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Title: POST PAINTINGS FOR MAY CHALLENGE HERE
Post by: Val on April 30, 2013, 12:38:32 PM
Post your painting for May Challenge here.

1/ Post only one painting per person.

2/ Do your best to keep your entry as close as possible to the original Challenge photo.

3/ Any paint medium may be used including watercolour pencil.

4/HAVE FUN!!  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/yippee.gif)

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Post by: njnjgirl on May 08, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
Looks like I will be the first to enter.  Needed to paint something and this fit the bill:
 
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Post by: jennylynn on May 08, 2013, 06:37:04 AM
hey mary-lou you've set the bar high !!  great painting love the house  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 08, 2013, 10:53:33 AM
Thank you very much Jenny :flowers:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 08, 2013, 11:29:05 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mary Lou, I agree with Jennylynn, you have set the bar high.  Your painting is gorgeous, so clear and crisp.  Just lovely as all your paintings are.  Patricia
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Post by: Bhavna on May 08, 2013, 12:30:14 PM
Well done Mary Lou :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on May 08, 2013, 12:43:19 PM
 :clap:  Nicely done, Mary Lou!
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 08, 2013, 02:33:44 PM
Thank you Patricia, Bhavna and Christina :flowers:
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Post by: Denise808 on May 08, 2013, 05:41:36 PM
This is so pretty Mary Lou. I love the brickwork and the little open curtain. Makes the scene more inviting I think :)
Now if I could just figure out how to draw an eagles nest, I could start on this painting too! ::)
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 08, 2013, 06:21:47 PM
Thanks, Denise! Hey, good luck with the eagle nest.  Jennylynn did a great job with it.  I really had no clue how to draw it  :2funny:
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Post by: jennylynn on May 08, 2013, 08:41:46 PM
  well this is my painting for the challenge  O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 08, 2013, 09:09:53 PM
Love it Jennylynn!  Love the depth of color you have and really like your tree, it looks so natural :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: jennylynn on May 08, 2013, 09:14:11 PM
 :thankyou:  mary-lou your comments are very much appreciated  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on May 08, 2013, 11:35:06 PM
Beautiful photo!  Well done, Mary Lou and Jennylynn.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
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Post by: doina on May 08, 2013, 11:56:31 PM
Beautiful paintings Mary Lou and Jennylynn. Congratulations  :flowers:  :flowers: Doina
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Post by: Happychappy on May 09, 2013, 12:18:46 AM
 O0 O0 O0  Very nicely done Jennylynn. Patricia
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Post by: Denise808 on May 09, 2013, 01:06:18 AM
Another one nicely done Jennylynn! I have yet to start on this  ;D
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Post by: Tousabella on May 09, 2013, 03:39:01 PM
Holy Dinah....Mary Lou n Jenny...you are just on fire this month for challenges!!  Great work on the beautiful paintings. They are truly "wall hangers"!!
Way to go!!
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 10, 2013, 12:15:38 AM
Thanks Retta!  :flowers:
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Post by: jennylynn on May 10, 2013, 07:37:27 AM
yes thanks again everyone  , you say the nicest things  :flowers: very much appreciated
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Post by: Happychappy on May 11, 2013, 04:49:38 PM
Here  is my submission for the painting challenge. Must apologise for I when I photographed the painting, I caught a bit of my desk in the picture.  Don't know how to eliminate or crop it to get the bottom portion off.  My apologies.   R ..... A......Y!!!!  Where are you   :help: :help: :help:      Patricia
 
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Post by: jennylynn on May 11, 2013, 05:11:32 PM
patricia what a lovely clean crisp painting  O0 love everything about it job really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 11, 2013, 06:03:57 PM
 :thankyou:  Oh! Jennylynn, you are always so kind and your comments really uplift me.  Thank you so much. Patricia
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Post by: ImBatman on May 11, 2013, 08:57:55 PM
Nice work Patricia.

To crop you need edit it in your image editing software. Paint, Paint.Net, Photoshop, Gimp etc.

After it is loaded, you use the selection tool to draw a rectagle around the bit you want to keep and then, depending on which program you use you use the menu or a button to crop (eg Photoshop it is Image>Crop). Just check your program's help.

Photoshop also has a Crop tool that you draw the rectangle and can move it around, then crop when finally ready.

MS Paint (Win 7 Version) it is just a case of using the selection tool to draw around the part you want to keep then click on the button on the toolbar, straight under the View menu there is a button for Select then to the right the top button is Crop.

The Crop tool always looks like two Ls. Like the cardboard Ls you use as a viewfinder - the ones you slide back and forth when trying to frame a view to draw or paint.

Batman.
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Post by: Happychappy on May 11, 2013, 09:53:04 PM
 :thankyou:  Batman, thank you so much for walking me through the "cropping" exercise but this computer business is like speaking another language to me. When I left the work force, computers were just coming in and the little I know, I have had to teach myself through trial and error. However, I have copied your instructions and will give it a go.  I had a problem downloading the photographs into my Gallery and then I remembered Ray saying that I have to reduce them in size and told me what to do with "Power Toys for Windows XP" and I was quite proud of myself for being able to do it!  Anyway, I will see what program I have on this computer ... it may be Photoshop. Thanks so much for your help which is much appreciated.  Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 11, 2013, 11:47:55 PM
Very nice painting Patricia.  I really like the building. O0 O0
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Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 12:13:01 AM
 :thankyou:  Thank you Mary Lou.  Patricia
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Post by: C.Bodine on May 12, 2013, 12:43:52 AM
Ladies, these are all lovely paintings!!! :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on May 12, 2013, 12:55:17 AM
I love your painting, Patricia!   :smitten:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 10:18:03 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Christina and Lillian for your always welcomed comments which are much appreciated.  Patricia
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Post by: gartolf on May 12, 2013, 11:39:43 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:To all of you I have seen all different interpretations of this subject and each in his way has done a wonderful job well done I can see the standard in paintbasket is getting higher and higher  At the end there are all masters Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 11:55:15 AM
 :thankyou:  Hans for your encouraging comments.  Patricia
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 12, 2013, 02:50:22 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Totally agree with Hans. All the different versions of the same are great. Well done MaryLou; patricia and JennyLynn. You all did very well!  *****
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Post by: jennylynn on May 12, 2013, 04:15:13 PM
 :thankyou: hans and elizaberth for your lovely and encouraging comments much appreciated O0
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Post by: Denise808 on May 12, 2013, 05:05:29 PM
Really nice Patricia! Love the clear, sunny colors :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on May 12, 2013, 09:10:11 PM
Had to get a challenge in before classes start again!  :yippee:   Are they home yet?  :heeha: :whistle:

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Post by: jennylynn on May 12, 2013, 09:13:39 PM
Natalie love this  :yippee: it's such an inviting scene beautiful O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on May 12, 2013, 10:11:12 PM
Wow, Natalie! Your painting is beautiful! :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 10:52:02 PM
 :thankyou:  Elizabeth and Denise for your kind comments.  Patricia
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Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 11:55:39 PM
 O0 O0  Natalie, A really lovely painting.  I love it.  Patricia
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 13, 2013, 12:04:05 AM
Natalie this is simply breathtaking.
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Post by: doina on May 13, 2013, 12:17:55 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: beautifull painting! emanates such a serenity! Great! Doina  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on May 13, 2013, 05:11:04 AM
 :o Wow Natalie, lovely piece of art here! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 13, 2013, 04:14:19 PM
Herewith my painting of the cottage. I enjoyed doing it. Watercolour on A4 300gm paper. All comments most welcome. This is a learning curve and I value all input.
 
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 13, 2013, 04:18:39 PM
Natalie, your painting is beautiful. I love the colours you used.   :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 13, 2013, 09:47:53 PM
Natalie I just love your painting.  It is really pretty and love all the colors you have going on.  It is a "Wow" painting ! :smitten: :smitten:
 
Elizabeth your painting is great.  I didn't think it was watercolor.  Very, very nice and I really like all of your trees and bushes!  Way to go. O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on May 13, 2013, 10:26:06 PM
Elizabeth, your entry is beautiful!
You must have good water control to achieve the look you have :clap: :clap: :clap: very pretty .....
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Post by: jrhall036 on May 14, 2013, 02:17:55 AM
There are so many wonderful entries. I am really going to have a choosing just one to vote for!  :-\
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Post by: Happychappy on May 14, 2013, 10:50:37 AM
 O0 O0  Elizabeth your painting is lovely.  It is so bright and cheerful.  Good for you.  Patricia
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 14, 2013, 11:03:01 AM
There's some wonderful entries coming in on the May challenge. A feast of artists going strong. Well done folk!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: jennylynn on May 14, 2013, 12:16:09 PM
way to go Elizabeth love your painting, the trees and bushes are done very very well  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on May 14, 2013, 01:29:05 PM
Elizabeth-you did a great job with the tree on the building-and the roof texture!!!  That was a tricky area for me.  :clap:
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Post by: Elizabeth on May 15, 2013, 10:44:21 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mary Lou; Denis; Patricia; Jynnylynn & Natalie for commenting on my painting. Much appreciated.
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 15, 2013, 04:14:55 PM
Natalie and Elizabeth your paintings are wanderfull
maria :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 15, 2013, 04:17:18 PM
here is mine submit,in oil,27x41
maria
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Post by: jennylynn on May 15, 2013, 04:29:16 PM
maria love it, particularly your tree and cottage/barn   great job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on May 15, 2013, 08:08:03 PM
Beautiful Maria, love the different color scheme. Feels very comfortable, cozy and homey :smitten:
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Post by: doina on May 15, 2013, 11:23:53 PM
This is my rendition of May challenge.  :painting: Doina

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Post by: wyldheart on May 16, 2013, 12:21:23 AM
I haven't posted for a while. I hope this works. :P
I used my artist's license and moved time into spring so I could put some spring flowers in and paint the tree's fuller.


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Post by: jennylynn on May 16, 2013, 08:04:03 AM
doina and wyldheart both gorgeous paintings  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 16, 2013, 11:46:10 AM
 O0 O0 O0 Wow, Maria, Doina and Wyldheart, your paintings are all excellent.  I liked the different take on your painting Wyldheart with the flowers.  Everyone's painting was really good.  Patricia
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Post by: Denise808 on May 16, 2013, 06:10:34 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful Doina and Wyldheart! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on May 17, 2013, 12:05:44 AM
 :clap: Maria, Doina!   :heeha: Love your garden Wyldheart!
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 17, 2013, 08:54:12 AM
More wonderful entries to feast our eyes on.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 18, 2013, 11:41:18 PM
This is going to be a hard one to chose.  Wonderful paintings Doina, Wyldeheart and Maria.  Great work!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 18, 2013, 11:58:28 PM
Wow, it's so nice to see everyone's interpretation of the sample picture.  Beautiful work.

Is there a place where we can see a side-by-side comparison?  I'm old and it's hard to remember what the last one looked like when I move on to the next one.

I'll observe for the next month or two, then try my hand at it.

Great idea -- the challenge!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Germa on May 19, 2013, 11:55:33 AM
When we can vote which one is 'the best', or in fact, your favourite, all the thumbnails will be on the same page Mea.
And it will be hard, this time, so many beautiful entries.

I will enjoy when I finished the 24 classes I've subscribed to, they take all the free time I've got.
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Post by: grandmapegi on May 19, 2013, 04:45:16 PM
summer days.........
been very busy now that summer is here....... :yippee:
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Post by: doina on May 19, 2013, 05:05:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: beautiful! Doina :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: ncwren on May 19, 2013, 05:09:40 PM
 :smitten: Love your Amish touch!   :o @ your ghost!
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Post by: Val on May 19, 2013, 06:07:42 PM
Thought I'd just look in and see how the challenge was going.  :heeha: WOW we certainly have real beauts this month! Sure hope there isn't a tie...I'd have a heck of a time choosing...might even have to call in the experts  :whistle:
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Post by: NHC50 on May 19, 2013, 06:37:09 PM
WOW!!! I am impressed, you all are doing a fantastic job.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on May 19, 2013, 07:04:20 PM
I'm blown away with the quality of work showing up here.   :faint:    Excellent work everyone!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 19, 2013, 07:22:32 PM
And the hits keep coming!  O0 Well done Grandmapegi! So pretty! :smitten:   How are we going to choose???  Eeenie, meenie,......... :crazy2:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 19, 2013, 07:30:00 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Grandmapegi, Excellent submission and yes, I like the Amish touch too.  Very, very nice indeed.  Patricia
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Post by: Denise808 on May 19, 2013, 11:17:10 PM
Grandmapegi, Wow! Super duper nice :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: jennylynn on May 20, 2013, 06:10:26 PM
wow grandmapegi absolutely beautiful love it  :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: wyldheart on May 22, 2013, 04:39:24 PM
Nice work Granmapegi!!  :yippee: :yippee: I love the Amish people added.  :clap: :clap:

Great Job,

Rosie
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 22, 2013, 08:54:55 PM
exelent Granmdmapegi,i like the people you added :yippee:
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Post by: Val on June 01, 2013, 10:48:42 AM
Thanks to all that participated. The paintings will be up for voting shortly.

 :gl2: Good Luck Everyone!  :gl2:
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