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Orca Play

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Irland Aug 31, 2015. 5 Replies

This is from a photo taken near Vancouver, BC. They sky was so pretty that I had to paint it.…Continue

Mountain Vista

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheyenne Aug 8, 2015. 5 Replies

Another one that I really learned from. This is not from a tutorial, rather I did it on my own. I don't mind feedback... be gentle. This one had a LOT of paint over it and try again. I changed…Continue

Rocky Mountains with an Australian twist

Started Jul 30, 2015 0 Replies

A lot of this painting was done using a palet knife. The background mountains are the Canadian Rockies and the foreground trees are Autralian Gum Trees. I followed an Australian artist tutorial and…Continue

Sunset in Chile

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Irland Aug 6, 2015. 2 Replies

This painting is the west coast of Chile. I did it from memory so no photo. This is what it looks like just a few moments before dark. I used to live in Vina del Mar and would often drive along the…Continue

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Sarah Irland replied to Cheyenne's discussion Orca Play
"Hi Cheyenne.  I missed this when you posted it.  It is a beautiful painting.  I love the green trees against the sky and how the orca splashes in the water.  Lovely painting!"
Aug 31, 2015
Elizabeth Amanda Elgin replied to Cheyenne's discussion Orca Play
"Fun painting. Love the splash as well as the beautiful sky."
Aug 26, 2015
Corri Schmidt replied to Cheyenne's discussion Orca Play
"Wow, this is such a fantastic painting! The water splash are just perfect and the sky is just lovely. This is a special one!!!"
Aug 21, 2015
Cheyenne replied to Cheyenne's discussion Orca Play
"Awwww thank you! That's so kind. I did have fun painting this. I love Orcas and want to try more of these types of paintings."
Aug 21, 2015
Linda Wooding replied to Cheyenne's discussion Orca Play
"Great painting Cheyenne! Beautiful work on the water, the Orca and the sky. I used to live in the Vancouver area and this is exactly how the "killer" whales play. Great painting and true to colours...so much so I feel a…"
Aug 21, 2015
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2015-07-30 17.00.27Summer Meadow

"I love this. Very pretty!"
Aug 21, 2015
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Orca Play

This is from a photo taken near Vancouver, BC. They sky was so pretty that I had to paint it.See More
Aug 21, 2015
Sarah Irland left a comment for Cheyenne
"Hi.  I agree - I love rich colors.  Even if my painting does not turn out exactly as I intended, I am more happy with it if I like the colors. I do add water to my paint.  I generally use a thicker, buttery type of Acrylic paint and…"
Aug 9, 2015
Sarah Irland left a comment for Cheyenne
"Hi Cheyenne; I appreciate your kind words about my painting, but I want you to know that I am still very much learning to paint, as well.  It is a process that goes on for a while - perhaps our whole lives. As far as copying the painting goes,…"
Aug 9, 2015
Cheyenne commented on Sarah Irland's photo
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Autumn Stream

"Do you mind if I try to copy it? This is the style I like. Realism with a strong touch of magic!"
Aug 9, 2015
Cheyenne commented on Sarah Irland's photo
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Autumn Stream

"Wow, Sarah! You are very talented. I'm learning in much the same way you did. I hope I can develop to do as well as you have. How long did you work on this painting? Is it from a pic or from your imagination?"
Aug 9, 2015
Cheyenne replied to Cheyenne's discussion Mountain Vista
"I am not at all offended. No need to apologize. I'm going to try your ideas. Thanks for sharing!"
Aug 8, 2015
Linda Wooding replied to Cheyenne's discussion Mountain Vista
"ooooo....Cheyene, I am so sorry to have given a critique on your painting in this category. This isn't the first time I've done this and I sincerely apologise. Karen....I'm sorry, I don't think I'll do this again as I feel…"
Aug 8, 2015
Cheyenne replied to Cheyenne's discussion Mountain Vista
"I did put it in the Just Sharing but I don't mind feedback. I'm going to try what Linda suggested. I've got glaze but don't know how to use it! This will be good practice. I don't much like this painting... which is why I…"
Aug 8, 2015
Karen Ilari replied to Cheyenne's discussion Mountain Vista
"Hi Cheyenne! I see you put this in the "No Critiques - Just Sharing" category. Just wanted people to notice that :) I do a lot of painting over myself! I love acrylics for that. There are some lovely forms and color in this Cheyenne! Very…"
Aug 8, 2015
Linda Wooding replied to Cheyenne's discussion Mountain Vista
"Hi Cheyenne, Wow....this is a beauty!! Looks like all your hard work has paid off!  The only cc I could give would be to glaze over your beautiful mountains with a bit of white (I know, sob). It would push them back a little and add atmosphere…"
Aug 8, 2015

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Beginner
What other mediums have you used?
graphite
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Techniques. I'm also interested in learning about using glazing mediums. I am painting with acrylics at the moment and would like to build my base of techniques (which are currently few!). I really enjoy doing detailed work but need a lot of practice.

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At 7:00pm on August 9, 2015, Sarah Irland said…

Hi.  I agree - I love rich colors.  Even if my painting does not turn out exactly as I intended, I am more happy with it if I like the colors.

I do add water to my paint.  I generally use a thicker, buttery type of Acrylic paint and add a little water to get a smooth consistency.  If painting flowers or water, I sometimes use an acrylic medium instead of water.  I read somewhere that this creates a smoother texture, so I am trying it out.

I really use a variety of brushes and experiment with what will work, but I usually start out with a bigger round or filbert brush to block in the main shapes and then use smaller or more textured brushes for more detail.  I use rounds, filberts, flats, liners and occasionally a fan or foliage brush.  Whatever seems to give me the shape I am trying to create.

I keep a piece of scrap paper next to my painting and experiment with strokes and color mixes briefly before painting on the finished project.  It helps me to get an effect that I am more pleased with. 

How about you - what types of paint and brushes do you use? I like the bright color in your work and remember you said that you paint to music and it sounds like colors flow off your brush!  I would like to be more like that.

At 6:33pm on August 9, 2015, Sarah Irland said…

Hi Cheyenne;

I appreciate your kind words about my painting, but I want you to know that I am still very much learning to paint, as well.  It is a process that goes on for a while - perhaps our whole lives.

As far as copying the painting goes, if you think it will help you, please go ahead.  Just to share my experience in this area, I have found it a better learning experience to work from a photo of a different scene, but observe the techniques that other painters use to get the effect that I am looking for. The photo helps me to get the correct light and values that may not be as evident in the painting.  I found that I really moved ahead faster when I used photos for some reason.  Just my experience, but wanted to share it.

At 2:05pm on July 7, 2015, Karen Ilari said…

Welcome Cheyenne!

Let me know if you have any questions or I can help in any way. You will find all the videos, as well as other learning materials in the "Video Demos" tab, there are "Work In Progress" photo demos in the "Photo Demo" tab. Check out my blogs, as well as other members' in the "Blogs" tab. You've already found the Discussions - that's great! We've just started collecting photos to choose our Summer Challenge - you can find that in the "Challenges" tab...

 
 
 

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