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Happychappy

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Reply #30 on: October 14, 2012, 11:14:04 PM
Val, I have just had a look at your unfinished painting and your mountains are SPECTACULAR!!!   :clap:  Now I can't wait to see the finished product.  I have a battle with mountains for I have never had a lesson on them and I always feel intimidated by them but just put it down to a learning experience.  Anyhow, the standard of painting is very high and I am so very impressed with everyone's painting.  Patricia
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Reply #31 on: October 15, 2012, 12:03:42 AM

Finished the class, and our public TV had a special on American 60's folk music...Me and the wife HAD to watch.. wow! then came supper and here is the paint along...

the benifit of posting late is I get to see all your work.. NICE!!!
Jennylynn. YEAH!, Natalie,NICE> Val.. fantastic start! LynnP.. Nice going, You will catch up QUICK!! Harald, I love the mountains,  Happy Chappy.. the mountain on the left is great!!

Mine? a little "heavy handed"  ... May be too much time  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: maybe for me, faster would have been better, would not have had time to put so much paint on the brush :yippee: :yippee:

here is the reworked..added a light cobalt blue wash to the sky and lightened /re worked the left side shadows also took a damp paper towel to the steamboat wake to lighten it a little and then cleaned up the right side mountain 

great job everybody
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Reply #32 on: October 15, 2012, 12:20:08 AM
I missed the class!   :'(   

I'll be looking forward to the replay.  Seems there was a trick of some kind by using a paper clip?  Dennis has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve.   :2funny:  I can't wait to learn about this.

I'm blown away seeing all these great paint alongs, finished and unfinished.   :congrats: everyone!  I can see that Dennis is gradually bringing in more advanced material to challenge us. 
He must be so proud of his cyberspace pupils.   :flowers:
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Reply #33 on: October 15, 2012, 01:20:14 AM
Thanks Brian for your kind comment about my painting.   Mountains are not my best to paint having had no tuition in painting them but with time, I will rectify that.  In the interim, I am learning all that is available/affordable for me and enjoying it which is most important.  You did a good job too  :clap:  Isn't it wonderful to look at the same painting done by us all but at the same time, they all look different?  Dennis was just talking about that today .... we all see things with different eyes .... how true!  Patricia
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Reply #34 on: October 15, 2012, 01:27:20 AM
Wow....Natalie, Harald, Brian, Jenny, Patricia and Lynn.....you guys are terrific!  Dennis will be surprised when he gets home. You all did such a wonderful job. WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!!     :clap:   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:   :clap:  :clap: :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :clap:
Val...your mountains are great! With all the interruptions...dryer, (and some idiot telling you the wrong color!!)   :2funny:
they are gorgeous.  I love the snow and the valleys. I look forward to your finished painting, good friend.
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Reply #35 on: October 15, 2012, 03:37:43 AM
Will come back to comment on all the paintings, but Val, DON"T TOUCH those mountains - leave as is  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #36 on: October 15, 2012, 01:04:28 PM
  Thanks Rita, Lillian and Tousabella. Brian--I really like your painting and the cobalt you added.  Thank you for your vote of confidence.  Harald--you are so right--too hard on myself.  I think that for now my best bet is to repeat these exercises slowly because trying to paint along is too much.  Can't learn quite as much as a deliberate, thoughtful approach.  Wow though, impressed with the lot of you :) :)


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Reply #37 on: October 15, 2012, 01:26:35 PM
 :clap: Brian and Patricia!  :clap:  Your fix is really great Brian-come on over and fix mine!  ;)
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Reply #38 on: October 15, 2012, 01:36:40 PM
Will come back to comment on all the paintings, but Val, DON"T TOUCH those mountains - leave as is  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Boy, am I glad I came back to look at the wakes on the other paintings! I was going to 'fix' the mountains..  :whistle: and then figure out what to do with the water. I painted in the boat and washed in the water last night. Still have some finishing to do there. Just went by the photo and hoped I got most of it right.
Opened up to see what I missed and found Dennis' comment..scared me! I even spilled my tea..(mumble, mumble) Lloyd just laughed.

I won't touch anything else until I hear from you Dennis ....  :promise:  but if I do...it's not my fault...I've got this painting bug.......   >:D

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Reply #39 on: October 15, 2012, 02:03:50 PM
WOW guys, I must say you are all doing a great job. Especially if you paint a long with Dennis. I missed the class  :'( :'( I have been outside trying to get things done before winter sets in. The only painting I have been doing is my house. Which I hate to paint. But when it turns cold I'LL BE BACK.  :2funny: :2funny:
You all are doing a fine job.
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Reply #40 on: October 15, 2012, 02:17:02 PM
 :wave: Hi Nina...thank you for the encouragement.  :)
I do understand about the painting the house...kind of like when we have to do the boat bottom.  :thumbdown: Last winter when we hauled out I practiced painting notans on the bottom before I rolled the paint on! At least it made it a bit more interesting....  :whistle:   >:D

 :oops: I added my updated painting to my previous post..forgot to put it in.  :D
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #41 on: October 15, 2012, 05:18:32 PM
 :clap: Looks great Val!  :clap:

Nina you are missed-hurry up with your outside chores!  :1hug:
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Reply #42 on: October 16, 2012, 02:15:34 PM
 :thankyou: :  Natalie. I can't wait to see what we are going to do after the "Reflections".  I am just loving every minute of this wonderful experience and am just so happy that I gave it a try.  Thanks for all the encouragement you folks give us newbies.  Patricia
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Reply #43 on: October 16, 2012, 05:25:33 PM
Val, I really like this.  Great job--and I especially like that hot tamale steamboat that catches your eye and is a great focal point :clap:


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Reply #44 on: October 16, 2012, 10:49:26 PM
Finished up the water today.....I think.   :whistle:  So, I think it's done.  Will take a photo and post it tomorrow.

Dennis....I didn't touch the mountain!  :)
Cheers, Val

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