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Title: The naked painter
Post by: Leman on 12 March 2019, 10:35:23 AM
Over the last few months some of my joints have been giving me a bit of gip. My first approach was to no longer sit when I paint. I find I can actually paint better when I am standing up - no more crouching over figures, then standing up after an hour with back ache. However my knee and hip were still troublesome, My sister put men to an ointment called Flexiseq. It is great, but has one drawback. You have to let it dry for at least 10 minutes before getting dressed. Not wanting to waste this precious minutes (at least an hour and ten minutes over a week) I decided to paint whilst the stuff dries (I apply it in my study with the curtains closed, I hasten to add). Invariably I end up painting from 20 to 30 minutes, so the painting is starting to rattle along. Has anybody else found unusual times to fit in a painting session?


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 March 2019, 11:28:28 AM
Once or twice I've taken stuff to the office when I had no teaching to do but the idiotic local regs required a set number of hours on the premises.


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: Westmarcher on 12 March 2019, 11:48:03 AM
Many, many years ago, when I had imbibed a few over an evening and Mrs Westie had gone to bed, I have been known to bring out the paints and miniatures (not the drinking ones) to finish off a convivial evening.

I wouldn't recommend it. The results the next morning are horrendous ........... 


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: Orcs on 12 March 2019, 11:48:33 AM
I often take stuff into work when on nights , but only bases or undercoat as the light is awful.


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: SV52 on 12 March 2019, 12:42:32 PM
Over the last few months some of my joints have been giving me a bit of gip. My first approach was to no longer sit when I paint. I find I can actually paint better when I am standing up - no more crouching over figures, then standing up after an hour with back ache. However my knee and hip were still troublesome, My sister put men to an ointment called Flexiseq. It is great, but has one drawback. You have to let it dry for at least 10 minutes before getting dressed. Not wanting to waste this precious minutes (at least an hour and ten minutes over a week) I decided to paint whilst the stuff dries (I apply it in my study with the curtains closed, I hasten to add). Invariably I end up painting from 20 to 30 minutes, so the painting is starting to rattle along. Has anybody else found unusual times to fit in a painting session?

Flexiseq eh?  New one on me, def give it a try on me buggered up knees.  From green-lipped mussels, nothing fishy about that  :D


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: Leman on 12 March 2019, 08:41:10 PM
I have those every day as well. I sometimes wonder whether I would feel really awful if I stopped taking all this stuff.


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: SV52 on 13 March 2019, 10:31:25 AM
I have those every day as well. I sometimes wonder whether I would feel really awful if I stopped taking all this stuff.

Recognise that one too.  I take so many pills in a day I'm surprised I don't rattle when I walk!


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: John Cook on 13 March 2019, 12:52:06 PM
I don't know - it will be naked wargaming next.  The mental picture of that is really quite disturbing.


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: Techno on 13 March 2019, 02:51:03 PM
Quite disturbing ?  :o :o

Mind you, Kitty probably already does this.  X_X X_X X_X X_X X_X
And we do NOT want any photo's, Alexander !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 March 2019, 11:25:55 PM
You should. There have been some agreeably distracting opponents on the other side of the table....


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: Techno on 14 March 2019, 06:39:18 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I guessed as much.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: Last Hussar on 14 March 2019, 07:02:06 AM
I often take stuff into work when on nights , but only bases or undercoat as the light is awful.

Its doing it naked that upsets colleagues.


Title: Re: The naked painter
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 March 2019, 09:05:51 AM
Those who don't know the relevant story should look up Renoir's remark about how he painted.