Paint Basket Art Forum

Author Topic: LESSON #63 - Poplar Trees  (Read 9320 times)

Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 20117
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #30 on: June 17, 2013, 11:00:52 AM
Riya... ending up where I am is not so bad, I learn a lot, have a barrel of laughs (mainly at myself), and somehow amazing as it is to me, most times end up with a half decent painting...most times  ::) :2funny:

One of my old school teachers suggested I'd probably do better to pursue a career in comedy rather than art  ??? go figure!  :heeha:

I hope you do join us, I'm just hoping that our 'fruitbowl' next week is not too exotic!  :D

Lovely to see you here.  :1hug:


Happychappy

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 9175
Reply #31 on: June 17, 2013, 01:16:11 PM
Wow, just took a quick look at all the wonderful paintings.  Excellent work Jennylynn, Doina, Lynnp, Lillian for following and finishing the paint-a-long and Val for your half completed painting which looks great so far.  I missed the class and will wait for the replay which I am looking forward to.  Hope I haven't left anyone out for what I have seen are all fantastic.


Rita, that's the spirit ... just give painting a go and you may even surprise yourself what you can do with your hand.  The brain always finds a way to compensate.  If people have learned to paint with their mouths and feet, then there is much hope for you.  Don't ever give up.  Looking forward to seeing your work.


Bless you all,  Patricia
Patricia
Blessed are those who give without remembering and blessed are those who receive without forgetting - anonymous


Tousabella

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1839
  • Believe you can, and you're halfway there.
Reply #32 on: June 17, 2013, 05:01:11 PM
Wow...These are outstanding!!  You have all done such a great job. They are all beautiful keepers!  Congrats everyone.
Retta

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
                                                    Jimmy Dean


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7227
Reply #33 on: June 17, 2013, 09:20:19 PM
Looks like everyone enjoyed this class :)

Jenny: Excellent painting overall. :clap: :clap: :clap: Except poplar trees are between yellow and orange and not red.

Doina: Very natural looking trees and good painting :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm missing the shadow on the side of the house. Also be careful of separating all the bushes. All the bushes on the left MUST be touching each other (paint in the white spaces separating them)

Lynn: Also a very good painting :clap: :clap: :clap: Although not wrong, the sky is a bit too light. Sky was darkened to bring out the contrast of the light trees. Darken up the sunlit roofs slightly as there must be contrast between it and the sky. Excellent wet-in-wet central bush O0

Val: You have made a very good start  :clap: :clap: :clap: - looking forward to see the completed painting.

Lillian: Excellent for a first paint-a-long :clap: :clap: :clap: Lovely clouds but you have lost the orange in the bush on the left - it balances out the red roof.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


doina

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1548
  • Never to late to learn something new!
Reply #34 on: June 18, 2013, 01:06:41 AM
Thank you Dennis, I'll do the corrections. The picture represented the stage I had at the end of the class. I had some other small things to fix too. Thank, Doina
Doina


Lillian

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5251
Reply #35 on: June 18, 2013, 01:54:43 AM
Hmmm, I see your point,  :thankyou:  Dennis and it's well taken.  If that's the only fault you find with my painting, I'm delighted. 
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


lynn p.

  • Canvas
  • *
  • Posts: 2578
Reply #36 on: June 18, 2013, 03:22:52 AM
Thanks Dennis.  I see what you mean about the light sky and the contrast problem.  Will adjust it.


Happychappy

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 9175
Reply #37 on: June 18, 2013, 10:50:01 PM
I had to wait for the replay which was available today and I managed to finish the painting.  Looking forward to your comments and critiques.  Thanks.  Patricia
 
 
Patricia
Blessed are those who give without remembering and blessed are those who receive without forgetting - anonymous


dennis

  • Administrator
  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 7227
Reply #38 on: June 19, 2013, 12:12:28 AM
Very nice painting, Patricia :clap: :clap: :clap: The house wall needs a bit more shadow in it as well as the bottom of the main bush. O0
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


mea hamo pena

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 13857
  • Oh, my! ART!
    • Long Lost Art by MaryAnne Long
Reply #39 on: June 19, 2013, 12:19:07 AM
Patricia,

Your poplar painting looks great.  Is that a propane tank on the side of the house?

Oh, the tree to the far left looks like it needs a bit of blending in the middle.

Otherwise, great work!!

aloha

mea

A day without art is like a day without sunshine.


Happychappy

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 9175
Reply #40 on: June 19, 2013, 12:38:12 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou:  Dennis and Mea for your comments. Dennis I darkened the shadow of the house and also the bottom of the main bush.  Thank you for your advice.


Mea, thanks for your suggestions.  I blended the tree on the left and what looks like a "propane" tank to you on the side of the house can be anything you want it to be   :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Patricia
Patricia
Blessed are those who give without remembering and blessed are those who receive without forgetting - anonymous


doina

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1548
  • Never to late to learn something new!
Reply #41 on: June 19, 2013, 12:58:39 AM
Thank you Dennis, I added the shadow on the house and I made bushes to touch each other. I'll try to post it tomorrow. Thanks again.

Very nice painting Patricia, it looks that both of us need some more shadow on our houses. Doina
« Last Edit: June 19, 2013, 01:30:20 AM by doina »
Doina


Lillian

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 5251
Reply #42 on: June 19, 2013, 01:07:42 AM
Patricia,  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:   O0
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


jrhall036

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 697
Reply #43 on: June 19, 2013, 02:48:40 AM
Patricia, I think you did a wonderful job!  :clap: :clap: :clap:  Your colors are quite beautiful!
Cheers,
Jani


Happychappy

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 9175
Reply #44 on: June 19, 2013, 12:22:22 PM
 :thankyou:  Doina for your comments.  My shadow on the side of the house were quite dark but in the photograph it didn't show. However, I followed Dennis' advice and darkened them further.


 :thankyou:  Lillian


 :thankyou: Jani for your always uplifting comments which are much appreciated.


Bless you all.  Patricia
Patricia
Blessed are those who give without remembering and blessed are those who receive without forgetting - anonymous