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Title: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: dennis on November 28, 2014, 12:24:36 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about these Lessons I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these to this specific Course Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 28, 2014, 01:17:05 PM
Just traced the fuschia template onto the paper.  Ready to start. 

May have left-over turkey for lunch first.  Need to be well-nourished to keep up with Dennis.

Hope to have the finished product ready to post by end of day.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: dennis on November 28, 2014, 02:07:33 PM
Enjoy the turkey ;) Looking forward to seeing the painting O0
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: Val on November 28, 2014, 02:11:10 PM
Good on you Mea, really looking forward to seeing your painting.  :heeha:
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: Annie. on November 28, 2014, 02:12:50 PM
This is off topic and I will get  :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: for it, but I was starting to worried that Mea wasn't sleeping at the rate she produces art projects... at least I know that she eating.  So I am only half worried now  :sweat:
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: Danielle123 on November 28, 2014, 05:11:20 PM
I was just viewing the course for the moment, it is great but fast as oppose to what we are accustom to.  One thing  the background music is a bit loud and when I lower it i can not hear you  explaining some techniques and I miss it because i have lowered the sound.  Just a suggestion for other future courses.  I am aware that I can replay but still have to readjust the sound.   Hope i am not too blunt.   :blush:

Mea  looking forward to see your painting.   
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: nolan on November 28, 2014, 05:23:38 PM
we will adjust that Danielle, but will take a few days O0
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: Danielle123 on November 28, 2014, 05:25:50 PM
Thank you so much Nolan.  You are a gem.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 28, 2014, 09:35:41 PM
Danielle,

I had trouble keeping up at first, then decided to read the entire pdf first.  Then I went back to the video and things made more sense.  Did have to stop it every couple minutes, though.  Know I know why it's called and ADVANCED" course.

I hope to finish tonight.  Not sure I have the correct colored pencils.  That was a surprise twist to the lesson.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: dennis on November 29, 2014, 02:57:01 AM
Sneaky me  ;)
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Danielle123 on November 29, 2014, 06:19:16 AM
True Mea, i went to read part of the PDF too as I could not keep up with the video (and I was not painting)  :2funny: but i will read all of the PDF before I start and it should be easier.  :D  I will try that flower next week sometime as I have an other one on the go.

Some great techniques there Dennis, and I will get that water brush before I start.    :thankyou:
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: dennis on November 29, 2014, 10:35:28 AM
Danielle, it is not necessary that you get the water brush before you start. I used it because I have one ::)
You can use a small round brush but just regulate the amount of water in it - very little water.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Danielle123 on November 29, 2014, 03:34:50 PM
 :thankyou: For the info Dennis but i purchased it this morning and just saw your response.  It will be use other time too anyways. 
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Tousabella on December 01, 2014, 11:11:08 AM
Thanks, Nolan, for adjustment to the music....very distracting, and really makes me want to paint faster!!  LOL
Also, will this course be weekly?    Gee, how are you managing to squeeze in all of your courses and classes!!  I hate to have to tell ya, guys,.....but there is only TWO of you!!  LOL
Good luck, and thank you for what you do for us.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2014, 12:18:46 PM
the course opens over 3 weeks Bella O0
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Danielle123 on December 01, 2014, 07:00:47 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for adjusting the music,  i did not think it could be done after it was all registered.  Much better now.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: nolan on December 01, 2014, 07:25:01 PM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Tousabella on December 02, 2014, 01:53:46 PM
Dennis...are you working with  15" X 22"  paper after you cut your sheet?
I want to work as close to size wise as you are. 
Thanks,
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: dennis on December 02, 2014, 03:35:38 PM
I did not do any trimming after I cut the sheet in half.  The tiled template is made for that size with some room to spare around the sides for matting the size of the frame if you want to frame it. Soon I'll frame my set and hang in the lounge ;)
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Bellarina on December 04, 2014, 08:59:05 AM
Just to be clear, the paper used for this is cold pressed 300lb paper?
Please confirm, is it possible to use Hot Press paper for this lesson?
Many thanks
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: dennis on December 04, 2014, 10:12:31 AM
Robin, any paper 260lb (356 gsm) and above is suitable for the size of the template supplied. I used the 425 gsm just because I had some available. Anything below this weight and size should be stretched otherwise it will buckle.  Yes, you may use hot pressed paper. It is smoother and suitable for when you want very fine detail.

In the class situation I use 140lb CP but not larger than 12"x16". Even then it can buckle if not careful. In anything larger than this the buckle will become very obvious.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Bellarina on December 04, 2014, 02:36:32 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis
I have been using watercolor blocks.
140lb. They have been working great
for me no buckles and no creased corners
From moving the paper around.
I was really just more interested in the
Hot press or Not paper.
Looks like you prefer the Not (cold press)
paper, so I will use the same.  Thank you
Again.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: doina on December 04, 2014, 05:38:05 PM
Dennis, I was looking into the PDF and these discussions for the paper size needed to paint this course, and I could not find the dimensions. I do not have the chance to listen to the taped class until next week when I will finally be home. In the mean time I would like to order the paper. Would all of the painting in this course will be done on the same size paper? It will be good for me to know before I place the order. Thank you,
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Bellarina on December 04, 2014, 05:52:21 PM
Good question
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: dennis on December 04, 2014, 08:11:39 PM
I  have taken a 22"x30" sheet and cut it into two (each 15"x22")

Don't try and reduce the size of the paintings - smaller means lots of fiddling with small brushes and you will not not get the full benefit of the lessons.  Enjoy :flowers:
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: doina on December 04, 2014, 08:14:12 PM
 :thankyou: thank you Denis. Would all future paintings be same size?
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 04, 2014, 08:21:16 PM
OK, Dennis, I will look for larger paper tomorrow when I go into the city.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Denise808 on December 05, 2014, 09:29:00 AM
Hey Mea, have you tried "One Shot" yet? they are on Waiakamilo. It's a huge warehouse type art supply store. I'm hoping they have wc sheets as I'm on my last piece right now.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 05, 2014, 06:20:55 PM
Thanks, Denise.  I was on the bus today so got  what I needed at Fisher.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Denise808 on December 06, 2014, 05:09:54 PM
cool.  8)
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 21, 2014, 06:19:08 PM
Since we will be using the water brush and watercolor pencils in this course, I decided I needed to practice before I do my next flower.

Don't know why I chose a tree trunk instead of a flower or leaf to practice on, but here it is anyway.  Comments welcomed.


I tried to incorporate some of the techniques from my first two flower paintings in this course.  I bought an inexpensive Sakura Koi water brush with a small-size brush on it. (round #2).  Now that I see the value of the brush, is there a better brand to buy and what sizes will I need most?

I read the tutorial for the anthruium class, but did not dare to start it until I had some water brush practice.    Maybe I'll practice one of the flowers and leaves before I start the painting.

I am learning that it is not smart to jump right into a painting.  I need to be very sure I know what I am going to do before I begin.

Now for me it's more about learning the technique than painting the picture.

aloha

mea  (getting older and wiser)
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Danielle123 on December 22, 2014, 04:33:58 PM
Mea, after using the wc pencil you  will need to softened the pencil mark with the water brush.  That of course is if you want a smooth look, the tree bark may be harscher depending on your preference. It is just that the technique was to smooth the pencil marks and I can see your.   Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 22, 2014, 06:16:30 PM
Danielle.

Thanks, I see what you mean.  I tried smoothing it out but stopped because I liked the look of the rough bark.  As for the pencil marks on the ground, I thought it gave it a grassy look. 

If you look to the right of the  tree, you'll see I tried drawing a clump of grass.  Yikes, it looked awful, so that's why I kept the rough pencil marks that looked better than my attempt at grass.

I'll do more practicing with the water brush.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: Advanced Flower Painting Course General Info
Post by: Danielle123 on December 22, 2014, 06:37:49 PM
 O0