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johnbeam

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on: November 07, 2017, 07:53:45 AM
I finally finished this last night. It was a challenge working on Gesso Board opposed to  canvas. Paint doesn't blend or dry the same at all ! My wife told me to throw this away when I first started it... I tried to do my best to rescue it... HA!


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Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 07:54:57 AM
Might looked good in a frame...


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Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 11:32:09 AM
Wow, John! These Day Lilies are just gorgeous!
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Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 11:54:14 AM
John

Beautiful and brilliant.

I always admire the quality of your work.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 01:24:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely beautiful John.  You have done a wonderful job on the lillies.   Patricia
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Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 01:57:31 PM
Absolutely beautiful painting and the frame and boarder top it off  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 07:54:07 AM
This most surely is a keeper.  O0   Lovely lilies John.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 08:34:20 AM
While it's usually best to listen to your wife, I'm so glad you didn't this time! It's beautiful - and even more so framed!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 03:02:47 PM
Lovely lilies, John.   :) Your perserverance was rewarded.  O0 
The frame  enhances the painting.
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Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 04:50:01 PM
The one time it was a good idea not to listen to your wife, great rescue job on it  :clap:
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Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 07:54:21 PM
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Reply #11 on: November 10, 2017, 05:07:20 AM
Yeah, I like them too. Interesting about the gesso board too. Doesn't mean I won't try it some day, but it's nice to be fore-warned of potential problems. :thankyou:


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Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 03:13:29 PM
Yes the paint reacts totally different on the board... it was much harder to blend and the board seemed to just suck up the moisture... I'm betting I did something wrong but I don't know? I put 3 coats of Gesso and sanded each one. I really love the way I can do detail with the board but I hate the way the paint is hard to blend and how fast it seems to dry.... Might require lots more practice... or switch to oils and do lots and lots of learning and practice! HA!


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Reply #13 on: November 12, 2017, 05:57:59 PM
Karlyn Holman (watercolour artist) says something similar happens with watercolour ground on canvas. She has found a way around it for watercolour, but I don't know if it would work for acrylics on gesso board. She paints one colour, and then the other next to it but not touching (a gap between the two) and then uses water to bring the two together. Maybe a retarder  or fluid medium added to those colours you want to blend would make this work for acrylics.(I haven't tried this myself, yet.) I'll be very interested to hear/see your progress.


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Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 11:27:34 AM
John your lillys are fantastic,such a vibrant colors :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Interesting  this gesso board i never heard about i must search for it,looks very interesting
Maria


 

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