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nolan

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on: June 30, 2014, 04:11:52 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

For this class you will use the second half of the canvas from lesson 1.
You can print out and transfer the TEMPLATE to the canvas before class

Here is the painting you will complete in class:
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voodoolady

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Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 05:41:29 PM
What colour paints will be need to have available if we want to paint along?  :thankyou:
Jackie

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Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 10:56:00 PM
probably cad red, crimson, french ultramarine, cad yellow, orange, sap green & white. Best to always have the recommended list of colours in class though O0


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Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 02:43:05 PM
Enjoyed the class Nolan.
I'm not happy with the red reflection on the green apple-is it better just to go over it with the green or the red/green mix?
~Natalie

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Reply #4 on: July 02, 2014, 03:00:39 PM
Enjoyed the class Nolan.
I'm not happy with the red reflection on the green apple-is it better just to go over it with the green or the red/green mix?

I had the same issue Natalie....was painting along quite happily until I was just a tad too dark and it looked weird.....then I messed up the whole green apple trying to fix it LOL.......oh well good thing about acrylics is by the time go and have breakfast it will all be dry and I can paint over it all and start again.....with the replay :)

Lovely looking apples you have there though!  Yellow is going to be fun!

 :thankyou: Nolan
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Reply #5 on: July 02, 2014, 03:10:27 PM
looks great so far Natalie :clap: :clap: :clap: just add a green wash over it O0


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Reply #6 on: July 02, 2014, 10:25:08 PM
Well first time on a still live....not a branch or leaf in sight LOL  Sorry it blurry I think it's the time of day even though I put the light on.


Thank you again, I proved I still have a lot of mixing stuff to learn....I tend to paint from pictures my head so the colours I use are in my head so it was fun having to "find" the colour
Jackie

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Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 10:54:03 PM
Natalie , Jackie...beautiful blending!
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Reply #8 on: July 02, 2014, 11:42:13 PM
great paint a longs ladies great class wasn't it  :yippee:
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Reply #9 on: July 03, 2014, 02:13:14 AM
great paint a longs ladies great class wasn't it  :yippee:

Sure was JennyLynn....since our move I have my own studio now so painting along showed me how best to set up for things like a paint along....it was great.  I really enjoyed it.
Jackie

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Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 02:14:34 AM
Natalie , Jackie...beautiful blending!

Thanks Jay...how are you doing with yours?
Jackie

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Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 02:31:05 AM
Will probably work on it this weekend, Jackie :) , stiill working my strawberry ::) !
 Really enjoyed the class though!
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Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 03:17:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Natalie and Jackie,  both your paintings of the apples are fantastic.  Looking forward to seeing the painting of the last apple Natalie but so far, excellent job.   Makes me want to do acrylics but I have too much on my plate at the moment.   Patricia
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Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 05:22:45 AM
Nice work Jackie!  I have to set up for paint alongs differently for each medium...thankfully pen and ink force me to tidy up!

Thanks for the encouragement everyone.
~Natalie

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Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 01:32:46 PM
great job Jackie. :clap: :clap: :clap:
What I can see is that your cast shadows need their edges softened, so just use neat white, start on the neat canvas and blend your way into the edge of the shadow O0


 

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