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Reply #90 on: March 23, 2013, 01:22:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful work Patricia, Martina and Bhavna!!! :clap: :clap: How interesting it is! There was one painting to be done, and look at the results! Envery one is beautiful and everyone is different from the original picture! What individual interpretation does to to a piece of art! Love it! :smitten: :smitten: Doina

P.S. I am tracing the Sea Turtle for tomorrow class. See you all there!
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Reply #91 on: March 23, 2013, 02:01:05 PM
Lovely Bhavna! :clap:
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Reply #92 on: March 23, 2013, 02:14:05 PM
 :thankyou:  Doina for your kind comments.  I too, find it so exciting to see everyone's interpretation of the same subject.  It never fails to amaze me.  Just proves that we all see/think differently which is refreshing in art.
See you in the "Turtle" class tomorrow.  Patricia
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Reply #93 on: March 23, 2013, 04:59:48 PM
Well, after having some problems :sweat: with wet-on-wet, finaly I am ready to post my work. The problem with wet-on-wet technique was three fold:
1 - my inexperience with this technique  ???
2 - the wrong paper - it was to fine. I changed to a corser surface and it worked;  O0
3 - the wrong brush;  :whistle:
After watching Dennis class over and over, and after 3 unsuccesfull backgrounds, here I am. I am so happy that I have found this place! I can watch the tutorials over and over, :knuppel2: until it sinks in this square head!
Well, I am glad that I can learn so much in one class  :yippee: Doina :painting:
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Reply #94 on: March 23, 2013, 06:47:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice work, Doina really nice!! 
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Reply #95 on: March 24, 2013, 01:29:03 AM
 
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I am so glad to have been able to attempt Butterflies. As many of you know from past comments they are a subject I want to paint more.  Also the ability to take pictures of Butterflies and simplify them into an action packed water color painting is quite a skill by its self, Dennis. I need to focus on allowing myself to see something and simplify it.    Awesome job everyone, I hope I can get to your stature soon!  I have a way to go, but in a year I should be a pretty fair colorist.

 
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Reply #96 on: March 24, 2013, 01:43:55 AM
Bhavna and Doina, beautiful butterflies :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thebryce, Your butterflies are good  :clap: :clap: :clap: Would have looked very much better if you had kept to the light background. I chose the light background so that the darker coloured butterflies would stand out.

When subjects start to err to the same tonal range they tend to disappear into each other. It is important to take note of this.
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Reply #97 on: March 24, 2013, 01:52:35 AM
Thank you for the nice comments Roxy  :blush: Dennis, I really appreciate your evaluation. Thank you for these great classes, Doina  :thankyou:
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Reply #98 on: March 24, 2013, 02:05:57 AM
The entire painting should not be the same tonal value?   Owch! That is  obviously my problem.  I do everything in 1 or 2  total ranges and just use the complementary and/or their grey colors to help things stick out more. I have yet to master the understanding of how to mix paint properly and paint proper tonal ranges.    I see how to do it when I see you do it but I can't figure how to match it when I am on my own trying a day of water color art. In pencil I can see tonal value but watercolor mixing is so different than pressing harder on a pencil or using a darker tonal range in pencil by just reading the lable. Pencil is just black and grey used with the white of the paper, water color, even "no10" versions require mixing anf that is like baking. I do not make cookies very well either.
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Reply #99 on: March 24, 2013, 07:25:38 AM
Hello everybody

Here are my efforts at Lesson 54 - Painting Butterflies.

There are worse ways to spend a steamy Sunday arvo than doing another watercolours tutorial lesson.

Let me know what you think.

Lesson 54 - Batman's Butterflies
Lesson 54 - Batman's Butterflies

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Reply #100 on: March 24, 2013, 08:28:50 AM
batman love it  O0 love your background with the grasses, great job on butterflies too  :yippee:
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Reply #101 on: March 24, 2013, 08:59:19 AM
Batman, lovely painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just add a shadow under the main butterflies abdomen to give it roundness and volume O0
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Reply #102 on: March 24, 2013, 11:40:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina, lovely, lovely butterflies.  So happy that you found your problem and corrected it. Exciting isn't it?




Bryce, I would agree with Dennis about your background which detracts from your beautiful butterflies.




Batman, Gorgeous butterflies, bright, bold and "happy" painting.  Lovely job.  Patricia
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Reply #103 on: March 24, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
 :thankyou: jennylynn, Dennis and Patricia.

I think I get what you mean Dennis - I have darkened up the left-hand side of the orange butterfly where the wing meets the abdomen. I will upload the newer one a bit later this morning.

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Reply #104 on: March 24, 2013, 06:13:14 PM
 :thankyou: all so much for your friendly comments on my butterflies  :flowers:
Martina