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lynn p.

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on: January 16, 2014, 12:37:56 PM
This is a close up portrait of a friend I painted in a very weak watercolor.  I like this one better.  I used a blue tonal underpainting and then added colors of the same value to get some complexity in the skin tones.  Sorry I've been away so long.  My computer crashed, had to buy a new one and am still learning how to use it.  Yikes












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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 04:00:40 PM
This is amazing Lynn!  :heeha:     :congrats:    Just..... WOW
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Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 04:57:52 PM
Beautiful and flowing I love it.
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Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 06:40:12 PM
Beautiful character study  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 12:33:48 AM
 Fantastic drawing Lynn amazing how you have shown the reflection in her glasses.  Well done.  Ray
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Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 06:19:53 AM
Oh Lynn, you are such a wonderful artist! I just love everything you do!!!   :1hug:


I can relate to learning a new computer.  I still have lots to learn about my new Apple laptop and iPod, but so far they do what I want them to do, sometimes I have to fiddle a bit, but that's all part of the learning curve.


You're so  :smart:  using your new computer will soon be second nature to you.
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lynn p.

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Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 01:06:34 PM
Thanks so much Val, Brian, Ray, Dennis and Lillian.  Yes, Lillian I just bought a macbook pro and having terrible trouble using the Elements 12 program on it.  I had the Elements 10 and now I can't figure out how to put pictures on PB, the files seem to big and I don't know how to reduce the Image size.  I have given up for the moment.  My 5 year old grandson knows more about computers than I do.  :2funny:


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Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 02:19:12 PM
Lynn, you never fail to amaze me.  You are such a wonderful artist as Lillian has so rightly said.  The painting of Joycelyn is fantastic.  Patricia
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lynn p.

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Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 06:36:09 PM
Thank you Patricia.  You are just the kindest person.  I like your new picture!


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Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 03:44:42 AM
 :thankyou:  Lynn, just thought I should update my picture for the last one was taken about 4 years ago.  Patricia
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Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 02:23:10 PM
This is truly great! :smitten:
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Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 09:18:53 PM
Lynn... Love this!
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Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 09:40:58 PM
You've done a wonderful job, Lynn  :clap:. I especially like how you paint Joycelyn's eyes and the reflection in her glasses  O0.
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Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 06:42:41 AM
Fantastic portrait. The skin tones are wonderful. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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