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Another miniature in oil. I am frustrated for this one in that the medium tends to be glossier than what I want. If anyone has any advice about which oil mediums might be the most matte, I'd love to know...
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ErinFaye's avatar
I must say, out of most of your work, your minatures speak for themselves. I would encourage more of these if I were you. When I first started painting I use to open up my cabinets in the kitchen and just paint what was inside. Pots and pans to cans of chicken noodle soup. We discover something that excites us. As the specter- these pieces convey something interesting. It's not about how well the painting is, it's about how you apply an idea. And the idea is unique. 2 thumbs up on this one.
johannachambers's avatar
Thanks very much! :hug: That's sounds fun, to paint what's in the cupboard... the most random things can become interesting in a painting!
rawumber's avatar
I use Gamblin neo-meglip which is not so shiny.
johannachambers's avatar
I'll have to look that one up. Thanks for mentioning it!
rawumber's avatar
I got it from [link] , I had it for two years in the drawer until I gave it a try.

"Neo Megilp — Soft, silky gel that gives body to paint, decreases viscosity, and can produce a luminous atmosphere. Base of alkyd resin, without toxic lead or other materials. Will not turn yellow or darken."
lord-nougat's avatar
Cheap acrylics tend to dry pretty matte, or dull even!
I'm probably just abusing them...

Interestingly, I have an extensive collection of smashed flat things! I had never even thought of getting them together and painting their portrait! I'd actually need talent and stuff to do that though... but I digress.
johannachambers's avatar
Drol Taguon!
Acrylics. I hate you acrylics! Wait, you can do what? Dry that fast between layers? OK, you're all right, acrylics. Come back here. You did what? Became impossible to blend? Go away, acrylics!
They have good days and bad days for me.
Hoorah for lil' squished things! I like the way cans look when they have been driven over repeatedly!
Lidyecita's avatar
Ya extrañabaa este tipo de trabajos D:D excelente!!
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skiesofchaos's avatar
have you considered adding a layer of matte medium? Take the gloss off the surface?
spirits bless,
Marion

Utrecht Matte Oil Varnish 4oz
(Item No: 11408)
A matte finish varnish for oil paintings.

[link]
johannachambers's avatar
I didn't know that existed! All the varnish-type mediums I've seen have been glossy. That sounds like it would probably work...thanks for the info! 'Tis most appreciated!
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johannachambers's avatar
Thanks! This one, I think I might add a little more shadow, but I'm not sure. Sometimes I guess it is better to leave well enough alone...Thanks for the fave on this one too!
DanidaeSkye's avatar
You're welcome!! I think it's lovely just as it is!!
Laguzinthelake's avatar
I really envy your talent to paint things so realistic... everytime I look at it I could swear it's a photography... :worship:
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btw what I always wanted to ask... interested in an art-trade? oo
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