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Reply #45 on: September 07, 2012, 10:39:06 AM
Yes, Lillian, I used a wide brush for the background on my last painting (Arums), and it was a lot easier for me to control the paint without all the streaking and puddling.

Also, the way Dennis showed, in one of the classes, to leave that bead along the bottom and keep drawing it down (and not go back up into it again  :smiley6600: ), really helped me to get a smoother background.  Of course, sometimes a very mottled background is more what I might want, but I'm glad I had some success with the larger brush when I tried for a smooth backgrouind.

I love how each time I learn another technique, or understand one better than before.  It's so exciting!

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Reply #46 on: September 07, 2012, 10:50:22 AM
C...Don't be so hard on yourself!!  I know...we are our worst critics, but you did a great job and the leaves are lovely. The texture on them is perfect. You did a great painting.  I'm so glad you posted it.
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Reply #47 on: September 07, 2012, 11:33:34 AM
C. Bodine - I love your Strelitzia!  I think the colors are beautiful, and the background looks just fine.  I got side-tracked by the wide-brush comments, and forgot to mention the beautiful painting!

I know we are so critical of ourselves, see all that we think is wrong or sub-par.  But, when others take a look, they see the whole, not those little details we get so hung up on! And, I'm preaching this to myself, as well!!  I think we are all doing a great job, learning at our own pace, but more importantly, we are enjoying what we are doing!

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Reply #48 on: September 07, 2012, 12:08:01 PM
 :confused: Your greens look good to me as well.

I like sedimentary paints because they do that.  I guess I'm  :idiot2:

It's a lovely painting CBodine!  :)
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Reply #49 on: September 07, 2012, 12:11:37 PM
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I love how each time I learn another technique, or understand one better than before.  It's so exciting!

Good advice  :clap: :clap:
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Reply #50 on: September 07, 2012, 12:35:02 PM
Lovely job on the flower C.   O0  Once again...   :knuppel2:  nothing 'wrong' with the background or the colour of your leaves. They are just fine. Just wait until you paint a 'bad' one ... trust me ... we'll be sure to let you know   >:D  so relax and enjoy.   ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #51 on: September 07, 2012, 12:42:51 PM

ONLY A GRANDMOTHER WOULD KNOW..
 
One day my Gramma was out, and my Grampa was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 years old. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a gift, and it was one of my favorite toys.
 
Here is another one for you. enjoy.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:


Grampa was in the living room engrossed in the evening news when I brought him a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Gramma came home.
 
My Grampa made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!' Gramma waited, and sure enough, here I came down the hall with a cup of tea for Grampa, and she watched him drink it up.
 
Then she said, (as only a gramma would know), "'Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water, is the toilet?"
                     IF YOU SEND IT ON YOU CAN MAKE ANOTHER
                     GRANDPARENT SMILE ....

 
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Reply #52 on: September 07, 2012, 12:54:56 PM
No tea for me if I come to visit...thanks all the same.   :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #53 on: September 07, 2012, 01:12:18 PM
C your painting is beautiful the flower and the leaves  O0   and the background is well done too so glad that you posted it !      nina your story had me in fits my hubby had to come in to see what was going on lol  so funny  :clap: :clap: :clap:  but like val said no tea for me either lol
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Reply #54 on: September 07, 2012, 02:22:42 PM
Thank you, Lillian, for the info on the ultramarine.  I have had that happen on several paintings!

Yes, Pat, we tend to be really hard on ourselves.  It is so difficult not to compare what we do to others! I tell myself I am progressing each time I do one. That's all that should matter, but human nature is what it is!! ??? Thank you, Lillian, Pat, Nina, Val, Natalie and Rhetta.

I have heard that one before, Nina!! Very funny!

Here is another one.
 
Grampa was working in the yard when his 6 year old grandson came out and asked him if he could make a sound like a frog.  Being very busy, grampa shooed him away. A little while later the grandson comes back out. "Grandpa, can you make a frog sound now?" Once again, grandpa says, "Go inside with grandma." After a while, grandpa finished his yard work and was sitting on the porch.  The grandson comes out to give grandpa a glass of lemonaide.  "Grandpa, now that you are done, can you make a frog sound?" A little frustrated, grandpa asks,"Son, what is your obsession with me making a frog sound?" "Well", said the grandson,"Grandma said when you croaked we could go to Disneyworld!"
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Reply #55 on: September 07, 2012, 03:05:28 PM
Nina and C.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
"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 #56 on: September 07, 2012, 03:44:22 PM
C. That one is funny. I think i heard that one before, but still worth reading. C. Also nice job on your Flower.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
NIna  :flowers:
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Reply #57 on: September 07, 2012, 05:41:20 PM
Nina and C. - those are too funny!   :2funny: 

My dad always said laughter was the best medicine, and every time we visited he would make sure to show us funny videos he would tape.  There is a real funny one about a woman reporter and turkeys that he always showed at Thanksgiving. I think you could Google it and still find it!

Here's a true story about tea.  My Dad loved his tea every morning, noon and night.  He would reuse the tea bag all day - he liked it pretty weak.  We used to tease him about that and my Mom always said she might as well give him hot water.  We were having dinner with an Aunt, and she put my Dad's tea cup in front of him.  It was one of those that is cream color on the outside and brown on the inside.  Well, my dad drank his tea and was happy as could be with it.  Then we noticed that my Aunt had placed the tea bag on the side, on the saucer.  Dad hadn't even noticed that he hadn't put the tea bag into his hot water - Proving my Mom's point!!  We laughed for years about that, and never let him forget it!!

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Reply #58 on: September 07, 2012, 05:46:18 PM
This thread is going  :offtopic:

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Reply #59 on: September 07, 2012, 05:53:06 PM
 :blush:   :idiot2:  :doh:  Sorry Dennis - I'll try to be good!   :peace:

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