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Reply #45 on: March 20, 2012, 08:41:11 AM
Wow...  :heeha: guys/gals... you have done a really great job on your Magnolias...  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #46 on: March 20, 2012, 12:45:51 PM
I was finally able to sneak a little painting time in! Even if it was midnight! :)

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Reply #47 on: March 20, 2012, 01:34:46 PM
 :thankyou: all for your very friendly comments on my painting ;D  ;D  ;D
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Reply #48 on: March 20, 2012, 01:38:34 PM
C., your magnolias are wonderful and the leaves and the background are very nice, so realisitc  O0  O0  O0
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Reply #49 on: March 20, 2012, 03:04:18 PM
C.B. This is nice. I love magnolias. Good job.  O0
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Reply #50 on: March 20, 2012, 03:10:52 PM
C.B You live in Flordia, have the magnolias bloomed there yet? When they do could you take some pictures of them. When we were there they had not bloomed yet.
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Reply #51 on: March 20, 2012, 03:42:14 PM
CB lovely. i like the details you added.
The early magnolias are just about finished in NC. I will try to get photos before they are all gone. We have had a very hot spring so flowers are all blooming at once and fading quickly.
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Reply #52 on: March 20, 2012, 05:32:28 PM
You've made an excellent job of the magnolias, Christina. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just make the bud sitting in the enfolding leaves instead of sitting on top of them. Otherwise well done  O0
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Reply #53 on: March 20, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
Beautifully done Christina  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #54 on: March 20, 2012, 06:34:04 PM
Wonderful magnolias C.   :clap:  I'm going shopping for a light so I can work when the light is gone. Nights are usually quiet so a good time for me.
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Reply #55 on: March 20, 2012, 07:12:50 PM
 :thankyou: for your tip, Dennis! Would you recommend to add that highlight you wrote about to the finished painting? Scraping out or using white paint?  :-\

I'd like to do another one with these magnolias as a gift for my mum. So I will have the opportunity to paint it with the highlight anyway. I'm  thinking about the background - no, you convinced me - the dark background makes a nice contrast  :) but the purple colour wouldn't go with the furniture in the room. Any suggestion?

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Reply #56 on: March 20, 2012, 09:54:51 PM
 :thankyou:, Val, Martina, Nina, Leana and Denise!

Nina, unfortunately there aren't any magnolias close by! We do have them here, but just not in my neighborhood. We are going to DC in a couple of weeks and I was really looking forward to seeing the cherry blossoms, but my husband(who's there on a business trip) said they have already been in bloom for about 3 wks.  They probably won't last until we get there! :'(  I was really looking forward to some great reference photos!  :(

Thank you for pointing that out, Dennis. It's funny how you miss little things like that, until a trained eye points it out. Then it's obvious to you!
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Reply #57 on: March 21, 2012, 12:26:00 AM
C., your magnolia painting is beautiful!   :clap: :clap:

We're having an early spring here, hopefully the magnolia tree in our back yard blooms soon.  Wish those lovely blooms would last longer. 
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Reply #58 on: March 21, 2012, 01:59:39 AM
Fantastic work on your Magnolias everyone,they all look so good.


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Reply #59 on: March 21, 2012, 03:13:33 AM
Martina, it is difficult for me to say which colour will suit your Mom's decor as I have not seen it. Any colour that is dark (not easy to make out the colour) will be OK. An almost black colour (Ultramarine with a touch of orange) or a very dark green (viridian with light red added) will also be OK.

These are only suggestions. Try small swatches of various colours to experiment with. Dark colours require lots of pigment with the least  amount of water possible.
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