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Johannes Instructor
05-14-2012, 12:11 PM
Here is the ref photo for your homework. I will not comment on these until class next Saturday. You can move the buildings closer to each other, make an opening in the fence, change the trees so they are not cloned. Use artistic licence. I will be pressured with time so I can only address a few submissions next class.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2012/135220-DSC04130.JPG

susanc
05-15-2012, 11:07 PM
Joe, it looks like everyone is still recuperating from that marathon work out you led them in last Sunday!

paintncook
05-16-2012, 12:18 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2012/1027192-IMG_1710.JPG
The buildings look to be on a tilt, but not in the actual painting. I think I need to use stronger colors.
Watercolor on CP paper

Rosemarie
05-16-2012, 12:31 AM
Lovely painting, paintncook! I think you need a flash when taking the photo. It looks to yellow all over. Or shadowed daylight, preferably taken on a cloudy day.

Sgourlayart
05-16-2012, 04:42 AM
Lovely painting, paintncook! I think you need a flash when taking the photo. It looks to yellow all over. Or shadowed daylight, preferably taken on a cloudy day.
Here is how I photograph my 2D art for posting. I find a nice spot on my deck in the shade, preferably on an overcast day. I put my painting flat on the deck with some bright white paper under one edge. Standing over it, I shoot it with my digital camera. When I edit my photo, I first set my "tint" or white balance by using the white paper on the one edge. I then crop it and get my contrast, levels and brightness correct. Works well except real early or late in the day. This is much easier than getting out the lights and using a gray card. Stu

paintncook
05-16-2012, 08:42 AM
Here is how I photograph my 2D art for posting. I find a nice spot on my deck in the shade, preferably on an overcast day. I put my painting flat on the deck with some bright white paper under one edge. Standing over it, I shoot it with my digital camera. When I edit my photo, I first set my "tint" or white balance by using the white paper on the one edge. I then crop it and get my contrast, levels and brightness correct. Works well except real early or late in the day. This is much easier than getting out the lights and using a gray card. Stu
Thanks for your advice Rosmarie and Stu. You are right in that the colors aren't correct. I took it at night - no flash and under flourescent lighting. I'm a lazy sort, but I'll try using your advice next time. Kathy

Sgourlayart
05-16-2012, 10:33 AM
Thanks for your advice Rosmarie and Stu. You are right in that the colors aren't correct. I took it at night - no flash and under flourescent lighting. I'm a lazy sort, but I'll try using your advice next time. KathyKathy, your big problem is the flourescent lights; they have a very limited spectrum and really make colors come out weird. A regular incandescent bulb (soon to disappear with the greening of everything) or a halogen bulb will give you better color, just do the same trick with the white paper under one side to get your light balance. Nothing beats the sun for full spectrum and on a cloudy day you get rid of the blue sky coolness in the shade as well as glare from direct light. Most houses are painted very neutral colors, so you won't get too much reflected light off the house underneath the eaves or a covered deck. I am lazy with this too and try to put most of my effort into my painting.
Very nice watercolor for your homework. Be sure and repost it after you photograph it again. Stu

CatherineOnTheLake
05-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Homework for Week 1 Grasses (11 x 7 Watercolour) Johannes (and others!) please be merciless! I am not sure whether to put in a naked tree in the midground on the left - similar to the reference photo.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/983267-JV_Homework_Grasses_Week1_022_adj.JPG

Vida Evenson
05-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Lovely Catherine! I guess it depends... since it's an 7 x 11 I think it can do without. If it were larger it might work nicely. This is yummy.... I guess the lemon yellow color doesn't feel right to me. Snow gets warmer farther away rather than close up where it is much cooler. Your windows and doors are fantastic and your roofs.... the whole thing is wonderful. Nice work :)

colormefancy
05-17-2012, 04:03 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/994502-Grass_Session_1_Assignment_Edited.jpg

Lowe
05-17-2012, 04:23 PM
My sketch

Lynda :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/184661-014.JPG

paintncook
05-17-2012, 06:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/1027192-grasss,snow.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/1027192-grass,snow2.JPG
Disregard my previous attempt that suffered from 'yellow jaundice'. I photographed these outside in the shade as advised by those who know what they are doing, lol. I keep trying the same composition, waiting for my break through moment - yet to come. I couldn't attend Jo's first Sat. class so don't know what I am supposed to be doing. I hope I'll find out next Saturday.
Top: Watercolor on white CP paper
Bottom: Watercolor on tinted Bockingford paper
Kathy

robert1952
05-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Hi Catherine, beautiful! naked or dressed, it might diminish the beauty behind it....Love the color harmony, sky to foreground....I like it alot!!!

pamshowcase
05-17-2012, 07:43 PM
acrylics 11 x 14 140 CP
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/174457-P1050308.JPG
This was tough,need to start ALL over, but bravely posting my effort. Don't remember why I thought the shadows were a good idea.....
Pam

jeanetteg
05-17-2012, 09:10 PM
I printed the picture in black and white so did my own colors.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/922012-100_3320.jpg

Lowe
05-18-2012, 01:01 AM
Quick update of sketch and photo in daylight this time.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/184661-001.JPG

Rosemarie
05-18-2012, 01:11 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/1027192-grasss,snow.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/1027192-grass,snow2.JPG
Disregard my previous attempt that suffered from 'yellow jaundice'. I photographed these outside in the shade as advised by those who know what they are doing, lol. I keep trying the same composition, waiting for my break through moment - yet to come. I couldn't attend Jo's first Sat. class so don't know what I am supposed to be doing. I hope I'll find out next Saturday.
Top: Watercolor on white CP paper
Bottom: Watercolor on tinted Bockingford paper
Kathy

Way to go! Now the colours are more real. I love the bottom on painting with the long eared horse. remind me of a horse I knew once :clap:

Rosemarie
05-18-2012, 01:13 AM
acrylics 11 x 14 140 CP
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/174457-P1050308.JPG
This was tough,need to start ALL over, but bravely posting my effort. Don't remember why I thought the shadows were a good idea.....
Pam
Wow, this have mood! The shadows are alright if you tone down the value. They look like two black logs. :clap: :cat:

colormefancy
05-18-2012, 01:13 AM
I am re-posting as the colors are better in this photo, and I corrected some areas that were glaring obvious once I posted the photo. Your classes have so enriched my life as well as my paintings. I appreciate all the classes, recommended books and the various artists' works that you have recommended to study to reinforce your training. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/994502-DSCN2036_-_Copy.jpg_EDITED_GRASS__Lession_1

Vida Evenson
05-18-2012, 10:40 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/979063-grass_homework.jpg

see you all tomorrow!

Sgourlayart
05-18-2012, 11:29 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/979063-grass_homework.jpg

see you all tomorrow!Vida, nice work, but you are going to have a tough time cutting that grass when the snow melts! Stu

Sgourlayart
05-18-2012, 11:37 AM
Grass & Snow, week 1 homework--8" by 10" oil on canvas panel. Stu

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/175408-Grass1.JPG

jeanetteg
05-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Well I took another picture outside this time. this is on 300 # arches. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/922012-100_3321.jpg

Linda Reyes1959
05-18-2012, 01:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/978726-Photo0990.jpg

HazelP
05-18-2012, 01:43 PM
Grass & Snow, week 1 homework--8" by 10" oil on canvas panel. Stu

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/175408-Grass1.JPG

Nice work Vida and Stu!

Could you open the gate and let some sheep in Stu! They could also mow Vida's grass!

I've had a busy week with overseas visitors staying so no painting I'm afraid and will miss most of the classes this weekend but hope to catch up with the recordings of them. :(

Tresgatos
05-18-2012, 03:59 PM
Here is my study of the homework photo

Barbara


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/113757-Email_-_Session_1_Homework.jpg

paintncook
05-18-2012, 07:10 PM
Way to go! Now the colours are more real. I love the bottom on painting with the long eared horse. remind me of a horse I knew once :clap:
Maybe it's a mule, lol. Yes, photos done outside in the shade made a big difference!
Kathy

~JMW~
05-18-2012, 08:48 PM
These are all looking so nice, I haven't had time to paint for the last week with getting the garden tilled & planted, but soon i can get back to it.:wave:

Wetpaint0938
05-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Grass & Snow, week 1 homework--8" by 10" oil on canvas panel. Stu

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/175408-Grass1.JPG
NICE Stu I missed the class business to tend to :>( but I will paint it soon for sure :wave:

Wetpaint0938
05-18-2012, 10:50 PM
Vida, nice work, but you are going to have a tough time cutting that grass when the snow melts! Stu
Great work vida I just missed out on this one Bet Stu will come and mow for you .:clap:

bearcreekartist
05-18-2012, 10:51 PM
this is 5 by7 oil on gessoed masonite, my snow turned into a creek:o http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/1021322-008.jpg

gourdalicious
05-19-2012, 12:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2012/990382-homework_grass_-_Copy.JPG

First attempt to post, 2nd attempt @ pastels (started Sunday's class), 1st almost painting in 40 + years. Getting too late to finish tonight so will take your input and forge ahead from there. :)

Rosemarie
05-19-2012, 01:52 AM
Maybe it's a mule, lol. Yes, photos done outside in the shade made a big difference!
Kathy
The horse i knew was a thoroughbred! but he often let his long ear tilt to the sides like a donkey does.

Vida Evenson
05-19-2012, 03:01 AM
oops.... uploaded wrong one

Vida Evenson
05-19-2012, 03:37 AM
JO, PLEASE USE THIS SUBMISSION... I had to fix some things that were bugging me. Thanks.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/979063-grass_homework_redo.jpg

Sallyabc
05-19-2012, 08:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/599812-IMG_0998.JPG
8x10 acrylics on canvas board with a touch of oil on the snow. I think I simplified it too much. Critiques welcome.

Vida Evenson
05-19-2012, 08:11 AM
Gosh.... where is everybody? Just 3 pages of submissions this time??? How odd....

Amandine
05-19-2012, 08:59 AM
Gosh.... where is everybody? Just 3 pages of submissions this time??? How odd....
Lot of people, including myself, had so much trouble downloading the "paint along" of last Sunday, maybe they didn't have time - or energy - to do the homework after all what they went through.

paintncook
05-19-2012, 09:41 AM
JO, PLEASE USE THIS SUBMISSION... I had to fix some things that were bugging me. Thanks.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/979063-grass_homework_redo.jpgIt was good before and even better now. Good work, Vida.:thumbsup:

paintncook
05-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Gosh.... where is everybody? Just 3 pages of submissions this time??? How odd....
Let's hope this means we have a better chance of being chosen for critique. Johannes has kept me so busy that my house has suffered - not much housework getting done, lol.

sylvia
05-19-2012, 10:03 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/265-IMG.jpg

I missed last week but hoping I have the general idea.

Sgourlayart
05-19-2012, 10:19 AM
Let's hope this means we have a better chance of being chosen for critique. Johannes has kept me so busy that my house has suffered - not much housework getting done, lol.No wonder you haven't cut the grass lately, Vida. Did you just rephotograph your homework in better light or did you enhance some of your highlights? Stu

painterted
05-19-2012, 11:14 AM
I how I got this finished in time.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg

Vida Evenson
05-19-2012, 11:38 AM
Stu, I created more planes in background and raised the tree level higher because there was a soupbowl in the sky and the trees lined up with the water tank. In foreground I had a clone. Didn't lighten. I still don't know how to best photograph my work. See you soon!

spudsmom
05-19-2012, 11:41 AM
[QUOTE=paintncook]Let's hope this means we have a better chance of being chosen for critique. Johannes has kept me so busy that my house has suffered - not much housework getting done, lol.[/QUOTE

I'm right there with you on the house work!! Painting is more fun and relaxing!:clap:

Sherri

upthebloodytree
05-19-2012, 12:06 PM
Here's my homework for this week, your image converted into Welsh cottages.
Oil on canvas.
Best Regards,

Ray

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/226446-DSC_2984s.jpg

Linda Reyes1959
05-19-2012, 04:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/978726-Photo0995.jpg I added a patch of snow and a fence. The painting is not as blurry as it looks, I just need a new camera.

robertsloan2
05-19-2012, 04:51 PM
This isn't the homework, but some folks in chat wanted to see it. This is the page I did in today's class painting along doing little watercolor studies of things from the lecture and the demo.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2012/70184-5-19-2012-JV_Paint_Along.jpg
Watercolor studies from Johannes Vloothuis class, copying elements of his painting or at least reinterpreting them. 7" x 10" Stillman & Birn Beta journal with Sakura Koi watercolors and round waterbrush.

piggiepie
05-19-2012, 08:16 PM
So sad! I missed today's class. My internet connection went wonky! Can I steal your notes, Robert? I so wanted this class.:crying:

nougat
05-20-2012, 07:40 AM
sorry you missed it piggiepie.
it was great! video and sound excellent and the WATERCOLOUR demo was just magical!!

cltherrien
05-20-2012, 08:31 PM
Jo - Is There Homework For Next Saturday's (may 26) Class?

nicker312
05-20-2012, 09:19 PM
Argh!! I missed all but the first few minutes of class. I loved the ref photo too. Will Jo's finished painting be submitted? I'd also like to know if there will be homework. Thanks!

spudsmom
05-21-2012, 07:42 AM
IS there homework for this week's class???

Rosemarie
05-21-2012, 08:42 AM
No, no homework. You can always do last weeks homework.

piggiepie
05-21-2012, 08:56 AM
sorry you missed it piggiepie.
it was great! video and sound excellent and the WATERCOLOUR demo was just magical!!

Now, I'm really sad! :eek: Does anyone have the reference photo he used for his demo? Maybe I could work on it this week and submit for a critique. Practice, practice, practice..

spudsmom
05-21-2012, 11:55 AM
No, no homework. You can always do last weeks homework.


I just realized Jo put up homework this morning.... It is a new strand listed as homework- essentials of painting snow!

Rosemarie
05-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Yes, you are right. He never mentioned to my knowledge.

xli
05-21-2012, 03:11 PM
Do we have home work for week 2 painting grass yet?

Amandine
05-21-2012, 03:17 PM
Do we have home work for week 2 painting grass yet?
Yes, we do. Check the thread "Essentials of Painting Snow". The photo for our current homework is posted there.

xli
05-21-2012, 03:26 PM
Thank you Amandine for your post, but I could not find it. I put "essnetials of painting snow" or just "snow" to search and could not find the thread.

xli
05-21-2012, 03:31 PM
ah!! Find it!! I don't know why it did not show up in my previouse search. Now I got it. Thank you every one!!

susanc
05-21-2012, 04:03 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2012/1697-grasshomework.jpg

This is my 2nd try at this painting because it is a special topic. For me, this is like returning to the where it all started. I found Jo because I couldn't paint grass--I painted something that looked like ruffles instead--so I did a search for Clyde Aspevig painting techniques and there was Jo at wetcanvas, who came to my rescue with not only grass, but so many other landscape subjects! I'll never be able to paint like Clyde(!), but the grass ruffle effect is thankfully gone.

Thanks, Jo! I am almost tempted to put this up on my wall. I've never felt that way about any of my paintings before!

Susan
I'm so glad you're doing the paint-alongs. I can't wait until I can join them!

paintncook
05-21-2012, 04:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2012/1697-grasshomework.jpg

This is my 2nd try at this painting because it is a special topic. For me, this is like returning to the where it all started. I found Jo because I couldn't paint grass--I painted something that looked like ruffles instead--so I did a search for Clyde Aspevig painting techniques and there was Jo at wetcanvas, who came to my rescue with not only grass, but so many other landscape subjects! I'll never be able to paint like Clyde(!), but the grass ruffle effect is thankfully gone.

Thanks, Jo! I am almost tempted to put this up on my wall. I've never felt that way about any of my paintings before!

Susan
I'm so glad you're doing the paint-alongs. I can't wait until I can join them!

This is gorgeous! I love the soft look of the grass - so natural looking. I'd hang it on my wall for sure. Kathy

Johannes Instructor
05-21-2012, 05:41 PM
This is gorgeous! I love the soft look of the grass - so natural looking. I'd hang it on my wall for sure. Kathy

Now that is much easier on the eyes! The mind puts the grass in. This paintings tells a story and it has a nice simple design in it just like it is supposed to be. Frame it!

397jocat
05-22-2012, 09:53 AM
Any homework this week??? 5/22/12

Rosemarie
05-22-2012, 10:08 AM
Yes - if you look at the main page Partner: WetCanvas Live! with Johannes Vloothuis you'll find Homework-Essentials of Painting Snow

susanc
05-25-2012, 01:52 PM
Thanks, Jo and Kathy!

I could be up all night tonight with the snow assignment. I've never painted snow or bare trees before. Congrats Kathy, for finishing two submissions! (Could you share one with me?) ;)

bobwood
07-06-2012, 05:07 PM
i m very great fan of your forum

lorigina
07-19-2012, 04:21 PM
Did the assignment late, but decide to post it anyway. I couldn't get the trees to look right, so I took them out. I think the car may be too bright and should have been muted more.

Johannes Instructor
07-20-2012, 07:54 AM
Did the assignment late, but decide to post it anyway. I couldn't get the trees to look right, so I took them out. I think the car may be too bright and should have been muted more.
I agree about the car. Normally the smart idea when it comes to weathered old bard scenes you add a car that is very old, even rusted so it fits in.

Sgourlayart
07-20-2012, 09:27 AM
I agree about the car. Normally the smart idea when it comes to weathered old bard scenes you add a car that is very old, even rusted so it fits in.Johannes, I think you meant "barn" and not "bard", because a "weathered old bard" would probably be riding a beaten up horse or donkey and not have a car. (Joke). Stu

Johannes Instructor
07-20-2012, 09:56 AM
Johannes, I think you meant "barn" and not "bard", because a "weathered old bard" would probably be riding a beaten up horse or donkey and not have a car. (Joke). Stu
Well I have seen paintings with an old rusted jalopy sitting in field grass or an old tractor. Something like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepapoose/4990690333/

Sgourlayart
07-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Well I have seen paintings with an old rusted jalopy sitting in field grass or an old tractor. Something like this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlepapoose/4990690333/Johannes, I know what you have mean exactly. My comment was a joke on your typo which substituted "weathered old BARD" for "weathered old BARN". I think you tried to take me seriously. I love old tractors and jalopies and old weathered barns in paintings; how about for your next class after seascapes doing "Essentials of painting old cars, tractors and farm implements"? And thanks for the photo reference. Stu

Johannes Instructor
07-24-2012, 06:07 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2012/135220-u0513.jpg

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lorigina
07-24-2012, 10:25 PM
Johannes, thank you for taking the time to look at my painting. I appreciate and value your comments - and have worked to improve the painting. Alas, as I was taking the pictures, a little ant decided to pose for her portrait, and came out in all 6 pictures I took! :eek:. Please ignore said ant, I will take another pix tomorrow.

8 x 10 Chroma Atelier acrylics on canvas. Limited palette of titanium white, yellow ochre, burnt sienna and fr. ultramarine blue. The picture was taken later in the day, so the colors seem different to me.

Johannes Instructor
07-25-2012, 06:56 AM
Johannes, thank you for taking the time to look at my painting. I appreciate and value your comments - and have worked to improve the painting. Alas, as I was taking the pictures, a little ant decided to pose for her portrait, and came out in all 6 pictures I took! :eek:. Please ignore said ant, I will take another pix tomorrow.

8 x 10 Chroma Atelier acrylics on canvas. Limited palette of titanium white, yellow ochre, burnt sienna and fr. ultramarine blue. The picture was taken later in the day, so the colors seem different to me.
I woulod make the sky a blue green hue and lighter. By making the sky the lightest mass your painting will look more luminous even of other masses are dark.