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Reply #60 on: October 04, 2011, 06:06:47 AM
Topdoginuk, I had my eye on one of those projectors, too.  I'd be interested in knowing if that worked for you as well.
Yeah,  I'll post info. on what I think about it and how it performs. If you bookmark this page, you'll be able to come back and see. Probably next week.
Cheers  :)
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Reply #61 on: October 04, 2011, 06:19:27 PM
Sounds good Tony. I can't afford one right now though, but will be good to know. How simple can it be..just to trace what you project on the canvas!  Good luck on your River Scene painting.
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 #62 on: October 06, 2011, 05:28:27 AM
Having watched a few of Nolan's tutorial videos, I've had a rethink on this mission! I'm gonna set it aside for now and come back to it at a later stage. (I want to give some thought to making in into a 'story' and snap a few additional images to incorporate into the scene to make it focused).
I've taken note of compositional and painting techniques and, I  plan to change the picture to include these.
So, I'm gonna look at joining the 'Rose' class!  :yippee: (I was very impressed by the painting outcomes and learning comments).
Now I just need to go find where to start it link.
(Oh, I will come back to this landscape. I haven't abandoned it. I just need to admit I haven't got the skill for such a large project, yet!  :blush:)
Thanks for input.  :)
 
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Reply #63 on: October 06, 2011, 08:08:06 AM
It's good to think and rethink through our art projects!  Without the inspiration or fire to get started, the perspiration may not be worth the 'less than satisfying' results of our efforts.  I had a friend's painting that he didn't finish and was going to trash (because he was moving).  I thought I could finish it, but it wasn't my composition and long story short, I lacked the professional 'know how' and had to abandon the idea!  I painted over it and now have a canvas 36x48 or thereabouts waiting for an 'inspiration'!


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Reply #64 on: October 06, 2011, 09:23:11 AM
At least you haven't really started on the painting yet, so you can still take your time and mull over the best way to do it. You will know when you are ready to tackle it - you will feel like painting it O0

PS - here is the link to the Rose Painting Tutorial on Paint Basket TV


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Reply #65 on: October 06, 2011, 11:30:02 AM
The projector looks good Tony, let us know how it works out for you.
I understand completely about rethinking the project at hand. I'm still scratching my head a bit over the iguana. I now know where to start (light colour washes), but still having a bit of bother over how to accomplish the texture I'm after. So, when I think of it I paint little patches on a paper and try different techniques. I know I'll find the right approach, getting closer all the time.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #66 on: October 06, 2011, 11:59:25 AM
Thank you Nolan. Yeah, I'm glad I took time out to watch your recordings of the tutorial lessons I missed. I learned a great deal from them ( I've yet to finish watching them. I couldn't concentrate today 'cos I had Dentist app. My 5th Dentist is 12 months! I just didn't get on with the others and have spent a fortune on their incompetent work. I've been in pain for 10 weeks from previous Dentists filling  >:(
Anyway, back to the subject in hand. I'll continue to build knowledge and, practice first. I nearly tried to run before I could even walk with this project!  :blush:  Now I'm glad I've halted it. I've learned a lesson to stop, step outside the box, ask questions, think twice, be self critical and reconsider options and be honest. If I'm not up to the job, then I admit it  :2funny:

Val, thank you for asking about the projector. Unfortunately, it was useless   :'(  I'm gonna get a overhead projector like Nolan instead. If you are thinking of buying this Tracer, forget it. Don't waste 'ya money. I'm returning mine for a refund. It arrived with a smashed bulb anyway.
Once I get a overhead projector, I will post a review about it and, I might even do a quick Youtube video. (I say a quick video because, I don't post many Youtube videos now because they take too long to load).
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 01:55:01 PM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #67 on: October 06, 2011, 12:17:21 PM
Shame about the projector Tony. Its all a learning process. Better luck with the next one.  :gl2:

Sometimes it is best just to step back and reevaluate, nothing worse than rushing ahead and becoming disheartened. Good on you Tony, take your time...there's always plenty to keep you busy in the meantime.  O0
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Reply #68 on: October 06, 2011, 01:50:10 PM
Topdog....tell me about dentists!! For some reason, many of them are terrible. I've had one or two actually YELLING at me to keep my mouth open during a root canal. I couldn't because my jaws were so tired. They have that little cardboard thing they put in your mouth to PROP it open the whole time...so why didn' the use that! OH....and he told me at the end to tell the follow up "dentist" that one of his tools busted off in my mouth because i didn't keep it open! (he was lying about that too). Nightmare. And you know how rough and merciless they can be with a needle because it doesn't bother them....can we continue this in another forum on TOOT DECAY?? ;D
On the projector....hope the one your getting works. I'm spending alot lately and need 4 or 5 new paints...ouch.
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Reply #69 on: October 06, 2011, 06:45:38 PM
Sorry about you guys suffering through dental work!  Too bad you're so far away! :(  My youngest daughter's husband is the best dentist ever! :)  He does GREAT, FAST, AND PAINLESS dentistry of every kind of procedure!  I am so BLESSED because I have a natural fear of pain, blood, needles, going to any doctor, etc.!  :sweat::gl:


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Reply #70 on: October 06, 2011, 07:15:08 PM
Sorry about you guys suffering through dental work!  Too bad you're so far away! :(  My youngest daughter's husband is the best dentist ever! :)  He does GREAT, FAST, AND PAINLESS dentistry of every kind of procedure!  I am so BLESSED because I have a natural fear of pain, blood, needles, going to any doctor, etc.!  :sweat::gl:
Thank you Liz!
Well, I hope that when I sink my teeth into a great painting challenge, all will be fine!  :D
Yeah, you are very lucky   :)
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Reply #71 on: October 06, 2011, 08:36:27 PM
Well, I hope that when I sink my teeth into a great painting challenge, all will be fine!  :D

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Reply #72 on: October 06, 2011, 08:53:13 PM
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Reply #73 on: October 06, 2011, 09:18:35 PM
Good luck Topdog on the Rose. Hope you do well.
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Reply #74 on: October 06, 2011, 09:32:25 PM
Dentists?......  :-X     :whistle:
Cheers, Val

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