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dennis

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on: March 21, 2013, 09:54:12 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 24, 2013, 12:30:05 AM
not sure if i can make class tonite sons birthday, all have a good one  O0
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Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 03:42:04 AM
 :( :( :(  Aw, Jenny, we are going to miss you but look forward to seeing your painting when you manage to get around to it.  Patricia
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Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 01:20:24 PM
Great class.   :thankyou: Doina
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Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 01:32:07 PM
gonna have to wait for the replay, too much buffering!!  had to stop, tried to complete it but didn't succeed, mine is sure dead in the water lol
 
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Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 01:44:41 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for an interesting class.  Here is my effort.  I am struggling with my backgrounds and am not sure whether I wet it too much for it either comes out "grainy" with little dots or otherwise streaky. Need a lot more practice I think.   Patricia
 
 
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Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 01:49:40 PM
wow patricia well done, like how you have done him  :yippee: i also have trouble with my backgrounds too, :(
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Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 01:55:31 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn, I can never get my backgrounds as smooth as Dennis' no matter how hard I try and I feel that if the background isn't good then it spoils the overall look of the painting.  Patricia
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Reply #8 on: March 24, 2013, 02:54:48 PM
Patricia--I think he is beautiful.  It was a fun class to watch. I agree abt backgrounds but I actually found that when I switched to a better paper the backgrounds were suddenly better.  Who knows!!


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Reply #9 on: March 24, 2013, 02:57:07 PM
Awwww. Patricia that is one handsome boy! You did so well. If there is that much sunlight falling on the turtle, your water certainly doesn't have to be satin smooth. At least i better hope that's the case, cuz mine sure isn't? Yours is beautiful! I know, we can ask Val what it looks like down there! I am just taking a break trying to decide what I am going to do with my sun rays. I hate white out, and I should have known better than to use it for that purpose. They are awful!!!!! Yours look just fine. I softened mine, but you still have to wonder what the heck they are. Trying to decide whether to lift out two sections of his shell and his upper flipper or close my eyes and pretend they aren't there.
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Reply #10 on: March 24, 2013, 03:07:57 PM
That's a very good paint along, Patricia.  Do you plan to paint it again on your own time?  You can't click the pause button in the live class, Dennis just keeps on going.   :2funny: That makes it quite a challenge, but you did great!   :congrats:

Now, where are the others???   :confused:


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Reply #11 on: March 24, 2013, 03:33:17 PM
 Patricia

i love the eye!  as for the background.." Don't sweat the small stuff" is my motto....'cause No matter what I do MY backgrounds do not turn out smooth either  :-X :-X   But I keep on working on them.. And some are better than others ;D

Sarah  :knuppel2: :knuppel2:   I don't see your painting,   ( and I'm telling myself that "sunlight plays funny tricks underwater" ;D ;D )

here is mine, funny streaks and all
 


Jennylynn, I am sorry you could not paint along... I was so looking forward to seeing your painting...They are always so inspiring!! and I learn from what you do

Looking forward to seeing all of the rest of class paintings
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Reply #12 on: March 24, 2013, 03:43:33 PM
I seemed to need to iron before it could go in the scanner. :2funny:  Oh my gosh, Brian! There is something about your eye that was so real when I opened the thumbnail, eerily so. The whole head is soooo good. Well done! Good. Water plays tricks on sunlight. I don't want to do all that lifting and repainting! I'm on
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Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 03:50:48 PM
Hi Dennis. Im sorry I had to miss the sea turtle class. Will it be replayed. how do I get to see it? Im new at this. Thanks Judy


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Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 03:59:13 PM
Good job the the Sea Turtle Patricia and Brian.  :clap: :clap: I'll have to wait to do mine late, but I sure enjoyed the class.
 
Patricia, about the background - you said that you sometimes get little "dots".  If you're using Ultramarine Blue, I think that is a granulating color, so the rougher your paper is the more little "holes" there are for the paint to sink into.  That can be used to advantage if you want that look.  I actually like the texture it gives to a painting!
 
I really do admire those of you who can paint along!  One of these days I'll give it a try - when I get brave.   :strong:
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