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Title: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on November 29, 2013, 10:20:37 AM
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-lesson86-small-stream-pastel-template.pdf (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson86-small-stream-pastel-template.pdf)

PS      A small 30 piece soft pastel set will be more than adequate for this lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 01:13:35 PM
This should be a real challenge for me and my 12!  :tongue: I'm game...  ^-^
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on December 01, 2013, 02:21:04 AM
It's still surprising what you can do with only 12 ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 03:51:21 PM
 :'( I won't be able to attend the live class as I am going to Ottawa for the weekend.  However, I will catch up on the replay.  Enjoy the  :painting:  lesson everyone.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 05, 2013, 09:39:30 PM
Don't forget your mukluks....you'll need them at the north pole!  :cold:       ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 09:58:45 PM
Yes Val, I do believe that Ottawa is decidedly colder than what we are here.  Anyway, it is just for the weekend so it shouldn't be too bad.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 05, 2013, 11:55:57 PM
Enjoy!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: jillh on December 06, 2013, 12:51:00 AM
Travel safely and enjoy the weekend Patricia.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on December 06, 2013, 07:27:43 PM
Dennis I got your email for the template. But I deleted it. So can on here to get it. But it is not here. Can you put it on here? Thanks

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on December 06, 2013, 07:35:10 PM
There you go, Nina O0 Thanks for reminding me.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 08, 2013, 03:50:40 PM
Major internet problems here today. It was a real fight to get the challenges closed and winner(s) posted.  :sweat:
I sure hope I'll be able to get the class today. I tried playing a drawing video but it packed in after 17 seconds.  :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: MSWcrane on December 08, 2013, 05:06:32 PM
Dennis, I have signed up for today's class, but do not have any pastels, can I do the entire picture in watercolors, will you please give the colors to use for them?
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on December 08, 2013, 09:12:15 PM
Thanks Dennis--I learned so much about technique!!! Unfortunately my wc paper has almost no tooth so I just did straight pastel today on pastel paper.  I think the wc underpainting produced a prettier result.  So this is with my new old grummies and blocked in with hard pastels rather than wc.  Merry Christmas everyone!


Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 08, 2013, 09:14:07 PM
 :heeha: Gorgeous Lynn! You are just awe inspiring in all the mediums you've used so far. Banner job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: jillh on December 08, 2013, 09:34:10 PM
Well that was the fastest painting I have ever done!  Had fun!  Looking forward to learning All about Pastels next year.

Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: jillh on December 08, 2013, 09:35:58 PM
Really nice painting Lynn!  I envy your talent!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on December 08, 2013, 09:37:21 PM
Yes Jill, crazy fast Huh?  Like your value range and distant mountain.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on December 08, 2013, 09:42:13 PM
Lynn and Jill awesome job. Really like them.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: jennylynn on December 08, 2013, 09:53:20 PM
lynn & jill awesome job on your paintalongs  :clap: :clap: :clap:
 
couldn't do class tonite had other commitments unfortunately  :(
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on December 08, 2013, 10:19:43 PM
Lynn and Jill wonderful paintings.  The shadings are terrific.  Was a great class, and you two have done a super job.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on December 08, 2013, 11:27:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Lynn and Jill, lovely pastel  paintings.




 :thankyou:  Val, had a lovely weekend in Ottawa and arrived back here just after 1.30 this afternoon, rushed upstairs hoping to get the reference drawing done but found my printer was on the blink so I had to just sit and watch Dennis' lesson which I really enjoyed and can't wait to tackle.  Ottawa, surprisingly enough was warmer than down here.  We have come home to frigid weather and my clever husband turned the furnace off before we left on Friday so our house is like a freezer!!!  I am literally sitting on top of an electric heater trying to "thaw" out.


 :thankyou: Jill, had a great weekend and a safe return journey .... all highway travelling which was so easy especially since the roads were clear and no snow.  We are expecting snow over night so I think we made it back just in time.




Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: BeaSue on December 08, 2013, 11:34:20 PM
Lynn and Jill, your paint-alongs are superb! There is NO WAY I could paint that fast,   :sweat: but I took 4 pages of notes as I watched and am now busy with rendering the painting.

I suspect my Strathmore 400 series doesn't have quie the tooth I need, but we'll see.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bhavna on December 09, 2013, 12:23:35 AM
He is my paint along of small stream :)
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: BeaSue on December 09, 2013, 01:31:54 AM
Now that I see the harsh reality of the photo  :whistle: I realize I have a ways to go. But I enjoyed this lesson very much, and look forward to perfecting (if ever!) the pastel technique. (How did my rocks disappear?!)

Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 09, 2013, 01:33:13 AM
Jill and Bhavna, both great paintings. Well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 09, 2013, 01:35:58 AM
 :heeha: Excellent job Susan.  Love the mountain  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Lidiya on December 09, 2013, 05:03:32 AM

Another great class, Dennis.  :smitten: I learned a lot today. Just needed to stop fiddling around and posted the painting.
 
Wonderful paintings Susan O0,  Bhavna O0, Jill O0, Lynn O0.

All the best.
Lidiya
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Maryna on December 09, 2013, 07:08:15 AM
Looking great everyone, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: JayJ on December 09, 2013, 09:13:22 AM
Great work everyone!Although i enjoyed the class found it abit challenging.need to master watercolour first!i could try with pastel base but then it is not wc/pastel!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on December 09, 2013, 10:34:37 AM
Great work Lidiya. Wonderful textures  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on December 09, 2013, 12:01:31 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely paintings Bhavna, Susan and Lidiya.  Pastels have a "soft" look to them and I thought you all did so well in this medium.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: BeaSue on December 09, 2013, 01:08:28 PM
Thank you, guys! I think I'd like to try this again on my Arches block (11x14) instead of the 9x12 Strathmore 400 series, a paper I tend to use more for practice--it's not my favorite. The Arches seems to have more tooth. I am also struggling to get enough intensity from my inexpensive pastels, which may contain more filler and less pigment.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: BeaSue on December 09, 2013, 01:12:33 PM
Bhavna and Lidiya, good job!  :clap:   :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bhavna on December 09, 2013, 01:36:39 PM
 :thankyou: everyone for you awesome comments. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on December 09, 2013, 01:56:15 PM
Lydia, Susan nice job.  O0
Bhavna you also did a nice job. I think your water in the stream looks like it is going too roll out of the banks. I think it's because of the direction of the lines, they have a curve to them.
They need to be more parallel. Hope this helps. Love the sky colors and the rest of it.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on December 10, 2013, 12:48:22 AM
Bhavna--I love your greens and your shrubbery
Susan--Yours really shows the beauty of the watercolor showing through.  Nice mountain.
Lidya--I like the fanciful look of your trees!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 10, 2013, 05:34:41 AM
KUDDOS to: Lynn--gorgeous painting; to Jill--love the water so realistic; to Bhavna--colors are very nice; to Susan--very nicely done; to Lidiya--I think Van Gogh when I look at your painting. (one of the old masters if not he)
Everyone did a nice job. I didn't do this one.

Carol
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: ImBatman on December 10, 2013, 06:19:52 AM
Well done everyone.

Extra brownie points Bhavna for the birds. Seems to add a bit of zing!

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Steven on January 13, 2014, 11:53:04 PM
This was fun, I need to work on my tree masses to get them believable.  I really like the control/lack there of with pastels, it connects the other side of my brain me thinks!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on January 14, 2014, 01:00:54 AM
Beautifully done Steven, especially like the tree on the left. Wonderful colourings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on January 14, 2014, 01:58:22 AM
Very good if this was your first pastel, Steven  :clap: :clap: :clap:  This is a totally different kind of technique :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on January 14, 2014, 02:23:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Geez, I am shocked Steven, you seem to control pastels very well.  Lovely pastel painting.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Steven on January 14, 2014, 07:27:33 AM
 :thankyou: for the warm support!   :hug:

Dennis I did the day lilies one prior to this, but this was the first landscape (and really, my first landscape period in color anyways).  I want to do some larger canvases now, small is so much harder, a hint of color here, a suggestion of shape there, it has it's place I know but larger will allow me to work easier with my flintstone mitts!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: MSWcrane on January 15, 2014, 01:24:29 AM
Dennis,
I have only WaterColors and NO pastels.  :'(
I decided to do this one anyway.  I painted along with you.   :sweat:  Just didn't get it photographed untill today.   :coffee:

It was fun trying to keep up with you and picking my paints to match your pastel colors, as much as I could with what I had.  :pullhair:  :death:

My husband loves it and made me frame it.  I am not sure I would have done the frame otherwise.   :-\

Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: jillh on January 15, 2014, 01:49:59 AM
Lovely painting Sue.  Sounds like you have a very supportive husband.  Good for him.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on January 15, 2014, 03:59:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  for your husband.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on January 15, 2014, 12:33:27 PM
Beautifully done paintings everyone. Wow.....I would love to try this but have too much going on right now.  Keep up the great work! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: MSWcrane on January 15, 2014, 07:49:22 PM
 :thankyou: Yes, my Husband Dave is very supportive of my painting efforts  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on January 21, 2014, 08:32:48 PM
Hi...this was fun and I really enjoyed it. Finally got someone to take a pic for me to post.
This is so much darker than the painting....and NO fixative on it yet!!  Wowser!
Look forward to the classes this year.


Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on January 21, 2014, 08:46:43 PM
I like this Bella! Excellent colourings. Very well done.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on January 21, 2014, 09:02:58 PM
Way to go Bella. Very virbrant.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on January 21, 2014, 09:39:42 PM
Wow Bella, what a beautiful use of color and I especially like your sky!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on January 21, 2014, 10:58:25 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bella very nice with all the bright colours.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: jillh on January 21, 2014, 11:25:06 PM
A very pretty picture Bella.  Love the clouds and bright colors.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on January 22, 2014, 12:09:09 AM
 :thankyou:   :thankyou:   everyone!  Much appreciated.  It's so vivid in the photo, but the painting isn't quite as 'wild'!!  Thanks, again, for the encouragement .... I'm just halfway thru the second Lily, and it's neat stuff to work with.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 12, 2014, 10:10:15 PM

i'm beginning to enjoy pastels - in spite of my dirty fingers! I just realized, this is the last of the old watercolor classes that I haven't taken yet…maybe this means I need to join the pastels club!?!?  Anyway, any edit suggestions are welcome as always!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on September 12, 2014, 10:24:40 PM
Well done, Sharon. I especially like the left tree :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 12, 2014, 10:39:46 PM
Thanks, Dennis - I'm rather fond of that one, too!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on September 12, 2014, 11:04:06 PM
I think you would do really well with the pastels club Sharon.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 12, 2014, 11:12:36 PM
Sharon,

Yes, the tree on the left is so dramatic. 

Like the way you varied the different tree/shrub groups.

Is the dark line along the right side of the stream too rigid (except in the middle near the big rock)?  Maybe some lighter spots or a break in a couple places.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 13, 2014, 12:21:23 AM
Thanks, Natalia - and I see what you mean, Mea - I'll try to fix that…thanks!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on March 31, 2015, 06:02:33 PM

Here is another one.


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 31, 2015, 06:57:48 PM
Nina, a nice fresh looking painting with good tonal ranges :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Val on March 31, 2015, 07:23:20 PM
Nicely done Nina  O0 Lovely colourings and blending.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on March 31, 2015, 08:23:11 PM
Very pretty Nina  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2015, 11:25:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely beautiful Nina.  It has a tranquil feeling to it.         Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on April 01, 2015, 03:02:39 AM
Thanks everybody much appreciated.  :hug:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on April 01, 2015, 07:58:39 AM
Looks like you haven't missed a beat Nina.
All of your current paintings are wonderfully done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2015, 01:10:33 PM
Lovely, excellent wc painting Nina.  Very clean painting with crisp colours.  :yippee:

I missed doing that one I shall try it.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on April 01, 2015, 03:15:42 PM
 :thankyou: Robin and Danielle. I forgot to tell you all what happened with this painting. I had it about half way done, when I made a mistake and the only thing that I could do was wash it all off and start over. After I dried the paper I knew I lost all of the sizing off of it. So I used that Daniel smith watercolor ground on the paper. Let it dry. Then started again. What I learned about this watercolor ground is you have to use a lot more water than usual. But it did work. Hope this helps.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on April 01, 2015, 03:31:37 PM
Interesting info Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 02, 2015, 02:35:52 AM
 :thankyou: For the Info Nina.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on April 02, 2015, 08:32:03 AM
Nice job
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: AJFear on April 09, 2015, 07:34:57 AM

Inspired by Nina's gorgeous painting I thought I would give this one a try. 

I really enjoyed trying the pastels, thanks Dennis for another excellent lesson   :)   

I take my hat off to those of you who do the paint along lessons, I would be lost without the "pause" button!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on April 09, 2015, 11:04:45 AM
AJFear, you've done a splendid job with this.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2015, 12:29:45 PM
Beautifully done in pastel AJ nice details .  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Cheryl Andrews on April 09, 2015, 04:04:38 PM
Nice work AJ  :clap:. I too would be lost with out the pause button, oh and the rewind.
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 09, 2015, 04:46:41 PM
Aj,

Very nice work on this pastel.  It's a lovely, relaxing scene.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on April 09, 2015, 11:32:43 PM
Nina and A J....great paintings. They are lovely. I love your colors and the peacefulness you both have interjected into your paintings.
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: AJFear on April 10, 2015, 03:11:39 AM
Thanks everyone for the lovely comments  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on April 10, 2015, 12:23:27 PM
AJ nice job on your painting.  :clap: :clap: It is nice to hear that I inspire someone. The only thing I might suggest is the tree on the right has a line going down through it. If you will add some light to break it up that would help.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 10, 2015, 03:27:43 PM
Nice work AJ  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: AJFear on April 10, 2015, 09:02:52 PM
Thanks for the advice Nina, I hadn't spotted that will add some light to break up the line.  :thankyou:

Thanks Natalie  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 13, 2015, 10:31:41 PM
Well done, AJ - and I pause, take a break, pause, take a break frequently!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #86 - Paint a Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on April 14, 2015, 02:14:30 AM
I don't see you taking breaks Sharon.