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July 15, 2020

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KC

Does Walter Foster have an "Even More Step by Step Oil Paintings" book? :-) It does seem like a nice alternation from the sometimes-tear-your-hair-out totally-original projects.

TheQueen

KC - three of them came from amazon this week. They give a variety of detail.

KC

Yay! I hope there is a wealth of... I don't know what to call them. Backup projects? Reassuring projects? Reset projects? Training projects?... in the tomes. :-)

TheQueen

KC - well, there is a greater variety of styles in the new ones. There is a dearth of floral painting, though, and my mother-in-law needs another floral painting.

KC

I bet there are floral paintings somewhere, though - that seems like something that tutorials would tend to cover? But I don't know if online tutorials are less useful than book-with-actual-pages tutorials.

TheQueen

KC - yes! One would think! There have been very few floral options, except for the “Paint Florals In Acrylics and Oils” book. That one has only florals - but every example is in hideous plastic acrylics, not luminous oils. I can still follow the steps, though.

KC

So, you can do All The Acrylic Paint Things with oils, but not All The Fancy Oil Paint Things with acrylics? Or does this book just focus on the things that could theoretically be done with either? Anyway: glad you have abundant florals. :-)

TheQueen

KC - you could paint with either, but acrylic looks plastic and dead, while oil is luminous. I was wondering why all the examples where in acrylic - then I realized if the example was in oil and you used acrylic it could never compare.

KC

Is acrylic always opaque? That seems like it'd make a substantial difference in the depth of the output. (I have not done anything with either, unless you count kiddie pot paints or flat-coats of acrylic craft paints or fabric paints.)

TheQueen

KC - I think you can dilute it with water. There was one amazing artist in New Orleans who gently painted an extra line on all of his edges so they would appear blurry. That’s the only acrylic thing I think I’ve really liked. You made me think back to when I might have used acrylic in school, and I don’t remember doing it. It would have been new. I remember using tempera paint instead, but Wikipedia suggests that I would need to be 400 years old to have done that.

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