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Reply #15 on: February 21, 2018, 01:48:49 PM



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Reply #16 on: February 28, 2018, 07:20:55 AM
Surprize! :o
 I tore up the original canvas board a did this one and tried again on a smaller canvas (because that what was what I had on hand).  This time very little water and lots of glazing medium, and a home made stay-wet palette and the paint went on like butter.
 Been worrying that the background berry is the wrong shape... wasn't until I saw this photo that I realized that the berry shape is  ok, but the leaves are in the wrong place. I'll fix it later.
My home critic is worried that you can't see the details of the seeds on the second berry either. (He obviously doesn't understand focal points and atmospheric perspective... that's my story and I'm sticking to it.)


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Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 11:52:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifully done Linley.  The colours are vibrant.  Good job.    Patricia
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Reply #18 on: February 28, 2018, 01:29:55 PM
 :tickedoff: 'ang abat, 'ang abat!!! There you are painting Nolan's strawberries free as you please, while I'm stuck shading his ball! Been at it most of the night. So not fair.  >:(   

Right, now that's out of my system I shall try to be civil Sybil.  :angel:    Linley you have done a wonderful job on the strawberries. Both look really good! Do remember though, when you put the leaves back on the rear berry to soften the focus on them a bit.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:


 >:( Not fair I tell you..........


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Reply #19 on: March 02, 2018, 07:50:34 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Val.... both for the compliments and the advice. Val,  hope your weather improves soon so you can do something in colour for a change...


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Reply #20 on: March 02, 2018, 02:21:29 PM
Had a couple of half decent days/nights, so got some pretty good sketches done. Only one more week before we head back to Guat. and calmer waters up the rio. Then I should be safe to break out my pastels again!  :yippee:


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Reply #21 on: March 02, 2018, 09:00:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Each little black dot is a seed that is set in a recess. Check a strawberry carefully and you will notice that each indent has a highlight  on its ridge. Add these in and your strawberries will suddenly become alive O0
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Reply #22 on: March 03, 2018, 08:39:07 AM
Well done after all your struggles.   :yippee: No need for any more advise that has already been given  :painting:
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Reply #23 on: March 03, 2018, 11:29:07 AM
 :thankyou: The highlights are there Dennis, and the seeds aren't quite as prominent as they appear in the photo.  I followed Nolan's  instructions on the highlights religiously. I'll try and send a better photo when I fix the leaves on the background strawberry. Maybe I need to make the highlights more prominent. I'll look carefully in daylight. Your comment is much appreciated.


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Reply #24 on: March 05, 2018, 07:17:47 AM
I hope this is a better photo but many of the highlights still don't show up. I've strengthened the highlights and added more leaves to the background strawberry.  Any more suggestions....? The seeds just are not that dark in the painting itself. And the background is mostly pink with mauve shadows.
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Reply #25 on: March 05, 2018, 08:23:35 AM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: Now the strawberry is alive  O0
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Reply #26 on: March 05, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
 O0    Those little touches have done the trick nicely!  :clap: :clap: :clap:    My turn is coming!  :eyesclosed:


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Reply #27 on: March 05, 2018, 03:14:55 PM
Nice work, Linley.  Ready to eat!

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Reply #28 on: March 05, 2018, 09:08:05 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Mea and Val. Your encouragement means a lot!


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Reply #29 on: March 05, 2018, 09:49:02 PM
Your strawberries are coming along nicely. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

The back berry is out of focus so don't want to add much detail there. O0

On the front berry, add more glaze on the left edge, gradually becoming less towards the inside as it is the reflected light in this image that creates the roundness