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Title: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on June 08, 2015, 04:10:46 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.  ThanksYou

Access the Lesson  HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/online-art-class.php?class=white-rhino-in-bush-641)
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Val on July 18, 2015, 09:56:03 PM
I know you all will have a good giggle over this...  :2funny: ok, so you're rolling on the floor.  ::)

I was determined to watch this class, which I have done..... WITH brush in hand! Yep, I was going to paint along!  :painting: Didn't take more than a few minutes to realize that was not going to happen!  :doh:   Can you tell I haven't seen many of the newer classes?  So, I'll go back to my corner with easel and board tucked under my arm, brushes and paintbox in hand, and go and start watching some lessons, starting say.... 20 lessons ago?!

What an incredible class!!! This was stupendous! Brilliant Dennis, and I have some serious work to do.  :knuppel2:
 :idea: But I may just try some of these techniques in the previous lessons!  :whistle:     WOW!!!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: May lynn on July 19, 2015, 06:37:00 AM
Dear Dennis;

How long did you let the open Atelier acrylic set before you
went over it with the water color wash?

Also, what weight of paper should we use on this painting?

I am trying to avoid cauliflower.   I have 140 lb and 200 lb but,
if you recommend a high weight I 'll see what I can scrounge up
before attempting this one.

Awesome Class, Thanks!!!

May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on July 19, 2015, 08:03:49 AM
May Lynn, I just used the hairdryer for about a minute or two. Because it was a very thin wash it dries very quickly. I have 420 gsm paper in stock so I used that. I would not go less than 300 gsm. Glad you and Val liked that class. I enjoyed painting it O0
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: NHC50 on July 19, 2015, 05:41:35 PM
Dennis All I can say is WOW!!! Love the background. No I loved it all.  ;)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: thebryce on July 19, 2015, 10:39:24 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :painting: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 19, 2015, 11:20:31 PM
Great class - this is going to really stretch all of us to paint at a much higher level! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for uping the challenge!!
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: May lynn on July 22, 2015, 05:25:55 AM
Dear Dennis;

Does the Rhino's body case a shadow onto the grass?
   (if so which side)


May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2015, 06:50:46 AM
May Lynn. the light is coming from the right.
Because of the long grass you will hardly see any shadow at all. Look at the original photo in the PDF and you will see no shadow.
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: May lynn on July 22, 2015, 07:05:33 AM
Dennis;

 
I'll give the pdf  a better/another look.

Thank you, for your help.

May lynn
 
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2015, 06:41:05 PM
Wow, Dennis, this was a FANTASTIC class. I was in awe just watching you perform your magic.  Thanks for another wonderful lesson. Unfortunately, I did the line drawing before watching the video so my painting is vertical and therefore much smaller, my apololgies.  This is my take on it and as always, comments and critiques are gratefully received.  Thank you.


Patricia


Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: jillh on July 27, 2015, 06:57:10 PM
Patricia I think you did an awesome job!  I watched the video and was so impressed with what Dennis was doing.  Can understand why no one tried to paint along.  I'm looking forward to attempting this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 27, 2015, 08:29:49 PM
Patricia,

I admire you so much for taking on challenging paintings.  This one does look interesting. 

I think it needs some of the accent colors that I see in Dennis's version.  What you have is a good base, but it needs more drama.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Val on July 27, 2015, 09:01:11 PM
A bit more variance in values will give more distance and make your rhino 'pop'! I know, I'm like an old broken record...
      Values, values, values, varify your values.
      Varify your values and you'll pop right off the page.... la lala lala...

Makes you glad we don't have sound doesn't it?  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2015, 09:42:40 PM

 :thankyou:  Jill for your lovely comments.  It was an awesome lesson and I too, can't understand why nobody else has given it a try.  I love learning new techniques. Can't wait to see your painting which no doubt, will be outstanding. 

 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Mea and Val for your critiques which I appreciate immensely.  I am always scared to go "too dark" ... I tread very lightly in everything but I will get bolder eventually. Val, I wouldn't mind having sound in the least, perhaps things will then penetrate the old brain!!    :D




Patricia








Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: ncwren on July 27, 2015, 10:19:06 PM
Nice job Patricia!  :clap:

I might tweak some on mine later---those soldiers in a row.  :-\

Great class Dennis-much appreciated!

Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2015, 11:01:13 PM
 :thankyou:  Natalie.  I am unable to see your painting.  I don't know what is going on but I could not see Aniz's either and now yours too but thanks for your comments.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: thebryce on July 28, 2015, 05:05:35 AM
 :clap: [size=0px]Patricia[/size]
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Denise808 on July 28, 2015, 07:05:57 AM
Beautiful rhino Patricia! Seeing all the comments, I take it this wasn't an easy class at all :o
I just signed up for it .....
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Steven on July 28, 2015, 10:07:34 AM
Nice work Patricia, this looks to be a pretty busy lesson, lots of details!
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2015, 10:25:43 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  theBryce, Denise and Steven for your welcomed comments. Well, this was the most interesting lesson with (new to me) techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and was sad when it came to an end for I was so focussed. 


Denise, you will LOVE this lesson and I can highly recommend it.


Steven, I didn't find it overwhelmingly busy because I was so focussed (a form of escapism I expect where I feel as though I am in another dimension) and was actually shocked when it came to an end for I was jolted back into real time!!!  lol!!!


So for everyone who may be sitting on the fence not knowing whether to tackle this lesson or not, I say "go for it".   


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: ncwren on July 28, 2015, 05:12:53 PM
 :confused: I have no idea why it doesn't show for you Patricia-I posted it the way I have since I joined and I have made no changes to my account.  :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: ncwren on July 28, 2015, 05:37:56 PM
You should be able to see it now. Just spent the last 10 minutes fixing it.  >:(
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2015, 08:39:28 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Thank you Natalie, I am now able to see your wonderful painting of the Rhino. A great job.  Your colours are much more dramatic which lends itself beautifully to the scene.  Lovely, lovely painting.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Fiona on July 28, 2015, 11:16:27 PM
Well done on the Rhino Patricia and Natalie - they both look great! I'd love to have a go at this one in pastels ..... or maybe I shall sign up for this one in watercolours - decisions, decisions 

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2015, 11:29:08 PM
    :thankyou:  for your lovely message Fiona and I can guarantee that if you sign up for this lesson, you won't be sorry as it was an awesome lesson.  Would love to see you do it in pastels for your pastel work is outstanding.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Danielle123 on July 29, 2015, 12:08:12 AM
Nathalie i love the colours you used on your Rhino.   :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Patricia you also did a nice rhino soft looking one.    :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: NHC50 on July 29, 2015, 02:51:24 AM
Well the only one I see is Natalie's. I like the colors Natalie. What bothers me is the large horn. It looks like it is on the side of the head. Or maybe it is the nostrils are not right. But I like the background.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: thebryce on July 29, 2015, 03:51:38 AM
the colors are stunning, ALL! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on July 29, 2015, 04:58:35 AM
Both these 2 painting's techniques are excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: Both still need to look at my painting again.

Patricia
, you are missing indication of the front leg on the left. Also compare, against the actual photograph, the position of the horn, the mouth and there is too much of a "valley" or "cut in" from the mouth to the jawbone.
Natalie, You have the same problem with the horn. It's all a matter of shading. Look at the shape at the base of the horn.

Fix the base of the horn, and both paintings will POP. O0

Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2015, 10:35:39 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for your critique. I have been working on it to correct the mistakes.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: ncwren on July 29, 2015, 03:43:22 PM
 :heeha: I did not notice that at all...oh that poor rhino looks bizarre.   ;D

I will see what I can do!
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 09, 2015, 01:49:29 AM

So I posted this on the new website, but since it doesn't show up on a forum there I doubt anyone knows I completed this...thus why I'm now posting it on the PB site. Anyway...this was one of the most difficult classes I've taken from Dennis - there is a lot going on in this lesson and in the painting! I got carried away with the masking fluid in the beginning - way too many to cover up and they're all over the place. This was a very humbling class which made me realize how much more I still have to learn. So while I'm not fond of the end results, I'm very appreciative of the lesson.

Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: lynn p. on September 09, 2015, 03:23:31 AM
Patricia--You are brave.  This looks so tough.  Very well done indeed.


Natalie--I like your strong colors.


Sharon--It has a batik look with the masking fluid.  I like it--sorta abstract.  Great to see how many ways to make gray also--each so different.
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on September 09, 2015, 09:45:36 AM
Sharon, I have replied on the Online site.
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Val on September 09, 2015, 10:55:45 AM
 :wave: I'm getting lazy in my old age! I just copied over my comment from the Online site....  :whistle:

Fantastic Sharon, the rhino is excellent. I think you have done a great job with the grasses and trees. As Dennis has mentioned, that dark patch to the side of the rhino is the one real distraction. Other than that you’ve done a banner job!  (http://onlineartlessons.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/clap.gif)   (http://onlineartlessons.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/clap.gif)   (http://onlineartlessons.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/clap.gif)
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 09, 2015, 04:26:58 PM
Thanks Lynn and Val - and I've posted the redo painting on the online art site...hoping there will be a forum soon on the new site so I don't have to post paintings twice! Also I don't get notices when someone comments on my postings on the new site - any idea if that will happen or should I just check my posts regularly?
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on September 09, 2015, 06:20:43 PM
Sharon, we are in the process of having a new forum designed for us that will fit this new site setup. Unfortunately we cannot move the old forum over.
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 09, 2015, 08:31:11 PM
Can't wait for the new design - for now I'll continue to double post. Thanks Dennis!
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2015, 07:43:53 PM
Nicely done.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Danielle123 on September 11, 2015, 12:50:10 AM
Nice Rhino .. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on September 14, 2015, 01:40:27 PM
 :thankyou:  Thank you Lynnp for your lovely comments.


 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, you did a superb job on the rhino.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on September 25, 2016, 06:19:18 PM
My white rhino in the bush, Dennis I know you told me to be careful with the darks, but do I listen?????
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 25, 2016, 06:42:06 PM
Good to see your work again, Louisa.

You did a very good job on this.  It's not too dark on my screen.  Love the warm golden glow of it all.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Kathysutterlin on September 25, 2016, 10:39:23 PM
 :clap: This is a lovely painting, Louisa.  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Val on September 25, 2016, 11:54:13 PM
 :eek: My first thought... oh my goodness, someone put a chain on him!  :faint: I looked closer and realized it was a branch!  :doh:

I like the colourings used. I think the snout(?) needs some adjustment if you look at the reference.

Nicely done.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: thebryce on September 26, 2016, 02:36:28 AM
I really like it. You have become very good.

Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on September 26, 2016, 06:58:59 AM
I'll excuse you for going a it too dark in the painting ;) Otherwise very good :clap: :clap: :clap: Just the nose     needs a looking into - it is not too squeezed in at the sides O0
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on October 04, 2016, 08:35:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A lovely job on the rhino Louisa.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Bill76434 on February 20, 2018, 12:12:44 AM
A very pleasurable and rewarding experience. Thank you Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 20, 2018, 02:16:48 AM
Really nice, Bill.  Nice texture on the rhino skin.  Great job on the foreground grasses.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: TeresaM on February 20, 2018, 06:14:53 AM
Good job Bill
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: dennis on February 20, 2018, 06:17:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Bill76434 on February 20, 2018, 06:46:48 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Teresa and Dennis.
I had an advantage of reading all the previous comments. Not that I got it all right.   ???
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 20, 2018, 06:53:20 AM
Bill

That's the best part of the Forum -- the opportunity to read what everyone else had problems with, so you don't make the same mistakes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Happychappy on March 13, 2018, 12:20:30 AM
I don't know how I missed this but Bill, you did a fantastic job of the White Rhino.  Really excellent.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #103 - White Rhino in Bush
Post by: Bill76434 on March 13, 2018, 01:36:14 AM
Thanks Patricia