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KathyKuz

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Reply #120 on: May 11, 2016, 02:02:12 PM
Cheryl:  Your cup of expresso looks great.  Like your background. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #121 on: May 11, 2016, 02:06:48 PM
Super job Cheryl  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #122 on: May 12, 2016, 02:07:16 AM
Thank you very much, Kathy and Fi!  :)
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Reply #123 on: May 17, 2016, 02:01:52 AM
Yum, perfect Cheryl.  No crit here!


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Reply #124 on: May 18, 2016, 05:06:09 AM
Oh, thank you Lynn P.  :flowers:
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Reply #125 on: June 13, 2016, 12:08:35 AM
And now for lesson three. I'm starting to feel that I'm beginning to get some control with the acrylics. After I posted the painting, I decided I didn't like the way I cropped the photo. :doh: I think I'll redo it tomorrow.

As always, I'm open to your comments and criticisms.


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Reply #126 on: June 13, 2016, 12:42:33 AM
Nice job, Steve.  Nice background.  Inside of the cup looks really good (even though it's coffee, which I do not drink).

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Reply #127 on: June 13, 2016, 01:07:39 AM
 :clap: Nice work on the cup of espresso, Steve. I'd just been thinking that you hadn't posted anything new in a while and here it is!  ;) How are you enjoying the acrylics? I really like watercolor though I'm still more comfortable with pencil drawing. It all takes time to learn. You are doing great!  :painting:
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Reply #128 on: June 13, 2016, 02:13:40 AM
Thanks, Mea. I drink coffee, but not expresso. It's a little too strong for me. Usually I have one cup of coffee in the morning and some green tea in the afternoon. But when its hot, I like iced tea.

Thank you, Kathy. The acrylics are getting better. The big problem is that they dry pretty quickly, so you have to learn how frequently to spritz the palette or the painting. And, like other mediums, there is a learning curve. So far I've done the strawberries, the apples and now the coffee. I notice some improvement with each. Time to go back to the graphite for a bit. I miss my pencils :)

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Reply #129 on: June 13, 2016, 04:24:41 AM
Thanks, Mea. I drink coffee, but not expresso. It's a little too strong for me. Usually I have one cup of coffee in the morning and some green tea in the afternoon. But when its hot, I like iced tea.

Thank you, Kathy. The acrylics are getting better. The big problem is that they dry pretty quickly, so you have to learn how frequently to spritz the palette or the painting. And, like other mediums, there is a learning curve. So far I've done the strawberries, the apples and now the coffee. I notice some improvement with each. Time to go back to the graphite for a bit. I miss my pencils :)

Yes and yes! I agree with you about the learning curve! You learn very quickly.  :) I also understand about missing the pencils. I go back to them between every one or two paintings.  Pencil drawings are so relaxing to do.  (We need a pencil emoji)
Kathy S.


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Reply #130 on: June 13, 2016, 10:31:17 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Steve, you are doing SO WELL with acrylics.  Your Cup of Espresso is excellent.  Lovely to see your progress.


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Reply #131 on: June 13, 2016, 11:31:57 AM
I thought this would be a fun one to do. I still want to have a go at it in w/c. Might be a good starting exercise to get me going again.

You've done a lovely job on it, Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #132 on: June 13, 2016, 12:49:33 PM
Your cup of coffee looks really realictic, Steve. You seem to enjoy acrylics. And the background is pretty cool with those visible brushstrokes.  O0


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Reply #133 on: June 13, 2016, 04:36:03 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the encouragement. I do enjoy the acrylics and also graphite/charcoal. Sometime the year I want to try watercolors as they also look like they are fun.
Steve W


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Reply #134 on: June 13, 2016, 05:29:58 PM
Steve:  Your cup of coffee is great.  Like the blue background.  Nice.
Kathy


 

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