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dennis

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on: April 13, 2012, 02:44:51 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

Download the template HERE
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Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 02:25:28 PM
Dennis wanted to say thanks for another great class. I have a suggestion. I thought of this when you were doing the class. You know when you begin the painting you trace out the subject. How about already have one completely {traced}. Then take another one and show a little bit how you trace for the newbies. It would save you a lot of time.
Just an idea. Or as we say here, Food for thought.  ;D Have a great day today.  :yippee:
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Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 02:47:59 PM
Grest idea Nina. I was thinking the same.


Karen

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Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 03:22:59 PM
I painted along.
Because I didn't get the outline before the class I wouldn't have been able to do this today if you hadn't traced the whole bird. I could get the tracing done in advance if I could work out how to get the template a bit sooner. As Nina and Gloria say it would give you more time if you need it Dennis.
I have fixed the back feathers which are a bit disconnected in this photo - my camera battery has died so will not post it 
until i've had another look at the photo of the bird. I put too much masking fluid on the neck and had to fiddle with it.

Thanks for the lesson Dennis - It's an interesting challenge!


dennis

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Reply #4 on: April 15, 2012, 03:23:28 PM
Good suggestion and will implement it.  :thankyou: It will save quite a bit of time.
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Karen

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Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 03:25:41 PM
Oops, forgot to post


dennis

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Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 03:29:41 PM
Karen, the template is normally given out 48 hrs before the time.

This can be got under the new lesson heading on the live class  postings. Scroll to the top and you will see the date I added the template. In future you can look there.

I also email the template to all who have booked up to 48 hrs before the event.
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Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 03:35:16 PM
Very well done for a paint-along as I had to rush it a bit.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I am surprised that anyone kept up at all  O0

Just check the right hand wing at the top of the page - needs to be fixed up. Also the brown feathers must start higher up towards the neck. Excellent.
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Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012, 04:38:37 PM
Very well done Karen.


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Reply #9 on: April 15, 2012, 05:58:54 PM
Karen, I was wondering if someone was painting along.  I thought it would be an unthinkable challenge.  Then, here, against the odds, you have done a fabulous paint along!   :congrats:

You are amazing!

Dennis, I really enjoyed the class.  Thanks so much.  I learned a lot even about the tui bird.   :)

I was halfway through painting the man in the boat and the water reflections, finished it after the class.

It's been a great day for  :painting:
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Reply #10 on: April 15, 2012, 07:26:01 PM
Glad you enjoyed the class. When I started to paint I thought I would never be able to finish in time. ::)
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Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 07:32:41 PM
Karen..........WOW

Dennis, learned so much today

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Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012, 08:23:27 PM
wow very nice Karen, as usual you produce excellent work. I see big things gonna happen for you one day.  :clap:
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Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012, 08:41:45 PM
I'm looking forward to reading this thread as it progresses. I'm liking these Water Colour studies and productions.
Dennis is amazing at teaching and painting these.  :painting:
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Reply #14 on: April 15, 2012, 09:33:05 PM
 :thankyou: Thanks everyone for your comments and Dennis for your advice. I'm constantly surprised by the amount of encouragement you guys give. I looked at some Tui pics and have fixed the bird a bit but it's too late to get thin feather curls from the white of the paper.
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