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« 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?
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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 ........... 
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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!
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 on: 13 March 2019, 02:51:03 PM »

Quite disturbing ?  Shocked Shocked

Mind you, Kitty probably already does this.  I don't want to see I don't want to see I don't want to see I don't want to see I don't want to see
And we do NOT want any photo's, Alexander !!

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #9 on: 13 March 2019, 11:25:55 PM »

You should. There have been some agreeably distracting opponents on the other side of the table....
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« Reply #10 on: 14 March 2019, 06:39:18 AM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

I guessed as much.  Wink

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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.
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