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Bhavna

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Reply #30 on: May 24, 2012, 05:45:35 PM
Lovely painting Gail.
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Reply #31 on: May 24, 2012, 06:01:18 PM
Very nice Gail  :clap: :clap: :clap: they all look lovely but yet all are differant in there own way.

Penny
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Reply #32 on: May 24, 2012, 06:38:23 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Be careful with the joint lines on top of the walls - they are too upward slanted - gives the impression that the top of the wall is sloped towards the pavement side. The lines must be almost  parallel with the bottom of the painting.
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Karen

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Reply #33 on: May 25, 2012, 01:11:40 AM
Nice, bright, clean, clear painting, Gail


Lillian

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Reply #34 on: May 25, 2012, 03:03:12 AM
Nice work, Gail!  I opened the finished painting on the pdf and I see what Dennis means.  Other than that, your painting looks great.   :clap: :clap: :clap: 
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Reply #35 on: May 25, 2012, 05:18:38 AM
I was a little confused in the direction of those lines, guess it shows-need to get all these things established before I plod ahead.  Oh well.  The good news is that the paper stretching worked, for the most part with this one.  What an unexact science this process is!  Not sure if the problem is the surface I am using.  It is white board (pressed board with hard white coating on surface-like what kitchen cabinets are lined with). 


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Reply #36 on: May 25, 2012, 11:10:13 AM
Yep  :heeha: That's the Melanine type surface that I spoke about in the lesson that I was having a lot of trouble with. Sometimes the tape stuck down nicely and other times it did not. At the moment I am stretching on an untreated MDF board - just don't get the edges wet.
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Reply #37 on: May 25, 2012, 03:47:19 PM
I haven't prepared a board yet, but I'm wondering if a matte acrylic varnish would work to seal it?
Do you think that would be worth a try, Dennis?  Would the matte finish perhaps have more tooth and allow the tape to stick better?
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Reply #38 on: May 25, 2012, 05:02:15 PM
karen & harald    I am always impressed with those of us who can allow themselves to be "Quick"

Nice work

Gail, Well done!  you guys go first and I get a chance to learn from you :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Re stretching, have one I did on a plywood panel,  Buckled a little, I think, because the surface did not "stick" to the wet paper, ( the tape held fine, but the middle of the wet  paper did not 'stick" to the ply wood,  Did another using a piece of plexiglass ( was concerned the tape would not stick)  that one came out perfect and have a painting in progress on that one now.

Brian
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Lillian

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Reply #39 on: May 25, 2012, 05:09:49 PM
Plexiglass, eh?  Hmmmm, interesting to hear the tape would stick.

How thick is the plexiglass, Brian? 

I'm looking forward to seeing that painting.
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eftpower1

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Reply #40 on: May 25, 2012, 05:12:00 PM
Almost 1/2 inch  ( used from a torn down store display)
Brian


Lillian

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Reply #41 on: May 25, 2012, 05:31:38 PM
 8)  I would think it would otherwise be pretty pricey.
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Reply #42 on: May 26, 2012, 09:04:20 AM
Well done Gail, you hav done what I was tolld to do.
Hi Brian and Lillian I often stretch watercolor paper and now a day it is rare it does not go well. I use only a 10mm uncoated MDF board.
If you bay it in a building supply store it doesn`t cost so much and are really big 120x250cm and can be devided into many boards. (stretch many papers while you are working). Previously I was often unlucky with the stretcing, due to the tape. I bought expensive tape in specialised stores and had varying succsess. Now a day I bay the tape from a grafic artist and it sticks. Futhermore it is advantageous that the adhesive tape stick to the paper before the paper dries op and begins to shrink. Therefore it is important to slow the dryingprocess. It can be made with an aluminium foil that is slightly smaller than the paper and laid on top of it.
Regards Harald


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Reply #43 on: May 26, 2012, 09:30:13 AM
   Hi all  this is my painting from lesson 19  any comments would be welcomed.  really enjoyed this one
jennylynn


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Reply #44 on: May 26, 2012, 09:51:37 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap: Gradation and detailing very well executed - really well done  O0

You have regimented the tiles too much. The size of the tiles get smaller and smaller as they recede into the distance and less obvious. Watch the video again and see how randomly I add the indications of the tiles.   
I also feel that the left hand tree is a bit too "spotty". Merge them especially towards the lower section and you will have a really beautiful painting. The right hand tree is excellent. You are on your way to being a great artist O0               
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