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May lynn

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Reply #30 on: December 04, 2014, 03:53:17 PM
Dear Mea;

Dosen't,  Dennis have a example in the new watercolour  flower course?   I think it is the 4th class in the course.

If you are enrolled in that course you may want to view it first.

Just a thought.


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Reply #31 on: December 04, 2014, 05:15:27 PM
Yes, May Lynn, I'm enrolled in it but tthe lessons get rolled out weekly.  If that one is last, I can't wait.  Gotta do it soon.

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Reply #32 on: December 05, 2014, 04:29:40 AM
Have you checked morgue file?
Congrats on the commission, how exciting
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Reply #33 on: December 05, 2014, 06:41:03 AM
Thanks, Robin.  Will check that out.

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Reply #34 on: December 05, 2014, 06:47:52 AM
Thanks, Robin.  I checked on morgue file and found exactly what I was looking for.  You have been a big help.

Will start my draft sketch tonight.

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Reply #35 on: December 05, 2014, 07:13:30 AM
I will be delighted to see what you choose
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Reply #36 on: December 05, 2014, 06:34:38 PM
Got SIX fresh anthurium today at the Farmer's Market in downtown Honolulu for $3.00!!  (Yes - all six for $3.00 a bunch)   They are beautiful.

Now I have the real thing so that I can see the veining close up.

I found a good composition in morguefile (thanks to Robin) so I will substitute my purple and lilac anthuriums for the red in my reference photo and adjacent the green in the background foliage to complement the purple hues.

I have been practicing making anthurium flowers for the past two days.

I am taking the slow approach to doing this drawing (and will do a watercolor, too).

Hope to have a draft for your expert eyes by the end of the weekend.

Gosh it sounds like I know what I'm doing.

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Reply #37 on: December 05, 2014, 06:47:32 PM
Glad you found some!  :clap:
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Reply #38 on: December 05, 2014, 06:48:08 PM
But Mea, you do know what your doing
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Reply #39 on: December 05, 2014, 07:50:49 PM
Congratulations Mea.  Can't wait to see your finished painting.

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Reply #40 on: December 05, 2014, 09:58:59 PM
Here are some possibilities:  The first two from the anthuriums I bought today.




The last one is from morguefile (I will substitute lilac/purple for the red and make the leaves a more limier green)

 

If anyone has a program to substitute the red for shades of purple/lilac in this photo EASILYplease PM me - if it is not a lot of trouble for you.

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Reply #41 on: December 06, 2014, 03:50:27 AM
Wow Mea, I have never seen purple ones, very beautiful
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Reply #42 on: December 06, 2014, 07:27:51 AM
Those are gorgeous!  :heeha:
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Reply #43 on: December 06, 2014, 07:46:16 AM
Thanks, Natalie, and Robin.

I forgot to ask you folks to help me decide which would make the best composition.

Please, your thoughts or other suggestions.

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Reply #44 on: December 06, 2014, 07:53:35 AM
What about trying to arrange 3 different colored flowers set on white paper as a backdrop?
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