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Title: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: valweb on August 30, 2011, 10:11:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: Just want to say thank you.  Most enjoyable and have learned a lot from you.   I could see and hear you but the chat room wasn't operating on my side so I wasn't quiet because I was  :blush:.  So good night Denis and Nolan and looking forward to next Tuesday.  My husband is getting use to this now ...... I even got a cup of Milo brought to me.   :yippee:  :smitten:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 30, 2011, 11:43:49 PM
You're lucky, I have to make my own coffee  :crazy2: Seems like I don't have Dennis well trained yet, he still needs some more  :knuppel2:

 ;D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 31, 2011, 10:54:17 AM
 :o   :nono: Not even an Oscar yet and he's already getting demanding!  :whistle:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: smokie55 on August 31, 2011, 03:23:53 PM
Todays show was great. I don't think we'll ever be able to thank you guys enough. I know it takes lots of effort and determination for you guys to produce the program.  I mean, it takes me 30 minutes just to prep to paint. For you to put forth this kind of effort and dedication does not go unappreciated. I know I'm not the only one who is befitting from these instructions. It has help me in the way I approach the painting from start to finish. I know that all my paintings from here on out will forever be influenced by these instructions.

I love the fact that you are willing to address other subjects during the process, like the signature on your painting. And also that you are willing to answer all the questions submitted.

I am having a blast and can't wait for future shows.

Once again Guys, thank you so much for the grand opportunity.

Will
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: valweb on August 31, 2011, 04:40:43 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: Poor Dennis It is always the one behind the scene that works the hardest!!!  :jk:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: valweb on August 31, 2011, 05:10:47 PM
 :clap: Nolan thank you for the tip on ones Signature.  Never looked at the importance of this.  I often felt like leaving the signature off because I think mine spoils my painting.  :tickedoff:  I've have filled two fulscap pages and still haven't come up with the right one but I know it is there somewhere.   :-\
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dennis on August 31, 2011, 05:55:40 PM
Thanks, Valweb. I have a sign in my office that says:

Behind every successful man is an exhausted woman!

Now my version:

Behind the camera is an exhausted man!  ::) :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on August 31, 2011, 06:06:46 PM
Nolan, thank you so much for your tutorials. Just want to say that I too want you to know all your efforts are not going unappreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: anita on August 31, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
Hi all

I'm looking forward to the replay when I can start my sunset ... unfortunately I must have dropped off to sleep somewhere between water drops  ::)

Anita
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2011, 09:36:45 PM
... unfortunately I must have dropped off to sleep somewhere between water drops  ::)

was it that boring :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: anita on August 31, 2011, 10:09:59 PM
 :o Of course not Nolan... it had been a loooong day:-)
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 31, 2011, 10:20:26 PM
 ;D I was just pulling your leg
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dennis on September 01, 2011, 03:36:34 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: valweb on September 01, 2011, 10:18:06 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Good one Dennis
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 02, 2011, 01:42:06 AM
Wise man say...better a tug on the leg than a knock on the noggin!  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 01:20:53 PM
My computer when down during the last live broadcast....I just watched the recording of it. I just want to be sure about something...did we start the sunset painting at all yet? I hope not. When I watched the recording of last show, it stopped just after the water drop tutorial part.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: EllaNZ on September 03, 2011, 07:47:51 PM
Hi Pat. When you click on the WATCH PAINT BASKET TV NOW, it should start again and you will be able to watch the full show. :gl:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 03, 2011, 08:40:42 PM
Thanks Ella, but I already watched it, and as far as I know, Nolan didn't start the new painting (Sunset), am I right? Last week he talked about beginning it, and I just need to know if I am missing something. I hope he has NOT started it yet, so I have a chance to catch up and begin it with the rest on Tuesday.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 03, 2011, 10:20:35 PM
The sunset painting part of the live online art class (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/index.php?replay=7) is now available on Paint Basket TV
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: smokie55 on September 04, 2011, 05:25:48 PM
Ohhh Thank, you...thank you....thank you. I was needing that to get caught up before Tuesday.

You guys are the best.  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: anita on September 04, 2011, 06:46:18 PM
Well I managed to stay awake long enough to start my sunset .... Nice blue, great pink and a horrible lime green sky  :'( :'(   

Anita

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dennis on September 04, 2011, 07:04:28 PM
If you want to stop the blue sky merging in with the yellow glow and producing green then below the blue of the sky carefully lay and blend in a strip of orange the same tone as the sky. Then you can safely blend the yellow into the lower part of the orange.  Just make sure that you get the tonal range such that there is no dark orange strip. All must be blended perfectly.

This will stop the green strip and all will look perfectly natural. Try it out first on a piece of scrap board until you are happy doing this to  proper painting.

Adding this buffer zone will save you a lot of frustration. I use this method.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: anita on September 04, 2011, 07:39:55 PM
Thanks Dennis .... I will give this a try:)

Anita
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 04, 2011, 08:04:48 PM
I did warn about the green in the class  :whistle:  ;D

When do we get to see your painting  :heeha:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: EllaNZ on September 04, 2011, 08:56:47 PM
Hi Pat, hope you got what you were looking for as you only have 1 day to catch up. We indeed started with the Sunset painting but only in the second half of the webinar.  First half Nolan showed us how to paint the water drops on our Tulip painting. Do not worry because we can always go back to the videos and do it on our own pace. In case you didn't find last weeks webinar, click on watch tv now and look at the left hand side for all the classes.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 04, 2011, 09:12:21 PM
Yes, Ella, I got it now. Nolan split the two paintings into separate videos to make it easier to follow. I have not started the sunset painting yet and probably won't till the end of next week. I need sleep again! It's a real problem I have.....when I paint, my mind is flying all night long, even if I paint half an hour. I don't like this idea, but I have no choice. I think I'd do a better job if I had sleep anyways.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 04, 2011, 10:42:09 PM
 O0 Absolutely Pat..  have a good one.  :sleep:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 04, 2011, 11:11:32 PM
Thanks for the supporting comment there Val. I am a pretty "driven" person, but it's killing me! Too bad, this has to happen when I paint. I used to excercise too, and the exact same thing happened to me. I had to end that also. I think I can get by with "painting" though. Just need some break now and then.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 04, 2011, 11:18:18 PM
It is a wise man who knows his strengths and weaknesses....It is a brilliant man who learns to balance the two.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 05, 2011, 02:38:51 AM
agreed O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dennis on September 05, 2011, 03:29:48 AM
Very wise word - we all need to heed them O0 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lucie on September 05, 2011, 05:00:00 PM
Hi Nolan Thank you for we inform that the video is currently at our disposal, I hope to do so this week, because I have a lot of work in my company. I wish you a wonderful week. Your friend Lucie bye :gl2: :painting: Y'all
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 05, 2011, 05:19:25 PM
I KNOW i shouldn't be painting because I keep saying i get no sleep..oh well, I couldn't let it go and fall behind. I started the sunset painting. Wish I did a better job of the cirrus clouds though. Nolan, is it possible to go back over some areas such as the direct sun area (more white or yellow directly around it), and even some of the sky colors? Once it's dry of course.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 05, 2011, 07:21:55 PM
You can once the painting is dry Pat. If it's still wet, just lift out the area you don't like
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 05, 2011, 07:32:11 PM
Too dangerous to do anything wet for me. I'll wait to dry. I am kind of thinking of doing two of these too! Here is a kind of schematic of the first part of the tutorial. Nolan, just let me know if it's ok with you if I do these things.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: anita on September 05, 2011, 07:59:59 PM
I hope so Pat as they are fab:-)

Anita
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 05, 2011, 08:09:57 PM
of course it's fine Pat, they add great value to the lesson O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 06, 2011, 01:28:18 AM
Very helpful Pat. No wonder you paint so well!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 06, 2011, 11:36:31 PM
I see Anita is really quick on the draw today:

Looking great Anita, almost finished  :yippee: It's gonna be stunning when the focal points go in O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dennis on September 06, 2011, 11:48:30 PM
After I got home from the webinar - Lo and behold! a painting! Now this is what I like to see  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: anita on September 06, 2011, 11:59:00 PM
I will tackle the boat tomorrow  ;D    Sorry I didn't get to ask my question during the webinar (as I haven't figured out yet how to paint without covering myself and everything else in sight with the stuff) but I wasn't sure if I was supposed to reflect the darker clouds at the top of the canvas in the water?

Ta

Anita
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 07, 2011, 12:14:36 AM
I didn't reflect the clouds it this painting Anita
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 07, 2011, 10:12:08 AM
 :clap: Well done Anita. Can't wait to see the completed version. Back to my tulips!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 07, 2011, 02:02:36 PM
Looking real good Anita O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: valweb on September 07, 2011, 08:12:57 PM
Yeah Lovley O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Doug795 on September 08, 2011, 07:04:18 AM
Hi Nolan and Dennis,

I'm really happy that I was able to connect and join in on the webinar. I have one quick question for now. Will the webinar video be available in the future so I can watch it again and have a go at trying to paint my version of it? I really like the painting, and I think I might be able to do a decent job of copying it, even though I'm a newbie!!!

Thanks, again.

Doug in Dixon, CA
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2011, 07:17:02 AM
Hi Doug, yes this entire series is a free series, all we ask is that you guys give us your feedback so we can continue to improve, share the site with all your arty friends so everybody can benefit and of course post your paintings so we can see how you are progressing  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 08, 2011, 11:30:44 AM
 :wave:  :bigwelcome: Hi Doug795, you are about to embark on the greatest, most fun learning experience! Feel free to ask any questions, and by all means get in your 2 cents worth as well. Suggestions and comments very often are the spark we need to keep going. I know you'll enjoy the site... great company, excellent instructors. Have fun!  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 08, 2011, 04:20:41 PM
Darn it, I put my horizon line too high. I thought Nolan's looked a little high, and I misjudged it. So, I made the base of my mountains just a little bit lower now before i paint them in. This means the mountains will be a little big. I hope my cumulus clouds fit into the smaller sky now..should. It's not too bad.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 08, 2011, 08:04:18 PM
it doesn't matter Pat, it's the technique practice that counts O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 08, 2011, 08:05:46 PM
You're right Nolan, I think I take my paintings a little too seriously. I've always overworked them only to regret the time involved. Just another painting/step to better ones.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Kelley on September 09, 2011, 12:52:11 AM
Attaboy Pat!  keep it moving.  You're doing great!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 09, 2011, 01:08:56 AM
Sounds to me like you are gradually recognizing and conquering a few of your painting demons Pat.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dennis on September 09, 2011, 02:16:26 AM
Yeah  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 09, 2011, 11:04:56 PM

Travis's sunset and first seascape painting

Awesome job Travis  :not_worthy: if your first one looks like that, imagine what your 10th or 20th one is going to look like  :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 10, 2011, 10:51:53 AM
 :oops: I commented in the encourager section....don't worry  :sweat: Travis...its all good!  ;D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: C.Bodine on September 10, 2011, 03:23:35 PM
Nolan,

How long will the recordings of the live lessons be posted?  Just wondering if I need to jump to it now or if I can get the long list of other projects done on my list before I add more!  Thanks :)

Tina
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 10, 2011, 09:03:49 PM
Tina the 6 week live course will remain available indefinitely O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 10, 2011, 11:37:28 PM
 :yippee:  :dance:  :yippee:  :clap:
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Post by: Kelley on September 10, 2011, 11:40:14 PM
Yes!!!  Thank you Nolan and Dennis!!  :yippee:
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Post by: C.Bodine on September 11, 2011, 02:22:43 AM
Yeah!!! I am really looking forward to trying to paint them.  I knew it would be a little while before I could.  A little less pressure! :sweat:  Thank you!!!!!!

Tina
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Helenty on September 12, 2011, 04:05:53 AM
 :painting:
Wonderful work Travis, the painting is terrific.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 12, 2011, 04:21:29 PM
Nolan, can you help me? I am so totally frustrated. I'm mixing everything up so fast and careless now because of that. As you can see, the mountain reflection isn't going to work because of the location of the sun on it. If I put in the mountain reflection now, it'll cover up all that sunset reflection area. Is their anything I can do? I hope that my paint in the mountain reflection area isn't going to cause a problem if it dries on me..(the blue wet paint i put in there)
I can see my only choice is to fade in that mountain into the reflecting sun area. Should I wait till it's totally dry in case I screw it up?
Best thing I did today was STOP!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 12, 2011, 07:26:38 PM
Good on you for stopping Pat :clap:

Put in the reflection of the mountain and then just elongate the sun reflection down so you can still see it O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 12, 2011, 07:36:16 PM
You mean to put the mountain reflection all the way up to that "peninsula point"?
Would it be better (or worse) to just put the mountain reflection "up too" where the bright sun reflection is (just as the blue you see already) and then abruptly blend it into that brightness?
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 12, 2011, 07:41:37 PM
as long as it extends to the tip of the peninsula. If it doesn't, the reflection won't look right. You can see on mine I have also shortened the reflection at the tip.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 12, 2011, 07:47:53 PM
Oh boy...I hope I don't mess this up now. I'll try it tomorrow, but I'm afraid that wet underpaint (yellow and white) (it'll remain wet tomorrow) will cause a mess when I put in the mountain color over it.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 12, 2011, 08:54:11 PM
Ok, I got the sun part lowered and I put in the blue sky underpaint. I hope it'll remain wet till tomorrow. I can just touch it and find out. If not, I'll just redo it quickly. So far, so good. I just don't dare use that large brush up against the peninsula area of the foreground mountain because I know the tinest slip and I've messed up all the reflection work in there. I'll use a smaller soft brush for the edges of the mountain reflection in some areas like that.

Well, got the sun reflection down more, then I put in the right mountain reflection. I used a ton of paint on it because it just kept getting lighter all the time. Now a big problem...............the boat. I put the mountain reflection too large and where the boat supposed to go......it'll be totally inside the shadow of the mountain reflection. I don't know what to do now.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 12, 2011, 10:24:25 PM
You did a very good job on the sunset painting Travis. Keep up the good work and frame this one O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 13, 2011, 01:09:17 AM
If you have enough contrast left, it will be fine Pat
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 13, 2011, 07:40:34 PM
I'm done finally. Did two of them. I must have spent 3 hours on the boats! And the reflections...several hours. I just never can leave it. I finally gave in and stopped. Yesterday, I had the large mountain reflection almost twice as large and today I wipe half off with a rag. Luckily I managed to fix it up.  Nolan...you sure know how to use a steady hand. Half the time I'm going over the line, and then getting the surrounding color to adjust it. I spend hours doing this over and over. I even tried using a stick to balance, but I'm so nervous my hands are shaking. I wish I could have done the boat masts better too. I did them many times. I'm just shaking and they get wiggly or fat as you can see them.
Ok, since posting these, I did soften the whole shoreline of the large mountains with out having the white "line". It looks much better. And brought out some of the "white line" in the most distant ones on the left.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 13, 2011, 08:51:04 PM
Great job Pat :clap: glad you have softened the haze at the bottom of the mountains, it was just a little too contrasty in the pics above, but other than that they look awesome. Great job on the mountains, water reflections, etc  :painting:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 13, 2011, 09:37:21 PM
Nolan, thanks. I am thinking of using the knife for the boat masts. I did try to do them many times, so with all that effort, I'm just going to let it dry very well for a good week. Then just go over the same mast lines with the knife. Hopefully, it'll improve that sharpness. I can just remove that paint if it doesn't do much for it. Drying first!
I'm actually very steady with the camera. But after you've done something over and over so many time with paint, you get pretty edgy and my hands shake.

Nolan, are most of the brushes you use soft bristle? Even the medium/large like the flats?
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 14, 2011, 12:00:40 AM
no most of my brushes are bristle brushes, only the filbert and the fine liner are hair brushes
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 14, 2011, 10:02:17 AM
 :clap: Great job Pat, Your mountains are impressive, glad you softened the line below the mountains. I'm sure it did make a great improvement. Once again you have surpassed yourself,   :yippee:  makes me feel like dencing  :dance: that was my foot......
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: thegrindre on September 14, 2011, 01:09:02 PM
Geez, Pat, those look fantastic! I like the bottom one better, tho.
I'm with Val, those mountains are awesome.
Very very nice.  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 14, 2011, 01:53:27 PM
Thanks Val and thegrinde. I'm going to attempt to use the knife today on the boat masts (for me that's a huge undertaking!) I spent alot of time repeatedly doing just that alone, so i hope i don't have to deal with them other than something quickly. Nolan...thanks. I thought you used a SOFT filbert. I need to get one. Most of my brushes are all bristle also, but I need at least one fairly large SOFT one, like the filbert.
One thing I can never get right for some reason is using a large brush to blend. It always just "pulls" the paint around rather than feathering it. I'm afraid of using it because the first swipe can bring paint into unwanted areas very fast and then I can't blend it back.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: valweb on September 14, 2011, 05:55:38 PM
 :clap: Great work Pat.   Isn't it great to have a mentor like Nolan.  Your painings are beautiful.   Well done!  :heeha: :flowers:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 14, 2011, 06:25:21 PM
Thanks Val. I still get very caught up in messing with the smallest things forever though. Adjusting leads to alot of frustration. You can ponder if it's better than was, or worse and go on and on..
It's always amazing how one can do a much better job on touching up(adjusting) things if he doesn't spend overly amount of time doing it. Once you've extended that time, things just never go very well. I put mine away 4-5 times a day and get it out each time to touch up, rather than one time.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: liz on September 15, 2011, 12:10:50 AM
Super job, Pat!  The mountains, colors in clouds and water are well done! :clap: 
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Kelley on September 15, 2011, 04:49:47 AM
Pat, you've done well on the tulips, but I really am quite impressed with the sunset. The mountains have that misty look and are shaded well. The birds and sailboat give perspective (size) and the shadows give it dimension (depth). You've done a superb job on the clouds. Very proud of your work Pat - congratulations!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Helenty on September 15, 2011, 05:13:38 AM
 :painting:
       I have just finished my sunset and struggled a little with the boat but all in all i am happy with this work. I am glad you are doing more on-line workshops as i am glad to be learning from someone with your experience,i have been painting for 10 years or more and was taught to paint everything you see in your photo and always felt my work was lacking something.I will be looking forward to the next lesson, and the price is perfect.Thank You Nolan and Dennis.
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Post by: thelma simpson on September 15, 2011, 07:03:42 AM
I have just completed my sunset oil painting. As it is my first attempt i am happy with the result knowing that I CAN ONLY IMPROVE FROM HERE. I am really enjoying the painting lessons Nolan and feel you are very easy to follow as an art teacher. I am not sure how to post my painting but will have a go. Am looking forward to your next lesson although I havn't signed up yet. Thanks for your wondeful online program. Thelma
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 15, 2011, 09:15:38 AM
WOW Helenty :heeha:, absolutely beautiful  :yippee:
You really have done a great job.

What you can add is the lighter reflection in the water for the middle mountain as that will anchor it. Do this with a colour wash like I adjusted the highlight in my tulip O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 15, 2011, 09:18:05 AM
:bigwelcome: to the website Thelma, really glad the live online lessons have been helping you  :clap:

HERE  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,504.0.html)is the tutorial which will show you how to add your painting to the gallery and then add it to your posts. I can't wait to see what it looks like  :)
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on September 15, 2011, 10:53:37 AM
 :clap: Wonderful job Helenty ...  :congrats:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 15, 2011, 04:27:46 PM
Good job on your painting Helenty. Thanks Kelley and Liz on the comments. You know what? I am so frustrated to paint anything and every time I get so much incredible anxiety. Yet...........I feel compelled to do it again.
I really want to be able to paint and eventually have alot of good ones. But, it's reallly ME....I have very high anxiety in every day life and if I dropped a fork, I'd cringe! I don't know how I do painting!!
I have to say that I can never be as neat and clean as Nolan. My palette and ROOM :whistle: spiral out of control with dirty paper towels, etc. Every artist is different though. Even Dennis and Nolan don't use the same kind of signing their paintings (Nolan doesn't like the rigger much either I've heard him say). For me, it's time to quit when their's no room left on my palette. And better to re-group one's thoughts the following day than to push frustration. I know....i talk about this a million times. Thanks for putting up with me. It's all about hope and encouragement the keeps us moving on and I thank you all for that.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on September 15, 2011, 07:34:33 PM
That is what we are here for Pat. We can see the improvements as you go along, so you are still on the right track.  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: patindaytona on September 15, 2011, 07:53:04 PM
Nolan, all the "reasoning" I tend to do....after all is said and done...it's just "excuses" to make one's self move foreward and all that reasoning doesn't add up to much in the end. When things finally improve with time, all that is out the window (but I'll continue to reason in the mean time ;D
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Post by: EllaNZ on September 15, 2011, 07:55:00 PM
 :1hug: Dearest Pat, I think we ALL get ourselves into such a state sometimes. Painting is supposed to be therapy for the soul not therapy to disaster.  When I feel I get so much anxiety, I stop, take a deep breath and look around me  :knuppel2:. Usually I find that  my studio got so disorganized, nothing makes sense and I am in a stressful state. This is the time when I put the painting aside and start cleaning up, even if it takes me a day to get organised again. What made the difference? Part of our daily plan should include some physical exercise, fresh air to get some inspiration :coffee: again.  Try it and you will get back to wherever you paint  :painting:, see how organised everything is and start with new spirit in a calm manner.  :gl: and  :1hug: :hug: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: patindaytona on September 15, 2011, 08:11:18 PM
I agree with you totally Ella. I think that just the sight of a mess makes things more frustrating. When you have a nice clean site to look at , things just go better. I wait till I'm out of room on my palette and just like you said, put it away. Sometimes I push it, but that's expected once in a while. Nolan is just a patient guy. I continue to try and keep things orderly AS i'm painting, but it's alot to juggle. It's always good to re-organize things and prepare things in advanced to make it as comfortable as you can. When you see paint everywhere, it feels like I myself am covered in that mess also. Feels alot better to start with everything in order with each new attempt. For me, that's what it's about....tackling a small area at a time. Not the whole elephant, right Dennis ;D
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Post by: patindaytona on September 15, 2011, 08:38:32 PM
And I always have to get my latte at McDonalds to help the mood.
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Post by: Anya on September 15, 2011, 10:21:27 PM
Pat your Sunset is Fantastic! I love everything about it.  Colors are great ,especially the sky.
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Post by: patindaytona on September 15, 2011, 10:25:32 PM
Thanks very much Anya. I saw your oranges painting too and am very impressed!
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Post by: Helenty on September 16, 2011, 02:08:19 AM
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Hi All, Have just put secondversion of sunset on here as Nolan pointed out the reflection from the middle mountain was not showing,i hope this looks better now and Thanks to Val and Pat for your lovely comments and Pat love your Sunset, wonderful glow.Am waiting to see all the rest.
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Post by: nolan on September 16, 2011, 03:12:23 AM
there you go Helenty, perfect, well done  :yippee:
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Post by: EllaNZ on September 16, 2011, 03:32:47 AM
 :-* :flowers: :yippee: Beautiful! Shhhhhh, I have to move my sun too as I also put the sun behind the right mountain. Will finish it another day. Busy with a portrait now. :hug:
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Post by: Val on September 16, 2011, 09:58:02 AM
 :clap: Beautiful jub Helenty. Makes me wish I could paint with oils again...might have to see about those water based oils. I know I won't find them here. (heavy sigh)
Congratulations one and all.  :congrats:
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Post by: patindaytona on September 16, 2011, 03:56:19 PM
It looks real good now Helenty. That really helped it alot.
Ella, I did that same thing with mine too. I have to "erase" half of my mountain shadow the next day too, but it worked out..was pretty worried. Moving the sun more was very easy.
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Post by: Helenty on September 17, 2011, 03:54:48 AM
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          Thanks for the encouragement everyone, these 2 paintings are the first i have done in a while as i seem to have lost my passion for nearly a year but now i find i am feeling good about painting again and am spending more time in my art room , am doing a challenge with richard robinson at the moment so will see how that goes.
Will be looking forward to the next on-line workshop with Nolan too.
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Post by: Mary (mmmckee1) on September 19, 2011, 06:11:24 PM
This was a lot of fun. I will have to go back after it is dry and darken the boat Nolan made it look so easy to paint over the wet paint  :painting:  Next time I will wait for it to dry.  Your comments are appreciated. Thanks Mary
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Post by: dennis on September 20, 2011, 04:54:59 AM
Lovely Painting. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Anya on September 20, 2011, 05:20:12 AM
Mary, this is really lovely, beautiful colors. I love the brightness of the sun that you captured. Really well done.
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Post by: Mary (mmmckee1) on September 20, 2011, 04:50:55 PM
Thanks for the comments y'all I am looking forward to the flower class today!
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Post by: Val on September 20, 2011, 08:02:47 PM
I like your reflections and the trees along the mountain. Well done Mary.  :clap:  Have fun at the webinar.
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Post by: nolan on September 21, 2011, 01:03:02 AM
Great job Mary. Your sunset is alive with colour  :yippee:
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Post by: Helenty on September 21, 2011, 08:04:26 AM
 :clap:
      Wonderful sunset Mary ,love the brightness of the sun. Well Done.
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 17, 2011, 10:57:46 PM
 :tickedoff: For some reason, I am having trouble with this painting! :tickedoff:  :tickedoff: Nothing particular, just everything!   Sorry, just venting! I'm sure I will get it finished sooner or later.  :)
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2011, 05:42:32 AM
Mary & Helenty, you've both done great jobs of your sunset landscape pics  :clap:
What's amazing me is, just how people are producing very good paintings yet I have personally seen people on a course to become Instructors paint like kids! This must stand testament to Nolan & Dennis' teachings on here. Outstanding. 
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Post by: nolan on October 18, 2011, 07:45:04 AM
C maybe you're just having one of those off days, it happens to all of us.  :crazy2: Put it aside for a day or two and then you will see, it will all flow nicely again  O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 18, 2011, 03:36:08 PM
I really struggled with this painting! :sweat: It looked so simple.  ??? I think my boat grew!  :)
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 18, 2011, 03:51:08 PM
C B. I like your rendition of this painting. You may have struggled but it was worth it in the end. I say well done and be proud of your lovely work.  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 18, 2011, 07:32:35 PM
Well despite the struggle, it turned out beautifully C  :yippee: well done O0

One small addition - add a reflection of the back mountain in the water, to the left of the sun's reflection. Not as dark as the front mountains reflection, but in the same style. That will ground the back mountain O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 18, 2011, 08:10:17 PM
Nolan,

How do I blend the reflection into the other paint since it  is almost dry? (newbie question  :blush:  :)  )

Thank you Tony
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Post by: nolan on October 18, 2011, 08:14:39 PM
if it's almost dry, then you will have to wait until it's completely dry and do a colour wash. You can see how to do it in Part 3 of the Beginner Flower Painting tutorial (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/index.php?replay=6) - about 1:45min in
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Post by: Val on October 18, 2011, 11:10:54 PM
Excellent job C. I like your use of lighter colours here. Your boat reminds me of my old boat...spoon bow, canoe stern...very classic design. Well done.  :clap:
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Post by: Gloria on October 18, 2011, 11:47:13 PM
Beautiful painting C. Nice clean colours. :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 19, 2011, 01:28:32 AM
 :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny: Val, that is hysterical!  I don't know anything about boats!  All I know is this one kept growing and growing! I am glad to hear it actually resembles a real boat! ;D

Gloria, thank you!
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Post by: Val on October 19, 2011, 09:45:48 AM
One of the joys of painting....we're constantly surprising ourselves.  :heeha: Sometimes its even good!  >:D
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Post by: patindaytona on October 19, 2011, 02:44:06 PM
Good work on your painting C.B.    It takes courage to always do the next one doesn't it.   You're doing real well O0
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 19, 2011, 04:13:45 PM
 
Nolan, I did as you suggested.  The shadow under the left mountain may extend out too far, though. 

Thank you, Pat.
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Post by: Val on October 19, 2011, 07:13:21 PM
 :clap: Looks good to me...  O0
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Post by: nolan on October 19, 2011, 07:29:32 PM
that's perfect C :clap:

Notice how that has not only grounded the back mountain, but the additional contrast has also made the reflection of the sun look brighter, well done O0
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Post by: Val on October 19, 2011, 07:30:42 PM
That's exactly what I thought to!  :2funny:
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 19, 2011, 08:45:43 PM
Thanks to all! :  :flowers:  Now, on to the next project!  :)
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Post by: claude on October 21, 2011, 10:45:17 PM
Trying to upload my landscape but it doesn't work. No it's not too big, 420kb.  :help:
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Post by: thegrindre on October 21, 2011, 11:07:15 PM
Have you tried to create and put it in your album? Any size works there.  O0
Are you sure it's in .jpg format?
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Post by: claude on October 22, 2011, 01:01:29 AM
I have an album? :confused:
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Post by: claude on October 22, 2011, 01:17:23 AM
I did'nt know I had an album. I found it, uploaded my landscape and now how can I post it here?
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Post by: thegrindre on October 22, 2011, 01:18:43 AM
There is a little short tag under details. Copy and paste that to a post here.
It's called, BBC embed code
Great! You got it, Claude...  :clap:
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Post by: claude on October 22, 2011, 01:28:23 AM
Merci monsieur. Here goes
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 22, 2011, 06:02:54 AM
Well done Claude! They are mighty big mountains! I wouldn't fancy climbing them. I hear they're like that in NZ. Dennis, Nolan?  :help:
Your boat sets the scene for the size. You've produced great perspective in the receding mountains. I'm not keen on that fluff cloud on the upper left.
Good job.  :clap:
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Post by: dennis on October 22, 2011, 07:08:58 AM
Yes we do - but then most countries have high mountains each with their own beauty and uniqueness. Our most beautiful mountains are in the South Island with the Southern Alp Range and  especially the extreme  southwest with their deep gorges and  almost perpendicular sides - breath-taking  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on October 22, 2011, 11:51:33 AM
What hits me first is there doesn't appear to be any shadow from your recessed mountains, and maybe soften the shoreline on the left at the same time.
Love the way you did the mountains (almost put martians!), very dramatic.  :clap:
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Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2011, 04:59:02 PM
Hey where do I go to fine the sunset tutorial? :confused: I went in to the watch paint basket tv now, but it was not in there.
So where do I go.   :(
Nina
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Post by: NHC50 on December 14, 2011, 05:03:38 PM
Never mind I found it. I was looking for the words sunset Painting tutorial. Little slow today.  :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on December 14, 2011, 08:29:41 PM
hmm, I wonder if I shouldn't call it that? The idea was to ensure folks follow the classes sequentially.

I will post a new topic to get input on that one.
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Post by: Maryna on December 18, 2011, 04:05:10 PM
I did the sky and now waiting for it to dry. But looking at my painting my cyrus clouds look too much/many/large, can I later fix it when the painting is dry? If so how? Do I need to work in the yellowish colour on top?  :)
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Post by: nolan on December 18, 2011, 08:38:40 PM
You don't have to stick to my colours no.

It is best to either paint all the clouds in while wet, or all clouds in while dry. I find that using a combination gives totally different clouds, so it ends looking odd. So if you are not happy with your clouds and it's still wet, then rather just blend them in to get a smooth sky, then paint the clouds in when the sky is dry. That way you can add and remove clouds until you are happy
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Post by: Maryna on December 19, 2011, 04:27:33 AM
Thanks, managed to soften it out, looks better, but still not what I want. Will send picture when I am done  :)
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Post by: nolan on December 19, 2011, 08:35:30 AM
great stuff, looking forward to seeing it Maryna
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Post by: cknoll on December 20, 2011, 12:37:40 PM
Your painting requires more work(e.g. Mountains and reflection of Sun in water.
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Post by: Gloria on December 20, 2011, 03:12:43 PM
You did great Claude.
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Post by: NHC50 on December 26, 2011, 07:34:49 PM
Here is my first oil painting for the sunset. I cannot get my foreground mountain to look right, I keep adding highlight but it is not looking right. Let me know what I am doing wrong. Also if there is anything else i need to change. Thanks Nina
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Post by: nolan on December 26, 2011, 07:39:32 PM
great painting Nina, I think what is bothering you is that there is a distinct separation between the highlight and shadow areas on the front mountain which if you stand back basically forms a "corner" you would want to add some mid tone values in between. Maybe you can try THIS  (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,171.0.html)trick to help you visualise the mountain?
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Post by: Val on December 28, 2011, 07:09:50 AM
Great start Nina  :clap: Nice soft colouring in the sunset. Gives the painting an almost cool wintry feel.
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Post by: thegrindre on December 29, 2011, 04:47:53 AM
That's my impression, too. Looks very cold in your part of the world.
You did a great job, Nina... Well done.  O0
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Post by: tshow on December 31, 2011, 01:22:05 AM
Claude, love the colors!  I like the mountains, birds in the sky and the various shades of color.

Tom
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Post by: Anthony on March 12, 2012, 01:10:45 AM
I'm new to Paintbasket and having a good time catching up. I'm like a kid on Christmas morning seeing all the presents and not knowing which ones to open first, but I'm having a wonderful time.

I immensely enjoyed the sunset painting!

Thank you Nolan and Dennis for offering these classes and making them so non-intimidating and stress-free.

Anthony

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Post by: C.Bodine on March 12, 2012, 02:21:22 AM
 :welcome: to the PB family, Anthony! You will love it here! Great teachers and great members! You have done a beautiful job on your sunset painting. :clap:
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Post by: Leana on March 12, 2012, 07:42:19 AM
 :heeha: wow Anthony... nice job on your Sunset painting.  :clap:
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Post by: Val on March 12, 2012, 10:12:56 AM
 :bigwelcome:  Welcome to the 'Rowdy Bunch' Anthony. Life will never be the same!  :2funny:
Your sunset painting is lovely, a really soft feel to it. Love it.  :clap:  O0  Look forward to seeing more of your works and hope you'll join us here on the forum often. Questions?....none too big, too small, too soppy....just like our drawings/paintings, bring them all. We'll do our best to help if we can and if we confuse you too much... Dennis and Nolan can sort out anything!  :smart:   :smart:
Enjoy!
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Post by: Lillian on March 12, 2012, 11:52:34 AM
 :welcome: to Paintbasket, Anthony!  I'm glad you're enjoying it here and diving right in.

I love your painting!  Marvelously smooth blending!
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Post by: nolan on March 12, 2012, 07:55:44 PM
Thanks for posting Anthony, great job, love the soft colours :clap:

and of course...

:bigwelcome: to the family  :yippee:
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Post by: Anthony on March 12, 2012, 08:49:02 PM
 :thankyou:Thanks for the welcome, everyone! I look forward to seeing more of each of your paintings and being part of the "rowdy bunch!"  :)
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Post by: C.Bodine on March 12, 2012, 08:51:50 PM
Nolan and Dennis try very hard to keep us under control!  :whistle:
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Post by: Val on March 13, 2012, 09:47:28 AM
 ;D   O0
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Post by: Anthony on March 13, 2012, 06:44:13 PM
 I'll try to remember to be on my best behavior.  :) 

Val: The sunset scene reminds me of a view I'm sure you're familiar with. Charlotte Amalie at sunset. Tranquil, with the light reflecting off the water.I've witnessed it a couple of times and have wanted to paint it. Now that I have some knowledge of how to go about it, I just may try it.
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Post by: Val on March 14, 2012, 01:16:28 AM
We are anchored in Charlotte Amalie now. Sunset would make a stunning painting here.  O0
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Post by: Anthony on March 14, 2012, 02:02:56 AM
 :envy: I'm so envious, Val!
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Post by: Anya on March 14, 2012, 03:45:48 AM
Anthony, you have done a superb job of blending, I particularly love the sky,   :clap: :clap: :clap:

And welcome to PB, you will learn so much.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 14, 2012, 06:38:19 AM
Anthony, you are right to be pleased with your painting. It's very good and, I too like the serene calm aspect it exudes. Well done.  :clap:
PS There are a few naughty members who rock the boat now and then on here. (Shhhh one called Val and, the other is called Claude!). Be careful, they will get you into trouble!  :2funny:
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Post by: Val on March 14, 2012, 11:38:05 AM
 :think:  Tony .... I can't refer to your naughty accusations by calling you Anthony anymore .... Anthony would think 'HE' was in trouble all the time ....
Being a sailor I can think of a few things ..   :stress: .. but this is a family place!  ;D
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Post by: nolan on March 16, 2012, 08:39:30 PM
we are all  :angel: here, promise  :whistle:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on March 16, 2012, 08:52:56 PM
:think:  Tony .... I can't refer to your naughty accusations by calling you Anthony anymore .... Anthony would think 'HE' was in trouble all the time ....
Being a sailor I can think of a few things ..   :stress: .. but this is a family place!  ;D

Ah! lol!  :2funny: :2funny:  I can blame Anthony from now on!  :fight: :knuppel2:
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Post by: Val on March 18, 2012, 11:56:29 AM
 :nono:
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Post by: Maryna on April 15, 2012, 05:30:48 PM
Looks good, just remember to place your items like the boat on the 3rd.  O0

My sunset painting was my very first, I did it before the tulip and it is still may favorite :)
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Post by: Lillian on April 15, 2012, 05:32:29 PM
Beautiful, Martina!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 15, 2012, 05:43:27 PM
You've done a great job of this painting and, especially in acrylics!  :clap: :clap: You are right to be proud of those mountains, they are awesome. If I can just make one tiny comment, it'd be to check with Nolan if the reflection of the boat is in the right direction.
Well done  :clap:
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Post by: Maryna on April 15, 2012, 06:31:55 PM
oh my Tony, saw that now, think the reflection should be the other way.

But it is still a great painting.
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Post by: Martina on April 15, 2012, 07:09:12 PM
Thank you very much for your nice comments!
You are absolutely right about the boat and the refection. The boat didn't look right to me and I thought it's because it is not parallel to the horizon. But the reflection should be in the same direction as the reflection of the mountain.
Thank you! For this reason I really love the forum  :hug:

I think I will try this again with warmer colours, an orangy sunset perhaps...

But my next project on the to do list is a portrait of my dogs. I want to do one in watercolour and one in acrylics. This will be exciting...
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Post by: NHC50 on April 15, 2012, 07:13:07 PM
I like your mountains Martina. Great job.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: C.Bodine on April 15, 2012, 10:06:18 PM
I'm breaking out in a sweat just thinking about keeping up with you!!!! ;) Really beautiful!  You are doing a great job wiht acrylics!
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Post by: Martina on April 16, 2012, 07:43:50 PM
:thankyou: very much Nina and C. :) :blush:
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Post by: jennylynn on April 16, 2012, 08:44:14 PM
absolutely love your mountains really awesome!!!  can't wait to see your next project! 
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Post by: nolan on April 16, 2012, 10:06:11 PM
Looks great Martina, you are really going like a Boeing at the moment  :clap:

Add a touch more detail to the front mountain - the large flat dark area is attracting too much attention. Use a low contrast colour
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Post by: Martina on April 17, 2012, 12:15:36 PM
 :thankyou: very much Nolan.
I will do as you recommend.  :)  :)  :)
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Post by: Harald on April 19, 2012, 02:37:51 PM
My sunset at last.
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Post by: Gloria on April 19, 2012, 02:39:42 PM
It turned out beautifully Harald. The sky is so luminous.
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Post by: NHC50 on April 19, 2012, 02:45:28 PM
Beautiful job Harald.   O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Maryna on April 19, 2012, 02:53:48 PM
 :clap: very nice
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Post by: sapphirelynn on April 19, 2012, 02:55:41 PM
way to go Harald :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: jennylynn on April 19, 2012, 03:23:13 PM
bravo harald absolutley love everything about this painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ImBatman on April 19, 2012, 05:27:59 PM
Nice work Harald :clap:

I'm about to do the same. Did you do everything the same as Nolan? Or did you blend from the sun out and do the blue of the sky last to help that final blending? That was what I was thinking I'd need to do.

I was thinking if I did the blue first the damn stuff would have dried well and truly before I got to blend it with the pale yellow.

Batman.
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Post by: Lillian on April 19, 2012, 05:50:09 PM
Truly an awesome painting, Harald.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very well done!

 :oops:  I gave credit to the wrong person and had to come back when I noticed it!  Great to have a 'modify' button.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 19, 2012, 06:29:37 PM
Harald, you've done a great job of your painting. Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Harald on April 19, 2012, 08:23:49 PM
Many thanks for encouraging comments. It gives new inspiration.  Batman. I found the blendings very difficult, without the paint dried during the process. I tried several times with different retarders, also Lescoux ultra retarders. Everything seemed difficult. I was not quick enough with these materials. I bought then the Golden Open acrylic color and got more time to fine blend. Never used this before but am sure that I have found a good supplement. It helped me to follow Nolans instructions.
Regards Harald
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Post by: jennylynn on April 19, 2012, 08:55:25 PM
bravo harald absolutley love everything about this painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ImBatman on April 20, 2012, 12:13:42 AM
Thanks Harald

If you haven't yet, I suggest you jump ahead to the "How to paint oils in acrylics tutorial." It was the first of the whole series that I painted and found it very useful to begin with, being guided through the tricks to transfer the oils lessons to acrylics.

If you have a look at the thread in the forum about it and go through a few pages, you'll find my result and I managed to get some pretty even blending going on by following Nolan's tips.

I'm gonna give this one a go following Nolan's method exactly and try keeping that blue alive with retarder and the fine water mist until ready to merge with the light yellow.

You may have had some trouble with your blendings, but that mountain in the forground looks really good.

Batman.
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Post by: dennis on April 20, 2012, 05:21:42 AM
Harald I love the glow you managed to get in the water  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: C.Bodine on April 20, 2012, 11:49:13 AM
 :clap: I really like the front mountain. Everything looks great! O0
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Post by: Martina on April 20, 2012, 12:22:14 PM
Wonderful painting Harald  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Everything looks very nice  :)
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Post by: nolan on April 20, 2012, 08:36:22 PM
Great job Harald  :clap: :clap: I like the texture you have created in the mountains O0
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Post by: Marilin on April 29, 2012, 05:24:55 PM


Follow up your work and created this new scenario
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Post by: dennis on April 29, 2012, 05:28:04 PM
I like this one.   It has a nice mood to it. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: NHC50 on April 29, 2012, 05:41:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: very well done Marilin.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: pnewcomer1 on April 29, 2012, 06:18:44 PM
Very nice Marilin  :clap: :clap:
Penny
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Post by: Lillian on April 29, 2012, 06:29:03 PM
Lovely!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 29, 2012, 06:40:02 PM
That was a nice surprise! Well done Marilin  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Marilin on April 29, 2012, 07:58:16 PM
 :thankyou:...Thanks,  everyone...my eyes is open more when Nola explain what you need before you paint any landscape or anything mix the color first, dark, medium and light....Now and looking i see my paint more details. :fight:...
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Post by: Marilin on April 29, 2012, 08:01:32 PM
Denis...you said in the tape:  How the sun is reflect in the sky, when the sun is close the light in the sky is behind, when the sun is up the light reflected out... :thankyou:
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Post by: Val on April 30, 2012, 12:11:29 AM
Well done Marilin   :clap:   :clap:  I quite like monochromatic  paintings. Its interesting how you can shape the mood.   O0
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Post by: nolan on April 30, 2012, 08:14:48 PM
great twist on the painting, love it :clap:
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Post by: Marilin on April 30, 2012, 10:39:53 PM
 :thankyou:  I have a gread teacher. :yippee:
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Post by: Sandra Haley on May 01, 2012, 02:58:44 PM
 :clap: :yippee:fantastic job!
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Post by: Harald on May 03, 2012, 09:46:46 PM
Many thanks for the komments, and Batman I will take the acrylic lesson, ovarall here it is a lot to learn. Harald
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Post by: Anya on May 04, 2012, 02:01:59 AM
Wonderful Harald, I particularly like your sky.
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Post by: pnewcomer1 on May 04, 2012, 08:14:15 PM
Very beautiful Harold, the mountains are fantastic and the reflection is wonderful  :clap: :clap:

Penny
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Post by: Val on May 05, 2012, 12:44:45 PM
 :congrats:  I think its pretty much been covered....well done Harald.   O0
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Post by: Leana on May 11, 2012, 08:48:54 AM
Harald  :clap: :clap: :clap: great job on your sunset  O0
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Post by: Leana on May 11, 2012, 08:51:42 AM
Nicely done Martina  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on May 11, 2012, 12:05:15 PM
Lovely Martina
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Post by: Martina on May 13, 2012, 03:40:08 PM
 :thankyou: so much for you comments, Leana and Bhavna  :)
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Post by: Bhavna on May 24, 2012, 01:59:13 PM
Here is my try on Sunset and boat in oil color. I am not happy with my mountains but before reworking on it I need experts help .
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Post by: Maryna on May 24, 2012, 02:35:37 PM
very nice,

Give a bit more reflection of the other mountain on the left in the water :)
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Post by: Lillian on May 24, 2012, 11:53:41 PM
Very nice, Bhavna.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on May 25, 2012, 01:41:46 AM
Thanks Maryna ,I will try to implement your Suggestion.
Thank you Lillian.
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Post by: nolan on May 29, 2012, 03:48:53 AM
The painting is very well executed, great shadings Bhavna  O0

What is bothering you about the mountains is the repetitive patterns formed by the valley shadings, make each valley unique
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Post by: C.Bodine on May 29, 2012, 02:01:38 PM
I think it is a very nice painting! :clap: Good job! I think you will like your painting more once you implement Nolan's suggestion.
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Post by: Bhavna on May 29, 2012, 02:10:13 PM
Thanks Nolan. I knew there is some thing wrong with my mountain..but i was not able to figure out.
Thanks C sure i will implement Nolan's suggestion.
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Post by: pnewcomer1 on May 29, 2012, 02:23:08 PM
Bhavna, love the painting it has a soft feel to it.

Penny
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Post by: andrewp on July 26, 2012, 02:17:26 AM
my first try  :painting:
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Post by: andrewp on July 26, 2012, 02:41:45 AM
this is oil 8-)
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Post by: C.Bodine on July 26, 2012, 02:59:29 AM
Andrew, you have done a very nice job on your sunset painting! O0 I like the colors and the birds.
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Post by: andrewp on July 26, 2012, 04:09:34 AM
Thank you, C.Bodine, there is must be a orange color near the sun - white - yellow- orange - pink.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 26, 2012, 05:41:06 AM
Very nice painting!   :clap: :clap:
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Post by: jennylynn on July 26, 2012, 07:56:13 AM
hi andrew this is the painting that i saw on your journal,  for your first painting fantastic really well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on July 26, 2012, 11:32:18 AM
Beautiful painting, Andrew!  Nice work!  I love the colors.   :smitten:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Oana on July 26, 2012, 11:38:56 AM
Love it. The colours are so happy...
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Post by: polliwag on July 26, 2012, 12:37:54 PM
Nice job! O0  Very serene!
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Post by: nolan on July 27, 2012, 11:09:53 PM
Great job Andrew, The colours are wonderful and lively, yet peaceful  :clap:
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Post by: anki on August 12, 2012, 04:51:46 PM
Hello painterfriends in the distances.
Here is my seascape. Don't look at the signature. I rubbed it out because I found it a bit big and I will redo it later. No I am blind from working at it. My fingers are blue! They shoulden't! I must be careful not to paint the dog! but I have no dog!! How does it look?
Anki
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Post by: NHC50 on August 12, 2012, 06:25:03 PM
I THINK YOU DID A FINE JOB.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
NINA  :flowers:
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Post by: anki on August 12, 2012, 06:27:44 PM
Thank you so much Nina for your encouragements.
Anki :thankyou:
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Post by: Val on August 14, 2012, 03:12:46 AM
 :wave:  Hi Anki, I'm just trying to catch up on some of the posts and paintings.   :sweat:  Miss a couple of days and its a full time job just seeing the new works of art!   ;D
I love the soft colours of your sky and the reflections look very good. Very nicely done Anki.   :clap:   :clap:

I must be careful not to paint the dog! but I have no dog!!

Did you find out who owns the blue dog?   :whistle:    :2funny:   :2funny:
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Post by: anki on August 14, 2012, 07:39:37 AM
Thank you Val. I am flattered that an artist like you apreciate my painting. I can understand that you se a lot of seascapes for the moment and it will be exiting to see some pictures.  :boat:
I wish you a good continuation.
Anki
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Post by: Lillian on August 14, 2012, 11:53:33 AM
Anki, I love your painting!  It's very beautiful!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

You've done a great job of blending the colours.  I love the sky and that distant mountain.

You're a very good artist.
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Post by: anki on August 14, 2012, 01:40:14 PM
Thank you so much Lillian, it's so stimulating to hear  your nice compliments. And you have a little word for everyone.  You are like a little  :angel: in the paintbasket.
 :flowers: for you
Anki
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Post by: Val on August 14, 2012, 02:41:16 PM
 ;D  Thank you Anki for some high praise...in actuality I am an artist in training much as yourself. Whatever level or stage I attain, I credit to the guidance of Dennis & Nolan. Like the lighthouse on the shore, they are my beacon.
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Post by: C.Bodine on August 14, 2012, 02:43:30 PM
Anki, beautifully done! :clap:  :clap:
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Post by: polliwag on August 14, 2012, 03:40:44 PM
Anki, very lovely and so serene..  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: anki on August 14, 2012, 04:10:36 PM
Thank you Bodine and Polliwag. So nice to hear.  :hug:
Anki
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Post by: anki on August 14, 2012, 04:20:10 PM
Val, I agree with you that we never stop learning and Dennis and Nolans teaching is so technical that I can imagin even if you know a lot it is stimulating  to get new influences. And to meet other "artists" at all levels. So little the world becomes. :hug:
Anki
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Post by: Val on August 14, 2012, 08:50:07 PM
So true Anki.
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Post by: nolan on August 18, 2012, 01:57:42 AM
Wonderful Painting Anki  :yippee: :yippee:

I love the detail in the mountains and of course the colours are spot on  :clap: :clap:
If I had to be fussy, I would suggest darkening the reflection of the boat against the boat a shade or two, but really that is just because You have done such a good job here that that small change is just to get it 100% perfect.
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Post by: anki on August 18, 2012, 06:15:28 AM
Thank you Nolan,
I realy apreciate your expert advices   :thankyou:         and I will go to action and post it on later. What I wanted to add  was a  mark after the boat which you can see even if there is no wind but was afraid of spoiling the whole thing if I did it wrong. As you said one thing at the time. Slowly forwards. :run:
Anki
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Post by: anki on August 20, 2012, 02:46:56 PM
Here is my seascape after retouch I am not quite sure that I did right with that shadow. Should I have left some light against the boat. If so shall I add it on the top or wipe off?  :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
Anyhow I wipe off my front because the temperature stands on 37° C. But I like the heat so I shall not complain. Probably we go for a swim this evening when the sun is lower and less people around.
 :help: Can anybody tell me if it is possible to previeuw the picture before posting? Just to be sure that I sent the right one.   :thankyou: in advance.
Anki 
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Post by: Lillian on August 20, 2012, 05:50:06 PM
I think you have the perfect painting there, Anki.   :congrats:

You can see your photo after you put it in your gallery.  You can click on it to enlarge it.  When you put it in your gallery, it goes into the main gallery on the forum as well. 

In your gallery, you can delete any photo.  Just look for the Delete button.  I hope this helps.
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Post by: Val on August 21, 2012, 01:36:05 PM
Hi Anki, When you are ready to post, look beside the 'post' button, there is a preview button beside it. Your post will preview as it will appear. You may have to scroll up to see the preview. If it looks good, just scroll back down to your post and hit the post button. Voila!

I like the way the boat is sailing out from under the shadow, beautiful job.   O0
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Post by: anki on August 21, 2012, 02:58:13 PM
Hi Val, Thanks for your reply. I did discover the previeuw botton, but  the picture does not show. It only comes up ones I sent it?  :idiot2:   I am glad you like my seascape.
And thanks Lillian for that explanation. I am becoming familiar with this thanks to you all. :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
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Post by: Val on August 21, 2012, 09:59:12 PM
 :oops:  You're right Anki. I don't think I've ever used it to check a painting...guess I wouldn't know if I put the wrong one!   :eek:
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Post by: nolan on August 23, 2012, 05:44:39 AM
if you use the gallery feature then you can see the image in preview mode O0
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Post by: Riya on August 30, 2012, 02:10:47 PM
The last painting from the free course and I like it.

I started yesterday and painted the sky, clouds and mountains. It was my first try on 'real' mountains and I was surprised that I had to use the pink skycolour for the highlights, but it just worked :heeha:

I finished today and I'm quite happy with my little sunset. :smitten: The boat was a real challenge without drawing :sweat: but I think it looks nice. The boat is not on the right spot (yet), it's a little under the first 1/3 line, but the captain is still sailing a little more to the left to see more of the sunset, just made this 'photo' to early.  :2funny: I better had waited a few more minutes. :2funny: :2funny:

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Post by: C.Bodine on August 30, 2012, 02:28:09 PM
Rita, your sunset painting looks really nice.  I had trouble with my boat, too.  It just kept getting bigger and bigger.  I had to stop before it turned into a cruise ship! :2funny:
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Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 02:41:46 PM
Rita, I really like your painting, especially the sky.  It's beautiful!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: anki on August 30, 2012, 02:47:37 PM
Rita a wonderful version of the sunset.  :) Looks beautiful with that yellow on the sea and the clouds. I did mine recently and enjoyed it very much. It must be much harder in acrylics because of the quick dryingtime. You made such nice shadings! About the Captain, difficult to control the boss of the boat!!!  :boat:
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Post by: NHC50 on August 30, 2012, 05:15:32 PM
Rita very nicely done. Love the colors.  O0 O0  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Riya on August 30, 2012, 07:04:27 PM
Thank you, C, Lillian, Anki and Nina for your lovely comments. :flowers:

This was the first painting I did with my notebook next to me :yippee:.....this is sooo much easier. No more  :run: up and down the stairs, making photo's and forget everything when finaly back at my painting. :2funny: Or sitting downstairs with paints, brushes and painting (3 times up and down stairs :tickedoff:) and walking there up and down from table to computer, and finding the cat on my chair after returning, and hairs in my paint :tickedoff: . .....I just love :smitten: my notebook and PaintBasket,  :smart: Perfect team :clap: O0 :smitten:
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Post by: anki on August 30, 2012, 10:03:49 PM
That notebook realy was a good idéa.   :yippee:  My computer is in my paintingroom. Quite practical. :yippee:
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Post by: Val on August 31, 2012, 12:03:35 AM
OK .. get your bats out ...  >:D  just wondering here ... the foremost mountain, (right side) should it not be darker down to the waters edge? Just asking...   :-\
Other than that, beautiful painting   O0  Your boat looks very much like a Fisher 47.  Excellent job   O0
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Post by: Riya on August 31, 2012, 08:43:18 AM
Anki and Val,  :thankyou: for your nice comments. :flowers:
Val, you are right, there is some haze around the bottom of that mountain, but mine is very heavy mist :2funny: Maybe that's why my boat isn't in the right place, the captain got lost in a thick fogbank  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Maybe I'll lighten it a bit, let's see what Nolan think's. ( :nono: :idiot2: haze,  :tickedoff: no fogbank :knuppel2: :uglystupid2: ) :2funny: :2funny:

 
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Post by: Val on August 31, 2012, 12:21:18 PM
AH   :heeha:  now I see. If the bottom of the 'fog bank/mist' floated over the water a bit it may better suggest the fog bank as opposed to the solid line of the shoreline? Not sure that made sense...see what Nolan thinks.
Only one more suggestion....paint a little radar dome on your boat's mast. Then the capt. can find his way!  :boat:  ;D
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Post by: nolan on September 03, 2012, 09:12:09 PM
Looks great Rita  :clap:
You just forgot to reflect the distant mountains in the water   O0
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Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on September 05, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
This was my first paint along with nolan....  I think I put the birds too close to the sun. 

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Post by: Mel on September 05, 2012, 02:10:44 PM
I like your painting! and as for the birds i dont think they are to close to the sun.
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Post by: C.Bodine on September 05, 2012, 03:03:59 PM
Nice job, Carolyn.  Good perspective. The birds look fine!
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Post by: Val on September 05, 2012, 03:35:58 PM
Well done Carolyn   :clap:   :clap:  Nice colouring and blending. Your birds give a very pleasant  silhouette against the setting sun.   O0
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Post by: Lillian on September 05, 2012, 03:49:01 PM
You've done a lovely job on your painting, Carolyn.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think the birds are in a good spot.  They show up very nicely against the bright sky.
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Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on September 05, 2012, 05:35:26 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:

Can't wait to start my next one!
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Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on September 05, 2012, 05:43:03 PM
Rita......Great Job!! OMG it looks wonderful!!....  I like the heavy fog..  This must have been difficult in acrylic, since it dries so darn fast :clap:
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Post by: Riya on September 05, 2012, 08:42:48 PM
Nolan and Carolyn, thank you so much for your nice comments. :flowers:

 :blush: I know that I forgot the reflections from the distant mountains, Nolan, but my paint was already dry and I was afraid when putting on the reflections, I would mess up the water and the reflections of the sunset. I'm not quite sure how to get them right, maybe I can use a thin wash, but I know that I'm not great with that.

Hi Carolyn, yes it was a challenge to use acrylics, but I think it looks alright. Maybe I will try it again with oils or I use retarder, which I don't really like to be honest. The paint just wont stay on the canvas.
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Post by: nolan on September 06, 2012, 07:49:02 PM
Awesome job Carolyn

I agree that the birds look good by the sun. You now have lots of contrast so they stand out nicely  O0
What I really like is the sky, lovely blendings and colours  :smitten:
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Post by: nolan on September 06, 2012, 07:49:57 PM
yes, just use a thin colour wash Rita O0
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Post by: Riya on September 13, 2012, 08:52:06 AM
Hope this is better, it took a while because I just didn't dear to put in that thin wash, but yesterday I just had courage enough to do.
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Post by: nolan on September 13, 2012, 09:08:22 PM
there you go  :clap:
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Post by: ImBatman on October 10, 2012, 06:41:13 AM
Hi everyone,

With the weekend heat spell gone, I was able to get in an do my Sunset & Boat class.

It is done in acrylics and you may notice a few of my regular alterations. :2funny:

Let me know what you think.

Sunset & Boat
Sunset & Boat


Batman.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 10, 2012, 08:27:25 AM
OMGosh! You have done a lovely job of that Batman! You need to 'get indoors' some more and treat us to more of your paintings!
I can't spot any of your 'regular alterations'. I'm too busy enjoying the overall look ;)
Well done  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on October 10, 2012, 02:20:18 PM
Awesome, Batman!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  I love the colors.   :smitten:  Well done!   :congrats:
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Post by: Harald on October 10, 2012, 02:37:15 PM
Very fine, the sky and the reflections. :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 10, 2012, 07:14:53 PM
beautiful Batman  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Like the luxury sail boat, it must be Val's cousin sailing there  :heeha:
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 10, 2012, 08:15:48 PM
Beaurtiful, vibrant colors! O0
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Post by: Val on October 10, 2012, 11:42:48 PM
 :2funny: The sailboat was the first thing I noticed! Go figure!  :2funny:
Lovely painting Batman, love the colours in your sky and reflections, wonderful mountains........ yeah, I like this one.  O0
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Post by: lynn p. on October 11, 2012, 02:02:27 AM
Batman--That is gorgeous!! Love the fancy sailboat and especially the beautiful reflections of sun and mountain in the water O0
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Post by: ImBatman on October 11, 2012, 11:42:14 AM
:thankyou: Tony, :thankyou: Lillian, :thankyou: Harald, :thankyou: Rita, :thankyou: Nolan, :thankyou: C. Bodine, :thankyou: Val, :thankyou: lynn. Whew, think that's everyone.

I knew I was going to enjoy doing this one. I was tossing up all along whether to do it on a 16 x 20 (500 x 400mm) single thick canvas or step it up to a 900mm x 600mm gessoed MDF sheet, but ended up deciding on the safer option.

Plenty of :painting: ahead of me, so maybe I can do something similar on a larger scale down the track.

Colour-wise I shifted away from Nolan's choices of colours. From the Matisse Structure colour range I have on hand (not massive, but a bit more extended than Nolan's basic recommendation) I used Magenta, Hansa Yellow, Cerulean Blue and Titanium White. I also used some Pthalo Blue in the mountains and the boat plus a little Alizarin Crimson with the sky colours. So the colours are all still pretty much mixed from a primary colour.

As to the :boat: - Val, I had a feeling this might suck you in :2funny: - well, the boat is the first utilisation of an image from the photos I took on the two photo tours I have been on to gather reference material. You haven't seen it, until now, but I knew exactly how I was going to use it, as the boat sailed by.

Again :thankyou: for the encouragement, break out those colours and keep on :painting:.

Batman.



 
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 11, 2012, 12:09:23 PM
That's good that you have used a photo from your outing Batman! Makes your painting all the more special  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ImBatman on October 11, 2012, 07:23:49 PM
Correctamondo Tony.  O0

That's what I meant when I said I made some of my 'regular alterations'. I like to add a bit more of "me" into my paintings.

Batman.
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Post by: nolan on October 11, 2012, 07:36:19 PM
I like to add a bit more of "me" into my paintings.

 :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:
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Post by: Val on October 11, 2012, 09:09:32 PM
Me? Sucked in? Sure....throw me another line!  :2funny:
I think it's great that you  add a little bit from your own experiences. Keep 'em coming.  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ImBatman on October 11, 2012, 10:22:37 PM
:cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: = Nolan must be getting pretty light headed about now!!!

Careful mate, you might :faint: if you're not careful...  :heeha:  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
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Post by: ohio1959 on February 16, 2013, 01:57:46 AM
I lost my fine line between the big mountain and the water due to not having the masking tape on good enough and the paint went under it. I tried fixing it while wet, but it got worse. I will go back and see if I can get that fine line back in there since it dried. I also noticed I got my boat a little off the 3rds. Overall, I suprised myself....hahahhah.
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Post by: lynn p. on February 16, 2013, 02:07:06 AM
Beautiful, well painted picture.  Like your "pirate ship" :)
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Post by: ohio1959 on February 16, 2013, 02:46:07 AM
 :thankyou:  Lynn .
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Post by: jennylynn on February 16, 2013, 09:09:41 AM
really love it well done on a good painting  :yippee:
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Post by: Bev S. on February 16, 2013, 11:34:35 AM
 Ohio, I'm guessing this is watercolour. . . . right? 
Your sky is beautifully done and the reflection of the sky in the water is tremendous. I know how frustrating it is when things go kerfluie  :pullhair: like when the tape slides around. . . . 
 
I think you are doing great! You may want to leave this one and take what you have learned on to another painting, sometimes that is way less frustrating than trying to fix things. IMHO that is!
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Post by: ohio1959 on February 16, 2013, 01:02:21 PM
Thank You Roxy. I think I will take your advice and move on. I learned so much in this one lesson. I have done it many of times going back to try to fix something and ruin the whole thing. This is actually done in Acrylics. Did I get my paint to thin? Feel free to mention anything I can improve on. I think I remember Nolan state that once you loose that fine line, its very difficult to get it back. I will go back and review the lesson.
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Post by: ohio1959 on February 16, 2013, 01:08:42 PM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn. After viewing the lesson, I think I got my boat heading a little sideways more so than upwards.
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Post by: Bev S. on February 16, 2013, 05:53:37 PM
Ohio. . . .I don't know a thing about Acrylic, except it is on my long list of things I would really like to try!
I'm waiting to read what Nolan has to say. . . . . didn't realize this was part of a lesson. . . . you'll have to forgive me, Ohio,  I am a bit dim and I am very involved in drawing so most everything else goes flying past me! :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on February 16, 2013, 09:42:07 PM
I think you have done a splendid job with this one Ohio  :clap:

At first I thought you had the water levels skew, but then I realised there is a tiny bit of the edge of the canvas showing so I could see the photo was taken at an angle, whew that was a close call  ;D

I would move on to the next painting  O0
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Post by: ohio1959 on February 16, 2013, 11:20:45 PM
Thank you Nolan and Roxy. Yes, I have to agree Nolan... it is alot better. Your teaching of the classes are wonderful and so packed full of info. I'm so glad I found the PB. I'm looking Very forward to this journey of learning how to paint Acrylics. By the way....here is another photo showing the sides.....(sorry Nolan, didnt mean to give you whiplash)...hahhaha :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on February 18, 2013, 09:40:08 PM
that feels better  ;D
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 01, 2013, 06:35:52 AM
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 01, 2013, 06:38:40 AM
Unfinished as yet
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Post by: azbutterfly on March 01, 2013, 10:10:38 AM
Unfinished as yet

 :clap: cool, I like it.
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Post by: jennylynn on March 01, 2013, 10:32:38 AM
love it  O0  can't wait to see the finished painting  :yippee:    :welcome: to pb looking forward to seeing more of your work  O0
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Post by: polliwag on March 01, 2013, 11:45:20 PM
This is so  8) !!
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 01, 2013, 11:55:32 PM
 :clap:keep going  :painting:
aniz
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Post by: Happychappy on March 02, 2013, 11:44:56 PM
FJ, So far so good .... keep going, can't wait to see the finished painting.  Patricia
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Post by: yvonnegraf on March 03, 2013, 03:28:25 PM
I really love this.  It reminds me of the West Coast of Canada. 
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Post by: Val on March 06, 2013, 08:47:44 AM
Love the colouring, love the glow. This is going to be brilliant upon completion.  O0  Looking forward to seeing it.  :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 10, 2013, 08:32:23 PM
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 10, 2013, 08:34:38 PM
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 10, 2013, 09:13:27 PM
Whoops! You have a capital letter I and a space following it. Correct that and it should work. Small I, no space.
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Post by: Val on March 10, 2013, 09:43:58 PM
 
 :whistle:  Couldn't wait to see it!  >:D
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 10, 2013, 10:30:43 PM
Thanks that fixed it
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Post by: nolan on March 11, 2013, 07:49:23 PM
Awesome painting Frank, well done. Great shadings and colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Fjwahlers on March 11, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
 Thanks everyone
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 26, 2013, 08:58:49 PM
this is my sunset before taking sunset lesson,is in oil,any opinien
maria
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Post by: nolan on March 27, 2013, 08:13:32 PM
I like the sandy area in front, it has lots of texture  :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on March 28, 2013, 08:48:15 PM
can you tell me something about the sky,Nolan
i made a picture just ater the storm,i loved the shape of cloud so unbelieveble and i was trying to paint it
maria
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Post by: nolan on April 01, 2013, 08:56:32 PM
I am happy with the sky. normally I would have commented on the unusual shapes of the clouds, but that is clearly the effect you were going for O0
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 02, 2013, 06:15:11 PM
 :thankyou:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 18, 2013, 09:42:11 PM
its in oil,actualy its from march topic and i called it ALONE
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Post by: nolan on April 24, 2013, 09:19:32 PM
looks good Aniz. :clap:

I would however smooth out the sky or define the clouds some more  O0
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 25, 2013, 07:23:57 AM
unfortunatly i cant
this is the painting i was talking about,that is something wrong with canvas,i called it oily canvas
i was trying many times but it was going worst,the paint was so sticky on this canvas and every time was when i tought it with brash the marks of it wjere staying, so i had to live it like this :heeha: :'(,i do not know what to do else
maria
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Post by: Val on April 25, 2013, 07:13:12 PM
With the difficulties you have had with this canvas....I'm surprised how well you have done. I can just imagine the painting on a good canvas...... WOW!  O0 :clap: :clap: Your persistence will take you far.
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 28, 2013, 04:39:43 PM
 :thankyou:
maria
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Post by: polliwag on April 28, 2013, 07:15:17 PM
Aniz, I started an oil on a "prepared" canvas only to be told that I should have put gesso on it anyway... I was off to a good start... Don't know whether to finish it or start over.
I think you have done well.  Sorry for all the problems you've encountered.
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Post by: polliwag on April 28, 2013, 07:18:27 PM
Missed this one Frank... It's beautiful... Glad I caught up with this post!
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Post by: PerkyRN on April 28, 2013, 07:24:18 PM
Not sure a medium would have helped if the canvas was defective......Great Perseverance :sweat:   Good Job  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: PerkyRN on April 28, 2013, 07:37:43 PM
Very Nice Painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on April 28, 2013, 08:37:08 PM
I agree with PerkyRN, nothing you can do if the canvas is defective, best to just redo on a new canvas  :-\
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on April 30, 2013, 05:32:34 PM
next time i wll change the canvas,but i am very staborn so i was ,hard working with my deffect one,but better do not repet me,maria
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 08, 2013, 07:58:57 PM
is in oil 41x33,any coments  :welcome:
maria
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Post by: Zach on May 08, 2013, 08:07:10 PM
Looks great Aniz, the mountain and ships really seam to pop off the canvas. :clap:
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Post by: Germa on May 08, 2013, 08:55:27 PM
I love the sky, but my eyes have a bit of a problem to choose a focal point.
Maybe that's just my problem, because I can't tell you what the reason is, but my eyes 'sink' to the beautiful boats, while I want to stay at the sky with my eyes.

Hope it sounds not completely  :crazy2: or  :uglystupid2:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 09, 2013, 11:38:39 AM
yes Germa,when i was puting all boats almost together for me was loking fearfully and the focal point was going strait to boats which i didnt want
i want the focal point on sunset,so even your eyes go to one of the boats still you have to come back to see the sunset, the  yachts are situating olmost where" the sunset is ending" so still looking at yacht you can see the red or orange colour ane imidietly your eyes coming back to see  the sunset
that was my idea
how does it work,you tell  me ???
maria
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Post by: Val on May 09, 2013, 11:51:48 AM
The bright white of the sails is what is causing the distraction. You could put just a very light shadow wash on the sails to tone them down a bit.
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Post by: Germa on May 09, 2013, 12:39:36 PM
The island seems like a border to me, my eyes seem not to be able to pass the island and stick to the boats.
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Post by: vic ' on May 09, 2013, 05:45:58 PM
Really like the sky, well done.
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Post by: nolan on May 09, 2013, 08:37:41 PM
I agree, awesome sky, well done, and the boats, etc. do pop up off the canvas. You have managed to get a good 3d effect here  :clap:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 15, 2013, 05:08:27 PM
 :thankyou:
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Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 27, 2013, 04:28:34 PM
my next sunset,in oil,30x50,on this i had a problem to show the britness of the sun,it means the yellow and red-orange,all the colours seemed to me without life how to change it,how to give more bright to the colours,i am mixing and mixing the colours but nothing satisfite me :confused:,any sugestions  :welcome:
maria
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 07, 2013, 04:04:23 AM
Really like your painting Great job!  :clap:   

Maybe I should try to finish mine   :-\
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 11, 2013, 04:57:53 AM
MSW,

Nice work.  I love the fine details - the boat is perfect!

aloha

mea
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 11, 2013, 05:41:59 AM
 :thankyou:  Mea, just not happy with the reflection of the boat, thinking angle of reflection is off, considering where sun is coming from, should lean more to the right of the boat.  Don't think I could fix it at this time though... so DONE   :yippee:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 11, 2013, 05:50:21 AM
Oh, I see what you mean, MSW, about the boat's shadow.  Had you not mentioned it, I never would have noticed.

It's still a work to be proud of!

Done - sounds good to me.

aloha

mea
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 11, 2013, 01:25:03 PM
the ole 'we are our worst critics' theory at work...   :heeha:
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Post by: polliwag on June 11, 2013, 02:32:29 PM
Regardless, MSW,  this is extraordinary work.  ( I didn't notice it either.. :) :) )
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 11, 2013, 03:49:14 PM
ok, so I am crazy   :2funny:  I took out the reflection of the boat and redid some yellow... will wait for it to dry and repaint boat reflection  ::)
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Post by: Val on June 11, 2013, 04:42:44 PM
Should be interesting to see what Monsieur Nolan has to say......  :whistle:
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Post by: stoney on June 11, 2013, 05:07:57 PM
Not crazy, just wanting to correct something you discovered with your "artist's eye" which won't take long.  :)
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Post by: vic ' on June 11, 2013, 05:48:45 PM
 O0 like it.
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Post by: nolan on June 11, 2013, 08:41:14 PM
Beautiful sunset :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I love the clouds and your colours, very inviting  :clap:

The reflection of the boat is just fine  O0

Just be careful of signing so close to the edge of the canvas, you are going to pick up problems when framing.
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Post by: Val on June 11, 2013, 10:29:50 PM
 :eek: Sue....put it back....put it back!  ;D
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 12, 2013, 12:45:48 PM
 :thankyou:  Nolan for the tip on signature.  I kind of want to change it to make it 'flow' a little more, like yours does.  ;)   Will play with it before I do the next one, and I won't put it so close to the edge  :promise:

 :2funny: Val... yes I will but it will be different  8)
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Post by: Val on June 12, 2013, 02:02:11 PM
Looking forward to it.  :)
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 13, 2013, 12:35:39 PM
waiting for paint to dry is like watching a sloth climb up a tall tree   :2funny:
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Post by: Val on June 13, 2013, 06:54:37 PM
 :yawn:      :2funny:
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Post by: nolan on June 13, 2013, 10:02:00 PM
that is when you start the next painting  :whistle:
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Post by: Alice Huang on June 21, 2013, 04:48:55 AM
Alice's first oil painting:

Feedback please.

Cheers,
Alice
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on June 21, 2013, 04:57:27 AM
Alice,

Took me a few seconds to realize I needed to look at it sideways.  Nice reflection of the sun on the water.  Love the three birds.

Keep at it.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Alice Huang on June 21, 2013, 07:38:52 AM
Try to rotate it but not working....it is portrait on my computer though.
Alice
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Post by: jennylynn on June 21, 2013, 01:58:42 PM
nice sunset  O0 great painting for first attempt  :yippee:
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Post by: polliwag on June 21, 2013, 07:12:25 PM
Alice, I started this one months ago... so I can't give you too much advice... I'll wait for Nolan... then maybe I'll finish mine! :2funny:
 
Keep up the good work!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: vic ' on June 21, 2013, 07:14:05 PM
good start  :)
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Post by: Alice Huang on June 22, 2013, 11:41:03 PM
 :thankyou:
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Post by: nolan on June 24, 2013, 09:59:55 PM
Wonderful Alice, if you don't tell anybody, nobody will even know this is your first painting. Just imagine what the 10th and 100th painting is going to look like  :heeha:
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Post by: MSWcrane on June 25, 2013, 01:25:24 PM
Been away up in my NC house and paint is dry now... so I will have to finish the boat shadow and move on to the next :painting:
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Post by: V on November 10, 2013, 10:49:01 PM
Been a while since i picked up the brush. Here's my attempt :D :
 
 
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Post by: Tania on November 11, 2013, 12:39:48 AM
Nice! :clap: :clap:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 11, 2013, 01:58:08 AM
Vjah,

Wow, your sunset and boat painting is very good.  You'll have to pick up a brush more often.

aloha

mea
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Post by: nolan on November 12, 2013, 08:04:18 PM
Beautiful Vjah, excellent depth and colours in this painting. I especially like the extra colours you have added to the left hand mountain :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: NHC50 on November 12, 2013, 09:35:19 PM
Vjah, this is very pretty.  Good job.  O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Val on November 12, 2013, 11:09:07 PM
Gorgeous!  :heeha: Love your colourings and the sun just peeking through. Really like this one.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: V on November 15, 2013, 10:25:59 PM
I'll take it.  :thankyou:
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Post by: Class Mac on March 05, 2014, 07:28:21 AM
Both children found their first oil painting session quite exhausting. Might have to get an easel myself and join in ;)

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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 05, 2014, 02:29:37 PM
Class Mac,

The children did a good job.  What a wonderful resource PB will be for you.

aloha

mea
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Post by: doina on March 05, 2014, 02:33:30 PM
I am not surprise that they did not like the clean-up, but: THEY DID FANTASTIC PAINTINGS! :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 05, 2014, 03:40:43 PM
Good for them! Very nice paintings. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 05, 2014, 03:42:07 PM
Serene and very pretty! :smitten:
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 05, 2014, 06:44:58 PM
They are both awesome paintings, well done to them both  :clap: The blending and reflections on the left are very well done and I love the birds in the right hand painting  :)
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Post by: Class Mac on March 05, 2014, 11:58:39 PM
The painting on the left was done by the eldest of my two teenagers. She joined Paintbasket yesterday and has been busy posting her portrait sketches! She's loving it here ;)
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Post by: sally13 on March 06, 2014, 12:23:15 AM
Fantastic job guys,  :welcome: to PB you are gonna love every minute of it. You are both off to a fantastic start with those 2 wonderful paintings.
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Post by: nolan on March 07, 2014, 12:01:24 AM
well done guys, great shading work :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sharon Wanner on March 19, 2014, 07:18:59 PM

My very first attempt at oil painting. Just got around to posting it.

Sharon
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Post by: nolan on March 20, 2014, 02:33:58 AM
if you don't tell anybody that this is your first painting, nobody will ever know it is so good. You can be very proud of this one Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just one bit of advice on the clouds - be careful to shade the bottoms away so they don't form a hard edge. If they do form a hard edge, then the edge needs to be horizontal O0

PS - in your profile you can add your name into the signature field, then you won't have to type it every time ;)
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Post by: sally13 on March 20, 2014, 03:00:32 AM
Beautiful painting Sharon, it has a very nice mood to it.
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 20, 2014, 06:21:02 AM
Wanner/Sharon

Love the range of blues and purples on this painting.

Wow, wow, for a beginner!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on March 20, 2014, 06:34:31 AM
Very cool, I am so looking forward to starting this course and your attempt is very impressive and inspiring  :clap:
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Post by: Sharon Wanner on March 20, 2014, 04:08:48 PM
Thanks everyone for you encouragement and impute, I really appreciate it
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Post by: Val on March 20, 2014, 08:08:40 PM
Super job Sharon  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 22, 2014, 06:04:24 PM
Beautifully done Sharron, love the colours . :clap: :clap: O0
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Post by: Luba on June 23, 2014, 08:55:36 AM
I kind of mixed the sunset class with the seascape class. Not my best but my first. I will do the seascape class too
for its so beautiful. Looks difficult though.
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Post by: neiki1 on June 23, 2014, 11:22:40 AM
That is a beautiful integration of the two classes.  Do you think you will you frame it? 


 :clap:
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Post by: Luba on June 23, 2014, 01:02:24 PM
 :thankyou: Neiki1, framing is very expensie here. So no, I won't. I'll hang like it is. :flowers:
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Post by: Val on June 23, 2014, 07:44:55 PM
Gorgeous, vibrant colours Luba. Lovely job integrating the two lessons, wonderful scene.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: nolan on June 24, 2014, 10:20:51 PM
don't be afraid of the seascape class - you will ace it Luba O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 08, 2014, 07:56:26 PM
Here is my attempt at the sunset and boat.   Any suggestions for improvement very welcome.  Thanks!


P.S. The painting is not as blue in real life as in this digital photo.
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Post by: nolan on July 08, 2014, 09:00:24 PM
looks great Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap:
Just where the water and mountains meet must form pretty much a horizontal line at the base of each mountain  O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 08, 2014, 10:09:15 PM
I did lose the line and tried to make it straight again but didn't succeed.  How can I get it straight now or is it too late? Thanks Nolan.
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Post by: scouserl41 on July 08, 2014, 11:48:31 PM
MaryLou, The colors are very nice and I think your picture may be adding to your problems. If the picture isn't really square to the camera when you take the photograph it can throw off the horizontal lines.
I like to back off from the picture a couple of feet and take the picture so that you have a couple of inches outside the painting in the camera viewfinder. I take several pictures and try and make the edges of the picture square to the viewfinder edge by moving and tilting the camera a little for each shot. When I'm done I'll copy them to the computer and review each picture then crop the best ones to the edge of the painting, pick the one I like best and then publish it.
Brian
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2014, 09:56:02 AM
Thanks Brian. my husband thinks you have a good point because he thought the line looked straight.  I will try and get a better photo and see if, in fact, that is the problem.   :thankyou:

Here is a photo of the painting on the easel....I tried to crop it but my program would not let me crop for some reason....(not that great with the computer)....Funny how the camera does distort things..  One of the picture I took the left hand side of the canvas was curved!  So odd.   Anyway, here is a different view of the painting:

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Post by: scouserl41 on July 09, 2014, 04:27:27 PM
That's better!
The curve is caused by the camera lens if you are too close. You can back off and use a little zoom to get rid of the curve.
I out to put together a little tutorial about taking pictures of your paintings.
Brian
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Post by: njnjgirl on July 09, 2014, 05:04:00 PM
 Thanks Brian, yes, a tutorial for that would be great.  I take very bad photos anyway.  Not good with a camera...but now I know to look for this in the future.  Thanks again! :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 10, 2014, 05:31:50 AM
Well I have finally got out my oils and had a go.  :painting: I have done the first half of the sunset and boat, up to where you take the masking tape off.  I loved it but was really frustrated that I couldn't get the colours right. Especially the blues.  I only have French ultramarine so couldn't use ceralean (spelling?) to mix.  Hills ended up purplish instead but feeling fairly proud. Not sure about my highlighting the clouds and hills, will have to practice.

Is there anything I can do so far to improve?  :blush:

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 10, 2014, 05:37:38 AM
Hey, Lisa.  Good to see your posting.

I really LIKE what you have done here.  I love the purplish hue!!

Just be sure that all four mountains have a distinct tonal value.

Yeah!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 10, 2014, 06:03:11 AM
Thanks Mea, nice to be back. I kind of lost the distinct tonal value when I put the haze and highlighting in  :( not sure what to do to fix it. Was going to have another go at it tomorrow but just got called up to work so will have to be another day. Oh well more money to buy more supplies  ;D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on August 10, 2014, 01:33:59 PM
I like the purples. Very pretty.  :clap:
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Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 10, 2014, 07:29:48 PM
Thank you Natalie  :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on August 10, 2014, 08:02:02 PM
stunning and the colours are just fine :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 10, 2014, 11:27:06 PM
 :heeha: Beautiful!!!  O0 I love the colouring of your mountains, nice depth.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Really looking forward to seeing this complete. Excellent job Lisa. (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50394/1508560.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: liz on August 11, 2014, 02:32:43 AM
What you've done so far looks like the making of a great painting!   :flowers:
~Liz
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 11, 2014, 04:30:29 AM
Wow thanks Val, Nolan and Liz, you should see the smile on my face right now.  :thankyou: :thankyou: ;D

I haven't got any work as of yet for tomorrow and I am secretly hoping for a day at home to do, umm I don't know, maybe some  :painting: ;D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 11, 2014, 09:32:06 AM
 :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fiona on August 11, 2014, 11:15:24 AM
Beautifu; - love the colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 12, 2014, 07:48:20 PM
 :thankyou: Fiona  :)
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on August 12, 2014, 11:00:57 PM
Awsome Fiona, anxious to see the rest. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 14, 2014, 06:26:11 AM
Ok got it finished. Struggled a little with the water and worked out I need a fine paint brush as the boat and birds were hard to do with the brushes I had. But the hardest part of all was the signature  :2funny: I redid it three times and that was after spending half an hour trying different looks and practicing the one I chose, much easier with a pencil  :pullhair: :pullhair: :doh: :eyesclosed:


Any suggestions to improve my very first completed oil painting  ;D much appreciated. The light is hitting the wet paint on the right hand side, making it look a little shiny.

Yours in  :painting:

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 14, 2014, 07:38:54 AM
Lisa,

You did so well for your first oil.  I think it's beautiful.  If there are some technical aspects wrong with it, I can't see them.

I love it - the sun on the water is really pretty peeking out from behind the mountain.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 14, 2014, 07:45:40 AM
Thanks Mea I am really pleased with it.  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on August 14, 2014, 01:36:33 PM
Very pretty and inviting.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on August 14, 2014, 05:17:57 PM
Lisa this is very beautifull and serine.   :congrats: :congrats:  love the purple.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 14, 2014, 11:07:27 PM
Lisa, nobody is going to believe that this is your first painting, awesome job :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 15, 2014, 12:57:00 AM
Fantastic with the birds and boat Lisa  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on August 15, 2014, 04:50:28 AM
Whow Lisa!!! Beautiful
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: jay-bird77 on August 15, 2014, 06:32:16 AM
 Wow you seem to be born with natural talent! Hone your skills,diversify also. Try your gifted hands with various different mediums and tools and techniques,surfaces! If you are in love with art as I am you're sure to go far and possibly,if you're lucky enough you can make a great living making beautiful fine art! PRACTICE,PRACTICE,PRACTICE.....very well blended also I love the palette you've chosen! keep it up....
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 15, 2014, 06:37:07 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie, Danielle, Nolan, Val and Marie for all your kind and inspiring words.  :flowers:

 :thankyou: also Jay, I have been doing the pencil lessons as well and have enjoyed that as well but I am loving the oils which is what I have always wanted to try.  :)

I am looking forward to the next one now. Going to do the tulip next.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 15, 2014, 07:26:27 PM
I am looking forward to the next one now. Going to do the tulip next.

    :yippee:      :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fiona on August 15, 2014, 07:31:58 PM
Fantastic job Lisa - like Nolan says, nobody will believe that this is your first oil painting!  Well done!
  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 16, 2014, 05:54:15 AM
Thanks Fiona  :flowers:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fencepost on August 17, 2014, 04:27:45 AM
Finally finished this class. I am SO slow! :blush:
It's imperfect, but it's a student piece and I learned a great deal and had fun with it. :yippee:
The photo doesn't show details in the mountains well, but they are there.

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 17, 2014, 04:58:59 AM
Judie,

This is lovely.  Really beautiful.

Nice to see your work again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 17, 2014, 12:20:52 PM
Gorgeous!!!! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Shows excellent depth and separation in the mountains!!!  :heeha:   Way to go!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on August 17, 2014, 12:27:23 PM
Verry nice Study Judie :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on August 17, 2014, 01:46:24 PM
Nice work
Love seeing your smile  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Paulaj on August 17, 2014, 07:10:31 PM
Beautiful job :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 17, 2014, 09:23:01 PM
I agree, you have done a wonderful job with this one Judy :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fiona on August 17, 2014, 09:36:07 PM
Lovely depth of colours Judie - well done   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fencepost on August 17, 2014, 09:54:07 PM
 :thankyou: Mea. Good to be working again.
 :thankyou: Val for the always encouraging words.
 :thankyou: Danielle, Natalie, Paula
 :thankyou: Nolan

I have a little story to tell about my prowess as an artiste...
Watched the video
Did the sketch
Applied masking tape
Several days coming up with guests...the "studio" had to vacate the living room.
Finally free to paint again...so excited!  :yippee:
Set up the easel and canvas.
Applied yellow paint to the sky...such fun  :)
Realized the canvas was upside down.  :'(
Removed yellow paint
Began again
Final touches to the water...ran out of paint mixture
Mixed some more
Looked odd
Instead of cerulean and aquamarine, had grabbed Pthalo blue and cobalt.
Interesting effect. Kind of like it.
Closed eye and slapped on a boat and birds
So much for Nolan's tweet tweets...bah humbug!

Done and not too bad. I  :smitten: oil painting. I can make all the mistakes I want and you'd never know!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 17, 2014, 11:01:33 PM
Heehee , Judie.

Sounds like many of my painting days.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 18, 2014, 04:49:46 AM
It amazes me how different similar paintings can look with different colours. I love your 'slapped' on birds Judie they look much more realistic than my ones. Great  :painting:  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on August 18, 2014, 11:55:35 AM
Funny story Judy, i understand your frustration! Never the less you did a great painting O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Harwant on August 18, 2014, 03:23:06 PM
Beautiful painting! Colours jive!!
Harwant.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Germa on August 21, 2014, 08:31:14 AM
For everyone who is searching for this class in the art store... as I was for an evening... don't; it's on the YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X30u0b0bJV8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X30u0b0bJV8)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqFLBi_yX78 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqFLBi_yX78)

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fencepost on August 21, 2014, 04:03:37 PM
 :thankyou: for such kind comments Lisa, Danielle, and Harwant!

Germa, the tulip classes are listed on the home page "Classes" dropdown menu under "Oil" "Free Classes" or "Lesson Plan". The "Classes" menu is the easiest place to find things. Skip the store altogether.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Germa on August 21, 2014, 05:10:24 PM
I know, but the sunset and boat class isn't on the drop down menu, as far as I can see.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 21, 2014, 07:50:16 PM

Germa the sunset and boat is just called painting a sunset and is under beginners oil courses in two parts  :)
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 21, 2014, 09:26:18 PM
if you have not already unlocked the sunset class you will not find it in the classes menu - the video quality is terrible, so I have retired it from the site itself
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fencepost on August 22, 2014, 12:00:01 AM
Glad I had already unlocked it! Yes, terrible video quality but the quality of the instruction made up for it. This class was a turnaround point for me.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Germa on August 22, 2014, 06:14:09 AM
Thanks Nolan, I'm happy I'm not getting crazy.  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 22, 2014, 06:22:36 AM
Germa,

CRAZY?? You?  Ask for a second opinion!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Germa on August 22, 2014, 06:51:48 AM
 :2funny:


 :tongue:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lisa From Oto on August 22, 2014, 10:31:48 AM
 Wow what a shame, I really enjoyed the video and learnt so much. Scary thinking how much I will learn when watching a not terrible video  :2funny: :2funny: :flowers:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 24, 2014, 10:05:41 PM
our first attempts at the live classes were a HUGE learning curve, so we made pretty much every mistake in the book. The sunset class ended up being the worst of the lot. It is however a very popular painting so I will probably redo it at some stage O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 15, 2014, 01:53:01 PM
[smg is=18836]Ohh my word.....grrrrrr
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 15, 2014, 01:54:21 PM
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on December 15, 2014, 08:45:41 PM
looks great Marie :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: just missing the boat :whistle:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 15, 2014, 08:53:03 PM
Lol...mmmm, on its way Nolan....
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on December 15, 2014, 09:09:26 PM
it's still sailing into view eh ;D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on December 15, 2014, 09:44:08 PM
Very nice painting Marie.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 16, 2014, 08:27:42 AM
 :thankyou:Danielle and Nolan.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on December 17, 2014, 05:37:12 PM
it's still sailing into view eh ;D

Either that or it sails faster than mine!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 17, 2014, 06:19:43 PM
Lol....one of the two....
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 18, 2014, 01:40:27 PM
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Post by: Bellarina on December 18, 2014, 02:34:38 PM
Beautiful job Marie
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Post by: nolan on December 18, 2014, 07:36:38 PM
there we go, awesome :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on December 19, 2014, 03:16:09 AM
 O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on December 19, 2014, 03:33:50 AM
Marry this is a lovely painting. :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Mariep on December 19, 2014, 04:23:28 AM
Thanks you Nolan, ncwren and Danielle.. :hug:.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fig Artist on January 08, 2015, 02:13:59 PM
Beautiful painting!  At long last I am starting to figure out how this site works!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2015, 02:38:46 PM
Here is lesson 1a, done in August:


It was an increase challenge from the Tulip, and not so easy to copy.  Highlights and shadows seem to varnish into the first layer of paint.

Trying to take a photo that is not distorted is challenging on its own, my new tablet cannot be hocked on my tripod.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Bellarina on January 28, 2015, 02:46:47 PM
Annie, you've done well with this one.
I've seen in Amazon where they make a iPad holder to be clipped to a table. 
Might want to check it out.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on January 28, 2015, 02:47:34 PM
Beautiful workmanship Annie!  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 28, 2015, 04:24:23 PM
Pretty nice, Annie.  Love all that blue.

Not sure if the sun reflection should be more centered under the sun or is it being distorted by the mountain? 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fig Artist on January 28, 2015, 05:09:16 PM
Beautiful Annie, very serene! , :clap:, :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2015, 11:21:47 PM
So happy you mentioned that Mea.

I had inadvertently made the front piece of land longer than on the original image in the lesson.   Since I did not know really how to correct the problem later on, without restarting a new painting... and that may have discourage me.   I was just mindful to put the reflection of the sun in the water where the sunrays would reach the water.  Because the sun was low in the sky, I thought the front mountain would block the ways.

Also because I suddenly was not able to fully copycat Nolan... I really did struggle.

I hope Nolan will see this post and comment... but how far to you think I should have extend the reflection in from of that front mountain?
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 28, 2015, 11:22:47 PM
Thank you Fiona... would it be nice to put a post on my door 'gone fishing' and be in that little boat.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2015, 12:00:54 AM
Annie,

I am not good at reflections so am no help there. 

My only concern was the light spot between the first and second mountain on the horizon line.  I felt it should be sun filled.  If not, then it should be shaded.  Not sure if either or neither is really correct.

Wish I could be more help.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 29, 2015, 12:15:38 AM
Mea, I 'think' I see what you are saying.  Just above the sun is 'white' at his most brilliance.  Are you saying that it should be yellow and omit the most brilliant point?    Others seems to have left a 'white' spot to indicate the max intensity of the sun...  but their sun was not so close to the tip of the front piece of land.  So could it be that the most brilliant (white) part of the sun couldn't come to reflect in the water because the second mountain would obstruct this?  So only the yellow part should reflect...

You are right, I know, but I cannot see what is wrong.   This area did gave me some problem, so it must be that something is now right.    :thumbdown: 
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2015, 01:29:09 AM
Annie, I am talking about the light spot in the water between the first and second mountain.   The sky seems fine to me.

I just don't understand why that little triangle of water is light - seems like it should be yellow to reflect the sun or in shade if the mountain blocks the reflection.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 29, 2015, 02:39:31 AM
Exactly, the brightest part of the sun in the sky is white... the little piece of white in the water between the closest piece of land and the chain of mountain should be white (the piece that bothers!) if, and only if, it is the location of the max brilliance of the sun reflecting in the water.   But if the white of the sun should not being reflected in the water, because of distance or angle or being blocked by the mountain,, then it should be yellow if from the sin or dark if mountain shadow. 

We are both asking the same question...  but what you are saying is the it can only be white or yellow (the sun) but dark.

Now, why isn't the full line just under the second mountain not a shadow... can the sun actually reflect so close to the mountain???

My goodness Mea, shouldn't there be a shadow in the water in front of the second mountain identical to the closest mountain... just much tinned?

Is it time to page Nolan?
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 29, 2015, 02:45:03 AM
Nolan

If you have time, could you read the exchange between Mea and me... I think she noticed something... could the sun really reflect in the water so closely to the second mountain?

If this is not clear, I will try to make a sketch of what I am wondering...
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 29, 2015, 03:05:20 AM
Yup, call in the troops on this one, Annie.  I am lost as to what is correct in this case.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 03:33:19 AM
Verry nice painting Annie beautifully done , nice gradual colouring.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  I was reading  the thread about the sun reflection.   It is a good questionable observation Mea.  I think you did it right though Annie  because the sun is low.  ,  but we will see what Nolan says.     
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 29, 2015, 08:31:24 AM
Amazing at how much we can see when we start looking closely... 

Today I found myself looking closely at the shadows in a pile of rocks because they were very similar to a the lesson in Let's draw!   :o
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 01:53:53 PM
That is true Annie.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: V on January 30, 2015, 01:39:47 PM
I was reading this and couldn't help but ponder too.  The sunlight that hits the front of second mountain wouldn't that reflect some to the water in front? Then the color would depend on intensity of light and what the light hit and reflected to the water. I wanna know the answer too.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 30, 2015, 01:46:17 PM
Vjah,
Part of me think it is correct, but part of me feel something is wrong... and obviously I am not the only one.  It could just be that my first piece of land extend longer then in the demo, i.e. it goes in front of the sun, in the demo it stops before the sun.

We will have to wait that Nolan sees this line of questions.
Thanks, Annie
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: V on January 30, 2015, 04:03:54 PM
Hi Annie,

I don't find anything wrong changing things a bit like you extended the first mountain longer. If you see the version of mine, I changed color of first mountain  ;D .  I learn a lot more that way because you think about how you could apply the things taught. It will give you confidence to create more of your own composition later. And since its PB we get the most learning experience when we ask/question stuff.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on January 30, 2015, 05:33:50 PM
Right on Vjah!  Point well taken. Thank you  :flowers:  I will certainly do that as I trot along  :painting:

Before I start a class, beside watching the video, I look at the paintings previously posted.  Gave me a idea of the range.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on February 10, 2015, 08:38:09 PM
awesome painting Annie, one of the neatest versions yet :clap: :clap: :clap:
I have no problem with your sun reflection. Normally you would make the sun reflection run all the way from the horizon to the bottom of the painting, but in this case your sun is very low so the reflection is being blocked by the front mountain. So the way you have painted looks fine to me O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on February 11, 2015, 11:12:03 PM
Thank you very much Nolan.

A number of us were struggling with the sunlight reflection.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lil on March 15, 2015, 07:09:10 PM
I've been attempting the lesson of painting sunsets on water.   I painted the large part of the sea after mixing the paint with medium to make it spread easier (does that make it 'fatter'?).   Anyway, when it came to putting on the darker ripple marks, what happened is that the darker paint wouldn't go on and the brush just rubbed the first layer off, leaving the white of the canvas.   What thickness should I have used for each layer?  If anyone knows it would be a great help.   Right now, I'm stuck.   :confused:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on March 15, 2015, 07:22:52 PM
you need the subsequent layers of paint to be slightly thinner - more medium in it otherwise the paint is too thick and just rubs on the previous layer (when painting wet in wet)
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lil on March 16, 2015, 04:02:54 PM
The bit that confuses me is - does that mean the first layer i.e. the large sea, be the thickest layer?   Sometimes it is difficult to move thick paint over such a large area.  This is THE biggest stumbling block I have, I think. :(   
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on March 16, 2015, 08:01:10 PM
you want to thin your paint down initially to just thin enough to spread nicely. After that each layer a little thinner. Alternately, you can wait for layers to dry before continuing O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Lil on March 16, 2015, 09:24:46 PM
OK. Great.  Thanks for clearing that up.  You are probably thinking the paint isn't the only thing thick around here. hahah :2funny:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on March 19, 2015, 08:16:23 PM
not at all, we are here to learn so not such thing as a thick question ;D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 20, 2015, 06:37:33 AM
Oh, dear.  I have really gotten off track with this lesson.  I didn't have the right colors to mix, so my mountains don't seem to go together.  To make it even worse, I needed white for the mountain tops and used an acrylic tube by accident.  YIKES - I feel like such a beginner - I know better than to do that.


I have yet to paint in the ocean and know I need to redo the sky.

Can this be saved?  How?

Thanks.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on March 20, 2015, 12:32:11 PM
Mea,

Isn't it the Sun and Boat oil lesson?

If yes, you should move it under the oil class called "1a. Sun and boat'

Remember, Nolan put each lesson under one forum for ease of access and retrieval, comparison.

Thanks.  See you there, Annie
Thank, see you there, Annie
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Bellarina on March 20, 2015, 01:57:29 PM
Mea, this is lovely even as is.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: dirk123 on March 20, 2015, 03:14:15 PM
Mea, the mountaincolours are very nice. It doesn't have to be exactly the same as the example: lucky accidents do happen.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on March 20, 2015, 10:34:51 PM
Mea,
I like your interpretation.  You are probably to advanced for this beginner lesson.

Beginners copy to learn the techniques, artists create their own work. 

Did you say you put acrylic over oil...  outch, outch, outch!   :whistle:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 21, 2015, 12:59:19 AM
Yes, the use (misuse!) of the acrylic was a rookie mistake, which means that I still belong in the beginners class. 

Besides, I think we all need to go back to beginners lessons every so often to relearn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 21, 2015, 02:10:13 AM
OK, Annie, you are right.  I knew I had seen it somewhere, but Boat and Sunset was not the name of the lesson, so I didn't put it there.  That's the one where you and I had the big discussion about sun and shadows!  How could I forget that!

Nolan - please can you move my topic and the replies to the right place if it is not too much trouble.  So sorry.  Thanks.

Thanks Annie for noticing my mistake.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fig Artist on March 21, 2015, 07:01:26 PM
I like it just as it is, and yes, everything can be salvaged.......you told me that, didn't you? ;D ;D

If it makes you feel any better, I was using Cerulean Blue for months wondering why it caused the paint to crawl when mixed into white, before my art teacher asked me if I knew I was using Acrylic, which I had purchased by mistake No ill effects noticed on any of the paintings so far!!

My favourite emoticon has gone walkabout (2funny). Any idea how I go about getting it back? :uglystupid2:

Danielle I see you are sitting in my emoticons? :help:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 21, 2015, 08:16:24 PM
Ms. Fig,

Glad I am not the only one who used the wrong kind of paint! 

As for the emoticom.  I rarely every use them, so if one is lost, I would not know where to find it.

Thanks, Robin and Dirk.  I guess if I think of the mountain colors as "artistic license," I can get away with it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on March 22, 2015, 05:02:34 PM
 O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on March 22, 2015, 07:26:56 PM
the colours are okay, it is the acrylic over / into the oil that is a problem. I would suggest scraping back as much of the acrylic as you can and redoing those areas O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 22, 2015, 09:04:29 PM
Thanks, Natalie.

Thanks, Nolan.  Will try to rid the painting of as much of the acrylic as possible - it was white, so most is in the sky color.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 28, 2015, 07:12:09 AM
I think I am as finished as I can be on this one.  Nolan, thanks for the great instruction on making the boat and the captain.  Wow, that was the easiest boat to make, but adds such a professional look to the painting.


I think I am the only person to have mountains that look like they are having a bad hair day!

For something that started out so disastrously, I feel good that it turned out okay.

Your comments please for what I can do better the next time.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: cyril on March 28, 2015, 08:00:39 AM
it looks great for me  Mea ... :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Bellarina on March 28, 2015, 10:23:09 AM
Oh my, this is so beautiful Mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: njnjgirl on March 28, 2015, 12:30:54 PM
Mea, your colors are so intense and I love it! I think this is beautiful. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on March 28, 2015, 02:44:59 PM
More than ok-you did a great job.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 28, 2015, 03:37:06 PM
Thanks, Cyril, Robin, Mary Lou, and Natalie.

If you recall, this is the one I had mistakenly used acrylic white on when I started.  Once I scraped that all out, I had to start over.

The large mountain in the front kept growing because I made a mess trying to flick out the trees at the top of it.  Nolan make it look easy, but not for me!  So the mountain grew so I could cover them over.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Tousabella on March 28, 2015, 11:29:29 PM
A great recovery, Mea.  It's lovely.  Looks terrific.    :flowers:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: BDEddy on March 29, 2015, 07:27:10 PM
Pretty painting Mea!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 29, 2015, 07:41:15 PM
Thanks, Brian and Retta.  The part I liked best was doing the boat.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on March 29, 2015, 08:17:51 PM
well done Mea :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 29, 2015, 09:40:59 PM
Thanks, Nolan.  I am learning, slowly!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on March 30, 2015, 02:06:59 AM
Slowly ?   :confused:   
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 30, 2015, 02:26:45 AM
Mea, Mea, Mea - this is fantastic!!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on March 30, 2015, 02:34:22 AM
Great sunset Mea,   Like the colours. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 30, 2015, 02:43:20 AM
Thanks, Danielle, Sharon, and Annie.

I do best on paintings that I can relate to or that have some personal significance to someone I am painting it for.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on March 30, 2015, 02:47:15 AM
And that is because you put all your heart into it Mea.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on April 02, 2015, 08:34:39 PM
I do not know if this is the right place to post this. My boat is too small, and it is a beginners lesson. :blush:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on April 02, 2015, 08:35:44 PM
a nice easy painting for you Louisa, but still a great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on April 02, 2015, 08:38:22 PM
Thank you Nolan, I think I'm going to do all the beginners paintings for I still learn new things from them. :hug:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on April 02, 2015, 08:40:04 PM
absolutely, at worst they remind you of the basics O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on April 02, 2015, 08:47:52 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 03, 2015, 02:21:32 AM
Louisa,

Nice sunset and boat.

Maybe the boat is the right size and the water is too big.  Different perspective!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fig Artist on April 03, 2015, 05:18:27 AM
Both paintings lovely Mea and Louisa and both so different!  Well done!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on May 10, 2015, 12:09:50 AM
Good job Louisa. :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on May 10, 2015, 12:14:29 AM
Here is my sunset & boat  , i framed it on my cell phone since there is an option for that.  It give me an idea of what it could look like framed.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: sally13 on May 10, 2015, 01:10:18 AM
Beautiful sunset paintings guys.It looks nice in the frame Danielle.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Annie. on May 10, 2015, 01:26:24 AM
Welcome to oil Danielle!

Your sunset is beautiful, and I admire that it is not a copycat  :)

What a great idea to 'frame' it.  I have to see if I have any such function.  Easy to do with PPT, but it was a struggle to convert my last image in a format accepted for posting... and I cannot recall what I did in the end that work.

Cannot wait to see your next painting.
cheers, Annie
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Judy Weeks on May 10, 2015, 01:27:39 AM
Beautiful Danielle!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 10, 2015, 01:46:40 AM
Annie,

I use the frame function in the free program called Picasa!  I also use it to edit my pictures.

Danielle,

BEAUTIFUL  sunset.  All elements are so well done.  You Wow-ed me!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Fig Artist on May 10, 2015, 05:28:50 AM
Beautiful painting Danielle, looks so serene! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Bellarina on May 10, 2015, 10:43:35 AM
Lovely painting Danielle
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on May 10, 2015, 11:41:26 AM
 :thankyou: Sally, Fiona, Annie, Judy, Mea and Robin For your encouragement.  :hug:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on May 10, 2015, 09:05:51 PM
beautiful Danielle, you are going to enjoy the oils :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on May 11, 2015, 12:48:03 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on May 11, 2015, 11:55:21 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan and Natalie for the encouragement.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: DansArtClass on May 21, 2015, 07:50:47 PM
Here's my Sunset n Boat painting...pointers always welcome!


Thanks,
Dan


Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 21, 2015, 08:31:35 PM
Dan,

Wow, you are really making progress.  This is well done, especially the sun on the water.

Except for the trees on the top of the ridge looking a little too fat and pointy, I'd say you learned this lesson well.

Oh, are the two birds in the foreground part of your signature?  If so, cute idea, but they should be flying INTO the painting to draw the eye in.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on May 21, 2015, 08:44:44 PM
great job Dan, love the colours. The sky really stands out nicely :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: sally13 on May 21, 2015, 10:52:22 PM
A really good job Dan, very nice. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: DansArtClass on May 21, 2015, 11:19:34 PM
Thank you so much mea.  I'll do better next time and yes, the birds are part of my signature. Thanks for the input.

And thank you Nolan...I tried to follow the class as close as possible!!

thank you Sally.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on May 28, 2015, 03:41:50 PM
Very nicely done Dan, love the colourings in your sky and reflections.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: DansArtClass on May 28, 2015, 03:48:41 PM
Thanks Val. I love that painting...the Realistic Flower on the other hand has proven to be very challenging.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Judy Weeks on June 03, 2015, 08:06:41 PM
I had such a hard time making this small enough to fit in my Gallery. I hope  this is the right place to post this.
Let me know what you think?

Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: DansArtClass on June 03, 2015, 09:03:28 PM
I love it Judy. Good work. ...boat, shadow, colors, shoreline... I love it!!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: ncwren on June 03, 2015, 11:42:07 PM
Beautiful  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Danielle123 on June 04, 2015, 12:24:32 AM
lovely painting Dan and Judy.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on June 04, 2015, 02:41:01 AM
 :heeha: This is excellent Judy!!! I love the colourings in this, the aerial perspective is superb, very nice reflections.... I love it!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Judy Weeks on June 04, 2015, 10:53:45 PM
Thank you, Everyone for the kind words!! :blush:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Bellarina on June 05, 2015, 08:38:17 AM
Beautiful Judy.  So soft and peaceful.  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on June 07, 2015, 08:44:42 PM
this is the correct place to post Judy O0

beautiful work, great colours and shadings :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
just be careful to not repeat the shapes of the clouds O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Judy Weeks on June 22, 2015, 12:29:02 AM
Thank you Nolan, I'm glad you like it.  I see what you mean about the clouds, I was having so much fun painting them I didn't pay attention. I've never tried them with a filbert before, it works great.  Thanks for the lesson.  :D
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: thebryce on June 24, 2015, 12:06:02 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Neil Todd on August 19, 2017, 12:41:36 PM
Don't know how I missed this one I know I'm playing catch up with these classes but thought I'd have a go while I'm waiting for my spoons background to dry
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: EmmaLee on August 19, 2017, 01:43:59 PM
Looks good to me, Neil.  You have been a busy! I bet your gallery wall is starting to look pretty full!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Neil Todd on August 19, 2017, 02:37:55 PM
Hi Emma  :thankyou: yes very busy wall is overflowing going to need another wall or two  :painting:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: MaryAnne Long on August 19, 2017, 03:00:18 PM
Neil,

Wow, you nailed this one for sure.  So smoothly blended.  Everything looks perfectly done.

I love it.  When I did it, everything competed for attention.  Yours is all so subtly balanced.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Sketchabit on August 19, 2017, 03:57:37 PM
Absolutely  :heeha: even though it's a medium I am not familiar with I love this ! So well blended !!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on August 19, 2017, 04:13:51 PM
 :congrats:   Beautiful colourings and blendings Neil. Excellent work.  O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 19, 2017, 11:27:25 PM
Neil - wow, that is just beautiful!! Makes me think I should try a water themed oil class next - you've inspired me!
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Neil Todd on August 20, 2017, 12:20:17 AM
 :thankyou: Sharon there are loads of really good water based lessons I think I've just about tackled all of them
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Neil Todd on August 20, 2017, 12:22:45 AM
 :thankyou: for all the nice comments and Mea I've looked at your sunset it's really good  :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on August 20, 2017, 09:51:04 PM
beautifully blended, well done :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Straynative on July 10, 2019, 11:55:54 AM
Hi Ladies and Gents

Heres my sunset and boat.


My blending needs work but I managed to get a result and it was fun but now my house smells like a hardware store and im feeling a bit high on turps  :2funny:

Keep well

Trev
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: njnjgirl on July 10, 2019, 12:18:49 PM
Looks beautiful Trev.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: nolan on July 10, 2019, 07:17:51 PM
looks great Trev :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
The problem with not being able to blend is usually because you have too little paint on the canvas so there isn't enough to move around and blend. O0
You do get odourless turps which will save the house O0
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Val on July 15, 2019, 07:49:41 PM
Very nicely done Trev.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: EmmaLee on July 16, 2019, 09:10:39 PM
Lovely painting, Trev.
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: Straynative on July 17, 2019, 06:55:27 AM
Ty guys
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Post by: Happychappy on July 17, 2019, 11:45:06 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful Trev.   Patricia
Title: Re: 1a - Sunset and Boat
Post by: TeresaM on August 12, 2019, 03:37:52 AM
Beautiful colours :clap: :clap:  Hope you can solve the odour problem