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Title: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Art8 on September 25, 2012, 10:57:17 PM
How do I get access to the class after I have watched the live class and download :help: all the stuff that goes with it
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: dennis on September 25, 2012, 11:34:31 PM
Pretty good for a first paint a long  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: anita on September 25, 2012, 11:40:21 PM
I don't think it's a mess at all ...  the foreground dune and grasses are interesting and the far dune looks good ... okay maybe the sea could do with a little fixing but I think it's great for a paint along.  Well done Lynn :)
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: anita on September 25, 2012, 11:45:00 PM
Hi Art8

It takes Nolan a little while to edit the live class and put the link up - usually within a day or two and the pdf is available soon after.   There is usually an email sent out to let us know when they are available for viewing.  HTH

Anita
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Post by: NHC50 on September 26, 2012, 01:35:10 AM
Lynn I think you did a great job, being your first paint along. Nothing is hard to fix.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 26, 2012, 02:15:56 AM
Lynn....I'll be lucky if mine is HALF that good WITHOUT painting along!  I think you did a fantastic job...really!    :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on September 26, 2012, 02:41:29 AM
Your painting looks very nice to me, Lynn.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I missed the class today, busy day.  I'm really looking forward to the replay.  This is a beautiful composition.  I love the colors.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on September 26, 2012, 02:49:16 AM
certainly not a mess at all, I think you did a great job, especially considering I was painting very fast to get the painting complete in the allotted time.

Let the painting dry and then you can come back and fiddle with the one or two things you are not happy with - or even better - send it to Pat, he will fiddle with it for you until it's perfect ;D
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Post by: musika on September 26, 2012, 07:01:28 AM
 :2funny:  :clap:
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Post by: Harald on September 26, 2012, 08:42:59 AM
Absolutely great.
I tried to paint along as well. It was not that successful. I`ll use your picture as model for corrections.
Harald
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Post by: jennylynn on September 26, 2012, 10:00:11 AM
lynn first paint along !!   looks good to me  O0    have a cup :coffee:   sit back and take a look  see  not as bad as you thought  O0   
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: lynn p. on September 26, 2012, 11:35:29 AM
You All are so very generous and kind!  I do feel it's pretty bad.  Nolan, that was funny (we love you Pat).  Good idea to let it dry and redo areas.  So how DO you mix cerulean if you have none?  I tried pthalo blue plus white and dulled down with orange but it was not there.      :thankyou: to everyone .  I have to say that you hone your skills with this paint a long thing, if it doesn't drive you to drink!
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Post by: musika on September 26, 2012, 11:55:52 AM
Cerulean has a bias towards green so I would use Phthalo blue G.S. plus c. 8 x zinc white plus a speck of magenta to dull.

Golden uses the recipe of 80 parts zinc white : 10 parts phthalo blue GS : 1 part Quinacridone Magenta
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Leana on September 26, 2012, 04:37:37 PM
 :heeha: paint along... you did really great Lynn  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ray, great to know that  :thankyou:

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: valweb on September 26, 2012, 04:50:44 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: lynn p. on September 26, 2012, 05:57:08 PM
Oh thank you Leana and Valweb  :)  Ray, that's great to know.  I didn't think of magenta but I have that and will try. :thankyou:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Mel on September 26, 2012, 08:28:32 PM
I think it looks great! I love the foreground!
Mel
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Post by: Karen on September 26, 2012, 11:44:56 PM
Looks good Lynne, you have nothing to worry about for a paint along.  I miss painting along - you are right, one little thing like no masking stuff or scrambling to get a missing colour throws you  - But you get the painting done and often it only needs a fix up - which I get a lot of practice at doing  - rather then a repaint. makes you pay attention on the replat too,
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Post by: Val on September 27, 2012, 12:41:06 AM
I think you've done an excellent job Lynn.   :clap:   :clap:

Once you find the plug....your ocean will be just fine.   O0
Quickly please...   :boat:  don't want to go down the plughole!   ;D
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Post by: lynn p. on September 27, 2012, 02:02:17 AM
 :2funny:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 05, 2012, 07:02:38 AM
Once again, there are just too many issues to cite but maybe, Nolan, by the time you're done assessing it, I'll have finished the rhino so that gives you about 2 years to complete your commentary.  I wasn't even going to post it because I can't get a good light on it but there really are highlights on the farther beaches.  The problem always begins when I sketch it out free hand...it went fine for a while and then came the breakdown part.  There's a whole new color wheel in there but I tried to at least use complimentary colors.  I think at this point it is what is is.  It's too late at night for me to contemplate the seagulls but it's really because they took one look at them and said we're outta here!!!  Open to any suggestions and I do have my exacto knife in hand!!!  Here it is...I'd had great hopes for it but "something" happened with the palette and I just couldn't get it back.  Anyway, it was great fun.

Here goes:

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Post by: Maryna on October 05, 2012, 08:53:20 AM
Looking at the painting, the first suggestion and a big rule - there are no hard edges. Look at the distant area where the sea comes on the shore, the line there is too hard, soften it out. Take another look at Nolan's painting/the replay.  ;)

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Post by: Lillian on October 05, 2012, 01:00:06 PM
Mary, for heaven's sake put that exacto knife down!  You're making me nervous!   :2funny:

I love the colors, even though they might not be right on with Nolan's.  I still have to watch this replay as we were away for the live class.

I'm absolutely sure, there's nothing that can't be fixed if need be.

You are a very good painter whether you realize it or not!   :flowers:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: valweb on October 05, 2012, 01:03:24 PM
 :clap: I don't think you must beat yourself up about this painting because I like it very much.   You seem to have a different style that has developed here and I like it.    O0  :)   Your colours are lovely and warm and rich.   
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Val on October 05, 2012, 01:24:25 PM
Mary, Mary, Mary.   :nono:  I do not say this lightly as I am doing a tapdance on my android.   :P  So if I bite off my tongue I'm holding you responsible, and Lloyd will most likely be forever greatful.   ::)

This is not a bad painting. Why? Because you are not a bad painter. See the correlation?   ;D  Your colouring may be different, but that's ok...it's your painting and your interpretation. I'm pretty certain Nolan doesn't want to see 20 mirror images come back. Relax, and be the the wild rebel we know you are!   ;D  Show us your colours ... you never know, they may become PB classics!   >:D   :2funny:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 05, 2012, 02:53:14 PM
Looking at the painting, the first suggestion and a big rule - there are no hard edges. Look at the distant area where the sea comes on the shore, the line there is too hard, soften it out. Take another look at Nolan's painting/the replay.


Thank you, Maryna, for your suggestions - you're right.  I wish the hard lines were the ONLY problem!   :)
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 05, 2012, 03:02:25 PM
Mary, for heaven's sake put that exacto knife down!  You're making me nervous!   :2funny:

I love the colors, even though they might not be right on with Nolan's.  I still have to watch this replay as we were away for the live class.

I'm absolutely sure, there's nothing that can't be fixed if need be.

You are a very good painter whether you realize it or not!   :flowers:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Oooook, Lillian...I'll put it down...but just until I figure out where the fishing hole is going!  And the rest is fixed...it's in the closet!   :2funny:

Thank you as always, Lady Lillian and I'm happy you think I'm a good painter but it really is the last thing I'd put on my resume...I feel like either something is blinding me or that something is out there but just beyond my reach no matter how I try to adjust my thinking before I start something.  It usually starts off ok and then "things" happen...I make a judgement on it and it all goes downhill from there.  I just wish I could find the key.  :1hug: :flowers:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 05, 2012, 03:09:09 PM
:clap: I don't think you must beat yourself up about this painting because I like it very much.   You seem to have a different style that has developed here and I like it.    O0  :)   Your colours are lovely and warm and rich.

Ohh, Val...thank you so much.  The colors came about because I loved the purplish tones in the reference picture and in trying to achieve that, something went way off course and then I just abandoned looking and then, well, the rest is history.  I couldn't duplicate it again to save my life!  This was not a "happy accident" to me.  You always make me feel so much better though...thank you again... :1hug:


Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 05, 2012, 03:17:23 PM
Mary, Mary, Mary.   :nono:  I do not say this lightly as I am doing a tapdance on my android.   :P  So if I bite off my tongue I'm holding you responsible, and Lloyd will most likely be forever greatful.   ::)

This is not a bad painting. Why? Because you are not a bad painter. See the correlation?   ;D  Your colouring may be different, but that's ok...it's your painting and your interpretation. I'm pretty certain Nolan doesn't want to see 20 mirror images come back. Relax, and be the the wild rebel we know you are!   ;D  Show us your colours ... you never know, they may become PB classics!   >:D   :2funny:

Oh no, Val!  Is your tongue ok??  We can't have that!   :'(


How did you know I'm a rebel?   :2funny: Maybe THAT'S the style?  I dunno...but I'm on shaky ground for sure...just take a look at that path and the martian footprints...notice they only go one way?  See what happens when I go out looking for your boat???

Thank you, darlin'...you make me laugh right out loud!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on October 05, 2012, 08:15:22 PM
I don't think there is a problem with your colours at all. I think they are lively and vibrant and you have captured the sunlight beautifully  :clap: I also like that your path leads all the way to the beach O0

I would however either drop the final set of foot prints, the one's against the water, or make them smaller to show the perspective. Remember things get smaller the further away they are from you O0

I agree with Maryna about the distant shoreline, just break it up with some wet sand here and there to add interest.

Then the distance beach, against the inlet - blend the shadow colour into the sunlit beach colour there.
Then the left hand grass has blended into each other a bit too much so when the painting is dry you can even use the rigger brush to add a few individual grass blades to that area. That will complete the painting nicely.  :clap:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 05, 2012, 09:14:18 PM
Nolan - you can't  believe the biggest laugh I had just now...I just don't know how I missed those footsteps like that - well, I already got them off (the ones up against the shoreline) and while I was at it, I made the others smaller, more windblown and lightened them up.  I also lightened up that whatever that little darker triangular thing was where the guy jumped off the cliff into the water  :2funny: as well.  That ALONE has made it 100 x better.  I'll add the individual blades of grass once dry with the rigor brush and mix up more shadow color to address the shoreline when I do that.  I'll add the seagulls as well but I was thinking after looking at those footsteps like that at the waterline, I should have put a shark's fin in!  Thank you SO much.  I didn't think I could even go back to it and now it's redeemed!  Will post a new pic once the rest is taken care of!  :flowers:  :thankyou:
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Post by: Val on October 05, 2012, 11:57:49 PM
 :yippee:  Can't wait to see it!   :clap:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 06, 2012, 12:16:26 AM
 :2funny: Val! 
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Post by: nolan on October 06, 2012, 07:41:01 PM
sounds good Mary
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Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on October 06, 2012, 09:52:45 PM
I love your colors Mary!!  Can't wait to see the new and improved painting.... Just get rid of the hard egdges on the beach and I am sure it will look wonderful!!!! :clap: :gl:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 06, 2012, 11:41:06 PM
Carolyn - thank you!  Still too wet to play but hoping I can make the changes tomorrow...a really wet day is forecast though but here's hoping!  Happy to have seen you're cruising away...looking forward to seeing your work!  Thank again! :)
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 10, 2012, 03:25:24 PM
Nolan -

Here's the pic and hopefully I captured your recommendations...I know the horizon looks askew but that is only about the photographer...lol...it's really level in real life.  Not sure if there's anything else I can do at this point...it's now dry.

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on October 10, 2012, 07:13:08 PM
much better now Mary, well done  :clap:
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Post by: valweb on October 10, 2012, 07:48:13 PM
 :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 10, 2012, 07:53:03 PM
Thank you, Nolan and Val -  :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on October 10, 2012, 09:42:47 PM
Very nice, Mary.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on October 10, 2012, 10:17:32 PM
Nicely done Mary  :clap:  :clap: Like the colouring of your water, and the soft blelnded colours in the dune.  O0
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Post by: Bhavna on January 13, 2013, 08:58:11 PM
very nice painting  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on January 13, 2013, 09:02:56 PM
Very nice, Michael.   O0
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Post by: polliwag on January 13, 2013, 10:30:45 PM
Hey, Michael... you're practically my neighbor.....I live in Palm Coast, just south of you. We are in Jax all the time as my son & family live there.  Your dunes are lovely!! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zach on January 13, 2013, 10:56:42 PM
Looks great.
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 13, 2013, 11:37:22 PM
It has a nice dreamy quality--due to the softness of blending I think. It is very nice.  :welcome:  Can't wait to see more..
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Post by: valweb on January 14, 2013, 05:57:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: love the colours you used. 
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Post by: nolan on January 14, 2013, 08:12:10 PM
Very well executed painting Michael  :heeha: :yippee: :yippee:

Just one suggestion - vary the clumps of grass some more. At this point their groupings and shapes are too repetitive, which makes them look as though they have been planted as opposed to growing random in the wild  O0
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Post by: lynn p. on January 15, 2013, 04:43:15 AM
Hi Michael--I really like your waves, water over the sand, distant mountain and sky.  Yes, I would vary the heights and coloring of your vegetation and maybe take some of the pinkish color away.  Good job.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 01:57:13 PM
Here is my try on Sand Dunes on the Beach. I know my birds are still missing :crazy2:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 04, 2013, 02:17:29 PM
Very pretty. Warm and inviting. You have been sooo busy!
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Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 02:38:05 PM
Thanks Sarah. I only got time to paint on weekend as my rest 5 days are working. These are effort of 4 weekends :D  so yes I had really busy weekends :2funny:
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Post by: NHC50 on February 04, 2013, 06:26:02 PM
Well Bhavna you did it again. Nice job.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 07:02:54 PM
 :thankyou: Nina
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Post by: LanieT on February 04, 2013, 07:35:41 PM
Bhavna...beautiful lighting and colors. Another fine painting to add to your gallery!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Glad to see your having fun on your weekends.   
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Post by: LanieT on February 04, 2013, 07:47:46 PM
Hi Michael...the dunes is coming along very well.  Can't wait to see it again with the fixes Nolan and Lynn p suggests.
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Post by: nolan on February 04, 2013, 07:56:25 PM
lovely painting Bhavna  :clap:

I feel the footsteps in the foreground can go a little bigger though so that they become small the further away they are from you. That will add extra perspective and depth  O0
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Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 10:30:11 PM
Thanks Nolan...I will try to fix this
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Post by: Bhavna on February 11, 2013, 01:51:25 AM
my final Sand Dunes on the Beach painting :)
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Post by: Red1 on February 11, 2013, 04:20:33 AM
I absolutely love this painting.  The colors are so vivid.  Great job.
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Post by: ImBatman on February 11, 2013, 06:19:26 AM
Bhavna

I like this, but have an issue with the horizon. An ocean horizon like that (where it is sky meeting ocean) should be both horizontal and straight.

Other than that is it very nice.

Batman.
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Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 10:36:30 AM
Another lovely paniting Bhavna.  O0
I agree with Batman about the horizon. . . . .  and  Nolan has explained to you about the foot prints. Otherwise, it is a lovely scene and you have done it well. Good for you!!!
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Post by: Bhavna on February 12, 2013, 02:10:40 AM
Actually after taking photograph i realized that horizon is not horizontal :P
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Post by: Bev S. on February 12, 2013, 11:35:30 AM
Actually after taking photograph i realized that horizon is not horizontal :P
Isn't it interesting what we see after we post something we have drwn or painted?
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Post by: Bhavna on February 18, 2013, 04:41:23 AM
I tried to fix Horizon and foot prints.
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Post by: polliwag on February 18, 2013, 05:21:45 AM
Lovely colors, Bhavna.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on February 18, 2013, 08:47:37 PM
there we go, now the water isn't rushing out of the sea anymore  ;D
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Post by: Bhavna on February 18, 2013, 09:51:58 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan
Thanks Polliwag
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Post by: NHC50 on February 19, 2013, 01:18:15 PM
Bhavna, I like your painting.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on February 19, 2013, 09:18:15 PM
Thanks Nina :flowers:
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Post by: Helenty on April 04, 2013, 03:13:40 AM
Have finished my Sand Dunes and at last feel i am catching up with artwork, this was painted in watermixable oils and the canvas is 14x18 panel.
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Post by: Maryna on April 04, 2013, 06:54:02 AM
Absolutely beautiful  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Germa on April 04, 2013, 07:30:00 AM
Very beautiful, I almost feel the sand between my toes.
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Post by: Bhavna on April 04, 2013, 12:20:41 PM
lovely paintinng O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on April 04, 2013, 01:52:24 PM
Excellent, really like your choice of colourings.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on April 04, 2013, 07:45:32 PM
You can be very proud of this painting, it really is beautiful and well executed  :congrats:

All suggestion I have is to be careful of the spacings between the bushes. If you look at the bushes on the right hand side, the spacings between them are very uniform - something you don't see in nature. If you add just one more bush in to break that up, this painting will be perfect O0
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Post by: Helenty on April 05, 2013, 03:04:38 AM
 :thankyou: Thanks all for your lovely comments, i agree Nolan i was not sure what to do but will add another small bush as you suggested.
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 25, 2013, 08:24:33 AM
i like dry gras on the sand,nice job Helenty :clap:
maria
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 02, 2013, 06:33:25 PM
this is my sand dunes,in oil,30x30its from massachussets when i was many years ago,
maria
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Post by: polliwag on May 02, 2013, 07:57:16 PM
Very nice, Aniz

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Post by: Zilpa on July 31, 2013, 02:51:58 AM
I did this one after watching the sand dune class.
Acrylic on canvas 60.9x90.4cm.

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Post by: Bhavna on July 31, 2013, 12:23:10 PM
Wowawesome painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Zilpa
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Post by: Zilpa on July 31, 2013, 12:29:10 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna  :painting:
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Post by: nolan on July 31, 2013, 08:14:09 PM
I agree, an awesome painting with great detail work, well done Zilpa :clap: :clap: :clap:

The sky seems flat to me though after all the lovely details in the rest of the painting :-\
A few clouds would solve that  :heeha: :idea: ;D
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Post by: Zilpa on July 31, 2013, 11:41:30 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan I have some in there but probably need to highlight them more to make them stand out.
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Post by: nolan on August 01, 2013, 09:42:08 PM
Yes then they need more contrast  O0
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Post by: Zilpa on August 02, 2013, 06:30:56 AM
Thanks for the advise Nolan I have to agree it is much better now the clouds stand out more.

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Post by: dennis on August 02, 2013, 07:24:11 AM
Beautiful Painting with good perspective :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 02, 2013, 07:59:24 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis This is my favourite so far.
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Post by: Val on August 02, 2013, 10:51:40 AM
Great compostition Zilpa, super job.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on August 02, 2013, 10:52:59 AM
 ;D I just commented on the other one! This is even better! Beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Zilpa on August 02, 2013, 12:26:08 PM
 :thankyou: Val I am glad you like it. 
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Post by: C.Bodine on August 02, 2013, 12:29:42 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Great painting, Zilpa!
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Post by: Zilpa on August 02, 2013, 01:31:05 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Christina
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Post by: Lillian on August 04, 2013, 10:08:32 PM
I saw this earlier and I just had to come back and tell you how much I love your painting!   :smitten:
It's very inspiring!  You've given me some ideas as to how I might proceed with the perspective on a seascape painting I haven't managed to finish.  It was the very first time I attempted to do an oil painting.  I didn't know the first thing about how to mix paint back then.  The instructor came along and mixed a real ugly color and spread over a large area with the pallet knife.  I was not impressed!!! 
It's still like that.   :P   ...an ugly sight crying out for  :help:
It's on the waiting list and will have to wait and wait and wait...
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Zilpa on August 04, 2013, 11:08:15 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian. This is a combination of Nolan's seascape tutorials. The colours  for the sea that I now use after watching them are totally different and so much more realistic. I watch the tutorials several times over then I paint my own. I find painting along too distracting but that is just me, however if I get stuck I will stop and go have another look or find what I am after in the PDF. 
I agree your instructor had no business touching your art work without asking you. I hate hearing about that sort of teaching it reminds me of why I did not like art at school. At least now you can redo it in your own time and with Nolan's and Dennis' tutorials you can't go wrong. Your work is great anyway so just do it and have fun with it. I look forward to seeing it when you have finished.  :)  :painting:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2013, 12:19:32 AM
Zilpa, Nolan and Dennis are the best!  You're doing what I plan to do now, do my own thing based on what I learn here. 
The time has come and now I'm moving away from copying, but that's the best way to start off and Nolan and Dennis are helping us do just that.   :yippee:   
I want to be able to sign my name to something that's my very own creation. 
As for my seascape, don't hold your breath!  It's going to take me a while to get to it.  It's way, way, way back on my list of priorities and way, way back in the back of my closet.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Germa on August 05, 2013, 06:24:08 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on August 05, 2013, 08:20:49 PM
there you go, amazing what a few clouds can do eh? :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: NHC50 on August 05, 2013, 08:34:21 PM
 O0 O0 O0 Zilpa Very, very nice.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Zilpa on August 05, 2013, 11:35:29 PM
 :thankyou: Germa, Nolan and Nina. I think now might be the time to tackle some of the Flinders Ranges pictures I have from a trip a while back. Now that I am painting there is always a good excuse for a trip.  ;D  :painting:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MSWcrane on August 06, 2013, 04:42:25 AM
I have one word for your dunes painting 'Awesome'  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 17, 2015, 06:50:50 PM
Wow did not think I can do it, but as you can see, not too bad. lol
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 17, 2015, 07:34:49 PM
Louisa,

I love this.  You really caught the wind-swept look of the dunes.  Great blues and greens. 

Ooops, your horizon is slipping off to the right ( makes it look like a huge tsunami wave).  Two of the green mountains seem a bit pointy and are grabbing my eye - maybe just round off a tiny bit.

This is going to be a great painting with a few minor tweaks.

Be proud of your work on this, girl!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 17, 2015, 07:42:44 PM
Thanks Mea, really appreciate your comments, will fix them but not immediately, my sister that stays with us is not well and I'm taking her to the hospital tomorrow for a stomach operation.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 17, 2015, 07:49:00 PM
Louisa,

Hope your sister is going to be okay.  She's lucky to have you to take care of her.

Take care of yourself, too!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Selen on March 17, 2015, 11:24:20 PM
Lovely painting of the dunes Louisa, we did a pastel version in the classes... it is beautiful in oils too....I hope your sister will have a succesful operation....
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: ncwren on March 18, 2015, 07:58:35 PM
Louisa you are really mastering landscapes.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Bellarina on March 18, 2015, 09:48:09 PM
So much to get caught back up on after or vacation.
  Lovely Louisa.  I could look at this for a very long time.  Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Fig Artist on March 19, 2015, 04:56:20 AM
 Lovely pic, maybe I will take  look at painting this one after seeing yours.  Sosorry to hear about your sister, hope she is ok now.  My Mom died Friday after our Messenger chat, just 3 weeks short of her 100th, but at least I had got to see her when we were up there, although only got a nod in recognition! :gl: for your sis and  :hug:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 19, 2015, 05:40:18 AM
Sad to hear about your mother, Fi.  Sad to lose a mom.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on March 19, 2015, 08:15:23 PM
another great painting Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:
straighten the horizon and add an extra bunch of grass on the right to break the circle effect, so just make the extra bush overlap somewhere off center
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 19, 2015, 08:24:14 PM
Once again thank you to all the lovely people at Paint basket, Selen, Natalie, Bellarina and Fiono. So sorry to here about your mom Fiona. My sis is tough and she will be OK.
Thank you Nolan, I will fix the painting and re-post. :hug:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on March 19, 2015, 08:35:49 PM
sorry to hear about your Mom Fiona :flowers: :hug:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 23, 2015, 12:08:22 AM
I had to kill time today, so I finished a lesson I started last week.


I should have painted over the sunset sky, though.  Too bright and the top of the sky should have been darker as night is approaching.

I really wanted to try doing the grasses because it looked so easy when Nolan was doing it.  I tried, then had to improvise.  His way of making ocean looked easy, too, but I botched that, too.

The upshot is that I now know what I did wrong and will not make these mistakes again.  despite it all, I kind of like this.

Anything else?

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on April 23, 2015, 08:58:18 PM
great job Mea. :clap: :clap: :clap:
What you want to do next time is tone down your colours, especially in the distance. For example the yellow in the sky and the blue of the sea are too intense which makes you loose a lot of realism. Intense colours at the focal point / in front then add sky colour to tone down as you recede into the distance to get the atmospheric perspective correct O0
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 23, 2015, 10:25:45 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

Will be careful with color intensity and create a better sense of distance in the future.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Bellarina on April 23, 2015, 11:50:55 PM
Wonder how you could fix it Mea.  Or just paint another one.  Anyway, you got some practice and that's all good.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 24, 2015, 02:19:50 AM
Robin, thanks.   I thought about painting over the yellow sky with white, then washing it with blue.  Never got past the thinking stage.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on April 24, 2015, 02:31:04 PM
Mea your painting is so beautiful. Well done. :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 24, 2015, 02:53:13 PM
Thanks, Louisa.  I keep looking at it and thinking I should tweak it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Val on April 24, 2015, 03:25:05 PM
Wow! Brilliant colours could well be your trademark Mea!  :heeha:    A few tweaks as Nolan suggested and it will be a great piece.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 24, 2015, 03:37:17 PM
Thanks, Val.  As of late, I have gravitated to bright colors.  But, I really need to spend more time on learning the techniques!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sherri on April 25, 2015, 04:10:28 AM
Mea - I love it when you critique your own paintings!!  Had me laughing out loud.  I love the bright colors they just need to blend into each other!  I also get my colors a little on the bright side sometimes!!

Sherri  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Fig Artist on May 15, 2015, 05:40:50 PM
Think my grasses rather ruined this one, are they too uniform?  Looked so simple! :2funny: :2funny:

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on May 15, 2015, 07:41:14 PM
Very nice Fiona.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 16, 2015, 02:59:12 AM
Ms. Fig,

Overall, you did quite well.

Love the great distance you conveyed in the background.

Those two long tails of grass seem too formulated.  Add some random grasses around them.

More shading would help, too. 

Don't feel bad, I really messed up on this one.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Fig Artist on May 17, 2015, 01:59:46 PM
Rehashed this one a bit, hope it looks better now!

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Danielle123 on May 17, 2015, 07:59:31 PM
I like that you added the front left side bush.  I was wandering if the waves could bigger as it comes towards us, it might give the depth of the water.  Also add one more bird, it is better to have 3. Lovely painting Fiona.  :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on May 17, 2015, 08:54:37 PM
the grasses are much better now Fiona. Lovely painting :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Just be careful of not thinning down your paint enough when doing the grasses. If you don't thin the paint down enough you have to press too hard to get the paint off the brush which makes you loose detail O0
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Bellarina on May 18, 2015, 05:53:25 AM
Lovely Fiona, I like how the sand dunes glow
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 18, 2015, 06:25:59 AM
Ms. Fig,

Yes, this version is much better.  Grasses look more random.

I worried about the person whose footprints are in the sand.  He has a very strange walk - looks like he jumped from from footstep to footstep.  Or two people side by side, putting one foot in front of the other.    They would have failed a sobriety test.

Good on you for staying with it.  Nice job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Fig Artist on May 18, 2015, 12:04:58 PM
Thanks Nolan, Danielle, Bellarina.

Mea you had me laughing about the footprints, never actually stopped yo think how they would look! :2funny: :2funny:

I know I dont make my paint thin enough, its a hangover fear from thin paint cracking on me!!  Will try to do that next yime!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Tracey de Klerk on November 06, 2015, 05:19:59 AM
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on November 08, 2015, 08:14:37 PM
great job Tracey :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Lisa From Oto on November 09, 2015, 06:35:03 AM
Looks good Tracey 😃
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Tracey de Klerk on November 10, 2015, 04:59:46 AM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Val on December 13, 2015, 11:44:56 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: robynann on May 12, 2017, 04:26:59 PM
I gave the Sand Dunes class a try but the brush I bought was wrong for this technique. It's a glazing brush, way too soft. I really had a struggle with that brush. :fight: It was a fun class even though I'm going to throw the brush out into the alley so the cats can groom themselves with it! Don't see any other use. Oh yeah I can glaze with it. :2funny:

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Val on May 13, 2017, 10:47:31 AM
 :eek:   Whoa, whoa, whoa! Don't toss that brush just yet! I really like the effect of this painting. It may not be what you set out to achieve but it is very pleasing. I think this calls for a wee bit o' experimentation there!  ^-^

Sometimes the things that work for us and set us apart are discovered purely by accident. This could be a good thing.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 13, 2017, 10:53:48 AM
Robynann

Yes, the wrong brush can make for a bad experience.

I do like the ocean on this.

Maybe try with a bristle brush flicking a lighter grass stroke over what you already have. It is good enough to tweak a bit

Aloha

Mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: robynann on May 13, 2017, 07:45:56 PM
Thanks Val and Mea. I'm gonna head over to Wally World to see if they still have this  utility brush set that's real cheap and good for this type of work. They wear out fast. Then I'll tweak.. :painting:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: EmmaLee on May 16, 2017, 03:20:25 AM
yeah, that soft brush isn't going to do it here. Your painting looks good, you just need a cheaper brush.  ;)
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: robynann on May 16, 2017, 11:22:51 PM
Yeah  I know EmmaLee. Had the Bob Ross 1 inch in my cart at Jerry's online but found the one I bought cheaper. Didn't read it was a glazing brush and soft. That's what I get for going cheap instead of what I really needed. ahduh! LOL  Now I have to wait till there is  money again for supplies..It's weird how Jerry's was out of most everything Bob Ross. Walmart does have a nice set of utility brushes for like $5.00. They do wear out fast though
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: TeresaM on May 17, 2017, 08:03:33 AM
Beautiful painting Robynann even if you didn't like your brush. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Zilpa on May 17, 2017, 07:14:41 PM
I like the effect you have created with this brush. This has given it a sort of dreamy effect and a movement you might not have had with another brush. The colours are great. Well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: robynann on May 23, 2017, 09:37:47 PM
Thanks so much Teresa and Zilpa
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Neil Todd on July 14, 2017, 11:03:58 AM
This is tougher than it looks
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Maryna on July 14, 2017, 12:55:35 PM
Well done Neil.  :clap: :clap:

I must admit, I agree with you. I started mine a long time ago and had some struggles and left it. I guess maybe time I give it another go.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 14, 2017, 02:49:33 PM
Neil,

This looks lovely.  It has a great sense of style.  Love the subtleness of the sunrise.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Val on July 15, 2017, 02:46:42 PM
Nicely done Neil.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on July 31, 2017, 09:06:02 PM
you do struggle with some paintings more than others for some reason, but this one turned out great :clap: :clap: :clap:
If I had to be picky I would say that the footsteps recede too quickly. At the distance we are seeing they will become only slightly smaller O0
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Neil Todd on July 31, 2017, 10:28:00 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan I like it when you're picky and thanks for feedback on my other work greatly appreciated
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 18, 2018, 04:47:38 PM

It's interesting going from using a palette knife to using a brush...definitely less vibrancy. I really tried to paint those darn birds, but I just couldn't get them correct. Plus my husband said he likes the scene as is - which is always a good excuse to put the brush down!!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on May 21, 2018, 07:22:59 AM
looks great - I like the grass a lot :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: just be careful of making the waves so straight - they seldom come in straight like that, but rather in a curve O0
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Val on May 21, 2018, 02:41:17 PM
I have to agree about the waves. As they are, it almost gives the impression of a drop off. Otherwise it's great.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 21, 2018, 04:08:44 PM
Sharon

Love the white sand beach.  I agree about the waves and the drop off look.  Maybe soften that dark blue line in the middle to lessen the drop off effect.

The upper set of waves has a nice curve; maybe try to make the bottom set similar.


I really think you are doing beautifully with oil.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 21, 2018, 05:57:08 PM
Thanks Mea, Nolan and Val. And I see what you mean about the waves. I’ll correct that and soften the blue and will repost!!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 21, 2018, 11:19:34 PM

I’ve always been water  challenged when painting, evidenced by my struggle with the waves. Have I put too many in now? practising my curves!! 
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 22, 2018, 12:38:00 AM
Sharon,

You have great elements here, but have let the waves engulf you.  Been there; done that.

You have horizontal waves along the horizon and curvy vertical ones in the foreground.  Does your reference photo show direction and that many? 

When in doubt, use what the reference photo has.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Neil Todd on May 22, 2018, 10:53:49 AM
Great job Sharon it is a tough one this just looking back at my effort the only things I got right were the sky and the seagull I thought I’d got the footprints ok but Nolan said they were too far apart what he didn’t know was it was Usain Bolt running on the beach anyway we learn a little from every mistake so this time next year I’ll be in the Royal Academy
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 22, 2018, 04:22:14 PM

Mea - you were right - I was waving a bit too much! So I studied Nolan’s painting and have made some adjustments. I need to stop fiddling on this now.

Thanks Neil! I’ll have to work on footsteps and birds another time. Like Usain it’s time for me to “bolt” from this painting!! And one day soon we’ll all be able to say “we knew him when” after you get into the Academy!!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 22, 2018, 07:56:01 PM
Oh, yes, Sharon.  Much better now. Nothing like a good tweak!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 22, 2018, 09:16:00 PM
Thanks Mea! I do appreciate your suggestions a lot!!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on May 22, 2018, 10:04:20 PM
looks great now Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: now if only those birds would fly back this way :whistle:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Annie. on May 23, 2018, 03:05:44 PM
What a difference!  The waves look very natural now.   Great job with all your oil paintings  :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 23, 2018, 09:33:57 PM
Thanks Nolan and Annie!! And Nolan - is there a video on painting birds in the class line up?!?
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on May 23, 2018, 11:53:09 PM
there are classes showing how to paint birds O0
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on May 27, 2018, 11:50:03 PM
I’ll look for those, Nolan!!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: KathyKuz on May 28, 2018, 09:52:18 PM
Sharon:  I really like your revised painting.  It is like goldilocks (just right). :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 04, 2018, 04:00:45 PM
Thanks, Kathy! I'm taking the Seascape class now - hope to learn how to paint those birds!!
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Clehman62 on April 17, 2021, 02:37:52 PM
Can anyone tell me the right mixture of medium with oil paint. I am new to oil painting but cannot get my painting to dry.
 Thanks Carol
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: nolan on April 19, 2021, 08:34:08 PM
In general you can just add a drop of two in order to let the medium speed up the drying process as the paint out the tube is already a good consistency.
If however it is too thick then a mayonnaise consistency is usually a good estimate for general painting.
For finer detail / hair or signing your name you can add more until you get to the consistency of cooking oil
For very long lines you can thin the paint to the consistency of ink.
Title: Re: 25 - Sand Dunes on the Beach
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 23, 2021, 05:06:51 PM
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