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Title: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2012, 09:07:27 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

Download Lesson 10 Template and Instructions HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-10-magnolia-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Harald on March 11, 2012, 09:29:43 PM
This was even more fun. I`m kind of satisfied with the picture but I`ll try once more to get it better. Have a litle blue in the red in the flowers?
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 11, 2012, 09:49:43 PM
Harold!  That's fantastic!!!   :congrats:  Very nice indeed!

That's amazing that you painted along with Dennis and you have it posted here already!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 11, 2012, 11:23:55 PM
Wow! I get home and there is already a completed painting waiting for me to take a look at  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very well done for a paint-a-long. That bit of blue in the shadow areas is still ok. Depending on the time of day and the condition of the sky (clouds) the colour of the shadows will also change to suit.

I'm impressed. :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tousabella on March 11, 2012, 11:40:37 PM
That's beautiful...the frame really sets it off.  Great job, Harald.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 12, 2012, 09:46:34 AM
Super job Harald.  :clap: You are coming along famously.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 12, 2012, 11:15:49 AM
Wow! A very nice painting!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Leana on March 12, 2012, 06:29:01 PM
Well done on a super job Harald.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Dham on March 12, 2012, 11:00:28 PM
Here is my attempt. I enjoyed the lesson. The banter and laughter made it seem more relaxed and like a face to face class. The classes keep getting better and better. I look forward to Sunday afternoons (North Carolina time). :smitten:
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 12, 2012, 11:08:48 PM
Denise, this is wonderful! I really like the soft colors in the background! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 13, 2012, 12:01:34 AM
Thanks for your comments Denise - much appreciated. :flowers:

You certainly have captured the 3D effect in the petals  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 13, 2012, 12:21:23 AM
Denise, you did a very nice job with the magnolias.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 13, 2012, 08:00:50 AM
Denise, how wonderful! ;D
The magnolias seem to pop out of the background. Gorgeous 3D effect  :clap:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Harald on March 13, 2012, 08:52:15 AM
Hello everyone, thank you for the nice comments, really appreciate it.
Denise your comments regarding the class is that I should have said them myself only better expressed. Looking forward to Sunday.
Your Magnolia is absolutely beautiful.
Regards Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 13, 2012, 09:43:22 AM
I'm really sorry I missed this one.  :'(
Your magnolias are gorgeous guys. The 3D effect is brilliant.  :clap:  :clap:
Only another 20min. left to watch in #3  :tongue:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 13, 2012, 12:02:26 PM
Sometime, I feel like screaming  you, Val!  :pullhair:  Your determination is to be admired! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Leana on March 13, 2012, 01:16:46 PM
Denise  :clap: :clap: :clap: fabulous job on your Magnolias.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on March 13, 2012, 02:07:40 PM
H & D
 NICE !!!

Now back to my color wheels and mixing charts
Regards,
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: wshortstuff on March 13, 2012, 03:03:38 PM
 :( Can't remember how to upload my painting and where it is uploaded to.   :help:
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: wshortstuff on March 14, 2012, 12:06:33 AM
Hope this has the painting attached. :(  Hope I get the hang of this soon.  Love the classes.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 14, 2012, 12:26:15 AM
Glad you are enjoying the classes. Your painting looks very good  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I'm just missing the shadows in the petals. Add them and then you will see the 3d effect of the petals.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 14, 2012, 08:30:01 PM
Hi guys I'm back. It looks like everything is running smooth. I see the magnolias are blooming. All the paintings look great. I have a lot to catch up with.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 15, 2012, 01:57:45 AM
Welcome back, Nina.  Nice to see you here again.  I hope you had a fabulous time.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 15, 2012, 03:04:45 PM
Thanks Lillian,
Yes we did. Our son has graduated. So they will be coming back home to Branson Mo. We got to go shark tooth hunting. Went on an air boat to the swamp area, to see the alligators. That was fun. Then went to Cocoa Beach to see the ocean. So yes it was fun. Now I have to get caught up on here. and my house.  :2funny:
It looks like everyone is doing great art on here. But I am glad to be back.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on March 15, 2012, 04:31:17 PM
wshortstuff
I particularly like the bottom half of the "background" ...Impressive!

Regards,
Brian

Nina,
 Sounds like a very enjoyable trip, And i suspect a lot of pride in your son!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jennylynn on March 16, 2012, 09:07:39 AM
nina glad to see you back and sounds like you had a great trip, you must be so proud of your son  welcome back1 :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 16, 2012, 12:23:32 PM
Nina, we lived in a little town called Sedalia, Missouri for several years. Vacationed in Branson.  Now, we live in Florida.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 16, 2012, 02:59:10 PM
Hey C.B.
Yes I know Sedalia, MO. In fact we are from Mo. I was rasied around the area of Cameron, Mo. My husband was born around they Richmond, Mo. area. Then we moved here to Kansas in 1978. We have talked about moving back to Missouri. But we have about 8 rentals, a plumbing business, and a farm. It would take awhile to downsize. It is good to be back. I watched the magnolia lesson. I think this will be fun to do. I have  to get ready for an art show here in May. But I am not sure what to put in the art show. OH WELL IT WILL COME.   ;D
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: GailBrown on March 18, 2012, 01:00:51 AM
Here is my attempt at the magnolia painting in watercolour
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2012, 01:04:48 AM
Excellent work, Gail!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  You really captured the 3D effect of those petals and the flowers really pop right off the page.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2012, 01:39:47 AM
Gail you have made an excellent rendering of the Magnolia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I only have one problem with it though. The main flower's petal on the right is overly large. Please check it again your template or did you draw it freehand?
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: wshortstuff on March 18, 2012, 03:02:15 AM
Here is my feeble attempt at shadows.  Hope I can get the pic attached.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2012, 05:12:44 AM
There you go. Now there is depth to the petals  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 12:15:59 PM
 :clap: Nice work guys, fabulous magnolias.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 18, 2012, 12:35:55 PM
Nice Job, Wshortstuff! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: GailBrown on March 18, 2012, 03:02:00 PM
Now that you mention it, it does appear larger.  I enlarged the picture a little to fit my page, so I must have made an error in the transfer.  Oops, it's watercolour so I can't fix it now.  Actually I have trouble with resizing most of the pictures.  Can't resize the pdfs to change the size.  In my own work I normally resize a jpg and print it out to whatever size I need.  Have tried the graph method, but don't have time/patience for fiddling with it.  Wondering if there is another method to resize and transfer without spending oodles of money on light machines.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2012, 04:33:06 PM
what you can do is to scan the printout of the template and the save it as a jpg. From there you can resize it.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: wshortstuff on March 18, 2012, 05:39:09 PM
 :blush: Thanks all for the kind words.  Denise, it is amazing how much a little shadow can do.  Thanks.
See you in the w/c pencil class.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: GailBrown on March 18, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
thanks dennis.  It is an additional step, but considering the fact that this has happened a number of times, maybe worth trying.  Here is a tip for you.  I notice that you spend a fair amount of time using a graphite pencil to transfer your images onto the canvas/watercolour paper.  I have a number of graphite sticks-about 1/2 inch diameter-one 2B and one 6b.  I use them to transfer my images and they are amazingly fast-seconds compared to the several minutes the pencil takes, and you don't need to be that neat.  Short work of a tedious chore.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 09:49:03 PM
Excellent tip Gail  O0   :clap: I've never seen graphite sticks like that. Another addition to the list!  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2012, 07:26:41 PM
There is nothing wrong with a dark background - specially for a light subject. The darker the background the lighter the light subject shows up. Your magnolias show up very well because of this.  :clap: :clap:

Your painting has a very nice fresh look to it. I know that you normally don't see this but I have found that if you add a small white highlight on the center (in the yellow portion of the stamens) it really makes the flower alive. I mention this in  the video.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 19, 2012, 08:21:20 PM
Martina, your magnolias are marvelous! ;D O0 I really like the colors.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 19, 2012, 08:52:20 PM
 :clap: Beautiful Magnolias Matina.  Nice 3D effect, I like the darker background....really makes them pop!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 19, 2012, 09:22:43 PM
Martina, YOU GO GIRL!!!! I like your magnolias!  O0 O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 19, 2012, 09:42:45 PM
Brilliant!  I like the contrast of the blossoms against the dark background.  Great 3D effect too!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Leana on March 20, 2012, 08:41:11 AM
Wow...  :heeha: guys/gals... you have done a really great job on your Magnolias...  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 20, 2012, 12:45:51 PM
I was finally able to sneak a little painting time in! Even if it was midnight! :)

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 20, 2012, 01:34:46 PM
 :thankyou: all for your very friendly comments on my painting ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 20, 2012, 01:38:34 PM
C., your magnolias are wonderful and the leaves and the background are very nice, so realisitc  O0  O0  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 20, 2012, 03:04:18 PM
C.B. This is nice. I love magnolias. Good job.  O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 20, 2012, 03:10:52 PM
C.B You live in Flordia, have the magnolias bloomed there yet? When they do could you take some pictures of them. When we were there they had not bloomed yet.
Nina  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Dham on March 20, 2012, 03:42:14 PM
CB lovely. i like the details you added.
The early magnolias are just about finished in NC. I will try to get photos before they are all gone. We have had a very hot spring so flowers are all blooming at once and fading quickly.
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2012, 05:32:28 PM
You've made an excellent job of the magnolias, Christina. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just make the bud sitting in the enfolding leaves instead of sitting on top of them. Otherwise well done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Leana on March 20, 2012, 06:16:12 PM
Beautifully done Christina  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 20, 2012, 06:34:04 PM
Wonderful magnolias C.   :clap:  I'm going shopping for a light so I can work when the light is gone. Nights are usually quiet so a good time for me.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 20, 2012, 07:12:50 PM
 :thankyou: for your tip, Dennis! Would you recommend to add that highlight you wrote about to the finished painting? Scraping out or using white paint?  :-\

I'd like to do another one with these magnolias as a gift for my mum. So I will have the opportunity to paint it with the highlight anyway. I'm  thinking about the background - no, you convinced me - the dark background makes a nice contrast  :) but the purple colour wouldn't go with the furniture in the room. Any suggestion?

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 20, 2012, 09:54:51 PM
 :thankyou:, Val, Martina, Nina, Leana and Denise!

Nina, unfortunately there aren't any magnolias close by! We do have them here, but just not in my neighborhood. We are going to DC in a couple of weeks and I was really looking forward to seeing the cherry blossoms, but my husband(who's there on a business trip) said they have already been in bloom for about 3 wks.  They probably won't last until we get there! :'(  I was really looking forward to some great reference photos!  :(

Thank you for pointing that out, Dennis. It's funny how you miss little things like that, until a trained eye points it out. Then it's obvious to you!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 21, 2012, 12:26:00 AM
C., your magnolia painting is beautiful!   :clap: :clap:

We're having an early spring here, hopefully the magnolia tree in our back yard blooms soon.  Wish those lovely blooms would last longer. 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Helenty on March 21, 2012, 01:59:39 AM
Fantastic work on your Magnolias everyone,they all look so good.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2012, 03:13:33 AM
Martina, it is difficult for me to say which colour will suit your Mom's decor as I have not seen it. Any colour that is dark (not easy to make out the colour) will be OK. An almost black colour (Ultramarine with a touch of orange) or a very dark green (viridian with light red added) will also be OK.

These are only suggestions. Try small swatches of various colours to experiment with. Dark colours require lots of pigment with the least  amount of water possible.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Helenty on March 21, 2012, 05:46:58 AM
Well i have finished my Magnolias ,i am happy with the flowers but not so much the background, will have to keep practicing.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2012, 06:54:57 AM
Very well executed indeed  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just missing the highlights on the stamens though.
I'm not too concerned with the background as it does not detract from the flowers. I just want to see if the techniques have been applied properly. It seem that I have a lot of top class students already  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 21, 2012, 07:47:47 AM
 :thankyou: very much Dennis for your suggestion! I think I will try a dark green background.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 21, 2012, 07:50:12 AM
Helen, your magnolias look very nice! Well done!  :clap:  :clap:
I like the background, nice wet in wet with soft edges  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 21, 2012, 11:56:16 AM
Gorgeous. That's it Helen...that's all you get!  :2funny:  :clap:  :clap:
Excellent work.  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 21, 2012, 11:59:34 AM
I know what you mean C.   I used to travel down to work on a number of boats around DC and have been fortunate enough to arrive at times at the height of the cherry blossoms. Indescribable! I think I lost those early pics when my computer died last year. Mother nature has ways of playing tricks on us...I've seen tourists come just to see them and they would either bloom early or late...its a challenge!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 21, 2012, 12:20:07 PM
Helen, your magnolias look really good! O0 I like seeing variety in our paintings.  My background wasn't purple like Dennis's painting. Much bluer!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tousabella on March 21, 2012, 11:20:19 PM
Dennis...I've put the magnolia on a  9 X 12 w/c pad as it's the only one I have that is 140#. Should I attempt to do it the way you did on the lesson, or, is it a better idea to masking fluid the flower to do the background as the background is much smaller  inside the flower ? The bigger paper I have, 11 X 15 is only 90# and with that much water it really curls. I am looking forward to the painting and I'm awaiting the proper paper and weight to arrive at the stationery store.
Now that I have the picture drawn on and the making tape on it....it reeeeeely looks small!!  LOL  Big enough for a nice pic, but.........!!
Thanks for your input, and for all who reply to my dilemma!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 22, 2012, 12:32:11 AM
The size I chose for the lessons was a convenient size only - no more no less. Any bigger will be an uncomfortable size for all the weekly lessons. This size was also chosen to enable me to finish a demo within the time span for the day. At times I will use a larger format to demonstrate certain techniques or subjects. Occasionally I will split a lesson into 2 or more parts if I need to really show you special techniques.

It is not absolutely necessary to use the masking tape either - it just makes it look more professional when displaying unframed.

If you want to paint smaller - no problem - just reduce the size of the template until it is the size you want it to be. If you are unable to do it yourself then someone will be able to do it for you on a photocopier.

Another thing - I did not use the masking fluid here just to show that you can still do good paintings without its use - you just have to be careful with the lines and not to lose the whites of the paper.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tousabella on March 22, 2012, 01:10:48 AM
Thanks Dennis. I did reduce the size to fit, and that's why it's so small inside the flower to "tap" in the background. I'll give 'er a whirl...if it doesn't work...I'll try one with the fluid. (Yeah..I need the masking tape around the outside....Looks sooooo much neater and finished.)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 22, 2012, 07:49:46 PM

Well here is my magnolia. I forgot my highlights in some areas. But it was fun. Will have to do this again.
Thanks Dennis.
I even put it in the right forum.   :2funny: :2funny:
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 22, 2012, 08:00:55 PM
Tousabella,
I use the 9x12. I do not reduce them. Plus I do not waste watercolor paper. I think they look fine. I also buy the matte frames at hobby lobby to put around my paintings. that way I don't have to mess with frames, but still see what they look like framed out. They are not very expensive. And they make your paintings stand out. So you can really see the mistakes.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
No when I get real good  :2funny: :2funny: at this watercolor painting then I will go to bigger sizes.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 22, 2012, 08:10:19 PM
You're getting good already  :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done. You have the nice 3D effect of the petals and the background does not detract from the painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 22, 2012, 08:43:41 PM
Thanks Dennis I appreciate you.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 22, 2012, 08:48:30 PM
Good work Nina  :clap: Looks lovely.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 22, 2012, 10:24:21 PM
Very nice your magnolias, Nina! Really beautiful 3D effect  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 23, 2012, 01:44:47 AM
Nina, you did a splendid job with the magnolias!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 23, 2012, 01:47:19 AM
Nina, as always, another wonderful job!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 23, 2012, 01:51:42 AM
Thanks everybody for the kind words.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 01:01:31 AM
Excellent rendering of the flowers, Bhavna  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Be careful with the bud - you have the same highlight on each side of the bud (symmetrical). Tone them down on the right hand side. What worries me is that you have darkened the spaces between the petals in the top flower. This adds too much weight to the top of the painting. The shadows should only be with the main flower.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on March 26, 2012, 01:14:25 AM
Thanks Dennis, I will try to fix the shadows on the top flower.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 01:19:21 AM
Gently and carefully soften the outside edges of the shadows and lighten them towards the center of the flower until you are halfway in - then leave it.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on March 26, 2012, 02:41:33 AM
Ooops posted the wrong one. Here is the correct pic.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2012, 03:58:12 AM
There you go  :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent retouching job  O0

Now look at the difference ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jennylynn on March 26, 2012, 08:46:15 AM
well done bhavna  really nice work  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 26, 2012, 09:56:51 AM
Excellent work, Bhavna, your magnolia painting is awesome!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on March 26, 2012, 04:27:38 PM
Bhavna, very nice painting, really beautiful these magnolias.  :clap: How did you lighten the shadow area on the top flower? Re-wetted and used a brush?
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on March 26, 2012, 06:32:09 PM
Thanks Everyone. Yes Martina I re-wetted and used the brush to lift some of the color.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on March 26, 2012, 10:10:03 PM
I am so impressed with everyone's work and the refinements made!!

I was well on my way to addressing the flowers, Set it all aside for the nite and when i went back in the morning :thumbdown: :thumbdown: "Somebody" ( father time??) had been at my painting :fight: :fight:
The background that had looked so well at  nite, dried terrible!!!

had to take a couple o' days out of the studio, but back at it tomorrow!!

(Kinda glad the re-play of reflections is NOT up yet)

I feel a  like the little boy who's dog ate his homework :yippee:  but now I get to learn form Dennis's suggestions for improvement. :yippee:

Regards
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 27, 2012, 09:23:36 PM
 :sneaky: Sneaky.....!!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on March 29, 2012, 05:10:34 PM
ME! Sneaky? >:D >:D

HeHeHe


That is #1.....#2 is started, and ready for 'repair" already
I watch Dennis do washes and then I watch  Dennis do washes, again and then a third time.....Then I attempt to do what Dennis does :'( :'( :'( I hate washes!!!

No, not really, but I sure does get frustrated :tickedoff:     So now that I have sounded off, I'll go work on the background of Magnolia#2 and learn about repairing H2O color backgrounds THIS time,... and I can hear Dennis "Don't fiddle :knuppel2: :knuppel2:"

What an awesome opportunity to be part of such a supportive, like minded group with Dennis and Nolan providing guidance :knuppel2:, knowledge :smart: and support :hammer: :hammer:

 :thankyou:Thank you ALL for being part of MY journey :thankyou:

Regards
brian

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on March 29, 2012, 05:13:46 PM
Brian, your magnolias are well done! Your shadows really make them come to life. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 29, 2012, 06:35:27 PM
Well done Brian, you have made an excellent job of the flowers  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Don't worry too much about the background. Remember that this is a bunch of flowers on the tree and in the background there are lots of out of focus leaves and twigs. This just puts it in the proper setting.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on March 29, 2012, 06:48:26 PM
Brian I like your magnolias. you did a very nice job on them.  O0 O0
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on March 29, 2012, 08:59:39 PM
 :congrats: Brian!  Well done!  Your watercolor painting continues to improve.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on April 01, 2012, 04:17:53 PM
here is the second painting


Now on to REFLECTIONS  :sweat: :sweat:

P.S.  Lillian  Your chicks are awesome!!!

Regards to all
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2012, 05:27:55 PM
Very nice, Brian  :clap: :clap: :clap:  I see you jazzed it up a bit with the bright green leaves  :2funny:  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 01, 2012, 06:13:47 PM
Brian!  You did it again!!!  Wow!  Practice, practice, practice, that's the key!   :congrats:  Nice work!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Leana on April 02, 2012, 06:18:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Awesome Brian... nicely done.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on April 02, 2012, 10:09:30 PM
Both good goes Brian  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on April 03, 2012, 07:11:43 PM
Very nice paintings, Brian. Really beautiful  O0 :clap:  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gloria on April 07, 2012, 02:04:07 AM
Colors are not as bright as the actual painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on April 07, 2012, 07:17:35 AM
Nicely done Gloria. You have a light touch.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 07, 2012, 07:48:35 AM
Gloria, your painting looks lovely. The background colours set it off really well. I look forward to reading technical feedback form others. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 07, 2012, 11:38:56 AM
Gloria, your Magnolias reflect their beautiful background, yet still have that nice cupping effect.   :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on April 07, 2012, 12:11:08 PM
I really enjoy seeing all the variety in everyone's magnolias. Great job, Gloria!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tousabella on April 07, 2012, 03:58:38 PM
I sure agree...nice job.  It's so great to see the difference in people's choice for the backgrounds in their paintings. It's wonderful. Sometimes, like myself, it's the brand of paint we use, too, which lends to a lively or quiet outcome.
Great job, Gloria. Your flowers are beautiful.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gloria on April 07, 2012, 09:22:36 PM
Thanks all for the input.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 10:55:28 PM
I painted the magnolias today.  It took me the better part of the day.  I did stop a few times but I sure don't know how Dennis can paint so fast!!!

I enjoyed the replay and enjoyed painting this.  I'm pretty pleased with it but if anyone here has any suggestions for improvement, I'd be pleased to hear from you.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on April 13, 2012, 11:07:55 PM
I'm happy with your painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:

My speed comes because I've been painting in watercolours since 1946 - as mentioned in another post - I work on auto-pilot  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The more you practice the easier it becomes and the faster you will be able to paint.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Maria Canino on April 13, 2012, 11:24:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Your Magnolias take my breath away  :sweat: :sweat: :D :D
The only suggestion I have is that you paint a second one and send it to me :thankyou:

Maria  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 13, 2012, 11:36:41 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Maria.

Ok Dennis, I'll try auto pilot and see if that works for me!   :2funny: 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Harald on April 13, 2012, 11:38:51 PM
Lillian it`s really fine with a lots of depth in the flowers. Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: sapphirelynn on April 14, 2012, 12:21:52 AM
good job Lillian, very beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap: I am in agreement with Maria, what's 3 but great practice :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Helenty on April 14, 2012, 07:53:42 AM
Wonderful work Lillian.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on April 14, 2012, 11:09:04 AM
Well Gloria and Lillian you guys did a VERY nice job on your magnolias.  O0 O0
Practice makes perfect. You can paint a fourth one and send it to me.  ;D  Just let me know when you want my address.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gloria on April 14, 2012, 12:27:09 PM
It's so nice of you to say that Nina. I am still having problems with mixing my colors so I have to do some work on that.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 14, 2012, 12:42:41 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments on my magnolia painting.  It didn't seemed to take forever to do.  I enjoyed doing this one though.

Onward I march now, getting ready to do the next exercise.  Oh yes, I just remembered there's another watercolor class tomorrow!  Just when I thought I was getting ahead!   : :eek:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on April 14, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
 :heeha:  Lillian   :eek:  you've done it yet again!!!!   :faint:  You continue to dazzle.   :clap:   :clap:    :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 14, 2012, 12:59:23 PM
Val!  Thanks!   :thankyou:   :1hug:

WHERE ARE YOU???  Nice to see you here!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gloria on April 14, 2012, 01:04:30 PM
Stunning magnolias Lillian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on April 14, 2012, 01:18:40 PM
 :wave:  Still in Culebra, looks like we'll head for Ponce, PR Tuesday.  Of course this delay has nothing to do with my whining/pouting, stamping of feet to 'try' to see the class tomorrow....  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jennylynn on April 14, 2012, 01:54:41 PM
really really like your magnolia painting lillian very well done!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   if mine looks like that when i get to that lesson!  i will be well pleased  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 14, 2012, 01:55:42 PM
I hope to see you there Val.  Here's hoping you can stay connected and that there will be no tech. problems cropping up for Nolan.   :pray:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 14, 2012, 01:58:55 PM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn.  I just followed the video as best I could.  I'm sure you can do that.   :)  Dennis is so straightforward, explains everything so well.  the background is my own doing, just mucking around with the paint.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Martina on April 15, 2012, 05:33:52 PM
Lillian, your magnolias are just wonderful.  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
I especially like the shadow colours in the petals! Awesome 3D effect  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 15, 2012, 05:49:22 PM
 :thankyou: Martina.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on April 16, 2012, 03:43:11 AM
Gloria and Lillian:

Nice!

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gloria on April 16, 2012, 04:16:09 AM
 :thankyou: Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Karen on April 16, 2012, 08:21:24 AM
Brain and Gloria and Lillian I didn't paint the magnolias because I was awAy but now I've seen your flowers I'm sorry I didn't try too. They are attractively coloured and nicely shadowed.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gloria on April 16, 2012, 01:02:38 PM
Karen, you are such a good painter it should be easy for you. I am way behind in all the classes so I am doing them at random.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on April 16, 2012, 01:05:54 PM
Lillian, your magnolias are beautiful! The colors of the flowers are wonderful! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on April 16, 2012, 10:18:00 PM
 :thankyou: Brian, Karen & C., I am quite pleased with my magnolia painting.  I pinned it up to gaze at for a while.  I think Dennis did a fabulous job creating this composition and the colors.  The flowers have a nice 3D effect that really make them pop off the page.

I think all the magnolias done so far are fabulous and I'm looking forward to seeing lots more here.  Keep them coming!   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on April 28, 2012, 01:50:01 AM
 :clap:   :yippee:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on June 14, 2012, 06:00:52 AM
Hi everyone,

Still catching up. Today I knocked off some magnolias. Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Magnolias
Magnolias
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on June 14, 2012, 09:54:53 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: You have captured the 3D effect very well  O0 I see improvements coming up ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on June 14, 2012, 11:59:07 AM
You did really well 'knocking off'   :)  those magnolias, Batman.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on June 14, 2012, 12:28:37 PM
Batman, you are really flying through these  paintings!!! Your magnolias look very good! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on June 14, 2012, 03:04:45 PM
Batman

Nice Job 8)!
It is such a trip watching everybody grow!  and  it makes it E-Zer to accept that I am also! :blush:

From MY past experience, I would bet you do not recognize how FAST u r growing :) :)

Again, nice job!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on June 14, 2012, 04:47:03 PM
Hey BATMAN, nice job!!  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on June 14, 2012, 08:07:52 PM
:thankyou: Dennis, Lillian, C. and Brian, nice to know I'm getting this stuff right. At least technically.

I realise that what I post at the moment isn't quite as polished/smooth as some of the others I saw posted, but that will come with time and more :painting: I've been able to get a bit done this week by taking week off work while things have died down there.

Thought I'd originally stuffed the background up - even though it is winter here, the wash dried incredibly quickly from what it seemed to for Dennis. The green and brown went on too hard edged. Was going to start again, but then out of the corner of my eye I noticed my little spray bottle, and gave it a few sprays. Softened the edges up nicely. :yippee:

Nina, I did it for the ladies...   >:D :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on June 18, 2012, 10:55:09 PM
I have got to find me one of those little spray bottles.  Very nicely done Batman ... moving along famously.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on June 19, 2012, 12:18:00 AM
Thanks Val.

The spray bottle I ended up getting is from the hair products section of the supermarket. They spray a super fine mist and is a nice small size too.

I just poured the product inside down the drain, cleaned it out thoroughly and then refilled with water. Don't forget to clean out the tube by spraying a fair bit of the fresh water down the drain too.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on June 19, 2012, 01:14:34 AM
Excellent, I'll keep an eye out for one.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 19, 2012, 08:44:57 AM
Imbatman, your painting has shown up large! That's great and, it shows what a wonderful job you have done. The background brings it all together into a coherent whole. That would look stunning displayed anywhere.
Well done!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on June 19, 2012, 12:06:02 PM
Thanks for that Tony.

The encouragement around here is pheonomenal. It makes me get up and go to work 5 days a week, so that the weekend can come around to do some more :painting:

Funny thing is that with Dennis there guiding, I don't find Watercolours that much of a hassle. Dunno why so many peeps are afraid of them.

I guess the first part of that paragraph summed it up nicely, didn't it?

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Maryna on June 19, 2012, 04:49:51 PM
very nice  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on September 29, 2012, 02:12:13 AM
  O0 Looks good Pamela!

I haven't done this one....yet!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on September 29, 2012, 02:42:28 AM
Pamela - Nice job on the Magnolias!  :clap:

I haven't done these yet either!  I really do need to get back to the beginning of the course!  I got side-tracked by jumping ahead to the Watercolor Flower live classes! 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 29, 2012, 03:39:07 AM
 :thankyou: SunRai and  ncwren
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on September 29, 2012, 10:53:51 PM
Nicely done Pamela   :clap:   :clap: 
I like your 'looser' background as well.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 29, 2012, 11:38:55 PM
 :thankyou: Rita and Val
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on September 29, 2012, 11:41:26 PM
I like your magnolias, Pamela.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 30, 2012, 01:10:47 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on September 30, 2012, 09:24:32 PM
Nice job Pamela.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Pamela Meredith on September 30, 2012, 11:27:40 PM
 :thankyou: NHC50
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on September 30, 2012, 11:42:58 PM
Pamela Meredith

#1.... :welcome:

#2  Nice job

I very much like the  washes with in the petals , the ability to avoid hard edges is a skill!
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Pamela Meredith on October 01, 2012, 05:01:09 AM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on October 17, 2012, 08:36:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful magnolias everyone!  You guys are way ahead of me.  I just got this class this week, so here is my contribution.  Just loved doing this and loved the scratching the paper trick, Dennis!

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on October 17, 2012, 08:47:12 PM
njnjgirl,  you are just conquering one after the other! Great job on the magnolias!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: polliwag on October 17, 2012, 08:51:31 PM
Pamela, I guess I missed these, when I was on my trip.  The Magnolias are Beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on October 17, 2012, 09:56:42 PM
 :thankyou: Cbodine.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on October 17, 2012, 10:52:54 PM
 :smitten: Really lovely njnjgirl!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on October 18, 2012, 10:06:58 PM
Great work there Njngirl. Nice colourings and good shadings. Well done.  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on October 18, 2012, 10:09:02 PM
Thank you  :thankyou: NcWren and Val
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on October 19, 2012, 01:26:04 AM
njnjgirl

Well done!!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on October 19, 2012, 01:42:35 AM
njngirl - very pretty Magnolias!   O0  I haven't done this lesson yet, so you have me curiouos - scratching the paper trick?  :confused:  I guess I better go watch this lesson!!  :run:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on October 19, 2012, 10:42:17 AM
 :thankyou: Sunrai and Brian.  The trick is to scratch off a bit of paint  on the stems to create those little white spots. Also, scratching the paper to add veins in the leaves,  pretty  cool ! 8)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on October 19, 2012, 06:10:48 PM
njnjgirl - You really got me curious - so I watched the video last night! 

That is really something!  I just hope I have a steady hand when I do that!  :sweat:  All I need is to SLIP  :cursing: :censored:  But, it really does the trick to get those white areas, and much more realistic than using masking fluid would be for this particular look. 

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on October 19, 2012, 07:25:23 PM
njnjgirl. Great job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: valweb on October 19, 2012, 07:56:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
This is absolute beautiful work.  Well done!  Amazing watercolour painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on October 19, 2012, 08:38:20 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Nina and Valweb.   Yes, Sunrai, it's a great little trick.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on October 19, 2012, 10:36:38 PM
Well executed, njnjgirl  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on October 19, 2012, 11:43:18 PM
A big  :thankyou:, Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on November 08, 2012, 05:12:49 AM
OK - I finally got my Magnolia lesson done! 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on November 08, 2012, 08:40:25 AM
Well done Pat  :clap: :clap: :clap: Love the mottled background. Don't forget the very light yellow highlight on the center of the flowers.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on November 08, 2012, 11:46:48 AM
Very nice Pat.  :clap: :clap: I really must go back and see the flower lessons... :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on November 08, 2012, 02:41:10 PM
Pat, I love your magnolias! They are beautifully done!!! :clap:  The background is terrific!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on November 08, 2012, 03:40:54 PM
Really beautiful Pat!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on November 08, 2012, 03:44:05 PM
Beautiful Magnolias Pat :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on November 08, 2012, 04:15:50 PM
Thanks, everyone!   :thankyou:   This was another fun Flower lesson!
 
And, Thanks Dennis for the reminder to add that highlight!  :smart:   I'll get right on it!!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on November 08, 2012, 04:25:48 PM
Pat this is beautiful. Great job.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 08, 2012, 05:31:10 PM
Mmmmmmmm, yummy Pat (is that right sunrai???). Nice cup to your petals, too.
Sarah
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on November 08, 2012, 06:05:23 PM
Pat:


Nice background!! and well done flowers!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on November 16, 2012, 02:09:22 AM
Beautiful, Pat!  Love the background and the flowers are perfectly brilliant!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on November 16, 2012, 02:39:03 AM
Thanks again everyone.  :thankyou: 
 
 I still have several more of the flowers to do!  I'm trying to go back and do some of the lessons I skipped, because I jumped into the live classes when the flower series was on.  Now, I can't quit the live classes!  So, I'm trying to do a bit of both.  I've been a bit lame the last several months so I'm going pretty slowly.  But, I'm on the mend, so I hope to pick up the pace soon.  I can't believe the last class is this next Sunday!!  But, maybe that will give me time to catch up.  I wonder what's in store for us next year!   :nosey:  ???
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on November 16, 2012, 05:11:42 AM
We'll just have to wait until the Christmas Bag is opened - it has not arrived as yet - even I can't stand the waiting game  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on November 16, 2012, 03:55:13 PM
Come on Dennis-spill the details!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on November 16, 2012, 10:41:22 PM
 :2funny: These Clark boys are  :devil2: :devil2: when it comes to teasing you along.   :D
I'm going to make sure Anna and Mel hide all the sweets this year until we get some hints!  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: SunRai on November 17, 2012, 01:09:27 AM
I guess I'll just have to be patient!  I have enough to keep me busy until then - but the curiosity is killing me!!  :death:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on November 27, 2012, 12:40:32 AM
I'm another one waiting for that Christmas bag to open :whistle: ....it's been sooo long.....
Did some magnolias while waiting. Really enjoyed this Dennis,  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on November 27, 2012, 01:25:39 AM
Denise....really beautiful!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Red1 on November 27, 2012, 03:05:20 AM
Denise and SunRai,
Your Magnolias are beautiful.  I love both of your backgrounds.  It makes me want to hurry and finish the Pencil Drawing course so I can get back into watercolor.  But first things first.  I'm almost done.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on November 27, 2012, 03:23:17 AM
 :congrats:   Lovely work, Denise.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on November 27, 2012, 03:36:53 AM
Lovely painting:) :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on November 27, 2012, 03:41:54 AM
  :thankyou: Natalie :thankyou: Red :thankyou: Lillian      :smitten:                             
                                                  
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on November 27, 2012, 03:42:50 AM
Thank you Bhavna!! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: lynn p. on November 27, 2012, 04:10:53 AM
Denise--Saw this in the gallery and that is really stunning!! Bravo :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 27, 2012, 04:36:20 AM
I agree, Denise. Very pretty. We don't have magnolias here. It has been hard to imagine that deeply cupped petal. Your background is wonderful.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on November 27, 2012, 12:48:49 PM
Beautiful Denise  :clap: :clap: Lovely vibrant colours, well done shadings. You are progressing leaps and bounds with each painting. Wonderful.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on November 27, 2012, 02:54:06 PM
Wonderful, Denise! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on November 27, 2012, 06:03:12 PM
Lynn, Sarah, Val and Christine, Thank you sooo much! I really enjoyed this lesson.
We also had a good laugh -- some of you ladies may remember someone accidentally drinking their watercolour water instead of their tea?! too funny... :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on November 27, 2012, 06:18:29 PM
Beautiful magnolias Denise.  I really think that is well done!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I also love your background.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: polliwag on November 29, 2012, 02:04:57 PM
Denise, Great magnolias!  Love the background and the shading!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 01, 2012, 09:25:17 PM
Well guys, I'm back near the beginning and going to try and follow the recommended class order...but I may get sidetracked if something looks just too good to pass!  >:D

Here's my magnolia, and yes Batman it is original...see the cauliflower? I knew it was too good to last!  :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Mihaela on December 01, 2012, 09:29:15 PM
Getting well behind my painting and trying desperately to catch up. Here is my magnolias...
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 01, 2012, 10:18:47 PM
Bravo, both of you! Val I like the background and suggestions of other plants. Even the cauliflower gods are working here for you. Sometimes they are okay. Mihaela it almost looks as if you have done a universal wash on all but the front magnolia. It really POPS! I just remembered a tip that an instructor gave me on cauliflowers that made soooo much sense to me. Dennis has probably mentioned it, but in case he hasn't...every time you rinse your brush in water you have to roll the base (ferrule end) on paper towel or rag before going to fill your brush with paint. We know there has to be more pigment in the paint we are adding than what is in the wash on the paper, or the water will push the pigment already on the paper away from what we add. But what we forget is that the water under the ferrule is working its way down to the tip of the brush. Doh! Cauliflower, just when we thought we had the pigment balanced correctly. Hope this makes sense.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Mihaela on December 01, 2012, 10:23:30 PM
You're so right Sarah... I knew that but to tell the truth, I usually want the cauliflower effect. Crazy, I know. I learnt how to get rid of them too so, if they're not to my liking, I can take them off. By the way... this one i did it last weekend, just didn't get the chance to scan it (since you asked if I did all of them today :P)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on December 01, 2012, 11:25:02 PM
Val and Mihaela you both have done great job with you painting  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on December 01, 2012, 11:26:28 PM
Mary Lou and Dianne, this is a late response but  :thankyou: :thankyou: appreciate it  :)
Val and Mihaela, sooo beautiful. They are both so different but very pretty! :clap: :clap: Yeay for cauliflowers!... or not.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on December 01, 2012, 11:52:04 PM
Very pretty magnolias Val and Michaela.  I really like both of these paintings and think they are both done well. Bravo!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 01, 2012, 11:54:49 PM
Thanks guys. Sorry for the short reply, am back to working with the android...not keen on the touchscreen typing. Sometimes it takes more like punch than a tap   :fight:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on December 02, 2012, 12:14:00 AM
Good to see you back in form Val.  O0 :2funny:

Dennis needs to create a Cauliflower emoticon! Or maybe he could outsource that job to you...  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 02, 2012, 08:09:55 AM
Good to see you back in form Val.  O0 :2funny:
Batman.
Guess I'm just not ready to give up my crown! :2funny:   

Dennis needs to create a Cauliflower emoticon! Or maybe he could outsource that job to you...  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Batman.

 :attacked:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: lynn p. on December 02, 2012, 01:04:04 PM
I missed these guys.  Just love this one that Dennis did and Love both of your renditions.  Very well executed!!! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2012, 01:43:21 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Geez, Val, what a lovely painting.  It is so crisp and fresh .... very well done.  :flowers:   Mihaela, your painting is also very nice indeed, I loved the "turn" of the one petal.  Fantastic work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
WOW! WOW! WOW! Denise, Val, Mihael. I think they all look great.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on December 02, 2012, 03:01:58 PM
Val, it's beautiful!!!! Well done!
 
Mihaela, you always create lovely paintings!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Mihaela on December 02, 2012, 03:31:40 PM
Aww, thank yo guys! :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 02, 2012, 05:09:54 PM
Muchos Gracias Mi Amigas & Mi Amigo

Started another this morning but it ended disastrously  :eek: had trouble seeing the video properly .... that's another redo!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on December 02, 2012, 05:41:48 PM
 :heeha: Val and Mihaela!  Beautiful paintings!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: polliwag on December 02, 2012, 07:07:44 PM
Mihaela and Val... Love your mags!!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: thebryce on December 06, 2012, 12:34:25 AM
I want to do this one badly but failed on the cosmos in a big way.  I can't seem to get the 3d look .
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 06, 2012, 02:31:23 AM
Bryce, if you post it under the cosmos lesson, maybe we can help.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: thebryce on December 06, 2012, 02:45:16 AM
Sitting down now to take the Magnolia Lesson. Perhaps I will see what I did wrong in my attempt at Cosmos. If not,  expect some wilted flowers to show up around here......
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 06, 2012, 02:48:57 AM
A little water and we'll have you blooming!   ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on December 06, 2012, 09:04:12 PM
Bryce

Like Val said, post what you have done and maybe we can give some assistance to help you move forward.

A saying that is attributed to either Einstein, Benjamin Franglin, or chinese proverbs is "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  :uglystupid2:

If we can give some advice on how to change, you might be able to apply those to the next project and improve.

I for one have never posted something here and received a reply such as "we don't know what is wrong, you are simply a failure."

Give it a try  :smart: thoughts come from this little community.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2012, 09:36:18 PM
Batman, You are so right in what you posted to Bryce and I cannot agree more.  This is the most helpful, caring family of tutors and forum members I have ever had the pleasure of communicating with, especially when you are feeling "down" about your effort in whatever you are painting, for they come to your rescue with helpful advice, constructive solutions or suggestions and generally just lift you up every single time.  It is just such a pleasure to belong.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on December 07, 2012, 04:51:16 PM
Re the wonder flower paintings......Nina said it well!!!

Bryce,

Batman is "Spot on!!!"

pleas post.  we ALL learn together and from each other.

I'm a little late, but still :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
brian

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on January 18, 2013, 01:25:15 AM
One step closer in getting caught up with all the lessons!  :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: polliwag on January 18, 2013, 01:37:12 AM
Very Nice, Natalie!  I need to get caught up on those too!
Good job! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 18, 2013, 01:45:32 AM
Yummy background choice, Natalie, and a nice painting. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bhavna on January 18, 2013, 01:52:56 AM
Very nice :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on January 18, 2013, 02:23:14 AM
Natalie beautiful colors.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: thebryce on January 18, 2013, 02:26:06 AM
 :yippee: Nice job Natalie, you know how to make the background sing !
 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on January 18, 2013, 02:36:04 AM
Beautiful Natalie, I love the background colors too!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on January 18, 2013, 02:38:59 AM
Excellent painting Natalie  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tania on January 18, 2013, 03:42:13 AM
Well done, Natalie!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ImBatman on January 18, 2013, 08:16:41 AM
Nice work on the 3D effects Natalie.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on January 18, 2013, 05:04:01 PM
Natalie, your magnolia painting is very beautiful.  Well done and I really like the background.   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on January 18, 2013, 07:52:19 PM
 :thankyou:   I was worried about the background...just goes to show it pays to keep one's mouth shut!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: globe4 on April 28, 2013, 12:29:31 PM
This was my first one, I've spoilt background on this one.
Then I made the second one
The wash was good at first but too light, and the whole picture looked somewhat flat, I added and added colour, so I ended up with somewhat spoilt background again  :blush:
I still have a feeling the second picture is somewhat flat, any comments and corrections are very  :welcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on April 28, 2013, 01:21:44 PM
Both are good paintings. I actually prefer your first as the lighter background brings the flower forward a bit more. I think in the second one, the petal shadings are not as nicely blended, and the value between the flower and the background are a bit too close, making it look a bit flat. Those are just my perceptions, others will see it differently.
That said, excellent job...you're doing fantastic.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: globe4 on April 28, 2013, 01:39:16 PM
Thank you Val, I absolutely agree that the 1st picture looks less flat  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: polliwag on April 28, 2013, 01:53:21 PM
I looked at this before and wasn't quite sure so I didn't comment.. But I think I agree with the "wisdom of Val"!
 :2funny: . 
However, I think you are on the verge of a beautiful painting! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on April 28, 2013, 05:07:01 PM
I see you are in the "flower series" Tanya :) and doing a super job! I like both versions but lean slightly more to the first one. Although, I really like the richness of the background in your second one :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on May 02, 2013, 12:08:56 PM
 O0  Nice painting Tanya, I also prefer the first painting because the flowers seem to be more prominent.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: globe4 on May 03, 2013, 11:49:49 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your opinion, ladies  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Pebble on May 10, 2013, 11:05:48 AM
I really enjoyed doing this one, I think it's my favorite so far.  I've just noticed I've missed a bit of shadow from near the centre on one of the petals in the lower flower   ::)  but I'll put that in next time I get my paints out.   ;) Watercolour pencils next -  that should be fun :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 10, 2013, 12:52:24 PM
This is one of my favorite interpretations, too. Well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on May 10, 2013, 02:40:53 PM
I like your first one Tanya!  ;)

Beautiful job Pebble.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jrhall036 on May 10, 2013, 03:16:37 PM
Tanya, I'm going to concur with the everyone else. I like the first painting best, but both of them are very nice.  :flowers:

Such pretty magnolias, Pebble! I love your background, and the flowers look just like the ones blooming in my front yard right now!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hugs,
Jani
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on May 10, 2013, 05:49:59 PM
Looks great Pebble, I enjoyed this one too. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on May 11, 2013, 12:53:24 AM
Great work there. This one was a real eye opener for me.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 10:34:54 AM
 O0 O0  Pebble, lovely bright, happy painting.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jrhall036 on June 29, 2013, 09:25:42 PM
I finally came to this lesson, which I was really looking forward to.  I love this technique. For me, all the shading and blending was a challenge.  I was having a hard time knowing when to stop blending, and there were a couple of times that I kept rubbing the paper too long and tore up the paper beneath.   :(  I also tried Batman's tip on using very little water with the paint, and I like the vibrant color on the outer leaves.  Here you go:


Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on June 29, 2013, 09:51:20 PM
Jani beautiful job.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 29, 2013, 10:49:05 PM

It's 104 degrees in Sacramento today - a good day to stay inside and paint! We have magnolia trees blooming nearby so this was a good one for me to try...and I enjoyed the lesson enormously!

This is a magnolia I did in a different class earlier this year...
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on June 29, 2013, 11:19:13 PM
Banner work Jani and Sharon  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: I really enjoyed doing this one as well.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on June 30, 2013, 12:45:11 AM
Jani and Sacgal, both very nice paintings indeed :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on June 30, 2013, 01:12:39 AM
Lovely, lovely paintings, Jani and Sacgal.   :smitten:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 30, 2013, 02:28:22 AM
Beautiful magnolias, sacgal!!!

Lucky your paints did not melt or boil in that heat!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 30, 2013, 02:30:18 AM
Jani,

Those magnolias are very nicely done.  jump right out at you!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jrhall036 on June 30, 2013, 02:32:43 AM
 :thankyou: Nina, Val, Dennis, Lillian and Mea!  I really enjoyed this lesson!  :smitten:

Sharon, gorgeous painting!  I love your shading. Really nice!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on June 30, 2013, 03:30:43 AM
Jani and Sharon, beautiful magnolias - all 3 of them! :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
Jani, looks like your blending went well with no sign of damaged paper! background is beautiful too, reminds me of Monet's water lilys ......
 
Sharon, you seem to be a natural at watercolour :) . Both magnolias are gorgeous!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on June 30, 2013, 12:14:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Jani and Sacgal, beautiful renditions of the magnolias.  Very nicely done.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: doina on June 30, 2013, 12:18:08 PM
Jani and Sagal, very nice paintings.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: You just pushed me to do it. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jrhall036 on June 30, 2013, 01:59:16 PM
 :thankyou: Denise, Patricia, and Doina!  Love you guys!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 30, 2013, 03:40:24 PM
What lovely comments from everyone - thank you! My friends can't believe I painted this in an afternoon - and I really appreciated the instructions on shading. That really makes a painting come to life.   Doina, glad we're pushing you to do this lesson - you'll love the end results!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on July 25, 2013, 10:18:50 AM
Lovely paintings Sharon.  O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on August 02, 2013, 09:25:32 PM
A very nice painting, Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:

What bothers me and which does not do justice to your nice painting is the blue cast all over the photograph.
This is not a painting error but to do with the camera. See if your camera has settings for white balance and experiment with them until you find the correct setting.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on August 02, 2013, 09:56:10 PM
It looks like a good painting Cyril, but it is difficult to see the colourings and shadings. Perhaps another photo?
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: cyril on August 03, 2013, 05:00:23 AM
hi  :D

 :thankyou:

fresh upload of magnolias....  :D

 :D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: cyril on August 03, 2013, 05:03:18 AM

 :D missed the attachment .... :D



 :D
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jrhall036 on August 03, 2013, 09:41:50 PM
Very nice, Cyril!  Great job!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Fencepost on August 03, 2013, 10:47:10 PM
Lovely!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on August 04, 2013, 05:35:48 AM
Beautiful! Beautiful colors, Beautiful background!!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on August 04, 2013, 10:57:05 AM
Nicely done Cyril  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2013, 11:26:09 AM
You can be proud of this!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on August 05, 2013, 01:03:01 PM
Jani, Sharon and Cyril, all lovely, lovely magnolias!  The three of you did an awesome job! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on August 05, 2013, 02:59:37 PM
Cyril, you did a very nice job on this painting.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Ray3 on August 05, 2013, 05:11:08 PM
Sorry I have missed these paintings till now well done Cyril, Jani and Sharon they are very well done I just hope mine will come up to the mark   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Ray3 on August 06, 2013, 05:27:43 PM
Here it is at last had a lot of trouble with this tricky little flower but I hope you like   :-\


Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: cyril on August 06, 2013, 06:04:31 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

  Well done Ray - i liked the shading of the flowers.  :clap:  :clap:

  regards,
  Cyril
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on August 06, 2013, 06:07:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice magnolias Cyril and Ray.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Fencepost on August 06, 2013, 07:23:56 PM
Nice work Ray! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on August 06, 2013, 08:36:20 PM
I found this a great exercise in layering to get the shadings.
Very well done Ray.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on August 07, 2013, 12:13:53 AM
Ray, you conquered the "trick"  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Ray3 on August 07, 2013, 05:07:55 AM
Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments  :thankyou:  :twothumbs: Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: thebryce on August 07, 2013, 06:17:03 AM
The last few have been very we'll done.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jrhall036 on August 07, 2013, 03:00:05 PM
Very well done, Ray!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: This painting is one of my favorite lessons on PB. Like the cosmos lesson, there are just so many good paintings from this lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on August 13, 2013, 01:40:17 PM
 :congrats:  Ray
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lillian on August 13, 2013, 03:53:33 PM
Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:   Nice background too.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: BeaSue on August 13, 2013, 06:35:11 PM
Ray! Gorgeous magnolias. Bravo!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: njnjgirl on August 16, 2013, 12:07:11 AM
Well done Ray :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on March 09, 2014, 08:52:27 PM
I liked this lesson very much. I think I learned a lot from it. Here is my painting of the magnolia.

 :painting: ;)

Bryndis

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 09, 2014, 09:34:32 PM
Bryndis,

Lovely magnolia.  You did well on this.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2014, 10:34:12 PM
Bryndis, This is very well done :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on March 10, 2014, 05:06:03 AM
Ray and Bryndis, your Magnolias are so very pretty, well done  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 10, 2014, 01:52:54 PM
 :heeha: Great work Bryndis, nicely done on the shadows and shadings.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: thebryce on March 10, 2014, 06:17:08 PM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on March 10, 2014, 09:06:28 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you all for encouraging comments.


Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 14, 2014, 04:46:38 PM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: richkay on March 22, 2014, 05:43:56 PM
I liked what I learned this week about putting the shadow area in while leaving the white border to give the petal a cupped appearance. I just hope I didn't go too dark.  And about keeping the focus on the largest flower.  So many tricks Dennis is teaching me.  I am really looking forward to using watercolor pencils.  I have never used them and am interested in learning more techniques.  Any comments would be welcome.

Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on March 22, 2014, 06:40:48 PM
 :heeha: Kay! You have definately got the looking in happening there. Well done. You've also done a great job of creating a background that gives the impression of more flowers behind. Well done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

The w/c pencils are a real treat, so many ways to use them. Have fun!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 22, 2014, 10:54:27 PM
Kay,

This magnolia painting is lovely.

I am so glad you mentioned the shading inside the white to give the cupped appearance.  Not having taken this class, I did not know that.

Thanks for the tip.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on March 22, 2014, 11:57:49 PM
Excellent painting, Kay :clap: :clap: :clap:  Even if you have gone a tad too dark it still can be seen as a white flower. I feel that the top bud is a bit too "heavy" and can be toned down a bit. The small leaves below the bud are a bit too large and can be softened somewhat. Somehow you have "squared it" it.  Keep up the good work O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: richkay on March 23, 2014, 02:42:06 AM
Thank you Val, mea & Dennis.  I knew that the bud was drawing too much attention but couldn't figure out why.  The leaf is really square on the bottom & I didn't notice it.   I will change it and tone down the bud & leaf color.  Thank you.

Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: eftpower1 on March 29, 2014, 01:38:47 AM
Just got the newsletter and there and behold was this awesome painting!!!!!!!!!!!! and when i "clicked" on the flower, got the chance to see the other painting

Both of you have done a great job. 
P.S. I know what a challenge that class was... Been there, done that and you both did real good!!
congrats!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 29, 2014, 02:09:05 AM
Kay,

Glad to see the mention of your magnificent magnolia in the newsletter this week.  Well deserved.

I loved your background!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Denise808 on March 29, 2014, 03:18:24 AM
Congratulations Kay, your magnolias are really beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on March 29, 2014, 10:03:42 PM
Kay  congratulation on your beautiful magnolia  :painting: and on your appearence  on the news letter.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Ai Ke on July 06, 2014, 01:40:25 PM
Hi all,

My magnolias were a difficult experience, first because I do not like them (they go brown in a few days and leave a mess when falling down... sorry!) and secondly because I was trying to paint along without sound since my husband was watching the worldcup.... not a good combination.
I realized the white borders that Kay mentions too late and had to reinstate them and lost my colours as well with too much mixing. All things considered not too bad then!!  :D  :sweat:

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: cyril on July 06, 2014, 04:15:44 PM
 :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on July 06, 2014, 06:38:44 PM
You need headphones!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on July 24, 2014, 11:35:44 PM
You did a great job AiKe on your magnolias.  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Dennis Are your brushes hair or synthetics,  i am having a hard time with mine for big surfaces.

Here is my  version of the magnolias painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on July 25, 2014, 12:35:52 AM
Nice bouquet Danielle.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 25, 2014, 02:31:11 AM
Danielle,

Your magnolia painting is beautiful - love the colors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on July 26, 2014, 06:58:27 AM
Ai Ke, no problem - they are still beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:

Danielle, also a beautiful painting :clap: :clap: :clap: What bothers me is the dark triangular shading with almost solid lines. Needs to be toned down a lot towards the flower. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on July 26, 2014, 12:23:33 PM
Dennis :thankyou:  for your advice, i kind of gave up, was having problems with my paint brush, maybe it is me.  Your paint brush seams to hold so much more water than mine that seam to scrape my paper at times.  What make of brush do you use?

 :thankyou: Natalie and Mea for your comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on July 26, 2014, 02:49:33 PM
It could be humidity where you are Danielle. I have to re learn water color everytime there is a shift in the weather. Right now my brush is practically drying before it touches the paper.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on July 30, 2014, 08:53:18 PM
 :thankyou: Nathalie for the tip, because i have been having problens lately with those brushes, and it has been raining lately.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2014, 12:48:38 AM
Bryndis, Kay,  AiKe, Danielle, Each of you did a very nice job on your flower. Way to go.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on August 01, 2014, 09:12:23 PM
 :thankyou: Nina for your encouragement.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 02, 2014, 09:22:02 PM
Nice job on the magnolia, Danielle and Ai Ke - this was my favorite flower lesson!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on August 02, 2014, 10:16:26 PM
 :thankyou: Sharon,  i did change the background but it is still a mess.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kedde on September 23, 2014, 06:17:38 PM
Fiddled with the colours again  :D, had a great time.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on September 23, 2014, 08:21:06 PM
Looks great!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on September 23, 2014, 08:27:30 PM
Kedde, great work. You caught the 3D effect  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on September 23, 2014, 10:32:52 PM
Very nice magnolias Kedde,  i agree with Dennis, nice 3 d. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 23, 2014, 11:33:19 PM
Kedde,

You did a great job on the magnolia.  Bright and vivid.   Love the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kedde on September 24, 2014, 03:49:50 PM
 :thankyou: all, makes all the different when you pass by.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: jillh on October 16, 2014, 09:06:22 PM
I think the background could have been darker.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tania on October 16, 2014, 09:15:36 PM
Good depth on the petals and nice rounding on the centres and the bud! A different background might have made the flowers stand out a bit more but it looks like it was a good exercise for you! Nice job!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2014, 09:23:52 PM
Jill, your flowers are very pretty! Nice colors!  :clap: I like the way you did a variegated look in the background greenery.I agree with Tania, though. If you could do a wash over the background to darken it up, it will really make those flowers stand out!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: sally13 on October 16, 2014, 09:45:35 PM
Great job Jill :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on October 16, 2014, 10:30:35 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Good job jill.  I agree with the girls a bit darker background would bring the flowers out.    The flowers are great.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on October 17, 2014, 12:36:46 AM
I think it looks great  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 17, 2014, 12:40:41 AM
This is lovely, Jill.  I like the depth in the petals.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on October 17, 2014, 01:08:45 AM
very pretty.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on October 17, 2014, 01:09:31 AM
please advise me where I might improve on this.  Thanks
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tania on October 17, 2014, 01:11:44 AM
Nicely done, Bellarina! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 17, 2014, 02:12:44 AM
Bellarina

Lovely magnolias.  Love the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on October 17, 2014, 04:45:34 AM
Thank u my dear friends, where can I approve
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on October 17, 2014, 01:17:28 PM
You did very well on this painting Ballarina.  I do not see anywhere to correct.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on October 17, 2014, 09:03:46 PM
 :thankyou:
Danielle
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on October 18, 2014, 03:08:27 AM
Bellarina, :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on October 19, 2014, 07:37:38 AM
Thank you Dennis.  Hope you are having a nice vacation.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Judylh on October 25, 2014, 06:49:39 PM
Here is my Magnolia! Finally got around to taking pics uploading and posting! :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 25, 2014, 11:12:06 PM
Judyhl,

Wow you are a little art machine tonight. 

The color of the magnolia is so bright and clean.  There needs to be more shading inside the petals to give them a better shape.

Great background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on October 26, 2014, 02:41:35 AM
 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sherri on October 26, 2014, 03:25:55 AM
My submission for Lesson 10.

Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 26, 2014, 09:31:31 AM
Lovely magnolia, Sherri.  Great background, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on October 26, 2014, 10:19:48 AM
Very good indeed
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Judylh on October 26, 2014, 12:02:58 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie and Mea for your comments and feedback greatly appreciated!


Sherri great painting I can see with yours what Mea was sharing about mine. Yours petals have a lot more shading so the petals do stand out a lot more creating more shape and depth!

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on November 01, 2014, 11:14:23 PM
Great job ladies, yes the shadings make all the difference in gaining dimension.  Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on November 01, 2014, 11:15:54 PM
Looks good Sherri.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sue W on January 10, 2015, 09:20:58 AM
Love, love, love this magnolia! Dennis, you're lessons are making me look like a better painter than I am :yippee:

Sue W
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2015, 09:37:18 AM
Beautifully done, Sue :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on January 10, 2015, 10:52:57 AM
You definitely got that 3D effect, awesome job, beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on January 10, 2015, 02:23:51 PM
Sue this is a beautifull magnolia painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :smart:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: ncwren on January 10, 2015, 02:49:16 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 10, 2015, 05:20:35 PM
Sue W,

Gorgeous - they jump right off the page.  Stunning!

 I had a magnolia tree once so now I see that I must take that lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Sherri on January 10, 2015, 10:03:28 PM
Judy - your Magnolias are beautiful!!!  Love your background.

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on January 14, 2015, 10:50:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 27, 2015, 01:25:07 PM
Wow I loved this class, just my background is a bit on the dark side. ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on May 27, 2015, 08:46:34 PM
Louisa, just smooth out the background so that it is not so spotty, then you will have a very good painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:  At the moment the background detracts from the flowers.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 27, 2015, 09:38:55 PM
Thanks Dennis I will do so.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on May 28, 2015, 09:53:36 PM
I second that! Smooth out the background and you'll see a marked difference.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on May 29, 2015, 02:01:51 AM
I think your doing such a fantastic job on such a challenging medium.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on May 29, 2015, 02:29:37 AM
you are doing very well in water color Louisa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 29, 2015, 05:09:43 AM
Thank you Val, Robin and Danielle, I never thought I will be able to do water colour. Somebody on facebook said in a very subtle way that I won't be able to do it. Well that's a challenge is it not?
The difference at PB is that everybody believes in everybody, thank you guys. :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Bellarina on May 29, 2015, 09:17:38 AM
Looks like you've showed them Louisa  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on May 29, 2015, 12:11:44 PM
Louisa, i am glad you did not listen to negative people, they don't know what there talking about.   Now you can show them how good you have become in the medium.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks to Dennis we all learnt so much.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 29, 2015, 01:33:32 PM
Yes Robin and Danielle, I still have a lot to learn and if it weren't for everybody at Paintbasket I sure would have given up, but with Dennis and Nolan's lessons anybody can paint. Love you guys. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: KPinAK on December 02, 2015, 04:43:33 PM
Hi! I just started taking Paintbasket classes a few days ago.  Here is my first attempt at posting a pic in a thread.  I do a lot of trading in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), so this is 2.5x3.5 inches.(http://
) (Yay! I figured out how to post a pic here)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 02, 2015, 04:54:34 PM
Way to go, KP.  Glad you got to post your work.

Beautiful work on the magnolia.  Love the background.

How about starting a thread under the Anything Arty topic on the FORUM page to tell us about Artist Trading Cards.  I've seen the blank cards in the stores but don't know much about the practice.

So glad you brought a new dimension to our site.  Look forward to hearing more about ATC's.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on December 13, 2015, 11:11:43 AM
Nicely done KPinAK,  what you need to practice here is blending/softening some of the edges of the shadings inside the petals. Just need to lose some of those hard lines.

Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: KPinAK on December 17, 2015, 03:00:41 AM
I *really* appreciate the feedback & suggestions!  I'll be traveling the next few weeks then hope to have a chance to post in "anything artsy" about artist trading cards.  Maybe I'll even have some watercolors of the places I visit to post.  It's so nice to have a technique to focus on while I'm doing that--blending/softening my shadings when appropriate (while still remembering to shade--most recent comments i got from a juried things said I needed to shade more, that my paintings needed more value contrast).  Loving these classes and the forum!!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 17, 2015, 04:59:50 AM
Have fun and safe travels, KP.  Yup, want to know more about Artists Trading Cards.

Looking forward to your WC paintings of your travels.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 19, 2016, 01:56:29 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you, Dennis, for another great class. Here is my magnolia painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 19, 2016, 02:03:33 AM
So pretty, KathyS.  Magnolia trees are so lovely.  We had one in our backyard.  Neighbors would come to sit under it because it was always cooler under its shade.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Lisa From Oto on June 19, 2016, 03:11:15 AM
 :clap: looks great  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on June 19, 2016, 07:45:49 AM
Excellent, Kathy. You have achieved the 3D effect :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Val on June 19, 2016, 08:20:44 AM
 :yippee: This was a favourite lesson of mine. You have done an excellent job giving the petals dimension.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 19, 2016, 02:14:28 PM
 :thankyou: Thank you Val, Dennis, Mea, and Lisa.

This lesson was really fun. I say that about all the lessons, don't I?  :P It's because they are all awesome lessons!  :yippee:

Val, when I first saw this class, I wasn't all that crazy about the painting. Now, I'm with you. It is one of my favorites.

Mea, I have a young magnolia tree in my front yard. There are many all throughout Riverside. Our trees here have white flowers. Quite beautiful. I had to look on the Internet to see the flower we painted as I've never seen a pink magnolia before.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Happychappy on June 19, 2016, 05:18:49 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Kathy, a great job yet again. I am so proud of you and the way you are progressing. Very encouraging for everyone to see.   Keep up the wonderful work.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Tousabella on June 20, 2016, 12:41:27 AM
Kathy, great job on the magnolia's. It's very vibrant, and fresh.  Good job.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 20, 2016, 12:57:39 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you so much Patricia and Retta. Your encouragement is deeply appreciated. I'm hoping one day soon to have enough technique and practice behind me that I can paint a subject of my own.   :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on June 20, 2016, 01:04:07 AM
Beautiful job on the magnolias, Kathy! :clap::clap::clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: JayJ on June 20, 2016, 03:01:12 AM
Very impressive Kathy!
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on June 25, 2016, 01:35:27 PM
Beautiful. Replied on OAL.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 25, 2016, 11:35:49 PM
Beautiful. Replied on OAL.

Thank you, Annie. I just went over to OAL and responded.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on June 26, 2016, 03:46:00 AM
So true...  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: KathyKuz on July 02, 2016, 07:38:47 PM
KP:  Your magnolia is very nice.  Just soften some of the shadows inside the flower. 

Kathy:  Your magnolia is beautiful.  You can just look inside the flower.  Your colors are great.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on July 03, 2016, 11:26:17 PM
Sorry I miss you post KP.  Inattention....

Welcome to PB and don't be shy to post your work.  This is how we all learn, and how your will make fellow artists friends.

I am very impressed that you can do such a painting on a 2.5 x 3.5... barely bigger than a business card (2x3.5).   :clap: :clap: :clap:

My WC are all 9x12" and my oil usually 12x16", few 16x20".  What a difference in size!!!   I like the 3 to 4 ratio.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on November 17, 2016, 08:16:47 PM
This is the best of the two I did.  Critics appreciated.  Thank you.

Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 17, 2016, 08:35:42 PM
 :clap: Lovely Annie. This was a fun painting to do, wasn't it?
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on November 17, 2016, 08:56:02 PM
Yes, It was.

I struggle with taking the photo, the background is gray on the post.  It is a mauve/purple in reality.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 18, 2016, 12:24:54 AM
Well done, Annie.  Brings back memories of my mom's magnolia tree.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on November 18, 2016, 12:32:54 AM
Great job, Annie!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: KathyKuz on November 18, 2016, 01:38:06 AM
Annie;  You have done a great job on the magnolia.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: dennis on November 18, 2016, 02:15:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on November 18, 2016, 02:00:34 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis.  I went back and look at all the magonlia paintings on this post.  Help 'see'.

 :thankyou: Karhy, Steve, and Mea for always being here.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Danielle123 on November 19, 2016, 01:15:39 AM
Beautifull painting Annie.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Ribezla on November 19, 2016, 06:47:03 PM
I like it much, Annie.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on November 21, 2016, 10:40:57 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle
 :thankyou: ~Sarlota
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Gita on December 11, 2016, 10:05:59 PM
Lovely painting, Annie.
Title: Re: LESSON #10 - Painting Magnolias
Post by: Annie. on December 20, 2016, 06:37:24 PM
Thank you very much Gita.
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