KC Cooke
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  • Lombard, IL
  • United States

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Painting over a canvas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by KC Cooke Jan 8, 2017. 9 Replies

I have a dilemma. My partner was so excited about this, too. Sigh. The place she works is remodeling. Actually re-configuring a building for different use. In an old closet, they found large painted…Continue

Karen's on-line class- I highly HIGHLY recommend it!

Started this discussion. Last reply by KC Cooke May 22, 2016. 2 Replies

Just wanted to say that this was a fantastic opportunity for me. On-line study is tough if you are a interactive person like me, but Karen was helpful and engaged, and seemed to know when to make…Continue

Coming along but confidence is waning

Started this discussion. Last reply by KC Cooke Aug 18, 2015. 11 Replies

I am feeling good about the cliffs and bushes (not done though). Can't get the shore rightat all, though having fun trying. Didn't get any chores done today! Frustrated that my mobile won't let me…Continue

A definite WIP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Ilari Aug 7, 2015. 7 Replies

9x12 acrylic. My first landscape. No matter how squinty I get, I just can't find value changes in the reference photo, and it shows on the painting. Too ambitious for a first timer, I think.…Continue

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Art was always my favorite subject in school, but I lacked the confidence to do more, until 2 or three years ago.
What other mediums have you used?
Graphite, water colors, and "stuff"
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Patience. Oh wait, you mean about painting. Perhaps the answer is the same. ;)
Where did you learn about this website?
I can't remember, but I probably googled beginning painter or something. I am SO glad I found it!

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Where do you paint?

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 6:35am 15 Comments

I am a true beginner. Aside from a few abstract pieces when I was "playing with color" and getting used to the feel of the brush on canvas, I have never painted anything before. No classes. Nothing. So being inspired by Karen and all the talented and encouraging members here, I searched for a photo that spoke to me, and gave it a try. It has turned out very "folky" because I have not mastered values at all. And that is okay! It is an autum landscape with so much color it is crazy; very… Continue

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At 7:58am on March 7, 2016, Wanda McDonald said…

Hi KC, thanks for the very, very nice comment on my bookshop sketch. To answer your question about the ink, I used a waterproof Deluxe Micro Uni-ball pen. I use waterproof pens and/or waterproof ink with a dip pen when I want to just add watercolour as my wash. When I want to do an ink wash, I use water soluble pens and/or water soluble ink and dip pen. Took me a while experimenting with different pens to find the right combo for me. Give it a try...lots of fun. Cheers, Wanda

At 6:21pm on February 9, 2016, Linda Wooding said…

I'd love to be your friend, friend!!  BTW did you ever figure out your painting space? 

At 8:30am on February 9, 2016, Philippe JOLLIVET said…

Thanks KC for your kind invitation. I'm glad to be your friend on this "artist friendly" Website. See you soon!

At 5:40am on February 9, 2016, WENDY Hall said…

Hi K.C. from across the sea.

I too am teaching myself, and at times I feel lost but I keep on plodding. Couldn't be without the challenges painting brings now! Good luck. Wendy

At 8:13pm on August 3, 2015, Wanda McDonald said…

Thank you KC for your lovely comment on my ink summer challenge sketch.

At 10:23am on April 23, 2015, Karen Ilari said…

Hi KC!

Thanks for all your comments! Hope you can join in on the new challenge :)


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