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Reply #135 on: June 04, 2013, 09:54:25 AM
Beautiful Retta! Such an interesting, pretty background to go with it too :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #136 on: June 04, 2013, 01:12:12 PM
Thank you all.....I sure appreciate it.  Since I've "lost my baseball mitt", I've been trying to do 'catch up'. No....I don't hurry....that's when I really screw up!  :2funny:   I'm just pluggin along, and learning as I go.  Dennis will have to go on another holiday for me to be at the class number to paint!!  LOL 
Thanks, again. Really enjoyed the painting.  Workin on a Big Bird Parrot now!  LOL


Somehow I'm not in order, either.  Oh well......Real paints, workable right hand....what else can I ask for. 
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Reply #137 on: June 05, 2013, 04:44:50 AM
Hey Bella, Very nice!!!  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: It does make a difference when you have quality paints. You will fine that it does not take much paint, and they will go a long way. Glad to hear your mitt is off.  :1hug:
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Reply #138 on: June 05, 2013, 05:33:39 AM
Bella, I'm so 'out of order' I'll be  :ban: banned from the classroom!  :2funny: I keep promising myself I'll go back and follow all of my missing lessons 'in order' ..... well, we know how that goes!  ::)
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Reply #139 on: August 28, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
Everyone did such a wonderful job on their butterflies.  Bravo! :congrats: 
 
Here is my addition:
 
Mary Lou

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Reply #140 on: August 28, 2013, 04:26:14 PM
Beautiful Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:    As I was going upriver this morning, there were hundreds of butterflies that looked much like the one in the top right corner of your painting. Had to slow the dinghy so I wouldn't hit any of them! I think it was about two weeks ago we had a hatching of a different butterfly, light yellows and greens... it looked like it was snowing butterflies!  :heeha:

I'll be posting some from our trip soon.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #141 on: August 28, 2013, 04:32:23 PM
Thanks Val!  Oh, so many butterflies!  How amazing.  They do migrate, it really is quite something as Dennis mentioned in the lesson.  The monarch travels from Canada to Mexico on those fragile wings!
Mary Lou

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Reply #142 on: August 28, 2013, 04:36:19 PM
Really lovely, Mary Lou.  :clap:
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Reply #143 on: August 28, 2013, 06:19:20 PM
Mary Lou,  Wow, such intricate work on the butterflies.  Nice colors, too. 

Are the leaves of that plant supposed to be that pale?  I am always on the lookout for gray leaves for a gray-green garden that I hope to plant some day.

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Reply #144 on: August 28, 2013, 06:43:28 PM
Mary Lou, I can't fault the painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done O0
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Reply #145 on: August 28, 2013, 07:25:30 PM
Well done!
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Reply #146 on: August 28, 2013, 11:28:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Mary Lou!, very pretty :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #147 on: August 29, 2013, 12:18:08 AM
excellent mary-lou faultless  O0
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Reply #148 on: August 29, 2013, 02:22:17 AM
 :thankyou: Judie, Mea, Dennis, Bryce, Denise and Jennylynn!  I really appreciate it :flowers:
Mary Lou

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Reply #149 on: August 29, 2013, 07:27:50 AM
Mary Lou, Wonderful Job on the Butterflies  :smitten:

The orange one appears to be a 'Gulf Fritillary'
The one flying in should be a 'Giant Swallowtail'
Not sure about the one on the top of the flower, is it a 'Red-Spotted Purple'?
Can anyone ID that last one for me?

I love your  :painting: Mary Lou   :smitten:
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