Friday, July 19, 2019

'pizza for breakfast, cake for lunch, and salad for dinner' by myra anderson...

Practice on paper!
Practice in an old book!
I mentioned in my last post that I was going to try the water mixable oil paint and here it is!  I got the Daler Rowney Georgian starter set.  I can't comment yet on whether or not I like to paint with water mixable oil.  So far I have only painted on paper.  But I did love the experience of painting both of these ballerinas. The only thing I was disappointed with was my decision to get the six rather than the 10 different colors.
Practice, practice, practice!
There was a time when I believed that cheap paints were good to use for practicing or experimentation but I no longer feel that way.  As many, many artists have said now and in the past, I think that you should get the best paint your money can buy because a little may go a longer way! (Not to say that I would never ever buy the cheapest brand of anything ever again either lol!)  I also think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with using a well researched cheaper paint! So there you have it lol!!!!
$18.00 set I would probably try!

With that being said, I also like what the artist said about water mixable oil below - that you should not stick to a single brand just because it was the first one you bought and because you like it.  You should experiment with different brands.  So I am going to try at least one tube of various brands for comparison.

I think that you can apply the advice above to any type of art supply you may want to try. Wow! I love it when you say that there is a range of 70 colors (see below)! Who don't need 70 colors but wants 70 colors? This gal!!!!!
Here is a beautiful painting by the artist Dorothy Lorenz using water mixable oil paint.  Above I have linked to two articles about water mixable oils and I hope they work! (smiles!)

14 comments:

Helen H Trachy said...

Love your post Myra and your paintings! We’re you a 💃 ballerina once?👋😊

JFM said...

I also love to try different brands of paint because I have noticed that there are differences in them.
That painting is fabulous!!!

Happy PPF

Powell River Books said...

The water mixable old paints sound interesting. Since my work is done on the road I've been happy with the watercolour pencils I purchased to go with archival ink pens. All of my works are going into travel and cabin journals so it's been a good first step for me. - Margy

Linda Kunsman said...

Lovely ballerinas- such beautiful poses and movement. I agree with you on trying a few different brands and getting a feel for quality and what you personally prefer. Happy PPF!

DVArtist said...

Very good post. I too have tired the water soluble oils and I liked them.
I do believe an artist should try different paints too. Your art is as lovely as ever.

Sue (this n that) said...

Happy PPF Myra :D)
Your artwork is gorgeous.

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Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your gorgeous ballerinas reminded me of Degas's work, whose work I admire. I totally agree, that it is worthwhile to invest on the best art materials you can afford. Happy PPF!

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Beth Niquette said...

What beautiful artwork, so graceful and lovely. I also appreciated your comments on paint supplies. I have only used the water soluble type of paint once--but it was lovely.