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Postby DrDevience » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:07 am

Thanks muchly for being gentle with me. I'll pick some up and try it out.


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Postby lynnielu » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:41 am

Gary:
Walmart of course has the best price. Called Matt Finish, in a spray can.

That's what I buy too, but they charge you a dollar more if you buy it in the art aisle rather than a few steps over in hardware.
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Postby Gary Dee » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:24 pm

lynnielu wrote:Gary:
Walmart of course has the best price. Called Matt Finish, in a spray can.

That's what I buy too, but they charge you a dollar more if you buy it in the art aisle rather than a few steps over in hardware.


True. I believe its more at your paint store as well.
I've seen it there.
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Postby thegemsculptor » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:56 am

If you want a more textured or impasto finish,or a tinted one using acrylics you can brush on,or palette knife(for impasto finish),Liquitex acrylic gel medium over your finished painting.It dries quickly,and gives a crystalline finish.Do not use this method if you want a matte finish!The gels come in a variety of viscosities,from thin to very thick.I also use the thin ones as a glazing medium(see eiffel tower at night and flow fo night in my fm gallery fo examples).I use water as a glazing medium when I want a matte finish(see Diatreme in my gallery).The one great benefit of acrylics is that they are a plastic,and they are impervious to the ravages of time and sunlight in comparison to oils,making them a more archival medium.They are also a much easier medium to use impasto.They muddy less and don't take a year or more to dry.
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Postby HoorayForSeymour » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:17 pm

I haven't painted at all since high school (but I've been wanting to lately, so we'll see!). I liked acrylics better for some reason. I don't really know why, but when I painted in oils, I usually hated the painting once it was finished. Acrylics just came easier to me I guess. Also, the smell of oil paint bothered my sinuses a lot. But maybe that's because I was in a room with about 20 other people all painting lol.
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Postby DrayeArt » Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:07 am

Just put your hand over your mouth, like Mickey, when you paint.
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Postby HoorayForSeymour » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:01 am

I guess I could do that lol.
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Postby Gary Dee » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:45 am

On Page one of this thread, an incredible Artist,
Matt (classicalworkshop) (you should check out his website),
Did send me those panels. I bought a very limited supply
of oils & 'spirits'.
Unfortunately.....Right off they made me sick as hell.
Don't guess I'll be trying oils again. :( At least
not in this life. Hope it doesn't affect many that way.
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Postby lynnielu » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:38 am

On Page one of this thread, an incredible Artist,
Matt (classicalworkshop) (you should check out his website),

I just went to check it out, it's been purged (deleted).
Oil made me sick as hell too, even using the low odor thinners.
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Postby Greg » Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:23 pm

I like Acrylics and frequently use them as I would watercolor. I just inherited a big box-o-alkyds, so I got that to look forward to. Somewhere, somebody claimed oil as the ultimate medium. Phhttttttt !!!! Watercolor is the ultimate medium. Cheers, Greg :)

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