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tuscanny
04-30-2018, 01:06 PM
I've chosen the next few references from the RIL. Feel free to crop, change hue, values and whichever you feel like changing, explaining why you did the changes.
Jguar by Stribb
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-35902jaguar_stribb_rils.jpg
hardworking by dreamweaver
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-51838Hardworking_dream_weaver_ril.jpg
prowler by randy reed
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-45379fkgf1280prowler_randy_reed_rils.jpg
rainbow lorikeet by pazzahttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-Rainbow_lorikeet_pazza_rils.jpg
horses by sacandagalady
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-horses_sacandagalady_rils.jpg
Rossbeigh beach by dominica
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-rossbeigh_beach_ireland,_dominica_rils.jpg
building by oldrockchick
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-2010_Wales_-_Day_6_-_Rhoscrowther_-_007_oldrockchick_rils.jpg
doorway by llis
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-11p3a_llis_ril.jpg
storm by william gunther
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-16078look_like_we_may_have_some_rain__william_gunther_risl.jpg
wave by artistgary
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-33146IM000045dartistgary_ril.JPG
Bonita Lake by Kreativek
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-Bonito_Lake_NM_kreativek_rils.jpg
Rossbeigh beach dominica
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2018/1256189-rossbeigh_beach_ireland_dominica_rils.jpg

IsobelW
05-03-2018, 06:03 AM
I tried out a new set of OPs for this. Not brilliant, although they do have interesting colours. I am not sure if I should try go over the drawing with better pastels. The paper won't take very many layers of OP, though it is nice for blending. Otherwise, I might just try to blend it.

tuscanny
05-03-2018, 07:36 AM
Great start, Isobel. Blend first, then see if you need more op on top of that layer. If you let it set overnight, you can add more oil pastel.

raizes
05-04-2018, 12:49 PM
Great photos Christel. I see a few here I will give a go a little later in the month.

This is a good start isobel. I think if you blend it in, use a fix or let it setup for awhile, you will get more layers.

terriks
05-05-2018, 09:52 AM
Nice start, Isobel, it's always fun to experiment with new ops! I like your palette here. I agree with you to just focus on blending these new op's and see how they work for you.

tuscanny
05-08-2018, 01:17 AM
Not my usual subject choice. The car's left front tire doesn't look quite right. A4
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2018/1256189-a4_randy_reed_ops_ril_mays.jpg
I fixed the tire:angel:

terriks
05-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Hee hee, I quite like your car, Christel! I agree that the front tire looks like it would give a bit of a bumpy ride. ;) A little rounding out the sides should help. The palette is lovely! Shadows look great.

tuscanny
05-09-2018, 11:25 PM
Thanks Terri. I think the tire will run smoother now.
The lorikeet with a different simpler background, A4
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2018/1256189-DSC_6266s.jpg

terriks
05-11-2018, 04:16 PM
ooo! The lavender background is a perfect backdrop against all this yellow-green. Looks fantastic!

tuscanny
05-11-2018, 11:37 PM
Thanks Terri!

tuscanny
05-15-2018, 06:50 AM
It's very quiet here. Where is everyone?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2018/1256189-crescendo_artistgary_ops_a3s.jpg

terriks
05-15-2018, 03:57 PM
This is a beautiful seascape, Christel - you did a fantastic job with the wave. I'm very impressed with your rocks, too. Terrific!

I agree it's been a rather quiet month so far. I just posted a piece I finished but I've been working slow lately. I think Rich has been ill. Also, in the northern hemisphere it's getting to be summertime, and it could be folks are taking vacations! :clap:

tuscanny
05-15-2018, 11:35 PM
Thanks Terri.
Vacation time? - lovely! Here it's still harvesting time.

rbhatt
05-17-2018, 11:18 PM
Not my usual subject choice. The car's left front tire doesn't look quite right. A4
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2018/1256189-a4_randy_reed_ops_ril_mays.jpg
I fixed the tire:angel:
Christel,
Loved your details of the car, specially the tire rims. I also like your modified background.

Raj

rbhatt
05-17-2018, 11:19 PM
Not my usual subject choice. The car's left front tire doesn't look quite right. A4
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2018/1256189-a4_randy_reed_ops_ril_mays.jpg
I fixed the tire:angel:
Christel,
Loved your details of the car, specially the tire rims. I also like your modified background.

Raj

rbhatt
05-17-2018, 11:23 PM
It's very quiet here. Where is everyone?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2018/1256189-crescendo_artistgary_ops_a3s.jpg
Christel,
Waves are incredible. So are the textures of the rocks. Very neat work.

Raj

tuscanny
05-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Thanks Raj!

rbhatt
05-18-2018, 06:11 PM
My take on Rossbeigh beach dominica
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2018/2012918-Sunset3.jpg
using CrayPas Expressionists OPs on 7x10 inches watercolor paper.

Raj

tuscanny
05-18-2018, 11:33 PM
Great work, Raj! Your yellow over the blue turned out really well:thumbsup:

maela49
05-19-2018, 12:05 PM
Dear Christel, Terri <Isobel,
I have enjoyed the pictures and what you all have done with them. I am just getting back to painting again and tried the horses. I will try to send it to this fine learning experience. Maela 49 Eleanore

maela49
05-19-2018, 12:47 PM
Dear Christel, Terri <Isobel,
I have enjoyed the pictures and what you all have done with them. I am just getting back to painting again and tried the horses. I will try to send it to this fine learning experience. Maela 49 Eleanore

maela49
05-19-2018, 01:17 PM
Dear Raj,
Your painting is incredible. You made it so realistic and used the watdercolor paper and craypas. I must say that I like the oil sticks better because if you need to correct you can cover up the mistakes. I find this difficult using oil pastels though their size make it easier to draw with them . Eleanore

rbhatt
05-19-2018, 09:36 PM
Christel- Thank you for your comment. I agree it's hard to paint yellow over blue, it turns out green as you can see at some areas of the sky. The trick is I added more layers of light yellow on top using a plastic palette knife. I used the same technique to paint the yellow reflection of the sun over the blue ocean.

Eleanore- I appreciate your feedback. I have been using OPs for about an year and I feel pretty comfortable now working with them. I have never used oil medium, but have heard that it is much more forgiving than OPs. When I need to do corrections with my OP work, I do scrapping, use fixative sprays to add more roughness that allows more OP layers, and sometimes apply thick layers of OPs with the help of a palette knife to cover up my mistakes.

Raj

rbhatt
05-19-2018, 09:43 PM
Dear Christel, Terri <Isobel,
I have enjoyed the pictures and what you all have done with them. I am just getting back to painting again and tried the horses. I will try to send it to this fine learning experience. Maela 49 Eleanore
Eleanore,
I like your horses painting. I would suggest to add more details or textures to the foreground grass. You can also consider using a colored pencil to sharpen some of the edges in your painting.

Raj

tuscanny
05-20-2018, 12:37 AM
Eleanore - lovely to see you here again.
Great going with the horses. Raj has given good tips already.

terriks
05-21-2018, 07:58 PM
My take on Rossbeigh beach dominica
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2018/2012918-Sunset3.jpg
using CrayPas Expressionists OPs on 7x10 inches watercolor paper.

Raj



This is beautiful, Raj! I like seeing your use of the Cray Pas Expressionist op's from start to end. I always liked mine for that first coat, but have neglected them lately - I've forgotten what nice bright colors they offer. You did well with your blending, too. Great job!

terriks
05-21-2018, 08:03 PM
Dear Christel, Terri <Isobel,
I have enjoyed the pictures and what you all have done with them. I am just getting back to painting again and tried the horses. I will try to send it to this fine learning experience. Maela 49 Eleanore



Hi Eleanore, nice to see you! :wave: You did a great job drawing these horses - very nice! I agree that you could "sharpen" your edges in a few areas just by using the pointed end of a scraping tool. But I like soft edges, too, I think they help show the movement of the horses.

Happy to see you posting again - keep it up!

SarahY
05-22-2018, 10:29 AM
Great work this month!

maela49
05-22-2018, 11:13 AM
Thank you everyone for your valid comments. I used the wrong paper and did too much erasing which I tried to eliminate unsuccessfully. The experts on your website certainly makes me ambitious. It I has been a long time to allow me the chance to try your wonderful pictures. Eleanore

rbhatt
05-28-2018, 10:12 PM
Bonita Lake on Watercolor paper. It's a smaller size painting (approx. 6x9 inches) using Craypas Expressionists OPs. I also used white sennelier OP for highlighting some areas.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2018/2012918-Lake.jpg
I simplified the composition a little bit compared to the reference image.

Raj

tuscanny
05-29-2018, 02:03 AM
Beautiful, Raj! Just be careful of repetition like in the grass bottom right.

terriks
05-29-2018, 12:53 PM
Bonita Lake on Watercolor paper. It's a smaller size painting (approx. 6x9 inches) using Craypas Expressionists OPs. I also used white sennelier OP for highlighting some areas.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2018/2012918-Lake.jpg
I simplified the composition a little bit compared to the reference image.

Raj





What a great job, Raj! I love your rendering of the clouds and the trees. Great detail in the grass and the reflections, too.

Question: how are you blending your Cray-Pas OP's? I had difficulties blending them, so started relegating them for my underpaintings or first coat. But I've always liked their bright colors and nice selection. Are you using tortillions alone? It looks great. :thumbsup:

rbhatt
05-30-2018, 04:05 PM
Christel- I agree with your comment, I could have added more randomness to the grass patterns.

Terri- Thank you for your comment. For bigger areas like sand, water, and sky, I blended with fingers. For the tree lines, I used tortillions. I agree Cray-Pas offers a nice set of vibrant colors at affordable price. They are little harder to blend compared to Senns (which are much softer). Sometime I use Senns white OP over the layer of Cray-Pas to make it softer and easier to blend.

Raj