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Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 04:29:19 AM
You have done really well, Rick!No one would ever believe this is your first watercolor. I appreciated watching your steps along the way, which should be very encouraging for a beginning watercolor painter.
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Reply #16 on: September 29, 2014, 05:58:58 AM
Way to go, Rick!!! They look good. Quite a challenge to take an oil painting lesson and change it to watercolour!!!
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Reply #17 on: September 29, 2014, 07:02:56 AM
Oh, wow. Thanks, guys.  :blush:
I have dabbled in acrylics and in oils so I do know a little bit
I'm liking these watercolors, Christina. They seem so much easier to work with, to me anyway.
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Reply #18 on: September 29, 2014, 07:32:12 AM
:thankyou: Germa.
I believe this is the best I can do at this level of watercolor knowledge I'm at. I believe I need to improve my skills to do any better, and that'll take some time.
I'm just a beginner and this is my first painting.

OK, Val. I'm finished.
Waddaya think?




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Reply #19 on: September 29, 2014, 12:40:53 PM
Grindre,

You are off to a good start.  I'm sure it looks even better than it does in the photo.

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Reply #20 on: September 30, 2014, 02:50:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Rick you have done a great job on the cherries being your first and you have such potential. With the help of our fellow artists, you can't go wrong.  Patricia
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Reply #21 on: September 30, 2014, 06:59:25 AM
 :thankyou:
My next attempt will be rocks and wood.  :painting: I don't care for flowers, people or animals. I have no interest in them.
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Reply #22 on: October 02, 2014, 07:34:29 AM
Brilliant Rick  O0   You've shown a real aptitude for working your w/c with layering, shading, even some lifting. The groundwork is there, now just keep practicing and you are going to create some truly impressive works.  :congrats:


 :yawn: Now once I get some  :sleep:   I'll see if I can figure out how to get this tube of paint open.....where's the can opener...... 
Cheers, Val

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Reply #23 on: October 02, 2014, 01:25:17 PM
 :thankyou: Val.  :blush: You noticed all the aspects I went through. I'm impressed with your knowledge. I forget how long you've been painting, tho.  :confused:
Sounds like mom is doing a little better now.  O0
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Reply #24 on: October 10, 2014, 07:47:50 AM
I scanned this painting for a sharper clearer image and touched up the upper left corner. (It was boo booed up there  :) ) I also 'framed' it in red.

No comments are necessary.

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Reply #25 on: October 10, 2014, 09:18:05 AM
Nice work, Rick.  The red border matches perfectly.

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Reply #26 on: October 10, 2014, 11:22:34 AM
Looking good Rick  O0   I would still go a bit darker on the shadow side of the stems, and a bit darker on the cast shadow right up close to the cherries. Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #27 on: October 10, 2014, 12:14:18 PM
Thanks, you two, but I'm not happy with it either. Remember, it was only a practice run to begin with. I want to do the whole thing over again on its own 'canvas' and not on the practice paper.
I'm stuck right now on skies and birch trees. I can't quite get 'em down, yet, so cherries gotta go on hold for a bit longer.
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Reply #28 on: October 10, 2014, 12:31:09 PM
Well done! Enjoyed following the journey!
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Reply #29 on: October 16, 2014, 05:02:59 PM
Thanks everybody.
I sold this one today for $5. I guess I am now a professional painter after selling two paintings in one day, huh? :clap: :yippee:
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