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donna



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PostSubject: hi everyone   Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:26 pm

I am new to oil painting and wso too. I have never taken classes in painting. I am hoping to learn as I go. I have been reading many books on oil painting and reading this forum. All of you are wonderful artist!!! I am hoping to be half as good.

I have Lucas wso paints and wn wso paints. I have just been mixing them with water. I would like for my painting to dry fast. I read that it takes 6 months to a year for a oil painting to dry. I would like for my painting to dry within a week or a few days. I have a small area in my living room to paint and my home is VERY small and I have children. One of our children has asthma. Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:38 pm

Hi Donna,

So glad that you have joined us. I have asthma also and that is one of the reasons I switched to WS Oils. I also have wished that they would dry a little faster, so I have experimented with some of the additives that do speed up drying.

I like using walnut oil, instead of linseed oil which seems to both my breathing. I recently started using walnut alkyd which speeds up drying, but it definitely bothered my breathing. It seems to be alkyd and linquin(??) bother me.

When I want things to dry faster or use the alkyd for glazes, I try to paint outside if at all possible, and be sure to let it dry in a room which I don't go into too often.

Hope that helps.

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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:46 pm

Hi Donna! Glad to have you here

Here's some info about drying time for oils:

http://watersolubleoils.forumotion.com/water-soluble-oils-f5/how-long-does-it-take-for-water-soluble-oils-to-dry-t5.htm

There's also a thread about mediums for ws oils in that section, too. Some of us like to use alkyds to speed the drying time. Just have a look around, there's lots of useful info in there!

Also - Holbein Duo Aquas are advertised as quick-drying (touch-dry in 24 hours) without adding anything to them. And Lukas Berlin has a quick-dry medium that's quite different from the other alkyds - maybe that might be worth a try.
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donna



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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:33 pm

Hi Judy and Callie,

Thanks for all the help! I have three painting I have done. I will post them as soon as I can.

Donna
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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:18 pm

hi Donna,

we look forward to seeing your work. Enjoy the site
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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:51 am

Hi Donna! Welcome to the forum! I use the Lukas Berlin Quick Dry medium and it dries very quickly. I'd say it's dry within an hour. I'm looking forward to seeing your paintings. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:41 am

Hi Janet and hayday77
Thanks for the help and welcome. I have to go paint now. I have to start before the kids get up. They are out of school for a week.

Donna
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PostSubject: Re: hi everyone   Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:06 pm

Happy painting! Smile

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