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Zilpa

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on: January 04, 2013, 03:09:24 AM
I did mine in watercolour. I liked doing this one. I hope I get the reflections of the clouds into the water ok. I used only the 3 primaries for the painting and a watercolour pencil for the pier.
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lynn p.

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Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 03:58:52 AM
Zilpa--So impressed with how fast you got on this and turned it out.  Wow.  Looks very impressionistic!!!.  I think it is often a great idea to stick to primaries and mix everything from there.  Good job!!


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Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 04:09:32 AM
 :thankyou: Lynn. It certainly is a lot cheaper just buying 3 tubes well 4 counting white. I think it cuts out the confusion of which paint to use and besides it is so much fun seeing how many different colours I can come up with.


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Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 04:22:54 AM
Yes Zilpa, and it also makes sense to me that mixing everything from the same three colors creates natural color harmony rather than a bunch of mixes which can look like a jigsaw puzzle.


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Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 04:29:16 AM
Agreed. (On the color harmony.) wow Zilpa. You have thrown down the gauntlet already!
Sarah


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Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 04:45:53 AM
Hahahaha yea bring it on!  :2funny:


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Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 05:39:43 AM
Wow, Zilpa!  I think I have been very anxious to paint this, and it will probably be toward month's end before I get it completed.  The heat is on!!!  You did very well on your colors with only the four that you mentioned.  Just goes to show that you only need the basics!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 09:40:40 AM
Thank you Dianne you are not wrong with the heat being on it was 45c here today :2funny:


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Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 09:46:44 AM
WOW zilpa great job  O0    and only using primary colours very impressed  O0 you have set the bar high  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 11:41:38 AM
Congratulations Zilpa. . . .first out of the gate and a grand showing! :clap: There will be some scrambling done to catch up to you!!


I'm pouring myself another  :coffee: , pulling my chair up real close and settling in to watch the action!
That is, when I'n not swearing at my Tulip  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 12:01:15 PM
Thank you Jenny and Roxy, I was having a lot of trouble with my skies and throwing away a lot of dudds so was quiet happy when at last this one turned out better than anticipated. :)


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Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 12:15:33 PM
 :clap: Zilpa, Good work and so quick!!!  I am still looking at the picture trying to decide how I am going to paint it. I think that, like Dianne, mine won't be ready until much later, if at all, because I am still so new at painting.  It never fails to amaze me with Dennis having a limited amount of colours and mixing every conceivable colour with those he has.  I guess it comes with experience and of course practice.  Every time I try to mix colours, they end up like mud.  Trial and error I guess.  Anyway, good work Zilpa.  Patricia 
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Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 01:05:11 PM
Thank you Patricia, I had the same problems at first until I watched Dennis do the colour wheel and did one for myself. I had that to refer to when I did the painting. I don't know if you have done the colour wheel but it is the best place to start. :gl2: :painting:


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Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 02:36:38 PM
Great job Zilpa-colors look great!  :clap:
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Reply #14 on: January 04, 2013, 03:05:18 PM
I had the same problems at first until I watched Dennis do the colour wheel and did one for myself. I had that to refer to when I did the painting. I don't know if you have done the colour wheel but it is the best place to start.


Just the very best advice possible, Zilpa! 
I do one before every painting! If I don't, I get into loads of trouble every time. They only take a second or two to make - you don't have to draw out some geometrically perfect circle and so on, just take a spare piece of paper & lay out your colors. I also only use single pigment paints (whenever I can) so I have less chances to make mud - need all the help I can get. LOL!
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