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polliwag

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on: July 14, 2012, 02:08:00 PM
Hello everyone!  I am new and am trying to learn to use this site.  I have uploaded  one of my paintings that I would like your opinion on and suggestions to improve.  I just started watercolor painting a few months ago so I have a lot to learn.  Your opinions will be appreciated.
Dianne
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Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 03:03:12 PM
Welcome to PaintBasket Dianne.

This reminds me of a project as a youth.  We would press drying autumn leaves between wax papersheets and iron them and frame them.  I love the style and colours.

May I recommend changing your name to something that does not include your private e-mail address.  There are dangers in placing your e-mail in a public arena.
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Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 05:26:39 PM
Ah-ha!  Now I see, this must be the first painting you said you posted.

I really like it and I must say, if you are new to watercolour painting, you are doing very well!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You are doing well at finding your way around the site and it's nice to see you posting your work.

I agree with Kelly, maybe omit your email address for safety sake. 
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 05:03:48 PM by dennis »
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Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 05:29:03 PM
Hi Dianne

 :welcome:

I'm new here too and a beginner.  :clap: I like your painting very much especially the colors!
I paint with oils and acrylics since watercolor scares me, lol. So well done!!
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polliwag

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Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 05:53:09 PM
Thank you so much!  I have heard watercolor may be the hardest... of course I would learn that AFTER I began.  I knew a couple of friends who were into watercolor for years.  At that time, I owned and operated a florist shop and worked about 60 hours a week, so I never really had the time.  Now that I am retired, I can spend some time with it.  I absolutely love it, but I know I need to learn patience.  I want to try everything right now!  :)
Thanks again!
Dianne
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 05:06:08 PM by dennis »
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Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 05:58:08 PM
I'm retired as well, Dianne, and finally enjoying what I like to do most,  :painting:

It's nice to have you with us!   :)
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polliwag

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Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 06:06:56 PM
Thank you so much.  It's nice to have this avenue for help and encouragement!!
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Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 06:09:46 PM
 O0   :flowers:
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Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 06:52:36 PM
Wow! A florist shop, so you will be used to creating beauty, not to mention you will know flowers and foliage inside out and back to front!

I'm really looking forward to watching your progress.

Personally I think patience is over-rated, lol (because I don't have any), but enthusiasm and loving what you do, now that's useful.

Best of luck  O0
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 05:10:21 PM by dennis »
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Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 03:43:29 AM
Dianne  :welcome: to the family. Nice job on your watercolor.  O0 O0 One thing about being a part of this family. You will learn. Dennis and Nolan are both good teachers.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #10 on: July 15, 2012, 05:03:53 AM
 :2funny:  I just saw you on another post Dianne.   :bigwelcome:  once again!   :2funny:

I like the composition and colouring of your painting. You're going to do famously in the watercolour course. Dennis is brilliant. Have you had a look at the free w/c lessons yet? I think you'll really enjoy doing the Cosmos.
Enjoy the site, the family, and have fun painting!   :painting:   :yippee:
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 05:46:54 PM
Thanks everyone for your nice comments.  I do think floral design has helped in my painting somewhat... I learned  that the principles of design work in all the arts; however that doesn't necessarily make me a good watercolorist.  I know this is an ever learning process which is a good thing.  When we stop learning, we stop living.  I have enjoyed this site so much thus far.  I have encountered so many nice people.  I wish I could just give you all a :hug: ... consider it done. If I overlook someone who has made such nice comments  to me, please forgive.  I hope I can view all of your work and be able to return the encouragement to you.  The amount of support here is just overwhelming.  Thanks, Val, Sasha, Nina and Lillian.  You're the best! :thankyou: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 07:47:28 AM
I love this one, Polliwag!!!  Well done!! :clap:
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Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 08:07:05 AM
Thanks so much! :blush:
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Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 09:37:55 AM
firstly welcome to pb polliwag!!  love your first painting, know you will like it here dennis & nolan are fantastic teachers and everybody gives you nothing but support and encouragement
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