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lynn p.

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Reply #75 on: October 19, 2012, 03:27:18 AM
Thanks Retta, Tania and Lillian.  Thanks also to Dennis for being an awesome teacher :)


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Reply #76 on: October 19, 2012, 12:49:35 PM
Batman, Val and Lynn, each painting is beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
...looks like you are all developing your own style.

Thank you Lillian. Right now my style is too stay away from it and not muck it up!  :2funny:
Have been occupying myself with practicing (trying actually) to paint a decent sky with clouds. I think this is a very important thing to know.  ;D
Will get my paper ready for the next one on Sunday.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #77 on: October 20, 2012, 07:35:30 PM
:thankyou: Lillian.

By the way, Lynn, you wont see "marks" per se, just that when you hold a piece of standard photocopy paper up to a light, with the light reflecting off the surface - imagine holding a mirror flat with a light on the opposite side from you, you will see that it is very smooth. This is a rough ASCII diagram of the easy way to view it, where the thing on the right is the light, and the paper is the flat line held by the stick diagram.
                   
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If you do the same the same with the various watercolour papers, you get different effects - pretty much the same as photocopy paper, or poster card, or a business card surface for Hot; a little more ripply with Cold, and the rough is very obviously rougher.

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Reply #78 on: October 20, 2012, 11:33:14 PM
Thank you for such a great class.  I always love watching your instructional videos, but this is the first time I have painted along.   :painting:

I am sure glad I found your website. 

Peg


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Reply #79 on: October 20, 2012, 11:40:07 PM
What a BEAUTIFUL rendition!  Just lovely!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #80 on: October 21, 2012, 12:15:59 AM
 :bigwelcome:  Peg and wow! Super job there. I totally missed the reflection on the snow capped mountain!  :doh:
See, new people can teach us something!  ;D
Excellent rendition, wonderful contours on the mountains.  O0
Cheers, Val

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Reply #81 on: October 21, 2012, 03:09:35 AM
Wow! my workload surely got the better of me this week- I even forgot to send out the 24 hour to go email reminder for Lesson #40  :'( :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :tickedoff:

Anyway here are the promised comments (albeit a bit late  :blush:)

Natalie: The sky is well executed. I find the wake a bit too dark. All else is OK.

Lynn: Be careful of cloning sections of the painting (snow of main peak) Tone down the 3 white lines in the wake.
         2nd painting: A good fix - lovely realistic wake (best so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:) - the distant water is still too dark.

Jenny: Nice painting overall. Careful of the snow reflections - should not be in a straight line.
          The outside edge of the wake should be a straight line and not curved.

Harald: Lovely mountain and boat. Tone down the light wake lines quite a bit.
           It makes the boat like it is like a speed boat.

HappyChappy: Good paint-a-long. Unfortunately you filled some of the sunlit snow with shadow colour.

Val: Nice Painting. Just tone down the 3 white lines in the wake. Nicely fixed in the 2nd painting.

Brian: Very nice painting except for the extra turbulent wake. Much too much for a boat that size.
          Smooth it all out and you should have a good painting.

Batman: Also a very good painting - also too much turbulence  behind the boat.
              It's a big boat and does not have the turbulence of a speedboat.

Peg: Very good paint-a-long. Also just tone down the white lines behind the boat.

It looks like most have struggled with the wake - adding too much turbulence. Something to watch out for in the future.
Good to see so many paintings. These paint-a-longs can only be for the better. Remember it is not the quality here that counts it is the practice and also you have no time to stop and fiddle. Well done all of you  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #82 on: October 21, 2012, 03:11:13 AM
Superb stuff Peg  :clap:

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Reply #83 on: October 21, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
You're right Dennis... no time to fiddle in a paint-a-long. It's after the paint-a-long the trouble starts!  >:D   ;D
I've tucked mine away so I'm not tempted.  ^-^
Cheers, Val

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Reply #84 on: October 21, 2012, 12:43:50 PM
Wow Peg-Great paint a long.  Batman, thank you for that extremely clear explanation and the schematic.  Are you an engineer in your other life??
Dennis--Great feedback, thanks for being so attentive to each of our paintings :)


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Reply #85 on: October 21, 2012, 05:43:02 PM
No Lynn, not an engineer. Just a computer programmer...  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

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Reply #86 on: October 21, 2012, 06:11:14 PM
Thanks for the nice comments.  And thanks Dennis for the suggestion.  :thankyou:   I toned down the white line behind the boat and my husband said he really liked it.  He is not one to give out complements on my paintings to readily. :blush:

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Reply #87 on: October 21, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
 :welcome: Peg!

 :clap: Your paint along looks amazing!
~Natalie

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Reply #88 on: October 21, 2012, 07:41:35 PM
Ah Batman, that explains it  :coolsmiley:


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Reply #89 on: October 21, 2012, 08:56:32 PM
 :welcome: Peg!! What a great way to jump into things! Beautiful painting!! :clap:
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