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WaltLady

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on: February 16, 2012, 04:35:05 AM
I'm going to try to upload a painting for the third time.  Maybe this time I'll get it right.  It also seems that my messages to the other two also disappeared, so I'll keep this one short in case my built-in technological bogeyman strikes again.  Anyway....

Attached (hopefully), is a painting I did for my wife of what I called a "Valentine's Rose."  I did this hoping she would like it better than the organic roses I usually send to her job every year.  This is the one I mentioned a while back where I was having trouble with blending.  Originally, the rose was to be a light cream with some pink (Holbein's Opera) "bleeding" through it.  Didn't work.  The rose looked like Bulgaria's National Flag.  Any criticism and/or suggestions as to how I could have improved this would be appreciated.  (I did say this was to be short, didn't I?)

Walt


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Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 12:43:35 PM
I really like your rose, especially the heart in it!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

That's a very special Valentine's Day card and I'm sure your wife loved getting this.   :)

I sat in on Nolan's 'How to Paint a Realistic Rose' class but haven't painted one yet, so many things I want to do that sit on the back burner.  I learned a lot there though, and Nolan won me over to oils when I was just about to give up with trying to work with that media.  Now I love oils!

You may be able to purchase the replay in the Paintbasket art store.  I see there is a flower painting course available, not sure if the rose replay is included there.

If you go to the main page of the Paintbasket website, click on 'Forum' and scroll down almost to the bottom, you'll see a heading 'Forum Tech Stuff', below that is a thread, 'How To'.  You will find help there in how to post and include photos, etc.  If you didn't already know this was here, I hope I've been of some help.

"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


C.Bodine

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Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 01:33:18 PM
Walt, that was a creative idea to put the heart into the center!  I'm sure your wife loved it! O0
I haven't attempted a rose, yet.  Like Lillian, I took the rose class, but haven't tackled one.  I do hope to try it soon.  It is a fantastic class and the work put out by the other members, after they took it, has been amazing!  :o It isn't one of the free courses offered, but if you are interested in painting roses(or any flower) it's worth saving up your money for it! You can look at some of the roses painted on the forum under the oil painting section. You will be impressed!
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Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 02:03:52 PM
I took the flower painting class, painted the rose, and to date, that is my favorite painting of all times. My family are fighting over it. That class was wort 10 times the money I paid.
If not now, when? If not me, who?


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Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
I am sure your wife loved it, let us know Walt


WaltLady

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Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 02:19:52 AM
Lillian, Claude, C, Nolan --

Thank all of you for your input.  I'm enamored with watercolors and don't want to start oils, thus making me stuck being bad in yet another endeavor.  I'm sure that with continued practice and the advice of people like you guys, I'll get better.

Walt


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Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 03:39:00 AM
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I'm sure that with continued practice

Waltlady - you have hit the nail on the head with this statement.

It is in the top 3.

1.Desire. You can led a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink! You have to be thirsty.
2.Passion. One can have the desire but without the passion - well ........
3.Practice. If you have the passion the desire to continually practice should automatically be there.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill