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liz

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on: August 20, 2014, 01:02:05 AM


This is sort of what the ocean bottom may look like when I snorkel.  I've had a sea turtle pop up his head the same time I have while swimming, and we looked at each other before he dove and swam away.  But this scene, I made up.
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Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 03:35:49 AM
I love it.  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 03:39:12 AM
Liz,

Your turtle looks so happy.  The rocks in the foreground look very good, but the five little pinkish ones farther back look out of place for some reason.

I think I'd enjoy being a turtle.  Looks like a carefree life.

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Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 05:29:45 AM
 :2funny: Mea, that was so funny!  I wondered if I should have made the fish a bit larger, but I thought the honu should have center stage!  This may be an ongoing painting.  I'm thinking of adding a Portuguese-man-of-war or two with their tentacles hanging down from the top!
  ^-^  Isn't this guy cute?!


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Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 05:40:52 AM
Oh, I'm sorry, Liz, the little background things were fish.  My eye sight is going.

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Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 08:02:43 AM
That's O.K., Mea!  Actually Emily thought the blue could be the sky and another onlooker suggested the fish, but never having done fish before I took a stab at it with the little guys.  Maybe I'll add a school of blue/gray stick fish and make the orange weke/goat fish a little bigger.   :)


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Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 01:30:50 PM
Once you're done adding your bits and pieces, you can do a light blueish wash over everything to unify the painting. All depends on the effect you want to convey. Have fun with it....this is a beautiful painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:    :yippee:
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Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 02:22:47 PM
Very nice painting Liz :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 05:05:52 PM
Natalie, Mea,, Val and Danielle- I appreciate your comments!  :thankyou:


VAL,  is a wash the same as a glaze?  I've been trying Matt medium and glazing medium and can't see much difference in the results.  I've experimented a lot with this painting using acrylic paint in an oil painting style of layering. I've read that Matt or gloss medium can be used for glazing so that I shouldn't need to buy glazing medium which is expensive in a tiny bottle.


Notice that the top rocks have a blue glaze. I'll see what happens with the glaze over the sand with a slightly darker tint.  What is your experience with using mediums?


Thanks,
Liz


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Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 06:03:00 PM
Wow Liz, I love it!!! I see Patrick is rubbing off on you  ;)


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Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 06:08:16 PM
Liz this is a charming painting I love it.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: August 20, 2014, 08:14:44 PM
I've never used a 'glazing medium', just very thin transparent paint. When I have worked with acrylics did the same as watercolour...thinned it down with water. Hope this helps.
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Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 08:51:41 PM
looks great Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:
There just seems to be a shadow all the way around the turtle - extend the sand colour all the way up to the turtle at the top O0


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Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 11:39:03 PM
Nolan,
The reason why the blue tint is around the turtle on the top is because I tried to glaze the whole painting and it didn't quite work right.  It's not supposed to be a shadow, but yes, I will remove it.  Shall I leave the shadow underneath the turtle?  Thanks for your help.


 :thankyou: for your comments Denise, Fiona, and Val.


 I still want to know if there's a difference in medium and glazing medium which is sold as 'glazing medium'.

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Reply #14 on: August 21, 2014, 09:14:27 PM
yes leave the shadow below as that lifts the turtle off the seabed O0

A glazing medium is specifically designed for glazing where a "normal" medium is for general use. You can use either O0