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Title: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on March 12, 2017, 05:23:12 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.  ThanksYou


Access template HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolour/Lesson124-peaceful-stream-template.pdf)
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 04, 2018, 11:06:31 PM
Hi Dennis - I just found this lesson that I haven't done! Is there an actual template or do I just print off your painting and transfer that image to watercolor paper?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on January 04, 2018, 11:57:45 PM
Sharon, there is no actual template as such. I printed out the reference photograph and then marked out on it in ink what I wanted to use.
When you watch the video you will see that I sketched the duck to the size I wanted it to be. This printout with the markings was then used as a template.
It was done specifically this way in order to teach planning and composition design, and not to rely solely on my templates.
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 05, 2018, 12:48:55 AM
Got it!! Thanks for clarifying. Iíll give it a go this week!!
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on February 23, 2018, 04:22:11 PM
Dennis, this was a great lesson and just what I needed since I have not painted since October.  This took me quite a while to do, there is lot going on in this painting.  Nice to get back into it again and look forward to your suggestions.

Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Bill76434 on February 24, 2018, 06:31:07 AM
I like the loose way you have painted this.
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Val on February 24, 2018, 07:33:45 PM
Very nice Marylou  O0   I am a fan of the looser style w/c, and you've done an excellent job here. Love it.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on February 24, 2018, 08:37:36 PM
Thank you Bill and thank you Val.  :thankyou:  I appreciate the your encouraging words.
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Happychappy on February 25, 2018, 12:28:57 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done Mary Lou.     Patricia
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on February 25, 2018, 01:14:25 PM
Thank you Patricia!
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Cath on February 25, 2018, 10:36:47 PM
Mary Lou you haven't lost your touch.
Good to see you are back.
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on February 26, 2018, 01:22:36 PM
 :thankyou: Cath, glad to be back.
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on February 26, 2018, 08:19:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely sky, mountain and trees. Suggest darkening up the left embankment a bit and then blending  (softening) the solid line (at the flying duck) where the lower section of the sky reflection in the water meets the tree reflection.  O0 At the moment it looks as if the blue is only a puddle of water.
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on February 27, 2018, 11:42:59 AM
Thank you Dennis, I see exactly what you mean.   I have made the changes and now it does look much better. 

Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: Val on February 27, 2018, 02:54:10 PM
 :heeha: Great save Mary Lou! Looks fabulous.  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Lesson #124 - Peaceful Mountain Stream
Post by: njnjgirl on February 27, 2018, 08:05:50 PM
Thank you Val.