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dennis

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on: February 07, 2014, 11:35:42 AM
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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doina

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Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 12:30:43 PM
What a gorgeous composition!!! I am sorry I can't do pastels. For sure I'll try this one on watercolor. Thanks Dennis, Doina
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Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 11:51:17 PM
Dennis, you say you use watercolour paper but which kind do you use? I have several makes but mostly Arches. I presume the hot pressed ins't good for pastel work but which should I choose, cold pressed and rough?


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Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 12:06:05 AM
I won't be using watercolour paper in this lesson, but those who want to may use watercolour paper - it does not really matter at this stage - just that so many still have lots of W/C paper in stock.


I have been using 300gsm cold press in the past because of the water factor but you may use a much thinner paper for pastels. Either side does not matter either - depending on the texture you want for your particular painting.
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Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 01:03:31 PM
 :sweat: I'm exhausted and lost...hard, but enjoyable class.
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Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 01:04:18 PM
  well here is the start of my cannas flower completely got lost at the bottom part lol never mind will wait for replay  O0

well done Natalie seen it on forum  O0 kudos to you for finishing and also for a great pastel painting  :yippee: :yippee:
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Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
That was the same part I got lost on JennyLynn!  I got lucky with the dark paper.  I was smooshing color on like crazy when Dennis was doing the background!

Great job!  :clap:
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Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 01:20:45 PM
Natalie and Jennlynn very impressive.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 01:23:25 PM
 :sweat:  Wow! Really hard to keep up but loved every minute of it.


So here it is:




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Great job jennylynn and ncwren very impressive  :clap:
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Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 01:25:29 PM
well done on your flowers Dorothy really nicely done and you finished as well  :yippee:
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Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 01:27:56 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn. Still not happy with all the paper showing through.  :D   I'm starting to think my pastels might be too hard, even though it says 'soft' on the box.
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Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 02:00:42 PM
They look great guys.  Almost makes me wish I was giving pastels a try.  Think I'll stick to learning the basics with pencil and oils first  :blush: :)
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 02:09:23 PM
Wow, good job everyone!!!
Am so far behind I even forgot to sign up for this class.  ( And now I got to wait till it gets reposted to sing up)

Seeing what you 3 have done inspires me!!

Beian
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Reply #13 on: February 09, 2014, 02:54:54 PM
Natalie, Jennylynn and Dorothy.... Inspiring to say the least!  Still waiting on my out of stock pastels..however they will be shipping soon.  Am anxious to get started!
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Reply #14 on: February 09, 2014, 05:16:45 PM
Nicely done Natalie, Jennylynn and Dorothy!! They all look great!
I left after an hour and put it on hold then came back just a bit ago and finished. I did the background first in watercolor. Now I think it was a bad idea to do it first.  Also, I am trying to like pastels but it is a hard sell. The edges are not defined as well and everything looks out of focus. I don't need that, these eyes can do that all by themselves. Oh well, onward and upward. I put this background on it hoping it would help!!! LOL

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