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jennylynn

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on: June 15, 2012, 08:38:33 AM
hi all didn't know exactly where to put this. so forgive me if in wrong place.  spent this afternoon mixing greens,  have loaded them just hope you understand how I did them, put
the main colour I used on left hand side, across the top the colours that i mixed main with, and also put how many spots of the colour i mixed with the main. does that make sense?
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    these were mixed with winsor & newton cotman paints   
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Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 08:42:30 AM
hi all just loaded all the mixing greens, problem is they don't look as green on here as on my paper must be the scanner!
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Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 08:46:08 AM
Hi Jennylynn,

I saw your hard work in the gallery before you came to post.  I'm sure this will be a big help to you when it comes to painting.

I just came across an interesting book.  You'll see what I posted today.

I hope you have a good productive day, happily  :painting:
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Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 09:17:29 AM
 :thankyou:  lillian  for your lovely post as regards the mixing of my greens, what book are you referring to, had a look in the forum but couldn't find it, what is it listed under?
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Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 09:21:54 AM
It's under Tony's  The Eggsecution...

You'll see it in the list on the home  page.   :)
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Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 09:34:51 AM
thankyou lillian found it  :)
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Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 02:14:30 PM
Jennylynn  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I hope all the others are doing or going to do what you have just done. I mentioned doing this right in the beginning of the lessons.

Just look at how many variations of green you get from just those few colours you have in the box. ALL the greens you will ever need for a very long time  O0 These are your reference sheets and should be carefully filed away. I'm proud of you.
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Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 04:03:13 PM
Jennylynn

Nice work, just one question, you used 1, 2, 3, 4 'spots' for the mixer. How many 'spots' did you use for the base colour?

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Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 05:39:24 PM
 :clap:   :clap:  Well done Jenny .... I can see orchards springing up!   :clap:   ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 12:06:41 AM
thanks everyone for your very kind words!  batman I used a no 10 round brush and for the main colour I used the side of the brush to pick up the main colour twice hope that makes sense!!   dennis these have been pasted into my sketch book!!  gonna practice trees now   :2funny:  wonder how they'll turn out!!!
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Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 11:39:12 AM
We will still be painting lots of trees in the landscapes to come O0
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Reply #11 on: June 16, 2012, 01:10:50 PM
 :yippee:  :thankyou:  dennis   I need all the practice I can get   O0
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Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 02:14:23 PM
Hi Jenny...I, too, did lesson #6 again, and it sure helps when all of a sudden you need a color and can't remember how to get there.  My wheel doesn't help me sometimes as I used the 'opposite' color for shade, and not the other two opposites, so the mixing of the greens and the shading have helped.
Now, I have to do it again for my new paints.
You did a great job, and I know it will sure be an aid to you later on.
I will put mine in a sleeve or have it laminated and keep it close at hand!
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Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 10:30:14 PM
I've enjoyed reading this ongoing thread.  :clap:
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