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Oil painting practise 07 by torei Oil painting practise 07 by torei
Still life of a Halo toy on my table. Think I didn't prime my canvas properly. The paint can't seem to be able to grip properly. Not sure about the problem. T^T Try try again.
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Ghostmedic447 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spartan 117 would still be proud of you!
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
It looks like the canvas/paper has absorbed too much of your oil paint. Did you find it hard to apply the paint? I will suggest using cotton or linen next time and at least two layers of primer. Hope that helps!
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torei Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yah. It's real hard to apply the paint. I'm using phoenix brand canvas panel. First time using it. With just one layer of primer. Sad!! I preparing two more panel with more primer on top. Hope it helps. So this is a result of oil being absorbed too much. Hmmm. No wonder it feel weird compare to the shoes piece i did. I just switch my brand of oil paint too. From daler rowney to winston and newton. So i was like trying to figure out what went wrong. Thanks for the advise. Try try again. I'll try the two other canvas panel first and see how. If it still feels the same. I think i may just switch back to those normal canvas.
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh yes, another way of checking whether the canvas has absorbed too much paint is that your pigments dry duller/greyer (almost after one or two days paint application). I usually go for 4 layers of primer myself... *kiasu spirit*
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torei Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haaa. Understand. Thanks for the info. Will experiment and play around to see how. :) Muahahaha.
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
You're most welcome. Another technique is scrub on a thin layer of acrylic wash after the primer has fully dried. This has two advantages: The acrylic acts as another priming layer and also sets a color tone for your painting (assuming you're using oils but if you use acrylics, it's fine as well. What you want to achieve is a fat-on-lean method). Phoenix is actually a pretty good brand actually (doesn't it come primed?). Are you using any medium to dilute the paint as well?
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torei Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm actually using the paint straight out from the tube. Without anything.
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stoic1985 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh I see. When the paint is too dry and cakey, it's may be difficult to apply it too. A suggestion is to use turpentine to thin your paints for easier mixing at the initial stages, then slowly building up the pigment and reducing the usage of turpentine (or other spirit mediums).

Oil painting can be a little tricky, but I do like the shoes painting a lot. I wish you all the best for your next painting.
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TURNIP-SLOP Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your halo art is always sick ;D
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acer180593 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
still good! :)
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