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LadyMadonna
08-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Not quite sure where to post this but I painted along with you the other day in pastels and fine tuned today. I had a difficult time with some shapes and values . Always a fun and learning experience with you.
I feel like the upper part is better and may crop it at a later date.

Johannes Instructor
08-25-2014, 10:02 PM
Paint Along 13 with Johannes Vloothuis
Follow Johannes' steps with other students in a relaxed non formal studio environment. Strengthen your painting skills with 4 hours of painting fun for three Saturdays. 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. If you miss a part of the class or cannot make it one day, don't worry, the classes will be recorded and available for download at no extra cost, so you miss nothing. One demo will be in oils, another in watercolor and another in pastels. 12 hours of top quality art instruction. Johannes is an official instructor for the publishers of Northlight books and The Artistís Magazine will reveal his professional secrets!

TIME: 1:00 to 5:00 PM EST (The class may extend more than 4 hours)
DATES: 3 Saturdays: Sep 6 to 20
HOW MUCH? $18.99
http://www.northlightshop.com/paint-along-13-with-johannes-vloothuis (http://www.northlightshop.com/paint-along-12-with-johannes-vloothuis)

Not quite sure where to post this but I painted along with you the other day in pastels and fine tuned today. I had a difficult time with some shapes and values . Always a fun and learning experience with you.
I feel like the upper part is better and may crop it at a later date.
Cloned evergreens at the left.

jmcedeno
08-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Jo, thanks for a wonderful class on Sat. 23. I have a question?: Is it possible to use Pastel on stretched canvas?

Johannes Instructor
08-27-2014, 09:19 PM
Jo, thanks for a wonderful class on Sat. 23. I have a question?: Is it possible to use Pastel on stretched canvas?
Normal pastel won't adhere to the surface of acrylics or oil primed canvas at least as a dry medium.

Johannes Instructor
08-27-2014, 09:23 PM
Jo, thanks for a wonderful class on Sat. 23. I have a question?: Is it possible to use Pastel on stretched canvas?
Soft pastels won't adhere to the surface of acrylics or oil primed canvas at least as a dry medium unless you prime the canvas with the product that is used for preparing surfaces for pastel. Here is that product:
http://www.dickblick.com/products/art-spectrum-pastel-and-multimedia-primer/

Oil pastels is another ball game however. The fatty oil binder will adhere to canvas.

flowerartwater
08-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Jo: What subjects can we look forward to painting in Paint-Along #13? Very excited to see what you have for us. I was very happy to sell two paintings from your last webinar. Thanks for all your help. Nancy Pink

Johannes Instructor
08-29-2014, 03:07 PM
Jo: What subjects can we look forward to painting in Paint-Along #13? Very excited to see what you have for us. I was very happy to sell two paintings from your last webinar. Thanks for all your help. Nancy Pink
Session 1 already posted.

Rosemarie
08-29-2014, 03:16 PM
Have you mailed the link to the access page? I haven't got any even though I have registered for the webinar. Or do I need to do it again?

Johannes Instructor
08-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Have you mailed the link to the access page? I haven't got any even though I have registered for the webinar. Or do I need to do it again?
You should have the access page not the video link yet which us given shortly before class.

berylsart
08-31-2014, 01:29 PM
Have you mailed the link to the access page? I haven't got any even though I have registered for the webinar. Or do I need to do it again?

Hi Rosemarie, My link didn't come right away ( I had registered before the pan pastel demo), but did show up when I went and re-registered. Looks like some fun will be had.

Beryl

Rosemarie
08-31-2014, 04:02 PM
Beryl, I did also reregister and get acess to the student page. I am also looking forward the the paint along.

berylsart
09-01-2014, 12:47 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Sep-2014/1945116-IMG_6651_1024x819.jpg

So many nicely done pastel paintings following your demo! obviously you were successful. I decided to play with WC on Yupo ( 4th ever Yupo!) and had fun with the medium and the subject. Not perfect, so c & c are appreciated.
Beryl

berylsart
09-01-2014, 10:06 AM
I do know the sky should be lighter, but don't yet know how to do it on the Yupo without streaking. I may deepen the water instead. I am fixing the geyser this morning.

berylsart
09-02-2014, 09:44 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Sep-2014/1945116-IMG_6656_1024x797.jpg

So I played around some more but the surface is getting too many scratches, finger(& paw) prints to hold the paint they way I'd like. So, that's all for now. On to the next. Any C & C still welcome so I can do better next time!

*Deirdre*
09-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Which medium are we starting off in this time Jo?

Johannes Instructor
09-05-2014, 09:17 PM
Which medium are we starting off in this time Jo?
Oils! You did not get the access page? Send me an email.

LadyMadonna
09-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Believe it or not, I really did try to tighten up on the boats ! Enjoyed the class as always. Thank you for your time and honesty in sharing with us .

Tonalist
09-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Wonderful Donna !
Love the colors and brushwork..

woody

bforeman
09-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Donna,

Your consistency of brushwork is wonderful!:clap:

bforeman

beart
09-09-2014, 11:41 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2014/88528-IMG_1826_edited-1.JPG homework for Sept 6:)

irisheyes1881
09-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Sept 6th homework

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2014/53046-boats5.JPG

beart
09-10-2014, 03:48 PM
I added shadows to my first painting Sept 6. It made it darker but maybe too dark. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2014/88528-IMG_1827_with_shadows.jpg

stana
09-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Here is my homework. I learned a lot last week. Thank you for being willing to share your knowledge, Jo!

Tresgatos
09-11-2014, 11:45 PM
Hi Johannes - This is from Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 Paint Along. I did leave out some parts and changed other areas a bit. Doesn't look like your finished painting. This was a challenge for me and pretty far outside my comfort zone. Once you take us through these challenging scenes it gives me more confidence to try others. Eventually, I will pick out some photos of my own and try to apply what you have been teaching us.

I have been looking at this painting and working on it from time to time since Saturday and believe it is done. My brain is full and I'm not sure what else I could do to improve it. Any constructive critique you might have would be appreciated.

Barbara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_cropped_DSC_0730.jpg

Johannes Instructor
09-12-2014, 01:16 PM
Please be patient. We will look at these paintings in the live class.

*Deirdre*
09-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Jo, I did try and do it on time, so I'm sorry, it's nowhere near finished...but I thought you might stop me from going too wrong at this stage!
Oils are still new to me, but I do see the advantage of adding the underpainting white paint in! WOW...it dries quickly with that!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2014/33616-boats-dee.jpg

ToskaFromAlabama
09-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Just finished. 11 x 14 oil on canvas.... Amalfi, Italy from my trip there. Done completely with grays. Mix of complementary colors. Something new I wanted to try. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2014/1146577-Amalfi_Coast_Courbron.jpg

Jacdesusbielle
09-14-2014, 04:11 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/1067432-image.jpg
Marvelous class Jo ! I have learned again a lot of some important new things and enjoyed very much doing this painting. It is pastel on colourfix.
Thank you so much ! I love these paint along !
Unfortunately I won't be there next Saturday for the pastel class. Arrrrh ! Shall wait for the recording, but it is quite different .....

LadyMadonna
09-14-2014, 04:57 PM
I did this one in oils using the new Arches for oils paper. Enjoy the class no matter the medium.

Tresgatos
09-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Jo,

Thank you for your critique on the Sept. 6 painting.

I went back to the first painting to lighten the background to give it more depth and went over the trees in the foreground so they didn't look spotty and, yes, it does look much better. Do you have any other suggestions as to how I might improve this?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_CROPPED_-_ADJ_-_DSC_0733.jpg

Barbara

Tresgatos
09-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Enjoyed the class on Saturday - lots of good information. Esp. liked how you took the time to explain how to ID the color/value. That is why I like your classes because you are able to verbalize what and why you are doing something. I did paint along with you - made the attempt to capture the scene as you painted it but did not succeed. I like the etheral look and there are parts of it that I like more than others. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_CROPPED_ADJ_DSC_0734.jpg

Barbara

Johannes Instructor
09-14-2014, 09:53 PM
Enjoyed the class on Saturday - lots of good information. Esp. liked how you took the time to explain how to ID the color/value. That is why I like your classes because you are able to verbalize what and why you are doing something. I did paint along with you - made the attempt to capture the scene as you painted it but did not succeed. I like the etheral look and there are parts of it that I like more than others. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_CROPPED_ADJ_DSC_0734.jpg


Barbara
Barbara it is better than you think. Look at it again. You have a perfect foggy scene!

Banner
09-15-2014, 04:38 AM
Well done Barbara

Johannes Instructor
09-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Jo,

Thank you for your critique on the Sept. 6 painting.

I went back to the first painting to lighten the background to give it more depth and went over the trees in the foreground so they didn't look spotty and, yes, it does look much better. Do you have any other suggestions as to how I might improve this?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_CROPPED_-_ADJ_-_DSC_0733.jpg

Barbara
I like it. I would darken the closest boat on the side so it does not attract too much attention.

Tresgatos
09-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Thank you for your feedback - appreciate your taking the time to help.

JELLYBEAD
09-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Hello Johannes,
Sorry I'm a bit late with this one, but thought you might have a little time to offer some advise that might improve it.

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and your dedication to sharing with us all your invaluable knowledge which has helped me tremendously. I continue to improve thanks to you and who knows, I might end up as good as you someday! LOL

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2014/62974-ETroidl-09-06-14,_Reflections.jpg

Elaine Troidl

Johannes Instructor
09-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Hello Johannes,
Sorry I'm a bit late with this one, but thought you might have a little time to offer some advise that might improve it.

Thanks again for your enthusiasm and your dedication to sharing with us all your invaluable knowledge which has helped me tremendously. I continue to improve thanks to you and who knows, I might end up as good as you someday! LOL

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2014/62974-ETroidl-09-06-14,_Reflections.jpg

Elaine Troidl

I like it. That's a real good job! I would just fatten one of the evergreens so they don't look cloned. Also add a few highlights to them to separate the planes better.

beart
09-16-2014, 03:33 PM
I did attempt the watercolor. I see that my vertical line on house is crooked. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2014/88528-IMG_1829_edited-1.JPG

beart
09-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Jo,

Thank you for your critique on the Sept. 6 painting.

I went back to the first painting to lighten the background to give it more depth and went over the trees in the foreground so they didn't look spotty and, yes, it does look much better. Do you have any other suggestions as to how I might improve this?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_CROPPED_-_ADJ_-_DSC_0733.jpg

Barbara
good job, pretty from Dorothea

Tresgatos
09-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Thank you Dorthea -appreciate your comments.

I did take Johannes advice to darken the boat in the foreground a bit so it wouldn't distract the eye so much. I do like it now that I did darken it.

Thanks Jo for your help on this one. I feel better about it and learned a little bit more - hopefully, I can retain and use all the info you provide when I am painting again.

Barbara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_ADJUSTED_DSC_0739.jpg

*Deirdre*
09-18-2014, 01:09 PM
I tried painting along with you Jo but you lost me in the clouds! From there it went from bad to worse, so I stopped and just watched, then carried on a couple of days later....decided I MIGHT just need a bit more tuition in watercolurs too!:evil: :D y'think?:lol:

I do like bottom our left corner which I did 1" bright brush!!:eek: :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Sep-2014/33616-Dee-house.jpg

Johannes Instructor
09-19-2014, 01:18 PM
I tried painting along with you Jo but you lost me in the clouds! From there it went from bad to worse, so I stopped and just watched, then carried on a couple of days later....decided I MIGHT just need a bit more tuition in watercolurs too!:evil: :D y'think?:lol:

I do like bottom our left corner which I did 1" bright brush!!:eek: :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Sep-2014/33616-Dee-house.jpg
You already are doing something very well; that is, you do not disturb that paint, especially in the foreground, so you have freshness which is easier said than done. Looks like you will handle this medium.

irisheyes1881
09-19-2014, 07:44 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2014/53046-sept13.jpg

Sept 13th homework.

LADickerman
09-20-2014, 07:26 PM
I followed along today in Pan Pastels so it's a much softer look.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Sep-2014/188330-Boat_on_the_Lake_in_the_Fall.jpg

I have the house in watercolor partially done but had to leave the class halfway through. Grandson's birthday party. I'll try to get the watercolor one done now that I have the video downloaded.

Lori Anne

LadyMadonna
09-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Enjoyed yesterday's class as I do every single time. I am a learning sponge for anything art. Thanks so much Jo. Combination of pastels on Uart .

jmcedeno
09-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Enjoyed yesterday's class as I do every single time. I am a learning sponge for anything art. Thanks so much Jo. Combination of pastels on Uart .


I love it Dona it is very abstract.

jmcedeno
09-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Enjoyed yesterday's class as I do every single time. I am a learning sponge for anything art. Thanks so much Jo. Combination of pastels on Uart .


I love it Dona it is very abstract.

*Deirdre*
09-22-2014, 02:21 AM
I'm doing mine as a WIP this time, seeing it's the last of that series. and now as I'm about to upload it I can hear you say too many clones!:evil: :D
Ah well, at least I can fix it at this stage...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Sep-2014/33616-dee-boat-wip.jpg

I don't like the sky holes either, and I'm sure you'll say too saturated for the rest of it...but I love using Terry Ludvig pastels as they are rich and saturated! Unfortunately I don't have all TL's so have used Rembrandts as well, and some Schminke.

Jacdesusbielle
09-22-2014, 04:40 PM
[QUOTE=Jacdesusbielle]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2014/1067432-image.jpg
I could not be there for last class but I could join just at the end of your painting and for the homework review.
Thank for your nice and positive comments on my painting. It means a huge.lot to me of course ! I.learned everything from you so all the success goes back to you !
I see that the recording of last class is already there so I'll try this painting for the subject inspire me.
Thank you Jo for being such a patient and clever teacher. You make your students happy to learn more and having fun with what they do.

*Deirdre*
09-23-2014, 01:35 AM
I've almost finished....couldn't sleep so did something useful instead...I hope:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/33616-dee-boat-almost-done.jpg

berylsart
09-23-2014, 04:19 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/1945116-IMG_6732_1024x767.jpg

Slight modification in the right reflections so it doesn't halo the posts was done after this photo taken.
Thank you Jo! Great to have you as mentor.
(✿◠‿◠)
Beryl

Tresgatos
09-24-2014, 06:09 PM
Hi Johannes,

Questions regarding taking the 1st painting in the Paint Along 13 that was done on the reduced size canvas.

- you mentioned gluing it to a board - As I have never done this before what kind of board would be the best? Thickness?

- what kind of glue is the best to do this?

- the painting itself was 10 x 17 - do we make the board a bit larger so there is a little white canvas showing so the whole painting shows when it is framed or is it best when it is exactly the same?

- how much extra should be left for the wrap around the back?

- could it be mounted on stretcher bars instead?

Appreciate your feedback. Enjoyed the lessons - still need to complete the last painting.

Barbara

Johannes Instructor
09-25-2014, 09:34 PM
Hi Johannes,

Questions regarding taking the 1st painting in the Paint Along 13 that was done on the reduced size canvas.

- you mentioned gluing it to a board - As I have never done this before what kind of board would be the best? Thickness?

1/8 inch if the painting is 12 X 16 or smaller. 1/4 inch if the painting is no bigger than 18 X 24 inches. You can use birchwood or tempered Masonite sold at the art store. Birchwood at Home Depot.

- what kind of glue is the best to do this?
You can use Gel medium that is used for acrylic thick body

- the painting itself was 10 x 17 - do we make the board a bit larger so there is a little white canvas showing so the whole painting shows when it is framed or is it best when it is exactly the same?

You can make it a bit larger but that minute amount won't much difference

- how much extra should be left for the wrap around the back?
I don't wrap the back. I use the board as a ruler and cut it along the side.

- could it be mounted on stretcher bars instead?
If you know how to stretch canvas. It needs special pliers and you would have to make your own stretchers.

Appreciate your feedback. Enjoyed the lessons - still need to complete the last painting.

The easiest way to get around this is to cut off the remaining portion from a 16 X 20 inch canvas board

Barbara
QUOTE=Tresgatos]Hi Johannes,

Tresgatos
09-26-2014, 01:25 AM
Thank you for the information about gluing canvas to a board - appreciate your taking the time to answer.

Regards,
Barbara

beart
09-26-2014, 02:46 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2014/88528-IMG_1830_edited-1.jpg I put this on before but some how I could not find it. Dorothea

Johannes Instructor
09-26-2014, 05:39 PM
I've almost finished....couldn't sleep so did something useful instead...I hope:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2014/33616-dee-boat-almost-done.jpg
Dee this is the best painting I have seen you do. I like the way you created depth by showing the horizontal platform of the rocks and how we can travel across it. I believe you are over defining the individual boards on the boardwalk. Just a few suggestions does the trick.

Johannes Instructor
09-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Enjoyed yesterday's class as I do every single time. I am a learning sponge for anything art. Thanks so much Jo. Combination of pastels on Uart .
Donna once again watch the drawing of manmade objects.

Johannes Instructor
09-26-2014, 05:42 PM
Enjoyed yesterday's class as I do every single time. I am a learning sponge for anything art. Thanks so much Jo. Combination of pastels on Uart .
Donna once again watch the drawing if manmade objects.

Johannes Instructor
09-26-2014, 05:44 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2014/88528-IMG_1830_edited-1.jpg I put this on before but some how I could not find it. Dorothea
Maybe a few more darks will make it look less "bleached out".

beart
09-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Thanks Jo, I will do that

JELLYBEAD
09-27-2014, 10:49 AM
Hello Johannes,
Well this is my version of your watercolor painting, only in oils on a 12x9 board. My version attempts to mimic the softness of watercolors, which for the life of me I can't seem to use correctly. I tried wc with this one and threw it out - it was so bad I couldn't even look at it.

If you find a few minutes would you check it out and offer your suggestion(s)?

Thanks so much.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2014/62974-ETroidl-09-13-14,_CabinFall.jpg

JELLYBEAD
09-27-2014, 11:50 AM
...and this is the last one from PA 13. I'm almost sure you would have many suggestions for it. I'm not sure I like what I did at all.

Thanks again for all your help and see you for PA 14.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2014/62974-ETroidl-09-20-14,_OldBoatl.jpg

berylsart
09-27-2014, 10:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2014/1945116-IMG_6759_1024x778.jpg
I've already made some mud and also received some helpful comments ;) from other people but your suggestions would be much appreciated. WC is a definite challenge. I find it hard to keep your golden nuggets in play and deal with WC!

Tresgatos
09-29-2014, 09:47 PM
Finally finished the last painting - Abandoned Boat - pastel. Kept trying to work the rocks in the foreground but couldn't quite get them to look good :eek: so I settled for a couple of rocks and some fine dusty dirt.

Thanks for all the information - maybe some day I will get better if I live long enough :lol:

Barbara

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2014/113757-EMAIL_-_ABANDONDED_BOAT.jpg

Sheri Hammond
10-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Hey Johannes Loved paint along 13 as always. I have been with you closing on 4 years now. loved every minute. I have been enjoying pastels very much. This painting was done with Rembrants and some other softer pastel brands. Can't wait untill the next class.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2014/678462-PA040981.JPG

Johannes Instructor
10-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Hey Johannes Loved paint along 13 as always. I have been with you closing on 4 years now. loved every minute. I have been enjoying pastels very much. This painting was done with Rembrants and some other softer pastel brands. Can't wait untill the next class.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2014/678462-PA040981.JPG
You succeeded at this painting. A job nicely done!

Rosemarie
11-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Here we go. I painted the boat on land in wc instead of pastels. The painting is small, 22,5 x 17 cm, so I tried to not add too many details.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2014/2623-DSCN3219korr.jpg

Any comment is welcome!