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dennis

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on: June 13, 2016, 03:10:03 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: July 07, 2016, 04:35:10 PM
 :heeha: Dennis, I saw the lesson today! All of it!!! It was magic watching how you laid all the colours down and they blended into beautiful shadings and shadows. WOW. The way the water ripples appeared.... I WANT TO DO THIS ONE!!!

However... I promised myself to finish the old doorway before I start anything new. I am fulfilling my (age old) promise to you and my fellow PBers who stuck by me through my 'painful' beginnings. As much as it pains me to get through this particular piece  :pullhair: .... I know it pains you lot even more.  >:D     :2funny:   

Seriously guys, if you enjoy pastels you are going to love doing the swan lesson. It is Amazing!
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Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 09:25:59 PM
Glad you enjoyed watching the video. :yippee: I actually enjoyed doing this class - not that I don't enjoy doing the others. ;)
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Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 08:39:33 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a lovely lesson which I thoroughly enjoyed as I do all the lessons.  Comments and critiques are always gratefully received.  Thank you.  Patricia


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Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 09:19:27 AM
 :smitten: Oh Patricia! Your swan is exquisite. You have a lovely talent with pastels.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 10:10:36 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Kathy. Your encouragement is always such a blessing to me.   Patricia
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Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 11:04:29 AM
A very beautiful swan, Patricia! :clap::clap:
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Reply #7 on: July 08, 2016, 11:31:40 AM
Excellent, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: Just add the dark ripples in the water movement caused by the swan.
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Reply #8 on: July 08, 2016, 12:00:16 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Steve for your lovely comments and Dennis, I will add the dark ripples too.  Thank you.


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Reply #9 on: July 09, 2016, 05:20:53 AM
I said I wouldn't look.....  :heeha: Brilliant Patricia!!! Your swan is gorgeous, the reflections, the water...wonderful! Pat, what paper did you use? Was it coloured?  I can't wait to have a go at this...
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Reply #10 on: July 09, 2016, 09:08:12 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Val for your encouraging message. I use Strathmore Toned Tan sketch paper, medium surface 400 Series, which I love because it can be used for light or dark media. 


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Reply #11 on: July 10, 2016, 04:57:24 AM
It's been so long since I looked at my pastel paper I can't remember what it was!  ::) The one I'm using for the doorway is a tan colour though. I took off a strip of the tape...didn't think it would come off after more than a year!  :sweat: It did with no damage and no heating!!!  :yippee:

One more question... Is there very much texture to your Strathmore? The pastel paper I have is quite rough.
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Reply #12 on: July 10, 2016, 12:32:33 PM
Val, the Strathmore paper that I am using is also tan coloured and it is pretty smooth.  There is texture but it is minimal although you still have to apply quite a lot of pastel to cover the paper but certainly not as rough as watecolour paper. Hope this helps.


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Reply #13 on: July 10, 2016, 01:56:42 PM
Thanks for the info Patricia.  :flowers:
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Reply #14 on: July 13, 2016, 01:01:17 PM
Pat, what an elegant painting. It's so lovely.  You did a bang-up job on this one!  What size is your paper?  I'm in awe of this...how nice.
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