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Old 06-08-2005, 05:12 AM
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Re: Monthly Classroom: June. Knife Painting with Acrylics

s'cuse my ignorance, Gill, but what does cranked mean???

Oh, and glad to see another 'leftie'
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Re: Monthly Classroom: June. Knife Painting with Acrylics

Hiya Lulu! Perfectly alright, ..cranked is the angled handle, like a sort of step. Take a look at the first pics, you'll see some are flat like ordinary knives and some more like a high heel shoe..now there's a definition we ladies understand!!
So, you didn't pick up the lefthanded thing on your visit here huh?
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Re: Monthly Classroom: June. Knife Painting with Acrylics

Gill...

Just lurking and learning but thought I'd pop in to ask if you have ever used FAS impasto paints? Deliciously thick and cheap as chips.

Oh and I can give a couple more defs for "cranked"

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I've only just spotted some FAS paints(I think) but they are in town..
I have a couple of tubes of Matisse structure, trouble is I get upset because all the colours run out, rather than the gel, easier to buy gel(for me) and use for everything! However, if time is of the essence(and it ususally isn't as I paint pretty fast), I will have to consider this option, eh?
For some reason cranked makes me think of an old man getting out of a chair..weird..
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Gill. When we were there we had so much to TALK about I don't think I did notice the left handedness - did you know that John is too? also our only child - not that he probably had a choice!!!

Oh, and my father used to crank his very first car to get it going

Don't mean to hijack your thread but we really could go off in all sorts of tangents!!! lol
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Ok well just a note maybe for future when you have an idle moment..Check out this place.
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Re: Monthly Classroom: June. Knife Painting with Acrylics

Going to dig my knife out today and do something about doing something about this! Thats a promise.

Not sure what I am going to paint yet but need to put paint to canvas.
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Glad to see others joining in! I forgot to post my ref pic last night. Also, It will not be as easy for me to post progress pics this time because I have moved up to a 16 X 20" as opposed to my previous 8X10s that I could scan. I did sponge in my BG last night - need to go over it tonite and tone it down. I did use the knife a bit to paint the pillow on the sofa that Miss Moxie is lounging on. I am set up in the kitchen and DH is finding this WIP quite amusing I must say. As usual, I have high hopes for this painting as I can see it finished in my mind's eye.
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OH! I just found out about this today, and am going away for a week. It may be too late by then for me to join in, but I certainly can read and learn and try on my own. Thanks for the detailed photos, too, that show how-tos! very important to see since there are no knife painters near me to watch.
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Ok well just a note maybe for future when you have an idle moment..Check out this place.
http://www.artsupplies.co.nz/
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Oh I've got them! BUT I didn't realise the free deivery bit, hmm definite possibilities..thanks a lot!
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OH! I just found out about this today, and am going away for a week. It may be too late by then for me to join in, but I certainly can read and learn and try on my own. Thanks for the detailed photos, too, that show how-tos! very important to see since there are no knife painters near me to watch.
Nope you'll be fine, you can join in at any spot, if you have questions just tell me what stage you're at, I'm sure most these threads go way past the month with questions and postings anyway..
have a fantastic trip if it's a holiday, a safe one if not..
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Just caught up on the thread. Man its just booming!

Gill thanks for the suggestion on the sky first. I was doing to work background to foreground anyway. I find that easier to do.

Well I better get to it then and start on putting paint to canvas. And rescue my little one from licking the ranch slider (glass sliding door). lol
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Re: Monthly Classroom: June. Knife Painting with Acrylics

Hey Deb, Good to see you.
I don't know if DH put my progress pic into the PC last night. Its at an ugle stage - will try to get a bit more done tonite and post pics. I toned down the BG anyway but have not gone any further yet. What do you suggest Gill - blocking in the midtone colors first to identify the shape of the animal and then going ahead with the darks and lights? Looking for a bit of courage here.
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I have started putting paint to canvas.

Using the knife shown (that was found on the side of the road with a box of art stuff and a note saying "pinch me") and the colour cerulean blue for both sky and sea.





Definately will have to do another coat on the sky and sea.
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Well this morning I have done another coat with the same knife....

With the same colour - 1/2 cerulean blue (a semi-transparent paint) and 1/2 impasto gel medium. Atelier range.

This is really the borning and strange looking stage isn't it. I'm thinking of working on the pathway next.

The only brushwork is on the side of the canvas not on the face of it. Just to wrap the colour around the 1 1/2" sides.

Now for the long hall of waiting for it to dry in cold weather before I do anything else.


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