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Heat.

Okay, this sucks.

It's so hot that it's wreaking havoc on my paint - I put a stroke on my canvas, go to the pallette to get more, and by the time I can get my brush back to the canvas the first stroke is dry. Or worse, tacky in the way that causes it to peel in random places when fresh paint hits it.

(This wasn't a problem last summer because the old apartment had air conditioning. This place doesn't.)

Not good. Not sure how to deal with this, other than not paint until September (not paint!?!?!?).

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bn29
Apr. 27th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
Not sure how to deal with this, other than not paint until September (not paint!?!?!?).

How about an air conditioner and/or a humidifier (depending on the type of paint) in the room. Around here, home Depot has brand new little room AC's in stock for ~$60-70.
jnanacandra
Apr. 27th, 2004 06:27 pm (UTC)
No can do - the room's too big, and doesn't have any windows the right size. We have an AC in the bedroom, but running all day today it never made a dent in anything outside the bedroom.
00goddess
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
What size are the windows? If a window, when opened, has too MUCH room for the a/c, then you can use plywood to fill the extra space.

Whatr kind of paints are you using? I've never tried this, but mixing glycering into a water-based paint might help it stay moist longer.
00goddess
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
Um, that was "glycerine", not "glycering."
plymouth
Apr. 27th, 2004 11:00 pm (UTC)
or just use oil paints! they stay wet for a loooong time.
jnanacandra
Apr. 28th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
I wish! I loooove oil paints. But I need a better ventilated studio if I want to have brain cells left by the time I'm done :/
00goddess
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
yOu have a couple of choices: you could put a humidifier in the room, which might make you miserable, but will keep the room moist. Or, you could get a window a/c unit just for that room.
aryel_moffet
Apr. 27th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)
hmm....
having seen the house...hmm..turn the tiny bathroom into a temp. painting area (small and confined i know..but easier to keep cool/moist for painting) off the wall idea i know, might work.
paulrhume
Apr. 28th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
Solution:
1 - Put Andrei in kicky little loincloth outfit with big pectoral around his neck.
2 - Give him a large peacock plume fan. Have him wave it to cool you and the paints off.
3 - When you take a break from painting, he can peel grapes.
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