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Tousabella

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on: February 08, 2015, 11:01:26 AM
When I seem to lose my confidence, I go back and 'redo' lessons. (I do it in watercolors, too.)  I've found that it's so much easier the second and third time!!  I wanted some smaller pictures of flowers for my bathroom, and some living room pictures, seeings that I have not one single picture of mine on the wall.  It was a very therapeutic and fun session!  I highly recommend, when the "blues" of painting get you down.....go back and do a painting that you want to do.  It's great.
Thanks, Dennis, for your ever-telling....Practice Practice Practice!   :o   
Now, to get back to the UFO's.
Retta

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Danielle123

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Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 11:09:11 AM
I am glad I am not the only one that had the blues.  I did not know what to do any more, i felt overwelmed, gave myself a  :knuppel2: In the butt  and decide to try a new medium for a change.  It is helping  :fight: The blues.  This winter is sooooooooooo l o n g here in Canada. 
I think I will have to move south, maybe they they don't get the blues there, sun shine all the time.
Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


jennylynn

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Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 11:32:39 AM
well girls we all get em "the blues" and hit that proverbial brick wall  O0  your so right retta about re-doing lessons that's what I did with the pencil course, and my what a learning curve  O0 you always miss something that first time round. well girls havn't got no snow to put up with, don't envy you at all, but the night's are sure long  O0 so great idea retta  :yippee:
jennylynn


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Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 11:59:19 AM
I can't tell you how often I repaint Dennis' lessons when my confidence starts to lag and I don't think I'm such a good painter anymore...there's something so comforting about hearing his voice and following his paint strokes...They also make great gifts when I'm done!
Cheers,
Sharon


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Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 12:17:53 PM
Bella post your work!  O0

Danielle come live by me. You'll stay so busy pulling weeds you won't have anytime left for the blues.  ;)
~Natalie

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Tousabella

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Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 07:38:47 PM
I will post what I've done, but, at the moment, my puter doesn't like my camera for some reason. Have to wait for my daughter to come with her cell and take some for me.
I'm pleased with what I've done, but they sure need "doing again"!!  LOL  At least, to me. I'm waiting for the next lesson next week, so will be busy.............and I will post!!
I spent seven hours yesterday with Dennis, and another three today.  We had a great visit!!  LOLOL  I'm trying to get up the courage to start the fuschia!  It looks fairly simple, but an awful lot of hours!!   ;)
Retta

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Danielle123

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Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 07:47:35 PM
Retta, it may take a long time to paint the fushia but it is worth all the time in the world.
Natalie,  would love to go pick weeds instead of shoveling (well I don't do that so much anymore, my husband does it) missing my outdoor walks lately, maybe tomorow will be good and not to cold. 
Sharron and Jenny, i too sometimes just listen to Dennis lesson even when doing an other painting or drawing even if it is not the same as the lesson I can alway refresh on the technique.    it does encourage me.    :thankyou: Dennis
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Danielle
Pourquoi remettre à plus tard ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui?
Why put off until tomorrow  what you can do today.


ncwren

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Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 07:07:46 AM
Lol Bella those computers can get fussy. Glad it is letting you visit with Dennis. I think the fuschia is the hardest one so far for me. The foxglove the easiest-you get one bloom down and it is just rinse and repeat after that!

Danielle we don't pick weeds. It takes a shovel! If I let them get out of hand I can swing on them like Tarzan. I don't garden I gear up for battle!  ;D
~Natalie

Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already. ~Dave Willis


 

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