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01-28-2000, 03:10 AM
I did Rod Webb's lesson on painting a boat with watercolors. Rod makes learning easy, thanks Rod http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

01-28-2000, 03:18 AM

01-28-2000, 08:24 AM
Good job Mal and Rod. It really looks good, and I am proud of you. Before you know it, Mal, you will be writing the lessons. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

01-28-2000, 07:32 PM
Great job Mal, its good to see another of my demo's completed, and thanks too Llis,

01-28-2000, 07:57 PM
Ahhh Mal, the new watercolors! Nice job. Just curious, how large is it? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I agree with you too, about Rod's lessons. I did the pastel and it was very easy.


01-28-2000, 10:41 PM
I'm jealous. Your first watercolor? You don't say!
The only thing I would change is I'd add some dark values. You've got a lot of lights, but it pretty much goes from light to lighter.
Where should you put these wonderous dark hues? I dunno.
It would really depend, but I think they would look best if not sharp. Sharp, dark colors would probably distract too much. So soft.. soft dark colors somewhere (!) in the painting.
Moreover, I think that instead of painting on this great little ditty... make a new one! This one is a great reference and a great little painting. That way, if I'm full of (you know what), then you've learned from it without ruining what you've started.
I'm a big fan of doing the same piece like 8 times. usually ONE will turn out. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
All I can say is that if my first watercolor looked like that, I'd 'a sunk all my money in holbien and d'Arches and never left my house. ever.
Good luck on future ventures.

01-28-2000, 10:43 PM
Thanks Gisela, I did this 11x14 size. Thanks bunches to Kemshmi for posting this for me plus teaching me how to do the post.

02-06-2000, 07:26 AM

Hi Mal..I put more shadow under the boat, darkened the top a bit to define it against the background, and also darkened the far shore a bit..

the touch up is rough, with a mouse..not paint..and your name is a bit too dark for the rest of it, but I thought putting in your own personalization was a nice idea http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif..you might try to do this one again..see what kind of results you get on another go at it..

keep painting, theres gobs of lessons out there! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by kemshmi (edited February 06, 2000).]

02-06-2000, 01:32 PM
THANKS KEMSHMI! I see exactly what you are saying now. I'm going to do another one soon. Got to keep this one just like it is for no other reason but it's my first. The next one I'm going to make it more "mine". The lesson helped so much, it gave me a place to start. The encouragement here at wetcanvas is wonderful for a beginner like myself.

02-08-2000, 02:48 PM
Malarkey, what a wonderful first attempt with watercolors...mine don't look that good now and I've tried several times to paint with them! I guess I'm just an oil/acrylic person! Kem, the shadows you added were just right! The window in the boat bothered me because it grabbed my eye, but with the shadows..it all fits together!
Keep up the good work! Mal and I'll see ya! in chat. carlyne

Heidi Peters
02-08-2000, 04:44 PM
Hi Mal,

I hope I'm doing this right, my first time on this page! Great job, and I agree with the other post-er, just add some darker values, and your boat will be "anchored",
hee hee! Nice job! My first watercolor turned into a puddle!