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HappyLilShy 29 Sep 2020

A paiting I started for a friend. This is my second painting ever done in oils. It was a bit challenging for myself and I ended up letting this dry and started over with acrylic. I wish I had the patience for oils..and possibly the funds so i could purchase better paints.



Lovely vibrant colours Lil.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Never an easy one, this creation from Bob!

Try looking for budget stores Lil, that sell quality oils (Winsor & Newton, Van Gogh, etc...). There are a few around and you might get most oil colourss for half the price (works for me in Belgium!).

Looks great! I like the colors

Someone in the forum section mentioned to check ebay.

Thank you everyone. I believe I may have some oils coming my way for my birthday coming her in Oct but I will keep my eyes posted! I have some Bob products like his liquid clear/white but none of his actual oils. That is ideally what I would like to use. I am interested to see how the consistency is different than what I am currently using.

Voy Kay Conqueror of Challenges

Bob's oils are great stuff, specially colourwise, but are that little more fluid then other quality brands. Personally, I prefer a more solid paint (mountains!) so I buy 'Winsor & Newton' and sometimes 'Van Gogh'. Those are much cheaper as well!
Maybe you can find a bargain at Walmart. Some stores sell Bob Ross material.


Yes Ebay! I got a ton of stuff at a fraction of the price. Some people start a hobby, lose interest and sell it on barely used. Other local sites where you can buy used items are a good source too. Familiarise yourself with the forum, articles and other parts of this site where you'll find lots of information that will help you. I learn something almost every time I log on.

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