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Title: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: dennis on February 13, 2015, 03:05:00 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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This is the Painting you will complete



Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Tousabella on February 13, 2015, 03:12:14 AM
Hi....where was this lesson advertised?  I didn't see it on 'coming classes'.  Have I missed it?
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: NHC50 on February 13, 2015, 05:21:03 AM
It's there Bella.

Nina
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Tousabella on February 13, 2015, 04:41:42 PM
I just saw it last night on the forum and thought I'd missed it!   :2funny:   I see it on the up coming classes.   ::)
Guess I was just tired.....or loosing some marbles!  LOL 
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Val on March 16, 2015, 02:51:53 PM
So looking forward to this class today.  :heeha:   I have so many photos that have been taken on 'the go' and so not the best quality.  :detective: This is really going to help.  :yippee:

 :pray: Hoping today is a good day with less (preferably no)  interruptions.
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Val on March 16, 2015, 08:07:02 PM
 :( Having problems..... the video seems to be frozen. The audio is still running, I'm guessing from when I started it is about 44(?) minutes in. Can't tell for certain as the slide bar isn't working. Tried new browser but can't seem to get passed that point. Video starts ok, but if I fast forward it just freezes and all I get is audio.

Is this just bad luck on my  part or is there a problem?  ???
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 16, 2015, 08:16:21 PM
Val,

I just popped it open in Internet Explorer and it is working fine.  I don't have time to watch it right now, but did check out about 10 different spots from start to end - all good. 

Looks like a good lesson - will watch it later.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Val on March 16, 2015, 08:25:03 PM
Geez, me and internet just don't seem to jive!  ;D   Thanks Mea.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Val on March 16, 2015, 09:08:01 PM
Seems the net is just running slow today, keeps buffering. Oh well, will have another go later.  Back to my pastel rock wall! I'm really tempted to make some really BIG rocks!  :crazy2:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Tousabella on March 17, 2015, 03:57:04 AM
Hi Val.  I'm on Firefox, and I had no problems.  Watched it twice, with a few 'back ups', too. Interesting class, and a lovely painting to boot!
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Val on March 17, 2015, 02:02:24 PM
I use firefox as well Bella. Internet has been a bit wonky this past week. I'll have to do one of my 0200-0400 segments... always seems the best time for me and internet video!  :yawn:    :popcorn:    :tooth:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 18, 2015, 10:34:46 PM
Thank you Dennis for an enjoyable class.  This is my rendition for comments and critiques which are most welcome. 
Patricia


Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Annie. on March 18, 2015, 10:43:52 PM
Patrician,
Nice painting, now I know what the lesson was about.  I still cannot see the image in Dennis first post.

I really like the composition and the colours you have chosen.  Also nice to see a vertical (portrait) landscape.

One detail catch my eyes, and maybe the photo is distorded.  But vertical lines in a building must remain vertical, is this correct?  If so, the top of the first window appears to be slightly tilted backward.

That person in the doorway really put your painting alive.
 :clap: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2015, 11:24:00 PM
Patricia nice job on your barn. The only thing are the trees. They look too much a like and pines don't look like that.
 :clap:  :clap: I think they are coming alive. :2funny: or maybe the person in the door has the music on and they are dancing.  ;)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 18, 2015, 11:48:52 PM
Patricia,

Nice colors, even on the dancing trees.

Except for the need to straighten some of the non-vertical lines on the barn, I think this is really good. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2015, 12:14:57 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: So much Annie, Nina and Mea for your lovely comments and critiques which I appreciate immensely. 


Yes, Annie, you are quite correct, vertical lines must remain vertical and I will have to go back and sort that out. I have struggled with not having a "straight eye" in everything that I do be it painting/drawing or sewing. Thank you for noticing and bringing it to my attention. I too, am not able to see the image in Dennis' post but I went directly to "My classes" and found everything there.


Nina, I was not happy with the trees either but don't know how to correct them or if they can even be corrected. When I was painting them, I was thinking of palm trees  :2funny: . 




Thanks Mea for your encouragement too.


Patricia 
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Bellarina on March 19, 2015, 12:18:47 AM
Patricia, splendid job and the colors are fantastic
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2015, 12:21:00 AM
 :thankyou:  Robin for your lovely comments, it was a fun lesson for sure.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Tousabella on March 19, 2015, 12:57:37 AM
Loooookin good, Pat!!!  Just a few tweaks, but you've captured the barn and surroundings.  Good job.
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: jillh on March 19, 2015, 01:22:50 AM
Well Patricia, I think it is lovely.  Can't comment much more as I haven't seen the lesson yet.  It's awefully frustrating.  The more I do the more I fall behind.  I think a two week holiday just me and my art supplies at some remote location and just maybe I'll get a little closer to catching up. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: ncwren on March 19, 2015, 03:05:02 AM
Looks good Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2015, 03:09:22 AM
Well done, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2015, 11:14:22 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Retta, Jill, Natalie and Dennis for your encouragement which I appreciate so much.


Jill, I hear what you are saying for I am in the same boat.  I am just so far behind in everything that it frustrates me no end.  I think it a good idea to take a break with all our art supplies in some remote location and just enjoy a little "me" time to pursue our interests.  We can dream can't we?   


 



Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Annie. on March 19, 2015, 01:38:40 PM
Patricia,
Have you tried using a light string?

I have done this when I was not sure about my windows in the gum tree (oil painting).  I tied a small curtain metal as a weight, and stick the top of the string to the top of the canvas with masking tape, and let it drop vertically (obviously you would not want your watercolor so wet the color would run down).  Worked well and I think it would be easier with watercolor then oil, as it dries quickly, if your paper is stretch on some hard surface like a board.

Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2015, 04:32:42 PM
 :thankyou:  Annie for the wonderful tip.  No, I had never thought of using string at all to draw vertical lines, so that is a darned good idea.  I will do that for sure as I was thinking of other ways to get vertical lines like using a building level, I think they call it ... I don't even know if that would work but the string with a weight attached is a fantastic idea.  Thanks so much.  Vertical line problems solved!!!  Yaaaaay!!


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Bellarina on March 19, 2015, 04:36:00 PM
Can always use the good ole tape measure.
Measure from the edge of the paper. Place dots after measuring.
Then connect the dots  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Annie. on March 19, 2015, 06:59:35 PM
Just make sure the easel is levelled.  Ruler just don't work well over wet paint, and you still need to make measurements... the string always work... even with bifocals  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2015, 11:16:56 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Robin for the tape measure trick which is also fantastic.  Why I don't think of these things ... must be my age!!!


Thanks Annie, I have erased the lines and my painting is 100% dry so no worries.


Bless you both for those tips and thank you once again.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Annie. on March 19, 2015, 11:25:07 PM
Patricia,
It is much easier to brainstorm others' problems for solutions, then our own.

This is why a community like PB is so valuable.  You gave in, you take out, and we are all happy  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 20, 2015, 01:01:12 AM
 :flowers:  You are so right Annie and thanks for taking the time to tell me how to solve my problem with vertical lines. I shall never forget it unless I get Alzheimers!!!   :confused:   Patricia[size=78%] [/size]





Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Pinuccia on March 20, 2015, 04:42:11 AM
Patricia well done.    :clap: I watched it.  I might attempt it on Sunday.
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 20, 2015, 10:38:22 AM
 :thankyou:  Josie, I really enjoyed the lesson but then I enjoy them all. Just wish I had more time to catch up on the backlog.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Danielle123 on March 21, 2015, 03:51:27 AM
Beautifull painting Patricia, I like your colour choise.  The one thing is the white of the roof of the barn,  I watch the video and I know that dennis did not put any colour but maybe a bit of rusted/ grey would be nice,  just a though.
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on March 21, 2015, 12:11:20 PM
 :thankyou:  Danielle and thank you for your suggestion too.  It is easily done.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 13, 2015, 10:03:06 PM

Felt so good to take a WC class again - plus I felt badly that Patricia was the only one that attempted this lesson! Love old buildings that don't require a lot of straight lines! Any thoughts on how to improve - send em over!
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Danielle123 on April 13, 2015, 10:50:02 PM
Lovely painting Sharon,  the barn, trees are  well done   You might want to put some blue grey to the white spots at the bottom.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2015, 11:21:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Gorgeous painting Sharon, so pleased you joined me.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 13, 2015, 11:29:42 PM
Darn. I just lost the good message I had so carefully written.

Here's a summary.

Sharon,

Nice sky.  No dancing trees. Good looking-in effect at the door.  Nice to have the person in the doorway.

Check the vertical lines on the barn boards.  If the barn is starting to topple, that's why.

Since I too would love to concentrate on painting iconic old buildings, I need to do this lesson.

Well done.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 14, 2015, 12:14:12 AM
 :thankyou: everyone. And mea - Dennis said not to paint the lines straight. Take the lesson and you'll see what I mean - that's why I said I loved the old building and no straight lines!! Danielle - I'll darken the stones. Thanks!!
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 14, 2015, 01:36:20 AM
OK, I'll check out that lesson, Sharon.  I'm all for lines that don't have to be straight.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Bellarina on April 14, 2015, 01:40:45 AM
Nice painting Sharon.   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Pinuccia on April 14, 2015, 05:40:31 AM
Well done Sharon   :clap: :clap:  I hope to send mine in soon.. Josie
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: dennis on April 14, 2015, 09:45:07 AM
Excellent, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Val on April 14, 2015, 02:07:02 PM
 :think: No straight lines..... maybe I'll try that right-handed!  :D    :2funny:

Great job Sharon, well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Tousabella on April 14, 2015, 02:40:06 PM
Sharon, it's great.  I love the shading, and the barn is lovely.  Good job, young lady!
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 14, 2015, 05:22:29 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Retta, Val, Josie & Robin! It was good to do another lesson since I haven't been painting much with these Chicago trips.  Feeling a bit like I've forgotten how to hold a paint brush! Looking forward to lesson #100 today!
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: jillh on April 14, 2015, 05:40:47 PM
Beautiful painting Sharon.  100th lesson coming up?  Shoot!  I'm so far behind.  I must make a plan of action so I can catchup :)
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: Bellarina on April 14, 2015, 05:42:39 PM
100 lessons for you in just over 2 years.  That's at least a lesson a week.
Wish I had more time to accomplish that.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #99 - Painting from Dark Photographs
Post by: ncwren on April 14, 2015, 08:22:09 PM
Looks great Sharon
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