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voodoolady

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Reply #15 on: July 27, 2014, 04:13:52 AM
Lovely painting Natalie....nice highlights and shadow both on cup and spoon!!


Really enjoyed watching how Nolan showed us to paint the mottled background.....thats how far I have reached!

haha Me too Jay.....thought I would let it dry overnight so I can tackle the cup  :2funny: 

Natalie, you have done a fabulous job!  Well done and I like your background.....not sure about mine yet but at the moment I have a big white blob.....I didn't have any contact film (didn't know I would need it) but I did have masking fluid so used that and it seems to work fine on the canvas with no residue (never done it on canvas before) :)

Anyway look forward to posting mine and seeing everyone else's  :painting:  :coffee:
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Reply #16 on: July 27, 2014, 04:22:09 AM
Great painting Natalie,  busy, busy lady.  :clap: :clap: :clap: that coffee looks inviting.
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Reply #17 on: July 27, 2014, 06:32:52 AM
Whow well done Natalie!!! You are so brave!!! Difficult?
 :confused:[want to start oil painting too but ghee :-\]
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Reply #18 on: July 27, 2014, 07:48:13 AM
 :thankyou: eveyone for your comments

Not difficult Marie. Nolan makes it very easy.

Jackie I used clear shipping tape if that is an option for you.
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Reply #19 on: July 27, 2014, 01:12:23 PM
Excellent Natalie :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Jackie - you can also use masking tape if you are in a pinch. You can always have a roll of clear cover handy - I use it often O0


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Reply #20 on: July 27, 2014, 02:49:05 PM
Thanks Nolan-very fun class!
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Reply #21 on: July 27, 2014, 07:25:39 PM
Great job, Natalie! I'm about halfway through - dang, acrylics are so much harder than watercolors!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #22 on: July 27, 2014, 09:23:50 PM
Thanks Sharon!
A lot of it might be shifting gears from one medium to the next. I'm
sure you will be a pro at this in no time!  O0
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Reply #23 on: July 28, 2014, 05:31:54 AM

Jackie - you can also use masking tape if you are in a pinch. You can always have a roll of clear cover handy - I use it often O0

One thing I am wondering about which both Natalie and Nolan (and probably others can answer)  with the clear cover (and I remember you said like the ones you line the drawer with)  Isn't that sticky when you take it off the canvas?  ie does it leave residue?   The masking fluid did work well.....and I failed cutting out with scissors so perhaps I can just keep using that?  Unless you know of any issues with using masking fluid on canvas?

I really am bad at cutting out  :2funny: I blame it on being left handed  :2funny:

On a positive note I have sourced a place that does the clear cover and today I went shopping got some more canvases, some graphite pencils to try the drawing class and I finally found a tile suitable to use a palette.....so I will be finishing the coffee tomorrow  :)  :painting:



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Reply #24 on: July 28, 2014, 06:20:43 AM
I have not had any issues with stickiness.
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Reply #25 on: July 28, 2014, 11:37:00 AM
Great job Natalie :)

Love what you have done with the reflections and the background.
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Reply #26 on: July 28, 2014, 12:10:03 PM
no stickiness at all O0


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Reply #27 on: July 28, 2014, 12:46:05 PM
 :thankyou: Fiona
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Reply #28 on: July 28, 2014, 04:00:01 PM
Let me be the first to say that I am acrylic challenged! If I wasn't the kind of person who never gives up, trust me, I would have stopped doing this painting halfway through…dang, this was HARD!!! I screwed up the background, thus the reason mind isn't like yours in the video, Nolan.

Natalie - I take off my hat to you on this lesson! Nolan - I know what you're going to tell me:  practice, practice, practice - and I promise, I will…but my first love will always be watercolors!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #29 on: July 28, 2014, 04:20:54 PM
I don't see anything wrong with your background. This subject lends itself to any background.

I think you did good.  :clap:

Besides...it is acrylic. You can change anything you want.  O0
~Natalie

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