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reena
01-18-2001, 01:00 PM
I know an artist who says that he uses certain herbal mixtures (made by him) along with Acrylic paints ,to give special effects. Does anyone know about such mediums?

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carly
01-18-2001, 06:09 PM
Reena...I have never heard of herbal mediums for acrylics...but I'll check around with some of my art lists.

Can you ask the artist for more information?
carly

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reena
01-20-2001, 12:17 AM
Thank you carly for the reply. The artist is not willing to tell me anything about the medium. He also claims to make his own colours. i wonder if all this is really true!!!.But his Acrylic paintings look like oils paintings.

Neal Glover
01-20-2001, 12:42 AM
Are you sure the herbal mediums are being used in the acrylics http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif

reena
01-20-2001, 01:12 PM
Neal, I've seen him using Acrylic paints commonly available in the market. But I've never seen him use any sort of mediums other than water.May be it's all his way of fooling others.( he infact uses the same story to impress all his clients)

Rowanart
03-13-2001, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by reena:
I know an artist who says that he uses certain herbal mixtures (made by him) along with Acrylic paints ,to give special effects. Does anyone know about such mediums?

[This message has been edited by reena (edited January 18, 2001).]
Hi Reena, I read a book called "Oil Painting Materials" by William F. Powell and he profiled two mediums that surprised me. One was Oil of Spike Lavender the other was Oil of Cloves. The clove slows down the drying of oil paint and helps to flatten it out, but it can weaken the paint and can be obtained from a pharmacy, however I asked a question about the Oil of Spike Lavender to an expert at allexperts.com and she said it's not the same as the essential oil of lavender and should only be bought at an art supply store not from an herbal shop. If you would like to read what she wrote to me, I would be happy to send it to you http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif



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reena
03-15-2001, 12:29 AM
Rowanart,I'm sure that the "oil of spike lavender"medium can't be used with Acrylics. But I'd like to have the answer you got from allexperts.com

reena
03-15-2001, 10:04 PM
Rowanart ,I'd like to have the reply you got from allexperts.com

Rainy
05-04-2001, 10:20 PM
Interesting about herbal mediums, particularly if they make acrylics look more like oils. I'd like to know what you find out. I can't use oils any more and am not satisfied with the look of acrylics.

LDianeJohnson
05-07-2001, 10:56 AM
I am not familiar with any herbal formulations for acrylics. But if one exists, I would check/test for integrity as herbals could have issues of altering the chemistry of the paint or invite little critters to munch on the painting thereby ruining the piece.

If anyone has further insights/info on this subject, it is an interesting one to have ongoing.

Diane

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