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Wild Oranges by Sleetwealth Wild Oranges by Sleetwealth
This is an ancient oil painting by me. I had teen sisters for babysitters when I was 9 months. yes I remember them. Their Raphaelite red hair especially. I always had to have red haired dolls. :) hi if your looking Sexton sisters.

Here Ive painted them as conjoined twins.
Im posting in honor of a reawakening . I think Im ready to paint again. Im like a baby rabbit first sticking its nose out its burrow! Timid but, interested in exploring.
Sorry for bad image quality.
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
This is insanely awesome. How long did this take you?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh gosh I think about 3 months in this one!
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Right on. I work SUPER big, like 16 by 8 in acrylic and it takes about a month. I'm trying to get down to working smaller and painting with oils. Your work has inspired me to push in that direction even more. Kudos.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Im terrible at acrylics..This was done in oils and I put down the shapes with just white and raw umber then used color glazes on top the final highlights. Oils can take a while to dry in between layers too.So, that eats some time. Id like to try painting smaller. make them almost like gems. hey Im happy to inspire ya man :D
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Cool! Yeah, I want to transition to oils. I really crave more control.

:)
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I would not say the colors are as rich or varied but genesis heat set oils are nice. they dry with heat which allows you to keep working in layers very quickly. its also cleans up with soap and water. you never had to deal with paints drying up or taking too long to dry.
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Really?? That's awesome! Do they compare well with other, more traditional oils, like Golden, Winsor Newton, ect.?
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I use them to paint my figures.Which are plastic.A bit different for a ground and non porous. I use a gel like glaze medium for sheers and the thinner for making a buttery texture.no medium for impasto or thicker visible brush strokes. Solvent will make watercolor like washes but, those will dry. that could be used for sketching in at start.

At least on plastic Ive found that wet on wet detailing the brush picks the paint back up. I have to cure before adding fine details.could be the slick surface of the polymer clay.

so Ive not used them on a canvas base. I dont want to say they are the same.but are worth using for the pluses. Im a long time Grumbacher user btw. I have a prepped canvas maybe I can test them out and get back to you. Ive had mine 7 years without lids. My pallet never dries out. I use a china soap dish with lid. nor do I get brushes with dried on paint! You can get a cheap heat gun too not their $50 model.
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SallyClaireWiseman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
beautiful
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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