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« on: February 15, 2019, 06:14:13 am »

I figure it makes more sense to have a thread for these experiments that I'm doing rather then monopolizing other threads with daily posts.  Wink

So using the cheapest painting supplies I could get (which is a mistake, just let me say) I tried a different style (both subject mater and technique) of acrylic painting than I'm used to. as before I hated it before I even finished and am forcing myself to avoid it for a few days to let my inner jerk/critic lose interest in it and allow me to eventually find a way to be happy with it.

For right now I'm going to say it was a fun experiment for me to pick up the paint and do something like this. while I've used some acrylic paints in the last 6 years it's always been to add color to something I've made, not usually to make a picture of something.

Climbing Tree


and to recap the other creations of the week:
day one was planning for the week

day two was charcoal: MistFall

day three was soft (chalk) pastels: Trooping Fairies

day four was oil pastels: Happy valentines



water color and oil painting to come later this week and I need a seventh art form to round out seven days of art making. maybe collage? Colored pencil? any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 05:41:47 am »

I've been fiddling with the climbing tree and I like it better, I want to do a few more things before I call it done, I'll post the follow up.

Tonight was a more familiar medium, with a technique I've never done. Watercolour... monochrome. and for added difficulty it in tubes not in trays like I'm used to.

It's half done but I have to let it dry before going back in for the finish. I'll hold off the name til it's done.

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 12:26:56 pm »

I've been fiddling with the climbing tree and I like it better, I want to do a few more things before I call it done, I'll post the follow up.

Tonight was a more familiar medium, with a technique I've never done. Watercolour... monochrome. and for added difficulty it in tubes not in trays like I'm used to.

It's half done but I have to let it dry before going back in for the finish. I'll hold off the name til it's done.




Very atmospheric! I'm really liking the mist effects both in this one and the rolling hills. Lovely Valentine heart too.

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 07:37:11 am »

well my temporary place of residence lost power, thus internet, and it ate my livestream video, so no art for the night.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 08:09:53 am »

I have not quite got the nack of oil painting yet. I figured going abstract was a fair way to dabble with the way it performs and make something that gives me a sense of the medium.

of course I made it complicated for myself by making them entirely with pallet knife.

it's a messy medium, that borders on glitter levels of obnoxiously showing up 7 hours later on your elbows or anything you've touched in the same day. and it blends waaaaay to easily (try putting a dot of white on anything that's still wet, within ten minutes you'll be yelling at your canvas and the pale beige smear that should have been white).

maybe it's a bit better with brushes and letting layers set up a bit before adding to them. Still don't care for the clean up hassle.





I'd say given that everything I did this week was don in around an hour, and all started with no idea what I was going to create, and using techniques or mediums I've never used before... I say I did pretty well. Now to hide them all in a closet and not look at them.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 08:47:28 pm »

Yes, oil paints take patience. I did a lot of oil painting in college , and had a few spots on paintings that took forever to dry. I haven't gotten back into it due to the fact I don't really have a place to just leave a picture alone to dry. They have a totally different technique than acrylic paints, and that takes some getting used to.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 06:23:36 am »

okay so maybe this is sort of cheating because it's not a visual art, but it is culinary arts:
This week I've set myself the goal of making 4 related sauces each night live on my (inspired content) youtube channel.
So far I've made-
Ketchup, marinara, pizza sauce, cocktail sauce;
chinese mustard, 'hotdog'(frenches style) mustard, honey mustard, and a dijon mustard;
home made mayo, thousand island, horseradish and chive sauce for beef, and buttermilk ranch.

tomorrow I'm aiming for-
Hollandaise sauce, alfredo, creamy garlic sauce, and a smoked gouda and bacon cheese sauce.

I may or may not do something on friday depending on time. I've been thinking of:
Pesto, pico de gallo, italian dressing, and maybe something like a sesame ginger dressing.


edit- used the left over egg whites from making the mayo, to make almond macaroons.

I've had the ideas and knowledge of these and a bunch of other sauce, dressings and marinades for years, having the notion that some day I'd write a cook book Called "Alchemical saucery" and in it create recipes that show you the bases that you can transmute into other sauces (ketchup into cocktail sauce or barbecue sauce etc) and use them to change a basic set of ingredients into a wide array of different meals.

There were plans to create a couple of follow ups, one of which was "Alchemical arts" recipes for creating your own art supplies (inks, paints, brushes, and things to paint on etc).
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 08:33:45 pm »

Finished the week with all 20 sauces. I have ideas for about 20 more I could do, and could imaging coming up with maybe another 40 base sauces. I think I may do a couple more weeks like this ones, later this year, and then compile them into a couple of pdf e-books.

At any rate we are in a new week and I am beginning some music sound effects. Mainly experimenting with making background music for my youtube channels, and an opening 5-10 second jingle like thing, and sound effects to use. But it's a dry run to learn a bit about making music for further experimentation in the future.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 02:52:03 pm »

Yes, oil paints take patience. I did a lot of oil painting in college , and had a few spots on paintings that took forever to dry. I haven't gotten back into it due to the fact I don't really have a place to just leave a picture alone to dry. They have a totally different technique than acrylic paints, and that takes some getting used to.

Yes, oils take some getting used to - have only done one or two in oils, as I primarily use acrylics. Like the feel of acrylics better, and 'mistakes' are easier to correct! Acrylics go well with ink, too.

Particularly love your charcoal piece, rovingjack - very oriental in feel.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2019, 12:41:01 am »


eggs benedict (homemade sauce)


soft pretzel with homemade honey mustard


noodles with home made smoked gouda and bacon cheese sauce
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2019, 08:48:07 pm »



homemade pico de gallo,



shrimp over stirfried veggies, with homemade sesame ginger dressing/sauce.



homemade creamy garlic sauce/dip (good on pasta as well as crackers or toast)



roast beef on pumpernickle rye bread, with homemade horseradish and chive sauce (can also be tasty in a chicken salad in place of mayo)
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 11:55:09 pm »

so part of this is the culinary arts, but this is also a bit of learning how to do better photography as an art too. I'm learning a bit about how to arrange and get better photos of objects that I may start applying to more artsy photography.

But for now:


shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce



crab salad rolls with homemade mayo



onion rings with homemade ketchup
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2019, 03:19:58 am »


ham on pumpernickle rye with homemade dijon style mustard.


beef franks with homemade ketchup and homemade yellow mustard (think frenches mustard).


this is one of my favorites to make, oven roast turkey deli meat with smoked bacon and swiss on pumpernickle rye swirl bread with some homemade thousand island dressing; all toasted and served 'open faced'.


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