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Title: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 09, 2012, 10:19:34 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 22 Template and Instructions (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson22-trees-spring-template-instruction.pdf)

Please have your masking ready for those of you who will be painting along
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Karen on June 11, 2012, 04:47:55 AM
I'm not very happy with my trees but i am posting them anyway. I think next time I will have bigger blobs for the blossom on my big tree and try for more uneven ones on the little trees. I enjoyed the lesson Dennis. I have some blossom tree pictures i took in Japan when the blossom was out (only for a week) and the ground looks like there has been a snow fall because it is covered in flowers - not even enough contrast to paint - but it is beautiful.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Karen on June 11, 2012, 04:54:13 AM
I forgot - the end of the lesson - about the last 15 minutes disappeared into buffering but the end of the lesson didn't arrive at all. I don't know why this is happening to my lessons - I think I have enough internet resources and I'm using a computer with plenty of available memory. After each lesson lately I can't post for a while. I get a server error message. I guess everything gets solved with the replay but if I'm doing something wrong I'd like to fix it. Is it just that the site gets a bit overloaded?
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 11, 2012, 06:34:45 AM
Still a very nice painting. You did well as you have grasped the techniques.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Yes, I agree that the masking blobs can be bigger in order to bring the blossoms closer to you. The two small centre trees I merged and specifically did not add any blossoms to them as they were too far away to show detail. This gives distance perspective. With the blossoms you have brought them very much nearer.

Glad you enjoyed the lesson - hope the others did as well.

About the Japan photos - you can add contrast to suit. Even if there is snow on the ground you do not need to add it into the painting.  In this case just reduce the number of flowers on the ground to let the ground colour show through.O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Karen on June 11, 2012, 07:55:46 AM
I tried to redo this according to your suggestions Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 11, 2012, 09:52:56 AM
That's much better  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 11, 2012, 10:31:17 AM
Karen, your painting is beautiful!  Nicely done, so delicate.  Love it.!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: C.Bodine on June 11, 2012, 01:01:35 PM
Lovely job, Karen!   :clap:   :clap:   I had the same thought about the petals on the ground. I went to DC in the Spring when the cherry blossoms were out and this lesson reminded me of that. If I ever find the time to actually get to paint this lesson, I think I will try to put some fallen petals on the ground.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 11, 2012, 03:14:43 PM
It's so uplifting to see these paintings. Karen, you've done a lovely job and your painting is so atmospheric with spring/summer dreamlike feeling. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 11, 2012, 04:36:49 PM
well done karen you have made a beautiful painting, i admire you for following the lesson!!   like you I thoroughly enjoyed  the lesson, as always!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: GailBrown on June 11, 2012, 09:58:26 PM
here is my paint along.  It is fun to paint along and not worry about whether everything is just "so".   No time for that.  I like the colours, but probably not the best painting I've even done.  Though my daughter liked it, probably because of it's simplicity. Will try a larger version later.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 11, 2012, 11:19:14 PM
Super job Karen   :clap:   :clap:

Gail, I really like the colouring in the tree up front. Beautiful.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Karen on June 11, 2012, 11:37:30 PM
I  like the drama and the brighter colour and  the nice clean contrasts in your painting Gail. I want to paint another set of trees but I'M not sure exactly how yet.



Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: GailBrown on June 12, 2012, 12:29:50 AM
I'm treating these paint-alongs as a separate thing, doing them in a smaller size now, and not worrying too much how they look.  It feels a lot more spontaneous when you have to work quickly so its a challenge, but a fun one. I have started the first one in a larger format, which I like, but is quite different than the small versions.   I too love the "pink snow" that falls around the trees in the spring.  Here in Victoria, it seems that every tree on the street has to be one that flowers, and most streets are lined with these trees.  The streets and sidewalks are pink throughout the whole city in the spring-especially after a wind storm. This gaiety happens for a number of weeks as each fruit and nut tree goes through its show.  Got to love the spring
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ImBatman on June 12, 2012, 01:13:30 AM
Nice trees Gail and Karen.  O0

Can't wait to get further advanced for this stuff, but I'm only up to week 9 in catching up.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 12, 2012, 01:19:53 AM
Gail and Karen

WoW,

karen, I am very impressed with the delightful way you handled the "lawn" 

Gail, two things: 1) I admire your attitude and hope to emulate it.  I believe your approach is wonderful one for me to try..  Often, My works goes best when I JUST  :painting: instead of getting it "right"

2) Your approach WORKED!!! 

You each brought a different vision of  the painting to us.  Each of you enriched MY day by sharing beautiful works of art!
 :thankyou:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 12, 2012, 01:43:33 AM
Nice painting, Gail!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's great to hear you're doing a larger one!  How large is large?

This class really was inspiring, wasn't it!  I'm so glad Dennis showed us how to paint blossoming trees.  I never knew how to go about it, but always wanted to.

 :gl2:with your  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Karen on June 12, 2012, 02:14:57 AM
There's something about this one that makes it hard to leave it alone. I have messed with it again - intensified the sky and  put a person on the path. Yes, it is fun to paint along and it's great for someone like me who tends to be obsessed with detail  and takes a while to get started on a painting - you just have to get the paint onto the paper and give it a go. Paintbasket lessons are very well organised for painting along.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: GailBrown on June 12, 2012, 02:24:50 PM
I think I like this last version best Karen, the colours have a ittle more impact-and the person on the path sets it off.  The larger size I am trying is 15 x 20 paper, which after stretching and masking works out to about 10.5 x 16 painting surface.  I bought a couple of exhibition frames 18 x 20 and some white mats to go in.  These frames are great because they are easy to unclip to release the backboard to change pictures (my other frames were wood and were really hard/painful to switch paintings).  Not that expensive-about $30 and the mats were under $10.   I really bought them for my husband because he looks a little pained everytime I finish a painting and suggest we/he hang it in a frame for a while.  The pile of watercolour paintings is building, only a few marginally worthy of framing, and limited wallspace to do so anyway.  Bonus-the boxes that the frames came in will work great to store the pile of unframed w/c paintings I have.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 12, 2012, 02:35:51 PM
karen I too think that the 2nd painting is better the figure on the path makes it and the colours seem better!  gail i too like your painting, are you going to post a pic of your larger one?  well done both of you   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on June 12, 2012, 04:39:32 PM
Karen, I too like your second painting. You can almost smell the blossoms!

Gail, I've had to use smaller paper as the local shop only sells 9 X 12", and large sheets by the sheet.  I did find some 11" X 15" on line for a good price.  You are right...a little smaller makes it a whole different ball game.
Great job on your painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 12, 2012, 05:45:29 PM
Karen 2nd is better. Good Job. Apple Blossoms are so light and airy.  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 13, 2012, 12:11:12 AM
I think you've made some marked improvements. The colours are great and I like the addition of your person on the path. Great painting.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 13, 2012, 03:53:42 AM
Nice work, Karen.  This one is definitely nicer than the first in my opinion, but I applaud you for painting along with Dennis and I agree that you would get a looser effect to your painting.  This one has a bit more detail and I really like the figure.     :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on June 13, 2012, 02:25:09 PM
Nice job Karen on your second painting.  O0
NIna  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 13, 2012, 03:12:52 PM
Karen

such a beautiful ethereal look, Powerful!

Gail,

Here in Northern New York, some of the "Dollar Stores"  have frames up to 11x14 inches for a dollar!  I use them to hang the painting I do for class and when I finish one that goes in the frame and the other comes out.  For me, it's important to hang the paintings someplace in the house where they can be seen. It's a way of valuing myself as an artist. It helps me keep my commitment to myself to continue working.

I ( actually Val) picked up a note book type 3 ring binder for 11 x 14 inch pages and I'm looking for plastic protector sleeves to fit it so I can  store my PB painting in safety.   

Nice work , guys

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 13, 2012, 08:16:05 PM
Not gonna say anything...not gonna say anything...not gonna say anything...stuffing my hand in my mouth..but not gonna say anything!   :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 13, 2012, 08:39:05 PM
Mary, you did all that Dennis taught in the class, at least in my mind.

I love the big tree trunk and your people are looking good along the path. 

As for the blossoms, I think it's a matter of learning how to place the masking fluid on the paper to give the effect you want.

I'm looking forward to using this technique, but not until I'm through the drawing course.  I'm really falling behind in the watercolor exercises, but I'm enjoying the live classes and I love what everyone is showing us.

This is a new technique and practice, practice, practice will get us where we want to be.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 13, 2012, 08:52:42 PM
Unfortunately  the time zones got the better or me.  :tickedoff:  So I didn't get to see much. I think you've done a good job.   :clap:  My only thoughts would be to lighten the two 'coloured' trees a bit to give more depth. Very well done.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 13, 2012, 09:16:13 PM
Mary, you are worrying for nothing. You have captured the technique very nicely.  :clap: :clap: :clap: the more you play with it the better it will become. The tree trunk is fabulous - well done  :clap:

You became over enthusiastic, like some of the others, and added masking fluid into the two middle trees and made them too dark. They should not have blossoms - too far away for detail - and everything gets lighter as they recede into the distance. Other than that - well done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 13, 2012, 09:34:35 PM
mary love your big blossom tree and trunk  :clap:  also your people!  admittedly  the other trees are a little dark but still really well done BRAVO!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 14, 2012, 02:49:08 AM
Mary,

I  love your big tree, somehow it feels "magical' to me.

It delights the kid in me :D

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: C.Bodine on June 14, 2012, 12:54:51 PM
Mary, I really like the large tree trunk.  You did a really good job on the little people walking down the path.  Mine always seem to look deformed! ???   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 14, 2012, 01:57:41 PM
Unfortunately  the time zones got the better or me.  :tickedoff:  So I didn't get to see much. I think you've done a good job.   :clap:  My only thoughts would be to lighten the two 'coloured' trees a bit to give more depth. Very well done.   O0


Lillian and Val...Thank you!  I really enjoyed this one...something about it seems so feminine and delicate (unless you're glopping down big spots on tree tops creating flowers that would have to weigh a ton of bricks  :2funny:) and it was great fun to do.  Definitely going to lighten those trees...it's so funny how I don't seem to see those glaring things until I take the picture!  My camera has its own set of eyes...and better than mine!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 14, 2012, 02:02:27 PM
Mary, you are worrying for nothing. You have captured the technique very nicely.  :clap: :clap: :clap: the more you play with it the better it will become. The tree trunk is fabulous - well done  :clap:

You became over enthusiastic, like some of the others, and added masking fluid into the two middle trees and made them too dark. They should not have blossoms - too far away for detail - and everything gets lighter as they recede into the distance. Other than that - well done  O0


Dennis - THANK YOU!  There's just something about that masking fluid...I put down one drop and my mind says MORE MORE MORE!  I LOVE playing with it and as you note, much too much which is why half the bottle got spilled on it after I took the picture...hopefully, it'll be dry today and I can peel it off!  And this isn't the first time I've done that either...you'd think I'd know to move it out of the line of fire by now!  If not, this is definitely one for my do-over file.  I just loved this scene...well, I say that about all of them actually...LOL.  Thank you again!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 14, 2012, 02:04:12 PM
mary love your big blossom tree and trunk  :clap:  also your people!  admittedly  the other trees are a little dark but still really well done BRAVO!!!


Thank YOU, Jenny!  I had to laugh as I was in the middle of it...I actually thought of you and wondered how you were making out given we both had a bit of a struggle with Trees #2 and I really did chuckle out loud!  But persevere we must!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 14, 2012, 02:05:51 PM
Mary,

I  love your big tree, somehow it feels "magical' to me.

It delights the kid in me :D

Brian


What a "delightful" thing to say, Brian!  All IIII could think about was those big scary trees that came down to snatch Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz!  Now you've got me laughing!  And thank you for giving me a different lens to view from.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 14, 2012, 02:09:24 PM
Mary, I really like the large tree trunk.  You did a really good job on the little people walking down the path.  Mine always seem to look deformed! ???   :)


C!  The "little people!"   :2funny:  You should have seen me trying to do them....I almost fainted from holding my breath so long before I put the little drops down...when you look at him, doesn't the little boy look like he's wearing a little hat?  Unintentional but now, all I see is a little emperor or something taking a walk with his mother... :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: GailBrown on June 14, 2012, 02:59:11 PM
Mary - to loosely quote the good witch from the Wizard of Oz-"you could always do it".  You just needed to know you could.  Glad you enjoyed this one!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 14, 2012, 04:20:40 PM
Gail - so THAT'S why I've been clicking my heels endlessly!   :2funny: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 15, 2012, 05:05:27 PM
well not ecstatic about this one but better than the summer trees
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 15, 2012, 05:25:04 PM
Your painting is pretty cute, Jennylynn.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just keep trying, keep practicing and don't give up!  Watercolor isn't easy.  It takes a while to get the hang of it but you will.

Just try to follow the replay as closely as you can.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 15, 2012, 05:39:33 PM
 :thankyou:  lillian, i will persevere with my watercolour paintings, i know i will get there!  it may take me the rest of my lifetime though  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 15, 2012, 09:08:46 PM
 O0  I may never arrive where I want to be either, but we'll both have fun on the way.   :dance: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 15, 2012, 09:52:13 PM
I will also never arrive where I want to be - life is too short for that  ;)

It is an extremely long journey from out of the desert to the land of beauty and abundance. The road does get prettier along the way and if, perchance, you happen to look back, you will see the desert disappearing behind you. The next exciting bit of the journey is just over the next rise - ad infinitum  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 15, 2012, 09:54:18 PM
That should be in the book of Quotable Quotes, Dennis!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 15, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
By co-incidence it is in the right section too -springtime   :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 16, 2012, 01:19:06 AM
 :2funny: Ah Dennis, you are lovely.   :2funny:

Jennylynn, keep practicing, keep patience and it will come.  If I can keep my patience and keep practicing I might be able to paint a tree one day too!   ;D  I think you're doing brilliantly...keep at it   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 16, 2012, 08:13:01 AM
thanks val,  I will keep "struggling" on :2funny:   I might even be able to paint a tree one day!  for some reason I can paint a tree without leaves but put some kinda leaves onit and I'm stumped  :idiot2:  never mind keep trying!!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 16, 2012, 07:35:38 PM
Quote
never mind keep trying!!

That's the way to the top  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 16, 2012, 09:46:17 PM
jennylynn

You ARE getting there!

I love your figures..They feel REAL to me.  well done.

Something else I noticed, You captured something a lot of people miss, Your foreground tree. Notice where the main right hand branch joins the trunk...many people do NOT carry the shadow from the branch over onto the trunk.   You did!

we all learn from each other, glad you're here

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: anita on June 17, 2012, 07:34:48 PM
Nice variety of paintings as usual, well done everyone  :clap:.  I had a bit more luck with this one than with the summer trees which went in the bin  :whistle:  Looking forward to autumn


Anita

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 17, 2012, 10:06:50 PM
nice painting anita well done !!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: GailBrown on June 17, 2012, 11:19:13 PM
anita-your painting has a nice sense of balance, seems you mastered the mega-liquid frisket application-looks very even, my attempt was blotchy, and haven't tried to re-do yet
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2012, 11:23:22 PM
 :congrats: Anita!  Well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 18, 2012, 01:58:52 AM
I think it's beautiful, Anita...so charming.  And I love how high the hills feel...great job!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 18, 2012, 02:33:18 AM
Very nice painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Glad to see that the back trees have not had masking fluid (Is my imagination that it had masking fluid and you painted over them to subdue them?)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 18, 2012, 10:43:09 PM
Nicely done Anita.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Harald on June 19, 2012, 06:50:22 PM
Here are many fine spring trees. Anita have you used salt on the two small trees behind?. I had some difficultys with this one but here is now my contribution at last, after several failed attepts.
Regards Harald.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: anita on June 19, 2012, 07:17:21 PM
Nice job Harald - I really like what you did with the foreground  :clap:  I didn't use salt or masking or anything on the back trees. 

Gail ... swings and roundabouts as I much prefer your looser masking  ;D

Anita
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on June 20, 2012, 08:04:04 PM

Well here is my painting of the springtime trees. Had some problems, but like Dennis says they are  for us to learn, and for others to learn from our mistakes.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 20, 2012, 08:17:30 PM
nina your painting is very well done, especially the blossom trees   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 20, 2012, 08:23:15 PM
Nina!  I think it's beautiful!  And I honestly don't see any mistakes....wait...let me get a magnifying glass....nope...still don't see any!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on June 20, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
Mary you are funny. I am laughing  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:. Thanks for the boost of confidence. Thanks Jennylynn I appreciate it.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 20, 2012, 10:11:03 PM
Nina, you did very well with the springtime trees.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think you did everything Dennis taught in the lesson.  The two back trees are especially well done.

I'll be moving on to the summer trees next.

I'm looking at my my winter scene with a critical eye as well, could do better next time.

I always admire anyone who does an exercise more than once.  I have patience, but not that much!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on June 21, 2012, 01:43:44 PM
Nina you did great job...Lovely painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 22, 2012, 08:47:56 PM
No internet for past 2 days ... Super job on your springtime trees Nina. Excellent colouring.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: C.Bodine on June 22, 2012, 11:15:22 PM
Lovely job, Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 22, 2012, 11:20:11 PM
I painted a springtime scene in the heat of summer.

Five paintings done this week, one each day.  One more to go to get caught up.  I aimed to get to the finish but I didn't quite make it. 

I won't be painting tomorrow, my house needs attention and so does hubby. 

I'm looking forward to the next class.   :yippee:

I just took another look at my painting.  That tree on the left looks like an animal, which animal???  It makes me laugh!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on June 23, 2012, 01:43:11 PM
It's beautiful Lillian  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 23, 2012, 09:41:58 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna,

I still think I made the tree on the left look rather cartoonish.   :2funny:  See the tail and the front paws sticking out and that great big mauve head?  I'll see what I can do to change the twigs a bit. 

I'd love to start the autumn trees exercise but today was a day of getting caught up on housework etc.  I need to get some physical exercise anyway, too much sitting this week.  I loved being able to spend these hot, humid days doing little else but painting. 

I hope to see you in the class tomorrow.  :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on June 23, 2012, 10:14:48 PM
told you that you were on that express train  :)   another well done painting  love the big blossom tree, love it all well done lillian   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 23, 2012, 10:26:35 PM
Well, now you've got me laughing too, Lillian...I NEVER would have seen the "reindeer" if you hadn't mentioned it!  It's fantastic!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 23, 2012, 10:30:53 PM
Both of you have grasped the techniques I wanted to teach  :clap: :clap: :clap: Lillian, just be careful about making the smaller "spots" too regimented. They must be be more randomly placed and spaced. Otherwise  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 23, 2012, 10:41:08 PM
Lots of little white dots there on the big tree.  Right you are, Dennis!   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 24, 2012, 02:10:55 AM
Wow you 4!

each different and each powerful examples of what is possible!  I hope  to start this one tomorrow, Paper is all ready and pencil lines are drawn..

Lillian, i love your "Deer" tree, but the rascal tripped me as I walked past and I ended up against the big tree on the right.      Boy, that hill is steep!  :yippee: :yippee:

seriously, that is another example, the first one I looked at today, the hill on the right was beautifully done as a steep slope and now yours with the steep side being the left side.  Each of you had something uniquely your own that was stunning!. 

I will "HOP" to it to start this one tomorrow.   ;D

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 24, 2012, 07:24:41 AM
I love the way Dennis casts a very detailed eye over everyones work! It's why these paintings are so good and, why the members are developing into great Artists.
I see how Dennis is giving the tools of creativity rather than just copying a painting. The techniques are the methods to carry forth into ones own creations later. Perfect Dennis, just perfect ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 24, 2012, 10:43:24 AM
 :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 24, 2012, 11:16:19 AM
 :thankyou: Brian and thanks for the laughs too.

Tony!  Now look what you've done!  Dennis is blushing!   :2funny:

Honestly and truely Dennis I really do appreciate your comments and that you do give us the tools to create our own paintings.  I'm collecting the tools in my "data tool box" -- tips, color mixing, composition, perspective.....   :thankyou:   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 24, 2012, 12:17:17 PM
Lol!   ;D Sorry Dennis!  In fact, I'm gonna add a little more:
My painting 'The Eggsecution' is named because of Dennis 100%. It was Dennis seeing the story of an execution of the egg that I named it. The name was absolutely perfect and, I've enjoyed peoples feedback telling me so  :yippee:
 :thankyou:  Dennis for helping me name my painting 'The Eggsecution' ;)  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on June 24, 2012, 02:17:30 PM
Oh Lillian you are a trip.  :2funny: :2funny: Just look at it this way. You are ready for Christmas. You have the reindeer and the christmas lights on the tree.  :2funny: :2funny: You did fine girl. Keep up the good works. Thanks everybody for your encouragement. See you this afternoon.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on June 24, 2012, 03:25:51 PM
Good go Lillian   :clap:   :clap:   What will wear out first?  You ...   :tongue:  ... or the brushes?   ;D   :painting:   :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 28, 2012, 11:01:48 PM
Spring trees.. "round 1"


I'm not comfortable with the large tree's central shadows ( Directly above the "pink" trees)   and Forgot some masking fluid on the right side of the "red tree"  Also I NOW see that the left most tree looks too much as it is in front of the red one and my "little branch" in front of the pink tree is too prominent.  " Progress NOT perfection :yippee: :yippee:
 Will go back in after it hangs for a couple of days and I collect feedback and suggestions.

My apologies to everyone, I have NOT been a great forum member the last few weeks, hope to be back on full track in a couple of days.  I DO look and I am , as always, impressed with the level of skill we all demonstrate and the growth we gain!     :thankyou: all for sharing.

brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 29, 2012, 01:37:24 AM
Well I love it!  Especially the bark on your big tree and the slope of your hills.  I think your colors are beautiful too and I love the way you did your two pinker trees...mine looked like one tree sharing two trunks!  Thank you for sharing with us, Brian.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on June 29, 2012, 01:40:40 AM
I think your painting is really cute, Brian.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I like the color of the green leaves against the mauve.  You really have a good amount of sunlight in your painting and that makes it delightful.  You did nice work on the sky, gradually lighter toward the horizon.  Also you did a nice job depicting the sloping hills.

I think using the masking fluid for blossoms takes practice.  I may try it again in the future and see if I can make my tree look more realistic.  I'm not happy with mine.

It's nice to see your paintings.  I'm glad you're finding time to put your brushes to work.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on June 29, 2012, 02:04:53 AM
Good job, Bri.  It was a fun lesson....I really enjoyed it and looks like you did too.  Looks really great.
I know what you mean by 'picking' at your own pictures.  I finished mine, and knew exactly what I'd missed when I saw it from the counter!!  LOL  Too bad our arms aren't long enough while we are painting.
I'm trying my fifth attempt at the summer trees.  Phew.
I enjoy seeing yours and the other members paintings. They are all so good, and there's something to be learned from every one.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 29, 2012, 04:14:12 AM
Brian, good going  :clap: :clap: :clap: I simply love the main tree trunk - such character!

Agree about the red tree - just fill in the gap and you should be fine. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on June 29, 2012, 04:34:33 AM
Thank you everybody


Got to share this with ya all!!

Posted the painting, swapped it into the frame in the kitchen / dinning area,, left the house for a couple of hours

came back in and there .... right there underneath that big tree was the biggest pink plucked turkey I ever saw :whistle: :whistle: :yippee: :yippee:

And that branch that hangs down off the big tree looks just like a giant wishbone!!

Brian.

P.S. when I stop laughing so hard ever time I look  at the painting, I'll do the corrections and re post............But the Turkey will still be there :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: C.Bodine on June 29, 2012, 12:28:57 PM
Everyone's Spring Time painting looks great! Such individuality! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 01, 2012, 11:09:57 PM
Brian, Brian, Brian.... The trunk on your main tree is marvelous. The colouring throughout is very nice, ok its better than nice. I like it.   >:D
Super job on this, I haven't seen the lesson yet but looks quite fun. That's what your painting imparts....fun.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on July 02, 2012, 06:18:42 PM
I finally got a camera for pic.  I knew what I needed to "fix" as soon as I stood back and had a look!  Next one will be much better.

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 02, 2012, 07:21:19 PM
Bella you are doing great.  I did not take that course so I do not know what trees they are supposed to be, but I like the tree on the right, it looks like a pussy willow, so light and airy. One thing I see on the left side of the tree trunk, maybe you could straighten it out a little.  Like I said I did not take this course, so I really do not know.  But I do know you are coming along great.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jennylynn on July 02, 2012, 07:35:20 PM
bella  your springtime trees are good the only thing that i can see is perhaps a bit more blossom, and where's the people?  lol     really though nicely done ,  did you find this easier than the summer trees?  I did , although it wasn't perfect!!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on July 02, 2012, 07:44:54 PM
Nice work, Bella!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You did very well  painting the large tree trunk and the branches.

One thing I could suggest is that you make the top of the pink tree round.  You could still do that and it doesn't matter if it touches the branch of the large tree.

Lets's see what Dennis has to say.

You're coming along fabulously!   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on July 02, 2012, 08:44:12 PM
You have made a very nice painting, Bella  :clap: :clap: :clap:  One major comment is to be careful in making something follow the profile of another object - the top of the middle trees  and the branch of the main tree. Round off the top of the tree as suggested by Lillian.

The main tree could have had more blossoms to it but that does not say that this painting is wrong - no one tree is exactly the same as the nest one. Add the people in as this gives it a focal point and adds life to the painting. Well done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 03, 2012, 10:20:48 PM
 :yippee:  Yay Bella! Don't you touch that tree trunk...its fabulous.   O0  If you look on the left side of the trunk there is actually a nice 'Ent' profile. (Ents are tree herders in the Lord of the Rings.)  Great colouring, definately a nice airy, springy feel. Excellent work.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on July 04, 2012, 01:08:39 AM
Thanks all....Yeah...as soon as I finished...(cuz I was 'fiddling'), I knew what I'd done.  I'll try another and 'file' this one in the drawer with the rest!
Dennis....I really have to pass on the summer trees and come back...in a couple of weeks or so....  I cannot "see" what the trees are supposed to look like when washing, and dropping color in.  Wrong side of the brain!  :D
I think I shall 'go back' to lesson one and start over. Something is missing!!  I love the flowers, but I also need to manage the challenges.  I see so many wonderful things daily that I would love to paint.  You also made a remark last lesson that hit a note with me....not to look at our pictures to paint as a camera does. I believe that has been part of the problem, and not understanding the workings of watercolors. IMPATIENCE.  I keep telling myself it's okay, but I guess we are the hardest on ourselves.  You always say something in the lessons that is a   :idea:  moment!!  Thank you. You and Nolan are excellent teachers, and it's so appreciated that you take special time with each of us. Wow.
Thank you....and thank you all the PB 'family'...you are comforting and your opinions are much appreciated. Without criticism, we would never get over the hump and realize our potential.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 04, 2012, 01:29:01 AM
Bella...as soon as I opened it, I found myself smiling.  I love it!  I love the tree on the left and I think your groundwork is lovely.  MUCH better than mine....yup...I recognize the old "hard on self" part...and I'm not one to talk...so great job, Bella.  I loved seeing your new paints too!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on July 04, 2012, 02:27:44 AM
Thank you, Mary. I love the colors of the paint, too.
I sure have to wait on the summer trees, tho...the last two paintings are unfinished...and the other four are scratch pads for paint!  LOL  I guess we are just too hard to please to ourselves!  :2funny: 
I love the w/c and I enjoy the classes, so will 'find where' I'm not understanding. Dennis explains things so well each time, so it's probably just a light bulb moment that I have missed.  LOLOL
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 04, 2012, 02:39:37 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Bella!  And isn't it wild how you watch him and say, oh ya, I've got this one...and before your eyes, all sorts of new tree species are created and they're certainly not part of any rain forest I know of!  At least we know we're not the only ones missing a couple of seasons of the year!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on July 06, 2012, 01:58:38 PM
Bella
I love the tree on the right :clap: :clap: and the way you handled the grasses coupled with the slope of the land is wonderful

AND I KNOW WHERE THE PEOPLE WENT!!!  They saw the big pink turkey in my painting, got very  very scared and have not stopped running yet! :yippee: :yippee:

Nice job.

Had an interesting experience with the fall trees..  1st reaction "I don't know how to do that!!"  stopped and thought  and realized that was an old message that was really saying " You, Brian, MUST Already know exactly how to do things ALWAYS!

I think the 'newness' of the technique triggered that old nonsense.  And I said to me " Wow, this is going to be interesting. wonder whats going to happen, put on my rain suit grabbed my brushes and gave my computer monitor the measles :heeha: :heeha:! Am about half way through, will post by tonite
Regards,
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on July 06, 2012, 02:31:24 PM
Quote
gave my computer monitor the measles :heeha: :heeha:! Am about half way through, will post by tonite


Brian, your're hilarious!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Happy  :painting:  Tell your wife to stand back!

I can't wait to see your autumn trees!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 06, 2012, 03:08:51 PM
Can't wait to see it Brian   :eyesclosed:  really!   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on July 07, 2012, 12:12:50 AM
I think we all are biting our nails in anticipation  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on July 07, 2012, 01:43:20 AM
Good for you, Bran...I look forward to seeing your 'gumboot' picture.  Mine was a toss up between waterfalls and more trees, so I took the water!! (My rain gear is still in storage!!) LOL
My rocks look good right now. They even kinda LOOK LIKE rocks, so will see what happens when I turn the faucet and let the water flow.
Yeah....my couple didn't make the last showing of the pic. Next time.
You'll probably get your pic on the forum first, so I'll be a'lookin tomorrow.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on July 07, 2012, 02:59:45 PM
Unfortunately, I let my "other" life get in the way of my "Artist" life,.. So here is my revised spring tree ( still with the Turkey in the middle :yippee:)


I am committed to putting some paint on paper every day!! no matter what!  and it's working.  the trees are coming, the trees are coming  :D :D

 :painting:
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on July 07, 2012, 10:16:57 PM
Brian, please help me detect the change.  Sorry, I went to your gallery to compare the first with the last, yet both look equally well done.

That's a huge committment.  I admire that!  Happy  :painting:   :gl2:   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Harald on July 08, 2012, 08:48:21 AM
Hi Brian
A good picture has become even better by the overlap of the two trees to the left has been clearer.
Otherwise the picture is slightly cut on the the right side but I do not think that was an improvment.
Regards Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ImBatman on August 01, 2012, 08:55:51 AM
Hi everyone

Another attempt in my quest to catch up with the live weekly Watercolours series - this time it's springtime. :flowers: anyone???  :2funny:

Let me know what your thoughts are.

Batman

Spring has sprung!
Spring has sprung!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Harald on August 01, 2012, 09:34:59 AM
Anothe beautiful pickture.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on August 01, 2012, 11:03:13 AM
Batman, you're flying through those watercolor exercises!   :congrats:

Nicely done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on August 01, 2012, 01:46:13 PM
I really like your foreground tree-very nice painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2012, 02:26:53 PM
Well batman nice job. O0 O0  The only thing I might suggest is to lighten the color on the back trees on the right, by lifting some off. Remember the futher you go back things are to be lighter. just a thought.  ;D The one tree by the red one is nice. I like the softeness of it.
Brian nice job on yours to.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on August 01, 2012, 04:04:48 PM
 :congrats:  Batman...you are flying right along and doing such a wonderful job.  Good work...looks really great.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ImBatman on August 01, 2012, 06:19:21 PM
Thanks for such lovely words Harald, Lillian, Rita, ncwren, Nina,and Tousabella.

Nina, that tree on the right - I had it lighter, made it darker, lightened it, then made it darker. To me it just didn't look as good when it was lighter. Also, it is a bit paler than the foreground trees and that side of the shrub would be in shadow. For this exercise, I don't think I'm going to concern myself with it. Thanks for the opinion anyway.

We could play all day and never complete anything if we didn't decide  that NOW is the time to stop.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on August 06, 2012, 12:22:25 AM
"We could play all day and never complete anything if we didn't decide  that NOW is the time to stop."

well said!  I sometimes need to remind myself of that.

Nice Job, I also like the Blossoms

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ImBatman on August 06, 2012, 01:51:30 AM
Thanks Brian

Also - a psychologist I know said about signing a painting - your brain uses the signing as closure. The painting isn't finished (as far as your subconscious is concerned0 until you are ready to sign it. If you aren't ready to sign it, there is something extra that needs to be done.

I don't touch mine again after signing unless someone external offers improvements.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 11, 2012, 05:18:43 AM
this is my attempt at spring trees
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ImBatman on August 11, 2012, 05:48:41 AM
Hi Pamela Meridith,

Nice attempt. Thing though, is that there doesn't appear to be much tonal difference across the painting. If you do the trick of Dennis' and squint and "look through your eyelashes" you'll see what I mean. All your colours blend into the same tonal range instead of having lights and darks.

It particularly shows up at the horizon - the green and blue appear to blend in together. And the foreground tree against the sky and ground. Particularly since this is a spring time picture - things tend to be a bit brighter - grasses greener, flowers blooming etc after the drabness of winter.

Don't let it worry you though. At least you are :painting:!  O0

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on August 11, 2012, 01:42:52 PM
Pamela, your painting is lovely!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think it could use a bit more contrast, a few more darks.

Let's let Dennis give his expert help.  He always knows just what to do to help us paint the perfect painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on August 12, 2012, 02:53:34 AM
Pamela, the other comments are all valid. The reason you have lost the tonal balance is the fact that your sky is too dark, and also almost the same colour as the blossoms. If it had been a light blue there would not have been a problem.

Why not try another one with a light blue sky and the blossoms a bit brighter and then post it.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 13, 2012, 05:39:24 AM
thank you everyone i am doing another one will put it up when I finish
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on August 13, 2012, 02:54:29 PM
 O0    :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: C.Bodine on August 13, 2012, 04:26:15 PM
Make sure you post it, Pamela.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 20, 2012, 07:22:56 AM
I painted a new spring trees hope it is better
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2012, 08:42:22 AM
This is a big improvement.  :clap: :clap: :clap: See how the trees stand out now instead of disappearing into the sky O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 20, 2012, 08:46:03 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 20, 2012, 09:50:18 AM
 :thankyou: Rita
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on August 20, 2012, 12:44:33 PM
Very nice, Pamela.  I love the softness of the colors.  It's very delicate and beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 20, 2012, 12:48:09 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on August 20, 2012, 05:04:12 PM
Nice job Pamela.  O0 O0 This one is a lot better.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on August 20, 2012, 06:38:27 PM
Much improvement, Pamela  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 20, 2012, 11:16:05 PM
 :thankyou: both of you
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2012, 12:10:40 AM
Very pretty-I like the soft touch of colors.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 21, 2012, 05:36:31 AM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on December 26, 2012, 01:33:05 AM
This holiday Trying to catch up with pending classes. Today i Finished my Tree part 3. I am not very happy with my big tree. I will try to do it again.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on December 26, 2012, 04:08:50 PM
 :clap: Bhavna!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on December 26, 2012, 05:16:58 PM
Very nice, Bhavna!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on December 26, 2012, 08:24:19 PM
Thanks you Ncwren ans Lillian :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on January 04, 2013, 03:50:27 PM
I haven't seen any of the tree videos as yet, but I do like your bright colours Bhavna.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on January 04, 2013, 04:20:03 PM
Thanks Val
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on January 05, 2013, 01:31:56 AM
Bhavna, I really like your painting, well done.  And all the others as well.  Here is mine.  I think it is a bit too dark so maybe I  lost the springtime feel:
 
 
But at least I  put in the people this time!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on January 05, 2013, 04:41:12 AM
Bhavna and Njnjgirl both your paintings have capture the essence of Spring  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bhavna, if you soften down the edges of the flower groups then there will be a great difference. At the moment the edges are very hard and too even and it gives the impression of being cut out with a pair of scissors. In nature those edges are very ragged and broken up.

Njnjgirl, be careful with the branches of trees. They should start thinning down as they go towards the tips. The one branch on the main tree is much too thick. Look out for that in future paintings.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on January 05, 2013, 12:18:48 PM
Thanks Dennis, I see it now....and will watch that I thin the branches in the future.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on January 05, 2013, 03:49:03 PM
Thanks Dennis for your expert comment, i will try to fix it.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2013, 07:39:56 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Bhavna and Njnjgirl, Lovely paintings and the colours are eye-catching.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on January 07, 2013, 11:55:12 AM
 :thankyou:  Patricia!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on January 11, 2013, 09:47:18 AM
Both nicely done Bhavna and Marylou  :clap:   :clap:
A few minor 'Dennis' tweaks and you'll be away!  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on January 19, 2013, 03:16:04 AM
Mary Lou, your Spring tree lesson turned out great! I love that shade of red and your people on the path look really good :clap: mine look like they may fall down ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 19, 2013, 03:35:21 AM
Just a grandma bending down to listen. Do it all the time! Your colors are pretty, and I like the irregular shapes of white in the front tree. It looks very airy! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on January 19, 2013, 03:46:27 AM
Thank you Sarah, I like your explanation of grandma better ::)
 
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on January 19, 2013, 03:27:45 PM
I smell spring in the air!  Nice bright, fresh color in your painting, Denise.  Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on January 19, 2013, 05:30:36 PM
I smell spring in the air!
I like that smell!!  :thankyou: Lillian 8)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on January 21, 2013, 10:33:38 PM
Very nice painting, Denise.  Your people are fine.  Looks like the lady is talking to her child...rather cute, I think.  I love the way you did your tree trunk and branches.  The colors are light, airy and makes me want spring!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on January 21, 2013, 11:32:54 PM
 :) Thank you very much Mary Lou :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on January 21, 2013, 11:58:30 PM
Looks like I have not commented on the spring trees.. I thought I had... I think they all look pretty good.. I remember when I first saw this class, I wasn't sure if I would do very well at it and didn't have much interest in doing it.   Since then,  I have purchased it and am looking forward to giving it a try.  Congrats to all of you for what you have done with this one.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I hope to do this one soon!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Red1 on January 27, 2013, 07:52:25 AM

Here is my version of the Springtime trees.  My shadows and grass suck but I kind of like the trees.  Let me know what you think.  Also my people again seem too small.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 27, 2013, 02:47:09 PM
Woohoo, Red--what a riot of color!!!! And I like that your blossoms have 'breathing' room. Looks quite airy.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on January 27, 2013, 05:19:55 PM
Red, I actually like your grass and shadows, they have nice strong contrasts and make for a very nice painting. Your trees are awesome, I especially like the uneven edges you created with the leaves (they don't have that outlined look) :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: eftpower1 on January 27, 2013, 06:43:49 PM
have not been on the form in a while,  What a treat to see all the great work being done!!  I also remember my middle pink tree looking like a giant pink plucked turkey :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:    I did not see a single "fowl " in any of yours :yippee: :yippee:

Red, I did notice something I have to be very carreful of.. "solders in a row"... I found the patterns of light and dark on the far right tend to capture and hold my eye longer then I'm comfortable with. Truth be told, when I went to the gallery image and made it full,screen, The reaction was much less.

And , as always, that my PERSONAL reaction,  It may just be me.
 I am very impressed with the shading on the middle pink tree, It gives it a very nice sense of shape.  as does the shadow work on the left side of the painting and the use of color on the tree trunks, Wow!

Best to all
Brian

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on January 27, 2013, 09:54:07 PM
Red, this is a pretty painting and your trees are wonderful!  Nothing wrong with the grass to me....well done , I think!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Red1 on January 27, 2013, 11:43:42 PM
Eftpower, Denise, and Sarah
Thanks so much for your comments.  I do see the "stripeyness" on the right lower side now that you mention it.  I'm not sure why I did that.  I'll see if I can do something to fix it.  I just have a hard time with shadows.  They are either too dark or the wrong color.  Also, my scanner only scans 9X12.  Anything larger gets cut off.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Red1 on January 28, 2013, 03:50:34 AM
This was one of the reference pics on the handout for Trees #3.  My tree is probably a little too red.  I think it should have been a lighter pink but I was having problems getting it light enough.


There is more to the painting but my scanner doesn't scan this big.  The sky got cut off.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 28, 2013, 04:12:36 AM
 :eyesclosed: Oh no! I see the stripes too, now that somebody has mentioned it. Power of suggestion. :2funny:  It'll be fine with a little touch up. Your second one is fun. The contrast of your particular greens and pinks are effective.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bhavna on January 28, 2013, 01:56:28 PM
you are doing great Red :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on January 28, 2013, 03:11:16 PM
Very nice, Red1.  I especially like your trees.. and that's what this painting is about.  The stripes are no big deal... I didn't notice them at first... and should be an easy fix. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on January 28, 2013, 07:51:13 PM
Red, Glad you are trying other paintings as well  :clap: :clap: :clap:   The background trees are very well painted with lovely tonal ranges from light to dark. The main tree is, however, too flat. you are missing the tonal ranges you have in the other trees. Add a slight bit of green into your red mix and add the shadows in the main tree to start giving it volume. That should make a difference. O0

I like your springtime trees.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Red1 on January 29, 2013, 01:00:35 AM
Thanks Dennis.  I thought it was because it was too red but I see the shadows would help.  Is this better?

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2013, 03:21:09 AM
Much better  :clap: :clap: Now the tree has volume to it.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2013, 11:53:11 AM
 :clap: Red1, Your painting is beautiful, the colours and shading are fantastic.  Good for you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on January 29, 2013, 01:42:40 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Red1
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 29, 2013, 02:34:51 PM
Yup, Dennis was right again. But you held the brush! Great revision.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on January 29, 2013, 04:30:32 PM
Cool, definitely 3d now :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2013, 05:51:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done!!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Red1 on January 30, 2013, 12:09:21 AM
Thanks to everyone for the comments
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on January 30, 2013, 12:47:52 AM
Beautiful painting, Red.   :clap: :clap: :clap:     ???   Ahhhh, makes me long for spring. 
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 23, 2013, 11:51:56 PM
will try the picture again
 
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on April 23, 2013, 11:57:37 PM
Wow Dianne, I especially like your main tree! Nice, bright flower explosion! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 24, 2013, 06:46:16 PM
It is a bright flower explosion, I agree. But that main tree is quite natural looking in its explosion.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 25, 2013, 03:05:21 AM
Thank you, Sarah... I think...??  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on April 25, 2013, 06:57:59 AM
Very nice Dianne  :clap: :clap: :clap: I love the way you did the grassy area O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 25, 2013, 11:32:48 AM
Thank you, Dennis... That means a lot coming from you.  Confirms the feeling that "maybe this one isn't so bad".
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 25, 2013, 12:56:42 PM
Oh yes. Did I word that oddly??? I love that tree. I am insanely jealous of the rendering of that tree. That tree makes me  :heeha:  and  :yippee: for you!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 25, 2013, 03:09:34 PM
 :2funny: Thank you, Sarah!  I wasn't sure! :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bev S. on April 25, 2013, 03:12:31 PM
Arrggghhh...........I can't see you tree Dianne! But from the comments, it must be beautiful. I'll see it when the site is up & running like normal. :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 25, 2013, 04:16:00 PM
Hopefully that will be soon, Roxy.  Appreciate your interest.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on April 25, 2013, 06:55:36 PM
Seems this is one of the spots where my responses went 'POOF' !!  Oh well, it will suffice to say you all did a great job on the lovely spring trees ..... you'll just have to live without my constructive comments and wonderful little witticisms.  :whistle:     ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 25, 2013, 11:50:02 PM
  and hopefully, the Spring Trees..
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on April 26, 2013, 12:55:15 AM
Someone has been paying attention in class! Very nicely done Dianne. Like the grass effect, lovely trees.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: polliwag on April 26, 2013, 01:32:32 AM
Thanks, Val... I had just been putting off doing these classes.. decided I had to get to it!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lillian on April 26, 2013, 01:15:09 PM
Good for you, Dianne!  I see you're  :painting: :painting: :painting:    :yippee:
Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
I can't wait to see those blossoms here!  I see the magnolia tree in our back yard has lovely buds now and I'm keeping all digits crossed that they don't get frozen this year.  I really missed those lovely flowers last year.
Keep up the good work, Dianne!   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: globe4 on May 12, 2013, 06:54:39 PM
Here's my spring trees :)
Comments are welcome because I am considering to repaint it sometime  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on May 13, 2013, 03:34:00 AM
Gorgeous trees, Diane and Tanya!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on May 13, 2013, 05:04:38 AM
Very pretty Tanya, looks like you've learned the lesson well! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on May 13, 2013, 08:32:20 AM
This Lesson looks easy at first glance but it is actually difficult to portray it well. However, that being said, most have done very well indeed. Kudos to you all :flowers:
Dianne your painting has a balanced perspective :clap: :clap: :clap:
Tanya a very good painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: - The blossoms on the 2 smaller trees should be much smaller as they are further away from the main tree.

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on May 13, 2013, 09:54:01 AM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on May 13, 2013, 10:19:47 AM
Diane and Tanya, very nice trees.  Diane the main tree and grass are beautiful. :smitten: Tanya, I like the subtle colors you have done and when you make the blooms on the smaller trees a little smaller as Dennis remarked then you will have a very pretty painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 14, 2013, 05:11:36 AM
Just finished the 3rd season on trees - enjoyed springtime much more than winter!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on July 14, 2013, 07:16:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely Sharon, wasn't this fun! Really like your shadows and sky :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 14, 2013, 01:16:12 PM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: I like this...and its not cold!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on July 14, 2013, 03:27:03 PM
Beautiful, Sharon!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Be proud of this one!  It is absolutely lovely!!!   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 14, 2013, 04:36:08 PM
Thank you - one more season to go and then it's time to create my own scene with trees!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 14, 2013, 07:30:44 PM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on July 15, 2013, 01:27:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, a lovely painting.  You are doing so well.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 15, 2013, 03:50:40 PM
 :thankyou: Val & Patricia!  It's fun to look at the first few paintings I did and see how much I've improved in just a short few months...I think I need to take the drawing classes next, though, in order to start creating my own paintings...my stick figures aren't quite subject matter material!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on September 22, 2013, 11:12:12 PM
This one was fun to do!  The grassy area is a bit overworked, but I still like the mood of this painting.  Here you go:


Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 11:19:11 PM
Jani,

Hmmm.. interesting choice of colors for your trees.  Nice change from the oranges , red, yellows of autumn.  Your are spring trees.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Fencepost on September 22, 2013, 11:27:37 PM
Spring has sprung! The whole mood of the painting just shouts spring.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on September 23, 2013, 12:29:26 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Mea and Judie! The color choices were Dennis's.  I thought they were very spring-like, too!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on September 23, 2013, 01:56:36 PM
Nicely done Jani.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on September 23, 2013, 03:02:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jani lovely trees.  I haven't done this lesson yet .... so much still to do.  I think I need to take a time management course.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on September 23, 2013, 09:10:54 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Val and Patricia!  Your comments are always appreciated!!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on September 24, 2013, 07:56:10 AM
Very nice painting, Jani :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on September 24, 2013, 03:18:30 PM
Aw,  :thankyou: Dennis!  It comes from great teaching!!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: njnjgirl on September 25, 2013, 04:05:43 PM
Lovely Jani!  Very airy and pretty! O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jrhall036 on September 25, 2013, 07:25:06 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!  This painting was a gift to myself, I think, as I watch the summer slowly fade into autumn. I'm definitely not looking forward to winter.  :(
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pebble on October 06, 2013, 11:10:28 AM
At last  I am able to get back to painting after being busy with family affairs for the last couple of months, so this is my first painting for a while, it was almost like starting from scratch again.  Never mind I really enjoyed it and hopefully I now can catch up on all the lessons I've bought but not had time to watch. Looks like I'm going to have a fun autumn/winter  :painting:  :coffee:  :painting:  Can't wait   ;D ;D

Anyway this is my attempt at spring trees, please let me know what you think.   :thankyou:

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: cyril on October 06, 2013, 04:17:13 PM
Nice painting Pebble...... :clap:

  :D
 regards
 cyril
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on October 06, 2013, 05:27:42 PM
Good job, Pebble. I love the splashes of warm colors, and the shadows are great. I enjoy it as now the leaves are turning yellow and gold around here. Winter is about seven or eight months here, so it's refreshing to see 'Spring'.
Lovely painting, Pebbles. I look forward to more of your work.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pebble on October 07, 2013, 06:26:46 AM
 :thankyou: for your encouraging comments Cyril and Bella  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on October 07, 2013, 12:45:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pebble welcome back into the fold.  Your Spring trees are lovely.  I particularly like the way you have done the front tree's trunk.  Very nice painting.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Denise808 on October 08, 2013, 12:29:31 AM
Anyway this is my attempt at spring trees, please let me know what you think.   :thankyou:

I think your "attempt" is fantastic! Well done ....  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Pebble on October 13, 2013, 04:02:12 PM
Thank you Denise and Patricia, it's good to be back.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 20, 2013, 04:58:18 AM
I'm just catching up on the posts and enjoyed looking at the last couple of paintings here by Jani & Pebble. I didn't book on these tree classes 'cos I had lots to do but, I've sure seen some lovely works that remind me of the seasons. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on April 29, 2014, 04:51:37 PM
Spring time is a lovely time. I struggle a bit With my painting. I did not like my first one, so I tried once more, and decided to post the second Version. :) But I learned a lot by doing it twice. ;D This time I used more masking fluid, and I think that it helped.  Anyway I look forward to receiving constructive comments.



Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Lidiya on April 29, 2014, 07:10:42 PM
A lovely painting, Bryndis.  :clap:

You've inspired me to paint Autumn. Seems, my next project will be this one. :2funny:  :2funny:

Lidiya.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on April 30, 2014, 12:36:41 AM
Lovely, Bryndis....great shading and so 'springy'!!  It's lovely. Second time always helps sometimes.
You are doing great, and look forward to the next one.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on April 30, 2014, 07:45:24 PM
Thank you Lidiya and Tousabella! It is Nice that we can inspire each other!  :1hug:


Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on August 01, 2014, 08:55:41 PM
Here is my try at the spring tree.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on August 01, 2014, 09:06:40 PM
Looks lovely.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on August 01, 2014, 09:11:17 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie, it was fun to do.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: NHC50 on August 09, 2014, 11:02:17 PM
Hey Danielle, this a nice painting. The only suggestion I might add is your blossoms look to round. They look like little dots all over the tree. I think if you just fill some in or connect some of them it might look more natural. Just an idea.
But overall great job.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on August 11, 2014, 03:26:44 AM
You are so right Nina, i did not quite like that painting and I will try to make some changes to it.    :thankyou: for the advice well appreciated. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on August 12, 2014, 02:56:35 AM
Danielle, well done overall :clap: :clap: :clap: The flowers in the main tree should just be more clumped as in the other two trees. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on August 12, 2014, 12:41:12 PM
Thank you Dennis for taking the time to comment on my painting, I will do that.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: richkay on August 27, 2014, 02:58:32 AM
Here is my painting of Spring Trees

I am feeling more comfortable with trees and so enjoy watching and listening to Dennis while he paints.  Any comments will be appreciated.

Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 27, 2014, 04:47:06 AM
Hmmm...Kay.  I think you have lovely cotton candy trees along the lane.  What pretty colors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on August 27, 2014, 01:24:53 PM
 :clap: nice work Kay.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Ai Ke on December 06, 2014, 03:09:26 PM
Next autumn storm the trees on the left will come crashing down, I fear, the way they are leaning over...  made a serious mess of one of them, haha! :crazy2:

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on December 06, 2014, 03:30:01 PM
Very pretty!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: cyril on December 07, 2014, 05:44:15 AM
Great Stuff Danielle , Rickay and Ai ke … All looks unique and different…. :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on December 07, 2014, 07:11:56 AM
Kay and Ai Ke, bot your paintings are very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Kay the start of the shadow for the large tree is too wide. Thin down the top part of the shadow to the width of the tree trunk where it goes over the road. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on December 17, 2014, 04:34:22 PM
Very nicely done.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sherri on January 31, 2015, 06:14:39 PM
My submission for this lesson.  Suggestions for improvement please!!

Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 31, 2015, 07:27:23 PM
Sherri,

Very pretty pastel colors.  Check the shading - orange tree seems to be shaded the opposite of the one next to it - plus the darker side on the right seems to form an eye-catching diagonal on the tree top.

Maybe vary the shape of the two pink trees in the middle, maybe just wisp a bit more to the top and side of the back one.

Nice bark on the right tree trunk.

Got the makings of a lovely painting here.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sherri on January 31, 2015, 07:32:10 PM
Thanks Mea. Once I get Dennis' feedback I will go fix everything. Still struggling with watercolors  this one seemed a little easier so maybe that is a good thing!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2015, 08:47:47 PM
Well done Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:  I like the randomness of the flowers O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on February 05, 2015, 01:09:15 PM
Very nicely done Sherri  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Bellarina on February 05, 2015, 05:18:22 PM
 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on February 05, 2015, 09:27:09 PM
Nice work Sherri.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 09:06:48 AM
I seem to overdo my paintings if I look at all the other paintings. I'm like Batman, I love lots of colour. :-X
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on June 04, 2015, 09:31:21 AM
Excellent. Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:  Look how nice you have the background receding into the distance. This is what I was getting at in the Summer Trees painting. Very good depth in this painting. Keep it up :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 10:58:06 AM
Thank you so much Dennis. You are such a great teacher and I hope it's not going to take 60 years to grasp the water colour techniques, I do not have that kind of time for I am more or less your age. I cannot say enough thank you's. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on June 04, 2015, 11:43:53 AM
Louisa That is a lovely, your colours are beautifull, nice distance.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 02:35:44 PM
Thanks Danielle.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on June 04, 2015, 03:55:24 PM
Louisa you are doing a great job.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 04, 2015, 04:21:56 PM
Nothing wrong with using lots of color, Louisa! Great job!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on June 04, 2015, 04:37:24 PM
Sheri...great painting. Just adjust your shadows, and darken the 'sunless side' a little more.  Good on the blossoms and background.

Lousia....Lovely!!  Looks great.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 07:23:33 PM
Natalie, Sharon and Retta you all make me want to just paint and paint all the time, thank you guys for your uplifting comments. :thankyou: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jillh on June 04, 2015, 08:10:22 PM
Beautifully done Louisa.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: cyril on July 05, 2015, 06:03:23 PM

hi

kindly find my version.... 

 :thankyou:  Dennis for a great class...


Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on July 05, 2015, 10:15:40 PM
Very nice.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 05, 2015, 10:57:58 PM
Cyril,

I love the feel of whimsy in your painting.  Nice work.  Made me want to do a happy dance.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: cyril on July 07, 2015, 12:06:21 AM
 :thankyou:  Natalie ,  :thankyou:  Mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on July 07, 2015, 01:27:57 AM
Well done, Cyril :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: cyril on July 07, 2015, 07:16:01 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis  ( over to next class now)....
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: mucciad on July 12, 2015, 11:18:27 PM
Lots of room for improvement but here's my first attempt.. I love the idea of blossoming trees so will probably try again soon! Thanks for the great lesson Dennis :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 12, 2015, 11:37:39 PM
Andrea,

I love this "cotton candy" painting.  The white cherry (or apple?)blossoms look especially good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on July 13, 2015, 03:49:22 AM
Well done, Andrea :clap: :clap: :clap:  You forgot the figures which is the focal point of the painting O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: jillh on July 13, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
My attempt at the spring time trees.  Enjoyed having a paint brush in my hand again. 
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on July 13, 2015, 02:04:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely collection of trees ladies and gent.  Haven't done this one yet.  Am so far behind in EVERYTHING!!


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Danielle123 on July 13, 2015, 02:59:11 PM
Beautifull watercolour trees my friends, Jill, Cyril and Andrea.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 13, 2015, 03:01:32 PM
Jill

Lovely trees.  Love the whimsy about this painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: ncwren on July 13, 2015, 03:45:47 PM
 O0 Looks great Jill!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 13, 2015, 05:59:56 PM
Great job on these spring trees Cyril, Andrea and Jill! This was my favorite of the 4 tree lessons - love those cherry blossoms!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: mucciad on July 14, 2015, 02:05:03 AM
Thanks all for your support. Dennis-- I didn't use the template so when I sketched my outlines I didn't realize there were going to be people so I didn't leave spacelol! On my next attempt I'll be sure to leave a space for them to enjoy the view! (although I'm worse at people than I am flowers!)...

I also think this would be a fun painting to do semi abstract....
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Straynative on July 18, 2016, 10:57:40 AM
Hi All,

Heres my spring trees. It ended up a bit clumsy from my side although I really did try not to be lol.

Thanks Dennis and Nolan,


Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Happychappy on July 18, 2016, 11:41:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trev, your trees look awesome.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Straynative on July 18, 2016, 11:52:23 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia for the kind words and I hope you are well!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 18, 2016, 12:33:33 PM
 :clap:I love the softness of this painting, Trev. I don't see anything clumsy about it at all. Beautifully done.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 18, 2016, 01:15:30 PM
That is one bright spring day! Reminds me of a lane I used to walk that used to be paved and overflowing with cherry blossoms. Well done Trev, and thanks for the memory... oh dear, am I singing again?! (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50390/1508535.GIF)     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 18, 2016, 03:30:50 PM
Trev,

It's not clumsy.  It has a bit of whimsy which makes it delightful to look at.  You have a great sense of style there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: dennis on July 18, 2016, 11:13:33 PM
A really great painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Win on July 18, 2016, 11:37:10 PM
A lovey painting Trev, so soft, can almost smell the scent of the blossoms  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Tousabella on July 19, 2016, 01:32:41 AM
Great painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Straynative on July 19, 2016, 10:24:00 AM
Thanks everyone. Just wish my figures and shadows were better! Theyre bugging me! hahaha...

Have a good day  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on July 20, 2016, 01:01:23 AM
Ah Trev, you will find the more you paint, and practice little pieces it will all come together.  O0 At least you are brave enough to put people in your paintings...unlike someone we know... (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50345/1508247.GIF)        :blush:         :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Straynative on July 20, 2016, 07:16:12 AM
Lol thanks Val. And then Dennis goes "ok lets put some figures in here and here" and a swish with his brush they appear magically. You are right, the more we practice the more those swishes will become second nature and wont be so scary. Thanks for all the support you give....

Have a lovely day,


Cheers
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Annie. on January 17, 2017, 05:54:21 PM
Hum!  Here is my painting.  I enjoyed the masking part of it. Lots of fun!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on January 17, 2017, 06:46:14 PM
Well done Annie, love your foreground tree!  O0   Great job putting in your people.... I'm going to make a point of working on that. Just have to take a deep breath and do it!

Hold my hand?   ;D

Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 17, 2017, 07:45:26 PM
Wonderful, Annie. The trees look very fanciful!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Annie. on January 18, 2017, 09:46:26 PM
Thank you Steve and Val  :thankyou:

Val, when you remove all the masking fluid it feels like opening presents on your birthday.  Full of excitement!  I really think you would enjoy this lesson.  Try it!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on January 20, 2017, 09:52:48 PM
I'm afraid anything involving masking fluid will have to wait. My two reserve bottles got cooked solid from the heat in the Rio! I have high hopes of restoring my stocks of 'necessities' in Mexico.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: KathyKuz on February 22, 2017, 12:20:01 AM
Annie:  Nice tree painting.  The colors are great. :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Annie. on February 22, 2017, 03:10:49 AM
 :thankyou: Kathy

My heart swell everytime you make a positive comment.  I admire your work so much.
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Annie. on February 22, 2017, 03:12:18 AM
Val, if I followed your travel correctly, you are now heading for Belize and not Mexico.  Will you be able to get your art supply?
Title: Re: LESSON #22 - Trees (Part 3) - Spring Time
Post by: Val on February 22, 2017, 07:49:08 PM
I'll respond in PJ's Adventures Annie.  ;)