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Reply #15 on: October 07, 2011, 01:07:47 PM
Liz, I can always tell when someone doesn't mess with it and tries to keep fixing it. This has it's own appeal in that respect to any painting. It retains it's freshness. Love your work very much.
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Reply #16 on: October 07, 2011, 05:45:30 PM
Thanks for your comments, folks!  I did that acrylic painting in August from a cell phone picture. I chose acrylic because the colors were so vibrant.  After that I did the crown flower in Artisan water soluble oil paint.  Pat, you are so kind; you probably thought it was a recent painting.  Have a great visit with your family!

Tony, try small paintings with those water color pencils by going over your drawing with a brush dipped in water.  It will amaze you what your results can be!


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Reply #17 on: October 07, 2011, 10:37:54 PM
I don't know how I missed this thread but I love that foamy water wet sand effect, Liz. Very nicely done.  O0
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Reply #18 on: October 07, 2011, 10:59:23 PM
 :) Thank you, Rick! :flowers:


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Reply #19 on: October 09, 2011, 05:22:46 AM
Oh it's not a recent one?   I will be perfectly honest here....it's really so impressive to see a very simple painting like this one and have all the charm you could ever want from it. Just shows you do not have to aim for more and more realism in a painting to have that beauty. Kind of like an imperfect flower.....abandon some of that ego.
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 #20 on: October 09, 2011, 02:35:48 PM
Simple theme, create a mood- that's my kind of art. Besides, I've stayed away from art with a lot of detail, like most of your work because I really don't have drawing skill anywhere near what you have!   


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Reply #21 on: October 11, 2011, 08:42:26 AM
Who are you refering to with the drawing skills Liz?  As for me, I use a grid all the time. So you are choosy about photos that you think will or will not be difficult to paint? I'm more aware of that now than I used to be and will be more choosy too. Before I'd just jump in and do anything.
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 #22 on: October 11, 2011, 10:38:36 AM
You, Pat, are the one with AWESOME drawing skills! O0  As for me, I've always done free-hand art, no grids.  I don't think I even go for taping around the outline of a picture.  I do a very light rough sketch on the canvas for prep, that's all.  I choose mostly photos that are uncluttered or make up my own composition like the crown flower one I did.  Also I wait for inspiration and see the picture in my mind before I start.  Does that make sense?


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Reply #23 on: October 12, 2011, 10:03:26 AM
Well done Liz.
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Reply #24 on: October 13, 2011, 09:41:17 AM
I sometimes don't use a grid too Liz, like on a landscape or something less precise. Try a grid. You can't build a house on a weak foundation. It doesn't take long at all. It's worth doing.
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 #25 on: October 13, 2011, 11:03:56 AM
Makes me want to go to the beach.  Nice color transition in the water.
Mary


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Reply #26 on: October 13, 2011, 04:59:28 PM
Thank you, Anya! :)


 

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