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Title: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 15, 2012, 05:29:17 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

Download Lesson 23 Template and Instructions (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson23-trees-autumn-template-instruction.pdf)

Please have your masking ready for those of you who will be painting along
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: anita on June 17, 2012, 02:23:13 PM
Thanks for a great class Dennis.  I really enjoyed doing this one, it was a lot of fun. 


Anita
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Dham on June 17, 2012, 02:49:54 PM
Glad to be back :painting:!!! Life has been too busy for a while. Another great lesson Dennis! I am inspired to make the time to go back to all the lessons I missed!
Here is my paint along. This one needs another try a little slower.
I used avignon orange as well as cad orange to get a little more reddish.
Denise
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: GailBrown on June 17, 2012, 02:52:25 PM
It was a little tough to keep up with this lesson.  No time for the figures.  I loved the splatter and fall colours.  Here is my attempt
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on June 17, 2012, 03:23:09 PM
WOW!!! Gailbrown, Dham, Anita. Love all three.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  O0 Can't wait to see the replay.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Karen on June 17, 2012, 03:25:12 PM
Here is my paint along too. I am impressed with your speed, Denise, Anita and Gail. I got too hungry to post! There are lovely differences in all your paintings. Lots of people to learn from.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2012, 03:30:39 PM
Each one unique, each one so beautiful!

 :congrats: Anita, Denise, Gail and Karen.  Very nice work!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm really looking forward to doing this one!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Karen on June 17, 2012, 04:36:30 PM
Thank you Lillian. Can't stop messing. I have increased the contrasts a bit
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tousabella on June 17, 2012, 04:54:34 PM
Great paintings. Each one is so lovely and unique.  I love the different attempts at color mixing....the results are super. I look forward to the replay.
 :clap:    :clap:    :clap:   
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on June 17, 2012, 06:36:03 PM
Karen great job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 17, 2012, 07:01:27 PM
Wow !
4 paintings soon after arriving home from Nolan. This is what I like to see   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Each one has done well and captured the essence of the Techniques shown. Well done each of you.  O0 I'm not too worried by the colour as to the techniques as each one can use whatever colour they choose for Autumn - colours change sometimes by the day.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 17, 2012, 09:58:56 PM
What a privilege it is to witness people sharing their beautiful art work and, Dennis, you must be very proud to see your skills manifest in such a wonderful way. Congratulations all round   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bhavna on June 18, 2012, 03:26:11 AM
Wow lovely paintings. You all did a great job  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on June 18, 2012, 05:15:31 AM
Fantastic paintings!! Great job, ladies!!!!!! I love fall paintings!!! Looking forward to doing this one!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on June 18, 2012, 09:18:10 AM
well done ladies!!  how clever you all are to paint along  :clap:   they are all really very good the colours in all the paintings are well done   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 18, 2012, 01:14:00 PM
I think I just wandered into a tree gallery!  Stunning presentations...great job, Everyone!!!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 18, 2012, 02:17:21 PM
I just popped in for a second look at these paintings. They are lovely. With these and the winter scene ones, I'm so impressed with water colour artists.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 18, 2012, 02:31:54 PM
Banner job one and all   :clap:   :clap:  So....let's hear the truth, who now has a polka dot studio?   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 18, 2012, 10:32:44 PM
and dotty as well  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 19, 2012, 04:31:10 AM
Pointillism  -- Get the point?   :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: GailBrown on June 19, 2012, 08:08:59 AM
I did get splatter around the room-painting along with Dennis does not afford the luxury of time to be neat!  Fortunately it is water colour so the cleanup is not bad-now the oil splatter cleanup with Nolan is another thing.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Maryna on June 19, 2012, 08:44:32 AM
Wow  :clap: :clap: very nice, well done everyone.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 19, 2012, 02:59:50 PM
 :o  Oil splatter definately takes a bit more cleanup. On the other hand your wonderful oil paintings more than make up for that 'minor' inconvenience, say what?   :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Helenty on June 20, 2012, 12:38:14 AM
WoW these painting are fantastic , love the colors, and i have not even started on my first one yet.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 20, 2012, 02:38:45 AM
Ladies, your paintings are stunning  :clap: :clap:  :clap: Keeping up with Dennis is quit a trick and you guys did great!  :yippee:

Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Harald on June 22, 2012, 09:49:28 AM
Anita, Denis, Gail and Karen, you have all made great pictures while you`re painting along with Dennis. I`m impressed.
Here is my so far the latest of many attempts. Suggestions for improvements are Welcome.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bhavna on June 22, 2012, 10:21:12 AM
Its beautiful Harald... well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 22, 2012, 01:06:02 PM
Beautiful colouring Harald.   :clap:  I like the fewer leaves look. Having problems with expanding photos, but your shadings and shadows look good from what I can see.  One of your best.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on June 22, 2012, 01:55:51 PM
I agree with Val, Harald! Wonderful colors! Well done! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 22, 2012, 02:20:53 PM
My advice, Harald, is to hang it in a visible, highly trafficked area of your home and when people come in, smile coyly and say, "oh, it's just a little Matisse original I picked up at an auction!"  Great job...I LOVE IT!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: musika on June 22, 2012, 02:37:07 PM
That's lovely Harald.
The one thing I would do is put in the ground shadows between the trees and the fence on the left-hand side.

Lykke til!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 22, 2012, 03:27:13 PM
Harald!  Fabulous job on your autumn trees!!!  You just keep getting better and better.

So well done!  I really love this one.  You can hang it with pride.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 23, 2012, 01:48:19 AM
Excellent, Harald  :clap: :clap: :clap: I agree with Musica about the shadows of the left hand trees on the ground and on the side of the fence.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on June 23, 2012, 07:56:17 AM
harald really well done on your autumn trees painting you must be very proud!  you really need to hang this one  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on June 23, 2012, 06:26:23 PM
Wow, guys, I'm blown away! Was able to get 4 of you "up" at one time ... that was a trip!  and then Harald posted his! and  Just fantastic ALL of you!

looking forward to getting mine going the 1st of the week,
 :thankyou: :thankyou: for lots of inspiration for me to generate some perspiration :smiley6600:!

Fantastic, all of you!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Harald on June 24, 2012, 09:23:15 AM
Many thanks for your very encoraging comments. I`m afraid I`m too far from Matisse but is flattered just by being mentioned in the same sentence. I`m painting it once more where I will try to get the shading better. I`ll also try to retain more of the light in the picture. Musika wished me "Lykke til" which I can really need.
Strange to find Norwegian words in here. Norwegian isn`t exactly a world language.
Regards Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: musika on June 24, 2012, 09:39:55 AM
Her er litt mer.
Jeg snakker ikke norsk, men jeg kan bruke oversettelse programvare.
Du kan fortelle meg om dette en god oversettelse.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Harald on June 25, 2012, 08:00:43 AM
So far the last edition, I`v tried to improve the shadings and the light in the picture. I think it has improved.
And Ray thise phrases are good Norwegian. I also use a translator on the PC because I can`t English that well.
It`s amasingly good help to get i thise days.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Harald on June 25, 2012, 08:02:44 AM
Here comes the last one
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on June 25, 2012, 08:56:21 AM
    this is my version of winter trees i think i enjoyed this lesson the most, 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on June 25, 2012, 08:58:09 AM
harald love your winter trees  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bhavna on June 25, 2012, 09:23:52 AM
Harald and Jennylynn you guys did superb job.  O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 25, 2012, 09:48:40 AM
Harald! That looks wonderful in the frame and, your last painting looks fabulous with the lighting. Well done  :clap: :clap:

Jennylynn, I love the low horizon in your painting that invites the viewer to take a walk. Beautiful and well done to you too. Oh, did you see Haralds frame? Yours too will look great if you intend to display it in a frame.
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on June 25, 2012, 10:17:51 AM
Thank you both for sharing ! it is such a treat to see the wonderful creativity.. I'm catching up and your painting help me :painting:

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 25, 2012, 01:02:19 PM
Harald and Jennylynn, nice work!   :congrats: :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 25, 2012, 02:44:00 PM
Honestly...I just can't seem to get trees...or much else for that matter!  LOL...watercolors are not my friends! 

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 25, 2012, 03:12:24 PM
 Heyyyyyyyyyyyy!  Hold on a mighty minute!!!  I like your painting, Mary!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

None of us are going to do the painting exactly the same as Dennis does his.

Take it easy on yourself girl!

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 25, 2012, 03:26:16 PM
I agree with Lillian, your painting looks good. Just take a look at the essential tonal ranges you've achieved by screwing your eyes up. That light area leads us right into the painting Mary! Perfect.  Keep onwards kid ;)  :clap: O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 25, 2012, 03:56:09 PM
very nice Mary, I also think your painting is lovely   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 25, 2012, 06:10:51 PM
Mary, for the amount of time and number of paintings you have produced (short period of time) you are progressing very well. :clap: :clap: :clap:

What matters is that you are doing your best at the moment - and this counts for all the others as well. A fast learner or a slow earner is NOT what matters. What matters is that you are DOING something and there is progress all the time. To you it may seem slow but others, looking from the outside, can see progress better than you can.

A journey of a thousand miles ALWAYS begins with those first few steps. You are at the beginning of those few steps. Look to the rewards you will be going to reap as you progress from station to station.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 25, 2012, 06:55:19 PM
Heyyyyyyyyyyyy!  Hold on a mighty minute!!!  I like your painting, Mary!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

None of us are going to do the painting exactly the same as Dennis does his.

Take it easy on yourself girl!

Oh, Lillian...you're such a spirit lifter....you always strike just the right note...ok!  I have my marching orders!   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 25, 2012, 06:57:21 PM
I agree with Lillian, your painting looks good. Just take a look at the essential tonal ranges you've achieved by screwing your eyes up. That light area leads us right into the painting Mary! Perfect.  Keep onwards kid ;)  :clap: O0


Thanks, Tony...I didn't see the tonal ranges because I had my eyes closed after I finished it!  I'm happy you could see something in it even if I don't though and thank you so much for saying so.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 25, 2012, 06:58:21 PM
very nice Mary, I also think your painting is lovely   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny

Penny - thank you so much...I really appreciate your saying so.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bhavna on June 25, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
Lovely painting Mary  O0 O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 25, 2012, 07:11:47 PM
Bhavna - Thank you SO much.  I truly appreciate it. 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 25, 2012, 07:20:34 PM
Mary, for the amount of time and number of paintings you have produced (short period of time) you are progressing very well. :clap: :clap: :clap:

What matters is that you are doing your best at the moment - and this counts for all the others as well. A fast learner or a slow earner is NOT what matters. What matters is that you are DOING something and there is progress all the time. To you it may seem slow but others, looking from the outside, can see progress better than you can.

A journey of a thousand miles ALWAYS begins with those first few steps. You are at the beginning of those few steps. Look to the rewards you will be going to reap as you progress from station to station.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dennis - thank you so much...your wisdom is such a treasure to me.  I don't know why it is that I can't seem to see any merit in my work and I want to understand why that is.  I start out with the highest of hopes saying oh yes, I can do this one and then, something happens in the middle of it and suddenly, it all becomes a blur when I see the mistake and panic in trying to figure out how to fix it.  And by the end, the whole thing is just a jumble in front of my eyes.  It's mystifying to me because I love love love every part of the process and get totally lost in the doing of it but in true confession, I have not once framed anything I've done or even signed it.  Sometimes I think I should just sit down, put the brush in my hand and just let it take me wherever it goes just to see if that would help me.  I know I'm my own worst critic and I really want to understand what I need to do to change that.  I'm going to work very hard to overcome this barrier that I don't think even belongs in creating art so please know that I take all your words and those of all the "family" very much to heart and may I'll be able to silence the critic on my shoulder.  Thank you for helping me.  I truly love this magical place. 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on June 26, 2012, 12:29:34 AM
mary your painting is great!!  like lillian said we are not going to produce paintings just like dennis, we are all different in the wat we produce our paintings.  i would disagree with you about you and watercolours, your doing a great job  O0   I think we both have had problems with trees but we ARE overcoming them be POSITIVE  Look at it this way this is a learning curve for us and let's face it we are learning don't be so hard on yourself!  I know I can't talk! but together we can do this  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 26, 2012, 12:59:45 AM
Mary, please do me a great favour - take everyone of your paintings (good and what you think is no good) and SIGN them. As you sign them tell yourself ALOUD that you are a great artist (and believe it) and also tell yourself ALOUD that, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better!" By doing this you are telling yourself that you are the one that's adding another autographed brick to the eventual skyscraper  O0

You have to physically voice it to fix it into your subconscious mind. Get yourself into the habit of voicing this to yourself at least once per day. Put note on your fridge to remind you. Will you promise to do this? I am being deadly serious about this because it works.

Everyone who reads this post should do the same.
If you want success then, "Believe the things that are not as though they were." Romans 4:17
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 26, 2012, 04:14:47 AM
Dennis,  :thankyou:

Romans 4:17-- The ultimate in positive thinking.

I have just now pinned that note on my refrigerator door and I will start trying to believe it because it's

                                      ORDERS FROM HEADQUARTERS  O0

                         
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on June 26, 2012, 08:32:54 AM
Amen Lillian,
Mary I understand where you are coming from. I have been there. Even when my family told me my paintings were great. I still did not believe it. But I must say being a part of the paint basket family has helped me tremendously. Everybody on here have encouraged me. Just like they do you. I say to myself you are an artist. You paint beautiful paintings. I now know I do. I have even stepped out in faith and showed my work. I got calls from people who thought my work was beautiful. it will happen to you to. Keep it up, dont get discouraged. Put your pictures in a mat. And set them in your front room where you sit. and look at them. that is what I do. Just putting a mat around them helps.
Nina  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 26, 2012, 08:38:21 AM
mary your painting is great!!  like lillian said we are not going to produce paintings just like dennis, we are all different in the wat we produce our paintings.  i would disagree with you about you and watercolours, your doing a great job  O0   I think we both have had problems with trees but we ARE overcoming them be POSITIVE  Look at it this way this is a learning curve for us and let's face it we are learning don't be so hard on yourself!  I know I can't talk! but together we can do this  :1hug:

Jenny...tree trouble!  Whoda thunk it...they seem so straightforward yet they seem to have many tricks up their sleeves... :2funny:  Ok then...we WILL do it together...all we can do is keep trying to make them recognizable...or claim we've discovered new species!  Thank you so much for your encouragement always.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 26, 2012, 08:44:54 AM
Mary, please do me a great favour - take everyone of your paintings (good and what you think is no good) and SIGN them. As you sign them tell yourself ALOUD that you are a great artist (and believe it) and also tell yourself ALOUD that, "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better!" By doing this you are telling yourself that you are the one that's adding another autographed brick to the eventual skyscraper  O0

You have to physically voice it to fix it into your subconscious mind. Get yourself into the habit of voicing this to yourself at least once per day. Put note on your fridge to remind you. Will you promise to do this? I am being deadly serious about this because it works.

Everyone who reads this post should do the same.
If you want success then, "Believe the things that are not as though they were." Romans 4:17


When I read this, Dennis, I actually got choked up...I think you've hit on a key issue...my heart may want to do this so badly but it's definitely out of sync with what my mind is telling me.  What a wonderful and practical exercise you're suggesting and it was something I couldn't think out for myself.  Wouldn't you think that as a psychiatric nurse I'd have come to that but as they say, you never treat yourself.  I absolutely promise that I will do this...all of it and I am so grateful to you for offering your jewels to us.  The genuine caring I find here is precious to me...Paint Basket is far more than a site that teaches you how to paint...it teaches some of the most valuable life lessons one could ever want for...I am deeply touched.  Thank you.  I will let you know how I'm doing with it and I'll start it today.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 26, 2012, 08:48:45 AM
Amen Lillian,
Mary I understand where you are coming from. I have been there. Even when my family told me my paintings were great. I still did not believe it. But I must say being a part of the paint basket family has helped me tremendously. Everybody on here have encouraged me. Just like they do you. I say to myself you are an artist. You paint beautiful paintings. I now know I do. I have even stepped out in faith and showed my work. I got calls from people who thought my work was beautiful. it will happen to you to. Keep it up, dont get discouraged. Put your pictures in a mat. And set them in your front room where you sit. and look at them. that is what I do. Just putting a mat around them helps.
Nina  :1hug:

And I surely know you paint beautiful paintings as well...you never fail to delight me when you post your work.  I'm going to take you up on your advice and bring some of them out into the light rather than in their little hiding place in my "studio."  And thank you for sharing your experience as well...it really helps to know you don't have to feel alone with this kind of thinking....and  :1hug: right backatcha! 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 26, 2012, 05:08:27 PM
 O0 Good on you Mary.   :clap:
You show wonderful perspective in your painting...gets me jogging right down that road!    :run:     ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 26, 2012, 06:35:04 PM
Mary!  You and I have something in common --

I am a retired psychiatric nurse.  Nurses tend to take care of themselves last.  Now I have told myself it's my turn.  I'm nurturing myself with my art and loving it.  I hope you are doing the same.

Happy  :painting:   :1hug: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 26, 2012, 07:17:38 PM
Lillian!  Sister!   :2funny: But of course we should have known!  How great is that!

But, ONE of us got out of the trenches in tact and as you can see, it's not me!  LOL...And, now I know there's hope for me!  Seriously though, isn't it amazing how we can be so therapeutic for others but when it comes to your self, it's well, how hard can I be on myself today!  We spend our careers healing others when the mantra should be "Nurse, heal thyself!"  And that's the beauty of Paintbasket...it's a place we can come to do just that through the nurturing and genuine caring we find among those who extend their hands and hearts to help us along our way of healing self-expression.  We are so blessed to have all found each other here.  I really believe that.  This is an extraordinary place to be.  I just want to MAKE it to retirement... :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2012, 03:44:31 AM
We are  :offtopic: :offtopic: here, but I'm sure we'll be excused.  Paintbasket is a caring place.

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But, ONE of us got out of the trenches in tact and as you can see, it's not me!  LOL...And, now I know there's hope for me!
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You are so right, Mary, I got out unscathed, so blessed!  You will too, you have the tools --Therapeutic Communication.  I'm happy you are taking up painting.  It's great therapy.

I agree whole heartedly when you said --
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"We spend our careers healing others when the mantra should be                                                                                    "Nurse, heal thyself!"


 
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..."that's the beauty of Paintbasket...it's a place we can come to do just that through the nurturing and genuine caring we find among those who extend their hands and hearts to help us along our way of healing self-expression.  We are so blessed to have all found each other here."[/b]

I don't know if it's my computer, or what it is, but funny things happen when I use the special effects when posting, eg. when I click on a smiley, I often get two at once.  Here, I have quotes where I didn't intend to have quotes and I couldn't change it.  Oh well, you know what I meant to say, Mary.  :1hug: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2012, 03:57:06 AM
I finished painting the autumn trees.   :yippee:

This is one of my favorite exercises!  I really enjoyed this one.  Maybe it's because I love the fall season.  It's so beautiful and we have lovely balmy days, lots of color.
Can I change anything for improvement?
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Maria Canino on June 27, 2012, 04:45:54 AM
Lillian, your autumn trees are beautifully rendered  :clap:  You are the romantic artist here  :smitten: the colors are  true-to-life and the brush stroke is very pleasing.   :flowers:  Great job :)

Maria :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on June 27, 2012, 04:48:04 AM
Ok Lillian here is what I think.  :yippee: :yippee: Awesome  O0 O0 You did it girl.  :clap: :clap:
Oh By the way put it in a frame and hang it.!!!!!
Nina  :flowers: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 27, 2012, 04:57:29 AM
  :clap:  :clap: Lillian your autumn trees are beautiful. The only thing I can see lacking is your signature, framing and hangiing.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2012, 06:22:06 AM
Maria, Nina, Honey,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

I kinda like it myself!  I think I will do that, sign it, frame it, hang it.   :)

 :thankyou: Dennis for this lesson.  I may try my own composition with the techniques you taught for the autumn trees and do a larger painting.  Well, someday.  You've really inspired me!

Now, I'm planning to get back to the drawing course for a while.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 27, 2012, 08:01:59 AM
Lillian! You have certainly Nursed a great painting there lady! Your retirement is a great bonus for you to share your aesthetic romantic paintings. ;)
It must be Paint Basket that draws people connected to Nursing. Sue is a District Nurse Sister and, has exactly 12 months to go till retirement from Sunday this week! We are counting the days down to her being 55 (she's getting out early. I won't go into the politics of the demise of the NHS though 'cos I get real angry). We have lots planned and, I might just get her into therapeutic painting too!  ;D :yippee:

Oops! back to the topic in hand!  :blush:  (I like it when it veers off a bit. I learn a lot about friends on here  :hug:) 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 27, 2012, 09:17:05 AM
Good for Sue and I wish her the best.

Paintbasket IS my therapy.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2012, 10:31:36 AM
 :thankyou: Tony.  :1hug:

So the missus is a nurse, huh?  You are so lucky!

You better treat her like the queen or else start :run:    :knuppel2:

Sue and I have a lot in common and knowing she's a nurse, I'm even more on her side!   :2funny:

I wish her all the best in the next 12 months.  The time will fly by and she'll need something to fill the gap.

It would be fun to see the two of you here. 

I hope Sue can become involved where her passion lies.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 27, 2012, 10:37:40 AM
Lillian, very good overall. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2012, 10:38:57 AM
 :yippee:   :thankyou: Dennis!

I'm looking forward to the next class.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on June 27, 2012, 12:16:45 PM
 :clap: :clap:  well done lillian your painting looks beautiful  love the trees  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 27, 2012, 12:24:05 PM
 :thankyou: Jennylynn.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on June 28, 2012, 04:42:57 AM
Lillian, your work is so beautiful!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 28, 2012, 04:53:10 AM
 :thankyou: C.  I really loved doing this one.   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Kelley on June 28, 2012, 06:22:31 AM
This is gorgeous Lillian.  I absolutely love the colours.  I saw how detailed you got the two people - that takes skill!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 28, 2012, 07:49:56 AM
 :thankyou: Kelly.  Skill?  My brush did it!   :D 

I like doing people in watercolor.  I should get my journal out and do more.  ...where to get the time....
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on June 28, 2012, 03:29:14 PM
Mary, Sorry I'm late to the party :)

I took one look at your painting and said WOW!  We got us another winning artist!!!!

As for the "caretaker / healer" having a challenge learning to care for self.. I can I.D.  As you now know, you ARE among friends!!!

Everybody else said it better than I could.  all I can add is please hang in here with the rest of us.  We need your "presents" too! :2funny: :2funny:

Lillian,

Every painting you do is awesome!!! and each grows better than the last.  Please frame them and hang them , I am so grateful you share your work with all of us,   This world needs more beauty,  hang them where other can see them , too.

You know, I think that applies to ALL of us.   :blush: :blush:

brian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on June 28, 2012, 05:19:31 PM
 :thankyou: Brian.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on June 28, 2012, 05:24:54 PM
Brian - thank you so much...trees are such a challenge for me but I think it's just a matter of doing and doing and doing and doing............. :2funny:  one twig at a time it seems!  Thank you again!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 01, 2012, 06:02:22 AM
 :congrats:  :congrats:  Congratulation Lillian !!!!  You really deserved it. FEATURED MEMBER, how great you are.   :clap:  :clap: So happy for you.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Gloria on July 01, 2012, 08:39:58 AM
Congratulations Lillian.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 01, 2012, 09:43:26 AM
I posted a congratulations for your being the featured member this week elsewhere but, you deserve one here too ;)  Lillian! Your painting is lovely and well done.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 01, 2012, 10:18:25 AM
Honey, Gloria, Tony,  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:

What a surprise it was to find I make the Newsletter again!   :yippee:

I'm lost for words.  My heart is full of gratitude to Nolan and Dennis for all that I'm learning here on Paintbasket.  It's beyond what I ever dreamed I could accomplish.  I am feeling so fulfilled.

I have Dennis to thank for this beautiful autumn scene.  I love the composition and the colors you chose were lovely.  I love autumn and I really enjoyed painting this.

I appreciate so much all my dear friends here who post encouraging words and give helpful feedback.  It means the world to me. 

I know I haven't "arrived", I still have lots to learn and I have to keep practicing.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Maria Canino on July 01, 2012, 10:25:22 AM
Lillian, congratulations on being the Featured Artist of the Week  Again, and again and again  :clap:   :clap:  I thik I said in my first message that,  in addition to being an amazing work of art,  Your Autumn Trees have a certain calming effect on the viewer. :flowers:  Please continue doing what your are doing... me like :smitten:

Maria  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 01, 2012, 11:52:43 AM
 :thankyou: Maria,

You are always so encouraging.

...just a few more minutes 'til the next watercolor class!   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on July 01, 2012, 02:28:26 PM
 :congrats:  and well done Lillian. I haven't seen the newsletter yet, but good on you.   :clap:   :clap:
Brilliant work by the way ... almost forgot   :oops:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on July 01, 2012, 03:38:32 PM
Lillian,
Just saw the newsletter

Wow, being able to enlarge the painting by going to the gallery makes a profound difference on being able to see all the wonderful work you did on that painting.   It's impressive on the forum , enlarged its FANTASTIC!!!

Lady, you are GOOD! :clap: :clap: :clap: :thankyou:

I'm now off to start this one. :sweat:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 01, 2012, 05:37:44 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: Val and Brian.

I was shocked that I was chosen as featured artist!  :o  :faint:     

  Hubby did a happy dance,  :dance: couldn't stop saying how proud he is of me!  How great to have his support. 

I sure wouldn't get recognition for my speed, that's for sure.  I'm very slow when I paint.  I'd love to be able to do a painting like this in 2 hours like Dennis.  I'm not speeding up, still 3 times slower than Dennis.   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on July 01, 2012, 11:23:25 PM
Lillian and others, don't get hooked up on speed painting - that's not the issue here - techniques are.
I'm very pleased with the progress everyone is making. I'm very curious to see just how every one of you will be doing by the end of the year.    :gl2:                                     
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Harald on July 02, 2012, 01:53:39 AM
Lillian. Congratulations on the recognition, well deserved. The picture is finely turned colors and great detail.
When enjoing a good picture, who in the world asking how long it has taken.
Harald
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 02, 2012, 04:08:24 AM
Dennis, I really don't mind putting in the time to do a painting.  I enjoy every minute!  How anyone can paint along with you just blows my mind.  I stop the replay countless times to catch up with you.   :2funny:

I'm also enjoying what all the others are doing and I love to see the remarkable progress.  It's truly amazing.
 Dennis, I love how you are taking us along step by step.   I am so privileged and blessed to be able to participate.

 :thankyou: Harald.  I admire your perseverence, how you do an exercise over and over, practice and practice.  Dennis is looking forward to how we will be doing by the end of the year.  You'll be top of the class.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tousabella on July 03, 2012, 07:16:10 PM
Dennis;
If you had painted blue sky in before masking fluid, where would you have painted? Over the whole top area...then the masking fluid? When you put the yellow wash over the top, wouldn't it turn a little green against the blue that wasn't covered?
Just curious.
Thanks.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on July 07, 2012, 09:23:22 AM
As I'm putting on the masking fluid,  I can hear in my "minds' ear, Dennis saying about putting on the blue wash 1st, as I continue to lay on the masking fluid ;D ;D

Well I got it done!!


As I look at it, I notice that the long branch on the right might be improved if it where thicker at the right end and tapered down as it came toward the left.

Comments, suggestions and what I might have done differently , please!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 07, 2012, 10:04:49 AM
Brian...I think this is absolutely wonderful...I really do.  Wow!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tousabella on July 07, 2012, 10:11:38 AM
Wow Brian,  You are hummin right along!!  Beautiful painting...the colors are awesome and it's so inviting. Terrific job.
You've been busy!  Your paintings are really a treat. Great!!   :flowers:
It's such a great feeling when "things come together".  Keep it up, Buddy!!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Rkymtnmary on July 07, 2012, 10:20:08 AM
Makes you want to run right back to those trees, huh, Bella?  Oh ya..me too!   :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on July 07, 2012, 11:53:19 AM
Fantastic job Brian, You've captured the effect I set out to show you  :clap: :clap: :clap: Got the linear and colour perspective right. Well done. I see a great improvement.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 07, 2012, 01:51:44 PM
Brian!   :faint:   :congrats: Nice work!!!

You really are getting better with each painting you do!   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on July 07, 2012, 02:50:23 PM
I saw this lovely painting by a soon to be famous artist .... I think it was .... eftpower1 ... HEY Brian, that's YOU!   :yippee:
Well done kid!  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on July 07, 2012, 04:53:32 PM
  :clap:  :clap: Beautiful painting Bud, you are doing great  Keep on  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on July 08, 2012, 12:25:47 AM
brian what a beautiful painting  O0   what could you have done differently nothing that i can see!!  you have captured the scene perfectly well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: pnewcomer1 on July 08, 2012, 02:58:58 AM
Beautiful painting Brian, very inviting and nicely done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Penny
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on July 08, 2012, 04:53:28 AM
Brian, you have done a fantastic job!  I love the colors!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tousabella on July 13, 2012, 05:51:43 PM
I finished my fall trees, but I had to put lots of leaves on the side of the path.....most of the leaves went on my kitchen table!  I overshot the runway!

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on July 13, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
Bella,
I love it!!!

The leaves on the ground are wonderful, I wanted to try that idea but chickened out :blush:

The "dappled" shadows on the road way are awesome! The sky holes coupled with the leaves on the ground are are a perfect balance   :flowers: :flowers:

WOW!!!!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on July 13, 2012, 06:27:17 PM
Tousabella, it's beautiful!! You did a great job on your fall painting! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on July 13, 2012, 06:55:28 PM
Very nice painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

It looks like the winter is very near as some of the trees have already lost most of their leaves. You'll have to sweep up the leaves that blew onto the kitchen table and place them under the trees in heaps  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tousabella on July 13, 2012, 09:00:07 PM
Thanks all...it was fun. I didn't realize with the pic being blocked in with paper....it looked like enough  leaves to me....then, cleaning up, I found all the paint on the table!!  You are right, Dennis....I'll sweep them up and pin them on the pic under the trees.
Having fun right now trying to 'paint along' with you on the waterfalls from last week, but, thank goodness for the pause button. After looking at the template for Sunday, I don't think I'll try a paint along, either. Lots of neat stuff in this painting.  I really look forward to it.
Thanks, again.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 14, 2012, 04:08:37 AM
Bella, I love your Autumn Trees painting!  You did a beautiful job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Besides, you started my day with a chuckle and I love that too.   :1hug:

I'm looking forward to seeing you and all our friends in the class with Dennis tomorrow.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on July 15, 2012, 04:32:38 AM
 :clap:  Fantastic Bella   :clap:   :clap:
Makes one want to run down the side and kick up all those leaves!   >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 03, 2012, 02:53:54 PM
Hi everyone

Here is my go at the Autumn Trees, let me know how you think it turned out

Batman.

Lazy Autumn Stroll!
Lazy Autumn Stroll!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on August 03, 2012, 02:57:11 PM
Brilliant, Batman!  Nice vivid colors!  Your people are sooooo cute!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on August 03, 2012, 04:51:38 PM
Lovely painting and the colours   :clap: :clap: :clap:

If you  soften the shadows on the tree trunks on the right as they receded in to the distance that will even give better perspective. The tree trunks on the left are correct. Well done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on August 04, 2012, 12:32:21 AM
bella well done on yourpainting love the trees and the leaves  O0  you always put a smile on my face and i adore you for that  :flowers:   batman also love your painting really well done love your colours !
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 04, 2012, 02:18:51 AM
 :thankyou: Lillian, Dennis, jennylynn - the nice words make the :painting: worthwhile. I especially like the fact that my use of colour seems to light viewers lives up.

As to the couple with the guys arm around her - I like to add that little bit extra sparkle to the story :smitten:.

Thanks for the tip about the tree shadows Dennis still need to pay more attention to that kind of detail :detective:.

Batman.

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: lynn p. on August 04, 2012, 04:17:11 AM
These Paintings are GREAT.  I  was so drawn to them when looking at the gallery, so Happy and cheerful.  The fence on the left just leads you right it.  I don't know anything about watercolor but these look so difficult to do.  Wonderful job all :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on August 04, 2012, 04:42:46 AM
Batman, I agree! The colors are wonderful! Great texture on the trees, as well! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 04, 2012, 08:04:00 AM
:thankyou: lynn p. and C. Bodine.

:smitten: colours C!

lynn p - these watercolour :painting: are extremely difficult paintings to acheive! Enough praise cannot be heaped on us for the quality of work us beginners are achieving with attempting these techniques for the first time. NOT!!!!!!!!!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

I fount it pretty easy and I had a ball with this one, splattering the paint on randomly and then moving some around with the brush to give the effect of the multi coloured leafy trees. Started getting carried away with the branches a bit too.

You should give the course a go. The first few lessons are free to try, and I was hooked after the first one. I don't know what happened for everyone else, but at the start I bought a cheapy 24 colour set of watercolour tubes and lowish grade 300gsm paper and did the Cosmos painting.

As soon as I realised I was okay at it and enjoyed it, I started fishing around websites to find the best price on artist quality paints! Now I have upgraded and also await a second shipment of 10m rolls of Arches watercolour paper from the US - both hot and cold pressed! Each roll can be cut to A3 size at 80 sheets per roll - for US$106 per roll plus shipping. Even with the shipping, it comes out at about $1.75 per A3 sheet of quality 300gsm Arches paper! :yippee:

With the added bonus of being able to cut to any size!

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on August 04, 2012, 08:27:19 AM
Batman...you'll have to let me know how you like the Arches roll. I had one shipped in before we left the USVI. I only have the cold press, shipping was still a bit too pricey to have both.
Just using up some of the other blocks and pads I have before I break into the Arches. So exciting!    ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 04, 2012, 12:11:54 PM
Val

I think it's going to take me time - more from the point of water control. I think the paper I'm using at present is pretty crappy. But it's cheap enough to stuff up and start again with. Once I start my own compositions and have the possibility of doing somthing other than filing the resulting paintings away, I will exclusively use the better paper.

I have done one of the exercises on the Arches and it did seem nicer to use than the Mont Marte stuff I was using.

But then again, using the crappy paper, stretched has been producing reasonable enough results for learning the techniques. Just look at some of the ones I have posted.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on August 04, 2012, 12:56:43 PM
You're right there....they've been great.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on August 04, 2012, 01:12:42 PM
Bella very nice job on your painting. Batman your colors are very bold. Good job!  O0 O0
 :clap:
Nina   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 04, 2012, 05:52:29 PM
Thanks Nina.

It's funny, I was just about to replace it in the encourager frame I have and I noticed a happy accident!

I forgot to put a shadow in for the couple walking with their arms around each other. But it doesn't matter, because they are exactly in the shadow of the tree!!! Now  there's a way to save on paint.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on August 04, 2012, 06:21:31 PM
 O0   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2012, 06:19:57 AM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: eftpower1 on August 05, 2012, 05:01:01 PM
Mr. B!

We don't allow any wishy-washy water colors here..... And YOU show us the REAL THING :yippee: :yippee:

I love it!!!

I very much like the 1st tree trunk on the left. It sets the "tone" for the rest of them with out overpoweringly drawing the eye

brian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 05, 2012, 05:53:00 PM
Thanks Brian

In the words of Bono - "Even better than the real thing!" :2funny:

Gotta love colour and contrast.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ImBatman on August 07, 2012, 01:24:37 AM
Thanks Rita,

Check out my waterfalls too (Lesson 25, 26 and hopefully by tomorrow morning 27) - I try my best to bring strong colours to what can be a pale old world at times.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 23, 2012, 11:11:01 PM
where has the place gone to put up the picture
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ncwren on August 24, 2012, 05:45:24 AM
Pamela read down in the how to section.  The attachment button has been disabled.  You need to use the gallery function.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on August 24, 2012, 03:06:48 PM
Nice work!  I can see that your painting skills are improving, Pamela.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: C.Bodine on August 24, 2012, 03:27:01 PM
I agree, you can see progress in each of your paintings! Very nice job! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on August 24, 2012, 03:39:06 PM
Lovely autumn colours  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just be careful with the fences. The vertical lines get thinner and thinner as they receded into the distance and also closer together
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pamela Meredith on August 24, 2012, 06:47:41 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, C. Bodine, Liillian
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jennylynn on August 25, 2012, 02:12:37 AM
hi pamela your autumn trees are very good, i agree with the others you can see your skills are certainly improving  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on August 25, 2012, 03:55:20 AM
Pamela great job.  O0 O0 Yes you are improving.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on August 26, 2012, 07:21:55 AM
 :congrats:  Pamela. Job well done.   O0  Lovely colourings.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: njnjgirl on January 09, 2013, 05:27:51 PM
This was a beautiful thread to go through.  Beautiul paintings and excellent advice from Dennis.  I really admired your painting Lillian as well as Brians and Batman.  This was fun for me as autumn is my favorite time of year :smitten:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on January 09, 2013, 05:50:32 PM
Njnjgirl, nice colour perspective you have captured  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: polliwag on January 09, 2013, 05:55:37 PM
Very pretty njnj, I like the autumn too.  Such beautiful colors of the season that you have captured in your painting!.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Sarah (arch) on January 09, 2013, 06:23:27 PM
Oh my goodness. Very, very pretty.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bhavna on January 09, 2013, 07:06:35 PM
LOVELY  :clap: :clap: you are doing awesome O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on January 10, 2013, 03:23:37 AM
My heartfelt thanks to you Dennis, Diane, Sarah and Bhavna. 
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Post by: Val on January 11, 2013, 01:31:13 AM
Beautifully done Marylou.  O0 
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Post by: ncwren on January 13, 2013, 03:57:44 PM
Beautiful MaryLou!
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Post by: njnjgirl on January 15, 2013, 11:15:46 AM
Thank you Val and Natalie!
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Post by: Lillian on January 15, 2013, 12:59:39 PM
Mary Lou  :thankyou: for your kind comment. 

You've done a fantastic job on the Autumn painting.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on January 21, 2013, 02:34:26 PM
Thanks Lillian!!
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Post by: NHC50 on January 21, 2013, 02:53:54 PM
Mary Lou, Nicely done.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Denise808 on January 21, 2013, 03:28:50 PM
Beautiful work from everyone!
This was messy but fun ;D (the right side fence and lower trees got "blacked out" in this photo...)
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Post by: polliwag on January 21, 2013, 04:03:20 PM
Very pretty, Denise.. I like the different look in fall!  :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on January 21, 2013, 04:17:04 PM
 :clap: Denise, The colours of your trees are just too beautiful.  I love them.  Patricia
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Post by: Bhavna on January 22, 2013, 08:07:55 AM
Beautiful Denise...I love you fall colors :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on January 22, 2013, 09:50:13 AM
Dianne, Patricia and Bhavna, thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed this one with all the different techniques and layering. Enjoy your week ladies :wave:
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Post by: ImBatman on January 22, 2013, 10:22:35 AM
Nice autumn scene Denise. It can be a bugger photographing these at times though.

Batman.
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Post by: njnjgirl on January 23, 2013, 05:18:01 AM
Nicely done, Denise.   I really like the colors and how airy your trees look! O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on January 23, 2013, 05:46:30 AM
Trees have a great sparkle to them! I can really feel the sun coming through on this crisp Autumn scene.  :)
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Post by: lynn p. on January 23, 2013, 06:04:51 AM
Denise--I am just so drawn into this painting.  The light captured you from afar before opening up the image.  Beautifully done!!
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Post by: Denise808 on January 23, 2013, 10:50:11 AM
Lynn,  :thankyou: . This is one of my favorites so far because of the "light" effect. I'm so happy Dennis provided the tree lesson as a series. I learned so much!
Natalie, I love that you saw some "sparkle".  :thankyou: for your nice comment!
 
 :thankyou: Mary Lou. I think I missed commenting on your trees ??? . You have always been just ahead of me on these paintings. Your Autumn scene is so comforting. It has such a nice feel to it and makes me want to walk really slowly along the path to enjoy all the beautifully colored trees! Well, probably meet up with you again at the next stop :)
 
Batman, thanks! About photographing these paintings, yes, it gets weird sometimes. Plus, with Dennis and Nolan teaching us to "see" better, I think I'm noticing differences more these days - hmmm :D
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Post by: njnjgirl on January 26, 2013, 02:43:55 AM
Thanks, Denise....it is exciting to see how your painting turns out.  It is such fun seeing everyone's take on the same subject....I like your style....! 8)
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Post by: NHC50 on January 26, 2013, 03:25:38 PM
Denise I realy like this one. it draws you into the painting. Good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Denise808 on January 26, 2013, 04:04:36 PM
 :thankyou: Nina and  :thankyou: Mary Lou ;D
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Post by: Lillian on January 26, 2013, 04:04:47 PM
Beautiful colours, Denise.  Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on January 26, 2013, 04:18:49 PM
Thank you Lillian, I had fun making a mess with these colors....
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Post by: Red1 on February 01, 2013, 09:46:14 PM
This is one of the reference photos in the handout for Trees Lesson 4.

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Post by: Denise808 on February 01, 2013, 10:20:14 PM
Very nice Red!!!
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 02, 2013, 08:53:28 AM
Wowsers!!!! How pretty, Red!
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Post by: NHC50 on February 02, 2013, 12:11:51 PM
I like the colors Red. Good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: polliwag on February 02, 2013, 12:16:56 PM
THIS GIRL IS ON FI-RE!!!  Nice painting Red :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Red1 on February 02, 2013, 02:54:38 PM
Thanks all.  I have really enjoyed painting the tree lessons.  And the trees don't come out half bad.  I plan on a few more trees then on to the water lessons.  I haven't done the reflections or the waterfalls yet.  Mostly because for some reason painting realistic water seems a bit intimidating to say the least.  But then so were the trees.  Dennis and Nolan have such a way of breaking things down and making them easier to manage.
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Post by: Lillian on February 02, 2013, 07:00:24 PM
A very nice painting, Red1.   :clap: :clap: :clap:   Lovely colors.
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Post by: Bhavna on February 02, 2013, 09:07:14 PM
Awesome work Red :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on February 04, 2013, 04:02:29 AM
Very nice fall feel to this Red.  Love the colors! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 05:49:57 AM
I am Happy to finish my Tree Series   :)  Here is my Autumn tree
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Post by: Denise808 on February 04, 2013, 09:54:33 AM
Bhavna, this is so pretty! I like that your people are facing each other too. Nice.
Congratulations on finishing your tree series :)
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Post by: NHC50 on February 04, 2013, 10:12:55 AM
Bhavna
I like it.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 12:19:13 PM
 :thankyou: Denise and Nina
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Post by: Happychappy on February 04, 2013, 03:48:33 PM
 :clap:  Truly lovely Bhavna.  Patricia
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Post by: Bhavna on February 04, 2013, 05:42:48 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia
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Post by: njnjgirl on February 05, 2013, 03:07:15 AM
Bhavna, very delicate and pretty.  I like it very much  O0 :yippee:
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Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 05:23:00 AM
Congratulations on a great finish, Bhavna. . . .you have done very well! O0 O0 O0
 
Give yourself a pat on the back, take a break and time to really feel good about what you have accomplished!
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 05, 2013, 06:07:06 AM
This is Bhavna we're talking about. She may break just long enough for the pat on the back. That girl is a machine right now!
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Post by: Bhavna on February 05, 2013, 06:15:49 AM
 :thankyou: njnjgirl and Roxy
[/size]Roxy and Sarah I had taken enough break :) . I didn't paint any thing in last summer :tickedoff: ...so have enough backlog to finish before we get another summer[/font] :crazy2: [/size].
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Post by: Bev S. on February 05, 2013, 07:38:53 AM
This is Bhavna we're talking about. She may break just long enough for the pat on the back. That girl is a machine right now!

Hmmmm I'm more inclined to lie back and mosey along on Sarah time . . . .  :2funny: :2funny:
But, I really admire those who can fly at it and sling paint for hours on end. . . . makes me tired thinking about that. . .  I need a nap! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :sleep:
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Post by: Red1 on February 05, 2013, 06:39:07 PM
Another of the reference photos from Trees Lesson #4.  I really need to do the water lessons.

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Post by: polliwag on February 05, 2013, 06:44:17 PM
Love the colors you are using!  Very nice!
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Post by: dennis on February 05, 2013, 07:36:27 PM
Bhavna, PERFECT  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on February 06, 2013, 05:16:51 AM
 :smitten: Bhavna!

Red1-really nice to see one of the other reference photos painted.  :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on February 06, 2013, 06:52:45 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis
 :thankyou: Ncwren
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 06, 2013, 07:00:32 AM
Nice Bhavna and Red!!!!
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Post by: polliwag on February 06, 2013, 07:50:38 AM
Bhavna, Super!  I like the sunshine popping through the top of the trees. :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on February 07, 2013, 10:13:12 AM
Brilliant colourings Bhavna  O0  Wonderful painting...just makes you want to smile  ;D
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Post by: Happychappy on February 07, 2013, 10:39:08 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Lovely painting Red1.  Patricia
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Post by: Bhavna on February 08, 2013, 06:05:30 AM
 :thankyou: Red
 :thankyou: Polliwag
 :thankyou:  Val. Look i am smiling since i made this painting :) :2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: Red1 on February 09, 2013, 07:45:34 PM
Thanks Patricia.

Well here's the last of the trees.  Now on to the water reflections and waterfalls.

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Post by: lynn p. on February 09, 2013, 07:49:12 PM
Red-Just perfect.  I have always loved seeing this one.  I think it is the sunlight or maybe the blue green fence against the orange.  You executed it so well :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 09, 2013, 08:29:48 PM
How very pretty!! You did a beautiful job, Red.
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Post by: Denise808 on February 09, 2013, 09:09:36 PM
Very pretty Red! It is very well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on February 10, 2013, 12:18:34 AM

Red, absolutely well done - beautiful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bev S. on February 10, 2013, 12:57:07 AM
Beautiful, Red!
You have done really well with this series,and you should be proud of yourself! Good work!
Congratulations! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Happychappy on February 10, 2013, 03:29:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Red, I love it.  The sunlight coming through the top of the trees is just so pretty.  You did a wonderful job. Congratulations.  Patricia
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Post by: Red1 on February 10, 2013, 10:56:58 AM
Thanks to everyone for the comments.  I'm trying really hard.  I hope the water lessons go as well. 
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Post by: Bhavna on February 10, 2013, 12:52:34 PM
Beautiful Rad :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on February 10, 2013, 03:53:20 PM
Very well done, Red!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

I especially like the blue sky showing through the colored leaves.
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Post by: Val on February 11, 2013, 05:57:43 AM
Banner work here Red. You're off to a flying start with your waterfalls. No fear!  O0   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: polliwag on February 11, 2013, 07:31:15 AM
Ooooo!  Very nice!
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Post by: njnjgirl on February 11, 2013, 07:37:16 AM
Perfecto! :clap: :clap: :flowers:
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Post by: NHC50 on February 11, 2013, 12:43:25 PM
Well here is my painting. Its not very clear. I know one thing, need to work on tree branches.  :2funny:
 

Nina  :flowers:
 
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Post by: Bev S. on February 11, 2013, 02:24:13 PM
Well here is my painting. Its not very clear. I know one thing, need to work on tree branches. 

I don't know Nina. . . I like your tree branches! In fact I like the whole painting!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on February 11, 2013, 02:33:21 PM
Nina! This is beautiful :yippee: Really love the light, leaves, contrasts, colors - everything! the branches too :)
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Post by: dennis on February 11, 2013, 06:16:48 PM
Nina, I think you have done an excellent job :clap: :clap: :clap: My only comment would be to try and add some more brighter orange in the leaves near the front. O0
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Post by: Bhavna on February 11, 2013, 06:19:52 PM
Very Well done Nina :clap:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 11, 2013, 08:32:50 PM
 :detective: Yup. The branches look fine, Nina. Very nice painting.
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Post by: Val on February 12, 2013, 05:32:45 AM
 :2funny:  Dennis beat me to it! Yes, I think you need to add some 'leaves' in front of some of the branches. At present the branches are too outfront of the leaves. That sounds a bit confusing even to me!  ;D  Anyway, being that you are an incredibly bright girl, I know you'll figure it out.  O0
Lovely Nina.  :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2013, 05:40:27 AM
 :thankyou: Roxy, :thankyou: Denise320,  :thankyou: Dennis. I will do that. I should of know better than that. Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees.  :2funny: :2funny:   :thankyou: Bhavna,  :thankyou: Sarah,  :thankyou: Val for seeing that I am a bright person.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on February 12, 2013, 05:51:55 AM
Nina, nice painting!   :smitten: O0
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Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2013, 10:33:59 AM
Here is the revised painting. I just had a senior moment.  :2funny: :2funny:  I added the orange to the branches and also to the ground, because leaves fall. DAH!!!!  :blush:
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Zach on February 12, 2013, 10:35:59 AM
 :twothumbs: Looks great Nina :clap:
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Post by: Tousabella on February 12, 2013, 10:47:31 AM
Oh Nina....BEAUTIFUL!!!  I luuuuuuvvv the colors.  Great job.
 :flowers:
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Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2013, 11:01:39 AM
 :thankyou: Zac and Bella
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Bev S. on February 12, 2013, 11:13:02 AM
 O0 O0 O0 Just goes to show you, that Dennis knows his stuff!! Great revision. . . . now it just zings with excitement.
 
But don't you go dissin us seniors. . . . .  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
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Post by: dennis on February 12, 2013, 04:00:24 PM
 O0 Nina
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Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2013, 04:25:01 PM
 :thankyou:  Roxy,  :thankyou:  Dennis
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Post by: Happychappy on February 13, 2013, 05:51:49 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Absolutely lovely Nina.  Patricia
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Post by: NHC50 on February 13, 2013, 06:43:20 AM
 :thankyou:  Patricia
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Val on February 14, 2013, 03:18:54 AM
 :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on February 14, 2013, 05:23:58 AM
Very pretty, Nina. I like it a lot.  One of my favorite paintings anyway, as I love fall and those pretty colors.  You captured that well and I really like your people!  O0 :smitten:
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Post by: lynn p. on February 14, 2013, 05:41:05 AM
This is beautiful.  I really like how high key it is. So bright and sunny.
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Post by: NHC50 on February 15, 2013, 09:30:19 AM
 :thankyou:  Val,  :thankyou:  Mary Lou,  :thankyou:  Lynn. Much appreciated.  ;D ;D
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Lillian on February 16, 2013, 11:46:20 AM
Nina!  Brilliant!  Those changes made a huge difference.   :yippee:

This one was fun, huh?  :)
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 19, 2013, 09:58:10 AM

Hands down, this was my favorite all the entire tree series - although I need to remember when I'm splattering paint  to move my computer far away - I have lots of little orange drops all over the keyboard!
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Post by: jrhall036 on July 19, 2013, 10:10:48 AM
Sharon, you are just doing so WELL on these tree paintings!   :clap: :clap: :clap: I think you've got the hang of it! Great job!!  :flowers:
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Post by: Val on July 19, 2013, 10:12:26 AM
Lovely colourings Sharon  O0 Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: NHC50 on July 19, 2013, 10:34:00 AM
Job well done Sharon.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 19, 2013, 12:07:48 PM
 :thankyou: Ladies!! I'm enjoying tree painting a lot more than I used to!
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Post by: Denise808 on July 19, 2013, 01:43:06 PM
Really nice Sharon! This was my fave of all the trees also, splatter and all. Thank goodness wc is easy to clean!!
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Post by: dennis on July 19, 2013, 10:14:42 PM
Excellent, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on July 20, 2013, 08:06:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on the trees Sharon.  Patricia
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Post by: Lillian on July 22, 2013, 05:32:58 PM
 :congrats:   Sharon!  Wow!  You're doing well with the watercolors!   O0
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 22, 2013, 07:47:25 PM
 :thankyou: Denise, Dennis, Patricia and Lillian!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: doina on July 28, 2013, 11:12:41 AM
I did not like this lesson, and you can see on the result. I'll try it again sometime... Doina


Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on July 28, 2013, 12:03:49 PM
Doina, nothing wrong with your painting except that the colours are too pale, :clap:

Autumn always has very strong and bright colours - so DON'T be frightened to use them even straight from the tube. Do another one, but this time be bold.
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Post by: Val on July 28, 2013, 12:36:16 PM
I can't think of anything to add on what Dennis has said. Just a bit too much dilution in your colour. A nice impressionistic painting.  O0
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Post by: NHC50 on July 28, 2013, 01:00:33 PM
It gets us out of our comfort zone, doesn't it Doina? It took me about three times to get it right. So don't feel bad. Like Dennis said add some strong color to it and it will look great. Good job.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: jrhall036 on July 28, 2013, 04:01:37 PM
Very pretty autumn trees, Doina!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lillian on July 28, 2013, 04:07:55 PM
It's lovely, Doina!


Hmmm, I'm thinking that now that it's dry, you might still try splashing some stronger color on those trees and see what happens, maybe even add a few darks to the rest of the picture. 


I find I learn a lot by experimenting.


Sure do another one too.  Send caution away in the wind and let that paint fly.  Have fun!!!   :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: doina on July 28, 2013, 04:26:48 PM
Thank you everyone for encouragement. Lillian I will try to "rescue" the painting if I can, but for sure I'll do another one. The bigest problem is that I am not a big fan of strong colors. I am glad you did not see my first rendition!!! Thanks again, Doina
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Post by: Pebble on October 07, 2013, 01:23:56 AM
How much fun was this  ;D Everything within a 50 metre radius got splattered but it will all come out in the wash  :2funny: :2funny: it's a good job I used watercolour and not acrylic or oil  :heeha:  Seriously though, Dennis could you tell me why the road looks like it's sloping down from the right.  I'm not sure how I got this effect   ???   :thankyou: in advance for any comments.

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Post by: Val on October 07, 2013, 04:39:10 AM
Excellent Pebble. On the right hand side of the road, the line is not consistent. It has a few bends in it. the left hand side is a smooth consistent line. Add in how your values and shadings fall, and voila, you have a dip in the road! Fantastic!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Going to have to try that one myself.  ::)   Wonderful painting.  O0
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Post by: Happychappy on October 07, 2013, 04:40:10 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Pebble, what an absolutely gorgeous painting.  It is something  to be proud of for sure and I hope you have hung it up in a place of prominence. I just loved the trees.  As we are now in Autumn, the colours of all the trees in Canada are changing and what a magnificent sight it is.  Patricia
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 07, 2013, 06:24:04 AM
Pebble,

Nice, very nice.

I miss not seeing fall colors, but your painting made up for it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: BeaSue on October 07, 2013, 07:23:26 AM
Pebble, the light in this painting is gorgeous! The dip in the road, caused (I think) by your bending shadows, ads an element of interest to the painting. I think it is a Happy Accident!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Denise808 on October 07, 2013, 04:22:15 PM
This is very pretty Pebble, love the sunlight in this. The dip in the road doesn't distract me negatively at all, plus your people are well done and standing upright  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pebble on October 07, 2013, 09:38:21 PM
 :thankyou: everyone for your kind comments and suggestions as to why my road sloped.  I think you are right it is to do with the angle of the shadows, they are all a bit skewiff  ::)  I'll take it as a positive though as it's something else I've learned to do.  :smart:    ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jrhall036 on October 13, 2013, 09:14:53 AM
First of all, Pebble, your autumn trees are absolutely gorgeous!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Unfortunately, I can't say the same about mine, but I did try. My autumn trees have been sitting on my studio table unfinished for nearly 2 weeks, and I have found that leaving a painting unfinished for that amount of time and then trying to finish it later simply doesn't work for me. But sometimes I suppose it just can't be helped. Life gets in the way. 

Fall is always my busy time of year. I have to travel nonstop now until January, and I received my proofed pages back from my editor for my next book. I have tons of rewrites to do, all of which have to be done before I leave for my next work trip on Nov. 3rd.  Even more unfortunate is that I have not had much time to paint or comment on all your lovely paintings. I am so sorry about that. I'll try to catch up sometime soon.

Here's my attempt at autumn trees. It was fun to do all the splattering. Just wish I had more time to perfect what must be left undone for now. 


Blessings!

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: BeaSue on October 13, 2013, 09:23:39 AM
Jani, I think you are being too hard on yourself. This is very lovely, indeed. Coming back later for some finishing touches is always an option, though I think it is very nice as is.

Can you tell us more about yout book?
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on October 13, 2013, 01:33:03 PM
Looking very good Jani  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
You've got a lot on your plate just now, no need to put extra pressure  :sweat: on yourself. We'll be here waiting. Best of luck with all of your endeavours, keep us posted when you can.

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Happychappy on October 13, 2013, 02:38:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jani, My word, I think that your painting is stunning, so neatly done and you can be very proud of it. 
 
Would love to know more about your books so when you have the time, you can enlighten us.  Sounds interesting.  In the interim, take a breather, relax and do what you can without getting stressed. We will all be waiting here for you.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Denise808 on October 13, 2013, 09:08:59 PM
This turned out beautifully Jani  :yippee:
 
I'm curious about your book also  ;) 
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 13, 2013, 09:26:40 PM
Jani,

I think your AUTUMN painting is extremely well done.  The colors on your trees are beautiful.  The first trunk on the left could use a bit of contour (or go on a diet).

Otherwise - super, super!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pebble on October 14, 2013, 05:17:29 AM
Jani
Thank you for your kind comments.  Your autumn trees a fab, sorry you won't have much time for painting for a while but it's something to look forward to when you are less busy.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Ray3 on October 14, 2013, 06:47:40 AM
Penny & Jani wonderful work on your trees the colours are very realistic for the fall we call it here in the UK autumn but I think it's the best time of the year and trying to get those lovely colours down in watercolour cannot be easy I am looking forward in doing mine but trees are not my best subject but yours are excellent   Well done to you both.  Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jrhall036 on October 14, 2013, 01:21:33 PM
 :thankyou: for all the nice comments about my autumn trees painting everyone!  Your support is greatly appreciated!

Susan, Patricia, and Denise: I write both nonfiction (music reference) and fiction (young adult/crossover science fiction and children's books). I've also just signed contracts with the syndicated press for a series of literary travelogues. The book for which I am now completing rewrites is Vol. 3 of my 9-volume collection of nonfiction essays about the 19th-century composer/pianist Franz Liszt. My fiction writings are published under pseudonyms. While I am forbidden by law (contractual issues) from disclosing the literary identities I use for my fiction books, I can say that my science fiction books are also a part of a series, based on the elemental forces (water, air, earth, fire), and my children's books expose very controversial and serious subjects that (unfortunately) many of our young children face today, i.e., gun violence, sexual abuse, and religious discrimination, among others.  These subjects most authors of children's books (ages 4-10) will not dare touch, but they are a reality in most children's lives today. Someone has to do it, right?

Now, on to more important (and fun) things--like painting!!!   :1hug:     
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 14, 2013, 04:20:07 PM
Wow, Jani, what an interesting career you have.  I commend you for tackling tough subjects - our young people need all the help they can get.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on October 14, 2013, 04:21:38 PM
These subjects most authors of children's books (ages 4-10) will not dare touch, but they are a reality in most children's lives today. Someone has to do it, right?

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Good on you Jani. Good on you.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Many thanks to you for crossing the boundary.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on October 14, 2013, 10:39:26 PM
Pebble and Jani, both your paintings are excellent. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on October 17, 2013, 08:47:29 AM
Pebble and Jani I like you paintings.  O0 O0  WOW Jani a writer in our midst. Cool!!!!
 
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Happychappy on October 19, 2013, 03:25:05 AM
Wow, Jani, Just seen your post and I so admire you for going where others fear to tread in writing about issues that are prevalent in everyone's lives, not only the children. Good for you and I hope that you have much success in your work.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: BeaSue on October 19, 2013, 07:10:58 AM
Jani, you are a smart, creative person! It is an honor to meet you here.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Denise808 on October 20, 2013, 10:18:03 AM
Jani, what a contribution you are to our society. What a wide range of knowledge and creativity you have! Thank you for all you do ....  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: jrhall036 on October 20, 2013, 07:54:37 PM
 :blush: You all are the nicest people I know.  :thankyou: so much for your kind words. I love writing, but honestly, it can get pretty lonely at times. Thanks so much for being so supportive. I truly am glad I found Paint Basket.  :flowers:   
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: globe4 on October 29, 2013, 12:07:49 PM
Hi everyone, I'm happy to be back after a long break  :painting:. Here is my autumn trees. Wonderful lesson, Dennis  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on October 29, 2013, 12:54:26 PM
 :bigwelcome: back Tanya! Your painting is very nicely done. Great colourings and love the effect of the trees on the left.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Happychappy on October 29, 2013, 03:43:37 PM
 :welcome:  Back Tanya.  Your painting is lovely and I hope to see many more.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on October 29, 2013, 05:38:24 PM
Tanya, very glad to have you back again, we missed you :flowers:

Very nice rendered painting with good colour perspective :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: globe4 on November 03, 2013, 03:02:44 AM
Thank you for your nice replies :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on February 25, 2014, 10:57:50 AM
Wow.... I never painted so fast in my life!!  My rewind does not work (freezes up) so I tried to paint along as fast as I could, and touched up when the replay was over.  Thanks for a great class, learned a lot!

carolyn
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on February 25, 2014, 11:01:07 AM
Forgot to post pic... here it is

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 25, 2014, 11:49:43 AM
Carolyn,

I love fall colors.  I'm no expert, but the people appear to be too large to be so far back.  Shouldn't they be smaller in the distance?   Or the same size, but up closer?

Otherwise, it's quite nice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on February 25, 2014, 02:40:50 PM
you are probably right....  too late for any changes with that.  Thanks :thankyou: :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on February 28, 2014, 09:30:51 PM
Carolyn, a very nice painting for a paint-a-long :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Now you know what all the others feel like when painting live with me :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on March 01, 2014, 09:49:43 PM
Yes - now I do.  I will eventually do a live one, they look like fun.  Waiting for an oil or watercolor live class.  Thank you for the class, it was fun to do!!

 :thankyou: :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on March 04, 2014, 02:15:35 PM
Super job Carolyn  O0   I was never into aerobics until I started trying to paint-along with Dennis!   :faint:    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CAROLYN from New Jersey on March 07, 2014, 09:58:50 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: I am telling you.. running around the room looking for hair dryer, masking fluid ect.   was a workout for sure...  My laptop slow for some reason and I can't rewind or fast forward (sucks).  But I made do.

cc
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Denise808 on March 08, 2014, 07:41:07 PM
 :clap: Such pretty Autumn trees Carolyn and Tanya :clap: This was one of my favorite lessons with all the colors and splatterings!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on April 22, 2014, 10:25:23 AM
Hi! I liked this lesson very much! :) Here is my Picture.


Bryndis


Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on April 22, 2014, 10:53:45 AM
Well done Bryndis, the chill is in the air!  ;D   Shadows and shadings very nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ncwren on April 22, 2014, 11:50:10 AM
Beautifully done Bryndis!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bev S. on April 22, 2014, 12:16:39 PM
 O0 O0 Nicely done, Bryandis I like this very much!
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on April 22, 2014, 01:43:18 PM
Bryndis, a very lovely painting with character to it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on April 25, 2014, 05:00:20 AM
Thank you for Your Nice comments everyvone :) :thankyou:


Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lidiya on April 25, 2014, 08:50:45 PM

Here is my rendition to this lesson. My original picture isn't so bright.

I wasn't planning to do this lesson now, it was all Bryndis' fault. :2funny: She posted a very nice picture on the forum recently, I also saw other beautiful pictures of autumn posted here  :smitten: and could not resist to give it a try.
I enjoyed this lesson very much, but seems, I was so enthusiastic to use different techniques and paint the branches. :crazy2:
I may redo this lesson later, because I am not fully satisfied with the result and also because fall is my favorite season.
All the best, everybody and :gl2:
Lidiya.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 25, 2014, 10:25:11 PM
Lidiya,

Your autumn scene is lovely.  Well done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on April 26, 2014, 04:32:23 AM
Beautiful fall painting Lidiya :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on April 26, 2014, 05:58:30 AM
Excellent Lidiya. The yellow/gold leaves look brilliant. Lovely lighting effects.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on April 26, 2014, 06:17:47 PM



 congratulation Lidiya  on your appearence in the newsletter,  your painting is  lovely.     
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 26, 2014, 07:09:45 PM
Lidiya,

Nice to see that your autumn trees painting got noticed and made it into this week's PB newsletter.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on April 27, 2014, 01:39:06 AM
Lidiya, you do not need to do it over again. :clap: :clap: :clap:  Branches are very conspicuous at this time of the year because of the trees losing their leaves. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bev S. on April 27, 2014, 03:26:25 AM
Congratulations Lidia! One, on a beautiful painting and  two, on be featured in our newsletter!!! Way to go Lidia!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Lidiya on April 27, 2014, 09:27:18 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis,  :thankyou: Mea,  :thankyou: Danielle,  :thankyou: Val,  :thankyou: Bev for commenting on my painting. I am so touched that you all have taken the time to write such nice comments and also that  my painting was featured in our newsletter. :smitten:
I already framed this picture. Now I am waiting till Tuesday when I am off work and my hubby is at work, so I can make one more hole in the wall to hang up the picture. :2funny:
 :gl2: everybody in your paintings.
All the best. :)
Lidiya.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on April 28, 2014, 03:32:25 AM
 :2funny:   Lidiya, you are precious!  >:D    :2funny:   You'll have to post a photo for us once you hang it. One piece of advice.... watch out for the  :knuppel2: when hubby gets home!  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on April 28, 2014, 03:57:53 AM
Hey everyone you have done some nice paintings, sorry I missed them, i must have looked at the first page only. Keep the good work rolling :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 28, 2014, 08:10:07 AM
Ooops, Val.  I think you meant your message below for Lidiya.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on April 28, 2014, 02:25:02 PM
All fixed. Thanks Mea.... see, you are ever in my thoughts!  ;)    ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on April 30, 2014, 12:00:19 PM
Hello Lidiya! It is Nice to hear that you got inspired by my painting. :yippee: I like Your warm Autumn colours very much. :)

Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 13, 2014, 02:28:47 PM
Here is my version of the autumn trees.  Not to happy with my path.   
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 13, 2014, 03:40:13 PM
Danielle,

Love the autumn tree painting.  Great job on the leaf colors.  Not sure why you don't like the path.  Maybe a bit too dark?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 13, 2014, 04:00:33 PM
 :thankyou: Mea for your encouragement . Yes I made it darker than Dennis also I was not to happy with the shadow, but it is a practice piece and Dennis says to put our own colour if we like so i guess it is ok.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ncwren on August 13, 2014, 05:28:01 PM
Trees are beautiful  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 13, 2014, 05:53:27 PM
Danielle..beautiful..have you put it in a photo manipulation program to try changing the color on the sides of the path? Perhaps it needs a little cover like fallen leaves, the path also needs so.e fallen leaves. It's terrible when we aren't satisfied with our work..I hate when that happens. I love those trees..
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 13, 2014, 06:31:48 PM
  :thankyou: Natalie for the encouragement.
 :thankyou: Carol I think I will do just that (putting leaves on the ground) great idea, thank you. For your help. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on August 14, 2014, 02:21:08 AM
Danielle, a very neat and bright painting :clap: :clap: :clap: The pavement on the right side will be darker than the left side as it is in the shadow of the fence. What bothers me is the very wavy line of the left side of the road. It is a tarred road and should have straight edges. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on August 14, 2014, 05:46:07 AM
 :think: Looks as though everyone beat me to it! The wavy left side was the main thing that I thought bothersome, adding a few leaves on the ground and road would finish it off beautifully.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 14, 2014, 06:31:48 AM
 :thankyou:Dennis for the advice and taking the time to comment. I will try to correct the left edge and darken the other side. 
 :thankyou:Val i will do those additions and post it.
  :-* :-*
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 14, 2014, 08:44:11 AM
 :thankyou: everyone for your encouragement and the advice, i have done all of them and what a difference  :thankyou: again.  Now it may be worthy to give as a gift to my nephew who is very sick (life/death) in hospital since April or May unable to move or speak.  Do you think it is a good gift?
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: CarolHorvath on August 14, 2014, 09:46:53 AM
It is a perfectly beautiful painting for your nephew. There are a lot of unspoken words in the pic. I am sure he will fill in the blanks. I see it as an object of hope.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on August 14, 2014, 10:13:41 AM
Gorgeous Danielle.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: A wonderful gift.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 14, 2014, 10:50:39 AM
 :thankyou: Carol and Val .
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 14, 2014, 11:04:24 AM
Oh, yes, Danielle.  It will be a wonderful gift.  How thoughtful.

You did a great job on this painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 14, 2014, 11:13:29 AM
 :thankyou: Mea for the encouraging words.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: May lynn on August 14, 2014, 07:52:10 PM
Dear Danielle123;

Absolutely beautiful 'Gift'.    Yes indeed!!!!!!!!!!  I love it.   O0   

May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 15, 2014, 03:19:37 AM
 :thankyou: May Lynn, for the encouraging words.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: richkay on August 28, 2014, 06:50:00 PM

Here is my fall trees.  I really enjoyed the splatter and spraying of water and all the layers to make these trees.  I did less fiddling with this painting than any others I have done.  Thank you Dennis for this particular lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on August 28, 2014, 07:33:45 PM
Kay, a very lovely painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Just one problem: with the figure on the right just reduce the size of the head to the size of the other one. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: richkay on August 29, 2014, 11:33:02 AM
Thank you, Dennis, I will make his head smaller.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ncwren on August 29, 2014, 12:47:42 PM
Lovely trees Kay  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 30, 2014, 12:58:34 AM
Kay, your painting is lovely. I hope you can do as Dennis suggested. The colours are beautiful and it's got me thinking about all the autumnal delights as we go into Sept in 2 days.
There's a street here in Halifax about 4 miles from where i live and, your painting reminds me of it last year.
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on August 30, 2014, 01:19:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice painting Rich,  you may want to straightend the road the sides should not be in a zig zag.   I made that same mistake.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Sherri on February 04, 2015, 03:46:21 PM
My submission for this lesson. Suggestions for improvement please.

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bellarina on February 04, 2015, 04:26:12 PM
Nice job Sherri, maybe you could put a little more detailed bark on the most forward tree.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on February 04, 2015, 04:31:14 PM
Nicely  done Sherri,  :clap:  I would add some red and green to the closest trees and put some on the thick front branches.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 04, 2015, 05:23:19 PM
Sherri,

Good work on the autumn scene.  I agree with suggestions given so far.

Love fall colors!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pinuccia on February 04, 2015, 11:45:51 PM
All beautiful paintings and such different colours.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Sherri on February 06, 2015, 12:12:17 PM
Well I tried to fix it.  :tickedoff:  not real good at fixing yet!!! 

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on February 06, 2015, 12:29:33 PM
Much better, Sherri. Those horizontal branches were too overpowering :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2015, 07:04:54 PM
Yes, better now, Sherri.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bellarina on February 07, 2015, 12:58:49 AM
Wow, what a difference that makes, very lovely.
How's your gallery business doing?
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Sherri on February 08, 2015, 04:09:41 PM
I haven't sold anything yet.  They are really pushing for Valentine's day.  Maybe something will move this week.  Thanks for asking!! 

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Ai Ke on April 03, 2015, 06:34:14 AM
Almost forgot to upload this one - that was fun!!!  :thankyou: Dennis!


Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: NHC50 on April 03, 2015, 06:41:29 AM
Nice job Ai Ke.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 03, 2015, 07:07:20 AM
Ai Ke,

I think you did a beautiful job on this. 

The central infusion of brightness is really nice.

People and dog look great.

Leaves are well shaped.

Nice shadows of the trees across the ground

Two concerns:
Color of the fence on the left grabs my eye.  Maybe tone it down a bit.

The two big tree in the foreground are well shaped, but there should be some leaves across the limbs, especially at the top.

Overall, GREAT work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bellarina on April 03, 2015, 07:09:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Bravo
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on April 03, 2015, 11:22:49 AM
Well done, Aike :clap: :clap: :clap:   You need much more brighter reds, orange and yellows in the leaf area to make  it a really autumn scene. Do this and you will see a great difference O0  Post the revised painting below the original one for comparison.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: ncwren on April 03, 2015, 02:59:52 PM
I really love the sunshine feeling in this one.  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pinuccia on April 03, 2015, 05:12:19 PM
AiKa  beautiful I too love the Sunshine's warm feeling.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Happy Easter to everyone.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Ai Ke on April 18, 2015, 05:35:17 AM

Thank you for all your comments, that was really helpful!!!
Here the old one and below it, the new one, with toned down fence, more orange red and yellow in the leaves, some leaves to hide a bit the straight lines of the branches and ... I fear  ??? a bit of a red stripe that I need to correct on the left side ....

Also a better camera to reflect the actual colors better - that helps as well  :D



Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Bellarina on April 18, 2015, 05:43:03 AM
Lovely job  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 18, 2015, 07:46:43 AM
Ai Ke

Much better.  You have really brightened up the trees and made the whole painting come alive.

Good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on April 18, 2015, 11:54:26 AM
So much better Aike,    Can i just add that you could put some leaves in front of the branches that would give it a more natural look.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Ai Ke on May 17, 2015, 01:39:38 AM
Hi Danielle,

I actually did after your first, good advice, but it does not really show on the picture, somehow.

I think because the branches are so dark... Maybe I tone them down a bit in some places....I'll see what I can do...
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Danielle123 on May 17, 2015, 04:25:11 AM
Great Ai Ke, did you also add some leaves.  You can remove some darks in the branches with a your wet brush and a dab with a tissue. Then you can add some red and orange.  Have fun.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 07:54:36 AM
Autumn trees, one of these days. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 04, 2015, 09:32:03 AM
Great painting, Louisa :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just tone down the track as you will not normally see them on a tar road O0
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 11:20:44 AM
Oh ok Dennis, thanks again. What else can I say but always a big THANK YOU. :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 04, 2015, 06:06:44 PM
Great colours Louisa, very well done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 04, 2015, 07:52:17 PM
A big thank you to you too Val.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Straynative on June 10, 2017, 04:29:27 AM
Hi Pbers,

Heres my autumn scene! Lots of fun flinging the paint around and had to wipe down the laptop at one point to avoid an autumn inspired workspace. Happy with the result and will definitely try more of these autumn scenes as I like the colours...


Thanks Dennis and Nolan...
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Happychappy on June 10, 2017, 07:19:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Trev, I love this for it is so bright and vibrant.  Great job.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 10, 2017, 08:01:26 AM
Wow, Trev, such brilliant color.  Never thought watercolor could be that intense.  What brand are you using?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Straynative on June 10, 2017, 08:25:55 AM
Thanks Happy and Mea,

Mea Im using a mish mash of Rembrandts, Aquafine, Cotmans and Van Goghs. In the video at one point Dennis advises to use some colours pretty much straight from the tubes to get the vibrancy of the autumn colours so thats what i did. Ive also learnt (i think youve also advised me on this before) to make my shadows and darks darker and not be scared to do so (even though it is scary!). When one does this your brights and lights really pop! I dont know about watercolour not being intense, ive seen some beautiful intense watercolour work.

Tom Lynch, Frank Francese, Don Andrews are three watercolourists that I admire for their vivid intense watercolours. I think they are known as colourists in terms of their styles...check them out, amazing!

:)





 

Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 10, 2017, 09:16:35 AM
Trev - this is fantastic! Love the vibrancy! This was my favorite of all of the tree classes Dennis taught - and you really did a great job!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 10, 2017, 09:48:14 AM
Yes, Trev, the single most valuable lesson I have learned from Paintbasket lessons is the importance of shading - dark against light.  It makes all the difference!

I'll check out those three names.

I love your enthusiasm for art.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 10, 2017, 02:07:23 PM
 :heeha: Banner job Trev, love the colours, love the intensity, and really love the looseness!  O0

I'm a real fan of Frank Francese also!  :yippee:   
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Kathysutterlin on June 10, 2017, 07:03:41 PM
Wow Trev, I, too, love the vibrant colors. You do beautiful work.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Straynative on June 11, 2017, 07:36:11 AM
Thanks Ladies,

It is wonderful to be a part of this journey with you all. Im having such fun with all the art and painting, its just been so special and invigorating.

Have a lovely part of the day whatever that may be!

 :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: dennis on June 11, 2017, 11:40:41 PM
Really beautiful colours, Trev. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Pinuccia on June 12, 2017, 12:26:56 AM
Great painting. :painting: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: linley.plester on June 12, 2017, 01:17:44 AM
These are lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these, and maybe trying this myself sometime. Well done all.
Title: Re: LESSON #23 - Trees 4 - Autumn
Post by: Val on June 12, 2017, 02:10:51 AM
 :heeha: Hi Josie! Nice to see you back   :wave: