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Reply #360 on: August 15, 2020, 12:07:49 PM
Beautiful work Marie.  :yippee:


Nolan should be able to help you Teresa. :gl:
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Reply #361 on: August 16, 2020, 09:00:30 PM
Try on a canvas and not the paper to see what happens Teresa. It is probably the paper giving you the hassles


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Reply #362 on: August 26, 2020, 04:34:17 AM
Nolan I have the same problems with canvas and I have several pads of Canson acrylic paper so not a solution.
Maybe I just press too hard. Although I did notice your paint doing a bit of this in some of your close up video shots.
 I have found if i put a base layer of a solid colour let it dry for a day then come back  to do the hair layers it works. Not as hairy as your dog but it works. It's like instructions you gave for the teddy bear painting.
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Reply #363 on: August 27, 2020, 09:50:59 PM
Yep pressing too hard could do it as well.

What brand of paint are you using?


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Reply #364 on: August 28, 2020, 06:53:19 AM
Nolan I purchased Atelier paints as I wanted good paint and that is your recommended brand.
Well after days of painting sections at a time, mainly because I have a bad back I have finished.  :yippee:
I am pleased with the results. Not sure when and if I will paint the others time will tell.
TeresaM
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Reply #365 on: August 28, 2020, 10:57:56 PM
 :painting: Teresa this is Fantastic,  :clap: :clap: :clap: your perseverance paid off. I know what you mean about not sure about continuing the course. It is intensive.


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Reply #366 on: August 30, 2020, 08:53:55 PM
Wow that is amazing Teresa :congrats:
You would never tell that you had any problems.
Just keep testing different things to see why your paint is lifting.
Try pressing softer, try using soft hair brushes instead of bristle brush, try having your paint less thin, try hair drying the area dry before adding the next layer, etc. You will find the culprit sooner or later.


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Reply #367 on: August 30, 2020, 11:22:22 PM
Thank you Bill  :flowers:
Thank you  Nolan   :flowers:    and yes I  am proud of the result and perseverance.
I  have tried all the things you just mentioned in your last post. You can see part of the problem in the green background where the green was lifting off and showing the colour underneath, but it looks like shrubs so I left it.

Also just wanted to mention that I ordered a paint brush from Rosemary and Co and it arrived last week so I  used it to do the fine hairs on the dog which was a great help and may help others in this group. It's a filbert grainer and Lydia Steele's has a excellent video on YouTube on how to us this brush as it can be a bit tricky on paint thickness and wiping of excess paint near the ferrule. 
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Reply #368 on: August 31, 2020, 08:57:15 PM
what were you doing when the green lifted Teresa?

I will look into that brush, it sounds interesting


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Reply #369 on: August 31, 2020, 09:04:02 PM
ah I see, filbert grainer is another name for a comb brush. They do work well, but are very fussy when it comes to the consistency of the paint. Once you have the correct consistency then you are A for away. O0


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Reply #370 on: August 31, 2020, 11:38:33 PM
What was I  doing when the green lifted off ? Well I 1st painted strokes like you did but the were very textured so I let that dry. Then started a 2nd coat dried that off with a hair dryer. Stil it didn't look much better so I got my sea sponge with green paint to make it look motley but in several areas it started to lift of the 2nd layer of paint. Don't  know why.

It also happened with the Paynes grey when I  was doing the blocking in. It's a mystery!!!! :o :   :surrender:
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Reply #371 on: September 01, 2020, 09:41:30 PM
it was the new layer of paint re-activating the layer below it. The Atelier Interactive is designed so you can re-activate the dry paint using their activator, but paint will do the same thing. You would need to leave it for several days to cure for that to not happen.


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Reply #372 on: September 02, 2020, 04:18:39 PM
Love it Teresa!!! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #373 on: September 22, 2020, 07:42:48 AM
Hi Nolan could you please take a look at the painting I have done of a spaniel, I have included the photo I worked from and wondered could you please give me your opinion. People say it still seems to light but I find when I add the highlights it makes my dogs look lighter than they are, could you please tell me what you think Im doing wrong it would be a great help,
many thanks Pat


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Reply #374 on: September 22, 2020, 10:45:32 AM
I have to get back to this course. It is so intensive I had to leave it alone for a bit.. I just had surgery on my throat so now isn't so good a time as my energy level is way low. I'm having a hard time doing anything that is laborious. I'm pushing myself as I can't stand to be idle.. I really love this course and want to learn so much.. Everyone's results are wonderful.. boy I seem to be rambling today! I'll shut up now... :2funny: OH YEAH the results came back and I DON'T  have cancer! WHEW
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