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I'm still around, I just get busy and don't have time to update my sites. I wish it was a bit more simple to keep up with it. Lately I have been working on miniature painting necklaces. These particular ones
are for a good friend for local event, but I will be working on more in the near future and will have them listed on eBay. The ones on the top photo are actually painted on deer antler slices. I will have a limit on how many I can have on hand. Once these are sold, I might not have more in the future. They are very nice in person. The bottom ones are painted on polymer clay. I'm also going to paint on wood shapes.
Lately I've been exploring oil painting. Years I did a little bit of oil painting in high school, but never really understood them or was interested in them so I didn't pursue them. Since I've been painting more with acrylics I got a little curious and wanted to give it a try. This was not something I just did on a whim. I've been thinking about this for a few years.
I bought some water soluble oils last summer. I tried them a little back in the winter, but on paper for oils and it didn't seem to work very well. Also polymer clay, which wasn't bad, I kinda liked it. And just recently I tried working on a clear gessoed surface and again it didn't work well. So I finally got fed up and did research. Water soluble oils are somewhat different on what brushes and surface you use and work on. Apparently you should work on an acrylic gessoed surface and use synthetic brushes. Also they have special mediums and thinners. They sell brushes that work really well wi…