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Old 08-08-2007, 05:26 AM
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when painting the face or the hand, did u finish it in just one sitting while the paints were still wet or wait till the part of it was dry then add more details. because i find the paints becoming muddy and the colors become mixed with other paints on canvas when i try to paint in one sitting.......

I painted wet in wet with the face in one sitting,the same with the hands.
I added a correction to the mouth after it had had dried.With the accordion it was dry in places.I don't think I handled the buttons well enough there but I think I know how to do it better now!

With direct painting,you can paint over wet paint as long as you don't
fiddle too much with it afterwards.If you apply the correct colour over the wet layer underneath, no problem,if you work the brush over it too much after, it will pick up the underlying colour and become the wrong colour (muddy).It is very important to get the basic tones and colours right first
and paint them into each other where the planes meet.That way you will avoid too much correcting and muddying.( I am guessing this may be the problem you had)

If the colour is muddy you can take it off with a wrag and put the right one on.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:21 PM
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Thank you so much, Aldo!

While this makes me realize how much I have to learn (it's endless!), you are a great inspiration!

This is a lovely painting, and I hope you will do another demo on here again soon.

Bravo!!

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Old 08-09-2007, 03:10 PM
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Re: Portrait demonstration in oils

I'm guessing that you don't usually use an oil primer..I was wondering how you would compare painting on Acryllic verses an Oil primed canvas?? thks

..and what brand paint and brushes do you use? thanks again
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A special thank you and a well deserved
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Thanks for sharing! I love to see your vision emerging so beautifully as if straight from your hand. The notes you write make it even clearer,
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Thankyou for your comments, everyone.

Lauren, I have another demo. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=433035

Mario, I have been using prestretched canvas , it is very difficult to get
it primed with an oil primer.They come universally primed with an acrylic
primer.It is like painting with a canvas stretched over an extractor fan.
All the thinner colours dry quickly and take on a matt appearance.

I bought a tub of oil primer from England over,that I put two coats on it has just ran out ,the paint stays on the surface a little longer and you can wipe it off completely or scrape it back if you need.I just prefer the feel and workability.

I use Rembrandt,Van gogh and Lefranc and Bourgeois paints.I haven't
sorted out some of the differences between them yet.

I use Raphael Filberts at the moment,an occasional sable for some detail.
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Wow man, how you people do this, well I know, lot of work, congratulations, its a wonderfull piece
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This is such a wonderful, interesting, instructive, splendid demo for which I want to thank you very very much
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Just beautiful, I love your painterly style and yearn to paint more like you.. thank you for sharing this...

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Fantastic! Reminds me also of Richard Schmids work.
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Aldo --
Thanks for posting that link to your other portrait demo!
I did a quick peek, and plan on going back for a good, long study.
Cheers, Lauren
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I'm bookmarking this to show my students. This is very valuable! Thank you!
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Holy Christ...I would literally saw off one of my legs to be able to paint like that...simply perfect.
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Hello Aldo
It was really nice of you to share such lovely work and in beutiful manner
Thank you so much
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Aldo...what a wonderful job you've done on this. It has made me want to paint again.
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