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Johannes Instructor
01-21-2013, 09:08 AM
This time we won't put a crashing wave in. However it would work to put some foam hitting against the rocks where the shoreline ends indicating the aftermath of a crashing wave. This time I want you to capture the linear movement on the beach. The hill line is too straight and the rocks need to be made more abstract. Also the rock on the left can be sent back by applying atmospheric perspective. In general detect symmetrical shapes and change them. You may also submit your own seascape that is not based on this photo.


01-21-2013, 11:03 AM
Hi, I'm trying to post the watercolour image I re-sized. Hope it works this time.

01-21-2013, 12:53 PM
Here is my rendition of my photo . I am so pleased with my rocks ( big surprise to me ! ) that anything you say about the seascape will keep me afloat. I tried to rock the brush as you suggested in the course but I feel it went astray. I may eradicate the foreground seagull if you say it is best.
I am learning so much. Thank you !

01-21-2013, 05:13 PM
I tried a water color this time. Hope it looks like a rainy day with a little sun in the distance.

01-22-2013, 02:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2013/922012-img078.jpg I' sorry I couldn't decide which one to upload so you are getting both. They are both oil and done several years ago. The bottem one is 16 x 20 and the top one 3 x 12.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2013/922012-img101.jpg

01-22-2013, 02:43 PM
When I saw your ref photo , I decided to try it again. This time my rocks were a failure shape-wise. I did try to make a decent linear movement and added some "ant "people for interest and eye flow. Not sure if it worked.

01-22-2013, 04:10 PM
When I saw your ref photo , I decided to try it again. This time my rocks were a failure shape-wise. I did try to make a decent linear movement and added some "ant "people for interest and eye flow. Not sure if it worked.

I personally like this one better. I also liked your homework 1 very much. It looked like "right brain" all the way. Keep it up! :clap:

01-22-2013, 04:44 PM
Seascapes week 3 homework

Had fun with the water this time.


Jessica M
01-22-2013, 10:07 PM
Thanks for another great class Johannes! The watercolor demo was fasinating. I have discovered that painting water/seascapes in watercolour is a much greater challange than using oils. Here is my third attempt.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2013/1011452-IMG_2254.JPG

01-22-2013, 10:58 PM
quarter sheet watercolor I did previously.Ruby Beach WA. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2013/1021322-100_2095_00.jpg

Vida Evenson
01-23-2013, 09:51 AM
Hi, I'm trying to post the watercolour image I re-sized. Hope it works this time.

Lyndas.... you're going to have to straighten the image and crop off all the extra stuff (i.e. best with no walls or frame). Just the image of the painting will give you a quality critique from Johannes. In photoshop there's a way to straighten images so we're looking at it as if we were standing right in front of it. If you don't know photoshop well (I barely know it myself) look up here in wetcanvas how to post images of our paintings. They're very helpful.

Good luck and lovely painting!


Linda Reyes1959
01-23-2013, 01:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2013/978726-011.JPG 16x20 Pan Pastel.

01-23-2013, 06:32 PM
Homework submission for class 3. Another great workshop joe.



01-23-2013, 07:10 PM
My watercolor was done on yupo paper. There are some areas that need reworking that I am not happy with. I think I might try doing it over on arches 140 lb paper next time. I haven't worked with yupo paper that much and the application is really different than regular w/c paper.

01-23-2013, 07:24 PM
I decided to do a cropped version to see if this would improve my painting.

01-23-2013, 09:36 PM
8x10 acrylic on canvas board.

01-24-2013, 04:08 AM
Panpastel finished with Soft Pastel sticks. 8 X 10


Sienna black
01-24-2013, 07:49 PM
Well , here is my homework. I started it in Acrylics and finished with oils. 12" x 16". I hope the picture is clear enough.
Thanks for the great course.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2013/221528-wet_canvas3.jpg

01-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Johannes, I am re-submitting my work with changes to the rocks so they don't look as cluttered as before and added a bit more perspective. Sorry about the glare on the image.

I would love your feedback. Thank you.


01-25-2013, 08:55 AM

Here's my homework. Oil on canvas board. (60 x 30cm)


Ray (upthebloodytree)

01-25-2013, 11:36 AM
Here is my rendition of my photo . I am so pleased with my rocks ( big surprise to me ! ) that anything you say about the seascape will keep me afloat. I tried to rock the brush as you suggested in the course but I feel it went astray. I may eradicate the foreground seagull if you say it is best.
I am learning so much. Thank you !

I love the brushwork in your art. - Alika

Marsha _T
01-25-2013, 12:26 PM
This is from an old photo from the Oregon coast. There were tress in the foreground on the right - I thought they distracted attention from the waves.
I may have done a little cloning here and didn't want to overwork it until I got your opinion.

01-25-2013, 12:57 PM
I just finished my first seascape(in acrylic). I used a photo I took last summer at Cape Disappointment, Washington as reference.

01-25-2013, 01:39 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/1027192-seascape_2.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/1027192-seascape_1.JPG

I don't think the first painting is what Johannes is looking for in this lesson, but I thought it was much better than my attempt at his photo reference. I'm only including that one so he can, perhaps, point out all my numerous errors, which are glaringly apparent, lol. For one thing that continuous white line of foam at base of distant rocks is bad. I don't know what that swipe of light color is on the right side of that painting because it isn't in the painting. It must be some artifact of the photo of it or the masking tape I used to tape it down - oh well. These are watercolor, BTW.

01-25-2013, 02:55 PM
Homework - "Cat Rock, Newport "
Oil on MDF board 40 x 40 cm


01-25-2013, 03:42 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/160480-Joh_Seascape_III.jpgThank you Joh for another great class! This is my first homework assignment submission; it's a watercolor. Hope it comes through! Judehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/160480-Joh_Seascape_II.jpg

01-25-2013, 04:29 PM
So sorry I missed your class last Saturday and hope anyhow that the ref photo and your advice have helped me designing my version of your homework of this week. Thank you Johannes for all your fabulous lectures and demos!


Pastel on Canson-Mi-Teintes pastel paper 24x30cm


01-25-2013, 05:41 PM
Having trouble with the color. iPad photo is true to color but file too large. Use camera and the color is not right. I usually o photo in daylight but it has been too cloudy here in Ohio!

01-25-2013, 06:38 PM
First effort at a seascape but now as I look at the rocks, they do not look right.

01-25-2013, 07:37 PM
Thanks so much for another excellent class Johannes. This pastel was plein air on the Oregon coast.

01-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Homework for Class 3 - WC


Misty Mountain
01-25-2013, 09:07 PM
Water color the colors fade out from the camera:) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/54780-homework1.jpgWill try and change the size

Misty Mountain
01-25-2013, 09:52 PM
Hope this is larger imagehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/54780-homework4.jpg

01-25-2013, 10:00 PM
Well, I tried. 12x16, pastels on LaCarte - (ironically, it's a kind of paper where any of the surface that gets wet will disintegrate and slide off, leaving a slick surface that will not hold a particle of pigment). As usual, I see things now to "fix." (Leonarda da Vinci: "Art is never finished, only abandoned." I'd add, or we run out of time before class.)


01-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Here my attempt at this photo.

Needs more work.
lightin was a real problem.
How is the mirror effect done?


01-26-2013, 12:02 AM
Watercolour on 1/4 sheet (11inX15in) Arches cold press paper.


01-26-2013, 01:13 AM
Here is my first attempt at doing water reflections. This painting was done over a year ago.

01-26-2013, 01:19 AM
Forgive the glare. Painted on 11"x14" canvas board with Winsor Newton water-mixable oils(which I love!). For some reason I had problems with the paint adhering to the board but I finally got it to work. Would appreciate any comments on this weeks assignment. Thanks!

Vida Evenson
01-26-2013, 06:35 AM

This is a plein air painting I did last week. 9 x 12" oil on board. I won't get the homework done in time so I'll upload it to the critique thread when I finish it today/tomorrow.....

Need to get rid of the soup-bowl in the sky.... it didn't bother me when I painted it but it does now lol.

01-26-2013, 08:51 AM

Hello Jo: Thank you for a critque! See you in class. Amber:)

Wind Song
01-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Hi Johannes
Watercolour inspired by last weeks class.
Thank you!

01-26-2013, 10:39 AM
Yes, this is what pure desperation looks like.

I couldn't get a good photo so I put a page protector over my wet canvas to scan it. I think the page protector side is truer to the real color! (And only a bit of white came up when I removed the page protector. Whew!)


01-26-2013, 10:59 AM
Long story as to why it didn't get photographed proprerly before framing and why it's framed etc. J. doesn't have to critique it if he doesn't want to. I'll understand.

01-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Hope this comes through better as I photoed on front porch. 8x10 Oil . Judy

01-26-2013, 11:34 AM
Worked on this till late last night. Encountered many problems - tried to work on a new surface - 11 x 14 gessoed hard board - very smooth which has its own set of challenges when working with the W&N water soluble oil paints. I have 5 cats which I love dearly but for some reason all their hair seemed to be attracted to the paint so I spent some time trying to get the hairs off the painting :lol:

I did want you to see that I am participating and trying although not successfully - not happy with either of the paintings posted and you can skip them if you will be doing critiques. I have a lot of work to do yet and will keep trying.

I am enjoying the class although I don't seem to be able to remember everything as I am painting - guess it takes a lot of brush time before I will be able to produce anything worth hanging.

Looking forward to today's lesson.



01-26-2013, 11:35 AM
[QUOTE=jfwalton]Hope this comes through better as I photoed on front porch. 8x10 Oil I have learned so much in all of your classes. Missed a few and may buy the whole set. . Judy[No mistakes, only lessons]

01-26-2013, 11:45 AM
Here's my Seascapes homework for class 3; quite different from the others and from my own photos. This is Tennesee Cove on the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco. It is 12" by 16" oil on canvas panel. Hope I got it in before the class starts. Stuhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2013/175408-Tennesee_Cove.JPG

01-26-2013, 12:15 PM

Fixed some of what is wrong with this, but probably too late for class

01-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Jo, I did this "loose style" this morning. Feedback please. Thanks, Amberhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2013/1068682-Cottage_by_the_Sea_Paintings.JPG

01-26-2013, 01:52 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2013/980416-IMG_1325.JPG [IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-
I missed the class and did mine from Photo