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Reply #45 on: January 11, 2012, 09:52:31 AM
Maryna, I am really impressed. Excellent for an absolutely first watercolour painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Your wet-in-wet background is nice and not stripey at all. My only real comment is that the center of the bunch behind the flowers can be a bit darker to give added impact. Remember that mostly the colour dry lighter than you think.

Don't try and fix this one - keep it as it is otherwise the chances of spoiling the painting is great - rather do another one for practice and to reinforce what you have learned. Also try moving the colours of the flowers around, then it will look like a completely different painting.

Well done - keep it up O0
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Reply #46 on: January 11, 2012, 12:38:44 PM
Hazel P and Maryna, both of your paintings are so lovely I almost hesitate to post mine, but as it is my first go at a lesson I will.  The background at the top I originally did much better but messed it up with fiddling and had to "fix it". It is much darker than before.  I look forward to the next lesson Dennis and Nolan!


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Reply #47 on: January 11, 2012, 02:28:32 PM
When I first started painting I tried my hand at watercolor and it was pretty much a disaster - I could never get my head around the concept of painting from light to dark  :crazy2: I painted two paintings and then trashed the idea.  :'(

So with this course I decided to join in and give watercolours another bash.  :heeha: Here is my cosmos :


I think I tried to add too much detail in - gonna have to work on loosening up some more.
My main problem is that I didn't plan the colour of the flowers until after the masking fluid was off, so the top left white flower doesn't have enough contrast to make it stand out enough - I have left the leaves out for now as I'm gonna see if I can twist Dennis' arm to darken the background around the white flower for me in the next class (so we can all see how to continue working over a previously painted area of course  :whistle: >:D )


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Reply #48 on: January 11, 2012, 03:07:21 PM
Nolan, I love the sunny back ground! So bright and cheery! :clap: Very pretty as it is, but will look even better when you get the leaves in!  O0

It's great of you to jump in there with all of us as a student, too!
Christina


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Reply #49 on: January 11, 2012, 05:00:15 PM
No wonder the server bombed out on us in anticipation :whistle:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #50 on: January 11, 2012, 05:37:31 PM
FOR SALE:

Set of watercolor paint, slightly used, 2/3 of one watercolor paper pad.

Reason for sale: going back to my first love.................................. oil.
If not now, when? If not me, who?


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Reply #51 on: January 11, 2012, 05:38:56 PM
No wonder the server bombed out on us in anticipation :whistle:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Oi  :knuppel2:


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Reply #52 on: January 11, 2012, 06:02:51 PM
Hang in there Claude..  :coffee:


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Reply #53 on: January 11, 2012, 06:19:51 PM
Claude we'll :knight: together until we win mate O0


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Reply #54 on: January 11, 2012, 08:18:53 PM
Well done to all the attempts, like Magda said it is amazing how one concept can have so many forms and touches.

Nolan yours look so soft and gentle.

Claude - didn't you tell me the other day not to give up or you will  :knuppel2: me ??? So now I am telling you, get your behind back at that easel and try again.  :deal:

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Reply #55 on: January 11, 2012, 09:18:26 PM
I was away from oils for a few months because of a commitement I had to finish a reno job. I should be finished by week's end and then will be able to go back to my painting (oils). Unlike oils, watercolor is a medium that one can enjoy with little fuss. Grab the paint, a little water, set up on the kitchen table and go. Fast to work and easy to clean up. So I bought a little set and  :thumbdown: . First try on the flowers......... my cat left the room. Second try......... he left THE HOUSE!. So I tried a little scenery. A little lake, a few mountains, a little boat..... not so bad. Not good but not so bad. Then third time on the flowers.............. OMG! My cat will never come back to me. A decision had to be taken and one was taken. I will attend all four classes in the back of the room and I will keep very quiet. I will even sneak in a beer to enjoy while Dennis does his stuff. Now, all of you, GET BACK TO WORK!
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Reply #56 on: January 11, 2012, 10:12:46 PM
 ;D


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Reply #57 on: January 11, 2012, 11:15:53 PM
wow wow double wow, wow. I really enjoyed doing this watercolour lesson with Dennis. This is my first attempt and i am now suitably excited ... many thanks.  Now how do i upload this painting to here please?
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Reply #58 on: January 11, 2012, 11:57:06 PM
 :smitten: :painting: :yippee: my first watercolour, thank you Dennis and Nolan.   :painting:
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Reply #59 on: January 11, 2012, 11:58:57 PM
 :clap: wow that is really stunning, way to go  ;)
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