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Title: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: nolan on May 28, 2020, 08:38:01 AM
Get access to the class HERE (https://paintbasket.com/shop/girl-with-pearl-earring/)

This is what my final painting looked like:

Post your questions and artworks from the class below
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: Bill76434 on May 28, 2020, 08:41:21 AM
I struggled with the flesh colours. Went a step further by finishing the head dress.

Appreciate you advise Nolan.

 
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Post by: Maryna on May 28, 2020, 10:04:30 AM
Well done.  :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 28, 2020, 11:30:34 AM
Very good Bill, I like it. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Trace on May 28, 2020, 07:14:47 PM
Bill, this is looking really good, you are mastering the acrylics so well.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I've been watching the 1st lesson on OAL & trying to convince myself to have a go as I love this painting
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Post by: dennis on May 28, 2020, 08:15:22 PM
You're doing great, Bill  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on May 28, 2020, 08:34:33 PM
I am happy with what you have so far Bill. Great job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

As you gain more experience you will be able to get the skin smoother using the glazes, but for now you can be very happy with that.
Mixing skin tones takes practice. Your skin tone is natural so wouldn't change it O0
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: Bill76434 on May 28, 2020, 11:22:09 PM
 :thankyou: Mayna, Mary Lou, Trace, Dennis and Nolan.
I am grateful for your encouragement
Not an easy one Trace but satisfying. Have a go.
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Post by: Win on May 30, 2020, 01:14:36 PM
Looks like you doing well so far Bill
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Post by: Bill76434 on May 30, 2020, 11:09:14 PM
 :thankyou: Win
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: Bill76434 on June 05, 2020, 01:44:10 AM
Completed the lesson ... in a few days at the risk of ruining it, I will try to get the blending in the skin tones better.

Uploaded a better photograph, the other had a colour cast.

Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: dennis on June 05, 2020, 01:49:08 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Don't ruin it. Improve on another one  O0
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Post by: cyril on June 05, 2020, 09:19:14 AM

Hi,
You took my memories back when I had painted this picture in acrylic way back in 2017.. I am so glad we have a class for this , will definately purchase and  repaint this picture.

Thankyou Nolan.



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Post by: Trace on June 05, 2020, 09:52:25 PM
Absolute novice here, but this lesson is allowing me to follow along and experiment with getting used to brush strokes. I don't know what each of the brushes that I do have actually do - I have 1 Filbert #4, & a few weird angles brushes.
Also Having fun mixing paint, but don't really know what it will be like until it hits the canvas - boy does it dry quickly! & I'm learning by doing lots of layers to practise the blending.
I know I should've started with a simpler lesson - but i just couldn't resist trying this - it's probably going to take me months painting this, learning about the paint, & how I need to apply it.

Bill I really love your GWPE, it's so inspiring to see how you have been precise (her eyes are sparkly great) and the highlights you have created in the painting.

Cyril, I love how you are able to create such softness, and colouring & blending. I think it's a beautiful painting.
Fingers crossed i may be able to paint like you all one day :)
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: Bill76434 on June 05, 2020, 11:05:16 PM
 :thankyou: Trace, I like the turban on yours, matched the colour good.  :clap: :clap: Yes the blending is the hard part, let us persevere.

Lovely rosy cheeks Cyril
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Post by: Bill76434 on June 06, 2020, 03:44:09 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I shall do it again, eventually. So many other subjects I want to do.
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: nolan on June 07, 2020, 09:20:17 PM
Much better photo Bill O0

I also really battled to take a good photo of this painting. For some reason cameras battle with the colours in this artwork. I eventually added a green background and took the photo wider so that the green would also be in the picture. That added the missing colour so the camera would see the colours correctly.

You did a great job Cyril :smitten:

Tracey. Looking great so far. :clap: :clap: :clap:
The acrylic does take some getting used to, hence the need to work in glazes to smooth shadings. Looking forward to seeing this one progress O0
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Post by: Gita on June 07, 2020, 09:33:24 PM
Bill, I like your rendition. Getting envious that you already managed to do this class. I just could follow it, yet to paint.

Trace, coming well.
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Post by: Bill76434 on June 07, 2020, 10:54:09 PM
 :thankyou: Gita
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 09, 2020, 06:23:16 AM
Bill you did a great job. Well done. :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 09, 2020, 06:27:11 AM
Cyril I love you painting. :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 09, 2020, 06:28:21 AM
Trace you are coming along fine, well done so far.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 09, 2020, 06:45:13 PM
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Post by: dennis on June 09, 2020, 08:45:19 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on June 09, 2020, 08:55:23 PM
great job Louisa, you can be very proud of this one :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :smitten:
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Post by: Bill76434 on June 09, 2020, 11:25:00 PM
 :thankyou: Louisa
You Girl ..... is beautiful, lovely blending and matching of colours
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Post by: TeresaM on June 10, 2020, 06:52:10 AM
Great work Bill,  Louisa, and looking forward to seeing Trace's painting too  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Well done Cyril for your painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 10, 2020, 10:29:13 AM
Thank you so much Dennis, Nolan, Bill and Theresa.  :thankyou: Your comments are very insparational. :hug:
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Post by: Bill76434 on June 11, 2020, 02:23:13 AM
 :thankyou: Teresa
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Post by: Win on June 14, 2020, 09:12:36 AM
 Nolan your finished painting is excellent, you captured her eyes so well.
Bill, Trace and Louisa you have all done so well on a not so easy subject, acrylic can be your friend and your foe I find.
Cyril look forward to seeing your rendition in comparison to your 2017 painting.
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: nolan on June 14, 2020, 09:01:18 PM
 :thankyou: Win
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Post by: Bill76434 on June 14, 2020, 11:14:13 PM
 :thankyou: for your thoughts Win
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Post by: charle on July 09, 2020, 04:49:02 AM
  Wow!  You guys have all done wonders with this painting.  I was surprised just how difficult it was but loved doing it.  I will never make a good forger but it was fun to copy a master painting.  Thank you so much for this one Nolan.  As always you were spot on with your instructions.
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2020, 10:50:32 AM
Beautiful Charle. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on July 09, 2020, 09:03:50 PM
Great job. Nice smooth shadings :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Glad you enjoyed the class O0
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Post by: charle on July 10, 2020, 03:38:33 PM
Thank you Mary Lou and Nolan.  Appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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Post by: JayJ on July 11, 2020, 09:01:13 PM
Great work Charle! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on July 11, 2020, 11:14:00 PM
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Post by: TeresaM on July 15, 2020, 10:52:54 AM
Lovely painting Charle, great shading  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Belma on November 18, 2020, 10:28:09 PM
This is my pearl earring girl (oil painting). I did this as a sketch. Because this is my first portrait work. First I wanted to work as a draft. The canvas i used to paint was my old painting. I painted it black. But it made my work very difficult. I couldn't find the right colors. I had a hard time with skin tones. I'll try again on a new canvas. I gladly accept your suggestions.



Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: Bill76434 on November 19, 2020, 02:50:02 AM
The skin tones are so smooth, fabrics are great and I love the eyes  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on November 19, 2020, 08:31:14 AM
Beautifully done, Belma.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 19, 2020, 05:11:22 PM
Beautifully done Belma.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Belma on November 19, 2020, 06:19:18 PM
Dennis, Bill, Mary Lou thank you very much  :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on November 19, 2020, 07:55:41 PM
I think you have done an amazing job and the skin tones fit in with the old painting look :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: Belma on November 20, 2020, 05:35:42 PM
I think you have done an amazing job and the skin tones fit in with the old painting look :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

 :thankyou: Nolan. Then there is no need to make a new one. Is not it?  :confused: I surveyed on social media for the new lesson.  ::)  Renoir or classical still life? The results are moving very closely.  ;D
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Post by: nolan on November 22, 2020, 08:25:47 PM
If I were you I would be happy with this painting Belma. O0

If however you wanted the skin tones closer to the original, then by all means practice that then when you are happy you have the colours, maybe give this one a glaze?
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Post by: zoorekan on November 27, 2020, 05:17:28 PM
This was my 3rd attempt at acrylic painting and my 1st attempt at portraits of any kind in traditional media. The reason I picked up this course. EXCELLENT instruction and demonstration...This is my fiest Art lesson since Secondary School some 40 years or so ago.... Finally I'm at Art College!  :D

30cm x 45cm on home prepped Canvas Board

Guys I'd like to know a bit more about the palette and keeping paints workable,,, I picked up a bunch of Golden paints which are not the cheapest so don't want to be wasteful. I also made a wet palette and bought a slightly bigger mastersons one but when I watch thse demos you seem to be working of paper sheets? how do you keep that paint workable for more than 2 minutes at a time? I have a few mediums but even they don't retard the drying time by that much...

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/563x750q90/924/ezDlv2.jpg)
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: Bill76434 on November 27, 2020, 09:34:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: This very good, as are your other submissions.
Nolan can answer your question.
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 28, 2020, 01:41:30 PM
Well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: zoorekan on November 28, 2020, 10:14:51 PM
Thank you Bill and "Jersey" girl!

This acrylic stuff sure does take some getting used to,,,,
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Post by: nolan on November 29, 2020, 08:05:48 PM
You have done an excellent job John :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:

My palette is actually a white ceramic tile. To keep the paint workable I have a spray bottle filled with water. Every now and again I mist the palette with the water which keeps the paint from drying out. The minute I feel the paint starts gripping to the palette as I try to pick up the paint, then I know it's time to mist the palette again.
Doing this, I can paint using the same paints the whole day.

If I need to leave for a time, say overnight then I give the palette a good mist and place a cover over it so the moisture can't escape O0
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Post by: zoorekan on November 29, 2020, 09:50:54 PM
I kind of replied in kind on your comment elsewhere,,, been working on glass and misting.. more or less got around 40 minutes to an hour but it may just be that it's cooler here today... climate is typically dry though I lie in a humid pocket,, Thanks for getting back on this though...
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Post by: nolan on November 30, 2020, 08:27:02 PM
it is quite humid here by us so that obviously helps as well
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Post by: Downmid on December 11, 2020, 03:45:26 AM
Here is my first effort, done with cheap student paints. I need your words to help me do a second effort, new and improved with better paint and your recommendations. I have already made the mouth a bit larger, about 1/8”, 3 mm toward the Pearl.  Don’t hold back, I can take it. Thanks.


Here is my Girl.   
Title: Re: Girl with Pearl Earring
Post by: njnjgirl on December 11, 2020, 01:33:18 PM
Looks beautifully done to me.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bill76434 on December 11, 2020, 09:01:25 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: looks good, you have caught the expression perfectly
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Post by: zoorekan on December 11, 2020, 09:04:42 PM
I like it Downmid... wish the portrait was actually in protrai view here to view it right,,, It's okay I was rearranging the furniture anyway so just lay flat! =D

I like the muted colours in this, blending is great as is the reflected light on the jaw. Good Job!
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Post by: nolan on December 11, 2020, 10:28:34 PM
I think you have done a fantastic job on this Downmid :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I like the colours, they give the painting an old feel to it.

Just the blouse - the darks and the lights meet in hard edges. The material gradually rounds from dark to light so you need to shade the edges O0

You can be very proud of this painting - I will rotate it inside your gallery for you so it shows upright O0
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on January 14, 2021, 06:24:25 PM
I love all the Girls ,You did great job :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on January 14, 2021, 06:32:45 PM

This is my painting i did it in oil only background i did in acrylics

It took me long time to finished it i started on November last year but i got seek and after i had covid and after again i got pneumonia with very high fever.So my Cristmas and New Year i was partly in bad.Finely i am getting better and better but still i am not in good condition i need to walk a lot but but this covid made me so lasy
but i am fiting
now i can get beck to my paintings
I finished it 3 days ago
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Post by: EmmaLee on January 14, 2021, 08:09:41 PM
Great job on your painting, Maria! I’m sorry to hear of your illnesses. I hope you make a full recovery and have a wonderful 2021.
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Post by: njnjgirl on January 15, 2021, 12:21:55 PM
Lovely painting. :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sorry to hear about your illness, how awful.  Now all my good thoughts and prayers for your speedy recovery! Take care of yourself. :flowers:
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Post by: dennis on January 16, 2021, 04:54:01 AM
Beautiful. Glad you are recovering from Covid.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on January 16, 2021, 09:26:49 AM
 :thankyou:EmmaLee,Mary Lou and Dennis

Thank you for your hot words :hug:
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Post by: TeresaM on January 21, 2021, 07:28:43 AM
Wow everyone have completed stunning paintings.  Well doneto all those posting here.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on January 26, 2021, 10:21:25 AM
Awesome job Maria. You can be very proud of this painting :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Glad to hear you are recovering nicely :flowers:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 07, 2021, 03:52:48 PM
 :thankyou:TeresaM and Nolan :blush:
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