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Reply #240 on: November 05, 2019, 07:56:28 PM
Working accurate is a crucial element in creating realistic artworks.
I recommend these methods:

1. If you are working from a photo then use your image editing software to print the image as a poster. You will then tile the pages together to have a real size print of the photo. You then use carbon paper to trace the outlines to your canvas.

2. If the photo is small then using the grid is the best method. Tile photocopy paper together using magic tape to be the same size as your canvas. Then use the grid method to transfer the image to your tiled paper. I have a grid tutorial HERE. Once the image has been redrawn, use carbon paper to transfer it to your canvas.


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Reply #241 on: November 06, 2019, 03:08:28 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  This is exactly what I needed!  There is so much to learn and I have a huge learning curve with photo editing software at the moment.  I will get there.
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Reply #242 on: November 06, 2019, 08:04:08 PM
one step at a time or as Dennis says : "slowly slowly catchee monkey" O0


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Reply #243 on: November 11, 2019, 01:07:24 AM
 :confused: :-\ :tickedoff: :-\  Okay, just a rant.... I started painting the grapes in acyrlic, in oil today. I tried for hours to get the leaf colors correct.  I use little pieces of white paper and hold it up to the screen, too.  It looked right, I painted it on, then it looked olive, I scraped it off and tried again and on this went several times. I am frustrated as I think my light set up is an issue and it gets darker earlier now.  When I design my art room, I will pay extra attention to the lighting issue.  I did purchase a small flourescent light that is suspended overhead.  It is specifically for painting, Daylight Techne Artist and Drafting Lamp, it should do the trick.  I mostly paint in the day time now.  Meanwhile I decided to put it away until tomorrow after my grandchildren's visit.   :blush:
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Reply #244 on: November 11, 2019, 07:21:47 PM
Good, even lighting is important if you are trying to match colours. In an ideal world you would have indirect sunlight, but it isn't always possible. The next best is flourescent lighting.
In the studio we use several to ensure there are no shadows on the artwork for recording purposes.


Here you can see what it looks like. I sit under light A. Light B is to the left to get rid of left hand shadows. Out of view is a standing lamp to get rid of right hand shadows and light the face while talking to the camera. Light C gives a general light to the area. The window light is blocked by a block out blind when recording to eliminate variance caused by clouds, etc..

You only need light A. It should be around 0.5 meter (20 inches) in front of you and not directly above you. That way it casts any shadow under your arm where it doesn't matter instead of where you are working..


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Reply #245 on: November 12, 2019, 12:06:03 PM
Good morning.  I was so happy to see this when I woke up this morning.  I will be able to make adjustments with these recommendations and keep this information for my permanent studio. I will have great fun when I get the lighting correct.  Thanks so much Nolan.  What a really great opportunity you have given all of us with your onlie are teachings.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :thankyou:
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Reply #246 on: November 12, 2019, 07:18:24 PM
are you busy setting yourself up a studio at the moment or it still in the pipeline?


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Reply #247 on: November 13, 2019, 04:10:26 AM
Still in the pipeline, just making due with what I have to work with, at the moment.  I managed to get through the berries painting and am letting the berries dry, since painting in oil.  Boy, I will be really glad to get my painting sped up, like you.  I bet it takes me twice as long. I would have really liked painting along when you were live with your classes.   
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Reply #248 on: November 13, 2019, 08:09:18 PM
don't worry about the speed. As you master the techniques, the speed comes automatically O0


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Reply #249 on: November 15, 2019, 10:59:56 AM
Hi nolan and all oil artist,
I watch my first oil video lesson yesterday or rather part 1 of it. First of all i must say i am no too sure about oils, the fact thst they take upto 6 months to dry and the migraine causing diluting mediums, so i might be predudice about them. However, plse can you only dorb with oil? Why can't you paint normally? Why big globs of paint?
Just asking!

I have some windsor and newton oil sticks which say they are oil paint mixed with a littke wax. I am consider using these with a brush and painting normally, to me the advantage of the oil stick is personally, I could use them as paint without the noxious smells. I have watched artist daub with these sticks also and stared in amazement at the mess they have created not only on the canvas but on themselves! Infact, 1 youtube video may me think of kindergarten 2 year olds, infact that is probably an insult to the 2 years olds. Who could do a far better job! Sorry but i don't understand!
Tske care

I only just saw this and I know exactly how you are feeling about oils. I was terrified to start painting with them for all the same reasons, especially the slow drying time as I have limited space.
May I suggest water soluble oils? Nolan has a lovely lesson showing their use.
I love them because they wash out in water and you still get the same results as traditional oils. There are mediums that you can purchase to speed up drying.
Monte Marte have an inexpensive basic set of water soluble oils.
Don’t give up!  :gl2:
Painting has saved my life...Terri


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Reply #250 on: November 18, 2019, 11:16:03 PM
"How to Paint Shoes".... I did not see this topic, under oil painting, did I just miss it completely?  Also :-\  I have a question/concern about my dark shadow color.  I am mixing this with Crimson and French Ultra Marine, it looks very dark when painted on heavy/thick but in some instances is going purple when blended into the reds already on the canvas, any suggestions?  I will wait until morning now and see if my lighting is an issue but wanted to see if there are any suggestions.

*** :yippee: I might have solved this little purple problem, I ADDED MORE BLUE.....  :2funny: :blush:
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Reply #251 on: November 18, 2019, 11:24:57 PM
Terri, thanks for the tip.  It sounds like a good idea but I will be awhile using up all the oil paints that I have.  I did contemplate using these initially but decided against it as I was gifted regular oil paints and I did not slow down long enough to think twice.  I am in a little place temporarily and I have paintings everywhere.  My studio is on a counter that is off of a kitchen, the kind with a few cabinets built around it.  I covered the walls with white cardboard and covered the counter with white contact paper.  I use a roll around cart for my paints, one for oils and one for acrylics...    :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #252 on: November 18, 2019, 11:34:36 PM
Nolan,

Here is what I have to work with for the time being.  This is set off to my kitchen with a little eating counter to the left and just behind me.  Maybe you would have a suggestion that would make this set up a little better.  I miss my last art room, but the owners decided to move into the residence.   
Ginger


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Reply #253 on: November 19, 2019, 12:57:16 AM
Wow to me it seems like you have a lovely set up with everything within quick reach but not cramped. I am sure many here would give anything for a studio space like you have :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #254 on: November 19, 2019, 01:23:10 AM
I am very fortunate to have this set up for now, I even painted outside today to see how the light would affect my painting, it was wonderful.
Ginger