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on: August 20, 2014, 01:26:52 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

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Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 01:52:30 PM
Wow...so pretty-can't wait to see this one!  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 11:40:15 PM
Nolan quick question as a user of these interactive acrylics...one thing I tend to have a problem with is the paint reopening even after a few hours using just water so I have always found glazing quite hard (there may be a touch of impatience waiting for it to dry there too)  I recently got a bottle of the Atelier Fast Fixer which seals the layer you have already painted and is supposed to be good for glazing.

I am up to the first part where you are glazing on the white (after the sky) and wondered if I could put the fixer on prior to this (just to see what happens) or do you think it will affect the overall effect on the painting? 
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Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 01:39:38 PM
you can give it a try, I have not used the fixer yet myself.

What I do is give the paint a good long blast with the hair dryer, that fixes it. If you just dry it until the paint isn't wet anymore it is still interactive. If you dry it longer then it cures and won't lift O0


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Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 11:44:55 PM
OK I've done that.....I am going to leave it overnight anyway as I want to see how it affects the tooth  :thankyou:

One other question now I have watched it through once.....generally with acrylics I thought you worked from Dark to light whereas this is more light to dark......is this because how the purple clouds are sitting on top?

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Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 02:39:15 PM
you first work from back to front - for me this is a rule though many artists successfully paint the other way around.

Then with each layer / distance you paint dark to light, but this is not a rule, simply a guideline, which as you can see from this class can easily be ignored / broken if the situation requires it.

In this painting you could easily start from the dark corner of the clouds and work your way outward going lighter / brighter and get exactly the same effect. You would however still need to paint the sky itself first before starting the clouds or you will not get the soft edges on the clouds


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Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 03:25:28 PM
Just a FYI in my 2nd attempt I tried doing a dark to light to see how that would work and the dark looked stupid and not as good as doing it light to dark as you did it......you didn't get the little bits of "light" peeking out from the darks but rather light sitting on the dark so it looked weird.....this attempt is now an abstract of some lovely trees.  (well I had to clean my palette and I didn't want to waste the paint  :2funny: :2funny:)

I am currently back to drawing board but I have had fun with my palette knife in the meantime :)  Attempt 3 will hopefully be completed by tomorrow......having said that...I should have stopped at 1 LOL  I just needed to "tweak" it and it all when horribly wrong hahaha "I'm still learning "Walk away from the painting" and "Stop painting" in my head.  :2funny:

So happy with have wonderful advice and also gives me a new way of thinking and experience of things I haven't tried in the past.
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Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 03:53:00 PM
My rendition of this lesson.  Boy did I struggle with this one.  Suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply #8 on: January 19, 2015, 06:28:53 PM
Sherri,

There is something very endearing about this painting - quaint and restful.

The big cloud on the right seems foreboding; hope the boatmen make it back to shore before the storm hits.

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Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 01:51:50 PM
Hmm. I must have missed this one. Sherri, is this the one done with interactive? If so, how did you find them....easy? Just curious you know...not like I'm going shopping at the art shop!  :whistle:
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Reply #10 on: January 21, 2015, 05:24:39 PM
Yes I did this with the interactive paints.  I like them better than the others but still have a little bit of trouble controlling them.   :'( :'(

 Nolan's painting is so soft looking and mine is in your face.   :help: :help:

 Rough around the edges!!

Hoping my next picture will be better!!

Sherri
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Reply #11 on: January 21, 2015, 07:10:56 PM
Updated painting.  I added people to the boat.  Feedback please.

Thanks
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Reply #12 on: January 21, 2015, 07:20:00 PM
Excellent, Sherri.  It gives the painting more life.  Nice reflections, too.

I never realized that the sailboat had no people.  Much better now.

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Reply #13 on: January 22, 2015, 02:12:20 AM
Sherry, love your painting.  Very soft colors.  O0
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Reply #14 on: January 22, 2015, 06:24:38 AM
Thanks for that Sherri.  O0    I think the 'in your face' look may be due to the hard outline around the sailboat and sails. Any chance of softening that a bit?  I like the added people....scary seeing 'empty' boats at sea.  :eek:
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