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Cheryl Carberry

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Reply #285 on: March 29, 2016, 05:47:46 PM
Ooh, I'm so inspired by everyone's work that I've seen so far and fell in love with the glazing effect and what you seem to be able to achieve with it! I went and bought medium yesterday and will start with my first attempt of glazing today.

Here is my Grisaille layer (and yes, I’ve only noticed small spots that I’ve missed when painting the background after I have taken my photo!).  :D

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Reply #286 on: March 29, 2016, 09:24:12 PM
Cheryl,

You are off to a very good start with this painting.

I'm not sure if I have welcomed you yet - WELCOME - so happy you have joined us.

Great instruction from Dennis and Nolan and great camaraderie from all too numerous to mention.

aloha

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Reply #287 on: March 29, 2016, 11:08:16 PM
Thanks, Mea! I have picked up that people here are very kind and give good advice.

As for Dennis and Nolan, I really like their teaching style and patience. So glad I stumbled upon their videos and website!  :yippee:
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Reply #288 on: March 30, 2016, 03:53:21 AM
 :welcome: Cheryl!
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #289 on: March 30, 2016, 12:05:18 PM
Looking great so far Cheryl :clap: :clap: :clap:
 :gl: with your Grisaille layer


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Reply #290 on: March 31, 2016, 02:52:24 PM
I feel a little "meh" about this glazing attempt of mine, but boy, oh boy, did I learn a lot and still love the idea and technique. I'll keep trying and practicing!  ;)

What I've learnt:
1. Choose a suitable size canvas depending on your picture (this canvas is 20 x 25cm and it was uncomfortable to work with - surface too textured for fine paint work).
2. Paint the background highlights a lot lighter to "reveal" the colour glaze.
3. NEVER paint a second glaze layer over the first layer unless you have checked that it is completely dry!  :o :thumbdown:

So, it will be back to the drawing board (excuse the pun) for me, but I will try this method with a different picture.  :painting:

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Reply #291 on: April 04, 2016, 05:32:43 AM
Any time we can learn from our mistakes is a successful experience. A great first attempt.  O0 O0
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Reply #292 on: April 05, 2016, 01:43:52 AM
hmm, dunno where my reply went so here it is again:

I think your glazes have come out just fine. :clap: :clap: :clap:
They do have to be dry before the next one, yes, but by adding those additional layers your colours become more and more vibrant. O0


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Reply #293 on: April 20, 2016, 01:37:23 AM
Thanks for your encouragement, Steve and Nolan!  :blush:
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Reply #294 on: April 23, 2016, 06:46:15 AM
Hi Cheryl, Your grisaille and final painting looks awesome :smitten: , well done!! :clap:
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Reply #295 on: April 23, 2016, 03:51:31 PM
 :thankyou: Riya!  :blush:
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