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Title: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on January 27, 2015, 07:05:52 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

Template:  Download here  (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pastel/lesson31-old-doorway-template.pdf)     
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on January 28, 2015, 07:31:05 AM
Dennis my suspenders are gonna bust!!!  :faint:   I LOVE old doorways!!  :heeha:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on January 28, 2015, 11:37:37 AM
All the upcoming classes look great!  O0
There is no catching up to Dennis!  ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on February 03, 2015, 04:54:07 PM
Val, you are so hilarious.  Thanks for making me laugh.  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on February 28, 2015, 03:58:05 PM
Can't download template.  :o

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on February 28, 2015, 07:21:28 PM
I cannot find it, either, Nina.  It's gonna be close tomorrow!  LOL
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 01, 2015, 07:54:08 AM
I believe there still another day before its released
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 01, 2015, 08:46:24 AM
Sorry about that....I'm so used to his class being on Sunday (my time).  I'll wait n see.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 01, 2015, 09:29:53 AM
 ;D   Don't feel bad Bella.... I just came on to check the time myself!!!  :2funny:   The clock shows not until tomorrow. I guess old habits die hard!  ::)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 01, 2015, 12:10:36 PM
Template now available - sorry about that :whistle:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 02, 2015, 12:48:19 PM
 :yippee:   I got it!!!  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 02, 2015, 03:25:02 PM
What a wonderful class.  Thank you, Dennis.  I changed from a 9 X 12 to a 14 X 19.  It's really an interesting picture.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 03, 2015, 01:46:15 AM
I watched the first half, have my template ready..... hope to make a start on this today.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Lisa gale on March 03, 2015, 03:54:47 AM
I can't wait to see how they come out!   I also can't wait until I can't use my pastels.  I have so many fun classes to catch up.   
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 03, 2015, 10:12:54 AM
 :hang: Having major problems with my pastel pencils. I thought the paper I had was a light grey....turns out it's more of a brown colour.  :doh: Anyway, the colours are all coming out VERY dull and the more I try to brighten them up...the worse it seems to get.  :help:   I guess the limited colours aren't helping either. This is about the best photo I could get, still not very good but would appreciate anyone's thoughts and/or suggestions. Going to make a cup of tea.  :coffee:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 03, 2015, 10:35:47 AM
Have faith and keep working the class Val!

(I haven't done this one so I really don't know, but the stone looks great in your picture)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 03, 2015, 10:59:43 AM
Thanks Nat..... at least you could tell they are stones!  :heeha:     :yippee:      :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 03, 2015, 11:05:27 AM
Val,

The stones look fine to me.  Maybe more shadows to make them pop.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 03, 2015, 11:42:47 AM
So far it looks fine, Val.  Because of the color of the paper, it will bring the whole picture together.  You'll see, once you get your left side done.  It's gonna be ginger peachy!  Boy...it took long enough to transfer the template!!   :2funny:   Twice as long as the fuschia!

I'm excited to start it, too.  Do the wall on the left, and you'll see it will all tie in.   Honest!!    ;D
Try some bright gold for the lighter rocks, and lots of white...then color over the white.  Do you have fixative? That should help, too.
 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 03, 2015, 12:12:32 PM
Carry on, Val you've done great so far. :clap: :clap: :clap:  The finished painting will be better than you imagine O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: May lynn on March 03, 2015, 04:56:00 PM
Dear Val;

I watched the class last evening and recall Dennis sprayed the drawing with
an fixative before starting to paint.  I know in past classes he mentioned that
pencil pastels seem to work better after giving the paper a little spray. 

It could also be the brand of pastel pencils that are not working for you. 
Give the fixative a go before investing  in new pencils.   :gl2:

I hope this helps.

May lynn
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 06:38:14 AM
Thanks Mea, I'll be adding more final darks in once the painting is about done. That way I can (hopefully) balance everything out!  :whistle: ... at least that's the plan!  ::)    ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 06:43:02 AM
Ta much Bella... I hope you're right  :sweat:     I started the little bit over the door as I knew I had troubles with the pencils before. I'm left handed so I'll actually work from the other side. Sometimes I can work upside down, but I find this one a bit confusing concerning the light, so I'll just work it backwards.  :D   Hey, if it doesn't scare me....where's the challenge?!  :knight:     ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 06:48:55 AM
Carry on, Val you've done great so far. :clap: :clap: :clap:  The finished painting will be better than you imagine O0

If you say so Dennis..... 'cause at this point my imagination is running pretty dark and scarey!  :eyesclosed:     :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 06:52:51 AM
I did think of trying that May Lynn, but can't use the spray in the house and it's just too cold and windy to go outside. Have no fear I haven't given up on it, but I did almost pack in the pencils and get the pan pastels. BUT... I reined myself in, gave myself a good talking to  :knuppel2: and shall persevere with the pencils for better or worse!  ???    ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 04, 2015, 07:27:51 AM
What brand of pastel pencils are you using Val?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Lisa gale on March 04, 2015, 12:39:01 PM
 :clap: :clap:  I'm so excited you are working on this one . I think it looks great so far!

I can lift my arm waist high so I am going to try my pastels before the end of the week. I'm on the pansy class so a few lessons behind.  I have to return to work next week which is going to put a damper on my lessons.

I have done so many pencil classes I had to take a break.  Besides I missed the color!!! And Dennis!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 01:26:57 PM
Glad you are doing better Lisa, look forward to seeing how you progress with this one. I think it's going to take me a while so I hope no one is holding their breath for the finished product!  :eek:   Thanks for the step up.  ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 01:29:40 PM
Robin, I am using the Stabilo Carbothello, they were highly recommended to me. I just find the leads extremely hard. I think if I do purchase any more pastel pencils, I'll try to find something just a bit softer. Any recommendations?  ???
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 04, 2015, 01:39:12 PM
 :'( those are the same ones I have.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 04, 2015, 01:50:50 PM
 :o Uh-oh, don't panic Robin! You may find you have better luck with them. I had a very difficult time with them when doing the tiger, so I stopped using them and finished by using just the pan pastels. I am determined to finish this as I love the colours in the rocks and the door. I think once I'm through I may try again using just the pan pastels.

Don't worry Robin, it's going to be fine..... after all, just look at me!  :pullhair:    :goofy:    :2funny:   Dennis...reservation please, rubber room for one!  ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 04, 2015, 01:58:09 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 04, 2015, 05:26:18 PM
I have the Stabilo ones and Derwent. Derwents seem a tad softer with some colors.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Fiona on March 05, 2015, 03:06:41 AM
I have the Derwent and Faber Castell pastel pencils,  like Natalie I found the Derwent ones are a little softer in some of the colours. Still looking for a soft white one though, so I still use a stick for any whites that are needed. Although to be honest I only use the pencils for the finer finishing details, just more used to having a stick in my hand I guess   :)

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 05, 2015, 05:18:35 AM
Thanks for the info guys, will look into those at a later date.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Danielle123 on March 06, 2015, 10:07:34 AM
I do not see anything wrong with the rocks, keep at it Val It will be great.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 06, 2015, 03:50:35 PM
Thanks Danielle, I'm almost halfway down the right side....whew, not sure if I like it. Really must get some more white pastel paper, I think between the colour of the paper and the difficulties with the pencils is what is putting me off.  :censored:   Anyway, I am determined to finish, so doing it in bits and pieces when not with mum.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 06, 2015, 05:29:20 PM
Quote
Anyway, I am determined to finish
That's my girl :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 07, 2015, 04:06:31 PM
 :whistle:   Uh-Oh ..... I killed it. Decided before I went any further I'd try putting the light grey unifying wash over the stones. Now my colours are really dull and muddy looking. I was actually starting to like it.... I'll take a photo tomorrow. I don't think there's much help for it, but you never know.  :-\
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 07, 2015, 04:07:58 PM
I did mine on a navy blue mat board with pastel ground and pencils. I got lost doing the stones.  :heeha: ;D

Looking forward to seeing yours finished Val-when you get better! (Try the ground-it's called Tri Art Media Ground-it's a Canadian product)  ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 07, 2015, 04:13:33 PM
Great job Natalie  :clap: :clap: :clap:   I see you have small stones all the way over as well! I didn't see the large stones on the right until I saw the video. Pastel ground?....I'll have to look that one up. Ta for the info.  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: jillh on March 07, 2015, 04:24:46 PM
Looks good to me Natalie. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 07, 2015, 04:49:26 PM
Natalie,

So much to like here - wood grain on the door is fabulous.  Stones are so realistic, although they seem to get small really fast in the top right corner.  Is that the way it looks in the reference?  If so, they must have run out of the big stones too soon.

Wish the flowers in front stood out more; they are so pretty.  I'd love to be able to make my rocks look as good as yours.

I really like this one.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 07, 2015, 04:53:54 PM
Wow Natalie this is really well done  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Lisa gale on March 07, 2015, 06:09:10 PM
Wowee Natalie,    Stellar!     :clap: :clap: :clap:

I am unfamiliar with the grounds concept can you explain it alittle or tell me where I can find info on that?
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on March 07, 2015, 06:14:49 PM
Nice job Natalie.  :clap:  :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 07, 2015, 08:39:01 PM
Great job, Natalie.  Your door is super and, wow....your rocks rock!!  Lovely!
I've done mine, too, n I really enjoyed it. Have to wait til my daughter comes with her phone camera.
I love your pic!!
 :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 08, 2015, 12:08:12 AM
Fantastic, Natalie :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 08, 2015, 08:26:48 AM
 :thankyou: everyone.

Lisa there are a couple of companies that make an acrylic gel/paste with a grit substance. Golden is one (spendy).

I wanted to try sanded papers and boards, but I am far too cheap at this point to lay that kind of money down.
It's best when it is one layer and thin. You can have an under painting or drawing as well. Sometimes you get scratchy looking marks-it's part of the unknown.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 08, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
The photo isn't quite right, but I think you'll get the general idea. Is there hope for this or will I just start again?  :-\ Can't decide.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 08, 2015, 10:21:46 AM
Nothing wrong with your painting, Val. Your are on the right track to the end of the line O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 08, 2015, 11:24:26 AM
It sure looks like you have everything in place and ready to go, Val.

Glad to see that those are little stones at the top right.  So Natalie's were correct, after all.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 08, 2015, 11:46:47 AM
Hey Val....you are coming along very nicely.  It's looking great!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 08, 2015, 11:49:17 AM
 :clap: Looks fantastic!
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Post by: jillh on March 08, 2015, 07:43:00 PM
Looks fantastic to me!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 09, 2015, 02:36:06 AM
Don't stop now Val, this is going to be an awesome picture once you've completed it. O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: C.Bodine on March 09, 2015, 04:07:06 AM
Wow, Natalie! Your stone work looks great!

Val, I am not sure what the problem is, because the colors in your stones is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 09, 2015, 05:06:46 AM
Dennis, if you say I'm still on...then on I shall go!  :knight:   ;D  Thank you much  ;)

Mea, actually Dennis' painting does have the large rocks down the side. I hadn't seen the photo until after I had printed and just added more rocks in to bring the wall to the edge....over eager?  ::)   :2funny:

Thanks much Bella, I often wonder how I managed to get you on my cheering team.... doesn't matter really, just nice knowing you are there. Thank you  :1hug:

Thanks Natalie, you're a resident booster!  :cheering:

Thanks Jill, much appreciated.

Robin, I shall endeavour to live up to your expectation....  :eek:   ;D

C., I need some rose coloured glasses to see what you see!  ;)  I have to agree on the fact that it's definitely more colourful than the original... anything to stop fighting with that white pencil!  :crazy2:   ;D  Thanks much for your undying optimism.  :1hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 09, 2015, 06:42:24 AM
Thank you Christina!

Val-YOU are the resident booster! No one can fill your shoes.  :1hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2015, 10:10:40 AM
Val, don't worry if it is not rock for rock, stone for stone, colour for colour: that's not the point. I am looking at techniques O0 :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on March 09, 2015, 10:21:35 AM
Wow, I've heard that one from you Val  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 09, 2015, 05:05:34 PM
 ::) Well Robin.... you know what they say.... what goes around, comes around!  :whistle:   There's nothing like a soft boot in the butt from the 'Big Guy'!  :2funny:

Thanks Dennis  :peace:

 :thankyou: Natalie  :blush:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2015, 08:18:32 PM
 :2funny: :2funny:  Keep on  :painting:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: JayJ on March 09, 2015, 08:49:44 PM
Beuatiful Natallie!


Val looking great so far!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: sally13 on March 09, 2015, 09:26:00 PM
Fantastic job Natalie :clap:
Keep going Val yours is looking fantastic too, it will all come together soon.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Selen on March 14, 2015, 08:04:35 AM
Natalie, lovely painting with a soft atmosphere.
Val, the rocks in your painting is nearly photo realistic, I look forward to see it when it is finished. I dont understand why you do not like it :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on March 14, 2015, 10:12:26 AM
 
[move] :cheering: technique, technique, were getting down with it. Were getting down with it :cheering:


you better get down with it, down with it.
SO MOVE ALONG AND GET DOWN WITH YOUR TECHNIQUE VAL.   :goofy:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Lisa gale on March 15, 2015, 04:47:16 AM
Val it looks awesome.  Half the stuff I do I feel like I should toss half way though.   But for some reason by the time I finish it seems to come out better than I thought it would.  I think the syntax of that last sentence isn't right but I'm just gonna move on..........
Nina.   Gosh your little cheerleader is hysterical.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 16, 2015, 07:51:55 PM
Hi gang!!  Well, finally after ten days, I finally got someone to take a pic for me!  :)    I really enjoyed doing this one.

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: jillh on March 16, 2015, 08:02:16 PM
Retta, very nicely done!  Love the old weathered door.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 16, 2015, 09:00:31 PM
Retta,

This painting has a lot of character.  I admire all the work that went into painting all those rocks.  Nice weathered look on the door.

Good job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on March 16, 2015, 09:13:30 PM
Wow :heeha:  Retta :clap: :clap: :clap:  You are getting "betterer and betterer :clap: O0 Beautiful.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Danielle123 on March 17, 2015, 04:58:06 AM
Bbeautifully done Retta, Natalie and Val.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Val I do not know why you dought yourself your rocks are very well done, hope to see the end result.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 17, 2015, 05:44:55 AM
Ah Bella mia, wonderful work.  :heeha:     You've done an excellent job there.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:    Now I don't feel so put off with all of my colours, I just felt I had too many bright colours for the rocks. Since yours has turned out looking so well, I guess mine will be ok.  :thankyou:   You've made me feel much better about it.  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Selen on March 17, 2015, 05:56:43 AM
Retta, you can frame your painting, it is perfect :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on March 17, 2015, 05:58:31 AM
As for the rest of you.... big THANKS for your cheering section. I have done some more on it but it is slow going. Will work on some more today if not too many interruptions.  :painting:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on March 17, 2015, 06:02:10 AM
Bella You did an awesome job on your doorway. You have grown so much. I am very proud of you. 
:yippee: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :yippee:

Nina  :flowers: :1hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on March 17, 2015, 08:11:03 AM
Bella this is marvelous!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on March 17, 2015, 10:16:05 AM
Ohhhhhhh..... :thankyou:       :thankyou:       :thankyou:       :thankyou:    ALL!!

This was such a 'fun' class...really enjoyed it.  Val, I had to put 'color' in...I did it on a 12 X 16, and it only took me a day n a half to blend in all the colors.
I'm looking forward to seeing yours....It will be WONDERFUL!!!  Promise!
Now...back to the fuschia.....boy, I sure know why we need an easel!!  I'm having a heck of a time trying to 'raise n lower' my stool that I have my mickey mouse table top on!!  LOLOL
Thanks again,...you are all so encouraging and I'm glad to be a part of this class.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Lisa gale on April 02, 2015, 05:39:17 PM
Bella,  love,love LOVE. The colors!   What a beautiful painting
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on April 02, 2015, 10:16:14 PM
 :thankyou: for the encouragement Bella, I will update once I get a bit more done.  :1hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on April 02, 2015, 11:55:05 PM
Dynamite job Retta
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Post by: Happychappy on April 03, 2015, 03:16:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Retta, An awesome job.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on May 02, 2015, 10:42:30 AM

Wow!! there is a lot of rocks in this.  :2funny:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on May 02, 2015, 10:50:09 AM
Nina....Beautiful job.  Yeah, lots of rocks but fun to color them all.  I love yours!!    :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on May 02, 2015, 10:54:04 AM
Beautiful colors Nina  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 02, 2015, 11:29:15 AM
Nina,

Great rocks and weather-beaten door.  Looks like a lot of work went into this one.

Feel good about it!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Danielle123 on May 02, 2015, 01:44:33 PM
Well done Nina, nice colours and yes lot of rocks. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on May 02, 2015, 03:18:22 PM
 :thankyou: Retta, Natalie, Mea, and Danielle much appreciated.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on May 02, 2015, 04:41:51 PM
 :heeha: Very nicely done Nina.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Somehow I ended up with a ton of smaller rocks....I'm starting to combine them a bit as I go. Yep...I'm still plugging through this. My goal is to get it down before the end of the year!  :crazy2:    :2funny:

I like pastels but I don't think I'll be doing too many more with pencils only!  :pullhair:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Happychappy on May 03, 2015, 02:35:40 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic job Nina.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: JayJ on May 03, 2015, 04:22:42 AM
Great painting Bella!


Lovely shadings Nina!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on May 03, 2015, 05:57:50 AM
 :thankyou: patricia and jay3 much appreciated.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on May 03, 2015, 10:03:37 PM
Excellent, Nina :clap: :clap: :clap:  Just darken up the interior of the building to show depth. O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Careyburn on May 04, 2015, 12:41:11 AM
Excellent Nina  :clap:  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on May 04, 2015, 01:43:06 AM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: NHC50 on May 04, 2015, 06:15:36 AM
Ok Dennis will do.  O0 thanks Bellarina.

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on May 12, 2015, 07:16:27 AM
Still working on this, hand and arm still very troublesome but I'll get it done.  :strong:    :tongue:   Since it has been so long since I first posted I'll give you all 3 so you can see where it's going...because I have no idea where I'm going!  :D    :2funny:



Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on May 12, 2015, 07:24:36 AM
These looks awesome Val.  I understand your pain with your arm and hand.  After installing some 500+ plants and flowers in the garden I have the same thing going on.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 12, 2015, 07:54:29 AM
Robin,

As soon as you feel less achy to hold a camera, I'd love to see some garden photos!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 12, 2015, 07:57:08 AM
Val,

Sorry about the arm still bothering you.  Your doorway is coming along well. I would have already made the rocks three times that size so there would be less to do.

Keep at it.  Will be nice when done and probably good therapy for the arm.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Bellarina on May 12, 2015, 08:40:49 AM
Real soon Mea, I've been working between the stong storms here in Texas these past weeks.  So far none has happened over us, just loads of rain.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: BeaSue on May 12, 2015, 08:55:26 AM
Looking good, Val! Each stone has its own subtle shading and character, but they all feel part of the whole. I do hope your arm and hand are feeling a little better each day.  :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on May 12, 2015, 11:52:40 AM
Val, I hope your arm gets well soon :flowers:  The stones in your painting are excellent. Nothing wrong with them :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Danielle123 on May 12, 2015, 04:48:48 PM
You are doing just great, Val.  Hope you recover soon.   :-*
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: ncwren on May 13, 2015, 05:43:46 PM
Looks great Val!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Careyburn on May 14, 2015, 03:36:47 AM
Looks as though you are doing a great job Val  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Juan Carlos on May 15, 2015, 08:36:33 AM
Lovely paintings you all.

Val, I hope you are feeling better about your arm. Your painting is going great!!

Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on May 18, 2015, 06:28:30 AM
Thanks much everybody, I appreciate your opinions (especially when it's unanimously favourable!  :2funny: )  I shall keep scribbling and rubbing until complete.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 07, 2016, 04:17:06 PM
 :surrender: Is it safe to come out? .......   :attacked:

I came across this the other night and well.... (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50345/1508247.GIF)  I did promise I'd finish it. Don't get too excited.... it's not there yet. I know it's been over a year and I do solemnly promise it WILL be done before THIS year's end! Just kidding...well one can hope!
Actually I saw the pastel lesson for the swan today!  :heeha: WOW, I want to do that!  :eek: No I must finish this before I move on.  :promise:    :whistle:

I have worked on this a bit today and just thought I'd prove I'm in earnest.  :angel:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on July 07, 2016, 09:28:39 PM
Val. what you have done so far is superb  :clap: :clap: :clap: Can't wait to see the finished painting. Be gopher - go for it O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: BeaSue on July 08, 2016, 04:05:00 AM
Fabulous so far, Val!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 08, 2016, 07:13:22 AM
 :clap: Wow Val, I love it.  :smitten: The rocks have great detail. I can't wait to see the finished painting!  :painting:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Happychappy on July 08, 2016, 10:13:22 AM
Val, you can do it.  You are so particular which is outstanding and I too, can't wait to see your finished painting.  No hurry Val  :run:   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 08, 2016, 10:59:35 AM
Coming along nicely, Val! O0 O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Win on July 08, 2016, 12:10:31 PM
Great detail in the rocks so far Val, I hope we do get to see the finished painting....soon  :whistle:.   ;)

Win
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 09, 2016, 05:11:05 AM
Thanks much all   :blush:     I was up even more than usual last night (very loud electrifying thunderstorm), so spent another few hours working the doorway.  :sweat: I don't have any grey pencils. it was a challenge mixing greys for the rocks, but I'm finding the larger areas of the door a serious challenge.  :tongue: Just haven't happened upon the right formula for getting an even balance throughout. First too light, then too dark....  :doh:   I shall persevere, with a bit of luck and the good Lord willing, shall have a reasonable resemblance by month's end!  :eek:    :jk:     :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Danielle123 on July 09, 2016, 06:05:35 AM
Love the stones wall so far Val, keep going!!!    :yippee: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 10, 2016, 04:30:58 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 10, 2016, 04:36:52 AM
Colouring is off on this one, bad light.  ::)

Anyway, still struggling with the door. Took a break from that and did in the doorway, and marked out some of the rocks on the other side of the doorway. There's still hope for it to be done by month's end!  :heeha:    ;D

Any tips appreciated  :pray:

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 10, 2016, 05:36:38 AM
Keeps getting better each time you work on it! Can't wait to see the finished product. O0 O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 10, 2016, 07:14:08 AM
 :D your painting is coming along beautifully, Val. What is it about the door that you struggle with? The outline looks good. I went back and looked at the reference photo and it is a very interesting texture to the old worn wood.

I don't feel qualified to be giving you advice as you have so much more experience than I have. I know nothing about pastels so my only suggestion comes from what I've learned drawing. That would be to just focus on the section you are painting at the time.  :detective: Look for little shapes and match those. I've found that they don't make sense while I'm drawing them. Then when I walk away and comeback, wow!  :heeha: It looks like the reference.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Happychappy on July 10, 2016, 12:34:37 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Val, you are doing splendidly.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 10, 2016, 02:05:40 PM
Thank you for the encouragement Steve, Kathy, and Patricia.

Kathy, I'm just having difficulties to get the greys on the door. I have no grey pencils and the mixes just aren't cutting it for me. I'll keep at it and hopefully hit on it before I wear out the paper!  :crazy2: Who would have thought mixing black and white would cause so much grief?!  :tongue:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 10, 2016, 04:05:46 PM
Nice work on the rocks,Val

aloha

mea


Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on July 10, 2016, 08:13:24 PM
Val, don't worry if you do not have the exact colour. Use what ever colours you have. I'm not looking at exact matching - only the techniques O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 11, 2016, 07:02:29 AM
 :surrender: Have been at it most of the night.... about another 5hrs.  :yawn:   I'm calling this done.  :tongue:

Many thanks to all for their unflagging encouragement, it really kept me going when I just wanted to pack it in. I have to say this has been the most difficult lesson for me. Probably the one I've learned the most from. I learned so much about blending, colour mixing, not rushing (maybe a bit near the end  :whistle: ), and how to work boss-eyed! (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129055/1514100.gif)    :2funny:

Ta much Dennis, feel free to put me through the wringer anytime! It has been a pleasure!  :faint:

I'm afraid the colouring looks off, poor lighting once again. Good enough to get the idea though.

 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 11, 2016, 09:17:50 AM
 :congrats: Val, This is absolutely perfect. I love the color of the door!  :smitten: You made a perfect grey.  The grain of the wood is great. Of course, I already loved the rocks.  ;) A work well, done!  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Happychappy on July 11, 2016, 09:28:12 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fantastic painting Val, I knew you could do it.  A truly great job.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Danielle123 on July 11, 2016, 10:15:36 AM
You did it Val, i new you could do it.  Great job, love the colours of your stones and the door looks awsome.   Now you have to complete thelittle boy (cornrow)  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: BeaSue on July 11, 2016, 12:06:04 PM
 :yippee:  :yippee:  :yippee: This looks great, Val!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on July 11, 2016, 01:35:30 PM
Good on ya :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats: well done Val. You are a Survivor :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 11, 2016, 01:49:50 PM
Nice job, Val! :clap::clap: You shouldn't doubt yourself.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 12, 2016, 04:50:04 AM
Kathy you are an unflagging optimist! A lot like myself   ;D ....except where my artwork is concerned  :-\ Love you for it!  :-*

Thank you Patricia for your constant encouragement, much appreciated.  :flowers:

Danielle, somehow that little guy just keeps coming back to haunt me! I am still working on that little girl....she is only about half bald now  :2funny: I must do it in short spurts and take long breaks as it is very hard on my eyes. I doubt I'll be doing many more of these once done.
You are right though...it's about time I pull her out of mothballs again  :doh: agh!
Thank you for your comments, and the ever appreciated boot in the bum!  :eek:

Ta much Susan.  :flowers:

Thanks much Steve.  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 12, 2016, 05:17:46 AM
Dennis, I must say I had serious doubts about this one. I did learn a great deal from this one, and highly recommend this lesson. It is definately worth any 'bumps' in the road!  O0
The journey was not without  casualty..... It actually turned me into a snaggle-toothed harpy!  :eek: Funny now, but oh poor Lloyd!  ::) My strongest supporter actually suggested I set it aside as no one would hold it against me, to which I 'snarled'.... "I will"!  :furious:
Sounded like something from the exorcist! Wonder if my head was spinning?   (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129003/1514029.gif)    :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Win on July 12, 2016, 12:30:14 PM
Val you have done yourself proud for finishing it and for doing such excellent work.  :clap:   you can catch up on your :sleep: now
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on July 12, 2016, 02:05:18 PM
Sounded like something from the exorcist! Wonder if my head was spinning?   ([url]http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129003/1514029.gif[/url])    :2funny:


That's o.k. Just don't regurgitate any of that green pea soup on your drawing! ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 12, 2016, 03:43:37 PM
 :envy:     
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 12, 2016, 03:47:04 PM
Thank you Win.  :1hug:

I have to admit though that I did slack off on the contour shadings of the rocks on the left of the doorway.  :whistle:   Maybe one day in a galaxy, far, far away... no, I think not!  ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Tousabella on July 13, 2016, 12:53:34 PM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:   YEA!!!!!!!!!
Good job, Val.  It's a wonderful picture, and I love the colors. I'm so glad you dug it out....looks super!!
I use the stick pastels when I can't get a pencil the right color. I don't have a large selection of pencils, but I do have some awesome colors in the pastel box. You can kinda rub them to a half decent point for detail work.
Again....Good for you.  Its terrific!

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: JayJ on July 13, 2016, 08:42:44 PM
Really beautifully done Val!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 20, 2016, 05:42:50 PM
Magnificent effort Val. The door has an awesome tone shadowing and the rocks are very nicely colored. Congrats  :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on July 20, 2016, 07:04:56 PM
Thank you much Retta, Zayn, and Juan. Your encouragement keeps me going! This was a tough go, but I'm glad I finished it.

Retta, there were so many times I wanted to just pack it in or switch to the pan pastels like I did with the tiger. But the lesson was pencils and I was determined to see it through.  :crazy2: I think I'll be keeping the pencils for fine detail work should I need it....but not a complete picture!  :faint:    ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Juan Carlos on January 09, 2017, 08:12:02 AM
Hello everyone,

Stones, lots of stones!! Interesting lesson to learn, thanks Dennis. I put a lot of attention on the door and inner shadows. Seems like only Val and I have taken this challenge so far. I recommend this lesson in terms of using the pastels to paint wood and combine colors to define rock walls such as this one. Please comments are very welcome.


Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Juan Carlos on January 09, 2017, 08:16:07 AM
Actually, I have to correct myself, since Val, Retta, Nina, Natalie (with beautiful outcomes by the way) and I painted it....
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Happychappy on January 09, 2017, 05:18:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful job Juan.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on January 09, 2017, 05:24:25 PM
 :heeha: Well done Juan!  :yippee:   I notice you have a floor under your door..... how did I miss that?  :faint:    :2funny:

I especially like the old wooden door. Great job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 10, 2017, 05:10:46 AM
Very nice, Juan!  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 10, 2017, 09:35:40 AM
Nice job, Juan Carlos.  Good to see your work again.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2017, 10:41:38 AM
Well done, Juan Carlos  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Juan Carlos on January 11, 2017, 05:17:08 AM
Thanks Patricia, Val and Steve for your kind encouragement words. Mea, thanks, I'm trying to catch up around this time. There some very interesting lessons I really want to follow up.

Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 03, 2017, 10:29:03 AM
Well, pastels just do not seem to be my thing.  I gave this a try and never got to finish.  Too little time...too many rocks.

I did use pastel pencil (Faber-Castell Pitt) and still found it too messy for me.

Here is all I was able to accomplish, although Dennis gave a really good lesson.


aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Val on September 03, 2017, 10:42:16 AM
Well at least you gave it a go. You did well for as far as you got Mea.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 03, 2017, 12:10:54 PM
Thanks, Val.  Yes, at least I tried.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Happychappy on September 03, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Mea, don't give up on the Pastels for you have done a great job.  Everything takes time to get used to and you have the potential.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: dennis on September 05, 2017, 01:53:42 PM
Mea, you're off to a very good start  :clap: :clap: :clap: Just keep at it  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 05, 2017, 03:05:20 PM
Thanks, Dennis.  May give pastels a try again.  I am exposing my senior citizen class to all media at some point (except oil -too messy to wash brushes there).

aloha
mea

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: Win on September 10, 2017, 09:55:45 AM
You doing great so far Mea but you did start with a more time consuming one  :heeha:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #31 - Old Doorway
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 10, 2017, 10:17:41 AM
Thanks, Win.

Yes ... what was I thinking??? 

Will try pastels again when I have more time and a less detailed picture.

aloha

mea