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Val

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Reply #30 on: August 05, 2012, 02:28:18 PM
In the past, when one of us has inevitably gotten in a serious muddle, Nolan has taken the painting, photoshopped it to show how to fix it and posted it. That is far and beyond in my book, you can't beat that for having an instructor with a loooong reach!   :2funny:   :2funny:


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Reply #31 on: August 05, 2012, 03:45:09 PM
 :2funny:  True Val.  You have a good point there!   :2funny:
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Reply #32 on: August 05, 2012, 10:40:45 PM
So I'm not alone with my experience of brushsnatching tutors, besides my fellow students of that course. Good on one side but bad on the other. :'(. I'm quite glad here. Although I haven't posted a picture yet it doesn't mean that I'm on the lazy side. I'm working on colour wheels with all of my colours. It takes some time, because I still have so many although I want to throw some out. But I can't decide which. And I'm doing monochome pictures. Wow. No colour problem. I also have managed to attend a live class which was really, really great. You can get addicted. Wish I could paint like that.

I wish you all a great time until next class (hm, but flowers....I don't know :-\
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Reply #33 on: August 05, 2012, 11:09:20 PM
Helena I'm glad you're enjoying Paintbasket.  Nice to see you in class today.

How about showing us some of those monochrome paintings.

Good for you doing all those colorwheels!  You can't go wrong doing that.  You put me to shame!

As for your paints, I'm the stingy type.  I would never throw any of mine away, maybe sort them out and put some away.  I'd be afraid I would regret it someday.

We don't need a ton of colors when we learn how to mix colors and I think you will have an advantage with the colorwheels you do.
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Reply #34 on: August 05, 2012, 11:13:38 PM
Hi Helena, I'm glad you like it here O0

I love making colourwheels and colourcharts  :smitten: I made quite a few of them, and still don't and can get enough of them. I'm now busy with the one from lesson 5, from Dennis and will start with a second one but with different red, yellow and blue.
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Reply #35 on: August 05, 2012, 11:30:07 PM
Hi  :wave: Lillian,
I never throw away paintings or drawings too. I did once, when I was 16 and still feel very sorry that I did. And that only because my legal guardian would like me to go to the academy of arts. But I heard all those creepy stories about druguse at this academy. So I tore more than 100 paintings to pieces, and without a portfolio I could not do the entrance examinations.

Now 39 years later it still hurts :'( , but I still love drawing and I always will...but never throw a drawing or painting away again, not even my portrait ruined by this so called teacher. I now try to fix that and when that doesn't work,..well I had good practicematerial. :sweat:
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Reply #36 on: August 05, 2012, 11:43:22 PM
Sorry you didn't keep all those paintings and drawings and you're still regretting it.  Such a sad story.   :'( 

The choice you made to stay away from the drug scene was a good one though.   O0 

I think it's always good to keep our work so we can look back and see how far we've advanced.

Well, I still have that oil painting as well  that the instructor ruined.  I see though that in my lack of knowledge on composition, it won't amount to much anyway.  I have so much I would like to do that I may not re-visit it, just move on.
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