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MaryAnne Long

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on: April 22, 2016, 01:56:49 AM
Have been trying small watercolor pieces (Thanks, Trev for the idea to do several on one paper).  Took a while to get warmed up, but felt I showed improvement at the end of the session.


Here are four panels on 18" x 24" paper.  Apple (too out of shape); bananas (not formed correctly at the top); Orange and lemons (getting better); mangos (happier with these.  Had hope that some would turn out good enough to frame - but not good enough yet. (We'' maybe the mangos).


Still haven't mastered doing a signature yet, though.

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Reply #1 on: April 22, 2016, 03:49:44 AM
lovely w/c sketches ...Mea !  :clap: :clap:


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Reply #2 on: April 22, 2016, 05:04:12 AM
These are lovely Mea!
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Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 06:01:16 AM
 :painting: fun practice pieces, mea! I agree that the mangos came out the best. That is what practice is all about. Right?  O0

 Now that I am learning watercolor, I can appreciate how much goes into getting your fruits to look like fruit. Each one you did got better than the one before. Nice work.  :clap:
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Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 07:51:07 AM
Thanks, Cyril, Zahn, and Kathy S.

Here are two more (peaches and plums; raw egg on a plate)


I can definitely see progress, but still need to draw shapes more accurately.

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Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 01:47:04 PM
Geat exercises and fun topics.  :clap:

Your bowl looks like the one I threw on the wheel. :clap: :2funny:   Are those the eggshells  beside the bowl?


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Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 02:53:22 PM
great practice pieces mea  O0  love the egg shell  O0
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Reply #7 on: April 22, 2016, 04:10:29 PM
Thanks, Jennylynn.  Glad you recognized the eggshells, I think they are too small (maybe they were pullet eggs).

Annie, thanks.  Yes, eggshells.

I see know that it was a shallow bowl, not a plate as I mentioned.

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Reply #8 on: April 22, 2016, 06:10:53 PM
Well done Mea, the peaches and plums look good enough to eat! Great exercise for getting your eye in  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #9 on: April 22, 2016, 06:42:12 PM
Mea, the egg in the bowl/plate looks like chicken egg but the size of the shells look like the belong to a sparrow or chickeedee.  I realize these are practice but the size doesn't match.

I like the way you painted the shells.


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Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 06:54:34 PM
Thanks, Fiona. 

Yes, Annie, realized the egg shell was too small after I posted the painting.

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Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 07:41:51 PM
These are great .  I really like the plums and peaches. Good practice pieces!
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Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 09:51:08 PM
I love the peaches! :clap::clap::clap: Can I have one?
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Reply #13 on: April 22, 2016, 11:17:08 PM
Thanks, Steve and Mary Lou.  I need to buy peaches so I can learn to get the shape right.

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Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 08:54:39 PM
This rooster painting was a practice piece using a sponged background to create texture.  I think I overworked it, but in general it's not too bad.


Your thoughts for what to do better as I intend to do a similar one on 11 x 14 hemp paper to enter into a juried exhibit.

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