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Title: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 24, 2014, 09:31:38 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

Get access to the class HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/live-online-art-class.php?class=introduction-to-acrylic-painting-515)
For this class you will need a 16" x 20" canvas. Print out THIS  (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/acrylic/1-strawberry-tiles.pdf)template before the class, but don't transfer it to the canvas yet.
The reference photo for the class is HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/acrylic/1-strawberry-reference-photo.jpg)

You will learn the techniques used to paint this strawberry scene:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on June 25, 2014, 01:21:29 AM
Ok just want to check.....in the PDF it's on 4 pages....is that right or do I need to change it to Landscape to print it?  Just checking as want to be ready in case I wake up in time LOL

 :thankyou: for having an acrylics lesson!  :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 25, 2014, 04:43:09 AM
yes the template is a tiled page template, so you cut out around the edges (the white where the printer doesn't print) and then use clear tape to stick the pieces together to form a true size image
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on June 25, 2014, 10:45:53 AM
Yes Nolan :thankyou:  for the Acrylic Lessons......finally :twothumbs:


I am back just in time for them!I hope I can keep awake tonight though.....as have come back with very bad flu :envy:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Annie. on June 25, 2014, 08:34:37 PM
To decrease mold growth on foam, spray a little bit of vinegar or Detrol (a topical antiseptic) on the foam.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Lillian on June 25, 2014, 10:35:42 PM
 :welcome: Welcome to Paintbasket Annie!  Thanks for that tip!


Wonderful class!   :thankyou: Nolan!


I had to leave early, a friend dropped in and couldn't say goodbye.  Great to see all my Paintbasket friends.   :1hug:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Leana on June 25, 2014, 10:36:23 PM
Great class...as always, thank you Nolan  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on June 25, 2014, 10:39:49 PM
I couldn't keep up-I just don't have palette knife skills.  It would have been funny except I was frustrated.

Great class Nolan-no paint alongs from me until I get this palette knife down.  O0


Excuse me so I can find all the stray bits of acrylic paint in my room.  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 25, 2014, 10:46:26 PM
 :thankyou: for a great tip Annie :clap: :clap: :clap:
 ;D Natalie, now you can take your time with the rest O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on June 26, 2014, 12:33:52 AM
OK I know this is a little cheeky but would there be any chance of varying lesson times?  I noticed many were at 11pm, 1am, 2am, 6am, etc so perhaps having the next one say 8-12  hours later or so would be fair to those who had to stay up until 2am? 

Just an idea mainly because I was the 5am wakeup person  ;D

Also can we have a complete list of paints etc needed a few days before the next lesson so I can make sure I have everything and any work that needs to be done before the class start eg. Watercolour tracing of the image, transferring onto canvas before lesson etc. so when you say paint I cam.  I  felt ill prepared to be able to do this as had no copy paper and have never done a transfer style painting you did.

It's a 200km drive to get supplies for me so the earlier the better  :blush:

Other than this I enjoyed the class very much and you answer quite a few questions regarding this style of painting for me.   :clap: :thankyou:


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Lillian on June 26, 2014, 01:54:34 AM
Natalie!  Good for you to be painting along!  You did a fantastic job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on June 26, 2014, 02:57:45 AM
Great start for your strawberry paint along Natalie.  I myself was not ready to paint it that willbe for an other time.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 26, 2014, 09:13:03 AM
I have added my painting to the first post
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 26, 2014, 11:03:05 AM
question from the class - hue on the tube of paint, eg." Cadmium Red Hue" means that the colour of the paint is the same as Cadmium Red, but Cadium (a poisonous substance) has been replaced with a non poisonous one.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 26, 2014, 11:08:31 AM
Thank you Nolan.    :)


Your finished strawberry painting looks  fabulous.  Really enjoyed the lesson. 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Harald on June 26, 2014, 09:55:24 PM
Many thanks for an iformative lesson, I`ll do my very best on these strawberries.
Regarding HUE assosiated with colour names it means that the orginal pigment are replaced with synthetic matrials. I the cadmiums the metal cadmium is replaced and in cobolt and serulan the cobolt is rplaced with syntetic pigments. This might be to reduce the toxins, more often it is to reduce the costs.
Cadmium is used in more expensive qualities as:
Smicker Finest artist 60ml Cadmium Red 10,85
Daler & Rowney Cryla 75ml Cadmium Red 10,50
W&N Artists 60ml Cadmium Red 9,65
While in cheaper qualities you find more HUE colours as:
Daler & Rowney System 3 75ml Cadmium Red HUE 4,95
W&N Galleria Cadmium Red HUE 4,95
All prices in British Pounds in SAA list
In a list of W&N Artists I found only one HUE colour it was Serulan Blue HUE to 7,35. This colour can also be supplied with authentic pigment at a price of 14,45.
I found as mentioned just one HUE colour in W&N best quality paint and here as a supplement to the real one, in the cheaper Galleria from the same factory, there are more than 20% HUE colours.
Harald
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Verpin on June 27, 2014, 06:40:56 PM
I finish strawberrys  :blush: Thank you Nolan for a wonderful lesson.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r7Ncaz_lsA8/U6232fF2cOI/AAAAAAAANYw/uWokkXyQI_U/s400/DSCF1640.JPG) :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on June 28, 2014, 11:56:05 AM
Nice job Verpin!  :clap:

 :welcome: to PB.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Tousabella on June 28, 2014, 02:23:38 PM
 :welcome:  Verpin, to this wonderful and fun site.  Your strawberries are very nice, and you are doing a great job. You'll really enjoy the classes. You are off to a good start!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on June 28, 2014, 02:57:54 PM
From moon craters on the left to more of the 'dancing' effect on the right.  I don't know how to correct the oddness of it all-will wait for that in upcoming classes!  ;D
Great class Nolan-I definitely learned a lot.  O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on June 28, 2014, 06:20:25 PM
Nice painting Verpin  :welcome: PB
As usual great work Natalie...i admire you ability to paint a long....I did a few with Dennis...but I decided I cant multitask!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on June 28, 2014, 06:36:35 PM
 :thankyou:  Zayn.
It took me several classes before I tried with watercolor.  I feel too overwhelmed with acrylics right now to try again.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on June 28, 2014, 06:50:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job on the strawberries Verpin and Natalie. 


Natalie you are so versatile.  You can put your hand to any medium and do a good job.   Wonderful.




Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 28, 2014, 09:18:37 PM
Great job Verpin. :clap: :clap: :clap: You can add a bit more solid reflections on the left and right hand sides O0

Natalie, the only thing I would correct is to push the shadow cast by the front strawberry right up against it. The strawberries themselves look just like mine :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Verpin on June 28, 2014, 10:06:00 PM
Thank you.  :blush:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on June 28, 2014, 11:01:29 PM
Thank you Patricia-you are too nice!   :blush:
Thank you Nolan-I'll do that.  :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Lillian on June 28, 2014, 11:17:30 PM
Well done vermin!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Natalie, I wholeheartedly agree with Patricia!  Versatile you are indeed!   :congrats:  Fantastic!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on June 29, 2014, 02:03:23 AM
Thank you Lillian.  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: sally13 on June 29, 2014, 02:23:13 AM
Great work on the strawberries Verpin and Natalie. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on June 30, 2014, 07:59:27 PM
 
 :help: I seriously need help!!!


I know i need to use open acrylic but right now I only  have W/N Galleria brand...they are not student quality....I just cant blend smoothe like u Nolan.Also I find the dark colour is very transparent.!
I did two layers and I am still struglling!
I really want to be able to paint in acrylic :'(
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: May lynn on June 30, 2014, 08:52:08 PM
Dear JayJ;

I was able to purchase a small set of Atellier interact (7) color but, in order to get the colors needed to
paint along I had to buy 4 additional tubes to give me a good starter kit. 

I think  Atellier interact also come in 12 color which may have a better range of colors.   

I found the 7 color set is missing a few of the most important color such as French Ultra marine blue, burnt sienna  and Sap green.  You may want to check out the 12 color set I am not sure what colors range it has.   If you do decide to buy the Atellier Interact don't forget to get the slow medium and the unlocking formula.

I hope this helps.

May lynn
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on June 30, 2014, 09:12:52 PM
Thank u so much May Lynn....I will look into it.!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on June 30, 2014, 09:17:59 PM
seems like you will need to do some colour washed with the dark then seeing as it is transparent
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on June 30, 2014, 10:17:39 PM

 :help: I seriously need help!!!


I know i need to use open acrylic but right now I only  have W/N Galleria brand...they are not student quality....I just cant blend smoothe like u Nolan.Also I find the dark colour is very transparent.!
I did two layers and I am still struglling!
I really want to be able to paint in acrylic :'(

Hi Jay, one other thing to remember is heat is your enemy with Acrylic....it dries very fast (something oil painters usually have problems with)  Usually spray bottle should help both on the canvas and on paints to keep them moist. Just make sure it's only a MIST not a squirt or you will get blobs.   Using a retarder may help or a slow medium which will keep paint open longer for you to blend...also try small sections as Nolan suggested  in the lesson..paint one half in the dark then blend the light in then do the other side. Acrylic does dry fast so unless you can get them down and blended quickly you will have problems.

Hope that helps..

Jackie
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 01, 2014, 07:16:42 AM
Thank u Nolan.I think I read somewhere to add touch of white to the transparent colours ....what do u think? I was going to try that out today.


Thank u  Jackie....I think I will try out smaller sections like u suggest......and of course, as u say, the heat here doesnt help.Although I work in AC but i guess that is very drying too!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 01, 2014, 08:59:05 PM
adding white will grey down all the colours leaving all your paintings looking washes out :-\
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on July 02, 2014, 04:20:05 AM

I'm quite happy with the strawberry but the leaves need more work and shadow lightened under the strawberry perhaps?   I've walked away from the leaves at the moment as I'm going to overpaint them if I don't  :P

Can't wait until tomorrow where we get to play with green and shades there of again.

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 02, 2014, 07:26:59 AM
looks great Jackie, well done :clap: :clap: :clap: The shadow needs to fade out away from the strawberry. Then there is also a lighter edge where the strawberry and shadow meet which needs to darken O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 02, 2014, 07:51:12 AM
Very nice Jackie!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on July 02, 2014, 08:47:02 AM
looks great Jackie, well done :clap: :clap: :clap: The shadow needs to fade out away from the strawberry. Then there is also a lighter edge where the strawberry and shadow meet which needs to darken O0

 :thankyou: I knw the shadow was not quite right...I will play with that after the apples tomorrow..then I will have a few things to fix hahah.....I am going to try painting along, just hope I can keep up with the mix master...yes you Nolan  ;D  See you in class  :smart: I will be  :coffee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 02, 2014, 12:54:59 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on July 02, 2014, 07:57:02 PM
 Great acrilic strawberries painting ladies, they look good enough to eat.   :clap: :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 02, 2014, 10:44:14 PM
Thanks Danielle!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 08, 2014, 07:23:48 PM
Here is my strawberry lesson in progress so far. 

I would like to know if it looks like I'm on the right track with the seeds.  I've only started to shade a couple so far on the foreground berry.

Is there enough painting completed on the strawberry in the background? 

Any comments would be greatly appreciated..   thanks so much  ?


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Tousabella on July 08, 2014, 07:50:59 PM
Excellent, Didwaud!!  You sure are on the right track!  I love your highlights...Wow...they pop.
Everyone else has done such a great job. I'm envious, but with high heat and three fans going, I'm going to have to wait til "cooler weather".
Great job, Paintbasketeers!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 08, 2014, 09:02:24 PM
you are absolutely on the right track, it's going to look stunning O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 08, 2014, 09:12:36 PM
NICE!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 08, 2014, 10:06:34 PM
Looking good Didwaud! You have done great with the leaves...looking forward to your finish painting.
I too am working hard to finish!

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 09, 2014, 02:36:03 AM
Anyone who says watercolors are harder than acrylics is sorely mistaken! This is a very difficult medium - although now that I'm done I'm pleased with the end results.  Except I got some paint on the paper that I can't get off…guess I'll need to do a background color now to cover them up!  Any suggestions??? I think I'll need to join the club now - I really want to try those apples!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: lynn p. on July 09, 2014, 03:02:44 AM
Didwaud--You are doing just great!!! Keep going


Sharon--What a wonderful shad of red and the seeds are so realistic.  I would be inclined to fade the shadows out as you get away from the berry though.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 09, 2014, 03:24:22 AM
Thanks Lynn! How does one fade out shadows in acrylic  after it's dried? I know how to do it in watercolor! Would appreciate any tips!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 09, 2014, 05:08:41 AM
Beautiful red coloring  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on July 09, 2014, 05:47:30 AM
Thanks Lynn! How does one fade out shadows in acrylic  after it's dried? I know how to do it in watercolor! Would appreciate any tips!

On that background you just use neat white and then blend it over as the amount of paint reduces the colour you have underneath will show through the white.....(Hope that make sense it's a bit hard to say what I mean)  :crazy2:

So paint over what you don't want with the background colour (in this case white) when as you work inwards don't add any more paint but work the paint across until there is faint colour showing through the white and then full colour where you want the shadow to be.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 09, 2014, 10:24:16 AM
 :thankyou:   Lynn p,   JayJ,   ncwren,   Nolan,   Tousabella,    for your reassuring  comments.   :)


 I will be working on the berries again today, keeping in mind, your very much appreciated, words of encouragement.


 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 09, 2014, 10:39:49 AM
Gorgeous strawberries, Sharon.  So real!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 09, 2014, 01:47:07 PM
Beautiful Sharon! Glad you joined the acrylic group!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 09, 2014, 03:05:12 PM
Thanks everyone  - I'm glad I dipped my toe into the acrylics pool - and will be diving into the club next! And I didn't have the red Nolan has in the house - I actually used a mish mash of reds from various tubes in my collection!

Jackie - I'll try what you suggest with the white. Or perhaps I should just paint the entire background black??!!?
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 09, 2014, 06:04:02 PM
So - how does one join the acrylic club? I can't find the link on the website!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 09, 2014, 06:38:19 PM
Acrylic-free class
There should be a little box to click and subscribe
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 09, 2014, 06:40:42 PM
Can't seem to find it on that page.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 09, 2014, 06:42:17 PM
Scroll to the bottom-just click on acrylics period and scroll down.

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: musika on July 09, 2014, 06:48:11 PM
I think Nolan said that the single medium classes are all full. Just the VIP (all classes) has spaces left.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 09, 2014, 06:49:52 PM
Oh-I didn't see that.

You'll have to do the VIP Sharon.  O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 09, 2014, 09:53:07 PM
Darn - not ready to be a VIP yet!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 09, 2014, 10:59:40 PM
great job Sharon. To fade out, add more water to the colour, then wipe off the the excess paint on your kitchen roll first so you are basically just adding a colour wash, ie., the background colour is still shining through.

You can also still add the sunlight reflections to the right hand side of the front strawberry too O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 10, 2014, 03:28:35 PM
OK - I added some highlights to the right side of the front strawberry and redid the shadings on the left side, making them lighter as they moved away from the berries.  My friends can't believe how realistic these look in the photograph!

Nolan - if an opening comes up in the acrylics club, can I be put on the wait list?
Thanks!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 10, 2014, 05:30:16 PM
Sharon you are so fast!it is taking me forever to do those pips....is that the right word for it? ???
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 10, 2014, 09:06:02 PM
there we go now the strawberry is rounded :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 10, 2014, 09:08:14 PM
Very pretty stawberries Sharon.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 10, 2014, 09:19:14 PM
Thanks Zayn, Nolan and Natalie! And your suggestions Nolan, while small made a huge difference. Since this photo is from morgueFile can I sell this painting? Someone has asked me if they could buy it but I said I had to check with you first.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 11, 2014, 09:18:26 AM
Fabulous strawberries, Sharon

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 11, 2014, 02:48:53 PM
Thanks Mea. Working on the apples now!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on July 11, 2014, 03:34:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: delishes strawberries Sharon.  Well done.   
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 11, 2014, 08:53:21 PM
Thanks, Danielle! I'm discovering that Nolan's as good a teacher as his dad!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 12, 2014, 05:23:34 PM
I believe I'm finished this awesome lesson.  Any comments are greatly appreciated as always.  Thanks ?


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Fiona on July 12, 2014, 06:26:06 PM
Well all I can say is "Wow!  Good Job!!" everyone's strawberry's look fantastic! (As I slide my pitiful attempt under a mound of assorted odds and ends)  I really will have to pull finger and have another go as my first attempt was an unmitigated disaster!  :tongue:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 12, 2014, 07:03:38 PM
Gorgeous!  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 12, 2014, 07:12:19 PM
Great job Didwaud!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 12, 2014, 08:20:28 PM
Lovely strawberries Didwaud!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 12, 2014, 10:00:29 PM
Didwaud,

Great strawberries.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 12, 2014, 10:40:44 PM
excellent job :congrats: :cloud9:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 12, 2014, 11:13:12 PM
 :thankyou:   Nolan,  Mea,  JayJ,  Sharon,  ncwren,  and Fiona for your much appreciated comments.   :)

Now on to the apple lesson !
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Tousabella on July 13, 2014, 01:23:41 AM
Congrats, Didwaud, on the newsletter!!  Well deserved.
 :clap:     :clap:      :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on July 13, 2014, 02:28:54 AM
I believe I'm finished this awesome lesson.  Any comments are greatly appreciated as always.  Thanks ?




 :clap: :clap: Love the front strawberry, feel like I could pick it up and eat it!  So realistic...Good Job!  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Harald on July 14, 2014, 12:17:59 PM
My try this time. It was a strugle. Painted With Atelier on Canvas. Harald
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 14, 2014, 01:19:37 PM
Looks great Harald.   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 14, 2014, 02:14:19 PM
Harold ....... 

Your strawberries look yummy.  Great painting !!   

Keep up the good work.   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 14, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
Well done Harold - great job on the highlights! Did you add any of the yellow color into the piths? Can't tell if you did or not. I know that little but of brightness makes a big difference.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 14, 2014, 07:42:27 PM
looks great Harald.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Add a bit more reflection on the right hand side so that the edge is pretty much pure sun colour and then fades away towards the inside O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 14, 2014, 08:45:29 PM
Great work Harald!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on July 15, 2014, 12:17:29 AM
My try this time. It was a strugle. Painted With Atelier on Canvas. Harald

You've done really well Harald....Congrats...it's very hard to move between mediums sometimes but it's a wonderful challenge :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Harald on July 15, 2014, 07:01:16 AM
In here, there are many fine strawberries.
Many thanks for your encouraging comments. Yes Sharon I had a little yellow in the white on the right side and a little blue on the other side, but I see I could have had a little more. I will work a bit more with this after good advices.
Harald
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Harald on July 16, 2014, 09:21:10 AM
2. try
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 16, 2014, 09:51:34 AM
Harald,

Your strawberries look beautiful.  Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 16, 2014, 03:41:18 PM
Big difference, Harald - well done!
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Post by: nolan on July 17, 2014, 12:03:35 AM
there we go, well done Harald :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on July 17, 2014, 07:35:03 AM
 :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Tousabella on July 25, 2014, 04:13:54 AM
I just popped in here, and Harald....your strawberries are great!  I almost missed ya!  Great job, and the finished touch is wonderful.
 :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: sally13 on July 25, 2014, 05:49:55 AM
Great job Harald, yum! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on July 25, 2014, 12:14:55 PM
Deborah you did an excellent job on your strawberries. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Harald you also did a great job on the strawberries.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 25, 2014, 01:56:29 PM
 :thankyou:   Danielle123  ..... I appreciate your compliment.

 I really enjoyed this lesson.

Thank you for commenting.  ?
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: May lynn on July 26, 2014, 04:54:16 AM
Here is my first go at using acrylic.   Certainly not as easy
as I thought.  I used Atelier Interactive paint.


Acrylics are definitely a different kettle of fish from Oils.

May lynn

 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 26, 2014, 06:31:22 AM
May Lynn,

Yes, Using acrylics looks challenging.  The bottom strawberry looks better than the top one, so you must have improved as you went down the paper.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: voodoolady on July 26, 2014, 07:44:22 AM
Here is my first go at using acrylic.   Certainly not as easy
as I thought.  I used Atelier Interactive paint.



Acrylics are definitely a different kettle of fish from Oils.

May lynn

haha yes they are! Front strawberry is great....I think with the top strawberry your "pips" are a bit too ducks in a row and there is some yellow ochre in the original and the top strawberry is softer and not quite as "in focus" as your....you did really well though I love your bottom strawberry and I know what it's like with acrylics and blending etc so job well done
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on July 26, 2014, 02:37:01 PM
I think you did a grat job  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on July 26, 2014, 05:41:57 PM
Considering how challlenging Acrylic is, if u are new to the medium , for  a first go....I think you did really well MayLynn!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 26, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
I think you have done a great job for your first attempt at acrylics, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
As you go along, it becomes easier O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: johnbeam on September 11, 2014, 02:39:05 AM
My Attempt at the Strawberry! This is my first painting ever! So much Fun! Me and my daughter decided to try painting to grow closer together.... Its working so far !!!!!!  :smitten: :clap: We spent the day together painting and now she wants to continue...
I am wondering what class to try next? Maybe painting oils with Acrylics or Apples Lesson?
I have so many questions about things like wet canvas and preparing canvas with Gesso stuff?? I am kinda interested in doing skys and landscape stuff... but this was so fun I may try apples to go with my strawberry...
 Anyhow comments welcome... Love this website.... :thankyou:

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on September 11, 2014, 03:13:46 AM
Nice work John!  :clap:
You get the great dad award today.  O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 11, 2014, 05:22:25 AM
Great that you found Paintbasket, John.  It has changed the lives of many of us.


Happy to hear that you will be bonding with your daughter through art.Off to a good start with the strawberries.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: jennylynn on September 11, 2014, 08:43:26 AM
great painting john, and what a great way to bond with your daughter  :yippee: 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on September 11, 2014, 01:07:09 PM
Great strawberies Maylynn and John.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on September 11, 2014, 09:45:31 PM
awesome job John, so where is your daughter's painting, we want to see her version too :nosey:

I suggest you follow the lessons according to the Lesson plan as they build on each other - you will progress faster that way O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: CarolHorvath on September 20, 2014, 07:02:51 PM
 :wave:
John your strawberries have my mouth watering every time I look at them. I love the shade of red you used.  :not_worthy:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sherri on January 10, 2015, 09:23:23 PM
Well I really struggled with the Acrylics but I do think I will like them.  They are less forgiving than oils.  Will keep working at it.  I know my shadows are really messed up!!!   :( 

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Sherri


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Bellarina on January 10, 2015, 10:05:41 PM
Good for you to try out acrylics.  I think you did a very good job with the strawberries.  :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 10, 2015, 10:17:11 PM
Sherri

Great strawberries.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on January 11, 2015, 03:40:36 AM
The stawberries turned out nice  :clap:
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Post by: JayJ on January 13, 2015, 06:37:05 AM
Great work  John!


Lovely  strawberries Sherri!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on January 14, 2015, 09:35:00 PM
beautiful strawberries Sherri :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just give the shadows another layer, it looks like the paint was too thin O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sherri on January 15, 2015, 05:03:38 AM
Yes, I have been using cheap paint.  Ordered Interactive and they came today!!!!  Can't wait to try them.

Sherri
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on January 21, 2015, 04:51:14 PM
Sherri  :heeha: let me know what you think of them....I finally found some up here and am reeeaaallly tempted!  >:D   Ok, so I'll have to broaden my 'focus' a wee bit more!  ::)     :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: May lynn on January 21, 2015, 08:42:24 PM
Dear Sherri and Val;

I have been using Atelier Interactive acrylics for a few
months.  I also purchased the Unlocking Formula as a
back up in case I found the paint drying too quickly
but, so far I haven't had to us it.  I do use a drop or two
of  the Retarder in each of the colours on my
palette.  This seem to give me enough time to blend colours
together on the canvas.  I also keep a fine spray bottle handy
for misting.   I was fearful at first to use acrylics but, it
seems to be getting a little easier as I do more paintings.

Some of my friend with a lot more experience in acrylic use what
they call GOLDEN Open.  It is readily available at most Art stores.

I started with Atelier because Nolan introduced us to it in the Introduction class.
It is harder to find here in Canada but, now that I have found a source, I am
very happy with it.    :painting:

I hope this helps.

May lynn
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on January 21, 2015, 09:58:50 PM
 :heeha: Thanks May Lynn, where do you get yours?
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: May lynn on January 21, 2015, 11:42:02 PM
Dear Val;

I purchase the Atelier interactive, from Island Blue in Victoria BC.
I can order from their web site, but prefer to call them direct at their
1800 #.   I found their service second to none.  Example: I ordered from
Island Blue on Thurs. morning and by Friday or Monday it is in my
rural boxes up Island.  While I am still waiting for an order from Opus
after 3 weeks.

I found this supplier by going to Chroma's website
and searching for outlets.  They have distributors all over the world.

JayJ was looking for one in Saudi Arabia and Walla!!!  a hidden art store in
his neighbourhood carried it.

I hope this helps.

May lynn
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: May lynn on January 22, 2015, 12:04:27 AM
Dear Val;

I just check the Chroma site and I see they have a " Click here
to visit Atelier's new website".   I visited and found that they
are also, demonstrating their new line called Free Flow.
It is much thinner than the interactive but, can be used somewhat
like a watercolour paint.  I should think that any store that
carries the Interactive may have this new line soon.
I thought the Free Flow tutorial was very
interesting as are the 30+ Atelier interact videos.

Good Luck!

P.S.  many  Blick stores  seems to carry Atelier

May lynn
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on January 22, 2015, 02:44:48 PM
Thank you May Lynn  :flowers:   I'll check Blick...I can have it sent to a friend in the US and pick it up on my way back south...whenever that is!  ???
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Sherri on January 22, 2015, 03:20:48 PM
Val I bought mine from Jerrysartarama. I always check between Jerrys and Blucks to see which has the best deal.

Thanks Mary Lynn for the information.

Sherri
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on January 22, 2015, 03:22:23 PM
 :thankyou: Sherri
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on April 07, 2015, 12:33:17 AM


We travelled when I was halfway through the painting.it was hard to come back to it... Couldnt get the right colors and shadings ...but I was determined to  complete. That was the only size of canvas ,I had around when we started the acrylic class.i decided to leave out the shadow and background  color...since botanical is the buzz in PB right now! ::) ....not that it anything near botanical!!lol
C and C appreciated!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 07, 2015, 03:28:37 AM
JayJ

That strawberry looks so luscious!! I want to slice it up right now and throw it in my salad. 

Wow, what a fantastic job.

I am looking at some strawberry leaves right now and they seem a bit darker and less shiny, so you might want to make them a bit deeper green to enhance the "botanical" look.

YUM!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on April 07, 2015, 08:32:40 AM
 :heeha: Excellent Zayn!!!  O0 You've done a fantastic job of 'getting' your colours back! Banner job here.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on April 07, 2015, 02:31:31 PM
 :thankyou: mea for the wonderful comment!To tell u the truth I was so focused on the strawberry....I didnt look at the leaves again.I will check the reference photo .

 :thankyou: Val.... For the lovely comment and cheering squad!.Now I guess u understand it takes me  forever to complete one  lesson.At this rate, it will take me another century to go thru all the  lessons! :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on April 07, 2015, 05:01:24 PM
Zayn, all I can say is lead on McDuff!!! I'm right behind you!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on April 07, 2015, 10:58:02 PM
I agree, beautiful job :congrats:
I am just missing the shadow to anchor it :-\
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: sally13 on April 08, 2015, 12:53:10 AM
Great job JayJ, I'd eat that one. Yum
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Andrews on April 08, 2015, 01:24:23 AM
Wow, great job Zayn!  :clap: :clap: :clap: It's an excellent painting no matter what you decide to do, but I agree, a shadow will enhance it.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Bellarina on April 08, 2015, 01:26:55 AM
Super luscious strawberry! Yum!!!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on April 08, 2015, 04:43:23 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan!
 :thankyou: Sally!
 :thankyou: Cheryl!
 :thankyou: Robin!




Thank you all for your lovely comments and stopping  by.
Nolan and Cheryl....will add the shadow! :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on April 11, 2015, 06:05:46 PM
Strawberries
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on April 11, 2015, 09:30:37 PM
Beautiful strawberries Louisa!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: sally13 on April 11, 2015, 10:53:26 PM
Great job Louisa. :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Bellarina on April 12, 2015, 09:39:19 AM
Lovely strawberries Louisa. 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on April 12, 2015, 12:29:15 PM
Louisa your strawberries look yommy.    :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on April 12, 2015, 08:33:41 PM
you are off to a great start with the acrylics Louisa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on April 12, 2015, 09:02:31 PM
Thank you so much Zayn, Sally and Robin. A special thanks to you Nolan for encouraging me with the acrylics for I spend more time trying to keep them wet than painting. Ha ha ha. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on April 12, 2015, 09:28:14 PM
I hear you Louisa ...it can get  very frustrating..... I gave Nolan a lot of grief!lol!


Soon you will find a happy balance.Nolan works on a tile,i prefer the wet palette.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on April 12, 2015, 11:03:55 PM
 :clap: Beautiful strawberries Louisa
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on April 13, 2015, 08:28:30 AM
Great job, you are coming along famously  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on April 14, 2015, 08:36:20 PM
you soon get used to using the spray to keep things wet O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Harriet152 on July 06, 2015, 01:08:13 AM
May you use brushes with acrylic that you used for Watercolor if they are cleaned, since water is the base for both mediums?  this is my first class in acrylics and now feel comfortable enough to start.  I have worked with pastels and watercolor.  Thanks for all of your good instruction. Harriet
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on July 06, 2015, 08:53:41 PM
 :bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket Harriet :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Yes you can use the same brushes - just clean them well after each use and don't let the acrylic dry on the brush O0

 :gl:
 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: sally13 on July 06, 2015, 10:50:26 PM
 :welcome:Harriet. You are sure to love it here.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 22, 2015, 01:09:43 AM
Hi everyone,

After a day trying to upload the image, I finally succeeded. I´m more comfortable with acrylics. This lesson was particularly extra effort, I'm ok with the result, but I know I can do better. Front strawberry was very difficult to accomplish specially reflections. Please comments and critics are welcome.


Pura vida
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on August 22, 2015, 01:16:31 AM
good job on the strawberries Juan,  i think you need a bit more red to the front berry it is too much the same tonal value.  I suggest you revisit the lesson.    hope you don't mind my saying so.  i can see you worked hard on it though.     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 22, 2015, 01:33:20 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle. I think you're right. When I looked it now it seems too bright even in the middle. O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2015, 02:40:40 AM
Juan,

The back berry looks ripe and luscious, but the front one seems to have a white fungus on it.

Hope you can make it look as good as the back one.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: ncwren on August 22, 2015, 01:32:53 PM
Strawberries look great!  :clap:
Your shadows need to be softened at the edges and darkened next to the berries.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 22, 2015, 01:41:44 PM
Thanks a lot Mea and Natalie for your important comments. I´ll work on it when I get back.

Cheers.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2015, 09:29:48 PM
You have done a great job JC :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

what happened with the front strawberry is that you added too much reflections into the fruit.

The blue reflections are only on the left hand side, the yellow reflections only on the right hand side. In the center area there are no reflections so you need lovely intense reds in that area. So just bring that intense colour back in again
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 29, 2015, 01:42:19 AM
Nolan,

Thank you very much for your encouragement and detailed corrections. Also, to thank you for uploading the picture last time. I'll work out the fixes and it will be post it as soon as possible.

Cheers
JC
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on August 29, 2015, 11:35:46 AM
Nice strawberries Juan!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 31, 2015, 12:14:07 AM
 :thankyou: JayJ!!! :painting:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 31, 2015, 01:49:24 PM
Well,

I've tried to darken the center shadow and less reflections. Hope this is closer to a better strawberry than before. THanks everyone for your input, really appreciated.


Cheers
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on August 31, 2015, 02:38:24 PM
Much better Juan! We can now see the curvature of the strawberry. Great fix, very well done!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 31, 2015, 02:56:50 PM
 :thankyou: Val. It takes a while to learn this things. That's what I like about PB!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on August 31, 2015, 08:27:51 PM
Sorry Juan, I didn't get to finish my post...joys of the net!  :D

I think if you added a bit more colour (red) to the center part of the front strawberry, it will really sing!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2015, 09:12:30 PM
much better yes :clap: :clap: :clap:
but I agree with Val that you can add more pure colour in the center area of the front strawberry - you want the colours to be as vibrant as the back strawberry O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Juan Carlos on September 02, 2015, 02:54:27 AM
Thank you Val. I'm dreaming with all kind of red colors!!! :painting: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: cyril on January 02, 2016, 09:52:34 AM

Hi All,

thank you Nolan for this great class... It really a not a simple medium as we see you doing it without much efforts!.

Hope to reach to  that level soon! :).

This is my first painting in Acrylic and also  painting on a canvas.

Any comments and Critiques most welcome.


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2016, 01:45:08 PM
Very nicely done Cyril and it is always a daunting experience starting with something new. I will be joining you soon for I want to learn how to paint with Acrylics too.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 02, 2016, 04:51:10 PM
Cyril,

W-O-W!  The strawberries look so real.  Great job.

The leaves at the top of the one on the right look a bit flat.  Need a bit more shaping and shadowing.

Feel good about this one!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on January 02, 2016, 08:36:15 PM
fantastic Cyril, so glad you have decided to learn acrylics as well. You have done a super job with your first painting so can't wait to see your progress :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: cyril on January 03, 2016, 07:04:37 AM
 :thankyou:  Patricia , Mea , Nolan..
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on January 08, 2016, 08:14:06 AM
Great first painting Cyril! Welcome to Acrylic club! :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on January 08, 2016, 03:11:55 PM
Lovely straberries Juan and Cyril.    :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: cyril on January 10, 2016, 01:46:42 PM
 :thankyou:  Jay , Danielle
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on January 19, 2016, 11:58:12 PM
Will have to keep an eye out for you Cyril....  :detective:   you're off to an amazing start!  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: cyril on January 24, 2016, 04:09:34 PM
 :thankyou: Val
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: KathyKuz on January 28, 2016, 11:05:38 PM
Cyril:  Great first painting.  It looks like you had been painting longer.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: cyril on February 04, 2016, 03:56:43 PM
 :thankyou:  Kathy ...
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: BarryC on February 05, 2016, 12:42:46 AM
I don't get into these other mediums often, but wow, that is impressive, and to think it is your first!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: cyril on February 16, 2016, 03:29:59 PM
missed this !...  :thankyou: Barry!.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Carberry on March 18, 2016, 04:55:45 AM
Thank you, Nolan, for a very helpful tutorial! I have always played around with drawing and painting on scrap pieces of paper, but have never had a formal art lesson! This is my first acrylic painting on canvas (which I can actually keep!  ;) ) Looking forward to more online lessons! Please advice where I can improve - I'd like to learn as much as possible!

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: BeaSue on March 18, 2016, 12:02:34 PM
Great job, Cheryl! And welcome to Paint Basket  :welcome:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Danielle123 on March 18, 2016, 12:30:14 PM
Wow Cheryl,  that is Beautifull and we'll done.
Welcome to PB     :welcome:      :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Kathysutterlin on March 18, 2016, 01:54:27 PM
  :congrats::clap: Wow, Cheryl.  I had to do a double take to make sure this wasn't a photograph. Fabulous work. This is your first??? Amazing!  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 18, 2016, 04:01:23 PM
Absolutely stunning, Cheryl! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I've been considering doing something with acrylics. I love the realism you can get with them. This might seal the deal.

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 18, 2016, 05:46:56 PM
Cheryl, the bottom strawberry looks so much like a photo.  Wow, talk about realism!

Keep going, you got talent!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on March 18, 2016, 09:39:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Cheryl, your painting is absolutely gorgeous.  You certainly have talent as Mea has said.  Looking forward to seeing more of your work.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Carberry on March 19, 2016, 12:16:17 AM
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement! I am quite excited! It helped quite a lot watching Nolan's explanations - will have to see how I figure out colour mixing and "seeing" the shadows and light when I do it on my own.  ;)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on March 19, 2016, 04:17:19 AM
Wow Cheryl , this is stunning for first Acrylic painting!Wish you all the best!
Welcome to Acrylic Club!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Annie. on March 19, 2016, 04:26:26 AM
Hard to beleive this is your first acrylic painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: .  Wonderful job they look so juicy. I can almost smell them.

Welcome abord!  You will learn tonnes on PB.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 19, 2016, 09:12:22 AM
Great job Cheryl, I'm not an expert but to your strawberries look perfect. :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on March 19, 2016, 10:58:43 PM
 :heeha: Brilliant Cheryl!!! The strawberry in the foreground is excellent!!! The background strawberry is.... awesome! I love how you have captured the diffused look of the light reflecting! Awesome!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

You are going to paint incredible things with Nolan!  O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Carberry on March 20, 2016, 11:42:54 AM
Thank you all very much! I'm looking forward to this whole experience! :-D
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on March 21, 2016, 03:57:42 AM
:bigwelcome: to the PB family Cheryl :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I would not change a single thing on your painting, it's awesome :heeha: :congrats:

I am looking forward to seeing your next paintings O0 :gl:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Carberry on March 22, 2016, 06:13:16 AM
Thank you, Nolan! I'm currently busy with the colour wheel - very, very interesting!  :painting: :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on March 22, 2016, 06:31:07 PM
it is a lot of work to make, but you learn a lot in the process too O0 :gl:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Carberry on March 29, 2016, 02:15:00 AM
 O0 :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 27, 2016, 09:41:32 PM
Well, here's my first attempt at acrylics. Actually, it's my first attempt at painting outside of house painting. ;)

I struggled a bit with this, but things seemed to get better the more mistakes I made.

Please let me know what you think.


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 27, 2016, 09:59:44 PM
 :heeha: Wow Steve! I think your painting  looks like a photo! Amazing work! In all of your drawings, and now your first painting, you are very focused on precision and detail. Beautiful!  :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: KathyKuz on April 27, 2016, 10:04:28 PM
Cheryl:  Welcome to paint basket.  I know you will enjoy Dennis and Nolan's classes.

Steve:  Great strawberries.  They make you want to take a bite.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Cheryl Carberry on April 28, 2016, 12:35:46 AM
Steve, your painting is beautiful and looks very realistic! Love it!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 28, 2016, 12:45:57 AM
:thankyou: Kathy S, Kathy K and Cheryl.

I really enjoy the acrylics, but there seems to be a bigger learning curve. At least for me. I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Ribezla on April 28, 2016, 04:40:31 AM
 :clap: Looks sweet and juicy.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2016, 06:09:16 AM
Steve,

The bottom berry is fantastic - good enough to eat; the top one must have been your first try.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 28, 2016, 12:09:39 PM
Thanks, Sarlota and Mea!

Mea, the berry in the back is pretty much the way it should be. The photo od the berries was taken with a camera using a very shorty focal length, causing the back berry to be out if focus. As Nolan said, it was done this way so the focus of the painting would be the front berry. Take a look at some of the other examples in this post. Thanks for mentioning it, though. :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2016, 02:30:42 PM
OH, Steve, now looking at it a second time, I see that it is purposely out-of-focus and I remember that's how Nolan said it as supposed to be.  I am embarrassed - should have seen it the first time.

Great job..

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 28, 2016, 04:18:17 PM
No problem, Mea. Unless someone knew the painting was done from a photo, they could very easily think that I had too much strawberry wine when I painted that one. :beer: :drunk:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2016, 06:10:58 PM
Oh, Steve...strawberry wine?????  I'll have to look for that.  Not likely to find it in Hawaii, though.  Maybe mango wine???

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on April 29, 2016, 09:38:52 AM
Beautiful Steve!Acrylics can be quite challenging if you if u are new to painting...but you have just sailed thru!!👏
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on April 29, 2016, 10:33:55 PM


I really enjoy the acrylics, but there seems to be a bigger learning curve. At least for me. I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other. :)


Excellent job Steve  O0 ..... If I were you though... I'd keep your feet out of your painting...  :whistle:      ;)   You're doing just fine without them!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on April 30, 2016, 12:01:30 PM
WOW, Steve if that is what your first painting looks like, then I can't wait to see your 100th :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 30, 2016, 08:35:32 PM
Thank you, Val and Nolan.

Being the first, I did struggle a lot. :sweat: But I think I got a lot of valuable experience. I sure hope I don't struggle this much with the hundredth. :banghead: :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on May 01, 2016, 06:40:57 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Steve an excellent job on the strawberries.  You have such great potential ... don't give up, keep going.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: lynn p. on May 02, 2016, 01:06:51 AM
Wow Steve, Impressive!!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on May 02, 2016, 12:02:53 PM
Thank you, Patricia and Lynn. Don't worry, I don't plan on quitting. I'm a little slow right now because of all the outdoor Spring work I need to do.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Deborah F on May 26, 2016, 02:27:44 AM
Hello, I'm a new Paint Basket Member starting from the beginning... Intro to Acrylic Painting.  I was wondering if anyone tried transferring the strawberry template onto their canvas using the watercolor pencils as mentioned in the video.  How is this done?  :help:

Deborah
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on May 26, 2016, 07:01:12 AM
Hi Deborah! Welcome to Acrylic Club.
I think Nolan was talking about Watercolour   pencil transfer
The way you do it is to stick your template on window ..with template  facing the window.
And then rub the water colour pencil the areas of the outline...for strawberry you would use cadmium red or reddish tint pencil and for  leaves use green Watercolour pencil.Then place the template on your canvase like Nolan does...and trace the outline.!
Hope that helps
All the best!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Deborah F on May 26, 2016, 06:01:24 PM
Thank you JayJ!  I can't wait to get started!  I'm new to painting, but I absolutely LOVE it!!!  And I'm hoping some classes help me to learn a few things so I can create some of my own art.

Have a great day!

Deborah
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on May 31, 2016, 11:08:46 AM
:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket family Deborah :clap: :clap: :clap:
 :gl: with your strawberries, I look forward to seeing them
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on June 01, 2016, 01:32:29 AM
 :bigwelcome:   Hi Deborah, looking forward to seeing your strawberries and watching your progression. You are going to have such fun learning alongside all the folks here at PB.   :wave:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: SandraB on September 18, 2016, 12:28:59 AM
Hi, I am Sandy, and have popped in here every so often to read comments and hints but have not participated before.

Thank you, Nolan for this class.
I have really enjoyed it as well as the painting my strawberries. Now to work out how to include my painting! I added it to my album. I did it!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 18, 2016, 01:14:28 AM
Sandra,

Welcome to Paint Basket.  I am happy to see your work and glad you are no longer in lurker-mode.

We enjoy helping newcomers get familiar with the site. 

From the look of the strawberries, you are quite talented.

More, we want more!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on September 18, 2016, 02:13:17 AM
Beautiful strawberries, Sandra! :clap::clap::clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Mez on September 18, 2016, 03:30:09 AM
Sandra, that looks amazing! It was watching that paint lesson on you tube that inspired me to join here and I'm just starting with pencil so have a way to go. Fantastic work!

Mez
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 18, 2016, 04:29:04 AM
 :welcome: Welcome to Paintbasket, Sandra. I'm glad you have join us. Your strawberries are perfect.  :clap: I look forward to see what you draw or paint next.  ;)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: JayJ on September 18, 2016, 04:38:42 AM
Beautiful Sandra! Welcome to Paintbasket!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: EmmaLee on September 18, 2016, 08:14:48 AM
Those strawberries look perfect! You should be very proud. Welcome!!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Tousabella on September 18, 2016, 03:14:14 PM
Wonderful job, Sandra.  Welcome to this great "family" of Paint Basket. You'll really enjoy it and get so much valuable information.
So glad you are with us here.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: KathyKuz on September 18, 2016, 05:06:13 PM
Sandra:  Love your strawberries.  You did a great job painting them. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on September 20, 2016, 01:10:43 AM
 :heeha:   Banner job Sandra!  :yippee:   Nolan and Dennis will be so chuffed when they see these!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :oops:    Almost forgot ....  :bigwelcome: to PB Sandra!  :wave:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: TeresaM on September 20, 2016, 08:07:39 AM
 :welcome: Sandra good  :painting:of your strawberries
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on September 22, 2016, 09:24:27 AM
:bigwelcome: Sandra - I am glad you have decided to say Hi :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Your strawberries look delicious :congrats: I look forward to seeing more :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on October 02, 2016, 12:01:42 PM
A very warm  :welcome:  to our Paint Basket family Sandra.  Your strawberries are fantastic and I look forward to viewing your next project.    Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 13, 2018, 03:28:08 AM
 I decided that it was time this painting had a topic of it's own, since Val set up her challenge. The deal is that she will do the Strawberries in pastel, if I do them in acrylic .... no, no pictures yet.The strawberry lesson is listed as “An Introduction to Acrylics” and doesn’t turn up if you just write in Strawberries in the search space. It is also the very last lesson listed on the acrylics lessons page, so it’s hard to find. I think there is another Strawberry lesson for oils.
 I've been struggling a bit, both with my health, and the heat, but the weather is at last cooling. Hot weather makes acrylics dry very quickly, even the Atelier brand. It hasn't helped that, in order to not drip sweat on the painting  :sweat: I've been painting under a ceiling fan, but that made the paint glug up even faster  ::). Following Nolan's instructions, I sprayed every time the paint felt tacky. Between that and dipping my brush in water from time to time I ended up with very thin paint. I left it 24 hours but when I tried to add another layer of paint, the thin original layer peeled back in large  thin ridges leaving bare canvas patches :o and the original thin colour reactivated, smeared and blurred. The problem is too much water diluting the acrylic binder. Out came the hair dryer. I then tentatively painted on a thicker coat since the weather was cooler. Allowed to dry under the fan which, this time, was not switched on until I had finished painting. Yesterday I painted over it with a binder medium and I’ve let that dry for 24 hours. Hope to get back to it today.
On Sunday I met an experienced acrylic artist, Pauline Johnson, who confirmed my suspicions that it was the hot weather that makes the acrylics dry so rapidly.  She moved from Queensland (the Tropics) and was amazed to find that acrylics seem to do faster in  temperate Tasmania! (Must be something to do with less humidity?) She also uses Atelier but instead of using water to thin the paints she uses a mixture of retarder, unlocking formula and either clear painting medium or slow medium which she mixes together in a bottle and mixes with her paint in order to avoid my problem of diluting the binder. I don't have the exact proportions yet but she has promised to send them to me. Neither I do have all these mediums yet, so at the moment I'm only painting in acrylics on cooler days. I'll report on their effectiveness after I've done some experiments some time down the track. in the meantime, I hope Val's pastels are causing less trouble. :painting:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on February 13, 2018, 12:25:09 PM
Linley, thanks for the information on the acrylic paints and what you are finding with them.  I am currently in snowy conditions and I find that the acrylic paints dry so very fast too so I don't think it is just in the heat although that would probably be the case here too in the Summer.  However, I have retarder and shall try adding some to the paints when next I try the acrylics. Perhaps I am just used to watercolours. Anyway, it was very interesting reading. Thanks.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on February 13, 2018, 09:26:40 PM
Good going to start a new thread Linley.  O0   I downloaded Nolan's strawberry photo the other day. We have had so many squalls and fronts coming through it's really become most annoying.  :tickedoff:   I went digging for some larger paper and think I've got a good size to work on. I wanted to do it on sanded paper, but I think it best to do a test run first to find the right colours. I'm going to very lightly rub the back of the paper with sandpaper to give it a bit better surface.... hopefully.  ::)

We've had four really good blasts go through so far today with winds to 40 knots! Right now winds down in the lower 20's, still too bouncy to work on the drawing. I must say not having a working printer will take me longer.... but I'm sure my freehanding skills are improving somewhat.  ;)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 13, 2018, 09:43:06 PM
I suddenly remembered last night that I had not gessoed my canvas board before starting the painting of the strawberries. That would alter the tooth of the surface and further aggravate any adherence problems! I know a lot of people avoid canvas panels like poison, but previously I've always religiously gessoed and not had a problem. They are supposed to be pre-primed but the raw surface on this one in particular seemed rather slick. :whistle: I also found that not having a background was really disturbing me and making me reluctant to continue painting, so I painted in a glossy black one and now I'm much more interested in the subject!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on February 13, 2018, 09:48:49 PM
 :2funny: I go one of two ways, I either leave out the background (bit of a fear thing there), or go totally overboard and Oy! What a mess!!! We shall have to form a club for the "Seriously Background Challenged! Patricia may be interested in that one as well!  :2funny:

By the by, how are you doing Linley, hope your health issues are nothing serious.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on February 14, 2018, 12:55:27 AM
A club for the "Seriously Background Challenged"????  Count me IN ... I am the queen of the background challenged for sure.


Linley, I hope your health issues aren't too serious.  I am battling a terrible cold which is now going on for two weeks and I still cannot get rid of it.  I will be so very pleased when Summer decides to arrive.


Patricia




Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 14, 2018, 03:01:01 AM
Val... Patricia... thanks for your concern. I have had chronic fatigue for many years now, and although I'm generally much better these days every now and then I have a bit of a relapse. It just means that for a while I have to take it easy and not strain the brain too much. And remind myself that this too shall pass... so it's not all that serious, just a very irritating nuisance.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on February 14, 2018, 11:00:28 PM
Good to hear it's not serious then. Hopefully it will pass quickly and you can get back to your old annoying self!  ;)    :-* Love ya!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 15, 2018, 02:02:20 AM
 :thankyou: Val!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on February 15, 2018, 12:31:58 PM
So pleased to hear that it is not too serious although chronic fatigue must be awful. However, try and rest as much as you can. While we are looking so forward to seeing the strawberries, we can wait, your health comes first Linley because without it, you have nothing.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 15, 2018, 01:45:11 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia. I think/hope I'm on the mend again so the strawberries will be posted next week sometime. ;)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 21, 2018, 04:43:40 AM
Strawberries Binned! I actually broke the canvas board in half so I couldn't rescue it and try again. No matter what I tried to settle the thin paint.... thick paint, binder medium, hair dryer, several days drying under a ceiling fan, the red paint lifted every time I approached it with a damp brush. Maybe I'll have another go on another board some other time, but right now I don't think I could even eat a strawberry let alone try painting one again! :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: TeresaM on February 21, 2018, 07:01:41 AM
You make me laugh.  :2funny:
 Try just paper and not a canvas and if you love it you can then frame it O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 21, 2018, 10:54:13 AM
Teresa.... it suddenly clicked that after not painting with acrylic for a few months, I wasn't using my stay-wet palette  :heeha:!!!! No wonder the paint was sticky all the time in the hot weather! Of course I can't find the stay wet palette now, and I didn't like it anyway because the sides of the box are too high (interferes with mixing), so I'm improvising with an inverted ice cream container and putting the sponge in the lid. Glad I make you laugh.... I make me laugh too!  :2funny: So tonight I prepared another canvas and I'll have another go at the strawberries tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 21, 2018, 10:56:44 AM
If the stay-wet palette works, I might even be able to eat strawberries again... although they are out of season at the moment.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on February 21, 2018, 01:48:49 PM



 :doh:         :-X       :2funny:


Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on February 28, 2018, 07:20:55 AM
Surprize! :o
 I tore up the original canvas board a did this one and tried again on a smaller canvas (because that what was what I had on hand).  This time very little water and lots of glazing medium, and a home made stay-wet palette and the paint went on like butter.
 Been worrying that the background berry is the wrong shape... wasn't until I saw this photo that I realized that the berry shape is  ok, but the leaves are in the wrong place. I'll fix it later.
My home critic is worried that you can't see the details of the seeds on the second berry either. (He obviously doesn't understand focal points and atmospheric perspective... that's my story and I'm sticking to it.)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on February 28, 2018, 11:52:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifully done Linley.  The colours are vibrant.  Good job.    Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on February 28, 2018, 01:29:55 PM
 :tickedoff: 'ang abat, 'ang abat!!! There you are painting Nolan's strawberries free as you please, while I'm stuck shading his ball! Been at it most of the night. So not fair.  >:(   

Right, now that's out of my system I shall try to be civil Sybil.  :angel:    Linley you have done a wonderful job on the strawberries. Both look really good! Do remember though, when you put the leaves back on the rear berry to soften the focus on them a bit.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:


 >:( Not fair I tell you..........
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 02, 2018, 07:50:34 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Val.... both for the compliments and the advice. Val,  hope your weather improves soon so you can do something in colour for a change...
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on March 02, 2018, 02:21:29 PM
Had a couple of half decent days/nights, so got some pretty good sketches done. Only one more week before we head back to Guat. and calmer waters up the rio. Then I should be safe to break out my pastels again!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: dennis on March 02, 2018, 09:00:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Each little black dot is a seed that is set in a recess. Check a strawberry carefully and you will notice that each indent has a highlight  on its ridge. Add these in and your strawberries will suddenly become alive O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: TeresaM on March 03, 2018, 08:39:07 AM
Well done after all your struggles.   :yippee: No need for any more advise that has already been given  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 03, 2018, 11:29:07 AM
 :thankyou: The highlights are there Dennis, and the seeds aren't quite as prominent as they appear in the photo.  I followed Nolan's  instructions on the highlights religiously. I'll try and send a better photo when I fix the leaves on the background strawberry. Maybe I need to make the highlights more prominent. I'll look carefully in daylight. Your comment is much appreciated.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 05, 2018, 07:17:47 AM
I hope this is a better photo but many of the highlights still don't show up. I've strengthened the highlights and added more leaves to the background strawberry.  Any more suggestions....? The seeds just are not that dark in the painting itself. And the background is mostly pink with mauve shadows.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2018, 08:23:35 AM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: Now the strawberry is alive  O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on March 05, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
 O0    Those little touches have done the trick nicely!  :clap: :clap: :clap:    My turn is coming!  :eyesclosed:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 05, 2018, 03:14:55 PM
Nice work, Linley.  Ready to eat!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 05, 2018, 09:08:05 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Mea and Val. Your encouragement means a lot!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on March 05, 2018, 09:49:02 PM
Your strawberries are coming along nicely. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

The back berry is out of focus so don't want to add much detail there. O0

On the front berry, add more glaze on the left edge, gradually becoming less towards the inside as it is the reflected light in this image that creates the roundness
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 05, 2018, 11:57:28 PM
Ok.... advice noted, thankyou Nolan...
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on March 06, 2018, 12:01:38 AM
I'm going to stop coming here.... it's giving me a case of the willies!  :sweat:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on March 06, 2018, 12:46:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Linley.  Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: robynann on March 06, 2018, 08:53:40 AM
Fabulous Job. I showed this to my aid and she thought it was a photo not painted!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 06, 2018, 12:26:03 PM
What a lovely aide you have Robyn!  But Val.... your strawberry season will come soon. ... when the weather abates. Patience,  child!!!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Bill76434 on March 06, 2018, 09:56:55 PM
Dare I say ... this is as good as Nolans :sweat:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 06, 2018, 11:40:07 PM
Bill, when you say nice things like that, you can dare anything. :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: EmmaLee on March 08, 2018, 04:01:05 PM
Your strawberries make me hungry. They look so good!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Gita on March 08, 2018, 06:12:44 PM
Fantastic painting, Linley!
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: linley.plester on March 08, 2018, 11:55:32 PM
Thankyou Emma Lee and Gita. It was a bit of a struggle getting back into the acrylics after a while away from them, but I'm glad I persisted.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 01, 2018, 01:45:45 AM
Hi everyone,

Here is my second attempt at highlighting my strawberries. I have had a difficult time with the highlights and hope it becomes easier.

Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Bill76434 on October 01, 2018, 08:14:02 AM
Very realistic Bottom strawberry  :)
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: EmmaLee on October 01, 2018, 11:20:30 AM
Your strawberries are coming a long well. Those highlights are bringing them to life.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Happychappy on October 01, 2018, 02:55:18 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, Ginger, you have done an awesome job so far.  The bottom strawberry is excellent and very realistic as Bill mentioned.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 01, 2018, 03:41:08 PM
Ginger,

Nice job on the realism of the bottom strawberry.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 01, 2018, 05:02:51 PM
Thank you everyone, I did not think it looked to good at first but looking at it from the photo, I can see how the highlights bring it to life. Now I will work on the upper one.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on October 01, 2018, 08:38:27 PM
it's looking good, keep going :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 11, 2018, 09:02:44 PM
Thanks everyone.

Nolan, how should the top strawberry be finished? Or are you just referring to the shadows, when you say, "keep going?"
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 13, 2018, 08:54:39 PM
Here is a photo of my strawberry painting with shadows. Actually I have painted the shadows twice. I am not happy with how they look.  I need more shadow practice if anyone knows of a particular drawing for this let me know.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 13, 2018, 09:00:06 PM
I have attempted to complete the shadow on my strawberries painting twice and both times I seem to have gotten nearly the same results.
I need some additional practice with shadows. I did okay with the apples but this was more difficult for me. Any suggestions on other practice pieces would be appreciated.
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on October 14, 2018, 07:29:59 PM
Your painting is looking great so far :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What you want to is continue to add the highlight detail to the front strawberry, all the way to the tip.Remember that shadows are dark against the object and then dissipate the further away from the object they are. Look carefully at the shadows on my painting to see the effect O0
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 19, 2018, 05:50:48 PM
Here is a photo of my updated strawberries painting. It is amazing the difference with the darkened shadows. 
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: nolan on October 22, 2018, 07:25:18 PM
There you go, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Good job for keeping at it :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: GPeachy on October 23, 2018, 02:06:48 AM
Thanks.... :blush:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: TeresaM on October 24, 2018, 02:33:02 AM
Well done Ginger  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: njnjgirl on October 24, 2018, 12:58:14 PM
Very nice work Ginger!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 - Introduction To Acrylic Painting
Post by: Val on November 17, 2018, 11:18:46 AM
 :faint: Strawberries!!! Still on my list for pastel.  Great job Ginger!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Linley, I will get roundtoit   :promise: