"Yes- it is better! I did this one too - I do like yours better - it's more realistic than mine is...not sure if i have uploaded it, i think i did. I actually am going to the Seattle Wa area tomorrow - and i saw that this river - the…"
"Beautifully done! Hopefully you can convince you mom to get back into it. Maybe you two can do a paint nite somewhere or an afternoon of the two of you. A great excuse to do things for just the 2 of you"
"I really like this one - Did great clouds & sky - nice surf, and your rocks are a nice touch! And, cant leave out the trees - great job on those also! Your like me, i can always see stuff I wish i could change, but…"
"Any talent (slight though it may be) I will also give some credit to my mom - who did some beautiful artwork in her younger days (and I've tried to convince her to start up again, she's in her 70's and thinks she can't go…"
"I kinda surprised myself! I will keep doing some charcoal - it goes quicker than painting! But, i have to keep doing the painting because i love color so much too! But, this did turn out well, makes me wish i didn't just do it…"
"ok, i see - i do that sometimes too. In fact, im working on one that was inspired by a mother's day card my son gave to me, but i wanted different elements so i went looking around the internet! Thanks!"
How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Did art in school, occasionally tried my hand at it as an adult, usu. gave up in frustration. Then my sis offered to do a painting together as she had been taking some acrylic art lessons...from that first painting I was hooked again, but this time with more confidence. Plus, the advent of the internet and having access to free video help on You Tube, and now Karen's website - AWESOME!
The "Going Green" posts are in the General Discussions folder, and can easily be found by going back one or two pages.
Your original comment was in one of Karen's demos, with the river. That dates back to July. Your post mentioned using Yellow Ochre or Yellow Oxide, and I just wanted to make sure you realized these are two distinct colours. A lot of people seem to think they are the same.
Cindy - I just noticed your July query to Karen about yellows. (I don't visit that section of the site very often!).
Yellow Ochre and Yellow Oxide are both iron oxide pigments, but are not the same. Oxide is a synthetic pigment and decidedly more yellow than the Ochre. I posted a topic a couple weeks back ("Going Green") that shows both of these straight from the tube and mixed with Phthalo blues to get nice earthy greens. I have also used both of these to get some nice sand colours for beaches.