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    peanuts didn't contain enough natural oils for a...

    peanuts didn't contain enough natural oils for a decent emulsion - needed to provide a smooth texture - when I tried it. Cashews on the other hand did. As I wrote in a long ago thread, a touch of...
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    addiction defined.... after the above post I took...

    addiction defined.... after the above post I took a quick inventory of paints and brushes...

    almost 100 brushes of varying quality and uses... most ordered as 'sets'. Covering just about...
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    Seems the Muse has returned after a lengthy...

    Seems the Muse has returned after a lengthy hiatus... just ordered a slew of new Liquitex paints and some new brushes...

    Ahhhhh the trials of a paint and brush monger still lingers... :(

    EG
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    B2S or is it B2B in Central Malls generally has a...

    B2S or is it B2B in Central Malls generally has a reasonable selection in the art section. All are synthetic though... A good rigger is made from sable ( doesn't have to be the expensive sable),...
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    great stuff Nigel

    great stuff Nigel
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    Sticky: Some really superb photos here... I have...

    Some really superb photos here... I have thousands myself,,, with a small camera that really don't compare to these... well done!

    for those interested, the prime resource on butterflies here is ...
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    Try FXCM,,,, usual paperwork emails.... no...

    Try FXCM,,,, usual paperwork emails.... no problem and apparently have a Thai office
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    Could be either, which ever one is generally...

    Could be either, which ever one is generally co-located with Central owned malls. Probably B2S. In a couple I have been in and purchased supplies from, you generally find the stuff in the back of the...
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    B2B in central shopping malls

    B2B in central shopping malls
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    Nige Just back from a month in the states.......

    Nige
    Just back from a month in the states.... Did get to see a great Turner exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum.... 100+ of his water colors with a few oils mixed in. AWESOME... His large oil of...
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    Nige,,,, great study in light and shadow AND in...

    Nige,,,, great study in light and shadow AND in WC too... lovely....

    You didn't mention that it was 41 degrees in the shade while we were in the middle of a harvested rice paddy lOlOL but all...
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    well done... don't know if its the photo or your...

    well done... don't know if its the photo or your intending to go "soft"
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    Seems OK for the first time around... NO water at...

    Seems OK for the first time around... NO water at all just used oil and speedy dry lol
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    Well it was overcast and cool @ 5:30 so dug out...

    Well it was overcast and cool @ 5:30 so dug out my new kit.

    Twas fun but totally different than what Ive been used to.. ... Go figure lol

    Played with colors and layering... what a bitch......
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    very nice nigel... what brand are you using......

    very nice nigel... what brand are you using... just curious... got some WN the other day to too damn hot for painting here.

    EG

    EDIT forgot to add this link .... you will not believe the info...
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    Here is one done EARLY in the AM prior to sunrise...

    Here is one done EARLY in the AM prior to sunrise lolol

    Quick and dirty acrylic still life... AND I do mean quick and dirty.. 25 mins total.
    ...
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    too hot here to even hold a brush... sweat ...

    too hot here to even hold a brush... sweat getting on everything... oh, well, rainy season cant be too far Off

    Nice job on the above....

    EG
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    very nice, see that I'm not the only one dabbling...

    very nice, see that I'm not the only one dabbling in new mediums... me thinks the journey is more satisfying than the destination.
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    Like it better than the original oil.... well done

    Like it better than the original oil.... well done
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    I think you might need to specify some things...

    I think you might need to specify some things before you'll get many responses;
    Wildlife
    Animals
    Birds
    critters
    fish
    Landscapes
    still life
    portrait
    Townscapes
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    Life according to Sam... A truly heart warming...

    Life according to Sam...

    A truly heart warming and heart rending story of a boy with progeria.

    Available on www.btmon.com

    E G
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    Michael Palin in Wyeth's World

    for those interested in art, a good look at Andrew Wyeth's work and environment.

    Available on torrent, produced by BBC 2
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    Another way without having to fluck with cling...

    Another way without having to fluck with cling wrap:

    Egg with whatever floats your boat in an oiled (spray) ramikin

    Frying pan with an inch of water boiling

    place ramikin in boiling water...
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    Yes I was there, identified bodies etc. had the...

    Yes I was there, identified bodies etc. had the US Embassy staff in the parking lot of the restaurant I was helping at the time....

    The time was in reference to the time I was writing the post and...
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    Lest We Forget

    Exactly nine years ago this day. several thousand folks lost their lives or everything they had on earth.

    At this time 6:45 PM on Dec 26 those of us living here were trying to find/contact our...
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    This may be an absurd technicality folks but...

    This may be an absurd technicality folks but pensions are NOT being cut..... its a play on sensationalism by the press..

    What is being cut is the COI (cost of living increases calculated annually...
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    Wild Burma

    For the naturalists amongst us... BBC's Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom

    A three part series that can be found on EZTV torrent site.

    Well worth watching.

    E G
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    Actually the rule of thirds doesn't always apply....

    Actually the rule of thirds doesn't always apply. I think this is one of those cases, the range and its reflection is the POI. The triangle shapes - in this case multiples going in the same direction...
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    Damn, I wish my "safe" landscapes were even close...

    Damn, I wish my "safe" landscapes were even close to the same quality...... Well done Nige

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    Went out to the village the other day, looking at...

    Went out to the village the other day, looking at property and a possible shop. On a back road (wagon track) came upon a scene that just screamed at me... so here it is....
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    Well done, love it. How did the Maimeri handle...

    Well done, love it.

    How did the Maimeri handle for you?

    E G
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    Speechless........... E G

    Speechless...........


    E G
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    Lemon Yellow and Diox purple... complimentary you...

    Lemon Yellow and Diox purple... complimentary you know LOLOL.

    E G
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    Excellent rendition Nigel.... When you get used...

    Excellent rendition Nigel.... When you get used to the medium you'll be tough to stay with.

    Guess I gotta get another on right quick :)

    E G
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    Thanks, as you can see there are a couple of...

    Thanks, as you can see there are a couple of kinda major composition errors. I really didn't plan on a painting only some practice time and then the brush and imagination took over.

    I do believe...
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    Double post

    Double post
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    This started out as a practice for snow-capped...

    This started out as a practice for snow-capped mountains... no attention payed to any composition.. lolol....

    Decided to add a foreground... "Snow Fields" acrylic on paper.
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    Have no idea what he paid for the setup, but knowing how cheap this Klunt is I would gander it wasn't much more than a decent stainless sink.

    They do carry a variety of stuff in all ranges,

    E G
  39. ST Mall - off the interchange of Rt 22 and the...

    ST Mall - off the interchange of Rt 22 and the Ring Road opposite Big C - has modular kitchen setups, not wood. A neighbor had one he put in, overhead cabinets etc... not too expensive and worked...
  40. Looks more like plastic cheese replicas E G

    Looks more like plastic cheese replicas

    E G
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    Yea, noticed that, easily fixable next time the...

    Yea, noticed that, easily fixable next time the paints are out lolol one of the wonderful things regarding acrylics.... you quite literally can go on forever.

    The photo made it pop out in front...
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    Brave or Stupid? lol never have tried to paint...

    Brave or Stupid? lol never have tried to paint feathers or animal fur... so why not give it a go?....

    The Eagle



    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2013/12/321.jpg

    not unhappy with...
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    Yep it was the drying stage, B Umber, Diox...

    Yep it was the drying stage, B Umber, Diox Purple, Hookers Green, Ultra Blue and Burnt Sienna, mottled in layers. Makes for a patchwork indistinguishable background. Something going on but you can't...
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    Thanks folks, me thinks the time spent was well...

    Thanks folks, me thinks the time spent was well worth it. I firmly believe if you find some one that connects with your ideas it is worth it. It is the method of how they transfer the info that is...
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    Well folks it's been awhile. Life often intrudes...

    Well folks it's been awhile. Life often intrudes on our pastimes. Have really put an effort into studying this medium, lots and lots of hours. Actually found a terrific site/teacher that seems to hit...
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    It was our pleasure to meet you folks. More than...

    It was our pleasure to meet you folks. More than welcome anytime your in the area. It was nice to talk art in real life lol, hope you enjoy the book and DVD.

    Don't let the mozzies get the best of...
  47. The crap jars from Macro will do in a pinch... IF...

    The crap jars from Macro will do in a pinch... IF the acidity is high enough (vinegar does it). Did 3 quarts of dill pickles 8 or 9 weeks ago, the last jar is still good. Almost time to do another.....
  48. Actually what you need are Ball canning jars,...

    Actually what you need are Ball canning jars, good seal and quality glass. They are available in Villa Market in the Landmark building in down town Udon.

    Problem is they don't seem to carry the...
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    Peterg Joyce AKA Happy Man here, was a true...

    Peterg Joyce AKA Happy Man here, was a true friend for over 15 yrs. A great cook ( whenever lamb comes to mind so does Happy Man), avid deep sea fisherman and one of the best story tellers I've ever...
  50. Which wall is north, for the glass wall in the...

    Which wall is north, for the glass wall in the studio? North light the best ya no
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