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Val

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on: January 11, 2011, 08:48:12 AM
The photo is a bit off in colour. The background is actually Pthalo Green. He's a little bit out of whack due to  :drink2drop: ...  :jk: !!  No really...the  :boat: was really rocking when I attempted this. Anyway, will try a few more when its a little calmer. I think I may just try a group theme.
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Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 09:19:07 AM
I didn't realize you could get such dark, saturated colors in w/c.  It looks pretty nice actually.  I like the contrasting.  Good work Val. :clap:
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Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 09:27:29 AM
This is actually acrylic. I have used watercolour almost straight from the tube and it is almost as brilliant as the acrylic. Still haven't quite got the knack of the acrylics. Still trying to get an even wash(?) with them. Thanks for the comment Kelley. Going back to the w/c to have a go at some bushes! Dennis did a marvellous video on them.

While I'm here, is there anyone can answer me this....how do you go about getting a nice even background colour with acrylics? Do you thin them or heavier? I don't seem to be hitting the right formula  :banghead:
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Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 09:36:44 AM
Years ago when I attempted acrylic I would thin the paint for an even background.  I would put a second coat if needed as long as the first coat had finished drying.
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Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 11:41:33 AM
Awesome Val, he goes well with the ladies you have already done :clap:

the trick with blending in acrylics is to not have the paint dry on the area you are still blending otherwise you are painting onto a dry area which gives you thicker and thinner areas, so I use a spray bottle set on a fine mist to keep the paint moist if I am blending a large area. A second coat will also smooth out the paint out.


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Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 03:55:35 PM
It's nice Val. Like the pure solid simplicity of expressing it.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 06:07:41 PM
Good point Nolan. I completely forgot how to blend acrylics. I like the tip about having a spray mister to keep the area moist.
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Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 07:30:37 AM
I definately will remember the misting bottle, great idea.  O0 Although...I might be better off with a hose! :2funny: Here are the two together, will have to take them out again...forgot to sign them!  :oops: Amazing the difference the matt makes.
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Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 08:39:57 PM
 :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 01:06:09 PM
the mat inserts really tie them together nicely O0


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Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 04:57:55 AM
Thanks Nolan...I took these mats from some old prints I had lying around. Just happened to be the right size! :) (the colours worked out pretty well too!)  :clap:
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Reply #11 on: January 14, 2011, 09:20:16 AM
The 2 need to be hung together as the mat of the one complements the picture of the other  O0 :)
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Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 01:39:38 AM
  :)  :wave:
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Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 03:23:26 AM
You could even frame them in the same frame


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Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 10:13:51 PM
 O0 That's a great idea Nolan.
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