Does Anyone Like Using Oil Paints, Any Kind of Painting and Drawing?

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  1. Betty Jo Petty profile image59
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 16 years ago

    New here, as you can see.

    I love Color.  Anyone share this? bj

  2. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    I love to oil painting, but I have been more into sketching and colored pencils these days.  I am planning to start a new oil painting soon.

    1. GuitarPicker profile image57
      GuitarPickerposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Hello SweetiePie.  I am assuming you are the Sweetiepie that posted this site on Craigslist.  Anyhow, just signed up and thanks for the suggestion.  I use mostly oils and outside commercial paints as I make outside yard ornaments and personalized signs, both painted and hand routed.  Hope to get more involved as time permits, thanks again.

  3. profile image0
    tuuliposted 16 years ago

    i like painting too. i sometimes paint with acryl.and i like to draw also. but i havent had time to do all that lately because life is busy.

    but how about photography? its an enjoyable art! its the only thing i have time for. i just need to carry my camera with me.

  4. BeatsMe profile image53
    BeatsMeposted 16 years ago

    Everytime I try to put color onto my sketches, they just get destroyed. So, I wouldn't try to do that again. I should be satisfied with my sketches. cool

  5. Monique Delores profile image58
    Monique Deloresposted 16 years ago

    i am very interested in most forms of art. i really like photography, and sketching. im trying to learn how to paint, taking free online lessons, trying to find the right ways to capture light and such.

    1. profile image52
      VitalisPhotoposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Monique,
      Have you run across any really good courses that don't cost an arm and a leg?

  6. pincushions profile image59
    pincushionsposted 16 years ago

    Colors are really cool. but most times i can't color if it means to save my life. that's why i stick to sketching. but often, i try to experiment with colors, digitally.

  7. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    Water color pencils are fun because they mimic the look of water painting, but with the ease of using the colored pencils.

    1. Hannah Druckman profile image61
      Hannah Druckmanposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      I love this medium too!  It's great to exercise the control that comes with sketching, and then create different effects and textures with a wet brush.

      I learned my best color lesson in a figure-painting class 8 years ago: use complementary colors to create the effect of light and shadow.

  8. jvdarcy profile image61
    jvdarcyposted 16 years ago

    I draw in colored pencil, and do etchings, aquatints and mezzotints with LOTS of color. I really love the rich colors you can get from colored pencil.
    I am also new here, but I did manage to publish my first hub this evening. It is about printmaking. If anyone would like to take a look, I would love some feedback:

  9. Josh Tam profile image61
    Josh Tamposted 16 years ago

    I used to like painting and drawing on paper a lot.  Now I still like all that, but not as much as... digital art!  I can draw using the mouse as fast as using my hand.

  10. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    I am starting another oil painting.  I love the process of sketching more I paint on the canvas smile.

  11. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    I can tell you have great talent Hannah from your avatar painting.

  12. Hannah Druckman profile image61
    Hannah Druckmanposted 16 years ago

    Wow - I appreciate your compliment, Sweetiepie, but can't claim an iota of credit! The painting is actually by Odilon Redon, one of my favorite artists. I love his style...maybe someday I'll be able to paint like that. smile

  13. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    Do you post any of your work online?  I would love to see it.

  14. profile image48
    oakwood_hannahposted 16 years ago

    I draw and i love coloring them, i'm also fond of painting. lol

  15. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    I did post a message about one of my crafting hubs on there.  I am glad you signed up for the Hubpages and I hope you begin writing hubs here too.  You sound very talented and crafty.

  16. angelamp profile image59
    angelampposted 16 years ago

    I like using oil paint since it gives me the power to control the effects I want to depict in my artwork.  With oil paint I can easily "cover" errors I eventually make when I paint haphazardly.  Oil paintings last better than those in other media as proven by the works done by the great masters during the Renaissance era. 

    The downside with oil painting is that the materials expel harmful fumes which, to my dismay, gave me a lot of respiratory problems.  However, with or without that "downside", I still prefer oil paints over water-based ones. big_smile

  17. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 16 years ago

    I am using natural based oil paints, which have almost no fumes at all.  For cleaning my brushes I am using the master's brush cleaner and preserver, which only costs seven dollars at crafting stores and is all natural.  Honestly I am glad I discovered it because I used to gag when I had to use terpentine to clean my brushes, but now I no longer have to use strong smelling cleaners and thinners.   I do not thin the oil paint as I prefer it the natural way, so now I am no longer having problems with the paint fumes.

  18. margecarter profile image57
    margecarterposted 16 years ago

    I started oil painting in CT in 2006, and have picked it up again living now in NC.  when I started the whole world came alive.   I saw things I had never paid attention to. Cleaning my brushes is not a chore any more I use non-toxic cleaning products easy as one two three. all for now.


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