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Re: oil paint in high school

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From: felsecker1 (felsecker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 16:02:36 PST


Although ordorless, doesn't Turpenoid still emit harmful airborne chemicals?
At least, that's what I have heard. You still need plenty of air
ventilation even though Turpenoid is ordorless.
BF
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From: Larry Seiler <lseiler@ez-net.com>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: oil paint in high school

> Susan....
>
> It is possible with odorless turpenoid, and a convenient work environment
> for high school students to experience oils...however, since there are
> products that can be mixed with acrylics to give oil-like drag and impasto
> texture (Liquitex "Matte Opaque Extender Gel Medium"-formerly called
> "Gelex") why bother with the mess and carelessness of students that have
to
> be harped upon to understand its potential for making disaster?
>
> I have a how-to on "Wetcanvas.com" for those interested in acrylics used
to
> imitate an oil painting procedure and look-
> http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/Acrylics/Waterfall/
>
> also...if anyone here is personally interested in oil painting, and the
ever
> growing vogue trend of "Plein Air" painting, I finished what I think my
best
> "how-to" to date on "Roadside Painting" at "Wetcanvas.com"
> Lots of images and explanation that I'm sure would be well worth taking
your
> students to the computer lab to get up and on to check out. Especially in
> emphasizing that detail can be suggested, because a great deal of the
> painting is done with a palette knife. BTW, introduce your kids to
palette
> knife use and extend the life of your brushes greatly!
> http://www.wetcanvas.com/ArtSchool/Landscapes/Roadside/
>
> What I emphasize to students is that one task of the artist is to take the
> ordinary and mundane and cause passerby'ers to understand that a beauty
> exists that has missed their eye due to their routine. That we as artists
> wake their senses to look again with a new vision, and as such the artist
> serves the role of encouraging Joe Public to become aesthetically
> alive...with a sense of celebrating living.
>
> Larry
>
>
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