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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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njnjgirl

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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?

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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


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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!
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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.
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njnjgirl

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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:
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