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crafor
06-11-2013, 10:40 PM
6x9" watercolor on w/c paper. Working to learn a little of painting with watercolor. I have a whole slew of w/c pans now, and some time today, so put the two together.
ALL comments crits, suggestions appreciated. I have NO idea of what I'm doing.
Ella
first:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2013/978289-P6110441.JPG

second:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2013/978289-P6110449.JPG

Dana Design
06-13-2013, 12:58 PM
Will you be doing anymore to this! Think perhaps the trees could have some beige-y portions to look older and more dried out. Just me, I guess. Like the background!

crafor
06-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Thanks, Dana. I plan to add some brush, maybe another tree or three in lower right, and scatter leaves on branches. I think the foreground grasses need work, too, V left. Will I be able to add some beige--I didn't leave any white showing. I have white pan paint. Will that color over the browns?
Are the trunks thick enough?
Ella

crafor
06-14-2013, 12:56 PM
The leaves are SO not the right color, and I think I need more of them. Suggestions and C&C welcomed and appreciated.
Ella

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2013/978289-P6140457.JPG

Dana Design
06-14-2013, 01:25 PM
Ella, given the spindly nature of the branches, I don't think you need more leaves BUT you could give them a bit of variety of color, a few, very few darker hues. What you've done with the trees in the back is very good! And you could bring some blues down on the bottom of the canvas in the grass as well to make everything more cohesive.

Have you ck'd out Johannes threads? He has some really good hints on landscape painting and so very many people have taken his series of lessons AND they've been quite happy with the results.

At any rate, don't give up on this just yet. You've got some nice things going!

Dana Design
06-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Thanks, Dana. I plan to add some brush, maybe another tree or three in lower right, and scatter leaves on branches. I think the foreground grasses need work, too, V left. Will I be able to add some beige--I didn't leave any white showing. I have white pan paint. Will that color over the browns?
Are the trunks thick enough?
Ella

I was a watercolorist for many years before turning to oils. The white won't cover the dark browns and will possibly muddy up the colors. I wouldn't suggest white pan paints. And I guess I was a purist in that I never used white but rather left the paper to speak 'white' to me. :)

crafor
06-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Today's version: I did add darks to the leaves, and as you suggested, addedblue to the foreground. I also added a few birds and a suggestion of a wolllf. After this photo was taken, I lifted some of the dark from the birds and softened (I hope) some of the near grasses. I think they need more darks, though. What do you think of the leaves? Need more darks?
Thanks for your guidane on this. Is it ready to sign?
I will check out the Johannes landscape threads, too.
Ella
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2013/978289-P6150464.JPG

Dana Design
06-15-2013, 07:54 PM
The leaves are fine! I'd take this over to Johannes' critique thread in his forum and ask him. He's so very good at giving great advice!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=522

crafor
06-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Dana, thanks for that. I did post in Johannes' crit thread.
Ella

Dana Design
06-16-2013, 01:45 PM
Yay! You'll get some good pointers there. And Johannes is a prince!