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Title: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on December 01, 2015, 01:46:43 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

Template download (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pastel/lesson40-sheep-pasture-template.pdf)       
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on December 27, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
Hi Dennis,    I've been gone for most of the year and I really enjoyed the class.  I am looking forward to catching up with the rest of the classes and my friends on PB. 
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 27, 2015, 06:47:23 PM
Lisa gale

So nice to see you back here.  We missed you.

Lovely pastel landscape.  Love the soft flowers in the foreground.

Like the light in the background.

So soft and appealing.

Hope to see more of your work more often.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on December 27, 2015, 07:20:59 PM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on December 28, 2015, 01:57:24 AM
Thank you Mea for the comments.  I missed everyone as well.  Just a lot of things going on, new job, still rehabbing my arm but doing well.

Thank you Dennis for the encouragement.  I felt off and it was a bit hard to loosen up, and my sheep look like blobs but It felt so good to sit and paint and I didn't realize how much I missed hearing you in my headphones!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Happychappy on December 28, 2015, 02:17:25 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lisa, Welcome, it is so good to see you and to hear that you are healing well and back to painting. Your pastel painting is beautiful. What got my attention initially, was the way you captured the light in the background, on top of the trees and mid-ground so very well. An excellent job.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on December 28, 2015, 06:25:06 PM
Thanks, Lisa :flowers:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on December 28, 2015, 10:40:49 PM
Thank you Patricia for your lovely comments.   Good to see you as well!   
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: C.Bodine on December 29, 2015, 02:58:36 PM
Lisa, you make me wish I did pastels! Lovely painting! The light is beautiful!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on December 30, 2015, 12:29:35 AM
your sheep look very much like sheep to me.. wait until you see my.. um... tree???  geez... lol I'm up to the foreground now, so maybe tomorrow, had to take a break and feed dogs .. just started pastels.. and yes, out of order.. oops.. probably will start at the beginning once I finish this one.  New pastels.. well new about 10 years ago and have been waiting for me.. don't want to draw well.. :(
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on December 30, 2015, 12:35:21 AM
Christina ,  I think you could handle pastels very well.  Your colored pmcil drawings are awesome!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on December 30, 2015, 12:40:36 AM
Lin,  I'm glad you're trying pastels.   I really like them.  I tried watercolor and that was disastrous lol. Then Dennis stared the pastel class and It just seemed to fit.   And I love the bright colors. 
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on December 30, 2015, 07:09:54 PM
:)  I usually use watercolor. though I like colored pencils as well.. I tried the pastels when I first got them and made a muddy mess.. lol
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on December 30, 2015, 09:00:59 PM
ok, here is my first pastel painting..  :-\  lousy photo, have a cheap cell phone..  anyway.. tree is umm ... yeah.. and so are bushes.. but I did better than I thought I would, different than watercolors.. lol.    Have at it people :)  I need all the help I can get. 

(http://enchanted.bw-forums.com/paslesson40.jpg)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 31, 2015, 05:19:31 AM
Lin,

Don't apologize for this one.  It looks really good.   Nice work on the sheep.

Good shape on the big tree.

First pastel??? It certainly doesn't show.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: C.Bodine on December 31, 2015, 01:37:38 PM
Lin, nothing to be embarrassed about at all! I only hope I can do as well on my first pastel!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on December 31, 2015, 03:05:35 PM
Thank you so very much  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on December 31, 2015, 08:29:28 PM
Lin, excellent for a first pastel painting :clap: :clap: :clap: A very good start O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on December 31, 2015, 10:29:34 PM
thanks Dennis, I do know that my darks weren't dard enough... but that is something I always fight..  I started at the beginning.. lol I will post the techniques in a bit, it's finished.. though the bottle looks like a drunk glass blower made it.. lol
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on December 31, 2015, 11:46:38 PM
Lin.  Your painting is beautiful.  I love it!   Great job  :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on January 01, 2016, 12:16:39 AM
thank you Lisa :)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on January 01, 2016, 02:24:40 PM
Superb Lisa  O0 great colourings and it has somewhat of the old masters feel about it. Brilliant.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on January 01, 2016, 02:31:56 PM
 :heeha: Great work Lin! You've got all the bits in the right spots, colourings are very good, and everything is well defined and recognizable....so I should say this is a resounding success!   :yippee: First pastel???? .... Banner job!  :congrats:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on January 01, 2016, 03:34:31 PM
Thank you so much Val 

Lisa,  thank you
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on January 10, 2016, 08:05:26 PM
Hey Val!  Thanks for the lovely comment.  Good to see you here  :)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on January 10, 2016, 08:09:39 PM
BTW you hair friend seems to really like you!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: sally13 on January 11, 2016, 12:45:37 AM
Beautiful work Lin and Lisa. Lin well done for a first. :)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on January 11, 2016, 12:48:48 AM
thank you Sally :)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on January 13, 2016, 11:17:17 AM
Thank you Lisa, yes I'm really going to miss this little guy. I've already found him a couple of young cruisers as playmates....they're already wondering what they've got themselves into!  >:D I did warn them that Cheeky lives up to his name!  :whistle:    :2funny:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Fiona on January 26, 2016, 01:10:39 PM
Another fun class to do :) Thank you Dennis. Here is my version of them sheep grazing in the field.


Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: C.Bodine on January 26, 2016, 02:29:05 PM
Fiona, you always give us something lovely to look at! I love the highlights on the flowers and the sunlit pasture! The colors are beautiful! The one thing that keeps drawing my attention is the cloud behind the tree. It gives the appearance of outlining the tree instead of being behind it. It may just be me, though! Regardless, it is a beautiful painting!!!! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 26, 2016, 03:00:04 PM
Fiona,

What struck me first about this painting is the true depth of it.  I can feel the distance from the foreground to the far mountains. 

I agree with Christina about the cloud over the tree.  Not sure the best way to fix it, though.  Maybe darken the tree?

Might have been better to have had a cluster of two or three sheep at some point rather than all separate.  Or is that how sheep work - in solitude???

Regardless, you did another one of your exceptionally good paintings.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on January 26, 2016, 04:34:00 PM
This is so beautiful Fiona, love the colours, depth, and I agree with Christina on the cloud.   :yippee:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: BeaSue on January 26, 2016, 04:50:18 PM
It's lovely, Fiona. Perhaps you could just extend (and maybe dull the color) of the cloud--a little farther to the right?
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Fiona on January 26, 2016, 06:55:39 PM
Thank you ladies for your kind comments and suggestions, much appreciated  :)

Looking at it with a fresh pair of eyes, I can see what you mean by the cloud behind the tree, I added the clouds before I did the tree and didn't plan accordingly! Fortunately that is an easy fix and I will add a few more sheep as well, you can never have too many fluffy blobs on a painting  :) Will post an updated version when I've done the changes.

Thank you all once again.

Cheers
Fi

Here we go, this is the revised version  :)


Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: BeaSue on January 26, 2016, 08:08:47 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on January 26, 2016, 08:31:35 PM
Beautifully done, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap: Only one thing worries me - that long light stripe between the tree and the right hand clump of trees.  I just feel that the very distant hill should also fill that space. O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: C.Bodine on January 26, 2016, 08:35:39 PM
 :clap:  :clap:  O0 Changes look great!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Happychappy on January 26, 2016, 09:38:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gorgeous Fi.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Fiona on January 26, 2016, 10:34:25 PM
Thank you all  :)  Here is the latest version with the hill in the back filling the space between the tree and the clump of vegetation to the right  :)


Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on January 27, 2016, 02:31:04 AM
Nice work, Fiona.  Looks like you have tweaked it to the point where it's ready for the mat.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2016, 02:34:37 AM
There you go, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap: Brush down(sorry, pastel sticks  ;) )
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on January 27, 2016, 05:09:37 PM
Beautiful Fiona, well tweeked  ::) :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Vidar on January 27, 2016, 09:55:28 PM
Very good drawing Fiona :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lisa gale on January 28, 2016, 02:50:33 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful Fi!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: sally13 on January 28, 2016, 03:07:27 AM
Beautifully done ladies, I love this scene.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on January 31, 2016, 08:54:01 AM
 :heeha: Positively brill!!!  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: lynn p. on February 01, 2016, 12:07:38 PM
Fi, Wow, this is gorgeous.  Love this lesson Dennis.  Beautiful topic.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 04, 2016, 02:07:06 AM
Very nice paintings Lisa, Lin and Fi, amazing colors and contrasts. The sheeps look they do not care about any wolf aroundd!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Lin1945 on February 04, 2016, 05:13:59 AM
thanks Juan,  that's good about the wolf, I didn't paint one in   ::)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Tania on March 03, 2016, 12:40:52 AM
I was very happy to be back at it today even if I had far less than stellar results! I seriously need to invest in proper pastel paper and some quality pastels! Everything is a bit dark and the tooth of the paper was difficult to cover.




Feel free to share further insights!
Thanks in advance...
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 03, 2016, 03:13:02 AM
Tania,

I have no experience with pastels, but I think you did a great job on this.  The sheep and the big tree are the best part.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on March 03, 2016, 04:50:43 AM
Very lovely painting, Tania :clap: :clap: :clap: Actually the dark areas accentuate the drama of the sunlit field and the sheep O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on March 03, 2016, 02:04:18 PM
 :yippee:   Well done Tania! As you know...  :whistle: ... I love the counterchange from your dark foreground to the light in the field.  :heeha: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Tania on March 03, 2016, 10:21:46 PM
Mea, Dennis and Val -  :thankyou:  for the kind comments!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on March 05, 2016, 10:36:00 PM
I feel like I am in the pasture. Excellent.   :yippee:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Tania on March 07, 2016, 03:16:07 AM
Thanks, Danielle!  :)
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2016, 10:38:01 PM
Lisa i missed your beautiful painting, very well done.  :yippee:

 :confused: Dennis , what paper did you use for this painting class,  it is kind of shiny, did you gesso on a board? 
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on April 09, 2016, 07:34:34 AM
Danielle, I used a thick cardboard with a special Pastel Ground brushed onto it. It is a thick paste with ground pumice. You should be able to buy in any good art shop.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2016, 11:38:47 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis or the info.   :-*
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on April 27, 2016, 05:57:43 PM
Here is my sheep in pasture,  i struggled with the flowers because I did not have a light mauve colour, so I tried multitude of colours. 
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 27, 2016, 09:43:42 PM
 :clap:Danielle, Your sheep in pasture is gorgeous!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 27, 2016, 09:48:11 PM
I love this painting a lot, Danielle. It really conveys a sense of calm and peace. Beautiful!















Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 28, 2016, 06:11:09 AM
Hmmm... Danielle.  There is some sort of mystical, surreal feel to this.  Lovely.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on April 28, 2016, 01:00:18 PM
 :thankyou: Kathy, Steve and Mea for you lovely comments.   
I just wish I had those nice colours Dennis has  in my boxe of pastels.   My pastels are limitted.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on May 07, 2016, 10:07:06 AM
Nicely done regardless Danielle. Shows a skill that requires great imagination and problem solving ability.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on May 07, 2016, 11:58:46 AM
 :thankyou: Val for the encouragement.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Happychappy on May 07, 2016, 12:10:27 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just seen your sheep in pasture painting Danielle and I got such a feeling of tranquility. It is beautiful.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on May 07, 2016, 10:33:36 PM
Well done, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap: The tree needs to have much more body. O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on May 08, 2016, 12:47:57 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Dennis.

Dennis I will add more body to the tree.  :thankyou: for the advice.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on May 08, 2016, 07:04:19 PM
Here is my revised lesson, i have beefed up my tree and I also added pinks in my flowers to brighten up.
. Old one
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on May 08, 2016, 07:33:36 PM
Much better :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on May 08, 2016, 07:43:29 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the constructive advice, i appreciate.   :1hug:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 08, 2016, 08:17:00 PM
It's got pizazz now, Danielle.  I like the oversized mouse face sneaking onto the canvas from the right (top corner).

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on May 08, 2016, 08:35:00 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on May 08, 2016, 10:04:53 PM
 Mea! .....  :police:   Put down the glue pot!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 09, 2016, 12:32:02 AM
It's got pizazz now, Danielle.  I like the oversized mouse face sneaking onto the canvas from the right (top corner).

aloha

mea

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: It took a few minutes but I see it too. And I've not been in the glue pot, Val.   :P :2funny:  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Danielle123 on May 09, 2016, 12:08:43 PM
 :2funny: That is are Mea a vivid imagination. 
 
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 01:28:57 PM
Yes, I saw 'something' too... thanks Mea for putting a name to the face!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 09, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
Well if we were going to "put a name to the face," we could call him "Mickey."

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on May 09, 2016, 10:30:51 PM
 O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Tousabella on May 12, 2016, 04:54:53 PM
A great painting, Danielle. Even with "Mickey" in the corner!!  I like the subtle shades, and it's very peaceful. Good job.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: robynann on July 14, 2019, 09:13:49 PM
Here is my try of this Pastel Piece. When I sprayed it with fixative everything got darker.

Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: nolan on July 14, 2019, 09:47:46 PM
looking good. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
That is the problem with fixative and varnish - it changes the color so you have to compensate for that if you know in advance you will be coating the artwork,
I know many people use a fixative that you can work over so then you just add the final highlights back over the fixative to bring the artwork back to life.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: robynann on July 15, 2019, 01:23:55 AM
Thanks Nolan..  I thought of putting the highlights back into the foreground but wouldn't you need to spray it again after you touch it up?
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: dennis on July 15, 2019, 02:54:47 AM
Over-spraying a pastel drawing will darken up the colours. Fixative is not to protect the surface of a pastel painting, but to "fix" any loose pastel dust from falling on the matt after it has been framed behind glass. I know may artists who do not use fixative at all. It is quite in order to do a few touch-ups after spraying with fixative.I always protect unframed pastel paintings with a large sheet of tracing paper.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on July 15, 2019, 07:21:22 PM
 :heeha: Great go Robyn!  :clap: :clap: :clap:   

After trying fixative once I´ve never used it again. I just give a few good taps on the back to knock off any loose bits, then either frame it or stack them on top of one another with tracing paper in between.
I´ve quite fallen for the sanded papers and the velour paper. They hold so many layers and just don´t seem to let go. The sanded papers are available in many different grits and surfaces, just have a play and see what works best for you.  O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: robynann on July 15, 2019, 11:14:11 PM
Thanks Dennis and Val for the information.. I'm glad to hear that I can just protect it with tracing paper and not spray. As soon as I looked at it after I sprayed I wished I hadn't. I won't do it again. I have some of that paper Val until you mentioned it I had totally forgot I had it. Ahduh! LOL
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: Val on July 19, 2019, 11:15:28 PM
Just keep in mind you only need a very light hand on the sanded papers, The pastels flow like silk!  :smitten:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #40 - Sheep in Pasture
Post by: nolan on July 22, 2019, 09:24:30 PM
I am not a fan of spraying pastel or pencil works so never do it myself
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