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Title: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2014, 07:47:38 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

Template:  Download HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pastels-lesson10-small-stream-template.pdf)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on March 27, 2014, 11:53:51 AM
Dennis, will you be doing some willow trees? When I was quite young, I used to climb to the crown of these great beautiful trees, grab a handfull of the branches/leaves, and JUMP off the top! Might very well have started the bungee jumping trend!  :2funny:      WeeeeeeHaw!!  :heeha:

I also (in my more lucid moments) used to try and sketch these beauties. Would love to learn to paint them properly.  :think: Perhaps another drawing lesson as well.... eh Nolan?  >:D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 27, 2014, 12:05:04 PM
We will be doing the trunk of a willow tree but not the weeping willow as such in this class. I've zoomed into the stream and the base of the tree as opposed to the full sized trees.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on March 27, 2014, 02:51:30 PM
It's a start, thank you. One of my students is going to bring back some supplies with her...I'm looking for a bit better quality of pastels with more colours. I'll refer back to the beginning threads and find the brands that were discussed. I'm not out of it yet!  >:D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on March 29, 2014, 05:29:06 PM
Dennis is there a template for this lesson?

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: fruhulda on March 29, 2014, 11:36:17 PM
Nina, I have got two emails from Dennis which gives the link to the template. Check you spam folder if the mails are there.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 29, 2014, 11:42:28 PM
You will always find the template on my first post to the lesson
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jennylynn on March 30, 2014, 12:53:08 AM
dennis no template on the first posting of this lesson, it says template to follow .
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: fruhulda on March 30, 2014, 01:36:09 AM
Jenny - haven't you got any mails from paintbasket lately? In them there are links to the template.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on March 30, 2014, 01:49:29 AM
dennis no template on the first posting of this lesson, it says template to follow .


I just checked my email.... the only PB I have is for the newsletter. I'm not getting notifications either.  ??
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: fruhulda on March 30, 2014, 02:55:10 AM
I got one saying "24 hours to go" and one saying "2 days to go"
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on March 30, 2014, 06:08:24 AM
No email about the template. And it is not on the first posting. I mean it's no big deal. We can just sketch it in. We are artist aren't we??  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 30, 2014, 08:26:03 AM
OOOPS :whistle:   Sorry,  Nina. I really slipped up here  :heeha: Template is now in the first post :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on March 30, 2014, 10:02:55 AM
We call them senior Moments Dennis. We all have them.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on March 30, 2014, 01:23:24 PM
Well, here is my paintalong.  I struggled with the rocks Dennis and totally got lost so mine looks different than your great, great rocks!!! Boy, I need to buy a set of pencils.  Using only sticks is a challenge. Fun as always and a good lesson.  Thanks  :)





Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on March 30, 2014, 01:35:53 PM
Lovely Lynn. Nothing wrong with this painting.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Great scene Dennis. The internet died early this morning and only just came back on.  :tickedoff: Oh well, the replay might be better for me anyway... then I can make you go MY speed!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: doina on March 30, 2014, 01:39:19 PM
Great painting Lynn. Nothing wrong with your rocks!!! Congratulations :clap: :clap: :clap: Doina
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on March 30, 2014, 01:42:34 PM
Here is my paint a long.  Critiques and comments always welcomed.  Thank you.  Patricia
 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on March 30, 2014, 01:45:48 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lynn, your paint a long is absolutely gorgeous. You can see who is an accomplished artist when comparing yours and mine.  After seeing yours in the gallery, I was in two minds as to whether I should have the cheek to even post mine but then thought, what the heck, I am learning. Excellent job as per usual Lynn.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on March 30, 2014, 01:58:05 PM
Patricia, we're all learning. I'm glad you posted it, Dennis can't help if he can't see it.  :coolsmiley:

Something looks amiss with the roadway past the bridge. I haven't seen the original so I'm going by Lynn's painting.

Well done, good on you for giving it a go, it looks a more complex scene.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on March 30, 2014, 02:19:33 PM
Patricia-- :sweat:  I think we did good just to finish.  I thought this was a terribly complicated one.  Don't feel bad, I CHEATED!!!  I blocked in some colors on the grass and trees and sky with pastel and alcohol wash right before class because I absolutely can't keep up with Dennis.  Even then, I could barely keep up!!! As for your path, it actually looks like how Dennis was painting it.  I think it is all about the practice.  Good for you Patricia for posting. :) :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 30, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
Patricia,

I am still learning that we can never compare our work against works by our fellow PB-ers.  My challenge is ME.  Is it could enough for me?  If not, then I want to know what I can do better the next time.

Your stream pastel is good very good, actually, considering the time constraint you had.  If you had done it leisurely, it would have been much better because YOU can do it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: nolan on March 30, 2014, 02:45:18 PM
I have added the raw replay to your Unlocked classes list, just forward to the start of the class O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on March 30, 2014, 02:54:04 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Thank you Val, Mea and Lynnp for your encouragement.  I lost the lines of the line drawing in several places and just had to guess where they were.  Nevertheless, I enjoyed the lesson as I always do. 




 :thankyou:  Nolan for putting up the replay so quickly.  I need to re-do this lesson.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: anita on March 30, 2014, 03:15:06 PM
Hi all
I also got a bit lost along the way
Lynn, I really like the variety of colours you managed to get in .... It was difficult not to let the greens win  :)  Well done Patrica for keeping up, I'm going to have another go too:)
Anita
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 30, 2014, 03:19:09 PM
Anita,

I think you did very well on this stream pastel.  I really like the light highlight on the stream.

Good work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Karen on March 30, 2014, 03:51:48 PM
Anita, Lynne and Patricia well done with the keeping up! I like the soft colours and the contrasts you have all managed. I had too much top on my painting so I tried for a weeping willow but got a bit frustrated with my very limited colour choice
OOPs something happened to my image. I'll try again

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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on March 30, 2014, 05:12:29 PM
Karen, beautiful branch work and love your weeping willow :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: fruhulda on March 30, 2014, 08:45:59 PM
 :clap: Girls! so many beautiful paintings you are showing here! :yippee:  I am amazed that you can keep upp with Dennis.  :D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: JayJ on March 30, 2014, 11:50:47 PM

Lynn ...love the colours of sky and reflection!


Patricia,Anita,Karen.....they are all beautiful paintings...and of course keeping up with Dennis is an achievement.I think it was a difficult class.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jennylynn on March 31, 2014, 12:08:19 AM
lynn patricia anita Karen great work on the paintalongs ladies you should all be proud  O0 missed class out with my family mothers day here in uk on sunday , going to do replay  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on March 31, 2014, 03:29:46 AM
 :clap: Gorgeous paint alongs ladies! I really love them!  :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on March 31, 2014, 04:23:32 AM
Oops Anita, I missed yours.  I love the mood you created with yours.  Can't put my finger on it, but it is very soothing and well painted.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2014, 04:42:21 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Fruhulda, JayJ, Jennylynn and Natalie for your lovely comments. 


I missed you in class yesterday Jennylynn and then realised that it was Mother's Day in the U.K.


Natalie, I am still lifting you up in prayer and a few others on our forum too. Hope you are feeling much better. We should all be enjoying good health, happiness and prosperity and that is my wish and prayer for everyone.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Bev S. on March 31, 2014, 04:50:44 AM
Splendid renditions of the Small Stream Everyone :clap: :clap: :clap:   O0 You all have done Dennis proud!!!  O0 O0 Unfortunately, I had to miss bits of the lesson but the replay is up and I'll get mine done in a tick. . .or so!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Ray3 on March 31, 2014, 07:14:03 AM
Its nice to see some wonderful pastel painting and you Lynn Patricia Anita and  Karen have produced really great work well done girls  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Ray
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on March 31, 2014, 09:39:56 AM
Well Done on your paint alongs  Lynn, Patrcia, Anita and Karen.  I'm so impressed that you managed to keep up.
I got as far as the rocks and then packed it in. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on March 31, 2014, 10:54:12 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Ray and Jill, it really is a challenge keeping up with Speedy Dennis but it is good for it keeps us on our toes.  Thanks for your kind comments.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on March 31, 2014, 06:46:49 PM
Beautiful small stream everyone, :clap: :clap: :clap:
  my, my you guys are fast, so many paintings and drawings from all of you, I can hardly keep up with all the beautiful painting you make and the forum.  Busy, busy bees. :eek:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 31, 2014, 07:16:18 PM
Excellent paintings all round :clap: :clap: :clap:


Lynn.  I like the early morning glow you have given the painting. Be careful, however, your branches outline exactly the profile of the distant hills.


Patricia. Your right hand tree is too rounded at the top. Let the tree go right out of the top of the picture.  Also your path leads the eye right out of the picture. Block it off with a large bush at the side of the painting.


Anita. Your right hand tree also needs to go out the top of the picture.


Karen. I like your willow tree and I'm glad you made it going out of the top of the painting.




Remember when you are close to a tree that is big and tall, and you are looking straight ahead, you cannot see the top. These two trees are tall and big.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on April 01, 2014, 03:40:50 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, I have made the alterations and it does look so much better.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: lynn p. on April 01, 2014, 06:57:47 PM
Thanks Dennis for your careful attention.  Yes the hill should have been painted up beyond the branch.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lidiya on April 03, 2014, 09:07:17 PM

Here is my rendition of the Small Stream painted on Pastelmat. :)
Thank you Dennis for another great class. I enjoyed this lesson and learned a lot.  :smitten:
All the best.  :flowers:
Lidiya.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Steven on April 03, 2014, 09:30:47 PM
*grabs his fishing pole*  I think I saw a trout jumping... :2funny: lovely stream! O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 03, 2014, 09:34:10 PM
Lovely small stream pastel, Lidiya.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 04, 2014, 12:35:06 AM
Well done, Lidiya. A very nice painting :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: JayJ on April 04, 2014, 03:12:01 AM
Lovely painting Lidiya!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 04, 2014, 06:23:44 AM
Lydia, very nicely done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Bev S. on April 04, 2014, 08:28:10 AM
Very nice Lydia, very nice indeed! I'm still working on mine, but my portrait class is taking so much of my time, I can't get near my pastels!! Oh well, they will still be there when I'm ready!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 04, 2014, 03:31:01 PM
Beautiful pastel Lidiya :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: May lynn on April 04, 2014, 07:58:10 PM


Small Stream lesson # 10


I have never framed a watercolour or pastel before.

I thought I'd have a look at what the finished product
could look like to a potential viewer.

Sorry for the glare of the glass

(A standard black frame)


May lynn
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 04, 2014, 09:26:21 PM
May Lynn, it certainly looks great. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 04, 2014, 10:33:34 PM
Oh, May Lynn, those looks lovely in a frame.  Classy!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 05, 2014, 02:49:39 AM
The mat and frame make such a difference don't they? Lloyd wasn't overly keen on my window painting until he saw it framed.

Beautiful May lynn.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 05, 2014, 04:52:22 AM
May Lynn your painting is georgeous, looks great in that frame.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 05, 2014, 05:21:02 AM
Looks great May Lynn!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: May lynn on April 05, 2014, 04:40:41 PM
Thank you,

 "ALL" for your kind words!!!

May lynn
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lidiya on April 06, 2014, 09:10:15 AM

 :thankyou: Steven,  :thankyou: Mea,  :thankyou: Jay,  :thankyou: Val,  :thankyou: Bev,  :thankyou: Danielle for your lovely feedback on my Small Stream painting. Glad you liked it. This painting is already framed and hanged on the wall.  Looks great. :smitten:
 :thankyou: Dennis for your support and encouragement.
All the best.
 Lidiya. :)

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 06, 2014, 12:44:57 PM
 :smart: Anita for your beautiful painting and for your appearence on the newsletter. :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 06, 2014, 03:46:22 PM
Yes, Anita, congratulations on having your painting featured in the PB newsletter.

What an honor!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Paulaj on April 07, 2014, 05:06:08 AM
Very nice painting  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: brony on April 07, 2014, 08:08:17 PM
wow that so beautiful, makes me feel like i am there. i never framed any of my work as yet, but i think i will now. i also think i will take a break from drawing and get back to learning pastels!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: anita on April 08, 2014, 03:02:00 PM
Thank you Mea and Danielle.   I was a bit surprised to see my painting in the newsletter .... wish I'd have taken a better photo now  :blush:
I agree Val, framing does make such a difference.  I've only ever framed one painting... the snow scene we did early on in the watercolour course but it looked really sweet in the frame so it's hanging in my hall now. 
Anita
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on April 09, 2014, 11:07:06 AM
Enjoyed doing this painting.
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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 11:09:45 AM
Jill the picture is not showing because of a space.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on April 09, 2014, 11:12:31 AM
Yup I saw that thanks Danielle. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 11:17:59 AM
It is a great painting  :smart: Jiil,   :clap: :clap: :clap:
  I am anxious to start pastel, specialy after seeing all of the PB artists paintings they are all so great.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 09, 2014, 11:48:54 AM
Again, another beauty from you, Jill.

You so such great work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 09, 2014, 01:00:08 PM
Nothing wrong with your painting, Jill :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on April 09, 2014, 06:27:21 PM
Thank you Danielle and Mew for you encouraging remarks.

Dennis thank you too for taking a look and commenting.  I appreciate it very much.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: JayJ on April 09, 2014, 09:04:12 PM
Beautifully done Jill!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 10, 2014, 11:33:23 AM
Really lovely Jill.   :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on April 10, 2014, 08:46:48 PM
Thanks Jay and you too Natalie. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Minny1 on April 11, 2014, 02:36:34 PM
This one was done on clay board.



Minny1       ::)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 11, 2014, 03:04:35 PM
Well done!  :heeha:   Love the tree on the right. Your painting shows good depth.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 11, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
Minny1, excellent tree trunks with character. :clap: :clap: :clap:  If you can just add the impression of the small rocks in the shadow on the right it will stop the "flatness" in that river bed area O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on April 11, 2014, 05:30:34 PM
Well fellow artist I must say everyone of you did a fantastic job on your paintings.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 11, 2014, 07:05:30 PM
Busy lady!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 11, 2014, 07:08:36 PM
Beautiful Minny, keep up the good work. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on April 11, 2014, 07:40:30 PM
Beautiful Minnie.  Trees are really well done.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 22, 2014, 11:48:13 AM
I'm all caught up  :yippee: ....on pastel lessons!  :heeha: :whistle:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 22, 2014, 12:40:39 PM
Nicely done Natalie!  O0   I could just have a laydown in the shade of that tree....  :yawn:   

You are really doing well with the pastels Natalie, good on you.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on April 22, 2014, 01:07:49 PM
Wow...what beautiful paintings. I'm soooo impressed. They are just lovely, and, Val...you are right....framing sure makes a difference.
I'm 'almost' there....few rocks to 'throw in' and I'll be done.
Congrats ladies, on such great work.
 :clap:      :clap:       :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 22, 2014, 01:38:49 PM
Nathalie your pastel is gorgeous and nicely detailled.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 22, 2014, 01:40:33 PM
An Excellent well executed painting, Natalie :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 22, 2014, 02:07:31 PM
Can't wait to see it Bella, my suspenders are about to snap!!  :heeha:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on April 22, 2014, 05:39:01 PM
Hang on to your suspenders, Val.  I did it!!  I finished this morning!! 
Was really enjoyable, and thanks for the tips of using sticky tape for an 'eraser'! 


Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on April 22, 2014, 05:42:32 PM
Gee...the colors are so different than the painting.  Oh well....the painting is much brighter.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 22, 2014, 06:17:53 PM
 :smitten: It's beautiful Bella.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 22, 2014, 06:28:29 PM
Excellent job Bella. You are really getting to nail these pastels  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 23, 2014, 02:43:35 AM
Bella, well done. You're coming along famously :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on April 23, 2014, 04:19:21 AM
Natalie beautiful job.  O0 O0

Bella you did it. Way to go  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Nice job buddy.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 23, 2014, 06:42:33 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap:
beautiful painting Bella, nice and soft .
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: brony on April 24, 2014, 09:48:06 PM

hi all this is my small stream. really enjoyed drawing this one!!! :) :) :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on April 25, 2014, 01:28:48 AM
Brony, an excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap:

The marks in the water should be kept parallel to the bottom of the painting to give the illusion of flatness.  In your painting they are slightly up towards the right giving the impression of sloping water. Many make this same mistake.  Fortunately it is easily fixed up in pastels O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 25, 2014, 03:33:21 AM
Beautiful painting Brony :clap: :clap: :clap: may be you want to add a bit of blue sky between the branches and to the left upper corner.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: brony on April 25, 2014, 04:42:19 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: denis i can see exactly what u mean. had u not pointed it out me i would not have noticed. unfortunatley i have sprayed it.  thats ok i will behappy  to draw this again.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 25, 2014, 05:55:27 AM
The tree on the right is so delicate and pretty.   :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 25, 2014, 10:34:41 PM
Brony,

Nice pastel painting of the small stream.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 26, 2014, 05:48:19 AM
Beautifully done Brony.  :clap: :clap: :clap:   You could always just redo the water over the fixative... one of the joys of pastels!  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on April 29, 2014, 06:31:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely painting Brony and with the little adjustment in the slope of the water, it will be superb.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: brony on April 29, 2014, 04:39:40 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:all for your encouragement i will tidy up that water now!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lisa gale on June 04, 2014, 03:36:02 PM
This one took me a while but I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 04, 2014, 03:40:55 PM
Nice work on the small stream painting, Lisa Gale.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: sally13 on June 04, 2014, 03:47:45 PM
I can tell that you are really enjoying the pastels, these are really good pictures that you have done. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on June 04, 2014, 04:58:52 PM
Nice pastel Lisa.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lisa gale on June 05, 2014, 02:10:47 AM
 :thankyou: all for you comments.   I really am having a lot of fun. I love seeing everyone's work in the forum.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on June 05, 2014, 10:27:18 AM
 :clap:   
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lisa gale on June 05, 2014, 04:35:27 PM
Natalie , thank you  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on June 05, 2014, 10:06:14 PM
Lisa, a very good painting :clap: :clap: :clap:   The only thing that bothers me is the tree on the right has a heart-shaped foliage.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on June 06, 2014, 03:53:29 PM
Another lovely painting from you Lisa.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lisa gale on June 08, 2014, 06:14:27 PM
 :thankyou: Jill  for the kind comment. 

Hi Dennis, It does look like a heart doesn't it!  This should be an easy fix  Thank you!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on June 09, 2014, 03:34:34 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job Lisa Gale, I didn't find this one too easy but then I struggle with everything.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 12, 2014, 06:08:11 AM
Hi,

Everybody has done a beautiful and unique paintings, keep up!!

This is my rendition to the Small Stream for this lesson, please comment...

Cheers

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: jillh on July 12, 2014, 10:45:44 AM
Juan,  overall a beauty!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 12, 2014, 02:15:15 PM
Juan carlos,

Lovely stream painting.  I has a Currier and Ives feel to it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on July 12, 2014, 03:36:16 PM
 :clap:

You have some soldiers in a row on your left tree trunk.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on July 12, 2014, 05:35:16 PM
Wow..everyone has done such a terrific job. They are lovely.  We are ALL winners!!!
This was a fav lesson.
 :clap:    :clap:     :clap:      :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 12, 2014, 07:18:33 PM
 :thankyou: Jill, Mea, Natalie and Tousabella for the encouragement comments.

Natalie,  :thankyou: for the reminder, I'll deal with those guys!!!

Pura vida
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on July 13, 2014, 06:17:09 PM
Altogether a lovely painting - a bit "soft", but  nevertheless beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on July 14, 2014, 03:00:17 AM
Altogether a lovely painting - a bit "soft", but  nevertheless beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm perusing all the pastel lessons to get an idea of what I can expect to do with pastels.

Dennis, what did you mean when you said the painting was "a bit "soft"?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 14, 2014, 05:33:21 AM
Dennis,  :thankyou: so much for your encouraging words!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on July 14, 2014, 01:29:00 PM
Val, by "soft" I mean that the painting is mostly in the mid tone ranges in all the colours. The painting need some more darks in strategic places to make the painting a bit more "dramatic".

Look at it another way. If a circle is painting in only one tone then it appears flat. To give it volume it needs a shadow and a highlight to make it look like a sphere.

Hope this explains it O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on July 16, 2014, 11:45:46 AM
Perfect explanation Dennis. I shall keep that thought in the fore. (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512045.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on July 16, 2014, 02:58:35 PM
I'm glad you asked Val-I didn't know either.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on July 16, 2014, 05:04:53 PM
Nice painting Juan :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 16, 2014, 07:08:57 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Judylh on August 08, 2014, 08:16:23 AM
Here is lesson #10 Small Stream 81/2 x 11 done in my pastel paper sketch book

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 08, 2014, 08:49:15 AM
Another nice one, Judy.  You did well with making the rocks in the brook look real.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Judylh on August 08, 2014, 09:21:30 AM
 :thankyou: mea!!!! I really am having a lot of fun with the pastels and every lesson I learn so much and become more and more comfortable and confident!  :yippee:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on August 08, 2014, 10:09:40 AM
Judyth, it's wonderful.  I love the shadings and the little bridge is very inviting.  Great job.  Isn't this fun?  I'm in love with my w/c, but this is sure 'edging' in!  LOL
 :clap:     :clap:      :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Judylh on August 08, 2014, 10:21:31 AM
aaahhh thanks so much Retta! YES it is soooooo much fun! I am sticking with the Lets Draw Course and Pastels for now ... maybe soon though I will venture out and try my hand at water colours and other mediums.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on August 08, 2014, 11:12:10 AM
Beautifully done Judith.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on August 08, 2014, 01:38:39 PM
Nice one Judy  :clap: :clap: :clap:   Your blendings are coming along famously   O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Fiona on August 08, 2014, 01:45:39 PM
It's lovely Judy  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Judylh on August 10, 2014, 06:58:13 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle Val and Fiona!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on August 11, 2014, 06:54:05 PM
Judy, you are well on your way. Very nice :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Judylh on August 12, 2014, 01:28:53 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis I am very excited to be here and so pleased with all my creations so far I am having soooo much FUN. I am so grateful I found my way to this amazing website. You and Nolan have done a brilliant job! I just love both of your teaching styles and so grateful for all the support and encouragement from everyone! Thanks again!!! ♥
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: sally13 on October 14, 2014, 09:04:59 PM
This was a good lesson, I learned a lot with the grasses and bushy areas. I like the way my stream turned out too.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on October 15, 2014, 05:18:25 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tania on October 15, 2014, 05:20:41 AM
Looks good, Sally!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Fiona on October 15, 2014, 05:39:41 AM
It's lovely Sally   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on October 15, 2014, 09:23:13 AM
Excellent, Sally :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Tousabella on October 15, 2014, 12:53:20 PM
Beautiful, Sally.  It's a lovely painting....I hope you have it on your wall to show it off.  It's great.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: sally13 on October 15, 2014, 12:57:54 PM
Thankyou for your kind words ,Natalie, Tania, Rhetta, Dennis and Fiona.,
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Selen on January 27, 2015, 10:35:21 AM

Hi,
I Think I am getting addicted to pastel painting :) Another painting today :)
Dennis, I love the South African themes. It was my dream destination and I made it on 2013. I have a lot of travel photos, hope to paint them in the future.

 :hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Selen on January 27, 2015, 10:56:25 AM
Well, here is my paintalong.  I struggled with the rocks Dennis and totally got lost so mine looks different than your great, great rocks!!! Boy, I need to buy a set of pencils.  Using only sticks is a challenge. Fun as always and a good lesson.  Thanks  :)



Very good weather Lynn.

Love
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Selen on January 27, 2015, 11:02:50 AM
 :2funny: I mean water....
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on January 27, 2015, 11:14:17 AM
Nice work Selen!  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2015, 11:36:11 AM
Selen you have a wonderful feel for the pastels :clap: :clap: :clap:

I never brought in the pencils to the lessons for quite some time. The reason is that you first get used to working with the sticks.
You cannot do very large paintings with just the pencils alone. Pencils are there to do the finishing touched and finer details O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Selen on January 27, 2015, 01:38:58 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis  :thankyou: Natalie

When I finish the painting I see some mistakes. It's odd that I don't see them during the class.
For this one,
1-) I have a funny tree, bottom trunk and the top dont belong to each other.
2-) My river bank with small stones is missing.
3-) Yellow bushes behind the bridge is not nice as the original painting.
 :2funny:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: sally13 on January 27, 2015, 04:33:38 PM
Beautiful Selen, you are doing very well.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 27, 2015, 04:44:13 PM
Selen,

Good work on this pastel.  I like the colors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on January 27, 2015, 07:07:53 PM
Wow ladies you have all done nice painting,    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Selen on January 30, 2015, 03:13:21 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis,  :thankyou: Sally,  :thankyou: Mea ,  :thankyou: Danielle ....trying to learn.... :hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 03:59:54 AM
Beautiful Selen  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on February 09, 2015, 11:46:58 AM
Good job Selen!!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on March 04, 2015, 09:27:04 AM
I have not been on this thread for awhile. So I am just going to say well done everyone.  O0 O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on March 31, 2015, 07:04:45 PM
Here is my small streem,  I have not touched pastels in about 9 months, it was nice getting back into it.  Your critics are always welcome.   
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on March 31, 2015, 07:57:20 PM
Nice clean painting, Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just thin down the left branch of the tree on the right. It is much too thick O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 31, 2015, 08:55:13 PM
Danielle,

I love the way you did the little pebbles between the larger rocks.  Nice grasses.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Bellarina on March 31, 2015, 11:38:03 PM
Danielle, I love the way you make the sunshine through your painting.  Beautiful!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2015, 04:14:29 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis for the advice, i will do the correction.   I was a lovely subject and informative class.  :-*
 :thankyou: Mea and Robin for your continuous encouragement, much appreciated.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on April 01, 2015, 06:57:33 AM
Lovely painting Danielle, well done!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: ncwren on April 01, 2015, 12:04:38 PM
  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2015, 06:50:04 PM
 :thankyou: Val and Natalie for viewing and encouragement.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: sally13 on April 01, 2015, 08:07:08 PM
Good job Danielle. :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: NHC50 on April 06, 2015, 08:06:53 AM
 O0 O0 Danielle

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 07, 2015, 12:13:35 PM
 :thankyou: So much Sally and Nina.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Lisa gale on April 11, 2015, 08:44:32 AM
 8)  Just thought I would try a different icon.  Danielle Love your rocks!!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on April 11, 2015, 06:03:34 PM
 :thankyou: Lisa for your nice comment.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Vidar on December 02, 2015, 03:25:13 AM
This is my second attempt with pastels. I could not get the stones in the lower right corner to look good, so I used my artist licence there to change it.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 02, 2015, 07:28:55 AM
Nice work on this pastel, Vidar. 

Love how the big tree looks like it's doing a hula.

I think your rocks look fine.  I am stone-challenged.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Vidar on December 03, 2015, 12:32:55 AM
 :thankyou: Mea.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: JayJ on December 03, 2015, 04:59:03 PM
Looks great Vidar!

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Vidar on December 05, 2015, 05:14:05 AM
 :thankyou: Zayn  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on December 08, 2015, 11:55:00 AM
Beautiful scene. The stream has a very tranquile feeling and your rocks are just fine. I'd suggest a little more shadows here and there on those nice trees. Well done.

Cheers
Juan-Carlos
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Vidar on December 08, 2015, 11:55:53 PM
:thankyou: Juan- Carlos for good feedback.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Wili on June 19, 2017, 10:59:14 PM
Today my first result. I practiced a gnarled bark and a stream with stones to paint.

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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Happychappy on June 20, 2017, 04:04:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good try Wili.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 20, 2017, 07:30:16 AM
Wili,

Good work.  Every lessons shows improvement.  You will be amazed at how fast your skills build up from lesson to lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on June 20, 2017, 01:32:32 PM
Well done for a first try in pastels, Wili  :clap: :clap: :clap: As a beginner it is best to try to copy the examples as close as possible, as that is the way one learns the quickest. Take your time in doing the lessons. The tree on the right is falling out of the picture instead of leading the eye into the painting. Also study the shapes and sizes of the rocks closest to the bridge. Looking forward to seeing more of your pastel paintings O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on June 20, 2017, 06:34:33 PM
Crikey.... and I thought I jumped in over my head!  :heeha:   Great work for a first go Wili, but as Dennis has mentioned, take it slow to be sure you place things properly and understand the techniques as you go.  O0   When I first started I was so impatient to get through quickly and become a great artiste!  :whistle:   It took a while for me to finally slow down so I could really grab onto the techniques and understand how and why things were done in particular fashion and order. The old cart before the horse thing!  :2funny:

Anyway, take your time.... no punch clocks here. You'll be passing me by soon enough!
Keep on painting!  :painting:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Wili on June 20, 2017, 09:34:05 PM

It is true, I painted the picture from my memory after watching the video. Neither I followed properly the template, nor the technique. Because I felt so sad and taught after I finished the fruit bowl.


The tree on the right is an "accident", you also see the first background translucent. A weeping willow always bends over the water. This departure is against his nature. The gnarled tree is full of energy and dances ardently. It seems to me that he wants to jump over the water. The weeping willow frightens horrified  :D :D :D

I will draw it again, with calm and concentration according to the instructions :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on June 20, 2017, 11:50:37 PM
 O0 :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on June 21, 2017, 03:08:35 AM
 :heeha: You have a wonderful imagination Wili, don't ever lose sight of it. What a fun story!  ;D   I think in order for the viewer to be able to grasp your story you would have to turn your trees into actual characters. I used to do that for my sister when she was young.

In the meantime, by following the lessons closely you will learn how to wield the pastels or other medium properly which will allow you to successfully create anything you wish with readability for the viewer.  O0

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Wili on June 22, 2017, 04:20:35 AM
Val, these were my thoughts, when I had finished my work and looked at the picture :)

Okay, I tried it again and I think, it is closer to the template now.

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Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on June 22, 2017, 10:49:27 AM
 :heeha: Wow!  Such a difference!  O0   Great improvement overall, the trees, rocks, stream....  :congrats:

Keep this up and you will advance very quickly.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on June 23, 2017, 05:09:16 PM
Look at the difference now :clap: :clap: :clap: This one has much more depth in it O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 03, 2017, 06:29:37 AM
Good work Wili. You improved the shadows which helped a lot to define the objects and grass look much vivid.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Win on August 08, 2017, 01:48:03 PM
I have had endless trouble with this lesson, I kept getting lost, and one mistake lead to many. :pullhair:    Im not sure if I should just abandon it all together or truck on in the hope the end result is passable.  :think:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on August 08, 2017, 04:14:44 PM
Keep going, it's just going through that fugly stage. Don't give up on it yet, once the rest of the painting is in and you get the details,darks and highlights in it will come to life. Just take your time.   :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: dennis on August 09, 2017, 12:51:18 AM
Agree with Val, Work on the lower section  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Win on August 10, 2017, 03:18:35 PM
Will give it another chance before abandoning it :)  Thanks Val and Dennis
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #10 - Small Stream
Post by: Val on August 10, 2017, 05:30:35 PM
 :yippee: