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Title: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 11, 2013, 06:44:02 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

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Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ncwren on March 17, 2013, 01:18:38 PM
Jenny I hope you can salvage your painting from class!  :gl:

Fun class Dennis!   I can't wait for Val's sea turtle!  :yippee:

I'm not happy with my background-it's so obvious that I painted the left hand side separate from the right.  Ah well-a lesson learned I hope.  :tongue:

 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on March 17, 2013, 01:26:23 PM
natalie love your butterflies, my background wasn't very good either, mind you yours looks a hell of as lot better than mine lol.  don't think i can salvage ,  will let it dry out and look in morning.  looking forward to the sea turtle too
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 17, 2013, 01:50:42 PM
Oh Jennylynn, that's too bad. But I have to say, dumping my paint water on my painting might be the best thing to happen to it today. Oof! I need to finish up a few things then will post it anyway. Natalie yours is lovely, as usual. I can see looking at yours that I forgot a few antennae and orange spots. Maybe that will help.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on March 17, 2013, 02:18:24 PM
Beautiful job, Natalie.  Your background looks like hills and out of focus bushes.  It's fine.  Terrific, young lady! :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 17, 2013, 02:29:49 PM
I could not get my colours right .... the "black" turned out to be blue and I lost my way but nevertheless, here is my paint-a-long.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 17, 2013, 02:32:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Natalie.  Your composition is neat and crisp looking.  Lovely job.
 
Hope you can salvage your painting Jennylynn.  That is so disappointing.
 
 :thankyou:  Dennis for an interesting and enjoyable lesson.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: lynn p. on March 17, 2013, 02:38:24 PM
Wow Natalie and Patricia.  These are just beautiful.  So intricate!! Sorry to have missed the last two classes.  I have four distant relatives, two of whom I have not met, coming from Liverpool and am cleaning furiously.  Realize how much I have ignored to paint in my every free second.  Bravo to you two.  That one really looks like it was loads of fun.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 17, 2013, 02:47:01 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynnp for your lovely comments.  Yes, I hear you about house cleaning.  My word, since I have been bitten by the painting bug, everything and I mean everything has taken a back seat.  I didn't ever think I had an addictive personality but boy, this painting business has got me hooked.  Only problem is that I get sooo frustrated when I can't get things right when I paint.  I need a heck of a lot of practice and it all takes time.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 17, 2013, 03:15:08 PM
Please tell me if it would help to rewet the background and lay in more background color. Would it tie things together a little better?
Nice Patricia!!! You did very well.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Lillian on March 17, 2013, 03:26:43 PM
Natalie, Patricia and Sarah,   :congrats:   very nice butterflies!   :smitten:

Nothing wrong with anyone's background. 

Sarah, I wouldn't touch the background.  It's nice and delicate.  Go fiddling and you're apt to mess up when it's beautiful as is.

All are nice and no problem with the blue instead of a deeper black.

I enjoyed the class and being with everyone. 

As for house cleaning, what's that???  I'm treating myself to a once in a month cleaning girl.  She whizzes through my house and does twice as much in half the time I can and she's a real sweetie.  Less money to spend on art supplies, but then,  I've got quite a stash to work with by now anyway.  I'm enjoying the freedom to spend more time on doing what I like to do. 

Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ncwren on March 17, 2013, 03:34:50 PM
Are you kidding me Sarah?  I love yours-all the focus is on the butterflies...where it should be. :smitten:

Patricia your colors are beautiful. :clap:

Lynn enjoy meeting your relatives-I don't envy the cleaning part.  ;)

I always knew you were a smart lady Lillian!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on March 17, 2013, 03:57:14 PM
How wonderful they are, girls! Wow. Natalie, it's so lovely and the colors are gorgeous.

Patricia....again, the colors are gorgeous...and I love the blue. It makes the other colors pop.

Sarah....I love the background. Don't touch a thing!  They are lovely.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 17, 2013, 04:00:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Sarah, Your butterflies are BEAUTIFUL and Lillian is right, I wouldn't touch a thing.  Your painting has a gentle feel to it.  Really lovely.  Patricia.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 17, 2013, 04:01:41 PM
All the butterflies are beautiful. Dennis is going to be very impressed.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I missed quite a bit, but Jane still shows remnants of sanity, nothing is leaking, and we have water in the kitchen! I'm going to say it was a successful day.  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 17, 2013, 04:14:04 PM
Wow :yippee: I am really impressed with all the painting in so far.
Everyone is a winner - no doubt about that :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now DON'T go fiddling  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 17, 2013, 04:18:36 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for the lovely lesson and for your always positive encouragement.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: lynn p. on March 17, 2013, 04:19:29 PM
Oh Sarah, gorgeous.  I agree with everyone, don't touch a thing.  It looks like an audobon print.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bhavna on March 17, 2013, 05:41:25 PM
wow today so many Butterflies are flying here.......Outstanding paintings :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 17, 2013, 06:19:02 PM
Denise and Roxy.... :coffee: ...waiting...  :popcorn: ...and waiting.  :pullhair: !
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: eftpower1 on March 17, 2013, 06:29:46 PM
Natalie, Patricia and Sarah,

WOW

here is mine

 

The nice thing is that yours are all so much more colorful than mine....the birds will go after yours and leave mine alone   :yippee: :yippee:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 17, 2013, 08:17:30 PM
ok Sarah, before you go pulling out all that long lovely hair of yours.....
Yours is lovely by the way and I agree, leave as is it's perfect and soo pretty. Everyone has done such a terrific job, this was fun and light :)
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Maryna on March 17, 2013, 08:41:37 PM
oh that is just so beautiful everyone  :clap: well done :)
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 18, 2013, 02:37:50 AM
Ah Brian.. the only reason you think your butterflies are not so colourful...is because they are too close to your blinding personage!  :heeha: 8)

Excellent Denise.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 18, 2013, 03:53:06 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Brian and Denise both your paintings are excellent.  I just LOVE the different take on the same painting.  By the way Brian, don't kid yourself,  the birds will just love yours too.  Denise your background is excellent.  Something I struggle with for whatever reason.  Perhaps not wet enough as I get stripes, cauliflowers and blotches of colour.  Anyway, very well done both of you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 18, 2013, 05:06:28 AM
WOW!!!!! You all did a fantastic job on your butterflies.  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 18, 2013, 05:21:36 AM
Brian, I actually think your colors are more cohesive and less opaque. Besides they actually have a background to blend into if a predator comes! :2funny: 
Denise!!!!! That bg is to die for!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 18, 2013, 05:41:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: Great work everyone, in fact excellent work from one and all!!! :clap: :clap:
 
I was there, I watched, I painted and then everything went kerflooie. . . . I'm not used to not being able to turn Dennis on and off. . . .perhaps I should say, stop and start Dennis!
So no matter that he was going slowly, it was way to fast for this rank amateur. . . . Then. . . . .when I was looking at Dennis and not at my table, one small black cat jumped up and walked over my wet paint!!!
That was the end of that. . . .although I was making such a mess of things, she didn't do any real damage! :2funny: :2funny:
I will, however, try again. . . . slowly, very very slowly! So Sarah stop pulling out your poor hair!! :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: grandmapegi on March 18, 2013, 06:19:51 AM
 :clap: wow, so many butterfly's so fast, and so pretty, look's like everybodys is going too fly off the paper! O0 maybe a may's challenge? butterflys a flutter?
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 18, 2013, 06:37:26 AM
Oh dear, Roxy. You and Jennylynn both had disasters!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on March 18, 2013, 07:20:11 AM
   Brian and Denise..... :cheering:         :cheering:
How beautiful.  I love the mauve color, Brian, and your background is great.
Denise...Terrific....I love the colors! It's so great to see such gorgeous colors and changes to the same picture. I think everyone as done a stellar job!!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 18, 2013, 09:23:26 AM
Yep Sarah. . .Jennylynn and I are going down to the Pub to drown our sorrows. . . wanna come aloong?? :beer:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 18, 2013, 09:46:51 AM
Count me in Roxy! For some reason couldn't get anything to print today.  :hammer: Decided to go ahead anyway and draw the flutterbys...not bad. Started to paint background...had to break up a catfight...Laverne and Felix fighting over the christmas/santa bed.  :tickedoff: Got them sorted...background turned into a real mess by the time I got back. Tried sorting it out...not good, but I can work with it. Cats at it again...different feud going on with Oscar and Shirley. While I was gone...Silais, my ever present helpful painting cat, decided a few paw prints would make the painting look more authentic.  :eek: Tried fixing those and you guessed it...humongous cauliflowers  :banghead: Managed to rework a couple of those...passable, all is not lost. Unfortunately got kerfuffled about where I was, painted the flutterby all wrong!   :hang: But wait! Major howling.....back to sort it out, but first give Silais a word to mind himself until I get back.  :faint:   My fault I guess, telling him to keep his paws off was not straight forward enough. He had rolled a wet brush onto the side of the painting and....a lovely elongated cauliflower appeared down one side!  :goofy: I think I'm done for today.

Line 'em up Roxy... I'm a comin'  :run: :beer: :party: :drink2drop:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 18, 2013, 10:30:35 AM
Val. . .  :2funny: :2funny:  I swear I took my eyes off that paper for half a second!!
Anyway, the brews are lined up, the chairs are saved and we're just waiting for you and Sarah and anyone else who feels like letting down their hair or whatever, to come & join us. . . . . . .
We will NOT speak of wayward cats. . . . :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ncwren on March 18, 2013, 11:26:06 AM
 :clap: Brian and Denise!  Now Denise I 'thought' that my background looked like yours until I took a picture of it and saw it online.  :'(   Beautiful job.

Oh Roxy-time for you and Val to lock the cats out on D-Day!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Martina on March 18, 2013, 11:35:04 AM
Wow, all your butterflies are wonderful, so much detail and lovely vibrant and luminous colours.  :clap:   :clap:   :D


I tried to paint along - for the first time -and found it quite difficult. I wasn't sure about the details, I think I missed a reference to look at  ;)
The black went to to dark and the yellow looks a bit muddy. Last but not least I couldn't find a rigger brush in my new studio. Obviously the room is too tidy  :2funny:
I think I will paint the butterflies once more and try to paint the light spots first, as Nolan mentioned during class.
Jennylynn, could you salvage your painting?

And I am looking forward to the next class to try another paint along  ::)

Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 18, 2013, 11:42:56 AM
I think you had better join Val, Roxy, and Jennylynn Martina.  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on March 18, 2013, 11:44:04 AM
hi all beautiful paintings of butterflies by everyone great job  :yippee:   unfortunately couldn't salvage mine  :tickedoff: but never mind, teach me to be more careful  O0  am gonna have another go tomoz, roxy keep those drinks lined up I'm a coming  ;D along with martina lol
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 18, 2013, 12:04:15 PM

Oh Roxy-time for you and Val to lock the cats out on D-Day!

I would. . . . no doors on the studio.!!. . .dear hubby took them off to "give you more room, love"!! :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 18, 2013, 01:55:59 PM
 :thankyou:  so very much to all who commented so kindly on my butterflies.  Your encouragement is always appreciated.  Bless you all.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Lillian on March 18, 2013, 04:07:33 PM
Brian and Denise, your butterflies are very well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap:    :congrats:    :smitten:

It's so interesting to see how different each one's painting is yet all are beautiful.

Jennylynn, Roxy and Val, lots of OOPSes, huh.  Val, too many cats in the mix.

I'll be peeking in to see your butterflies and no more excuses.   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:    :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 18, 2013, 06:16:56 PM
Thank you everyone for your nice comments :)
Natalie, I like your background. I saw the light areas as clouds cleverly placed to nicely hilight your middle butterfly!
I do like the way my background turned out but it went downhill from there. I didn't end up with pretty delicate butterflies....(hmmm ... like yours!)  ::) . I give myself the excuse that "at least I kept up with Dennis!!) although he was going slower than usual! :( ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 19, 2013, 09:46:36 AM
Ok, here is my butterflies that I did after the class. Put some colors in the wrong place, but over all not bad.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 19, 2013, 09:50:21 AM
This is gorgeous Nina!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 19, 2013, 10:22:33 AM
With everyone painting butterflies like this I can't wait to see how you will do with the Sea Turtle Portrait. 8)
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 19, 2013, 10:47:50 AM
Beautiful, Nina! The background detail has definitely added and not detracted from the butterflies because their colors are so intense. Your yellow is quite pleasing in combination with the orange. What colors did you use?
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on March 19, 2013, 10:51:47 AM
   at last  my painting of butterflies, quite pleased with it especially after my disaster sunday night lol
nina great job on your butterflies  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: eftpower1 on March 19, 2013, 02:54:40 PM
 
Trying to post using my tablet. Jennylynn and nina.  Your painting where worth waiting for i sure wuld not be concerned about the colr. Wow to you both.   

And for cats, mine sits on my shoulder, reaching for my brus sAying.  Give me that brush, ill show you what dennis is trying ti teach you!!!?
Brian

DJennylyn and
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bhavna on March 19, 2013, 03:07:37 PM
Beautiful painting Nina :clap: :clap: :flowers:
Well done Jennylynn O0 :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2013, 03:34:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Nina and Jennylynn, Your butterflies are absolutely gorgeous.


Nina, your background is really eye catching. 


Jennylynn your painting is very neatly done and with beautiful colours too. 


You both did an awesome job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 19, 2013, 03:55:08 PM
This painting was done by wshortstuff. It wouldn't post right this morning. I was able to edit with my iPad.


Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: eftpower1 on March 19, 2013, 04:22:23 PM

Sara, luck I can type on this thing, let alone edit any ting :-X

Short stuff, very nice job lovethe background color
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 19, 2013, 05:33:16 PM
 :thankyou:  Denise,  :thankyou: Dennis,  :thankyou: Jennylynn,  :thankyou: Brian,  :thankyou: Bhavna,  :thankyou: Patricia. You always bless me.
 :thankyou:  Sarah, The yellow I think I used was lemon yellow,  :-\   :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: thebryce on March 19, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
My laptop lost the signal while I was on a trip I could not stay logged in. I need to catch the replay.  This is one I wanted to see badly!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on March 19, 2013, 11:07:42 PM
 :thankyou:   everyone  O0   brian love your butterflies they really pop off the page  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 20, 2013, 03:56:06 AM
Sarah thank you for ALWAYS coming to the rescue. 


 :clap: :clap:  wShortstuff, your butterflies are lovely. My only comment would be that the orange butterfly should be lightened as it is lost on the plant but otherwise, I think it is charming.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 20, 2013, 08:52:29 AM
 :twothumbs:  for everybody you ALL did fantastic butterflies!!
Here is my second attempt, minus the cat tracks . . . .  :2funny:
Made a few mistakes and a couple of times my brush took off on it's own!! But otherwise, I'm not too unhappy with this one.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 20, 2013, 09:08:19 AM
 :clap: Jennylynn, Shortstuff, Sarah and Roxy - VERY NICE!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 20, 2013, 09:36:03 AM
ROXY awesome job.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 20, 2013, 09:51:55 AM
Yup, Roxy. There it is!!! Nice darks. Like the color. And the purple in the flower provides great contrast. That's a keeper. :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on March 20, 2013, 10:41:59 AM
woow  roxy brilliant job, love the clean crisp colours waaayy!!!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on March 20, 2013, 11:36:27 AM
Gee...these were really worth waiting for.  Terrific job, girls n shortstuff.  They are all so beautiful and unique. Well done, gang!!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 20, 2013, 12:06:04 PM
Thank you all so very much for the kind words!! You make me feel so good. . . . thank you!  :) :blush: ;D
Thank You too Dennis, for having the patience to show how it's done. Probably at a time when you might have wished to be home unpacking!!
I hope I have pleased you with this attempt.
 
I think everyone's butterflies turned out really, really well there's not a dud in the bunch!
No cat tracks or spills or any other disasters this time around. . . . . yippee!!  :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 20, 2013, 01:20:26 PM
Roxy, a BEAUTIFUL  :painting: .  It is soooo NEAT and tidy looking.  Really lovely.  Congratulations.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2013, 02:19:19 PM
Roxy, there is not a single one that I can really find any technical faults in.  :yippee:

I don't judge a beginner against an accomplished artist. I look at each one's abilities and judge accordingly. I found out years ago that encouragement and to criticise constructively is the best way to get quality fast.

Yep, I'm still in the throes of unpacking, but that does not stop me from giving you all the best that I am able to give. It is just that all the PDFs will have to wait for a while - sorry about that.


Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: doina on March 20, 2013, 04:54:16 PM
I have a problem with wet-on wet technique! When I apply the color to the wetted paper, the pigments are atracted to some area, and it looks like the paper is felted. What I am doing wrong? I am using to much water to wet the paper? Is the way I hold the brush?  ??? :confused: :help: I am using Strathmore 300 class, 140lbs, cold press, heavy weight. This is the one available in my area. My paint is Grumbacher - tubes-, and the brush is #10 Royal (I do not have a 12 for the moment). Thanks for any advise, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2013, 05:50:31 PM
It is difficult to always explain in writing what should actually be demonstrated live. I see quite a lot are struggling with this very same issue.

I've made a note in my diary to do another live practical demo on how to apply paint dry and wet paper and the techniques that go with it. I will announce the date at a later stage.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: doina on March 20, 2013, 05:55:27 PM
 :thankyou: thank you, Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: lynn p. on March 20, 2013, 06:05:47 PM
Guys, these are some of the most beautiful watercolor paintings I have seen.  You can feel the love of doing them in each.  Great, great job.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: May lynn on March 20, 2013, 06:24:27 PM
Dear NHC50:
I like your butterflies very much particularly the way you texured the
bottom half of the green background.  The difference in tone gave the
painting a sense of depth.  I paint mine last night but, now that I've seen
the effects of your background I'll have another go at  painting it again.
Up to now I have been following along with the replays afraid to
add or take away from the basic lesson.  Thanks for the inspiration.
Great job!
May lynn
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ncwren on March 21, 2013, 04:07:13 AM
Nina-I love what you did with your background!  :smitten:

Jennylynn, Brian, WS and Roxy-fantastic!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 21, 2013, 05:30:50 AM
Thank you Mary Lynn,
It makes me feel good that I inspire others with my work. I never knew how to paint in watercolors until I came to Paint Basket. I have always used acrylics. Now it is hard for me to go back to them. Sometimes we have to come out of our comfort zone to learn. We just have to remember it is only a piece of paper wth some color on it. So what if you make a mistake, do it again. Remember just have fun.  :1hug:
Thank you Natalie.   ;)
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 21, 2013, 08:07:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well said, Nina and very good advice.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: grandmapegi on March 21, 2013, 08:45:50 AM
i got them done
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2013, 10:01:04 AM
Pegi, another lovely painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 21, 2013, 10:18:25 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice painting Pegi.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Martina on March 21, 2013, 10:43:13 AM
Nina, Jennylynn, Shortstuff, Sarah, Roxy and Pegi all your butterflies are wonderful.
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
It is so amazing to see all the different interpretations of the subject! Pegi I like your idea of the background. It looks like all the butterflies are there gathered in a small area of gras and plants.  :flowers:

I did mine with the sky as background and to me it looks as if the butterflies were a bit too big.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Martina on March 21, 2013, 10:50:04 AM
This is my second attempt...


P.S. I am sorry for flooding the forum with all my old drawings and paintings, but all the pictures in my albums got lost and I wanted to re-load them...
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 21, 2013, 10:55:48 AM
You've done some wonderful things with your butterfly painting, Martina. The orange bf pops against the purple flower. And I love the yellow work in both the large and small bf. Perfect! The deeper green bg also offsets the darkness of the darks well. Congratulations!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2013, 02:45:38 PM
Martina, excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bhavna on March 21, 2013, 04:59:27 PM
Well done Martina :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Denise808 on March 21, 2013, 06:30:50 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bev S. on March 21, 2013, 11:53:43 PM
 :twothumbs: :twothumbs: Regardez tous les papillons magnifiques! All of them just beautifully done!!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 22, 2013, 04:21:36 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely Martina. An excellent job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 22, 2013, 06:20:32 AM
 :clap: Looking forward to seeing it.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 22, 2013, 11:13:47 AM
Soon you will have a butterfly painting done Doina. This 'sky' background is very pretty!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bhavna on March 22, 2013, 07:07:25 PM

Here is my Butterflies :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 22, 2013, 07:52:11 PM
 :clap: Wow! very pretty Bhavna :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 23, 2013, 02:30:26 AM
Very well done Bhavna  O0

I can see I will have to start over. All the 'fixing' in the world isn't helping this one!  :2funny: I will have to make sure I shut my artisticat out in the hall from now on....what's a few claw marks in the door?  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 23, 2013, 05:19:32 AM
Bhavna awesome job.  O0 O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: doina on March 23, 2013, 05:22:55 AM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful work Patricia, Martina and Bhavna!!! :clap: :clap: How interesting it is! There was one painting to be done, and look at the results! Envery one is beautiful and everyone is different from the original picture! What individual interpretation does to to a piece of art! Love it! :smitten: :smitten: Doina

P.S. I am tracing the Sea Turtle for tomorrow class. See you all there!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 23, 2013, 06:01:05 AM
Lovely Bhavna! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2013, 06:14:05 AM
 :thankyou:  Doina for your kind comments.  I too, find it so exciting to see everyone's interpretation of the same subject.  It never fails to amaze me.  Just proves that we all see/think differently which is refreshing in art.
See you in the "Turtle" class tomorrow.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: doina on March 23, 2013, 08:59:48 AM
Well, after having some problems :sweat: with wet-on-wet, finaly I am ready to post my work. The problem with wet-on-wet technique was three fold:
1 - my inexperience with this technique  ???
2 - the wrong paper - it was to fine. I changed to a corser surface and it worked;  O0
3 - the wrong brush;  :whistle:
After watching Dennis class over and over, and after 3 unsuccesfull backgrounds, here I am. I am so happy that I have found this place! I can watch the tutorials over and over, :knuppel2: until it sinks in this square head!
Well, I am glad that I can learn so much in one class  :yippee: Doina :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bev S. on March 23, 2013, 10:47:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nice work, Doina really nice!! 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: thebryce on March 23, 2013, 05:29:03 PM
 
Over worked
Over worked
I am so glad to have been able to attempt Butterflies. As many of you know from past comments they are a subject I want to paint more.  Also the ability to take pictures of Butterflies and simplify them into an action packed water color painting is quite a skill by its self, Dennis. I need to focus on allowing myself to see something and simplify it.    Awesome job everyone, I hope I can get to your stature soon!  I have a way to go, but in a year I should be a pretty fair colorist.

 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2013, 05:43:55 PM
Bhavna and Doina, beautiful butterflies :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thebryce, Your butterflies are good  :clap: :clap: :clap: Would have looked very much better if you had kept to the light background. I chose the light background so that the darker coloured butterflies would stand out.

When subjects start to err to the same tonal range they tend to disappear into each other. It is important to take note of this.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: doina on March 23, 2013, 05:52:35 PM
Thank you for the nice comments Roxy  :blush: Dennis, I really appreciate your evaluation. Thank you for these great classes, Doina  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: thebryce on March 23, 2013, 06:05:57 PM
The entire painting should not be the same tonal value?   Owch! That is  obviously my problem.  I do everything in 1 or 2  total ranges and just use the complementary and/or their grey colors to help things stick out more. I have yet to master the understanding of how to mix paint properly and paint proper tonal ranges.    I see how to do it when I see you do it but I can't figure how to match it when I am on my own trying a day of water color art. In pencil I can see tonal value but watercolor mixing is so different than pressing harder on a pencil or using a darker tonal range in pencil by just reading the lable. Pencil is just black and grey used with the white of the paper, water color, even "no10" versions require mixing anf that is like baking. I do not make cookies very well either.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ImBatman on March 23, 2013, 11:25:38 PM
Hello everybody

Here are my efforts at Lesson 54 - Painting Butterflies.

There are worse ways to spend a steamy Sunday arvo than doing another watercolours tutorial lesson.

Let me know what you think.

Lesson 54 - Batman's Butterflies
Lesson 54 - Batman's Butterflies

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on March 24, 2013, 12:28:50 AM
batman love it  O0 love your background with the grasses, great job on butterflies too  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on March 24, 2013, 12:59:19 AM
Batman, lovely painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just add a shadow under the main butterflies abdomen to give it roundness and volume O0
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 24, 2013, 03:40:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina, lovely, lovely butterflies.  So happy that you found your problem and corrected it. Exciting isn't it?




Bryce, I would agree with Dennis about your background which detracts from your beautiful butterflies.




Batman, Gorgeous butterflies, bright, bold and "happy" painting.  Lovely job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ImBatman on March 24, 2013, 09:51:34 AM
 :thankyou: jennylynn, Dennis and Patricia.

I think I get what you mean Dennis - I have darkened up the left-hand side of the orange butterfly where the wing meets the abdomen. I will upload the newer one a bit later this morning.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Martina on March 24, 2013, 10:13:14 AM
 :thankyou: all so much for your friendly comments on my butterflies  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Martina on March 24, 2013, 10:17:02 AM
Bhavna, Doina and Batman, your butterflies are wonderful  :clap: and I also like the background. I think especially the flower is also very beautiful.  :yippee:

Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ImBatman on March 24, 2013, 12:13:09 PM
 :thankyou: Martina. I didn't go for the ultra smooth green Dennis did. He said about simulating foliage in the background or something like that. And I just thought that a rougher background for the green made more sense.

I've now updated to the image with the extra shadow on the body of the orange butterfly.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 24, 2013, 05:36:47 PM
Nice Doina and Batman. Bryce your two small butterflies are well executed. Both keepers!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bhavna on March 25, 2013, 05:04:49 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on March 25, 2013, 11:08:47 AM
Was there a colored picture of the butterflies on line here?  I couldn't find it anywhere.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: thebryce on March 25, 2013, 12:55:27 PM
You will have to pause the replay for now because the butterflies are cut out and placed in Dennis imaginary style.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 25, 2013, 04:29:20 PM
Well.... I decided I just had to finish salvaging my poor flutterbies.  :eek: I've patched up as much as I can, just have to finish the last butterfly, and then.....I'll post it. Don't be expecting any miracles here guys...but it is good for a chuckle!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: eftpower1 on March 25, 2013, 06:00:13 PM
What a treat to see the new postings... :clap: :clap:   Not a ratty old moth in the whole sky full!!
brian
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on March 25, 2013, 06:12:07 PM
 :thankyou:  Martina,
Martina I think your butterflies are beautiful.  :clap: :clap:
Doina good job.  O0 O0
Bryce and Batman good job also.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Red1 on March 27, 2013, 12:08:34 AM
Finally back to painting.  Here's my rendition of the Butterfly lesson.  Hope you like it.  THe large butterfly is a little on the leggy side. 

Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 27, 2013, 12:59:16 AM
 :twothumbs: such happy colors! :clap:  and very nicely done :)
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 27, 2013, 02:12:23 AM
Ok, so.... here is the attempted 'repaired' butterfly.  :eek:   I decided I'll just do another one later. Got rid of the pawprints, managed to cover his glorious cauliflower (much better than mine  :envy: ), might have to give him my crown!  ;D

Here is the 'Artisticat' otherwise known as 'culprit' checking out our next adventure....
  I don't see it     
  Sure is taking its time     
  Looks like a turtle
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Bhavna on March 27, 2013, 03:21:00 AM
Super like your painting Red and Val :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on March 27, 2013, 04:16:15 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Very nice paintings Red and Val.  I love the different twist and colours of them.  Good for both of you. Just loved the Artisticat Val.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Lillian on March 27, 2013, 04:59:16 AM
Great job painting butterflies, everybody!   :clap: :clap: :clap:    O0 :smitten: :1hug:

Val, if I had a darling kitty around, I'd never get any painting done and it wouldn't be the cat's fault.  I just couldn't resist playing, petting and cuddling with Kitty.   :2funny:   

Your Atisticat/Culprit is a curious cutie!   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: lynn p. on March 27, 2013, 04:59:51 AM
Wow Red, love the multicolored background.  It really stands out.  Val, your carribean colors are so perfect.  Very happy and vibrant!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 27, 2013, 05:43:13 AM
Well you three--Red, Val, and Aristocat--your butterflies are a breath of spring air. Thank goodness! Are you sure you are going to be able to go back to painting without your assistant, Val? Very cute. He seems to be enjoying this new activity. Red it is interesting how you managed to bring out the colors used in several different areas. It looks like a soft focus garden. Nice interpretation.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 27, 2013, 06:11:41 AM
Definately going to lock him out when I do the turtle. He can rattle the door all he likes...I have earplugs I bought when my sister bought tickets for a country music concert. Just not a big fan....   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: thebryce on March 27, 2013, 06:46:37 AM
Red, did you put salt on the flower to make it texturized? Whatever you did, I like it!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Red1 on March 27, 2013, 08:14:47 AM
Val, love your butterflies.  The colors really pop.  Love your cat also.  Cats are so inquisitive.  Bryce, on the flower, I did not use salt.  I did it in layers.  I laid down a light blue (Cerulean), and while just damp, I dabbed on some ultramarine.  I let it dry a little more, then I dabbed on some darker blue mix and some purple.

Thanks to all for the comments.  I hope to get some more painted before my springbreak ends.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on March 27, 2013, 09:11:59 AM
Val, your paiting is very pretty!! And your little "culprit"? super adorable! :smitten:
I tried looking for culprit cauliflowers but I see none, must be a good repair job ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: eftpower1 on March 27, 2013, 09:14:15 AM
 :knuppel2:Red1
Sarah said it well, wonderfuly creative background...lmpresive!!

Val re:our butterflys....you qalify as wildlife rehabbilitator!!!

Sorry you missed sundays class. Myartistic cat sent you a message...(the claw marks still have not healed from when she demanded I let her message you via "chat")  she said that if you do ot accept your cats artistic help....ever cat in eastern ontario will be at your door step. She aso said that if I did not deliver this message....... :knuppel2:
Brian :-\
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on March 27, 2013, 12:59:31 PM
Brian...  :2funny: :2funny: So sorry...looks like you may be in for a rough go! Actually when I leave here, I'm really going to miss him.  :'(

Trust me guys...there were a pile of quite spectacular cauliflowers! Not to mention the paw prints  :heeha: That's why the center butterfly's body looks like an upside down dragonfly!  :D   He has serious takeoff problems!  :flight: :2funny:

Thanks for your kindly restrained comments.  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ncwren on April 01, 2013, 09:27:06 AM
 :clap: :clap: Val and Red!  Cute mischief maker you have in your midst Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dixielee on April 10, 2013, 12:03:38 PM
Where can I find the replay of this class??
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on June 03, 2013, 06:22:03 PM
I have new paints....(good ones) and I know what Dennis means when he says "Just a touch" of color!!  I'm learning!  My pic has much more color than the painting, and I have lightened the leaves and flower.


Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: mark on June 03, 2013, 06:24:52 PM
Nice painting Tousabella! I particularly like the butterfly in the top right.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on June 03, 2013, 10:03:09 PM
Well done, Retta. Magnificient :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on June 04, 2013, 04:22:00 AM
 :heeha:   Bella! Awesome!  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jrhall036 on June 04, 2013, 04:33:02 AM
Beautiful, Retta!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on June 04, 2013, 09:54:25 AM
Beautiful Retta! Such an interesting, pretty background to go with it too :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Tousabella on June 04, 2013, 01:12:12 PM
Thank you all.....I sure appreciate it.  Since I've "lost my baseball mitt", I've been trying to do 'catch up'. No....I don't hurry....that's when I really screw up!  :2funny:   I'm just pluggin along, and learning as I go.  Dennis will have to go on another holiday for me to be at the class number to paint!!  LOL 
Thanks, again. Really enjoyed the painting.  Workin on a Big Bird Parrot now!  LOL


Somehow I'm not in order, either.  Oh well......Real paints, workable right hand....what else can I ask for. 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on June 05, 2013, 04:44:50 AM
Hey Bella, Very nice!!!  O0 O0 :clap: :clap: It does make a difference when you have quality paints. You will fine that it does not take much paint, and they will go a long way. Glad to hear your mitt is off.  :1hug:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on June 05, 2013, 05:33:39 AM
Bella, I'm so 'out of order' I'll be  :ban: banned from the classroom!  :2funny: I keep promising myself I'll go back and follow all of my missing lessons 'in order' ..... well, we know how that goes!  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: njnjgirl on August 28, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
Everyone did such a wonderful job on their butterflies.  Bravo! :congrats: 
 
Here is my addition:
 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on August 28, 2013, 04:26:14 PM
Beautiful Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:    As I was going upriver this morning, there were hundreds of butterflies that looked much like the one in the top right corner of your painting. Had to slow the dinghy so I wouldn't hit any of them! I think it was about two weeks ago we had a hatching of a different butterfly, light yellows and greens... it looked like it was snowing butterflies!  :heeha:

I'll be posting some from our trip soon.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: njnjgirl on August 28, 2013, 04:32:23 PM
Thanks Val!  Oh, so many butterflies!  How amazing.  They do migrate, it really is quite something as Dennis mentioned in the lesson.  The monarch travels from Canada to Mexico on those fragile wings!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Fencepost on August 28, 2013, 04:36:19 PM
Really lovely, Mary Lou.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 28, 2013, 06:19:20 PM
Mary Lou,  Wow, such intricate work on the butterflies.  Nice colors, too. 

Are the leaves of that plant supposed to be that pale?  I am always on the lookout for gray leaves for a gray-green garden that I hope to plant some day.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on August 28, 2013, 06:43:28 PM
Mary Lou, I can't fault the painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done O0
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: thebryce on August 28, 2013, 07:25:30 PM
Well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Denise808 on August 28, 2013, 11:28:05 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done Mary Lou!, very pretty :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jennylynn on August 29, 2013, 12:18:08 AM
excellent mary-lou faultless  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: njnjgirl on August 29, 2013, 02:22:17 AM
 :thankyou: Judie, Mea, Dennis, Bryce, Denise and Jennylynn!  I really appreciate it :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: MSWcrane on August 29, 2013, 07:27:50 AM
Mary Lou, Wonderful Job on the Butterflies  :smitten:

The orange one appears to be a 'Gulf Fritillary'
The one flying in should be a 'Giant Swallowtail'
Not sure about the one on the top of the flower, is it a 'Red-Spotted Purple'?
Can anyone ID that last one for me?

I love your  :painting: Mary Lou   :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Ray3 on August 29, 2013, 07:38:37 AM
Beautifully painted Mary Lou  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: jrhall036 on August 29, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
How lovely, Mary Lou!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: NHC50 on August 29, 2013, 01:09:36 PM
Why Mary Lou you did a fantastic job.  O0 O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: njnjgirl on August 29, 2013, 01:11:19 PM
Thank you Sue, Ray, Jani and Nina :flowers: Sorry Sue I can't identify them for you.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 24, 2014, 12:34:29 PM

Finally got around to painting the butterflies lesson! They've never been my favorite creature. I had a roommate at college that was so gaga over butterflies. She had them on her clothes, her bedding - even had dead ones in frames that she put on the walls! I got very tired of butterflies that year.  That being said, they are beautiful and I appreciated the lesson...
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 24, 2014, 01:17:11 PM
Sharon,

Another great painting from our best-selling artist!

You do such good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on July 24, 2014, 02:06:36 PM
Sharon, :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: sally13 on July 24, 2014, 03:16:09 PM
Beautiful Sharon. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Danielle123 on July 24, 2014, 03:37:13 PM
This is absolutly beautifull Sharon.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: ncwren on July 24, 2014, 04:33:15 PM
 :clap:  Nice work Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on July 24, 2014, 08:44:39 PM
 :thankyou: Mea, Dennis, Danielle and Natalie! The more I look at this painting the more I like it!
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: IlincaotGramesti on October 13, 2014, 11:10:50 AM

Any comment, positive or negative is welcomed.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Danielle123 on October 13, 2014, 06:48:46 PM
Nice butterflies  Ilinca  :clap: :clap: :clap:.  You may want to add a bit if tonal value to the flower a bit darker on the bottom. 
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Annie. on July 27, 2017, 02:50:25 PM
Long time since I had few hours to do a WC lessons.

Thank you Dennis. As usual I learned a lot and had a good and peaceful time.

Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2017, 04:16:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Annie, this is beautiful.  So pleased to see that you have had some time to yourself and that you put it to good use by painting.     Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Annie. on July 28, 2017, 04:22:54 AM
Thank you Patricia.

I was just looking at all the other butterflies painting from 2013 and 2014... you, Val, and the gang.  All were beautiful, but you have all come such a long way.  This is very encouraging for me.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Happychappy on July 28, 2017, 04:32:42 AM
 :thankyou:  Annie, I could not even remember doing that lesson. However, it is so interesting to look back on past lessons and to see the improvement in ones work. 


Anyway, I loved your rendition for it is clear and so neatly painted.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 28, 2017, 08:33:26 AM
Very pretty, Annie.  Restful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Val on July 28, 2017, 11:46:25 AM
 :eek: Oh my does this bring back memories!  :2funny:

Beautifully painted and soooo neat and clean Annie.  O0   (not a paw print in sight!  :2funny: )

                                                                        :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Annie. on July 28, 2017, 05:39:31 PM
Thank you Mea and Val.  I did snoop at yours... way back.

Amazing almost 3 years since last posting.  I suspect many PB members don't post their work.. what a shame!  They don't know what they miss.
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: dennis on July 29, 2017, 08:27:28 PM
Ilinca, well done  :clap: :clap: :clap: Love the butterflies. If you add more contrast to the orange butterfly and the flower you will see a huge difference  O0

Well done, too, Annie  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: KathyKuz on August 26, 2017, 01:32:25 PM
Annie: Your butterflies look great.  Nice colors.  I would have added some highlights on the flower. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #54 - Painting Butterflies
Post by: Annie. on September 03, 2017, 05:16:51 AM
Thank you Kathy.  I agree more highlight would make it better.

I looked at the painting it may be difficult to lift.  Planning mistake, I over did the pink and lost the highlights.  Now I will remember, thank you.