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dennis

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on: October 04, 2015, 02:49:05 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: November 05, 2015, 02:39:28 PM
Dennis,

The Copper Kettle lesson looked appealing, but I do not have pastels, so did it in watercolor pencils.  I have already put it in the discussion section of the Online Art Lessons site.

Where should I post it on PB?  I'd like to share it with the other PB-ers who might like to do the lesson.

Thanks for a good lesson.   I am amazed at your eye sight in spotting all those underlying and reflected colors in the copper kettle.

aloha

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Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 02:53:00 PM
Mea, to date we've just put it under the lesson heading, but state which medium you used.   :heeha: Can't wait to see it!
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Reply #3 on: November 05, 2015, 03:02:44 PM
Thanks, Val.  Here it is.



Done in watercolor pencils (used two brands --Prismacolor Premier and Pentallic pencils).  Used Green Fields watercolor HEMP paper.

Not sure hemp is good to use with watercolor pencils as I have too grainy a result.  I tried blending, but it doesn't look like I did.

Not as bad from a distance though.

Really good lesson despite my not having the correct materials.  Nice to know how to do copper now.

Did not have the right brick colors so my bricks don't look as good as Dennis'.  I tried to do thepaneled  background for practice, but gave up.

Will be interested to hear what Dennis thinks.

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Reply #4 on: November 05, 2015, 03:24:22 PM
Mea, it is FANTASTIC ... you really did a good job not having pastels.  I have finished the lesson in pastels but will wait for the morning to take a photograph and submit it.  Anyway, I am proud of you for doing such a good job.


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Reply #5 on: November 05, 2015, 03:33:33 PM
 :heeha: Great go Mea! I've only looked at the reference for the lesson and the colours just blew me away. You did fantastic with the materials at hand.
Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 03:38:23 PM
Thanks, Patricia.  I am anxious to see how yours came out.   I'll bet it's beautiful!

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Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 03:54:31 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea, I enjoyed the lesson immensely and I do like pastels a lot.  Thank you for thinking that I have done a a good job and I hope I haven't disappointed you but we will see in the morning. 


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Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 03:54:51 PM
See my comments on OAL
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Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 06:40:35 PM
Mea: Your kettle is great.  Nice work. I do not use pastels but I didn't think of painting it in watercolors.  Kathy
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Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 07:19:19 PM
Can you believe this is the same painting I started with????   I am so proud of myself.

AFTER   
     

BEFORE 

I was determined to salvage that kettle and not have to do another one.

I went over the original watercolor pencil version very, very slowly with a barely damp brush.  Then "burnished" it like Dennis does with the colored pencils. (Dennis - hope that's the right word!)

It feels great when you can see the value of the skills you are being taught and apply them when needed.

I think this is so far the highest exhilaration I have had as an artist!

I posted it on OAL, too.  Gee, I like it so much I want to post it everywhere.

Oh, yes, it has a few flaws which I recognize, but I am blinded by the shine on the kettle.

I love you all!!!

Hey, Val, I think we need a BEFORE - AFTER CHALLENGE!!

aloha

mea  (Off to celebrate with a glass of wine.  Don't want to mess up the tea kettle.)

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Reply #11 on: November 05, 2015, 07:51:00 PM
Mea:  The changes to the kettle are great.  Love it. Kathy
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Reply #12 on: November 05, 2015, 08:01:31 PM
I am not surprised you want to post it everywhere..... it is stunning!!! !what a difference before and after!!!!Congratulations Mea !
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Reply #13 on: November 05, 2015, 09:42:07 PM
Thanks, Kathy and Jay J.  I am really stoked about it.  Has given me a whole new inspiration to keep going.

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Reply #14 on: November 06, 2015, 03:35:55 AM
Wow Mea, that is beautiful. :smitten: You can be so proud of this.   :yippee: It looks so real.  This needs a frame and hung proudly!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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