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Author Topic: Question on my winter trees painting in progress..mixed media...Dennis?? Nolan??  (Read 2547 times)

polliwag

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Thanks, Lynn.. It was even better before I messed it up with the oils... Guess that's like saying the big one got away, huh?  Oh well, at least I feel good about the painting itself, so now I know that I have come a little farther in my progress.  I need to go back over the lessons to see where my misunderstanding is..  Some learning experiences are just at a greater expense than others... but I'll bet I don't forget this one.  What are you doing about the oils that you have been waiting so long to dry?  I did do the first lesson in oils from the free class and I have been impatient with the drying time on that... I did read today about the oil paints that dry faster.. Archival or something like that was the name of them..  Didn't have time to read a lot about them, but sounded interesting to me.  I know your paintings that you mentioned involved a lot of glazing etc.  and that would be a different situation.  Good luck with those.  I feel pretty much like an  :idiot2:  about my mistake; however it was just something that I had not learned.
 
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BTW I forgot to mention that your painting looked good even with the oil paint on it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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 :( So sorry to hear of your troubles Dianne.
When it comes to me, I decided I'd do better if I didn't take both the oil/acrylic alongside the w/c lessons for this exact reason. So easy to mix directions of one with the other. I figure I'm pretty safe with w/c and pencils  ;D

I do hope you'll do another as this one does look very good regardless.  O0



polliwag

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Thank you Dennis and Val... I do think I will do this again.  I love the scene even more since I painted it.
...and Dennis... I forgot to apogize for misquoting you.  See how people can become misinformed by listening to others who don't have their facts straight!!  The more I thought about what I'd done, I decided I knew better than to put oils on the watercolor paper.  I wasn't thinking about the paper.. just being able to use oil paints over water based paints... I must have been thinking about the trim in my bathroom! :crazy2:   Whatever! I'm over it now. :yippee:   Like I said.. I'll never get confused on that one again :2funny:
Dianne

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Harald

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Nice picture. The misunderstanding may be that it is possible to paint oil over acrylic. ( but never acrylic over oil.)
Harald


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LOL! I've enjoyed catching up and reading about your progress  Dianne. I was more surprised to see such a  lovely painting. Very wintry and festive. Picture card I'd send any day. I love it  :clap: :clap:
I've been playing with water colours lately and, I love 'em!
Keep up the great work  O0
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Sarah (arch)

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I still think you should let it dry, add what you wanted to add (branches?) then enjoy it until it starts to peel. What the heck--can't lose much except a little brown paint. Can't wait to see the watercolors, Tony.
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Harald

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A few yers ago I tried to paint the egg/oil tempra. I received the recipe from an artist. I misunderstood and primed paper with a mixture of egg, linseed oil and water insted of first priming the paper with a type of glue. The pictures are just fine now several years later, so the decay happens slowly in this case.
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polliwag

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Harald, Tony, Sarah... Thank you so much!  As soon as the oil dries, :P :whistle: :sleep: :stress: :yawn: :pullhair: , I think I'll touch up what I need too and make some greeting cards from it....'Tis the Season!   Maybe I should print the story on the back of the cards! :2funny:
Dianne

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Dianne, Your painting is beautiful for it looks so crisp, clean and neat.  I really like it.  I recently finished that lesson too which I posted and I really enjoyed painting it.  Patricia
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