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Title: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 08, 2012, 09:04:30 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

Download Lesson 34 Template and Instructions (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/watercolours-lesson34-daffodils-template-instruction.pdf)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 08, 2012, 09:10:28 AM
Sorry about that.  :confused: Seems like the Lesson 34 entry somehow mysteriously disappeared from the site. I have just re-instated it. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Harald on September 08, 2012, 09:44:05 AM
Thank you, this time I`m eager to start :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 09, 2012, 02:14:29 PM
    well done it !!!   lol  found this one to night hard to keep up with!!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 09, 2012, 02:19:58 PM
Looks good Jennylynn!  :clap:

I have blue paint on my nose from laying my head down on my painting-so hard to keep up with Dennis today.  :sweat:

Here's my contribution


I'm looking forward to that replay just so I can hit the pause button!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on September 09, 2012, 02:23:14 PM
Jennylynn and Natalie, he was going to fast, I can't believe you both could keep up!

Jennylynn, I really like the vivid red fringe on the white flower!  :clap:

Natalie, The blue streaks in the background look great! Makes you think there is more back there.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 09, 2012, 02:25:57 PM
 :congrats:  To you both.  :clap:  :clap:  Can't believe you kept up and have all the colours in the right places!  :heeha:
Super job guys.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: SunRai on September 09, 2012, 02:29:23 PM
Good job, both of you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'd love to paint along, but I know I couldn't begin to keep up! I use the replays and then have to pause and rewind often!  I really admire those of you who paint along!  It's fun to see the paintings show up so soon after class is done!

-Pat
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: lynn p. on September 09, 2012, 05:02:13 PM
Great job ladies.  These really look like daffodils.  Don't know how you all can possibly paint along, especially in watercolor.  YIkes.  But I agree, always look forward to the early paintings by the paint-alongers. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 09, 2012, 05:08:59 PM
Nice paint alongs, Jennylynn and Natalie!   :congrats:  You've done it again!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Karen on September 09, 2012, 05:26:41 PM
I love your daffodils Jennylynne and Nathalie. painting along certainly adds excitement (and panic) to painting - you did well.
Getting up at four thirty in the morning is too much for me - i just caught the end of the lesson.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: lynn p. on September 09, 2012, 05:49:15 PM
Karen, I have a problem with the time zone thing.  You are in New Zealand, right?  Does that mean that Dennis is giving a class at 4:30 in the morning?  If yes, poor baby.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 09, 2012, 08:45:41 PM
Well done to you both.  :clap: :clap: :clap: Because of the other demo showing how to safely remove paint from a painting I had to rush the daffodils painting a bit. That you managed to complete what you did is an achievement on it's own.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Just be careful in not making the shadow of the trumpets too green. It is straight cad yellow with a touch of green only. It can also be yellow ochre with a touch of green.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Karen on September 10, 2012, 02:10:51 AM
I didn't paint along but I tried painting the daffodils anyway. I'll try again when the replay comes out.
Sorry Lynne - I am in Japan now for about three months so my time zone has changed -  if I want a quick shower etc before an on line lesson ''i will have to get up a bit earlier than the five o'clock start.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 10, 2012, 02:51:16 AM
 :wave: Hi Karen, there in Japan!  You packed your paints!  How great that you could take in the class. :yippee:

Nice work on the daffodils!  I wouldn't expect anything less.  Your work is always beautiful.

I hope you're enjoying your stay in Japan.   :1hug:

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 10, 2012, 04:58:27 AM
Karen-really nice!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on September 10, 2012, 06:04:04 AM
Wonderful job on the daffodils, Karen.  Love your background!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on September 10, 2012, 08:04:33 AM
 :clap:     :clap:      :clap:      Great job, girls!!!  I love the background on all three...Gorgeous, and the flowers are awesome.
 :flowers:       :flowers:      :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 10, 2012, 10:02:34 AM
Super work Karen   :clap:   :clap:  Background is great, I really like the way you spread out the leaves. Looks more like a field of daffodils. Your white one is especially well done.   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 10, 2012, 01:11:51 PM
karen well done on your painting of the daffodils  :clap:  like val especially like the white one  O0  hoping your enjoying your stay in japan,
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: GailBrown on September 11, 2012, 08:13:57 AM
Nice job all of you that painted along, wish I could have joined you.  Will have to catch the relay.  Spring is a long time away, so though I love daffodils, won't be any live ones for a while.  Will have to rely on photos I guess.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 11, 2012, 02:06:19 PM
    hi all this is my second attempt at the daffodils in my own time lol  appreciate any comments
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 11, 2012, 03:26:34 PM
Excellent Jenny! Great improvement in your flowers. I'm sure its much easier when you don't have paint and brushes flying about like a conductor run amuck!   ;D    :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 11, 2012, 03:30:15 PM
High drama Jennylynn!  Looks great.  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 11, 2012, 04:12:25 PM
Jennylynn, those beautiful faces are popping right out!  Brilliant!   :clap: :clap: :clap:  Well done!

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on September 11, 2012, 04:14:04 PM
Beautiful, Jennylynn!! :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 11, 2012, 05:49:51 PM
Karen and Jenny, both paintings are good but be careful of making them too orange. The daffodils are are from a light yellow to a deep yellow with only a small tinge of orange.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 12, 2012, 01:46:02 AM
 :thankyou:  all for your lovely comments, dennis I agree the "yellow"  daffodils are a bit too much orange,  will have another go  O0  and hopefully get the daffodils yellow lol
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 12, 2012, 03:55:07 AM
   this is the first one I did in class 
   this is the 2nd one io did   
   this is the third one!!   I had a go at changing the flower colour as dennis did in the class on sunday with the stretlitzia leaves,   worked very well.   I thought i would have a go rather than wasting the painting.   you have to be very careful but yes you can undo a watercolour painting! 
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on September 12, 2012, 08:19:46 AM
Great, Jenny.  It sure makes a difference, and to give the "wash" a whirl....brave girl. It turned out perfect. I didn't think it was too orange til I saw the last one.  Super job.
 :cheering:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 12, 2012, 10:31:40 AM
It's looking better now, Jennylynn.  Still, should be more pale yellow, but it's better.   :)

Work it any more and you just might put a hole in your paper.  It's happened to me!   :tickedoff:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 12, 2012, 10:33:36 AM
Glad to see someone was brave enough to try out my method of changing a painting  :clap: :clap: :clap: and look at the result  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 12, 2012, 10:39:16 AM
Dennis, I must say, I really appreciate that you showed us this technique for lifting paint from our paper.   :thankyou:

I will definitely put it to use when I need to use it.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: tina verpoorten on September 14, 2012, 12:18:44 PM
 :clap: Jennylyn and Karen for your  :painting:Jenny I love the way you show the trumpet in the first daffodil, but above all I admire both of you for your paint along. :flowers:
I made mine in 4 hours  :( see here the result. 

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 14, 2012, 12:58:52 PM
Tina, don't look at the time it takes - look at the results. Fantastic, especially the background  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 14, 2012, 01:07:21 PM
tina thankyou for your lovely comment,  your painting is very well done i really like your white one, it is done really well  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 14, 2012, 04:44:01 PM
Tina, you paint so well!  I love your daffodils, such nice work.   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

How in the world did you get such an even wash on your background?   :confused:

I painted the daffodils today and really struggled with the background.  I'll post it tomorrow.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on September 14, 2012, 04:48:09 PM
Tina, your paintings are always so r iChat in color! Beautiful.


Lillian, I am always anxious to see your paintings!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 15, 2012, 04:43:08 AM
I'm slow as usual, but here are my daffodils.
 

Perhaps should have put more texture in the white flower, but I was afraid of losing the white.

The background, not so good.   :thumbdown:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: tina verpoorten on September 15, 2012, 05:01:28 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Jenny, C. Bodine and Lillian for your lovely comments  :)
Lillian your daffodils are superb  :clap: and the background is very well done, I like it, it gives depth to the flowers environement.  :clap:
I made mine, trying to follow Dennis's advices as close as I can, but for what about the colours it is sometimes quiet difficult because I've lost the colours list of my colour box and I don't know what kind of colour "lizarine crimson" is  :blush: the colours I bought are cheap but neverthless give a nice result.
So, for my background I mixed: Ultramarine blue (nº12), darkblue (nº10) and a dark purple (nº14) with little water, and a large flat brush (Da Vinci nº 20)


Just an idea ...
My paintbox is actually a pillbox bought in a pharmacy, very practical tu use cary with and clean  :whistle:

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: musika on September 15, 2012, 05:28:08 AM
Hello Tina.
Alizarin Crimson is a dark red leaning towards blue. I can't read the tubes in your picture but is most similar to colour no.2  in your paint set.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on September 15, 2012, 05:46:33 AM
Lillian, your daffodils are very well done! I see nothing wrong with your background. Gives the impression there are other things back there.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 15, 2012, 06:31:02 AM
Lillian!  I think they're absolutely gorgeous...and I LOVE your background!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: tina verpoorten on September 15, 2012, 07:35:37 AM
 :thankyou: Ray for the information, in fact, the nº2 is quiet similar to what Dennis shows when he uses the alizarine crimson.  ;) I mix it with a little of dark purple ... :P
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 15, 2012, 08:22:31 AM
Beautiful flowers ladies!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 15, 2012, 09:51:52 AM
Lillian, nothing wrong with your background  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The top section of my palette is also a row of pill boxes.
I'm surprised that the paint tubes only have numbers on them and not the names of the colours  :o
Use #2 for the Alizarin Crimson.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on September 15, 2012, 01:31:14 PM
I have seen a similar box of wc. The tubes didn't have the names, but there was a list either on the box or on a sheet of paper.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 15, 2012, 01:42:57 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis 

I'm glad you all think my background is ok.

Tina, that's a great paint box you have, very portable.

 :thankyou: everyone for your encouraging remarks.

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on September 15, 2012, 04:51:07 PM
Well Lillian and Tina very well done.  O0 O0 :clap:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 16, 2012, 04:23:26 AM
lillian your daffodils are really well done and there is nothing wrong with the background  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 16, 2012, 04:28:27 AM
 :thankyou: Nina and Jennylynn  :1hug: :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 16, 2012, 07:59:15 PM
No, there is nothing wrong with Lillian's background because THIS is a perfectly wrong background!  I had trouble right from the very beginning...the background came out absolutely disastrous...what you're seeing is the FIFTH background (on the same sheet of paper) and any more water was going to land them in a lake so I left it.  After I gave up the first time, I said, well, let me at least try the flowers for practice...so, I did...and then I heard Dennis' voice say "be careful about the stems and their lines and keep them straight because otherwise....."  Well, here is the otherwise...I misjudged them and THEN, in fixing them, had to paint over the original dark blue background and they came out with a very odd shade of blue.  Undaunted, I moved to the flowers themselves...well, they speak for themselves.  I then went back determined to even just experiment with a background correction and it seemed to be going ok when suddenly I ran out of the shade I was using...and I could not duplicate it.  So this then became a combination of blues, purples, I don't even know what anymore and then of course I ran over several white lines and so it went.  And then, I re-tackled the leaves with straight cadmium yellow!  I decided I would post it anyway because in a weird way, it could be my most miraculous painting in that it even became something.  I only wish I had taken a photo of what it was but with seeing THIS, I'm sure you can imagine the first!

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 16, 2012, 09:35:58 PM
Mary, you can still make this into a nice painting by lifting out as much of the stems and leaf colour as you can and then painting in a dark green over it. You can even paint the green over the yellow. This will break the even yellow of the entire painting.

Post it again when you have done this.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 17, 2012, 05:05:27 AM
Mary...Mary...Mary. Follow Dennis' direction and you will have a great painting.   O0
As for your background....   :heeha:  I like it!   O0  Why? Because it has a marble y look to it. I have seen whole sheets of marble on walls which have a very similar texture. So, there you have it. Next round?   :fight:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 17, 2012, 06:12:19 AM
I didn't notice the background in the thumbnail-just the flowers!  I think your background is fine-very neutral.  Your flowers will really pop when you get some green into your stems and leaves.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 06:24:11 AM
Mary, you can still make this into a nice painting by lifting out as much of the stems and leaf colour as you can and then painting in a dark green over it. You can even paint the green over the yellow. This will break the even yellow of the entire painting.

Post it again when you have done this.

Thank you, Dennis.  Will try again and repost.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 06:26:30 AM
Mary...Mary...Mary. Follow Dennis' direction and you will have a great painting.   O0
As for your background....   :heeha:  I like it!   O0  Why? Because it has a marble y look to it. I have seen whole sheets of marble on walls which have a very similar texture. So, there you have it. Next round?   :fight:

Val... :2funny:  So you discovered the Michelangelo effect!  I'm going to try what Dennis said and hope for the best!   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 06:27:56 AM
I didn't notice the background in the thumbnail-just the flowers!  I think your background is fine-very neutral.  Your flowers will really pop when you get some green into your stems and leaves.  :)

LOL, Natalie..Thank you!  Hoping to get some green into them today!   :thankyou: again!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 08:33:25 AM
Is this any better?  :D

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: splithairs on September 17, 2012, 08:50:19 AM
I like that Mary, put a smile on my face as I am struggling with greens again. Do not worry, I will win in the end and you will soon see the results lol

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 17, 2012, 09:04:41 AM
mary i like it!  yes it is better than the first  O0  well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:  you can go and celebrate now with  :coffee:  nothing stronger  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 09:06:44 AM
I like that Mary, put a smile on my face as I am struggling with greens again. Do not worry, I will win in the end and you will soon see the results lol

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

LOL...thank you, Pete...boy, do I hear you loud and clear on the greens!   :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 09:07:47 AM
mary i like it!  yes it is better than the first  O0  well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:  you can go and celebrate now with  :coffee:  nothing stronger  :2funny:

Jenny  :2funny: :2funny:.. :thankyou:  Sure sounds better than drinking my rinse water!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 17, 2012, 11:21:13 AM
I like it Mary!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 11:45:41 AM
I like it Mary!  :clap:

Thank you, Natalie!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 17, 2012, 03:13:53 PM
There you go  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just look at the difference  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 17, 2012, 03:20:13 PM
Mary, you've knocked my socks off!  You made an amazing transformation on your painting!    :yippee:   :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 03:38:16 PM
There you go  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just look at the difference  O0


Thanks, Dennis...your guidance through this was/is greatly appreciated.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 03:40:46 PM
Mary, you've knocked my socks off!  You made an amazing transformation on your painting!    :yippee:   :congrats:

Thank you, Lillian...Dennis certainly set me aright here because I really thought it was lost.  One thing for sure now...I certainly understand pigment lifting off of the paper when you go over previously painted areas!  Amazing instructors we have here!  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 17, 2012, 03:44:52 PM
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Amazing instructors we have here!

I agree, Mary.  I'm so glad you stuck with it and followed the instruction of the instructor.   :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 17, 2012, 03:50:00 PM
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Amazing instructors we have here!

I agree, Mary.  I'm so glad you stuck with it and followed the instruction of the instructor.   :)

 :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Leana on September 18, 2012, 01:26:48 AM
 :heeha: you guys and gals truly rock with the Daffodils... awesome job everyone...even through all the trials and tribulations I read along this thread...you have done brilliantly.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

As children we also called Daffodils "Cups and Saucers"   :D
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 18, 2012, 12:35:55 PM
 :yippee:  Good job Mary.   :clap:  See, just goes to show the only thing too far gone for redemption is me!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 18, 2012, 07:13:30 PM
:yippee:  Good job Mary.   :clap:  See, just goes to show the only thing too far gone for redemption is me!   :2funny:

LOL...thanks, Val...well, then I guess I'm in good company!   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 23, 2012, 08:15:47 AM
Nice paintings everyone, I am aiming to do mine today, so heres :gl: it turns out as good.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 23, 2012, 10:24:07 AM
Thanks, Rita and Imbatman....and a special thanks, to you, Imbatman, for the amazing pictures you've shared.  You are a very talented photographer indeed.  And you're always an inspiration, Rita.  Even in the midst of my little painting calamaties!  Almost done with the rose...yikes...entertainment will abound
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 24, 2012, 01:08:39 AM
Well everyone,

Here is my attempt at the daffodils.

Dunno that I'm super happy with this one.

Let me know what you think.

Daffodils
Daffodils


Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 24, 2012, 02:58:06 AM
I say WOW with every painting you do, Batman.

This is another WOW!  Brilliant!  That white flower knocks my eyes out!  Very nice!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 24, 2012, 03:47:14 AM
I have to agree-your white flower has a realistic feel to it.  Beautiful watercolor.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: GailBrown on September 24, 2012, 04:29:49 AM
Batman your daffodils are very striking.  You have a unique approach that I see in most of the paintings that you do.  You usually chose intense colors and your images are hard edged. They are as unique as a signature.  Look forward to seeing more of your work.  There is obvious progress as you have worked through all the lessons.  Congratulations on your growth.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on September 24, 2012, 04:40:32 AM
Batman, looks good.  O0 O0
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on September 24, 2012, 06:17:30 AM
Batman - you did a GREAT job....and even with your intense colors which I love, you've made them, the white one, particularly, look fragile and airy...wonderful!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 24, 2012, 06:29:00 AM
Vibrant colour is definately a trademark for you. Great job. The background is really interesting...rather like a wall of water running down. Very cool.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 24, 2012, 08:39:21 AM
:thankyou: Lillian, Natalie, Gail, Nina Mary and Val.

Dunno why, but the flowers in this one didn't really satisfy me in the end - I didn't feel the yellow ones quite got there. The white one though, I thought got it done.

Oh well, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess, and as long as the viewers of a painting likes it, that is what is really important.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: SunRai on September 24, 2012, 09:08:32 AM
Batman - nice work on the Daffodils!  The white one is especially nice, and since it is more defined, it POPS, and is a nice focal point, with the others doing the supporting role in the background.  And, as others have said, I love your intense colors!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 24, 2012, 01:05:44 PM
Thanks SunRai.

As I said, initially I was a little disappointed with the yellows, but I guess that was Dennis's intention with that composition wasn't it? The big bold white one was supposed to be the star of the show with the yellow ones there in a supporting role.

Batman.

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 25, 2012, 02:00:25 AM
Quote
The big bold white one was supposed to be the star of the show with the yellow ones there in a supporting role.
  O0
 
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 25, 2012, 02:49:15 PM
Dennis, must be satisfying when the students seem to "get it"!  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Riya on September 26, 2012, 10:05:50 AM
Very beautiful daffodils, Batman in your own very special style: Vibrant!! :smitten: Well Done!! I like the background, it's as if the flowers are on top of a rock, in front of a great waterfall,  I like the "running water".  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 26, 2012, 08:41:54 PM
:thankyou: Rita. Well there's a happy accident and a half. I wasn't aiming for that effect at all! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Will have to remember that for future reference, just how I created that.

Batman.

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on September 27, 2012, 03:21:21 PM
AND.....Ta da.........Here are my daffodils!!  This is another 'do again' for the blending.


Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 27, 2012, 04:20:25 PM
You're headed for the top of the class   :clap:  :clap:  Your white daffodil jumps right off the page!   :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on September 27, 2012, 04:36:00 PM
 :clap: Retta
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on September 27, 2012, 06:23:42 PM
 Beautiful, Retta!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 28, 2012, 12:00:14 AM
Slightly out of focus photo but nice painting  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on September 28, 2012, 03:03:26 AM
Very nice stuff Retta.

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on September 28, 2012, 12:14:23 PM
Thank you all for the great comments. It's tough to get the camera man at their best, even when payment is chocolate chip cookies!!      ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on September 29, 2012, 01:44:19 AM
 :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on September 29, 2012, 08:02:05 AM
retta  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  your daffodils are really well done  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on September 29, 2012, 02:55:09 PM
 :eek:  Cookies?!   ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: SunRai on October 06, 2012, 03:54:12 PM
I finally finished my Daffodils.  I struggled with this one, and am not really happy with it, but it's done!  I try another one later.

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on October 06, 2012, 05:26:00 PM
Nice, pretty painting SunRai

Batman
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on October 06, 2012, 05:47:05 PM
Pat, your daffodils are awesome, so is the background.  The greenery is nicely executed but perhaps you could add more green.  Really, it's lovely as is and I think you've done a great job.    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: SunRai on October 06, 2012, 10:43:40 PM
Thanks for the nice comments!  :thankyou:

Lillian - yes, I think more green would help take the "boring" out of it!  I just got to the point where I couldn't see that, but now - YES!  I'll add the green, and I'm sure I'll like it better.  Thanks! 
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 07, 2012, 03:49:45 AM
Well, adding a darker green on the leaves was the only thing I could come up with as well Pat. Well done.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on October 07, 2012, 08:13:22 AM
Your flowers are gorgeous!  :smitten:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: jennylynn on October 07, 2012, 10:02:52 AM
pat love your daffodils, i agree with the others make the leaves a little bit more green, and it will make all the difference  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: eftpower1 on October 12, 2012, 05:17:35 AM
Pat and Bella

Both very nice,   

 :knuppel2: :knuppel2: Looking at yours is giving me a "gentle nudge" to get my corrections done and post the results1  :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

 :thankyou:, I think!   :2funny: :2funny: :yippee: :yippee:
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: diddywinks on October 12, 2012, 08:54:33 AM
thought i'd put my 2cents worth in - i love - love your daffs. & yes i'd green - up the greenery ; but... i'd focus on the blooms & change it from a portrait to a lanscape & cut off the majority of the greenery.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: SunRai on October 12, 2012, 12:11:25 PM
Thanks everyone for you comments and suggestions.  I addes more green to my leaves, and it does help.  I think I would need to remove some more paint and add even more green, or paint another version with more green in the leaves, to really make it right.  But this does improve it. 

This is what I love about this group!  There are so many willing to give good critiques, and it helps so much to have other eyes looking.  I just couldn't see what was wrong, but it just wasn't quite how I wanted it to look.  Then, you saw it right away and pointed it out, and I couldn't see what you were saying was just right!!  THANK-YOU all!   :hug:

Here's both versions together so you can compare -

The original   

The revised   
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 12, 2012, 12:31:02 PM
That's the ticket Pat.   :clap:   :clap: The bit darker green makes a big difference.  O0
I do like that background.   O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on October 12, 2012, 05:27:08 PM
Much better now, Pat.  Your flowers pop off the page.  Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on October 12, 2012, 06:50:29 PM
 :clap:  :clap: Wonderful colors, Pat!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ImBatman on October 13, 2012, 02:51:47 AM
Nice work Pat, the greens improved the painting and made the flowers separate from the leaves a little better.  O0

Batman.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: eftpower1 on October 15, 2012, 04:58:50 PM

Not sure what happened, I apparently did not post the painting I did the day of the live class  But here it is now  "My Scamper along"

number 1; 

And here is the revised version . this is the same painting but corrected.   If you notice the 7 to 8 o'clock position on the white flower, you will notice that in lightening the original, I damaged the paper, ( rubbed instead of blotting)

number 2

The difference with the very dark background is amazing!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on October 15, 2012, 07:07:31 PM
Pat ...that really made a difference. Great job.  I really like them.

Brian...the dark background sure makes a difference. WOW  They are really nice.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 16, 2012, 06:06:11 AM
 :congrats: Very nice work Brian. The dark background has those daffys just popping off the page  :heeha:
It's so easy to damage the paper when it's wet, must be very, very gentle...practice shaving a balloon...that should give you a light touch!  :eek:  'BANG'   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2012, 06:15:51 AM
Very Pretty, Brian! The dark background made a huge difference!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on October 16, 2012, 06:35:31 AM
Love seeing the contrast between the two!  :clap: Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2012, 08:46:04 AM
FINALLY, finished a lesson!!! 1 done 35(?) more to go!!!! Just in the wc! Unknown # in oil!!!!!!  :sweat: I don't know if I will ever catch up!

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on October 16, 2012, 10:41:41 AM
 :smitten: CBodine!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 16, 2012, 03:02:27 PM
Beautifully done C.  :clap:  :clap: Flower colours are excellent and love the background. The flowers just stand right off the page. Gorgeous!  O0
You're ahead of me...I'm actually still back at clouds! Jumped ahead 30 lessons to have a go at paint-a-longs...really need those early lessons   ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on October 16, 2012, 03:08:59 PM
Thank you!

No, Val, I'm not ahead of you!, I just skipped a bunch of the lessons! :whistle: !,

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 16, 2012, 03:17:13 PM
SSSsssshhhhh! "HE" might hear.....  :eek:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on October 16, 2012, 03:39:54 PM
Three more lovely daffodil paintings appearing! 

Brian you did well on the paint along.   :congrats:  Your revised version is painterly, a style I really like.  You amaze me with your progress, doing so well with watercolor.  I can't see any damage to the paper at all but then I haven't examined it with a magnifying glass.   ;D

C., your painting is beautifully done, looks to be very well executed over all. 

I love the background.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: eftpower1 on October 16, 2012, 05:31:24 PM
 :thankyou: for the positive feedback.

Christina: Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!!!! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:

Val. I will have you know I have NOT touched a razor in over 25 years...And I will NOT touch one NOW!!!! :2funny: :2funny: :yippee: :yippee:  ( when I was still working, my clients called me "Chewbacca".. :goofy:)

Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 17, 2012, 06:36:30 AM
Val. I will have you know I have NOT touched a razor in over 25 years...And I will NOT touch one NOW!!!! :2funny: :2funny: :yippee: :yippee:  ( when I was still working, my clients called me "Chewbacca".. :goofy:)
Brian
You and Lloyd both!   ;D  Must be why I feel a 'certain' kinship to you!   :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: eftpower1 on October 18, 2012, 05:20:17 PM
Lloyed is  obviously a man of breeding and culture!    :smart: And the fact that he also chose a partner with the name of Val  just cements it!!! :clap: :clap:

Brian


Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on October 18, 2012, 05:30:31 PM
Obviously, you've never met a Newfie!   :2funny:
Actually I thnk they are the most friendly, caring, fun loving, giving people I have ever met. So I'd say that puts you in some exceptional company.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on October 23, 2012, 07:59:54 AM
BRIAN NICE JOB. I LIKE THE SECOND ONE BETTER.  O0 O0 O0 O0 SUNRAY GOOD JOB.  O0 O0 O0 O0
C.B. FRAME THOSE GIRL!!! LOVE THEM.  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
NINA  :flowers:   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: C.Bodine on October 23, 2012, 09:08:24 AM
 :thankyou: Nina!  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on November 14, 2012, 11:28:36 AM
Here is my painting of my Daffodils. I did my own composition. Enjoyed painting these. Let me know what I need to improve on.  ;D
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on November 14, 2012, 12:25:01 PM
Well, my answer to what you can improve on, Nina, is NOTHING!  I absolutely love what you did with this - especially your leaves...I think it's just wonderful!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: SunRai on November 14, 2012, 12:38:04 PM
Nina - this is a great painting!  I lile everything about it, but especially the little buds you added!  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: polliwag on November 14, 2012, 12:43:02 PM
Wow, Nina.. pretty, pretty! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on November 14, 2012, 12:56:29 PM
 :smitten: it Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bhavna on November 14, 2012, 01:04:18 PM
Nina this is awesome..your composition worked really well  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: eftpower1 on November 14, 2012, 02:00:25 PM
Nina!!
Dirtyraserfras :knuppel2: , I just got rid of the last bunch of bees  and here you go painting another set of dag nag near perfect daffys... :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: Wonderful Job! :clap: :clap:

And on top of the flowers, leaves and buds,, I love the back ground

JUST beautiful :smart: :smart: :painting:

Brian

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on November 14, 2012, 03:27:12 PM
 :blush: :blush: :blush:  ah you guys are so sweet. Thank you for your kind words. I just decided to draw my own little daffodils and paint them. I was not sure about the background. But I guess it is all right.
Nina :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: eftpower1 on November 14, 2012, 04:32:25 PM
Nina,
Re: your background

MORE than"alright"!!!!

I Like it!!!
Brian
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: lynn p. on November 14, 2012, 09:15:42 PM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: I love it that much Nina!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on November 15, 2012, 12:56:14 AM
Beautiful, Nina  :clap: :clap: :clap: That's what I like to see - your own compositions using the techniques taught. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on November 15, 2012, 02:04:38 PM
 :thankyou:  Lynn,  :thankyou:  Dennis. That makes me feel good to know I got a  :clap: O0 from my teacher. Dennis when I started with you on the first watercolor lesson. I knew nothing about them. I have learned so much from you. Not saying that I still don't get fustrated, because I do.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on November 15, 2012, 03:47:39 PM
Nina, join the club  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: There is not even a professional who does not get frustrated every now and then when things don't work out as planned. It is all par for the course. It is part of the learning curve - and we are ALL still learning although on different levels of expertise. I don't believe anyone who tells me they have "arrived"
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Lillian on November 15, 2012, 06:07:23 PM
Nina, I'm so glad I took time out to drop in on the forum.  Your daffodils painting is stunning!

Well done!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:    :flowers:    :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on November 16, 2012, 05:17:48 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian much appreciated. I enjoyed doing them?
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on November 17, 2012, 01:54:06 PM
Dennis when I started with you on the first watercolor lesson. I knew nothing about them. I have learned so much from you. Not saying that I still don't get fustrated, because I do.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Nina, join the club  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:   I don't believe anyone who tells me they have "arrived"
On this I agree 1000%! Just ask Lloyd...he still keeps my straight-jacket in reserve....  :D
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on November 17, 2012, 02:17:40 PM
Now Val I can understand the straight-jacket.  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: poor Lloyd.  :confused: :confused:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on November 17, 2012, 02:22:47 PM
 :thankyou:    I think?  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Kelley on November 17, 2012, 10:11:41 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Happychappy on December 02, 2012, 05:57:31 AM
 :clap: Nina, A lovely work of art.  Dennis you have such wisdom which which you impart and which I thoroughly enjoy reading.  Patricia    :urwelcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on December 02, 2012, 06:25:26 AM
 :thankyou:  Patricia. Yes we have all learned a lot from the Clark boys.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bhavna on February 13, 2013, 10:20:52 AM
Here is my daffodils painting  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: NHC50 on February 13, 2013, 10:42:26 AM
 O0 O0  bhavna.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bev S. on February 13, 2013, 10:43:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Another winner Bhavna. . . . and just in time to banish the winter blahs. . . .! O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on February 13, 2013, 11:49:01 AM
Bhavna....great job!  They are beautiful, and the shading on them is great.  :smart:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: dennis on February 13, 2013, 12:07:14 PM
Bhavna, you have captured the 3D effect in the white flower very well  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Zach on February 13, 2013, 12:14:22 PM
Looks great Bhavna :clap: :twothumbs:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bhavna on February 13, 2013, 02:35:36 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis
 :thankyou: Nina, Roxy, Tossabella and Zac :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on February 13, 2013, 06:30:53 PM
How pretty.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on February 14, 2013, 03:23:58 AM
Well done Bhavna  :clap:   :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bhavna on February 14, 2013, 05:57:08 AM
 :thankyou: Sarah and Val
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: ncwren on February 15, 2013, 05:24:11 AM
 :smitten: Beautiful job Bhavna!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Denise808 on March 12, 2013, 06:46:47 PM
Here's another bunch of Daffodils... :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Rkymtnmary on March 12, 2013, 06:56:29 PM
You did a beautiful job, Denise.  They're just lovely!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Denise808 on March 12, 2013, 07:05:57 PM
oh, so sweet of you, thank you Mary...
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Tousabella on March 12, 2013, 07:09:03 PM
Denise....lovely painting. The flowers look great and shading enhances the picture.  Good job!!
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Happychappy on March 13, 2013, 02:17:55 AM
 :clap: :clap:  Bhavna and Denise, Very nice daffodil paintings.  Love them.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: njnjgirl on March 13, 2013, 03:32:32 AM
Just looked at all the daffodils and they are all lovely.  :smitten: It is my favorite flower.  They look so happy!   Bhavna and Denise, your latest additions are beautiful as well.   Very nice work1 :painting: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 13, 2013, 05:17:44 AM
Lovely, Denise! The frilly edges are so nice and...well frilly.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on March 13, 2013, 07:56:42 AM
Well done.  :clap:    :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Denise808 on March 13, 2013, 09:00:28 AM
 :) Thank you ladies, I enjoyed painting these :)
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: njnjgirl on March 27, 2013, 11:47:06 AM
I struggled with this one.  I lost the nice clean edges of the flowers and couldn't get the leaf color right...
 
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Val on March 27, 2013, 01:12:40 PM
It's those g-r-e-e-n-s! They can drive you mad with the mixing!  :banghead: Funny how some days the just come out right, while others...  :goofy:

Regardless, I think you still did very well  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: njnjgirl on March 27, 2013, 02:25:21 PM
Val, you are so right....greens are unique challenge. :D   Thanks for nice words though.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Sarah (arch) on March 27, 2013, 04:45:02 PM
Well these last two have gone and done it to me. I am longing for daffodils and longing to paint daffodils. Very pretty.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Denise808 on March 27, 2013, 04:57:16 PM
The greens look more than fine Mary Lou. Pretty Daffodils... :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: njnjgirl on March 28, 2013, 01:51:02 AM
Thank you Sarah and Denise.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bev S. on March 28, 2013, 02:05:33 AM
 O0 Sorry you had to struggle, Mary Lou but they still look just like Daffodils and they still make me long for spring and great waves of them brightening up the gardens.  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Happychappy on March 28, 2013, 05:34:52 AM
 :clap: Mary Lou, everything you do is just great and the daffodils are no exception.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: njnjgirl on March 28, 2013, 01:06:50 PM
Well. I really appreciate that Roxy and Patricia.  Thank you  :thankyou: . 
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 02, 2013, 10:18:33 PM
We went to Daffodil Hill this weekend and afterwards I was delighted to discover that Dennis had a lesson on painting daffodils! I've rushed ahead a bit in the lessons, but couldn't help but try this now...

Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Denise808 on April 02, 2013, 10:38:10 PM
You do such great work Sharon! Really love your rich, deep colors and contrasts :yippee:
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Post by: dennis on April 03, 2013, 02:21:24 AM
Mary Lou and Sacgal, each one of your paintings are excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sarah (arch) on April 03, 2013, 05:46:06 AM
Pretty!!! You did a fine job skipping ahead! But then you are a very good :smart: .
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 03, 2013, 07:00:07 AM
Thanks Denise, Dennis & Sarah - and now it's time to go back to some of the beginning lessons!
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Post by: Val on April 03, 2013, 11:41:27 AM
Very nice work Sharon  :clap: :clap: Looking at your painting I would never have guessed that you'd skipped ahead. Looking forward to seeing what's to come.  O0
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Post by: njnjgirl on April 03, 2013, 05:24:56 PM
Thank you Dennis.  Sacgal your painting is really very pretty.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 04, 2013, 08:39:44 AM
 :clap:Mary Lou - and everyone else - I'm enjoying your paintings so much - it gave me the courage to post mine!
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Post by: Happychappy on April 05, 2013, 06:32:05 AM
 O0 Beautiful Daffodils Sacgal.  Patricia
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Post by: ncwren on April 05, 2013, 07:23:38 AM
 :smitten: Sacgal
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 05, 2013, 10:58:42 AM
thanks, Patricia & Natalie - I'm really appreciating how positive this forum is, especially for a beginner painter...Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: polliwag on April 05, 2013, 11:56:41 AM
Denise, Bhavna, Mary Lou, and Sharon... You have done very well on the daffs!  Just love looking at all your work!
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Post by: globe4 on May 12, 2013, 03:00:33 PM
Here's my daffodils
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Post by: Happychappy on May 12, 2013, 04:15:09 PM
 O0 O0  Very nice Tanya.  Patricia
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Post by: jrhall036 on May 12, 2013, 07:41:25 PM
Tanya, another winner!  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your daffodils are as pretty as they can be!   :flowers:

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Post by: Denise808 on May 12, 2013, 09:00:57 PM
Beautiful Tanya! Your greens are great too  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dennis on May 13, 2013, 12:39:54 AM
Well done, Tanya :clap: :clap: :clap: See how the white flower stands out against the darker background.
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Post by: Val on May 13, 2013, 01:52:37 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 13, 2013, 02:22:38 AM
Excellent Tanya! O0 O0
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 15, 2014, 01:37:20 PM
Here is my version on the daphodils.
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Post by: C.Bodine on September 15, 2014, 01:40:22 PM
Really nice painting, Danielle. Great, strong colors!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 15, 2014, 01:49:57 PM
Excellent daffodils, Danielle.  The white one is exceptionally good looks so real!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: ncwren on September 15, 2014, 02:02:10 PM
 :heeha: These are beautiful!  :clap:
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Post by: dennis on September 15, 2014, 04:11:56 PM
Danielle, the petals are perfectly executed - especially the white one :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: jillh on September 15, 2014, 07:53:51 PM
Lovely painting Danielle.  The petals look real.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on September 16, 2014, 05:39:07 AM
Another brilliant painting.  :clap:  Excellent depth in the trumpet parts.  O0  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bellarina on November 24, 2014, 10:18:59 AM
My attempt at the Daffodils painting.  Not quite
know what to think. :-\
 :help:  Whats missing?
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 24, 2014, 11:17:09 AM
Robin,

Maybe if all three were yellow, it would be more appealing????

I like the depth that you got in the trumpet part and the background is really nicely done.

aloha

mea
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Post by: ncwren on November 24, 2014, 11:38:53 AM
Perfect 3D effect  O0
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Post by: NHC50 on November 24, 2014, 12:02:51 PM
I see nothing wrong with your painting.  O0 O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: Danielle123 on November 24, 2014, 12:12:12 PM
Beautifully done Robin.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bellarina on November 24, 2014, 03:39:48 PM
 :thankyou: Danielle, Nina, Mea and Natalie
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Post by: C.Bodine on November 24, 2014, 05:36:08 PM
Robin, your painting is beautiful! Very 3 D looking, as Natalie said.  I think the background really makes the flowers pop.
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Post by: Tousabella on November 24, 2014, 06:12:26 PM
Gee, Ladies!!  Beautiful daffodils.  They are all so lovely.  Good job, all of you.
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Post by: Bellarina on November 25, 2014, 03:28:36 AM
Thank you Retta and Christina.  I was very pleased with my background, it has the
appearance of suede, almost pastel like. I struggled a bit with the flower, but
was determined to finish. 
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Post by: dennis on November 27, 2014, 10:21:37 PM
Excellent daffodils, Robin :clap: :clap: :clap:    The white flower is there for shading practice as many struggle with painting  white flowers. O0
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Post by: Bellarina on November 28, 2014, 08:28:30 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis
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Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2015, 10:51:30 PM
My submission for this lesson.  Not real happy with it.  Will have to try again.   :(

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Post by: ncwren on April 08, 2015, 12:01:13 PM
Sherri go REALLY dark on your background.  O0
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Post by: Sherri on April 08, 2015, 01:37:24 PM
Thanks Natalie - I will go darker.  Thanks
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Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2015, 01:53:19 PM
Nice work Sherri,  i agree with Natalie, also you should add your shadows on the leaves at the base of the flowers.
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Bellarina on April 09, 2015, 03:10:32 AM
Nice work on the petals Sherri.
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Post by: dennis on April 09, 2015, 03:07:00 PM
Well done on the flowers, Sherri.  :clap: :clap: :clap:  From what I can see in the painting you have tried to paint the background with a dry brush (brush strokes cannot merge).
More water is needed to paint a more smoother background (Wet-in-wet) O0
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Post by: Tousabella on April 09, 2015, 03:29:11 PM
Flowers are great, Sheri, but I agree -- darken up your background n the shadows.  You are doing so well with your painting....proud of you!
 :flowers:
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Post by: Sherri on April 09, 2015, 04:25:30 PM
Thanks Dennis and everyone else for the advice.  I just keep struggling with the backgrounds!!   :tickedoff: :tickedoff:  I will try more water and darken up the background.  Will also add shadows on the stems.

Sherri
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 13, 2015, 02:32:40 PM
I do hope you'll repost after you darken up the background, Sherri - I love your flowers and they'll really stand out against a deep, dark blue...
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Post by: Pinuccia on April 13, 2015, 09:49:22 PM
Jenny beautiful. I like your third attempt very much I think you have nailed it. :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dragonmiroff on February 06, 2016, 03:28:40 PM
Hi all,

With spring in the air, the daffodils shooting up in staffordshire, Birthday cards needed, I decided to use the daffodil class. What do you think?

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Post by: Val on February 07, 2016, 04:43:38 PM
This will make a lovely birthday card, made all the more special because you painted it!  O0 Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: dragonmiroff on February 25, 2016, 09:12:42 AM
I've done it properly now in A4. Just a note, I have been using watercolour pencils...........faber castell albrecht durer....they are both pretty and a joy to work with.

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Post by: Ribezla on February 25, 2016, 10:30:15 AM
I like your daffodils.  :) I hope they will soon bloom in the gardens.
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Post by: Happychappy on February 25, 2016, 12:00:19 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Nicely done Leanne. 


Patricia
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Post by: mea hamo pena on February 25, 2016, 05:11:51 PM
Lovely daffodils (Hmmm...what's the difference between narcissus and daffodils??).

I'll bet they are prettier than the photos shows them to be.

aloha

mea
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Post by: mea hamo pena on February 25, 2016, 06:04:32 PM
Oh, Leanne, I just read what I wrote and saw that it could be misinterpreted.

I meant that YOUR painting of the daffodils probably looks better than it came out as a photo.  As I am looking at the photo, it looks kind of whited out.  I'm sure the painting is brighter.

aloha

mea
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Post by: dragonmiroff on February 26, 2016, 09:31:18 AM
Dont worry  mea, i knew  what  you meant.

The daffs have been and gone in what was sunny staffordshire but we now  have  a  late frost and very very cold nights. Still for mothersday the painting brings  are great .
Title: Re: LESSON #34 - Painting Daffodils
Post by: Annie. on March 17, 2017, 07:17:41 AM
My daffodils, done while travelling.

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Post by: Win on March 17, 2017, 10:11:00 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Val on March 17, 2017, 01:27:14 PM
Very well done Annie  O0   Especially like the translucence in the white petals and the frilly bit around the trumpet.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Happychappy on March 17, 2017, 02:10:58 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautifully done Annie.  Patricia
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Post by: mea hamo pena on March 17, 2017, 06:27:55 PM
Oh, so pretty, Annie.  Delicate!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Annie. on March 18, 2017, 05:12:49 AM
 :thankyou: Val, Patricia, and Mea.

Sorry it is leaning.  Looks like rotating after I take the photo from my tablet doesn't work.
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Post by: Val on March 18, 2017, 09:04:32 AM
All fixed Annie! Now you're right side up.   O0
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Post by: dennis on March 18, 2017, 10:03:31 AM
Well done, Annie  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Annie. on March 18, 2017, 07:04:52 PM
Thank you Dennis.
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Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 19, 2017, 04:20:39 PM
Beautiful, Annie!  O0 O0 O0
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Post by: Annie. on March 19, 2017, 08:47:09 PM
 :thankyou: Steve.  You really encourage me to keep painting.  :thankyou: