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Title: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on February 11, 2019, 07:48:37 PM
who has been experimenting with oils on paper?  :smiley6600:
When I started to paint the feb. painting challenge, I mistook  :whistle: the photo to be a mixed media challenge and drew the outlines first with ink on paper. After realising my mistake I decided to continue anyway and painted with oils on paper.
I personally found it a nice experience to paint with oils on paper.  :painting: The colours are fascinatingly brilliant and the paint moves so smoothly over the paper.
Since I did not prime the paper the painting might not last for ever.  :sweat: But I intend making a good scan copy of it to preserve it.

What are your opinions Nolan and Dennis? Sorry Val, was too late to ask you this question before starting. :) This is accidental. Is this mixed media or a painting? In olden times I think the initial rough drawings for oil painting were done with graphite or charcoal. I am aware that there might be different opinions to this, but I can easily accept any rules to the challenge in this forum. It’s also an interesting topic for discussion 😊

All comments are appreciated. 

 
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Posted by Gita
Feb 09, 2019
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Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on February 13, 2019, 01:33:31 PM
Made some corrections- she seems to have put on weight... 😂😂
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 13, 2019, 03:34:37 PM
Wow, Gita.  She looks great.She's so pretty, one would never notice the extra weight.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Happychappy on February 13, 2019, 08:35:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Gita.    Patricia
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on February 13, 2019, 09:37:27 PM
Thank you Mea, oh yes she looks good with her chubby cheeks😅.
Thank you Patricia!
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: nolan on February 13, 2019, 10:59:35 PM
The painting looks great :clap: :clap: :clap:
I would not recommend painting on paper unless the paper has been sealed as the oil will be soaked up by the paper. You then not only have an oil "bleed", but some of the oil which is meant to bind the pigment to the substrate is now sitting inside the paper instead of inside the paint. The oil inside the paper may also weaken the paper itself causing the artwork to perish sooner.


Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Soizic on February 14, 2019, 01:02:28 PM
This is a splendid piece. How long have you been drawing/painting to get to that results?
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on February 14, 2019, 08:16:02 PM
Thank you for your opinion Nolan!

Soizic, I have been painting as a teenager. Nolan’s and Dennis’s classes gave me such a knowledge and motivation  boost for the past 2,5 years that I my passion for painting has increased tremendously. In fact, I still keep learning from other artists in Paint Basket.
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: dennis on February 18, 2019, 09:10:57 AM
I agree with Nolan. Canvas has been the substrate for Oils for many many years. The Old Master's paintings has stood the test of time only through one thing. They all found out that the canvas had to be primed (sealed thoroughly) otherwise disaster. Any oil that seeps through to the canvas will eventually rot it and it will disintegrate. The original primer was chalk based and needed special preparation and application. Today we have it very easy with the acrylic primers. Cheap stretched canvases have the absolute minimum of primer and should not be used. If you hold up the canvas to the light and you see pinpricks of light shining through, either throw it away or add a few extra coats of primer as I have done in the past.For the above reason only paint on paper if it has been acrylic primed.
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on February 18, 2019, 09:42:51 AM
On Dennis, thank you for your opinion. Will do as advised.😀
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on March 17, 2019, 11:33:58 AM
Two friends of mine wanted a poster made out of the February challenge painting. I ordered two posters, 60 x 80 cm in laminated, glossy quality and framed it. I am pleased that the print is really in an acceptable quality (online firm called “my poster.de”)  It’s waiting now to be collected! I ordered the second poster in another german online firm (ROSSMANN.de)  and is yet to be delivered. I am curious to see if there will be any quality differences, it costed 1/3 of the sum compared to the other one.
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: nolan on March 18, 2019, 09:39:20 PM
that would be a good test. Looking forward to seeing the difference
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Post by: EmmaLee on March 19, 2019, 11:20:45 AM
It looks great printed and framed Gita!
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Post by: Gita on March 20, 2019, 08:07:07 PM
Will post the comparison after arrival, Nolan!
Thanks Emma Lee. I am glad I did this.
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Val on May 05, 2019, 12:03:02 AM
Dear dear dear I am so behind.  :(   This is beautiful Gita  O0    I am so chuffed that you painted my lady so well.... and (hopefully) made a few shekels from the posters.  ;D   Congratulations!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Gita on May 05, 2019, 09:50:28 PM
Thanks Val, I got of a lot of appreciation for this painting. I gifted the first poster and I really didn’t ask for much for the second one since I had received a favour from this person already. So it was a sort of mutual exchange.
BTW, both prints were equally good. The cheaper one ( photo above) was slightly darker in colours.
Title: Re: Oils on paper
Post by: Val on May 05, 2019, 10:49:02 PM
That´s wonderful Gita. Appreciation is what keeps us going.   O0