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Title: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: dennis on July 11, 2016, 11:54:00 PM
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

Access Template   HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolour/Lesson115-walk-in-wood-template.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Tousabella on July 19, 2016, 04:16:06 PM
Hi there....Why does the date keep changing?  I was already yesterday and it was 1 more day; today, it's 2 days more. Hmmmmmmm.  Did I miss the notice somewhere?
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: dennis on July 19, 2016, 07:30:12 PM
Retta, sometimes there is a problem with the rendering of the video and/or with Youtube, and that result in an unavoidable delay. Sorry about that. Glad to see that you are so keen though :clap: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 20, 2016, 01:04:37 AM
I'm still trying to sort out my pastel from the live class!  :D   Looking forward to this class....hopefully save me from myself!!!  :crazy2:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Tousabella on July 20, 2016, 07:13:52 PM
Ahaaa.....chinks in the cyber sphere!!  Got it. Thanks, Dennis.
Val...look forward to 'seein' ya along with the pastels.  Looks pretty interesting.
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 21, 2016, 03:08:33 AM
While we're waiting.... I might just have a boo at that swan!  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 08:08:52 PM
Video won't play  :( says an error occurred. (Playback ID: 1sigEHyX60xpsltl)

Tried it again and got the same message, just a different playback ID.   :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 22, 2016, 10:38:25 PM
It worked for me using the OPERA browser.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: dennis on July 22, 2016, 10:58:24 PM
Just checked. The video works very well on my side O0
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 11:13:29 PM
 :yippee: Nolan fixed it, the code was pasted in wrong.
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 23, 2016, 09:22:16 PM
I started in the wee hours this morning, hope to complete it overnight tonight.  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2016, 12:05:25 AM
 :help:  I have just been over to the OAL site and cannot find Lesson #115 under Watercolour or Pastel.  Can someone please tell me where I can locate it?  Many thanks,   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 25, 2016, 12:53:56 AM
The class is under watercolours here on the PB site.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2016, 01:06:11 AM
 :thankyou:  Val, I have just been over to my Watercolour Classes on this site and it is not there. I am no longer a member of PB as such and am a VIP Member at OAL so I guess I don't have access to it here. Will have to wait for it to appear on the OAL site  :( .  Thanks anyway.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 25, 2016, 10:26:22 AM
It doesn't show up in 'My Classes'.   Try clicking the 'Classes' button, watercolour, then lesson plan. It shows up at the very bottom. Hope this works.
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2016, 08:53:57 PM
Hi Val, Thank you so much for responding to my question. I did what you suggested and yes, the lesson was there at the bottom, just as you mentioned. However, it is there for me to "buy now" but as I am a VIP Member, I will have to wait for it to become available on the OAL site. I wrote to Nolan telling him that I couldn't find the lesson advertised on the OAL site but haven't heard back from him yet. Anyway, thanks once again for being so helpful.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 25, 2016, 09:52:02 PM
Nolan will have you sorted quick enough.  O0

I have had a couple of not so great painting nights. Mind I did make some 'corrective' headway this morning so I think this one is salvageable.... sort of!  :whistle:   Almost to the point where the pastel pencils come in.  Quite exciting!!!   :heeha:   I hope you get in soon, this one is great fun.... lots of 'sloshing about'!!!  :yippee:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 25, 2016, 11:03:22 PM
Looking forward to seeing your painting Val, sounds exciting. I went over to OAL site and saw that the lesson is now showing there. Hopefully, I will do it tomorrow.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 26, 2016, 11:34:05 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for another enjoyable and interesting class. Comments and critiques are gratefully received. Thank you.  Patricia


Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 27, 2016, 02:12:37 AM
Very nice, Patricia! O0 O0 Just one thing. I'm a. Bit confused by the shadows. The tree in the foreground seems to be casting a shadow from both sides.
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 27, 2016, 10:22:28 AM
Beautifully done Patricia  O0   I see what Steve is saying about the large tree shadow. It does look like it is casting a shadow across the path as well as to the left.


Your forest trees look lovely, perhaps a few more darks/in the leaves. Overall very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Gita on July 27, 2016, 04:36:26 PM
Dennis, thank you for this very educative class. This is my submission. My whites are not as white as yours, so it has somehow given another result. Unfortunately I did not have a dark brown pastel colour, the black I used instead is may be too dark. Compared to yours Dennis, I should have been a bit bolder and used more orange and darker green. On the whole I really enjoyed the course.
I would be thankful for suggestions and critiques.


28.07.16:  I realize retrospectively that I have used wax Crayons instead of Pastell colours :-\. Anyway I find the result also interesting. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Tousabella on July 27, 2016, 04:39:21 PM
Great painting, Pat. Looks lush and cool. The shadow is from a tree out of sight....maybe carry it beyond the tree you are looking at? Or shorten it a bit and carry more to the right? I like the feel of this painting. Good job.
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Gita on July 27, 2016, 04:42:19 PM
Patricia, I like it the way you´ve done the painting.  O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2016, 06:13:31 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Steve, Val, Gita and Retta for your comments/critiques which I really appreciate. It never fails to amaze me but after posting, I can see all the areas where I could have improved and especially when it is pointed out to me for which many thanks.  Steve, I lightened the offending shadow which has made all the difference. Val, I still have to darken some leaves but it is generally looking so much better.  Thanks so much once again.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2016, 06:15:42 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gita, you did a good job too. You seem to be very proficient in watercolour as well as pen and ink. You must be a "natural" for all your work is good.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 27, 2016, 07:24:55 PM
Nicely done Gita, looks good to me  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Patricia, I'm having a bit of a fight with mine. I made some of the shadows much too solid looking. (one of those bad painting days  :tongue: ) I've lifted out as much as I can...actually thought about turning it into a foot bridge!  ;D

I've decided to just get it finished and call it a day. Any more fixes and I'll be in the rubber room!  :crazy2: It's coming!
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2016, 07:39:46 PM
Val, as I was laying down the paint for my shadows, I also had the sinking feeling that they were too solid, too dark and not positioned correctly but I carried on irrespective of my feelings, instead of stopping and taking another look but knowing that pastels were the next step, I was in a hurry to reach that part and like you, I just decided to call it a day and I posted it.


Let's have a look at yours, I can just imagine that what you were struggling with, we will all see as something beautiful for you have such a lovely "touch" with paints. I know I have said it before but the feeling I get when looking at your work is one of "softness and gentle" which is very calming to view. 


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 27, 2016, 08:05:48 PM
Gita and Patricia

You have both done well on this painting.  I love the dappled effect of the ground.

Gita - I think you did a lovely job of preserving the whites.  Your painting is very bright.  Yet, Patricia's looks equally lovely with its more mystical blue tinge.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 27, 2016, 10:22:10 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea for your lovely comments.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 27, 2016, 11:27:44 PM
Gita and Patricia, Your paintings are beautiful.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: dennis on July 28, 2016, 06:19:42 AM
Lovely painting, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: Retta has it right.There are trees on the rignt that are throwing shadows across the path. The edges are just too defined for a path through the forest. Blur them and jagger them a it to make it look natural O0
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Gita on July 28, 2016, 10:23:07 AM
Thank you Patricia, Val and Mea. I have used wax Crayons instead of pastels in complete ignorance. I did not have a look at the names on the box before starting to paint. :idiot2: Interestingly, I find the result not all that bad.  I shall have to try again with pastels.

Mea I like the brightness in my patinting too. Patricias painting has this wonderful nostalgia in it.

Val, I would love to see your piece.
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2016, 11:03:17 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for your critique, I shall certainly do what you suggest. Thank you.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Win on July 28, 2016, 02:53:11 PM
Lovely paintings Gita and Patricia,  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 28, 2016, 10:24:24 PM
Here is the result of my two not so great painting days   :eyesclosed: ready to bin it at this point, say the mantra....
'Don't Panic, Let It Dry'  ;D

A few more attempts to fix and this is where I'm going to leave it. Unfortunately I can't seem to get a decent photo today. Light is very bright even inside the boat.
The painting for once actually looks better than the photo!  :heeha:



Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: dennis on July 28, 2016, 10:43:30 PM
Great work, Val :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: MaryAnne Long on July 29, 2016, 12:20:25 AM
Val,

Sure is a big difference in the progression.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 29, 2016, 12:56:31 AM
Looks good. I love the was you minimalized the shadows across the road. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Happychappy on July 29, 2016, 01:11:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely beautiful Val, I told you, it would be.  You have such a lovely "touch and feel to your work".


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 29, 2016, 02:08:15 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Mea, Steve and Patricia.  The photo is actually looking very washed out. I will try to replace it with a better photo. I'm wondering if my camera is copping out...seems to be one of those things that happens frequently down here.  :(

I learned a number of new techniques, even though they don't show well here, and refreshed on some I haven't used in quite some time. I really enjoyed doing this one.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Gita on July 29, 2016, 02:09:08 PM
Beautiful, Val! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Win on July 29, 2016, 03:35:19 PM
If the painting is better than the photo then extra well done Val, :clap:..
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 29, 2016, 07:28:36 PM
 :heeha: I've said this before and I'll say it again, Val, You are WAY too hard on yourself.  :crazy2: This painting is beautiful. :smitten: :smitten:  I, too, like the way you lightened the shadows across the road.  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #115 - Watercolour with Pastel
Post by: Val on July 29, 2016, 08:57:54 PM
 :thankyou: Gita,  :thankyou: Win, much appreciated.

Kathy, it is passable, and that is just because I haven't painted in quite some time. A couple more mediocre splashes and I'll be back on top. I find I'm gravitating back toward impressionism and less detailed pieces. We'll just have to wait and see where it takes me... probably a bit off the deep end!  :crazy2:    :D    ;D