Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday...

My desk looks nice at the moment...



And I'm experimenting with painting without lines. Not because I menat to, but because the pencil don't work on canvas. Hah.

6 comments:

Alexia said...

crayons work on canvas

Viviane Schwarz said...

Mm, but the one I was using that made such a nice fat black line when I drew through oil paint on paper is just sort of scratching now... I'll just let it dry a while.

Eric Orchard said...

This stuff is amazing! You're making me want to return to oil, sadly our apartment is small and I don't want my cat and dog high on the fumes.

Viviane Schwarz said...

It's such fun!
Ah, I'm using water-soluble oils, which hardly smell, and no need for Turps or any other medium besides water, really. Have you tried them? They dry a little bit faster than oily oils as well. And they wash out of the brushes with soap... my birds don't seem to mind them, and I paint next to my own bed so I got to be slightly careful with the fumigation!

Eric Orchard said...

In art school people were starting to use water soluble oils but I never tried them, I think they were more expensive than regular oils. But I haven't thought of the since then, when I get the chance I'll try them.

Viviane Schwarz said...

I think they cost about the same now... but they aren't easy to get everywhere. I went to a load of art shops in my area, and there's alsways the same response to "Do you stock water soluble oils?" which is: "WATER...soluble...OILS?" with the sort of skew-whiff smile people reserve for a really daft obvious April Fooling.
Also I don't think the range is as big, but that might be down to the stockists as well.
Lovely stuff, anyway!