Amy Hinson
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  • Culpeper, VA
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Please note that I really do check your answers to these questions. If you don't complete them then I won't allow you access to the painting group. This is necessary to stop spammers and scammers. Okay?
How would you categorize your painting style?
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
Are you a full time artist?
Part Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Frederic Edwin Church, Dufy
Do you have any goals for your painting?
Move to the next level and spend some serious amounts of time mastering the basics.

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Posted on March 9, 2010 at 6:45 2 Comments

Hey Richard,

I was about to send you an e-mail asking for a cheat sheet pack list for my first attempt at plein aire when I noticed how much the site has grown. I wanted to send you my congratulations... I think that I was member number 35 and as of a moment ago there are 163! Brilliant! Thanks for all of the wonderful education and motivation you pass along. You help us all to grow each day. ...and if you have a pack list that I could bum off of you I will give you mille…

Ch 5 Zinc White

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 5:19 1 Comment

Hi Richard,

I am currently tackling chapters 5 and 6 and I have a technical question. Is the Zinc white that you mentioned for color mixing the same as Chroma's Tinting white? I do not see a Zinc white on any of the stockist's listings... but that doesn't mean it isn't right in front of me (ha!). Thanks for your help and the new chapters.
Have a great day!

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At 17:43 on January 26, 2010, Noni Bryant said…
Thankyou for your comment on my 'Waterlily Tranquility', Amy. It made me realise how behind I am at posting my WIPs! - I've got about 8 paintings on the go, all unfinished!
- Can't wait to get back to this one!
You've got some gorgeous paintings posted! I really love your Still Lifes!
At 9:38 on December 14, 2009, Richard Robinson said…
Hi Amy, funny you should mention the outdoor easel because I've just purchased a new one myself. I already had this french box easel from (the CC 30 field easel) which is great because it does everything you want it to do - holds your gear and a wet canvas and is sturdy and beautiful. The downside is that it's pretty heavy to go hiking around with so you need a car to take it anywhere and it's hard to take on a plane etc.

So I searched for quite a while to find the perfect light weight alternative and found this one to be the best for my needs:
I just bought the easyl and the umbrella - didn't need all the other stuff. It arrived the other day and it is a beautiful thing. I was hoping to get out today and try it out but I'm still waiting for a tripod I ordered from trademe (like ebay). It looks perfect to me though so I would recommend this one to you for painting small paintings outdoors - about 10x8". They have bigger Easyls for larger work, but this one suited me.

That's my 2 cents worth. Let me know if you find a better one.

At 14:47 on November 21, 2009, Diane Boucher said…
Hi Amy. The background in this painting is done with a tecnique I learnt from a workshop with painter Neemish. You paint the canvas in (bright yellow) or what ever suits your desired effect. Usinig acrylic. Then put the dark background over using oils. blend this how you wish it to look then using a rubber scraper (they come in all sizes and different forms) scrape the desired patern. I did kowhai flowers branches ect. These can be further hi-lighted after all is dry.
At 6:59 on March 17, 2009, Tony Kucera said…
Hi Amy thank you so much for help.Tony
At 11:53 on March 12, 2009, Richard Robinson said…
Wow, just looking at your photos - you're doing great work already. The lessons I was talking about you can find on the Goodies! page above or on my website here:
I'm working on a colour lesson at the moment too - but that's going to take a while to finish.
At 9:24 on March 12, 2009, Richard Robinson said…
Hi Amy, welcome to the group. When you've got some time I encourage you to post some of your images on your page ("My Page"). When you've done some of the lessons too it's a nice idea to post them in the forum. Other than that, you can chat with me and the other members any time and comment on their work, and there are some resources, videos and goodies for you to look at too. I'm adding to this all the time so keep an eye out for cool stuff.
Thanks for joining!
Kind Regards,


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