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Reply #45 on: September 21, 2012, 01:00:01 PM
Mary--I haven't seen this class but I will tell you that your painting looks AWESOME.  I don't see anything to correct.  Can't wait to see the water you put in.  The fish look so very real.  Love it :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lynn - thank you!  It may be dry enough today...my oils have been drying very quickly with the brisker weather arriving on this first day of autumn here so maybe I can put the water in today.  This one was a challenge but I enjoyed every minute.  Thanks again for your encouragement!  :)


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Reply #46 on: September 21, 2012, 01:09:01 PM
Looks great to me as well Mary  :clap:
What you generally want to do is darken the fins towards the body to show they tuck in there and the body is casting a shadow on them, so your's is spot on O0

Nolan - This was the first time I experimented with trying to apply everything you taught with the baby fish and when I froze wth the big fish, I decided to just look at the little one as my sole reference tossing in some common sense (rare) and if it's spot on, the credit belongs to you.  I wouldn't have even colored it in with crayons were it not for you so thank you for your assessment and THANK you for giving me the confidence to try.   :) :thankyou:


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Reply #47 on: September 21, 2012, 01:36:44 PM
Thanks for the very positive comments everyone. my next problem will be to find an art shop where I can buy some varnish or something similar - and maybe a framers.
those words are not for publication, Val - for some reason every time I pause my replay, the whole video freezes and I have to restart and come back in. It is probably something to do with the change in my IP address but if you can travel around and have your replays behave then mine should too. No doubt i'll find some kind of fix.


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Reply #48 on: September 21, 2012, 02:56:16 PM
Karen - the same thing happens to me, too.  If I pause and hit play again, it freezes...I does seem that I can do it once before the freezing begins but I also have to keep going back to the beginning.  I have no idea why.


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Reply #49 on: September 21, 2012, 06:18:38 PM
WOW!!  Karen, that is perfect.  You do beautiful work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #50 on: September 21, 2012, 10:06:51 PM
No luck for me there either Karen. If I pause the video...it starts over and I cannot forward it to the spot I left off. Afraid it's all or nothing for me. Then again...it takes so long for me to see a whole video I really don't want to interrupt it!   :eek:
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Reply #51 on: September 22, 2012, 02:49:18 PM
Ok, so here is an update. I think it looks stupid, they seem to be competing with each other. My sons says "cool tiger fish mom" (to the one with the black)

So now I will wait for it to dry and then add the 'water effect'

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


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Reply #52 on: September 22, 2012, 03:03:40 PM
Question
What size of canvas did Nolan use in his lesson? Was it 16x20?
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Reply #53 on: September 22, 2012, 03:09:58 PM
Yes, Nina...16 x 20.


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Reply #54 on: September 22, 2012, 03:12:35 PM
Ok, so here is an update. I think it looks stupid, they seem to be competing with each other. My sons says "cool tiger fish mom" (to the one with the black)

So now I will wait for it to dry and then add the 'water effect'


I love it, Maryna...I love how you added the 3rd fish too...mine looks rather sparse because my fish seemed to come out smaller than I'd wanted but I don't dare add another...lol.  Can't wait to see your water!


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Reply #55 on: September 22, 2012, 07:52:42 PM
no, you were the one holding the brush not me  O0


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Reply #56 on: September 22, 2012, 07:53:49 PM
This is looking brilliant Maryna.   :clap:  Looking forward to your 'water stage'.    :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #57 on: September 22, 2012, 08:26:05 PM
I don't think it looks stupid at all Maryna, you must not say that about your paintings  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

Your fish look great and I like the tiger fish too  :heeha:

What I can suggest before you add the water reflections is to darken the shadow sides on the fish bodies. That will give you that last bit of depth O0


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Reply #58 on: September 22, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
Maryna, it's a lovely painting.  Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #59 on: September 23, 2012, 01:45:09 AM
I don't see anything Musika, looking great so far  :heeha:
Like the scales you have added O0


 

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