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patindaytona

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on: November 21, 2021, 02:09:51 PM
I have a very shaky arm when i lay down paint. Does anyone use a table to anchor their arm when painting? I've told myself to do this so many times but always disregard doing it. I would save myself so much frustration of overworking everything if i was more steady. Maybe I'll try using a table to ensure i put my arm resting on it.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 07:36:40 PM
And you can use a mahl stick they work great to steady your hand O0


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Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 07:43:51 PM
A mahl stick is an artist's third arm  O0  Often use a long-handled paintbrush as one.
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Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 11:42:44 PM
Yes, I've tried that many years ago. I can never stick to things. I just lowered my easel so the i can rest my elbow if i think about it! on my knee.
I have to tell you....the Koe Fish. I spent half the day on the head alone of the spotted one and wiped it off countless times. I'm not going to change. That's typical for me. Nervous wreck. I actually feel better that i wiped it off totally. At least it's fresh again. I think the shape was off just enough that got me started. I'm patient as you can see, but i love it and hate it. Mostly love it.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 04:26:47 PM
Never too late to learn. I don't care how many times I've let things spin out of control. Better to be 5 times more careful about each brush stroke than patching it up 5 times for each one.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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