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01-12-2004, 12:03 PM
I've been an artist for a while and an art teacher also. I Generally paint in watercolor. But have been under the impression that oil and cats don't mix. I would however like to start painting in oils or trying to. I was wondering what the oil artists would recomend to get started.(besides getting rid of the cats) any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
01-12-2004, 01:11 PM
Welcome to the oil forum Mkent41616!! :)
I always recommend a class to start out with but if that's not something you can do.......you can get a limited palette of oil paints, some hog bristle brushes, odorless mineral spirits, canvas or canvas pads ( many here use masonite wood panel covered with gesso or canvas) & work with mixing your colors to see what they do.
Be sure to paint in a well ventilated area & keep your turps covered when not in use (just because they take the odor out doesn't mean they can't be harmful)
There is a lot of good information in the search engines and be sure to check the Hall of Fame at the top of this page.
Also check here
01-12-2004, 02:08 PM
Try to clear your mind and forget about art. You can dive right in because nobody minds.
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