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Reply #45 on: April 24, 2015, 01:24:15 PM
looking good so far liz  O0  I also like the step by step stages, keep going girl you will get there  :hug:
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Reply #46 on: April 24, 2015, 04:01:36 PM
The colourings are excellent Liz!  O0 Perfect colouring for Nova Scotia blue berries...I'm really going to miss them. Take you time building the colours and work your shadings carefully.        :heeha: This is going to be spectacular!!!  :yippee:
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Reply #47 on: April 24, 2015, 04:59:29 PM
 :thankyou: MAL, ROBIN, JENNYLYNN & VAL!  My health foodie will be as surprised as I am when I give her what she requested!  She is the only person to ever hand me a picture, an old magazine picture at that, and say, " Draw this for me!"  No one has asked me to draw or paint anything in particular, except my children who wanted portraits of their dogs. 


What I will prove in completing this project is that it is possible to get good results working with cardboard! You prime with 1or 2 coats of gesso first.  I usually use one, but for this 'experiment', a serious project, I did a light yellow toning ground by adding a tiny bit of yellow to the second coat.  After it was dried I put it between heavy books to make sure it was flat to avoid even the slightest warping of the card.  Then worked on it the following day.  If you work with corrugated card board before it's painted it can bend or you can leave indentations or finger nail imprints on it, but after it is stiffened with gesso you won't have to worry about handling it. There's a cardboard artist who does large portraits on recycled cardboard. 
-Liz


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Reply #48 on: April 24, 2015, 05:17:31 PM
Liz,

I want to stop by sometime and watch you prepare the cardboard canvas.  Sounds fascinating.

aloha

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Reply #49 on: April 24, 2015, 07:03:55 PM
SURE, MaryAnn!  The bus stops just a stone's throw from my condo on Keeumoku and Heulu, in front of the Korean Church.


Come anytime and I'll give you a bunch of card 8 1/2 by 11, great for playing around and trying out different things.  You'll save money buying paper and canvas!  I'll try to post the prep process next time I need more card panels.


It is so non-intimidating to use and gives me a greater sense of freedom.  If something is looking junk, my wastebasket is right under my art table!  I tell Emily we should enjoy art for art's sake and do art for ourselves first, i.e. not for the affirmation of others or feel our work must be 'good enough' to post, not all the time anyway.  Of course, I (and her mom) want to show off everything Emily does. . .  :cheering:
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Reply #50 on: April 25, 2015, 01:57:20 AM
Great, thanks, Liz.  I'm jamming right now getting ready for my trip, but definitely when I get back.

aloha

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Reply #51 on: April 25, 2015, 03:52:07 AM
Liz - you are so creative.  Very interesting concept!!

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Reply #52 on: April 25, 2015, 04:16:37 AM
SHERRI, the project was quite accidental because I soon realized that I could not use a copyright photo even though it was very old from Better Homes and Garden.  :knuppel2:


Nevertheless, it's turning out looking somewhat better than I expected because of all the support I've gotten so far.     So a couple more days and then I'll be done with the painting.   :sweat: :coffee: :painting:
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Reply #53 on: April 27, 2015, 08:35:39 PM
Adding more color and background, working on shapes, etc.
Looking at the black and white, the contrasts can be improved upon!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 08:40:50 PM by liz »


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Reply #54 on: April 27, 2015, 08:59:20 PM
This is the FINAL RENDITION, i.e., I'M DONE with this acrylic painting on cardboard.  I learned a lot and hopefully I will do better in another cone painting later on!
This is the final black and white that shows more value contrasts from the former stage.  It results in a better painting.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 09:10:50 PM by liz »


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Reply #55 on: April 27, 2015, 09:05:11 PM
liz I love your cone painting  O0  I think you have done a great job on this well done  :yippee: hope your going to frame it now after all the work that you have done  O0
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Reply #56 on: April 27, 2015, 09:15:30 PM
 :thankyou: JENNYLYNN!  After I put a light acrylic spray varnish on it, I will put it in a frame!  I will email the photo to the printer's and my friend will get a print.  Would you believe she wants me to do a veggie painting next! I'm taking a break first!  :coffee:
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Reply #57 on: April 27, 2015, 11:09:36 PM
Bravo, Liz!! This is the best looking ice cream cone I've ever scene! And once your friend who commissioned you, and others, see what you've created, you'll have more than your family begging you for paintings.  :clap:
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Reply #58 on: April 28, 2015, 03:52:29 AM
Liz,

Great job.  You've created a whole new genre in art!

It looks so proud of itself!

Now, we will wait for the veggie cone.

I have a Garden Salad Pie you can paint.

aloha

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Reply #59 on: April 28, 2015, 07:22:49 AM
This one really came out great!  :clap:
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