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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #45 on: June 25, 2012, 02:44:00 PM
Honestly...I just can't seem to get trees...or much else for that matter!  LOL...watercolors are not my friends! 



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Reply #46 on: June 25, 2012, 03:12:24 PM
 Heyyyyyyyyyyyy!  Hold on a mighty minute!!!  I like your painting, Mary!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

None of us are going to do the painting exactly the same as Dennis does his.

Take it easy on yourself girl!

"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 #47 on: June 25, 2012, 03:26:16 PM
I agree with Lillian, your painting looks good. Just take a look at the essential tonal ranges you've achieved by screwing your eyes up. That light area leads us right into the painting Mary! Perfect.  Keep onwards kid ;)  :clap: O0
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Reply #48 on: June 25, 2012, 03:56:09 PM
very nice Mary, I also think your painting is lovely   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny
Happy Painting


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Reply #49 on: June 25, 2012, 06:10:51 PM
Mary, for the amount of time and number of paintings you have produced (short period of time) you are progressing very well. :clap: :clap: :clap:

What matters is that you are doing your best at the moment - and this counts for all the others as well. A fast learner or a slow earner is NOT what matters. What matters is that you are DOING something and there is progress all the time. To you it may seem slow but others, looking from the outside, can see progress better than you can.

A journey of a thousand miles ALWAYS begins with those first few steps. You are at the beginning of those few steps. Look to the rewards you will be going to reap as you progress from station to station.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #50 on: June 25, 2012, 06:55:19 PM
Heyyyyyyyyyyyy!  Hold on a mighty minute!!!  I like your painting, Mary!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

None of us are going to do the painting exactly the same as Dennis does his.

Take it easy on yourself girl!

Oh, Lillian...you're such a spirit lifter....you always strike just the right note...ok!  I have my marching orders!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:


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Reply #51 on: June 25, 2012, 06:57:21 PM
I agree with Lillian, your painting looks good. Just take a look at the essential tonal ranges you've achieved by screwing your eyes up. That light area leads us right into the painting Mary! Perfect.  Keep onwards kid ;)  :clap: O0


Thanks, Tony...I didn't see the tonal ranges because I had my eyes closed after I finished it!  I'm happy you could see something in it even if I don't though and thank you so much for saying so.   :flowers:


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Reply #52 on: June 25, 2012, 06:58:21 PM
very nice Mary, I also think your painting is lovely   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny

Penny - thank you so much...I really appreciate your saying so.   :)


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Reply #53 on: June 25, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
Lovely painting Mary  O0 O0 O0 O0
Bhavna


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Reply #54 on: June 25, 2012, 07:11:47 PM
Bhavna - Thank you SO much.  I truly appreciate it. 


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Reply #55 on: June 25, 2012, 07:20:34 PM
Mary, for the amount of time and number of paintings you have produced (short period of time) you are progressing very well. :clap: :clap: :clap:

What matters is that you are doing your best at the moment - and this counts for all the others as well. A fast learner or a slow earner is NOT what matters. What matters is that you are DOING something and there is progress all the time. To you it may seem slow but others, looking from the outside, can see progress better than you can.

A journey of a thousand miles ALWAYS begins with those first few steps. You are at the beginning of those few steps. Look to the rewards you will be going to reap as you progress from station to station.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dennis - thank you so much...your wisdom is such a treasure to me.  I don't know why it is that I can't seem to see any merit in my work and I want to understand why that is.  I start out with the highest of hopes saying oh yes, I can do this one and then, something happens in the middle of it and suddenly, it all becomes a blur when I see the mistake and panic in trying to figure out how to fix it.  And by the end, the whole thing is just a jumble in front of my eyes.  It's mystifying to me because I love love love every part of the process and get totally lost in the doing of it but in true confession, I have not once framed anything I've done or even signed it.  Sometimes I think I should just sit down, put the brush in my hand and just let it take me wherever it goes just to see if that would help me.  I know I'm my own worst critic and I really want to understand what I need to do to change that.  I'm going to work very hard to overcome this barrier that I don't think even belongs in creating art so please know that I take all your words and those of all the "family" very much to heart and may I'll be able to silence the critic on my shoulder.  Thank you for helping me.  I truly love this magical place. 


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Reply #56 on: June 26, 2012, 12:29:34 AM
mary your painting is great!!  like lillian said we are not going to produce paintings just like dennis, we are all different in the wat we produce our paintings.  i would disagree with you about you and watercolours, your doing a great job  O0   I think we both have had problems with trees but we ARE overcoming them be POSITIVE  Look at it this way this is a learning curve for us and let's face it we are learning don't be so hard on yourself!  I know I can't talk! but together we can do this  :1hug:
jennylynn


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Reply #57 on: June 26, 2012, 12:59:45 AM
Mary, please do me a great favour - take everyone of your paintings (good and what you think is no good) and SIGN them. As you sign them tell yourself ALOUD that you are a great artist (and believe it) and also tell yourself ALOUD that, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better!" By doing this you are telling yourself that you are the one that's adding another autographed brick to the eventual skyscraper  O0

You have to physically voice it to fix it into your subconscious mind. Get yourself into the habit of voicing this to yourself at least once per day. Put note on your fridge to remind you. Will you promise to do this? I am being deadly serious about this because it works.

Everyone who reads this post should do the same.
If you want success then, "Believe the things that are not as though they were." Romans 4:17
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #58 on: June 26, 2012, 04:14:47 AM
Dennis,  :thankyou:

Romans 4:17-- The ultimate in positive thinking.

I have just now pinned that note on my refrigerator door and I will start trying to believe it because it's

                                      ORDERS FROM HEADQUARTERS  O0

                         
"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 #59 on: June 26, 2012, 08:32:54 AM
Amen Lillian,
Mary I understand where you are coming from. I have been there. Even when my family told me my paintings were great. I still did not believe it. But I must say being a part of the paint basket family has helped me tremendously. Everybody on here have encouraged me. Just like they do you. I say to myself you are an artist. You paint beautiful paintings. I now know I do. I have even stepped out in faith and showed my work. I got calls from people who thought my work was beautiful. it will happen to you to. Keep it up, dont get discouraged. Put your pictures in a mat. And set them in your front room where you sit. and look at them. that is what I do. Just putting a mat around them helps.
Nina  :1hug:
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