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giovedì 1 marzo 2012

Ancora natura morta / Another still life

Olio su cartone/Oil on cardboard  42 x30 cm
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Ultimamente sto alternando  l'acquerello alla pittura con l'olio...l'ultima passione. Purtroppo l'odore mi da  un po fastidio e mi tocca dipingere con la maschera...un po problematica perche la respirazione fa annebbiare gli occhiali da vista..perciò è una lotta continua  :-((

Lately I am alternating between watercolor and oil painting...my latest passion. Unfortunately the smell bothers me quite a lot, so I have to paint wearing a mask...which is a problem too, because the respiration makes the reading glasses  steamy....so it is a continous batttle :-((

42 commenti:

  1. It's a beautiful oil still life, Jane! I am allergic to the fumes, so no oil paints for me. But isn't acrylics an option for you?

    RispondiElimina
  2. It's fun to see how other people can switch from one medium to another.
    I like the graphic effect with the black and white bowl contrasting those colorful fruits. Nice work.

    RispondiElimina
  3. Like Judy said, try acrylic paint. There is also a slow drying acrylic if you want to work closer to the way you do with oil. It is called "Golden open acrylics"

    RispondiElimina
  4. Hallo Jane:) Oil doesn't have to be a battle. There is oil paint on water base that doesn't smell at all. I'm sure they have it in Italy as well.
    Nice to see you work and your painting is lovely!

    RispondiElimina
  5. Simpatica composición, y bellos colores, me gsuta tu óleo. Un saludo Jane

    RispondiElimina
  6. Ciao,Jane:io ho abbandonato tutti i solventi dopo la chemioterapìa.L'olio,da allora, non fa per me,e mi hanno deluso i colori ad olio solubili nell'acqua perchè sono diversi come resa,dall'olio ed anche gli acrilici che oltre a non rendere come l'olio, costringono a lavare di corsa i pennelli per non rovinarli ,più che pittrice mi fanno diventare lavatrice!Per dipingere il colore ad olio è unico!Se riesci,anche con la mascherina,è una esperienza artistica con tanti possibili sviluppi.Mi piacciono moltissimo i tuoi still life vitaminici!!!

    RispondiElimina
  7. lovely still life! strong smells cause severe headaches for me...so no oils.

    RispondiElimina
  8. I can relate to your dilemma. Try Gamsol solvent. It is odorless. Always wear gloves when handling any paint. Lots of people like the water based oils. I love your work no matter what medium you are in.

    RispondiElimina
  9. Existen óleos al agua que no producen alergias, Jane. Aunque hay pintores que no les gustan. Puedes probar y opinar por ti misma.
    El bodegón de frutas te ha quedado precioso.
    Un abrazo.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Grazie Onera , vale sicuramente la pena di provare . Abbraccio

      Elimina
  10. Great work Jane. I was going to suggest the non toxic solvent too. I have a friend who is a professional artist who uses it all the time rather than the water based oils.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Debra I am already using the odorless solvent, but the painting also has a smell to it. Now I am going to finish what I have, and then find out what to buy next. Thank you!

      Elimina
  11. Nice still life. Also, it it interesting to see your work space.

    RispondiElimina
  12. This is sooooo cool! A painting of joy--makes me want to jump up and down.

    Sorry about the odor; you'll find a way.

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. I'll find a way Hallie :-) Picturing you jumping up and down is hilarious! XOX

      Elimina
  13. What a happy and beautiful oil painting, Jane! You must have read my mind - I was going to ask about the mask. The smell of the oils and solvents is also the reason I stay with watercolor. I've heard there are water-soluble oils, but I don't know how they compare to the other.
    Hugs to you!!

    RispondiElimina
  14. You are excelling in both the mediums equally I would say! It is hard to paint with misty glasses though.

    RispondiElimina
  15. Me gusta la luminosidad que desprende este trabajo, Jane. Es dura esta batalla, pero el resultado ha valido la pena...

    Abrazotes

    RispondiElimina
  16. It must be difficult to do both, watercolour and oil, Jane. You're brave, they require opposite reasoning, and your oil is very well done! Wish you a nice weekend

    RispondiElimina
  17. Beautiful this painting, watercolor and oil amazing Jane.
    great work.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

    RispondiElimina
  18. Sarà anche natura "morta" ma mette allegria, con questi colori meravigliosi e poi tu all'opera...che brava!

    RispondiElimina
  19. Hi Jane.. so sorry the smell bothers you.. is it the solvent? You could get water miscible oils and maybe that would help... you do wonderful work in oils!

    RispondiElimina
  20. Molto bello. E' vero che l'olio ha un profumo intenso, i risultati però sono molto interessanti. Vedi come vengono bene le luci? Ciao Elvi

    RispondiElimina
  21. The colours are luminous and so beautifully painted!! I admire your courage when painting in this medium!

    RispondiElimina
  22. Hola Jane, es muy bonito tu óleo. Probar con diferentes sustancias, acuarela, óleo, acrílico,... es muy gratificante.

    Un abrazo

    RispondiElimina
  23. Estupendo tu óleo, Jane, y qué bueno es verte! (aunque sea de espaldas)... ;)
    Me gusta cuando los artistas se muestran trabajando en sus obras o muestran los procesos de ella.

    Te felicito!
    Te dejo mi abrazo y mi beso grandes.

    RispondiElimina
  24. tus acuarelas me encantan y ahora te atreves con oleos,seguro que te quedan igual de artisticos,besos.conchi

    RispondiElimina
  25. Love this oil painting, Jane...and the vibrant colors are gorgeous!! I'm almost finished with my oil painting...and I wore a mask as well since I was using flake white which is not healthy ..and I have the same problem...my glasses were getting foggy...so I will do my pastels next!! Maybe contact lenses for us..LOL

    RispondiElimina
  26. Jane, oh my goodness. Talk about suffering for one's art! I'm sorry but the image of you in your mask and foggy glasses gave me a bit of a laugh. I am glad you braved the fumes and stuck it out - this is a great painting. Very interesting still life, and I really, really love those bananas hanging over the bowl. Fun pattern and color!

    RispondiElimina
  27. Very beautiful still-life, Jane, with your signature bright colors! I've been thinking that if I ever try oils, I'd probably get the water-soluble kind, as they are considered lower health risk and have the added bonus of no odor. Although, I've no idea what the price difference is.

    RispondiElimina
  28. Hey Jane,
    No reason you can't do both. I do! Watercolour is way more 'friendly' as far as odour and clean up, but then, there is nothing like oil. Hmm. Perhaps, if you can't crack the window open, an indoor small oscillating fan will help when painting in oil?
    Happy Painting, either way!

    RispondiElimina
  29. I like the composition in this painting, and also the colors. I envy you for being so good in both oils and watercolors. The smell of the oils is also a problem for me, that's why no oils for me.

    RispondiElimina
  30. J'espère que tu as dégusté ces superbes bananes après tant d'effort.
    L'odeur de l'huile me freine pour l'essayer, et comme je suis allergique à plein de trucs... Reste d'autres médium ou l'huile à l'eau.

    RispondiElimina
  31. Some brands smell more than otters. I would try 1 or 2 tubes of watermixable brands to see if you like them better.

    RispondiElimina
  32. Another beautiful piece Jane! I still can't get over how versatile you are. You can be very realistic or loose and spontaneous too!

    RispondiElimina
  33. Amici, grazie tantissimo per i vostri consigli e commenti. Sicuramente in qualche modo risolverò il problema .Abbraccione!!

    Friends , thank you so much for your advice and comments. I am sure that somehow the problem will be solved. XOXO

    RispondiElimina
  34. wonderful! I love seeing artists in their studios or at work.

    RispondiElimina
  35. Hi love all of the paintings that i have missed! your florals are so color filled and spontaneous and the portraits just great. i'm not sure if my last comment posted to your account so i am trying again

    RispondiElimina
  36. L'olio di lino e la trementina sono tremendi, da qualche anno uso il liquin per mescolare e un solvente naturale per pulire i pennelli, certo ci mette di più ma almeno non dà alcun fastidio! Ciao, Arianna

    RispondiElimina
  37. I understand completely! I have an on again, off again love affair with oil....and am so allergic to the smell etc. When I do work in oil I work in the summer in my garden studio with the doors open. Atelier Interactive acrylics are a nice product....but acrylic will never be the same as oil! So glad I have found your blog.......

    RispondiElimina

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