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sherrysherman
08-13-2011, 03:32 PM
this week try painting just some small partials of mountains. Don't need to do a full-blown painting.

LadyMadonna
08-14-2011, 09:22 AM
I have chosen to rework the same painting following the class yesterday. I endeavoured to make both sides of the painting different from the other and rework the values.
I tried not to make the snow 'white' and added a moody look to it.
I hope.

painterted
08-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Great course Sat. Johannes. I'm real happy how this mountain turned out.

ted


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2011/909312-P8130001.jpg

Johannes Instructor
08-14-2011, 07:42 PM
I have chosen to rework the same painting following the class yesterday. I endeavoured to make both sides of the painting different from the other and rework the values.
I tried not to make the snow 'white' and added a moody look to it.
I hope.
If you define the right side more by incorporating sharp edges it will help bring focus to the painting and send the trees on the left backwards.

Johannes Instructor
08-14-2011, 07:46 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2011/135220-mountain_ted.jpg Great course Sat. Johannes. I'm real happy how this mountain turned out.

ted



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2011/909312-P8130001.jpg
If that mountain is to appear in a background I would place those trees wet on wet. Remember viewers do not like jagged edges. Also glaze this mountain with cobalt blue right out of the tube and submit it again. You will be happier with it. See example above.

tuzigoot
08-14-2011, 08:20 PM
From RIL of Owen's Valley. Close up not working too well on this....I'm liking it much better from a few feet back.

Read946
08-14-2011, 10:43 PM
sorry to bother .. but is there a problem with the uploader today? I have not had trouble before so I thought I'd just try to do a quick post. thanks

tuzigoot
08-14-2011, 11:12 PM
didn't have any problems earlier..

Johannes Instructor
08-14-2011, 11:52 PM
From RIL of Owen's Valley. Close up not working too well on this....I'm liking it much better from a few feet back.
The mountain shape is definitely working. I would add burnt sienna to the shadow side though to help harmonize and tone the blue down.

painterted
08-15-2011, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the help on my mountain painting. I tried giving the mountain a wash of cobalt, but it didn't workout that great. So I'm going to paint another.

ted

nougat
08-15-2011, 12:29 PM
wow you are quick workers!!!

maybe tomorrow....

Read946
08-15-2011, 12:44 PM
Hi Everyone

I am just posting the upper part of this painting as I am struggling as usual with values (still after all the classes I took with you Joe.)sigh. I am trying to find my own style, and this "Essentials of mountains" came at a good time.. I am painting without a reference as I started out with one but lost it along the way. No matter as I am trying to find others that I can pull from.
I will work on the lower portion later on today, but it is a challenge. The left mountain continues to morph into a large tiangle at the bottom and I am having issues trying to make it look 3D... I may post another photo later and ask for help in that area.
cheers everyone!

Val Enders

Johannes Instructor
08-16-2011, 12:55 PM
Hi Everyone

I am just posting the upper part of this painting as I am struggling as usual with values (still after all the classes I took with you Joe.)sigh. I am trying to find my own style, and this "Essentials of mountains" came at a good time.. I am painting without a reference as I started out with one but lost it along the way. No matter as I am trying to find others that I can pull from.
I will work on the lower portion later on today, but it is a challenge. The left mountain continues to morph into a large tiangle at the bottom and I am having issues trying to make it look 3D... I may post another photo later and ask for help in that area.
cheers everyone!

Val Enders
The color is nice in thise mountains. I would just create snow patch abstract shapes that are well defined.

jeanetteg
08-16-2011, 03:17 PM
I'm sorry to be so dense about using the computer but will someone please explain to me how to up load the homework. I have no clue. Jeanette

Sandra39
08-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Dear Johannes:
This is my mountain that was done in watercolor on 11"X15" 140 lbs. paper. I swear that I don't know what I am doing. It's supposed to be a volcanic lava mountain but it turned out to be looking like Rocky Mountain with all the stone slabs. Maybe because I have lived in the Rocky Mountain area for over thirty years. I know I should have the lost and found edges on the mountain top but it's too late now.
Will complete the whole painting later if this pass the test. I will be out of town and will miss next Saturday class but the grand kids are beckoning. Will be viewing the Stream when I come back.
Thanks so much for reviewing it.

Sandi C.
I painted the snow in shadows light blue but it doesn't show. the snow on our right is supposed to be in the sun.

nougat
08-17-2011, 07:40 AM
JEANETTE- i've sent you a pm :)

Johannes Instructor
08-17-2011, 10:57 AM
All homework will be revised in the live class.

jeanetteg
08-17-2011, 02:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2011/922012-img005.jpg

jeanetteg
08-17-2011, 02:34 PM
I did this last year. It is of an old logging landing on the Olympic Peninsula here in Wa. I'm not too thrilled with the forground and would do it different next time. Jeanette

mlgk
08-17-2011, 06:12 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2011/161785-Morane-Mt.jpg

painterted
08-17-2011, 06:52 PM
Seeing how I wrecked my other mountain painting I painted another.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Aug-2011/909312-P8160002-1.jpg

Moyer
08-18-2011, 03:48 PM
String Lake, this mountain is a real challenge.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2011/187408-string_lake1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2011/187408-string_lake.jpg

valh
08-18-2011, 11:19 PM
A rework of last weeks effort (post #28 in Mountain Homework Week 1)
As there was no critique last week, I wasn't sure in what direction to go.
So I grew the mountain and messed around with the water etc.
The painting is SO much nicer than this photo. . . (despite trying new
methods of photographing a painting) The mountain is quite prominent, and
all that warm yellow color is much more muted in the actual painting.
Cheers
Val

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2011/40174-IMG_7913_2.JPG

nougat
08-19-2011, 08:42 AM
OMG!!!

this is taking me way longer than i thought... i hope i can finish in time to be included in the critique....

nougat
08-19-2011, 12:37 PM
and here is my homework finally.
the first mountain i've ever painted...
its in acrylics...
it was very difficult - johannes you make things look deceptively easy!! - i don't know how many times i painted over it ....
quite bleh... but i appreciate any comments :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2011/15364-IMG_4390.jpg

Read946
08-19-2011, 01:27 PM
Hi Again all

Joe, I was wondering if on sat. you could critique this second version of my mountain effort. The left and right areas need more sculpting, but I started with the far trees to give me a change. I can take critisium so please take aim. Hit me with your best shot... as they say. I have an idea for the forground, but as you can see it is still under construction.. An ideas for this area would be appreciated as well...thanks for your devotion to helping others become better painters. It's much appreciated.
val Enders

the photo is showing a little darker that it actually is on the easel.

Mary54
08-19-2011, 05:54 PM
Here is my homework for week 2. I was unable to put snow on it. It just never looked right. Thanks in advance for your comments.

just having fun
08-19-2011, 06:09 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2011/794782-Art_Lessons_1_023.JPG Here is my home work, watercolor on 9X12 140lb cold press

tuzigoot
08-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Already knew the shadows were too blue, plus photo color balance was skewed. This is better, but still has a long way to go.

Alika
08-20-2011, 02:57 AM
Johannes, this is my work on the mountain. It is meant to be a somewhat distant aerial image. I am not quite sure what to do with the foreground on the left side. Also, would love your feedback and recommended changes. It is still a work in progress. I wish I could do them in just a few hours like you! Sorry about the glare on the image.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2011/951294-Mountain-Cmprsd.jpg

beart
08-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Sorry Jo, I worked on a just mountain and it looked more like rocks than mountains. I used a canvas sheet which is not like a real canvas. I think I will try again.
:lol:

NorthCarolinaStudent
08-20-2011, 11:50 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2011/774972-mountainandocean.jpg This is an oil painting, although it came off looking like a watercolor. Odd. Still in progess. Any help will be appreciated. Some of these mountains posted here are amazing (mine needs work).--Elisabeth

LLeone
08-20-2011, 05:25 PM
This one is late Jo as I'm not at home and it's difficult to get things done elsewhere. I've been working on this painting for a few weeks and am still not finished. Things I've noticed:
-the left part of the mountain is facing the sunrise and so should be much lighter than the right which is shadowed
-the foreground and mountain are very similar in colour, so I should darken (?) the foreground
-after watching today's class, I think I should do more carving into the bushes on the sides of the road
- the tree in the upper left needs to extend further to the left and some accents could be added to the bottom
-I can also see that some of the bushes are too 'ball shaped'

Johannes Instructor
08-21-2011, 11:33 AM
Lleone, I will work on this painting in photoshop and show the things you are talking about in the next class.

nougat
08-21-2011, 11:40 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2011/15364-IMG_4390.jpg[/QUOTE]

thank you for your comments during the lesson :)
i find it very difficult to simplify effectivelyand tend to put in too much detail or over-simplify, so i was really pleased that you liked my mountain.
i will work on the trees :)
thank you - your comments are very much appreciated :D

LLeone
08-27-2011, 01:40 AM
Lleone, I will work on this painting in photoshop and show the things you are talking about in the next class.

Here is the original picture Jo - in case you want to see it. I just found the original when I got back home.
Linda

Johannes Instructor
08-27-2011, 11:20 AM
Here is the original picture Jo - in case you want to see it. I just found the original when I got back home.
Linda
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