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Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 04:00:35 PM
Thanks, Batman, for your help on this painting.    Because I like to paint what I see, I will be doing lots of island and seascape pictures, so your tips will make my work much better.

You did me a great service and I really appreciate it.

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Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 04:09:28 PM
Thanks, Patricia.

This painting was like eating potato chips.  Once I started fiddling, I could not stop. I must learn to discipline myself.

As for the "outlining,"  that was a mistake I wouldn't make again.  I used a colored pencil to mark the lines and just could not get them off. 

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Reply #17 on: September 29, 2013, 04:52:01 PM
Try using a watercolor pencil rather than a colored pencil or graphite pencil, you can wash it in or wash it off like watercolor paint if you have to by adding water to it.
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Reply #18 on: September 29, 2013, 04:55:34 PM
OK, Brian.  Thanks.  I'll buy some tomorrow.

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Reply #19 on: September 29, 2013, 05:14:07 PM
 :) Lookin good Mea! I admire your persistence. No wonder you are improving so quickly  :)


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Reply #20 on: September 29, 2013, 05:58:58 PM
Mahalo, Denise.  It's everyone's suggestions and encouragement that leads to advancement.

Please keep it coming.

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Reply #21 on: September 29, 2013, 06:18:34 PM
Hey Brian, what a good suggestion.  Thanks.  Patricia
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Reply #22 on: October 01, 2013, 09:16:41 PM
This is a great scene, Mea - and with lots of friends wanting a copy does this mean you're starting to sell your work now!??! Creating distance is always a challenge with mountains - I've had to lift out color many a time!
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Reply #23 on: October 01, 2013, 10:03:21 PM
Nah, still at the gifting stage. 


I never seem to get around to the charging-my-friends/family stage.  I have a guest cottage by the ocean in Hawaii and have never charged anyone to stay there in 25 years.  I must be nuts.


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Reply #24 on: October 01, 2013, 10:16:15 PM
Free Guest cottage, huh? Sounds like we need to become friends!!
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Reply #25 on: October 02, 2013, 01:50:12 AM
What time does your flight come in Sharon.  I'll be at the airport with a proper lei greeting.

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Reply #26 on: October 02, 2013, 02:12:42 AM
I'm very surprised that your art teacher told you to use Chinese White (which is opaque) for the clouds. You are now moving over the the mixed media side of painting. You will also be limiting yourself to one type of cloud only. The moment I saw your clouds I knew that they were not standard watercolour clouds.

My honest opinion is that you put the white to the side and use it very sparingly for emergencies only. A bit of practice and perseverance and you will soon be painting very much better clouds than this.

Your latest update to the painting is an enormous improvement to the previous one :clap: :clap: (see how the use of black killed the whole atmosphere of the initial painting)


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Reply #27 on: October 02, 2013, 03:07:42 AM
Thanks, Dennis.  I sort of came to that conclusion on my own last night when I totally over worked some clouds.


I appreciate your candor and value your advice.  I am here to learn - if I am on the wrong track, I need to know.


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Reply #28 on: October 02, 2013, 03:16:19 AM
I have a guest cottage by the ocean in Hawaii and have never charged anyone to stay there in 25 years.

 :heeha: Painting party at Mea's !   :flight:    I might be a bit late  :boat:     :2funny:


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Reply #29 on: October 02, 2013, 05:35:30 AM
You'd be welcome anytime, Val.  Just sail your boat into Honolulu Harbor and give me a call.

aloha  (ironing the sheets)

mea
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