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Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 12:00:57 AM
Karen you did a fine job too.  O0 O0 Hope to get my on there tomorrow. Jennylynn your right when you paint with Dennis, you do not have time to think.  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #16 on: August 13, 2012, 12:02:48 AM
Also a very nice painting, Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I suggest you make the stamen on the right hand arum a nice orange to make that flower stand out from the rest and add a focal point.  O0
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Reply #17 on: August 13, 2012, 12:06:59 AM
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Jennylynn your right when you paint with Dennis, you do not have time to think. 

That's good because soon you will be painting by "instinct" - cuts out the fiddling which destroys good paintings  ;)
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Reply #18 on: August 13, 2012, 12:12:40 AM
The lilies are beautiful, girls..   OUTSTANDING JOBS!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I tried, but it got too hot in here, and too many fans....dried out so quickly....I couldn't keep up. Will wait til it cools off, and finish it.  Was sure a lot of fun.  I love all of your backgrounds, and your lilies stand out so perfectly.
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Reply #19 on: August 13, 2012, 12:39:49 AM
I really like the folds in your flowers Gail.  Yours as well Karen.

I know what you mean Tousabella-I turned my fans off so not too bad, but I headed out for a swim afterwards to cool down!
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Reply #20 on: August 13, 2012, 12:43:48 AM
Gail, your painting turned out beautifully in spite of the crisis!   :congrats:

Karen, I love the softness of your painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's so interesting to see everyone developing their own style and everyone improving so quickly!   :yippee:
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Reply #21 on: August 13, 2012, 02:44:56 AM
 :clap:   :clap:  Beautiful lilies, every one.   :clap:   :clap:
We tried to make it back for the course but ran in to a few problems at the border. Back now, fully charged and raring to go.   O0
Can't decide whether to draw/paint first!   :D


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Reply #22 on: August 13, 2012, 03:25:20 AM
Gail, there is nothing wrong with your flowers! It is a beautiful painting and I love the background color!

Karen, beautiful job, as usual!
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Reply #23 on: August 13, 2012, 03:28:56 AM
   well guys this is my paint along really enjoyed doing this one

Jennylynn!  Your painting is just lovely!!!  You made the flowers look so dainty and delicate!  I just love it!  :clap:


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Reply #24 on: August 13, 2012, 03:31:33 AM
Those are really nice flowers Jennylynn!  I love your colors. :)

I wish I had paid better attention and brought my masking fluid down to the masking tape on the bottom! :-\  I had fun as well, and I want to definitely try this lesson out again.

Looks like you paid great attention to me!  I love your colors!  Great job, Natalie!


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Reply #25 on: August 13, 2012, 03:34:18 AM
Hi I am posting mine more for comic relief than anything else.  Part way through my husband changed my water then I knocked it over-a full litre onto my pallet, mouse, paintbrushes everywhere on floor.  Never really recovered, but told my husband I couldn't stop, while he mopped up.  So have a good laugh, the rest of you did a great job, me not so much-.  Thats what I've got for today.

Gail - would you mind coming and knocking down my water container when I do mine so it comes out half as good as yours?  What an amazing technique to create an amazing painting!


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Reply #26 on: August 13, 2012, 03:35:28 AM
Painted along - I love all the different approaches and backgrounds, Gail, Jennylynne and Natalie.

Just lovely, Karen...almost has an ethereal look to it....great job!


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Reply #27 on: August 13, 2012, 03:37:28 AM
Gail - would you mind coming and knocking down my water container when I do mine so it comes out half as good as yours?  What an amazing technique to create an amazing painting!

 :2funny:      :eek:     :think:    Strange...it does seem to work....      :2funny:
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Reply #28 on: August 13, 2012, 05:10:19 AM
I did as you suggested Dennis - made the stamen on the right more orange - I'm never sure which is the right of a painting though - and darkened the background a bit.


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Reply #29 on: August 13, 2012, 05:20:28 AM
Karen, it's beautiful!  I'm sure you did the right thing.  That lily really stands out now.  If I'm not mistaken, Dennis darkened the shadow side with raw sienna, but better check it out when the replay comes around or wait for someone to confirm.

I don't know what time it is there, but it's 1:14 a.m. here.  I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep.  Something popped in my head that I had to do, so I had to get up and write something down. 

So here I am for a bit.   :2funny: 
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