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Bluebell woods

Started by Denise Thornton in Gallery - no critiques - just sharing 19 hours ago. 0 Replies

This painting has taken me 3 years. Time for a change…Continue

Tags: Bluebells

Springtime in the Desert

Started by Jay Gruemmer in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari Jun 10. 1 Reply

11 x 14 Stretched Canvas.  It took me several attempts to get the flowers to look…Continue

Fall Rapids

Started by Jay Gruemmer in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Charles Eisener Jun 1. 4 Replies

 11 x 14 Stretched canvas .  I use liquitex heavy body acrylic paint. …Continue

Tags: river, trees, Fall

A Colorado Waterfall

Started by Jay Gruemmer in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari Jun 4. 7 Replies

This is a 11 x 14 stretched canvas of a Colorado waterfall.  I am pretty happy with it except I struggle with water and rocks.  I use Liquitex heavy body paints.…Continue

Tags: waterfall

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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…


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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