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Title: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 26, 2012, 09:17:11 PM
Has anybody found the pdf for this lesson. Got the email, but can't find the pdf. Or am I to quick on the draw Dennis.  :2funny:
Also when will lesson 3 replay be up and running?
Thanks Nina
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: Lillian on January 26, 2012, 09:22:08 PM
Hi,

The template for Lesson #4 has arrived in my inbox but I am not able to access it.  I get a message, "Server Not Found".

Nina, maybe it's still in the works.  I'm also looking forward to the replay of Lesson #3.

We're keeping Dennis & Nolan on their toes, aren't we?   :)
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: Tousabella on January 26, 2012, 09:40:01 PM
Ha Ha....Me too!!  It's not 'where it sez it is"!!
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: sanvilla7 on January 26, 2012, 09:47:30 PM
 :help: Can't find it either????
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: Bhavna on January 26, 2012, 10:00:36 PM
Hey all,

After looking in to it I found the ".com" is missing in URL.
This is the correct URL for PDF -  http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-4-template.pdf (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-4-template.pdf)
:)
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: Lillian on January 26, 2012, 10:34:02 PM
Bhavna  You're so smart!!!  Thanks for the link.  I have it.   :yippee:
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: NHC50 on January 26, 2012, 11:25:33 PM
 :2funny: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Yes I have it toooooooo. This one looks like fun.  :2funny:
Nina
Yep! we have to keep them on their toes.   :clap:
Title: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sanvilla7 on January 26, 2012, 11:42:07 PM
Thanks  Bhavna.  I have the handout thanks to your info.
Title: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2012, 01:00:51 AM
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.  Thanks

The Template and Instructions can be downloaded  HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-4-template.pdf)

Extra Materials
An old tooth brush or around a #8-10 hog bristle brush
A piece of candle or a white wax crayon.
A piece of natural sea sponge or a synthetic one with not too small holes in it.

Download Lesson #4 Notes HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-4-piha-beach1.pdf)

Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2012, 01:07:36 AM
Wow! Had to go to town for a few hours and on coming back found this post with a ton of queries - you guys are fast and on the ball  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

I've opened the Lesson #4 Post with the corrected link as well as what extra materials will be needed.

By the way the "likttle Gremlin" had to be imported a great cost to the Paint Basket  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tousabella on January 27, 2012, 06:03:03 PM
Hi Dennis;
Cuz I have such limited space to work on, do you know what colors you will be working with for #4 lesson? Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 28, 2012, 06:16:47 PM
Dennis.
I realize that this is the last free class. I was wondering if you colud tell me how much the classes will cost after this one. So I will know how much money to save up for them.
Thanks
nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2012, 12:25:14 AM
Nina, the majority of our classes (except where specifically stated as free) at the moment are US$9 each with recourse to the replay a few days later. Non-attendees pay US$ 14 for access to any one replay.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 29, 2012, 02:03:17 AM
Thanks Dennis for getting back to me. See you tomorrow.   :clap:
Nina
Title: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: Maria Canino on January 29, 2012, 07:21:50 PM
Hi Dennis,
I am watching Lesson #4 right now but your new systems does not like my user ID nor my password.
Just to let you know  I AM HERE enjoying your presentation as usual.
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: Olgayug on January 29, 2012, 07:25:12 PM
Hi, Dennis,
Unfortunately I cannot enter the class, it says wrong password but I login at the main page without problem
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: Maryna on January 29, 2012, 07:27:03 PM
You need to register your name and a password at the bottom one.
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: Val on January 29, 2012, 07:46:26 PM
I did manage to get on just to see  :smart: &  :smart: fixing techy stuff. After that the net was too slow to watch. Closest I've been since you started the watercolours  :heeha:
Will try to watch the replays.  Nice new studio by the way.  O0
Title: Re: lesson 4 for watercolour
Post by: Val on January 29, 2012, 07:54:13 PM
 :ban: There appears to be far too much jocularity going on here!  :jk: Just kidding. I'm trying to download the material from #1 .....  :P  very long process.  ::)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on January 29, 2012, 07:58:24 PM
 :wave:  Dennis, would you please send me an email when we can sign up for the upcoming courses? I don't want to miss any ..... even if they are all replays!  >:D
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: John Dee on January 29, 2012, 09:14:00 PM
Hi, Dennis Nice lesson as always but no chat room again.

Thanks John Dee

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: olivia power on January 29, 2012, 09:14:41 PM
Thank you Dennis, great class.

Did anyone have the their chatbox working??

Sound and picture great.
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: wshortstuff on January 29, 2012, 09:16:52 PM
Hi Denise & Nolan.  Watched the class but the chat didn't work even after I signed in and registered.  Couldn't send any questions.  But all in all, great show.
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: NHC50 on January 29, 2012, 09:17:11 PM
Enjoyed the lesson. I even painted along with you. But mine did not come out right. Oh well try again. I was not able to go into the chat room. I even registered. But still did not work. let me know what I did wrong.
 :clap: O0.
Nina
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: Lillian on January 29, 2012, 09:19:52 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis! 

That's a lovely painting and great instruction with lots of interesting techniques we can incorporate into our paintings.  I can't wait to get started on it.  You are advancing us right along.   :)

The TV was clear and you came in clearly, just wish the chat box was working.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on January 29, 2012, 09:21:32 PM
Great Class today, Dennis and Nolan.  I can't wait to try this lesson. :clap:
I do have a question.  I know you said this is a specific place, but if I get adventurous :sweat:  can I make a few changes or would you rather I stick to the lesson the way it was presented? (Since my family has never seen the place, they wouldn't know the difference!   :whistle: ) I'm not saying I will, but......

Camera work has improved tremendously! Very professional! :clap: Steps in the right direction with the chat box.  I'm sure it will all fall into place very soon!e
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: valweb on January 29, 2012, 09:21:49 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for a wonderful class.   (even without the chat room).   The painting you did is absolutely beautiful.   I may try water colours sometime in the future but at the moment I am painting quite a few protraits in oils so I am concentrating on this. 
Title: Re: Watercolors - Dennis - Lesson #4
Post by: C.Bodine on January 29, 2012, 09:26:38 PM
I was able to long in. There was the top box to login in. Under there was another box to register.  After you filled out your info, you had to check the little box that says " I agree to terms..." then submit. ( I missed this part the first 3 times I tried) Then log in.

That being said, I don't know if it was working anyway, because once I got logged in, the message feed wasn't working. I think Nolan realized that.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Dham on January 29, 2012, 09:32:54 PM
Fun class! I painted along> I kept up a little better this time  :)
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=1770 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=1770)

I enjoyed this class very much will try this one again. I am looking forward to the color wheel. It is something I have avoided doing so this will make me.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: olivia power on January 29, 2012, 09:42:42 PM
Well done DHAM!!   Lovely painting........... and moreover, to keep up with Dennis, WOW  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on January 29, 2012, 09:50:25 PM
Great job, Dahm! when you post your picture into your gallery there is a box underneath it that says BBC code. If you will highlight that and copy, you can paste that code directly to the post (this box here) and it will post the actual picture and not the address.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: erika on January 29, 2012, 10:18:24 PM
Good job Dham - sometimes things turn to custard when I paint along, but you've done great today.

I missed most of today's lesson and jumped in at the end and watched (and painted along) for the last 40 minutes or so.  So I ended up with this simplified and slightly improvised version which I'm not entirely unpleased with  :whistle: and have to say hubby likes it too..

Have enjoyed these free lessons so much - it's like being put in the right mood for the rest of the week - and I thank you Dennis and Nolan, I'm contemplating joining for the rest of the year...  :painting:   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


I'll return for the replay when available - thanks for that also, mighty generous of Paint Basket  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on January 29, 2012, 10:25:47 PM
 :clap:  Erika!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on January 29, 2012, 10:25:52 PM
 :'( I missed tonite's class... I have been working since yesterday...on my son's schoolling/study schedule as well as printing all his subject material for each subject for the entire term.  He is homeschooled and his term starts tomorrow... I finished on his laptop... signed into my email...then when I saw the email from PaintBasket... I realised there was a class...but i was too late already...the class had about half an hour to go  :'( ... unfortunately I missed out, but his schoolwork was major priority... I even lost out on Nolan's class of yesterday...didn't realise there was a class.  Mmm, I need to try and catch all my piglets again and get them into the cage I think... maybe I will start thinking straight and remember when I have a class.  Still trying to catch up on the others though.  Will get there eventually  ::)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Vangie on January 29, 2012, 10:56:15 PM
Hi Leana.  I didn't know that Nolan had a class yesterday... what was that all about?  :confused:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on January 29, 2012, 11:12:11 PM
The two painting that have been posted are inspiring!  Did not even try and paint along today, took notes and enjoyed watching my first LIVE class.  What a joy..

RE; "the Grid"  it did not interfere with any thing you where showing with that camera. ( In fact, I used t at the end to critique the Masters composition .  IT passed! :yippee: :flowers:

Regards,
Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 29, 2012, 11:30:08 PM
Wow!  Dham & Erica!  Amazing work, painting along with Dennis!  You are fast painters and even took advantage of the techniques in the lesson.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm a real slow poke when I'm painting, that's probably why I tend to put in too much detail, paint too tight.

If I tried to paint along, I would be missing something Dennis is telling us while busy concentrating on my work.  Last week's lesson was a great help to me that way.

Dennis will be relieved, can  stop :sweat: and wipe his brow now, eh Brian?   :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Mary (mmmckee1) on January 30, 2012, 12:07:43 AM
Hi! I enjoyed the class tremendously and I am anxiously awaiting the information on the future classes.  I wasn't able to use my chat box only the right hand side of it was visable but not a problem.  How is Nolan's watercolors comming along?  I have had a hard time pulling myself away from paining in oils, but I found I enjoy both equaly. see ya'll soon.  Mary
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Karen on January 30, 2012, 12:18:09 AM
I tried to paint along too. It's a real challenge Dennis but i really enjoyed it. The glimpses of the photo you were painting from were really useful. I will have another go when the replay comes out and I can see things like where you put your people and revisit some of the color mixes.
 I like your versions Dham and Erika.
Did anybody see any chat in the chat box? I found I had to re-log in when i refreshed - but most of the sound and video was loud and clear.
 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on January 30, 2012, 12:55:14 AM
Dennis:
 a question:  can one put masking fluid over dried paint with out harming the paint. I can see times when that could be very helpful.

Karen
I like!!!

Lillian,
between the naked painting and the escapades, I'm going to very careful about what I say and /or agree with :nana: :nana:

Val,
You and I need to remember how "Bohemian" artist can be! They are not all straight laced and proper like you and I :pray:
 :clap: :clap:
Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 30, 2012, 12:57:41 AM
I am in awe at the great paintings that are showing up here.  I love your painting, Karen.   :clap: :clap:

I didn't see anything in the chat and couldn't put in anything either.  The box at the top wouldn't accept my password, I had to register at the bottom, then go back to the top and sign in only to get a blank screen.  There were a list of names on the right side.  That's all I saw.

Otherwise, everything was perfect.  The grid didn't interfere.  TV and sound were clear.

...lots of work going on behind the scenes.  Nolan deserves a medal!!  Eventually it will all come together.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on January 30, 2012, 01:14:11 AM
Karen I luv your painting. Every thing looks so perfect in this. I must say...You really did the great job  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 30, 2012, 01:22:36 AM
Brian, yes you can put masking fluid over paint as long as it is dry. That way you can layer.
Oh by the way I read that.   :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on January 30, 2012, 01:39:13 AM
great work Erika :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2012, 01:40:49 AM
Wow! the artists are working overtime on this thread  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
I had great fun and I see most of you did as well. I'll try to answer as best as I can from the last to the first.

Unfortunately we had problems again  :'( with our Chat Box - sorry about that - we'll get there in the end. Then you will have great presentations. Thank you all for your encouraging comments - we appreciate feed-back. Glad the  grid did not interfere - we sweated about that :sweat:

Brian. Yes, you can use masking fluid over previously painted watercolours.
Karen, the "photo" is actually another painting I did some time back. My original photo disappeared into cyber space together with 6000 others  :'( Your painting is very well done - considering it was at warp speed :clap: :clap: :2funny:
Looks like the "master" has to be very very careful - eyes are watching him :heeha:

Vangie
, Nolan did not have a class yesterday - I think Leana is talking about the replay that came out late because of tech. difficulties.
Erika, your painting is also. "Nice and clean and fresh- La-La-La!" Remember that jingle? Love to have you on the course :clap: :clap:
DHAM Also a lovely painting with beautiful sky. Just be careful with the horizon - keep it straight! You also lost  the look of a flat sandy beach. All in all, very well done  :clap: :clap:
C. Yes you may change it to suit yourself - no problem.


Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: erika on January 30, 2012, 02:31:53 AM
 :2funny: Dennis I remember! LOL!!

Thanks everyone for your comments - these critiques are so important to be able to 'see' through someone else's eyes.  I often look at my works in the mirror... when I need a critique stat  :whistle:

It's been great to be part of this free course  :dance: :dance:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2012, 02:48:03 AM
I'm sure lots of you are waiting for the lesson notes. Wait no longer:

Download Lesson #4 notes HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-4-piha-beach1.pdf)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on January 30, 2012, 03:52:45 AM
Wow looking good people!  :clap:

I only watched about the first 30 min of the show, had such a headache couldn't see through my eyes so I went to bed  :( (had a real crappy day, car broke down and in the process of getting it towed, I bumped it) , but anyway can't wait for the replay  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Vangie on January 30, 2012, 04:44:16 AM
Vangie[/b], Nolan did not have a class yesterday - I think Leana is talking about the replay that came out late because of tech. difficulties.

 :thankyou:, Dennis.   :sweat: Whew!  I thought I missed out on a Nolan class!!! Is Nolan running another class soon?

 :congrats:  and :thankyou: once again for your wonderful classes, Dennis & Nolan!!!  See you next week!!!  :wave:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 30, 2012, 06:05:35 PM

Ok I will be brave. Here is my watercolour painting of the seascape. Did this by looking at the painting that Dennis did.
I like my sky, the small clift, and my sand. I even added sea oats. But the big clift  :confused: I got lost. My waves are not to great either. But this is how you learn. I will put a date on it and put it in the bottom of my drawer.  :2funny:
I used a white crayon. I took it and sharpened it too a fine point. I had more control over it. Liked the spatter idea.
I am still having trouble with light to dark colors. I have the acrylic mind.  :hang: :banghead: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2012, 06:34:32 PM
Well done, Nina, you are well on your to becoming a watercolourist. Your sky is lovely and those waves are on par for the area. Very wild waves there. Not worried about the accuracy of the cliffs - I watch the execution of the techniques which are much more important.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on January 30, 2012, 07:33:20 PM
Dham, Erika, Karen and Nina (I hope I have not left anybody out  ??? ... WOW... all your paintings are truly looking so amazing... I am in awe... Well done everyone of you... I am sooo  :envy:. 

I have been so busy last week and this week... got very little painting done  :'(.  I am getting withdrawl symptoms already and soon my family won't be able to keep house with me  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  I hope to watch the 2nd video tomorrow and get some  :painting: time in.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 30, 2012, 08:28:04 PM
I love your painting, Nina.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  You're good at this.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on January 30, 2012, 09:00:42 PM
Karen, your painting is lovely, as always!

Nina, I am very impressed and I think you should be very proud!  It is a beautiful painting. 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Karen on January 30, 2012, 09:21:39 PM
Nina your seascape looks good - and it is closer to Dennis's painting than i managed - I didn't see the whole of it for long enough while i was painting. You'll get the waves on the replay and your reflection is nice and watercoloury. Your people have shadows and they are the right size!!! I have an acrylic mentality too and i keep wanting to tidy up edges!
I will use the crayon in the right place next time - I think where the tiny waves flatten into shore and make foam?
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on January 30, 2012, 11:49:52 PM
I've no idea what Dennis was showing all of you, but you're doing tremendously well  :clap:  :clap: The paintings are a real tribute to the excellent tutelage here. (not to mention the talent)  ;D
Alas I have only seen 13 min. of the first class, but I will get through.   :D  Keep going guys, you are nothing short of a truly inspirational trail. I applaud you all  :clap:  :clap:
Dennis, where you lead...so shall I follow.  O0 (just might take a bit of time....)  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2012, 01:46:40 AM
As long as it is not the blind leading the blind :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
There is an Afrikaans saying that transliterated says this: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king :heeha: :whistle:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 31, 2012, 02:20:41 AM
Thanks everybody for the encouraging words.  You all are doing an awesome job also.
We do keep Dennis and Nolan busy don't we?  :2funny: :2funny:  :angel:
nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on January 31, 2012, 10:20:46 AM
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king :heeha: :whistle:
I like that one Dennis.
As far as the blind leading the blind?...nothing could be further from the truth,    aw nuts, stepped on a paint tube...  :cursing: hit my head and knocked over the easel picking up the paint tube...  :censored: ouch  :injured: stubbed my toe   :help:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2012, 10:37:09 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on January 31, 2012, 02:13:39 PM
Val... :1hug: for the bump on the head and toe... mmm, to be honest... woulnd't have minded to be a fly on the wall  ;D to watch this episode of yours  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: ... oh dear, but then again...I might have gotten a swat in the process  :whistle:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on January 31, 2012, 03:35:40 PM
NHC50:  For me, the bright "spot" in the sky does a nice job of drawing the eye to that rock and I very aware of compositional "things" ( a challenge for me :-\)  I am impressed with the way my eyes are drawn around your painting. It would have been very E-Z to leave an "escape route" by accident.. For me, you did a great job of keeping me "in" your painting. :)

Dennis: you and Nolan have created something very special here Thank you :thankyou: :thankyou:
regards
Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2012, 07:36:52 PM
Thanks for your comment, Brian.

We are doing our very best to make this site a very friendly and welcome site to all visitors. We have chosen this format as opposed to the very formal ones seen on many other forums. We are also very pleased to see that it is working so nicely  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The honour goes to all our members who have made it so cosy :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 31, 2012, 10:11:05 PM
Hey Bodine,
I like your painting. especially your clifts. Yes I agree with you on your water. Just add so more blue to it now. It will work. Just soften the edges if needed. That is one thing about watercolour. you can add paint to it. Your foreground grass draws you into your painting.  O0
Not that I am an expert.  :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 31, 2012, 10:14:31 PM
Brian thank you for your comments about my painting. I almost did not put it on. I am very critical of my own work. I appreciate what you said. Happy painting.  ;D
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on January 31, 2012, 10:35:24 PM
Here's my attempt at the beach.  My water needs to be darker.  I still have a difficult time with LIGHTS FIRST when I am doing foilage! Maybe, another go at it later!

Thank you, Nina.  I Know I can darken the water, but I am a little scared to try it.  I may give it a go!



Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 31, 2012, 11:12:48 PM
Bodine
You will not hurt the painintg. Besides that is how we learn, we take chances.  :gl2:
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: nolan on January 31, 2012, 11:21:19 PM
sometimes I also wish there was an undo button for our paintings  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on February 01, 2012, 12:07:17 AM
Nolan that is a great idea. can you make us one. That way I don't have to use my paintings to start a fire.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 01, 2012, 02:34:25 AM
Christina, no matter what you think, you have all made a great start into the wonderful world of watercolour painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 01, 2012, 02:51:16 AM
I spent the afternoon at the beach!!!   :2funny:   Well, I can dream, can't I???  In actual fact, I'm miles and miles away from the ocean.   :(


Well, here's my attempt at painting the beach.  I found it quite a challenge, especially the waves.  I nearly fiddled them to death and I fear they ended up way too prominent.  I have quite a bulb of trees on top of the cliff as well. 
I enjoyed the afternoon.

Thanks Dennis for a pleasant afternoon.  You keep me  :painting:

                                                   
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 01, 2012, 03:18:07 AM
I see you had a wonderful time at the beach watching the sun go down. A very lovely late afternoon scene at Piha. That is actually what it looks like then. See what changing the general colour can do to put it in a another setting - Absolutely nothing wrong with that. I do that often  :D You have caught the reflection in the water very nicely. I like the  couple have a nice romantic chat  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 01, 2012, 03:29:57 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis!  Yes, I tried to make the couple look like they were holding hands and sort of talking to each other.   :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sapphirelynn on February 01, 2012, 03:45:09 AM
wow wow wow!!! Great job Lillian  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your sky is beautiful, so is your reflection, overall I think you did a great job, Kudos
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 01, 2012, 04:36:15 AM
Very nice everyone, I watched the replay yesterday, will try and do mine today.  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kelley on February 01, 2012, 04:40:55 AM
C.B. you are doing a wonderful job.  May I humbly suggest not to forget the second reflection of the boulder (furthest) in the water.  It is coming along quite beautifully.  I love it!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kelley on February 01, 2012, 04:42:56 AM
Lillian, you are using darker, bolder colours that really give your painting a dramatic effect.   O0 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 01, 2012, 10:27:47 AM
C & Lilian.... Such wonderful work, both of you.
C, I still have to stop sometimes and slow down to remember the whites, it is difficult once you have trained yourself to think one way and now you want to turn it around. I think you are in the same stage as I, a bit intimidated by how strong w/c can be. I think I'm getting over it  ::)
Lillian, I love your strong use of colour. As stated, I'm working on that aspect. Well....back to try the videos again.....
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 01, 2012, 11:08:06 AM
It is official for me now - no more watercolours, :surrender: my work is  :thumbdown: and I actually don't like it anymore. I did the beach scene and before I started I said to myself, this is going to be the most beautiful beach I have ever done and then omw suck suck.

I am done with watercolours. I know my husband is going to be  :tickedoff: for all the money I spend on the paint etc but so be it. Guess maybe this means I am too dominant I like to be in control and that is just why I love oil.

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I am sorry oom Dennis, I tried and this just aint for me  :'(
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 01, 2012, 11:10:41 AM
C. Bodine!!!  I missed seeing your seascape painting!  My apologies!  I posted my photo last night. looked around here for a time and went to bed.

I love your painting! 

I really like the water and I can see the sand extending out under the water.  It's very lovely!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

As Kelly already mentioned, the reflection of that second big rock will make it complete. 

 :thankyou:  everyone for your kind remarks on my painting.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 01, 2012, 11:30:02 AM
Maryna, I don't know what Dennis will have to say to that.   :(

My philosophy is that if I am not having fun with it and don't feel some sense of accomplishment, I would move on to the media that would do that for me.  I'm the type who likes a challenge, otherwise I would have given up on watercolor a long time ago.  I think it's the hardest medium to accomplish and for me, it's a long road to get to where I want to be.

It's no fun to feel like you're wasting your time and heading down a dead end road. 

I say, use whatever media you love the most.  But, may I suggest though, that you just doodle around a bit with the paint and paper in your spare time, not doing any serious project, just getting used to how the paint and paper react together.  Try painting something very simple now and then.  That way, you may gradually work into it and that way, you won't feel like you wasted your $$$.   :1hug: :1hug:

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 01, 2012, 11:34:28 AM
very true, I will stick with oils for now, who knows what the future may hold :)

 :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 01, 2012, 02:13:40 PM
Kelley, thank you for your input. Of course, you can make a suggestion! (As always, in your kind and humble way!  :flowers: )I will go back to the rock reflection when I try to darken the water a little.

Lillian, it is easy to miss things on here.  If a post is at the beginning of a new page, I always go back one page.  I realized I was missing A LOT when I didn't do that. Thank you for your comments.  It means a lot when a person with better skills is encouraging.

Val, I started with Nolan in oils. With oils, you start out with DARKS and go to LIGHTS. With wc, you start out with LIGHTS and go to DARKS. I just can't seem to get a grip on that.  I also struggle with color mixing still. I know what I'm suppose to do, but it just doesn't seem to come out right.  All this will eventually be second nature and we will both throw out masterpieces every week, I'm sure.   :2funny:

Maryna, I understand how you feel.  If you don't enjoy something, go with what you do enjoy! That is kind of the point in being an artist. I get really frustrated when my work doesn't turn out like I want.  I'm just so convinced, when I sit down to paint, my picture is going to come out great! ???  Of course, that comes with experience and practice.  Even though I struggle and I still prefer oils, I do like wc a lot, so I will keep trying.   
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on February 01, 2012, 02:18:24 PM
Lillan love you seascape.  O0  You are thinking outside the box.
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 01, 2012, 05:36:16 PM
Maryna, the whole object of the 4 free lessons was to let people know what I paint and how I teach and, most importantly, get the feel of watercolours to see if they like the medium or not. It is completely natural that some will like it and some will not. I respect that. There are some areas of art that are also completely not for me.

I have absolutely no hard feelings against anyone who does not like some of the things I do - after all I have been painting since 1946 and teaching approx 28 years. I have long past got over disappointments. If I had to worry over all the so-called disappointments I would be a very old wrinkly man walking around with crutches :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Do you know what my biggest disappointment would be? If you had to stop painting completely.

So, smile :) pick up your brushes and carry on with your oil painting. Don't give up on watercolours completely, you have the equipment, but this time just dabble with them. Some time, some how, suddenly everything will gel. May your painting career be a very joyous one as we travel the art road together. :flowers:

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 01, 2012, 06:24:32 PM
All your paintings look so good  :envy:  I am still busy with no 3   :blush:  Sorry Dennis, I'll catch up and post mine, just a little hectic at home at the moment. 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 01, 2012, 07:36:59 PM
Maryna, as Dennis said, w/c is not for everyone. I hope you don't feel badly about it, sometimes I think it is not so much the artist that chooses the medium, but the medium which chooses the artist. Could be why I  :pullhair: so often!  :crazy2:
I look forward to seeing you create and grow as we travel along this artistic road...besides, it's all the same road we travel really...just different vehicles.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 01, 2012, 09:21:22 PM
C, I think your painting looks really great. Well done.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 01, 2012, 09:26:36 PM
Lillian, well done on your beach scene... Love the colours you used. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 01, 2012, 11:00:48 PM
Thank you, Leana.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Dham on February 02, 2012, 12:42:05 AM
C. and Lillian  Beautiful work!
Lillian are you in Brockville ON? I used to live in Kingston and work at BGH. Left the freezing rain for the south12 years ago :)
Denise
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 02, 2012, 12:47:09 AM
 :thankyou: Leana & Denise!

Brockville indeed, by the beautiful St. Lawrence River & the Thousand Islands.  But  :cold:  I will send you a personal message.   :1hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on February 02, 2012, 02:39:30 AM
Just a brief note:   I am very impressed with all the paintings that have been posted. From each of you I "see" things I hope to incorporate in my work as I progress.

This has been a challenging week in terms of getting  :painting: two paintings behind and not sure if I will catch up by Sunday

With luck will get "Simplify #1"  done and posted and start on "Techniques 1"

Dennis. Lillian is a "ringer" isn't she?  Her work is so professional that I just know you got her to post paintings here to give us something to aim for :sneaky:  her job is to keep us  :run: :run:

Lillian: in all honesty. What a powerful painting  :thankyou: It never crossed my mind to change the tonal qualities to turn it into sunset. Masterly done :clap:

Karen: Just went back and took a second look at how others did things and  this time I got hooked on your reflections .. NICE JOB!!  This time, my eye kept going back.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 02, 2012, 05:51:38 AM
I decided to face the music, here is my beach, I would appreciated some honest feedback no matter how bad  ;)

During frustration my paper ripped - but anyway.

This is exactly why I don't think w/c is not for me   :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Helenty on February 02, 2012, 08:12:06 AM
Your painting looks fine from here Maryna , don't worry you are not the only one who gets frustrated with wc but i am determined to learn to use it well but will also keep working in oils.I have looked at all the works on seascape and i am very apprehensive about trying it myself but i will have a go,am just finishing the acrylic one first have done half of that one and it will be interesting to see how i cope with acrylics as i have not used them for many years.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 02, 2012, 09:59:56 AM
I'm having trouble getting your photo to expand, tried your gallery but didn't see it there. Since I'd like to give you an honest opinion I'll have to pass until I can see it properly.
Can't locate my  :detective: my magnifying glass, which I have used on previous occassion...... Dennis, you're up.  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 02, 2012, 12:37:39 PM
I finally decided to give the watercolours another go. I will continue to learn and see from there before I really just pack it in.

Don't know why I am so hard on myself, sis on me  :banghead:

Gotta crawl before I can walk hey  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 02, 2012, 01:33:03 PM
Maryna!  I'm so proud of you!  You did a splendid job on your beach painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I especially love how you did the waves!   :congrats: 

Water color is exactly that -- water color.  I can see how you allowed the pigment to flow onto the paper and it gives a nice loose, watercolor-y effect, like a watercolor painting should be! 

I think you're off to a great start, a lot better than my first paintings were, that's for sure!  It just proves what a great teacher Dennis is.

May I suggest that you put a date somewhere on your painting, either on the front or back.  I'm sure that if you spend some time practicing now and then, in time, you will look back and see how you've progressed.

  :1hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 02, 2012, 01:45:51 PM
Maryna,  :clap: You did it and it looks very nice! :clap: It is so easy to be hard on ourselves.  We want to be instant proficient artist! We are getting there.  Glad to here you're going to stick with it a little longer!

Helen, the first beach I did, I got to the water and threw it away! It was embarrassing for ME to look at, much less show it on here.  I was determined, though.  Tried again and the next one came out better.  Not as good as some of the wonderful ones on here, but decent for a beginner. Don't be intimidated by others art. (I have to tell myself this all the time! )Do your best and watch yourself grow!!! ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 02, 2012, 07:08:15 PM
Wow  :clap: :clap:  Wise words coming out here from beginners for beginners.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: nolan on February 02, 2012, 07:13:09 PM
Awesome job Lillian AND Maryna - I don't see anything wrong with your painting, it's lovely and up to the standard of everybody else :clap:

I think it's just a case of realising that watercolours give you a more free effect than the oils and you have to accept that the watercolours will flow around, so don't try and control them as much as the oils, put them where you want them and then let them do their own thing. Later when you get more experienced, you will gain more and more control. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: erika on February 02, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
I think everyone has had a great start to w/c and the pictures on the gallery proves that..

I've been wanting to master w/c for ages - ever since I saw my sisters botanical w/c framed and on her wall (btw frames for watercolours are like the proverbial cherry on top - it just doesn't pop until you've placed it in one of those...)

Dennis and Nolan, you've proved to me that through good instruction anyone can at least try their hand at w/c and come away with something pleasing to the eye.

And I think w/c is the hardest medium there is - mastering it will be like conquering Everest - lots of planning (prep), following through (sticking with it) and phoning your mum on the summit ("look Mum I did it!!").  And you don't even try climbing if you're not fit, so lots of training in the offing - that's what I like: lots of experimenting..

you have to accept that the watercolours will flow around, so don't try and control them as much as the oils, put them where you want them and then let them do their own thing. Later when you get more experienced, you will gain more and more control. O0

...thaaaaaat's what I like!!  :painting: :confused: :painting: :confused: :painting: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 03, 2012, 07:48:44 AM
Maryna, your painting look great.  You can certainly be very proud of your accomplishment.  Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sapphirelynn on February 05, 2012, 05:31:09 AM
 My waves look to ridgid thanks to not applying the masking fluid properly. Wasn't thinking and just sort of squiggled it on, then when it came time to rub it off I realized that OH OH what was left in white did not really look like waves at all...to late now...oh well next time I will think of my masking fluid as negative painting..or perhaps just stick with acrylics..you can have the tide come and go till you are happy with it ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 05, 2012, 05:45:50 AM
I love it! looks very nice  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 05, 2012, 07:26:25 AM
SapphireLynn, your painting looks great  :clap: :clap: :clap:... love the colours...  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 05, 2012, 01:03:16 PM
 :wave:  Saphirelyn,

I love the color of the sea in your painting.   Nice work!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think we learn something with every painting we do.

I had a difficult time with the waves even though I think I put the masking fluid on correctly.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 05, 2012, 01:46:00 PM
Saphirelyn, I really like the colors you used. The masking fluid can be tricky if we don't "paint" with it to form the shapes we need.  It's hard to tell sometimes, too.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sapphirelynn on February 05, 2012, 05:21:23 PM
Thanks guys, and yes with every painting we learn 'what not to do' and those 'ah ha' moments that tell us we did this or that right.  I look forward to those breakthru moments, especially in WC
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 05, 2012, 10:30:12 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Great job Sapphirelynn  :clap: :clap:  It does take a while mucking about with masking fluid to get the hang of it, I got into a bit of a  :fight:  with it one time....looked like both me and the painting were covered with string art!  :2funny:

There will be lots more breakthrough moments to come .... I love that high!!   :yippee:  :parachute:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Helenty on February 06, 2012, 04:00:11 AM
Here is my version of the seascape did it from just the picture this time though i did watch the replay last week, still having some trouble but hope i get better as time goes along and practice.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 06, 2012, 05:29:34 AM
Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sapphirelynn on February 06, 2012, 06:46:27 AM
nice work Helenty :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 06, 2012, 08:47:11 AM
 :clap: Nicely done Helenty.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 06, 2012, 09:37:04 AM
Lynn, You have made a nice painting although it is a bit darker than mine.  It is absolutely no problem at all. You have just made it closer to sundown with very lovely storm clouds - well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have grasped the techniques.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Helenty on February 06, 2012, 11:40:02 AM
Thank you for your comments girls ,i checked all the other paintings out and boy are they good i still need to do a lot more to get to the stage you are at.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on February 06, 2012, 12:20:27 PM
Very nice job Helenty.   O0
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 06, 2012, 05:15:52 PM
Helen, It always seem a little intimidating to post our pictures when we see others work.  You did a very nice job on your beach painting!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 06, 2012, 09:37:38 PM
 :wave: Helen, if I get my cosmos to post you won't feel too bad at all!  I think you have done a great job on your seaside painting. You have the reflections in the water, the wavetops breaking, great looking sand, and nice colouring. What is not to like? Super job.  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on February 07, 2012, 05:52:54 AM
I noticing how many of us are  :fight: with our selves because we don't seem to be making the progress we think we should ( or someone taught us we "should"

My oldest kid is a  airline pilot who gives me some very interesting lesions in life.... He told me that most of the time the jumbo jets he flys are off course  They are constantly correcting, 'cause they are either to the right of the course, or to the left, too high or too low.... He says that all that matters is that are headed in the right direction and they do get to exactly where they are supposed to be!  :1hug:

He finishes with, " just like your paintings, Pops" " 'member you telling me that if 'if we're not making mistakes we aren't growing'?."

Smart alack kid :smiley6600: :smiley6600:

It fascinates me how we can see the growth in others , but miss our own!   I am very grateful that you are all here to help me see my growth and that we continue to encourage each other. :hug: :hug:

Regards
Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kelley on February 07, 2012, 06:07:24 AM
Said brilliantly Brian.  Thanks for that.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 07, 2012, 07:31:05 AM
Brian, you have one very smart and wise kid. That's one of the best explanations I seen and heard about painting progress ever  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I salute him.  :smart:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Helenty on February 07, 2012, 08:03:23 AM
Well said Bryan, now to put it into practice.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 07, 2012, 11:16:02 PM
 :clap:   O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Harald on February 11, 2012, 04:54:49 PM
My atempts to ceate a seascape, it`s not as easy as it looks, but it will hopefully get better with more practice. Look forward to future lessons.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Harald on February 11, 2012, 05:25:06 PM
One more
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Maryna on February 11, 2012, 05:55:11 PM
very nice  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 11, 2012, 06:00:27 PM
 :bigwelcome: to PaintBasket Harald ...great having you on board.  I believe your stay here will be a happy 1 with loads of learning in the pipeline.

Well done an all your seascapes... I love the sky in the first one...beautiful... and the ocean/waves and sand are so different in the 2 paintings and are really very nicely done in both... You can be very proud. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 11, 2012, 10:07:41 PM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket, Harold!

Nice job on your seascape paintings!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I like the way you painted the sky and the color of the water.   :congrats:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 12, 2012, 12:16:13 AM
Harold, :welcome: to the PaintBasket. This is a great place to be!

Your paintings look very good! :clap:  I really like the waves you have created!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 12, 2012, 01:07:51 PM
Well, finally I'm done with my seascape  :-\ not happy with it at all. Went a little moggy with the candle, and now have candle where I shouldn't have candle  :confused: , and as for my clouds,  :o, I still need lots of  :help:

Totally  :blush:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2012, 02:15:48 PM
Lyndy, I think it looks fine. I like your big rock. The waves look fine also. Remember we are jsut beginning to learn. I guess we are to hard on ourselves.  O0
It will only get better. I know this is a new experience for me.
Harald  :welcome: to our little family. You will be blessed here. You will learn soooooo much.
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 12, 2012, 03:30:37 PM
Lindy, I think your painting is very nice and very well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 12, 2012, 04:19:25 PM
For a beginner you have done an excellent job specially the sea and the hills. Clouds are a bit more difficult than they look but they still are well done - the only thing wrong is that they have too many hard edges. I do have 2 cloud lessons coming up very soon if you are able to make them.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 12, 2012, 04:43:07 PM
Thank you  :thankyou: Yes, maybe we are harder on ourselves. Dennis, I certainly will take you up on the cloud lessons if I am able to.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Harald on February 12, 2012, 05:24:36 PM
Many thanks for the warm welcome and the encouraging comments. What I really appreciate.
I look forward to the future with lots of learning together with others with the same interest.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 12, 2012, 09:56:41 PM
Lyndy... nicely done  O0 Baby steps we take before we can run... you are doing great  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 13, 2012, 02:43:17 PM
 :thankyou: Leana.  And  :welcome: Harald
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: nolan on February 14, 2012, 02:16:28 AM
Two great painting Harald and Lyndy :clap:

I don't have a problem with your waves Lyndy, I think what is bothering about the clouds though is the parallel lines formed by the clouds. Always look out for repetitions like that when painting and change them O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 14, 2012, 04:52:10 PM
 :yippee:   :clap: Well done Harald and Lyndy  :clap:  What's this? Painting by candlelight? It's a wonder you're not all blind!  8)   :2funny:  Just kidding, wonderful work both of you. Can't wait to get that far.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on February 15, 2012, 09:52:51 PM
Harald and Lyndy

Nice work!

Harald, on your 1st seascape, I love the lower right corner. to me, it adds very nicely to a sense of depth to the over all painting

Lyndy,  You show a lot more courage with your candle than I did,  I was much too tentative with mine

 Nice job both
Regards
brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 16, 2012, 06:04:30 PM
Thanks Nolan. Will look out for those staight lines in my sky  :2funny:

Thanks Brian. I think I over did it abit and ended up with large shiny waves that look too nearby in an area that's suposed to be far away and small and in the shade   :-\ but  that's how we learn, isn't it?
 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 16, 2012, 11:51:28 PM
Yup, kind of like when you do your first fingerpainting in school .... you learn real quick not to lick your fingers!   :eek:   :envy:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 18, 2012, 03:44:05 PM
 :clap:  that's so right Val. One learns very quickly  :smart:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 18, 2012, 03:55:56 PM
Yup, kind of like when you do your first fingerpainting in school .... you learn real quick not to lick your fingers!   :eek:   :envy:

Now if I could just learn not to drink the dirty wc water out of the coffee cup next to my REAL coffee cup!  Or dip my paintbrush IN the real coffee cup.  A simple matter, wouldn't you think?   :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 18, 2012, 04:36:10 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 18, 2012, 05:12:51 PM
And I thought I was the only one that did it  ::) :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 18, 2012, 07:03:18 PM
 :heeha: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 19, 2012, 01:25:21 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  I seem to do the same !! Do you think it could be an "artist thing"    :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 19, 2012, 05:38:39 PM
:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  I seem to do the same !! Do you think it could be an "artist thing"    :clap: :clap:

I think it's a part of it...I think we kind of go into a zone or a flow state and we lose track of things like time and sometimes even bodily connection to earth!   :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on February 19, 2012, 09:51:30 PM
I just pretend that "I meant to do that"  ....Well at least dipping my brush in the REAL coffee cup!  "after all OTHER great artist pint with coffee" :yippee: :yippee: That word is PAINT not pint :blush: :blush:

AS soon as Nolan has time to teach me how to post pictures, Ill post the "red bush" and the "famous beach"

Remember Dennis talking about the face in the 'Red Bush" ?... I'm watching the replay, he gets to that part and I'm gone, 'cause ALL I can see is this large dog with teeth, watching every one of Dennis's brush strokes... Now none of you will be able to watch that re-play with out seeing the same dog!! >:D >:D >:D >:D :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 19, 2012, 10:38:56 PM
I just pretend that "I meant to do that"  ....Well at least dipping my brush in the REAL coffee cup!  "after all OTHER great artist pint with coffee" :yippee: :yippee: That word is PAINT not pint :blush: :blush:

AS soon as Nolan has time to teach me how to post pictures, Ill post the "red bush" and the "famous beach"

Remember Dennis talking about the face in the 'Red Bush" ?... I'm watching the replay, he gets to that part and I'm gone, 'cause ALL I can see is this large dog with teeth, watching every one of Dennis's brush strokes... Now none of you will be able to watch that re-play with out seeing the same dog!! >:D >:D >:D >:D :yippee:

Dying  ;D ;D ;D!  Now I want to go search for him...does he have a name???  And maybe while I'm searching, I can solve another little mystery that's driving me to distraction and goes to show how out of my mind I am with all this.  The other day, I went to do Nolan's seascape and when I opened the lesson, lo and behold, there's a seascape all right but not the one I was prepared to do!  LOL  I was expected a sunset with two mountains and a lamp post and a couple standing there watching it...wellllllll, I have searched EVERYWHERE to find it and though I was able to move on from my hysterics and attempt the REAL one, I'm fixated over it and how it is I saw something that evidently doesn't exist!  So, it is hardly a leap for me to see dogs in bushes.  I see different paintings altogether!   :D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on February 20, 2012, 02:19:13 AM
I know I am to late....but finally got time to finish my lesson 4 painting :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 20, 2012, 02:33:56 AM
I know I am to late....but finally got time to finish my lesson 4 painting :)

What a beautiful job!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 20, 2012, 02:44:29 AM
Well done and changed to a very late afternoon scene  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Soften the hard outlining of the final thin surf breaking on the beach. In relation to the figures it is much too large.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on February 20, 2012, 02:49:36 AM
Bhavna, I love your waves!  :clap:  Well, done!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on February 20, 2012, 09:56:57 AM
Well done Bhavna  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 20, 2012, 01:40:34 PM
 :congrats:  Nice work, Bhavna!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 20, 2012, 03:46:50 PM
Nice work Bhavna  :clap:

Rkymtnmary, the seascape with the sunset and the lamp post is under Oil & Acrylic Painting - How to Paint Oil Paintings in Acrylics.   O0    Hope you find it. I'm busy  :painting:  that one at the moment.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on February 20, 2012, 03:55:22 PM
Nice work Bhavna  :clap:

Rkymtnmary, the seascape with the sunset and the lamp post is under Oil & Acrylic Painting - How to Paint Oil Paintings in Acrylics.   O0    Hope you find it. I'm busy  :painting:  that one at the moment.

Lyndy..

 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  You just made my day! :)  I'm only partially crazy then!   Going there right now to bookmark it!  I'm halfway through the seascape and my plan is to do that one next.  I absolutely love mountain scenes as you can probably tell by my screen name...Most people think I'm from Colorado (but it was actually for John Denver...lol) but it's all tied in to my love for mountains (which are nothing but rolling hills in CT) so I'm just lovin' painting these.  I'm just thrilled and thank you so much for letting me know!

Mary
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lyndy on February 20, 2012, 04:34:43 PM
It's a pleasure  Rkymtnmary  ;)   Enjoy  :painting: it, and hope to see it on the forum soon  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on March 04, 2012, 10:43:03 PM
and here is my Class 4 assignment :clap: :clap:

And because of brave person who went before, I know that the two "little people" need to go OR I need to do major revision to most shoreward wave :blush: :blush:

OOPS!   
    Thank You Lillian :flowers:

Now when i can get a set of clouds / sky that is remotely like the one one Dennis did i can post that :yippee: :yippee:
Regards
brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on March 05, 2012, 12:11:40 AM
Ok Brian,  where is it???  :confused:

You can still insert it if you click on the modify button on the upper right of your post, then click inside your post and paste  the BBC code.   :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on March 05, 2012, 03:17:53 AM
 :yippee: :yippee:  Brian! I really like the color of your water! You have a very dramatic sky!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on March 05, 2012, 03:45:40 AM
Thank you!!!

Now IF i could get the water colors to switch places with the sky colors,then i could finish #8 :D :D

B
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2012, 07:38:55 AM
I would not switch the colours - they are OK as they are. Your sea and  :clap: :clap: :clap:waves as well as the reflections are well executed. The greens on the hills are slightly too green - they need to be grayed down a bit as they are distant hills.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 05, 2012, 09:31:12 AM
 :yippee: Love the water and reflections, I like the sky. Well done Brian, you're coming along famously.  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on March 05, 2012, 12:27:41 PM
Ah ha!  There it is!  Brian, you made waves!!!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Nice job!  Not too hard to grey the green on the distant hills as Dennis suggested and there you have it, a perfect painting!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on March 05, 2012, 09:16:24 PM
Nice job Brian. I like your waves.  O0
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on March 11, 2012, 03:11:58 PM
 :heeha: Nicely done Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 04:04:23 PM
 :congrats: Martina!  Very nice!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2012, 04:14:23 PM
Nice Job Martina.   O0
Nina
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2012, 04:28:46 PM
You have done an excellent job with the seascape  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The clouds worry me a bit as they are cloned (all the same). Take a damp brush (not too much water) and gently merge the bottom of the clouds with the sky. Try one at the edge of the painting first to get the feel of how to do it. This will stop the feel of the sameness in the clouds.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 05:59:24 PM
Matina, I love your waves! You have done an excellent job on this one, too! You are really on a roll!!!! O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 09:47:21 PM
Martina... you and I share a similar condition. I call it 'Cotton Candy Cloud' syndrome. I happen to like cotton candy, just not in my skies!  :tongue:  Let me know how you make out with the softening  of the edges. I'm still trying to get the amount of water right.  On a brighter note, I'm getting really good with cauliflowers!   :2funny:  Might have to stick to painting vegetable gardens.   >:D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 10:28:23 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sapphirelynn on March 19, 2012, 04:53:18 PM
 :2funny: Val too funny
Martina lovely job, clouds are an easy fix :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Martina on March 19, 2012, 05:11:06 PM
 :thankyou: all for your very friendly comments  :D

Thank you dennis for the tip to fix the clouds. I already noticed the cloning while painting but somehow I couldn't help it.  :banghead: I think I will keep the painting as it is as a reminder  :)
Today I had plenty oportionities to watch the sky, many clouds... Fortunatly we live quite isolated, might have looked very funny, walking my dogs and looking up all the time. Who knows what my dogs thought...  :2funny:

Val, I don't know... I just dip my brush into the water and dry it with a kleenex. What I have learned meanwhile is: If the colour isn't moving at once, I don't use more water but I rub more often or I change to a brush with stiffer bristles (if is is high quality paper). I bet if I wanted to have cauliflowers to paint some vegetables, it wouldn't work.  :2funny:

Perhaps you are using a staining paint? E.g. phthaloblue (winsor blue...) can't be lifted when it has dried.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 19, 2012, 08:38:36 PM
 :heeha: I can make cauliflowers appear in any colour! I'll bet I could do multicolour ones with my eyes closed!  :2funny:
I'm sure its just a matter of a bit too much water and a real gung-ho attitude...  :goofy:  yup I've seen that look in the mirror....very scarey.  :eek:
Title: Re: LESSON 4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gloria on April 13, 2012, 03:25:57 AM
Had problems posting in lesson 4 so will post here instead. Sorry. My colors seem too weak, at least in the photo.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 12:44:10 PM
Photos don't always do justice to our paintings.  This looks like a real sunset.  If I don't take my photos in daylight, they look shaded and the flash doesn't seem to improve things much.

I think you did a nice job with the seascape.  I like your waves and clouds.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think you accomplished what Dennis was hoping we would learn with this one.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on April 13, 2012, 01:36:24 PM
gloria nice painting   love your waves! :clap: :clap: :clap:   
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gloria on April 13, 2012, 01:40:35 PM
Thanks Lillian and Jenny. I find that the photo dosen't show the same colors as my painting. I take them at night so maybe like you say, it dosen't come out as good as if you take them during the day. I will have to check my camera settings also.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2012, 08:37:09 PM
What you need to do is check the white balance on your camera for the type of lighting you have in the house. Take  a few experimental shots and then write the setting down. Every time you want to take photos at night change the WB setting. When finished, change the WB back to the daylight setting.

Apart from the fact of the WB colouring, you have made a very good rendering of the exercise  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gloria on April 13, 2012, 10:05:43 PM
Thanks Dennis. Will do. Dennis if I dont have Light Red, what can I use instead.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2012, 10:50:30 PM
Try a bit of Burnt Sienna and see what happens - may be a bit too bright. If so add the teeniest touch of green to darken it up ever so slightly.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 14, 2012, 12:38:32 PM
Nicely done Gloria  :clap:  :clap:

Dennis, just a question regarding the light red. I couldn't get my usual brand so bought 2 other brands...here is my quandry; one is somewhat brownish..the other is very orange looking. I am supposing I just use whichever best suits the situation(?) Which also leaves me wondering....what colour is light red?   :confused:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gloria on April 14, 2012, 01:06:35 PM
Thanks Dennis, thanks Val.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 14, 2012, 08:27:34 PM
Val, light red is a very vague name for a paint.

Any colour that is a brown but biased more towards the red will do. You could call it a dull red. Many artists use light red in their normal colour mixing instead of cad red. It make s a nice muted colour when mixed with others for landscape painting.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 15, 2012, 11:30:54 AM
Quandry solved! So best to make use of the brownish red. Thanks Dennis.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on April 16, 2012, 05:57:27 PM
     this is my version of seascape, any comments  would be appreciated  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on April 16, 2012, 07:14:15 PM
Jenny nice job on your seascape. the only thing I might suggest is the small rock way in the back needs to be lighter. Remember things in the distance are lighter. You have it the same color as the ones in the front.  Just lift some of the color out. O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 16, 2012, 07:31:00 PM
Now this is a  lovely fresh looking painting with nice clean colours  :clap: :clap: :clap: I agree with Nina.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Martina on April 16, 2012, 07:33:53 PM
Very nice your seasape, Jennylynn! I love the colours of the cliffs :) :) well done! :clap: :clap:
I 'd like to suggest to look at the colour of the shallow water at the very left. I think I'd darken it a little bit. It looks a bit like ice. I think the colour of the beach should shine through.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on April 16, 2012, 08:31:18 PM
 :thankyou:  all for your comments, will do the things that have been suggested  that's what i love about this site  everyone are really helpful , once again  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on April 16, 2012, 09:50:07 PM
Jennylynn, I like your seascape painting.  It's nice and bright, love the colors!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 17, 2012, 12:37:18 PM
Beautiful JennyLynn.   :clap:  Love your foaming wave crest. Well done   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on April 17, 2012, 09:29:25 PM
jennylynn and Gloria

two of the nicest things about this group is the opportunity to watch each other grow!! and to learn from each other

Very glad you guys are active and sharing with us.   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gloria on April 18, 2012, 12:51:01 AM
 :thankyou: Brian. I am finally taking up my brush more often.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on April 19, 2012, 06:10:05 PM
thank-you brian,   I am so thankful that I found this site, not only for dennis & nolan Brilliant teachers!!, but also for the pb family,  you are all so encouraging and helpful It just wants to make you paint and keep learning!  :thankyou: :thankyou:  all so much!!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 04, 2012, 11:56:09 PM
No its not quite ready to post yet. About half way there. I gave up fighting with the videos, looked at all of your marvellous paintings,anddecided to just have a go and copy as best I can. Thus far my colours are a bit off but IThink you will be able to tell what it is   :confused:   :2funny:  Should have it up this weekend.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Martina on May 05, 2012, 11:52:51 AM
Looking forward to see it, Val. I'm sure it will be much better than recognizable :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 06, 2012, 03:39:09 PM
Big   :oops: !!  I should have kept a reference picture handy...not too bad until I started to put in the reflection. Totally mucked it.   ???  Angle wrong, forgot the second rock.... ce la vie. Decided to stop and I'll print a ref. photo to keep handy.  Not really certain of the order of doing things but I'll sort it out as I go.
So what do you think....am I on the right track?   :-\

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on May 06, 2012, 05:50:07 PM
Your sky is very nice as well as the cliffs. The waves are very realistic.  :clap: :clap: :clap: The reflections are not quite right so have another look at the reference photograph. Just darken up the sand in the foreground with some warm colours so as to push the eye back up into the picture.

You have a very nice delicate touch to the painting  O0 Keep it up.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on May 06, 2012, 06:34:25 PM
Val
I'm polishing my "buddy board"  so i can body surf them waves!!!!

and the beach in the lower right.. the texture you created with the dark against light is so real looking!

Nice nice start :clap: :clap:

Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on May 06, 2012, 06:53:37 PM
Val, you're definitely on the right track, keep going! 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 06, 2012, 07:43:41 PM
Thank you Dennis for being so polite...   :whistle:   ;D   Isn't it funny how you know you've mucked it as soon as you've touched the paper? I had just finished saying to myself, 'Self, don't forget there's two reflections' sometimes I just don't listen to me.   :2funny:  The cliff on the left didn't come out quite right as even though I was using a block, the paper buckled quite badly in that area. Too much water I suppose.
Never mind, I'll get it right in the next one.

 :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on May 07, 2012, 05:35:18 PM
Val, I think you've done a nice job. Especially considering you didn't have a reference photo.  I like the color of your water. Your waves are well done.   O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on May 07, 2012, 08:07:05 PM
Val keep up the good work. You are getting there.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 08, 2012, 10:42:11 AM
Thanks guys... who would have thought I could get myself in such a muddle?   :2funny:  I guess things are just easier on the mainland!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Martina on May 08, 2012, 07:58:54 PM
Val, I really like your painting  :) The sky and the rocks are looking very nice and I think you did the water with the white caps (is this the right word  :confused: , not sure) very well.   O0
I think it should not be to difficult to change the reflections a bit with a reference photo.  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 09, 2012, 12:32:12 PM
Thanks for that Martina. I don't think I'll be able to lift out parts of the reflection and leave that hint of very pale blue in the water. Next time the printer comes out I'll print a reference photo and have another go. Will be interesting to see what colour the sky and sea come out this time...... :whistle:      :2funny:   :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Martina on May 13, 2012, 03:27:32 PM
Perhaps it is not necessary to lift out the whole refection. If it was possible to lighten the refection a little, you could adjust the rest of the water and paint the refection again. Maybe you could darken the water a little and add a greenish brown touch to the water in the front part of the picture. The sand might be shining through...

But of course this is depending on the colours you used and the kind of paper.  :confused:

I tried things like this sometimes only because I thought my painting was so bad that it couldn't be spoiled anymore. And in some cases they turned out quite nice afterwards  :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on May 13, 2012, 04:16:04 PM
val your painting of the ways are awesome!!  like brian could get my surf board out  :)  \i personally think you have acheived the sea and the cliffs very well   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on May 14, 2012, 07:59:09 AM
Val... Love the colours in your painting  ;), nice job so far... you are well on your way  :clap:. 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: mtmeade1 on May 15, 2012, 02:57:34 AM
Well, I have finally finished Lesson #4.  I am proud of myself that I completed each of the paintings in lessons 1 thru 4.  I usually get sidetracked and have a hard time getting back to what I left undone.  Anyway, here it is.  I'm quite happy with how it came out.  I think perhaps a bit too heavy on the wax but it still came out nice.


Val, your painting  :painting: is really beautiful. :clap:   Dennis is correct about the delicate touch you have.  I'm more of a bull in a china shop person so I envy that skill.  O0  I'm trying to learn to be a bit more gentle though. :2funny:   Bravo to you!

Maria.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Leana on May 15, 2012, 09:02:13 AM
Maria...  :heeha: you have done a fabulous job on your seascape... love the colours... makes your painting look fresh.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gloria on May 15, 2012, 11:57:48 AM
Really beautiful Maria, very original colors.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: mtmeade1 on May 15, 2012, 12:10:37 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you Gloria & Leana!  I am very proud of this one.  I can see much improvement from when I first started painting.  I was not afraid to "make it my own" with the colors and different subtleties. I'm having a blast painting in watercolor thanks to Dennis and his wonderful classes! :yippee:  Check out my gallery for other paintings I've done or my Blog at DrawingAndPaintingWithMaria.Blogspot.com


Maria.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on May 15, 2012, 12:23:55 PM
Brilliant, Maria!  Nice and bright.    Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: mtmeade1 on May 15, 2012, 12:44:46 PM
Thanks so much Lillian!
I appreciate all of you so much  :) O0 :)
Maria.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on May 15, 2012, 01:05:51 PM
Your painting makes me want to spread out a beach towel and a good book! Great job, Maria! O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on May 16, 2012, 01:30:41 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Maria. Well done. You have give it a much more delicate touch than I have. Nevertheless it is a beautiful painting  O0
 The sky as well as the waves are excellent. I really love the surf area. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: mtmeade1 on May 16, 2012, 10:30:16 AM
Thank you so very much Dennis!  I am on :cloud9: with all of the wonderful feedback I have had from this painting :smitten: .  I too, am very pleased with how it turned out.  I believe I am beginning to have an actual style of my own emerging.  The encouragement and positive thoughts I get from all of you have been a huge part of my painting.


C.Bodine -  :2funny: Thanks!  :) You make me laugh! :2funny:  You can always make-believe???  :2funny: :2funny:
Again,  :thankyou:  all!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Maria.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ImBatman on May 25, 2012, 10:56:14 PM
Hi everyone

Here is my take on the Seascape.

Incidentally, this is my first using stretched paper and Artist quality paints (Dowler Rowney Aquafine.)

Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on May 25, 2012, 11:22:58 PM
Batman, you mean this is your first ever watercolor painting?????  It's not bad at all!!!    :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :congrats: for stretching your paper.  How did that go for you?
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ImBatman on May 25, 2012, 11:58:07 PM
Lillian

No this is my 4th. But it is the first where I have stretched it and used Artist quality paints instead of the beginner ones.

I ordered some supplies and this is the first one I have done using the tape and new paints.

Batman.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on May 26, 2012, 12:10:21 AM
You did a super nice job on your sky and water.  I hope you enjoy your new paints.  One thing about watercolor paints, they go a very long way.  Keep  :painting: :painting: :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on May 26, 2012, 12:34:18 AM
B man:
 I like the waves!!  Outstanding for #4!
brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ImBatman on May 26, 2012, 02:54:29 AM
:thankyou: both for your kind comments.

I was very happy with how the water turned out too. The sky actually looks a bit better on the actual painting than the photo.

Batman.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 26, 2012, 03:20:54 AM
Hope this works...well, maybe!  LOL

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ImBatman on May 26, 2012, 04:58:40 AM
Oops, re-submitted with birds added and signed.

Lillian, I know what you mean about watercolours going a long way. That might have cost me about 5 cents in paint - even being the artist quality ones.

Batman.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on May 26, 2012, 08:06:32 AM
well done batman & rhymtnmary  batman love your waves!  both really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 26, 2012, 12:37:19 PM
Thank you, Jennylynn - this was the first time I posted here as I've only been using my gallery so I was a little s-s-s-cared so your words are SO appreciated!  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on May 26, 2012, 12:46:15 PM
 :congrats: Mary!  Now you know how to post your photos!

I expect you probably took the photo in the evening as it looks like you painted on coloured paper.

Better to take it on a sunny day.

However, I can see that you did a very nice job on your painting.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 26, 2012, 12:49:35 PM
LOL..busted, Lillian!  I did!  GREAT pointer and thank you!!!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on May 26, 2012, 05:34:21 PM
Both paintings very nice.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Batman: Excellent for a 4th painting  O0 That black triangle on the left is much too harsh. Soften it down until it looks like the area shown on Mary's painting - all the rest is OK.

Mary: You have lost the sunlight on the cliffs. See if you can lift out where the sunlight should be so as to lighten that area.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 26, 2012, 05:37:01 PM
Thank you, Dennis!  Will do!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ImBatman on May 26, 2012, 08:51:06 PM
Thanks Dennis, you were right, lifting a little of the colour out worked nicely. Silly part is, when I was painting it, I was thinking, "gotta make it darker, it's in the shade."

Batman.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on June 02, 2012, 11:08:56 PM
Nice work, both of you!

looking forward to see LOTS more!!
Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 03, 2012, 01:34:44 AM
Thank you, Brian!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on June 03, 2012, 03:16:50 AM
Well guys you all did a very nice job. Maria I really like yours. The softness of it is really nice.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on June 10, 2012, 02:57:23 PM
Great job guys   :yippee:  well done. Do love those breaking waves Batman.   O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: yuta_tune on June 11, 2012, 07:13:59 PM
Well, it's my "Seascape".. err.. I've just made some changes there, added seagails and scratched some light spots in the clouds and in the seawaves.. not sure that it's good, but I'm always trying to make my thing better if I see that I'm almost going to spoil it((
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 11, 2012, 07:35:42 PM
I LOVE it...the birds...the waves...it looks so real!   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on June 11, 2012, 07:48:56 PM
Very well done indeed. My main worry is that the horizon is not horizontal (maybe the camer was at an angle?) but even then the horizon is a bit wobbly. In this high up perspective it MUST be a straight line. Other than that  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on June 11, 2012, 08:23:06 PM
Beautiful work!  I love the birds!  The horizon line will be an easy fix for you if indeed it isn't level.  Sometimes it is hard to get a good picture.

I'm missing the people.  Will you still put them in?

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on June 11, 2012, 08:45:40 PM
Wow! nice job Yuta_tune .  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on June 12, 2012, 01:01:10 AM
Yuta_tune
Nice job!!

I'm impressed with your sky... It took me a long time not to be too heavy handed in the sky s  ( Still have a LOT of learning in that area :whistle: :whistle:)

Thinking back, I believe Dennis showed us a "trick" to get the horizon line straight.. (And I use it now).  He used a piece of artist masking tape. What I do is place the tape at the bottom of the sky, mountains, what ever, then paint down to the top of the tape, Dry the paint with my hair dryer, take off the tape and I have a straight horizon line for my water.

keep  :painting: , you are doing GOOD!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: yuta_tune on June 12, 2012, 09:23:04 AM
Wow.. I realy didn't expect so many good words for my "Seascape", people :). Thank you very much!

Dennis, thanks a lot for the lesson, for the comment, for the good words)
Yes, the horizon is "a little bit wobbling", I noticed it too late, when the picture was almost done((  I think, next time I'll just use some masking tape for making horizon-line, it would be better.. In fact, I don't like these two rocks, too.. and those awful stones under them (well, it's very difficult to see there any stones, in fact.. just some browny mess.. I can't paint any little details yet, I see it clearly, so, I don't like my picture yet))  But I like the sea, the waves, the sand, the sky here very much! Thanks for the teaching, Dennis! :thankyou: I'm so glad that I can picture it now! :yippee:

Lillian, yes, there are no people there)) Next time I picture them, maybe.. when I feel more sure as a painter.. as I wasn't really understanding the proportions (how big really was the rocks.. they really look not correctly at my picture, so, I was afraid to spoil anything by adding people there..)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 12, 2012, 10:45:08 AM
Hello Yuta_Tune! I don't think I've said a  :welcome: to Paint Basket so, Welcome ;)

Your painting looks good. I'm pleased to see Dennis pointing out the horizon and I hope you'll be able to tweak it or, get success using masking tape in your next project.
The birds look great.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ImBatman on June 12, 2012, 11:12:07 AM
 :welcome: Yuta_Tune

Very attractive efffort. One thing don't apologise for making modifications - this is art.

Batman.

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 12, 2012, 05:56:38 PM
 Yuta-tune, without the rocks this would look just like the beautiful view I had from my condo in Florida. Absolutely gorgeous sky and sand and birds.  The horizon will be an easy fix as lillian said. You could turn the rocks into something else if you are not happy with them, or reshape them and vary colors.   :painting:  you are doing great.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on June 24, 2012, 03:01:06 AM
My sky started going south and my attitude went along with it.  I wasn't going to finish but I figured I may as well keep practicing along.  I'm glad I did-I actually like it.  Painting the water was fun.  I look forward to the upcoming clouds lessons facing me.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on June 24, 2012, 03:10:05 AM
I am very impressed!!, your sky is well done,  ( and considering the scene is located in New Zealand... South must have been the right direction :2funny: :2funny:)

Brian

P.S.   MY sky work is still a challenge!!!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 24, 2012, 04:28:06 AM
I think it's wonderful. 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on June 24, 2012, 10:47:19 AM
Well done Natalie  :clap: :clap: :clap: The cliffs and the waves  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on June 24, 2012, 10:59:18 AM
Very nice work Natalie.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on June 24, 2012, 02:29:35 PM
Natalie, I think you did a great job on your painting. I like it.  :clap: :clap:  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on June 24, 2012, 03:31:04 PM
Well done Natalie   :clap:  I like the sky, the water looks great, cliffs have great colouring .... what's not to like?   O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Riya on August 01, 2012, 06:48:48 PM
This is my try on this seascape  :thumbdown: I sooo messed up, :tickedoff: but it was fun to try all the different techniques.
This was my second time I've used masking fluid, but splatter, wax resist, and the sponge my first try.

First I didn't get the right skycolour, to dark, then I messed up the rocks, I can't paint next to my computer but have to get up and when I try to go on with my painting...I've already forgotten what I should do or how the rocks or water should look like.  :-\  :confused: I like the colour of the sea, but my waves are :P just like the reflections.. :coffee: :nono: :sweat:

 :clap: I like my cute couple walking their dog along the beach, their dog loves to jump in to the water.  :yippee: I made some very small adjustments and I think it looks better than before.  :) I'll just make a new painting, I really start to love watercolours  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on August 01, 2012, 07:26:29 PM
Hold on a second, Rita!  I think you're being way, way too hard on yourself!   :nono:

I love your painting  :smitten:  and I think you did a great job on it.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You've jumped ahead to Lesson 8 with those dramatic clouds.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  That was a hard one for me.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 01, 2012, 09:13:52 PM
Rita, you have made a very nice painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
The storm clouds have made the sea, which I like, more alive and the rest is all OK. I see the resist (Candle wax) worked out OK. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2012, 10:16:40 PM
Rita very nicely done.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on August 06, 2012, 12:27:25 AM
Rita

Bravo  :clap: :clap:

I also love the clouds and sky!  Your beach is wonderful also!

Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on August 06, 2012, 12:12:14 PM
 :clap:  :clap: You have done a very nice job on your painting, Rita! I love the color of the sea!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 06, 2012, 07:21:25 PM
Rita I see the pup is enjoying his day out on this beautiful beach!  Great colouring, very nicely done.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Riya on August 06, 2012, 11:14:23 PM
 :thankyou: Brian, CBodine and Val for all your lovely comments,

I really appreciate it and I'm very happy with all of your encouraged replies.  :flowers: :) It really helps me a lot to get more confidence and I already see improvement in my work and in my skills.
 :thankyou: :hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 07, 2012, 02:20:14 AM
 O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jm7445 on August 31, 2012, 04:37:48 PM
  Rained all day yesterday, my Greyhounds had there Thundershirts on and where hovering  :'(. I decided to complete Lesson #4 since I watched it several times and the video reminded me of the stormy skies we were experiencing here in South Carolina. As always love to hear from you all, C&C. It keeps me going :dance:.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 31, 2012, 06:04:02 PM
Looking good JG,  my computer has decided once again it doesn't want to expand anything....what I see looks good.   O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on August 31, 2012, 06:07:41 PM
Very well done, Jersey Girl.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lovely colors and application.  I really like the sky.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on August 31, 2012, 06:57:43 PM
Looks good Jersey Girl! :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Riya on August 31, 2012, 07:21:01 PM
Well done, Jersey Girl. I like the light and sunny look on your seascape. :clap: O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on August 31, 2012, 10:55:51 PM
Great job, Jersey Girl.  I like the color of the sea! O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: helena12 on September 01, 2012, 03:34:40 PM
really nice, Jersey Girl, but I can't spot you dogs downs there. Your water looks great and the reflexion of the cliffs too. I particularly like your two figures. They are well done. It is amazing what two so small thingies can do to the scene. I mean, it's a nice painting without them. But as I'm sitting here with my computer on my lap, sticking out one finger to alternatively cover and uncover the figures, I have found out, that they absolutely must be in the painting (what a happy coincidence that they already are in  ;D). Having just finished the not so simple simplification of a happy coloured house, the seascape lesson is the next on my agenda. I just have to tear the candle out of the candleholder. Brutal thought somehow...
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on September 01, 2012, 04:15:37 PM
JERSEY GIRL WELL DONE ON YOUR PAINTING.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
NINA  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on September 02, 2012, 08:14:35 AM
Another painting well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: I love to look at all the different variations that come out of the paint brushes.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on September 11, 2012, 07:02:19 PM
Looks good Helena 12.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on September 11, 2012, 08:30:45 PM
You really captured the reflections well!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on September 11, 2012, 11:15:51 PM
Lots of sunshine in this one. Great work Helena.  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on September 12, 2012, 12:16:58 AM
 Helena, :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: C.Bodine on September 12, 2012, 05:35:05 PM
Well done, Helena! It's beautiful!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: helena12 on September 13, 2012, 06:59:40 PM
 :thankyou: for all your nice replies. Now I'm off to paint the summer trees. Bit out of the row, but I have to rush a bit to keep the summer feeling alive as here the trees are starting to shed their leaves.

 :1hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on September 14, 2012, 10:39:09 AM
Helena, a bit powerful on the blue side but otherwise a very good painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: helena12 on September 14, 2012, 12:00:03 PM
Dennis, you should have seen my first version, which was on the violett side  :2funny:.
Mixing unobtrusive blues is quite hard to do.  Would you suggest to add more water or grey it down more??
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on September 14, 2012, 07:29:07 PM
Yes, Helena - more water and less pigment.  All part of the learning curve  ;) You're doing well -- carry on  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: helena12 on September 14, 2012, 08:00:03 PM
Dennis,
 :thankyou: I will try it out on the next sky that comes along  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Northbound on November 09, 2012, 12:17:06 AM
First ever seascape I've tried in any medium.  I never understood how to make waves look like waves but I think I learned a great deal in this exercise.  Making a mess with the spattering was fun!  Thank you Dennis!  Looking forward to learning more!


P.S.  I left out the figures and birds on purpose.   :blush:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on November 09, 2012, 12:54:48 AM
Lovely painting faith O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on November 09, 2012, 01:12:30 AM
Great job Faith  :clap: :clap: Love your clouds, super job on the sand.  O0 AND good colouring all through.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on November 09, 2012, 02:52:56 AM
Great painting Faith!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on November 09, 2012, 11:05:16 PM
Nice job Faith :clap: :clap:

And you think you had fun with the "spatter" on this one?  Just wait till ya get to the fall trees painting. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: most of us ended up with new designs on our walls, computer monitors, furniture and looked like we had a new kind of measles (https://isearch.avg.com/search?cid=%7B019d9743-15e8-4864-b527-be7897d0df56%7D&mid=cb510e00b66f47d0b096294607de9d18-240a77b844aa118e9d8cafce742749d020385534&ds=avg&lang=en&v=12.2.5.32&pr=fr&d=2012-04-06%2022:00:57&sap=dsp&snd=did&q=measles)!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: ( just ask Bella and Val)  >:D

Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on November 09, 2012, 11:31:02 PM
Very well done for the "first time ever", Faith  :clap: :clap: :clap: Keep it up  O0

I just have problem that can easily be fixed up. Remember that anything small near you will "disappear" into the distance as it moves away from you. The same with the thin surf line against the sand of the beach. You will hardly be able to see it in nature against the far-away cliffs. From 1/2 way to the left start to gradually fade it away until you can just see a feint white line at the cliffs. The rest of the painting is awesome.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on November 09, 2012, 11:53:46 PM
This looks great, Faith.  I love the calmness that your tones seem to create.  They blend together very well.  Good job! O0 O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Northbound on November 10, 2012, 03:39:42 AM
Very well done for the "first time ever", Faith  :clap: :clap: :clap: Keep it up  O0

I just have problem that can easily be fixed up. Remember that anything small near you will "disappear" into the distance as it moves away from you. The same with the thin surf line against the sand of the beach. You will hardly be able to see it in nature against the far-away cliffs. From 1/2 way to the left start to gradually fade it away until you can just see a feint white line at the cliffs. The rest of the painting is awesome.

Thank you Dennis!  I knew something was wrong there and I couldn't put my finger on it!   :uglystupid2:   
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Northbound on November 10, 2012, 03:42:05 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you all for the encouraging comments. Such a great group here.   :smitten:

Tomorrow I'm going to see if I can fix it per Dennis' instructions. 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Northbound on November 10, 2012, 01:34:01 PM
Seascape with corrections as noted by Dennis, hopefully correct!

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kelley on November 10, 2012, 07:46:18 PM
That is truly gorgeous faith.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 10, 2012, 11:12:49 PM
Wow, that really made a difference. Thanks for bringing us all along on your learning curve. :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on November 10, 2012, 11:25:51 PM
Great improvement, Faith  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Northbound on November 11, 2012, 12:24:39 AM
Thanks Dennis, Sara, Kelley!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: njnjgirl on November 12, 2012, 02:22:08 PM
Very well done Faith.  You now have a very nice seascape! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on November 16, 2012, 10:35:03 PM
Excellent job with the adjustment. It's great to have extra eyes to see the bits we overlook.
Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: My 1st Sea scape
Post by: Zilpa on December 24, 2012, 08:40:16 AM
I really enjoyed this one. :)
Title: Re: My 1st Sea scape
Post by: Bev S. on December 24, 2012, 09:05:16 AM
Nicely done  O0 Zilpa!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on December 24, 2012, 01:05:45 PM
Well done Zilpa :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on December 24, 2012, 02:58:22 PM
Very nice painting, Zilpa, well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on December 25, 2012, 12:20:05 AM
Two things:
1  :welcome: :welcome:

2 Nice painting!!

Brian
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on December 25, 2012, 04:07:44 PM
 :clap: Zilpa!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on December 25, 2012, 05:56:25 PM
Well done Zilpa  :clap: :clap: :clap: A nice clean and fresh looking painting  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jujudster on December 31, 2012, 06:26:02 PM
Hi There

I am new here and very new at watercolour painting and wondered where I might find the template for Lesson 4 Seascapes?

 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on December 31, 2012, 06:33:19 PM
Zilpa, Great Job!!  I really like your painting.  As Dennis said, Very Refreshing!
Jujudster, First of all Welcome!  Nice to have you here!  About  the template... , it is normally at the bottom of the screen of the video.  Should be toward the end of the download I think.   
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 31, 2012, 09:14:47 PM
I missed this one. Nice Zilpa! Needs to be my next project. Jujudster, welcome!! Dianne's advice is good. Just hit watch. The little black watching screen pops up and you will need the 'PDF' file at the bottom of that pop up screen. Good luck.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 01, 2013, 12:05:16 AM
 :welcome:   to Paintbasket, Jujudster!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jujudster on January 02, 2013, 11:04:49 PM
Well, I finally found the pdf and painted this yesterday, and truly enjoyed it! Being a very new artist, and a new watercolorist, it was great to have such a detailed lesson.  Thank-you Dennis and Nolan! :clap:


Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: lynn p. on January 02, 2013, 11:21:03 PM
Wow.  Look at that Jujudster.  Vibrant colors, beautiful water and great reflection.  You should be very proud!!!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 03, 2013, 12:18:04 AM
Wow folks, take a look at that color!!!  Well done, jujudster!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on January 03, 2013, 12:26:37 AM
Well look at that.  I try to help a newbie out,  and showing me up is how I'm re-paid!  :2funny: :2funny:
Juju, color is awesome!  Good Job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 03, 2013, 12:58:55 AM
This one caught my eye immediately  :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent for a  beginner O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 03, 2013, 01:34:21 AM
Beautiful jujudster! Happy :painting: . You are doing great.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jujudster on January 03, 2013, 06:46:53 PM
Thank-you all for your kind words and encouragement!  Where exactly is this Lesson #4 seascape? Heard it once in the lesson, but don't want to run the whole lesson again to find out.... :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on January 03, 2013, 11:05:48 PM
Hi Jujudster and  :welcome: Lovely painting!  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on January 03, 2013, 11:07:04 PM
Lovely painting keep it up :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 04, 2013, 03:49:16 AM
Jujudster, it is the South Beach At Piha on the West Coast West of Auckland New Zealand. It is a very treacherous area and is the scene of the TV series "Piha Rescue". The Life Guards are kept very busy rescuing very stupid and irresponsible people.  Lessons #42 and #43 on Crashing Waves and Water over Rocks are also at the same spot.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jujudster on January 04, 2013, 05:54:08 AM
Thanks Dennis!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Zilpa on January 04, 2013, 12:03:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Judjudster Great job.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on January 04, 2013, 03:05:19 PM
Excellent work Jujudster  :clap:   :clap:  Love the colourings you've used. Nice and strong. You really are off to a banner start. Can't wait to see what you can do in 6 months!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tania on January 10, 2013, 07:03:51 PM
I enjoyed painting this seascape and learned a ton of technique!




Let me know what you think! Constructive criticism is welcome! :D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on January 10, 2013, 07:09:57 PM
You have done great job Tania :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on January 10, 2013, 07:17:01 PM
Tania! This is positively brilliant!  :clap:   :clap:   :congrats:   :clap:   :clap:  Fantastic colouring, excellent detail, magnificent. Can't wait to see it in person!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on January 10, 2013, 08:24:23 PM
Tani!  This is wonderful!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tousabella on January 10, 2013, 09:03:18 PM
Outstanding, Tani.  You did such a wonderful job....water and waves are great and your sky is beautiful.
Great job.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 10, 2013, 09:11:26 PM
Ohhhhhh!  Fantastic job, Tania.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Huh???  You and Val gonna connect???  That would be so great!!!   :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 10, 2013, 09:23:51 PM
You need to be very happy about this, Tania. The sun on those cliffs has this wonderful sense of mystery under a tumultuous sky. You can just sense the sun popping through for one of those glorious moments.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2013, 10:03:55 PM
Excellent painting Tania  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Good techniques  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 10, 2013, 10:10:33 PM
Tania, This is BEAUTIFUL. I love the colors.  O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 10, 2013, 10:49:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: Excellent, Tania. . . .super waves, and  a  tremendous sky! Everything  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 10, 2013, 10:51:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Tania what a beautiful painting!!!  It is gorgeous, congratulations.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tania on January 11, 2013, 12:15:17 AM
 :thankyou:  everyone! Especially you, Dennis! I couldn't have done it without your lesson!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tania on January 11, 2013, 12:16:21 AM
Ohhhhhh!  Fantastic job, Tania.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Huh???  You and Val gonna connect???  That would be so great!!!   :yippee:


We are trying to work it out :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 27, 2013, 03:00:55 PM
This is my version of the lesson.  Critiques are most welcome.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 27, 2013, 05:39:53 PM
Nice Patricia! O0 O0  I tried to paint that and failed miserably!!
Good for you for finishing and a darn good job too! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: eftpower1 on January 27, 2013, 06:22:59 PM
jujudster (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=profile;u=6642), Tina & Happy ChappyWhat atreat to see the three paintings,   And do I remember the discomfort about :" Is it good enough???"
But thanks to the folks who where here, and the greart support they gave me I kept painting.. am very glad I did!!  NOW I got to put on my track shoes to keep up with the "newbees"  All 3 of you did a beautiful job
Brian


Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 27, 2013, 06:39:43 PM
 :thankyou:  Brian for always being so encouraging.  So glad too, that you continued painting.  It is a wonderful past time for sure.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on January 28, 2013, 06:00:13 PM
Very nicely done Patricia. you really are coming along in leaps and bounds!  :yippee:
 :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tousabella on January 28, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
Very nice, Pat....I love the softness.  Great job.   :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on January 28, 2013, 06:20:03 PM
Patricia and Tania, wow! beautiful paintngs, they are so well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 28, 2013, 07:29:25 PM
Great improvement, Patricia, :clap: :clap: :clap: Developing a nice touch. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on January 28, 2013, 09:51:07 PM
Great job :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 28, 2013, 11:05:19 PM
 :thankyou:    :urwelcome:  Kindly, Dennis, Roxy, Val, Retta, Denise and Bhavna for all your kind and encouraging comments which as always, I value tremendously.  I am ecstatic that you can see an improvement in my endeavours which spurs me on. 
 
Roxy, there are no failures in painting, just put it down to experience and try again.  Never give up as Dennis always tells us.  I understand only too well, the frustrations when things don't go as you would have hoped or planned but never give up trying, you will surprise yourself.  Thanks once again for all the encouragement.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2013, 03:29:58 AM

There's a song we used to sing:
"Don't give up, you're on the brink of a miracle!"
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on January 29, 2013, 01:44:24 PM
Nice job Patricia.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2013, 01:55:12 PM
Dennis. . . . that's a great saying to paint by! I think I'll print it out in very large type and paste it on the wall above my work table!  :thankyou: :1hug:
 
 :thankyou:  too Patricia for the encouraging  words. . . . sometimes I get sooo very tired of not being able to know what to do to make something come out the way I see it in my mind. This "Let's Draw" class has worked wonders though! Somehow, knowing how to draw makes it easier to paint. . .not that I know how to draw - yet! Bless you for your kind words. :1hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2013, 09:38:31 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina and Roxy. 


Roxy, we have all been there, done that etc. which I guess is a part of learning this art.  I was thinking about doing the pencil sketching course for you all seemed to have such fun but it will have to wait as my pension doesn't have too much elasticity in it and can't stretch that far!!!   :(   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2013, 09:48:36 PM
Those darn pension cheques, they just don't go as far as I think they should either! :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2013, 12:50:36 AM
Roxy, we are of the same mind but then, I guess we are a lot better off than many people.  I do count my blessings and am grateful.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on January 30, 2013, 01:41:43 AM
Patricia, well done!   :congrats:    :1hug:

If you stretch your pension too far, it's apt to come back with a snap!   :attacked:

I hate it when my budget tells me it  :cost:    :'(

Best to wait and enjoy all the great drawings showing up on the forum.  By the time you start the drawing course, it will be as easy as pie for you. 

 :thankyou: for that positive note, Dennis.  Will you sing that song for us in your next live class?  You have a good singing voice and it would drive the point home for us.  We could learn the tune and sing it just when we're about to give up.   :parachute:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on January 30, 2013, 10:18:19 AM
   "  If you stretch your pension too far, it's apt to come back with a snap!   (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/attacked.gif) "
Oh Lillian. . . :2funny: :2funny: but too true! :2funny: :'(
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2013, 12:43:42 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   Lillian, I just LOVE the humour on this forum.  It really makes my day.  Yes, I can enjoy looking at everyone's drawings and am happy for them.   When it is my turn, I will enjoy it even more.  Having said that, I am very happy and contented with my watercolours which keeps me going and as I said previously, the humour is just the cherry on the top.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: globe4 on February 10, 2013, 10:28:52 PM
 :) Hi, here is my new picture.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T1UM5Q1OSV8/URgdcJ-LMSI/AAAAAAAAABk/7TJmAGHHrhk/w795-h529-p-k/IMG_6630.JPG)
 Thank you so much, Dennis, I've learned a lot from this class :flowers:
 :painting: So inspired, what to try more
Critics and corrections are welcome :)
PS: didn't manage to paint people, was trying several times, but had to erase. :blush:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 10, 2013, 10:33:03 PM
Here's a  :welcome: Tanya, in case I missed you before.

You've done a fantastic job with your painting.  It all looks very well done to me.

I like the sky and the waves are outstanding!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 10, 2013, 10:54:49 PM
Nice painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Just that stark white curve in the reflection area disturbs me. Soften it                 down until it is just visible and then there will be a tremendous improvement.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on February 10, 2013, 11:43:34 PM
Oops!  Dennis, I wonder if candle wax or crayon was used as a resist??? 

In that case, perhaps nothing can be done with that white curve.   :confused:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 11, 2013, 01:49:06 AM
Well done! :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on February 11, 2013, 03:46:49 AM
Nicely done!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 10:17:37 AM
I like your new painting Tanya!  :twothumbs:  Your waves are especially well done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 11, 2013, 01:52:55 PM
Great work Tanya  :clap:   :clap:  You're catching on quickly. Keep them coming.  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on February 11, 2013, 03:34:01 PM
Very nice, Tanya
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: njnjgirl on February 11, 2013, 03:35:50 PM
You are off to a great start!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on February 12, 2013, 12:35:54 PM
 :clap: Very nice Tanya.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: globe4 on February 12, 2013, 12:48:15 PM
Thanks to everybody for your nice comments :thankyou: I will try to soften the white line and will repost it when it's done  :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2013, 01:47:16 PM
 :welcome: Tanya, I like your painting. I agree with Dennis. Once you soften the white you will have it.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Peter. on February 14, 2013, 12:41:36 PM
Wow very nice painting Tanya!  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: globe4 on February 21, 2013, 10:02:24 PM
Thanks to everybody for nice comments    :flowers:
Here is my improved picture with softened line.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mIselCtaLS4/USaUKPTWQeI/AAAAAAAAACI/lttfpYCc12s/s949/IMG_6657.JPG)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on February 23, 2013, 08:46:40 AM
Great improvement  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Zilpa on February 23, 2013, 11:06:59 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on February 23, 2013, 12:35:09 PM
Much better, Globe,  you are doing great!  O0 O0
 
Keep on painting and posting! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on February 23, 2013, 05:37:35 PM
VERY nice!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 23, 2013, 07:12:56 PM
 :yippee: Watercolor can be fixed! Another fallacy dashed. You did it Tanya! :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: globe4 on February 23, 2013, 07:43:45 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on February 24, 2013, 04:03:12 AM
Globe very nice.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jennylynn on February 24, 2013, 09:03:24 AM
very well done,  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on February 24, 2013, 03:57:47 PM
 :clap: Good job Tanya.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on February 24, 2013, 06:49:52 PM
 O0 !  Looks even better, Tanya!
 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 01, 2013, 11:59:19 AM
Nicely done Tanya.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on March 04, 2013, 06:04:02 PM
Lesson #4 . . . . . here is my Seascape. . . . what is Dennis's first rule of watercolour? DON'T FIDDLE!!
I forgot and fiddled and ruined my sky in the middle. . .
 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 04, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
Perfect, Roxy! :yippee: i couldn't make it big enough to see the fiddled ruins, so...shhhhhh. No one will ever know! You are really gaining now! Good for you! You'll be painting your own landscapes like a pro. I think I have to go buy a white candle before I can move forward on this.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 04, 2013, 08:58:54 PM
Roxy I don't see a problem with your sky, great clouds. Just check your reflection, it comes up past the water's edge and onto the beach.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on March 04, 2013, 10:33:02 PM
Nice job Roxy, very pretty water and your sky is just fine! :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: njnjgirl on March 05, 2013, 08:25:53 PM
I see no problem with the sky,  Lots of nice clouds, I thank it looks great,  (pardon the italics, not on my computer and don't kn ow what I hit :2funny:   Your water is very good Roxy  I also like the people on the beach.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on March 05, 2013, 09:08:11 PM
Awe you are all too kind!  :blush:  But don't stop, I love it!!! ;D
 
Thank you Sarah. . . you are always so sweet and supportive and I won't point out my big bleah if it's not that obvious! It's so funny, over in another channel, I'm telling Patricia not to be so hard on herself and not to go pointing out her "mistakes" to everyone. . . . . should listen to myself eh? :-X
 
Thank you Val. . . I loved your suggestion that it might be shiny sand LOL! So busy making sure I had the shape of the rock reflections right, I never thought about *where* the reflections were landing! :2funny:
 
Thank you Denise. . . I wanted to paint a nice napkin on the beach where the people had their picnic but I don't have one to copy. . . . .  :2funny:
 
Thank you Mary Lou. . . .I'm glad you like the clouds, that's where I started to fiddle and added some yellow because I thought the sky was too purple and that the yellow would just darken it a bit . . . .LOL. . . didn't! Just made a yellow sky :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on March 06, 2013, 01:18:20 AM
"Thank you Denise. . . I wanted to paint a nice napkin on the beach where the people had their picnic but I don't have one to copy. . . . .  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/2funny.gif) "
 
Poor napkin, he just can't get a break :( 
 
 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on March 06, 2013, 01:27:12 AM
Good job, Roxy!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 06, 2013, 02:07:45 AM
Oops! Got the people too big. They are shrinking the size of the cliffs.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on March 06, 2013, 02:24:12 AM
Sarah, I love everything about this painting!! From the sky to the sand, including the birds and tall people :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bhavna on March 06, 2013, 03:08:25 AM
One word amazing painting. I like it :clap:

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 06, 2013, 09:37:42 AM
Oh P-shaw  :envy:  There's nothing wrong with your people, they're just closer to us.  ;)
I love that sky, magnificent clouds.  O0  Great job all round.  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on March 06, 2013, 10:55:33 AM
 :heeha: :yippee: :clap: :clap: I love it!!! Yours is just gorgeous!! So soft and delicate! Beautifully done Sarah!!(http://www.pic4ever.com/images/congratualtions.gif)
 
Your People are NOT too big. . . .  they are just walking closer to us, as Val said. Looking for that darn napkin!
 
Poor Dennis. . . he's trying to get moved and he has both our paintings to critique plus all the other people's paintings . . .whew! He is one busy boy. . . .
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on March 06, 2013, 12:36:31 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Roxy and Sarah, your paintings are beautiful.  Love the reflections in both of them, the skies are gorgeous .... really well done to both of you.   O0 O0


Yes, Miss Roxy, you tell me not to be hard on myself but look who is being hard on themselves????  :2funny: :2funny:


 ???   Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 06, 2013, 03:19:28 PM
Thank you Denise, Val, Bhavna, Roxy and Patricia. I can always count on you to boost my confidence! :hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on March 08, 2013, 01:41:11 AM
Roxy, Another good painting  :clap: :clap:   Just add the surf (small wave) across the blue reflections.
Sarah, a very good painting indeed   :clap: :clap: :clap: Not worried about the size of the people - I'm looking at how you used the techniques.  O0 The main cliff could do with   a very slight orange tinge to it just to warm up the painting.
The simplification of the bushes on the cliff  :yippee:

Yes, I'm very busy packing and just took a quick break to take look in.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 08, 2013, 02:33:53 AM
Thank you for taking the time to look in, Dennis. A little orange it is. I have never been able to handle a landscape. Roxy has me talked in to tackling some of the basics. Thank you for your encouragement!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on March 08, 2013, 11:18:18 AM
Thank you Dennis for taking the time to say a few words about our paintings! Yes, I guess the surf doesn't stop at a reflection. . . .  ;D  Hope the move is going as smoothly as possible.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on March 10, 2013, 02:21:50 AM
Still packing and sorting - not an easy job - Moving this weekend and the need at least 1 to weeks to unpack the essentials - specially the studio side  :sweat: Will not have internet and broadband this coming weekend :'(
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: globe4 on March 12, 2013, 11:52:55 AM
Love your waves, Sarah  :clap: They look very natural :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Pebble on April 01, 2013, 09:51:56 AM
I really enjoyed doing this one and an improvement on my attempt of lesson 3 I think.  I welcome your comments and tips please.  Next job the colour wheel.  :)

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on April 01, 2013, 11:45:53 AM
 :clap: Wow, Pebble, your seascape reflections are just too beautiful. You are doing such a good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 01, 2013, 01:01:04 PM
Very well done  O0   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 01, 2013, 01:30:05 PM
Patricia is right Pebbles. I hadn't picked up on that. They are awesome reflections! It looks as if the sun is really breaking through in one area, and the rock face is so clearly reflected on the water . Well done. I should join you on the color wheel. I have never done one. :blush:  That is actually the place I ended with free lessons. I jump around a bit. Not a great idea.  :P
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on April 01, 2013, 06:25:11 PM
Wow Pebbles, that is so very pretty!!! Everything from sand to sky looks great, awesome job :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on April 01, 2013, 09:11:42 PM
 :twothumbs: Good one, Pebble good one! Great wave action, good reflection, super sky. . . .you did it!!! :flowers: :flowers:
 
Yes, on to the colour charts. . . .probably the most important thing you will ever learn!! (IMHO)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 02, 2013, 05:07:05 PM
Would you like to know how many ways there are to make mud?  ::) Sorry....I'm still counting!  ;D Time for yet another colour wheel........
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 03, 2013, 03:23:54 AM
Awesome job, Pebble  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on April 05, 2013, 03:19:20 PM
 :clap: Pebble
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on April 05, 2013, 08:43:53 PM
Pebble.. this is Beautiful! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Pebble on April 06, 2013, 09:16:52 AM
 :thankyou: all so much for your lovely comments, it's so nice to have so much encouragement when trying something new.   :hug: 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 12, 2013, 10:08:22 PM
I need to leave more cliff showing next time I do this - definitely a challenging one...
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 12, 2013, 10:15:00 PM
Maybe a little more cliff face, but overall, a very pretty painting. Yummy water color that is also echoed in the sky.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 12, 2013, 10:17:50 PM
thanks, Sarah - I'm definitely going to redo this...
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on April 12, 2013, 11:31:34 PM
 O0  Sacgal, Lovely reflection in the water.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 12, 2013, 11:48:43 PM
A very nice painting Sacgal  :clap: :clap: :clap: Be careful when putting birds in a painting. They must match the environment. They are too dark for gulls and you need to get the shapes of the wings correct. Apart from that, well done O0

PS. Never add just 4 birds (or any other 4 similar objects such as flowers in a still life) 4 similar objects somehow never seem to go well optically together.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 13, 2013, 01:30:22 AM
Thanks Dennis - I'll definitely work on the gulls!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tammy on April 15, 2013, 03:27:53 PM
:)   :painting:

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 15, 2013, 05:39:53 PM
Wow, Tammy! Well done! I remember how difficult this is to do.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tammy on April 15, 2013, 05:42:16 PM
Thank you Sarah! :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 15, 2013, 05:49:17 PM
Well done Tammy  :clap: :clap:   I remember I got so carried away with the reflections...I fogot to separate the two!  :doh:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on April 15, 2013, 08:06:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Tammy, you are doing great.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tammy on April 16, 2013, 01:45:21 AM
Thank you Val! Yes!! I was so focused on trying to get the right color, that I didn't realized that my reflections were in the wrong place :)


Thank you Patricia!  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 16, 2013, 05:19:59 AM
Here's my 2nd attempt at the beach scene - only 3 birds this time, Dennis!

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on April 16, 2013, 10:41:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: Wow what a difference!  Our Dennis really know what he's talking about, eh?
Well done, congratulations!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 16, 2013, 10:52:47 AM
Birds?  :confused: uh boy... I'm going to have to go look and see if I have birds.  :whistle: dum-de-dum.....

I'm back.  :eek: No birds...no people...still missing 1/2 of the reflection! Guess that's another one for the 'do-over' file!  :2funny:

Oh...wonderful job....mumble mumble.....
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on April 16, 2013, 11:52:24 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Very nice Sacgal.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 16, 2013, 01:40:00 PM
You've been out with your pruning shears, I see!! Very nice cliff face, gorgeous water, natural looking little people. Well done!!! I see matting and framing in its near future.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: polliwag on April 16, 2013, 01:52:16 PM
I still have to finish this one too... Val... you should see my "do over" pile.  Gonna have to rent a storage facility!!

Some great paintings here, folks! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 16, 2013, 02:51:48 PM
Thanks evening - and Ha Ha, Sarah - yes, got more of the cliff showing this time, too! Val - I had 4 birds in my first picture (as Dennis did on the one he painted for us) - than he said "keep things in odd numbers" - so as they say, do as they say, not as they do - and it made a positive difference!  And yes, definitely framing this one!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 16, 2013, 04:46:58 PM
 O0    ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on April 16, 2013, 08:41:18 PM
Sacgal very bold painting. Like it.  O0 O0
Tammy another good one. reat job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Seascape
Post by: scribe on April 16, 2013, 09:39:34 PM
I was working on Lesson 7 and having a lot of trouble with the sky.  :-\ I went back to this seascape and realized that I was having trouble with it. So, I did it a second time and decided it was time to put one out on the forum. Will have to have a second go at lesson 7.
Title: Re: Seascape
Post by: scribe on April 16, 2013, 09:40:31 PM
Oooopps!!!! I forgot to add the picture

Title: Re: Seascape
Post by: Bev S. on April 16, 2013, 09:56:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: Great seascape, Scribe! If you were having troubles, they sure don't show.
Looking forward to seeing more of your works.
Title: Re: Seascape
Post by: lynn p. on April 16, 2013, 10:21:15 PM
Scribe--That is a really beautiful rendition of this painting.  Bravo :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Seascape
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 16, 2013, 10:27:10 PM
This sky is actually quite admirable! I think you could move forward. There will be lots more skies and waves to practice on.
Title: Re: Seascape
Post by: Happychappy on April 16, 2013, 10:42:19 PM
Excellent painting. I love your reflections. Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: Seascape
Post by: Val on April 17, 2013, 01:31:54 AM
Very well done. Love the sky...I need this kind of problem!  ;D     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Tammy on April 17, 2013, 02:07:21 AM
Thank you Nina! :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on May 23, 2013, 03:25:02 PM
I am so far behind on my lessons, but here's my painting for Lesson 4.  I'm still having trouble with the whole wet-in-wet technique. The cliff on the far left needs more "face" showing, but after adding the various layers, they all seemed to muddle into one homogeneous blob of raw sienna, yellow ochre, red brown, and purple green. Should I have put the hair dryer to each layer of color right after I added them and before I added the next color?  I'm not getting the same layered effect that I see in Dennis's painting.   :(  Nonetheless, I still like the way it came out, even though it's not perfect.  I'll probably come back to this lesson later, that is, after I've had more practice.

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on May 23, 2013, 03:31:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Very well done Jani.  I love the way you did the water.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on May 23, 2013, 04:36:57 PM
Scribe & Jani I like your paintings. keep up the good work.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on May 23, 2013, 04:59:03 PM
Excellent work, Jani!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 23, 2013, 05:35:25 PM
Well let me out of the rubber room!  :goofy:    This is the best cliff face yet.  :congrats: Very realistic, the colourings look fantastic, so take this warning....  :police: DO NOT TOUCH THE CLIFFS  :police: Don't make me come there (wherever that may be) and bend your bristles!  :knuppel2:

Seeing this has made my day, beautiful piece of work.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on May 23, 2013, 07:17:16 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Patricia, Nina, Lillian and Val!  Oh, and Val:   :2funny: :2funny: you're such a silly, and yes, sweet girl.  Thank YOU for making my day!!! :2funny: :2funny:

Hugs,
Jani
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bev S. on May 23, 2013, 07:25:32 PM
Have to agree with Val (for once!! :2funny: ) and say. . . .  Jani do not, under any circumstances, on pain of death touch those cliffs!!!  ;D ;D  Terrific piece of work, congratulations!!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on May 23, 2013, 08:35:09 PM
Jani and Scribe, both your paintings are beautiful renderings :clap: :clap: :clap:
Please remember that an exact match is not the crux of the matter but the techniques are the most important. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 23, 2013, 10:01:17 PM
Have to agree with Val (for once!! :2funny: ) and say. . . .  Jani do not, under any circumstances, on pain of death touch those cliffs!!!  ;D ;D  Terrific piece of work, congratulations!!

'Bout time you came to your senses!  :nana:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on May 23, 2013, 10:19:00 PM
 :thankyou: Roxy (or should I say, Val #2!!!!!).   :2funny: Boy, there are some quite violent people on PB:  "Don't make me come over there and bend your bristles" and "do not, on pain of death, touch those cliffs."   :help:   :2funny: :2funny:  I know, you're using a new teaching technique--reinforcement by fear!!!  Y'all are awesome!!!  :-*

 :thankyou: Dennis.  I'll try to keep that in mind as I progress.  It's hard, at this point, for me to judge whether or not I'm getting the techniques right unless I can make my paintings look like yours........an impossible feat, for sure!!!!  :) Thank you for all you do for us!   :flowers:

Hugs,
Jani
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: cyril on August 03, 2013, 05:46:58 AM

Hi  :D


 :D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Ray3 on August 03, 2013, 06:41:52 AM
Another very good painting the waves very good perhaps if you made the horizon a straight line it would show the separation of the sea and sky but very thing else is great :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 04, 2013, 11:02:24 PM
Well, I've struggled as usual with this class, but with less frustration and more fun. I have really enjoyed it. As soon as I figure out how to fix the larger cliff, which has come out looking like a camel with a green wig drinking seawater from the beach, I'll take a photo and post it.  :fight: Stay tuned! :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 04, 2013, 11:18:05 PM
Excellent painting, Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on August 04, 2013, 11:22:15 PM
 :clap: very nice Cyril! :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 04, 2013, 11:24:01 PM
Banner job Cyril  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Ok Judie .... I'll be waiting.  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2013, 12:08:51 AM
 O0 Cyril.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on August 05, 2013, 01:21:50 AM
Excellent, Cyril!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can tell you're having a lot of fun!!  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 05, 2013, 02:50:17 AM
There comes a time when enough is enough.  :D
Here is my effort in Lesson #4. There are a million things I want to do to make it better, but I need to clear off the table and fix a late supper! I hereby declare it finished. Onward and upward!

(I still see the camel)  :idiot2:

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 05, 2013, 11:08:30 AM
You've done a banner job Judie. If there's a camel....he's a good one! Think of it as the old comic strip 'Finding Elmo' or 'Finding Nemo' ! Just give him a name and you're good to go.  O0

Very well done...camel and all.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:    ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2013, 11:15:00 AM
Great job, Judie!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I love the soft blending of the colors and the balance of the composition you achieved by using the color of the sand in the upper right hand sky area.
I'm truly amazed at your progress!   :congrats:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: njnjgirl on August 05, 2013, 01:08:26 PM
Judie, you did a beautiful painting.  I love the reflection in the water and your soft coloring.   :smitten:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on August 05, 2013, 01:14:48 PM
Judie, you have done a fantastic job on this painting. If there's a camel in there somewhere, I don't see it.  :coolsmiley: Lookin' good to me!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on August 05, 2013, 03:03:46 PM
Cyril and Judie, nice jobs on your paintings. Judie love the softness of yours.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 05, 2013, 03:41:59 PM
 :thankyou: Val, Lillian, Mary Lou, Jani, and Nina. Your words mean so much and are really motivating. It gives me hope that if I keep working, painting might become a pleasure once I become comfortable with techniques.  What a miracle it has been to find PB! :smitten:
The camel's name is "Rocky" and he's my buddy. ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 05, 2013, 03:50:20 PM
This will be our first 'gameshow' painting...ok everyone, let's find Rocky!  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 05, 2013, 04:38:15 PM
Judie, your painting is lovely! Well done, indeed.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have been wondering what to paint next, and I think it will be this one. (I do tend to jump around a lot when it comes to doing these lessons.) Lou (my husband) and I will be taking our annual two-week vacation to the Outer Banks in September, so I'd like to learn how to do paintings of the coast before then. Question: can you call it a vacation when you're already retired?   ::)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Ray3 on August 05, 2013, 05:03:29 PM
Love your painting Judie you are certainly coming along in leaps and bounds now keep up your good work you have nothing to worry about  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 05, 2013, 06:22:51 PM
Question: can you call it a vacation when you're already retired?   ::)

Absolutely!! I'm retired and on permanent holiday!  :yippee:   Mind, I generally work harder now than when I worked!  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on August 06, 2013, 06:15:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Judie, a good job, love your reflections.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 06, 2013, 07:19:25 PM
Aw, thank you so much Patricia! Means a lot...
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 07, 2013, 01:07:21 AM
Judie, a lovely clean painting with great water reflections. Excellent all round :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 07, 2013, 02:35:10 AM
Be still my heart! :cloud9: Your assessment far exceeds my own, but I'll take it!!!  :thankyou: Dennis.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 07, 2013, 08:35:11 PM
My watercolor friends and teacher: I would really appreciate some constructive criticism on this one.  :confused:

There are parts of this painting I like, but the waves don't work!  :-\  When I asked my husband, he said they looked "ribboney." When I asked him what he meant, he said: "Noodley."

I'm not sure I see ribbons or noodles, but I do know that they are not quite right. Helpful suggestions, please?! This was fun to paint. I did it in 2 days...as opposed to the Cape Coast, Ghana painting that took 4 weeks!


Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 07, 2013, 09:08:24 PM
Not enough variance in the two waves....(soldiers in a row syndrome). The first wave especially, the tops are too even, same with the bottom. Needs a bit more wobble!  :party: ;D

You might also want to extend them both to the edge of the painting. Hope this helps a little.

The rest is excellent.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 07, 2013, 09:50:42 PM
Thanks, Val. Do you think I need more thickness in the white portions of the waves? They seem a little thin, compared with others' paintings of this.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 07, 2013, 10:02:16 PM
Susan, my waves are thick and not very well defined 'cause I gave up on trying to do effective shading. Yours are the opposite. Can we meet in the middle? Ours would then be perfect paintings! I think Val's suggestions are right on.  O0
I loved this lesson because of all the techniques we learned. (That doesn't mean we execute them expertly yet  :-\ )
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 07, 2013, 10:39:15 PM
Hey, Judie! Wouldn't it be fun if we could do such a merge?

I think I'm going to try this one again, and hope I get some more feedback first. really want to learn how to paint these breakers.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 07, 2013, 11:05:02 PM
Mine is not the best to show you, but see how the wave is a bit wider (white) just light shading on the top/back, and just odd bits of shadow inder the front. You may be able to get the same effect just by randomly lifting out some of the darker colour. This one is in my 'do over bin' as well!  ;D

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on August 08, 2013, 12:30:33 AM
Susan, I see what you mean about the waves, but wow!, the rest of it is really great!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Very pretty and well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on August 08, 2013, 03:36:31 AM
I am wondering if the waves are a bit too "humpy." Waves are curvy, yes, but they also have high, low, and almost straight sections to them. I think perhaps smoothing out some of the waves and retain more of the mid-tones will produce something you might be happier with. Good news!  Your rock cliffs are perfect, and I love your reflections!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 08, 2013, 04:51:12 AM
Susan, actually your painting overall is beautifully done with lovely sky, cliffs and reflections :clap: :clap: :clap:

What is causing the problem is the perspective of your waves. They are all the same width and height from the right to the left. Check out Val's painting a few posts back and you will notice that her waves start large on the right (nearer to you) and progressively get smaller towards the left (as they move away into the distance).
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 08, 2013, 11:51:11 AM
Dennis: Yes, yes! That is exactly right!  :yippee:   I knew you'd be able to explain/show me what was wrong.  :thankyou:  so very much.

Jani--spot-on re the humpiness, too. Now I can see it. Thank you for that helpful tip.

I haven't yet done a second go-round of a painting before...always too eager to move on to the next challenge...but I do believe I will repaint the whole thing this afternoon.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 08, 2013, 01:40:35 PM
My thoughts exactly!  :whistle: Thank goodness for you Dennis...you're so much better at explaining things.  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 09, 2013, 08:00:35 PM
So I began all over again, and here is my second go at this. The colors aren't as vibrant as the first one, but I think the waves are better and that this might be, over all, a better painting.

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 09, 2013, 08:33:14 PM
Yaay :clap: :clap: :clap: Just look at the difference - well done, BeaSue O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 09, 2013, 09:12:07 PM
Oh, thank you so much, Dennis, for your encouragement and guidance. I really wanted to understand this, so I could paint lovely seascapes when Lou and I go to the coast in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on August 09, 2013, 10:58:05 PM
Wow Susan!! Gorgeous! The sky, rocks and reflections are super awesome!!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on August 09, 2013, 11:35:20 PM
Susan, look at you!!  :heeha:  An incredible difference on this painting!  Well done, my dear!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on August 10, 2013, 12:01:41 AM
Awww... Thank you, my friends.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 10, 2013, 12:36:32 AM
There you go! Excellent work Susan  :clap: :clap: :clap: Great improvement, you aced it!  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 10, 2013, 05:19:34 AM
BeaSue,

You did a great job on the seascape I just saw posted on the forum page.  Noticeably improved from the first posting.  Don't you feel great when you can see the improvement from a previous attempt.  I felt that way about my tulip painting.

Keep up the good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Fencepost on August 10, 2013, 02:45:51 PM
Very well done Susan!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Lillian on August 10, 2013, 07:46:54 PM
 :congrats:  Susan!  You did a second one!  I admire your determination to get it all right.   :flowers:
You are doing amazingly well.  You have those waves done beautifully now.  The rest is perfect and now you are all set to paint all the seascapes you see on your travels.   :clap:   Happy  :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: NHC50 on August 13, 2013, 01:37:46 PM
Susan the second one is much better.  :congrats:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: rainbowco on September 13, 2013, 08:54:48 PM
What a wonderful class, all the techniques were demonstrated expertly and effectively! Then incorporating them into the painting class, what a great hands-on class! Alas, when I picked up my brush - it all flew from my head  :'(
Especially the sponge - my cliff looks like a piece of camouflage! I forgot to leave some white in the sky area, my wet reflections - washed away  ::) - and I was terrified to put people in the painting, so left them out.


I am definately going to do this lesson over and over and over...

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on September 13, 2013, 09:54:55 PM
Good go rainbowco. I understand the 'people' thing.  :eyesclosed: I just cringed whenever there were people to add. There are no people in any of my paintings until lesson #68!!! You know....they really aren't difficult at all!  :heeha: A little blob hear with a tiny blob there...and presto! They really do look like people....well, sort of.  ;D

Show no fear...have a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 14, 2013, 12:41:33 AM
Nice attempt, rainbowco.  Can't get better if you don't try.  Don't blame you for not adding people.  Haven't attempted it yet myself.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: jrhall036 on September 14, 2013, 11:18:49 PM
I am so happy you enjoyed the lesson, rainbowco!  It's a very important one, too.  I keep referring to this lesson over and over again in my later paintings. Keep up the good work! You're doing great!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on November 04, 2013, 07:10:04 PM
Yes Marion, it can be quite surprising the way different paints and papers can react together.  :eek: I know a while back I was just  :pullhair: and couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. I tried a few different papers and found one I really liked. Now no more worries....other than the 'caulies', water control, putting staining colours where they shouldn't be.....  ;D

You've done a very nice job on this. No one said it had to be a stormy day, it's nice to see one that's light and cheery. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on November 04, 2013, 08:48:26 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Rainbowco and Marion good job on both your paintings.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on November 04, 2013, 09:04:55 PM
Thank you for your comment Val. I had been wondering about the paper but it is Hanemler a well known brand. And I think it is to easy to blame it on the paper and don't want to give up. :nono:

I did try a few other well known brands, same with the paints. I suppose you could say it's rather like buying new shoes....some are just a better fit!  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: richkay on February 08, 2014, 02:02:46 AM
I enjoyed learning about splattering and wax resist during this lesson.  I need to control the amount of masking liquid better and am not seeing the reflection in the water yet.  I really need to learn how to mix my paint.  Any comments?
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on February 17, 2014, 01:50:00 PM
Your reflection of the cliffs is nicely done, as you progress through the course you will learn a few more tricks to getting your reflections just right, you have done great here. Overall, very good work.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on February 20, 2014, 12:54:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice painting Richkay.  You are doing so well.  Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 20, 2014, 03:06:09 PM
Ai Ke,

Nolan said we have to post our work, whether we consider it good or not.  That way, people can help us get better.

I like how you have the water washing up on the beach, especially near the big rock.  The reflection there is really nice.

Yes, your clouds need some work.

Otherwise, off to a good start.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on March 20, 2014, 08:05:35 PM
Ai Ke don't worry over not putting the people in. I chickened out too. In fact, I didn't put any people in any of my paintings, not even on the bridge in the gondola painting. I too was afeared...  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50345/1508247.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) and believe it or not I was afraid to mention it to anyone. How soppy was I?  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512043.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   Then when Dennis did the people on the beach, I finally realized how easy it was! So don't ever worry yourself over not putting something in a painting if you're not quite sure.  Post it all, the good, the bad, and yes even the fuglies.... warts and all!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The sand, water and cliffs are beautifully done, not a bad painting at all.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on March 20, 2014, 09:25:04 PM
 O0 great water colour painting everyone
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on March 31, 2014, 02:55:52 AM
Hi again here is my technique painting also made a few months ago. 
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 31, 2014, 03:00:55 AM
Danielle,

It's good for having done it when you first started.

I think the two large rows of waves are too rigid looking and the two rocks in the middle are too pointy.

Otherwise, you have done very well.  Nice sky; good reflections on the water.  You even put people in it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on March 31, 2014, 03:50:27 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, do you mean that the waves are to straight?   If so I guess I will have to be carefull on my future wave paintings.   :thankyou: for your advice.  Appreciated.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 01, 2014, 12:38:43 AM
Very well done Danielle  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:   I was too chicken to put people in mine  :whistle:     ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 02:30:03 AM
 :thankyou: Val I understand, i was kind of leary about putting them but I though it is a learning process, so I did.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2014, 03:30:18 AM
Ai Ke and Danielle, both paintings are very nice clean and neat. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 11:53:30 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis .
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 01, 2014, 03:30:20 PM
Danielle, I didn't put people in until we did the hake brush lesson. When I catch up on all of my UFO paintings  :whistle: I'll go back and redo the lessons that had people, and put them in this time!  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2014, 04:46:08 PM
 O0 Val
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: magova on April 17, 2014, 03:08:11 AM
Well, this is my seascape. I am not very happy with my waves and the sea but hope next attempt will be better.
 :thankyou:


Any suggestions how to make it look better are welcome!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 17, 2014, 05:53:12 AM
Magova,

You are off to a good start with your seascape.  I like your sky colors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 17, 2014, 06:18:33 AM
Magova, your sky and mountain are well done as well as the figures. :clap: :clap: :clap:


The shadows of the waves must be a slight blue-purple and not the brown colour you have. That is what makes them look unnatural. Also lighten the brown reflection of the mountain in the water - it is too dark O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 17, 2014, 11:32:02 AM
Excellent painting Maya. Just a few touches along the waves as Dennis has said and you'll be far and away!  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 17, 2014, 12:07:47 PM
Very nice Magova, you might have forgotten the little beige mountain in the middle it is all plain beige.  The rest looks great. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: magova on April 17, 2014, 06:45:05 PM
 :thankyou:thank you mea, Aloha to you too :)

Dennis I appreciate your advise, I will try again and be careful with colors.

Val, thank you so much, with everyone's help here I hope to improve :)

Danielle, I took your advise and correct the color on the rock, it was more greenish before, thank you for your input.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Ai Ke on April 22, 2014, 03:13:09 PM
I put in the people! COURAGE! I made them very small though!!  ;D

And fiddled some more... though the clouds were beyond repair.... but that will be my next lesson!

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: BeaSue on April 22, 2014, 03:24:49 PM
AiKe, this is lovely!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:   I struggled with this lesson, and finally ended up doing it all over again. Good practice.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on April 22, 2014, 06:48:04 PM
Good fix Aike, your people should be little...those are big cliffs!  :heeha: Is that a tiny sailboat I see way out on the horizon?  :boat:    :detective:

                                                   :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on April 22, 2014, 10:19:56 PM
Ai Ke, a lovely bright painting. well done :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just soften up the right edges of the clouds to make the lower part of the clouds a bit hazy and then the clouds won't look "pasted" onto the sky. The haziness will make them part of the sky scene O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 11:12:20 PM
Looks great Ai Ke, water and waves are very nice, the people are just right. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: lynn p. on April 23, 2014, 12:29:52 AM
Oh Ai Ke, a very pretty job.  Like your color choices.  Dennis' advice about the clouds will help a lot and it's an easy fix.   :welcome: to PB.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on April 24, 2014, 02:18:56 AM
Beautiful bright painting!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kedde on September 05, 2014, 09:25:56 PM
Had to got the hospital today with my knee for checkup, so basically had a day off. What better to do than ...

Photo taken with iPhone and the painting is quite yellow, don't know how to correct it. The painting here on my desk is brighter.


I actually succeed in making two portraits in the painting, they really look lifelike, from a distance.  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on September 05, 2014, 10:28:48 PM
Nice work Kedde  :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 05, 2014, 11:50:47 PM
Kedde,

The beach and shoreline look good.  Nice addition of the figures on the shore.

I recall mention made a while back that a wave should never go all the way across the water.  Need to break those first two waves up.

Otherwise, it's lovely.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kedde on September 06, 2014, 05:18:26 AM
Right on the money Mea.  :thankyou: I just had a look at the original. My waves are long lines. I will break them up ... and repost, I just wait a bit to see if others have more suggestions.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 06, 2014, 05:29:55 AM
Kedde,

That's what so good about Paintbasket.  None of us knows all the answers, but each of us has something to contribute.  We take care of each other!  You are in good hands here.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kedde on September 06, 2014, 05:51:07 AM
And that's what I am here for, to get feedback. To learn, (and I am learning) Thank you so much PB!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on September 18, 2014, 12:50:31 PM
Seems so easy but  :sweat:  At least I tried.

Any advice? :thankyou:


Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on September 18, 2014, 03:48:03 PM
Kedde , very nice painting i like you colour skeam, nice clouds too.

Ilincaot,  very nice painting, there is something on the farther rock it seam to be flotting,  you will have to watch the horizon line it is a bit wabbly it should be straight.   Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Judylh on September 19, 2014, 03:50:13 AM
My attempt at lesson 4 the seascape! It is so fascinating to me how challenging yet intriguing it is to play around with watercolours ...  there truly is a differences in each brand of paint and and oh my goodness inexpensive brushes are a challenge to work with gonna get me some different ones soon! OH ya and then ya have either too much water not enough water too wet too dry ... yikes it is crazy ... but lots of fun too ...

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on September 19, 2014, 05:06:59 AM
Very lovely painting, Judy :clap: :clap: :clap: You have a nice "touch" O0 Just missing the colour of the cliffs though.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Judylh on September 19, 2014, 11:49:20 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on September 19, 2014, 01:02:04 PM
Nice painting.   :clap:  one other suggestion for your seascape painting.  The horizon line is going down to the right it should be straight horizontaly,   But it is nice water.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on September 19, 2014, 06:39:56 PM
It has a harmonious feeling to it with your sky and sea colors!

 :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on September 20, 2014, 04:17:07 AM
Nice painting.   :clap:  one other suggestion for your seascape painting.  The horizon line is going down to the right it should be straight horizontaly,   But it is nice water.

 :thankyou: it's true but it's happening only in the photo
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sherri on October 15, 2014, 08:55:24 PM
My submission for Lesson 4.  I hope I am improving.  I look at all of you Watercolor folks' work and then at mine and think mine looks like children's work.  Suggestions for improvement please!!  :whistle:  :heeha:


Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on October 16, 2014, 03:27:51 PM
Sherri, you've done a wonderful job with the seascape.  O0 You even have people, birds and everything!  :heeha:   The one thing I see foremost is your clouds seem just a little too 'soldiers in a row'. I think if you just soften them a bit they will diffuse and look more natural.

I like the colourings you've used.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

My first attempt is on page 14 of this thread...talk about a muck up!  ::)      :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 16, 2014, 04:53:23 PM
This is a lovely first attempt, Sherri! I know mine improved the 2nd time I painted it - and went from an equal number of birds to an odd number per Dennis' suggestion.  You might add a bit more color to the cliffs...but your colors elsewhere are lovely...
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sherri on October 16, 2014, 07:02:37 PM
Thanks Val and Sharon  for your suggestions/help.  Val I can see how my clouds are like "soldiers in a row."  I will try to fix.  Thanks Sharon.  I do have an odd number of birds but one looks like he is blended in with my clouds!!  Will fix that.  I think that I made my birds a little too big for the perspective of the whole picture. 

This sure is a big learning process learning to control the water and the pigment.  Soooo much different than oils.  I am having fun though!!

Sherri
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on October 16, 2014, 07:40:27 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kedde on October 16, 2014, 08:12:02 PM
That's not children's work Sherri. It's wery "water collourish". Good job!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sherri on October 16, 2014, 09:21:40 PM
Sharon and Val, Made your suggested changes. 

Sharon I guess I can't count.  I thought I had 5 birds but I actually had 6   :whistle:  :heeha:  Woops  Added a bird  Now I have a whole flock of them!!!!

Thanks Natalie and Kedde for your support!!

Sherri

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: sally13 on October 16, 2014, 09:47:23 PM
Looks great Sherri :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on October 18, 2014, 05:13:25 PM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50394/1508560.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)       :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 15, 2015, 09:37:42 AM
So many mistakes with this beautiful scene, I will have to do it again. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bellarina on May 15, 2015, 10:41:32 AM
In the process of redoing mine as well.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 15, 2015, 10:48:54 AM
Oh Robin I feel like giving up, it seems like anything I do comes out a mess.  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 15, 2015, 03:18:48 PM
Louisa,

Transitioning from oil to water takes time.  I still find myself trying to paint WC like it was oil. 

You are a good painter - you will catch on to the flow of watercolor soon.  Don't give up.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 15, 2015, 04:54:48 PM
Maybe third time lucky. Mea thank you so much for your vote of confidence, hope I won't disappoint everybody.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 15, 2015, 08:38:35 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself Louisa! You're doing so well! It takes time to get comfortable in any medium and you're just starting in watercolors. Try to take your time during the lessons. I remember in the beginning I would watch the lesson all the way first and then attempt to paint it. I think the right side of the shadow of the cliff that's in the water needs to be softened a bit - you have a hard line there. Otherwise I think it's good!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: ncwren on May 15, 2015, 11:41:46 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on May 16, 2015, 01:47:48 AM
You did well on your second painting.  Sharon and Mea have great advice.   I find myself wanting oil like WC. So different.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 16, 2015, 02:24:05 AM
Wow, big difference this time, Louisa.

Sky, water, cliffs - so much better.

Only thing to work on are the little grasses in the foreground.  Gotta practice your random flicks!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on May 16, 2015, 02:31:17 AM
You are doing well, Louisa. Well done on your last one :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Bellarina on May 16, 2015, 11:54:09 AM
3rd time is a charm.  :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 16, 2015, 04:38:46 PM
To everybody:  :thankyou: :thankyou:  :hug: :hug: :hug:
Dennis, Sharon, Natalie, Danielle, Mea and Robin, Thank you for all your good advise and encouraging, you all have no idea how much I appreciate it. :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 18, 2015, 03:12:24 PM
Great job Louisa  O0 When I did this lesson (and a few others  :whistle: ) I was too nervous to try putting people in!  :eyesclosed: :faint:   You did very well  O0 so well done you!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 18, 2015, 04:16:28 PM
Val thank you very much, I nearly gave up but with all the wonderful friends at PB I will definitely keep on trying. I must say I had no idea how difficult watercolour is, difficult but very rewarding. :thankyou: :thankyou: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 28, 2016, 06:48:25 AM
 :thankyou: This was another great lesson, Dennis. It was not easy. I found myself overwhelmed a number of times.   :pullhair: There is so much to learn.  I find it especially challenging to work with the wet on wet quick enough before my paper dries. I also have a lot to learn about how much water to use for the correct intensity and flow of paint.  :painting:

Just as with the "Lets draw" class, I must be patient and trust the process ( and practice a lot :tooth:)

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 28, 2016, 11:59:52 AM
Very nice watercolor, Kathy! O0 O0 O0

Even though we're pursing different mediums, it sounds like some of the challenges are the same. In acrylics, when blending wet-on-wet, you have to work fast as the acrylics also dry fast. Both mediums are water based, so this makes sense. I can extend the drying time by occasionally spraying water on the paint. It sure is a challenge, tho.

Keep up the good work! As the man said when the tourist asked him how to get to Carnegie Hall, "Practice, practice, practice!"
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2016, 03:16:43 PM
KathyS

I think you are doing so well at adapting to each medium so quickly.

I am still learning watercolor after three years.  I keep trying to paint WC as if it were oil.  Gotta learn the art of chasing that little bead of water around.

One thing I have learned is that you need to have everything you will need set out around you before you drop any water on the paper.

Keep at it - this looks really good.  You have kept your colors nice and bright.  Great pebbly effect on the beach.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 28, 2016, 04:45:02 PM
 :thankyou: Steve. Yes, the fast drying paint can be a challenge. I tried to spray my last painting when it got dry. I did not like the result. My paint that was already on the paper started to run and cauliflower. This painting I tried to work the area faster. Hence, my clouds are a little weird. I rushed and got an angle I'm not entirely happy with. Over time, I'm sure it will get better.  O0

Do you think you will be trying watercolor at anytime? I think you'd be good at, Steve. What I like about it for me is that it forces me to let go and be more spontaneous. I like to control everything in my environment. Can't entirely do that in this medium.  ;)

 :thankyou: Mea, Yes, Chasing the bead! Yikes! That is an art in itself.  :2funny: I agree that having everything assembled and within reach before starting is critical to success in watercolor.

The pebbles on the beach were lots of fun. I liked using the candle to create shimmer too.

The color is a challenge. I've been working with half pan paints and tube paints. Can't decide which I like best yet.  :painting:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 29, 2016, 12:41:18 AM
I'll probably try my hand at watercolor down the road a bit. Right now I want to get a better feel for the acrylics.

You can get cauliflower in acrylics also if you either have a spray bottle that doesn't put out a very fine mist, or if you mist it too much. Some of the things I did in the strawberry painting (some of the reflections) were with the acrylics at the consistency of watercolor.

I'm sure you will do very well in watercolors. It's like everything else, it takes time.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Danielle123 on April 29, 2016, 12:05:25 PM
Very nice Kathy, i like your reflection.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 29, 2016, 05:50:26 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Danielle. It was Dennis's instruction that helped me to get that reflection. At first it looked like a muddy blob but he gave us some really useful detail so I was able make it work.

I love these classes! I may have mentioned that a time or two.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on May 01, 2016, 11:22:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kathy your painting is very well done, you are coming on famously and it is exciting to watch you progress.  Keep up the good work.




Steve, had to laugh at your Carnegie Hall joke.  :2funny:   It appeals to my sense of humour.


Patricia

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Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 02, 2016, 01:16:25 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia! Each lesson is a new and exciting adventure. I so appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I agree, about Steve's "practice" comment. He comes up with some good ones.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: lynn p. on May 02, 2016, 01:34:13 AM
Kathy, this is pretty.  Great reflection and convincing curl of the waves.  Your struggle doesn't show :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 02, 2016, 04:10:38 AM
 :thankyou: so much, Lynn. Your encouragement and kindness means a lot to me.

 I'm glad the struggle doesn't show. Once I walked away from the painting and looked at it the next day, I felt much better about it. I think part of the frustration was that I didn't understand why I was doing some of the things Dennis was instructing us to do. I followed his instruction but didn't have the experienced vision he has. Now as I look back at the painting, I very much understand what I was doing and why. The results of techniques that were unclear to me in this lesson will be easier to visualize in the next painting, I'm sure. I guess that is the power of hindsight.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 07, 2016, 10:29:44 AM
Great job kathy, (there goes my shift key again  :tickedoff: ).  When misting your painting, use a very fine mist bottle and don't get too close. Hold it well back so the mist just floats over the painting. Always good to give the bottle a squirt away from the painting first to clear any air out and get rid of the big drops.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 07, 2016, 03:03:05 PM
Great job kathy, (there goes my shift key again  :tickedoff: ).  When misting your painting, use a very fine mist bottle and don't get too close. Hold it well back so the mist just floats over the painting. Always good to give the bottle a squirt away from the painting first to clear any air out and get rid of the big drops.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :thankyou: Thank you, Val. I will give that a try.  :deal: I'm sure I went way to heavy with the misting.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on May 07, 2016, 04:25:16 PM
Val,
Do you mist on damp or dry?  Still don't know when to expect cauliflowers to form, and when not.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 07, 2016, 04:45:29 PM
Kathy - your painting is excellent!! You're a natural at WC. Keep it up - with so many wonderful lessons ahead of you I know you're going to be a star in this medium!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 07, 2016, 04:55:17 PM
Many  :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :thankyou: Sharon. I could not do it without our wonderful instructors and members. I am also greatly inspired by the beautiful work I see from all of you.

I love that our members post not only their completed work but that we all get to be part of the struggles, questions, and growth.  :hug:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on May 07, 2016, 06:07:53 PM
Sharon, 
I addressed the question to Val because she brought up the topic but do you know the answer?   Issues related to quantity of water is a difficult concept to master.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on May 07, 2016, 07:27:47 PM
Annie, cauliflowers (blooming) are normally formed when you add a wetter mixture into the colour wash. It actually flushed the pigment out to the side. Always add a less watery mixture into the wet wash.

The amount of water to use cannot be taught from a book - it has to be experimented with personally. Temperature, humidity, type of paper used are just a few of the factors to contend with.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 08, 2016, 06:01:20 PM
For me....  ::) .... cauliflower time is anytime!  :2funny:

Seriously, it is as Dennis said a matter of water control. It took a while to bash  :banghead: it into my head to let layers dry, and to make sure that any following layers were each more concentrated than the last.
It's always a celebration for me if I can complete anything without  a signature caulie!  :yippee:

As for the misting, I have found it works best for me if I mist very lightly and just enough to keep what I'm working on damp. The trick.... don't be in a rush. Take your time. To quote my beloved leader.... 'Slowly, slowly catchee monkey!'  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on May 08, 2016, 06:06:59 PM
Thank you Dennis, this helps a lot.  More and more oil, less and less water.

Starting to make sense. I had noticed that you drop more concentrated paint when adding to wet, and that it did not blend all into one colour as mine did.  I also saw that pure water makes beautiful cauliflower 😊

Yes more difficult to control external factors.  It is bone dry here, especially this Spring.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on May 08, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Thank you Val.  Your post came with mine.  You also explained it well.

Great idea, maybe I could use the cauliflower as a signature mark and write my name in it!  But would only need one per painting  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 08, 2016, 10:07:41 PM
I had thought of that.... the problem with cauliflowers? They seldom go where you want them!!  O0    ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on May 09, 2016, 01:54:28 AM
Yap, if we could control them that well,  we would not have to worry about them in the first place.   O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on July 30, 2016, 06:12:53 PM
My submission for your critical eyes  :heeha:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 30, 2016, 06:26:18 PM
Annie,

I went back and looked at Dennis' original painting and the other submissions for this lesson because I was overwhelmed with the blueness of yours.  Maybe it is just the way your camera portrayed it.

I like the way your beach recedes in a realistic manner. Nice ocean and birds.

I saw the comprehensive pdf that went with this lesson so this will be today's project for me.  So many have tried it that it's about time I did it.  Thanks for the inspiration.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on July 30, 2016, 06:47:33 PM
Yes, Mea basically the colour.  I thought it was matching the ocean... I guess you are saying it is not.

I really need to get that colour buster printed in high quality.  My first try was a desaster.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 30, 2016, 09:22:35 PM
:yippee::yippee::yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on July 30, 2016, 10:19:08 PM
  (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF)  This is fabulous Annie!!!  :heeha:    This could be a scene from any number of islands here in the Caribbean! The sky, ocean, and waves look fantastic! AND you put the people in!  :faint: I am such a chicken poop!  ;D
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on July 30, 2016, 10:29:53 PM
An excellent and very neat painting, Annie :clap: :clap: :clap: The only problem here are the heads of the people - they are much too big. For that size figures they should be only very small dots. O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 31, 2016, 04:22:43 PM
Ok, here's my version after numerous scrub outs. 


I could not get the reddish tidal basin right so made it look like Hawaiian red dirt leaching from the mountain.

My lady is falling over backwards.  I think her beau just proposed to her.

I need to work more on using the wax resist.  Mine look like little tick figures without the crossbar.

But, I enjoyed the lesson and learned a lot.  I like it and a friend has already asked for it, but am still open to suggestions to make it better.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on July 31, 2016, 10:42:00 PM
Indeed Dennis... they look like toddlers or martians  :confused:  That is when it would be nice to be able to paint over or erase.

Yes Val, I am always apprehensive when I reach the point of putting little people or birds.  So easy to mess up!  Thanks for your your cooments.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on July 31, 2016, 10:44:54 PM
Well done Mea!   You can give your lady a stick to lean on... it would adjust her posture.

The red sand fits well in your painting.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 31, 2016, 10:51:34 PM
Thanks, Annie.  Hmm... you are right ... a cane or stick might help her from toppling.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on July 31, 2016, 11:33:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful work Annie and Mea.    Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 01, 2016, 03:27:02 AM
Thanks, Patricia.

I have cut the painting in half.  A friend wants the left side with the cliffs and I will put a monk seal on the beach for the other half.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 01, 2016, 04:47:45 AM
 :painting: Annie and Mea, your paintings look great! I just love the differences in each of them and how they bring out your own personal style.   :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 01, 2016, 05:32:56 AM
Thanks, Patricia and KathyS.

Kathy - My special style seems to be in trying to cover up my mistakes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 01, 2016, 08:19:56 AM
You still did well, Mea :clap: :clap: :clap: Remember that we always learn from our mistakes.
Learning from mistakes are but stepping stones to a higher level
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gita on August 01, 2016, 10:36:41 AM
Mea, I still like the way youve painted inspite of your own critical opinion about your work. You have inspired me to do this lesson.
Now, due to my VIP membership I have access to these great lessons and I am looking forward to painting this, too. :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 01, 2016, 11:54:40 AM
Mea, this looks great. I love the clouds and the texture in the beach. :clap::clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on August 01, 2016, 12:20:16 PM
 :thankyou: Steve
 :thankyou: Patricia
 :thankyou: Kathy ... I have a style, I have a style :dance: :dance:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 01, 2016, 02:06:00 PM

 I have a style, I have a style :dance: :dance:

 :2funny:    :2funny:              :eek:    I'm still looking for mine!   :detective:   Let me know if you find it will you?  ;)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 01, 2016, 04:17:29 PM
Thanks, Dennis.  Yes, sometimes mistakes are the best teachers.

Thanks, Gita.  So happy to hear you have full VIP access.  So many lessons to choose from.

Thanks, Steve.  That splatter effect is fun.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on August 01, 2016, 07:07:59 PM
My pleasure Val.  I will look around and keep my eyes open.  Kathy found mine!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2016, 11:43:10 PM
OK, I gave up trying to salvage the left side of the painting -- the lady finally toppled over.

So check out what I did with the right side of the painting.


Now I have a beautiful 5" x 7" painting to give to my friend who cares for the monk seals on the North Shore of Oahu!

The seal's face is not perfect but I hope no one notices. (Don't tell!)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Denise808 on August 19, 2016, 12:47:11 AM
precious monk seal Mea :)
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 19, 2016, 02:49:37 AM
 :clap: You are so creative, Mea. What a great save and cute seal.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 19, 2016, 03:09:20 AM
Nice save of the original painting! It's interesting how the perspective changed based on the difference in size of the subjects of interest.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 19, 2016, 04:39:38 AM
Thanks, KathyS, Steve, and Denise.

That particular monk seal appears on the beach near my house at least once a year.  He satys a day or two then takes off.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on August 19, 2016, 06:48:48 AM
 :clap: :clap: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on August 19, 2016, 12:21:47 PM
Great job Mea!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   

 :think: Perhaps since I also seem to end up with somewhat disagreeable people in my paintings....  I should follow you lead and use animals instead.   :heeha:   
 :idea:   Monkeys it is!!!   :2funny:

Monkey class please Dennis!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gita on August 20, 2016, 06:15:41 AM
Mea,  a toppled lady turned to a beutiful black seal. What a metamorphosis! I love your choice! Nothing could be more perfect than a black seal! Bravo!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2016, 06:20:38 AM
Gita,

Thanks so much.  Hope the seal did not swallow the toppled lady!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Gita on August 20, 2016, 06:28:19 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on August 20, 2016, 12:33:27 PM
Mea you are a genius!  Now I understand when you said it was nothing like the original.  :clap:

Hope she did not break her hip.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2016, 03:35:59 PM
Thanks, Annie. Not genius, just practical.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Annie. on August 22, 2016, 12:47:31 PM
I will remember that when I don't like part of a painting.  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Straynative on March 07, 2019, 08:00:05 PM
Hi All,

Have been missing Dennis's lessons and so I found this one on youtube and gave it a go. I must confess i didnt do the wax resist or the sponging as i was just keen to enjoy the painting along with Mr. D. I tried this lesson when I first started and never posted it because it was just awful. I like the result of my attempt although wouldve like a touch more light on the headlands highlight side. I also didnt put the figures in or the bird. I just liked it as is...

Miss you Dennis and hope you are enjoying your me time!


Take Care PBers!

Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Zilpa on March 07, 2019, 10:06:16 PM
I love everything about this painting. Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Straynative on March 09, 2019, 01:42:09 AM
Zilpa thank you for the kind feedback ☺️ I appreciate it and it motivates me.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: EmmaLee on March 09, 2019, 01:55:45 PM
It’s beautiful, Trev.
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Straynative on March 10, 2019, 04:48:25 PM
Ty Em, how are you?
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Happychappy on March 10, 2019, 09:25:35 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Trev, you did an awesome job with this painting. It is absolutely beautiful.  I saw it in the gallery a few days ago but could not find where you had posted it so I am happy now that I have seen it and commented.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Straynative on March 11, 2019, 08:14:21 AM
xxx Ty HappyChappy!
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: dennis on March 12, 2019, 06:30:38 PM
Trev, I really like the way you have done this painting. Try and emulate this style in your other paintings as it has a very nice freshness about it. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: Yes, I'm enjoying the "me time". The only problem is I have a new boss (no names, no pack-drill) who will not always let off the hook  :o I still have my glass eye placed near the computer screen to watch what is going on in the Forum  :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Straynative on March 13, 2019, 10:13:59 AM
Lol thanks for the feedback Dennis, Yes I will try take the freshness into my paintings as I do have a tendency to overwork things and get a bit muddy. Glad you are enjoying your me time  :) Take care...
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: Val on May 04, 2019, 10:17:55 PM
Beautiful work Trev.  O0   You had a better reason for leaving out the people.... I was just chicken!  :whistle:     :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson #4 - Learning some watercolour techniques
Post by: nolan on May 05, 2019, 09:01:50 PM
fabulous painting :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Why not post the first one as a comparison - if you still have it