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Juan Carlos

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Reply #90 on: May 27, 2015, 09:46:05 AM
Gracias Danielle and Sally!!
Dennis, I really enjoyed this one, a lot. Thanks for your suggestions.

Moving on!!
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Reply #91 on: May 28, 2015, 01:26:31 PM
Hermoso pastel Juan, gran detalle y colores. (Beautiful pastel Juan, great detail and colours.) At least I think that's what I said.  :confused:    :2funny:

Apologies guys, need to practice some Spanish....amazing what one forgets if not used for a year!  :crazy2:
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Reply #92 on: May 29, 2015, 01:07:55 PM
Well done everyone on these fantastic versions of this class. This was a marathon session for me - 4 plus hours watching and rewinding Dennis   :) It was a great class with such a lot to learn, thank you Dennis, even though you make it look so easy I definitely felt the challenge!

I thought I would go slightly larger on this one as the finished artwork looked so good. My finished version measures 14 x 18 inches. Amazing how much more there is to do on a larger piece - I normally do them slightly smaller at 10 x 14. I found the large trees on the left to be the biggest challenge - I think I may have used more pastel there than in the rest of the painting combined!!  Thank goodness for the fixative spray!! So without further ado - here is my version of this great lesson.



As always comments, crits and suggestions are always welcome.

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Fi
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Reply #93 on: May 29, 2015, 01:19:00 PM
Fiona, an excellent painting. You captured the techniques :clap: :clap: :clap:


However, unfortunately you have made the distant mountain too dark - lost the early morning glow on it. That glow was absolutely necessary to show up the foreground trees in shadow. In other words you lost the contrast value. At the moment the whole painting has almost the same tonal value.


If you take the time to carefully lighten the mountain and also darken up the shore then you will have a winner :flowers:
The background trees on the left, behind the bare trees, must also be darker.
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Fiona

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Reply #94 on: May 29, 2015, 02:24:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback Dennis - I shall get right on it  :) Cotton ear buds pushing the lighter colour behind the trees   :)

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Fi
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Reply #95 on: May 29, 2015, 05:15:41 PM
lovely painting Fiona.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Juan Carlos

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Reply #96 on: May 29, 2015, 05:42:44 PM
Val, your spanish writing is pretty good and I really appreciate your effort and also your kind comments. Muchas gracias (:thankyou: very much!!)

Fiona, I really like the details you've painted over the shrubs and foreground shore. The lake has a lighter tonal value then the mountains as well. Good work!!
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Reply #97 on: May 30, 2015, 07:18:04 AM
Look foward to your revisions Fiona.  :clap:
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Reply #98 on: May 30, 2015, 10:26:14 AM
Thanks Juan and Natakie  :) 

Here is the revised painting - I basically redid the trees and the distant mountain. I'm a lot happier with it  now.  Thanks Dennis - I actually like reworking on a painting as it's a great way to learn  :)


As always crits, comments and suggestions are welcome.

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Fi
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Reply #99 on: May 30, 2015, 11:50:11 AM
Just look at the difference now :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #100 on: June 01, 2015, 05:13:47 AM
 :heeha: Beautiful Fiona O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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