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Old 03-13-2019, 12:43 PM
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

Thanks KreativeK!

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Dorrrt, that’s is beautiful painting. I was thinking about going to the water soluble oil colors when I buy new paint. Is there any tricks to using them?
Thanks, glad you like it.
They've improved in my opinion, or else the brand I used this time works better. I wasn't sure if my old set would still be workable as it had been possibly as much as ten years ago that I bought them (I only used them a couple of times). I work near a Jerry's Artorama and they had Lukas brand on sale at half price, so I bought a few of my colors again. However, I wanted to start by putting a layer of burnt sienna down and I had forgotten to get it. So I checked out my old set and found they were still usable, so I used the burnt sienna from that. The new Lukas paints were buttery and stiff enough to hold thick strokes, the old paint (it was either WN Artisan or Grumbacher Max, I have some of both) gave me difficulty. It slid out of the tube on a layer of unmixed medium and fought my brush, loading inconsistently either clumping or watery when I tried to thin it. This was my recollection of the paint from years before too and why I only used it a couple of times.

That said, when I started using the Lukas paints they worked great, felt just like good oil paint, allowed thinning some with water, mixing with Artisan medium, or painting direct. They worked well on the canvas board.

I'm going to try some of the other WN and Grumbacher colors I have and see if it was just the Sienna, but I think they all acted like that back when I first tried them. All the brands may all work better now-a-days, as the chemistry may have improved.

Oh and I love the linseed oil smell, always have. These have the linseed oil smell without the solvent stench. Gotta love that.
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

Hi all, I forgot to tell you all I was going to be in Florida for a few days. It was lovely, saw a lot of manatees and interesting birds.

Kay, well done, on the birdbath! I love your style.

Lil, such beautiful bright colors, so pretty.

Dorrart, That's gorgeous, it's the kind of style, I find so appealing. I have a set of water soluble oils but I haven't used oil in a longtime so I need to reacquaint myself with them!
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:17 PM
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

Here's the lion
Did on my phone as well

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Love your ferocious feline Dan!!!
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:28 PM
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Dorrart...I like your painting a lot. I really like that style, but have a difficult time producing it. Thanks for your comments on mine
Kay...Thank you
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:39 PM
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

I have a friend that tried Grumbacher Max a long time ago and she didn't like it. She gave hers to me. I think the newer ones may have improved and each brand is different. With reading one person will say do this and someone else will say never do this. I think they will be experimental for a lot longer. Just experiment.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:51 AM
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Dan, your lion looks great! Nicely done. It's a very individual style emerging. Have you tried duplicating it in other mediums, such as acrylics or pastels? Whenever I see an image in this style I immediately think it's yours.

Thanks all for your comments on mine.

vmrs, by all means, break them out. I did another water soluble oil last night I posted in the landscape forum, I forgot how much fun being able to blend colors, add shade and tone, and work areas on the canvas while it stayed wet could be. I'm pretty sure my impatience will rise again and I'll go back to acrylics, but for now I'm enjoying the oils.

Artist123, Have you done anything with the Grumbacher Max? I agree there is a lot of contradictory comments out there about the water soluble oils. I'm liking the Lukas Berlin. I went and bought three more Lukas colors and a bottle of their medium I forgot to get before. With the Lukas I feel like 'me' painting in oils, so I feel those are beyond the experimental stage into usable, but I do want to do some experimenting with the old Max and Artisan colors I have and see if they are worth keeping.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:45 AM
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

Thanks for all the info. I have some old tubes of WN someone gave me. I didn't like them all that well. Since you had some luck with the Lukas I think I will order some. I'm with you on the oils. I painted in acrylic a lot but I find even with the mediums they still dry pretty fast. I have been painting some miniatures in oil and I'm really loving it.




[quote=dorrart]Dan, your lion looks great! Nicely done. It's a very individual style emerging. Have you tried duplicating it in other mediums, such as acrylics or pastels? Whenever I see an image in this style I immediately think it's yours.

Thanks all for your comments on mine.

vmrs, by all means, break them out. I did another water soluble oil last night I posted in the landscape forum, I forgot how much fun being able to blend colors, add shade and tone, and work areas on the canvas while it stayed wet could be. I'm pretty sure my impatience will rise again and I'll go back to acrylics, but for now I'm enjoying the oils.

Artist123, Have you done anything with the Grumbacher Max? I agree there is a lot of contradictory comments out there about the water soluble oils. I'm liking the Lukas Berlin. I went and bought three more Lukas colors and a bottle of their medium I forgot to get before. With the Lukas I feel like 'me' painting in oils, so I feel those are beyond the experimental stage into usable, but I do want to do some experimenting with the old Max and Artisan colors I have and see if they are worth keeping.[/QUOT
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

Dan - lovely lion!
I've been following this story on our radio: A male lion broke out of a wildlife camp 21 days ago. Yesterday he was finally found nearly 300km from home. He was then darted and spent the night in the jail cell awaiting for his cage to take him home. A good ending!
Actually this is the 2nd lion that escaped from this camp
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Nice one, Dan!

That's great news about the lion, Christel! If I was a lion, I'd wander where I wanted to too.
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Re: March Monthly Challenge and Chat, 2019

[quote=dorrart]Dan, your lion looks great! Nicely done. It's a very individual style emerging. Have you tried duplicating it in other mediums, such as acrylics or pastels? Whenever I see an image in this style I immediately think it's yours.

Thank you!
I have tried to duplicate this style with acrylics...with no success 😀 I am hoping as my painting skills progress I will be able to achieve the same sort of style. I am completely comfortable with my drawing skills using pencils and/or a stylus, but painting is still pretty new to me and I'm not near as confident with a brush
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Dan, nice works using the phone app.

Dorrart, enjoyed that farm scene a lot. Inspiring.
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Thanks hibiscus17, always hope to inspire and be inspired here.

SoCalDan, thanks for the response; keep working with the brushes too.

Tuscanny, I may have missed you before. Thanks for the comment on mine. It's interesting how people approach the same subject so differently sometimes.
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I am so behind in everything this month. That trip threw me off.

Dan, I think you do very well with the acrylic!
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Dan, I think you do very well with the acrylic!

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