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Reply #45 on: January 21, 2012, 02:33:27 PM
Lilllian,
I think you have a very interesting painting. Yours is unique. How many can say they have a tree inside of a tree. :2funny: :2funny: I think everyone did a very good job on their paintings.
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Reply #46 on: January 21, 2012, 07:51:09 PM
Lillian, the tree inside the tree has just added some extra perspective into the painting. O0

Well done everybody :clap:


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Reply #47 on: January 21, 2012, 09:38:00 PM
Thanks for your kind remarks Nina and Nolan.   :thankyou:

I had fun painting it.  Our furnace keeps our house nice and cosy but the dry air tends to dry my puddles of paint. 

Perhaps I'll see about getting a humidifier to put in the room.  I'll add it to my wish list.   :)
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Reply #48 on: January 21, 2012, 11:16:31 PM
Dennis,

Having a slight hearing deficit ( MY  wife says "Deafer than a post"  :o :o)  I do not always catch the name of the color you are using.  Could you label the pan paints the same way you have labeled the Tubes in the "pill boxes"?

For those of us who are "deef" , I think it might help

Thanks
Brian
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Reply #49 on: January 21, 2012, 11:34:41 PM
Karen-> I love your trees! :clap: :clap:

Lillian->  the shading in the clouds and the hill side on the left. :yippee: I hope I can do so good

I also agree with Nolan, the added tree on the right ( to me) adds an increased sense of depth.

O.K. So now I got to go  :painting: the tonal cottage !!  The pressure, the pressure,!! such competition!!!
Joking aside,  Thank you all for sharing your work, It inspires me  :flowers:

P.S.  Did a tonal sketch for my next cosmos, will post later for suggestions.

Brian
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Reply #50 on: January 21, 2012, 11:36:45 PM
Lillian, my apologies - I just could not resist that remark :) There's nothing wrong with the trees. If I remember I will show you tomorrow how to keep those puddles from drying out too quickly - with a very fine mist spray.

Brian - will do my best to help you and others out.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2012, 11:38:29 PM by dennis »
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Reply #51 on: January 22, 2012, 04:47:59 AM
   Here is my tonal painting.  I had been given some WC paper a while back so I used it for this excercise.  What a mistake, you could not blot it or move the paint around one tiny bit.  I had even stretched the paper but it buckled terribly. :tickedoff:   What to do?  So as it was only an excercise and I had nothing to lose I thought, and 'brilliantly' I might add! Why not Iron it.  So I put the iron on to steam and ironed both sides! :pray:  :sweat:  Came out flat as could be!!! :yippee:
Linda


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Reply #52 on: January 22, 2012, 05:41:11 AM
 O0 clever sapphirelynn.
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Reply #53 on: January 22, 2012, 05:56:30 AM
I can't really fault this painting at all - well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

From your description you were give a very thin or lightweight watercolour paper for it to buckle so much. For interest sake what were the specifics of the paper?

I really like your ingenuity  ;D O0
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Reply #54 on: January 22, 2012, 06:55:10 AM
Thanks guys, Dennis I just now looked at it and it was 120# Rough surface. Perhaps the rough surface was why I could not even blot and it looked grainy...think I will stick to 140# smooth till I learn more :)  really enjoying your classes... hugs Lynn
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Reply #55 on: January 22, 2012, 11:49:12 AM
Sapphirelynn ... wouldn't even have known you had problems with the paper etc... because your painting look fantastic  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #56 on: January 22, 2012, 01:24:55 PM
No, not the slightest sign that you had a problem with the paper, Sapphirelynn.  Nice job on your painting!  :clap: :clap:

Yes, I have heard of ironing the paper if it buckles but I've never tried it.  I'm glad it worked for you.   O0 

Once I did a painting that I thought was reasonably good, (rare).  Even though I used 140lb cold press, it buckled terribly.  I considered ironing the paper, but ended up pressing the paper under heavy books which worked. 

I was told that if it is still damp, not to leave it there too long in case of mildew. 
I wasn't told how to go about doing this though, but this worked for me.--

I moistened my painting on the back side so it was evenly damp.  I have heard that this alone will help to smooth the paper out but in this case it didn't do it for me, so here's what I did and it worked.

On an old plastic tablecloth, I laid a failed watercolor painting (absorbent) wrong side up, then laid my damp and buckled painting on it right side up, then smoothed plastic wrap over it, then put heavy books on top. 

(The plastic wrap between the painting and the books prevented dampness from transferring to the to the books which could do damage to both the painting and the books.) 

I uncovered it for a while everyday to give it air.  The first couple of days when I took the painting out to get some air, I could see it was starting to buckle again.  It was still damp, so I repeated the process.  After a few days, it was completely dry and flat.

Next time, if I run into the problem, I'll try ironing it.  It sounds like a quicker process.

I'm wondering, sapphirelynn, what surface did you iron your painting on?

Dennis, do you have any other solutions to the buckling problem?
« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 02:16:57 PM by Lillian »
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Reply #57 on: January 22, 2012, 04:49:02 PM
Sapphirelynn,  Terrific! Both your painting and wrinkle remover idea.   :clap:
Now, if we could just come up with  such a quick and easy wrinkle remover we could use on ourselves!!!!  :2funny:
Christina


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Reply #58 on: January 22, 2012, 05:23:24 PM
 :2funny: botox??
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Reply #59 on: January 22, 2012, 05:29:07 PM
I guess I should have added "cheap!"  ;)
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