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Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 01:57:42 AM
OK....just to throw a spanner in the works... >:D    Have you a final number of classes for the whole course? The reason I ask this is due to the fact I may not always have internet and don't want to miss out on any of the lessons. Is it possible to book the complete course ahead....or in sections? Just curious....
Meantime...still doing the happy dance  :dance: happy, happy, joy, joy  :dance:
I'm so happy.... :'(   :2funny:  :D  :clap:
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Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 02:05:06 AM
In all probability there will be about 40 odd in total throughout the year. I will talk to Nolan to see how his program will handle lessons booked in advance. Maybe in blocks of 4 to 6 at a time. Will come back to you on that. In the meantime - watch the weather carefully.
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Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 02:27:53 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, I appreciate that.
Normally I would be getting antsy being locked down by weather, but I have so much information to go through and print out the manuals, and pictures to draw and paint I'm not minding this at all! What's happened to me?  :2funny:
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Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 02:33:26 AM
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Nearly midnight - must go ZZZ now. cheers :wave:
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Reply #19 on: December 19, 2011, 02:48:18 AM
 :sleep: Nighty night .... don't wake Anna (unless she's awake), then goodnight to you both.  :-*  :wave:
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Reply #20 on: December 19, 2011, 10:59:40 AM
I have another question. What is the difference in rough water paper and just cold press 300 gsm 140 lb watercolor paper? Also what brand do you get?   :confused:  :thankyou:
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Reply #21 on: December 19, 2011, 11:54:25 AM
Here is a quick description from CheapJoe.com  -  Arches or Saunders is the most popular but any other make will do as long as it has the specs as in the Material's List. The 300gsm(140lb) does not require stretching and all the problems that go with it.

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Cold Pressed:

The term cold pressed refers to the surface of the watercolor paper that you are looking at. Cold pressed paper is the most common and the most popular among watercolor artists. Cold pressed watercolor paper has a texture that is right in the middle between smooth and rough. Cold pressed watercolor paper gets its name from a finishing process employed by the paper makers. After the moulds of paper are created, they are then milled thru a set of cylinders to get the cotton fiber to lay down. These cylinders are cold, therefore the name cold pressed.
Hot Pressed:

The term hot pressed is another term that describes the surface of watercolor paper. Hot pressed watercolor paper is also milled thru a set of cylinders to smooth the cotton fibers down. In the case of hot pressed watercolor paper, these cylinders are heated. This causes the fibers to lay down in a much smoother arrangement. It is just like ironing your cotton shirt with a hot iron. Hot pressed watercolor paper is the smoothest texture available and preferred by artists who use lots of detail in their artwork.
Soft Pressed:

The term soft pressed is yet another term that describes the surface of watercolor paper. However, this term you will see much less often since this surface is only available in watercolor paper in the Fabriano Aritstico line. The texture of soft pressed paper is in between cold pressed and hot pressed art paper.
Rough:

This is the last of the terms regarding watercolor paper surfaces. Rough watercolor papers are those that are not treated at all. These papers have a rough surface because they are pulled directly from the mould and are not run thru cylinders at all. This surface has the highest tooth of any watercolor paper.
Paper Weights:

You will often see numeric values that describe the various watercolor papers that we offer. The higher the number you see, the heavier the paper. But, we bet you didn't know how that number is arrived at. Actually, they make a pile of 500 sheets of the standard size paper and then they weigh the stack. The numbers correspond to the weight of the various stacks. 1400lb. paper is heavier than 90lb. and so on from there. The most important factor that you need to understand about watercolor papers is that papers made from cotton rag are just like your favorite cotton shirt. When they get wet, the paper will wrinkle up. So, when you paint with 140lb paper it will wrinkle up if you don't stretch your paper first. However, 300lb paper is thick enough to resist the wrinkling of the cotton fiber, this weight paper does not require stretching prior to painting.
 
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Reply #22 on: December 19, 2011, 12:36:50 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, this was very informative. O0
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Reply #23 on: December 19, 2011, 04:46:10 PM
 :thankyou: for answering all our questions, my next one was about the different grades of paper, hey presto, signed in, there it was, all I needed to know.  Excellent Customer Service, where else would we ever get such information! You guys are just the best!.   ;)
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Reply #24 on: January 05, 2012, 10:04:36 PM
For those that would like to paint with during the live class I have prepared a template of the painting we will be doing in class.

You can download the template and the transfer instruction pdf at the link below:
http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolour-cosmos-template.pdf

Looking forward to the class in a few days time.
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Reply #25 on: January 05, 2012, 10:19:18 PM
 :yippee: can't wait  :)
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Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012, 12:30:06 AM
Got it  :thankyou: Dennis  O0... man oh man... I am getting even more excited now...   :heeha: if it is at all possible...  :2funny:
Leana

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Reply #27 on: January 06, 2012, 06:18:24 AM
Dennis I downloaded the template but my art store does not carry pemcils!!!!

"Measure accurately a border of 60mm around the paper and mark lightly with an HB pemcil. "  :2funny: Sorry! I will now go sit in the corner till class starts.
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Reply #28 on: January 06, 2012, 07:25:32 AM
 :2funny:  :2funny: you are so funny Claude, Dennis is going to  :knuppel2: you  ;D
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Reply #29 on: January 06, 2012, 09:12:42 AM
It's his fault. Here I am sitting in front of all new art material, tubes of paint, new brushes, a little sexy eraser, a "pemcil" and cool looking paper and I have no idea what to do with all this great stuff. So idle ones are mischievous.... at times!  :angel:
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