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on: November 29, 2014, 01:18:58 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about Lesson #4 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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Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 11:32:50 PM
Wow, this was really a challenge.


Dennis, I must not have the same brands of paint that you use as I could not get my colors to match, or get a shade dark enough for the bottom leaves.  And when I went to use my watercolor pencils (Derwent Prismacolor), all of my blue shades made the leaf a bright green.

I am shocked that this actually looks pretty decent now; I almost ripped it up half way through.

Oh, and what kind of water brush should I be using?  My Sakura #2 round just seems too small for blending the pencil shadings.

I spent about 7 to 8 hours on this today, but am certain that I will be working on it again as soon as you folks give me suggestions to make it better.

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Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 12:16:01 AM
Wow Mea, colours or not, this painting of yours is very good on the eye, I love it. :whistle:
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Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 12:20:50 AM
Great job Mea, looks like you got there in the end, but sounds like you have trouble with leaves like I do.
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Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 12:50:13 AM
Lovely job Mea, what brand of paints are you using?
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Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 04:25:44 AM
So pretty, Mea!
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Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 05:17:04 AM
beautiful Mea!  :clap:


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Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 05:42:04 AM
Hi Mea,


I just saw your painting when I signed in this morning and I had to come by to congratulate you.


This is outstanding !!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:


Please don't touch it! It's great as is.


Another great class, huh?   :yippee:
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Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 05:58:09 AM
Wow Mea, the outcome is wonderful.  I know what you mean with colors.  On the fuchsia, my sap green by m graham is almost kelly green, not like Dennis'.  I guess we need to do a lot of mixing ourselves.  The colors you have work!!! Congrats on this.


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Reply #9 on: December 23, 2014, 06:07:31 AM
Mea that is excellent, love it.  You are becoming quite the artist.   Those are the flowers you used to sketch in pencil which gave you good practice.    :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:



Mea I looked at it again and you need to add a shadow under the pistil on the middle leaf for it to show distance.   :blush:
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Reply #10 on: December 23, 2014, 06:57:55 AM
Mea great work , Love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: December 23, 2014, 08:24:37 AM
Wow, thank you all for the compliments on my anthurium painting.  I am amazed that it turned out so well since I struggled so hard with it.  Poor Dennis must have been dizzy from all my rewinds!!! LOL

Yes, Danielle, the pencil sketches of anthurium sure helped.  I'll fix that shadow - thanks.

Yes, Lillian, (yeah, she's back!), this course is really good.  So glad I signed up.

Robin, I just checked my labels. All are Cotman by Windsor Newton, except for the permanent rose (DeSertes) which I had to use because my cadmium red was so orangy and some olive green (Holbein Artists Watercolor) I had to use to try to get a dark enough green.

I bought some inexpensive watercolor paints to start in case I didn't do well.  I never replaced them.  Guess  I should.  What brands are good?

aloha

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Reply #12 on: December 23, 2014, 08:46:05 AM
Mea, im currently using Winsor Newton Professional Artist watercolors.
I also have a set of Cotman and a set of Daler Rownry aguafine.
(The one Dennis uses).  I too found that my colors were definately different than
Dennis's so that is why i purchased the aquafines.  I have been using my sketch book
to do a comparison of the three paints. Still working on it, so far the yellow, red, and green are very different
than aquafine, especially the green.  I will post it when i finish.  And am also trying to match Winsor Newton paints
to the Daler Rowney aquafine paints.  That way when i take the class i wont be disappointed
with my color mixing.
So far ive concluded that the Daler Rowney paints and Cotman paints are a lot less pigmented than the WN artist line. 
The value range on the artist line is so much better.
I have found great deals on ebay for the WN artist brand costing less than Cotman in local stores. Might want to try it out.
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Reply #13 on: December 23, 2014, 09:14:55 AM
Thanks, Robin.  I'm sure I will continue using watercolors, so will buy better paints.  Will check out on line for deals.

mahalo and aloha

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Reply #14 on: December 23, 2014, 11:53:55 AM
Whoa Mea, that's beautiful! Congratulations on pushing through with this one - it was sure worth it :).

I agree, you deserve better paints to catch up with your skills   ;). I like "MaimeriBlu" for most of my colors. Happy painting!
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