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nolan

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on: June 24, 2014, 01:31:38 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

Get access to the class HERE

Note this class has hundreds of attendees, so in case we overload the server you can also watch the class on our Youtube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOmQYzm-Vjw
For this class you will need a 16" x 20" canvas. Print out THIS template before the class, but don't transfer it to the canvas yet.
The reference photo for the class is HERE

You will learn the techniques used to paint this strawberry scene:
« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 01:12:13 AM by nolan »


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Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 05:21:29 PM
Ok just want to check.....in the PDF it's on 4 pages....is that right or do I need to change it to Landscape to print it?  Just checking as want to be ready in case I wake up in time LOL

 :thankyou: for having an acrylics lesson!  :cheering: :cheering:
Jackie

Whoever said "It's as slow as watching paint dry" was obviously not an acrylics painter


nolan

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Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 08:43:09 PM
yes the template is a tiled page template, so you cut out around the edges (the white where the printer doesn't print) and then use clear tape to stick the pieces together to form a true size image


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Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 02:45:53 AM
Yes Nolan :thankyou:  for the Acrylic Lessons......finally :twothumbs:


I am back just in time for them!I hope I can keep awake tonight though.....as have come back with very bad flu :envy:
Zayn


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Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 12:34:37 PM
To decrease mold growth on foam, spray a little bit of vinegar or Detrol (a topical antiseptic) on the foam.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 02:35:42 PM
 :welcome: Welcome to Paintbasket Annie!  Thanks for that tip!


Wonderful class!   :thankyou: Nolan!


I had to leave early, a friend dropped in and couldn't say goodbye.  Great to see all my Paintbasket friends.   :1hug:
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Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 02:36:23 PM
Great class...as always, thank you Nolan  :clap:
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Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014, 02:39:49 PM
I couldn't keep up-I just don't have palette knife skills.  It would have been funny except I was frustrated.

Great class Nolan-no paint alongs from me until I get this palette knife down.  O0


Excuse me so I can find all the stray bits of acrylic paint in my room.  :whistle:
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Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
 :thankyou: for a great tip Annie :clap: :clap: :clap:
 ;D Natalie, now you can take your time with the rest O0


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Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 04:33:52 PM
OK I know this is a little cheeky but would there be any chance of varying lesson times?  I noticed many were at 11pm, 1am, 2am, 6am, etc so perhaps having the next one say 8-12  hours later or so would be fair to those who had to stay up until 2am? 

Just an idea mainly because I was the 5am wakeup person  ;D

Also can we have a complete list of paints etc needed a few days before the next lesson so I can make sure I have everything and any work that needs to be done before the class start eg. Watercolour tracing of the image, transferring onto canvas before lesson etc. so when you say paint I cam.  I  felt ill prepared to be able to do this as had no copy paper and have never done a transfer style painting you did.

It's a 200km drive to get supplies for me so the earlier the better  :blush:

Other than this I enjoyed the class very much and you answer quite a few questions regarding this style of painting for me.   :clap: :thankyou:


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Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 05:54:34 PM
Natalie!  Good for you to be painting along!  You did a fantastic job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 06:57:45 PM
Great start for your strawberry paint along Natalie.  I myself was not ready to paint it that willbe for an other time.
Danielle
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Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 01:13:03 AM
I have added my painting to the first post


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Reply #13 on: June 26, 2014, 03:03:05 AM
question from the class - hue on the tube of paint, eg." Cadmium Red Hue" means that the colour of the paint is the same as Cadmium Red, but Cadium (a poisonous substance) has been replaced with a non poisonous one.


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Reply #14 on: June 26, 2014, 03:08:31 AM
Thank you Nolan.    :)


Your finished strawberry painting looks  fabulous.  Really enjoyed the lesson. 
Deborah     :wave:

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