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Painting kids on beach...do you pencil figures in first?

Started by Marion in General Discussions. Last reply by Marion 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

Hi, I want to do a painting of my grandson on the beach...I have sketched it onto my canvas, and now wonder, is this the best way to go about it? Or should I paint entire background first, or leave unpainted where he will go? Or?...This will be my…Continue

Tags: water, beach, kds, Figures

Mountain Range...

Started by Marion in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Marion 19 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hi, this 11" x 14". I think it looks pretty good from across the room, but close-up, think I need to add some finer details? I still to work on the rocks going into the river, and add a shoreline across the river. What else am I missing? Thanks!…Continue

Tags: water, river, rocks, Mountains

Am I nearly done?

Started by Marion in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Marion on Saturday. 4 Replies

Well it has been quite a while, this painting finally called me back. I have been working on it the last couple weeks, and it has changed quite a bit, hopefully for the better. Thinking I would like to add a fox, some blades of longer grass, and…Continue

Study of water meets rocks

Started by Mark S Ward in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Wenda Spooner on Sunday. 2 Replies

Just finished this study of water and rocks. This piece 16x20 oil on canvas was done fairly quickly (under a day over all). It was really fun and very challenging for me, getting the wind swept choppy waves hitting the rocks. I tried as usual to…Continue

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1 Snow on the San Miguel at Dawn

Snow on the San Miguel at Dawn

Posted by Corri Schmidt on February 20, 2017

2 Forgot my umbrella

Forgot my umbrella

Added by Philippe JOLLIVET on February 7, 2017

3 Mountain Range...

Mountain Range...

Posted by Marion on February 25, 2017

4 The Dr's House

The Dr's House

Added by Ian Greig on February 9, 2017

5 Beach House After the Blizzard

Beach House After the Blizzard

Added by Deborah Alavosius on January 31, 2017

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Things to do

Posted by Pauline Abbott on January 26, 2017 at 4:56am 2 Comments

26th Jan 2017

I am taking a break from painting for a few months as I have some sewing to do and also I need to get fit again after a year of inactivity, so I am taking up yoga. I had a spa day with a friend and had a 55minute massage, the…

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Thank you for the nice comments.  I was having trouble remembering how to mix the colours I used while doing a painting so I decided to make colour cards as suggested by Karen, I managed to find a su…

Posted by Ivan Dammash on November 5, 2016 at 3:48am 2 Comments

Thank you for the nice comments.

 I was having trouble remembering how to mix the colours I used while doing a painting so I decided to make colour cards as suggested by Karen, I managed to find a supplier where I could buy 6mm wide…

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