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Reply #30 on: August 18, 2012, 11:59:24 AM
Much better, Lillian!  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #31 on: August 18, 2012, 12:10:35 PM
Dianne, you really think so?  ...you being too kind?  You're such a sweetie!   :1hug:

I'm not real sure, myself.  I think I get the idea of what Dennis intended in the exercise, but did I pull it off?

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Reply #32 on: August 18, 2012, 12:21:42 PM
Well Lillian Not bad. If I may suggest. I think the blue on the swans next is a little to much though. You might take some of it off.
Still a nice painting.  O0
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Reply #33 on: August 18, 2012, 03:02:47 PM
You've done well smoothing out the water.   :clap:  I agree with Nina the blue on the swan's neck is a bit too intense. I think lightening it up just a bit would do nicely.   :clap:
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polliwag

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Reply #34 on: August 18, 2012, 04:55:42 PM
I did think it was a lot of blue, but I did not see the exercise/tutorial--whatever it was that you were painting from.  I did see improvement in the water and I thought it looked pretty good.  So.. less blue? maybe.. I'm no expert for sure.  I have faith in you though.  If it's not right, I'm sure you will soon get it right! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Dianne

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Reply #35 on: August 18, 2012, 06:23:31 PM
Gorgeous swan Lillian! :)
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Reply #36 on: August 18, 2012, 06:44:37 PM
Nina, Val, Dianne and Natalie,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for your kind comments and advice.

In the exercise, the swan's neck is very dark.  I guess you would say it's 'back lighting'.
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Reply #37 on: August 19, 2012, 03:03:39 AM
This was one of the lessons I had very poor internet and I missed a lot of bits. I'm finding the replays are eating up a lot of time and $$$ so I won't watch them until I'm ready to do them. Oh well, at least it works.  :)

Still, your swan is very well done regardless   :clap:   :clap:
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Reply #38 on: August 19, 2012, 05:19:23 AM
 :thankyou: Val

I value your feedback.  You're always encouraging and you light up my life!   :smitten:   :1hug:

I'll be missing the class today.  I'll take the opportunity to take a step forward toward getting caught up with the watercolor classes.
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Reply #39 on: August 29, 2012, 02:20:01 PM
(I took the picture at an angle.)  :P I haven't been able to paint anything for months!!! :'(  Always so much going on to hinder my play time! Finally, found a small window of opportunity! I am sooooo far behind!!!
Anyway, finished this one. I REALLY struggle with bushes!  As always, I could write a paragraph about what I don't like, but Dennis said that's a big No No!

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Reply #40 on: August 29, 2012, 02:23:22 PM
I think it's gorgeous!  :yippee:
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Reply #41 on: August 29, 2012, 02:45:35 PM
C.B beautiful job. I like your bushes. your reflections look good to.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
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Reply #42 on: August 29, 2012, 02:51:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lookin' Good, CB!
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Reply #43 on: August 29, 2012, 05:46:42 PM
C., I think it's supposed to look exactly like that!  Your bushes look fine to me.

The light is shining beautifully in your painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nice to see you had some time to play in the water.   :yippee:
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Reply #44 on: August 29, 2012, 05:57:53 PM
That is a real beauty C.   :clap:   :clap:  Ireally.like your depth of colour.   O0
Cheers, Val

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