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Reply #30 on: February 25, 2017, 03:54:19 PM
Patricia, charcoal is so freeing and in my book is the most forgiving medium as it is so easily manipulated. You can layer it, lift it out, PLUS, it rubs out with ease! Putty rubbers are my best friend!  ;D

We've had some rip-roaring winds through the past few days again but we are well set so no worries. Unfortunately most of it was from the wrong direction so it got quite bouncy at times which really impedes my 'studio' stability.  :whistle: So not much work done this past week. Weather much improved again, so out comes the easel!  :yippee:

Um, sleep? (Is that when you lay down, close your eyes and the world disappears?) Not much!  :heeha:    :2funny:


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Reply #31 on: February 25, 2017, 03:54:50 PM
Thank you Steve.


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Reply #32 on: February 25, 2017, 04:00:14 PM
Foto, once I learned not to be so heavy handed with it, I found I really enjoyed working with it. I used to use so much pressure it would always squeek and break. Drove me mad.  :pullhair:     :banghead:   Now it has actually become a favoured medium. Great for going out tramping and sketching. I do admit things can still get a bit messy though.  ::)


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Reply #33 on: February 25, 2017, 09:39:38 PM
This is just done on a piece of printer paper. I found I liked it better than the 'charcoal' paper, I really dislike the pattern it shows through the charcoal. Plus, like you I tend to freeze when a big sheet is in front of me. I'm slowly overcoming that by just making a mark anywhere on the paper. For some reason once there's a mark it seems ok to dirty it up!  :idiot2:     :2funny:


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Reply #34 on: February 26, 2017, 01:10:54 AM
beautiful scribble Val, your house is well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #35 on: February 26, 2017, 06:25:45 AM
Nice scribbles.... :clap: :clap: Like to try this.


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Reply #36 on: February 26, 2017, 10:13:12 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle, and Cyril.

It's very freeing Cyril. I think you'd quite enjoy it.


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Reply #37 on: February 26, 2017, 04:32:12 PM
Really nice Val!Dont know about your sheets but your drawing is very neat! :)
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Reply #38 on: February 26, 2017, 06:40:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent for learning all about tonal ranges  O0
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Reply #39 on: February 27, 2017, 12:28:26 AM
Thanks Zayn, the sheets are best not mentioned   :whistle:


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Reply #40 on: February 27, 2017, 12:31:55 AM
Indeed it is Dennis. Right now it is helping me very much to do just that. You may be seeing a lot of black and whites for a while.

Funny thing.... I just noticed the bushes look a bit like a dinosaur on its back with legs in the air!  :crazy2:   Oh dear....I hope I haven't killed it!  :2funny:


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Reply #41 on: February 27, 2017, 10:59:11 PM
Val, you made me go back and have another look at your "Dinosaur" ... don't worry he is just catching some shut eye!!  :2funny:


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Reply #42 on: February 28, 2017, 07:05:54 PM
 :sweat:   whew! Well that's a relief then!  ;D   I'm glad one of us is!  :whistle:    :2funny:
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Reply #43 on: March 01, 2017, 12:24:05 AM
Oh Val--How in the world did I miss these my dear :heeha: :heeha:   Just ecstatic that my partner in crime is getting dirty.  I too just adore this dirty messy medium.  Your still life is so expressive.  Love the use of those darks.  The landscape is cool.  I like the partly finished look on the bottom.  More please!!!


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Reply #44 on: March 01, 2017, 07:26:36 PM
Ta much Lynn. Having internet woes today so lost my slightly humorous response....thrice! More works are in the works and I will post as I go.   ;D