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thegrindre

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Reply #15 on: November 11, 2011, 07:16:49 PM
Got a question or two.
Are either of the canvases going to be turned upright? You know, the long way upwards for these lessons?
Reason I ask is because of how I gesso and sand my canvases. I want the 'grain' to run properly.

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Reply #16 on: November 11, 2011, 07:44:08 PM
Rick, I'll be using a 16"x20" canvas panel in the vertical (portrait) position for the Blue Gum Trees.
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Reply #17 on: November 11, 2011, 07:52:22 PM
O.K. Rick, my last advice for the day, don't mean to keep going on and on.

I learned this one very important thing about gesso and sanding to make your surface really smooth.

First I gesso in one directional strokes, let's say horizontal, then it dries and I sand. My next coat I gesso in a vertical, dry and sand and then for my final coat I once again gesso horizontal dry and sand.

I learned the different directions gives a very smooth, fine surface.


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Reply #18 on: November 11, 2011, 08:00:19 PM
Anya, you aren't going on and on. I thank you very much for that advice.  O0
(Should have thought of it myself.  :cost: .)

Thanks, Dennis. I'll prep a vertical platform for that lesson.
I think I'll do the cherries on my last 5x7 hard board and do your Blue Gum trees on one of my 8x10's.

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Reply #19 on: November 11, 2011, 08:04:37 PM
Nolan, is the painting that is advertising the class (blue gum trees), is that the actual painting we will be doing? or is that just a sample picture?


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Reply #20 on: November 11, 2011, 11:27:25 PM
Anya, that is only a small section of the painting. Not showing the "juicy" part on purpose  >:D
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Reply #21 on: November 12, 2011, 03:48:38 AM
 :nono:  There's that tease again!   :sneaky:  Nolan, has he always been this sneaky?!  ;D
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Reply #22 on: November 12, 2011, 07:50:55 AM
Can't wait  :clap:



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Reply #23 on: November 12, 2011, 01:14:32 PM
it's always nice to leave some surprises O0


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Reply #24 on: November 12, 2011, 09:42:03 PM
I am already booked for both lessons so i am going to be quite busy
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Reply #25 on: November 19, 2011, 12:25:37 PM
Dennis, Nolan, I want to paint the Bluegum trees on a canvas that is 24x48. Since I have not seen a picture of the actual painting we will be doing I don't know if that canvas is wide enough.

Wanted the trees to be really tall.

What do you think?


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Reply #26 on: November 19, 2011, 12:37:52 PM
I know you've asked our teachers but I'm going to use a small 5x7. I believe our only issue is, will we be able to adapt from what they will be using...  ;)

Keep in mind what they've been trying to teach us. Don't copy. Be creative. Use your artist's license.
They are trying to teach us techniques and styles so we can eventually leave the nest on our own.

Personally, I think your 24x48 will be fantastic...  ;)
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Reply #27 on: November 19, 2011, 11:03:46 PM
The size canvas or board you paint on is irrelevant. I have chosen the 16x20" to suit the time factor allotted to me for the broadcast.

The larger the painting the more dramatic and more time consuming  (maybe too big if you want to paint along) - but some of my past students have painted on 9x12 and produced stunning paintings - Rick 5x7  O0

I'll post a picture of the painting and a sample of the palette with colours either tomorrow or the day before the lesson. Upright position and will be concentrating more on the bark aspect as requested earlier.
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