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Title: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dennis on August 20, 2014, 11:51:26 PM
 In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

Download Template:      HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson91-peach-blossoms-template.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: C.Bodine on August 21, 2014, 12:13:46 AM
Dennis,

What medium is this in? I can't seem to find it listed under any of the classes.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on August 21, 2014, 02:51:48 AM
I just happened to see the class. It's in watercolor  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dennis on August 21, 2014, 08:37:17 AM
It is listed in the "Coming soon" classes
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: C.Bodine on August 21, 2014, 01:16:12 PM
Thank you, Denise.

Dennis, I guess I would have known it was watercolour if I would have looked at your posting a little closer!!! Thank you.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Tousabella on September 06, 2014, 03:59:03 AM
Thank you, Dennis for the template.  Are you going to mask the flowers and leaves in?  Just 'gettin a leg up' if you are!  LOL  I'm so slow.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: ncwren on September 07, 2014, 10:31:53 PM
Picked at the background too much with this one.
Enjoyed the class...probably got a little carried away with the pink... :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 07, 2014, 10:50:00 PM
Mad dash follow along - I think I have some darkening to do but it sure was fun!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Tousabella on September 07, 2014, 10:50:32 PM
Beautiful rendition, speedy!  It's lovely, and I like the background.  Good job, Natalie.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Tousabella on September 07, 2014, 10:51:38 PM
Wow  Sharon, you are right on the bit today too!!  You were posting while I was writing....You are reeeely fast!   LOL   Beautiful painting....It's really lovely.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: ncwren on September 07, 2014, 11:12:20 PM
Beautuful work Sharon  :clap:
Thanks Bella! I'm off for my reward. A nice evening swim.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Danielle123 on September 07, 2014, 11:25:03 PM
Beautifull blosson ladies.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 07, 2014, 11:36:48 PM
Great job Natalie - you earned that swim! And thanks Danielle and Rhetta - I think this would be lovely to repaint in a larger size and frame - such a pretty flower!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on September 08, 2014, 12:18:56 AM
Your comments would be greatly appreciated. I will only learn by your help. Piniccia
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on September 08, 2014, 01:32:33 AM
Hi Pinuccia,
Try this...
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=504.0 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=504.0)
It's actually very easy once you get the hang of it  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on September 08, 2014, 01:36:56 AM
Natalie and Sharon, beautiful peach blossoms. Both unique and lovely. Here's mine. I'm thinking of glazing the background - something about that blue against the flowers bothers me...any suggestions?

Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 08, 2014, 02:32:30 AM
Denise, Sharon, and Natalie

Your peach blossoms are lovely.  So delicate.  Interesting how the three are so different - yet equally pretty.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: ncwren on September 08, 2014, 03:20:24 AM
Nice work Denise!  :clap:
I think your background is fine.

 :thankyou: Mea
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on September 08, 2014, 03:56:44 AM
Thank you Den ice . I will try again . :thankyou:

Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dennis on September 08, 2014, 04:12:36 AM
All three are excellent paintings :clap: :clap: :clap: Don't fret too much about the backgrounds - remember that you see the peach blossoms against the blue of Springtime sky
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on September 08, 2014, 04:21:40 AM
Venice. You painting is grate. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 08, 2014, 04:24:14 AM
Don't touch your background Denise - it's beautiful. As are your cherry blossoms!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on September 08, 2014, 05:49:27 AM
 :thankyou: everyone! I will be happy with my background.... ;)

Another great class Dennis,  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Happychappy on September 08, 2014, 11:22:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Natalie, Sharon and Denise, beautiful Peach blossoms, each with their own charm.  Great work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Daisyblue77 on September 08, 2014, 12:20:20 PM
WOW !!  beautiful paintings ladies.   
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: C.Bodine on September 08, 2014, 12:38:36 PM
Each one unique, but just as pretty!!! Great job, ladies!!! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: ncwren on September 08, 2014, 03:35:05 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis
Christina, Patricia and Deborah... :1hug: thank you!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: jillh on September 28, 2014, 04:26:49 PM
I enjoyed painting this.  Now I need to work up the courage to paint some clouds.
 
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Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: BeaSue on September 28, 2014, 05:31:30 PM
Ladies! These are gorgeous!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: ncwren on September 28, 2014, 06:21:17 PM
Jill your details are superb!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dennis on September 29, 2014, 03:42:10 AM
Excellent, Jill :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: C.Bodine on September 29, 2014, 12:17:16 PM
Jill, your cherry blossoms are absolutely beautiful!!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Danielle123 on September 29, 2014, 12:28:55 PM
Jill love the colours you used for the background and your peach blossoms are awsome.  :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on September 30, 2014, 06:04:50 AM
Jill, your flowers are gorgeous, really nice 3D effect!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on September 30, 2014, 06:10:10 AM
Pinuccia, I was hoping to see your painting  :)
The painting needs to be in your own gallery before posting here. I see you have the moss covered tree in your gallery already. If you can get your peach blossom painting posted in your gallery, I could probably post it to this thread for you.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 01:34:10 AM

Dennice thank you.  I have been trying to put The Peach Blossoms into my folder but to no avail.  I have been taken photos of my Peach Blossoms painting on my Pad but when I try to add a painting to one of my files through my Pad it just dos't work. What am I doing wrong.  I  managed to do the Castle painting which I must apologize I did it twice ::) maybe I should transfer the photos to my computer gallery and then it may work. What do you think.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Pinuccia (Josie)
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 02:38:57 AM
Denise. My apologies for wrongly spelling your name.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: jillh on October 06, 2014, 03:57:39 AM
I missed this thread.  Bit late to say thank you everyone for your lovely comments.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 04:59:40 AM
Denise 320  I have printed out instructions got so far as to copy the ID which is [smg id 177703]  have no idea where the painting went.  I just pressed "Comment" .and commented.  :2funny: I don't mind if you have a good laugh, I did. Regards Pinuccia
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Val on October 06, 2014, 08:41:36 AM
Here you go Pinuccia....



Very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 09:45:30 AM
 :cheering: Thank you Val.  I finally got there, I am so pleased.. Looking forward  to comments and any improvements I can make  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: doina on October 06, 2014, 10:44:35 AM
Very nice painting Pinnucia :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 11:04:32 AM
Doina thank    :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Danielle123 on October 06, 2014, 12:43:18 PM
Very nice painting Pinuccia  :clap: :clap: :clap:.  You could not post the picture because you had one extra digit in the formula.  Good luck next time.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Tania on October 06, 2014, 12:48:31 PM
Tip - always copy and paste the ID then there are no typos! Lesson learned through personal experience! :) Nice job on the peach blossoms!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Danielle123 on October 06, 2014, 12:51:01 PM
Tania, myself I can not copy the formula I always have to wright it, bummer.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 01:14:18 PM
Danielle and Tania   :thankyou:. 
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: ncwren on October 06, 2014, 01:26:58 PM
Nice work on this and the castle Pioccia!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 06, 2014, 01:36:51 PM
Thank you Natalie.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Denise808 on October 06, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
Very pretty peach blossoms Pinuccia!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Pinuccia on October 07, 2014, 03:47:27 AM
Thank you Denise. Hope I can post my next lesson !!!!!!!!!!! I love hearing from you girls. Ciao.
Title: peach blossoms
Post by: dragonmiroff on September 24, 2015, 10:45:20 AM
Hi all, I have been practicing watercolour painting with the blossoms. I want give this as a present but i am having some problems. I find even though I use the masking fluid the paints seeps into paper. Is this because I am using the paint with too much water? I have the same problem with the stamens etc at the end. Another point is that I am using very cheap paper approx 100lb. Could this be the reason?

On upside, I am improving. The first picture was done without the video just the text guide. The second with the video. I am also using Japanese paints (long story) so I do not have the named hence colours slightly different.

Title: Re: peach blossoms
Post by: Val on September 24, 2015, 11:23:32 AM
It does take practice to get the water/paint ratio right, but it will pay off so persevere with that. Practice on colour wheels, a few of those will get you sorted plus you'll know just what you can do with your colours.  O0   I struggled a lot with cheap paints until I could get good quality paints. The difference is night and day. The same was true with the paper.  You don't have to break the bank, just get the best you can afford. You don't need a ton of paints to start. Your three primaries will get you going, and then you can add an extra now and again to increase your mixing capabilities.

Cheaper and light weight papers can put you right round the twist  :crazy2: I've been that route as well! One I found and worked with through my beginning stages and worked well was Cottman 140lb. paper. In fact I do use still use it when doing the classes. I save my Arches now for doing my originals. Mainly because it is hard to find where I am so have to make it last.

I think if you start by getting a good quality paper you'll have a much easier time of it. Then get good quality paints, make a couple of colour wheels, and you'll be off and away in no time!  :painting:

I can see you really had a struggle in the first painting. Your second is much better. It shows better control overall. The colours don't have to be the same as used in the lessons. Practice your values/strengths of paint. They are more important than the colour. If your values are right, the painting will look right. You are doing fine, take your time and practice, practice, practice!   :knuppel2:     ;D
Title: Re: peach blossoms
Post by: dragonmiroff on September 24, 2015, 11:31:28 AM
Hi Val/all
 First Thank you Patricia soo much this was one of your pressies to me. Second thanks for reply Val. I have some better paper so will try that. Thanks for the tip.

Thanks again

Leanne
Title: Re: peach blossoms
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 24, 2015, 11:38:28 AM
Big improvement in the second painting.

Val has given you some good advice.

Look forward to watching you improve.

Aaloha

mea
Title: Re: peach blossoms
Post by: njnjgirl on September 24, 2015, 01:54:35 PM
Your second painting is lovely.  If you are struggling with too much water, here is a little tip.   When you pick up your color, before applying it to your painting, just dab the brush onto a paper towel quickly.  This will remove the excess water and make it easier to handle.  This little tip helped me a lot. 

Cheap paper also does not handle a lot of water very well.  I have had my fair share of struggles with that too.  I use Strathmore watercolor pads for classes and practice and it works well and is not too expensive.  Like Val, I save my Arches for originals..

 :gl2: You are on your way and will be doing well in a short time I am sure.  You just need to settle in with right tools.
Title: Re: peach blossoms
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 24, 2015, 07:53:19 PM
Good for you for practicing with this lesson - one of my favorites of the floral WC classes. And I'm delighted to read you've switched to a better paper - that, and artist quality paints make such a difference. Of course, you must buy what you can afford, so keep the good paper for your originals/gifts and the rest for your practices...
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dragonmiroff on September 25, 2015, 12:52:58 PM
Hi all. Didn't realise that it was a newish class. I have had another go. This time I used Daler Rowney 140lb aquafine smooth. Noticed the difference straight away. I went too dark with the colours but no paint leakage  but overall an improvement.


Ps I am using Kuretake 36 paint set. They seem very good.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 25, 2015, 09:56:59 PM
Excellent improvement.You are a fast learner.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: musika on September 25, 2015, 10:36:32 PM
Ps I am using Kuretake 36 paint set. They seem very good.


Although a good quality paint, they are not the normal range of watercolours. This video explains why they are not the best for watercolour pieces where transparency is needed although they work well for illustration and such. They are more towards the gouache spectrum.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HMHdoYr8IM> (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HMHdoYr8IM)

Here's the English colour names.
<http://www.rebekahrjones.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/gansai-tambi-colors.jpg>
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Happychappy on September 25, 2015, 11:20:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Leanne, it is wonderful to see you active again and your last painting is excellent.  As for the pressie, it was my pleasure and you are so welcome.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dragonmiroff on September 26, 2015, 10:59:27 AM
Hi all,

Pat, Thank you again, I have been active but been sketching when out and about but also had some interviews, parents coming down (only time the flat gets cleaned properly lol) and a funeral, so I had to take a break. Didn't get the jobs but never mind.

Ray, Thanks for the link, that explains the colour range, I was given the paints and I like using them so i'm happy :)

Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: KathyKuz on September 30, 2015, 01:20:43 AM

Here is my peach blossoms.  I really enjoyed painting these flowers.  Kathy
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Happychappy on September 30, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow Kathy, your painting is gorgeous and so professional looking.  A truly excellent job of which you can be so proud.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Happychappy on September 30, 2015, 11:40:34 AM
Leanne, I am pleased to hear that you have been sketching because you have such potential so keep at it.  Also so sorry that none of the interviews for a job were successful but the right position which will suit your needs will come, just keep a positive mental attitude at all times.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: BeaSue on September 30, 2015, 11:51:49 AM
A lovely, delicate painting, Kathy.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: dennis on September 30, 2015, 05:24:09 PM
Leanne, your last painting is a great improvement on the previous two. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Excellent painting, Kathy :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: musika on September 30, 2015, 05:43:50 PM
Ray, Thanks for the link, that explains the colour range, I was given the paints and I like using them so i'm happy

If you are happy, I'm happy. Keep practising  :gl:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Lisa From Oto on September 30, 2015, 06:42:17 PM
Lovely
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: KathyKuz on September 30, 2015, 08:09:16 PM
Natalie, Sharon and Val, love your peach blossoms.  :clap: Kathy
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Danielle123 on September 30, 2015, 08:41:34 PM
 :clap: :clap:  :clap: fantastique painting Kathy.
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 01, 2015, 03:19:45 PM
Kathy,

Excellent.  Soft and delicate.  Nice details.

Good - good!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Val on October 01, 2015, 03:55:37 PM
 :eek: Did I paint peach blossoms? I actually had to go back and look!  :2funny:

Actually, those were Jude's peach blossoms, she had troubles with getting them to post. But thank you for the compliment, I'm sure both Jude and I appreciate it!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 01, 2015, 09:10:22 PM
Lovely painting, Kathy!! You're a cherry blossom natural!
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: njnjgirl on October 01, 2015, 10:46:03 PM
Beautiful work Kathy.  Very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #91 - Peach Blossoms
Post by: KPinAK on December 16, 2015, 02:57:35 AM
I tried the Peach Blossoms today. Here they are 3.5x5" (they're in my watercolor gallery. Not very good at posting to threads yet...)

Here are your peach blossoms,
Cheers, Val

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