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lynn p.

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Reply #30 on: March 25, 2013, 04:49:03 AM
Hi Patricia.  Seriously, pay no attention to me when it comes to watercolor.  It is probably superstition on my part.  Sounds like your paper is absolutely fine.  I went from a cheaper, rough paper to Arches 140lb smooth paper and no doubt I had an easier time of it.  Dennis is surely the one to advise here.  All that being said, know that your sea turtle is very beautiful indeed.!  Oh and by the way, I am able to get out of bed today!!! Yeah. 


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Reply #31 on: March 25, 2013, 05:45:39 AM
 :thankyou: Lynnp for your message. It was good to hear that you are feeling so much better today, praise the Lord. Back problems are horrible for sure. Oh! Lynnp, I so admire your paintings and your experience with painting so I value your comments and thoughts and of course, I would listen to what you think or feel for that is how we learn and if what works for you doesn't work for me, then I will discard it but I would give it a try for sure. So please don't refrain from saying what you feel/think as it does help us newbies for sure.  Have a lovely day and take care.  Patricia.
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Reply #32 on: March 25, 2013, 06:04:40 AM
WOW! WOW! WOW! guys you did a great job on your turtles.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: I will get mine on later today.
Nina  :flowers: 
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Reply #33 on: March 25, 2013, 07:43:40 AM
Patricia, the paper from Strathmore, is it the Yellow, brown or red 140 pound? Each one has a slightly different coating. The yellow is very water resistant and you can actually wash it the sink and not ruin the sizing or rub off the grain. The red is in a spiral book and is awesome for any work with masking fluid as it seems to be very durable. The brown is usually available in large sizes and requires more control of water from your brush. I have success with soft hair brushes on the brown pad
 Now, I am only a beginner and this may all be in my mind.  The generics from hoby lobby and Michaels require great skill and little to no lifting of paint. Canson requires a masters touch too!
 
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Reply #34 on: March 25, 2013, 08:10:54 AM
Wow....thank you, class, for sharing such awesome paintings. You really did a banner job! I love them all.
Good start, Val, and we all missed you yesterday. Miss C Q!!  LOL Hope everything is okay.  Lynn hope you are feeling much better.
I look forward to doing this one.
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Reply #35 on: March 25, 2013, 08:43:00 AM
 :thankyou: Bryce for your findings with regard to the paper you are/have used. Hey, don't worry, for I am a beginner too, so when we impart our knowledge/experience with whatever, we can all learn from each other. Bryce, I am using the Yellow 140 lb Strathmore paper and from what you said, it explains my problem perfectly, for the water just sits on the top of the paper and is not absorbed into it very easily.  So thanks a million for that information.  Bless you. With regard to the W&N masking fluid I use, once I have applied it and then remove it, it seems to leave a somewhat "waxy" residue around the area where it was applied and then any additional paint won't take to the surrounding area.  I really appreciate your views and advice.  Thanks once again.  Patricia
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Reply #36 on: March 25, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
Well here is my  :nunchucks: ninja trutle. He has been in a battle.  :2funny: :2funny: I had a heck of a time with my watercolors, and keeping up with Dennis. Nothing seemed to want to work.  :pullhair: When I got done I felt like I  had been in a battle.   :twoguns: :2funny: :faint:  Butit was still fun.  :yippee:
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Reply #37 on: March 25, 2013, 11:57:08 AM
It's beautiful!  I like the waves of light that show in the blue.  Looks terrific.  Good job, pretty lady.
Retta

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Reply #38 on: March 25, 2013, 12:05:25 PM
Nina, it is beautiful!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: It does not show the batlefield wounds  :yippee:  :2funny: Doina  :painting:
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Reply #39 on: March 25, 2013, 12:40:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nina, He is gorgeous.  I just love your Ninja.  Patricia
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Reply #40 on: March 25, 2013, 03:27:54 PM
Nina, ninja turtle looks great - he hides his battle wounds well!
In fact, everyones turtles look great :clap: :clap: :clap:
The live classes always run right into my church time so I missed this one. I did my run at the beach this morning and caught a few seconds of a huge, beautiful sea turtle swim by. Now I really want to do this lesson! I'll have to catch the replay :)
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Reply #41 on: March 25, 2013, 03:58:27 PM
  Couldn't make the class on Sunday but this is the turtle I did in February.  having trouble getting pic to post.

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lynn p.

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Reply #42 on: March 25, 2013, 04:00:00 PM
Nina, He is so soft and lovely.  I really want to try this one!!!


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Reply #43 on: March 25, 2013, 04:03:16 PM
Splendid job on the sea turtle, my friends!  All nicely done.   O0

Lynn, I hope you are feeling well soon.  :flowers:    :1hug:

Val, we missed you in class.  I wish you and yours all the best in this difficult time.   :pray:    :1hug:
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Reply #44 on: March 25, 2013, 04:25:24 PM
Seeing all of these beautiful turtles brings a tear to my eye. They are such wonderful creatures.  :clap: :clap:

Thankyou all for your good wishes, it has been a bit better day today. Looking forward to an even better one tomorrow. All those heartfelt wishes are coming right back atcha!  :hug:

Cheers, Val

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