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Tousabella

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on: January 29, 2012, 09:19:06 PM
Thank you Dennis for today's lesson. I have found out today, trying to keep up, that I would make a great plumber!!  I am so disheartened, but I did learn that you can't start any project without having the supplies and tools needed. Also, between Acrylics and WC, I shall do the first two lessons of both, OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!!  LOL
It was very difficult finding the right color, getting it open, find a dish to mix, and keep up.....I need two heads and six arms..LOL.  I'll do much better next time.
Thanks again.   (I like your easel....what are the 'stops' between the base and the easel? Notched dowling?)  That's something I KNOW I can do.
Retta

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Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 09:37:27 PM
Tousabella,  I never try to paint along with Dennis! I know I couldn't keep up.  I would be sooo stressed which in return would make me discouraged.  Wait for the replay(I know... I Know...) then set up your little area, get your materials together, turn on some good music, quitely (or not, your choice. I like saxaphone.) Turn on the replay.  GO..... You can take a break when you need a breather and come back to it!!  YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! O0
Christina


Tousabella

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Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 10:05:29 PM
Yup ....I will. :)  I sure don't want to run away, but after looking at what was on my paper.... :'(  LOL   I will get my stuff together as soon as I can find where to purchase, and then do "First Lessons"...again....and again.
Thanks for the encouragement....I was feelin a little on the blue side, but I'm fine.  Thanks, again.
Retta

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
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Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 10:52:12 PM
Sometimes during the live classes we have to work very fast to remain as close to the allotted time as possible. If you are painting with and find yourself falling behind then it is best to just sit back and relax and take in as much of the information as possible. Then continue afterwards.

That is why the replays are made available - so you can review (you always miss stuff we said the first time around) and pause the video when required to enable you to "keep up" O0


Luz A.

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Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 12:32:24 AM
Well, I am very happy to find company! To tell you the truth, I just waited for the replays and just yesterday I had the time  to try the Cosmo flowers!! They came out...well, good enough but the background!!! I just have to practice changing colors without hard lines, smooth like Denis..He is really great with watercolors isn't he!  I don't think I have the patience and soft touch....but it is too early to tell...
LuzA


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Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 12:47:41 AM
Luz, I suspect that the background had dried out too much. For the colours to smooth out nicely there has to be enough water for the pigments to spread out. Another very important point to know is that you must not go back over the painted area with the brush again because that is when streaking appears.

Patience is not the major problem. The major problem starts when you go into an areas that has already started to dry out.
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Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 01:23:26 AM
 :welcome: Luz! Hang in there! You will be surprised at what you accomplished.
Christina


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Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 01:40:36 AM
Tousabella, nothing as elaborate as that. Anything solid that I can find will do - sometimes I use a roll of masking tape as a prop. Just sliding it backwards or forwards will alter the angle to suit. I try to keep things as simple as possible - less is more!
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 11:58:11 AM
Belated  :welcome: Luz, Tousabella
I have a varnished bit of plywood and a 2"x2" block that I can slide as Dennis says to alter the angle.

Never mind if your first few paintings don't turn out as you'd like, persevere and it will come about.  O0
Cheers, Val

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