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Lisa From Oto

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Reply #75 on: October 17, 2014, 12:28:58 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan
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Reply #76 on: December 25, 2014, 10:57:25 PM
 :wave: Here are my trees.








I have learned a lot from this exercise. I need to practice painting different types of trees  ;D .





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Reply #77 on: December 26, 2014, 11:22:41 PM
Vjah,

Your trees painting has set you off in the right direction and it also helped me, too.

Trees have always been difficult for me, so I decided to go back and review that lesson - Oil Landscape - Trees . 

Also, I wanted to do a small painting inspired by a Christmas gift my son gave me, a book called Daily Painting by Carol Marine.

Here's what I did last night.  Seems almost a bit monochromatic - there is no sky because I was just focusing on the greenery.  I used Nolan's technique with the paint knife to position the treelines.

Your thoughts, please.

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Reply #78 on: December 26, 2014, 11:25:34 PM
Duh - my chubby fingers sent the message off before it was finished.  Here's the photo of the trees practice, inspired by Vjah's work.


aloha

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Reply #79 on: December 27, 2014, 06:00:11 AM
Tried a single tree also.


Not sure if practice made perfect with this one.  Look forward to doing a better job next time.

aloha

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Reply #80 on: December 27, 2014, 07:19:29 AM
I don't know about perfect but surely look 100% better than mine, will have to redo mine. Mea it looks very good to me. :flowers:
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Reply #81 on: December 27, 2014, 04:16:17 PM
Thanks, Louisa.  It was just a quick painting on canvas paper in my continuing effort to learn to make believable trees.

Keep at it - you have really good skills.

aloha

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Reply #82 on: December 27, 2014, 05:22:22 PM
Nice tree  :painting:
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Reply #83 on: December 29, 2014, 12:20:18 PM
 :wave: Mea,

Sorry about the late reply.  :thankyou: for your warm words.   I did the same thing when I was practicing. It looked monochromatic and since I prefer to blend so much ;D , it just look like unrecognizable green puddle.

I made 2 mixes of green at different values: one with cool blue and one with yellow orange

Here's what I learned:

Cool colors recede to background.
Warm colors tend to go forward.

I just experimented with sizes/height  taking care of perspective. Farthest trees, don't stress over details but use greyer green(low chroma) and contrast at least 2 value steps so it wont look just a puddle ;D . The closer trees get the details, as Nolan covered.

On single tree, it looks like the sun is coming from left basing on the tree shadow but there's also light on right.

Divide your tree, left side and right side. Now this is awesome and got me excited. Cover the left side for a moment. If you flip the light source to right instead, it looks so real :heeha: . The highlights look like its shimmering off the tree.

This is so wonderful Mea :clap: .


Vjah :flowers:



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Reply #84 on: December 29, 2014, 03:38:10 PM
Vjah,

Thanks, now you've got me excited.  I will do more tree studies. 

Robin - Thanks for nice-ing my tree. 

aloha

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Reply #85 on: December 29, 2014, 04:00:26 PM
Beautiful tree Mea, like the colours and the sky holes.  :clap: :clap:
Oops nearly forgot your landscape, also very nice.    You are becomming quite the artist.
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Reply #86 on: December 29, 2014, 04:10:34 PM
Thanks, Danielle - I'm trying to master one thing at a time.  I kinda like doing trees so may be practicing more on them.

aloha

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Reply #87 on: December 30, 2014, 09:04:23 PM
Well done guys!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #88 on: January 02, 2015, 10:21:37 PM
well done guys :clap: :clap: :clap:
Also try the animals in a landscape lesson for more tree practice O0


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Reply #89 on: July 23, 2015, 06:17:19 PM
i am painting now the lessons of landscapes so this is untill now what i did,comments  :welcome:
Maria


 

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