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Reply #45 on: September 15, 2012, 09:51:52 AM
Lillian, nothing wrong with your background  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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I'm surprised that the paint tubes only have numbers on them and not the names of the colours  :o
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Reply #46 on: September 15, 2012, 01:31:14 PM
I have seen a similar box of wc. The tubes didn't have the names, but there was a list either on the box or on a sheet of paper.
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Reply #47 on: September 15, 2012, 01:42:57 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis 

I'm glad you all think my background is ok.

Tina, that's a great paint box you have, very portable.

 :thankyou: everyone for your encouraging remarks.

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Reply #48 on: September 15, 2012, 04:51:07 PM
Well Lillian and Tina very well done.  O0 O0 :clap:
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Reply #49 on: September 16, 2012, 04:23:26 AM
lillian your daffodils are really well done and there is nothing wrong with the background  O0
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Reply #50 on: September 16, 2012, 04:28:27 AM
 :thankyou: Nina and Jennylynn  :1hug: :1hug:
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Reply #51 on: September 16, 2012, 07:59:15 PM
No, there is nothing wrong with Lillian's background because THIS is a perfectly wrong background!  I had trouble right from the very beginning...the background came out absolutely disastrous...what you're seeing is the FIFTH background (on the same sheet of paper) and any more water was going to land them in a lake so I left it.  After I gave up the first time, I said, well, let me at least try the flowers for practice...so, I did...and then I heard Dennis' voice say "be careful about the stems and their lines and keep them straight because otherwise....."  Well, here is the otherwise...I misjudged them and THEN, in fixing them, had to paint over the original dark blue background and they came out with a very odd shade of blue.  Undaunted, I moved to the flowers themselves...well, they speak for themselves.  I then went back determined to even just experiment with a background correction and it seemed to be going ok when suddenly I ran out of the shade I was using...and I could not duplicate it.  So this then became a combination of blues, purples, I don't even know what anymore and then of course I ran over several white lines and so it went.  And then, I re-tackled the leaves with straight cadmium yellow!  I decided I would post it anyway because in a weird way, it could be my most miraculous painting in that it even became something.  I only wish I had taken a photo of what it was but with seeing THIS, I'm sure you can imagine the first!



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Reply #52 on: September 16, 2012, 09:35:58 PM
Mary, you can still make this into a nice painting by lifting out as much of the stems and leaf colour as you can and then painting in a dark green over it. You can even paint the green over the yellow. This will break the even yellow of the entire painting.

Post it again when you have done this.
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Reply #53 on: September 17, 2012, 05:05:27 AM
Mary...Mary...Mary. Follow Dennis' direction and you will have a great painting.   O0
As for your background....   :heeha:  I like it!   O0  Why? Because it has a marble y look to it. I have seen whole sheets of marble on walls which have a very similar texture. So, there you have it. Next round?   :fight:
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Reply #54 on: September 17, 2012, 06:12:19 AM
I didn't notice the background in the thumbnail-just the flowers!  I think your background is fine-very neutral.  Your flowers will really pop when you get some green into your stems and leaves.  :)
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Reply #55 on: September 17, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
Mary, you can still make this into a nice painting by lifting out as much of the stems and leaf colour as you can and then painting in a dark green over it. You can even paint the green over the yellow. This will break the even yellow of the entire painting.

Post it again when you have done this.

Thank you, Dennis.  Will try again and repost.   :thankyou:


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Reply #56 on: September 17, 2012, 06:26:30 AM
Mary...Mary...Mary. Follow Dennis' direction and you will have a great painting.   O0
As for your background....   :heeha:  I like it!   O0  Why? Because it has a marble y look to it. I have seen whole sheets of marble on walls which have a very similar texture. So, there you have it. Next round?   :fight:

Val... :2funny:  So you discovered the Michelangelo effect!  I'm going to try what Dennis said and hope for the best!   :thankyou:


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Reply #57 on: September 17, 2012, 06:27:56 AM
I didn't notice the background in the thumbnail-just the flowers!  I think your background is fine-very neutral.  Your flowers will really pop when you get some green into your stems and leaves.  :)

LOL, Natalie..Thank you!  Hoping to get some green into them today!   :thankyou: again!


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Reply #58 on: September 17, 2012, 08:33:25 AM
Is this any better?  :D



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Reply #59 on: September 17, 2012, 08:50:19 AM
I like that Mary, put a smile on my face as I am struggling with greens again. Do not worry, I will win in the end and you will soon see the results lol

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