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Title: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on July 06, 2012, 11:50:43 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future. Thanks.

Download the template we will be using HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson-26-waterfalls-small-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Harald on July 08, 2012, 10:35:18 PM
It`s real fun to try to paint along, I`ll try another one and take my time.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 08, 2012, 10:45:21 PM
Harald, I think you're doing better at painting along!  Very well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Harald on July 08, 2012, 10:54:32 PM
Thank you Lillian, it`s really fun to try and just let it go.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on July 08, 2012, 11:58:07 PM
Excellent for a paint-along  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Karen on July 09, 2012, 12:22:33 AM
Harald, I am impressed with your stamina - and what you've managed to do - I find i have to stop to eat before i post!
I painted along too. I didn't use the template - tried to draw instead and I think i was a bit hasty with my colour mixing - my waterfall is too blue. Another one i will have another try to do.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 09, 2012, 12:33:37 AM
Karen, I'm no longer astonished when I see what you do, I just expect it of you!   :2funny:

You did another very nice paint along.  I'm looking forward to next one.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 09, 2012, 12:47:46 AM
Dennis!  Please don't even bother to scrutinize...this was my first paint-a-long and the only reason I did it was show you as a teeny birthday gift that I was brave enough to try simply because of all the caring, wisdom, instruction and encouragement you've given me.  So, Happy Birthday again and I truly hope you enjoy your laugh...I certainly did as I was in my altered state doing so!  I will try it again next year on your next birthday!  Enjoy your day!




Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: GailBrown on July 09, 2012, 01:49:57 AM
You all did different and nice paintings.  I did paint along too, but I did not have the template available and only decided at the last minute to follow along-just used a scrap of wc paper and quickly pulled out paints & brushes.  For those who think it is too difficult, it actually is fun to paint along because it becomes very intuitive (you simply don't have time to overthink anything).  No I'm not going to post this one since the waterfalls is so convoluted, but I still had fun.  I actually hadn't watched the lst waterfalls lesson, but for some reason my access was blocked when I tried to look at it this am.  Will do that when I get access and will try to do a real painting of this one later as well.  Congratulations all you guys.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on July 09, 2012, 04:50:59 AM
Karen,  :clap: :clap: :clap: your painting is well done, as usual, You added more water going over the waterfall and made it into a slightly different picture. I have absolutely no problem with that whatsoever as  I look at the techniques being used - not a change in composition, etc.

BTW the colour is not too blue as at times the sky reflection can be quite intense. It could also be slightly on the blue-purple side as well.   O0

Mary
PLEASE don't make this the only one in the paint-along  ;) I am so pleased that you had the courage to do so and also to post what you did. For a beginner you have done exceptionally well  :clap: :clap: :clap: I am proud of you for trying  O0

Your rocks on the top left are even better than mine.  You forgot the white strip (highlight) of the water as it flows over the edge.

Don't even worry if you think you have made mistakes - that's not the issue here. You will find that as you continue with the paint-alongs your progress will be faster than usual not only here but also with your normal paintings. There are very much more plusses than minuses in painting along. Won't go into them now.

Looking forward to your next one  :gl: :flowers:

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jennylynn on July 09, 2012, 09:01:29 AM
harald & karen well done on your paintings come to expect this off you two now  :)  well done  as for you mary very well done for your first paint along magnifico!!!!     you did a really good job you are so brave to paint along and you did really really well!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 09, 2012, 09:55:05 AM
What can I say guys ...... stupendous, every one!

 :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:  :clap:   :clap:
 :yippee:   :yippee:   :yippee:   :yippee:   :yippee:   :yippee:   :yippee:

Couldn't help it...the crowd went wild!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 09, 2012, 04:37:02 PM

Mary[/b] PLEASE don't make this the only one in the paint-along  ;) I am so pleased that you had the courage to do so and also to post what you did. For a beginner you have done exceptionally well  :clap: :clap: :clap: I am proud of you for trying  O0

Your rocks on the top left are even better than mine.  You forgot the white strip (highlight) of the water as it flows over the edge.

Don't even worry if you think you have made mistakes - that's not the issue here. You will find that as you continue with the paint-alongs your progress will be faster than usual not only here but also with your normal paintings. There are very much more plusses than minuses in painting along. Won't go into them now.

Looking forward to your next one  :gl: :flowers:
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Ohhhhh, Dennis... :'(......GOOD  :'(.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Your words touch me so deeply.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 09, 2012, 04:38:33 PM
... as for you mary very well done for your first paint along magnifico!!!!     you did a really good job you are so brave to paint along and you did really really well!  O0
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Jennylynn....... :thankyou: so much.... :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 09, 2012, 04:39:47 PM

Couldn't help it...the crowd went wild!   :2funny:
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awwwwww, Val!   :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 09, 2012, 05:58:26 PM
Wow...the "Three Muskateers" did a bang up job!!!  Terrific and such a great outcome. They are beautiful. You can feel the breeze off of them!!
 :clap:    :clap:      :clap:   :flowers:   :flowers:    :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bhavna on July 09, 2012, 10:50:52 PM
Guys You all did great work Lovely paintings. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 09, 2012, 10:59:06 PM
 :congrats: Mary, you did a splendid job painting along with Dennis!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You put me to shame!  I haven't attempted to paint along yet.   :-\
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 09, 2012, 11:18:47 PM
Oh, Lillian....you are just so kind-hearted.  I've no doubt you could do so in a heartbeat.  It was an amazing exercise...the kind of "flow" experienced where you lose all sense of time and space where I believe is the source of all joy.  What masters we have for teachers.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 09, 2012, 11:20:45 PM
Mary, I agree wholeheartedly!  We have MASTERS for teachers.   :cloud9:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: anita on July 11, 2012, 10:02:46 PM
Well done for those who painted along - I think you did a great job.   I was happy I was able to preserve some of the whites without masking :)


Anita
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: C.Bodine on July 11, 2012, 10:18:10 PM
Anita, the waterfall painting looks excellent!  The water splashing over the top fall looks very realistic and I really like your rocks!   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 11, 2012, 10:51:12 PM
Well done, Anita!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 11, 2012, 11:59:32 PM
Well done Anita...preserving whites is a chore at the best of times and you have done an exceptional job without masking!   :heeha:
 :congrats:  Lovely painting.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on July 12, 2012, 01:53:14 AM
What more can I say?  Anita, you have done everything I set out for you to do and you have done it well  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can't fault your painting  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jennylynn on July 12, 2012, 08:43:51 AM
   did try to post this on the forum last nite but for some reason wouldn't do it.  any-how this is my painting of the waterfall 2, not really happy with it  :(  would welcome your comments.   anita i think you did an excellent job of yours well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 12, 2012, 10:39:13 AM
Jennylynn, one of the hardest things to do in watercolor is to preserve the whites.  I see you managed to do that at the top of the waterfalls and the bottom splashes.    :congrats:  I like your rocks too.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

No masking fluid was used in this painting.  I think Dennis wants us to step up to doing more negative painting.  That can be tricky.

I know you don't mind honest feedback, I know I really appreciate it.  There's a lot to be learned when we exchange our views on our work. 

Anyway, I see the water in your painting as being rather flat.  I was thinking, as Dennis was painting, that he was making the water look dark by adding darks but actually, it makes the light look lighter.

PLEASE DON'T DO ANYTHING UNTIL DENNIS COMES ALONG!  He will steer you in the right direction, don't take my word for anything!

You are really catching on to watercolor painting and your progress is amazing!  It excites me to see you doing so well!   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jennylynn on July 12, 2012, 11:13:29 AM
Bless you lillian  :)   I looked and looked at this painting, knew that it wasn't right but couldn't see it!!  although it was staring me in the face!  thankyou for your honest feedback, that's what i appreciate on this forum. that's how we learn isn't it  :clap:   I will have another look at it, but like you say i will see  what dennis the teacher says first.  I also feel that i am improving  :D  even if it is slowly  :2funny:  you give me so much encouragement thankyou lillian  :1hug:  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 12, 2012, 02:32:13 PM
 :wave:  Jenny, having not seen this lesson as yet, I hadn't realized you were reserving the whites without masking. That's an accomplishment.   O0  My suggestion would be to put some tiny specks/bits of blue and or brown colour in the whites to give more of a sense of splash at the bottoms on the rocks.
Well done    :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on July 12, 2012, 08:17:55 PM
Jennylyn, good going - keep at it  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

The left edges of each of the "falls" is too much of a straight line. Gently lift off some of the dark brown until the edges  merge softly into each other. The little "holes" we left on the paper is actually part of the spray and water droplets. I'll explain this more in the next class. Don't do anything until then. There are others who are also battling with same area.

The comments from Lillian and Val are valid. By adding the darker streaks you are actually indicating the little "valleys" in the flowing water and adding interest to an otherwise flat area. Where the water comes out from under the rock on the left fill in that white line - that area is all in deep shadow.  I am happy with your progress. Don't judge your progress with others as each learns in a different way and speed. It's what YOU are learning that counts.

TEASER:  A totally different aspect with the next Waterfalls lesson  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 13, 2012, 12:54:45 AM
Aw Dennis.....always the tease!   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 13, 2012, 04:02:02 AM
Jenn, you did a great job. A  little tweak here and there, and you got it!! Looks great.    :flowers:
I'm just starting mine... :sweat:...but it will be as much fun as the last one!  Looks like we'll have a surprise on Sunday!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Harald on July 13, 2012, 12:35:24 PM
Have tried another one of the waterfalls. Think it`s better but I find it realy difficult to paint waterfalls, need more praksis.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: C.Bodine on July 13, 2012, 12:40:59 PM
Harald, I think that you are getting better and better at the waterfalls! O0 There is improvement with each new one you paint.    :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 13, 2012, 04:12:24 PM
 You are deffinitely getting better with each painting. The second one is much better. You have made the rocks and the water flow more realistic.   O0  O0 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 13, 2012, 04:22:31 PM
 :clap:   A lovely painting, Harald. You are improving so much and I sure give you kudo's for 'painting along' last week.
Great picture. Look forward to your next one.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 13, 2012, 09:59:17 PM
Well done Harald   :clap:  You are really getting on with your waterfalls. Keep them flowing!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 17, 2012, 03:49:29 AM
I did it!!!    Whooohooo!!!   The painting isn't as orange as the picture. My camera is probably on the wrong setting.
Anyhoooo..... here it is. Phew.

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 17, 2012, 03:51:07 AM
Dennis...I have a tidal wave against the far rock wall. How can I change perspective?
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 17, 2012, 10:48:05 AM
 :yippee:  Well done Bella   :clap:   :clap:  Each one is getting better.
 I don't want to muddy the waters here so will wait with interest to see what suggestions Dennis has.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: C.Bodine on July 17, 2012, 12:27:23 PM
Bella, you are really coming along with your painting abilities! This looks great! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 17, 2012, 04:02:25 PM
Harald and Bella, nice work on the waterfalls!  I'm looking forward to Dennis' input.  He's always got the answers. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on July 17, 2012, 11:47:38 PM
Bella, just carefully lift out the dark blue from under the surge area until it is of the same tonal value as the water below it. The dark blue is acting as if it is a shadow caused by a breaking wave.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 18, 2012, 01:57:16 AM
Thank you. I couldn't for the life of me remember how to get perspective on it!   :2funny:  I shall fix it right away. Thanks, again.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jennylynn on July 18, 2012, 10:20:49 AM
see bella knew you could do it !!!!    well done looking forward to the next one
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 26, 2012, 12:08:42 AM
Another question:


If I deepen the shadow under the dark brown rock....left side, upper two thirds....where the people walked around it....will it make the rock NOT look as if it's gonna fall in the water? Or..if I tie in the rock just above and to the left part of the 'tippy' rock, as one big rock?  Just the dark brown rock...not the tan one.

Would that help the picture?

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 26, 2012, 12:17:10 AM
Bella, here is your painting.  Very nice!
I'll let the expert give you advice on this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on July 26, 2012, 08:35:54 PM
Thanks, Lil...I don't know what I did wrong this time! :crazy2:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on July 26, 2012, 08:58:43 PM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: eftpower1 on July 30, 2012, 03:28:49 AM
Bella,

 :thankyou:

Do you know how special we are?  here we are doing what lots of folks only talk about doing AND we keep getting better
you go, Girl :flowers: :flowers:
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on July 30, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
  :clap:  Great job Bella. Every one is a step forward.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: ImBatman on August 05, 2012, 08:42:18 PM
Okay everyone,

Here's my go at "small waterfalls". Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Small Waterfalls
Small Waterfalls
 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Maryna on August 07, 2012, 06:18:18 PM
lookin good batman. Maybe the water is a bit too blue at the top level and the fall? what ya think?
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on August 07, 2012, 09:03:26 PM
Batman, Looks pretty good. You might think about lifting some of the dark blue in the back part, and some coming over the fall. it looks a little too much the same I think. But will see what Dennis says.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: ImBatman on August 07, 2012, 10:09:27 PM
Many thanks Maryna and Nina. It's not quite so bad on the painting itself, but I know what you mean. I think it got introduced when I added the blue/green wash.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on August 07, 2012, 10:23:19 PM
Oh, here it is!!!  It's been said before, a little too much dark blue but other than that, well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

...as always, looking forward to Dennis' feedback.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 07, 2012, 10:31:06 PM
Batman, the only part that troubles me is, the mid point at the top to the bottom water fall. The brown area where I think it should show some water. It may also look a bit better if you can straighten (horizontally) at the top to that water area.
Otherwise, I think it's looking good. The toanl ranges look good and, it's certainly a river subject.
Well done.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: ImBatman on August 08, 2012, 03:11:28 AM
Thanks for commenting Lillian and Tony.

Tony, I'm not sure that I know what you mean by your first paragraph. Except for the colouration, the it is painted as Dennis did - shape wise. If you compare it to the notes, I cover stuff where it is meant to be and the irregular water area is meant to show overhanging rocks and churning water etc.

Guess I need to see what Dennis thinks - other than the blue being too dark.

Batman. 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: polliwag on August 08, 2012, 03:50:09 AM
I know Dennis must be standing tall when he realizes how many wonderful artists he has produced!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: ImBatman on August 08, 2012, 08:04:19 PM
Thanks Rita. I wonder what the purists think of colours as strong as mine.

polliwag - and me also???  :2funny:

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on August 08, 2012, 08:49:08 PM
Guess I'm not a purist......I love 'em!   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: polliwag on August 08, 2012, 10:41:14 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on August 12, 2012, 03:24:58 AM
If you are using only watercolour with no other medium (no white out the tube)  and even if it is painted with pure pigment, almost like yours, then the purists have absolutely no argument with you - nor can they.  O0                                                   
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on August 13, 2012, 01:39:39 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on August 20, 2012, 10:23:20 PM
Here's my painting for Lesson 26, Waterfalls Part II.  It was scary not using any white out.

I can see how you are pushing us gently ahead, to do more advanced work, Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: polliwag on August 20, 2012, 11:00:07 PM
Looks good to me, Lil.... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on August 20, 2012, 11:40:40 PM
 :thankyou: Dianne. 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: ncwren on August 21, 2012, 12:13:42 AM
The rocks have a really good texture to them.  It's good painting Lillian. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on August 21, 2012, 03:55:40 AM
Looking good Lillian   :clap:   :clap:  Can't wait to get here, I love waterfalls.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pamela Meredith on November 25, 2012, 01:25:30 AM
this is my attempt at the small waterfall
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 25, 2012, 04:45:14 AM
I think it's very nice, Pamela. The colors read quite naturally.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pamela Meredith on November 25, 2012, 07:11:06 AM
Thank you Sara
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on November 25, 2012, 02:56:49 PM
Nice work Pamela  :clap: :clap: I like the way your water has more of a 'tumbling' effect as it comes down between the rocks.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bhavna on November 25, 2012, 07:04:30 PM
Lovely painting Pamela :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pamela Meredith on November 25, 2012, 09:00:59 PM
thank you Bhavna, Val much appreciated
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jennylynn on November 26, 2012, 04:00:17 PM
like it pamela well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pamela Meredith on November 26, 2012, 09:10:18 PM
 :thankyou: Jenny
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
 :crazy2: :crazy2: :crazy2:   I am still struggling with the waterfalls ... I think I have a mental block with them ... however, this is my next painting in the series.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 06, 2012, 02:17:58 PM
I thought this lesson layout looked extremely difficult. You have continued with your rather storybook charm. I don't mean that as a negative. It is dreamlike, soft and inviting as if there were a little story that should go along with it. Maybe you don't need to struggle for ultra realism if what you have is ultra Patricia.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bhavna on December 06, 2012, 03:25:48 PM
To me its look lovely...you are doing well O0 ....and that reminds   :knuppel2:   e I should start painting ASAP so that i can get rid of my backlogs :tickedoff:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on December 06, 2012, 08:55:32 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Sarah & Bhavna for your comments.  Sarah you always have the nicest and most uplifting comments which I really appreciate.  Bless you for that, especially as I am struggling with these lessons.


Bhavna, I agree, we should get the backlog over and done with and this is what I am endeavouring to do although there are still so many lessons which I missed and need to do but they will have to wait for another time and day.  While I am experiencing difficulties, I am nevertheless, enjoying the experience and am grateful for the opportunity to paint different scenes.  Thanks once again for your appreciated comments.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: eftpower1 on December 07, 2012, 05:06:11 PM
Patricia,

yea!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

and...Bhavna   :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2:   Lets not say that "B" word again :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

I just realized that i have "forgotten" I had not finished the waterfall series. :blush: :blush: :blush:

problem is;...I'm working on a series of paintings i have promised people and am still behind!!

Lynn P made a comment on the form about always having a couple of paintings going so we can "walk away" ( my words, not hers" ) when we need to so we can "avoid picking up our Violins :2funny: :2funny: "  (not her words)... think It might be a good idea to start on the unfinished waterfall series also.

Truth be told.........I found this series to be very chalenging.may be time to face ...OPPS almost said "the Music" and here I am working to NOT Fiddle :'( :'(

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: ImBatman on December 07, 2012, 06:08:56 PM
Brian,

I sense someone is a little touchy about his backlog...

 >:D :2funny: >:D :2funny: >:D :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on December 07, 2012, 10:32:52 PM
Hey Brian, I am so pleased to hear that someone else thought the Waterfalls were challenging!!  Can't wait for you to finish them ... you will probably do so much better than what I did for the frustration I experienced was almost debilitating!!!!  :crazy2: :crazy2:   The first Waterfall scene I painted FOUR times and still could not get it to look realistic but posted the fourth one anyway.   :idiot2:  So, what I said to Val in another post, I say to you too   :gl: :gl: :gl:  with them.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on January 29, 2013, 03:34:43 PM
I just had a look at all these waterfall #2 paintings and all of you did a great job.  Wow! Sure didn't look easy!   I receive the lesson tomorrow through the club. I am already a little apprehensive as waterfall #1 gave me a struggle.  But also looking forward to it, as I love the challenge! :fight:
 
For those of you who followed along, good going!  O0 You can be so proud of the outcome.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2013, 06:03:39 PM
Oh Brian, you are too funny! It so close to home it hurts, but I have to laugh at the way you put it! :2funny: :2funny:  I have a church all sketched out and well. . . . . "say no more, say no more" in the words of the imortal Monty Python (I think!)
 
So saying that, I'm off back to whatever b------ awaits me!
  :gl2: :gl2: :gl2:  To you with yours
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on January 30, 2013, 07:30:33 PM
Patricia, I think you did a great job.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: As I said before, everyone did a wonderful job with a tough subject.
 
Here is mine  :crazy2: ....
 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2013, 08:01:31 PM
Njnjgirl, I like what you have done :clap: :clap: :clap: My only concern is with the small patch of water at the top. I can't see what is happening there (how the water is flowing). Check it against the original.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2013, 08:12:55 PM
 :clap: Good job Njnjgirl.  I love your rocks which look almost 3-D.  Good for you.  You are doing better than what I did for sure.   Now onto the next one.  Isn't it exciting to see everyone's take on the same subject?  I love it and am following your progress with each new painting.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on January 30, 2013, 08:16:10 PM
Njnjgirl I think beavers built a dam to your water supply.  :2funny: :2funny: looking good.  :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on January 30, 2013, 08:50:32 PM
Thank you so much Dennis, Patricia and Nina! 
 
Dennis, yes I lost track of that patch when I was painting along with you on the replay ....then I had too little a space really .....so I did my best....not sure if I can fix it? :-\

Patricia, so happy my rocks look better...that had me bugged.. it is fun to see people improve as they go along and how each one does the painting their own way.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on January 30, 2013, 11:05:38 PM
Patricia and Njnjgirl, I love what you've done with this one.   :smitten:

I found these waterfalls challenging.   Wish I had time to do this one again, but if I did have the time, I'd want to be finishing up on the ones I haven't done yet.

I see progress in your work.   :congrats:

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2013, 11:37:48 PM
 :thankyou:  Lillian.  You are so encouraging for us all which I personally appreciate more than you can know.  I find it so stimulating to see everyone's rendition of whatever subject we are all painting.  I find that very exciting and love to look each one's painting.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2013, 12:31:46 AM
You should be able to lift out some of the colour and rework the area. Don't be in a hurry and take your time comparing it to the original.  :gl:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on January 31, 2013, 01:41:01 PM
Thanks :thankyou: for encouraging me Dennis...!  I fixed it,  used some Chinese white to help me along. :-X
 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on January 31, 2013, 02:14:32 PM
Njnjgirl that is a lot better.  O0 O0
Pamela, Lillian, and Patricia just realized I had not made a comment on yours. Nice job guys.  O0 O0
I still have to do this one.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 31, 2013, 02:32:45 PM
That was helpful! Good job.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bhavna on January 31, 2013, 04:39:13 PM
well done :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on January 31, 2013, 06:11:24 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina,  :thankyou: Sarah,  :thankyou:  Bhavna! 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on January 31, 2013, 07:48:26 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina, It seemed like years ago that I did that painting but it was only the 6th December.  Nevertheless, I haven't forgotten the struggle I had with ALL the Waterfalls.  It was a good exercise anyway and I am glad that I did them.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on February 01, 2013, 03:48:53 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap: Now it is part of the waterfalls. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 01, 2013, 07:36:10 AM
This was a challenge...but everyone did great ;D .
 
Mary Lou, I'm right on schedule again posting right after you! Your falls turned out so well and the boulders actually look like boulders :) Mine look a little nightmarish :D
 
 I just realized too that my water from the falls are a totally different shade of blue from the rest of the water....much to improve on this one...
Actually, although I'm not thrilled about how my painting turned out, I really learned a lot from this lesson, and that, I really like!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on February 01, 2013, 08:48:19 AM
Denise, you have nothing to worry about with your painting. It is actually very well executed and the colouring is perfect.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on February 01, 2013, 12:36:55 PM
 :clap: Wow, Denise, you did a wonderful job.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the water colours for they are so vibrant.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Be proud of yourself girl.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: polliwag on February 01, 2013, 12:53:40 PM
So Marylou, looks like you need to let your water go!  I didn't even notice it.. but your painting looks great anyway. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on February 01, 2013, 04:27:46 PM
Well done MaryLou  :clap:   :clap:  You've really done well bringing it all together.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on February 01, 2013, 04:31:55 PM
Denise...very well done!  :yippee:  I love the colouring in your falls. Gives a tiny bit of translucency to the water. You've done a banner job here. Great earth tones on your rocks.  O0
So....what is it you don't like again?  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 01, 2013, 05:25:56 PM
he he, oh thanks Val. I guess I create tunnel vision for myself when painting something that is difficult - I end up seeing something that's just not good enough and focusing in on the worst. Had a good nights sleep so will look at again through different/more positive eyes :) Thank you Val.... :) enjoy your weekend
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 01, 2013, 05:42:07 PM
Oh what a gorgeous color. Just pops from the thumbnail. And you did put traces of it in the other water. It's good girl!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 01, 2013, 06:18:15 PM
Dennis, thank you for your comment, my eyes are actually welling up with tears right now (no, don't worry, not the sobbing kind -- just very touched :blush: ). I've been working on "renewing my mind" in many areas. I tend to be so critical of myself... I am learning so much more than painting from you and the wonderful Paint Basket gang. Thank you. :smitten:
 
 :thankyou: Sarah :thankyou: you are such an encourager!
 
Patricia, so glad you like the colors, sometimes I wonder if I get a little heavy handed with the paints! I so appreciate your feedback :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on February 01, 2013, 11:03:38 PM
Had a good nights sleep so will look at again through different/more positive eyes :)
:clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Better yes?  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 01, 2013, 11:13:56 PM
Yes, thank you Val :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on February 02, 2013, 06:21:10 AM
 
Quote
I've been working on "renewing my mind" in many areas. I tend to be so critical of myself...

Now you are setting a wonderful example for all the others  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on February 04, 2013, 12:00:16 PM
Hey classmate, just saw your post and your waterfalls!  Denise, it looks like rushing water!  O0 Your boulders look like boulders and you did a wonderful job and this wasn't easy! I really like it. :smitten:   I also like how your boulders on the bottom are not like ducks in a row....which mine turned into..    Really well done, be proud.....see you for waterfalls #3! Oh my! :sweat:
 
 :thankyou: Val and Dianne for your comments.  I appreciate them.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 04, 2013, 05:51:40 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!   -   :D getting mentally prepared for falls #3! see you there...
 
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on February 04, 2013, 06:15:47 PM
Denise, You can be very proud of yourself. This is a nice painting.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 04, 2013, 11:37:58 PM
Thank you so much Nina :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Red1 on February 16, 2013, 04:56:28 AM
My waterfalls lesson #2.  Took me awhile to paint it.  Water is just plain hard.

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on February 16, 2013, 06:13:26 AM
Red, this is great!! The water and rocks of your main falls are really well done, the water is flowing so naturally against the rocks... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on February 16, 2013, 07:30:55 AM
Red, the rocks are well rendered and WOW just look at the wonderful sunshine effect on the water  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bev S. on February 16, 2013, 11:06:52 AM
Water is just plain hard.
Yep, it sure is! And it looks so easy just lying there. . . .   :2funny: You have done a good job on this one Red, I think you are gonna' conquer the waterfalls. . . .  all of them! Easy -peasy :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on February 16, 2013, 01:37:56 PM
Well done and I agree, water is difficult.  This looks terrific though...you aced it, be proud!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on February 16, 2013, 01:40:14 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Red1 a fantastic job on your falls.  I LOVE it.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 16, 2013, 02:54:50 PM
I agree Red. What pretty water! Well done.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Red1 on February 16, 2013, 04:53:37 PM
THanks everyone for the generous comments.  I am learning alot.  If I can just get the waterfalls and water reflections down, then I feel I can maybe put together halfway decent landscapes.  Then it will be on to trying my hand at portraits which scares me to death. 
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Red1 on February 19, 2013, 05:06:41 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments.  They are greatly appreciated.  I still see lots of things I could do better.  Why is it that the things that look the easiest are always deceiving.  It must be some sort of law. 
Anyway, I tried another waterfall from a pic I found somewhere on the net.  Let me know what you think.  I wasn't sure if I should post it here or start a new post. 

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on February 19, 2013, 01:36:04 PM
 :clap:  Red1, Another fantastic painting!!!  I just love the way you have captured the rushing waters.  I must really take a look at how you did it for that is something that I have battled with.  Good for you, you are putting out some beautiful work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on February 19, 2013, 01:37:11 PM
Red you painting is good. the only thing I think, is where that patch of rocks just at the top of the fall looks like it is tilted. It looks like it is getting ready to go over the fall. But then maybe it is just me sitting crooked.  :2funny: :2funny: good job  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Red1 on February 20, 2013, 08:56:22 PM
NHC50, you are right.  I'm not even sure why I put that rock there.  I will try and remove it on the original.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bhavna on February 21, 2013, 11:52:37 PM
Here is my Water fall part 2 painting. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on February 22, 2013, 12:04:11 PM
 :clap: Nice painting Bhavna.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on February 22, 2013, 01:28:08 PM
Well done Bhavna! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on February 22, 2013, 02:59:51 PM
Nice movement in the centre section of the falls. Well done  O0   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on February 24, 2013, 01:13:09 PM
Bhavna, Nice job.  O0 O0 Aw!!! how sweet. You put a cross in your top fall.  :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: lynn p. on August 13, 2013, 02:21:43 AM
Bhavna--very pretty.  Good water and rocks. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 13, 2013, 02:29:14 AM

Just finished Waterfalls Part 2 - enjoyed learning how to leave in the white without the masking fluid. This waterfall reminds me of some we saw in the Dominican Republic last summer...which are much easier to photograph vs painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on August 13, 2013, 02:34:09 AM
Sharon, you have captured the technique very well. Excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: lynn p. on August 13, 2013, 02:38:52 AM
Sharon--Very beautiful painting.  You are just going gangbusters on these lessons.  I am learning so much just watching you paint each one.  Impressive :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 13, 2013, 02:44:13 AM
Nice job on the waterfalls, Sharon.

You are making incredible progress.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jrhall036 on August 13, 2013, 03:36:24 AM
Another excellent painting, Sharon!  :clap: :clap: :clap: My favorite parts of this painting are the rock faces. *Rock* on, girlfriend!  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 13, 2013, 04:00:04 AM
Thanks Dennis...I really love the ability to stop, rewind, and rewatch these lessons at my own pace - really helps me a lot with the technique!

Lynn - I'm getting very close to securing a new job so am trying desperately to paint as much as I can while I have the time before going back to work...when that happens the "gangbuster" rate will slow to a trickle, trust me!

Thanks, Mea - I'm having such fun learning to paint...
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: BeaSue on August 13, 2013, 11:45:33 AM
Another beautiful painting, Sharon!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Lillian on August 13, 2013, 11:49:58 AM
Another one down, Sharon, and a nice job done on it too!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 14, 2013, 05:34:56 PM
 :thankyou: Susan & Lillian!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on August 16, 2013, 12:05:25 AM
Wonderful job Sharon!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pebble on November 12, 2013, 10:10:58 AM
Here is my effort of painting waterfalls.  I really struggled with the rocks, I think I need more practice.  As always any comments and suggestions will be gratefully received.

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on November 12, 2013, 11:15:32 PM
This one is next up for me Penny. Hope I do as well as you here. I agree, the rocks can be a real challenge but I think you've done quite well with them.  Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pebble on November 13, 2013, 01:49:07 PM
Thank you Val, I look forward to seeing your waterfall painting   :thankyou: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: jennylynn on November 13, 2013, 02:11:32 PM
penny I think you have done a really good job on this painting, not the easiest of subjects, but I think you've nailed it  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Denise808 on November 13, 2013, 05:24:34 PM
You've done really well with this Penny! The waterfall series was one of the most challenging for me so I admire your painting, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
And Sharon, super nice job!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on November 13, 2013, 08:14:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very well done Sharon and Penny.  Like Denise has just posted, the waterfall series was very challenging and difficult for me too.  So I take my  :urwelcome: to you both.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: njnjgirl on November 13, 2013, 09:59:36 PM
Penny, you did great!  This was a tough lesson.  Well done!  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Pebble on November 16, 2013, 09:54:02 AM
 :thankyou: everyone for your kind comments, I must say I did find this painting quite challenging   :sweat:  I thought it was just me so it is encouraging to know that I am not the only one.   :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on May 16, 2014, 06:11:57 PM
Hi! Here is my Version of the waterfall, part 2.  ;)



Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on May 16, 2014, 08:57:40 PM
Bryndis, excellent technique-wise :clap: :clap: :clap:

I just have a small problem with the water below the falls. The two parallel streaks are too much the same colour as the rest of the water - make them a bit more brighter with Ultramarine so as the reflect the sky colour and make the small rocks show more above the water to add more interest there. Other than that you have an excellent waterfall O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on May 16, 2014, 11:15:45 PM
AND you have a wonderful sparkle on your rocks as the water tumbles down.  O0

Well done Bryndis  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on May 18, 2014, 07:22:39 PM
Thanks a lot for Your encouraging and constructive comments! :thankyou:

Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Danielle123 on August 15, 2014, 01:33:46 AM
Nice waterfall everyone.    :clap: :clap: :clap: i have missed all of those.

Here is my trial on part 2 waterfall.   My rock look like muffins  ;D ;D ;D , but this time I like the falls.   :thankyou: Dennis that was lots of fun.   
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 15, 2014, 01:57:26 AM
Bran?  Regular or low fat?

Danielle,

Love your shades of brown.

This looks like a difficult painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Danielle123 on August 15, 2014, 02:14:28 AM
Low fat bran muffin Mea.  This time I found the rocks harder.     :thankyou: for you encouragement.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: richkay on September 17, 2014, 12:59:55 AM
Here is my waterfall part 2.  It was interesting to paint & I learned a lot.   :thankyou: Dennis for another wonderful lesson.

Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Alice L Lemke on October 26, 2014, 12:39:32 AM
Nicely done, everyone! I bought this and a bunch of other lessons a while ago, so I'm going to just jump in and do it. It's been quite a while since I've had time to paint.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Danielle123 on October 26, 2014, 01:41:04 AM
 :thankyou: Alice, and do get those painting going.  These were fun to do.

Nicely done Kay.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sherri on February 23, 2015, 04:55:04 AM
My submission for this lesson.  Suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 23, 2015, 05:48:08 AM
Sherri,

Falls are not easy, but you have done them well.  Maybe make the foreground a bit darker to enhance your sense of depth.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Ai Ke on April 03, 2015, 02:41:33 PM
Ooff ooff ooff, these waterfalls.... hard work  :injured:


Sherri, yours are so alive and vibrant - one gets the atmosphere for real!!

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 03, 2015, 02:57:41 PM
Ai Ke,

You did a really good job on the rocks to make the tops of them blend in so nicely. 

Your background trees look misty in the distance, creating a good sense of depth.

The waterfalls from the top and middle of the picture look great.  On the bottom set of rocks, the third and fourth rocks from the left look like they need a bit more water as they come over the rocks, especially the fourth one.

This is a very fine painting!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on April 03, 2015, 04:07:17 PM
 :heeha: AiKe you have done an exceptionally good job on this waterfall.  O0   Wonderful sense of depth and flow to the water. Colourings are very well done.  :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on April 03, 2015, 07:13:32 PM
Aike, what you have done has been done very well :clap: :clap: :clap:  What is missing are the darker shadows which will give a good tonal range over the painting. Remember it is the values (tonal = lights and darks) that make a painting, more than the actual colour itself. Don't be afraid of the darks. Do this and post the revised painting below the existing one so all can see the comparison :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on April 03, 2015, 11:25:14 PM
Aike, you have done a splendid job.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Sherri on April 04, 2015, 02:27:07 AM
Ai Ke - you did a wonderful job on your waterfall!! I agree these waterfalls were hard!!

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Ai Ke on April 18, 2015, 12:45:42 PM
Hi all,

Thank you for all the compliments!

I darkened the water under the falls as well as at the bottom of the rocks and I made some further highlights on the rocks.   :sweat:

Secondly, I used a better camera which ensured that the colors now look like they are in reality  :)

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 18, 2015, 03:51:25 PM
Ai Ke,

Wow, the toned up rocks look much better and you even added that new color value to their reflections in the water.

Good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Danielle123 on April 18, 2015, 07:51:05 PM
Aike an other nice one,  I was going to tell you to add more dark in the water but Dennis beat me to it.    Do not touch touch the white tops though, keep it white.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Bellarina on April 19, 2015, 10:36:51 AM
Wow !!! What a difference from the first one.  You took the advise and made it happen.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: NHC50 on May 08, 2015, 03:30:00 PM
Ai Ke the second one is a lot better.  O0 :1hug: :1hug:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Tousabella on May 08, 2015, 06:18:03 PM
What a difference....Looks great.  Nice job.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: cyril on August 09, 2015, 06:33:24 PM
hi

Here's my version of part 2 of waterfall class....... Instead of using the Raw Sienna, i used the Ram Umber by mistake, the left  & right side of Rocks  came up much darker than  actually was required.!

 :thankyou:  Dennis for the great class.... 


Any  C&C for improvement will help me in my next forthcoming Lessons.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 09, 2015, 08:21:02 PM
Cyril,

I went back and looked at how all the others did this lessons and your falls are as good as theirs.  It's only the top fall on the far left that seems too rigid looking.

It's your rocks that could use more shading to look more rocklike.

Look forward to seeing how you do on the next waterfall lesson.

aloha

mea (reminds me to go back and take this series of lessons when I have time)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: cyril on August 10, 2015, 01:42:29 AM
 :thankyou: Mea , This really looks very challenging as we have to do splashing of the water in controlled manner,  if not using the masking fluid.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Straynative on August 05, 2016, 07:00:50 PM
Hi All,

Heres my water over rocks attempt. Im quite pleased with the result considering no masking fluid but perhaps I could improve in some way?

Thanks Dennis and Nolan... O0

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 05, 2016, 07:12:57 PM
Trev,

Well done!

Your huge boulders look great. Nicely textured.

Maybe the greenery right behind the two big boulders on the right could use more textured contrast.

I am not good enough doing waterfalls so they look fine to me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Straynative on August 05, 2016, 07:18:18 PM
Thanks Mea, yes the background is a bit flat, well spotted... Thanks on the rock textures, i have been practicing different rock techniques and am also pleased with the boulders... :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on August 05, 2016, 08:50:00 PM
 :heeha: Beautiful Trev!!! I agree, just a little dark splotch or two in the greenery there and I think you're there  O0 .

Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 05, 2016, 09:11:08 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice! No masking fluid? You maintained your whites nicely, Trev.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on August 06, 2016, 09:08:50 AM
Lovely neat and clean painting, Trev O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on August 06, 2016, 10:57:04 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trev you did a great job. My worst are rocks so I applaud you for a job well done.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Straynative on August 07, 2016, 02:47:57 AM
Thanks guys and gals...going to try the big waterfall soon. Have a good weekend  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 01, 2017, 08:41:32 PM
Better late than never, right?


"Fishing in the Cascades" Thanks for giving me the courage to tackle this difficult subject. I added the crane for scale and to relate it to the first waterfall lesson.

Alice
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Happychappy on September 01, 2017, 09:24:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely to see you painting again Alice and you have done a superb job.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on September 01, 2017, 09:58:44 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Love what you have done here with the heron as focal point O0
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 01, 2017, 10:45:09 PM
Alice

Happy to see your work again.. Beautiful.  The texture of the rocks is great.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Val on September 02, 2017, 11:19:12 AM
 :heeha: Well done Alice!  I like how you have shown the direction changes in the waters flow.  O0 Nice colourings, and the addition of the  bird looks great.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: TeresaM on September 03, 2017, 01:35:00 AM
Alice your paintings are excellent and i like how you made this one so different from the rest. There is no doubt that you have an artistic talent.
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 14, 2017, 02:01:05 AM
Thanks, Mea, Patricia, Val, Theresa and Dennis!

It's nice to see you all again and thanks for the nice comments. Things are still going along and I'm still painting, just haven't done the lessons in a while. This one has been on my board for over a year so I thought I'd better get to it! I know I don't want to copy, but really I am doing what Dennis says then I just keep going.  :eek:

See ya later!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Ribezla on September 14, 2017, 05:32:06 PM
Alice, it's a very nice painting. I like the colours.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: linley.plester on September 29, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
Wow!
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: dennis on October 01, 2017, 01:10:55 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #26 - Waterfalls (Part 2)
Post by: Cath on December 15, 2017, 09:03:02 AM
 O0. Well done Alice!
Keep on  :painting: