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Kelley

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Reply #105 on: October 03, 2011, 02:12:01 AM
Pat, my eyes are drawn immediately to the center of the waterfall and tend to follow the water flow. The colours you chose for the water turned out super in the overall painting.  The frame tops it perfectly.  Congratulations  :clap:
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Reply #106 on: October 03, 2011, 02:51:01 AM
Kelly, you can 'grid' your photo anyway you want to. Big or small squares. Doesn't matter. The trick is to duplicate it to your canvas then draw what you see in each square.
Let's say you grid your photo with 12 by 12 grid squares. Now, put the same amount on your canvas but, it too has to have the same 12 by 12 on it.
In other words, if you divide your photo into 12 equal parts, you have to do the same with your canvas.
Then just draw/paint what you see in each square and it'll automatically come out.

Hope this helps,
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Reply #107 on: October 03, 2011, 05:48:27 AM
I understand the concept thegrindre.  I've done it in quick illustrations, but not to this detail.  Ought to be a good learning experience.  Thank you.
Kelley


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Reply #108 on: October 03, 2011, 08:29:43 AM
Kelley the grid I gave you guys will fit a 16x20 canvas perfectly, just divide your canvas up into 1inch blocks and then redraw all the outlines of the major objects O0

Pat - The frame compliments the painting nicely  :clap:


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Reply #109 on: October 03, 2011, 11:10:10 AM
Pat, I'd love to be one of your invited friends for the viewing...unfortunately it's a bit of a swim!  :2funny:
Don't be surprised if someone wants it for their own.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #110 on: October 03, 2011, 05:20:52 PM
You're welcome anytime Val. Thanks everyone on this one. Kelley, I'm not sure...is that the sticky masking clear plastic you got at Wal-Mart? Let me know if it works well to cut thru it.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #111 on: October 04, 2011, 05:34:21 AM
Thank you Nolan!
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Reply #112 on: October 06, 2011, 11:17:57 AM
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #113 on: October 06, 2011, 01:42:45 PM
I'm confused about the grid sheets you got at Wal-Mart Kelley. Is it with sticky side to it, or is it just for tracing out?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #114 on: October 09, 2011, 02:01:28 AM
It is sticky. Not quite for laminating, but can be used to line kitchen drawers.
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Reply #115 on: October 09, 2011, 02:07:00 AM
Kelley, I got some at Hobby Lobby today. What department in Wal-Mart did you get it? It's the stuff with the waxy backing that peels off?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #116 on: October 09, 2011, 02:14:13 AM
My wife purchased it in the household goods department. I haven't opened it, but it is probably the type of paper you are thinking - kinda like what you would find on a sticker.
Kelley


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Reply #117 on: October 09, 2011, 03:09:42 AM
I think it is in the household section where you get liner for cabinets or shelf liner.  I think it is called clear contact paper.
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Reply #118 on: October 09, 2011, 05:25:14 AM
Duck brand clear laminate (acid free, non-yellowing). It says to consider permanent, but I am not sure how this will work on canvas.  I will be using it shortly and will report results.
Kelley


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Reply #119 on: October 09, 2011, 12:50:20 PM
Ok Kelley. Household..have to remember that.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


 

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