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Reply #150 on: June 21, 2017, 09:07:46 AM
Thanks Pat and Linley...

Linley you should really do it. Really a fun relaxing lesson. One of my favourites so far...
Trev


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Reply #151 on: June 21, 2017, 06:51:04 PM
Trev;   Blue Gums today, I think.... :painting:[/move]  :thankyou: for the encouragement. I can now neglect my housework again with a clear conscience ( well, almost).


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Reply #152 on: June 22, 2017, 03:14:52 AM
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #153 on: June 25, 2017, 10:07:48 PM
Trev....
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Took your advice and tried Dennis's Blue Gums Pastel Pencil and Watercolour lesson. My original effort didn't work our as I tried mixing colours in dim light and got bright purple shadows. It was on cheap paper which wouldn't allow lifting or scrubbing so I cut it up for scrap. In the meantime I found this ref photo of one of my youthful haunts, and decided to try and apply Dennis's method to this subject, which is very similar. Didn't have any pastel pencils, so used water colour pencils instead and was delighted to see the way they showed up the texture of the paper. Rather spoiled the picture by putting my figure too far forward on the track, and so tried adding others to lead the eye back into the picture. It's slightly better quality paper this time, but it still won't take much scrubbing, so they will have to stay. Have definitely learned lots from this lesson.


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Reply #154 on: June 26, 2017, 02:35:09 AM
WoW! Awesome Job! Not easy to do without the safety net of Dennis! And I like how you added more figures in, they give the painting a lot of fun.  :clap: :clap: :heeha:

Nice one L :)

Now for Val to do her second version  :whistle:
Trev


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Reply #155 on: June 26, 2017, 03:21:31 AM
   ::) OOPS..... I think I was trying to paint the wrong lesson....  :heeha: :2funny:  The lesson I was trying to imitate really does have a path through a tall forest with a couple of walkers strategically placed.  Sorry folks! :2funny:


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Reply #156 on: June 26, 2017, 04:55:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Linley.  I love the texture of the trees.   Patricia
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Reply #157 on: June 26, 2017, 06:35:17 AM
I agree with Dennis. I love your style, Trev. I can always tell which paintings are yours before I even see the name.

Nice job, Linley. I really like the colors on those tree trunks.
EmmaLee


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Reply #158 on: June 26, 2017, 07:24:28 AM
 :heeha: Excellent job Linley! Your painting was a big one to take on and you did great.  O0   I wouldn't worry overmuch about the 'bigger' people, they are just a bunch of laggers trying to catch up!  :2funny:

 :surrender: Before you and Trev bring out the  :knuppel2: I haven't looked back at this one yet. I've watched the Arum Lilies, and the Pine Cone to to help get me through the succulent.  :crazy2: Yes i'm still at that!  :painting:      :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #159 on: June 26, 2017, 03:58:33 PM
Linley love your painting. The bark on the trees is well done. :clap:
 It would be fun going for a walk there, but rounding up all those children and dog would be a nightmare if there anything like my grandkids.  :2funny:   
TeresaM
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Reply #160 on: June 26, 2017, 05:42:58 PM
:2funny: Fortunately, Theresa, The children  and dog are only on paper and therefore quite well- behaved!
Thanks everyone else. I felt very comfortable painting these trees, although the greens are not right. That comes of painting with my W&N travel palette with it's limited range of blues and yellows... or that's my excuse anyway. In the meantime I've decided my avatar should be the Muddle-Headed Wombat, a character from an popular Australian children's story. Theresa will know him, I'm sure.    :blush: :blush: (Because of M_H Wombat, not because I'm modest!)


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Reply #161 on: June 26, 2017, 07:27:13 PM
 :eek: Oh no!  :eyesclosed: Not a wombat! You've just brought back a long lost memory  ;) I really shouldn't say  :stress: oh alright then  >:D .... my brothers were not being overly kind one day, and I told them they were both nothing more than nasty little piles of wombat's doo! I was 4, can't believe I just said that!  :doh:    :2funny:
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Reply #162 on: June 26, 2017, 09:23:17 PM
Hahaha Linley.
https://youtu.be/YZ-pGt49e3s
Here is  link to a short youtube video of the muddled headed wombat for those unfamiliar with this character.

My grandkids like Blinky Bill  because there grandad's name is Bill. I will have to find the muddled headed wombat books for them.
TeresaM
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Reply #163 on: June 26, 2017, 10:13:21 PM
Val... Wombat doodoos are cubes with rounded corners, quite dry and not at all messy. They leave them all over the pathways of the National Parks. But I'm sure it had the desired effect on your brothers anyway! ;)


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Reply #164 on: June 27, 2017, 05:08:02 AM
 :nosey: come on Val. Bluegum Trees Val.  :2funny:
Trev


 

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