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Re: brush cleaning / painting techniques / Art supplier website

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Fri, 12 Jun 1998 20:48:40 EDT

Wipe off the excess & try soaking in mineral spirits a little longer & for bar
soap use Ivory. Something I try to do is use as few brushes as possible - just
wipe 'em off well
before changing colors.
Something else I like to do about as often is to use Acrylics. They are not
stringy like they were 20+yrs ago if you've been around that long. My favorite
for consistency is
Utrecht. I saw a book 25 years ago that suggested substituting gesso for
white. It
makes the paint & ground be as one & makes the paint a little toothy. Also the
same company's proffessional gesso is great & costs about 1/2 as much as
Liquitex. Their
polymer mediums are very thick. { I'm an Art Teacher not their employee} I
like to
alternate back & forth... Bill
PS : If you spray a mist of water with a non - aerosol spray bottle on the
painting's surface you won't have the characteristic drying problems that
gives acrylics their less than user friendly reputation. Utrecht has a
terriffic website where you can see a catalogue - it also has Art Links: