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Re: A rat's journey into art. Acrylic paint.
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2019, 10:30:39 pm »
So here it is. A work in progress. You'll be able to see all the steps I took to make it happen. Or fail. :) I'm going to try things I've never done before. I have a concept for this one. The house, people and yard will be in dappled shade. The bird feeder, garden under it and the cat will be in bright sunlight. Hopefully making them the center of attention.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1465260
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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2019, 03:08:22 am »
I think it would be best form this point on to start a thread in the Artwork, Techniques and Tutorials section of the forum. Save the rest of this space for finished work only.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2019, 06:30:29 pm »
Got a second painting up at WetCanvas. My very first land scape in acrylics. I can point out six major mistakes. :)



I learned a new trick today! On a mac you have to jump through hoops to do this.  The actual painting is a bit darker than what's displayed.
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Re: A rat's journey into art. Acrylic paint.
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2019, 11:44:58 am »
Not bad at all! :)
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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2019, 01:12:30 pm »
Thanks FarFar. Despite all my mistakes I'm doing the happy dance. It doesn't have that artificial candy color look to it. Like you would see in most acrylic works. Still need to learn to mix my colors duller. That takes some practice. Because we all tend to like brighter colors. To much of them and a painting can loose a lot of depth.

Painting this one over again. Trying to fix all eleven mistakes I've found.
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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2019, 08:20:29 am »
Thanks FarFar. Despite all my mistakes I'm doing the happy dance. It doesn't have that artificial candy color look to it. Like you would see in most acrylic works. Still need to learn to mix my colors duller. That takes some practice. Because we all tend to like brighter colors. To much of them and a painting can loose a lot of depth.

Painting this one over again. Trying to fix all eleven mistakes I've found.

That's the nice thing about most artwork....you can do it all over again if needed!
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« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2019, 03:00:15 pm »
 I play guitar. Had a great teacher. He taught me to practice the stuff I was having trouble with first. Keep playing it till I could play it with the same ease as the rest of the piece. Then practice the entire piece. That's the approach I'm taking. I'll paint the entire picture. Pick out what I need to practice on. Practice those things. Then repaint the entire picture. It's useless to continue to paint an entire picture over and over again. End up getting better at what I may already be good at. And reach mediocracy with what really needs work. That's what I did with skies. And what I'm still doing with people. Because getting good at figure painting means getting good at anthro shapes as well.

The best part of being able to paint things over. I can re gesso this piece. And paint right over it. As many times as I want. With watercolor it was one attempt and toss the paper.
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