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Comment by Ed Ouano on April 6, 2012 at 11:44pm

Hi Everyone, I'm in the process of opening my online store on Etsy within the next week. To help spread the word, I'm doing a GIVEAWAY of a print of my last digital painting I completed a few weeks ago. If you're interested in winning a copy please check out the link below! Have a great Easter weekend everyone! Thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=424175567599175&set=a.21...


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Comment by Deby Dearman on April 1, 2012 at 3:40pm

You can blend your blues to come up with a unique color, but blend several different shades. Each inch of your painting should look a bit different than what surrounds it.


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Comment by Deby Dearman on April 1, 2012 at 3:38pm

Hey Chris, don't give up! Try mixing your paint before you put it on canvas. A sky can be difficult. In my art class we are encouraged to layer the paint, so the sky may start out as red or orange. When that dries, using a palette knife,  scrape the blue over the orange and bits of orange break through. It's really cool. You can paint several coats that way if you let the layers dry in between. We also are taught to 'lose' the corners. Which means to make the corners a bit darker so the focus stays on the 'star' of the painting, which would be your car.

Comment by Chris Callen on April 1, 2012 at 3:11pm

Does anyone on here know how to blend acrylic paint like when you paint a sky? Is liquid white the key or is that just for oils only?  I've really been getting discouraged lately when it comes to creating backgrounds for my cars. Please help :)

Comment by Chris Callen on March 29, 2012 at 8:09pm

Timmery, I'm giving acrylics a try. I like the richer colors and it's easier to cover up a mistake . 

Comment by Timmery Clark on March 26, 2012 at 6:46pm

Well I'm definitely admiring your ability with watercolors!  They scare me.  When I tried it before I was always worried because I wouldn't be able to remove anything, or even cover it up very well.  Mainly I just didn't know what I was doing!

Comment by Chris Callen on March 26, 2012 at 4:23pm

Thanks Timmery!  Yeah I want to try some new angles to keep things interesting. I'm trying to get braver with my backgrounds .  Sometimes I have trouble with composition and things just not looking right.

Comment by Timmery Clark on March 25, 2012 at 7:57pm

Oh wow Deby--your painting looks so vibrant and full of joy and life!  I can't wait to see more progress!

Thanks for the info Jim.  It sounds like you're putting a lot of energy into your art and your plan.  I think that's great since you clearly have talent.  And Chicago seems like a place that encourages the arts.  How exciting.

Nice truck, Chris!  I like the way you did the grass at the bottom instead of just covering all the white space down there!  Have you ever considered another profile or vantage point?  Keep going man, I love to see your progress!

Comment by Chris Callen on March 25, 2012 at 7:52pm

1954 Chevy truck.  I tried to add a simple blue sky and some grass.

Comment by Chris Callen on March 25, 2012 at 7:51pm

 
 
 

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