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Title: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: dennis on November 29, 2013, 02:15:52 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson85-day-lilies-template.pdf (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson85-day-lilies-template.pdf)

PS. Have the two templates ready just in case the first painting finishes early.
      Only a few basic pastels will be required for this lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on November 29, 2013, 03:09:40 PM
I am so Excited!!!!.  Just won a bid on ebay for vintage Grumbacher soft pastels and wood box.  Also was able to get some older sennelier pastels so am set.  I sure hope the old Grumbachers still work.  I read that they have so little binder that they hold up for years (I think these are maybe 45 to 50 years old) but most were never used.  It is a very incomplete Renoir set which orignially had 180 pastels and now has about 80.  Cheaper for me than buying a set of 30 new. I loved the fact that the old names really reflect the pigments in them like Rose Madder Lake and Carmine, Verdigris, Cad Orange etc rather than renamed like some of the newer ones seem to be. Can't wait for them to arrive.  Will have to listen on Sunday as I won't have them yet.  Dennis, what kind of paper do we use on Sunday, just regular watercolor paper?
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on November 29, 2013, 05:24:47 PM
I have small confiusion...Are we going to use water color paper or pastel  paper?
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: ImBatman on November 30, 2013, 02:18:02 AM
It's just a continuation of the Watercolours Bhavna so just use your regular Watercolours paper. From what I have seen of Pastels paper, I imagine it would buckle like crazy. Well the stuff I have seen is pretty thin anyway - wouldn't take water very well...

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: JayJ on November 30, 2013, 04:23:27 AM
I went to get some watercolor paper.I can  only find either cold pressed "fine" grain or just "rough" which not cold pressed.Dont know which is a better option as in the list of materials in water colour classes Dennis says cold pressed "rough" paper :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 04:28:35 AM
Zayn, I have used cold press (cp) for the whole w/c course. I'll be using it for the pastels as well. So don't panic!  :goofy:     :2funny:      :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: JayJ on November 30, 2013, 04:33:12 AM
Yes Val ....but does the grain matter if it is rough or fine?
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 05:10:48 AM
Cold press is pretty much a middle of the road texture, which is why I went with it. I had to buy a large supply so needed a good 'all purpose" paper. The rough does give more hills and valleys to trap more pigment and give the look of more texture, but for me the cp does a good job. I get nice textures, and also quite good for fine detail. More a matter of preference I suppose.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: JayJ on November 30, 2013, 11:47:07 AM
Thanks Val!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: BeaSue on November 30, 2013, 01:02:07 PM
Okay. So "they" say that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask, right?  :nosey:

I have signed up for the live WC/pastel class (Day lilies) and have received the e-mail. It has been a long time since I have taken a live class, and even though I won't be able to tune in for the entire class, I will have an opportunity to catch the first part. Do I have to log out as me and then log in again?  :confused:

Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on November 30, 2013, 01:18:33 PM
 :wave: Hey Susan, you just log in as usual, click on the blue watch PB tv now, and it will take you to the countdown page. Just sit back and wait for the lesson to start. Easy eh?  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: BeaSue on November 30, 2013, 01:40:01 PM
Thanks, Val. Easy-peasy. Wish I could stay for the whole lesson, but I'm in a singing group, and tomorrow afternoon is when we perform our Christmas program...the release of our Christmas CD, too.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 30, 2013, 02:31:06 PM
Wow, BeaSue, you're a singer as well as a painter.  And with a CD!

Wonderful.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Alice L Lemke on November 30, 2013, 05:35:22 PM
I will be using my set of Holbein semi-hard pastels that I got when I was 13. Don't ask me how old they are, but I know they still work fine. The new Holbein are square, but are essentially the same.



Alice
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Zilpa on November 30, 2013, 11:16:26 PM
I will set the alarm this time, I slept in last week. :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 01, 2013, 01:02:23 PM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, a very interesting lesson but I made a mess of mine by going out of the lines horribly and will now wait for the replay to redo it.  Also had quite a bit of computer problems in that you were cutting out and I never even heard what you said in the end for I could just see the picture.  Nevertheless, we have the replay to hear everything we need to hear.  Thanks again Dennis. 
 
Patricia 
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Alice L Lemke on December 01, 2013, 01:04:26 PM
Great class!  This was fun and I actually finished.  Yay!


I had to show those pastels who was boss.  I also found I'm missing a lot of colors and quite a few broke into tiny little slivers. Keeping a bit of fine sandpaper next to my paper is key to keeping them and the paper stomp clean and sharpened.  Now to clean up the mess... 
Final after tweeking
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: jennylynn on December 01, 2013, 01:06:17 PM
  well finished mine bit of a mess  :2funny:   
alice great job on yours  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Maryna on December 01, 2013, 01:22:30 PM
Here is my paint along.


My pastels is suppose to be soft, but it is very dusty. Will have to get some others. I didn't want to blend in very well.

It was a very fun class, I really enjoyed it a lot. Thank you Dennis.

 :heeha:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Lillian on December 01, 2013, 01:22:39 PM
Alice and Jennylynn, well done!!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


I really enjoyed the class today.  I've been away so long, it was like coming home!   :)


I'll never get caught up with what all has been going on here.  Jennylynn, I just saw where your son was having some health problems.  I pray he is ok now.  Sorry for not checking in more often.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Lillian on December 01, 2013, 01:23:49 PM
Very nice, Maryna!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Bhavna on December 01, 2013, 01:25:10 PM
here is my paint along Lilies :)


Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Maryna on December 01, 2013, 01:27:44 PM
Wow well done everyone!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 01:27:56 PM
Oh.... you are just so not ready for this ...  :faint:     :2funny:

I had to do some serious cleaning up before I could touch anything!

Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Lillian on December 01, 2013, 01:31:41 PM
Fantastic work, Bhavna!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Val, considering the circumstances, you did a wonderful job on your daylily!  It was like you were doing this blindfolded!  You are amazing!  I think all you need to do now is to put in the stamens and you'll have a masterpiece!
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: doina on December 01, 2013, 01:34:28 PM
Beautiful paintings!! Congratulations  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 01:36:04 PM
I would just like to thank those who directed me along, without whom I would just be sitting in a pile of albeit colourful, dust! I missed an awful lot, but between you guys and the odd glimpse of Dennis' painting avery 7 min. or so...I don't think it's too terribly bad.  :whistle: It ain't good mind you, but it was great fun. Haven't laughed so hard in a while.  :2funny:   Thank you all for that. I really needed it.  :hug:

I'm getting pretty good at this....turned out a lot better than the weathered wood and brick!  :2funny:

Can't wait to see the replay and see what I missed.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 01:41:58 PM
How did you guys keep it all so neat?!  :heeha: These are all seriously excellent attempts.  O0 I stand in awe.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 01, 2013, 01:52:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  to all of you who finished and did some beautiful work. Alice, Jennylynn, Maryna, Bhavna and Val you all did fine painting and I admire you all.  I will submit mine when I watch the replay.  Made an awful mess of my green leaves.  Anyway,  I am proud of you all.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on December 01, 2013, 02:07:41 PM
Well here is mine. Not bad considering I have never used pastels. But upset because of the cauliflowers. That will teach me not to leave puddles.  :2funny:
Great class until Dennis started rapping. Then couldn't understand a word he was saying.  :2funny: :2funny:
Alice, Jennylynn, Val, Bhavna, Maryna, Awesome job.  O0 O0 O0 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Nina  :flowers: HAD A BLAST!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 02:17:30 PM
Excellent job Nina  O0 I actually remembered to lift out the puddles...it really works! Makes a switch for Dennis to have caulies and I didn't!  :2funny: Really though, the only one I find a bit bothersome is the one at the top of the flower. The others just seem part of the background. You even got the colours in their proper spots! I am going to have an incredibly l-o-n-g learning curve here.

Super job Nina.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on December 01, 2013, 02:22:57 PM
Wow guys, wonderful work and not many smudges.  I look like pig pen.  How did Dennis stay so clean.  I'll bet his clothes are arranged by color in his closet :) :) .  Great class Dennis. Well, I copied the wrong flower so ended up doing both, rather badly and out of the lines.  My pastels are so soft they just crumble in my hands but I noticed that those little pieces are quite useful and have good edges!


Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 01, 2013, 02:25:46 PM
Great job everyone.
Question: I joined in for the last hour--did Dennis use any masking fluid? I will be using only watercolors on mine. I cannot use pastels without using a mask and that is no fun. (COPD)
I will wait for the replay but wanted to get a head start on the masking.

 :thankyou: my friends the  :painting:

Carol
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Alice L Lemke on December 01, 2013, 03:00:13 PM
No masking for this unless you want to, Carol - it wasn't too hard to paint around.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on December 01, 2013, 03:07:28 PM
Awesome work, ladies!!! They are all beautiful! Fantastic for paint-a-longs!!!! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: BeaSue on December 01, 2013, 04:19:27 PM
Peeps! I am so impressed by all of your day lilies. So sorry I had to leave the class so early. I am very much looking forward to the replay.

Our Christmas (CDS release) concert was a great success with standing room only.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Lidiya on December 01, 2013, 04:21:16 PM

Hello, everybody, :wave:

This is my first try to paint along. Enjoyed the class very much. :smitten: In the beginning, I  wasn't totally satisfied with my background, so I decided to correct it with pastels. The final image pleasantly surprised me. Looking forward to more pastel lessons.

Thank you very much Dennis for such a wonderful class. :clap:

Great job everyone. :smitten:

All the best.  :flowers:
Lidiya
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 01, 2013, 04:29:02 PM
Wow... nicely done Lidiya  :clap: :clap: :clap: The paint-a-longs are great fun aren't they?
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 01, 2013, 05:06:56 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Nina, Lynn and Lidiya, You all did wonderful work.  Your background turned out very well with the pastels Lidiya.  Good job.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Maryna on December 01, 2013, 09:57:12 PM
Dennis, how do I protect my painting at this stage before I have fixative (still need to get) I really don't want it smudging all over.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: erika on December 01, 2013, 09:59:31 PM
I enjoyed this so much - being part of the Paint Basket live class environment yet again.  I learnt that I'm not the tidy worker when it comes to pastels and I have a LOT to learn!  Couldn't I rather use oil pastels on the w/c Dennis? I really had an immense battle with the dust LOL cleaning my desk, computer, hands, keyboard and everything in a meter radius afterwards! Practice needed... also because I found that having lost the definition in my drawing I automatically went for the pen and put the lines back.. sorry Dennis.  Not sticking to the rules and learning the technique..  Anyway, here's my paint-along  :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: JayJ on December 01, 2013, 10:59:06 PM
Great work everyone!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Maryna on December 02, 2013, 02:50:39 AM
Here is the 2nd Lilly.

Ok it is no secret that I need a lot of practise on using pastels, but I believe with Dennis's classes next year we all will be able to master it.

Pastel you will not defeat me  :2funny:

Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2013, 04:35:24 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Erika, nice job.  The outlining defines the day lily beautifully.  That is what happened to my painting, I lost all the lines and everything was mish-mashed together into one big blob.  I am going to have another go at it for as Maryna said "Pastels are not going to defeat me" either!!


Nice work on your second Lily Maryna.  Patricia




Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: jillh on December 02, 2013, 06:35:39 AM
What a fantastic job you ladies did on the day lily.  I am sorry that I missed the lesson and am looking forward to the replay.  I learned how addicted I am to PB when I attempted to log in on my iPhone during my granddaughters birthday party.  Unfortunately had lousy wifi:)
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2013, 06:54:02 AM
Thanks everybody. Much appreciated. The only question I have is how do you make pastels look more virbrant? To me they look dull. Any ideas?

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on December 02, 2013, 10:17:57 AM
Funny Nina as I was thinking the opposite, admiring your naturalistic colors. Mine are very bright and soft, maybe too soft(sennelier). I think the key will be to acquire a value range of some colors that are used after (maybe 4 to 5 values). My understanding is that the expensive pastels are almost pure pigment and very little binder.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2013, 11:54:08 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:  leave it up to me to ask a dumb question Lynn. It might be the way you say. But I have like 4 layers on that flower. Now it may be the pastel I have. I got them at hobby lobby a long time ago. The brand is Gallery artist soft pastels. But I found that when I applied them they left lines that was hard to blend. So I just kept adding color. So maybe I did to much.  :-\  I have seen pastel paintings that looked so vibrant. It was as if you could go up to the painting and pick that flower off the canvas.
Don't miss understand I know it will take time.  :banghead:
Nina  :flowers:   
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2013, 11:28:36 AM
After making a mess of my paint-a-long, I redid the lesson by trying to remember the colours etc.  It would seem that I am going to need a heck of a lot of lessons to master the pastels but it should be an interesting exercise.  Your comments/critiques are always gratefully received.  Thanks, Patricia
 
 
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: BeaSue on December 03, 2013, 12:17:18 PM
Very pretty, Patricia! Such vibrant colors.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2013, 01:50:16 PM
 :thankyou:  Susan.  However, as you can see, I tended to get the pastel chalk all over the place and as I said, this is going to be quite a challenge for me to learn but I am ready for it and am actually looking forward to getting into the 'meat' of the pastel lessons.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on December 03, 2013, 02:55:08 PM
Patricia, I love the brightness of your painting! I think you did  a fantastic job! I am always messy with every medium I have used.  I am sure this one is going to be particularly messy!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2013, 05:03:22 PM
 :thankyou:  Tina for your lovely comments.  Yes, I foresee dust flying all over and while I am usually not too messy, I feel with pastels it is unavoidable.  Anyway, I am looking forward to learning how to use them for I have seen some beautiful pastel paintings.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on December 04, 2013, 03:16:38 PM
Patricia I think you did fine.  O0 O0 Remember we are all new to this medium.  We will conqueror it.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on December 04, 2013, 06:34:17 PM
Patricia--I really like yours.  It seems quite neat to me with good edges.  I especially like the colors of pastels you used.


By the way, I want to thank you for always being attentive to all of us and so genuinely kind :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 04, 2013, 11:19:08 PM
Everyone has done a super job on the lily. I waited for the replay and painted in watercolor.
I do not have any pastels that will agree with my asthma, but do have wax pastels but do NOT like them.
 I actually had the other template ready for class but could not paint.
Thank you everyone!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Maryna on December 05, 2013, 01:42:35 AM
beautiful! well done. :clap:

Maybe one day just try doing it with oil pastels, just to see  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: lynn p. on December 05, 2013, 05:06:36 AM
Wowzer Carol, I LOVE that in watercolor.  Delicate and beautiful.  It looks like an audobon print.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on December 05, 2013, 05:30:30 AM
Nice job Carol.  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: C.Bodine on December 05, 2013, 06:04:14 AM
It's beautiful, Carol! :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 07:37:42 AM
 :thankyou:  Nina for your encouragement and yes, we WILL conquer pastel painting!!
 
 :thankyou:  Lynn, for such sweet comments.  I love people and to me, kindness and honesty is so easy. I always feel that unless you have walked in another man's shoes, you won't know what he has had to bear in his life and if you can make him happy in any small way then you have done a good deed.   Mark Twain wrote: "Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see" which to me is so profound and that is what I try and do.  Thank you so much for uplifting me too Lynn and for always being so encouraging .  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 05, 2013, 07:49:57 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Carol, a lovely painting and I was so tempted to do it in watercolours too.  I can't seem to let go of the watercolours, I guess it is because it was the first painting medium I had ever used.
 
Have you tried the nose guard?  Dennis showed us one that seems pretty good.  I have a couple and my daughter gave me some medical masks as well which do help for I too, seem to have lung trouble.  I have never smoked but grew up in a household of smokers which is just as bad or even worse, I believe.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 05, 2013, 03:40:34 PM
Lovely Carol. Paint or pastel, medium makes no difference. You have made a beautiful painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have a respirator mask which I must wear when working with chemicals and heavy dust. My lungs were damaged when I worked in a factory to make money for my medical school tuition! Ironic eh?   ::)

Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: May lynn on December 05, 2013, 08:37:21 PM
Well my first foray into Pastels was a complete flop, but I'll do what Dennis always says I 'll keep
it for posterity and hopefully look back and laugh.  Tomorrow I'll try it again!!  :confused:

May lynn


p.s.   Does anyone know why the funny face icons won't come up.
         All I get is words.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 06, 2013, 03:45:31 AM
Leave a space between the typing and the icon.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: BeaSue on December 07, 2013, 02:03:24 PM
Well! I must say that this first venture into pastels felt like treading water at the bottom of the learning curve. (Bad mixed metaphor--sorry!) I have very inexpensive pastels, so I think this is a disadvantage. Looking forward to Christmas when I hope I get some $$$ to buy some better ones.

Lessons learned:  I really do need to practice my flat washes for watercolor. What a mish-mash I made of the background. For me, wet-on-wet is much more forgiving.

I also discovered that, with my cheap pastels, the color/dust moved around so much after the first layer or so, and wouldn't grab the paper (Strathmore 400 Series). When I switched from a soft paintbrush to a tortillon I had more success, so will try this in the future.

I wasn't going to even post this, but--hey!--we're all friends here, and are all learning together, right? I am looking forward to the Small Stream.


Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on December 07, 2013, 03:56:56 PM
Looks pretty fine to me Susan  O0 I think you've got the blending going quite well so you should do great.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I've got my 12 and we'll just have to wait and see how far I can go.....should be fun, I have a feeling I'm going to be really stretching my creative artist's license!  >:D    ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on December 08, 2013, 03:37:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Very nice Susan.  You did a thousand times better than me on my first try which just turned out to be one big mess. I was too ashamed to post it and re-did it.  I was going to cut it up and use the pieces for colour mixing but decided I should keep it intact, as a measure for my future progress .... a kind of "then" and "now" thing!!!  Should be hilarious.  Patricia 
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: NHC50 on December 08, 2013, 06:47:08 PM
Nice job Susan.  :clap: :clap:

Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on January 07, 2014, 03:05:17 PM
Well, this was fun.  I really liked this lesson, but was unsure about the dust and my lung problem.  I just poked along, and didn't move too much at a time. My desk and myself were really clean!!  I only got two fingers n a thumb a little dusty!!
I don't have any fixative yet, so will have to leave it out, but other than that, so far, so good.
The "added colors" on the bottom of the picture is some of my decorations...LOL.


Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Lillian on January 07, 2014, 04:51:58 PM
Beautiful, Bella!   :clap: :clap: :clap:   I'm glad you had no ill effects from the dust!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: dennis on January 07, 2014, 05:27:41 PM
Really nice paintings :clap: :clap: :clap: Please do not worry about the differences in colour as it all depends on what pastels you have in your studio.

The most important issue is whether you have grasped the techniques.
In both these paintings you both have :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Tousabella on January 07, 2014, 06:46:52 PM
Thank you Liiian. Really liked doing this.


Dennis, I thought this was great and so much fun.  I find that my Strathmore 140 doesn't seem to have a "good tooth", so will look for some different paper. I moved around the third layer, and it hardly stuck to the rest of it. I thought a fixative might be the problem, but I watched you last week, and you didn't spray yours til you were finished. So, it has to be the tooth of the paper.
Thanks, again.
Did you find out what's out of whack with your ankle?  Sure hope so...even to just have some answers for you.
Take care.
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on January 09, 2014, 04:16:17 AM
Banner job Bella  :heeha: I might just have to  have another go.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Steven on January 10, 2014, 02:55:31 PM

Fixed once not sure how much tooth this paper has left, I'm inclined to leave it loose like it is.  I think I like pastels! :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Val on January 10, 2014, 03:13:18 PM
 :heeha: Look at those brilliant colours!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job Steven  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on January 10, 2014, 05:39:01 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Geez Steven, you did so much better than me on my first go with pastels.  I am currently quivering in my shoes, I am that nervous of pastels but I am going to give it a good go and with Dennis holding my hand, I should be fine.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Steven on January 10, 2014, 08:31:53 PM
Thanks!  I'm good with some hand holding myself, ;) I'm working on the stream pastel lesson this weekend and looking forward to the rest of the pastel training this year.  I love the colors, just need to figure out how to wield them to better effect! :painting:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Happychappy on January 11, 2014, 04:30:37 AM
I think you are going to manage just perfectly with the pastels Steven and it looks like there is going to be a heck of a lot of hand holding while learning this medium  ;) .  I have no doubt that Dennis will have us all pastel painting like pros in no time at all.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 10, 2014, 04:00:00 PM

Been frustrated with my WC paintings the past two days, decided it was time to take one of the classes - realized I had missed all of the ones that use pastels…so here's my first try at a pastel/WC painting…definitely an enjoyable medium!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2014, 04:20:09 PM
Nice work Sharon.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 10, 2014, 04:39:34 PM
Thanks Natalie. I really admire your pastels. Now I need to buy that spray fixture!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 10, 2014, 04:45:48 PM
Oh, yes, Sharon.  You still have it.  Your down time is over.

Beautiful day lilies.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 10, 2014, 04:53:14 PM
Aah - thanks mea. You always make me feel so good!
Title: Re: LESSON #85 - Paint Day Lilies
Post by: dennis on September 11, 2014, 10:05:43 PM
Great work, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: