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Title: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on June 19, 2012, 08:11:40 PM
I can't get into the class. I have a booking number which is no use but I don't have a serial number. I have been through all my emails - no serial number that works. How do i get in to the class?
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on June 19, 2012, 10:29:52 PM
Ahhhhh, so sorry, Karen.  I was looking forward to seeing your painting.

As usual, it was a great class.  Hurray for the replays!

Nolan's leaving for a few days' holidays, can't say if you get any help 'til he gets back.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on June 19, 2012, 10:38:24 PM
Thanks Lillian. I found it quite frustrating partly because I wasted most of an hour trying to get in, in various ways.
I'm sorry to have missed the lesson. Nolan and dennis must find it a real pain to have to take time off their teaching roles to sort out our computer and access niggles.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on June 19, 2012, 10:51:10 PM
Karen, Nolan and Dennis sure do a fabulous job from all angles.

No doubt Nolan will be disappointed when he learns you couldn't get in the class.

You're his model pupil after all.  He was asking if anyone was painting along.  :(
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: musika on June 19, 2012, 11:19:21 PM
Karen, under the new system, I believe that bookings are automatically added to your account so that you do not need, or get, a serial number - only a booking number for your accounts.
You do have to be logged in to Paintbasket, however.
If you were logged in before going to the live video page then you will probably have to wait until Nolan returns from holiday to get it sorted.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on June 20, 2012, 12:00:26 AM
Hi Musika
I was logged in and I booked and paid yesterday, but I did not get a confirmation email. I usually but not always get straight in. If you can't, you get a message asking for a serial number and email address or offering a place to get your serial number which produces an evil black, blank mini screen which won't - at least in my case, let you shut it. There is also an offer to purchase the class - presumably the replay though it doesn't say so. I thought about buying it again but I think that would only get me the receipt e-mail, not entry to the live class. Has this happened to other people? Maybe i was late?
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Keli on June 21, 2012, 10:48:03 PM
This was my first live class....how do I now get to the replay? I couldn't find it under my "unlocked classes." BTW, great class and I can't wait until next week!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: NHC50 on June 21, 2012, 10:51:30 PM
actually it should be there. Because when you pay for it, thats where it goes.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: musika on June 21, 2012, 11:00:42 PM
After the live class, Nolan has to spend a couple of days editing and uploading the video. As he was off on his hols. straight after the broadcast, I think it will be a bit late this week.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on June 22, 2012, 12:22:30 AM
 :welcome:to Paintbasket, Keli!

I'm glad you enjoyed your first live class.

 :welcome: to the forum as well.  We're happy you joined us.  It's a friendly place here, lots of encouragement, tips and constructive suggestions to help our paintings improve as we learn new skills.

This is a great place to be, so jump right in and join the crowd.  Happy  :painting:



Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: NHC50 on June 22, 2012, 01:52:22 AM
OOPS. I WAS THINKING WATERCOLOR NOT OILS. MUSKIA IS RIGHT.
NINA  :flowers:
PS. IN CASE I DIDN'T SAY  :welcome: TO THE FAMILY.  ;D
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Kelley on June 22, 2012, 02:56:35 AM
Welcome to PaintBasket Keli.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 22, 2012, 02:07:01 PM
  :welcome: Keli.  This is the place for great live online classes and the replays. You are going to enjoy the classes and the encouragement and friendliness of the members.   :painting:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 22, 2012, 05:38:54 PM
A hearty  :welcome: to you,  Keli!  This is a magical place to be!  Glad you found us.  :)
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: GailBrown on June 22, 2012, 09:18:33 PM
Hi Karen.  I booked and paid on Monday as well, but did not have any trouble viewing the class.  Not sure why you did.  There were quite a few of us on at once-I think maybe 24, not sure if that was the issue.  Hope you don't have any trouble in the future.  I hate it when technology doesn't work for me-it makes me feel kind of helpless.  Awaiting the replay to do the painting too.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 22, 2012, 10:56:43 PM
Hi, Karen..

I had no trouble viewing it but what did happen is when I went through the payment process, it was fine right up until the last screen where it asks to finalize your order.  When I went to do so, I got that message I've gotten before about the server being overloaded or whatever it is that it says but still, I did get the first of the two customary messages...just not the second one with the other information.  So, I just assumed that I had to start all over again which I did but I wasn't sure that I wound up paying twice.  Still don't know....(and don't care either because I am an addict lol) but I waited a few hours and repeated the process and then things went fine.  So that was my experience.  Missed your painting!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on June 24, 2012, 06:40:48 AM
Thanks for the support. I'll have another try at enrolling for the next one though I've got a tick by my booking button
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: RA on June 24, 2012, 02:22:56 PM
Any estimates as to when will this course be available for replay?

I missed the live session as it was too late for me to watch as I get up at 4:40am to go to work.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: GailBrown on June 24, 2012, 02:27:30 PM
...I think Nolan went to the beach to do research before he posted the seascapes replay!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on June 24, 2012, 10:18:50 PM
Nolan - I don't know where to post this but I'm trying here. I still have no confirmation of my seascape classes thought i have an e-mail receipt for them and I couldn't get into the first class as i mentioned earlier in this thread. Will I be able to get into the next one? Is there a replay for the last class?
Also i tried using my husband's i-pad but I cant get into any replays. I didn't try it on this mornings' class.
Last night I couldn't get any replays on my computer either - for anything - but they are back again this morning - so just a permission glitch or a website hiccup or something?
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on June 25, 2012, 09:33:13 PM
:bigwelcome: to the family Keli, it was great to have you in the class this week
the replay is now up, it took a bit longer than normal as I left for a short break directly after the class this time
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on June 25, 2012, 09:39:37 PM
Hi Karen

Can you please forward me the email so I can look into it for you as I don't see your booking on our system  :-\
nolan at sign paintbasket dot com
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
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Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: valweb on June 26, 2012, 08:28:56 AM
 :welcome: Keli...Once you start with Paint Basket .....that's it.......you're hooked.....have fun  :yippee:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: valweb on June 26, 2012, 08:31:20 AM
I enjoyed this class so much can't wait for tonight.  :yippee: :yippee:

Here is my painting so far....I would appreciate some comment on the clouds.....

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on June 26, 2012, 11:08:27 AM
I have added you to the classes Karen O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Kelley on June 27, 2012, 03:13:09 AM
Amazing cloud formations ValWeb.   :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on June 27, 2012, 03:14:45 AM
the clouds are lovely and so is the distant water, off to a great start on this one Val O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Kelley on June 27, 2012, 03:15:34 AM
 :welcome: to PB Keli.  It was getting lonely with just one Kel here.  ;)  You'll love the courses and helps provided.  There is so much to learn and you'll quickly gain friends as close as family here.   O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 27, 2012, 10:47:22 PM
Before proceeding, is there anything I should change or fix?  Help and advice welcome!

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on June 28, 2012, 06:01:06 AM
Thanks again Nolan. Sorry i missed your email address in the post above. I enjoyed the second lesson  though i missed painting along.
Val, your sea looks like the stretch of sea I pass every time I drive up our cost. It is very real.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: valweb on June 28, 2012, 07:08:55 AM
Thanks, I have always battled to paint clouds.  :whistle:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: musika on June 28, 2012, 11:55:56 AM
One thing that comes to mind is that your clouds look like what Nolan would call "soldiers in a row".
You could change the shapes of the clouds.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 28, 2012, 03:53:41 PM
Musika!  Thank you...you are absolutely right!  I'll fix!  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 28, 2012, 08:02:13 PM
Better, worse or somewhere in between?

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on June 28, 2012, 08:38:31 PM
much better Mary, well spotted Musika  :clap:

You can also add a few more smaller, mid tone ripples on the water Mary. Other than that it is looking great  :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 28, 2012, 08:43:11 PM
Thank you, Nolan...will do.  Now I can move forward feeling good about it!  :)  (not my usual mo...lol)
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 01, 2012, 11:35:14 PM
 :clap: Very nice sky Val, still catching up and had no net for a couple of days. I like the texture in your clouds and the colouring. The water looks superb.   O0  Really looking forward to seeing this one finished.   :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 01, 2012, 11:39:04 PM
Looks like a lovely windblown sky Mary. Coming along famously.   O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 02, 2012, 12:06:45 AM
Wellllllll...let's just say the next part is presenting a few little challenges...LOL..but thank you, Val...that might be the complete painting you see!   :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on July 02, 2012, 01:21:03 AM
I like your sky, Mary. 

In fact I like all that you've done.  I'm looking forward to seeing your finished painting. :congrats:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: NHC50 on July 02, 2012, 01:19:44 PM
Mary very nice sky. Keep up the good work.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 02, 2012, 02:51:50 PM
Thanks so much, Nina...I'm stuggling terribly with Pt. 2.  Evidently, when I drew out the sketch portion, my lower lines of the beach were not spaced properly and as a result, my "big" wave is turning out so much smaller than it should be in proportion to the rocks and I'm pretty stymied at the moment as to what to do with it.  I think today I'm going to see if I can elongate the bottom of that wave but that's a dangerous undertaking...lol.  This is a new kind of problem for me to try to figure out here...I hope I can fix it. 
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 02, 2012, 02:55:22 PM
I like your sky, Mary. 

In fact I like all that you've done.  I'm looking forward to seeing your finished painting. :congrats:

Thanks to Musika, I think the sky turned out so much better than the original, Lillian.  And thank you for your encouragement.  Pt. 2 as I mentioned about is turning out to be a different story but I'm working on it.   :D
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on July 02, 2012, 08:08:44 PM
post your painting as it is now and let's see what we need to do to get the wave bigger Mary
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 02, 2012, 10:01:48 PM
Thanks so much, Nolan...I'll go do it right now!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 02, 2012, 10:14:16 PM
Here it is...I didn't add any shadow under the big splash side because I knew it would be darker and I didn't know what you might tell me to so I stopped just after filling in the fore beach.  The top is a little cut off but I already posted the corrected one...it's that tidal wave wannabe that's stumped me! 

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on July 02, 2012, 10:26:46 PM
I am happy with the size of your wave Mary, I feel if you make it much bigger it will start looking like a tsunami  :D
Once you add the shadows and reflections in it is going to look great O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 02, 2012, 11:35:33 PM
Thanks so much for looking it over for me, Nolan.  Maybe because I'm right on top of it (no, not surfing... :2funny:) but it seemed so out of proportion to me and that's even why I added a few more froths into it to sort of compensate I guess.  BUT, if you're happy, then so am I and I will put the brushes down now and refrain from "fiddling!"  One nice note is that this was the first time I attempted the cellophane technique and I didn't cut through the canvas!  Thank you again.  I'm so wanting to finish it before tomorrow's class but who knows WHAT might be lurking in those rocks!   :2funny: :thankyou:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on July 03, 2012, 02:19:04 AM
Mary, you're doing so well!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :gl2: with the rocks, I'm sure you'll do fine.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 03, 2012, 03:07:12 AM
Lillian, thank you...you are always so encouraging...even with my "proportional" panic attacks!  Hope to get started on the rocks before the day is done!   :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on July 03, 2012, 10:02:09 AM
Don't rush Mary, tomorrow's class is a sit back and relax class
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: valweb on July 03, 2012, 01:20:33 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I really enjoyed this class.   I have always been scared to paint the sea.   

 
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Bhavna on July 03, 2012, 01:42:15 PM
Wow You did fabulous work VAL  :o :o :o O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 03, 2012, 02:13:18 PM
Val - This is just stunning...wow!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 03, 2012, 02:45:16 PM
  :smitten:  O0  :clap:  :clap:  :congrats:  :cool2:  :twothumbs:  It is fabulous!!!!!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on July 03, 2012, 03:21:32 PM
Val, Val, Val!!!!!   :faint:   How beautiful!!!   O0  :o :clap:   :clap: :clap: :congrats:   :D :flowers:

Not enough smilies here to tell you how much I love your painting!

You are indeed a true artist!!!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Gloria on July 03, 2012, 03:52:44 PM
Val, you paint like a professional.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Maryna on July 03, 2012, 04:50:54 PM
Val, my goodness, once again a beautiful painting, you making us  :sweat: here  ;)

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 03, 2012, 10:48:17 PM
 :yippee:  Val ...  :not_worthy:  That is so authentic, wait...look...there I am!   :boat:  I'm sailing on your sea!!!   :2funny:   :clap:   :clap:    :congrats:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: C.Bodine on July 03, 2012, 11:36:18 PM
Val, it's all been said, but I'll add an amen to that! :clap:  :o
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 04, 2012, 12:43:56 AM
Mortified.  Posting anyway.

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Tousabella on July 04, 2012, 12:51:04 AM
 :clap:   :clap:    :clap:   :flowers:   :flowers: :flowers:    Mary and Val...what beautiful paintings. They are so real and the color is breath-taking.  Great job. Wow.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: valweb on July 04, 2012, 06:15:28 AM
 :thankyou: all for your lovely comments.   Val your  :boat: should replace the sea gull....next time.

Mary your painting is lovely, you can be proud of yourself and never be shy to post your paintings.  We all enjoy seeing the lovely paintings that everyone does.   

What I enjoy the most about your painting is the peaceful mood you have created.   Well done!   :D :clap: :clap: O0 :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on July 04, 2012, 12:48:46 PM
Mary your painting is gorgeous!  Love it!!!  Well done!    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers:  :congrats:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: C.Bodine on July 04, 2012, 12:58:25 PM
Mary, your painting is beautiful! Absolutely no reason to be "mortified"! You should be posting this with pride! O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 04, 2012, 02:32:50 PM
Ladies - thank you so much for your kind comments and I really appreciate them.  This painting almost made my Nightmare Gallery - Once Pt. 1 was fixed, I didn't anticipate further problems...was I wrong!  What you're looking at even rose to the level where I had to take turpentine and get rid of the larger set of rocks...and at one point, I'd even tried using a knife to fix them or try another look after the first one went awry.  And then that came out awful  too.   Before seeing Nolan's final version, I'd added water and splashes to the larger set and they were just terrible so they drank some turpentine too.  I have a very hard time controlling my rigor brushes and I've tried several thinking it was the brush and not me  :2funny:!  There's ridges the photo doesn't reflect that outline some of the rocks from some of original dark paint and I should have known better to remove them but at that point, I was just fried with it after I'd done so many retakes on those rocks.  Sometimes I don't feel I've made any progress at all.  I've been doing this for 6 months now...I'm hoping it's just a phase of passage or something.  I dunno but I hope I can do better the next time.  I've come to this conclusion though...what my eyes see, my hand doesn't and what I do see isn't what everyone else sees.  The only reason I posted it was I thought even though I was over the top at that point, maybe someone else might benefit from my mistakes.   :flowers: to everyone.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 04, 2012, 05:09:43 PM
Mary you've done a banner job on this and I really like those little splashes on the rocks. I like this painting very much.   O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 05, 2012, 02:26:13 AM
Awww, thank YOU, Val.... :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: pnewcomer1 on July 05, 2012, 10:55:59 AM
Val, beautiful and Mary not to worry your painting is lovely and has a soft feel to it color are fantastic

Penny
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: GailBrown on July 05, 2012, 02:51:00 PM
Val W and Mary you both did so well with your paintings.  It is a lovely one.  Hope to finish mine in a few days.  The big wave is so much fun to do.  ValW your paintings are always an inspiration and Mary, don't know why you can't see the beauty in the one you did.  Take off the critical glasses for a while and just let the overall scene in, the painting is quite lovely.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 05, 2012, 03:08:43 PM
Penny and Gail - oooo now I'm going to  :blush:  Thank you so much.  You're right, Gail...I do need to take the glasses off...I had some friends and family over yesterday for a cookout and I got brave and showed them.  The responses were all positive and one wanted to take it (shoulda let her...LOL).  I was gracious but was thinking..hmmm..what do THEY know lol but it gave me enough courage to show some more.  Part of it is not knowing enough about art to really even judge for myself, part is lack of confidence, part is being right up on top of it and unable to separate techniques from overall perception and I'm struggling to learn how to do that.  I'm doing a lot of talking to myself these days.. :2funny:  Thanks again.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 05, 2012, 03:30:38 PM
I may be one up on you Mary...I not only talk to myself, I also answer!   :eek:  Sad part is its not always the answer I want to hear!   :heeha:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 05, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
Val - is that YOU who's been answering me??? :2funny: :D :2funny:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 05, 2012, 03:39:39 PM
   >:D    :oops:  You caught me!  :blush:    :wave:   :-X


 :2funny:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 05, 2012, 03:42:51 PM
The giveaway was the boat!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 05, 2012, 03:48:20 PM
 :doh:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on July 05, 2012, 11:24:57 PM
well done Val and Mary, two beautifully executed paintings :clap:

Mary what is bothering you is the colour in the foreground of the painting.

In the foreground we are looking more through the water as opposed to over it so the water colour will be more intense than in the background.

The same goes for the rocks. Because they are grey over the entire rock area, you eye is expecting them to be further away, so they look washed out. Remember with atmospheric perspective things get washed out in the distance while objects in the foreground appear vibrant.

I have added some colour back into the foreground for you to see the difference.

Your actual painting techniques were great, it was just the colour. The best thing is you can easily fix this using colour washes or glazes O0


Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 06, 2012, 01:08:57 AM
You know what, Nolan?  I was actually going to either leave as is and put it somewhere but when I looked at what you were able to do with it, I absolutely will finish it now.  That is "inspiration" you've given me.  That is why Paintbasket is so awesome.  And you do it from thousands of miles away.  Thank you.  That was exactly what I wanted to see.  I'll post my final result.  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: GailBrown on July 06, 2012, 02:52:48 PM
Hi. Just my thoughts, but here goes-- I see this painting at a very early stage, so there is no reason that you can't fix it.  The rocks are meant to be overpainted once the waves in the foreground are done, you can easily paint them over with a dark brown if you like--or just leave them until you get the rest of the painting done, then carve out your planes with lighter colour washes at this time.  For the sky, if you want to make it more pink, blue etc, just try a few spots with glazes, but don't worry about it, because the sky is supposed to look stormy (mine appears too pink at this point, but I plan to adjust it at the end, after I finish the other parts).  I found the sky bothered me a lot until I got the rest of the waves and rocks in.  For me the water is not too green-the sea can be a variety of colours as per Nolan's video.  If you wanted your water bluer, you could add more ultramarine or alizarin crimson to your veridian along with medium and lightly glaze this over some of the green.  You might want to deepen the colour of the water toward the front.  I have not quite done mine yet, but you can check out Nolan's or some of the other finished ones to guide you. Nolan makes the paintings look simple-they are not so much that way for a lot of us-but the reward is when you finally work out the puzzle in the painting. Good luck
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 06, 2012, 03:00:50 PM
Oh, how I hear you, musika.  The best offering I can give you is to direct you over to the Seascapes Pt. 1 discussion where Nolan posted an amazing photo of my painting WITH the corrections necessary to fix it.  And, even better, I discovered if I look at it on my ipad, I can enlarge it to see details I've not even seen in the painting itself!  You're in much better shape than my part 1 so take heart...whatever is bothering you can be worked out.  We are so blessed here.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 06, 2012, 03:03:44 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 06, 2012, 03:13:12 PM
I wonder how I could paint your boat in, Val!   :2funny:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on July 06, 2012, 04:54:32 PM
Musika, I just know this has the makings of a lovely painting.  There's really not a lot wrong with it.   O0   :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: musika on July 06, 2012, 05:01:05 PM
Thank you all for the comments. I am pretty sure that I will start again but will probably do something else before I decide. I am not unhappy with the painting so much, but am unhappy with the colours.

Lillian, it seems that you were writing your comment as I was commenting on your wonderful drawing. SNAP!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on July 06, 2012, 09:12:32 PM
 O0 that is what we are here for Mary  :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: NHC50 on July 06, 2012, 09:19:00 PM
WOW Val and Mary, Awesome job on your seascape paintings.  O0 O0 O0 I haven't been on here for awhile. GREAT JOB!!!!
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 06, 2012, 09:20:08 PM
Aw, thank you, Nina....miss you!
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Post by: nolan on July 06, 2012, 09:44:39 PM
I agree 100% with what Gail has siad, couldn't have said it better myself  :clap: There is nothing wrong with this painting at this stage, just continue and you will see it will work out fine O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 08, 2012, 12:54:27 AM
As I promised. (and sorry I did...lol!), here is the painting after your corrections, Nolan.  I've already made such an investment in it that if there is more than needs fixing, please let me know.  THIS time, I didn't discard the palette!  Thank you as always!

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 09, 2012, 09:59:37 AM
 :clap:   :clap:  Banner job Mary.   :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: GailBrown on July 09, 2012, 07:15:19 PM
Here is my version of the seascape.  I could probably touch up again and again-sky, rocks water.  Let me know if anything is begging for attention.  Very interesting how we all paint so differently.  Congrats to all the others on your paintings.  It was fun, but of course, still challenging.  Hope to have a chance to paint big waves again in the future-we live on an island on the coast and have the beautiful pacific coast to travel down, plus vacation in Hawaii-also land of lots of waves.  Hopefully lessons will come back to me.
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 09, 2012, 07:29:58 PM
Gail....this is a masterpiece to my mind...and that's the only thing I can say.  Just awesome. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on July 09, 2012, 10:49:26 PM
Gail This is awesome Painting :)
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Post by: Lillian on July 09, 2012, 10:52:43 PM
Mary and Gail, beautiful work, both of you!   :congrats:
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Post by: Karen on July 10, 2012, 12:12:33 AM
I finally got to try number 1.
I like the seascape colours in all the paintings. Good looking waves and sky Val and Gail - really convincing. Gail - you reminded me I need seagulls - they look so good in your painting and Mary - amazing improvement.
I've put my pic in differently - does this work?
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 10, 2012, 12:52:32 AM
Sure did work, Karen and it's absolutely beautiful...the colors are breathtaking and so is the execution of it.  Thanks re mine but Nolan did it!   :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Karen on July 10, 2012, 01:36:03 AM
Nolan's good, Mary, but not that good to reach as far as you - you put the paint on the canvas!
Added seagulls and a bit more evenness into the surf. I really want to put a seagull on the rock but it's probably time to stop!
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Post by: Bhavna on July 10, 2012, 02:29:07 AM
Karen you have done excellent job. Your seascape is beautiful. O0 O0
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Post by: valweb on July 10, 2012, 07:01:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely paintings. 
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Post by: GailBrown on July 10, 2012, 10:54:11 PM
Glad you got yours done too Karen, great job, looks like our painting techniques, at least on this one are more similar than the other two.
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Post by: nolan on July 11, 2012, 01:39:29 AM
some really great renditions of the painting, well done everybody. There is lots of movement in the waves and water O0

Mary, just one more change on yours - the colour you have added is great and has made all the difference. What you want to do now is soften the edges of that colour so that you get a continual flowing of the water - remember a hard line = a corner O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on July 11, 2012, 12:34:56 PM
WOW! Just WOW, ladies!  They look wonderful! :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: Val on July 11, 2012, 11:23:08 PM
Excellent breaking waves Gail. Beautiful painting.   O0   :clap:

Karen you breaking wave is fantastic...the colour in the waves is astounding.   :clap:   :clap:

Two brilliant works here.   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on July 11, 2012, 11:29:10 PM
That's a very lovely painting, Karen.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  It looks very real.

I like the way you painted the sea gulls, the white against the dark and the dark in the light sky, flying into the painting.  Very nice!   O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: shasha on July 14, 2012, 04:09:30 PM
OK I have finally finished my attempt at the seascape class, hopefully I can post this correctly .....

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Post by: Lillian on July 15, 2012, 01:56:12 AM
I like your sky, Shasha, and the light reflecting on the water on the horizon.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm not the expert here, I'll let Nolan have his input but I think you are doing very well.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: shasha on July 15, 2012, 02:09:54 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian, much appreciated.

I had such a struggle with the sky too, and the rocks, and the wave.... lol you get the idea. Excellent class though, really enjoyed it and learnt so much from it, so glad I found The Paint Basket!!!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Karen on July 15, 2012, 06:27:52 AM
Has the camera shown your colour truly Sasha? It's an interesting sunny day blue that fits your light sky.
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Post by: shasha on July 15, 2012, 08:43:11 AM
It looks ok to me but admittedly the photo was taken indoors using flash on my cell phone, so I will try to find a decent camera and take another photo, not sure I can do much about the indoor photo as we are in the middle of winter here in New Zealand.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 15, 2012, 01:49:40 PM
Well done Shasha.  I like the spray effect along the top of your wave.   O0   :clap:

You're right, the flash does alter the colour of the painting.
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Post by: GailBrown on July 15, 2012, 04:47:15 PM
Like your rendering of the wave and scene.  I wondered about the colour as well.  Did the flash cast a blue tint to the whole scene.  Don't see green or violet in the pic-were these washed out by the camera?, or did you use a different palette.  If you used the flash, the colours will always be affected.  Even if it is winter there, I have found it is always worthwhile getting the painting as close to the outdoors-ie balcony, porch, doorway etc to photograph no matter the season, and avoid the flash...just some tips I have found worthwhile.
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Post by: shasha on July 16, 2012, 12:53:25 AM
 :thankyou: for the tips! My son took this photo with his camera, I think it is a better photo than the original one I posted. The flash did still fire but all in all the color seems better.

Maybe I should find a tutorial on photographing my art.....

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: GailBrown on July 16, 2012, 04:56:27 PM
This photo has now picked up some of the lavender in the sky and green in the water.  It definitely gives a better view of your painting, which by the way is well done.  Here are my suggestions regarding photographing.  If you want your pictures to look the best it is worth the time to photograph them well.  You have nicely cropped/centre this one, and that always helps.  As I said previously, always avoid the flash-a slow shutter speed in low light will give you a better photo than a flash.  I studied photography for sometime in college- school of craft & design, but photography has changed a lot in recent years-but actually in so many ways it has gotten simpler.  You don't have to have a mega-camera to get a good shot-lots of cell phones have produced some awesome photos and digital cameras are pretty cheap.  Take a number of shots, turning your image in different directions toward and away from the light, then pick the best one.  Once you have narrowed down the best shot, there are lots of software programs that will let you adjust the lighting & crop photos-and many are free or cheap.  There are courses as well if you wish to invest the time/ money.  Good luck with your paintings and photos.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on July 16, 2012, 09:56:45 PM
lovely painting Shasha, great waves and rocks and movement

All suggestion I can make are the small streams of water running between the rocks on the right hand side. Spread them a little here and there so that they sometimes flow over the rock as opposed to just between. That will break the solid lines running down on that area.
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Post by: shasha on July 17, 2012, 01:07:46 AM
 :thankyou: for taking the time to post all that wonderful and helpful information Gail. I really appreciate it   :hug:

Nolan  :thankyou: for the critique, again much appreciated. I tend to go over the top sometimes lol

Loving the lessons and also learning from all the helpful people here.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: anita on August 02, 2012, 04:54:08 PM
Hi all

This is just a quick attempt at the seascape with acrylics.  I didn't have any viridian so I used a phthylocyanine green (blue shade) which I had with a set and didn't think would see the light of day.  I mixed it as Nolan suggested for the viridian and it seemed to work ok :)


Anita
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Post by: Lillian on August 03, 2012, 02:03:29 AM
Beautiful, Anita!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  I love the green in the wave.   :smitten:

I'll be looking forward to seeing Nolan's comments.
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Post by: C.Bodine on August 03, 2012, 02:21:14 AM
Anita, very nice! I also like the geen in the waves.  I live close to the beach and love to see all the incredible colors in the water! You have done very well with this.
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Post by: NHC50 on August 03, 2012, 02:57:25 AM
I like it Anita,  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Val on August 03, 2012, 06:12:01 PM
Looks great Anita. Well done.   O0    :clap:
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Post by: nolan on August 03, 2012, 08:53:04 PM
it worked out great without the Viridian Anita  :clap:

Lovely wave, the whole foreground is awesome I certainly wouldn't touch that. I feel there is a lack of detail in the distance though. Add a few more ripples into the distance, that will add movement and extra interest into the area. Especially because that area uses up quite a bit of real estate on the canvas, it is important to add some interest there.

You can also use colour washes to add extra contrasts to the rocks - especially some lovely darks between the rocks O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: NHC50 on August 15, 2012, 02:58:42 PM
Shasha, and Gail nice job on your seascapes. Love the colors.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: NHC50 on August 15, 2012, 03:00:36 PM
Muska, was looking at the beginning of your painting. it is looking good.  O0 O0 Have you finished it?
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: musika on August 15, 2012, 03:12:33 PM
I adapted the sky and sea but the rest is much as you see it. I will get back to it when Nolan gives us a rest and goes on holiday. :)

Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on August 15, 2012, 03:53:33 PM
I adapted the sky and sea but the rest is much as you see it. I will get back to it when Nolan gives us a rest and goes on holiday. :)

Looking forward to seeing this Musika. I'm hoping I can take some of the oil classes next year...assuming I can find some water-soluble oils wherever we are at!   :D

Nolan...take the hint...we want to see Musika's finished painting!   :whistle:  (   :-*  love you   :whistle:)   :2funny:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: anki on August 31, 2012, 07:26:27 PM
What an amazing class. I was taken by such un emoution when I first looked throug the video.   :cloud9: This sea that came out of three colors. Then the lovely waves born from  the riggerbrush! Thank you Nolan for this class  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
   :painting:     Next day I started painting after having slept one night and dreamed about it.  :sleep:
Well here it is now. The sky is a bit overworked although I rubbed it out twice.  I think it is to pink and to much clouds.
I had no riggerbrush and could not find one in my closest artshops, but my little brush was quite ok I think.  Will try to find one  for the future. :detective:
The stones are not so nice. I have to learn more about stones, by going through the classes.   :painting:    One at the time!!! I am so impatient to do them all, but at the same time I want to do it slowly to understand......
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: C.Bodine on August 31, 2012, 08:15:09 PM
 :clap: Anki, your seascape is well done!  Nice colors! 
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Post by: NHC50 on August 31, 2012, 08:51:46 PM
ANKI YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.  O0 O0
NINA  :flowers:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 31, 2012, 09:06:03 PM
Anki - you did a WONDERFUL job on your seascape...great colors!  Yup...you're definitely an addict with the emotions and the dreams...so glad you mentioned it because I was really starting to wonder about myself!  :2funny: :clap: :clap: :clap:  :2funny:  Great job! 
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Post by: polliwag on August 31, 2012, 09:22:57 PM
Nice work, anki! O0
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Post by: Val on August 31, 2012, 11:01:48 PM
Oh ... my ... stars! Your wave and water to the shore is extaordinary.   :clap:   :clap:  I think perhaps with your rocks just a bit more darks. I love your sky and clouds. Marvelous!   :clap:   :clap:
Beautiful work Anki.   O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: anki on August 31, 2012, 11:04:02 PM
   :thankyou:    Bodine, hope you are allright, after that hurrican and that you can go on painting . :smitten: 
   :thankyou:   Nina and Polliwag for your kindness. And last but not least,    :thankyou:    Mary. Waiting for your last painting.   :painting:  Was it the seachell?  :wave:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 31, 2012, 11:09:05 PM
Anki....yes...what a memory!  Working on the rain painting but I have to keep waiting for sections to dry... :2funny:
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Post by: anki on August 31, 2012, 11:18:37 PM
Yes I know Mary. It takes time,    :coffee: but I think it is quite nice to do it in etapes. It's like a good book, you want to keep reading long time.......
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 31, 2012, 11:45:50 PM
Very much so, Anki...savoring...I'm starting to get that I think...I started painting for the first time 6 months ago and I wouldn't even post my paintings for the longest time...I can't believe the things beyond painting our teachers teach us..bit by bit I feel my approach and attitude changing and for as much as I was loving it in the beginning, I love it even more now.  True addict!
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Lillian on September 01, 2012, 05:00:34 AM
Lovely painting, Anki   :smitten:
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Post by: anki on September 01, 2012, 07:12:50 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian :smitten:
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Post by: anki on September 01, 2012, 07:14:54 AM
Mary, I think we have the same feelings....  :smitten:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 01, 2012, 01:54:31 PM
 :1hug:
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Post by: nolan on September 03, 2012, 09:31:04 PM
Great Job Anki  :clap: :clap:
I actually like your rocks. They are the smoother rocks that you get on the shoreline, perfectly normal O0

What I can suggest is to darken the area in front of the wave that is building and about to break (left hand side) to add more contrast between to top and the bottom of the wave, that will make the wave look more transparent at the top O0
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Post by: Pamela Meredith on February 15, 2013, 03:50:04 AM
I used my own beach and photos to do this
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Post by: V on February 15, 2013, 03:58:51 AM
 :wave: Pamela. Great painting! :clap:
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Post by: ImBatman on February 15, 2013, 06:08:24 AM
Wow Pamela, you have your own beach!!!
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Very nice job. Although the birdies get a little lost there...

Batman.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Pamela Meredith on February 15, 2013, 07:01:47 AM
 :thankyou: vj and  :thankyou: ImBatman Yes down the road about 10mins walk and I called Bulli Beach
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on February 16, 2013, 09:57:59 PM
great job Pamela, you have great movement in the wave  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Pamela Meredith on February 16, 2013, 10:04:06 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Katiew on March 06, 2013, 05:17:00 AM
Hi
I my preference is too paint in acrylics and I see that the seascape tutorial is for oil paintings. Can I still use this tutorial for acrylics or is there another tutorial for acylic seascape somewhere else in here?
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 06, 2013, 06:09:59 AM
I've been told oil and acrylics use the same style only the mediums are different
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Post by: Val on March 06, 2013, 08:49:30 AM
 O0
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Post by: Val on March 06, 2013, 08:51:24 AM
Brilliant Pamela  :clap:   :clap:  Love the colouring, beautiful water and sky.  O0
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Post by: Maryna on March 06, 2013, 09:27:50 AM
yes you can use it just like oils. There is a class using acrylics as oils, maybe check it out, there is loads of info that will help you.
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Katiew on March 06, 2013, 06:12:46 PM
Thank you.   :)
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Post by: nolan on March 06, 2013, 07:17:57 PM
the only difference is instead of adding medium to the paint, you will add water when using acrylics. The actual painting techniques are identical  O0

In the free oil / acrylic course there is a class where I show you the differences and how to handle them  :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Katiew on March 09, 2013, 07:50:07 AM
Hi,
I am following the Seascape tutorial. My horizon is 1/3 up the canvas - so its lower than the tutorial horizon (I painted the sky first after watching 'painting skies' then I watched the seascape tutorial) So now i'm wanting to paint the sea from the 'Seascape' example but I think I will have to be in the sitting position now there is a lot of sky ? (at least I think thats what I have to do).

My question is:  Do I paint less sea and more rocks? (i.e., do I condense the sea a bit more) and I will probably only see the main wave from that position now?? Not the smaller one in front as well??  Any thoughts would be appreciated  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on March 09, 2013, 11:07:21 AM
Hi Katie... first thing we need to know, is where you are in relation to the horizon. What is your elevation...are you down level at the water's edge or a bit above looking down? Do you want to express the idea that you are close at the water's edge, or more distant. All of these things will reflect in what you want to project in your painting. You decide how you want to approach it. It all comes down to your point of view. Hope I've made sense here, look forward to seeing your creation.  O0
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Katiew on March 10, 2013, 04:27:53 AM
Hi Val, I think I will be sitting...maybe next to the rocks.. I painted the sky first and have to now work out where I am in relation to my horizon.  :-\
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: nolan on March 11, 2013, 08:20:35 PM
You could always change the rocks so that they are smaller. As you are now lower down, you will also see more "through" the wave as you are looking at it more face on
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Post by: Katiew on March 23, 2013, 01:49:36 AM
Hi
Here is my Painting skies and seascape combined painting.

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Post by: pjeagle70 on March 23, 2013, 02:16:05 AM
Love the water. You did a great job!  :painting:
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Post by: NHC50 on March 23, 2013, 02:52:51 AM
Katie very pretty.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on March 23, 2013, 03:24:39 AM
Very nice painting Katie O0
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Post by: polliwag on March 23, 2013, 03:30:38 AM
Katie, I think you have done a great job on this!  Very pretty.
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Post by: lynn p. on March 23, 2013, 03:34:07 AM
Katie-That is a beautiful, subtle sky and the water is super realistic.  Great job.
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Post by: Katiew on March 23, 2013, 05:49:41 AM
Hi Nolan and Val,
I painted the rocks smaller as you suggested to get a best fit perspective (seeing I had my sky painted first from the painting skies tutorial)

I'm curious what the perspective looks like- standing , sitting , looking down. I kinda get standing on rocks looking down...but the horizen is telling another story??

I posted the finished painting in here under Katies painting.

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Post by: Val on March 23, 2013, 10:34:04 AM
 :heeha: BRILLIANT!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Superb job on the sky and water.  O0 Excellent colourings, shadings...what can I say.......Lovely seascape.   :congrats:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2013, 02:31:16 PM
 O0 O0 O0  Katie you did a MARVELLOUS job.  My word, I think it is fantastic.  I have such a struggle with the sea. My ten year old grand-daughter recently asked me to paint her a beach scene.  Oh! Heavens what an uphill battle. Anyway, I did it for her but was not happy with the outcome.  She was ecstatic so that consoled me but I plan to do her another one.  Practice makes perfect so they say.  Anyway, you have aced it and how proud you can be of yourself.  Good for you.  Patricia
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Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2013, 02:34:01 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Wow Pamela, Initially I thought it was a photograph until I enlarged it.  Wonderful painting.  You can be so happy with yourself.  Excellent work.  Patricia
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Post by: Katiew on March 23, 2013, 06:49:21 PM
Waow, thank you so much for your comments everybody .

 I kind of wasn't sure until I got feedback comments. This certainly makes me want to keep going. There were moments while painting it that I felt like "hiding it away" to try again another day... :sweat:  :) haha
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 25, 2013, 10:06:47 PM
i am late ,its great :flowers:
maria
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Post by: Katiew on March 25, 2013, 11:40:04 PM
i am late ,its great :flowers:
maria


 :)
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Post by: ohio1959 on March 25, 2013, 11:50:18 PM
Nice painting Katie! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on March 27, 2013, 08:21:53 PM
beautiful Katie - great movement in the waves and good colour mixing too  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on March 27, 2013, 08:23:38 PM
with the rocks smaller it now looks like you are standing on the beach looking out at the sea, so good job adjusting the perspective there - that was a great lesson you learnt  :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: musika on June 10, 2013, 11:49:10 PM
I never got around to finishing the seascape and haven't painted since Nolan went on "holiday" in November. Little did I know when I said that!
Anyway, I have started painting again this week and here is my effort at a seascape which I got from PMP. I think it is pretty much finished. Any suggestions?


Forgot to mention: this is oil paint (Michael Harding and Williamsburg with Zest-it and walnut oil medium) rather than my usual WMOs.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 11, 2013, 01:31:20 AM
Nice work, Musika.

Did you find it hard to paint rocks.  I HATE doing rocks.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Val on June 11, 2013, 02:50:56 PM
I think perhaps a bit more colour/shading in the splash itself. A bit of splatter off the top of the splash as well.

I especially like the rock on the RH side, great colouring there.  O0

Well done Ray  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post by: polliwag on June 11, 2013, 02:57:49 PM
Ray, I was looking at this last night; and I was thinking similar thoughts as Val.  The water below has the foamy look while the spray appears to be flat and not quite connected.  Just a few splashes should make it better.
...I like your smiley face in the pool. :)
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Post by: nolan on June 11, 2013, 09:43:39 PM
at least one of us has picked up a brush again - I am starting to get withdrawal symptoms already  :crazy2:

Great painting Ray. I especially like the right hand rock - lots of texture and detail.
I agree with Val that you can add more contrasts to the spray though  O0
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Post by: Val on June 11, 2013, 10:31:20 PM
Contrasts  :heeha: that was the word I was looking for! (colours/shading) I almost had it.  :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on June 13, 2013, 10:14:39 PM
agreed Ray  O0
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Post by: Lillian on June 14, 2013, 02:25:29 AM
Good job showing the wave crashing against the rock and the sea foam in the foreground.   :twothumbs:


You're almost there,  :gl2:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2013, 11:47:40 PM
This was painted from Nolan's seascape lesson.  Didn't put in as many rocks though.

This seascape was a good learning experience.  Have to practice more waves.

I used an inexpensive canvas, as you can see by the bumpy spots along the left side.

Is my wave to bright, considering how dark my sky is?


Suggestions for improvement gratefully accepted.

aloha

mea
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Post by: NHC50 on August 21, 2013, 02:03:30 AM
Not bad Mea, I have not even got this far. I have the lessons, But watercolor has kept me busy. :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: NHC50 on August 21, 2013, 02:05:40 AM
wow that is weird Ray. I am not allowed to see your painting.  :'( :'( I guess you have to have secret code.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 21, 2013, 02:06:56 AM
Thanks, Nina.  I enjoyed doing a seascape for a change.  Lot easier than some of the other things I've been doing.

May try some water color this evening, just to see what it's all about.

aloha

mea
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Post by: musika on August 21, 2013, 11:40:55 AM
Mmm, don't know how that happened, Nina. Here it is again - especially for you.
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Post by: Lillian on August 21, 2013, 01:50:56 PM
Mea, nice job on the seascape.  I haven't done it, so I'm not the best one to give constructive feedback.


It looks to be very well done to me.   :clap: :clap: :clap:



I get all the classes as well, watercolour and oils but I don't do all the lessons.  :blush: I'm not a good example for a Paintbasket member!  :thumbdown:

I learn a lot by watching the videos and the pdf's are so great to have.

I'm really good at spending too much time on the forum.  :2funny:

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 21, 2013, 02:44:14 PM
Thanks, Lillian.  I'll practice more on making waves.

I, too, spend too much time on the forum when I should be painting.  But, everyone works so hard on their paintings that I like to be sure they get some feedback (even if I can't always over some constructive advice).

aloha

mea

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 21, 2013, 03:06:44 PM
Ray

Having just done a sea scape, I can really appreciate yours.  Nice wave splashing up!!


Great color mix in the foreground water.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Germa on August 21, 2013, 05:40:00 PM
Lovely painting Mea, my eyes have just one problem; they make the wave move back into the sea, instead forward, on the shore.
I don't know why that is happening, maybe it's just my eyes.  :D
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Post by: nolan on August 21, 2013, 09:05:10 PM
well done Mea, looks great.

I know what the problem is that Germa is talking about:
The curve of the wave is not shown correctly. The lines of foam running up the wave as it curves are straight on your painting instead of curved. Take another look at mine and you will see how the lines formed by the foam run.

I also feel you can actually light the top, thin part of the wave a bit more.  O0
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2013, 06:28:54 AM
Thanks, Nolan. 

Yes, I can see now what both you and Germa are saying and appreciate your advice.

Next one will be better.

aloha

mea
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Post by: ohio1959 on September 22, 2013, 01:43:38 PM
This is one of those days where you take a class and nothing seems to go right? Has anyone else had one of those days? Well even though things were totally off that day, I decided to stick with the class and see what happens. I made a mistake on the rocks and I kept trying to fix them. Low-n-behold they started blooming like mushrooms! ;D  Even though my painting turned out different, I did learn something new by continuing painting. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it don't.
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Post by: Bhavna on September 22, 2013, 02:25:01 PM
Here is my try on seascape :)
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Post by: scouserl41 on September 22, 2013, 02:54:17 PM
Wow that's great Bhavna, the translucent water and the clouds make it really realistic.
You should be very proud of that one.
Brian
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 03:07:04 PM
Bhavna,

Your seascape is very nice.  Your wave is really nice - like how you used some of the soft purple from the sky reflecting in the wave.  Love the seagulls.

aloha

mea
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 03:11:05 PM
Ohio1959

I really like your seascape.  Your rocks look just like the lava rock we have here in Hawaii, so they are totally realistic.

Great sky; great surf.


Glad you didn't give up on this one.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Fencepost on September 22, 2013, 03:52:03 PM
Spectacular sky! Overall a very nice seascape. Glad you hung in there!  :clap:
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Post by: Germa on September 22, 2013, 05:02:57 PM
Great sea colour, love your sky!
Glad you didn't gave up.
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Post by: Germa on September 22, 2013, 05:05:12 PM
Great job Bhavna!
Beautiful painting, translucent waves.
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Post by: dennis on September 22, 2013, 05:11:40 PM
Great movement of the waves :clap: :clap: :clap: O0
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Post by: dennis on September 22, 2013, 05:14:21 PM
Nothing to be ashamed of :clap: :clap: :clap: I love the surf - brilliant O0
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Post by: Fencepost on September 22, 2013, 05:50:00 PM
Beautiful!!!!  :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on September 22, 2013, 07:45:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bhavna, I don't often wonder to the oil/acrylic forum because I am totally into watercolor only but I could not help coming to have a look at your MAGNIFICENT seascape painting.  Wow, you have blown my socks off.  It is absolutely fantastic.  I am so very pleased for you and you must be very proud. Congratulations. Patricia
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Post by: Val on September 22, 2013, 07:48:44 PM
 :heeha: This is your try? I wish my 'tries' were half as good! Fantastic work Bhavna  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ohio1959 on September 22, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea,  :thankyou: Fencepost,  :thankyou:  Germa and  :thankyou:  Dennis. I was taught to never give up and if you fall down 7 times you get back up 8. Thank You all for the encouragement to keep going.
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Post by: Bhavna on September 23, 2013, 12:05:11 AM
 :thankyou:  Brain

 :thankyou:  Mea
 :thankyou: Germa
 :thankyou: Dennis
 :thankyou: Fencepost
 :thankyou: Patricia
 :thankyou: Val
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Post by: ohio1959 on September 23, 2013, 12:43:48 AM
Very Nice Painting Bhavna!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on September 23, 2013, 01:29:34 AM
WOW !!!  Love it, Bhavna!!!   :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Germa on September 23, 2013, 11:29:58 AM
Maybe just a little black on the tip of the bird's wings?
It would make them real seagulls ;)
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Post by: Bhavna on September 23, 2013, 05:50:43 PM
 :thankyou: Ohio1959
 :thankyou: Lillian
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Post by: nolan on September 23, 2013, 08:11:38 PM
excellent seascape. Great movement in the water. What I especially like is your sky  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 23, 2013, 08:15:06 PM
I am glad you pushed on and completed the painting. Even though the large wave in your version is smaller, it is still 100% realistic and I can hear the wave rumbling along towards the shore line :clap: :clap: :clap:

I agree that a little black on the tips of the seagull's wings will help to bring them out  O0

I would also just add a few more contrasts into the rocks to define the planes a bit more.

Well done on a great seascape  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Bhavna on September 23, 2013, 11:57:00 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan. I was actually worried that my sky doesn't looks like your's :crazy2:
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Post by: ohio1959 on September 24, 2013, 01:25:55 AM
Thanks Germa and Nolan for the advice on the seagull's (adding the black tips).  :thankyou: Nolan for the suggestion of adding more contrast to my rocks and defining the planes. I will definitely do both and agree it will make it look much better. Thanks to all for the compliments. I keep trying and with every lesson, I learn a lot.
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Post by: Germa on September 24, 2013, 08:04:48 AM
That's what so great about it; you painted your own sky. ;)
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Post by: JayJ on September 24, 2013, 07:50:00 PM
Great painting Bhavna!
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Post by: lynn p. on September 24, 2013, 08:05:03 PM
Bhavna--This is just a flat out winner.  The way you captured the light coming through the tops of the waves in my favorite part  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 25, 2013, 09:10:38 PM
you don't need or even want your sky, etc. to look like mine. Remember that I am teaching the techniques required to paint any scene like this, not the techniques to copy my painting exactly O0
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Post by: Katiew on September 26, 2013, 12:02:49 AM
Nice painting.  :)
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Post by: Bhavna on September 28, 2013, 02:52:04 PM
 :thankyou: Ketiew, Lynn ,Zyan
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Post by: Harwant on November 01, 2013, 11:25:40 PM
These 2 lessons were most instructive and enjoyable.Thanks Nolan.

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Post by: Val on November 02, 2013, 01:35:10 AM
Well done Harwant. Love the sky and the reflection on the near section of the wave.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on November 02, 2013, 10:36:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, what an excellent painting.  It is so well done.  Good for you Harwant.  Patricia
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 02, 2013, 12:01:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:fantastic job Harwant
maria
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Post by: Harwant on November 02, 2013, 01:31:18 PM
Thanks Val, Patricia and Maria. It is very encouraging.
Harwant.
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Post by: NHC50 on November 02, 2013, 02:50:44 PM
Harwant, great job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Germa on November 02, 2013, 05:34:15 PM
Well done Harwant, beautiful seascape!
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Post by: Harwant on November 02, 2013, 06:42:23 PM
 :thankyou: Nina and Germa.Your comments are very much appreciated.I wish I had more time to participate in the forum.
Harwant.
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Post by: liz on November 03, 2013, 02:26:59 AM
I love the colors, clouds in the sky, wave form and wave action, reflections and depth perspective.  In the foreground you can see the water receding as well.  Beautiful seascape and water spray and splashes on rocks!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
~Liz
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on November 03, 2013, 12:28:33 PM
again i am coming back to your seascape,i love the wave and the cloudy sky
maria
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Post by: Harwant on November 03, 2013, 05:12:17 PM
Thanks Liz and Maria.these 2 lessons taught me a lot.I find Nolan's explanations make it easier to follow the painting.
Harwant.
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Post by: lynn p. on November 03, 2013, 05:39:49 PM
Wow harwant, I am transported to the sea. Thanks!
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Post by: Tania on November 04, 2013, 01:39:37 AM
Beautiful, Harwant!!
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Post by: nolan on November 04, 2013, 07:20:32 PM
another beautifully executed painting Harwant. I especially like the wave reflection and the rocks  :clap: :clap: :clap:

One problem I do see though is the curl in the wave shown by the foam lines. As the wave builds the lines start off straight (on the left in this painting), but as the wave gets higher and rounder, the lines curve more and more until the wave breaks to "complete the circle". Take another look at my foam in my painting O0
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Post by: Harwant on November 05, 2013, 10:24:24 PM
Thanks Nolan.I see what you mean. I am away from home for a month,will revise on return.thanks once again.
Harwant.
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Post by: brony on November 22, 2013, 12:28:17 AM
hi all haven,t been around for a while as i have had a work contract to complete, yet was able recently to get back in my studio and finish my seascape. i just loved doing this painting. hope u like :) :) :)
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Post by: Val on November 22, 2013, 12:40:15 AM
 :heeha: This is gorgeous Brony  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Even though I'm not the biggest fan of a stormy sky at sea, this is marvelous! Excellent colourings  O0    :boat:
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Post by: brony on November 22, 2013, 12:46:57 AM
thanks val, i think painting water and movement is my niche. i really enjoyed the exsperience in painting this!!! :) :)
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Post by: NHC50 on November 22, 2013, 03:09:51 AM
Brony this beautiful. Love the colors.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 22, 2013, 06:01:39 AM
Wow, Brony, great seascape.  Sea, sky, rocka - all so well done.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Germa on November 22, 2013, 03:23:41 PM
Beautiful sea scape Brony!
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Post by: Pebble on November 22, 2013, 05:16:24 PM
I love this Brony, the sea is fabulous  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on November 22, 2013, 08:00:55 PM
I can clearly see you enjoyed this painting Brony.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I especially like the rolling wave and rocks - superb - you can feel and "see" the movement :congrats:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 21, 2013, 11:42:14 AM

Acrylic on canvas 50.8x76.2cm
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 21, 2013, 03:57:44 PM
Surf's up, Zilpa!!  Great painting.  I can hear the surf crashing from my studio window today and from your painting, I can see it, too.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Germa on December 21, 2013, 04:08:43 PM
 :clap:
Great surf wave Zilpa!

(You have a very Dutch last name, saw on your blog you were born in Amsterdam).
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Post by: Val on December 21, 2013, 08:01:32 PM
This is brilliant Zilpa.  :heeha: Fantastic wave  :wave:       :clap: :clap: :clap:    Great colourings in the water and lots of spray!  :yippee: Loaded with action!  Super job.  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on December 21, 2013, 08:14:57 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Germa and Val, I must admit there are a couple of failed attempts under the finished product, but then that's a great way to learn.
Yes Germa I am Dutch, we moved to Australia when I was 8 almost 50 years ago. Obviously English is now my preferred language but I can still speak, read and write dutch maybe not perfectly but enough to get by.
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Post by: Happychappy on December 21, 2013, 09:52:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely wave Zilpa.  Makes me wish for some sunshine instead of this snow.  I love the colours you always use in your paintings.  Patricia
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Post by: Zilpa on December 21, 2013, 10:04:06 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia, I always try to get away with a limited palette. That way I challenge myself to create the colours I want to end up with.
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Post by: nolan on December 21, 2013, 10:13:18 PM
good movement and colours Zilpa :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 22, 2013, 05:39:21 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan  :painting:
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Post by: Lillian on December 22, 2013, 11:34:30 PM
Well done, Zilpa!  Very pretty!   :smitten:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 23, 2013, 03:07:33 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian  :flowers:  :painting:
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Post by: Zilpa on December 26, 2013, 09:32:08 AM
Oil on canvas 50.8x76,2cm
I flipped the photo and changed to oils.
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Post by: Val on December 26, 2013, 03:07:13 PM
I knew something was different!  :D Had me going for a minute!  ;D

Love the colourings, I feel safe in saying I think you have really got a feel for painting water...in any medium!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 26, 2013, 03:59:00 PM
Zilpa,

There's many a surfer that would love to ride that wave!

Nice work.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on December 27, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea, I like using oil this time of year mainly because acrylics dry too quick, I know I can make a wet palette but I prefer using my ceramic tile without trying to scrape paint off paper without ripping it.
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Post by: Denise808 on December 27, 2013, 01:43:45 AM
Wow! that's NICE!!
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Post by: nolan on January 07, 2014, 11:14:10 PM
I prefer the second one, but I suppose that is to be expected as you always tend to do better the second time around, well done Zilpa :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on January 08, 2014, 01:15:03 AM
 :thankyou: Denise and Nolan. Hopefully you will like my 3rd even better. I have just done the background in acrylic but will start the actual wave in oil after lunch
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Post by: Val on January 09, 2014, 03:49:14 PM
Really looking forward to seeing #3  O0
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Post by: nolan on January 09, 2014, 08:13:37 PM
 :gl:
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Post by: Luba on July 02, 2014, 02:46:00 PM
First time for clouds and waves. It looked so easy when Nolan did it, but actually was very hard. :sweat: :sweat:
Nolan, you are like a wizard. I don't know how you do it. I don't really like it but my husband does.
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Post by: Fencepost on July 02, 2014, 03:07:05 PM
Nicely done, Luba!  :clap: I like it.  :)
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 02, 2014, 04:09:54 PM
You should like it Luba it very beautifull, great job on the waves. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: JayJ on July 02, 2014, 04:41:25 PM
Luba this is beuatiful!...I love it!
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Post by: Bhavna on July 02, 2014, 06:11:01 PM
Lovely painting  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on July 02, 2014, 06:12:43 PM
Beautiful painting. I like you rolling wave :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 02, 2014, 06:22:37 PM
That wave is excellent and I admire the way you painted the rocks especially the ones with the water rushing on them.  A really wonderful painting!  O0 O0 :smitten:
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 02, 2014, 06:24:21 PM
This is well done Luba.  I love the wave and the movement.  Overall a good painting. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: May lynn on July 02, 2014, 07:16:05 PM
Dear Luba;

I too think you have created a lovely seascape. 

The seagulls seem to be flying very low and maybe a little
too close together.  Just a thought, your the artist.

Great job for your first!!!!     :painting:  :painting:  :painting:

May lynn
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 02, 2014, 08:16:49 PM
Brony Like it!!! No,  ;D   LOVE IT  :congrats: :clap: :clap: :clap: you did an excellent  :painting: waves, splashes, rocks and all.
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Post by: sally13 on July 02, 2014, 10:34:47 PM
This painting is just brilliant, I can actually feel this one. :clap:
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Post by: nolan on July 02, 2014, 11:41:12 PM
I think you have done a wonderful job Luba, you can be very proud of this painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
I quite like that the seagulls are flying very low, I often see them doing that, so for me it adds drama to the painting.
One thing to look out for in the future though is the straight line at the top of the wave - waves are always building or breaking, so that line will be wavy. Look carefully at mine and you will see what I have done. Having said that, also be careful to not go in the opposite direction and make those changes too sudden / too dramatic. Water has surface tension so the molecules stick together, which doesn't allow them to change direction / angle too quickly
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Post by: dnaleri3 on July 03, 2014, 01:15:30 AM
That is an amazing painting. I love the sky and the waves. Good job with it all.
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Post by: dnaleri3 on July 03, 2014, 01:19:03 AM
That is a terrific painting. I love the clouds. You did a great job for your first time. The water is very dramatic and well done.
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Post by: Luba on July 03, 2014, 05:39:16 PM
 :clap: :clap: Good job, Brony. Better than mine for sure. You even did all the foam in the front, which I found very difficult.
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Post by: JayJ on July 03, 2014, 09:45:34 PM
Beuatiful painting Brony...love the colours!
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Post by: liz on July 04, 2014, 05:01:50 PM
WOW!  Absolutely gorgeous!  You did a super job with the light effects!
  I SO LOVE SEASCAPES!  I love the ocean. period.  I wish I lived where I could have an ocean view! 
 :clap: :clap: :clap: GOOD JOB!!!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
-Liz
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Post by: Sherri on September 29, 2014, 08:38:26 PM
My painting for this lesson. Please let me know how to improve

Thanks Sherri

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Post by: ncwren on September 29, 2014, 11:18:48 PM
The water is beautifully done!  :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 30, 2014, 12:02:32 AM
Wow this is very well done Sherri, the water over the rocks are like beautifull droplets glissining and the waves excellent.   :yippee:
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Post by: nolan on September 30, 2014, 07:33:36 PM
well done Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:
what does bother me is the two "clouds" on the crest of the wave to the left of the main wave.  They start and end too quickly, let them tapper off to each end O0
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Post by: Sherri on October 01, 2014, 08:13:01 PM
Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments.

Nolan - I think I fixed the problem with my "clouds" on the crest of my wave.  I think it looks better now.  Did I get it right???

Thanks Sherri

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Post by: Danielle123 on October 01, 2014, 08:34:15 PM
So, so, so beautiful :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 02, 2014, 08:35:11 PM
there you go :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sherri on October 02, 2014, 09:29:11 PM
Thanks Nolan  Appreciate your help!!

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Loved this lesson!!

Sherri
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Post by: dirk123 on October 19, 2014, 09:21:26 AM

A seascape for a change.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 19, 2014, 10:02:52 AM
Wow, Dirk, this seascape looks great.

Sherri, just saw yours, too.  Excellent.

Looks like I have a lot of catching up to.

aloha

mea
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Post by: ncwren on October 19, 2014, 03:41:17 PM
Great job Dirk  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 19, 2014, 07:55:52 PM
well done Dirk :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just the wave foam lines are too straight where the wave is about to break, they need to curl a bit more O0
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Post by: NHC50 on October 29, 2014, 01:58:41 PM
Luba, Sherri, Dirk well done guys.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 04, 2015, 01:31:22 PM
My very first seascape and I think the last. Looked so much easier than actually painting it. :-\
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 04, 2015, 03:58:19 PM
Louisa,

All the elements are well done.  I think it's just the color of the water being too different from the sky that keeps it from all working together.

I love the rocks, waves, and sky - even the ocean looks good - just too green.  Can you wash it with the sky color? 

Don't give up on seascapes - this is fundamentally good.

aloha

mea
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Post by: ncwren on March 04, 2015, 04:11:11 PM
  :clap:
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Post by: Bellarina on March 04, 2015, 04:29:27 PM
Beautiful Louisa!!!!
I don't think the ocean looks too green to me.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 04, 2015, 05:06:57 PM
Thank you Robin, Natalie and Mea. I don't understand the diff in colours, I did everything Nolan said but you can see the result. I'm glad I did it but that's it. No more seascapes for me. :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Bellarina on March 04, 2015, 07:12:11 PM
I hope you reconsider seascapes Louisa.  This is really beautiful
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 04, 2015, 07:41:25 PM
Robin my dear friend, if you look at Nolan's painting you will see what I mean, even the colours are all wrong. Maybe tomorrow I will have a change of heart. But thank you very much. :hug: :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on March 04, 2015, 07:51:18 PM
I think you have done a great job, especially with the clouds and breaking wave :clap: :clap: :clap:

To change colours is easy, just wait for it to dry, then use colour washes to adjust the colours O0
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 04, 2015, 07:58:17 PM
Thanks Nolan, now I can paint the birds, I feel better about my seascape now. :hug:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 26, 2015, 07:58:09 AM
this is my part 1 of seascape any comments so far please
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 26, 2015, 03:33:20 PM
Maria,

This is coming along well.  Maybe vary the cloud formations a bit more.

This is going to be lovely when done.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 26, 2015, 05:14:55 PM
 :thankyou:Mea

this clouds looks tooo hevy and i am thinking how to reper it
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Post by: nolan on May 26, 2015, 08:45:33 PM
everything looks great so far, just change the cloud formations, there is too much repetition  O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on May 27, 2015, 02:10:29 AM
louisa Nice Painting
Aniz look good so far.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 27, 2015, 06:19:59 AM
Thanks Danielle. :flowers: :hug:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 27, 2015, 03:44:48 PM
 :thankyou:Nolan and Danielle
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Post by: Fig Artist on May 28, 2015, 07:21:25 PM
 Aniz I think it looks great so far, and I love your rocks. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bellarina on May 29, 2015, 09:25:58 AM
Looking good Aniz, keep at it, going to be a terrific painting soon.
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Post by: TennMom on June 29, 2015, 06:32:01 PM
My take on the seascape. Helpful comments appreciated.  :)

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Post by: nolan on June 29, 2015, 09:03:58 PM
beautiful crashing wave :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
I would like to see the sea near the horizon becoming lighter so that the effect of distance is more pronounced O0
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Post by: TennMom on June 30, 2015, 12:37:28 AM
Thank you Nolan.  :)  I'll see what I can do.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 30, 2015, 11:22:42 AM
Linda,

Lovely seascape.  I have the same problem when I do the horizon.  Nolan is right - go light.

aloha

mea
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Post by: TennMom on June 30, 2015, 06:49:37 PM
Thank you Mea.  It is looking better.  What a difference the lighter value made!
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Post by: TennMom on July 11, 2015, 03:39:38 PM
Corrected horizon with lighter value.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 11, 2015, 05:30:05 PM
Looking good, Linda.

aloha

mea
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Post by: ncwren on July 11, 2015, 05:59:24 PM
Beautiful work Linda!  :clap:
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Post by: TennMom on July 11, 2015, 08:48:47 PM
Thank you Mea and Natalie!
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Post by: Val on July 11, 2015, 11:45:58 PM
 :heeha: Beautiful Linda.  O0 Nice work on the horizon.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on July 12, 2015, 01:40:06 AM
Nice painting Linda.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TennMom on July 13, 2015, 01:45:02 AM
Thank you Val and Danielle!
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Post by: nolan on July 13, 2015, 09:51:20 PM
much better, just look at how much more distance you have now :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: TennMom on July 16, 2015, 05:13:31 PM
Thank you Nolan.  It does look better and I am pleased with it.
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on July 20, 2015, 08:48:23 AM
Linda I hate seascapes, yours is beautiful.  :flowers:
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Post by: Val on July 21, 2015, 01:39:53 PM
 :nono:   Louisa   :knuppel2: ....  :2funny:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on July 27, 2015, 03:33:15 PM
Val you scared me, luckily you are very far away from me.  :hug: :hug:
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Post by: Val on July 27, 2015, 08:52:27 PM
Sorry Louisa,  :1hug: ..... Lloyd says I'm scary sometimes too!  :eyesclosed:    :2funny:
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 23, 2015, 05:59:47 AM
Well I have finally finished my seascape. :sweat: loved doing this one and I am fairly happy with how it looks. Now that I have looked back at the last 4 or so paintings on this discussion I can see some changes I can make to improve. Thanks to Dirk and Louisa I can see I need to add more nooks and crannies   :o to my rocks. And after looking at Linda's crashing wave I think I can see how to improve my wave. You guys rock!  :yippee: :not_worthy: :not_worthy:

Any other thoughts and suggestions much appreciated  :smitten:

Oh and my horizon is straight according to the ruler I have held against it,  :whistle: ;D I don't know why the photo keeps looking wavy??  :confused: :confused:

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 23, 2015, 06:54:03 AM
Beautiful waves, Lisa.  Maybe the camera is the culprit - distorting the horizon.

Your rocks are well shaped , but, yes, could use some nooks and crannies.

So glad to see you back at art again.

aloha

mea

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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 23, 2015, 07:16:03 AM
 
:thankyou:

Thank you Mea, I hope to get back to it tomorrow after work and touch up a few bits.

(Ps made the "thank you" move as due to the glitch it sends Nolan across the page at the moment and I really wanted to watch that  :2funny: 8)  ;D )
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Post by: Val on August 23, 2015, 01:34:07 PM
That's our Nolan, always on the go....never know where he'll pop up!   :2funny:
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Post by: dirk123 on August 23, 2015, 03:58:33 PM
Well done, Lisa. Your wave is superb.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 23, 2015, 04:04:07 PM
Hee, hee, hope Nolan does not get dizzy going round and round the loop.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 23, 2015, 10:20:18 PM
 :thankyou: Dirk  :)

Hee, hee, hope Nolan does not get dizzy going round and round the loop.

 ;D Mea, I cleared my history as Ray suggested and all seems to be back to normal but it was funny.  ;D ;D :2funny:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 23, 2015, 11:08:59 PM
The funniest things happen in Cyperspace!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on August 24, 2015, 09:19:20 PM
(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=5248;type=avatar)

like that?

PS - great job with your seascape Lisa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

just one change - the shadow the large wave casts - as the sun is from left to right, remove the shadow to the left of the wave and leave the shadow in front O0
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 25, 2015, 12:28:36 AM
 
([url]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=5248;type=avatar[/url])

like that


:2funny:  :2funny: :2funny: yes! That's it exactly  ;D

Thanks for that removing the shadow makes sense I will repost with all changes soon.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 25, 2015, 12:51:58 AM
NOLAN - MAN ON THE MOVE!!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 25, 2015, 05:27:23 AM
NOLAN - MAN ON THE MOVE!!!

Mea you can see why I made the "thank you" move  ;D I just had to see that
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 25, 2015, 06:39:23 AM
Okay so here is my seascape painting with the suggested changes.  What do you think now? Thanks for the comments I really love how it has turned out and enjoyed painting for myself again and having the time to be back on PB  ;D :yippee:

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Post by: Val on August 25, 2015, 12:28:48 PM
 :heeha: Now you've really gained dimension!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   The rocks look so much better, beautiful correction on the wave shadow.  O0

Excellent work Lisa  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 25, 2015, 04:38:19 PM
Nice work there, girl!!

The wave is fantastic and your rocks now have more dimension.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 25, 2015, 07:42:02 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Mea for your wonderful support. I am going to hang this one in my lounge  :)
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Post by: nolan on August 25, 2015, 09:23:34 PM
there you go - sorted :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 26, 2015, 01:15:16 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan
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Post by: JayJ on August 26, 2015, 09:50:17 AM
Lovely waves!
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 26, 2015, 10:10:02 AM
 :thankyou: Zayn
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on August 27, 2015, 09:55:25 PM
I like your waves and rocks
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 28, 2015, 09:11:23 AM
 :thankyou: Maria  :)
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 01, 2015, 12:49:58 AM
Lisa what an improvement fron your previous one.  looks great, beautiful colours, beautiful waves.   :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 01, 2015, 06:10:59 AM
 :thankyou: so much Danielle I really appreciate the comment  :) :flowers:
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Post by: Tracey de Klerk on September 03, 2015, 04:49:21 PM

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Post by: Danielle123 on September 03, 2015, 09:47:22 PM
Lovely water, waves and rocks Tracey.   The only thing that is to similar are the clouds,  maybe a bit of white near the tops of the clouds would do the trick.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on September 03, 2015, 09:51:57 PM
great job Tracey :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 04, 2015, 06:14:26 AM
Nice seascape, Tracey.  Great birds.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Zilpa on September 04, 2015, 10:10:33 AM
Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on September 04, 2015, 11:36:25 AM
Nicely done Tracey.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tracey de Klerk on September 04, 2015, 07:38:29 PM
 :thankyou:
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Post by: sally13 on September 05, 2015, 08:31:36 AM
Good job Tracey. :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 05, 2015, 07:08:30 PM
I have started the seascape with the clouds using multiple photos for the whole painting.  I have a question about the french ultramarine for my sky.  I find that my ultramarine turns purpleish with the white added.  Is it the same with you all?  Here is the beginning of my painting.  Advice are welcome. 
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 05, 2015, 08:39:31 PM
Hmmm.. Danielle, what is the difference btw Fr. ultramarine and just plain ultramarine blue?  Would one be better than the other?

I have used cobalt blue for some of my skies and I like that look, but I think they were more landscapes than sea scapes.

Sorry, don't think I am much help on this topic.

aloha

mea

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Post by: CSebesta on September 05, 2015, 11:07:37 PM
Danielle,

I actually favor purple or deep blue as a compliment to yellow or orange subject.  Not sure I am of any help, but one vote to go ahead with the rest.  If in the end it doesn't work for you, skies change quickly in real life, and pretty fast on canvas.

More importantly I really like your start.

Looking forward to the 2nd one.

Charles
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 05, 2015, 11:36:26 PM
Hi Danielle, yes I find it does have a purple tone to the French ultramarine blue and like Charles I actually like that tone.  :)

Mea I think they are the same just different companies calling them slightly different names.  :blush:

Danielle as always you are taking the lesson and making it your own and it is already looking great, I am looking forward to seeing the rest.  :clap: I am trying to stretch myself and follow your example and mix up the paintings to make them my own too.  :sweat: :)
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Post by: ncwren on September 06, 2015, 01:30:52 AM
This is going well Danielle.  :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 06, 2015, 12:48:43 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, I don't know why one calls it french ultramarine and an other just ultramarine.  I will go on Lisa's answer.
 :thankyou: Charles for you vote of confidence.   
 :thankyou: Lisa for the encouragement and i know you can make one your own, just take your time and look for pics and "you are eh for away" (like Nolan says).  It takes me a long time to figure one out thought, wish I could just wing it in a flash.
 :thankyou: Natalie for the encouragement. 

 :hug:
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Post by: cyril on September 06, 2015, 04:15:23 PM
 i dont have much knowledge in Oils , however this going to be great Danielle  :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 06, 2015, 06:37:45 PM
 :thankyou: Cyril, for the encouragement.   
I have done more of the wave and more behind (not sure I like it), where it is white it will be wet sand   And i have to complete the sand.

NOLAN I am not sure that all my direction for the waves are correct and should I tone down the land. I probably should do the one you have for the lesson.
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 06, 2015, 07:30:59 PM
Danielle, you just astound me with your work!  :not_worthy: Beautiful  O0 :clap:  :cheering: :cheering: The clouds look so realistic and adding the lighthouse is very cool.
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Post by: JayJ on September 06, 2015, 08:00:57 PM
Nice waves Tracy!
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Post by: JayJ on September 06, 2015, 08:02:43 PM
Beautiful Danielle!!!!
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Post by: nolan on September 06, 2015, 08:27:10 PM
looking great Danielle :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 06, 2015, 11:10:57 PM
Danielle,

What incredible skill you have. Each element looks perfectly done.

My eye sees the lighthouse and rocks almost floating in the sky.  If you added more sand out around the rocks a bit, it might anchor things a bit better.

Regardless, jaw-dropping good.  MASTERFUL!!


aloha

mea
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Post by: sally13 on September 07, 2015, 02:00:51 AM
Beautiful Danielle, this will be lovely when its done. One thing I see is that the rollover of the wave needs to graduate the color more, it seems a bit harsh on the turn. I look forward to the finished painting. :clap:
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Post by: dirk123 on September 07, 2015, 10:47:19 AM
Going very well. Maybe you could consider to break up the wave in the distance a bit. Otherwise it might look too perfect.
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 07, 2015, 07:05:52 PM
Dirk  :thankyou: For noticing the long wave,  i did cut the wave a bit because I also though it was way too long.
 :thankyou: Lisa for the nice comment end encouragement.
 :thankyou: Jay
 :thankyou: Nolan
 :thankyou: Mea,  for the advice,  let me know it it will still look like the rock is floating"  thank you for noticing.
 :thankyou: Sally for the advice I have worked on the wave some more, hope I understood what you meant. TY for noticing.
 

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Post by: dirk123 on September 07, 2015, 07:39:46 PM
It really turned out very well. The wave is guiding the eye towards the tower.
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Post by: nolan on September 07, 2015, 08:43:51 PM
now you have really aced it :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 07, 2015, 10:52:34 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Dirk for the encouraging comments and for the encouragement.  :hug:
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Post by: Fig Artist on October 12, 2015, 06:28:57 AM
Just seen this Danielle, it is really beautiful.  Well done! :clap: :clap:o
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Post by: Annie. on October 12, 2015, 01:33:32 PM
I just saw this.  Beautiful Danielle  :clap:

I alao had the same comment about the blue and started a discussion under Acrylic called ' ultramarine vs. French ultramarine'.  Ray's answers were very helpful to me.

What bran of oil paint do you use?
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Post by: Danielle123 on October 14, 2015, 01:39:22 AM
  :thankyou: Annie,   I use Artisan water mixable oil paint, it is almost odorless and I do not use solvents to clean, just a soap bar for paint  and water.   Works wonderfuly

 :thankyou: Fiona for the encouragement.
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Post by: Zilpa on October 14, 2015, 01:06:30 PM
I agree with Nolan, you have aced it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on October 14, 2015, 06:48:03 PM
 :thankyou: Zilpa.  :-*
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Post by: Val on October 16, 2015, 01:20:46 AM
 :heeha:    :dance:     :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 02, 2016, 06:34:11 PM
PREVIOUSLY POSTED ON OAL

Here is my submission

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Post by: Happychappy on November 02, 2016, 07:30:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely gorgeous Annie but I think it is placed in the wrong spot as it should be in "Lakes, Rivers and Waterfalls".  You are more computer literate than what I am and I know you will be able to switch it.


Patricia
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Post by: Annie. on November 02, 2016, 07:54:21 PM
Thank you Patricia for picking up my boo-boos this am.

Here is the seascape painting:

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 02, 2016, 10:37:52 PM
Nice painting, Annie.

Really good-looking sea foam.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on November 04, 2016, 01:47:24 PM
 :thankyou: Mea  :flowers:
Makes me wish I could be in Kona instead of looking at snow... but it is melting and we expect a beautiful afternoon today.
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Post by: EmmaLee on November 13, 2016, 08:57:38 AM
Great seascape.  :clap:
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Post by: Ribezla on November 13, 2016, 09:24:39 AM
I like your painting, too, Annie.  :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on November 13, 2016, 01:45:41 PM
Thank you Emma Lee  :flowers:
Thank you Sarlota  :flowers:  Nice to hear from you.  Hope all is well.
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Post by: KathyKuz on November 22, 2016, 01:23:37 AM
Annis:  I love the water in your seascape.  The clouds look a little busy.  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: robynann on April 03, 2017, 06:00:36 PM
This is my first seascape. I had a ball painting this but made quite a few mistakes. I did learn a lot. Nolan did a Fab job of explaining as usual.

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Post by: Val on April 04, 2017, 12:33:35 AM
 :eek:   Annie I missed your seascape! I love it. I have seen too many of those days like this with the leaden sea and heavy threatening clouds. You have captured it beautifully.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on April 04, 2017, 12:37:40 AM
Great job for a first seascape Robyn  O0   The clouds seem a bit too uniform, maybe just smoosh (is that a word?) one or two of them together.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on April 04, 2017, 01:22:58 AM
So sorry Kathy, I just saw your reply.  You hit the nail. I kept thinking that the sky and the sea were not in harmony but could not see why.  I am trying to visualize a less busy sky with more pink and less heavy clouds.

Thank you. You comment is much appreciated.
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Post by: Annie. on April 04, 2017, 01:25:46 AM
Robyn, happy you had fun. I find I am having more and more fun with each classes.  You have done quite well for a first.  This was not an easy lesson.  It appears a few of us did not get the sky to fit the ocean.   We will do better next time.
Good job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 04, 2017, 03:16:53 AM
Love the sea colors, Robyann.  Nice work.

aloha

mea
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Post by: robynann on April 04, 2017, 12:31:48 PM
Thanks for the input Val, I thought I had soldiers going across there,lol I will smoosh (it is a word for sure!) some. Thanks Annie and Mea. I just might do this one over in a little bit. Let some time go by first and tackle it again.lol
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Post by: Val on April 04, 2017, 05:50:19 PM
Looking forward to seeing your 'smoosh'!  ;D
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Post by: robynann on April 06, 2017, 12:07:43 AM
I'm a smooshin fool!!  :2funny:
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Post by: Annie. on April 06, 2017, 01:18:51 AM
Okay.. what does 'smooshin'  means?  Google is not helping me.
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Post by: Val on April 06, 2017, 01:36:37 AM
I don't know about google.... but in my terms (in this case) it would be to blend some of the clouds so they touch or join together. Just sounds like more fun if you smoosh!  ::)     :2funny:
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Post by: Annie. on April 06, 2017, 02:01:19 AM
:eek: :pullhair: :banghead: :banghead:

Val you aren't making this easy.  I cannot figure if smooshin is a joke, something funny, goofy, or bad  :confused: :confused: :confused:
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Post by: Val on April 06, 2017, 02:11:57 PM
 :think:   Charge the brush with paint, and just move/push it about until you get the desired effect. It's not a real term (as far as I know), just a 'thing' I do. A bit of fun.

Sorry for the confusion, this is worse than when I used some cockney slang!  :stress:     ::)
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Post by: Annie. on April 06, 2017, 06:17:57 PM
 :smitten:  let us all smoosh the paint ?
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Post by: robynann on April 06, 2017, 10:42:12 PM
I think it's a wonderful day to smoosh!! :2funny:
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Post by: Val on April 07, 2017, 06:10:30 PM
 :yippee:
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 08, 2017, 12:14:49 AM
Very nice, Robynann! :) :) :)
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Post by: robynann on April 08, 2017, 10:26:26 PM
Thanks Steve 
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Post by: Neil Todd on July 01, 2017, 12:29:07 AM
Very tough this one
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Post by: Happychappy on July 01, 2017, 01:35:11 AM




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Wooooooow!!!  Neil, your painting is MAGNIFICENT!  I saw it in the gallery and my eyes came out on stalks. It is excellent.


Patricia
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: TeresaM on July 01, 2017, 06:49:49 AM
There are so many paintings to keep up with on this site.

Neil this one caught my attention. Very well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Val on July 01, 2017, 08:21:11 AM
Fantastic Neil  O0   Great atmosphere.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Win on July 04, 2017, 08:40:32 PM
Great painting  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Neil Todd on July 05, 2017, 04:40:54 PM
 :thankyou: to all you lovely ladies for the feedback
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Post by: EmmaLee on July 05, 2017, 08:24:05 PM
Great painting! You said it was tough, but it looks like you aced it.
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Post by: nolan on July 06, 2017, 10:49:32 PM
you have captured the movement beautifully here Neil, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Zilpa on July 07, 2017, 03:03:05 AM
Well done, beautiful work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: TeresaM on January 29, 2018, 03:07:23 AM
Painted this Seascape while my husband was away for the week. He went to very hot Tamworth for a country western Music Festival so I had the kitchen to myself  :yippee:
Lesson was in Oils but painted it in Acrylics (various brands - some very cheap) as I don't like oil paints. Painted on canvas.
This week it was very hot, each day over 30 deg C. :sweat: so paint kept drying too fast. Very frustrating :tickedoff:
The sky was painted over about 7 times because each time i didn't like they way it turned out.  :uglystupid2:
I found the ocean and the waves a lot easier to paint.
The colour in the attached picture it a bit washed out to the original painting. Original colours are alot darker.
So last night i finally stopped fiddling with the painting, put away the brushes   :coffee: and here it is
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2018, 06:12:58 AM
Lovely work. TeresaM.  Great waves and rocks.

aloha

mea

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Post by: nolan on January 29, 2018, 07:02:05 AM
absolutely fantastic painting, great job Teresa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: EmmaLee on January 29, 2018, 12:11:27 PM
Your ocean painting is beautiful!
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Post by: Elizabeth on January 29, 2018, 01:08:53 PM
Beautiful painting Teresa. Well done!
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Post by: dirk123 on January 29, 2018, 05:03:28 PM
The sea and wave looks great. I remember I did this in oils, which was quite a struggle as well.
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Post by: Val on January 29, 2018, 06:43:20 PM
 :heeha: Banner job Teresa!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on January 30, 2018, 06:07:58 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Val, dirk123, Elizabeth, EmmaLee for all your comments  :hug:
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Nolan you made my heart sing and a big smile was planted on my face  :flowers:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Happychappy on February 01, 2018, 10:28:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Teresa, your seascape is beautiful.   Patricia
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Post by: TeresaM on February 01, 2018, 11:19:59 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia I am happy with it too and now need to varnish it.
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Post by: Zilpa on February 03, 2018, 06:52:14 AM
Great work Neil.
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Post by: robynann on February 03, 2018, 04:20:58 PM
Fabulous work Teresa!!! I did this one and remember it to be a struggle a little bit..
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Post by: TeresaM on February 07, 2018, 10:42:47 PM
Thank you Robynann
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Post by: Cath on February 18, 2018, 10:03:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: That was time well spent, Teresa. 
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Post by: Bill76434 on February 19, 2018, 06:33:05 AM
Great painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: TeresaM on February 20, 2018, 06:09:05 AM
 :thankyou: Cath and Bill
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Post by: linley.plester on February 21, 2018, 04:37:40 AM
Lovely job Teresa..... I'm struggling with acrylics at the moment... seem to be committing every mistake in the book and then some. Seeing this beautiful painting has encouraged me to keep trying. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: TeresaM on February 21, 2018, 06:40:13 AM
 :thankyou: Linley and just think the cooler weather is coming which will make acrylics easier to handle.   :fight:
I was reading your blog about the strawberry painting and i don't gesso my canvases. I take them at their word that it is already primed, but i do have problems with the paints. One layer over another seems to sometimes try to lift off the one underneath  :confused:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: linley.plester on February 21, 2018, 11:10:39 AM
Yep... that's exactly what happened to me.... YouTube suggests that if you add too much water to the paint it dilutes the binder the sticks the acrylic to the canvas. One experienced acrylic painter here in Tasmania says she thins her paint with a mixture of Clear Painting Medium, Retarder or Slow Medium and Unlocking Formula, one third of each, and puts it in her spray bottle instead of water. (She uses Atelier Interactive, like Nolan.) I haven't tried it yet. All these mediums are expensive to buy, even if they do last a long time. The acrylic would work thinned with water on paper because paper is absorbent. There is also something called Absorbent Ground put out by Golden. I've been wondered if it is similar to watercolour ground used to prime canvas so that you can paint watercolour on it. I must try the acrylic on paper trick you mentioned in the Strawberries post.  When I've painted acrylic on paper previously I've always gessoed the paper first.  :2funny:
Title: Re: 18 - Seascapes
Post by: Zilpa on March 29, 2018, 09:48:54 PM
Well done Teresa.  :clap: :clap: :clap: