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  • 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
  • The Virtual Studio

    As many of you have noticed, I am posting many Computer Generated Art Pieces. I have gotten into it slowly, mainly from a lack of expertise in the use of diff computer software & formats, but that has changed, since I have acquired several programs that can produce anything from a 3D animation to...
    Posted to Other Media (Forum) by L Skylar Brown on 18 Sep 2009
  • Re: Bargue Drawing Course

    Hi DaleA - Glad to hear you're having a go at the Bargue course! As far as the book-binding, I've read the same thing about it being poorly bound. Honestly, I don't see any problems with mine, but I haven't gotten so far that I've tried scanning pages from the middle of the book yet...
    Posted to Drawing (Forum) by DanielH on 18 Jul 2009
  • Re: Mixing Rich Darks

    Beautiful painting Lori! I love all of the simple - yet effective - brushstrokes; and of course those darks... just great! -Daniel
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by Daniel J. Keys on 15 May 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    It's a pleasure to share the information with you- I have learned so much through these forums, things that I really should have been taught in art school. Professors of fine arts- hear this and please teach your students all of the technical tips, tricks and techniques that you can think of!
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 28 Mar 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hi Kadon, There is a very important difference between retouching and finishing varnish: Retouching varnish is used on touch-dry, or recently-dry oil paintings that haven't dried completely through yet. You might need to varnish a painting before it has completely dried, say when you have an exhibition...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 28 Mar 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    Hi everyone, I've finished varnishing the paintings and they are now hanging in the gallery. If anyone is interested, the gallery's site is www.elm75.de (in German only) and the images are on my own site www.sarahdudley.net, along with photos from the vernissage. About the varnish- the onion...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 26 Mar 2009
  • Re: Is there anything I can do to make the oil dry faster?

    There are several things you can do. As mentioned, you can replace your regular oil titanium white for a tube of alkyd white. It dries more quickly and, since you mix white with most colors, you will speed the drying time. You can also buy a bottle of cobalt drier. You will find it where you find oil...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by atelier_m on 1 Feb 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    I've had this problem with two different paintings, one was finished a year before varnishing (thick paint- needed long drying time) and the other was drying for about 6 months. The paint didn't lift, rather the varnish was 'rejected' on just a few areas, and that within an area of the...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 25 Jan 2009
  • Re: Problems varnishing oil paintings

    This is a really interesting response- can you list some of the reasons the top layer of my painting might not have enough bonding strength? What kind of resin do you mean for use in the medium (I assume that means either the linseed/poppy oil or a prepared medium). Also, what do you do with the onion...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by SarahD57 on 22 Jan 2009
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