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GPeachy

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on: September 21, 2018, 10:29:19 AM
Are there any video's that can be recommended for learning to paint the fading and soft edge technique?

I started into acrylic while I watch oil paint dry  :2funny: and I am not sure how to achieve this result as in Nolan's background strawberry. He mentions soft edges, etc. and I am not comprehending this technique on a white/dry canvas.


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dennis

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Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 07:38:38 PM
Ginger, you cannot blend properly when when one side is dry. This way there will always be a hard edge. Correct blend occurs when using two wet colours where the one mixes (combines) into the other.
Paint a layer of white paint on the white canvas first next to the colour you want to blend into or soften. This will or should solve your problem  O0
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GPeachy

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Reply #2 on: September 22, 2018, 02:17:02 AM
Thank you for your response.  I did not see that Nolan painted the background, that is what confused me. And how do we get the faded out look, in acrylic.

I have had luck in creating this in oil but not sure about how Nolan achieved this with the background strawberry in acrylics.
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Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 01:16:35 AM
You can also get the effect by using glazes after the paint has dried.  O0 If you are working on a white background, then I always recommend that you paint the canvas white so that you can blend white into the item (strawberry) without the white looking different to the white of the canvas (the gesso use the seal the canvas will not be the same shade white you have in your paint tube so coating the canvas with paint eliminates the difference in colour problem)

 
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