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Louisa Rautenbach

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Reply #120 on: May 24, 2015, 11:12:10 AM
I am still battling with the clouds, I hope one day I will be able to do it correctly.
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Reply #121 on: May 24, 2015, 03:02:51 PM
The colors are wonderful Louisa.
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Reply #122 on: May 24, 2015, 04:23:38 PM
Louisa,

I went back and looked at everyone else's submission for this lesson.  You did well.

Maybe next time, just do a clearer sky as Dennis did.  Also, the red roofs on your houses in the distance seem too bright to be so far away. Maybe a light mistyish wash would tone them down.

Otherwise, I'd say you did quite well.

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Reply #123 on: May 24, 2015, 05:12:50 PM
Thank you Robin and Mea. :hug: :hug: Mea I did not know I can do that, I will immediately do that wash over the clouds, thank you. :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Reply #124 on: May 24, 2015, 06:26:19 PM
Louisa,

I meant the light misty wash for the roofs, not the clouds.  Be sure to use very little water so that the reddish color won't bleed.

Hmmm, though, maybe a wash over the sky might blend it better, too.  Not sure about that.

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Reply #125 on: May 25, 2015, 06:47:06 AM
When you wash the sky, turn the painting upside down so that the water does not run over the painting itself. Try to use as little water as possible to reduce buckling of the paper. Otherwise, the techniques are there :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #126 on: May 25, 2015, 12:43:25 PM
Well done everyone.   Somehow I have never seen that lesson and missed painting it.  Will have to check that out.


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Reply #127 on: May 25, 2015, 01:34:49 PM
Lovely piece of work Louisa  O0 Will look excellent once you get that light wash on.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #128 on: May 25, 2015, 05:53:14 PM
Dennis and Mea thanks for all the good advice on my painting, I will definitely try and do that. Daniel and Val thank you too for all the nice comments. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Reply #129 on: August 24, 2015, 06:21:03 AM
I was reviewing Dennis's class on how to stretch watercolour paper and saw how effortlessly he did trees using the side-of-the-brush technique.  So, I tried it as I needed to do a tree-filled background for a painting I am working on as a wedding present.


This was just for practice and I spent less than 10-minutes on it.  I know I need to do a better job on the trunks, though.

Love the technique, Dennis.  Thanks.

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Reply #130 on: August 24, 2015, 06:35:22 AM
A very good impression of the trees :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #131 on: August 24, 2015, 06:43:24 AM
Thanks, Dennis.  I am so happy to know this technique now.  This is the easiest way to make this type of tree!

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Reply #132 on: August 24, 2015, 12:30:37 PM
Well done Mea, your trees are going to improve dramatically from that little exercise.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Funny thing.... I was watching that same video yesterday afternoon! I skipped the stretching bit as I don't need help with that, I was like you, interested in the tree technique. Just shows, being able to review previous classes really helps.  :twothumbs:
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