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New painting of salt marsh

Started by Susan H Branon in Constructive Critiques 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

I think I am done. I tried to incorporate all of the great suggestions and did a good deal of work on the foreground and sky. I do not want to overwork the painting. It's so hard to know when you are done but so easy to know when you have crossed…Continue

New painting

Started by Susan H Branon in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Bonnie Megowan 7 hours ago. 5 Replies

I just started this a couple of days ago so it is far, far from done. I have a problem with focal points if they don't jump out of a photo. Suggestions ???? Thanks This photo had a bush in the foreground and a tree in the far background on the…Continue

Watercolour en plein air

Started by WENDY Hall in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

048.JPG Hi everyone. Hope you are all well.This is the first time I have posted in…Continue

Sunset colours?

Started by Afroze in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Wenda Spooner yesterday. 5 Replies

Hi all! This is a yet unfinished painting, and i'm thinking of how to further improve/refine it. Do the colours of the sunset look believable? Also I am having some trouble with making the reflection more watery (right now it just appears to be…Continue

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1 Miniature Challenge

Miniature Challenge

Posted by Karen Ilari on July 11, 2016

2 Isn't it too dull or monotonous?

Isn't it too dull or monotonous?

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3 Seeking Suggestions to Learn Please

Seeking Suggestions to Learn Please

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5 Walking the Beach

Walking the Beach

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Blog Posts

Cadmiums and Cadmium Hues

Posted by Charles Eisener on July 10, 2016 at 8:14pm 0 Comments

This also came up in Paul's post and I don't recall doing an update.  In early 2015 The jury was still out regards the future availability of cadmium based pigments.  There was a formal proposal in Europe that would have completely…


Muddy colours

Posted by Charles Eisener on July 9, 2016 at 11:36am 0 Comments

Once upon a time, when acrylics were relatively new to artists, we had problems mixing our colours.  Not only was there this strange colour shift as the paint dried, but our mixes got muddy (as in Yuk!) very quickly.

Reference to this can…


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