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Getting ready to paint! [Nov. 26th, 2003|12:59 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Ah, getting ready to paint after a long morning of email, bookkeeping, etc. Blah!

I'm currently working on a big commissioned painting (the blue and peach one on my webcam right now). I'm doing a "fancy" sky, which means that I am using a clear acrylic blending medium to help the colours flow together easier (I use this whenever I want an extra delicate fluffy-cloud sky). It takes FOREVER to dry all the way (well, a few hours at least, lol - not long at all compared to oil paintings!). So after I finish up the sky I'll probably start a new painting while that one dries. Maybe another self-portrait style piece (I took a bunch of webcam photos the other day for references!). We'll see!

Off to paint! You can watch me here!
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[User Picture]From: rubidia
2003-11-26 10:35 am (UTC)
Ohh those selfportrait ones alwasy some out looking soo cute and sweet!!
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From: michellesart
2003-11-26 03:40 pm (UTC)
Your self-portrait, more realistic pieces are my favorites!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-11-28 02:24 pm (UTC)
I use liquid acrylics in the bottles (rather than the tubes of gel) and paint in very very thin layers and I let them dry completely each time. I buy the Creamcoat brand blending medium, and it works great with liquid acrylics! You have to be careful making sure that ANY layers underneath it are completely dry though, because otherwise you will get brown much!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-11-28 02:24 pm (UTC)
Brown MUSH, rather ;)
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