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dennis

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Reply #15 on: February 20, 2012, 10:39:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nina.  Your clouds are well executed and fit into the picture very nicely. If you lighten the dark bush a bit on the right side it will rectify the "dark" feeling you have of the foreground. Just be careful of the "spikes" radiating out from the center of the bush (tree). Keep most of them upright. Otherwise well done  O0
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Reply #16 on: February 20, 2012, 10:43:23 AM
Well done Nina  :clap: :clap: super job on your clouds.
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Reply #17 on: February 20, 2012, 06:37:42 PM
Nina, amazing that you kept up with Dennis and did such a nice job.   :clap: :clap: :clap:   :congrats:
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Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 07:24:40 AM
Thanks for the kind words. It was fun to do.
Nina
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Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 01:04:26 PM
I like these fluffier clouds and the extra blue sky Nina


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Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 03:38:35 PM
Thanks Karen. I still am having problems with the forground. I have done it three times. I like my skies though.
Nina
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Reply #21 on: February 26, 2012, 08:59:57 AM
All of you are doing such a bang up job! Can't wait to see the lessons that brought about these results.
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 01:28:34 PM
 :pullhair: :pullhair: Just walked away from the painting :banghead:  Colors coming out way too dark, or way too,
 light,  very grainy colors, I.E colors are separating, washes are out of control :knuppel2:  paper too wet or goes too dry,

The "good new= my wife suggested I buy some new, better quality colors!

 :help: 

Would like to get some tubes, Suggestions on what to look for in good tube paints? I know most of us do not like to recommend brands,  But may be some one could share their experience and or suggest some guide lines.

DENNIS: A list of colors we will be using would also be helpful!   I plan on getting: Cad Red, Yellow and Orange, Alizarin Crimson ,Viridian, Raw and burnt sienna, Yellow Ochre, Burnt umber, Lemon Yellow and a light red ( Confused about this one, not all brands call it the same thing???) and Ultra Marine Blue. What would you add??

P.S. ( please do not tell my wife that the REAL problem is lack of experience and too much haste :blush:)

Going to just go read a book for a while, then come back and practice doing washes, washes and more washes , wet on wet washes, wet on dry washes and IF that does not work, I'll just go wash my hands and start again tomorrow :yippee:

Oh, did I mention I washed the paper and started over,  :censored: :censored:

May be I'll just wait till tomorrow to start again :sleep:
Regards,
Brian

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Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 03:54:04 PM
Brian,  :wave:  Nice to have a supportive wife!

I use Winsor & Newton watercolor paints in the tube.  Best to choose the artist quality ones

Lots of info on their website http://www.winsornewton.com/products/water-colours/artists-water-colour/

The Winsor & Newton Cotman colors are the student quality, I don't recommend those.

Some artists I've talked to like Daniel Smith watercolors and I think they are less expensive.  One artist I know uses all Winsor & Newton except a few favourites in the Daniel Smith line.

Dennis is the best one to help you with your choices.

I just signed up for all the watercolor classes coming up next month.   :yippee:
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Reply #24 on: February 29, 2012, 01:13:00 AM
I use Winsor & Newton pans & tubes. Both work well, just depends on what is available to me at the time.  I ALWAYS use artist quality. I have used Daler Rowney artist colours and they are very nice as well. There are lots of good brands out there, but one thing I have learned is stick to one brand as much as possible. The same (name) colour between brands can be quite different. Yikes   :eek:  does that ever throw a screw in your colour mixing!
Cheers, Val

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Reply #25 on: March 02, 2012, 11:46:10 AM
I like maimeri blu. Very nice quality and they come out of the tube in a nice soft consistency.


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Reply #26 on: March 02, 2012, 12:30:37 PM
Wow ... super job Denise  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #27 on: March 02, 2012, 01:44:23 PM
 :clap: Beautiful, Denise!
Christina


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Reply #28 on: March 02, 2012, 02:49:44 PM
Beautiful painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:. Clouds rendered very nicely. Very dramatic at the cliffs - great storm approaching  O0
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Reply #29 on: March 02, 2012, 05:57:33 PM
As Dennis says, this is very dramatic. I like the shading in the middle clouds and the placing of the dark cloud, Denise. What colours did you use for that dark cloud?


 

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