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on: June 03, 2017, 06:29:15 AM
Hello All, I have a special challenge to all those who would like to test themselves at a bit higher level, or simply put yourself over the edge!  :whistle:    :idiot2:

The photo is a bit deceiving in its simplicity. So, for those willing to have a go, a few guidelines as to what we'll be watching for...

Background: You may replicate, simplify, or obliterate the background completely, whatever takes your fancy.

You will need to pay attention to values, highlights and shadows, with special attention to blending. (very subtle)

Any individual OR Combination of The Following Materials:

w/c, w/c pencil, gouache, acrylics, pastel, pastel pencil, oils

I hope you'll have a go and have fun!  :heeha:     

Cheers, Val

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Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 07:04:58 AM
Oh, Val, those looks like a fun challenge.  I think it may be perfect for gouache.  I am going to give it a go.

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Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 07:28:44 AM
Looks like a great challenging challenge Val, and a good exercise in finding the tonal values.   O0
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Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 08:32:49 AM
Hope to fit painting this one in between trips to Chicago and PV. You know I love succulents!!
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Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 01:09:52 PM
I'll look forward to seeing that Mea.   :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 01:13:44 PM
I might be over my head with this one Win...but I'm going to have a play with this one!  :eyesclosed:    ;D
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Reply #6 on: June 03, 2017, 01:18:05 PM
These were growing on our rooftop terrace of the apartment in Antigua. As soon as I saw them I thought of you Sharon, had the idea I might be able to pull you in with this one...  :whistle:

The colourings were gorgeous in the early morning light.
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Reply #7 on: June 03, 2017, 01:23:08 PM
A beautiful photo Val.  Won't be easy not to lose the translucency and yet keep the fleshiness.  Looking forward to seeing the results.
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Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 01:34:35 PM
 >:D Cath... are you telling me you won't be having a go? I'm pulling out my w/c if I can find them under dust!  :detective:

Let's just say (between you and me), this is not going to be pretty...  :eyesclosed:      :2funny:    :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: June 03, 2017, 01:42:49 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: Val you make me laugh everytime.
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Reply #10 on: June 03, 2017, 01:45:17 PM
 :-* Thanks for that Win. Now I'll be able to go to bed happy!  :sleep:
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Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 01:47:26 PM
Val, if time allows it - I will definitely give it a go.    :)   It is too tempting!!! 
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Reply #12 on: June 03, 2017, 01:50:34 PM
 :yippee:
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Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 05:35:24 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Val, this is going to be so interesting to see what everyone does.  I have my ideas but will they work????  Remains to be seen.  Anyway, a beautiful challenge, thanks so much.


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Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 05:46:01 AM
 :urwelcome: You are most welcome Patricia.  Got to try and keep these challenges fresh!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

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