Carolyn Maynard
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Summer Challenge Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Ilari Jul 29, 2015. 21 Replies

Hello!The summer challenge painting has been my weekend project.I am looking for any suggestions to make my painting better!Thank you!…Continue

Double Exposed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Apr 21, 2016. 11 Replies

Hello, This is my first painting I have done since I started watching Karen's videos. My hope is to become more of an expressionist painter. I tend to be way to detail oriented. …Continue

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Wenda Spooner replied to Carolyn Maynard's discussion Double Exposed
"very nice! very creative!"
Apr 21, 2016
Susan G. replied to Carolyn Maynard's discussion Double Exposed
"Love this painting!!!"
Apr 21, 2016
Carolyn Maynard commented on Wanda McDonald's photo
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Onion Study in Acrylic

"Perfect background color!"
Dec 21, 2015
Karol commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Awesome, you've done a fabulous job...I love it."
Dec 2, 2015
Carolyn Maynard commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Thank you so much! Your comments mean so much to me! I apologize, I did not realize it was so dark...  And Philippe, it IS a girl (in my mind) I made her eye lashes long to show off her femininity :) This is the reference photo from…"
Dec 1, 2015
Jauhara care commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Backgrounds can be tricky, especially if they have no distinct direction of light, and I think you got it spot on. well done!"
Nov 30, 2015
Deb Wolfe commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Wonderful work Carolyn - what a friendly fellow and your detail is great !"
Nov 30, 2015
Linda Wooding commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Beautiful job Carolyn! The lighting on this guys face is awesome!!"
Nov 30, 2015
Elizabeth Amanda Elgin commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Nailed it. Love it!"
Nov 30, 2015
Philippe JOLLIVET commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"This is a female I guess. She looks affectionate. Very successful"
Nov 30, 2015
Lynda Dinneen commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Bingo Carolyn!  You really nailed this one! Lovely work!"
Nov 30, 2015
Wanda McDonald commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Aw some! Your sister is going to love this....I sure do!"
Nov 30, 2015
Sarah Irland commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Giraffe McMaynard

"Carolyn, you did a beautiful job with this.  I love the gentle expression on his face and the focus and lighting.  Nicely done!"
Nov 30, 2015
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Giraffe McMaynard

I painted a giraffe for my sister for Christmas, I was practicing with invented side lighting (since the reference photo did not have a distinct direction of light) and practicing with fun colors :)
Nov 30, 2015
Wanda McDonald commented on Carolyn Maynard's photo
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Truffula's October

"Oh I love this so much and even so much more when I saw the photo you used as a reference...wonderful style!!!!"
Nov 13, 2015
Carolyn Maynard replied to Lynda Dinneen's discussion Impression with an Abstract Focus...
"So, to help me understand the process. You applied the gesso in the pattern of your painting, example: smooth gesso with ripples for the water, vertical textured gesso for the trees, house shaped gesso for the houses... And THEN you painted the…"
Nov 12, 2015

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Beginner, Occasional Painter, Switching from another medium, New to landscape painting
What other mediums have you used?
watercolors, oils, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, digital, photography, sculpture, gouache, pastel, mixed media
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
How to paint with a soft hand

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At 9:20pm on May 18, 2015, Karen Ilari said…

Welcome Carolyn!

Let me know if you have any questions or I can help in any way. Also please feel free to start a discussion in the "Discussions and Critique" tab if you would like comments and help with your paintings! We'd love to hear your comments on other people's discussions as well. Just jump right in :)

 

 
 
 

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