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Verdaccio
07-29-2001, 09:52 AM
Hey Kim! Just wanted to let you know I tried your stand oil and turp medium on my latest painting - used it for the flowers on a porcelain tea pot. The area is very small and required quite a bit of fine detail.

Your medium worked just great! I got a little overzealous when I sprayed it and had to mop some drips up, but when the turp had evaporated it worked like a dream. Very smooth brush strokes and I was able to get some really fine detail.

Thank you. I will use it again.

I will post a picture of what I did when the light is better - still early here. :)

Titanium
07-29-2001, 12:11 PM
Verdaccio ,

I am glad to see your getting usable results.
Let me know if it stays with you .

Oh Oh -
Having never sprayed anything in my studio ,
I add please be careful of breathing turpentine.

I was warned by Monona Rossol , that most
people become pine resin intolerant very easily.
You don't want to have to give up [ not by
thinking choice ] your balsams and resins.

Plus turps can affect your internal organs that
do the cleaning .[ See the Pharmacopoeia at your
Pharmacy .

Turpentine also causes contact dermititis , in fair
skinned people , I am 99 % sure your fair of skin.
My teacher had it , and watching him frustrate
himself with those gloves , was very saddening.

My studio stays open and with a fan , studies are
in charcoal and water soluble oils.

I use a brush appropriate to the size of the job.
No drips.

Another time we can work on that - detail - and
how to lose it , but make your painting stronger.
- chuckle.

Yes , please post .
Titanium

Verdaccio
07-29-2001, 01:00 PM
Kim:

Thanks for the warning on spraying turp - or anything painting for that matter. I agree. I have an attic fan which runs when I spray with airflow going past me so any vapor is sucked out of the room. I also have two open windows and a HEPA filter running 24 hours a day. :)

Here is the final painting - I used your medium for painting the flowers on the pot:

http://www.fineportraitsinoil.com/TeapotDone1.jpg

And some detail:
http://www.fineportraitsinoil.com/TeapotDoneDetail.jpg

Thanks again!

M