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Old 02-03-2017, 08:39 PM
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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

Day 3....

Thanks for the kind words, Lawrence and Marie.
Barkode and Beth - lovely paintings!

Here we go, 8x10 oil on canvas (but my Dick Blick order arrived so I'll have lots of boards now)

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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

So I was telling a friend of mine about this today, and decided that I'd paint her. Decided to do it tonight since I had plenty of free time. Not exactly sure there's much of a resemblance, ha. I did it in monochrome to work on getting the values correct, which I got myself in trouble by using a way too dark skin tone right off the bat. I kept telling myself I had a bunch of darker colors on my palette and it wouldn't seem so dark next to them instead of the plain white canvas, but no, it was still super dark and I didn't have much room to play around with subtle changes in her skin color. I think maybe I'll come back to this at the end of February as sort of a check to see how much I've improved. But there's virtually no resemblance to my reference picture. And I got tired and just gave up on doing anything with the neckline and a hand that's resting against her head, that's why there's just blobs blended into the background

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Old 02-04-2017, 07:44 AM
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Wow barcode that one plays in another league. I love your work on the lace.
@blarkin : the use of colours really make it a happy fish
@loganart : I really like the depth in your flowers. I struggle with that a lot myself
@ Dudd : "Courage" we'd say in french. The next one will go better

I don't have a lot of time today so I decided on a quick master study of Eugène Carrière. No were near as good as the original but still glad I did it. If we're not to late home this evening I might go in again with some opaque paint

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Interesting work from all of you----this thread rocks!!

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Old 02-04-2017, 02:42 PM
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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

Logan nice bunch of flowers.
Marie nice earth tones on your back side portrait.
Lawrence this guy looks like he is full of personality!

Here is my #4 which is maybe 3x6" . It's my heart necklace, a gift from my husband
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:13 PM
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Beth, nice work on the necklace! And a great series of portraits up there. I'm envious of people who can do portraiture.

Day #4, a little local color. I will go back and add door details and slats on the window shutters after the paint dries a little.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:49 PM
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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

Marie your study is fabulous. i struggle with roses too -- note the weird one on the top left. I had it right until the very end; 2 strokes and voila! Ruined.

I need to use this 30 days for practicing something, so I said oh i will do roses. Then I said oh I will do water. Then houses. So who knows???

Right now I shall sketch some roses in my sketch pad.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:20 PM
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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

Wauw love all the paintings

Lawrence, Amazing how you portray Ghandi with so little lines. Wish I could do that.

blarkin : nice job on the necklace. you made a beautiful composition.

logan art : the house with the yellow door. I already know I will keep this one in my memory. A very strong image. Please post again after you added the details. This one will become a winner.

I worked some more on mine but am to tired to try and figure out the difficulties between photographing with my phone and getting the image small enough to post so will post my update of today tomorrow.

Have a nice weekend everybody.
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Old 02-04-2017, 06:59 PM
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Marie: There is an app. It is called Image Size. It's very easy to use and resizes your phone photos into the correct size for the forum.
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I have a lot going on and wont be able to keep up with one a day this year. First I have a sick husband so my kids decided to take apart my kitchen but it didn't work out so we are buying a new house. With no kitchen we have a lot of t v dinners or eating out. Without hot water we are staying with grandson at night and he has no internet. Then my camera broke. My oils are too wet to scan for a while. I have to use the computer to take a picture and they don't come out as good as the camera or scanner. So here is my first one. A nuthatch. ACEO
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Mary, I remember life without a kitchen and it was miserable. It is amazing that you have managed to paint at all. A lovely study and I hope you get everything sorted out soon.

I am posting one a week and this is my first.

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I can see I will need to darken the sky at the top.
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Beth, Logan, Mary, Juliet, nice to see your work.

Mary, amazing that you managed to paint that considering all your trials and tribulations at the moment.

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Old 02-05-2017, 01:55 PM
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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

loganart : thanks for the tip of the resizing. Works as a charm now.
Mary : what a nightmare. I hope everything gets better for you and your family.
juliet : love the soft edges in your painting
Lawrence: you have a very distinctive style. I feel like I would recognise your work even without a name.

As mentioned yesterday I reworked the painting a bit more in the evening. Here is the result.


And for todays painting session, a little landscape from imagination. Really liked doing this one. Somehow it feels more like a real painting than the previous ones.

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Re: A Painting a Day Challenge! Plus some changes,,,

Marie that is so lovely!
Mary - a sick spouse is so sad and difficult. Prayers for you.
Lawrence that is my favorite one yet. It is very lively and I like the hat a lot.

Mine is not done but family duties call..... here it is so far (a photo from the WDE, hopes that is ok)

I know I need to vary the green more, and I will put the top row of trees so the water separates from the sky.



Tomorrow Im painting something REALLY simple!
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:52 PM
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By the way, in case you are interested. In preparation for this challenge, I acquired approximately 60 birch boards from Dick Blick. I prepped them by spraying some with Kilz and some with gray Rustoleum. This was the Rustoleum finish. You can see some of it peeking through.

It is very, very slick with no gesso over it. Like painting on glass --literally. I use a glass palette and it's exactly the same. The bad thing is, if you run. your brush back over it you'll lift the paint right off. The good is, if you want to remove the paint just use a palette knife and lift it off.

This is the loosest painting I have ever done. So perhaps it's worth using them without gesso for awhile. Next I will try the kilz surface. It seems to have a little more tooth.
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