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dennis

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on: October 14, 2013, 11:06:41 PM
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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Alice L Lemke

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Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 11:50:15 AM
Pohutukawa on the beach or at the beach, this looks like a fun lesson!  I hope to make it.
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Reply #2 on: November 24, 2013, 04:08:56 AM
don't think I will be able to make class for today so enjoy guys  O0
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Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 08:43:08 AM
Hi Dennis,
I am just wondering, why the picture we got for class seems to be backwards of the one shown online?

Also, do you always leave that much room around your watercolors?  Seems like a waste of very expensive paper, but I am new to this media, so not sure why.
Sue   ;-)

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Reply #4 on: November 24, 2013, 10:37:54 AM
Shame Jenny, well you can think of me.... I'm all set up and ready to paint!......  ??? I think?  ;D
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Reply #5 on: November 24, 2013, 10:40:47 AM
Sue,

The instructions say you can enlarge the subject if you wish.  I have found that you can enlarge it to 150% and still use a 9" x 12" sheet. 

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Reply #6 on: November 24, 2013, 01:10:20 PM
Thanks Alice  ;)
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Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 01:13:15 PM
Here is my paint along with Dennis. He is speedy gonzalas. But I love that guy. 
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Reply #8 on: November 24, 2013, 01:15:49 PM
Carol, love your tree! The colors overall are very nice! O0
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Reply #9 on: November 24, 2013, 01:17:54 PM
Wonderful Job, Speedy Carol  :painting:
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Reply #10 on: November 24, 2013, 01:29:17 PM
Beautifully done Carol. Nice colourings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: November 24, 2013, 02:36:21 PM
Good job, Carol.  Your colors are great, and it looks so lovely there by the sea.
Congrats.   :clap:
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Reply #12 on: November 24, 2013, 02:45:19 PM
Nice work, Carol.  Did Dennis say what kind of tree that is?  It's really nice.
 
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Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 02:47:50 PM
It's a Pohutukawa tree.
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Reply #14 on: November 24, 2013, 02:55:58 PM
Sue, I'll tell you the reason for the white border.
The sheet I use is 16" x 12" which is also a standard frame size.
I mark 60mm off on each side for the white border.
For the mat surround I cut the  board the  size of the watercolour paper (16" x12") I then cut the matboard to leave a 50mm surround.

The framing of the painting is so easy from now on, because when I add the mat to the frame and then the picture and then the backing board I don't have the  worry of trying the centralize the painting - everything fits perfectly - leaving me with a nice 10mm white strip between the picture and the mat board.

Normally to get this effect I would have had to us 2 matboards plus the trouble of trying the centralize the painting.

With this method I can swap one painting for another in minutes ;) It is also easy to swap frames as well.
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