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Happychappy

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Reply #15 on: March 19, 2015, 12:14:57 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: So much Annie, Nina and Mea for your lovely comments and critiques which I appreciate immensely. 


Yes, Annie, you are quite correct, vertical lines must remain vertical and I will have to go back and sort that out. I have struggled with not having a "straight eye" in everything that I do be it painting/drawing or sewing. Thank you for noticing and bringing it to my attention. I too, am not able to see the image in Dennis' post but I went directly to "My classes" and found everything there.


Nina, I was not happy with the trees either but don't know how to correct them or if they can even be corrected. When I was painting them, I was thinking of palm trees  :2funny:




Thanks Mea for your encouragement too.


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Reply #16 on: March 19, 2015, 12:18:47 AM
Patricia, splendid job and the colors are fantastic
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Reply #17 on: March 19, 2015, 12:21:00 AM
 :thankyou:  Robin for your lovely comments, it was a fun lesson for sure.    Patricia
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Reply #18 on: March 19, 2015, 12:57:37 AM
Loooookin good, Pat!!!  Just a few tweaks, but you've captured the barn and surroundings.  Good job.
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Reply #19 on: March 19, 2015, 01:22:50 AM
Well Patricia, I think it is lovely.  Can't comment much more as I haven't seen the lesson yet.  It's awefully frustrating.  The more I do the more I fall behind.  I think a two week holiday just me and my art supplies at some remote location and just maybe I'll get a little closer to catching up. :)
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Reply #20 on: March 19, 2015, 03:05:02 AM
Looks good Patricia
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Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 03:09:22 AM
Well done, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 11:14:22 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Retta, Jill, Natalie and Dennis for your encouragement which I appreciate so much.


Jill, I hear what you are saying for I am in the same boat.  I am just so far behind in everything that it frustrates me no end.  I think it a good idea to take a break with all our art supplies in some remote location and just enjoy a little "me" time to pursue our interests.  We can dream can't we?   


 



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Reply #23 on: March 19, 2015, 01:38:40 PM
Patricia,
Have you tried using a light string?

I have done this when I was not sure about my windows in the gum tree (oil painting).  I tied a small curtain metal as a weight, and stick the top of the string to the top of the canvas with masking tape, and let it drop vertically (obviously you would not want your watercolor so wet the color would run down).  Worked well and I think it would be easier with watercolor then oil, as it dries quickly, if your paper is stretch on some hard surface like a board.

Cheers, Annie
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Reply #24 on: March 19, 2015, 04:32:42 PM
 :thankyou:  Annie for the wonderful tip.  No, I had never thought of using string at all to draw vertical lines, so that is a darned good idea.  I will do that for sure as I was thinking of other ways to get vertical lines like using a building level, I think they call it ... I don't even know if that would work but the string with a weight attached is a fantastic idea.  Thanks so much.  Vertical line problems solved!!!  Yaaaaay!!


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Reply #25 on: March 19, 2015, 04:36:00 PM
Can always use the good ole tape measure.
Measure from the edge of the paper. Place dots after measuring.
Then connect the dots  :)
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Reply #26 on: March 19, 2015, 06:59:35 PM
Just make sure the easel is levelled.  Ruler just don't work well over wet paint, and you still need to make measurements... the string always work... even with bifocals  ;)
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 11:16:56 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Robin for the tape measure trick which is also fantastic.  Why I don't think of these things ... must be my age!!!


Thanks Annie, I have erased the lines and my painting is 100% dry so no worries.


Bless you both for those tips and thank you once again.


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Reply #28 on: March 19, 2015, 11:25:07 PM
Patricia,
It is much easier to brainstorm others' problems for solutions, then our own.

This is why a community like PB is so valuable.  You gave in, you take out, and we are all happy  :hug:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 01:01:12 AM
 :flowers:  You are so right Annie and thanks for taking the time to tell me how to solve my problem with vertical lines. I shall never forget it unless I get Alzheimers!!!   :confused:   Patricia[size=78%] [/size]





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