Multimedia Livingroom: Artworks
All paintings in my livingroom are done by the painting-by-numbers principle.
The smallest paintings are painted with acrylic colors. Acrylic colors are similar to oil colors, but based on the solvent water. Therefore, they are easily dilutable and can be used without hesitation. Also, little mistakes can be overpainted afterwards without becoming obvious. Because of these reasons, acrylic colors can be recommended for beginners and, especially, for young artists.
All further pictures are painted with oil colors. These can be diluted using "turpentine replacement" (brush cleaner). If the colors have become hard in the color pot, they should no longer be used, since the solvent evaporates only slowly, which generates shiny surfaces.
When processing, one has to cover the areas completely, especially the printed numbers. Later changes have only limited success and they often lead to the mentioned shiny areas.
Please click on a picture for further information and a closer look. By clicking on the big picture, one returns back again.
© Dietmar Knoll (E-Mail) 2001-06-19, latest change: 2004-11-29