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dennis

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Reply #75 on: March 21, 2012, 09:17:03 AM
Fortunately the replays are not going to run away  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #76 on: March 31, 2012, 03:57:55 PM
I'm pretty well finished with my mixed media project for my class at the college.   :yippee:

Please tell me what you think.  ...like Nolan says, good or bad, I can take it!   :2funny:

I will put a coat of varnish on these, probably spray it when the nice weather returns and I can get out on the deck again.

This has been a fun journey, trying out a lot of the acrylic mediums and pastes, etc. for this folk art style.  I've done quite a lot of tole painting in the past but not in recent years.

The 9"x12" canvas with chicks:  Molding paste, mixed with reg. gel matte for chicks. Pumice paste for the heat lamp.
    I had painted the chicks and heat lamp with pen and ink on watercolor paper to place them the way I wanted them and made shapes of layered masking tape to apply the molding paste for the chicks and heat lamp.
 
    Real straw in foreground, glued down with regular gel matte.  Interference paint on heat lamp and for heat rays.  I crochet'd the lamp's electrical cord, coated it with the gel, painted it and added blue interference paint, then glued it to the canvas with the reg. gel matte.

The 12"x12" canvas with rooster: is a photo transfer, touched up with acrylic paint & acrylic interference highlights.

The 12"x12" canvas with hens: is also a photo transfer also touched up and interference paint for highlights.  The highlights don't show up well on the hen.

I'm happy that now I can organize my den and get out my oil paints, ready for Nolan's landscape oil painting series.

I'm also looking forward to being with Dennis in watercolor painting lessons.
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Reply #77 on: March 31, 2012, 04:30:38 PM
Lillian, I love your hens!! You did an excellent job on the feathers! I'm amazed by the grass! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #78 on: March 31, 2012, 05:05:21 PM
Lillian, you are doing such great work. You must be painting all day long.


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Reply #79 on: March 31, 2012, 06:51:30 PM
Love  what you have been doing  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #80 on: March 31, 2012, 09:49:36 PM
Lillian, you have some real artistic flare and skills. Your creations are very refreshing and a delight to see. Multi talented lady  :clap:
It's good to hear you are already loading up the oil paints ready for Nolan's Landscape session! And, you are one of Dennis's Water Colour artists too!  O0 (I've really enjoyed watching and reading about the process and progress of the water colours. I'm certainly going to join that later).
 ;) :hug:
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Reply #81 on: March 31, 2012, 11:15:20 PM
Oh WOW Lillian... you have truly done a fabulous job on these mixed media paintings... absolutely love  :smitten: them.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #82 on: April 01, 2012, 02:41:52 AM
Ahhh folks, you're so kind!  I loved doing this but most of all, I love being here, such a great community.

Thanks Dennis and all those who give such encouragement.   :hug:
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Reply #83 on: April 01, 2012, 10:08:04 AM
Lillian, these are beautiful!

Very unique. Have never attempted mixed media. You have done a wonderful job, love the rooster


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Reply #84 on: April 01, 2012, 11:22:52 AM
Lillian, what did you use for your mixed media paintings?


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Reply #85 on: April 01, 2012, 11:59:21 AM
Hi Gloria, if you look back at my March 9th and 11th entries on this thread, you'll see some of the things I used.

I did the photo transfer with enlarged photos done at the copy shop onto mac tac type clear adhesive.  I used book covering on the roll from the dollar store.

I used Golden products, regular gel medium for pasting things to the canvas and to add to some of the texture pastes. 

The Golden acrylics website has some videos on how to use some of their products. 

I used pumice paste and coarse molding paste.  I used artist quality acrylic paints, interference orange, blue and turquoise and iridescent silver for the screens on the coop.

I have kept a journal.  It has been a long and lengthy process with lots of researching, trial and error on little 4"x4" canvases before incorporating it on the canvases.

Gloria, are you thinking of doing some mixed media projects?
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Reply #86 on: April 01, 2012, 12:33:36 PM
Lillian,
Your finished work is a delight to the eyes :clap: :clap: I can actually count the feathers on the wings :D  What a job it must have been to detail each one ;D Love it  :smitten:
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Reply #87 on: April 01, 2012, 02:06:37 PM
Photo transfer, Maria.   :2funny:  ...something like cheating!   :2funny:

Just touch ups added.   :)
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Reply #88 on: April 01, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
Wow! A lot of work. I have to go over all the instructions again minutely. Just curious Lillian. When I understand it completely and if I like it I may try.


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Reply #89 on: April 01, 2012, 02:19:30 PM
Gloria, I may not have given complete detail here.  My journal is more complete but the writing is way too small and too lengthy to post here.

It was a lot of fun though.  I hope you give it a whirl.  I'm only too happy to share what I've learned.

I've signed up for a one day workshop which I paid for and a morning free Golden products demo in the summer at the college. 

I got some mixed media books from Amazon.ca, not real expensive which helped me learn about the new acrylic products and some techniques.

I'm also hoping that Nolan will include some mixed media in his 'a few fun things' in the future.  :)
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