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Oil Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Peony Bliss
« Last post by dennis on Today at 12:26:36 AM »
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Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Susan's Acrylic Pouring
« Last post by BeaSue on August 19, 2019, 11:27:03 PM »
Nolan, thank you so much for taking the time to offer those detailed tips. I very much appreciate that.   :smitten:
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Oil Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Peony Bliss
« Last post by EmmaLee on August 19, 2019, 10:34:35 PM »
Beautiful Maryna!!  Those petals are so perfect!
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Mixed Media Encourager Sessions / Re: Ink over Splash
« Last post by njnjgirl on August 19, 2019, 10:04:16 PM »
So true, Gita, this one was headed for the bin and my husband said no, it looks fine.  I don't care for it, I guess it doesn't fit the idea I had in my mind when I painted it, so I feel disappointed by it.


Thanks Nolan, glad to hear you think it  looks okay.




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Pencil Drawing Classes / Re: Nolan's Live OAL - How to draw a horse
« Last post by nolan on August 19, 2019, 09:05:50 PM »
fabulous drawing. Really good atmosphere. I can almost hear the horses running :congrats:
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Oil Painting Classes / Re: 22 - Peaceful Stream
« Last post by nolan on August 19, 2019, 09:01:56 PM »
Looking good, you have a beautiful shine on the water :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Acrylic Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Susan's Acrylic Pouring
« Last post by nolan on August 19, 2019, 09:00:04 PM »
there are various ways to gain some control.
The first is what I used for my astronaut series - I used masking tape to create a wall by only sticking half the tape down and bending the other half up.
Another is to only pour in a certain area, eg. pour a stripe of sky colours, then a stripe of sea colours, then a stripe of sand colours horizontally across the canvas to form a sea scene. You could then use a stick or panting knife to break the edges / form waves.
another is to pour the background very carefully. Think of your dragonfly example. Pour around the lines of the dragonfly to create the background. Us a stick or knife to gently move the paint closer to the edges. You can then gently pour the wings and body using their colours in the correct places. Again using a knife to coax the paint into the correct shape. The paint will probably runn a bit messing up your edges, but that doesn't matter. Once dry you come back and add nice flowing black lines to indicate the shape. You would then end up with an artwork looking something like THIS

You could also do the artwork in multiple stages. Pour the body, dry it, mask it off, pour the wings, dry, mask, pour the background. This would take a long time, but you could do several at once to make up for the dry times. If you use this technique, be sure to thoroughly clean any silicone off the area you want to pour over a second time atherwise the paint will not take.
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Monthly Challenge / Re: 1 Patterns in Art Challenge
« Last post by nolan on August 19, 2019, 08:46:24 PM »
what I like with this challenge is that it has made everybody think about what they are painting and doing some analysis of it :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Oil Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: Peony Bliss
« Last post by nolan on August 19, 2019, 08:44:12 PM »
fantastic, we love to see how you guys grow as artists. Over the years many of our students have turned their passion into a full time income. You are doing a fabulous job Maryna :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:

Don't forget to post your challenge painting
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Oil Painting Encourager Sessions / Re: One Step Closer
« Last post by nolan on August 19, 2019, 08:39:08 PM »
Your portraits are coming along nicely with good contrast in them :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What I want you to start doing is use the rigger brush to add some fine hair detail into the main body of hair. You have a few strokes to indicate direction, but need more to indicate detail. O0

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