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Reply #600 on: July 30, 2016, 10:19:08 PM
    This is fabulous Annie!!!  :heeha:    This could be a scene from any number of islands here in the Caribbean! The sky, ocean, and waves look fantastic! AND you put the people in!  :faint: I am such a chicken poop!  ;D
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Reply #601 on: July 30, 2016, 10:29:53 PM
An excellent and very neat painting, Annie :clap: :clap: :clap: The only problem here are the heads of the people - they are much too big. For that size figures they should be only very small dots. O0
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Reply #602 on: July 31, 2016, 04:22:43 PM
Ok, here's my version after numerous scrub outs. 


I could not get the reddish tidal basin right so made it look like Hawaiian red dirt leaching from the mountain.

My lady is falling over backwards.  I think her beau just proposed to her.

I need to work more on using the wax resist.  Mine look like little tick figures without the crossbar.

But, I enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot.  I like it and a friend has already asked for it, but am still open to suggestions to make it better.

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Reply #603 on: July 31, 2016, 10:42:00 PM
Indeed Dennis... they look like toddlers or martians  :confused:  That is when it would be nice to be able to paint over or erase.

Yes Val, I am always apprehensive when I reach the point of putting little people or birds.  So easy to mess up!  Thanks for your your cooments.


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Reply #604 on: July 31, 2016, 10:44:54 PM
Well done Mea!   You can give your lady a stick to lean on... it would adjust her posture.

The red sand fits well in your painting.


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Reply #605 on: July 31, 2016, 10:51:34 PM
Thanks, Annie.  Hmm... you are right ... a cane or stick might help her from toppling.

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Reply #606 on: July 31, 2016, 11:33:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful work Annie and Mea.    Patricia
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Reply #607 on: August 01, 2016, 03:27:02 AM
Thanks, Patricia.

I have cut the painting in half.  A friend wants the left side with the cliffs and I will put a monk seal on the beach for the other half.

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Reply #608 on: August 01, 2016, 04:47:45 AM
 :painting: Annie and Mea, your paintings look great! I just love the differences in each of them and how they bring out your own personal style.   :clap:
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Reply #609 on: August 01, 2016, 05:32:56 AM
Thanks, Patricia and KathyS.

Kathy - My special style seems to be in trying to cover up my mistakes.

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Reply #610 on: August 01, 2016, 08:19:56 AM
You still did well, Mea :clap: :clap: :clap: Remember that we always learn from our mistakes.
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Reply #611 on: August 01, 2016, 10:36:41 AM
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


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Reply #612 on: August 01, 2016, 11:54:40 AM
Mea, this looks great. I love the clouds and the texture in the beach. :clap::clap:
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Reply #613 on: August 01, 2016, 12:20:16 PM
 :thankyou: Steve
 :thankyou: Patricia
 :thankyou: Kathy ... I have a style, I have a style :dance: :dance:


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Reply #614 on: August 01, 2016, 02:06:00 PM

 I have a style, I have a style :dance: :dance:

 :2funny:    :2funny:              :eek:    I'm still looking for mine!   :detective:   Let me know if you find it will you?  ;)
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Cheers, Val

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