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dennis

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on: March 11, 2013, 06:44:02 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 01:18:38 PM
Jenny I hope you can salvage your painting from class!  :gl:

Fun class Dennis!   I can't wait for Val's sea turtle!  :yippee:

I'm not happy with my background-it's so obvious that I painted the left hand side separate from the right.  Ah well-a lesson learned I hope.  :tongue:

 
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Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 01:26:23 PM
natalie love your butterflies, my background wasn't very good either, mind you yours looks a hell of as lot better than mine lol.  don't think i can salvage ,  will let it dry out and look in morning.  looking forward to the sea turtle too
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Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 01:50:42 PM
Oh Jennylynn, that's too bad. But I have to say, dumping my paint water on my painting might be the best thing to happen to it today. Oof! I need to finish up a few things then will post it anyway. Natalie yours is lovely, as usual. I can see looking at yours that I forgot a few antennae and orange spots. Maybe that will help.
Sarah


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Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 02:18:24 PM
Beautiful job, Natalie.  Your background looks like hills and out of focus bushes.  It's fine.  Terrific, young lady! :flowers:
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Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 02:29:49 PM
I could not get my colours right .... the "black" turned out to be blue and I lost my way but nevertheless, here is my paint-a-long.  Patricia
 
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Reply #6 on: March 17, 2013, 02:32:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Natalie.  Your composition is neat and crisp looking.  Lovely job.
 
Hope you can salvage your painting Jennylynn.  That is so disappointing.
 
 :thankyou:  Dennis for an interesting and enjoyable lesson.   Patricia
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 02:34:20 PM by Happychappy »
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Reply #7 on: March 17, 2013, 02:38:24 PM
Wow Natalie and Patricia.  These are just beautiful.  So intricate!! Sorry to have missed the last two classes.  I have four distant relatives, two of whom I have not met, coming from Liverpool and am cleaning furiously.  Realize how much I have ignored to paint in my every free second.  Bravo to you two.  That one really looks like it was loads of fun.


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Reply #8 on: March 17, 2013, 02:47:01 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynnp for your lovely comments.  Yes, I hear you about house cleaning.  My word, since I have been bitten by the painting bug, everything and I mean everything has taken a back seat.  I didn't ever think I had an addictive personality but boy, this painting business has got me hooked.  Only problem is that I get sooo frustrated when I can't get things right when I paint.  I need a heck of a lot of practice and it all takes time.  Patricia
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Reply #9 on: March 17, 2013, 03:15:08 PM
Please tell me if it would help to rewet the background and lay in more background color. Would it tie things together a little better?
Nice Patricia!!! You did very well.
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Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 03:26:43 PM
Natalie, Patricia and Sarah,   :congrats:   very nice butterflies!   :smitten:

Nothing wrong with anyone's background. 

Sarah, I wouldn't touch the background.  It's nice and delicate.  Go fiddling and you're apt to mess up when it's beautiful as is.

All are nice and no problem with the blue instead of a deeper black.

I enjoyed the class and being with everyone. 

As for house cleaning, what's that???  I'm treating myself to a once in a month cleaning girl.  She whizzes through my house and does twice as much in half the time I can and she's a real sweetie.  Less money to spend on art supplies, but then,  I've got quite a stash to work with by now anyway.  I'm enjoying the freedom to spend more time on doing what I like to do. 

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Reply #11 on: March 17, 2013, 03:34:50 PM
Are you kidding me Sarah?  I love yours-all the focus is on the butterflies...where it should be. :smitten:

Patricia your colors are beautiful. :clap:

Lynn enjoy meeting your relatives-I don't envy the cleaning part.  ;)

I always knew you were a smart lady Lillian!  :heeha:
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Reply #12 on: March 17, 2013, 03:57:14 PM
How wonderful they are, girls! Wow. Natalie, it's so lovely and the colors are gorgeous.

Patricia....again, the colors are gorgeous...and I love the blue. It makes the other colors pop.

Sarah....I love the background. Don't touch a thing!  They are lovely.
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Reply #13 on: March 17, 2013, 04:00:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Sarah, Your butterflies are BEAUTIFUL and Lillian is right, I wouldn't touch a thing.  Your painting has a gentle feel to it.  Really lovely.  Patricia.
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Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 04:01:41 PM
All the butterflies are beautiful. Dennis is going to be very impressed.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I missed quite a bit, but Jane still shows remnants of sanity, nothing is leaking, and we have water in the kitchen! I'm going to say it was a successful day.  ;D
Cheers, Val

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