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Maryna

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Reply #30 on: January 24, 2012, 06:42:44 PM
Nolan, don't forget to answer my Q about the texture of the figures, can I layer it, since I don't have that other stuff?  :)

Oh another Q, can I re use my leftovers at a later stage like with watercolours?
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Reply #31 on: January 24, 2012, 07:33:15 PM
I wasn't able to attend the full class.  I kept getting the boot. 

Let's say I started a painting in acrylic and wanted to add oils.  I would assume I need the acrylic layer(s) to dry before adding any oil.  For acrylic, is there a typical drying time?  24 hours or a week perhaps to be safe?  Once ready to add oils, do I start with an alkyd and work fatter in following layers?  It would make sense to me if I were to treat the dry acrylic as if it were a layer of gesso.
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Reply #32 on: January 24, 2012, 07:51:29 PM
Nolan used a hair dryer on his painting.

I have painted in acrylics before (my way) and it dry very very fast. Just don't mix the acrylic with the oil, that is a big mess.  ;)
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Reply #33 on: January 25, 2012, 11:02:51 AM
So disappointed...I was all set up with my tools n paints, and the video kept freezing.  Audio was fine, but couldn't see what, where and how!  So, have bought the replay and will wait patiently til I can "see" what you did. The video came back on just as you finished the lamp and people!!  Thanks for having the class. It "sounds" really cool.
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Reply #34 on: January 25, 2012, 12:53:39 PM
yes you can layer it Maryna O0

Kelley I just use the hairdryer on the acrylics until the gloss has disappeared, then it's dry enough to paint over with the oils

Tousabella, sorry about the freezing. It seems like a few folks were having that problem, I am going to try broadcasting at a slightly lower setting this week to see if helps. The replay is almost uploaded O0


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Reply #35 on: January 25, 2012, 09:33:57 PM
Nolan, Maryna thank you for the tips.  I am actually considering doing the burlap using both acrylic and oil (for highlights).  I still have to get supplies, but I think it's going to work out.  Nolan, thank you for keeping the courses interesting and pertinent!
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Reply #36 on: January 27, 2012, 12:00:20 PM
Please bear with me on the replay guys, Youtube keeps bombing out at the end of the upload process - I have used up 10G bandwidth already trying to get YT to accept the video - I think YT simply wasn't designed for the file sizes we use  :crazy2:


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Reply #37 on: January 27, 2012, 12:14:06 PM
NOvice question: why don't you chop it up in 3-4 segments or more? Part 1, part 2 etc. They do it for tv shows.
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Reply #38 on: January 27, 2012, 01:26:12 PM
uh...... because I never thought of that before  ;D Great suggestion thanks Claude, looks like I am gonna have to do that  :smart: :not_worthy:


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Reply #39 on: January 27, 2012, 03:12:07 PM
I take Visa!  ;)
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Reply #40 on: January 27, 2012, 03:36:58 PM
good one Claude :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #41 on: January 27, 2012, 04:29:06 PM
Claude, you're a genius!!!    :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #42 on: January 28, 2012, 08:29:46 AM
Why not make it like a soapy.   Something to look forward to every evening.   :coffee: (I just love this little coffee fellow).   Claude so you are brainy as well!!!
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Reply #43 on: January 29, 2012, 03:43:11 AM
Question for Nolan about the final Acrylics painting.

With the sun being off in the distance there, doesn't that make the shadows of the people and the lamp wrong?
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Reply #44 on: January 29, 2012, 04:57:16 AM
That question was asked in class too and Nolan replied that there are allot of factors that can play a role here, the sun, the lamp etc so one can use the shadow in many ways. But lets way for Nolan's reply  :)
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