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Reply #45 on: May 07, 2012, 08:44:54 AM
Tony, wishing you a relaxing, funfilled break with great weather.  Safe travelling.
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Reply #46 on: May 07, 2012, 04:46:52 PM
Have a good Holiday Tony. I'm curious how you blended your egg. I am doing one that's got alot of blending in it like an egg on the side along with my main painting. I have figured out their are a few ways you can do blending on things like that. One would be to just paint the whole thing over with a flat tone that is the value of the highlight (except I'd save the brightess value of all for later), then dry, then gradually one layer at a time, keep building up the darks till you end up with the darkest. Sounds like a fool proof plan, but I have not tried that.
I'm doing what Nolan did in portraits...side by side values..is that what you've done already on it?
But I can't get it real smooth, so letting it dry, then will glaze thinnly where it needs it. Let me know your procedure.
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Reply #47 on: May 07, 2012, 08:32:58 PM
Looking good so far Tony. It's okay that the eggs are too dark, it's easy to lighten and brighten from there. I think the colour you have now is a great undertone for the brighter colours. The left hand egg needs more blending though. The egg is perfectly smooth so you have to get the shadings smooth to show that.

Have a great holiday  :boat:


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Reply #48 on: May 08, 2012, 12:52:40 PM
Hey Tony have a great time. Take a lot of pictures.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #49 on: May 08, 2012, 03:40:32 PM
Not trying to take over this thread..but Nolan, once something isn't blended real well, can you give some advice on how to correct it somewhat once it's dried already? Is their a way?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #50 on: May 09, 2012, 08:10:58 PM
use colour washes Pat. Take a look at the tulip tutorial on Paint Basket TV and you will see how I do that O0


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Reply #51 on: June 01, 2012, 10:06:11 AM
Gosh! this colour mixing for these Eggs is making me crack up!  :D
I decided to place the mixtures on the actual egg instead of matching to the screen. This was a much better way. I realised that the 8 parts Yellow Ochre + 1 part white didn't give the right colour but, I'm not surprised 'cos, all the eggs in my dozen (12) tray are all slightly different!  After messing about with various mixings and getting frustrated, I tried adding Burnt Umber and some Raw Sienna + white. This got somewhere near. I've painted the tones of this mix and, posted the palette pic. I need to blend them and add the darker shade (with a slight addition of the background colour mixed in).
One of the things I've realised is, how the colour of Eggs are very similar to skin colour and, we all know how problematic that can be to recreate!  :sweat:
I'll post more as I go on. I just wanted to show the comparison of this new additional colour before I move on further.
Cheers ;)

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Larger image in gallery here:
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« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 10:08:25 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #52 on: June 01, 2012, 12:21:37 PM
Tony, it's coming along really well and you're making it a learning experience for us all.   :clap: :clap:  :thankyou:

It's interesting that egg shells can be compared to skin colour.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 02:37:23 AM by Lillian »
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Reply #53 on: June 01, 2012, 12:52:15 PM
I like it, it is coming along very nicely

Penny
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Reply #54 on: June 01, 2012, 01:41:02 PM
tony really like your eggsecution  up to now FANTASTIC!!!   the egg colour you seem to have cracked ha! ha!  and like lillia :clap: :clap:n said a great learning experience for the rest of us  can't wait to see the next update !
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Reply #55 on: June 01, 2012, 02:20:37 PM
Pat, it's coming along really well and you're making it a learning experience for us all.   :clap: :clap:  :thankyou:

It's interesting that egg shells can be compared to skin colour.
Thank you Lillian  ;)
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 05:49:17 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #56 on: June 01, 2012, 02:33:14 PM
I've been very slow with this project and, I apologise for it dragging on in small steps. With work issues and one daughter moved back home while the younger one setting up home with boyfriend and needed huge help, life is quite busy! I hope to do more soon.
I've looked up the base colour mix for silver in the book I've started using. It saves a huge amount of guess work, time and paint. This is one on Amazon. (don't buy it though 'cos there's a new one due out that covers oil, acrylics & water colour):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Color-Mixing-Recipes-Colour-Combinations/dp/1560108738/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338560679&sr=8-1http://youtu.be/rVOGhil4Avs
« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 05:50:01 AM by Topdoginuk »
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #57 on: June 01, 2012, 09:05:42 PM
gotta love u-tube :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #58 on: June 01, 2012, 09:10:32 PM
Tony, great colors. Thanks for posting step by step because now I know how to come up with that color.

I have that color mixing book you have been telling us about, haven't looked at it in ages, time to dust it off and use it.

This is going to be a wonderful painting!


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Reply #59 on: June 02, 2012, 02:39:36 AM
Sorry, Tony!   :blush:  I went back and put your real name in my post.

By the way, where is Pat these days???   :confused:  I hope he's doing ok, been missing him here.
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