Introduce Yourself Hi, i'm a newbie

This topic contains 24 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  Claire C 1 year ago.

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    Claire C
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    1 pt

    I’ve been learning to paint with watercolour for about 6 months. Previous to this, I haven’t created any 2D art since art college 16 years ago (i studied ceramics). I found this site through YouTube tutorials and i’m so pleased I have. Everyone seems really friendly. I’ll try to post to painting I’ve just finished. It’s from the beginners website tutorial. I look forward to being part of the community. Claire

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    JudyR
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    42 pts

    Welcome. Claire! Glad to have you join us. Jump in whenever you are ready. Post your paintings; join in the challenges. All here are helpful and encouraging. Look forward to seeing your work.

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    Claire C
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    I can’t seem to upload the painting. I have an error msg ‘file not valid’. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong! It’s a jpeg and within size limits

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    Mark
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    18 pts

    Hi Claire, welcome to the site. Are you sure the file is less than 1.95 mb?

    ****Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something****

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    Claire C
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    1 pt

    Hi JudyR and Merrymouse.

    Yes, it’s showing a size of 4890kb. I must be doing something wrong but can’t figure out what!

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      JudyR
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      42 pts

      I don’t know much when it comes to kilobytes and megabytes, but I think there are 1,000 kbs in 1 mb so that would make your file 4.89 mb–so too large.

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    Claire C
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    Ohhh!
    Thanks JudyR. You clearly know more about bites than I do. I don’t understand how others are able to post photos of their work that surely must be over the limit. Any ideas?

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    Anonymous
    22 pts

    Hi Claire, welcome! What I do is export my photo (I’m on a Mac) and then it’s the right size. Can’t wait to see your work.

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    Brian
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    19 pts

    You’ll need a photo compress app or program to reduce your picture files.

    Facebook.com/BParnellArt

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    Gig
    Participant
    1 pt

    Hi there,

    I’m new here to so hello from a newcomer 🙂

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    Mark
    Participant
    18 pts

    It depends on what platform you are using. On a pc I open the photo in microsoft office picture manager and compress the file size.

    ****Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something****

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    Claire C
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    Thank you all for your messages.

    Thanks Brian, I’ll check out a photo compression app

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    Claire C
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    Wow, that was easy. Thanks again Brian.

    This is what I painted this evening.

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    Andy Peters
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    Very nice Claire, I must pluck up the courage to have a go at that one. It’s lovely.

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      Claire C
      Participant
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      Thanks Andy.

      Just have a go. It’s more important to enjoy making a painting than what the final thing looks like. And if you don’t like the outcome, well every piece of paper has two sides 🙂

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    Paula
    Participant
    13 pts

    I like your painting philosophy and your painting, too!
    Paula

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    Gig
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    1 pt

    Nice painting Claire, it looks great 🙂

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    JudyR
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    42 pts

    Glad you sorted out the uploading. Lovely painting, Claire.

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    Petjoy
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    4 pts

    A lovely painting.
    Joyce

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    jezzy
    Participant

    Hi Claire. I really like your painting. Lovely and fresh!

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    Tina Sei.
    Participant
    7 pts

    Welcome, Claire. Your off to a great start, I love your strong colours and sense of light.
    Have fun, enjoy the challenges, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. (J. Canfield)

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    Patrick
    Keymaster
    30 pts

    Hi Clair welcome to PW see your already uploading work and getting stuck in, great to have you on board.

    You have done a lovely job of the sailing boat tutorial considering you have only been painting 6 months its great progress and you should be very happy. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in due course.

    Patrick

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    harryd
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    2 pts

    Hi Clair, welcome to the site. Nice painting – off to a flier!

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    RobertF
    Participant
    15 pts

    Happy you could join us.. Very good watercolor!

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    Claire C
    Participant
    1 pt

    Thank you everyone, for your very encouraging words.

    Patrick, I was watching one of your YouTube tutorials the other evening when the notification popped up about your first live stream. Watched the whole thing and looking forward to more.

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