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nolan

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Reply #30 on: November 07, 2019, 07:43:07 PM
ah so you painted this one live. Then you really did well because I was painting quick that day :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #31 on: November 08, 2019, 05:02:39 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan!!! You da best! :flowers:

My emotions while keeping up with you during the live :pullhair:  :'(  :run: :attacked: :twoguns: :sweat:  :banghead:


My emotions now, after your compliments  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:
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Reply #32 on: November 08, 2019, 01:51:59 PM
Well done Dolly  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Don't get your blood pressure up on recorded classes.  The pause button is my best friend, because I get behind as soon as Nolan does his first dip in the paint.  I paint slowly, very slowly, so a one hour video take many hours to run.  No rush!


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Reply #33 on: November 09, 2019, 10:13:22 AM
 :thankyou: Annie! You bet, Nolan's and Dennis's 1-2 hour long tutorials usually take me 4-8 hours to complete  :2funny:
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Reply #34 on: November 10, 2019, 09:38:39 PM
 :2funny: Dolly, you are too funny


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Reply #35 on: November 25, 2019, 06:09:58 PM
:thankyou: Annie! You bet, Nolan's and Dennis's 1-2 hour long tutorials usually take me 4-8 hours to complete  :2funny:

4-8 hours?  :doh:   Most of mine take days!   :2funny:
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Reply #36 on: November 26, 2019, 04:00:23 AM
 :2funny: oh Val! You  must have a lot of patience to work on the same artwork for days together!  :clap: When I sit down to paint I don't get up until it is finished - that's why - Acrylics suits my temperament and Oil doesn't as it makes me wait!
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Reply #37 on: December 05, 2019, 08:17:54 PM
Dolly, I wish I had more patience! Most of my paintings/drawings take about a week. My longest go was using only pastel pencil and if I remember rightly was almost a year and a half!!!  :faint:    I just had to keep putting it aside, but I am glad I kept going back to it and finally finished.   :tongue:   I just don´t like to give in, and finally accepted whatever time it takes... that´s what it takes.  :hang:       :2funny:
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Reply #38 on: December 05, 2019, 10:50:52 PM
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You guys are so funny... well oil suit my temperament.  Acrylic is dry long before I manage to get the first coat of paint on canvas.  Saying that I use acrylic for the challenges, otherwise I will never manage to finish in a month, and I am getting better and better at it.

As for oil, I just find (in full sight, I don't see anything after a while) my Koi Fish and Ladybug paintings.  I put them aside few years ago to cure.  They are nice and ready for the next step... 

Tout vient a qui sait attendre ... hum, something like 'all falls in place for those who are patient and can wait'.


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Reply #39 on: December 06, 2019, 01:59:25 AM
  ;D  You are not alone there, Annie. I have a collection of UFOs in various mediums waiting for further attention :blush:
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Reply #40 on: December 08, 2019, 08:07:35 PM
so why don't you try the alkyd oil paints Annie. They dry within a day or so (sometimes even hours if it is a very hot day)


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Reply #41 on: December 11, 2019, 04:54:49 AM
You are right Val! Never give up! I just have to learn to wait, which I can not, if I leave my painting because I was unable to get it right, I will get back up in the middle of the night and paint till morning till I have finished it and then call it done. May be it is my IT Project Management conditioning that chases deadlines is strong. I need to unlearn that and try to adopt the artistic temperament. There is so much to learn, unlearn and relearn!!! I just love how the choices we  make, the things we love mould us  :1hug: :1hug: :1hug:

Annie, I would love to learn to be patient like you! You are right, things take their time, we have an illusion of being in control, but we are the medium through which an expression is created and it must take its free form and in its own time, I guess.

Love this quote you shared... :flowers:
Tout vient a qui sait attendre ... hum, something like 'all falls in place for those who are patient and can wait'.

Cathy UFOs are unfinished objects? LOL this is such a cool acronym, may be I will remember this to warm up to the idea of unfinished stuff Thank you :)  :2funny: :yippee:
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Reply #42 on: January 03, 2020, 02:31:21 PM
Just noticed your 'carpe diem' at the bottom of your posts.   Maybe we should say: carpe diem quam minimum credula postero  ;)



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Reply #43 on: January 03, 2020, 02:34:50 PM
Alkyd Oil:
I have been researching this a bit, because I thought this was paint for the walls.  I thought I knew it was not a true oil, but a polymer (latex), and assumed it was like a slow drying acrylic. 

But W&N Griffin says:  "Griffin is a genuine oil color, made with pigments and oil modified alkyd resin, and it can be thinned with traditional oil color solvents."

1) Are these considered student or artist grade?  found the answer... artist!
2) How do I adjust the 'fat on lean' technique?  Or it will be dry before I add the next layer, so more like techniques for acrylics???
3) I tried using Liguin with oil to speed up the drying, did not see much difference.  For Alkyd, W&N says to use either oil or Liguin as medium.  Presumably oil would re-increase the drying time?

I did not like the WSO when I try them, felt to grainy and did not flow smoothly enough compare to my M.Graham oils.

But, I will give it a try the alkyd.   Thanks Nolan.
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Reply #44 on: January 06, 2020, 06:45:43 PM
during a painting session you adhere to the fat over lean principle. After the paint has dried, you can paint as though it's a new layer as anything you put down now will dry slower.

Liquin is an alkyd based medium so should not make the alkyd paints dry any faster than they do on their own.

As far as adding oil to the alkyd paints is concerned I suspect that it may slow down the drying process again as you are effectively reducing the amount of alkyd resin in the paint,