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CBusche

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on: September 17, 2012, 08:05:42 AM
Hi everyone!!!!

I found this site recently and I am really enjoying it.  Everyone seems so helpful and positive.  I'm already learning so much.

I'm new to painting.  I really am starting from scratch here.  I've had no lessons at all.  This will be an adventure.  I've been watching the "How to Create the Perfect Painting"  lessons and also the beginner oil/acrylic course.  The color mixing class is great although I'm having trouble finding the rest of the classes (but I've posted about that in another thread).

I just wanted to say hi and I'm looking forward to learning from all of you.

Thanks.
Carol
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Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 08:09:38 AM
Hi Carol, welcome and it is nice to meet you. I am sure you will have a great adventure, mines pretty good so far, there are some great artists on this site and always willing to help you, esp if you ask in the encourager topics.


Have fun and enjoy yourself  :painting:

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Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 08:54:21 AM
 :welcome:Carol.  Yes, this is a great place for beginners.  I've learned so much and haven't really had time to take all that many classes.  I've watched some of the free ones and taken the portrait classes (oil) and some of the still life classes, and now the drawing classes.  You can find the classes by pressing the paintbasket tv blue button.  There are more free watercolor classes there also.  The live classes are especially fun, if you can take them as you can hear other's questions.  Good luck to you and don't be shy in posting your work.  People are very kind. ;)


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Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 11:02:48 AM
Welcome Carol  :welcome:

I found this website a few months ago, and WOW, what a wonderful place to learn! :painting:  Dennis and Nolan are great teacher, very patient with us, and give good, honest feedback, as well as lots of encouragement. :smart: And, the rest of us are there for feedback and support, and for lots of good laughs!  :2funny:

I'm taking the watercolor classes, and also the drawing class.  If you want to work through all the lessons, a good way is to join one of the "Clubs".  I signed up for the Watercolor Club, and each week a new lesson unlocks for me.  If I want to take one that is out of order, I can pay for it, and then it will skip that one later, and just go to the next on the list.  It's cheaper than buying them individually, and I like having that schedule! :excercise:

So, jump in and have fun with us  :party:

-Pat

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Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 11:30:55 AM
A big warm  :bigwelcome: to you Carol.  Lovely to meet you. It is truly awesome to be part of the PB art family here.  I joined June last year and have learned so much already. I have taken quite a few of the classes, am busy with the drawing course at the moment and then will move back to the portrait course which I enrolled for the end of last year.

Everybody here on PB are friendly, helpful and encouraging. Sometimes, a project might appear difficult...we regularly mention the 4 "P's"> patience, perseverance, persistance and  :painting: (paint)... you will learn stacks, have loads of fun and meet some really lovely people. 

Happy  :painting:
Leana

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CBusche

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Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 11:40:59 AM
 :thankyou:  for all the welcomes!!!!!!  I already feel at home  :)
Carol


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Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 12:25:30 PM
I did say hello elsewhere, but here an official :bigwelcome: to the family anyway  ;D


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Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 02:49:12 PM
 :welcome: Carol. To the family. You will get a lot of feed back. The Clark boys are pretty awesome.
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Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 03:07:48 PM
 :welcome: Carol!  I'm glad you joined us.  You'll love it here and learn lots.   
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Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 03:41:49 PM
 :welcome: Carol, and enjoy the ride  ;)
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Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 04:13:27 PM
 :welcome: Carol! This is just the best place ever!!!! You will learn so much!!!!!
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Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 04:44:21 AM
 :bigwelcome:  Hi Carol   :wave:  I may have said hello in another thread, but never hurts to say   :welcome:  again!  I see the rowdy crowd have all had their say, so I'll just agree with their comments and sit here quietly.   :stress:    >:D   NOT!!   :2funny:
Sorry, just can't resist! Once you've been about for a bit you'll catch on to all the little nuances about how the site works, we don't give exams anymore (someone stole the cheatsheet) so feel free to relax and take your time. Look forward to seeing lots of wonderful works by you. Come often and enjoy!   :yippee:
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 06:17:07 AM
Thanks everyone!  It's great to be here.  What a fun place.  Everyone's so friendly. I plan on hanging around often  :clap: 
Carol


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Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 10:06:44 AM
 :welcome: to our painting family.  Have fun and enjoy. :flowers:
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Reply #14 on: September 18, 2012, 11:15:26 AM
 :welcome: to Paint Basket Carol! ;)
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