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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex So I'm feeling a bit.... devastated.

Because I just fell in love with oil paint (at art class) when I used it for the first time, and then I realized... hey, I can't oil paint in my room. Cuz then I'd be inhaling bad stuff. (It's too cold to open the windows.)

I have turpenoid rather than turpentine bc I have a million allergies and turpenoid was like "hey I'm hypoallergenic" so I bought it.

Would it work to paint in my room and use a lot of brushes and just clean them occasionally like outside or in the kitchen with turpenoid and then put the lid back on the container? does anyone know?

because I want to paint so freaking bad. >.<


message 2: by ♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties (last edited Oct 14, 2012 09:51PM) (new)

♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties (NotJustAnyOrdinaryGirl) | 17 comments Yes, google is alwaysyour friend... except when it decides to tell you a painful truth. Then it temporarily becomes an enemy. But seriously, you can never be mad at google for long. It's like being angry at this:
awww

It's just not possible to stay mad at that face...

Back onto the topic: You should try googling it or just asking someone who will know, like your art teacher.


message 3: by Alex (new)

Alex awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww <3

actually I quit art lessons bc it was too stressful to fit it into my schedule. so.....


♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties (NotJustAnyOrdinaryGirl) | 17 comments Awkwardness? I don't know... I tend to lean towards drawing and watercolours... google is your best friend in times like this. If not, I'm sure you could set up an art studio in the garage or something... I don't know. I have little experience in the oil painting stuff, so you'll have to ask someone who specialises in it.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Vashta wrote: "So I'm feeling a bit.... devastated.

Because I just fell in love with oil paint (at art class) when I used it for the first time, and then I realized... hey, I can't oil paint in my room. Cuz then..."


You are very wise to realize that oil paints can be dangerous. I worked with oils for years and now I have Chemical injury and cannot work with them. I have to use water color to be safe. I created a Listopia with some books to help if you have already been poisoned. Its an MCS list if you do a search on Listopia.


message 6: by Alex (new)

Alex So there's no way to do oil painting indoors safely? Are acrylics still okay?


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