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Reply #30 on: April 01, 2017, 03:59:07 AM
A beautifull finished painting  :smitten: thank you so much for taking us through your process it was very interesting to see your method and progress.  :)
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Reply #31 on: April 01, 2017, 05:43:20 AM
Well done Liz! The only thing I see you need to watch for is keeping the verticals of the buildings straight. The fix on the gondolier worked nicely.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #32 on: April 01, 2017, 08:52:09 AM
 :thankyou: Everyone for following along! 


Thanks Val, the lay of the buildings could probably have been simplified.  I tried to show them as they faced according to the contour of the land. My attempts at focusing on details somewhat failed to just create illusions of the real thing, e.g. Some of the hard edges of vertical lines and windows could have been softer. In my own critique of my work I find it helpful to look at some part that I like, (knowing that I could have done better on other parts), so for this one I would say that I like the feeling of the colors and movement in the sky best. -Liz


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Reply #33 on: April 01, 2017, 10:46:02 AM
I know I have issue with keeping my verticals straight, so it is often the first thing I notice. The good Lord knows I've painted more cock-eyed buildings than Methuselah had birthdays!!!  :2funny:
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Reply #34 on: April 01, 2017, 11:30:54 AM
 ::) I don't think so, VAL!  Not 'cock-eyed buildings', but the best that could be done with the eyes we're endowed with. Actually, I told you that I have a genetic condition corrected with prism lens, so if anyone is cock-eyed, it's me. I'm still trying to get used to these weird new glasses.  I made an appointment to see the eye  specialist when I discovered that when painting the girls doing handstands that I couldn't touch the canvas with the liner brush to paint their skimpy swim suits.


You and I are GOOD ARTISTS defined as folks who enjoy themselves in the process of doing art.  To me, a person is not a 'good' artist if he/she doesn't have joy with his paint and paraphernalia regardless of the end results.  Our lines will get better the more buildings we paint or we'll get better faking it.  :hug: ~Liz


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Reply #35 on: April 01, 2017, 01:21:36 PM
 :2funny:    You are a love Liz  :-*     I do hope those new lookers get you back on an even keel.

I suppose that's why I like palm trees so much....they're always on the lean!  :2funny:
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Reply #36 on: April 02, 2017, 05:57:51 PM
 :) 
Hi VAL, EmmaLee was saying in another thread how taking a photo can help you see something in your painting that you may have missed (something like that).  Looking at my last photo and painting I saw that the sunlit area by the posts in the water needed a blue glaze over the violet parts.  I did just a few strokes of glaze in that area because there's a lot of blue in the water, and then I touched up the sky in places with some of that same glaze, too.  This picture looks much like the painting now.  I had thought I was done and NOW I AM DONE.  ~Liz 
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Reply #37 on: April 02, 2017, 06:16:07 PM
 O0 O0 O0
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Reply #38 on: April 02, 2017, 07:02:06 PM
This is such a beautiful painting, Liz. The colors are all perfect.  :smitten:
Taking photos of my paintings really helps me see things that I seem to miss in person. It's funny how it works.
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Reply #39 on: April 02, 2017, 09:28:01 PM
Beautiful work on this, Liz.

Know what you mean about a photo revealing flaws.  I just was about to post my painting of the Hang Loose Caboose (a coffee wagon in Kahuku) but saw the ground shadow as all wrong.

Back to the painting board.

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Reply #40 on: April 02, 2017, 09:34:32 PM
 :thankyou: STEVE, MEA & EMMALEE!


 I like what you said, EmmaLee, about using photos. I love your name; I have an Emily Elizabeth whom we call Emi.  Sometimes I call her Emmalika which is short in Hawaiian for Emily (Emmalina) and Elizabeth (Elikapeka). 
Emily has paintings in my gallery; she's my youngest granddaughter and posted her art here at 10 years old; she's 15 now.  Her dad couldn't find a shorter Google name for me so if anyone wants to email me it's: elikapeka.au@gmail.com   I know, forget it; it's too long to spell or write!  :whistle:
~Elika
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Reply #41 on: April 03, 2017, 03:35:32 AM
Thank you, Elikapeka. :) Emmalika is such a pretty fusion of those two names. I'm a big fan of long names, in fact I named both of my children with long names. Now I feel sorry for them going through kindergarten and preschool having to learn to spell those long names.  :whistle:  ;D
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Reply #42 on: April 03, 2017, 04:31:58 AM
Beautiful painting Liz.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #43 on: April 03, 2017, 08:52:31 AM
 :thankyou: MARY LOU, I usually paint with 11x14 but I did this one with 16x20 canvas. I hope to make my first donation to a fund raiser for a women's shelter. 


EMMALEE, there is a Hawaiian singer who lives on in a song he popularized, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' that folks all over the world like to imitate his strumming style.  You can find him on You Tube. His name is not too long and with practice you can say it.  He is Brother Iz, Israel 'Iz' Kamakawiwo'ole. The vowels are all short and 'w' is a 'v' sound in Hawaiian.  Do listen to his enchanting song!
 
BTW, when I went to first grade my teacher made me write Elizabeth, but my kindergarden teacher had let me write
' Mei Ling ' which my sisters and cousins call me.
-Liz
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Reply #44 on: April 03, 2017, 04:17:28 PM
Beautiful rendition, I remember Iz.
Cheers, Val

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