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liz

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Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 10:18:05 AM
Just moving along here, changing what I didn't like, taking out what didn't look right, basically playing with the colors.
Acrylic paint is great that it dries fast and with water and medium mixture, plus some paint one can work over the composition. 


I remember when I finished a dog portrait I was able to change the entire background from a landscape to a seascape because my daughter didn't like it. (See my gallery). But I think this one will take some doing because I have to redraw the people in the gondola since my reference photo was a silhouette from a later time in the day. And more details on the boats and water still needs work.
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Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 02:05:47 PM
Coming along beautifully, Liz.

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Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 02:46:33 AM
This will be a wonderful painting...looks great so far. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 12:15:12 PM
Almost done, I think.  I can't show you the reference photo because it is copyrighted.  But I did change EVERYTHING.  The buildings were very dull on the dark side; the water was very light; there was no gondola with gondolier and passengers.  Anyway it is just practice for a larger impressionistic painting I want to do.  I may lighten the water somewhat and not do much else, unless Dennis comments with his ideas how to improve this study. ~Liz  :whistle:


Yes, I wondered where all the people were.  Maybe attending mass in the cathedral.
What I learned is that if you try texture gel, apply it horizontally for the water.  And get a reference photo that is close to what you want to paint, if you can.~Liz
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Reply #19 on: March 22, 2017, 11:08:12 AM


I got some good advice to tone down the dark water.  I glazed with a little bit of white, let it dry, then glazed with a little blue.  Now it's finished. ~Liz


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Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 04:38:37 AM
Very nice job, Liz! Those lines running at about a 45° angle....is that the texture jel?
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Reply #21 on: March 23, 2017, 09:07:59 AM
Yes, Steve.  The texture gel on the water wasn't applied right.  My first experience trying it.  Maybe it will work out better on a more impasto impressionistic painting as the next larger painting. ~Liz  ;)


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Reply #22 on: March 27, 2017, 02:36:49 PM
Great job Liz! I really like your additions.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 03:54:37 PM
 :thankyou: VAL,  I wanted to have the water look like the harbor downtown which is on the greenish side.  I will go down and take a look at it again and see what the colors look like.  I think it's deeper green because it's dredged, whereas maybe this Italian water is not so deep.  The Honolulu Harbor is where the cruise ships arrive that bring the folks MaryAnne and I take on tours a few times during the year. ~Liz


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Reply #24 on: March 27, 2017, 06:55:34 PM
This is a beautiful painting, Liz. It is great that you can make both oils and acrylics work for you!
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Reply #25 on: March 28, 2017, 12:26:59 AM
 :thankyou: MARYLOU AND EMMALEE for your comments.  I appreciate you folks for your encouragement!  I hope I can get better at color mixing and painting techniques! ~Liz


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Reply #26 on: April 02, 2017, 03:11:05 PM
 :blush: I guess no one really noticed that my painting said '2013' on it.  But I did change it.  I must have been thinking '3' and practicing how to paint a '3'!  A rigger brush does not work for me so I use a short liner brush for signing. ~Liz


 

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