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Started by Charles Emery in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Charles Emery on Thursday. 2 Replies

I have used watercolor paper, canvas board, and canvas. Each has some advantages and disadvantages. I have just purchased a 4' X 8' piece of Masonite at Lowes for $7.80. They cut it for me into 10" X 16" pieces and finished the last step with 8" X…Continue

Painting Compulsion.

Started by Charles Emery in General Discussions Sep 15. 0 Replies

How often do you pick up. brush and paint? Since I started @ 3 years ago I try to paint everyday. I complete a painting a week at minimum and  often more. But if I am not painting I am studying, planning, preparing, or thinking about it. In my life…Continue

Color Cards

Started by Charles Emery in General Discussions Sep 11. 0 Replies

After 2 years of acrylic painting I finally decided to spend the effort to make color cards as Diane recommends and found it to be one of the best things I have done. It took roughly 8 hrs but it is by far the best method I have found to learn color…Continue

Stream in Glacier Park

Started by Charles Emery in Constructive Critiques Aug 10. 0 Replies

11 X 14 canvas board from my photoContinue

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Acrylic drying time

Posted by Charles Eisener on May 24, 2018 at 5:24pm 0 Comments

This has been mentioned in several earlier blogs, but the latest Golden newsletter has another article on the topic, so maybe it is time to share an "update".

Acrylic paint dries due to the loss of water, either by evaporation or by…

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Hansa Yellows & Zinc White

Posted by Charles Eisener on February 23, 2018 at 6:04pm 2 Comments

Golden's latest newsletter is an eye-opener.  As a direct result of their own research, they are discontinuing the use of Zinc Oxide in their oil colours.  This is due to the extreme cracking and delamination noted in relatively fresh paint films…

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