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06-20-2004, 02:17 PM
did this in about 30 min w/c and it shows
was trying something a little different and it almost worked
completely soaked 140lb w/c paper for about ten min and started painting immediately and very fast trying to get the feel more than a replica of the ref pic
I think I amost got it. may try this again a little later

06-20-2004, 03:21 PM
I think that this is very effective......... the loose method and the color selection was excellent......... great job..........


06-20-2004, 03:36 PM
I think you did get it. The wet on wet is very effective here. The flames seem to be flickering. Well done !

06-20-2004, 03:49 PM
I thought a fire would be too challenging, but your method obviously works. Will have to give a go sometime - adding this to a very, very long list of things to try.

Charlie's Mum
06-20-2004, 04:00 PM
You certainly achieved a feeling of moving flames - well tried! :)

06-20-2004, 08:11 PM
Any method would be difficult to capture flames. This is looking pretty interesting- wet on very wet, hmmm? Must give it a try.

06-20-2004, 08:20 PM
Hi, Zardoz. Very interesting way to paint flames...wet into wet. This technique energized the flames as well as the background.

06-20-2004, 09:35 PM
thanks for the kind comments
while I did learn some things and am not disappointed
I think ya'll are seeing more here than I am lol

06-21-2004, 12:35 AM
The fire works. I think more red or blue in the background might help. Or maybe do the background after the initial soaking has dried. Worthwhile experiment either way.

06-21-2004, 12:40 AM
Great campfire. Love your explanation on how you did it, very brave. You must have felt under a lot of pressure to get it done in the allotted time. Well done.

06-21-2004, 08:20 AM
The campfire called to me also, but I couldn't decide how to even begin. I really admire that you choose it, and did this in only 30 minutes.

06-21-2004, 01:49 PM
vibrant flickering flames - I like this -cool in a hot way :D :D

06-21-2004, 02:26 PM
Great campfire. Love your explanation on how you did it, very brave. You must have felt under a lot of pressure to get it done in the allotted time. Well done.

aren't bravery and ignorance two sides of the same page :D LOL

06-21-2004, 05:12 PM
Great experiment! Looks like you'll be dong more! Nicole

06-21-2004, 05:44 PM
This is cool....er....hot! I'm one of those who didn't know how to even start this....good on you for trying! :clap: :clap: That's what WDE's are for....experimenting and pushing the envelope.

Regina McMullan
06-21-2004, 06:04 PM
I put the spiderdog over flames because I couldn't imagine how to get that background and flames all in 2 hours. It's tricky, but yours worked. I like your fire and the background.

06-22-2004, 12:11 AM
Cool approach! I think ya got a good thing going here! Wonder if you could keep it wet with a spray bottle as you go along? That would allow you to layer more color and such. As it is, it works very very well and looks like a fun idea for tackling an ephemeral subject. Let's face it, fire is never still and it's not the easiest thing in the world to paint a moving target! You did great!

06-23-2004, 12:46 PM
The hot coal beds has the same hypnotic effect as when staring into it, sitting around the camp fire !! Great effect and courageous approach :clap: :clap: