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dennis

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Reply #30 on: December 08, 2011, 03:14:55 AM

Here is the demo painting for those who want to copy it.
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Reply #31 on: December 08, 2011, 03:46:36 AM
Leana,   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Your tree trunk looks fabulous, nice and bright.  I love your road that goes off into the distance.  Nice job.
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Reply #32 on: December 08, 2011, 05:23:31 AM
 :thankyou:
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Reply #33 on: December 08, 2011, 07:08:26 AM
Thank you so much Lilian  :)

Oh I can see many little areas where I can improve... for eg... could have brought in more colour variety into the midtones...like maybe some mid-tone yellow and mid-tone brown (ground patches)... also see where I can improve on my tree when I look at Dennis' painting... well... will keep those ideas in mind when I do the next one. :whistle:
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Reply #34 on: December 08, 2011, 09:41:20 AM
Hey! don't be too hard on yourself. You did that without the photo and completely by memory :clap: :clap:
Fantastic considering the circumstances.

Anyway, here is the photo (also in the other post)
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Reply #35 on: December 08, 2011, 09:47:26 AM
 :blush:  :yippee: Thank you Dennis  :dance:... and thank you for the photo too... definitely going to attempt another one... I absolutely love Bluegum trees and with this class ...a seed was definitely planted to paint them... will have to keep watering it so it will grow...  ;)
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Reply #36 on: December 08, 2011, 02:25:41 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the picture to copy. Will we be able to see the live demo video at any stage again? Nothing like seeing the real thing again and your technique, colours, you used. Unlike Leana who done a great job from memory, need more visual  :help:
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Reply #37 on: December 08, 2011, 02:38:47 PM
Olivia, once you have purchased a live class, you can go back and watch the recording again. (as many times as you want)  O0  It usually takes a couple days for the recording to be made. Nolan normally informs us through post and email when the recording is available. Then you just go to the paintbasket tv where they are saved.
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Reply #38 on: December 08, 2011, 02:49:35 PM
Oh that's great news, seeing as it was such a cheap tutorial compared to the previous, I was thinking, maybe the picture to copy was it.  Wonderful Stuff.  :thankyou: What would we do without this great site! Totally addictive.
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Reply #39 on: December 08, 2011, 04:00:12 PM
Thanks Dennis   :thankyou:

I will have to come back to trying your painting.  I'm working on my portrait right now.

But I did get a lot out of your video.  All those techniques you showed us will stick in my memory bank.  And that's saying something.   :2funny:
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Reply #40 on: December 10, 2011, 04:47:06 AM
Can't watch the videos at present but did get the pdf and your painting photo. The colours in those trees are magnificent...just can't beat mother nature!
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Reply #41 on: December 11, 2011, 01:16:15 AM
that was good try Leana it is good and you will get better each time you paint your friend Pam but I do love all your work too


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Reply #42 on: December 11, 2011, 02:48:47 AM
 :) Thank you Pam ... yes I agree, it will get better each time I paint... practise practise practise and  :painting: :painting: :painting:... that is the only way to improve  ;).  I must say, these courses really got me going again and I am sooo happy about that.
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Reply #43 on: December 11, 2011, 01:14:41 PM
Excellent work Leana  :clap:  I was amazed when I saw the pdf for the program, incredible trees. Not sure when I'll be able to watch the video but I may just have a go anyway.
Wonderful job from memory.....I happen to have a perfect memory.....just the recall is a bit lacking!  :whistle:
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Reply #44 on: December 11, 2011, 07:55:11 PM
Hi,
I really enjoyed the art class I took with Dennis.  I am not really very artsy, I am rather a computer geek but art relaxes me.  Considering I've only done about 5 painting classes before Dennis's class, I'm very happy with the results even though I know I made a lot of mistakes.  Colour Saturation... My blue gum tree isn't great either but I had a ball and learned a lot.  By the end, I was finally getting the touch of how to use the 'hardware' brush.  I'll get a better one when I hit the hardware store this week.

My painting is posted in my album.

I'd love to see any that others made, too.  Is there a place to post our "Course masterpieces" ?

Thank you, Dennis, for such a fun course. :thankyou:

Kelley Ann
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