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dennis

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on: December 04, 2011, 01:06:42 AM
 As I will be majoring more on techniques you must not get too bogged down in trying to match the colors exactly right - the reason? Even trees of the same species standing next to each other will not have the same coloring as you will see in the presentation.

Here is the proposed list of  materials I will be using for the demo and for those who would like to Paint-along:

16 x 20" canvas panel (406 x 508mm) portrait format.
Oil Paints: Cad Red, Cad Yellow, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White.
Medium size painting knife
38mm Hardware Brush (1 1/2")
Bristle Brushes
#2 Rigger Brush
Medium
Masking tape

Then the normal cloth, paper roll, mineral turps or whatever else you use for maintenance purposes.

Because of time constraints I will be painting relatively fast so if you are a slow painter then rather sit back and enjoy the demo and then afterwards paint at your leisure as you watch the replay on your computer.

I will not be making a preliminary sketch for this demo - working straight onto a blank canvas :heeha:

I am specifically using the primary colors only so that the beginners get used to mixing colors.

Finally: Make painting fun - don't be too serious - don't want you  :sweat: Be  8)
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Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 01:26:10 AM
 Thank you Dennis, just ask Nolan about above. Wanted to be well prepared. So looking forward to the evening.
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Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 09:47:50 AM
Ah, thank you very much for this list although, I won't be 'painting-along', I will definitely need this for later.

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Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 01:02:12 AM
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed this evening being my first ''Live'' tutorial. Can't wait to watch the replay, as I acutally painted my sky and background mountains, who was I kidding to think I could paint along. :idiot2: How wonderful to watch a Master at work, techniques, debth, distance, colour, blending, how the little house came alive, all the tips, and much much more.  :thankyou: Dennis. And..... of course Nolan for his camera work. Looking foward to watching the ''Cherries'' becoming edible! P.S the sound was perfect when not bufferring. Is that due to my poor connection as I live in the sticks, amongst two forestries of Ash, Elm and Oaks! 
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Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 01:31:44 AM
Glad you enjoyed the class Olivia  :clap:

the video will buffer when your connection cannot receive as fast as the class is being broadcast


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Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 01:59:26 AM
Thanks for your reply, much appreciated. I will contact my provider to see if there is an upgrade, they did tell me I had fine local (domestic) connection but if I was downloading a lot of stuff I may suffer. I only have 2GB memory should I upgrade that for faster service too?
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Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 04:15:37 AM
the 2Gig memory I am presuming is what your computer has, if so, yes it's more than enough memory.

If the 2Gig is monthly bandwidth, then it will depend on how much you surf the net and what you do on the net. To give you an example - a 2 hour live class will use up between 300 - 500 Meg bandwidth (1000 Meg = 1 Gig)

Hope that helps


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Reply #7 on: December 07, 2011, 05:02:41 AM
Nolan, your camera work was excellent. Dennis, I love how you showed every step of color mixing. I am beginning to understand better this aspect of painting as it is one of my weaknesses. Thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration. Sound and video perfect.


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Reply #8 on: December 07, 2011, 07:26:15 AM
 :clap: Well done Dennis.  Now we have got to know you as well.   By watching your method, colour mixes and the explanation of colour saturation is just is another lesson learned in landscapes.  Your painting is awesome.

I would love to see a demonstration on painting mountains your way.   I don't seem to paint them the way I would like to.   Think about it!   :painting:  :thankyou:

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Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011, 08:35:54 AM
Dennis, the Bluegum class was fabulous  :clap:... my first and truly enjoyed it tremendously :yippee:.  I really feel so blessed to be part of this PaintBasket family and to be able to learn so much more.  You and Nolan truly are great teachers and I am very grateful that I discovered this site and all of you.

I have fallen into a terrible rut these lase couple of months with my painting... just couldn't get going.  Now I am so excited... I can't wait... so a HUGE  :thankyou: to you both.
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Reply #10 on: December 07, 2011, 09:57:04 AM
I find these live on-line web classes to be an excellent way to learn. Even the 'little things' that normally would get edited out on a DVD, are caught live, too.
Great lesson, Dennis.
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Reply #11 on: December 07, 2011, 12:20:06 PM
Looks like the lesson went down a treat with everyone else too! Although I joined it 50mins late, I really enjoyed it. Like other comment feedback, I agree we learned lots of new tips and tricks. Like the the foliage round back of tree,  use of the scraper and how a white building reflects light of specific intensity.
Congratulations Dennis on a great class and, to Nolan our camera man for the session!
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Reply #12 on: December 07, 2011, 06:55:43 PM
Today I was pretty adament to start my eye on the Portrait Painting course... but have been having problems with the reference photos.  Eventually gave up, went through my album and got a photo.  The drawing is now done for the eye...but that happened bit late this afternoon and I started feeling frustrated, because I sooo wanted to  :painting: today.  Well, that's when the thought hit me out of the blue... What about doing the BlueGum Tree.

Well... just keep the following in mind when viewing the photo :o ... There was absolutely no reference picture, I did not have the computer on, to watch the replay as I am painting...So this is totally, completely straight out of my mind. I just kept reminding myself of a few things Dennis said lastnite in the class.  (So Dennis, while I was painting...I could hear your voice...did the 'replay' in my head while painting.) I did not have the correct brush (seeing that I made the discision to paint this on the spur of the moment) and experienced a few struggles with the palette knife technique.  Used my tile as a palette and used French Ultramarine, Pyrolle Red Deep, Arylamide yellow (which is similar to cad yellow hue) and white... here is the result... took me about 3 hours...

Edit:  Oh yes, forgot to mention... photo not the best quality due to some reflections from the light... will try and do a better one tomorrow in daylight, then re-post.
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Reply #13 on: December 07, 2011, 07:06:01 PM
and it came out great Leana :clap: You really did pay attention in the class O0


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Reply #14 on: December 07, 2011, 07:12:24 PM
Awesome...  :thankyou: Nolan... now I feel very happy... got a thumbs up  :yippee:.  Oh yes, I did pay attention... now you know why my family and friends call me an 'Art-Addict'  ;D... when it comes to art...I am ALL ears, eyes etc.  Just love it and really loved the class.  You and Dennis are truely awesome teachers! :not_worthy: 

I am sure I can do better... but will first focus on my Portrait painting a bit... then the cherries  ;D... will then attempt another one... and spend more time with it.
Leana

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