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Kelley

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Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 11:48:49 PM
It is looking very good.  Take a snapshot of the eggs once you get to a stopping point.  I am quite interested in seeing how you did this. 

I have an ostrich egg I was considering painting as if it were a Faberge egg.  You're Eggsecution has intrigued and inspired me.  I am odd like that.
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Reply #16 on: April 22, 2012, 11:29:13 PM
that's another interesting project for you Kelley  :heeha:


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Reply #17 on: April 29, 2012, 10:46:58 AM
Great background Yorkie.... has the look of rosewood. Can't wait to see the eggs.   :clap:   :clap:

Faberge ostrich egg...intriguing, hope you do it Kelley.   O0
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Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 03:49:57 PM
Thanks for the encouragement.  I will check around the web for other Faberge photos and see if I can blend it with my ostrich egg.  Ought to be fun.

Tony, how is your painting coming along?
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Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 06:25:42 PM
Thanks for the encouragement.  I will check around the web for other Faberge photos and see if I can blend it with my ostrich egg.  Ought to be fun.

Tony, how is your painting coming along?

 :thankyou: Thanks for asking about the painting Kelley ;)  I'm sorry I haven't posted further progress pictures yet. I'd intended to do the Eggs last week but things keep getting in the way.
I'll definitely post an update tomorrow afternoon Kelley.
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Reply #20 on: May 01, 2012, 06:34:45 AM
Alright!  Look forward to it Tony!   O0
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Reply #21 on: May 01, 2012, 07:59:34 PM
Hi Kelley, sorry for the delay in reply. Here's a pic showing how far I've got since last posting. Not much different really but, I'm hoping for some time to have a go tomorrow. So, I'll update again if I manage to get some done.

''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 #22 on: May 02, 2012, 12:35:40 AM
don't worry about us Tony, we will patient wait for you to hurry and and get this painting sorted immediately  :whistle:  :o  8)  ;D


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Reply #23 on: May 02, 2012, 04:03:02 PM
Lookin' good Tony. Take you time, who's rushing? We all, and i included tend to want to hurry things. And I know how you feel about no sleep believe me. I'd rather be mowing the lawn by the time morning comes instead of painting again.
I know negative...I'm just honest.   I have found by doing very small amount of work each day keeps things in order (and it's surprising how much can be done before you know it!)
Looks like a really nice composition. What is your medium your using?
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 #24 on: May 03, 2012, 04:07:58 PM
Looking Good!
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Reply #25 on: May 04, 2012, 04:22:44 AM
Tony, I am impressed so far.  It is moving along quite nicely, sir!  Do not be disheartened or discouraged that it is taking a bit of time.  We are here to gently encourage you, not to rush you.  You're doing great.   :yippee:
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Reply #26 on: May 04, 2012, 07:32:59 AM
Tony, I am impressed so far.  It is moving along quite nicely, sir!  Do not be disheartened or discouraged that it is taking a bit of time.  We are here to gently encourage you, not to rush you.  You're doing great.   :yippee:

Hey Kelley! Thank you for your patience and encouragement. ;)
I have got some time today and so, I'm gonna do the Eggs.  :yippee: I've learned quite a few lessons from this painting already:
1. I'm not sure if I like these deep edge canvasses any more. Painting the sides is a pain and a weird distortion and, doesn't allow you to hold the canvas to move or turn it round until the paint has dried. I may go back to the thinner ones that require a frame, esp. after seeing how the 'Rose' looked in one.
2. My paints have oxidized in the fridge quicker than I expected between sessions. This makes recreating the colours a real pain, esp. if I can't remember how I got the original! (I'm gonna pop 'em in the freezer from now on and see if that helps.
3. Smaller canvasses fit in kitchens better so, I should have thought about that before I chose a 20 X 16" for this 'Eggsecution' painting. I'll use a smaller one for the 2nd 'loose/impressionistic' version of it.
4. To make a full size outline on baking paper for overlay checking of the image when painting, like Nolan recommends.
5. Remember to clean my brushes the same day!

I'll update later today but, won't promise it this time!  :blush: could be tomorrow ;)
« Last Edit: May 05, 2012, 08:35:16 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #27 on: May 04, 2012, 10:15:51 AM
Update (4th May 2012):

I've used the 'Colour Buster' to try determine the colour of the Eggs. I got near the mid tone color and the highlight & Shadow. Problem was, I didn't stick to refering and using them reference points!  :idiot2: So, the Eggs have turned out too dark so far!

Here are the images for the colours I selected (I have videoed the mixing too but, it takes 12 hours to upload a short video to Youtube these days! So, I'll just keep 'em for reference)

Colour selection:

(Gallery link for a close up version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2599


Colour Mixes (Mid, highlight, shadow & Impromtus in between):

(Gallery link for a close up version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2601

Eggs so far (looking too dark!):

(Gallery link for a close up version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2600


I've learned that, perhaps the best way to help with the Eggs development is to wait for previous layers to dry. (maybe, I'm not sure yet)


Any tips for these Eggs Nolan?
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 10:18:43 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #28 on: May 04, 2012, 12:20:00 PM
Beautiful work. Zinc white will lighten those eggs right up for you because it is transparent it gives it a nice brightener but not whitener.  I use that in place of Titanium white due to it turning yellow over time.  I have heard of zinc getting brittle but I have yet to see that happen.

A few tips I found working with Water mixable oils: might be better to cover them with saran wrap with a wet paper towel or sponge inside till your gonna use them again. But I wouldn't wait to long these oxyidize much quicker that is why I use them, for the drying time.  I always mix up a batch and use very small containers to store them in and I always top them off with a few drops of water if I am not going to use them for weeks on end.  I never put them in the frig or freezer I do belive that with these being water mixable they will not do the same as the regular oils. 

I have stored them on my painting tile over a day or two under saran wrap and they do fine as long as I get all the air bubbles out.  Lay the saran wrap over the pallette or what ever you have them mixed on and gently press out all the air around each pile of paint making sure the saran wrap is like a vacume pack and then you don't have to worry about the paint drying out.  If you decide to use a wet paper towel or sponge just make sure you wring out the excess. 
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Reply #29 on: May 04, 2012, 02:30:11 PM
Coming along Tony  :clap:  They may seem a bit dark to you but they actually look like some of the eggs here....maybe you've painted Caribbean eggs!!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

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