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Reply #30 on: September 01, 2013, 04:32:49 PM
Patricia....  :nono: this is your idea of a total disaster?!  :2funny: Not even close lovey....you've got lovely colourings in the background, the flowers are just fine...so you have a few streamers...it's nothing that can't be worked in if you feel so inclined. I think you've done a fine job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #31 on: September 01, 2013, 05:42:30 PM
 :thankyou: Everyone for you very sweet encouragements.  I really did have a pretty good time.  Will do better when I do have the necessary stuff.  Glad I did it today!   :yippee: 

Guess I better get painting on those Cosmos   :run: :painting:   Soon   :2funny:
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Reply #32 on: September 01, 2013, 05:53:43 PM
Patricia, I think if you put a few of the Crimson Flecks on the rest of the petals you will have a really nice watercolor of Azaleas   O0   :clap:

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Reply #33 on: September 01, 2013, 05:56:18 PM
Natalie, of all I have seen I think you did the best of our class today, Great Job  O0  :congrats:
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Reply #34 on: September 01, 2013, 06:15:35 PM
Natalie,

I just saw comments on how good your azalea painting came out, so had to go back and find it.  Guess I was so busy cleaning up my masking fluid mess that I missed it.

Wonderful job - wow, that's what mine should have looked like!!

aloha

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Reply #35 on: September 01, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
No wonder the Chat Box was so quiet - so many paint-a-longs :2funny: :2funny:
Just taking part is a feather in the cap - I don't go too slow on purpose. This type of practice is worth a lot of gold - it pays dividends in the end (pun intended).

There may have been other paint-a-longs but the brave ones submitted their paintings. As paint-a-longs, all are excellent, taking into account some are absolute and some only recently with brush in the hand and no time to think :clap: :clap: :clap:

Val: Waiting for the completion.
Harald: Petals slightly too pale and good greens.
Natalie: Excellent  overall.
Doina: Darken up the painting - don't be too frightened of the darks ;)
Mea: Nothing is a total disaster - part of the learning curve - we all go though it. Still good considering.
Patricia: Good background - need more tonal range in the petals.
Sue: What can I say :) Brilliant for a first in a live class and your very first watercolour painting ever :clap:
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Reply #36 on: September 01, 2013, 08:44:23 PM
Mea, OMG, so sorry for all your problems.  Wonderful  :painting:  anyway, really intense and eye catching.  I have seen many Azaleas that exact Color, actually they are my favorite Azalea Color.  Great Job  :clap:

Yes, it is fun to paint with Watercolors, and a finished picture in 2 hours!!
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Reply #37 on: September 01, 2013, 08:46:10 PM
Harald, Love the color of your flowers :smitten: oh and I am envious of your green leaves   :envy:
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Reply #38 on: September 01, 2013, 08:51:17 PM
Doina, Lovely, loving the pastel feel to your  :painting:  think I will try that on the replay.

May I suggest (take it from where it comes, a true beginner here) a few darker streaks from the center of the petals on the flower on the left.  That should make it a real winner!   O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

BTW, I had a backup container of water, so when the first one got too muddy I had a clean batch to continue with.  Glad I did, because the Background mixing turned my water container to a Mud bath.   :2funny:
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Reply #39 on: September 01, 2013, 08:54:02 PM
Now VAL,  :nono:  You of all of us know, NO quitters allowed, I expect to see a finished Azalea  :painting:  once the replay is out!   :knuppel2:  No Excuses   :1hug:

BTW my liquid mask brand says 'do not shake, stir' guess that is just this brand.
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Reply #40 on: September 01, 2013, 09:06:22 PM
Thanks, Sue.

I think we all got electrified with this class because we were all your cheerleaders, hoping it would be a good experience for you. 

I think despite all the obstacles some of us encountered, we all had a WIN-WIN day.

aloha

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Reply #41 on: September 01, 2013, 09:10:14 PM
Mea, thanks to your support and the others I did take this class, which I may not have without your encouragement.   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  :1hug:
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Reply #42 on: September 02, 2013, 01:38:58 AM
well done to everyone who took part great paintings, joined the class but had a phone call with some bad news, obviously had to call it a night.
jennylynn


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Reply #43 on: September 02, 2013, 02:49:56 AM
 :thankyou:  Val for always being so encouraging, it means a lot to me.


 :thankyou:  Doina for your suggestion to tone down my "snakes" which I shall try.  I really appreciate all the support, suggestions and encouragement.




Sue I will work on the painting today and see if I can resurrect it to some degree. However, the top petal has damage to the paper from the masking fluid tearing it.  I have tried to cover it up with all the crimson dots but it is pretty bad.


 :thankyou: Thank you Dennis for an interesting and enjoyable lesson as always. I will work on the improvement of the tonal ranges.


Jennylynn, I missed you and I am so sorry to hear that you received an upsetting phone call.  Life is never without problems and I pray that all will be O.K.


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Reply #44 on: September 02, 2013, 02:56:22 AM
Jennylynn I am sorry to hear you've got some bad news last night. I will pray that everything will have a good ending.

Sue, I gladly receive any comments, suggestions that can improve my skills. I am a very beginner too. The painting is at the point where I gave up to paint along, but I'll try to resurect this one. Thank you, Doina
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