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Title: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on November 07, 2016, 09:22:32 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.  ThanksYou

Access template Here (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolour/Lesson119-gumtrees-in-forest-template.pdf)   
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 05, 2016, 09:13:56 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for this informative class, it was nice to paint along with you again. Please let me know where i can improve.   
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 05, 2016, 09:58:06 PM
 :clap: I love this, Danielle.  :smitten: Well done. I will have to do this lesson when I get back to WC. It is such a soothing scene.  :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Val on December 05, 2016, 11:20:33 PM
Beautiful Danielle. I'll have to see this lesson.

 :think: No birds hidden in this one are there?  ::)
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2016, 11:58:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Danielle, you have done a superb job.  Lovely to see your work again.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 06, 2016, 12:42:58 AM
Wow, this is spectacular for watercolor, KathyS.  Intense hues. Dramatic.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 06, 2016, 12:45:40 AM
Wow, this is spectacular for watercolor, KathyS.  Intense hues. Dramatic.

aloha

mea

That is Danielle's lovely painting.  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 06, 2016, 12:56:17 AM
 :thankyou:  ,Kathy, Val, Patricia and Mea for your continuous encouragement.   It was fun to do and Val no birds hidden, unless Mea can find one somewhere.   ;D ;D ;D. Anxious to see all of  yours.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Gita on December 06, 2016, 12:20:20 PM
What a lovely scene! And I like the intended changes in colour to show sunlit areas compared to the original. So well done Danielle! Hope to find the time to do this.
This is pen and ink with water colour right? I can see the ink lines.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: lynn p. on December 06, 2016, 12:22:47 PM
Wow Danielle, you handle your medium so well.  Just beautiful.  Very rich colors.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: BeaSue on December 06, 2016, 01:18:02 PM
Wow, Danielle! This is beautiful!  :smitten:  I love the tonal values. I think I need to take this class.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on December 06, 2016, 06:20:25 PM
Excellent, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:

You caught me out, Val. Forgot the birds :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 06, 2016, 07:21:15 PM
 :thankyou: so much Gita,Lynn,Sue and Dennis for the encouragement,  ne i have to try one of my own, so much easier when Dennis is there to guide.......   :thankyou: again Dennis for the lesson.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 06, 2016, 07:23:52 PM
Gita, yes there is pen, ink and WC because it is like a sketch as if you were outside painting. 
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 08, 2016, 01:25:59 PM
Wonderful job, Danielle.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Val on December 09, 2016, 12:26:50 AM
:think: No birds hidden in this one are there?  ::)

You caught me out, Val. Forgot the birds :2funny:

I so enjoyed the Blue Gum Tree from the earlier w/c class. I still stand by my bird was big enough...but that was one really big tree!  :detective: Just had to check!  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: njnjgirl on December 09, 2016, 10:09:34 AM
Excellent Danielle.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Gita on December 09, 2016, 06:42:51 PM
This was a fun class, too. Thank you Dennis. Do tell me your opinion to my piece. After reading the above conversation my hands itched to add some birds.  ;D.

Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on December 09, 2016, 08:06:42 PM
Well done, Gita  :clap: :clap: :clap: Birds galore  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 09, 2016, 08:25:04 PM
Nice work, Gita.

The birds look quite proud to be in the picture.

I would love to see a bluegum tree in person. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 09, 2016, 10:59:16 PM
 :clap: :clap: Beautifuly done Gita, great idea to add birds.   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Val on December 10, 2016, 11:17:30 AM
 :heeha:   Just look at those birds!!!   :2funny:    I shall make note to self to add bird(s)... big ones!  :2funny: :2funny:

Beautifully painted Gita.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Gita on December 10, 2016, 01:04:47 PM
thank you Dennis, Danielle, Val. Got some google support to look up for birds which prefer blue gum trees.  :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 10, 2016, 01:26:08 PM
Very nice, Gita! I love the way you handled the foreground.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: njnjgirl on December 10, 2016, 03:33:38 PM
Beautiful Gita!  Love the bird addition. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: njnjgirl on December 10, 2016, 07:10:41 PM
I have not painted in a while since we moved.  I thought a lesson would help me get back into it.  Thanks Dennis, I enjoyed this one.  Not sure how I did on this as I felt really "rusty" painting.  To me, it looks like a cartoon......comments and suggestions very welcome. 

Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 10, 2016, 08:19:08 PM
This looks very nice to me, Mary Lou.  :clap: :clap: You could experiment with this by doing it again with a different palette. 
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Win on December 10, 2016, 08:41:18 PM
Lovely Paintings Danielle, Gita and Mary-Lou  :clap:
Its amazing how the same scene creates a feel of a different atmosphere from each ones painting.

 Love the addition of the Birds Gita  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2016, 08:50:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A lovely try Mary Lou and I understand how you feel about being rusty ... I feel that way all the time  :2funny: .  Anyway, it was a fun lesson and you did very well.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 10, 2016, 08:52:32 PM
Thank you Dennis for another enjoyable lesson.  The line and wash was a lovely change but I could not see the wood for the trees  :2funny: .  As always, I struggled.  Comments and critiques are happily received.  Thank you.


Patricia


Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 10, 2016, 10:45:20 PM
Lovely paintings Mary lou and Patricia.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2016, 12:14:13 AM
 :thankyou:  Danielle for your kind comment.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on December 11, 2016, 01:23:01 AM
Very well done, Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap: You just lost most of the highlights (The punch) in the center of the painting. You should be able to recover some of the highlights by lifting out, and then adding pure yellow straight from the tube.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2016, 01:58:31 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Dennis for your critique. It will be easy to lift out colour and I will add yellow straight from the tube.  Thank you very much.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 11, 2016, 02:26:48 AM
 O0 O0
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 11, 2016, 02:50:26 AM
Lovely, Patricia.

I have to learn this line and wash technique.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 11, 2016, 02:53:06 AM
Hmmm Mary Lou.  If this is what you do when you are rusty, I wonder what your work would look like if you were well oiled.

This really looks good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on December 11, 2016, 04:11:59 AM
Mea go the this link and you will find quite a few line and wash drawings I have been doing. Look on the first 3 pages. There are about 28 in total at this stage.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=watercolor+line+and+wash (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=watercolor+line+and+wash)
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 11, 2016, 04:48:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gita, Marylou, and Patricia. All of your paintings are unique to your own style. I love all the different renderings and colors. Bravo to all of you.  :congrats:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 11, 2016, 04:59:05 AM
Great stuff, Dennis.  Thanks.  I want to try the bird lesson one and the lighthouse lesson as soon as I can get to them.

I will substitute a mynah bird and a Hawaii lighthouse as soon as I learn the technique from your video.  Have a few exhibits coming up after the first of the year, so I want to contribute something new.

Mahalo.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2016, 01:30:40 PM
I am looking forward to Dennis' Rhododendron and Fuschias line and wash lesson coming up in a few days. I sat last night and transferred the templates.  Looking forward to seeing what you all do with the lesson.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: njnjgirl on December 11, 2016, 07:00:17 PM
Patricia, you have done a beautiful job.  I really like your foreground showing all the bits of bark.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: njnjgirl on December 11, 2016, 07:05:15 PM
Thank you Steve, Win, Patricia, Danielle and Mea, I appreciate your encouragement! :thankyou:

Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 11, 2016, 08:39:09 PM
 :thankyou:  Mary Lou, I appreciate your comments and it is absolutely lovely seeing you painting again. Looking forward to seeing much more in the coming months now that you have settled in your new home.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Win on December 11, 2016, 08:47:57 PM
I am looking forward to Dennis' Rhododendron and Fuschias line and wash lesson coming up in a few days. I sat last night and transferred the templates.  Looking forward to seeing what you all do with the lesson.


Patricia
How do you find out what the live lessons topic is going to be? It says click here for information and when I do it doent give me any information!!!   Sorry I know this is   :offtopic:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Gita on December 11, 2016, 10:04:50 PM
Kathy, Patricia lovely rendering. It's so interesting to see the individual touch of the paintings. 
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on December 12, 2016, 02:25:10 AM
Win, the LIVE classes come on only occasionally and have nothing to do with the normal class releases.
For upcoming classes to be released, go to the PB HOME page, click on classes and then in the dropdown click on "coming soon". There you will find the class you are looking for.

The template you will find that in the Watercolour Classes in the Forum.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Win on December 12, 2016, 07:15:54 AM
Thanks Dennis :)
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 12, 2016, 05:48:56 PM
 :thankyou:  Gita for your lovely comments and I too, find it so fascinating that we all see things differently. Our paintings all have their own personality because of how we interpret what we are seeing.  Interesting I find.




Win, I hope you found the spot which Dennis has directed you to. If not, give a shout and we will help.




Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Win on December 12, 2016, 07:29:43 PM
Thanks Patricia I was just wondering how you find out what the topic for the live class woud be, I thought it was the one you mentioned but realised it wasnt  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: dennis on December 13, 2016, 05:47:42 AM
Check the countdown on live class on OAL as Nolan told me this afternoon there will be on 8am NZ Time tomorrow.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Win on December 13, 2016, 07:46:42 AM
 O0 Thanks Dennis.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: JayJ on December 13, 2016, 12:23:21 PM
Lovely paintings ..Danielle, Gita, Mary Lou,Patricia!


I agree each one looks so different!!
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 13, 2016, 12:37:09 PM
 :thankyou:  Zayn for your lovely comment.  Yes, each one has its own personality which is interesting for I guess if they were all exactly the same, it would be boring for the viewers.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Danielle123 on December 13, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
 :thankyou: Jay an In for yor encouragement.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: njnjgirl on December 13, 2016, 11:25:56 PM
Thanks Zayne, amazing how the same subject can look so different.  Fun stuff.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 16, 2017, 04:56:49 PM
Here is Bill's version of the #119 Watercolor Blue Gum Trees in a Forest and the comments that were offered when I tried to help him get it into the right place, but ended up putting it in with a different Blue Gum Tree lesson.

From Bill76434:
My take on this lesson, please I would like your critique       

Comments:
From Mea:
Bill,
I LOVE your take on the Blue Gum tree painting.  Great foreground.  Nice bark. Maybe blur the thinnest distant trees a bit more.

aloha

mea


From Linley:
I like the lighter area in the middle of the bark area that indicates a sunnier patch. Great job!

Reply from Bill:
 :thankyou: Linley and Mea. Mea,I did look at these posting but they are of a different lesson. I don't mind where it is though. I shall do a blur as you suggest.

OK,  I think I have everything all in one place now.  I will try to delete the other postings so all the messages can go to one place.

Hope I did not cause too much confusion trying to be helpful.  Bill, your work is excellent and we want you to keep posting it.

aloha

mea


Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: TeresaM on December 17, 2017, 01:19:07 AM
Beautiful painting  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Val on December 17, 2017, 04:28:00 PM
 :heeha: So that's why I've been chasing this painting the past couple of days!   :detective:       :run:      :2funny:    No worries Mea, sometimes these things just happen.

Great job Bill, just one a small suggestion or two. The leafy tree branch which crosses over the trunk of the big tree, bring up the values so it comes forward and pushes the trunk further behind it. Possibly the same for the branch leaves coming in from the opposite side. They just tend to get lost in the background.

Overall, really good go.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Bill76434 on December 18, 2017, 12:31:59 AM
Thanks Teresa and Val.
Yes I had some difficulty with those leaves, I reworked them but couldn't get them to my satisfaction. Another painting to return to  :-\
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Val on December 18, 2017, 05:50:38 PM
I understand Bill. Those of us who have been around a while refer to them as 'UFO's'... eventually as we progress they tend to find their way out of the UFO bin and back into the light!  ;)

I still have quite a few UFO's to deal with.....   :whistle:        ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Bill76434 on December 18, 2017, 11:07:57 PM
Applied the good advise given. Thanks ladies Unfortunately I couldn't make the distant trees look very "distant" Mea due to the inks lines.
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Val on December 19, 2017, 02:53:37 AM
 :heeha:   Perfect as is Bill. Great job on the leaves, and the distant trees look just fine.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Happychappy on December 19, 2017, 01:42:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful painting Bill.   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #119 - Blue Gum Trees in a Forest
Post by: Bill76434 on December 19, 2017, 10:13:06 PM
Val and Patricia   :thankyou:
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