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Hi Maureen, Yes I agree that it helps with the distance . Another paint-a-long is a great idea. I will be delighted to participate. It sure does help to read about the different approaches taken and techniques used. I look forward to the next one
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Hi all,
I am just a beginner, but I love this ref photo and would like to try it.
I think, I will have more use of gesso in order to paint my mis-happenings over than colors...
Hence my question: is there a time limit on that?
(my post won't be a help for anybody, so it's no problem at all if I just try it without posting it here in this paint-a-long-thread )

I love this paint-a-long, it is such a great help for beginners to see, how different pros start and do a project on the same ref.

Thanks for everybody sharing the projects, I enjoy it

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Another paint-along? You bet! This is so much fun and so helpful.

Maureen, your colors and blending are beautiful!
Cindy, your colors are so subtle and lovely.
Colin yours is really coming along. Nice!
Virginia you really sling paint beautifully!


I plan to post my beginning later today.
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Gaby - please do join us - we'll keep the thread going as long as necessary.

Thanks Judy

If anyone has ideas about the next reference, please send them to me via PM - easier to keep them 'in mind' that way

Did a little more to this before lunch and it's rested since then so will go add more.
Here's where I am ........ added more colours to the sand to try to indicate the colour, but in light/shade of evening ...... I think I like all these colours peeping through. I have greater freedom with such a painting than when doing florals - it's a nice diversion
Added to the sea a little too.
Placed the fence posts - that's my next job, 'painting the fence'!!!

Then, the oats - looking forward to that



Here's a crop to see if the colours show any better ....



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I haven't been running at peak performance this weekend- my body & spirit are in a power struggle

I (obviously) sped through this (headache- I'll live) but used it as a chance to play with my "canvas". It's a piece of stripped corrugated cardboard that was first a place to wipe my brushes, I had gesso'd it because I thought it would be something "different" to work with. It was.

Really good work from everyone so far.


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For the love of pizza. That sea grass looks like it was done by my cat.

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For the love of pizza. That sea grass looks like it was done by my cat.


Great line, April. I laughed til there were tears in my eyes. So you may not be happy with the grass, but there is a wonderful light you have caught on the posts. Your choice of support was certainly innovative.

Bhavani - your painting came out really well.

Maureen - wow what beautiful colour and light - your dune is pearlescent like the underside of an oyster shell. But that's a massive mound of sand. Great idea to do another of these paint alongs and i would certainly be interested. You are very generous with your time & knowledge.

Judy & Meredith thanks for the encouragement.

I will work a little more on mine as Vancouverites seem to be sleeping in again. May post later today if I make any meaningful progress.
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Lol April - you have plenty of time to work on it!
How big is this? Looks tiny!

Hope the headache has gone and you're feeling more chipper
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Hi Maureen looks like we cross-posted again there.

Tried your 'mister' idea on the blending of the sky. Wow, I am a convert! Much easier to manage paint - except had to be very vigilant for drips (a couple got a way on me. )

Guests are astir, so here is my latest. I have been focusing on sky and trying to get a bit of sunset light into the lower left of the canvas. And making the grass underpainting look for ragged and less like an air mattress left behind after the kids have gone home. Have no cat, so can't blame anything on any creature great or small except me.

It all hangs on the light in this one...

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Here's where I am today.

First pass at the sky:


Went over the sky and added the water and part of the beach:


It's not pictured but I did a thumbnail sketch first, something I rarely ever do. See, this paint-along is already having an effect on me. This is done on 11 x 14 canvas panel.

Maureen: Lovely dunes!

April Joy: I too laughed at your cat painting comment. What a stitch! And your painting is a good start, on cardboard no less. It will make a good sketch to guide your painting on canvas.

Colin, you posted while I was typing mine. I like the way your painting is developing. Your sky glows!
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I just saw this thread today, I hope to jump in too! Thank you everyone for sharing your strategies, it really helps.
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Thanks for the lovely comments all!

Bhavani, that's done the trick. The little bit of dark adds a whole of lot of depth.
Maureen, loving those sand colors, they look perfect.
AprilJoy, what a great idea to paint on cardboard like that! Must have been fun. Tell your cat, I like the grass.
Colin, that's some smooth shading. Looking good!!
Nice start, Violetta!

This is a lot of fun, hope everyone jumps in!
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Thanks Virginia and Judy. Judy your own painting is coming along nicely. I like the line of your dune. It has a graceful movement to it that I think will bring a good flow to the whole scene.
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So the fence went in last night, had to wait until I had decent light today to photograph it.
I painted in the fence with black then skimmed colors from the sky for highlights with a dry brush. I use a lot of colors, I could mix them but I'm too lazy.
My blues are a combo of Navy, light sky blue and cobalt
The yellows are Naples and light Cadium.
The reds are Crimson and a pink flesh color.
The sand is a light warm grey.
The greens are leaf green and olive mixes.
To mix I used a little bit of titanium white mixed with a little Naples yellow or pink. The black is basic black with a little sienna mixed in for warmth.
I forgot to say this is approx 12 x 16 which is huge for me.



Then with the fence dried I did the foliage, working from back to front with a dry stiff flat brush and then a rigger for details and thin stalks.



Some close ups. The grasses..



The back fence and sea.



The tall stalks..



This was a lot of fun. Thanks for starting this!
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Virginia - Wonderful result. What, though, is a 'rigger'? Is that a fine brush?

(Obviously another high tech gadget of some type like water spritzers and masking tape.)
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