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dennis

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Reply #15 on: April 06, 2019, 11:05:38 PM
I'm glad you took the challenge  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #16 on: April 07, 2019, 04:53:44 PM
This will be stunning, and she is a beauty.
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Reply #17 on: April 09, 2019, 08:21:19 PM
Thank you for all the encouragement Dennis, Mary- Lou. I hope to fulfill your expectations. I am stagnating a bit in my speed.. I painted the Saree in a simple manner with acrylics first as a base. Hope the fever  continues. I am completely absorbed in card making at present.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 01:59:24 AM by Gita »
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


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Reply #18 on: April 09, 2019, 11:16:30 PM
Speed is not the issue. Getting it right, even if slowly, is the issue. Remember, the tortoise won the race over the hare.  O0
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Reply #19 on: April 10, 2019, 02:06:43 AM
Oh yes, Dennis. Thanks for reminding me that😀. Painting with oils is also good to reduce the pace I am in sometimes. But at present I am so slow that even my mixed oil paints on my tile have started to dry. Tell me, how can I keep the colours from drying? Maybe you’ve  mentioned this already in one of your classes?
Thanks a lot for an answer.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 02:09:48 AM by Gita »
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


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Reply #20 on: April 10, 2019, 08:53:09 PM
cover the palette either with cling film or tin foil then place it in the fridge O0


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Reply #21 on: April 12, 2019, 09:49:41 PM
Thanks Nolan, will do!
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


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Reply #22 on: August 08, 2019, 05:15:02 PM
I am continuing to paint the portrait after a very long pause. The Saree is difficult with its multiple creases. Still a long way to go.The face colour is somewhat dull. What can I do to brighten it up, Nolan?

« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 09:31:59 PM by Gita »
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Reply #23 on: August 08, 2019, 08:18:52 PM
what colours have you been using in the face so far?


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Reply #24 on: August 09, 2019, 12:35:23 AM
Oh Gita, this is wonderful & inspiring & gives me hope..  Thank you for sharing your journey with this one :)
Before joining PB I attempted to try acrylic on a canvas - a woman in a sari, & then I realised I had no idea what I'm doing, so it's sitting there waiting for one day when i learn how to work acrylics, folds & faces.
(You look too young to have a daughter that age)

Just a personal novice opinion- I prefer the lighter coloured sari - it seems to bring out her face contrasting nicely :)
cheers Tracey


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Reply #25 on: August 09, 2019, 02:20:46 PM
Thanks for answering Nolan! These are the colours I used for the face:
Burnt umber
Yellow ochre
Titanium white
Zinc white
peach pink
Raw umber


« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 03:26:50 AM by Gita »
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Reply #26 on: August 09, 2019, 02:23:36 PM
Thank you Tracey for your lovely comment and compliment! 🤗
Yes, the saree is much lighter in colour and since the work is still in progress I shall reflect upon your suggestion. Thank you!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 03:16:24 AM by Gita »
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Reply #27 on: August 10, 2019, 12:57:28 AM
Gita you are doing a wonderful job of this painting and the folds are very good.
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Reply #28 on: August 10, 2019, 03:17:50 AM
Thank you Teresa! It’s quite a challenge to paint realistically. But I think with patience I can achieve good results.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 03:28:15 AM by Gita »
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Reply #29 on: August 10, 2019, 12:29:26 PM
My goodness Gita, this is beautiful and it looks like a photo!  :yippee: Exceptional work. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mary Lou

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