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    Watercolour and Oil Painting

    Does any one know of any great books on watercolour and oil painting?
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    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.
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    Richard Schmid's Alla Prima is a great start. Mostly for oil but the knowledge within it is useful for any sort of painting.
    "A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed
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    Oh I´ve got a question related to this topic. I´m 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 wouldn´t damage the brush tips, right?

    I thought about buying the White Nights colors...
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    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.
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    Thank you =) How do you pick up the color from naps without squashing and squeezing the brush tip? I´ve worked with tubes for quite a long time at school but I don´t draw that much in color at home so it would be much better to use naps in this particular case.

    Well, I think I´ll try the White Nights(I really like strong colors) and in case I want it more transparent I´ll use more water or maybe try out the Winsor & Newton in color tubes...but that´s just an idea.
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    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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