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Title: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 12, 2012, 01:22:16 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 39 Template and Instructions (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson39-steamboat-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 11:32:31 AM
Paper is stretched on the board, brushes are in my holder, all set... I'm so excited!!  :yippee:
See you on D-Day! (Dennis Day).
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 12, 2012, 06:35:21 PM
Careful you don't swamp my steamboat with the wake  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on October 13, 2012, 01:47:10 AM
 :2funny:

I wish I could be in two places at once.   :'(

I will be all weekend at the college in a color theory workshop.  I'll miss being in the class.  Sorry, Dennis. 

I hoped to get another lesson done this week, but we had sunny days, revealing DUST,  so I gave my house a thorough cleaning. 

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does.

 :gl2:  Val !   :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 13, 2012, 11:20:19 AM
Careful you don't swamp my steamboat with the wake  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
I'll be sure to drag a bucket!   :boat:   ;D

Thanks for the well wishes Lillian...I've got my waterwings at the ready!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: helena12 on October 13, 2012, 04:41:43 PM
Puuhuuuhuu :'(
Can't be at two places either and Scotty won't beam me up  :'( :'(  So I won't be in class tomorrow and arrive midway in lesson 40. If it wasn't for the very unneccessary time change I would have made it in time. So no point in taking out my paint because Dennis will be halfway to the moon at that time. I am so inconsolable because I love this reflection topic so much and to paint along is a very good workout program. The pulse goes up without even moving more than an arm.
I wish you all loads of fun.   :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: musika on October 13, 2012, 05:03:33 PM
Wait until the 28th, it'll be another hour earlier.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 13, 2012, 09:36:40 PM
I'm fortunate to be where DST doesn't alter our time .... it's the rest of the world that's bonkers!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: kishan.g on October 14, 2012, 01:18:21 PM
 :D
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 39 Template and Instructions ([url]http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson39-steamboat-template-instruction.pdf[/url])
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 14, 2012, 01:31:07 PM
A Question.  For the Live classes, is there an email sent of the drawing to prepare for a paint along, or do we just scramble to freehand something and let Dennis get miles ahead    ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 14, 2012, 01:35:09 PM
Oh sorry Dennis, I just saw where the download is .  NEVER MIND  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 14, 2012, 04:35:28 PM
Hi Kishan.g  :thankyou: to the Paint Basket.Glad you are here and hope you have a pleasant stay  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 14, 2012, 09:08:54 PM
 :bigwelcome: Kishan!

Thanks for the lesson Dennis....it was fun until you mentioned lifting.  :(  I'm going to have to live with my cartoon mountain-that line is as lifted as it gets.

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: SunRai on October 14, 2012, 09:18:38 PM
Just Amazing, Natalie!   :congrats:  :clap:

I can't believe you got it finshed so quilckly!  It looks great!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 14, 2012, 09:29:11 PM
Alright...you can get up off the floor now.  ;D Yes I was behind once again right from the start.   :tongue:
I think I recovered the mountain pretty good...not as orange as the last one!  :heeha: I missed the bit with the paperclip, so I have no little traily bits in the snow. Then I was busy trying to recover from the shock  :o of the orange, had the dryer going and missed all the mix this ? with the ? and a touch of ?   :confused:  So this is how far I got today. At least my 'signature' is smaller in this one  :whistle:

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 14, 2012, 09:35:24 PM
Ok all--I wasn't going to post this at all because what a mess.  Don't have a clue about some basics, like how to do a color wash in sky and water.  Tried to go over the sky (thus the dark color) but just more mess.  Is there an early video on the bead thing Dennis was talking about.  I am much more comfortable with the little detail stuff but mountains, sky and water--yikes.  Give me a million little straight lines to paint and i am happy :crazy2:  Help please :confused:
Natalie and Val--great job.


Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 14, 2012, 09:35:59 PM
Super job Natalie!  :heeha:   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  Looks fantastic. I think I may have to go back and do the lesson on how to paint mountains!  ;D Either that, or it's just flatlands for me!  :2funny:

I'm really hoping there's no mountains in the next one. Boy, am I ever glad there's no 'detail' in this one...  :whistle:
 >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 14, 2012, 09:38:29 PM
   well folks this is my version had to leave 10 mins before the end of the lesson but didn't miss much!!   natalie great as always love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:  and well done val finish the boat and the water and it will look great  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Harald on October 14, 2012, 09:42:21 PM
My try on painting along, not that bad?

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 14, 2012, 09:47:13 PM
Boy, these are appearing like popcorn in a pot!

Lynn, fantastic job! Once you finish   :whistle:  painting the water on the port side of the boat it will look even more impressive. (couldn't resist).  Beautiful.  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

Jenny, great job  :clap:  :clap: I don't know if I'll ever be able to keep up. I'll have to go back and try to get an extra lesson or two in between classes. Will probably help immensely. I might even get to the point I know what I'm doing!   :2funny:
You did a really great job...do you tutor?   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 14, 2012, 09:47:23 PM
Great job, everyone!!!  You all deserve the painting Olympic Medal...they're each uniquely beautiful to me!

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Northbound on October 14, 2012, 09:48:37 PM
Oooo those are all so nice!   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 14, 2012, 09:52:16 PM
lynn p you did an awesome job, it's hard trying to keep up but fun  :2funny:   harald what can i say great job love the steam boat  :clap: :clap: :clap:   val  :thankyou:  as  always tutor  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   you are so funny!!!!!   mary & northbound  :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 14, 2012, 09:54:51 PM
Well done Harald  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 14, 2012, 10:00:05 PM
Jennylynn and Harald, what a pro job.  Your mountains look like the real deal and pretty coloring.  Awesome.  Yes, Jennylynn--this is my first live watercolor class and couldn't believe that Dennis kept talking about how slow he was going compared to the usual.  Wow!! :hang:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 14, 2012, 10:07:54 PM
Val your start is BEAUTIFUL!  I love your mountains.

Lynn your painting is so warm and inviting!  I think your details are perfect.

Harald I am envious.

Jennylynn-it has a chilly look to it with your snowy mountains.

I'm just amazed at how different they all are!  :clap:  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: SunRai on October 14, 2012, 10:11:30 PM
Well, what can I say?  You all did great, each one different.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I can't believe how many of you were able to paint along today!   :congrats: to each of you!

I know I need to go back and learn some basics, like mountains, before I try this one!  I better get :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 14, 2012, 10:24:11 PM
Thank you all for your kind comments. This one might take a bit longer than the last, but I will get it done.


”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet

I've definately got the first part accomplished. It's the second part that confuses me!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Harald on October 14, 2012, 10:25:14 PM
Natalie, the first one again and with such a nice picture. Really well done.
Val, a good start, looking forward to seeing the finished picture.
Lynn, you are too hard on yourself, what is wrong with a more dramatic sky? and there is a good depth into the mountains, isn`t it?
Jenny, fast as usual, and with such a great result.
This is really fun you guys.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on October 14, 2012, 11:03:00 PM
Harald, Jennylynn, LynnP and Natalie, I am in absolute awe of you all.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  You have done a fantastic job.  Thank you Dennis for an enjoyable lesson once again.  I am posting my paint-a-long but lost my life boat somewhere along the way (in more ways than one!!!).  Nevertheless, I am still learning and there is much to be desired but I will do better next time.  Everything is a challenge for me but I am persevering for I so enjoy it.  Patricia

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on October 14, 2012, 11:14:04 PM
Val, I have just had a look at your unfinished painting and your mountains are SPECTACULAR!!!   :clap:  Now I can't wait to see the finished product.  I have a battle with mountains for I have never had a lesson on them and I always feel intimidated by them but just put it down to a learning experience.  Anyhow, the standard of painting is very high and I am so very impressed with everyone's painting.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 15, 2012, 12:03:42 AM

Finished the class, and our public TV had a special on American 60's folk music...Me and the wife HAD to watch.. wow! then came supper and here is the paint along...

the benifit of posting late is I get to see all your work.. NICE!!!
Jennylynn. YEAH!, Natalie,NICE> Val.. fantastic start! LynnP.. Nice going, You will catch up QUICK!! Harald, I love the mountains,  Happy Chappy.. the mountain on the left is great!!

Mine? a little "heavy handed"  ... May be too much time  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: maybe for me, faster would have been better, would not have had time to put so much paint on the brush :yippee: :yippee:

here is the reworked..added a light cobalt blue wash to the sky and lightened /re worked the left side shadows also took a damp paper towel to the steamboat wake to lighten it a little and then cleaned up the right side mountain 

great job everybody
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on October 15, 2012, 12:20:08 AM
I missed the class!   :'(   

I'll be looking forward to the replay.  Seems there was a trick of some kind by using a paper clip?  Dennis has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve.   :2funny:  I can't wait to learn about this.

I'm blown away seeing all these great paint alongs, finished and unfinished.   :congrats: everyone!  I can see that Dennis is gradually bringing in more advanced material to challenge us. 
He must be so proud of his cyberspace pupils.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on October 15, 2012, 01:20:14 AM
Thanks Brian for your kind comment about my painting.   Mountains are not my best to paint having had no tuition in painting them but with time, I will rectify that.  In the interim, I am learning all that is available/affordable for me and enjoying it which is most important.  You did a good job too  :clap:  Isn't it wonderful to look at the same painting done by us all but at the same time, they all look different?  Dennis was just talking about that today .... we all see things with different eyes .... how true!  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tousabella on October 15, 2012, 01:27:20 AM
Wow....Natalie, Harald, Brian, Jenny, Patricia and Lynn.....you guys are terrific!  Dennis will be surprised when he gets home. You all did such a wonderful job. WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!!     :clap:   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:   :clap:  :clap: :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :clap:
Val...your mountains are great! With all the interruptions...dryer, (and some idiot telling you the wrong color!!)   :2funny:
they are gorgeous.  I love the snow and the valleys. I look forward to your finished painting, good friend.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 15, 2012, 03:37:43 AM
Will come back to comment on all the paintings, but Val, DON"T TOUCH those mountains - leave as is  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 15, 2012, 01:04:28 PM
  Thanks Rita, Lillian and Tousabella. Brian--I really like your painting and the cobalt you added.  Thank you for your vote of confidence.  Harald--you are so right--too hard on myself.  I think that for now my best bet is to repeat these exercises slowly because trying to paint along is too much.  Can't learn quite as much as a deliberate, thoughtful approach.  Wow though, impressed with the lot of you :) :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 15, 2012, 01:26:35 PM
 :clap: Brian and Patricia!  :clap:  Your fix is really great Brian-come on over and fix mine!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 15, 2012, 01:36:40 PM
Will come back to comment on all the paintings, but Val, DON"T TOUCH those mountains - leave as is  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Boy, am I glad I came back to look at the wakes on the other paintings! I was going to 'fix' the mountains..  :whistle: and then figure out what to do with the water. I painted in the boat and washed in the water last night. Still have some finishing to do there. Just went by the photo and hoped I got most of it right.
Opened up to see what I missed and found Dennis' comment..scared me! I even spilled my tea..(mumble, mumble) Lloyd just laughed.

I won't touch anything else until I hear from you Dennis ....  :promise:  but if I do...it's not my fault...I've got this painting bug.......   >:D

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: NHC50 on October 15, 2012, 02:03:50 PM
WOW guys, I must say you are all doing a great job. Especially if you paint a long with Dennis. I missed the class  :'( :'( I have been outside trying to get things done before winter sets in. The only painting I have been doing is my house. Which I hate to paint. But when it turns cold I'LL BE BACK.  :2funny: :2funny:
You all are doing a fine job.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 15, 2012, 02:17:02 PM
 :wave: Hi Nina...thank you for the encouragement.  :)
I do understand about the painting the house...kind of like when we have to do the boat bottom.  :thumbdown: Last winter when we hauled out I practiced painting notans on the bottom before I rolled the paint on! At least it made it a bit more interesting....  :whistle:   >:D

 :oops: I added my updated painting to my previous post..forgot to put it in.  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 15, 2012, 05:18:32 PM
 :clap: Looks great Val!  :clap:

Nina you are missed-hurry up with your outside chores!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on October 16, 2012, 02:15:34 PM
 :thankyou: :  Natalie. I can't wait to see what we are going to do after the "Reflections".  I am just loving every minute of this wonderful experience and am just so happy that I gave it a try.  Thanks for all the encouragement you folks give us newbies.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 16, 2012, 05:25:33 PM
Val, I really like this.  Great job--and I especially like that hot tamale steamboat that catches your eye and is a great focal point :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 16, 2012, 10:49:26 PM
Finished up the water today.....I think.   :whistle:  So, I think it's done.  Will take a photo and post it tomorrow.

Dennis....I didn't touch the mountain!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ImBatman on October 17, 2012, 07:14:58 AM
Hello everybody

Here is my effort at Lesson 39 - Steamboat.

Let me know what you think.

Steamboat at Lake Wakatipu.
Steamboat at Lake Wakatipu.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 17, 2012, 08:58:31 AM
Batman! your mountains and steamboat look great! Those snow toppings are very realistic and, the ripples/trails in the sea look like that boat has some powerful pedlars!
Well done Batman  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 17, 2012, 01:16:22 PM
 :clap: your mountain is beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 17, 2012, 01:21:07 PM
 :clap: Great painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 17, 2012, 02:27:26 PM
I think I'm done...  :-\  A few things I'd like to change, but when it comes to reworking dry paint...  :hang: I'm doomed. Just end up with a field of cauliflowers bigger than Claude's berry patch!  :heeha: AND still have the hard lines I wanted to remove. So best to leave it...  ???  right?   :whistle:

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 17, 2012, 02:31:37 PM
Amazing mountain Batman   :heeha:   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
I'm not 100% happy with how mine turned out, doing my best not to destroy what's there, so I put it away. Dennis, I think this has been the hardest thing in the past two years....leaving it alone as you said!   :sweat:  :faint:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 17, 2012, 02:47:05 PM
Wow Batman, I like the turbulance that boat is kicking up and your mountains.  Val--A very serene painting and as I said before, it really highlights your steamboat.  Super job you two :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 17, 2012, 02:58:05 PM
Thank you Lynn. I still want to pull it out and 'fix' it  :eek:
After all the times I told Pat to sit on his hands and not fiddle...guess who?  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on October 17, 2012, 05:24:19 PM
Batman and Val, wonderful paintings and congratulations to you both.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 17, 2012, 06:41:01 PM
Yes Val, ironic isn't it ::)  I never follow my own best advice. ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 17, 2012, 07:52:37 PM
batman love your mountains and your water  :clap: :clap: :clap:  val told you it would turn out great  O0   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 17, 2012, 07:55:27 PM
Val, I agree with Lynn. Nice serene painting.  Love the softer colors! Your boat really stands out! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 17, 2012, 07:58:13 PM
I must apologize for not coming on and commenting but I have had a sudden overload of work. I promise to get down and do it tomorrow (NZ time). Seen some awesome work. Keep at it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: polliwag on October 17, 2012, 09:09:30 PM
Wow, there's a whole mountain of Mountains!  I'm so far behind on the posts, that I don't think I have time to comment on each one.  I'll just say that I didn't see anything that I didn't like.  Each the same, yet so different.  You guys rock!  I am just :envy:!  Can't wait to get back into the swing of things so I can at least participate!
Good job everyone! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 18, 2012, 01:22:25 PM
Well, here is my second rendition of steamboat.  I wanted to practice sky and water some more but in my focus on those spots, forgot to mask the boat and ended up painting it the opposite of the actual  :o  Oh well, it was the exercise I was after anyway ;D



Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 18, 2012, 01:31:26 PM
I really like it, Lynn. Your water looks natural and the mountains are great!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 18, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
Thanks so much C. Bodine.  You are always so positive :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 18, 2012, 03:03:28 PM
Bravo Lynn!  :smitten:

Your mountains and Val's mountain just make me smile-they are gorgeous!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 18, 2012, 03:08:31 PM
Wow!! all three of you!!  All 3 of you captured something different in the mountains...nice nice work
And Val, the boat..No making fluid!  good control!

and Lynn, would you consider 'ghost painting my seas for me??????? :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :yippee: :yippee:

I am blown away by the fantastic job you did on the water :clap: :clap: :clap:
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: polliwag on October 18, 2012, 04:41:18 PM
Lynn, what can I say?? I love it!  It looks perfect to me! O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ImBatman on October 18, 2012, 06:30:39 PM
:thankyou: Brian.

Lovely work Lynn P. O0

I'm hoping that moving onto the Arches paper from my next painting onward, might allow me to get better detail into things like the steamboat you produced. The cheaper stuff I was using was a rather rough type.

I wonder if Dennis knows a way to safely roughen sections of a smoother paper to produce textures for mountains etc, while allowing glass like surfaces in other parts of a painting.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 18, 2012, 08:13:25 PM
Thanks so much Natalie, Brian, Dianne and Batman.  Brian--the water was one of those happy faults, I wish I had a method.  Batman--Thanks for your kind comments.  When I did the second version, I used yours as a great model.

Interesting about the paper.  I am so very new to watercolor that I don't know the difference in the papers.  I finished a bird painting on this very, very stiff paper (almost breakable) and this one was done on Windsor Newton paper but I do have some Arches--all gifts.  What is the best, or what does one consider.  The paper I used for this painting is neither smooth nor rough.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 18, 2012, 08:23:09 PM
Lynn - what a BEAUTIFUL painting - your water is just amazing...everything looks so REAL - you did a wonderful job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 18, 2012, 10:14:07 PM
Thanks so much Mary :smitten:  I felt I had to try a second time because the paint along made me  :crazy2:.  Although, I will say that mixing colors on the fly created some interesting combinations I wouldn't have come up with otherwise  :heeha:  I think I'll take my time through Dennis's videos from now on!!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tousabella on October 19, 2012, 12:23:12 AM
 :clap:  :clap:   It's so exciting to see all of your paintings.  It is so interesting how you all have put your own wonderful colors in and it turns out breath taking.  Congratulations....you all did such an awesome job.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ImBatman on October 19, 2012, 12:52:34 AM
Lynn

Paper roughness:

Assuming all are the same weight (let's say 300GSm) here is the difference:

Hot pressed - smoother, getting closer to a drawing paper type surface.

Cold pressed (also called NOT as in not hot pressed) - has more of a texture to it than hot pressed. If you look at the right angle to the light and flip this paper over from side to side, the side to use is a little rougher than the other side.

Rough - has a definite "dimpled" type surface. A bit like a synthetic/wet weather football or basket ball, only not so pronounced.

The smoother the paper is, the easier it is to get finer detail. But the texture of rough will allow some nice texture effects with light semi-dry brush-strokes over the top of the little ridges.

If anything is wrong with my descriptions, I'm sure Dennis will clarify.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 19, 2012, 12:59:50 AM
Thanks Batman--I can't see any marks on my paper (I have a a box of full sheets that are loose) but I must have cold pressed.  This is very helpful.  I need to look at the video Dennis has about stretching paper because don't know anything about that.  In general, the paper I have used thus far doesn't really buckle much.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 19, 2012, 01:00:39 AM
That's pretty much it Batman.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tania on October 19, 2012, 02:24:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fabulous painting, Lynn!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on October 19, 2012, 03:01:22 AM
Batman, Val and Lynn, each painting is beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

...looks like you are all developing your own style.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 19, 2012, 03:27:18 AM
Thanks Retta, Tania and Lillian.  Thanks also to Dennis for being an awesome teacher :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 19, 2012, 12:49:35 PM
Batman, Val and Lynn, each painting is beautiful.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
...looks like you are all developing your own style.

Thank you Lillian. Right now my style is too stay away from it and not muck it up!  :2funny:
Have been occupying myself with practicing (trying actually) to paint a decent sky with clouds. I think this is a very important thing to know.  ;D
Will get my paper ready for the next one on Sunday.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ImBatman on October 20, 2012, 07:35:30 PM
:thankyou: Lillian.

By the way, Lynn, you wont see "marks" per se, just that when you hold a piece of standard photocopy paper up to a light, with the light reflecting off the surface - imagine holding a mirror flat with a light on the opposite side from you, you will see that it is very smooth. This is a rough ASCII diagram of the easy way to view it, where the thing on the right is the light, and the paper is the flat line held by the stick diagram.
                   
                             |       
                             o
      O___
       |/
       |
      /\

If you do the same the same with the various watercolour papers, you get different effects - pretty much the same as photocopy paper, or poster card, or a business card surface for Hot; a little more ripply with Cold, and the rough is very obviously rougher.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Peg Helton on October 20, 2012, 11:33:14 PM
Thank you for such a great class.  I always love watching your instructional videos, but this is the first time I have painted along.   :painting:

I am sure glad I found your website. 

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 20, 2012, 11:40:07 PM
What a BEAUTIFUL rendition!  Just lovely!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 21, 2012, 12:15:59 AM
 :bigwelcome:  Peg and wow! Super job there. I totally missed the reflection on the snow capped mountain!  :doh:
See, new people can teach us something!  ;D
Excellent rendition, wonderful contours on the mountains.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 21, 2012, 03:09:35 AM
Wow! my workload surely got the better of me this week- I even forgot to send out the 24 hour to go email reminder for Lesson #40  :'( :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :tickedoff:

Anyway here are the promised comments (albeit a bit late  :blush:)

Natalie: The sky is well executed. I find the wake a bit too dark. All else is OK.

Lynn: Be careful of cloning sections of the painting (snow of main peak) Tone down the 3 white lines in the wake.
         2nd painting: A good fix - lovely realistic wake (best so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:) - the distant water is still too dark.

Jenny: Nice painting overall. Careful of the snow reflections - should not be in a straight line.
          The outside edge of the wake should be a straight line and not curved.

Harald: Lovely mountain and boat. Tone down the light wake lines quite a bit.
           It makes the boat like it is like a speed boat.

HappyChappy: Good paint-a-long. Unfortunately you filled some of the sunlit snow with shadow colour.

Val: Nice Painting. Just tone down the 3 white lines in the wake. Nicely fixed in the 2nd painting.

Brian: Very nice painting except for the extra turbulent wake. Much too much for a boat that size.
          Smooth it all out and you should have a good painting.

Batman: Also a very good painting - also too much turbulence  behind the boat.
              It's a big boat and does not have the turbulence of a speedboat.

Peg: Very good paint-a-long. Also just tone down the white lines behind the boat.

It looks like most have struggled with the wake - adding too much turbulence. Something to watch out for in the future.
Good to see so many paintings. These paint-a-longs can only be for the better. Remember it is not the quality here that counts it is the practice and also you have no time to stop and fiddle. Well done all of you  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ImBatman on October 21, 2012, 03:11:13 AM
Superb stuff Peg  :clap:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 21, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
You're right Dennis... no time to fiddle in a paint-a-long. It's after the paint-a-long the trouble starts!  >:D   ;D
I've tucked mine away so I'm not tempted.  ^-^
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 21, 2012, 12:43:50 PM
Wow Peg-Great paint a long.  Batman, thank you for that extremely clear explanation and the schematic.  Are you an engineer in your other life??
Dennis--Great feedback, thanks for being so attentive to each of our paintings :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ImBatman on October 21, 2012, 05:43:02 PM
No Lynn, not an engineer. Just a computer programmer...  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Peg Helton on October 21, 2012, 06:11:14 PM
Thanks for the nice comments.  And thanks Dennis for the suggestion.  :thankyou:   I toned down the white line behind the boat and my husband said he really liked it.  He is not one to give out complements on my paintings to readily. :blush:

Peg
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 21, 2012, 06:48:41 PM
 :welcome: Peg!

 :clap: Your paint along looks amazing!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 21, 2012, 07:41:35 PM
Ah Batman, that explains it  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 21, 2012, 08:56:32 PM
 :welcome: Peg!! What a great way to jump into things! Beautiful painting!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on October 21, 2012, 09:01:27 PM
 :congrats:  Nice paintings, everybody!

 :welcome:  to Paintbasket, Peg.  I'm glad you are enjoying yourself here.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 21, 2012, 11:14:01 PM
Peg,

 :welcome: aboard  :2funny:
Wonderful job AND    :welcome: to the "gallop alongs"


Dennis:  :thankyou: for the feed back,  Will "smooth the waters"   ;) ;)

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 22, 2012, 07:59:10 AM
firstly  :welcome: aboard peg,  your first paint along !!!!    fantastic  :clap: :clap: :clap:   dennis  :thankyou: :thankyou:  for the feedback  will take note  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 23, 2012, 04:19:41 PM
Here is my revised steamboat.. Dennis suggested I "smooth the waters"  :2funny:


Not exactly what I wanted, but taking a cue from Val, I decide not to "Fiddle" with my "Tune-up" :D

Here is the original Paint Along

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 23, 2012, 10:16:37 PM
Here is my revised steamboat.. Dennis suggested I "smooth the waters"  :2funny:


Not exactly what I wanted, but taking a cue from Val, I decide not to "Fiddle" with my "Tune-up" :D

It's terribly hard not to fiddle sometimes isn't it?   :eyesclosed:   ;D I still can't look at mine, too tempted to 'fix' a couple of tiny bits......  >:D   :2funny:

I think you're on the right track Brian. If you could soften up the hard lines (rough lines) around the 'smoothed' area, I think you'd have it spot on.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 23, 2012, 11:17:29 PM
Brian, your mountains are terrific!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 24, 2012, 01:13:23 AM
Christina,

 :thankyou:

Val, 

The nice thing about H2O colors is i can walk away today and come back and "play" again tomorrow...

Tomorrow, I'll soften those lines.... :thankyou: too!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 26, 2012, 08:39:29 PM
Sorry...the bottom got cut off by a camera that had a mind of its own!

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 26, 2012, 09:05:07 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Very nicely done. You succeeded in getting the nice round shapes in your mountains. I like that. The wake of the ferry looks great.   :clap:  :clap:
Nice 'S'   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 26, 2012, 09:10:47 PM
Thank you, Val...this was the biggest one I've done...it's on something like 17 x 24 paper...I actually made it into tiles with my newfound ability and I really think the size helped me a lot.  Can't explain why though...LOL...thank you again!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 26, 2012, 09:12:57 PM
Wow, I haven't tried anything that big. A4 is the largest I've done. My line and wash was 6"x7".
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 26, 2012, 09:25:41 PM
Part of my "trouble" lol has to do with translating what I see on the screen vs the template in front of me...it's always so much smaller in MY brain (the 8 x 11 template) which then affects the brushes I select...I'd noticed for a while that the brushes Dennis uses are larger than what I've had to use to accommodate the template and that really made a difference in detail work.  At least, I'm HOPING this is part of my trouble...LOL
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 27, 2012, 02:25:59 AM
 :clap: Mary that just shows you have a good grasp of your water control...if I worked that large I would have cauliflower city!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 27, 2012, 02:29:20 AM
How right you are Natalie....I have enough trouble without billboard sized caulies!  ::)   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on October 27, 2012, 02:36:15 AM
Mary, you've met with success on all counts!   :congrats:

Awesome that you've learned to tile.    :yippee: 

 I must play with Picasa and get the hang of it.

Well done on the painting in a larger scale. 

I really like the mountains and your steamboat is moving at full steam.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 27, 2012, 02:54:50 AM
Mary, I can't believe you did one that large!! It looks great!!!  :clap:  I have one I want to do for my room, but am terrified to try one that large for the reasons mentioned by others!!! Maybe oneday!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 27, 2012, 02:59:26 PM
:clap: Mary that just shows you have a good grasp of your water control...if I worked that large I would have cauliflower city!  :clap:


Thank you, Natalie - "Cauliflower city".... :2funny: :2funny: Natalie!  I travel there often and don't even need directions to find it! 
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 27, 2012, 03:11:24 PM
Mary,

wow!  and then to read the size you painted.. double wow!!!

been watching the weather...You and yours take care!!
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 27, 2012, 03:15:43 PM
Mary, you've met with success on all counts!   :congrats:

Awesome that you've learned to tile.    :yippee: 

 I must play with Picasa and get the hang of it.

Well done on the painting in a larger scale. 

I really like the mountains and your steamboat is moving at full steam.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Lillian - Thanks so much as always - Picassa was a life saver for me and I think you'll find it so easy thanks again to Bhavna.  It's so funny...when I got the larger paper, I never even considered what that might mean to water and saturation, etc...so the fact I did it without any issues was indeed a "happy accident."  LOL...thanks again!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 27, 2012, 03:21:05 PM
Mary, I can't believe you did one that large!! It looks great!!!  :clap:  I have one I want to do for my room, but am terrified to try one that large for the reasons mentioned by others!!! Maybe oneday!


Thank you, C.!  Well, truth be told, I can't believe it either...and if IIII can do it, you sure can.  You do beautiful work!  Thanks again... :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 27, 2012, 03:28:51 PM
Mary,

wow!  and then to read the size you painted.. double wow!!!

been watching the weather...You and yours take care!!
brian


Brian - thank you...I honestly didn't know anything about going bigger which was probably for the best... :2funny:...I was so surprised reading here about the size where I'm getting the sense it's considered more of a challenge?  I had no idea...I just wanted to be able to SEE what I was painting so it really was a luck more than anything else I must admit.

Thank you re the weather well wishes.  It looks as though it's headed directly at us...got all the emergency stuff ready but if you see someone waving at the back of that boat, it'll be me!  Thanks again!  :thankyou: :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 27, 2012, 08:56:59 PM
Stay safe Mary!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 27, 2012, 10:21:24 PM
Aww, thanks so much, Natalie.  I went down to the beaches today which still remain calm though the sky was very strange looking... :1hug: :flowers: but got some great reference photos if I can get to them. 
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on October 28, 2012, 01:28:29 AM
 :pray:- ing for your safety, Mary.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 28, 2012, 02:12:12 AM
Thank you so much, Lillian.  This looks like it's shaping up to everything they've forecast so folks are really taking the warnings seriously.  Thank you for your prayers and concern.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 28, 2012, 10:07:51 PM
mary your painting is absolutely awesome even more so cause of the size really really well done :clap: :clap: :clap:    stay safe i am praying for you and others
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 28, 2012, 11:01:17 PM
Jennylynn - Thank you for both your prayers and your sweet words...I'm thinking of drawing up a design for an ark right about now!  Thank you so much.   :1hug: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 12:04:29 AM
Mary--I have been away from PB due to work and just noticed this.  My prayers go with you.  I have been through this many times and no fun at all.  Keep us posted if you can, although I understand you may lose power.  During Isaac, PB saved my life, as I drew by hurricane lantern and it kept my mind off of the wind.  God Bless, and stay safe :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 01:22:54 AM
Mary--I have been away from PB due to work and just noticed this.  My prayers go with you.  I have been through this many times and no fun at all.  Keep us posted if you can, although I understand you may lose power.  During Isaac, PB saved my life, as I drew by hurricane lantern and it kept my mind off of the wind.  God Bless, and stay safe :)

Lynn - Thank you so much...I very much appreciate your prayers and concern.  I've declared a lantern specifically for my use lol...I really did because power seems to be the biggest thing they're talking about.  Much of the information we're getting is conflicting and ever-changing but that too is the nature of Nature so I'm not sure what to expect at this point...but we're prepared as possible.  Thank you once again...they just better not interfere with Tuesday's lesson!  LOL  :thankyou:  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 01:33:45 AM
Yes, Mary--Please stay safe.  Hope you don't miss the Tuesday lesson but more importantly, that all is well by then.  Just FYI, there are 2 things that make my hurricane adventures better, Home Depot sells a powerful battery operated lantern that flips up so you can read by it.  Also, get a crank radio if possible as my last hurricane experience was bad because I couldn't get news.  The little crank radios also have a usb port on the side that in case of emergency, they give your phone a few minutes of use.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: musika on October 29, 2012, 02:01:22 AM
Would that be classed as a crank phone call?
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 02:04:42 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 02:09:17 AM
Thanks again, Lynn...I do have a crank radio minus the usb port but have car chargers for the cells.  I'll definitely pick up the battery operated lanterns...I just have the camping kind and they make me nervous indoors...not a big fan of propane...my house looks like Yankee Candle Shop at the moment...it probably wasn't a good idea to get a bunch of different scents... :2funny: :2funny:...probably a lot like bad color mixing!  When looking at the CT coastline that I've now memorized thanks to the weather channel, we're smack in the middle of Long Island between NY and MA.  And they keep moving the target so not sure where we stand at this point...We fell just short of the mandatory evacuation roads along the beach and good thing because I wasn't leaving my paints behind!!!  It's the calm before the storm at the moment...we'll see what tomorrow brings.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 02:14:59 AM
Would that be classed as a crank phone call?

Good one, Ray!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 02:25:29 AM
Don't watch too much of that weather channel Mary.  They seem to be way too gleeful about disaster and are great for finding the one downed sign to stand by while broadcasting  :2funny:.  Hope they are wrong about the woeful predictions of this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 29, 2012, 02:46:13 AM
Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Mary! :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 29, 2012, 02:56:56 AM
Glad to hear you have everything you need Mary. Crossing my fingers and toes (makes me walk funny  ;D ) that all goes well over the next couple of days.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 03:34:01 AM
Thank you, C. and Val...will keep you abreast of any plans to head for the hills!   :1hug: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 29, 2012, 08:52:57 PM
mary look after yourself keep safe thinking of you hope all is ok  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 09:51:15 PM
Mary--How are you? Do u still have power?
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 09:54:41 PM
Thanks so much, Jennylynn...thus far, a tree fell on my house but the roof appears to be intact and just lost an apple tree in the front yard...lights are blinking so not sure how long we'll maintain power but we're safe...getting a little scary but I think it will be ok..still raging out there...I better get my bathing suit back out!     :thankyou: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 09:56:45 PM
Mary--How are you? Do u still have power?

So far, we do, luckily...but lights are blinking so my guess is something out there amidst lines and transformers may be about to fail...maybe not if the gusting doesn't get worse...we're getting 80-90 mi winds but I don't believe they're calling for anything higher than that...I hope not!  Thanks for asking... :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 10:51:43 PM
OH Mary, good that you still have power.  Every hour you keep it is so good.  The news has been covering Conn. some and it looks bad.  So sorry about your roof.  I assume that the house is still safe.  Our thoughts are with you tonight.  Stay in touch if you can :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 29, 2012, 11:03:26 PM
Thanks, Lynn...it's hard to tell while the tree is still on the roof but it didn't appear to have done anything that's not easy to fix...once I had a tree actually pierce the roof like a sword right into the center of a room...so, I don't like trees falling on houses!  Just got a call from the city's emergency system and they said to expect it to get worse from 8-10p and then it will start to calm down with flooding being the next concern...I think we're safe from that...just trying to ride it out...trees are down everywhere here...a little harrowing but 10p can't come fast enough!    Thanks for your concern.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 29, 2012, 11:20:37 PM
Yes, let's hope 10p comes quickly and with no flooding.  I can see how you would get jumpy about trees falling Mary!!!Glad you have internet--it really helps pass the time.  Wouldn't it be really great if you are still connected for the class tommorrow. :gl2: :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 30, 2012, 02:29:37 AM
Mary, so sorry to hear about the tree on the roof!  I know how scary that is!! We have a lot of large oak trees in our yard and when we have these storms/hurricanes they scare me too death! :o  Hope it all moves along quickly and you have no more damage! Keep us updated!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 30, 2012, 01:53:20 PM
What a mess!  Hope everyone is safe.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 31, 2012, 04:04:27 PM
Thank you, C. and Natalie and everyone again for your prayers and concern.  We made it through with 3 downed trees and questionable roof and siding damage yet to be assessed by insurance appraisers who are overwhelmed everywhere on the east coast.  The tri-state area bore the brunt of the storm's fury but putting it all in perspective, things could have been a lot worse even though it's being labeled the worst storm in history.  We never lost power but did lose cable which runs the phones, tv and internet...the first two I could do without!  Not so about the internet and I think we all know why!  It was AWFUL watching class time come and go and am still recovering from the trauma!  It's interesting how in times like this, when Nature shows us her worse, humanity shows us its best and hopefully, what we walk away with is more respect and caring for both.  Thanks again to everyone... :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: lynn p. on October 31, 2012, 04:58:12 PM
Mary, I am so happy that you are fine and what a shock that you have internet already.  Sorry about your property and I know what a pain it is to wait for the adjustor (poor adjustors too).  The devastation was so horrible on TV and New Haven is right there on the water so I feared you were flooded.  Extremely true about the good of humanity--sorry it takes a disaster for us to reach out to one another.  Welcome back :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on October 31, 2012, 06:02:13 PM
I'm so glad you are intact!  :yippee:

Hopefully more PBers will check in.  :-\
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 31, 2012, 07:02:12 PM
Thank you, Lynn and Natalie - I'd gone out just before the storm to see if I could get some nice reference pics with the unusual sky and hopefully I'll have the presence of mind to post them...got some decent shots of sea gulls, ducks and geese too - I took a few down at the beach just before Sandy got REALLY angry but they didn't come out too well because the wind literally took my breath away...that's when I knew we were going to be in real trouble but maybe they'll be ok...will see!   :1hug: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on October 31, 2012, 07:40:14 PM
Mary

so glad all is well except for the property damage!  I know we all where  :sweat: :sweat: and praying for you and the other folks affected
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 31, 2012, 09:06:57 PM
Brian - thanks so much...I deeply appreciate your prayers and concern...we have such a wonderful family here!   :thankyou: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: jennylynn on October 31, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
mary so glad that you and yours are o.k., sorry to hear about the damage hope it wont take too long to get sorted thinking about you all  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on October 31, 2012, 11:18:31 PM
Jennylynn - Thank you...no word from ins. co yet but not really surprised...I feel blessed getting away as lightly as we did...so many people are in need and some have lost everything.  I figure I can afford some patience and understanding...and now, at least we're able to get in and out of the house...oddly, large tree branches were blocking each door of the house but they said it would be ok to cut them before they came for the appraisal...it was starting to feel very "Oz-ish!"   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 31, 2012, 11:45:50 PM
Mary, so glad to hear you are safe!  O0 I hate to hear of the damage to your home!  :-\
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 01, 2012, 12:44:27 AM
Thanks so much, C.  It should all be ok...so long as lumber jacking doesn't interfere with PB!   :2funny:  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on November 01, 2012, 01:13:47 AM
Hi Mary,

Ah -ha!  Here's your update!  Great to see you back on PB!   :yippee:

Sorry about your house, but the best thing is that you're ok.

A once-in-a-lifetime storm they say.  Once is enough, huh?
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 01, 2012, 02:05:56 AM
Had very little to be on the forum lately and just catching up on the news. Mary, so sorry to hear about the damage to your house. Hope everything else turns out OK  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on November 01, 2012, 10:43:57 AM
 :yippee:   :dance:  HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY   :dance:

So good to hear you and yours are ok. Sorry for your troubles. Things will be back to normal in no time and you'll be painting rhinoceroses on every garage door in town!  ;D  Nice to have you back.   :1hug:   :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: NHC50 on November 01, 2012, 03:01:58 PM
Mary so glad that you and your loved ones are ok. I know how bad it looks. But you are ok. That is all that matters. Trees can be removed, repairs can be done. See you on the live lessons. God Bless.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 01, 2012, 04:42:46 PM
{{{{{{Natalie, Lillian, Val, Dennis, Nina}}}}}}


Thank you so much for your prayers, concern and good wishes (and humor!)  - I treasure our PB family and all your words of comfort have touched me beyond what I can articulate.  All this "stuff" will get taken care of and will pass but all the genuine caring here will remain in my heart. 
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: polliwag on November 06, 2012, 01:47:32 AM
Late well wishes, Mary... I was gone over the weekend and not on my computer, so I am behind (again!) on all the posts.  Sorry about your house, but I am glad to hear that you and your family are ok.  Patience is about all I can suggest to get through the mess.  I know from experience that the aftermath of the storm can be very trying.  Just keep thinking about the positive parts...NO. 1 that you are all ok.  Just keep :painting: :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 06, 2012, 02:34:15 AM
Thank you, Dianne.  You're so right...what matters is that people are ok and safe...material things are always replaceable but people are not...So many here are still without power and we're now facing another storm that will just complicate things...but, thank God for Paint Basket!!!  I just keep painting!  Thanks again.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tousabella on November 08, 2012, 11:06:36 PM
So glad everyone is okay.  Been quite a week!!  Floods, winds, and earthquakes!!  Guess ol Mother Nature has arthritis or something!!
Here's my pic, finally, and I gotta say my hair pin didn't work too well. I did get some small lines on the back of the ferry, but the pin burped every time I set it to the paper!!
I'm glad I read the article posted on Artists colors and Student colors, because now, I know what's wrong with mine!!!  (Back to saving for paints, again!!)
The colors aren't true on the painting.  The upper blue really is blue!

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 08, 2012, 11:21:59 PM
Nice :painting: Tousabella! I can't quite imagine being this far into the lessons!
On. Another note, Mary, your house will recover its former self, but I feel really badly about losing three of your trees. I lost only one in a storm the summer before last and still grieve the loss of that old friend. I can't imagine losing three!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 08, 2012, 11:50:51 PM
So glad everyone is okay.  Been quite a week!!  Floods, winds, and earthquakes!!  Guess ol Mother Nature has arthritis or something!!
Here's my pic, finally, and I gotta say my hair pin didn't work too well. I did get some small lines on the back of the ferry, but the pin burped every time I set it to the paper!!
I'm glad I read the article posted on Artists colors and Student colors, because now, I know what's wrong with mine!!!  (Back to saving for paints, again!!)
The colors aren't true on the painting.  The upper blue really is blue!





Bella!  Another beauty....I absolutely love your mountains....I always struggle with them whether it be wc or oil and you did a great job on them.  I think you did a wonderful job, wayward hairpins or not!!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 08, 2012, 11:58:53 PM
Nice :painting: Tousabella! I can't quite imagine being this far into the lessons!
On. Another note, Mary, your house will recover its former self, but I feel really badly about losing three of your trees. I lost only one in a storm the summer before last and still grieve the loss of that old friend. I can't imagine losing three!




Thanks, Sarah...and it's ironic you mentioned the loss of the trees...you're right - one was very special...it was an apple tree we planted the day we moved into this house for my 3 yr old who had died months before from a brain tumor....and the reason it's ironic you mentioned it is that her name was Sarah as well and we called it The Sarah Tree.  One of the many folks who have stopped by to inquire about tree removal services offered that it might be possible to replant this one but I dunno...have never heard of that being possible but definitely going to try it.  I hope they're right.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on November 09, 2012, 01:05:00 AM
Good job Bella  :clap: :clap: At least you had a hairpin! I didn't get any of those nice traily bits on my mountains. Great job overall. Now I must finish my wave, and then go back a step and do the yacht in harbour. Almost done on another painting I started the other day...this one is a surprise!  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bhavna on November 09, 2012, 01:18:38 AM
Beautiful painting Bella  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on November 09, 2012, 02:01:19 AM
Retta, your dishes have been rattling in the cupboard again?  I heard there was another earthquake on your side of the country. 

Nice job on the painting.  I really like the mountains.  They look sun-lit.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 09, 2012, 03:03:54 AM





Thanks, Sarah...and it's ironic you mentioned the loss of the trees...you're right - one was very special...it was an apple tree we planted the day we moved into this house for my 3 yr old who had died months before from a brain tumor....and the reason it's ironic you mentioned it is that her name was Sarah as well and we called it The Sarah Tree.  One of the many folks who have stopped by to inquire about tree removal services offered that it might be possible to replant this one but I dunno...have never heard of that being possible but definitely going to try it.  I hope they're right.




I hope they are right also. A doubly special tree.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on November 09, 2012, 12:59:24 PM
Looks good Bella!  :clap:

Mary it's possible!  ;)   I saw an old, very large willow tree up in Tennessee where my mom lives go down.  They replanted it several months later and it stands today as vibrant as ever.   :gl: with your Sara tree-it is special.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 09, 2012, 04:42:48 PM
Thanks, Natalie...hearing that made my day!  Folks are coming by Sunday to assess it and we'll take it from there...if there's too much damage, then I think a graft is the way to go.   :thankyou:  again -  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: polliwag on November 09, 2012, 05:50:50 PM
Bella, Love your mountains... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tousabella on November 09, 2012, 07:12:47 PM
 :thankyou: everyone....you are soooo kind.  I sure like the ones you have all done....great jobs!  Gosh..."we're learnin"!!   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 09, 2012, 07:25:14 PM
Mary Nice painting. The mountains and the wake are good  :clap: :clap: :clap: The distant water is just too light relative to the darker blue of the wake. It must be a bit darker that the blue of the sky.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 09, 2012, 09:11:49 PM
Thank you, Dennis!  So happy it's such an easy fix...I just happen to have my French ultramarine handy..lol...working on  the crashing waves as we speak!  I'll take care of it now!   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on November 09, 2012, 10:58:06 PM
Bella,

I so enjoy seeing your paintings  another "job well done!"

P.S.  I too am having problems with "the Straight Pin thing" for masking fluid.  The last time I tried a thin steel needle mounted in a wood handle--think it came outof an old high school disecting kit :-X   That worked better when I touched the tip to paper BEFORE using to get rid of the "Drop" on the end.  Still want to find my old drafting kit :confused: :confused:

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 09, 2012, 11:01:59 PM
If you are having trouble with the gemclip (pin) then maybe your masking fluid is a bit too thick. Pour a little bit out and thin it with water - then try it.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on November 09, 2012, 11:06:15 PM
Dennis
10,000  :thankyou: 's
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 09, 2012, 11:20:55 PM
 :urwelcome: my pleasure  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on November 14, 2012, 01:37:12 AM
I have finished my violin concerto :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Here it is:   

and here are the other 3

The paint along...

1St revision 

2nd revision...

Just goes to show ya WE CAN REPAIR WATERCOLORS!!!  Just like Dennis tells us.

Always did like violin music :yippee: The concerto is named "Contrary" ( just like the steam boat)

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 14, 2012, 02:59:04 AM
You have proven yourself a master fiddler. We are all trailing behind in your 'wake.'
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on November 14, 2012, 03:35:34 AM
Sarah

 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   But truth be known...

VAL taught me all I know :devil2: :devil2: :devil2:

I am now going to take up Track :run: :run: :run: :run: :run: :run: :run: :run: :run: :run: Because Val does not do well with comliments :twoguns:

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

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 14, 2012, 03:38:47 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: NHC50 on November 15, 2012, 10:08:18 PM
Bella very nicely done. I haven't even started the water paintings.  O0 O0
Brain great job on yours to.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on November 16, 2012, 11:46:47 PM
 :knuppel2: Brian...Brian...Brian, you are 'painting' quite the picture of me you naughty man.  Here I was going to pay such lovely tribute to your steamboat...just to show I don't hold it against you my dear little fiddler, well done.  :clap: :clap:
Now then...got your new trackies on?.......  :attacked:
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: polliwag on November 17, 2012, 03:07:12 AM
Brian, Better :run: Before you end up  :injured: !!!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Kelley on November 17, 2012, 03:17:31 AM
Poor Brian... :run: .... :nana: .... :run: .... :eyesclosed: :attacked: ... :faint: .... :injured:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 17, 2012, 03:20:00 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: eftpower1 on November 17, 2012, 03:50:59 AM
  Val,
  I :surrender:
:sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

contritely,
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on November 17, 2012, 10:03:39 AM
All's forgiven Brian...come out of the woods, it's safe to go home now.  >:D

Now then, Dennis...these boys do not need to be encouraged on this front! You may well find yourself wandering into the woods as well  :knuppel2:                :2funny: Can't do it, can't keep a straight face!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 17, 2012, 06:16:41 PM
Sorry Ma'am.  :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on November 17, 2012, 09:38:18 PM
 :doh: Ma'am?  :faint:   All of a sudden I feel older than my 99 years!  ;D

Dennis, I'm afraid my reprimand to you just doesn't hold water...first off, you're not supposed to smile whilst delivering said reprimand. Also, you look far too cuddly to be miffed with!  :1hug: :-*
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on November 17, 2012, 11:08:59 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on November 18, 2012, 03:00:50 AM
I'm so glad I dropped in!  I love what I see, paintings so well done and lots of  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

I've missed a lot here lately.

...looking forward to the class tomorrow.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: njnjgirl on May 02, 2013, 12:21:08 AM
Wonderful job everyone.   O0  Here is my rendition:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lillian on May 02, 2013, 02:00:48 AM
One of the classes I missed.  I can't comment intelligently but your painting sure looks good to me.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 02, 2013, 02:13:59 AM
Nice, Mary Lou!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: polliwag on May 02, 2013, 03:06:37 AM
Looks great, Marylou!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: njnjgirl on May 02, 2013, 10:56:21 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian, Sarah and Diane :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on May 02, 2013, 12:18:42 PM
Once again, very nice Mary Lou.  Your boat seems like it is sailing full steam ahead.  Lovely work. Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: njnjgirl on May 02, 2013, 10:10:26 PM
 :thankyou:  Patricia, much appreciated!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 26, 2013, 10:23:11 PM
The Steamboat has sailed - or steamed away. I actually had to remove some of the paint from the back mountain after I was done since I realized it was too dark to seem in the distance...
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2013, 10:34:58 PM
Sharon,

Your subjects for painting are so diverse, yet every one of your paintings is good.

Must be raw talent.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 26, 2013, 10:39:35 PM
You're so sweet, Mea - of course this is Dennis' topic, not mine! No one believes me that I've only been painting for 17 months...it's nice to discover a hidden talent later in life, especially one that's so relaxing and creative!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2013, 11:07:02 PM
Wow, Sharon, only 17 months!!!  You are a born natural, what a gift.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on September 27, 2013, 03:40:37 AM
Very nice painting, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely mountains and snow.
Darken up the bright patches on the lower part of the painting to same as the wake colour as they draw the eye downwards instead of to the boat itself.

Also the contrast between the lake and the wake is too harsh. Add some more blue, but not as deep as the wake colour. Then the painting will pop. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 29, 2013, 10:36:53 PM
thanks for the suggestions, Dennis - here's the revised painting...
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 02, 2013, 01:50:29 AM
There you go :clap: :clap: :clap: What a difference O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 02, 2013, 03:08:00 AM
Nicely done Sharon.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Ray3 on October 02, 2013, 07:52:59 AM
Sharon those mountains are just waiting to be climbed and your steamboat is just fantastic you have a wonderful painting that would not look out of place in any art gallery. Well done   :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 02, 2013, 04:13:55 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Val and Ray - I like the easy "edits"!! And this will hang proudly on my wall by the stairs - which is becoming quite the gallery now!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: NHC50 on October 02, 2013, 06:29:34 PM
Mary Lou you did a great job on yours.  O0 O0
Sharon, You speeding right along. Good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: C.Bodine on October 04, 2013, 02:37:18 AM
Sharon, you did such a good job on your painting! The colors are terrific!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2013, 05:51:45 PM
Thanks, Nina and Christina! Hope to finish the final reflections painting this weekend!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bhavna on December 03, 2013, 01:35:19 PM
Here is my Steamboat Painting :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on December 03, 2013, 02:00:12 PM
Nicely painted Bhavna. I would only suggest watching your values. By starting out a bit lighter in the background, you can gradually increase the values as you come forward in your painting. This will greatly increase the sense of depth in your paintings/drawings.

Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: njnjgirl on December 03, 2013, 03:02:42 PM
Nicely done Sharon and Bhavna!  Great mountains Sharon and I love your boat Bhavna. Nice detail. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bhavna on December 03, 2013, 03:35:38 PM
 :thankyou:  Val for your suggestion I will try to fix this.
 :thankyou: Mary
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: NHC50 on December 05, 2013, 01:35:47 PM
Nice job Bhavna.  O0 I tried this one, but my boat looked like a tub. :2funny: :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bhavna on December 05, 2013, 01:50:39 PM
 :thankyou: Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 03:21:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nice job Bhavna. I struggled with this one for my mountains looked like French loaves of bread.  You did well and I would do as Val suggested, she has such a fantastic trained eye.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bhavna on December 05, 2013, 06:01:45 PM
Thank you Patricia :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on June 11, 2014, 04:09:31 PM
Here is my version of the steam boat,  but now that I have joined the w/c club i will start from the begining so I can get more techniques.   
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on June 11, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
Looks great Danielle!   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 11, 2014, 05:52:18 PM
Danielle,

You are off to a good start with watercolor.  Great steamboat! 

The mountain on the left looks like it's in the middle of the desert.  The one on the right looks like the Arctic.  Hmmm...

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: cyril on June 12, 2014, 01:42:08 AM
Beautiful Danielle  :clap: Some great details on the boat.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 12:23:43 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie, Mea,  Cyril for your words of encouragement.
Yes Mea, i think I put too much red in my mountain,  I will have to wait for Dennis to see if there is something I could to fix it.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on June 12, 2014, 09:10:46 PM
Very nice painting - clean and sharp colours :clap: :clap: :clap:
If you are worried about the left mountain - it is winter - you can lightly glaze over it with the same dark as the right one. This will unify the effect.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on June 12, 2014, 09:39:35 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, i have done what you said.  I used my colour pencils brown and green and now it does not look so desert like sand. 
 :thankyou: Mea for the tip.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on June 12, 2014, 10:23:38 PM
Love the steamboat Danielle.  O0   Good job on the prop wash and wake.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on June 13, 2014, 02:50:04 AM
 :thankyou: Val for the encouragements.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on September 17, 2014, 02:07:15 PM
Hi!

Love all the nice paintings of the steam boat that I've seen here.  :smitten: Here is my version...


Have a nice day! :)

Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on September 17, 2014, 06:19:59 PM
 :clap: Nicely done Bryndis!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on September 17, 2014, 06:20:36 PM
Good job Brindis, love your water.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on September 19, 2014, 02:24:02 AM
Excellent painting, Bryndis :clap: :clap: :clap:   The boat should show a bit more red in it O0
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on September 22, 2014, 05:46:57 PM
Thanks for Your comments!  :painting: You inspire me!  :thankyou:

I will change the colour of the boat Dennis! ;)



Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: AJFear on March 26, 2015, 09:27:25 AM

Some lovely paintings on here. 
I really enjoyed painting the mountains, although my mountain do have the "cartoon look" happening.  The steamship was also fun, but the water completely frazzled me  :D 
By the time I had finished, the steamship looked like it had hit some rough sea (in the middle of the lake!) and seems to have got lost in painting....lots more learning to be done  :) 

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: ncwren on March 26, 2015, 03:06:45 PM
Your mountains don't look cartoonish at all!  :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 26, 2015, 03:13:12 PM
A J,

I love the wake on the lake.

As for the mountains, I think it's the brown color that makes them look odd to you.  Since your sky is a blue-gray, maybe a light wash of that color on the mountains might make them look more natural.  Oh, and a bit of reflection of mountains in the water, too.

If I am all wrong on this, somebody speak up please.

But, you really did well on the painting itself, especially all the details on the steamboat.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on March 26, 2015, 04:13:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: AJ you did a great job. When I think back to mine, my mountains looked like loaves of French Bread and your mountains look like mountains so don't be concerned.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on March 26, 2015, 04:53:07 PM
As I recall when we first did this lesson we didn't have reflections. I'll have a peek back and see..... no reflections, so I wouldn't worry about that.
In the area between decks perhaps lift out some of the dark colour and put in a bit more (bit lighter)red colouring. That would bring the ferry more to the fore.

Overall, great painting AJ.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Tousabella on March 27, 2015, 06:17:57 PM
Gee...I don't know how I missed these!  Great jobs everyone. I loved this class, and you have all done such  wonderful paintings.  I like how each of us have our 'own' depiction of the lesson.
 :clap:     :clap:     :clap:      :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: AJFear on March 28, 2015, 03:27:44 AM
Thanks everyone for the feedback really appreciate the guidance Mea & Val   :thankyou: I will pull the painting out and lift out some of the dark colours between the decks and try a light wash on the mountains  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Pinuccia on March 30, 2015, 07:20:33 AM
Natalie its beautiful  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Bellarina on March 30, 2015, 10:55:20 AM
 :clap:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 14, 2015, 06:34:03 PM
Steam Boat Lake Wakatipu.
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: thebryce on June 17, 2015, 03:28:50 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on June 22, 2015, 01:41:14 PM
Good start Louisa.  :clap: The problem I see hear is mainly with the values. Darken the mountain on the left (foremost), that will create more depth and help your ferry stand out. I'd suggest a bit brighter red on the funnel to add add more punch. Lift out a few of the gray snow areas, keeping in mind your light source. If you want more distance, you could lift a bit of colour from the main mountain as well, and/or lighten the sky a bit. Your call !  ;)

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Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 22, 2015, 04:14:50 PM
Thank you Bryce and Val. Val your comments are very valuable to me and I will have a look at this steam boat of mine. Thanks again. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on June 22, 2015, 05:57:41 PM
Well done AJ and Louisa
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lidiya on October 15, 2015, 02:33:42 AM
Here is my version of the Steamboat. Enjoyed the lesson  :smitten: but seems I overworked on it. :( Finally, decided to stop and leave it alone.
Happy painting, everybody. :painting:
Lidiya. :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: dennis on October 15, 2015, 02:58:12 AM
Excellent painting, Lidiya.  You captured a 3D effect for the snow :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 15, 2015, 03:16:38 AM
Lidiya,

Nice work on the steamboat painting.  Love the wake from the boat.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: KathyKuz on October 15, 2015, 11:18:16 PM
Lydia;  I really like the steamboat.  Kathy
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: KathyKuz on October 15, 2015, 11:23:37 PM
 :yippee: Wow everyone did a great job.   I will try this soon. Kathy
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: KathyKuz on October 15, 2015, 11:25:26 PM
Patricia; This is a good start with a few shadows and the boats wake it should be nice. Kathy
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 16, 2015, 12:20:39 AM
 :heeha: Banner job Kathy!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Pinuccia on October 16, 2015, 12:53:04 AM
Lydia beautiful painting  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: thebryce on October 16, 2015, 10:00:51 PM
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Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lidiya on October 18, 2015, 09:37:50 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I truly appreciate your encouragement and support.
 :thankyou: Mea, :thankyou: Kathy, :thankyou: Josie,  :thankyou: Bryce for leaving such nice words on my painting.  Much appreciated.
Hey, Val! Was it my painting you granted as a banner job or you are psychic, can see the future and already see Kathy's painting which she is going to try  :D ?  :thankyou: anyway.
Happy  :painting: everybody.
Lidiya :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Danielle123 on October 18, 2015, 10:52:53 PM
Lovely painting Lidiya.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Val on October 18, 2015, 11:43:28 PM
 :heeha:   You win the prize Lidiya!!! You are absolutely right!  :2funny:   You did a banner job, and I'm certain Kathy's will be warranting the same accolades!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 19, 2015, 03:40:01 AM
Well done, Lidiya - and I don't think you overworked it at all - it's wonderful!
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Happychappy on October 20, 2015, 11:14:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely fantastic Lidiya.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: Lidiya on October 22, 2015, 07:17:30 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia,  :thankyou: Sharon,  :thankyou: Danielle,  :thankyou: again, Val. I am deeply touched by your words.  :smitten:
Lidiya.  :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #39 - Steamboat
Post by: KathyKuz on October 22, 2015, 09:23:11 PM
Lidiya:   :yippee: :yippee:  I really like your steamboat.  The effect of the wake gives a lot of distance between the boat and the mountain. Kathy