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Reply #75 on: August 21, 2013, 05:30:25 AM
Val, I'm so amazed at the progress you're making with all your watercolour paintings!   :yippee:


You did great on this one!  I really like all of it including the people.  I like the pose of the fellow in the blue shirt!   O0


You've had fun using both big brush and little.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #76 on: August 21, 2013, 06:03:59 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian. I'm still unnerved by adding people. I am reasonably pleased with these...they do resemble people somewhat, the blue guy is my favourite too. I tried to make the orange one look like walking in the water...I think it looks more like it has 'gumby' legs!  :2funny: practice, practice, practice!  :D
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Reply #77 on: August 21, 2013, 06:46:57 AM
Hey, you did it, Val!! And did it well!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Love the painting. I'm still in the gin phase.  :2funny:
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Reply #78 on: August 21, 2013, 07:00:35 AM
Hmmmm, interesting brush, Val.

I really like it when you folks post your tools.  It helps me visualize what you are talking about.  Thanks.

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Reply #79 on: August 21, 2013, 07:17:11 AM
Nice work Val  :clap:

It would want to be - 11 hours???  :heeha:

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Reply #80 on: August 21, 2013, 12:23:31 PM
Judie, it would appear the rum did help!  ;D

Your welcome Mea.  :urwelcome:

Yep....11 hours. Bman.  :sweat: Sure beats when it used to take me a week and more.  O0    ;D
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Reply #81 on: August 22, 2013, 09:17:34 AM
Hi everyone

This one wasn't so much a "Hake Brush" demo for me as it was a "Gesso Brush Demo" because not having a Hake Brush, I had to use a hogs hair bristle Gesso brush instead. Dennis seemed to have a lot easier time with his nice soft Hake Brush.

Gesso Brush Demo!
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Let me know how you think it turned out.

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Reply #82 on: August 22, 2013, 09:44:47 AM
I think it turned out great Batman! The texture looks different which gives it a nice interesting touch - almost like you used super rough watercolor paper. Love your color/tonal contrasts, gives your painting a richness to it 8)
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Reply #83 on: August 22, 2013, 01:32:01 PM
Batman, actually a very good painting with a Gesso brush :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done O0 I just feel that the sand in the middle is a bit too dark. Nice clouds.
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Reply #84 on: August 22, 2013, 01:34:49 PM
Really nice, Batman!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I like the added texture from the gesso brush. Really unique!!
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Reply #85 on: August 22, 2013, 05:40:17 PM
 :thankyou: Denise :thankyou: Dennis :thankyou: Jrhall
I did get a little carried away with the rocks...
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Reply #86 on: August 22, 2013, 09:02:33 PM
Val....great job. It's lovely and your people are perfect.... :clap:      :clap:       :clap:


Batman....yours is very impressive too, especially with your choice of brushes. Good job!
(ps. I found four goat hair hake on ebay for 8.00 US)  They are 1, 2, 3, and 4 inches.
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Reply #87 on: August 23, 2013, 03:14:59 AM
 :thankyou: Tousabella.

Hmm, I had a look previously, and the best I could find a set for was around $20.

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Reply #88 on: August 23, 2013, 03:53:56 AM
Good job Bman. Cool textures.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #89 on: August 23, 2013, 08:57:05 AM
 :thankyou: Val.
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