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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:16 pm

It looks great Callie! Lovely bright spring flowers. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:14 pm

Callie,
I love the colors and I can definitely tell that they are tulips. Nice work, I can't wait to see how you finish it.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:48 pm

I'm trying really hard not to grab a brush!
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:50 pm

you sound just like me. I kept having to resist the brush also.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:18 am

Judy, I love your bear! He turned out great! Smile

Sofie, I really like the changes you made in your painting. Smile

Callie, Those flowers are going to be beautiful! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:45 pm

I tried the landscape and found it wasn't quite as hard as the bear. I usually do more impressionistic for landscape background so this wasn't so bad. It was done on a 9 x 12 canvas pad so there are a few ripples in the paper. They'll flatten out once it dries, but Iwanted to get this posted.

I'm still tempted to pick up a brush to smooth some things out. The water was actually quite easy with the knife, because of all the ripples. The sky was harder because I wanted it blended more smoothly, but couldn't with the knives.

Here it is.



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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:06 pm

You did good with that one, Judy. It came out great. I learned something when I was scraping mine off to start over again. It leaves a really nice background behind. So if you put your sky colors and clouds on, then use a fairly large blade to scrape the paint off, you'll have a smooth, blended sky. Then you could take your painting knife and build the clouds back up.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:54 pm

Wow Judy I love your landscape! Great texture and variation in color! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:01 pm

Judyfilarecki: Well, first off I want to apologize for saying the bear was too difficult--you did a fantastic job! Love this landscape too. Think you might have a real talent with painting with palette knives.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:43 pm

Love the water, Judy. You are going to be a knife pro in no time! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:39 pm

Thanks everyone, but I still prefer the brush, although I must admit the knife came in very handy for all the variations in the water. I'll consider using both the brush and the knife the next time I do water. Callie, that is a good tip about he sky. It might also be good for the water in some cases.

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:34 pm

Finished!



Just when I went to take the photo.... I thought maybe I'm not quite done.
Should I put a little more greenery and flower color in the upper left corner?
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:38 am

It's the best pallet knife one yet. It looks good. I like the fact that the left top corner does not have anything. it gives it depth.

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:41 pm

Thank you, Judy! Good point about the sense of depth. I'll let it sit for a few days and have another look.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:49 pm

I like it just the way it is. The colors are wonderful and it's very nice and loose. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:26 pm

Any looser and I would have been wearing more paint than that canvas board.
I sure made a mess doing this - but I can't complain since there were no brushes to clean
I still can't decide if I'd like doing this with stiffer paint or softer paint. Anyone have any thoughts on paint consistency?
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:19 am

Good question! I did a search and it appears that a stiffer paint is preferred for palette knife painting. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:28 pm

One of my regular painting buddies (Lee) joined me in the palette knife challenge. It was nice not to have to struggle all by myself Anyway, I wanted to post her painting, seems only fair - since she took on the challenge.
The subject is an old well in front of a B&B in France, Lee took the photo on a recent trip:



(She's open to comments/suggestions)
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:58 pm

She did a good job. She even got the feeling of a pattern on the flower pots hanging over the well. You should invite her to join us.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:51 pm

I was thinking the same thing as Judy! Godd for Lee to take the challenge - it looks like she had fun with the painting. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:18 am

She did a great job! I love the texture and color variation! Just one little nit pick and that's the ring of the pot at the top on the left looks a little off to me. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:33 pm

Only 2 days left for this challenge. I am curious as to how many of you would ever think about doing another painting totally with painting knives. I doubt if I would, although I would use them selectively for such things a water ripples and mountain texture. let me know your feelings.
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PostSubject: Re: June 2010 Challenge   Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:39 pm

Judy, I didn't do a whole painting with the painting knives, but did used it in the last painting. I painted some of the leaves and trees -- the painting Hidden Reteat I am not sure if I could do a whole painting in knifes, frustated a little, but maybe, just maybe I could....thank you for the challenge.

I also like using the knife because it helps to get all the paint off my pallet, didn't feel like I waisted any of it, scraped it clean.

I am looking forward to the next challenge -- I am trying to incorporate the challenges in my painting weekly....I would have probably never tried to paint with a knife -- I do think that I will use it again but when, I am not sure?

I know I am rattling on and on, I wanted to thank you for the challenges cheerleader
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