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Title: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 06, 2020, 09:10:58 PM
Here is my painting for the Impressionistic Ballerina class:


You can get access to the class HERE (https://paintbasket.com/shop/how-to-paint-a-ballerina-in-acrylic/).

Post your class paintings and questions below.
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 06, 2020, 10:12:43 PM
I used an abstract painting I had done for fun and painted over it for my ballerina.  It was Good shutdown activity! Thanks, Nolan for helping me ‘loosen up’.   -Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 06, 2020, 10:19:22 PM
Looks beautiful Nolan!


Was a great class thank you!
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 06, 2020, 10:20:45 PM
You are fast Liz!


Lovely colours..great painting! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 06, 2020, 11:20:45 PM
Well done Liz, the paint nust still be wet  ;)  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 06, 2020, 11:35:18 PM
Hi Nolan, I like your ballerina dress!
Jay and Bill, I already had most of the dark background on the old painting and acrylic dries fast especially on paper!
-Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 07, 2020, 02:17:35 AM
Great job Liz :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

The abstract background works well O0
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 08, 2020, 12:57:45 AM
done this morning ... I tried to remember the lesson, altered the angle on the ballerina to give her a forward movement, background I'm not happy with, first attempt at palette knife.  I think I will next do this in Watercolour.

Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 08, 2020, 01:22:20 AM
Fabulous work Bill, great movement in the ballerina  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

 :gl: with your watercolour version too O0
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 08, 2020, 05:45:57 AM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Your ballerina looks beautiful, the background, too! -Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 08, 2020, 12:27:49 PM
So so beautiful Bill!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on August 08, 2020, 12:41:37 PM
Nolan, the ballerina is great!


Liz, I like yours, it looks abstract.


Bill, your painting is wonderful!


 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done guys!
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 08, 2020, 10:53:52 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, Liz, Zayn and Mary Lou
When I said 'done this morning' I meant "finished'" I did the background the day before.
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 10, 2020, 12:45:53 AM
Another ballerina. Tried not to overdo it. -Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: dennis on August 10, 2020, 09:46:32 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on August 10, 2020, 12:00:53 PM
Love thi one Liz :smitten:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 10, 2020, 02:10:39 PM
Love it Liz!!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 10, 2020, 08:56:00 PM
Looking good Liz :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just define the face a bit more with some highlights O0
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 10, 2020, 11:20:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 11, 2020, 11:18:48 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I will do that! -Liz

Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 12, 2020, 12:01:04 AM
This was to be total water colour but I made a mess, finished off with acrylic.

Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on August 12, 2020, 12:27:32 PM
I like this Bill. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 12, 2020, 11:01:45 PM
These are beautiful  :smitten:

Bill I absolutely loved your first one, the colours are amazing.  :smitten:

Well done everyone  :flowers:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 12, 2020, 11:39:53 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou and Lisa, give credit to Nolan  :clap: :clap: :clap: for the first one.
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 13, 2020, 09:47:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: Nice Bill!
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 13, 2020, 10:03:59 AM
fabulous Bill :congrats:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 13, 2020, 11:05:01 PM
 :thankyou: Zayn and Nolan.
I have posted the acrylic on another group I am with (Art Tutor) and it is getting very good responses. I have given you Nolan the credit as my Tutor.
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 13, 2020, 11:28:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 14, 2020, 08:49:05 AM

I have posted the acrylic on another group I am with (Art Tutor) and it is getting very good responses. I have given you Nolan the credit as my Tutor.


👍🏻😊Bill!!
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 14, 2020, 11:40:10 PM
Thanks Zayn
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on August 17, 2020, 11:42:13 AM
This my version done in watercolor as I have no acrylic paints.  Watched the lesson and had to change a few steps to make it work in watercolor.


Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2020, 09:11:18 PM
great job and good on you for being brave and attempting the class in another medium. You will be surprised at how much overlap there is :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on August 18, 2020, 10:50:53 AM
Absolutely!  There is always some new tips in each lesson! O0
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Belma on August 20, 2020, 07:08:16 PM

All ballerinas look great. Mary Lou, Bill, Liz congratulations.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I finished the background. I use 35X45 cm canvas with oil paint. I will have to wait a long time for it to dry. While I was waiting, I started the portrait course.  :painting:  :dance:

Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 20, 2020, 09:24:27 PM
Looking great so far Belma :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :gl2: with the ballerina
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 20, 2020, 11:12:00 PM
I just know you are going to blow our minds with the finished painting Belma
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on August 26, 2020, 04:52:08 PM
👌 Great Start!
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 26, 2020, 10:46:26 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Very nice version, MaryLou!!! -Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on August 26, 2020, 10:49:04 PM
Very teeny highlight to face.  Is it better, Nolan?
-Liz
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on August 27, 2020, 09:49:30 PM
yes it is, now the face has depth and dimension  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: TeresaM on August 28, 2020, 06:45:53 AM
Liz this is beautifully done  :clap: :clap:
MaryLou your painting in watercolours is very good too  :clap: :clap:
Bill both of your paintings are great  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on August 28, 2020, 10:54:37 PM
Teresa, I agree Mea's picture is good and  Liz's final picture is beautiful.
Thanks for the compliment to me.
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on August 31, 2020, 05:27:49 PM
Liz I love your painting. :yippee:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Belma on September 01, 2020, 02:24:16 AM

My ballerina is Casta Diva.  I named my favorite aria.  But I need your opinion.  Are leg length and feet size proportional?  Do you have any suggestions for me?
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on September 01, 2020, 11:40:10 AM
I think she looks great.  Face is wonderful and nice movement. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on September 01, 2020, 09:37:13 PM
She looks perfect, I wouldn't change a thing :congrats:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on September 01, 2020, 10:59:13 PM
Looks great Belma  :painting:  If anything the outstretched leg could be longer ???
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Belma on September 02, 2020, 09:09:45 AM
Nolan, Mary Lou, Bill   :thankyou: very much.  :flowers:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on September 02, 2020, 04:04:26 PM
Beautiful Belma!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: robynann on September 29, 2020, 11:25:06 AM
I love loved this class!! I want to do more now.. I love painting loosely like we did.. This was soooo much fun... I used Oils as my medium.. Nolan you are such a fabulous teacher! Whatever class I take of yours I'm always happy with it.. Thank you..

Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on September 29, 2020, 12:38:51 PM
She is beautiful Robynann :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: robynann on September 29, 2020, 01:45:18 PM
Thanks Mary Lou.. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on September 30, 2020, 01:51:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Marvelous painting
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: JayJ on September 30, 2020, 05:38:50 AM
Great work Robynann! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 30, 2020, 06:26:02 AM
Great job on the ballerina, Robynann.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: liz on September 30, 2020, 08:46:44 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Nice work, Belma and Robyann! Love the action and colors!  -Liz

Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Belma on September 30, 2020, 09:16:17 PM
 :thankyou: very much Liz.

Robynann this is great job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: robynann on October 02, 2020, 05:43:01 PM
Thanks soooo much you guys. I really enjoyed this...
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on October 11, 2020, 11:53:22 PM
Beautiful movement in this painting, well done RobynAnn :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: TeresaM on October 14, 2020, 05:34:55 AM
Two more beautiful paintings. Well done Belma  :clap: :clap: and Robynann  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Trace on October 20, 2020, 10:30:06 PM
Wow, these are all so beautiful.  :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 06, 2020, 01:33:26 PM
All paintings are so beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 21, 2021, 10:20:52 PM

This is my ballerina,and i did her a little different
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 21, 2021, 10:27:32 PM
I forgot,i did it in oil not in acrylics
From this lessons i lernt that sometimes is better to use only acrylics if you want to have better effect or do it in oils but wait till the paint will dry.
I wanted to paint wet on wet but it was disaster so i had to remove some paint ,add the ballerina and again cover the background
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: nolan on November 22, 2021, 07:49:19 PM
I can see you battled a bit with this one, but that is okay. You learn from making mistakes, not doing everything correctly.

I think the dress came out beautifully, nice colours.

I would just work on the face where the chin and the neck meet. Lighten this area up more and then widen the neck slightly towards the left hand side O0
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 22, 2021, 09:49:28 PM
Ok,Thank you Nolan
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: Bill76434 on November 23, 2021, 04:54:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: for trying this difficult painting
Title: Re: Impressionistic Ballerina
Post by: njnjgirl on November 23, 2021, 01:34:32 PM
With Nolan's suggestion, this will be pretty. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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