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Reply #90 on: August 23, 2013, 06:51:25 PM
Val, it's wonderful! The paper you're using seems to have a lot of tooth. (But what do I know...being long in the tooth, myself.   :o )
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Reply #91 on: December 02, 2013, 09:26:37 PM
Some fine paintings here.   I don't have a hake brush,  so I used a  large flat brush that I have and then I used a pastry brush.   Here is my attempt:

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Reply #92 on: December 02, 2013, 10:13:49 PM
Mary Lou, I like this painting very much. Your people, pools, and shadows are terrific!

Suggestions:

1.  Perhaps soften the sky/clouds borders a little?

2.  The large rock and trees on the right seem as if they would benefit from a little more definition
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Reply #93 on: December 03, 2013, 12:28:19 AM
Thanks Sure, here is the revision.   I kind of messed it up and really had quite a time trying to fix it.   I think I made it worse :(


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Reply #94 on: December 03, 2013, 12:34:10 AM
Oh, no. I think these improvements help a lot, Mary Lou, especially the sky. It really is a pretty painting.
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Reply #95 on: December 03, 2013, 12:40:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Mary Lou, I saw your painting in the Gallery and thought, "Wow, this is a beauty" and so it is. I love the way you have done it.  I still have to do this one. Great job.  Patricia
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Reply #96 on: December 03, 2013, 01:21:12 AM
Thanks Sue and Patricia,  whew!  I feel better now...thought looked rather messy on the right side.
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Reply #97 on: December 03, 2013, 01:24:21 PM
Your clouds are looking better MaryLou, and your rocks are great.  O0 I thought they were fine before, now you have built up the land level and created a dropoff! A very well done dropoff I might add! It may not be the same as the photo, but look at it this way.....you made it your own.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I don't have flat rocks in my painting either.... I turned it into a rockpile! Kind of like that bottle/triangle thing I did... if it doesn't work....hide it!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #98 on: December 03, 2013, 02:59:24 PM
Thank you Val.  A case of having something in mind and it not turning out and then someone else perceives differently..  Now I see it as a drop off as you said....saves the day!   :2funny:

I used a flat brush and making the sky, I was getting rather sharp lines.  I should have softened them when I noticed that.  The learning curve....
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Reply #99 on: August 06, 2014, 02:00:25 AM

It was interesting to learn how to use a hake brush - a bit unwieldy but over time I think I'll be able to use it for different brush marks...
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Reply #100 on: August 06, 2014, 04:19:34 AM
Sharon;

You did a beautiful job on this one.  :painting:

My husband loved the subject soooo  much that he
had me frame it and hang it on his side of the bed.

He says the scene reminds his of his days as a small
boy in England.


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Reply #101 on: August 06, 2014, 05:21:04 AM
Nice work Sharon and MaryLou!

MayLynn that is so sweet!
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Reply #102 on: August 06, 2014, 05:26:45 AM
Sharon,

Having no experience with a hake brush, I'm curious where you used it on this painting.  It's lovely, except for the white building which needs some dimension to it..

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Reply #103 on: August 06, 2014, 03:14:10 PM
Great story May Lynn. And I can see a bit of England in this painting, too (I lived there as a child for a year.). Thanks Natalie and Mea. And the edge of this large hake brush was used as the brush to give some interesting effects in the vegetation in the hills - but primarily it was used to give us an exercise in how to control a brush. I'll have to go back and check on Dennis's painting to get the White House perspective correct.
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Reply #104 on: August 06, 2014, 04:03:00 PM
Good job for a first go with the hake Sharon. Your trees and hillside turned out very well.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I want to play about with the hake a bit more. I've seen some really lovely paintings done with it. Just have to get that old determination fired up!       :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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