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GailBrown

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on: August 07, 2012, 03:00:23 PM
Hi all.  I thought I would post my paintalong.  I decided at the last minute and this is my first paintalong in oils.  I didn't get the animals traced on, so I only did the background.  I feel a lot more confident after doing this paintalong.  It usually takes me hours to get a canvas covered and has prevented/intimidated me from doing any plein air paintings becauses I never thought I could keep up.  Lots of painters here on the island go out year round to paint our wonderful scenery. I feel that much closer to being able to do that, so I am feeling good.  Will put in the animals once the oils are dry.  Still struggling with my portrait of my son & his fiance.  It is really tough to get a proper likeness of someone you know so well.  I needed a boost at this point.


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Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 03:48:48 PM
Beautiful, Gail, just like the real thing except for the missing hoofprints where the cows have been.  :)

The only problem I see is that your trees on the left are all the same height.

You did extremely well for a paintalong (I suppose Nolan would call it a Paintwith).
Ray


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Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 04:42:59 PM
I like it, Gail!  I love cows, can't wait to see them.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
"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 #3 on: August 07, 2012, 06:19:23 PM
great job Gail, just shows how fast you can paint if you need to and it didn't diminish the quality either  :clap: O0
It's gonna be awesome with the cows in O0


Karen

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Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 07:32:16 PM
I painted along but left for work before i could post this morning. I am a slow learner - I thought i could try painting in the animals without a template - I didn't do my homework - but i started with the front one too small then i got stuck with smaller and smaller animals! I have to remember the bigger the are, the easier they are!
I enjoyed the class!
Gail, your background is lovely - the smoothness and colour is great!


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Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 07:54:10 PM
It's looking really good Gail! Looking forward to seeing it finished!

Karen, I really like how the pasture doesn't  appear flat.  The colors are really nice!  :clap:
Christina


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Reply #6 on: August 08, 2012, 05:39:13 AM
Karen, you did a fabulous paint along!  I love how the sun is shining on the horizon and you did very well painting those cows in spite of not doing your homework.   :congrats:
"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 #7 on: August 08, 2012, 12:08:38 PM
It looks wonderful Karen. I especially like that you are not scared to use your artists license to add your own twist to the paintings.

The size of the cows are all fine except the back cow in the front meadow. Just make him bigger and all will look fine O0


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Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 01:07:07 PM
Karen you have a lovely ability to put rolling hills in your paintings.  I admired them in the little cabin in the mtns as well as the flowers in the meadow.  you have again achieved that sense in this painting. Good job.n


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Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 02:40:00 PM
Thanks for your very positive comments Lillian, Rita, C. Bodine, and Gail. This was a learning one and I know I will have to try cows again because I'm not happy with them yet, but I guess learning and trying again is what it is all about. 
Nolan, I will make the back cow in the front meadow bigger but I will try copying your cows on the replay too. What size is your canvas?


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Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 08:56:36 PM
I have used a 16" x 20" canvas Karen


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Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 01:30:32 AM
 :'( Sorry I missed this lesson.   No internet of phone lines (4 days now) due to cable theft.  I am using my daughters compunter to see PB.   Hopefully all with be up and running by Tuesday.
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Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 12:22:51 PM
 :'(


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Reply #13 on: August 11, 2012, 07:56:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I am up and running again.  They repaired the cable and it was stolen again for the 2nd time and that is why it took so long for them to do the repair.  What a joke  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  so hold thumbs for Tuesday night...can't wait.  They are busy replacing all the phone cables with fibre optic cables so that should stop all the cable theft and apparently we will also receive faster internet.  So things are looking up.

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Reply #14 on: August 11, 2012, 03:12:39 PM
 :clap: faster Internet


 

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