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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/07/2015 :  9:45:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Even on wet humid days latex paint dries so quickly it's hard to blend easily. I assume you're doing the blue and white blending thing. It's almost a two person job.

If you can't get smooth blending maybe you can let the white get sort of feather out to get wispy clouds. Is that appropriate for the are you model? Maybe I really don't know clouds at all.

I think what I did once was apply a solid blue, let it dry, and then go back with blue and white to blend up from the horizon and not necessarily try to blend all the way to the top of the backdrop.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 04/07/2015 :  10:08:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, that's very helpful. Your statement " I really don't know clouds at all" reminds me of the Judy Collins Song.
I'm mixing a very light blue with a dark blue. but I like your last suggestion.


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railman28
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Posted - 04/07/2015 :  11:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yea Mike, that worked. it looks much better now.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/07/2015 :  11:35:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Glad it worked. Sounds like you're committed to getting it all done and done well.

Yes, Judy Collins, the rage among folkies my freshman year in college.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 04/08/2015 :  12:00:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The back drop still needs a minor touch up here and there and the firewall needs another coat but here how she looks(remember the horizon and mountain locations from the last postings);









Now I need to know clouds



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/08/2015 :  08:02:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

That turned out good. Looks like the shade of blue I used on my previous layout. I liked it because it looked really good in photos, a real blue instead of the washed out gray that you often see.

I never try to paint clouds in an intentional way, they turn out like cartoons if I try. I just sort of swipe or slush the paint on and let the viewer decide what they are looking at.

Mike


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 04/08/2015 :  10:30:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, Thanks for calling my attention to your layout. You've got an impressive update in the works! Your backdrop extention and new sky are looking good in your progress photos and I'm watching to see what you decide to do down at ground level, both on the backdrop (if anything) and just in front of it.
My layout is tiny and sticks out from a wall like a peninsula. I've been contemplating adding some kind of backdrop at the end that's up against the wall so photos taken in that direction will look better. The 12 inch vertical extention on your backdrop is a good idea, and I'm now looking at making mine taller than originally planned so that low camera positions aimed slightly upward won't overtop the backdrop.



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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/08/2015 :  3:59:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Bob! Like the transition of the different shades.

Nothing beats the sight of a clear blue sky

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railman28
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Posted - 04/09/2015 :  01:02:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Bill and Håkan, Thank you very much. I really appreciate the support.

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/09/2015 :  10:59:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure does work for me.

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railman28
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Posted - 04/09/2015 :  11:34:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank You Kris, I appreciate your visit.

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/11/2015 :  03:16:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the blue too, Bob.


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railman28
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Posted - 04/12/2015 :  1:15:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frederic, I appreciate your support and visit.

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Carrie Creek
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Posted - 04/12/2015 :  7:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your new blue sky really looks great.
Did you think about coating the brick wall with a layer of mudd before painting?


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railman28
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Posted - 04/13/2015 :  01:56:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Phil, Thank you for your visit and comments.
As for the firewall section; Well, I had a little drywall compound left and plenty of paint so I did use the rest of the compound on this section and repainted it. As I felt you all have seen your fill of blue I didn't share the results but since you asked... Here is the section I shared before;


And here above the logging scene;


I believe that this band of sky will be in the peripheral vision of viewers and that the rougher surface will help producing the cloud illusion.

I've also played with adding flats to Beaver Hill;


Beaver Hill will have the lowest horizon. The horizon will rise as you got to the left or right of beaver hill. The transition to higher horizons being hidden by view blocks of trees.

Do you have any thoughts on cloud painting?


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