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Reply #15 on: August 16, 2015, 05:52:08 AM
Annie, now that you are settled (And isn't Colorado great? My sister lives in Denver.), send me your address in a PM, and I'll mail you the book.
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Reply #16 on: August 16, 2015, 03:03:58 PM
Thank you Bea Sue.  :flowers:

Yes, Colorado is wonderful.  The weather is just perfect and I am very surprised there is basically no mosquito.  It is difficult to refer to PB video while painting in the garden... but there is no way I will stay indoor.  Still not a good idea to leave oil paint outdoor overnight, my folds in fabric attracted little bugs.  Poor little bugs!

Yesterday, we took our first hike at about 7,000 feet.  The view at the end was priceless, a beautiful lake with yellow lilies on the water (I think they are called water lilies, the leaves are big and round and float on the surface of the water).  We had a picnic at the lake.  It would be a wonderful place for a painter to do watercolor en plein air.

Looking forward to read your book, in the garden of course.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #17 on: August 20, 2015, 08:48:18 AM
Welcome to Colorado!!!!  How long do you plan to stay here.  I live in North Denver after spending most of my time living in the mountains.  I have discovered I am NOT a city girl.   if you are still in Colorado, I would love to make you a zinger of a cup of coffee!  Otherwise, have a great time in your adventures.  I can only dream of having such a trip as you have planned.  You GO, girl!  Take everything offered to you that is good.  My email is spiraltiger@yahoo.com
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Reply #18 on: August 20, 2015, 01:37:13 PM
sounds like great fun

leave the folds painting to dry, then just brush the bugs off, it is normal when painting outdoors to get bug on the artwork


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Reply #19 on: August 24, 2015, 10:15:45 PM
Annie maybe you will get a chance in the different places you plan to visit to meet a few different Paint Basket members. I really enjoyed meeting Dennis when I did  :)

Enjoy your wonderful experience  :yippee:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #20 on: September 15, 2015, 10:08:50 AM
Hi everyone,
My computer was hit with the infamous Wordshark malware. Finally it is cleaned and fixed, but what an ordeal.  Val, my heart goes to you with all your internet gliches.

I have decided to try to do some paintings on my own, between PB lessons.  It may not be wise but I figure it will be fun to see how I progress over time.  Sharon's ordeal also made me thing... no about finding my inner voice (it is where it is) but about life in general.

This is my painting.  It is a composite of copies of flowers and leaves done by JK Peterson, and used with permission.  Judy thought it was not bad for a beginner.  I had a great time painting this outdoor in a beatiful garden.  For all I know the leaf does not belong to the flower.

Excuse the reflection, but it is taken with a phone and it was the best I could do without fainting the color of the flower.  I should post it in the encourager section to get critics.


Cheers, Annie
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Reply #21 on: September 15, 2015, 12:26:33 PM
glad you got the computer sorted :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

great job on the painting - please do paint your own paintings between doing the classes - that is how you learn. You learn the techniques in class, then apply them to your own artworks. By doing that the principles and techniques sink in and you remember them O0


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Reply #22 on: September 16, 2015, 05:21:22 AM
Where are you at now, Annie?  I've been offline for a couple weeks.  I'll be doing my winter move to Tucson, AZ on Oct. 17 if you will be in that area.  I have learned that to PM me.  But I see my email address is still up from before.

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Reply #23 on: September 16, 2015, 06:43:43 AM
Annie - you've done a great job with this painting - and so glad you're settling in at your new spot. And keep painting your own pictures often - and post them. I've learned so much by doing that and getting such great feedback from the PB community - a great way to keep learning!
Cheers,
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Reply #24 on: September 30, 2015, 09:45:54 PM
The malware keeps popping up on one of my computer (the new one of course), despite the fact that it has been cleaned.  I was thought a sneaky way to fool the computer and avoid the issue but I have to go through the sequence every time I login, until the problem is resoved.  Annoying but there are worst things in life.

I had to return home unexpectedly, but should return to Colorado mid October.  Cannot wait, it is such a nice place. 

Yes Sharon, I need to apply more what I learn.  The more I try the easier it will get, and maybe I will start to paint a bit faster... now I am slower than a turtle.  As Dennis says "slow now, to go fast later".  Although he probably doesn't mean that slow  :2funny:



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Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


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Reply #25 on: October 01, 2015, 06:53:22 AM
Annie, the tortoise passed me by months ago. Don't worry over it as long as you get it done.  O0

Dennis also said, "Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey" well, I've caught the monkey but I'm still trying to catch that tortoise !!!  :run:    :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #26 on: October 01, 2015, 11:12:16 AM
Val et al.,
Talking about turtoises and monkeys...  one of my painting has found a good home!!!

Val, you may remember (or not) that you commented on my poppies painting (which I since use as my avatar).  Your comment was very encouraging and pleasing to me at the time and still is.

Well guess what?  Someone saw my avatar, then a dig photo, and wants to have the painting or a canvas printed copy.  I am not trying to market myself, nor to try to sale anything.  It is a fluke... luck of the beginner.  The person is in Colorado, so I am trilled to hand it over.  See Sharon, I can part from my painting.  Maybe I will take a photo of the new owner with 'my' painting, and keep it for good luck.  :smitten:

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Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


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Reply #27 on: October 01, 2015, 11:35:07 AM
That's great news, Annie!  I liked that painting, especially the background that looked like quartz.

aloha

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Reply #28 on: October 01, 2015, 01:07:18 PM
Mazel tov, Annie! It doesn't surprise me someone wants a print of this - it's fabulous! And don't call it luck - call it someone recognizing talent when they see it!
Cheers,
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Reply #29 on: October 01, 2015, 03:09:39 PM
 :heeha: Brilliant Annie! I'm over the moon for you!!!   :yippee:

Hardly luck my love, still one of my favourites. Someone had the sense and good taste to snap it up before I caved!   :sweat:     ;D

Congratulations Annie. Well deserved.   O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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