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Reply #30 on: July 28, 2014, 05:13:01 PM
Sharon,

If you hadn't said you did this painting, I would not have believed it.  Will be interesting to see if you progress with acrylics.

Hang in there, girl.

aloha

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Reply #31 on: July 28, 2014, 05:49:41 PM
Thanks Natalie - I guess that is the benefit of acrylic - no commitments required!  An Mea - you crack me up! I'm curious who you thought painted this if you didn't  believe it was me - hee hee!! I put the painting in a frame and I must say it looks a lot better. My husband loves it so it's found a new owner. I still like the watercolor paintings I did of coffee cups better but I'm not giving up on acrylics quite yet!
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Reply #32 on: July 28, 2014, 08:50:27 PM
I think you have done a great job Sharon. Yes practice does make prefect, but in the meantime, tell me what you are struggling the most with and let's see if we can help.

There is nothing wrong with your background, what I do suggest however is to give the shadow cast by the saucer a thin glaze with the background colour to marry the two colours


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Reply #33 on: July 28, 2014, 11:15:50 PM
OMG the darn spoon and the handle  :2funny:  I have finished and now letting it dry so will post tomorrow....in the video it cutoff when you did the top of the spoon and I'd painted over that bit, also on the outside of the handle...you really have to stop being your own cameraman Nolan  hahaha

I can at least say it was a challenge and there are bits I like and bits I don't....anyway will post tomorrow as it's dark here now and I want to see it in the cold morning light  :2funny:
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Reply #34 on: July 29, 2014, 07:23:49 AM
Thanks Nolan. And I actually like my background - I'll glaze the shadow. What I struggle with is the color mixing and the lack of movement of the paint. It's so much less easy to manipulate than watercolors. And I got confused because the video didn't match the photo you posted of your finished painting. I couldn't understand why mine wasn't looking like yours - and than you said it was a different painting. I also struggled with the blending process.

Now I see you're offering a class on the color wheel and how to blend so we might have a solution to my troubles!
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Sharon


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Reply #35 on: July 29, 2014, 12:34:21 PM
the colour wheel class won't help with the blending, but it sure will help with the colour mixing O0

The secret to getting the blending right is having the right amount of moisture on the canvas. It is a balancing act that you need to master. Maybe get yourself some retarder to slow down the drying time


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Reply #36 on: July 29, 2014, 03:24:01 PM
the colour wheel class won't help with the blending, but it sure will help with the colour mixing O0

The secret to getting the blending right is having the right amount of moisture on the canvas. It is a balancing act that you need to master. Maybe get yourself some retarder to slow down the drying time

When I first started painting with acrylics I had a devil of a time and used retarder, slow medium, unlocking formula, water....anything to stop the thing drying before I was done....after a while you, the paint and the canvas become friends and you get use to each other....now I usually just use a bit of water.   Don't worry Sharon you will get used to it.....my next challenge is Plein Air....not sure how well Acrylics and outside will go but it's winter here at the moment so maybe better....good thing is I'm only going in the driveway...we live on a farm so have spectacular views just waiting for me (it's me holding the whole thing up) LOL
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Reply #37 on: July 29, 2014, 06:06:09 PM
I had problems with the handle and the spoon....not sure how to fix it...also because I didn't have clear cover I manually had to paint the bottom shadow.  My cup is also looking a bit square to me....maybe I'm at on of those modern cafes with square cups  :2funny:


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Reply #38 on: July 29, 2014, 07:49:58 PM
You are missing that darkest shadow at the base of the cup.
You also need the bright highlight along the edge of the spoon.

I don' t think the roundness is too critical. It has more of a pottery look.

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Reply #39 on: July 29, 2014, 09:55:08 PM
Natalie thanks for the tips....not sure which part of the spoon the top or the bottom. 

I have made some changes here.

Jackie

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Reply #40 on: July 29, 2014, 11:18:12 PM
Voodoo Lady,

I admire your perseverance with this one.  Doesn't look like an easy painting.

Hang in there.

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Reply #41 on: July 30, 2014, 01:12:26 AM
Voodoo Lady,

I admire your perseverance with this one.  Doesn't look like an easy painting.

Hang in there.

aloha

mea

Thanks Mea (call me Jackie LOL) I have found it fiddly on the spoon and handle part....Also I think my highlight and mid tone were a bit too much the same.....I wanted a light colour than Nolan had but just a bit off.....I will do this one again....Looking forward to the Colour Wheel one tomorrow....always good learn important basics.   I have always been a landscape painter so I'm actually enjoying the "strictness and exactness" of the still lifes we are doing....just can't wait to get a tree hahahaha
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Reply #42 on: July 30, 2014, 03:07:59 AM
Jacky and Mea, I think everybody did a good job on the cup of chino...
Mmm, I need  a few items and the I'm going to join  the  oil painting.... :1hug: Sooo excited!!!
Proverbs 8:29-30 NKJV

When He assigned to the sea its limit, So that the waters would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth, Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,


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Reply #43 on: July 30, 2014, 07:16:56 AM
Jackie - I totally empathize with you about this lesson - but still, you did a very good job on this difficult painting. With perseverance I know we'll both be acrylic experts before long.
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #44 on: July 30, 2014, 07:51:49 AM
Isn't it fun to see our own progress, Jackie.  Every painting or drawing is a unique experience, yet we carry the skills learned to the next project.

So great to be part of the PB world.

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