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jennylynn

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Reply #30 on: June 13, 2012, 01:34:35 PM
mary love your big blossom tree and trunk  :clap:  also your people!  admittedly  the other trees are a little dark but still really well done BRAVO!!!
jennylynn


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Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012, 06:49:08 PM
Mary,

I  love your big tree, somehow it feels "magical' to me.

It delights the kid in me :D

Brian
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Reply #32 on: June 14, 2012, 04:54:51 AM
Mary, I really like the large tree trunk.  You did a really good job on the little people walking down the path.  Mine always seem to look deformed! ???   :)
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Reply #33 on: June 14, 2012, 05:57:41 AM
Unfortunately  the time zones got the better or me.  :tickedoff:  So I didn't get to see much. I think you've done a good job.   :clap:  My only thoughts would be to lighten the two 'coloured' trees a bit to give more depth. Very well done.   O0


Lillian and Val...Thank you!  I really enjoyed this one...something about it seems so feminine and delicate (unless you're glopping down big spots on tree tops creating flowers that would have to weigh a ton of bricks  :2funny:) and it was great fun to do.  Definitely going to lighten those trees...it's so funny how I don't seem to see those glaring things until I take the picture!  My camera has its own set of eyes...and better than mine!   :2funny:


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Reply #34 on: June 14, 2012, 06:02:27 AM
Mary, you are worrying for nothing. You have captured the technique very nicely.  :clap: :clap: :clap: the more you play with it the better it will become. The tree trunk is fabulous - well done  :clap:

You became over enthusiastic, like some of the others, and added masking fluid into the two middle trees and made them too dark. They should not have blossoms - too far away for detail - and everything gets lighter as they recede into the distance. Other than that - well done  O0


Dennis - THANK YOU!  There's just something about that masking fluid...I put down one drop and my mind says MORE MORE MORE!  I LOVE playing with it and as you note, much too much which is why half the bottle got spilled on it after I took the picture...hopefully, it'll be dry today and I can peel it off!  And this isn't the first time I've done that either...you'd think I'd know to move it out of the line of fire by now!  If not, this is definitely one for my do-over file.  I just loved this scene...well, I say that about all of them actually...LOL.  Thank you again!


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Reply #35 on: June 14, 2012, 06:04:12 AM
mary love your big blossom tree and trunk  :clap:  also your people!  admittedly  the other trees are a little dark but still really well done BRAVO!!!


Thank YOU, Jenny!  I had to laugh as I was in the middle of it...I actually thought of you and wondered how you were making out given we both had a bit of a struggle with Trees #2 and I really did chuckle out loud!  But persevere we must!   :2funny:


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Reply #36 on: June 14, 2012, 06:05:51 AM
Mary,

I  love your big tree, somehow it feels "magical' to me.

It delights the kid in me :D

Brian


What a "delightful" thing to say, Brian!  All IIII could think about was those big scary trees that came down to snatch Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz!  Now you've got me laughing!  And thank you for giving me a different lens to view from.   :)


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Reply #37 on: June 14, 2012, 06:09:24 AM
Mary, I really like the large tree trunk.  You did a really good job on the little people walking down the path.  Mine always seem to look deformed! ???   :)


C!  The "little people!"   :2funny:  You should have seen me trying to do them....I almost fainted from holding my breath so long before I put the little drops down...when you look at him, doesn't the little boy look like he's wearing a little hat?  Unintentional but now, all I see is a little emperor or something taking a walk with his mother... :2funny:


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Reply #38 on: June 14, 2012, 06:59:11 AM
Mary - to loosely quote the good witch from the Wizard of Oz-"you could always do it".  You just needed to know you could.  Glad you enjoyed this one!


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Reply #39 on: June 14, 2012, 08:20:40 AM
Gail - so THAT'S why I've been clicking my heels endlessly!   :2funny: :thankyou:


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Reply #40 on: June 15, 2012, 09:05:27 AM
well not ecstatic about this one but better than the summer trees
jennylynn


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Reply #41 on: June 15, 2012, 09:25:04 AM
Your painting is pretty cute, Jennylynn.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just keep trying, keep practicing and don't give up!  Watercolor isn't easy.  It takes a while to get the hang of it but you will.

Just try to follow the replay as closely as you can.
"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 #42 on: June 15, 2012, 09:39:33 AM
 :thankyou:  lillian, i will persevere with my watercolour paintings, i know i will get there!  it may take me the rest of my lifetime though  :2funny:
jennylynn


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Reply #43 on: June 15, 2012, 01:08:46 PM
 O0  I may never arrive where I want to be either, but we'll both have fun on the way.   :dance: :yippee:
"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 #44 on: June 15, 2012, 01:52:13 PM
I will also never arrive where I want to be - life is too short for that  ;)

It is an extremely long journey from out of the desert to the land of beauty and abundance. The road does get prettier along the way and if, perchance, you happen to look back, you will see the desert disappearing behind you. The next exciting bit of the journey is just over the next rise - ad infinitum  :clap: :clap: :clap:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


 

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