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Old 07-19-2018, 08:16 AM
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Old scary books also recommends to study drawing instead of study painting.

That is not only in old books but in 99% of all painting instruction books and vidoes I reckon. I also find it difficult to start a painting without any line work either in pencil, charcoal or paint when some precision is required. Just learned to do it that way I guess. Walter
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Learning to draw is recommended by every artist and school since the beginning of painting.
But you can just up and start oil paintings without any knowledge or skills in perspective, value, edges, proportions, etc. who needs that bunch of crap anyways, right!

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Old 07-19-2018, 08:30 AM
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Learning to draw is recommended by every artist and school since the beginning of painting.
But you can just up and start oil paintings without any knowledge or skills in perspective, value, edges, proportions, etc. who needs that bunch of crap anyways, right!
And Anatomy. As Cennino Cennini mentioned in his book "Il libro dell'arte", you can only became a painter after 6 years of study such things and plus you need to have a good master as a teacher and plus you must study pigments and paint preparation immediately.
So forget about to be a painter until 6 years will pass by!

From such an important things, I studied only Anatomy! But I did that long ago But I guess, that still helps me to paint portraits!

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Old 07-19-2018, 10:28 AM
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Re: Solvent Free Painting

probly repeating others but you can go solvent free yes ...jus use the fat over lean principle..the four comandments as i call it lol
1 though shalt not....put water based paints over oil
2.though shalt not...start oily and gradulay decrease in percentage of oil till one is painting straight fromt t tube ie going "fat " to "thin"
3.though shalt not ...start very oily "fat layers" ie over 15 to 20 % oil and go more and more oil till you end up so oily you got a mud wrestling ring on your canvas and it aint never gonna cure lol
4. though shalt not be slack and forget to check and not put water based varnish over oil based paint
5 etc
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:23 PM
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When you paint like this Dutch master a pncil or charcoal drawing or any anatomical knowledge is not really required

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v_w49dYO5g
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When you paint like this Dutch master a pncil or charcoal drawing or any anatomical knowledge is not really required

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v_w49dYO5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPvnnmVOrcg He did absolutely stunning, awful daub masterpieces with a lot of smashed color harmony on the canvas surface!
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