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November 14th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Does any one know of any great books on watercolour and oil painting?
December 11th, 2010, 01:10 PM
what subject are you going for? you should try your local library or a second hand book store. I saved a ton of $ at the local half priced books.
December 11th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Richard Schmid's Alla Prima is a great start. Mostly for oil but the knowledge within it is useful for any sort of painting.
December 12th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Oh Iīve got a question related to this topic. Iīm not sure whether to buy aquarells in small pans or color tubes. I guess I prefer pans, but picking up the smooth color from a color tube wouldnīt damage the brush tips, right?
I thought about buying the White Nights colors...
December 12th, 2010, 10:29 AM
White Nights are nice though they're pretty opaque and a bit different from your regular aquarelles. I've never tried using tubes though the common thing to use is the pans... I've heard tubes are good if you're painting really big and need lots of color.
December 12th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Thank you =) How do you pick up the color from naps without squashing and squeezing the brush tip? Iīve worked with tubes for quite a long time at school but I donīt draw that much in color at home so it would be much better to use naps in this particular case.
Well, I think Iīll try the White Nights(I really like strong colors) and in case I want it more transparent Iīll use more water or maybe try out the Winsor & Newton in color tubes...but thatīs just an idea.
December 13th, 2010, 09:56 AM
You just need to wet the cake real well. If it is too dry and requires rubbing, you can use a stiff old nylon brush to pick color.
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