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Title: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on November 28, 2014, 10:26:08 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about Lesson #2 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
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 12, 2014, 06:50:31 PM
Dennis,

I got so caught up in doing my commission that I have not had a chance to start this.  I have read the tutorial, though, and printed the template.  I will make mine the full size this time.

Hope to get to it soon.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on December 12, 2014, 07:12:55 PM
Good on you, Mea. This way you will progress faster and learn much quicker. Take your time and don't rush. It is the excellence of the end result that you should be aiming for. O0
Eager to see your finished painting :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: BeaSue on December 13, 2014, 06:16:27 AM
Dennis, I have just purchased the advanced floral course this morning, so have not yet had a chance to get started. Looking forward to this--probably after the holidays. Is Lesson 2 also available now? Mea's post suggested that it is. I do not see this listed under "My Classes." Thank you.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on December 13, 2014, 07:10:16 AM
susan, look under courses
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: BeaSue on December 13, 2014, 07:38:27 AM
Robin, When I do that, I can no longer see the watercolor advanced course. Only the courses I have not purchased. I've responded to the e-mail PB sent me asking why I can't access this.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 13, 2014, 07:53:48 AM
Susan, have you looked under watercolor in your "My classes?"  You should find the course there. That is where mine is found.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on December 13, 2014, 07:54:30 AM
Ok Susan, it's not under courses but in classes, my bad.
Must be something with your end cause I can view the three
classes released.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on December 13, 2014, 08:04:26 AM
Susan, mine are under the "my classes" and scroll down to "flowers". The last 2 items are the flower courses. Hope I helped! ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: BeaSue on December 13, 2014, 08:27:25 AM
Thanks, ladies. Nope--not there under "flowers." The only one there, in addition to others I have purchased, is the fuchsia class. I'm sure the "boys" will get it sorted out. I don't really have time to do any of these until after the holidays, so there is no rush.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on December 13, 2014, 08:53:13 AM
then is a system "hick-up" ;D Nolan will solve it for sure.  :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 16, 2014, 07:53:55 PM
I should get that course started soon Dennis,  i think maybe after the holidays.  Most be the winter, no energy at the moment to do to much.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on December 19, 2014, 04:58:20 AM
Hi Susan--I just bought the class yesterday, and same for me.  Just the Fuschia class shows up.  Wow Dennis, just finished watching it and reading PDF.  How amazing you are.  Must buy watercolor pencils first though.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Denise808 on December 20, 2014, 01:34:36 PM
Hi Lynn and Susan,

You may already have your answer but just in case --
You will receive your classes one at time, in weekly intervals till you get all four classes  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on December 20, 2014, 08:16:53 PM
Thanks Denise.  Yes, I finally figured it out.  Not that I need more to do.  Wow, that fuchsia is doing me in! I've lost all my pencil lines and I think I didn't catch all the white areas when masking it.  I love the exercise though.  Still several more days to go and waiting on my ebay purchase of watercolor pencils to arrive.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: C.Bodine on December 21, 2014, 06:44:48 AM
Lynn, I have never seen anything you do come out less than perfect! Can't wait to see it! lol! No pressure!  ;D  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on December 21, 2014, 10:00:58 AM
Lynn, I have never seen anything you do come out less than perfect! Can't wait to see it! lol! No pressure!  ;D  O0
O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on December 21, 2014, 06:19:59 PM
 :blush:   You all are so kind!!!  Honestly, this course is great for upping one's game.  Interesting techniques. Believe me, when you see the finished product, it is FAR from perfect.  Have been drawing with a private teacher and only using pastels for the past year.  My teacher is dismayed that I am taking this on (less time for my drawing homework) and my friends can't believe I can put down my pastel sticks :heeha: . These diversions have kept me away from PB.   However, when I spotted this course it just drew me in!.  Come join us.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 22, 2014, 08:59:57 AM
I finaly got the energy to do my foxgloves painting.  Your critics are most appreciated for me to improve in the realism. 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on December 22, 2014, 09:09:27 AM
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Need I say more...
Happy Holidays
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on December 22, 2014, 09:13:03 AM
Oh my..... :smitten:
 :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: BeaSue on December 22, 2014, 09:47:55 AM
Sheesh, Danielle! You sure are setting the bar high for the rest of us! It's gorgeous!  :yippee:  :yippee:  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 22, 2014, 10:20:38 AM
Danielle, your foxglove painting is beautiful!  It's so masterfully done.  Soft colors and delicate flowers - wow.

I have been putting it off because it looks so challenging.  Now that you've done it, I will try too - but not until after Christmas.

aloha

mea

Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: C.Bodine on December 22, 2014, 10:44:10 AM
 :clap: Just beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on December 22, 2014, 11:08:17 AM
Brilliant, Danielle. Very well executed :clap: :clap: :clap: I see you just love painting water drops :2funny: O0

Sorry,Danielle. Just too close to the end of a very busy year :blush: :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on December 22, 2014, 11:27:56 AM
I am going to give my strongest critique: Gorgeous! Beautiful excellent painting :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: NHC50 on December 22, 2014, 11:45:37 AM
Critique? What Critique? We are joking right?  :2funny: :2funny: Frame it and put it on your wall. Beautifully done.   O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:

Merry Christmas Danielle.  :1hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on December 22, 2014, 12:21:59 PM
Sooooo gorgeous!!  Wonderful painting, Denise.
Happy Holidays.  OOOOOOPS.....Danielle.  I have so much on my mind, I guess!!  LOL
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on December 22, 2014, 01:05:53 PM
So I'm confused, I thought Danielle did this painting, not Denise. :confused:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 22, 2014, 01:10:26 PM
I'm even more confused.  I thought I did it in my sleep!

aloha

mea  (I can dream, can't I?)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 22, 2014, 04:00:37 PM
 :thankyou: So much everyone for your encouraging comments.   :hug:

   I do love painting water drops Dennis.   

Ps yes it is Danielle not Denise.    ;)
 
  :2funny: Mea   " (I'm even more confused.  I thought I did it in my sleep!" )

I wish all the PB family a very Merry Christmas and Happy new Year.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Denise808 on December 22, 2014, 05:18:25 PM
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Need I say more...
Happy Holidays

I agree! Except that I would just add another WOW!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

(Shoots, I would have loved to take credit for your painting Danielle!  ;))
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 22, 2014, 05:27:55 PM
Thank you Denise, appreciate  your comment.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Judylh on December 22, 2014, 09:24:27 PM
absolutely stunning Danielle
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: sally13 on December 22, 2014, 09:42:04 PM
Beautiful work Danielle,  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on December 23, 2014, 06:02:07 AM
Danielle--It is always fun to see your stunning results and to show us what IS achievable.  Just wonderful!!!!  Merry Christmas to you.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 23, 2014, 07:48:55 AM
 :thankyou: Judy, Sally,  and Lynn for your encouraging comments.    :hug:   Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 24, 2014, 02:55:04 PM
Danielle - you've outdone yourself!! These are spectacular! Oh boy, I can't wait to start on this advanced course of flowers now that I'm back from PV - just seeing how each of you has mastered this style in 4 short weeks is impressive...and inspiring...
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on December 24, 2014, 04:27:49 PM
Welcome home Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 25, 2014, 10:00:00 AM
Thanks, Robin!! It was a great trip - lots of wonderful memories and lots of photos to paint from!!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 25, 2014, 11:59:27 AM
 :thankyou: Sharron, for your nice comment.  Merry Christmas ans Happy New Year.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: jillh on December 26, 2014, 02:01:28 PM
Exquisite Danielle! 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2014, 04:45:06 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  MAGNIFICENT Danielle.  Wow, you are such a good artist as I am ALWAYS saying.



Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 26, 2014, 08:05:01 PM
 :thankyou: Jill and Patricia for you continuous encouragement.   
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on December 27, 2014, 05:44:36 PM
Danielle....sorry for the "some-timers"...us old ones get confused some times!!  LOL    It is a beautiful painting.
I hope you had a great Christmas.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on December 28, 2014, 07:04:18 AM


 :D  :thankyou:  Retta for the encouragement.  Yes I had a very nice Christmas and it is not over yet, 3 more parties for the New year.   
Hope you had a good one.  :hug:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on January 05, 2015, 07:25:46 PM
Here is my contribution.  I won't enumerate the gazillion mistakes I made on this.  Finally just decided to stop before I wore a hole in the paper.  Yikes this was a challenge.  Learning so much Dennis.  A big  :thankyou:


Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 05, 2015, 07:27:34 PM
Oh wow, would never had known you had such a hard time, it's beautiful!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 05, 2015, 07:29:55 PM
Lynn this is a great piece, you have depth and nice tonal values.    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 05, 2015, 09:03:34 PM
Lynn,

Beautiful foxgloves, just beautiful.  I have been putting this off because it looks so challenging.

I hope mine will look half as good as yours. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: May lynn on January 05, 2015, 09:25:51 PM
Dear Lynn p.


Love your foxgloves!  I am still practising on the fuchsia.

I noticed a slight pink background; did you put a
light wash on it or did you use pink tinted stock paper?

I love it as it adds a soft/serene feeling to the piece.    :painting:

May lynn

   
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on January 05, 2015, 09:29:12 PM
Beautiful, Lynn. Well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: BeaSue on January 06, 2015, 04:15:06 AM
Yea, Lynn! It's beautiful!  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on January 06, 2015, 04:26:18 AM
Thanks so much Bellarina, yes it was a challenge for me.  I started off with a drawing that was not quite right as I struggled with the leaf shapes, deciding what to paint versus what was really background in the pic.  Then later, I picked up the wrong color of red  accidentally (pencil) and just couldn't lift it off, etc.  Glad you like the outcome.
Yes Mea, I almost skipped this one and went straight to the rose but maybe I'll have more practice under my belt for it now :whistle:  Thanks for your kind words, I know yours will be great.
Thanks May Lynn.  No wash over the paper.  It's just my camera.  I do have some of those tinted papers though and wondered about them.  Mine are very small however.
Thanks Dennis and Susan.  This is a great class Dennis.

Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 06, 2015, 05:13:07 AM
It's a beauty Lynn!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on January 08, 2015, 02:19:53 PM
Wow!!  That's a keeper, for sure!  Beautiful Lynn.  All your hard work and frustration sure paid off.  It's so lovely.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2015, 11:20:49 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Absolutely gorgeous Lynn.  Can't imagine that you had a struggle with it for it looks too beautiful for words.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Val on January 09, 2015, 11:58:13 AM
Beautiful work Lynn  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 10, 2015, 04:11:51 AM
I had to pop in to see what all this Foxglove business was about. I'm glad I did because, Dennis has been teaching you lot too well! Danielle! your painting is quite something. Professional looking and detailed. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Lynn, I love how you've done a smashing job of your Foxglove too. It was worth all the effort. Well done  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 10, 2015, 06:19:02 AM
 :thankyou: Tony for your kind word of encouragement.   :-*
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on January 10, 2015, 04:16:51 PM
Tony--You should give it a whirl!  Great fun when you are not doing this: :heeha: :sweat: :'( :tickedoff:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2015, 05:43:22 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Denise808 on January 11, 2015, 01:05:53 PM
Wow Lynn, this is gorgeous, they seem to be glowing!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 28, 2015, 11:04:08 PM
Danielle and Lynn,

I have the outmost respect for you both in doing the foxgloves.  I am part-way into them and have not yet gotten to the point where I make the leaves green, so am not able to see what it is really going to look like.  Looks kind of anemic right now.

Unfortunately, it's time for bed.  Will have to wait until the morning to give it a transfusion.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: NHC50 on January 29, 2015, 05:33:29 AM
Another beautiful painting Lynn.  :clap:  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 05:38:29 AM
Mea your  :2funny:, you did great realistic paintings of the other flowers, I am sure you will succeed at that one too.  Remember it is not a race, take you time.   
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2015, 08:59:53 AM
Thanks, Danielle.  I just woke up and the foxgloves look better this morning.  I think once the leaves and stems are painted, it'll look better.  Have a free day today so will paint once I vacuum the floors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 02:34:44 PM
Another marathon painting session!
Thank you for these lessons Dennis-it's a confidence builder for sure!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 29, 2015, 02:39:02 PM
This is beautiful, Natalie!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm about halfway through mine - now I'm even more inspired to finalize it! Of course I don't know which is more difficult - the painting or the transferring of the image to the paper!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2015, 02:43:40 PM
Natalie,

Lovely foxglove painting.  So many little details.

I've got mine about half done - hope it comes out as good as yours.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 02:44:57 PM
Thanks Sharon!

I don't know how you ladies are putting this down for a time-I'm taking breaks, but if I went for more than a day I would be lost.  :confused:

I'm sure yours will be beautiful Mea! ~Thank you.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on January 29, 2015, 04:27:50 PM
beautiful painting Natalie. I am still struggling with the fuchsia. Congratulations!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 04:50:22 PM
Thanks Doina.  :flowers:

It certainly is an advanced class. Persevere! You'll be happy you did...tired, but happy.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 29, 2015, 05:00:51 PM
Awesome job Natalie.  I've still haven't finished transferring my fuschias. I am finding transferring difficult as well.
Lovely job with the foxgloves.  When you say it's time consuming, how many hours did you work on it?
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 06:00:25 PM
Robin  :thankyou:
Best guess for the fuschias was less than 18 hours painting.
Foxgloves less than 10 painting and transferring.
Definite learning curve with the speed videos.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 29, 2015, 06:08:04 PM
Yeh Natalie, I start to have an anxiety attack while watching, maybe that why I havent started.
I really wouldn't mind if the course just lasted longer instead of the fast forwarding.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: jillh on January 29, 2015, 06:35:06 PM
Excellent painting Natalie!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 07:05:12 PM
Natalie,  an other beautifull painting, great depth and colouring.    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Robin, I thought it was pretty fast too and I was discouraged but I read the handouts and it sure helped.  Also watch (speed through)  the video first to get accustmed  to it.  Then paused it a lot while painting.   Hope this helps you into not getting discouraged.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2015, 07:42:12 PM
Robin,

I agree with Danielle to watch it and read the pdf manual FIRST.  Then I actually did that a second time once I got the template onto the paper.

I am at the stage where I have to apply the colored pencils; here's hoping that they will make it look better.

Dennis gives a good lesson, but I just don't like foxgloves - never have.  But, I am not going to let that stop me.  I am determined to see it through to the finish, even though I am discouraged that it is not coming out well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2015, 07:58:31 PM
Mea, you discouraged  :sweat:  no way, I do not believe this.  You can do it.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2015, 08:05:56 PM
Excellent, Natalie. Very well done :clap: :clap: :clap:


Mea, you can do it O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 29, 2015, 08:08:50 PM
 :thankyou: Jill
 :thankyou: Danielle

Just do it Robin. Take your time and you'll do fine.
 O0
Mea-it is a marathon. You can do this.

 :thankyou: Dennis
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on January 29, 2015, 08:34:00 PM
Natalie this is truly a beauty.  So realistic and I do love that red coloring in some of the flowers :smitten:


Mea, I LOVE foxgloves but rather hated them by the end of this :D   I know you will persevere and it will have that wonderful Mea touch!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2015, 09:17:03 PM
Thank you, Lynn, Natalie, Dennis, and Danielle.  I appreciate your encouragement.  After dinner when my eyes were no longer weary, I looked at the painting again and it does not look as bad as I thought.

Now off to sharpen my watercolor pencils.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2015, 11:13:42 PM
Thanks to all who cheered me on to get this finished.  My colors are a bit off as I did not have the right colors to work with. 


While it is far from the advanced level that Dennis was hoping we'd attain, it is advanced for me.  This was the toughest painting I have done so far in my two years of art work.

Off to bed!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: NHC50 on January 30, 2015, 03:25:51 AM
Way to go Natalie. Beautifully done.  O0 O0 O0

Mea you did a fantastic job. Nothing wrong with your colors. Foxgloves come in different colors.  O0 O0 O0 Remember it is the technique.  ;)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 04:01:02 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  beautiful Mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2015, 05:16:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Natalie, your Foxglove painting is fantastic.




 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, all I can say is WOW!!!  You have come a long way.  Absolutely exhilirating to sit on the side lines and see your progress.  You go girl!!!!


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on January 30, 2015, 05:19:28 AM
Mea, Mea, so impressed!!! I love the strong colors.  It is a pro job girl :clap: :clap: :yippee: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: BeaSue on January 30, 2015, 05:29:10 AM
Oh, well done, Mea! You're taking your painting to the next level, for sure.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on January 30, 2015, 05:33:36 AM
Why you're talking yourself down? :confused: It is a lovely painting and well done. As the color, there are so many colors in nature! Not two flowers are identical! and your colors are great! You know Dennis encourages us to use our own touches! He is looking at the technique nor the shade of the color! Great job! :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 30, 2015, 05:56:36 AM
Mea.... :yippee: this is beautiful work!   :yippee:
(I bet you like Foxgloves now)


 Nina  :thankyou: Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 30, 2015, 06:38:06 AM
Thank you, all. 

Natalie, I agree about this painting being a confidence builder. 

Doina, I keep looking at it and give myself a little fist pump!

Susan, it's nice to learn advanced techniques that can rescue a painting from being less than you want it to be.

Lynn, I impressed myself with this one.

Patricia, thanks, I appreciate the comment.

Robin, thanks, I couldn't let my fan club down on this one.

Nina, thanks for the support.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Fig Artist on January 30, 2015, 07:24:37 AM
Saw the finished pic Mea, it is lovely, well done!  Hehe! Beat you to your post!! :2funny: :2funny:  does anyone know where the clap emoticon went! >:( >:(
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on January 30, 2015, 08:03:54 AM
Fiona is still there on the second row toward the middle :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on January 30, 2015, 08:32:57 AM
Lynn and Natalie...wonderful paintings. They are gorgeous.
Mea, it is a wonderful painting. You did an awesome job.


I happened to read 'the beginning' of the course again, by Dennis. And now that I had my paper cut and ready to go, or 'try', I see I have the wrong paper!!  it's 140#!!  Now, I'm on the great hunt for 260 or above. Glad I read it, cuz when I'm ready to tackle this, buckling would be a real discourager!!  I don't have enough room to stretch the paper, so, I'm on the hunt.


I'm glad to be among such wonderful artists.  You all have come so far, and your work is incredible.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 08:36:54 AM
Retta, I don't know whether it's absolutely imperative that you use heavier paper.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on January 30, 2015, 10:15:59 AM
Archer has a 300 Lb paper. The problem it is the blocks are 12x16 inches max. and the painting will need a minimum of 18x14 inches.  The flower itself is 11x15inches. You may try 12x 16, but framing will be a problem.I purchased 20x30 inches at Utrech for $13.00 plus shipping. Right now he's selling with $12.48/ sheet. Do you have an Utrech in Canada? or a dick blik? I know the shipping to Canada is very expensive. I hope I helped a bit  :gl2:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 10:49:05 AM
FYI, custom framers only need a 1/8" around the painting for matting.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on January 30, 2015, 11:01:21 AM
Thanks for the info, but, no, there's one of those here. With our Canadian dollar dropping to .78, it's just out of sight.  Even my lessons are getting "ify". 
I have a friend going to Vancouver soon, n she will look for a big sheet or two for me.  We only have a small stationery store that carries just sparse supplies for art.  I'm incapacitated for travel, and it's frustrating to have to depend on someone else. I don't like to ask too often.
I have a piece cut already of 15 X 22, but I realized it was 140#.  If it buckles on me, I'll be really be picked....but what the heck....it's only a piece of paper n a little paint.  Just another 'bump' along our road!!  Sure won't deter me from painting, but does add to the 'no confidence' every once in awhile. 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 11:09:26 AM
I have a feeling Dennis is going to say 140# is ok. But I'll wait to hear what he says.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Val on January 30, 2015, 11:23:02 AM
I have a piece cut already of 15 X 22, but I realized it was 140#.  If it buckles on me, I'll be really be picked....but what the heck....it's only a piece of paper n a little paint.  Just another 'bump' along our road!!  Sure won't deter me from painting, but does add to the 'no confidence' every once in awhile. 

 :heeha: No fear Bella!  :eek:     :2funny:   I will be doing mine on my Arches 140#.   :sweat:   Just waiting for my scapula to stop being such a pain.  :cursing: My line up is getting awfully long.... loose painting, Danielle's Mill, Pat's silhouette, Fuschias.....  :o oh! and my pastels, graphite drawings....  :faint:     :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 30, 2015, 11:56:37 AM
Bella  :thankyou: for your words.

I was a bit apprehensive using the #300 lb paper at first-it's very dense and I was worried about bending it and breaking it!

There isn't any background so no big wet issues-you will probably be just fine with it. Just be careful of your reds-staining is an issue with the white background! I had a few oopsies and scrubbed them out quickly.

I soon forgot about the paper-no time for that with this lesson!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2015, 12:28:22 PM
You can use 140# paper if you do not use paint too wet. You will notice that I use very little water in this course. If there happens to be some buckling in the paper - not a problem. Some time in the near future I will do a


short video on how to restretch a painting that has buckled without damaging the painting itself. I first have to complete the project I am busy with at the moment.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 30, 2015, 04:51:51 PM
Nothing wrong with the colours Mea,  beautifull flower foxgloves.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 30, 2015, 05:35:01 PM
Look forward to learning the technique of restretching a buckled painting, Dennis.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 06:15:07 PM
Might be about how we can iron out the wrinkles. Spraying the back and such.  Will be a good class.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 30, 2015, 06:22:33 PM
Thanks, Danielle.  Yup, I'm pleased that they came out as well as they did.

Retta, thanks.  I used 140lb. paper and had no trouble.  Used very little water and was able to clean up any mistakes quite well.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on January 30, 2015, 06:24:33 PM
Good to know Mea, thanks.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on January 30, 2015, 08:12:26 PM
Wow....I was in the middle of answering you all....and, Wham....blue screen!!!  Scary.
Thanks for all the information.  Will put it to good use.  Every time I get frustrated with blending, I go back to beginning lessons, and do some 'homework'.  I'm getting up enough nerve to try this course!   :)
I will give the 140# a whirl and see where we go!! 
Thanks, again, mates.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Fig Artist on January 30, 2015, 08:22:25 PM
NCWREN, your foxgloves are beyond beautiful, really well done! :whistle:  have to find an emoticon to replace the clap, mine has disappeared off my screen, so plenty of whistles it is for you! :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 30, 2015, 08:23:13 PM
You can do it Retta, I know you can,  I did not find that it buckled  since so little surface and water we use. 
 :gl: And most of all have fun. 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 30, 2015, 08:55:27 PM
Retta,

Go for it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on January 31, 2015, 07:02:14 AM
Thanks for the whistles Fiona.  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 31, 2015, 05:14:51 PM

Hands down, this was the hardest lesson I've ever had at Paintbasket! Glad I saved this one for the last. Got overwhelmed several times and had to walk away, than return when I felt I could tackle the next step.  I certainly learned a lot and I think it's a beautiful painting. Thanks for challenging me, Dennis - I hope you've another watercolor course coming up in the near future to continue challenging us!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 31, 2015, 05:20:31 PM
Beautiful painting, Sharon.  Totally agree that it was the most challenging so far, but we did it!!

I did fewer waterdrops and pistils than I was supposed to, though.  Shhh!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Val on January 31, 2015, 05:46:33 PM
Beautiful job Sharon.  :congrats:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on January 31, 2015, 05:49:09 PM
Beautifull Sharron.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on January 31, 2015, 09:05:17 PM
Excellent, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on February 03, 2015, 06:09:13 AM
Beautiful  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: jillh on February 03, 2015, 07:02:02 AM
Beautifully done Sharon!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on February 03, 2015, 07:41:18 AM
Very beautifully done Sharon
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 03, 2015, 08:17:09 AM
So glad the website's back up and running so I can read your comments and say thank you all so much! Now this one is done I'm looking forward to getting them framed and figuring out who will get each one!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on February 07, 2015, 04:10:59 PM
Beautiful job on your foxgloves. Framed will be awesome!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on February 08, 2015, 07:07:58 PM
Beautiful, as I knew it would be!!!!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 09, 2015, 09:24:39 AM
Thanks Retta and Lynn. My best friend saw this on my iPhone on Saturday so I'm giving it to her unframed for her birthday next month. She loves to frame her own paintings and wants to hang it near a Georgia O'Keefe print in her living room.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sherri on February 09, 2015, 09:35:20 AM
I haven't worked up the courage yet.  Trying to go through as many other lessons as I can

Sherri
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 09, 2015, 09:38:31 AM
The hardest part of this one, Sherri, was sketching it onto the paper...no pre-sketched one included! Hope you get up the courage - I know you'd nail it!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: NHC50 on February 09, 2015, 11:13:39 AM
Way to go Sharon.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on February 09, 2015, 12:03:38 PM
Quote
The hardest part of this one, Sherri, was sketching it onto the paper...no pre-sketched one included!

There was no need to hand draw the foxgloves. Below the video in the Resource Box is a tiled pdf which gives the exact size and all the details. Print it out and trace it.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 09, 2015, 12:10:19 PM
I meant we had to trace from the reference photograph - usually you provide a simplified sketch. Unless I missed it! But it was good practice for me to do that...
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Fiona on February 12, 2015, 06:19:13 AM
Well here is my version of the Foxgloves - what a challenging painting this was!!  Thank you Dennis for stretching me  :)  I did put it down and ignored it for about 2 weeks as I wasn't happy with it. Then I realised that I was scared of the thing! If it's one thing I've learned over the years it is to face your fears - so I put it back on the easel again and tackled it!

Next one is the rose - although I might have a go at some "Loose" roses first, just to get into the mood  ;D

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=19765)

As always crits, comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on February 12, 2015, 06:33:54 AM
Fiona, this is a really beautiful painting! you're right about fear. I am in the same stage with the fuchsia. I put it aside for a week. I'll try to finish this weekend, at least I will put it on the easel again! Thanks for letting us know that we are not alone in dodging the subject timt to timt. Anyway, your foxglove is great :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on February 12, 2015, 06:52:15 AM
Fiona, you tackled your fears and produce an excellent painting.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 12, 2015, 07:03:25 AM
Fiona,

Good girl - you finished it.  Lovely painting.  I refuse to call it fear, I just call it being in awe of the challenge.

I think the tops of the insides of the blossoms need more dark, even the outsides, too. 

Everything is well painted, but lacks contrast.  Get some more darks in there and this will be outstanding.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on February 12, 2015, 07:16:26 AM
 Looks fab Fi!  :heeha: :clap:
 :knuppel2: :knuppel2: :knuppel2: beat those fears into submission!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 12, 2015, 07:35:04 AM
Congrats on completing this Fiona - it's beautiful!  It was the scariest for me, too - but isn't that how we learn best by conquering our fears? I think if you lift some paint from the flower rims you'll get the contest that mea's suggesting.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: NHC50 on February 12, 2015, 09:23:25 PM
Fiona great job.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on February 12, 2015, 11:53:19 PM
Good for you in finishing the painting, Fiona. :yippee: Technically it looks very good :clap: :clap: :clap: The highlights around the ridges of the flowers could have been lighter O0
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Val on February 14, 2015, 01:40:41 AM
Good on you Fi for battling through  O0   As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Well done and worth the  :fight:    A tweak or two and you'll have a glorious painting.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on February 16, 2015, 05:22:19 PM
well done Fiona



Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Fiona on February 18, 2015, 07:05:19 AM
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions on making this a better painting. I think overall is is a little better but I'm still not in love with it. Technically it's okay but there is no love in it (strange as that may sound).

Here is the revised and tweaked version of the foxgloves ... I put it away again for a few days and tackled it again   :)

I have added some more darks and a few more highlights (Thanks Mea, Sharon et al), I'm a bit happier with it now although it's far from perfect. This was without doubt the most challenging painting I have attempted.

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=19880)

Right now onwards and upwards - the rose next methinks  ;)

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 18, 2015, 08:38:19 AM
Fiona

DITTO!

How do your get your signature so beautiful?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Fiona on February 19, 2015, 11:52:29 AM
Mea - that would be thanks to a calligraphy class I took a few years ago   :)  Turned my spider scrawls into something moderately readable!

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on February 19, 2015, 04:26:42 PM
Beautiful, Fiona.  You did a great job, and so many of us understand the 'fear'.  Glad you finished it...it's lovely. Look forward to your rose.   :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on April 08, 2015, 01:43:39 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon and Fi, great Foxglove painting by you both.




Well, this is without a doubt, the most difficult painting I have done.  My colours were so staining that I could not lift much once it was applied so there are a lot of hard lines. I think my paper had something to do with the paint not lifting as it felt as though I was painting on cardboard or masonite!!!  I used Cotman 200 lbs/425 gsm cold pressed paper.  Oooi what a struggle.  Anyway, this is the best I could do.  Patricia


Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: jennylynn on April 08, 2015, 01:47:14 PM
well done patricia on what must be a difficult subject !!  but you mastered it beautifully  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Danielle123 on April 08, 2015, 01:48:54 PM
Absolutly georgeous Patricia.  Well done. And I don't see hard lines.  :yippee: 
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Fiona on April 08, 2015, 02:08:39 PM
Well done Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I think it looks brilliant and like Danielle I see no hard lines either.

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on April 08, 2015, 03:10:58 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Jennylynn, Danielle and Fiona for your super comments when I am feeling awful about this painting.  You ladies are just so encouraging and I thank you for lifting my spirits.  You are really appreciated.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: lynn p. on April 08, 2015, 06:02:06 PM
Oh Fi and Patricia, both stunning.  Fiona,  just love those lavender hues.  Patricia, I agree, it is the hardest ever but boy did you come through with flying colors.  Both of these are stunning in their own way.
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: dennis on April 08, 2015, 06:27:59 PM
Patricia, the "best I could do" is excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 08, 2015, 06:41:46 PM
Patricia - this was an extremely challenging lesson and you nailed it. Well done!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 08, 2015, 06:56:49 PM
Patricia,

Excellent foxgloves.  I agree - it was a challenging work, but that's what "advanced" is all about.

Be proud of this one.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 03:58:25 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Lynnp, Sharon, Dennis and Mea for your lovely comments about my painting when I was feeling pretty down and wondering if it was even a cheek to submit it!!  You can therefore imagine how happy I was to receive such wonderful comments.  Thank you all so much and bless you.


As I said previously, it was without a doubt the most challenging I have ever done and was pleased that I am not the only one who found it so.  I realise that it is an advanced course but often wonder whether I am actually capable enough of being in the "advanced" league????  lol.  Anyway, I just love everything we do and enjoy every minute of it even if I struggle along the way. 


Thank you all once again for your encouragement and support which means so much to me.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Bellarina on April 09, 2015, 04:47:14 AM
Beautiful Patricia  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 05:48:12 AM
 :thankyou:  So much Robin.  I feel so much happier now after all these lovely comments.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Tousabella on April 09, 2015, 08:01:24 AM
Gee, Pat, you are whizzing right along! Your foxglove is awesome!  You did a super job on it. Looks terrific.
I'm still pluggin along with the fuschia, but you've wheeled right past!!  Beautiful!
 :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: ncwren on April 09, 2015, 10:40:23 AM
They look beautiful to me.  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2015, 10:51:55 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  So much Retta and Natalie for your encouraging comments. 


Yes, Retta, I have managed to get some "me" time and am making hay while the sun shines and am loving every minute of it!




Patricia 





Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: NHC50 on April 16, 2015, 08:11:13 AM
Way to go Patricia.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on April 17, 2015, 03:24:38 PM
 :thankyou: so much Nina. I appreciate your lovely comments. Bless you.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: doina on May 06, 2015, 05:45:20 AM
Congratulations Patricia! Beautiful! Now that I have some time on my hands, I'll give it a try, Conrats again!! :clap: :clap: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #2 - Foxgloves
Post by: Happychappy on May 11, 2015, 01:49:26 PM
 :thankyou:  Doina for all your encouragement.  You will love doing these paintings for they challenge you.




Patricia