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Title: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2011, 07:06:28 AM
Hi everyone!

How is everybody doing with the challenge? I took a couple of weeks off in December and January, and it was quite the challenge to get back "into" painting. And it sure wasn't the easiest painting, but it's done now! I am not a photographer and the colors are not captured 100%, but here goes......

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's!

Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Val on January 27, 2011, 01:47:38 PM
WOW, this is wonderful. My only comment would be to add either a bit of shadow/reflection on the rocks that sit out in the water to take away the 'floating' look. I tend to have a lot of 'floating' subjects in my paintings!  :2funny: Great job!
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: patindaytona on January 27, 2011, 02:12:44 PM
Really nice!
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on January 27, 2011, 03:51:41 PM
I'm not as advanced in mine yet. I think I placed too thick a layer of sunset so it's going to be a while before it dries.  Your painting looks terrific Kaaskrul.  I am not sure how it's done quite yet, but I agree with Val in adding some shadowing to the floating rocks.  You've captured everything wonderfully.  Great work.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Maggie on January 27, 2011, 07:13:25 PM
Thank you! I appreciate the comments. hmmm, I understand about the shadow.. I think it is more to add shadow on the "dark" side of the rock. Slipped up there, was too excited to have it done.. will add that, but are reluctant to make any change in the water, as I used up an entire tube of orange, and if i start blending there, I might use up another one  ;D
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: nolan on January 27, 2011, 09:08:42 PM
Great job Kaaskrul  :clap: I really like how well you have done the figures O0

What is missing in the floating rocks is their reflection in the water. When you add that then they will anchor.
You can wait till the water is dry and add the reflections in with a color wash.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Blonders on February 13, 2011, 12:24:36 PM
Lovely painting well done kaaskrul.. :)

Nice to see challenges, I cant wait to see the next challenge so I can jump in and have a go too!

I do see about the reflection of the rocks in the water.

It takes another eye sometimes to spot things we might miss!

Just for the record although voting has finished I would have voted for patindaytonas fishing rod  :tongue:



Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: patindaytona on February 13, 2011, 02:03:36 PM
Really love your painting Kraskal.     
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: dennis on February 14, 2011, 04:09:57 AM
Hmmm! Wonder what happened to the other paintings that should have been added to the forum by now  :confused:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Blonders on February 14, 2011, 12:59:09 PM
Paintings on the run maybe?? 8)
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on February 14, 2011, 10:10:54 PM
I'm still struggling along Dennis. I haven't given up.  I've added some layering to the water that will take a while to dry since it is done with a knife.  I suspect it will take a while before I'm done.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: dennis on February 15, 2011, 09:47:33 AM
.As long as it get done. The main thing is not to give up. Looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on February 15, 2011, 05:49:03 PM
I shall not give up Dennis.  Thanks for the encouraging nudge.   ;)
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 05, 2011, 03:43:42 AM
I'm going to call my painting complete. I was taking too long to make up my mind about adding the railing so I'm keeping it out.  I placed a relatively light wash over the rocks and platform. At first I wasn't going to do the bucket, but it stuck out too much as a point of focus.  None of the pictures I took were able to capture the correct colour saturation.  The last picture (labeled Jetty Fishing 12) is probably the closest to how bright the reds are, but it didn't capture the yellows in the sky where I had patches of orange and yellow hues in the sky and clouds, but at least you can see how it turned out.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Maggie on March 05, 2011, 04:13:37 AM
 :clap: Wow! beautiful Kelley! Job well done  O0
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 05, 2011, 04:38:15 AM
Thanks Maggie. :flowers:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2011, 07:40:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: Well done Kelley. The color saturation is not so much a problem as the tonal ranges that should be there in a painting. It is the tonal ranges that make a painting irrespective of the color. Now that is saying it in two different ways. To me you have a good feel for the tonal ranges here and they work well together.  :clap: :clap: I like the fishermen.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 06, 2011, 08:22:40 AM
That means a lot coming from you Dennis! Thank you, sir.  I have a couple of other paintings I am eager to start now unless you want to make a March/April challenge.  I feel Maggie did quite an exceptional job on this project.. especially in such a short amount of time. I have to learn to paint quicker or change my medium to acrylic.  I just can't get the paint to dry quick enough.  :whistle: I am grateful for your prompting and patience.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2011, 06:28:29 PM
Both oils and acrylics have their pros and cons. Oils take longer to dry than acrylics and on the other hand acrylics dry very quickly, specially in hot dry weather. With oils you can use mediums such as Liquin to make the paint dry faster and with acrylics you can use an extender (gel or in liquid form) to keep the acrylics moist a bit longer to do better blending.

I painted for years just in acrylics before going over to oils. Those days I did not know about extenders so I had to work very fast to be able get the blending as I wanted it to be. The result is that I can finish a painting in double quick time - to the envy of my students :whistle:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 07, 2011, 12:35:56 AM
I've been wanting to travel with my easel.  I've only done it once so I invested a little in small tubes of acrylic paint so that it will be dry enough as not to transfer to my car seat.  I also feel safer around kids with the paints (I believe they are beyond the age of putting it in their mouths, but I wouldn't put it past a teenager to put a brush in his/her mouth). 
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: dennis on March 07, 2011, 06:24:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: If you want to know ANYTHING, ask a teenager 'cos the know EVERYTHING  :eek:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: nolan on March 08, 2011, 12:26:41 AM
Looking great Kelley :clap:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 08, 2011, 03:34:54 PM
 :2funny: I understand Dennis. I lived through raising a few of my own. :crazy2:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 08, 2011, 03:36:38 PM
Thank you kindly Nolan. That's a great compliment.  Do you have any recommendations or should I leave it and move on?
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: rbentonlrc on March 09, 2011, 11:35:55 AM
Great job Kelly!   :clap:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 09, 2011, 05:42:05 PM
 :urwelcome: Thank you.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: nolan on March 09, 2011, 06:35:01 PM
Kelley, I think you can call it a day on this one. Only thing I can see is that you haven't put the shadows of the two fishermen in.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Kelley on March 09, 2011, 07:27:39 PM
Smart thinking. Shadows and sign.. check.
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: nolan on March 10, 2011, 07:25:48 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: January Challenge - completed paintings
Post by: Val on March 18, 2011, 11:05:46 AM
Hey Kelley.. Unfortunately due to the 'net' I can't see your painting but it sounds marvellous. Can't wait to see it, I've spoiled mine irrevocably so am starting again. I think I'll revert back to w/c...tried using the acrylics I have...Oyve!
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