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Reply #60 on: January 31, 2012, 02:13:39 PM
Val... :1hug: for the bump on the head and toe... mmm, to be honest... woulnd't have minded to be a fly on the wall  ;D to watch this episode of yours  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: ... oh dear, but then again...I might have gotten a swat in the process  :whistle:
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Reply #61 on: January 31, 2012, 03:35:40 PM
NHC50:  For me, the bright "spot" in the sky does a nice job of drawing the eye to that rock and I very aware of compositional "things" ( a challenge for me :-\)  I am impressed with the way my eyes are drawn around your painting. It would have been very E-Z to leave an "escape route" by accident.. For me, you did a great job of keeping me "in" your painting. :)

Dennis: you and Nolan have created something very special here Thank you :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Reply #62 on: January 31, 2012, 07:36:52 PM
Thanks for your comment, Brian.

We are doing our very best to make this site a very friendly and welcome site to all visitors. We have chosen this format as opposed to the very formal ones seen on many other forums. We are also very pleased to see that it is working so nicely  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The honour goes to all our members who have made it so cosy :clap: :clap:

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Reply #63 on: January 31, 2012, 10:11:05 PM
Hey Bodine,
I like your painting. especially your clifts. Yes I agree with you on your water. Just add so more blue to it now. It will work. Just soften the edges if needed. That is one thing about watercolour. you can add paint to it. Your foreground grass draws you into your painting.  O0
Not that I am an expert.  :2funny:
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Reply #64 on: January 31, 2012, 10:14:31 PM
Brian thank you for your comments about my painting. I almost did not put it on. I am very critical of my own work. I appreciate what you said. Happy painting.  ;D
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Reply #65 on: January 31, 2012, 10:35:24 PM
Here's my attempt at the beach.  My water needs to be darker.  I still have a difficult time with LIGHTS FIRST when I am doing foilage! Maybe, another go at it later!

Thank you, Nina.  I Know I can darken the water, but I am a little scared to try it.  I may give it a go!



« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 10:38:23 PM by C.Bodine »
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Reply #66 on: January 31, 2012, 11:12:48 PM
Bodine
You will not hurt the painintg. Besides that is how we learn, we take chances.  :gl2:
Nina
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Reply #67 on: January 31, 2012, 11:21:19 PM
sometimes I also wish there was an undo button for our paintings  ;D


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Reply #68 on: February 01, 2012, 12:07:17 AM
Nolan that is a great idea. can you make us one. That way I don't have to use my paintings to start a fire.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Nina
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Reply #69 on: February 01, 2012, 02:34:25 AM
Christina, no matter what you think, you have all made a great start into the wonderful world of watercolour painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #70 on: February 01, 2012, 02:51:16 AM
I spent the afternoon at the beach!!!   :2funny:   Well, I can dream, can't I???  In actual fact, I'm miles and miles away from the ocean.   :(


Well, here's my attempt at painting the beach.  I found it quite a challenge, especially the waves.  I nearly fiddled them to death and I fear they ended up way too prominent.  I have quite a bulb of trees on top of the cliff as well. 
I enjoyed the afternoon.

Thanks Dennis for a pleasant afternoon.  You keep me  :painting:

                                                   
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Reply #71 on: February 01, 2012, 03:18:07 AM
I see you had a wonderful time at the beach watching the sun go down. A very lovely late afternoon scene at Piha. That is actually what it looks like then. See what changing the general colour can do to put it in a another setting - Absolutely nothing wrong with that. I do that often  :D You have caught the reflection in the water very nicely. I like the  couple have a nice romantic chat  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #72 on: February 01, 2012, 03:29:57 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis!  Yes, I tried to make the couple look like they were holding hands and sort of talking to each other.   :)
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Reply #73 on: February 01, 2012, 03:45:09 AM
wow wow wow!!! Great job Lillian  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your sky is beautiful, so is your reflection, overall I think you did a great job, Kudos
Linda


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Reply #74 on: February 01, 2012, 04:36:15 AM
Very nice everyone, I watched the replay yesterday, will try and do mine today.  :)
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