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Old 05-19-2014, 11:26 PM
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Hey there Meryl, good to see you heading home! Look forward to you joining us again.
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Hi everyone,
I tried to be active again and started here
so far painted one and since it is from two refs and didn't placed hat correctly, could any of you tell me how to anchor it so it doesn't look like floating?
Tried to paint table but it is not working.
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Since it is not convenience to go out with the situation I would try again painting another one.
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Dewi, use a shadow?

The situation in BKk sounds horrendous, please stay in and safe and I hope it can all be resolved soon .... been thinking of you
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Hi there Dewi - yes, as Maureen says "Stay safe", the situation there doesn't sound good!

I had the same difficulty as you. I've taken a hat photo from the RIL and put some flowers on to it. I thought I'd finished yesterday, but it didn't look right. So looking at it today, I realised the flowers were floating and not on the hat, but hovering above the hat! I've added some shadows beneath the flowers and it does look more convincing!
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Dewi, sending hugs and good thoughts for you
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Dewi, so glad that you decided to join in on the fun!! Yes, the shadows will anchor the flowers. I have a lovely group of gals that I paint with each week, so I took mine there and got some very helpful hints and shadows were mentioned more than 5 times! (I have not painted in a while, too, so have found out that it 'comes' back to you, but more practice is needed in my case! ) Whatever is going on. . .please, take care of yourself and know that we are praying for you and yours!!

Peeps, like I mentioned to Dewi, I got some critiques on both of mine and will do some damage-control to get them finished. It is always the little things that seem to stump me, but the gals at the Studio are experienced artists and are kind to the ones trying to learn more and more!

5 more days, Peeps!! Sling that paint!!

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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Yes well I have the same problem....hat floating in air....

We dont have garden parties here, we have bar-b-que's, so I wanted to throw in a schooner of beer.................................But Ive run out of canvas
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Thank you very much Maureen, Viv, Jean and Katherine.... hugs to you all.

I did paint the shadow... might enlarge it though we'll see what happen and flowers are alright they looked stuck hehe.

Use your tote bag Meg

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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Flower Power ! Brilliant .
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Dewi -if you get the shadow really deep closest to where flower and hat are together, it will look anchored. .... lighter shadows where flower is above hat - 'simples', as the meerkats say

(Don't know if any of you get these meerkat adverts where you are - brilliant puppets - make me smile)
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

No Maureen, we dont get those adverts here in NZ. I wish we did as they sound better than the ones we do get!

Ive been sitting here smugly looking at mine, because Ive finished it. But as Im finished so early, Im thinking, maybe Im NOT finished it, and have begun messing and prodding with it. I just need to leave it alone!
Only 2 days to go - hurry up the 25th! (Before I ruin mine completely! )
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Welcome, marlynmonrow, we are glad that you peeked in! Hopefully you will have a painting for the May PP Garden, too!

Viv, I understand about tweaking!! It can get you into a lot of trouble, or, it can make the painting sing!

The deadline that seemed months away will be here very soon: for the Downunder bunch: Saturday, and for the rest of us: Sunday.

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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Ah I just stumbled upon the wonder that is the plant parade!! Think I can make it in 7 days?
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Never too late Susaleena - I haven't started yet (but don't tell the others!)
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Re: Plant Parade May, 2014

Ok, forgive me all for posting so early, but Im packing the computer after this. Early start tomorrow for Heathrow to head on home.

As I said I have ran out of canvas pad so couldnt complete this as I would have liked. Must have been feeling a little home sick.
Aussie Bush Basher (Hat) decorated with the Waratah, Golden Wattle and Aussie Red Gum.
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