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dennis

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on: November 29, 2013, 02:15:52 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 03:09:40 PM
I am so Excited!!!!.  Just won a bid on ebay for vintage Grumbacher soft pastels and wood box.  Also was able to get some older sennelier pastels so am set.  I sure hope the old Grumbachers still work.  I read that they have so little binder that they hold up for years (I think these are maybe 45 to 50 years old) but most were never used.  It is a very incomplete Renoir set which orignially had 180 pastels and now has about 80.  Cheaper for me than buying a set of 30 new. I loved the fact that the old names really reflect the pigments in them like Rose Madder Lake and Carmine, Verdigris, Cad Orange etc rather than renamed like some of the newer ones seem to be. Can't wait for them to arrive.  Will have to listen on Sunday as I won't have them yet.  Dennis, what kind of paper do we use on Sunday, just regular watercolor paper?


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Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 05:24:47 PM
I have small confiusion...Are we going to use water color paper or pastel  paper?
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Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 02:18:02 AM
It's just a continuation of the Watercolours Bhavna so just use your regular Watercolours paper. From what I have seen of Pastels paper, I imagine it would buckle like crazy. Well the stuff I have seen is pretty thin anyway - wouldn't take water very well...

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Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 04:23:27 AM
I went to get some watercolor paper.I can  only find either cold pressed "fine" grain or just "rough" which not cold pressed.Dont know which is a better option as in the list of materials in water colour classes Dennis says cold pressed "rough" paper :confused:
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Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 04:28:35 AM
Zayn, I have used cold press (cp) for the whole w/c course. I'll be using it for the pastels as well. So don't panic!  :goofy:     :2funny:      :wave:
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Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 04:33:12 AM
Yes Val ....but does the grain matter if it is rough or fine?
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Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 05:10:48 AM
Cold press is pretty much a middle of the road texture, which is why I went with it. I had to buy a large supply so needed a good 'all purpose" paper. The rough does give more hills and valleys to trap more pigment and give the look of more texture, but for me the cp does a good job. I get nice textures, and also quite good for fine detail. More a matter of preference I suppose.
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Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 11:47:07 AM
Thanks Val!
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Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 01:02:07 PM
Okay. So "they" say that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask, right?  :nosey:

I have signed up for the live WC/pastel class (Day lilies) and have received the e-mail. It has been a long time since I have taken a live class, and even though I won't be able to tune in for the entire class, I will have an opportunity to catch the first part. Do I have to log out as me and then log in again?  :confused:

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Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 01:18:33 PM
 :wave: Hey Susan, you just log in as usual, click on the blue watch PB tv now, and it will take you to the countdown page. Just sit back and wait for the lesson to start. Easy eh?  O0
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Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 01:40:01 PM
Thanks, Val. Easy-peasy. Wish I could stay for the whole lesson, but I'm in a singing group, and tomorrow afternoon is when we perform our Christmas program...the release of our Christmas CD, too.
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Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 02:31:06 PM
Wow, BeaSue, you're a singer as well as a painter.  And with a CD!

Wonderful.

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Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 05:35:22 PM
I will be using my set of Holbein semi-hard pastels that I got when I was 13. Don't ask me how old they are, but I know they still work fine. The new Holbein are square, but are essentially the same.



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Reply #14 on: November 30, 2013, 11:16:26 PM
I will set the alarm this time, I slept in last week. :2funny:


 

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