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Val

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on: September 17, 2011, 01:24:49 PM
This is attempt #5 at loading this so no story this time....sorry.

« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 11:34:43 AM by Val »
Cheers, Val

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Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 10:01:21 PM
Very colorful.
Now that you got it uploaded, hit the Modify button to edit your text. (Upper right of text box.) It's up there. ^^^
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Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 10:33:26 PM
 :clap: Val! Your tulips came out lovely!  I don't know how you managed to do so many colours without turning them muddy, but they are gorgeous.  Great job!
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Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 02:35:29 AM
Thanks Guys... I'll tell you the story now..

I really was intending to follow Nolan's tulip lesson but I only saw up to the point where the background was painted, couldn't get the video to play from further in so you guessed it..it would stop every time I hit the same point. After I got the expanded version drawn, and seeing all those wonderful painted tulips..I got a bit spooked.  :eek: It all looked so easy in oils. Thanks to Kelley I pushed on...I had made a pact with him to do the tulip(s). The one tulip looked a bit lonely so I drew some more. I couldn't decide on a background colour, so I used 3. I picked the tulip colours as I went along, I know I didn't plan it out properly, but the more I planned the more I procrastinated so I just started painting.  :painting: The edges are not very smooth as we've have some very bouncy stormy weather this past week.  :boat: Had to get it done or Kelley might bring out the bat...and if Nolan saw Kelley with the bat...well, we know he likes the bat!  :eyesclosed: So even though painted under duress ( :2funny:) I'm quite pleased as I learned a lot about w/c while doing this exercise. Still have not quite got the hang  :hang: of these vibrant new paints, but I did mention it would be colourful! Thanks Kelley, and Nolan thanks for having the bat handy!  >:D     :2funny:  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 05:10:17 AM
Val,

They're beautiful!!  :clap:  I love the colors and the way you did the background.  Very creative.

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Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
You do really great work Val! Like kelley says...........it's not muddy at all and looks just like you knew what you're doing!
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 11:47:08 AM
Val, for me this is your best painting yet  :heeha:

Just love the background - colours, lines, you name it.

Do more of these, they will sell well :clap:


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Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 04:53:43 PM
Its taken me a bit to respond to all of your wonderful comments. I think I was in shock. Lloyd thought it was marvellous...he's never seen me speechless before, and he thanks you!  ;D
I'm still stuck for words... I'll try again tomorrow.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 05:50:16 PM
YOU had it in you to do this spectacular work Val :flowers: congratulations!  Now you see that I wasn't kidding about how great this :painting: looks I hope you decide to continue pushing and challenging yourself.  I'll gladly nudge you and work on a project with you as I am here to learn as well.  You've truly done a beautiful job.  So, you've completed your part of the bargain now I've got to complete mine.
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Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 01:17:01 AM
When I think I almost didn't post this painting...  :-\  I liked it, but my main thought was, well I learned a few things so I guess it was worthwhile. You see Pat, it just shows how difficult it can be to be objective about ones own work.

So looking forward to seeing your tulips Kelley... remember,  you are better than you think.  O0   :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #10 on: September 19, 2011, 06:16:44 AM
Thanks for the encouragement Val.  I had planned on working on and finishing it last week, but work had left me drained (14 hour days).  I don't want to rush it, but I will do what I can this week.  I'll have to remix new paint as the palette (ceramic tiles) dried up.
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Reply #11 on: September 19, 2011, 10:50:25 AM
That happens to me a lot... fortunately I can rehydrate the w/c if I'm careful not to put too much water in them. Once I'm finished a painting I thoroughly clean the palette.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #12 on: September 19, 2011, 01:50:49 PM
it's difficult to be objective about your own paintings. That is why we are here O0 If you were selling tulip paintings like this at the carnival, you would have made a small fortune.


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Reply #13 on: September 19, 2011, 08:53:19 PM
Fully agree . Beautiful  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 03:46:13 AM
Thanks so much Dennis.  :parachute: I must admit I was a bit nervous waiting for your thoughts.  :sweat:
 I'm just amazed sometimes how I can talk myself in and out of things as I'm painting.  I guess its the
  >:D and the  :angel: battling it out!  :2funny: The adventurous outside the box side fighting with the stay with what's safe side. Safe to say the adventurous side won out on this one!  >:D  :yippee:

Nolan, I honestly have to say I hadn't considered this as a saleable commodity. I'll sign it and take it up to the local framer.  :flowers:
Cheers, Val

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