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lynn p.

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on: January 13, 2015, 05:43:26 PM
I am showing you this painting because I did it on some handmade 100% rag cotton pastel paper.  It was a disaster and so am encouraging all not to buy this paper.  It had an interesting handmade look with frayed edges that I thought might mount nicely.  However, the pastel either didn't stick to it or the paper would "pill" in balls when pastel was applied sort of like a sweater.  What a mess.  I should have known better because smoother surfaces are better for portraits.  I finally gave up--so this is really posted as a warning.


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Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 05:49:45 PM
Sorry you had a bad paper but that painting is beautiful no matter the paper. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
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Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 06:53:19 PM
Awesome painting!
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Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 10:08:31 PM
"Never stop Dreaming" 


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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 10:21:39 PM
Lynn, Thanks for the heads up, and sorry about your problem with the paper, a wonderful painting!  It's great! 

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
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Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 12:47:26 AM
I feel your pain, you certainly did the best with what you had though. :clap:  The texture mottles the skin quite a bit, not what you want in a portrait, the paper might work well for charcoal maybe?

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Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 04:20:05 AM
Lynn, I am so sorry about your having a problem with the paper and thank you for giving us the heads up but in spite of all that, your painting is absolutely beautiful of Baxter.   Patricia
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Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 06:10:53 AM
I'm not seeing the disaster.  :confused:
 :thankyou: for the heads up

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Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 08:50:28 AM
  ??? My best should look as good as your worst!!!  :doh:       :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 11:09:08 AM
Still an excellent painting and well worth framing :clap: :clap: :clap:
I've seen beautiful oil paintings done on hessian O0
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Reply #10 on: January 18, 2015, 04:22:37 PM
Thanks guys, you are so kind.  I think it looks better in the photo than in person, where you can see the paper looking worn.  Dennis, what is hessian?  Is it like this rag cotton paper?  I suppose with expert skill you can paint on just about anything.  I love the sanded stuff because you can cover a mistake as many times as necessary--it really takes a beating :fight: :fight:

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Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 09:29:38 PM

Hessian is what we Americans call burlap.


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Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 03:12:57 PM
Warning or not, it still is an excellent painting.
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Reply #13 on: January 29, 2015, 07:01:06 AM
Lynn,  this is still a great portrait.  Thank you for the info on the paper


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Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 08:38:46 PM
Despite the problems you had you did a wonderful job with this painting. His hair is just great and the skin looks good. Put it in a frame and consider this type of paper conquered.
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