I smell an addiction starting...
oh, that happened after the very first one!
Have you tried the canvases that come in a pad? They're good for beginners and cost less usually.
/me snuggles Shaz.
@starlight dream yes, I've been using them for a while. 10 sheets for $10 is pretty good value when practicing, but they're very small (A3). Next size up is only available in the art store, and that's 10 sheets for $50, so quite a big jump. That's more expensive than the canvas packs above, and not as good to use.
Does Amazon ship there? They usually have good deals on them. I’d offer to ship you the Michael’s ones as I can usually get further discounts, but I have a feeling shipping costs from here would make it pointless.
Maybe it depends who you go with. I priced a Bob Ross easel from Jerry's Artarama. Easel was $170, shipping was $1,800. Then I found one on ebay where easel was around the same (can't remember without looking it up) and shipping was $75. I'd need to find someone who HAD a pack and get them to price shipping to Aus.
Are those 16x20 from Michael's, canvas boards or stretched canvas? Which company makes them?
That's a nice price for sure!
Artist's Loft stretched canvas. It's actually $45 for the pack. Probably their lowest quality, but if you're just learning, you don't want to waste your money on expensive canvases that you'll never hang.
Sucks. How is the painting going?
I only tried one on the weekend, and went a bit pear-shaped so I didn't finish it. Do oil paints "melt" in hot/humid weather? It seemed very soft.
Meh. Michael's doesn't ship to Canada either.
Maybe you can find a good Australian online shop to save on the shipping.
Do you mean that the paint of the tube looked soft, or that it melted off the canvas?
I've no 1st hand experience with oil paints but some take a lot of time to dry. If the painting stays in sunlight it probably slows down the drying too.
When I was mixing it with the knife, it was soft like butter. Much softer than it usually is. So it went on in "blobs" rather than just the tips of the bristles, if you know what I mean. I know it's going to be even softer, but I'm going to try one with water-soluble oil paint this weekend - just one with 2-3 colours.
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