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Reply #90 on: January 30, 2015, 01:33:36 PM
Why you're talking yourself down? :confused: It is a lovely painting and well done. As the color, there are so many colors in nature! Not two flowers are identical! and your colors are great! You know Dennis encourages us to use our own touches! He is looking at the technique nor the shade of the color! Great job! :clap: :clap:
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Reply #91 on: January 30, 2015, 01:56:36 PM
Mea.... :yippee: this is beautiful work!   :yippee:
(I bet you like Foxgloves now)


 Nina  :thankyou: Patricia
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Reply #92 on: January 30, 2015, 02:38:06 PM
Thank you, all. 

Natalie, I agree about this painting being a confidence builder. 

Doina, I keep looking at it and give myself a little fist pump!

Susan, it's nice to learn advanced techniques that can rescue a painting from being less than you want it to be.

Lynn, I impressed myself with this one.

Patricia, thanks, I appreciate the comment.

Robin, thanks, I couldn't let my fan club down on this one.

Nina, thanks for the support.

aloha

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Reply #93 on: January 30, 2015, 03:24:37 PM
Saw the finished pic Mea, it is lovely, well done!  Hehe! Beat you to your post!! :2funny: :2funny:  does anyone know where the clap emoticon went! >:( >:(
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Reply #94 on: January 30, 2015, 04:03:54 PM
Fiona is still there on the second row toward the middle :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #95 on: January 30, 2015, 04:32:57 PM
Lynn and Natalie...wonderful paintings. They are gorgeous.
Mea, it is a wonderful painting. You did an awesome job.


I happened to read 'the beginning' of the course again, by Dennis. And now that I had my paper cut and ready to go, or 'try', I see I have the wrong paper!!  it's 140#!!  Now, I'm on the great hunt for 260 or above. Glad I read it, cuz when I'm ready to tackle this, buckling would be a real discourager!!  I don't have enough room to stretch the paper, so, I'm on the hunt.


I'm glad to be among such wonderful artists.  You all have come so far, and your work is incredible.
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Reply #96 on: January 30, 2015, 04:36:54 PM
Retta, I don't know whether it's absolutely imperative that you use heavier paper.
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Reply #97 on: January 30, 2015, 06:15:59 PM
Archer has a 300 Lb paper. The problem it is the blocks are 12x16 inches max. and the painting will need a minimum of 18x14 inches.  The flower itself is 11x15inches. You may try 12x 16, but framing will be a problem.I purchased 20x30 inches at Utrech for $13.00 plus shipping. Right now he's selling with $12.48/ sheet. Do you have an Utrech in Canada? or a dick blik? I know the shipping to Canada is very expensive. I hope I helped a bit  :gl2:
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Reply #98 on: January 30, 2015, 06:49:05 PM
FYI, custom framers only need a 1/8" around the painting for matting.  :)
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Reply #99 on: January 30, 2015, 07:01:21 PM
Thanks for the info, but, no, there's one of those here. With our Canadian dollar dropping to .78, it's just out of sight.  Even my lessons are getting "ify". 
I have a friend going to Vancouver soon, n she will look for a big sheet or two for me.  We only have a small stationery store that carries just sparse supplies for art.  I'm incapacitated for travel, and it's frustrating to have to depend on someone else. I don't like to ask too often.
I have a piece cut already of 15 X 22, but I realized it was 140#.  If it buckles on me, I'll be really be picked....but what the heck....it's only a piece of paper n a little paint.  Just another 'bump' along our road!!  Sure won't deter me from painting, but does add to the 'no confidence' every once in awhile. 
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Reply #100 on: January 30, 2015, 07:09:26 PM
I have a feeling Dennis is going to say 140# is ok. But I'll wait to hear what he says.  :)
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Reply #101 on: January 30, 2015, 07:23:02 PM
I have a piece cut already of 15 X 22, but I realized it was 140#.  If it buckles on me, I'll be really be picked....but what the heck....it's only a piece of paper n a little paint.  Just another 'bump' along our road!!  Sure won't deter me from painting, but does add to the 'no confidence' every once in awhile. 

 :heeha: No fear Bella!  :eek:     :2funny:   I will be doing mine on my Arches 140#.   :sweat:   Just waiting for my scapula to stop being such a pain.  :cursing: My line up is getting awfully long.... loose painting, Danielle's Mill, Pat's silhouette, Fuschias.....  :o oh! and my pastels, graphite drawings....  :faint:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #102 on: January 30, 2015, 07:56:37 PM
Bella  :thankyou: for your words.

I was a bit apprehensive using the #300 lb paper at first-it's very dense and I was worried about bending it and breaking it!

There isn't any background so no big wet issues-you will probably be just fine with it. Just be careful of your reds-staining is an issue with the white background! I had a few oopsies and scrubbed them out quickly.

I soon forgot about the paper-no time for that with this lesson!  O0
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Reply #103 on: January 30, 2015, 08:28:22 PM
You can use 140# paper if you do not use paint too wet. You will notice that I use very little water in this course. If there happens to be some buckling in the paper - not a problem. Some time in the near future I will do a


short video on how to restretch a painting that has buckled without damaging the painting itself. I first have to complete the project I am busy with at the moment.
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Reply #104 on: January 31, 2015, 12:51:51 AM
Nothing wrong with the colours Mea,  beautifull flower foxgloves.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


 

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