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    May 28
  • Dianna
    Hi -- I've just watched the video by Richard Robinson on how to stretch a canvas on a board and it was very good.  The technique is very similar to stretching a piece of watercolour paper before painting with water colours so I'm quite used to it.  He recommended the kind of tape to use which is good, becausae there can be quite a lot of variety in them.  Anyway, thank you .     Dianna
    May 29
  • Dianna
    Hi - I actually don't know your name --  I really love this painting and I don't really want to throw it away, but it's unfinished and I can't continue with it using the method that Mark teaches.  Instead I will do a duplicate painting using his method and perhaps I will find a way of finishing the existing "Lucia" later on.  When painting Lucia I was so thrilled, actually, because I discovered that by using only a thin layer of paint on the face, allowing the canvas to show through, the skin had a lovely luminescent quality to it.  Now I'm going to have to chuck aside that new-found little trick, and do something completely different.  Isn't life funny!!!!  Dianna
    May 29
  • Dianna
    Hello Paul --- That's true, I could give them away, but sometimes I like to keep a few. Good thinking anyway! Hope all is well for you all 'over there'.....
    May 29
  • Dianna
    HI Denis --- thanks for your message.  I don't think there is a surgical solution to my shoulder problem. i have a friend who is a builder and I will ask him to put up some kind of pulley system (which will have to be in my living room!) where I will be painting. It probably won't be that conspicuous, I hope. Mark Carder said he wore a sling, so I guess it just means that the pulley will take the weight problem off the shoulder, leaving the arm able to move around the canvas a little bit.  We'll see.  Thanks for offering to keep an eye out for a pulley system, but I'm in Australia!!!  Anyway, thanks and talk to you again.  Incidentally I'd like to see your art.  How do I do that?
    May 29
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  • @mikep
    Hey Mike yes that's my swan painting! It was done using Mixable oils and letting each layer of paint dry before the next went on the canvas.
    So now I have since ordered all of Mark's supplies, paints,color checker, proportional divider and have set up my studio just like his. I am learning his method and now I feel like a beginner, lol! My first wet on wet  still life is at best comical. I will plug away at until I get to my best! Thanks for liking my swans!!
    May 26
  • Novo
    Just the fact that you are comparing my work with Mr. Leffel's is a lot say.
    I really appreciate your comments.
    May 26
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  • ryan_nj
    You are correct , thank you.šŸ‘ŒšŸ‘‚šŸ½šŸ‘šŸ»
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  • jeff
    Hi Hillary, can I google David Wilson. ? Or is he someone on this site. 
    May 21
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    • Summer
      Summer
      Hubby never wants me to change this profile picture again and so I won't. He said it just takes him too long to find my posts on Recent Discussions. Hmm.
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  • BOB73
    https://www.mclellanmarketing.com/images/2011/05/secretariat.jpg This horse is big and S-T-R-O-N-G, In thee 1973 KD vid you can compare how big his neck and girth are compared side by side to other horses. a stride angle of 110*, no wonder he won so many races. I really think you should paint him, he's a legend and there are lots of images, bw and color. I think some one already painted him from this photo. He's easy to distinguish from other horses, Bethlehem cross on forehead, 3 white socks (L foreleg without) and hes BIG and beautiful. I'm sure these would become best sellers. He's a legend.
    May 18
    • JessicaArt
      JessicaArt
      Whoa! Thanks Bob! Who is it? Looks like secretatiat's silks...
  • Yeah!! I just joined the Draw,Mix,Paint forum! I was a "stuck artist" and thought I would never come of it, until I ran across Mark Carder's videos!! 
    I now have on order all the paints and the infamous color checker!! can't wait for it to get here!!
    May 9
    • colleen
      colleen
      Hey Mikep, yes it's one of my favorites I've done! I love to paint animals birds mostly!
  • Hello I am an amateur painter. I paint using acrylics. I have watched Mark Carders tuition and Q/A videos and I  am trying to use the techniques described in my paintings. I am posting the latest painting for your comments  good or bad,please, to establish If I am at all on the right track. 
    May 18
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  • Dianna

    sorry to hear you are having such a protracted problem with your shoulder.
    Are there any surgical options to alleviate the condition?
    Are you still looking for a pulley system? If so Iā€™ ll keep an eye out for one.

    Denis



    May 16
  • Dianna
    Hi Colleen ---  Frozen shoulder is just awful, I've had friends with it - but no, it's not that. It's bilateral subdeltoid bursitis and I've had it for 40 years.  When I ordered my paints I asked them to please check with Mark to see what kind of pulley arrangement he used when he had a shoulder problem and he has sent over a description of it, so I will get someone to come in and install it for me.  Thank you very much for your help and I see you have just joined DrawMixPaint. I have also just ordered my first supply of paints and a colour-checker and I'm dying to start.    Dianna
    May 16
  • Dianna
    Hi - I'm not sure what your real name is but never mind. I am only slowly getting the hang of this forum.  My diagnosis is subdeltoid bilateral bursitis and it developed when I did incredibly high-speed court typing in my younger years. I've had it for 40 years and there's not much I can do about it except make sure I don't stress my shoulders. Steroid injections help but you can only have a limited number in a lifetime. I am now 70, so I have to live with the problem and I am very keen to spend the last few years of my life painting. I have studied Mark's website from one end to the other and I'm about to start. I will not be able to do it if I can't find a way of supporting my arms.  Thank you for your comment.  I am looking forward to getting to know all of the different members of the Forum.   Thanks   Dianna
    May 16
  • Dianna
    Hi - thanks for your response.  I am now 70 and I've had this problem for 40 years.  I've tried everything including steroid injections.  Steroid injections help but you can only have a certain number of them in a lifetime unfortunately. I'm actually quite happy with the pulley arrangement thing because I can still paint and it will take the weight of my arm away from my shoulder.  Thank you again     Dianna
    May 16