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  • sanded pastel paper

    My instructor has recommended preparing a sanded surface myself when I complained of the difficulty of finding sanded pastel papers, but he is primarily an oil painter, and offered no instructions. What paper/board, what substance should I use to get the sanded texture?
    Posted to Pastel (Forum) by njMargaret on 24 Feb 2013
  • Mix skintone in night seen portrait

    Need help from you professional painter ... How to draw skin tone in dark ?I meant how dark background ..or night seen will affect the painting skintone ? Should I add some blue touch to the base mixture of the skins tone? How to make the skin look cooler in dark background? I will appreciate any comment...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by shaimaa on 17 Nov 2012
  • Re: pastels...do you have a q?

    Helllloooooo!!! This is my first time at artistdaily.com and I love the page. I have some questions about pastels. I never used this media and, before I get a pastels box, I'd like to know: 1) What´s your opinion about fixing a pastel painting? I searched all over the web and I found many different...
    Posted to Pastel (Forum) by Lore9018 on 10 Aug 2012
  • Re: Graphite- "Making of a leader"

    I have Parkinson's Disease and always seeking tips to improve (overcome) tremors in my hands while painting, drawing, sketching, etc. as I take plenty of Sinemet and Aricept for the conditions of Parkinson's. Due to cost of doctors and many other medications, my funds are limited when it comes...
    Posted to Drawing (Forum) by Tremors on 19 Jul 2012
  • Mixing Acrylics with Water Mixable Oils

    We wanted to set the record straight. There are companies out there that claim that mixing WMO and Acrylics is fine. It's not. It all goes back to the rule of fat over lean , or better represented as elastic over inelastic . Here's the statement from our technical advisor as well as the conservation...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by kyle at Royal Talens on 7 Aug 2011
  • Filling empty tubes with mixed gray oil paints

    I have been mixing my own neutral grays from red / yellow / blue and white in several different flavors, cool, warm, (rasberry, lime, etc) Does anyone have helpful hints on A. mixing big batches of grays - 5.0 ozs (big size tubes) B. a graceful way to scoop up all of those lucious gray paints and gracefully...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by pwally.claassen@gmail.com on 25 May 2010
  • Re: Where are all the pastel painters?

    Hi Jeannette, I hope you'll forgive me for jumping in. Here is my humble opinion on the subject .... I had the best luck with Rembrandt brand soft pastels for my first ones. I recommend getting more than 12, as many as you can afford, a set of 90 half sticks- general selection (not portrait or landscape...
    Posted to Pastel (Forum) by kmsmithabraham on 29 Jan 2010
  • Re: beginning to oil paint- what is the best medium ? and way to clean brushes

    Hello, I am not able to tolerate any of the organic solvents, even the odorless mineral spirits. I have found that walnut oil works well for a medium (I get mine from Daniel Smith). It is odorless and non-toxic. To clean my brushes I use something called Murphy's Oil Soap. I get it at my local Safeway...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by Lorraine K on 18 Jan 2010
  • Achieving transparent washes in oil

    Anyone who knows the work of Michael Workman is familiar with the beautiful effect he achieves with transparent washes of oil paint, especially with respect to fields of grass. Does anyone have suggestions for how to achieve such effects?
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by David Pellegrini on 13 Oct 2009
  • Drawing Open Studio / Life Drawing - (tips on getting a group started)

    Hi, Are you thinking about starting a life drawing group or have one already going? We have a great open studio life drawing group going here in Herndon Virginia (near Dulles Airport) every Wednesday night (7-10pm) that has continued steadily for over a year now. Now that this cool forum exists through...
    Posted to Drawing (Forum) by triciaratliff on 30 Sep 2009
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