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sunnysim12

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Reply #15 on: May 12, 2016, 03:31:44 PM
Yes, abit hehe, but great to have the help thankyou for the replies to help me.  I've managed to familiarise myself with some things on here, so I'll probably work out the rest - hopefully soon   ::)
So, just to reiterate what I was asking before;  when I, or anyone posts work on their album, do members see them?  I noticed they have 'views', so assume the album is there for people to see.

Also like to know the best way of keeping pastel paintings fresh, and protected from smudging.  I bought the spray which helped, but have run out now (think I over used it).  I haven't got frames for all the paintings, and I've done quite alot to date.  Any suggestions?  :thankyou:


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Reply #16 on: May 12, 2016, 04:54:38 PM
Julia,

If you have that setting that I told you about checked for READ, then the groups you have checked can see your work.
If you don't want them to see your work, UNCHECK it.

For OIL - I do not usually frame anything unless it is going to an exhibit (or hanging in my home).   If it does not sell at the exhibit, I unframe it and use the frame for another time.  If someone wants a framed painting on my wall and wants the frame too, I just charge them extra for what I paid for the frame and framing.

For PENCIL and WATERCOLOR, I mount, mat, and slip on a plastic sleeve for storage or display on the shelves in my studio.  For exhibits, I frame, then remove the frame and slip the sleeve back on until someone wants to give it a good home. I buy my mats, mounts, and sleeves from Clearbags.com.  I tried some from Amazon, but the quality was not as good.


Hope that helps.

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Reply #17 on: May 13, 2016, 05:02:46 AM
Hi Mea- 

Is this the same for Pastels?  This is what I was wondering about.  I'd love to try oils, and acrylics one day.  I look forward to looking at everyone's work on here.  Can you give me a link to yours?  :smiley6600:

Not sure what I am supposed to write on the 'Read' section as it says make a list of members you want to see your album/work.....?   What do I write in these boxes?
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Reply #18 on: May 13, 2016, 10:05:39 PM
Julia,

I have no experience with pastels, so am no help there.

All you have to do is check the READ box.  I don't have anything filled in those boxes.

To see my Gallery, just click on my name on a Forum post.  When my Profile page comes up, click on MEDIA, then SUMMARY.  I have all my photos (hundreds) categorized.

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Reply #19 on: May 14, 2016, 12:29:05 AM
If you are a VIP member then all the information about protection and storage and framing is in the lessons
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Reply #20 on: May 14, 2016, 04:18:12 PM
Ok  :thankyou:


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Reply #21 on: May 18, 2016, 03:29:17 PM
Have posted some more drawings on my album, but want to share this one for now.  The colours on the actual drawing are much more vibrant than on this photo.  Annoying that happens, but maybe I need to use a better background.


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Reply #22 on: May 18, 2016, 08:37:28 PM
 :smitten: This painting has such a lovely serene feel to it, Julia. It makes me feel good. Nice work.  :clap:
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Reply #23 on: May 18, 2016, 10:28:21 PM
Julia

All the shapes are very well drawn, but the train seems out of scale - too small for its placement so close to the people.

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Reply #24 on: May 19, 2016, 04:42:07 AM
Hi Julia, Welcome to paintbasket!  I like your pastel of the train.  It is often the case that certain colors don't photo very well.  I wanted to address your question about preserving pastels.  I do almost exclusively pastel painting.  Here is what I do to store them.  I keep them mounted with artist tape on a piece of foam core to be sure they don't curl if I do not plan to frame immediately.  I cut a piece of glassine a bit bigger than my painting and mount it over the painting by using artist tape at the top only(like a hinge).  Sometimes I place them in clear bags and sometimes I just stack them on top of one another this way.  With the glassine in place I have not had smudges.  If I am transporting them in my suitcase, I sandwich each painting between two pieces of foam core and tape the whole thing shut.


As for fixative, I would be careful about using it on your final layer of pastel.  It often darkens and dulls the final.  However, I often use fixative over the first few layers of pastel for two reasons.  Sometimes I intentionally want to darken areas and it gives me more tooth to work with.  If you frame at a frame shop, DON't let them spray with fixative.  Some will say they will only frame if they do.  I find another framer.  I recently had a portrait destroyed this way by a frame shop.


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Reply #25 on: May 20, 2016, 05:09:32 AM
Thanks Mea for your feedback - will look at this, and Lynn for the helpful tips on preserving Pastels. Nice to meet someone else on here as I had been wondering how to reach out to more people.   Could you let me know where I can get the glassine? 

I love looking at everyone's work; talented peple!  :hug:  The drawings/Pastels are fun, and I enjoy the creativeness of it all, but have to admit that I just do this on the sofa with the drawing on my lap as I don't have a studio.  Only been doing this several weeks, and I am practising every single day.  :painting:   


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Reply #26 on: May 21, 2016, 05:17:38 AM
Hi Julia-- Pretty much any art store will carry glassine, it is a common item.  I order mine on DickBlick or Jerry'sArtarama.  Not sure where you are located as I know some things are not easy to ship out of the US.


I don't think you need a studio.  I do alot of my art in my dining room. 


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Reply #27 on: June 08, 2016, 12:39:45 PM
Here is a quote I use on my business card....

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. - Edgar Degas


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Reply #28 on: June 08, 2016, 01:55:47 PM
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do. - Edgar Degas

One of my favourites.  O0
Cheers, Val

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