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Reply #15 on: August 11, 2013, 11:02:08 PM
Two great Paint-a-longs :clap: :clap: :clap: each with their own character O0

Remember that those taking part in the paint-a-long don't know what I will be doing with the template. They don't know what colours I will be using. I know exactly what I will be doing so I have the edge on them. Another thing is that they have to very quickly make decisions as they follow me - not an easy thing to do. Worst of all is that they have to watch me and at the same time do their own painting - not an easy feat.

Can you see why I have great respect for all who do the paint-a-longs? Can I challenge more of you to be brave enough as well?
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Reply #16 on: August 12, 2013, 02:49:17 AM
Woke up this morning and decided to check in, and lo and behold, 2 EXCELLENT paint-a-longs already!!  I had to leave class early, but from what I did see, I thought this was a pretty difficult lesson. Great job Jenny and Denise!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #17 on: August 12, 2013, 03:02:23 AM
I quite agree Dennis, I am following all your previous lessons but I watch them through first then paint along with you but I stop and start and rewind all the time.  I have great respect for anyone who can paint along live.  Great paintings Jenny Lynn and Denise, I love the diferent interpretations.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #18 on: August 14, 2013, 08:26:30 AM
DENNIS:

Qu:  I'm watching the replay and  you may have answered this in the part I have not seen yet.

Could / would wetting the paper prior to painting help keep the pains (oops)  PAINTS workable longer.

I hope to have a place to paint ready very soon and am going to use my Acrylics!!

P.S.  I have missed you all and am very glad to see Dennis back with us!!

PPS At about 37 minutes in all of a sudden there appears a very woeful looking doggy in the painting.Clear by 37:36  ;D ;D    Whats very funny is once you "see" it .... you can not "not" see it :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Brian
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Reply #19 on: August 14, 2013, 11:39:47 AM
Brian. wet only the section where you want colours to merge into oneother, for example the very deep shadows on the right of this painting - no water to the left of it as you want the edge of the embankment to be a sharp edge. 

In a painting you need to have soft and hard (lost and found) edges, with more hard edges at the focal point. One should not have any hard edges at the edges (pun intended) of the painting. If you have any, then soften them slightly.

BTW  good to see you back :clap:
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Reply #20 on: August 14, 2013, 02:31:34 PM
 :yippee: Brian!!!  :heeha: Nice to see you back .... having a go at the acrylics eh? Good luck buddy, looking forward to seeing your works soon.  :wave:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #21 on: August 15, 2013, 07:57:38 AM
Wow....great pics, Jenn and Denise.  I'm so in awe that you can 'paint along'. I've 'attempted', but by the time I get the hair dryer finished, Dennis is wayyyyy ahead of me.  LOL
I like your colors on both pictures....it gives a different perspective of the whole.

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Reply #22 on: August 15, 2013, 09:14:32 AM
by the time I get the hair dryer finished, Dennis is wayyyyy ahead of me.  LOL
:2funny: I know exactly what you mean Bella! I also get behind whenever there is masking fluid to be applied...I'm masking...Dennis is painting!...I'm blowdrying...Dennis is painting!  :2funny: Hmmm, I'm seeing a pattern here!   :2funny: Good fun though  :yippee:
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #23 on: August 31, 2013, 01:47:45 AM
Here I have tried to paint with acrylic as watercolour. Fine to have tried it. One of the good aspects in here is that en ever learn something new.
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Reply #24 on: August 31, 2013, 01:54:19 AM
Wonderful painting, Harald! I love the loose style you've achieved here!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Jani


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Reply #25 on: August 31, 2013, 02:03:03 AM
Thank you Jani.
Harald


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Reply #26 on: August 31, 2013, 02:45:19 AM
Good work Harald. I've yet to see this one, but looking forward to having a go.

 :urwelcome: to all you acrylic folks, my 'brief' sojourn with acrylics was interesting....but very dry!  ;D

Well done Harald  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #27 on: August 31, 2013, 03:21:37 AM
A very lovely rendition, Harald!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #28 on: August 31, 2013, 03:33:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Jennylynn, Denise and Harald, good job on this painting.  I still have to do this one but am very impressed with what you all have done.  Good for you.


Brian, lovely to see you back WELCOME!!


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Reply #29 on: August 31, 2013, 07:52:31 AM
Wow, Harold.  It really does look like a watercolor painting. 

I've never tried acrylics.  Do you add water to them just like you do watercolor paints?

If that's a PB lesson, what is its name.  I want to give it a try.

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