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Title: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on February 05, 2016, 05:02:59 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: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 23, 2016, 03:42:21 PM

With so much painting for my last show and the woodpecker, I've missed taking lessons from Dennis! Here's my version of the horse and plough - sure reminds me of something the old masters would have painted! Great lesson as always, Dennis. Any changes I should make?
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: BeaSue on March 23, 2016, 04:06:15 PM
Really pretty, Sharon!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on March 23, 2016, 04:56:50 PM
I haven't seen this lesson yet, but it looks great to me.  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on March 23, 2016, 07:38:18 PM
Very well done, as usual, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:
I have a confession to make :blush:   How does he steer the horse? Forgot to add in the reins :o   Look at the reference photograph and then add them in very lightly with pencil.
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 23, 2016, 09:38:43 PM
Sharon,


As good as you are, this one shows even more skills mastered.

The rump on the horse shows a really nice rounding.  That's hard to do with white!

I think I'd add a hint of hoof prints in the furrows, here and there.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on March 24, 2016, 05:53:40 AM

I have a confession to make :blush:   How does he steer the horse? Forgot to add in the reins :o   Look at the reference photograph and then add them in very lightly with pencil.

Now you see Dennis? I never would have noticed... I need a bigger magnifier!!!  :detective:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: NHC50 on March 24, 2016, 06:40:17 AM
Dennis that Horse is well trained.  ;)

Nice job Sharon.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 24, 2016, 07:30:06 AM
Thanks Susan, Mea, Val, Nina and Dennis! And that's hysterical Dennis! I'll add those pencil lines when I get home. Guess I shouldn't just blindly follow you in the future!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Danielle123 on March 24, 2016, 07:51:51 AM
Lovely drawing Sharon.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Pinuccia on March 26, 2016, 04:35:08 PM
Sharon its lovely.  I must start painting again its just getting the feeling back.
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 28, 2016, 05:23:33 PM
Thanks Danielle and Josie! And Josie - pick up that paint brush ASAP!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on March 30, 2016, 04:46:29 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  As always a beautiful painting Sharon.


Dennis, you had me giggling about the reins, poor horse just knows his job well and doesn't need to be steered.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 30, 2016, 02:51:15 PM
Thanks Patricia! Can't wait to see your version!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: njnjgirl on March 31, 2016, 04:50:17 AM
Excellent Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: ....Dennis, that was a giggle.. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 31, 2016, 10:00:54 AM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: njnjgirl on April 01, 2016, 03:50:23 PM
Thank you for a great lesson Dennis, nice to do more realistic watercolor again.  Here is my painting, please let me know if anything needs more work.  I agree with Sharon, looks like an old masters painting...

Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Pinuccia on April 01, 2016, 04:05:57 PM
Beautiful Mary Lou   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 01, 2016, 04:29:37 PM
Mary Lou,

Nice work on the horse and plough.

My only concern is the highlights on the top of the trees.  They seem to be too much of a solid mass.

Your distant mountains, treeline, and structures have good depth.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Denise808 on April 01, 2016, 04:51:06 PM
Really nice work Sharon and Mary Lou! Mary Lou, I guess your horse isn't as well trained as Sharons  ::)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2016, 07:02:40 PM
Very well done, Mary Lou :clap: :clap: :clap: I"m missing the shading in the horse to give it volume. Another point is that you forgot the vegetation and ground in the white spot above the plough and around the feet of the farmer.
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Danielle123 on April 01, 2016, 07:11:58 PM
Well done Mary Lou,  it will be great with the little touch ups.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: njnjgirl on April 02, 2016, 03:18:02 AM
Thank you Josie, Mea, Denise, Dennis and Danielle.

Thanks Mea, I added some darks.  Denise, too funny.   

Thank you Dennis, I  added the shading in the horse and put in the ground by the farmer which I forgot to do. 

Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on April 02, 2016, 09:42:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely job Mary Lou.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on April 02, 2016, 10:28:47 AM
Excellent :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 02, 2016, 11:40:43 AM
Well done, Mary Lou!! And you even added in the reins!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: njnjgirl on April 02, 2016, 03:02:56 PM
Thanks so much Patricia, Dennis and Sharon....yes, I remembered the reins but forgot the ground by the farmer !
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on April 05, 2016, 06:41:08 AM
 :thankyou:  for another interesting lesson Dennis. However, it was a bit of a nightmare for me as I lost my lines in the field. Comments and critiques are always most welcomed.  Thank you.   Patricia


Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 05, 2016, 06:57:55 AM
Very nice work on this, Patricia.

The shape of the farmer looks good, but he needs a bit more shadow on the ground.  Glad you made the horse collar look less obvious.

Fine work.

Mary Lou, in checking yours again, I see you left a white space between the horse's front legs.  Otherwise, it looks good.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Kathysutterlin on April 05, 2016, 09:00:11 AM
 :clap: I love it, Patricia!  I have no suggestions as I have no experience in watercolor yet. Soon  :yippee:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on April 05, 2016, 10:46:55 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mea and Kathy for your lovely comments and suggestions.  I will put a bit more shading under the farmer's feet.  Thanks for noticing that Mea.  Looking forward to you joining the Watercolour Club with us Kathy, you will really enjoy it.


Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Pinuccia on April 05, 2016, 04:39:16 PM
Patricia well done . In will leave the critiques to the more experienced artists. I love your painting. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on April 06, 2016, 02:54:00 AM
 :thankyou:  so much Josie for your lovely comment.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on April 06, 2016, 02:12:38 PM
Great work on the Horse & Plough paintings.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on April 06, 2016, 03:24:04 PM
 :clap: :clap: Patricia! And your farmer is much better at his craft then mine is - look at all of your green leafy veggies!!!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Denise808 on April 06, 2016, 10:03:38 PM
Very nice painting Patricia! Love the trees and the plower especially - would never have known you lost your lines :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on April 07, 2016, 03:19:29 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Val, Sharon and Denise for always being so encouraging and supportive with your comments. I really appreciate you all. Thank you.  Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: njnjgirl on April 08, 2016, 06:11:17 PM
Beautiful Patricia!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on April 09, 2016, 04:01:38 AM
 :thankyou:  Mary Lou, I appreciate your lovely comment.    Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 02, 2016, 01:39:24 PM
I enjoyed this lesson. Due to the free hand drawing the lines are different. I wish the trees were better highlighted.
I would appreciate your critiques and suggestions.  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on August 02, 2016, 03:26:03 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Gita.   Patricia
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on August 02, 2016, 04:23:58 PM
Wonderful job, Gita! O0 O0 O0

Seeing that field reminds me Ii need to mow the lawn tomorrow. :sweat:.
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 03, 2016, 07:11:14 AM
 :thankyou: Patricia and Steve!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on August 03, 2016, 07:14:17 AM
Beautifully done Gita. I think the man needs a bit of a cast shadow, possibly just a touch of one from the plough.

Well done you!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 03, 2016, 12:10:35 PM
Thank you Val. You are right. There he is - working hard in the sun. :P
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 03, 2016, 02:52:37 PM
Gita,

Well done. Great horse!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 03, 2016, 03:07:15 PM
 :yippee: You are doing amazing work, Gita. You sure have a knack with various mediums. By the way, it was discovered that this lesson is missing the reins to lead the horse. You may want to add them in.  ;)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 03, 2016, 09:01:58 PM
Kathy, thank you for your suggestion. I added the reins to the horse. I had to look up in google since the photo of the class did not have it. Yes, now the ploughing looks more professional   :smiley6600: :flowers:

p.s. I changed my profile picture. Without glasses  and much happier due to all this painting  :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on August 03, 2016, 11:06:20 PM
Gita, you have done a great painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Only one problem: the horse is walking alongside the plough in another furrow. It should be in front of the plough and in the same furrow. O0
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 04, 2016, 01:45:09 AM
Dennis, only experienced eyes like yours can see such blunders! Oh my, I cannot correct it anymore! A stubborn horse which goes ist own way and the farmer follows! Good that the farmer has almost finished ploughing his field.
One could even put this in a "find the mistakes" riddle.  :2funny: :2funny:

OR (let me console myself...)

it is a very special drawing due to this mistake which only you discovered :D....
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Win on August 04, 2016, 01:57:58 AM
ha ha maybe need those glasses after all Gita   :2funny:  otherwise a great painting  O0
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 04, 2016, 08:02:39 AM
Gita,

Well, that was certainly a good laugh for the day.  Imagine all of us not seeing the mistake!  Good old eagle-eyed Dennis never misses anything.

You'll never forget this painting, Gita.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on August 04, 2016, 11:27:51 AM
It's an easy fix. Just blur out the bottom of the legs until they reach the top of the furrow. The horse will then be walking in the same furrow as the farmer O0 Do that and you will have an excellent painting :flowers:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 04, 2016, 12:52:28 PM
Thanks Dennis- I did my best. It was not easy.  :tongue: This is the result. I also made the man taller by lengthening the legs. :whistle:

The changes confuses the observer in such a manner that one does not realize that it is still not exactly the same furrow. Am I right?   :smiley6600:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on August 04, 2016, 01:30:44 PM
Well done, Gita :clap: :clap: :clap: If you now "zip the lip" and say nothing about the mistake, Many will never know what happened. Except for here on the Forum, NEVER point out mistakes to anyone. If you do, you pull yourself down O0
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 04, 2016, 09:37:17 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis for your comment. I am glad I repaired it with your help. I learnt a lot out of this lesson. Thank you so much for the knowledge you and Nolan are spreading. Please allow me to compliment both of you: You and Nolan are gifted in being such good Didacts.  O0 O0
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Win on August 05, 2016, 03:47:16 AM
A great fix Gita  :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on August 05, 2016, 08:47:10 AM
   :doh: Furrow? (http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50125/1507044.GIF)  What furrow? I didn't feel a furrow...did you feel a furrow?!    :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 05, 2016, 10:52:12 PM
just the furrow on my brow while correcting....  :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on August 06, 2016, 05:25:36 PM
 :stress:     :2funny:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Danielle123 on August 17, 2016, 11:16:43 AM
Very nice work Gita, your painting even made it to the news letter for an example of the  great correction.  Congrat
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on August 18, 2016, 07:26:29 AM
Thankyou Danielle. That was a good class for me where I learnt a lot.  :smiley6600:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 31, 2017, 09:48:04 AM
Here's my attempt at the horse and plough. Thanks, Dennis, for another great lesson. :)


Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 31, 2017, 10:42:55 AM
Nice work, Steve.  Maybe add a bit of shading on the back leg (left) as the tail and leg seem to be one shape.

Good work on the trees and far hills.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: BeaSue on March 31, 2017, 10:48:15 AM
Wow! Great work, Steve!
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: liz on March 31, 2017, 12:06:35 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: WELL DONE, STEVE!!! O0 :flowers:


I can picture my paternal grandmother ploughing in the fields.  My dad's parents were rice farmers.  They had horses and water buffalo and farmed 50 acres of rice plus truck farming. My Popo died at 48 years old after an accident; she hit a rock and was struck in the chest, unfortunately. ~Liz
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 31, 2017, 01:40:38 PM
Thank you, Mea. I see what you mean. I'll have to make an adjustment and repost.

Thanks, also to you, Susan!?

Liz,  thanks, and I'm sorry to hear of your grandmother's tragic accident. It doesn't seem like it, but farming can be very dangerous.
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 31, 2017, 09:32:55 PM
Oh, Liz, that is so tragic.  Was the farm in that area of Kaneohe where Anne Pearl is?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: TeresaM on April 01, 2017, 01:04:37 AM
Nice painting Steve
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Win on April 01, 2017, 03:52:35 AM
 :clap: :clap: great work Steve
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 01, 2017, 08:25:54 AM
Thhank you, Teresa and Win. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Val on April 01, 2017, 10:35:23 AM
Very nicely done Steve.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: dennis on April 01, 2017, 12:05:57 PM
Excellent, Steve  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 02, 2017, 05:38:39 AM
Thank you Dennis and Val! :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Gita on April 02, 2017, 01:03:27 PM
Very well done Steve! Looks great! :clap: :clap: I like the way you sign. Its vertical now compared to your 2016 signature.
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on April 02, 2017, 05:31:26 PM
Thanks a lot, Gita! I like my signature better than before. I need to play with it some more, tho. :)

Mea, I made the changes to the shading as you suggested. It looks better, but the overall impact is small, so I'm not reposting. Thanks for the advice. :)
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 02, 2017, 09:30:31 PM
I understand, Steve,  Glad to help.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: LESSON #111 - Horse and Plough
Post by: Happychappy on May 23, 2017, 04:03:45 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  I have just seen your painting Steve and it is excellent.   Patricia