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Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 04:03:36 PM
JustJudie -  :welcome:  to Paint Basket!   I'm sure Dennis will be along with an answer soon, but ...  The class replay will be posted in a couple of days.  If you purchased the class, you will have access to it once it is posted.  If you didn't purchase the class, you can pay to get the replay (unlimited viewing), so you will get to watch it!  The PDF's of the classes are posted a few more days after the video is posted.  Dennis is a bit behind due to having to move, but they'll be there eventually!!
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Reply #16 on: March 24, 2013, 04:12:53 PM
Judie,
 :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
Thought I'd answer quick like for ya.

In a day or two the replay will be posted.

step 1 Log in
step 2 "click' on the "watch Paint basket tv Now "button"  at the top center of the "page"
step 3 look for GREEN "square "  "View my unlocked classes"   "click" on it
step 4  on the next screen look for the GREEN 'paint splash" with the words "water color" under it   'Click on       that
step 5 scroll down till you come to the class. on the far right will be a "button" labeled "Watch" Click on that

A New window will " pop up " it will be dark gray.. in a moment the top of that new pop up window will show a picture of a "TV with a white arrow in the center.. Click on the arrow and the video will start ( some times the video will start with out you doing anything)   
NOTE:  in the lower right corner of the TV is a small square ...you can "click" it to make the picture full screen.

Glad you are here and we ALL are looking forward to seeing your painting.. This is a very supportive group  many of us consider it "family." Again  :welcome:

Brian
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 04:35:03 PM by eftpower1 »
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Reply #17 on: March 24, 2013, 04:22:20 PM
Brian--Love the soft colors, especially that purply gray. He is just stunning.  And Sarah, great realism there and the contrast with the water makes him pop.  Hated to miss this paint a long but threw my back out this morning (never have done that before) and was flat on my back watching Dennis but was a good distraction to the discomfort.  Will try this one later.


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Reply #18 on: March 24, 2013, 04:24:14 PM
A little dark, but close. He's a little more orange than this.
Sarah


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Reply #19 on: March 24, 2013, 04:27:04 PM
Oops! Sorry Lynn. Just moved him down. I'm sorry to here about your back. Owwww! Hope its better soon.
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Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 04:32:48 PM
Lynn,
Back injuries are NO FUN, Hope ya heal as fast as Dennis paints!!!  The "purply gray" was just what happened.....It was NOT planned!!! there is NO time to plan when one is racing after Dennis ( even ;D when he just 'Jogs along" like today.. To be serious for a moment... That is why Dennis wants us to paint along..we begin to instinctively (?) intuitively (?) somehow have those "happy accidents


Sarah

Your painting is a :fight: Knock out!!!!How DID you do the "sunlight"?  I like it! O0 O0

brian
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 04:42:28 PM by eftpower1 »
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Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 05:06:21 PM
Everyone did great job :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bhavna


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Reply #22 on: March 24, 2013, 05:16:05 PM
Funny man, Brian. I had used some masking fluid. So I lifted out the rest. But it was way too harsh. So I ended up fuzzing out the ends the best I could, then washing over the whole shell section with clear water and a soft brush to blend them back in. Then added a little yellow ocher down the right side. It pretty much blended in. I might try a bit orangier like the photo shows. Those blasted sunrays were more work than the whole rest of the painting!
Sarah


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Reply #23 on: March 24, 2013, 05:29:39 PM
Tonal vision again
Tonal vision again
I was an hour late getting started .  I missed the the whole point of the class on  how to get the proper reflections painted in.  That darn tonal rage concept.  Every thing I do is dark on dark... I just don't like most colors on the lighter spectrum I guess but I need to learn to see them and use them properly inorder to compete with you-all.

 
Did you see I used Wax resist to get the wrinkles?  I could not replicate the proper wrinkles.  I will watch the replay later in the week.
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Reply #24 on: March 24, 2013, 05:39:48 PM
I like this old boy Bryce. He has a lot of depth and shaping.
Sarah


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Reply #25 on: March 24, 2013, 06:15:48 PM
The tummy on your turtle is the perfect touch. My grizzeled old guy has armaments unintended on his head.  I guess I created a new breed of sea turtle. 
« Last Edit: March 24, 2013, 10:39:54 PM by thebryce »
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Reply #26 on: March 25, 2013, 12:45:54 AM
brian great job on your turtle , love the background, and  :thankyou:  for your encouragement.
sarah how did you manage that sunlight, it's perfect, you've done exceptionally well  :yippee:   good on you girl
bryce there's nothing wrong with your turtle either  O0
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Reply #27 on: March 25, 2013, 01:21:43 AM
 :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Look at these lovely turtles!  :yippee: You've all done such a wonderful job.

I had an emergency which did not allow me to join the lesson.  :'( I was thinking of you all throughout the afternoon. I'll watch when the replay comes up and then badger you to death with questions. :'(

This was my first attempt at painting my turtle back in May 2011. Hoping after I see the replay I'll be able to fix this little fellow and rescue him from the UFO file!  ;D

Then of course I'll have to paint the new guy!  :yippee:
 Thank you so much Dennis for taking the time to do this class, it really is very special for me.  :-*
AND thank you guys for 'diving in' so readily and having a go.  :hug: :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #28 on: March 25, 2013, 02:45:01 AM
  well thought i would put on my turtle from last night's class, buffering was constant last night must have been the weather, so wasn't sure what colours or even what dennis was doing lol  anyhow gonna paint him again properly when replay comes on  O0 by the way val love your turtle sorry you couldn't be at class last nite hope everything is sorted for you  O0
 
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Reply #29 on: March 25, 2013, 04:19:16 AM
 :thankyou:   Lynnp for your kind comments. I am so sorry to hear about putting your back out and I pray that it is better today with rest.  I was wondering about my paper but I am using Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper and only use Winsor & Newton paints. Is this paper "junky" and if so, which is the better quality paper to use? Would really appreciate your advice.  Thanks.


 :thankyou:  Sarah for your kind comments too. I also, dislike the white out, in fact, I wish I could do without it. Sarah, you did the most awesome job on your turtle.  Your light/dark contrasts are eye catching and your painting is fabulous (haven't used that word in a long time).  We don't see enough of your work for everything we do see, blows my mind. You are sooooo good and it is a shame that we don't see more of your painting/drawing for they are inspirational and very encouraging.  I still can't get over how beautiful your Statue of Liberty is.  Please put it in the Gallery for everyone to see!!! 


 :thankyou: Lillian for your kind comments. Yes, I'd like to give it another go but have so much on my plate at the moment. Thankfully, we have the replays forever so can go back at my leisure and re-do everything I want/need to repeat.


 :thankyou: Brian for your kind comments too. I always sweat the small stuff for I think that I am a 'detail  oriented' person which makes my life so difficult at times. Anyway, your turtle is lovely and so is your background.


 :thankyou:  Pat for your lovely comments. Yes, I am using Ultramarine Blue and the effect makes my background look like it has the measles which could enhance some paintings but just didn't do anything for this one.


 :thankyou:  Bhavna


Bryce, a very neat painting and he looks like a "crusty" old man. Love the way all the turtles have their own personality.


Val so sorry that you missed the class and thank you for allowing us to paint your photograph. I pray that your emergency was resolved and looking forward to seeing your painting of the turtle.


Jennylynn, lovely painting as always.  I love the way you have painted his eye and your background colour is gorgeous. Sorry you experienced "buffering" which is normally the story of my life with computers. Mine too, started buffering at the outset but soon settled down, thankfully. 


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