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Reply #30 on: April 20, 2015, 06:32:11 PM
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Reply #31 on: April 20, 2015, 09:06:12 PM
Liz - i think this is going to be an outstanding painting when it's done - I love the whimsy of it! You could do a series of filled waffle cones down the line - folks would gobble them up! Can't wait to see what this looks like painted. It's going to be such fun for you, I bet!
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Reply #32 on: April 21, 2015, 01:32:49 AM
Hope so, Sharon!  :)
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Reply #33 on: April 21, 2015, 08:24:16 AM
Liz, you are uniquely making this your own.  :clap:
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Reply #34 on: April 21, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
 :eek: and all my life I thought there were only Chiquita banana and plantain.  Where have I been living?   Oh ya, Canada!  Happy we have bananas, they are usually either green and we let them ripe on the counter, or black and mushy.

Your drawing draws a lot of attention because of it originality. What would you think if the top (fruits) were display wider then the cone... so the fruits don't follow the lines of the triangle, more like the shape of the ice cream, but bigger?  E.g. make the pear stick out.


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Reply #35 on: April 21, 2015, 04:36:27 PM
Good accessment Annie. 
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Reply #36 on: April 21, 2015, 05:40:48 PM
Thanks, Annie!  I had redrawn the banana to lean over; it's a balancing act.  At this point I can draw better than I can paint 12 different items, not including the cone and added toothpick skewer. 


So far the ground is done and first wash blocking in the colors.  I will be be using acrylic water color techniques for the first time, thin to thick, light to dark to light, gradually going from transparent to opaque paints.  I hope to post all of the stages for this project.  This is something new for me that I've studied recently from one of my many art books.  All of this on a piece of cardboard 8 1/2x 11 is an experiment, too.  I usually work on canvas.


 I only paint in between my many activities, and slowly at that!  Actually I do hope to work on it a couple more times this week, but I have a meeting today and my youngest grandson has his 5th grade class performance on Friday. 
-Liz
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Reply #37 on: April 22, 2015, 11:41:49 PM
 :heeha: I think this is going to be absolutely BRILLIANT Liz.  O0   Can't wait to see it!   :clap:
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Reply #38 on: April 23, 2015, 07:50:28 AM
Me too,VAL, me too!  ::)   


I have done 2 washes already from light transparent to a little darker to cover nearly all of the white surface completely.  Everything in the cone is blocked in and I'm working with a dark background. 


It is at a very far from attractive state right now (dull and crude- looking).  Hopefully I'll get to post the rough stages in a few days.  The way I usually paint is paint a little bit of everything in the composition, but this one is not that simple-
1) should I paint the part that challenges me the most-like the cone first;
2) should I start with the top instead-the skewer and strawberry;
3) should I start with the similar colors- yellows-cheeses and banana; yellow-orange pear and nectarine;
4) should I start with blues and purples-grapes and blueberries;  :idiot2:
No, I'll start with the kiwi and carrot stick first, then cherries!  ;)
Wish me luck! -Liz
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Reply #39 on: April 23, 2015, 01:00:50 PM
Liz,
:confused:  my head is spinning  :pullhair:

I am really looking forward to see your step-by-step approach to this painting.

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Reply #40 on: April 23, 2015, 01:27:39 PM
 :2funny: Annie
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Reply #41 on: April 23, 2015, 04:45:39 PM
ANNIE AND ROBIN,   


It is one thing to be able to do a decent drawing but often times, it is a major challenge to paint it!  Many good and experienced artists and art teachers say that to have a good painting one must start with a good drawing or sketch. We can improve our art skills by looking at other artist compositions, their use of positive and negative space.


Next to COMPOSITION  are the contrasts in VALUES used by the artist.  Even if the selected colors are not 'right', the skillful use of color tones and variation of color intensity is more important than the subject itself and artist's use of a  variety  of techniques to carry out his project.  Check this out when you look at all paintings. Remember-VALUES!


But this is the actual challenge: to put what one thinks he knows to do onto a painting surface!   :whistle:   -Liz
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Reply #42 on: April 24, 2015, 04:23:26 AM
This is the thin, transparent stage of blocking in and covering all the white with a light wash.
Beginning to paint a little thicker with opaque paints; still need to work on details, shape and shadows, refine color, add highlights; work on background.  Probably finish it up in a few days, and then take it to the printer's.  NOT DONE YET!
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Reply #43 on: April 24, 2015, 04:41:20 AM
Liz,

This healthy cone is going to look great when it's done!

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Reply #44 on: April 24, 2015, 11:56:38 AM
Love the fact that your showing this to us in stages.  Carry on, getting better with each post.
"Never stop Dreaming" 
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