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dennis

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on: June 28, 2013, 12:00:03 AM
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: June 30, 2013, 02:09:57 PM
   not too happy with this one, everything seemed to go wrong when I started his head lol but finished it in a fashion  :2funny:
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Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 02:14:22 PM
Wow, Jennylynn, you carried the paint along through all the way to the end!   :congrats:   


So much fine detail work in this one.  Well done!
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Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 02:17:20 PM
Great job Jenny  O0 I'd say you did just fine.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
 I really got in a kerfuffle after the 'blue' fiasco  :D   I think I'll try and finish it with whatever blue it is I have there  :heeha: and see what happens. Good thing Dennis explains things so well.
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Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 02:19:22 PM
Lillian & val you are both too kind!!  you got in a kerfuffle you should see my desk  :2funny:
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Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 02:20:24 PM
This is a first for me--first insect--or fly guy. I really feel sorry for this guy. It looks as though he was in a brawl and got the worst of it. Did I say first? last also! Thank you Dennis, I love spending time with Paint Basket and looking forward to the new things you mentioned.
Jennylynn you did a fine job on your fly.


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Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 02:25:20 PM
carol don't see much wrong with yours  O0 love the colour blue you used makes him really stand out job well done  :yippee:
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Reply #7 on: June 30, 2013, 02:26:24 PM
Carol, I think you've done great with this little fellow. Don't be so hard on yourself, 1st you actually finished the paintalong, 2nd regardless of his 'condition' (  ;D ) he is still easily recognizable for what he is. Job well done.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: June 30, 2013, 02:26:33 PM
Not so bad at all, Carol!  Paint alongs are a real challenge but you made it to the end.   :congrats:


A little heavy with the paint on the wings, but you did manage to mix all the colors and got them where they should be.   You even managed to do all the fine details on the wings and those hairy legs.
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Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 02:34:40 PM
Both dragongflies look great!  Good job on painting along!
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Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 02:40:46 PM
here is where I lost Dennis. I have to do a lot of detail work like finishing legs, wings, modify background, etc. Doina

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Reply #11 on: June 30, 2013, 02:41:19 PM
Here are two photos of the dragonfly that I had riding along with me last week.  When I got home he didn't want to leave my car, so I let him hop onto my hand where he stayed for quite awhile.  I enjoyed my time with him!  We had these pretty little blue ones, and also larger ones that have black and white striped wings.  I hope I get a change to take a photo of one of those sometime.  I took these with my phone, but they turned out pretty good.  I hate to admit that the wrinkled hand belongs to me!!
 
 You're welcome to use these as reference photos to paint from.  But - please, if you use my hand, leave out some of the wrinkles  :2funny:
 
 
 
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Reply #12 on: June 30, 2013, 02:43:39 PM
doina - it's a great start!  You've captured both dragonflies beautifully.  The finishing touches will make the difference, and you'll have a great painting.
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Reply #13 on: June 30, 2013, 02:46:13 PM
Great pictures, ladies. They are so lovely and you really captured the colors.
Pat..the pic is super. Thanks for posting....your dolphin ring is lovely, too! See....he was hangin on with his little claws!
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Reply #14 on: June 30, 2013, 02:48:23 PM
Really great job on the paint along, ladies!   :clap: :clap: :clap: You're much braver than I.  As soon as I saw all the detail involved, I decided to set it aside for another day.  Really, really well done!
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