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Reply #150 on: July 31, 2012, 12:34:23 PM
Thanks Lillian, Brian and Rita for your kind words. Dennis I took care of it. It was the background colors. I had made my background to dark, so I had to lift out the colors, and it left that hard edge around the tuft. Thanks Dennis.
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PS Batman great job on yours.  O0 O0 O0 and also congratulations on being put in the newsletter, in case I forgot to tell you.  ;D
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Reply #151 on: July 31, 2012, 05:20:58 PM
  :clap:  Well done Nina. Clours look good and I like his quizzical look.   :clap:
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Reply #152 on: October 13, 2012, 05:50:16 AM
Well, this was my first Dennis lesson and boy did I learn alot.  As Val and Lillian suggested I just jumped in and what a good way to find out what you need to learn.  Never used frisket before and didn't apply thick enough I guess to preserve the whites.  Also, I had some watercolor paper and don't really know the difference in the papers but as you can see, it is quite rough so never could get that smooth look that Dennis had with his.  Fun anyway and so much faster than oils.  This novice would love some guidance from the pros.  :)  Oh yes, not sure where to post this since I didn't see a lesson # so Dennis this might be in the wrong place.  Please advise. :-\




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Reply #153 on: October 13, 2012, 06:28:02 AM
Lynn! your painting looks amazing! You should waste no time and get that frames and displayed.
It's a great example of how watercolours have a variety of outcomes. I remember asking someone about the white bit at the front last year. Dennis told me it was a type of bird with distinctive white. 
Congratulations on your work and, I can't wait to read what Dennis says.  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #154 on: October 13, 2012, 11:37:02 AM
WOW Lynn...this is going to cause a sensation! Brilliant work.   :clap:   :clap:

The birds will be listed under lesson #14 in the Live w/c section.

Well done!  :yippee:  :clap:  :clap:  O0

I just knew you'd be brilliant.....look at that   :-X

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Reply #155 on: October 13, 2012, 02:18:31 PM
Lynn Awesome job on your bird. I like the detail of the birds feathers, and the background color.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #156 on: October 13, 2012, 02:54:04 PM
Lynn, you, as always have mastered a painting!!
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Reply #157 on: October 13, 2012, 03:33:52 PM
WOW Lynn!  :heeha:  :clap:
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Reply #158 on: October 13, 2012, 05:43:31 PM
You've done an amazing job, Lynn
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Penny
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Reply #159 on: October 13, 2012, 06:00:21 PM
Thanks so much Tony, Val, C.Bodine, Natalie and Penny for your encouragement.  This was quite a switch for me from oil and acrylics.  What I noticed is that I am too heavy handed with the color mixing.  I have started another Tui bird, trying to learn how to use the masking fluid, paint on a smoother paper and to use more transparent color.  We'll see :whistle: 

Val--Thanks so much for moving this post to the right spoke.  Don't want to get a :fight: and  :knuppel2: already from Dennis as a new watercolor student ;D  It was so very helpful to see everyone's else's beautiful birds as well.  O0 to all the prior bird painters!!


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Reply #160 on: October 13, 2012, 09:38:38 PM
I think your secret's out Lynn ..... I didn't move it.   :eek:
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Reply #161 on: October 13, 2012, 11:20:43 PM
Oh Val,  I guess I'm found out :blush:.  I just ascribe to you super human powers :excercise:.  I always think of you as PB royalty :knight:


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Reply #162 on: October 13, 2012, 11:30:10 PM
Oh Val,  I guess I'm found out :blush:.  I just ascribe to you super human powers :excercise:.  I always think of you as PB royalty :knight:
Not royalty.....just PB oldie!  ;D
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Reply #163 on: October 14, 2012, 01:10:46 AM
 I moved it. ;) Lynn your Tui is well painted  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Remember to keep your whites "white". The tuft in front is very white.

I have managed to capture a few minutes on video of a tui, and when I have time I will add it to the post.
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Reply #164 on: October 14, 2012, 03:08:13 AM
Lynn, your tui bird is beautiful.  I also love the softness of the background.  It's nicely blended.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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