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Johannes Instructor
01-31-2011, 03:31 PM
Only Robert is to use this thread to post his notes for easy copy and save. If you wish to thank him or make comments about Johannes' classes use the Johannes-Student Discussion Forums.

robertsloan2
01-31-2011, 06:10 PM
Thank you, Johannes!

Joesy, I'll post them here. I'll start by reposting my notes from last weekend, OK! Thanks to this separate thread, people won't have to hunt around for my notes any more.

They would be in this post if the uploader was working right now. I'll check back later and try to post them. In the meanwhile, I'll link to my thread in the Art Journals forum. It's got some comments in it but they're all there too: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872812.

Sorry about the uploader glitch. That's too frustrating, but I will keep checking back.

robertsloan2
01-31-2011, 07:23 PM
Notes for Weekend 1: Saturday Jan. 30th

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-1-Page-1-Jan-29-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-1-Page-2-Jan-29-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-1-Page-3-Jan-29-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-1-Page-4-Jan-29-2011.jpg

Remember - please do not post to this thread unless you're me! The idea is to make my notes on the course easy to find without pages on pages of comments to go through to find the last batch. Thank you for setting this up, Johannes!

robertsloan2
01-31-2011, 07:27 PM
Class Notes Weekend 1, Sunday January 30th, 2011

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-Jan-30-1.jpg
It was easier to do that value scale in pen than pencil. Even so, value 6 and 7 look too close together. Printed value scales are more trustworthy!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-Jan-30-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-Jan-30-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-Jan-30-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2011/70184-Class-Jan-30-5.jpg

Another reminder - please do not post to this thread at all! The idea is to let everyone navigate to these notes easily and keep the thread short. Comment, thank and criticize in the current Discussion Thread.

robertsloan2
02-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Important!

These notes are no substitute for taking the class. They may help and I'm happy to share them, but they are only notes. Compare "Romeo and Juliet" to the Cliff's notes on it - you might pass a test but you will only appreciate Shakespeare looking at the real thing. Please, if you miss classes, consider buying the modestly priced recordings. Heck, if you don't, buy them to review them. I know I will even though I'm attending this intensely.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-1-1-Feb-5.jpg
The pages are numbered and also what class it is gets listed at the top of every page, so you can keep them sorted. I'll still number per session but this may help keep them organized. Also the date is in the file name.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-1-2-Feb-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-1-3-Feb-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-1-4-Feb-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-1-5-Feb-5.jpg

Enjoy!

robertsloan2
02-06-2011, 08:51 PM
Thanks for your compliment. Please post in the Discussion thread next time though, this thread is just for the notes so they'll all be easy to find.

Notes for February 6th Video Demonstration:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-2-Page-1-Feb-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-2-Page-2-Feb-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-2-Page-3-Feb-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2011/70184-Class-2-Session-2-Page-4-Feb-6.jpg

robertsloan2
02-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Four pages of notes today! More pictures too, which I hope are a little clearer.

For looking up Clyde Aspevig, that's how to spell his name. (Johannes just mentioned this in post-class discussion.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-1-1_2-12-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-1-2_2-12-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-1-3_2-12-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-1-4_2-12-2011.jpg
Sorry about the bad shape of the girl lying down contour, I was doing her from imagination and goofed. Second one is easier. That was just to get the idea across that some contours are very recognizable.

robertsloan2
02-13-2011, 10:50 AM
Thanks for all your appreciation, but Johannes did specify not to comment in this thread and just keep it for the notes themselves.

Our current homework assignment is to choose photos - our own photos - with an example of an interesting tree, an interesting rock formation, a variety of interesting features that show good abstract shapes. I'm sweating over it because I don't have many photos. I rely a lot on the RIL because I hardly ever get out of the house.

robertsloan2
02-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Five pages of notes for today!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-2-1_2-13-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-2-2_2-13-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-2-3_2-13-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-2-4_2-13-2011.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2011/70184-Class-3-Session-2-5_2-13-2011.jpg

Remember, please do not reply to this thread. If you want to thank me, post in the Discussion thread, or if you have questions for me or comments or critique on my notes.

robertsloan2
02-19-2011, 05:58 PM
A big thank-you to everyone who commented on my notes in the Student Discussion Thread. I do read and enjoy all your comments there.

Here's today's notes and I wrote down what the homework assignment is in the notes. It's a tough one! I tried twice and neither time got it without repetitions.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2011/70184-2-19-2011-Class-4-Session-1-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2011/70184-2-19-2011-Class-4-Session-1-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2011/70184-2-19-2011-Class-4-Session-1-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2011/70184-2-19-2011-Class-4-Session-1-4.jpg

robertsloan2
02-20-2011, 06:01 PM
Notes from Watercolor Demonstration Sunday Feb. 20th, 2011:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2011/70184-2-20-2011-Class-4-Session-2-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2011/70184-2-20-2011-Class-4-Session-2-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2011/70184-2-20-2011-Class-4-Session-2-3.jpg

robertsloan2
02-26-2011, 05:49 PM
I started taking notes during the pre-class setup this time, so that's why some of these things may seem out of order. Also, I could not resist sketching my cat, he was in a good pose and irresistible so I used him for an example.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2011/70184-2-26-2011-Class-5-Session-1-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2011/70184-2-26-2011-Class-5-Session-1-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2011/70184-2-26-2011-Class-5-Session-1-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2011/70184-2-26-2011-Class-5-Session-1-4.jpg

robertsloan2
02-27-2011, 06:35 PM
Sunday, February 27, 2011 class notes:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/70184-2-27-2011-Class-5-Session-2-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/70184-2-27-2011-Class-5-Session-2-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/70184-2-27-2011-Class-5-Session-2-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2011/70184-2-27-2011-Class-5-Session-2-4.jpg

Plus a short checklist of what the most important things in the course are so far, things to remember and get so used to that they're second nature when painting.

1) Melodic Lines (not jagged, straight, repetitive or wormy)
2) Abstract Shapes (non symmetrical, not geometric)
3) No Fly Zone - peripheral areas
4) Value range 2-7 (on a scale of 1-10 where 1 is white)

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robertsloan2
03-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Big important class on value masses and thumbnails. I repeated some information Johannes mentioned before class answering questions about his suggested palette for beginners.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2011/70184-3-5-2011-Class-6-Session-1-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2011/70184-3-5-2011-Class-6-Session-1-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2011/70184-3-5-2011-Class-6-Session-1-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2011/70184-3-5-2011-Class-6-Session-1-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2011/70184-3-5-2011-Class-6-Session-1-5.jpg

Post class, Johannes mentioned a couple of things worth typing in that I didn't have space for on the last page.

Look up Frank Serrano, an artist whose paintings show abstract shapes.

Homework is to sketch Value Masses thumbnails of photos Johannes posted for the exercise.

One way to tell in a gallery if you're looking at a painting done en plein air or from a photo is to look at the values of the trees. If they're value 8 or 9 in a broad daylight scene, chances are the artist worked from a photo.

Let's keep it easy for people to find my notes in chronological order. I do appreciate comments but the place to post them is in the Student Discussion Thread for the current week.

PLEASE DO NOT POST ANYTHING IN THIS THREAD.

robertsloan2
03-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Four pages today, still on Value Mass Planning Thumbnails. They rock. Once more I'm going to suggest this - even though I'm doing it, try to sketch what Johannes is doing on screen. Not big and not trying to get it perfect, just simple and small. The practice ones I did in class have done me so much good.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2011/70184-3-6-2011-Class-6-Session-2-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2011/70184-3-6-2011-Class-6-Session-2-2.jpg
After seeing other people's homework I experimented with mediums other than markers to do value mass thumbnails. It's harder in pencil!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2011/70184-3-6-2011-Class-6-Session-2-3.jpg
I thought I'd find good gray values in hard pastels but my Conte set only had middle and mid-dark. Derwent's cold gray was light-mid, warm gray middle and charcoal dark but the hue difference is startling and I had to mix a little charcoal into the middle value one to get the right value. Also did not get the level of clean lines that I did with markers. I would if I sketched larger, it's just easier with markers in values 3, 5 and 7. Tombow brush pens come in values that match. So do Prismacolor colored pencils, I just didn't have those out. If you have Prismacolors, try it in the grays, they're evenly spaced.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2011/70184-3-6-2011-Class-6-Session-2-4.jpg

As usual...

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robertsloan2
03-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Notes from Saturday, March 12, 2011 class:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2011/70184-3-12-2011-Class-7-Session-1-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2011/70184-3-12-2011-Class-7-Session-1-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2011/70184-3-12-2011-Class-7-Session-1-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2011/70184-3-12-2011-Class-7-Session-1-4.jpg

Plus, I got slightly zinged when Johannes said he was done and I was at the bottom of page four. In the last few minutes of discussion he answered a question about a still life - getting one orange segment to shine out brightly.

At first he mentioned a "halo effect" at the back of an orange in a still life - the far top edge was slightly blurred about 1/16" and bright, as if it was so bright you couldn't focus on it. That's an advanced technique he admired.

Then he mentioned not to put the highlight right on the edge. It works better in still lifes to move it down from the edge, still toward the top and one side but not right on the edge. This also works with rounding clumps of tree foliage to make them more three dimensional. I didn't know this, been doing it with fruit for years but didn't think that yeah, works the same way on foliage.

Finally, to make something glow, use chroma. Use the most saturated color in that object and slightly mute things near it, mute more as you move away from it in the painting. To make something glow, un-glow the rest. One orange segment in Cadmium Orange will shine against a background orange that's mixed with burnt sienna and yellow.

As always:

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robertsloan2
03-13-2011, 06:10 PM
Class notes for Sunday, March 13th Pastel Demo

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2011/70184-3-13-2011-Class-7-Session-2-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2011/70184-3-13-2011-Class-7-Session-2-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2011/70184-3-13-2011-Class-7-Session-2-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2011/70184-3-13-2011-Class-7-Session-2-4.jpg

robertsloan2
03-19-2011, 06:15 PM
Five pages of notes today and I still had to squeeze in one last important comment on the bottom of the first page! This class session was important, a really huge topic - edges.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2011/70184-3-19-2011-Class-15-Weekend-8-Session-1-page-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2011/70184-3-19-2011-Class-15-Weekend-8-Session-1-page-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2011/70184-3-19-2011-Class-15-Weekend-8-Session-1-page-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2011/70184-3-19-2011-Class-15-Weekend-8-Session-1-page-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2011/70184-3-19-2011-Class-15-Weekend-8-Session-1-page-5.jpg

robertsloan2
03-20-2011, 08:44 PM
9" x 12" watercolor paper sheet with watercolor experiments from the demo:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2011/70184-3-20-2011-Class-16-WC-Tests.jpg
Sorry it's so dark, problem with the lighting in my room. If I'd scanned half of it would vanish to white though.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2011/70184-3-20-2011-Class-16-Weekend-8-Session-2-page-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2011/70184-3-20-2011-Class-16-Weekend-8-Session-2-page-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2011/70184-3-20-2011-Class-16-Weekend-8-Session-2-page-3.jpg

Apologies if this is choppier and less complete than usual. I lost video most of the time and audio about 1/2 to 2/3 of the time today, sometimes I guessed at what Johannes would say based on other times I'd heard him say it.

Terry Krysak also took notes and thankfully messaged me with them, here they are!

Terry Krysak’s notes on March 20 “Edges” demo:

Robert, here are my notes that I took while you were away from the webcast, if you want to use them.

1. Wet the paper well
2. Wait for the shine to disappear (that is the sweet spot) Hold paper up to light to see the shine.
3. Load the brush with thick paint. Not watered down paint
4. Holding the brush upright, suck (squeeze out) the excess water from ferrule (with paper towel)
Pour the watercolor paint from the tube into plastic palette, create a mound like an ice burg, and let it dry overnight. This will give you thick paint.
You can also use a hair dryer if you put in too much water when mixing your pool of paint.
Two kinds of Watercolor Paper
1. Cold Press
2. Hot Press
3. Rough
Rough paper gives you more control over wet on wet, less control with Cold Press paper.
The Cold Press is more compressed, and the pigment is going to “swim” more, keeps going into a pool of water. Rough paper is better for Dry Brushing.
Rough Paper demo for dry brush.
1. Work with lost and found edge that has both hard and soft edges for a tree for example, this will bring your watercolor up a notch.
2. Wet spots on paper hit and miss, lost and found edges for the soft edges first
3. At this point verigate the colors, by doing separate pools of different colors, and by dipping brush into one color at a time and applying to paper, the colors mix on the paper.
4. To put in tree branches, use a 3/4” wide flat brush instead of a thin brush and “tap and drag” the brush to get the thickness of the branch.
5. You can also do a hairline effect with the same technique
6. This technique also works for oils and acrylics, and pastels (if you wet the pastels first)
If you don’t start with applying water first, you can dry brush on dry paper and wait a bit, and add water later on to soften the edges, by tilting the paper at a 45 degree angle.
Using a 3/4” brush paint the tree branches in and then using a liner brush hold it almost flat, with ferrule up towards top of page, and draw in thinner branches.
While this is still wet, with a 3/4” brush, drag clear water over the tree branches higher up in the tree, this softens the edges

B4painter
03-21-2011, 06:08 PM
Robert had problems with his reception this weekend so as I promised Robert here are my notes from Sat. and Sun. classes Week 8. Just a reminder to everyone that I am hard of hearing and I may not have everything 100% right. Hopefully Johannes will look over this and let us know if there are any errors or ommisions on my note taking! Also I am not a good picture drawing person nor spelling bee queen, when I'm hurrying along to keep up with all the things that Johannes is saying. (He talks as fast as he paints lol) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-d_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-e_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-a_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-b_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-c_001.jpg

B4painter
03-21-2011, 06:17 PM
next 5 pages
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-f_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-g_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-h_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-i_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-j_001.jpg

TerryKrysak
03-21-2011, 06:19 PM
At some point, Robert lost his connection with the Ustream broadcast. When that happened, I started taking notes, without any illustrations. I am a watercolorist, and I learned a bunch of new tricks. Here are my notes below.

1. Wet the paper well
2. Wait for the shine to disappear (that is the sweet spot) Hold paper up to light to see the shine.
3. Load the brush with thick paint. Not watered down paint
4. Holding the brush upright, suck (squeeze out) the excess water from ferrule (with paper towel)
Pour the watercolor paint from the tube into plastic palette, create a mound like an ice burg, and let it dry overnight. This will give you thick paint.
You can also use a hair dryer if you put in too much water when mixing your pool of paint.
Two kinds of Watercolor Paper
1. Cold Press
2. Hot Press
3. Rough
Rough paper gives you more control over wet on wet, less control with Cold Press paper.
The Cold Press is more compressed, and the pigment is going to “swim” more, keeps going into a pool of water. Rough paper is better for Dry Brushing.
Rough Paper demo for dry brush.
1. Work with lost and found edge that has both hard and soft edges for a tree for example, this will bring your watercolor up a notch.
2. Wet spots on paper hit and miss, lost and found edges for the soft edges first
3. At this point verigate the colors, by doing separate pools of different colors, and by dipping brush into one color at a time and applying to paper, the colors mix on the paper.
4. To put in tree branches, use a wide (3/4”) brush instead of a thin brush and “tap and drag” the brush to get the thickness of the branch.
5. You can also do a hairline effect with the same technique
6. This technique also works for oils and acrylics, and pastels (if you wet the pastels first)
If you don’t start with applying water first, you can dry brush on dry paper and wait a bit, and add water later on to soften the edges, by tilting the paper at a 45 degree angle.
Using a 3” brush paint the tree branches in and then using a liner brush hold it almost flat, with ferrule up towards top of page, and draw in thinner branches.
While this is still wet, with a 3” brush, drag clear water over the tree branches higher up in the tree, this softens the edges

B4painter
03-21-2011, 06:20 PM
next 5 pages
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-k_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-l_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-m_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-n_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-o_001.jpg

B4painter
03-21-2011, 06:22 PM
next 5 pages
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-p_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-q_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-r1_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-r2_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-r3_001.jpg

B4painter
03-21-2011, 06:25 PM
next 5 pages
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-s1_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-s2_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-t1_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-t2_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-t3_001.jpg

B4painter
03-21-2011, 06:28 PM
Last ones
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-t3_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-t4_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-u_001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2011/68215-v_001.jpg
Thats all for now folks!

robertsloan2
03-21-2011, 08:54 PM
Moderators, B4painter is helping me out - please keep these posts! This is gold! Thank you!

Johannes Instructor
03-21-2011, 09:51 PM
[quote=TerryKrysak
Using a 3” brush paint the tree branches in and then using a liner brush hold it almost flat, with ferrule up towards top of page, and draw in thinner branches.
While this is still wet, with a 3” brush, drag clear water over the tree branches higher up in the tree, this softens the edges[/quote]
I use a 3/4 inch brush to tap in the branches unless I paint on full sizr paper. I just used the larger one once just to get it done faster.

robertsloan2
03-26-2011, 06:24 PM
Thanks for clarifying the brush size in Terry Krysak's notes, Johannes.

Five pages today - another intense, informative class!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2011/70184-3-26-2011-Class-17-Weekend-9-Session-1-page-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2011/70184-3-26-2011-Class-17-Weekend-9-Session-1-page-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2011/70184-3-26-2011-Class-17-Weekend-9-Session-1-page-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2011/70184-3-26-2011-Class-17-Weekend-9-Session-1-page-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2011/70184-3-26-2011-Class-17-Weekend-9-Session-1-page-5.jpg

robertsloan2
03-27-2011, 06:24 PM
Whoops, uploader not working so I'll attach my notes. Six pages today. I'll need to post twice!

robertsloan2
03-27-2011, 06:26 PM
Second batch for Class 18:

robertsloan2
04-02-2011, 06:13 PM
Reviews of everyone's "Trees" homework, then "Do's and Don'ts." I think I managed to get all of them in, bulleted in red. Did not have time to sketch each one but they're all written out!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2011/70184-4-2-2011-Class-19-Saturday-Page-1-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2011/70184-4-2-2011-Class-19-Saturday-Page-2-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2011/70184-4-2-2011-Class-19-Saturday-Page-3-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2011/70184-4-2-2011-Class-19-Saturday-Page-4-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2011/70184-4-2-2011-Class-19-Saturday-Page-5-of-5.jpg

robertsloan2
04-03-2011, 06:16 PM
Four pages of class notes, a little tough today since my right shoulder and wrist started to go out halfway through. But I did it. Bless those brush pens. And that comment by Johannes when he said it was better if your hands shake a bit! My hands were actually shaking when he said that, at least my right hand was.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2011/70184-4-3-2011-Class-20-Sunday-Page-1-of-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2011/70184-4-3-2011-Class-20-Sunday-Page-2-of-4.jpg
I did some lightening by scumbling with an Antique White Inktense Block over the pen sketching and that helped a lot. It works to do that "scumble fog in" trick! At last, something does on ink sketching!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2011/70184-4-3-2011-Class-20-Sunday-Page-3-of-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2011/70184-4-3-2011-Class-20-Sunday-Page-4-of-4.jpg

robertsloan2
04-09-2011, 06:24 PM
Five pages today!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2011/70184-4-9-2011-Class-21-Saturday-Page-1-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2011/70184-4-9-2011-Class-21-Saturday-Page-2-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2011/70184-4-9-2011-Class-21-Saturday-Page-3-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2011/70184-4-9-2011-Class-21-Saturday-Page-4-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Apr-2011/70184-4-9-2011-Class-21-Saturday-Page-5-of-5.jpg

robertsloan2
04-10-2011, 06:17 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2011/70184-4-10-2011-Class-22-Saturday-Page-1-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2011/70184-4-10-2011-Class-22-Saturday-Page-2-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2011/70184-4-10-2011-Class-22-Saturday-Page-3-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2011/70184-4-10-2011-Class-22-Saturday-Page-4-of-5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2011/70184-4-10-2011-Class-22-Saturday-Page-5-of-5.jpg

robertsloan2
04-16-2011, 06:35 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-1-of-7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-2-of-7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-3-of-7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-4-of-7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-5-of-7.jpg

robertsloan2
04-16-2011, 06:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-6-of-7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2011/70184-4-16-2011-Class-23-Saturday-Page-7-of-7.jpg

robertsloan2
04-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Here is the link to the other forum I crossposted my notes to, in Art Journals forum. There, Analia has been converting them to PDF form and providing download links if you want to store them in PDF form. Scribd is a free service that she's using. Or you can just right click and Save As on each page, it's a JPG, and print them out for a binder.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872812

robertsloan2
04-17-2011, 08:52 PM
Whoops! Sorry about that moment of fibro fog. I scanned my notes and got distracted, then forgot to process them and post them. So I posted them on Facebook but posted them without resizing or increasing contrast - still legible but they're a bit brighter here!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2011/70184-4-17-2011-Class-24-Saturday-Page-1-of-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2011/70184-4-17-2011-Class-24-Saturday-Page-2-of-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2011/70184-4-17-2011-Class-24-Saturday-Page-3-of-6.jpg

3 more pages to come!

robertsloan2
04-17-2011, 08:54 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2011/70184-4-17-2011-Class-24-Saturday-Page-4-of-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2011/70184-4-17-2011-Class-24-Saturday-Page-5-of-6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2011/70184-4-17-2011-Class-24-Saturday-Page-6-of-6.jpg

robertsloan2
06-07-2011, 11:36 AM
Please do not post to this thread unless you are adding your OWN notes from "Essentials of Painting Buildings" by Johannes Vloothuis. I would appreciate seeing others' notes from the course too. I can't be the only one who takes notes!

This time since Johannes is sending out the entire PowerPoint presentation as a PDF, I focused mostly on things that weren't in the text of the slides. So my notes may be a bit shorter this time. I think my little thumbnails are improving though!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/70184-6-4-2011-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2011/70184-6-4-2011-Class-Notes-2.jpg

robertsloan2
06-11-2011, 05:06 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2011/70184-6-11-2011-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2011/70184-6-11-2011-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2011/70184-6-11-2011-Class-Notes-3.jpg

Lesson 2 notes! Thanks for a great lesson, Johannes!

robertsloan2
06-18-2011, 05:54 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2011/70184-6-18-2011-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2011/70184-6-18-2011-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2011/70184-6-18-2011-Class-Notes-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2011/70184-6-18-2011-Class-Notes-4.jpg

Thanks for another great class, Johannes! It was incredible.

robertsloan2
06-25-2011, 05:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2011/70184-6-25-2011-Class_Notes_Lesson_4_Buildings_-_1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2011/70184-6-25-2011-Class_Notes_Lesson_4_Buildings_-_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2011/70184-6-25-2011-Class_Notes_Lesson_4_Buildings_-_3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2011/70184-6-25-2011-Class_Notes_Lesson_4_Buildings_-_4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2011/70184-6-25-2011-Class_Notes_Lesson_4_Buildings_-_5.jpg

Johannes, thank you for a glorious demo and a fantastic finish to the course! Please also thank Kenneth for that wonderful presentation on Sargent. I'm thrilled, I understand this on another level now and can continue loosening up!

robertsloan2
08-12-2011, 11:02 PM
Here we go! Sorry my notes are so late but I was offline Saturday and didn't get my new scanner-printer set up till yesterday. I watched the streaming video and here are my notes. Class was wonderful!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2011/70184-8-12-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-6-Page-1.jpg
Page 1 on the bottom of the last page from the last class...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2011/70184-8-12-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-6-Page-2.jpg
Page 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2011/70184-8-12-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-6-Page-3.jpg
Page 3

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2011/70184-8-12-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-6-Page-4.jpg
Page 4

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Aug-2011/70184-8-12-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-6-Page-5.jpg
Page 5

I'm still getting used to my new scanner. I love the quality but it does strange things like turning documents into PDF files instead of JPG files - weird! But I was able to re-transform it in Gimp afterwards.

Enjoy! I will keep up my notes one way or the other but next week's notes will also be delayed because I have someone coming in from out of town during class tomorrow.

robertsloan2
08-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Three pages of notes from Saturday!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2011/70184-8-13-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-13-Page-1.jpg
Page 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2011/70184-8-13-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-13-Page-2.jpg
Page 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2011/70184-8-13-2011-Class-Notes-JV-Mountains-Aug-13-Page-3.jpg

There we go! I missed a little of it but not much.

robertsloan2
08-20-2011, 05:44 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2011/70184-8-20-2011-Class-Notes-1.jpg
Page 1
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2011/70184-8-20-2011-Class-Notes-2.jpg
Page 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2011/70184-8-20-2011-Class-Notes-3.jpg
Page 3

Sorry my printing isn't as clear today. I couldn't sleep last night from the pain and my hands were shaking, also vision got blurry. I'll probably feel better next weekend. All the stuff is catching up to me.

Made it to class though! Wonderful lesson and demo. I love the demo painting.

robertsloan2
10-15-2011, 06:05 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/70184-10-15-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-1.jpg
Page 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/70184-10-15-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-2.jpg
Page 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/70184-10-15-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-3.jpg
Page 3

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/70184-10-15-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-4.jpg
Page 4

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/70184-10-15-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-5.jpg
Page 5

Colorful notes today! I had my Secondary set of Tombow brush tip pens out today along with the Grays so had plenty of colors. I didn't use the bright yellow at all, just the yellow-orange.

robertsloan2
10-22-2011, 09:44 PM
Three more pages for today. I missed most of the homework analysis but I got everything from the demo. Next week I hope I can sleep on Saturday night!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/70184-10-22-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/70184-10-22-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/70184-10-22-2011-JV-Trees-Notes-3.jpg

robertsloan2
10-29-2011, 09:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2011/70184-10-29-2011-Demo-from-JV-class-3-notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Oct-2011/70184-10-29-2011-Demo-from-JV-class-3-notes-2.jpg

I took notes in the first half of the class, homework review. I didn't take notes on the video because today I painted along with Johannes. Enjoy - and please, folks, start taking some notes too.

It helps me remember this stuff when I write it down and if I illustrate the notes with little brush pen sketches, it really improves my grasp of abstract shapes. I get more practice with these hundreds of pen doodles than I would from sitting down to practice and drawing or painting them larger, that's why my forms are getting so good.

Give it a try! My schedule may not allow me to continue attending rather than viewing the classes on streaming when I start working on Saturdays. So head's up - please start taking notes! The only thing I regret about sharing mine is that it seems to have discouraged others from note taking rather than set a good example.

robertsloan2
11-05-2011, 07:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/70184-11-05-2011-JV-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/70184-11-05-2011-JV-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/70184-11-05-2011-JV-Class-Notes-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/70184-11-05-2011-JV-Class-Notes-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2011/70184-11-05-2011-JV-Class-Notes-5.jpg

robertsloan2
11-12-2011, 07:26 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2011/70184-11-12-2011-JV-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2011/70184-11-12-2011-JV-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2011/70184-11-12-2011-JV-Class-Notes-3.jpg

Great demo today!

*Deirdre*
11-15-2011, 02:46 AM
Rosemarie you should be able to post your pdf notes as a pdf using the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS menu. Just post it as a reply to this thread as you have permission.

Rosemarie
11-15-2011, 02:56 AM
Hi friends!
I took the time to make notes on the watercolour demo Johannes held. I think it is about 50 nuggets!!
Thanks for helping me upload this, Deirdre!

robertsloan2
11-19-2011, 06:48 PM
Notes from the last "Trees" class here!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/70184-11-19-2011-JV-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/70184-11-19-2011-JV-Notes-2.jpg
Yeah, I sketched my cat during the break. He was cute and laying out in the middle of the room.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/70184-11-19-2011-JV-Notes-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/70184-11-19-2011-JV-Notes-4.jpg

I'll be there for the next class too!

robertsloan2
12-05-2011, 04:53 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2011/70184-12-04-2011-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2011/70184-12-04-2011-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2011/70184-12-04-2011-Class-Notes-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2011/70184-12-04-2011-Class-Notes-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Dec-2011/70184-12-04-2011-Class-Notes-5.jpg

Sorry these are a day late, I didn't have the energy to scan them on Saturday after everything. But they're up now! Enjoy!

robertsloan2
12-10-2011, 07:23 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2011/70184-12-10-2011-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2011/70184-12-10-2011-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Dec-2011/70184-12-10-2011-Class-Notes-3.jpg

robertsloan2
01-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Notes from Saturday, January 14th, 2012:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/70184-1-14-2012-Class-Notes-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/70184-1-14-2012-Class-Notes-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/70184-1-14-2012-Class-Notes-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/70184-1-14-2012-Class-Notes-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/70184-1-14-2012-Class-Notes-5.jpg

Yes, page 3 does include a tiny contour sketch of Ari at the top. I did it while Johannes was elaborating on something I'd already written down. It only took 30 seconds, you're not losing vital content to my cat sketching addiction. I do think that he forms beautiful abstract shapes when he's sleeping - never symmetrical, never geometric or featureless except from behind in Donut Position with his head tucked down, tail in and paws tucked in. Usually at least an ear comes out as a protrusion if not more cat bits.

robertsloan2
01-21-2012, 05:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/70184-1-21-2012-Class-JV-Skies-Lesson-2-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/70184-1-21-2012-Class-JV-Skies-Lesson-2-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/70184-1-21-2012-Class-JV-Skies-Lesson-2-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/70184-1-21-2012-Class-JV-Skies-Lesson-2-4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/70184-1-21-2012-Class-JV-Skies-Lesson-2-5.jpg

I really had to laugh out loud at the "Pieces of Toast" - I can't count the number of times I've spotted that shape in paintings. Usually on an angle too where it's not obvious and I thought I was doing so well at an abstraction. If a symmetrical shape is at an angle, it's still symmetrical and not as beautiful as an actual asymmetrical abstraction. Take a bite or two out of the toast when you see it anywhere in your paintings!

robertsloan2
01-28-2012, 05:00 PM
During class, Johannes asked me to provide some materials information on Pan Pastels in the chat room on Justin TV. At request of some chatters I've included some of my observations on Pan Pastels, fixatives and pastels surfaces in my notes. So these are not 100% Johannes this time but still relevant on topic.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2012/70184-1-28-2012-class-notes-skies-1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2012/70184-1-28-2012-class-notes-skies-2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2012/70184-1-28-2012-class-notes-skies-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2012/70184-1-28-2012-class-notes-skies-4.jpg

Yorky
02-02-2012, 04:06 AM
Sadly, Robert is unable to continue posting notes of the webinars.

Doug