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Reply #60 on: September 29, 2011, 07:47:18 AM
WOW, I thought it was mine  :heeha:

Absolutely stunning Smokie, just love the veins on the center petal  :painting: :yippee: :cloud9:


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Reply #61 on: September 29, 2011, 09:28:34 AM
Gorgeous Smokie. Super job on the colouring, and the detail right down to the velvety feel on the petals. Brilliant work.  :clap:   :clap:
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Reply #62 on: September 29, 2011, 10:02:47 AM
WOW, I thought it was mine  :heeha:

Absolutely stunning Smokie, just love the veins on the center petal  :painting: :yippee: :cloud9:

Ha, ha, ha, I did too, Nolan!
Smokie! That's a perfect rose! It's beautiful! What a magnificent job!  :yippee:

Are those your new oils???
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Reply #63 on: September 29, 2011, 02:33:46 PM
Thank you everyone for the most kind words. I am really surprise at the response I have received with this painting. You all are wonderful and I appreciate the encouragement along the way. It is not perfect but I se realism for sure. So I feel good about the final product.

I used my new oils. yes the first set I purchased were some $6.00 tubes of Daler Rowney graduate series 120ml (30% off @ hobby lobby). Cad red hue, Cad yellow hue, Ultramarine and White. They worked very well and I had fun mixing all those colors on my home made 9"x 18" plexi-glass pallet. It looked like a real painters pallet after I was done. Normally I use a styro-foam plate with my acrylics.

I followed the picture and Nolan's instructions as he painted the rose. Much easier to do when your paint isn't drying on the pallet and brush while he talks. ;)

I will have to say that the most surprising thing of all is that I sent a picture of this to my wife at work when complete and she showed it around her office. the response was great. Her boss asked if I would paint something for their new building. Its a very nice place, very architectural and "green". But currently they haven't done much decorating in the interior. I plan to do a series of three or four paintings that show historic sites in our town. If accepted they will hang in the building and be available for  display art, and also for sale as well. Kind of like being in a gallery. WOW! never could of imagined such an offer.

I have to say I am having a great time learning and sharing with all of you. Nolan and Dennis are great teachers and inspire me to do more and challenge myself.
Will Evans


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Reply #64 on: September 29, 2011, 02:37:28 PM
Congratulations Will!  I really hope you get the commission!  :clap: :gl:
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Reply #65 on: September 29, 2011, 04:22:49 PM
Fantastic Smokie!!

You have acheived really beautiful texture. I  love the veins on the upturned petal, very realistic,

You have really inspired me to start mine.

Congratulations on the commision.


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Reply #66 on: September 29, 2011, 06:45:19 PM
Your rose is lovely Smokie :clap:

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Reply #67 on: September 29, 2011, 08:25:36 PM
 :heeha: You see what happens when you are not shy to show your artwork around

 :gl: with the commission Travis, I know they will be delighted


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Reply #68 on: September 29, 2011, 08:38:32 PM
I hope everyone who loves to paint and create will see this and be inspired. It was just recent I had the bravery to open my old tin of dried up paints and do something I should have done years ago. I have played with art for many years and never really did anything major. I just kept getting started and then would fade out. I have accomplish more in 6 weeks than I ever did in 20 years of playing.  It inspires me to do more and learn and create.

I finally decided that if I want to paint then I just need to paint. My mantra is "if not now, then when?" If you keep putting it off or saying when I retire or when I am not busy with this or that. It will never happen. If not now, when? I say now not later.

Thanks again for all your enthusiasm and kind words. Happy painting all.  :painting:
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Reply #69 on: September 29, 2011, 09:29:44 PM
Who else here is doing the Rose tutorial? Just curious. I know Smokie did his already..really nice! Anyone else done, or waiting for the recording of it? I'm going to wait and go thru it once more.
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Reply #70 on: September 29, 2011, 09:33:45 PM
Smokie, my thoughts exactly. I spent my whole life convincing myself I had no talent, yet always longed to paint. Finally 2 years ago I said I am just doing it and I did.

This site has REALLY encouraged me, Thanks Dennis and Nolan. I have been painting so much more since  I joined paintbasket.

I say "NOW" too Smokie!


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Reply #71 on: September 29, 2011, 09:35:42 PM
Pat, I just finished my background and waiting for it to dry. Can't wait to get going on the petals.


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Reply #72 on: September 29, 2011, 09:42:21 PM
Great Anya...I've done mine too a while back. Don't know about yours, but mine is taking real long to dry. Might be the Sap Green, or just the Walnut Medium highly saturated with it. Nice to get a painting off the ground, isn't 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 #73 on: September 29, 2011, 09:46:35 PM
Sap green does take a long time to dry. I have gone over it several times because it was too streaky. I am using Liquin as a medium and that is faster drying. I have recently bought Walnut Oil but haven't used it, how do you like it? I also bought Walnut Alkyd medium, haven't used that yet either, I wonder how different they are.

I am really enjoying painting with Linquin, the paint just glides so smoothly plus the drying time is great.


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Reply #74 on: September 29, 2011, 09:49:57 PM
Anya, I used the Liquin since I started about almost a year ago, but I sensed it was making my painting look flat (though I wasn't totally sure if it was just that..might be overworking or other factors too, but Liquin is MATTE, not glossy). I bought the Walnut AKLYD Medium about 2 months ago and have painted maybe 5 paintings with it and I like it alot. Then again, I haven't been overworking my paintings as much as before, but I really believe the paint looks much richer due to the inherent gloss of the medium. It does dry slower than the Liquin though, but I can deal with it. I'm in no hurry if I have to wait 2-3 days in between sometimes.
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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