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Oil Painting => Oil Painting Classes => Topic started by: Paulaj on August 18, 2014, 06:34:29 PM

Title: Clouds Class
Post by: Paulaj on August 18, 2014, 06:34:29 PM
Nolan,

I just watched the "Cloud Painting Class".  For the Wet on Wet, oil base demo; I could not understand which  base blue color you used.  Was it "Taylor" ?
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: musika on August 18, 2014, 08:31:47 PM
Phthalo blue - pronounced thay-lo or thaa-lo. (Sometimes spelt Thalo.)
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Paulaj on August 18, 2014, 08:46:20 PM
Thank you Ray  :)
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 19, 2014, 08:43:56 AM
Good to know I am just getting into that lesson now.  O0
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 14, 2014, 06:55:54 AM
So I finally got to the cloud lessons.  :yippee: So far I have had two goes at the wet on wet and have the background drying for wet on dry. 

I still need lots of practice but I think I definitely improved with the second attempt.   :) The bottom clouds I still have lots of work to do.  What can I do to improve those ones and what else can I do to improve my clouds overall

As always I wait in hope for your critique and feedback  :flowers: :thankyou:  :hug: ops nearly forgot to add paintings  :2funny:

They are both painted on canvas paper as I didn't want waste my canvas boards


First attempt


2nd attempt
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: ncwren on September 14, 2014, 01:46:58 PM
Looks good Lisa  :clap:
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 14, 2014, 05:00:33 PM
Lisa,

Off to a great start with your clouds.  I, too, use canvas paper for practice.

You can definitely see the improvement in the second one.

Since every sky we see looks different, it's hard to say what is right or wrong when doing a sky.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 14, 2014, 07:41:47 PM
Thanks Natalie  :)
 :thankyou: Mea ha ha as long as the clouds can pass as clouds then I am happy  ;D  :heeha:

Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: nolan on September 14, 2014, 08:57:52 PM
the clouds look great Lisa. The second attempt is much better on the blending. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
what you can do is when these clouds are dry (2nd one), come back and add a highlight of white on the tops on the sun side O0
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 14, 2014, 10:33:41 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan, I will give that a try. I am off to do the trees while I wait for the sky background to dry for the wet on dry clouds.  :)
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Belma on February 12, 2020, 11:50:37 PM

My poor clouds. Can you see the clouds?  ;D I think I will be a "cloudless day" painter.  :doh: While doing, the colors seemed right to me.  :faint: Figure is still the problem. OK. I scratched the canvas. I painted the sky again. I'll try again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: EmmaLee on February 14, 2020, 01:57:02 AM
I think your clouds look nice. Some darker values added in might make them more realistic, but other than that they look well done to me. I wouldn’t  scrap the painting, you could keep adding darks and lights until you are happy with the way they look.
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Belma on February 14, 2020, 11:18:40 PM
I think your clouds look nice........

Emmalee thank you for your advice.  :flowers:  I tried to do this time with darker value.  But what is dark for me never looks dark enough. :sweat:  :eyesclosed:

Your paintings are so wonderful  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Belma on February 14, 2020, 11:32:32 PM

Second trial. Maybe a little good but not better! I think there is a problem with light and shadows. What do you think?
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: EmmaLee on February 15, 2020, 02:57:09 AM
I think it’s much better. Looks like a bright sunny day to me!
Don’t be afraid of dark values, the darks make the lights look brighter.
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: njnjgirl on February 15, 2020, 02:06:07 PM
Your clouds look good.  I think you are doing well. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: nolan on February 18, 2020, 08:53:59 AM
your second try at clouds look great. A few more tries and you will not panic anymore. :clap: :clap: :clap:

The important thing to remember is contrast - if you are going to paint light clouds you need to make the sky darker. If you want to paint dark clouds, you make the sky lighter.
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: Belma on February 22, 2020, 08:13:25 PM
 :thankyou: very much EmmaLee, njnjgirl and Nolan.

 Nolan, thanks for this important information. I will try again.  I will start the seascape lesson now. and it took me two weeks to gather my courage. There are clouds in the sky  :2funny:
Title: Re: Clouds Class
Post by: nolan on February 23, 2020, 08:29:05 PM
I feel your pain. For the longest time I was afraid of clouds myself. There are still many things I am afraid of which I am working on. You just got to keep pluging away until you get it right O0