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Johannes Instructor
02-19-2012, 08:42 AM
Here is a high resolution photo from which to base your painting. I recommend you download it so you can zoom in. You may leave out the bottom evergreens or find a way to make them work. Please crop your photo. It is a lot of work for me to have to crop them on my end. Some of you are taking your photos that include part of your surroundings. You can use "Paint" under accessories to do the cropping so I only get the painting.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/135220-IMG_1642.jpg

carol_lee
02-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Thanks for the great lessons.... when downloading the image it comes up just 640x800 --guess wetcanvas re sized it...any other source??? Question concerning yellow ochre pale .. what could I add to yellow ochre to make it pale... white/naples yellow??? Thanks
Carol

aolaranora
02-19-2012, 12:00 PM
Beautiful photo, Johannes, love it!

Carol Lee is right - WC will resize it to no more then 800 on longest side... Could you, please post it to reference image library and provide us with the link? Then we will be able to have it in high resolution.
Thank You for the great lesson yesterday!

*Deirdre*
02-19-2012, 12:27 PM
You could upload it to the library at 2500 x 2000...it would then download as high res

tennisqueen
02-19-2012, 01:26 PM
You will have to excuse me, but how do you download the picture when there is no link. I just see the picture. I could copy and paste, but I assume there must be a way to download it. Please tell me how, thanks:)))
Judy

kittierue
02-19-2012, 01:49 PM
Right mouse, then save image as....

You will have to excuse me, but how do you download the picture when there is no link. I just see the picture. I could copy and paste, but I assume there must be a way to download it. Please tell me how, thanks:)))
Judy

judyfilarecki
02-19-2012, 01:51 PM
Hope you don't mind, but I worked all day yesterday after class to paint one of you reference pictures from the class. This is totally different from my usual paintings. I've been trying to add a lot more color into paintings and not copy the photos so much. Here's my waterfalls.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/190342-sunwaterfalls_smalll.jpg

Johannes Instructor
02-19-2012, 06:16 PM
Right click on the photo and select, "Save as" to save it on your hard drive

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/135220-IMG_1642.jpg

CaKatt
02-19-2012, 06:17 PM
Oh my! This is gorgeous but oh am I feeling overwhelmed. Where to start? I guess I need to just 'dive' in. lol Seriously this is my first time to take a class from Johannes and I sincerely appreciate the opportunity. I am learning so much.
CaKatt
P.S. I also would appreciate a higher resolution photo than what WC is allowing here.

BUN201
02-19-2012, 07:17 PM
I missed the first class --really enjoyed yesterday. :clap: I had during the week done the reference photo but didn't post it since I missed the class, and after watching all the critiques am glad I didn't :lol: ( I redid that one as well, and am posting that here as well.)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/119105-Waterfall_copy.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/119105-Waterfall_2_copy.jpg

Thanks for the wonderful classes!!!

Marvell
02-20-2012, 12:53 AM
Judy, I really like your painting! It has such a soft, dreaming quality and is so well composed.

Malkuth
02-20-2012, 11:21 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/48963-waterfall2w.jpg

Another fantastic tutorial. Thank you Jo! :clap:

I thought I would try a more abstract style, I like the way the colours came out but not too happy with the line down the right hand side of the waterfall and I think I need to do some more work on the trees.

Wendy

CaKatt
02-20-2012, 12:08 PM
I have not done the homework before. Can we crop the photo (my sketch cuts a third of it off) or do we need to retain as much of the original as possible?

Sienna black
02-20-2012, 01:13 PM
Here is a high resolution photo from which to base your painting. I recommend you download it so you can zoom in. You may leave out the bottom evergreens or find a way to make them work. Please crop your photo. It is a lot of work for me to have to crop them on my end. Some of you are taking your photos that include part of your surroundings. You can use "Paint" under accessories to do the cropping so I only get the painting.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/135220-IMG_1642.jpg

Johannes, could you tell us where this is? I like to be able to answer someone when they ask about the location. Thanks for going over and above the call of duty and giving us feedback on our work.:clap:

judyfilarecki
02-20-2012, 01:29 PM
Judy, I really like your painting! It has such a soft, dreaming quality and is so well composed.
Thanks so much. As I look at it more, I realize I have to put more detail in the lower 1/3 to the left of the falls especially where it is closer to the focal point. It will be fun to see if Johannes see the same problem as I do.:)

Marvell
02-20-2012, 01:40 PM
Thanks so much. As I look at it more, I realize I have to put more detail in the lower 1/3 to the left of the falls especially where it is closer to the focal point. It will be fun to see if Johannes see the same problem as I do.:)

I think it gives it an almost 3D effect. I like it.

xli
02-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Here is a high resolution photo from which to base your painting. I recommend you download it so you can zoom in. You may leave out the bottom evergreens or find a way to make them work. Please crop your photo. It is a lot of work for me to have to crop them on my end. Some of you are taking your photos that include part of your surroundings. You can use "Paint" under accessories to do the cropping so I only get the painting.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/135220-IMG_1642.jpg
Those evergreens are really following your rules Johannes!! They look like just walk right out of your painting.

artastic
02-20-2012, 06:14 PM
arrggghhh
this is acrylic based on gessoed foam core (what was I thinking? I was thinking it was mat board, oh well) then Holbein softies on top (I don't have pans )
good for a larfff

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/104250-wfall_homework2.jpg

horsthh
02-20-2012, 06:18 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/95516-waterfall_homework2_002.jpg This my homework submission, 20 by 16 oil on canvas, hopeful I will get a critique, had a lot of questions while painting, also had some issues photographing, seem to come up with different colors than the painting, a little too green.

nicker312
02-20-2012, 06:27 PM
I missed the first class --really enjoyed yesterday. :clap: I had during the week done the reference photo but didn't post it since I missed the class, and after watching all the critiques am glad I didn't :lol: ( I redid that one as well, and am posting that here as well.)


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/119105-Waterfall_copy.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/119105-Waterfall_2_copy.jpg

Thanks for the wonderful classes!!!
I like them both. You put a lot of thought into your composition! I struggled with my homework and didn't submit anything. Maybe later...

nicker312
02-20-2012, 06:31 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/95516-waterfall_homework2_002.jpg This my homework submission, 20 by 16 oil on canvas, hopeful I will get a critique, had a lot of questions while painting, also had some issues photographing, seem to come up with different colors than the painting, a little too green.
I like your composition and I think the colors you used are nice. It has a certain "mood." Good use of abstract shapes. Did you do an underpainting first?

Marvell
02-21-2012, 02:16 AM
Ok, I admit, I gave up. I just have a cheapy student grade 36 count pastel set and it just got too frustrating. My painting has other issues as well but with my current set of pastels all I could really focus on was struggling with the pastels themselves. With only black and deep blue as my only darks it was getting too frustrating. I have a new set of 72's ordered and on the way though - can't wait! (Hmmmm, it cut a little bit of the bottom off of my painting)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/978164-waterfall_800.jpg

shrswmn
02-21-2012, 08:44 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6419.JPG

This was a big challenge for me. Thank you for pushing us.

shrswmn
02-21-2012, 11:50 AM
Marna---you did a beautiful job and with a limited palatte! I's so looking forward to your work when you get that new set...

painterted
02-21-2012, 01:34 PM
This is week #2 homework. I used watercolor and pastel in the water.

Joe , I have to put my time in at the Gallery on sat. so I will miss your watercolor demo, Dam.

ted


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg

Karen R
02-21-2012, 01:39 PM
I love these classes! Hoping to post homework soon.

pacificNW
02-21-2012, 02:09 PM
Does anyone know the name of these falls?

Parasolka
02-21-2012, 02:10 PM
Hi there:wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/999602-PASTEL.jpg

lildip
02-21-2012, 02:41 PM
after trying to gradate, and use all of Jo's suggestions, I realize this is one of the hardest subjects I've ever attempted. very little experience using pastels but pans seem even harder to get the right degree of gradation and color. I wonder how many others are feeling the same?

valh
02-21-2012, 03:34 PM
Hi J, here is week 2 homework. I never did solve the problem of showing a source for the waterfall. :-/
I'm also suspecting that *where* you are standing, and the length of the falls, will have a lot to do with whether you can see the source or not (?)
Thanks for more great classes, keep 'em coming!
Cheers
Val

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/40174-Vals_Wfall_Wk2.JPG

Borntobeanartist
02-21-2012, 04:40 PM
I just ordered the the panpastels unline after running all over the place to find them. No one carries them around here! They will arive tomorrow by Fed-x. Hope to get my homework done then.

Thanks Johannes for using my painting as an example on the 1st homework. That really helped me on what I need to do! I am so glad I retired so I could spend my time doing what I love!

judyfilarecki
02-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Ok, I admit, I gave up. I just have a cheapy student grade 36 count pastel set and it just got too frustrating. My painting has other issues as well but with my current set of pastels all I could really focus on was struggling with the pastels themselves. With only black and deep blue as my only darks it was getting too frustrating. I have a new set of 72's ordered and on the way though - can't wait! (Hmmmm, it cut a little bit of the bottom off of my painting)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/978164-waterfall_800.jpg

Frustrated or not, I think you did a great job. I especially like the way you handled the rocks. I really like the one higher up on the right of the falls with oranges that mimic the oranges lower down in the rocks.
Judy

tedzart
02-21-2012, 05:19 PM
I did an acrylic blockin, then added oil. Looks like I still need to breakup the large potatoes on the left side. Also, the yellows in the foreground look too bright in the photo, not in the painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/180589-Waterfallswk2_2012_02_20_0719crop80072.jpg

Sienna black
02-21-2012, 05:34 PM
Does anyone know the name of these falls?
I have asked the same question, didn't get an answer yet. Maybe Jo will tell us on Saturday.

Johannes Instructor
02-21-2012, 09:04 PM
I have asked the same question, didn't get an answer yet. Maybe Jo will tell us on Saturday.
Running Eagle Falls in Glacier National Park, Montana

nicker312
02-21-2012, 09:06 PM
This is week #2 homework. I used watercolor and pastel in the water.

Joe , I have to put my time in at the Gallery on sat. so I will miss your watercolor demo, Dam.

ted


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg
This is really nice Ted! I see depth, color harmony and abstract shapes. The pastel adds a real sense of movement to your water!

pacificNW
02-21-2012, 09:26 PM
Really nice work, Ted! I like your foliage, your rocks and especially your water sparkles. :thumbsup:

Thanks for giving us the name of the falls, Jo. Here is my homework...I followed the photo pretty closely this time. Resolving the bottom was a bit challenging. Wonderful class last Saturday, thank you so much!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/49552-Running_Eagle_Falls_ArtTracker.jpg

beart
02-22-2012, 12:38 PM
This seemed to be a disaster but looked at it again today and thought it might pass.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/88528-waterfall_3_cropped_copy.jpg comment welcome.

beart
02-22-2012, 12:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/88528-waterfall_2_cropped_copy.jpg
This is the one I took to my art club. I thought they might throw stuff at me but to my amazement they asked how to get lessons online from you.

LadyMadonna
02-22-2012, 01:55 PM
I really had a hard time with this photograph trying to paint rocks that I cannot do well. Then I remembered ..this is just an idea so I forgot the photo and just went with the flow ( and yes that is a pun. ) Oils on linen.

beart
02-22-2012, 02:18 PM
I really had a hard time with this photograph trying to paint rocks that I cannot do well. Then I remembered ..this is just an idea so I forgot the photo and just went with the flow ( and yes that is a pun. ) Oils on linen.
I think you have great directional movement. Nice.

beart
02-22-2012, 02:20 PM
This is really nice Ted! I see depth, color harmony and abstract shapes. The pastel adds a real sense of movement to your water!
I like this a lot. :clap:

ninasart
02-22-2012, 03:13 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/947839-Webinar_wk.2_7889_2.JPG

GriselMontes
02-22-2012, 04:27 PM
I like them both. You put a lot of thought into your composition! I struggled with my homework and didn't submit anything. Maybe later...

I'm so glad I'm not alone here. I did last week's homework, posted it and miraculously, it disappeared due to some problems on WC's server. I was actually happy.... These two paintings are quite beautiful.... i learn soooo much from everyone here....invaluable. Great Job...

Grisel Montes

GriselMontes
02-22-2012, 04:39 PM
I did an acrylic blockin, then added oil. Looks like I still need to breakup the large potatoes on the left side. Also, the yellows in the foreground look too bright in the photo, not in the painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/180589-Waterfallswk2_2012_02_20_0719crop80072.jpg


Another beautiful piece....potatoes and all....i like them. I'm continually impressed by everyhing i see from everyone here and hope i can tackle something before Friday. Thanks for the inspiration....

Grisel Montes

robertsloan2
02-22-2012, 05:43 PM
Ok, I admit, I gave up. I just have a cheapy student grade 36 count pastel set and it just got too frustrating. My painting has other issues as well but with my current set of pastels all I could really focus on was struggling with the pastels themselves. With only black and deep blue as my only darks it was getting too frustrating. I have a new set of 72's ordered and on the way though - can't wait! (Hmmmm, it cut a little bit of the bottom off of my painting)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/978164-waterfall_800.jpg

Marna, your rocks and water look good. This is excellent given the limitations of your materials. My main suggestion is to look at the foliage on the left and bring in some violet in the shadows, model it more three dimensionally, add some orange or yellow ochre accents in the highlights. Sun is coming from the right so keep that in mind when highlighting foliage clumps. Also keep abstract shapes in mind with the shapes of shadow and highlight areas.

The green in those small sets is a full saturation mid-value emerald green, not leaning yellowish or blue cast. That creates a problem with foliage that has to be compensated for with other hues. Turquoise in the shadows where they're between the greens and the violet also helps, while oranges and muted orange colors will help mute the green a bit. Keeping some areas bright green gives an impression of deciduous trees in full color but there are so many other hues needed to make them look true that the bright emerald bits are not the largest areas.

Greens were something of a study for me because I don't like keeping them just to "martini olive" green but in order to harmonize the bright summer greens I like, I had to turn to Richard McKinley and closely study some other good pastelists who like doing bright summer scenes with full saturation green areas. The trick is to use the bright full saturation green as an accent to tell the viewer what the local color is rather than use it over the whole area. You can even imply it using turquoise with olive green accents, it's weird but that works, the mind fills in the emerald green between them. White highlights also sometimes mute greens and look natural - think of shiny reflective leaves, the highlight area is sometimes very muted and blued by white sunlight.

Nahant
02-22-2012, 06:31 PM
Jo,

I'm still on week 1 and frustrated by not being able to get my hard press WC paper to accept more pan pastel color. I started with a light watercolor and maybe I should have gone darker at this stage (?). I have sprayed with Spectrafix several times but the pastels are not taking so I've resorted to the Nupastels I have on hand but they have blending limits. Maybe my soft pastels will help rescue the softness, but first...what do you think?

Betty
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/38406-waterfall_wk1_cont._002_800x599.jpg

xli
02-22-2012, 07:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/979242-IMG_5187.JPG This is my waterfall second week homework. acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 in. Critiques are welcome.

R Leon
02-22-2012, 08:37 PM
Here is homework for week 2. Although I have had Pan Pastels for a while, I never did more than exercises with them so this is my second painting using them. Had to go back and try to tone down the greens with blue and lavender as it was too garish. And now that I see the photo I see a dark little spot on the right cliff. Where did that come from?

As usual I now see more things to change. But I got it done before the last minute!

Maybe I'll have time to do another one.

Tresgatos
02-22-2012, 09:32 PM
Hi Johannes,

I hope if I keep listening and trying I will actually get a painting that I'm happy with. For now, here is my practice piece - started with watercolor on Arches 300 lb CP and then used some of the round, soft, stick pastels over it that I've had hanging around - I'm thinking the Pan Pastels are easier to work with. Did use Winsor Violet on the rocks in the back but found I didn't like the combo and tried to cover it with the pastels - some of it still shows through. Attempted to create some misty areas and used Gesso for the water highlights.

Would appreciate it if you could give me a constructive critique. May do another if I find the time.

Regards, Barbara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/113757-EMAIL_FOR_HOMEWORK_DSC08233.jpg

artastic
02-22-2012, 10:11 PM
this time I used 10x14 tan suede mat, went right in with soft pastels, no underpainting
I like it lot better than the last attempt,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/104250-wfall_hmrk2-b.jpg

HazelP
02-22-2012, 11:25 PM
Here is my homework for week 2. I am learning so much from these classes. Thanks Jo for giving them to us.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/915542-Waterfall-week-2.jpg

Sgourlayart
02-23-2012, 05:49 AM
Here's my homework for week 2. 12" by 9" oil on canvas panel. Stuhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/175408-Waterfall2.JPG

elisamaria
02-23-2012, 07:50 AM
This is my version of this week´s ref picture on Hahnemuhle Pastel Velour Paper with Schmincke and Unison pastel sticks 9,4´x12,6´.
Love the classes and learn so much! The pastel demo was great! Thank you Johannes! Looking forward to Saturday.
Elisabeth

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/735472-P1070238.jpg

KarinKarin
02-23-2012, 08:11 AM
HI Jo,

Last week’s Sunday class was, as usual, great. I especially enjoyed learning about trees and palette knives. Being in Sunday’s class after the webinar on Saturday is especially useful.

Below is the painting we did on Sunday. To all my fellow web-students: it was a tricky photo, with all those rocks and the need to be subtle with tones and accents. Not an easy job!

The painting was too wet to complete in class, so I finished it today, adding the mist and a few minor highlights. I’m happy with the mist. It’s the first time I used zinc white, or tried to do mist.

This painting is oil on canvas, 16 x 20.

I’m looking forward to Saturday’s webinar and Sunday’s class.

Best,
Karin


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/981132-fallsrockscroppedhires.jpg

Sienna black
02-23-2012, 11:51 AM
Ok, this was very difficult for me. I looked at the photo and thought I can't do this. But I pushed myself to try. I know that if I were to paint it over again, it would be better. I thank you Jo for challenging me to try new things.:wave:

LadyMadonna
02-23-2012, 01:07 PM
This is a major failure in my mind but I am posting it in order to learn and see if you can help me save it. The composition is off and I cannot seem to paint rocks at all. I think in abstract shapes all the time but rocks seem to be my nemesis.
I have since scraped down a lot of the right hand side and will continue when I have Jo direction.
This gave me nightmares last night.

pacificNW
02-23-2012, 01:12 PM
Karin, wonderful work! I like the large boulder at the bottom of the falls. I had trouble with my mist painting wet into wet...was your painting somewhat dry or tacky when you added your mist? It looks so good. :)

Vida Evenson
02-23-2012, 02:41 PM
:thumbsup: pacificNW.... nice to see your work again! And it is a beauty!!:clap: :clap:

pacificNW
02-23-2012, 03:45 PM
Thank you, Vida! I am very grateful for your kind, encouraging words....Can't wait to see yours too, girl! :heart:

hai
02-23-2012, 03:49 PM
This was a very difficult assignment. Too many details. Of course I could have cropped the picture, but still, I tried to catch the complete waterfall.
This is my second attempt. I send it so I can learn, but I'm not satisfied at all.
C&C are very welcome.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/421961-waterval_week2.jpg

marsva
02-23-2012, 04:16 PM
After trying to upload this all afternoon, it finally worked! :clap:
I find these very challenging. Every time I look at it I see something else I could do to it....it never ends! So...I just stopped and here it is, warts and all!
8"x8" oil on canvas

hewill4giveu
02-23-2012, 05:16 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/184319-homework2-001.gif
Well here is my try at week 2 homework. Trees are not as bright green as it show neither is the white. It has more blue in it. Not sure i like it tho and now sure why.

Marvell
02-23-2012, 05:26 PM
Wow, Betty, I really like this. Beautiful. It has a lot of depth. Great job.

Marvell
02-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Robert, thanks for your input! I wish you could see the 4 greens I have to work with. Two are light and med sea foam and the other 2 are bright green and yellow green. What I would have given for an olive or deeper green! I'm so anxious to get my new pastels. I'll have to try the orange touches to tone down the greens. I should have know that, complementary color. You're right about the white too. I did add that here and there as was surprised at how it dulled the hues without looking just like a white highlight. I guess that's the beauty of pastels. I tried adding a very deep blue for shadow and some golden highlights to the greens here and there but I think I was already starting to give up by the time I got to the foliage area. I hate to give up but I was getting to that point where I was overworking things again. I'm hoping these classes will help me to loosen up and work broader and not spend quite so much time trying to detail things. Looking forward to Saturday and learning something new!

Marvell
02-23-2012, 05:51 PM
This is such an exciting class! There are so many beautiful paintings submitted. I'm so impressed. I can't wait for this weekend to see what Jo has to say.

Mary54
02-23-2012, 05:52 PM
Week 2 homework

Holly B.
02-23-2012, 07:56 PM
Acrylic on canvas panel.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/217673-Waterfall_hmwk_wk_21_640x480.jpg

CaKatt
02-23-2012, 08:08 PM
I am a newbie to the classes and loving it. Posting my first homework here. Definitely had problems with all the stone and am looking forward to the class on how to paint rocks. Hoping for a critique especially since I felt lost and overwhelmed. 9"x12" oil on panelhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/197736-WaterfallHmwkWk2.jpg

mlgk
02-23-2012, 08:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/161785-waterfall-lesson-2

GoldenRetriever
02-23-2012, 08:42 PM
This is a major failure in my mind but I am posting it in order to learn and see if you can help me save it. The composition is off and I cannot seem to paint rocks at all. I think in abstract shapes all the time but rocks seem to be my nemesis.
I have since scraped down a lot of the right hand side and will continue when I have Jo direction.
This gave me nightmares last night.
Donna - I really like this and would enjoy hanging it on my wall!

KarinKarin
02-23-2012, 08:51 PM
Karin, wonderful work! I like the large boulder at the bottom of the falls. I had trouble with my mist painting wet into wet...was your painting somewhat dry or tacky when you added your mist? It looks so good. :)

Thank you for your kind words!

I waited a few days until the painting was dry. Well, nearly dry. (I was quite impatient.) I used zinc white, remembering to pull it up gently. It was great fun, and I especially liked the mist and tumbling water on the rock: a nice surprise! The zinc white is transparent, and allows the painting beneath to show through. (My painting was in oil.)

Best,
Karin

jeanetteg
02-23-2012, 11:13 PM
This is an oil on a 6 x 10 hardboard. It was done with a palette knife. I'm not as fast as you as this took 4 hours.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/922012-100_3065.jpg

Pinklady219
02-23-2012, 11:55 PM
This is done with Atelier Acrylics on 5x7 canvas paper. This one is scanned. Perhaps tomorrow I'll take a pic outside to see if it looks more like the original.

crazywoman53
02-24-2012, 07:17 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/137465-waterfallhmwk2.jpg

Like so many others posting here this week, I am not at all happy with the end result. I am going to try this one again in less of a hurry and take more time to work out the composition. But it is what it is for the time being so will post it anyway. I did have fun with the rocks though and think they are probably the best part of this painting so it wasn't a total loss learning wise.

LadyMadonna
02-24-2012, 08:25 AM
In the light of day , wondered if this was better cropped. I am glad I am not the only one having difficulties...thanks for the encouragement.

uthule13
02-24-2012, 10:07 AM
I know this is last week's reference, but I'm sloow. 5x7 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/96525-Rocky-Falls-5.jpg

GriselMontes
02-24-2012, 10:26 AM
Here's my submission. Any input will be greatly appreciated....Thanks!
Grisel Montes

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/1021142-waterfall-hw.jpg

nicker312
02-24-2012, 12:20 PM
Jo,

I'm still on week 1 and frustrated by not being able to get my hard press WC paper to accept more pan pastel color. I started with a light watercolor and maybe I should have gone darker at this stage (?). I have sprayed with Spectrafix several times but the pastels are not taking so I've resorted to the Nupastels I have on hand but they have blending limits. Maybe my soft pastels will help rescue the softness, but first...what do you think?

Betty
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2012/38406-waterfall_wk1_cont._002_800x599.jpg
Betty, I love your composition!

Jessica M
02-24-2012, 01:14 PM
Wow! I found this photo a challenge to work from. Thank you, Johannes, for the excellent class on Saturday. I think you have me hooked on the idea of buying pan pastels some day.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/1011452-IMG_6631.JPG

Jessica M
02-24-2012, 01:30 PM
I decided to try this again in watercolor, with the hope that I will figure out how to get more varigation into my paintings. I used pastels for the waterfoam. I am looking forward to your demo tomorrow.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/1011452-IMG_6638.JPG

colortone3
02-24-2012, 01:39 PM
I am new and I'm trying to download my homework for week 2. Not sure if my artwork will go where it should go to be seen by the instructor by the next on-line session.

Alta Imp
02-24-2012, 02:13 PM
Now that I see the photo, I think I need more color reflecting in the water.

GriselMontes
02-24-2012, 02:15 PM
I am new and I'm trying to download my homework for week 2. Not sure if my artwork will go where it should go to be seen by the instructor by the next on-line session.

Homeworks are posted to this forum. Just insert your image using the 'insert image' tag just above the rectangle you compose in . Hope this helps...

LadyMadonna
02-24-2012, 02:16 PM
I went back to pastels this morning and finished this one up with less frustration than the last two. Granted it is a bit loud and may need to be toned down ..
Wake -Me - Up Waterfalls.
"I did it my way. "

Linda Reyes1959
02-24-2012, 03:19 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/978726-Photo0858.jpg

hewill4giveu
02-24-2012, 03:31 PM
Joe i think i figured out what was wrong i didn't like about the first go at this weeks homework. At the top the falls was to big . It didn't allow for a look of distance in the photo. I also changed the trees used the rose to mute them. Here is the new versionhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/184319-waterfall-homework-2-redo.gif

ceswhiz
02-24-2012, 03:55 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/851902-100_6722.jpg
Here is my homework for lesson 2 - pastel. I hope the picture comes up as I kept getting an error message.
I see the picture came up very small...not sure how to change that as it was originally 2 mb.
Rosella

lovecriters
02-24-2012, 04:37 PM
This is my homework for week 2http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/1022992-homework_21.jpg

callady
02-24-2012, 05:10 PM
I'm also still working on week l. I dug out my oils and pallet knife after having troubles with brush so I layed in shades of grey for all the rocks. Last night I used a thin layer of liquin then brushed in darks, rubbing out the highlights. (reminds me of how much I love liquin!) This morning put in the water with the knife again but still need to let it dry until I go back in more in the water. Any suggestions?

Darn.....I'm going to miss your painting tomorrow.....Color me very sad. You've become a very important part of my saturday mornings.

Nancy

NorthCarolinaStudent
02-24-2012, 05:24 PM
26"x22"Oil. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/774972-waterfall2..jpg

artnick
02-24-2012, 05:39 PM
Homework of Waterfalls week 2.

pamshowcase
02-24-2012, 05:46 PM
Wow-that was a challenge. Maybe 3 weeks was not long enough????? Pamhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/174457-Johannes_waterfall_wk2_homework.jpg

bearcreekartist
02-24-2012, 06:30 PM
this is 6 by 8 on hardboard, please excuse pic fuzziness.Thank you Joe for great classes,have new found confidence to try more waterfalls.

bearcreekartist
02-24-2012, 06:45 PM
6 by8 oil on hardboard. Thank you Joe for the wonderful classes.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/1021322-running_eagle_falls_001.jpg

beachlover
02-24-2012, 07:22 PM
water soluable oil on canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/188769-P2250140.jpg

Sonni
02-24-2012, 07:31 PM
Getting in under the wire. Two weeks' homework. After the fact, I see some cloning on the first one.

Both are pastel, not Pans, though I did use them as an underpainting on week 1.
The first week is on Canson MT board--waffle side
The second week is on Colourfix.

Week 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/111873-week_1_painting.jpg

Week 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/111873-painting_2.jpg

Sallyabc
02-24-2012, 07:37 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/599812-Selma_Waterfalls_feb_18.jpg
Selma homework for Feb 18 Second class of waterfalls.

Sienna black
02-24-2012, 08:44 PM
Ok, this was very difficult for me. I looked at the photo and thought I can't do this. But I pushed myself to try. I know that if I were to paint it over again, it would be better. I thank you Jo for challenging me to try new things.:wave:
I just don't know why my photo of my painting came out so green. The painting is not so green and the water is not so white. I need to take photography lessons I think.

colortone3
02-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Please check my homework and will appreciate any comments. Thank you.
Judy B.

happygrandma615
02-24-2012, 10:42 PM
Pastel on Sennelier La Carte paper.
Barbara

claydesigner2156
02-24-2012, 11:21 PM
So many great paintings...Intimidating!

Donna..your first abstract waterfall blew me away. The 2nd and 3rd are also fantastic! Stunning work.

Sgourlayart...so nice and such a strong painting. The strength of the rocks are felt.

I wish I had written down the names of all the artists that painted the beautiful work this week.

Well here is my pathetic attempt. Pastel 12 x 12.:D Not happy with it at all.

Also I fixed week 1's waterfall..mainly at the top of the rocks. I am more pleased with this one. Waterfalls are tough to do!!!:eek:

Yvonne

Karen R
02-24-2012, 11:46 PM
This is an oil on a 6 x 10 hardboard. It was done with a palette knife. I'm not as fast as you as this took 4 hours. [img]I really love this one.
Great texture.

Karen R
02-24-2012, 11:49 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/1jrtra.jpg
Last week's homework, finally. You are all an inspiration to me.

Artcat369
02-25-2012, 12:15 AM
Well, here's my attempt at this week's homework. yikes. very difficult, as it's my first attempt at using pastel. I found that it was difficult to add detail due to the Panpastel's application tool. Also, I'm having difficulty with both value changes and temperature shifts. Sounds like I have to go back to the "drawing board"...value sketches and more careful planning.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/979124-waterfall_homework_2_pastel.jpg

colormefancy
02-25-2012, 12:20 AM
Oils. I used to paint photos, now I have an artistic license, I can begin to create with photos. Thank you for our classes. I am learning so much. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/994502-DSCN1793_resized_for_wet_canvas.jpg

libby2
02-25-2012, 05:06 AM
Whew! Finally got the thing done.

12 x 16 acrylic on panel, palette knife. Gave up on the brush. :D

Gah, seeing it as an image on the computer, the water in the background looks like a different animal :lol: , guess I shouldn't have changed the color. I'm going to bed.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/977256-WaterfallPainting2sm.jpg

marionh
02-25-2012, 07:15 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/42113-waterfall_homework_1_copy_800x600.jpg
30x40cm oil on canvas.

Really struggled with this. Wiped it off once, and have gone over it several times. It is now overworked, I think, and still too busy.

Vida Evenson
02-25-2012, 08:59 AM
oops.... wrong image!

Vida Evenson
02-25-2012, 09:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/979063-waterfall_homework_week_1.jpg
Here is my first try....

Vida Evenson
02-25-2012, 09:37 AM
can't get a decent image up.... no biggie.... there's a plethora if submissions so I'll just stick with the first try....

NorthCarolinaStudent
02-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Second try. I still can't seem to get it. I work much better in close up, but that's why I'm taking these courses, to try and expand my techniques. Oil. 22"x28"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/774972-waterfall2.jpg

SalzburgBJ
02-25-2012, 11:20 AM
Here's my effort for the week. It's still a work in progress & it's still wet (oils), so that changes the effect when photographed... :(
The actual painting is a bit rosier ("indian red-der") & the color transitions aren't as abrupt / slab-like. Not sure how to adjust my photog set-up to eliminate these problems. Any tips?

I changed the motif, as if the "dry" right side had water pouring over it & added more water to play with & flow away.

I have more questions, but will await your critique first.
Thanks,
Beth (Salzburg BJ)

ckball
02-25-2012, 11:48 AM
Wow there are so many submissions and just stunning and I see some struggled as I did. I wasn't happy with anything I did and have the 3rd one half done and an waiting for class to see what I can do with Jo's advice for the ones here. I had a rough week, if it could go wrong it did. Don't you hate it when "life" gets in the way of your "art life"-lol. Good job everyone, it sure was a tough assignement and as someone else said, that is why he is taking the classes.

stellium
02-25-2012, 12:01 PM
I´ve miss|ed 1° classI´m trying to upload my 2°class homework.

stellium
02-25-2012, 12:02 PM
I´ve loved last class.

lorimccall
02-25-2012, 12:32 PM
oops my laptop is with the geeksquad and my image wont upload off this imac

stellium
02-25-2012, 01:37 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/1026862-catarata3.jpg

tedzart
02-25-2012, 03:37 PM
Getting in under the wire. Two weeks' homework. After the fact, I see some cloning on the first one.

Both are pastel, not Pans, though I did use them as an underpainting on week 1.
The first week is on Canson MT board--waffle side
The second week is on Colourfix.

Week 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/111873-week_1_painting.jpg

Week 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/111873-painting_2.jpg
I really like both of these. Your second week is outstanding. Pastels are heavenly looking.

ninasart
02-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Thank you, Johannes for another series of informative classes. I am looking forward to viewing more of them.

Jean50
02-25-2012, 05:27 PM
Thank You Johannes for the class. I had to miss the first two. :( But, really enjoyed today's. Looking forward to March 24th. I really struggle with rocks.

beart
02-25-2012, 11:44 PM
In the light of day , wondered if this was better cropped. I am glad I am not the only one having difficulties...thanks for the encouragement.
very nice Donna:wave:

SusanR
02-25-2012, 11:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/4111-2waterfall.jpg Thanks so much for the classes Johannes! Finished week 2 homework, better late than not at all. This is the first waterfall I have ever painted, so it was a challenge! Looking forward to the Rock class!!:clap:

LadyMadonna
02-26-2012, 08:27 AM
I still feel there is something very wrong with this one and it needs help.. I am at a loss. But thank you !

ArtbyPeggy
02-26-2012, 03:01 PM
Here's the second waterfall I've ever done. Hopefully, it's better than my first :lol:
Since I still don't have my paints, this was done with colored pencils.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/977655-secondwaterfall.jpg

tvandeb
02-26-2012, 03:59 PM
I missed the last class as I had to work, infact worked all week and did week #2 homework off and on all week. Really learned alot in the first two classes. Thank you. I am not really great at pastels been doing them for 1-1/2, mostly still lifes, some landscapes; so this I'm sure is way off in some areas. I did crop the ref to where I was comfortable in doing it, I hope that's okay. I only have a drawing set of pan pastels; I used some of those, and varios soft pastels on a scrap of 8" x 10" uart-600. CC/C and comments most welcome as I'm still learning.. Thanks..:o http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/71359-Johannes_homework_week_2-pastel-waterfall02.26.12.jpg

CatherineOnTheLake
02-28-2012, 08:00 PM
I know this is last week's reference, but I'm sloow. 5x7 watercolor on 140 lb. Arches
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/96525-Rocky-Falls-5.jpg

I really like this uthule13. Congrats. What a nice job with the rocks and water (particularly the foam.) It feels like a quick study and I'm wondering how long it took you. I'll post mine (in wc too) but it didnt't turn out as loose as I had hoped. Also your b/g is nice and simple and muted. The one thing that doesn't work for me (I hope you don't mind me saying this) are the two tree trunks on the right side which seem to be parrallel (which to me is a bit distracting...) I like your values too and the feeling of sunlight flooding in from the left. But the water is very nice and keeps pulling my eyes to see it again and again. :)

painterted
02-29-2012, 11:26 AM
I have to thank you Joe for your waterfall workshop. In this painting I'm using way less pastel and using more white of the paper.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Feb-2012/909312-P2280001.jpg

Pinklady219
02-29-2012, 05:26 PM
Ted, your waterfall is outstanding. You could win a prize with that one. :clap: Loving it!!!

CatherineOnTheLake
02-29-2012, 07:28 PM
Yes Ted I like it very much too! Great job. I like the b/g bushes v. much.

nicker312
02-29-2012, 10:35 PM
I have to thank you Joe for your waterfall workshop. In this painting I'm using way less pastel and using more white of the paper.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Feb-2012/909312-P2280001.jpg
Very nice Ted! :thumbsup:

Johannes Instructor
03-01-2012, 08:05 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2012/4111-2waterfall.jpg Thanks so much for the classes Johannes! Finished week 2 homework, better late than not at all. This is the first waterfall I have ever painted, so it was a challenge! Looking forward to the Rock class!!:clap:
There would be a cast shadow over one side of the falls because of the rocks. Remember, "Limit the white foam of water" Too much creates a note of silence in the painting.

Johannes Instructor
03-01-2012, 08:06 AM
I have to thank you Joe for your waterfall workshop. In this painting I'm using way less pastel and using more white of the paper.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Feb-2012/909312-P2280001.jpg
Thou shalt create depth has definitely been fulfilled in this one.

Johannes Instructor
03-01-2012, 08:07 AM
I really like this uthule13. Congrats. What a nice job with the rocks and water (particularly the foam.) It feels like a quick study and I'm wondering how long it took you. I'll post mine (in wc too) but it didnt't turn out as loose as I had hoped. Also your b/g is nice and simple and muted. The one thing that doesn't work for me (I hope you don't mind me saying this) are the two tree trunks on the right side which seem to be parrallel (which to me is a bit distracting...) I like your values too and the feeling of sunlight flooding in from the left. But the water is very nice and keeps pulling my eyes to see it again and again. :)
Quite nice Catherine. Try to make your rocks less rounded and more angular.

Johannes Instructor
03-01-2012, 08:15 AM
I missed the last class as I had to work, infact worked all week and did week #2 homework off and on all week. Really learned alot in the first two classes. Thank you. I am not really great at pastels been doing them for 1-1/2, mostly still lifes, some landscapes; so this I'm sure is way off in some areas. I did crop the ref to where I was comfortable in doing it, I hope that's okay. I only have a drawing set of pan pastels; I used some of those, and varios soft pastels on a scrap of 8" x 10" uart-600. CC/C and comments most welcome as I'm still learning.. Thanks..:o http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/71359-Johannes_homework_week_2-pastel-waterfall02.26.12.jpg
I see you are thinking in abstract designs. Try not to fit evergreens inside the painting. It is ok to crop them. Also remember not to have a waterfall stop abruptly or empty into nothing.

Johannes Instructor
03-01-2012, 08:18 AM
Here's the second waterfall I've ever done. Hopefully, it's better than my first :lol:
Since I still don't have my paints, this was done with colored pencils.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2012/977655-secondwaterfall.jpg
I would've left more white of the paper for the foam.

Sgourlayart
03-01-2012, 11:02 AM
Question to Johannes. There are dozens of good paintings submitted as homework in this and the previous waterfalls class with no critiques online and no critiques here in the forum by you. It seems like too many people are submitting homework for you to handle. Any ideas on how to handle this going forward? Early submitted homework makes it to the online review and will be in the purchaseable download eventually. Late submitted homework or resubmitted homework you review here. Should those artists who submitted their homework and hoped for an online review resubmit for feedback, or will you be going through the ones never reviewed online? Terrific to see so many people doing the homework, and I know you have been crushed by it; then when there are technical glitches in broadcasting, something has to give. I think this is important to look at for your future courses with enthusiastic new artists trying to incorporate your teachings. Can some of us help by commenting more on posted homework? Stu

SusanR
03-03-2012, 05:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2012/4111-waterfall-sf.jpg

Thanks so much for the comments Johannes. I was not happy with the original I posted so started to work on it again and then read your comment. I made a few changes and my 7 year old granddaughter told me the waterfall doesn't look frozen anymore. I am also watching your videos on Painting from Photographs, and the amount of information in them is wonderful. I also need to learn to take the photo in the same room with the same lighting!

GriselMontes
03-03-2012, 06:02 PM
I have to thank you Joe for your waterfall workshop. In this painting I'm using way less pastel and using more white of the paper.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Feb-2012/909312-P2280001.jpg


Ted, this is beautiful! I'm a big fan of your work. Do you have a website?

Grisel