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Karen

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Reply #30 on: April 17, 2012, 04:31:04 PM
Dennis is right W, we have a pair of tuis in our Kowhai tree and they look a bit like blackbirds with tiny beards until they get sun on them - like your bird.


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Reply #31 on: April 20, 2012, 12:42:31 PM
I painted a Tui Bird!  What fun!

I'm caught up with the watercolor lessons!   :yippee:

Getting caught up doesn't mean I'm done, I need to go back and repeat some of them.
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Reply #32 on: April 20, 2012, 12:56:54 PM
Lillian, your tui bird is absolutely amazing and you did it so fast.


dennis

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Reply #33 on: April 20, 2012, 01:01:13 PM
Your Tui is looking great  :clap: :clap: :clap: Very happy with what you have done  O0
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Reply #34 on: April 20, 2012, 01:14:02 PM
Lillian Awesome job!!! You are really doing a great job.  O0 O0
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Reply #35 on: April 20, 2012, 01:20:14 PM
Gloria, Dennis, Nina,  :thankyou:  I had fun doing it.

I did the background before the replay was available.  I went by your pdf, Dennis, tried to copycat you.   :)

I painted the bird while watching the replay.

Dennis, I keep running out of the color I've mixed up.  You don't seem to be mixing up large puddles, yet you never run out of paint.  What's the secret???   :confused:
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Reply #36 on: April 20, 2012, 01:55:21 PM
Dunno. Never thought about it ??? I suppose it is down to experience and practice - and guesswork :2funny:

Or maybe I'm doing a bit of sleight-of-hand  >:D
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Reply #37 on: April 20, 2012, 02:28:30 PM
Lillian

Just saw your bird., well a glimpse of it anyway, It took flight right in front of me and flew off :D :D

Talk about realistic.................WOW  :clap: :clap:

It will be a real challenge for this old buzzard to catch that bird!!!  :2funny:

Time to stop "flapping" my "wings" and get back to  :painting:

P.S.  The bird is the EZ part, Now IF i can ever master the  :censored: :censored: :censored: wet washes, :fight: :fight:
Brian



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Lillian

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Reply #38 on: April 20, 2012, 04:11:17 PM
 Dennis, I just thought you might be up to something, hmmm, maybe you have a second pallet, pre mixed colors handy that we don't see.   :D

:thankyou: Brian   :2funny:

You can do this.  Now show us yours!
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Reply #39 on: April 20, 2012, 04:15:04 PM
Awesome job, Lillian.  It's really a beautiful picture, and I love the background.  :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
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Reply #40 on: April 20, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
Tousabella,  :thankyou:

Dennis does such nice compositions and the colors he uses helps us enjoy the learning process.  I tried to copy the background from the pdf.  I had fun doing this.
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Reply #41 on: April 20, 2012, 09:16:03 PM
I like your bird Lillian - and I think you've done a great job on the set of his head and the neck feathers. I had a bit of trouble with both of these.


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Reply #42 on: April 21, 2012, 01:51:19 AM
well done!!  lillian on your painting of the tui bird,  really well done love how you did the feather's  looks so real!!  again well done!
jennylynn


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Reply #43 on: April 21, 2012, 03:55:11 AM
 :thankyou: Karen and Jennylynn. 

Karen, I find it can be a little tricky getting fine lines with masking fluid.  I have heard it can be thinned with a bit of water but I have never tried that.
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Reply #44 on: April 21, 2012, 11:21:45 AM
That's correct.  O0
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