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Reply #90 on: October 09, 2015, 11:19:49 AM
I think it is great Val well done. And I agree with Mea the bit on the side is wonderful.  :clap: :yippee:
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Reply #91 on: October 09, 2015, 01:55:32 PM
I have to admit I rather like my test strip as well!  ;D   Perhaps I should market my test strips as bookmarks!  :2funny:

I know this could still be better, but I really lost heart in it. The center piece is out of whack as I couldn't seem to get the colour properly mixed to match once the red wash had been added. I feel the transitions do not show as well as they did, I lost some of the separation between the layers.

So I grade this as a 'not too bad', but will start to pay more attention to my 'voice' telling me when to stop. This will go into the book as a reminder that if I am not sure of something, stop, back away, and listen to what my gut tells me. If I'm not happy with the test strips...don't do it.  :doh:

On the other side of things, I had limited myself completely to a very limited palette of to me, unfamiliar paints. I think if I had pulled out my other paints and used one of the reds from there, it would probably have come out better.

Lesson learned... even when working with a restricted palette, you have to give yourself some leniency sometimes.

I thank you all for your kind remarks.  :thankyou:     Now then, I have a new stretched paper waiting, what's next? .........   :heeha:     :painting:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #92 on: October 09, 2015, 02:39:16 PM
Hmm, maybe we need a TEST STRIP CHALLENGE!!

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Reply #93 on: October 09, 2015, 06:09:49 PM
Nice job Val.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #94 on: October 09, 2015, 06:55:33 PM
Val, Val, Val, .... Why are you so hard on yourself :knuppel2:
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The center piece is out of whack as I couldn't seem to get the colour properly mixed to match once the red wash had been added. I feel the transitions do not show as well as they did, I lost some of the separation between the layers.
This is what I liked the most :yippee: It's not about getting the colour right - it's about getting the technique(s) right O0 Incidentally I really liked the colour you had in the centre section.
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Reply #95 on: October 09, 2015, 08:16:44 PM
Thank you much Nina. Appreciate the support.  :)
Cheers, Val

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Reply #96 on: October 09, 2015, 08:42:27 PM
Dennis you are right, I am most assuredly my own worst critic! Must be the  >:D in me!  ;D
I know it is the technique more than the colour, but when the technique appears to be working...then by Jove I want it, colour and all!!!  :2funny:
I shall do my best from now on to 'lighten' up on myself  :angel: ...... but can't promise!  >:D    ::)

Cheers, Val

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Reply #97 on: October 10, 2015, 11:18:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Val, you did a great job on the pine cone.   It is beautiful.    Patricia
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Reply #98 on: October 10, 2015, 12:51:50 PM
Thank you Patricia, always there to buoy me up!  :flowers:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #99 on: October 11, 2015, 01:34:33 AM
I think your pine cine is great.   I also agree with Dennis that you are too hard on yourself.  You did a great job! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #100 on: October 11, 2015, 02:48:14 AM
Thanks Mary lou, I appreciate your encouragement.  :flowers:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #101 on: October 14, 2015, 12:14:24 AM
Lovely pinecone Val,  nice colours and blending.    I like the idea of your colour test sheet.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #102 on: October 14, 2015, 01:23:00 AM
  Val;  I like your color test sheet.  This is what I do to keep a record for a project in case I need the colors again. Kathy
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Reply #103 on: October 14, 2015, 03:41:18 AM
See, we do seem to have a test sheet challenge developing!

Such neat work, Kathy.  Is Kingfisher a brand of paint?  I'm not familiar with it.

aloha

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Reply #104 on: October 14, 2015, 06:15:07 AM
Looks great Val!
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