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Watercolour Painting => Watercolour Classes => Topic started by: Pamela Meredith on February 04, 2012, 07:28:53 PM

Title: Lesson #2 - Tonal Study
Post by: Pamela Meredith on February 04, 2012, 07:28:53 PM
Hi I have done 2 of these trying to get it right I have it a little dark in this one but till what I could do better regards Pam
Title: Re: tonal study lesson 2
Post by: Leana on February 07, 2012, 09:56:01 AM
Hiya Pam... not bad at all   O0   The main thing to remember with watercolours is to paint from light to dark... opposite to what you are used to doing in your oils...and this takes time to get used to. 

How I went about painting my watercolours... I will press play on the video... as it starts, I press pause... let it then load...it takes about 15-30 minutes.  When you then press play, you don't get any buffering... then as Dennis painted, I followed...but when I find he moves too fast for me, I just pause the video to catch up... works like a dream.  It also helps me to make sure I start with the lightest colours first...then progress to the darker ones... it also helps to make sure you don't miss out on certain areas ... where shadows are falling etc...

I also find as I am progressing with the watercolour course... it takes lots of practice...  Also when my painting is finished...then I will compare section by section with what Dennis has done... that way I also pick up where I have maybe missed something, or could have done it differently...then making a mental note for the next painting.

Remember, don't be too hard on yourself... this is a new medium to you and it takes time to get used to...  :1hug:
Title: Re: tonal study lesson 2
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 07, 2012, 01:29:22 PM
You've given some great advice there Leana!  :clap:
Title: Re: tonal study lesson 2
Post by: Val on February 07, 2012, 03:37:44 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself ...  :whistle:    :2funny:    O0   Well put.
Title: Re: tonal study lesson 2
Post by: nolan on February 07, 2012, 04:18:37 PM
The darks actually make the light house stand out nicely O0 Well done Pamela :clap:
Title: Re: tonal study lesson 2
Post by: dennis on February 07, 2012, 06:43:05 PM
The tonal painting is well done.  :clap: :clap: The only comment from me is that you must not make the foreground grasses too prominent. The focal point is the house, and the darks around it show it up to its best. The background and the foreground must not compete with the house.

Soften the grasses down and then see the difference.  O0
Title: Re: tonal study lesson 2
Post by: Pamela Meredith on February 08, 2012, 01:31:28 AM
thank you for all the good advice much appreciated
Title: Re: Lesson #2 - Tonal Study
Post by: Northbound on October 21, 2012, 11:51:57 AM
Sincerely hope this is the right place to post this.  I'm going forward with the water color painting lessons.  I really learned a lot from this lesson, even if it does not show in the results.

Title: Re: Lesson #2 - Tonal Study
Post by: njnjgirl on October 21, 2012, 12:11:00 PM
 :clap: :clap:  Great job on the tonal landscape and you will love the lessons!
Title: Re: Lesson #2 - Tonal Study
Post by: Val on October 21, 2012, 12:25:14 PM
Faith, the proper posting is in Live Watercolour painting under the following:

LESSON # 2 - Tonal Paintings
Started by dennis

It is currently on page 2 of the listings.


Title: Re: Lesson #2 - Tonal Study
Post by: Northbound on October 21, 2012, 01:10:46 PM
Ooo thanks Val I must have missed it.
Title: Re: Lesson #2 - Tonal Study
Post by: Val on October 21, 2012, 01:41:21 PM
No problem.    :urwelcome: