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Val

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on: November 06, 2011, 08:25:58 PM
Couldn't remember what they're called. 'Cruiseheimers'!  ;D
It is a work in progress, but just thought it would show I'm not always totally off the wall!  :2funny:


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Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 08:54:40 PM
Now that's more like it!  :clap:

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Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 10:57:17 PM
Val, I think your lotus is very pretty! :clap:  Great color.
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Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 03:49:04 AM
Val, Beautiful color!!! it glows.... :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 07:59:47 AM
 :heeha: this is one of your best in my opinion Val  :yippee:  :clap:

Great depth on the petals O0


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Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 08:19:47 AM
 :clap: Well done Val.......beautiful.
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Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 01:14:25 PM
Got it...its a Water Lily! I knew that.  :2funny: I actually have a perfect memory...its the recall that's gone down the tubes.   ;D
Thankyou very much for your encouragement. Now to the point...In areas where I've added a new layer to deepen the colour, I just can't seem to get it to blend in. Just hard edges. I've practiced on scrap paper, and tried introducing a bit more water to soften the edges (when both dry and wet) and just end up with blooms or washed out areas and hard edges.
Any suggestions?


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Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 02:13:48 AM
Blooming happens when you use too much water and the lifted pigment is pushed out to the sides. It's not easy to tell - easier to show. All this in next year's watercolours  :whistle:

Next year I will be dealing only with watercolours - how's that for an advance notice ;)
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Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 08:57:34 AM
 :-*   :yippee:   :-*   :dance:   :clap:


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Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 09:15:46 AM
 :yippee:


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Reply #10 on: November 08, 2011, 09:21:22 AM
Nolan...that  :yippee:  wouldn't be because the pressure on the thorn in your side will be less, would it?  :2funny:


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Reply #11 on: November 08, 2011, 05:51:28 PM
Your lily is just LOVELY! O0 I love lavenders and purples!  :clap: I have a beautiful photo of a lily pad pond from a friend, but I'm thinking it's too challenging with the water reflections, rocks, etc.  Maybe I should just try a flower first!


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Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011, 06:32:44 PM
Fortunately this photo just has lots of big green leaves....they're a big enough challenge as it is!  :heeha:


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Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 12:11:32 AM
Val, I am also looking forward to the watercolour classes as I will be learning with O0


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Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 01:55:08 AM
I think that would be interesting.  I will be checking that out, too! O0
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