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dennis

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on: May 18, 2012, 11:06:47 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

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In this lesson we will be painting bricks, stonework, masonry and roof tiles.
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Karen

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Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 03:30:11 PM
I found it easier to keep up this time Dennis. Your describing  a bit of detail of your finished painting before you started really helped get a good idea of where you were going. I'm still scrambling with colour mixes. Is there any chance you can tell us the paint colours you will use before you start! Thanks for the lesson - i like your bulding sketch better than the other buildings you showed us.



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Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 04:01:02 PM
I can see great improvement in your paintings already. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: Very well painted  O0
Can you see that you don't have to paint every detail, and also that accurately, to make a very good presentable painting.

I have 2 problems with the boundary walls:
1. The "boulder" walls don't line up with the result the left one is skewing towards the house instead of lining up with the one on the right. The bottom of the walls should follow the same line.
2. The joints of the layers on top of the walls must be very much flatter. At the moment they give the impression that they slope down towards the pavement instead of having a flat top.

It is not always possible to tell which of the colours I will be using. It all depends on how the painting is progressing at that moment. Unless I mention it I won't be using colours other than the ones mentioned in the first free introductory lesson.

Like today I only used burnt sienna, touch of cad Yellow, yellow ochre, aliz crimson and Ultramarine, and a touch of orange. These are the ones I use the most.
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Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 04:35:25 PM
Karen, you did an amazing job on your painting!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 04:38:44 PM
absolutely beautiful Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny
Happy Painting


Karen

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Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 05:02:56 PM
thank you Lillian and Penny. I appreciate your finding the time to comment and how positive you are. Dennis your advice is very helpful. I find it quite easy to miss stuff that needs fixing and I don't notice until a few weeks later - if ever. It's great having a professional pair of eyes looking too.


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Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 05:24:22 PM
It's my pleasure. That's  why we have these Lessons to be able to push you all up into a higher bracket. Our goal is to see as many of you as possible painting high quality paintings by the end of this year and even higher after that.
 It is a win win situation for all of us.

There are many of you making great strides in your work  :clap: :clap: :clap: Keep at it -you never know what the end result and reward is going to be  ;)   O0
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Karen

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Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 05:50:51 PM
I've tried to fix the wall alignment, the tops of the walls some sky and bushes.


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Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 06:22:31 PM
Nice work. Excellently fixed up  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 10:40:57 PM
Karen...truly awesome job you have done here  :heeha:  :clap: :clap: :clap: ... Love the colours you used as well as being able to fix it up where Dennis suggested... you have truly done an amazing job! Well done  :twothumbs: :congrats:
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Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 11:30:07 PM
Wow! Karen, I missed this one and glad I've found it. It's a lovely painting and, I've enjoyed reading the comments and Dennis's advice. The subject looks good and I think the colours are very nice.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 01:44:03 AM
Very fine work.


Lillian

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Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 03:33:02 AM
Karen, you amaze me!  So well done!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: May 21, 2012, 04:03:41 AM
Karen, you are soo fast! Your painting looks very good! :clap:
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Reply #14 on: May 21, 2012, 06:59:01 AM
Great work Karen.


 

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