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Reply #15 on: July 25, 2016, 12:53:57 PM
Hi Val, Thank you so much for responding to my question. I did what you suggested and yes, the lesson was there at the bottom, just as you mentioned. However, it is there for me to "buy now" but as I am a VIP Member, I will have to wait for it to become available on the OAL site. I wrote to Nolan telling him that I couldn't find the lesson advertised on the OAL site but haven't heard back from him yet. Anyway, thanks once again for being so helpful.


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Reply #16 on: July 25, 2016, 01:52:02 PM
Nolan will have you sorted quick enough.  O0

I have had a couple of not so great painting nights. Mind I did make some 'corrective' headway this morning so I think this one is salvageable.... sort of!  :whistle:   Almost to the point where the pastel pencils come in.  Quite exciting!!!   :heeha:   I hope you get in soon, this one is great fun.... lots of 'sloshing about'!!!  :yippee:    :2funny:
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Reply #17 on: July 25, 2016, 03:03:22 PM
Looking forward to seeing your painting Val, sounds exciting. I went over to OAL site and saw that the lesson is now showing there. Hopefully, I will do it tomorrow.    Patricia
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Reply #18 on: July 26, 2016, 03:34:05 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for another enjoyable and interesting class. Comments and critiques are gratefully received. Thank you.  Patricia


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Reply #19 on: July 26, 2016, 06:12:37 PM
Very nice, Patricia! O0 O0 Just one thing. I'm a. Bit confused by the shadows. The tree in the foreground seems to be casting a shadow from both sides.
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Reply #20 on: July 27, 2016, 02:22:28 AM
Beautifully done Patricia  O0   I see what Steve is saying about the large tree shadow. It does look like it is casting a shadow across the path as well as to the left.


Your forest trees look lovely, perhaps a few more darks/in the leaves. Overall very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #21 on: July 27, 2016, 08:36:26 AM
Dennis, thank you for this very educative class. This is my submission. My whites are not as white as yours, so it has somehow given another result. Unfortunately I did not have a dark brown pastel colour, the black I used instead is may be too dark. Compared to yours Dennis, I should have been a bit bolder and used more orange and darker green. On the whole I really enjoyed the course.
I would be thankful for suggestions and critiques.


28.07.16:  I realize retrospectively that I have used wax Crayons instead of Pastell colours :-\. Anyway I find the result also interesting. :)
« Last Edit: July 28, 2016, 02:32:19 AM by Gita »
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Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 08:39:21 AM
Great painting, Pat. Looks lush and cool. The shadow is from a tree out of sight....maybe carry it beyond the tree you are looking at? Or shorten it a bit and carry more to the right? I like the feel of this painting. Good job.
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Reply #23 on: July 27, 2016, 08:42:19 AM
Patricia, I like it the way you´ve done the painting.  O0 O0
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Reply #24 on: July 27, 2016, 10:13:31 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Steve, Val, Gita and Retta for your comments/critiques which I really appreciate. It never fails to amaze me but after posting, I can see all the areas where I could have improved and especially when it is pointed out to me for which many thanks.  Steve, I lightened the offending shadow which has made all the difference. Val, I still have to darken some leaves but it is generally looking so much better.  Thanks so much once again.


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Reply #25 on: July 27, 2016, 10:15:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gita, you did a good job too. You seem to be very proficient in watercolour as well as pen and ink. You must be a "natural" for all your work is good.


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Reply #26 on: July 27, 2016, 11:24:55 AM
Nicely done Gita, looks good to me  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Patricia, I'm having a bit of a fight with mine. I made some of the shadows much too solid looking. (one of those bad painting days  :tongue: ) I've lifted out as much as I can...actually thought about turning it into a foot bridge!  ;D

I've decided to just get it finished and call it a day. Any more fixes and I'll be in the rubber room!  :crazy2: It's coming!
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Reply #27 on: July 27, 2016, 11:39:46 AM
Val, as I was laying down the paint for my shadows, I also had the sinking feeling that they were too solid, too dark and not positioned correctly but I carried on irrespective of my feelings, instead of stopping and taking another look but knowing that pastels were the next step, I was in a hurry to reach that part and like you, I just decided to call it a day and I posted it.


Let's have a look at yours, I can just imagine that what you were struggling with, we will all see as something beautiful for you have such a lovely "touch" with paints. I know I have said it before but the feeling I get when looking at your work is one of "softness and gentle" which is very calming to view. 


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Reply #28 on: July 27, 2016, 12:05:48 PM
Gita and Patricia

You have both done well on this painting.  I love the dappled effect of the ground.

Gita - I think you did a lovely job of preserving the whites.  Your painting is very bright.  Yet, Patricia's looks equally lovely with its more mystical blue tinge.

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Reply #29 on: July 27, 2016, 02:22:10 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea for your lovely comments.   Patricia
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