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Tousabella

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on: March 10, 2012, 05:21:03 AM
I always feel that if you start a w/c painting, it has to be finished in one fell swoop. Now, I'm asking....can you start a w/c today, and maybe finish it tomorrow or the next day? Won't it change the pic by drying out....or do you just 'rewet' it without taking the color away?  Won't it change the effect you are trying to achieve if you leave it, then pick it up?  I'm confused. Guess that's why I get in trouble...I try to work too fast to get it done.
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Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 08:20:32 PM
I learned a little trick from another artist that has worked for me a couple of times.  If I have a dry painting and I want to continue, especially if softer edges are required, I wet my board, then lay the painting on the board. The paper sticks to the board (no taping required) and the moisture just dampens the paper enough that I can continue blending and painting. I tried it on a couple of my 'who done that?' paintings ( :2funny:) and it worked quite well.  O0
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Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 10:10:45 PM
Actually it is no different to when you use the hairdryer to dry your painting and immediately carrying on over the dried. You will see me do this virtually in every lesson I give.

Study carefully the way I work with the water and the brush and try to emulate me.
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Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 10:14:09 PM
Thanks...again ...guys.  Sometimes, I just don't have the 'steam' to finish, or am interrupted, so I get in a hurry. That laying the wet paper on the board is a great idea.
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Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 12:35:04 AM
sorry...wet board.
Dennis .... I watch the videos at least once every day before painting, then...I have the video running while I paint.
Maybe turn up my oxygen when it's painting time!   :2funny:   :D
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Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 01:14:50 AM
 :clap: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 10:28:07 AM
 :2funny:  :1hug:   :2funny:
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