View Full Version : Sally's first lesson

03-12-2001, 09:09 PM
I got my first result today.
Sally has a nice clean techinque which is of course NOTHING like simple.
We make an underpainting in acrylic or water color to allow the darks to stay dark.
She set up still lives...
Here is mine:

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And we made THREE value thumbnails.
Now folks, she meant it. THREE values.
After we devided the scene into three tonal areas, we washed on the watercolor paper. I think it works better with complementary dark grays, but I am still doing without QUITE getting it.
It made a great surface ant then we painted in Darks and middle tones only color over color for fully 3/4 of the picture THEN we painted on the light.
It was great fun and I am happy, although NOW since I got home, I neatly put in MORE black by trying to fixative it...which mens I get to put the light BACK on it....
Here is the pristine digipic:

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More tomorrow if the fingers hold up!

03-13-2001, 05:58 AM
Djstar this is so good,I love it! What else can I say!

03-13-2001, 07:14 AM

You've got it! Great job. You are on a roll!


L. Diane Johnson (http://www.LDianeJohnson.com/) NAPA, PSA
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03-13-2001, 04:06 PM

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