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dennis

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on: April 20, 2012, 01:07:32 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

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Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 09:13:16 PM
Whoop I'm in this one, but won't be able to watch the live lesson... will wait for the replay though, so have fun everyone... and thanks Dennis  :flowers:


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Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 10:13:24 PM
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Harald

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Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 02:03:52 PM
My first peone.


Karen

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Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 02:55:27 PM
I like your peony better than mine, Harald - its got more variation in shadow and nice colours.
I missed the last maybe quarter of the lesson. I heard Dennis for a while over a frozen picture of the half painted flower then his voice went too - and the picture - strange. I tried to log in on another computer but had the same result -  my speed is about 10 megabits per sec. so it should be ok. Did others have the same problem besides Jennylyn?
I just finished the peonie as best I could. I'll wait  to see the phot and Dennis finished one to see waht else i should have done


Gloria

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Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 03:12:40 PM
That's very well done Karen, especially painting along and not seeing some of it. You are a natural.


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Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 03:19:36 PM
Ok here is mine. My waterdrop looks like a mole.  :2funny: :2funny: It was still fun to do. Thanks Dennis.  O0
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Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 03:22:46 PM
Karen and Harald nice job on yours.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 03:41:03 PM
Nina, did you forget to post your peonie painting?

Harald, very nicely done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Karen, you did a fantastic paint along, especially considering all the connection problems.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 03:45:26 PM
Oh Nina, I just saw your peonie on the forum gallery.   :congrats:

It's beautiful!  You're amazing!!!
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Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 04:02:27 PM
I looked on the gallery too, Nina - very well painted and lovely pinks. I can't see your waterdrop well so it can't be too bad! I'll wait for the replay to remind myself how to do them. - Yours and Harald's peony helped me fix the stamens in mine - thanks! -I wish it was as easy to wash out and fix things in acrylics!








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Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 04:45:25 PM
I'm sorry I had a senior moment.  :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 04:47:59 PM
Karen acrylics is the easiest to fix I think. I work in them all the time. What is your problem?
Nina.  :flowers:
PS Thanks for the comments on the peonie.  ;D
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Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 06:12:34 PM
Good job on  the peony, Nina. :clap:


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Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 08:34:04 PM
Beautiful peonies Harald, Karen and Nina - you're all doing an excellent job at painting along with Dennis... I will try mine as soon as the replay is available... could only watch for about 40 minutes then had to run.

I have come to make peace with watercolours and really love the whole process, from the paper to the last accent strokes.  I know I still have a lot to learn and this will take time, but yay!!!! for wc's!!

And Dennis, a question: could you demonstrate sometime how one should do stretching wc paper using paper gum strips?  I find my paper doesn't stay flat enough.... maybe I'm using too much water or something?  I'm using the recommended 300 gsm

Thanks PB masters  :dance:


 

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