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Mel

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on: July 15, 2012, 11:23:28 AM
I always wanted to paint but no time for it as i am avid crafter!(sweing, crocheting, machine knitting, sculpting, quilting, reborning and so on)
Now i took me the time to try different technics watercolor acrylic and oil.
And i like the oil best.
I found my way here through youtube and all wonderfull videos from paintbasket!
Almost finnished 2 paintings in oil tryed to follow as much "painting rules" as possibly :confused: .
I hope to learn much more among all talented artists!
A lot of hugs from a terribly cold and wet sweden!
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Lillian

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Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 11:38:24 AM
 :bigwelcome: to Paintbasket, Mel! 

I'm glad you found Paintbasket and you're already enjoying the great teaching on the videos.

I've been here a little less than 2 years and I've been enjoying the live webinars and this friendly community.  I've learned a lot about painting and drawing.  I'm mostly involved in the drawing course and the watercolor live webinars, but I have done Nolan's portrait painting course and loved it.  I did a portrait of my grandson.  I never imagined I could have attempted something like that before joining Paintbasket.

Like you, I have done knitting, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, etc. over the years, but my fondest dream has been to learn to paint and draw.  Now that I'm retired, I am having loads of fun and I'm overwhelmed with inspiration.

Please post your paintings.  We'd love to see them.  You will get lots of friendly feedback and that's a great way to learn.

 :)  ...nice to meet you, I hope to see more of you and what you've been doing.
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Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 11:49:28 AM
 :welcome: :welcome: Mel to the family. You will enjoy yourself on here. We are here to learn and to encourage each other. Dennis and Nolan are great teachers. That is one thing I like about this site. They help you to learn.
Have a great one.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 12:12:37 PM
i am  new as well in here
but i  am  really enjoying the site, i ll  try to show u all  my paintings and new ur opinions,it ll  mean  a  lot to me


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Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 07:05:44 PM
  :welcome: Mel Glad to have you on here. You will get soooooo much from this site. Enjoy
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lynn p.

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Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 03:05:55 AM
Mel,  :welcome: You are in the right place.  This is a talented and kind community and I have learned tons already.  It is nice that Nolan and Dennis don't take it for granted that you already know things, but go over all basics in an incredibly understandable way.  I rush home from work each day to see what new thing I can learn.  I know that you will love this experience.  :gl2:


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Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 10:10:07 AM
  :welcome:  mel you certainly have come to the right place!!  not only are dennis & nolan fantastic, understanding and patient teachers!!  but the guys on the forum are brill, they give honest feedback and encouragement in bucketloads  :)   I have only been on here for a few months but learnt so much!!!  looking forward to seeing your work, no pressure O0   enjoy the ride  :)
jennylynn


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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 12:44:46 PM
 :welcome: , Mel!  I can related to being involved in multiple crafts!! Sometimes, I seem to get a little overwelmed with how many different projects I get going!  :-X Can't seem to help myself, though! Just love doing it all!

This is a great place to learn! The community of members is so encouraging and friendly and Dennis and Nolan are the best teachers, EVER! So enjoy!
Christina


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Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 01:33:52 PM
Hi Mel,

Welcome to the friendly forum.

Oil is a fantastic medium and a lot more foregiving than watercolour. I am sure you will pick it up easily with Paintbasket.

I see you come from Sweden. I love paintings from a Swedish artist called Maria Ginzburg. Unfortunately none of her books have been translated to English.

Kind regards,

Rui
Kind regards,

RA


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Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 10:16:16 PM
:bigwelcome: to the family to Mel and Rania

Glad you found us, we are looking forward to seeing your progress  :gl:


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Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
Hello Mel  :wave: a big warm  :bigwelcome: to you.  Not much more I can add that the others have not said already... Have fun and happy painting.  O0
Leana

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Mel

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Reply #11 on: July 25, 2012, 10:44:41 AM
Big Thank you to all warm welcomes!!
It is sure a wonderful place!
And i can see all of your wonderful paintings!
Seeing forward to learn more!
Took my first online shows yesturday and i loved it!
Mel!


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Reply #12 on: July 25, 2012, 03:08:44 PM
Hi, Mel and a hearty  :welcome: to you...it just doesn't get better than this!  Enjoy!


Mel

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Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 01:05:32 PM

Rita i had a great time  seeing and listening to Nolan n' Dennis they realy make it so easy to understand!
Just GREAT!



Hi Mel :wave:

I'de joined the online course yesterday also, wasn't it great?  :clap:
Nolan and Dennis are such great teachers :smart: , and I've learn a lot in a very short time. I loved the trees Nolan painted, hopefully mine will look a little like his :blush:
Have a nice  :painting: day


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Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 04:40:28 PM
Mel, in case I haven't welcomed you, then this is my official  :welcome: !!  Maybe you have been here longer than I.??  At any rate, I am excited about your paintings.. Very nice work.  ... also, it's so wonderful to be able to befriend people all over the world.  Without this site, most likely we would not have met!  Thank you Nolan and Dennis for such a privilege. :clap: :clap:
Dianne

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