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Reply #15 on: September 30, 2013, 01:15:44 AM
 :thankyou:  Doina and bless your for those lovely comments.  The shadows looked so "purple" in the photograph and yet in real life are not that purple.  Yes, I do remember what Dennis said but since he gave us the colours to mix and the numbers to go along, I felt the need to comply but as I said, I got so horribly lost and behind which makes me panic but anyway, I enjoyed the lesson as I always do.


 :thankyou: Mea for those lovely compliments but my trees leave much to be desired.  I too have the problem with knowing how much water to use so you are not alone and yes, your clouds are magnificent as we are all saying.  You can be very proud. 


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Reply #16 on: September 30, 2013, 01:23:35 AM
 :thankyou: Jillh, for those lovely comments.  You are so right, the paint a longs are not easy but it is very good practice.  I do so enjoy the lessons as we have fantastic tutors in Dennis and Nolan and the most supportive, helpful and wonderful group of forum members and I feel so blessed to have found the Paint Basket.


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Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 01:30:03 AM
Well done each of you  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Still recovering from the computer crash, but at least have things running reasonably smooth.  :pray: I think!  ???
I missed the first 40 minutes, but it was a great class. Must finish up my Rose Arbour....  :whistle:
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Reply #18 on: September 30, 2013, 01:34:23 AM
Patricia dear, I meant what I said. Yes, Dennis gave us the paint mixing and the color number. Well, what I learned is that my colors never match Dennis because:
- I use another manufacturer (grumbacher) that I started with, and I like them. In time I'll buy some Aquafine and I'll try it out.
- the chart that I have is different than Dennis because the difference in color and the concentration that he used for that specific no5, or 6 or 4 are different than mine;
- I am happy that you were in the tonal range of the green that he was using
- I'll have to see how mine is going to come out, but I would like to be close to yours.

Do not be to harsh on yourself, the pressure of painting along and make decisions on the spot if the color does not turn out as the teacher, is high and influences our outcome. I realy like your painting. Doina
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Reply #19 on: September 30, 2013, 01:38:40 AM
 :clap: Mea and  :clap: Patricia You guys did a very nice job. Now I see what Dennis added after I left. I had to babysit at 5 so I lost an hour with Dennis. I couldn't wait to finish it and in doing so on my own, I messed up the big tree. SO, I made it a fall tree. At least that is what it is supposed to be.


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Reply #20 on: September 30, 2013, 01:45:10 AM
Oh! Doina, you are so sweet.  Thank you for your encouragement which I really appreciate and value.  :flowers: :flowers:
My colours also never look like Dennis' because I use W&N and Cotman.  I have tried to get the Aquafine paints around here but nobody seems to stock them. I have purchased a few colours in Reeves which are bright and I quite like them but I don't know if they are considered good enough or not. Perhaps the more experienced artists can let me know which I would appreciate.  Looking forward to seeing how your painting comes out Doina and thank you once again for being so kind and supportive.  Patricia
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Reply #21 on: September 30, 2013, 01:51:33 AM
 :thankyou:  Val and so pleased to hear that the computer is running O.K. again.  Horrible to have computer problems for sure.




 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Carol and for having missed an hour of the lesson, I think you did a sterling job.  Thanks for your comments too on our painting.  Much appreciated.


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Reply #22 on: September 30, 2013, 02:57:41 AM
Yikes, Carol, your "greens" painting is great.  Hard to believe you missed an hour of it.  I could have used another hour and still not have it look as good as yours!

Way to go, girl.

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Reply #23 on: September 30, 2013, 05:32:59 AM
Val,

Sorry about your computer crash.  What an awful time to have it happen.

It was an interesting class, but I have trouble keeping up.  One time I heard Dennis say orange, so I painted the big rock orange!!!  I had to really work fast to cover it over -- doesn't look anything like the original picture.

Look forward to seeing what you have.

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Reply #24 on: September 30, 2013, 05:35:13 AM
Thanks, Jillh.  I love doing clouds. 

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Reply #25 on: September 30, 2013, 12:37:51 PM
Wow, so amazing how these different green choices give a totally different feeling.  Mea, I agree about your sky.  Let us know your cloud secret.  Amazing.  Patricia, I love the pop of bright color which brings the eye to your painting.  Carol, your warm colors give such an old world feeling. 
For some reason, I can never get the live classes without way too much buffering.  Seems like I keep signing up and expecting something different, so I am finally putting up the white flag and going to stop live classes.  :'(  because I love them.  At least I get to see all of your lovely works.


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Reply #26 on: September 30, 2013, 01:12:26 PM
We'll here I sit in the hotel in Branson, Mo. waiting for hubby to wake up.  :heeha: Reading the post on my iPod, and looking at your paintings. And seeing what I missed.  I must say you guys did a fantastic job on your paintings.  O0 I missed being with you all.  :'(  But have enjoyed being here, and visiting our son, and seeing some of the sights. Also helped the kids do some sheet rock work. Lol
Will be back in Kansas today.
See you later.  :1hug:

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Reply #27 on: September 30, 2013, 03:05:19 PM
Lynn p

Thanks for the compliment on the clouds.  In my senior citizen oil class, our teacher taught us to do them with our finger.  But, on watercolor, I use a brush.

I did it Dennis's way with the crumbled paper to start, then added a few drops of mauve.  Then I took white water color paint straight (no water) and brushed it around the mauve to form the puffy clouds.

Hope it works for you.

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Reply #28 on: September 30, 2013, 04:21:16 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynnp for your lovely comments. I love bright bold colours but was disappointed that my shadows in the photograph looked like they were purple when in actual fact, they look more brownish in real life. I guess I need a new camera. Anyway, thank you for your encouragement.  I am sorry to read that you are not going to take any more live classes because of the buffering.  I have a lot of that in the Winter months and also my computer buffers when the lessons start but I just leave it and it comes right.
 
 :thankyou:  Nina for your lovely comments too, it is much appreciated and I hope you have a safe trip back home. 
 
 :thankyou:  Mea for the "recipe" for your magnificent clouds which I have tried and believe me, I cannot get them as beautiful as yours. You must have that certain "magic" touch.  Nevertheless, they are beautiful and very eye catching.
 
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Reply #29 on: October 01, 2013, 02:08:36 AM
Thanks again, Patricia.

Sometimes I don't  have good luck with clouds - like today.  I was doing a seascape today in art class and I had to lighten the sky which already had great clouds in it.  The ones I added had to be blended in.  Had to do a couple paint-overs before it came out right.

Will send a photo when the painting is done in a couple weeks.

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