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About Traditional Art / Professional Soirsce WuFemale/United States Group :iconpaintermasters: PainterMasters
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My oil paintings, sketches and charcoal drawings


I've been getting a lot of the same questions from many people about painting with oils.
I've collected them here so that it might help someone. :)

Q: Should you wait till its dried to apply more paint?
A: I try to paint on a wet canvas as much as I can when painting because it adds a softness that you cant get once the first layer of paint has dried. This is called painting "wet-into-wet."

Q: What paints do you use?
A: I use a few different kinds, but my absolute favorite is Gamblin. I love the texture and its has the perfect consistency, it feels like painting with butter! :D

Q: My paints are dry/thick/muddy etc, what is wrong?
A: You might want to try mixing some paint thinner to your paint if its seems really thick or dried out a bit somehow, dont add too much or it will crackle, or look pale. Are you using student garde paint? that also might be the problem. Never use anything other than artist grade paint, student grade paint is not the same as artist grade and will not help you learn how to properly use/mix oil colors. There is not as much pigment and more filler.

Q: Anything you wish someone had told you or wish that you'd realized earlier?
A: I wish I would have realized sooner that its never too late to change your painting when you see a mistake. No matter how much you like the eye you just painted/drew, if its in the wrong place you need to fix it. This is the only way you will get better. As soon as I realized this my paintings became MUCH better! This applies to all kinds of art.

Hope this helps! ;)

Also, I stared a shop on Etsy for my art prints! Check it out:

  • Listening to: Miike Snow
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  • Drinking: Masala Chai


Soirsce Wu
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
It has always been easier for me to visualize things rather describe them with words. I tell my stories with the pictures I create. I choose to paint as a realist but approach my subject matter in a softer and more impressionistic manner. I prefer oils because of their capacity to provide greater depth of color and value.



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NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work!
shipain Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
SATTISH Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happi Birthdai! :D
shipain Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbummiesplz:Happy Birthday! Have your cake and eat it too
Laurelin-CosPlay Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I featured you here! ^^ [link]
Soirsce Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
Laurelin-CosPlay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! ^^
shipain Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:cake:Happy Birthday!:hug:
Soirsce Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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