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Rkymtnmary

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on: September 25, 2012, 11:12:44 AM
Nolan...the issues here are too numerous to list but I'm hoping you can tell me where I've gone awry...my foreground came out not like yours and so I tried to add a fence in a way that makes sense but that sure didn't happen...it's very wet so I'm stopping before I tackle the other two patchwork quilts as I'm just not sure it's redeemable at this point.  Incorrigible I'm afraid!   :2funny:


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Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 04:55:29 PM
Don't we get to see?   ;)   You can't see me, but I'm asking very nicely and batting my eyes.   ::)
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Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 05:30:06 PM
oooo Val...I don't dare post it again... :2funny:  I must have forgotten to put the photo here but it must have gotten to my gallery because Nolan commented on it at the beginning of the lesson because I happened to mention I'd posted it in progress because because because because because.....and you know the rest!  I'm on mountain 3 as we speak and you're going to cry laughing when you see this...it's gone from bad to worse and now, I'm just sitting here dabbing and dashing with zero rhyme or reason...this could be my best tour de force yet!  I have abandoned all hope of redemption and this one is definitely a Mary classic!  Sanity begone!!   :2funny:


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Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 05:55:45 PM
Ok Mary, I just went to your gallery and I saw your unfinished mountain painting.  It's just that, unfinished!  You're doing great!  Go ahead, put those other mountains in and you'll see, it's going to look great!

I think you're doing fantastic.

And that painting of the koi!  Well!  If that's not beautiful, my name is Mary!

I love what you're doing, keep going!  :painting: :painting: :painting:   :1hug:
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Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 06:08:52 PM
Mary--Are you talking about the "Gone astray" painting in your gallery.  Please finish it.  I mean this honestly--I saw that painting in the gallery and really loved it as it stood out in a good way.  There is something about the style in which it is painted that really stands out O0


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Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 06:12:50 PM
Oh, Lillian...you have radar when I'm in the midst of a meltdown!  I couldn't even post THAT one...all I could see was a couple of fish playing darts who kept missing the bulls' eye!  You just can't believe how the one in progress has broken down...there was a spring thaw or something on the last mountain or a crew came in and starting sand blasting it...I just don't know what occurred but I do know it was a baddddd thing!  The best I can hope for is that a genie will come by tonight and wipe the second two clean and I can start all over again!  But here's the good news...I have put down my brushes for the night!  I'm sure the others in the house are wondering what in the world I'm laughing at all. by. myself!  I'm done!  :2funny:


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Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 06:16:09 PM
Mary, your eyes are blurred.  Get some rest and you'll see your work with new eyes in the morning.   :flowers:

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Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 06:18:50 PM
Mary--Are you talking about the "Gone astray" painting in your gallery.  Please finish it.  I mean this honestly--I saw that painting in the gallery and really loved it as it stood out in a good way.  There is something about the style in which it is painted that really stands out O0

Yes, Lynn...Gone astray would be the one   :2funny:.  And it's gone much further than astray right now without even trying!  I do know now that the last mountain has become a ski slope that had some skiers on it with very dirty skis and as soon as I catch them, I'm going to forbid their access to the mountain!  But thank you so much for your sweet encouragement.  I really do appreciate it and I promise I'm going to attempt to fix what is very broken right now tomorrow!    :1hug:


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Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 06:20:30 PM
Mary, your eyes are blurred.  Get some rest and you'll see your work with new eyes in the morning.   :flowers:

You're absolutely right, Lillian...and that's what I'm going to do!   :1hug:


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Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
Mountain madness complete...utterly speechless.



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Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 04:01:59 AM
Mary, what was all the fuss about???  Your painting turned out beautiful!   :congrats:   :cheering:   :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 07:12:59 AM
 :1hug: Lillian...and thank you.  I wasn't even going to post it because in my eyes, it's horrible...I don't think it looks anything like it's supposed to but it's so far beyond and it's not like you can say, oh, well go to crevasse #25 an lighten it up.  I just can't get the hang of mountains and I'm thinking I need to take a little hiatus...I see more steps backwards than forward and this one's a great example of it.  It looks even worse in person.  I feel very frustrated and discouraged.  I can't practice any more than I already do...maybe I just need to stop for a while and just do the drawing course.  I'm going to give it all a lot of thought in the next few days and see what I come up with.   :( today.


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Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 10:10:04 AM
Mary--Seriously--This is a beautiful painting.  Not sure what it is supposed to look like in your mind, but it is very well done.  I think that when we work on a painting over time, the negative aspects take us over and we lose our objectivity.  I hope you will really trust the positive feedback you will definitely get on this one.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 12:05:02 PM
Mary i realy like your painting!
If mine turns out half as good i will be happy!
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Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 12:35:37 PM
well my wife was sitting next me chatting this morning as I went through the forum posts and when I opened your painting up she said Oh WOW  :heeha:

I think you are definitely being too hard on yourself Mary, your paintings are of a lot higher quality than you are giving yourself credit for. I personally love this painting and think you have done an awesome job  :congrats:


 

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