Next weekend will be the opening night of my latest exhibition! I'm very excited about it as it is the largest collection of my paintings that I have ever shown. Anyone who finds themselves in the neighborhood of Amsterdam is most welcome to come and see it. I will be there from 18.00 to 19.00; I will also be celebrating my birthday that night!
Sunday April 27th 2008
1e Anjeliersdwarsstraat 36
1015 NR Amsterdam
At a time when my life was feeling so dark... it is hard to tell you how happy it made me to see a ray of light in the form of a DD.
Thank you for your comments and thank you to everyone who watches and favs my work. I am ever grateful for your support.
So i sold my soul to make some cash to live on, and it turned round and bit me on the a**. it will serve me right to try to make art for picky opinionated customers who leave no room for my own artistic interpretation. What's the point in hiring an artist if you want a robot? they might as well have bought a photo printed on canvas. it would have saved me and them a lot of time, energy and wasted money. So they ended the contract, leaving me financially in the red. I admit i made some mistakes with this one, it's been hard to give an estimate for such a large piece of work, and i thought i could do it a lot faster than it turned out to take.
:bulletblue: General good practice for anyone who wants to paint in oils
1. Good equipment Save up or splash out on a couple of decent brushes and a few good quality paints (suggested colours below) you can expand slowly, you don't need to be rich to start painting.
2. A good cleaning regime Keep your brushes and pallet clean, no point ruining your good brushes by leaving them covered in paint or festering in the jar of turpentine. Clean them as soon as you are done for the day with warm water and soap until the water runs clear, leave them to dry naturally.
If you want a quick and easy way to keep your pallet clean :d
Advice for painters Part III
:bulletblue: Transparent and Opaque Paints
Transparent = so sheer as to permit light to pass through. Stained glass and clear plastic are transparent.
Opaque = not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
By mixing a medium like linseed oil and turps to any oil paint you can make it transparent, and you can then use it for glazing. However, certain colours of oil paint are designed to be used as glazes. These colours are very dark or almost black when neat (not thinned with a medium), colours like: Alizarin crimson, Olive green, and Phthalo blue. When you unscrew