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Reply #45 on: January 30, 2012, 02:31:53 AM
 :2funny: Dennis I remember! LOL!!

Thanks everyone for your comments - these critiques are so important to be able to 'see' through someone else's eyes.  I often look at my works in the mirror... when I need a critique stat  :whistle:

It's been great to be part of this free course  :dance: :dance:


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Reply #46 on: January 30, 2012, 02:48:03 AM
I'm sure lots of you are waiting for the lesson notes. Wait no longer:

Download Lesson #4 notes HERE
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Reply #47 on: January 30, 2012, 03:52:45 AM
Wow looking good people!  :clap:

I only watched about the first 30 min of the show, had such a headache couldn't see through my eyes so I went to bed  :( (had a real crappy day, car broke down and in the process of getting it towed, I bumped it) , but anyway can't wait for the replay  :)
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Reply #48 on: January 30, 2012, 04:44:16 AM
Vangie[/b], Nolan did not have a class yesterday - I think Leana is talking about the replay that came out late because of tech. difficulties.

 :thankyou:, Dennis.   :sweat: Whew!  I thought I missed out on a Nolan class!!! Is Nolan running another class soon?

 :congrats:  and :thankyou: once again for your wonderful classes, Dennis & Nolan!!!  See you next week!!!  :wave:


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Reply #49 on: January 30, 2012, 06:05:35 PM

Ok I will be brave. Here is my watercolour painting of the seascape. Did this by looking at the painting that Dennis did.
I like my sky, the small clift, and my sand. I even added sea oats. But the big clift  :confused: I got lost. My waves are not to great either. But this is how you learn. I will put a date on it and put it in the bottom of my drawer.  :2funny:
I used a white crayon. I took it and sharpened it too a fine point. I had more control over it. Liked the spatter idea.
I am still having trouble with light to dark colors. I have the acrylic mind.  :hang: :banghead: :2funny:
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Reply #50 on: January 30, 2012, 06:34:32 PM
Well done, Nina, you are well on your to becoming a watercolourist. Your sky is lovely and those waves are on par for the area. Very wild waves there. Not worried about the accuracy of the cliffs - I watch the execution of the techniques which are much more important.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #51 on: January 30, 2012, 07:33:20 PM
Dham, Erika, Karen and Nina (I hope I have not left anybody out  ??? ... WOW... all your paintings are truly looking so amazing... I am in awe... Well done everyone of you... I am sooo  :envy:

I have been so busy last week and this week... got very little painting done  :'(.  I am getting withdrawl symptoms already and soon my family won't be able to keep house with me  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  I hope to watch the 2nd video tomorrow and get some  :painting: time in.
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Reply #52 on: January 30, 2012, 08:28:04 PM
I love your painting, Nina.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  You're good at this.
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Reply #53 on: January 30, 2012, 09:00:42 PM
Karen, your painting is lovely, as always!

Nina, I am very impressed and I think you should be very proud!  It is a beautiful painting. 
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Reply #54 on: January 30, 2012, 09:21:39 PM
Nina your seascape looks good - and it is closer to Dennis's painting than i managed - I didn't see the whole of it for long enough while i was painting. You'll get the waves on the replay and your reflection is nice and watercoloury. Your people have shadows and they are the right size!!! I have an acrylic mentality too and i keep wanting to tidy up edges!
I will use the crayon in the right place next time - I think where the tiny waves flatten into shore and make foam?


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Reply #55 on: January 30, 2012, 11:49:52 PM
I've no idea what Dennis was showing all of you, but you're doing tremendously well  :clap:  :clap: The paintings are a real tribute to the excellent tutelage here. (not to mention the talent)  ;D
Alas I have only seen 13 min. of the first class, but I will get through.   :D  Keep going guys, you are nothing short of a truly inspirational trail. I applaud you all  :clap:  :clap:
Dennis, where you lead...so shall I follow.  O0 (just might take a bit of time....)  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #56 on: January 31, 2012, 01:46:40 AM
As long as it is not the blind leading the blind :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
There is an Afrikaans saying that transliterated says this: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king :heeha: :whistle:
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Reply #57 on: January 31, 2012, 02:20:41 AM
Thanks everybody for the encouraging words.  You all are doing an awesome job also.
We do keep Dennis and Nolan busy don't we?  :2funny: :2funny:  :angel:
nina
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Reply #58 on: January 31, 2012, 10:20:46 AM
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king :heeha: :whistle:
I like that one Dennis.
As far as the blind leading the blind?...nothing could be further from the truth,    aw nuts, stepped on a paint tube...  :cursing: hit my head and knocked over the easel picking up the paint tube...  :censored: ouch  :injured: stubbed my toe   :help:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #59 on: January 31, 2012, 10:37:09 AM
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