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Reply #15 on: December 06, 2014, 10:33:25 AM
 :(  Oh! Liz, I am so sorry to hear about your accident and hurting your ankle. I pray that you will be back to normal soon.  Your Cosmos Flower is beautiful in the watercolor pencils.  Bless you for your kind heart in crocheting beanies for the homeless.  Thank you so much for caring for those less fortunate than us.




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Reply #16 on: December 06, 2014, 12:52:18 PM
 :clap: THERE YOU ARE, PATRICIA!  Thanks for your encouragement as always!  I bought 7 skeins of yarn, 4 jumbo ones from Wal Mart and 3 on-line before I had my accident.  Well, my neighbor is moving to Japan and she got a beanie and a scarf; then the youngest GD had a Nov. birthday and another is a Dec. baby and wants a pony tail beanie, but I still have 12 beanies left.  Oh, and my husband wanted a scarf, too! This is the 4th year of crocheting beanies, especially needed for the cooler evenings.  The first year Emily was 10 and helped me crochet and we took the beanies to the park and handed them out, but found there were other people who came and wanted our beanies!  So now I plan to drop them off at a shelter.
~Liz
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Reply #17 on: December 06, 2014, 01:09:40 PM
I would make the entire background as dark as what you have it around the cosmos O0


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Reply #18 on: December 06, 2014, 06:07:55 PM
 O0 O.K., will do, NOLAN!  Thanks for your valuable input!  I kinda thought I should do that and the overall composition would look better!
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Reply #19 on: December 07, 2014, 06:00:38 AM
Liz, you are just such a wonderful individual and you will receive your reward for sure.   Patricia
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Reply #20 on: December 07, 2014, 06:28:33 PM
I completed the background and made it dark as Nolan suggested.  It does make a difference helping the flower to stand out.  Thanks for your coaching, Nolan!
~Liz


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Reply #21 on: December 07, 2014, 10:17:02 PM
Oh, yes, Liz.  The dark background looks better.  Makes your flower really stand out.

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Reply #22 on: December 08, 2014, 07:16:38 AM
Look at what Nolan has suggested and how it has turned out!! Way to go!  This is very pretty!   :smitten:

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Reply #23 on: December 08, 2014, 08:30:41 AM
 :thankyou:  NOLAN, JENNYLYNN, MAL,PATRICIA, MARY LOU for your encouragement!  Yesterday I walked unaided with cane in my house, but missed church for the second week. A sprained ankle is a real bummer!  Don't know when I can climb stairs to the second floor adult class.  I hope to start therapy this week and maybe try oils with Bread and grapes class I got for $1.00!
 :hug: , Liz


P.S.  I wonder if anyone else tried drawing the cosmos flower and where do we post the graphite lesson?


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Reply #24 on: December 08, 2014, 08:45:13 AM
Way to go Liz.   O0 O0 O0


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Reply #25 on: December 08, 2014, 11:52:12 AM
awesome :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #26 on: December 08, 2014, 01:19:44 PM

:thankyou: NINA & NOLAN!  I am watching the lesson on Bread and Grapes now.  It brings back memories of painting grapes and wine bottle in a still life over 40 years ago when I did some art for a very short time (then I did nothing until I found Paint Basket in 2011!)  After watching Nolan, I'm sure I will paint better grapes and wine bottle this time.  My old oil painting is still up on my wall, ancient as it is!  I hope I can do a decent job with the bread loaf!



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Reply #27 on: December 08, 2014, 01:33:55 PM
What is the difference between watercolor and watercolor pencils.  Are the pencils interchangeable with the watercolor lessons?
Paula


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Reply #28 on: December 08, 2014, 01:53:19 PM
Hi Paula, 
Water color pencils are pencils that can be used with a brush dipped in water to have water color paint effects.  I do the entire drawing first.  Some people wet their pencil or stroke the brush on the pencil to apply color.  I like only pencil drawing and have not 'taken to' water color painting with brushes.


Some folks combine water color pencils with water color painting and mixed media- w/pastels or acrylic paints. 
~Liz





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Reply #29 on: December 08, 2014, 03:18:42 PM
Liz,

That's an oldie, but goodie!

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