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Title: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2014, 07:46:10 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: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2014, 03:58:28 AM
I may not be able to make today's lesson but will catch you all up on the replay.  Enjoy your lesson and have a lovely day. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 23, 2014, 04:18:45 AM
i also may miss today's lesson  :(  my sons birthday today so having a family lunch  :yippee:  which I am cooking  :sweat:  so depending what time all the family departs  O0  anyhow have a great class and if I do miss it will catch you on the replay  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on March 23, 2014, 04:35:02 AM
What you need Jenny is a very large broom! Hugs and kisses and s-w-e-e-p them all out the door!  :2funny:   I'll go to my corner now.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on March 23, 2014, 04:39:33 AM
Funny one Val, lol :: :tooth: :dance: :dance: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 23, 2014, 04:39:45 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: might do that val  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2014, 08:02:06 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Val you are hilarious.  Just love it.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on March 23, 2014, 01:02:55 PM
Dennis that was my most favorite sky you have done in a class ever!!!  :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on March 23, 2014, 01:08:25 PM
 :heeha:    :heeha: I'm beside myself!! Natalie that is awesome!!   :congrats:       :not_worthy:


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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: fruhulda on March 23, 2014, 01:11:50 PM
Wow! You are fast and the painting is lovely!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


I haven't even finished the one from two weeks ago! :envy:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: lynn p. on March 23, 2014, 01:19:15 PM
Just popped in.  Missed class today but WOWZER Natalie, that is a masterful painting and a paint a long at that!!!My my this is a keeper.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Karen on March 23, 2014, 01:34:30 PM
That's beautiful colour you have there Nathalie. I'm going to have to get some more pastels - my basic set is frustrating. Mine has gone a bit blue in the camera.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2014, 01:40:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, wow, wow Natalie, what a beautiful pastel painting and you are right, the sky is phenomenal.  Great job.  I missed the class but will catch the replay.




 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Karen, a very nice try too. Doesn't it make you mad that the camera changes the colour of the pictures?  I have had it so many times but now have a new camera and don't have to go through all that nonsense again.


Patricia



Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Tousabella on March 23, 2014, 02:07:28 PM
Natalie and Karen...they are beautiful! I love the two different pics with different interpretations ...they are awesome.
Great job, and gee.....you girls are soooo fast!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: lynn p. on March 23, 2014, 02:08:57 PM
Karen, I like it.  Has a different feel with the blues and your typically great execution :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 23, 2014, 02:11:32 PM
Natalie and Karen,

Both farm house pastels are beautifully done.

Love the blue hue.

Love the warm brown tans.

Two different colors, but equally appealing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 23, 2014, 02:20:38 PM
Natalie Karen great paint a longs  O0 had to miss class tonite will have to catch up on replay  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2014, 02:38:04 PM
Two very stunning paint-a-longs. Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap: Each one depicts another time of the day.
Remember, I'm not really worried about the colour as each one's pastel collection has a different set of colours.


I look to see if the techniques are being used properly. and both these excel for a paint-a-long :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on March 23, 2014, 03:28:32 PM
Karen and Natalie, what awesome paintings.  :clap: :clap:
Sorry I missed being with you all. Had to go and help hubby.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: JayJ on March 23, 2014, 11:50:36 PM
Natalie and Karen beautiful paintings!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Lisafromoto on March 23, 2014, 11:57:58 PM
 :clap: they are both beautiful well done  :congrats:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on March 24, 2014, 12:56:25 AM
Excellent job Karen  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Ray3 on March 24, 2014, 12:56:57 AM
Excellent paintings from Natalie and Karen perhaps if you use a scanner instead you may get a closer representation of the finished work  but well done to you both I watched the live show by Dennis and it was fantastic   Ray
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on March 24, 2014, 08:20:20 AM
Really enjoyed this class.  Mistakes made -  lessons learned!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: JayJ on March 24, 2014, 08:30:32 AM
Beautiful Jill...love the trees and the sky.What paper did u use?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on March 24, 2014, 09:21:04 AM
Thank you Jay.  I used Arches 140lb cold press.  The front side.  I normally use the back for pastels but forgot to turn it over this time.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: JayJ on March 24, 2014, 10:03:57 AM
Thank you Jill.Texture looks great though!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 24, 2014, 10:15:32 AM
  well here is my west coast farm  O0  need more practice  O0   

jill very well done on yours  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: JayJ on March 24, 2014, 10:23:37 AM
very nice Jennylynn!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 24, 2014, 10:28:04 AM
Jill, Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:


Jennylynn, also a very lovely painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Just sharpen up the left edge of the house and it will pop.
Also be careful about optically blending different subjects together - Just shift the two pieces of washing on the line as they look to be part of the tree trunk. Other than that you are doing great O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 24, 2014, 10:39:50 AM
 :thankyou:  jayj  O0

dennis  :thankyou: for looking will correct the left side of cottage and washing on line  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 24, 2014, 10:45:39 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Jill and Jennylynn both of your paintings are excellent.  Gosh, I can't wait to do this lesson for you have all done so well.  I especially love the actual scene and the sky is interesting.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on March 24, 2014, 10:51:27 AM
Jill love it.  O0
Jennlynn I think you did fine. Especially when you follow Dennis.  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 24, 2014, 11:01:29 AM
  my corrected cottage  O0

thankyou patricia and nina  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on March 24, 2014, 11:24:33 AM
That made a big difference Jennylynn.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 24, 2014, 11:41:06 AM
Jennylynn, Now look at the difference :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 24, 2014, 10:28:47 PM
Jennylynn,

Your West Coast Farm pastel is very nice.  I love your liberal use of the blue hues.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 25, 2014, 01:51:50 AM
 :thankyou:  nina & dennis  O0

also  :thankyou:  mea   yes will have to buy a larger set of pastels  :2funny:  only have a small set of pencils and soft pastels  ???   
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 25, 2014, 05:59:01 AM
I meant to crop this painting and my apologies for the blue tape still being on it!!  Anyway, thank you Dennis for a very interesting lesson which I so enjoyed especially the way you taught us to do the sky.  Comments and critiques are always most welcome.


Thank you,    Patricia




Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 25, 2014, 07:26:30 AM
Patricia,

I like how you made your mountains kind of misty in the background.

My eye was immediately drawn to the circular path (driveway?) around the front of the house.  It seems too bright.

Otherwise, it's lovely and bucolic.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 25, 2014, 07:36:04 AM
  :thankyou:  so much Mea. As I posted it on the forum, I thought so too.  I don't understand why I can't see these things before taking the photograph.  I will tone it down for sure and another thing I noticed is that the one little garden seems to be smack in the middle of the path!!  Oh! Boy, perhaps I need new glasses or a magnifying glass because I see all these things AFTER I have posted the painting.  Thanks anyway for your valued input.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on March 25, 2014, 01:56:08 PM
 :smitten: I love everyone's painting-a very dramatic subject with Dennis' sky.

I meant to pop in again after class, but I ended up in the hospital.  I'm now recovering from some abdominal surgery and my hubby was kind enough to bring me my computer.  I'm hoping to get out of here soon and be in next week's class.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: JayJ on March 25, 2014, 02:09:52 PM
Beautiful sky Patricia!


Sorry to hear that Natalie.Praying for a speedy recovery and see u in class next week! :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 25, 2014, 02:10:34 PM
Natalie so sorry to hear of your surgery,  take care and i
pray for a speedy recovery  :1hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on March 25, 2014, 02:18:07 PM
Natalie!  :nono:   Let's have no more surprises like that!  :faint: I couldn't take it!  ;) Hope all is well and you are on the mend.  :1hug:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 25, 2014, 03:41:22 PM
Geez, Natalie, after such a fantastic painting submitted, you landed up in hospital.  My word, what a shock. Anyway, I pray that you will soon be well, out of there and back home wielding the pastels and paint brushes.
Please keep us informed as to your progress. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 25, 2014, 03:44:22 PM
 :thankyou:  JayJ for your lovely comment about my sky.  I so enjoyed doing it.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Ray3 on March 25, 2014, 03:53:37 PM
The sky on Jennylynn and Patricia are very good and it nicely brings you down to the scene below I think Jennylynns painting gives a sense of a storm brewing where as Patricia is very tranquil just few issue that Mea brought up but I am sure when Patricia implements them it will look very good   Great work from you both  Ray
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 25, 2014, 04:07:09 PM
 :wave: Ray, thank you for those lovely comments.  Yes, I have toned down the driveway/path which looks much better and also moved the path around the garden and it does look much better. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on March 25, 2014, 04:29:58 PM
Beautiful pastel painting Patricia. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 25, 2014, 05:05:14 PM
Natalie,

Hope you make a quick recovery.

Take care, girl.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: lynn p. on March 25, 2014, 06:29:14 PM
Jennylynn--I love the movement in your painting.  Also that green is really complemented by the Red laundry which is whipping around.


Patricia--wonderful sky and general mood.  I like the circular drive.  Honestly my first thought was, "If I lived in Patricia's house I would leave only momentarily and then circle back immediately to home, Who would ever want to leave Patricia's warmth??"
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 26, 2014, 02:36:37 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Thank you Danielle for your lovely comments and thank you Lynn for your very sweet message too.  It had me smiling from ear to ear.  Thanks for holding such lovely thoughts about me. Bless you both.
 
Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 26, 2014, 09:25:33 AM
Lovely painting, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap:  That pathway is because the lady of the house uses it for exercise. O0
It's a pathway that definitely does not lead the eye out of the painting :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 26, 2014, 09:32:37 AM
patricia love your painting very well done  O0 

thankyou everyone for your comments they are all greatly appreciated  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 26, 2014, 10:09:57 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:  Dennis you crack me up.  I was just thinking about the scene itself and didn't want to put any bush/flowers around the house for being in the country, snakes would be a problem and I am scared of those reptiles!!!!




Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Lisafromoto on March 26, 2014, 10:43:46 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: Patricia you have to watch out for those pesky little reptiles, another sound reason for living in beautiful NZ  ;) 8)

I love these  :painting: they are beautiful.

Natalie I hope you are feeling heaps better and get home quickly  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on March 26, 2014, 01:30:35 PM
I guess you won't be visiting me then Patricia... the Rio is so full of all kinds of living creatures. I had to save a little gecko the other morning....almost did him in with my scrub brush!  :faint: He was fine once I rinsed him off and put him on the dock piling. He probably jumped back on as soon as I turned my back!  ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 27, 2014, 03:52:37 AM
Lisa and Val, the area in South Africa where I come from is sub-tropical and we had EVERYTHING there but the most dangerous of all were the green and black mamba's for if bitten, you have 20 minutues within which to get to the nearest Hospital otherwise you are history and we had these snakes come into our house!! Some were as long as 6 feet or more.  I had to call the protection services to get one out of my kitchen. The geckos were plentiful too. I would be bathing and they would fall off the ceiling into the bath causing me to jump out the bath and then have to try and save them. Oh! Scary stuff. We had Vervet monkeys in our backyard like we have squirrels here in Canada. They too used to get into my kitchen and steal my fruit or sugar.  I could tell you stories that would probably make your hair stand on edge but those were the joys of living in Africa and I would not have changed it for anything.  It actually enriched my life and endowed me with a healthy respect for every living thing.   Patricia     
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: anita on March 27, 2014, 05:30:29 AM
 
Hi all
This is a lovely scene and everyone's paintings are really well done.  I printed the template out too small so it was quite difficult to get any detail without pastel pencils but I had a go:) 
To be honest I'm glad I've never come closer to a snake than behind the glass at Chester Zoo ...
Anita
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 27, 2014, 07:37:40 AM
Anita,

Your West Coast Farm pastel is lovely.  It has a mistiness about it.  Sad and lonely way out there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 27, 2014, 07:46:27 AM
Patricia,

Wow, I only thought of big animals like lions and tigers as a threat in Africa.  Sounds like you had quite an interesting life there.

Thanks for sharing that story.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 27, 2014, 10:09:49 AM
Another lovely painting bites the dust :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 27, 2014, 10:14:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Anita, you did a fine job on the West Coast Farm. Yes, it was a lovely scene and I enjoyed it immensely for apart from the painting, it brought back many happy memories of my life in South Africa.


Oh! Mea, I have so many stories of close encounters with deadly poisonous snakes and the strange thing is that I could never kill one but had to get other people to kill them.   My life in S.A. which as I said earlier,  really enriched and blessed me tremendously.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on March 27, 2014, 03:17:41 PM
Beautiful pastel Anita O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 28, 2014, 03:27:22 AM
Mea, I forgot to mention that lions, leopards etc are only found in the Reserves and not in the urban areas so we had no fear of them but snakes, lizards etc are everywhere and as I say the monkeys are very prevalent in the KwaZulu coastal areas where I lived.  Yes, an interesting life to be sure.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on March 28, 2014, 04:40:50 AM
Thanks everyone for the well wishes-my husband is taking very good care of me!

Anita your painting is perfect!  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 28, 2014, 06:15:21 PM
Jennylynn,

Congratulations on your West Coast Farm pastel being featured this week in the PB newsletter.

You do such fine work. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: JayJ on March 28, 2014, 09:06:23 PM
Congratulations Jennylynn....its really a lovely painting!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jennylynn on March 29, 2014, 02:26:03 AM
 :thankyou: mea and jayj for your lovely comments  O0  the new newsletter is done very well  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 29, 2014, 03:30:42 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Jennylynn, congratulations on your painting being featured. I haven't seen it yet for it hasn't arrived in my inbox but will watch out for it.  Nevertheless, good job.  Patricia



Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 29, 2014, 03:32:34 AM
 :clap:  Natalie, I am so pleased to hear that you are at home and that your dear husband is taking good care of you.  Thanks for keeping us posted, it is lovely news.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Mariep on March 30, 2014, 02:18:38 AM
Well done Jennylynn for featuring in the newsletter.  :painting: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on March 31, 2014, 09:29:12 AM
Loved everyone's paintings.  Karen and Natalie yours were stunning.  Patricia, I could smell Africa when I looked at your work.  JennyLynn, congrats on being featured in the newsletter.  Thank you to Dennis, Patricia and Nina for your comments on mine.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2014, 10:55:32 AM
Jill doesn't it make you "homesick" for what was?  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Minny1 on April 11, 2014, 02:42:48 PM
Challenging.!!!!


Minny1.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2014, 03:14:10 PM
You were brave doing such a big one O0 Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
If you can just add a bit of texture and some even small details in the open patch it would make a huge difference.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on April 11, 2014, 05:27:46 PM
Patricia very nice. I like your little lane.  O0 O0

Anita also very well done. I like your tree.  O0 O0

Minny you did good too.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: May lynn on April 11, 2014, 06:43:59 PM



I painted this one on Canson  Mi-Teintes Pastel paper (yellow),
as I was curious to see if the semi-arid would be enhanced.

The clothes on the line had to be done over and over again
as the pastels seemed to be absorbed into the paper. I don't know
if it was the color of the pastel paper or the softness of the pastels I was
using.  (Sennelier) Many other parts of the picture also got 2 or 3 touch ups.



I tried photographing this with a light source above and then without an external light.







May lynn


p.s.  excuse the tooth brush in the background.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2014, 06:50:13 PM
MayLynn, Lovely colour combinations - see how the colour of the paper worked for you :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on April 11, 2014, 06:59:18 PM
Very dramatic sky. Lovely all around!  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on April 11, 2014, 07:14:55 PM
Beautifully done Maylynn, love the colourings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Paulaj on April 11, 2014, 08:12:13 PM
I too like the sky.  You did a very nice job
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2014, 10:44:30 PM
May Lynn,

Beautiful painting in pastels.  The toothbrush adds a bit of charm.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 11, 2014, 10:56:34 PM
Minny,

You are like a little painting machine today.  Several posted in one day!  Wow.

All very good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: May lynn on April 12, 2014, 12:56:26 AM


Thank you everyone for your encouragement.    I am trying to caught up to the class,
 tomorrow should see me finish the 'Stamping Maize', just in time for Dennis' next
class.  Then I'll be  :dance:  :dance:  :dance:


May lynn
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: pnewcomer1 on April 14, 2014, 09:26:12 AM
here is my East Coast Farm I'm not happy with so much texture from the paper next time I think I'll go smoother. I'm also not to happy with the foreground I need to practice bushes and such.

Penny Newcomer
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: pnewcomer1 on April 14, 2014, 09:27:33 AM

forgot the picture sorry lol
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: pnewcomer1 on April 14, 2014, 09:33:44 AM
Everyone else has done a beautiful job. They all love lovely. Great painting everyone.

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on April 14, 2014, 09:46:17 AM
It may be toothy paper, but your painting is great!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on April 14, 2014, 11:07:17 AM
You did a great job Penny.  O0   Love the sky, other than the ground seems to slope away at a fairly steep angle, I think it looks fine.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on April 14, 2014, 12:20:35 PM
Maylynn, beautiful pastels, absolutly gorgeous  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Penny, you also have made a very nice painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on April 14, 2014, 12:21:44 PM
Minny you painting is also beautiful, good work. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 14, 2014, 10:49:42 PM
Penny,

I think you did quite well on your farm painting.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 09, 2014, 09:18:27 AM
Hi everybody,

You've done lovely paintings in your own way, very beautiful and full of colors. Well, here is my attempt to catch up with the lessons on this one...please comment!!

Best regards to all,

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on July 09, 2014, 10:40:02 AM
 :clap:
Bright and cheerful-great job Juan!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on July 09, 2014, 11:06:20 AM
Well done, Juan-Carlos :clap: :clap: :clap:

The only part that worries is the intense blue on the side of the roof. That should actually be the shadow colour of the sunlit roof. Add a brown over it to bring it in line with the roof colour and then you will see the great improvement
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 09, 2014, 01:18:35 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie, your Farm House was beautifully done, love those clouds!!

Dennis  :thankyou: for your comments. You were right, too much blue. The shadow beside the chimmey was also sort of blurry. I hope the fix makes it better!!!



Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on July 09, 2014, 01:59:00 PM
 O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 09, 2014, 04:40:46 PM
Nice farm house, Juan Carlos.  You do good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on July 09, 2014, 06:42:20 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifuly done Juan, is nt pastel fun, i love pastels.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 10, 2014, 08:16:37 AM
 :thankyou: Mea and Danielle. And yeah, I really fill comfortable with this medium. But I'm waaaay behind yet, I need to practice a lot more!!!

Pura vida!!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on July 11, 2014, 10:43:04 AM
Juan,  great job on the farm house. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on July 11, 2014, 01:14:02 PM
Hi Juan, I inserted your 'missing' photo at the top of the thread only to discover it apparently was not the original photo. Nolan asks that you not delete previous photos that have been used in a post as it leaves a 'hole' in the post.

Great job on the farm house, I'll be trying some of these shortly. Well done.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Judylh on August 14, 2014, 09:10:04 PM
I realized today that I missed a few lessons so going back to do them so here is my West Coast Farm! A bit lopsided and halos happening oh well ... I had fun though so for me that's what counts ... it was fun ... I'll just keep playing and practising ♥

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 14, 2014, 09:39:16 PM
Nice West Coast farm in pastel, Judy.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on August 14, 2014, 11:32:08 PM
Very nicely painted, Judy :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on August 15, 2014, 02:46:00 AM
Well done Judy.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on August 15, 2014, 03:25:38 AM
Well done Judy, pastel are so much fun to do, don't you agree. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on August 15, 2014, 04:57:43 AM
Nice work Judy!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Judylh on August 15, 2014, 06:08:28 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: EVERYONE for taking the time to comment and share ... it really means a lot to me!!!!

I love checking out everyone's paintings and drawings that are posted each day it is soooo inspiring! I don't always comment (physically) on the forum but always send out energetic love gratitude and appreciation for everyone's beautiful amazing creations!!!!! 

OH yes Dannielle!!! Pastels ARE soooo much fun ... I am in love with them ... it is so exciting!!!  :smitten: :yippee:

I was almost late for work the other day guess you could say I was totally immersed in what I was painting and lost track of time!

Lesson learned = set a timer/alarm clock! 

But even with that I am like OK just another 5 minutes ... and keep hitting the snooze button and well now you can see why I was almost late for work  :2funny:



Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on September 10, 2014, 09:42:47 AM

Hi everybody, I have not been on here for awhile. Thought I would drop in. Been very busy. But I did get a chance to do a pastel painting.
This was done on watercolor paper, with pan pastels. On top of them I used pastel pencil and sticks for the highlights. This is the first time working with pan pastels. They take a little while to get use to. What I do like about them is the nice coverage they give you for the back ground. They cover very well. Also very little dust. They also go a long way. Which is cool.
I have not been able to comment on everyone's work. But I do get a chance to look at the art work. I must say all of you are doing very well. Those of you that I started with have come a long way. Great job guys. Very proud of you.  :hug: :hug:
May be I will be able to get serious about my art after all of this work is done of the house we are trying to get ready to sell. All most there. So talk to you all later. God Bless.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 10, 2014, 10:09:01 AM
Nina,

Your pan pastel of the West Coast farmhouse is beautiful.  Your colors are vivid and well blended.  I want to be able to paint trees that looks as good as yours!

So good to see you here again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2014, 10:15:38 AM
What Mea said...beautiful!
Hope you get done with all your work soon. It's really nice when you do pop in.  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on September 11, 2014, 05:22:13 AM
Nina, nice to see your beautiful painting,  i realy like the sky and the mountains along with the rest. Nice perspective.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on September 11, 2014, 09:12:27 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Natalie, Danielle. For your encouraging words. I did enjoy doing this one. Mea I still struggle with trees too. It just takes practice. You will get it. I think you are doing a fine job on your art work. I looked at your gallery. I like your swan. Thanks again.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on September 11, 2014, 09:51:46 PM
Excellent. Lovely all-round painting :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on September 12, 2014, 07:32:58 AM
 :heeha: Lovely Nina  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I must get back and finish my woodland path  ::)   This picture is one I'd love to do. Nice to see what you can do with the pan pastel....I'm still in the dark with them  ;D I'll have to try taking off the dark glasses first next time!  :doh:    :2funny:

Great work.  :twothumbs:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on September 12, 2014, 09:35:03 AM
Thank you Dennis and Val. Much appreciated. Val I am still learning about these pan pastels. I just watch other artist use them. Which has helped a lot.  :)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: C.Bodine on September 12, 2014, 01:05:06 PM
Nina, I love your painting! The blue sky and clouds are perfect! I love the little line of laundry hanging out! The tree is fabulous!!! You work well with pastels!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on September 12, 2014, 04:09:40 PM
Hi Christina,
Thank you for you lovely comment. I always thought when I started my adventure with watercolors that would be the one I loved. But here comes pastels now I am loving them. Go figure.   :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Lisa gale on September 12, 2014, 04:54:08 PM
Really beautiful Nina,  you are so talented.  I've walked by the pan pastels a few times but I am still trying to get the feel of the stick pastels so I keep walking bye  :clap: :painting:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on September 12, 2014, 05:21:04 PM
Beautiful painting Nina. Like the clouds and the far away mountains.
Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on September 13, 2014, 05:08:14 AM
Oh Lisa thank you for your kind words. I really appreciate that.
Juan thank you also. Happy painting guys.  ;D

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on September 16, 2014, 01:28:25 PM
What a beautiful painting Nina.  You really make those pan pastels talk.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on September 18, 2014, 09:38:55 AM
 :thankyou: Jill much appreciated.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: sally13 on October 13, 2014, 09:59:04 PM
Another enjoyable lesson, thankyou Dennis. there is color in my sky but this doesn't show it. I was happy with my tree this time.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on October 13, 2014, 10:40:14 PM
Well done, Sally :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely tree O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on October 14, 2014, 04:36:39 AM
Beautifull painting Sally and beautifull tree.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on October 14, 2014, 07:01:36 AM
This is beautiful Sally.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on October 20, 2014, 06:18:59 AM
Sally beautiful job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Selen on January 26, 2015, 06:12:18 AM

Hi,

I first make a sketch on ordinary cheap paper for School Kids' painting lessons. This paper is very thin and has no texture, and usually the painting comes out like this  :D

And I use Vincent brand similar to Mungyo. As much as I press the pastel (for tree leaves and flowers) there is No pastel on the paper, I bought a soft white this time, first I use the soft white then I apply red or yellow  :painting:

I hope to upgrade to a soft pastel and pastel pencil set, but I am taking my time....

Love

Selen

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Selen on January 26, 2015, 06:18:03 AM
Dear Sally,

Your tree and your little bushes and shrubs are perfect ...

Love

Selen
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 26, 2015, 09:40:21 AM
Wow, Selen, this is really beautifully done.  To me, it looks like it was done with top quality materials.

Lovely!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on January 26, 2015, 11:03:56 AM
Very pretty Selen.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on January 26, 2015, 12:24:33 PM
Selen, an excellent painting - nice and bright :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Selen on January 26, 2015, 01:20:29 PM
 :thankyou: Mea  :thankyou: Nina  :thankyou: Dennis

This is the one I painted on Canson Mi Teintes.

 :hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 26, 2015, 01:43:09 PM
Oh, wow, Selen.  What a difference the paper made.  The second one really looks like a pastel while the first one looked more like a watercolor.  Guess all that nubby paper really holds the color better.

Regardless, you did a great job on both of them.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: sally13 on January 26, 2015, 02:09:19 PM
Selen, you have done a wonderful job with both of these pictures.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on January 26, 2015, 03:30:17 PM
Very pretty Selen.  :heeha:  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on January 26, 2015, 07:43:45 PM
Very beautiful Selen, it feels inviting. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on January 26, 2015, 08:32:05 PM
 Great job!  Selena. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on January 27, 2015, 06:19:02 AM
 :heeha: Beautiful work Selen!  O0 Honestly...I like them both. Surprising how much difference the texture in the paper can make. Either way, you are building beautiful pastel paintings.  :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Bellarina on January 27, 2015, 07:02:00 AM
Outstanding  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Selen on January 27, 2015, 10:39:15 AM
 :thankyou: Sally  :thankyou: Natalie , :thankyou:Danielle  :thankyou:Jill ,  :thankyou: Val  :thankyou: Robin
 :thankyou: for your kind words.

Love

Selen
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 09, 2015, 11:56:18 AM
That's the idea about art, that you can experiment with colors, mediums and tools!!! You've done a smart thing and the best result at the end!!! Good work.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Fiona on March 06, 2015, 02:46:17 PM
Here is my version of the West Coast Farm. I remember these farm houses from my time in South Africa  :)

Comments and suggestions are always welcome

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=20191)

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: ncwren on March 06, 2015, 03:01:00 PM
It's lovely  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 06, 2015, 06:36:33 PM
Lovely, Fiona.

Psst, the side of  farthest left wall kicks out to the left a bit.  I feel like such a know it all because I know that vertical walls are always straight up and down. (unless it's just the way the photo came out.)


Lovely colors.  Pretty sky.  Clean laundry.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: NHC50 on March 07, 2015, 05:38:49 AM
Yep that perspective will get you if you don't watch out for it.  :2funny: nice job Fiona.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on March 08, 2015, 10:10:11 PM
Very nice painting, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap:  some good observation have been made as well as well O0 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Selen on March 09, 2015, 03:17:12 AM
Very clean painting Fiona, welldone....
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Bellarina on March 09, 2015, 04:12:52 AM
Very pretty Fiona.  I could look at this painting for a long time.  Nice job
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Fiona on March 11, 2015, 09:23:45 AM
Thanks everyone  :)  That perspective oddity is an easy fix will do that quickly. What to do next, I'm so far behind with these classes  .... 

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: jillh on March 11, 2015, 10:41:55 AM
Nicely done Fiona.  I think your tree is awesome!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on March 25, 2015, 10:16:08 AM
Nicely done Fiona!! Keep up!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Lisa gale on March 25, 2015, 06:05:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Selen and Fiona  lovely paintings
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 13, 2015, 11:02:38 AM
Here is my version of Lesson 9, West Coast Farm....


Another tutorial which I thoroughly enjoyed completing.

As usual, suggestions for improvements will be greatly appreciated  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 13, 2015, 11:22:24 AM
Carey,

This is lovely.  You are doing so well in pastels.

Check against the reference photo to be sure you have enough shadowy.

Keep going!!  Up and coming artist in the making!!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 13, 2015, 11:40:32 AM
 :thankyou: Mea. I'll take a closer look at the shadows in the morning  O0  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 14, 2015, 01:03:09 AM
A few touch-ups added. It looks better from viewing distance now  O0


Any further suggestions will be gratefully received  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Bellarina on May 14, 2015, 03:02:37 AM
 :clap:  tree looks more full and vibrant
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 14, 2015, 03:31:14 AM
 :thankyou: Bellarina  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 14, 2015, 08:52:25 AM
Carey,

Better now, but still could use some more contrasts and textures.

Try to rough up the dirt in the front a bit.  (Nolan does a neat trick with just paint spatter from the brush, but I'm not sure how big your painting is, so you'd need to be really careful. Try of practice paper first.  Or try dragging dry brush strokes of several different earth tones over the spot. I've been studying a lot about texturizing!)

Shade the right wall of the house a bit more.

The grasses behind the house need to be darker in front, then lighten up as they recede.

Just little tweaks, but they will make a difference.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 14, 2015, 10:01:58 AM
That's great Mea, thank you for your help.  Much appreciated  O0  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on May 14, 2015, 05:21:56 PM
Lovely painting, the tree does look much better.   Mea does havea good eye for details.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 14, 2015, 11:51:51 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on May 15, 2015, 08:40:41 AM
Nice sky background. Going well with the painting, keep up!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Careyburn on May 15, 2015, 10:10:23 AM
Thank you Juan
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Maryna on January 03, 2017, 01:31:53 AM
Here is my rendition.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: dennis on January 03, 2017, 08:42:11 AM
Excellent, Maryna  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just missing the shadow of the trees  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Danielle123 on January 03, 2017, 11:12:40 AM
beautiful painting Maryna :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Val on January 03, 2017, 02:52:38 PM
Wow, I was so busy looking at the rest of the painting I totally missed the missing tree shadows!  :doh:      ;D

Beautiful work Maryna.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: Juan Carlos on January 03, 2017, 07:44:49 PM
Maryna, good work on that lovely Farm. Add the shadows as Dennis suggests and will be awesome. Nice colors in the sky, looks like it's going to rain.  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #9 - West Coast Farm
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 03, 2017, 08:41:17 PM
Maryna,

Lovely painting of the farm.

aloha

mea