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Tousabella

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Reply #30 on: March 18, 2013, 07:20:11 AM
   Brian and Denise..... :cheering:         :cheering:
How beautiful.  I love the mauve color, Brian, and your background is great.
Denise...Terrific....I love the colors! It's so great to see such gorgeous colors and changes to the same picture. I think everyone as done a stellar job!!
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Reply #31 on: March 18, 2013, 09:23:26 AM
Yep Sarah. . .Jennylynn and I are going down to the Pub to drown our sorrows. . . wanna come aloong?? :beer:
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Reply #32 on: March 18, 2013, 09:46:51 AM
Count me in Roxy! For some reason couldn't get anything to print today.  :hammer: Decided to go ahead anyway and draw the flutterbys...not bad. Started to paint background...had to break up a catfight...Laverne and Felix fighting over the christmas/santa bed.  :tickedoff: Got them sorted...background turned into a real mess by the time I got back. Tried sorting it out...not good, but I can work with it. Cats at it again...different feud going on with Oscar and Shirley. While I was gone...Silais, my ever present helpful painting cat, decided a few paw prints would make the painting look more authentic.  :eek: Tried fixing those and you guessed it...humongous cauliflowers  :banghead: Managed to rework a couple of those...passable, all is not lost. Unfortunately got kerfuffled about where I was, painted the flutterby all wrong!   :hang: But wait! Major howling.....back to sort it out, but first give Silais a word to mind himself until I get back.  :faint:   My fault I guess, telling him to keep his paws off was not straight forward enough. He had rolled a wet brush onto the side of the painting and....a lovely elongated cauliflower appeared down one side!  :goofy: I think I'm done for today.

Line 'em up Roxy... I'm a comin'  :run: :beer: :party: :drink2drop:
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Reply #33 on: March 18, 2013, 10:30:35 AM
Val. . .  :2funny: :2funny:  I swear I took my eyes off that paper for half a second!!
Anyway, the brews are lined up, the chairs are saved and we're just waiting for you and Sarah and anyone else who feels like letting down their hair or whatever, to come & join us. . . . . . .
We will NOT speak of wayward cats. . . . :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
 
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Reply #34 on: March 18, 2013, 11:26:06 AM
 :clap: Brian and Denise!  Now Denise I 'thought' that my background looked like yours until I took a picture of it and saw it online.  :'(   Beautiful job.

Oh Roxy-time for you and Val to lock the cats out on D-Day!
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Reply #35 on: March 18, 2013, 11:35:04 AM
Wow, all your butterflies are wonderful, so much detail and lovely vibrant and luminous colours.  :clap:   :clap:   :D


I tried to paint along - for the first time -and found it quite difficult. I wasn't sure about the details, I think I missed a reference to look at  ;)
The black went to to dark and the yellow looks a bit muddy. Last but not least I couldn't find a rigger brush in my new studio. Obviously the room is too tidy  :2funny:
I think I will paint the butterflies once more and try to paint the light spots first, as Nolan mentioned during class.
Jennylynn, could you salvage your painting?

And I am looking forward to the next class to try another paint along  ::)

« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 09:01:59 PM by Martina »
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Reply #36 on: March 18, 2013, 11:42:56 AM
I think you had better join Val, Roxy, and Jennylynn Martina.  :whistle:
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Reply #37 on: March 18, 2013, 11:44:04 AM
hi all beautiful paintings of butterflies by everyone great job  :yippee:   unfortunately couldn't salvage mine  :tickedoff: but never mind, teach me to be more careful  O0  am gonna have another go tomoz, roxy keep those drinks lined up I'm a coming  ;D along with martina lol
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Reply #38 on: March 18, 2013, 12:04:15 PM

Oh Roxy-time for you and Val to lock the cats out on D-Day!

I would. . . . no doors on the studio.!!. . .dear hubby took them off to "give you more room, love"!! :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #39 on: March 18, 2013, 01:55:59 PM
 :thankyou:  so very much to all who commented so kindly on my butterflies.  Your encouragement is always appreciated.  Bless you all.  Patricia
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Reply #40 on: March 18, 2013, 04:07:33 PM
Brian and Denise, your butterflies are very well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:    :congrats:    :smitten:

It's so interesting to see how different each one's painting is yet all are beautiful.

Jennylynn, Roxy and Val, lots of OOPSes, huh.  Val, too many cats in the mix.

I'll be peeking in to see your butterflies and no more excuses.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:    :1hug:
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Reply #41 on: March 18, 2013, 06:16:56 PM
Thank you everyone for your nice comments :)
Natalie, I like your background. I saw the light areas as clouds cleverly placed to nicely hilight your middle butterfly!
I do like the way my background turned out but it went downhill from there. I didn't end up with pretty delicate butterflies....(hmmm ... like yours!)  ::) . I give myself the excuse that "at least I kept up with Dennis!!) although he was going slower than usual! :( ;D
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Reply #42 on: March 19, 2013, 09:46:36 AM
Ok, here is my butterflies that I did after the class. Put some colors in the wrong place, but over all not bad.
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Reply #43 on: March 19, 2013, 09:50:21 AM
This is gorgeous Nina!!!
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Reply #44 on: March 19, 2013, 10:22:33 AM
With everyone painting butterflies like this I can't wait to see how you will do with the Sea Turtle Portrait. 8)
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