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Reply #15 on: February 05, 2012, 05:11:30 PM
So sorry Val!  Now I feel guilty that I could watch it all with no problems....  :think:

Learnt a great deal, never thought that I'd ever mix my own colours from just the primaries as I'm notoriously lazy and just want to play.. but it worked!

I think I might have to make a couple of these as I've just experimented with Reeves (student colours) today, and want to do the same with my Winsor Newton artist w/c... will be a total different story I'm sure  :painting:



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Reply #16 on: February 05, 2012, 05:41:27 PM
Indeed it will Erika. I first started with a set of Reeves someone had given me. When I got my paintbox of W&N, I almost had a fit when I saw the difference. The colours were so much more vivid. I have been getting used to them and now I just love working with them. I did make a few colour wheels by changing one of the primaries, but didn't take them as far as the template that Dennis has provided. I am really looking forward to seeing the video and perhaps correcting some of my existing colour wheels. They are a constant source of reference and give me confidence in being able to remix a colour without pulling out quite so much of my hair.  ;D
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Reply #17 on: February 05, 2012, 05:54:38 PM
Dennis I got an email from you stating that I can get the pdf for the lesson notes on lesson 5 today. I can not find it. Does anybody else know where it is?
Thanks Nina
Or am I way ahead of you again.   :2funny:
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Reply #18 on: February 05, 2012, 06:00:11 PM
I clicked on the link and got it... maybe try again...


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Reply #19 on: February 06, 2012, 01:58:02 AM
Maryna, I squeeze some of the tube paint into the pill boxes - not too much at a time - and then add a drop of water on them every so often depending just how long the covers have been open. Tube paints are actually formulated to be slightly on the wet side and if squeezed out just before using, they mix very well into the water base.

Pans, on the other hand, are normally dry and have to be activated with water on the brush. You can also soften them a bit with water drops before actually using them for the painting.

Nina, I find many colours differ from manufacturer to manufacturer - there is not much one can do about it. I find this a lot with the reds, oranges and raw umbers, for instance. That's why I mentioned in the note and in the lesson that one has to make the colour wheel with the paints that YOU use to get the combinations you will get in your own painting.
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Reply #20 on: February 06, 2012, 02:59:32 AM
I've added the link to the download of the Demonstration Colour Wheel on the first post of this thread.
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Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 04:32:53 AM
Hey Val.
How long do you stay out on the your boat. Is this like a vacation?
Nina
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Reply #22 on: February 06, 2012, 09:13:34 AM
Val, I'm glad you were able to watch the cosmos recording! Looking forward to seeing your painting!  :gl2:
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Reply #23 on: February 06, 2012, 11:09:06 AM
Dennis...did I miss something in the beginning of the lesson? Did you paint the dividing lines on the wheel? The names of the colors work for a permanent marker, but I was wondering about the lines in the wheel.
Thank you....The lesson was great, and you sure can see the difference in the many paints offered to us all around the world. It gives a whole new aspect of colors we work with.ss
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Reply #24 on: February 06, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
WOW Dennis,
I made my very first color wheel,  :o
This was a trip. It was harder than I thought. I will have to do this again. I was going to put it on here. Then I looked at it.  :eek: I don't think I will. But I do like my black.  :2funny:
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Reply #25 on: February 06, 2012, 11:33:41 AM
No he did not paint it on, he drew it on.  :)
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Reply #26 on: February 06, 2012, 12:01:37 PM
Tousabella, I traced the diagram onto paper from the template supplied and then went over them with a dark (soft) pencil.
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Reply #27 on: February 06, 2012, 12:13:24 PM
Thanks Dennis and Myrna....I thought so, but they were so dark, "I just wondered".
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Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 12:19:25 PM
Sorry.......Maryna. I missed a couple of letters!  Must be Monday!  LOL
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Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 01:42:54 PM
 :wave:  Hey Nina ... the boat is home 365.  :crazy2:
C. ... Check out Lesson #1 for the lowdown!  :2funny:

Getting the mixes right for the wheel can be more challenging than one thinks. I'll be redoing mine and hopefully get them a bit better.  :pray:
Cheers, Val

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