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dennis

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on: February 03, 2012, 02:15:44 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

The Template and Instructions can be downloaded  HERE

We will soon be starting (less than 48 hours to go)  the Watercolour Course in earnest, yet in a fun and relaxing way.

Please don't be too hard on yourselves - I'm more than satisfied with the progress all have been making in the first 4 lessons.

I'm proud of you all - not one has let me down so far. Together we will all slowly and carefully climb the mountain to eventually reach the summit with it's wonderful view. We will have resting stops along the way. I personally am very excited about this project and will do my very best to coach you as best as I possibly can. Every so often we will take stock of our progress.

Lesson 5 is a very important one and I propose that (unless you already have some experience in watercolours) you don't try and paint along with me for this session. Rather watch as I show you how to mix the various colours for the wheel. I will also demonstrate an easy way for adding the tints of each colour.

Lesson 6 will be a follow-on of this lesson where we will take the wheel further and begin the actual colour mixes in preparation for the forthcoming paint-alongs.

Download the Demonstration Colour Wheel HERE
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 02:57:19 AM by dennis »
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Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 02:38:14 PM
Dennis,
All dressed up and ready to go,
Can't wait.
Maria
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Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 05:52:43 PM
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Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 08:37:30 PM
I am ready!  ;)

 :thankyou: oom Dennis :)
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Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012, 11:39:20 PM
I am looking forward to the workshop , mixing colors seems to be the most difficult to grasp as after all these years i still have some problems.


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Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 01:39:55 PM
Many still have the same difficulty. I find that the greatest of these difficulties is the mixing of the greens - that normally come out too garish. We will be taking a look at these during the course - with lots of practice pieces in between.
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Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 07:20:21 PM
Dennis I agree with you about the greens. This will be a great teaching. O0 :yippee:
Nina
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Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 09:39:21 AM
 :pray:  Net is working pretty good today .... LOOK OUT .....  I'm a comin' !!!!!  :heeha:
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Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 01:12:47 PM
Thanks for the great show oom Dennis.

Just a question: If I put my tubes in pillcases, do I have to keep it wet or can I just leave it to dry?

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Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 01:18:56 PM
Dennis I have a question. Your ultramarine blue looks different from mine. Curious is yours french ultramarine blue.
When you did the sky in the seascape it looked real blue. Even on your color wheel it looks different. I know brands can be different too. I always been curious about the differences. 
Thanks Nina
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Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 01:53:45 PM
Brands will differ depending on what material they use as pigment. That is why it is so imperative to make your colour wheel using the colours that YOU have.

I know when I ran out of light red and had to buy another brand they were totally different. Can be frustrating at times.   :stress:

I missed it. The net worked perfectly until 20 minutes before the start of the lesson.....came back up about 6 minutes after the end.    :banghead:    :hang:
« Last Edit: February 05, 2012, 02:19:28 PM by Val »
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Reply #11 on: February 05, 2012, 02:10:22 PM
 :tickedoff:  :tickedoff:  :'(  I'm so sorry, Val!

 Nolan has gotten everything up and running great!  :yippee:  :yippee: Thank you for all your hard work!!!  :flowers:  Thank you, Dennis for this great class!
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Reply #12 on: February 05, 2012, 02:43:37 PM
Val so sorry to hear that happen to you.  :'( :'( I know I was having problems with buffering. So I reloaded it. was able to come back in. It was a good show. Thanks for the info. Have a good one.
Nina
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Reply #13 on: February 05, 2012, 03:56:54 PM
The whole show came through perfectly for me.

Thanks Nolan and Dennis.  You are champions!

Val, sorry you missed it again!  You must be so disappointed!   :'(

I'll be watching the replay with you.  I have to review this!!!  I find it's so much to take in and it will take a while for me to absorb it.   :idiot2:

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Reply #14 on: February 05, 2012, 04:47:17 PM
I really wanted to see this one especially so. Hopefully it will be up soon. At least I was able to see the Cosmos, so I now have something to work on. Thanks guys for all the work you put in. It's brilliant.  :clap:  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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