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Reply #1245 on: November 05, 2017, 04:56:40 PM
Thank you for your insights Stoney. I did consider having a go at the water soluble oils, but due to extended drying times and the problem of storage space on board, never delved back in. My next adventure will be finding good quality mat board and then storing it safely.

You're more than welcome.

I paint in thin layers so just having it in the house its dry.  The only exception is if I use a thicker layer of Titanium White.  That can be taken care of by (in summertime) by putting it on the dashboard of my truck with the windows closed.  Being on the equator would make things easier, I suspect.

Alternatively, you can mix a touch of Liquin in with your paint.  It'll shorten drying time.

If you wanted to get some palette knife painting work in then mix in some Lucas #5 medium to your paint.  It'll dry from the inside in three days, no cracking; but it will give the paint a rubbery texture to the touch.

Some tidbits in case you wanted to do some things in another way.

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Reply #1246 on: November 06, 2017, 08:59:08 AM
Thanks Mysti.  :flowers:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1247 on: November 06, 2017, 09:02:36 AM
Stoney, i may have another go one day. i used to prefer using the palette knife. As is I've bought my stock of w/c & pastel supplies for the next year or two (I hope). If and when we move ashore... maybe then.  ;)
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1248 on: November 07, 2017, 07:25:08 PM
Oh, Val. Prayers for your family in this very heavy time.  :'(
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Reply #1249 on: November 07, 2017, 10:13:47 PM
Much appreciated Susan.  :1hug:
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Reply #1250 on: November 10, 2017, 10:34:55 PM
Sending Blessings for your Brother Val.  :smitten:
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Reply #1251 on: November 10, 2017, 11:24:32 PM
Thanks ever so Win.  :1hug:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1252 on: November 11, 2017, 04:46:08 PM
Thank you for your insights Stoney. I did consider having a go at the water soluble oils, but due to extended drying times and the problem of storage space on board, never delved back in. My next adventure will be finding good quality mat board and then storing it safely.

You're more than welcome.

I paint in thin layers so just having it in the house its dry.  The only exception is if I use a thicker layer of Titanium White.  That can be taken care of by (in summertime) by putting it on the dashboard of my truck with the windows closed.  Being on the equator would make things easier, I suspect.

Alternatively, you can mix a touch of Liquin in with your paint.  It'll shorten drying time.

If you wanted to get some palette knife painting work in then mix in some Lucas #5 medium to your paint.  It'll dry from the inside in three days, no cracking; but it will give the paint a rubbery texture to the touch.

Some tidbits in case you wanted to do some things in another way.

Val, sorry about your brother, hopefully things will somehow miraculously improve.

Also looking forward to a New Year, and a shoutout thanks to Stoney on the Lucas #5, just ordered some for my next painting adventure.

Charles


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Reply #1253 on: November 11, 2017, 09:11:35 PM
Thanks much Charles, hope springs eternal.  :flowers:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1254 on: November 12, 2017, 09:09:01 AM
Val,
Sending your brother, and you, blessings of Light and strength in this difficult time.

Pastels: Have you tried working with a soft face mask to prevent particles of pastel dust being inhaled?
I am trying out disposible ones at present, but think pure cotton, which can be washed,  will work out more reasonable in the long run.
Cathy-Rose.


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Reply #1255 on: November 12, 2017, 02:08:56 PM
Sorry to read the news about your brother Val.  Sending love, hope and prayers.   :smitten:

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Reply #1256 on: November 12, 2017, 06:28:43 PM
Thanks Cath. I just can't keep a mask on, too hot down here. Another reason I prefer to work outdoors. Still lots of rainy days, but the season will ease up soon.  :yippee:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1257 on: November 12, 2017, 06:30:43 PM
Thanks much Mary Lou. Hoping to get up to see him next summer.  :flowers:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1258 on: November 12, 2017, 09:03:29 PM
Val - I dislike masks, too, but thought it better to give it a try after hearing others suffering from inhaling the pigments.  Not sure if suffocating under the mask is an alternative, though.  :-\ ;)
Cathy-Rose.


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Reply #1259 on: November 13, 2017, 08:57:19 AM
It really is a double edged sword isn't it?  :crazy2:   I suppose everything we do has its inherent dangers, all we can do is be aware and work with whatever method suits us best.
Cheers, Val

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