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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #30 on: July 01, 2013, 05:18:05 AM
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!
 
 
LOL..you sound like me, Carol..LOL...but I think you did a wonderful job and your colors are great.  I think your twig may need some lightening on the upper half of it and I only say that because when Dennis was doing it, the application really caught my attention.  But for a first time?  Yikes...I couldn't do it if it were my 10th time!  Great job!


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Reply #31 on: July 01, 2013, 05:20:52 AM
here is where I lost Dennis. I have to do a lot of detail work like finishing legs, wings, modify background, etc. Doina
 
 
Great start, Doina!  Just some touchups as you noted and it's done!  Other than that, I think you did a wonderful job!



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Reply #32 on: July 01, 2013, 05:22:03 AM
Jennylynn, Carol, Doina, Patricia and Karen it`s fine to see so many different but all beatyful pictures of the same object.
 
 
 
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Reply #33 on: July 01, 2013, 05:25:30 AM
Patricia!  I sure don't see any background challenges or any challenged elements here...you did a WONDERFUL job in both colors and details...I love it!   :clap:


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Reply #34 on: July 01, 2013, 05:28:54 AM
It was interesting today. We have had no power for a week after a once in forty year storm. When we got it back i found my computer had no sound so I have just been watching not listening but i tried to paint along anyway - a bit behind because i spent so long trying to get sound. My paper has buckled but i think I can smooth it out. Some details still to do and i will have to invent the second dragonfly or wait for the replay.
Jennylynn, Patricia and Doina - your dragonflies are all pretty - and i love the different colourings.

 
Karen - wonderful as always.  I actually really like the way your background appears!  Great job!


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Reply #35 on: July 01, 2013, 06:25:21 AM
I'm with you on this one Mary. All I got was a background much darker than intended, and a bit of a yellow wash on the wings. I'd forgotten how strong the Artist colours are over the Cotman.  ???   Better get your  8) sunglasses on folks, things may be a bit bright before I get sorted here again.  :D :painting: :coolsmiley:
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Reply #36 on: July 01, 2013, 06:37:28 AM
This is a re-post. Lillian and Mary thank you for your suggestions.  :clap: I tried to lighten the wings and the twig as you suggested.
Great job everyone: Jennylynn, Doina, Patricia, Harald and Karen too. Don't worry about that wrinkled paper, it makes for an interesting background. I let my light paper wrinkle all it wants.

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Reply #37 on: July 01, 2013, 10:50:27 AM
WOW!!! :heeha: You all have done such a wonderfull job, i just watched because i was late, and i thought it would start around 21.00 here :blush: ...but it was an hour later and after 30 minutes i had to go and prepare diner...we always have late diner. So i coul'dnot follow the whole class, but i really enjoyed it. What i did was...i have drawn the template so that was my challenge last night. Maybe i start after the replay,  i really love all the paintings you all did, great job and well done!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #38 on: July 01, 2013, 11:13:10 AM
VERY good job, Carol!   :clap: :clap: :clap: Your little guy looks like he could jump off that twig and fly away at any moment!
Cheers,
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Reply #39 on: July 01, 2013, 01:35:38 PM
Good on you Riya  :clap: :clap: :clap: Can't wait to see what you come up with.  :yippee:
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Reply #40 on: July 01, 2013, 01:43:12 PM
Oh, wow!  So many dragon fly paintings!  Dennis will be proud seeing how popular his class is.


I think I'll fill up the rest of this tread if I name you all individually.  I'll just say you've all done very good work.  Well done!!!   :congrats:


Those dragonflies made a very timely visit, Pat.  Nice photos.   :thankyou:   
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Reply #41 on: July 01, 2013, 04:28:31 PM
Oh, what pretty dragonflies, everyone! I think you have all done so well.
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Reply #42 on: July 01, 2013, 05:42:54 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mary, Carol, Riya, Lillian and Susan for your kind comments. 


Mary I really appreciate your sweet comments but trust me, I am "background" challenged for sure.  However, Jennylynn said that she did her background using a number 20 brush .... I looked to see if I had that size but haven't so will be shopping this week to get one.  Hope it will help!! Only time will tell!!


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Reply #43 on: July 01, 2013, 08:00:45 PM
Such a beautiful Gallery of Dragonflies :yippee: :flowers: Everyone has done a super job. :clap: :clap: :clap: Looked simple,  eh?

Just a few small comments:
Carol - an excellent redo.
Karen - love the background - just darken up the legs.
Jani - you could easily have made it.
These are minor comments for so many paintings :clap: :clap: O0
PS> All neat work.
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Reply #44 on: July 02, 2013, 12:30:06 AM
 :thankyou:   one & all for your lovely comments they are all very much appreciated  O0 
carol love your redo great job O0
mary you are as sweet as ever  :thankyou:
riya really well done on drawing your template looking forward to seeing your painting, in your own time, I know you have been through an awful lot but your patience and determination are bringing you through with flying colours  O0  we are all proud of you  :hug:
jennylynn


 

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