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Lillian

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Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 02:49:34 PM
I just watched the replay and enjoyed every minute as usual!   :thankyou: Dennis and Nolan.

Again, Dennis you've inspired me! 

I've learned a lot, now to apply what I've learned.  Therein lies the challenge!   :-\
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Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 04:48:22 PM
Watching the replay now - great stuff!!!  :thankyou:

Thanks for the comments guys, I jumped in at the end and never saw the tonal ranges, and never did the notan.... so here's going back to the drawing board ;-)    :painting:


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Reply #17 on: January 18, 2012, 05:32:07 AM
Really did not want to post this, the ugliest thing I ever painted   :uglystupid2:

I will try it again, but would rather want to do it in colour.
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Reply #18 on: January 18, 2012, 06:28:25 AM
It's not so bad, Maryna!   :congrats:   Practicing is how we learn.  I probably won't do much better, you just wait and see.
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Reply #19 on: January 18, 2012, 09:38:51 AM
Maryna, you did very well. Remember is not about a masterpiece at this moment, it is about learning techniques and for a beginner I am very impressed. Also the tonal painting is a preliminary to a final painting in colour. It is here where you work out the tonal ranges.
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Reply #20 on: January 18, 2012, 11:24:10 AM
Nice work Maryna, I haven't even started mine yet  :blush:  Just finished watching the replay.
Thanks Dennis that was a great lesson. Looking forward to doing those trees, something I usually avoid like the plague as I can never get them to look right  :(


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Reply #21 on: January 18, 2012, 12:36:02 PM
That's lovely Maryna, I like the looseness of it - is there such a word??  And your contrasts are great ..e^)


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Reply #22 on: January 18, 2012, 01:00:34 PM
 :clap:  :clap: :clap: Well done Maryna... nicely done  O0
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Reply #23 on: January 19, 2012, 10:22:43 AM
Not too happy with my outcome, got a real crooked little cottage  :-\  Enjoyed doing it though. Thanks Dennis[img]


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Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 11:13:51 AM
Hi Lyndy. It is not the crookedness of the cottage that is at stake here but the understanding of the tonal ranges in a painting.

This you have captured very well except that the door in the shadow area of the extension has too much light in it. You have shown it as if it is in sunlight whereas the door is completely in the shadow area. Other than that - well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #25 on: January 19, 2012, 12:01:52 PM
Well I did it. This is my second painting. The first one was a a mess. So I did it again. Tree are not that good. I have trouble with the amount of water to use. But I know practice makes perfsect.   :2funny:
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Reply #26 on: January 19, 2012, 12:24:14 PM
 :yippee: great job everybody, I am amazed at the quality of the paintings  :cloud9:


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Reply #27 on: January 19, 2012, 01:07:02 PM
Hahaha, Dennis, I'm watching the 2nd lesson right now and I've come to this part where you mention the cauli flower again. At this point I realised I definitively have to teach you some polish: it's MAAAGGGDAAA (not MaHHHda like AHHHmad)  :2funny: In Poland we mostly pronounce the letters as we see them. So the M is like in the 'my' word, the A is short like in the 'can't' word, the G is tough like in the 'God' word, the D is like in the 'door' word and the last A is again like from the 'can't' word  :gl: putting them all together (brake your tongue, we say)  :clap: The same with KLEKS; try to figure it out yourself (it's singularis, by the way)  :gl2: with this one  :whistle:
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Reply #28 on: January 19, 2012, 07:07:46 PM
 :2funny: Magda
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Reply #29 on: January 19, 2012, 08:32:31 PM
Wow Lyndy, nice job. Everyone is doing well on this,  O0
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