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on: June 02, 2016, 03:00:37 PM
Fun class over on OAL today  :goofy:   always a good time trying to keep pace with Dennis!  ;D   Learned I need to work a lot more with my colours and see exactly what colours work well together for creating shadows....learned which ones don't!  :doh:     :2funny:

Here is the end result of some mixes some of which are not so bad once corrected a bit.

Note to Self:     Self....always watch which colour you are sticking your brush in!  ::)

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Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 03:46:17 PM
Agree.  I really enjoy painting along.  Never dared to do that before but this lesson was very contrutive  for that.

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Just fixing your phhoto link!  ;)     
« Last Edit: June 02, 2016, 03:49:39 PM by Val »
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Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 03:51:41 PM
Nice job Annie.  O0   
The humidity was so high here I had to run and get the hairdryer! Put me behind as usual  ;D I'm always scrambling after Dennis!  :2funny:
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Reply #3 on: June 02, 2016, 03:57:31 PM
Thank, slowly improving.

Bone dry here... and I still scramble.  Well I have 45 y to atch up with Dennis  :2funny:

Dennis puts much more water on the paper then I do, his looks wet shinny.  Still when I add wet to wet, it always seems to float all over... even if just damps.  I will have to wait that I accidently find the way.  Then with my luck would have no idea what I did well.  But I enjoy the lesson a lot today.
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Reply #4 on: June 02, 2016, 04:06:01 PM
When I started, water control didn't exist for me....water everywhere!  :2funny:   Cauliflowers galore!!! So many and so big I could have opened a veggie stand!  :2funny:    :2funny:

Looks like I will have the same battle getting started again, but what the hey.... I have a rainsuit and wellies AND an inflatable lifejacket!  O0     

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Reply #5 on: June 02, 2016, 05:27:58 PM
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Good advices.  Let me hit the hardstore and the outdoor co-op and buy the gear I needed.  O0
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Reply #6 on: June 02, 2016, 09:39:20 PM
Nice one ladies! Keeping up with Dennis isn't easy :)
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Reply #7 on: June 03, 2016, 04:45:18 AM
Annie, what paper are you using? I have found that some papers literally float the water and colour over the surface and others sop it up like a sponge. Perhaps trying another brand would be in order.
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Reply #8 on: June 03, 2016, 04:48:46 AM
 ;D   Right you are Trev, at least for me!  I was always in awe of the ones that could stay with Dennis in the live lessons. I figure if I can finish one of the lessons within 4-7 days I'm moving with blistering speed!  :run:         :2funny:
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Reply #9 on: June 03, 2016, 10:07:43 AM
Arches CP (not) 140 lbs, and I got a sheet of Arches Rough to do the cloud classes.   It doesn't buckle, so I don't bother stretching it.  I just tape a sheet (actually 1/4 of the big sheet) on a piece of board with green painting tape.

For simple exercises like exterday, colour wheel, etc, I use Canson cold pressed 140 lb.  Cheap.  This also help me relax and just keep going despite errors.

I suspect I don't put enough water in my paint and on the paper. But when I make it glisering like Dennis does, the paint goes all over the place unevently and adding color drops to it simply mixes everything together.  Maybe I used the term bleed yesterfsy when I meant to say it was all turning into a mixe colour.  I suppose this is what you mean by controlling the water.

P.S. 4-7 days for a painting... that's pretty good in my opinion  O0
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Reply #10 on: June 03, 2016, 04:43:13 PM
It is really.... it used to take me weeks!  :faint:
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Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 08:20:55 PM
Yes, one week is great in my book! 

Do the math,  I join PB 24 months ago (June 6 actually) and I have been painting every week.  Currently doing my 17th oil class and my 5th watercolour class.  Assuming I finish both by June 5th (no fat chances)... it is still less than one painting a month.

But I am proud of my acheivement... never thought I would do, let along finish, the oil rose  :crazy2:

So if you do a WC in 4-7 days, I think you rock!  :yippee:
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Reply #12 on: June 04, 2016, 03:51:19 AM
That would be an amazing feat if I could do that consistently. Unfortunately it's a rarity. It used to bother me that it took so long to complete anything. I used to have a painting 'marathon' where I would start a lesson, and go 14+ hours straight, and it would still take me a week or more. Poor Lloyd never got fed those days! Now i  just draw/paint and whatever time it takes, that's what it takes.
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Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 05:09:47 AM
Perfectly fine to take as long as needed to be satisfied with the result.  This is not a line production.

I have a very busy schedule when I work (which is coming again soon), but I scheduled 2 hours per week of 'me time' which I spend painting... we still get feed, but the dust stay put.  Something has to give until I figure out how to put more than 24h in a day.  Most weeks, I manage but of course our studio is fixe and not floating over water.  I also have a little 'me time' daily at night, if I don't read in bed, I watch the video of the class I am doing.

Forum chat is often when I am stuck in meetings. I think I am an expert at multitasking, not so sure it is healthy.  The only time I do'nt is when I paint and that also makes painting very special to me.
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Reply #14 on: June 04, 2016, 05:11:21 AM
Outch!  This is the shadow lesson forum.  Val, we are way off topic... we are going to get in trouble  :knuppel2:
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