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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
Stippling oils is removing the paint help
Rickyhill
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2012 - 09:38 PM UTC
Hey guys so I'm kind of new to oil painting and I was painting a 1/16th scale bag where brush strokes are very noticeable. I pulled out my paint so that i wouldnt have too much excess and then applied my highlight and shadow and when i started to blend these by jabbing my brush gently at the joining of the colors the paint just seems to come straight off leaving little bare points where the (acrylic) primer just shows through. The same thing happens when I stipple the surface when I try to remove brush marks.

Anyone have any tips?
Thank you all for any answers or guidance and hope you all have a great day.
mongo_mel
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2012 - 01:11 AM UTC
Hi Richard,
Two thoughts come to mind.....
1: You're using too much pressure whan stippling. But you said you're doing it gently so maybe that's not it here.
2: Your surface is too smooth and the paint doesn't have anything for the paint to stick to. This could be due to the priner your using. Or maybe if you're applying an acrylic undercoat, it's just not flat enough to help the paint stick.

I did a video a few years back on stipplin. Maybe it could be useful for you...

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/miniature/video/x21m4l_miniature-oil-blending-by-craig-whi

Hope this helps. Best of luck.
Craig
Rickyhill
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2012 - 09:55 AM UTC
Craig thank you for your reply and for the link. I will try to experiment with primers from cans and applied by brush and see how the results compare.

Thanks again for the tips