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Annie.

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I watched the class along but was not registered for the chat.  It appears to me that this is an advanced class, am I correct?

I also learn the theory by watching and listening.  But I don't want to try advanced classes before I have mastered the basic and intermediate level.  Jumping ahead of myself may discourage me.

Still I hope you will post your paintings as you progress.  There were quite a nice group yesterday.
Cheers, Annie
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Hi Annie, as long as you were not on full screen mode the chat box should have been on the right hand side of your screen. No special registration is needed.

I try to watch everything I can, whether it is beginner to advanced. I always learn something. I may not always give it a go, but I still feel it is worth watching. Most everything Dennis shows has been covered in one of PB's previous lessons, and often a few extra 'treats' are thrown in.

Just keep building your skills by following the lessons, you'll be painting along in good measure. Have fun and enjoy the process, no punch clocks or time restraints here. Enjoy and learn at your own pace.
Cheers, Val

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Annie,

When I clicked on to Dennis's live class yesterday, I did not have CHAT either.  Then I realized I was using a different browser than the one I usually use and was not logged in on YouTube.  Once I logged in, the CHAT came on.

Hope that helps.

aloha

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Yes, I think you have to be logged in to YouTube in order to participate in the chat.

Annie, Dennis makes his methods and procedure so clear that you ought to be able to give it a go. Even if you aren't completely satisfied, you'll learn things in the process. I have found, and not just in painting, that if I set my aim a bit further than I'm comfortable with, I often surprise myself.

I'm sorry I'll have to miss the next live class. I'll have house guests staying with me.
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Thank you all.  Actually I could see the chart box, but my comment did not get posted.  Since I did not see them, and nobody said hi to me 😢 ,  I assumed you did not see them either.  I would assume one needs to login an account with Youtube.  I will check into that.

Fully agree Sue, but most of us learn to walk and then to run.

Val, no problem with progressing at my own rate.  I won't run out of classes anytime soon.  Enough until I am about 120, and by then our master-teachers will have posted more.

Good advice to just listen and soak in the theory... but then follow the lessons in order for the practice (and more theory).  I will do just that.  Otherwise I will soon be scatered all over the place and get desorganized.   :thankyou:
Cheers, Annie
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Hi, Annie.  I've just joined Paint Basket after struggling along on my own for sometime. The teaching quality on this site is so good I would be happy to tackle anything they demonstrate, although I like to watch the video and then re-watch it and paint pausing the screen after re-listening to each instruction  I did paint along with Dennis in this lesson, but made several errors before the class began by not downloading the template (I drew it), and anticipating that Dennis would be using masking fluid. I put in the masking fluid before the class started in case I couldn't keep up. But Dennis used tape as a mask instead. So now I have a painting blistered with masking fluid which I'll have to rub off before the next lesson, or it will stick to the paper if I leave it for too long. I thought of trying to finish the painting by myself and then do another one following Dennis's instructions so he could have the gratification of seeing what a difference his teaching makes. If time permits... I'm also working on Nolan's pop art class, and a couple of independent water colours, plus I have a visitor every second week who interrupts my painting progress...


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Hi Linley from Transmania,
Happy you found tPB.  I remember that I accidently stumpled on PB while searching some parallel information.  Lucky accident!

I fully agree with you the instructions on PB are the very best.  Well explained, logic, easy to follow, etc.  I you follow claases you will see they build on each other and the progress is fast and smooth.  I started from scratch (i.e. never had any art training) with only 2 or so hours a week for art, I managed to do some rather satisfying work.   I enjoy every minute of it, and the more advanced artists and the prifessional ones are most supportive and generous in helping the beginner.

Like you I appreciate the 24h access, stop, rewind, etc.

Please post your work, we will love to see it.  I will go check your galery now and see if you posted art yet.

 :welcome:  Linley !
Cheers, Annie
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Hi Annie... My profile has me down as a pencil artist, which isn't quite true, although I am trying to improve my drawing skills by copying anything that takes my fancy... I actually like painting in both watercolour and acrylic and sometimes using both in the same painting. I would put up more of my experiments, but the gallery keeps on saying it can't find the pictures I've tried to upload. I think it might be a fault with One Drive (Windows 10) rather than PB. But I'll get them there one day.


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This being my first paint-along .... Does the next session happen at the same time on the following Friday (7April)?


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No, the pencil does not make you a pencil artist... it confuses everyone at the beginning.  It is simply an image that reflects the number of posting you wrote on the forum.  At 50 postings, you will see an additional icon showing up, and so on and so on.

I am not sure what you mean by 'gallery cannot find your image'.  You have posted successfully before and there are no limit in number of images, only the size of the image you download.

I see 10 images in your gallery.  Window 10 is compatible, nothing to do with that.
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Cheers, Annie
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The only way to be on time for a live lesson is to look at the clock on the site... to many different time zones and DST for some and not others!  The clock is a cutdown with days, hours, and minutes to the start of the next class.
Cheers, Annie
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Annie... How odd you can see 10 images.  I can only see 4. I've reported it to the moderator, which with hindsight was probably the wrong place to ask, but hopefully they will pass the query on to the correct person.


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Sorry Annie... but which site is the clock on?   I can't see one on the video itself..... or am I just blind? After I sent you the 'time for Pt2 question' I realized that we are probably on opposite sides of the International Date line, so I can see your point about needing to look at the clock.


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Go to your profile, under media. There are 10 entries, 2 drawing, 2 painting, 5 photo references, and 1 blocked to me.

I think the moderator is when you have objection to someone post, descrimination, issues, etc.

The clock is included in the email you received from Dennis.

Hope this helps.
Cheers, Annie
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Hi Linley,  The clock is actually a count down timer in the email. It doesn't matter where you are in the world the countdown time to the start of the lesson is the same. Just add however many hours/minutes it shows to your own time and you won't miss a beat.  O0
Cheers, Val

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