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flesh tones "Happy Baby"

Started by Wendy Robertson in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari Feb 16. 3 Replies

16x20 canvasI did tone the canvas.Hearing Karen's voice ...Value ,values! yes now I see how much I need to change. Pale blue in the distance --daaaa meWhile I was trying this ,I have been watching sergeants techniques In Mark Carder videos ,man he's…Continue

Lavender Painting

Started by Catherine in Constructive Critiques. Last reply by Karen Ilari Feb 10. 3 Replies

I am brand new to this site and fairly new at acrylics. Lavender…Continue

Lighting - best positioning

Started by Marion in General Discussions. Last reply by Marion Jan 30. 6 Replies

Hi all,hope this works, my third try to post this, lol.It seems no matter how I position my easel, with my lighting/where my lighting is, I get either glare or shadow on my painting.  I found an older thread discussing lighting, and from that I…Continue

Tags: studio, lights, position, Lighting

New Dice Game Roll

Started by Karen Ilari in Challenges. Last reply by Karen Ilari Jan 26. 3 Replies

So I did another roll in our inspirational dice game.You can watch the roll on Facebook here:…Continue

Tags: inspiration, challenge, game, dice

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Hansa Yellows & Zinc White

Posted by Charles Eisener on February 23, 2018 at 6:04pm 2 Comments

Golden's latest newsletter is an eye-opener.  As a direct result of their own research, they are discontinuing the use of Zinc Oxide in their oil colours.  This is due to the extreme cracking and delamination noted in relatively fresh paint films…


Life gets busy!

Posted by Wenda Spooner on September 18, 2017 at 5:56pm 2 Comments

I have been trying to stay caught up with you all. when the wood is in and the garden is done and preserved. various other "need to get done before snow flies" projects. I will be painting more, and paying more attention to all my friends here on…


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