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Title: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 17, 2013, 09:52:47 PM
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

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Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 17, 2013, 09:58:01 PM
 :yippee: It's official.....Dennis is back and I'll soon be awash!  >:D    :2funny: Welcome home, missed you whole bunches!  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: doina on May 17, 2013, 10:07:01 PM
Welcome back Dennis! We're happy your back and healthy! Doina  :yippee: :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 17, 2013, 11:33:00 PM
 :yippee:  Dennis is back!!!   :bigwelcome:  back!!!  :flowers:
I'm off to sign up for the classs.  ..see you there! 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 18, 2013, 12:11:28 AM
 :welcome:  BACK Dennis, Hope you had a wonderful holiday and pray that you are now rested and ready for work.  We have missed you and our painting lessons.  See you later.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ImBatman on May 18, 2013, 10:43:53 AM
Yeah. Oh great. Welcome back Dennis. Yippee. Now we have to start the week off with uncle Dennis telling us what to do all the time.

Trudge trudge trudge...

Just kidding,    :painting: with the master time!!!


Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 18, 2013, 02:50:57 PM
Welcome back.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on May 18, 2013, 05:33:14 PM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: njnjgirl on May 18, 2013, 11:51:10 PM
Welcome back!   Hope you had a wonderful time!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Denise808 on May 19, 2013, 02:32:12 AM
 :yippee: Welcome back :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Martina on May 19, 2013, 08:09:01 AM
Welcome back Dennis!
See you tonight :) :) :)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on May 19, 2013, 08:25:00 PM
 :'(     :'(   I signed up last month for today, but guess there's a glitch.  I was so excited to "see" everyone and get on to our new painting, but, hopefully, I can see the rerun.
I'm so thankful, dear teach, that you had a great holiday and made it home safely. So good to know you and Anna are well and ready to 'tackle' the painting again.

Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 19, 2013, 10:14:40 PM
Couldn't believe the internet...by the time I got going Dennis already had the background done!  :D   Well, here is where I am .... geez ... didn't even get to see the finished product, so much buffering.  :hang:


So...is it as good as Dennis' petal?   :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jennylynn on May 19, 2013, 10:17:47 PM
  well here's my effort, really enjoyed the class O0 although found the iris fairly hard to do,
val sorry you had so much buffering, but at least you've made a good start. can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tammy on May 19, 2013, 10:25:09 PM
here is my version :) I'll try it again once the video is posted  :)

 :painting:


Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on May 19, 2013, 10:25:57 PM
It's a beautiful petal Val!!!  Sorry about the buffering.  :(
It's beautiful Jennylynn-I was struggling with it as well-I'm glad I wasn't the only one.
 :heeha:  Hi Tammy-great job with the paint along!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jennylynn on May 19, 2013, 10:30:21 PM
well done tammy  O0
Natalie yours is beautiful too, was definitely harder tonite, perhaps the three week break didn't help lol
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on May 19, 2013, 10:32:01 PM
I know-need to build up that 2 hour stamina again!  :tongue:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 19, 2013, 10:32:30 PM
Good job Jenny, nicely done Tammy.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wow Natalie...look at that. Finished, signed, and framed !  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hmmm, looks like I'm in need of a darker background..... :faint:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on May 19, 2013, 10:53:25 PM
Wow...beautiful flowers, Ladies, and Val you are off to a great start!  I'm so sorry I missed the class, so will wait n wait for the replay......I'M ready!!!  LOL

Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: BeaSue on May 19, 2013, 11:25:44 PM
Nice work, everyone! I'm impressed. I can't work that fast. I think I just need to absorb the lesson, watching intently the first time around. It's a fun lesson. I look forward to the replay so I can get started.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: doina on May 19, 2013, 11:40:53 PM
Beautiful paintings ladies! Val, I like your petal and don't worry, I have not even started mine. For me is better if I watch the class and then I am painting. I am not going to get all worked up and upset for not being able to keep pace. Dennis is to fast/quick for me  :run:  :flight: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Karen on May 20, 2013, 12:01:46 AM
Lovely Irises so far (and part iris Val). I like Dennis' suggestion about looking at the computer to see the flower but there's a slight hitch with that when you are on-line. i quite like the mystery in following Dennis and then finding out what bit you were painting afterward.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: BeaSue on May 20, 2013, 12:06:34 AM
So--was ultramarine really the only shade of blue that was used?
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: CarolHorvath on May 20, 2013, 12:15:07 AM
Everyone has done a fantastic job on their Irises. Thank you Dennis for coming back to us. I put an Indigo background on after class. In fact, if I do another (and I will), I will use the Indigo instead of the ultramarine.
 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 20, 2013, 12:20:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: O0 O0 O0  to you all for finishing the iris painting and doing such a wonderful job. I am really impressed with what I have seen.  I will have to wait for the replay but I enjoyed watching the lesson and tried to take everything in.  Sorry that you had buffering problems Val ... aren't they the pits??  Luckily, I could hear/see but there was no section to comment or even to see who was in attendance, so I could not communicate the problem but it wasn't serious as I could see and hear the lesson as I said.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: CarolHorvath on May 20, 2013, 01:15:03 AM
Val and Patricia--that's a real let down if you can't watch it when it is on!  Luckily we all get to see it again.
Sorry you had troubles.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 20, 2013, 01:27:27 AM
Wow!!!  Dennis is going to be real proud of all you paint alongers.  :congrats:   Well done everyone!!!
Val, sorry you had problems staying with us  :1hug:  but you've done a fantastic job so far.  I'm looking forward to seeing it when you're finished.
Carol, the indigo really makes your iris pop...good choice!   O0
 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 20, 2013, 01:30:11 AM
Thanks for saying so Bella. I'll have to post a photo of the brush I used...it actually increased my speed!  ;D

Doina, appreciate your kind comment. I don't get worked up about not keeping up...but I do get one heck of a good laugh about it  ;D   I find paintings that were done (or started as it were) during a paintalong tend to turn out reasonably well, and if I do them again...even better. Plus, believe it or not...I can actually complete a painting in a much more reasonable time than I did previously. Good thing there were no time clocks!  ::)

Karen, it always amazes me how downright nasty the painting can look halfway through...then amazingly turn into a pretty impressive piece at the end. You are doing great.  O0

Carol, I really like the indigo. Must get some of that. Beautiful rendition.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Patricia, brought back memories of Grenada! Now that was horrendous internet!  :2funny:

Thanks Lillian, I'm keeping at it.
 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Pebble on May 20, 2013, 06:19:18 AM
WOW these are all fantastic paintings well done everyone it looks a bit complicated in places but I can't wait until I get to do this class. You've all captured the delicacy of the petals perfectly.  Love them all  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on May 20, 2013, 01:32:39 PM
Well done, ladies!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: O0 O0  I, too, cannot hardly wait until I get to this point in my lessons!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Maryna on May 20, 2013, 02:54:46 PM
Wow everyone, that is wonderful work. Gosh you are getting so good now  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 20, 2013, 03:43:02 PM
Beautiful irises!! Wish I could have been with you.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 20, 2013, 04:20:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  They all look wonderful to me and this didn't appear to be one easy challenge at all!  I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite so congrats to all who accomplished this feat! 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 20, 2013, 04:54:02 PM
Well Mary, I'm up to almost 3 petals  :heeha: It certainly is a lot easier when you have Dennis leading the way. I am determined to try and finish this on my own with just the photo. I must be mad!  :crazy2:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 20, 2013, 06:36:10 PM
Val, I'm in suspense-ders!   :whistle:   ...can't wait to see it. 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Rkymtnmary on May 20, 2013, 07:25:10 PM
Well Mary, I'm up to almost 3 petals  :heeha: It certainly is a lot easier when you have Dennis leading the way. I am determined to try and finish this on my own with just the photo. I must be mad!  :crazy2:

Can't wait to see, Val...Your beginning was great and I'm sure it will be a beauty when you're finished.  For the past 3 watercolors, I've been doing exactly what you mentioned - following only the pic (and sometimes the pdfs) but I'm finding that the stopping and starting of the replay drives me wild after a time and makes it impossible to listen to music which I love to do when painting.  I think for me, as inexperienced as I am, it's training me to really have to analyze what I'm seeing and think things through if I've forgotten what Dennis did live and whether they come out the way I wanted or not, I do feel it's helping build my confidence and develop a better "eye.".  So I can't wait to see what you do with it.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 20, 2013, 10:24:18 PM
I watched the lesson but could not paint a long so tried this on my own.  I will wait for the replay and give it another go.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: BeaSue on May 20, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
Patricia, I love the true, vibrant color of the flower and leaves. Beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 20, 2013, 11:28:38 PM
Well here is my paint along. Between the bad storms yesterday and the lesson. I was actually surprised I got it done.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 20, 2013, 11:30:28 PM
Well I must say you all did a great job on your paintings.  O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Give yourselves a pat on the back.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 20, 2013, 11:38:32 PM
Very nice, Patricia.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  The next one will be even better.
Beautifully done, Nina!   :congrats:
Nina, you amaze me.  I don't know how you could concentrate with all those tornados whirling around you.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: BeaSue on May 21, 2013, 12:07:24 AM
Nina, your painting is lovely. You really capture the delicacy of the flower.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 21, 2013, 12:18:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely painting Nina.


 :thankyou:  Susan for your kind comments and  :thankyou:  Lillian too, for your encouraging comments.  I think everyone has done so well and we have to    :urwelcome: to Dennis and Nolan for their fantastic tutoring, unending support and inspiration.


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Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 21, 2013, 01:52:39 AM
Wow :eek: what a great reception from you all on the Forum on our return from South Africa. I'm truly overwhelmed :faint:
I'ts great to be back in New Zealand and back in da saddle ag'n :clap: Got some catching up to do - no time for  :coffee:

Ladies :yippee: you have all done very well with this no so easy subject. :clap: :clap: :clap:
What worries me is what has happened to all the gentlemen :whistle:

We had a great time with the family who spoiled us rotten and the weather was also very kind to us indeed
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: SunRai on May 21, 2013, 02:12:35 AM
Welcome Back Dennis!  I'm glad you had a good vacation, and hope you had a chance to get well rested.  I sure missed the classes, and am glad to be "back in the saddle" again, too!
 
I was determined not to miss the class yestesrday.  We had an all day Church work bee, and so I took my computer with me.  I showed up early, worked hard, then took a break, went to a classroom and watched the class!  No one complained that I wasn't working, and several stopped by to take a look!  Maybe one or two will decide to join our PB family!!  After class I went back to work, and still mangaged to put in more hours than most since I stayed to the very end of the day. Now I just have to find time to paint the Iris. 
 
Everyone's Iris looks great!  I can't believe what you can accomplish when you paint along!  And, Val - you're a trooper to get as far as you did what with your computer issues!   :congrats:  everyone!!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 21, 2013, 11:02:00 AM
Patricia, beautiful blending.  O0 Colourings are excellent. I look at the colour in the photo, know what I need to mix...but doesn't quite work with the cotman. My artist colours are not that much different but just seem to stay mixed better...if that makes sense.

Nice Nina, the darker background and the light softness of your flower colour is exceptional.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

We had the cable guy come to fix the internet a couple of weeks ago...now right back with the hit and miss routine.  :tickedoff: Very frustrating.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 21, 2013, 11:22:15 AM
 :thankyou:  Val for your comments which I always value for you have a very keen eye and constructive suggestions which I so appreciate.  We never stop learning and thank heavens for that.  I also have a mixture of Cotman colours with some of the more expensive W & N paints but when I see Dennis mixing his colour, mine don't turn out anything remotely like his, which frustrates me.  What frustrates me even further is the darned W & N Art masking fluid.  I went ahead before our lesson and masked the iris completely and then found that when I removed the masking and applied the colour over it, it actually repelled the paint where the masking fluid had been applied.  It almost looks like oil on the paper.  I have found this to happen on numerous occasions which tend to make me try and paint without using the darned stuff.  I then duffed up the background and decided to just watch the lesson and have a go on my own and re-do the painting when we have the replay which I see is already up and running.  Yaay!!!   :yippee:  Thanks once again Val, Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 21, 2013, 12:11:32 PM
Well, when the eyes are working they do alright...but some days I can't tell one shade from the next.  :D Probably why it takes me so long to get a painting/drawing done!  :painting: :tongue:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 21, 2013, 01:02:25 PM
 :thankyou:  Lillian,  :thankyou:  Patricia,  :thankyou: Susan,  :thankyou:  Dennis,  :thankyou: Val. I appreciate your kind words.
Patricia I use the W&N masking fluid I have never had that problem.
Patricia, what might help instead of using the masking fluid. Especially when you have a large background area to cover. Is to go ahead and do the main subject. Then do the background later where you can take your time going around the main subject. It is hard to keep up with Dennis when you have to do a large background area, trying to go around something like this Iris.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 21, 2013, 06:54:41 PM
Hi Nina, Thanks so much for your suggestions with regard to Masking Fluid.  You know, that ever since I started using it, I have had a problem with painting over where it was laid.  I think you are right, I should do the main piece of the painting and leave the background until last.  I will try that next time.  It is just so frustrating for me. I was even thinking of using another brand but what the heck, I will do as you suggest.  Thanks once again, much appreciated.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 21, 2013, 09:25:05 PM
Hi Patricia, I have used Daler Rowney masking fluid with no trouble, my usual is the W&N. Do you shake it well before you start?
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 21, 2013, 11:12:49 PM
Yes, Val, I have given it a good shake before applying, lathered my paintbrush with dishwashing liquid ... did everything that I think I should do, but it still has a horrible, almost oil slick which repels the paint. In actual fact, when I applied it, it reminded me so much of the wet in wet technique where the newly dropped in paint bleeds into the area .... same sort of thing happens to the paint after using the Masking Fluid.  I was thinking of trying another brand and noticed that the Daeler Rowney was in actual fact, cheaper than the W & N brand.  However, I  may just go along with what Nina suggested for the time being as I recently bought a new bottle of the darned stuff.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 21, 2013, 11:38:07 PM
Patricia, sorry about the problems with the masking fluid.  There must be a problem with that particular bottle you have.  I use W&N masking fluid and I've had no problems.  It is expensive.  Can you return it?
You're applying it to dry paper with a just a damp brush? 
I'm sure you must know that, don't know why I'm saying it.  :P ..just trying to be of help.  I want you to have fun painting.
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 22, 2013, 11:44:54 AM
Yes, Val, I have given it a good shake before applying, lathered my paintbrush with dishwashing liquid ... did everything that I think I should do, but it still has a horrible, almost oil slick which repels the paint.  Patricia

 :doh: You've just rung a bell! (darn synapses). I did have a problem very similar to that a few years ago...also would not release cleanly from the paper sometimes. Once Dennis mentioned using only a damp brush (no soap), I haven't had any problem since. Sorry I didn't recall that before.  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 22, 2013, 01:14:22 PM
Right Val, that may be exactly the problem Patricia has been having.  It's the soapy water being absorbed into the paper!
To add to what's already been said, what I do is use soap with no problem.  (Sorry Dennis and Val, I really don't mean to go against the grain.)
Here's my method --  I have just a damp brush, (wipe it on a cloth or  paper towel), then run my forefinger over a bar of soap, rub my forefinger against my thumb and with the brush between finger and thumb, I cover the brush with the soap and at the same time shape the brush.  Then when I bring it out of the masking fluid my brush is shaped and protected, ready to apply to the paper.  Just the same, in a short while, I do wash my brush and repeat the process. 
If you don't use soap, please remember to rinse your brush frequently.  Masking fluid really adheres quickly and is difficult to remove from the hairs.
I should now be prepared to  :run: should Dennis and Val show up to lay a beating on me!!!   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 22, 2013, 01:30:51 PM
Lillian and Val, thanks for all your suggestions.  Lillian, I think the problem may well be the dishwashing liquid. I will try soap and do what you do, to see if that will eliminate my problem and yes, my paper is dry when I apply the masking fluid to it and only my brush is damp.  I shall give it a go and see if that helps.  Thanks so much for all your help and support which I really appreciate.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 22, 2013, 02:10:09 PM
 :doh: Well...that little tap didn't work ...  :banghead: this should do it.

Yes I did have problem with dishsoap and m/f. Have used bar soap(pure, no perfumes or dyes) without incident. Have found the plain water works for me and much quicker as don't have to remember ( ::) ) to wash the brush before I paint.

Now then....back to the iris ... was there masking fluid involved?  :eek:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: CarolHorvath on May 22, 2013, 07:57:48 PM
No Val, he didn't use any. (I was tempted but didn't do it)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 22, 2013, 09:48:48 PM
No Val, no Masking Fluid was called for but "Jimmy the Gong" thought I would be clever and masked the iris before the lesson ... jumping the gun which backfired and caused me  to watch the lesson only without painting along!!! Can't wait to see your Iris painting which I know will be just gorgeous.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 22, 2013, 09:54:54 PM
Carol, you've no idea how tempted I was!  ;D I actually had to sit on my hands today to stop myself from turning on the video  :2funny:   I'm at the stage now where if I watch and see all of the 'glaring' mishaps I've had...  :hang:

Had some major fights today...colours wouldn't mix right, blending...blending? HA! Not to save my soul today.  :pullhair: The more I fix...the more repairs need to be done. So left it to dry and see what happens ... after all ... it's another day tomorrow, AND, what I muck up today I get to do again then!  :heeha:

Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 22, 2013, 10:03:10 PM
It looks good so far Val.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: doina on May 22, 2013, 10:14:26 PM
Val, you're doing fine :) I started mine over. I can't stand the dark background! I am painting now the Iris, and at the end I'll decide a color for the background.   :painting: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 22, 2013, 10:27:09 PM
The petals weren't standing out very well....so I figured I'd darken the background like the others...ahem, as I said...today was not a good colour day  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 23, 2013, 12:48:26 AM
Don't panic Val, you're doing just fine - carry on O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 23, 2013, 12:51:44 AM
Whoa!!! Step away from the painting and look at it. It is going to be gorgeous!!! :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 23, 2013, 01:47:22 AM
Cheers Dennis, I do still get myself into a muddle don't I?  ;D

Ah Sarah, I fear my optimism may be flagging a bit on this one. We'll just see where it takes us....  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Denise808 on May 23, 2013, 02:32:39 AM
Val, I don't know anything about this lesson, but the petals you have done look good. They have really nice delicate veins. I think you're heading in the right direction for sure!!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 23, 2013, 07:56:07 AM
Denise, you truly are lovely. Thank you.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 23, 2013, 11:26:22 AM
Val, just had a look at your painting and boy, just as I thought, it is going to be one beautiful painting now please finish it so we can all drool at the mouth!!!!  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on May 23, 2013, 01:42:54 PM
You have us all in suspense now, Val.   :D  Looking forward to seeing the finished work!!  I have to say that the paintings coming out of this class have been just wonderful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  It's going to be hard for me to wait until I get to this point in my lessons!!

Hugs,
Jani
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jennylynn on May 23, 2013, 03:11:08 PM
come on now val you know you can do it,  your painting so far is great, your background looks real good to me  O0 I think you need the  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: crowd behind you  :yippee:   doing roxy's job here lol  :2funny: 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 23, 2013, 04:34:22 PM
Your doing fine Val.  O0 O0 Your colors are looking good.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on May 24, 2013, 03:15:48 AM
 Hey, Sweet Pea.....you are doing just great!  It will come...take your time, and quit when you think quittin for a cup of tea or whatever is the right time. Your flower is coming...enfolding....beautifully.
When you think you can't get your colors, just think of me.....LOL....my right hand, right now, looks like a catchers mitt and hurts like the dickens.  Try painting with a mitt on your hand!! So, when you are frustrated, just think of my catcher's mitt with a paint brush in it.  A smile always makes the painting go better!!
Typing this is taking a long time.  :2funny:    A "lefty", I'm not!  Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 24, 2013, 11:28:03 AM
You guys are just too much. I want all of your addresses so that when i start selling, you can get first pick!  :heeha: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:    >:D

OH, do I hear an old song in the distance?...... 'Who's sorry now?'......   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on May 24, 2013, 02:02:08 PM
Beautiful Irises all around  :clap: and a almost Iris!  :whistle: :knuppel2:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 24, 2013, 10:15:22 PM
Ok guys....here's the rest of the "Almost Iris"  ::) I'll be back to my smaller brushes now  ;D

Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 24, 2013, 10:16:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  An absolute beauty Val.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: doina on May 24, 2013, 10:47:22 PM
Beautiful Val! Cograts  :clap: :clap: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 24, 2013, 10:56:15 PM
Stunning, Val  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 24, 2013, 11:04:42 PM
Many thanks Patricia and Doina. This one really did give me a turn!  :goofy: The more I went along the less sense my drawing made! Finally just gave up and did a rough guesstimate from the photo.

Now I'll go watch the video and see all the spots I've sent askew!  :2funny:    :popcorn:   I've always loved a good comedy!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 24, 2013, 11:07:30 PM
Dennis, after a while I couldn't tell one edge or shading from another.  :crazy2: I thank you for your kindness and your indulgence. Now I must get ready...."D-day is coming!!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on May 25, 2013, 12:07:13 AM
Val, your iris is GORGEOUS!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Denise808 on May 25, 2013, 01:29:35 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Yup, I knew it would turn out well! Pretty and dramatic at the same time  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 25, 2013, 02:17:11 AM
Val, your iris is lovely.   O0   You mastered the separation of the petals and the shadings and veins are excellent.  That iris is a real show off against that dark background.  You're really getting a good handle on painting in watercolor.    :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 25, 2013, 03:39:33 AM
Well Val you did it.  :yippee: :yippee:  Good job Girl.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 25, 2013, 11:30:11 AM
Still having internet issues....have tried 2 computers, same problem. Must get sorted for tomorrow.  :strong:

Lovely, thanks guys....consider yourselves added to my advanced buyers list!  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ImBatman on May 25, 2013, 12:23:30 PM
All posted have been great so far.  :clap:

Here is mine :
An iris
An iris


Some of you might remember I did one for my sister at Xmas
Shelley Xmas - 2012
Shelley Xmas - 2012

It think the lighter background goes better composition wise...

Or maybe that is just my bias against "earth colours"

Anyway, let me know what you think.

Batman.

Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ImBatman on May 25, 2013, 12:35:51 PM
Hmm, something crappy about the scan. The back petal on the left looks a lot less uniformly purple/mauve etc  The shadow on the top right looks right, but the other petal seems to scan really crappy...

And the painting looks nice (well 'ish.)..

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 25, 2013, 04:36:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Batman, like everything you do, the iris is no exception.  Very good indeed.     O0 O0 O0  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on May 25, 2013, 05:01:38 PM
Val....A stellar job, young lady.  It's beautiful.


Batman....That's really great. Good job.


Everyone has done so well. I look forward to painting it.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 25, 2013, 07:43:11 PM
Excellent painting, Batman  :clap: :clap: :clap:

If you gently lighten the edges (tips) of the petals somewhat you will improve the flower even more as there will be a greater contrast between the petals and the background.

It will also "lift" the flower away from the background.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 25, 2013, 09:52:07 PM
Well done Bman  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on May 25, 2013, 09:54:46 PM
 :smitten: Looks beautiful Val and Batman!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: doina on May 25, 2013, 09:57:47 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Great Batman! beautiful Iris. I like lighter background mysel. Congratulations! Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on May 26, 2013, 12:56:11 AM
Awesome job, Batman!!  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 26, 2013, 01:55:15 AM
Yup, that's a Batman painting.  I'd recognize one of his anywhere!  Awesome job, Batman!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ImBatman on May 26, 2013, 01:48:38 PM
 :thankyou: to everyone, I liked the flower too, but the background... mmm

But I guess if someone likes it, an artists job is done.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 26, 2013, 04:25:35 PM
Remember Bman..... You don't have to like it, you just have to sell it.   :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jennylynn on May 26, 2013, 05:11:30 PM
val & batman great jobs on your iri's, knew they  both would be awesome  O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Harald on May 27, 2013, 04:10:15 PM
Here are many beautiful flowers. Here comes my contribution this time.
 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 27, 2013, 05:30:55 PM
Well done Harald.  O0   Seeing this is giving me second thoughts about whether or not I should have darkened my background...  :-\ .... I liked the effects I had in the background initially.... but didn't think the blues stood out enough. I think it would have turned out ok after seeing yours.  :doh:   Decisions, decisions!  ;D

Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Harald on May 27, 2013, 07:40:54 PM
Many thanks Val for your encouraging comments, I`m not qoite sure of the background so I`ve started on a new iris with a darker one. Nice to try it out.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 27, 2013, 07:59:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Good job Harald.  Would like to see your next painting with the darker background although the lighter background is charming too.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on May 27, 2013, 08:12:52 PM
Harald, quite lovely irises!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I really like the flow of color you have achieved--something I strive for in my own painting.  Perhaps a slightly darker background would really show off the blue purple, too.  Congratulations on a job well done!!!  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 27, 2013, 08:52:46 PM
Well done, Harald  :clap: :clap: :clap: See if you can brighten the yellow section of the flower - use lemon yellow if you have some.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 27, 2013, 08:53:42 PM
I really like your iris painting, Harald.  The background sort of compliments the colors in the flower.   :smitten:
Good for you, to do another one.  I'm sure it will be just as nice as this.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Harald on May 28, 2013, 09:41:47 AM
Hey Val, after looking at your images again I agree, I think the last background is not the best. I had started with a new image with burnt umer as a background, this was to sad so now I`ve started again with a mix of burnt sienna and burnt umber.
Jani, Dennis and Lillian many thanks for the encoragements. I`ve tried to create tension in the picture with complementary contrast. I`ve used New Gamboge as a yellow, next try I`ll use lemon yelow.
Thanks for the correction Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 28, 2013, 10:37:24 AM
Good job Harald, The brighter yellow does seem to pull the flower forward. I agree, I prefer the lighter background, next time I paint this exercise I think I'll try a different colour scheme.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 28, 2013, 07:57:12 PM
Harald, now the flower has the proper bright yellow  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: CarolHorvath on May 29, 2013, 04:14:45 AM
I have tried something different with a new type of watercolors. I didn't follow Dennis's
iris completely with this one. But I like it as well. It's just different.  ::) 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on May 29, 2013, 09:43:58 AM
Nice painting, Carol :clap: :clap: :clap: The colour intrigues me somewhat. I can't remember ever seeing a green iris as yet. I've seen many other different colours!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 29, 2013, 12:01:56 PM
Nicely done Carol.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Harald on May 29, 2013, 01:13:40 PM
Fine picture Carol with harmonious colours.
Here comes my second attempt with a darker background, I think it`s been better.
Second try
 First try
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on May 29, 2013, 01:22:21 PM
Harald, I totally LOVE the darker background!!  The flower seems to just pop out of the painting!   :clap: :clap: :clap: 

 :smitten: Carol, what a beauty!   :congrats:

Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on May 29, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
Harald the bit darker background looks fabulous  O0 I guess I just got carried away with the 'dark'!  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 29, 2013, 03:00:07 PM
Wow!  The one with the darker background really makes that flower pop!!! 
I love the color combination, the background and the flower, superb!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Northbound on May 29, 2013, 03:03:06 PM
Super work all!  I can't wait to get caught up on these lessons!  You all amaze me!   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 29, 2013, 09:35:45 PM
Harald, the darker background is definitely better.  It shows up the Iris more.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: CarolHorvath on May 29, 2013, 11:26:16 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments. Dennis--I'm afraid my scanner did a fibber when I scanned it. The iris is really yellow. I'll need to take pics from now on. BUT, I can't wait for the stag!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Lillian on May 30, 2013, 01:44:27 AM
Green or yellow, your iris painting is still beautiful and nicely done!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on May 30, 2013, 10:54:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Carol, I agree with Lillian, your painting is excellent and a fresh look on the same subject.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: NHC50 on May 30, 2013, 11:32:14 AM
Carol I like your painting, especially the background.  O0 O0
Harald very nice. I think your background makes your Iris standout.  O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on August 27, 2013, 06:49:20 PM
I'm finally starting mine, and the background is pretty splotchy.  Sooooo, after I paint the flower, can I just go over the background again? Do I wet it as much, or just "poke" along with the color? I have a dickens of a time getting "even" background...the bead just gets darker n darker in spots, and where I don't want it dark.
Help.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on August 27, 2013, 10:07:26 PM
Hi Bella, I just had a quick looksee through the thread.... I don't think anyone has an even background in this one. You could try and even it out once it's dry....although I do not have much luck with that.  :eek: I can actually do a pretty good even wash...as long as I don't have to go round anything!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on August 27, 2013, 11:22:38 PM
Thanks Val. Yeh...My problem was the color bulding up around the middle of the flower! I tried to lift it, but it's still dark. I just have two really dark parts, so see if I can dampen it and spread it around!  :2funny:
I'll 'muddle along' and see what I can come up with!   ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: njnjgirl on September 24, 2013, 07:42:22 PM
Wonderful irises everyone!  I thought this was challenging as someone said in the replay, keeping your place is hard sometimes.  Here is my attempt:
 
  For some reason the mauve is not coming through in the photo, the actual painting is not this blue!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on September 24, 2013, 08:26:49 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely job Mary Lou.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 24, 2013, 08:40:23 PM
Mary Lou

That's a beautiful iris.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: njnjgirl on September 24, 2013, 09:54:41 PM
 :thankyou: thanks Patricia and Mea! :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on September 24, 2013, 11:48:11 PM
Very good painting Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap:  Unfortunately the colour change is a problem with digital cameras - most of us struggle with it :(
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: jrhall036 on September 25, 2013, 12:05:40 AM
Mary Lou, your irises are gorgeous!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: njnjgirl on September 25, 2013, 12:00:03 PM
Thank you Dennis and Jani!  :flowers:   So this happens a lot with digital cameras...I didn't realize that ..Sometimes, the picture looks better than the painting but in this case it is the opposite.   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2014, 06:29:30 PM
I thought irises would be easier to paint. They're actually quite challenging. Someone has asked me to paint an iris for her - but I'm thinking I should suggest a calla lilly instead!! Any suggestions? And after seeing Val's painting I think a black background would look better.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2014, 07:41:58 PM
Sharon, a nice lively painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Sometimes an easy-looking picture is more difficult than imagined and also vice versa :o
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2014, 08:27:28 PM
I agree whole heartedly, Dennis! 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on March 05, 2014, 11:18:33 PM
 :2funny: Oh boy.... if you only knew what went into that background!  ::)    :2funny:

It started out quite nice...but I thought a darker background would show it off better...and hide all of my mistakes, but we won't talk about that  :whistle:   The background is actually incredibly dark brown...could be blue...or black! Not sure how it ended up that way but what do I know? I just kept   :attacked: throwing paint at it. Mainly burnt sienna and french ultramarine blue.  :2funny:

Well done on your iris. It was a tough one for me.  :sweat:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 05, 2014, 11:43:43 PM
Sharon,

The colors are very pretty, but the flower itself seems stiff.  Not sure how to correct that, though.

aloha

mea (don't feel better  - I couldn't have done it as well)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: BeaSue on March 06, 2014, 12:54:17 AM
Don't give up on this, Sharon. It's a great start. You might want to soften the edge a little where the yellow and white meet. And perhaps some very light blue and/or lavender glazes on the flower.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2014, 06:34:44 PM

Thanks for the glazing suggestion, Susan - hopefully it looks a little less stiff now, Mea. And Val, as an homage to you and your background struggle, I took mine a bit darker too!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 07, 2014, 06:18:08 AM
Yes, Sharon, definitely improved the iris.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 07, 2014, 10:35:52 PM
Thanks, Mea - it looks even better matted and framed! I just took a photo of some iris I bought at the store - looking forward to painting soon!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Denise808 on March 09, 2014, 03:26:51 AM
Another fine job Sharon!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Danielle123 on March 09, 2014, 06:00:08 PM
Beautifull iris :painting: Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on March 10, 2014, 01:57:50 PM
Well done Sharon, looks great.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Danielle123 on October 18, 2014, 09:55:12 PM
Here is my version of the Iris. 
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: sally13 on October 18, 2014, 10:42:21 PM
Lovely work Danielle :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: C.Bodine on October 18, 2014, 11:17:08 PM
Danielle, I love the neatness in your painting. I really like the leaf/grass texture in the background! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Danielle123 on October 18, 2014, 11:20:42 PM
 :thankyou: Christina and Sally or your encouragement and comment.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Tousabella on October 19, 2014, 02:00:36 AM
Awesome painting, Danielle.  I love the background, and your flower is so fresh looking.
Great job!  :deal:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 19, 2014, 10:42:27 AM
Pretty iris, Danielle.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on October 19, 2014, 03:38:30 PM
Good job Danielle.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on October 19, 2014, 04:34:40 PM
Nice detailing in the petals Danielle. Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Bellarina on October 19, 2014, 06:50:00 PM
This iris is begging to be touched. Beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Danielle123 on October 23, 2014, 01:18:31 PM
 :thankyou: Reta, Mea, Val , Natalie, Bellarina  for your encouragement and lovely comments. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sue W on January 10, 2015, 09:02:06 AM
I've been painting; just not posting :)

I'm not real happy with the brown backround on this Iris. I've painted it twice, but I still think it should be darker, or maybe just a different color :confused: What do you think?
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2015, 09:39:49 AM
Excellent Iris :clap: :clap: :clap:
The background does not worry. I'm looking at techniques O0
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Bellarina on January 10, 2015, 10:55:23 AM
Look at this! Splendid iris!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
 no worries on the background, I like the brown.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Danielle123 on January 10, 2015, 02:15:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Sue your iris is BEAUTIFULL and the background is fine, I do not know why it bothers you.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on January 10, 2015, 02:51:07 PM
We are looking at the lovely flower you painted Sue.  :clap:
(the background is fine)
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 10, 2015, 05:26:31 PM
Sue W,

Wow, have you been busy.  Iris is lovely and I like the background color and its textured look.  Matter of fact, I'd love to do a background like that.  How did you get that effect? 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on January 11, 2015, 07:27:06 PM
Beautiful work on the iris Sue. I think I did much the same as you concerning the background... I can't even remember the number of layers I ended up using.  :tongue:   It was dark though!  ;D    Not to worry, the flower steals the show anyway...as it should.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Sue W on January 12, 2015, 01:11:37 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Robin, Danielle, Val and Mea for your nice comments! Mea, for the background I mixed some burnt sienna and ultramarine blue with the mud on my palette and just painted it on. Some of it seemed to lift or move when I went over it the second time. I also used the back of a piece of Strathmore 400 series w/c paper. Other than that, I can't tell you how it came out the way it did  :D


Sue W
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on January 12, 2015, 05:58:15 PM
 ;D I started out with the burnt sienna and ultramarine blue as well..... however, by the time I was done I think I had included the kitchen sink!!!  :2funny:

New motto... Show no fear!  :knight:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Happychappy on January 12, 2015, 06:52:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on the Iris Sue.  The background is fine too.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 14, 2015, 02:28:06 PM
After I finished this one, my grandchild messed coffee all over my painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: ncwren on June 14, 2015, 04:48:27 PM
Your flower is beautiful.  :clap:
Sometimes I do a glaze of clean water to help "settle" things in.
You can also keep glazing (lightly) your background to settle things in.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Val on June 22, 2015, 12:40:34 PM
After I finished this one, my grandchild messed coffee all over my painting.

 :eek:      Well that should give it an interesting patina!  :whistle:
  :jk: Sorry to hear that, was it salvageable? You did a great job on the flower, the background could be glazed a bit darker to help smooth it out a bit, and to make the flower stand out more. Nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 22, 2015, 04:19:46 PM
Thanks Val, it was all my fault, I made her coffee and asked her to come sit with me. I will try and salvage the background and maybe my flower will look much nicer. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Danielle123 on June 22, 2015, 05:53:49 PM
Your flower must have a nice coffee aroma.  Some people paint with coffee.  Good salvage.
Title: Re: LESSON #59 - Iris Flower
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 23, 2015, 10:24:02 AM
Thank you Danielle. :hug: :hug: