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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
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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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