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dennis

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on: June 02, 2015, 05:02:36 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson 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: June 03, 2015, 04:45:16 AM
We're not using a template on this one?

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Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 09:26:22 AM
It hasn't been released yet Nina.
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Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 04:26:27 AM
Thank you Dennis for an interesting class. Here is my submission but I had problems as you no doubt can see. First of all my white pen ran out and I never had a replacement and then I lost my lines but I soldiered on.  All comments and critiques are gratefully received. Thank you, Patricia


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Reply #4 on: June 05, 2015, 06:47:06 AM
Patricia you did a great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I made a mess of mine.  :-X
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Reply #5 on: June 05, 2015, 08:56:25 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Natalie for your lovely comments. I tell you, this one almost went into the garbage bin but I had spent quite a bit of time on it and thought it would be a waste, so I tried to salvage it as best as I could. I actually found it quite a difficult painting to do and got frustrated when my colours didn't match Dennis'.  My whites come out dull and his were snow white.   Nevertheless, it was interesting and a wonderful exercise.


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Reply #6 on: June 05, 2015, 10:18:52 AM
Terrific!  I'm so glad you didn't "deep six it"!!  It turned out lovely.  Good job, Pat.  Boy...you guys are quick!  LOL  I have some others to finish first.
It's been so hot with all fans going, watercolors have been put in the corner for awhile. Paint is dry before it even hit the paper!!  LOL  Tried acrylics...same story, so I'll get to gettin with my pastels.
You did a great job.  I'm looking forward to the next lesson, too.
Hugs.
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Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 11:14:38 AM
Nice job Patricia.  O0 O0 O0 He looks like he is ready to take our heads off.  :2funny: I will get to this one sometime. I am working on the lion right now.  :sweat: I think the tiger is easier to do than the lion.

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Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 11:44:27 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Retta and Nina for your lovely posts.  Yes, Retta, it is pretty warm here too but I relish the heat for I was born and raised in the sun and you are right about the paint drying before it hits the paper!! Pastels would therefore be the way to go but my word, what a problem I had with losing my lines even though I tried to get the pastel as close to the outline as possible to avoid the "halo" but I just couldn't do it.  Anyway, it is all very interesting and so enjoyable. Just wish I could have started when I was younger and not in my seventies!!!


Nina I agree, the Eagles have evil eyes which scare me and they always look like they are ready to pounce. Good luck with the lion. That too is a wonderful lesson ... so enjoyable but then all the lessons are.


Patricia 


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Reply #9 on: June 05, 2015, 12:44:17 PM
Awesome Patricia!
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Reply #10 on: June 05, 2015, 02:30:08 PM
 :thankyou:  Jill, much appreciated.   Patricia
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Reply #11 on: June 05, 2015, 04:30:54 PM
Patricia, you applied the techniques perfectly :clap: :clap: :clap:


About the head and tail area: Take a sheet of tracing paper and tape it carefully and securely over the painting.  Then rub very hard over the head area (this can also be done with the whole painting when you have completed it). This pushes the loose dust into the paper without damaging the painting. Now you don't have to content with loose pastel. Give it a very light spray with fixative. Try and get a very soft white pastel and you should now be able to get the nice bright white colour. The very soft pastel should only be used at the very end of the painting. Hope this helps O0
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Reply #12 on: June 05, 2015, 04:38:38 PM
Beautiful Eagle Patricia!! COngrats!!
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Reply #13 on: June 06, 2015, 02:11:15 AM
Majestic eagle Patricia.  Lots of detail.  Outstanding  :clap:
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Reply #14 on: June 06, 2015, 02:33:25 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Dennis, Juan and Robin for your encouraging comments.


Dennis, bless you for that tip which I will do for sure.  Can you recommend any particular brand of white pastel which you feel is outstanding and which comes out white and not light grey?  You did mention one on the video but I never wrote down the name as I was so focussed  on what I was doing. Thanks Dennis, much appreciated.




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