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Reply #270 on: April 22, 2019, 11:11:48 PM
Always take a photo before putting it in the frame if the artwork goes behind glass. The glass always gives you hassles when trying to take a photo


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Reply #271 on: April 26, 2019, 03:31:57 PM
Val, your work as always is fabulous, I look forward to seeing your boat painting finished.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #272 on: April 28, 2019, 11:08:15 PM
Thanks Dennis and Nolan. I shall remember to photograph before glass goes on.

Ta much Zilpa. Finding it a bit of a chore as the board I made is not working out at all!  :tickedoff:     :faint:    Will have to practice making the next one on a much more substantial base. The foam board here is fine to use as a backing board in a frame but that´s about it.  :( However... my birthday is coming and lovely Lloyd has promised to take me up to tour the art shops in Guadalajara!!! Silly man      :cost:     :2funny:
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Reply #273 on: May 06, 2019, 11:28:37 AM
Sounds like the perfect birthday treat! Enjoy your day Val!!
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Reply #274 on: May 07, 2019, 10:17:47 PM
Thanks EmmaLee, unfortunately my trip is temporarily postponed.... received a bill from the taxman.  :eyesclosed: Oh well.... next month!  :heeha:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #275 on: May 08, 2019, 10:09:07 PM
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Reply #276 on: May 12, 2019, 12:37:52 PM
Wow Val, that's great! Gorgeous colors and the composition just pulls you into the painting. Definitely a keeper that one!
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Reply #277 on: May 12, 2019, 04:56:28 PM
Val - your pastel work is stunning! It inspires me to keep practicing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #278 on: May 15, 2019, 06:04:58 PM
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That´s exactly how I feel about it!   ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #279 on: May 15, 2019, 06:08:20 PM
Ta much Brian. Loving all of your travel pictures. Your classes all look to be great fun and quite the adventure! Keep ém coming!  :yippee:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #280 on: May 15, 2019, 06:09:40 PM
Thanks so much Elizabeth. Still a big learning curve but loving every minute!
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Reply #281 on: May 23, 2019, 11:46:22 PM
Your pastel has come out so well, Val, especially the water. Really admire this! The sketch is also coming out well... curious to see the results!  :clap: :clap:
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


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Reply #282 on: June 15, 2019, 12:00:10 PM
Ta much Gita, sorry I´ve been MIA for a while. Seems my computer fix didn´t last overlong... spend more time fixing than computing!  :doh: Anyway, will see how far I get this month.
As a test I´ll be posting one of my favourite exercises. Yup... I´ve attempted one of Nolan´s ball exercises. Never tried it in pastel but not too bad for a first go. Decided it would be the best one to attempt if I´m going to try portraits.  :smart:   If it loads... do let me know where I need to focus more work. After all this studying of portraits, it´s time to see if I´ve retained anything!  :crazy2:   I know it isn´t the smoothest, roundest ball you´ve ever seen, but it´s also on one of the bits of warped board I´m using up. Nothing like working a new experiment on an old one gone wrong!  :2funny:

Cheers, Val

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Reply #283 on: June 16, 2019, 08:25:43 PM
Looks good :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
You can make the dark (bottom right) darker. That will give you even more contrast. The more contrast you add to a ball, the rounder it looks O0
Never mind I also have a computer here that no matter what I do to it to fix it, it never works properly :crazy2:


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Reply #284 on: June 25, 2019, 09:48:51 PM
 :doh: Right you are Nolan.... I should have seen that. I was so focused on getting smooth transitions I forgot to add in the darkest darks!  :crazy2:
I have been working on my first pastel portrait... WOW, what a trip!  :D   I´ve still a way to go with it, really wish I´d have chosen a better subject. I as usual made a soppy choice as this person has... you guessed it... "corn rows"!!! Shoot me now.  :twoguns:    :faint:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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