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Happychappy

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Reply #15 on: June 19, 2015, 03:01:29 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Dennis.  Your encouragement and "talking to" have done so much for building my confidence. I shall be ever grateful to you and all our Paint Basket family for your continued support and motivation. Bless you all.


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Reply #16 on: June 27, 2015, 01:11:47 PM
This was the toughest one yet Dennis!!!

I got lost in those waves many times but, I persevered/pushed through
as you would say and finished with a new appreciation of
of Watercolorist.   I didn't have an overall vision of what the
final painting was going to look like, therefore, when I started to put
on the masking fluid (which is a critical step) I started to lose my way.

Here is my unframed finished painting.  I used 200 lb Bockingfrd   15" x 22" watercolor paper


 


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Reply #17 on: June 27, 2015, 02:05:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  May Lynn, I was so happy to see that someone else had tried what I too, considered, a very difficult and challenging lesson but interesting nevertheless. It has given me a new respect for seascapes which look so easy until you do them!!    I think you did a marvellous job on yours the only things missing are the lines on the sails holding them down to the boat .... don't ask me for their correct names, however that part will be easy to do as you know. Great job nevertheless.


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May lynn

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Reply #18 on: June 27, 2015, 04:05:12 PM
Dear Happy Chappy;

I see what you mean about the rigging not showing up on the painting.
I did put them in as Dennis suggested with pencil but, I guess I didn't press
hard enough.   This time I use a .05 Micron pen.


Thanks, for the heads up!!!

May lynn


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Reply #19 on: June 27, 2015, 04:15:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Now we can see them May Lynn and thanks for letting me know that they are called "the riggings".  A truly lovely job.  Patricia
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Reply #20 on: June 27, 2015, 04:54:38 PM
 ;D I love the 'rigging' things! They would be called shrouds and stays. Together they become the standing rigging of the ship.  May lynn, you have shown them beautifully. Full marks there! Your ship looks in fine trim.  O0 Any nautical terms you'd like to know just ask....before I retired I had my own rigging company so I'm just loaded with somewhat redundant (for most people) knowledge.  ;D

Great colouring in the waves, lots of action! The kind I'm not overly fond of   :boat: , but what a ride!  :yippee:



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Reply #21 on: June 27, 2015, 06:43:02 PM
Great job MayLynn!
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Reply #22 on: June 27, 2015, 07:49:01 PM
Thanks, Val for the tip about the ropes.

I've only been on a 30' sailboat once.  A true novice  unaware/unfamiliar that sail boats
lean to the left and right.

Or that the  masks and overhead boon swaying from side to side, I must admit I was
terrified. 

Give me a row boat, power boat or a tug and I'll be out on the water all day!!!!!

May lynn


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Reply #23 on: June 27, 2015, 09:39:03 PM
May Lynn beautiful painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #24 on: June 28, 2015, 12:44:58 AM
Beautifully done, May Lynn :clap: :clap: :clap:  One day I was not watching the signs on the water surface for squalls and the boom swung round suddenly and knocked me square on the ear. For a minute or two all I could see was "stars" :heeha: . I never went on the water without a life jacket. I really miss my Mirror dingy - I built it from scratch in my garage.
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Reply #25 on: June 28, 2015, 03:22:49 AM
Crumbs, all these nautical terms is like a foreign language to me.  I love swimming but as for sailing, never did much in my youth and the thought of rough seas makes my stomach turn. I have a very healthy respect of the sea. Anyway, when I want to learn more, I will definitely consult you Val as you are the expert for sure.    Patricia
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Reply #26 on: June 28, 2015, 04:21:00 AM
Looks great, May Lynn!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
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Reply #27 on: June 28, 2015, 04:33:06 AM
Ah May lynn, we'd make a sailor out of you in no time!  ^-^    ;)     ;D

 :doh: Ouch! That smarts Dennis. I got in a wrestling match with our staysail boom on our old boat while getting the staysail reefed in a rather, shall we say... 'boisterous' squall!  :whistle:    :2funny:    All ended well with a few bruises and a couple of holes torn through my new jeans! oy  ::)
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #28 on: June 28, 2015, 10:14:12 AM
May Lynn, great job. Looks great with a little touch up.  Very wild n awesome colors.  I love it.

Val...don't you lower most sails in a wild storm?

Pat....I have double pneumonia and with my age and lungs, it's a really long haul.  Low n slow!  The wild heat doesn't help either, but I'm poking along with my pastels. Really want to w/c, but, now I know what "dry brush" means!!  LOLOL  It's dry before it hits the paper!
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Reply #29 on: June 28, 2015, 01:35:43 PM


Thank you ALL for your kind remark, story sharing and suggestions.


Today I was ask to do an oil or acrylic of an eagle, photographed
by a couple while on vacation in our area.  I have prepped the 11 X 14 canvas
but,  I am hesitant to start, therefore, I think  tonight I'll watch Dennis' recent
pastel painting of an eagle in the forest.   I hope it will give me tips
on how to approach the bird's feather configuration and the wing structure.

Well here go's!!!!!  I'll post my progress in 'Encouragement'.

May lynn



 

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