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on: May 27, 2012, 11:29:09 PM
Hi all

I'd like to try and rescue this watercolour I did today.

I wanted to get some texture and darken the area on the left of the sheep but I messed it up and wondered if anyone had any ideas how I could try and fix it :)



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Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 12:41:01 AM
Anita, Nice job on the sheep and the background. But can't help. BUT I KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN!!!!
His name is DENNIS.
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Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 12:55:29 AM
Anita, I'd say it's very near perfect if not perfect.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm looking forward to what Dennis has to say.
"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."


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Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 10:32:53 AM
Anita, the dark on the left is not much of a problem. What I see is that you have darkened the area AROUND the sheep after you have painted it and in the process given it a halo - the lighter ring around the sheep.  Rather lighten up the area above the sheep towards the fence. this will give it distance perspective.
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Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 12:55:34 PM
Anita, I was at a loss to see the 'mistake'! This painting is lovely. You've really captured a country scene and, I like the painterly look about it. I could see it on a card. I blurred my eyes to see the tonal range and pop! that sheep is set beautifully and steals the show.
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« Last Edit: June 02, 2012, 02:14:17 PM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 02:22:15 AM
Anita, I just saw your painting and I love it, I think it is absolutely awesome. You have done a fantastic job.

Happy Painting


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Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 02:23:37 AM
I'd like to see it after you have lightened it - i was trying to think what could help. I like the shading of the sheep and its face and the tree on the left especially.


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Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 02:13:52 PM
Wow  I love it!

BAAtiful, baatiful!               :2funny:

Nice , nice job


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Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012, 01:56:23 PM
Gorgeous interpretation of these beautiful animals! :smitten: As a spinner I am naturally biased, but it looks good enough to get my spindles out!  :clap:


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Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 01:41:57 PM
Anita, this is a lovely scene. You did a great job on your sheep!

CarolineA  :welcome: to the party!  The PB is a great place to learn!!!