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Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 04:43:18 PM
Hi Ncwren;   I have some Daler Rowney brushes that are firm and keep a point. They aren't expensive ones, and they work great....a six and an eight is what I'm using.  I's sure like to find some more, but not having too much luck. I found a couple of D R brushes at Walmart and two of the six I bought are great, too.
Good luck hunting.
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Reply #16 on: September 03, 2012, 06:02:39 PM
What an experience to open this discussion and see the amazing painting you two did.

I was unable to participate, so i had no idea what the subject looked like.....

And there are you two paintings     :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am amazed at what you both accomplished!

Feeling a little intimidated and excited about doing this one
Brian
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Reply #17 on: September 03, 2012, 06:05:18 PM
Natalie, Jennylynn.. excellent job on a paint-along.  I was not able to watch this but I am anxious to give it a try as soon as I am back at home.  Very admirable. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #18 on: September 03, 2012, 09:50:34 PM
I love the colour in both your paintings, Natalie and Jennylynne and you have great paint along skills! I would love to have painted along too but I'm off to Japan for a couple of months and the lessons will be too early in the morning for me. I'll have to be happy with the replays.


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Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 12:53:21 AM
 :thankyou:  all for your lovely comments brian and polliwag  looking forward to seeing yours,know that they are going to be real good!  karen enjoy your couple of months in japan, my brother lived in tokyo for 10 yrs teaching english and enjoyed every minute. 
jennylynn


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Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 06:08:02 AM
Thanks Bella-I'll keep my eyes open.  I have a good variety, but they are either too chunky or floppy for the kind of lifting Dennis was doing.

 :thankyou: to everyone else!  I'm also looking forward to seeing everyone's work.
~Natalie

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Reply #21 on: September 05, 2012, 05:04:14 AM
Here is my Strelitzia painting.

Any suggestions for change? 

I've only seen these in real life when we were in Hawaii many years ago.  They are very stunning!

I stretched the paper on my wooden TV table, using the paper tape as Dennis taught in the video.
The paper had minor hills and valleys while painting, but is flat now after drying.  So the procedure was a success.  I will finish using up the quarter sheets of W&N? paper I bought ages ago, rather than fighting with that low grade paper I've been using. 

If I ever want to do larger paintings, I'll have to look into getting a larger board.

It still took me much longer than Dennis to paint the picture. 
I really don't think I can do a paint along and I salute all those who turn out such beauties within minutes of the end of the class.   :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 #22 on: September 05, 2012, 05:42:31 AM
Looks beautiful, Lillian!  I knew it would!
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Dianne

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the things you look at change."
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Reply #23 on: September 05, 2012, 06:36:05 AM
Lillian, I love the bright, vivid colors! :clap:
Christina


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Reply #24 on: September 05, 2012, 06:46:17 AM
Very nicely done Lillian   :clap:   :clap:  Glad your paper stretching went well for you. I have never been able to get the sticky paper tape so I had to buy a commercial one. It's easy and there is a local carpenter here in the village so I am hopeful he can make me a couple of duplicates in different sizes.
I can't wait to work my way up to these wonderful flowers....so tempting to skip all the rest but one must have discipline. (even though I did jump forward and do the w/c pencils!)   :whistle:   ;D
Cheers, Val

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Reply #25 on: September 05, 2012, 06:46:42 AM
Looks beautiful Lillian!  :)
~Natalie

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Reply #26 on: September 05, 2012, 07:16:27 AM
Amazing painting Lillian!  :congrats: I find it so harmonious and balanced in its colors. I have never had the pleasure to see them in Hawaii. You are lucky.   O0


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Reply #27 on: September 05, 2012, 07:45:06 AM
 :thankyou: each and all, Dianne, C.B., Val, Natalie and Anki for your kind comments.

I just did my internet banking, just one more thing to keep me away from what I love doing best.   :thumbdown:

Now I'm back to read my unread posts before they quickly become 2 pages long. 

Dianne, I hope your moving chores go easier than you think.  Just maybe you'll be able to squeeze in some time to paint and/orbefore your trip.

C.B., it was great you could take in the class yesterday.

Natalie, you were first up with the paint along  :cheering: and what a fantastic job you did! I love the alizarin in the lower background.  It really unifies the background and the flower.

Val, you must be torn between drawing and painting.   :-\  I know I was when I was going through the drawing course.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next, what ever the choice you make.  I love your paintings and drawings and you give good advice and encouragement here.  Also,  :thankyou: for all the chuckles and belly laughs.

Anki, I can't take credit for the color choices or the composition.  That's Dennis' domain in these exercises, but I had fun doing this and it was much less struggle on this paper.


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Reply #28 on: September 05, 2012, 08:11:59 AM
Lillian....wonderful job!!   :cheering:  Your blending and shading is really outstanding. Terrific...will look great on your wall!
Retta

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Reply #29 on: September 05, 2012, 08:20:16 AM
Lillian, sorry, I did not want to take Dennis place.  I just meant that I like it.  Hope you did not misunderstand me. :)


 

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