Paint Basket Art Forum

Author Topic: 12 - Landscapes pt2 Skies  (Read 14494 times)

mahlstick

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 47
  • I started painting in 2009, when I retired
on: April 11, 2012, 08:03:01 PM
Hi Nolan

It was unfortunate that some people missed the live feed due to a tech glich (sometimes you love computers, and other times you really hate them!) but as we all know, these things can happen.

Yet again another good lesson, much information gleened. If I don't make it as an artist, at least I could apply for a job as a weather person on tv?

But seriously, most enjoyable.

I will be doing a couple of test skies and then I shall begin a painting that takes in the rest of the lessons as you suggested. But what proportion of the canvas would you suggest for the sky, as you know what else is going to be included?

Mahlstick
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 04:34:31 AM by nolan »


mahlstick

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 47
  • I started painting in 2009, when I retired
Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 11:18:02 AM
Hi Nolan

It was unfortunate that some people missed the live feed due to a tech glich (sometimes you love computers, and other times you really hate them!) but as we all know, these things can happen.

Yet again another good lesson, much information gleened. If I don't make it as an artist, at least I could apply for a job as a weather person on tv?

But seriously, most enjoyable.

I will be doing a couple of test skies and then I shall begin a painting that takes in the rest of the lessons as you suggested. But what proportion of the canvas would you suggest for the sky, as you know what else is going to be included?

Mahlstick

PS: I have posted this again because the first one (yesterday) I put it in the wrong place, sorry, I'm still getting to grips with all of this


marianrowling

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 24
Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 02:38:15 PM
Hey Nolan I've never heard of the oil paint colour 'Taylor Blue' before. I did google it but with not much luck, I'm in the UK so I'm just curious is it only made but certain manufacturers? 


Maryna

  • Global Moderator
  • Easel
  • *****
  • Posts: 1752
    • Maryna Moolman Art
Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
Maybe he meant Phthalo blue  ;)
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


marianrowling

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 24
Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 06:03:59 PM
Yeah maybe Maryna, I have heard of that!


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 14421
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 10:19:36 PM
Most art shops will stock Phtalo Blue, but Cobalt or Cerulean with French Ultramarine will also do the trick O0


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 14421
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 01:55:10 AM
I am using a 16 x 20 inch canvas


valweb

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 788
Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 05:20:09 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for a most informative lesson.  Quite a different way of painting clouds and I can't wait to try them.

Question:  the bigger the canvas do you use a bigger brush?
Choose to make every day a good day


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 14421
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 10:08:23 PM
always Val, the brush sizes will always follow the canvas size O0


Harald

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 593
Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 09:53:08 AM
This is probably the hardest lesson so far. Struggling and throwing, restarts and wimp, nothing helps.
Progress through hard work has got a new meaning. Well here are my tree best so far.
What am I doing wrong, calls for good advice.
Harald
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 10:06:19 AM by Harald »


Harald

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 593
Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 03:16:47 PM
Still struggling with the clouds. Harald


nolan

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 14421
    • Draw With Nolan
Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 08:42:43 PM
are you painting the clouds all in one sitting Harald?

Maybe try waiting for the sky to dry before adding the clouds, I have found that is often easier as the paint doesn't mix with the sky colour then.

First one - Too much paint, here is a great place to wait for the sky to dry first.
second one - clouds are too similar shaped, each cloud shape must be a surprise
third one - very nice, I would however soften the bottom ones using a dry clean soft hardware / pastry brush
landscape with clouds - lovely, well done. Wait for those clouds to dry then go over the highlights again to brighten them and you will see how good they look  :clap: :clap:


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 21619
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012, 10:01:38 PM
Your clouds are coming along well Harald.   O0  Love the land/seascape.   :clap:   :clap:
Cheers, Val

�Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!�

- Alvaro Castagnet


Jama54

  • Pencil
  • *
  • Posts: 7
  • Live to Learn
Reply #13 on: July 22, 2013, 04:21:11 PM
In the demonstration you used oil on the acrylic base for the sky. Would you do the same technique with acrylic paint for the sky?  Can you do wet on wet with acrylic paint like you did on the oil?
Janice


Germa

  • Guest
Reply #14 on: July 22, 2013, 05:05:24 PM
Yes, Janice, you can.

If you're not sure how to, you could take a look at Nolan's free lessen:
How to Paint Oil Paintings in Acrylics


 

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2021, SimplePortal