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Title: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: dennis on January 15, 2017, 06:53:54 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

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Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: njnjgirl on March 20, 2017, 01:14:54 PM
Thank you Dennis this was a great lesson.   I used your idea for the grass and modified a brush, loved how it worked.  I did not have a sponge so did the trees with some cloth.  This is done on arches 140lb hot pressed and I do not like using this type of paper, I much prefer the cold pressed.  Here is my result:

Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2017, 01:21:43 PM
Excellent, Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap: The sun is from the left so try and lift some color out of the left wall of the building to show the contrast between the light of the left wall against the shadow of the back wall. If you can, then this will improve your painting even more  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 20, 2017, 02:03:56 PM
Mary Lou

Nice job on this.  I especially like the sense of depth inside the building.  Really good perspective there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: njnjgirl on March 20, 2017, 02:23:58 PM
Thank you Dennis and Mea.  I will lighten it Dennis, I did notice it looked close in value when I photographed it.   :thankyou:

Here it is ..I tried to lift out but the paint I used was quite staining, so I also darkened the other side of the cottage:

 
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 23, 2017, 04:50:43 AM
Nice job, Mary Lou!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm working on this one myself.  I need to step away from it for a couple of days, but hope to have it done this weekend. I  hope it is half as good as yours. :)
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 23, 2017, 10:48:12 AM
I think you've done a terrific job on this, Mary Lou! I sometimes struggle lifting color out as well, so clever to darken the right side of the building!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: njnjgirl on March 23, 2017, 02:54:19 PM
Thank you Steve and Sharon,, I am sure yours will be great Steve!
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2017, 04:06:31 PM
There you go  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: TeresaM on March 23, 2017, 09:40:00 PM
Nice painting Mary Lou.
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 26, 2017, 02:43:08 PM

Here's my go at the cottage. I had fun doing this. I'm not too happy with the clouds, but overall I like it. :)


Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: njnjgirl on March 26, 2017, 04:27:15 PM
Looks terrific Steve, good job! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2017, 05:23:41 PM
Excellent, Steve  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 26, 2017, 06:24:39 PM
Thank you, Mary Lou.

Thanks, Dennis. You made this look simpler than it was! :)
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: TeresaM on March 26, 2017, 10:42:17 PM
Well done Steve i like the colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Val on March 28, 2017, 07:45:34 AM
Very nicely done MaryLou, increasing the contrast on the building made all the difference in the world.  O0
Great job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Val on March 28, 2017, 07:54:40 AM
Well done Steve. Your watercolour has improved leaps and bounds.  O0   The one thing that really caught my eye is the yellow shirt on the line.

Title: Re: Lesson #122 - Cottage in the Valley
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 28, 2017, 12:57:05 PM
Thank you, Teresa. :)

Thanks, Val.  I'm slowly learning. :)