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MaryAnne Long

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Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 08:35:34 PM
Did some serious practice today on signing on an old discarded canvas.

I ended up getting the best results with a small 0 brush.  I just cannot control the rigger brush.

Obviously, some are better than others.  The best ones were when I broke the round letters into arcs and did each part separately.  I made the paint really inky and redipped the brush constantly.

Thank, Dennis, I feel that I am making progress.  Will practice more again.  It's hard on my eyes for more than 30 minutes at a time.


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Reply #16 on: September 25, 2017, 12:43:47 AM
 ::)   This signing business can sure be tricky!

Two questions: 
   1)  Do you think the length of the brush bristles/hairs makes a difference in the flow of the paint, in signing not in tree twigs or such;
   2)  What do you think about outlining lightly with a wax or watercolor pencil, then go over it with the paint?  Your letters should be uniform size then.

Actually, another question for Dennis:
   Is it O.K. To sign only first name?  It is hard enough with just first name.  I am trying that now with a flourish.  Just 3 letters. Thanks.~ Liz


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Reply #17 on: September 26, 2017, 04:26:06 PM
I think it's a matter of preference Liz. Of course you could become confused with other artists if you have a fairly common name. In which case you would need to make it instantly recognizable as yours, as Nolan has done. His is very distinct. O0
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Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 01:39:57 AM
I think Liz is great.  Nice and easy to remember, not to mentionned made famous by the movie The Parent Trap  ? .  Just make those 3 letters look special and unique.

My name is common but I have never seen a signature similar to mine.