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Title: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on July 21, 2016, 09:49:11 AM
I wasn't sure where to put this so thought I'd post it here for now.

This is from the paint-a-long pastel class.  :heeha: What a blast!!!  :yippee:
As usual, Dennis worked at his usual easy pace (  ::) ), while I was just coming to the start line.  :sweat:   Even though we had a number of breaks due to technical issues, which Nolan dealt with expeditiously,  :hammer:   I still never managed to catch up.  :run: So not remembering what the photo looked like, I fudged it with my usual aplomb!  >:D    :2funny:

Without further ado.....

Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 21, 2016, 10:45:19 AM
Cool, Val.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Happychappy on July 21, 2016, 12:05:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Excellent Val, I wasn't even aware of this lesson :sleep:   I must start waking up before life passes me by.


Patricia
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Win on July 21, 2016, 12:29:40 PM
Looks like fun  :)  The water/sea looks very inviting.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Annie. on July 21, 2016, 01:31:56 PM
Well done Val.  I missed that one.  No connection at 30,000 feet.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: BeaSue on July 21, 2016, 01:52:21 PM
Cool! I like the breezy-ness of this one, Val.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Gita on July 22, 2016, 01:54:28 AM
Dynamic picture Val. I like it!!
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 03:42:22 AM
Patricia I so enjoy the live lessons I keep checking back on the timer to make sure I don't miss one.... well, try not to miss one would be more the truth!  ;)    ;D   The next one will be in 25 days I think. I miss the live paintalongs, they are such fun, and for some strange reason I seem to have much more focused attention.

Typical though... the day I have decent internet PB has all the technical issues!!!   :D    :2funny:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 03:44:41 AM
Thanks Win, do you think it looks cold? Dennis took the photo on a cold blustery day. Not sure I captured that feeling at all.  ???
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 03:51:44 AM
Annie I'm so sorry you missed this one. All things considered it really was great fun! Plus I learned quite a bit about my pan pastels. I am a bit limited by my colours, but learned a lot about mixing them.  O0

I'll be interested in watching the replay to see just how much I missed!  ;D
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 03:58:54 AM
Ta much Susan, good to know I at least managed to show the breeziness of the day!  :clap:

I think I would have done better starting with a tinted paper, as I did with the tiger. Although it is the same brand and type of paper, the white just seems to have more tooth. I don't like the texture showing through like honeycombs. That's just my feeling, what do you think? Does it detract?  :confused:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 04:03:38 AM
Thank you Gita, I appreciate the encouragement.  :flowers:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Annie. on July 22, 2016, 04:49:35 AM
I will watch the replay of course, but I never touch pastel.  Not even sure what they are. 

We have boxes of oil pastels, colour paper chalks, soft pastels, and pastel chalks.  I beleive Dennis doesn't use oil pastels, but I cannot differentiate between the other 3 types.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 06:48:58 AM
Dennis uses soft pastels, there is a range of hardness to them. They are in stick form and more chalk-like in substance rather than the somewhat gooey oil pastels.

I on the other hand, have a newer version of soft pastel called pan pastel. They are used more like paint and applied with various tools. I have found that they work easily as well with good quality cosmetic sponges rather than the more expensive 'sofft tools' they sell. I bought a 24 colour set...they were on sale and worked out cheaper than the other soft pastels...so...had to try them! I thought they might be easier for me since they are applied more like paint....wrong on that front!  :doh: No easier, just different technique.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Win on July 22, 2016, 08:30:03 AM
Thanks Win, do you think it looks cold? Dennis took the photo on a cold blustery day. Not sure I captured that feeling at all.  ???

Yea it sure looks cold  :)  and since we are having a rare heatwave in England at the moment it looks very inviting  :sweat:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 22, 2016, 10:44:08 AM
 :yippee: Ta for that Win! No idea if I'd be able to duplicate it, but managed to get it right once!   ;D
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Kathysutterlin on July 22, 2016, 03:35:33 PM
 :D I like it Val! This looks like it was fun to paint. I'd love to try a live class someday.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Tousabella on July 22, 2016, 04:02:55 PM
Good job, Val.  Love the water, and, brrr....it does look cold!  I haven't seen this one either, but I'm not in the other classes. I sure miss our 'live' classes. They were so great, and it really brought us together.  Good times.
Congrats on your pic, and glad it was fun. That's the name of the game.

Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 23, 2016, 11:36:16 AM
Thanks Kathy, it was crazy  :D and fun! I have such a blast trying to follow Dennis, and my trusty pal Nolan filling in my questions when I miss a bit. Of course since I get behind so quickly I also like to have a bit of a chat now and again in between painting. Everyone that is in the class will usually fill in what colour you missed so all very congenial and fun.  :yippee:

I don't know how it works, must be all the extra adrenaline flowing that as Lloyd puts it, I get a bit potty ... laughing and talking to myself...and Dennis, and yelling at Nolan for help... pastel dust flying, and if w/c is involved....  :doh: well you'd best get your mack on or duck! :attacked:   and all of this going on   :D while I'm painting!  :2funny:

 Now here's the really odd bit.... I seem to absorb more with all of this going on, rather than when I'm calmly sitting watching the prerecorded lessons! I was much the same in premed !  Now doesn't that scare you?!

If you get the chance, hop on over and just sit in if you like. I try to see every one even if it's not my medium. I tend to pick up little tips and tricks that I can often use in my other mediums. I can't recommend them highly enough.  O0     :yippee:

Ok, I'm done.  :yawn:   
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 23, 2016, 11:43:49 AM
Ta much Bella, it was such fun. I think I'll have another go at this with the replay. I know I missed a lot of bits...like on that poor fellow on the board. He has no face, looks like his arms are joined to the elbows, has elephantitis in his hands, and he's got a cast on his forward leg!  :doh: :injured: And you wonder why I hesitate to put humans in my paintings!?!  :2funny:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Win on July 23, 2016, 02:22:30 PM
 :2funny:  :2funny: you bring a smile to my face every time Val.
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Annie. on July 24, 2016, 06:26:02 PM
Val, you made my day.  :flowers:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on July 25, 2016, 02:11:33 AM
Win, Annie, A smile on another's face is better than a thousand words. Thank you  :flowers:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Annie. on July 25, 2016, 07:37:02 PM
Just for you Val:
☺😊😀😁😂😃😄😅  :)
and also   :-*  :smitten:  :1hug:
and finally  :hug:
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: JayJ on August 16, 2016, 03:40:24 AM
 :clap: Val u did really well..without no photo reference !Mine still stands at 10 mins into class...waiting for the replay!


I am so glad I am not the only one! I am totally motivated in the live classes and end up finishing artwork much more quicker than I would  watching Nolan, ...at my own pace!! :)
The reason I don't mind staying up at unearthly hours to watch the live ones! Unfortunately
 for me I got only a few live classes before it stopped.
Howeve I am so glad Dennis and Nolan doing the new ones at OAL!
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Juan Carlos on August 18, 2016, 04:09:10 PM
Very well done Val. The colors of the ocean and shadows on the wave are excellent.  :yippee:

Cheers
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on August 19, 2016, 03:43:28 AM
Zayn, I think with the live classes I get an extra boost of adrenaline or something,  :run: whatever it is it gets me moving!  :2funny:

I wouldn't recommend using my painting as a guide, I know I've missed out all sorts of details. I'm just thrilled I actually completed it within a few days. A new speed record!  :D
Title: Re: OAL Live Class - Surfer
Post by: Val on August 19, 2016, 03:46:18 AM
Thank you so much Juan. I am greatly encouraged to battle on with the pastels.  :knight:      ;D
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 17, 2017, 02:12:09 PM
My autumn scene will be up shortly. Hope to see a few more.....
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 17, 2017, 02:19:44 PM
Here's what I ended up with!


Great fun, powder all over, very colourful....I did mention a riot of colour!  :2funny:

I didn't get as far as reflections, but learned that I need a LOT more practice!   :thankyou: Dennis & Nolan.
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: JayJ on January 17, 2017, 03:07:25 PM
Beautiful smooth shading Val!Love the sky!
Mine looks one big mess...but I will upload shortly as it is a first paint along that I got this far!!
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Happychappy on January 18, 2017, 06:08:46 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  You did so well Val considering how difficult it was to keep up.   Patricia
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 18, 2017, 02:54:52 PM
Patricia, I was jumping about so much I could have been doing the Mexican Hat Dance!  :D

It was great fun and I learn a bit more about these pastels every time. If I hadn't pushed so hard to keep pace with Mr. D. I don't think it would have turned out as well as it did....no fiddle time!  :run:    ;D
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on January 18, 2017, 07:08:07 PM
Good job, Val!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 19, 2017, 02:01:49 AM
 :thankyou: Steve.
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Gita on January 30, 2017, 04:19:30 AM
Lovely Val. This thread made me smile... now I have a big grin on my face. :smitten:
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 30, 2017, 06:28:14 AM
Lovely Val. This thread made me smile... now I have a big grin on my face. :smitten:

Now that made me smile.  :)
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Juan Carlos on January 30, 2017, 03:03:17 PM
Val, very colorful indeed, besides, it is a beautiful painting of the sunset scene.  O0
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 30, 2017, 05:04:25 PM
 :1hug: Ta much Juan, I do appreciate your ongoing encouragement.  :thankyou:
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Danielle123 on January 30, 2017, 05:38:26 PM
Nice colours in the sky Val.   :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on January 31, 2017, 02:06:08 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle.
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Lisa gale on February 05, 2017, 08:17:06 PM
Your sky painting is awesome Val.  I didn't paint along I would never been able to keep up.   I love the colors!
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 05, 2017, 10:12:18 PM
Val,

It's a good thing Lisa Gale commented on the pastel.  I had completely missed it.

I like it - nice colors.  Although, is there too much reflected yellow on the water?  Doesn't seem to be that much in the sky.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on February 06, 2017, 03:27:30 AM
Thank you Lisa. This is the furthest I have ever gotten with a paint-a-long! Still missed out so many bits, but honestly the only reason I did get this far is due to technical difficulties on the PB end! While Nolan was doing his wizardry to keep everything up and running....I was painting like mad to catch up!  :painting:      :2funny:

Normally I'm lucky to get even halfway done!  ;D
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Val on February 06, 2017, 03:55:11 AM
 :2funny: You're right on that front Mea! While I was trying to catch up I missed more than a few steps, and hadn't even started on putting in proper reflections. What looks like reflections is nothing more than me haphazardly putting colours down so I knew where they went. I hadn't even put any yellow in the sky!  :D

I need to send Dennis a sticker of one of the signs they put on the snowplows in Canada....
Caution
Slow Moving Vehicle

Then they go flying along at 50mph!!!  :2funny:

What is slow and easy for Dennis is hyperspeed for me! Gotta love 'im!

Dennis........   :flight:                        Val...........      :boat:

Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: dennis on February 06, 2017, 09:28:11 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: Win on February 06, 2017, 10:13:50 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: Oh Val you sure make me laugh
Title: Re: OAL Live Classes
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 06, 2017, 12:15:15 PM
Val,

You are a hoot!!!  Great graphic analogy.

Best laugh of the day!

aloha

mea