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Yorky
06-13-2002, 03:56 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Yorkshire Dales
Project Leader: Yorky
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Watercolor paints
Subject: Landscape
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Why not paint one of these typical scenes from my favourite Yorkshire valley - Wensleydale?
Here are 5 photographs I took on a walking holiday, and you must choose one as the basis for your painting, which will be a watercolour, including guache, and acrylics used as watercolours. Pen and wash will also be acceptable. let us see how you interpret the scene.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=215)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Yorky
06-13-2002, 04:45 AM
Be kind! ;)

This is my first project posting. So many people said they would like to paint a Dales scene I have included 5 of my own photographs to give plenty of choice.

I am strictly a "paint what I see" artist, and I would like to see how some of you real artists tackle scenes like these. We have already seen how PeterH has painted 4 wonderfull interpretations of Dent (see Yorky's walk).

So let's see some of yours!

Doug

jaytee
06-13-2002, 08:41 AM
Goody, goody......... off to sign up......... though you may have to wait for my results ! Glad you decided to post 5 scenes after all :D

Yorky
06-13-2002, 03:12 PM
Good luck with your painting(s) Jaytee, and the same to Malarkey, RuthT, JustJo and the others. I thought I'd give you a little more scope with 5 pics to choose from.

Doug

Yorky
06-14-2002, 09:26 AM
Just posted my third entry, done today of West Burton Falls.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=215

We now have 10 participants - I can't wait to see your interpretations of my favourite countryside.

Doug

lraesjoy
06-14-2002, 04:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11749

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1046/tn_WestBurtonFallsPainting.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).


Yorky ~ I just love this landscape ... I can jump right into the pix and find myself sitting on the flat rock with my feet in the water ... can nearly feel the breeze brush against my cheeks.

Awesome work!

Yorky
06-15-2002, 04:18 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11801

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/5777/tn_wbarn.JPG

Lovely pic Inkling. I like your sky and background hills better than mine. What size is it?

Doug

Inkling
06-15-2002, 12:37 PM
Yorky - It is 9 X 12 on arches hot pressed watercolor block. :)

jaytee
06-15-2002, 07:54 PM
Have just loaded up two wips for Hawes waterfall......... using aquatone.......... NOT happy with progress :(

Yorky
06-16-2002, 03:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/4661/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11835

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/4661/tn_WIP3.JPG
Well, Jaytee, the aquatone pencils seem more difficult to handle than straight watercolours! I must say I like your idea of more water coming over the falls, it gives a more balanced picture. My photo was taken in a dry spell (yes, we do sometimes have dry spells in England :D ).

I look forward to seeing the finished result - I suppose you will sharpen it up with straight application of aquatone pencil?

Doug

matingara
06-16-2002, 03:23 AM
ok - i have signed up -

i have never been to yorkshire - as far as i know that is.

i have been to england a few times and i grew up in new england....

what do i do now?

:)

Yorky
06-16-2002, 03:30 AM
Good luck Matingara!

I look forward to seeing your paintings.

Doug

Yorky
06-17-2002, 01:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11898

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1046/tn_SwaledaleProj.jpg

This is my attempt at capturing the beautiful Swaledale landscape. Did I overdramaticise the sky?

Doug

ColorMeSunny!
06-17-2002, 01:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11898

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1046/tn_SwaledaleProj.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!). I love the clouds...it isn't overdone IMHO!

jaytee
06-17-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by Yorky

I look forward to seeing the finished result - I suppose you will sharpen it up with straight application of aquatone pencil?

Doug

Doug..... I applied so much more aquatone the whole lot went even more dull & solid so I scruubbed it out undre the tap with an old toothbrush................ cannot decide if this is now a good underpainting or fit for the waste basket :D

Other business calls so it will be a while before I find out!

Yorky
06-18-2002, 02:52 AM
Jaytee - I happens! . . . . . . .

Look forward to seeing mark 2.
Doug

Yorky
06-18-2002, 12:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11938

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1887/tn_Gayle1.jpg

Well done TeAnne, your style is so different to mine. IMHO you have tackled the most difficult scene first. Truth be told I have been trying to find a way of cropping the Gayle photo so as to simplify the scene. This is why I have left it until last to do. I like your bright colours.

let's see how you deal with some of the others.

I'd love to see a Flattwo treatment with ink and wash.

Doug

TeAnne
06-18-2002, 07:00 PM
Thank you Doug :) I couldn't see it very well when I printed out the Ref. pic :(
YOU want me to do another one???????????????? Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Rich
06-19-2002, 05:42 PM
Uploaded project:

After I finished the West Burton Falls reference and changed it a bit, I wasn't real happy with it. I have lived with it for a few days and decided to upload it. I did add the reflections after leaving it for a day.
The paper is Kilimanjaro 300# CP 12 x 16 block. Last sheet and probably won't buy anymore. It is a little to soft for me and won't take much scrubbing. It is a bright white though.

I am doing this painting again on canvas with gouache. Just an experiement. I will post that one when done. A good project Doug!

Yorky
06-19-2002, 06:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12003

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1461/tn_sky_blue.jpg

A lesson I am learning is - when you have reference material you don;t have to slavishly copy every detail. I am pleased that the photos are inspiring you all to paint in your own style, and especially how different they are.

Good luck with mark two.

Doug

jaytee
06-19-2002, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by Yorky

A lesson I am learning is - when you have reference material you don;t have to slavishly copy every detail.
Doug

Doug......... an interesting observation...........one that I think marks a big step in anyones progress!! I find that it takes courage not to copy slavishly, because that often involves making things up..... and sometimes, what one makes up does not look as 'truthful' as what one sees because of ones artisitc limitations (sorry about the royal 'one's' but I didn't want to think if I used 'you' that I meant 'you, Doug' specifically!!)

However I do think often, that 'what you leave out is as important as what you put in' in many artistic endeavours - including literary ones........ and as your (Dougs!) more personal illustrative/imaginative style continues to develop, this is something you (Doug!)could perhaps afford to experiment with more IMHO :)

PS I am still looking at my scrubbed-out failure (propped up in the bathroom!!) and still making no decisions............. so dont get too excited about version 2 :D

Rich
06-19-2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Yorky
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12003

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1461/tn_sky_blue.jpg

A lesson I am learning is - when you have reference material you don;t have to slavishly copy every detail.

Doug

Sometimes true and sometimes not Doug.

It really depends on what you want the viewer to see. I copy details of buildings and other things that are really important to the painting if they are of historical nature and are necessary to depict what/where it is. On the waterfall, the way I painted it, it could be anywhere. If someone was attached to the area and wants an accurate painting then you must be careful. I guess what I am trying to say is that the closer a person is to the area the photo was taken, the more accurate you may have to become.

The old adage is that if you want me to make the painting look like a photograph, why don't we just go take one?:)

TeAnne
06-19-2002, 09:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12003

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1461/tn_sky_blue.jpg

This is really lovely :D

Yorky
06-23-2002, 12:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12107

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1046/tn_GaylePaimting.jpg

Uploaded painting of Gayle Village

I tried to simplify the street scene, and emphasise the dominant feature of the hillside which rises around 1000ft above the village.

The original photo was too complicated to attempt.

Doug

Rich
06-23-2002, 12:34 PM
Doug:

I think you did a superb job of simplifying the scene. Leaving out the cars and raising the viewing angle really helped.

Good job!

matingara
06-24-2002, 12:13 AM
I am about 85.8% done with an entry for this project.

I have has a fairly hectic week - and now my Boss is threatening to send me to London on Thursday.

All being well I should be able to post it this week.

Joel.

Yorky
06-24-2002, 02:33 AM
I look forward to seeing your posting, Joel. It's a heck of a business trip from Oz to the UK!

Doug

jaytee
06-24-2002, 01:23 PM
Doug........love your handling of Gayle village..............one miniscule point....... I think, personally I'd have left out the telegraph pole and cable.............. IMHO the cable interferes more with the pic than the pole which, as it's useful punctuation, I might possibly have turned into a street lamp ? :) But the rest is a ........... I cant think of a better word than 'smiley' ........... picture not because its funny but because looking at it makes me feel good! Hardly an objective critique!!

Joel .............. I hope its not just an overnight stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yorky
06-24-2002, 01:38 PM
Thanks Janet

I msut say the Dales scenery in summer is something to make everyone smile. So gentle and green.

Yes, I agree about the wires, can't be erased I'm afraid. I did find this photograph very diffficult to interpret. The scene looks "dead" without the cars. I was trying to emphasise the dominance of the hillside.

Gayle, BTW is where the Wensleydale (Wallace and Grommit) cheese is made.

Doug

jaytee
06-24-2002, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by Yorky


I msut say the Dales scenery in summer is something to make everyone smile. So gentle and green.

doug.... dont let the dales take all the credit..... it was the way you oainted them that was smiley :)


I did find this photograph very diffficult to interpret. The scene looks "dead" without the cars

How about introducing some figures? I love those that have been appearing in you recent pics :)

Yorky
06-25-2002, 02:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12127

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/7971/tn_Farm_%28Final%29.jpg

Wow Mat! - Your style is so different to mine.

Exactly why I submitted this project. My style is so tight and I wanted some real artists to point the way.

One day something will click and the artist in me will come out.

Thanks for the entry.

Doug

jaytee
06-25-2002, 07:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12127

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/7971/tn_Farm_%28Final%29.jpg

This has so much brooding atmosphere. ..........love the way you have picked up the rusty colours in the buildings in the foreground and their heathery greys in the mountains. :clap: :clap:

TeAnne
06-25-2002, 07:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1941/tn_england1.jpg

WOW Tag, good to see your work again. Have really missed it :) I know what the 'slump' is like. I hope this will get you started again. I love this one. :D

TeAnne
06-25-2002, 08:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12107

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1046/tn_GaylePaimting.jpg

WOW good to see this done properly :D Love it. :)

Rich
06-25-2002, 08:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1941/tn_england1.jpg

Definitely a Hugh painting! I can pick your style out in a crowd. Glad your back and good job on this one!

taghera
06-26-2002, 12:01 AM
Thanks TeAnne and Rich, I'm still very rusty having not painted for so long, but at least the interest is starting to come back, I hope it continues LOL. :)
Thanks Yorky for your photo that sparked a bit of interest in me at last. :)

Yorky
06-26-2002, 03:24 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1941/tn_england1.jpg

Lovely, Hugh. Your pallette stands out a mile! I think you were right to de-emphasise the background hills and focus in on the subject, and I like the variation you have made in the foreground field. Your rusty shed is - just RUSTY!

Well done, glad it helped you get back on the brushes.

Doug

Yorky
06-26-2002, 03:29 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12207

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/9734/tn_project_entry.jpg

Outstanding painting Loki. I love the colours and the treatment of the cliffs either side of the falls.

Now this is creative! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Doug

matingara
06-26-2002, 03:33 AM
Yorky, I seem to mainly do loose - your style is different to me but it is very professional and lively.

You are just as much a real artist as anyone else - so there!

I seem to get the word "Brooding" alot! Maybe I choose a "broody" palette!

The rusts in the foreground are an extension/exageration of what I saw!

This has been a fun project so far - thanks to Yorky for the inspiration!

Joel.

matingara
06-26-2002, 03:37 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1941/tn_england1.jpg

This is SIMPLY BREATHTAKING! Magnificent work - Magnificent - I love - my cat loves it! Well done!

Joel.

Rich
06-26-2002, 09:09 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12207

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/9734/tn_project_entry.jpg

WOW! Good work!

taghera
06-26-2002, 11:53 PM
Thanks Doug and Joel, you comments are very much appreciated. :)

Yorky
06-27-2002, 09:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12222

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1461/tn_sky_blue_waters.jpg

You got an entirely different effect here, Rich. Not sure about the central waterfall, but you have created interesting texture on the clifffs. Rocks are my hobby.

Doug

Rich
06-27-2002, 09:44 AM
I did get the waterfall a little to close to center.

If I wanted to I could wipe it all off and start over....but I think I will leave it and move on to a different one.

Working on canvas is a fun thing to do. Everybody should try it at least once!

Yorky
06-28-2002, 03:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12268

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_Swaledale.JPG

Thanks for your entry, Christie.

At 4 x 6 you have done well to capture the landscape. The stone walls are different in each dale. Sometimes the stone is flat and easy to build with, sometimes it is rounded and difficult to use. In Swaledale there is a nice mixture.

Christie
06-28-2002, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Yorky
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=12268

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_Swaledale.JPG

Thanks for your entry, Christie.

At 4 x 6 you have done well to capture the landscape. The stone walls are different in each dale. Sometimes the stone is flat and easy to build with, sometimes it is rounded and difficult to use. In Swaledale there is a nice mixture.

Thanks Yorky. The picture id not the best, but I am thinking seriously about redoing it to see if I can fix the parts that bug me. :D

Can't wait to try the others though. Nice scenery you have there btw.

Yorky
06-29-2002, 02:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects//image_viewer.php?entry_id=12280

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/9213/tn_yorks_dales8.JPG

Looking great so far Barbara, its amazing what a difference reversing the picture has made. I look forward to seeing the completed painting.

By the way, I have been looking at your previous portrait posts and they are wonderful!

Doug

Yorky
07-05-2002, 05:29 PM
Well, 18 members have signed up for the project so far, and 13 paintings have been posted. It's fascinating to see everyone's different take on the subject.

Can't wait to see more paintings!

Doug

Christie
07-05-2002, 06:54 PM
I fianlly get a chance to start painting again this weekend. This project is first on my list.

Barbymae
07-06-2002, 10:50 AM
Hello Doug,

First of all, many apologies for not looking at the messages in the Project.

I am ashamed to admit that I didn't even know that there was a message forum attached. My only excuse is that I am so busy painting for the projects in WC that I didn't take the time to look at the forum properly-I will take more notice from now on, promise!

I am very new to watercolour Doug, and I've still a lot to learn. The painting has been pinned up in my studio and I keep looking at it hoping that some divine inspiration will come to me, so far it hasn't.

I am not happy with a couple of things in it..............

1) I don't like the bend in the river, it doesn't look right

2) The whole scene looks somehow 'dead', I wondered whether or not to include some figures in the courtyard area perhaps, or maybe some ducks/birds

3) The picture as a whole reminds me of a cheapie greeting card

If I cannot improve on this one, I may try another one out of the bunch and try again, I may do this anyway as I do like the photographs, they're lovely.

What do you think?

ColorMeSunny!
07-06-2002, 12:10 PM
I am going to do the project..been very busy this last few weeks. But, I have made progress by choosing my photo!!!:clap:

Yorky
07-06-2002, 12:51 PM
Hi Barbara,

I like your painting very much, especially the way you have dealt with the waterfalls and the subtle reflections in the water.

I often think that landscapes need a figure to introduce some life into the subject. I felt my Gayle painting looked strange with no cars and no people - somewhat deserted. I left the car in my rendition of this scene, but on reflection, could have added someone tending to the flowers or a child playing to liven up the scene.

Sunny, I look forward to seeeing your paintings.

Doug

Barbymae
07-08-2002, 01:51 AM
Thanks Doug.

I think I will add some figures and call it a day :cat:

madmum
07-08-2002, 12:06 PM
Is it too late for me to join in? I have several projects "on the go" at the moment but I'd love to try this :)

mad Ruth :D

Yorky
07-08-2002, 12:30 PM
No Ruth, there's no time limit. I'd love to see your paintings.

Doug

Yorky
07-12-2002, 04:51 PM
20 members have entered so far, but (sigh) only 13 paintings total! :(

Doug

madmum
07-12-2002, 05:20 PM
Sorry Doug, I've been busy trying to complete my project - have to do 8 paintings of Hereford area to give to friends who are visiting at the end of August! Another 3 to do! lol

Promise to do mine as soon as I get a day with no other demands on me :)

Ruth

Yorky
07-12-2002, 05:45 PM
Look forward to seeing them, Ruth.

It's lovely to be able to give friends something so persoanal as an original watercolour isn't it?

Doug

Yorky
08-31-2002, 01:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13160

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/9213/tn_DSC00880_copy.jpg

Beautifully done, Barbara. It's amazing how different it looks reversed - I must try that. Your treatment of the beck and the waterfall is super, and adding the figures has added interest.

Doug

Yorky
08-31-2002, 01:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13598

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_wall.JPG

I like your treatment of the wall in both your wall entries, Christie. The stone colour does vary a lot between the Dales, and the rich browny red sandstone is my favourite.

Doug

Yorky
08-31-2002, 01:51 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13599

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_waterfall.JPG

Isn't it difficult to represent the trees which are both in shade and in sunlight against the skY. I feel tempted to add texture with ink as you have done here, Christie.

Beautiful greens by the way.

Yorky
08-31-2002, 01:58 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13128

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/2151/tn_irishfrm3.jpg

Love your light touch, and the way you simplified the background. You handled the perspective well.

Doug

Yorky
08-31-2002, 02:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13242

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1471/tn_YorkshireJP.jpg

Well done, leaflin. I like the textures you achieved on the field and the buildings and the distance you achieved with the background hills.

Doug

Yorky
08-31-2002, 02:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13663

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3748/tn_finishedwaterfall_1.jpg

Lovely foliage effect - yes, I also had trouble with the sandstone cliffs either side of the falls.

Doug

Yorky
08-31-2002, 02:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14057

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/9394/tn_Paintings_-_Barns.jpg

For a first painting this is fine Ceri - you should see mine!:rolleyes:

You don't say how big it is, but first the positive comments:

You have captured the varied colours of the landscape and buildings well. This is one thing that seperates the ordinary painting from the interesting one.

You have got the perspective spot on, both the shape of the barn roof and the blueing of the hills in the background.

How to improve it?

I would add shadows - decide where the light is coming from and add shadows behind the barn on one side of the fence posts etc.

Spatter some yellow or red spots in the foreground using a toothbrush to represent wild flowers - this always helps.

I would be tempted to add some fine ink lines on the edges of the buildings to sharpen them up - but that's always my solution. :)

Above all - keep it up - I'd love to see more of your paintings.

Doug

Yorky
09-13-2002, 06:21 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14283

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/12115/tn_my_documents__my_pictures__Hawly_waterfal.JPG

Lovely take on the waterfall Kinart. One of the things I like about rocks is the variation in colour due to iron oxides etc, and you have some of this effect in your close-up on the falls.

Doug

Yorky
10-22-2002, 05:25 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14681

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/13378/tn_RIVERsm.jpg

You are allowed to use "artists licence", Heather. You captured the distant valley and hills well, just need sharpening up on the banks of the river to make it a winner.

Doug

Yorky
11-11-2002, 01:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15330

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/13079/tn_Haweswaterfall1.jpg

Wow! this is going to be great! Interesting to see your technique of working down the paper with an almost finished painting.
i lokk forward to seeing the completed work.

Doug

Yorky
11-15-2002, 06:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15417

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/13079/tn_Hawes_Waterfall_Final.jpg

This is wonderful William, I think you captured the whole scene beautifully well, especially the water and the submerged rocks at the base of the falls.


Doug

WFMartin
11-15-2002, 11:34 PM
Doug,

I really love your photos! It was a real pleasure to work from that one of the falls. I was also inspired, as you know from my comments, to try a new technique with this one; that was the use of an opaque watercolor white for giving a satin-like sheen to the water's surface. It worked amazingly well, and I'm going to incorporate that into my bag-o'-tricks for future watercolor paintings. Thanks again for posting such great, quaint, photos.

By the way, I have a Welsh heritage (Grandpa on my dad's side). Are you at all familiar with the dish called pastie? Or perhaps do you ever indulge in saffron cake or bread? Are you located anywhere near the area where those delicacies are eaten?

Thanks again for such great photos. I might work from another one of your, just because I like them so very much.

Bill:)

Yorky
11-16-2002, 06:00 AM
I'm interested to know what you did with the white, William. You know we are usually warned off using white in watercolours:D

We are within sight of North Wales here, abot 15 miles north of Liverpool, and can be there in about an hour.

Pasties as we know them are really a Cornish recipe and consist of pastry wrapped around a mixture of ground meat, potato and carrot. This was pinched at the edge and the theory was that the tin miners could take their lunch underground, hold the pinched edge, eat the rest and throw the crust away. I'm no expert on saffron cake but I'm sure there are some out there.

Doug

WFMartin
11-16-2002, 09:14 AM
Let me explain my use of the white. I approaced this cautiously, because I had no idea just how it would work. I first painted a couple strips of color on a scrap of wc paper, and when they were dry, glazed several layers of Chinese white on top.

This white appears very transparent upon the color, and would not be at all suitable for dropping in spectral highlights, or correcting mistakes. However, for the sheen on top of the water, glazing the white over the color of the stream (water) worked really well.

I have been getting my nose up to some master watercolors, and inspecting for just how certain effects might have been achieved, and the addition or glaze of watercolor white seems to have been used. That's just my guess. There perhaps are better whites than Chinese white, but I don't know just yet.

I really enjoy eating pasties, and my grandma used to make saffron bread.

Your friend in watercolor,
Bill:)

Yorky
11-16-2002, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the tip about Chinese White, Jim. It certainly did the trick with the shallow water over the rocks. Your treatment of the falls and the spray is exceptional.

I opened your version alongside my version and there is quite a different approach to the stonework and the water. Yours is much richer!

Doug

WFMartin
11-17-2002, 08:30 PM
Doug,

Thank you for all the nice compliments on the Hawes Waterfall painting. You mentioned the "richness" of my stonework. I like to work with layers/glazes. I have found, by sheer chance, that one thing which helps achieve deeper colors is to paint on hot press instead of cold press paper.

Cold press, being rougher, tends to scatter the reflected light, thus causing the deep colors and dark shadows to appear lighter. The hot press, being smoother, yields richer, deeper colors and dark shadows rather automatically I believe that really helped in this one.

I have painted on cold press for quite some time, and still do, for that matter. But, the first time I gave hot press a try I was overwhelmed with the ease of achieving deep colors and shadows. You might give it a shot, if you haven't tried it yet.

Bill

Yorky
11-18-2002, 05:38 AM
Thanks for the tip, Bill.

I think I have a hot press pad somewhere - I'll dig it out and give it a try.

Doug

Yorky
12-30-2002, 07:08 PM
Regarding this entry by Madmum--> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16569

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/10535/tn_Hawes_Waterfall_large.jpg

Well Ruth, you finally made it. I like the way you homed in on the waterfall and made the background recede. There's a lot of work in this painting and I have the tendency to want to paint every brick:)

Doug

madmum
12-30-2002, 08:13 PM
Thanks Doug :) Hope this gets more signing up for this project at least!

Ruth

geof
01-08-2003, 08:20 PM
Hi Doug,

Just found this project so have signed up. This is my first project.
Been thinking about the composition a lot yesterday and hope to start painting today. :)

Yorky
01-09-2003, 04:07 AM
I look forward to seeing your painting(s), Geof.

Doug

geof
01-09-2003, 11:51 AM
A couple of WIPs at this address:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/portfolio_entries.php?userid=12094&proj_id=215

Any comments, suggestions welcome :)

madmum
01-09-2003, 12:44 PM
Geof I LOVE your sky!!!!!!!!! If the rest is half as good, this will be a stunning panorama!

Ruth

Yorky
01-09-2003, 01:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16867

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/12094/tn_WIP_02.jpg

Wow! Fantastic sky, Geof. Look forward to seeing final painting.

Doug

geof
01-12-2003, 07:36 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16964

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/12094/tn_WIP_03.jpg

Final WIP upload I think. Ready for the finishing straight now. Comments, ideas welcome as always.:)

Yorky
01-12-2003, 07:50 AM
Looking good, Geof.

The restricted pallette really works!

Doug

geof
01-12-2003, 07:58 AM
Confession to make Doug. Had to add in cadmium lemon. I was getting the greens too dark and muddy. I have been using Yarka Raw Sienna - think I am going to chuck it out and get some WN raw sienna instead.

geof
01-12-2003, 12:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/12094/tn_SwaledaleFinal.jpg

!!!!! Finished My First Project :cat: :cat: !!!!!

Comments critiques most welcome.

Yorky
01-12-2003, 12:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/12094/tn_SwaledaleFinal.jpg

Wonderful result, Geof. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Makes me homesick! You catured the receding fields and hills very well, and I forgive you for using cad. lemon :D

leojacko
09-10-2003, 01:12 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/12094/tn_SwaledaleFinal.jpg

Loved the painting Geof, makes me wish that I was in the dales right now :D we have spent many a happy holiday over there.

I've signed up for this project too - this is my first posting after lurking for a while, just finding my way around.

So watch this space .

tunna
09-10-2003, 04:09 AM
nice one yorky-i call the dales "gods country" it takes some beating.
now I'm off to start the project.
dave.

Yorky
09-10-2003, 05:33 AM
I look forward to seeing your painting(s) Dave.

BTW I didn't get automatic notification of your post, I'm having trouble with my email. I'll keep a watch out.

Doug

pampe
09-10-2003, 10:23 AM
how did I miss this


*running to sign up*

Yorky
09-10-2003, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by pampe
how did I miss this


*running to sign up*

:clap:

Doug

hopefulbucky
09-10-2003, 02:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15417

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/13079/tn_Hawes_Waterfall_Final.jpg

Bill I really LOVE you water, great job:D :D Yes, I think the white certainly added to the feel of the water, also love the blues that you used. Great job!

madmum
09-10-2003, 04:27 PM
Great to see this resurface! This was the first project I signed up for - but it took me a long time to actually paint for it! LOL

Ruth

ColorMeSunny!
09-11-2003, 01:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15417

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/13079/tn_Hawes_Waterfall_Final.jpg

This is a wonderful painting!! Good work! :clap:

pampe
09-11-2003, 01:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=11898

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/1046/tn_SwaledaleProj.jpg

lovely

It is obvious that you know this place and love it

pampe
09-11-2003, 01:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13599

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_waterfall.JPG

Nicely done, Christie

I realy like the foliage in this one

Yorky
09-11-2003, 04:58 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13599

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_waterfall.JPG

Very nice, Christie, you captured the sense of being enclosed in the gorge.

Doug

Strawberry Wine
09-11-2003, 06:36 PM
Way to go Doug

I will definitely sign up for this project. The photographs are very inspiring. May have to wait a bit for a posting from me.

Gail

Yorky
09-11-2003, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Strawberry Wine
Way to go Doug

I will definitely sign up for this project. The photographs are very inspiring. May have to wait a bit for a posting from me.

Gail

Thanks Gail, this project seems to havr taken on a new lif!

BTW HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Doug

jaytee
09-11-2003, 06:55 PM
You never know Doug, even I might have another go at it :D See if Ive learnt anything since the last washout :D

CharM
09-11-2003, 07:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13599

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/3523/tn_waterfall.JPG

Christie... did you do this in miniature? It's lovely!!!

tunna
09-12-2003, 09:52 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Sep-2003/19558-the_dales1.jpg

first one yorky- critques welcome dave.
now for another-lol

Yorky
09-12-2003, 01:20 PM
Nice and bright, Dave.

You should post your painting in the Project page though ie, click on "Upload your Final Images" here
http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=215

You can then click on your thumbnail and make a comment to draw everyone's attention to it.

As regards this one, everything is more or less right, but there's a strange blank area to the right of th barn, and I think it would look better with a little more texture in the foreground field.

Doug

leojacko
09-12-2003, 11:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=26936

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/27068/tn_ydales1a.jpg

Here's my effort so far. The colours certainly seem to be far brighter on the scan than on the painting.

it's 7.5" x 11" and on Bockingford 140lb NOT.

:cat:

Yorky
09-13-2003, 04:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=26936

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/27068/tn_ydales1a.jpg

Looking good, Leo. The perspective on the stone wall is super!

Waiting for the final result.

Wish I lived at Scarborough! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2003/1046-Envy.gif

Doug

leojacko
09-13-2003, 04:51 AM
Thanks Doug

I'm really getting into this now, want to have a go at Hawes waterfall next.

Think that I might have mastered the file size thingy & uploading too now.

Leo
:cat:

P.S. Some of my ancestors came from Southport, another great seaside place. :D

leojacko
09-17-2003, 01:28 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27099

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/27068/tn_ydales2a.jpg

Done a bit more to the stone wall here.

Wondering where all the sheep are, think I'll have to put some in.

Leo

:cat:

Felica Keech-Smith
09-17-2003, 01:33 AM
Yorky.. this is where you LIVE!!!!!..???.. it's like something out of a movie for me! All of the references AND the paintings are gorgeous!!!!

(ho..humm... need more time in the day.. now I want to try THIS too! hehe)

Felica

Yorky
09-17-2003, 03:12 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27099

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/27068/tn_ydales2a.jpg

This is wonderful, Leo. Reminds me of idyllic holidays spent camping in the Dales and waking up to views like this.

Yes, there are thousands of sheep up there somewhere :D

Doug

ginatec
09-17-2003, 03:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=16980

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/12094/tn_SwaledaleFinal.jpg

Your time was well spent Geof...I adore this! What 4 colours did you use please?

Gina

leojacko
09-17-2003, 01:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27099

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/progress/27068/tn_ydales2a.jpg

Thanks Doug,

We've had some great holidays there too.

oh! and re the sheep, I'm going to look in the image library for sheep.

Maybe I'll have to upload a few images :D

Could be a new project eh?

Leo

:cat:

leojacko
09-19-2003, 01:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27265

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/27068/tn_ydales3.jpg

Just uploaded final image & comments. :)

Scanning picking up too much yellow - any suggestions?

Leo :cat:

Yorky
09-19-2003, 04:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27265

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/27068/tn_ydales3.jpg

Absolutely wonderful result, Leo! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I especially admire your treatment of the dry stone wall and the pattern of fields going into the distance.

Doug

leojacko
09-20-2003, 03:31 AM
Thanks Doug,

I enjoyed painting this one. :D

Thanks too for the source photos, I'd like to have a go at Hawes waterfall next.

Leo

:cat:

Yorky
09-11-2004, 04:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/29499/tn_Yorky_Project.JPG

Lovely job, Pat - the sky and distant hillside are perfect!

You really have made good progress in the past 12 months.

Doug

leojacko
09-11-2004, 04:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39504

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/29499/tn_Yorky_Project.JPG

Lovely job, Pat - the sky and distant hillside are perfect!

You really have made good progress in the past 12 months.

Doug

Great to see your painting, Pat - well done! ,

I still have to finish mine!

I really must make some time to visit the Yorkshire Dales again soon - I just love the scenery there!

Nina

minihorse
02-08-2005, 01:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=14283

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/215/completed/12115/tn_my_documents__my_pictures__Hawly_waterfal.JPG

OOOh I love this interpretation!! Its what I'd love to be able to do - loose and lucious flowy colors! everything I do ends up so tight and detailed...
Kathi