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Blooming Good Time

This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 3 years, 6 months ago by shlyd.

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  • #11348
     shlyd
    Participant

    As a beginner, I have problems with my backgrouds

    1. Colours are sometimes murky– particularly the purple areas.
    2. Confused. Do I follow the scamp to place my leaves. Or, do I go with the flow and define the leaves that are created by leaf shapes created with colours mixing.
    3. When dabbing with a tissue, do I particularly do this where two colours merge to soften/lighten the area. I know tissue is used to pick up excess paint.

    Thank you.

    #11386
     Andrew Geeson
    Moderator

    Filets have a look!
    1- to keep the colours fresh place the colours down and try not to move the brush to much were colours meet …its the mixing on the paper that makes them go murky
    2- The scamp allow you to practice the shapes of each element of the painting and the the pdf line drawing will help you but its best to go with the flow of the painting i.e. if a leaf looks good some were else…then do it there
    3- Use the tissue mainly to lift off excess water areas when they emerge and to lift off and soften areas , not just were paint merge.
    Take care
    Andy

    #11387
     Andrew Geeson
    Moderator

    Filets have a look!
    1- to keep the colours fresh place the colours down and try not to move the brush to much were colours meet …its the mixing on the paper that makes them go murky
    2- The scamp allow you to practice the shapes of each element of the painting and the the pdf line drawing will help you but its best to go with the flow of the painting i.e. if a leaf looks good some were else…then do it there
    3- Use the tissue mainly to lift off excess water areas when they emerge and to lift off and soften areas , not just were paint merge.
    Take care
    Andy

    #11388
     Andrew Geeson
    Moderator

    Filets have a look!
    1- to keep the colours fresh place the colours down and try not to move the brush to much were colours meet …its the mixing on the paper that makes them go murky
    2- The scamp allow you to practice the shapes of each element of the painting and the the pdf line drawing will help you but its best to go with the flow of the painting i.e. if a leaf looks good some were else…then do it there
    3- Use the tissue mainly to lift off excess water areas when they emerge and to lift off and soften areas , not just were paint merge.
    Take care
    Andy

    #11391
     shlyd
    Participant

    Thank you Andrew for clarifying and the helpful tips. Thank you for sharing your expertise. Love the Academy. I will post a sample of my work when I produce a half decent small painting. Right now I have a long way to go.

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