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Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 09:41:42 PM
Lyn the techniques are identical in acrylics.

You can add in your background after the bottle, just carefully paint around the edges or mask off the bottle with clear cover / masking tape


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Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 09:48:15 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. Appreciate
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Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 10:42:14 PM
also please let me know what you thought about the class format today vs the way I normally do it


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Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 10:48:25 PM
I LOVE the old way!!! I almost felt lost today! For some reason it made it feel way more advanced than I could do.  Most of the time I think, "Wow, I could do that.", because you explain everything. I like to watch how you mix the paint and every brush stroke.  I am a "show me step by step" kinda gal! Most of the time, if I click on a video on youtube that is a speed painting I will just close it, because I need to see EVERYTHING! :-\

I know you need to try different things to see what works for everyone, though! I appreciate all the hard work you put into making these lessons for us!
You did a great job on demonstrating the glass painting!
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Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 10:55:06 PM
Missed it, damnation  :tickedoff:

but did manage about 5 minutes toward the end of it.. Actually I do get bored easily, so this format was really great to watch, and I got an amazing amount out of the 5 minutes I could watch  :2funny: O0

but not the sort of format I'd like to use to paint along though as the pace was faster

thanks for the 5 minutes - even in that short time the master shone through  :thankyou:


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Reply #20 on: March 13, 2012, 11:08:16 PM
First class I miss in 100 years and you CHANGE THE FORMAT!  :tickedoff: Bring on the replay so I can see what I missed!  ;) (Bet it was dull without me turning your class into a circus!)
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Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 11:23:58 PM
I can't give an opinion as my modem went down sometime in the first half hour :( but will do so with the replay.  I felt like I'd been hit with a baseball in my stomach when I lost the connection! about withdrawal!

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Reply #22 on: March 14, 2012, 12:07:34 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan for the very informative class -- You surprised us with your new format--  :confused:  I missed Dennis  :'( But you made it through  all by yourself with your usual  8)!!

I liked the new format because by doing the background and set-up before the class you  saved  valuable live-TV time thus  allowing  you more time to interact with your students  O0  You actually gave direct and timely answers to the questions put to you through the chat box ;D ;D

By the way, I was totally unable to ask questions  :confused: - My text box was not there.  I uploaded the chat box a few times but I gave up and simply watched.  :'( :'(

I will try to replicate the lesson in WATERCOLOR because I do not work in oils (don't have them)  :'( Any tips as to  the best way to proceed?  The highlights will be protected with frisket of course, :smart:

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Reply #23 on: March 14, 2012, 01:21:38 AM
Couldn't get online at all this afternoon .... story of my life it seems   :'(   Sounds like it was a great class, I'll add it on the list of replays to watch.  O0
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Reply #24 on: March 14, 2012, 01:51:37 AM
Hi Nolan,

One thing I've enjoyed about the classes you and Dennis have given is that you have shown the complete process.  I definitely don't find this way boring. 

Today, I would have loved to see you paint that beautiful background.  It's kind of a combination of the folds in fabric and cross hatching.  I wouldn't have minded waiting another week to see you paint the glass.

Your pre-recording method must be much less stressful for you as you try to complete a segment in the given time frame.  Also, you are able to take your breaks   :whistle:  as needed while as you record and you can edit the recording before presenting to us.

You did a superb job showing us how to paint glass along with much more information along the way.  I just felt it went along pretty fast. 

I would never attempt to paint along with you, I'm much too slow for that.  In fact, I'm  embarrassed :blush: I'm not doing any oil painting at all lately, especially since you've won me over to this media. 

I enjoyed the portrait painting classes with the progress spread over weeks and the presentation given in detail. 

I love the 'old way' too.  But perhaps you've spoiled us and it's time for us to graduate from kindergarten so to speak.

You definitely have laid the foundation for us to paint in oils and now, are you thinking we are ready for a more advanced approach in your teaching? 

Whatever you decide, I'm with you!   :)

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Reply #25 on: March 14, 2012, 05:29:40 AM
The class was great, I did however lost connection about 1 1/2 hours in.

My take on the format. I liked it as a kinda teaser for people who have never done any kind of oil painting. So it was great as the free class. What was also great is that I could ask allot of questions and you were able to answer them almost immediately.

However I am also a step by step person. I basically started breaking out in a  :sweat:

I do have a suggestion. Could you not offer the full class (extra replay) as an additional (discounted) purchase in about 2 parts or so?

That is one fine looking painting, I am looking forward to doing it. I just don't think I am at that level to just jump in an go go go  :o

What do you think??
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Reply #26 on: March 14, 2012, 06:35:58 AM
Nolan great class today.  :thankyou:   I enjoyed the new format, the lesson was about glass and you delivered.  As we build upon each lesson I do feel that some things will have been taught to us already thereby allowing you to speed up over these parts.  The fact that you could watch your own demo and slow it down to explain things to us and interact on the chat as well was, in my opionion, great.  It didn't allow for as much chatting....(good thing Claude was not there)  we needed to pay closer attention as there were less repetative sections for us to yak in. ;)      It's all good, however  you  want to run the classes is fine by me :smitten:
Claude of course we missed you :'( 

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Reply #27 on: March 14, 2012, 06:53:51 AM
Thank you for a tremendous class as usual Nolan!  :clap: I look forward to watching the replay (I've now purchased access to it).
We appreciate all the effort you expend on experimenting with presentation ideas and, the fact that everything you do is for us!  :yippee: :hug:

The new format was very good and afforded many benefits. As you noted on the chat box and feedback here, some very important and essential aspects could be incorporated in the next tutorial if possible. Our need for a step-by-step approach and, to see every little detail of the process, forms part of our confidence building. Showing and explaining the colour mixing process on the palette is paramount (and probably more than 'ya realise).
I'd sooner watch half the lesson on colour study, tonal study, colour guessing, colour experimentation and the science of matching the required colours, before starting on the canvas! 
I can't wait for the next lesson to see if you are able to incorporate peoples feedback ideas.
Thank you again.

PS. We miss Dennis & Claude!
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Reply #28 on: March 14, 2012, 05:04:25 PM
Hi all.  I watched the class yesterday.  As usual it was great, informative.  I would have liked to see a quick run-through of you of the 3 hours doing the background.  I don't have a problem with the quicker pace of the pre-recorded video part of the class, as sometimes the step-by-step can be painfully slow, and I would prefer to just stop the replay if I personally needed to slow down.  Sometimes I don't know how you get it all done-the artwork, the photography and the teaching, so if this new way is better, I'm all for it. A little confused with the change of format--as I understand it- the live class was free, but the replay we need to pay for--is that correct?? Not a problem, just need understand the change.  Keep teaching and encouraging.


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Reply #29 on: March 14, 2012, 08:31:26 PM
thanks for the feedback guys. I am using the pre-recorded format here for two reasons:

1) This is a large, intricate painting, so will probably take around 12 to 15 hours to paint so showing it brush stroke for brush stroke is simply not an option as it would be as interesting as watching grass grow then  ;D We will sometimes have to use this format. It does have the advantage of us being able to interact even more with you as we are not concentrating on the painting, but on the chatbox.
but the main reason is:
2) I am finding that the live classes are eating into my time in a big way at the moment - I do the editing, uploading, etc. as well after each class - this means that I am currently spending the entire week working on the two live classes. So I am not getting to the marketing and building (programming and other art courses) side of the business like I need to. So I am trying to find a way where I can prepare the entire month's live classes in say the first week of the month, leaving me the rest of the month to work on other projects (like the voucher system you guys are asking for)  :-\