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Reply #30 on: August 27, 2012, 08:39:59 PM
 :clap: Brian-glad to see you posting as well!

WoW Karen-two?  Amazing!  :)

  :) Jennylynn-I love what you did with your grouping!
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Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 08:55:46 PM
Wonderful to see all the beautiful Hibiscus paintings so beautifully done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Jenny, for the others you painted just add in the separations for the petals.

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Reply #32 on: August 27, 2012, 09:25:20 PM
Nina, there is nothing wrong with your background. Your flower is stunning. Gorgeous colouring.   O0   :clap:   :clap:


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Reply #33 on: August 27, 2012, 09:55:26 PM
Thanks Val.
 The problem is, when I put the color o,n it does not move. it's just sucks right into the paper. Makes no difference how much water I mix with the paint. Just a little fustrating.  :(  Can't figure what I am doing wrong.
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Reply #34 on: August 27, 2012, 10:26:05 PM
Nina it's beautiful!  :)

I just can't move quick enough for the backgrounds. I do have some handmade watercolor paper that acts like a dry sponge-I have no good advice for it.  :-X
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Reply #35 on: August 27, 2012, 11:48:44 PM
Nina, something I have used with pretty good success is to negative paint the background with plain water before I start to paint it. In my gallery under sailing (I think!) This is how I did the sky around the sailboat. The sky is not the best, but gives you an idea of what I mean...hopefully. I did the samw with that wild & woolly tulip painting of mine. If nothing else...its fun. Hope this might help.


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Reply #36 on: August 28, 2012, 12:04:02 AM
Nina, you painted along!!!  Wow! Awesome work!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Backgrounds definitely aren't easy.  I find the paper dries way too fast before I can do what I want to do.  I think it just takes practice.  It is supposed to get easier.
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Reply #37 on: August 28, 2012, 12:47:14 AM
Thanks Val and Lillian. Gets easier.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Right. I'll let you know when I been doing this for a year.
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Reply #38 on: August 28, 2012, 12:48:39 AM
OOPS Natalie did not see your post. Thank you.
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Reply #39 on: August 29, 2012, 12:02:02 AM
The hibiscus paintings look really good.. very much in awe everyone! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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Reply #40 on: August 29, 2012, 01:09:48 AM
Nina, I love the dark blue background with the bright flower.  It just really stands out!
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Reply #41 on: August 29, 2012, 02:37:43 AM
Oh Nina--I don't know how I missed this.  Glorious!  Love the graduated background and the subtle gold in the flower.  Looks like one of those hybrid hibiscus which I have babied in my yard.  Really love this panting. :yippee:


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Reply #42 on: August 29, 2012, 02:41:04 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Lynn, C.B., Polliwag. I appreciate it very much.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #43 on: August 29, 2012, 07:05:41 AM
Nina, your Hibiscus flower is beautiful...and I love the background...lovely texture and colour which sets of the flower well.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #44 on: August 29, 2012, 12:19:59 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Leana, and Rita for your lovely comments.
Nina  :flowers:
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