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Title: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on September 24, 2014, 11:35:51 AM

In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone stay on topic in this thread. Thank You

Download template HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/acrylic/8-acrylic-mountain-stream-template.pdf)


Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: ncwren on September 24, 2014, 02:53:40 PM
 :eek: I have let this week get away from me...I am a day late!  :run:

It's done.  :-\
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 25, 2014, 12:09:24 AM
Natalie,

Love the sky, background mountains, and the tree on the left.  There's something about the rocks in the snow that looks odd.  Not sure why or even how to make it look better.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on September 25, 2014, 02:58:02 AM
Natalie, lovely sky, mountains and the tree  :clap: :clap: :clap: What I am really missing is the dark embankment as this is what adds to the drama of the painting.
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: ncwren on September 25, 2014, 10:50:03 PM
Mea....the title of the post is mountain stream...I know I didn't blow it that much.  ???

I went through my paints today and found my darkest umber.  Will give that a try later on Dennis-thank you!
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: MaryAnne Long on September 26, 2014, 11:11:09 AM
Natalie,

I went back to the template and it looked like snow to me.  Sorry.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: ncwren on September 26, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
It's ok. It's pretty bad.  ;D
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: voodoolady on October 01, 2014, 06:52:28 AM
I have made heaps of changes and decided I didn't like the final tree sticking out on the left so that's been removed.  Thank goodness for the fast fixer medium.....I've been using it on stuff I definitely want to keep and I'm really happy with my mountains (I have extra ones LOL)  so the tree covered them......I just used a wet sponge and wiped it off (the tree) and my mountains are still there just how I want them (phew)  I have a few more touches to do tomorrow and I should be able to post it.

I found the water the most challenging and still don't think I have the water right but hopefully Dennis or Nolan can offer advice once I post it. 
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: ncwren on October 01, 2014, 05:50:53 PM
Same here Jackie-that water was a PITA!  I thought I had it a few times, but I lost it again and again.  :P
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: voodoolady on October 01, 2014, 10:24:27 PM
Same here Jackie-that water was a PITA!  I thought I had it a few times, but I lost it again and again.  :P


Natalie as you probably know I use Atelier Interactive and I just happened to watch this on Youtube on yesterday morning before I started painting.  Atelier Fast Medium Fixer Demonstration Barry McCann (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9s8TuEtaqA#ws)  I thought well I have bits I like so I can use it (as I had some here) and hopefully I won't do my usual stuff up today (ever noticed that always happens just near the end  :2funny: :2funny: )  Anyway, I did and I just used a wet paper towel or two and just wiped off the bits I messed up in like 1 minute! 

I am going to use this with every stage of my painting now, especially at the end of the day when I tend to sneak back in and do "just one little bit here" aka  "I have screwed this up stage"  :2funny: :2funny:

Uploading mine as soon as I get it off the camera
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: voodoolady on October 01, 2014, 10:54:39 PM
I found this quite challenging (partly because I changed it a little from the original sketch that Dennis had (some call it artistic license, I call it oops I have an extra mountain range but I kinda like it there)   :2funny: I also tried to stay more true to the photo from a water point of view as I have many mountains and streams and pine plantations near me here that I want to try to plein air.

I am pretty happy with how it came out but I did find when I tried to put the tree in on the left that because I had changed the overall perspective of the painting that it didn't work.....so at the moment I think it still need something on the left side (hubby suggested a fisherman LOL)  I like to think of myself as a bit of a landscape artist so really enjoyed this and I am going to paint it again soon as I want to get the stream more like Dennis had it as this is not chopped up enough....but I think it still works.

Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: ncwren on October 02, 2014, 12:26:53 AM
Beautiful work Jackie!  :clap:

I like the safety net idea!  O0
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: voodoolady on October 02, 2014, 01:00:04 PM
Beautiful work Jackie!  :clap:

I like the safety net idea!  O0

Thank you Natalie.....I'm going to paint a few tree studies to see if I can paint something I think is suitable on there.  The tree I had just didn't work...but thank goodness for the fixer as I just wiped it off. I do love landscapes!  :painting:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: thegrindre on October 02, 2014, 03:04:18 PM
Hi Natalie,
I like your stream, but IMO, you have too much whitewater and not enough blue water. Your painting looks a bit lopsided and off balance.
Now then, that's just one mans humble opinion.  ;)
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on October 02, 2014, 03:09:02 PM
Very nice mountain stream Voodoolady
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Val on October 06, 2014, 09:27:52 AM
Where'd the picture go?  :confused:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: thegrindre on October 06, 2014, 10:17:57 PM
I see it. No problem.  O0
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: voodoolady on October 07, 2014, 09:52:25 PM
Where'd the picture go?  :confused:

Val, my painting and sketches folder got corrupted some how so I had to reload them all....I have put in the new link for the mountain painting I did.....let me know if you can see it  please  :thankyou:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Val on October 08, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
 :yippee:   There it is!!!!   :yippee:   

I like your extra mountain range, love the sky!  O0 I like the overall look of this, but I think if you could break up the white of the fall/rapids(?) a little bit it would make this fantastic.  :heeha:   Just an idea to boot about.....  :whistle:

Well done, great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: May lynn on October 12, 2014, 10:29:42 PM
Challenging to say the least!!!!!!!



I added a 'happy accident'  of a struggling tree  on the
cliff to off set the length of the water fall flow.

May lynn
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Happychappy on October 12, 2014, 11:30:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful paintings Natalie, Jackie and May Lynn. I don't often go into Acrylics and look around but saw your painting in the Gallery May Lynn and just had to take a look.  Gorgeous.


Patricia
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on October 13, 2014, 12:57:25 AM
Excellent Maylynn, love it Great perspective  :yippee:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on October 13, 2014, 03:32:21 AM
Beautiful painting, May Lynn :clap: :clap: :clap: Excellent downstream churning water :clap:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: thegrindre on October 13, 2014, 08:20:43 AM
WOW!!! May Lynn, you are good at this.  :clap:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: May lynn on October 13, 2014, 06:49:24 PM


Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments.


----- theGrindre,   I am still a  beginner with Acrylics,

it's the  instructor(s) that are GOOOOOOOD indeed!!!!!

Thanks, Dennis and Nolan!!!!!

May lynn
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: ncwren on October 14, 2014, 03:08:59 PM
Maylynn that is beautiful!  :clap:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Tania on October 14, 2014, 05:52:55 PM
Very nice May Lynn! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: thegrindre on October 14, 2014, 08:36:28 PM


Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments.


----- theGrindre,   I am still a  beginner with Acrylics,

it's the  instructor(s) that are GOOOOOOOD indeed!!!!!

Thanks, Dennis and Nolan!!!!!

May lynn
Well, then, you sure had me fooled...  :2funny:
No, really, you are good.  O0 Keep practicing, you may become famous one day.   ;)
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: May lynn on October 15, 2014, 02:20:16 AM
Thanks!!!!!!, thegrindre for your compliments.


May lynn
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Minny1 on October 15, 2014, 02:45:15 AM
Nice paintings everyone.It looks challenging.
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Sherri on March 07, 2015, 03:27:44 PM
My submission for this lesson.

Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Tousabella on March 07, 2015, 06:47:39 PM
Beautiful stream paintings.  Kudos, ladies, for using your artist licence!  Wonderful paintings.
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2015, 06:06:27 AM
Very good, Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap: Just make sure that level of the water at the very top level is horizontal and not sloping to the left. O0
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 09, 2015, 12:38:43 PM
I did this painting in oil instead of acrylic but I still have a problem with water. :)
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Danielle123 on June 09, 2015, 12:50:08 PM
Sherri you have made a great painting, love the perspective, beautifull water fall.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Louisa, you to did a very nice painting. Good perspective.  Nothing wrong with the water.   Just one little thing at the base of the pine trees on the left you have a straight band ,, you may want to mix it into the trees.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 09, 2015, 01:09:17 PM
Thanks Danielle, and you are absolutely right, I will fix it. :hug: :hug:
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Post by: Bellarina on June 10, 2015, 11:44:33 AM
Beautiful colors with this Louisa  :clap:
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Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on June 10, 2015, 03:57:18 PM
Thanks Robin. :hug:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Ribezla on February 27, 2016, 09:40:40 AM
This is my version of the mountain stream. It was a really good lesson. It's painted on a loose canvas sheet 45x60 cm, 18x24 in.

Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 27, 2016, 05:17:43 PM
Nice work, Sarlota.  Good depth in the mountains.  Great trees.

The water looks cold and refreshing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Ribezla on February 27, 2016, 05:42:33 PM
Thank you Mea, I love your supportive comments.  :)
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Happychappy on February 27, 2016, 07:46:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wonderful painting Sarlota, Your stream is so realistic looking. I love the realism that acrylics give and I am so longing to give them a try but am trying to catch up with all the watercolour lessons first.


Patricia
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Ribezla on February 28, 2016, 06:33:03 AM
Thank you Patricia. Realism is the reason why I like acrylics too.
When I try to paint watercolour abstract painting, I always end up realistic and then go back to acrylics.  :P
When I'm grown, in arty way, I will take all the oil painting classes and try to paint hyperrealistic flowers. That's my dream.  :sleep:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: dennis on February 28, 2016, 07:57:28 AM
Excellent, Sarlota :clap: :clap: :clap: Very good colour perspective O0
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Ribezla on February 28, 2016, 08:01:57 AM
Thank you Dennis.  :)
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on February 28, 2016, 02:06:30 PM
I love your painting, Sarlota. :smitten: It makes me want to grab a fly rod and do some fishing.
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Post by: Judy Weeks on February 28, 2016, 10:47:12 PM
Beautiful! There's so much depth in it, I love it.
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Post by: Danielle123 on February 28, 2016, 11:02:48 PM
Sarlota you did a super job, love the water.  :yippee:
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Ribezla on February 29, 2016, 06:40:20 AM
Thank you Danielle, Judy, Steve. There might be salmons in the water and a hungry bear approaching from the bushes. I wouldn't do fishing in this water, Steve.  ;D
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Tania on February 29, 2016, 01:57:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Beautifully rendered, Sarlota!
Title: Re: 8 - Mountain Stream
Post by: Ribezla on February 29, 2016, 02:53:09 PM
 :thankyou: Tania  :)