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MaryAnne Long

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on: January 06, 2018, 02:13:24 AM
Today's initial practice was one-stroke leaves. Utter disaster.

Then I tried a hydrangea in oil on masonite. Am very pleased with it. Used mostly all phthalo turqoise and white for the petals.

Am quite please with it.  May try more on small stretched canvases - some more close up.


Suggestions??  (I have quite a few, but will give you first crack at it.)

aloha

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Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 12:10:28 PM
So far so good Mea but I would take your advise youve given me over the years... More darks  :2funny:...
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Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 04:22:51 PM
Yes, Win.  When I looked at the photo, I thought that, too.  Although, the original actually has more darks.

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Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 01:23:47 AM
Love the colour Mea. Are you going to do more work on the green leaf ?
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Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 01:39:32 AM
Not knowing oils I cannot comment other than as said, the darks. Too busy getting the W/C together for other mediums at this time.


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Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 02:00:02 AM
Cath, thanks.  No, that was just a practice piece on a board.  I do not intend to do more except continue to analyze it.

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Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 10:50:18 PM
For a practice piece, this is quite good. I do hope you'll redo it as a REAL piece. A few more darks to accentuate the pedals and a little more definition on the leaf, and you're good to go!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 12:41:25 AM
Mea, I think that this Hydrangea is beautiful. I love the colour and with the tweaks mentioned, it will be even more beautiful.  Patricia
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Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 05:08:56 AM
Thanks, Patricia and Sharon.  While I may not do anymore on this little practice piece, I do intend to do a series of larger ones to take back to Massachusetts this summer as gifts for my friends. 

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Reply #9 on: January 09, 2018, 10:48:01 PM
Good practice piece, love the colour. I am in awe of your experimental endeavours.
The only thing that bothers me is the stem,  just one more flower over the start of it where it comes out of the flowerhead, as it doesn't look attached just put on top.
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Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 01:08:57 AM
Thanks, TeresaM.  I love experimenting.  Yes, I need a lot of work on leaves.

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Reply #11 on: January 26, 2018, 12:16:11 PM
It's great you put up practice pieces for discussion. We learn so much from them. Having difficulty typing this because I wore a hole in my index finger rubbing off masking fluid from the Horse Went on Strike..  I'm sure you'll see the funny side of that, Mea.


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Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 03:48:52 PM
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Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 05:02:32 PM
Linley,

It's good that Val reacted because I had not seen your comment until just now.

Hope your finger is better now.  You are supposed to use masking tape to rub off the masking fluid!

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Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 08:41:55 PM
Sorry Linley, couldn't help myself..... I've done that man! Ouch!!!