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robynann

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on: June 17, 2019, 04:48:00 PM
I'm not happy with my blending of her cheeks. I did this last week so it's dry already. I had blended the cheeks but still got a hard line. I have a problem with darks blending right into mid tones and lights. Can anyone help.

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Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 08:29:45 PM
it's a good painting, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
What I find when blending a dark into a light is that one of the colours will be stronger than the other, totally overpowering the weak colour.To overcome this you physically add more of the weak paint onto the canvas to balance out the power of the other one.
As your painting is now already dry, it is an easy fix - just use dry brushing (only paint, no medium in the mix and paint in super thin layers) to glaze the line away O0


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Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 10:51:56 PM
Nolan,

Can you please explain how to dry brush oil paint without medium to make it thin enough for glazing layers.  I really want to try it.

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Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 11:41:47 PM
I have shown it several times in the classes but can't recall which ones now :crazy2: so I can direct you to place in a class where you can go watch how I do it so I will do my best to explain.
Dry brushing is when you paint using very little paint on the brush over a dry painting. The dry comes from the fact that there is no medium or oil added to the paint. You use the paint directly out of the tube.This technique works beautifully in oil, but can also be used with acrylic.
Note that your painting must be dry before doing the dry brushing technique.

Use a clean dry bristle brush and pick up the tiniest amount of paint as you can on the tip of the brush, then wipe most of it off again by brushing onto your roll of paper towel a few times.As with a glaze you want to paint in super thin layers so that the bottom layer of paint shows through.
Using the tip of the brush gentle scrub the paint onto the canvas. The more you go over the area, the more paint is left behind so the less of the background colour shines through.
This technique works well for adding reflections onto objects, adjusting colours of an object without having to redo all the shadings, etc. I also works well for fixing shadings where the line is too hard or soft and you only notice after the painting is dry.
Just as I say that I remember one class where I show it. Go to the Acrylic berries class, then seek to 2H43min into the class and you will see me adding reflections onto the leaves O0


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Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 01:23:37 AM
Thanks Nolan, I will try this. Just so I understand you. I use the lighter paint. Dry brushing it into the darker.. Do I blend? Meaning take a dry brush and go over it very softly hardly touching it blending.
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Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 04:34:56 AM
Ok, I will give it a try.

Thank you for taking the time to explain it in such detail.

aloha

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Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 06:26:48 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 09:35:33 PM
you can go lighter or darker with your dry brushing.
You can blend in the sense that you can lay a thicker or thinner layer of paint over the dry layer allowing more or less of it to show through


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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 05:24:16 AM
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Reply #9 on: June 19, 2019, 11:47:32 AM
Nolan shows the dry brush technique in the calla lily oil class too.
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Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 01:47:13 PM
In my last painting Matylda1 i used it but oposit to show more contrast bitween legs and sofa
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Reply #11 on: June 19, 2019, 10:03:50 PM
Thanks Dennis. Thanks Nolan I'm gonna give it a go. I'm pretty sure I understand what to. Thanks so much for going into detail.
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Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 08:51:56 PM
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