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Abbietaya

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Reply #225 on: July 25, 2017, 02:12:55 AM
 :thankyou: :smitten: :painting:


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Reply #226 on: July 25, 2017, 09:34:31 AM
Hi,
I found an artist on another platform who has given me advice , she paints in oils exactly how i want to and she gave me a tip on non toxic mediums to use. Unfortunately, she has not renewed her membership to the platform and i was on as a guest so our conversation was brief but very informative.
Take care
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Reply #227 on: July 25, 2017, 12:51:59 PM
Nothing offensive in your post, and definitively no offence taking.  I just did not understand what you were saying by painting normally, and it made the conte t of your post incomprehensive to me.  Your explanation clarified this.

Maybe you should read some of the topic in the oil section.  Tonnes of information, including a post about non-turp solvants and good ones with that are odourless.  Alternative ways to wash oil brushes, etc.  And if oil is not for you, research acrylics or watercolor.  There are also many lessons on pastels, ink and wash, and drawing.  Truly something for everyone and for every taste.

Good luck!


Abbietaya

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Reply #228 on: July 25, 2017, 02:09:58 PM
 :thankyou: :smitten: :painting:


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Reply #229 on: July 26, 2017, 05:04:08 PM
You don't have to use Mineral Spirits or Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) in your paint, or any medium at all.  I suggest having good air flow through the room if you use Mineral Spirits in any form.

I don't use any Medium in my paint unless there's a need to have my paint thinned to flow more at a specific point in a painting.  In that case, I'll either use a bit of Liquin or Walnut Oil.

The time it (a work) takes is the time it takes.


GPeachy

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Reply #230 on: September 15, 2019, 05:27:10 PM
My question is about the "rule of thirds" and whether this still applys if your subject is a large door set into a block wall? There is a bush peaking in from either side but the focus is the huge blue door with a little pattern on it. Or what about a door lock and latch up close?
Ginger


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Reply #231 on: September 15, 2019, 08:21:12 PM
In general you would add the focal point on the thirds, but it isn't always possible or the best place to put it.
In other words if you can then do, but if it doesn't work or look right, then don't worry about it.


GPeachy

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Reply #232 on: September 22, 2019, 12:25:28 AM
Is there a way to add a photo of a Blue Tit from Pixabay that I am painting along with the Bird Painting class?  I have a question about painting the greenery out of focus and wanted opinions.  It is the Blue Tit sitting on a tiled table with holly and sun flower seeds. There are two different types of leaves on the left, one near the top and the other on the bottom.  The bottom one I am okay with because I have the tail running off the right side of the painting which I think balances it out.  I do like the one on the top but wonder if it is competing with the focal point of the bird and the seeds?  I am happy to upload a photo but was not sure if I should since I am not posting my painting yet?
Ginger


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Reply #233 on: September 22, 2019, 08:27:16 PM
Photo - you can download and resize the Pixabay photo, then upload to your gallery to post here as normal O0

We can then comment from there O0


GPeachy

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Reply #234 on: September 23, 2019, 03:00:43 AM
Here is a photo of what I was asking about. 
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Reply #235 on: September 23, 2019, 08:51:15 PM
for me the holly is okay in the scene (front and back)

You will notice that the holly in the back is out of focus (no hard edges). I would make the edges even softer in the painting to give you even more depth and to ensure the leaves don't compete for attention with the bird. Like this:



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Reply #236 on: September 23, 2019, 09:44:20 PM
That is perfect and I am learning as this was nearly what I was thinking also :yippee:,  thank you for your input.
Ginger


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Reply #237 on: September 23, 2019, 09:52:00 PM
 :gl: with your painting


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Reply #238 on: September 24, 2019, 06:53:49 PM
Very nice composition, the bird just pop up close with the background out of focus.


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Reply #239 on: November 05, 2019, 06:15:20 PM
Is there a video that talks about enlarging and transferring images for painting?  I know in the realistic rose tutorial, Nolan talks about using a grid and that he traced the image onto the grid from his monitor, he must have a really big monitor.  I am looking for more information on how to do this, or of other ways to achieve the same thing, maybe, Nolan would recommend tracing paper.  The last time I used tracing paper, it was showing through the paint.
I have tried to free hand and frankly, I need lots more experience, I am not getting the results that I want.  Also, I am thinking that in order to do realistic work, it would have to be almost exact.  Any help would be welcomed.
Ginger