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Oil Painting => Oil Painting Classes => Topic started by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2015, 07:14:40 AM

Title: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2015, 07:14:40 AM
Thanks, Nolan.  This was a fun class.  It was the first time I used my new rigger brush.  Need more practice with that.  Used it to write my initials in cursive for the first time on an oil painting.


I had to put a full tree on the right side to hide the mess I made with the half-dead tree.  My big trees should have not been so wide as I was using a smaller canvas than you.  Path is too small.

It's not perfect but I learned a lot.  Feel good about my trees.  Need more work on little people.

But, I still feel good about it because my colors are bright and as Sharon would say, "The tree trunks pop!"

Anything else?

Hope more of you do this one - you'll really like it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: Bellarina on January 26, 2015, 12:50:29 PM
Nice critique on your own painting Mea.  :)
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Post by: ncwren on January 26, 2015, 01:13:14 PM
Nice job Mea!
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Post by: Sherri on January 26, 2015, 03:50:51 PM
Beautiful Mea.  Love the colors!!!

Sherri
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Post by: V on January 26, 2015, 04:24:57 PM
 :wave: Mea,

I like the foliage colors, bright and cheery. Only thing I could suggest is variation of tree trunk shades/value.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 26, 2015, 04:49:11 PM
Mea - you're so talented along so many mediums - really love this painting!
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2015, 05:24:46 PM
Thanks, Robin.  It's good to evaluate before I post so you folks don't think I don't know what is wrong. LOL

Thanks, Natalie.  This one was really fun.

Thanks, Sherri.  Enjoyed doing the autumn trees.

Thanks, Vjah.  OK, I see what you mean.  I'll  work on those trunks today.

Thanks, Sharon.  It's good to be versatile because of time constraints and mobility.  Can't bring the oils on the bus!  I may try that same scene in watercolor to see the difference.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: nolan on January 26, 2015, 07:30:55 PM
great job Mea, especially in the foliage effect, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
is it just me or did you cheat with the fallen leaves and use a brush ???
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2015, 09:27:12 PM
Nolan,

You have such a good eye.  Only the yellow leaves I did with a knife.  Oh, now I see the difference.  Will go back and touch up the others with a knife.  Wow, it does make a big difference.  I was too sleepy last night to notice. 

You are right - go slow at the end to get the little details right.

This was a really good class.  Glad I did it.  Another great learning experience.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: Danielle123 on January 26, 2015, 09:36:33 PM
Very nice painting Mea,  :clap: :clap: :clap:   For the path it is the perspective you did not do (bigger at the front and smaller in the distance.) 
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 11, 2015, 06:48:41 PM
Autumn walk
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 11, 2015, 06:49:50 PM
Mea your painting is beautiful and you are right, it's a real fun painting.
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Post by: Bellarina on February 11, 2015, 07:20:24 PM
Louisa and Mea your paintings are full of smiles and laughter.  Love the colors  :)
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 11, 2015, 08:08:24 PM
Thanks a lot Robin. :flowers: :1hug:
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Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 11, 2015, 08:46:39 PM
Louisa,

Your Autumn Walk came out very good.  The bottom of your tree trunks came out better than mine.

The leaves, especially the yellow ones, on the ground under the tree on the left could use some toning down as they are in the shade.  Mine were too toned down and yours seem too bright.  Sounds like we are like Jack Sprat and Mrs. Sprat - too fat and too lean.

I hope a few others do Autumn Walk soon because it's fun to have other works to compare/contrast.

Wonderful job!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Fig Artist on February 13, 2015, 05:15:48 AM
Both your paintings are great Mea and Louisa, looking forward to doing this one when released. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Can't comment on anything until I do it myself! :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 13, 2015, 06:42:43 AM
Thanks, Ms. Fig.

Autumn Walk is an enjoyable lesson.  A little bit of knife work on the tree trunk and leaves.  Fun.

aloha

mea
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Post by: robynann on October 28, 2016, 11:26:11 AM
Here is my Autumn Walk. Sooo many mistakes for sure.. In the middle of painting my palette knife broke and then Nolan said we were going to use our palette knives.. go figure! lol  I had a very thin palette knife and it didn't work well at all.

anywho I made myself go on and finish it but didn't put the little figures in as I knew I would mess it up worse. I have to practice those a lot more.

seems like  my camera kind of washed the painting out.. A new camera is on my Christmas list. lol

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Post by: Val on October 28, 2016, 08:41:13 PM
 :heeha: Good on you for carrying on Robyn!  O0   I think if the grass was muted just a bit, and a few more orangey-brown colours in the leaves would see you right.

I understand about adding people....It took me ages to attempt adding a person. I'm still a bit leery over it, but at least I do attempt....once in a while!  ::)
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: MaryAnne Long on October 28, 2016, 09:25:45 PM
Robyann,


Good for you for completing the task.  Agree with Val - adding people takes time to build up the courage. More contrast on the grass is a good suggestion, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: robynann on October 29, 2016, 03:30:47 AM
Thanks Mea and Val. Part of it is my camera washing everything out. I do see that about having more contrast on the grass. I will fix it.  Thanks again
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: Happychappy on October 29, 2016, 11:21:28 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Robynann, I am not into oils but I think you did a good job and would agree with what the others have said.   Dennis always tells us, "practice makes perfect".    Patricia
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Post by: robynann on October 30, 2016, 07:04:56 AM
Thanks Patricia
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Post by: Annie. on November 02, 2016, 06:30:12 PM
PREVIOUSLY POSTED ON OAL

Here is my submission

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Post by: Happychappy on November 02, 2016, 07:33:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Annie.   Patricia
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Post by: Annie. on November 02, 2016, 07:56:21 PM
Thank you Patricia, and I posted in the correct forum 👌 . 

Maybe the nostalgia of the summer ended, but I really enjoyed doing this one a lot.
Title: Re: Lesson Autumn Walk
Post by: MaryAnne Long on November 02, 2016, 10:49:38 PM
Annie,

Great tree trunks!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on November 03, 2016, 12:26:03 PM
Thank you Mea!

That was another great lesson.  I really enjoyed painting it.
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Post by: JayJ on November 03, 2016, 08:40:00 PM
Beautiful submissions Mea, Louisa, Robynann, Annie!


Autumn colours fascinate me!
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Post by: Val on November 04, 2016, 09:52:28 AM
Well done Annie  O0
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Post by: Annie. on November 04, 2016, 01:38:34 PM
 :thankyou:  Val  :flowers:
 :thankyou:  Jay  :flowers:
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Post by: nolan on November 25, 2016, 08:16:01 AM
great job Robyn and Annie :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Robyn - just be careful of the angles of those shadows - they will lie according to the lay of the land as well as the direction of the sun, so if you make their angle too sharp it could make the land look slanted O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on November 27, 2016, 12:08:21 PM
Wow Annie this is your best one yet.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
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Post by: Annie. on November 28, 2016, 02:22:16 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan  :flowers:

Many thanks Danielle, real encouragement for me.  I have a great teacher  :whistle:
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Post by: Neil Todd on June 20, 2017, 07:55:09 PM
My Autumn Walk effort loved the class
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Post by: Val on June 21, 2017, 02:44:30 AM
Nicely done Neil. Lovely bright colours.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on June 21, 2017, 03:08:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful painting Neil.   Patricia
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Post by: liz on June 21, 2017, 04:55:24 PM
 :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: Love all your fall paintings!  I will have to do one like it this season when my granddaughter is back in college in Washington state! -Liz
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Post by: Annie. on June 22, 2017, 12:33:06 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Neil!
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Post by: Neil Todd on June 22, 2017, 05:29:42 PM
 :thankyou:for all your encouraging comments
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Post by: EmmaLee on June 26, 2017, 02:14:39 PM
 Love the colors. So bright!
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 05, 2019, 01:39:48 PM

This is my first ever oil painting! I loved working with a new medium!  :thankyou:, Nolan!

I could have done a lot better in many areas but I was all thumbs with a new medium... I will try this tutorial one more time on a later date and see if I have become friends with oil  :1hug:. One thing is for sure, Acrylic matches my temperament better, a lil too impatient for oils... may be it will teach me to be patient, may be will go back to acrylics. Will wait and see ... aaah there you go "wait" guess oil is winning already  :2funny:  :fight:

But it was fun, no doubt!  :yippee:
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Post by: Win on November 05, 2019, 04:07:14 PM
Good on you for trying the oils Dolly. I havent braved them yet I too will find the drying time a problem.  ;)
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Post by: nolan on November 05, 2019, 08:10:35 PM
I think you have done a fantastic job Dolly :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You have a set of oils now so you may as well use them >:D

You will learn to enjoy the longer blending time with oils. Then you will find yourself starting off with acrylics and finishing of the final touches with oil O0
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Post by: Bill76434 on November 05, 2019, 09:53:33 PM
WOW what a great 1st painting Dolly   :painting:
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Post by: JayJ on November 06, 2019, 03:05:47 AM
 :clap: :clap:
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 06, 2019, 03:30:25 AM
Good on you for trying the oils Dolly. I havent braved them yet I too will find the drying time a problem.  ;)

Hey Win! I agree! It becomes muddy when I get impatient and looks like you can not easily paint over soon enough to correct your mistakes  :fight: will need to learn to have patience!  :sweat: All the best with your exploration with oils  :gl2:
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 06, 2019, 03:46:04 AM
I think you have done a fantastic job Dolly :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

You have a set of oils now so you may as well use them >:D

You will learn to enjoy the longer blending time with oils. Then you will find yourself starting off with acrylics and finishing of the final touches with oil O0

Thank you Nolan!  :thankyou: Your tutorials and the way you teach especially are precious gems! I wish I could learn from your onsite classes, it would be so much faster and effective. Nevertheless, your online classes and Dennis's lessons are the best online classes on the net!  :flowers:

There is a reason I chose oil and it was do portraits properly, I recently made a portrait of my mother and it took me 7 days of pure self inflicted torture as the colors would not blend well and I was in utter despair...so I recalled you have portrait painting series in Oil - so that was my motivation. Inching towards that goal while tackling some of the simpler oil tutorials.  :fight:

I love how oil glides on the canvas and well, will have to live with the fact that it is not too forgiving and is a hard task master. Makes you ponder over your mistakes and learn the process better rather than just painting over it quickly to get done with it like one would with acrylics. :sweat: A very touch departure from the temperament of my day job - which is that of an IT program manager where I chase deadlines and quality in an extremely hustled environment   :idiot2: :knuppel2:

And giving finishing touches is also a challenge while you are waiting for the painting to dry and to find a safe place in the room to keep it for a few days to dry... quite a change in pace when compared with acrylics. May be I will appreciate it with some time!

Have a wonderful day!
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 06, 2019, 03:47:22 AM
 :thankyou: Bill and Jay for the encouragement! Hope you have a fab day!!!  :)
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Post by: njnjgirl on November 06, 2019, 01:28:58 PM
Lovely painting and great first attempt. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 07, 2019, 05:15:41 AM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou! Hope you have a fab day!  :)
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Post by: robynann on November 07, 2019, 03:09:17 PM
Fabulous first painting in oils!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: DollyMauji on November 08, 2019, 04:52:25 AM
 :thankyou: Robynann!  :)
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Post by: Val on November 20, 2019, 09:30:35 PM
 :congrats:
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Post by: DollyMauji on December 10, 2019, 06:33:43 AM
 :thankyou: Val! :)