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Reply #90 on: July 13, 2013, 06:37:50 AM
A lovely delicate watercolor Mary. Should suggest something had to be slightly darker shadows in the grape cluster and shade for the dish?
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Reply #91 on: July 13, 2013, 10:31:33 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nice job Mary.  Patricia
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Reply #92 on: July 13, 2013, 02:12:17 PM
A lovely delicate watercolor Mary. Should suggest something had to be slightly darker shadows in the grape cluster and shade for the dish?
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 :thankyou: Harald!  You're absolutely right and  :thankyou: for your perfect observation.  I think I have a few other areas too to darken up as well.    Thanks again!   :flowers:


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Reply #93 on: July 13, 2013, 02:12:58 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:  Nice job Mary.  Patricia


Patricia - Thank you!!!  :)


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Reply #94 on: July 13, 2013, 03:24:51 PM
Very nice, Mary!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


I agree with Harald, just a few touches for darker areas and you'll have the perfect painting!!!
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Reply #95 on: July 13, 2013, 08:34:50 PM
Batman, Ignoring the colour change - your technique is good :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mary, a nice delicate painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Just finish off the grapes - they are still too flat - add the shading to indicate the roundings.
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Reply #96 on: July 14, 2013, 04:15:08 PM
Lillian - thank you!  Going to do just that...I think I need to step back from what I'm doing more...I don't see it until the photos (which have their own issues I might add...LOLLLL)

Dennis - thank you so much for sharing your expert eyes and assessment.  I'll get right on that today in fact as it's so hot in CT today that any and all exposure to water is desirable!  I hope all is going well with you...Take good care and thank you again.  :pray:


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Reply #97 on: August 21, 2013, 07:09:26 AM
OK, folks

This may be my first (and maybe last) attempt at watercolor painting.


I tried to follow Dennis as best I could.  Left out the pineapple because it looked too difficult for a newbie.

Hard to get use to not being able to paint over colors in the wrong place.

All in all, I did better than I thought I would, but kept trying to treat the paint like oil. 

Suggestions appreciated in case I go down this road again.

Thanks, Dennis and all the others who encouraged me to try.   (Nolan, my heart is still with the oils.)

I did sign up for the "greens" class on Sunday and am actually looking forward to it.

aloha

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Reply #98 on: August 21, 2013, 07:17:58 AM
I think this is great Mea! Nice vivid colors, shadows and contrasts. Ono looking bowl of fruits on a bright sunny day  8) . Well done woman!


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Reply #99 on: August 21, 2013, 07:28:21 AM
Thanks, Denise.  If I hadn't had your paper, I might not have even attempted it.

Thanks so much for encouraging me.

Yes, the colors came out more vivid than I thought they would.

aloha

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Reply #100 on: August 21, 2013, 12:42:09 PM
Mea, you did a FANTASTIC job!  I couldn't imagine trying watercolor for the first time on this painting, but I think it worked out really well for you! If you had trouble with blending, it certainly doesn't show. Great job!  :clap: :clap: :clap: If I had a blue ribbon, I'd give you one, but since I don't, here's a flower.  :flowers:
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Reply #101 on: August 21, 2013, 01:25:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Mea, awesome job.  First attempt???   :congrats:   Well done!!!


It's really hard to switch gears at first from doing oils to watercolours.


In watercolours, you must try to do all the lights first and work the darks in afterward. 


Don't give up!!!  Watercolour paintings can most always be fixed!!!  And whatever you do, save this one.  If you keep at it, you will be able to look back and see that you've made progress. 


You could try lifting out some highlight areas on the fruit with a damp brush.  Clean the brush each time you pick up the paint and touch it on a paper towel.  You'll be amazed at the difference it will make.


You'll love watercolour!  Keep going, ok?   :1hug: You can't go wrong if you stick with Dennis!
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Reply #102 on: August 21, 2013, 01:56:58 PM
Mea, you did exceptionally well. You STARTED at lesson #64 !!!!  :heeha: Most of us started at lesson #1. You have done an amazing job for jumping in here!  :not_worthy: :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:

 :think: Guess I  better go find my UFO fruit bowl and finish it up! grumble, grumble.....   :2funny:
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Reply #103 on: August 21, 2013, 02:40:31 PM
Thanks, Val. 

I guess I skipped a few lessons, huh! 

I'm sure I'll do more watercolor as a change of pace, but oil makes it easier for me to cover my mistakes.

aloha

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Reply #104 on: August 21, 2013, 02:55:30 PM
Thanks, Lillian.

I'll try your suggestion on the highlight areas.


aloha

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