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Title: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on September 06, 2013, 10:06:30 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 #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 06, 2013, 10:31:02 PM
 :oops: Looks like you may have skipped a couple Dennis..... but I do like the idea of a rose archway!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on September 07, 2013, 09:19:11 AM
Nope, not skipped any, all the others are here.
Nowadays when I add a lesson to the main List I add it here also in advance.

Why? Because some members start asking questions on the forum long before the lesson is due. So, when it is time for me to add it to the forum, my post is way down the list and gets lost and few get to see the post for the template or any comment I may make in that post.

Now my post will ALWAYS be the first post and minimizes the necessity for me to move and merge posts because some do not add the Lesson number to it.
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 07, 2013, 10:21:45 AM
 Clever idea.  :smart: That should eliminate any future confusion.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: ncwren on September 21, 2013, 01:07:38 AM
Any homework before class?
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on September 21, 2013, 01:43:06 AM
No homework - this is an easy one for a change ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 21, 2013, 11:02:52 AM
 :sweat: whew!   :yippee:

Still have 4 pebbles to go...  :fight:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 22, 2013, 08:09:43 PM
 :'( Sadly, I cannot access this class for I am being asked for a Serial Number and I haven't one, tried putting in my Order number/Receipt Number and ID but to no avail. Will have to wait for the replay. It would seem like it never "booked" the transaction even though I have been supplied with my receipt number. Anyway, I will wait for Nolan to get back to me.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 22, 2013, 09:43:33 PM
Can you believe it? I was already behind when Dennis started the masking fluid!  :2funny:   Anyway, I have no idea what colours Dennis used or where he put them. I just kept throwing paint on every time I heard a colour. I think I've developed a new style ..... mishmash painting!  :2funny:

Her ya go, such as it is.  ;D

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Germa on September 22, 2013, 10:03:39 PM
Watch the replay in slow motion Val, it still has all the options for being a great painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on September 22, 2013, 10:07:57 PM
How did you get on so fast Val. I was just talking to you at the lesson.  :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 22, 2013, 10:11:32 PM
 :thankyou: Germa... slow motion... is that an option we have?  ;D

 :heeha: Nina I popped over and posted it while my 'tv' was buffering...did that a lot today...when it wasn't dropping the feed!  :faint:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jennylynn on September 22, 2013, 10:13:20 PM
 O0
  well here's my effort lol  although did enjoy this one
 
 
val another great painting in the making  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: doina on September 22, 2013, 10:15:19 PM
Here is where I gave up. A lot of details have to be worked  :sweat: Doina

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: ncwren on September 22, 2013, 10:19:07 PM
 O0 Great start Val!

Jennylynn-your greens are great-you nailed the bushes!  :clap:

Almost there Doina!  :)

I was the queen of smearing my hand in wet paint....I mean I WANTED moss on my fence!  :whistle:   I don't know why I have a big cauliflower for a bush group?  :confused:

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jennylynn on September 22, 2013, 10:25:45 PM
doina great start know this will be another great painting O0
 
Natalie I really do like this, as regards your "cauliflower"  a few dabs of greens in there and you wouldn't even notice it  O0
 
patricia so sorry you couldn't get into the class  :(
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: SunRai on September 22, 2013, 10:30:47 PM
Wow - they all look great - even the WIPs!   :clap:
 
Patricia - I got the same message, and then realized that for some reason it wasn't showing my profile.  I logged out and back in again, and that solved the problem.  But, I did miss the intro.  At least I hadn't planned to paint along.  So sorry you missed it, though.   :'(
 
I've also found that I can't have anything else running, no other windows open, while viewing the class, or I get even more buffering!  Plus, I think there are unseen "gremlins" at work in my WiFi sometimes!  Anyway, despite it all, it was a great class.  Now, I'm looking forward to the replay so I can see what I missed!   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: doina on September 22, 2013, 10:51:41 PM
Great work Jennylynn and Natalie. Val, your bushes llok great, and we'll be finishing ours once the replay is out. Somehow my picture is much lighter that it is in reality. It was taken under artificial light. Thanks everyone for encouragement.  :thankyou: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 11:29:10 PM
Patricia,

I had this problem and Denise and Nolan worked on it until they figured out what went wrong.  They were able to open it eventually, but did give me the info for future classes. I had paid by credit card.  Since then, I have paid by PAYPAL and the class unlocks automatically.

Hope this helps you in the future.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 22, 2013, 11:35:55 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done everyone on your paint-a-long.  They all look wonderful and I am so sad that I wasn't able to participate.
 
Val your painting has great potential. It looks like it is going to be a knock out!! I love the light on top your your front tree/bush.  Good job so far.
 
Jennylynn, gorgeous as always, lovely combination of greens.
 
Doina a good start.
 
Natalie a lovely, lovely painting too.
 
Pat, I tried everything to no avail.  I logged in and out several times but got the repeated message. I then noticed that it said I still had to book the lesson when I had already booked and paid for it so there is something not quite right but Nolan will sort it out as he always does.
 
Anyway, I am looking forward to the replay so that I can do what looked like such an interesting and fun lesson.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 22, 2013, 11:41:51 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea for that information.  I also used a credit card as I always do but this is the first time I have had a problem.  However, when I booked the lesson I had a problem with the "View Cart" showing up on the screen every time I logged on. I contacted Nolan who said to just go in and delete the contents which I did and never thought another thing of it for it resolved the problem of the "View Cart" icon showing.  Anyway, Nolan will get back to me when he has a moment.  Thanks anyway for responding, much appreciated. 
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 22, 2013, 11:49:21 PM
To all who started and finished/started and got left behind -  looks like a fun class, as always.  Sorry I wasn't able to join in today.

Nice paintings today folks, although it looked intricate with all those little pickets.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 23, 2013, 12:37:52 AM
Well done Jenny, aren't you glad this class was an 'easy' one?  :2funny: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Doina, looks like we have our work cut out for us this week! Good job so far.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Natalie, I have the answer to your question....too much water! Trust me, I know about caulies!  :2funny: you did a great job. The roses and arbour look great.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: CarolHorvath on September 23, 2013, 03:10:58 AM
Val, nice beginning it looks like it will be great! (I like that green tape-mine is blue)
Jennylynn, very nice painting
Doina,good beginning-I find it easier with a replay
Natalie, I always say Have Cauliflower, Make Tree. Your roses are pretty

Well, I just got home from mothers and finished what was messed up. It is still sad, but loads better than it was.
I had to repaint my fence with white acrylic and then repaint with watercolor. I also made a tree in the back because it just didn't look right. This was a hard one to paint along and watch what Dennis was up to at the same time!!  :'(

Title: Rose Archway
Post by: Alice L Lemke on September 23, 2013, 04:08:21 AM
Good job, Carol! You are being too hard on yourself! You did a great job on the shadows.

Have you, or anyone here, ever tried using watercolor ground to restore the white of the paper?   Daniel Smith has 3 different colors and I got a couple of free samples when I ordered from Merriartist.com.  They say can use it on different surfaces so you can paint watercolors on glass, canvas, wood, etc.  I think I'm going to experiment...

I'm sorry I couldn't make the class this week.  I will be ordering the next class, but I will be in Wawona, Yosemite next Sunday so I will not be able to do it live. I volunteer there.  Anyone need photos of REALLY BIG trees? 

Beautiful paintings, everyone!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: njnjgirl on September 23, 2013, 10:16:57 AM
Val, Jenny, Doina, Natalie and Carol, good job on this.  Very pretty paintings and the ones that are not quite finished I know will turn out wonderful as well.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 23, 2013, 12:27:47 PM
I can't see anything too worrisome Carol. I think you did a fne job. I like the way your fence turns back into the picture. Great idea. O0 Fantastic job on the foreground, excellent recovery on the fence...of course I am assuming it really did need recovering!  ;D    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jrhall036 on September 23, 2013, 01:15:16 PM
Very impressive painting everyone!  I sure wish the roses around my front yard fence turned out that well this year (and last year, and the year before).  Beautiful!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 23, 2013, 01:27:07 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely job Carol, once again, the same picture but so different.  I just love it.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: May lynn on September 24, 2013, 01:11:30 AM
Dear Carolhorvath;
 
I loved your interpretation of the fence in this lesson.  I hope you
don't mind if I do the same in mine.   I am waiting for the replay before
I go ahead with any modifications.  Yay or Nay?
 
May lynn 
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: CarolHorvath on September 24, 2013, 03:35:09 AM
 May Lynn  :thankyou:  and you go right ahead I will be anxious to see yours. Like I said mine had a fence on a fence on a fence.
Thank you everyone for your comments and input. Just like everyone else it gives me focus and knowledge.

Carol
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: May lynn on September 24, 2013, 04:30:30 AM
 
 :thankyou:  Carol, I'll do my best.
 
May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: doina on September 25, 2013, 06:59:12 PM
here is my rendition of the rose archway. Doina


 and here is t framed! what a difference makes a frame!!!

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Ray3 on September 25, 2013, 07:14:06 PM
Looking at the original photo and looking at all of your paintings it looks a lot harder than one may think, all of you have done an excellent job in doing this climbing rose trellis and especially the picket fence   Well done all of you   Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on September 25, 2013, 09:40:01 PM
I think you all did a fantastic job on your paintings.  :clap:  :clap:
I see Nolan got the video fixed. I had tried to look at it last night. But of course I could not.  :2funny:
I will not be with you this Sunday. Going to Branson,Mo. To see our son and his wife.
I know you will miss my delightful wittiness.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: lynn p. on September 25, 2013, 10:32:27 PM
Wow, these are stunning.  Doina, you have a person in your archway looking out at us. Do you see him/her?  Was it on purpose?
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: doina on September 25, 2013, 11:01:27 PM
that's the person that takes care of the rose garden  :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2013, 12:37:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Doina a beautiful job on the Rose Archway.  Excellent and yes, I see the person peeping out of the Archway too.   
 
Nina, Enjoy your visit with your son and daughter-in-law this weekend.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2013, 03:05:56 AM
Cool, it does look like a person in the archway.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on September 26, 2013, 12:30:52 PM
Doina, when he's done trimming up your archway.....send him over, mine is in serious need of attention!  :2funny:

Well done Doina.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jrhall036 on September 26, 2013, 06:46:49 PM
As always, Doina, quite beautiful!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2013, 08:10:41 PM
Here is my Rose Archway for your comments and critiques.  Many thanks.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: polliwag on September 26, 2013, 08:27:58 PM
Girls, the archways look great.. I have to get off this computer or I would comment on each.  Sorry I don't have more time!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2013, 08:44:56 PM
 :thankyou:  Dianne, It is lovely to see/hear from you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2013, 09:32:05 PM
Patricia,

Your rose archway is lovely, even without a man lurking in the distance.  I love the blue trim around the windows.

Nice, very nice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jrhall036 on September 26, 2013, 10:02:42 PM
Very nice, Patricia!  I love the perspective you've achieved here, and that fence is awesome!!  Well done!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: 

Wait!  Is that a man I see peeking out his head from behind the gate???  Hee! Hee!  Mea, now you have me looking for a peeping Tom in this picture. Bad girl!!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2013, 10:37:02 PM
Jani,  Yes, bad girl.  Go to your room (and paint).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 26, 2013, 11:15:17 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mea and Jani, your comments are always valued and appreciated. 


Crumbs, Jani, I just had another look at my painting and I also see "someone" lurking there .... what the heck is it with this painting we did????? 


Dennis    :help: there's a spook in the rose archway!!!  :eyesclosed:


People reading this must think we have gone nuts!!!!




Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2013, 11:37:03 PM
There's a guy to the left below the window that looks.  He looks like Ronald Reagan!!

Dennis - what did you secretly sneak into the template?

I'm going to watch very carefully this Sunday to be sure I'm not letting some strange guy into my house!!
 :knuppel2:

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on September 27, 2013, 03:43:49 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:   Have not had time to comment on the paintings yet :o
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 27, 2013, 05:06:44 AM
Dennis,

It'll be interesting to hear what you have to say about the strange men lurking in the shadows!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 27, 2013, 11:46:43 AM
Yes, Mea, I saw the Ronald Reagan "look alike" too after you pointed it out.  I am wondering if what Dennis taught us in the abstract painting lesson is coming to the fore and that was "seeing" things in the abstract painting we did?   Maybe!  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: ncwren on September 27, 2013, 12:49:29 PM
 :clap: Carol and Patricia!

 :heeha: Love the mystery of your gardener Doina!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 28, 2013, 10:09:56 PM
 :thankyou:  Natalie.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: lynn p. on September 28, 2013, 11:47:37 PM
Oh Patricia--I love those vibrant colors and great contrasts.  Very well done indeed!

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on September 29, 2013, 10:52:28 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynnp for your kind comments which I always value.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jillh on October 01, 2013, 12:04:08 AM
Finally finished this painting.  Got lost in the paint-along.  Would like to try it again. 
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jillh on October 01, 2013, 12:05:34 AM
Forgot to insert the image.

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on October 01, 2013, 12:10:43 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gosh, Jill, you did a fantastic job of the Rose Archway.  Your painting is so neat, has lovely contrast. Just gorgeous.  Good for you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: scouserl41 on October 01, 2013, 12:18:33 AM
That's beautiful, the gate just slightly ajar seems to be welcoming everyone in.
Frame that one.
Congratulations.
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 01, 2013, 01:47:50 AM
Jill

Great work on the rose archway.  Your shadows on the fence looks so real. 

Nice, nice, very nice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jillh on October 01, 2013, 03:32:20 AM
Thanks Patricia, Brian and Pat for your encouraging comments. I'll think about framing it, Brian.  You remind me of what my dad once told me.  "A bad original is better than any print".
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on October 01, 2013, 05:52:15 PM
  "A bad original is better than any print".

I like your dad.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on October 02, 2013, 06:32:35 PM
Patricia good job.  O0 O0
Jill I like your, good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on October 02, 2013, 09:55:46 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina, I appreciate your comments.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: C.Bodine on October 04, 2013, 02:26:18 AM
Jill, wonderful job! Colors look great! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: jillh on October 04, 2013, 04:26:01 AM
Mea,  Nina and Christina,  thank for your encouraging comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on October 08, 2013, 07:40:56 PM
Got it done!  :sweat: Repainted 90% of the background.....bit better. Gained slightly better aerial perspective.

Now I get to see the skyline lesson!!  :heeha:    :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 08, 2013, 09:16:27 PM
Val,

Nice job on the rose archway.  Love the blue on the window frame.

Where's the lurker?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on October 08, 2013, 09:30:20 PM
Thanks Mea, instead of the lurker, I opted to 'fix' the arbour where it was damaged in a blow  ::) :whistle:   I painted duct tape over the repair.  >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on October 08, 2013, 10:10:45 PM
WELL!!!!! aren't you the artist? Very proud of you.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on October 08, 2013, 10:22:07 PM
Val,  now you are doing some lovely paintings :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on October 08, 2013, 10:32:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely, bright and happy painting Val.  Very neatly done.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Fencepost on October 08, 2013, 10:35:52 PM
Wow, Val! To borrow a phrase, banner job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Denise808 on October 08, 2013, 10:36:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: very awesome Val!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on October 08, 2013, 10:57:55 PM
 :blush: Aw gee, thank you Nina.

Dennis, I just shake my head. I haven't the foggiest how this happens...one minute it's wet ca-ca, and then it dries and voila! Not so bad.  :heeha:    :2funny:

Thanks much Patricia, appreciated...but you might want to rethink the 'neat' part!  ;D

Judie, highest praise.  :thankyou:

Thank you Denise...maybe one day I'll catch up with you!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on December 04, 2013, 10:47:44 PM
Well here is another lesson. Let me know if I need to change something. Will do this one again.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Tousabella on December 05, 2013, 01:56:05 AM
Nina....looks awesome!  It's lovely...I love the colors and shading. Wow...I'd sure hang it on my wall!!
 :clap:       :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: lynn p. on December 05, 2013, 02:44:09 AM
Great Nina.  That is lovely.  Who wouldn't hand this one! The roses are beautiful and I just love that blue shadow on the white fence.
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: C.Bodine on December 05, 2013, 03:11:08 AM
Beautiful, Nina! I agree with Lynn, the shadows on the fence are great! I like the variations in the grass, too! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 05, 2013, 05:26:57 AM
Nina,

Lovely, lovely.  Love the tones on the green tree to the right.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on December 05, 2013, 01:29:40 PM
 :thankyou: Bella, Lynn, C.B., Mea, for your kind words. I guess that means I don't have to do anything to it. 
:2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 03:17:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nina, an absolutely great Rose Archway.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on December 05, 2013, 09:42:20 PM
Well done Nina  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: NHC50 on December 06, 2013, 07:28:59 PM
Thank you Patricia and Val.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 23, 2014, 09:57:47 PM
I really enjoyed this lesson - and it's timely because someone has asked me to paint a picture of their house and it has lots of vegetation like this one does.  I probably won't be painting it until the end of the summer, but it's sure nice to have had this practice opportunity! Any tweaks recommended? Thanks!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: ncwren on June 23, 2014, 11:21:29 PM
  :clap: looks great Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Fencepost on June 24, 2014, 12:03:37 AM
Another winner, Sharon. I'm so inspired by your determination and working the lessons for all they're worth. Way to go!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 24, 2014, 12:17:13 AM
Thanks Natalie and Judie - and I just counted - I have 15 more of the WC lessons still to complete!! I think I'll be busy for a few weeks yet!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Tousabella on June 24, 2014, 12:30:57 AM
Good job, Sharon. Looks lovely and the shading is great. Look forward to the next one!     :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on June 24, 2014, 07:33:27 AM
Very well painted :clap: :clap: :clap:
The only tweak I can see at the moment is to just darken up the depth of the bush just above the  fence top and fade it out upwards. That will give a lovely contrast between the white of the fence and the shadow of the bush O0
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 24, 2014, 04:18:04 PM
And you're right, Dennis - just a little darker color by the fence made a difference. Thanks!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on June 24, 2014, 09:16:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on July 05, 2014, 07:25:37 PM
Well done Sharon, now your shadows along the fence stand out as well.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Danielle123 on July 05, 2014, 07:46:50 PM
Val, Nina and Sharon,  i somhow have missed all those beautifull paintings,   Great job everyone.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 05, 2014, 08:12:29 PM
Thanks, Val - and welcome back to PB - we've missed you! How's your mom?
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Val on July 11, 2014, 05:10:59 PM
Thanks Sharon, trying to spend a little time here...helps me decompress.  ;)   I just put an update under PJ's Adventures.
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Danielle123 on November 06, 2014, 03:56:12 AM
Here is my version of the roses archway.  I truly enjoyed that one, thank you Dennis. 
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Denise808 on November 06, 2014, 04:15:33 AM
This is so beautiful Danielle. Love the colors and it shows nice variation of depth  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on November 06, 2014, 04:37:15 AM
Nice job Danielle!  Your sky is really pretty and the colors are great. The back tree has some white splotches on it. Not sure what those are. You did am excellent job of the flowers and leaves cascading over the left side of the fence. Perhaps you could have some leaves cascading over the right side and also have them poke through the fence. I really enjoyed this lesson!
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Tania on November 06, 2014, 05:04:27 AM
Very nice  :painting:, Danielle!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 06, 2014, 05:13:06 AM
Danielle,

The rose archway painting is lovely.  Nice work on the roof and windows, roses, lattice.  Agree with Sharon on the white spots on the trees. 

You are so talented.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on November 06, 2014, 08:40:31 AM
Danielle, a very lovely and lively painting :clap: :clap: :clap: If my guess is correct you added some masking fluid in the tree area to simulate a "see-through effect" for the birds to fly through. Add some of the sky colour in them and then soften down the sharp edges caused by the masking fluid O0
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Danielle123 on November 06, 2014, 02:14:16 PM
 :thankyou: Denise, Sharron, Tania, Mea and Dennis for the advice and encouragement.     
Yes I did want to make some sky holes and they are big and I forgot to add a bit of leaves in them and I will soften the edges.    I will also add some leaves on the right side of the fence.  I value your advice and opinion.
 :thankyou: so much  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: ncwren on November 06, 2014, 02:17:18 PM
Gorgeous job on the archway and roses!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 14, 2015, 04:58:12 PM
I think I fell of the bus with this one but as usual I enjoyed it very much, thanks again Dennis for a brilliant class. ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: thebryce on June 17, 2015, 03:50:57 PM
 :clap: You and I have similar issues. On our paintings we need to reduce the urge to go dark to soon.  The first run through needs to be much lighter than we think it should be. The second and subsequent washes can take the values darker until everything looks right. I think we have an issue with water control too because the bleed greys out the bright colors and reduces detail.    Reduce the urge to paint wet into "super wet" when the lesson does not require it so that the details don't flow into each other after you lay the color down.  Sometimes I do not dry the paper like Dennis does with a hair dryer and then my details blur out as the color bleeds for the next hour on the damp paper. The trees and bushes were just painted with an over abundance of water is all.
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Bellarina on June 18, 2015, 07:29:23 AM
Looks as if the important elements are there Louisa.  You are improving everyday.
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 18, 2015, 03:50:39 PM
Thanks Robin and Bryce . :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on June 19, 2015, 02:50:56 AM
Well done, Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bryce has some very interesting and good insight to take note of O0
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 19, 2015, 07:34:26 AM
Thanks Dennis, when I read Bryce's comment I realised that that is my problem. Thanks Bryce. :hug: :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: robynann on May 10, 2020, 04:43:38 PM
I felt like taking a watercolor class today.. Soooo much fun! Thanks Dennis...

Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: nolan on May 10, 2020, 08:45:16 PM
Wow, great job :heeha: :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: dennis on May 10, 2020, 09:55:34 PM
Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Bill76434 on May 10, 2020, 11:13:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: so good
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: robynann on May 11, 2020, 01:24:57 AM
Thanks sooo much Nolan, Dennis and Bill.. Watercolors are such a challenge for me but I really like them...
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: njnjgirl on May 11, 2020, 12:13:43 PM
I love this Robyann and you did a fabulous job.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: robynann on May 12, 2020, 02:20:40 PM
Thanks so much Mary Lou...
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 12, 2020, 06:12:58 PM
Wow, Robynann, you really took on a challenge and came through with flying colors.

Yes, watercolor does take some getting used to.  I still try to paint them as if I were using oils!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: robynann on May 15, 2020, 06:37:18 PM
Thanks Mea so much.. I'm taking a lot of watercolor classes to get better at them..
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: TeresaM on May 17, 2020, 12:13:34 AM
Well done Robynann for taking up the watercolours  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: robynann on May 17, 2020, 06:53:55 AM
Teresa thanks sooo much...
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: nolan on May 17, 2020, 09:51:24 PM
I'm taking a lot of watercolor classes to get better at them..
:yippee: :gl:
Title: Re: LESSON #75 - Rose Archway
Post by: Art_S on January 22, 2021, 05:17:48 PM
I would like to try this. I don't have much problem with drawing that photo. But I don't know what to do when coloring! I Don't know how to paint real pictures. Is creativity necessary? Or should it look exactly like the picture? What should I pay attention to? :(
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