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Title: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on June 14, 2013, 09:07:57 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 #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 15, 2013, 12:07:34 AM
Once again, I won't be able to attend this class as we are celebrating  "Father's Day" but I will catch up when the replay comes out.  Enjoy the lesson everyone and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jennylynn on June 16, 2013, 10:22:46 PM
  well this is my painting from to-nites class, enjoyed this one  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: SunRai on June 16, 2013, 10:30:15 PM
Wow!  This is great!  You do well painting along.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: doina on June 16, 2013, 10:31:03 PM
This is what I was able to paint along. There are some touchings that have to be done. Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: lynn p. on June 16, 2013, 10:31:58 PM
Jennylynn--That is so great!!! You are getting mega-good!.  This was very unnerving today.  Missed the beginning of class and the end so just did whatever.  Great to learn abt how to do trees like this though.  Thanks tons Dennis!




Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 16, 2013, 10:34:23 PM
 ;D Jennylynn and Doina... hats off! I was already behind at the sky!  :eek: I just can't mix that fast!  :sweat:   Excellent job to you both.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: lynn p. on June 16, 2013, 10:36:17 PM
Doina--I really like your painting and especially the treatment of the tress.  Great job.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 16, 2013, 10:36:48 PM
SuperLynn!  ;D Great job and you came from behind!!  :faint: Not sure I want to post this....but I'll be back in a few minutes. you might want a stiff shot first....  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 16, 2013, 10:41:37 PM
Ok, here it is. This one is really lost  :D   The eyes aren't working quite so well today so not seeing the values very well. I could tell looking at Dennis' and all yours I'm just a weeeee bit off.  :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jennylynn on June 16, 2013, 10:44:38 PM
thanks all for your comments, you all inspire & encourage  O0 doina & lynn great paintings, lynn sorry you had problems with buffering etc, annoying  :pullhair:
now come on val that is the start of a very good painting  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 16, 2013, 10:49:44 PM
Here's my first paint along ever!  It was a real challenge but I think it went pretty well considering.  There were a few frustrating moments and I know there are mistakes.  The building on the right isn't exact, but oh well....
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jennylynn on June 16, 2013, 10:54:04 PM
wow Lillian didn't realize you were gonna paint along it's really well done, what mistakes?
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 16, 2013, 10:56:47 PM
How did you all get here so fast???   :confused:   


Jennylynn, Doina and Lynn, good job!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Val, you've done well so far.  Dennis gets away on us, huh?  I was still painting the sky and he was had already dried his and was on to doing the mountains and the roof and the front of the buildings.   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 16, 2013, 10:57:42 PM
Well Lillian You did it. I am so very proud of you.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  It looks fantasic. Sorry I could not be with you all. I forgot this was Father's day. Our son and his family came by for a visit.
Lynn, Doina, Val. Great jobs. I think when you can paint along with Dennis you are doing great.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 16, 2013, 10:59:45 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn.  The building in the back on the right, well I had painted sky over it, so I had to lift the sky and try to make the roof light orange like it should be.  The building should be lower and it's blunt ended.  Know what?  I don't give a hoot!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jrhall036 on June 16, 2013, 11:00:15 PM
I am AMAZED and in AWE of all of you!   :clap: :clap: :clap:What an incredible paint-a-long you all have done!  :not_worthy: And Lynn! I can't believe you were able to complete the painting, since you were having so much computer trouble.  :congrats:

I am really looking forward to your finished painting, Val. Good job so far!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jrhall036 on June 16, 2013, 11:01:36 PM
I don't think that your painting needs anything at all, Lillian, except for a frame!!  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 16, 2013, 11:03:45 PM
You made me do it, Nina!   :2funny:   :thankyou:  for your kind comments.


I'm glad you had a nice time with your family.  We just got a nice phone call from our son in Nebraska.  One daughter called from her nursing job on her break, the other is visiting inlaws in Finland.  She sent her love via a card, so hubby has had a happy day.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 16, 2013, 11:04:50 PM
Ahhh,  :thankyou:  Jani.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: doina on June 16, 2013, 11:14:13 PM
Thank you everyone! The paint alongs are great. Lillian, everyone has some mistakes. If you would not have pointed out, I would have pass by that. Enjoy your work. Val, yours is the begining of a great painting! You did that the last couple of weeks! Well, I'll let you into a secret: Before class, I am studying the picture and if has a lot of "sky", then I prepare a half strength "sky color". It is easier to add some color or to add some water to keep up with Dennis  :o :o Then the rest is a chalange  :sweat: :sweat: :painting: :confused: :sweat: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 16, 2013, 11:41:24 PM
Jennylynn, Doina, and Lynn, you all did a great job.  And, once Val gets hers done, it will be great, too.

I really want to try one of these paintalongs, but I can't do watercolor.  Would I be able to try anyway, using oils?
Plus my time zone is so different from you folks that I'm not sure when it is.

How does it actually work?  Is it like skyping?  Or is it like some of Nolan's lessons where he stops ever once in a while to see if anyone has sent him a question?

Also, how do you know what supplies to have ready?

mahalo and aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 16, 2013, 11:43:12 PM
First off great job Lillian.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks all for your encouraging comments. Can't belive I mistook those hills for bushes!  :doh: :2funny:

Doina, I think I'd need 1/2 the painting finished before Dennis started!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2013, 12:03:53 AM
Here's my little secrete, Doina.  I thought I'd get a head start on Dennis as well, so I put masking fluid on  outline of the the trees and along the bottom of the sky.  I still got behind doing the sky and my paper was soaking wet and it took what seemed like ages to dry.  Then I still had to get all the masking fluid off.  By that time,  Dennis was way, way ahead of me.   :(


We just can't second guess Dennis!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 17, 2013, 12:07:56 AM
Ain't that the truth!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: doina on June 17, 2013, 12:17:41 AM
Mea Hamo, if you want to watch the class here is your time: Hawaii time wpuld be Sunday morning at 10:00AM. It is like Nolan lessons but he does not stop to see where we are, we have the replay when we can follow him and finish the painting. We also get a PDF document that we download and we can work on the paintig off line. I am more than sure that you can paint in oil, just be sure that you'll paint in reverse: dark color first. As watercolor paint there are several companies that sells them on line or on local stores. Ask the people you buy the oils. Usually they sell watercolor paint too. I hope I was able to help, Doina
I just want to add that on the PB site are free classes for beginers watercolor painting where all your questions(or most of them) will be answered.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: lynn p. on June 17, 2013, 12:56:01 AM
Wow Lillian, no one would ever know you had not done a paint along before.  Love your foreground and shrubs.


Val--I think you values are spot on except for slight lightening of roof maybe.  I think it just looks wrong because it is against that light yellow of the trees.  This is going to be FANTASTIC .
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Pebble on June 17, 2013, 05:55:21 AM
Fantastic job as ever Jennylynn, Doina and Lynn.  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lillian - excellent work for a first paintalong,   :clap: :clap: Val - looking good, keep going,  O0 O0 I really don't know how they keep up with Dennis either,    :confused:  I'd love to do a live paintalong with you all but I know I'd be lost within the first 10 minutes or so.  ::)  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Riya on June 17, 2013, 06:19:21 AM
WOW!!! You all have done such a great job on the trees  :clap:  the paintings just look beautiful, colourful and ful of sunshine. I love all the little differences between the paintings...man i mis painting. I stopped with following the Acryl/Oil classes some time ago and never did one of the watercolour exept the free classes. So painting along would be new...but i am sure i would end up with a painting like your's Val...i never could keep on with Dennis.
 
Maybe i'll use my credits for buying one of the next lessons even it was just to look and say hello to all of you...yes, i do mis that, always nice talking  to all of you, reading some funny stuff and watching Nolan or Dennis doing their magic.
 
 :yippee: I just bought the Dragonfly class so hopefully i don't forget and i just watch and talk to you...maybe i'll even try painting all i have to do is try and draw the downloaddrawing and put the paint on my desk.
 
Have a great day and i'll see you in class,
 
 :flowers: Riya (Rita)
 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jennylynn on June 17, 2013, 10:52:58 AM
hey riya that's great news  :yippee:   bookmark the date & time for class in your diary and looking forward to seeing you in class next week  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 17, 2013, 11:00:52 AM
Riya... ending up where I am is not so bad, I learn a lot, have a barrel of laughs (mainly at myself), and somehow amazing as it is to me, most times end up with a half decent painting...most times  ::) :2funny:

One of my old school teachers suggested I'd probably do better to pursue a career in comedy rather than art  ??? go figure!  :heeha:

I hope you do join us, I'm just hoping that our 'fruitbowl' next week is not too exotic!  :D

Lovely to see you here.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 17, 2013, 01:16:11 PM
Wow, just took a quick look at all the wonderful paintings.  Excellent work Jennylynn, Doina, Lynnp, Lillian for following and finishing the paint-a-long and Val for your half completed painting which looks great so far.  I missed the class and will wait for the replay which I am looking forward to.  Hope I haven't left anyone out for what I have seen are all fantastic.


Rita, that's the spirit ... just give painting a go and you may even surprise yourself what you can do with your hand.  The brain always finds a way to compensate.  If people have learned to paint with their mouths and feet, then there is much hope for you.  Don't ever give up.  Looking forward to seeing your work.


Bless you all,  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Tousabella on June 17, 2013, 05:01:11 PM
Wow...These are outstanding!!  You have all done such a great job. They are all beautiful keepers!  Congrats everyone.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on June 17, 2013, 09:20:19 PM
Looks like everyone enjoyed this class :)

Jenny: Excellent painting overall. :clap: :clap: :clap: Except poplar trees are between yellow and orange and not red.

Doina: Very natural looking trees and good painting :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm missing the shadow on the side of the house. Also be careful of separating all the bushes. All the bushes on the left MUST be touching each other (paint in the white spaces separating them)

Lynn: Also a very good painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Although not wrong, the sky is a bit too light. Sky was darkened to bring out the contrast of the light trees. Darken up the sunlit roofs slightly as there must be contrast between it and the sky. Excellent wet-in-wet central bush O0

Val: You have made a very good start  :clap: :clap: :clap: - looking forward to see the completed painting.

Lillian: Excellent for a first paint-a-long :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely clouds but you have lost the orange in the bush on the left - it balances out the red roof.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: doina on June 18, 2013, 01:06:41 AM
Thank you Dennis, I'll do the corrections. The picture represented the stage I had at the end of the class. I had some other small things to fix too. Thank, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 18, 2013, 01:54:43 AM
Hmmm, I see your point,  :thankyou:  Dennis and it's well taken.  If that's the only fault you find with my painting, I'm delighted. 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: lynn p. on June 18, 2013, 03:22:52 AM
Thanks Dennis.  I see what you mean about the light sky and the contrast problem.  Will adjust it.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 18, 2013, 10:50:01 PM
I had to wait for the replay which was available today and I managed to finish the painting.  Looking forward to your comments and critiques.  Thanks.  Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on June 19, 2013, 12:12:28 AM
Very nice painting, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: The house wall needs a bit more shadow in it as well as the bottom of the main bush. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 19, 2013, 12:19:07 AM
Patricia,

Your poplar painting looks great.  Is that a propane tank on the side of the house?

Oh, the tree to the far left looks like it needs a bit of blending in the middle.

Otherwise, great work!!

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 19, 2013, 12:38:12 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Dennis and Mea for your comments. Dennis I darkened the shadow of the house and also the bottom of the main bush.  Thank you for your advice.


Mea, thanks for your suggestions.  I blended the tree on the left and what looks like a "propane" tank to you on the side of the house can be anything you want it to be   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: doina on June 19, 2013, 12:58:39 AM
Thank you Dennis, I added the shadow on the house and I made bushes to touch each other. I'll try to post it tomorrow. Thanks again.

Very nice painting Patricia, it looks that both of us need some more shadow on our houses. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 19, 2013, 01:07:42 AM
Patricia,  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jrhall036 on June 19, 2013, 02:48:40 AM
Patricia, I think you did a wonderful job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your colors are quite beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 19, 2013, 12:22:22 PM
 :thankyou:  Doina for your comments.  My shadow on the side of the house were quite dark but in the photograph it didn't show. However, I followed Dennis' advice and darkened them further.


 :thankyou:  Lillian


 :thankyou: Jani for your always uplifting comments which are much appreciated.


Bless you all.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 19, 2013, 08:23:00 PM
Well here is my little farm with it's poplar trees. Now I know Dennis I have my trees to much the same. But the orginal pictures does have greens and blues in them. My camera decided not to show that.  :2funny: :2funny: I think I will have to do this one again.  :D
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on June 19, 2013, 08:45:25 PM
Excellent painting, Nina :clap: :clap: :clap: The only fault I can see is that the house shadow is still a bit too light, specially the little wall to the right does not show up the shadow. Lovely main bush O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ImBatman on June 19, 2013, 08:48:58 PM
I like it Nina. Nice strong colours. :smitten:

Batman,
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jrhall036 on June 19, 2013, 09:07:12 PM
Lovely, Nina. Truly lovely!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 19, 2013, 09:20:37 PM
Thank you Dennis.  I will darken my shadow. Batman Thank you. Much appreciated. jrhall036 Thank you also for your kind words.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 19, 2013, 09:44:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Nina.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 19, 2013, 10:42:23 PM
 :thankyou:  Pat. I appreciate your kind words.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: doina on June 20, 2013, 12:17:49 AM
Good painting nina  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 20, 2013, 01:06:06 AM
 :thankyou: Doina, appreciate it.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Tousabella on June 20, 2013, 03:38:57 AM
Wow...great painting, Nina.  I love it. Frame it n hang er up!!   :clap:    :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 20, 2013, 05:31:46 AM
Nice job on the poplar trees painting, NHC50.

All your lines are clear and crisp.  Even looks like you shingled the sides of the house.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 21, 2013, 12:44:53 AM
 :thankyou:  Bella,  :thankyou:  Mea,  I appreciate it your kind words.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: C.Bodine on June 21, 2013, 01:08:00 AM
Nina, Your colors are beautiful! Well done! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 21, 2013, 01:14:29 AM
OooooWowwwwww!  Nina!  Well done!!!   :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 21, 2013, 02:30:42 AM
 :thankyou: C.B  :thankyou:  Lillian 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ncwren on June 21, 2013, 02:46:22 PM
 :smitten: Gorgeous paintings everyone!!
 :heeha: Great job painting along Lillian!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: polliwag on June 21, 2013, 06:57:00 PM
Nina... very nice.... everyone did a super job... Give yourselves a  :clap: !!!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 21, 2013, 07:30:43 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Natalie and Dianne.  It was fun.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 22, 2013, 12:01:37 PM
 :thankyou:  Dianne.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 26, 2013, 07:07:50 PM
sigh
 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 26, 2013, 10:11:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Mary, no need to SIGH!!  You have done a beautiful painting, it is so neat and a pleasure to look at.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 27, 2013, 01:25:02 AM
Patricia...thank you...I guess you could hear my frustration all the way from here!  This was another I did only from the PDF - so, maybe I should return to watching the videos!  But thank you again - you made me feel better!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: lynn p. on June 27, 2013, 02:45:34 AM
Oh Mary.  No sighing allowed over this one .  It is fresh and clean and as Patricia says, a delight for the eyes!!!! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jrhall036 on June 27, 2013, 12:34:52 PM
Mary, I must comply with everyone here.   :clap: :clap: :clap: You have done a superb job!  I love the contrast!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 27, 2013, 02:57:34 PM
Oh Mary.  No sighing allowed over this one .  It is fresh and clean and as Patricia says, a delight for the eyes!!!! O0

Thank you, Lynn...I think MY eyes need a tune-up!  Or maybe I should try these  8) ?   :thankyou: again!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 27, 2013, 03:01:15 PM
Mary, I must comply with everyone here.   :clap: :clap: :clap: You have done a superb job!  I love the contrast!   :1hug:

Jani, thank you so much.  The more I look at it, I feel like it should have been a little "looser" if that makes any sense...but that would be a great invitation to fiddle if I even go there...LOL.  Something's bothering me with it but I can't say just what.  Time to put it away and look again maybe next year!  LOL   :thankyou: again!  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Maryna on June 27, 2013, 03:03:46 PM
very nice work everyone!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 27, 2013, 05:39:44 PM
 :thankyou:  Maryna, much appreciated.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 28, 2013, 09:15:50 PM
Lovely rendition Mary.  O0 My only other comment is maybe soften the trunk line up the center, or give it a bit of a hit and miss look. The solid line gives it a 'feather' like look. Does this make sense to you?
All in all .....  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 28, 2013, 11:57:34 PM
Val...yes, yes, YES!!!  That was it!  I couldn't see it but now I do...thank you!  Now THAT'S the kind of fix I can do!  I'm thinking the shadows under the bushes and walls might need to be a bit darker too?   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jennylynn on June 29, 2013, 08:13:07 AM
mary what a beautiful painting  :yippee: no sighing allowed  :2funny: I agree with what val has said simple fixes and the shadows yes I think that perhaps they could be a little darker but mary great job on this one, especially as you only did it from the pdf  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 29, 2013, 02:04:55 PM
Thanks so much, Jennylynn - I think Val zeroed right in on what was bothering me and thank you for validating my thought about the shadows.  I really enjoyed this lesson - it reminded me of the kind of scene you might see out west in the U.S and I loved seeing it come alive under Dennis' brushes.  This is maybe the 5th one I've done just from the pdf.  As much as I thoroughly enjoy the live class and replays, I feel like this is not only challenging my memory, lol, but also training my eyes without having to worry about stop and go and rewind, etc.  Remember, I'm Miss Technically Challenged... :2funny: Thanks again, Jennylynn.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 29, 2013, 02:22:02 PM
 :urwelcome: You are most welcome my dear friend, it's always nice to return a favour. I did wonder a bit about the shadows, especially along the wall, forgot to make mention. Kudos Jenny for mentioning it. Too many things going on in my head at the moment!  :D   (No comments from the peanut gallery!  :2funny: )
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ImBatman on June 29, 2013, 07:36:29 PM
Still catching up. Here is my Poplar Trees. Wonder if it will prove poplar.  ;D :D ;D :D ;D

Poplar Trees
Poplar Trees


Let me know what you think.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on June 29, 2013, 09:55:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: Batman I think it looks very nice. One suggestion your red bush I think it needs a little of it taken off for some highlights. I like the poplars.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ImBatman on June 30, 2013, 12:53:09 AM
Thanks Nina.

I did what you suggested, to the "orange" bush. It was partially too dark and partially the scan. I have scanned this picture about 20 times and the damn thing just won't scan faithfully.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jrhall036 on June 30, 2013, 01:04:20 AM
Batman, this is your best painting thus far (IMHO)!  Truly wonderful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Lillian on June 30, 2013, 01:09:05 AM
Mary, I really like your painting!  Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Now with all the positive feedback, you can stop sighing now.   :)


Batman, yup, it's poplar!   :D   Brilliant painting as usual.  Just one suggestion.  I think you could darken the shadows in the foreground. 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on June 30, 2013, 01:41:15 AM
Looks like the biggest problems are with the shadows: otherwise :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mary: the wall of the house and the small wall needs more shadow.
Batman: The shadows for the trees on the ground are far too light.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 30, 2013, 02:17:51 AM
Thanks so much, Dennis...will fix.  Lillian!   :thankyou: :1hug: :1hug:  And great job, Batman...I guess we'll have to start hiding more in the shadows! 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 30, 2013, 02:38:04 AM
"Poplar" with me, Batman.

Nice job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ImBatman on June 30, 2013, 02:38:46 AM
Thanks everyone, I have adjusted the shadows and re-loaded.  O0

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on June 30, 2013, 12:03:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Batman another "poplar" job.  You do so well.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ImBatman on June 30, 2013, 08:07:21 PM
(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/Smileys/webby/thankyou.gif) Patricia. A couple of minor fixes helped with this one!

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on July 01, 2013, 12:25:07 PM
Batman, it matters not what you did to "fix" things, the end result is superb and that is what counts.  Remember that a smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.  You do so well and can be proud of yourself.  I just love looking at your work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: njnjgirl on October 23, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
Very nice Poplar Trees everyone.  This was an enjoyable lesson, thanks Dennis. :smitten:  Here is my attempt:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Tousabella on October 23, 2013, 11:24:30 PM
Mary Lou....I love this painting. The colors are great, but 'maybe' a little more shade on the back side of the trees, and the side of the house. They look like the sun is shining on all sides.
I love the rest of the pic. You did a great job.


Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Maryna on October 24, 2013, 05:22:23 AM
well done  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: njnjgirl on October 24, 2013, 10:20:04 AM
Thanks Retta,  :flowers: unfortunately this is a photo and the colors have been washed out.  Actually there is quite a bit of shading and the original is very vibrant.   My wall and the house  looks black to my eye but the camera captures it almost as blue and has washed it out some...odd... the shadows across the grass and in the trees is much darker when viewed in person. I am going to try take this again to see if it comes out better.
 
Thanks Maryna :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Harwant on October 24, 2013, 03:31:35 PM
Well done Mary Lou.The fall colours are beautiful.  :clap: :clap:  :clap:
Harwant.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on October 24, 2013, 06:29:45 PM
Very  nice neat painting. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Happychappy on October 24, 2013, 07:09:24 PM
 O0 O0 O0  Lovely Mary Lou.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: njnjgirl on October 25, 2013, 11:47:35 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Harwant, Dennis and Patricia.   Tried taking this photo again and same result.  Thank you for you comments, I appreciate them!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on October 28, 2013, 05:08:43 PM
Mary Lou Good job.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: njnjgirl on October 28, 2013, 06:47:26 PM
Thanks Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 29, 2014, 10:38:45 PM
We have a lot of poplar trees growing in our neighborhood - loved learning how to paint these. And I also appreciated learning how to use pencil in a watercolor painting…no purist issues here! Thanks, Dennis…great lesson!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: sally13 on July 29, 2014, 10:44:28 PM
Beautiful. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 29, 2014, 11:30:04 PM
Sharon,

Your poplars are outstanding.  Really nice job on this one.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ncwren on July 30, 2014, 12:25:17 AM
Nice work Sharon and MaryLou!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Danielle123 on July 30, 2014, 02:20:23 AM
Nice one Sharon.  I like your forground  :clap: :clap:. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: jillh on July 30, 2014, 02:45:15 AM
Excellent Sharon.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 30, 2014, 03:09:44 PM
Thanks everyone! Things have slowed down a bit so it's nice to have the time to finish up the wc lessons I haven't done  yet.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: NHC50 on August 01, 2014, 02:22:14 PM
 O0 way to go Sharon.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 01, 2014, 04:30:14 PM
thanks, Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on August 05, 2014, 03:00:21 AM
Sharon, :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 05, 2014, 05:09:13 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Danielle123 on October 28, 2014, 11:59:11 PM
there are some nice paintings in there everyone.     :clap: :clap: :clap:  I have seen the video it is interresting and it has some nice new techniques.  I may tackle this one tomorrow.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Danielle123 on October 30, 2014, 08:33:35 PM
Here is my version of the Poplar trees
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 30, 2014, 09:22:02 PM
Danielle,

The poplars are good, but I like the shrubbery even better.  Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: C.Bodine on October 30, 2014, 09:33:15 PM
Danielle, I just love your colors! You always use such vivid colors great job!!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Tania on October 31, 2014, 03:05:15 AM
I've not done this lesson, yet, but it looks good!
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: ncwren on October 31, 2014, 03:24:52 AM
Very nice Danielle  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on October 31, 2014, 04:30:02 PM
Well done Danielle  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I still have this one half done somewhere on the boat....  :whistle:        :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Danielle123 on November 01, 2014, 10:16:01 PM
 :thankyou: Mea , Christina, Natalie, Tania, Val for the encouragement, and for taking the time to view.

Val and Tania i am anxious for you to post yours too.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on November 02, 2014, 02:37:40 PM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50109/1506715.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) That makes another one I'll have to dig out when I get back!   :faint:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 16, 2015, 04:47:37 PM
Poplar trees.
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: thebryce on June 17, 2015, 03:25:57 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: dennis on June 19, 2015, 03:03:55 AM
Well done, Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:  As per a remark on another lesson - don't make your background so dark O0
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 19, 2015, 07:24:51 AM
Thank you Thebryce and Dennis, I will remember next time not to use so much pigment, I think that that is my problem. Thanks again for looking at my paintings. :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Danielle123 on June 19, 2015, 10:22:31 PM
you are getting there Louisa,  nice painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Val on June 21, 2015, 09:22:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!! Looks like a storm is brewing though! I do love this, the strong light....the dark clouds moving in....time to reef the main!!!!  :boat:   

Unless this is the mood you were going for, yep...need to lighten up your backgrounds a bit and gain more atmospheric perspective.  O0

Love it just the same.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 22, 2015, 04:34:30 PM
Thanks Danielle and Val, much appreciated. Love you guys. :hug: :hug: :hug: