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C.Bodine

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Reply #60 on: October 18, 2012, 01:31:26 PM
I really like it, Lynn. Your water looks natural and the mountains are great!
Christina


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Reply #61 on: October 18, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
Thanks so much C. Bodine.  You are always so positive :flowers:


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Reply #62 on: October 18, 2012, 03:03:28 PM
Bravo Lynn!  :smitten:

Your mountains and Val's mountain just make me smile-they are gorgeous!
~Natalie

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Reply #63 on: October 18, 2012, 03:08:31 PM
Wow!! all three of you!!  All 3 of you captured something different in the mountains...nice nice work
And Val, the boat..No making fluid!  good control!

and Lynn, would you consider 'ghost painting my seas for me??????? :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :yippee: :yippee:

I am blown away by the fantastic job you did on the water :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #64 on: October 18, 2012, 04:41:18 PM
Lynn, what can I say?? I love it!  It looks perfect to me! O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Dianne

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Reply #65 on: October 18, 2012, 06:30:39 PM
:thankyou: Brian.

Lovely work Lynn P. O0

I'm hoping that moving onto the Arches paper from my next painting onward, might allow me to get better detail into things like the steamboat you produced. The cheaper stuff I was using was a rather rough type.

I wonder if Dennis knows a way to safely roughen sections of a smoother paper to produce textures for mountains etc, while allowing glass like surfaces in other parts of a painting.

Batman.
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Reply #66 on: October 18, 2012, 08:13:25 PM
Thanks so much Natalie, Brian, Dianne and Batman.  Brian--the water was one of those happy faults, I wish I had a method.  Batman--Thanks for your kind comments.  When I did the second version, I used yours as a great model.

Interesting about the paper.  I am so very new to watercolor that I don't know the difference in the papers.  I finished a bird painting on this very, very stiff paper (almost breakable) and this one was done on Windsor Newton paper but I do have some Arches--all gifts.  What is the best, or what does one consider.  The paper I used for this painting is neither smooth nor rough.


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Reply #67 on: October 18, 2012, 08:23:09 PM
Lynn - what a BEAUTIFUL painting - your water is just amazing...everything looks so REAL - you did a wonderful job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #68 on: October 18, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Thanks so much Mary :smitten:  I felt I had to try a second time because the paint along made me  :crazy2:.  Although, I will say that mixing colors on the fly created some interesting combinations I wouldn't have come up with otherwise  :heeha:  I think I'll take my time through Dennis's videos from now on!!


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Reply #69 on: October 19, 2012, 12:23:12 AM
 :clap:  :clap:   It's so exciting to see all of your paintings.  It is so interesting how you all have put your own wonderful colors in and it turns out breath taking.  Congratulations....you all did such an awesome job.
Retta

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Reply #70 on: October 19, 2012, 12:52:34 AM
Lynn

Paper roughness:

Assuming all are the same weight (let's say 300GSm) here is the difference:

Hot pressed - smoother, getting closer to a drawing paper type surface.

Cold pressed (also called NOT as in not hot pressed) - has more of a texture to it than hot pressed. If you look at the right angle to the light and flip this paper over from side to side, the side to use is a little rougher than the other side.

Rough - has a definite "dimpled" type surface. A bit like a synthetic/wet weather football or basket ball, only not so pronounced.

The smoother the paper is, the easier it is to get finer detail. But the texture of rough will allow some nice texture effects with light semi-dry brush-strokes over the top of the little ridges.

If anything is wrong with my descriptions, I'm sure Dennis will clarify.

Batman.
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Reply #71 on: October 19, 2012, 12:59:50 AM
Thanks Batman--I can't see any marks on my paper (I have a a box of full sheets that are loose) but I must have cold pressed.  This is very helpful.  I need to look at the video Dennis has about stretching paper because don't know anything about that.  In general, the paper I have used thus far doesn't really buckle much.


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Reply #72 on: October 19, 2012, 01:00:39 AM
That's pretty much it Batman.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #73 on: October 19, 2012, 02:24:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fabulous painting, Lynn!
Tania :D


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Reply #74 on: October 19, 2012, 03:01:22 AM
Batman, Val and Lynn, each painting is beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

...looks like you are all developing your own style.
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