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Title: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: dennis on December 11, 2014, 09:39:49 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 16, 2014, 04:15:39 PM
Here is my rendition--I was doing great until I felt ill today.
Anyway, I wanted to show a piano with old keys like we had on the old farmstead. We had an old player piano of which I have forgotten the name (if I see the name, I'll remember). Anyway, I used micron pen and watercolor.  Thank you Dennis!! 
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: dennis on December 16, 2014, 05:09:46 PM
Excellent, Carol. You have made the piano look great :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on December 16, 2014, 05:16:28 PM
 Awsome pen and ink Carol, i too like the piano keys. :yippee:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Judylh on December 16, 2014, 05:44:58 PM
wow this is wonderful Carol!  love the way you did the "old keys"  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: ncwren on December 16, 2014, 06:04:10 PM
A well loved piano drawing!  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: C.Bodine on December 16, 2014, 06:05:17 PM
Beautiful, Carol! :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 16, 2014, 06:36:10 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis, Danielle, Judy, Natalie and Christina!!!  You all made me feel better!! Maybe I won't be ailing tomorrow  O0
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: sally13 on December 16, 2014, 06:50:53 PM
Terrific work Carol, its had a well played life. :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: C.Bodine on December 16, 2014, 07:18:52 PM
Sorry, Carol. I missed the part about you not feeling well! Hope you feel better soon! :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 16, 2014, 07:32:11 PM
Carol,

This is really lovely.  The piano keys look so worn with age.

Nice work.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Annie. on December 16, 2014, 07:35:20 PM
Very nice work Carol.   But mostly I wish for you to feel better quickly, so you can enjoy your lessons with Dennis! :flowers:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 16, 2014, 08:51:44 PM
Thank you everyone..I see the doc Thursday afternoon then all will be okay.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on December 17, 2014, 05:49:39 AM
Hope all is well Carol. Thinking of you.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Val on December 17, 2014, 08:41:13 AM
Beautiful rendition Carol  :heeha:   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: liz on December 19, 2014, 11:43:44 AM
Carol, you did a great job with your old piano!  Our 60 yr. old family German-made piano has keys just like that.  I once tried milk to clean them, but the yellow age marks are permanent!   :flowers:
-Liz
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Bellarina on December 19, 2014, 11:48:34 AM
Beautiful Carol   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 09:15:43 AM
again i missed the class. never painted pen& ink and decided to do a small card (A6) thinking it's easier. it wasnt easy at all but i liked to do a lot. i wanted white flowers on dark background, not sure i painted that right.
at last i destroy picture with watercolor(( couldnt correct with water, used rubber - destroyed paper and decided hide with frame. cant stop on time until damage. watercolor is a problem - beyond control. could u recommend please what passe-partout better to use (color and size).
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: ncwren on December 21, 2014, 10:09:15 AM
 :clap: lovely work
My only tip would be to crop your photos so that we only see your great work.  ;)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 10:50:08 AM
:clap: lovely work
My only tip would be to crop your photos so that we only see your great work.  ;)

Thank you Natalie. right you're - mustn't put like that, it's incorrect. next time will try find time to crop.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 21, 2014, 11:03:50 AM
Mari,

Your pen and ink is very nice without adding the watercolor.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: C.Bodine on December 21, 2014, 11:53:57 AM
Really like your pen and ink, Maribari!  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Bellarina on December 21, 2014, 12:26:32 PM
Nice work Mari  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 01:28:59 PM
Nice work Mari  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Really like your pen and ink, Maribari!  :clap:

thank you girls. i would appreciate constructive criticism, any advices what can be corrected and done better way. because i can't see myself.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Maribari on December 21, 2014, 01:30:59 PM
Mari,

Your pen and ink is very nice without adding the watercolor.

aloha

mea

right you're Mea! watercolor is my week point(  i should train it separate for not damage good work
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: CarolHorvath on December 22, 2014, 06:08:20 AM
Maribari, I like your work. I do not think you ruined it with watercolor. The white flowers show up better with the dark background.  With the addition of paint, it looks more like artwork. Just my two cents..but the important one is you..if you like it..
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Val on December 22, 2014, 07:30:42 AM
I agree with Carol.  O0  Considering your experience with either medium.... this is BRILLIANT!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mine should look this good...once I've done it!  ;)     :2funny:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Maribari on December 23, 2014, 03:24:31 AM
Maribari, I like your work. I do not think you ruined it with watercolor. The white flowers show up better with the dark background.  With the addition of paint, it looks more like artwork. Just my two cents..but the important one is you..if you like it..

I agree with Carol.  O0  Considering your experience with either medium.... this is BRILLIANT!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mine should look this good...once I've done it!  ;)     :2funny:

thank you CarolHorvath and Val for comments.  really i enjoyed the process. always want better and should aim for better. but comparing spent time and result - it looks worth that)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on February 15, 2015, 12:56:31 PM
Lovely work Maribari.   Looks very nice with the white flowers   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on February 15, 2015, 12:58:38 PM
Here is my version of the flowers on piano an other informative class Dennis.   I have used a little set of paint made in germany called Lyra it is no very vibrant as colours.  I guess i will use this only for sketching.  When you mix the colours they become mudy.   That is an old set I enherited from my father in the law.   
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 15, 2015, 01:22:12 PM
Danielle,

Lovely flowers-on-the-piano  drawing/painting.

Interesting how yours says YAMAHA and Maribari's says uh, uh, ????? in another language.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: ncwren on February 15, 2015, 03:37:06 PM
I didn't notice the subdued colors Danielle-they seem appropriate for the subject.  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Bellarina on February 15, 2015, 04:24:10 PM
Beautiful Danielle.   :smitten:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on February 15, 2015, 05:41:22 PM
 :thankyou:
Mea, Natalie and Robin.   :hug:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Tousabella on February 15, 2015, 09:23:05 PM
Carol, Marina and Danielle....lovely pictures.  I love the black n white, but the colors so enhance the whole feeling.  I love them....they're great.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on February 19, 2015, 08:08:14 PM
 :thankyou: So much Retta.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Val on February 23, 2015, 07:39:59 AM
All lovely renditions.  O0  Very odd, using my sister's Samsung galaxy tablet... things don't work the same.  ???  Bound to be lots of mistakes today.  ::)
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on February 23, 2015, 06:38:46 PM
 :thankyou: Val.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: TennMom on October 06, 2015, 06:54:05 AM
I think this is my first PNI (always wanted to but never did.)  One has to pay attention, though.  Ink is not forgiving as you can probably tell.   :)

Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Val on October 06, 2015, 07:36:59 AM
 :heeha: Wow Linda! You've done an excellent job with the piano. Nope, can't tell anything other than how beautiful the piano is with the delicate colourings of the flowers and pearls. Brilliant for a first go!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: C.Bodine on October 06, 2015, 08:36:32 AM
Linda,

Beautiful and clean!  :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: dennis on October 06, 2015, 09:26:39 AM
Absolutely excellent first go at PNI :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 06, 2015, 09:28:15 AM
Excellent job, Linda! I'm about halfway through this lesson - you've inspired me to pick it up again and finish it!!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 06, 2015, 09:33:54 AM
Linda - Really P n I first time????  Wow, It looks like you've been doing it a long time.  Loved the aged look of the keys.

Might want to pump up the contrast on the flowers just a bit or maybe not - Probably don't want them to stand out as the piano keys should command the attention.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: TennMom on October 06, 2015, 10:18:52 AM
Wow!!  Val, Christina, Dennis, Sharon, and Mea, what an encouragement you are!!!!  Thank you all so much!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Lisafromoto on October 06, 2015, 10:27:11 AM
Linda just beautiful. I would hang that!  :clap: :clap: :smitten:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: TennMom on October 06, 2015, 03:26:09 PM
Thank you Lisa!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: KathyKuz on October 15, 2015, 03:39:43 PM
Marina, Danielle and Linda;  I love the flowers on the piano.  Kathy
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Danielle123 on March 06, 2016, 05:09:24 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: excellent Linda
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Tania on March 06, 2016, 07:35:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Well done, Linda!
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 24, 2016, 12:36:28 AM
Linda your piano is lovely done and i like the delicate color of you flowers :gl2:,i sow the lesson already,and i bought the ink so my next step will be to do the lesson,it is very interesting one
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 27, 2016, 11:22:04 AM
Finally i did my painting,i did it on watercolor canson paper
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Kathysutterlin on October 27, 2016, 11:25:24 AM
 :smitten: I love it, Maria. Well done.  :clap: I would like to do this one sometime soon too.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 27, 2016, 01:33:18 PM
Maria

BEAUTIFUL! 

Not sure if there should be some cast shadows on the piano keys from the flowers.

Love the ivory on the keys.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: dennis on October 27, 2016, 05:43:08 PM
Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Val on October 28, 2016, 05:34:37 AM
Banner job Maria  :heeha: perfect!  :congrats:        :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 29, 2016, 11:47:47 AM
 :thankyou:Kathy
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 29, 2016, 11:49:47 AM
Me too Mea,but i will leave it like it is , :thankyou:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Aniz Oniro on October 29, 2016, 11:50:26 AM
 :thankyou:Dennis and Val
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Clivus on March 11, 2017, 09:46:11 PM
Hi Denis,

I just started working on this PNI lesson.  I noticed you switched from using a mapping pen with a nib to a micro pen at about the 4 1/2 minute mark.  You didn't mention why.  You went from outlining the flowers and pearls with the mapping pen to the micropen when you started outlining the word "Yamaha".   Not sure if you will remember the reasoning, but I was wondering why you switched?  After you switched you continued using the micro pen to start to fill in the black keys.  I haven't watched the whole video yet but was wondering you knew the reasoning behind switching?
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: dennis on March 12, 2017, 09:30:02 AM
Clivus, the mapping pen is ultrafine. I moved to a larger pen for the thicker lines and for easier filling in.
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Clivus on March 12, 2017, 03:00:29 PM
Thanks for answering Dennis.  I was just watching the rest of the video this morning and noticed how you went back to the mapping pen to do the thinner strokes when doing the shading on the leaves.  Makes sense.  My mapping pen isn't quite fine, so my shading wasn't as light until I realized why.   :thankyou:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Clivus on March 21, 2017, 03:57:46 AM
Here is my attempt at the flowers on piano.  I didn't use watercolors but instead used color pens.  I used a nib and ink for all of the black portions and then switched to color pens for everything else.  I did the background using a dark grey pen.  Probably should have gone with a lighter pen to capture the background the way Dennis did using a lighter watercolor.  My piano keys didn't turn out as straight as I thought they would considering I traced the image.  I don't know if the curvy piano keys gives it more character or takes away the depth of the picture.

Any feedback for improvement is appreciated.

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Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 21, 2017, 07:25:50 AM
Clivus,

Yes, the less-than-perfectly straight keys do give it character.  I like the look of it in pen and ink.

It is really quite lovely.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: dennis on March 21, 2017, 10:22:54 AM
Well done, Clivus  :clap: :clap: :clap: A real honky-tonk look to it O0 I can almost hear the music  :2funny:
Title: Re: PNI - Lesson #26 - Flowers on Piano
Post by: Val on March 28, 2017, 05:45:52 AM
I can remember an old upright piano as well as an old pump organ we had in the antiques shop that had slightly curved tops on the black keys. Perhaps that piano is just a bit older than we thought!  ;)

Beautifully done Clivus.  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I like Dennis' honky tonk idea... great fun!  :dance: