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    I've been making my own casein paint and medium...

    I've been making my own casein paint and medium for many years. It works very well with oil paint and mediums, and acrylics too, for that matter, or by itself.

    One application of casein is it can...
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    If you're stuck and all that you're told to do is...

    If you're stuck and all that you're told to do is keep your foot on the gas, that's not very helpful. Definitely keep drawing, but draw smartly. Identify for yourself what it is you don't like about...
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    If your work can be hung and well presented...

    If your work can be hung and well presented without a frame then it would be just as absurd to believe that you have to frame it just because you think convention dictates it or on the opinions of...
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    My suggestion would be to build cross-braces...

    My suggestion would be to build cross-braces attached to the back. Because of the size of the piece, I'd recommend 4 or at least 3 instead of just 2. The problem is twisting at the corners so you...
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    Who is "we?" They should get their head out of...

    Who is "we?" They should get their head out of their ass and realize how much of a minority they are, keep their prejudice to themselves, and try to expand their minds.
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    Luminous Landscape ...

    Luminous Landscape has a "But is it Art?" discussion section. The answer is "yes," by the way.

    A couple others I like:
    The Photo Forum
    Photography Board
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    The leaning tower of Pisa...

    The leaning tower of Pisa? There could be an agrument that what's "wrong" about this is what made it famous.

    As for the 2-dimensional variety, there are many works where the idea for it was better...
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    Which paint brand are you using? Gouache really...

    Which paint brand are you using? Gouache really suffers if you use inferior paint. The chalkiness you describe is a symptom of cheaply made gouache.
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    Paper is an excellent surface for oils (Rembrandt...

    Paper is an excellent surface for oils (Rembrandt painted on paper) but you have to prepare it properly. Raw paper will be burned by the acids released by the oil as it cures so it needs to be...
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    Let me try to clarify what I've said here about...

    Let me try to clarify what I've said here about using white paint. An early term for gouache was "body color" for watercolor paint that was given more body (opacity and thickness.) This was created...
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    Have you looked into using egg tempera, or...

    Have you looked into using egg tempera, or perhaps egg and oil? It allows for much of the minute control for details you're looking for. It would also be more stable than just using diluted paint.
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    White is the most heavily used pigment, so people...

    White is the most heavily used pigment, so people tend to want more of it. If you look at other paints, white is also offered in large size tubes.
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    Cobster, you should be able mix the different...

    Cobster, you should be able mix the different mediums together to some degree since they're both water soluble. I've never tried to do so or ever needed to, so I can't speak from experience.

    I...
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    You're welcome. I should clarify on my price...

    You're welcome.

    I should clarify on my price comparison above that the main reason the Acryla Gouache is so much cheaper is that it doesn't use genuine cerulean pigment. It's instead a mix of...
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    You don't need to use white. That is a carryover...

    You don't need to use white. That is a carryover from when there wasn't any gouache manufactured and artists made gouache out of watercolors by adding white pigment ("Chinese" white or zinc with...
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    A similar issue has started happening to me....

    A similar issue has started happening to me. Whenever I go to the Art Discussion section, then hit the back key, I don't leave the current screen. I click the "History" scroll down on IE for the list...
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    portable print rack...

    portable print rack
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    Winsor McCay from "Little Nemo in Slumberland"...

    Winsor McCay from "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and a couple newspaper editorials.
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    Willy Pogany (illustrations from Padraic...

    Willy Pogany
    (illustrations from Padraic Colum's "The King of Ireland's Son" and "The Children of Odin")

    and Arthur Rackham
    (illustrations from "Aesop's Fables")
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    Howard Chandler Christy and James Montgomery...

    Howard Chandler Christy and James Montgomery Flagg
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    Bernard Partridge and Linley Sambourne were two...

    Bernard Partridge and Linley Sambourne were two British illustrators of the late 19th - early 20th century. Their work appreared regulary in the magazine "Punch" which these images were taken from....
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    Vincent Van Gogh. Many think only thick paint,...

    Vincent Van Gogh. Many think only thick paint, but it's the expessive lines that put him in the history books... and being a little coo-koo.
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    Among the many things I loved about his work was...

    Among the many things I loved about his work was the cinematic lighting and sequencing. It was magnificient and unique to his own style.

    The black and white example below comes from Eerie...
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    Ultimately, an artist can paint any way they choose, but they should be aware of what is going on. The thickness of the paint acts like a sculptural relief. Highlights, for example, would sit on top...
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