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liz

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on: November 16, 2019, 09:19:11 PM
 :painting: ALOHA, EVERYONE!
              It’s interesting how artists start their new paintings.  I thought about the different processes working with acrylic paints than when painting with oil. With oil I normally work dark to light and with acrylics I actually use the same process.  But somehow painting my water lily felt very different because I actually used the water color technique of working from light to dark.  I saw what I had done when I  looked at the photos taken of the process I used with a single flower.  See http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com

             I don’t think there are hard and fast rules to painting, but somehow we make decisions on medium and techniques and the how’s and why’s based on the composition and our subject matter. Sometimes this is done intuitively, but we can learn from our ‘discoveries’ of what works and what doesn’t in some cases.  This brings up questions as to why someone would paint a flower from the center and outward and another starts from the outer petals or why one grandchild starts from the edges or sides of a puzzle and another grandkid starts with any of the pieces that go together! :)  -Liz
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Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 07:59:19 PM
there are always more than one way to achieve the desired result. That is why i always say that I am showing you MY way of doing it in the classes. Sometimes I will purposely use a different method in a similar class in order to expand your knowledge and prove the point.

I understand working from light to dark in watercolour as it is just the most practical way of getting shadings due to the paints being transparent, but with oil, acrylic, gouache, etc where the paints are opaque you can paint either way around without any hassles.

Knowing that there are multiple ways to do the same thing in art frees us up to experiment and find new / our own ways of doing things. Inevitably this results in us each developing our own style :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 11:38:47 PM
 :thankyou: NOLAN, for encouraging experimentation with mediums and painting techniques.  As a beginner in art, learning basic principles, skills and techniques from experienced teachers FIRST, as I have done since 2011 on PB, has given me an advantage over some folks who don’t want to spend time and a little money to build up a foundation first.  From your tutorials I’ve learned to draw and paint animals, do portraits, other subject matter, and more recently apply basic art principles to flower paintings. I am excited about exploring color more as well as creating different effects in my compositions. Thanks so much for Paint Basket! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz


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Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 07:25:18 PM
I can't wait to see your creations :heeha:


 

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