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Reply #60 on: November 15, 2014, 10:18:23 PM
You need those darks to get that white steam Carol.
I think you are far too critical of your work.
Great job!  :clap:
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Reply #61 on: November 15, 2014, 11:27:55 PM
Carol,

Looks like you know what you are doing - pretty darn good.

Is it the photograph that gives the nubby effect  - or maybe you are right, it's the paper? I'm having a similar problem right now with using Watercolor pencils on watercolor paper.

Keep at it.  You are doing well.

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Reply #62 on: November 16, 2014, 03:32:50 AM
 Carol, you are well on your way - don't give up :clap: :clap: :clap:
Detail is not easy to obtain with a small painting on rough paper. I often use the back of the paper as this is normally much smoother.
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Reply #63 on: November 16, 2014, 05:52:59 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Bella, Dennis,  Natalie,  Christina,  Val, Tania, Theresa and Danielle.  I really appreciate you taking a look and then taking the time to give me such encouragement.

Carol.  I agree with Natalies comments.    I think you do a good job on the Train.  I also found some of the pastel papers too toothy for the pastels I was using.  I enjoy working on Mi-Teintes touch board and I love working on colorfix. 
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Reply #64 on: November 16, 2014, 06:17:03 PM
Carol...wonderful job. I love the darks...it really makes the smoke jump out. What a lovely painting.
Retta

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Reply #65 on: November 17, 2014, 02:10:48 AM
Wow Jill how do you get it from looking fuzzy? Does the paper make that much of an improvement? I suppose you would know!
Thank you Natalie, Mea, Jill and Retta! Dennis, I think I may stick with it-I did become accustomed to the mask. (But I do love the watercolors and your classes.)   :cloud9: 
Carol
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Reply #66 on: November 22, 2014, 02:03:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Jill Wonderful train, Your smoke looks so real! 
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Carol I think you did a fantastic job.  I was painting on the same side of the paper and I found that I like the way the painting looks when I use the back side instead.
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Reply #67 on: November 30, 2014, 08:00:36 PM
My train at last.  It's a little wonky.  I have identified I can't draw a straight line, or a circle but this was a great class and I really enjoyed it.  Thanks Dennis  :)  BTW  the tracks on the left are for skinnier trains
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Reply #68 on: November 30, 2014, 09:51:31 PM
Lisa....great picture.  I love the whole effect....wonderful.


Jill...I'm so sorry...I missed your picture somehow.  Super job.  It's done so very well.


Great job, ladies..... :flowers:      :flowers:      :smitten:      :smitten:   
Retta

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Reply #69 on: December 01, 2014, 12:57:44 AM
Good job, Lisa.  It's like The Little Engine That Could.

Good job on the billowy smoke.


Hey, let's hear it for narrow gauge railroads!

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Reply #70 on: December 01, 2014, 08:56:23 AM
Very lovely painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: Working hard to get up the slope :2funny:
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Reply #71 on: December 01, 2014, 02:25:06 PM
I agree.... that's one hard working puffer!  ;D   Very nicely done Lisa.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #72 on: December 01, 2014, 06:20:24 PM
 :heeha: look at all of that wonderful steam.  :clap:
Lay a ruler down an fatten up your rails!
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Reply #73 on: December 08, 2014, 11:39:13 PM
GREAT job everyone I really enjoyed going through and seeing all the wonderful steam trains!!!

I really enjoyed the class and realize I need more practise! Dennis sure makes every class look soooooo easy!

Here is my attempt!



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Reply #74 on: December 09, 2014, 01:34:22 AM
Judy,

I'm still coughing from your thick, billowy smoke.  Great steam engine.

aloha

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