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Gloria

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Reply #15 on: June 04, 2012, 12:58:08 PM
Good job Karen and Gail.


jennylynn

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Reply #16 on: June 04, 2012, 06:36:55 PM
well done karen & gail, tried too paint along but I am still too slow!!   I admire both of you for being able to paint along bravo  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #17 on: June 04, 2012, 08:02:22 PM
Karen and Gail you did great job  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 09:43:34 PM
  :congrats: Karen and Gail. You both did a great job.  How brave you are to paint along.  I'm too slow and make a mess.
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jennylynn

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Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 09:10:00 AM
  why did i post this painting?   made awful mistakes firstly i did not paint the sky down properly as you can see by the background trees,  the trees are not done properly at all!  but felt that I had to post it, knowing that I have to do better on my next one!!!   For some reason I don't seem to be able to paint trees, especially summer ones!!!
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Reply #20 on: June 09, 2012, 12:33:58 PM
You need a pat on the back, Jennylynn.  It's been said before, that we should post our paintings good or bad and that way we all learn from our own and each others' mistakes.

The wonderful thing about taking Paintbasket classes is that we can watch the replays as many times as we like and keep trying.

I'm sure Dennis will come by with some suggestions for you.  Sometimes just a few little changes can make a huge difference.

I think you have it basically.  I like your road.  Perhaps a bit more darks on the lower side of the rows of trees and somehow making the foreground grasses not so straight edged in the middle of the paintings.

But DON'T TOUCH IT until the  :smart: pays you a visit.  :)


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Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 01:12:55 PM
Jennylynn.....I totally understand what you're saying...I had the same problems but yours at least is recognizable as a painting of trees!  LOL...I bet you Dennis can help you fix it...my only fix is the garbage can...no redemption whatsoever..LOL!   Trees definitely aren't my strong suit but all we can do is soldier on! 


GailBrown

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Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
Jenny you are beating yourself up without good reason.  I don't see anything wrong with the sky, it is jusy different than Dennis's.  The thing that makes your trees look not right is that they are all the same in the rows (like soldiers)  Next time vary the size and colour in both the back and front row and they will look a lot better.  The other thing I see is the shadow and ground at the base of the trees on the right side.  There is not enough differentiation between the ground and the trees.  By darkening and dulling the colour on the ground near the trees, it will help the viewer distinguish between the mass of trees and the ground.  Once this is established you can drag that shadow over the road a little.  Remember we are all learning here and this is just an exercise-a learning experience.  Posting stuff takes courage, but usually what you get back is worth the risk.


Lillian

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Reply #23 on: June 09, 2012, 06:20:43 PM
Your advise sounds right on, Gail.   O0

It might be hard to change the trees to become different hights and sizes at this point, but you can always try this painting again, Jennylynn.

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

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Reply #24 on: June 09, 2012, 08:22:04 PM
lillian & gail thankyou both for your input, very constructive and definately something to work on in my next painting for this lesson!!  I must be honest did have another go this afternoon, wait for it worse than the first, it went straight into the bin!!  for some reason trees on their own I can do, but when it comes to treees or bushes in a row, like in this lesson, I just cannot seem to do it!! lol!   but I will not let this beat me, try again tomorrow
jennylynn


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Reply #25 on: June 09, 2012, 11:51:03 PM
Sorry Jen, did you use the template?  Just an  :idea:  maybe you could add a few lines to make the trees different heights but still have them on the same planes as Dennis has his?  Are you painting by the replay?

You'll get it,  :hang: in there!  It's growing pains again.   :'(
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Reply #26 on: June 10, 2012, 09:01:22 AM
Hi lillian, couldn't use the template my printer decided not to work!!  tried to follow the replay but just made a hash of it!!  printer should be back working mon or tue so perhaps i should wait and then print off the template!lol  good idea me thinks  O0
jennylynn


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Reply #27 on: June 10, 2012, 09:26:06 AM
jenny - trees sometimes have a mind of their own when you are using watercolour. Gail is right about trying to have uneven heights and sizes - check out that section of the replay. I have used my rejects for practice in lifting out colour with wet tissue and water then repainting - or painting over the top with thinned acrylic which i find much easier to handle. Thanks for posting what you have done - it takes courage when you know you are not happy with it yourself but it helps other people too.


Lillian

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Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012, 11:51:14 AM
Jennylynn, I totally agree with Karen.

I do confess, I ripped up my first try on painting those dramatic clouds.  I guess frustration kicked in, naughty girl that I was, (please forgive me, Dennis)! 

There's no telling if you might be able to fix your painting, maybe come back to it even years later when you've become more adept to watercolor painting or like Karen says, you might be able to go over it with acrylic paint here, there, or everywhere.

For me, I think I could perhaps take pieces of those old ones and use them in an acrylic collage of some kind now that I've toyed with using the acrylic mediums and pastes.

So, there's hope!  So happy  :painting:
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jennylynn

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Reply #29 on: June 10, 2012, 12:41:32 PM
karen & lillian thankyou for your feedback,  I don't now about courage lol!!  but i appreciate all the feedback this forum, and of course dennis & nolan, give not only me but everyone.  Like the old saying you learn from your mistakes!!   I feel that we should perhaps put our bad paintings on here as well as our good ones!  After all we are all human and if we can learn from our mistakes all the better!  Perhaps I shouldn't have binned the second one but like you lillian frustration and being annoyed with myself kicked in, lol..   Hopefully I can look back at this TREE episode and have a good laugh about it  :2funny:
jennylynn


 

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