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dennis

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on: February 18, 2012, 01:09:20 AM
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

Download Lesson 7 Template and Instructions

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For cloud Explanations look HERE
« Last Edit: February 20, 2012, 11:31:08 AM by dennis »
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Lillian

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Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 05:20:56 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis,

I'm looking forward to being in your class tomorrow.  :)
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Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 09:17:22 AM
Thanks Lillian.
Believe it or not, I'm also enjoying the classs. Have'nt had so much fun with watercolours in years digging things out of the archives  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Karen

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Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 03:32:46 PM
 :thank you: for the lesson. I painted along - it's getting a tiny bit easier! - the ref photo is good to let you know where we are going. it must have been technically hard to work out how to show it but it is really useful.
I'm putting my painting on though i will need to change some things like the right hand trees when i see the replay.


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Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 03:41:43 PM
Wow-eeeee Karen!

How beautiful!  And to think you did all that while Dennis was painting!   :congrats:

The trees on the right might not be exactly like his, but that doesn't really matter, at least in my mind.

You did a super job with the clouds.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 05:34:57 PM
Wow....that's excellent. Boy, you sure can handle both the "right side AND the left side" of the brain!!   :clap:  That's awesome..and to keep up with Dennis...wow.  Great job.
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Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 05:40:30 PM
Great Job Karen. You don't want yours to look like Dennis's. I like your trees. You have depth.  O0 O0
Nina
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Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 05:54:42 PM
wow Awesome! and then you did it  along with the lesson  = awesome times 3!!!
The colors on the "butte", the sense of depth and I :envy: :envy: :envy: will NOT talk about the clouds!!


Thank you for sharing your effort. I find it encouraging ( and a challenge that forces me to show my work  and that is a good thing)
REgards,
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Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 06:36:20 PM
Karen - you're a STAR :clap: :clap: :clap: PLEASE don't touch or do anything further to the painting. As Nina so correctly says not to look exactly like mine. You have already made excellent modifications that are compositionally correct.

The reason it is becoming easier is that you are putting in a lot of exerted practice. This way you are forcing yourself not to paint with me stroke for stroke but shape for shape.

Just one thing - The main tree's highlight is too on the the top. As the sun is from the right side scrub a bit of the highlight out on the upper right of the tree. You will see how I did mine in the replay.
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Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 06:44:49 PM
 :clap: Karen, my usual comment for you is...Beautiful work.... this is just another example of how accomplished you are becoming! I always enjoy seeing the modifications you make to your version.
Christina


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Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 10:52:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: very very nice
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Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 01:36:31 AM
Karen, what can I say that has not already been said.  Absolutely fantastic...  :clap: :clap: :clap: and that keeping up with Dennis... well done.  You are such an encouragement  :thankyou:
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Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 08:36:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely Karen


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Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 09:11:27 AM
Well here is my painting of the clouds. I painted along with Dennis. But I got kind of lost in the foreground. To dark to soon. But that is all right. Its about the clouds. I like my clouds.
Nina
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Reply #14 on: February 20, 2012, 09:18:45 AM
Nina, I think your painting is very well done.  :clap:  The clouds look really good! Those of you who can stay up with Dennis amaze me!
Christina


 

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