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Val

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on: September 16, 2011, 02:05:49 PM
More about tulips!

Hopefully I'll be able to post this when I'm finished. I'm about 2/3 the way to completion. I promise it'll be interesting... couldn't decide which colour for the background,  :-\  sooooo....I chose 3! Couldn't decide on the colour of the tulip,  ???  soooo I drew more. Decided this might be a good time to try the masking fluid again. Worked better than previous attempts.  :) Also decided to try a couple of different techniques I'd seen........ well what can I say...... its different!  >:D  Coming Soon!!  :2funny:

How are your tulips coming along Kelley?
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Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 08:47:28 PM
I've posted since, Val.  Going to work on water drops next.
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Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 02:33:56 AM
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Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011, 10:33:58 AM
 ??? Thought I had posted the painting here.....guess not!  :2funny: I'm sure its hanging on some blank space somewhere but just in case...here it is.  :wave:
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Reply #4 on: November 27, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
Nice composition and lovely colors. You are just missing the shadow areas to give it that 3 dimensional look. I will be demonstrating that in January.
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Reply #5 on: November 27, 2011, 01:02:42 PM
REEAALLLY looking forward to it Dennis......want to know how many days until it starts?  ;D
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Reply #6 on: November 27, 2011, 01:08:46 PM
D Day = Jan 9th
Getting excited about it myself ;)
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Reply #7 on: November 27, 2011, 02:48:30 PM
Val,  I love the bright colors! Very creative! :clap:  Reminds me of stained glass.
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Reply #8 on: November 27, 2011, 02:58:18 PM
Wel done Val. I love the colour variety. It's turned out really good.  :clap:
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Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011, 01:19:56 AM
Thanks guys. Experimented with some different techniques, glad you like it.  :)
  :oops: I did find the other posting....its under the 'other' tulip thread.  :whistle:
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Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 06:27:47 AM
Nice tulips Val.  I love that background.     :congrats:     How did you do that  :confused:   Watercolor, huh?   I'm looking for the tulips thread. 

I don't like to wish my life away, but I'm sure looking forward to Dennis' watercolor classes.
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Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 09:37:56 AM
Lovely colours.   :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 02:48:37 AM
 :wave: Thanks Lillian. The background was done by just drawing lines with masking fluid (to get white streaks), once that was dry I flooded only the background area and just dropped in colour at random and let it move and blend of its own accord until it dried.  If you reach a point where you like the look of the effect you can dry it quicker with a hairdryer and it will stop the paint interacting any further.
When the painting is thoroughly dry, you then can remove the masking fluid which allows the white of the paper to show.
Now...if only I could get it to blend in a more 'controlled' manner!  ;D This is where Dennis comes in...... :smart:
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Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 07:36:30 AM
It really looks great Val!  :clap:
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Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 09:57:55 AM
Thanks for giving away your secrets Val.     :thankyou:
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