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Sacgal/Sharon

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So here's my final painting of Dennis's Still Life. I really really loved this class!! I do hope you'll do more like this for WC, Dennis. Anyway, your edit suggestions are always welcome. And I hope everyone takes the time to take this class!!
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Sharon


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Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job O0
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Thanks Dennis! It truly was a magnificent lesson!

And in the first video, you said we could sell this painting. Did I hear correctly? If so, I'd love to exhibit it at my show on Saturday! Please let me know if I'm allowed to do this.
Cheers,
Sharon


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Yes, you may go ahead  O0
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Sacgal/Sharon

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Awesome!!! Thanks! I think I'll put it on my flyer too!!
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Sharon


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 :( 
  awful photo... must be because of the flash. The white streaks in to background don't exist. the rough brushwork doesn't show up to the naked eye either. I don't see how anyone could critique it usefully, so I probably shouldn't put it up on the forum.  But I think it is finished. Just like to say thankyou Dennis for demonstrating that watercolour doesn't have to be wishy washy and pastel. or wet in wet, or all pink, purple and aqua. Loved the lesson, even if it did take me ages to complete. I learned so much technique too in that month of Sundays.


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PS: Dennis I followed your advice and used brush for the masking fluid, after dunking it in water, and it stuck to the brush, fortunately not my best one!  ::) What did I do wrong? But you are right about the hairdryer.  The masking fluid came off very smoothly, despite the heat used to dry it. Handy! Also loved the way you show EVERYTHING, even peeling of the border tape at the end. O0 ::)


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Nice work on this,Linley

I admire you for sticking with it.

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I think you did a nice job too, Linley! Perhaps you can retake the photo during a different time of day or in different lighting in your home. I often have to do that to get the photo to look like the painting!
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Sharon


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Linley, take the photo without the flash. All modern cameras have the flash directly in line with the axis of the lens, which is actually bad news, as the light bounces back directly into the lens. That light patch is the light bouncing back into the lens.

I wet the brush first BEFORE dipping into the masking fluid. After a few dips I completely clean the brush before continuing. The big secret is to constant clean the brush as you apply the masking fluid. Take careful note how I do it in the videos.
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 :heeha: Excellent Sharon!!!  :congrats:    This painting and your violin will be the stars of the show!  O0

Brilliant.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Thabks VAl! There's wasn't time to take this to my framer, so I had to take it to Aaron Bros. Picking up the framed version in a couple of hours. I'll post it for you to see!
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Sharon


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And here is my version framed! Excited to showcase this at my exhibit tomorrow! Hope it finds a new home!
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Sharon


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A little better, photographed in daylight, but I think I've wrecked my previously smooth velvety background by overpainting it to try and hide a few filled in water spots.  I was hoping it would look like curtains, and the painting itself does look a little better than the photo. Any suggestions? Could I blot out the whole background and completely repaint it from scratch, or would that ruin it even more?   And Dennis you are right: I did forget to clean my masking fluid brush at frequent intervals while actually applying the mask. We live and learn.


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Looks fabulous Sharon  O0   Just curious, what size is your pomegranate/lamp painting? (Do you have a name for yours?) I like the square format.
Cheers, Val

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