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janet111

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on: May 03, 2017, 06:41:05 PM
Hi,there.
I would like to share some my painting skills with you here. I hope these can help you.
First of all, practice make you perfect. Second, maybe you need to collect some better painting suppliers. More expensive paints produce richer colors. Third, Copy an old master work for study. Fourth, spark your artistic creativity. Fifth, design your composition and plan a color scheme before painting. Sixth, wonder at the world and collect art you admire.
If i want to keep on growing, i have to do a lot. I have fall down many times on the painting road, but i still believe i could improve if i keep on practicing. I would appreciate if you want to share experience with me. Have a nice day!


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Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 09:41:00 PM
Janet,

Thank you for posting those suggestions that we need to hear over and over again until they become part of our being.

We look forward to seeing your art - do you have a preferred medium?

Art instruction from Nolan and Dennis is like having a private tutor in your studio.  And the FORUM banter helps us be better artists.

You have come to a good place.

aloha

mea
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Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 05:25:38 PM
Quite right Mea. I find the forum chat most informative. Often it addresses a problem I'm having before I even have it! It's also very encouraging seeing other painters asking for advice. It makes you feel that you are not a hopeless case after all. ;D PS: Thanks for your generous offer in your newsletter offering advice via personal email to you. (I did read it right, didn't I?) Actually I don't think it's a bad thing that these problems pop up accidentally in forums as I'm sure I'm not the only one who needs advice.


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Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 09:15:23 PM
Linley,

Thank you for your confidence in me, but I do not have the level of expertise to offer expert advice via personal message.  That's where Nolan and Dennis come in.

A personal message to me on painting/drawing advice will get you referred to them.  If you have an idea for a tip, a concern, or topic for a future article, then please send me a PM.

On the FORUM, I offer suggestions as we all do based on our own experiences or skills/techniques we have acquired along the way.

At the rate you are progressing, you will be offering suggestions to others in no time.

aloha

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Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 04:21:33 PM
The only suggestions I have is to paint what interests you and give yourself to 'play'.  Be free, be whimsical, be whatever.

Consider that "Child's Play" isn't.  Pick a sport.  There's many actions, judgements, and analysis' that have to be learned.  Some may involve tangent, distance, and speed mental calculations.

Experiment.  A person might try, for instance, using a split palette.


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Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 10:15:03 AM
 :thankyou: JANET!  I love your great advice and the comments here.  Have fun with your art as Stoney says; be a free spirit is what I say!  MEA, I LOVE your active role on Paint Basket which is the greatest thing for me since I discovered  art work with Dennis and Nolan!  ALOHA from Blue Hawaii to Everyone!!!  O0 O0 O0 :hug: ~Liz.


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Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 11:10:31 AM
Thanks, Liz.  I appreciate that Nolan and Dennis have entrusted me with the newsletter.  I thoroughly enjoy doing it and love all the support I get from PB members.

So great to have you and Denise nearby to interact with.

Oh, and I reached out to a PaintBasket member on Cape Cod and we are going to meet when I am there in July.  So excited about that.

Life is good!

aloha

mea
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Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 02:29:48 PM
MAL, take some reference photos for us of Cape Cod bay, marina, whatever.  :boat:  I don't think I will ever make a trip there.  It's nice to have photos to look through for ideas of boats, water, reflections, etc. ~Liz


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Reply #8 on: June 12, 2017, 02:41:06 PM
 :heeha:   Awww, cute new avatar Liz. Looks like bath time.... for you!  ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 02:58:01 PM
OK, Liz.  Yes, Cape Cod is very scenic.

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Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 06:31:04 PM
Janet, Mea, Stoney, Liz--these are all great suggestions and as Mea says, to be tatooed on our brains.  I especially loyve to study old masters and their color pallette.  It is fun to just choose the exact colors used and try to use them in a similar composition.


 

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