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Title: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 06, 2012, 01:45:51 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 Lesson 38 Template and Instructions (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson38-lake-wakatipu-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 06, 2012, 12:43:51 PM
The photo is breathtaking, Dennis!

I'm really looking forward to the class and to painting this one, well, in fact, getting caught up with your lessons. 

But when???   :confused:  Those replays are priceless!  Last evening I backed up all my documents, so they are safely kept.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 06, 2012, 07:36:29 PM
Wise move  :clap: :clap: So often we forget to back-up and we end up crying over spilled milk.

Yes, the area of Queenstown in the South Island is a photographer's and tourist's paradise. We spent a fabulous couple of days there a short while ago. We want to go there again next year when the lupins are in bloom - that's a feast for sore eyes - and take many photographs and video.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 07, 2012, 05:22:56 AM
Dennis, I am looking forward to trying to do better on this lesson.  Mainly by being better prepared before the lesson starts; and hopefully a better connections. 

Re:backup..I am keeping a zippered notebook of my pdf file copies for each lesson I ordered..Thus I have no excuese for not doing them..Being a procrastinator is not fun and certainly does not further my learning.. Thanks for being there anyway..You make the lessons seem so easy and have so much fun.. It makes me keep trying.  :painting:   :thankyou: :)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 07, 2012, 06:49:44 AM
Sharon, Thanks for the kind words. Art is always fun for me and its my life and my passion to teach others and to help as many as I can along the path to quality work. I also still have a lot to learn and I pass on on what I know.

All you have to do is to do your best at that moment of time and the rest will surely follow. Enjoy the  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 07, 2012, 09:12:50 PM
 :confused: Where's Jenny?  :confused:

Definitely one for the replay....meh!  :-\

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 07, 2012, 09:14:15 PM
   made it natalie, found it harder tonite!   yours looks pretty good to me  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 09:16:33 PM
 :police:  These paint-alongs should come with a warning! Hazardous to your thought processes!   :goofy:
I have to hand it to you guys that keep the pace,   :not_worthy:   :not_worthy: 
I'll see what I can do to finish this....or...I may just go get that other one out of the UFO file!   :nana:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
Jenny, Natalie, OUTSTANDING!
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Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 07, 2012, 09:27:00 PM
val you are too kind,  made a muck up with the water on the left  :idiot2:   certainly a testing one to-nite !!!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 07, 2012, 09:29:19 PM
Ladies!

OUTSTANDING O0 O0 O0

Here is my "splash along"
Had a problem with the tree reflections.. looked like cauliflowers,  Repair less than Ideal

Also did not "see" the very dark "spots" in the left side trees till I scanned it.. will try and correct them after supper

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 07, 2012, 09:31:37 PM
brian  well done looks good   :clap: :clap: :clap: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 09:35:15 PM
Brian, I'll bet you dollars to donuts my cauliflower is bigger than yours! That's how you can tell it's a 'Val' original... every one has a signature cauliflower!  :2funny:

Great job. Just to give you guys a real chuckle, I'm going to post where I finished in class. Don't take a mouth full of your supper before you look....  :eek:

I'll go take the photo.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Harald on October 07, 2012, 09:41:09 PM
My contribution this time is painted on streched canvas. Bought a few "Fresh art & craft" watercolour canvas just to try it out. It behaves almoust like the canvas I grouded with Daniel Smith`s primer for watercolour.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 07, 2012, 09:43:37 PM
harald love it!!!  the reflections are brilliant  O0    :yippee:   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 07, 2012, 09:45:40 PM

Harald
I agree with Jennylynn...Love the refections
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 09:53:44 PM
After getting behind with the masking fluid, not mixing enough orange, mixing more too strong, trying to cover it all and make it blend, splashing the bluey colour around. No idea what colours Dennis mixed for the dark areas, GREEN? Did Dennis just say green?   :goofy:   :eek:    :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 07, 2012, 09:56:07 PM
and what's wrong with that?  o.k. you gotta finish it  O0   but the end pruduct will look great  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 07, 2012, 09:57:45 PM
 :2funny: Val I was splashing masking fluid everywhere trying to keep up!
You have a good start! ;)

 :clap: Jennylynn  :clap: Brian

Harald-your reflections are gorgeous!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: SunRai on October 07, 2012, 10:02:49 PM
Natalie, Jenny, Brian, Harald  :congrats: You all have done nice work!  I can't believe you can follow along and still do so well. O0

Val - I like what you've done so far!  The mountains look like it's maybe a little later in the day, or getting towards evening, with the late sun shining through! I think it will make a nice painting!  I can't wait to see the finish work!

Again, kudos to all of you that painted along! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 07, 2012, 10:10:42 PM
Val,

Fantastic start! O0

  Like the rest of us, :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: I'm looking forward to seeing the finished painting Tomorrow :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :clap: :clap: :2funny: :2funny:

The start you got is great!
I have NOOOO idea what Dennis mixed  for darks  and who put that  'grape juice" on my palette? :yippee:
brian


Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 10:20:54 PM
Harald, very nicely done...and you have reflections and everything!   :clap:   :clap:

Jenny, I thank you for your confidence as mislaid as it is.   :2funny:

Natalie, just for future reference...masking fluid does come off of computer screens!  ;D

Pat, thank goodness for dark glasses,  8)  you look good in them by the way!   >:D   :2funny:

Brian, I promise you I will finish it..don't hold your breath for tomorrow. I would not want your demise on my conscience. I have got to figure out where the colours go, but first what the colours are. Grape juice? Sorry, must have splashed over from me!  :whistle:   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tousabella on October 07, 2012, 10:23:23 PM
Great jobs, you guys.  I'm certainly in awe for you all to be able to paint along. They are lovely, and you all did an outstanding job with the reflections.
I don't have enough room to watch, mix, paint, dry, and listen....so, thank goodness for the replays!  I'm so proud of you all....you did a super painting.  Look forward to your painting, Val. You are off to a great start.
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Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 07, 2012, 10:46:15 PM
Natalie, Jennylynn, Brian and Harald.  Excellent work done on your paint alongs.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 08, 2012, 12:22:34 AM
Absolutely fantastic paintings Natalie, Jennylynn, Brian and Harald.    :clap:      Keeping up and finishing the painting is a feat in itself.  I followed along as best I could but my colours turned out horrible and need to be fine tuned for sure.  Nevertheless, I have been following along on inferior paper which I consider, my trial run and then tomorrow I will paint the picture again on better paper which is good practice for me.

Brian thanks for your message and yes, you are correct.  Keep up the wonderful work.

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 08, 2012, 12:55:54 AM
Standing ovation to every one of you who painted along...I think each has its own lovely character and beauty and you should all get awards for being able to keep up!  And Val, all I see with yours is that you stopped!  It's going to be just as beautiful!  Great job, everyone!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 08, 2012, 01:27:46 PM
Bella, Rita, thanks much for your continued support. I may need a bridge for the next one.  ;D

Mary, if you only knew....  :2funny: After the mountain fiasco, I had no idea what colours Dennis had used so I just used the 'Mary Never Fail Recipe' ..... I fudged it!  >:D

Last evening I filled in some of the trees, (surprise, surprise) there may be hope! Hope to get a chance to do more this afternoon. I would appreciate a list of what colours Dennis used for the water...and don't say blue!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 08, 2012, 03:49:25 PM
Helena!  Open those eyes!  LOL...this is wonderful!!!  Definitely something to be proud of...you captured it VERY nicely!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 08, 2012, 03:50:40 PM
oops, where did you come from so fast, I just pressed the button
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 08, 2012, 04:04:22 PM
Thanks Mary. I was so astonished to get such a fast reply, that I totally forgot to thank you  :blush:

Hi everybody, I have a question referring to the tonal value of my mountains. The colours look different in real life of course. No purple at all. But the tonal value is  the same as in real life I think. Should the mountains be darker or the shadow in the top right corner? In comparison to the part in focus the mountains look quite pale, but then again when I look at the photo I see that they are pale. Is the difference in tonal value in my painting about the same as the difference in the photo? Do you get what I mean?
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 08, 2012, 04:15:18 PM
hi helena good job on your painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:  as regards the tonal values i think they are fine, you havn't got to exactly copy the photo O0  but see what the others say I am still a beginner and still learning myself or trying too  :2funny:  but as i said looks good to me  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 04:41:08 PM
Dennis; thanks for the reply of encouragement..I had decided overnight that I would post my painting anyway;despite my desperation attempt..Have progress today to figure out my cell phone to send picture to my email; and am in process of looking for the method here to post it here..

Short term memory doesn't help but when I get it done, would appreciate everyone's input and suggestions..that is why I joined..I forget that was what I was looking for; group participation.. :hug:   :thankyou: :thankyou:  everybody.. :blush:.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 08, 2012, 05:06:24 PM
Thank you Jennylynn. I know that I don't have to copy the photo exactly. I just wanted to ask, so that I can learn seeing. I have just had a look on the other paintalongs. I think your painting is stunning. Somehow you have captured the feeling one gets when watching the photo so well in your picture. It seems, that you have put your darks and lights just in the right places and created the atmosphere of the photo. I would say that I have put my darks and lights in the same places, but couldn't produce this atmosphere. I would like to SEE or rather KNOW how you did it. But I can't yet...

Natalie, forget the replay, your painting looks great. I love the water and your ducks look so great with their ripple around them. When I saw them I remembered that Dennis said something about the duck ripples. But I was struggling with another thing at that moment and forgot all about it.

Brian, did you really use all the purpley icy blue or was this an invention of your computer (mine has bathed my painting all in purple- which I never used). It is an amazing icy-sunny scene. Just great.

Harald, your reflections looks so great. I just want to go in the water and have a swim there. WOW!

Val- you must be bathing in money so that you can use your computer screen as a drawing board. Do you take a new one for each painting? I think Dennis' dark colour was called "dark - nearly black". Batman knows the number, or who was it who supplied me with a number of brown. :) Couln't answer in the chat because I have too much male hormones. I can do just one thing at a time. So I decided on rushing on with my speedpainting.

Sharon, I'm looking forward to see your picture. It sounds as if you  are having a rough time with all your electrick-trick.

Dennis, thank you for loading up the photo too. It is a great help. As I skipped the flower classes I have just found out recently that there was a photo available

Guys I think I have learnt a lot by just looking at your paintings.  :thankyou: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 06:04:49 PM
I finally posted my painting; however it is blurry... :crazy2:       :help:    Hope you can see enough to give me your suggestions.  By the time I got distant mountains done; I rushed the foreground mts. and lost control of my sunlight.

I had pre-applied masking fluid and put some in wrong place; thus putting in too much darks.  Again, I played catchup on my trees...then (while I was practicing a new language;  :tickedoff:  not printable)..I was missing out on the application of colors on the reflections..

I thought my colors on the distant mountains were horrible, however this morning they looked like the only decent part of the picture...I am looking forward to the replay and starting over. Also I will ask my daughter-in-law to take the pictures from now on.. :confused:  .

My goal is to match everyone's pictures I saw...so far..GREAT JOB everybody..
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: musika on October 08, 2012, 06:28:23 PM
I took the liberty of posting it for you, Sharon.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 08, 2012, 06:34:19 PM
Helena, the purple in the shadows is there in real life. All reflections on a sunny day are blue in colour (from the sky) Many reflections , combined with the red-brown tones of the earth colours, produce the purple in various shades.

The camera picks it up but the eye tends to subdue the blue frequencies, otherwise everything will look too blue. It is much like as if you live on a very busy and noisy road - the brain tends to shut out the noise so that you do not "hear" it anymore even though the noise is still physically there.

The water was a light blue-purple at the distance and more darker as one came towards the foreground. I then dropped all the other colours used for the tree, etc.

Unfortunately I have not had time to comment on the paintings ye,t but what I have seen makes my heart go Boom, Boom with delight, especially now that the difficulty factor is increasing slightly  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 08, 2012, 06:37:07 PM
Sharon, unfortunately the photograph is too blurry for  me to see exactly what is going on.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 06:51:45 PM
Dennis that's OK, I was sure it was too blurry.  Thank you for trying..
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 07:00:39 PM
Ray, Thank you for posting it for me; It really isn't worth the effort. My heart goes out to you for doing it..How did you know I was having a hard time figuring out how to bring it from the gallery to the posting?

Guess I will try again on the replay and get someone else to take the photo..I won't quit while I have such great encouragers to follow their examples...

Thank all of you for the support.. :thankyou:  I think I will have to just go for the DVD's and just pop in to say hello to everybody..I don't want to lose contact with the group.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 08, 2012, 07:11:23 PM
Yes Dennis, I know this. I have seen the  purple in the reflection near the shore in your wonderful photo and I have seen it in nature too.

What I meant was, that the computer or the camera changed the colours of my painting and gave it a more purple tinge that I just didn't paint. And my painting from last week got a light blue tinge on the computer whereas the real painting had greener greens and greener reflections. This is so disappointing for me. But I can imagine that I'm not the only one that gets so strange colour outcomes in the computer version.

On the other hand I'm so happy that there is the possibility to send the photo of my painting to New Zealand - which is at the other end of the world- and get advice from people all over the world about how I could change it  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 08, 2012, 07:13:38 PM
Sharon, please see if you can get a sharp photo of this one for me. You have nice reflections in the water and the mountain looks good. I can't see what is right or what is wrong at the moment in the tree section. Because it does not look the same as the photograph does not mean is is a bad painting.  :flowers:

These lessons are for techniques and NOT for being copy artists.

I'm not worried about where the technique is right and it looks different to the photograph. I look where the the "struggle" areas are so that I can help each one to correct them.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 08, 2012, 07:19:40 PM
Most digital camera are notorious for changing the purple into a more blue colour - I have the same problem.
I normally correct that in the computer with "white balance" in my editing software.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 08, 2012, 07:29:48 PM
Hi Sharon, don't give up yet. OK, its blurry, mine is purple. Not our fault its the electrick-trick. I think the mountains in the background really look good. At least when they are blurry they look like in a blurry photo, quite realistic. Perhaps you should darken your beach or what it is called in the front. To me the right side of your reflection looks really good. Perhaps you could bring in some more colour on the left side as well. But I'M not sure if it is needed because the right side tells the viewer already that it is a reflection he/she is looking at. About the sunny parts we have to ask Jennylynn. I wasn't satisfied with my painting either but I have learned a lot by just comparing mine with the others and watching out for things I can try next time to make it better. Though I haven't figured out yet what exactly it is that Jennylynn did to her painting. So hey, we are here to learn. Even if your photo is too blurred you are one step nearer to posting it yourself. Together we'll rock it.  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 08, 2012, 10:01:29 PM
 :yippee:  Good job Helena and Sharon.  :clap:   :clap:  Sharon, if you can get a better photo it would help...but your colourings look nice.  O0
I didn't get to paint today, 'things' kept getting in the way  :tickedoff: but the trees are in, just have to put the trunks in place and that just leaves the water...gulp  :o
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 11:01:59 PM
Dennis, I replaced the painting with a photo that my daughter-in-law took so hopefully it will help enough for a comparison   :-\     ..I don't mean to push it but value your input. :smart:     If it is too time consuming please disregard this note ..Thanks. :whistle: :thankyou:   
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 08, 2012, 11:24:18 PM
I wasn't going to post my Lake Wakatipu painting for I found the mountains/shadows incredibly difficult never having learnt to paint mountains or their shadows with the exception of last week's lesson.  My mountains look like a couple of loaves of French Bread so please forgive me. 


Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 08, 2012, 11:30:04 PM
 :clap: Nicely done Patricia   :clap: I like the texture you have put into your trees. I don't really see much of a problem with your mountains, this was my first attempt at mountains as well. I think you've done very well. Nice colourings.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 11:39:45 PM
Val, I know what you mean.  I get really frustrated at times because I know I can do it.  I'm going to try the DVD's to see if  that will make a difference..You all have made me want to do it. 

I love your work; especially your "go for it"  :clap:  personality.   :fight:   :yippee: :yippee:  .  Your picture was great even before your trees... :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 11:51:39 PM
Helena12-hope I got that right :)   :thankyou:  for all the wonderful support..You are right..I have already got a different picture posted that is clearer.  I so WANT to do this over.  But I'm not going to try until tomorrow..

I am so amazed at how far and wide we all come from; :yippee:  Does anyone know how many contries we represent?

I am going to try and be sure to incorperate  all the suggestions for they all definitely pertain to my pictures..Thanks..
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 08, 2012, 11:52:34 PM
Helena12-hope I got that right :)   :thankyou:  for all the wonderful support..You are right..I have already got a different picture posted that is clearer.  I so WANT to do this over.  But I'm not going to try until tomorrow..

I am so amazed at how far and wide we all come from; :yippee:  Does anyone know how many contries we represent?

I am going to try and be sure to incorperate  all the suggestions for they all definitely pertain to my pictures..Thanks..
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sharon Flan on October 09, 2012, 12:09:28 AM
Helena12-Sorry somehow I managed to send your post twice..I SO do not belong on a computer.  However I don't want to withdraw from society and it seems I have to deal with it..Ha! :fight:  on.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 09, 2012, 12:19:10 AM
Slowly, Slowly, Catchee Monkey! I think I may be getting the 'hang' of this!  ;D
Started on the trees last night, didn't get to paint today.
Sharon, it is frustrating sometimes, but that just pushes me to try harder. I know you can do it, but more importantly, YOU know you can do it.  O0
Going slow might drive everyone else  :D to distraction...but...Slowly, Slowly, Catchee Monkey! Works for me!  ;D

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 09, 2012, 12:54:03 AM
Val,        :thankyou:   for your kind comments about my painting.  I really found it very challenging for I have so much to learn and I do get frustrated with myself.  I took lessons once a week for 3 months earlier this year and in that time we finished 2 paintings, the one was of a flower and the other a seascape.  I was actually out of my depth for I was thrown in the deep end with experienced artists, some of whom had been painting for 12 years and more and there I was joining this group and had never picked up a brush and paint apart from when my children were small to paint with them or with my grandchildren.  So to say that I felt intimidated is an understatement and in that time I never learnt too much at all.  I have actually learned so much more since joining the Paintbasket and feel so blessed that I  found them on You Tube.  I love the way Dennis and Nolan teach.  All the members are also fantastic and so helpful and I am just elated.  I have missed so much but hopefully, will in time, be able to go back and do the lessons that I missed such as painting mountains/rocks etc.    Thanks once again for your encouragement.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 09, 2012, 01:00:40 AM
Patricia, I am also waaaay back in the lessons. I just thought everyone seemed to be having so much fun with the paintalongs, I just had to try. Wish I had picked an earlier, perhaps even a bit easier lesson..but there you go....that's just me!  ;D
You are doing splendidly, just keep pushing a little more each time..   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 09, 2012, 01:18:10 AM
Sharon, here is your revised painting.

I hope you don't mind that I put it in here.

You've done very well!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Anyone who says they get frustrated with watercolor, trust me, it gets easier.  Not that I've "arrived", I'm still learning.  Practice makes perfect, or at least perfect-er.  So while we are  :painting: :painting: :painting: and frustration sets in, we need to remind ourselves, as I've said before, IT'S JUST A PIECE OF PAPER!   :)

Patricia, I like your painting.  Like Val says, you have nice texture and coloring.  Well done on the reflections and your little ducks. 

Val, from what I can see, what you've done is pretty close to looking exactly like Dennis' did at this stage.   :congrats:  You managed to get a lot farther in the paint along than I would have, that's for sure.  I'm looking forward to your finished painting.

I love this scene, can't wait to get at it.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 09, 2012, 01:58:55 AM
 :clap: Patricia, Val and Sharon  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 09, 2012, 02:09:13 AM
Thank you Lillian. I have to say, my hat is off to those who can manage to stay with it all the way through. Funny thing is...it didn't look like Dennis was going that fast when I was just watching!  ::)

Thank you Natalie, it's nice to know you're in my rooting section.  :yippee:   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 09, 2012, 08:11:22 AM
well done patricia, sharon & val  knew you could do it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 09, 2012, 11:14:02 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian, Natalie and Jennylynn for cheering me on.  I am enjoying the experience so very much, the only problem is that I want to paint all the time and my ironing/housework is getting behind!!!  I console myself in the thought that I have to have some recreation!!!  Thanks for your encouragement, it really means a lot to me.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 09, 2012, 03:32:23 PM
patricia, sharon & val

:thankyou:

All 3 of you give me things to consider and opportunities to "see"  other ways to paint the scene.

I guess what I'm trying to say is we ALL need each other. and sometimes we all feel frustrated at our progress and the "old Tapes" kick in about how we"Should" be able to do it better (Perfect?)

Hang with us, cause we can do this together :hug:

And , please do not let a little thing like  being "computer challenged"  :fight: :fight: take ya away from us!!

And I like the paintings,   Val, can I say " Green, take away the Yellow: :2funny: :2funny:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Harald on October 09, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
Hello, I`m sorry that now a time has seemed a bit anti-social but tasks pile up and with too much at once will lower the perfomance. The super Restless.
I value all the frendly and encouraging tone here and am glad I can participate.
Natalie you called for Jenny, she arrived shortly after and Brian were not far behind. All with their own solutions, which
resulted in very fine pictures. Must chuckle when thinking back on that both Jenny and Brian had major reservations about painting along. And Brian was talking about other setting the standard!
Hi Val if you first come after Dennis it`s almost impossible to catch up again. He thinks he paints slowly for us to keep up, he`s fooling himself. But the fondation is laid for a nice picture.
And Helena a beautiful picture with nice contrast.
Sharon your picture looks great might have been a little lighter in some places to get some more light and kontrast into the image.
Patricia, is it correct that you are almoust a beginner? If so it is almost beyound belief.
I would also like to say many thanks for the friendly and encouraging comments on my picture. I really appereciate it and quite proud over what we achieve after a few months with Dennis
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 09, 2012, 08:01:29 PM
Yes, Harald, I am a complete beginner having started painting in about April this year when I took a class with experienced Artists some of whom had been painting for many years and in the three months we finished two paintings and I learned very little.  I have progressed in leaps and bounds since joining the PB team and could not be happier if I tried.  The only problem is that I want to paint all the time!!!!   :yippee:  I just love it and my only regret is that I never started when I was younger but then of course, I never had the time with three children but since they are now all off my hands,  I have time to pursue the things that interest me.  Thanks for your comments which are so encouraging and uplifting.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 09, 2012, 08:03:56 PM
Val, can I say " Green, take away the Yellow: :2funny: :2funny:
Brian
Brian, you just made my day!   :-*
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 09, 2012, 08:08:03 PM
Hi Val if you first come after Dennis it`s almost impossible to catch up again. He thinks he paints slowly for us to keep up, he`s fooling himself. But the fondation is laid for a nice picture.
Harald
;D  Slowly for Dennis is hyper speed for me!  ;D I'm still in the slowly, slowly catchee monkey stage, Dennis already caught the monkey!  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 09, 2012, 09:20:19 PM
Sorry about that. Anna always complains that I'm too hyperactive  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: My whole family complains that they can't keep up with what I do.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 09, 2012, 09:47:28 PM
Dennis, I hope everyone can say that about me when I hit 90!   >:D

My grandmother celebrated her 80th birthday by riding a camel at the pyramids!  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 10, 2012, 12:31:00 AM
 :thankyou:  to all who commented on my painting.  This is once again, the third time I have tried to post a message today in response to Brian's comment.  I am wondering if I will ever become computer literate   :uglystupid2:   Yes, Brian, we are all here to help each other and to learn from each other and if you can find/learn something from my "amateurish" paintings, then I am truly honoured.  When we did the Lake Hayes painting, Helena and Jennylynn commented that I should darken the reflections which I did and boy, the difference was amazing.  I was so very happy that they had suggested that to me for I otherwise would not have known.  I am truly blessed to belong to such a wonderful forum and to receive the help and encouragement that is propelling me forward.  Thank you all so very much.  I appreciate it immensely. Now, I am going to try and post this and if it doesn't work this time, then I just don't know!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 10, 2012, 05:24:19 AM
I've had a quick glimpse thru this thread and really enjoyed reading comments and seeing peoples paintings. A nice variety and, interesting notation of 'cauliflowers'!? What are these?
Well done on your work people. Very inspiring landscapes and swimming ducks.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 10, 2012, 08:23:19 AM
 :thankyou: Rita for explaining how and why these cauliflowers come into the painting. I thought it was a side-line business that Dennis had sneaked in without Nolan getting a pick of the crop!
Well, when I do some watercolour painting, I'll look to do a country field of cauliflowers! A bunch of happy 'mistakes' growing all over the place! I might even harvest 'em and treat Sue to lunch!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jennylynn on October 10, 2012, 08:42:34 AM
tony you make my day  :2funny: :2funny:     :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: tina verpoorten on October 10, 2012, 09:57:08 PM
Here is my  :painting: I have add a few things following my creativity  ::) for the fun  :2funny:  :yippee:
Let's see what Dennis will be thinking about that ???   :-\

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 10, 2012, 10:01:59 PM
Tina, you do such lovely work and this is no exception. 

Beautiful painting!  Those reflections are awesome!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 10, 2012, 10:14:34 PM
Gorgeous Tina  :clap:  :clap:  All of the added birds are great, your reflections are super, and the colourings (once again) are excellent. Fantastic work  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 11, 2012, 12:04:04 AM
Your wooded area is really lovely!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 11, 2012, 12:32:55 AM
Very lovely painting with great reflections and depth.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The reflections of the small trees are too sharp and prominent in relation to the rest of the trees.  Blend them into the water so that just can just about see them and then the painting will be even better.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: C.Bodine on October 11, 2012, 01:36:18 AM
This is a beautiful painting, Tina!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: musika on October 11, 2012, 09:18:23 AM
It always amuses me, in my list of unread posts, to see Lake Wakatipu followed by To Jump in or Not.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 11, 2012, 12:31:49 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 11, 2012, 12:59:50 PM
Ray, you are just too comical   :2funny:   :2funny:  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 11, 2012, 06:22:53 PM
Yep, you either sink or swim  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 11, 2012, 06:50:25 PM
 :clap: Good one Ray!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 11, 2012, 08:22:37 PM
Yep, you either sink or swim  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
I think this one is a sinker!  ::)

Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 11, 2012, 09:15:50 PM
Very nice painting Val   :clap:  It gives me a calm feeling when I look at it.  Good for you!  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 11, 2012, 09:19:29 PM
To me, it looks like a lovely scene, captured at dusk, Val.  Nicely done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Where are your little duckies?   :confused:   Maybe already tucked in for the night?
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 11, 2012, 09:29:48 PM
Thankyou Patricia and Lillian for your too kind comments.  ;)
I might add the duckies later..we'll see.
Not having much luck with the replays so decided to have a go at it myself and see what happened. First up, still a bit too much water when I was doing the water and reflections. Some of the colours just disappeared!  :heeha: How'd that happen?  :confused:
Overall, I'm not totally displeased with it, learned a mountain doing this one. Plus I have my whopper of a cauliflower in the upper left corner! Who needs to sign it when I've got one in every painting!   :2funny:
Have got my paper stretching ready for D-Day!  ;D  In for a penny, in for a pound!
Let's get   :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 11, 2012, 09:37:13 PM
Hey!  I didn't even notice your signature in the upper left hand corner!  It blends in perfectly well!   :D

Just don't put all your ducks in a row!  Bad composition you know. 

Unless of course they've imprinted on your  :boat:   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 11, 2012, 09:39:03 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 12, 2012, 12:13:25 AM
Well done Val!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on October 12, 2012, 07:23:24 AM
Val, nice to see some of your paintings starting to come in  :clap: :clap: :clap:

A very good go  :clap: :clap: :clap: You've captured the techniques of the reflections in the water very nicely. If there are a lot of small ripples (slightly windy) in the water then the reflections will start to fade away. Just carefully soften the bottom of the rustic  bushes into the darker area below. Only the top edges of the bushes must be sharp edged.

By darkening the mountain you have brought it closer. If you can carefully lift out most of the dark orange and leave the shadows as is, you will push the mountain further into the distance.

In general a very nice painting  O0  Looking to see some more.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 07:44:01 PM
Val, i know where your duckies are, look at Tina's painting, they just flying in :2funny:
I sent my ducks to Tina's mountain for a change of scenery!  :whistle:

Thanks Rita   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 07:45:44 PM
Thank you Natalie. The first paint-along is a heartstopper! Wasn't sure which way to go first!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 07:58:31 PM
 :sweat: Thank you Dennis. I do think I've got the idea of the reflections figured out, but I didn't get the colours quite right.   :D  Softening edges on dried paint is another place I tend to start cauliflower patches...the water goes on, nothing happens so ... more water ... presto cauliflower!  :P  I guess I need to practice a bit more patience here?  ::)
I'll have a go at lightening the orange, and see what happens with the softening of the edge. 
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 12, 2012, 08:17:10 PM
Yey Val, you've made it.  :clap: Generous of you to lend Tina some of your ducks. Isn't that amazing where the paint suddenly tends to disappear. Sometimes I bend over my picture and call out loud "hello down there, come back up to the surface and do your job here". Of course it won't come back, you add more colour and then - cauliflower. Thank you!
Was that really your first paint along? I like your reflection. Looks peaceful. Still waters are deep and we know what is down there under the surface - our paint. Happy :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 08:28:11 PM
Helena, it was a masking fluid-paintbath!  :2funny:  I got behind on the masking fluid! Behind the 8 ball all the way!
I don't know why, but the replays don't replay very well for me. Still takes 3 hrs. + to get through one. If one does decide to play, I'm afraid to stop it in case it won't start again....then I'm behind again!  :2funny:
If I can see most of the live lesson, I think I can get through.
Caribbean internet.....welcome to paradise!  :crazy2:  :2funny:
Disappearing colours & magically appearing cauliflowers ... I keep this up and I can hit the road with
 **  "Val's magic show"  **
  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: helena12 on October 12, 2012, 09:04:37 PM
 :2funny: Yipp, everyone of us has a certain talent. So you have a road show.

I fell a little behind when we took the masking fluid off with the masking tape. I managed to place my painting brush onto the tape and couldn't get it off without harming it a bit. But by and by it recovered from the shock. Now it looks quite normal again. What could I do with this talent? I'll start an enterprise for brush hair dressing. Well, at least its a beginnig... :D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 09:13:56 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 15, 2012, 05:48:25 AM
Hello everybody

Here is my effort at Reflections - Lake Wakatipu.

Let me know what you think.

Lake Wakatipu - a steamboat may come by soon...
Lake Wakatipu - a steamboat may come by soon...

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 15, 2012, 01:26:05 PM
Nicely done Batman  :clap:  :clap: you even managed to keep more of the colours in the reflection.   :confused: Still haven't figured out what happened to mine!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 15, 2012, 01:27:49 PM
 :smitten: Vibrant as always Brian!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 15, 2012, 06:15:21 PM
Thanks Val and ncwren (I hope you meant me not Brian....)

Val, you could always go back and add more colour to your reflections. Also you could lift out some of the colour in "The Remarkables" on the right.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 15, 2012, 06:25:30 PM
 :blush: Sorry Batman!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 15, 2012, 07:17:11 PM
Thanks Batman...on the list of things to do....  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 15, 2012, 08:10:22 PM
Gotta keep that :boat: upright Val?

:thankyou: for the feedback on the painting, anyway ncwren.

I hope Brian doesn't come after me  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: for assuming his identity!!!

:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 15, 2012, 08:12:38 PM
Gotta keep that :boat: upright Val?
No problem...we're a catamaran!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 16, 2012, 01:18:26 AM
 :gl:batman..outstanding :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Karen on October 16, 2012, 07:56:33 AM
I won't have time to look at all the pics now - coming back later - but Batman your painting is very vibrant- what kind of birds are they -  look like Pukekos.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 16, 2012, 08:30:43 AM
:thankyou: Brian.

:thankyou: Karen. Yours is very nice too. A little more photo-realistic than mine. Only comment I have is that there might be a bit too much detail in the right mountains for them to be as distant as they are. However the exercise was about reflections and for reflections on a very calm day, you did very nicely.

The birds are actually taken (well in a modified form) from a photo from the free usage site paintmyphoto.ning.com (http://paintmyphoto.ning.com) They are supposed to be Black Swans. I did a little research and found out that black swans like the area a bit. However, the "rough" paper I have been using - without actually realising (that'll learn me to read labels properly and not buy the cheap stuff) - didn't help keep that graceful neckline in tact.

As of the Steam Boat (next) painting I will be using Arches - have both cold and hot pressed. Gonna use the rough, cheaper stuff to dip my toes into Pastels. But, first mission is to do the steamboat tomorrow, since the replay has been released!

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Karen on October 16, 2012, 11:13:30 AM
Batman, You are right, the mountains ended up a bit close - i thought about putting a light wash over them or blotting out some colour, then i decided to wait for Dennis's comment, if he makes one. I am using an A3 sized paper and the impression painting looks too bare to me at that size so I keep finding myself adding detail. Black swans were a good idea and i like the arrangement of the birds - sorry i insulted them by thinking they were Pukekos. There are a lot of them in the area too and they walk around the edge of the lake and paddle in but don't swim.
I discovered i had used paper prepared for acrylic painting after my lake Hayes painting - i was wondering why the paint wasn't spreading and merging nicely. Tell me how the new paper works.
Tina I like your trees and Val, yours is looking good so far - the paintalongs get easier and the paintings get done.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Karen on October 16, 2012, 11:28:51 AM
Natalie, Jenny, Brian, Harald, Tina, Patricia and Val - who have i missed? I like the way your paintings are all a little bit different but they all have great reflections and colour.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on October 16, 2012, 02:33:48 PM
Karen your forest is lush!  :smitten:  I love the algae detail on the water.  Beautiful painting.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 16, 2012, 06:18:56 PM
Karen,

I think the issue (when you say it looks too bare) you may have is that you are trying to make the painting look too much like the photo. Dennis and Nolan have often remarked on that, and said that one shouldn't be the slave to the photo, because the eye (when looking at the actual scene) observes things differently to the camera lens. The eye only focuses on one point at a time, whereas a camera focuses on everything the same. So where the camera is trying to capture the image as it exists, the brain captures it how it can, and expects there to be less detail away from where the eye is momentarily focused. I hope that makes sense.

Actually I saw somewhere once (maybe it was good old Dennis again, not sure) where the brain has actually evolved to the point where it compensates for the phenomenon.

On a different tack, when you say
Quote
I am using an A3 sized paper
do paint to the edges or mask  a border around it like Dennis says? I myself use A3 paper, not 16x20 inch, and I have modified Dennis's method of border marking to leave me with a painting area of A4 size in the centre. That makes it larger than Dennis's area, so I have to enlarge the image to get it to fit. If that is similar to you, then you can see from mine, that the impressionistic style is fine in the large.

I would imagine there is a large proportion of the paintings considered "Masters" in the impressionistic style, that are much bigger than this little area Dennis uses for our exercises, and there is never an issue with them looking too bare. People pay a lot of money for them when they come one the market.

Anyway, as I said, your reflections work was lovely for a calm day. And that was the point of the exercise.

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2012, 07:09:04 PM
Batman, as always, great colors!

Karen, I think your painting is terrific!  You always do such a beautiful job!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Northbound on October 16, 2012, 07:12:43 PM
Amazing work I've seen here, wow!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 17, 2012, 01:51:08 AM
Karen

Lovely reflections! :clap: :clap:

I tend to agree with Batman.  And I'm reminded of something an artist suggested to me a lot of years ago...

"look at your painting in a mirror  ,It will give you the distance you need to better judge the effect."  I also remember walking in my friend's gallery and seeing a painting from about 20 feet away,  somehow it looked "right" and the closer I got,  the more that feeling was confirmed. I asked her about that and she said the overall balance. of lights and darks was more important then any detail.

Brian 
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 17, 2012, 11:05:20 AM
:thankyou: Christina.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: polliwag on October 17, 2012, 09:21:41 PM
All lakes are very nice!!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 18, 2012, 11:40:44 AM
polliwag, is that just all lakes in general or the lakes we have painted :confused: :confused: :confused:

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on October 18, 2012, 01:06:26 PM
Karen, Batman, your paintings are above and beyond beautiful!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: polliwag on October 18, 2012, 04:47:46 PM
Batman!  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: You know what I mean! ;D ;D ;D ;D ::) ::)
But in case you don't...........I mean the paintings that all of you did on Lake Wakatipu!  Even yours! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Lillian, between my down time with trips and surgery and your outside classes.... I miss you!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ImBatman on October 18, 2012, 06:12:28 PM
:thankyou: Lillian.

And :thankyou: too polliwag  :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:, nice of you to lower your standards for me!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: polliwag on October 18, 2012, 06:42:10 PM
Standards? I have standards??? :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tousabella on October 23, 2012, 09:49:41 PM
Boy oh boy...This is, without a doubt, the hardest lesson for me, so far!!! :banghead:     :pullhair:
I've painted this twice....and TWO DISASTERS.  Guess I can't paint fast enough for water!    :)  I'm gonna wait til I do the next one, Steamboat, and then tackle this again.
You all have done such wonderful jobs on this lesson, and it's just not in sync with me!  Lake Hayes was fine, so we'll see how a Steamboat comes out. LOL
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 23, 2012, 10:19:04 PM
I found the steamboat a bit easier than this one. Other than the muckup with the masking fluid...getting behind, mixing the wrong colour......  :2funny:    :2funny:

You'll do great Bella.  O0  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tousabella on October 24, 2012, 02:19:43 AM
Thanks, Val.  I was just ready to jump out the window.......(but I was only on the first floor!!!!)  LOLOLOL
This one was a real stink.  The Steamboat looks a little 'livelier'.  Yours came out great, even with all of your 'lil difficulties'.
You are doing so well, girl.  OH....have the rains stopped yet? The humidity must be fearsome.  Our snow is a week or so early, but it's okay...everyone here has no problems driving in it. The Coast now....those idiots forget from one week to the next how to drive in it!!   :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: eftpower1 on October 26, 2012, 01:22:09 PM
Bella!!!!

 :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: you said the S word :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

and NO!! it is NOT o.K.

I don't mind painingt pictures of it, but I'm not ready to deal with it yet :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

brian     :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tousabella on October 26, 2012, 05:33:32 PM
Ha Ha....sorry about that, Brian. It's beautiful today...a lil overcast but no S. A few "ashes" in the air, so someone must be burning outside!   ;)   ;)
Your Steamboat turned out great, and I'm about to attack mine. Had my flu shot yesterday.....(Wow! it's tough gettin old)...and I feel a lil icky, but I'll get the S on the mountains. I ordered a rolling ruler, but 'it ain't here yet'. so will use a hairpin. What did you use for fine lines? The paper clip?  I have a small dolls hairpin that I'll try.   The pic looks so much more interesting and as long as I don't make a Donzi out of the ferry, I should be able to handle it!!
You are sure doing so well with your paintings.  It's great bein a 'newbie'.....I love it.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 26, 2012, 09:09:40 PM
 :2funny:  Bella & Brian  :2funny: The rain has finally stopped...for now. I'm going to try and fit in another go at Lake Wakatipu...if I get the yacht finished!  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: njnjgirl on May 01, 2013, 10:51:24 AM
Looked through this thread and enjoyed all your nice paintings.  :coffee: Well done all.  O0 Here is my contribution:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Bhavna on May 01, 2013, 03:18:24 PM
You did really great job with the painting. I like your water reflection and 2 little  duck. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: njnjgirl on May 01, 2013, 04:16:19 PM
Thank you Bhavna  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on May 01, 2013, 04:58:29 PM
Excellent job on this  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I remember the paint-a-long on this only too well! What a kerfuffle!!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: njnjgirl on May 01, 2013, 05:02:51 PM
Thanks Val, this is one of those paintings that when you look at it you can imagine all sorts of things.  I think I even see 3 ducks  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on May 02, 2013, 12:16:08 PM
 O0 O0 O0  Mary Lou, lovely painting. You never disappoint us.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on May 03, 2013, 01:30:45 AM
Well done, Mary Lou!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on May 19, 2013, 01:59:59 AM
Nice lakes everyone! :clap: :clap: :clap: . This wasn't easy.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on May 19, 2013, 09:56:34 AM
Nicely done Denise, I like the colourings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: njnjgirl on May 19, 2013, 10:59:16 AM
Hi Denise, this is lovely, nice reflections and nice trees on the bank.   :clap: :clap: :clap: O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jrhall036 on May 19, 2013, 03:11:30 PM
Hey Denise!  Look at those cute little duckies!   :)  I love your choice of colors. Kinda dreamy-like. Lovely!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on May 19, 2013, 03:17:52 PM
That's gorgeous, Denise!   O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on May 19, 2013, 11:12:41 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian, Jani, Mary Lou and Val :thankyou:
 
I really appreciate your comments ladies. This is one that I seriously considered  trashing pretty early on but I had to take my own advice from another thread and just continue on  ::) . I'm glad I did, although of course, I still see yucky parts. Soo, your comments are so very valuable, thank you! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on May 20, 2013, 12:52:24 AM
 O0 O0  Wow, Denise, that is one superb lake painting.  Good for you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on May 20, 2013, 12:58:23 AM
Thank you much Patricia!! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: NHC50 on August 16, 2013, 07:21:23 PM
Well here it is. Actually I was not going to put this on, but then I thought this would help those who have problems with watercolor to see what not to do.  :2funny: :2funny: I have not pick up a brush in awhile and it shows.
But I will not pick it apart. Because I know I will get the finger of NO! NO!  :nono: from Dennis.   :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: jrhall036 on August 16, 2013, 08:33:28 PM
Very nice, indeed, Nina!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I really like the color perspective you've achieved!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on August 16, 2013, 10:13:57 PM
 :nono: No, no Nina...(ha! beat Dennis!) You must not and cannot 'pick it apart'. There really is nothing wrong here. I know this for a fact, because I made a muck up of mine!  :heeha: Didn't expect that did you?!

Your colourings are very good, the reflections are great, shows nice depth...AND you have those delightful little duckies!  :confused: So, you have a lovely painting. Sign it and show it!   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on August 16, 2013, 11:20:17 PM
Nina, a very nice painting with good colour perspective and lovely water reflections and sunshine on the distant mountain :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: NHC50 on August 16, 2013, 11:34:48 PM
 :thankyou: Jani
Oh Val, what can I say.  :2funny: :2funny:  I did take another look at it again. And I guess it was not as bad as I thought. So thank you for your encouraging words. I will not fiddle with it.  ::)
It has been really hard to paint. I have been having a lot of trouble with my lower back and legs. So it is hard to stand up and paint. But then sitting does not help either. It makes you feel very down, and discouraged. That you can't do the things that you use to. So needless to say I have not been painting.  But I am going to try to do better.
Dennis thank you also. You are a blessing.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tousabella on August 17, 2013, 12:56:01 AM
Denise and Nina...great jobs. They are both beautiful.  They are very lovely .... I love the shading and the bright sun.
Yeah...It is a hard lesson, Denise. I've done it three times...or attempted to do it, and it was a total disaster each time. I was so disheartened, I wouldn't start the fourth.  Maybe later 'down the road' I'll give it a try.
I try so hard not to lose confidence, but.....sometimes.......... ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lillian on August 17, 2013, 01:49:23 AM
Nina!  So sorry to hear your back is giving you trouble again.   :1hug: :pray:    :1hug:


it's hard when you have to take time out to heal.  How wonderful to be able to pick up a brush and let the paint flow over the paper.  It would be so boring not to have this outlet and even though there are chores waiting, you have escaped into the world of watercolour and created a beautiful painting you can be proud of.  No heavy lifting involved in that and a great sense of accomplishment.   :congrats: Nina!   :congrats: Dennis.  You are a blessing indeed!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: NHC50 on August 17, 2013, 03:17:49 PM
Dear Bella, I know sometimes it is hard to do some of these. Especially when you do it three or four times. But just think of the experience you are getting. Pretty soon you will be able to do it with your eyes closed.  :2funny: :2funny:
Lillian thank you dear friend for your prayers. And your encouraging words. God Bless.  :1hug:
Nina  :flowers:
PS I think all of you on here have done a great job.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on August 17, 2013, 09:45:37 PM
Nina, your painting turned out beautiful, nothing to "pick apart"  ;)
 
Retta, yep, sometimes certain painting just don't end up coming together as we would like ??? . I've seen your other beautiful works though ... this definitely shouldn't discourage you ...  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on August 20, 2013, 12:49:37 PM
 O0 O0 O0 Nina, Just seen your painting and it is beautiful.  Good job.  Hope you are feeling better.  Back trouble can be the debilitating but you can beat it.  Take care. Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: NHC50 on August 20, 2013, 07:42:46 PM
Thank you Denise, and Patricia. I sure am not doing any marathons right now. And I probably won't in the future.  :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 08, 2013, 10:18:36 PM
Finished the reflection series - finally!!! Of the four, this was my least favorite...although I did live learning how to paint little duckies!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on October 08, 2013, 10:20:13 PM
Congrats on finishing the series Sharon! All your work is fantastic :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Fencepost on October 08, 2013, 10:36:54 PM
Very nice, Sharon!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on October 08, 2013, 10:59:23 PM
Great job Sharon.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Tousabella on October 09, 2013, 04:07:13 PM
Sharon...terrific job. Your reflections are lovely. The shadings on the mountains are great.  I love your duckies, too!!  Good job....Congrats. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Happychappy on October 10, 2013, 11:01:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice reflections Sharon.  As I said before, you are a natural.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: lynn p. on October 10, 2013, 11:06:01 PM
Wow, gorgeous colors and reflections Sharon :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 10, 2013, 11:19:16 PM
Thanks, everyone - this is one of the paintings that I couldn't figure out during the painting of it, but when it was finished I finally got it!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: NHC50 on October 17, 2013, 04:59:57 PM
Another good one Sharon.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Bhavna on November 28, 2013, 09:30:21 PM
Here is my try on Lake Wakatipu. It is end of this year and I am still straggling to finish last year's classes :crazy2: .
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 28, 2013, 10:05:03 PM
Oh, Bhavna, this lake scene is so nicely done.  Love the purples!!

Be proud of it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on November 29, 2013, 05:27:51 AM
Very pretty Bhavna, nice, serene scene .....
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Bhavna on December 01, 2013, 03:16:58 PM
Thank you Mea and Denise :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: lynn p. on December 01, 2013, 06:26:27 PM
I must say, I just love this lake painting from everyone.  It is a serene composition and the execution of all is amazing.  Denise, I love your purples in the landscape--very effective.  Nina--hate to hear about your health.  This is a truly lovely painting though.  I hope you can see that now.  I love the subtle neutrals in it. Bhavna--Another truly great painting with gorgeous reflections.   :painting: on Ladies!
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2013, 03:01:38 PM
Bhavna good job.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Bhavna on December 02, 2013, 04:00:11 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Lynn and Nina :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Denise808 on December 02, 2013, 05:52:33 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynn, appreciate it  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on August 22, 2014, 08:02:35 PM
Hi! Here is my Version of Lake Wakatipu :).





Bryndis ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on August 22, 2014, 08:19:51 PM
Excellent, Bryndis :clap: :clap: :clap: For a moment I thought you had copied mine :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Danielle123 on August 22, 2014, 11:33:16 PM
Beautiful painting Bryndis :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 23, 2014, 12:46:08 AM
Nice lake scene, Bryndis.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on September 07, 2014, 10:35:48 AM
Hi! :flowers: Thanks for Your comments on my painting. :)



Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Danielle123 on September 21, 2014, 02:05:00 AM
Here is my attempt at lake Wakatipu and  :thankyou: Dennis for an other lovely lesson. 
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 21, 2014, 07:34:37 AM
 :congrats: :twothumbs: photo like quality, beautiful as always Danielle.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on September 21, 2014, 12:14:09 PM
 :heeha: Beautiful Danielle....right down to the duck trails in the water.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Danielle123 on September 21, 2014, 12:26:33 PM
Thank you so much Lisa and Val for your encouragement and lovely comments.  This was fun to do as all the others.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on September 21, 2014, 01:29:14 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dennis on September 22, 2014, 07:00:42 AM
Danielle, a great painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Danielle123 on September 22, 2014, 12:05:33 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie
 :thankyou: Dennis
For taking the time to view.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: dnaleri3 on September 22, 2014, 04:46:54 PM
Love your reflections in the water.
Kris
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Danielle123 on September 22, 2014, 08:43:24 PM
 :thankyou: so much Chris, i am having learning all those techniques. 
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 23, 2015, 10:15:07 AM
My painting of the Lake Wakatipu.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: lynn p. on June 23, 2015, 12:22:12 PM
Great!  Those golden reflections are to die for.  Wonderful
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Danielle123 on June 23, 2015, 01:35:07 PM
Looking great Louisa, nice reflexion and i like your birds.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just soften the dark where the sky meets the mountain.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on June 23, 2015, 02:29:37 PM
Beautiful Louisa... you must be getting tired of hearing this...  ::)   love the reflections, and the ducks are great...even the little wash as they swim along. Lovely.  O0 Good on you for keeping the mountain light and getting some distance.
I agree if you lift out those little dark bits in the sky you'll have an excellent painting.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 23, 2015, 03:25:50 PM
Does it look better now slave drivers?  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: ncwren on June 23, 2015, 08:21:18 PM
 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: Val on June 24, 2015, 02:30:43 PM
I was thinking more along the line of the two dark patches by the top of the mountain in the sky. Guess I didn't state it well enough. Lift or soften them away a bit. :oops:    Apologies.
Title: Re: LESSON #38 - Lake Wakatipu
Post by: thebryce on June 25, 2015, 07:50:30 AM
   Nice painting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: