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Reply #75 on: October 06, 2015, 07:48:28 AM
Looking great so far. Nice depth and I love the background.   :clap: :clap:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #76 on: October 06, 2015, 02:31:10 PM
Wow, thanks guys... I'm just trying to keep up to standards here, these are some pretty impressive pine cones!  O0

Hope it will still holds up when complete. I'll get Cheeky to help me if I get stuck!  ;D

As you can see Mea I do still have my battles when mixing my colours. I'm thinking I might have a pretty good abtract out of it by the time I'm done!  :2funny:
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Reply #77 on: October 06, 2015, 03:29:22 PM
Dennis, I'm at a loss here. I didn't know quite what to say in response, but I do know what to do.   :painting:

I have looked at this painting for a few hours now, looked through my portfolio books of older paintings to see where this came from, how did it evolve?  Even though I have not painted every lesson, or been able to see every lesson; I have payed attention to what I have seen, heard, and read in the notes, and apparently I have learned despite myself.  ;) Dennis, this was no easy feat on your part!  :clap:

Master Artist Dennis L. Clark, blessings upon you for all you have taught and given me, including your infinite patience!  :-*

Not to be outdone Nolan, even though you're not one of the 'wellie' crowd (yet  >:D ), I would be remiss in not thanking you for your little swirly puddles; without which I would still  be  :banghead::-*

Now then, off to finish this...hopefully without spoiling it!  :pray:    ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #78 on: October 06, 2015, 07:03:39 PM
Val, I had to come and look at this again.   You have made flawless transitions from dark to light.  The depth is amazing.  I agree with Dennis, this is the best pine cone of the bunch and masterfully done and it is not complete yet.   :yippee:

I also agree with you that Dennis and Nolan are the best art teachers that anyone could ask for.  I just finished a course with a local artist and came away thinking that I had learned very little for the money.   I have never felt like that here. 
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Reply #79 on: October 06, 2015, 09:41:34 PM
Thank you Mary lou,  but I don't know about it being the best.
I've finished up the bottom rows and just waiting for everything to dry before putting the glaze over it.  Now that bit is nerve wracking for me.  :eyesclosed:
I've made a couple of practice runs on some scrap over my colours....I'm not liking the result.   :-\   I think I may try something a little bit different...  >:D
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Reply #80 on: October 07, 2015, 01:21:20 PM
 :o Ok, I'm not totally freaked out ... yet! I left it to dry overnight, and decided to just go with the red wash on this morning.  :eek: I don't like it! Don't panic, let it dry; don't panic, let it dry; don't panic, let it dry.... this is my w/c mantra. Don't touch it, don't look at it; don't panic, let it dry....  :eyesclosed:
I cleaned off my palette so I can't mess with it...well, I'm less likely to.  ::) RUN  :run: .....get away from it!!!     :help:
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Reply #81 on: October 07, 2015, 04:53:00 PM
Don't touch it!
Let is dry and go for a walk (or go drink something if in the evening)!

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Don't Panic!!!

I just learned this from a wise person this morning  :smart:
Val, do you remember who it was?
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 #82 on: October 07, 2015, 06:12:08 PM
 :2funny:   I really went kilter this morning! I was paranoid of touching it any more. It just looked like I'd lost all of the depth and it looked.... so red!  :eek:

It has dried now and doesn't look as bad, but I'm not as happy with it. I had added more subtle darks but the phasing out seems to have just melted in with the rest.  :( I should have taken a photo before the wash to compare it to.  :doh:

Anyway, I'm taking off the masking fluid this afternoon and touching up the ends and calling it a day. Who knows...maybe it'll be fine in the end.  ???
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Reply #83 on: October 07, 2015, 10:55:21 PM
Val, just reading your post makes my nerves on edge but I am sure that everything will be fine. Looking forward to seeing the final painting.    Patricia
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Reply #84 on: October 08, 2015, 07:09:44 AM
Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes for you Val  :crazy2: I hope it comes out how you want.  :)
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #85 on: October 08, 2015, 03:01:25 PM
Cheers, Val

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Reply #86 on: October 08, 2015, 03:35:56 PM
Val,

I love the background.  The pinecone  seems to lack your usual quality and attention to detail.  I went back and looked at all the others and then studied Dennis's version.

I think it comes down to the textured look of each of the "petals"  (is there a scientific name for those?) and the shading as it moves away from the center.

Could i do a better job?  I doubt it.

Personally, I think your color swatches to the side are brilliant and would make a great abstract painting.

aloha

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Reply #87 on: October 08, 2015, 04:52:36 PM
Val; The anticipation was worth it. Your pine cone is great. I would soften the bottom of the pinecone a little. Kathy  :yippee: :clap:
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Reply #88 on: October 08, 2015, 06:18:34 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Val O0
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Reply #89 on: October 08, 2015, 06:59:04 PM
Yay, Val - you made it into the Pine Cone Hall of Fame!!!!! Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers,
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