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Painting: Painting with Oils
Discuss Oil painting techniques.
dont panic with oils.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 07:28 AM UTC
just posted a figure in progress up at MSN,there has been a lot of discussion on painting in oils,and this is to give you guys and gals who would like to paint in oils some idea of how bad the painting looks sometimes before it gets better,i have known people who get to the halfway stage of a figure when first trying oils and think it looks terrible and give up,i have been painting in oils for many years,and mine always look bad halfway through,but somehow it usually comes good in the end(usually)
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 08:43 AM UTC
Arthur,

Thanks for sharing this. This really helps me in keepin' faith !! You're right... sometimes I loose it during the process.

I hope you will share the rest of the pics as the fig progresses... Nice to see those figure become "alive".

ThX!
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 09:07 AM UTC
thanks Danny i will post progess,i mainly take pics at the weekend in daylight,no good with flashes and lights.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 01:46 PM UTC
hello fellas, this is my first reply ever on this website. i like the topic you're on. i started painting wth oils sept '00, i love it, after slaving and pushing myself for about a 11/2years just learning how to prep, prime and use acrylic base coats on top of oil blending i finally comleted my first whole figure jan '02 which is titled 'volkssturm' ernst tiburzy, which is a name out of ospreys volkssturm book. i did a conversion of an old verlinden figure, painted a brown nsdap colors for the coat, and added contour putty fr his earmuffs on his cap, did some other things too. tell more about later, but arthur you hit it right on nose. ive put many hours in my model alot sweat and neck strains to get it right. its finally paid off.
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 09:39 PM UTC
Patriot,

welcome onboard. Hope to see some of your work over here.

Arthur,

I agree on the photography statements. Love to see the progress pics !

Danny
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 12:26 AM UTC
Arthur,
I absolutely LOVE the leather work on the coat! Stunning.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 02:02 AM UTC
thanks for your insight.useing oils is something new for me
Arthur
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 05:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Arthur,
I absolutely LOVE the leather work on the coat! Stunning.


Hi Al...that is what i meant about oils,when it dulls down and the final blending is done,the coat will(hopefully) take on a greenish tint,and i hope it won't look like leather...Hello Patriot,welcome to the club,and dont be shy about showing your work,there is nothing but constructive help here,...Oh! and hi Carla.
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 11:45 PM UTC
Well the coat dulled down,so i can post the latest pics of the Grenadier,i got a bit worried,as at one time,trying to get that subtle shade of green on the coat,the paint was getting a bit thick,it took four different shades before i was satisfied,still not too happy,but you have got to call a halt sometime.
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2002 - 11:49 PM UTC
Heck your bad looks good to me
In other words I would be satisfied with your bad
Arthur
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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 04:40 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff,i always get nervy when i am painting,its never quite good enough,the vin rouge helps though,heh,heh.
Arthur