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scouserl41

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on: November 24, 2018, 08:14:00 PM
Ever since I did the glazing lesson and saw what a beautiful painting the lamp was I've wanted to do more. All summer I've been taking pictures of lamps wherever I've found them. I finally painted one!

This is 8 x 10 oils over acrylics on canvas. I didn't use the same glazing over the gray rendering, but painted it in color from the start.

Brian
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Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 12:08:42 AM
Casts a nice glow, Brian.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 01:26:50 AM
Your lamp looks great, Brian. How did you like doing the oil over acrylic? I have seen a lot of artists do that and have been tempted to give it a try.
EmmaLee


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Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 07:04:21 PM
Give it a go Emmalee, there's nothing magic or mystic about it. Paint it fairly roughly in acrylics to cover the canvas then refine it in oils. The great thing is the acrylics dry fast so you can get the oils on within an hour or so. Just don't thin the acrylics too far using only water it can leave them with a poor bond to the canvas. Use either an acrylic glazing medium or something similar or clear hair gel. Yes HAIR GEL! It's vegetable gelatin the same as the base for the acrylics. Add a little water to it to thin it then add that to the acrylic paint. Works for me!!
Brian
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Reply #4 on: December 02, 2018, 10:49:36 PM
Brian, I am just loving your work, you are doing so well.   Patricia
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Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 11:42:59 PM
Thank you Patricia.
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Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 01:02:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Really nice work, Brian! -Liz


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Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 01:25:37 PM
Thanks Liz, I was just thinking about you.
I was going thru my drawing stuff and couldn't figure out where half of my pencils had gone. I do give them to kids who come over to watch me draw and paint so I thought that's where they had gone.

When I got home Barbara wanted to sort out some closets in our new RV and my art closet was one of them! As I emptied everything out I found a black case full of pencils. In it was your card. It was the case you so kindly gave me a year ago when we met in Honolulu.

It all came rushing back, meeting you and your husband and Mary Anne and her husband. The art show,
Now I found your card again I must send you the drawing of the Jaguar I promised you!!
Brian
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