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Sacgal/Sharon

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on: October 26, 2017, 06:03:00 PM
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Sharon


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Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 06:17:54 PM
 :think: Something seems a bit off.... depth? Sorry, my lookers are a bit off with the light today. Check values between background and the cactus. 


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Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 08:54:47 PM
Sharon:  I think Val's odd look is correct.  The background is brighter than the cactus which makes jump in front. I would add a thin wash of a duller shade of the same color.  This will tone down the red a little.
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Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 09:29:34 PM
Thanks for your feedback, Val and Kathy! I'll need to find some acrylics and will try dulling the background color, Kathy...
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Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 02:58:02 PM
I think it is the right cactus branch.  The light shine on both surfaces (adjacent to the central line)... so it lost the angle between those 2 surfaces, making it look flat.  The other two branches shows the angles well (but could benefit from a little more contrast).

You are doing just as well with acrylic.  I understand the technique is basically the same.  The drying time is the biggest difference, you blending has to be done immediately... long before I even know where I plan to put my brushes  :coffee:  So like you I prefer oils  :yippee: