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on: August 21, 2012, 11:00:06 PM
Thank you Clarkies. That was an amazing lesson.
Could we follow up sometime with a rainy night street scene as seen through a car windscreen?


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Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 01:12:44 AM
I painted along but I didn't get an image or sound until about 20 minutes in so I didn't mask anything. I use both the interactive and the open golden acrylics and I have found I can mix them with ordinary Windsor and Newton as well. (Just be careful if you want to glaze!
I have forgotten the last bit so I'll wait until I see the rest of Nolan's rain on the replay to finish. Fun trying to keep up today!


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Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 01:38:04 AM
Karen I didn't dream you would be painting along knowing you would have a late start. 

You perform magic every time!  My eyes are dazzled!!!

You didn't even use any masking!  You sure didn't need it!   :heeha:

You are such an amazing artist.  You are an inspiration to us all.

I love this-- lovely sky reflected on the pavement. Wonderful lighting!  Love the birds, the bit of green on the wall.

I'm proud of you and very very  :envy:
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Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 02:05:28 AM
Excellent, Karen.  I too am just   :envy:  but in a good way of course.  I am  :not_worthy: to hold your brush!

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the things you look at change."
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Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 02:22:37 AM
Karen, It is unbelievable you did a paint along on this painting! Fantastic job!!!!! :clap:  :clap:


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Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 02:58:01 AM
Thank you CB, Lillian and Polliwag you are very encouraging. I will try this one again - though when I will find time I'm not sure.


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Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 04:58:07 AM
Wonderful job Karen, I get cold just looking at the painting  ;D


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Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 05:39:46 AM
Excellent as always, really are an inspiration!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 05:48:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: Well done Karen....
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Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 05:58:35 AM
Awesome idea Ray and Karen love the painting!
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

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Reply #10 on: August 22, 2012, 06:48:56 AM
Karen! Did you take a sneaky screen shot of Nolans painting?! lol!
 I can't believe you followed along and produced such a wonderful painting!  You should be very proud of yourself. Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: August 22, 2012, 08:47:25 AM
Thank you for your comments, Sasha, Valweb and Mary. Thanks for the idea too, Tony - it's never occurred to me, but I guess a screen shot  would be useful to catch the missing bits - if I weren't so busy just scrambling to get paint onto the canvas.
Thanks for the nice comment too Nolan - my computer battery died just as you were starting the rain so I look forward to seeing that part properly.
I agree with Ray - A night street scene would be an interesting one to do.


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Reply #12 on: August 22, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
WOW, Karen!!!!!  :clap: I just love your painting :smitten:
Unfortunatelly I couldn't watch the whole class, so never saw the final painting from  :smart: Nolan.  :'(
But yours looks AWESOME!!!!! I love the bright colours, how you've painted the rain and clouds, the coat and jeans look so real, the reflections on the wet street,...great!!!
And your posters and graffiti makes it even more realistic. You did really an amazing job, and your painting looks photorealistic to me,

                           :cheering: :cheering: WELL DONE,KAREN!!!!!!:cheering: :cheering:
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Reply #13 on: August 22, 2012, 01:31:52 PM
Karen you are such a show off.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: No really you did an awesome job on this painting. Fantastic.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: Nolan will be very proud of you.
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Reply #14 on: August 22, 2012, 06:41:41 PM
Here is my paint along from yesterday. Singing in the rain


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