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Reply #270 on: September 18, 2017, 11:47:03 AM
Sorry, Win.  I meant "slid" as a good thing.The pencils glided so smoothly, easy to blend.  I am going to buy more of the Strathmore 400 tomorrow as supplies for my class.

Thanks, EmmaLee.  It was fun seeing how the colors would look on the toned paper.  Yes, I think my class will enjoy it.

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Reply #271 on: September 18, 2017, 06:45:45 PM
Without a doubt this will be a fun class to do.
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Reply #272 on: September 18, 2017, 07:46:03 PM
If my classes aren't fun for me, then they won't be for my students.

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Reply #273 on: September 20, 2017, 08:09:28 AM
I bought grey toned paper today so did the sample exercise on the grey paper.  (Ugh, the highlight on the ball is too squarish - no time to do another one before class.)


I will show them how I did both tones, then let them chose which tone they want to practice with.  Bet they'll chose the tan because I bought new earth tone pencils and they'll want to use them, rather than black graphite.

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Reply #274 on: September 20, 2017, 04:08:15 PM
It would be interesting to see the earthtone pencils on the black and paper and vice versa with the black pencil on the tan. I've been learning a lot lately about how toned backgrounds change the overall look of a painting/drawing. Actually, it would be interesting to see the earthtone used on both the black and tan papers to see how it affects the mood of the drawing.  :think:  Another experiment in the making!  :2funny:
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Reply #275 on: September 20, 2017, 05:09:29 PM
Hmmm,Val.  Interesting challenge.  I could split the paper in half and do black/grey on tan and half in earthtones on tan - using the same scene.

Then do grey paper with half done in black/grey and other half in earthtones  - using the same scene as the tan.

Hmmm...sounds interesting.

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Reply #276 on: September 21, 2017, 01:49:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  The highlight on the sphere does not have hard edges as you have it - it gradually fades away  O0
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Reply #277 on: September 21, 2017, 04:51:58 AM
 :D I'll be doing a few small paintings, repeating them on different coloured papers to see the effects. Should be fun!
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Reply #278 on: September 21, 2017, 08:35:08 AM
Yes, Dennis.  On class day, I did it step-by-step with my students and it came out better and I explained to them about the fading away.

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Reply #279 on: September 21, 2017, 11:25:01 AM
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Reply #280 on: October 25, 2017, 04:14:16 PM
Did MetalPoint drawing with my seniors today.  They loved it and did really well.

First we started by drawing small sketches on a grid with different types of metal.  They got quite creative with what they choose to put in their grid.


Then made a final sketch.


They were amazed that they were drawing the way DaVinci did.  Best class yet!

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Reply #281 on: October 26, 2017, 03:06:04 AM
 :heeha: Fantastic Mea! A little classical lesson really broadens the knowledge base and fires the imagination. Your class is lucky to have such an inspiring leader.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #282 on: October 26, 2017, 04:39:57 AM
Mea, I have not followed this thread much as my time on PB is limited lately.  Since my husband retired, my time on here has been so limited.  He keeps me so busy!!  But I think you are so amazing with all you are doing with your art and sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge.  Best of luck!
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Reply #283 on: November 01, 2017, 10:53:15 PM
Thanks, Val and Mar Lou.

This week we moved on from the Metalpoint to the Crumbled Paper Technique.  This is so cool.  My seniors loved it.  Next week we will use the same technique to make Christmas cards.


I will post how to do it in a different topic.  http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=13929.msg219462#msg219462

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Reply #284 on: November 02, 2017, 05:05:39 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Mea, looking at the paintings which the senior citizens are doing, they have progressed in leaps and bounds which must make your heart so happy, as it does mine just viewing how they have improved.  Carry on the great work you are doing.


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