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dennis

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on: June 02, 2012, 02:23:06 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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Tousabella

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Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 10:07:55 PM
Dennis...how do we get rid of the pencil marks on our painting when it's just a fine wash over them?  Can we use a gentle erasing?
Thank you....today was super.
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Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 10:18:12 PM
Bella he did not get rid of them. they are under the paint. If you draw very lightly, you do not have to worry about the lines. I have heard of people erasing them after it drys.Ii have never done it. I am sure dennis knows more about it.
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Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 10:57:43 PM
This is my first attempt to paint along.  I thought I would try doing a small version during class, then do a larger version (16x20 paper) following.  I have found that I was overworking the revious paintings, so I thought this might help me work out the quirks before doing a larger version.  I didn't put the figure in.  I didn't find it too hard to keep up, but without the reference to work along and be able to freeze things, it is a little more challenging.


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Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 11:06:52 PM
Bravo. nice work. I tried also and ended with a great mess. Waiting for the replay.


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Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 12:06:14 AM
Gailbrown,
Actually I like your trees. Especially the background ones. I like the colors you used.  O0
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Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 12:13:07 AM
I tried to paint along too but I missed great chunks of Dennis lesson with buffering. I think I might have a memory problem with my computer - maybe I need to spring clean the drive. I got glimpses of the picture Dennis painted but missed most of the mixing etc.
Gail, I like what you did
Bella - if you use watercolour pencil, like Nolan does, most of it disappears when you paint.


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Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 12:51:39 AM
Karen..I meant from the template. Do you use your template with watercolor pencil?  Does it come thru on the paper okay? I just use a # 4 pencil most of the time; never thought of watercolor pencil. Hmmmmmm.
Your painting came out lovely...I love the colors, too.
Retta

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Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 01:26:35 AM
Gail, Karen,  :congrats: for attempting to paint along.  The results are amazing. 

I'm far too slow to try to keep up with Dennis.  It was a great class, just soaked it all in in spite of multi tasking.

Happy  :painting:  I love what you do.
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Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 01:37:08 AM
Lovely job, ladies!!!! O0
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Karen

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Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 01:47:58 AM
This is a slightly better photo but I seem to be a bit out of focus still.
Yes Bella I rub over the template on the back with watercolour pencil or go over the lines if I can see through to the back, then just draw over on the right side with a ball point in a different colour. I think quite a few people are doing that. Sometimes I just use the window with the template behind the paper if I can see through.



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Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 03:37:01 AM
Thanks, Karen.  I'll sure try it on today's tree's lesson.  I have lines showing on my peony, and I wondered how to get them off. It's not noticeable at a distance, but up close, well............ :)
Retta

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Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 06:41:06 AM
Karen, all the distant trees and the grass have been executed very nicely indeed. :clap: :clap: :clap:

For not being able to see the whole lesson your paint-along is very good.  O0 Just check the replay for the lower parts of the trees on the right. The merging is needed to bring them to the fore.
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Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 06:49:32 AM
Gail, also a very nice painting - you have captures the atmosphere well.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just be careful of the shadows of the right hand trees. The edges are not straight lines and should follow the contour in the road and also continue a bit into the grass on the left - it is an early morning scene with longish shadows.
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Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 06:58:07 AM
I did not erase any of the pencil work in all the lessons so far. They normally "disappear" under the paint, but if the lines are a bit too dark in the lighter areas then, of course, you can erase them. Just be careful of not erasing the colour away. Rather light pencil lines than having colour missing.

The only areas I normally erase are the pencil lines at the corners so that they don't show when framing - need a nice clean white border.
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