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alicesorchid

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on: November 26, 2012, 09:57:52 AM
 :) I hail from "Umhlanga" a coastal town in "Supposed to be Sunny South Africa"  .... :pullhair:  But it has been raining all of November and very cool.   We should be  :sweat:  every day.  Stumbled upon the Paint Basket site whilst searching uTube, did my very first painting of cosmos.  Was absolutely thrilled with the completed painting, even though my stems and leaves were too thick, as I did not have a rigger.  Did not even know what a rigger brush was.   Your lessons are great... :thankyou:  Dennis, I am amazed at the results even absolute beginners to art and watercolour, achieve. :clap:
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.      Edgar Degas


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Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 10:20:27 AM
Hi Alicesorchid! I'm delighted to know someone from Umhlanga. I can't wait to see your cosmos :painting: . Isn't it great that the " artist " mystique can be broken, and that people like us can succeed  and learn? :gl:  With your further lessons!
Sarah


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Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 10:22:39 AM
 :welcome:  to PB Alicesorchid great place to learn.
Bhavna


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Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 10:26:30 AM
Hello Aliceorchid! :welcome:
I started with PB the same way you did -- stumbled upon it online and tried the Cosmos lesson. I was hooked! I also didn't know what a rigger brush was (not absolutely sure I know what it is now! :D )
Post your Cosmos ok? We would love to see them...
Happy Painting... :painting:
"Purple alone is pretty, but place mint green alongside and the purple becomes glorious. Sometimes we need to be a green in a purple person's life." ~Carolyn Blish


ohio1959

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Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 12:07:31 PM
 :welcome:  Alicorchid!!
" Have a Blessed Day "


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Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 12:12:26 PM
Hi Alice!  :wave:
~Natalie

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Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 01:01:46 PM
 :welcome:  Alice!  It is very exciting to see your very first painting completed, isn't it?  There is lots to learn here. Make sure you post your painting for us to see!
Christina


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Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 01:55:18 PM
 :wave: OK, I just posted on another thread but I'll  :bigwelcome: you again. Since you've already posted here, you can ignore most of the other post....if you find it!  ;D Don't forget to post your painting.  :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 07:08:31 PM
 :welcome: Alicesorchid.  You will love it here.  When I saw your name I couldn't help but think of the song Alice's Restaurant.  But then that reference really dates me.  Anyway, hope you enjoy learning with everyone.


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Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 07:20:59 PM
 :bigwelcome: to Paintbasket, Alicesorchid.
"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 #10 on: November 26, 2012, 07:34:27 PM
 :wave: Alicesorchid  :welcome:  to PB!
 
I started the same way you did - found it on YouTube, painted the Cosmos, and then got hooked!!  I'm doing the Watercolor classes, and started the Drawing Course, but got a little side-tracked when the Flower series live classes started!  I just had to jump in.  :parachute:
 
You'll love it here!  We have two wonderful teachers, and lots of friendly classmates!  :hug: I'm looking forward to seeing your Cosmos painting.
-Pat

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Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 10:31:42 PM
 :welcome:  Alice.. Hope you learn a lot and have bags of fun!   :gl:
Tom


alicesorchid

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Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 11:26:17 PM
 :thankyou:  Everyone for the wonderful  :welcome:   Paint Basket is such a friendly site :hug:  Glad to be part of this multi cultural  :painting: community.  Now I seriously have to start drawing &  :painting: ......No More excuses.  Hope to have some artwork for display really soon. :whistle:
Alice ;)
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.      Edgar Degas


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Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 04:36:35 AM
Looking forward to it  :clap: :yippee:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 04:44:33 AM
 :welcome: :welcome:  Alice!  Glad you could join us.
 
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