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Johannes Instructor
06-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Paint Along 12 New Course

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2014/135220-Peggys_Cove_mist2.jpg

Follow Johannes' steps with other students in a relaxed non formal studio environment. Strengthen your painting skills
with 4 hours of painting fun each Saturday from July 19 to Aug 2. He will start a painting from scratch and finish it in
real time while you watch and if you want you will be able to complete your own art creation as well by painting along.
During the class you will receive verbal techniques, color combinations, professional secrets, and instructions to
guide you along the way. One demo will be in oils, another in watercolor and another in pastels. 12 hours of top
quality art instruction. You do not have to attend these sessions live. If you miss a class you will be able to download
the recordings.

TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 PM EST (The class may extend more than 4 hours)
DATES: 3 Saturdays: July 19 to Aug 2
HOW MUCH? $18.99
WHERE? From your home computer
To register: http://www.northlightshop.com/paint-along-12-with-johannes-vloothuis?source=igodigital

Catlady2
06-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Jo, was the 6/21 of the flower classes recording ever posted? I missed most of the class & haven't found your notice in my email that it was available? Have tried going into livestream with no luck.
Thanks in advance, Ann Marie (catlady2)

Johannes Instructor
07-01-2014, 02:33 PM
I hope you can attend a free Paint Along session on July 12 at 1 PM EST. Here is the direct link:
https://new.livestream.com/accounts/5486320/events/3150564
Ref photos: http://improvemypaintings.com/FreePaintingDemo.html

JELLYBEAD
07-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Johannes, will this painting be done in watercolor or oil as I would like to attempt actually painting along with you.

What size are you going to do yours in?

Johannes Instructor
07-08-2014, 09:21 AM
Johannes, will this painting be done in watercolor or oil as I would like to attempt actually painting along with you.

What size are you going to do yours in?
OIL but it is easy enough for you to use your own medium.

ToskaFromAlabama
07-09-2014, 11:21 AM
Nocturnal for the next paint along. Just what I have been looking forward too. See you for the free-bee and for the next paint along.

*Deirdre*
07-16-2014, 01:08 PM
I finally found a supplier in the UK for underpainting white as recommended...and have just applied some to my painting. However, I found it doesn't come off the brush as well as normal oil paint, using turps and then washing up liquid as I do normally to clean them...where am I going wrong?

mickisew
07-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Have you tried Turpenoid Natural (Weber) to remove dried paint?

Micki

I finally found a supplier in the UK for underpainting white as recommended...and have just applied some to my painting. However, I found it doesn't come off the brush as well as normal oil paint, using turps and then washing up liquid as I do normally to clean them...where am I going wrong?

*Deirdre*
07-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Micki...thanks for replying...actually the paint on the brush was still wet when I put it in the turps, didn't seem to remove much so I squeezed what was left on the brush into a cotton rag, which removed quite a lot, then put it back into the turps, and then tried liquid soap...and even that didn't restore the brush.

mickisew
07-17-2014, 10:04 AM
Deirdre:

I use several methods: after I rinse in turp, I will soak in Dawn and water (dish detergents used to remove oil from animals during an oil spill); I will use bar Ivory soap; I will use Turpenoid Natural. With the bar of Ivory, you shave the soap, add water enough to make a paste, and let the brush sit in the solution up to but not covering the ferrule of the brush. All methods rinse with water.


Micki...thanks for replying...actually the paint on the brush was still wet when I put it in the turps, didn't seem to remove much so I squeezed what was left on the brush into a cotton rag, which removed quite a lot, then put it back into the turps, and then tried liquid soap...and even that didn't restore the brush.

Johannes Instructor
07-17-2014, 09:42 PM
I finally found a supplier in the UK for underpainting white as recommended...and have just applied some to my painting. However, I found it doesn't come off the brush as well as normal oil paint, using turps and then washing up liquid as I do normally to clean them...where am I going wrong? While you are working you can dilute Underpainting White with Liquin and it will feel just like ordinary Titanium White. If you intend to not use the brushes for an hour or more the paint will start to harden. Therefore they should be cleaned with the mineral spirits before you lay them to rest. If these brushes are in motion then treat normally.

*Deirdre*
07-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Thanks Micki & Jo....I've kept the brush in mineral spirits whilst awaiting a reply, so will attempt to clean it properly later.
:D

Johannes Instructor
07-18-2014, 11:29 PM
Thanks Micki & Jo....I've kept the brush in mineral spirits whilst awaiting a reply, so will attempt to clean it properly later.
:D
In case the paint dries in your bristle brush you can pour some paint stripper in a jar and put the brush in it for an hour. Then wash with soap and water. (Make sure the paint stripper is washable with soap. Home Depot sells it). In fact from time to time I do put my brushes in paint stripper after about three paintings. DO NOT try this with synthetic brushes.

*Deirdre*
07-19-2014, 08:45 AM
Unfortunately Jo, the brush I used was a synthetic bright. What medium is it this week?

JELLYBEAD
07-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Hi Deirdre, I think is going to be done in oils.

*Deirdre*
07-19-2014, 11:15 AM
Thanks Elaine - it is helpful to know in advance if you want to try to paint along...I keep my oils separate from acrylics and watercolours, 3 different handymans boxes, as well as the paintbrushes. Not being as strong as I was - I have to open them too, which takes a time.

mickisew
07-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Try the Ivory bar soap method - works great for me especially on synthetic brushes.

Today Jo is starting with acrylic (Prussian Blue) and then oils paints.

Micki

Unfortunately Jo, the brush I used was a synthetic bright. What medium is it this week?

*Deirdre*
07-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Thanks Micki...I have just this minute got a solution without ruining my brush...I used W&N Sansoder - Low odour solvent for oils...and it works without melting synthetic brushes...I've got some ivory soap too now, it just happened I used the other first.

Johannes Instructor
07-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Unfortunately Jo, the brush I used was a synthetic bright. What medium is it this week?
Oils

JELLYBEAD
07-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Jo, after thinking about it, instead of moonlight coming from the clouded moon reflected on the water, what about putting lighthouse light reflection in it? Just a thought.

CindyRae
07-19-2014, 08:56 PM
Is this where I submit our paint along from todays workshop? If not, can someone let me know where I should submit it.

Jo, thanks for a great class today. This was my first paint along EVER!! I enjoyed it and actually kept up! Thanks and look forward to next weeks paint along. Cindy

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jul-2014/1892073-Lighthouse.jpg

LADickerman
07-19-2014, 11:23 PM
Great class today Johannes!!

How do you take pictures of oil paintings and not get so much reflection from the oils? I've tried with a flash and without. I have a little point and shoot Kodak. It takes really good photos from the back of a motorcycle but trying to get anything indoor or my artwork and it's not so good. It likes to change the colors and blurs close up objects.

Johannes Instructor
07-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Jo, after thinking about it, instead of moonlight coming from the clouded moon reflected on the water, what about putting lighthouse light reflection in it? Just a thought.
I'm concerned about competing light areas.

Johannes Instructor
07-20-2014, 07:52 AM
Great class today Johannes!!

How do you take pictures of oil paintings and not get so much reflection from the oils? I've tried with a flash and without. I have a little point and shoot Kodak. It takes really good photos from the back of a motorcycle but trying to get anything indoor or my artwork and it's not so good. It likes to change the colors and blurs close up objects.
Some artists wait for a cloudy day and take the picture with the painting facing where the sun is under the clouds.

Johannes Instructor
07-20-2014, 07:54 AM
This is the correct thread to post your Paint Along 12 paintings

LadyMadonna
07-20-2014, 06:03 PM
My online connection gave out on me yesterday. I finished up today in replay. Quite enjoyed the process..but then I always enjoy the learning. Most of the acrylic is painted over in oils .I just dotted a few stars in with a tiny brush in oils.

CindyRae
07-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Redid the lighthouse today. This one is 12x16 in Pastels. The acrylic one I posted from yesterday's session had crooked buildings... So decided to redo...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2014/1892073-image.jpg

Tresgatos
07-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Hi Jo,

Managed to finish the painting from yesterday's Paint Along - may re-do with just oils - had a difficult time blending the acrylics. Enjoyed the class.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jul-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_PAINT_ALONG_W_JOHANNES_7-19-14__DSC_0681.jpg

Sienna black
07-22-2014, 02:56 PM
Here is my rendition of the paintalong. I had a great time even if I had to watch on my tiny IPad screen! My PC crashed right before the class.
This is painted completely in Acrylics.

*Deirdre*
07-23-2014, 07:14 AM
I didn't manage to get as much done as these, which are all very good, so I'm hoping that the video will be available soon so I can continue...especially now that I've bought some Prussian Blue!

Rosemarie
07-23-2014, 07:22 AM
Hi Deidre! You can still watch them on Livestream!

LADickerman
07-23-2014, 07:32 AM
Here is my rendition of the nighttime lighthouse. It is all done in oils. I think the stars are bit much. I think my toothbrush was too soft for this job.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jul-2014/188330-Lighthouse_Nighttime.jpg

*Deirdre*
07-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Hi Deidre! You can still watch them on Livestream!
I can find the one from the 12 but not the 19- so far...I'll keep looking! Thanks Rosemarie!
PS Found it!!:D

Johannes Instructor
07-23-2014, 09:40 AM
I can find the one from the 12 but not the 19- so far...I'll keep looking! Thanks Rosemarie!
PS Found it!!:D

Send me an email to give it to you.

Rosemarie
07-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Oh, you meant the free demo and not the Paint Along 12 videos.

JELLYBEAD
07-25-2014, 11:33 AM
This is on Arches Oil Painting paper - approx. 11x14.

It's still wet but I think there is more work to be done on it. The .jpg does not show the brightness of that Prussian blue! Wow...strong color. And of course the photographer (me) can't take a good pic to save her life. I've looked at it so long I no longer can see what other shapes need to be taken out or modified.

Johannes feel free to use it in your next lesson. See you all tomorrow.

Thanks, Elaine Troidl

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jul-2014/62974-Paintalong12-ElaineTroidl-Lighthouse_at_Night.jpg

valh
07-25-2014, 12:18 PM
My effort for week 1 of Paint Along #12
I liked doing this one and Wow! there are a lot of good paintings I see posted here!! =)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jul-2014/40174-PA12__wk1.JPG

upthebloodytree
07-26-2014, 04:18 AM
Strumble Head Lighthouse, West Wales UK.
Oil on canvas 16 x 12"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2014/226446-226446-strumb9s.jpg

Cheers,

Ray

*Deirdre*
07-26-2014, 07:00 AM
This is what I've done so far...not had time to tone it down yet...Disney it is!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2014/33616-lighthouse-Deirdre.jpg
As I don't normally paint with brushes, I feel it's a small achievement for me!

Johannes Instructor
07-26-2014, 08:35 AM
I will tackle these online today.

CindyRae
07-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Here was my painting from painting along. My first waterfall. Not sure what I think. My family is telling me it's better than I think...but I think they are just supportive:) anyway, I really enjoyed the class today! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2014/1892073-image.jpg

*Deirdre*
07-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Jo, you asked for a demo of putting stars on pastels...this is my version, although I don't normally use fixative...I did use it on our left half of this scrap of colorfix white.

Method - apply dark sky colour.
spray left side with fixative...leave right side without'
Get white or light grey pastel and scrape of tiny pieces so they land on sky colour. Careful not to blow dust!!

Apply glassine or any smooth non toothed plastic sheet by laying it on top of Sky colour. Press the glassine/non toothed plastic ect, onto sky colour firmly for about a minute. remove glassine....stand picture on edge and tap firmy a few times to dislodge any surplus...this is the result.
NOTE - No acrylics or any other paint used...just pastel!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jul-2014/33616-stars1.jpg
I was a bit heavy-handed with the stars....you don't have to be...and you can vary the amount of pressure to vary the size and amount of stars. :lol:

Stetler
07-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Interesting technique. Thanks for sharing.

Johannes Instructor
07-28-2014, 10:49 PM
Jo, you asked for a demo of putting stars on pastels...this is my version, although I don't normally use fixative...I did use it on our left half of this scrap of colorfix white.

Method - apply dark sky colour.
spray left side with fixative...leave right side without'
Get white or light grey pastel and scrape of tiny pieces so they land on sky colour. Careful not to blow dust!!

Apply glassine or any smooth non toothed plastic sheet by laying it on top of Sky colour. Press the glassine/non toothed plastic ect, onto sky colour firmly for about a minute. remove glassine....stand picture on edge and tap firmy a few times to dislodge any surplus...this is the result.
NOTE - No acrylics or any other paint used...just pastel!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jul-2014/33616-stars1.jpg
I was a bit heavy-handed with the stars....you don't have to be...and you can vary the amount of pressure to vary the size and amount of stars. :lol:

Yes, the fixative will make it work. We don't want too many stars though.

*Deirdre*
07-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Yes, the fixative will make it work. We don't want too many stars though.
That's my point....the left side had fixative....the right side had none..therefore it does not need fixative to make it work.

Plus I did say I was heavy handed with the stars....you can add as many or as few as you like.:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jul-2014/33616-stars2.jpg

Johannes Instructor
07-29-2014, 04:59 PM
That's my point....the left side had fixative....the right side had none..therefore it does not need fixative to make it work.

Plus I did say I was heavy handed with the stars....you can add as many or as few as you like.:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jul-2014/33616-stars2.jpg
Yup seems to work. We discovered a new pastel technique!

*Deirdre*
07-29-2014, 05:29 PM
Yup seems to work. We discovered a new pastel technique!
:lol: :wave: You can use the same technique for applying poppies in fields or other wildflowers/ blossom ect.

LadyMadonna
07-29-2014, 07:56 PM
I realize the composition is off but I tried my best to make a good painting nevertheless. If I have time I will try another in the proper format. Thank Jo for sharing all the words of wisdom.

CindyRae
07-30-2014, 04:18 AM
Thanks, Deirdre! The info on how to make randomized stars with pastel is very helpful! I appreciate your "experiment"/demo!

CindyRae
07-30-2014, 04:25 AM
Donna, your painting is pretty. I like the softness of it. (Mine seems kind of harsh...so I appreciate the softness and want to achieve that in my re-do). Just wanted to let you know I like your piece:)

LadyMadonna
07-30-2014, 06:51 AM
Thanks Cindy ...appreciate that !

julieindvik
07-30-2014, 01:55 PM
I just finished the waterfall from last Saturdays demo. Also my first piece to share on WC! Used PanPastel and soft pastels on UArt paper. Rocks are difficult!

Eileen R
07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Jo, Here is my first pastel painting. I used a limited palette of 8 Pan Pastels. Thanks for excellent lessons. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2014/946715-image.jpg

Stetler
07-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Wow, I am impressed fellow students! Thanks for sharing.

LadyMadonna
07-31-2014, 03:38 PM
This is my second attempt with a better composition. I used the Pan Pastels . I feel it only came to life at the end when I went in with the softer pastels and sticks.

gourdalicious
08-01-2014, 07:42 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2014/990382-Moose_Falls_rework2._1024x654.jpg

after a couple of reworks.....all for now. BJ

chickadeedee
08-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Really love your work. It is always an inspiration to us all.

chickadeedee
08-01-2014, 08:43 PM
I wanted to post 2 pastels. One I did in Paducah with Jo almost a year ago of the same falls and one I just did with this class. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2014/1072912-24.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2014/1072912-22.jpg

chickadeedee
08-01-2014, 09:06 PM
This is my second attempt with a better composition. I used the Pan Pastels . I feel it only came to life at the end when I went in with the softer pastels and sticks.
I really love your work!!

valh
08-01-2014, 09:10 PM
My effort....mostly PanPastels with some stick work on tinted Pastelmat paper. I sculpted the left side cliffs I don't know how many times.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2014/40174-PA12aResized_byVal.JPG

flowerartwater
08-01-2014, 09:31 PM
This is a 6 x 8 watercolor. I used wet cotton swabs for the mist. Please critique, Jo. Thank you. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2014/189424-Moose_Falls.jpg Nancy Pink

*Deirdre*
08-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Here's mine, but I did have to rush to get the foreground bits in, so I'll have to return to it later.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2014/33616-Deirdre-waterfall.jpg

JELLYBEAD
08-02-2014, 09:16 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2014/62974-Waterfall-ElaineTroidl-July26,2014.jpg

Hi Johannes,
Well this is my effort for this week. I don't have any pastels so used oil on hardboard 11x14. Feel free to use it in your lesson today if there's time.
Elaine Troidl

JELLYBEAD
08-02-2014, 09:26 AM
WOW everyone. There are so many wonderful paintings this week, I can't pick a favorite. Johannes excellent teaching is showing in everyone's work.

See ya later, Elaine Troidl

upthebloodytree
08-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Only a little time this week for a quick oil sketch 6 x 4" of the moose.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2014/226446-MOOOOOSES.jpg

Cheers,

Ray

SouthCarolinaNana
08-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Hi. I wanted to make an attempt at the painting before class started. I used marsh and trees instead of rocks and mountains since I live in the Lowcountry.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Aug-2014/1872962-BeachWithSailboats.jpg

Johannes Instructor
08-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Clyde Aspevig gives a 30 min speech.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4kl0yahCY

chickadeedee
08-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Clyde Aspevig gives a 30 min speech.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw4kl0yahCY
This was an amazing video and well worth the time to watch. Thank you Jo for the link. I can see why you consider him one of the best!!

SouthCarolinaNana
08-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Thank you very much for the utube site of Clyde Aspevig's 30 minute discussion of landscapes. It was absolutely beautiful and easy to tell that he is also a musician. I will look at the beautiful lowcountry where I live in a whole different way.
Martha in Charleston, SC by the river and marsh and under the magnificent ancient live oaks draped with Spanish moss and resurrection fern.

chickadeedee
08-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Really hated this class to end and cannot wait for the next one!!!

flowerartwater
08-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Jo, I just sold "Moose Falls" from this course and "String Lake" from the free paint-along just before it. Thanks so much for making my landscapes saleable!

flowerartwater
08-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Ooops, forgot to tell you the two sales were by me, Nancy Pink! (I did remember to sign the paintings!

eduj
08-08-2014, 10:50 AM
Finally had some time to complete a paintalong painting! Here's Moose Falls. Comments are welcomed! Thanks! Pan Pastels (with just a few sticks) on Uart 500
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2014/160480-MooseFalls_YNP082014.jpg

Johannes Instructor
08-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Jo, I just sold "Moose Falls" from this course and "String Lake" from the free paint-along just before it. Thanks so much for making my landscapes saleable!

Boy I love it when you guys sell.

SouthCarolinaNana
08-09-2014, 10:11 AM
I made the suggested changes and a few other tweaks. I'm looking forward to your book!

Martha in Charleston

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Aug-2014/1872962-SailboatFinished.jpg

Johannes Instructor
08-09-2014, 09:02 PM
Join Johannes Vloothuis for a free online painting demo on Saturday, August 23 from 1 to 4 PM Eastern Time. He will introduce a relatively new product, PanPastel. Johannes says, “This wonderful medium is like a marriage between oils and watercolor. I simply fell in love with it! ”. Even if you do not paint in pastels, you will pick up some great tips applicable to any medium of your choice and have lots of fun if you like art. Invite your art buddies to this event. Johannes is an official instructor for the publishers of Northlight art books and most of the art magazines sold in bookstores around the world. He has given classes to over 15,000 artists.
Register here to receive your free pass. Wait for a new page to come up then bookmark it.
Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/742614457

mickisew
08-10-2014, 11:21 AM
Done!

Micki

LynnM
08-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Me too! Some super paintings in this thread!

Tresgatos
08-13-2014, 08:07 PM
Hi Johannes,

I did try to paint along with you on 8/2 and enjoyed the effort - didn't have a couple of the paints you used but found them later in my unkempt drawer. Reworked the clouds some more and added the Indigo blue.

There are some areas I like and others, well you can see what I mean - this was painted on Arches CP watercolor board. Needless to say, will start another painting and try again. I do believe I can do better on the second attempt.

Barbara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2014/113757-EMAIL_Attempt_at_Sparkling_Light_DSC_0686_copy.jpg

Johannes Instructor
08-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Hi Johannes,

I did try to paint along with you on 8/2 and enjoyed the effort - didn't have a couple of the paints you used but found them later in my unkempt drawer. Reworked the clouds some more and added the Indigo blue.

There are some areas I like and others, well you can see what I mean - this was painted on Arches CP watercolor board. Needless to say, will start another painting and try again. I do believe I can do better on the second attempt.

Barbara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Aug-2014/113757-EMAIL_Attempt_at_Sparkling_Light_DSC_0686_copy.jpg
Sweet looking painting! Your rocks are great and I like the looseness in the sky. Maybe you can do something with the convex shape on the left side of the building?

upthebloodytree
08-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Oil on canvas 16 x 12".

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2014/226446-10560483_10204052069319560_8575080761284245013_o.jpg

Do I need to add anything more ?

Best Regards,

Ray

Tresgatos
08-19-2014, 02:18 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2014/113757-EMAIL_Attempt_at_Sparkling_Light_DSC_0686_copy.jpg

Sweet looking painting! Your rocks are great and I like the looseness in the sky. Maybe you can do something with the convex shape on the left side of the building?

Johannes - thank you for your comments - you are kind - however, I'm somewhat confused by what you mean by the "convex" shape on the left side of the building. I was trying to have 2 buildings there, but obviously was not successful - any suggestion you have to "fix" that area would be welcome. I know how busy you are and do appreciate the time you take to give feedback. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Barbara

Johannes Instructor
08-19-2014, 08:45 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2014/113757-EMAIL_Attempt_at_Sparkling_Light_DSC_0686_copy.jpg



Johannes - thank you for your comments - you are kind - however, I'm somewhat confused by what you mean by the "convex" shape on the left side of the building. I was trying to have 2 buildings there, but obviously was not successful - any suggestion you have to "fix" that area would be welcome. I know how busy you are and do appreciate the time you take to give feedback. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Barbara

The ocean against the trees at the left form a bowl effect. That seems too humanly produced.

Tresgatos
08-20-2014, 03:56 PM
Oh :lol: - thank you for clarifying now I understand - as always - appreciate your feedback

Regards

Barbara

JELLYBEAD
08-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Hello Johannes,
I am working on the last session's painting and had lots of trouble with the rock shapes. So I purchased you video on painting rock shapes. I know these are not quite right and I can see that I need much more practice at them.

The upper right shapes are not quite as dark as in the photo - they look black in the pic even after using a small adjustment in Paint Shop.

The blob in the middle horizon (sun set) is a mess, how could I fix that?

Anyhow, looking forward to any suggestions for improving it.

Oil, 11x14 on Ampersands Gesso Board.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2014/62974-PaintAlong12-Last_Day.jpg

Elaine Troidl

Johannes Instructor
08-22-2014, 09:54 AM
Hello Johannes,
I am working on the last session's painting and had lots of trouble with the rock shapes. So I purchased you video on painting rock shapes. I know these are not quite right and I can see that I need much more practice at them.

The upper right shapes are not quite as dark as in the photo - they look black in the pic even after using a small adjustment in Paint Shop.

The blob in the middle horizon (sun set) is a mess, how could I fix that?

Anyhow, looking forward to any suggestions for improving it.

Oil, 11x14 on Ampersands Gesso Board.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2014/62974-PaintAlong12-Last_Day.jpg

Elaine Troidl
I feel your rocks are angular enough. There is a lot of drama in this painting.
I would add a puffy small cloud to that symmetrical blob to offset it. Remember you can always correct a symmetrical shape by negative painting into it.

JELLYBEAD
08-23-2014, 07:17 AM
Johannes,
Great...I'll fix the blob with a small cloud shape.
Drama? Hope that's a good thing?
Thanks, Elaine Troidl

*Deirdre*
09-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Just got back to Oils...and tried to 'enhance' my rocks
kept hearing " Join up the darks, Join up the lights"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2014/33616-lighthouse-updated.jpg

Johannes Instructor
09-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Just got back to Oils...and tried to 'enhance' my rocks
kept hearing " Join up the darks, Join up the lights"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2014/33616-lighthouse-updated.jpg
I would continue the glow of light all the way to the back of the cliff.

*Deirdre*
10-21-2014, 11:17 AM
Am I getting nearer yet?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2014/33616-DSCN0003.jpg
Picture is a bit dark but it's a new camera...so yet to work it out!