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on: February 26, 2012, 04:56:49 AM
Well guys I guess we are going cold turkey, no template for this one. What a way to go.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
I think it will be interesting. I may not get to watch all of it. Our granddaughter is having some problems. We will be going to see her.
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« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 10:05:46 PM by dennis »
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Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 08:52:44 AM
I'm hoping to get on to the class today.... will miss you.
Hope everything works out for your granddaughter. Chin up  :-*
« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 10:05:11 PM by dennis »
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 08:58:32 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


No Template required for this Lesson.
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Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 03:45:09 PM
I painted along but I'm not very happy with my skies. I thinkthe right hand cloud in one is too dark and the bottom clouds in the other are too light. I enjoyed trying but watercolour is a bit frustrating - it won't do what i want. I didn't try to copyyou fully Dennis. There was a lot of light on my screen and it was hard to see at times - too late to shift.
 


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Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 03:49:08 PM
Second one.


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Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 04:21:39 PM
Karen I think you did fine. Remember these are just practices for us to learn. Not a master piece to sell. Once we get it down then the money will come.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 04:46:34 PM
Karen even if you had tried to "copy" me you would never have got it the same. I have mentioned before, even if I tried, I would not get it the same. This is watercolour - fickle as they come, yet horribly exciting in its unexpectedness.

Both your paintings are very well done considering you painted along. They even stand up well on their own merit. :clap: :clap: :clap:

These exercises were to get you and the others to experience the feeling of the wet in wet and dropping in colours and see what happens when the paper dries out before one has finished an area.

I'm extremely happy with what has been happening with everyone on the course so far.
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Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 05:20:04 PM
Karen, awesome work!  Love it!   :congrats:
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Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 05:41:28 PM
I am amazed at the speed of your responses Nina and Lillian and Dennis. Thank you. I have to learn to leave colours alone before they muddy and misshape themselves  I can see a lot of value now in a quick preliminary colur sketch too.
 I saw an awesome sky the other evening towards dark. it was dark red - everything -sky and clouds and water and no-one would believe it if you painted it.


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Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 07:15:39 PM
 :clap: Great job!
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Reply #10 on: February 27, 2012, 10:42:09 AM
Great job Karen :clap: I suspect the reason why you are not happy is because the colours are too dark, next time keep them more to the pastel side and you will see the huge difference O0


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Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 12:56:04 PM
Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap: nicely done  O0
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Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 05:15:25 PM
I think you did a banner job Karen.  :clap:  Clouds in general have been a real bane for me, you are doing exceptionally well.
This is not a recommendation, more curiosity. Dennis, if the colours come out too dark or brighter than intended is it possible to do a very light wash over the top to tone them down a bit?
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Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 05:56:37 PM
If an area is too dark for one's liking then the only way to lighten it is by washing out that area and painting  it over again. Some time back I did a small video on how that is done.
How to lighten a dark patch


If the area is too bright then it is indeed possible to lower the intensity by a very light wash of the complimentary colour. Experiment on a separate piece of paper first BEFORE attempting it on the actual original.
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Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 12:34:20 AM
 :heeha:  :clap: :clap: :clap: Fabulous informative demo...  :thankyou: Dennis  O0
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