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Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012, 09:58:26 AM
Wow...the "Three Muskateers" did a bang up job!!!  Terrific and such a great outcome. They are beautiful. You can feel the breeze off of them!!
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Reply #16 on: July 09, 2012, 02:50:52 PM
Guys You all did great work Lovely paintings. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #17 on: July 09, 2012, 02:59:06 PM
 :congrats: Mary, you did a splendid job painting along with Dennis!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You put me to shame!  I haven't attempted to paint along yet.   :-\
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Reply #18 on: July 09, 2012, 03:18:47 PM
Oh, Lillian....you are just so kind-hearted.  I've no doubt you could do so in a heartbeat.  It was an amazing exercise...the kind of "flow" experienced where you lose all sense of time and space where I believe is the source of all joy.  What masters we have for teachers.


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Reply #19 on: July 09, 2012, 03:20:45 PM
Mary, I agree wholeheartedly!  We have MASTERS for teachers.   :cloud9:
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Reply #20 on: July 11, 2012, 02:02:46 PM
Well done for those who painted along - I think you did a great job.   I was happy I was able to preserve some of the whites without masking :)


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Reply #21 on: July 11, 2012, 02:18:10 PM
Anita, the waterfall painting looks excellent!  The water splashing over the top fall looks very realistic and I really like your rocks!   O0
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Reply #22 on: July 11, 2012, 02:51:12 PM
Well done, Anita!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #23 on: July 11, 2012, 03:59:32 PM
Well done Anita...preserving whites is a chore at the best of times and you have done an exceptional job without masking!   :heeha:
 :congrats:  Lovely painting.   O0
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Reply #24 on: July 11, 2012, 05:53:14 PM
What more can I say?  Anita, you have done everything I set out for you to do and you have done it well  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can't fault your painting  :yippee:
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Reply #25 on: July 12, 2012, 12:43:51 AM
   did try to post this on the forum last nite but for some reason wouldn't do it.  any-how this is my painting of the waterfall 2, not really happy with it  :(  would welcome your comments.   anita i think you did an excellent job of yours well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #26 on: July 12, 2012, 02:39:13 AM
Jennylynn, one of the hardest things to do in watercolor is to preserve the whites.  I see you managed to do that at the top of the waterfalls and the bottom splashes.    :congrats:  I like your rocks too.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

No masking fluid was used in this painting.  I think Dennis wants us to step up to doing more negative painting.  That can be tricky.

I know you don't mind honest feedback, I know I really appreciate it.  There's a lot to be learned when we exchange our views on our work. 

Anyway, I see the water in your painting as being rather flat.  I was thinking, as Dennis was painting, that he was making the water look dark by adding darks but actually, it makes the light look lighter.

PLEASE DON'T DO ANYTHING UNTIL DENNIS COMES ALONG!  He will steer you in the right direction, don't take my word for anything!

You are really catching on to watercolor painting and your progress is amazing!  It excites me to see you doing so well!   :yippee:
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Reply #27 on: July 12, 2012, 03:13:29 AM
Bless you lillian  :)   I looked and looked at this painting, knew that it wasn't right but couldn't see it!!  although it was staring me in the face!  thankyou for your honest feedback, that's what i appreciate on this forum. that's how we learn isn't it  :clap:   I will have another look at it, but like you say i will see  what dennis the teacher says first.  I also feel that i am improving  :D  even if it is slowly  :2funny:  you give me so much encouragement thankyou lillian  :1hug:  :flowers:
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Reply #28 on: July 12, 2012, 06:32:13 AM
 :wave:  Jenny, having not seen this lesson as yet, I hadn't realized you were reserving the whites without masking. That's an accomplishment.   O0  My suggestion would be to put some tiny specks/bits of blue and or brown colour in the whites to give more of a sense of splash at the bottoms on the rocks.
Well done    :clap:   :clap:
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Reply #29 on: July 12, 2012, 12:17:55 PM
Jennylyn, good going - keep at it  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

The left edges of each of the "falls" is too much of a straight line. Gently lift off some of the dark brown until the edges  merge softly into each other. The little "holes" we left on the paper is actually part of the spray and water droplets. I'll explain this more in the next class. Don't do anything until then. There are others who are also battling with same area.

The comments from Lillian and Val are valid. By adding the darker streaks you are actually indicating the little "valleys" in the flowing water and adding interest to an otherwise flat area. Where the water comes out from under the rock on the left fill in that white line - that area is all in deep shadow.  I am happy with your progress. Don't judge your progress with others as each learns in a different way and speed. It's what YOU are learning that counts.

TEASER:  A totally different aspect with the next Waterfalls lesson  :)
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