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on: December 17, 2014, 12:39:51 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

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Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 12:50:28 PM
Wow Nolan that is awsome and so real looking.    :yippee:   I just might just have to try acrylic.   So tempting.
Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


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Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 04:04:01 PM
I know Danielle..... don't you just hate it when he does that!  ;D    :eyesclosed:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 11:09:36 AM
Help - Looks like I have managed to get my "ducks in a row"!!!!   :whistle: :whistle:

What do I need to do to fix this problem.  Thought I would make two pathways to the beach but it sorta backfired on me!!  How do I fix it!!

Sherri

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Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 01:11:47 PM
the big problem is the symmetry Sherri. If you are going to add two paths, then they need to be at different angles. The same with the grass, each plant would be a different size, grow at a bit of a different angle, have more then less spaces between each other and so on.

 I other words you need to get things looking more random in your painting.


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Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 01:41:08 PM
Thanks - going to work on it and see if I can fix it.  If not this one might be a learning lesson and I will start over!!  Woe is me did I ever screw this one up.  I think that I am going downhill instead of getting better!!

Sherri   :'( :'( :'(
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Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 02:42:14 PM
Sherri  :sneaky: you are not going down hill, you just tried to do a different one from Nolan.  you just have to remember not to do repetition and symetry.  your technique is great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Do not say you are going down hill Sherri, it happens to all of us.
Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


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Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 12:54:26 PM
absolutely not downhill at all, you made a classic mistake, we all do it all the time including myself and Dennis.


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Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 01:42:22 PM
absolutely not downhill at all, you made a classic mistake, we all do it all the time including myself and Dennis.

Me too  :doh:    :whistle:     :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 01:17:02 PM
Thanks for all of the encouragement.  I have been doubting myself lately but I decided I needed to get back in the saddle and try to fix this one.  I covered the bottom of the canvas with gesso and tried again and did not back off of two paths!!  I feel much better now.  Still not sure if I got everything just right.  Comments and suggestions for improvement please!!

Sherri


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Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 01:26:54 PM
See Sherri I new you could do it.   This  is much better.  just add a few longer pieces of grass  here and there just to uneaven the bushes. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #11 on: June 22, 2015, 01:55:06 PM
 :heeha: Much better Sherri. See, you are better than you think.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: June 23, 2015, 09:40:13 AM
There you go Sherri, hope this last painting has erase all doubt you may have.  Your dunes are very nice.  I wish I could put my bare feet in your dune  :flowers:

I think you should be congratulated for attempting to modify the original lesson, and not be a copy-cat.  After you have learn the basic techniques, the next step is to be creative isn't?   I cannot wait to get there myself.

Bravo  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers, Annie
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Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 01:36:14 PM
chalk and cheese, knew you could do it :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #14 on: June 23, 2015, 05:29:51 PM
Nolan,

You pushed me out of my comfort zone by telling us in the lesson to make this our own!!  Glad I continued down my original path.  Thanks for the confidence.  I re-watched the lesson several times.  Bet I don't forget how to do the sea or dunes!!!

Danielle,  Thanks for your encouragement.  You are such a great artist and a big inspiration!!

Thanks Val and Annie - Appreciate the kind words!!

Now on to the next lesson.

Sherri   :hug: :hug: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Sherri


 

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