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Donna Pierce-Clark



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PostSubject: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:35 pm

Hello Everyone,

So much fun to start a new discussion here.

I have been using these two products seamlessly.
I am so amazed at the way they mix.
It's like butter!

The Open acrylic gloss medium functions as a medium for the Holbein Oils like it was made to go together.
My paintings turn out scrumptious!
I love it.

Anyone else done this?
Thoughts? Comments?

Donna
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:41 pm

This sounds totally fascinating. Are you only mixing the Open gloss medium with the Holbeins or are you able to actual mix the Open acrylic paints with the WS Oils?
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Donna Pierce-Clark



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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:54 pm

I mix those oil and acrylic pigments together!! It's all in what kind of a finished painting I want. If I want it to read OIL, then I use the linseed oil for the medium, but I am mixing the pigments! More oil than acrylic. Have only done this a few times. For the next few days, I need concentrate on some watercolor work for the class I teach on Tuesday evening, but I can give you more ideas and experiences in a few days after that.

How' the cold today? Hope you are doing well.
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:12 pm

Hanging in there. It's a good thing you can't share you cold over the computer.

Maybe tomorrow I can get out of the house and get some Holbein. I might just try it with the WN Artisan brand I have and see if that works.
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:26 pm

Donna, thank you for sharing your experience with mixing the Holbein Duo Aqua with Golden Opens. I use to have a set of Golden Opens and gave them away to my daughter... I could kick myself now for giving them away. I'm looking forward to finding out more. Smile

Judy, I'm looking forward to your tests. It would be interesting to see how it works with the WN Artisan as well. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:02 pm

I will be interested in what you think, Judy, about WN and Holbein together. I prefer Holbein because they are so buttery. I had issues with the WN I used. It was just too thick, sticky, clumpy. I even wonder if I got a bad batch? Let me know what you think about the two oils together. I think I tried it and it was "ok" --- not a real smooth mix like the Opens and the Holbeins. I just can't stop saying "amazing" in regards to this mix.

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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:12 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with these! I was tempted to try the GOs (golden open acrylics) for some plein air painting. I only bought 2 tubes (unbleached titanium, raw umber) to experiment with laying in a quick underpainting - then switching to ws oils. I used Artisans over them, and found if the GOs weren't dry the oils were not as smooth as usual. I'm so glad you tried the Duo Aquas with them, because the packaging says they can be mixed with other paints, and I wondered if that would be a better combination.

I did like how smooth and blendable the GOs were - like using thinned oil paints.

Donna, feel free to post your "mixed up" paintings, start a thread to show them off (and any tips/advice about mediums and mixing the paints you want to share).
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:00 pm

Thanks for the encouragement to post!

I just have to get used to how to post the pics!
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:13 pm

What you might do is post one off of your blog. Tha t is the easiest way since it would all ready have a URL. Right click over the picture and open Properties and copy the URL.

Then in this message area, click on what looks like a landscape picture and paste the URL into that. click OK and the picture will be in your post. You may see it right away or not until you preview it. It varies.

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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:22 am

On the mac, I just drag them from place to place.
Can I try that, or does someone with mac experience know a better way?
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:54 am

Donna, I would give it a try. You might have to just add the image tags after you drag it.
"[img][/img]"

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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:08 am

/Users/donnaclark/Desktop/LITTLE RIVER (along route 73 to Cade's Cove, TN)_7x5"acrylic on panel_PierceClark_10 copy.jpg

I dragged it from my desktop right into here and that is what I got.
Do you have some good advice for me?
I'm clueless, but when instructed, I try to learn quickly.
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:30 am

Can you drag the photo from somewhere on the internet where you have it posted? If so try that. Please note that it won't work to drag from your computer because in order to post it in this way on this forum it needs to be an image hosted on the internet somewhere which I think Judy mentioned. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:47 am

Donna, I did a search for how to get the URL on a mac to use the process that Judy mentioned above. Here were 2 suggestions that you might find helpful.

"The way I do it is in Safari...I have tabs enabled and I just drag the image to a blank spot on the tab bar. It opens the image in a new tab with the address in the URL bar"

"If you do this often, it may be better to ditch Safari for Camino...which has a Copy Image Location command."

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PostSubject: Re: GOLDEN OPEN ACRYLICS AND HOLBEIN WATER MIXABLE OILS   Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:16 pm

Donna I'm not sure if Janet's suggestion will work, but it you are trying to post a picture the does not have a url all ready like the ones on your blog, then you'll have to host it first either through a host sit you all ready use or host it through the default one you can find through the link above.


Remember there is a full explanation in "How to Load a picture". I'll get the link for you so you don't have to hunt for it.
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