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Author Topic: First seascape painting & other 'first' paintings  (Read 7405 times)

Leana

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Reply #45 on: September 10, 2011, 06:43:39 PM
Well done Travis  O0... impressive and I like it very much.
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Reply #46 on: September 13, 2011, 04:00:17 AM
First flower painting-

Purple/lavender crown flower, favorite flower of our beloved Queen Liliu'okalani.  Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that was a former monarchy.


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Reply #47 on: September 13, 2011, 07:46:42 AM
I'm rather impressed with all these 'first time' paintings you guys have done.
I only hope mine comes out as well as yours have.

Great job, guys...
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Reply #48 on: September 13, 2011, 09:55:37 AM
 :twothumbs: It'll be great .... take your time and keep  :painting:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #49 on: September 13, 2011, 06:09:10 PM
Val is RIGHT!

It takes time; it takes work; it takes PATIENCE!

It is sometimes harder to paint if someone stands behind you and says, "Make your flower more red!" when you're trying to mix a purple!  But YOU'RE the artist! :painting:


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Reply #50 on: September 13, 2011, 08:43:55 PM
Well done Liz, some great art being added here lately  :yippee:


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Reply #51 on: September 14, 2011, 10:22:55 AM
Thats odd... my comment on Liz's flower didn't post. Oh well, Liz here's the abbreviated format....  :yippee:  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #52 on: September 14, 2011, 12:47:30 PM
Did you check page 1? I think I see it there.  ;)
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Reply #53 on: September 15, 2011, 07:50:48 PM
Nice artwork Liz. You have a delicate touch. I tend to scrape :D Really though...I like the soft look to it. Very appropriate.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #54 on: September 15, 2011, 09:42:16 PM
Thanks for your comments, Pat.  I wanted to make this lowly, unappreciated flower kind of regal like the Queen.  It's because when you see the tree it's always shabby looking with big holes from the caterpillars.  The crown is sewn into long leis and worn in several strands by royalty and in annual parades for our state holidays.

I plan to post a picture soon under 'Scraps'.  I will dedicate it to you so I hope you can find it. :)


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Reply #55 on: September 15, 2011, 09:48:38 PM
Sorry, Pat.  I was thinking of leftover paint, not 'Scraps' so I won't continue that thread.  You'll see it when I get it posted!


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Reply #56 on: September 18, 2011, 11:57:37 PM
Wow Liz..thank you! By the way...my friend who used to live in Hawaii told me he once talked with "Gomer Pyle" because he lives there and also once had to go to the hospital and they were filming Hawaii 5-O inside at the same time...so he said hello to Jack Lord! (then he got busted by Danno right after that.... ;D
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #57 on: September 19, 2011, 01:10:18 AM
Thanks for what, Pat?   

Anyway, old Hawaii 5-0 reruns are popular with the older generation.  My grown son still likes the old shows. I like old shows that show the Hawaii before freeways and the modern fast age. I like to look for old familiar places,but esp. cars and the '56 hardtop Buick coupe I used to drive.  I used to climb up a narrow, steep mountain pass to commute to college which was nothing to my Buick!


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Reply #58 on: September 19, 2011, 06:37:32 PM
Yeah, I love that show alot too.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.