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Title: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on March 05, 2017, 12:36:25 AM
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 #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 06, 2017, 10:24:47 AM
Hello Dennis, I could not find this lovely lesson on the online lessons website. Can the problem be solved? Thank you. :D
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2017, 12:01:07 PM
Gita, only after a lesson has been officially released will it be added to the OAL website. This one will only be released in about 8 days time.
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 06, 2017, 01:35:43 PM
Thanks for the answer Dennis. Did the two pheasants class instead. Enjoyed it.  :D
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 23, 2017, 10:42:47 AM

It's been a while since I've taken a class - glad I carved out the time to take this one! So many wonderful techniques and ideas that I can use in future paintings. Any edits suggested? Thanks for a great lesson, Dennis!
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 23, 2017, 11:25:30 AM
Beautiful, Sharon.

Looks like I need to take this class, too.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: njnjgirl on March 23, 2017, 02:53:21 PM
Looks beautiful Sharon!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2017, 04:04:44 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 24, 2017, 09:32:18 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Mary Lou and Dennis!!
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Denise808 on March 25, 2017, 05:38:57 PM
So pretty, Sharon! I have this one sitting on my easel partially done  ::)
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 26, 2017, 10:23:11 AM
At last managed to do these lovely flowers and their reflections. Not very happy with the reflections but learnt a lot. Since I drew freehand lost touch with the flowers during the class and things took their own way. Thanks Dennis fpr this great lesson. :flowers:
Sharon yours is so good!


Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2017, 11:28:55 AM
Lovely painting, Gita  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just strengthen up the yellow and orange reflections  O0
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 26, 2017, 12:18:36 PM
Beautiful painting, Gita.   Such pretty days.

Looks like another lesson I will have to try.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 26, 2017, 12:59:30 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for your feedback. I shall do so and present it again.

 :thankyou: Mea. I learnt some more useful techniques through this lesson. Looking forward to seeing yours.
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 26, 2017, 01:12:29 PM
Thanks, Gita - and well done on yours! This wasn't an easy lesson - reflections are quite challenging and you did a splendid job. Just a few tweaks as Dennis suggested and you're good to go!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 26, 2017, 02:35:58 PM
Looks wonderful to me, Gita!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: njnjgirl on March 26, 2017, 04:29:36 PM
Very good Gita!  You did a great job! O0
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: TeresaM on March 26, 2017, 10:52:14 PM
Lovely paintings Sharon and Gita 
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 27, 2017, 11:19:07 AM
My revised version of the flower reflections with more orange and yellow to the water which Dennis suggested.
Thanks Sharon, Steve, Mary-Lou, Theresa.  :smiley6600:

Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 27, 2017, 11:51:14 AM
Yes, better reflections now, Gita.  Lovely!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Val on March 28, 2017, 07:58:07 AM
Great work Sharon.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Val on March 28, 2017, 07:59:20 AM
Excellent fix Gita. Beautiful painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Win on March 28, 2017, 11:12:21 AM
 :clap: :clap: Great finish Gita
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on March 28, 2017, 11:50:54 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 28, 2017, 12:54:29 PM
 :thankyou: Val, Win.
 :thankyou: Dennis, now I like the result, too.
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 28, 2017, 05:10:11 PM
Thanks Val - and bravo Gita!!
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on March 28, 2017, 05:16:57 PM
 :thankyou: Sharon
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: BeaSue on March 30, 2017, 04:20:44 AM
Gita, this is so lovely!  :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: njnjgirl on April 09, 2017, 10:55:59 AM
This was a fun one Dennis, I enjoyed it. 

Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on April 09, 2017, 12:12:56 PM
 :thankyou: Susan.  :D
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Gita on April 09, 2017, 12:13:32 PM
Your rendition is beautiful, Mary-Lou! :smiley6600:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 09, 2017, 12:20:03 PM
Great job, Mary Lou!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: lynn p. on April 09, 2017, 05:44:04 PM
OH these are all beautiful and all different.  Gita, I like the change you made.  Way to go Sharon and Mary Lou
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 09, 2017, 09:04:17 PM
Mary Lou, this is beautiful.  Your daisies are lively and seem to be dancing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: njnjgirl on April 10, 2017, 02:30:28 AM
Thank you Gita, Steve, Lynn and Mea.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Val on April 10, 2017, 04:31:00 PM
Gorgeous MaryLou!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: TeresaM on April 10, 2017, 05:58:07 PM
Nice one Mary Lou
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: njnjgirl on April 11, 2017, 02:39:59 AM
Thank youVal and Teresa :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2017, 03:57:16 PM
You've achieved a nice atmosphere in your painting, Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: njnjgirl on April 12, 2017, 01:44:34 AM
Thank you very much Dennis.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Happychappy on August 01, 2017, 07:44:48 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a very interesting and somewhat challenging class which was so enjoyable. Comments and critiques are always much appreciated.    Patricia






Here is my revised painting with a darker background.








 :thankyou:  once again Sharon for your critique and yes, it certainly looks better with the background darkened. I always refer to you as our "Background Queen" and you are right it makes the flowers pop.  Thank you again.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 01, 2017, 09:37:56 AM
Nice job on this flower painting, Patricia - it's harder to do than it looks! Your flowers are spot on! My only suggestion is to darken the darks in the water and around the back of flowers. Take a look at Dennis' and you'll see what I mean. It will make a better contrast to the reflections...and your gorgeous flowers will pop even more!
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Val on August 01, 2017, 11:18:58 AM
Nicely done Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Happychappy on August 01, 2017, 12:21:33 PM
 :thankyou: Sharon, I am always nervous about going too dark but I can see what you mean and I will darken the background for sure.


 :thankyou:  Val for your lovely comments.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Happychappy on August 01, 2017, 01:08:42 PM
Sharon, when comparing the two paintings, it is amazing how the darker background makes the flowers look alive. It never fails to amaze me.  Thanks so much again and again.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: dennis on August 02, 2017, 12:32:14 AM
Well done, Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: EmmaLee on August 02, 2017, 05:31:11 AM
It looks beautiful, Patricia.
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Happychappy on August 02, 2017, 10:52:23 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Dennis. It is really comforting to have you critique our work for it doesn't feel as though you have given up completely which wasn't your intention, I know, but it felt like it. Change is so hard to accept especially as we age.


 :thankyou:  EmmaLee for your lovely comments too. You should try this lesson for it is so interesting.


Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: KathyKuz on August 26, 2017, 01:27:10 PM
Patricia: Love your flowers.  The contrast is well done.  Good reflections. :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: Lesson #123 - Flower Reflections
Post by: Happychappy on September 11, 2017, 11:06:30 AM
 :thankyou:  Kathy and my apologies for the late reply but I hadn't seen your comments until today.  Much appreciated.   Patricia