Hello there.  It has been awhile since I last posted a blog, though I've continued to paint all along. I tried my hand at oil painting for the first time, about six weeks ago, I was not thrilled. The painting turned out ok, but I was not prepared for the smell of the paints and thinners, (even the odorless kind) and cleaning the brushes was a  constant pain in the butt . Then when I finally finished it, I was astounded to learn how long it took my painting to dry.

With acrylics it usually takes me a day, or maybe two, tops. By the third day it is framed and hanging on my wall, or if I'm lucky, on it's way to someone who has purchased it; I'll go back and try the oils again. After all, I've invested money to get the paints, and thinners, etc. But after that's gone, I'm done.

I was put here on earth to learn patience and I admit  I am still trying to earn a gold star in that department. But I'll keep trying. I'm only 75 , but I guess I should try a little harder,. My meter is running, you know.

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Comment by Kink Jarfold on May 6, 2015 at 7:05pm

I think all the points you make about oils is probably why I, too, stick to acrylics.  I don't spend hours at the easel.  I paint.  Do other things.  Paint a bit more.  Get a bite to eat.  Acrylics are my choice for now.  Plus the clean up.  Soap and warm water.  Wonderful.

Comment by joan prentice on September 1, 2016 at 3:19am

That sounds a bit like me Kink ' No pressure this way ;)    

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