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dennis

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on: June 09, 2012, 02:19:34 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 Lesson 22 Template and Instructions

Please have your masking ready for those of you who will be painting along
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Karen

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Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 08:47:55 PM
I'm not very happy with my trees but i am posting them anyway. I think next time I will have bigger blobs for the blossom on my big tree and try for more uneven ones on the little trees. I enjoyed the lesson Dennis. I have some blossom tree pictures i took in Japan when the blossom was out (only for a week) and the ground looks like there has been a snow fall because it is covered in flowers - not even enough contrast to paint - but it is beautiful.


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Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 08:54:13 PM
I forgot - the end of the lesson - about the last 15 minutes disappeared into buffering but the end of the lesson didn't arrive at all. I don't know why this is happening to my lessons - I think I have enough internet resources and I'm using a computer with plenty of available memory. After each lesson lately I can't post for a while. I get a server error message. I guess everything gets solved with the replay but if I'm doing something wrong I'd like to fix it. Is it just that the site gets a bit overloaded?


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Reply #3 on: June 10, 2012, 10:34:45 PM
Still a very nice painting. You did well as you have grasped the techniques.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Yes, I agree that the masking blobs can be bigger in order to bring the blossoms closer to you. The two small centre trees I merged and specifically did not add any blossoms to them as they were too far away to show detail. This gives distance perspective. With the blossoms you have brought them very much nearer.

Glad you enjoyed the lesson - hope the others did as well.

About the Japan photos - you can add contrast to suit. Even if there is snow on the ground you do not need to add it into the painting.  In this case just reduce the number of flowers on the ground to let the ground colour show through.O0
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Karen

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Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 11:55:46 PM
I tried to redo this according to your suggestions Dennis.


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Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 01:52:56 AM
That's much better  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 02:31:17 AM
Karen, your painting is beautiful!  Nicely done, so delicate.  Love it.!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 05:01:35 AM
Lovely job, Karen!   :clap:   :clap:   I had the same thought about the petals on the ground. I went to DC in the Spring when the cherry blossoms were out and this lesson reminded me of that. If I ever find the time to actually get to paint this lesson, I think I will try to put some fallen petals on the ground.
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Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 07:14:43 AM
It's so uplifting to see these paintings. Karen, you've done a lovely job and your painting is so atmospheric with spring/summer dreamlike feeling. Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 08:36:49 AM
well done karen you have made a beautiful painting, i admire you for following the lesson!!   like you I thoroughly enjoyed  the lesson, as always!
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Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 01:58:26 PM
here is my paint along.  It is fun to paint along and not worry about whether everything is just "so".   No time for that.  I like the colours, but probably not the best painting I've even done.  Though my daughter liked it, probably because of it's simplicity. Will try a larger version later.


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Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 03:19:14 PM
Super job Karen   :clap:   :clap:

Gail, I really like the colouring in the tree up front. Beautiful.   O0
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Karen

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Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 03:37:30 PM
I  like the drama and the brighter colour and  the nice clean contrasts in your painting Gail. I want to paint another set of trees but I'M not sure exactly how yet.





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Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 04:29:50 PM
I'm treating these paint-alongs as a separate thing, doing them in a smaller size now, and not worrying too much how they look.  It feels a lot more spontaneous when you have to work quickly so its a challenge, but a fun one. I have started the first one in a larger format, which I like, but is quite different than the small versions.   I too love the "pink snow" that falls around the trees in the spring.  Here in Victoria, it seems that every tree on the street has to be one that flowers, and most streets are lined with these trees.  The streets and sidewalks are pink throughout the whole city in the spring-especially after a wind storm. This gaiety happens for a number of weeks as each fruit and nut tree goes through its show.  Got to love the spring


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Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 05:13:30 PM
Nice trees Gail and Karen.  O0

Can't wait to get further advanced for this stuff, but I'm only up to week 9 in catching up.

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