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Reply #30 on: December 24, 2010, 08:13:08 PM
Sorry, I meant LED..i think. Light Emmiting Diode. It's temperature is cooler than regular incandescent bulbs and much brighter. In other words very neutral temp. My TIM painting looks terrible by the window light, all kinds of flaws show up, the yellows look like someone spilled mustard on it. But under this light, it all looks real nice.
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Reply #31 on: December 24, 2010, 08:29:08 PM
Ah.. thank you for clarifying. 

I use fluorescent lamps since they aren't as hot directly over my shoulder.  LED's are quite bright and cool as well, but run a bit pricey ($45 - 100) here.  I'll see what I can find that will work on a regular incandescent light socket.
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Reply #32 on: December 30, 2010, 02:05:54 AM
Most of the lighting on our boat is LED, but I find they are either too white and bright, or a bit too soft with a slight yellowish cast to them. There may be more types out there but haven't come across them yet. Yes, they are pricey. Each of the small cluster bulbs run about US$ 25-30 each. So...I still wait for the sun before I paint!  ;D
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Reply #33 on: December 30, 2010, 04:04:16 PM
It's called natural lighting and you don't have to worry about north/south/east/west lighting - you just turn the boat around to suit  :clap: :clap: :2funny: :2funny:

Wish I had a studio like that  O0
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Reply #34 on: December 31, 2010, 05:10:04 AM
Sounds really nice....I've had to reposition or move my 'studio'  :2funny: more than a few times when the boat decides to swing! Who would have guessed...not only do I  :painting:, I get physically fit  :excercise: at the same time!!!  :2funny:
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Reply #35 on: December 31, 2010, 12:25:48 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: O0
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Reply #36 on: September 01, 2011, 05:15:09 PM
Hi just wanted to post this painting that I did a few months ago. I am new to this website and I must say I really enjoy looking around at other works of art, and I love watching the live shows. I hope I post at the right place. and I hope you guys like my painting .

have a good day. :)



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Reply #37 on: September 01, 2011, 05:32:31 PM
 :bigwelcome: Hi Travis and welcome to the site. You've done a splendid job with your painting. The reflection of the boat is super. Love your (laughing) seagull! I like the sky as well. What medium did you use?
I can see there is much to learn from you, look forward to seeing more of your work.  :clap:
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Reply #38 on: September 01, 2011, 06:56:11 PM
Hi Val,  thank you for the comment glad you like my art work. I use Acrylic paint and I paint on canvas and masonite board. I love to paint landscapes and wildlife. I've been painting for most all my life but really started getting into it about 15 years now  but I still have a lot to learn. I will be adding more pictures soon.

Thanks again

Travis.


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Reply #39 on: September 01, 2011, 07:06:23 PM
Hi Travis. Your painting is well done and the gulls make the scene.  :clap: :clap:

One improvement you could make is on the shading of the boat - it is still a bit flat and needs some shading to give it volume.

You will notice that I have added some quick shading to the bow and a highlight at the stern as the lighting is coming from the right hand side.  Now the shading of the  boat corresponds to the shading of the tie-posts. I also added some shading to the front of the cabin to make it look 3 dimensional. Also some bow wave to give some movement to the boat.

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Reply #40 on: September 01, 2011, 07:07:46 PM
:bigwelcome: to the site Travis.

Great painting, you have managed to capture the reflections in the water beautifully here :clap:

PS - glad you are enjoying the live online classes :clap:


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Reply #41 on: September 01, 2011, 07:11:12 PM
 :clap: Congratulations on a job well done Travis and welcome to PaintBasket!
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Reply #42 on: September 01, 2011, 07:18:52 PM
Thank you Nolan and Dennis for the comments and telling me where i can make changes. and also Kelley. glad to know people like my art work makes me want to do more and try to do better each time :)


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Reply #43 on: September 02, 2011, 01:56:36 AM
 :clap: Hi Travis, had a quick look at your fish and ducks. Will be back for a better look later. The water and stone effects around the fish look super.
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Reply #44 on: October 07, 2011, 07:38:10 AM
Hello :)

I thought I would post my first 2 portraits. Don's Empty Spoon and Benjamin and Sam.  I use Artistian water mixable oils, which I absolutely love :smitten:.  I started trying to paint in 2007, As I have posted before, no training except that by trial and error and other artist eyes to help guide me along like you do on here.  I am limited in the colors I have so I have make use of the ones I do have.  playing with them to learn how they work interactively with each other.

Steps I took for this first portrait:
I take a small card with a hole punched in to to isolate the color in an area of a photograph I am using for reference and then mix up that color for each of those areas.  I then do a ruff sketch and then lightly lay in numbers I have assigned for those colors and put them on the canvas in those places sort of looks like a map or [I guess paint by numbers hehe which I did when I was little] and then lightly afterwards blend the edges of colors, this is the effect I got.   I didn't do layers of color like I have in the past for other types of subjects and do like how easy and fast it was accomplished. 
My second portrait Benjamin and His dog Sam, I did I used layers and found it difficult to get the depth I wanted.  I will paste that in as well. 


I look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Thanks, Sandra
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