Sunday, July 8, 2012


phoebe ~ wOIL on old book  page on cardboard

i've been painting a lot...  i finished the 'daily book' i was working in and started another one, and outside of it i've been painting with a brand of water soluble, non-toxic oil paints called wOIL.    this is my first wOIL painting and it's no exaggeration to say that i was smitten with the first brush stroke.

amy, lisa, and edouard vuillard, i thank you for making want to try oil paint...  :  )

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“Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. 

~ Pierre Bonnard

25 comments:

  1. delicious.

    oil on book pages. there cannot be anything better.

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  2. lovely!! welcome to oils!! it will be hard to go back to anything else xo

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  3. Ahhh, lovely. I've painted with water soluble oils on canvas and I loved the feel and look of them.
    Well done! xo

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  4. well I am on the trail of less toxic art materials. I just ordered a bunch of earth pigments that can be mixed with oil or other binders but these sound great too. looks like there are more options than at first glance. love that they're water soluble.

    love the print showing the contents of her mind through the eyes in this one!

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  5. I can see why your so excited about the new paints .. the results are intoxicating! It looks so rich on the old pages - simply beautiful!

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  6. wow, oh wow, I HAVE to try this... xoxox

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  7. she is just divine Lynne. I love the depth in the colors, so rich and full...hmmmmmmm so another medium to consider...I shy away from oils because of the chemicals so the notion that there are non toxic oils and that are water soluble...very interesting indeed...

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  8. I really love it Lynne! Will have to give those a spin one day. I am sold now.

    xo

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  9. Lynne, This is wonderful. I started using oil paints about 6 months ago and I don't think I can go back to acrylics. I have not heard of wOil, but non toxic oil sounds good to me :-). xoxo

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  10. I wonder if they have the seductive scent of regular oils? have been longing for that aroma, bu clinging to my waterbase world... -sus

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  11. oh great Lynne ive been following Amy on her portraits in oils , there are a few names i could suggest but she has one under the middle of her neck lol

    hugz bev

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  12. PS: I really love the work by Eduord Vuillard!! I tumbled it on my tum tum tumblr. :)

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  13. I do like the way we can 'read' her eyes ... mmmmmm ... I'll have to have a look-see at this wOIL stuff! Thanks for the heads up.

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  14. We went to the Vuillard exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York yesterday. We learned there that Vuillard, influenced by the matte finish of Japanese art, preferred to use a medium he created on his own called "distemper". This home-made medium is a glue like substance and in French is called "peinture à la colle". You can read about it here: http://www.nga.gov/feature/artnation/vuillard/thepainting_5.shtm

    Actually the full name of the medium is "peinture à la colle de lapin" because the glue is made of boiled up rabbit.

    Also, we saw that Vuillard had a distinct preference for painting on inexpensive surfaces such as cardboard and kraft paper. Paintings on canvas were in the distinct minority.

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  15. good to see you doing wonderful work - nice to read you books are growing too.

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  16. So oil and water do mix? *)
    A Vuillard reference and a Bonnard quote; they would love that as they were such good friends in Paris.
    xx
    julie

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  17. Okay, Lynne, I'm sold. Now I'll search out a Canadian source if I can. Does the paint show through the paper once dry?
    Pheobe's sweet!

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  18. Hip, hip, hooray!!
    New paints... new experience.
    Enjoy :]
    She is darling.

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  19. Whoa! What an amazing face! She is so totally "here". Do the water based oil paints have a longer open time? I get frustrated with acrylic when they dry up so fast. I can hardly wait to see who comes forward in this new for you medium. Happy Tuesday!

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  20. Hi Lynne, Funny, I was just "talking" about you, and thinking...I must pop in on Lynne next time I fire up the laptop...and then you beat me to it :)
    As usual, I become mesmerized with all of you pictures and faces and words...it's hard to tear myself away, but I must get to painting before it gets too hot...walls, not art, but it can be enjoyable too.
    Love, Lisa

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  21. LH, Amy makes me want to try my ws oils too! Thanks for introducing me to Lisa and Edouard! Big smile here!

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  22. Ahh, Lynne,I have been thinking very hard the last six months or so about trying some oil paint. I do not enjoy the odor of turpentine and my studio is very close to my bedroom. so I haven't tried it yet. Do you find the water soluble less smelly because turpentine isn't needed? than the regular oil paint. I am so curious about this medium - it seems so mysterious - all that about fat over fat, or lean over fat, or whatever - it seems so scientific and yet I just wonder about it! I like what you have produced, and you say you were smitten! Sounding more positive to me.

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  23. :) Amy encouraged me as well! I feel like a grown up painter! :)

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