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njnjgirl

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Reply #15 on: February 15, 2020, 02:06:07 PM
Your clouds look good.  I think you are doing well. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 08:53:59 AM
your second try at clouds look great. A few more tries and you will not panic anymore. :clap: :clap: :clap:

The important thing to remember is contrast - if you are going to paint light clouds you need to make the sky darker. If you want to paint dark clouds, you make the sky lighter.


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Reply #17 on: February 22, 2020, 08:13:25 PM
 :thankyou: very much EmmaLee, njnjgirl and Nolan.

 Nolan, thanks for this important information. I will try again.  I will start the seascape lesson now. and it took me two weeks to gather my courage. There are clouds in the sky  :2funny:
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Reply #18 on: February 23, 2020, 08:29:05 PM
I feel your pain. For the longest time I was afraid of clouds myself. There are still many things I am afraid of which I am working on. You just got to keep pluging away until you get it right O0


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Reply #19 on: July 24, 2020, 01:02:21 AM
Spiders?
Cheers, Annie
�We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.�    ? Plato


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Reply #20 on: July 26, 2020, 11:04:13 PM
lol, I don't like spiders, but I meant that there are many things I am still afraid to paint because I am not that good at it yet O0


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Reply #21 on: July 27, 2020, 12:25:31 PM
Really??  I can't imagine what you are not good at painting..... ???   I think your work is amazing. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #22 on: July 27, 2020, 09:12:38 PM
Nolan is very humble. During a pencil drawing lesson, I saw him draw without eraser. He never used during the lesson :faint:  :not_worthy: That's incredible.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #23 on: July 27, 2020, 09:17:18 PM
Art is like climbing a ladder. To get to the top you need to climb it step by step. It is also a very wide field of study so there are many ladders to climb.

It is impossible to climb them all at once so that is why I always tell everybody to work on one aspect first to get themselves to a reasonable level, eg. you may choose painting dogs in oil.

For a long while that is all you must paint so that you can become proficient at it.

Then once you have a good understanding of the subject you may decide to widen the net to other animals.
That then opens the door to learn painting landscapes and so on.

If however you try to master everything at once you never get to practice what you have learned so it never fully sinks in.
An example of what I have always been afraid of is charcoal drawing. I tried it very early on and didn't have much success and have been avoiding it ever since.

I have however improved a lot since those days by working in pencil, which is more forgiving, so am not technically scared of it anymore, but will still need to sit down and get those brush miles in to master the medium.
I have no doubt that when I do pick up the charcoal again, those first drawings will not be particularly good. That scared me, but now I know that it is part of the process.

After that it is watercolour and so on.....


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Reply #24 on: July 27, 2020, 10:48:43 PM
I agree Nolan, re the working on one aspect to a good level, but my problem is I love variety and see so many things I can't wait to try.
 


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Reply #25 on: July 30, 2020, 10:42:48 PM
and I have no doubt that the classes are contributing to that as I need to do a variety in order to keep everybody happy.

What you want to do is concentrate on one subject / medium at a time, but when you feel you need a change go ahead and do something else, then come back again for a few paintings and so on O0


 

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