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Reply #30 on: May 04, 2012, 02:35:47 PM
It's early in the process, Tony.  There's nothing you can't change of you wish to.

It's going to be a great painting.  I'm confident you can do it.
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Reply #31 on: May 04, 2012, 05:37:44 PM
Beautiful work. Zinc white will lighten those eggs right up for you because it is transparent it gives it a nice brightener but not whitener.  I use that in place of Titanium white due to it turning yellow over time.  I have heard of zinc getting brittle but I have yet to see that happen.

A few tips I found working with Water mixable oils: might be better to cover them with saran wrap with a wet paper towel or sponge inside till your gonna use them again. But I wouldn't wait to long these oxyidize much quicker that is why I use them, for the drying time.  I always mix up a batch and use very small containers to store them in and I always top them off with a few drops of water if I am not going to use them for weeks on end.  I never put them in the frig or freezer I do belive that with these being water mixable they will not do the same as the regular oils. 

I have stored them on my painting tile over a day or two under saran wrap and they do fine as long as I get all the air bubbles out.  Lay the saran wrap over the pallette or what ever you have them mixed on and gently press out all the air around each pile of paint making sure the saran wrap is like a vacume pack and then you don't have to worry about the paint drying out.  If you decide to use a wet paper towel or sponge just make sure you wring out the excess.

 :thankyou: for your tips for use with the Water Mixable Colours and the Zinc White paint usage Sandra ;)
I'd not thought about placing a drop of water over the paints (or using a atomiser spray of water). That's a great idea and should give me a little extra time between sessions.
I'll have a go at using the Zinc White paint when I buy some. (I knew I should hav got some last time I was in the Art Store!)
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« Last Edit: May 05, 2012, 08:38:34 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #32 on: May 04, 2012, 05:40:03 PM
Coming along Tony  :clap:  They may seem a bit dark to you but they actually look like some of the eggs here....maybe you've painted Caribbean eggs!!  :heeha:

Sun tanned Eggs!  :2funny: 
Val, you always come to the rescue ;)
I just need some eggstra time then crack on with this or, it'll become a yoke!  :D
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Reply #33 on: May 04, 2012, 05:43:42 PM
It's early in the process, Tony.  There's nothing you can't change of you wish to.

It's going to be a great painting.  I'm confident you can do it.

Thanks Lillian ;)  I hope I can steer this in the right direction with a few tweeks here and there. I'm learning more each time I paint. I just need to discipline my lazy self!  :blush:
I may leave this layer to dry and use it as a 'undertone' exercise. Or, I may continue this eve while it's still a wet-in-wet painting. A little bit of scraping off should help.
Cheers ;)
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Reply #34 on: May 05, 2012, 07:09:08 AM
I agree with Sandra, Tony.  This is coming along beautifully.  I haven't tried the zinc white so I look forward to seeing this particular step.  Carry on good sir! 
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Reply #35 on: May 05, 2012, 07:46:32 AM
Tony...loving it so far  :clap: :clap: :clap: and really enjoy you sharing the process :thankyou:  ;)
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Reply #36 on: May 05, 2012, 01:00:29 PM
 :eek:  Oh no!!  A 'yolking' Yorkie? Not sure I could stand it!!!   :heeha:
Actually its coming along brilliantly, can't wait to see the outcome.  Have you thought about a follow up....'aftermath' , empty eggshells, crumbs about the table......
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Reply #37 on: May 05, 2012, 11:56:10 PM
Thanks for updating us on your progress.

A good tip I learned about painting the edges of the deep canvas is to paint the sides with acrylic paint instead of oils, otherwise you can't handle the painting for a long time.


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Reply #38 on: May 06, 2012, 10:24:39 AM
:eek:  Oh no!!  A 'yolking' Yorkie? Not sure I could stand it!!!   :heeha:
Actually its coming along brilliantly, can't wait to see the outcome.  Have you thought about a follow up....'aftermath' , empty eggshells, crumbs about the table......


Hey you!  :fight: cheeky monkey  >:D  Have you never tried a 'Yorkie'? The smooth, chunky, appealing chocolate type! (I think they are still available to buy but, they are not for girls!)
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=709&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZaTNQ1inD9j-mM:&imgrefurl=http://adultpickyeatersuk.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/bad-candy-when-confectionery-isnt/yorkie/&docid=QkP8YbxUqWmqHM&imgurl=http://adultpickyeatersuk.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/yorkie.jpg&w=431&h=300&ei=ZFCmT-aZC4i80QWDxtiFBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=619&sig=102924484865606960163&page=1&tbnh=140&tbnw=201&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:138&tx=68&ty=70

I love the idea of an 'aftermath'! Or, a eggs frying in a pan. Hey, I'm pretty good at throwing them too so, you best behave or.... :knuppel2:
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Reply #39 on: May 06, 2012, 10:26:39 AM
Thanks for updating us on your progress.

A good tip I learned about painting the edges of the deep canvas is to paint the sides with acrylic paint instead of oils, otherwise you can't handle the painting for a long time.

Whoah Anya! That's a great idea  O0 I'll look to do that 'cos it'll allow me to continue to use them 'cos of it drying quick. I'll use an appropriate matching colour of the scene. Perfect!  :thankyou:  :hug:
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #40 on: May 06, 2012, 10:31:23 AM
We're off on holiday for 4 days till late Friday 10th so, I won't be able to crack on with my painting till I get back. Not so bad really 'cos I wanted the colour to dry anyway, so I can use it as a tonal exercise instead. (I'll have to remember to make the next coats flexible with the addition of a drop of medium in order to adhere to the 'fat (flexible) over lean' rule to prevent cracking later.
I've realized that the colour of eggs are like skin colour and, they vary just as much too. I'll push on and get this finished next weekend, then I can get on with the 'loose painted version'.
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Reply #41 on: May 06, 2012, 10:51:28 AM
Enjoy your holiday, Pat.  You can get cracking on your eggs when you get back.  ;D
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Reply #42 on: May 06, 2012, 11:15:41 AM
Enjoy your holiday, Pat.  You can get cracking on your eggs when you get back.  ;D


 :thankyou: We are going in our motor-home to a place called 'Searles' at Hunstanton in West Norfolk, on the top coast:
http://www.searles.co.uk/things-to-do/

Google zoom in map (Click on 'Earth' on the right, wait, then, click on the map and zoom in.  You can travel round the area to see it in near reality:
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Reply #43 on: May 06, 2012, 12:32:10 PM
have a "cracking" good holiday tony!  hope the weather is kind to you.
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Reply #44 on: May 06, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
Bon Voyage!!! I knew you were a cruiser.....even if it is a land cruiser!   :2funny:

Never had a chocolate Yorkie....but oh those walnut whips, finished up my last bag of allsorts on the last leg...just straight up licorice for the next one. Boy I hope I can get allsorts in Guatemala   :idea:  I'll have to have a care package sent in!!   O0   :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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