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Reply #120 on: February 03, 2015, 07:02:02 AM
Beautifully done Sharon!
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Reply #121 on: February 03, 2015, 07:41:18 AM
Very beautifully done Sharon
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Reply #122 on: February 03, 2015, 08:17:09 AM
So glad the website's back up and running so I can read your comments and say thank you all so much! Now this one is done I'm looking forward to getting them framed and figuring out who will get each one!
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Sharon


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Reply #123 on: February 07, 2015, 04:10:59 PM
Beautiful job on your foxgloves. Framed will be awesome!
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Reply #124 on: February 08, 2015, 07:07:58 PM
Beautiful, as I knew it would be!!!!!!


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Reply #125 on: February 09, 2015, 09:24:39 AM
Thanks Retta and Lynn. My best friend saw this on my iPhone on Saturday so I'm giving it to her unframed for her birthday next month. She loves to frame her own paintings and wants to hang it near a Georgia O'Keefe print in her living room.
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Sharon


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Reply #126 on: February 09, 2015, 09:35:20 AM
I haven't worked up the courage yet.  Trying to go through as many other lessons as I can

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Reply #127 on: February 09, 2015, 09:38:31 AM
The hardest part of this one, Sherri, was sketching it onto the paper...no pre-sketched one included! Hope you get up the courage - I know you'd nail it!
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Sharon


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Reply #128 on: February 09, 2015, 11:13:39 AM
Way to go Sharon.  O0 O0

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Reply #129 on: February 09, 2015, 12:03:38 PM
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The hardest part of this one, Sherri, was sketching it onto the paper...no pre-sketched one included!

There was no need to hand draw the foxgloves. Below the video in the Resource Box is a tiled pdf which gives the exact size and all the details. Print it out and trace it.
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Reply #130 on: February 09, 2015, 12:10:19 PM
I meant we had to trace from the reference photograph - usually you provide a simplified sketch. Unless I missed it! But it was good practice for me to do that...
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Reply #131 on: February 12, 2015, 06:19:13 AM
Well here is my version of the Foxgloves - what a challenging painting this was!!  Thank you Dennis for stretching me  :)  I did put it down and ignored it for about 2 weeks as I wasn't happy with it. Then I realised that I was scared of the thing! If it's one thing I've learned over the years it is to face your fears - so I put it back on the easel again and tackled it!

Next one is the rose - although I might have a go at some "Loose" roses first, just to get into the mood  ;D



As always crits, comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

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Reply #132 on: February 12, 2015, 06:33:54 AM
Fiona, this is a really beautiful painting! you're right about fear. I am in the same stage with the fuchsia. I put it aside for a week. I'll try to finish this weekend, at least I will put it on the easel again! Thanks for letting us know that we are not alone in dodging the subject timt to timt. Anyway, your foxglove is great :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #133 on: February 12, 2015, 06:52:15 AM
Fiona, you tackled your fears and produce an excellent painting.  :clap:
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Reply #134 on: February 12, 2015, 07:03:25 AM
Fiona,

Good girl - you finished it.  Lovely painting.  I refuse to call it fear, I just call it being in awe of the challenge.

I think the tops of the insides of the blossoms need more dark, even the outsides, too. 

Everything is well painted, but lacks contrast.  Get some more darks in there and this will be outstanding.

aloha

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