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Reply #15 on: December 14, 2011, 04:29:59 AM
Beautiful job, as usual, Karen! :clap:
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Reply #16 on: December 14, 2011, 04:54:11 AM
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Reply #17 on: December 14, 2011, 06:14:56 AM
Yummy! Great job!
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Reply #18 on: December 14, 2011, 06:17:57 AM
Perfect cherries, Karen.   O0

We won't have cherries here for a while, winter is coming upon us.

But I can dream of eating cherries when I see your painting.   :)
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Reply #19 on: December 14, 2011, 06:29:08 AM
Oh great painting Guru, I have a few questions.

One: I noticed your cherries are on a thick canvas, galery canvas, my sense of composition says it is the best if not the only way to go with this kind of painting. Am I right?

Two: What size canvas?

Three: Making copies of your own original is new to me and very interesting but what do you call the copy of an original copied by the painter who made the original. (Now I gave me a headache)

And finally, I remember you saying in one of the classes that anybody can become an artist since you did'nt have it in you to begin with. It is true that anybody can become an artist but in your case you are dead wrong. You have a sense of composition that cannot be learned, it is a gift. My teaching background has made me a rather hard critique. First time I stumbled on Paint Basket, the first thing that caught my eye was your cherries and, I was on the verge of asking your OK to copy it a few days before you annouced you would hold a class on it. Why? Composition baby, composition. As a matter of fact, those cherries are what sold me to this place. So if you didn't steal this compo, sorry my friend but.... you are a true artist.
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Reply #20 on: December 14, 2011, 06:31:35 AM
Nolan, being the housewife that I am, here's a question or two or three:   :confused:

A painting of cherries would most likely hang in someone's kitchen.  Having a background of gesso, would it be washable?  Over time, cooking in a kitchen may require it to be cleaned.  Do you varnish your cherry paintings?

Another question:
You say you cut your canvas board in half, very nice.  How do you seal the cut edge. 

One more question:
What kind of frame would you suggest?  My thought would be a narrow silver-colored metal frame?

Thanks for that great class and the handouts.  We could go wild with this, endless possibilities! 

I need to review your segment on still life arrangements.

You make painting so exciting!     :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Reply #21 on: December 14, 2011, 07:49:37 AM
I was going to ask that same question. I read somewhere that even when you buy a a book or DVD showing you how to paint [ex. landscape] that the artist shows you how to paint in that book or on the DVD,  you can't sell it without their permission. because of copyrights, even though it is your work. So glad to know I don't have to with the cherries.   :thankyou:
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Reply #22 on: December 14, 2011, 08:30:56 AM
Nolan, I'm with Claude, O0  O0


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Reply #23 on: December 14, 2011, 08:33:05 AM
Great job Karen,  :clap:


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Reply #24 on: December 14, 2011, 12:08:02 PM
1) I would always varnish a painting that is mean for the kitchen - in fact I paint all painting meant for the kitchen in acrylics so I can get them varnished and out quicker.

2) I don't seal the edge of a cut canvas at all.

3) You would either use a thin frame on a small canvas like this, eg your silver suggestion, or you would go large with a broad mat around the painting and then a medium to broad frame around that (this option is framed behind glass)


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Reply #25 on: December 14, 2011, 12:10:07 PM
just remember that I am teaching you techniques, so you may end up copying the one I did once to get a feel for the technique, but after that they will all be originals anyway. O0


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Reply #26 on: December 14, 2011, 12:26:48 PM
1) I prefer to do on a thick gallery canvas as the style of painting is modern, so a modern canvas is in order O0 If you do paint on a panel, then I prefer to frame large - broad mat board, then frame then behind glass to make it look expensive and classy.

2) I find that smaller sizes are better otherwise the cherries must be painted too large.

3) uh umm

4) in fact all I know about composition was also learnt and you can learn it too - firstly from : Dennis's Composition Course / DVD, secondly by browsing around the interior decorating websites. The interior decorating guys also have their own rules which they follow and we are after all in the interior decorating business aren't we?  ;)


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Reply #27 on: December 14, 2011, 01:03:14 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan,

Ok, if you use acrylics on a cut canvas board, then no need to seal the edge.  I don't suppose it would ever be a good idea to paint with oils on a cut canvas board.

Are you fooling me now?  Were you using acrylics when you painted the cherries?  Or did I miss something right from the beginning?    (...senior citizen here  :)

You answered my querie re paintings that would be hung in a kitchen.  That makes real sense.

Am I right to say oil paintings should not be framed behind glass?  ...not that I would do this, but just curious as to your thoughts on this:  My father-in-law painted in oils.  We have some that he did many years ago.  It had been moved from place to place many times after they cam to Canada from Holland.  It had lots of humps and bumps on the surface but the painting was nice and a keepsake so we took it to a framer and they matted it and put it behind glass.  It looks very nice but someone told us this is not usually the way an oil painting is framed.

Another painting was of a swiss chalet/mountain setting, very nice but very old and had yellowed terribly over the years.  I suppose he used linseed oil.  It really wasn't fit to hang but we didn't want to throw it out.  So, seeing as I started trying my hand at oils in recent months, I very carefully and tediously went over the whole thing with fresh paint.  I guess it will last a while, who knows how long.  My husband was thrilled with the result.  The edges of the canvas board are a bit dog-eared and frayed but it maybe could be framed to keep hubby happy.

Well, I'm way off topic here, sorry.  Please don't  :knuppel2: me.

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Reply #28 on: December 14, 2011, 11:48:27 PM
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Reply #29 on: December 15, 2011, 01:58:42 PM
Was there a PDF for the Cherry lesson?  I haven't got a email for it. Nolan, can you send me one if it's available please?  :)
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