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Title: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 03, 2012, 03:54:45 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 the template we will be using HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson30-mountain-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on August 05, 2012, 02:23:47 PM
Dennis;
Would it be possible to put the picture in as well as the template? I don't know about the others, but I can't manage to finish a paint along, but would like to try to see if I can come up with "close colors" and shadows that you will have on lesson day. I thoroughly enjoy watching you on Sunday, and to wait til Wed or Thurs. for the replay, my 'remembery' isn't to good! ;D
Just a thought.
Thanks, Dennis, for all the knowledge and friendship you share.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jennylynn on August 05, 2012, 02:26:57 PM
   well here is my paint along to-nite,  found this one a bit harder!!! 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: eftpower1 on August 05, 2012, 02:34:47 PM
JL.. Great job.. Yours looks a whole lot more together than mine... BUT I DID IT, too ! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


 I've Got to watch how much water I use and and not commit quite so early Over did the left hand mountain top and could not come up with a way to salvage it. the bottom was a case of way too much water. still hard to judge might be e-z er with tubes? rather than pans? 

Suggestions please!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jennylynn on August 05, 2012, 02:39:53 PM
brian your mountains look much better than mine, can't seem to get the shadows right on mine,  yours is a job well done.   and yes we did do it didn't we  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Riya on August 05, 2012, 02:56:41 PM
JennyLynn and Brian. :twothumbs:'
You both did a great job,  :painting: along with Dennis, Well Done!!! :yippee: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2012, 03:03:49 PM
Nice work, Jennylynn and Brian!  You both did a fabulous job!   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Karen on August 05, 2012, 03:05:57 PM
My paint along too. I like the strength of your mountains Brian and I really like the variation in your skyline jennylynne.  Dennis will tell you how to soften the hard lines of shadow on one side to fade them away if you are worried about them.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2012, 03:11:19 PM
Karen, you did it again!  Another lovely paintalong!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: GailBrown on August 05, 2012, 03:20:21 PM
Here is my paintalong.  It was fun as usual.  I like all the rest that have posted so far.  We are a growing group.  Shh...don't let the rest of them know how much fun it is to paintalong...and bonus you don't feel overwhelmed with the growing list of paintings you have to do.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Karen on August 05, 2012, 03:46:52 PM
I made a few changes but they are a bit timid! darkened the mountaints on the right added some trees at the base - trying for distance and something to break the tree lineup more.
I love thebrilliance of colour in yours Gail.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2012, 03:48:27 PM
Gail, always a pleasure to see your paintings.  Nice job painting with Dennis today.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


I had my paper prepared and planned to try my first paint along today, but a storm was threatening so I bailed out in fear I would have to turn my computer off.  As it turned out, the storm went mostly around us.

Maybe next time.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 05, 2012, 03:52:30 PM
It's really nice, Karen.     :clap: :clap: :clap:

I always like your skies.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: eftpower1 on August 05, 2012, 04:12:54 PM
Gail & Karen

I think you both "nailed it"

 :smart: :smart:, both of you!

Having 'BEEN THERE- TRIED THAT'.. I can say :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on August 05, 2012, 04:27:09 PM
Nice job everyone!! :)

I tried out some Canson XL 140lb/300g paper today-awful mess of pieces rolling up on me.  :thumbdown:

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: musika on August 05, 2012, 04:49:39 PM
Oh man. Exellent paintalongs everybody. Each one has a different look and beautiful touches. Well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Harald on August 05, 2012, 04:55:20 PM
Fine paintings all. I`m really immpressed. Had to give in this time.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: eftpower1 on August 05, 2012, 05:17:49 PM
ncwren

Glad you kept going!!

wonderful painting.  in addition to the rest of the painting,  your sky is lovely!

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: C.Bodine on August 05, 2012, 06:10:04 PM
So very impressed with each of your paintings!  :clap: Beautiful!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 05, 2012, 06:41:06 PM
 :clap:  Fantastic every one.   :clap:  This one was definately a bit of a push and you all came through magnificently.

 :congrats:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 06, 2012, 07:57:37 AM
Well here is my paint along. First time doing mountains. Thanks Dennis.

Gosh everyone who painted a long did a great job.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: C.Bodine on August 06, 2012, 08:02:47 AM
 :clap: Love the colors, Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 06, 2012, 08:34:02 AM
Natalie and Nina, you both did a super job on the paint along!

Everyone,  :congrats:  Nice work!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 06, 2012, 08:57:30 AM
Hi everybody,
I watched the class for the first time yesterday night and enjoyed a lot even if I got many bufferings and computer problems  :-\ therefore I couldn't paint along. To day I want to do my home work and paint the mountain  ::) at my turn ... so  :help: My question is: how can I get the review of the class.???
I'am french speaking, living in Spain and hope my english will be sufficiant to chat in this forum.
 :hug: to everyone.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: musika on August 06, 2012, 09:33:19 AM
Hello Tina and welcome. After the broadcast, Nolan has to edit the video, complete the PDF and upload the video to the server (takes many hours). The replays are normally posted between 36 and 48 hours afterwards. You should get an email when this happens.

Your English is excellent.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 06, 2012, 10:17:37 AM
Hello Ray,
 :thankyou: for the information. I'm excited to get this mail and be abble to start the exercise. I'm so happy having find the Paint Basket classes, they will be of a great help.
And  :thankyou: for your compliment about my english. :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on August 06, 2012, 10:21:38 AM
Hi Tina! :welcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ImBatman on August 06, 2012, 10:52:24 AM
These are all fantastic :painting:.

Now that I'm finished Part 2 of waterfalls, and am halfway through the part 3 exercise, I've almost caught up to you all!

Can't wait - rivers, mountains, rocks, waterfalls, trees....

Well done to us all I say.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 06, 2012, 11:19:05 AM
 :clap: Fantastic job Nina. I love your little yellow house.   :clap:
Mountains are excellent, and super job on the trees.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 06, 2012, 11:24:03 AM
Had a bit of a problem with my computer yesterday so I am a bit behind with my workload. I still have an oil painting class to give this morning so I will reply to all the paint alongs later in the day. Good to see so many paint alongs  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 06, 2012, 03:14:54 PM
Thanks C.B and Lillian. I appreciate it.
Val. Thanks. Yes I like my little yellow house. Yellow is one of my favorite colors. It makes a person happy.  :clap:
Nina  :flowers:

PS Welcome Tina to the family
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on August 06, 2012, 05:15:56 PM
Wow...Dennis...Thank you for the replay. You've sure been busy today, but we sure thank you.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: eftpower1 on August 06, 2012, 05:27:08 PM
Tina

10 thousand  :welcome:s  Your English is may be better than some of us "native" speakers  :yippee:


Nina :

I have just one word for your painting:  WOW!

I love it the sky, mountains, mid ground, trees
house, foreground. All of it! WOW
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 06, 2012, 06:02:16 PM
Tina, a warm  :welcome: to Paintbasket. 

Don't worry about your English, you do very well.

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Karen on August 06, 2012, 06:10:15 PM
It's amazing how all the different colours still work to represent the mountains!
Natalie, I like the boldness of your shadows especially and Nina your mountains and sky look so real and natural!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jennylynn on August 07, 2012, 12:08:13 AM
 :welcome:  tina to paint basket,  know you will enjoy every single second here. teachers are brilliant and the guys on the forum are all here to give you encouragement, by the way you have no need to apologise for your english, it is excellent!   
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 07, 2012, 04:31:55 AM
Well Brian thank you for that big WOW!!! Much appreciated. It makes me feel good when people likes my work.  :yippee:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: C.Bodine on August 07, 2012, 04:57:08 AM
 :welcome: Tina! You will do just fine here! We have a wonderful mix of people! You will enjoy the classes that Dennis offers.(Nolan, too, if you decide to take the oil classes) Jump in and don't be shy!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 07, 2012, 05:35:22 AM
OOPS! Sorry Rita and Karen missed your comments. Thank you very much.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: helena12 on August 07, 2012, 01:58:23 PM
Dennis;
Would it be possible to put the picture in as well as the template? I don't know about the others, but I can't manage to finish a paint along, but would like to try to see if I can come up with "close colors" and shadows that you will have on lesson day. I thoroughly enjoy watching you on Sunday, and to wait til Wed or Thurs. for the replay, my 'remembery' isn't to good! ;D
Just a thought.
Thanks, Dennis, for all the knowledge and friendship you share.

Yeesss, that's a good idea :clap:. This was the first life course I followed and I had no idea how the painting would look like in the end. I didn't paint along, because there were so many other things to absorp. But even in the replay I had problems in judging if my colour mix had the right strength or lightnes. So if I knew in advance what the picture should look like it would be a lot easier. At least I hope so. Otherwise the lesson was great. Thanks for the course  :D

Helena
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on August 07, 2012, 07:44:37 PM
Brian, Gail, Rita, Jenny, Karen.... all of you deserve a round of  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jennylynn on August 08, 2012, 07:51:03 AM
 :thankyou:  dianne    O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 11, 2012, 07:25:53 AM
After 3 hours working on it  ???, I still don't know what to think about it, not very happy  :-\
Lets see what Dennis and you guys gonna tell me about  ::)

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 11, 2012, 09:45:03 AM
Hi Tina,
Don't be so hard on yourself. I think what may be bothering you is the purple, Just try to tone it down a little. Some blue with burnt sienna might work. Your trees have some nice colors, but they are the same. Make some of them higher, and  some darker colors might help. besides it was about painting mountains, and you did that. Over all you did a fine job. Keep it up.  O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 11, 2012, 12:54:35 PM
Hi Nina,
Thank you for your advices. You are right with the purple and I'm going to modifie it.
Same for the trees, I agree  ::) I'll do like you say, change some colours and make some of them higher but tomorrow because right now here it's bed time  :).

Again  :thankyou: and  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 11, 2012, 05:49:11 PM
Your painting is beautiful, Tina.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm drawn to the mountains and the sky.  You've definitely made them the focal point of the painting.

I once heard an artist say that purple/mauve in a painting is a great selling feature.



Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 11, 2012, 06:07:23 PM
For once I will not be able to reply about to each individual painting but looking at them as a whole I would say, and taking each one's experience into consideration, that they are all very well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

 Don't get carried away too much at this stage with the colours of the mountain. I am mostly teaching techniques at this stage are they are more important than the actual colour itself.

All of you, give yourself a pat on the back  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 12, 2012, 03:08:17 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Lillian,
I have taken in account what Nina told me yesterday and made some modifyings and really this painting pleases me much more than the prvious one ... I have to say how much I appriciate the classes and how Dennis teaches his technics ... many many  :thankyou: Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 12, 2012, 04:51:48 AM
Very beautiful, Tina.  You can be proud of this!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on August 12, 2012, 05:09:42 AM
Beautiful, Tina! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: tina verpoorten on August 12, 2012, 05:18:29 AM
 :thankyou: Dianne and  :thankyou: Lillian  :)
 :1hug:
Tina
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 12, 2012, 05:40:32 AM
Wow! Tina that made a big difference.  O0 O0 I like it.  :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jennylynn on August 12, 2012, 07:18:08 AM
hi tina just looked at your two paintings ,the second one you have  certainly made a difference,  well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: C.Bodine on August 12, 2012, 07:37:38 AM
Well done, Tina! :clap:  :clap: Beautiful painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 13, 2012, 05:59:58 AM
Excellent work Tina.   :clap:   :clap:  Your second painting shows much more depth. Well done.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ImBatman on August 14, 2012, 02:27:37 AM
Very nice work Tina.  :clap:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ImBatman on August 14, 2012, 02:46:21 AM
Hee hee, I noticed Dennis's inability to comment individually - maybe we are starting to leave him speechless about our paintings...  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ImBatman on August 14, 2012, 02:47:57 AM
Hi everyone,

I have now caught up with the class!!!

The replay for the Lillies isn't out yet and it's the only one left at the moment!  :yippee:

Anyway, let me know what you think of my mountains scene.

Batman.

Painting Mountains
Painting Mountains
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 14, 2012, 03:38:25 AM
Batman  :congrats:  You've worked consistently, persevered to the end and now you're caught up!   :yippee:

Your painting skills have improved as you continued practicing,  :painting: :painting: :painting:

Nice work on your mountain scene!  Those mountains are really towering over that little house and have wonderful perspective.  I like the ridge that comes down from the mountains and behind the house.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You paint like a real he-man with those bold colours.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 14, 2012, 05:54:37 AM
Love your mountains Bman, very well executed.   :clap:   :clap:
Did you notice you have a hidden face in plain sight? You're getting good at this!   ;D  It is lying down just behind the trees, chin, mouth, nose, hint of an eye and forehead. Will now be looking for faces in all your works!   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 14, 2012, 05:56:00 AM
Well Batman awesome job on those mountains.  O0 O0 O0 Robin would be proud of you.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
NIna  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on August 14, 2012, 08:14:16 AM
Beautiful, Batman!  Colors are so vivid and the little house shines amidst all the glory!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on August 14, 2012, 09:11:03 AM
Batman...what a lovely painting.  It has beauty and strength.  You are really sailing right along. Look forward to your lilies as you have progressed so wonderfully.  Good job!!     :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Gloria on August 14, 2012, 10:45:30 AM
Batman, one word, incredible.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 14, 2012, 10:50:54 AM
Yup, there's a face there alright.  It's Mountain Man relaxing on the ridge.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ImBatman on August 14, 2012, 05:15:41 PM
:thankyou: Lillian, Val, Nina, Rita, polliwag, Tousabella, Gloria.

Hoping to get some good mountain shots when I go on my Photography day with the landscape photographer on Sunday!!!

In the meantime I guess I could try the crumpled paper trick!!!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 14, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
 :2funny:  Batman, the crumpled paper trick would be a good practice run.   :)

I hope you enjoy your trip.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 15, 2012, 12:12:27 AM
Batman, your mountains are strong and powerful! They protect that home ;)
I'm looking forward to seeing how 'ya get on with the photos and if you manage to capture some good ones.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ImBatman on August 15, 2012, 02:25:18 AM
:thankyou: Tony.

I hope so too. Going to be covering a variety of East coast Australia, from Gold coast in morning (for sunrise over sea) all the way down to Byron Bay in New South Wales. I think there are some national parks and stuff that we will be visiting!

Should be a lot of variety to provide lots of combos over time. The other thing is I will have a tour guide who is a pro photographer, who will take me to the good spots without me having to hunt all over the place.

Really hoping for the waterfalls stuff too. But it's been a pretty dry winter...

Batman.

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 15, 2012, 02:55:05 AM
It sounds like a fabulous adventure ahead Batman!


PS> Hey, I think it was Kelley who did the Liverpool painting! My mistake on the live class!  :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 16, 2012, 12:54:57 PM
You have painted a very nice painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: There are no major faults but I have some suggestions to improve your painting.

Don't darken the base of the mountain it is normally lighter because of the haze at ground level. The tops of the mountains are normally seen as a bit darker because of the bright sky.

Look at my painting and darken up yours in the shadow areas with some blue-purple mix and fade them out as the det to the sunn areas.

For the colours and tonal ranges try to take your time and copy my painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: helena12 on August 16, 2012, 01:21:46 PM
Dennis, thanks for your reply in less time than a lightning strikes  :). Thanks for your advice.

Believe me, I have tried to copy your painting but all my tries looked  :thumbdown:. This was the best I could come forward with. I'll have another go when my printer is willing to go back to work again. He is either on strike or has taken a holiday without asking for my allowance. Now for the time being I feel a little fed up with thinking and making decisions and with scrolling forth and back on the pdf in the computer. I'll have a pause and dedicate myself to colour mixing.

Helena
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on August 16, 2012, 04:34:10 PM
My first attempt at mountains. Would have been fine if I "hadn't fiddled".  Boy, I'm sure learning what that means!!!
I took four pictures and they all came out a different color, so I 'think' this is the closest to the picture.

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 16, 2012, 04:51:01 PM
Helena, I really like your mountains, especially the sleeping dog side.   :clap: :clap: :clap:  I like your clouds too.

I think the best advice from Dennis is to try to imitate the painting of the Tutor.  ...not so easy when the Tutor has 60 years of experience behind him.   :2funny:

At least we can have fun trying.

Bella, your mountains look great.  Nice work!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on August 16, 2012, 08:33:43 PM
Thanks Lillian.  Helena, your painting is great. You are learning so much and I'm sure glad you are enjoying the classes. It's so comforting to be a 'part of the family' and all the good input from them.
I look forward to your lilies, and your other paintings. It's so much fun....frustrating at times, but....a lot of fun.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 04:53:28 AM
Bella, your mountains look great. I like your sky, but I think perhaps soften some of the cloud edges just a smidge. (is that a word?) Regardless I like your colourings.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jennylynn on August 17, 2012, 06:09:09 AM
helena & bella like your mountains well done to the two of you  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on August 17, 2012, 08:06:55 AM
I like your colors Helena! :)

Nicely done Bella. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: helena12 on August 17, 2012, 09:56:01 AM
Thank you all for your nice comments.  :thankyou:

Tousabella, I had the same problem with taking the photo after having the toughest time in trying copying Dennis picture. In each and every photo my sky looked all lovely whereas in real life it's more dramatic (but just by accident).  Tousabella, I love your shadowparts of the mountain. They look like mine were supposed to do. They fit in and don't devide the picture into sections like mine do. I did try to copy Dennis way of painting. But somehow I couldn't get the right strength of colour and when I tried to match up the rest of the hill it all looked like Mount Horror. So the small brushes went into the corner, I took a bigger size of paper and changed the colours. I'll have another trial when I have calmed down - in a year or so.

Rita, do you sleep at all? You sound like a heavy art addict. So many projects on one time. I have enough to gnaw on with just watercoulors. I would also like to watch lesson 5 with the colourwheel. But I still haven't found out where I can get it. All I can find is lesson# 6 on exploring colour mixes. And I also have to do lesson 3 and 4. And my printer is on strike so I can't print out the pfd (was the problem with the mountain too). And of cause you can't get the film back on the exact position you need to.  Problem over problem.

Have a nice time  :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on August 17, 2012, 11:05:10 AM
 :thankyou:     :thankyou:      :thankyou:  all.  I sure appreciate it. Will attempt another "mountain" soon.  It looked great......before I kept "seeing" something that needed 'just a touch' here n there!!  "A Little Voice Told Me"..... :2funny:  :2funny:  :2funny:   I put the pic on my office chair and try to get a pic with enough light. Every one turns out different, and sure doesn't look like the painting. Hmmmm. 
Pardon the 'hills n dales', but I'm hoping to start stretching my paper soon. Thanks again, guys n gals.
 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 17, 2012, 01:10:44 PM
Watercolour has a mind of its own and thats what makes it so "exciting". At times it looks like you are not progressing at all - keep on keeping on because at some point there WILL be a sudden improvement. I have proven this time and time again.

Just take a look at some of the work of those who started with me at the beginning with absolutely no experience at all and look at their work now  :clap:  Some have only started recently and lets take a look at your work a few months down the line.

I have shown some of my original work of years ago on the sketchbook lesson. I, at one stage, was exactly where you are now, Each rung of the ladder seems to look exacltly the same, even if you are climbing higher and higher. It is only when you look downwards that you see how high you have climbed.

Keep on  :painting:. Best advice I can give you  :hug: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 17, 2012, 02:33:51 PM
Since no lesson this Sunday, I've decided to put my pencils down and dedicate the day to painting. I hope to have some lessons and possibly other paintings to show upon your return. Pretty scarey stuff   :sweat:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 17, 2012, 04:46:12 PM
Happy  :painting:  Val!      :yippee:     ..can't wait to see what you do.   :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 18, 2012, 03:10:35 PM
Rita! What time zone are you in?  I only sleep 2-3hrs. on average. (4 on a good night) Nice to know someone else is as 'art crazy' as I am!   :heeha:  Perhaps I'll see you on PB at night.   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: musika on August 18, 2012, 03:26:06 PM
Rita is c. 8 hours ahead of you.

It always surprises me when I am posting at 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning that Rita ( 1 hr ahead of me) is still awake and replying!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 18, 2012, 04:19:19 PM
Live class here is at 1400.
In the wee hours of morning being able to watch lessons, read the manuals or draw/paint is definately better than counting mosquitos on the ceiling!   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: helena12 on August 19, 2012, 04:37:32 AM
Hi Rita,

insomnia alone seems enough to me, but fibromyalgie really sucks  :envy:. So best to find something to distract you and don't give in  O0. And art is a good way. I tried it with learning languages. Planned to start French by now, but then I came across my old watercolour box again which had been untouched for sevaral years and I thought to give it chance again. I've been on and off painting since May now. Just before I was to give up again in July I found this place here and think it helps to keep trying. At least for the time being... becaus the struggle with my paintings I have to fight alone  :knuppel2:

Happy  :painting:   
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 19, 2012, 04:48:33 AM
Helena, when you came here you gave up the right to fight your painting woes alone.

Whatever the challenge, it can be overcome. You have Dennis and Nolan riding on your shoulders, not sure which is which here   :angel:  /   :devil2:   Plus...you have all the rest of us to help as well,   :yippee:   :heeha:   :confused:   :D   :nana:   :goofy:   :crazy2:   :hug:   Ok, so you might not get that much useful info out of us   :2funny:  ....but the Clark Boys are there for ya 100%   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on August 19, 2012, 05:40:16 AM
Keep at it girls!  but try to get a little more rest sometime!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: helena12 on August 19, 2012, 09:55:52 AM
Helena, when you came here you gave up the right to fight your painting woes alone.

Whatever the challenge, it can be overcome. You have Dennis and Nolan riding on your shoulders, not sure which is which here   :angel:  /   :devil2:   Plus...you have all the rest of us to help as well,   :yippee:   :heeha:   :confused:   :D   :nana:   :goofy:   :crazy2:   :hug:   Ok, so you might not get that much useful info out of us   :2funny:  ....but the Clark Boys are there for ya 100%   O0

Hi Val,

I might have expressed myself a little awkward  :idiot2:. I know that you crowd plus Dennis and Nolan is there to give advice. But still I do sit alone at my little desk, and I do it (as far as I'm concerned) just as Dennis is doing in the replay but the outcome is another and I have to deal with it at that very moment alone (as millions of other art students). As my reaction to frustration is withdrawal I would have quit weeks ago. But as there is you guys and Dennis I was motivated to stay on  O0. And progress is to be seen. If I look at the paintings I did during my last painting sessions years ago, (from which I kept only the best ones) I must say the results now are astonishing.

And Dennis advice was the best:
Watercolour has a mind of its own and thats what makes it so "exciting". At times it looks like you are not progressing at all - keep on keeping on because at some point there WILL be a sudden improvement. I have proven this time and time again........ It is only when you look downwards that you see how high you have climbed.


Wow!

 :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 21, 2012, 05:20:44 AM
Helena, wait until you've been here a little longer....Dennis has a way of getting in your head and all those little sayings and tips will start running through. Nolan likes to get in there too, he's just not quite as subtle!  :whistle:
 ;D
Oh dear....I can just hear him now!   :knuppel2:   :2funny:   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 21, 2012, 08:53:13 AM
 ;)  :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 29, 2012, 05:46:15 AM
Here is Lesson 30.  I'm exhausted after climbing those mountains!   :2funny:

No, not really, it was fun.  ...any changes I should make?  Your input is welcome.  :)

Dennis, I printed out your painting in the pdf.  Your greens look so much prettier than mine.  Maybe it's my printer or the brand of paint I use is different.   :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on August 29, 2012, 05:56:18 AM
Your mountains look great!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on August 29, 2012, 05:57:58 AM
Haven't seen Dennis' painting.. but yours looks really good, Lillian :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 29, 2012, 05:58:29 AM
 :thankyou: Natalie  and Dianne  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on August 29, 2012, 07:27:46 AM
Lillian, Lillian, Lillian. Love those mountains. You did a fantastic job. Give yourself a pat on the back.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: C.Bodine on August 29, 2012, 07:31:50 AM
Lillian, painting #1 beautiful, painting #2 beautiful..#.. painting #19 beautiful...#...painting #30 beautiful.... sigh.... Whatelse is there to say?
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 29, 2012, 03:00:52 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: Rita, C. and Nina!

You are way to generous with your complements!  I sure appreciate your kind comments.   :1hug: :1hug: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on August 29, 2012, 07:07:42 PM
Lilian, you have captured the essence of the mountain well.  :clap: :clap: :clap: When you print anything out via you inkjet printer it will very seldom look the same as on the screen. Reds are notorious for this.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 30, 2012, 03:30:32 AM
Nicely done Lillian.   :clap:   :clap:  I've been looking at too many Mayan rocks and carvings....I can see a face on the righthand side!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 03:38:19 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis and Val.

...can't spot the face there Val, but I believe ya.  :)

I have a laser printer.  It's getting low in ink.  I have all new ink cartridges but I'm too cheap to put them in before these completely run dry.  When I print anything on a full page, there are lines across the image.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on August 30, 2012, 04:19:05 AM
Lillian, I'm getting that with brand new cartridges. The last new ones I put in a couple of weeks ago were bone dry. Theses are different cartridges as I bought a new printer....turns out the old one is better than this new fangled one. I suppose the scanner will be uselful at some point........   :(
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on August 30, 2012, 06:55:39 AM
Well, I'll be hoping the printing is much better quality when I put in the new cartridges.  My printer is pretty old now, could have bought a newer, better one for the money it cost for these cartridges.  I realized that after they were bought and delivered.   :'(
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on September 11, 2012, 09:25:00 AM
 :oops:   Ok guys, this may be considered a bit off topic, but I'm asking for some support. I've badgered Mary about posting her incredible 'Sunrise' version of the mountain. I even PM'd her and badgered some more.   :fight:   I sincerely hope she'll post it here (not just in the gallery), I think its brilliant.   O0
Just in case you read this Mary...I'm sending the address.   >:D
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on September 11, 2012, 12:27:46 PM
Mary I would love to see your version!!!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on September 11, 2012, 05:23:19 PM
Ok Mary!  Come out of the closet with it!  I may have to get the  :knuppel2: !!!

It's brilliant and spectacular! 

Ohhhhhh Mary!  How you short change yourself!

You say this is another reason to give up watercolor???    :confused: 

I'm  running for the club!  :run:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on September 11, 2012, 05:29:50 PM
 :yippee:  Come on Mary...your fanclub awaits!   >:D 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Red1 on January 05, 2013, 02:56:07 PM
Tina, you paint beautifully.  You must have a natural talent to be so new to watercolor and do so well.  You are an inspiration.  I only hope that one day I will achieve your level. 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on February 28, 2013, 05:00:46 PM
What great work all of you have done with your mountains.  :clap: :clap: :clap: I loved looking at them and seeing how different each one is....amazing, isn't it?   8)
Here  is my attempt:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on February 28, 2013, 06:50:58 PM
Wow Well done Njnjgirl :clap: O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on February 28, 2013, 07:42:57 PM
Mary Lou if you darken up the trees to give the contrast needed for the painting then you will have a very good painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on February 28, 2013, 08:03:54 PM
Nice Mary Lou! I really like those mountains - it's warming me up to get back to that  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on March 01, 2013, 03:10:40 AM
Thank you Bhavna, I appreciate that.   :thankyou:
 
Denise, this was a fun one and I know you would do great with it.  O0
 
Dennis, Thank you...funny, my trees were darker and I lifted some color thinking they were too dark :( ...I will darken them again and post.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on March 01, 2013, 04:01:31 AM
 ;D That's funny, I was going to say the same thing! A bit more darks in the trees. Well done, looking forward to seeing it.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on March 01, 2013, 05:41:57 AM
Thanks Dennis, this added more depth too!  You have such a keen eye.
 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 01, 2013, 05:55:01 AM
Nice work, Mary Lou.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on March 01, 2013, 07:14:43 AM
Looks great, Mary Lou! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on March 01, 2013, 09:25:11 AM
Whoa, yeah!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bev S. on March 01, 2013, 11:43:55 AM
Woot!! Yippee!!lots of really great things going on here!!!
Some darn nice paintings too :2funny: :2funny:  Way to go you guys/girls!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Happychappy on March 01, 2013, 02:11:00 PM
 :clap: :clap:   Very nice Mary Lou.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on March 01, 2013, 02:52:35 PM
 :clap: :clap: There you go.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2013, 07:07:46 PM
Can you now see how darkening them has brought them forward and added depth to your painting. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on March 02, 2013, 05:23:09 AM
Well done Mary Lou.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on March 03, 2013, 09:42:24 AM
Thank you Dianne, Sarah, Denise, Roxy, Patricia, Val and Dennis.!  Greatly appreciated! :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on April 03, 2013, 08:25:22 PM
Seems I somehow ended up right after you again Mary Lou! :)
 
Here's my mountain. I enjoyed this more than I expected  :D  The yellows are more muted in real life ...
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on April 04, 2013, 12:36:02 AM
Good painting, Denise  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just remember to keep the doors and the wall vertical.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on April 04, 2013, 02:28:27 AM
 :wave: Denise, this is very good.  Way to go!  :twothumbs:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bev S. on April 04, 2013, 02:44:26 AM
Great mountains, Denise and oh look, there's that napkin right there on the table in the house. Right where it's been along. Darn napkin!! :2funny: :yippee: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on April 04, 2013, 04:26:17 AM
Nice painting :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 04, 2013, 05:36:51 AM
Wow!! This is beautiful, Denise!! This will be great prep for the April challenge! Congrats!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on April 04, 2013, 09:03:15 AM
Dennis,  :thankyou: . I will keep in mind - straight walls and doors. Must write this 100 times because you have mentioned this to me before :whistle:
 
Mary Lou, thank you! Has this prepped you for the April painting challenge? ::)
 
Sarah, thank you very much :) Hopefully I can actually transfer what I learned to the challenge! Wondering about the snow and how that will translate ???  ...
 
 :) Bhavna  :thankyou:
 
Roxy,  :thankyou: . Oh that darn napkin. Yes, it's the napkins fault. Not us who left it there in the first place ::)
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on April 04, 2013, 09:18:11 AM
Looks great, Denise!!
 
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bev S. on April 04, 2013, 10:55:08 AM
Just remember to keep the doors and the wall vertical.

            That's that darn old napkin, dragging those walls out of whack. . . . again!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Happychappy on April 05, 2013, 06:29:41 AM
 O0 O0  Lovely, lovely painting Denise.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on April 05, 2013, 07:22:11 AM
 :heeha: Love your mountains Denise!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on April 05, 2013, 08:57:31 AM
 :thankyou:  Patricia & Natalie :thankyou:
 
Beware Roxy, the napkin has no bounds. He could show up anytime, anywhere .....  :o
                             
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: lynn p. on April 05, 2013, 11:06:50 AM
Denise--I have noticed that your paintings are just becoming better and better.  I love these mountains.  Beautiful light and especially like the blue and yellow together. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on April 05, 2013, 05:22:23 PM
Really Lynn!? better? ahhh, you have made my day!!
I will go around with a silly grin on my face now  ;D :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on May 05, 2013, 04:49:29 PM

Here is my mountain painting :)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on May 05, 2013, 05:52:43 PM
oooo! Bhavna!  Beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Lillian on May 05, 2013, 06:05:35 PM
Good job, Bhavna!!!  I especially love the mountains and sky.   :smitten:   Overall nicely done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on May 05, 2013, 08:12:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautiful Bhavna! Your sky looks great too! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on May 06, 2013, 04:23:53 AM
 :thankyou: Dianne, Lillian and Denise :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on May 06, 2013, 10:30:17 AM
Nice job on this Bhavna.  I love your sky! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on May 06, 2013, 04:19:36 PM
 :thankyou: Mary :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Happychappy on May 07, 2013, 03:00:03 PM
 O0 Good job Bhavna.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on May 08, 2013, 12:42:47 PM
Thank you Patricia :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on May 10, 2013, 07:12:25 AM
Beautiful mountain painting Bhavna!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on May 14, 2013, 08:06:25 AM
 :thankyou:  Natalie
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 08, 2013, 10:43:17 AM

I've been singing "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" ever since I started to paint this lesson!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 08, 2013, 10:59:02 AM
Nice, nice, nice.  Sharon.  You do such good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on September 08, 2013, 11:02:09 AM
I can hear you now!  :heeha:

Looks like you have aced the cloud problem  O0 The trees are excellent.  O0 Looks like you have some real evening shadows starting on the mountains. I think if you grayed the blue down a tiny touch they would be superb.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Very well done Sharon.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 08, 2013, 11:35:08 AM

Good suggestion about graying up the blue, Val - here's the adjusted version...and thanks, Mea - mimicking Dennis is definitely a lot easier than flying solo!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bhavna on September 08, 2013, 02:17:58 PM
very well done Sharon  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 08, 2013, 02:47:03 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on September 08, 2013, 02:58:59 PM
Good job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 08, 2013, 03:19:28 PM
Thanks, Val - and I really appreciate your guidance!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Denise808 on September 08, 2013, 05:27:41 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice Sharon! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 09, 2013, 09:11:08 AM
Thanks, Denise - I'm now ready to tackle the Reflections series!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on September 14, 2013, 10:37:28 AM
Sharon second painting  lot better. Good job!!!  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jrhall036 on September 14, 2013, 03:01:56 PM
Beautiful mountains, Sharon!!! I want to live there!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 14, 2013, 08:33:54 PM
Thanks Nina and Jani - this reminds me of some of the mountains in Northern California - not that I'd like to live there (I'm more of a beach gal) but they sure are beautiful to visit...and paint!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on September 17, 2013, 05:08:50 AM
Well done on the adjusted version! Nice painting, well executed. O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Ray3 on September 17, 2013, 06:38:17 AM
Well executed Sharon both pictures are very good but your adjustment gives a nice mellow finish well done   Ray
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Happychappy on September 18, 2013, 05:03:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely mountain painting Sharon.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Fencepost on September 24, 2013, 05:43:40 PM
After wrestling with the mountain for too long, I decided to call it finished. Each thing I tried to do made it worse, so warts and all, here it is...sigh. Yes, I realize the green strip going up the mountain is totally wrong but is unfixable. Must have done that in my sleep.  :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: lynn p. on September 24, 2013, 05:54:26 PM
 --I like that you don't fiddle.  This is clean and sorta impressionistic.  Also have always liked that brighter blue color in the shadow.  Pretty.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 24, 2013, 06:23:54 PM
Nice mountain, Judie.

I've been struggling with mountains this week.  Yours look so well done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: njnjgirl on September 25, 2013, 08:04:15 AM
I like this Judie.  I think it is well done. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Fencepost on September 25, 2013, 08:18:07 AM
 :thankyou: Lynn! Not fiddle? This painting is the result of the  :oops: fiddle symphony! Glad you can't see that.

 :thankyou: mea

 :thankyou: Mary Lou

Such kind words...much appreciated.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Happychappy on September 25, 2013, 08:48:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:   Lovely Judie, if I could paint mountains as good as yours, I would be ecstatic.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: jrhall036 on September 26, 2013, 10:45:34 AM
Judie, I think you can stand proud with this one. It really is very nice!   :clap: :clap: :clap:

You're a lot like me, I think. You get frustrated if your painting doesn't match Dennis's or the reference photo. What I've come to realize is that it's not about matching what you see; it's about allowing yourself the freedom to express what you see on your terms with the knowledge and skills you have at the present time.  In other words, none of us here (besides the Clark boys, maybe) are Rembrandts or di Vincis. But we are all wonderfully unique!

 :1hug:

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Fencepost on September 26, 2013, 11:28:50 AM
 :thankyou: Jani. You're spot on. I go between trying to replicate Dennis' painting and trying to use the reference photo. It all gets way too confusing and I get lost. On the next one, I think I'll watch the entire video first to understand techniques, then use the reference photo exclusively. We'll see if that helps. Thanks!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: polliwag on September 26, 2013, 12:26:51 PM
Sharon, very good painting!  I do like the grayed down version better, I think.  However I think some touches of the blue would be nice too.
Judie... you did a great job as well!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on September 26, 2013, 07:28:04 PM
Quote
What I've come to realize is that it's not about matching what you see; it's about allowing yourself the freedom to express what you see on your terms with the knowledge and skills you have at the present time.
This has always been the criteria that I judge a painting with, and how well you have grasped the techniques demonstrated.

Nice painting Judie. :clap: :clap: :clap: You should be able to soften that green in the mountain by lift some of the colour out.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Fencepost on September 26, 2013, 08:15:14 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I tried lifting that green with a damp brush, then with a damp short-bristled brush, then a wet scrub with the bristle brush. When I reached for a razor blade, I realized that it was time to stop.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

The green was actually a layer over two previous attempts to create a subtle shadow. First was the purple/blue, very light. Then came a bit of burnt sienna followed by a bit of green. They all fused into an impenetrable mass of green. Learned something there...hmmm where did I hear it...don't fiddle...  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on September 27, 2013, 02:06:02 AM
Did you perhaps use Viridian in the green?  - it is a staining colour.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Fencepost on September 27, 2013, 08:48:16 AM
You got it!  :blush: I think until I have a little more confidence, I'd better stay with non-staining colors, eh?
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: NHC50 on October 02, 2013, 10:17:41 AM
Judie you got the technique down. Nice job  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on June 23, 2014, 09:38:55 AM
Hi! Here is my version of lesson 30 - Mountain.  ;)




Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on June 23, 2014, 01:02:57 PM
Looks great Bryndis.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on June 23, 2014, 02:00:08 PM
Great job on those mountains, Bryndis!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: sally13 on June 23, 2014, 03:26:05 PM
A lovely painting Bryndis :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Fencepost on June 23, 2014, 03:58:06 PM
Lovely, Bryndis! The shadings on the mountains are perfect! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bryndis Sigfusson on June 26, 2014, 10:06:20 AM
 :thankyou: Thank you for your nice comments.



Bryndis
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: forest friends on July 05, 2014, 10:00:29 AM
I agree-your shading is awesome! What a beautiful job!
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Danielle123 on August 27, 2014, 12:44:16 PM
Dennis, i am presenly viewing the mountain video, and you are showing how to make our own mountain, how  ingenious.   :thankyou: for that tip.  Now i am going back on to the video.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Danielle123 on September 06, 2014, 04:25:57 AM
Here is my attempt at the mountain.   
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 06, 2014, 06:31:16 AM
Wow, Danielle.  Great job on the mountain.  Very well done

Unfortunately, the bright colors on the little house pull my eye away from the beautiful mountain.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: ncwren on September 06, 2014, 07:46:02 AM
Nice work Danielle.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Danielle123 on September 06, 2014, 12:16:34 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie and Mea.  You are right Mea I have lightened the house tops.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: richkay on September 26, 2014, 06:22:01 PM
Here is my mountain painting.


I tried to use lighter colors to start with.  With all the layering for the 3D effect, it got darker and darker.
A few of the peaks do look 3D to me.  What do you think?

Kay
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sherri on February 27, 2015, 06:44:09 PM
My submission for this lesson.  As usual, suggestions for improvement are welcome.

Sherri

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Tousabella on February 27, 2015, 08:17:45 PM
Sheri....great job. Love the shadows on the mountains.  Very well done.
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 28, 2015, 09:29:53 AM
Sherri,

Sky, mountains, greenery - all look great.

Try to even off the three windows on the house.

Otherwise, I think you did a very nice job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Sherri on February 28, 2015, 06:01:11 PM
Thanks Mea  Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Bellarina on March 01, 2015, 07:51:24 AM
Nice job Sherri, love your trees
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2015, 10:05:21 PM
Looks like somehow I missed Kay's painting - Sometimes find it hard to keep up with the forum!
Both the mountains a very nice done with lovely 3D effects :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Straynative on May 26, 2016, 01:47:50 PM
Hey Guys,

Havent been able to paint as much as Id like to and finally had a chance tonight! I chose the mountain tutorial with Dennis as it just looked like loads of fun. I ended up going very we in wet all over the place, theres too much green in my painting and not as much detailing in the mountains as i couldve, but I like it and it was just what I needed to relax this evening...oh ya and even a pink house ;D . Im not a very pink person but there you go... Hopefully some more painting soon!



Thanks Dennis and Nolan,

Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Kathysutterlin on May 26, 2016, 02:03:25 PM
 :D Such a fun painting, Trev, and I like the pink house.  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on May 26, 2016, 04:08:44 PM
Long time, no see. It's nice to see you back. I love your painting! :clap::clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Straynative on May 26, 2016, 08:19:27 PM
Thanks you guys
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Ai Ke on January 01, 2018, 05:59:29 AM
Happy New Year! Have a great 2018!!! :party:
Finally gotten to this one - and bought a bunch of new ones in the New Year's sale including now starting with oil painting..... scary!  :strong: :sweat:

I had more paper space than the template so I added the lake from one of the pictures in the pdf. The blue roof... it did not work with my neurotic need to have my colours lined up... hahaha  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 01, 2018, 09:44:14 AM
Ai Ke

How nice to see your work again.  Great start for 2018.

Nice work.  I think the red roof works really well.   Really like your gray-blue mountains.

Looking forward to your oil!!

aloha

me
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Val on January 01, 2018, 01:02:13 PM
 :heeha: Great job Aike! Very nice work on the mountains and the trees. Also really like the grasses out front. The red roof looks fine.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Happychappy on January 01, 2018, 01:53:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Aike and thanks for the New Year wishes. Wishing you too, a very Happy New Year with lots of  :painting:
So nice to see your work again and look forward to lots more.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Cath on January 01, 2018, 02:30:44 PM
 :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: dennis on January 01, 2018, 02:31:44 PM
Good work, Ai Ke  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Happy and Prosperous New Year to all. May it produce many paintings  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #30 - Mountain
Post by: Cath on January 01, 2018, 02:36:17 PM
The same to you Dennis!   :thankyou: