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scouserl41

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on: November 11, 2013, 02:01:18 AM
I promised I'd come clean after the voting was in!
Here's how bad I messed up and how I saved something from it.
The submitted picture of the painting:
The ACTUAL unadulterated painting, I finished it and stood back. I couldn't believe I'd painted the whole thing so far out of square!!
Not only that but I drew this out first in watercolor pencil, then I did an underpainting in acrylic. I realized then that the lighthouse was completely out of proportion but painting white over the red left huge bumps:
Repainting the top part of the light twice didn't help either!
Finally I cheated.
I have to throw myself on your mercy.
I used a photographic trick to get it to look square. How? Well if you tilt the camera so that it isn't square to the painting it will stretch the side nearest to the camera:
Then by cropping the photograph it appeared square again and that's what I submitted.
So I did warn everyone that I'd made major errors in the painting and that's my case.
I throw myself on the mercy of the court.
(But it was a pretty slick solution though huh?)  :blush:  :blush:  :blush:
Brian
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Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 02:31:32 AM
Brian said, "I throw myself on the mercy of the court.
(But it was a pretty slick solution though huh?)" 
Oh Brian you sweetie. The court in this corner has mercy abound.
And yes, that was pretty quick thinking!!!  As one instructor told me,
"whatever it takes to please the viewers eye!"

Carol
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Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 03:12:24 AM
Brian,

You are so honest.

I would have just used the straightening tool in Picasa and never told anyone!!

aloha

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scouserl41

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Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 03:21:11 AM
The one picture I would have like to post would have been the look on my face when I realised how far out of whack the whole thing was!
I'd have paid to see that one myself!
When I finally stopped laughing I had a flash of inspiration and tilted the camera.
Brian
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Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 10:41:59 AM
 :2funny:
A good solution it is!


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Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 11:42:04 AM
Oh! Brian, the suspenders are finally relaxed and I can breathe again.  Amazing that you realized it was not square. I doubt whether I would have even noticed but men are much more observant about those sort of things. Anyway, you did a fine job and it is always a good feeling to find a solution to one's problems.  Good for you. Patricia
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Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 03:10:29 PM
I don't know about being more observant Patricia. I'd drawn it once and painted it twice before I saw it!!
Glad your suspenders are back to normal.
Brian
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Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 03:45:43 PM
brian  you are such an honest man  O0   but like carol said  quote "whatever it takes to please the viewers eye"  mercy from the court brian you've got it O0
jennylynn


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Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 05:03:19 PM
Us Scoucers are very honest  well done Brian your technical details will come in handy for us if we get our paintings wrong in the future    Ray
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Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 05:14:18 PM
You're a Scouser too Ray?
Not many people here in the States know what that is.
I was born and raised in Birkenhead so there are several people that tell me I'm not a real Scouser at all, that's why I have the L41 on the end, my old postal code was L41 7BN. If you every heard of the "North End" and it's terrible reputation you know exactly where I come from.
Cheers Mate!
Brian
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Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 05:25:15 PM
As far as I know, Scousers are usually easy going, up for a laugh, and welcoming to outsiders.
Didn't know honesty was in that row too. ;)


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Reply #11 on: November 11, 2013, 07:34:33 PM
Germa you hit it right on the nail there Easy Going and Welcoming!
Thanks
Brian
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Reply #12 on: November 11, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
 Hi Brian we use to call Birkenheaders one eyed people lol. But I was from Huyton  Harold Wilson's home village but now live in Milton Keynes for the past 40yrs so times have changed but it's nice to know you are here on PB take care. Ray
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Reply #13 on: November 12, 2013, 01:50:52 AM
Yep the One eyed City!
Nice to hear from a real Scouser.
Brian
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