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sherrysherman
04-15-2012, 05:24 PM
Okay, here's a thread if you painted along with Johannes, or if you try the same painting later. Put your paintings here for comment, viewing, etc.

piggiepie
04-15-2012, 06:21 PM
I posted my painting in the other thread. I did mine in pastels, which I'm not too comfortable with since I've only been using this medium for about a month. (Not to mention, I don't think I have the right grade of paper or pastels) But here is my try from the class.....I can't wait to see all the awesome work.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/27200-IMG_0756.JPG

paintncook
04-15-2012, 06:37 PM
I would like for Johannes to post the photo from which everybody did their work. I had to work this Sunday so couldn't join the class but would like to try doing a version of the scene on my own, but need the photo reference.
Kathy

piggiepie
04-15-2012, 06:47 PM
I will message it to you..

pacificNW
04-15-2012, 06:53 PM
I found working smaller helped to keep up with Johannes. This is 8x10 in oil. Great class today, Johannes, especially after you switched over to the other venue!! I understand your negative painting and dragged leaves much better now by following along with you. I hope you will post your finished painting here for us to compare ours to, thanks. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/49552-Maroon_Bells_sm.jpg

Obion
04-15-2012, 06:55 PM
Reference photo for to-days Free art lesson by Johannes 15 April...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/42526-ART_referrence_photo_15_April.jpg

Obion
04-15-2012, 07:08 PM
:clap: Johannes you did it again, amazing class and learnt heaps. Can't wait until next sunday... You are an amazing teacher, you make it look so easy to learn, and boy have I Learnt some great TECHNIQUES! Thank you! ~Barbara

LADickerman
04-15-2012, 07:23 PM
Here is my first one...I did this on 10x10 Master's Touch watercolor paper that I do not like for watercolors but seems to be good for Panpastels. I did this in shades only...I don't have my regular colors yet...so it's a little dark.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/188330-Maroon_Bells_Before.jpg
Here is after I tried to tone down the mountains and add the path. Not sure which I like better.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/188330-Maroon_Bells_After.jpg
Lorianne

LADickerman
04-15-2012, 07:25 PM
Thank for starting the thread Sherry. I'm sure we will get some great works.
Lorianne

CatherineOnTheLake
04-15-2012, 07:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/983267-JV_Web_Demo_Mountain_Lake_with_Birches_Apr_15_2012_1st_Pastel_by_CS_5_cr_enh.JPG
FIRST PIC EVER IN PAN PASTELS on really cheap watercolour paper. I was one of those who got lost when Johannes switched over from Ustream to Livestream so had to play catch up. I need to find out how to avoid making muddy paper (perhaps paper quality was the issue?). Also how to make some hard edges with the panpastels - I'm used to having the choice of hard or soft edges with watercolour. Please critique without mercy! :)
Great class today esp. once we got through the technical issues! Thanks Johannes.

Sgourlayart
04-15-2012, 08:15 PM
Thanks, Jo for a great class and thanks, Sherry for posting this thread. I painted along for about 1/2 the time with Jo's palette (except I use transparent earth red instead of burnt sienna) and on 9" by 12" untoned canvas panel with Galkyd lite to cut drying time. Came out well in my opinion for an alla prima work. 6 hours is a little long, but the video glitches helped by letting underpainting tack up. If you do start a live video course, Jo, I would definitely like to see homework critiques at least of some of the paintings and I would definitely be interested in participating. Stuhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/175408-Maroon_Bells.JPG

pamshowcase
04-15-2012, 10:00 PM
Here's mine. Acrylic 11 x 14http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/174457-P1050225.JPG

pjbenson
04-15-2012, 10:35 PM
What is the size you have to make your file to upload?
Thanks

Pam Benson(PJ)

valh
04-15-2012, 10:42 PM
Hi J, thank you again for a great class, glitches and all. Had some problems keeping up, got lost once, missed some stuff, and then missed end of the class anyway. Even so, I'm not entirely unpleased with this painting. I see a few things to fix yet.
Cheers
Val

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/40174-ValsTrees55reSized.JPG

SweetMe
04-15-2012, 11:56 PM
See next message:crossfingers:

SweetMe
04-16-2012, 12:10 AM
:wave: All
I am trying this again.... Great class Jo, you were spectacular as usual... My painting a mess, but looking forward to next week's class. Posted paintings an inspiration and an encouragement, thanx for sharing your work...
God bless
LadyHawk2


"We don't see things for what they are, we see things for who we are." TALMUD
*People may not remember what you say but they will ALWAYS remember how you made them feel* (attributed to various authors)

carol_lee
04-16-2012, 12:12 AM
:clap: Thanks for a GREAT class!!!! Really enjoyed myself and tried to paint along using oil pastels on a 300 grm 21x29 cm [A4] watercolor paper. Now that it is in computer I can see some of the faults..and probably there are much more. but hey that's the way we learn... I am more of a day person so it was also a challenge to paint in the early evening to about midnight!!:lol:
Lots of really great stuff here...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Apr-2012/58142-oil-pastel-wb.jpg

it was fun to hear some of the background chatter and "lunch break... quite similar to our weekly workshop where each week someone sets out the brunch.... exchange of recipes... a real treat!!!

Thanks for taking a look!!!

pjbenson
04-16-2012, 02:16 AM
Here is my painting from today. I lost about half an hour when there was the change to livestream (lost out there in cyperspace somewhere) so had to do a lot of catching up. I wiped out the sky and top of right hand trees a couple of time, think they are okay now. Had trouble making my snow look like Johannes' (missed that part). This is definitely not finished. Will work on it some more when Johannes' painting is posted for reference. This is a 16 x 20 canvas. Critiques welcome.

robertsloan2
04-16-2012, 02:40 AM
Annie, yours is very dramatic. The yellow sky affects everything, it's beautiful and very strange. The whole painting is flooded with that yellow light. It's one of those pastel paintings where the sky isn't any color I've seen before but it works well. I'm surprised at how well. Were you using a yellow paper? Sky holes toward the middle of the trees but not much around the edges, the middle ground trees look pretty solid rather than looser around the edges. It's tough, I'm still wrestling that. For using cheaper paper and student pastels, wow, you did great.

Pacificnw - wow! Gorgeous oil version. Small, simplified, powerful.

ladickerman - wow you did great with pans. I see why you're not sure about the second version - when you brought up those crevices in the mountains you did a cloned row of scallops. Down in them have to be some darker narrow crooked crevices. There's the problem that has you not sure. Also the shape of the green dark pine hill on the left was better before you refined it. Glad you found the paper you hate with watercolor works so well with Pans! They rework easily, I would just say study it looking for geometric forms, clones and other problems and continue to rework it breaking those up. Tree on the left foreground has a cone shape that could be more abstract.

Beautiful variegation in your sky, I love the abstract shapes of the lighter and darker areas.

Catherine, I don't see any muddy passages! Just luminous, soft color and wonderful variegated neutrals. Your gray sky is a little more variegated than Johannes's was, your color key a little more intense, you rearranged all the elements. There's a little haloing around some leaves on the left side tree. I'm not sure that's a bad thing because it gives the whole paintng a lively glow, something like white specks showing in a watercolor painting.

If you want to get rid of it, load up the sharp corner of a wedge sponge or rectangular or pointed knife, start tucking strokes in right up to the orange color and dab rather than pulling away. If you dab and happen to touch it, there's less of a problem. Test it on a bit of scrap paper, tucking in around a bright spot to eliminate haloes. It's tricky and took me some practice. It will also tone down the painting to do it. There's a spot on the right where there's haloing around some of the tree trunks and yellow foliage, so it looks like intermittent breaks in the clouds over the foreground. It does look cool so I'd say practice the technique but try it on another painting.

I think your first Pan Pastels painting is gorgeous. Definitely a keeper just as is.

Stu, yours is interesting. I love the shape of the water, the mountains, the sky. Cool that you used Galkyd to make it dry faster. The trees on the far right near ground look a bit constrained, like they were trimmed into shape. The pines between them are from the reference and Johannes left them out for a reason, so it's interesting that you put them in. It feels more closed in on that side than it does in Johannes's painting. Overall it's a great painting.

Pam - let the sun shine in! You changed the light and that changed everything. I'd suggest a stronger blue in the blue sky, also eliminate some of the clouds or combine them so they're a little less cluttered. The foliage on your right side trees is a little constrained too - you could have some projections and stray leaves coming much farther toward the left, but not as many of them. Think abstract shapes, invisible outlines are a bit obvious around a less abstract shape in the "constrained" loose foliage trees.

Val, you followed along closely and I can see so many areas where you did. Great painting. There's a bit of haloing around the tree trunks on the right, so you could tuck in color around them to get rid of it. That's only down where the darker areas of diffuse shadow are at the bottom part of the trunk, they're fine where they cross the foliage of the trees behind them.

Carol, awesome you've done yours with oil pastels. That's a bit tricky, there are some areas where you may need to scrape and rework because they don't behave exactly like oil paint. Johannes calmed the bright yellows in the grass so they didn't compete with the bright yellows of the aspens. This is something you can do by using white and yellow ochre in your set. The initial thin wash came out very saturated, intense pure bright yellow in some areas, so that adds to the extreme saturation on the foreground flat ground.

What oil pastels did you use? Were they the same ones all through? If you used something firm like Cray Pas Specialist or Expressionist, you can go back in for details with softer ones like Sennelier without stirring around the color as much. If you were using Sennelier, let it set up overnight and you can go over again with broken color or hard-edged color easier.

I'd actually blend in some white or lavender with most of the area of the foreground ground, not a lot, use yellow ochre with it, experiment. The wash in oil paints came out looking one way but the wash in oil pastels came out pure intense color that's so bright it competes. Lavender is applying a complement, white just cools it slightly and yellow ochre will knock it back gently. Don't use lavender if you're not able to blend it in well.

Use a softer oil pastel to dab in those leaves Johannes did with the loose light touch. That's the detail to add in Senneliers. Or warm the oil pastel slightly in your hand - don't cook it but if you set it on a warm surface so it's a bit softer than usual you might get the same effect if you don't have any softer brand of oil pastels. Also chill the painting in the fridge for an hour or so before applying those "softer" strokes with the hand-warmed pastels.

sherrysherman
04-16-2012, 03:01 AM
Annie, yours is very dramatic. ....
Pacificnw - wow! .....
ladickerman - wow you did great with pans......
Catherine, I don't see any muddy passages! Just luminous, soft color ...
Stu, yours is interesting. .....
Pam - let the sun shine in! .......
Val, you followed along closely and ...
Carol, awesome you've done yours with oil pastels. ....

... Also chill the painting in the fridge for an hour or so ....

I left that last quote in about the refrigerator because, well, it made me laugh.

Robert, very impressive array of comments and suggestions! Brief, insightful, should be helpful to all. You have really spent the time with Johannes, with the various mediums, with each of these submissions. As usual, very generous with your time and help.

I miss seeing yours, of course. I hope you are feeling better. And that Ari managed to remain on the bed.

Sherry

sherrysherman
04-16-2012, 03:20 AM
Okay, before anyone tells me what a great painting I've done ....

THIS IS JOHANNES'S PAINTING, not mine.

To me, it looks unfocused, but if you were there, you remember all the focusing issues. And this is just a screen shot of a video. We can hope Jo will post a better image himself, but in the meantime, here's an almost-okay image of his more-than-okay painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/616112-maroon_bells_demo_4_rev.jpg

carol_lee
04-16-2012, 05:57 AM
Thanks Robert for your critique and good suggestions.... I recently bought a set of expressionist -36- cray-pas .... paid about 17$ ... rest are mix Holbien/van gogh/ open stock .... don't have Sennelier as yet!!! They are very expensive here!!! I mainly work in oils in my workshop group but started using oil pastels for studies and sketches.... if I continue I may invest in better quality...not all sets are available here, what would be a good starter set???

Thanks for your help and suggestions!!!

jezurus
04-16-2012, 06:45 AM
I hung in almost to the end, I could not make out Johannes brushstrokes on the grass/foreground area, I am going to wait till he posts his painting and try to finish mine, such as it is, lol, thanks for all the great knowledge Johannes, and thank you to his students for sharing your class time with us! It was a great experiance.

pamshowcase
04-16-2012, 08:25 AM
Robert, thanks for comments....I agree about the clouds, foliage, and I wish I had "pushed back" the mountains more. Please tell me about the light, I wasn't
aware of changing it, actually it was a frantic rush just to get paint down. I really needed the lunch break and little glitches to keep up, although it WAS good for me not to have time to fiddle as they say.
I just started acrylics and mixing color is a challenge, they are very garish to me after doing watercolor.
Pam

Johannes Instructor
04-16-2012, 09:22 AM
Here is the painting after finishing touches. It is high resolution so if you save it and can zoom in.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/135220-Autumn_in_Maroon_Bells_facebook.jpg

Vida Evenson
04-16-2012, 10:13 AM
These are lovely paintings! So sad I missed class yesterday. Did you do a burnt sienna wash this time? Going to give it a try right now:)

Tonalist
04-16-2012, 10:19 AM
Jo.. Just wanted to say I had a great time yesterday.. I really enjoyed the "live" class..
woody

Johannes Instructor
04-16-2012, 10:22 AM
These are lovely paintings! So sad I missed class yesterday. Did you do a burnt sienna wash this time? Going to give it a try right now:)
Grass area:
Burnt Sienna and Viridian wash with a touch of winsor violet. Then I built on top of it with texture.

Wetpaint0938
04-16-2012, 10:38 AM
Thank you for sharing your live class. I caught part of it and took notes Thanks Sherry for starting the Thread. I'm going to try it later.

maryinasia
04-16-2012, 10:45 AM
so fun to see all these paintings, all beautiful and all different, all based on the same reference

xli
04-16-2012, 11:03 AM
Johannes, thank you so much for posting the high resolution photo of your painting. It revelved so much more detailed than the live video shown. One problem of the video is that the color on the video had changed several times. It is hard to see what is the real color you were using. On the video, all colors were also very intense, and it seemed very different from this high resolution photo. Painting is all about color. Off on the color make the paiting look very different.

Johannes Instructor
04-16-2012, 11:18 AM
Johannes, thank you so much for posting the high resolution photo of your painting. It revelved so much more detailed than the live video shown. One problem of the video is that the color on the video had changed several times. It is hard to see what is the real color you were using. On the video, all colors were also very intense, and it seemed very different from this high resolution photo. Painting is all about color. Off on the color make the paiting look very different.
I will run more tests for next Sunday to narrow the colors down closer.

Alta Imp
04-16-2012, 12:59 PM
Really enjoyed the class yesterday Johannes and 6 hrs just flew by. 12X16 Oil on canvas board.

Johannes Instructor
04-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Really enjoyed the class yesterday Johannes and 6 hrs just flew by. 12X16 Oil on canvas board.
From what I am seeing from how good some of the paintings that are posted are, this follow along system seems to work quite well. This is an excellent way to put into practice all the theory I have given you.

tjsb
04-16-2012, 02:51 PM
Enjoyed the class immensely! Can't wait till next week. Was unable to paint along but enjoyed watching. So informative. Thank you for allowing us in to your studio.

mjellis64
04-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Here's my unfinished painting. It got so wet (it's oil) that I had to step away before I completely ruined it. The tree trunks need work, the small clump of trees on the left is unfinished, and the grass is barely underpainted. And I wiped out the clouds twice! Excuses, excuses, I know.

Anyway, I didn't think it fair that I get to see everybody else's work so here's what I have so far. Comment are welcome and appreciated!

I stuck with the class until Johannes turned off the sound and it was GREAT! More, More and More!

I'll repost this if I can finish it this week.

PS: Rats. Upload keeps failing and I even watched how to post on Utube. I shrunk the jpg file to 157k and it's still not happy. Help!

Rosemarie
04-16-2012, 03:17 PM
mjellis64
you have to post 2 times before you can upload an image. In the nexyt post you can!

mjellis64
04-16-2012, 03:35 PM
Trying to attach again... failed again and I have three posts now. It tries to upload but then it just says "upload failed." I know the file is not too big, it's well under 1 MP and it's a jpg.

pacificNW
04-16-2012, 04:31 PM
mjellis, I had this problem, too a while back. Do not use the "Additional Options>>Manage Attachments" link to upload your image. Instead look in the task bar just above the area for typing your new message and use the square with the mountain and sun to "Insert Image". HTH :)

beart
04-16-2012, 04:46 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/88528-IMG_1310_edited-1.jpg I didn't have the correct colors.With tech problems, and not finding out the new link until late in the painting I think I missed out on things. I made the trees wrong, also left the purple covered with trees on right as when I got the painting back on Jo was standing in front of this side. I had a time getting the orange color and it showing up.

mjellis64
04-16-2012, 05:04 PM
Whoo hoo! Inserting IMAGE, baby! Thanks for the help, gang. I'll try to get it done and repost with completed grass and trees and clouds. :clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/988712-P1020089.JPG

mjellis64
04-16-2012, 05:05 PM
mjellis, I had this problem, too a while back. Do not use the "Additional Options>>Manage Attachments" link to upload your image. Instead look in the task bar just above the area for typing your new message and use the square with the mountain and sun to "Insert Image". HTH :)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Holly B.
04-16-2012, 06:27 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/217673-To_Marroon_Bells_640x480.jpg Loved spending the WHOLE day painting along with you all.
Thank you JO!
Thanks too for posting your painting so i can make some improvements on this.
Would love feed-back.
:)

Parasolka
04-16-2012, 06:32 PM
Hi Johannes ! It was Goooood class. THANK YOU SO MUCH
I lost you for 30min it was sad ...
Bat I did something:wink2:.. and on 18/24 big canvas:smug:, so I kind of lost in some places.:confused:


this what I did
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/999602-Untitledme1me2.jpg

Amandine
04-16-2012, 07:50 PM
Look like I missed a great class. Tried to watch the presentation several times but, as it happens too often, I always had frozen screen. Even the sound wasn't there.
It's been 3 months since I'm on a waiting list to have my new high speed satellite connexion installed. Everything was supposed to be settled before April 15 but I'm still waiting for a phone call from a technician. Trying to joke, my husband told me that the company just forgot to tell me it was "April 2013". :D I didn't laugh. :mad:
So, thanks for the photo and thanks for the painting. At least, I have something to work with. :thumbsup:

rosehip
04-16-2012, 08:07 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2012/213294-IMG_2536.jpg
I did this in oil on 20" x 16" canvas. Enjoyed the demo, Thanks.
JW

paintncook
04-17-2012, 01:07 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2012/1027192-Sunday_painting.jpg
I couldn't attend the Sunday paint along, but tried a watercolor painting based on what I learned from Johannes first two Landscaping lessons I purchased. It needs work - not happy with muddy look and think I need more dark under trees. I tried Jo's idea of foreground in shadow from clouds and emphasis on background in sunlight. Also I need to add warm tone to snow areas. Think I need to try again.
Kathy

LADickerman
04-17-2012, 10:35 AM
WOW, what great work here.

Johannes, thank you so much for the class. It was fantastic as usual. If we get quiet in the chats next week...it's just because we are so busy trying to listen to you and paint our own painting. I so enjoyed this.

Holly, I love your colors in the foreground...I always struggle with that. Your mtn is beautifully done as well. Alta, your mtn was beautiful too!

Beart...I really liked the bark of the trees on the right.

MJ...I love your trees on the left and the trees in the far background.

Kathy your was just overall very beautiful.

”Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -- Picasso.

Lorianne

Sienna black
04-17-2012, 11:03 AM
I enjoyed the follow along very much. I will join all the classes I can. Loved it! I have never been in a class where we all paint from the same reference photo. I rather enjoyed it! Here is a pic of the painting I did. :clap: I wonder if Jo will have a chance to critic our pics.

painterted
04-17-2012, 02:12 PM
I gave it a show in watercolor and found it tuff, but it's experience and I like that.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg

HazelP
04-17-2012, 06:33 PM
What a great paint along we had. Thanks so much Jo. I'll definitely be doing more with you. It was well worth getting up at 3.30am to be able to join your class.

Here is my paint along try.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2012/915542-Maroon-Bells-paint-along.jpg

LADickerman
04-17-2012, 11:28 PM
Ok, I'm thinking I'm going to have to do a "do-over" I can't seem to get it to lighten up. I don't own any soft pastels...I gave them away long ago because they affected my asthma. I think this is as good as it gets, unless someone has any other ideas to lighten panpastel.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2012/188330-Maroon_Bells_Final.jpg

LoriAnne

Johannes Instructor
04-18-2012, 10:15 AM
I will not comment on the submissions of the paint along because I am showing my original painting so all you would have to do is make the comparison with yours and see for yourself where you would need to make the improvements. Me pointing them out is no different then you pointing them out to yourself. However I am seeing that the paint along is producing some good fruits.

Noula
04-18-2012, 01:02 PM
Painted with watercolors after watching the class.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2012/243521-MaroonBells.JPG

LadyMadonna
04-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Here is my version of the Sunday painting in oils. I found this to be a very difficult study esp before our grass webinar.
Did the best I knew how ..

chalet_dor
04-19-2012, 02:03 AM
Hi
So enjoying seeing the paintings and comments. Eager for Sunday's class. Finally I will paint! I am very much a beginner and know that the only way I will learn how is to just do it! dor:))

*"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton

Sgourlayart
04-19-2012, 09:55 AM
Hi
So enjoying seeing the paintings and comments. Eager for Sunday's class. Finally I will paint! I am very much a beginner and know that the only way I will learn how is to just do it! dor:))

*"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton
Dor, you will do just fine. Just paint along with Johannes. Piece of cake! And you won't need your down vest either! Stu

paintncook
04-19-2012, 10:26 AM
I enjoyed the follow along very much. I will join all the classes I can. Loved it! I have never been in a class where we all paint from the same reference photo. I rather enjoyed it! Here is a pic of the painting I did. :clap: I wonder if Jo will have a chance to critic our pics.
I love this painting; I feel like I could follow that trail all the way around the lake and to the mountains. I have just one suggestion. If you darkened the far edge of the lake where the water touches the land I think it would set the lake down better. Now it has a bit of a pasted on look, otherwise I think this painting is great! :thumbsup:
Kathy

chalet_dor
04-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Dor, you will do just fine. Just paint along with Johannes. Piece of cake! And you won't need your down vest either! Stu

I am smiling again, thanks for your encouraging words! :)

chalet_dor
04-20-2012, 01:59 AM
Dor, you will do just fine. Just paint along with Johannes. Piece of cake! And you won't need your down vest either! Stu

Help Stu.....

Will we be given an image of what we are going to paint? If so where do I get it. I looked for it at improve my paintings and did not find it.
..........dor:))

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde

Sgourlayart
04-20-2012, 03:09 AM
Help Stu.....

Will we be given an image of what we are going to paint? If so where do I get it. I looked for it at improve my paintings and did not find it.
..........dor:))

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde

Dor, last week Jo posted the reference photo a day or so before the class. You just had to cick on "watch free class" on his website to see it and download it to print it out. Check the website tomorrow and Saturday. Last time he used an untuned canvas and suggested no larger than 12" by 16". He also said to have your easel right by your computer screen if you want to paint along. He also said to look at the palette he suggests on the website (you can just click on his palette to see it). Early in the last class he showed us how his palette was set up. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time, and because of all the glitches involved with a live broadcast that slow it down, he won't leave people behind. Stu

chalet_dor
04-20-2012, 05:40 AM
Dor, last week Jo posted the reference photo a day or so before the class. You just had to cick on "watch free class" on his website to see it and download it to print it out. Check the website tomorrow and Saturday. Stu

Thanks Stu, I will keep looking for it on the website. I thought perhaps I needed to purchase the reference photos he is selling but when I clicked on that link I got a page not found error message..........dor:))

piggiepie
04-20-2012, 08:05 AM
Help Stu.....

Will we be given an image of what we are going to paint? If so where do I get it. I looked for it at improve my paintings and did not find it.
..........dor:))

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde


We will find out what we are painting the day of the class. There will be a link to the photo where you can open it in a new browser. I hope you join us, it really is a lot of fun with great people.:thumbsup:

Johannes Instructor
04-20-2012, 09:55 AM
Help Stu.....

Will we be given an image of what we are going to paint? If so where do I get it. I looked for it at improve my paintings and did not find it.
..........dor:))

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde

It will be there just before the class. I don't want people to draw it in advance so they won't have a contradictory composition to mine.

pacificNW
04-20-2012, 02:14 PM
Johannes, can we have the dimensions for the canvas you will be using this Sunday?

Johannes Instructor
04-20-2012, 03:13 PM
Johannes, can we have the dimensions for the canvas you will be using this Sunday?
I will paint on a 16 X 20 but for those who don't paint fast enough. A 12 X 16 inch would be better so they can finish

SweetMe
04-20-2012, 03:28 PM
:wave: Jo
Painted along with you and the gang :grouphug: last week, had a great time :thumbsup: , but made a mess :eek: ... Is there a way to view :cool: the video of last week's class (4/15/12)?????
Looking forward to this Sunday's class....
God bless you and yours
SweetMe alias LadyHawk2

robertsloan2
04-20-2012, 05:20 PM
If I'm up to painting that early on Sunday, I'll probably do something more my usual size, 8 x 10" or 9" x 12" because even 12" x 16" is too much for my logistics. It's okay though, I seem to be improving on simplifying my compositions whenever I paint smaller than Johannes does.

I set my phone to wake me up for it so maybe this week I'll see it from the beginning. Also got my little Pans set and pastel pencils out, pastel pencil for sketching. Heh, if I really want to be sensible I'll also take out the paper and the violet pastel pencil for sketching.

Johannes Instructor
04-20-2012, 08:52 PM
:wave: Jo
Painted along with you and the gang :grouphug: last week, had a great time :thumbsup: , but made a mess :eek: ... Is there a way to view :cool: the video of last week's class (4/15/12)?????
Looking forward to this Sunday's class....
God bless you and yours
SweetMe alias LadyHawk2
Sorry livestream deleted the video from last week because it was over 6 hours but I changed plans so I will have next Sunday's video recording available.

twintops
04-21-2012, 08:22 PM
This is the 1st oil painting that I have done as "homework". I did start it during the class but finished it during the week. I do look forward to the new class on Grass and Snow. I am picking up oils again after over 30 years of doing other things.

nougat
04-22-2012, 06:01 AM
Johannes - wow. that was a great time last sunday :) :)
i was one of those who got lost in cyberspace :) and i did have a hard time keeping up - no time for adjusting colour mixes and correcting errors :)
i also got tired and did not finish the grass etc :(
but anyways here's my painting.

and THANK YOU it was a wonderful experience...see you later!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2012/15364-Capture.JPG

Lowe
04-22-2012, 01:10 PM
Thank you for another paint along. I had to come out since my broadband has a download limit and I think 6 hours may use quite a few GBs.

In any event I will try and look later to see if I can download the video.

I started with a couple of sketches. I will try a watercolour but want to see your finished picture before I begin to paint.

Lynda

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2012/184661-012.JPG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2012/184661-011.JPG

jezurus
04-22-2012, 02:23 PM
Well, here is mine such as it is, learning a little at a time! thanks again for the class Johannes!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2012/157715-Autum_trail.jpg

sherrysherman
04-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Thank you for another paint along. I had to come out since my broadband has a download limit and I think 6 hours may use quite a few GBs.

In any event I will try and look later to see if I can download the video.

I started with a couple of sketches. I will try a watercolour but want to see your finished picture before I begin to paint.

Lynda



Hi Lynda -

Just so you know, there is another thread started for the April 22 paint-along. If you proceed with your painting, you can post it there.

You can watch the streaming video at the livestream site. To download it, you need a downloader app. Johannes mentioned Orbit. Another student mentioned the Ant Downloader at ant.com. If you download, it will take space on your hard drive (or you can put it on a dvd or flash drive), but you will not be spending so much time online. (I don't know how your broadband account works.)

AlaskaDan
04-23-2012, 02:22 PM
Sundays efforts oil on linen 11x14

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2012/168427-Autumns_Touch-1.jpg

twintops
04-25-2012, 05:13 PM
I went back and did some more work on this. Any comments, suggestions or critique welcome!! I am REALLY enjoying Jo's classes!!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Apr-2012/160635-ammendedmaroonbells.jpg

www.tandpcrafts.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/buckner

Wetpaint0938
04-26-2012, 04:53 PM
I love your Aspen Grove Very nice

twintops
04-26-2012, 09:35 PM
Thank you Barb. I am looking forward to the Grass and Snow class and more painting until then. Going to try some of the homework from Waterfalls that I was afraid to tackle at the time.

Lowe
04-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Thank you sherrysherman

I am travelling at present: I have set up a download just now. I used a firefox download manager. It says it will take 11 hours. Hope the Hotel doesn't cut off the internet http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

I'm quite behind and it may take another week or so before I have time to paint.

Lynda



Hi Lynda -

Just so you know, there is another thread started for the April 22 paint-along. If you proceed with your painting, you can post it there.

You can watch the streaming video at the livestream site. To download it, you need a downloader app. Johannes mentioned Orbit. Another student mentioned the Ant Downloader at ant.com. If you download, it will take space on your hard drive (or you can put it on a dvd or flash drive), but you will not be spending so much time online. (I don't know how your broadband account works.)

Rosemarie
04-28-2012, 02:52 PM
Lynda- I finally managed to download the video. The computer said all the time it would be 2 Gb and 14 hours downloading time but after 6-7 hours it had finiched and was 1,14 Gb. Weird! Hopefully it willnot take 11 hours. for you.

Lowe
04-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Not sure. A few hours in and it suddenly shut down. Can't find the file anywhere on the computer.

:confused:

Lynda

Lynda- I finally managed to download the video. The computer said all the time it would be 2 Gb and 14 hours downloading time but after 6-7 hours it had finiched and was 1,14 Gb. Weird! Hopefully it willnot take 11 hours. for you.

carol_lee
04-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Lynda- I finally managed to download the video. The computer said all the time it would be 2 Gb and 14 hours downloading time but after 6-7 hours it had finiched and was 1,14 Gb. Weird! Hopefully it willnot take 11 hours. for you.

I also downloaded and it took about 7 hrs + also is 1,199.054 KB = 1.2GB abt
real player shows that it is 6 hrs and 22 minutes long... Since livestream started very early it is about 35 mins in till we see Johannes start... well worth the download.... may try a second go...
when I check the video on the site it also is 6 hrs 22 min... so I guess we got it all.... wish I knew how to cut out the first part.
wish there was a way I could share the file....any ideas!!!

Sgourlayart
04-29-2012, 12:39 AM
I also downloaded and it took about 7 hrs + also is 1,199.054 KB = 1.2GB abt
real player shows that it is 6 hrs and 22 minutes long... Since livestream started very early it is about 35 mins in till we see Johannes start... well worth the download.... may try a second go...
when I check the video on the site it also is 6 hrs 22 min... so I guess we got it all.... wish I knew how to cut out the first part.
wish there was a way I could share the file....any ideas!!!Carol, you can edit it on a digital video editor and cut out the first part. The only way to share a file that large is to burn it on a DVD and mail it. The video editor should be able to do that. Stu

nougat
04-29-2012, 12:58 AM
me too. i had to let it play to download and even tho i let it record for HOURS overnight in fact i never got more than 1.14Gb. and the video is INCOMPLETE.
I did this several times and the result is the same. it stops around the 1gig mark and is incomplete.
I would suggest to Johannes that when he does this against payment, the videos are divided into chunks, as this length of video seems to be proving to be difficult if not impossible to download.

Rosemarie
04-29-2012, 01:15 AM
1,14Gb should be all. Why do you say it is incomplete? Is it the computer saying so?

nougat
04-29-2012, 08:53 AM
1.14 Gb is NOT 2 Gb.
when i play the video that downloaded it stops short and is NOT 6 hours long.
have you tried YOUR copy?

Johannes Instructor
04-29-2012, 09:38 AM
1.14 Gb is NOT 2 Gb.
when i play the video that downloaded it stops short and is NOT 6 hours long.
have you tried YOUR copy?
As long as you got the drawing part and the end. It may not be 6 hours. You will know you are at the end where I show the student's work (Karlene).

carol_lee
04-29-2012, 09:38 AM
1.14 Gb is NOT 2 Gb.
when i play the video that downloaded it stops short and is NOT 6 hours long.
have you tried YOUR copy?
My copy is 1.2GB and plays 6hrs 18-20 min same as video on site.... checked by moving slider to the end... see attached

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2012/58142-paintalong.jpg

nougat
04-29-2012, 12:49 PM
carol lee - :) i never doubted you :) when i move my slider it stops short.

Johannes - i did NOT get the end...:)

i am now downloading realplayer to try that.
thank you

nougat
04-30-2012, 12:30 AM
oookay
i've installed realplayer and the livestream video is downloading...it will be many hours before i will know if its successful ... fingers crossed :)

nougat
04-30-2012, 06:50 AM
ho hum

the download stopped and there's only 4 1/2 hours of it. i moved the slider and downloaded again...and its downloading - tho it seems as if it is downloading it ALL again.
surely this should not be this difficult...:(

nougat
04-30-2012, 07:07 AM
OH WOW!!! it downloaded the rest of the video!! AT LAST!!!!

:) :) :) :) :)

paintncook
04-30-2012, 12:19 PM
OH WOW!!! it downloaded the rest of the video!! AT LAST!!!!

:) :) :) :) :)
So glad it worked out finally. I wonder if you found the area where you maximize the recording time in RealPlayer. What a hassle that was getting that thing recorded. I think I tried three times before I found that RealPlayer was the way to go. ;) Kathy

nougat
04-30-2012, 01:07 PM
i actually knew about it from previous posts..so all i had to do was locate it (no mean feat) and switch it to '8 hours'...
if it hadn't been for the earlier posts telling about it i would not have found it for sure. sooo thank you to everyone who posted their tips :)

nougat
04-30-2012, 01:10 PM
oh and here is the REALLY wierd thing.
i did install and use realplayer to download it.
BUT it will only play in real player!!

AND i looked at one of my previous 'short' downloads ( via firefox+downloadhelper) i actually SAW that it is incomplete...BUT when i play it in realplayer...lo and behold it is miraculously 6 hours long!!!! !!!!

lildip
05-02-2012, 11:48 AM
I failed to check whether or not there was another paintalong april 29. Can anyone tell me if there was one, and if so, where may I find pictures done by various participants on wet canvas website? Thankyou all for wonderful help and examples of your efforts. lildip

nougat
05-02-2012, 12:49 PM
no. the paintalongs were on 15th and 22nd april. Johannes intends doing more in the future against payment - this was a trial. :)

next is essentials of painting 'grass and snow' starting on 12th may.

Graleth
05-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Hi all,
Here is my paint along for the 15th April.

Fantastic results everybody.

Ivor

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2012/57597-12walk1.gif

LLeone
06-11-2012, 11:00 PM
Here's my attempt to do the Maroon Hills picture. What fun it is to get lost in paint!

Blue Ridge Painter
06-12-2012, 12:49 PM
Here's my attempt to do the Maroon Hills picture. What fun it is to get lost in paint!It looks great, you got lost in a really good way. I am not an art critic by a long shot I just know what I like, as for me keep getting lost.

Graleth
06-12-2012, 06:03 PM
Hi Lleone,
You're mountains show a better depth than mine, the evergreens stand out better, well done.

ivor

LLeone
06-12-2012, 06:05 PM
It looks great, you got lost in a really good way. I am not an art critic by a long shot I just know what I like, as for me keep getting lost.


Thank-you - I hope to take your advice : )

LLeone
06-13-2012, 07:37 PM
Hi Lleone,
You're mountains show a better depth than mine, the evergreens stand out better, well done.

ivor

I'm trying to learn Jo's negative painting techniques: ) I found it difficult to render the birch trees - I do like yours.

Graleth
06-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Hi Lleone,
It took a few attempts before the foreground birches stood out from the background ones. I think Jo did his in one go with light and dark paint on either side of his brush.

Regards all,

Ivor