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liz

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on: March 22, 2017, 11:23:20 PM
Starting on the big one.  For me that's 16x20 instead of my usual 11x14 paintings.  It has a pale umber ground and will be a sunset, hopefully more impressionistic in painting style.  I'm trying to paint loose. ~Liz
Rough Sketch in Burnt Umber.  I used one spray of fixative over the sketch pencil drawing because it was getting to be a smeared mess.  But the thinned acrylic with water won't adhere too well so it's hard to get tones.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2017, 06:57:37 PM by liz »


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Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 04:12:31 AM
So far, so good!  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 06:57:05 PM
Ugly part of blocking in and not knowing yet how my painting will turn out.  Time for some redrawing, too.
But the great thing about acrylic is that you can play with the paint a lot since it dries so fast.  I work all over the painting from top to bottom so I can't finish the sky yet. ~Liz


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Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 11:02:17 PM
I'm confused, Liz.  I thought you had this sunscape almost all painted.  Or is this one of the steps along the way?

Regardless, it's a nice job.

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Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 09:42:10 AM
 ::) Oh, No MEA, far from finished!  Acrylic is like working with water color, other and darker layers go over the lighter colors.  Plus the drawing is wonky and needs work today with more definition and deciding what colors, etc. ~Liz


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Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 10:22:57 AM
Blocking in some sky and water colors.  Only have snatches of time to paint, busy with my husband's 78
Birthday lunch yesterday, credit union annual luncheon today, family birthday dinner tomorrow. . . But my painting will still wait for me on my easel. . .
 :painting: ~Liz


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Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 12:19:56 PM
Nice progress, Liz.

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Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 09:48:11 AM
 :thankyou: Aloha, MAL!  So what do you think:  it seems I'm the only one (I think) posting my progress on a project in stages.
Do you suppose I should just post the final painting when I'm done?  I thought some folks like to know the challenges I have with the kinda systematic process,  if you can call it that, of working on a painting from start to finish.  But if I am boring you guys, you need to tell me so.  On my part, some encouragement helps me to stay focused until I get it done. LMK then what to do, OK?
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Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 02:41:21 PM
I also post mine along the way. I love seeing how and why certain things are done. Keep posting Liz, I am watching!  :detective:
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Reply #9 on: March 27, 2017, 03:15:45 PM
O.K., VAL!  I'm working slower than I expected, but I am motivated to finish what I have started! :thankyou:  For your constant support and encouraging words!  After my husband's family birthday dinner I will concentrate more!
 :painting: ~Liz


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Reply #10 on: March 27, 2017, 03:22:29 PM
You are doing great Liz. Hah! What is slow? After all, the Sistine Chapel wasn't painted in a weekend!  ;)
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Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 03:46:32 PM
 :) , VAL, I was just thinking about that.  I read that Michelangelo took 4 years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel on scaffolds! Actually some master classical artists took a year or years to finish their masterpieces.  Yeah, I know some of us treat our work like masterpieces, taking ourselves too seriously.  :2funny: ~Liz


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Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 06:09:27 AM
I read that Michelangelo took 4 years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel on scaffolds!

So..... I guess my grapes at 3 yrs. and counting isn't so bad?!  :whistle:       :2funny:

taking ourselves too seriously.

That may well be the case.... or.... (like me  ::) ) just too overly critical?
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Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 01:10:34 PM
Looks better each time, Liz!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #14 on: March 28, 2017, 08:20:52 PM
 :thankyou: STEVE & VAL, I had hoped to do more on the water today, but I couldn't get the gondolier's elbow to bend right and the photo reference isn't that great/helpful.  But that whole area is really a silhouette so I won't have to paint the passengers!  YAY!  I think I may be half done at least. ~Liz


 

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