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Title: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 18, 2011, 12:48:27 AM
Be sure and let us know when the recorded show will be available, ok Nolan?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 18, 2011, 12:56:02 AM
The recording of Part 3 in our free oil painting course (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/index.php?replay=4) is now available on Paint Basket TV  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 18, 2011, 02:19:55 AM
 ???
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 18, 2011, 02:49:20 AM
Sara, why are you crying? Didn't you like the show?  :confused:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 18, 2011, 07:35:16 PM
Nolan, liked the show. I am realizing more and more that just doing it reinforces your memory alot more than notes do because of the familiarity. I like the great idea of using that tile for a palette, then freezing the paints. Unfortunately, I have a "box" type palette (from the art store) with a lid, but their's way too much air space in it to preserve paints long.
Great idea for the small mixes first, before large. Again...practice doing it.
I didn't realize you guys had cold weather there.. thought you lived in the tropics.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 18, 2011, 07:43:36 PM
i know Sara, but it's pretty impractical to do with it. It's about the size of a 14 x 18 inch canvas (too large for the fridge) and it's about 1.5 inches in depth, so all I could do is lay the wrap on to the paint rather than really make it a tight fit.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 18, 2011, 09:25:58 PM
she is crying because you can't watch Val

We have just had the coldest snap in 80 years Pat, but it still didn't go below zero :D

You acclimatise, so the cold is all relative to what you are used to.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 18, 2011, 09:31:31 PM
They say their really is NO climate warming. I believe it. Probably a sunspot cycle. We had this about 100 years ago too. That's better than climate warming!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 18, 2011, 10:46:20 PM
I may be watching tomorrow!  :yippee: I pick up my computer tomorrow and they even think they may be able to save my data. Trying not to get too excited..... :yippee:  :cheering:  :tooth:  :pray:  :parachute: I did say I was trying!  :D
 :cold: Crikey... I had forgotten there was a 0 ! Bbbbbbrrrrrrr   We have cooled down a bit today... :sweat: only 30celcius.....yesterday was warmer.... even the sea is starting to feel like a bathtub!  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 18, 2011, 10:49:01 PM
sounds good Val, will be holding thumbs for you
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 18, 2011, 10:51:01 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 19, 2011, 02:11:02 AM
Mind if I sit in and listen to the cold weather stories?

We have broken all records for this summer in Texas. Worst so far is 65 Days above 100 degrees. Today I went to get some more  paint and a new pallete knife. Temp on the thermo, 107 degrees. Painting is keeping me sane right now.

I welcome and amonut of rain or cold you can send our way.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 19, 2011, 02:26:28 AM
wow, hope it cools down a bit by you guys soon. Today we are having a great spring like day, you would never say it was so cold earlier in the week
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on August 19, 2011, 04:58:20 AM
Smokie, that would be considered a mild summer around these parts. It was above 110 today with about 70% humidity.  It's wonderful because it means less people are out and about doing crazy things. :crazy2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 19, 2011, 05:18:14 AM
Triple me and my beanie 8)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2011, 09:09:37 AM
Nolan and I getting ready for the Paint Basket TV shoot Aug 17 2011
(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx360/artyman/DSCF9701_300.jpg)

(http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx360/artyman/DSCF9702_300.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2011, 10:35:39 AM
Careful  :whistle: Nolan will get his  :knuppel2: because now you make him feel old  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2011, 04:36:53 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2011, 05:19:37 PM
I'll just  :-X this time!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2011, 05:40:26 PM
Very wise  8)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2011, 05:52:20 PM
I'm learning..... ^-^
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2011, 06:02:33 PM
Internet is least of my worries at the moment. Picked up my computer yesterday....worked for 10min. and locked up. Got it going again and had it running for hours. Then this morning....locked up again. Back to the shop on Monday.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2011, 06:17:56 PM
Though all must be rustproof.

Sara... you are too, too funny!  :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2011, 06:29:12 PM
Sorry Sara... I used to work for a computer company years ago. Trust me, there isn't much that is rustproof or corrosionproof in computers. I guess we all get a bit corroded as we get older. Better go oil my joints so I don't rust.  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2011, 06:32:05 PM
Yeah! Got to stop the squeaking as you slink to the food cupboard so Lloyd can't hear you  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2011, 06:37:26 PM
oooooooo.... can you say....DUCK!  :attacked: :attacked: :tooth: :attacked:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 23, 2011, 10:58:03 PM

I have been following the great Live Online Tulip tutorial. It is so much fun and a great way to learn. I am not using oils yet. So I have been doing mine with acrylics. this makes it a little tough for blending for me. But I am getting practice. :D

After having painting this so far. I find that I don't like the background. It is really "Peachy" in color and way to much warm tones for the overall painting to me. I am planning on going back and redoing the background in a blue-ish grey color to cool things down. I hope this will change the picture to be more subtle and inviting. Lets hope so. Any comments on this idea of change. Overall I am pleased with the rest. I bet with more practice and maybe some acrylic medium to slow down the drying process. I think I can make more strides towards a better painting.

Thanks again to you guys for the free tutorials. they are really helpful.

I can't wait to finish this one and do the sunset picture. Ooops "Meowrrrr" cats out  of the bag.

Take care all.




Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on August 23, 2011, 11:06:09 PM
 :clap:
Smokey you are SMOKING!  Well done!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 23, 2011, 11:13:58 PM
Loved that video Nolan! I changed my mind about doing my next one and instead will attempt that tulip. I think I can do it! This will be a good start by putting these concepts into practice rather than just finding it interesting to watch because I know I'll not have the same re-inforcement I'd have by doing it. Then, when I come across anything simliar again, I'll know what to do. Should start within a week or so when I get my new board in. I really have no strong foundation and this will set me on the right path.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 23, 2011, 11:19:03 PM
thank you for helping me with the picture and thanks for the kind words. :D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 23, 2011, 11:43:01 PM
OMG that is huge. Pardon me.... :blush:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2011, 12:19:24 AM
Looking good Smokie, off to a flying start :clap:
PS - I changed your photo so it's not so big  ;D by using the bbc embed code O0

Here is my tulip so far. I didn't stand back during the show so I can now see the left petal needs more blending and because of the transparency of the Sap Green, the leaves will need a second coat. But I am going to leave it as is and show everybody how to do these changes on a "dry" canvas next week O0


Looking forward to seeing everybody's paintings  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2011, 12:20:43 AM
 :gl: with your painting Pat
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2011, 10:00:53 AM
 :help:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 24, 2011, 01:06:15 PM
 :nono: Sara...you must stop stirring the pot. Nolan gets in quite enough trouble on his own. Now... back to  :painting: everyone. Chop  :clap: Chop
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Susan on August 24, 2011, 02:20:14 PM
Wonderful Tulip Smokey!!!  Don't worry about the navigation, some of us couldn't even find the reply button...  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 24, 2011, 10:52:20 PM
Nolan/Dennis, can you tell me when the last show is available as a recording?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 24, 2011, 11:10:03 PM
Sara, I remember Nolan didn't have it edited yet, but it was available on youtube "as is". Otherwise, I wouldn't have asked for it this soon. I know they are busy.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 25, 2011, 02:39:10 AM
I see Sara summed us up very well  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2011, 03:07:01 AM
I have the video edited and currently uploading to Youtube, so still a few hours. The file is 6Gig, so it takes a while  :crazy2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on August 25, 2011, 03:44:11 AM
Hi Smokie, You want to change your background to highlight your flower. Well, I would not change your background, because the color is very good.  I think that is the color of the flower which would require an adjustment.  With acrylic, we can rework the colors easily and the rappliqués on what is to improve.
What I suggest, is to redo your color by taking Cad. Yellow light, Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White to lighten the colors. Made just a small mixing and with the tip of your spatula to go look at the original photo and this will allow you to have the right color. After you mix much more to be able to apply your colours. You will be able to apply colour on what you have already done without changing the values while making a glaze. Did you know how to make a glaze with acrylic? I am sure that this would give a new value to your flower.
This is only a suggestion that I you done. Because now you have really done a very good composition of your model and it would be to put a little more brightness and tone on the flower and foliage. Because I am currently to do. I hope I can put it on the site Friday.  Lucie bye
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2011, 06:39:05 AM
and Anita has done one too:


well done Anita, love the texture, moulding and the colours. I do feel you can still darken the shadows some more at the bottom of the flower. Doing that will increase the roundness of the flower even more.

Great job :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anita on August 25, 2011, 07:10:44 AM
Hi all

The lights in my tulip greyed quite a bit on drying (acrylics).  I used a mixing white to make my light purple, would I have had a better result using titanium white?

Thanks

Anita
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2011, 09:03:42 AM
Mixing white is a more transparent white, so you could find that as the paint dries the colour change between wet and dry paint will differ more than when using an opaque white like titanium white
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 25, 2011, 10:24:38 AM
Me thinks I am on a very steep learning curve here!  :D
Excellent job Anita, I like the colour.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Susan on August 25, 2011, 02:40:25 PM
Love the curves and the colour of your tulip Anita, it's really beautiful, looks almost velvety, and makes me want to sniff it... wonderful...  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 25, 2011, 03:59:06 PM
Thank you so much for the input Lucie. I have been having a hard time with these acrylics. Yesterday I was painting in the afternoon. I was having to add spritz's of water every minute or so to keep my paints wet enough to work. The heat and dry here in Texas right now are really bad. My A/C ran nonstop for the three hours I painted trying to cool the house.

My flower is really more orange than it looks. I used that base color to do my background and it came out really bad peach color. Even if I stayed in the warm tones I think I will use a more red/orange color. That peach color is just not appealing.

I think changing to a blue-grey, it will change the overall look. I kind of want to do it just as an experiment to see how much a complete opposite color will change the over all. Either way the peach is going, going, gone. :)

I plan to hit the store today and get some glaze so i can help my dry times. I will take your advice on the washes when I get some glaze. I lost the brightest highlight on the front left petal when it dried. It is reall flattened out now.

I will post pics when the changes are made.

Thanks to all for the help. Love to learn.

And Anita your flower is wonderful, it has awesome texture and looks alive. Great job.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anita on August 25, 2011, 04:17:36 PM
Thanks for all your welcomes and encouraging comments.  I have only been painting a few months and am so glad I found this site... I've learned loads in just a week or two allready :-)   

Anita
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 25, 2011, 05:44:12 PM
Take all the time you need.... have a  :coffee: on me. Its not like I'm going anywhere without my computer! You'll be proud...I think I've just discovered a new colour for mud. Trying to do a painting with a 3 colour palette. (w/c) A decent brown is tough to get.  :P Lloyd says if I keep sticking my tongue out its liable to become part of the picture!  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 25, 2011, 06:05:28 PM
Thank you Nolan for the notification. I watched it again today and followed along on the tulip. I got the tulip done except for the leaves yet. And I want to touch up things near completion here and there. I did follow the shading technique, but I ended up "un-doing" an area or two such as the top right petal curve. I had to dip into some yellow even to lighten again. In other words I backtracked. But at least I knew the effect I was after. The most important thing I learned here is how the second petal (major) has a slightly darker highlight than the sunlit one does. Taking into consideration the "whole" of the tulip. I know it has a sharp curvature facing the sunlight though, so I'm going to add that extra highlight there at the end. Looking good O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 25, 2011, 06:22:02 PM
Good on you Pat  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 25, 2011, 06:39:13 PM
Thanks Val. Hope no hurricane is anywhere near you. Here in Florida, it's going to miss as you've probably heard. Should expect some big waves though tomorrow....6 miles from the beach here in Daytona.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2011, 07:39:54 PM
sounds good Pat O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 25, 2011, 08:05:09 PM
When you added that extra color value besides the light/base and shadow,   just curious if you primarily use the "extra" on mostly on broadly lit subject such as this very broad curvature of the large petal? Otherwise, if it's sharper between color/value transition, an extra value isn't as important. Hope you understand what i'm trying to say. I'm good at knowing things, but I still go back and throw everything off! I originally used the banding with color values, but in some places I just went back and adjusted with a little straight orange, etc and blended into the wet paint. It's better! But hope I'm not making mistakes by going back and undoing that careful blend work of separate values side by side. I "part" from method so strongly.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2011, 09:18:47 PM
the mix inbetween the base and shadow was just a darker version of the base colour, ie., I added the next colour down on the colour wheel. In this case it was red to the orange. I wanted to go darker before getting into the shadow colours because I want my painting to be bright.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 25, 2011, 10:24:08 PM
Ok, I get it now. So you can really think of it as an extension of the shadow having more chroma maintained in it. And not as an extension of the light value. It has more to do with the shadow.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2011, 11:44:38 PM
sound about right Pat
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 26, 2011, 04:47:44 PM
Nolan or Dennis, have you or any of your students done the Tulip painting more than once? It would make a great painting for anyone. I might do it again, once I've finished the first one. Doing it twice, or more would really drive the point home on understanding how light behaves and the shadows. I especially understood how you adding a touch of Ultramarine in the small crevase so it would be just slightly darker than the adjacent shadow. Things like that, I'd have to paint it again to really fully understand it well.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 26, 2011, 05:10:31 PM
I haven't finished yet Sara. I have the grass blades to do yet and also have to wait to do those dew drops. Looking real nice though. Are you doing the tulip also?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 26, 2011, 11:18:12 PM
Pat these tulips were one of my best sellers in South Africa, so yes I have done many of them. The ones I sell though I usually paint with the knife to give a different effect so they "stand out from the crowd"
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on August 27, 2011, 03:15:38 AM
 :painting:   Hi Nolan
 Finally have my cad yellow and have done the background of the painting, will do the flower on Monday after watching your video and let you know how that works out.I am very happy with the water mixable paint and not finding it a problem so that is good news.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on August 27, 2011, 03:24:50 AM
Hi Helenty! Can't wait to see your painting.  :gl: and enjoy it as much as we all did and still do.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 27, 2011, 06:27:55 AM
Painting more than once when learning is called revision and is the best way to learn. Do the same techniques but with other colors and the give for presents or sell them.

I've done that many times.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 27, 2011, 06:34:18 AM
 :bigwelcome: Helenty. Glad to see that you are enjoying the live show with us.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 27, 2011, 07:52:17 AM
 :bigwelcome: Helenty

Looking forward to seeing what your painting looks like  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 27, 2011, 08:29:53 AM
If you do another one Pat, would be interesting to see them together to see the changes and effect.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 27, 2011, 05:09:31 PM

Ok, I hope this post. I finally changed the background to blue-grey. I like the change but need to do some touch up still. I think it did for me exactly what I wanted. Cooled things off and made the flower stand out more. However that doesn't mean I am all that satisfied.  This is a practice flower and I am learning alot. So ultimately if I don't love this painting, it really doesn't matter. But I do like the color change.

Any opinions?? BTW, the glare is really bad on the most recent picture. So it changes things a bit.

Thanks All.
Will
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 27, 2011, 06:33:42 PM
No, I did not change the flower at all. It seems that the glare may have some to do with the color change in the redness of the flower. It is much more intense now. The glare mainly washes out some of the shadows. but they are still there really. You are absolutely correct that the back ground really can change the way other colors look on the canvas.

I have been simmering on it for hours now and it is really growing on me. Much more than the original peachy color.  I plan to touch up some areas and paint the water drops and see what happens. Its all a learning process at this point. Going from such a warm harmonious painting to a dual tone cool and warm situation has been a test for sure. It will surely help me make better paintings down the road.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 27, 2011, 08:25:39 PM
The only problem I have with the background is that it is now going "around" the flower and not behind it. This means you have lost the distance between the background and the flower.
Remember that is why we paint from back to front and used the masking tape to block the front objects.

I would suggest waiting till the flower is dry and then taping it up again to ensure the background goes "behind" the flower. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 27, 2011, 09:07:17 PM
Thank you for the help Nolan, I revised the photo with the most recent one. It is amazing how different light and background can make the flower seem so much more red. I am going to leave it be until we do the water drops. Touch ups are done and added a little more highlight to some areas.

I know I could keep messing with it forever.

Thanks for the sharp suggestions.

Will
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 27, 2011, 09:08:07 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 27, 2011, 09:56:53 PM
 :clap: Brilliant. I really like the new background colour, and I see what Nolan is referring to. How would you go about correcting that?  :confused:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on August 27, 2011, 10:08:29 PM
By waiting for it to dry then masking the flower.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 27, 2011, 10:25:23 PM
Right! I read that...going brain dead. Too much excitement.  :D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on August 27, 2011, 10:29:54 PM
 ;D No worries mate.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 29, 2011, 01:29:14 AM
and here is Ella's tulip - looking great Ella  :yippee:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on August 29, 2011, 03:31:05 AM
 :clap: Wow Ella!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 29, 2011, 10:50:35 AM
 :congrats: Ella. Fabulous colours and detail.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 29, 2011, 11:01:43 AM
Looks like the artists are loving the live webinars  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 29, 2011, 11:09:48 AM
Took 2 hrs. to get through the 40min. equipment segment yesterday....Tried the first lesson today but it just won't run. From what I did see it looks excellent, very easy to follow segments. I'll get there.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 29, 2011, 11:17:06 AM
It looks to me you are on dial-up and not on Broadband - that's why the long time! correct?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 29, 2011, 07:45:24 PM
Sorry Dennis...we are on broadband...'caribbean broadband' . Everything down here is on island time...even internet most days!  ;D  In Grenada we refer to it as GMT - Grenada Maybe Time!  ;D
When I finally got to see all the newsletters and the first parts of the webinars the other night/morning, it was like watching telly...zipped along. NOW...we are back to normal it seems. I'm going to try and get on the webinar tomorrow anyway....Hope to see you then!  :wave:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on August 29, 2011, 07:56:36 PM
 :) Thanks for the feedback guys. I loved painting in oils after all these years.  Val, hang in there girl, keep trying, wish we can throw a cable out to you.  Yes Dennis, I'm sure everyone enjoys the webinars, it motivates us and the feedback is wonderful.  :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 29, 2011, 08:23:05 PM
OK I know I haven't seen much of the actual painting webinars, but from what I have seen they are second to none. Without bias and no I am not under duress! By far the best instructional videos I have seen. Positively splendid. I sent out 36...yes 36 emails to friends and acquaintances who have an interest in art, threatening them with ugly paintings if they didn't watch.  >:D Just kidding about the ugly painting part.  :jk:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on August 29, 2011, 09:20:12 PM
Hi friends, I see that you have really worked on this discussion, because the opening of my post, what I saw "" Live Tutorial"Tulips abound.". As I have been held many during my late week and yesterday I watched the last video of the Tulip and execution, I can tell you that you have all made really a wonderful experience with that Nolan and Denis has given us by the execution of this flower.

Anita, I love the texture of your flower, because it has the texture of velvet. Nolan has given you really a good suggestion. Your background enhances your flower and gives a beautiful effect. I congratulate you for this great work.

Smokie, I understand very well what you want to say, as to do acrylic when it's very hot, it must be very difficult to keep the humidity of paint, your flower is different from the first and I find it more vivid. I find that it missing a little shading to define petals and foliage light. Really well managed for the form and the provision.

Ella, you have done amazing work on your Tulip, because your colors are natural, and I like drops of water on the petals. I congratulate you for this outstanding work you have done. Bravo.

Hi Val, I encourage you to make this flower, because it will be for you a beautiful challenges and an excellent experience for you. I look forward to see your work, because I greatly encourage you to do.

Nolan et Dennis, you did a really complete video, because you take the time to explain the shadows and lights and what impressed me is your technique to apply the paint. Thank you for this remarkable video that you have shared with us and I am pleased to be able to see it, because I was working at the presentation. Many thanks for all this.

I wish you all a wonderful week and I look forward to see the next video.

With all my friendship. Lucie bye
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on August 29, 2011, 09:26:53 PM
Lucie  :1hug:  :flowers:  :-*
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 30, 2011, 09:59:03 AM
Look out for the replay in a few days time O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Susan on August 30, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
Ella your tulip is gorgeous, I must say, VERY natural looking and so colourful, it would look good hung anywhere in a home.  Well done!   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anita on August 30, 2011, 06:06:54 PM

Hi all

Your tulip is lovely Lucie .... I'm not able to use oils as I live in a small apartment and my 'studio' is in the corner of my bedroom but seeing your results with the water mixable oils they will now definately be on my wish list :-)

Anita
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on August 30, 2011, 06:27:49 PM
Ella your tulip is gorgeous, I must say, VERY natural looking and so colourful, it would look good hung anywhere in a home.  Well done!   :clap:
Thank you my friend :1hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on August 31, 2011, 02:11:58 AM
Hi Nolan, I have a suggestion to you do; When you paint in direct as the Tulip, to make the list of colors that you use, either in your pdf or write it in a discussion for this topic. As in the painting of the Tulip, I had difficulty understanding your colours that you had taken to run this painting. I had at listen to several times before understanding your colours. I think this would be really useful for those who do not understand English perfectly as me.  Thanks for help to understand you in language. One day, I will succeed to become perfectly bilingual, but for the moment I have to guess what you say. Lucie bye :help: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Dale on August 31, 2011, 02:26:54 AM
I haven't been able to get on the live webinars because of work but have been watching later and painting a tulip.  :painting:
 Can't wait for the next one to post! (Hint, Hurry up and post it please Nolan)  :)
Here's a photo of my tulip so far.  It looks like a plastic tulip to me.  Maybe the water drops will help it look more alive.
Dale
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on August 31, 2011, 02:39:06 AM
Hi Anita, Thanks for your lovely comment on my Tulip, I see that you would like to paint with the oil painting, I can tell you that I am in the same situation that you, this is why I purchased "Artisan water mixable oil" and mediums that go with, because it has no odour, brushes clean with water and after you finish the painting I use SOAP Murphy or Warning Color, we have not need the turpentine to clean paint brushes. I find this formidable. If one day you want to have instructions on the paint, it would make me happy to help for mediums and also how used. 

I wish you all a beautiful week, Lucie bye
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2011, 02:42:49 AM
Can't wait for the next one to post! (Hint, Hurry up and post it please Nolan)  :)

and :bigwelcome: to you too Dale  ;D Seems like we gonna get along just fine  :knuppel2:  ;)

Your tulip is looking great, well done.

This tulip may not look quite as realistic as we would like it because I have not added any of those subtle shadings, etc that make it look photographic as this is meant to be a first painting. Later we will be learning how to make the flower look photorealistic.

The main reason at this point though is that your highlights are a little bright. In this weeks class I show you how to fix that.....but you will just have to wait until I have had my  :coffee: and done my  :excercise: and maybe a bit of  :sleep: and of course, edited the video  :cool2:  :nana:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on August 31, 2011, 02:51:58 AM
 :welcome: :flowers:Hi Dale, you did a very good job, I do not find that it is similar to plastic because your colors of the flower are superb. I congratulate you for making this experience, because for me I find it very informative and allows me to improve my work. I look forward to seeing the drops of water running because me too I worked today and I have not seen the execution. We are both in the same situation. Lucie bye :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Dale on August 31, 2011, 04:11:59 AM
Thanks Nolan,  You are right, of course   :not_worthy:  I didn't like the orange too much so I darkened the flower, made it redder, but I forgot to darken the highlights :-\
Of course you must have your  :sleep: and  :coffee:  and I do appreciate the edited videos with the ads removed  :cheering:

Thanks for the encouraging word Lucie :D
Dale
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on August 31, 2011, 08:56:24 AM
 :painting:
Hi All, here is my painting ,the first with watermixable oil paints.Like the brilliant colors and happy with this painting, have not done  the waterdrops yet but will add that in the next few days.I have noticed a slight shine on one side of the painting from my camera but when i take the photo with drops shall see if that can be avoided.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 31, 2011, 09:35:19 AM
It is so encouraging to see so many of the members painting the tulip and with such finesse as well. Wonderful interaction and the enthusiasm abounds.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 31, 2011, 10:19:18 AM
Hi Dale... :welcome: . I think you have done beautifully on your tulip so far. Can't comment other than that as I haven't seen the videos yet. Thats a challenge on its own! Keep on going you're doing great.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2011, 10:36:23 AM
Great job Helenty :clap: well done.

Just one thing to look out for - when you stick the masking tape, look out for the sharpish corners you sometimes get. If you do find you get them, just "round them off" when painting the flower / leaves O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 31, 2011, 10:47:54 AM
Hello Helenty.. You're doing a wonderful job on the tulip. Can't wait to see all of these tulips completed. It will be a spectacular floral show!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on August 31, 2011, 11:07:41 AM
 :painting: Thanks Nolan and Val, I will try and round off in future Nolan, it takes a bit of getting used to using masking tape but I can see the point of it. There has been some really work so far can't wait to see the rest.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on August 31, 2011, 06:11:47 PM
Got two tulip paintings almost done. I got kind of sloppy on the second one. I forgot about the final shadow color on the right petal and put in the chromatic orange instead, so I had to slop some of the shadow color over that while wet. It wasn't a problem. It worked out. I thought I had it all memorized from the first painting, but I really had to follow pretty carefully again. Letting them both dry until Monday and then put in the drops on each.
I do have to say on that second one, my room was a mess like always...paper towels everywhere with paint, palette totally covered etc. Because I was rushing.
Now I can watch yesterday's show again. My computer went down (thunderstorm) while watch it yesterday.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on August 31, 2011, 06:20:54 PM
Okay its done, signed and looking wet with drops. On to the sunset painting. Yehawww!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on August 31, 2011, 06:38:34 PM
Waterdrops well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 31, 2011, 08:00:56 PM
When will these computer demons give it up? Hope yours is ok Pat.  :wave:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2011, 08:23:12 PM
well done Smokie, great job  :painting: :yippee:

Hope your computer is okay Pat  :-\
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2011, 10:18:28 PM
I have completed my waterdrops, gave the leaves a second coat because of the transparent Sap Green I used.

Then I had forgotten about the shadow of the front leaf - I added this with a colour wash in exactly the same way as I adjusted the highlight colour, ie., using the shadow colour without any medium added to it.


Looking forward to seeing everybody's final paintings  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 02, 2011, 09:28:43 PM
Finally got my two Tulip paintings done today. One for my mother or sister, and one for me. The Orange one is a little off as far as the color due to photoshop editing, but it's generally the same. I did kind of "obliterate" a couple areas when I decided later on to put more shadowing over my "banded color blends" I did early and so carefully, but it's still turned out nicely.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 02, 2011, 10:18:26 PM
well done Pat, they are beautiful :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 02, 2011, 11:04:03 PM
here is your missing post Pat, I merged it with the rest so we can keep all the tulips in one place O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 12:29:04 AM
Thanks Nolan! I really was meticulous and it pays! Great job Helenty and Smokie. Keep up the good work! Nolan, even with your step by step, I still fiddled with it....but at least I am satisfied with the fiddling results since I added more shadow mostly to the middle leaf area and covered up the banded color blends I did earlier for the most part. It's one of those things you learn from experience so you don't have to fiddle and re-do anything later on because you get it right the first shot. But I realize that being very careful and taking your time pays off instead of "fixing" forever later. That's the real secret to painting well. Oh, the signature. I had to use the block-in signatures as I usually do..unfortunately. My last name is McMullen. I cannot do that in italic handwriting with paint...i can barely get away with it block in style :-\
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2011, 01:13:58 AM
so it sounds like you have learnt a lot - that's great.

Your signature is your own unique "mark" so you have to decide what you want it to look like. If plain block letters work for you then that's fine - Dennis also signs in block letters because he can do it neatly O0 I can't  :crazy2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 03, 2011, 04:49:06 AM
Pat, I see how you cleverly rearranged the leaves and widened the petals. Great work on the colour and water drops. :clap:  Smokie and Helenty, well done!

Nolan, I can hardly wait to get started next week on the tulip.  I am setting the flags aside to get it done.  I am thoroughly enjoying everyone's work especially on a single subject.  Your painting is marvelous by the way.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on September 03, 2011, 05:39:08 AM
 :cheering: What a difference in the quality of your work now  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Fantastic!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 12:43:27 PM
Well Dennis, I had someone who I could follow exactly step by step. I could never had done a painting this clean looking on my own. I think I just feel so uncertain about things that the paint is layed down roughly without the carefullness that Nolan does his. Then, I keep going back again and again fixing. Yes, I know the comparison is rediculous. Wish I could paint that clean look all the time. I'm still proud of this painting even though I had to follow somebody. Nolan....it's a great subject to start off with because it is "packed" with all the basic principles in it. Even when you said, you can add a touch of sky color to the highlight on the shadowed water drop! I didn't, but EVERYTHING is in this painting. Thanks again for showing me how to do it. It's a relief that Dennis uses block in lettering on his paintings. I could hardly sleep last night thinking of how i did that to these paintings. If I continue using block in signatures, maybe it's better to keep them all horizontal to the painting instead of an angle, since block-in seem more appropriate that way. How do you do yours Dennis? Before I forget, Nolan, or Dennis, could you sometimes show us some of your past paintings and how you incorporated this blending style into them and the subjects within them? I'd like to see how you did that and put details over the top of those blends.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 02:29:12 PM
Thanks Kelley. I didn't really realize as I was doing it about widening the petals.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on September 03, 2011, 02:50:54 PM
Pat the paintings look wonderful, You are doing a great job. Isn't fun knowing that your doing so well and progressing. One day we will all be very strong artist. And we get to have fun doing it. I love it.

Thanks for all the encouraging words Y'all.

While waiting for the last episode to post so I could get my Sky laid down on the next painting series. I decided to work on a pastel piece. I think it came out pretty good even tough I struggle with the "humans". I will try and post it to my gallery today to share with you all and here your thoughts.

Have a great day and enjoy the paints.:D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 05:26:30 PM
Smokie, could you tell me....did Nolan start the beginning of the sunset painting yet? I missed the live broadcast partly and did see the recording of it, but it ends after the water drop tutorial of the Tulip only. I hope I didn't somehow miss any of the Sunset painting.
Nolan, by the way....you did a great job on YOUR painting as well.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 03, 2011, 05:53:58 PM
 :clap: Excellent Pat  :congrats: Both tulips are gorgeous. Great job on the blending...magnificent waterdrops, so far I've managed to see as far as the taped tulip....hope to see the actual painting start today. You have every reason to be proud of these paintings..the fact that you 'followed along' doesn't diminish the fact that YOU painted them.  O0  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 06:11:28 PM
Thank you Val. Good luck to you with the painting. Take your time on it. Just follow how Nolan does it and don't miss a thing. I went back several times to be sure of things. Here's a little thing if you just want to take a look at it. It doesn't explain everything of course, just something I did.
It might look confusing, and you will have to really go thru the whole video to understand the photo reference first.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: smokie55 on September 03, 2011, 06:41:17 PM
Yes the last show we started the sunset painting. I was really hoping it was on the replay so I could get caught up. I work in acrylics and it is so hard to follow along and not have my paints dry on me.

Maybe we will get another chance to see it. ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on September 03, 2011, 07:12:30 PM
Wow Pat, you truly have an analytical mind - you amaze me  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on September 03, 2011, 07:30:38 PM
Oh my goodness, Dennis and Nolan must be very proud of their students :smart: :smart: :smart: Let me congratulate ALL OF YOU on your beautiful tulips :clap: :clap: :clap: Every tulip I look at has something special in it which I can learn from.  YOU are ALL wonderful.  :hug: :flowers: :hug: :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 03, 2011, 08:35:35 PM
I saw the tutorial to the painting of the background.  :sweat: I have drawn my tulip on 16"x12" 140# w/c paper. I will be a bit limited in my colours but we'll see what comes out!  :D Perhaps a new hybrid!
Here goes.......  :eyesclosed:  :painting:   :eek:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 08:44:27 PM
Dennis, you are right, I know I do...why do you think I keep fiddling :D Analyzing and being able to do it, are two different things, but hopefully, eventually, the analyzing will catch up with my learning ability.
So, I DID miss the beginning tutorial of how to paint the sunset, right Smokie? I hope I can somehow still be able to see the recording of that part of the show.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 03, 2011, 10:19:16 PM
Pat, you analytical mind is truly a blessings to this website.  It may be frustrating at times, but let me tell you I have so much from you.  This last assessment and your great Tulips that YOU did were really top notch. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2011, 10:46:08 PM
great notes there Pat :clap:

Would you mind if I add them to the replay page please?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 04, 2011, 01:05:36 AM
Of course, Nolan. Alot of times an image does more than words can. Kelley, thanks for the complements. One of these days I'll get out of my rut of over working things (on all my other paintings) and start to be more careful BEFORE fixing the mistakes. The tulip painting really opened my eyes to slowing down and being more careful from the start.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 04, 2011, 03:02:26 AM
Thanks Pat, I have added it to part 2 O0  :beer:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 04, 2011, 12:50:45 PM
Sorry Val, I almost forgot about your post. Thanks for your nice comments. Don't forget to use your pinky finger alot on the dried areas of the canvas and also to turn the canvas on it's side often to paint straighter.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 04, 2011, 10:04:17 PM
 :surrender: ok... I'm starting my tulip over again...in watercolour. Turned out today may not have been the best day to try acrylics. 104F in the boat...90% humidity, managed to keep the paint on the palette moist, but the paint was drying as fast as I touched the paper. So it didn't spread well and needless to say I ran out of paint.  :faint:
So...I'll try again in watercolour. Not to worry Kelley... I'm still in the hunt! Haven't given up.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 04, 2011, 10:30:29 PM
go for it Val  :cheering:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 04, 2011, 11:08:19 PM
ding ding...  :fight: round two coming up!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on September 04, 2011, 11:18:46 PM
Hi Val. Sounds like you have a wonderful time on the boat and painting :D Can't think of any lifestyle better than that and look forward to see your paintings. You should be able to get in one of the deep sea and seagulls? Enjoy
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 04, 2011, 11:34:19 PM
Hi Ella... One of my early w/c paintings was a seagull that landed on our lifelines. Cheeky fellow was just after our lunch!  :2funny: I think he's in my gallery flapping about.  ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on September 05, 2011, 04:48:29 AM
 :painting:
Hello Nolan,I have today finished my tulip and i am happy with the results.
Thanks for the great tutorial and i am looking forward to the sunrise.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 05, 2011, 05:03:38 AM
Beautiful water drops Helenty  :heeha: It looks like it has just rained  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on September 05, 2011, 09:43:53 AM
I have to look around to see where I can buy some of those paint brushes that paint so well  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 05, 2011, 11:03:47 AM
Dennis, if you find them pick up a couple for me!  :whistle:
Wow Helenty!  :clap: Your tulip looks absolutely luscious, the water drops are absolutlely amazing. Just waiting for them to drip!  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 05, 2011, 01:14:36 PM
Really nice work on the tulip Helenty! Turned out very well.
Val, I hope your painting is coming along. Speaking of the sea gulls, when I go fishing I have to keep a constant eye on my bait bucket...the egrets steal them.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 03:37:48 PM
Hi Helenty, as I am pleased to see you here on the site. You did a very good job on the Tulip, the colors are very good and the drops of water are superb. Bravo. :clap: :painting:

:painting:
Hello Nolan,I have today finished my tulip and i am happy with the results.
Thanks for the great tutorial and i am looking forward to the sunrise.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 03:56:08 PM
Hi Dennis, You can be proud of your beautiful work you do as a team with Nolan, because you have all both su put so much of interest to your site by your painting demonstrations and video of informations each week. You can be proud of the result, because the participation rate is very good. Thank you for the hours that you are preparing a video and information. Lucie bye :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :hug:

It is so encouraging to see so many of the members painting the tulip and with such finesse as well. Wonderful interaction and the enthusiasm abounds.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 04:00:39 PM
Hi Smokie with drops of water your flower has become a magnificent Tulip. Bravo
 :clap: :clap:
Okay its done, signed and looking wet with drops. On to the sunset painting. Yehawww!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 04:03:23 PM
Hi Nolan, you are a great teacher and we have just to follow your example that sensational. Bravo. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :hug:

I have completed my waterdrops, gave the leaves a second coat because of the transparent Sap Green I used.

Then I had forgotten about the shadow of the front leaf - I added this with a colour wash in exactly the same way as I adjusted the highlight colour, ie., using the shadow colour without any medium added to it.


Looking forward to seeing everybody's final paintings  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 04:11:24 PM
Hi Pat, you have done a remarkable job on your two canvases with the Tulip, I like the difference between the two, and I think that your mother and your sister will be very happy to receive beautiful present.
Thank you for information for color tables and that of the Tulip with the locations to the tones of colors. Bravo for this beautiful initiative on your part, because this will be really interesting for those who join the site. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :painting:

Thank you Val. Good luck to you with the painting. Take your time on it. Just follow how Nolan does it and don't miss a thing. I went back several times to be sure of things. Here's a little thing if you just want to take a look at it. It doesn't explain everything of course, just something I did.
It might look confusing, and you will have to really go thru the whole video to understand the photo reference first.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 04:24:39 PM
Hi Val, I see that you want to do in acrylic, can I suggest, is to use a "Gel Retarder", put just a small amount with acrylic as if you mélangeriez with oil, because you use water in small quantity. I hope that this will help you. Good luck with your Tulip. Lucie bye :painting: :gl2:

:surrender: ok... I'm starting my tulip over again...in watercolour. Turned out today may not have been the best day to try acrylics. 104F in the boat...90% humidity, managed to keep the paint on the palette moist, but the paint was drying as fast as I touched the paper. So it didn't spread well and needless to say I ran out of paint.  :faint:
So...I'll try again in watercolour. Not to worry Kelley... I'm still in the hunt! Haven't given up.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 04:40:40 PM
Here are my Tulip finished with water drops, I am very happy for having this wonderful experience with the painting "Artisan water mixable oil", for me this has been an excellent learning with my painting.
I congratulate Y'all for your beautiful presentations you've done and especially for having experience. :clap: :clap: :clap: :painting: :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 05, 2011, 05:57:43 PM
Thanks Lucie. Love your Tulip painting as well. Well done O0
Nolan and Dennis really do excellant demonstrations and I would have never figured out a subject as these to begin with. They have all the basics in both of them and really show you the way.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 06:37:14 PM
Hi Pat, Thanks for your comment. Yes, you have quite right and I am very pleased to be part of the site, because I learn so many wonderful thing that I am amazed by their training and the sharing of knowledge. Lucie bye :welcome: :clap: :)


Thanks Lucie. Love your Tulip painting as well. Well done O0
Nolan and Dennis really do excellant demonstrations and I would have never figured out a subject as these to begin with. They have all the basics in both of them and really show you the way.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on September 05, 2011, 07:17:51 PM
Will do, Val  ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 05, 2011, 07:26:21 PM
it's a pleasure guys  :urwelcome:

Great paintings by everyone so far  :yippee: :cloud9:

Where are the rest  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 05, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
Excellent work Helenty! 

Val, I will wait patiently.  I am going to try a mixed medium (acrylic and oil) for the tulip.  I may not have enough acrylic paint so I will have to get some supplies.  Your w/c should turn out beautifully with vivid colours.  :gl:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 05, 2011, 09:26:38 PM
Thanks for the tip Lucie, will try the retarder when I get some more acrylics. You've done a wonderful job on your tulip. I'm still amazed by the waterdrops.  :wave:

Good luck Kelley, I'll have to do mine on a bit smaller paper...that was my last big piece. Looking forward to really giving the new paints a spin. I think you're on the mark...it seems vibrant is the key word with these ones. See you at the floral exhibit!  ;D

Thanks for your words of wisdom Pat, I'll watch the video one more time before I start.  O0

Where's those brushes Dennis...  :sweat:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 05, 2011, 09:34:48 PM
Speaking of brushes...I ruin one every painting I do. I get carried away, mainly the very small detail brushes.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 06, 2011, 01:12:34 AM
I wash and soap my brushes after every session. Wish my hair looked as good as my sables!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 06, 2011, 01:33:08 AM
:heeha: your brushes are spoilt, I wanna come back one day as one of your brushes  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 06, 2011, 01:39:32 AM
No problem... I'll be happy to soap your head for you!  >:D  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lucie on September 06, 2011, 01:56:51 AM
Hi Val, I thank you for your encouragement on my painting, I look forward to see yours. I am pleased that I have been able to help you. Lucie bye :gl2: :welcome: :flowers:

Thanks for the tip Lucie, will try the retarder when I get some more acrylics. You've done a wonderful job on your tulip. I'm still amazed by the waterdrops.  :wave:

Good luck Kelley, I'll have to do mine on a bit smaller paper...that was my last big piece. Looking forward to really giving the new paints a spin. I think you're on the mark...it seems vibrant is the key word with these ones. See you at the floral exhibit!  ;D

Thanks for your words of wisdom Pat, I'll watch the video one more time before I start.  O0

Where's those brushes Dennis...  :sweat:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 06, 2011, 12:37:09 PM
I almost always do the soap and water with my brushes too Val. I just ruin at least one good brand new brush every painting. It's because of scrubbing it and fraying the bristles.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 06, 2011, 02:52:29 PM
Got two paintings of the sunset started. No..not sleeping anymore.  Looking forward to the live broadcast today. My Walnut Alkyd Medium dries quite a bit slower than the Liquin I have been used too. But, I can tell the colors are much brighter and richer. I think it dries in about 3 or 4 days maybe. I like it better.
Nolan, I know you use you're own special medium. I'm just curious...how long does it take yours to dry? I could work on two paintings at a time, but I'd rather focus on one, so I will have to just have to wait at least a few days for it to dry in between sessions. I'm not really sure how long it takes mine yet, but it's still pretty darn wet after a day. Depends on the amount put in the paint also though.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on September 06, 2011, 05:00:33 PM
Pat, let me give you an example. I will give a workshop on a Saturday and I demonstrate a bit and then the class follows. By 3pm I will possibly put down the last brush stroke and I paint reasonably thinly. By Monday afternoon/Tuesday morning the painting is completely touch dry except for a few patches where the White is on perhaps a bit thicker than the rest (highlights). Titanium White is a normally slow dryer.

I have done demonstrations in very hot areas in South Africa where the paint dries very quickly. In one instance in Johannesburg I did a demonstration at a function in a marquee (tent) on one of the hottest days in summer. I had  to add more medium than normal just to keep it fluid. The quick drying of the paint was due to the medium used. The painting was virtually dry even before I left the marquee that afternoon :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 06, 2011, 06:05:32 PM
Dennis, it sounds like you have some kind of Alklyd medium? Mine is that. But I still have to find out exactly how long it takes to dry. I don't know for sure yet. I did use ALOT more medium on the Tulip and the Sunset tutorials than ever have before when I painted. I think it almost seems now that maybe I was skimping on medium and my paint was too heavy and thick. I kind of hope so, because I've learned something about consistency. I saw Nolan's paint and it appeared almost like a whipped cream consistency...much much thinner than i ever used before. Just wondering if that is the consistency used for most things or just skies and backgrounds. But, when he did the same for the clouds, it appears to be for most things instead.
Could you or Nolan show us sometime maybe how you've used the blending technique (like the tulip) as an underpainting, then applied detail on top of that? Such as a cylindrical shaped brick wall, or the dog (putting fur on top of the blends afterwards). Is this what you meant you do?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 06, 2011, 11:40:53 PM
Pat that really thin consistency is only for quickly covering large areas of canvas or small fine details. Most of the time I try and paint directly out the tube. That is the consistency that I prefer for the majority of the painting work. I would then just a few drops of medium to speed up the drying process.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 07, 2011, 02:48:32 AM
O0 That is a very good and simple explanation Nolan.  Pat, thank you for asking questions I didn't even know how to ask. 
The closest consistency I've come is similar to soft whipped butter, but your paint appeared to be slightly thinner than that.  It is so good to see how you mix and set your palette.  The ceramic tile is genius!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Dale on September 07, 2011, 04:22:44 AM
Nolan, you asked for more tulips with water drops.  Here's mine.  I had to go back and watch the video again because I had only remembered half the instructions and my tulips looked like the caterpillars had had a meal.
I was very disappointed  :confused: until I added the shadows and highlights.  Then my craters turned into water drops sitting on the top of the flower.  Miraculous!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 07, 2011, 02:07:39 PM
Got it..thanks Nolan. I'll try to remember this. Everything still seems overwhelming to me and I know I still don't know what i'm doing very well when I paint on my own from a photo. Totally disorganized. Hopefully, it'll all make more sense eventually.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 07, 2011, 07:15:33 PM
On the consistancy...if using alot of medium helps to blend the sky better, why did you not use any medium at all when you adjusted the highlight of the Tulip petal with a darker Orange? Would using alot of medium there also help to blend (adjust) it more smoothly? I had difficulty doing that with straight from tube paint. Hope I'm not putting you on the spot Nolan :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 07, 2011, 07:47:16 PM
Great job Dale :clap: One suggestion to improve - extend the shadow the waterdrop throws onto the flower. They fade out a little too quickly. Extending them a bit more will increase their height off the flower even more.

Pat - If you add medium to the paint when doing a colour wash I find you battle with stripes / brush strokes.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 10, 2011, 02:28:00 AM
here is Kelley's initial sketch :


looking good so far Kelley O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 02:30:21 AM
Ah! Thank you Nolan for posting and the encouragement.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 10, 2011, 10:31:31 AM
After my major bamboozle with the acrylics, I have my sketch outline for w/c drawn. Now just have to transfer it to w/c paper. Could use one of those wonderdraw contrivances about now... :whistle: Redrawing is never easy for me.

Going to try another approach to getting the photos on to upload...rather longwinded and complicated, but if I'm successful you'll be the first to know!  :heeha:

Great start Kelley, haven't figured out how to do my waterdrops yet...going to be a bit tricky.  :D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 10, 2011, 01:27:39 PM
Tulips sketch looks good Kelley. I can see you've altered it somewhat from what Nolan is doing with a single tulip.  Val, the waterdrops are not that difficult. Just remember to be very subtle with the shading. It doesn't take but a thin layer of that paint to stretch it far for the shadings. It guess painting is a matter of getting up close and personal with the paint.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 03:48:24 PM
Thanks Val and Pat.  I just found some masking tape and am uploading a shot of that step to my gallery.  I'll attempt to post here.  Val, I am not sure how you would do layering with w/c to add the water drop, but it is as Pat said - very subtle.  You may have to do some masking for the highlight.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 04:05:56 PM
Here is the masking tape step.  I couldn't find my acrylic paints so I will use the oils instead.  I did deviate a bit from Nolan's original to give it a different focus and layout (horizontal landscape versus vertical portrait).  This way if I do another tulip it will be vertical and sit with this one.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 10, 2011, 09:11:21 PM
looking forward to seeing the progress  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 09:44:28 PM
Here is an update. I chose a green background instead of a posed creamy orange. I may not have blended the colours enough but tried to keep "out of focus".  I want to do the same with the smaller flower because it will be in the background a little.   :-\ I am not sure how I'm going to blend to soften the edges yet, but I think I have a tiny soft brush to do that with.

Let me know if you think the green is too dark or not dark enough.  The tulip is going to be a deeper red by the way.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 10, 2011, 09:52:29 PM
you will have to be careful Kelley, a deep red flower against a dark background may not stand out enough.  :-\
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 09:57:28 PM
Agreed.  Excellent advice that I will adhere to.  I was considering painting the background tulip darker (red) and perhaps the foreground in orange, but I think I'll stick to orange.  Thank you Nolan.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on September 10, 2011, 10:08:17 PM
Just a note to say, if it already hasn't been said, that acrylics will dry darker then applied. I know this because I played around with acrylics for about a week or so before I changed over to oils.
I'm glad I did, by the way. I can do so much more with oils then acrylics. The drying time is sooo much more slower with oils.

Have fun.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 10, 2011, 11:24:05 PM
I'm thinking I may have to have a go with the masking fluid for the water drops. With w/c the whites must be preserved, if it doesn't work out I could probably put them in with acrylics....just a worry with the colours. No sense worrying about it until I get there.  ;D
Thanks for the input guys, keep it coming!  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 10, 2011, 11:29:06 PM
 :wave:  :bigwelcome: to 'thegrindre'.  boy did I find out just how fast acrylics can dry!  ::) Reverted back to watercolour for now. I'll try tackling the acrylics again another time.

Glad to have you with us, enjoy.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 11:39:30 PM
The stem was a challenge since the background was already green.  I added a bit of blue to darken further.  This is the first time I've deliberately blended or softened an edge to have it "out of focus" and am happy with the results, but any suggestions or remarks are quite welcome.  I'm glad Nolan showed it in the video.  :yippee: 

I'm going to wait for this layer to dry before working on the petals.  Nolan, I purchased smaller ceramic tiles (about 50 cents each).  They aren't as smooth as yours, but they sure do make for a wonderful palette.

Val, can't wait to see your tulip.  How is it coming along?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 10, 2011, 11:48:43 PM
I'm still working on drawing the large version, I've always had a problem with drawing 'big'. Just can't seem to get the shape right. I chose a little bit different design from the one tulip that Nolan did...and thats all I'm going to say about that!  ;D Should be ready to paint Monday I hope. Preengagement for tomorrow so won't be able to work on it. Have been looking at a couple of different techniques I might try. Haven't previously had much luck with the masking tape on the paper but I think I may have a way around that.... ^-^
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 11, 2011, 12:08:42 AM
Looking good Kelley, is it just the photo or have you decided to lighten the background?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 11, 2011, 01:18:16 AM
Okay Val.  Just didn't want to break out the :knuppel2: .  Keep up the good work, lass.

Nolan, the latest photo is much closer to how it looks as the previous is darker.  I'm still trying to adjust the camera to match the lighting.  I get a lot of glare so I need to find a way to diffuse the lights (wax paper perhaps).  Do you think it looks better?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 11, 2011, 06:20:24 AM
much better Kelley  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 11, 2011, 03:08:24 PM
Tulip is looking good Kelley. I have to say and I hope I'm not saying anything impolite here...you've altered the tulips quite a lot from the tutorial. Just wondering if you are purposely doing some things you're own way? I'm playing it safe and doing it just as Nolan is. Good luck on Monday Val. I'm going to start the water on the sunset tomorrow also. I haven't gotten to the end of the sunset painting tutorial yet...I'm just wondering ahead of time if Nolan painted that boat in while wet, or told everyone to wait till the water dries. I probably will give it a couple days to dry when I get there.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 11, 2011, 07:47:44 PM
Hey Pat, you are fine with what you said.  Yes, I deviated quite deliberate so my painting would have a little different composition (not quite Georgia O'Keefe but enlarged nonetheless).  It is still a tulip and I will most likely paint them similarly to Nolan's as far as colour selection is concerned.  I picked the green background to draw attention to the tulip and substituted the second tulip for the leaves.  Should still work.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 11, 2011, 07:55:00 PM
Great Job Travis, stunning tulip  :yippee: :painting:

There are one or two places you can adjust to make it even better  :heeha:


Blue - The sun is coming from the right, so those two shadows are not possible, so you can remove them.
Pink - Dark these areas to get even more rounding O0
Red circle - make sure this line will meet the top of the flower, ie., the contour must be continuous as if there was no leaf in front of it.

Small changes, but they will make a huge difference O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Travis on September 11, 2011, 08:04:12 PM
Thanks Nolan and i will be making those changes you have have pointed out to me.


Travis
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 11, 2011, 08:19:06 PM
Very good advice (as always) Nolan.  I look forward to seeing your work Travis.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on September 12, 2011, 04:03:45 AM
 :painting:
Hi All, have just finished checking all the tulips,everyone has done a marvelous job on them, congratulations to you all, can't wait to see everyone's sunrise.Will start on mine this afternoon really looking forward to it .Thank you Nolan and Dennis for the opportunity to learn from you.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 12, 2011, 05:54:25 AM
 :( I think I've deviated too far from the Tulip course with my painting.  Although it isn't the main focus of the picture, the background tulip appears flat with improper shadows or highlights I think.   The light source is coming from the right instead of left.  I wasn't expecting the paint to be dry the following day so I tried blending some colours to soften the edges after the fact.  I probably overworked the colours.  I may need :help: fixing this unless it is acceptable?   :-\
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 12, 2011, 08:36:45 AM
so far it looks good Kelley, move on to the next one :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 12, 2011, 12:38:48 PM
Looking good so far Kelley  :clap: ... I'm having  :sweat:  heavy doubts of how to blend my colours. Have never tried to blend w/c so can guarantee these tulips will be 'different' looking!  :eyesclosed: Might be daring and try a different w/c technique I saw.  :pray:
I have completed the larger drawing on paper, not centered quite as it should be but they are recognizable! Funny that you used green for your background Kelley... I was playing around with some greens for background!  :2funny: Can't decide... just procrastinating really. The first brushstroke is always the hardest.
Splish-Splash  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on September 12, 2011, 03:31:48 PM
Val, I completely agree with your statement... 'The first brushstroke is always the hardest.' Sometimes... I am lying now... MOST times I feel pretty intimidated with that white canvas.  That is why I have started doing  an underpainting first...but even then... that first touch of the paintloaded brush to that white canvas...mmm scary... that white canvas might get such a fright seeing all the colour that it might just try and move out of fear  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Travis on September 12, 2011, 05:46:56 PM
This is My Tulip after I made a few changes to it that Nolan pointed out to me. Thanks again and it made my painting look a lot better than before and I can use that to work on other paintings I do when I have the light and shadows to deal with.


Happy painting everyone and have a great day  :painting:


Travis.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on September 12, 2011, 07:03:43 PM
Really looking excellent Travis IMHO... well done  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 12, 2011, 07:33:53 PM
huge difference Travis, well done, stunning painting  :yippee: :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Travis on September 12, 2011, 09:25:45 PM
Thank You Nolan and thank you as well MOW.

Travis.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 13, 2011, 01:03:41 AM
Excellent job Travis  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on September 13, 2011, 11:34:31 AM
He he, I think you pulled that one off quite well, Travis.
Nice job...  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 18, 2011, 11:53:35 PM
Good work Travis.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on September 19, 2011, 08:42:00 AM
 :clap:
  Looking good Travis.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mary (mmmckee1) on September 19, 2011, 05:56:54 PM
My second attempt at water drops on this one.  They looked so good when I practiced this is a learning experience I learned how to cover up an error and that I should have put wet paint down before I tried to re blend on the petals.  Your comments are appreciated. Thanks   Mary
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 19, 2011, 06:05:41 PM
It's very nice Mary. I has a very "completed" look to the painting. Clean, not overworked. I know about the wet underlayer when re-doing something new on top. But, I have hardly done that and usually it works out well. But..still should be doing it, even if it's a thin layer of pure medium instead of wet paint. But, I think this is all mainly for large areas, such as water or skies.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 19, 2011, 09:47:23 PM
Hi Mary, hope you don't mind me merging your topic with this one - I want to keep the tulip paintings together in one thread so it will be easier later to see what everybody has done.

Great job on the water drops, they look perfect :clap:

What I would like to see is the shadow side of the flower (bottom right) going a bit darker, so once the painting is dry, just give it a colour wash with a darker shadow colour and you will see the extra depth you will get in the painting. Other than that, it beautiful  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 23, 2011, 05:29:10 AM
After a long day I took a stab at the foreground tulip.  I am positive the shadowing is poorly blended and in wrong places.  I shouldn't have been painting at 11 pm  - I should've been sleeping instead. Nonetheless, I am uploading this shot to show the progress.  Does it require much work or just add the water drops?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 23, 2011, 07:48:25 AM
from the photo it looks beautiful Kelley  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on September 23, 2011, 01:23:55 PM
My goodness, both Mary and Kelly have done a fantastic job, IMHO.  O0
I'd a given this tulip a try myself but, I just don't want to paint a tulip although, I am using the same techniques to paint my stuff.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on September 23, 2011, 07:57:04 PM
It's good Kelley. The background one helps the foreground one look sharper and have more distance..as I'm sure you know. I'm not sure about where to put any more shadows. I'll leave that to Nolan.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 23, 2011, 08:05:50 PM
Looking beautiful Kelley  O0 I agree with Pat on the sharpness, well done. Love your colours. Keep it coming!

I hope this posts...having problems with that lately.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 24, 2011, 04:35:35 AM
I am a bit flabbergasted still by the positive comments!  I was a bit frustrated with the new direction of the light source and thus change of shadows and highlights.  The edge of the petals are meant to have a little lighter hue.  I am going to work on the water droplets next.

 :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 24, 2011, 10:34:49 AM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Helenty on September 24, 2011, 11:20:17 AM
 :clap:
       Wonderful work Mary and Kelley, it is lovely to see all tulips.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 26, 2011, 04:01:17 AM
Okay Val, here's the first water drop in your honour.   O0  More drops to come, but I was excited when I finally got one done!

Thanks Nolan for the instructions.  Would not have been possible without you and Dennis.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 26, 2011, 04:04:17 AM
I "fiddled" a bit with it just a bit more because the highlighted area seemed too wide for me.  By blending a bit more it came out a bit more realistic.  I was considering what to add to the next drop (reflected flowers, sun, etc.) but I am probably going to stay basic.  I'm happy with the results thus far.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on September 26, 2011, 04:48:52 AM
The water drop is very well done. Congrats  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just a little more shadow on the bottom of the drop will add emphasis to the height of the drop and make it more  3D looking.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on September 26, 2011, 05:13:16 AM
I will add more shadow to the droplet as well.  Thank you Dennis.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 26, 2011, 10:22:22 AM
Brilliant Kellley!! I'm thrilled and honoured to be your first drip er drop..... looks spectacular  :clap:
I have got to see how to do the waterdrop, this internet is going to send me round the bend  :pullhair:  Sooner or later I'll get there. Don't hold supper!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 26, 2011, 07:52:06 PM
after you extend the shadow, it will be perfect :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 09, 2011, 08:42:10 AM
I'm just watching the tutorial for the 'Tulip Painting'. I'm halfway through part 2. I'm really enjoying it and learning more skills.
I shall take a look at peoples results soon. I may have a go at it but, I also fancy having a go at the 'Rose' and then the 'Portrait Course' later. So, I'm spoilt for choice.  :-\
I'm off back over to watch some more before a guitar lesson student turns up.  :smart:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 09, 2011, 01:56:55 PM
Your tulips are wonderful!  The water drop looks very real! O0 I love the creativity of all the artist on here.  A lot of variety in the tulips.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 13, 2011, 09:54:03 PM
I have finished my tulip, but I can't seem to post it.   :help:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 13, 2011, 10:06:32 PM
email it to me
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 13, 2011, 10:14:52 PM
 :clap: Nolan..... I think you are the first to get a canvas! 2000 posts  :yippee:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 13, 2011, 10:43:46 PM
Nolan,

My file was too big, so I made it smaller.  I have submitted it twice as an attachment to my message and it said "done", but I do not see it on here.  :confused:  If it shows up two or three times, I didn't do it intentionally! ???  :D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on October 13, 2011, 10:49:23 PM
I considered doing the dark (almost black) tulip, but didn't know how I'd pull it off. You did a marvelous job C.Bodine.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 13, 2011, 10:56:23 PM
 :eek: This is gorgeous C.  :clap: Love the colour of the tulip and the background is great. Stunning combination. Wonderful detail on the leaves....and you were worried?  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 13, 2011, 11:05:24 PM
Very good. Great use of complimentary colours. Work really well. Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 13, 2011, 11:12:34 PM
 :thankyou:  for your comments.  :flowers: This was very intimidating for a beginner, but I learned a lot from it.  I have already made some changes to it (Pat :) ) Won't post any changes until I do the drops, though.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 13, 2011, 11:23:28 PM
Looking great C :clap: I love the deep colour, makes it look very classy O0

It's really gonna sparkle with the water drops on it
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 13, 2011, 11:27:58 PM
Thank you, Nolan.  :blush:  It is my first flower so I am sure I missed something or need to adjust something on it.  Do you have any suggestions?  Something I may not notice?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 14, 2011, 01:43:25 AM
there are always places you can fiddle with in any painting, but you need to ask yourself if it will add value.

This is your first flower and it is better than most flower portraits you will see in any gallery, so to me that's more than awesome for a first attempt. Any improvements from here are small subtle changes that come with practicing to recognize small changes in value and will not add much additional value to the painting. I could now go and point them out for you, but I know from experience that all it will do is make you want to over analyze your paintings which at this point in your progress is counterproductive. As you continue to improve and grow you will start to automatically see the smaller differences without having to over analyze  O0

You have done a superb job and I know the comments and compliments from your friends, family, etc. is going to confirm that, so my suggestion would be to sign this one off after you have added the waterdrops.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Anya on October 14, 2011, 03:10:00 AM
C. this is so beautiful....

The colors are wonderful, and the detail on the petals....wow..

If your a beginner then I really look forward to your future artwork.

Well done.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on October 14, 2011, 03:12:11 AM
WOW! That's a mighty fine encouragement speech from Nolan. In other words , it came out close to perfect for a first time attempt and, I agree. Fantastic job, C.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 14, 2011, 03:23:23 AM
Thank you, Anya and Rick for you very kind compliments.  :)  I have to say I am pretty happy with it.  I did have the advantage of seeing the rose tutorial before I did it.  That gave me some good info on brush stroke direction. 


Nolan, thank you for your advice.  I did see a few places that needed adjustment ;D ! Now, if I can learn from all the comments Pat makes and not "fiddle" with it! ??? I really appreciate your comments.  It really means a lot coming from you.  You are a phenominal teacher!!! I can't believe I have learned so much from a couple of your classes!  I can't say thank you enough for what you are teaching us. :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :thankyou:  I think I am just as excited about getting the color wheel added to my Pencil! :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 14, 2011, 05:24:27 AM
 :urwelcome:

I earned a canvas today, but I don't get to see mine  :'(
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 15, 2011, 01:54:36 PM
Am I suppose to update my original posts when I make changes to my pictures or just post them again?  Not sure, so for now I will make a new one.  Here is my tulip with waterdrops.  Was a little paniced about painting something on top of the finished painting.  :sweat:  I found them to be challenging! Particularly, the one running.
Not sure where to put them, either.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on October 15, 2011, 02:49:34 PM
I would keep my updated painting in the same thread as I started it in. To me, this keeps all updates of the same painting in one place rather then spread out in numerous threads all over the forums.
That's what I do, anyway.

Man! Those water droplets are about the best I've seen. That runny one is about as perfect as can be. Great job, CB!!!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 15, 2011, 03:26:21 PM
Thanks Rick. :blush:   They were kind of scary to make. Do I just go back to the original post and take out the picture and repost the new one along with my updated comments?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 15, 2011, 05:49:09 PM
Wow! That looks great!  :clap:
I'd say leave the original because it allows people to see your progress in a timeline fashion. I've just looked at the before and after. Beautiful. Congratulations.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Anya on October 15, 2011, 06:06:18 PM
Absolutely wonderful C. :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 15, 2011, 06:14:16 PM
Thank you, Tony and Anya.  I really appreciate your opinions.  I have seen your work and you are both very talented! :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 15, 2011, 08:06:41 PM
 :yippee: Excellent job C.!  :clap: Hard to believe it could get better. The background is marvellous and the waterdrops....  :heeha:... fantastic.  :clap:
As far as your post you did just fine. This way we can see where you were with your painting and where you finished up. Shows the progression. Beautifully done.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 15, 2011, 09:00:04 PM
 :blush: Thanks Val.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 15, 2011, 09:10:02 PM
The waterdrops have just rounded an already stunning painting off beautifully and turned it into something special, well done C :clap:

Always post your updates to a painting in the same thread, but in a new post, like you have done here. That way we can see the progress of the painting in one place. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on October 16, 2011, 01:14:31 PM
Very nice C.   The water drops look real good, just enough of them. You're doing real well...keep going O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2011, 01:47:33 PM
 :thankyou: Pat

Nolan,  Origianally I had wanted to put some tulips faded into the background, but I didn't understand how to get the faded look so the front tulip stayed the main focus. How is that done?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 16, 2011, 08:12:42 PM
you keep everything out of focus, ie., no sharp lines and faded colours
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 16, 2011, 08:48:24 PM
I've made a start on my Tulip at last!  :yippee:
I must say, the use of water colour pencils to draw in the outline is a fantastic idea. I wish I'd have heard of that one years ago. It makes life so much easier to be able to wipe off and readjust areas.
I didn't draw a grid for the outline and so ended drawing freehand. This took a while and was very frustrating. The water colour pencil use helped massively. Now I need a OHP!(Over Head Projector) (got 2 bids going on Ebay!)
My tulip seems a bit smaller and over the the left. I've popped in an additional blade of leaf to compensate.
Here's a pic (If it shows the lines) that I've got to so far. I'm just gonna watch more of the video tutorial to see what comes next. Can't remember if we use masking tape and rub out some of the lines.
I'm tempted to start painting this evening but, it's 9.40pm in UK and, I'd get carried away painting till the early hours! I'm not sure if my lights here would be detrimental anyway. I've got a small low energy bulb on and, 3 clear type of screw in ones on the ceiling that give bright lighting.
Cheers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 16, 2011, 10:34:35 PM
You're off to a great start Tony, looking forward to seeing the progress
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 17, 2011, 09:43:06 AM
Good start Tony, just take your time and enjoy the process.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 17, 2011, 12:29:00 PM
Good start Tony, just take your time and enjoy the process.  :clap:
Thank you Val!  ;)
I've moved onto the next stage. These are a few things I've learned along the way but will be part of my learning curve. (Some are not new experiences though, like brush hair loss):
Low tack masking tape is useless! Even my standard masking tape kept coming off. I'm not sure if this is anything to do with using watercolour pencils used on the outlining.  :-\
A syringe makes for a good Pipette for the medium drops delivery!  8)
Having the right brush for background painting helps. I've had to use one of my 1" Bob Ross brushes as I didn't have a 'Pastry' type brush. ::)
Loose hairs coming off the brush are well irritating!  :tickedoff:
Paint seems to have a life of its own and always manages to hitch a ride...on you!
My colours (Water mixable) didn't look the same as Nolans so, I substituted the yellow for Cadmium Yellow Light and the Red to Cadmium Red Dark.
Smell! Windows open job! 
Using a plastic sleeve to store my paint on the paper palette in the fridge was useful. (I'll show it in the next picture). *added now*!

But the result seems ok for now. I'll have to wait and see how it is once I get the rest on.
Should I wait for it to dry (shouldn't take too long. It's warm in this hall) before I do the next stage? Hopefully tomorrow. I can be starting the 'Rose' project while I wait.
Thanks for following. Next time I'll set a thread specific to my progress instead of posting on the project original.
 :painting:

 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 17, 2011, 06:38:39 PM
some good lessons learnt there :clap:

I like your palette storage, that way there will be less wastage.
Your Bob Ross 1" brush is the correct brush, you can even use the 2"

PS - Love your studio setup  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 17, 2011, 08:34:18 PM
Background is looking good Tony.  O0  This is where the temptation  :devil2: tries to get me to push on through. Nice to know that other mediums have to wait for things to dry a bit as well....but its  :sweat: hard!
Nice studio setup, looks like you have everything you need. Looking forward to next step.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 17, 2011, 09:17:03 PM
Thank you Nolan & Val.  :thankyou: Yeah, I'm looking forward to the next stage. I've decided to do some tomorrow instead of this eve. There's no hurry yet. Although I do intend to become prolific as the weeks pass and my skill level, knowledge and confidence increase.
My studio set-up is feeling ok. I'll tweak and change it as I progress.
Cheers  ;)   
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 17, 2011, 10:00:21 PM
 :gl: with the next step Tony
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 18, 2011, 10:07:36 AM
 :clap:  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2011, 02:27:21 PM
Today I managed to get the next stage done. I didn't have the patience to wait for it to dry!
I just need to do the water drops but, I might wait till it's dry but, then again, will I be able to replicate the same colours? The left over paint is in my folder container in the fridge. I'm not sure it'll last long enough to allow me to do the water drops in a week. Nolan?  :help:
I'm fairly pleased with the result. I did mess around a bit and lost track with my colours on the palette but, I used the knowledge from Nolan & Dennis to mix up some more and got a good match!  :yippee:
Here's the nearly finished work:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 18, 2011, 03:03:13 PM
 :clap: Tony, your tulip is beautiful.  Love the shading.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 18, 2011, 07:28:06 PM
 :yippee: looking great Tony. Very neat painting, great shadings. O0

Your paints will be okay in the fridge if you pile them up as opposed to leaving them in flat spread out piles.

What I would look out for on your shadows next time is that the opposite colour starts to overpower the base colour. Your darkest shadows are on the verge. If you see that happening, then your original base colour needed darkening. So in this case you would need to add more red into the mix to darken the orange. That will bring the mix back to the orange side O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2011, 08:12:32 PM
Hey Nolan, thank you for great advice.
I have left my paints spread out on the paper palette stored in that container too! I shall pile them up or, perhaps crack on tomorrow and get those tears of joy streaming down the Tulip!  :D The reason I didn't do them today was, I haven't got a Mahl stick so I can work over the wet paint areas. I've come up with an idea though. I'm gonna use one of those long wood working clamps across the painting so I can lean against it and do the fine detail of the water drops (I'll post a picture tomorrow to show what I mean, if it works out). I'd like to get this Tulip finished.
As I approached the bottom end of the Tulip, I'd lost control of my paint set-up and my palette was a bit of a mess.
I really appreciate your pointing this darker area out Nolan, I knew something was wrong but I didn't know what. You spotted it! I can have a go at correcting it or, take it into account on my next practice session (I've had a few people expressing interest in buying this so, I may do another one!)
Cheers  ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 18, 2011, 08:16:26 PM
ooh, another sale coming up, nice  :yippee:

I use a long brush for a mahl stick.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2011, 08:24:14 PM
ooh, another sale coming up, nice  :yippee:

I use a long brush for a mahl stick.

Hey, I hope so! How much I charge is quite something else. I reckon 4 hours at £25 ph, £25 materials and £10,000 for the Paint Basket skills!  :2funny:
Original oil painting. Investment. Sought after Artist. Modern look painting?....I reckon I could be onto a winner here Nolan! Yeah, right lol!
Seriously, I'm gonna say £180 (That'll scare 'em off!)

I fear using a long handled paintbrush in case I slip right across the whole of my painting!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 18, 2011, 08:42:11 PM
let's hope it goes fast
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 18, 2011, 11:17:33 PM
Excellent on all fronts Tony.  :clap: Best of luck with the sale  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: patindaytona on October 19, 2011, 02:41:13 PM
Good work Tony. I like it alot. Hope you can sell it. It's great when you see others really appreciate your work, isn't it? When you get that appreciation soak it in!!! You're always better than you think you are.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 19, 2011, 07:10:49 PM
You're always better than you think you are.
Straight from the horses mouth!  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 19, 2011, 07:27:14 PM
I second that Val O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 24, 2011, 09:56:03 PM
I've decided to take my tulip painting round the sides of my deep edge canvas! I'm very pleased I did. It looks much better and more complete and natural. I managed to mix a colour match for it.
I've yet to do the water drops. I find I have to get in the mood for a few hours of painting without being distracted.
Also, I've been tired a lot 'cos the Mrs snores and I don't get to sleep so well. In fact it's really causing quite a problem. I feel knackered all day and have a 'can't be bothered feeling'. I tried ear plugs AND work ear muffs at the same time and I could still hear the bass sound! Arghhhhhh!  :'(
Any tips would be very welcome.  :help:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EllaNZ on October 25, 2011, 01:35:17 AM
Tony, I have already sussed out that there is absolutely nothing, nothing any can do to stop the snoring.  Feel very sorry for those who have to try and put up with it.  Maybe you should use your better half's snoring to your advantage - every snore is a stroke of paint on your canvas.  :painting:  :tickedoff:  :painting:  >:D  :painting:  :knuppel2:  :painting:  :crazy2:  :painting:  :sweat: :sweat: In the end you will be quite exhausted from trying to keep up with the beat, stress for you cannot get the right mix in time for the next beat, and so on 
 In the end you would prefer the snoring to the keeping up  :2funny:  :2funny:  Group hug to all the snorers :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 25, 2011, 06:54:58 AM
Ella!  :2funny: :2funny:
I may have an idea to resolve the Dragon snores!....... :knuppel2: and, the pillow looks very tempting :tickedoff: Could get a divorce too! lol!
Perhaps I'll paint an interesting portrait with Nolan's guidance this eve.... A Pigs face with a massive snout and call it Sue!  :2funny:
Can't wait for this evenings tutorial...if I can stay awake!  ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 25, 2011, 09:53:41 AM
Now I'm not saying that my delightful 'other' half snores...BUT...on the occasion when the symphony is a bit overwhelming I move to the guest cabin in the other hull, turn on the fan, open the hatch and enjoy the 'quiet' noise!  ;D  I've tried the pillow over my head routine...didn't work, so better to move than put the pillow over his!  >:D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 25, 2011, 02:14:42 PM
Now I'm not saying that my delightful 'other' half snores...BUT...on the occasion when the symphony is a bit overwhelming I move to the guest cabin in the other hull, turn on the fan, open the hatch and enjoy the 'quiet' noise!  ;D  I've tried the pillow over my head routine...didn't work, so better to move than put the pillow over his!  >:D
:2funny: ;) I've drifted the thread from Tulips to snoring! Sorry Dennis & Nolan!  :blush:
If I don't get my water drops done on my Tulip by tomorrow, they will be real tears when I squeeze Sue's nose hard!  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 25, 2011, 05:35:12 PM
Keep at it.... I must wait for the live newsletter to load before I do my waterdrops.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 27, 2011, 12:18:40 PM
Finished my 'Tulip'...at last!
I'm quite pleased with the result and, watching Nolan's video again as a reminder for the water drops really paid off. They look real!
Hope 'ya like it and, my new signature!:

PS. My 'Mahl Frame' was really perfect for the detail steady hand!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 27, 2011, 12:23:39 PM
 :yippee: Way to go Tony!  :clap: Your tulip is superb, and the water droplets are extraordinaire! Very authentic.  :clap:
I like your signature, well done.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 27, 2011, 12:27:46 PM
Tony, your tulip and water drops look great.   :clap:  Cool signature. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on October 27, 2011, 12:29:27 PM
WOW! I am impressed, Top.  :yippee: That is a super great piece of work and I love your new sig as well.  O0  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 27, 2011, 12:40:31 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for your lovely encouraging feedback! I'm glad you like my Tulip but, more importantly, my new signature. I spent ages trying to settle for the right one. 'Anthony Stephen Martin' was too long. 'Tony' wasn't what I wanted. The acronym 'ASM' although not expressing my actual name, I liked it. So, I settled for that. It looks okay too. I'm pleased with it and, it's fairly easy to draw in. I used Alizarin Crimson mixed with Viridian to take away the transparency. I then used medium to thin it and then used a thin brush to sign it.
 ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 27, 2011, 12:46:33 PM
I'm going to open a post for suggestions.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 27, 2011, 12:53:30 PM
Just out of interest, here is a picture of my colour palettes. The first one (the paper palette. Laying on a green cutting board) dried up.
I made up two light colours on the first tile palette (bottom one) to paint the canvas edges.
The other tile palette (left with the Bob Ross painting knife on) is today's mixes for the water drops and, my new signature:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 27, 2011, 03:35:50 PM
Val,  are you talking about suggestions for your signature?  I am clueless what to do with mine.  That would be kinda fun.  Having suggestions for signatures.  That way when we all get famous, we have a tie to our painting roots!!! :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: thegrindre on October 27, 2011, 03:39:19 PM
I like your name as it appears here, C. Bodine. I also like a CB of some sorts. Such as a large C with a smaller B inside of it.
Those are my suggestions.  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 27, 2011, 08:45:15 PM
Yes C.  I'll go open the thread and see what we get  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 27, 2011, 08:48:27 PM
Post your new signature in the cool signatures thread Tony (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,974.0.html)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 27, 2011, 09:51:22 PM
Post your new signature in the cool signatures thread Tony ([url]http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,974.0.html[/url])

Thanks Nolan, yeah, I'll post it over there too!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Maryna on December 10, 2011, 05:42:45 PM
I started with the background, used Acrylics, for I didn't have Turpentine to clean my oil brushes  ;D, so had to go with what I had. Painting on streched canvas. My background came out very peachy? Can I fix it? Or should I just go on. Will only continue with the flower next week, need to stock up with some more white.

Some help please.

Just took another look at it and saw that my area for my stem seems abit narrow, can I fix that too without having the background showing through?? :sweat:

Thanks

Maryna
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on December 10, 2011, 05:49:08 PM
First, congratulations on your progress Maryna.  :clap:  If you have the ability to take and post pictures, it would help us to help you.  In short, yes.  You can go over areas that were not the desired colour and go over.  I'll let Nolan confirm, but I believe the background colour will not show through.  I think it depends on how thick a top layer you use.  You should be okay.  Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 10, 2011, 10:51:07 PM
Seeing as you have used acrylics, just repaint the background.

The thin stem is fine, just widen it when painting the actual stem. We always paint a little over the line anyway to get the "distance" overlapping correct. In other words to get the stem to look in front of the background.

Looking forward to seeing your tulip  :painting: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Maryna on December 11, 2011, 06:54:43 AM
I am thinking of redoing the background using oil over the acrylic, would it work?

I also know now why my colour didn't work, because I don't know the basics of mixing colour  :tickedoff:  :blush:
So I went back and watched the webinar on the colour mixing, it allllll makes so much sense now.

I have been looking at some of the other students painting and wow, would I also be able to paint like that??  ;)

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on December 11, 2011, 07:00:18 AM
Yes and yes.  Yes you can put oil over acrylic (but not the other way around).  Yes you will be able to paint like the other students.  Watch the video lessons as many times as you need to and post your photos so we (especially Nolan and Dennis!) can give you encouraging pointers.  You will do great!  Can hardly wait to see your tulips.  :gl2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on December 11, 2011, 10:06:53 AM
 :congrats: on starting your tulip. Don't forget to post a photo for us.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: waterlily on December 15, 2011, 01:51:58 AM
Hi! Here's my tulip painting and am very happy with the result. Crossing my fingers that photo will show up ...
Thanks and any feedback welcome.
Ling
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: waterlily on December 15, 2011, 02:00:45 AM
Ohoh tulip stem too narrow I think? :'( :help: Can i correct by just overpainting or do I need to apply some medium first? :help: Thanks for advise.
Ling
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Maryna on December 18, 2011, 12:35:25 PM
I can't seem to get my shadow colour correct. I followed your directions Nolan, but my shadow keep on coming out brownish??  :confused:Is this correct or what am I doing wrong?  ???
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 18, 2011, 08:35:41 PM
I am presuming that you are painting an orange tulip - in that case then it is correct. Brown is just a fancy word for "orange's shadow colour". What you can do though to keep the chroma (vibrancy) of the colour up is to first darken the colour by adding the next colour down on the colour wheel before shadowing it. So in this case first add red to the orange to darken it and then when you get to the shadow side of the tulip you can start adding blue to shadow it.

Hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on February 14, 2012, 12:04:54 AM
Medium was very expensive!! Crayola Crayon :2funny:  :2funny:

I just felt like playing today!I love to sit and color with my granddaughter!  Remember those days of coloring?(Please, understand I am not posting this as a "work of art"!) This is just a reminder.... relax.... have fun!!! Art can be just for your own enjoyment!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on February 14, 2012, 12:32:29 AM
Wow it looks awesome  :) :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sapphirelynn on February 14, 2012, 12:35:52 AM
 Looks wonderful, have you thought of using water color pencils?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on February 14, 2012, 12:46:23 AM
Thank you Bhavna and Sapphirelynn.  Actually, I just wanted to color! Wasn't trying to produce any particular art.  Just giving myself a dose of nastalgia! ::) Definitely need to take the drawing course! :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on February 14, 2012, 01:23:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very pretty, C.

It's so nice you had a fun day with your granddaughter. 

I'm sure she'll have fond memories of this day with you.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on February 14, 2012, 07:17:37 AM
Christina you have just done the preparation for a larger oil painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: valweb on February 14, 2012, 07:43:55 AM
 :clap: I will look at crayons in another light from now on..... :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on February 14, 2012, 08:31:41 AM
Love it C... and what a fabulous way to create memories with your granddaughter.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on February 14, 2012, 01:17:11 PM
Thanks, Lillian and Leana.  Actually my granddaughter is not quite 2!  I had to work real hard to cover the blue crayon she colored across my page when I had my back turned! :2funny: :2funny: She probably won't remember, but I will!

Valweb,  we get so consumed trying to learn and grow in our art, we sometimes forget it is suppose to be enjoyable! :sweat:  Just a little fun!

Hmmm.... a thought, Dennis!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on February 14, 2012, 02:12:26 PM
COOOOOL! C. It is always fun to do things with our grandchildren. Enjoy, they grow up so quickly.  O0 :yippee:
Nina
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on February 14, 2012, 07:33:47 PM
Gee ... I remember when little Belly could just give my finger a squeeze, now she can wrap around my arm (several times) and give a serious hug! (she's a Ball Python).  :eek:  Just one of my 'grandcritters'.   ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on February 15, 2012, 12:04:48 AM
How do you know when the python gets seasick? When hugs tighter for dear life  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on February 15, 2012, 09:21:04 AM
 :envy: That would be nasty Dennis ... might have to rethink that!  :2funny:
So far no more signs or sounds of unwanted guests, hopefully no more!  :sweat:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on March 01, 2012, 05:24:25 PM
I know Its too late...but i am trying to catching up  :2funny:  so I started working on Tulip. It is not finished yet. Before doing water drops and leaf shadow , I thought I should post it here for feedback from the experts on this forum  :) :) :) :) :).

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Maryna on March 01, 2012, 05:57:57 PM
well done, very nice  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on March 01, 2012, 06:05:17 PM
Well I don't know about experts. but we try. I think you are doing a very nice job.  O0 I think you need some more shadow work. especially where in goes into the flower. right where the base of the flower is on the stem. Also along the right side of the flower that is also in shadow. Then the petal at the top that is behind the two large petals inside there needs to be darkened. Hope this helps. Nolan could explain it better than me.
I have not yet had a chance to do this one either. So don't feel bad about being behind. Some of us are way behind.  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 01, 2012, 07:52:59 PM
there is no such thing as being behind, we all progress at our own pace, plus there are new folks joining all the time that are only just starting the free lessons O0

The two places I feel you can adjust are the left hand petal where the highlight and mid tone meet - there is still a bit of a line there, so just soften that some more.
Then the base where the stem and petals meet, add that little transition shading in there, that will fuse the stem and petals together.

Other than that I think you have done a great job, looking forward to seeing what it looks like with the water drops on O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on March 02, 2012, 01:02:32 AM
I concur with Nina's and Nolan's assessment.  O0  You're doing great Bhavna.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 02, 2012, 01:14:04 AM
Excellent job thus far Bhavna.  :clap:  :clap: 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 02, 2012, 01:48:43 AM
You're doing really nice work on your tulip painting, Bhavna   :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on March 02, 2012, 03:38:56 AM
Bhavna, there are still many paintings I need to do before I catch up with some of the others. Continue posting your work as you complete each lesson.  We all enjoy seeing what everyone is doing and watch the progess everyone is making!
Your tulip looks very nice! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on March 02, 2012, 09:11:00 AM
Bhavna ... your tulip truly looks fabulous thus far.  With a few adjustments as Nolan and Nina suggested you are "A" for away  :clap: :clap: :clap: ... You are most definitely not behind... I have not done the tulip painting either yet  :whistle: ... that is what is so awesome about PB... we can work at our own pace  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on March 04, 2012, 06:43:17 PM
Thanks Everyone for such a nice comments :) :-*
I tried to incorporate the suggestion given by Nolan and Nina.


Still filing I need to do some more shading on right side in the middle of the flowers. But before going back, I thought it would be batter to post it here  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 04, 2012, 06:56:39 PM
Oh WOW!  You sure can paint!  Beautiful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on March 04, 2012, 09:09:24 PM
Bhavna, your tulip and waterdrops look great!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 04, 2012, 09:12:00 PM
Beautiful work  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: claude on March 04, 2012, 09:13:30 PM
Très jolie tulipe, bravo!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on March 04, 2012, 10:47:43 PM
Bhavna, Looks great  O0 O0 O0 O0
Nina
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on March 05, 2012, 07:57:02 PM
Thank you all for Positive , motivated and awesome feedback  :) :) :) :)   
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: valweb on March 05, 2012, 08:14:22 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: You can be proud of this painting.   Well done!   Love the shading of the background.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 06, 2012, 12:37:57 AM
much better and great job on the water drops :clap:

It would still be great if you could soften this line :

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sapphirelynn on March 06, 2012, 04:41:58 AM
looks awsome  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on March 06, 2012, 06:01:57 PM
Thanks Nolan. I got your point I will try to do it again.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Anthony on March 12, 2012, 12:43:37 AM
My first oil painting. Thanks Nolan and Dennis for offering this class! I'm pleased with how it turned out and plan to do more of these in various colors. I have red, yellow and violet tulips just beginning to come up.
In this painting I think I can improve many things. I think I can improve the arrangement of the water drops.They are in too much of a line and the group is too regular, I believe. Also, I cleaned my palette to begin the sunset class before I was finished with the tulip and had a difficult time getting the colors matched up again. Must get more palettes!
The class was very enjoyable and I'm excited about painting more!
I would welcome any comments and criticisms.

Anthony
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on March 12, 2012, 02:22:31 AM
You have done a nice job on your tulip.  The water drops look great! O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on March 12, 2012, 07:40:46 AM
Anthony ... not sure if I have welcomed you already... if not  :welcome: to PB.  Love your tulip painting.  Beautifully done and blended. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on March 12, 2012, 08:08:06 AM
Anthony  :welcome: glad to have you with us and that you are enjoying the classes - can see that by the work you are producing  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 12, 2012, 10:15:22 AM
Marvelous work Anthony....you'd think you've been painting for ages. Well done.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 12, 2012, 11:48:30 AM
Your first oil painting?  Wow!  You did an amazing job!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 12, 2012, 07:58:55 PM
Glad you enjoyed the tutorial Anthony O0

Great job on this painting too :clap:

Two suggestions for the next ones - darken where the petals meet the stem - this will complete the rounding in that area and make the stem and flower fuse together O0

You can make the waterdrops a bit bigger next time  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Anthony on March 12, 2012, 08:32:48 PM
Thank you all for the welcome and comments. :blush:   I'm happy I found this site.  ;D
Nolan, thanks for the suggestions.  I will definitely incorporate them into the next one.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on March 25, 2012, 04:47:08 AM
Oh dear, that went badly.   :'(

Well it went badly up 'til I gave it up as a bad joke at the end of the left hand petal.

First, mum and dad gave me a call for a chat during my painting and blending of the background, so that didn't end up going so smoothly.

Second, I hadn't quite thinned my rather thick Acrylics far enough. And the spray bottle, while helping, just wasn't cutting it. Seemed okay when I did the little test, but got it wrong obviously.

Some advice from someone (not here at Paint Basket  :thumbdown:) was that with a restricted budget and wanting to try any style of painting, to buy my Matisse Structure paints (they are impasto version of their artist quality paints) as they would allow me to do normal paintings by thinning them and then use them straight for the impasto work. Like the Oils in Acrylics one I did that I carried of quite successfully.

So the blending wasn't happening. So I thinned them down a bit more, but it was too late really.

And thirdly, I thought I'd keep going as a bit of a practice run, and got to the edge where you need to be really neat. Well, let me tell you, after three strong Sunday morning breakfast :coffee: (which I KNOW gives me the jitters, but tastes so good) it's not a good idea to try fine detail work.  :whistle:

I stopped at the half way point and have re-gessoed the board to use for practicing.

Next week, I think I will move onto the 2nd tutorial - the seascape. A sunset over mountains and water - well, I've already carried one of those off pretty nicely. Anyway, hopefully it'll give me bit of confidence back again.

And who knows maybe it'll turn out that sunsets are just my thing. Most people seem to be rather appreciative of those anyway, so that wouldn't be so bad if it were the case.

Oh well, I guess there are no mistakes, just  :smart: experiences.

Batman.

ps Before anyone says anything, I'm not forking out any money to convert to oils equipment at this stage. I've already spent enough on the acrylics and the associated additives, varnishes, sealants, retarders to give upon them.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 25, 2012, 11:23:06 AM
It's nice to see you're not throwing in the towel/giving up on painting with acrylics.

Your sunset painting was brilliantly done.  You can have another success, I know it!

It looks like we might be getting some landscape classes coming up if the vote keeps going that way.  Maybe something there will interest you.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 28, 2012, 12:34:58 AM
in other words, when you start painting, lock the door, unplug the phone, etc.  :crazy2:

 :gl: with the next one. Maybe after that you will give the tulip another go?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on March 29, 2012, 08:44:20 PM
Nah, not giving up. Just moving on.

In the last day or two the temp has started to ease off a bit. Only getting up to about 28 or 29 during the day.

I might try the tulip again (and eventually the rose) when the temp is only reaching 15 or 20. Give it a couple of months.

We don't get much winter here.

The real problem comes trying to intersperse detail with the blending.  The acrylics don't really give yo the time to slow down in the middle and come back to the blending. I'm trying to work out if perhaps there's a way to do the detailed edges then do the rest of the petal in one hit without it looking crap, but I'll come back to that, as I say, when it's a bit cooler. Or maybe try with glazings instead of blending - one layer over the top with some acrylic medium or something along those lines. Bring on the hairdryer!

Batman
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on March 29, 2012, 08:55:38 PM
Batman you will get it. Acrylics really are not that bad to work with. If you have them in stay wet palette. I like them because they dry fast and I can go over them. You just have to remember it takes layers with acrylics. Not a lot of paint on your brush, then build in layers. Good luck.  O0
Nina
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 29, 2012, 09:42:57 PM
Stick with it Batman. A lot of people will look to you for an inspirational example. You'll get there in the end but, acrylics can be a challenge to master.
Good luck ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on March 29, 2012, 10:26:15 PM
Don't worry, I had no intentions of quitting. I have just booked up all the classes for April (Watercolours and Oils & Acrylics.)

And Nina, that was why I was thinking of glazings or something like that to do the Tulip. Sure, it mightn't look exactly like Nolans, but who cares? It's supposed to be my interpretation of a tulip, not a copy of Nolan's tulip. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 30, 2012, 12:38:11 AM
and that's the story I like to here O0 You have to put your own spin on stuff to make it your own.

Don't try and put in your detail too soon, just get the basic shadings and shapes right, then come back and use detail work and colour washes to adjust and get the detail work in. I often do the outlines first and then come back to fill in the insides O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on March 30, 2012, 09:12:43 AM
Imbatman, I can totally understand your frustration with the acrylics...they can really be tricky and also so much fun at the same time.  I also use Derivan Matisse...however not the structure paint...

But this is my suggestion... no matter if it is structure of flow formula you use... this medium is great... Just keep in mind that it might make your paints more transparent...all depends on how much you add... it is a great extender as well as glazing medium... also when I add this to my paint... it stays wet on the palette for a few days...

The medium I am talking about is Derivan Matisse Medium Nr 8 - SPREADER MEDIUM

This what I can tell you about it:

The purpose of MM8 is to spread large volumes of colour over selected areas while maintaining a controlled paint viscosity.  You can add MM8 until the required volume of paint is attained...just remember...the more you add...the more transparent the colour.  You can add small or large amounts of colour to MM8, but just be aware that lumping can occure with Structure paint and it is recommended to pre-dilute the Matisse Structure with a little water. 

Spreader Medium is a transperent flowing paste...which dries fairly flat and when dry can hardly be discerned on a painted or unpainted area... so it leaves almost no stain.  It's main application is for glazing where it imparts fine flow and controlled spreadability and lubrication to the paint.  Used on its own, the medium does not dry waterproof and can therefore be used as an intermediary between two partially dried paint films is some water=sensitivity for the area is desired.  When you apply it over a dried paint film, it gives a wet upon wet effect, but will recede to an almost invisible film when dry.  You can use MM8 to pre-dilute your Matisse colours to infinite.  It increases workability within the paint.... Should you use a huge amoutn of MM8... it can make your paint watersoluble.  To prevent this...you can add MM7 or MM5...which are the Polymer Gloss Varnish or Matt Medium... (1 part of either of the previous mentioned to 4 parts of MM8)...

This week when I used the MM8... I used probably 1 part paint to 10 parts MM8... and have not experienced that my paint is more watersoluble when dry... however it does take a LOT longer to dry compared to when the paint is not mixed with Derivan Matisse MM8 ... easily a few hours...which is really great.  I mixed my colours with MM8 last weekend ... left over paint I have in a container and just covered it with clingwrap... this mixed paint in the containers are still 'wet'... I can just dip my brush and carry on painting. 

I hope this info has helped a bit... I really find the Spreader Medium magical... way better than the Derivan Open Medium or Retarder (each medium obviously has their purpose)... well... that's just IMHO  ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on March 30, 2012, 09:24:23 AM
Thanks Leana

MM8 + Derivan's Drying Retarder + water is what I am already using. It think I just mixed it too thick before I started. It felt okay at the start, but that could have just been the medium.

I think when I try it again I will do what Nolan basically confirmed I do. Do the detailed edging first. And fill in the shadings inside that. It would certainly make it a lot easier.

Oh, and drink a little less coffee that morning. Or at least a little weaker - the shakiness certainly doesn't help. But I love my morning :coffee:

Batman




Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on March 30, 2012, 03:50:17 PM
 ;) ... awesome... I must add  :P (tongue in cheek)... I only use the Spreader Medium... althought it alows for blending and glazing...  :D there will not be time for a phone call inbetween  :2funny: ... pitty though... I think they need to develop another medium...to give allowance for interuptions  >:D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 30, 2012, 08:55:53 PM
thanks for the great reply Leanna  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on March 30, 2012, 11:54:17 PM
Of course there is always the option to remove the interruptions from the scene.  :knuppel2: I reckon 65 is a decent innings. Just kidding.  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on March 31, 2012, 09:05:06 AM
 ;) Nolan

Imbatman  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Chrisanne on March 31, 2012, 02:02:04 PM
Hope I've done this right  :). Here is my attempt at the tulip, it is my very first painting in oils so I'm quite pleased with it. I did find the paints (Georgian oils) a bit  too transparent and I had a few problems blending them properly, but it wasn't until I heard Nolan say that he was having problems with them that I knew they maybe shouldn't be like that ::).

Looking at the photo, the stem now seems a bit thin so I might widen it when I add the water drops later.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Gloria on March 31, 2012, 02:23:00 PM
Chrisanne, your work is stunning, cant believe it is your first oil.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sapphirelynn on March 31, 2012, 03:19:46 PM
way to go, looks great :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 31, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
Chrisanne, this is a lovely job of the Tulip and I like the colour. I look forward to seeing how you do with the water drops and addition to the stem. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on March 31, 2012, 05:29:01 PM
WOW Chrisanne, this is beautiful. Good job.  O0
Nina
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Chrisanne on March 31, 2012, 05:54:50 PM
Thanks again, everyone. I'll repost when I've finished it. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 31, 2012, 07:55:30 PM
awesome job for your first oil painting Chrisanne  :heeha:

What you want to do for next time is remember to stand back after blending to make sure the lines where the two colours meet is gone. I can see your blendings would look fine from close up so you will think it looks okay and then carry on to the next step. But when you stand back you see the lines need to blend a bit more to get that smooth transition. You can either give this one's petals a colour wash to adjust, or just remember for the next one O0

Wel done, I'm very proud of you  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Anya on March 31, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
Chrisanne, you have done an  awesome job!

Your first oil painting?   :heeha:  wow!!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 31, 2012, 09:50:08 PM
An awesome job, Chrisanne.  Your tulip is beautiful!  And this for your first oil painting!  Truly amazing!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on April 01, 2012, 12:24:23 AM
 :clap: Beautiful job, Chrisanne!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on April 01, 2012, 08:15:29 AM
Well done Chrisanne... really looking awesome so far  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Chrisanne on April 01, 2012, 10:59:36 AM
Thanks again everyone and thank you Nolan, you are very kind, what a great teacher you are. I will try a glaze over the petals I think although I have never done one before so I hope it turns out OK.

 :thankyou:
Chris
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Maryna on April 15, 2012, 05:31:35 PM
Nice, I like  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 15, 2012, 05:34:13 PM
Well, you can be proud of your work. It looks good.  :clap:
One tiny area if I can say is, if you can extend the background into the bottom of the tulip petal where it meets the right side leaf (left side of this leaf) so it puts the leaf in front of the flower. Can you see where I mean? Just where it meets.
Well done on your first acrylic painting.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on April 15, 2012, 05:38:28 PM
Martina, you've been one busy lady!  Nice work!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on April 15, 2012, 05:53:30 PM
well done  martina on your first acrylic painting your tulip looks very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 15, 2012, 07:03:32 PM
Thank you all for your friendly comments  :)
Tony, thank you very much for your tip  :)
I thought about that while painting it but then decided otherwise because I thought that the outline of the tulip would look strange. The mistake happened with the transferring, I should have left more space.  ???

But to be honest: The start of the painting was so awful. I thought it would be a total disaster. This was really learning by doing. Regarding the start, I think it isn't too bad  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 15, 2012, 07:10:47 PM
Yeah, I see what 'ya mean. It's the leaf that could be made wider down instead. Either way, it's a great painting.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 15, 2012, 07:17:26 PM
That is a great idea! Thank you  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on April 15, 2012, 10:02:27 PM
Martina, you did a wonderful job on your tulip! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 16, 2012, 07:41:10 PM
:thankyou: very much C. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on April 16, 2012, 07:54:07 PM
Quote
This was really learning by doing.
  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The ONLY way to becoming a Master Artist
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on April 16, 2012, 08:15:11 PM
Martina...  :heeha: you did an awesome job on your tulip...and that in acrylics... lovely blending.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I work in acrylics from time to time... but still finding it a huge struggle to blend...paint dries to quickly and retarder is not sufficient.  What acrylic make are you using and what did you add to the paint to enable such lovely blending?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 16, 2012, 08:37:26 PM
Dennis, I really agree, this is the key and to have fun by doing so instead of being frustrated. So easily said and sometimes so difficult to be done. ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 16, 2012, 08:52:20 PM
:thankyou: very much Leana :)
The paints are Daler Rowney Cryla artist which have a creamy consintancy. I added only water. I didn't use any retarder so far  (not for the rose either) because most comments were that the retarder makes it even more difficult to controll the paint.
At first it didn't work at all because the paint dried before I could do anything. :( I nearly regreted that I bought acrylics and not oils. Then I tried to alter the technique a bit. I did the fine detailed blending more like glazing with thiner paint over a midtone underpainting so to speak. Perhaps this is a "more like watercolour" approach, but it worked for me. In fact it is not really like watercolour, where glazing with a lighter colour wouldn't work :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 16, 2012, 10:08:04 PM
Brilliant for your first attempt  :clap:

Just be careful of cutting things off that are in front (where the flower and right hand left overlap), the flower can't flatten there, it must curve continuously O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 17, 2012, 12:13:59 PM
 :thankyou: very much Nolan for your comment.  :)
I didn't do a thumbnail sketch before and while painting I couldn't make up my mind whether the right leaf should be behind or in front of the tulip's petals. This is the result  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Gloria on April 17, 2012, 01:24:40 PM
Martina, cant believe this is your first try. Your tulip is so perfect.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 17, 2012, 07:19:05 PM
 :thankyou: Gloria  :blush:
I've done paintings in watercolour before, I'm sure this helped :) But I think I begin to like acrylics  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on April 17, 2012, 09:59:34 PM
Martina  :thankyou: for the info... will give it a try... I have a variety of mediums, but yet  have not found the perfect medium to allow for much more open time..I use Derivan Acrylics... and have their Spreader medium, Open medium as well as retarder etc... have tried them all... but not getting yet what I am looking for... So yes, will try your approach. :1hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 17, 2012, 10:20:54 PM
You're welcome!
Have you heard about the new Golden open acrylics? This is a complete series designed for plein air painting and should dry much slower. You will find any info on the web-site of this US brand. I thought about trying them but as I have just started with acrylics I want to stick to want I have now. Spend already lots of money.  ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Karen1160 on April 18, 2012, 12:49:13 AM
Why am I not seeing the picture?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Gloria on April 18, 2012, 12:56:29 AM
Martina, I like acrylics because it dries quickly and you use water for washing brushes.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on April 18, 2012, 09:09:22 AM
Martina, yes... I've heard about the Golden Open Acrylics... found a shop in the area...about 40 minutes drive from where we live... but they are pretty pricey... so I will just have to continue with what I have and when I replace...start replacing it with Golden...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 18, 2012, 09:48:18 AM
Leana, if you replace them, please let me know how it works  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on April 18, 2012, 02:23:04 PM
Karen, it is on the first page.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on April 22, 2012, 06:34:43 PM
Okay, instead of jumping on, I'm gonna give the Tulip another go :fight:, but I have questions about "layering" or "washes" as suggested I use for my Acrylics (since I've never really done anything like that other than the highlights on the mountains in the Oils in Acrylics scene):

I'm gonna paint the boundary of a petal first as it is distinct (not really over shaded), and that way I can get it neat and not feel rushed.

But for the rest of a petal what order does one progress in? These are some thoughts I had, but don't know what is really going to work.

-> Paint the whole petal in the distinct colour bands then overpaint the lines between colours to produce shadings (so produce a complete underpainting and then make it look right)
-> Work from the edge in faux-blending each band as I go, by painting next to a dry line and dragging over it
-> After doing edge (which I didn't do last time), follow Nolans order progressively shading (this REALLY didn't work last time - too much large area blending with Acrylics)
-> Do it as pure "glazes" which generally results in shiny objects, and flowers aren't shiny, they're matte. I guess I could just really water it down instead of using medium though.
-> Some other method I haven't been able to find in Googling. Even being good at using Google, doesn't help if you don't really know what you are looking for.

I know art is an individual thing, but I am really trying to work out what I am doing here. I am generally one of those people who once I have done it (been shown once) I can pretty much repeat the process after that.

Any :smart: advice would be much appreciated. Being time poor - generally only get time on weekends between ironing, mowing and all the other chores a single working guy needs to do for themselves at the weekends. So the pointers to make it work help advancement a lot. Maybe I can try to get an extra day off here and there for :painting:

Batman.
ps have watched the "Realistic Rose" and look forward to doing it - not much large area blending and lots of overpainting.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 22, 2012, 11:49:34 PM
to paint the tulip, I agree with painting the edge first. Then start say at the highlight on the left petal, block it in, then place the mid tone around it. Shade that until complete. Then move to the shadow etc., so that you are only busy with one shading at a time.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on April 23, 2012, 08:54:11 AM
Excellent question Batman  O0 

Nolan... great advice ... I still find I get pretty rattled with acrylics when I need to do blending... my mind goes all over the place... thinking of all the areas that needs blending etc...instead of focusing on just one little section at a time. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: tokyoantony on April 25, 2012, 07:34:09 PM
   i am new at oils this is my first go at painting the tulip ,  any comments would be appreciated  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 25, 2012, 08:14:37 PM
Congratulations on your first Tulip painting!  :clap:  You got round to doing that very quick! What did you think about it?
I can't wait to see how you progress after the next lessons from Nolan & Dennis.
Well done  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: tokyoantony on April 25, 2012, 08:42:47 PM
 :thankyou: for your support. I watched/listened to the lesson "The Tulip" a few times before I picked up enough courage to put oil paint to canvass!!  And after I finnished, I was so impressed with my self. Tokyo antony
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on April 25, 2012, 08:53:25 PM
A warm  :welcome: to Paintbasket!

I see you're already enjoying the great teaching we get here.  Nolan and Dennis are super tutors.  I've learned a lot since joining.

You did a fantastic job on your tulip painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Did you paint in oil or acrylic?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 26, 2012, 01:25:53 AM
Looking great so far Tony, good shadings  :clap:

Now for the waterdrops  :gl:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 26, 2012, 05:04:27 AM
Ah! Tony, there was no escaping those petal tears! Nolan will have the  :knuppel2: out to 'ya if you chicken out!  ;D
The water drops make the painting look awesome and, if you want, you could always paint another Tulip in a different colour and then put the water drops on. (Practice the water drops on your palette if that helps).
Good luck
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on April 26, 2012, 10:09:17 AM
 :welcome: to the PB family.  Great seeing that you jumped in already and  :painting: the tulip.  Nicely done...

Tony... you are so great with words... love how you call them Petal Tears... You know...that would make a great title for a painting  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on April 26, 2012, 10:33:35 AM
 :welcome: to the Paint Basket community!

Really very nice your tulip, well done!  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: tokyoantony on April 26, 2012, 12:25:51 PM
A warm  :welcome: to Paintbasket!

I see you're already enjoying the great teaching we get here.  Nolan and Dennis are super tutors.  I've learned a lot since joining.

You did a fantastic job on your tulip painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Did you paint in oil or acrylic?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on April 26, 2012, 12:37:52 PM
 :welcome: to our little paint family! Good for you for jumping right in there! You did a really nice job on your tulip.  It's always so exciting to see one finished.  Especially, your first one!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Chrisanne on April 26, 2012, 01:48:50 PM
Well that was quick Tony, well done, it's nice to get that first one done isn't it. It's looking good, no wonder you're pleased with it  :clap: :clap: :clap: I still have the water drops to put on mine, I could do with a few more hours in the day I think  ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sapphirelynn on April 26, 2012, 03:12:22 PM
 :welcome:  Tony, nice job on your first oil :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on April 29, 2012, 05:55:46 PM
 :bigwelcome: to Paint Basket. Looks like you are on your way. Nice job.  O0 Keep up the good work.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 10:56:21 PM
 :clap:   :clap:  Super job on your tulip tokyoantony.   You are off to a flying start. I hope we see you often here on the forum.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 11:24:54 PM
WOW! .... Super job Chrisanne.   :clap:   :clap:  gorgeous colouring. Love the velvety smoothness. Well done.   O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 11:33:29 PM
Beautifully done Martina. My first foray with acrylics was not especially grand  ;D  You're well and away so look forward to seeing many more wonderful pieces.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Anya on April 29, 2012, 11:58:42 PM
Lovely tulip, good shading.

 :welcome:To PB , look forward to see more of your work.you have come to an awesome site to learn.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sapphirelynn on April 30, 2012, 01:51:34 AM
way to go Martina :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: tokyoantony on April 30, 2012, 08:32:25 AM
I really want to  :thankyou: all for all your comments on my tulip.

I just  :painting: the tulip,so to pratice the light and the shadow and it seems that it came out better than I expected. But now I will be painting another tulip in purple with leaves and water drops.


Tony



Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Chrisanne on April 30, 2012, 10:22:48 AM
 :thankyou: Val.

I still haven't added the water drops, been busy trying to get to grips with watercolours  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on April 30, 2012, 12:07:14 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing that, Tony.   :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Martina on May 01, 2012, 03:35:27 PM
:thankyou: Val and sapphirelynn :) :) :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harald on May 02, 2012, 09:12:50 AM
Beautiful tulips.
I had great difficulties in blending the colors in "Sunrise and boat" tried with Cryla and Winsor & Newton Artist Acrylic without and with retarder and retarder ultra. Nearly gave in and paint as I used to do. Then I tried Golden Open, it gave me lots of time and made it easier. Now I can`t blame the paint.
Harald
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harald on May 02, 2012, 09:25:02 AM
I ment sunset and boat.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on May 03, 2012, 07:51:16 PM
are we going to see the painting or have I missed it?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on May 06, 2012, 10:56:31 PM
hoping its going well.   O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on June 15, 2012, 04:00:36 AM
Nolan

I hope it isn't too much to ask, but I'd like a last bit of clarification to this please.

Now that I have 10 reasonably okay Watercolours lessons under my belt, I have my confidence back enough to give this a second go this weekend. I'm a confidence player - always have been.

But, I have a couple of questions relating back to your last response (and with leanas advice, and heaps of medium and retarder at hand):

Okay, obviously needing heaps of medium:

1. Do the edge of a petal - easy, slow and steady to produce a nice crisp edge, blending between colours on the few bits needed, just say a 5mm strip all the way around?

2. Then as you said, just progress as you do on the video - highlight, next strip, blend, next strip, blend etc? This is what I was assuming you meant. 

3. The final blending (and this is the one I have been experimenting with without much luck) - ie blending the third or fourth (whichever the case may be) into the pre-painted edge strip. What is the last step - that is do I go about the transition from the final wet strip to the outside (now dry) strip and make it look smooth and stay neat and an appropriate thickness?

I've been playing around today on some gessoed up sheets of drawing paper and it just never looks right or the one time it looked okay, I'd need a strip about an inch wide all the way around the edge to look okay. And that is just with straight lines down the page, not an irregular shape.

If you could just jot down a sentence or two, it would be much appreciated. I have the weekend, and much cooler weather - I think it's only getting up to about 20 or so at the moment - to have a go.

Thanks,
Batman.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 30, 2012, 10:28:39 PM
I will answer this question for you in this weeks class, then you can see me blend the colours O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: subhadra on July 23, 2012, 01:27:33 AM
What do u think about this painting
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 23, 2012, 01:38:49 AM
Looks great, lovely blending. Awesome job on the waterdrops  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on July 23, 2012, 02:24:15 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  You can be proud of that.  Good job!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on July 23, 2012, 02:28:15 AM
I agree with Nolan. The colours are very well blended and bright.  Congratulations.   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: subhadra on July 23, 2012, 02:34:57 AM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on July 23, 2012, 08:54:01 AM
Beautifully done Subhadra  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on July 23, 2012, 09:27:09 AM
 :welcome:  to pb, subhadra your tulip is awesome, especially for your first one  O0   well done!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bonnie56 on July 24, 2012, 12:08:59 AM
Nice job for your first Martina!  I haven't done a "first painting" yet, soon though!!  You all make it look so easy!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bonnie56 on July 24, 2012, 12:14:33 AM
Very nice tulip Tony!  Great first painting!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bonnie56 on July 24, 2012, 12:16:21 AM
Yey Subhadra!  Nice job, very nice colors and shading!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: subhadra on July 24, 2012, 06:20:02 AM
 :thankyou:All
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on July 29, 2012, 04:45:43 PM
 O0    :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 10, 2012, 01:02:55 PM
This is my first painting with Nolan. I struggled a bit with the colors. It was so easy while watching.  This starts up a new chapitre in my paintings and I love it. I hope to hear your critiques.
Paintinggreatings from Anki
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on August 10, 2012, 01:07:54 PM
Anki for being your first painting I think you did a great job. Keep it up.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on August 10, 2012, 01:44:33 PM
Very nice work, Anki!  You can be proud of this, your first painting! 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 10, 2012, 02:04:02 PM
Thank you Nina and Lilian.
Anki :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on August 11, 2012, 02:53:03 AM
Anki, this is wonderful.  You should be proud! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 11, 2012, 05:03:08 PM
Thank you Dianne for your encouragements
Anki
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 11, 2012, 11:19:09 PM
I agree, you can be very proud of this painting Anki, well done  :clap: :clap:

What I can suggest is that you darken the shadows of the waterdrops some more, right up against the waterdrops. Just becareful when you do that though, the first darken the colour before adding the opposite otherwise the opposite colour starts dominating the main colour. So in this case you will add more red to the orange first, before you start adding the blue O0

The use a colour wash to darken the shadow sides of the stem and leaves and you will have a perfect tulip O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 11, 2012, 11:42:58 PM
Thank you so much Nolan for your advices. I saw that something was missing with the waterdrops. About the leaves I found difficulties with the green coulour. At the palett it looked good but once painted it looked dead, so once again thank you for taking time to help me.
Anki  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Riya on August 16, 2012, 03:50:17 PM
I finaly finished my tulips in acrylics :yippee:
The last thing to do was painting waterdroplets. My first and I think this won't be the last time I'll paint those. Again I used a small canvas, 24 x 30 cm, for the tulips it's  O0....but those droplets... :sweat:...but I managed to put in some. :smitten: The smallest one is only 3 x1mm and the big ones 9 x 5mm. I've already bought some big canvasboard, 40 x 50cm but just have to find the right painting for them  :2funny:

I start with the orange tulip, a little too far to the left, so I put in the yellow one, and to make it more pleasing for the eye, the thirt one. I'm glad tulips aren't so difficult to draw freehand, but get all the colours right :-\ :heeha: :clap:

The background,...well..I'm not so happy with that. I started with a soft babyblue, but with al the colourful tulips, it was too much. I went over it with sapgreen, so now it is very dark green, almost black. Well,...at least the tulips look really nice with this darker background, they really stand out.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: musika on August 16, 2012, 04:27:12 PM
Rita, that is beautiful. :cheering:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Riya on August 16, 2012, 05:29:12 PM
Thank you so much, Ray. I really appreciate it :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on August 16, 2012, 05:56:43 PM
Rita, you've done a super nice job on your tulips.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just one thing that I see is that the bottom of your yellow tulip looks flat. 

Nolan will be the best one to describe how you can change that and make it rounded.  I'll leave my comment in his expert hands.

You can be proud of this painting, Rita.  You got in lots of practice doing the waterdrops.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on August 16, 2012, 06:30:18 PM
Rita, it's beautiful.. As far as the yellow tulip looking flat, I guess it looks a little normal to me... maybe because I spent over 26 years looking at many tightly packed bunches of tulips when they can into my shop. :-\  Whether or not it's flat, I still love it... and the dark background makes them pop! O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 16, 2012, 08:06:09 PM
Well done Anki.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on August 16, 2012, 08:11:20 PM
COOOOOOL!!!!!! RITA.  Nice job on your tulips.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 16, 2012, 08:16:44 PM
Beautiful colours Rita, nice and vibrant.   :clap:   :clap:  The yellow tulip looks good to me, what I am missing is the stem on the orange tulip. It looks to me like you have the front leaf fine, and then the back leaf going up behind the tulip. Just wondering if there should be a hint of the stem between the two...   ???
Beautifully painted, I'd hang this one.   O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Riya on August 17, 2012, 08:01:33 AM
Lillian, Dianne, Nina and Val  :thankyou: so much for your lovely comments, it's much appreciated. :flowers:  :hug:

I made some adjustments, I painted a forgotten lighter part in the top of the middle petal of the yellow tulip, painted the shadows of the leafs,  :oops: totally forgotten. And yes, Val I did forgot the stem of the pink tulip  :eyesclosed: so, thats fixed too.  The orange tulip does have a stem, but the photo is a little dark
Now I only have to find that great frame :yippee: :cheering:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 17, 2012, 10:00:32 AM
Rita I find your tulips beautiful. It is not so easy to paint in acrylics. I find it dramaticaly nice with this very dark background.
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Anki
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 17, 2012, 10:24:16 AM
Thank you Rita and Val. I have done some corrections by the very useful advices from Nolan.  It helped me a lot to better understand the shadows. Rita your waterdrops look so nice.
Val how is your travel or do you say voyage going on? Good luck to you both.
 :hug:
Anki
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 17, 2012, 10:44:35 AM
Here is now my tulip after some corrections, but I am still not satisfied. So there will soon be a new one with my new experience. I dit not succeed to put this picture into my first topic, (can anyone tell me how to do) so this time  I do a new topic.
Anki :pullhair:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Riya on August 17, 2012, 11:39:00 AM
 :thankyou: Anki, for your nice reply.  :flowers: I start to like  :smitten: the dark sapgreen background, but it isn't what I had in mind. :blush:

I love painting in acrylics, but it's not quite easy especially blending is a little hard :tickedoff: But I've tried two test tubes with Open Acrylics, and they are great. I've had them now in my StayWetPalette for more then four months, and stil I can paint with them. They don't even beein much thicker then when I first painted with them.
So my next acrylic paints are these Golden Open Acrylics. And I know of some Australian paints, Atelier, they can be re-activated even after a few days, just by spraying some water over the painting or paints. But I don't know if I can buy them here in the Netherlands.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 01:18:16 PM
Anki, I think you have done a marvelous job.   :clap:  I have lots and lots and lots of paintings/drawings that didn't come out as I thought they should.   :confused:   Still, as long as I understand the concept of what I was trying to do I've learned something and then it is just a matter of practice.   :painting:  You don't have to do the same subject over and over, that can make it tedious.   :pullhair:  Just apply the same techniques and principles to whatever your subject is, and they will get easier. Don't   :nono:  stress about it,   :stress:  it will come.  O0  Hopefully for me, it will be in my lifetime!   ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 01:22:38 PM
 :oops:  Forgot!  To add on to your other topic.....open your original topic, hit the reply button and add your comments and copy in the BBC code from your new picture. Voila!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on August 17, 2012, 01:25:17 PM
Anki, I think you've done exactly what Nolan advised you to do, that is, to darken the raindrop right next to it.   

Nolan can have the last word, but I compared it with your first one.  :yippee:   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your painting is beautiful!  I agree, you are ready to do something new. 

You can just paste the same BBC code you have here, in your original post and your revised painting will be there.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on August 17, 2012, 01:26:27 PM
Val, we were posting at the same time.   :2funny:

So, Anki, you know now for sure how to do that.   :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 01:28:31 PM
Thanks for sharing that little bit of info on the acrylics. I tried some acrylics a couple of years ago...my efforts left a lot to be desired!   :2funny:  Here in the caribbean, the paints dried SO fast I sometimes couldn't get more than a brush stroke or two!   :o  If you ever need a giggle, have a boo in my gallery at the Island Style folder. I still like the concept and may try it again one day. Maybe w/c would work......   :D   :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 01:30:35 PM
Funny when that happens Lillian!   :2funny:

Voila!? ... Where did that come from? Must have been talking to Claude again!    :whistle:   :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on August 17, 2012, 01:36:30 PM
Great job, Anki!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on August 17, 2012, 01:40:51 PM
Rita, you have chosen to make your tulip painting an original and it looks beautiful! Great job! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: anki on August 17, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
Thank you Val, Lillian and Bodine. That gives me new energy. Il will take your advices.  Now I see how to add a pichture. It is simply so easy.  :uglystupid2: Voila c'est tout.
Val it is true that you can get stuck when you do not succed something that maybe you did not like to paint and than happens what Nolan tought us in one of the first lessons - the next one does not succed either. But now I feel quite confident. Well we'll see what comes out of the next painting.
 :painting: greatings
Anki
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 10:04:25 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2012, 10:08:40 PM
Excellent job Rita, well done  :clap:

I agree that the dark background is better, it makes the flowers colours look nice and vibrant  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2012, 10:09:59 PM
much better now after the changes  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Riya on August 17, 2012, 10:54:12 PM
 :thankyou: C and Noland, for your encougaring and very nice comments, it's very much appreciated.
The more I look at my painting, the more I like it :smitten: I like painting flowers because of the vibrant colours, and I think I will paint more flowers.  :painting: :painting: :painting:

But for the moment I'm busy with my pencil drawings, the rocks, my second colourwheel is still waiting and I have the last free lesson, the seascape, that looks great especially the sky, so I hope it's as much fun as with the flowers. :clap: :) 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mel on September 04, 2012, 04:26:03 PM
Here is my variant of the tulip painting.
My waterdrops dont realy look so good think it has to do with the
light were it comes from  had difficulty to decide.
(http://www.use.com/media/2012/0904/2767073/p_001.jpg)(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/540016_522913671056531_1633697221_n.jpg)
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/295131_521831381164760_452841869_n.jpg)
without drops this photo is the one showing the more real color of painting.
Please let me knew what you think and what to correct.
Mel
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on September 04, 2012, 04:44:43 PM
Mel, what a beautiful flower!  I love the color you have chosen.   :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mel on September 04, 2012, 06:16:49 PM
 :thankyou:  so much! I kind of like the color to  :)
Mel
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on September 05, 2012, 12:05:20 AM
Wow!  It's beautiful Mel!  Lovely color!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 05, 2012, 02:25:57 AM
Beautiful painting Mel, incredible detail in the petals.   :clap:   :clap:  I think in regard to the waterdrops, is it the highlight that's missing? All I can think of. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mel on September 05, 2012, 08:23:34 AM
Thanks Lilian and Val! I think i have to add some more highlit and shadow on the drops will try that and see how it looks!
mel
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 05, 2012, 03:05:31 PM
 :gl2:  Look forward to seeing how you make out.   O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mel on September 06, 2012, 01:54:51 PM
So now added more shadow on the drops but think the outer edge of them is to dark.
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/540016_522913671056531_1633697221_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 06, 2012, 02:41:17 PM
Wow Mel, the drops look much better. I wouldn't do anymore until Dennis or Nolan gets a look at it. Excellent work.   O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 06, 2012, 07:54:39 PM
lovely tulip - like the texture caused by the height of the paint  :clap:

Let the water drop's shadow fade away slower, ie., extend the shadows a little more. That will add more height to the drops O0

Very sellable painting  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mel on September 07, 2012, 09:27:04 AM
Thanx Nolan! i will put my hands on the shadows and hopefully it will make it.
And not to forget my signature!  :)
Mel
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harald on September 18, 2012, 11:12:39 AM
My tulip with waterdrops at last. A lot of work and redoing.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on September 18, 2012, 11:41:38 AM
Beautiful tulip, Harald.  You can be proud of this!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: musika on September 18, 2012, 12:45:49 PM
Harald, it was worth all the effort, believe me!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 18, 2012, 12:51:44 PM
Perfect drops Harald   :clap:   :clap:  Um....think you could pop a couple on my watercolour tulip?   :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 18, 2012, 01:47:44 PM
Very nice Harald! I like the shadow and leaf in front. The water drops look great and, you've done really well  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on September 18, 2012, 07:20:05 PM
Harald  :clap: :clap: :clap: awesome job you have done on the tulip...lovely blending and those water drops are simply super. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 19, 2012, 04:48:40 AM
I agree you can be very proud of this one Harald, especially those water drops, you can reach out and touch them  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harald on September 20, 2012, 09:27:20 AM
Many thanks for encouraging coments. nice to hear.
Harald
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on September 20, 2012, 09:53:50 AM
just seen this posting of your tulip harald really well done you can be proud of this one  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harald on September 20, 2012, 06:11:25 PM
Hi jennylynn many thnks for your encouraging words. Sant and say I`m a bit happy with this one. I think we have great benefit from these lassons.
Harald
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: lynn p. on September 20, 2012, 06:30:46 PM
Hi Harald.  Just saw this and it is awesome.  Very professional.  I also wanted to tell you that I really like your landscape you posted--the one with the clouds.  You seem unhappy with it but I like your style of painting.  It has kind of an impressionistic quality whereby you are not over blending but letting the brushstrokes stand on their own.  I noticed that your pieces seem to read very well from a distance also.  I don't know if any of that makes sense.  I like the painting. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 02, 2012, 11:38:38 PM
Hi everyone,

Well, after much delay following my original debacle, and having caught up with the watercolours class, I went back and attempted the Tulip again.

Here is the result. For some reason I couldn't get the camera (probably due to lighting) to pick up the fact that the bottom left corner and bottom middle are also the darker (yellow ocherish  colour) to help the spotlight. But after updating, the washing out of the colour on the flower are gone from the flash.


I will have to have a play with the camera when I get a bit more time and replace the picture if I can get something better.

Batman's Purple Tulip in Acrylics
Batman's Purple Tulip in Acrylics


Let me know what you think.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 02, 2012, 11:50:38 PM
Beautiful! I did mine in purple with yellow background, too! :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 02, 2012, 11:52:43 PM
Nicely done, Harald! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tousabella on October 03, 2012, 12:59:09 AM
Awesome job, Batman.  It's gorgeous.  Love the colors and the background  Terrific job. Congrats!!   :clap:      :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tousabella on October 03, 2012, 01:01:10 AM
WOW Harald....it's beautiful. What a wonderful picture. You did a superb job.
 :clap:           :clap:           :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on October 03, 2012, 01:19:08 PM
Big, bold and beautiful, Batman!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 03, 2012, 06:40:23 PM
:thankyou: Lillian, Tousabella, C.Bodine, Rita. :yippee:

I found it much easier (but still not easy) on my second attempt i didn't even complete the left hand petal the other time I tried this. For a few reasons:

Hopefully it is onwards and upwards from here. Next stop is a lovely sunset with mountains and a :boat:.

Gotta get :painting:

From what I've heard of the art market, now is a good time to be learning, not trying to sell.

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on October 03, 2012, 06:53:26 PM
 :heeha: Batman... absolutely A-W-E-S-O-M-E  :clap: :clap: :clap: . Love the colours and the waterdrops are truly amazing!

When you talk about Spreader Medium...are you talking about the Derivan Matisse?  When I did my orchid painting a while back, I searched high and low to find the perfect medium/glazing medium.  Then I watched Nolans class on glazing...and  :idea: ... I mixed 1 part Derivan Matisse Gloss Varnish with 4 parts Derivan Matisse Spreader Medium...perfect combo  ;) ...and then there is always the Derivan Matisse Open Medium option...but personally if I use this one...I would add either some gloss varnish and/or Spreader to it (have not tried and tested this last option)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 03, 2012, 07:31:33 PM
wonderful Batman, nice shading work here. The water drops are spot on too  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 03, 2012, 11:01:30 PM
 :clap: Brilliant Batman  :clap:  After seeing some of the phenomenal water drops being done of late...guess I'd better get on mine again   ::)

Superb job   O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 04, 2012, 02:16:07 AM
:thankyou: Leana, Nolan and Val.

The last couple of watercolours really helped with those waterdrops!  :thankyou: Dennis.

Leana, yes, all of my stuff pretty much is Derivan Matisse. Hmm, I'll have to try that mix (I have both those products) a go when I move onto the seascape.  :thankyou: for the tip, I hadn't watched the glazing videos yet. Will have to. A big one I have wanted for ages, as I read it was the way to go with acrylics.

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 04, 2012, 06:21:01 AM
Wow! you have done a lovely job of your Tulip Batman! The colour combo is great and, those water droplets set it off perfect. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on October 04, 2012, 12:25:01 PM
wow!!!!   batman love your tulip, the colour combination is great and i love those waterdrops amazing  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 04, 2012, 06:58:52 PM
:thankyou: for the kind words. The instant I saw the tutorial, something told me mine had to be purple, and to give it the impact I just went straight for the complementary colour.

I'm rather happy with the result.

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 05, 2012, 03:35:06 PM
Oh dear,

I posted the image on Facebook, as I do, and my sister posted this response...

"Can you paint me iris' for xmas?"

 :confused::uglystupid2::eek::pullhair::hang:

Batman = :santa: ?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Denise808 on October 05, 2012, 06:23:02 PM
Whoa Batman, that tulip is COOL  8)
Better start on that iris because I know you'll be getting requests to make more Christmas presents!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 06, 2012, 12:09:11 AM
Batman = :santa: ?
:angel:  I would like.......   >:D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 06, 2012, 10:28:18 AM
Thanks Denise.

Just my luck Val. I finally find something I am half-reasonable at, that I could earn a bit on the side from and all anyone wants is freebies. :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :tickedoff:

:2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Leana on October 06, 2012, 12:40:54 PM
Congratulations on the Iris commission Batman  :clap: :clap: :clap:  ... You  :santa: ...just read a little birdie called Val mention something like that... ummmm, I would like.....  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

P.S - I modified my post of 3 October... I see I forgot to put in the medium name where I use 4 parts...plus I added in a little extra.  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 07, 2012, 07:26:11 PM
Nolan/Dennis

After applying 2 coats of Poly Gloss Varnish and then a couple of layers of Finishing Varnish (turps based - the only turps based product I want to use) to my tulip painting, I am going to mount it in my first DIY floater frame.

If however I were to make rebated frames for paintings down the track, how long should one wait after varnishing to ensure there is no probability of it sticking to the inside of the timber frame? A week?

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 07, 2012, 07:50:11 PM
Leana,

I've now mixed up a batch of what you suggested and added some Drying Retarder to it also and funneled it into a 500mL squirt bottle (a bit like a squeeze sauce bottle.) Now I have the mix on hand, so I won't have to mix it as I go. Just a little squirt whenever I need it!

Gonna give it it's first run on the 2nd Acrylics painting - the Seascape with mountains and a boat.

Thanks again for the tip :flowers: and stay tuned to see the result... :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 08, 2012, 08:16:13 PM
very difficult to answer that question Batman as it depends on the contents of the varnish, how thickly it has been applied and the weather. All those factors will determine how long it will take to be completely dry. Use the finger test in a corner - give it a good hard press if it feels dry enough to the touch. You will soon notice if it dents or your finger print stays behind
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 08, 2012, 09:43:15 PM
Thanks Nolan,

The last 4 days have been high 20s, to low 30s temperature wise, so it has dried pretty quickly. Touching it feels exactly like touching the Oils in Acrylics I did earlier in the year.

Gotta join the framing, paint it then mount them. Just doing floating frames, cause I read somewhere that it is the modern gallery way...

Will re-post final pics.

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 08, 2012, 10:29:54 PM
Looking forward to seeing them.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 09, 2012, 10:02:02 PM
cool  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on October 10, 2012, 01:03:56 PM
What is a floating frame, Batman?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 10, 2012, 10:23:11 PM
Hi C. Bodine

Rather than dodgy something up in a Photoshop, here's a link to the instructions I am following:

http://www.scrapnframes.com/SITE_EN/FRAMING/AmericanCase1.html (http://www.scrapnframes.com/SITE_EN/FRAMING/AmericanCase1.html)

To tell why I'm going down this path:

Oh and did I mention, I can't sell the tutorial paintings, so it is just pure extra unrecoverable expense. Besides (6 x $80) - ($100 outlayed) leaves $480 unspent to spend on more paints, canvasses, PB lessons etc. Plus I only need to keep buying that reasonably inexpensive moulding for ages yet

If you have a poke around that website, you'll see various ways to frame it yourself.

As strange as it may seem, even the bloke at the framing shop suggested doing it myself for what I am doing. He even said that more and more local photographers (with the softness in the art market since the GFC) are buying the stuff and framing their own.

I hope this has been of some help and will post when I have a couple completed.

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 10, 2012, 11:12:32 PM
That's pretty cool Batman, thanks. So the picture literally floats in the frame. I like it.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ImBatman on October 11, 2012, 07:20:55 PM
Yeah Val,

That's probably how they came up with such a clever name for it!

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lilysu52 on October 17, 2012, 07:04:26 AM
Hi. I'm new here. I'll introduce myself properly later in the appropriate place.

I'm house sitting at the moment and don't have an internet connection good enough to watch the tutorials; although I watched all the tulip ones before I came away.

I made lots of notes on painting the raindrops, but when I tried they were so bad I scrubbed them out before they dried. I'll watch the video again when I get home and have another try.

Meanwhile, I would like some help.

I copied this from a photo and it seems to me that the light source comes from the lower right, shining up towards the upper left corner. Does that mean then, that the raindrop shadows will extend from the top leftish side of the drop upwards?

This is my fifth ever painting, and I still have much to learn. I would love it if you can see any ways I can improve.

Thank you.
Susan

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on October 20, 2012, 01:30:43 AM
Hi Susan, sorry...only just found your post. Considering how new you are to acrylics I think you have done a banner job so far.   :clap:  :clap:
You are showing awesome texture in the petals, and the shadings on the flower look excellent. I think the stem may be a tiny bit narrow and that's about all I can come up with. Amazing work on the flower.  O0
Nolan is away this week, but I'm sure there are a few knowledgeable acrylics painters about.
I would agree that the light source does look like coming from the bottom right toward the upper left. Good luck with your water drops.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on October 20, 2012, 01:40:18 AM
Lovely painting Susan :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on October 20, 2012, 03:15:55 AM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket, Susan.

I really like your tulip painting.  You have nice contours and texture in the flower.

You are doing very well.  I'm glad you are enjoying  :painting:.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 26, 2012, 09:15:22 PM
well done Susan, looks good  :clap:

When you are painting from a photo / scene where the light is from the front like this then you need to use your artist's license to move the light over to the side. That way you will be able to make one side of the flower lighter than the other. You will get a better rounding to the flower then
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JoyV on December 19, 2012, 02:50:54 AM
This took some time, but got it done  :clap:and learned a lot!!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tousabella on December 19, 2012, 03:39:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Joy...It's beautiful. I love the highlight in the background, and the tulip is gorgeous.  Well done.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 19, 2012, 04:14:10 AM
That is really beautiful! It looks as though it could open up any moment. Soft and silky. :twothumbs:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mal.T.H on December 19, 2012, 09:30:50 AM
Beats photography  :clap: Well done
Mal
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on December 19, 2012, 10:50:06 AM
Joy – This is beautiful work. How did you do that highlight on the left side?   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on December 19, 2012, 12:27:25 PM
This took some time, but got it done  :clap:and learned a lot!!!!
Brilliant  :clap: :clap:   No need to worry about time and how long it takes....we got rid of the time clocks  :hammer: >:D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JoyV on December 19, 2012, 12:32:13 PM
Thanks everyone, this tulip really gave me a rough time!! But I keep at it and in the end I beat it  :fight:
And as far as the highlight well at first thought that was one of my mistakes but as it turned out that mistake turned into a good thing :2funny: so Lanie to say how it was done :confused: it happened with frustration with blending my acrylics with at the time I thought was to much white :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on December 19, 2012, 12:39:23 PM
Great depth! Well done! O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on December 19, 2012, 01:47:20 PM
Joy, it's beautiful!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 19, 2012, 01:54:58 PM
its beautiful Joy :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 19, 2012, 06:37:07 PM
well done Joy, great blending work and just LOVE the water drops  :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on December 19, 2012, 07:00:49 PM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful!  :welcome:  to PB btw!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: lynn p. on December 19, 2012, 07:26:31 PM

quite a gorgeous joy Joy.  Worth all the effort, no?  Can't wait to see what else you produce!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zach on December 19, 2012, 07:58:19 PM
Wow, It looks amazing.  Those water drops look magnificant. :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zach on December 19, 2012, 07:59:05 PM
It looks great.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 19, 2012, 11:12:19 PM
Lovely!  Nicely done!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 26, 2012, 01:52:02 AM

My friend was asking for my tulip painting so i painted 2nd one for her. This painting is still in progress. All suggestions are welcome :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mal.T.H on December 27, 2012, 05:49:25 AM
Looking good can't wait to see finished work :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 27, 2012, 01:48:39 PM
Thanks Malth I will try to finish this weekend :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 27, 2012, 02:19:40 PM
Awesome blending!!!  Nice work on the background too!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's gorgeous now, will be extra gorgeous when done.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on December 28, 2012, 04:21:44 PM
Hi Nolan & everybody. . . . this is my first sketch of what I hope will be a tulip painting! I want to do a small gallery wrap, 9" X 12", so I drew out the outside dimensions of the canvas (paper) [I'm painting in Gouache] and then the part that will be the "wrap. Hope you can see all that in the pix. Do I need another flower ? You know, the power of three!




Okay, now I need some inspiration. . . . I thought I would paint the flowers a pale peachy/orange on a Cerulean BG that I intended to texturize with scrunched up plastic food wrap. Perhaps too common & cutesy? Then I thought red flowers on a white BG. . . . again perhaps a bit common? What about bluish flowers on a marbled peach BG? :help: :help:  I just don't know! Perhaps I need more coffee  :2funny: 


DH has just suggested I do White & Red stripped parrot Tulips - talk about a challenge. . . . OMG!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 28, 2012, 04:35:14 PM
Thanks Lillian. Do you think i need to tone down the orange color little bit. Is to bright because of green background :help: ?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 28, 2012, 05:20:59 PM
I know that power of three thing, but I love your sketch so much as is. A bud could count, I guess, but I don't know where to add it. The composition is so pretty now. Can't help on color. Maybe just sleep on it and see if your subconscious imagination solves the inspiration dilemma. I don't know about that DH of yours. Next he'll want snow on them.  :gl:  (With both the DH and the painting.)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on December 28, 2012, 05:25:19 PM
Very pretty, Bhavna. Wish I could answer your color question, but I leave that to Nolan or Lillian. But I'm wondering if you would really want to tone down the focal point and let the bg take over?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 28, 2012, 05:26:28 PM
You drawing Looks really nice i don't think you should add one more tulip :)  but still am not the expert here  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on December 28, 2012, 06:32:07 PM
I don't know about that DH of yours. Next he'll want snow on them.  :gl:  (With both the DH and the painting.)


Oh Sarah. .  :2funny:  But you are so right!

Thank you for your kind words! I thought about a bud, but I too don't know where to put one. Sleeping on it (figuratively, of course) will be a good thing! LOL!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on December 28, 2012, 06:36:00 PM
Hi Bhavna. . .  thank you, I'm glad you like my sketch!
So far, it looks like no more Tulips  :2funny:  but, you never know what I might do, I'm a bit   :crazy2:  at times!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 29, 2012, 02:15:01 AM
 :wave: Roxy.  I like your sketch.   :clap:

 :idea:   You listed several different options, color combinations, hmmmmm, what if you were to do a few more sketches of tulips and make a series of paintings the same size???  ...just a thought.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 29, 2012, 02:38:15 AM
Oh Bhavna & Sarah!   :nono:    Who am I???     :2funny:        Nolan's the EXPERT here!!!   :smart:


If you want my opinion though, for what it's worth, I think your tulip is brilliant and I love it just the way it is.

I'm looking forward to Nolan's input though, I think he'll be very proud of you.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 29, 2012, 10:20:38 PM
the layout / composition of your sketch looks great, I like the white space, it makes the painting look classy and clean.

if you use the Cerulean, just be careful to not make it too intense or it will compete with the flowers
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 29, 2012, 10:23:14 PM
lovely shadings and I have no problem with the colours - I like bright colours.

What I can suggest, not for this painting, but future ones : be careful to stagger the rounding at the tip so the petals don't meet perfectly. The one petal will be slightly longer or shorter than the other. Hope that made sense?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zilpa on December 30, 2012, 08:15:18 AM
I did this in acrylic. Need more practice but not too shabby for 1st attempts.  :)

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on December 30, 2012, 01:59:42 PM
Thank You Nolan, and Everyone for the great advice and ideas  :thankyou:


Now it's time to stop dithering around and get painting!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 30, 2012, 02:25:12 PM
Thanks Nolan. I understand point I will take care of this. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on December 30, 2012, 03:56:19 PM
I love this.  The background is great.  My first thought when I saw this was "Wow!"  and then I wondered if the contrast in some of the shading might set apart the tulip and the background.  But, what do I know.. Guess I was wrong on this one.  It is very beautiful so I guess that is the main thing!   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on December 30, 2012, 05:09:29 PM
Roxy, I like the two tulips as is.  Looking forward to seeing the finished painting!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on December 30, 2012, 05:29:35 PM
 O0 O0 , Zilpa!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 30, 2012, 07:36:47 PM
Not shabby at all, Zilpa, in fact I think you did very well!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 31, 2012, 10:40:47 PM
Here is my finished tulip painting  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 31, 2012, 11:59:45 PM
Bhavna, your paintbrushes have been flying!   :D

Your tulip is gorgeous!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 01, 2013, 12:18:16 AM
Just beautiful!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 02, 2013, 11:59:12 AM
Hi Roxy - I can't see the picture.  Can you reload it?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 02, 2013, 01:05:04 PM
I can't see it either
 :(
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 02, 2013, 09:34:54 PM
Just noticed i forget to put shadow of leaf  :tickedoff: in my painting.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 02, 2013, 09:40:02 PM
Bhavna, whatever you did to it, drops, etc. made it even more beautiful!
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 02, 2013, 10:31:00 PM
Roxy, now, now... don't be critical.. Don't say it's bad, just say it could be better! :)
I am a little inquisitive on the white part in the middle.  Why don't you tell us about the whole thing.. what your intentions are with each part.  I am not "bad" at figuring it out, but I could be "better".  :2funny:   That makes two of us, I guess.  Seriously, I am assuming the white part is looking at the inside of the petal on the back side??
If so, I would think it would be darker rather than lighter.  ..Oh dear, maybe I am bad at this... :P   I'd better let someone else help you! I'm sure someone, (like Nolan) can help you in an instant!
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 03, 2013, 12:41:34 AM
It doesn't suck!  Do you have a reference photo your working from?  Can you post it also?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 03, 2013, 12:47:25 AM
I love the drawing - keep it just as it is.  As for the colors, well there is so many to choose from.  Why don't you go with what you really like yourself.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 03, 2013, 01:04:36 AM
Lanie is right, Roxy.  IT DOESN"T SUCK!  I hope I didn't leave that impression.  Actually I think it's pretty good.  I think I would have a better answer for you, if I could see your reference photo too. ..and then my advice would probably suck.  I was just responding to your funny posts!   :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 03, 2013, 10:54:57 AM

i know theres plenty to tweek on here,and its not finished, just wanted to know im going in the right direction. New pic now just for Roxy  ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2013, 12:35:33 PM
 O0 O0 Nice one Inky. . . . Nice one!!  Can't wait to see it finished and in a larger size, please! These old eyes don't see so good, ya know!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 03, 2013, 02:28:07 PM
 O0 cheers roxy i dont know what my pc is playing at, forsome reason emails wont save or download attachments.. very very frustrating.ill try n sort it
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 03, 2013, 02:28:51 PM
Roxy, I think I understand what you are asking; and I think I know how I would try to make it better; but then you would probably be more confused. :(   I'm sure Nolan will be along to help you.  However, I noticed it in the gallery this morning, and I thought it looked quite pretty.  Not all tulips are created equal, you know. I think yours is it's own tulip!!  and I mean that in a good way! :) :) :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2013, 02:44:14 PM
Oh Polli, you are just so sweet. . .  :1hug: And an  :angel:  as well!
Nolan didn't choose that Tulip for no reason -  but a dingle-berry like me just had to go find a complicated one to try to paint - talk about trying to run before you can walk. . . . sheesh  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 03, 2013, 02:57:22 PM
Alright LOL With Camera, (that's little old lady in this case :2funny: ). The pictures are perfect, the concept was a little beyond my skill. But as I understand it today, I am thinking that Dennis' Magnolia lesson might be helpful. I haven't done it or seen it, but in looking at members' results, the petals all seem to turn in on themselves. You don't have as much room to accomplish this, but looking at members' results in the watercolor forum might help you. It seemed to be a matter of shading under the turn. Do not despair. It will be lovely!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 03, 2013, 03:06:16 PM
My question is, do you want the petals to turn toward you, or away from you? That will make a difference in how you paint/shade them. If the petals are curling toward you, the magnolia lesson is just the ticket.  O0
I'll help if I can, and if not.....I'm really quite good at yelling for Dennis or Nolan!  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 03, 2013, 03:13:52 PM
Just thought I'd throw this in. Back in 2010 when Nolan started doing the tulip class, I decided to try it in w/c. Didn't work well for me...so...I went a bit haywire and this was my result.
 
 
As you can see, not quite like the others!  :whistle:
 
Don't be afraid to push the limit and test yourself. You just might surprise yourself.  O0    ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 03, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
Coming along famously, great colouring.  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 03, 2013, 03:20:45 PM
Wow! Okay that's all I can say. That highlight makes it. Wow!! :o
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 03, 2013, 03:23:55 PM
  :heeha:   Gorgeous painting Bhavna  :clap:   :clap:  Wonderful blending, colours are beautifully brilliant, love the highlighting on the leaves, and you have done a magnificent job on the waterdrops. (another of my nemesis') Your friend is so lucky to have a friend like you. Well done.  O0   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on January 03, 2013, 04:55:48 PM
Beautifully done Bhavna!  Great job on water drops. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on January 03, 2013, 04:58:59 PM
 O0 Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on January 03, 2013, 05:05:47 PM
Bhavna, Very pretty. Awesome waterdrops.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2013, 05:14:01 PM
Super-duper, fantastic  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Love your water drops!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 03, 2013, 05:52:08 PM
Woohoo! I could see it before I even saw your message. It's a turner!!!! :yippee:  And I didn't have to lie even a little bit. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 03, 2013, 05:56:35 PM
Roxy, it's the one on the far right.  Right?  awe... just kidding.  Of course we can see which one it is.  I think you definitely have the right idea.  I think it might need to be darker....
VAL, Would you yell for Nolan or Dennis, Pleasse!!!
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 03, 2013, 07:09:07 PM
Woot, woot, I did it!!!!  :2funny: :yippee: 


Never could have done it without wonderful supportive people like you. . .  Polli, Sarah and Val!  :1hug: Thanks again.


Now that I've come back down to earth , I think you are right Polli, it may need some more dark  But. . .that seems to be one of my problems with this limited palette. 
Now it looks a bit like a mushroom. . . .grinning, running and ducking! :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 03, 2013, 08:09:19 PM
you are doing good...Lovely color and highlight in this painting O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 03, 2013, 08:14:00 PM
looking awesome Inky, I just love the little reflected light on the right hand petal  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 03, 2013, 08:18:25 PM
Roxy your tulips are coming along great. Just don't be scared of the contrasts, that is what gives the turn you need. What I usually do is cup my hand in the direction that my petal is turning. That way I can see where the highlights and shadows are. Remember that a concave petals will have their highlights on the opposite sides
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 03, 2013, 08:19:22 PM
you can be very proud of this painting Bhavna
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 03, 2013, 08:26:13 PM
That's a very nice tulip, Inky.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 03, 2013, 11:24:41 PM
looking awesome Inky, I just love the little reflected light on the right hand petal  :clap:

Hi Nolan, couple of questions  regarding back ground... i know i did it backward and did the pic first before back ground but what would you suggest colour wise for the back ground?? and also can i use clear cover or masking tape to protect the pic whilst filling the back ground or would these trash the paint.... ???? Hope this makes sense O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: lynn p. on January 03, 2013, 11:59:34 PM
Bhavna--I somehow missed this.  Very beautiful.  I especially love what you did with the leaves :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 04, 2013, 06:16:13 AM
Beautiful, Inky!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 04, 2013, 03:13:20 PM
Thanks Nolan, Val, Nina, Roxy Lynn and everyone for besotting my confidence with your lovely comments  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 04, 2013, 03:13:58 PM
Oh Inky, your beautiful Tulip and now a BG. . . . .  Eeek!
I have no idea how you will do that, but I'll bet you that Nolan or Dennis will have a trick or two up their sleeves to help you through it.  :gl:  I'm sure you will do something magical to impress us - no pressure, eh? :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 04, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
Thank you Nolan, you are absolutely magically :smart: !


That is the best piece of advice and a totally awesome way of "showing" what happens. It's like when you use the end of your brush to show the direction of the sun light on the flowers - just makes so much sense!


You are also right, I am afraid of darks and I don't know why or how to get over it. It just seems wrong to put dark paint on something like a flower. This Tulip is for me, way out of my usual "colour comfort zone" and I have to resist the urge to wash it all off and do it again in a pale pink. Eek!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 04, 2013, 03:35:46 PM
Oh Inky, your beautiful Tulip and now a BG. . . . .  Eeek!
I have no idea how you will do that, but I'll bet you that Nolan or Dennis will have a trick or two up their sleeves to help you through it.  :gl:  I'm sure you will do something magical to impress us - no pressure, eh? :2funny:
Nowt wrong with a bit of pressure :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 06, 2013, 01:05:03 PM
 :blush: Well this is my tulip so far.  :help: It's OK, but not sure what I don't like about it.  :confused:

Any suggestions?

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 06, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
Very well done thus far.  :clap:  I think one thing you can do, is to soften the transition of the highlight in the petals. Especially the one on the left. Coming along famously.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 06, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
Val - I see what you mean. Guess I've been looking at it so long that I don't "see" -  :2funny: 

I appreciate your helpI'll fix that up and  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 06, 2013, 02:16:07 PM
Very pretty--it looks almost real. Follow Val's advice and it blossom right off the canvas.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 06, 2013, 02:21:53 PM
Very beautiful  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 06, 2013, 03:29:50 PM
Sarah - after the leaves dry, I'll do that and then add the water drops and clean up the edges.  I think the background needs some tweeks too. I like more variation but not too much.  What do you think about that?  :thankyou:


Bhavna -  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 06, 2013, 03:39:59 PM
A little variation might be nice. Yikes! Scary. I do like your darkening in the lower right hand corner.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 06, 2013, 05:46:37 PM
nice  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 06, 2013, 07:20:42 PM
I know Nolan is very busy , so if anyone else could also advise me on the tulip background id muchly appreciate it.. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: stoney on January 06, 2013, 07:23:20 PM
I did this in acrylic. Need more practice but not too shabby for 1st attempts.  :)


Nicely done.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 06, 2013, 08:17:36 PM
Your gorgeous Tulip, is it done in oils or ?


Now I know  nuffink, as it is said, so take everything I say with a pail of salt. If you are working in oil, I would expect that once the Tulip was dry a BG would not be a problem. Hahaha - I could be talking thorough my hat.


If you are asking about what colour of BG then there are numerous choices. . . . I rather like the sort of paleish grey that shows up on my monitor. Perhaps you could expand on that. . . .  the compliment of red is green - - - the compliment of yellow is violet. . . . . perhaps add a bit of soft violet to the grey, I think there's enough green with the leaves to work with the red. In any event, IMHO the BG should be very pale & subdued. . . . .


Dying to see what you come up with. . . . . I'm sure whatever it is, it will be brilliant!
Happy  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 06, 2013, 09:45:12 PM
tulip is done in acrylics Roxy, but yeah as u say maybe subtle grey n hint of violet... mmmm will have a play on some paper tomorrow, just lay down mini tulip on my palette n see if that works without touching actual pic first.... lol see nolans little tips do sink in,...lol :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zilpa on January 06, 2013, 09:50:10 PM
 :thankyou: Dianne, Lillian and Stoney, those water drops were so much fun I am in danger of putting water drops on everything :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 06, 2013, 10:47:35 PM
Now Zilpa. Contain yourself!!! No water drops on pet portraits, unless they are fish or frogs. No droplets on lovely bird paintings unless its raining. Water droplets on a sunny Italian street scene? :nono:  Not unless you're in a gondola. You did well. I am getting more and more tempted to try this tulip!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2013, 11:33:11 PM
 :clap: Lovely painting Zilpa.  Patricia
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2013, 12:16:58 AM
Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zilpa on January 07, 2013, 07:26:45 AM
 :thankyou: Sarah and Patricia. Go on Sarah you know you want to.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 07, 2013, 08:55:24 AM
Yeah baby you got it!  :yippee:   You're on the right track now.  O0
OK, now for some more unsolicited advice!  >:D   I would highly recommend that you take this painting and put it away...keep it as a reference and guide for future works.
There, not too painful eh what?  ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 07, 2013, 09:12:27 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian, inkyminx, and Bhavna.  I'm very shy about showing my paintings but everyone is so nice I feel comfortable here. 

Sarah and Val - special thanks for your observations and suggestions of which I will definatley do.  I'm still learning to "see" and couldn't have without your help.   :clap: :clap:

Have a great day all!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 07, 2013, 09:24:52 AM
 :thankyou: Val, for that piece of advice. I haven't worked on it for days and have felt bad every time I see it. . . . now I can put it in the "later baby" file and relax! You get a bunch of  :1hug: s from me for that!


Time to concentrate on the "Let's Draw Course" my darling Hubby just gifted me with and I'm part way through the Cosmos class again, this time in watercolour!


 :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 07, 2013, 09:48:57 AM
 :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 07, 2013, 09:53:44 AM
You're in for some good fun now Roxy! Can't wait to see your first drawing.  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2013, 09:56:47 PM
great job Zilpa, well done  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on January 07, 2013, 09:58:46 PM
 :clap: :clap: Nicely done, Zilpa!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2013, 10:00:06 PM
beautiful shading work so far Lanie

My main problem is that the stem doesn't follow the flower, but come out at an angle which makes it look as though the flower is broken off at the stem. What I suggest is that you convert the existing stem into a leaf at the back of the flower and add in a new stem. A bit of work, but it will be worth it in the end
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 07, 2013, 10:19:09 PM
I would keep the background light, a nice pastel colour would do well. You can use the clear cover to mask off the flower as long as the paint is dry O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zilpa on January 07, 2013, 11:40:21 PM
Thank you Val, Nolan and Tania, I am hoping to tackle my rose today.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 08, 2013, 10:39:14 AM
Nolan - that's it!  I didn't see the obvious until you showed me, the stem angle is totaly wrong.   :blush:  I can make that change too, then I'll publish it again.  :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 08, 2013, 03:36:21 PM
lol just finished background n saw your reply nolan lol have done a pastel mauve/violet which had a fair bit of red mixed in... seems to work for me i`ll load a day time pic tomorrow and see what everyone else reckons  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on January 08, 2013, 06:55:47 PM
 :wave: Hi everyone! Hope you had a happy holidays. Didnt work on anything since thanksgiving :blush: . I know...been slacking :D . I did work on the background and drawing the outline and taping during the holidays... ;D . At least something right..heheheh.
I got to know my paint though since now I learned that it took 4 weeks for it to dry.
Today, I have started on the tulip and applied the first layer color.
Im trying to reconcile what I see versus what my brain is telling me. Its hard, so I decided to just look at the whole picture later and just place the color.
Thats what I have for now. Happy  :painting: !
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 08, 2013, 08:28:37 PM

not bad for final run,... feel free to crit.. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 08, 2013, 09:11:38 PM
 :clap:   :clap:   :congrats:   :clap:   :clap:
Beautifully done.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 08, 2013, 09:13:42 PM
This looks interesting.....can't wait to see what's next.  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2013, 09:19:43 PM
I love the pink.  :smitten:   Nice blending there.  It should turn out lovely. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2013, 09:23:32 PM
Absolutely brilliant!  Love it!   :smitten:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 08, 2013, 10:19:07 PM
lovely  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 08, 2013, 10:40:24 PM
Coming out really nice :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 09, 2013, 07:25:56 AM
 O0 guys, now would waterdrops be too much for it or should i just file it away n start something new? :-\
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 09, 2013, 09:21:22 AM
I like the pink too especially set against a dark background - very dramatic.  Also looking forward to seeing the finished painting.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 09, 2013, 09:27:24 AM
Stunning!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 09, 2013, 09:36:03 AM
Bhavna - your painting is beautiful.  I wouldn't be surprised if someone wanted to buy it from you.  Love it!  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 09, 2013, 09:41:36 AM
 :welcome: to PB!

Susan - Wow - love your style.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 09, 2013, 11:22:17 AM
Wow Inky. . . . that is a brilliant background! Bold move, using that colour but wow it sure works! See, I knew you would pull off something stunning, and you did! Good on ya girl!
My DH who never comments, was impressed!


Question, did you glaze a tiny bit of the BG colour over the bottom of the flower?


Water drops. . . .IMHO, just gilding the Lily. . .well the Tulip in this case. It's ultimately your call but if you do decide to do water drops, perhaps just one, running down the side?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 09, 2013, 02:51:15 PM
Wow, you really went for it, and boldly. And it works! I would say your tulip has enough going for it with the strength of sunlight that you could just put it away and call it good. Emphasis on the good. If, however the drops are a part of the learning curve for this lesson, maybe you don't want to miss that part. Though you could just do some quick droplet studies on a practice...what? What do you oil painters use to practice on? :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 09, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
What do you oil painters use to practice on? :clap: :clap:


The dog, the walls, husbands Porsche, if he leaves it parked in the drive long enough!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 09, 2013, 03:16:12 PM
Hi Susan . . . .  terrific Tulip! Nice colour and nice shading.


 :welcome:  to the Paint Basket! Great people here and awesome tutors/teachers. I think you are going to like being here! We're glad you came.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 09, 2013, 03:25:12 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Oh Roxy!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on January 09, 2013, 03:34:19 PM
Love your tulip! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 09, 2013, 03:42:23 PM
Thanks LanieT.....everyone asked for it as  gift  :whistle:  but no one asked for purchase :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on January 09, 2013, 03:54:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on January 09, 2013, 04:18:12 PM
Look forward to seeing the finished product!  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: inkyminx on January 09, 2013, 04:29:30 PM
Wow Inky. . . . that is a brilliant background! Bold move, using that colour but wow it sure works! See, I knew you would pull off something stunning, and you did! Good on ya girl!
My DH who never comments, was impressed!


Question, did you glaze a tiny bit of the BG colour over the bottom of the flower?


Water drops. . . .IMHO, just gilding the Lily. . .well the Tulip in this case. It's ultimately your call but if you do decide to do water drops, perhaps just one, running down the side?

Nope no glazing done on it at all Roxy, mmmm might see what Nolan has to say so i`ll sit on the fence about the droplet.. cheers guys...  :smitten:
sarah i have yet to try oils  :)wanna get my head round one thing at a time...lol
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BeeHappy on January 10, 2013, 10:31:09 AM
This is my second oil painting. Could be a little better but have learned a bit on my first go. My camara on my phone dose not show the color that great. I need to take a pic in the sun light.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 10, 2013, 03:16:34 PM
Whoa! Gorgeous.  :nosey: And welcome, too!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 10, 2013, 03:53:38 PM
Lovely........... :welcome:  to PB
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 10, 2013, 04:04:38 PM
 :welcome: , BeeHappy!  You surely came in enlightening us with your remarkable tulip!  Looks good enough to pick as soon as you finish the leaves.   I'd put it in my vase!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 10, 2013, 04:39:10 PM
Thanks Tania :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 10, 2013, 07:51:42 PM
:bigwelcome: to the PB family Bee. Your painting looks great so far, beautiful shading work  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 10, 2013, 07:52:20 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 10, 2013, 07:53:17 PM
off to a good start Vjah  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 10, 2013, 07:55:37 PM
Beautiful job Inky  :clap: :clap:

I especially like the cast shadow lifting the right petal up off the left hand one. What I would like to see though is some more of that same shadow colour on the bottom left hand side of the flower so that the bottom left is darker than the bottom right O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on January 10, 2013, 07:59:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: Looks wonderful so far!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zach on January 10, 2013, 08:02:11 PM
Looks realy good so far. :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 10, 2013, 09:58:11 PM
Your tulip is gorgeous, Brian!   :clap: :clap: :clap:    I can't recall welcoming you, so here's a  :bigwelcome:

I'm looking forward to seeing your finished painting.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Corine on January 21, 2013, 09:10:12 AM

Here is my  tulip painting. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on January 21, 2013, 09:13:22 AM
looks good to me corine  O0   well done  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 21, 2013, 03:36:17 PM
Excellent job with the blending.  O0  Very nice painting.  :clap:   :clap:
Are you going to add the water drops?  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 21, 2013, 03:37:55 PM
Excellent work so far....looking forward to seeing the complete version.  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on January 21, 2013, 03:54:13 PM
 :welcome:  beehappy great start on your tulip can't wait to see it finished  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on January 21, 2013, 04:49:30 PM
Very nicely done Corine.  O0 O0 Your blending is spot on.  :clap: :clap: By the way  :welcome:  to Paint Basket.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on January 21, 2013, 04:50:33 PM
 :welcome:  Beehappy. So far everything loks good.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 22, 2013, 04:10:07 PM
Good Job Corine :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 22, 2013, 07:19:18 PM
Beautiful, Corine! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: saraht on January 22, 2013, 09:21:37 PM
Hi,  Here's my tulip painting (without water drops). This is the first painting I've done after stopping painintg nearly 40 years ago. Thanks for getting me started again!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 22, 2013, 10:04:34 PM
Well Sara, you haven't lost your touch.  It's beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 22, 2013, 10:21:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: VERY nicely done Corine -  :welcome: to PB!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 22, 2013, 10:35:01 PM
It's lovely :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 22, 2013, 11:00:51 PM
Very nice, Saraht!  40 years, eh?   :heeha: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on January 23, 2013, 02:14:59 PM
Very pretty awesome! I like the blending too. Just notice though the shadow of first leaf on the flower is missing (maybe the camera blurred it)?
I love, how neat are your edges. I have a hard time making mine neat as that.
 
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: saraht on January 23, 2013, 03:38:29 PM
You're right vjah, I hadn't noticed that. It could be darker. Thanks for pointing it out. When we've worked on a painting it can be really hard to stand back and see something like that.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 23, 2013, 07:22:31 PM
this just shows that learning to paint is like learning to ride a bicycle - once you have learnt how, you can always do it, no matter how long ago you did it last. You may have a few wobblies in the beginning until you find your balance again, but then off you go .....
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 23, 2013, 07:25:10 PM
Well done Corine, excellent shadings  :clap: :clap:
What you can still do though is to give the right hand petal a colour wash with red / orange. As the sun is coming from the left in this scene, the right hand petal must be darker overall than the left hand one as it is pointing more away from the light.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zach on January 23, 2013, 09:20:11 PM
Great job Corine :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on January 23, 2013, 11:46:36 PM
This is what I have so far without the waterdrops. Im gonna wait till its dry before adding them.
Let me know what u guys think. Suggestions greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 24, 2013, 01:56:11 AM
So soft and lovely, vjah.   I knew there was something missing around here.. and it was you!... Welcome back!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kelley on January 24, 2013, 01:56:17 AM
Good analogy Nolan. It would explain how I can go months without painting and still pick up where I left off. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 24, 2013, 02:15:55 AM
Well done :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 24, 2013, 04:05:35 PM
Beautiful painting Vjah, so very well done.  O0  The background shows off the pink tulips so well. You have actually managed to capture the perfect greens on the leaves. Shadings and values are superb. You will have a masterpiece when completed. Take a bow....  :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 24, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
 :D  Oh dear....I seem to have more 'wobblies' than most.  :eek:  Must be all that 'wobbly-pop'!!  :drink2drop:
Sarat, lovely work..you definately have not lost your touch.  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zach on January 24, 2013, 04:29:23 PM
Looks great Sarah :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 24, 2013, 09:30:48 PM
beautiful Vjah. One suggestion on the left hand tulip - where the left petal overlaps the right hand one you need a defining line / edge. Remember when there is a change in distance, you need a found line to define it. This is either because the two surfaces are at different angles, or at different distances away from the light source, are different colours or the one is casting a shadow on the other.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Corine on January 25, 2013, 06:09:06 PM
Thanks all for your compliments.Nolan also, thanks for the hint. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Corine on January 25, 2013, 06:11:36 PM
Beautiful painting Vjah, so very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on January 25, 2013, 06:33:54 PM
Finally able to add the waterdrops. Harder than I thought  :) . Applied what Nolan has suggested. Hope it shows  ;D .
 :thankyou: Diane, Bhavna, Val, Nolan and Corine.
Diane:  :) Nice to be missed  :P .
 
So here it is. I named it, "Kissing Tulips".
 
 
 

 
Edit:
Forgot to add, I added a touch of yellow on stems and the front leaf to give it some warmth. It looked more alive  ;D . So I added some to the petals. Very little.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on January 25, 2013, 07:09:03 PM
Beautiful Painting :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 28, 2013, 07:16:26 PM
Well, this is my final tulip.  The angle of the stem has been changed, tweeked the background and tried cleaning up the edges. I know the water drops need to be put on, but I'll do that some other time.

I'm please with it as it is. 

 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for everyones suggestions, especially Nolan who was able to ID the angle of the stem on the flower.  It's such a glairing error - but I just didn't see it.

Hmmmm...really need to learn how to take good photo's, but I am having too much painting :2funny:

Working on the monthly challenge for January now....gotta run and do some more work on it.  Later... :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on January 29, 2013, 02:32:51 AM
LanieT Awesome job. I like it,  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 29, 2013, 04:34:50 AM
I love the orange blush in the lower left corner. It adds so much to your painting. Yes the stem is an improvement, and the painting is beautiful.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 29, 2013, 02:48:23 PM
Banner work Lainie  :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 29, 2013, 03:25:31 PM
 :thankyou: Everyone for your kind remarks.  Glad you like it. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 29, 2013, 05:57:56 PM
Wow, Lanie! that's just fantastic! I love the subtle orange blush in the corner - in fact, I love the whole thing!
Job well done, congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 30, 2013, 02:59:23 AM
Your painting is very nice, looks real Lanie.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Good job changing the direction of the stem.

I like the background as well. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: lynn p. on January 30, 2013, 03:04:37 AM
Oh Lanie--That is powerfully beautiful.  Nice blending and great background. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LanieT on January 30, 2013, 11:04:35 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

Lynn and Roxy – thanks so much! I really tried to get that background to blend in, especially since I goofed on the stem. ;D

Lillian – That stem took awhile to correct. It looks good in the photo, but on the canvas you can see where the changes happened. Just goes to show you that composition really matters because sometimes, corrections aren't easy or ends up looking off. 

Have a great day...what it's Wednesday already!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on January 30, 2013, 11:12:50 AM
Hey Lanie. . . . don't tell anyone else about the stem and I'll bet you they will never notice!
 
                   HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 31, 2013, 08:06:59 PM
Beautiful Lanie  :clap: :clap:
All it needs now is the water drops as that adds the sparkle to the painting  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 31, 2013, 08:07:56 PM
superb Vjah :heeha: , do more and start selling them  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on January 31, 2013, 09:30:56 PM
Vjah, you can be real proud of this.  Your painting is gorgeous!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on February 02, 2013, 07:36:05 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna, Nolan and Lillian. I learned a lot on this excercise.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on February 02, 2013, 07:57:17 PM
Super, finish. . . . beautiful in every way!
This is a painting you can be very proud of and as Nolan said, one that you can make more of and they will sell like crazy!! Congratulations, Vjah a job well done :twothumbs:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on February 02, 2013, 09:03:47 PM
vjah, so fresh, I can hear the sounds of opening the bunches in the flower shop.  They looked exactly like this, water drops and all. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on February 03, 2013, 04:49:09 AM
 :thankyou: Roxy and Diane. I had fun doing it and sometimes it made me scratch my head when mixing the color.
But when I placed the color next to each other somehow it made sense  :) .
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Corine on February 09, 2013, 11:10:04 AM
My tulip is now ready.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on February 09, 2013, 11:45:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: Very nice, Corine, very nice indeed!! O0 O0 O0
You have done very well with both your Tulip and your "Painting Folds in Fabric" ! Congratulations! :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on February 09, 2013, 01:00:17 PM
very nice :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 09, 2013, 06:18:50 PM
Woohoo! Newbie comes in and knocks us off our feet! :faint:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 11, 2013, 09:19:34 PM
beautiful shadings Corine, well done  :yippee:

Extend the shadows cast by the water drops some more, that will make them stand up off the tulip even more  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zach on February 11, 2013, 09:56:18 PM
Looks great Corine. :clap: :twothumbs:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Corine on February 14, 2013, 03:11:17 PM
Hello,
Many thanks for your remarks regarding my tulip painting.
And I'm going to make this painting also (like the Pear/folding painting) again from the start.
 ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Greebo on February 24, 2013, 10:05:46 AM
This was a funny one, I learned a lot of blending. The paint was almost dry on my palette when I did the water drops, I should have squeezed out new paint from the tube, as it is now I did not get the sharp lines I wanted.

My sap green was very watery and transparent, I am not pleased with it, maybe I will throw that tube away even though I just bought it...

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on February 24, 2013, 01:07:22 PM
Hi Greebo, In case I did not welcome you.  :welcome: :welcome:  to paint basket. A family place to have fun.  ;D
I like your soft blending on your tulip.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fjwahlers on February 25, 2013, 07:02:29 AM
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 25, 2013, 08:54:34 PM
Looks great Frank, good shadings, you are going to be painting very well soon if this is what your first painting looks like  :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 25, 2013, 08:56:58 PM
beautiful Greebo, you can proudly hang this one in the  lounge  :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Don't throw your Sap Green away, many brands of Sap Green are transparent, so it's normal. What you do is just give it another coat once dry  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Greebo on February 26, 2013, 06:08:53 AM
Ah, I did not know that. It was so different from the other colors of the same brand.  Maybe I will give it another chance.

Thank you all for the praise. It makes it easier to start the next painting when you know it will be treated fair but nice here. :)
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 26, 2013, 07:34:08 PM
 :gl: with the next one Greebo
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on March 23, 2013, 08:41:07 AM
thanks nolan i have worked out how to post!!! :thankyou: :thankyou: would like to have any feedback!! i think my shadings need more work. and maybe the shadows need to b more repositioned. 

cheers brony
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 23, 2013, 10:44:27 AM
 :2funny: I see you've figured it out!  :2funny: Please disregard any previous 'pointers'!  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 24, 2013, 10:03:08 PM
this is my first flawer,in oil,and my first waterdrops it was realy chalange to paint them
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 24, 2013, 10:43:02 PM
i dont know if i have to be proud of myself but this is my first tulip with a waterdrops,after painting this one i :coffee: because i :sweat:,any opinien :thankyou:
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on March 25, 2013, 11:25:00 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:i am still working my way through all the forum stuff  and thank u val!! will post my tulip again when rain drops r completed!!.i am still sorting my way around the forum and how to communicate to all. yet am having  :thankyou: :stress:an amazing time!!!! u r all so helpful with my not: (knowing how to to do it!!!!) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on March 25, 2013, 03:49:33 PM
Maria, I think you did a fine job on your tulip painting. Especially this being your first tulip with waterdrops.  O0 O0 O0  In case I did not welcome you.  :welcome:  To the family.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 25, 2013, 08:52:42 PM
I think you have done a wonderful job Maria, I especially like the curling leaves, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 25, 2013, 09:09:08 PM
I think you are doing a great job Bronwyn  :clap: :clap: :clap:

If I had to be fussy I would darken the inside petal (when the two front ones overlap) and broaden the stem on the flower - it seems a tad thin. Other than that, the shadings are awesome, well done  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 25, 2013, 09:10:49 PM
 :thankyou:Nina and Nolan,especialy Nolan and your lessons  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on March 25, 2013, 09:13:51 PM
Looks great, Maria!  Enjoy your  :coffee:  You've earned it!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on March 25, 2013, 09:15:39 PM
Nice!! Brony.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on March 27, 2013, 05:22:11 AM
thanks nolan thats was exactly what i thought. so going to try a pink tulip. down in the left hand corner u will notice the greens change, thats because i painted it on canvas pad rather than the true cotton canvas and when i peeled off the contact it lifted the top of the layering.so have purchased a few canvases for my next challenge ;D ;D ;D. your tution is wonderful!! :thankyou:


brony
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 27, 2013, 08:48:45 AM
 :confused: Must be a magic tulip...... :detective: I can't see it!  ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 27, 2013, 08:51:23 AM
Fabulous work Maria  :clap: :clap: :clap: I really like how you've done this  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 27, 2013, 01:09:20 PM
Beautiful!  Your tulip looks so real!  The color and shapes of the leaves is just like the real thing.   :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on March 27, 2013, 01:11:51 PM
Nice work painting the tulip Brony.   O0

And a  :welcome: from me if I haven't already done so.   :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 28, 2013, 08:40:17 PM
thanks for your warm wards  :-*
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ohio1959 on March 28, 2013, 08:45:12 PM
Wow! Looks so real. Great Job Aniz! :clap:
Icy
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on March 29, 2013, 08:20:53 AM
Great job Maria, water drops on a flower seem a big challenge to me; i think i could be afraid of spoiling the whole painting so i think it's very brave to put them in.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on March 29, 2013, 11:03:18 PM
thank you all for welcomes and nice feed back. am going to post now my finished cherrys :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on April 01, 2013, 12:50:17 PM
 Q. can i make my stem wider after the drying of my tulip?. like as nolan refers to as ( tweak it).
regards brony :) :ys
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 01, 2013, 08:25:02 PM
of course you can  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on April 04, 2013, 04:14:31 AM




finally finished my first tulip :) :). i as nolan say's (tweaked it) and added my water drops. not happy with the drops in upper right hand corner. i think they r too dark!!! :-\. would love any feedback from pb family

brony
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on April 04, 2013, 07:25:12 AM
I think the water drops are fine, they are in the shadow so it's ok they are a bit darker than the water drops which are on the sunny side of the tulip.
The stem might be a bit thicker, just below the tulip itself, I think.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: saraht on April 04, 2013, 01:36:25 PM
Very nice. I wouldn't change anything. What are planning on painting next?

Saraht
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on April 04, 2013, 01:55:06 PM
Great job Brony.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on April 04, 2013, 04:14:22 PM
well done
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 04, 2013, 07:27:21 PM
beautiful water drops  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I agree about the stem, just get it an even thickness all the way to the top, then it will be perfect  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on April 05, 2013, 12:41:47 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:everyone!!!am going to do a pink one next!! u r all very encouraging :) :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 05, 2013, 12:42:07 AM
 :thankyou:all of you  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Abi on April 27, 2013, 08:16:43 PM


The water drops blew everyone away. My dad could not stop talking about it and showing it off to my family  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on April 27, 2013, 09:03:31 PM
 :heeha: Gorgeous Somai  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Love the colour, and yes those water drops are perfect!  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on April 27, 2013, 09:33:50 PM
Your dad is right!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on April 27, 2013, 09:57:30 PM
very lovely, Somai! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 27, 2013, 10:09:29 PM
Beautiful shading work Somai, love the purple colour too  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Abi on April 27, 2013, 11:23:31 PM
 ;D thank you all for the very kind words. it's very encouraging  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Abi on April 27, 2013, 11:44:47 PM
Your Kissing Tulips are so gorgeous!!! Just the right shades of pink and green  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on April 28, 2013, 01:31:45 AM
Beautiful tulip, Somai!  Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 28, 2013, 01:42:41 AM
Woohoo!!! A real beauty! :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 28, 2013, 04:36:12 PM
 :clap:beautifull tulip Somai,the drops are so real :yippee:,welcame in paint basket
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 02, 2013, 12:35:26 PM
Here is my version of the tulip.
Be kind as this is my first painting.  ;)

I have not added the water drops as I did some test on another canvas and I do not have a paintbrush adapted for that. Gonna go buy one tonight and try my luck again. I am pretty happy with the result since my experience level is close to none.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on May 02, 2013, 01:08:57 PM
wow marie love your watercolour, no experience, an even bigger wow, absolutely love it looking forward to seeing more of your work.   :welcome:   also to pb the best site on the internet O0   we have excellent teachers and a ggreat forum, everybody is so helpful and give constructive comments.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 02, 2013, 02:16:19 PM
Thanks JennyLynn. I am very proud and I am looking forward to learn even more. I just love this site.  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 02, 2013, 02:17:27 PM
Very beautiful! Love the water drops!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on May 02, 2013, 02:44:19 PM
 :welcome: , Marie!  Your first painting is marvelous!  You are going to be great at this!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on May 02, 2013, 03:05:02 PM
 :bigwelcome:   Hi Marie...or do you prefer MarieSteph...or ??  ;D   Wow, another colonial!  >:D Seems to me there are a lot of talented folk in Canada.

If this is your first painting, you have really done well, even without waterdrops.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hope to see you about often and look forward to seeing your many masterpieces.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sarah (arch) on May 02, 2013, 04:10:52 PM
Well done! And welcome, too.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 02, 2013, 05:01:56 PM
You guys are all so nice! Thank you very much for the nice comments. It just give me more motivation to work on my paintings.

 :painting: :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 02, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
greate job MarieSteph,i like the colour of your tulip,and :welcome:
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on May 02, 2013, 06:21:06 PM
 :twothumbs:   Maria and a huge  :bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket!
It's always nice to see another Canadian join the fold!! :2funny: Are you on the right coast, the left coast or somewhere in the middle of Canada?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on May 02, 2013, 06:31:25 PM
Well done MarieS!  :clap:
Please show us the result when you added the water drops?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: PerkyRN on May 03, 2013, 12:46:15 AM
Great start....beautifully done.   Welcome.  Happy  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: PerkyRN on May 03, 2013, 12:49:09 AM
I love the color and the water drops  :) :) :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on May 03, 2013, 12:51:37 AM
 :welcome:  Marie!  This is your FIRST painting ???  Wow!  You sure have potential!  And I'm being honest, not just kind.
We give friendly, constructive feedback here, enjoy!
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: PerkyRN on May 03, 2013, 12:56:46 AM
Magnificent color and realism.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: PerkyRN on May 03, 2013, 12:58:42 AM
Very nice.    :welcome:   Happy  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on May 03, 2013, 06:18:19 AM
just so beautiful. beautiful waterdrops :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 03, 2013, 12:27:32 PM
:twothumbs:   Maria and a huge  :bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket!
It's always nice to see another Canadian join the fold!! :2funny: Are you on the right coast, the left coast or somewhere in the middle of Canada?

I am from Québec and you? Thanks for the warm welcome.  :) :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bev S. on May 03, 2013, 12:30:24 PM
 
I am from Québec and you? Thanks for the warm welcome.  :) :thankyou:
Hi Marie, I am from Nova Scotia, so we are practically neighbours!!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 03, 2013, 07:03:58 PM

I am from Québec and you? Thanks for the warm welcome.  :) :thankyou:
Hi Marie, I am from Nova Scotia, so we are practically neighbours!!  :2funny:

We are indeed practically neighboors. Nova Scotia is where I learned English as a kid :) Thanks again for the warm welcome
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on May 03, 2013, 10:28:34 PM
Well done Marie, great shadings  :clap:

Looking forward to seeing the water drops  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on May 04, 2013, 12:39:34 AM
I don't know about Marie....but I was in suspenders waiting to see what you would say Nolan. I just love this one!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MarieSteph on May 04, 2013, 01:03:15 PM
Val, I was indeed waiting to see what Nolan thought about it.

Thanks Nolan! This means a lot and I will definitely repost once I do the water drops. :thankyou:

You guys are all so nice :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Northbound on June 01, 2013, 05:12:38 PM
Wow that is amazing!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Northbound on June 01, 2013, 05:14:54 PM
I had posted a question elsewhere in the forums about the background.  For some reason the gesso was picking up in the the background paint.  Rather than toss it out, I just kept going, practice is practice after all.

This is as far as I got today.  Parts of it I like, parts of it I hate (hard edges :( )

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 01, 2013, 08:23:19 PM
Absolutely beautiful !!   :)  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vic ' on June 01, 2013, 08:25:52 PM
 :yippee: stunning  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on June 01, 2013, 11:53:31 PM
Hate?   :nono:  That's a bit harsh. I see nothing that bad...in fact, I really like it. I love the brush strokes in the background. The tulip, stem and leaves stand right out. You're on the right track with the shadings. So that begs the question.....What's not to like?
Well done Faith  O0   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tousabella on June 02, 2013, 03:05:37 AM
Faith....it's lovely.  I really like the background....makes the tulip stand right out, and yet it is such a soft, lovely yellow.  It looks super.  Good job.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on June 02, 2013, 12:27:17 PM
Faith,
 
 Before reading your post, I thought the background was intentional and thought, "How creative!"  O0  It makes yours original. I think it is a beautiful painting!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Northbound on June 02, 2013, 02:26:49 PM
Wow thanks guys, I'm harsh critic of my own work.  My very wise and trusted friend told me that what I see that I hate is probably the 'me' in my artwork and stop trying to prevent it from coming out.  Guess it's something to think about.

 :thankyou: Guys
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Northbound on June 02, 2013, 02:27:25 PM
Wow  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Northbound on June 02, 2013, 02:28:22 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on June 02, 2013, 03:15:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: greate
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on June 02, 2013, 03:17:37 PM
i like the composition,nice job :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 05, 2013, 08:29:08 PM
looks beautiful to me  :heeha:

I think the tulip is watching a concert or something as I see it is clapping hands  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on June 05, 2013, 09:25:36 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Northbound on June 07, 2013, 03:14:53 PM
LOL Nolan!  Need to try the water drops yet.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on June 07, 2013, 07:46:44 PM
Faith... I agree with the others! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 18, 2013, 03:18:58 PM
Harwant,

That tulip is fantastic.  So very realistic.  Amazing work.  be proud.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on June 18, 2013, 03:23:29 PM
Sign it, frame it and hang it to your wall before I've found a vase to put him in and put it my dining table.  ;)

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your water drops look good too!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on June 18, 2013, 03:37:22 PM

Thanks Germa and Mea.I will sign it,did not realize that I had not done that!I was concerned about the background.
Any suggestions?











Thanks
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on June 18, 2013, 04:05:33 PM
Harwant, First of all  :welcome:  to Paint Basket. Second WOW!! WOW!! on your tulip. This is awesome. Great detail.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vic ' on June 18, 2013, 07:36:16 PM
Wowza :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 18, 2013, 08:22:38 PM
one of the best tulips so far Harwant  :heeha: :congrats:

I am happy with the background, leave as is  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on June 18, 2013, 09:33:17 PM
Thanks guys.It sure was fun painting this tulip.I am working on mouth and teeth today! It is trying to say the least.the next step is the ear and I understand it is more difficult.Nothing ventured ,nothing gained!
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Alice Huang on June 18, 2013, 09:40:17 PM
Wonderful job! I am also following Nolan on the Tulip sessions, haven't done the water drop yet, what brush you use for the water drop? I was a bit nervous that I can't get the clean edge done. Anyway, yours looks so real!!! amazing...

Cheers,
Alice
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on June 19, 2013, 01:15:33 AM
Gorgeous tulip, Harwant!   :smitten:   Excellent work!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on June 19, 2013, 04:42:18 AM
Alice ,a liner brush worked very well.I was thrilled to understand the basis of light through the drop. Have fun. :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Alice Huang on June 19, 2013, 10:36:04 AM
Thanks, I will try the water drop this weekend :-)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on June 19, 2013, 11:17:23 AM
Harwant, I absolutely love the colors you have chosen! Your tulip is fantastic! Great job! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: scribe on June 19, 2013, 12:25:38 PM
Lovely tulip Harwant. Very nicely done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on June 19, 2013, 02:30:41 PM
Nicely done, Mea - I will let the experts make suggestions :D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 19, 2013, 03:34:23 PM
Thanks, Tania.  The tulip came out better than I expected.

Nolan, I still have to add the dew drop.  That was a great lesson.  Always wondered how to do that.  Just ran out of time (and steam) yesterday.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 19, 2013, 03:46:46 PM

Great tulip Mea.   Maybe the contrasts could be a tad darker for more separation of petals and depth :confused:  Only a thought.

all in all ...... GREAT JOB !!  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 19, 2013, 03:55:59 PM
Thanks, Didwaud.  Appreciate the suggestion.  Will try to work on it again tomorrow.  Gotta add Nolan's dew drops, too.

Was afraid to do too much shading yesterday because I did not want to muddy the color too much.

Will send the new, improved version  tomorrow.

Isn't it wonderful that we have this site to learn!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 20, 2013, 07:37:36 AM
Thanks, Didwaud, I took your advice.  I think it's so much better now.  Still need to master the dew drop.  Too late tonight to try that.



aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 20, 2013, 10:20:05 AM
You are welcome Mea.  Happy I could help in some way.   Your tulip looks beautiful.  Can't wait to see  the finished painting with dew drops.   :)

Ironically, I'm going to my drawing lessons to practice my shading.  Still having to work at it.  I figured that not only is drawing new to me, so is using the pencils, etc. ...... Not to mention getting the mind and hand thing cooperating .... :2funny:  Still, the experience is awesome and I'm thankful for it.   
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 20, 2013, 01:48:24 PM
Love it!  Fantastic color!   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Denise808 on June 20, 2013, 06:02:08 PM
Wow Mea, what a dramatic improvement! Looks beautiful!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 20, 2013, 06:52:41 PM
Thanks, rkymtnmary, denise, and didwaud, for your positive support.

Yes, I did punch up the color and the shading on the tulip.

Nolan, I have to watch the tulip video one more time before I attempt the dew drop.


Tania - you were right.  The experts did speak and I listened!

aloha

mal
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on June 22, 2013, 01:01:33 PM
Mal - it is looking awesome - looking forward to seeing the dew drop!  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 22, 2013, 03:04:39 PM
Thanks, Tania

I did try the dew drop and it game out fairly well, but I liked the tulip better without it.  So, I just painted it out.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Alice Huang on June 22, 2013, 11:33:28 PM
Really enjoyed the fun of drawing water drops. My mother thought it was real, and looking for tissue to wipe it off  :)

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on June 22, 2013, 11:43:29 PM
great job, the drops are so real  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 22, 2013, 11:57:22 PM
Great tulip, Alice.

Must be a really good water drop to fool your mom!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 23, 2013, 12:21:03 AM
Alice ...... Your tulip is beautiful and the dew drops are awesome.     :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vic ' on June 23, 2013, 06:38:29 PM
Very nice, also love the water dropletts.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 24, 2013, 09:56:23 PM
much better now that you have added the extra contrast in Mea, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Now for the waterdrops  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 24, 2013, 09:58:04 PM
Beautiful Alice, well done - your water drops really do look real don't they  :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:

What I want you to work on is getting the blending between two colours nice and smooth - stand back to see that the line is not visible anymore O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on June 25, 2013, 03:06:56 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 25, 2013, 03:20:38 AM
Thanks, Nolan.  I thought my first one was good until I saw it redone with everyone's suggestions.  Shading does make a world of difference.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on June 28, 2013, 11:00:34 PM
Thanks Christina and Scribe.I have not looked at this posting for awhile. I am slowly learning to navigate this forum. :thankyou:
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on June 29, 2013, 01:50:32 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Awesome painting, Harwant! You really nailed it! Beautiful colours that come together just right to visually show the texture of the flower - great water drop - so realistic! Bravo!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on June 29, 2013, 11:28:05 PM
Thanks for your encouraging remarks.
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MSWcrane on July 18, 2013, 01:04:35 AM
I have not done the water droplets on the tulip yet.

I do see there is a bruise mark in the yellow background that needs touch up work.

Yes, I signed it before I finished it, so what!!    :tongue:   :fight:

Any suggestions   :-\

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on July 18, 2013, 01:22:36 AM
Beautiful   :clap:  :clap: :clap:
Looking forward to seeing the  H2O drops  :gl:
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: brony on July 18, 2013, 01:43:20 AM
 :clap: :clap:looks great, its very exciting doing the water droplets
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on July 18, 2013, 10:03:24 AM
Signing it before you finished just shows you are happy with your work. I met an artist in Martinique who signed all of his canvases before he even started painting! Talk about confident!  ;D

Very nicely done, good luck with the water drops.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on July 18, 2013, 12:54:55 PM
A very lovely tulip painting!   :congrats:   Now for the water drops?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 23, 2013, 01:45:48 AM
Lovely shading work Sue, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :gl: with the waterdrops
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on July 23, 2013, 03:25:45 AM
Way to go, Sue! Really nice painting! O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MSWcrane on July 23, 2013, 02:31:02 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Everyone.  I have been busy on the ship  :painting: challenge, but do need to get to those water drops, before the tulip wilts   :2funny:
Thinking I will do that today  ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on July 23, 2013, 03:23:35 PM
 :heeha: Can't wait!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jennylynn on July 23, 2013, 05:30:07 PM
great painting of your tulip  :yippee: now for the water drops  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MSWcrane on July 24, 2013, 01:53:43 PM
my tulip  :painting: may never have water drops   :-\   the test ones look like rotten grapes  :2funny: :2funny:  really bad  :o
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MSWcrane on July 24, 2013, 01:58:41 PM
Love your Tulip  :painting:  Beautiful water drops   :envy:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: doina on July 24, 2013, 02:02:31 PM

Beautiful tulip! Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on July 24, 2013, 02:05:18 PM
Never give up!  Keep testing!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


How about showing us your water drops that you think aren't so good.


I'm sure you'll get some good sound advice here so you can put the finishing touches on your beautiful tulip.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on July 24, 2013, 09:47:22 PM
I like the top right.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MSWcrane on July 25, 2013, 12:30:59 AM
Thinking my Tulip will remain drop-less until I master them much better than these   :tongue:

For now I am under a deadline for the Ship painting, so working on that  :painting:

Water-drops will have to wait   :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vic ' on July 25, 2013, 06:17:48 PM
Like your tulip Sue, well done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 29, 2013, 09:38:15 PM
the shadows cast by the waterdrop must be the colour of the object it is being cast on, so in this case the shadow cast by the drop must be green.

That is the main problem that is making them look wrong. Try it and you will see the difference  O0

The reflected light inside the drop can still be another colour, but not the shadow  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MSWcrane on July 30, 2013, 12:02:39 AM
OK Nolan, I will try again, was just using a scrap board, didn't realize the color shadow made a difference 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on August 04, 2013, 05:48:05 PM
 :thankyou:Perky and welcome to paint basket
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on August 04, 2013, 05:50:46 PM
nice work,i cant wait for water drops :painting:
maria
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Aniz Oniro on August 04, 2013, 05:52:24 PM
fantastic job Harwant
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 20, 2013, 07:18:22 PM
Although I've already posted "My Tulip" in my gallery, I just wanted some feedback and also try out the "BBC embed code".. so here goes (fingers crossed)..
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 20, 2013, 07:26:46 PM
Ah.. it worked.. looks like apart from becoming a better painter, PB will also turn me, a techie-zero into a techie-expert..  ;D

A little note abt the painting - Since this was a practice painting, I used an old canvas board which I had painted on quite some time back. It was an abstract with lots of thick paint. I scraped off some of it, but not all.. gessoed it and then put a layer of black oil paint. All of which was done several days back, so it had all dried out when I discovered Nolan's tulip video on youtube, which I thought would be perfect for my canvas board. Anyway, the point is that it has all that textured effect because of the previous painting under it.. hence I have not painted in the water drops. I'll practice the water drops on my next tulip or flower.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 20, 2013, 07:30:38 PM
Hi Harwant.. your tulip is absolutely smashing.. wow.. so realistic  :clap:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 20, 2013, 07:36:23 PM
Hi Mea.. I'm just exploring the tulips' forum.. I love that vivid rich colour you have created.. also, the blue background - that shade - creates a lovely brooding quality to your tulip  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 20, 2013, 07:40:17 PM
I simply love that pale yellow tulip.. and also the background.. very beautiful  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 20, 2013, 07:43:03 PM
Oh yes, you've created great water drops.. and a lovely tulip  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 20, 2013, 08:02:44 PM
Good job SP, some of those texture marks actually look like they could be tiny droplets.  :heeha:

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 20, 2013, 08:41:27 PM
Thanks, Sista Painta

Thank you.  The tulip was my first PB lesson and it came out really bad the first time.  I put it up on the forum and my PB mates gave me suggestions to make it better.  What you see now is the benefit of following up on all their ideas.

I had to go back and look at it in my gallery because I had forgotten what I had used as a background.  Oh, ya, that is a nice blue.

aloha

mea (brooding)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 20, 2013, 08:45:38 PM
Sister Painta

 :cheering:  You mastered the BBC embed code!  Way to go, girl.  The tulip is beautiful!!  I love the textured look from using the old canvas.

Your colors are so beautiful - just like a mango.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on September 20, 2013, 09:12:18 PM
Very nice! I was hoping we could see it and it was worth the wait.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: May lynn on September 20, 2013, 09:54:14 PM
Dear SistaPainta;
No need for water drops and the background color helps the tulip PoP! PoP! PoP!   :painting:
Good on you for using the materials at hand, also, a hand for recycling.  :yippee: 
May lynn
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: May lynn on September 20, 2013, 10:03:41 PM
Dear Harwant;
 
One of the best tulips posted, you may soon design packaging  for the tulip growers
in Holland.    I am  :envy: .
 
May lynn
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 21, 2013, 02:54:08 AM
Indeed, Val, I thought so too, hence refrained from adding the water drops, though I do want to practice that. And you know what, the more it's drying, the more the textures are sort of popping out, giving it quite an interesting aspect. Thank you for your appreciation  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 21, 2013, 02:58:52 AM
Thank you, Mea.. And yes, now that you mention it, it does have a mangoish look.. in fact, that prompts me to try out a mango, using the same colours and technique, though this time on a smooth canvas. And yeah, wow, I managed to unravel the secret of the code..  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: SistaPainta on September 21, 2013, 03:04:56 AM
Thank you for the appreciation, Fencepost  :)

Hi May lynn, I didn't expect to achieve such an interesting effect.. and the more it's drying the prominent the textures are getting. I think I will try out a textured painting or two more, using the same technique - put an undercoating of texture, maybe with gesso and then paint over it. Thank you for your appreciation  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 23, 2013, 09:27:29 PM
I have commented on your tulip in your Hello post  :crazy2: ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on September 24, 2013, 08:10:28 AM
I hope you didn't paint the gesso layer over an oil paint layer???
Your tulip is too beautiful to 'fall off' the canvas.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on September 24, 2013, 07:45:48 PM
Really nice..i like the textured look!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on October 12, 2013, 04:34:59 PM
I just noticed the posts after 24th of July .Thanks for your encouraging remarks. I have been away and now am trying to catch up with the classes I missed! It is much easier to do one lesson per week,however, I am slowly getting there.Thanks once again and sorry for the long delay.
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on November 15, 2013, 10:23:50 PM
 :thankyou: sry for late reply. Trying to start where I left off.  Thanks again guys!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on November 16, 2013, 03:09:35 AM
Beautiful  colours and blending Vjah!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on November 20, 2013, 01:06:47 AM
 :thankyou: Zayn.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: jcserendipity on December 29, 2013, 11:46:08 PM
Painted this a few months ago but never posted. Just realized I never did the dew drops! Must get on that!!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lillian on December 30, 2013, 12:20:40 AM
Wow!  Joanie, very nice blending!  Well done!  Now for the dew drops.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: doina on December 30, 2013, 12:26:58 AM
Wow, it is beautiful! Colors, shades and contrast are great!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: Doina
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on December 30, 2013, 09:59:49 AM
 :heeha: This is nothing short of spectacular!  O0 Beautiful colourings and blendings. Excellent work jc ... you don't mind if I call you jc do you? Can't wait to see it with the drops.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :bigwelcome: to PB (just in case I missed you).   :wave:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on December 30, 2013, 01:28:30 PM
We'll first of all  :welcome: to Paint Basket. Your tulip looks really good. Your blending if the colors are good.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on December 30, 2013, 01:40:06 PM
Vjah all I can say is Beautiful!!!!  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on January 02, 2014, 11:17:31 PM
 :thankyou:  Nina.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 11, 2014, 08:08:49 PM
beautiful shadings and contrasts :yippee: please add the water drops, you will be glad you did O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Luba on January 20, 2014, 02:23:43 PM
fantastic  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on January 20, 2014, 03:15:37 PM
Simply amazing !   So beautiful.   Congratulations !  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on January 25, 2014, 11:59:58 AM
Here is my tulip.  I still have to add the water droplets.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Neil Nicholson on January 25, 2014, 01:29:15 PM
That is beautiful Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 25, 2014, 03:08:37 PM
Ahh, Mary Lou, you have painted a lovely tulip.  It has such dignity and grace.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on January 25, 2014, 06:29:37 PM
thank you Neil and Mea :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 25, 2014, 08:19:38 PM
Nicely done Mary Lou. I think you need to soften the transition of the highlights on the petals.
Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 25, 2014, 10:32:07 PM
Well done Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap:
I agree with Val, soften the transitions some more. Stand back every now and again to ensure they don't form a line anymore O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on January 25, 2014, 10:54:46 PM
Thanks Val and Nolan...will do.. :painting: :thankyou:

Well, I did it. I think. I hope.   :2funny:


Also, better lighting when I took this photo....the other photo picked up at lot of yellow...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: polliwag on January 25, 2014, 11:54:12 PM
Val and Nolan gave you good advice, Mary Lou!  ... and you put that advice to use extraordinarily!  Great Job!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 26, 2014, 12:49:07 AM
Well done Mary Lou  :yippee:   looks excellent!  Now for the waterdrops   ^-^       ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on January 26, 2014, 12:49:41 PM
Thanks Diane and Val!  Yes, the waterdrops  :crazy2:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 27, 2014, 06:53:02 PM
there we go :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on January 28, 2014, 11:09:45 PM
Thanks Nolan!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on February 20, 2014, 06:01:18 PM
I added the water drops. Not sure they look very good and I think my family is a bit too regimented.   :-\

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 20, 2014, 07:19:48 PM
the waterdrops look fine Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap:
I agree that the grouping is not random enough though. Leave it for now if you want, just remember for next time.
Then the larger drops' cast shadows are not long enough. Remember the length of the shadows tells you how high the object is O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on February 20, 2014, 08:25:00 PM
Thanks Nolan.  Funny, how being "random" isn't that easy...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Steven on February 20, 2014, 08:50:38 PM
I like you tulip Mary Lou! :clap: :clap:  And agree, random isn't easy.. :sweat: I always find going back to adjust later, trees too orderly, water drops bunched, color not gradated.  It's easier to do uniform than random, but uniform gets boring in a hurry!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on February 20, 2014, 09:52:11 PM
Great looking water drops Mary Lou  O0    I'd say it's the result of a very organised rain cloud...  :whistle:     :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on February 20, 2014, 10:11:07 PM
Thanks Steven and Val.  Too funny Val...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 20, 2014, 11:24:11 PM
The waterdrop family may be too close together, but they are well done as individual family members.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on February 20, 2014, 11:36:58 PM
Thank you Mea.  I appreciate that. :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 22, 2014, 08:56:42 PM
being random is absolutely not easy. That is why I tell myself the family story, that helps me create those random shapes / groupings O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sharon Wanner on March 19, 2014, 07:09:19 PM

My first attempt to paint the tulip. Appreciate any impute.
Thanks,

Sharon
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 20, 2014, 02:29:55 AM
Great job, you are off to a good start :clap: :clap: :clap:

You can extend the shadow cast by the large left hand drop, that will show that is has more height - double the length O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 20, 2014, 06:26:50 AM
Wanner/Sharon,

Wow, another one!

Lovely shade of orange.

Your edges are so smooth - such neat work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 20, 2014, 12:16:07 PM
Very nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sharon Wanner on March 20, 2014, 04:43:47 PM
Thanks Nolan and everyone else, I really appreciate all your impute and encouragement. A whole new world for me!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vera wood on March 23, 2014, 09:57:06 PM
My first tulip...what do you think? 

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 23, 2014, 10:03:56 PM
Vera,

I love how you matched the background color to the tulip color.

Very good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vera wood on March 23, 2014, 10:12:01 PM
 :)thank you
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sally13 on March 23, 2014, 10:20:08 PM
Lovely color for your tulip. I love the background, well done. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vera wood on March 24, 2014, 02:39:54 AM
very pretty    ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 24, 2014, 09:01:37 AM
Very nice blendings on the petals.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vera wood on March 24, 2014, 09:18:06 AM
Thanks for the replys I hope to recieve a lot of critiques as that will be how I grow. I want to be my best and again thanks for your help getting there  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Paulaj on March 24, 2014, 05:28:03 PM
Very nice tulip.  I expecially like how your background is light around the tulip and darker around the edges

Paula
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Paulaj on March 24, 2014, 05:31:18 PM
Vera,

Sorry I hit "Post" too soon by mistake.  Like I said previous, very nice job :)   My only critique (and this is personal choice) is that perhaps the tulip could have been a bit larger.

Paula
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on March 24, 2014, 06:46:51 PM
Hello Vera,  :welcome: to paint basket.
We'll I looked at your painting.  I think you did a nice job on your blending.  :clap: The question I have is which way is the light coming from? If I look at the main stem it looks like is coming from the left. If I look at the leaf on the right it looks like it is coming from the right. Your highlight needs has to be coming from the same direction. Which I would say it is from the left. So if that is true, switch the highlight to the left side. Same with the petal on the right. Darken it some. And where the light is hitting the petal on the left lighten it and as you go to the center of the flower darken it some.
This will also help to give it depth.
Now if I am wrong about which way the light is coming from just reverse everything I said.  :2funny:
Hope this helps  ;)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 24, 2014, 07:34:36 PM
looks great Vera :clap: :clap: :clap: I agree that the tulip is too small though - remember the tulip is the star of the show, so you need to give it center stage by making him nice and prominent, especially in a case like this when there are no other "characters" in the play
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vera wood on March 24, 2014, 10:49:52 PM
Thanks for all the help I will make the tulip larger in the future and thanks for all the tips and encouragement.  but could you tell me about how much bigger it should be don't want to go over board the other way
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 25, 2014, 09:52:33 PM
compare with mine - it can pretty much fill up the entire canvas - just leave enough breathing room to not feel like you have squashed it in. Once the painting is framed you still want a bit of space on the top and side to "See past" the flower. On a 16x20" canvas, you can leave say 3 fingers
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: vera wood on March 26, 2014, 12:30:59 PM
Thanks Nolan that was a giant help
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: neiki1 on April 19, 2014, 12:33:27 AM
My initially made a mistake and tried to fix the shading and the blending.  In addition, I drew the petals too big.  If I were to complete this painting again, I think I would do a better job.  Please share your feedback. :help: 


 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on April 19, 2014, 09:23:50 PM
 :2funny: Figures that one went through!  :2funny: Let's try it again.....


 :wave: Hi Neiki,  :bigwelcome: just in case I missed your arrival on PB. It looks as though you've worked through your blending, shading problem. Very nice. The leaves are great.  O0 The flower is a bit distorted but don't panic, even in nature it happens now and again!  ::)
Nolan will be along shortly to give you some suggestions, and we do have some very talented oil/acrylic artists who are bound to be along. Sit tight, help is at hand.  ;)    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 19, 2014, 10:01:51 PM
Neiki,

I think this is what you want to post.


It's a good start, but could use some more smaller petal shapes at the top if I remember correctly.  More blending of highlights and shadows, too.

Welcome to PB.   I checked out your gallery and you have quite a bit there already.  Good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: neiki1 on April 20, 2014, 12:34:37 AM
Thanks so much for your suggestions.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 20, 2014, 02:10:01 AM
Looking Good Neiki. :clap: :clap: :clap:
also look out for the edges of the flower, eg. on the right hand side. You want that smoother.

The painting goes quick, so why do another in a different colour, that will be great practice O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 11:20:40 PM
Nice tulip, Neiki, I also visited your gallery and you have some very nice painttings. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: lynn p. on April 23, 2014, 12:23:04 AM
Nice first attempt Neiki.   :welcome: to PB.  This place is a gold mine of information and sweet people.  Keep the paintings coming!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on May 10, 2014, 05:13:55 AM
Here is my Final Tulip painting. Please give feedback
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 10, 2014, 06:01:58 AM
Shewta,

I love the multi-toned tulip.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on May 10, 2014, 11:14:51 AM
Beautifully done Shweta, great waterdrops!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

 :bigwelcome:   to Paintbasket!   :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on May 10, 2014, 01:39:43 PM
 :welcome: to paint basket Shweta.  Fine job on your tulip painting.   :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on May 12, 2014, 01:48:14 AM
:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket family Shweta and great job with your tulip :clap: :clap: :clap:
With a start like this you will painting amazing works soon :heeha:

What I can suggest is that you make the shadow cast by the left petal onto the center one longer seeing as your center petal is show through more than mine. That will show the center petal is not flat, but curving as well O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sally13 on May 12, 2014, 05:21:28 AM
 :welcome: to PB Shweta, you have done a  lovely job of your tulip, the droplets are great :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on May 12, 2014, 10:47:22 AM
Thank you so much all of you.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on May 12, 2014, 10:50:24 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan for your feedback .  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on May 19, 2014, 11:04:49 AM
You certainly did a beautiful tulip painting Shweta.    :bigwelcome:  to the PB family.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on May 19, 2014, 12:08:53 PM
Hi, welcome and I love your tulip! Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on May 22, 2014, 06:16:44 AM
Thank you So much :) :)  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LadyoftheLake on June 05, 2014, 08:00:55 AM

A tulip sans water drops - I tried but lacked the fine motor skills to get the lines clean enough, so blotted them off and will practice on paper first - I'm so happy with this that I don't want to stuff it up by adding something I'm not ready for yet. This is my first attempt with oils and I don't think I like how long they take to dry - I want to hang my picture already! It was for the spare room but now I think I want it in my room - I love the colour! Just out of interest, what do you think of a tulip with a port wine magnolia coloured base fading up to white/cream on a dusky rose background? Think I might do that for the spare room ... Cheers in advance for any tips/advice  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 05, 2014, 03:20:14 PM
Lovely, Lady of the Lake.

Your tulip is well done.

That background color you are planning sounds interesting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on June 07, 2014, 03:00:26 PM
(The Lady Of The Lake) One of my favourite poems. 

You've done a great job on your first go  O0   I do like the sound of your next one.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Practicing is the best way to learn something you're unsure of. Look forward to seeing your waterdrops.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: liz on June 07, 2014, 05:26:07 PM
AlLOHA from Blue Hawaii!   O0 Good job with your tulip; very striking, yes worthy to be hung!
-Liz
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: liz on June 07, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
ALOHA from Blue Hawaii!  Your tulip colors and water droplets look wonderful!   :welcome: Welcome to Paint Basket where you'll have lots of friends and support!
~Liz
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 08, 2014, 07:52:36 AM
Well done, it is going to look great once the water drops are done :clap: :clap: :clap:
The port wine colours sound great to me

PS - as you start painting more complex scenes, you will be glad the paint takes a while to dry O0
but you can add medium to your paints, even a drop or two, and that will let them dry in a day or three O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on June 08, 2014, 03:10:24 PM
What a wonderful experience to do this class!  Thanks a million Nolan, you are a 5* teacher.  Herewith my attempt. All comments most welcome.
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on June 08, 2014, 07:31:47 PM
 :heeha: Brilliant Elizabeth, banner job!  O0   Lovely blendings, great shadings and colouring.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: LadyoftheLake on June 08, 2014, 10:56:49 PM
Thanks everyone!  I've got my dusky rose background all ready to go and looking forward to doing my next one :-)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on June 09, 2014, 04:53:46 AM
liz  :thankyou:  so much
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on June 09, 2014, 03:59:20 PM
 :thankyou: very much Val. Appreciate your encouraging comment. I realy enjoyed doing this tulip. :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on June 09, 2014, 04:01:47 PM
 :welcome: Shweta and congratulations on your tulip!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on June 10, 2014, 02:23:36 AM
Neglected to mention that your waterdrops are pristine!  :heeha: They look as clear as crystal!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on June 10, 2014, 03:21:54 AM
Wow Elizabeth, that is a very nice tulipe, i agree with Val on water drops . :clap: :clap: :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on June 10, 2014, 03:23:26 AM
Nice tulipe Lady.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on June 10, 2014, 04:45:54 AM
Elizabeth (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=profile;u=2524)


 :thankyou: So much.  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: shweta on June 10, 2014, 04:47:27 AM
Nice one  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on June 10, 2014, 06:28:25 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: very much Val & Danielle. I have always admired people who could paint waterdrops. At last I got someone to show me how it's done.
 
I am so glad that I found this Web site. It has made a huge difference in my life!
 
Thanks to all the lovely people!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: DansArtClass on June 15, 2014, 02:02:24 PM
...can I remove paint from my canvas board?  More specifically, can I remove paint over paint?  Can I remove my water drops that I painted over my tulip?  It's been 3 days since I painted water drops over my tulip...can I remove the drops with a touch of turps and a clean brush without damaging the color below?  The tulip below was a week dry before I painted the drops over it.  It's a tiny spect but the outer edge surrounding the water drop is too dark...it hits you when you look at the tulip.  Also, any other comments on the water drops will be well taken...the darn canvas is too small.  The water drops are too small. (8x10)  :help:

Thanks,
Dan


Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 15, 2014, 08:41:11 PM
yes you can, just scrape off the height of the paint using your knife, without damaging the canvas itself. Then simply paint over what is left O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 15, 2014, 08:43:25 PM
Beautiful shading work Elizabeth :clap: :clap: :clap:

Leave this painting, but for next time, be careful to not curl the leaf in such a way that it runs parallel to the flower (your right hand leaf), rather make it follow it's own path
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: DansArtClass on June 15, 2014, 09:20:12 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on June 17, 2014, 02:18:43 PM
Many thanks Nolan. I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on July 01, 2014, 11:44:19 PM


After many hours and days of waiting for paint to dry and trying to correct mistakes, I have decided that this is a student project and it is good enough.  :)

Handling oil paint on canvas is a far cry from watercolor on paper!  :2funny: So much to learn, such an amazing teacher.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zilpa on July 02, 2014, 02:43:01 AM
Well done Judie,  :clap: :clap: :clap: and yes it is different to watercolour but so much easier. Mind you that is only my opinion. I love you colours in the tulip and the drops are great.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Zilpa on July 02, 2014, 02:44:32 AM
Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 02, 2014, 07:29:00 AM
great job :clap: :clap: :clap: looking forward to seeing your next painting O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on July 02, 2014, 11:46:14 AM
Lovely tulip Judie. Well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on July 02, 2014, 01:20:14 PM
 :thankyou:Zilpah, Nolan, and Mary Lou! I'm going to do another tulip painting before moving on to the next lesson. I still have a lot to learn about mixing and handling oils and this lesson contains so much that I want to become confident in before moving on.  :painting:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on July 02, 2014, 04:29:33 PM
Well done Judie :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on July 02, 2014, 04:32:05 PM
You did great Judie!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 02, 2014, 11:43:30 PM
good on you for not just rushing ahead when you know you are not ready yet Judie, you will be glad you did O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on July 03, 2014, 02:58:22 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle and Zayne. Means a lot. Nolan, I hope I can maintain a careful approach and resist the temptation to forge ahead beyond my skill level.  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 14, 2014, 01:08:50 AM
I like this, you have done a great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on July 14, 2014, 02:13:41 AM
Nolan, you are way, way, way too kind.  :whistle: Although I think I did get the stems rather well.  :2funny:

But I do  :thankyou: for the encouragement.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on July 14, 2014, 10:54:17 AM
 :wave: Hi Judie, still catching up on all of work that's been going on. You've done an excellent job on your first oil paintings.  :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on July 14, 2014, 07:51:16 PM
 :thankyou: Val. It's humbling to return to kindergarten.  :-\  If I ever get the "feel" for this medium, I think I will love it.  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on July 15, 2014, 10:09:36 PM
Fun classes Nolan-I kinda wish I had started oils sooner!  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 15, 2014, 11:25:51 PM
Nice tulip, Natalie.  That is a fun lesson.

Are you going to try to add the water drop?  I gave up.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 12:40:04 AM
I think so. Will have to wait for it to dry.
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sally13 on July 16, 2014, 05:53:05 AM
Great job Natalie, :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 06:35:36 AM
Thanks Sally!  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on July 16, 2014, 07:48:06 AM
beautiful Natalie :heeha: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 12:57:07 PM
Thanks Nolan!  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fencepost on July 16, 2014, 02:04:43 PM
Nice, Natalie! By all means add the water drops when it dries...they are so much fun and impress everyone!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Daisyblue77 on July 16, 2014, 02:07:01 PM
Natalie your tulip painting is absolutely awesome.

 I can only imagine what it will look like with the water droplets.    :yippee:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 03:06:45 PM
Thanks guys!  :blush:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Paulaj on July 16, 2014, 03:43:25 PM
Wonderful job.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 05:09:29 PM
Thanks Paula
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on July 20, 2014, 05:12:31 PM
Thanks Zilpa
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on August 06, 2014, 05:38:29 PM
Oh Natalie, the tulip is beautiful!!!!! My next painting.....brrrrr  ???
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on August 06, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
Thanks Marie-I've had to wait over a month so I can watch the next lesson and get my water drop on.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 18, 2014, 02:31:42 PM
I realised I never did the free tulip class, busy as I was with all those other beautiful classes.
But I did it, I finished the tulip class, including the water drops.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dirk123 on August 18, 2014, 02:35:52 PM
Perfect!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on August 18, 2014, 03:18:28 PM
Beautiful Germa.This was my first painting with Nolan's instructions.Great learning experience.
Well done.
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 18, 2014, 03:25:14 PM
Thanks Dirk and Harwant!

It sure is a great class, thanks Nolan, for that.
I really recommend everyone to do this class first, before you go to the portrait and still life classes.  ::)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 18, 2014, 03:52:29 PM
Brilliant Germa  :heeha:   Beautiful blendings  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2014, 04:36:32 PM
Lovely tulip and water drops, Germa.  It looks so real.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 18, 2014, 05:57:11 PM
Thank you girls ;)
I really do recommend this class so... if you haven't done it yet; go for it. ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2014, 06:23:40 PM
Germa,

Here's the tulip I painted when I first started. 


Now that I see how well yours came out, I want to do it again.  I know so much more now, so I hope mine will look better this time.  I never did do the dewdrop, though.

Thanks for raising the bar and challenging us.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 18, 2014, 06:56:38 PM
I dare you... ;)  :2funny: ;)

And Val, where are  your oil/ acrylic water drops on a tulip???
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 18, 2014, 07:04:50 PM
OK, Germa.  I accept the challenge as long as there is no time limit.  Yikes, water drop included!!!

aloha

mea (working at a snail's pace these days)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on August 18, 2014, 10:02:36 PM
You didn't do the free class first?  ??? :idiot2:

Fabulous job!!! (you too Mea)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 18, 2014, 11:10:03 PM
doesn't get much better than that Germa :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 19, 2014, 07:36:21 AM
Thanks Nolan and Ncwren.

I did 1 free class; the sunset, where Nolan explains how to paint acrylic paintings with an oil class, or the other way around. I thought it was that good, I was so anxious to start the portrait classes, that I did skip all the other free classes...  8)
But I'm really glad I did the tulip class now, I wouldn't, but Nolan explains loads of painter's secrets in this free class.
In fact... the most important ins and outs of oilpainting is in this class.

I like it very much, you taking the challenge Mea!!! No time limits at all of course; it has to be fun!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 19, 2014, 08:13:40 AM
Wow Germa that is so beautiful.  :congrats: I have completed the background on the tulip and I am waiting for my next day off to get to the rest of it. I have also started the cherries. I hope my tulip turns out half as good as yours.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 19, 2014, 09:32:16 AM
Just follow Nolan's instructions and it will Lisafromoto!

 :gl: and success!!

(hmmm, I skipped the cherries too, another nice free class.
Silly me.  :whistle: :2funny: )
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Paulaj on August 19, 2014, 01:38:23 PM

I just realized that I never posted my tulip.  It was the very first class I did on PB  (waterdrops and all).
I remember seeing it on U-Tube and could not believe it was free.  I am sooo glad I found this class as it brought me to PB   :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on August 19, 2014, 02:04:27 PM
Glad you posted it Paula. Nice job.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 19, 2014, 03:44:46 PM
Paula,

Lovely tulip.  Glad it brought you to us.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 19, 2014, 03:52:55 PM
Great tulip, great water drops  :clap:
Only thing I miss is easy to add; the cast shadow of the leave on the flower; you could easily add it with a colour wash.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Paulaj on August 19, 2014, 06:24:27 PM
Thank you Natialie and Mea for lovely comments.
Thank you Germa.  I will definitely add that cast shadow.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 19, 2014, 09:24:21 PM
great job Paula :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2014, 03:05:40 AM
This tulip oil painting is far better than my first one but not as good as it will be the next time I do it.  Pardon the background -- it was an old canvas that I had prepared for a painting I planned to do last year.


Thanks for the challenge, Germa.  Still have to learn the water drop technique, though.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on August 20, 2014, 03:34:01 AM
Big improvement.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 20, 2014, 07:34:17 AM
Biiiiiiiiig improvement indeed, I think it just needs a colourwash with a darker shadow on the right places and a yellowish colourwash on the sunny side of the tulip.

And a little cast shadow from the leave but that should be just a little tip on the right hand side of the tulip.

And some water drops...

Good work Mea!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dirk123 on August 20, 2014, 08:43:39 AM
All of a sudden tulips are popping up everywhere. It looks like spring has arrived. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on August 20, 2014, 12:46:55 PM
I dare you... ;) :2funny: ;)

And Val, where are  your oil/ acrylic water drops on a tulip???

Germa, when this lesson first came out I didn't have access to oil or acrylic. I did have some cheap w/c though!  I tried and tried the 'oil' techniques, but they just weren't working well for me. Add to that fact I didn't know anything about w/c other than you put a wet brush on it and well....  :eyesclosed:    :eek: :2funny:

I finally decided to try my own way and did a rather 'different' w/c version. Here you go......

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2014, 02:53:38 PM
Hey Val.  That's a whimsical tulip painting.  I can see it hanging in some swanky gallery.

Cool.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2014, 02:59:14 PM
OK, Germa, thanks.  I've never done a colorwash in oil, so I hope I don't mess it up

Forget the waterdrops.  I seem to have a mental block about doing those.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 20, 2014, 05:39:46 PM
wow, great tulips Val! I like them.

I forget the drops Mea, they'll come when you're ready for them.

I did my first colour wash on this one, since I was forgotten the cast shadow too, but with a very little paint on a dry brush, maybe even after a few strokes on your kitchen paper, it was 'easypeasy', as Nolan would say.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 20, 2014, 08:17:41 PM
Thanks for letting me off the hook (at least temporarily for the waterdrops), Germa.  I'll give the was thing a try.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 20, 2014, 08:47:51 PM
if I recall correctly I show how to do a colour wash at the start of part 2 of the tulip class
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 21, 2014, 08:25:53 AM
Part 3, in the beginning, just before you do the drops. ;)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sherri on August 24, 2014, 10:34:27 PM
I have viewed a lot of the oil classes but never went through them from start to finish so thought it was about time that I did.  I have finished Part 1 and 2 of the Tulip.  Before I add the dew drops, I want to get feedback in case I need to tweek something. 

Thanks
Sherri


Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2014, 10:40:47 PM
looks great Sherri :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
what you can do is darken the bottom right hand corner of the flower as that is farthest from the light O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sherri on August 25, 2014, 09:04:03 PM
My final Tulip painting.

Sherri


Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 25, 2014, 09:05:10 PM
great job Sherri :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on August 25, 2014, 09:28:15 PM
 :clap: Nice work Sherri  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fiona on August 25, 2014, 11:15:55 PM
Lovely job   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 26, 2014, 02:29:28 AM
Nice work, Sherri.  You made it into the dewdrop club.  I still haven't tried those (well, I tried, but failed).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 26, 2014, 08:01:02 AM
Well done Sherri!

Do you think your water drops fail when you're with your nose on your canvas, or are they still no water drops when you step back a few feet/meter, Mea?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sherri on August 27, 2014, 01:52:29 AM
Got to step back to really see the dew drops.  The bigger one looks good from up close.  I was a little worried that I wasn't doing it right.

Thanks all for your complements. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 27, 2014, 08:47:22 PM
I enjoyed reading about half of the posts on this Tulip lesson right from the beginning yesterday. It was great to look back and, great to see so many people are still on the forum!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 27, 2014, 08:58:18 PM
I'm still here ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 27, 2014, 09:36:16 PM
I'm still here ;D


Who's this gatecrasher?! Someone call Dennis to sort this imposter out!  :knuppel2:
 ;) ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 31, 2014, 03:59:23 AM
Ok so I finished my tulip, learnt heaps, one thing being I don't think flowers are my thing.   :confused:

I am not happy with the shape of my tulip and I did try to fix the looking in part in the middle as it wasn't lined up properly. Still isn't but it is better. Don't think the looking in is done right, happyish with my water drops but the large one running is on the wrong angle for the flower. I think I need to thin my paint a little more in some areas as I have brush marks or I need to do a better job of the lightly brushing over bit after blending.  ???

So any ideas for improvement would be much appreciated.
Thanks
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 31, 2014, 04:51:52 AM
Lisa,

Not only did you complete the tulip painting, but you did your own critique.  That's a good thing.

When I did my first tulip painting, it was terrible, but I didn't even know it.

You are more than half way there, girl.  Keep on!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on August 31, 2014, 04:52:50 AM
Looks great!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 31, 2014, 05:03:02 AM
Thanks Mea and Natalie  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on August 31, 2014, 09:38:21 AM
As a Dutchy, I've seen so many tulips in my life; uncountable.

There are so many shapes and I can't see anything wrong on yours.

Only thing I miss; the cast shadow of the leave that is in front of the tulip.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on August 31, 2014, 01:46:21 PM
Beautifully done Lisa, like Germa said only the shadow is missing.    Love the water drops is it not fun to do and simpler than we though.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 31, 2014, 07:36:32 PM
 :thankyou: Germa and Danielle,  :flowers: I appreciate your feedback. I will try and get back to it to fix the shadow. Germa I was having a look online last night to check but have you ever seen blue tulips? If I do them again I would love to do them in blue tones ::)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2014, 09:04:16 PM
I think you have done a great job Lisa :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Remember that the first attempt at anything is seldom a 100% success. You do however now know where your problem areas are so next time you will not make the same mistakes and it will turn out even better.
Things you are not happy with in this painting are easily fixed / corrected next time, what is important is that you have the techniques correct O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 01, 2014, 12:24:49 AM
Thanks Nolan, so to add a cast shadow after the fact when the painting is dry, is that the same basis as when you blend the wet paint together. How do I get the blending to look correct?  :confused:  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on September 01, 2014, 08:29:12 AM
Lisa, you can add the cast shadow with a colour wash. The cast shadow shouldn't be blended; it'll give found lines.
The colour wash is shown by Nolan in the beginning of the 3th part video, if I remember well.

Blue tulips don't exist, but purpelish ones do and artist have painted blue ones; the artist is the boss you know, when you decide to paint a blue tulip, at least yours exists; together with the blue tulips of other artists:
blue tulips (https://www.google.nl/search?q=blauwe+tulp&client=firefox-a&hs=7z3&rls=org.mozilla:nl:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=fiwEVMvPN4zlaruDgKgI&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1408&bih=664)
Sometimes you see pictures of blue tulips, but that's more of a photoshop kind of tulip, don't expect them to be blue in your garden
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 01, 2014, 09:09:31 AM
Thanks :thankyou: Germa, I will have another look at the colour washing part I do remember it but didn't really take it in very well. As for the blue tulips I thought the ones on the internet were too good to be true,  ;D I may have to take your advice and use my artist licence and paint them blue anyway  :) :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 01, 2014, 03:13:11 PM
Germa,

Thanks for attaching the link to the blue tulips.  I saw a couple that looked pretty convincing.  One had a nice pink hue to it.  The link included a few hydrangea - love those - part of my Portuguese Azorean hertitage. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 01, 2014, 09:07:51 PM
the blue ones are beautiful aren't they
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on September 02, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
Very beautiful, but they only exist in photoshop- and artistlicenseland.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on September 02, 2014, 01:48:11 PM
Cut a white tulip (they exist) and put it in water heavily tainted with a blue food dye... et voila in a few hours a blue tulip!   :o
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on September 02, 2014, 05:27:20 PM
oh boy, yes, you'll have... a very ugly, blue tulip.
Over here, they sell flowers which have had coloured water, as if flowers aren't colourful enough by themselves.  :tickedoff:

;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on September 02, 2014, 09:54:13 PM
I did not say anything about having a lovely flower... just a blue flower  :whistle:  It value is more as a science experiment for young children.  There are some flowers that are being dyed here also, they are not very attractive.

Let's stick to flowers that are naturally blue.
Annie
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 07, 2014, 12:43:12 AM
Ok so here is my tulip after attempting to add cast shadow from leaf. Did I do it ok or what do I need to do to improve it  :thankyou:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on September 07, 2014, 12:50:47 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 07, 2014, 03:59:52 AM
Thanks Natalie  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 07, 2014, 04:55:12 AM
Lisa,

Your tulip looks very good.  Wow, you brave lady - you did the dew drops.

Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on September 07, 2014, 07:45:51 AM
To me, it doesn't need any improvement; it's great!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 07, 2014, 08:51:25 AM
Thanks guys.
 :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 07, 2014, 08:50:36 PM
it's spot on Lisa :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 07, 2014, 09:05:40 PM
Banner job Lisa  O0  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 08, 2014, 07:51:10 AM
 :thankyou:  Nolan and Val I appreciate the support and encouragement.  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Class Mac on September 10, 2014, 06:22:05 AM
My two teenagers finished their tulips today - I'm adding the photos here so you can see how they're doing. The classes are obviously getting the technique across!

First Ryan's (the younger of the two)


and secondly Rachel's. She is the avid artist and is constantly sketching from photographs now. Painting in oils slows her down a bit ;)


We've used artist paper for oils - as my brother said, canvas can take up a lot of room (I remember paintings stacked when I was small!).

No matter where I position these two paintings, Rachel's is captured brighter in the camera where Ryan's is duller. That isn't quite right and once again shows the failing of cameras - paintings tell the story better.

Oh and yes, they are using another canvas as backing. They gave up on the acrylics as the paint just seemed too difficult to apply.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 10, 2014, 09:50:17 AM
Well done guys, they look great :clap: :clap: awesome work on the water drops.  :yippee: :yippee: O0 :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2014, 11:45:33 AM
Wow! Awesome work!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on September 10, 2014, 12:44:44 PM
Great tulips Ryan and Rachel, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 10, 2014, 03:38:43 PM
Nice work on the tulips, Rachel and Ryan.  Wow, you even did the waterdrops!

Keep at it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on September 10, 2014, 05:33:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Great work guys!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 10, 2014, 08:36:02 PM
Excellent job guys, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 17, 2014, 10:02:20 PM
Finally finished my first oil  :painting:. :yippee:  I'm detecting some sheen on the right side of the tulip, this is from trying a different medium that apparently has some gloss. :-\  This is only noticeable in the photo, probably because of the flash.   Hoping that this will remify when I apply the final varnish. :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: May lynn on October 17, 2014, 10:24:12 PM
Dear Bellarina;

WoW Wow!!

I find it hard to believe that this is your first
oil painting.  It looks like it was done by a pro. 
You sure could have fooled me.

You have aced this one.       :painting:

May lynn
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 17, 2014, 11:02:12 PM
Robin,


This tulip really looks good. 

Welcome to oils.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 18, 2014, 01:16:38 AM
Thanks May Lynn and Mea.  I wish I had a better camera, the darks appear light which is not the case.  And I have to admit that it took me something like 10-12 tries with the signature.  Hoping the next lesson won't take 6 weeks to complete, I must have hit pause, rewind and play a gazillion times, I swear I could resight the entire lesson if I had too, believe me I have dreams of this. Lol
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on October 18, 2014, 01:17:16 AM
 :yippee: looks great, well done
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on October 18, 2014, 01:20:35 AM
Ha ha you must have commented while I was.  My husband often says to me "you do know they aren't going to answer right?" This is when I am telling Nolan or Dennis to wait or slow down or "no, no, no say that again I'm not ready" before I hit pause and rewind  :2funny: :2funny:  :o :whistle:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 18, 2014, 01:24:57 AM
Hilarious, I hide in my studio so I won't appear clueless
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on October 18, 2014, 02:04:24 AM
I am still at the 'take over the kitchen table' stage  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on October 18, 2014, 03:05:15 AM
Beautiful work.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 18, 2014, 04:13:06 AM
Thanks Natalie, I appreciate your input
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on October 18, 2014, 11:34:19 AM
Looks like the time you put into it paid off! Beautiful  :painting:!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 18, 2014, 12:37:13 PM
Thanks you Tania, I actually was working on 2 other oil painting lessons and 2 water color lessons before I completed the water droplets.  Maybe this is why the tulip took so long.  Let's just say I was developing a love relationship with this tulip. Some relationship just take time to develop and surely this was the case.  Anyhow I learned a lot from this lesson and enjoyed myself during the process.  I just keep telling myself this isn't a race.  I'm purely painting for myself.  My paintings will hang in my home for me and my family to enjoy. 
Thanks again for your nice complement.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on October 18, 2014, 01:50:58 PM
Wow Bellarina, awsome painting of the tulip.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Germa on October 18, 2014, 06:05:23 PM
Great tulip!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sherri on October 18, 2014, 09:55:30 PM
Great Tulip!!  The water droplets are fantastic.

Sherri
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sally13 on October 18, 2014, 10:40:31 PM
Beautiful, the droplets are fantastic.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 19, 2014, 07:35:57 AM
Thank you all for the nice complements
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 19, 2014, 07:54:45 PM
beautiful, well done. Great shadings and awesome water drops :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 21, 2014, 07:28:40 AM
Thanks Nolon
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Elizabeth on October 21, 2014, 10:01:00 AM
Bellarina, Congratulations on a beautiful Tulip!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on October 22, 2014, 02:47:41 AM
Beautiful Tulip painting  :clap: !
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on October 22, 2014, 08:44:17 AM
 :thankyou: Vjah and Elizabeth
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Harwant on October 23, 2014, 02:17:08 AM
Beautiful painting Bellarina.This was my starting painting on the paintbasket.Great start!
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Juan Carlos on November 06, 2014, 12:52:40 AM
Awesome job Bellarina!!! :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on November 11, 2014, 10:37:07 AM
 :thankyou: Juan and Harwant
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: iesepies on November 27, 2014, 08:27:50 PM
Hi all,

it took me hours to understand how to upload a photo to a post. But here is my first oil painting ever.
It was great fun to do!! For me the waterdrop at the bottom was the hardest.
greatings,
isabel

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 27, 2014, 08:44:57 PM
Isabel,

You did it.  Good for you.

The tulip is lovely and you did a great job on the waterdrops.

Be proud of yourself.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on November 27, 2014, 09:20:53 PM
Isabel, beautiful tulip.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on November 27, 2014, 09:48:13 PM
Excellent work.... are yo sure this is your first?!  :o     ;D    Beautiful colouring and blendings.   O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Juan Carlos on November 28, 2014, 12:41:32 AM
Beautiful painting!! Congrats!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on November 28, 2014, 02:24:46 AM
I'm glad you were patient and figured out how. Beautiful tulip!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on November 28, 2014, 04:21:10 AM
Isabel, (my grand-daughter's name is Isabella.) Your tulip is lovely.  I like the way you did the background, also. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on November 28, 2014, 06:12:08 AM
You done really well Isabel......beautiful blending!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: iesepies on November 28, 2014, 07:46:52 AM
 :thankyou: all for your motivating comments !!

Yes, it is my first oil painting and surely not my last !!!!
But in acrylics I have some (modest) experience with paint.

greatings,
isabel
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on November 28, 2014, 10:41:30 AM
Whow Isabel, looks great!!!  well done!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Juan Carlos on November 28, 2014, 02:30:17 PM
Hi everyone,

Giving a try on my first oil paint ever. This is a great medium!!

Cheers

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on November 28, 2014, 02:32:23 PM
Well done!  :clap:  :clap:  I did mine in purple, too!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on November 28, 2014, 03:49:09 PM
Nice wok Juan
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on November 28, 2014, 04:26:39 PM
Beautiful Juan, did you complete the two at the same time?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 28, 2014, 06:18:19 PM
Juan Carlos,

Excellent tulips.  Kinda like the purple cause it's not seen as often. 

I love oil, too.  Then again, I love watercolor and drawing.  Guess it depends on my mood, time,  and needs.

aloha

eam
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: NHC50 on November 28, 2014, 06:50:16 PM
Way to go Juan.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on November 28, 2014, 06:57:21 PM
Excellent!!!  :heeha:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on November 28, 2014, 08:21:40 PM
Beautiful painting Bellarina...great work with the water drops!


Great work Juan!Love the mirror image!purple my fav too!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Juan Carlos on November 29, 2014, 12:50:37 AM
 :thankyou: JayJ, Christina, Val, Mea and Natalie!!!

Bellarina,  :thankyou: and no, I did the warmer tulip first and the cooler later when I was sort of comfortable with the first one (I'm still not!!! :2funny:).

Mea, I'm kinda the same, trying several mediums and so far I'm stuck with pastels and getting a nice feeling about oils and pencil drawing.

I did the mirror because when I was painting the warmer tulip, my wife saw it and asked me if I could paint a second one on a different color. So, it was like a "commission" in the end, for free!!! :2funny:

Live long and prosper everybody!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on November 30, 2014, 11:25:42 AM

I did the mirror because when I was painting the warmer tulip, my wife saw it and asked me if I could paint a second one on a different color. So, it was like a "commission" in the end, for free!!! :2funny:

Live long and prosper everybody!!!

Well, on the upside...it was a 'commission' of sorts!  :yippee:   We all gotta start somewhere!!!   :whistle:    ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on November 30, 2014, 08:53:54 PM
awesome job, and that on the first oil :heeha:
we have a new convert :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on November 30, 2014, 08:54:54 PM
awesome shading work for your first oil painting, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Juan Carlos on December 02, 2014, 12:44:12 AM
Sure do Val!!!

Nolan,  :thankyou: very much for the encouragement words. Pretty sure I'll keep up with oils to learn more!!!

Cheers.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 02, 2014, 08:12:40 PM
Pretty sure I'll keep up with oils to learn more!!!
:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 07, 2014, 02:55:37 PM
Wet wet wet...if I  need to change anything, please tell me so I can  improve.... :hug:
About two weeks  before the rain will come down  on this  tulip
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on December 07, 2014, 03:22:57 PM
Marie, you have done and excellent job on your tulip! :clap: Very Pretty. The only suggestion I would have is to soften the edge of the dark green shadow on the right leaf.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 07, 2014, 03:45:11 PM
Thanks Christine....will follow your advice!!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 07, 2014, 09:05:59 PM
great job Marie :clap: :clap: :clap:
just the shading bottom left on the flower - soften the lines O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 08, 2014, 06:41:21 AM
Noln and Christine, this look better?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 08, 2014, 07:23:09 AM
Marie P,

The bottom of your tulip looks much better now.  The soft blending makes it look more realistic.

Lovely.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on December 08, 2014, 12:28:33 PM
 O0 much better!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on December 08, 2014, 01:25:59 PM
Nice job Marie  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on December 08, 2014, 03:31:25 PM
Nice blending Marie!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 08, 2014, 07:53:30 PM
there we go, now for the water drops :gl:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 09, 2014, 09:22:50 AM
Nolan, do you think I should paint more waterdrops on....?

Thanks Nolan and allllll the PB friends for help and encouragement.  :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on December 09, 2014, 01:51:19 PM
Marie, I think it looks lovely as is  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bhavna on December 09, 2014, 02:47:50 PM
Lovely Painting Marie :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 09, 2014, 04:01:30 PM
Marie P

You did a fabulous job on the tulip.  I'd quit now - no need for more drops.  Beautiful as is.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 09, 2014, 04:55:55 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: my friends, Mea, Robin and Bhavna.

In my WHOLE life I never had such brilliant and patient tutors as Dennis and Nolan. Thank you so much guys for your care and devotion to all your students.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on December 09, 2014, 05:37:47 PM
Marie  :heeha:   Lovely job  :clap: :clap: :clap: Frame it and hang it.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 09, 2014, 06:28:45 PM
Hey Val!! Thank you so much....mmmm, will think about the framing part. LOL....
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fiona on December 09, 2014, 06:30:55 PM
Marie, put the paint brushes down, step away from the painting - it's a finished work of art!  Now just bang a nail into a wall somewhere and hang it up!!  Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on December 09, 2014, 08:22:44 PM
great job on the water drops :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Mariep on December 10, 2014, 03:53:02 AM
 :thankyou:Nolan,  :thankyou:Fiona!!!!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2015, 04:45:18 AM
Here is my very first painting, done in oil, 12x16':



I did this in July just after I join PB.  I know this is just a copycat, but I have derived so much pleasure and peaceful time doing this.  Since I got hock on PB and much happy I found all of you.  Now, I really want to learn how to draw and paint (oil for now). 

When I see the volume of posted tulips, I think you must all be tired of seeing another tulip.  So only comment on what is not done well.

I have written in the back 'Oil Study - Lesson #1 - First tulip; ref: www. paintbasket.com'.  Is this adequate?  So I know what do write with subsequent painting studies.

Now I am officially a Paintbasketer   :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 27, 2015, 05:33:32 AM
Yes, Annie, the tulip is sort of the initiation rite to be a member of the PB oil group.  You did very well.  Wish I could do the water drops as well as you.  I just have a mental block about them.

We are so happy to have you as part of the PB family.  You have the makings of a really good artist.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on January 27, 2015, 01:01:08 PM
Beuatiful job on the rose Annie.  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2015, 01:10:59 PM
Thank you Mea  :thankyou:

Thank you Bellarina  :thankyou:


I was wondering about the shadow at the base between the 2 front petals?  It gave me much more challenge then the water drops.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2015, 02:17:03 PM
Annie this is a beautiful tulip you have made and your first oil.  Can not wait to see what you are going to do next.   I see nothing wrong with the shadow. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2015, 02:23:16 PM
Thank you Danielle  :thankyou:

Next will be lesson 1a - sunset and boat...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2015, 02:25:50 PM
Cool.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Luba on January 27, 2015, 04:46:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Annie, it's perfect. I can't believe that this is your first try. Wow :yippee: :yippee: :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on January 27, 2015, 04:56:48 PM
Thank you Luba!   You are too nice.
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 27, 2015, 08:17:02 PM
we never get tired of seeing tulip, or any other paintings Annie

You have done an excellent job with your first painting. With lovely smooth shadings like that you are going to be a master artist sooner than you know it, awesome job :congrats:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2015, 02:23:16 PM
Thank you for holding my hand reverent teacher  :smart:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on February 05, 2015, 10:02:41 AM
Beautiful Annie.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on February 05, 2015, 11:58:45 PM
Thanks Val... I am really enjoying myself  :painting:

Today, I bough the first 50 oil classes package (ouch, it is in US$, but much worth), when I realized that full PDF packages were not included in the annual membership.  Those documents are full of detailed explanations, in additions to all those showed during classes.

I plan to at least give a try to the monthly challenges, if only for fun, but mostly to keep me humble and motivated to learn.

Yap, there is so much to learn...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on February 07, 2015, 12:21:07 PM
We never stop learning Annie... even when we don't realize it.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 08:50:57 PM
 :thankyou: Annie
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Cheryl Andrews on February 21, 2015, 07:52:08 PM
Hi All,

First Class complete.  :painting: Loved it!!
Here is my tulip done in Acrylics, any suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated.  :thankyou:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 21, 2015, 07:54:38 PM
Cheryl,

Your purple tulip is so pretty.  Your water drops are expertly done.  Like the subtle background.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on February 21, 2015, 09:12:44 PM
 :clap: Lovely colors, Cheryl! Well done!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on February 21, 2015, 10:18:37 PM
This caught my eye.  The colors are so rich and water droplets are wonderful.   :smitten: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: V on February 22, 2015, 07:37:44 AM
 :clap: Lovely Tulip Cheryl!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on February 22, 2015, 03:00:56 PM
Beautiful tulip Cheryl... Spring, Spring come...  :envy:

Stay warm, Annie
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Cheryl Andrews on February 22, 2015, 03:43:37 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, those waterdrops can be tricky.

Christina, Mary Lou, Vjah  :) :thankyou:

Annie, the tulip is a wonderful reminder of spring, which is almost in full swing over here on the west coast.  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on February 22, 2015, 04:15:19 PM
 :welcome:. Lovely tulip. Spot on with the water drops  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 22, 2015, 08:59:38 PM
really beautiful Cheryl. I love the rich purple colour too :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Just the bottom right hand petal bothers me, it has two almost corners, round them off for a smoother petal O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Cheryl Andrews on February 22, 2015, 10:17:47 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for the feedback, much appreciated.

I noticed the hard corner on the top, as soon as, I posted the picture, and fixed it right away, but now I see you are correct about the bottom too. Off I go to fix that one as well.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on February 23, 2015, 12:31:19 AM
Lovely tulip Cheryl!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on February 23, 2015, 03:11:56 AM
Cheril i love the purple of your tulip,  great water drops too.   :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on February 25, 2015, 03:32:17 AM
I'm a beginner painter. Here is the tulip I painted from Nolan's class. I'm pleased with it so far, but the leaves bother me a little. I feel that maybe they look too outlined and less naturally shaded. I welcome any advise. Thank you!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: JayJ on February 25, 2015, 04:34:42 AM
Lovely tulip  Annie!


Like purple tulip Cheryl!


Great work EmmaLee!
Welcome to PB!



Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 25, 2015, 07:02:01 AM
Emmalee,

So happy to have you join us. 

Your tulip is lovely.  I think the leaves look shaded quite well, maybe just a bit darker on the right side of the leaves.

I think the spot at the bottom between the two petals could be a bit darker, too.

Otherwise, feel good about this one!  Nice job.

Always feel free to post any of your work.  We love to watch progress and give help when needed.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 25, 2015, 08:53:39 PM
:bigwelcome: to the Paint Basket EmmaLee

You have done a great job with your tulip :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I have no problem with the shading on your leaves, I think the shadings are nice and smooth. I do however feel you can smooth out the transitions on the tulip itself some more - just use broader squiqqles to blend them smooth. Stand back so you can see if there is still a line or not O0

With a start like this, I can't wait to see your next paintings :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on February 25, 2015, 11:09:05 PM
Thank you so much Mea and Nolan for the complements and helpful tips! I used your advise and I also tried to add better contrast.  I feel happier with it now.  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on February 25, 2015, 11:24:37 PM
Your tulip is beautiful Emmalee
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on February 25, 2015, 11:42:33 PM
Thank you Bella! I feel pretty proud of it.  :blush:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on February 26, 2015, 01:58:04 AM
You should, welcome to our family here at paint basket. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on February 26, 2015, 03:12:48 AM
 :thankyou: Zayn!

Emmalee, nice work!   :bigwelcome: to paintbasket, you will love it here.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on February 26, 2015, 03:24:47 AM
Thank you Annie! Everybody is so encouraging and welcoming.  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 26, 2015, 04:44:10 AM
Cheryl,

You have it now, girl.  Tulip really looks good.

Hope you feel like a real artist now!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: sally13 on February 26, 2015, 05:13:11 AM
You have done a really nice job of the tulip Emmalee. Welcome and I look forward to seeing your future works. :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on February 26, 2015, 12:41:50 PM
Your tulip looks awesome, Emmalee!  :welcome:  to the Paint Basket! I look forward to seeing more of your work!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on February 26, 2015, 08:37:59 PM
now for the water drops :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on February 26, 2015, 09:03:20 PM
 :welcome: to PB
Lovely tulip  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on February 28, 2015, 08:11:17 PM
Finally finished my tulip.  ;)
I'm so grateful for Nolan's class! My husband is so impressed that he's already trying to decide where to hang it!   ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 28, 2015, 08:14:57 PM
Emma Lee,

Your tulip is lovely and your water drops came out very well.

So good to have a supportive and proud spouse.

This will look lovely in your home.  There will be lots of admirers.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Tania on February 28, 2015, 08:15:22 PM
Awesome job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on February 28, 2015, 08:41:13 PM
 :thankyou: Mea and Tania! Now that I've looked at the picture I'm thinking that little water drop could use a better highlight...
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on February 28, 2015, 11:13:01 PM
Your waterdrops look great, I'd leave it alone and frame it.  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 01, 2015, 08:10:51 AM
Looks great Emma Lee well done  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Cheryl Andrews on March 01, 2015, 03:16:21 PM
Emma Lee, it looks great as is.  :clap: I would stop while you're ahead, frame it and hang it. You should be very proud of this one.   :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 01, 2015, 07:33:33 PM
your water drops look great, you absolutely need to hang this one up :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 02, 2015, 09:07:29 PM
 :heeha: Agreed!! You've signed it.... now frame it and hang it!!!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 11, 2015, 12:42:53 AM
Since this isn't done, I am going to post this here. I see that my leaf highlight color isn't very bright, and not much of the highlight color on the small leaf. I thought the tulip itself look decent.

Can the highlight color on the leaves be fixed?
 

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=20243)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on March 11, 2015, 01:59:57 AM
Very nice Brian, I have not done the oils, but I am sure you will be able to do the highlight, and I do see some highlight on the leaves. :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 11, 2015, 02:17:38 AM
Brian,

It's very fixable as there is not much it needs but a bit of highlight wash over the left side of the left leaf.  The right one might be shaded by the flower so not sure about that one.

Maybe a bit more dark shadow in the recess between the petals at the bottom of the tulip.  Maybe jyst a bit at the top too to make the petals pop.

Good job!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 11, 2015, 10:20:21 AM
Thank Danielle and Mea.

Once this dries a bit more I will make adjustments, thanks for the input.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on March 11, 2015, 05:07:12 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 15, 2015, 04:38:50 AM
Here is my tulip painting. I learned a lot, made mistakes but here it is.

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=20309)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 15, 2015, 05:11:01 AM
Brian,

I happened to watch this video today and I say you did a fabulous job.  You have a nice "looking in effect" on the bottom of the tulip; nice blending.  Just one tiny spot on the right leaf (mid way down the right side) where you could have done a cleaner job of fixing the mistake where you painted over the edge.  I thought that was the most informative part of the whole lesson.. 

If Nolan is not happy with this tulip, I'll be shocked!

You have done well on this!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 15, 2015, 06:56:37 PM
Thanks Mea!

Yes I need to mix up a little of the peach color and touch that up. I also thought the fixes that were taught were valuable as well, and I used them in several places. The leave I seen late at night and just let it go,  planning to fix later.

I used washes to dull both highlights like Nolan did and also on the shadow areas and the leaves. The 3 water drops were actually a second attempt. I didn't like the way they looked the first time around and almost said to heck with it and chalk it up a a loss. I ended up lifting them out and doing a wash in the area and tried again, success. I cant even tell where they were the first time. Good to know how to fix mistakes or something that doesn't look right.

Live and learn, so I feel good about the painting, learned a lot and I think I am going to stay with oils for a while.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 15, 2015, 07:42:14 PM
beautiful, well done Brian :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just be careful of making the curve of the leaf follow the curve of the flower next time O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 16, 2015, 12:22:36 AM
Thanks Nolan, I see what you mean, its better for the leaf to be at a random angle. Thanks!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 16, 2015, 01:16:40 AM
Brian,

I have tried water drops a couple times, but have given up trying them for a while.  I have some bigger things to master, then will do the little ones.

Good for you for sticking with it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on March 16, 2015, 01:31:14 AM
Good job on the tulip Brian!  You painted your dripping water drop so well - I didn't even attempt that one! O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 16, 2015, 01:39:22 PM
Thanks Mea and EmmaLee, I appreciate it. :thankyou:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on March 16, 2015, 03:04:30 PM
Nice Brian.  Super job on waterdrops. They were my favorite.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 17, 2015, 02:14:14 AM
Thanks Robin, once I got the hang of it, I thought so too!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: C.Bodine on March 17, 2015, 03:00:27 AM
Brian, great job on your lovely flower! Your water drops look really good! O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Fig Artist on March 19, 2015, 02:52:44 PM
Beautiful tulip Brisn, I await the dew drop shortly!! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 19, 2015, 03:36:12 PM
My very first water drops
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 19, 2015, 03:43:54 PM
Nice drops, Louisa.  I love the background.  Beautiful rounding of the tulip.  Smooth blending.

Psst - your flower seems to be falling off the stem.  I believe the center of the flower should be more in the middle of the stem.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on March 19, 2015, 04:52:24 PM
Beautiful water drops.
Could I suggest a shadow on the tulip from the leaf.
The middle top of tulip could be blended more as well.
Just my 2 cents worth.  :)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on March 19, 2015, 05:02:05 PM
Nice job Brian.
Could I suggest you smooth out the edge of the leaves?
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 19, 2015, 08:26:51 PM
Ha ha Mea, you really have a way to say things, makes it worth fixing it and Bellarina your opinion is just as important. I will fix. Mwah :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on March 19, 2015, 10:38:32 PM
beautifull  flower and excellent water drops Louisa.  :yippee:  I see what Mea is saying, it looks like it is off its steam, and a good eye from Robin.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 22, 2015, 04:22:08 AM
Sorry to post this again but I made some tweaks to this. Cleaned up edges and added a cast shadow for the leaf.

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=20393)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 22, 2015, 04:34:28 AM
Whoa, Brian.  What a difference.  Your new version is super.  Nice blending.  Soft background.

Nice water drops.

You are learning fast.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bellarina on March 22, 2015, 05:31:58 AM
Very pretty
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 22, 2015, 06:41:06 AM
Very well done Brian. :flowers:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on March 22, 2015, 12:56:32 PM
Well done Brian.  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Lisa gale on March 22, 2015, 01:08:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Louisa and Brian
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on March 22, 2015, 07:21:18 PM
the leaves are a lot more vibrant now O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: BDEddy on March 22, 2015, 09:08:13 PM
Thank you everyone, I appreciate the helpful suggestions.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on March 24, 2015, 04:15:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 12, 2015, 02:43:58 PM
I knew but don't KNOW. Yellow on wet blue went green. Hand on wet background is not good...

I deviated a bit from the lesson, and added opposite colour in places to help the shading later. I hope....!

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 14, 2015, 08:47:54 PM
good start so far Kevin :clap: :clap: :clap:

PS - each class has it's own thread already, so what you do is just reply to the existing topic each time. That way all the painting from a class stay together. SO just reply to this thread again so I know you have seen it, then I will merge it with the main tulip topic O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 15, 2015, 10:06:08 AM
Ok cool. Thanks!

This is rather hard. I'm exhausted..! Didn't plan too well either... The idea of trying to turn a masking mistake didn't work out. It shows through the yellows. Also battling to get a fair shadow colour, without getting muddy brown.

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 15, 2015, 10:56:52 AM
Kevin,

Don't get discouraged.  Quite often, something that looks unsatisfactorory part way through ends up looking good.

Hang in there.  It's all a learning experience.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 15, 2015, 11:18:27 AM
Thanks Mea! I will! I'd like most to know what my mistakes are at this stage, so not TOO fussed about early results.  ::)
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 15, 2015, 01:14:50 PM
Fairly happy!  :help:

Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: DansArtClass on June 15, 2015, 03:34:43 PM
Looks great Kevin!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 15, 2015, 08:52:55 PM
it's looking great Kevin, well done so far. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
The shadow colour of yellow is quite "muddy" - study any yellow object to see.

You have the shadings / blendings painted very well.

What I do suggest is add more green into the leaves. As they are a similar colour to the flower, they compete instead of compliment the flower O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: ncwren on June 15, 2015, 10:04:46 PM
Nice work Kevin.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 16, 2015, 04:44:13 PM
Attempt #2, in progress. Shadows I think are slightly better. Dark leaves look nicer too. Need to relook at the bottom leaf, and finish the stem.

[Limit reached]
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 16, 2015, 08:28:53 PM
much better contrasts this time yes O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 17, 2015, 04:37:50 PM
Thanks Nolan.

I've been looking at it today. It looks very flat. The back leaf needs to go way back, and its curled tip even more so. Maybe the bottom leaf should overlap the petal more. Would like it to look a bit more twisted. Also need to follow a reference photo more closely for the gap between the front petals. I am happy with the front leaf though.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on June 18, 2015, 09:07:51 PM
Kevin, I don't want you to be too hard on yourself in the beginning. As long as you understand the concepts in each lesson, the fine tuning will automatically come as you progress through the lessons. O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on June 18, 2015, 09:09:39 PM
Pretty good Kevin.     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Kevin W on June 20, 2015, 02:59:42 PM
Thanks Danielle
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: DansArtClass on June 20, 2015, 04:41:57 PM
Kevin, nice tulip and awesome mountain!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on June 21, 2015, 02:56:07 AM
Nice tulip, and you already tried to adapt by doing a yellow and blue one.  I admire you for that.  I stick to the lesson as close as possible, hoping that after I have some technique under my belt, I will be able to start adapting.

So good for you, keep posting your work.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bill.King on September 02, 2015, 08:45:37 PM
Done for someone special [Limit reached] alas no longer here.
Mark
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 02, 2015, 08:48:30 PM
Mark,

How sweet of you to remember someone with such a lovely tulip.  Excellent blending.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Happychappy on September 02, 2015, 09:33:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nicely done Mark.   Patricia
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on September 02, 2015, 09:47:15 PM
well done Bill, sorry about the loss though :'(

just add a shadow cast by the flower onto the stem where the base of the flower meets the stem O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Bill.King on September 03, 2015, 12:21:52 PM
Thank you for your views and comments.
Mark
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on September 03, 2015, 01:29:08 PM
Well done Mark.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 18, 2016, 08:44:08 PM
[Limit reached]
Before I get up the courage to try the waterdrops, I thought I'd post the tulip painting as in for any feedback!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 18, 2016, 10:13:00 PM
Sharon,

Lovely tulip.  Very smooth blending.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Judy Weeks on January 19, 2016, 12:10:21 AM
It"s beautiful, Sharon.  Water drops are a lot easier than they look. :gl:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2016, 04:39:56 AM
Thanks Mea and Judy! Oils are really challenging for me - but I'm plowing through! The scariest part was sketching out the image! Not enjoying the turpentine smell but I do love the vibrancy of the colors. Judy - I'll give those drops a go tomorrow!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on January 19, 2016, 01:16:15 PM
You did a great tulip Sharon.  Yes waterdrops are fun to do.  Don't be afraid.    :clap: :clap: :clap:   
I use Artizan water mixable paint by Winsor Newton, it is excellent for us artist allergic to the solvants.   As your paint diminish you could replace them with that type.  You clean your brushes with a soap called the masters' brush cleaner and preserver.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2016, 03:46:29 PM
Thanks for the tips, Danielle! I'll definitely buy that brand as my current supply dissipates. And nice to know there's an option to turpentine. It's really nasty stuff!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2016, 04:56:34 PM
[Limit reached]
And here it is with a waterdrop!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 19, 2016, 06:23:38 PM
Sharon,

Water drop looks good.  I am water-drop challenged, so I really admire you for doing one.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2016, 06:40:47 PM
 :thankyou: Mea - I'm glad I attempted the waterdrop - it's a cool effect!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on January 19, 2016, 06:51:42 PM
looks great Sharon :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just a few more waterdrops O0

You do get Odorless Turpentine (http://www.paintbasket.com/go/odorlessthinner) as well
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Annie. on January 19, 2016, 07:22:09 PM
Beautiful tulip with a perfect waterdrop, Sharon!

I am happy with my Eco-House #125 odourless thinner, as turp. Works well.  But don't forget it is just as volatile.  Use same precaution with good ventilation of your room.  Not smelling it doesn't mean you are not breathing in the fumes.

I don't leave my jar open when I work, I loosely put the lid on without closing it.

My daughter use the watersoluble oil from W&N.  Another  advantage is that when you travel by air, you can put your paint tubes in the checkin luggage and when you arrive you don't have to rush finding a store that sale turp!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2016, 08:55:45 PM
Thanks Nolan and Annie - and I'll add a couple more waterdrops soon and will replace my odor turp too!!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on January 19, 2016, 09:47:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Danielle123 on January 20, 2016, 12:59:22 AM
Was it not fun to do the water drop.   Well done,  don't you just want to put water drops all over, just because it is so much fun. 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on January 20, 2016, 01:38:28 AM
Beautiful water drop. It looks very realistic. You also did a beautiful job on your background!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 20, 2016, 04:25:01 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Danielle and EmmaLee! And I added a 2nd waterdrop that was much more fun than the first one!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: TennMom on January 20, 2016, 07:32:05 PM
Beautiful tulip Sharon!
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 20, 2016, 08:22:40 PM
 :thankyou: Linda! Looking forward to painting the cherries next!
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Post by: Sherri on January 20, 2016, 09:32:51 PM
Awesome Sharon!!!
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Post by: Happychappy on January 20, 2016, 11:58:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, you have such a lovely touch to your painting. Another gorgeous job.   Patricia
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 21, 2016, 05:15:14 PM
Thanks Sherri and Patricia! And I had to touch that painting a lot, Patricia - the blending process is so different than in WCs. Starting to get the hang of it!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 04, 2018, 01:21:53 AM
Here is my painting of the First Tulip, I am waiting on it to dry to add the water marks. I love art.
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Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on October 04, 2018, 03:32:27 AM
Isn’t the tulip lesson fun? I think you did a lovely job on it.
I see a sharp shadow line in the center of your flower. It might look better if you faded that in toward the center of the tulip.
Beautiful pinting!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 04, 2018, 05:43:28 PM
Thanks Emma,

Are you referring to the top petal shadow?

Ginger
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 04, 2018, 05:44:16 PM
Thanks Emma,

Are you referring to the top petal shadow?

Ginger
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: EmmaLee on October 04, 2018, 05:55:59 PM
Yes. The shadow the top petal is casting into the center.  It seems a little sharp to me, but don’t change it yet. I may be wrong. Wait and see what Nolan has to say. It looks really good!
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 05, 2018, 01:38:54 AM
Good idea. Thanks
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Post by: nolan on October 08, 2018, 07:43:22 PM
Great job Ginger, it is going to look great with the water drops :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: The cast shadow is shorter than mine, but it isn't necessarily wrong.If there is height between the top and bottom petal you will get a long shadow. If they are barely touching then the shadow will be short.It is your choice if you want to extend the shadow by making if fade out slower thereby adding more height off the bottom petal.  O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 10, 2018, 11:11:04 PM
Thanks Nolan. I almost do not want to add the water drop :2funny: do not want to mess it up. I did start another one with similar flower colors and a dark blue and black background, will post soon. This one actually has a deeper shadow like what you are talking about. I am having a lot of fun.
 
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 11, 2018, 07:44:35 PM
when the painting is dry, you can lift off any errant water drops and redo them O0 Looking forward to seeing your other paintings :heeha:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 20, 2018, 08:43:15 PM
I finished the water drops on my first tulip. I did not like the way the one sitting atop the petal looked so I opted out on that one.

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Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 20, 2018, 08:46:22 PM
This tulip was painted with a background of black and Deft Blue. [Limit reached]
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 20, 2018, 09:44:39 PM
Ginger,

The background looks as good as the tulip.  You did really well on the waterdrop.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on October 21, 2018, 01:12:56 AM
Thank you so much Mea. Your quote is beginning to rub off on me.... :yippee:.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on October 22, 2018, 07:26:46 PM
Your waterdrops look good :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: GPeachy on October 23, 2018, 02:05:16 AM
Thanks everyone. I actually like the water drops and look forward to painting something else with them.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on November 17, 2018, 10:55:07 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Belma on April 06, 2019, 03:58:56 PM
This tulip was painted with a background of black and Deft Blue. [Limit reached]

Wonderfulll  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: GPeachy on April 06, 2019, 05:37:21 PM
Thank you so much, I loved painting this. I like painting all of them, finding more time to do just this is key for me.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 06, 2019, 07:00:12 PM
Nice work, Ginger.  That was one of my first painting, too.  Great starter lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on April 06, 2019, 11:06:53 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on April 07, 2019, 09:32:54 PM
great job Belma :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
good shadings and nice water drops O0
Next time you can add bigger water drops so that they are in proportion to the flower O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Belma on May 11, 2019, 09:59:30 PM
I finished the tulip. This is my 3. oilpaint. Thanks to you for teaching me. I made some mistakes. First the middle space was too big. I tried to close it. Still the trail looks. Sorry for my English. Im trying write with Google translate  :2funny:

And my signature is very bad  :( i cant write with brush.

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Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 12, 2019, 05:18:05 AM
You are off to a good start, Belma.   

Your signature looks very artistic.  I ended up doing mine by pen.  Probably not very artistic, but it's the best I can do.

Hope to see more of your work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: njnjgirl on May 12, 2019, 01:23:13 PM
I think your tulip looks great.  You aced the raindrops.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: nolan on May 12, 2019, 09:31:36 PM
You are off to a good start Belma :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Your shadings are coming along nicely. Wheat you want to work on now is blending the area where two colours meet a bit more until the line between the two is gone. That will give you perfect shadings O0
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Belma on May 12, 2019, 09:50:57 PM
You are off to a good start Belma :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: Your shadings are coming along nicely. Wheat you want to work on now is blending the area where two colours meet a bit more until the line between the two is gone. That will give you perfect shadings O0

I will try this.  Thanks for your reply Nolan.
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: dennis on May 13, 2019, 08:29:38 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on May 13, 2019, 07:58:33 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Belma, your tulip is very well done and your drops of water are excellent. You are doing lovely work so far.  Keep it up.


Patricia
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on May 15, 2019, 07:07:52 PM
 :heeha:   Lovely work on your tulip Belma.  O0    Nothing wrong with your signature that I can see.  :detective:    I´ve been trying for years to make a decent signature, still working on it!  ;D
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Belma on May 16, 2019, 07:55:17 PM
Thank you to everyone for your liking. You gave me so much encouragement.  :hug:
Title: Re: 1 First Tulip
Post by: Val on May 21, 2019, 07:20:35 PM
 :heeha: That´s our job!!!  ;)    Watcha doing next?   ;D