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NHC50

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Reply #30 on: January 06, 2012, 09:34:45 AM
Claude you are a trip. I bet it is never boring around your house.   :2funny: Well I am ready for class.  :yippee: Man spent $100.00 for paints they sent them in a little box. I don't want to blink I might miss place them.  :2funny:
oh well that is life.
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Reply #31 on: January 06, 2012, 09:58:48 AM
It just goes to show that watercolours are less messy and take up less space than oils when you go on vacation :clap: :clap: :clap:
cya later, alligator :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #32 on: January 06, 2012, 12:13:15 PM
Internet here in Martinique is tres la pits!! I don't see much hope for the first course...replays for me  :'(   :'(  Was so looking forward to taking part.   :'(   :'(  Hopefully we'll be somewhere better so I can see the replay. Haven't found any cafes that are any better than the wireless.  :'(   :'(  My biggest problem, and I'll give advice on it now, is DO NOT I repeat DO NOT cry while painting with watercolours.  :'(  The salt gives an interesting effect, but plays havic with the mixing!   >:D
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Reply #33 on: January 06, 2012, 12:23:10 PM
Aww Val, that will be a tragedy  :'( to miss the watercolour course... but I am sure the replays will be available afterwards and you can do some catch-up... shame man, I truly feel for you... as it is you have been waiting soooooo long for this course :crazy2:

 :whistle: Thanx for the tip
DO NOT I repeat DO NOT cry while painting with watercolours.  :'(  The salt gives an interesting effect, but plays havic with the mixing!   >:D
...  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: ...  :heeha: you sure you are not part of a circus... maybe wearing a funny wigg that is huge and very curly and a big red nose  >:D :2funny:
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Reply #34 on: January 06, 2012, 04:28:16 PM
Hey Dennis you say in the instructions that there is to be a 60mm border around the paper. What is that in inches. I don't do mm   :(    :thankyou:
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Reply #35 on: January 06, 2012, 05:43:26 PM
2 5/16 inches
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Reply #36 on: January 06, 2012, 10:37:45 PM
Hi Dennis:   I am a little confused, you write that the 140# paper will not wrinkle, but then in the article is says that 140# paper will wrinkle like your favorite shirt, and that you need 300#paper. :help:      Please clarify this for me. Sure am looking forward to the class.....Linda
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Reply #37 on: January 06, 2012, 11:41:28 PM
I did not write that. It was an excerpt that just gave some info on watercolour paper and was the opinion of the Supplier. (There a lot of conflicting info in books and on the Net) Most artists use the 140lb (300gsm) paper unstretched. It may wrinkle slightly during the painting but normally dries flat.  I will be using the 300gsm unstretched for all my demos. I have used full size sheets (22' x 30") without stretching and all have dried perfectly flat. I have a few framed paintings in the broadcast studio and if time allows I will show some of them.

BTW 300lb (640gsm) is very expensive and is used by the very dedicated professional artist. The highest I've gone is 450gsm and then for very special occasions.
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Reply #38 on: January 07, 2012, 03:51:46 AM
Perhaps this might help with the paper confusion. I have only used 140# paper as that is all that was available. If you will be doing wet on dry, there is very little need to stretch the paper. I have found that in doing wet washes, or a lot of wet on wet, the paper will buckle quite a bit. It does take some practice to sort out what works best for you. I make it a point when using the 140# paper I always stretch it ahead of time and I then have no problems with the paper buckling or the paint pooling. I have only used 300# paper a couple of times at the generosity of another artist, and found I did not need to stretch the paper. If you can buy your paper in 'blocks' (gummed at the edges) you can do pretty much anything without fear of buckling. Nice and easy.  :wave:
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Reply #39 on: January 07, 2012, 06:19:45 AM
I agree with Val,  O0  the paper blocks are the real thing, no need to worry about buckling at all.  I mostly use them even though they are a rather expensive outlay, I find it's worth it.  I use the 140lb cold press block.  The standard sizes are convenient for framing in ready-made frames and  can be economical that way if you want to frame your work yourself.

There are paper stretchers on the market, I've never tried any of them.  If I use a sheet of watercolor paper, I mount it on a piece of board by just taping it down with masking tape all around, with the masking tape nice and straight, laying over about 1/4 " all around, leaves a nice white border.

For the board, I use a piece of gator board or foam board, real cheap and cover it with Mac Tac or maybe that book covering sticky stuff that Nolan said you can get at the dollar store, ( just bought some, haven't tried it yet).  The board can be cut with your craft knife to any size, but be careful with that knife!!!  I like to have mine a little larger than my sheet of watercolor paper, about an inch or so all around.

Well, that's how I do it, it works for me, if that's any help to anyone. 

Dennis, what do you think?
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Reply #40 on: January 07, 2012, 10:35:47 AM
 :thankyou:  Thanks everyone for your input...never having attempted WC I am looking forward to it, love painting flowers.  Here is one I did with Acrylics...Linda
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Reply #41 on: January 07, 2012, 10:53:26 AM
Magnificent :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #42 on: January 07, 2012, 10:56:41 AM
Gorgeous job Linda.  :clap:
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Reply #43 on: January 07, 2012, 11:12:20 AM
Linda, a true work of art. Is it oil?


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Reply #44 on: January 07, 2012, 12:54:10 PM
WOW! :clap:
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