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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #15 on: May 28, 2012, 11:08:15 AM
What a collection of outstanding paintings...each one has it's own flavor and character.  Great job, everyone.  I have to wait for the video replay because company dared to drop in on me at lesson time!!! 


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Reply #16 on: May 28, 2012, 11:19:03 AM
Thanks everybody for the encouraging words.  :hug: Dennis it blesses my heart that we encourage you to. You are a kind a generous man to take time out of your life to teach us..  :1hug:
I do enjoy watercolor. if I could only control it.  :2funny: :2funny:
My biggest problem is adding water on top of what I already put on. And guess what cauliflower. The funny thing about it is I keep telling myself don't do it.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:  :flowers:
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Reply #17 on: May 28, 2012, 06:40:37 PM
Nina, I keep saying to myself, "Wait!!! Wait 'til it dries!!!"   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

It's so tempting to be in a hurry and go into a wet area with too much water on my brush!

"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #18 on: May 31, 2012, 11:51:08 PM
hi all this is my posting of my painting,  I think perhaps the sky is a bit dark, quite happy with the rest I think!! would appreciate your comments as always
jennylynn


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Reply #19 on: June 01, 2012, 02:15:34 AM
hi all this is my posting of my painting,  I think perhaps the sky is a bit dark, quite happy with the rest I think!! would appreciate your comments as always


Hi Jennylynn,
                    I spotted your painting on the forum front page and then on the updates. It's not actually showing up here so, here it is:

Larger image here in your gallery link:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2815

I think you've done a lovely job. It's very wintry looking and that snow on the tree is amazing! I just want to pull a branch and get covered! It's a picture worthy of being on a Xmas card. Beautiful. Only one area I can see that troubles me is, the smoke from the chimney. Other than that, I love it.
Congratulations :clap: :clap:!
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Reply #20 on: June 01, 2012, 04:16:27 AM
Jennylynn, nice work!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Let Dennis be the judge, but I think maybe your little green tree/bushes on the hills might be a bit too bright.

Don't touch it 'til the  :smart: one comes by.
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #21 on: June 01, 2012, 05:21:38 AM
 :thankyou:  tony for submitting my pic on the forum always forgetting to put it on!! :idiot2:  and thanks for your comments, also thankyou lillian and as regards trees/bushes i think you may be right
jennylynn


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Reply #22 on: June 01, 2012, 05:42:48 AM
Jenny - a Christmas card indeed!  I'm only halfway through mine and you've given me inspiration!


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Reply #23 on: June 01, 2012, 07:20:28 AM
 :thankyou:  mary
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Reply #24 on: June 01, 2012, 08:11:40 AM
I've been trying to remember what this painting reminds me of. I've got it! When we were kids, we used to have those Advent Calendars where you open the little windows to reveal pictures underneath (not chocolates like now!) and, there was always the winter festive scene just like this. They were great moments and this took me back.
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Reply #25 on: June 01, 2012, 04:19:37 PM
Nice snow scene, Jennylynn, I like the delicate blue shadows - I added my tree shadows a bit late and made them too strong. I thought about what Lillian said. The very green little  trees along the valleys in the painting turn your picture into a design more than a painting.
I'd like to ask Dennis if dropping water onto the smoke would make it spread out more or would you just end up with cauliflowers? What would happen if you smudged the wet smoke with a tissue, like making clouds?
We might all be painting our own christmas cards this year! But wait - mine should show sunny beaches and Pohutukawa trees. We are very conflicted in this part of the world at Christmas time!


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Reply #26 on: June 01, 2012, 06:36:30 PM
I see some of you are becoming sharp at observing paintings now  :clap: :clap: :clap: That's what I like to see 

Yes, the little trees on the far hill are much too bright - they should be lighter and a blue green. They should not be spaced out like soldiers in a row - rather a bit more randomly. The smoke is normally a very difficult one for beginners. I should have actually just added a few whispy stripes instead of the wipe-out way. The smoke has bee taken too far up in the same thickness. It should have rather just trailed away into nothing.

Other than that a very nice painting indeed  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #27 on: June 01, 2012, 10:44:18 PM
 :thankyou:  all for your comments, dennis I think I will do another one of this one and correct the mistakes post it when done thankyou
jennylynn


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Reply #28 on: June 02, 2012, 09:53:32 AM
Here is my attempt at the trees in winter.  Still not a fan of snow, even if it is pretty!


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Reply #29 on: June 02, 2012, 09:57:33 AM
Gail!  Beautifully done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I live your big pine tree, the sky is awesome!  Real nice all around!
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


 

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