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Lillian

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Reply #30 on: September 05, 2012, 08:21:21 AM
Bella,  :thankyou:   :1hug:

I have no more wall space!  I just prop each lesson up on my little easel and think about what I could have done differently.  Then the next one takes its place.  My file is getting thicker! 

I can't believe I'm actually caught up with the lessons and I'm really looking forward to the daffodils. 

"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 #31 on: September 05, 2012, 08:27:07 AM
Ahhhh, Anki!  I do understand!  And  :thankyou: again for coming by with your kind comment!   :1hug: :1hug:

If any of these lessons turn out half decent, I give all the credit to Dennis.

My ego has a huge hunger for praise, so when you see something I post that's all my own, lay it on girl!   :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 #32 on: September 05, 2012, 08:35:27 AM
Ok Thanks Lillian :flowers:


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Reply #33 on: September 05, 2012, 12:02:08 PM

If any of these lessons turn out half decent, I give all the credit to Dennis.

I feel the same way Lillian!  This place is the best!
~Natalie

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. ~Dave Willis


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Reply #34 on: September 06, 2012, 10:46:12 AM
DEAR LILLIAN,
WHAT IS THERE TO CHANGE? I THINK IT IS FINE . I DO UNDERSTAND ABOUT NO ROOM ON THE WALLS.BUT I DO HAVE DEEP DRAWERS TO PUT THEM IN.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
NINA  :flowers:

SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospitals swimming pool. Ralph suddendly jumped into the deep end  and stayed there. Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the nurse director became aware of this. She immediately ordered Edna to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, "Edna, I have good and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving a life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness. The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him, I am sorry, but he is dead."
Edna replied, " He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home."
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Happy mental health day.
Nina  :flowers:
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning, the devil says. "OH NO, SHES UP!"


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Reply #35 on: September 06, 2012, 11:00:24 AM
Lillian your strelitzia is AWESOME  I like everything about it, and the leaves are amazing!!!!   really well donecan't wait to see your daffodils  O0   Nina love your story sure put a smile on my face after a real bad day lol   
jennylynn


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Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 11:32:10 AM
Nina - love your humor  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Some days I just need a laugh!  :thankyou:

-Pat
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Reply #37 on: September 06, 2012, 11:49:51 AM
Lillian.. when you come to visit, hopefully I will have beautiful bird of paradise in bloom and you can paint one while sitting on my lanai!!

 :offtopic:  I am sitting in McDonalds near Memphis, Tn. waiting for a wheel bearing to be replaced.  Our trip has not started off so well... However, I get a chance to catch up on pb. ;D ;D
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Reply #38 on: September 06, 2012, 12:46:30 PM
Nina, too funny!

« Last Edit: September 06, 2012, 12:48:24 PM by C.Bodine »
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Reply #39 on: September 06, 2012, 01:09:44 PM
 :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #40 on: September 06, 2012, 05:21:39 PM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn   :1hug:

Nina! Funny Girl!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   :thankyou: for the chuckles.   :flowers:
"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 #41 on: September 06, 2012, 08:22:56 PM
 :2funny: Thanks for the laugh Nina!
Dianne

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the things you look at change."
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Reply #42 on: September 07, 2012, 07:55:03 AM
Thanks everbody. Glad you liked my little chuckle.
Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #43 on: September 07, 2012, 09:12:21 AM
I did this about 4 days ago, but hesitated about posting it!  I know I keep saying it, but I really struggle with the greenery in all my paintings!! Very frustrating.  Also, I don't understand why my Ultramarine leaves a chalky appearance like it is trying to seperate. I mix it everytime I dip my brush into it and it still does it!

Christina


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Reply #44 on: September 07, 2012, 09:53:06 AM
 :congrats:  Very well done, C!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your greens look good, can't imagine why you wouldn't be happy with it.  Your flower is fantastic!

The untramarine blue is a sedimentary paint and has very fine granules in it.  They don't seem to apply evenly to the paper because the granules tend to gather in some places more than others.  You did well controlling the paint in your background.  I find I always have the tendency to go back into the wet area and try to smooth out the paint and that ends up to be the wrong thing to do.  The best way is to mix the paint well on the pallet before applying it to the paper, just as you said.

I found that the wide brush made doing the background easier and gave better results.
"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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