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mathew smith
nottingham - United Kingdom
Oil Painting - Other/Misc.

"Jeanies world of art "
As a child I always enjoyed painting and eventually passed my “O” level in Art. Years later I decided I would like to paint in oils.-perhaps the most difficult medium to work in. I joined the local evening art class and the excellent tutor taught me the basic principles. This also became a good way to meet like-minded people and I would recommend this today.
The only other medium I feel comfortable with is Acrylics .These are fairly similar to oils except that they dry more quickly ,use water instead of turpentine, and so are less messy creating a more instant picture. I find therefore it is easier to use these for “holiday” painting. The only drawback is that the colours are not so subtle and do not produce the thick texture of oil paint.

Water colour ,pastilles and sketching are preferred by some but I have little experience of these- they require different techniques.

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ploughing at sunset - oil - 40c mx 50cm framed approsx - $£95 sterling

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