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nolan

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on: December 17, 2011, 06:32:13 PM
Book now for the free watercolour live online art class course on Paint Basket TV in January by going HERE  :yippee:

You will also find the equipment list pdf there too.


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Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
I have signed up! I do have a question, though.  I know nothing about watercolor paints. What is the difference between "pans" and "tubes"?(besides the obvious, of course!) Is one better than the other? Or easier to use?
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Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 09:40:27 PM
I am also wondering about the pans and tubes.
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Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 12:30:11 AM
Whether to use tubes or pans is really a matter of personal preference as some artist prefer pans while others swear by the tubes.

For many years I only used the pans and all my students used them as well and produced wonderful paintings no different as if they had used the tubes instead.

In the lessons I will be using pans as well as tubes just show that it does not matter which you use. After some time you will soon find out which will suit you the best.

By the way, it is not necessary to buy expensive brushes. Just medium priced will do you for quite some time until you decide that watercolor is for you and then you can start buying better quality brushes. I personally do not have any very expensive brushes. Look after them properly and they will last you for years.
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Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 12:49:45 AM
Yeah, I have booked and can't wait to try my hand at watercolours.   Will have to purchase some paint and paper. 
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Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 09:44:13 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:... just booked for the watercolour course too and I am really excited. :yippee: I'm on :cloud9:

 :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan 
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Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 12:48:50 PM
Glad we came back! Found this thread and just booked in. I see I will have to add one brush and I should be good to go.  :yippee:  :goofy:  :pullhair:  :cheering:  :tooth:  Me? Excited? Whatever made you think that?  :whistle:
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Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 12:55:27 PM
You have had to wait a long time for this eh Val, but it's finally nearly here  :yippee:


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Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 02:45:37 PM
 :clap: I'm signed up also.  :thankyou:  Thought I was not going to have a class in Jan.  Would miss all you guys. I have all the supplies as I started out in watercolors and decided it was too hard, without lessons.  FREE  HOW Great of you Nolan and Dennis.
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Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 03:16:31 PM
I'm booked. At least ONE of us will behave in this class.
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Reply #10 on: December 18, 2011, 04:06:17 PM
Well I am signed up.  :yippee:  But I have a question. What do I get in paints? there are so many brands. I looked at the watercolor pans. But they come in sets. So that is not going to work. So I guess I will go with tubes. I fine they are very expensive, which I hate to pay that kind of money and then fined out I don't like watercolors. Any suggestions. Or will acrylics watered down work?  My oh my which way to go.    :help:  :confused: It will work out I know.   :D
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Reply #11 on: December 18, 2011, 04:30:18 PM
I'm booked too....... monkey see, monkey want. Have the Windsor and Newton tubes, (I won them) off to the art shop for a few brushes.  Can't wait to start. :yippee: :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan.  Am I right, sure I read it on a previous post, that the first few lessons will be free and and should we wish to carry on then we pay?  Just wanted to know if you have set the price yet.
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Reply #12 on: December 18, 2011, 04:49:21 PM
Not sure which thread to post this to: Saw on the material list PDF the item about pill cases for squeezed out tube color.  I'm  really curious about how long the paint might stay workable in the pill cases.

P.S. Here in the US there are local Gov. offices called "Office for the Aging" that often have FREE pill cases for us Geezers & Geezerets.  :clap: 

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Reply #13 on: December 18, 2011, 06:47:18 PM
I just signed up for the class.  I'm really looking forward to it.   :cheering:

I have most of the materials, probably not the cad orange.  Is the cad orange much different than mixing cad red with cad yellow?
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Reply #14 on: December 19, 2011, 01:26:23 AM
Whew! Lots of questions :D  OK let's start from the last first and work backwards.

Yes  you can mix cad red and  cad yellow to get cad orange.

Any tube paint that has been squeezed out will still be workable but if allowed to dry out will be as if they were in pans. The tube colors I squeeze out in the pill poxes I every now and then add a drop of water to keep them moist. Whatever happens you will not lose the color. I often use the dried up color left over in the palette from a previous session.

The lessons after the first four free ones (so you can see if you are happy with my style and teaching)  will be payable individually at the same price as the bluegums and the cherries. The idea is to take a different technique for each lesson and then at the end do a practical. Some may find it a bit too difficult to paint along as at times I will have to work a bit fast without stopping in some parts of the painting before the paint dries out on me. You will still have recourse to the replays for practicing.

For the first 2 lessons you will only need Cad Red, Cad Yellow, Yellow Ochre and Ultramarine. (Forgot to add Ultramarine to the list - naughty me) :blush:

Yes, acrylics will also work and you can get the watercolor effect by thinning down to a watery consistency.  By all means try it first. Only one problem - they work well while the paper and paint is still wet - when dry, that's it. You cannot blend into it again or lift color out as in watercolors proper. Some makes have watery acrylics specially for situations like this. Maybe I will get a chance to demonstrate acrylics in one of the lessons.
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