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linley.plester

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Reply #255 on: March 02, 2018, 07:50:34 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Val.... both for the compliments and the advice. Val,  hope your weather improves soon so you can do something in colour for a change...


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Reply #256 on: March 02, 2018, 02:21:29 PM
Had a couple of half decent days/nights, so got some pretty good sketches done. Only one more week before we head back to Guat. and calmer waters up the rio. Then I should be safe to break out my pastels again!  :yippee:
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Reply #257 on: March 02, 2018, 09:00:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Each little black dot is a seed that is set in a recess. Check a strawberry carefully and you will notice that each indent has a highlight  on its ridge. Add these in and your strawberries will suddenly become alive O0
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Reply #258 on: March 03, 2018, 08:39:07 AM
Well done after all your struggles.   :yippee: No need for any more advise that has already been given  :painting:
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Reply #259 on: March 03, 2018, 11:29:07 AM
 :thankyou: The highlights are there Dennis, and the seeds aren't quite as prominent as they appear in the photo.  I followed Nolan's  instructions on the highlights religiously. I'll try and send a better photo when I fix the leaves on the background strawberry. Maybe I need to make the highlights more prominent. I'll look carefully in daylight. Your comment is much appreciated.


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Reply #260 on: March 05, 2018, 07:17:47 AM
I hope this is a better photo but many of the highlights still don't show up. I've strengthened the highlights and added more leaves to the background strawberry.  Any more suggestions....? The seeds just are not that dark in the painting itself. And the background is mostly pink with mauve shadows.
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Reply #261 on: March 05, 2018, 08:23:35 AM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: Now the strawberry is alive  O0
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Reply #262 on: March 05, 2018, 01:16:37 PM
 O0    Those little touches have done the trick nicely!  :clap: :clap: :clap:    My turn is coming!  :eyesclosed:
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Reply #263 on: March 05, 2018, 03:14:55 PM
Nice work, Linley.  Ready to eat!

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Reply #264 on: March 05, 2018, 09:08:05 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Mea and Val. Your encouragement means a lot!


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Reply #265 on: March 05, 2018, 09:49:02 PM
Your strawberries are coming along nicely. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

The back berry is out of focus so don't want to add much detail there. O0

On the front berry, add more glaze on the left edge, gradually becoming less towards the inside as it is the reflected light in this image that creates the roundness


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Reply #266 on: March 05, 2018, 11:57:28 PM
Ok.... advice noted, thankyou Nolan...


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Reply #267 on: March 06, 2018, 12:01:38 AM
I'm going to stop coming here.... it's giving me a case of the willies!  :sweat:
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Reply #268 on: March 06, 2018, 12:46:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Linley.  Patricia
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Reply #269 on: March 06, 2018, 08:53:40 AM
Fabulous Job. I showed this to my aid and she thought it was a photo not painted!!
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