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Author Topic: LESSON # 33 - Painting a Strelitzia  (Read 20980 times)

C.Bodine

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Reply #60 on: September 07, 2012, 07:47:34 PM
 :blush: oops! :flowers:
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Reply #61 on: September 08, 2012, 03:17:00 AM
Yes, I agree.  All of these lovely Bird of Paradise!! I think those of us who don't take the watercolor classes can see how great a job you are doing.  I don't know anything abt all the little nuances that you struggle with, just that I see beautiful paintings :cheering: :cheering:

Rita, I agree that it is always fascinating that a whole class of people, even sitting in the same room can paint the same thing and have them all look beautiful and unique.  They say your brush stroke is your individual signature.


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Reply #62 on: September 08, 2012, 10:25:49 AM
Wow... all these strelitzia's are sooo beautiful!  Just thinking...if I gather them all, I can have a really nice flower arrangement.  Super job all!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #63 on: September 11, 2012, 09:42:33 AM
Hello everybody,
This time I tried a paintalong with the replay video,  :( but I find Dennis terribly fast to follow. I needed to stop several times ... and my problem was how to mesure the right quantity of water and mixture ? because I'm always too short  :-\
Nevertheless here is my work, it is not my best one. You guys have done suche a great job  :clap:

« Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 09:45:46 AM by tina verpoorten »
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Reply #64 on: September 11, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
Fabulous work Tina   :clap:   :clap:  You did an amazing job with the blending. I should say you have definately attained 'artiste' status.   :clap:   :clap:   O0
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tina verpoorten

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Reply #65 on: September 11, 2012, 10:11:59 AM
Thank you Val :blush: I really didn't expect such a kind comment about my strelitzia, it is encouraging indead. I'm still trying to get this status, you are giving me ;) and with Dennis classes and advices I hope to get it one day.

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Reply #66 on: September 11, 2012, 11:00:15 AM
Tina, what is wrong with your Strelitiza? I see nothing wrong. You did a good job. Give yourself a pat on the back.
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Reply #67 on: September 11, 2012, 12:29:01 PM
It's beautiful Tina!  :flowers:
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Reply #68 on: September 11, 2012, 05:12:41 PM
Tina, I can't see a thing wrong with your painting!  In fact, I have to say you did a fantastic job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Tina, it takes me 3 times as long as the replay to accomplish any of the paintings!  It's really beyond me how anyone can do a painting in 2 hours.  I really don't care if I ever become a fast painter though, I love every minute of it just the same.

I once asked Dennis how he gets his little paint puddles to stretch so far.  He wasn't able to give away his secrets there.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  I think he just said something like judging the amount comes with experience.  I always end up having to mix more and what I have mixed tends to dry on my pallet and I have to use my little spray bottle.  It's really not a battle, but I always hope I have enough mixed to finish a background.

The background in your painting is very well done.  It's so evenly painted!  Nice work!
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Reply #69 on: September 11, 2012, 06:55:55 PM
Beautiful job, Tina!! It your colors look so clean!
Christina


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Reply #70 on: September 12, 2012, 02:30:46 AM
Tina, I agree with the others, you have done an excellent job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #71 on: September 12, 2012, 08:13:27 AM
tina what more can i say than AWESOME  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #72 on: September 12, 2012, 03:36:22 PM
Tina - I think this is a beautiful Bird-of-Paradise (Strelitzia)!  You did a nice job on it.   :clap:

I haven't painted along with a live class yet. but have tried with the Cosmos and the Arums replays.  I have to stop, rewind, go forward a little, stop, rewind, etc!  It's not really a paint-along, but at least I can see what he is doing.  When I stop to mix paint or put brush to paper, I look away, and then I'm behind again  :sweat:.  But, I love being able to do that for now, and maybe one of these days I'll be able to do a live class paint-along!

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Reply #73 on: September 12, 2012, 04:19:17 PM
Horrible!  Mistakes galore!  No hope I'm afraid!



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Reply #74 on: September 12, 2012, 04:50:32 PM
Oh there's hope!  :hug:  You did a super nice job on the flower, especially the yellow spikey things, don't know the botanical name.   :-\

Keep going!  If you continue in the dark blue background, you'll see how the leaves and flower will just jump off the page at you!   :flowers:
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