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Title: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on December 05, 2014, 07:41:31 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 Tiled Template (Large painting)  HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/handouts/pastels-lesson28-sentinal-template.pdf)
The lesson painting is on a large sheet 22"x20"

Download Template    HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/handouts/pastels-lesson28-the-sentinal-template.pdf)
Photo and standard size template.   (When you post paintings please indicate if on small or large paper)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bill.King on December 07, 2014, 07:22:40 PM
Hi Nolan Dennis, I have tried a few times but cannot receive Sentinel broadcast all other lessons are ok is it your end?
Mark
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bellarina on December 07, 2014, 09:01:33 PM
Bill the video plays for me.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Tousabella on December 07, 2014, 11:51:26 PM
I had trouble too, but it said to come back in 30 minutes....I did, and watched it all. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bill.King on December 08, 2014, 06:41:40 PM
Got it in the end after reloading site, thaks
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Judylh on December 08, 2014, 11:49:06 PM
I really enjoyed this class Dennis thanks so much for this beautiful scenic landscape and all the new techniques lots of FUN!

I didn't have 22x20 pastel paper but did have 12x16 Canon Pastel Paper Mi-Teintes 98lb 160g so that is what I used and drew it free hand. I've never done a pastel sooooo large before.

Here is my first attempt at the Sentinel!!!!

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on December 09, 2014, 12:57:50 AM
Judy, a lovely clean and well executed pastel painting :clap: :clap: :clap: If you just a bit more sunshine on the edge of the hillside on the left where it meets the rock it will make the painting pop. It will really draw the eye to the focal point O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 09, 2014, 01:29:43 AM
Judy  lh,

 Nice pastel of the mountains and the lonely tree.  You made him look proud to be the sentinel.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Judylh on December 09, 2014, 01:37:49 AM
Thank you Dennis so appreciate your assistance!!!!!

OK I used a bright yellow pastel stick instead of the yellow pastel pencil I had used to make it POP a bit more ... yup makes a HUGE difference ... did I over do it though???

So weird how especially with pastels I find that the further away I am from the painting the better it looks.

I need to get in the habit and remember to "step back" more often and look at my paintings cause it looks sooo different up close but once I stand back a ways I'm like hmmm I actually really like this!!!

Thanks MEA!!!

I really really really enjoyed doing this one! It was strange using such a big piece of paper though!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on December 09, 2014, 04:00:37 AM
There you go, Judy. It now also has that late afternoon atmosphere O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Tousabella on December 09, 2014, 04:14:29 AM
Judy, it's wonderful. Your freehand is excellent, and your painting is awesome.  Terrific job.
 :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Judylh on December 09, 2014, 04:37:58 AM
Thanks again Dennis for your support and assistance I sooooo appreciate YOU and everyone else too  :hug:

Thank you Retta!

Having Dennis and Nolan as tutors offering their input and assistance along with sharing all their knowledge and wisdom in all the classes they teach on PB is so amazing! They along with everyone else in this awesome community continue to keep me motivated and inspired!

I look forward to continuing my newly discovered love of art. I want to explore ALL the different mediums ... oh if there were only more hours in the day!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bill.King on December 09, 2014, 09:41:30 AM
A beautiful rendition of what was a lovely subject, a great lesson as usual Dennis. Your commentary and advice during lessons is un-matched, apart from by Nolan, who has been trained by the master.
Mark
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on December 09, 2014, 03:46:06 PM
Beautifully done Judy!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on December 09, 2014, 05:01:47 PM
 :heeha: Nicely done Judy  O0   I look forward to having a go at this. We went downtown to the University art shop and I had such a marvelous time looking and playing with all that 'stuff' !!!  :yippee:    I had set out to buy a large sheet of paper for this class ....  :whistle: .... but after testing all the brushes, and looking at all the colours of paint, and a wall full of pastel colours, and soooo many types of paper.... I came across a small scratchboard  :heeha: got super excited, bought the scratchboard ... and forgot my paper!  :doh:    :2funny:

Say.... that means I get to make another trip to the art shop!   :idea:    >:D    :run:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Judylh on December 11, 2014, 05:46:14 PM
 :thankyou: Brian Natalie and Val!

OHH sounds like fun times Val! Look forward to seeing your "go" at this beauty once you "get your paper"  :2funny: then again everything happens for a reason right! you got the scratchboard AND another another trip to art shop ... how exciting!  :yippee:!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: JayJ on December 11, 2014, 06:42:36 PM
very well done Judy...beautiful painting!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Judylh on December 12, 2014, 03:16:57 AM
 :thankyou: JayJ!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 05:15:14 PM
My first on-line lesson i couldnt join the class even after 30, 60 min..i didnt get what a problem but next class in a week  couldnt open on time again( hope be able to get today.. i wonder why i cant see the picture posted here by Judylh :-O
omg i didnt expect such a difficult lesson! i  cant paint long on large-scale paper. I  used A3 format and it's hard for me. and i never find easy ways  - i needed a goat on the picture.  i found some suitable photo in internet, somehow construct the goat and it destroy the composititon. i'm puzzled with the light...
for long i hesitated and couldnt decide where to put a tree, to put or not. at last i painted completely wrong tree( i tried to correct it but didnt manage.
the case is i paint with hard dry pastel which so hard that usualy destroy any paper. acording instruction the chalks should be watered.  i can use it only with rough craft-paper but not a lot layers. i paint with strokes and spread with another chalk. to fix pastel on paper i spray water over painting, sometimes each layer. so i'm not able to do such tidy work as shown in lesson. for example i cant do anything with sky. but i can add green if water chalk. frankly speaking i prefer this chalks because they dont let me be lost in details)
i would like to know my mistakes and if i can correct and improve my picture, wich i did so hard.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on December 21, 2014, 06:05:45 PM
Wow...impressive post!
I really like your painting. You should push the dark areas in the foreground darker along with the shadows on the goat.  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 06:52:36 PM
Wow...impressive post!
I really like your painting. You should push the dark areas in the foreground darker along with the shadows on the goat.  O0

i'm impressed with lesson too much )) i cant get where to put light and shadows with goat right way. does it make shadow to my side and all dark in foreground where i put a line of light?!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 21, 2014, 07:08:54 PM
Mari,

I admire that you keep trying and have the courage to post things even when they go bad.

It's good that you can see for yourself when something is not right.  That's how you will improve.

Keep at it - you are improving all the time.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 09:32:04 PM
Mari,

I admire that you keep trying and have the courage to post things even when they go bad.

It's good that you can see for yourself when something is not right.  That's how you will improve.

Keep at it - you are improving all the time.

aloha

mea

Mea you know how to bear up)) i didnt suspect that do so bad) but it's good someone can tell the truth) but if i could guess what wrong myself i wouldn't have need to post.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on December 22, 2014, 05:30:49 PM
Marina sometimes it helps to find the darkest darks (like those shadows cast on the goat from the rocks) and put those in.

Your painting is NOT bad at all!  :promise:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: NHC50 on December 22, 2014, 07:56:59 PM
Marina I give you  O0 for trying to do this. I do agree about putting your darks in. That might help. I think [this is my thoughts] The horns look to big. I would make them smaller, because the goat is farther away. Just keep going. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. So what if you have to start over. I have done that many times.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on December 23, 2014, 12:52:09 AM
Marina-I have more time to address your post better-at least I hope to.
1. There are no more live classes-you take them when it is convenient for you.
2. I can't see Judy's pictures either-She may have deleted them from her album.
3. Have you started with lesson 1? It may be easier to go in order-Dennis has this way for a reason.
4. I like the addition of the goat personally, but again you may just want to initially follow the lesson as is.
5. The pastels you have pictured look very hard and if they are tearing the paper they may even be for sidewalk use-hard to tell.

When I started in watercolors I started with lesson 1. I always watched the videos first.  Then I would work along with the lesson and pause it as needed to. When I was done with the lesson I would scroll through the other work and read what Dennis said to others to correct and check my work. Then I would post my work. Several lessons later I now just work along with the videos without watching first. I still note any corrections to others before I upload my pictures. I hope this helps.  :gl:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on December 23, 2014, 01:52:30 AM
Hi Marina. Welcome to the Paint Basket :welcome:
As a point of interest. When you do the lessons it would be best to keep to the actual subject without any major change as this changed the whole reason for the lesson.
Unfortunately I can't comment on any painting/lesson that has been changed.
I suggest you follow Natalie's point  #3 in the previous post. This way you will pick up the techniques and experience much quicker.
From what I see you have the makings of being a good artist :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Juan Carlos on December 23, 2014, 02:22:18 AM
Hi Marina,

Welcome and congrats for your first pastel!!! I hadn't painted with pastels until I joined the Paint Basket family and I followed the advice to start from lesson 1 and so on. It is much more revealing on how you can pick up the technique by following the sequence from the "easiest" to the much complicated ones, then, you will see how much you improve.

Keep up!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Maribari on December 23, 2014, 11:24:39 AM
Natalie  :thankyou: so much for your precious help!!  that exactly what i needed but didnt know where to ask.
It's so simple - start from the first lesson! but i really  didnt get it - i saw class plan and was sure can start from any lesson, but have to do current live-class for tutor check it  :run: .
and there is own national-professional bad habbit to create difficulties and then heroically overcome them  ;D

Dennis thank yor for the feedback, i've suspected you say like that) too hard lesson. good news no need to catch up with you and i can start from the start. so i will try to learn watercolor on holidays :hammer: i was much impressed  :clap: and  shoked watching last lesson  :hang:

Juan Carlos thank you for encourage. big task demands big work)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 06, 2015, 02:27:29 PM
Dennis this was a hard lesson to follow-excellent teaching, but you make it look so easy!  :surrender:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on March 06, 2015, 03:14:19 PM
Lovely Natalie, I really like the softness of this. I haven't seen this lesson, but just wondering about the possibility of sharpening up the tree itself just a bit, to show it off the light focused on it. I could be well off about this, one of those thoughts that seem to pop in one's head!  :crazy2:    ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 06, 2015, 03:17:35 PM
Natalie,

Wow, you did a fabulous job on this.  Sky, rocks, tree - all so beautiful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bellarina on March 06, 2015, 05:25:12 PM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 06, 2015, 05:40:58 PM
Thank you ladies  :smitten:

I'll think about it Val-this lesson put me through the wringer and I need some time and space away from it!  ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on March 06, 2015, 05:48:20 PM
Simply georgeous Natalie.  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 06, 2015, 05:50:10 PM
 Thanks Danielle!  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Tousabella on March 06, 2015, 06:35:27 PM
It's lovely.  Great job!!  It's so soft and 'quiet'.  You are buzzin right along.  :painting:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: jillh on March 06, 2015, 07:00:58 PM
What can I say?  I love it!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2015, 07:04:57 PM
Excellent Natalie. Very well done indeed :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just sharpen up the profile edges of the nearby rocks to separate them from the distance - this will highly  improve the painting :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 06, 2015, 09:46:50 PM
 :thankyou:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on March 06, 2015, 11:53:27 PM
 ;D Dennis says things so much better than me  :D   to separate the distance....yep, that was the idea!  :tongue:    ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: NHC50 on March 07, 2015, 12:17:08 AM
Beautiful Natalie.  O0

Nina  ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 07, 2015, 04:55:55 PM
 :thankyou: Nina!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Sherri on March 07, 2015, 05:24:08 PM
Natalie. Beautiful. You have really taken to the pastels!!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Selen on March 07, 2015, 09:30:33 PM
Natalie , you have done a wonderful painting.....
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 07, 2015, 10:58:43 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 08, 2015, 02:10:52 AM
This one turned out so well.  Beautiful job
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 08, 2015, 04:28:24 PM
 :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 22, 2015, 03:59:33 PM
Here's mine.   Lol it was total chaos.  My sky was too light I couldn't see the clouds, I had to add more blue,  erase out for the clouds.  Muttering all the way.    Lol. It was a great class Dennis. I loved doing it.  its fun to do a bigger painting.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 22, 2015, 04:40:21 PM
Wow, Lisa Gale, this came out really well.  Hard to believe the sky gave you so much trouble; it looks great.

The lonely tree is so well done.

Only thing that you might want to rethink is the shading on the rocks in the center.  Some look more outlined, than shaded.  Just blend it out more.

Feel really good about this - nice, really nice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Tousabella on March 22, 2015, 04:43:21 PM
Lisa....wonderful painting of this lovely picture.  I love it....great job.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on March 22, 2015, 04:47:22 PM
It's marvelous-I especially like your tree!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on March 22, 2015, 06:21:12 PM
Lisa, you have done a super job with this one :clap: :clap: :clap: The sky turned out well and I like the scrubs on the bottom right. O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 22, 2015, 08:14:51 PM
 :thankyou: Mea,  you are absolutely right.  The last thing I did was try to darken some of the cracks between the rocks.  I think I just need to tap on them a bit.  Thank you so much for your input
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 22, 2015, 08:19:06 PM
 :thankyou: Retta for commenting.  I have to tell you I love your avatar picture.  Every time you post , your photo makes me feel time we are painting across the table from each other and you have just looked up to say something to me.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 22, 2015, 08:28:11 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie,  I was most nervous about the tree.   After putting in all the time with the background, foreground etc and then finally it's time for the focal point ....... I Feel I need a tag team , someone else do that part pleaseeeeeee, I don't want to mess it up  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 22, 2015, 08:31:45 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis,   you are a wonderful teacher.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: jillh on March 23, 2015, 02:32:25 AM
Stunnng Lisa!  Love the clouds and the detail in the foreground. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on March 23, 2015, 02:34:59 AM
Lovely painting Lisa , nice details and depth.  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bellarina on March 23, 2015, 03:34:33 PM
Lisa, the array of color in the hills is beautiful  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 23, 2015, 05:01:40 PM
 :thankyou: Jill,  :thankyou: Danielle  :thankyou: Robin.   I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment..  It was a fun painting and I really have been enjoying getting back to my pastels.  The pencil classes are great but I love color !
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Selen on March 23, 2015, 05:27:02 PM
Lisa, you should be proud, very goog painting, everyrhing is welldone.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 23, 2015, 11:11:18 PM
 :thankyou: Selen,  Can't wait to see yours!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on March 24, 2015, 05:45:21 PM
Brilliant piece Lisa.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: NHC50 on March 28, 2015, 05:52:29 PM
Lisa  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on March 30, 2015, 02:19:18 AM
 :thankyou: Val and Nina,   Sorry for the delay IN responding.  I've gone back to work, blast it! And I find it very inconvenient.   But I can't stop working until I get good enough to sell my paintings.  Or at least old enough for social security lol.   
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on March 30, 2015, 10:02:55 AM
 :2funny: I'm with you there Lisa!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on April 07, 2015, 09:25:34 PM
Here is my painting of the Sentinal done on a smaller paper 12 x16 , my sentinal is a bit more green then the photo. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on April 07, 2015, 11:24:10 PM
Danielle this is stunning  :heeha:  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: NHC50 on April 07, 2015, 11:51:31 PM
Danielle I like this. Especially the rocks. Not to green.  O0 O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 07, 2015, 11:54:10 PM
Danielle,

Beautiful work on this one.

The clouds are so billowy!

What holds my eye for too long is the diagonal left slant to the grasses and twigs in the lower right foreground.  Maybe they are all windblown in that direction, but it might be nice to see a few of them standing a bit more upright.

Just love the mood of this piece.  I think your colors really go well with the solitariness of this place.

Another great work by Danielle!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: sally13 on April 08, 2015, 12:39:33 AM
This is beautiful Danielle. Your rocks are great. The sunshine on the hill is lovely. :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2015, 02:22:29 AM
 :thankyou: So much Natalie, Nina , Mea and Sally for you lovelly comments and encouragement.  I though this one was long and hard especially the rocks. I would not have thought of putting bright colours on rocks. 

Thank you Dennis for an other informative lesson.
Dennis for rocks that are in the pinkish/orange what highlight would you put on.
Mea, the twiggs are going that way in the picture, but thank you for noticing and commenting and maybe I will make some tree trunk stand straight.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on April 08, 2015, 05:51:22 AM
Lovely Sentinal Painting, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:  I would suggest a light pinkish colour.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: JayJ on April 08, 2015, 07:26:07 AM
As always amazing painting Danielle!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Bellarina on April 08, 2015, 10:12:14 AM
Danielle you are becoming a full rounded artist.  Nice job with this.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lisa gale on April 08, 2015, 10:26:44 AM
Danielle,   Beautiful.   That is exactly what that painting should look like.  Your rocks are awesome , so natural and the colors are perfect.   And the painting flows together so nicely.     :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2015, 04:16:17 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the encouragement and the advice for future pignent colours for  pinkish rocks.   
 :thankyou: Jay for the lovely comment and encouragement.

 :thankyou: Robin for the compliment. I truly appreciate. 
 :thankyou: Lisa for the lovely comments and encouragement. 
 :hug: To all my PB friends
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Tousabella on April 08, 2015, 07:30:42 PM
It's so peaceful and beautiful, Danielle.  You did such a great job on the highlights in the painting. It's lovely.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2015, 08:26:29 PM
 :thankyou: Retta for the lovely comment and encouragement.   :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Juan Carlos on April 09, 2015, 01:53:07 PM
This is absolutely vivid!! My eye was caught right onto the rocks that are so alived (I'm a geologist!!) Beautiful job Danielle. I also like the twiggs work in the foreground and the clouds very realistic!! Congratulations!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2015, 07:13:25 PM
 :envy:wow  :thankyou: Juan for your lovely comment and comming from a geologist it warm my heart that you think my rocks  are alive.  :-*   :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Fiona on June 13, 2015, 07:36:58 PM
Wow - everyone has done such a brilliant job on this lesson, I'm nearly ashamed to put my effort on here! 

My version is a little smaller than it was originally due to my cat leaping onto my desk and knocking a vase of flowers onto the darn thing .... I had to cut off quiet a bit of the left hand side to compensate!! But here it is warts and all  :)


As always comments, crits and suggestions are gratefully received.

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on June 13, 2015, 08:36:32 PM
Fiona, just why would you be ashamed to put this one on the forum? Excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: ncwren on June 13, 2015, 09:30:33 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: NHC50 on June 14, 2015, 03:56:47 AM
Fiona this is awesome I love it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Fiona on June 16, 2015, 05:44:47 AM
Thank you Dennis, Natalie and Nina   :) 

Dennis I think U was just a tad annoyed with my cat when I posted the painting - after having sliced off a goodly portion of it, but  I have had a little time to reflect on it and have come to the conclusion that I am rather happy with the way this lesson has turned out :) So a huge thank you from me for your encouragement   :flowers:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on June 16, 2015, 06:56:36 AM
Fiona, No, I was not annoyed at all. Something very drastic has to happen before I even start to get upset 8)  If the techniques have been properly understood and applied then I'm a very happy man :clap: :clap: ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on June 16, 2015, 11:44:51 PM
You did a great painting Fiona.   :clap:  :clap: :clap:   Cats they are into everything    :knuppel2: Got to love them.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on June 22, 2015, 01:15:36 PM
 :think:   Wonderful colourings, excellent aerial perspective, fabulous highlighting, great detail..... are you kidding me?!  ???

Positively stunning, banner job Fiona.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:        :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Fiona on June 24, 2015, 09:56:50 PM
Thank you Dennis, Danielle and Val  :)  I have gotten over my fit of pique and have had another look at this one and I think I like it  -  and the cat has been banned from the studio for the moment!  She isn't too happy about it but that's life  :) I might let her in soon though - I can't take the shouting!!  :2funny:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on June 24, 2015, 10:36:10 PM
I'm glad you didn't  :hang: the cat!    I understand the issues of 'helping' cats, I've had my share....  :eyesclosed:      ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Tousabella on June 27, 2015, 08:00:46 PM
Fiona...Wonderful!!  Warts n all!  It's a lovely picture...love the rocks.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Juan Carlos on June 28, 2015, 11:46:00 PM
Beautiful painting Fiona. Love the rocks they look pretty nice and real. Cats, cats, cats.......Congrats!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Fiona on June 29, 2015, 04:27:33 PM
Thank you Val, Retta and Juan - I really appreciate all the feedback  :D

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 20, 2016, 02:36:20 PM
Hi All,

It's been a long time since the last post over this lesson. This one was really hard and took me about 3 days to do it. But very insightful!! The rock tones were the most difficult to achieved with some minor changes. Had problems with the farthest mountains and glad that Dennis came up with the clouded-sky idea  O0. Please let me know of any improvement I should make since I want to gift this one for some friends that recently moved in.

Other than that, great lesson. The painting area is 34x50 cm over Strathmore paper.


Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Happychappy on February 20, 2016, 05:27:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Juan, an excellent job of the Sentinel.  I love the sun on the rocks.  You did a superb job.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 20, 2016, 05:38:04 PM
Juan Carlos,

So good to see your work again. 

The sentinel is lovely.  Such a lonely tree but you made him stand proud.

That clump of rocks at the top right looks so well done, like it's the only part of the painting that is out of the mist.  Thant happened to me once when I got to the top of a mountain and the spot where e were standing was the only spot in the sunshine.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: dennis on February 20, 2016, 06:13:38 PM
Excellent, Juan Carlos :clap: :clap: :clap: Depth perspective well captured :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Danielle123 on February 21, 2016, 12:46:03 AM
Excellent Juan,  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: that was a fun painting to do. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 21, 2016, 03:09:36 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia, Mea and Danielle.  It was really fun to do this one. Lots of greys to use and reflections over them. You can sort of look these scenes around here too. A lot of moist coming from the ocean and got trapped among the rocky hills.

Thank you again Dennis for your kind and encouragement words and for a great class.

Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Lin1945 on February 24, 2016, 11:12:04 PM
very well done Juan Carlos   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on February 25, 2016, 12:33:05 PM
Juan, if I was a bird I could fly right through to those distant hills. Beautiful rendition. well done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Juan Carlos on March 19, 2016, 10:38:26 PM
Dear Val and Lin,

Apologies for not thanking you earlier.

Val, you are always such a lovely encourage person. Like the monkey white-faced on your shoulder. We saw a lot of those playing around during our last vacations.

Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #28 - The Sentinel
Post by: Val on March 19, 2016, 10:50:16 PM
No worries Juan.  O0

I miss my little companion, he would visit with me every morning on the boat.
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