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    • joker2thethief
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      Hi, this is my second try at oil. 16x20 from a photo. Glad I made the move from acrylic. Thanks for any help.
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  • Hello from Arizona, I’m a plein air and studio painter. I’ve been painting for about 8 years, first with acrylics and then switched to oil paint when I move to AZ, it’s so dry out there, acrylic paint doesn’t have a chance! I still struggle especially outdoors, but I love to be out in the landscape. I just joined the forum to learn from others and to help if I can
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  • dencal
    Welcome Brushboy1

    This is your wall, where you can have semi private conversations with another Forum member.
    Best to post on the main board so everyone can see and comment. Just press the “New Discussion” button at right top of the main page. This starts a new thread under your logo.

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  • The playing card, pig, pencil painting is 5x7 water color still life from shadow box. Random objects. No meaning to the picture. A study of contrast, color, texture and composition.  Not great in any way but  fun, and a great reminder of why I prefer oil over water. Being told at a young age that I was good at art but a cynical jerk, I have tried to improve. DMP is so inspiring that some day I might learn to even love art. I'm still a jerk. 
    In spite of my silly attitude, I sincerely want to express my appreciation for the DMP family and this forum.
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  • Brushboy1
    Wonderful. You are a fantastic technician. Now about the composition. In the major dark area, what could be done to balance it somewhat with the main subject? As a viewer, I prefer to be prompted to move my eye around and to the important subject matter. The bold contrast of bold dark background and detailed highlighted subjects is too dramatic. Walk me there. Vague subtle patterns, leaves twigs or large muted colors might be nice. Stand away from the painting upside down. Listen with your eyes. If anything shouts, adjust it until it begins a pleasant visual conversation. This is what I do to find out if I'm finished or not. 
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  • dencal
    Silke

    No. Your resin is a fine natural product, larch tree resin. It’s viscosity is temperature dependent.
    Immerse the whole resin container in warm water for 30 minutes and it will pour like honey.

    Denis

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  • HeadingOutside
    Thanks for your comment. There are a few local opportunities, and I did have an exhibit this spring. Sadly - not a sale. But everyone liked it! I'll keep trying. Meanwhile, still painting which I LOVE!
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    Welcome Cornelius! Paint like the wind!
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  • Hello Draw Mix Paint Forum, I am new to this forum but not new to oil painting. I was a member of an art studio which has closed its doors. Now I'm back to painting at my kitchen table. So awful having to tear down each time i paint. I am using the Geneva limited palette colors and they are just perfect! I plan on getting the palette sometime soon when I can catch it on sale. Cheers!
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  • Hello to everybody on the drawmixpaint forum.
    My name is Aliross22 ....I've just signed up today!
    Not sure what to do ..feel like a new kid on my first day at school!
    I`m really new to painting ...never used oils at all before. 
    I am just setting up my 'black studio' at the moment...ready for my first
    attempt at a still life...wish me luck!
     

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  • Gosh, thanks, Danuta. I just saw this message today. But I want to thank you for your kind words and to let you know that the painting will be for sale through Colville Gallery in Hobart. They have not put it on their website yet because, instead of selling them as they get them,  as has happened in the past, they want me to accumulate a big enough body of work to have a proper show at the gallery. So that painting, along with what I produce in the next few months, will be part of my first ever exhibition. I'll let you know when the show is so that if you are still interested you get first pick.

    Thanks again, and thanks to Denis who has become the go to guy for technical questions at DMP. He's become our oracle.

    Cheers

    Rob   :)
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