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Dileon
Dileon
Senior Member Hawaii
Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Joined: 06-19-2009
Location: rainforest Hawaii
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    The last one is mine.....she had a lot of additional attachments which have fallen off or broken.....I have bunch I made but most....they are are all covered up as I use that part of the wall for storage of my logs.....LOL perhaps I will wander out and see if I can film them. Ever once in while people...
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    Actually making a major terrace wall out of stones qualify???.... the bottom to top is about total of 14 feet high.....? also that flagstone side walk was a challenge also as I was embedding cement snails and baby rabbits in it... . I live on a mountain ...the neighbors back and mine had a very steep...
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    Last edited by Dileon; 03-23-2017, 07:08 PM.

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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    I am a layer painter.... mainly because of the drying issues...... wet on wet can take up to a year or longer to dry. They have this new drying medium you mix with the oil paint called Liquin, by Winsor Newton. You paint it on thin and it will dry the oil any where from one day to two weeks, before...
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  • Here in Hawaii the Pelicans hang around the docks for the fishermen to come in.....and they always have lots of stuff to throw to them. If you want wood like this for cheap or free I go play Pelican with the master craftmens here.... They have a rich source for often free or throw aways that can...
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  • I have gotten blocks from Wood craft and other places that sell wood for furniture makers. Of coarse you may pay outrageous prices for it, if you go that direction....
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  • Go to Ebay or any place that has wood turning blocks for example here is one 12 by 12 by 5.5


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Walnut...-/162057935075
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  • I build my own vises....cost about 20 dollars and major usable for wood carving. For 389 ....I could build me a whole darn work bench....
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  • Dileon
    replied to Good Experience
    There are some honorable companies out there.....and it is good to know who they are. They are rare birds these days. But as I see it,....the ones that are not honorable will fail in the end, people have had it with ones that can not stand behind their goods or their own mistakes. Thanks for...
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    Artist live in very insane world...LOL that the chaos of creation. I have a friend master craftmans super talented ....he quoted do not call me an artist because then I will have to cut off my ears. Well like Van Gogh knows...doing painting like this can create crazy mind. As far as talent goes...
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    Actually that is the issue. I had a conversation with old mentor in art 40 years ago,....about doing your best work,.. will be about doing masters works which take time. It is must in an artist life that one must seek just how good are you? I honestly today ....have no idea what that is. ...
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    That is a problem often....when you go to school they teach you the basics of all the different arts. Me I get bored often .....and will switch mediums instead of stick with it. I think the only medium I have not done is glass work. In my work, I was known most for my ceramic work.....that people...
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    This painting major stressed me out....for one thing the going from 3D wood carving back to one dimensional was a task....fact two there was no drawing,....created out of air from no where.....three I have never done any religious theme work, this was the first. The whole creation was a very fretful...
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  • Dileon
    replied to Oil painting
    Oh yea five months to paint this as it is seven foot by five feet. And this picture does not show the whole painting....
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  • Dileon
    started a topic Oil painting

    Oil painting

    Some people keep asking what I am doing, as I do not post much wood carving the last six months. This is the first oil painting in a local Hawaiian Church.....the first of three painting. Oil painting is my major in college in fine art.....although I have not done anything in 30 years professionally....
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  • Dileon
    replied to Nice day in the Deep South
    You can tell summer is coming when the cat fur is flying all over the place. Getting hot, not sure I am looking forward to another hurricane season coming around the corner. Right now the days are beautiful....
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  • Dileon
    replied to Please list where you're living
    Countryside in the feral chicken land of the rainforest Hawaii Islands.....Gas $3.12 for regular and still climbing....
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  • Dileon
    replied to Traditional Santa
    I like the folk design and way he is looking out the corner of his eyes, nice, nice carving Claude....
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  • Dileon
    replied to An Old, Old Sea Captain
    That is a very nice carving ......and I will also give you an excellent on the whole carving....wow....it is nice!
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  • I have few of your knives...they are top in my collection that get used....
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  • Dileon
    replied to Hardluck Hugh Henry
    Lets see this week..... I fell on the TV broke two ribs on the edge....then the car will not start and cell phone stop not working and the plumbing is acting up....... I think you should make one of my sorry rear end.....LOL the critter can be alien.....that caused a EMP .....at my house???. but...
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