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Reply #15 on: June 05, 2017, 07:30:06 AM
I'm still in the planning stage. Going to my gouache on this one.

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Reply #16 on: June 05, 2017, 12:08:59 PM
Mea, even if my w/c goes south  ::) ... I might just get really silly and try the pastels!  :eyesclosed:      :2funny:
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Reply #17 on: June 07, 2017, 08:25:11 AM
Val, I too, feel more comfortable with pastels because I tend to have more control of the colours but I haven't finally decided which medium to use.  :crazy2:


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Reply #18 on: June 07, 2017, 08:45:35 AM
Might make a start today.... too hot to do anything else.  42C (108F)         Of course that would be assuming my printer ink cartridge hasn't dried up yet again!  :faint:
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Reply #19 on: June 08, 2017, 02:44:48 AM
Geez, Val, we just don't realise what you have to contend with living in such heat and print cartridges aren't cheap either.  I hope that everything is O.K. and that the weather cools down just a little to make it comfortable for you.


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Reply #20 on: June 08, 2017, 03:37:42 AM
 :-* Thanks for that Patricia, should be better today..... only 34C (99F), finally below 100!!!  :yippee:   We are in transition here, start of the rainy season and hurricane season. Having jungle on the doorstep does tend to make things a bit steamy!  :sweat:   But I love it!  :smitten:
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Reply #21 on: June 08, 2017, 01:08:08 PM
Happy jungle time, Val! Jungles are so awesome!
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Reply #22 on: June 11, 2017, 10:03:34 AM
This looks like fun! I may have to set aside my current WIP to have a go at this. Val, would a macro (close-up) be acceptable?
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Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 01:47:30 PM
Absolutely Susan, close up would be interesting to see.  :heeha:   

I'm on start over #3!  :doh:         :pullhair:
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Reply #24 on: June 12, 2017, 11:36:44 AM
Absolutely Susan, close up would be interesting to see.  :heeha:   

I'm on start over #3!  :doh:         :pullhair:

Okay, I spent all day on #1. Botched it.   :knuppel2: Probably not a good idea to use staining colors.   Talk about a learning experience!  :-X I'll draw attempt #2 and have another go at this tomorrow.
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Reply #25 on: June 12, 2017, 02:24:11 PM
 :eek: I understand the staining colours..... I did that on attempt #1!My big problem on #2 was opacity. You really can't create luminosity with opaque colours!  :doh:   So,  I made a list of my paints with their staining and opacity properties so hope not to make those mistakes again.  :tongue:

I know I have short term memory glitches  :whistle: , but crikey you'd think I'd have remembered something! :2funny:
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Reply #26 on: June 12, 2017, 10:20:56 PM
OK, folks.  I gave it a go, but have placed it in the Watercolor Encourager Section in Mea's Gouache Gallery.   

I did it in gouache on Strathmore 140lb. watercolor paper and used only one brush - Escoda PRADO #8.

It is a challenge.

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Reply #27 on: June 13, 2017, 02:50:57 AM
This was truly a challenge, Val.  I tried this in watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper.  Probably the most challenging painting I have done in a while.   :sweat:   

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Reply #28 on: June 13, 2017, 03:09:12 AM
Nice work, Mary Lou!  :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten:
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Reply #29 on: June 13, 2017, 03:23:15 AM
You've done a such a great job it would be tempting to copy yours instead of using the ref photo. :whistle:


 

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