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Happychappy

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Reply #30 on: October 01, 2012, 12:07:19 PM
Helena, your painting is fantastic too.  I never saw it before posting my message as I didn't scroll down to the end of the messages.  I am still learning my way around but will "get" there eventually.  Takes a while for the wood to burn .... aging process I guess!!!  Patricia
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Reply #31 on: October 01, 2012, 12:27:30 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  :clap: Harald Brian and Helena!!!

Ummm Helena-did you forget to paint your masked trees?  :confused:

 :welcome: Red1!
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Reply #32 on: October 01, 2012, 08:03:31 PM
Hi Patricia, I'm fairly new as well. I'm around here two and a half months or so and I still know so little (computer and forumwise). So don't worry.  :welcome:

Hi Rita, thank you. So you have become calmer and slowed down a bit? One has to set priorities as the time of the day is limited to 24 hours. I have also booked the lets draw course and just don't know when to draw. It's either drawing or watercolour. And even just that is hard to do. So (maybe in another life) sometime I'm coming to draw. Yes and then there's acrylic and ......... Have fun Rita don't stress yourself.

Natalie, I love your painting. It looks so peaceful. Concerning the reflection I go with Nina. Perhaps you have already fixed it. I didn't fix mine on purpose, Natalie. 

Harald, your painting has  such a nice touch of (how does one say in Englisch) vastness ?, spacyness about it. How did you create this? Perhaps because of the left treerow going down towards the edge. Anyway, I like it.

Brian, how could you do such a lot of lifting in your painting. I have instantly drying paper. Hardly any chance to get the white back if I want it back. Your painting looks so wonderfully translucent.

Jennylynn, I like your painting. Great colour and fluffy bushes.

Do you all paint another version or leave it at that? I haven't decided yet.  Happy  :painting:
Helena


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Reply #33 on: October 01, 2012, 10:38:57 PM
No I haven't fixed mine.  :whistle:
~Natalie

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Reply #34 on: October 01, 2012, 11:02:46 PM
Thank you all for ecouraging commetns, I really love it. It`s fine with five diferent pictures from the same sorce and so different. I really enjoy to bee here. And Helena I often mean to paint another much better than the first, some times I manage to do it and some times I don`t take the time. I have at least a dusin half done work. This time I have done the drawing for a new one and I mean to complete it. We will see.


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Reply #35 on: October 02, 2012, 01:25:40 AM
 :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:Very glad you all joined the family!

helena12 : wonderful  painting. :clap: :clap:

As for lifting color.  I keep a  moist paper towel in one hand. or at least in "quick" reach...'cause I'm racing after  "the 3  Minute Miler "  ;D

As for painting along...Give it a try...the worst that  happens to me is I may only get part way thru the painting...But 1) I can finish it later and 2) I am amazed at what I have learned or already know and 3) I am surprised at what I learn, just making the attempt!   :yippee: :yippee:

It keeps me "in the NOW / Flow"  so I just absorb the new information Dennis is presenting... I actually learn faster

as for re doing the paintings.  Boy, did I!!!!  but right now my life is so busy that If I do not paint along, I may not get the class painting even started.....

Again  :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
Brian
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Reply #36 on: October 02, 2012, 01:44:51 AM
Helena--I am envious of all you watercolorists.  This is beautiful and I can't believe it is a paint a long.  I actually like the blue tones.  Awesome. :yippee:


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Reply #37 on: October 02, 2012, 01:46:33 AM
Your painting is beautiful, Helena.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  I love the colors.
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Reply #38 on: October 02, 2012, 08:11:28 AM
firstly  :welcome:  red1 you have come to the most perfect site to learn dennis & nolan are fantastic teachers jump in and enjoy the ride  O0         
Helena  really like your painting and well done for painting along,  when i first started i just watched the classes, too scared to paint along  :2funny:   but then thought what the heck here goes, since doing these paint alongs i feel that my paintings have definately improved, and i love it, so what if the painting has mistakes, that's how you learn you should have a look at some of the paintings that i have put on the forum  :2funny:  but you do learn from them. as for doing the painting  again yes i have done this, sometimes the paintings are better sometimes worse.   so keep jumping i helena and enjoy  O0
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Reply #39 on: October 02, 2012, 11:33:05 AM
Jennylynn, you're the Poster Girl for progress on Paintbasket!

I'm so delighted to see how you've come along.   :yippee:

I envy your ability to paint along, something I haven't yet attempted to do.  I do try to keep up to the video replay, and if I ever can do that, I may try a live paint along.  It's doubtful though.
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Reply #40 on: October 03, 2012, 03:46:37 AM
 :welcome: Red 1! :)

Jennylynn, Natalie, Harald, Brian and Helena  :clap:  :clap:  Such diverse creations of one subject!!! Great job!!!
Christina


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Reply #41 on: October 03, 2012, 08:38:40 AM
Oops, I have had to disappear into the realm of the tax man for while. I'm way overdue but not yet in trouble  :whistle:
I procrastinated because of all the work involved with the online classes over and above my own studio classes  :knuppel2: ::) Still have quite a bit to do to be able to hand all over to my accountant.

I will be casting my eye over the forum but will not be able to do much commenting this week.

I like all the various painting of the lake. Lovely to see all the different personalities coming out in them  O0
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Reply #42 on: October 03, 2012, 05:35:29 PM
Hi to all, this is my THIRD attempt at trying to upload my painting and send a message.   :idiot2:  I have now printed out all the "How to's" so hopefully will be able to get it right this time.  I am posting my painting but had an awful time with the masking fluid.  I am using Winsor & Newton's Water Colour Masking Fluid and find that after applying it, when I remove it, it doesn't allow me to paint over the formerly white out areas very nicely as is evidenced in my reflections of the house.  It leaves big blobs of whatever colour I am trying to incorporate over the formerly white out sections.  Is there a solution to this problem other than throwing the stuff in the garbage???  I am not quite finished my painting as I have to fine tune it but wanted some advice on my problem.  Hope you can help   :help:  Much appreciated and thank you in advance.   Seems like I still haven't got my picture posted properly.  However, it is in my Album under Happychappy.  I will get this computer business right one of these days!!!!
Patricia
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Reply #43 on: October 03, 2012, 06:00:07 PM
Hi HappyCappy.  :welcome:I saw your picture. It`s fine. I use the same masking fluid and have never had any problems with it. Here is HappyChappys picture.


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Reply #44 on: October 03, 2012, 06:53:48 PM
Hi Patricia,

nice little scene there. I love the mountains especially and your houses. I think that the reflection is a little on the pale side. Otherwise well done. How did you get the windows in? I didn't manage. Had no brush with just three hairs.

As to your masking fluid problem. I'm not sure if I have understood you right. I have just tried out Winsor & Newton masking fluid myself and must say that I like it. So you put the fluid on the paper, remove it thoroughly after having painted. The  paper which was covered by it comes out white but doesn't tolerate other layers of paint over it? This happened to me when I didn't notice that I hadn't removed all of the fluid. Could it also be that your paper is hurt where the fluid had been? Hm... but then it usually tends to soak up the paint extra well and leave darker patches.  Another problem with masking fluid is that you have to watch out for airbubbles when it's drying. The bubbles will vanish and leave little holes when the fluid is dry. So if you paint over it and remove the mask you have little spots of colour in your white. But this seems not to appear so often with the W&N masking fluid. One has to try out a lot and wait for the advice of the real experts of the pb crowd.
Helena