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« on: August 16, 2008 04:47:43 PM »

Experimenting with colors was extremely difficult and hands down a good experience!
Pleased, but obviously not thrilled about it-it was my first time so I'll give myself time to learn and do better.
thoughts? tips?
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chrsdx
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008 05:01:21 PM »

I think it came out beautiful.  I wouldn't even think it was your first time!  Hang that baby up with Pride!
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ArashiSakura
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2008 08:25:20 PM »

Wow, that's wonderful for your first try. I love the colors you chose as well. My suggestion is to clean the brushes after each color to prevent a muddling effect.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008 11:33:27 AM »

Thank you!
What would you suggest for cleaning? I tried a lot of different things, and it just wasn't coming off when i tried.
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PixieDust721
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008 01:04:26 PM »

Beautiful painting!  You should definatly keep it up!  To answer your question...you clean it with turpintine (i prefer something called turpinoid natural- better for the environment- in a green can)...wipe with a paper towel to removed excess paint and then swish in turpintine and wipe again.  Also use multiple brushes- some for dark and some for light.  That way even if you don't clean in that well it won't matter too much.  If you have a really long painting session you may want to do a more though cleaning which incolves what I said earlier combined with a few soap and water cleanings for each brush.  I soap it up with ivory soap, let each sit with the soap on it and then rinse them back off in order again.  There are special brush soaps, resorers, and scrubers out there but personally I think ivory soap does just fine.  Hope that helps!  Sorry for being so long winded ;o)
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ArashiSakura
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008 04:52:43 PM »

Pixie is right about the turpentine; it is the best cleaner for oil paints. Also, invest in a brush cleaner jar (not the technical term), it makes it easy to wipe off the excess that still remains on the brush.
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