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Reply #630 on: November 23, 2017, 12:25:33 PM
Your mum will love it, Your work is beautuful Lynn. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #631 on: November 24, 2017, 05:51:12 AM
Thanks tons Patricia, Nina , Gita, Win and Zilpa!!!! The birthday surprise was a hit.  It helps to paint someone you love :) Am working on a crazy portrait of one of our models who has a partially shaved head, blue hair and lots of tattoos.  Great fun.  Val, I tried to photo the framed piece, but too much glare!!


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Reply #632 on: November 24, 2017, 07:46:18 AM
Forgive me, Lynn, but I am at least two paintings behind.  Both the plein air brick building and the one of your mom are so incredibly well done.

Your work is always an inspiration to me to try to improve.

Your work is like eye candy.

aloha

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Reply #633 on: November 24, 2017, 08:10:33 PM

No Mea, excuse me.  I have been taking three classes and working full time so haven't been around here at all.  I meant to message you about the OUTSTANDING job on the Newsletter.  It is so clear that you put in tons of time and thought.  I look forward to it and learn a lot.  Well, here is the portrait of the young woman with tattoos, etc.  She was quite beautiful and I didn't capture that well but it reminds me of the quote by St. Augustine,  O Beauty, Ever Ancient, Ever New.  Each generation has their own look and revolution!




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Reply #634 on: November 24, 2017, 08:49:40 PM
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Reply #635 on: November 24, 2017, 10:11:49 PM
Lynn,

Wow, that is incredible! Yes, each generation has its own look, and you have captured it so well.

Oh, it's almost breathtaking how real it looks.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

aloha

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Reply #636 on: November 25, 2017, 03:03:31 AM
 :heeha: Astounding! I am always intrigued with the amount of texture and contouring you create with what looks to be minimal blending (if any). I shall be studying this one along with your mum's portrait for many hours yet.   :detective:

I have been spending a bit too much time reading lately and not enough practical, so time to turn the table. Knowledge isn't of much use if you never use it, is it?  ;)    ;D
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Reply #637 on: November 25, 2017, 05:26:12 AM

Thanks so much Dennis and Val.  Val, my portrait teacher would slap my hand if she saw me blending but I do it judiciously at transitions.  I blend by layering.  I noticed that the way I drew her shoulder strap gave her a concave shoulder so I fixed it below.


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Reply #638 on: November 25, 2017, 02:45:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! My word Lynn, I initially thought it was a photograph when I saw it in the gallery.  You are doing such phenomenal work and what a pleasure to view.


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Reply #639 on: November 25, 2017, 03:42:31 PM
I totally missed that Lynn. I could see it as soon as you mentioned it. Very subtle.

I was going to ask you if you just blended very lightly and put the darker strokes over it. Whichever way you accomplish it, it works!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #640 on: November 26, 2017, 02:45:23 AM
Wow wow thisis so good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #641 on: November 26, 2017, 05:40:14 AM

Thanks so much Patricia and Teresa. I enjoyed this one.


Val, I think there are many different ways of layering.  I start portraits with 3 nupastels, sepia, sandalwood and peach (dark, medium and light) to lay in values.  Then I layer over and adjust both going lighter and darker.  Alan Flattman almost always lightly brushes his darks at this point to blend and make them transparent and then fixes them before going further.  Carol Peebles never does that.  I use drawing strokes until the very lights, and I switch to chunky very soft pastels (schminke in this case) to give the lights more of an opaque look.  Hope that helps.


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Reply #642 on: November 26, 2017, 03:07:50 PM
I'm still playing about getting a feel for the different types. I like using the nupastel for starting, I'm still a bit heavy handed with the softer pastels but getting there!  :D Thanks for the explanation of your application.

I saw a video the other day where instead of a brush, they used a bit of plastic card and ran it down the painting to take off some excess and allow extra layers to be applied. This was done instead of applying fixative, have you ever heard anything like that?
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Reply #643 on: November 30, 2017, 04:49:04 AM
Yes Val, Alan does that sometimes.  He only uses Viva paper towels because they are denser, folds them into a square and then uses the edge to blend ever so lightly.


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Reply #644 on: November 30, 2017, 05:54:40 AM
Must be deja vu, They were the only paper towels I would use when doing w/c or drawing. The last place I found them available was in St. Lucia in 2012! Needless to say I bought out the shop.... I still have about 15-20 rolls stashed away! Lloyd won't touch them for fear I may commit a heinous crime upon his person!  :nunchucks:     :death:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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