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robynann

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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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Reply #1 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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Reply #2 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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Reply #3 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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Reply #4 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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Reply #5 on: October 26, 2019, 10:18:22 PM
Can't with acrylic but I like the painting


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Reply #6 on: October 27, 2019, 09:04:26 AM
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robynann

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Reply #7 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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Reply #8 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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Reply #9 on: October 29, 2019, 08:33:36 AM
Beautiful colours. Well done  :clap:
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Reply #10 on: October 30, 2019, 11:05:03 AM
Lovely work, my absolute favorite bird.  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: November 05, 2019, 06:16:07 PM
Beautiful Painting :clap: :clap:
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Reply #12 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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Reply #13 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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Reply #14 on: November 05, 2019, 10:11:23 PM
Yes, just water in the air brush.
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