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I've never used any other oils, but Water Soluble. Can't abide the smell and the effect of original oils. The only drawback I have with W&N Artisan is the difficulty getting the yellows out of the tube. Quite exhausting, constantly requires wine replenishment.
Anyway I've just finished a painting for inclusion in a local exhibition.
At the moment it's called 'He's gone'.
09-10-2009, 07:08 PM
Great job! I like paintings like this that have a certain mystery. Also like the shapes in the background and the colors. I never noticed the Artisan yellows were so thick--I thin mine down with Artisan Thinner using a small palette knife to the desired consistency. Thanks for posting--I'll look forward to seeing more of your paintings! Susan
09-10-2009, 11:20 PM
The first thing that catches my eye is that blanket the colors have almost a rainbow effect for me, but I love that. There is just so much comfort in that blanket, it really contrasts against that isolated moment. At least that's what I get out of it. Great work :clap:
09-11-2009, 08:50 AM
Fantastic painting! I love the colors. Conveys a lot of emotion. :)
Thank you for the comments. They're very encouraging.
09-14-2009, 04:14 AM
Jack, I like it, especially the rainbow effect on the blanket
I find that the colors are not shining enough: you are moving from a very cold shine to a very cold graysh shadow in the yellow area. I think you should have some warmer yellow areas
The other small problem I see is that the two sides of the blanket are a little too rigid. looks more wood than fabric. I think it would be enough to change the "tube" shapes into something narrower on the top and larger at the bottom, with a curve profile instead of straight.
I am using artisan as well and having no problems with yellows. Maybe you have just got bad luck with those particular tubes...
Thanks Fab. The Painting has just been rejected by the selection committee at a forthcoming exhibition. So, an opportunity for improvement.
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