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Reply #15 on: July 20, 2012, 03:07:28 PM
I like it too Maryna, I think you have done a great job with the painting.

What I can suggest though is that your cast shadows are too light (house, rocks and fence), so just darken them some more with a colour wash or glaze. That will bring out the light in the scene O0


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Reply #16 on: July 21, 2012, 02:21:36 PM
I, too am confused about the comment  "I like the balance of individual elements in the landscape but I think the colours are perhaps a little too vivid for this picture. (Problem is of course that very often real life does not look realistic!!)"   :confused:

The thing that I saw that may need adjusting was the path that seems too close to the house.  It's a minor detail and hope you don't mind me saying so.  I agree with Nolan on the shadows.  Lovely painting Maryna.  Looks like an ideal place to live. 
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Reply #17 on: July 29, 2012, 09:00:01 AM
Sorry, I don't see any problem with the colours being too vivid. I think they're great.   O0
Lovely scene   :clap:

Just an afterthought. When I first got my new paints and painted a turtle, the colour's vividness surprised me. I quite liked it actually. It was said to me that it wasn't a TRUE watercolour. Watercolour should not be that bright and intense. Personally I take exception to that remark. If its painted with watercolour, it IS watercolour.
 :sweat: whew...sure glad I got that out of my system!   ;D
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 09:03:37 AM by Val »
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Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 03:00:30 AM
Really love ur painting :clap:
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Reply #19 on: August 30, 2012, 04:22:21 AM
Nice work Karen   O0
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Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 10:58:24 AM
This is a "collage" of different techniques from Nolan's lesson on Landscapes - Foreground.

I did it on canvas paper so my experiment using a palette knife was not very successful, so I ended up using a brush.
I got tired and ran out of mixed paint so the bushes are not too good.  I know I used too many dabs and that mushed all the paint together.  (Not the crisp contrast that Nolan had)


Some of the techniques I am happy with.  Ex. The boy and the fence (although shadows are too fat).  So nice to be able to draw a person in the distance!!

As for the splatter effect on the ground, I did not have "TURPS," so my splatters were too small and ended up all over the canvas.  That technique will be a long learning curve.

All in all, I feel like I learned a lot and have a lot more practice to go!

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Reply #21 on: August 17, 2014, 11:49:59 AM
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Reply #22 on: August 17, 2014, 11:56:34 AM
Nice work Mea   :)
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Reply #23 on: August 17, 2014, 01:21:59 PM
you have to remember that bushes and trees are all alcoholics, so they need lots of juice (paint) on the brush when when painting them


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Reply #24 on: August 17, 2014, 01:44:48 PM
OK, I'll try again - just ran out of paint this time.  I really got some much information from this lesson.

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Reply #25 on: December 27, 2014, 01:07:27 PM
Nolan thank you again for all these NICE lessons. I am going to stay in this landscape from now on. Lol :yippee:
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Reply #26 on: December 27, 2014, 05:24:00 PM
Louisa,

You are getting so good - so fast.  Love the way you can see the light is on in the house.  Nice ruts in the road.  Great greenery.

Good all around!

aloha

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Reply #27 on: January 01, 2015, 10:36:38 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for fun class. Here's the foreground part of landscape series. Hopefully, next time I tackle this will be much better.




I did learn that perspective is pivotal for landscape scenes, and use of warm/cool color. I also learned that I need to practice  which value to use to make the cool vs warm color relationship successful.



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Reply #28 on: January 02, 2015, 02:50:22 AM
Very good Vjah, beautiful. O0
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Reply #29 on: January 02, 2015, 08:46:47 AM
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