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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 01:55 pm
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Sorry about the blur and bad quality, I have trouble finding a good way to take a picture of my art. Any suggestions? Also, I am having trouble with my paper that I use. I use something called "canva-paper". I don't know if you've ever heard of it, but it's much like canvas except paper, hence the name. Anyways, in all of my pictures little white dots show through in my art because of how textured it is. Is this normal? Can it be prevented? Am I using the wrong kind of paper? Ideally I want sold colors without white showing through. Any help at all is much appreciated
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 02:22 pm
A poem for your painting
In orange and in green,
Beyond the small cottage
Lies things never seen.

In watching the paper of grained canvas made,
The orange is a warming,
The green is a shade.
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 03:29 pm
Thanks Letty, that's very good. You made it up off the top of your head?
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 03:38 pm
I always make stuff up off the top of my head, C.S. To labor over it, is to lose it. and incidentally, your painting reminded me of a song, too.
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 04:50 pm
what song is that?
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 05:43 pm
Let's see if I can remember it, CS.

There's a little brown road
Winding over the hill,
To a little white cot by the sea.
There's a little green gate,
At whose trellis I wait,
While two eyes of blue,
Come smiling through
At me.

I have no idea where that song came from,
It was just there.
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 05:58 pm
oh, cool
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stuh505
 
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Reply Wed 1 Dec, 2004 06:14 pm
This is a nice little picture

I know what you mean about the rough paper. I prefer to use smooth drawing paper myself for this reason. Even when I do watercolors I don't like to use the really bumpy stuff. I suffer when it call curls up as it dries, but the funs over then anyway so I don't care!
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 02:23 pm
I've heard a lot though that for pastels it is very necessary to use rough surfaces.
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Vivien
 
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Reply Thu 2 Dec, 2004 05:07 pm
if you don't use too many layers of chalk it is possible to use pastels with heavy cartridge paper and then you wouldn't have the problem of the little white flecks.

You can also underpaint in watercolour or acrylic (on watercolour paper or heavy cartridge) and work on top in pastels - this can be more exciting as you can paint a different colour underneath and have fragments of that colour showing through.

eg online: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Articles2/1730/176/

Look at the work of Sally Strand in pastel - she uses them beautifully.

link to sally strand's work
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Thu 9 Dec, 2004 09:46 pm
That is a good start for pastels. Canvas paper is usually used more for oils and acrylics (but, of course, is open to any medium which someone feels they want to try). If you are looking for a more smooth look I would try canson paper. It is slightly textured but not nearly as rough as canvas.
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2004 07:41 pm
Thanks Aldistar
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