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lynn p.

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Reply #15 on: September 26, 2012, 09:57:08 AM
Oh thank you Leana and Valweb  :)  Ray, that's great to know.  I didn't think of magenta but I have that and will try. :thankyou:


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Reply #16 on: September 26, 2012, 12:28:32 PM
I think it looks great! I love the foreground!
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Reply #17 on: September 26, 2012, 03:44:56 PM
Looks good Lynne, you have nothing to worry about for a paint along.  I miss painting along - you are right, one little thing like no masking stuff or scrambling to get a missing colour throws you  - But you get the painting done and often it only needs a fix up - which I get a lot of practice at doing  - rather then a repaint. makes you pay attention on the replat too,


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Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 04:41:06 PM
I think you've done an excellent job Lynn.   :clap:   :clap:

Once you find the plug....your ocean will be just fine.   O0
Quickly please...   :boat:  don't want to go down the plughole!   ;D
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Reply #19 on: September 26, 2012, 06:02:17 PM
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Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 11:02:38 PM
Once again, there are just too many issues to cite but maybe, Nolan, by the time you're done assessing it, I'll have finished the rhino so that gives you about 2 years to complete your commentary.  I wasn't even going to post it because I can't get a good light on it but there really are highlights on the farther beaches.  The problem always begins when I sketch it out free hand...it went fine for a while and then came the breakdown part.  There's a whole new color wheel in there but I tried to at least use complimentary colors.  I think at this point it is what is is.  It's too late at night for me to contemplate the seagulls but it's really because they took one look at them and said we're outta here!!!  Open to any suggestions and I do have my exacto knife in hand!!!  Here it is...I'd had great hopes for it but "something" happened with the palette and I just couldn't get it back.  Anyway, it was great fun.

Here goes:



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Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 12:53:20 AM
Looking at the painting, the first suggestion and a big rule - there are no hard edges. Look at the distant area where the sea comes on the shore, the line there is too hard, soften it out. Take another look at Nolan's painting/the replay.  ;)

« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 07:21:43 AM by Maryna »
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Reply #22 on: October 05, 2012, 05:00:06 AM
Mary, for heaven's sake put that exacto knife down!  You're making me nervous!   :2funny:

I love the colors, even though they might not be right on with Nolan's.  I still have to watch this replay as we were away for the live class.

I'm absolutely sure, there's nothing that can't be fixed if need be.

You are a very good painter whether you realize it or not!   :flowers:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 05:03:24 AM
 :clap: I don't think you must beat yourself up about this painting because I like it very much.   You seem to have a different style that has developed here and I like it.    O0  :)   Your colours are lovely and warm and rich.   
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Reply #24 on: October 05, 2012, 05:24:25 AM
Mary, Mary, Mary.   :nono:  I do not say this lightly as I am doing a tapdance on my android.   :P  So if I bite off my tongue I'm holding you responsible, and Lloyd will most likely be forever greatful.   ::)

This is not a bad painting. Why? Because you are not a bad painter. See the correlation?   ;D  Your colouring may be different, but that's ok...it's your painting and your interpretation. I'm pretty certain Nolan doesn't want to see 20 mirror images come back. Relax, and be the the wild rebel we know you are!   ;D  Show us your colours ... you never know, they may become PB classics!   >:D   :2funny:
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Reply #25 on: October 05, 2012, 06:53:14 AM
Looking at the painting, the first suggestion and a big rule - there are no hard edges. Look at the distant area where the sea comes on the shore, the line there is too hard, soften it out. Take another look at Nolan's painting/the replay.


Thank you, Maryna, for your suggestions - you're right.  I wish the hard lines were the ONLY problem!   :)


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Reply #26 on: October 05, 2012, 07:02:25 AM
Mary, for heaven's sake put that exacto knife down!  You're making me nervous!   :2funny:

I love the colors, even though they might not be right on with Nolan's.  I still have to watch this replay as we were away for the live class.

I'm absolutely sure, there's nothing that can't be fixed if need be.

You are a very good painter whether you realize it or not!   :flowers:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Oooook, Lillian...I'll put it down...but just until I figure out where the fishing hole is going!  And the rest is fixed...it's in the closet!   :2funny:

Thank you as always, Lady Lillian and I'm happy you think I'm a good painter but it really is the last thing I'd put on my resume...I feel like either something is blinding me or that something is out there but just beyond my reach no matter how I try to adjust my thinking before I start something.  It usually starts off ok and then "things" happen...I make a judgement on it and it all goes downhill from there.  I just wish I could find the key.  :1hug: :flowers:


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Reply #27 on: October 05, 2012, 07:09:09 AM
:clap: I don't think you must beat yourself up about this painting because I like it very much.   You seem to have a different style that has developed here and I like it.    O0  :)   Your colours are lovely and warm and rich.

Ohh, Val...thank you so much.  The colors came about because I loved the purplish tones in the reference picture and in trying to achieve that, something went way off course and then I just abandoned looking and then, well, the rest is history.  I couldn't duplicate it again to save my life!  This was not a "happy accident" to me.  You always make me feel so much better though...thank you again... :1hug:




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Reply #28 on: October 05, 2012, 07:17:23 AM
Mary, Mary, Mary.   :nono:  I do not say this lightly as I am doing a tapdance on my android.   :P  So if I bite off my tongue I'm holding you responsible, and Lloyd will most likely be forever greatful.   ::)

This is not a bad painting. Why? Because you are not a bad painter. See the correlation?   ;D  Your colouring may be different, but that's ok...it's your painting and your interpretation. I'm pretty certain Nolan doesn't want to see 20 mirror images come back. Relax, and be the the wild rebel we know you are!   ;D  Show us your colours ... you never know, they may become PB classics!   >:D   :2funny:

Oh no, Val!  Is your tongue ok??  We can't have that!   :'(


How did you know I'm a rebel?   :2funny: Maybe THAT'S the style?  I dunno...but I'm on shaky ground for sure...just take a look at that path and the martian footprints...notice they only go one way?  See what happens when I go out looking for your boat???

Thank you, darlin'...you make me laugh right out loud!


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Reply #29 on: October 05, 2012, 12:15:22 PM
I don't think there is a problem with your colours at all. I think they are lively and vibrant and you have captured the sunlight beautifully  :clap: I also like that your path leads all the way to the beach O0

I would however either drop the final set of foot prints, the one's against the water, or make them smaller to show the perspective. Remember things get smaller the further away they are from you O0

I agree with Maryna about the distant shoreline, just break it up with some wet sand here and there to add interest.

Then the distance beach, against the inlet - blend the shadow colour into the sunlit beach colour there.
Then the left hand grass has blended into each other a bit too much so when the painting is dry you can even use the rigger brush to add a few individual grass blades to that area. That will complete the painting nicely.  :clap:


 

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