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Title: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on November 29, 2014, 01:18:58 AM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about Lesson #4 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 #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 22, 2014, 11:32:50 PM
Wow, this was really a challenge.


Dennis, I must not have the same brands of paint that you use as I could not get my colors to match, or get a shade dark enough for the bottom leaves.  And when I went to use my watercolor pencils (Derwent Prismacolor), all of my blue shades made the leaf a bright green.

I am shocked that this actually looks pretty decent now; I almost ripped it up half way through.

Oh, and what kind of water brush should I be using?  My Sakura #2 round just seems too small for blending the pencil shadings.

I spent about 7 to 8 hours on this today, but am certain that I will be working on it again as soon as you folks give me suggestions to make it better.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on December 23, 2014, 12:16:01 AM
Wow Mea, colours or not, this painting of yours is very good on the eye, I love it. :whistle:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bill.King on December 23, 2014, 12:20:50 AM
Great job Mea, looks like you got there in the end, but sounds like you have trouble with leaves like I do.
Mark
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on December 23, 2014, 12:50:13 AM
Lovely job Mea, what brand of paints are you using?
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: BeaSue on December 23, 2014, 04:25:44 AM
So pretty, Mea!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Judylh on December 23, 2014, 05:17:04 AM
beautiful Mea!  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Lillian on December 23, 2014, 05:42:04 AM
Hi Mea,


I just saw your painting when I signed in this morning and I had to come by to congratulate you.


This is outstanding !!!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:


Please don't touch it! It's great as is.


Another great class, huh?   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: lynn p. on December 23, 2014, 05:58:09 AM
Wow Mea, the outcome is wonderful.  I know what you mean with colors.  On the fuchsia, my sap green by m graham is almost kelly green, not like Dennis'.  I guess we need to do a lot of mixing ourselves.  The colors you have work!!! Congrats on this.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on December 23, 2014, 06:07:31 AM
Mea that is excellent, love it.  You are becoming quite the artist.   Those are the flowers you used to sketch in pencil which gave you good practice.    :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:



Mea I looked at it again and you need to add a shadow under the pistil on the middle leaf for it to show distance.   :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bhavna on December 23, 2014, 06:57:55 AM
Mea great work , Love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2014, 08:24:37 AM
Wow, thank you all for the compliments on my anthurium painting.  I am amazed that it turned out so well since I struggled so hard with it.  Poor Dennis must have been dizzy from all my rewinds!!! LOL

Yes, Danielle, the pencil sketches of anthurium sure helped.  I'll fix that shadow - thanks.

Yes, Lillian, (yeah, she's back!), this course is really good.  So glad I signed up.

Robin, I just checked my labels. All are Cotman by Windsor Newton, except for the permanent rose (DeSertes) which I had to use because my cadmium red was so orangy and some olive green (Holbein Artists Watercolor) I had to use to try to get a dark enough green.

I bought some inexpensive watercolor paints to start in case I didn't do well.  I never replaced them.  Guess  I should.  What brands are good?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on December 23, 2014, 08:46:05 AM
Mea, im currently using Winsor Newton Professional Artist watercolors.
I also have a set of Cotman and a set of Daler Rownry aguafine.
(The one Dennis uses).  I too found that my colors were definately different than
Dennis's so that is why i purchased the aquafines.  I have been using my sketch book
to do a comparison of the three paints. Still working on it, so far the yellow, red, and green are very different
than aquafine, especially the green.  I will post it when i finish.  And am also trying to match Winsor Newton paints
to the Daler Rowney aquafine paints.  That way when i take the class i wont be disappointed
with my color mixing.
So far ive concluded that the Daler Rowney paints and Cotman paints are a lot less pigmented than the WN artist line. 
The value range on the artist line is so much better.
I have found great deals on ebay for the WN artist brand costing less than Cotman in local stores. Might want to try it out.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2014, 09:14:55 AM
Thanks, Robin.  I'm sure I will continue using watercolors, so will buy better paints.  Will check out on line for deals.

mahalo and aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Denise808 on December 23, 2014, 11:53:55 AM
Whoa Mea, that's beautiful! Congratulations on pushing through with this one - it was sure worth it :).

I agree, you deserve better paints to catch up with your skills   ;). I like "MaimeriBlu" for most of my colors. Happy painting!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2014, 12:06:36 PM
Thanks, Denise. 

Where do you get the MaimerBlu?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Steven on December 23, 2014, 12:45:50 PM
Well done Mea, :clap: :clap: I'd fire off a quick note to Santa bout some new professional grade paints, you are just going to be frustrated with inferior colors!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on December 23, 2014, 12:54:09 PM
 :clap: Just lovely!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Val on December 23, 2014, 01:20:20 PM
Don't worry overmuch about trying to get the exact colours as Dennis. Even using the same paints as Dennis, chances are slim you'll actually be able to match. If both paintings were side by side the colours would still have differences. Just learn to work with the paints that you have. It's these little differences that make the painting your own. Find a brand you like and stick with it. Don't worry over perfect colour matching...just work on perfecting the techniques.  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on December 23, 2014, 05:31:46 PM
Wow! Mea :clap: :clap: :clap: Just look what is happening to you now :yippee:

Well said, Val O0
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2014, 07:02:07 PM
Thanks, Dennis.  If you are pleased with my progress, then I am very happy.  I would never have gotten this far with you folks at Paintbasket.

Thanks, Val.  OK, I'll be happy with the techniques being correct and the colors looking true enough to life.

Thanks, Natalie and Steven.  I'm going to be as good as you folks some day.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on December 23, 2014, 07:04:07 PM
Great attitude
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 23, 2014, 07:04:31 PM
Mea, your painting is wonderful!! I love it--now for me to get started with the first one! Have a great holiday!  :wave:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on December 23, 2014, 07:16:13 PM
Why is color not so important? Techniques I understand, mixing is where it gets time consuming, maybe it's just me since I've worked with colors for a long long time. Very important in my eyes. Harmony is what I strive.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 23, 2014, 08:50:13 PM
Robin,

Not sure to whom you are addressing the question.  To me, the color that looks most true to life is important. 

I was trying to match Dennis's colors because that's what I saw on the screen.  I was disappointed that my colors were not the same as his. 
 
He and Val were trying to reassure me that learning the techniques was the most important thing at this point. 

Hope that makes sense.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on December 23, 2014, 11:39:53 PM
Robin, you will probably have noticed that the colours I use in the paintings are normally quite different to the colours you see in the photograph.

First of all the camera does NOT record all the natural colours your eye sees in nature or in the natural. I can't go into the details right now but the camera, for colour, only "sees" within two iris stops. The light metering also not record all the proper tonal ranges your eye sees. If it compensated for bright light everything in the shadows will not be  recorded and come out black or nearly black.  Similarly if the camera meters correct for the shadows then everything in the bright light will be washed out - no details at all.

Take careful note and you will see me taking all this into account when I am painting.
 I don't know of one quality professional artist who does not change the colours to suit his personality and feeling and emotions he adds to the painting.

Another point to remember is that the screen you are loooking into when painting will very seldom match the one I am using - which really means that the colour you see on the screen will not be the same as the actual colour in my physical painting.

PLEASE don't get hung up in trying to match my colours exactly because on top of it all I will be using a different make(s) of paints than you are using. I demonstrated in the advanced flower clourse that as long as you have the tonal ranges right you can virtually use any strange colour to complete a beautiful painting.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on December 24, 2014, 12:38:25 AM
I got it, thanks for the clarification Dennis.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 24, 2014, 02:52:17 PM
Mea - you should be so proud of these Anthuriums - they're gorgeous!

I saw a lot of different colored anthuriums at the botanical gardens in Puerto Vallarta - some like yours, some like Dennis', some I've never seen before...I've learned that diversity is the key to life - and I'm glad yours and Dennis' don't match!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 24, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
Thanks, Sharon.  The anthuriums are a great lesson.  You will do really well on these.

So glad you are back safely.  I think we all enjoyed your trip through your art.  Sounds like a dream vacation!

Happy holidays - whether they be Jewish, Christian, or any other denomination.

Christmas aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Happychappy on December 26, 2014, 04:51:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Mea, you are just doing SO WELL!!!  As I said in my very first post to you on this course, you seemed to have reached a "maturity" level in your painting if I can put it that way.  It is just wonderful to see. Carry on to greater heights.   


Patricia 
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 26, 2014, 05:04:49 PM
Thanks, Patricia.  I have to do better because I am trying to be as good as you!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Tousabella on December 27, 2014, 05:47:06 PM
Oh Mea....I just got home from visiting for the holidays, and saw your beautiful painting.  Wonderful job, and the colors are amazing.  It's gorgeous.

Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Happychappy on January 02, 2015, 07:24:05 AM
 :thankyou:  for the compliment Mea but I think it is the other way around .... I am trying to get as good as you. I can see such a huge difference in your painting, it is phenomenal.  Great stuff and so encouraging to see.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: NHC50 on January 02, 2015, 07:28:19 PM
Nice job Mea.   :clap:  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 02, 2015, 08:28:00 PM
Thanks, Nina, Patricia, and Retta.

Many of my friends want  this painting so I will probably be doing variations of it for quite a while.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Val on January 04, 2015, 06:36:47 AM
Don't worry overmuch about trying to get the exact colours as Dennis. Even using the same paints as Dennis, chances are slim you'll actually be able to match. If both paintings were side by side the colours would still have differences. Just learn to work with the paints that you have. It's these little differences that make the painting your own. Find a brand you like and stick with it. Don't worry over perfect colour matching...just work on perfecting the techniques.  O0


Well said, Val O0


Dennis, although these lessons are a bit slow to show through in my work ... I am at least learning on an intellectual level! I think!!!  ???     ;D

Many thanks (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50356/1508334.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on January 04, 2015, 11:50:51 PM
 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 16, 2015, 05:57:20 PM

Since we'll be going to Hawaii in March, I decided to skip ahead to course lesson 4 to try my hand at the anthuriums.  Dennis - I have no idea how you paint these flowers in one sitting!! This was definitely challenging - and I loved every moment of it! Any suggestions for improvement are greatly welcome...
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on January 16, 2015, 07:59:47 PM
Sharon, all I can say is WOW!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: lynn p. on January 16, 2015, 08:03:23 PM
Sharon, These are beautiful and I love the saturation of color.  I wish I knew what these looked like in person.  Maybe I'll google a bunch of pics before trying it.  You and Mea have set the bar high.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on January 16, 2015, 08:20:27 PM
 :smitten: just gorgeous!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 16, 2015, 09:24:19 PM
 :thankyou: Robin, Lynn and Natalie! And check out the pdf Lynn for the reference photo!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on January 17, 2015, 12:36:51 AM
Sharon it is absolutely beautiful, concrats. :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: BeaSue on January 17, 2015, 06:12:32 AM
Well done, Sharon!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on January 17, 2015, 06:14:54 AM
Excellent representation of the Anthuriums Sharron.  The shine on them is so well done.   :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 17, 2015, 09:40:12 AM
 :thankyou: Louisa, Susan and Danielle! And I love how Dennis taught me how to really get that shine...I can tell I'm going to be really sad when I complete these 4 courses...I'm enjoying them so much!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on January 17, 2015, 10:41:57 AM
This is masterclass level, Sharon :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :cheering:

I can paint that fast because I've been painting in watercolours for 69 years :blush:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 17, 2015, 10:50:57 AM
Oh Dennis - what a marvelous compliment to read! We're headed to Napa now to celebrate my husband's birthday and I feel like I've just gotten the best gift!  :thankyou: :thankyou:

Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on January 17, 2015, 10:52:53 AM
 :urwelcome:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Tousabella on January 17, 2015, 12:08:56 PM
Sharon....great painting!  Looks wonderful, and you did such a super job.  Way to go, girl!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Denise808 on January 17, 2015, 03:26:58 PM
WOW Sharon! Those are awesome lookin anthuriums, masterclass indeed!!!  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 17, 2015, 04:20:42 PM
Thanks Louisa, Susan and Danielle. And a friend of mine that's from Hawaii just informed me that there they call anthuriums "Boy Flowers!"
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on January 18, 2015, 02:42:56 AM
Sharon that is what I've always know them by.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Happychappy on January 19, 2015, 04:31:40 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Sharon, a great job as always.  You really inspire me.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Val on January 19, 2015, 05:53:48 AM
 :heeha:      :faint:     Now that I'm off the floor......  :not_worthy:   Banner job Sharon.  O0   Here's my hat...  :smart: looks good on you!  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2015, 09:04:55 AM
thanks Patricia and Val - and I'll borrow your hat anytime, Val (now get off that floor!!)!! I took some photos of beautiful anthuriums while at the botanical garden in Puerto Vallarta last month - can't wait to try using these techniques to paint those one day soon!!

Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: NHC50 on January 19, 2015, 09:50:06 AM
Way to go Sharon. Beautiful  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 19, 2015, 10:35:16 AM
Sharon,

Gorgeous anthuriums.  Just beautiful!   I think this was the best PB class I've done.

Hey, I will PM you to see if your visit includes Honolulu.  If so, maybe Liz, Denise, and I can meet you.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on January 19, 2015, 03:30:17 PM
Thanks, Nina and Mea! And we're going to be spending 6 days in Maui, Mea - no Honolulu side trip this time. We'll be there March 12-17th, staying at the new Hyatt Resort. Let me know if you guys will be in Maui for some amazing reason - sure would be nice to see you all in person!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: jillh on January 19, 2015, 04:25:48 PM
Sharon what a beautiful painting of the anthuriums.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on February 23, 2015, 07:55:03 PM
Here is my last painting  of the flower series,  any constructive comments are welcome.  I love water drops, maybe it is too many but I enjoy doing them. 
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 23, 2015, 08:13:46 PM
Lovely anthurium, Danielle.  Great shine on the leaves.

Ahhhh, so nice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on February 23, 2015, 08:22:06 PM
Beautiful Danielle! And a painting can never have too may water drops - especially when they're painted so well! Isn't it sad to paint your last flower of the series?
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Tousabella on February 23, 2015, 09:27:24 PM
Danielle....it's beautiful!  What a wonderful painting, and I love the water drops. They really set it off.
 :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on February 24, 2015, 04:45:27 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Sharron, Robin for your encouragement.  I do love water drops!

Lucky Sharron an other trip in the heat, have a great trip.    Here it is -21 feels like -30, this is a record cold here in Ottawa Canada for february.   I just had enough of this.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on February 24, 2015, 04:59:10 AM
Danielle, I just can't fathom the fact you have to deal with all that cold weather.
-21, my freezer isn't even that cold.  But I tell you what,
105 degree summers here in Texas makes me want cold weather then.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on February 24, 2015, 05:01:12 AM
Danielle I don't know much about art yet, but to me your painting is absolutely beautiful. :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on February 24, 2015, 06:41:09 AM
Beautiful Danielle :clap:
 :1hug: It will be spring soon

Started mine yesterday-I know I am a little sad.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: JayJ on February 24, 2015, 07:41:44 AM
Beuatiful work on masterclass...Mea Sharon, Danielle!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: jillh on February 24, 2015, 08:37:56 AM
Beautiful Danielle.  Love everything about it!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: doina on February 24, 2015, 09:38:03 AM
beautiful painting Danielle, congrats :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on February 24, 2015, 01:06:07 PM
Absolutely Excellent, Danielle. You captured the shine well :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on February 24, 2015, 01:30:16 PM
 :thankyou: Robin, Louisa, Natalie, Jill, Jay Doina and Dennis for the lovely comments and encouragement.
Dennis I was not too happy with my main flower, but if you say is as good shine, then I am happy.

Robin, sometimes  I think I would like to move to a warm country, but then I think of our humid summer days and I find it hard.  But is it not better when it is hot but dry,  still probably hard to breath. 

What Natalie you are sad it finely spring in your country. Can't be.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on February 24, 2015, 02:51:26 PM
Danielle, I kinda like it here in Texas.  If you don't like the weather, no problem it will change tomorrow.  :2funny:
Just a week a go it was in the 80's and yesterday the high was 28, with ice and sleet. Suppose to snow tonight.
Summers are relatively dry, so the heat isn't to bad. Nearly everyone owns a pool so that helps.

I like the water drops on your antheriums, nice that you added them.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on February 24, 2015, 06:31:35 PM
Wow Robin are you serious, this is quite an extreme.  Well enjoy that bit of cold.and dress well.
:thankyou:For liking my water drops.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Selen on February 27, 2015, 11:10:23 AM
Danielle it is just perfect....
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: sally13 on February 27, 2015, 01:51:41 PM
Beautiful work Danielle, very realistic. :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on February 28, 2015, 12:47:14 PM
 :thankyou: Selen and Sally truly appreciate.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on March 03, 2015, 09:40:00 AM
 :'( Very sad that this was the last class in this series!  :'(

I think it was better before I took off the masking fluid on the spadix! Ah well-too much fiddling. I'm still very happy with the results and excited to pick out some frames to display them in my living room.  :yippee:

Thank you very much Dennis for an excellent course-look forward to more...please!  :pray:

Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Tousabella on March 03, 2015, 09:43:54 AM
Beautiful paintings, Nat.  They will look so cool on the wall.  They are really lovely, and I like the color.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: BeaSue on March 03, 2015, 09:45:05 AM
Beautiful, Natalie!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Bellarina on March 03, 2015, 09:45:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Please post them when framed.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on March 03, 2015, 09:48:01 AM
Thank you ladies~ :hug:

 :eek: No pressure Robin!  ;D
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2015, 11:05:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Danielle and Natalie, your flowers are just too beautiful for words.  Well done both of you.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 03, 2015, 11:13:03 AM
Natalie,

Lovely anthurium.  Yes, this was a fantastic class - the whole course really had great instruction which we can carry over to other paintings.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on March 03, 2015, 11:33:17 AM
 :) Thank you Patricia & Mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: dennis on March 03, 2015, 12:14:53 PM
Excellent, Natalie. Great job :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 03, 2015, 02:22:15 PM
No excessive fiddling is seen from my perspective - well done!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Fiona on March 03, 2015, 03:19:15 PM
Those are lovely Natalie - love the shine on the leaves   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on March 03, 2015, 06:16:29 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis
Sharon  :thankyou: Fi
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Louisa Rautenbach on March 04, 2015, 09:09:36 AM
Wow Natalie, your painting is more than beautiful, it is perfect and and and..... :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: ncwren on March 04, 2015, 11:06:49 AM
 :flowers: Thank you Louisa!
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 02:10:37 PM
Brilliant Natalie.  O0 Look forward to seeing it framed and hanging!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: sally13 on March 04, 2015, 02:18:46 PM
Really beautiful Natalie. :clap:
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Post by: ncwren on March 04, 2015, 05:34:13 PM
Thank you Val  :)
Thank you Sally  :)
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Post by: JayJ on March 04, 2015, 07:15:42 PM
Beuatiful Natalie!
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Post by: ncwren on March 04, 2015, 09:22:52 PM
Thanks Zayn
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Post by: NHC50 on March 07, 2015, 05:31:12 AM
I like them Natalie. They will look good on your wall.  O0

Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: ncwren on March 07, 2015, 08:58:13 AM
Thanks Nina...I think so too!
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 07, 2015, 10:17:40 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Fiona on March 16, 2015, 02:13:59 AM
There are so many lovely paintings of the Anthiriums here - well done everyone   :)  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Here is my rendition, this one I found far harder to do than all the others, maybe because of the amount of masking fluid I put down. Every time I worked on it I would fine my arm sticking to the mask ....

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=20324)

As always crits, comments and suggestions are most welcome.

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: Happychappy on March 16, 2015, 05:28:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Very nice indeed Fi.  Patricia
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Post by: Bellarina on March 16, 2015, 07:00:52 AM
I'll leave the crist and suggestions for others, I think you have done a lovely job with this Fiona.  :)
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Post by: ncwren on March 16, 2015, 09:46:45 AM
Looks like a good start. It needs some darker values.
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Post by: mea hamo pena on March 16, 2015, 10:11:39 AM
Fi,

When I first looked at this, it looked washed out.  As I leaned back, all the shadings and brightness came back to it. 

Only concern is with the thickness and length of all the whitish reflections on the middle flower - too much of the same shape and length (especially the left side).  The reference painting shows them with varied in width and length.

Otherwise, you have done a marvelous job.  This is one of my very favorites and I will be doing some variations of it as gifts.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Val on March 16, 2015, 12:13:52 PM
Nicely done Fi. I like the colourings in the flowers, I agree with Mea the white (shiny) bits are a bit too wide, a bit of variation there will fix that right up. I would like to see a few more deeper darks in the shaded areas to add a bit more dimension.
Title: Re: LESSON #4 - Anthuriums
Post by: Danielle123 on March 17, 2015, 01:39:30 PM
Very nice Fiona, and I do agree with Natalie, Val and Mea,  also do put a shadow to the bottom left leave to separate it from the flower.
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Post by: Fiona on March 19, 2015, 02:40:12 AM
Thank you ladies for your comments  :) 

I have taken your advice and darkened some of the tones, added a few shadows played around with the "shiny" stripes (to the point where I can nearly see through the paper).  I'm still not totally happy with this one and will redo it sometime using a smoother paper I think.

(http://www.paintbasket.com/members/MGalleryItem.php?id=20351)

Cheers
Fi
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Post by: Bellarina on March 19, 2015, 02:46:22 AM
Much better Fiona
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Post by: Danielle123 on March 19, 2015, 03:48:13 AM
It makes a difference, well done Fiona.    :clap:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 19, 2015, 10:32:14 AM
A big improvement, Fiona! You've done a good job...I bet if you redid this it would be even better now that you understand the techniques..I know I want to redo a couple of these myself just to keep improving.
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Post by: dennis on March 19, 2015, 10:41:52 AM
Well done, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Tousabella on March 19, 2015, 03:15:20 PM
Wow...what a difference!  It's lovely, Fiona.  Great picture.