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Re: MAPS - Masters’ Acrylic Painting Studies (Van Gogh) June/July, 2008

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Stoney...this is beutyful!!

Yes, it is beautiful. The end result was quite a surprise.
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that is so beautiful!
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Well, here it is. I have to say I learned so very much from this painting. Everything from smaller canvases aren't necessarily better...to acrylic paint dries REALLY fast no matter what you do in 100 degree heat waves. LOL.
Because of the smaller canvas, I just couldn't duplicate the things I really wanted to...I guess maybe I could have done a part of the painting...something to think about. I just couldn't get the dirt to work. I have the closeup of the original, and it is so beautiful...but I couldn't get all the colors in place without one giant brown muddy mess. I tell you all this not to constantly bemoan...but because I am learning...and I thought I would share what I have learned, and what even I can see I still need to. LOL. I learned so much about brush technique doing this...and folks, there were hearts hidden all over this canvas. I am NOT kidding. Including one next to where he signed his name. I literally broke down and cried at that. Let's just say I was empathizing a little too much with our Vincent by the time I was closing in on the stretch. lol. Too many 12 hour days working on this. It probably took me as long to do this little one, as he took for the original that is 4 times as big...and I am not kidding. hehe. Anyway, I still need to go back and do touchups especially relining the 'ink block" look. And if I get energetic I may try the dirt again. I got part of it right...so just need to work on the lower left area. ok, didn't mean to write a book. This one was just such a labor of love though....



And of course I added a few too many mums or whatever they are...but that's ok...and I AM getting better. hehe.
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Thank you, kindly. I still find it hard to believe I produced that.
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Well, here it is. I have to say I learned so very much from this painting. Everything from smaller canvases aren't necessarily better...to acrylic paint dries REALLY fast no matter what you do in 100 degree heat waves. LOL.

That it does. Perhaps using retarder and working in smaller areas at a time?

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Because of the smaller canvas, I just couldn't duplicate the things I really wanted to...I guess maybe I could have done a part of the painting...something to think about. I just couldn't get the dirt to work. I have the closeup of the original, and it is so beautiful...but I couldn't get all the colors in place without one giant brown muddy mess. I tell you all this not to constantly bemoan...but because I am learning...and I thought I would share what I have learned, and what even I can see I still need to.

Perhaps utilizing glazes and letting one layer fully dry before adding another?

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LOL. I learned so much about brush technique doing this...and folks, there were hearts hidden all over this canvas. I am NOT kidding. Including one next to where he signed his name.

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I literally broke down and cried at that. Let's just say I was empathizing a little too much with our Vincent by the time I was closing in on the stretch. lol. Too many 12 hour days working on this. It probably took me as long to do this little one, as he took for the original that is 4 times as big...and I am not kidding. hehe. Anyway, I still need to go back and do touchups especially relining the 'ink block" look. And if I get energetic I may try the dirt again. I got part of it right...so just need to work on the lower left area. ok, didn't mean to write a book. This one was just such a labor of love though....



And of course I added a few too many mums or whatever they are...but that's ok...and I AM getting better. hehe.
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Re: MAPS - Masters’ Acrylic Painting Studies (Van Gogh) June/July, 2008

Actually I did use slo-dri. I always do as our normal humidity is only about 9%. But the heat wave has just intensified it.

I think that might be what I will have to do on the dirt. literally just do a row at a time as they seem to overlap in a zig zag type pattern.

Thanks for the thoughts.
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oh...Stoney, I guess I didn't explain...the parts I couldn't replicate were the amazing texture. (See about the fourth page of thread...I posted a close up of the original.) The smaller canvas made some of it literally impossible. I considered filling a small syringe with paint and trying to get the texture that way, but it sounded like a mess. And modeling paste was a total bust. Won't ever use that again I don't think.
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oh...Stoney, I guess I didn't explain...the parts I couldn't replicate were the amazing texture. (See about the fourth page of thread...I posted a close up of the original.) The smaller canvas made some of it literally impossible. I considered filling a small syringe with paint and trying to get the texture that way, but it sounded like a mess. And modeling paste was a total bust. Won't ever use that again I don't think.

Thank you for the explanation, but I'm still confused about; "and folks, there were hearts hidden all over this canvas"

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