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Cabin Hideaway

Tom0779 03 May 2020

4th oil painting. Again I have chosen one with a cabin. I like to paint them, but I have to say that I find it easier to paint them with acrylics. It’s the first time I painted an oil picture with water, and yes this is really amazing how easy And how well this works compared to acrylics. Also it was my first one where I used the liquid white only. It worked very well and I got the expected results. Also I get more confidence in painting evergreens with the fan brush.



Great one! You made amazing cabin and evergreens! You finally got all the pastel colors as you like!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you Sunnylady for your positive feedback. You are totally right, the liquid white change the colors in my favor. Also it is much more forgiving when I put too dark color on, this is a tendency I have.

I find it very difficult to preserve darks recently. Especially where they surely needed in most of the times in the foreground.
Keep going! now you are ready to do more water and more cabins!

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Yes definitely I will paint more, I hope for some own creations in acrylics. What I want to try are mountain scenes, I feel there is a lot of practice needed. And I want to paint something like an oval shaped scene. Maybe next to come.

You've improved evergreens. It ’s a very good work overall.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you Jin7. To start with oils I have received a Bob Ross paint set, including a Bob Ross fan brush. I have to say with this brush painting evergreens is much easier than with the cheap ones I used before. I think this brush helped me a lot to improve evergreen tree panting. In my acrylics I have also bought a new one, it still doesn´t have the quality of the Bob Ross brush but the results are more promising then before.

BobRoss brushes cannot be washed with water, except for the script liner, or the brush will be ruined.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thanks Jin7, I clean them with paint thinner. This seems to work fine.

Tom, my own research and practice says that paint thinner does not wash away all the paint.
Best method is baby oil. Wipe. Oil. Swish the brush. Wipe. Oil. Swish. Wipe. 2- 3 cycles is enough usually. Right before next use dip in paint thinner and wipe thoroughly.
Second effective is water and dry detergent. Wipe from excess of paint. Dilute quite a lot of detergent in water. Swish few times. Like you would do with your normal acrylic brushes. However because bristles are natural you need condition them afterwards. After wiping excess of water you can apply drop of baby oil. Or professional conditioner for brushes. Like after paint thinner cleaning.

Tom0779 Multi-Medium-Talent

Thank you Sunnylady. I have seen the method with the baby oil and I will try it. I have a can of paint thinner which I use for thinning the paint to paint over other paint and to clean them like Bob shows. It seems to work. But I will definitely try the baby oil.

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