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Val

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on: May 22, 2011, 12:27:03 PM
Decided to give the new paints a try. Much more vibrant than I'm used to, but love the way they flow. Will take a bit of getting used to...what was that they used to say about 'growing in to quality'? I say humbug  :thumbdown: ...I like quality!  :clap:
This is still a work in progress. Haven't painted in quite a while and thought I could use a change and have a bit of fun.  ;D
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Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 12:31:38 PM
can clearly see the difference  :yippee:

loving this one Val - really like the mosaic effect  :heeha:


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Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 05:19:54 PM
Very good. I see a change in your work - becoming a bit refined, more bolder and with more confidence :clap:

Work on this style a bit more.
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Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 03:25:27 AM
 :heeha: Oh My Gosh...I have a style!! When did that happen?  :faint: When I started this I had completely forgotten the 'Less is More' rule. Fortunately I used a fairly large brush and painted over a lot of the detail...I'd have been  :pullhair: out for ages over that! Might have had to take up residence in that rubber room of yours!  :2funny:
I was having such a good time playing, moving the paint about that I had it run a bit too much at times...for the most part it seems to have worked out fairly well in spite of me. Thanks for the vote of confidence, onward and upward..  :wave:
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Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 11:45:14 AM
Yeah :clap:
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Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 02:01:11 AM
Just thought I'd stick this in ... this is my paintbox Lloyd bought for me.  :smitten: I don't know if I'll ever use all the colours, I find I tend to stick with the same 6-8 all the time. I'm sure I'll have a go at them all eventually...hopefully not all in some mad swirly thing...  :think: could prove interesting.  :crazy2:
I stuck the name tags in so I'd know what the colours are.  ;D
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Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 12:26:25 PM
looks like a pretty decent set - warm & cold primaries and range of common colours to save a lot of mixing time


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Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 07:06:17 AM
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out and, hearing about the journey to the finished art work.
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Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 05:13:00 AM
Val,

I love your sweet little turtle. 

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Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 05:45:17 AM
Hey, Val, that pretty good! Looking forward to seeing more of that one.  O0
I'm going to assume you paint in watercolors?
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Reply #10 on: September 18, 2011, 10:53:31 AM
Looks great Val! The colors are really intense and nice. Very lively painting.
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 #11 on: September 18, 2011, 03:37:31 PM
This guy will be coming back out, I think I've figured out how to do the watery light effect on his shell now. I'm also not quite as intimidated by the vibrant colour. It was a real shocker  :o after painting with the old cheap reeves paints.
Thanks to all for your comments...I'm feeling much more brave.  :strong:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 07:00:34 PM
Wow Val  :clap:
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Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 01:55:25 AM
Kelley you're a hero...thanks for the push.  O0
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Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 06:10:28 AM
I am honored to help you Lass.  :urwelcome:
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