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claude

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Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 11:15:52 PM
My question was lost so here goes: I see you using canvas boards instead of stretched canvas all the time. Why? Economy or....
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Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 11:22:35 PM
the panels are just easier for me here in the studio as they don't shine through or have the give in them which could mess the camera around. When I paint for myself I prefer to use the stretched canvases O0


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Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 11:27:16 PM
Merci monsieur. Loved the class.
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Reply #18 on: February 08, 2012, 12:28:44 AM
 :'( :'( :'(  Sorry I missed the live class...   :yawn: :sleep: ... I must have fallen asleep while waiting for the class to start... :banghead:

With all the great feedback, I'm  :envy:...

Never mind... Thank goodness for the replay coming up ... can't wait...  :coffee:  :heeha:


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Reply #19 on: February 08, 2012, 07:33:01 AM
Nolan, you said that we can paint the inside of the box with matt black acrylic. I don't have - can I use black board paint (it is also matt ?)  :confused:
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Reply #20 on: February 08, 2012, 12:16:01 PM
Maryna

I don't know about Nolan, but blackboard paint sounds good to me - I think as long as it is black and not so glossy/reflective was the idea.

After playing indoor soccer tonight I used some of my Mont Marte (which is probably more of a student quality) paint to put a coat on the inside of a box I had at home. It is rather glossy, so I'm gonna try some fine sandpaper to buff off the glossy finish and see if that works.

May end up needing a second coat to make sure it is still all black and finishing that off with the sandpaper.

I think it should work. We'll see.

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Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 06:29:50 PM
i fyou have black board paint lying around that you don't intend using for anything else, then use it - it's just a more expensive option. Black poster paint will also work fine. You want to do the job as cheap as possible, so no artists quality acrylics for this job O0


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Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012, 06:48:50 PM
Hi guys

Is there a link to the PDF yet?

I have the box painted and am ready to do the cutting, but need to know the layout for the cutting of holes for the box.

I've been holding off on doing the still life drawing for my Drawing Course til I get the box right too...

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Reply #23 on: February 09, 2012, 07:17:56 PM
have not seen it yet Batman. Nolan well send us an email when he gets in on the air.
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Reply #24 on: February 09, 2012, 07:46:29 PM
I have just added the replay to Paint Basket TV O0 The pdf will now be able to follow - I just need to add the screen grabs in


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Reply #25 on: February 09, 2012, 08:02:16 PM
Thanks Nolan.

Not so desperate, I can just fast forward to the light box bit to get started. I had the inside painted and had the gaffer tape to stick it together, just wanted to see how to go from a box to doing the cutouts.

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Reply #26 on: February 09, 2012, 08:41:17 PM
Batman, let us know how you get on and, post if picture if you are able to. Good luck with your box. I'm gonna make one too ;)
Nolan does a fantastic job of posting these replays and PDFs. So much work behind the scenes it's breathtaking  :clap:
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Reply #27 on: February 11, 2012, 12:50:31 AM
Really looking forward to getting the PDF. My husband just finished building a small studio for me and I'm so excited to get to work. Right now I'm doing sketches, collecting things that might work in a still life, and making the light box. I have an old painting of a barn that I did years ago and never finished. Can you recommend how I pick up where I left off? Is there anything I should do to prep the old paint to receive new paint?
 


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Reply #28 on: February 11, 2012, 04:22:19 PM
Good morning everyone, last night I painted my 'shadow box' and it turned out fantastik.  I went to my local DIY store and bought KRYLON CAMOUFLAGE spray paint.  It is soooo very flat black   not a speck of sheen, totally non-reflective like it said on the can.   I am very pleased.
To make an already great idea even better I got a real  sturdy box from Staples,  then I centered clear packaging tape over the lines of the cutouts.  This will allow me to repeatedly remove and put back on the masking tape without tearing the box.  Also because it was a strong box I did not cut the bottom two pieces out so that in I would be able to flatten my box.  Storage problem solved. It is a deep enough box that I can use the front flaps as the light blockers, or if I need an even deeper box I also added the packaging tape to the top edges so I can easily put on or off the masking tape to hold them together to make it deeper like Nolan did. Now I just have to get the light and I will be all set.
Nolan thank you so much for the super Idea,  Can't wait to use it :thankyou:  :yippee:
Linda


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Reply #29 on: February 15, 2012, 04:40:02 AM
Thanks for another great class today Nolan.  I am gathering my 'silver items' and putting them together for  a still life. Hope to have it done by next class....
Linda