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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:
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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:

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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: