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Reply #30 on: June 12, 2013, 03:14:16 PM
jennyLynn, the colors in your painting are amazing! Your painting is truly inviting. One small thing...I wonder about the white lines (ripples?). They seem a little stark, and tend to draw the viewer's eye away from all the loveliness of the rest of the painting.
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Reply #31 on: June 12, 2013, 03:16:35 PM
Lovely painting, Jennylynn!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #32 on: June 12, 2013, 04:15:59 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Susan for your appreciated comments on my painting and yes, I really did enjoy doing it but it was very challenging.  I know that you will enjoy it too.  Wishing you well for your son's wedding this weekend and may they have a long and happy life together. Looking forward to seeing your rendition of the Venice Canal when everything returns to normal.
 
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jennylynn for your beautiful painting.  I agree with Susan about your vivid colours which are outstanding and something that I always admire about your work.  I love bright colours and all your paintings are vibrant.  What make of paints are you using?  I have noticed that my colours never turn out like Dennis' and I am using W/N and their Cotman too.  I am often tempted to purchase other brands but am nervous to waste money if they are not good quality. Anyway, fantastic work Jennylynn.  Patricia
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Reply #33 on: June 12, 2013, 04:34:08 PM
 :congrats: :congrats: :clap: :clap: great work Patricia and Jennylynn!  I just started my painting this afternoon. It is not and easy class.  :sweat: :sweat:. I hope to have it done tomorrow. Doina
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Reply #34 on: June 12, 2013, 05:33:45 PM
Hi Patricia, all of my paintings for the last six months have been with W&N Cotman. I usually use the W&N Artist. I find I have to use a bit more paint to get the same vibrancy, and they mix a bit different. Its all about water control. Your colours will never match Dennis' colours, he uses Daler Rowney Aquafine.

I'm afraid with all my stops and starts, my colours are strong...but almost everything is brown looking. Might try a couple of glazes after and see if I can brighten it up. Another definate do over!  ::)
Cheers, Val

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Reply #35 on: June 12, 2013, 05:43:33 PM
Thanks Val for your post.  I don't know if you realise just how helpful you are to everyone and I for one, really appreciate it immensely.  I think I may try a tube or two of Daler Rowney Aquafine paints. I really don't know any different for when I started out with a few lessons at the Senior Centre, the Artist told us we had to purchase W/N paints and so I did as I was told but feel like I would like to 'spread my wings' and try other brands of paint which are more vibrant.  Thanks for always being there for us.  Patricia
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Reply #36 on: June 12, 2013, 06:11:24 PM
Hi Patricia, I am using Grumbacher Academy. These are the colors that I started with here at the Retirement community and I am happy with the colors. Only that I have to use little more paint to create Dennis vibrant colors. I like the colors to be more subdue. I tried a Daniel Smith ultramarin. Is the same as grumbacher. Well, here is my input. Doina
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Reply #37 on: June 12, 2013, 06:20:16 PM
Patricia and Jennylynn, I just saw your Venice Canal paintings.  You've both done a fantastic job!   :twothumbs:
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Reply #38 on: June 13, 2013, 01:45:39 AM
Jenny, if this is what you did out of your comfort zone then I wish you many years out of your comfort zone :clap: :clap: :clap: :2funny: Well done. Just straighten up the reflection of the long drainpipe - it should be straight down. O0

Patricia, you have also done a super job - love the reflections. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #39 on: June 13, 2013, 02:45:29 AM
This painting is right up my alley and Jenny and Patricia, you both have stunning paintings. I love them! :smitten: :smitten:
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Reply #40 on: June 13, 2013, 10:50:02 AM
No comment could sum this up!

Cheers, Val

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Reply #41 on: June 13, 2013, 10:59:33 AM
Boy, you three have been busy and with such wonderful and subtle results.  The are awesome. Wonderful job, you guys!!
 
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Reply #42 on: June 13, 2013, 11:00:16 AM
Val, this is lovely! Did you have fun painting it?
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Reply #43 on: June 13, 2013, 11:12:06 AM
I love the reflective quality of your canal, Val- good job! Jennylynn and Patricia - Well done! Looks like an interesting class - I may have to pick it up! :)
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Reply #44 on: June 13, 2013, 11:14:01 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Val, a fantastic job as per usual.  You have nailed it for sure.  What I find really good is the boat reflection which you have so smooth, my reflection of the boats seem to look as though the boats are resting on something other than water and I didn't know how to correct that and yours really looks like their reflection.  Excellent job.


 :thankyou:  Doina for your information about the paints. I really would like to try different brands of paint and it is always helpful to hear what others are using and what they think of them.  Thank you for your input.


 :thankyou:  Lillian for your lovely comments.


 :thankyou:  Dennis for your encouraging comments.  Well, what can I say but if the student does well, we have the the teacher to thank, so  :urwelcome: off to you for the fine way in which you impart your knowledge to us.




Mary Lou, I told you that this subject would be right up your alley.  I can just see it painted in your pen and ink which you do so well.  Hope you will try it and let us see. 


Patricia
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