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Reply #75 on: June 29, 2013, 08:13:07 AM
mary what a beautiful painting  :yippee: no sighing allowed  :2funny: I agree with what val has said simple fixes and the shadows yes I think that perhaps they could be a little darker but mary great job on this one, especially as you only did it from the pdf  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #76 on: June 29, 2013, 02:04:55 PM
Thanks so much, Jennylynn - I think Val zeroed right in on what was bothering me and thank you for validating my thought about the shadows.  I really enjoyed this lesson - it reminded me of the kind of scene you might see out west in the U.S and I loved seeing it come alive under Dennis' brushes.  This is maybe the 5th one I've done just from the pdf.  As much as I thoroughly enjoy the live class and replays, I feel like this is not only challenging my memory, lol, but also training my eyes without having to worry about stop and go and rewind, etc.  Remember, I'm Miss Technically Challenged... :2funny: Thanks again, Jennylynn.   :1hug:


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Reply #77 on: June 29, 2013, 02:22:02 PM
 :urwelcome: You are most welcome my dear friend, it's always nice to return a favour. I did wonder a bit about the shadows, especially along the wall, forgot to make mention. Kudos Jenny for mentioning it. Too many things going on in my head at the moment!  :D   (No comments from the peanut gallery!  :2funny: )
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Reply #78 on: June 29, 2013, 07:36:29 PM
Still catching up. Here is my Poplar Trees. Wonder if it will prove poplar.  ;D :D ;D :D ;D

Poplar Trees
Poplar Trees


Let me know what you think.

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Reply #79 on: June 29, 2013, 09:55:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: Batman I think it looks very nice. One suggestion your red bush I think it needs a little of it taken off for some highlights. I like the poplars.  O0 O0 O0
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Reply #80 on: June 30, 2013, 12:53:09 AM
Thanks Nina.

I did what you suggested, to the "orange" bush. It was partially too dark and partially the scan. I have scanned this picture about 20 times and the damn thing just won't scan faithfully.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Reply #81 on: June 30, 2013, 01:04:20 AM
Batman, this is your best painting thus far (IMHO)!  Truly wonderful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers,
Jani


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Reply #82 on: June 30, 2013, 01:09:05 AM
Mary, I really like your painting!  Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Now with all the positive feedback, you can stop sighing now.   :)


Batman, yup, it's poplar!   :D   Brilliant painting as usual.  Just one suggestion.  I think you could darken the shadows in the foreground. 
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Reply #83 on: June 30, 2013, 01:41:15 AM
Looks like the biggest problems are with the shadows: otherwise :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mary: the wall of the house and the small wall needs more shadow.
Batman: The shadows for the trees on the ground are far too light.
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Reply #84 on: June 30, 2013, 02:17:51 AM
Thanks so much, Dennis...will fix.  Lillian!   :thankyou: :1hug: :1hug:  And great job, Batman...I guess we'll have to start hiding more in the shadows! 


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Reply #85 on: June 30, 2013, 02:38:04 AM
"Poplar" with me, Batman.

Nice job.

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Reply #86 on: June 30, 2013, 02:38:46 AM
Thanks everyone, I have adjusted the shadows and re-loaded.  O0

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Reply #87 on: June 30, 2013, 12:03:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Batman another "poplar" job.  You do so well.  Patricia
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Reply #88 on: June 30, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
:thankyou: Patricia. A couple of minor fixes helped with this one!

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Reply #89 on: July 01, 2013, 12:25:07 PM
Batman, it matters not what you did to "fix" things, the end result is superb and that is what counts.  Remember that a smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.  You do so well and can be proud of yourself.  I just love looking at your work.  Patricia
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