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Gary B
03-22-2001, 10:37 AM
A bearded collie...may brother's dog. This dog was special. Great personality.

Oil with fingers, Q-tips and Typewriter eraser.

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Shirl
03-22-2001, 11:00 AM
How do you do this?? And I suppose it took you 30 minutes!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Really wonderful. Beardies are great dogs, very intelligent I understand.

Shirl

GC
03-22-2001, 03:50 PM
Super... Simplcity and sketch like feel is what makes this one work.. I think.
But what do I know? I just go by feeling.

Ginette

Gary B
03-23-2001, 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Shirl:
How do you do this?? And I suppose it took you 30 minutes!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Really wonderful. Beardies are great dogs, very intelligent I understand.

Shirl

I love working this way as it forces a loose, free style. Kind of like enlarging the perfect thumbnail painting. I have a number of thumbnails that I just couldn't get the same look on the big un.

Smooth non-absorbant surface is the key. Took around 2 hrs if I recall.

This is the only bearded collie I've known, but she loved everyone and vica-versa.

Thanks for your comments.

Gary

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[This message has been edited by Gary B (edited March 23, 2001).]

tammy
03-24-2001, 12:08 AM
Cool! I never knew finger painting could produce such great results!

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wendee
03-24-2001, 12:24 AM
just great http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Sandi
03-24-2001, 12:35 AM
Awesome!!

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ReNae
03-24-2001, 06:56 AM
I love the softness you created...he is absolutely adorable.

Never thought a typewriter eraser could be used in such a loving way! LOL

Warmth,
ReNae

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animal
03-24-2001, 09:28 AM
I really like these.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Crias
03-26-2001, 11:16 PM
The eyes are great on this piece! Beardies are such neat dogs. Can you tell me more about the process and how this finger painting is done? If this explanation was posted somewhere in the past can you direct me to it?

TIA

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Gary B
03-27-2001, 06:05 AM
Crias...

Check this out>>>> Family (http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum20/HTML/000185.html)

I usually use Lettraset 2000 hot pressed board that I spray liberally with Crystal Clear acrylic fixative to give it a slick, non-absorbant coating. Sometimes I do a minimal drawing prior to spraying. White coated Masonite (Marlite) works well, also. Oils are mixed on the pallet and thinned with linseed oil to preference. Force yourself to do it all with fingers and add detail by removing paint with the eraser and Q-tips while still wet. I like to let the white of the board show thru rather than using white color. Minimum work with a detail brush.

I have paintings in this style all over the place. Doesn't take much time, so it's perfect for freebees or when people really want your work, but can't afford to pay for the hours.

Try it, You'll love it as a change of pace.

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