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JayJ

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on: September 28, 2013, 06:22:28 AM
 ??? Cant upload photo here!?


I guess its evident its my first upload....cant seem to figure out BBC embedded  code!!!


I  too am determined to master Acrylics...more because of health reasons ...cant use oils!Love to be able to create tones the way we can do in oils.However am finding  it really challenging.Any advice welcome.


The dark colours here , are the hardest as they are transparent had to go over couple of times otherwise they tended to lift up!
Creating tones even harder as found  the lightest colour quickly took over!
Added more colour as i went along...this is my third layer but still not quite there ![size=78%]![/size] :help:








« Last Edit: September 28, 2013, 08:12:48 AM by Zayn »
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Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 11:35:45 AM
You're coming along fine Zayn. The folds in the center have some excellent blending. If you are new to acrylics, you are doing a banner job.  O0 Keep going.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 12:17:48 PM
Thanks for the encouragment Val.I find subtle gradation very challenging ......dark  shade wont budge and light just takes over!
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Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 01:28:55 PM
I battle with that in my watercolours as well, so you're not alone there!  The bit that drives me crazy is that one time everything just seems to flow and work  :heeha: .... the next time? ....  :tickedoff: nothing goes right!  ;D Keep the faith and keep practicing.  O0
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Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 01:58:34 PM
Wow! Your blending in acrylics is really good. I'm jealous. You're way better than me at it keep up the good work.
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Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 02:12:39 PM
Not really Brian.As i mentioned in your post.....i was experimenting with the tulip.i got so frustrated..i went over and over adding more colour and blending..is that what they call glazing.! :confused: ...i dont know!but after afew layers it started to take shape!so i said...maybe there is some hope for the folds......it is far from it though!..was really exasperating..i kept on loosing the shading.....at one point i had three brushes of diffrent colurs in my hand and blender brush in other!!,......am sure ther is a simpler way.like u say Practice....all in good time i guess!
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Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 03:01:13 PM
That's not glazing Zayn, when you are glazing, you put transparent layers over a painting, you put an special medium in your paint for the layers and make the paint with that medium as thin as ink.

But you're good on track with the folds! Keep on going!!!


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Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 04:24:01 PM
OopsThank u for pointing it out Germa! :) 
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Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 06:17:56 PM
Wow, Zayn, that torn fabric looks so real I thought it was a photo.

I've never seen torn fabric painted before.  You did a fabulous job - and with only acrylic paint???  wow


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Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 07:35:33 PM
??? Cant upload photo here!?


I guess its evident its my first upload....cant seem to figure out BBC embedded  code!!!


I  too am determined to master Acrylics...more because of health reasons ...cant use oils!Love to be able to create tones the way we can do in oils.However am finding  it really challenging.Any advice welcome.


The dark colours here , are the hardest as they are transparent had to go over couple of times otherwise they tended to lift up! []
Creating tones even harder as found  the lightest colour quickly took over!
Added more colour as i went along...this is my third layer but still not quite there ![size=78%]![/size] :help:

Top notch work!  Keep in mind acrylics dry darker than what you put down.

You mention you can't do oils.  If it is due to things like turpentine it isn't needed.  My paints are mostly M.Graham & Co;, then W&N.  M. Graham oil paints have a Walnut Oil base.  I also utilize Liquin and sometimes Walnut Oil.

To clean my brushes I use Murphy's Oil Soap.
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Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 07:38:36 PM
Oh Mea thank u so much!i guess all my self doubt has suddenly diappeared.....maybe my folds have some hope.it is not meant to be torn fabric...its from folds and fabric class with Nolan.there is a pear some more fabric in the foreground. Come to think of I will just leave it as is! :) You really made my day!
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Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 07:45:41 PM
Thank u Stoney!I dont know if we get M Graham here but I will look into it...thank you! :)
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Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 11:44:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Zayn your folds are done so very well, I am in awe of you.  Excellent work so far. Patricia
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Reply #13 on: September 29, 2013, 03:37:19 PM
Thank u so much Patricia....really appreciate your encouragement! :)
Zayn


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Reply #14 on: September 29, 2013, 04:18:55 PM
Hi!  You are doing great on this gorgeous piece and being extremely patient.  I learned acrylics in college, so I still use that method and have never gotten into using an acrylic medium extensively.  I believe that you are frustrated because you are trying to make the acrylics act exactly like oils, but they are now acting like watercolors. If I were you, I would try to embrace the quick-drying features of the paint, and use that to your advantage. In another painting of the same subject, try using them like they were originally intended; work quick and go back to the spots you need to, globing it on thickly and loosely and letting the brush strokes be part of the painting.  You can go any direction with acrylics because they dry so fast.  Keep it loose and simple and don't worry about smooth blending.  The magic of any painting happens in the mind of the viewer.
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