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Title: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on July 05, 2013, 09:42:38 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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NOTE:
This class is not really intended as a paint-a-long in oils, but you may do so if you wish.
In this class we will not necessarily be finishing a painting (maybe) as most of the time will be in various small demonstrations of the differences between the two mediums.

Hopefully the watercolourists will appreciate the oil painters and also that the oil painters will appreciate the watercolourists  :flowers:

My biggest wish is that you will be brave enough to try the medium you have always been afraid to start. ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Tousabella on July 06, 2013, 07:16:55 PM
 :clap:    :clap:    :clap:   Thank you Dennis!  This sounds so very exciting!!  Did a little of acrylics...(have no room in my place for canvas')....and it's wonderful.  I'm really looking forward to this class.
Again.....THANK YOU.                 (but...I really love my watercolors!)
Title: Strelitzias Class Watercolors or Oils?
Post by: MSWcrane on July 07, 2013, 02:27:52 PM
I am confused again  :idiot2:  no surprise there.  Is this class for watercolors or for oils   :confused: 

From the description it sounds like oils, I would love that, but the info on the paying side says watercolors, I don't do them. 

IF it is OILS I would like to take the class, but I don't want to pay for a watercolors class that I can't use.   :-\     :help:
Title: Re: Strelitzias Class Watercolors or Oils?
Post by: jrhall036 on July 07, 2013, 03:14:10 PM
I think Dennis has designed the class for both watercolor and oils so that everyone can work in both mediums, if they so choose. I'm a watercolorist mostly, but I am still taking the class, even though the demonstration will be in oils, so that I can learn to be a more versatile artist. Nothing like stepping outside the box and expanding my horizons! It keeps those neurons in the brain alive and kicking!!  (And I need every one of my neurons to be alert--trust me!!) ;D  Plus, it brings all of us together as artists here on this forum. We can better appreciate each other's mediums and subsequent works created from them the more we know about them.   Happy  :painting: !
Title: Re: Strelitzias Class Watercolors or Oils?
Post by: Harald on July 07, 2013, 07:01:48 PM
Last year we had a lesson in watercolor wit strelitzias. Today Dennis will show us how we can trasfer watercolors to oil and demonstrate div. differeces.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: CarolHorvath on July 08, 2013, 05:16:58 AM
This may look a little crude but I was making dinner (pork low mien) and minding a two-year old  :help:. This is watercolor. I'll mess with the oils when I'm not minding anyone.  :painting:
All in all I don't think it is too bad!! 
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jennylynn on July 08, 2013, 08:15:56 AM
well carol considering you were multi-tasking I think you have made a very good job of this well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 08, 2013, 09:10:12 AM
Carol, I think it is pretty neat  :painting:   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Maryna on July 08, 2013, 09:48:57 AM

Quote
This class is not really intended as a paint-a-long in oils, but you may do so if you wish.
In this class we will not necessarily be finishing a painting (maybe) as most of the time will be in various small demonstrations of the differences between the two mediums.


MSWCrane in this class Dennis used a watercolour painting (class was done last year) and show those who work in other mediums how to use the exact same classes that is presented in watercolours but only do it in oils, so basically how we can adapt it to paint the same subject in in oils/acrylics.

So if you are one who paint in oils then this is an essential class and this gives you the opportunity to do more classes from the watercolours but only do it in oils... hope I make sense  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 08, 2013, 10:23:54 AM
Maryna, Yes it makes sense, and I do  :painting: only in Oils, so far.  I will have to do the class once it is available (not live), hopefully soon.  I didn't feel I was ready for a 'Live' class yet :-\    Looking forward to doing this class for sure   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 08, 2013, 10:28:55 AM
Dennis, will this class be added to the listings for us to try, not live?  I sure hope so   ???
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Maryna on July 08, 2013, 10:48:51 AM
All live classes become replays afterwards, just give Nolan a day or two to upload it  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 08, 2013, 02:25:24 PM
Maryna, thanks for that info, waiting, not so patiently  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 08, 2013, 03:19:30 PM
Well done Carol with all those distractions going on!  :clap: :clap: :clap: We have wonder woman in our midst!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Happychappy on July 08, 2013, 06:28:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Carol.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Denise808 on July 08, 2013, 06:34:42 PM
Wow, beautiful Carol - like the fresh, loose, airy feel to it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 08, 2013, 06:43:47 PM
Great job on the bird of paradise painting, Carol!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I like it!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on July 08, 2013, 08:59:34 PM
Considering the distractions and the time factor, you have done a banner job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: CarolHorvath on July 08, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
Thank you so much everyone for the great comments. I cannot wait to see the whole video without any interruptions. (maybe 3 in the morning will do it just kidding I love my great niece, painting and cooking in that order)
I felt so proud when I read Dennis' words. Bring on the cranes!!
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: doina on July 09, 2013, 08:32:18 PM
Here is my rendition of Sterlizia Strelitzia in watercolor. Hope you enjoy the flower. Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 09, 2013, 09:05:48 PM
What lovely flowers you have made, Doina!!  :smitten:  I love the vibrant colors, and the background you've added is a nice touch!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Happychappy on July 09, 2013, 11:01:28 PM
 O0  Good job of the Strelitzia Doina.  Vibrant colours.  Excellent.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 10, 2013, 02:27:10 AM
Doina, Wonderful  :painting:  looks as good as the ones I used to have in my florist shop.   :clap:    O0
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on July 10, 2013, 05:03:24 AM
Excellent, Doina :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Harald on July 10, 2013, 07:32:29 AM
Carol, first out despite other impotrant tasks. Fine watercolour with an artistic twist.
Doina, an exciting watercolour with great contrast in bright colours.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Harald on July 10, 2013, 08:00:26 AM
It`s great to try oil painting again. I liked to paint with oil but cannot stand the scent any more.
I have used water suluble oilpaints, worked outside and let it dry in the garrage. This is as far as I came last night.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 10, 2013, 01:11:24 PM
Lovely and vibrant Doina. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 10, 2013, 01:12:35 PM
Coming along nicely Harald.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 10, 2013, 01:31:52 PM
I actually started this six months ago before I went north. Decided to finish it off yesterday. I think I will redo this at a later date...man do I have a LOT of later dates!!  :2funny:

Its a bit sticky round the edges....I'm surprised I could get the tape off!!!  :crazy2:

Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 10, 2013, 02:01:51 PM
Harald, great job so far!   :clap: :clap: :clap: Looking forward to the final painting.  It's fun to revisit old "friends" again, isn't it?  ;)

Val, so beautiful!!!  You really do amaze me sometimes...well actually, most of the time!  Great job!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Love it!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 10, 2013, 02:07:30 PM
 :1hug: Thankyou Jani. Believe me, if I amaze you...you should see the shock on my face somedays!  :o ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Lillian on July 10, 2013, 02:15:19 PM
Good job on the Bird of Paradise flowers everyone! 


Harald, you're off to a good start on yours.   O0


Val, you are amazing!  Awesome, awesome job!   O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: 

And now a cauliflower to be seen!  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Happychappy on July 10, 2013, 02:19:21 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Harald, you are doing great so far.  Looking forward to seeing the end result. 




 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Val, Jani is right, you are amazing for the quality work you put out is superb.  Just loved the leaves behind the Strelitzia which kind of framed the flower.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 10, 2013, 02:19:48 PM
 :eek: I had to go back and look....no caulies! Does this mean I may have to pass on my crown?  :sweat: Oh wait....my poplars in progress should keep it intact!  :whistle:    ;D

Thankyou very much Lillian  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Lillian on July 10, 2013, 02:21:16 PM
 :urwelcome:   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: doina on July 10, 2013, 04:41:34 PM
Val, why do you want to re-do :confused: I love your painting; take it off from "to do later" list.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 10, 2013, 09:05:42 PM
I think the leaves could have been a bit better, and......  ;D

I'll go and get a photo of some of the ones growing around here and make it an original next time.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on July 11, 2013, 04:37:18 AM
Excellent painting, Val :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very good start to the painting, Harald :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 11, 2013, 05:39:29 AM
I've enjoyed looking in on this thread.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 11, 2013, 05:40:49 AM
Here is my rendition of Sterlizia Strelitzia in watercolor. Hope you enjoy the flower. Doina



I was just wondering, how did you manage to draw a line through the incorrect spelling of 'Sterlizia'?!
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 11, 2013, 01:40:38 PM
Excellent painting, Val :clap: :clap: :clap:


 :eek: Got it. I hereby rescind any and all intentions to change, redo, or alter this painting in any way.

Thankyou Dennis.  :sweat: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: doina on July 11, 2013, 03:30:14 PM
When you write/edit/modify your posting, highlight the word you want to be crossed, and look on the up left corner you have a buttun button with an "S" crossed. Ckick on that, and there you are. Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Ray3 on July 11, 2013, 03:55:48 PM
I have just been follow the thread to this lesson and the paintings that have been exhibited are excellent well done to you all  :clap: :clap: :clap: :envy:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Harald on July 11, 2013, 06:42:27 PM
Hi Val, a fine Picture that is difficult to do better.
Thank you all for encouraging comments. Here is the final result. If I shouldn`t do the colours in the flower e litle warmer?
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: doina on July 11, 2013, 06:51:55 PM
Harald, this is a beautiful painting! thw colors are stong but not bothersome! I like the green variations on the leaves. The flower is alive! Great! :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 11, 2013, 06:52:37 PM
Harald your painting is gorgeous !!  Beautiful color.   I also like how you painted your background.
Very nicely done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 11, 2013, 08:07:23 PM
Truly beautiful, Harald!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Your colors are gorgeous!  The flower looks so realistic, almost like a photo! (And that is a compliment, my dear!) 
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 11, 2013, 08:22:22 PM
Banner work Harald!  :heeha: The flower looks as bright and vibrant as the ones just up on the shore. The background leaves are as deep and luscious looking as they are here by the jungle. You've done a wonderful job. Good on you for having a go.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: thebryce on July 12, 2013, 03:46:17 AM
Sorry for the wrong picture but I felt this Magnolia fit the topic.  I tried the Bird of Paradise in water and found it complicated so opted for the good old Magnolia class water color picture for my 1st oil painting instead.


Oil vs Water Color
Oil vs Water Color


****Story:   I went out to Hobby Lobby  and spent $200 on easels and  oil paint, special mediums and fancy bristle brushes. I  sat down and  panicked!  I went back to the computer and watched all of the free lessons on oils by Dennis and Nolan then I sat down and panicked again!  So this time I went back to the computer and watched the free lesson on how to paint oils in Acrylics.  I felt I could make the attempt in acrylics.  I realized then I only  had oils I did not have any Acrylics. Back to Hobby Lobby and $200 US $$ Later I was fat, happy and broke.  My Kids and wife are gone for the week. I had all night if needed!   Several attempts later at using a bristle brush, a painting knife and a white tile pallet and I had somthing on canvas! I am not sure what it was at first but I was off to the races with the Acrylics in Oil Style in my own way!  Wow, they dry fast and blending is so hard!  Everything is Bass Ackward to water painting and no happy accidents.   Now, several hours later, I have a feel for canvas and the bristle brush.   I might just try the $200  in oils on the Bird of Paradise flower,   but if I do it will have to be soon because my wife and kids return this weekend and the mess will not be tolerated.  Water painting I am told is bad enough!  I love it!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 12, 2013, 12:25:13 PM
 :2funny: Bryce, you are starting to sound like Pat with his messes!!

Well, it sounds like you are well set in whichever medium takes your fancy! For your first oil painting I think you've done a banner job  :clap: :clap: :clap: Especially so, because you went ahead and did one that had no directions/coaching.  O0 Brilliant!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 12, 2013, 12:42:18 PM
WOW, Bryce!!  Look at you!! :heeha: What a wonderful job!!  I loved the magnolias in watercolor, and it's even more 3-dimensional in oils!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Happychappy on July 12, 2013, 03:25:51 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow Bryce, you did an awesome job on the magnolias.  Good for you to even attempt it without any experience in the medium.  You are one brave guy.  However, if there is a will, we will find a way.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 13, 2013, 12:30:36 PM
Wow Bryce, $200 Oil painting supplies... you got off easy  LOL  I have spent at least 3x that... but well worth every slippery penny, 'cause I love  :painting: 

Your Magnolias are neat!  try some of those classes you will be hooked.   :) :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: thebryce on July 13, 2013, 04:31:10 PM
I am afraid I am hooked on all mediums. Watercolor seems to naturally generate patterns that are complementary to painting flowers.  I like the control I have with the Acrylics but they dry so fast I need to have an idea of what I am doing no time to sit and think about what is next. Thanks for the complementary words. I will try the true oils shortly.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: thebryce on July 16, 2013, 05:17:33 AM
Here is my attempt of the Strelitzia in oils except I am still scared of oils still so I tried it in the acrylic in oil style medium.  Let me know how close Oils and Acrylics are so I can gain some faith that I can work in the oil painting medium.  I am concerned with the skill needed to clean and mix with chemicals.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Ray3 on July 16, 2013, 07:00:08 AM
Thebryce your painting are very well done   I know the feeling of your panic attacks before starting to paint its like having butterfly's in the stomach which is ok it's just getting them to fly in formation keep the good work up
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Happychappy on July 16, 2013, 11:09:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bryce, Well done with your Strelitzia. Love the leaves which frame the flower and am in awe of your smooth, even background.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 16, 2013, 12:44:57 PM
Lovely, Bryce!  I think you're really getting the hang of the oil painting method!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on July 16, 2013, 03:04:28 PM
Great work Bryce  O0 If you're worried about the chemicals, have you considered the water soluable oils? I'm hoping to have a go with them one of these years!  ::)

On the 5th of August the class is acrylics watercolour style. You're just a bit ahead of your time!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 16, 2013, 03:16:20 PM
Bryce, for oil painting I prefer regular oil paints rather than water based ones. 

I use 'Odorless Mineral Spirits' from Wal-Mart (rather inexpensive) instead of Turpentine and it works fine and really has very little smell. 

To finish the clean up of brushes after painting I use 'Murphy's Oil Soap' also from Wal-Mart or grocery stores.  This combo works well to keep my brushes clean and the chemicals at a minimum. 

Only other chemicals are ones in actual oil paints.  I paint in my TV room so when I paint I put all my paper towels in a plastic bag as I work and remove them from the room when I am done for the day.  The Painting stays in the room as it drys (sometimes more than one) but that does not seem to be too bad with odors.

Try Oil  :painting: it great   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on July 16, 2013, 06:37:31 PM
Thank you so much for the information, Sue!  The smell of turps used in oil painting has always kept me from wanting to work in that medium, and so I'm really happy to hear that there are alternatives--and inexpensive ones, to boot! And the idea to put all the "smelly stuff" in a plastic bag to be thrown away every day is a really good one.  :thankyou: for posting!
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Harald on July 16, 2013, 09:43:06 PM
thebryce a fine painting. It`s probably just trying oil. I think it is much better to work with than acrylic.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Harald on July 16, 2013, 09:44:35 PM
 :thankyou:  for the encouraging words, it give inspiration. Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: thebryce on July 16, 2013, 10:05:40 PM
It is your encouragement, observations and personal experiences that have allowed me to develop in the  painting arts. I thank you all!
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on July 17, 2013, 10:37:25 AM
Jani, All I do is put a grocery plastic bag into my small garbage pail by my painting table... and it's an easy tie up and toss in trash can when I am done   :heeha:
Give it a try     ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on August 16, 2013, 10:59:37 AM
 :urwelcome: We try to look after our members. You are all special to us :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on August 16, 2013, 08:35:51 PM
Very nice, Mea!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on August 16, 2013, 10:15:26 PM
Great job mea  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 16, 2013, 10:58:57 PM
Thank, Val, but I think my bird of paradise was a bit dull.

I will try again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: ImBatman on August 17, 2013, 11:40:57 PM
Hi everyone

As you'd probably know by now, I don't use oils, I use Acrylics.

So here is my attempt at migrating a Watercolours painting to an Acrylics, not oil painting.

Strelitzia - done in Acrylics not oils
Strelitzia - done in Acrylics not oils


Let me know what you think.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2013, 01:24:24 AM
Batman,

Yours came out better than mine.  I used oils.

But, I am making another one, now that I know what I did wrong.    Will post the newer one tomorrow.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on August 18, 2013, 02:26:41 AM
Batman, an awesome painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: jrhall036 on August 18, 2013, 03:52:16 AM
What a pretty bird of paradise, Batman!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2013, 06:34:42 AM
OK, folks.

I tried again.  I changed the leaves a bit and the second attempt was traced with white graphite so that the lines did not show through.  I had done the first one with tracing paper and the lines showed through the light colored paint.

I may do a third version.  Still learning.  All suggestions.gratefully accepted.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: dennis on August 18, 2013, 08:47:16 AM
Mea, the second one is beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap: Don't forget the highlight on the blue part.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: ImBatman on August 18, 2013, 11:34:56 AM
 :thankyou: mea :thankyou: Dennis :thankyou: jrhall036

Nice work mea. O0

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on August 18, 2013, 01:38:20 PM
The second is excellent Mea.  :clap: :clap: :clap: The highlight on the blue will set it off beautifully. That Dennis never misses a trick!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MSWcrane on August 18, 2013, 02:46:39 PM
Mia, 2nd one looks realistic!  Looks like it came out of the bucket in the frig of my florist shop (30 years ago), fresh and ready to use in an arrangement!   Great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2013, 08:21:30 PM
Dennis and Val,  Thanks for the suggestion on highlighting the blue on the bird of paradise.  I tried a couple times and it didn't look right.   The blue parts are so small that it's hard to make it look right.  Will give it one more try.

Ooops, gotta sign it, too.

MSW Crane, thanks for saying it looked real - like in a flower shop.

Batman, thanks for the thumbs up.  Your painting made me want to do mine over again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: ImBatman on August 18, 2013, 08:37:40 PM
No worries Mea,

I guess that makes me an "inspiring, aspiring artist"  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2013, 11:41:18 PM
Thanks, Dennis and Val, for suggesting the highlight on the blue parts  (don't know the proper flora nomenclature for those parts).

I'm much happier with the way it looks now.  Not perfect yet, but I'm learning.  That's what's most important.

Even signed it!!



aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on August 19, 2013, 12:09:06 AM
Beautiful. Now you just have to frame it and hang it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 19, 2013, 12:13:04 AM
Thanks, Val.  I love birds of paradise -- can't you tell?

Should have made it the size of one of Doina's frames!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: njnjgirl on November 16, 2013, 12:38:18 AM
Hi everyone, I have never tried oil painting, so this is my first.  I can't decide if I like painting with oils or not.  Bought a small set of water soluble so there was no odor as I do my art in my kitchen...This was done on a canvas panel.
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: May lynn on November 16, 2013, 12:48:06 AM
Dear njnjgirl;
Your 'Bird of Paradise' painting is very nice!  I have never worked on a panels before, is there an advantage to using them over a canvas?   I use mostly WN Artisan Water solvable paints and find they have a slight odder but, easy to clean-up the brushes with soap and water.  How did you find them? 
May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: njnjgirl on November 16, 2013, 12:57:56 AM
I don't know much about canvases for oil paints, these panels  are ready for paint, so that is why I used them.   I found the water soluble paint fine.  No odor and easy clean up.  I did have a little problem mixing the paint, though, which I thought was strange.  I have never used oil before so have nothing to compare it with. 
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: May lynn on December 30, 2013, 11:38:03 PM
Here go's!!!

WC




Oil



I hope this works as I couldn't find the post without first
going to the topic and pressing reply to get the access (to post).

Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: May lynn on December 30, 2013, 11:43:56 PM
Wow Wow what a feeling of accomplishment, Val, thanks.

Thank you all for your help this year.  With my aging husbands health issues
Paint Basket has been my Respite.   I am now looking forward to 2014's live classes.

May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on December 31, 2013, 12:26:57 AM
 :heeha: WOW Mary Lou! This is your first oil painting? Ah-mazing!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: Val on December 31, 2013, 12:29:57 AM
Good job May Lynn  O0   You've done a bang up job on all four of your paintings! I wish I could paint as quickly as you.... this would be a nonstop solid month's work for me.... and then there's the other three!  :faint:     :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #66 - Watercolour to Oils
Post by: njnjgirl on January 05, 2014, 11:33:41 PM
Just saw this, thanks Val, yes first time.   Loads to learn but thanks for the encouragement!

May Lynn, your oil is so vibrant and pretty. Beautifully done!
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