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dennis

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on: January 07, 2012, 06:06:33 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks
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Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 01:28:56 PM
thanks for the class Dennis, after many attempts I was able access the video and sound  :), but my chatbox just didn't want to work.

My questions that I was wondering about.
1. Why draw with a normal pencil and not a watercolour pencil?
2. Can I use a dropper to put water in my pallet instead of using my brush like you showed? How will I know how much water to use?

Thanks again - great camera work. Will start the flowers as soon as the replay is out. :)
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Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 01:35:06 PM
Dennis, I logged in for the class. It said the "website resources have reached their limit"  and I couldn't get on!! :tickedoff:  :tickedoff: What does this mean?   Was so disappointed after waiting so long for it to get here and rearranging my schedule to make sure I was home!  I know this happened to at least one other person.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2012, 01:44:40 PM by C.Bodine »
Christina


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Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 01:39:28 PM
Great show Dennis. Great camera work guy-with-the-earring! Now questions:
1.- If I use paint from tubes, after I've finished, the left-over paint will dry, can I re-use it by adding a drop of water?
2.- Do I leave left-over paint in the palette?
3.- How do I clean my palette?
4.- Is the hair dryer only to save time, can one just wait for it to dry?
5.- How do you make blueberry muffins? (Sorry, wrong forum)

Thanks
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Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 01:42:12 PM
I don't want to hear how great the class was!!!!(Just Kidding)  :envy:  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  Now, I know how Val feels!!
Christina


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Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 01:42:39 PM
Whew!  I thought I wouldn't be able to get the live watercolor class but finally got on.    :heeha:   It took while before I could get the chat section though but I managed to get caught up on the conversations.

Dennis, you did a marvelous job on the cosmos.   O0  I like how you had the large white border on the paper that showed up just inside the mat when you put the frame on the painting.  It kind of made it look like it had a double mat.

Having the masking tape create the border may also help the paper from buckling?  ...a very nice technique!

Your cosmos are very nice and loose.  I tend to fiddle too much and give too much attention to detail.  Watercolor always looks better painted in a more loose fashion, well, at least the way my eye sees it.

Nolan, you did an excellent job with the camera work.  Thanks so much.

I think our tutors  :smart: :smart: have been working very hard behind the scenes and need a great round of applause!    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 01:43:07 PM
Thank you to all who participated in the Lesson - even survived a server crash because of the number watching. Thanks also for being so patient while we sorted it all out. :clap: :clap: O0

Here are the promised links:
Some of my paintings
Introduction
Today's Lesson Notes

Dennis



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Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 04:20:22 PM
Thanks for the great lesson, Dennis. Will you be putting up a copy of the finished painting on the website?
Ray


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Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 04:31:02 PM
:bigwelcome: to the site Musika :clap:

Please tell us a bit more about yourself in the About Me section  :nosey: ;)


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Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 06:07:26 PM
Left it at Nolan's house. Maybe he will photograph it and add to forum?
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Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 06:28:10 PM
Great Class Dennis,  I have drawn on my flowers and put on the Friskit and am all set to go.  I am going to wait for the replay and paint along, in the meantime I am practicing on scrap paper to try and figure out the colors, especially the background.  First it dried to garish, then to pale, oh well I'll get it eventually..Thanks a bunch  :flowers:   :flowers:
I thought my chat was not working so I made the mistake of hitting 'refresh' and got kicked out of the chat but not the class thank goodness...the chat came back on a bit later after a few tries... :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Linda


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Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 06:51:49 PM
It's all in the name of the game. Experiment, experiment, experiment :sweat: :sweat: Been there, done it, got the Tshirt :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

You can go over the other layer to change the backbround. What   you get depends on the next colours you use. The colours I used for the background were Ultramarine, Aliz crimson and a bit of light red.
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Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 07:21:04 PM
Thanks Dennis, I'm excited about this... :cheering:
Linda


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Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 09:21:09 PM
I know of two watercolor artists who never 'put up' their paint. They just put everything back in the closet uncovered and just let it dry out. I've seen them start with dried out paint and simply add a few drops of water to it to start painting again. They told me it didn't mater. A little water brings 'em right back to life again... and, they have been doing it for decades this way.
Unless there is something I'm not familiar with, it doesn't matter how you handle your watercolor paints.
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Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 12:12:23 AM
I was unfortunately also unable to log on, and would now like to watch a replay, but can't seem to find it !!!!  Please help  :help:
Thanks


 

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