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Lizzy

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on: May 01, 2012, 10:22:39 PM
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This is my first attempt at painting the Tulip in Acrylic.  Very limited experience.  I have sent for the Drawing Course and hope to improve on all fronts.  Am a very Senior senior and trying to get back what little ability from years ago.  Nolan and Dennis are amazing teachers and I feel lucky to have found this site.  This is really fun.


liz

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Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 10:35:01 PM
 :welcome:  Lovely painting!  I am also 'Liz' and a senior citizen, too!  Started painting again last summer when I also found this wonderful site and many art friends.  Enjoy the forum and keep  :painting:


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Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 11:13:05 PM
 :welcome: Liz W.  I'm also a senior living in Canada.  You're going to love it here on Paintbasket.

I've started the drawing course and I'm enjoying it.
"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."


Tony (ASM)

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Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 11:18:32 PM
Hello Liz W. and  :welcome: onto Paint Basket.  I think you will ove it here ;) 
''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
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Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 11:21:34 PM
 :bigwelcome: Liz W. Glad to have you part of our little family that is growing into a BIG family. I am not a senior yet. I live in Kansas USA. Good job on your tulip painting.  O0
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nolan

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Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 12:48:58 AM
:bigwelcome: to the family Liz, great to have you join us - and thanks for the support too  :flowers:

I think you have done a great job on the tulip so far  :clap: I feel you can still darken the shadow side of the flower even more - that will give the flower more depth. Use a colour wash to darken it O0

Looking forward to seeing the final painting


pnewcomer1

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Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 01:14:41 AM
 :welcome: Liz so glad you joined us here this is an awesome site you will learn so much and the drawing course is the best.

Penny
Happy Painting


Anya

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Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 02:26:04 AM
Hi Liz,

Great job on your tulip, you must be very pleased with it.

 :welcome: to a wonderful art site. I know you will love it here, the teaching is awesome and the people are great.

Look forward to seeing more of your work


Lizzy

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Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012, 03:56:35 AM
Thanks for the welcome and encouraging comments.  Much appreciated!  Lots of talent on this site and I hope some of it rubs off on me..... :)


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Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 07:54:15 PM
talent = knowledge + hard work  O0


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Reply #10 on: May 03, 2012, 09:16:06 PM
Great tulip Liz O0
You did a excellant job on it. Where are you going to put it?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.