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lynn p.

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on: May 20, 2015, 03:40:08 AM
I've been posting my questions about this under Oil Painting General Chat as I had planned to paint it in oil but now decided that I will try and finish it in acrylic, given that I want to do a Resin finish on it and hang outdoors.  Quite a challenge as it is huge, 3x6 feet.  It is a WIP.  Still haven't even blocked it in fully, so this is just a rough underpainting--but tons of fun so far.  Worked for 6 hours and still many hours to go.




thought I would add updates here.  6 more hours.  Very slow going.  Haven't even touched the left corner.  Thanks Liz, I will add those great bubbles last and agree that I will part those lips.


« Last Edit: May 27, 2015, 02:13:26 AM by lynn p. »


dbald8

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Reply #1 on: May 20, 2015, 04:38:47 AM
3' x 6' - aren't you the adventurous one! I have trouble with 9" x12" paintings. It looks like it's going to be an interesting painting. Good Luck with it, you're off to a good start.
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Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 06:19:07 AM
Off to a great start, Lynn.

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Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 06:48:21 PM
Off to a good start Lynn.  O0 Take your time, this is going to be a brilliant piece.  :clap:    :cheering:
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Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 04:18:46 PM
Looking good!  Remember to add in a stream of air bubbles, too, and part the lips a little bit.  At least give an impression of exhaling under water and/or puff up the cheeks some more.  Since your painting is so large, I think you can add these effects.  My grandchildren like to swim under water and we've taken some photos, too and the bubbles are their biggest thing!  Have fun!   :)
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Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 04:27:56 PM
It's looking good Lynn
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Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 02:22:37 AM
Thanks for your comments Mea, dansartclass, dbald8, Liz and Val.  I agree with all you said Liz.  This is a serious challenge.  Worked several hours today and because it is so large, I ended the day feeling like I hadn't done much.  I can see that motivation is going to be my challenge as it is a long term project.  I posted the next stage above next to the first.


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Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 03:07:11 AM
What a fun project! Is this from your imagination? Don't think about how many hours it will take to complete this - instead, think how many years of enjoyment you will get looking at this outdoors!
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Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 04:18:35 PM
Super cool!!!
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lynn p.

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Reply #9 on: June 10, 2015, 01:47:21 AM
This is getting close to where I want it but I think it will need another day's work.


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Reply #10 on: June 10, 2015, 03:57:16 AM
This is coming nicely
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Reply #11 on: June 10, 2015, 01:29:14 PM
Cool and fun painting Lynn!
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Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 02:59:34 AM
This is pretty cool Lynn. :clap: :clap:

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Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 03:32:05 AM
Lynn, this is so impressive. The water looks so "wet"!(haha) Just outstanding!
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Reply #14 on: June 17, 2015, 02:57:45 AM
Nina, Natalie, dbald8 and Christina--thanks tons for commenting.  You guys are always there even when I am not so I really appreciate it.  Here is the final.  I basically just reinforced some colors and worked on bubbles.  Hope it reads as underwater. It's a bit cartoonish but it actually works from afar.  It is so huge that it is not too great up close.