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looking for art class

Postby citigems » Tue, 08 Feb 2011 10:47 pm

Iam an architect looking for art class on the weekends.

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:06 pm

What kind of art class are you looking for? I used to attend oil painting classes but due to insufficent students, the teacher cancelled the class.

I would be interested to do oil painting again.

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Postby citigems » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 4:55 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:What kind of art class are you looking for? I used to attend oil painting classes but due to insufficent students, the teacher cancelled the class.

I would be interested to do oil painting again.



I would love to try oil painting.I havent done before.
Can you please send me more details.
We can try formign a group and hopefully we will have enough students to recontinue the class
thanks

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 5:01 pm

FWIW, I used to do oil paintings but I focused later on with watercolors and now, digital paintings. :P

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 5:22 pm

nakatago wrote:FWIW, I used to do oil paintings but I focused later on with watercolors and now, digital paintings. :P


Looks like you got lazy? :p

Oil painting is the hardest to master... even with practice...

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 5:49 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:
nakatago wrote:FWIW, I used to do oil paintings but I focused later on with watercolors and now, digital paintings. :P


Looks like you got lazy? :p

Oil painting is the hardest to master... even with practice...


I actually don't find oil painting harder, since any mistake you make, you can just cover it up. Or in that you actually have better control of how to apply the paint. With watercolors, however, depending on style, you either have to chase the flow of water or wait for a section of paper to dry first.

FYI, I was too poor to buy supplies back then.

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 6:27 pm

nakatago wrote:
Girl_Next_Door wrote:
I actually don't find oil painting harder, since any mistake you make, you can just cover it up. Or in that you actually have better control of how to apply the paint. With watercolors, however, depending on style, you either have to chase the flow of water or wait for a section of paper to dry first.

FYI, I was too poor to buy supplies back then.


For me, I find it very difficult to capture the right texture... yes, you can keep covering with oil painting, it will become very thick and look too dense. At the same time, sometimes the oil paint crack after a few weeks... I am not sure if it is due to the humidity. Anyway, I just have to keep practicing!

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 10 Feb 2011 7:25 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:At the same time, sometimes the oil paint crack after a few weeks... I am not sure if it is due to the humidity. Anyway, I just have to keep practicing!


you need either more linseed oil or better paint.

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Fri, 11 Feb 2011 9:53 am

Too much linseed dilute the paint, which will cause cracking as well.

I don't spend $200/tube of paint, but I do think $30/tube is not exactly what I would call cheap paint?

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:34 am

Girl_Next_Door wrote:Too much linseed dilute the paint, which will cause cracking as well.

I don't spend $200/tube of paint, but I do think $30/tube is not exactly what I would call cheap paint?


my guess would then be how you apply your paint (in which linseed oil could still be factor). i have an oil painting i did more than 15 years ago with no fixative or any protective coating applied and no sign of cracking.
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Postby color_me_red » Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:10 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:What kind of art class are you looking for? I used to attend oil painting classes but due to insufficent students, the teacher cancelled the class.

I would be interested to do oil painting again.


can check out myartspace.com.sg


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