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MattHiggs
13-09-2005, 20:49:04
The missus is after some advice about painting some kind of modern art, to spruce up the living room, on box canvas. She's looking at around 3' X 2' (ish) and has some ideas what she wants to create.

I know Vincent is into his painting and I just wondered if there are any decent websites that offer some tips.

Would it be best using oil based paints etc?

MattHiggs
13-09-2005, 20:59:41
We're looking at something along the line of this:

http://www.lucyart.co.uk/prodimages/prd105.jpg

protein
13-09-2005, 21:08:21
oil or acrylic i'd say.

or if you want to go really modern you could use semen and shit.

MattHiggs
13-09-2005, 21:17:06
Good idea, but I'd struggle to produce an aubergine steamer.

Vincent
13-09-2005, 21:20:09
Eat more aubergines.

My (first) exwife does some oil painting. That's all I know about it.

Japher
13-09-2005, 21:28:35
Spray paints

good for huffers

MattHiggs
13-09-2005, 21:42:52
Huffers?

Provost Harrison
13-09-2005, 21:46:38
Inhalation IIRC...

Beta1
13-09-2005, 22:20:31
My girlf looked into the same wort of thing. Advice we got was to use acrylic.

In the end we didn't bother and did a sort of fabric patterned thingy.

MOBIUS
13-09-2005, 22:36:59
Originally posted by Vincent
Eat more aubergines.

My (first) exwife ...

Does that mean you have more than one ex-wife?:cute:

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-09-2005, 22:41:29
Take a tip from Klein. Douse her in blue paint and get her rubbing her rude bits on it.

MattHiggs
13-09-2005, 22:47:16
:lol:

MOBIUS
13-09-2005, 22:56:30
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Take a tip from Klein. Douse her in blue paint and get her rubbing her rude bits on it.

Maybe that's why Vincent has all these ex-wives...?:D

The Norks
14-09-2005, 08:24:14
Acrylics are best for that sort of thing- they dry within seconds whereas an oil painting will never dry and to be touch dry can take a month during which time it invariably gets knocked about unless you own a studio) The only advantage of oils is that you can return to them and work the paint at any time, whereas you have to be very quick with acrylics. There again with an acrylic you can paint over the top of something if you don't like it. Oh and acrylics are way cheaper.

Decisions decisions!

Oerdin
14-09-2005, 08:58:11
I've always wanted to do this! It'd cost hundreds to buy a piece from an art gallery but making one yourself brightens up the house, costs way less, and shows your artistic side. A win all around.

MattHiggs
14-09-2005, 09:18:32
You can even sell them on ebay!

Seamus
14-09-2005, 18:50:27
The rude bits part sounds nice and you may even make a million.

Koyaanisqatsi
14-09-2005, 19:27:39
According to my prof who's a curator, just buy generic arcylics. The only way you can find much of a difference would be if you bought archival quality paints, and when he's telling us how digital artists have it so much better than traditional artists he likes to tell a story about spending $300 for a 4oz. tube of titanium white...

Provost Harrison
14-09-2005, 23:06:42
Couldn't he just have used toothpaste? :p

Koyaanisqatsi
15-09-2005, 00:31:25
Only if it was archival quality toothpaste.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-09-2005, 19:40:41
Originally posted by Oerdin
I've always wanted to do this! It'd cost hundreds to buy a piece from an art gallery but making one yourself brightens up the house, costs way less, and shows your artistic side. A win all around.

Unless if you, like me, paint like a blind spastic in handcuffs.

The Norks
16-09-2005, 08:01:02
thats what we call 'abstract'

MattHiggs
16-09-2005, 09:10:03
Thanks for all the advice so far, looks like we're going to buy a canvas this weekend. :D