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Reply #15 on: June 16, 2013, 10:59:45 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn.  The building in the back on the right, well I had painted sky over it, so I had to lift the sky and try to make the roof light orange like it should be.  The building should be lower and it's blunt ended.  Know what?  I don't give a hoot!   :2funny:
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Reply #16 on: June 16, 2013, 11:00:15 PM
I am AMAZED and in AWE of all of you!   :clap: :clap: :clap:What an incredible paint-a-long you all have done!  :not_worthy: And Lynn! I can't believe you were able to complete the painting, since you were having so much computer trouble.  :congrats:

I am really looking forward to your finished painting, Val. Good job so far!  O0
Cheers,
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Reply #17 on: June 16, 2013, 11:01:36 PM
I don't think that your painting needs anything at all, Lillian, except for a frame!!  :flowers:
Cheers,
Jani


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Reply #18 on: June 16, 2013, 11:03:45 PM
You made me do it, Nina!   :2funny:   :thankyou:  for your kind comments.


I'm glad you had a nice time with your family.  We just got a nice phone call from our son in Nebraska.  One daughter called from her nursing job on her break, the other is visiting inlaws in Finland.  She sent her love via a card, so hubby has had a happy day.
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Reply #19 on: June 16, 2013, 11:04:50 PM
Ahhh,  :thankyou:  Jani.   :1hug:
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Reply #20 on: June 16, 2013, 11:14:13 PM
Thank you everyone! The paint alongs are great. Lillian, everyone has some mistakes. If you would not have pointed out, I would have pass by that. Enjoy your work. Val, yours is the begining of a great painting! You did that the last couple of weeks! Well, I'll let you into a secret: Before class, I am studying the picture and if has a lot of "sky", then I prepare a half strength "sky color". It is easier to add some color or to add some water to keep up with Dennis  :o :o Then the rest is a chalange  :sweat: :sweat: :painting: :confused: :sweat: Doina
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Reply #21 on: June 16, 2013, 11:41:24 PM
Jennylynn, Doina, and Lynn, you all did a great job.  And, once Val gets hers done, it will be great, too.

I really want to try one of these paintalongs, but I can't do watercolor.  Would I be able to try anyway, using oils?
Plus my time zone is so different from you folks that I'm not sure when it is.

How does it actually work?  Is it like skyping?  Or is it like some of Nolan's lessons where he stops ever once in a while to see if anyone has sent him a question?

Also, how do you know what supplies to have ready?

mahalo and aloha

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Reply #22 on: June 16, 2013, 11:43:12 PM
First off great job Lillian.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks all for your encouraging comments. Can't belive I mistook those hills for bushes!  :doh: :2funny:

Doina, I think I'd need 1/2 the painting finished before Dennis started!  ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #23 on: June 17, 2013, 12:03:53 AM
Here's my little secrete, Doina.  I thought I'd get a head start on Dennis as well, so I put masking fluid on  outline of the the trees and along the bottom of the sky.  I still got behind doing the sky and my paper was soaking wet and it took what seemed like ages to dry.  Then I still had to get all the masking fluid off.  By that time,  Dennis was way, way ahead of me.   :(


We just can't second guess Dennis!   :2funny:
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Reply #24 on: June 17, 2013, 12:07:56 AM
Ain't that the truth!  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #25 on: June 17, 2013, 12:17:41 AM
Mea Hamo, if you want to watch the class here is your time: Hawaii time wpuld be Sunday morning at 10:00AM. It is like Nolan lessons but he does not stop to see where we are, we have the replay when we can follow him and finish the painting. We also get a PDF document that we download and we can work on the paintig off line. I am more than sure that you can paint in oil, just be sure that you'll paint in reverse: dark color first. As watercolor paint there are several companies that sells them on line or on local stores. Ask the people you buy the oils. Usually they sell watercolor paint too. I hope I was able to help, Doina
I just want to add that on the PB site are free classes for beginers watercolor painting where all your questions(or most of them) will be answered.
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Reply #26 on: June 17, 2013, 12:56:01 AM
Wow Lillian, no one would ever know you had not done a paint along before.  Love your foreground and shrubs.


Val--I think you values are spot on except for slight lightening of roof maybe.  I think it just looks wrong because it is against that light yellow of the trees.  This is going to be FANTASTIC .


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Reply #27 on: June 17, 2013, 05:55:21 AM
Fantastic job as ever Jennylynn, Doina and Lynn.  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lillian - excellent work for a first paintalong,   :clap: :clap: Val - looking good, keep going,  O0 O0 I really don't know how they keep up with Dennis either,    :confused:  I'd love to do a live paintalong with you all but I know I'd be lost within the first 10 minutes or so.  ::)  :2funny:
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Reply #28 on: June 17, 2013, 06:19:21 AM
WOW!!! You all have done such a great job on the trees  :clap:  the paintings just look beautiful, colourful and ful of sunshine. I love all the little differences between the paintings...man i mis painting. I stopped with following the Acryl/Oil classes some time ago and never did one of the watercolour exept the free classes. So painting along would be new...but i am sure i would end up with a painting like your's Val...i never could keep on with Dennis.
 
Maybe i'll use my credits for buying one of the next lessons even it was just to look and say hello to all of you...yes, i do mis that, always nice talking  to all of you, reading some funny stuff and watching Nolan or Dennis doing their magic.
 
 :yippee: I just bought the Dragonfly class so hopefully i don't forget and i just watch and talk to you...maybe i'll even try painting all i have to do is try and draw the downloaddrawing and put the paint on my desk.
 
Have a great day and i'll see you in class,
 
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Reply #29 on: June 17, 2013, 10:52:58 AM
hey riya that's great news  :yippee:   bookmark the date & time for class in your diary and looking forward to seeing you in class next week  O0
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