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Title: Bird
Post by: robynann on October 26, 2019, 12:05:27 PM
This was a lot of fun to create but a little nerve wracking because of the medium drying on me.. I think I'm going to buy some retarder or glazing medium. I don't know which is better to keep the acrylics wet. Does anyone know? I don't often work with acrylics because of the drying time. I did water them with a spray bottle but that didn't really do it like when I was doing the background. Any help would be appreciated on the subject of drying too fast.

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Post by: njnjgirl on October 26, 2019, 02:05:07 PM
Very good.  I like it .   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sorry I can;t help with your question.
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Post by: JayJ on October 26, 2019, 03:00:04 PM
Very nice Robynann!


Welcome to world of Acrylics!Yes it can get so frustrating.....spray bottle is your best friend if you don’t use retarder or medium.Unfotunately I have no idea about them as I only use water..!


Considering that you done an  excellent job.Do u also keep spraying your canvas ..and keep paints in wet pallette..that helps a lot...maybe you  are already using one.

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Post by: johnbeam on October 26, 2019, 05:32:57 PM
Yes I always use a spray bottle with water... that gives you more time to blend but if you are used to working with oil paints its still not near the same... you just have to work a little differently... most the time when I tried using the glazing medium it was worse for me... I got used to  blending faster and then working in layers which is a benefit because they dry faster you can do unlimited layers in a short time...

Beautiful bird painting! I like the dark background...
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Post by: Cath on October 26, 2019, 08:21:38 PM
I agree with John Robynann, regarding technique, so keep on spraying, blending faster, and layerings.   :painting:
The lovely blue colouring of your bird just draws one‘s eyes to it.  :)
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Post by: Bill76434 on October 26, 2019, 10:18:22 PM
Can't with acrylic but I like the painting
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Post by: Win on October 27, 2019, 09:04:26 AM
 :clap:
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Post by: robynann on October 28, 2019, 02:48:11 PM
Thanks everyone for your advice.. I'll keep spraying... Thanks for the kind comments :thankyou:
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Post by: nolan on October 28, 2019, 08:09:00 PM
Looking good Robynann :clap: :clap: :clap:

The more I work in acrylic, the more I like it.

I don't use any medium other than water.

The spray onto the canvas must be a very fine mist (finding a good fine spray bottle is often a challenge)

The most important difference between acrylic and oil is with acrylic you must work in layers.
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Post by: TeresaM on October 29, 2019, 08:33:36 AM
Beautiful colours. Well done  :clap:
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Post by: Maryna on October 30, 2019, 11:05:03 AM
Lovely work, my absolute favorite bird.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on November 05, 2019, 06:16:07 PM
Beautiful Painting :clap: :clap:
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Post by: EmmaLee on November 05, 2019, 07:24:48 PM
Very nice painting, Robynann. You should do more animals.  I have very little experience with acrylics but there is an artist I watch on YouTube that uses an airbrush (from a hobby kit) to keep her paint from drying while doing wet into wet blending.
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Post by: nolan on November 05, 2019, 07:57:43 PM
I assume she then sprays the canvas with water using the airbrush? If so that is a fabulous idea :heeha:
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Post by: EmmaLee on November 05, 2019, 10:11:23 PM
Yes, just water in the air brush.
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Post by: nolan on November 06, 2019, 08:29:36 PM
it's like a "why didn't I think of that" moment :doh: :idea:

probably because I don't have an airbrush :crazy2:

but now I have a reason to go buy one :heeha: :dance:
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Post by: JayJ on November 06, 2019, 09:18:53 PM
 :) Nolan.
Have seen this artist using airbrush tooo....looked into it found it bit expensive for my budget at that time..didn’t think about it again.




Am going to check too!



Title: Re: Bird
Post by: nolan on November 07, 2019, 07:46:53 PM
Let me look into it. Maybe I am able to find something at a reasonable price.
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Post by: JayJ on November 07, 2019, 08:42:29 PM
👍
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Post by: dennis on November 09, 2019, 08:21:50 AM
No need to buy one. I have a professional airbrush and compressor packed away.
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Post by: JayJ on November 09, 2019, 09:37:22 AM
Lucky Nolan!
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Post by: nolan on November 10, 2019, 09:22:21 PM
 :heeha:

 :dance:

somedays it helps being related to a shopaholic ^-^

I also found THIS  (https://bestartshop.com/product/art-airbrush-kit-with-compressor/)one which looks like it is perfect for the job
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Post by: JayJ on November 11, 2019, 02:42:07 AM


somedays it helps being related to shopaholic!


😀👍🏽


Thank you Nolan looks amazing!i can use for my facial too..wow..lol!
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Post by: nolan on November 11, 2019, 07:01:43 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Old Hare on February 26, 2020, 03:55:47 AM
Great work on ble feathers!  O0 They nicely catch attention, so I don't even focus on the bird's eye at first!  :heeha: I don't have experience with acrylics, but oil pastels are perfect solution for me. They technically never dry out, although after a few days they are dry enough to put another layer on top of the first one.  :painting: And then there is a fixative...  ;)
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Post by: Gita on April 01, 2020, 09:38:48 PM
Great idea, Emma Lee! Thanks for mentioning.
Roby Nan, your Bird is beautiful!
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Post by: Danielle123 on June 27, 2020, 07:13:47 PM
Beautiful bird,   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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