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Reply #225 on: March 13, 2015, 08:55:20 PM
Wish I could help you on that question, Retta, but it sounds like a question Dennis will have to answer. 

I did take out my watercolor pencils and drew a block with crimson and one with carmine.  The crimson was more of a red brick color and the carmine looked more pinkish.  But I am sure that with the Alizarin added, the crimson would be different. 

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Reply #226 on: March 13, 2015, 09:57:15 PM
Carmine is made  from the cochineal insect. I've seen it mentioned as Crimson Lake, so I presume it will still give a very nice cosmos colour as well as in the  fuschias . I've personally not tried it.
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Reply #227 on: March 14, 2015, 12:27:36 PM
Thank you....I wasn't sure, but am short on A C and it's the only other "good" paint that I have.
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Reply #228 on: March 14, 2015, 03:02:14 PM
Rhetta I have Carmine on my palette-I don't remember if I used it. I dutifully marked all my color names on my palette with a sharpie, but it didn't hold so I just dab a little of this and that until I get what I want.  :P

It seems to be at least a two shades lighter in value than Alizarin. Maybe save your Alizarin for your darkest red areas on the fuschias? The hue looks the same to me-just a lighter value.
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Reply #229 on: March 15, 2015, 11:16:06 AM
Thanks, Nat. I've tried them on my spare paper, but wasn't sure of the color. Thought I'd better ask!!  LOL
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Reply #230 on: March 16, 2015, 10:26:03 AM
Whew! That was a tricky painting. I had a hard time with the dark shadow areas. I just couldn't get them dark enough. The camera wasn't any help either with washing out a lot of the color (without flash).
I painted this on a stretched canvas that I pretreated with watercolor ground. I'm going to spray a fixative on it very lightly and then use several coats to seal it. It is in an open-back frame.  It was fun doing it this way also.
Okay, let me get to the rose. I hope this looks like a passing grade LOL!! 
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Reply #231 on: March 16, 2015, 10:47:36 AM
Carol,

Nice work.  Love the shine on the buds.

Maybe tone down the white edging around the petals - seems to be more and brighter than the reference.

Definitely a passing grade if I were the teacher - like in the A range.  Mine was more of a B.

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Reply #232 on: March 16, 2015, 12:24:03 PM
Good job Carol. The leaves and buds are excellent. I think the flower petals just lost some of their definition. Must be all that 'loose' painting we've been playing at!  :whistle:   Perhaps going over the petals with a damp brush to lift out a few lighter areas?  Well done regardless.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #233 on: March 16, 2015, 02:51:06 PM
nice painting Carol. for sure a passing grade + more :clap: :clap:
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Reply #234 on: March 16, 2015, 03:25:07 PM
It's an excellent painting Carol. I'm impressed you did it on canvas with the ground.  O0

I wonder if your darks are brighter since you did paint this on an open canvas rather than on a sheet of paper. Maybe more light bounces back through the transparent watercolors?
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Reply #235 on: March 16, 2015, 03:44:38 PM
Excellent techniques, Carol :clap: :clap: :clap:  However with the dark "ballet dresses" you changed them into another species ;)
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Reply #236 on: March 16, 2015, 07:04:56 PM
Natalie...You may be right..perhaps I'll do it again on paper and get rid of the ballet dresses...gotta a kick out of that!
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Reply #237 on: April 05, 2015, 05:39:04 AM
Well, at long last I managed to finish my Fuschias.  Comments and critiques are always welcomed.  Thank you.


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Reply #238 on: April 05, 2015, 06:01:40 AM
Beautiful job, Patricia! You should be very proud of this.
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Reply #239 on: April 05, 2015, 06:55:04 AM
Very realistic fuschias Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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