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Title: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 11, 2012, 03:54:20 AM
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  HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson31-arums-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on August 12, 2012, 05:31:25 PM
Hi all!  This will be my first live class.  I'm really excited about it!   :yippee:  I've decided not to try to paint along.  I'll listen and watch, and learn how it works, ask questions, and basically get acquainted with this format.

I have no idea how to log into it!  :confused:  I don't see it listed in my Unlocked Classes.  ???  Can someone tell me how to do this, please?  :help:

Thanks, and see you in class (I hope!) - Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 12, 2012, 06:19:52 PM
PAT  WHEN THE TIME COMES JUST CLICK ON THE BIG BLUE BUTTON. AND YOU WILL GO RIGHT TO THE CLASS.
NINA  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on August 12, 2012, 07:09:01 PM
Nina -  :thankyou: 

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on August 12, 2012, 10:12:49 PM
   well guys this is my paint along really enjoyed doing this one
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 12, 2012, 10:16:31 PM
Those are really nice flowers Jennylynn!  I love your colors. :)

I wish I had paid better attention and brought my masking fluid down to the masking tape on the bottom! :-\  I had fun as well, and I want to definitely try this lesson out again.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 12, 2012, 10:17:23 PM
Jennylynn, you amaze me with your good progress!   :faint:

Very good, and this a paint-along!   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 12, 2012, 10:18:26 PM
Very nice work as well, Natalie!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on August 12, 2012, 10:20:08 PM
natalie love your lillies looks good to me, i also want to do another, one thing about painting along with dennis is you havn't got time to think about what you are doing, which for me is better!!!  lillian  :thankyou:  for your lovely comment
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on August 12, 2012, 10:41:15 PM
Jennilynn and Natalie - wonderful Arums!  I can't believe that you can actually paint along and finish them so fast!  They look great!  I'll try painting mine later.  I wanted to watch this one because I love Arums - I call them Calla Lilies - and they were one of the first flowers I drew as a child.  I hope I can paint them half as well as the two of you did.

I'm leaving in the morning for camping with my granddaughter (just the two of us), which we do every summer.  Hopefully, when we get back I'll be able to get back to some painting.

Anyway, I really enjoyed my first live class! I plan to take some more soon!

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 12, 2012, 10:44:08 PM
Jennylynn and Natalie, your Arum paintings are beautiful!

Pat, we also call them Calla Lilies.  They, as well as hydrangeas, are my favorite flowers.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: GailBrown on August 12, 2012, 10:57:43 PM
Hi I am posting mine more for comic relief than anything else.  Part way through my husband changed my water then I knocked it over-a full litre onto my pallet, mouse, paintbrushes everywhere on floor.  Never really recovered, but told my husband I couldn't stop, while he mopped up.  So have a good laugh, the rest of you did a great job, me not so much-.  Thats what I've got for today.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 12, 2012, 11:54:08 PM
Wow :)  All three of you have done a prima job with your paintings  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Gail, in spite of your trials and tribulations your painting turned out  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Jenny, see how the paint alongs are helping you progress at a rate of knots  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Karen on August 12, 2012, 11:56:12 PM
Painted along - I love all the different approaches and backgrounds, Gail, Jennylynne and Natalie.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 12, 2012, 11:58:03 PM
Well Gail With all your problems, I think your flowers came out great.  O0 O0
Natalie, Jennylynn Good job.  O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 13, 2012, 12:00:57 AM
Karen you did a fine job too.  O0 O0 Hope to get my on there tomorrow. Jennylynn your right when you paint with Dennis, you do not have time to think.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 13, 2012, 12:02:48 AM
Also a very nice painting, Karen  :clap: :clap: :clap:
I suggest you make the stamen on the right hand arum a nice orange to make that flower stand out from the rest and add a focal point.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 13, 2012, 12:06:59 AM
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Jennylynn your right when you paint with Dennis, you do not have time to think. 

That's good because soon you will be painting by "instinct" - cuts out the fiddling which destroys good paintings  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on August 13, 2012, 12:12:40 AM
The lilies are beautiful, girls..   OUTSTANDING JOBS!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I tried, but it got too hot in here, and too many fans....dried out so quickly....I couldn't keep up. Will wait til it cools off, and finish it.  Was sure a lot of fun.  I love all of your backgrounds, and your lilies stand out so perfectly.
 :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 13, 2012, 12:39:49 AM
I really like the folds in your flowers Gail.  Yours as well Karen.

I know what you mean Tousabella-I turned my fans off so not too bad, but I headed out for a swim afterwards to cool down!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 13, 2012, 12:43:48 AM
Gail, your painting turned out beautifully in spite of the crisis!   :congrats:

Karen, I love the softness of your painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's so interesting to see everyone developing their own style and everyone improving so quickly!   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 13, 2012, 02:44:56 AM
 :clap:   :clap:  Beautiful lilies, every one.   :clap:   :clap:
We tried to make it back for the course but ran in to a few problems at the border. Back now, fully charged and raring to go.   O0
Can't decide whether to draw/paint first!   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 13, 2012, 03:25:20 AM
Gail, there is nothing wrong with your flowers! It is a beautiful painting and I love the background color!

Karen, beautiful job, as usual!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 13, 2012, 03:28:56 AM
   well guys this is my paint along really enjoyed doing this one

Jennylynn!  Your painting is just lovely!!!  You made the flowers look so dainty and delicate!  I just love it!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 13, 2012, 03:31:33 AM
Those are really nice flowers Jennylynn!  I love your colors. :)

I wish I had paid better attention and brought my masking fluid down to the masking tape on the bottom! :-\  I had fun as well, and I want to definitely try this lesson out again.

Looks like you paid great attention to me!  I love your colors!  Great job, Natalie!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 13, 2012, 03:34:18 AM
Hi I am posting mine more for comic relief than anything else.  Part way through my husband changed my water then I knocked it over-a full litre onto my pallet, mouse, paintbrushes everywhere on floor.  Never really recovered, but told my husband I couldn't stop, while he mopped up.  So have a good laugh, the rest of you did a great job, me not so much-.  Thats what I've got for today.

Gail - would you mind coming and knocking down my water container when I do mine so it comes out half as good as yours?  What an amazing technique to create an amazing painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 13, 2012, 03:35:28 AM
Painted along - I love all the different approaches and backgrounds, Gail, Jennylynne and Natalie.

Just lovely, Karen...almost has an ethereal look to it....great job!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 13, 2012, 03:37:28 AM
Gail - would you mind coming and knocking down my water container when I do mine so it comes out half as good as yours?  What an amazing technique to create an amazing painting!

 :2funny:      :eek:     :think:    Strange...it does seem to work....      :2funny:
Can't argue with success eh Mary?
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Karen on August 13, 2012, 05:10:19 AM
I did as you suggested Dennis - made the stamen on the right more orange - I'm never sure which is the right of a painting though - and darkened the background a bit.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 13, 2012, 05:20:28 AM
Karen, it's beautiful!  I'm sure you did the right thing.  That lily really stands out now.  If I'm not mistaken, Dennis darkened the shadow side with raw sienna, but better check it out when the replay comes around or wait for someone to confirm.

I don't know what time it is there, but it's 1:14 a.m. here.  I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep.  Something popped in my head that I had to do, so I had to get up and write something down. 

So here I am for a bit.   :2funny: 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Karen on August 13, 2012, 06:18:58 AM
Thanks for the comment, Lillian and the reminder. It's just after 6 pm here and i'm just about to finish cooking dinner.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on August 13, 2012, 06:23:35 AM
thanks everyone for your lovely comments, well girls i think everyone did a fantastic job, can't wait for the next lesson now  O0  oh! oh! just realized it's a week sunday will be having withdrawal symptoms  :2funny:   
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Leana on August 13, 2012, 07:56:04 AM
Arum Lilies...   :heeha: my favorites...I just  :smitten: them... Beautiful, wild, strong, majestic flowers in my eyes...there is just something about them.

JennyLynn, Natalie, Gail and Karen... your paintings are really beautiful.  It is so awesome to see how each one of you have made this painting your own. Well done to each and everyone of you  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 13, 2012, 01:13:58 PM
What a feast of beauty and look at you lot go! Dennis, you are teaching too well!   :smart:  It's okay though 'cos, we love our Artists and, what a bunch of active ones knocking out some stunning paintings!
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 13, 2012, 01:19:58 PM
Lillian, Yellow Ochre was the shadow color.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 13, 2012, 01:53:46 PM
 :thankyou: Nina.

I hope Karen reads your post and doesn't ruin her lovely painting after what I said.  My head isn't very clear in the wee hours of the morning.   :2funny:   ... well, not even at the best of times.   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 13, 2012, 03:23:20 PM
They are difficult decisions aren't they Rita?   ???   w/c   :-\  oils?   :confused:  We are a sorry lot!   :2funny:  As Lloyd often tells me, 'When it comes to anything art, you're a kid in a candy store.'   :2funny:  I finally settled on my w/c and drawing ... but when you see some of the oils/acrylics being done ....   :D    ::)
Focus...that's the ticket.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jm7445 on August 15, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
    My interpretation of Arum Lilies  :painting:, I hope it is pleasing to you all. Had fun doing it.   :)  jm7445
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 15, 2012, 06:11:55 PM
 :bigwelcome:  Greetings Jersey Girl... Nothing like jumping right in! Your lilies are nicely done. I like the lavender shadings.   :clap:
Hope to see you about on the forum and look forward to seeing more of your work.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Riya on August 15, 2012, 06:28:09 PM
 :welcome: to PaintBasket, Jersey Girl.
Very nice painting, hope to see more of your paintings soon.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 15, 2012, 07:26:02 PM
Hello &  :welcome: to Paintbasket Jersey Girl ;) It's great that you have dived in there and struck up a painting already!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on August 15, 2012, 07:58:24 PM
WOW so many beautiful painting......every one is doing great job  O0 O0.....hope i will get some free time to start my painting :tickedoff:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 15, 2012, 08:16:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: Jersey girl!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 15, 2012, 08:32:26 PM
 :clap:
Jersey Girl
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 15, 2012, 10:14:09 PM
Karen, Natalie, Jennylynn and Gail.. You all did lovely paintings of the arum lilies.  Like CB, I call them Callas too.  Just to show how you always learn something new.... I was in the florist industry for 26 years before retiring.  These flowers were one of my favorites as well and used them in lots of weddings; and to this day I had never heard them called arum lilies before!  You girls should be proud of your work!! O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 15, 2012, 10:47:12 PM
I remember when I was married I wanted a plain sheath of Arum Lilies...my dad vetoed that, said they reminded him of funerals. To which I replied..... ' and your point would be? '     >:D    :2funny:   :2funny:
Ended up with sheath of white roses.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 15, 2012, 11:09:35 PM
Val! Val! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 16, 2012, 04:39:14 AM
JM very nice painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Only one problem. The insides of the lilies are too stripey.  Take a damp brush and merge the colours smoothly together. Do that and you will have a lovely painting.

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 16, 2012, 12:54:06 PM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket, Jersey Girl and  :congrats: for already posting a painting!    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jm7445 on August 16, 2012, 06:20:13 PM
 :thankyou: everyone for your input and C&C, Dennis I will make that change.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ImBatman on August 17, 2012, 09:57:50 PM
Hi everyone,

Here are my Arum Lilies. I know the background is a lot richer purple than Dennis' - that's how I wanted it.

The scan doesn't show the painting the bestl (even though the thumbnail is more like the painting...) The dark spots at toppish right and left near the petals are where my fingers are pressing the A3 sheet down onto the A4 scanner bed - not actually part of the painting.

Let me know what you think.

Batman.

Arum Lilies
Arum Lilies
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 10:44:11 PM
Very nice Bman. I like the way your shadings fade out, nicely done. The dark background really gets the lilies standing out. Good job.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 17, 2012, 11:37:16 PM
Very nice, Batman!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Karen on August 17, 2012, 11:49:16 PM
As I said before It's really interesting seeing all the different backgrounds and the changes they make to the feel of the lillies. We've all gone quite bold rather than pastel and delicate! Maybe it's got something to do with the quality of the flowers.
I love them but i've spent nearly 10 years trying to get them out of my garden - they are a weed and a pest in New Zealand.
Batman the contrast in yours is brilliant and Jersey girl your bright, original background colour gives the painting a very modern look.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 18, 2012, 12:04:47 AM
Batman I think you did a very nice job. I like your background it makes your lilies to stand out.  O0  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 18, 2012, 12:39:47 AM
I really like your lilies, Batman.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You must feel sooooo good about being caught up with the lessons. It's quite an accomplishment, you've been working at in consistently.  I can see that your painting has really improved over time.   :congrats:

Karen, if these are weeds, I wish we had a few of them here in the northern hemisphere.  When I was younger, we used to have lots of flowers.  One spring, I was wondering what in the world those things were coming up in the front bed right where I could see it from the front window.  I had never seen anything like that before.  Well it just kept coming and eventually, it was a Calla Lily!  It was a sight to behold.  Hubby had planted the bulbs to surprise me.

Somewhere I have a photo, will have to go searching for it.  It didn't come up the next year.  Our winters are too harsh.  I should have dug up the bulbs and stored them 'til spring.   :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 18, 2012, 01:04:44 AM
Dramatic and beautiful Batman! :)

I second what Lillian says Karen.  I'd take Lillies anyday over the Kudzu vines I have invading my yard! ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 18, 2012, 01:24:41 AM
Very pretty, Batman. 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ImBatman on August 18, 2012, 06:56:03 AM
:thankyou: 
 

Val, Rita, C.Bodine, Karen, Nina, Lillian, Natalie, and Dianne. WHEW!!!

It think it is great that more peeps are going with bolder colours instead of the pastelly washed out regular stuff.

It has it's place, but isn't really for me. I like mine to say "I'm here!!! Be :heeha:!!!"

Again, thanks for the encouragement.

Batman.           
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on August 18, 2012, 10:48:35 AM
batman love your lillies!!!   love the way the stem colour fades,  love the shadows in the lillies love love the dark background,  I think i really love your painting  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ImBatman on August 18, 2012, 03:39:08 PM
Thanks so much jennylynn. I was really going for the super strong contrast of white against deep purple. Also, I feel improvement is happening with each painting.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on August 18, 2012, 04:12:50 PM
Here's my first one...sure am going do another.  My paper dried so quickly and I couldn't lift out some of the shading. Weatherman sez it's gonna cool down in the next couple of days, so will get a better shot at it.

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ImBatman on August 18, 2012, 04:37:29 PM
Very nice Tousabella.

I don't know that you really need to lift any shading out. I think what could enhance (and maybe disperse any issues you have with shading at the moment) is to knock a bit more of the brightness of the yellow of the petals on the right hand side of each flower where it goes down and meets the stem. If you look at the video. Dennis gives significant shadowing round the right hand side - since the light is coming from the left.

It's just my opinion of course, but I think that's all you could do to improve the flowers - and they are the important part aren't they? I like the look you have achieved of the flowers against a field in the background though. Almost like it is a close up of some flowers in the window and in the background is the field and sky outside.  :clap:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 18, 2012, 06:46:54 PM
Hello everybody.
You all have done a fantastic work  :clap: and I am very very impressed by those who have paint along,  O0 I can't beleive you are  listening, watching Dennis painting, painting yourself and chatting at the same time ... and finish your paint in less than 2 hours  ::) and I NEED 3 TO 4 HOURS TO MAKE MINE  :'(
Here it is. Please let me know what you think about ...
 :hug:
Tina.


Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 18, 2012, 07:25:16 PM
Batman, Bella and Tina all your lilies are very nice  :clap: :clap: :clap: The shading has been well executed. Bella, just add the darker shadow to the stamen on the lower lily.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 18, 2012, 07:29:10 PM
Wow!  So many beautiful paintings of the lilies.   :congrats: Everyone!

I'm looking forward to trying this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 18, 2012, 08:03:00 PM
I wasn't 100% satisfied,  compare to Batman's and Nina's marvelous paints,  :-\  therefore, I  made some correction in the third arum and I find it better  ::) ...

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 18, 2012, 08:07:20 PM
Tina, it's evident that we are all developing our own unique style.

I love your lilies.  The blending is superb.

You do very nice work.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: anki on August 18, 2012, 08:20:12 PM
Hello Tina,
I love your Lilies. What a painting. Looks so pro!  :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Anki
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 18, 2012, 08:24:25 PM
WOW Tina, very nicely done.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on August 18, 2012, 09:05:16 PM
Hey...Thanks, Batman.  That sure fixed the ticket. Looks alot nicer.  I can't post again real quick...I have a video camera and  I have to pull out a whole bunch of hook-ups to download to the puter, so will wait til I have three or four to post..
Thanks, again.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on August 18, 2012, 09:10:08 PM
Gee...you all have such lovely lilies. WOW.....It's great to see the outcome from everyone.....they are all different and all so very beautiful.  :flowers: to you all.  What a great job..............and it was fun, too!!  LOL
Thanks Dennis...I put the shadow in and 'shadowed' the stems of the lilies.  Will post it later.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 19, 2012, 02:20:59 AM
 :clap: Bella and Tina-lovely paintings.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 19, 2012, 02:31:49 AM
Tousabella, your painting is lovely!  :clap:

Tina, you should be very proud of your painting! No need to compare it to any of the others!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ImBatman on August 19, 2012, 04:52:58 AM
Very nice Tina. As C.Bodine said, no need to compare. Except to Dennis' teachings of course...

We all have our own styles, so as long as you are executing the techniques, you are on track.

Everything looking the same is for mass production. :thumbdown:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 19, 2012, 10:57:48 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: batman, C. Bodine, Nathalie, Rita, Lillian, Anki, Nina ... for your kind comments, you too have made very nice paintings  :clap: and looking at your works is very  stimulating ;) .
It's each time soo exciting ??? I really learn a lot, every class and the forum, brings me more knowledge and confidence ...
 :thankyou: PB, and above all  :thankyou: Dennis for the way you are teatching us.
 :hug:
Tina.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 19, 2012, 12:32:04 PM
Bella & Tina ... Lovely Lillies   :clap:   :clap:  So beautiful I can't wait to start painting today...maybe I should make Lloyd get up for breakfast so I can start sooner.....   >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 27, 2012, 08:40:47 PM
Here is my other paint along with Dennis. Still background is not working for me in this one either.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 27, 2012, 08:43:07 PM
Nina it's a beautiful painting!  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 27, 2012, 09:56:35 PM
Thanks Natalie.  :)
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on August 27, 2012, 10:33:03 PM
Everyone has done a great job on your Arums. :clap:  Each is lovely in its own way.  I've yet to do mine, but still plan to.  I can see I have a lot to live up to!!  The pressure is on  :sweat:  I'm doing another Cosmos, and stil need to do my Tonal Painting!  And, I'm doing the Let's Draw course!  Then, there's the Hibiscus, and next Sunday's flower.  Whew!  I'm going to be busy!  :yippee:

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 28, 2012, 12:01:26 AM
Great job on the lily painting too, Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 28, 2012, 12:07:40 AM
Beautiful!  I don't have words enough to express my praise.  :yippee:

The flowers are so well done and absolutely a beautiful background.

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 28, 2012, 04:55:39 AM
Nina,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 28, 2012, 11:44:46 AM
Nina...again nothing wrong with your background. The only thing I might consider would be a little deeper tone around the flowers, personally, I'd just leave it alone.
Beautiful painting...no arguments!   :knuppel2:
 ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on August 28, 2012, 12:28:38 PM
bella tina nina all lillies are so well done, really good job on them all  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 28, 2012, 01:34:25 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Jennylynn, Val, Dennis, Lillian, Polliwag, Rita, SunRai. I appreciate it very much.
Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 28, 2012, 02:30:13 PM
Nina, I love the colors you have used. So natural looking! Beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 28, 2012, 04:33:47 PM
 :thankyou: C.B I appreciate it.
How is the weather where you are at?
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 28, 2012, 05:18:04 PM
We have some minor flooding from the continual rain.  We are suppose to have some more. Heavy winds, but it seems the system shifted a little during the night and we won't be getting as much as expected.  Thank you for asking. :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on August 28, 2012, 05:49:13 PM
Here's my first one...sure am going do another.  My paper dried so quickly and I couldn't lift out some of the shading. Weatherman sez it's gonna cool down in the next couple of days, so will get a better shot at it.


Tousabella!   Bella indeed!!!  What a wonderful job and you have every reason to be proud of this painting!  It's just beautiful and I love it!    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 28, 2012, 11:45:00 PM
Jennylynn, Natalie, Gail and Karen... You all have done a superb job painting the callas.  Hats off to all of you. 
Gail, you get an extra mark for being able to finish in the midst of the flood!  I would have give up, I'm sure. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 29, 2012, 10:56:36 PM
I painted the arum lilies for lesson 31 today. 

I was amazed that the initial light yellow wash made the flowers really look much whiter than leaving the white of the paper. 

Dennis, I am so pleased to have learned this. 

You are so  :smart: !   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 29, 2012, 10:57:31 PM
So very pretty, Lillian!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 29, 2012, 11:01:35 PM
Looks very nice Lillian.  Did you do a light yellow wash over all of the paper or??  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 29, 2012, 11:18:28 PM
Awesome job Lillian  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on August 30, 2012, 01:09:43 AM
NIce Arum Lilies, Lillian  :clap:  :clap:

Yes - that was interesting about the light yellow under-wash.  I'm anxious to give that a try!

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 01:21:16 AM
 :thankyou: so much, each one, C., Dianne, Nina, Rita and Pat.   :hug:

Dennis really knows what he's talking about.  I've learned so much from him.  There's always something new I catch onto with each exercise.

This time it was the fact that a a very light cadmium yellow wash on something can make things look whiter than leaving the white of the paper. 

It does make sense when it comes right down to it and   :yippee:  it's a technique that can be in lots of other compositions.

 :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on August 30, 2012, 03:15:16 AM
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I was amazed that the initial light yellow wash made the flowers really look much whiter than leaving the white of the paper.

Dennis, I am so pleased to have learned this. 

Life is not always what it seems to be.   ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: anki on August 30, 2012, 07:02:53 AM
So beautiful Lilian!    O0 O0  It is true that every time when you learn something new it makes you take a bond forwards. Thanks for sharing. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on August 30, 2012, 10:23:41 AM
lillian beautiful lillies you have made a brilliant job on this painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 11:29:07 AM
 :thankyou: Anki and Jennylynn.

Dennis, you said
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Life is not always what it seems to be.
.  How true.  We can create lots of illusion in our artwork.   :2funny:

And Dennis, I was  :think:-ing.  Yellow is a complementary color to the blue background.  Perhaps that's why it works so well to make the lilies pop and show as white against the blue background?

So if you want to make white flowers look extra white and you use a yellowish background, would you do a light wash with a blue on the flowers ( or whatever) to accomplish the same thing? 

I'll be taking a 3 weekend art theory course in Oct., Nov. at the college.  I need all the help I can get when it comes to color theory.  It seems things take longer these days to sink into the grey matter and I thought a different approach to the subject would help.  I'm hoping anyway.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 30, 2012, 12:16:07 PM
Enjoy the course Lillian, great work on the Lilies.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 03:00:53 PM
 :thankyou: Val.   :flowers:

Next lesson is hibiscus.  We have them in bloom here, white ones mauve ones and pink double ones.

I'm thinking of watching the replay and studying the pdf when it comes in, then instead of painting the next lesson exactly like Dennis has his flower, I might make up my own composition from my photos and painting that.

I'll do some sketches today.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 30, 2012, 08:17:09 PM
Oooooh my! What can I say about this one!  ??? A whole lot if I had more space than this little box!!!! I had trouble with my background color mix seperating when I put it on the paper. It gave it a multi-colored/splotchie/chalkie(enough adjectives?) look!  :confused: Started to begin a new one, but the uncertainty usually happens when I first start, so I decided to keep going!... I should have :surrender: , because it only got worse! I wasn't watching Dennis carefully enough and I went crazy planting grass!!! Or weeds or whatever that stuff is suppose to be!!! I filled half the paper with it before I realized it!!!!  :pullhair: Oh well, I think this painting is one I need to try again!

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on August 30, 2012, 08:33:34 PM
Lillies look lovely and I like all the grass!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 09:02:06 PM
Your painting is beautiful C.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Not only that, it looks pretty familiar.   :2funny:

I had to laugh when you said you weren't listening to Dennis and painted the background grasses right across the paper.  I did the very same thing!   See where I lifted out on the bottom corners?   :2funny:

Good thing there's a forward and stop button on the video.  I use it frequently and when I have it stalled, sometimes my hubby hears me say, "Dennis, Dennis, Dennis!"

How you do the class in 2 hrs, Dennis and how those folks do paint alongs and have them coming out so nice is really beyond me.   :envy:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 30, 2012, 09:13:53 PM
Thank you, Natalie. :blush: I'm  :blush:  to even receive compliments on this one!

Lillian, I just can't imagine being able to paint along!!! It takes me half a day to get one of these finished.  I am pushing stop, rewind, play... repeat the last three steps! ;D  Of course, it doesn't help I can't practice very often.  I have painted 2 paintings in the last 4 months! (Both of those in the last 2 days!)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on August 30, 2012, 10:05:35 PM
Lots of  >:( :( :-\ :'( :tickedoff: :confused: :sweat: :nono: :surrender: :oops: :banghead: :stress: :faint: :pray: :furious: :pullhair: stuff going on here.  For a moment, I thought you were talking about me! :2funny: :2funny:
I feel the same way... but at least you girls are getting stuff done!....and I think your callas look fine cb!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 30, 2012, 11:08:54 PM
Oh c. ... c.c. Bodine ...  Oh C. what you have done!  Sounds better if you sing the tune.   ;D
You have painted...hmmm, how to say it...must be tactful... a bloody marvelous painting   :heeha:  the lilies are lovely, yes the grass may be in need of a trim...and the background looks fine. In fact on the right hand side by the top of the flower I can see an outline that looks like a butterfly behind the flower.
Now, what more could one ask for? 'nuff said.   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 30, 2012, 11:19:52 PM
:2funny: Butterfly,? Get out of the cabin, Val!!!  I think you are sniffing to much fuel!   :2funny:
I guess if I stretch my imagination to it's limits, I may be able to see a butterfly in that accidental water droplet!!! ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 31, 2012, 12:18:07 AM
Oh well then... perhaps it's a moth.   ;)   Fuel fumes? Nah, most likely the varnish from the table!   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on August 31, 2012, 11:00:06 PM
Hopefully Dennis will see this question.  I REALLY dislike the grassy stuff I put into this painting.  Everytime I look at it, I dislike it even more! Is there anything I can do since it is sooo dark or is it just a going to be a lost cause?
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on August 31, 2012, 11:10:28 PM
 :nono:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: anki on August 31, 2012, 11:12:07 PM
Sometimes we are so critical against ourselves. Bodine I find your painting very nice and interesting   :clap: with your little personal touch. Open your eyes and look again!!   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on September 01, 2012, 09:16:09 AM
c bodine i personally think your lillies are beautiful, no I am not just saying that!!!   like anki says "we are so critical of ourselves" how right she is lol  don't be so hard on yourself sit down have a cup :coffee:  and look again  O0   
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on September 02, 2012, 07:55:09 AM
The lesson was not about the "grass" but about the lilies themselves. If you do the lilies well, which you have done, then the rest does not matter to me at all. It is easy to change the background if you really want to.

Just retape the edges with masking tape and then scrub them out by lightening them and softening all the edges.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on September 06, 2012, 10:21:47 PM
I finally finished my Arums painting.  I think it turned out pretty good, considering I'm new at this!  Again, I want to paint another one, but I might tackle the Hibiscus first.  And of course, the Daffodils class is coming up!  I really like these flowers classes.


-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on September 06, 2012, 10:28:50 PM
Super job here Pat.   :clap:  The lilies look fabulous. I think if you wanted to change anything, would be to darken the background a bit to really make your flowers pop off the page. Very well done.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 06, 2012, 10:33:18 PM
C. - I don't think you have to say a word...I will!  It is BEAUTIFUL!!!  I don't know how you got the flowers so crisp looking and I think your background is just wonderful!  The only reason I'd be painting this one over would be if you just simply enjoyed it because I think it's a painting to be proud of...just lovely! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on September 06, 2012, 10:45:31 PM
 :thankyou: Val.

About the background - after making the last one (Cosmos) dark, I tried to make this one lighter!   :2funny: But, yes, I think if it was a bit darker around the flowers they would "pop" more.  Next time!!  I'd probably mess this one up trying to  "fix" it!

I will do another one, because I love Arums (Calla Lilies).  We had them and Bird-of-Paradise all across the front of my childhood home, so they bring back good memories.  Calla Lillies were probably the first flowers I started drawing as a child.  They just are so simply elegant.

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 06, 2012, 10:47:32 PM
I finally finished my Arums painting.  I think it turned out pretty good, considering I'm new at this!  Again, I want to paint another one, but I might tackle the Hibiscus first.  And of course, the Daffodils class is coming up!  I really like these flowers classes.


-Pat

Pat!  Just love 'em!  I think you did a wonderful job on them and you don't seem new at all painting these!  Super job!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on September 06, 2012, 10:48:24 PM
Pat the folds in the flowers are gorgeous!  Beautiful painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on September 06, 2012, 10:56:37 PM
Pat, isn't it funny how we think...ooh I did that last one too.... Then the next one...maybe the other way was better!?   :2funny:  I say, whatever works as long as we're having fun!   :yippee:
Plus you have two beautiful paintings!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on September 06, 2012, 10:58:49 PM
Thanks for the nice words, Mary and Natalie. :1hug:  I did have fun with this one.

I've always been intimidated by watercolors, but I think I should have tried them sooner, because I really love working with them!  I like that I can do 5 or 10 minutes, then make breakfast, get my granddaughter off to school, come home, do a little more, and so goes my day!  I even get up at night and work for 30 minutes or so, then go back to bed!  It's so easy to just start and stop, no clean-up hassles like with oils!  Maybe if I'd tried them sooner, it wouldn't have taken me 40+ years to pick up painting again!!

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on September 06, 2012, 11:03:05 PM
Yes, Val :2funny:  Always second guessing ourselves!  But, at least we get to try different things, experiment, see what works.  The fun is in the journey! :dance:

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on September 06, 2012, 11:07:34 PM
 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on September 06, 2012, 11:20:13 PM
Pat, they are beautiful!!!! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on September 07, 2012, 01:14:12 AM
Pat!  You're painting like a pro!  Very nice work on the lilies!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on September 07, 2012, 01:42:56 AM
Thank-you C. and Lillian for your kind words.  You know, I have you guys to follow!  It's a tough job, because you all do such nice work.  It gives me a high standard to strive for.  :twothumbs:
 
Watching Dennis paint, and then trying to do what he does, really makes it fun.  He breaks it down into workable elements.  I'm really enjoying these flowers.  :flowers:

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on September 07, 2012, 04:32:04 AM
Pat.. great job. You think you have a lot to live up to... I'm so far behind all my friends here, I may never catch up... Guess the good part is.. it really doesn't matter.. we work at our own pace, do as well as we can and be proud of what we do!  That's what makes it fun!  I can't wait to get back from my trip and get started again.  You should be proud of your lilies!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on September 07, 2012, 11:46:31 AM
pat your lillies are beautiful, in fact love everything about this painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on September 07, 2012, 04:02:43 PM
Pat nice job on your Lillies.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on September 08, 2012, 06:46:33 PM
Thank-you EVERYONE for the kind words and encouragement.  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

Rita - yes, I'm new to watercolors, they have always scared me because I'd heard they were hard to do.  Many years ago (45?) I painted in Oils.   After I got busy with family and career I just didn't have the time for painting.  So, when I wanted to start again I decided to give watercolors a try, and WOW, I was hooked!  I wish I had started many years ago!  This Spring I dabbled a bit with a kids pan set of watercolors (disappointing!), and then bought some Daniel Smith tubes and some good brushes that they recommended.  That made all the difference for me, because I could actually get saturated colors.  I started pokng around on the internet for information and tutorials, found Paint Basket and jumped in with both feet!  The Cosmos painting was the first real watercolor painting I did, except for the little sketches I had tried before I found paint basket. I'll post some of those dismal attempts in the gallery - to show my "before & after" work!  Dennis makes it so easy to follow and learn.  I am really excited about learning more as I take all these classes!

I'm also doing the drawing class, and between the two and the rest of my life, it's going slowly.  I joined the Watercolor Club, and have only got the Cosmos done, because I jumped ahead to the live classes becasue I love flowers!  So, I'm plodding along slowly!

We're having some unusual summer-like weather, breaking records for this late in the year.  Tomorrow it's supposed to turn to Fall weather, and maybe even some rain.  The cold is hard for me as well, makes me hurt more, but maybe the painting will take my mind of it!  And, if I do lots of flowers, I can pretend it's summer, at least in my studio!

Again, thanks everyone the your comments and support.  Today I started on the Hibiscus, and I'm watching the live Daffodils class tomorrow!  I'll see some of you there!

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on September 08, 2012, 07:27:57 PM
Wow Pat.  Sorry I hadn't seen this painting.  Having trouble keeping up with everyone.  Your painting is stunning.  I too can't believe you are new to watercolor.  I would have made one big globby, muddly mess of it, what with purple and green on the same sheet.  Yours are lovely.  Hope you are hanging them somewhere in your house to enjoy. :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 11, 2012, 01:20:21 PM
The light wasn't very good when I took the shot but I think you can see it ok.
 :doh: Duh-uh .... took the photo, resized, ready to post .... realized I didn't put in the separation between the two flowers!  :faint: That's one you won't have to tell me about!  ;D

Let's see, it's been just over 2 days, can't count how many hours fighting with internet, but here it is...

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on December 11, 2012, 01:28:17 PM
I love you Arum Val... they are really nice O0 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on December 11, 2012, 01:57:50 PM
Love your colors for the background!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 11, 2012, 02:00:28 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 11, 2012, 02:04:20 PM
Thanks much Natalie. The colours aren't showing very well here. The wash is actually a sort of blue granular/purple colour (if that makes sense), the grasses at the bottom are a dark purple and dark green. I had such a hard time making the dark green I was determined to use it somewhere!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 11, 2012, 02:17:15 PM
The light is giving it a wonderful Old World feel. Though bluesy/purplish granulation is my favorite. Well done! I am not familiar with Arum lillies, but I have seen such gorgeous paintings of them--here and elsewhere.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on December 11, 2012, 02:43:16 PM
I love everything about your painting, Val!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 11, 2012, 02:45:02 PM
Thanks Sarah, I actually like the 'old' look on this. Interesting how the light play affects the look of a painting throughout the day.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 11, 2012, 02:46:06 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: SunRai on December 12, 2012, 12:57:15 AM
Nice Arum Lilies, Val!  The shading on the lilies is so delicate and natural looking.  The colors are pretty, even in the lighting you have.  :clap:   
 
 
I'm glad to see you doing some of the back lessons!  I'm slowly working my way through them, also!  I just finished the "Old Wood, Rust and Plaster".  I have to get the photo on my computer so I can post it - as soon as my granddaughter gets off my laptop  :gl: , which is the one I use for dealing with my photos.
 
 
These are one of my favorite flowers.  We had them in front of our house when I was growing up, and they were one of the first flowers I drew as a child.  They are so elegant.  I'm painting a Calla (Arum) Lily watercolor for my son for Christmas because he loved the one I did for class.  I searched through tons of photos of Calla LIlies, and then drew my own take on them, making a bouquet of three, but not like the one we did in class - to make sure I wasn't infringing on PB's copyright.  I just finished transferring my sketch onto watercolor paper, and can hardly wait to start painting!  I've also done a couple of small postcard size paintings, one only had one flower, and one had two flowers.  I made thank-you cards with them, but forgot to take a picture before I sent them out  :(   At least if I forget to take a photo of the one I'm doing for my son, I'll be able get it back for a day or so!   ::)
 
Now I have to figure out what I'm going to paint for my daughter - can't give to one without giving to the other!! :2funny: 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on December 12, 2012, 04:30:54 AM
Oh Val I really like this painting, beautiful.  Like the others, I especially like the colors and the way you brought the background color into the lily--pulls it together nicely. I am impressed that with the holidays, people are finding time for painting---I am always way too frenzied this time of year even though I promise myself I won't do it again.  Thanks for sharing your lovely painting :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on December 12, 2012, 09:59:06 AM
val really like this painting it is gorgeous love the colours and agree it has that "old world" look about it  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 12, 2012, 11:40:38 AM
Nice Arum Lilies, Val!  The shading on the lilies is so delicate and natural looking.  The colors are pretty, even in the lighting you have.  :clap:   
 
I'm glad to see you doing some of the back lessons!  I'm slowly working my way through them, also!
I meant to take another picture yesterday in better light but forgot.....cruiseheimer's!  :D

I'm still fighting with the blending, Dennis puts some paint down, runs his damp brush down the side...and voila! Lovely blended shading. I won't go into detail, so let's just say mine does not follow suit! I seem to be lacking on the voila!  ;D

Thank you for your lovely comment....on to the Hibiscus.  :fight:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 12, 2012, 11:54:09 AM
Oh Val I really like this painting, beautiful.  Like the others, I especially like the colors and the way you brought the background color into the lily--pulls it together nicely. I am impressed that with the holidays, people are finding time for painting---I am always way too frenzied this time of year even though I promise myself I won't do it again.  Thanks for sharing your lovely painting :clap:
Thank you so much Lynn. I still have a terrible habit of not making enough background colour...so I made sure with this one. I completely filled one of my wells! I had enough to float a battle ship!  :2funny: I hated wasting the paint, but at least I didn't run out...so I figure I'm half way there.  :whistle:
Christmas will be a bit different for us this year. Most of our dearest friends are back in the east Caribbean, we usually have 15-20 people aboard for potluck dinner. I do the turkey and trifle, and everyone brings a dish of some kind. I usually make stockings for everyone. This year, most of the folks (cruising) we met here are flying home for the holidays (mostly US). There are a couple of people staying so hopefully we'll get together at some point. Going to be quiet, that's for sure. Putting together some gifts for the kids at the orphanage here, so that and painting is keeping me occupied.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 12, 2012, 11:55:44 AM
val really like this painting it is gorgeous love the colours and agree it has that "old world" look about it  O0
Thank you Jennylynn, we'll see what everyone thinks about it when I get a better photo in here....  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on December 16, 2012, 03:16:07 PM
Here is my Arum Lily :)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on December 16, 2012, 03:17:26 PM
Beautiful job Bhavna!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 16, 2012, 06:03:22 PM
So beautiful! :yippee: Bhavna! I love the granulation of the background.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on December 16, 2012, 06:56:22 PM
Splendid work!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 16, 2012, 11:18:25 PM
Banner job Bhavna  :clap: :clap: Who knew you could paint a white flower by painting it yellow?!  :heeha:

Wonderful painting, well done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on December 17, 2012, 12:03:53 AM
Beautiful Bhavna! Your background is gorgeous but at the same time it does not steal attention from the flowers which are so pretty they stand out very well. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on December 17, 2012, 01:17:01 AM
Thanks everyone for beautiful comment. I enjoyed painting this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on December 18, 2012, 02:11:07 AM
This is wonderfully beautiful, bhavna! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 19, 2012, 07:26:14 PM
Finally remembered to take a better photo of the Arum Lilies.  :blush:

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on December 19, 2012, 07:28:16 PM
Val, these are just great.  Love the lavendar background and those complementary blues in shadow with the orange stamens.  Great!!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 19, 2012, 07:34:27 PM
Oooo, that was quick!  ;D Thank you Lynn, This is much more like the painting. Surprising the difference good light makes.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on December 19, 2012, 09:22:42 PM
...even prettier Val :)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 19, 2012, 09:30:39 PM
 :thankyou: Denise.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on December 19, 2012, 10:15:28 PM
It doesn't get any better than this, Val, it's gorgeous!  Love it!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 19, 2012, 11:34:25 PM
There's the bluey purple granulation. Love that!!! Plus now I can see that your lawn, gardeny background growth adds some depth by not stopping with the forward grasses. Nice.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on December 20, 2012, 12:09:38 AM
Awesome Val :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on December 20, 2012, 03:14:11 AM
Stupendously Stunning, Val!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tania on December 20, 2012, 05:28:52 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Bravo! Beautiful painting, Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 20, 2012, 01:22:04 PM
That stamps it! I'll only take the photos in the afternoon! Thank you one and all for your encouraging comments.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on December 20, 2012, 04:01:20 PM
bhavna & val stupendous stunning paintings !!!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on February 25, 2013, 06:49:50 PM
adding more lillies to the bunch....
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on February 25, 2013, 07:06:04 PM
Well done Denise :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on February 25, 2013, 07:28:26 PM
 :clap:  Excellent painting Denise.  I love it.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on February 25, 2013, 07:33:50 PM
Very pretty Denise.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 25, 2013, 07:48:55 PM
Oh my, Denise, you did such nice work with your leaves! The whole painting is pretty, the background is gorgeous. But  I am especially impressed with what you did with your leaves.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on February 25, 2013, 07:50:13 PM
Beautiful Denise  :clap: :clap: my one suggestion would be to put a bit more colour into the stem/bottom end of the flowers.
Very nice job with the blendings.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on February 26, 2013, 02:13:14 AM
I agree with Val - the stems should be slightly green and the bottom of the middle flower must have a slightly orange tinge as part of the flower itself. That will round off the painting perfectly. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on February 26, 2013, 03:36:26 AM
 :thankyou: Sarah, Nina, Patricia and Bhavna :thankyou:
 :) Dennis and Val, thank you for the suggestions, I will make those changes - I'm excited to see the improvement! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on February 26, 2013, 04:22:08 AM
original
 
revised
 
 :wave: Little better?
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: njnjgirl on February 26, 2013, 11:17:02 AM
Hi Denise, your lilies are very pretty and I agree with Sarah, your leaves are great. I think the shading in the lilies themselves is well done,, so subtle.     A beautiful painting!  :congrats: ..Nice job on the changes.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on February 26, 2013, 12:19:01 PM
 O0     :clap: beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on February 26, 2013, 12:45:56 PM
Much better Denise.  :clap: :clap:   Notice how you've now given the flower stems more dimension, they don't look flat anymore. You have some nice rounding on the flowers.  O0

I know I held my breath when I put in the shadings  :faint:    ....I'm still a bit of a coward with the darks..  :eyesclosed: Funny how it all turns out in the end!  ;D

Well done.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on February 26, 2013, 02:37:56 PM
 :yippee: Great job Denise!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 26, 2013, 02:45:40 PM
Whoa, Denise! I have not seen the lesson, but the color, shading on the lip of that lower flower is :heeha: gorgeous! Stems, too. How do you feel about it??? You need to do a painting of these now in your own composition, because you have got the arum lily.  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on February 26, 2013, 04:45:52 PM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: It's amazing just what a little bit of shading does to a painting O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on February 26, 2013, 05:39:49 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, thank you again. Yeay ;D , now it's on to the Hibiscus...
 
Sarah, my own composition? I know, I thought about it, as I do after each painting, but I'm such a chicken. I usually divert myself by just starting the next lesson ::) I've gotten pretty good at that :P .
I'm almost done with my club series though, so that will be a perfect time to do my own stuff. Will of course, still use Dennis' replays for guidance and company :)
Regarding the stems and shading, It took just a few minutes and I like the results, it seems to warm things up a bit...
 
 :thankyou: Natalie :thankyou:
 
Val, I thought I was ok with doing darks, but I did hold back on these lillies. They look so delicate I didn't want to mess it up and ended up going too minimal on the shadings. Sooo, thanks to you and Dennis, you didn't let me get away with it ;D
 
 :thankyou: Dianne :thankyou:
 
Mary Lou, thanks for your comments :) I enjoyed doing the blending for these flowers. Plus, it's a nice change from rocks and water! :D Which I will go back to after the flower series...
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on February 26, 2013, 05:43:51 PM
Val, I thought I was ok with doing darks, but I did hold back on these lillies. They look so delicate I didn't want to mess it up and ended up going too minimal on the shadings. Sooo, thanks to you and Dennis, you didn't let me get away with it ;D   

 :nono:   Have no fear....I'll be keeping watch as much and as long as I can!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on February 26, 2013, 09:23:31 PM
 :clap: :clap:   Val and Bhavna, I never saw your lillies and have just gone back and had a look at them.  Stunning work too.  Congratulations to you both.  Well done.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on March 01, 2013, 11:46:02 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia. I've really enjoyed the florals. Will finish up the series when I get home.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: njnjgirl on March 06, 2013, 08:05:21 PM
So nice to see everyone's lilies.  They are all so well done.  Denise, I am tagging along behind you, now !   :2funny:  Your lilies were beautiful.  I had a bit of an issue with the background :( , but here is my attempt:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on March 06, 2013, 08:08:58 PM
Well done Njnjgirl :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 06, 2013, 08:33:53 PM
Pretty, pretty shadows and petal turn.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on March 06, 2013, 10:29:08 PM
 :clap: Ha ha, we've switched! Your lillys are lovely - the shading on the flowers turned out great and I think the background brings out the flowers and leaves perfectly. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: polliwag on March 06, 2013, 10:49:56 PM
Denise, these are a favorite of mine as well as the strelitzia.  You have made them proud! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: njnjgirl on March 07, 2013, 12:02:15 AM
Thank you Bhavna, Sarah, Denise and Dianne.  Yes,  Denise, now I am stalking you  :2funny: ..copying from your paper ... :2funny: but , hmmmm, I like your lilies better!  You have such beautiful blending and a nice light touch. Really nice for flowers. 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on March 07, 2013, 12:03:31 AM
Well done, Mary Lou!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on March 07, 2013, 02:31:23 AM
Mary Lou, join the ranks of all the others who did very well :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: njnjgirl on March 07, 2013, 11:27:48 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian and  :thankyou:  Dennis.  Dennis, Thank you for such wonderful classes.  When I look at my earlier paintings and what I have done now, wow, what a difference and in such a short time, really.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: thebryce on July 28, 2013, 11:31:27 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/936580_4844123143825_193616748_n.jpg)
I need to give it another "go" but not today.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on July 28, 2013, 11:36:05 PM
Good go Bryce. This one took me about 18hrs. if I remember rightly. I remember because Lloyd was really hungry!  ;D   I started painting at about 0200 in the morning, and finished somewhere about 1900 that evening....never came up for air!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Denise808 on July 29, 2013, 12:07:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice  Bryce - the deep, rich colors are lovely .....  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jrhall036 on July 29, 2013, 12:09:27 AM
What needs another go here?  Bryce, it's perfect!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on July 29, 2013, 01:59:22 AM
No need to sign it.  I already know that's a Bryce painting.   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: njnjgirl on July 29, 2013, 10:40:26 AM
Again, well done Bryce...why another go?  I think this is lovely. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on August 01, 2013, 12:31:19 PM
 O0  Bryce
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2013, 03:04:57 PM
Well done Mary Lou, Well done Bryce,  O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Harald on August 31, 2013, 06:34:41 PM
This one I had skipped, or rather I did not get it right. But here it is at last and I think it is not that bad.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 31, 2013, 07:13:32 PM
Harold, lovely, quite lovely.  I know that white flowers are difficult to paint, but you did it beautifully.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Harald on August 31, 2013, 10:09:28 PM
mea,  :thankyou: Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on September 01, 2013, 12:44:45 AM
Very nice job Harald  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: jrhall036 on September 01, 2013, 03:39:59 PM
Beautiful lilies, Harald!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on September 01, 2013, 06:24:52 PM
Very good, Harald :clap: :clap: :clap: The stamens need to be a bright yellow-orange. This will do wonders to the painting O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 23, 2014, 09:23:43 PM

This was so much fun to paint! We call these Calla Lillies here and when they start to bloom it tells me that Spring is almost there...
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on February 23, 2014, 09:43:36 PM
Beautifully done Sharon.  I loved doing these flowers, all the subtle shadings/blendings. I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to painting some more of these from photos I took up in Guat. City last year.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on February 23, 2014, 10:26:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful painting Sharon.  I just love looking at your work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 23, 2014, 10:39:16 PM
Thanks, Val and Patricia! And Val, I can't wait to see your Guat City photos of this flower - do they look similar or are they different?  I want to paint more of these...I recently painted a camellia - which is our city's flower - another sign that spring is near!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 23, 2014, 11:00:29 PM
Oh, lovely lilies, Sharon.  The white against the purple background is perfect!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: doina on February 23, 2014, 11:05:38 PM
beautiful painting Sharon. Congratulations  :clap: :painting: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MSWcrane on February 23, 2014, 11:20:13 PM
Gorgeous painting Sharon  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Lillian on February 24, 2014, 12:12:55 AM
Spectacular, Sharon !!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 24, 2014, 04:58:07 PM
Ahh - what great comments to wake up to this morning - many thanks!! Heading over to Aaron bros today to find the perfect frame for it!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MSWcrane on February 24, 2014, 06:02:16 PM
Sharon, FYI just in case you don't already have one here is where you can get a 50% off coupon for Aarons for this week

http://www.aaronbrothers.com/coupons (http://www.aaronbrothers.com/coupons)

Always more fun shopping with a Coupon   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 24, 2014, 06:47:51 PM
You're so sweet Sue -  thanks!!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MSWcrane on February 24, 2014, 06:51:12 PM
 :urwelcome:  enjoy shopping  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on February 24, 2014, 08:43:30 PM
very well done sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: thebryce on February 25, 2014, 06:20:25 PM
Sharon, your skill with watercolor is improving with every post. Soon I will be taking lessons from you. Nice job!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 25, 2014, 07:04:14 PM
Thanks Sue, Bhava and Bryce - and Bryce, it will be a looong time before I'll be teaching a watercolor class - but you're so sweet to say that! I'll just be very sad when I eventually finish all of the watercolor classes that Dennis has done - they've been amazing!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on February 26, 2014, 02:17:49 PM
Don't be sad Sharon for there are the pastel lessons and boy, the pastels can be stunning too.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 26, 2014, 04:41:49 PM
You're right, Patricia! And there are acrylics too!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on February 28, 2014, 06:07:44 AM
Sharon, an excellent painting and the sky compliments the flowers :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 28, 2014, 03:48:09 PM
Thanks Dennis! Of course with watercolors I never know if ill be able to replicate this skycolor again!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on February 28, 2014, 06:35:07 PM
Awesome job Sharon. :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 16, 2014, 10:03:50 AM
Hi! It is always fun to Paint flowers. And I'm so glad that I learn what to do With the background... I often struggle With the background when I Paint flowers....






Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on July 16, 2014, 10:07:08 AM
Bryndis, you are getting better and better  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on July 16, 2014, 10:25:54 AM
Thank you! I'm so glad that I found these lessons on the internet!

Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 01:04:02 PM
 :clap:

The best lessons!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: BeaSue on July 18, 2014, 01:56:51 AM
Lovely, Bryndis!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on July 18, 2014, 02:32:35 AM
Awsome painting Brindis.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on July 18, 2014, 03:44:39 AM
This was one of my favourites. Great job Bryndis  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: sally13 on July 18, 2014, 05:15:02 AM
Thats beautiful work Bryndis.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on July 24, 2014, 02:42:45 PM
very nice Bryndis.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on September 09, 2014, 12:57:00 AM
Though i would do my own version, free hand and an abstract background along with a ladybug and water drops.  I hope my shading is correct.  Your comments are welcome.  Note to see it upright you have to click on it, i don't know why it appears like that. 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on September 09, 2014, 01:05:06 AM
Wow, Danielle! I love the colors and the originality of your painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: sally13 on September 09, 2014, 01:38:39 AM
This is really lovely Danielle, I love the colors and the flowers are beautifully done. Just one little distraction for me is too many droplets in a row on the central flower.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on September 09, 2014, 02:02:56 AM
I really love your flowers and the addition of the ladybug.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 09, 2014, 02:34:31 AM
Danielle,

The lilies themselves are really lovely - beautifully done.  The ladybug is a cute addition, but the waterdrops are distracting (too many).

Love the background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on September 09, 2014, 05:05:58 AM
Really beautiful Arums and background :clap: :clap: :clap:   I just find the waterdrops too centralized on only one arum and too regimented - they must be more unevenly spread around
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Kedde on September 09, 2014, 05:07:47 AM
Great W/C and the background is outstanding too ...
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Daisyblue77 on September 09, 2014, 12:29:22 PM
Beautiful painting !!!!!!   I agree there are too many water droplets  all in a grouping on the center flower.  The lady bug is a sweet addition.  Awesome background.  Good for you !!!!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on September 09, 2014, 12:45:07 PM
 :thankyou: all so much for your encouragement and advice.   here are my corrections on the arum lillies.   I have taken out about 11 waterdrops to the center lillies and added a few to the other lillies.    :thankyou: so much for the suggestion what a difference it makes.    :hug:
 :thankyou: Dennis for viewing my painting and commenting on it.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on September 09, 2014, 12:52:55 PM
Less is more!   ;)
You are very talented.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on September 09, 2014, 12:56:37 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie for your compliment. You also are very talented. So many talents  on the PB site.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: richkay on October 02, 2014, 09:41:52 PM
Here is my arum lilies painting.  I enjoy painting the layers.  I have to leave more hard lines on my shading but I do love blending.

Thank you for the wonderful lessons, Dennis.

Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: sally13 on October 02, 2014, 10:16:11 PM
Beautiful :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on October 02, 2014, 11:21:52 PM
:Rich, i realy like the softness of your lillies.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 02, 2014, 11:30:45 PM
Lovely lilies, Kay.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on October 03, 2014, 06:22:30 AM
Kay, Excellent Arum Lilies :clap: :clap: :clap:   The veins in the leaves are a bit too thick and "hard" and should be toned down quite a bit to improve the painting as a whole O0
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on October 03, 2014, 01:59:50 PM
Nice work Kay  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: richkay on October 08, 2014, 07:09:13 PM
Thank you Dennis for the suggestion.  I did notice that the right leaf was getting more attention than it deserved.  I did tone them both down and softened the veins. 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bellarina on November 17, 2014, 02:29:51 AM
Om gosh, the wintery mix doesn't alow for any sunshine and my photograph can't pick
up the colors correctly. I'll try to to repost tomorrow
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bellarina on November 17, 2014, 02:45:39 PM
Used more lighting when taking this picture but the bulbs are daylight bulbs and they cast a blue hue.  Hope some sunshine heads this way soon.  Winter in Texas is way to early.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on November 17, 2014, 02:47:09 PM
Very well done  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 17, 2014, 03:39:55 PM
Robin,

Lovely work on the lilies.

Interesting how photos look so different depending on the light.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on November 17, 2014, 07:40:33 PM
Beautiful, Robin :clap: :clap: :clap:   Some camera have the ability to adjust the White Balance.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: cyril on November 30, 2014, 03:24:31 PM
All you guys have done great job  :clap:  :clap:

 :thankyou: Dennis for this  great Lesson.

Here's my version.

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on November 30, 2014, 06:15:48 PM
Lovely neat painting, Cyril. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bellarina on December 01, 2014, 12:58:36 AM
lovely painting. beautiful backgtound
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: cyril on December 01, 2014, 03:39:51 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis , Bellarina for your kind comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on December 01, 2014, 05:56:18 PM
Nice work Cyril.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: cyril on December 02, 2014, 12:57:54 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on December 03, 2014, 08:01:51 PM
Wow...beautiful paintings, Bellarina and Cyril.  They are lovely.

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on December 03, 2014, 10:02:59 PM
Bellarina and Cyril you did a great job on your lillies.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bellarina on December 04, 2014, 03:06:00 AM
 :thankyou:Retta amd danielle
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: cyril on December 05, 2014, 06:01:28 AM
 :thankyou: Retta and Danielle
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sue W on December 31, 2014, 10:30:44 AM
I thought I posted this to the right Lesson, but, when I went to look for it, it wasn't there! ;D ;D ;D
It may pop up anywhere! I'm going to try again, hopefully, this time it will work  :blush:


It's really difficult to get the right colors from a photo, even when I fool around with the scanner and Digital Image Pro. This is the best I can do. The dark grasses don't stand out so much in the real painting. I made the lilies pink because it is my daughters favorite color and I was planning on giving it to her. I think I lost too many whites at the edges of the flowers, especially the smaller, center one. What do you think?

Sue W
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on December 31, 2014, 04:16:11 PM
I'm sure your daughter will love this.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 31, 2014, 05:02:40 PM
Sue W

Beautiful colors!  Except for the middle lily looking a bit squished, I think it's wonderfully done.  The top two lilies look exquisite to me.

I'm sure your daughter will treasure it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on December 31, 2014, 08:00:00 PM
Sue, a very lovely painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
The problem with the center arum lily is that the left edge lines up alonside the left one instead of really overlapping it. This "lining up" makes it look part of the left lily.
Also darken up the background next to the middle lily's stem as it blends in too much to the background. Fix these up and you will have a  :clap: painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on December 31, 2014, 08:29:57 PM
Well done Sue  O0 lovely colourings on the flowers.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sherri on March 01, 2015, 01:58:34 AM
My submission for this lesson.  Advice welcome!!

Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 01, 2015, 03:02:02 AM
Sherri,

Lovely lilies.  So pretty.

Just curious, the bottom veins on your beautiful leaves face down, but they face up at the top of the leaves.  Is that how they are in real life.  Never saw a leaf like that before - but I don't get around much!

Nice work!

aloha

mea




Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on March 01, 2015, 03:28:04 AM
Sheri....a beautiful picture.  You did an awesome job.  They are lovely.

Mea, yes..the veins go down as you get closer to the stem end.  Have a look at the PDF and you will see the leaves.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 01, 2015, 03:57:16 AM
Thanks, Retta.  I should have known that - duh. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bellarina on March 01, 2015, 03:43:04 PM
Nice shading on the flowers Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on March 02, 2015, 06:08:33 AM
Well done, Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on March 02, 2015, 11:34:34 PM
Lillies are lovely Sherri  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: thebryce on March 07, 2015, 12:11:14 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 07, 2015, 03:03:15 PM
Great job on your lilies Sherri! Any chance you could darken your sky to make them pop out more? They're so pretty!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Sherri on March 07, 2015, 05:11:24 PM
Thanks everyone. Sharon. Great idea to darken the sky. I will do that

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on April 03, 2015, 04:09:49 PM
Well done Sherri.  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on April 04, 2015, 01:55:17 AM
Beautifull painting Sherry.  Sharon has a point .
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 11, 2015, 12:40:38 PM
I might as well give up, I try my best but on the other hand I enjoy water colour so much. Dennis it's no reflection on your classes, you are the BEST.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Bellarina on June 11, 2015, 12:58:24 PM
The 3D effect is good on the leaves and flowers Louisa.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on June 11, 2015, 01:18:47 PM
Very good Louisa,  what is this give up, you are doing so great, you will see it gets better.   I nearly quite  oils myself but perseverance  will get you there.   Keep the good work.   :flowers:   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: ncwren on June 11, 2015, 01:50:54 PM
  Looks great Louisa  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on June 11, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
Sherry, I love the color of your lilies.  Great job.

Lousia, wonderful job on your lilies.  They are beautiful.  Good job, young lady.

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 11, 2015, 07:46:01 PM
Louisa,

What??? - Don't use the words "Give Up."  You probably have more promise as an artist than most of us.

Glad I got Internet access today so I could scold you!!!

Your arums are really good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on June 13, 2015, 01:52:20 PM
Way to go Louisa.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 13, 2015, 04:15:41 PM
Thank you so much Robin, Danielle, Natalie, Retta, Mea and Nina. Love you guys. Mea I knew you would find a wi fi to look at my paintings. :hug: :hug: :hug: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on June 14, 2015, 12:14:30 AM
NEVER EVER GIVE UP - Winston Churchill - and England won the war :clap: :clap: :clap:  Louisa you ARE winning the war against watercolours :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 14, 2015, 10:08:56 AM
Thanks to you Dennis, I won't give up. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on June 22, 2015, 12:26:31 PM
 :faint:   Whew! I thought for sure I'd have to get that  :knuppel2: out yet again!  ;D   Saved by Dennis!  :yippee:

Great job on these lilies Louisa, and I'll bet they didn't take you a week or more to finish! I haven't really improved overmuch with my time frame, but I just have to keep working at it. I like to think my skill set has improved somewhat since my first attempts, so if I can do it...well, we already know you can!  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Oh yes, great roses by the by.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 22, 2015, 04:25:19 PM
Val you really are a tonic to me, you have a way with words that make me giggle every time, my husband thinks I'm mad, sitting here and laugh at myself. Thank you. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Annie. on January 15, 2017, 10:57:52 PM
Here are my Arum Lilies, minus the white pollen.

I have a question, what is Chinese white?  Is it just a tube of WC paint like the others I bought, or something special.  I thought there were "no white" in WC... just preserved paper.

Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Val on January 15, 2017, 11:46:08 PM
 :heeha: This is gorgeous Annie! Chinese white is a tube just like your other w/c. If you add it on right from the tube it is quite opaque....but sometimes you may have to repeat the process to make it stand out. I have found that it works best if you add it after the painting is dry. Otherwise it tends to melt/blend in with the painting. But, that's just me.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on January 16, 2017, 01:23:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Annie, your painting of the Arum Lilies are outstanding.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: dennis on January 16, 2017, 03:19:26 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 16, 2017, 05:13:44 AM
Lovely lilies, Annie.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Danielle123 on January 16, 2017, 01:45:02 PM
Wow Annie those lilies are gorgeous,  you are getting better by the minute.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Annie. on January 16, 2017, 02:53:30 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Val, Patricia, Mea, and Danielle.

It would be difficult not to improve with Dennis' clear explanations and demonstrations.

Many thanks Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Kathysutterlin on January 16, 2017, 11:28:33 PM
 :clap: Beautiful, Annie! I love the way the flowers turned out.  :smitten: Nice edges, folds, and shading.
 I miss watercolor. I won't be returning to it until after our big move. 
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Annie. on January 17, 2017, 01:08:53 AM
Thank you Kathy.  Give me a chance to catch up with you, while on vacation.   I don't do the classes in the order they were released, but in the order of difficulties.  So I am going through the Level 1 at this time.  I don't know if this is wise, but it is less likely to frustrate me with more advanced techniques.

When is the big move?  Lots of work I am sure.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Kathysutterlin on January 17, 2017, 03:35:36 AM
Hi Annie. I think that doing the level one classes is a great idea. I may follow your lead when I get back to painting. I will start a separate post about the move as I don't want to tie up Dennis's watercolor thread.  :painting:  Will post in a moment.  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 17, 2017, 07:47:59 PM
Excellent work, Annie!Great shading.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Annie. on January 18, 2017, 12:43:22 AM
Thank you Steve!   Really value your input.
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: KathyKuz on February 22, 2017, 12:16:50 AM
Annie:  Love your lilies  You have done a beautiful job.  Love the soft background.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #31 - Arum Lilies
Post by: Annie. on February 22, 2017, 02:58:57 AM
Thank you so much Kathy, you comment warmed my heart.  :thankyou:

Those lilies are what I feel was the nicest WC painting class I did.   I have ordered some Chinese white to do the pollen, along with a bunch of art supply, which I will pick up in the US next week... it is so much cheaper that way.

I will use the Chinese withe to finish it.  But this is my favorite painting of all.

 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
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