Saturday, 16 July 2011

Forgot to post earlier...

Forgot to post a snippet ( I like my new word for you know what's lol) of Sal's progress from earlier in the week.....fingers crossed I seem to have found a way round my body's sudden rejection of oils. If I stick to small doses....still frustrating especially with the larger pieces I have to do. I'm buying an air purifyer so we'll see if that will help.

4 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Is it the oils or the solvent that you're having problems with? I switched to turpernoid natural and I no longer have issues with burning eyes. At the end of the day I still use mineral spirits to clean my brushes thoroughly, but am no longer breathing in the chemicals all day long as I paint..

Lovely work!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I've been working with the water soluble oils and still wearing non-latex gloves (surgical) Seems to be working well, very little odor and I'm fine as long as I don't get the oils on my skin. Ventilator seems like a great idea too.

Love Sal's look! Her eyes have so much expression.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

It seems to be the solvent Susan I've switched to an odorless solvent and that seems to be a bit better. Trial and error at the moment!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

I bought water soluble oils a few years back Gail and as a last resort with try with them. I've only used them once but found surprisinly they take a lot longer to dry.
She has got a lovely expression hasn't she :)