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Title: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on August 25, 2013, 11:59:53 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

Download Template:
http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson74-pebbles-template-instruction.pdf (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson74-pebbles-template-instruction.pdf)

Title: Picture for Pebbles Class?
Post by: MSWcrane on September 15, 2013, 03:45:39 PM
I just signed up and can't find picture for pebbles class
Dennis Help   :o :help:
Title: Re: Picture for Pebbles Class?
Post by: jrhall036 on September 15, 2013, 04:39:10 PM
Sue, the template/picture for this class can be found on this section of the forum under "Lesson #74--Painting a Pebble Group."  The template is on page 2 of the download. A link to the template should also have been included in an email that is automatically generated and sent to you after you signed up for the class.  Hope this helps!   :1hug:

See you in class!!   
Title: Re: Picture for Pebbles Class?
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2013, 04:49:38 PM
It's only 3 hours to class time.

I am going to be home today afterall, so is it too late to sign up?  Will I have time to mask the pebbles?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 15, 2013, 06:04:44 PM
I'm all ready to go! 

I bought a new masking fluid - "Pebeo Gum" (pronounced pee-bee-oh) and it works swell!  It is a light gray, so you can see it, does NOT stain, doesn't smell funny and peels off like skin off a sunburn - one big piece!  I should have gotten this before. 

Happy! 
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jrhall036 on September 15, 2013, 06:12:26 PM
Yes, Mea, you should be able to mask in all the pebbles and have them dry by the time class starts. It only takes about 10 minutes for the masking fluid to dry on its own, but you can even speed up that time by using a hair dryer. No problems, no worries!!  :D

Alice, after your post about your new masking fluid, I had a flashback of a terrible sunburn I received when I was 12 years old after falling asleep on the beach.  What a nasty sunburn I had!  My skin peeled off like an onion skin--or just like your new masking fluid!!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2013, 06:27:09 PM
Thanks, Dennis.  Just printed the template and am testing my new masking fluid as we speak.

I will watch on Google Chrome today because I can set it to 100% so I can CHAT with you folks.

Thanks so much.  Good to go.
 :cheering:

aloha

mea (can you tell how excited I am)  :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jennylynn on September 15, 2013, 10:13:53 PM
  wow did I enjoy this class quite pleased with what I have done, although there are a few pebbles I could chuck in the sea  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 15, 2013, 10:14:11 PM
Lost the feed before the shadows were done...think I may need to make some of them a bit bigger. We'll see come the replay.


Sorry, can't seem to get rid of that darn watermark!  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Harald on September 15, 2013, 10:14:57 PM
My try paint along
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 15, 2013, 10:16:19 PM
Excellent job Jenny!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I have a long way to go...my stones, unlike yours, are sitting in the middle of a pumpkin pie! You just can't see the crust.  :whistle:      ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 15, 2013, 10:18:13 PM
Good job Harald.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I can see by yours and Jenny's, I do need to make the shadows a bit bigger.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: doina on September 15, 2013, 10:20:04 PM
Great job Jenny Harald!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Toward the end, I started to slow down. Here is whew I am now:

Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: ncwren on September 15, 2013, 10:21:01 PM
WOW!!!  I think they all look great Jenny!  :smitten:
Great start Val-sorry about your internet problems.  :-\
 O0 Nice job Harald!

I thought this paint along would be a good opportunity to use a color from Daniel Smith called Burnt Bronzite Genuine...I didn't know when I bought the paint it would have a sparkle to it.  I guess it has just enough sparkle for the colors not to pick up in the photo...ah well-live and learn.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: ncwren on September 15, 2013, 10:23:13 PM
 :clap: Looks great Doina...I got a little tired of rocks after awhile as well.  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jennylynn on September 15, 2013, 10:23:36 PM
great job harald  O0 Natalie love your colours  O0
 
val & doina know these will be great paintings  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 15, 2013, 10:25:05 PM
You've done very well Doina.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Great job Natalie, don't you just love the dimension in these stones?! Super colourings.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2013, 10:26:11 PM
So far, you all have posted great pebbles.  Mine aren't as bad as I thought. 

I still don't have my camera back yet, so will wait until the painting is a bit drier so I can scan it.

Thanks, Dennis and Nolan.  This was fun today.

Sorry, I did not chat much -- couldn't keep up.

aloha

mea (still not caught up)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 15, 2013, 10:30:18 PM
Look forward to seeing it Mea. When I'm painting I don't usually chat much either. I still can't keep up even then!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 15, 2013, 10:45:33 PM
Here's my paint a long.  Going back to look at everyone's.  Was fun. thank you Dennis.
 
Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 15, 2013, 10:49:54 PM
 O0 O0 O0  Wonderful pebbles Jennylynn, Harald, Doina and Natalie.  Sorry you lost the feed Val but we look forward to seeing your finished painting when the replay is available. 
 
Good job everyone.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 15, 2013, 10:51:48 PM
Well done Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm not certain...but I think I may have been able to get through this one in record time if only....... Well, I would have gotten further!  :heeha: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 15, 2013, 11:12:45 PM
Here's my pebble painting. 

Still had trouble with the Frog Tape pulling off some of the paper, yet it came lose at the top when I put on the hair dryer.

Did try the rubbing-the-tape-on-my-jeans trick, Val, but guess they didn't have enough lint.

I wish I had looked at the photo of the rocks while I was painting.   Would have gotten the colors more accurate.  Had all I could do to keep up.


All in all, great lesson.  learned a  lot.

Thanks, guys.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: BeaSue on September 15, 2013, 11:21:31 PM
Oooooh! Aren't these pretty? They look good enough to eat...remember those pebble-shaped candies? Nice job, everyone.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 16, 2013, 12:40:41 AM
Pop-Rocks?!  :licklips: Loved the way they popped in your mouth!  :heeha:    :2funny:

Well done Mea...looks like you might have some raw gems in there!  :heeha: Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: polliwag on September 16, 2013, 01:05:30 AM
Good looking pebbles, everyone!  Love the vivid colors!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2013, 05:40:15 AM
Alice,

You did a really nice job on your pebble painting.  Your background came out nicely and your pebbles look very good.

aloha

mea
Title: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 16, 2013, 06:06:43 AM
(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=11586)

I'm still trying to figure out how to post!  I really enjoyed this class - it's quite a challenge to keep up.

Thanks, Mea!  I love your colors!  I think it's one of your best.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2013, 06:41:46 AM
Thanks, Alice.  I found it hard to keep up so my colors were more of my creation than what Dennis was doing. 

They really were beautiful pebbles -- wish I could find pebbles like those on my beach.

Yes, it was a fun lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Pebble on September 16, 2013, 08:28:20 AM
OOOOO I love these paintings they are all fabulous - I think it's really one I should try soon.   ;D :D  Really well done everyone  :clap: :clap: O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 16, 2013, 11:41:20 AM
 O0 O0 O0  Great job Mea and Alice.  I love seeing how we all did the same painting but yet they are all different, to me, that is exciting in itself. 


Anyway, everyone did fantastically well.  Thanks once again to Dennis for an interesting and most enjoyable lesson. 


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jennylynn on September 16, 2013, 12:06:08 PM
patricia, mea & alice great job on your pebbles guys, love the colours and different variations of the same painting  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 16, 2013, 12:37:46 PM
Excellent work Alice  O0 The colourings on your pebbles are great, super job on the central one (looks like sandstone). I like the background colourings.... might have to do another 'paint-over' and get rid of my pumpkin pie look!  :2funny:    Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: scribe on September 16, 2013, 12:43:23 PM
Wow!!!!! What a great group of paintings. You all did a fantastic job.  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Peggy
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 16, 2013, 05:51:10 PM
 :thankyou:  Jennylynn and Peggy.  Much appreciated.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jrhall036 on September 16, 2013, 09:01:42 PM
My goodness!  All these pretty pebble pictures! (Say that 10 times fast!!) I'm not tongue tied at all when I say: well done everyone!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: May lynn on September 16, 2013, 09:51:17 PM
Dear mea hamo pena;
I didn't like the sticky residue left by masking tape, so I tried the expensive 'frogtape', but,
I had the same problem with the tape lifting while I was drying parts of the painting.
I finally had to go back to the standard masking tape. (cheap)
The frogtape come in yellow or green, I used the yellow tape, I am not sure if the green
version is stronger I didn't try it.    Which one did you use?
May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2013, 10:46:39 PM
May Lynn,

I used the yellow Frog Tape because it said it was for "delicate surfaces."  Well, I guess not.

I tried rubbing it over fabric first, like Val suggested.  Maybe my fabric was not linty enough.

Funny thing was that the tape started to lift off the paper when I used the hair dryer to dry the background, yet later when I tried to remove it, it lifted the top layer of the paper!.

I am using some paper that is not high quality, so that may be a big factor.

Thanks for telling me of your experience.  We all learn from each other.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 16, 2013, 10:52:42 PM
Jani,

You got me started.  Pretty pebble pictures painted promptly!

aloha

mea (alliteratively)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jrhall036 on September 16, 2013, 11:22:54 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Denise808 on September 17, 2013, 04:01:17 AM
What fun to see the variety of pebbles! I really enjoyed this one especially because, as Dennis mentioned, each pebble is like a little abstract in itself. The more I paint, the more I think semi abstract is my fave  ;D  (for now anyway.... ;) )
Thank you Dennis!
 
 
I think this could use a little more depth? Would just darkening up the shadows do the trick?  :-\
 
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: CarolHorvath on September 17, 2013, 04:13:55 AM
GREAT JOB ON THE PAINT ALONG GUYS!
Jennylynn, Harald, Doina, Natalie, Patricia, Mea, Alice and Denise your pebbles are lovely. Patricia, your pebbles look like they are under water! Lovely everyone!

Here are my pebbles in pretty sand!!! I left you guys and Dennis 1/2 hour before the end. I just now finished my last 5 pebbles. As you can see I love colors. Thank you Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 17, 2013, 04:52:17 AM
May Lynn,  Try "Artist's Tape" from an art supplier rather than any house painter's masking tape - it is much more gentle and acid balanced for framing.  Frog tape is meant to completely seal on the edges and is activated by paint - I don't think that is really what we want.  The artist's tape is pretty expensive, but it's worth it as it comes completely up without tearing the paper.  Be sure to pull away from the painted part anyway, just in case, and don't leave it on for more than a couple of days.

Alice

Dear mea hamo pena;
I didn't like the sticky residue left by masking tape, so I tried the expensive 'frogtape', but,
I had the same problem with the tape lifting while I was drying parts of the painting.
I finally had to go back to the standard masking tape. (cheap)
The frogtape come in yellow or green, I used the yellow tape, I am not sure if the green
version is stronger I didn't try it.    Which one did you use?
May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 17, 2013, 05:07:12 AM
Thanks for the advice on the Artist's Tape, Alice.

I'll check it out.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 17, 2013, 05:10:38 AM
Oh, Carol, your pebbles are superb!  How did you get them to look shiny (translucent??), not sure what the right word is.

Wow, they are so beautiful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 17, 2013, 05:10:57 AM

I think this could use a little more depth? Would just darkening up the shadows do the trick?  :-\

Denise,

You did a great job on a tough assignment! 

A first, easy fix would be to smooth out the edges of your pebbles.  They are all washed by the sea, so the edges are what tell us they are sea stones.  Try that, then, if needed, wash on darker shadows on the right, slightly upper side to give the illusion of roundness.  Keep the shadows soft on the edges - always think smooth, round and soft for these rocks. Be sure the shadows on the orange surface are nice and dark to make the lighter pebbles pop up towards you, again with soft edges because they are round. Hard edges on the shadows say sharp, rough pebble.

Alice
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 17, 2013, 05:13:22 AM
Excellent pebbles, Denise.  I knew yours would be good.  Your colors flow together so beautifully.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on September 17, 2013, 07:24:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I am really impressed with ALL the paint-a-longs and the other paintings :clap: :clap: :clap:
All you guys have done me proud, as the lesson was not so much as trying to copy my colours but the  techniques have been executed excellently. It is wonderful to see just how each one has interpreted the lesson in their own unique way. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 17, 2013, 12:38:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Denise and Carol, Fantastic job on the pebbles.  I think we all did pretty well as Dennis is  proud of us so we must have done a good job. 
 
Carol, the fact that my pebbles look like they are under water may be because every time I paint a long, I feel like I am drowning as I struggle to try and keep up.   :2funny:
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on September 17, 2013, 12:53:08 PM
My goodness gracious. Look at all the lovely rocks.
Jennylynn nice job  O0 O0
Harald Lovely work. You have grown so much.  O0 O0
Doina nice job.  O0 O0
Natalie love it.  O0 O0
Patricia nice job on yours,  O0 O0
Alice lovely.  O0 O0
Denise nice job. Some good info from Alice there.  O0 O0
Carol Nice job.  O0 O0
I think I got everybody. WAY TO GO GUYS!!!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: njnjgirl on September 17, 2013, 01:01:47 PM
Congrats everyone, these paintings are all wonderful!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Such great colors and love how each one is a bit different. :painting:   You have all done very well.  I can't wait to do this one it looks like loads of fun.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Denise808 on September 17, 2013, 08:04:33 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis!!
 :thankyou: Carol, Alice, Mea, Patricia, Nina and Mary Lou :thankyou:
 
 
Alice, an extra thank you for your suggestions, they really make sense. I didn't know how to go about the issue other than just darkening the shadows, so I really appreciate your reply. Thanks so much! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 17, 2013, 08:57:36 PM
I'm sorry I missed this class - everyone's paintings look like photographs! Bravo to all of you  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:  Can't wait to do this later...
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 18, 2013, 01:07:26 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:   :thankyou: Nina, Mary Lou and Sharon. This was such a fun class and I loved the way everyone's painting of the pebbles turned out.  Sharon you will really enjoy this lesson.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 19, 2013, 10:32:51 PM
 :hang: WARNING! I am going to rant and rave a bit.  :tickedoff: OK, I think I am finished...for now...  :tongue: Thanks for listening.

Will try again tomorrow. Hasta Manana.  :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 21, 2013, 06:15:43 PM
Finally finished!  :faint:   Couldn't figure out how to get rid of the 'pumpkin pie' colour without going darker....so decided to just throw some paint at it!  :eyesclosed:   Then painted the stones. Oh well, what can you do?  ;D

Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 21, 2013, 06:36:22 PM
Nice job on the pebbles, Val.  Glad you finally caught up to us.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 21, 2013, 07:02:04 PM
 O0 O0 O0 Wow, Val, a very nice job on the pebbles.  I really enjoyed this lesson.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 21, 2013, 08:08:05 PM
 :thankyou: Mea. I'm still down one poppy lesson.  :tongue: Will have to wait for another day...  ::)

Thank you Patricia, I find I quite like this one when I stand it on end!  :heeha: I still had some troubles seeing the shadings, but all in all I think it turned out just fine.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Tousabella on September 21, 2013, 08:14:07 PM
WOW...what wonderful pictures, and great combinations of colors. They are all lovely. Good job, everyone.


Mea...I use green painters tape...(walmart..cheap) and have had no problems with it. Seals the area perfectly for painting, and, with the hair dryer, comes off easily and cleanly.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Fencepost on September 21, 2013, 08:35:47 PM
You aced it Val! I think you and I follow the same pace...slow but sure. :clap: I just love these pebble pictures. Everyone has created amazing paintings.

Retta, like you, I've never had problems removing tape using the hair dryer. Until, that is, I used a paper that was soft and textured. It lifted the paper despite careful technique as I removed the tape. I think the problem is the paper. Some won't tolerate tape. From now on I will test the paper first!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on September 21, 2013, 09:07:19 PM
Val, I first saw you crawl, then walking, then running. With this one you are flying :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 22, 2013, 12:42:14 AM
I swear Judie, sometimes if I went any slower....I'd be taking the paint off!  :2funny: This was a really fun lesson to do, but also very challenging, at least for me.  :sweat:   I'll tell you though, it would have been a lot easier slinging that paint if I hadn't taken the masking fluid off first!  :heeha:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 22, 2013, 12:59:42 AM
Dennis ... you have put the biggest smile on my face, grinning like a Cheshire Cat!  ;D No that's a lie... I'm quite giggling with euphoria  :2funny: (Just to let you know, I never giggle  ;) )

Tough as this was for me, I learned a great deal from this lesson. If you can't make things look right...add some dark stuff and bags of water!  :2funny:     :jk:
Thank you Dennis, you've shown me that I can do this. I can paint beautiful things.  :-*
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 01:57:29 AM
Bella,

Thanks for the info on the green painters tape.

I think that my problem was the paper I used.  I don't want to use my limited  stash of good paper on lessons.  Saving that for the real thing.

aloha

mea (whenever the real thing may come)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jrhall036 on September 22, 2013, 01:33:33 PM
Bravo, Val!  Your pebbles painting deserves a standing ovation, but since we don't have a smiley that stands and claps:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

 All this talk about painter's tape makes me wonder. I've used the yellow Frogtape for a long time with no problems. It comes off clean, no tearing, leaves a clean line, and I don't have to use a hair dryer as I lift it off--although I do lift off the tape slowly to make sure it doesn't rip.  I use Canson paper, the blue series, which is not an expensive paper, too. I can say, though, that the edges around my painting are very dry before I lift off the tape.  In fact, I think the directions on the Frogtape say to wait until the paint is completely dry before lifting it off.  If your paper is still pretty wet (namely, the paper underneath the tape, not the painting itself), any kind of tape is going to tear all the way through to the bottom. I suppose, though, that what works for one person may not work so well for the next.

 :gl2:

 
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 03:14:36 PM
Jani,

I read what you had to say about the yellow frog tape.  I will experiment some more with it.  Maybe my painting was too wet when I removed it.

Thanks - very helpful info.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on September 22, 2013, 10:10:55 PM
Val nice job on those pebbles. They look awesome.  O0 O0 O0 Pumpkin?? You must of been hungry.  :2funny: :2funny: for pie.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 22, 2013, 10:16:38 PM
That is one thing I miss here in Guatemala....don't see the caribbean pumpkins here. Loved those roasted with a bit of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  :licklips: Now I'm hungry!   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: scribe on September 28, 2013, 04:56:36 PM
I didn't follow this live, but did it several days later. I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson, now I must go back and continue with other beginning lessons.

I learned a lot about glazing color. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on September 28, 2013, 05:14:24 PM
Well done Scribe, nicely detailed.   O0 I see you  'threw' some paint at it too! Highly fun and therapeutic!  :2funny:

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 28, 2013, 05:53:02 PM
Peggy,

Nice, nice, nice pebble painting.  The detail on the stones is so well done.  I think we had to add more shadowing to our pebble paintings, though.

I think you are a lot like me in that you seem to like to control your use of water.

aloha

mea  (hate to sop the water up)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: lynn p. on September 28, 2013, 06:52:12 PM
Scribe--Clean, bright and gorgeous!!!

Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on September 28, 2013, 10:07:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Scribe great job.  Very neatly done.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on October 01, 2013, 08:06:57 PM
Scribe, an absolutely excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on October 02, 2013, 06:20:13 PM
Scribe very, very nice job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Denise808 on October 07, 2013, 12:46:56 AM
Val and Scribe, so nicely done! Who would have thought looking at rocks could be so interesting!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on October 07, 2013, 01:14:10 AM
Thank you Denise. It was a challenge and well worth it. Learned lots  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: lynn p. on October 11, 2013, 03:31:47 AM
Oh Sharon, I can't see your painting but guessing it's grand.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 11, 2013, 03:49:28 AM

Here it is - hands down my favorite lesson!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Fencepost on October 11, 2013, 03:59:03 AM
Wow! Great pebbles, Sharon. I just love what has come out of that class...remarkable!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: lynn p. on October 11, 2013, 04:07:26 AM
I was RIGHT, grand it is  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: jillh on October 11, 2013, 04:22:22 AM
Sharon those pebbles look real enough to pick up.  Super job!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on October 11, 2013, 06:06:46 AM
Excellent, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on October 11, 2013, 11:45:06 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great pebbles Sharon.  I too enjoyed this lesson tremendously.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 11, 2013, 03:15:35 PM
Sharon,

Your pebbles came out so well.  I agree with those who said that this lesson was fun - maybe it was the cheery orangy background and no greens to mix!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Denise808 on October 11, 2013, 05:17:24 PM
Beautiful pebbles! Love the variation and colors on this!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 11, 2013, 06:36:40 PM
Thanks everyone! Now I need to go rock hunting so I can try my own version of this!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on October 17, 2013, 04:58:10 PM
Nice job Sharon.  O0 O0
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: doina on October 19, 2013, 11:31:40 PM
Another UFO bite the dust!. Hopefuly next week I'll be able to paint more; the weather will be cold, windy and rainy. No garden work! here is my rendition of the Pebbles. Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Alice L Lemke on October 20, 2013, 12:22:40 AM
Great job, Sharon and Doina!  This was my favorite lesson, too - I loved the way the pebbles could be abstract , realistic or just fun and the background was so forgiving.  I think it was a great lesson and I hope they have another one like this someday.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on October 20, 2013, 12:19:44 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Good job Doina and it looks so lovely framed.  Good for you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on October 20, 2013, 09:31:50 PM
This looks brill Doina  O0 I like that dimpled effect in the sand, and the shadows are great. Well done.


 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on November 11, 2013, 11:27:48 PM
Doina,  nice work.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Denise808 on November 12, 2013, 02:50:38 AM
Yes Doina, beautiful rocks... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MSWcrane on November 15, 2013, 04:29:21 PM
When I just got back to FL after 6 weeks up in the mountains of NC, I found an unfinished watercolor taped to my board  :eek:  'ROCKS'. 

I guess I will have to get working on finishing it...
right after I finish my Christmas Card painting that I am working on, a watercolor of a 'Cardinal with Holly...
Then, onto the ROCKS!   :hammer:   :stress:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on November 15, 2013, 08:48:52 PM
 :2funny: Sue that sounds a lot like me  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Tousabella on November 29, 2013, 10:44:34 PM
I finished this a 'ways back', but didn't get it photographed til today.


I centered the picture wrong on my paper, so I had to add another rock!  This was fun.  My orange didn't stay very dark, but it still looks okay.


Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 29, 2013, 11:08:43 PM
Bella,

You did an excellent job on the little stones.  This was my favorite of all the lessons I did with Dennis.  It was just so different from the others - challenging, though.

I actually like the muted background better than the bright orange -- makes it look like beach sand.

Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: lynn p. on November 29, 2013, 11:13:31 PM
Bella--This is GORGEOUS!!!  Looks so hard though!  Congrats on a job well done. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on November 30, 2013, 01:06:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Retta, your pebbles are excellent. I love the brilliant colours and like Mea said, I enjoyed it immensely too.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Bhavna on November 30, 2013, 01:13:46 AM
Here is my Pebble painting  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 01:35:17 PM
Excellent Bella! Great contrasts.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 01:37:27 PM
Bhavna, great colourings  O0   Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Denise808 on November 30, 2013, 03:44:52 PM
Retta, wasn't this fun! You did so well on it and I like your original "extra" pebble, it goes well with the others. The background color looks good, makes me assume it's sand  8)
 
Bhavna, nice job on the pebbles! pretty, natural details and lovely sunlit areas
 
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on November 30, 2013, 04:11:42 PM
Bella, Bella, what can I say dear friend. Except Wow!!!  :clap: :clap:

Pebble you also did a fantastic job also.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Tousabella on November 30, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
Oh..I love your painting.  I like the bright background.  Makes the rocks just popl  Good job...it's lovely.
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Bhavna on December 01, 2013, 03:14:40 PM
Thanks Val, Denise, Nina and Bella for lovely comments. :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: lynn p. on December 01, 2013, 06:14:05 PM
Bhavna, Nice warm earth tones there.  Good job!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 12:38:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done Bhavna.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Bhavna on December 02, 2013, 04:01:07 PM
Thank you Lynn And patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Danielle123 on November 05, 2014, 09:37:07 PM
Great job everyone.

Here is my version.   
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 05, 2014, 10:18:09 PM
Danielle, Bella, and Bhavna

Great job on the pebbles.   That is such a fun class.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: ncwren on November 05, 2014, 10:43:01 PM
Awesome  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Tania on November 05, 2014, 10:44:45 PM
Well done, Danielle! All of these paintings look really good - so interesting!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: C.Bodine on November 05, 2014, 11:00:58 PM
Outstanding, Danielle! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Tousabella on November 05, 2014, 11:04:05 PM
Well done, Danielle.  I love the 'sandy' background...it really shows off the rocks.  Great job.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on November 06, 2014, 12:24:14 AM
Super job, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Danielle123 on November 06, 2014, 04:01:00 AM
 :thankyou: so much Mea, Natalie, Tania, Christina, Tousabelle for your encouragement.  :hug:
 :thankyou: Dennis for the words of encouragement and for taking the time to view.  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 06, 2014, 04:38:37 AM
Exceptional painting Danielle!!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on November 06, 2014, 02:12:52 PM
Banner job Danielle.  :heeha:   I like the colouring of your sand, mine was a bit tooooo yellowy!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Judylh on November 06, 2014, 09:55:53 PM
WOW Danielle your pebbles are AWESOME

I saw them last night when I had a few minutes to go through the forum and wow your painting inspired me to get my water colours out today! What a cool lesson! Mine aren't even close to yours but I did have a lot of fun doing this and well for me that's what counts right!?

Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Tania on November 06, 2014, 09:59:03 PM
Nice job, Judy!
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Judylh on November 06, 2014, 10:00:38 PM
 :thankyou: Tania
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: ncwren on November 07, 2014, 12:45:24 AM
Looks good!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Danielle123 on November 07, 2014, 03:48:49 AM
 :thankyou: Val, your was very good,  sand has many coulours.
Thank you Sharron for the encouragement.
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Judith you did great,  I am glad it made you want to do bring your wc out. it was fun making them, i have been wanting to do them for a long time.

  I want to eventulay make rocks under water.   

 
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on November 07, 2014, 06:40:53 AM
Judy, you also did a great painting :clap: :clap: :clap: The colours are softer, but that is not serious as it is the technique that counts, and you have grasped it O0
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on November 07, 2014, 01:09:26 PM
Thank you Danielle, perhaps a repeat is in order on my part.  :think:

Great job Judy, I found the 'secret' to this one was in the values of the stones. I went over some of mine 3....4...6??? times!  :D   As Dennis has already said you got the technique down and that is key. Your layering looks great.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Judylh on November 07, 2014, 05:57:04 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis Val Natalie and Danielle and everyone!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2015, 06:10:42 PM

Comments welcome

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 14, 2015, 06:21:42 PM
Nina

Lovely work on the little rocks.  I enjoyed that painting myself because the colors are so pretty.

Good to see that lesson again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on December 14, 2015, 08:00:54 PM
Nina, see my comment on onlineartlessons.com
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Happychappy on December 16, 2015, 01:53:51 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely job Nina.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: NHC50 on December 20, 2015, 05:53:07 PM
Thanks Mea, Dennis and Patricia for your comments.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: cyril on May 10, 2020, 11:05:19 PM
Lockdown giving much time to practise...My version of the lesson...this was done painting along with Dennis.... :thankyou: Dennis for this great online workshop

Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Bill76434 on May 10, 2020, 11:13:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: great colours
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: dennis on May 11, 2020, 01:05:55 AM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: njnjgirl on May 11, 2020, 12:18:23 PM
Love this! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: nolan on May 11, 2020, 09:12:08 PM
love the colours in this one Cyril :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #74 - Painting a Pebble Group
Post by: Val on May 15, 2020, 06:21:53 PM
I loved this lesson Cyril, wonderful job. I think this will be my first ¬®back to w/c painting¬®.  O0
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