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liz

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on: August 12, 2011, 07:36:25 PM
I've uploaded both the early stage and final picture (grand-daughter).


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Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 09:34:40 PM
Love the transparent wave washing onto shore. Great painting, well done  :clap:


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Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 09:38:28 PM
Sorry, not Emily, but 16 yr. old Amber sitting on the beach just before summer ended, counting the days till the new school year would start up.  She's an avid surfer, and sent me a cell phone photo so I thought I would surprise her with this painting!


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Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 09:44:27 PM
Sara, you wanna hear something funny?!  When I was almost done I asked Amber, "you want a skinny bikini or a big butt?"  She said, "up to you, Grama." :clown: :tooth: O.K. Dennis, you can censor this post! ::)


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Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 03:17:56 AM
Hi Liz...Man, using this magnifying glass is getting old fast...faster than me!  :eek:  I'm going to pass on any comment until I can expand the picture. Don't like to say 'blow up'.....bad connotations!  :2funny:
Can't wait to see which butt you chose........ >:D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011, 02:24:14 PM
can't say she doesn't trust you  :D


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Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 04:24:03 PM
 O0 :2funny:


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Reply #7 on: August 13, 2011, 04:25:12 PM
  :blush: :blush:O0 :2funny:


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Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 03:49:15 PM
Reply for Tony-

I was looking for Amber's picture of her sitting on the beach.  I don't have the painting anymore since I gave it to her, that's why I was checking it out on the forum.

Anyway, sorry about missing your question regarding how I sketched the composition.  I just did a light rough outline with a soft drawing pencil and used putty eraser if needed, marking horizon line, separating water from beach sand, big waves and placed the rough figure on the sand.

I think Nolan uses water color pencils for sketching the outlines of his pictures- I forgot why- is it to wipe off mistakes easier?  Like with a damp cloth??? 


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Reply #9 on: October 05, 2011, 08:13:49 PM
yes, you can correct mistakes easily with a damp cloth when using the w/c pencil O0


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Reply #10 on: October 05, 2011, 09:18:04 PM
Hey Liz, I really like the two pics. The transition from beginning stage to finished work was just right. (perhaps it's just me but, if I see many stages of a creation, it's like unweaving a Rainbow and it loses that impact first sight. If you know what I mean!)
I love that tip for using Water Colour Pencils (WCP). I shall adopt that one. It's amazing how we can learn more and more every day in art.  :smart:
Thanks for sharing these pictures. Lovely finish by the way. You should be proud.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 11:28:57 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #11 on: October 05, 2011, 11:43:04 PM
Thanks, Nolan and Tony!  Next time I order art supplies, I'll get a box of water color pencils.  You remember Emily, Nolan?  She carries around a box of those pencils and small box of oil pastels.  She still enjoys drawing apples and is now doing her own seascapes!  Hope we can post some of her art soon!


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Reply #12 on: October 06, 2011, 01:19:26 AM
Sounds good Liz, can't wait to see Emily's drawings  :heeha:


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Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 09:19:56 AM
Very nice Liz. Captures the feeling of distance well.  I like the point of view from above.
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 #14 on: October 06, 2011, 01:38:48 PM
This is lovely Liz, I really like how you acheived the transparancy in the water, well done.


 

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