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Title: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: dennis on January 10, 2016, 02:51:17 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: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on February 17, 2016, 05:23:46 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a very enjoyable class.  Here is my submission for comments and critiques which are most welcome.   Thank you.   Patricia


Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: lynn p. on February 17, 2016, 06:03:19 AM
No critique here!!! This is wonderful Patricia.  Very believable bird and gorgeous water color with those peaceful subtle waves.  Just great!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 17, 2016, 06:49:47 AM
Patricia

Beautiful bird. So graceful.  Great job.

aloha mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on February 17, 2016, 08:59:23 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Lynn and Mea for your lovely comments which are so encouraging.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: dennis on February 17, 2016, 09:09:38 AM
Excellent Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: Just one small comment: there is a wave that looks like airflow over the top wing. Straighten that out to have a perfect painting O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on February 17, 2016, 09:16:41 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, I see it and will straighten it out.  Thank you for your lovely comments.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: C.Bodine on February 17, 2016, 11:31:27 AM
Beautiful, Patricia! :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on February 17, 2016, 03:21:03 PM
Wonderful pastel Patricia! You have done an excellent job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on February 17, 2016, 03:36:28 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Tina and Val for your super comments.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Fiona on February 24, 2016, 10:40:27 AM
Wow Patricia - this looks fabulous!!  Well done   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Fiona on February 24, 2016, 10:45:28 AM
Here is my offering for this class - another enjoyable lesson thank you  :)

For some reason the blue shadow colour has come out pink in the photo .......  which looks a little peculiar at the moment!  Maybe there's a pink sky above him  :2funny:



as always comments, crits and suggestions are most welcome

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Kathysutterlin on February 24, 2016, 10:59:27 AM
 :clap: :clap: I love everything about this painting, the ripples in the water, the detail of the feathers, the soft color of his head. Beautifully done, Fi.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on February 24, 2016, 11:04:41 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Fi, a lovely job on the Gannet.  I enjoyed the lesson too.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: dennis on February 24, 2016, 02:38:12 PM
Excellent, Fiona :clap: :clap: :clap: I look at the techniques - very well done :yippee:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Lin1945 on February 24, 2016, 03:09:31 PM
Awesome!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 24, 2016, 04:51:34 PM
Fiona,

Nice work on the gannet.  I like it.  I leaned away from the computer screen and the shadow is a nice mauve.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on February 25, 2016, 04:25:16 AM
Beautiful Fi, excellent detailing.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Juan Carlos on March 19, 2016, 02:41:30 PM
Good gannet painting Patricia and Fi. :clap: :clap:

The ocean looks pretty awesome from up above!!!
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on March 19, 2016, 03:57:18 PM
 :thankyou:  Juan for your lovely comment and I also thought that the ocean looked pretty good from the bird's eye view. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: NHC50 on March 23, 2016, 10:03:09 AM

Here is my Gannet in flight. The background I used pan pastels. I thought since I had them I might as well practice using them. Some of the colors I did not have so I had to improvise.  ::)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 23, 2016, 10:47:00 AM
Your gannet looks good, Nina.

Not sure if you meant to do it, but it actually looks like there is fog over the water. I like that effect.  Seen it many times living on cape Cod.

Hope the gannet knows his way.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on March 23, 2016, 11:11:50 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  A great job on the Gannet Nina.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on March 23, 2016, 04:50:55 PM
Great job Nina!  :heeha: How did you like using the pans? I really liked them, more like actually painting (if that makes sense to you).

I haven't had my pan pastels out since the tiger.... there are a number of lessons I want to try. BUT... focused on the drawing right now.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2016, 07:49:45 PM
Excellent, Nina :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: NHC50 on March 24, 2016, 06:35:18 AM
Thank you Dennis, Val, Patricia, Mea.  Much appreciated. Mea didn't realize I did that.  ::)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Danielle123 on March 24, 2016, 09:10:57 AM
Beautiful work Nina and Fiona.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: NHC50 on March 25, 2016, 04:14:23 PM
Thank you Danielle.  ;)

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 29, 2017, 12:25:38 PM
 :surrender:      :help:    I seem to have garnered some new opportunities which I hadn't counted on. I tried laying the green of the sea first, then adding some of the blue in patches. When I tried to merge the two, the blue just seemed to swallow up the greens.  :confused: I tried adding more green over the blue and it seems to disappear into the blue! Dennis never mentioned this was a magic class!  ;D I thought I would just try laying the colours in and not blend them. Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully accepted.  :D

Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 29, 2017, 12:50:55 PM
Looks good as is - Just keep him flying!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Danielle123 on January 29, 2017, 01:12:44 PM
Looking pretty good to me Val, the bird is soft looking just a bit of rounding on the beak.   Nothing wrong with the background
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: dennis on January 29, 2017, 01:15:03 PM
Val, you are now over the hump and "flying". Excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:

There should be very little blending with the final touches in pastel  O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 29, 2017, 02:25:31 PM
Thanks much Mea and Danielle. The blue and green was really playing tricks with my eyes. Will leave the background as is.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 29, 2017, 02:27:22 PM
Ta much Dennis. Just the final touches then.  O0

Coo, which one next?  :heeha:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on January 29, 2017, 05:09:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent job on the Gannet Val.  Your painting of the bird is so crisp and clear.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 29, 2017, 06:19:44 PM
Very nice Gannet, Val!  O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Kathysutterlin on January 29, 2017, 08:31:15 PM
 O0 Looking great, Val! I love the brilliant colors.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 29, 2017, 09:02:14 PM
Thanks Patricia, Steve, and Kathy. Much appreciated. I'll see if I can finish it off tonight as it's another night of anchor watch. We have a pretty good blow going, 36knts. at this point. Not too bouncy in here so far.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 30, 2017, 01:47:07 AM
It is 0340 .... and I am done!  :yippee:

Lighting is not the best but I am done with this. Many errors but discovering new ways to work around some of the issues I've been having with the pans. Onward and upward!  :painting:

Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Gita on January 30, 2017, 04:20:31 AM
This has come out so well, Val! :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Happychappy on January 30, 2017, 04:39:18 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Stunning Val.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 30, 2017, 08:20:15 AM
Ta much Gita, and Patricia. You are two very kind ladies.  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: dennis on January 30, 2017, 09:15:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: EmmaLee on January 30, 2017, 12:50:45 PM
Very nice!! Love the vibrantcy of the blue.
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 30, 2017, 02:18:01 PM
 :sweat: Thanks Dennis!

Thank you EmmaLee, I appreciate your support.

Question for Gita.... Do you find you have a problem when freehanding that your subject seems to keep getting bigger?  :eek:   I was sure I measured this fellow for size correctly... he seems to have grown exponentially during the drawing process. I didn't think his upper wing was going to fit on the paper!  :eyesclosed: Maybe my math and compass skills are just a smidge rusty.....  :whistle:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Juan Carlos on January 30, 2017, 03:09:04 PM
Nice job Val. Beautiful wings that captured my eye inmediately.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Fiona on January 30, 2017, 03:12:03 PM
Lovely gannet Val, he looks so real  :)

Cheers Fi
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Win on January 30, 2017, 05:01:01 PM
You seem to have mastered those pan pastels well Val  :)  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA Lesson #41 - Gannet in Flight
Post by: Val on January 30, 2017, 05:14:22 PM
 :doh: ach! Those wings, almost drove me to distraction! Thanks again Juan.

Ta much Fi, poor fellow has a rather large proboscis, if I try to get a sharp point on my pencils they crumble.

Ah Win, if you saw me wielding all the sponges and tools and other paraphernalia you  might want to rescind that remark!  :2funny: I thank you kindly regardless.  ;)