How did you get on this Forum, when I can't find you as a Member?
I went to look at your work.
Ro, Do you use long paint or short paint. Long paint is chewing gummy...dosen't snap off, short paint is buttery...snaps of early out of the container. Short holds the brush stroke texture and sits up on the canvas. Long flattens and is good for glazing. Some brands are shorter than others. Too make paint short, leave it on a blotter for a while (removes oil) or leave it out overnight (oxidises). Thin up short paint with a bit of turps, dosen't need much. To lengthen add oil. Rembrandt used long paint that held its shape. Artists and scientists are still trying to work out his technique. They think he had some sort of dryer and worked fast, Terry
I have been away two days, so time to catch up again now.
Terry - I did find you AFTER the acceptance of the friendship offer. Thank you so much.
Hi Ro and Penni!
Welcome to Lorri! Please join in our discussions. Don't be frightened to ask "dumb" questions! It's the only way we get to find out stuff! Plus it might just be the question we were too frightened to ask!! :-))
I just finished watching your videos for the second time. At the end of the last one you commented on how it was like a long journy. In a certain sense just watching the videos I felt like I went through a journey with you and had a tinge of sadness when it was over. OK, I got it out. Better now.
Now to the issue at hand. I am overwhelmed. I have stated a painting and I am am almost afraid to move forward with it. After watching your videos, I look at it and think that I am all wrong in my approach. I feel like at the beginning I had a clear idea of what I want, but now EVERYTHING is in question. I was wondering if I could post a picture and get a little advice. In the end I will get paint on there, but what it ends up might not turn out as I originally envisioned.
I am using regular acrylics. I do plan on getting the interactive paints and giving them a whirl, but money is tight right now, so it will have to be on another painting.
Thank you in advance for any help..
Regarding downloading the course...I have very dodgey internet, if the connection drops and reconnects does the download continue where it left off or does it start over? The last course download I did took 1 1/2 weeks!
Unfortunately not feasible at this time. Cruising in the caribbean makes shipping exhorbitantly expensive. Plus the additional time factor and customs dance-around can really drag things out.
Peter Noble said:
Just buy the CDs then you have something forever.
You can look at your painting or subject through a red acetate sheet and it will strip out the colors and only show the values. I've found that I usually have to use 3 sheets together to totally get rid of all color and see the raw values.
Im having a hard time seeing values when it is two diffrent colors ?????
Hi Alyson, the workshops are here:
(or click the workshop tab up the top of the page)
and my dvds and free lessons etc are here:
Alyson Walters said:
I'm new to complete artist and would like to discover more about these workshops and chapters. Are they available through this site or off the Internet?
Aly, Lincoln UK
Its a great dvd. starting to understand it better..i've made my little viewer, will do some practice soon.