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MaryAnne Long

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on: May 15, 2018, 06:34:17 AM
Today I worked with one of my kupuna students studying cast shadows. I'm not quite there yet, but getting close. I used some old 1982 watercolor paints. They still work really well even though they are as hard as a rock.


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Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 07:36:13 AM
You certainly are tenacious with all your projects Mea. If you give a "base" to the balls I think it will make a huge difference.


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Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 02:16:51 PM
Thanks, Bill.  Not sure what you mean by "base."

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Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 02:23:58 PM
My cast shadows remain a big problem for me. Really enjoyed doing this, though.

I decided to do a pear study and my cast shadows bothered me.  I started with a simple freehand pencil drawing (not pictured). Then painted four-panels (3 on 140 lb. watercolor paper with a canvas panel glued on for the oil painting). I used mostly old cheap paints - vermilion red, veridian green, and yellow ochre. Top row is water-soluable graphite on left and watercolor on right. Bottom row is acryllc on left and oil on right.

All advice appreciated.


Thanks to Nolan for finding out why this photo wasn't posting yesterday.  Seems that the English teacher in me put commas between the colors.  That's a no-no in naming a photo file.  Lesson learned.  No file name with no commas (special characters) now.

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Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 08:24:32 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: I like the shapes of the pears; good work with blending colors! All of your practicing with drawing and painting in different medium is really moving your art up notches! If the paints are pliable you can do miraculous things with them. ~Liz