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Lillian

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Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 03:31:02 PM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket, Red1!
I'm glad you enjoyed the class today.
It takes a few days for Nolan to edit the video and  upload it.  We always get an email when the replay is available and when the pdf document is available.
"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 #16 on: September 30, 2012, 03:49:12 PM
Okay thanks.  I was just anxious to try my hand at painting this lesson.  I'll just paint something else until this one is available.


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Reply #17 on: September 30, 2012, 03:54:00 PM
Hi Red!  Have you painted long?  Is watercolor your medium or choice, or do you use other mediums as well?

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do and I hope you enjoy this friendly forum.  :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 #18 on: September 30, 2012, 04:19:11 PM
Thanks for asking.  Only a few months.  I am very new at this and a little insecure.  I have to watch the videos a few times before I get the courage to try the lesson.   I have always wanted to learn to paint with watercolors.  I am also trying to improve my drawing ability.   I have a long way to go.  I am thinking about doing the Let's Draw Course but I don't have the funds right now.


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Reply #19 on: September 30, 2012, 04:22:55 PM
Hi, Rita.  Thanks for the welcome.  It will be a while before I will have the courage to post anything I paint.  So far, only my husband has the privilege of viewing my work, whether he wants to or not.
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Reply #20 on: September 30, 2012, 04:38:21 PM
 :welcome: Red 1

One of the very best gifts I ever got was when an artist  friend  pushed me to show EVERYTHING I did..

I can not tell you the difference it made for me.  Now every painting gets put in a frame, and hung in the dinning room/ kitchen area until I finish another one to replace it.

and I post them all here. The feed back I get is a whole lot more honest and balanced then the review I give myself!

Looking forward to seeing your work
Brian
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Red1

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Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 05:10:15 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, but I'll have to get somewhat better before I would feel comfortable posting my work.  Especially with my color mixing. 


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Reply #22 on: September 30, 2012, 06:15:35 PM
 :welcome:Red1.  If you hang around a while you will have the courage to post, as everyone is interested in the best coming out of each of us and there is no competition.  It is truly a helpful place.   Glad you are here. :hug:


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Reply #23 on: September 30, 2012, 07:10:51 PM
Each paint-along-er did a wonderful job!!!  Everyone gets an A+!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #24 on: September 30, 2012, 07:27:47 PM
 :thankyou:  Val, for the try to help me during my first live class today. About the time I read from you about the "B" word I lost everything finally got back the picture and spent the rest of the class trying to catch up..

Sorry Dennis; I forgot we were suspose to just stop and watch..So I tried catching up and lost control of my colors. I can't figure out why my yellows came out so greenish.

Still trying.  Need any help I can get..Thanks,

Sharon
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Reply #25 on: September 30, 2012, 07:41:50 PM
Hi Sharon - I'm sorry you had problems with viewing the class today.  But don't worry, most of us just watch and then try painting later when the replay comes out.  I am not skilled enough to paint along yet!  One of these days I hope to feel up to it, but until then I'll just watch.

I'm going to "check in" with you over on the new members forum!

-Pat

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Reply #26 on: September 30, 2012, 08:24:59 PM
Jennylynn, Natalie, Harald and Brian your paint alongs are all so different and all great. They will look lovely framed. I'm looking forward to the replay so i can see the lesson.


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Reply #27 on: September 30, 2012, 08:26:11 PM
Hi, Pat...

Just to share a bit re what you said about not being skilled enough to paint along and add my .02 cents for what it's worth.  I felt the exact same way but Dennis was very encouraging when I did so which was probably about 3 of them.  At first, I was all caught up in the fluster of the process in trying to keep up but by the last one I did, I was out of that phase and just having fun and they actually started to come out better.  I was interrupted in being prepared to paint along right after my last one with my son having his lung collapse and subsequent surgery so the next two classes I was only able to watch while in the hospital and taking care of him afterward at home.  Right after, and up until now, I can't do so again because I have no mobility as I'm fighting knee surgery and can't move about to get back and forth into my studio on quick notice if Dennis makes a change-up so I'm back to watching and then doing the replays.  But I just want you to know from someone who's done both that the paint along really really is worth doing.  Even I (of all people....lol) noticed an improvement in my work because of it so I just wanted to tell you to please not go by a sense of lack of skill as your criterion as whether to paint along or not.  You are very accomplished from what I see so if you can find any merit in what I'm saying, I'd heartily encourage you to give it a try.    :1hug:


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Reply #28 on: September 30, 2012, 10:27:05 PM
Wow, everyone, you've done so stunning paintings.  :clap: :clap:
Helena


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Reply #29 on: October 01, 2012, 03:58:22 AM
Fantastic paintings Jennylynn, Natalie, Harald and Brian, congratulations to you all, you inspire me.   :clap:    I find it sooo interesting to see how we are painting the same picture but they are all different in our interpretation of it.  I thoroughly enjoyed Dennis' presentation of the lesson and can't wait for the next.  I follow along with the lesson but on inferior paper just in case I mess up but I don't think it is a good idea for the end result shows it.  My colour mixing also needs a lot of fine tuning but I guess that comes with practice and experience.  Anyway, I just   :smitten:   love the lessons, everyone on the forum and our tutors!  Thank you all for the difference it is making in my life, I am soooo blessed to have found you.  Patricia
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