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Rkymtnmary

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on: May 26, 2013, 07:45:41 AM
Though I always enjoy reading the weekly tips in the newsletter, I found this week's oil tips just thrilling to read.  This is exactly the kind of information I'm so thirsty for and trying to understand.  I just loved the questions the artist should ask themselves particularly because I'd never thought of it like that.  I copied and will paste them here in case some missed them:
 
 1. Only paint what you want to paint. 2. Start with basic shading type paintings. 3. One or two new challenges maximum per painting. Re-enforce, don’t overwhelm. 4.Remember : Practice makes Perfect. 5.Keep it Simple. Very important questions you need to ask yourself before you start your painting: What do you want your painting to tell the viewer? What emotion are you appealing to? What do you want to convey in this painting?
 
Thank you, Nolan.  This was really, really awesome to me and something I'll return to again and again no doubt.


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Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 08:01:25 AM
Yes, those newsletter tips are great. 

Nolan, you really are a wonder!

OK, that made my 50th message, so what do I become now as I move out of the PENCIL stage. 

aloha

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Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 08:17:08 AM
You are so cute Mea!   ;D If you look between your name and the icons, you'll see that it tells you that you are now a colour wheel!  :heeha:

Mary, you are so right. I always read the oil tips as well as the w/c. That one that you kindly reiterated gave me a real boost. I've been happily sketching for another new painting....I'm going to have a plethora of painting to do at this rate!  ;D Hope to see you in class today.  :wave:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 09:45:56 AM
Thanks, Val.

Yeah, I am a color wheel!!!  That gives me so much more versatility!!

I feel like I have just crossed over into another dimension!!

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Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 11:31:37 AM
Mea, congratulations!  You're moving up in the world!!!  Not only are you cute, you're colorful!!!   :1hug:
I must chime in to say I really enjoy the Newsletter.  Anything and everything that comes our way from Paintbasket is valuable and I appreciate all the work and dedication that goes into making this such a great place to learn.  It's so exciting when something we learn here really hits home and a lightbulb turns on in our heads.  Exciting too when someone is centered out to be the Featured Artist of the Week, so encouraging!  It's not only like giving that person a well deserved pat on the back, it's something like planting a fire cracker under the artist.  It is propelling that one to continue to excel. 
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