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John Box

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on: July 23, 2016, 04:13:40 PM
Just an old piddler (not really a word) here. I’m taking my second crack at the watercolor painting thing. Thought I had better find some teaching, so here I am.  I have been sort of an “art medium jumper”, as I have tried several different ones through the years. In my case the watercolor painting has been a confidence deflater (not really a word). :)FUBXFU


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Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 08:31:47 PM
Welcome John, good luck with your watercolour adventures!
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Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 01:56:04 AM
 :bigwelcome: Hi John, glad you found us.  :clap:   Being a watercolourist 'in training' myself, I can empathize with you over the ups  :yippee: and downs  :tickedoff: of hopping in puddles! Dennis is amazing at leading one along the path to enlightenment in w/c. If you follow the recommended order of lessons, you will be in for an incredible learning experience.

I am also a bit of a 'jumper'.  :whistle: I love my w/c but must try a bit of everything...don't like to miss out!  ;D

The group here are a lovely bunch that will happily help out along the way if you should find yourself in a bit of a pickle.  :confused:   Just sing out and someone will be along in short order to lend a hand. Never worry over posting a not quite perfect painting, I know I've managed to salvage more than a few with the help of Dennis and the other members.

So put on your wellies and jump right in, the water is just fine!  :yippee:
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Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 03:01:42 AM
 :welcome:  John to our PB family and in no time, with the help of our wonderful Tutors and fantastic members, you will be "inflated" and flying high with excitement and enthusiam which is so contagious. Patricia
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Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 09:02:05 AM
Welcome, John.

I, too, have done a bit of jumping, but have landed in the WC puddle, at least for the time being.

Dennis's watercolor lessons are so full of valuable instruction. Also, there are plenty of us here to offer assistance and advice along the way.

Jump in!

aloha

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Reply #5 on: July 24, 2016, 05:01:44 PM
 :bigwelcome: Welcome John. As the other members have expressed, you have come to the right place. The friendly support from the people here at Paintbasket is amazing. The instructors, Dennis and Nolan, are the best. You will be painting incredible pieces of art before you know it.  :painting: The more you post and ask questions the more you will grow. I am a new watercolor student too. Every dilemma and question I posed was answered with practical answers and I was able to move forward with confidence. I look forward to seeing your work.  ;)
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Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 01:49:26 AM
:bigwelcome: to the PB family John. At least here you can choose your medium, including watercolour - just stick with it, you will win eventually O0 :gl:


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Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 06:19:47 AM
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcomes and encouragements. Before taking on a class I need to clear a bit of photo editing off my plate, but I hope to take part soon. Lots of good and knowledgeable folks here.   :)


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Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 12:39:50 AM
 :welcome: John, looking forward to see you getting started O0
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Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 06:29:22 AM
:welcome: John, looking forward to see you getting started O0

I’m still exploring the site, and like what I find. However, I’m searching for a class on watercolor landscape, as that is my current interest. That’s not to say that I am not unskilled on everything else. :)


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Reply #10 on: July 29, 2016, 07:39:27 AM
John,

Did you check the huge array of LANDSCAPE classes that Dennis offers under WATERCOLOR?  Just click the CLASSES button across the top of the page (top left) under the logo.

You are sure to find something you like.  So many to choose from.

aloha

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Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 02:35:05 AM
 :welcome: John. Rather late than never. Sure you'll enjoy everything PB has to offer.


 

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