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Reply #15 on: March 13, 2017, 07:29:35 AM
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Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 12:39:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Therese, your painting is lovely. So sorry to hear of your husband's accident.  Hope all good things will come to you both now. 


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Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 08:21:42 PM
thanks Patricia I remember when I originally started a couple of years ago you your all gave me great advice although I took pastel and drawings aside I eager now in starting and value advice as I really want create work I'm proud of.

choosing where to start at is abit difficult the beginning is I suppose always good


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Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 10:57:18 AM
Therese, I am fast getting in over my head in a love affair with pastels as well.   ::)

I tell myself to go slow (me and slow are synonymous anyway  :2funny: ) and start at the beginning but I just can't seem to stop myself. So exciting seeing some of the creations and learning more and more techniques!  :heeha:
I am very limited in colours and only have pan pastels, (lots of battles there), and a few pastel pencils   :fight: , but just refuse to give it up!    :doh:   It's amazing!!!  :yippee:

Keep them coming Therese, you inspire me to push on.  O0
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Reply #19 on: March 16, 2017, 12:39:32 PM
Lovely work Therese  :)  I love it when we have another pastel convert  :)  It's such a forgiving medium and huge fun to play with. Keep those lovely paintings coming  :)

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Reply #20 on: April 04, 2017, 03:57:18 AM
Thanks fiona after a few more lesson im trying a picture officer and his police dog.  Looking forward any help/suggesting but first lesson 9 . Cheers therese


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Reply #21 on: June 13, 2017, 04:19:06 PM

So here is my attempt with the June painting challenge I printed the photo for reference only in B/W tried to get the colouring correct in the end altered it struggled with the centre part but it is what it is would appreciate some feedback to improve it please  Therese


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Reply #22 on: June 13, 2017, 04:54:38 PM
Therese

Good for a start.

The background might need to have a more filled-in look as the reference photo does.

I think there needs to be more contrast on the edges of the petals of the flower.

Not sure I could do it much better, though.

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Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 05:38:20 PM
thanks Mea I started to get frustrated and just went off course a bit in  the end but I will keep at it and fix those edges and leaves.  appreciate the help 


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Reply #24 on: June 15, 2017, 02:13:42 PM
My problem with this painting is the background. There are just too many loose pieces that take the interest away from the focal point, which is the flower.
I suggest you subdue the background and make all the pieces merge into one another to form a single homogeneous mass. This will enhance the flower  O0
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Reply #25 on: June 15, 2017, 03:30:03 PM
The background is competing with the flower, so I would follow Dennis' suggestion. Very nice work on the colourings in the flower.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #26 on: June 16, 2017, 12:32:15 AM
I see what you mean and see how i go appreciate the advice i gave in too early see what i can do with it


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Reply #27 on: June 17, 2017, 01:26:18 AM

Thanks heaps think I'm on the right track now leaving it a couple of days to either fix a little or submit


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Reply #28 on: June 17, 2017, 05:01:01 AM
 :cheering: Definitely on the right track now!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The only thing I would do is perhaps get a bit more vibrancy and tiny bit more darks in the colouring of the flower. Then it will be aces! Just a thought.
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Reply #29 on: June 17, 2017, 08:05:48 AM
Therese,

Much better.

One spot you might want to look at is the heavy blue outline on top right petal. Try just blending that out into the petal.

You've done well.

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