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Val

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on: November 01, 2013, 12:55:03 PM
Post your painting for November Challenge here.

1/ Post only one painting per person. Post only your finished paintings. If you need help, post it in the encourager section.

2/ Do your best to keep your entry as close as possible to the original Challenge photo. Please DO NOT make additions or changes to the subject. We try to maintain a fair and equal field for all entries from beginner to advanced.
Feel free to use the subject photos in your own creation BUT place it in the Encourager section, NOT in the challenge. Thank you for your ongoing support of these challenges.

3/ Any paint medium may be used including watercolour pencil, inktense. If it is not specifically listed, DON'T USE IT! If you are unsure, PM me directly.

4/ When posting your entry, please list type of paint (w/c, oil, acrylic, w/c pencil, inktense) used. Appreciated as it may help someone with less experience.   

5/HAVE FUN!!  :yippee:

Cheers, Val

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Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 12:57:41 PM
Now THAT's going to bring in some amazing paintings!
Great choice Val, thanks for the hard work you do on these challenges.
Brian
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Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 12:59:04 PM
Nice!  :D  We all appreciate everything you do for Paint Basket, Val! :1hug:
Tania :D


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Reply #3 on: November 01, 2013, 02:06:57 PM
Hi Val good choice of subject looking forward to seeing others  :thankyou:
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Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 04:17:03 PM
Just FYI .... pen/ink and wash will now belong in the mixed media challenge. Strictly paint mediums for the painting challenge.

Thanks Ray.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 06:07:36 AM
Val,

You don't have to answer this, just think about it for awhile...

For challenges, how about this: a painting is done with a brush, a drawing is done with a pencil or pen.  Simple!

A water-soluble colored pencil is a drawing - it's in a pencil form, so it's just a blend-able drawing instrument. Watercolor inks like Dr. Ph Martin's are a painting medium if they are done with a brush, a drawing medium if with a pen.

Also, did you know there is water-soluble graphite?  It's a drawing instrument in pencil form, but can be blended or applied completely with a brush. VERY COOL STUFF!  Very expensive, too - get it with a 50% off coupon, you won't regret it. That's kind-of a gray area, if you know what I mean.

Now, watercolor sticks - are they painting, are they drawing or are they in the same category as oil pastels - the strange limbo between drawing and painting?  I think that if you use them with a brush, they are painting.  If you draw them directly on the paper, then blend them, they are like pastels.  Can you use them in the Mixed Media category for now or ban them?

You are doing a great job - I don't know how you keep up with these posts!

I'm so glad it's Friday! 
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Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 02:03:08 PM
OOOOhhhhhh....This will be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love this reference picture! :dance:
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Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 02:42:44 PM
I do not agree with you Alice. With today's paint availability and different way of applying the paint to the artist, is not a simple issue: watercolor pencil is drawing! I do not draw all the time with the watercolor pencils. Most of the time I use it by moistening the brush in the water and then rub the brush on the watercolor pencil lead, and apply the color or the mixture with the brush! I do this because I have different shades of watercolors pencils that I can use without mixing different paints on the pallete to get that shade. Same with the Inktense. Doina
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Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 06:22:43 PM
I do not know what all the fuss is about Val does a very good job and she has mentioned if anyone has a problem PM her and get the answer you require the rules are pretty straight forward let's focus on the challenge or the joy will be lost if we keep quibbling over the rules   Keep the good work up Val.  Ray
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Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 12:58:20 AM
Hi everyone....I had some time today so did the November Challenge in watercolor.  I had such fun with this:
 
Just a note:  The yellow is not this intense on the walls in person...It is from the digital camera.
Mary Lou

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Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 01:31:27 AM
Mary Lou - very nice!!
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Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013, 02:18:08 AM
Nicely done, Mary Lou! The window is nicely inset. The stone looks good to me! Lovely painting!
Christina


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Reply #12 on: November 04, 2013, 03:31:42 AM
This is brilliant Mary lou  O0  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  Well done.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #13 on: November 04, 2013, 04:32:10 AM
I do not agree with you Alice. With today's paint availability and different way of applying the paint to the artist, is not a simple issue: watercolor pencil is drawing! I do not draw all the time with the watercolor pencils. Most of the time I use it by moistening the brush in the water and then rub the brush on the watercolor pencil lead, and apply the color or the mixture with the brush! I do this because I have different shades of watercolors pencils that I can use without mixing different paints on the pallet to get that shade. Same with the Inktense. Doina

Quite right - you are not disagreeing, you are agreeing with me.  A pencil is a drawing instrument, a brush is a painting instrument.  When you apply the watercolor medium from the pencil (or stick) with a brush, you are painting.

What's "Inktense?"  Is that water soluble ink, or concentrated watercolor? I do know "Dr. Ph Martin's" brand of watercolor ink. You can apply it with a brush, or from a pen.  A painting with this ink can't be distinguished from regular watercolor if applied with a brush. 

I might get a set - it looks really cool.  Yay!  More stuff!


Beautiful painting, Mary Lou!  Congratulations on getting your painting done so quickly.
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Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 07:52:03 AM
Wonderful painting Mary Lou very good brick work and nicely painted flowers   :clap: :clap: :clap:   Ray
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Ray

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