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liz

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on: December 03, 2017, 06:58:55 PM


Rough sketch of covered bridge near Mt. Spokane State Park, Washington.
I haven’t drawn in a long, long, time.  I want to paint the bridge but wasn’t sure if I could unless I could draw it.
Nolan will probably scold me because I used only one pencil 2HB and didn’t resharpen it even once!  I didn’t want to stop until it was finished. ::)  ~Liz
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 07:01:21 PM by liz »


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Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 12:31:01 AM
Liz, it certainly doesn't look like you have forgotten too much! The roof on the far side looks a bit off. Looking in the angle of the rafters and boards is off. Other than that it looks pretty darn good!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 01:13:20 AM
 :thankyou:  VAL!  I noticed that after I posted it.  My eyes were as crooked as the rafters!  I'll use my eraser pencil to straighten out the boards! -Liz


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Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 05:48:16 AM
Isn't it odd how we see things in the aftermath?  ;D   I was working on a pastel which I thought was coming along nicely this morning (0230), however looking now I see my two cypress trees seem to have morphed into one big Christmas tree!  :doh:        :2funny:

New composition in the making!  :2funny:     :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 01:11:16 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Liz, you haven't lost your touch and with a few tweaks as Val suggested, it will be an excellent job.  It never fails to amaze me, as Val mentioned, that we see all these imperfections after we upload our work.  I can never understand why but it happens to me all the time.


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Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 01:25:54 PM
 ???  Well, I guess I’ve got company. . .  I wanted to do a really rough sketch to just see if I would like doing this bridge.  Then one board led to another and another. . .  VAL, your story is FUNNY, but I can see how it could happen and trees do grow, you know. :2funny: ~Liz


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Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 04:33:03 PM
Well, you certainly have the skills it takes to paint the covered bridge.  This looks pretty darn good to me.

Go for it, girl!

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Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 09:09:20 PM
I love the bridge and all the textures you captured.
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Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 05:30:29 AM
one board led to another and another. . .  VAL, your story is FUNNY, but I can see how it could happen and trees do grow, you know. :2funny: ~Liz

I'll be sure to mention that to Van Gogh..... I was attempting a 'version' of one of his paintings! I feel a complete metamorphosis coming on.... ::)
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Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 03:57:43 PM
We didn't realize you were a closet gardener,Val! I hope you'll post this Van Gogh look-alike soon.Liz, I'm still following you blog with interest. Can't offer any advice on the bridge, but I'm looking forward to the next installment on that too. It's so interesting when people detail their progress the way you have here, and Charles, and Sharon, and...


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Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 06:36:02 PM
You guys' exchanges make me laught...

But I have a very soft spot for those wood bridges, very few left in Eastern Canada. Most were burned down.  Don't know if any left in Western Canada. 

One of my weeding photo was talking beside one of them... and it burned down, arson, about 2 years later.

Liz, I love your drawing.  Don't care you used only HB and did not bother sharpening your pencil.

Just love it... it speaks to me    :smitten: :smitten:
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Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 08:34:23 AM
 :thankyou: Everyone for your comments. I did the underpainting yesterday to cover up all the canvas surface. 
VAL, can you tell me what I missed about Van Gogh? -Liz


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Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 02:15:24 PM
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Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 02:32:51 PM

VAL, can you tell me what I missed about Van Gogh? -Liz

I am/was attempting a Van Gogh in pastel. I did start it again and posted it for perusal. The first cyress did manage to outgrow the page  :doh: which is not that uncommon with me and freehanding. Every time I need to make an adjustment on something.... it just seems to blossom!  :confused:     :2funny:
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Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 05:05:28 PM
Hi Val, welcome back. Have you seen  the video by Dianne Mize  on how to use a coloured notan to underpaint your painting so that you don't 'blossom' outside of your drawing? She works in oild, but as it's an under-painting you could probably use it in pastels too. (I think you work in layers in pastels too, don't you?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iIm9Ms7ZZ8 
Nolan has a video on notans too  but he uses them only in black and white as a composition aid and to mark where lights and darks are to be placed. I'm trying this idea on a watercolour painting . :envy:with a lot of speckledy vegetation. Mind you, I envy you gardening prowess :envy:


 

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