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sherrysherman
10-15-2011, 04:05 PM
Just saving you a little work by starting the thread, Johannes.

Upload a cropped portion of a painting (or a photo if you have no paintings) that shows a nice abstract tree or trees based on what we've been shown today. (Don't upload the entire painting, just the tree or trees you want Johannes to look at.)

dljaques
10-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Thank you Sherry.

Dixie

harospro
10-15-2011, 04:47 PM
Where do we upload it to?

Rosita

Amandine
10-15-2011, 04:56 PM
Where do we upload it to?

Rosita

Right in this thread, Rosita.

robertsloan2
10-15-2011, 05:20 PM
Background clump of trees from my recent Hay Bales pastel painting. Enlarged, shrink wrapped with a line down the center to see if it's symmetrical.

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

Red lines contrasted better with the dark colors than black ones would have. I hope this is what you meant in the homework description. I added the "shrink wrap" so it would be easier to distinguish the tree from the bit of hill behind it, although in the actual painting I let that become an optically soft edge to push that row of trees back.

Amandine
10-15-2011, 05:44 PM
what about this tree, Jo ? well, those trees, if fact ; there's a baby one.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/661062-F1010021-2.jpg

leaning to the right and having quite an abstract shape ... well, in my opinion.

robertsloan2
10-15-2011, 06:08 PM
It looks asymmetrical to me, Amandine. If I hold up an index card to the screen to get a vertical line down the middle and block half of it, it's a whole lot bigger to the right than to the left. Cool shape.

harospro
10-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Hi, I've been trying to upload an image but it always fails. It's in JPG format. What am I doing wrong?

Rosita

jillmc3
10-15-2011, 07:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Oct-2011/153055-Oregon-coast-tree1.jpg
Looked through a lot of photos before finding an asymmetrical tree - surprising how many are symmetrical! Thanks, Johannes, for another great class.

jillmc3
10-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Hi, I've been trying to upload an image but it always fails. It's in JPG format. What am I doing wrong?

Rosita

Rosita, it may be too large. There's a limit of 800x800 pixels, not sure how many bytes are allowed.

harospro
10-15-2011, 07:57 PM
I cropped it down to the pixels allowed and the bytes but it still won't upload.

Sandra39
10-15-2011, 08:59 PM
Rosita;
I usually scroll down to "Attach files-Manage Attachment". That seems to work better.

Sandi C.

alisajo1
10-15-2011, 08:59 PM
Yikes - I am going to have to go through some photos - unless - can I upload naked trees? We had major wind the last two days and there are very few trees with leaves left. Oh and all my paintings so far have been treeless….

Alisa

Pinklady219
10-15-2011, 09:39 PM
:wave: I think this one will suffice!!:crossfingers:

Johannes Instructor
10-15-2011, 11:44 PM
:wave: I think this one will suffice!!:crossfingers:
Ooops I should've been clearer. I wanted them to be decidous trees. Don't send pine trees for the time being.

Susan Peltonen
10-16-2011, 03:11 AM
Jo, here is a couple photos I took of trees that look asymmetrical to me.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/153022-tree1.JPGhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/153022-tree2.JPG

*Deirdre*
10-16-2011, 05:52 AM
Hi, I've been trying to upload an image but it always fails. It's in JPG format. What am I doing wrong?

Rosita
Rosita...the uploaders have been a bit flakey for some areas lately...it's often a question of just trying again...just in case it is your method...click on the UPLOAD IMAGES link in my signature...that tells you all the ways of uploading pictures.

Rosemarie
10-16-2011, 08:26 AM
It was very difficult to find any deciduous trees among my photos. They are mostly part of the background or cropped masses. So I found one of my rare depiction of trees, a sketch from this summers vacation in Germany. Sketched on location and painted later back at home.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/2623-Sketch_Trier_2011001.jpg

LadyMadonna
10-16-2011, 08:48 AM
I was trying to paint an autumn birch tree where the wind was high and the leaves falling...it was plein air.

raxu
10-16-2011, 08:56 AM
Lucky me: I took the landscape classes earlier this year :cat:

This is one of my trees from last week, cropped from a painting

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_2670det.jpg

Well, I guess still too many sky holes, yet that is another question...

jillmc3
10-16-2011, 09:04 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/153055-homework-tree-1.1jpg

alisajo1
10-16-2011, 09:13 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/979307-asymetricaltree.jpg Here is a tree from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

*Deirdre*
10-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Alisa Jo...the reason you couldn't upload at first was because you only posted twice before...new members must post at least two text only messages before being given upload pictures permission...this hopefully deters spammers!:D

jmcedeno
10-16-2011, 12:49 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/159973-Autumn1.jpg
I'm not quite sure that this is what Johannes asked us to do for the homework assignment for the Tree Class. I did this watercolor a while back, way before taking Jo's classes. I can see melodic lines, abstract shapes, color variegation, asymmetry. On the downside I see problem with edges, values 8, 9, and even 10, the background is lacking atmospheric perspective, the tree itself looks flat. How is that for self critique? I'm sure Johannes will find a lot more to say, I'll keep eyes and ears wide open next Saturday.

arp8nter
10-16-2011, 01:59 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/79422-Mar_2011_483_-_Copy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/79422-Mar_2011_462_-_Copy2.jpg

I found photos of a single tree and a group for your critique. Love your classes, Johannes!

rib00
10-16-2011, 02:25 PM
Hi, I've been trying to upload an image but it always fails. It's in JPG format. What am I doing wrong?

Rosita

Watch the size of your photo. I seem to remember that images can't be greater than 800 pixels across. Look carefully at the upload window after your upload fails for a warning at the top saying you have resize your photo.

vac911
10-16-2011, 04:15 PM
This is the tree as I originally painted it. I think it is too round.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/102972-tree_is_symetrical.jpg


Here, I photo shopped it into a more abstract shape... I think.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/102972-tree_photoshopped_better_design.jpg

Fiestyone
10-16-2011, 04:38 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/952791-tree_painting_by_Jan.jpg My only tree painting from the 5 paintings I have done since taking painting up 10 months ago. Not quite what was wanted for homework but I wanted to participate and see if I can get it to upload.

Sallyabc
10-16-2011, 07:11 PM
Selma homework for first class taken from a mountain picture the tree is in the foreground,

spudsmom
10-16-2011, 08:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/895452-Gettysburg-17_tree.jpg

Here is a picture of an interesting tree from Gettysburg National Park. I think I would adjust the top of the tree because the two top sides look a bit symmetrical. Looking at it from side to side it looks pretty interesting.

Sherri

spudsmom
10-16-2011, 08:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/895452-P8080247.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/895452-P8080252.jpg

Since we are talking trees during this class, I thought I would share these trees with you. They were on the property of Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts when my oldest daughter got married. I don't know the artist's name but the exhibit included 9 different tree people - some of them were 30 feet high.

Unique but a bit symmetrical for Jo's tree rules.:wink2:

Enjoy,

Sherri

harospro
10-16-2011, 09:39 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Oct-2011/210339-stone_mountain_resized.jpg This is a photo of a tree I took atop Stone Mountain, GA. I thought it looked very interesting in its shape. I hope to paint it after these lessons.

Pinklady219
10-16-2011, 10:04 PM
I'll need to save that pine tree then!! LOL Here is another look at asymetricallity!!;) ;)

HazelP
10-17-2011, 02:27 AM
Here are trees I painted before this class started.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/915542-P1010989.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/915542-P1010996.jpg

Pinklady219
10-17-2011, 08:30 AM
Another submission done while decorating for Halloween.:eek:

Johannes Instructor
10-17-2011, 09:06 AM
I will address your homework in class next Saturday.

harospro
10-17-2011, 09:13 AM
Johannes

I missed the second lesson. Are there any class notes or handouts? I'm sure there are other students who would like to have them also.

jennifervs
10-17-2011, 11:28 AM
When I was biking Sunday afternoon, I looked at trees - and they are almost ALL symetrical, ovalor round!!!!! Hard to find one to photo...

Amandine
10-17-2011, 12:18 PM
Johannes

I missed the second lesson. Are there any class notes or handouts? I'm sure there are other students who would like to have them also.

Last Saturday was the first class.
For notes, check those from Robert in his own thread. They are full of information. And, it'll be possible to access the power point presentation in a pdf file thru a link you'll get in an e-mail in the following days.

pacificNW
10-17-2011, 01:25 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/49552-trees_homework_1.jpg

The heaviness of the branches switches from side to side on this evergreen.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/49552-trees_homework_2.jpg

Here's a Monet. He did nice trees.

Obion
10-17-2011, 02:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/42526-Art_class_Tree_15_Oct_2.jpg

Olive Tree

Obion
10-17-2011, 02:50 PM
Hi Johannes, love your classes. Sorry I have to miss next class 22 Oct as our sons shouted Jim and I a trip up to the 'Finals Rugby World Cup' this weekend, watching the All Blacks v France at Auckland, NZ 'Go All Blacks'
Hope there will be heaps of notes please. Back the following week.

Cheers Barbara

beart
10-17-2011, 03:17 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/88528-class_on_trees.jpg I don't know if this is right but we were talking about masses so I thought it would do.

Sandra39
10-17-2011, 04:43 PM
Dear Johannes:
This is my tree I drew a line in the middle to show the asymmetry of the two sides.
Then I drew another line in yellow to elongate the tree into almost an oval shape, not quite but close to it. Hope it's o.k.

The tree photo came from Wetcanvas RIL by Perel (Retha) of S Africa. So maybe it's an African tree.

Sandi C.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/228319-img092-2.jpg

Moyer
10-18-2011, 09:02 AM
Here are trees I painted before this class started.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/915542-P1010989.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2011/915542-P1010996.jpg
Is this a Richard Robison project on your first submission. If so good job.

raxu
10-18-2011, 10:20 AM
Johannes, you already know these from the critics corner, yet I post them once again as abstract shapes...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_2672det2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_2708det.jpg

kittierue
10-18-2011, 01:46 PM
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lonelm
10-18-2011, 08:43 PM
Boy this was harder than I thought. Most of the deciduous trees around here have lost most of their leaves and are in Halloween skeleton mode. I had to dig through old photos to find one that I thought fit the bill.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2011/212898-tree.jpg

kittierue
10-18-2011, 11:21 PM
Oh, how sad! Ours are just starting to turn color and I'm seeing a dusting of leaves on the ground. We were in the low 80's today. Cooling trend on the way. Okay, I'll leave it alone now. :wave:

Boy this was harder than I thought. Most of the deciduous trees around here have lost most of their leaves and are in Halloween skeleton mode. I had to dig through old photos to find one that I thought fit the bill.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2011/212898-tree.jpg

tuzigoot
10-19-2011, 07:51 PM
Am doing a few studies of these guys - stay tuned!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/959270-trees_4.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/959270-trees_9.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/959270-trees_3.jpg

HazelP
10-19-2011, 08:20 PM
I love all three pics Linda - would love to see them painted!

tuzigoot
10-19-2011, 09:18 PM
I forgot to add that all three photos are from the RIL - thanks to the donors!

R Leon
10-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Here is my painting. I tried to shape it asymmetrically and show depth but I keep getting blobby when I do that. I am including the photo that I used, one that I took along California's Highway 280 on the way to Redwood Cityhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/120760-olive_tree_1.jpg .http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/120760-tree_shape_homework_one.JPG

R Leon
10-19-2011, 10:46 PM
After the discussion Saturday about how to paint palm trees asymmetrically, I noticed these palm trees across from a shopping mall. I must have seen these trees dozens of times but never noticed them before. I did this time because they are naturally asymmetrical!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/120760-IMG00246.jpg

tuzigoot
10-20-2011, 02:00 PM
Am doing a few studies of these guys - stay tuned!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2011/959270-Tree_3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/959270-trees_4.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2011/959270-Tree_1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2011/959270-trees_3.jpg

These were done in a class - the smaller one in about 10 minutes using up what paint I had left. The tall guy took longer - about 1/2 hour to do most of it - then I couldn't resist picking at it when I got home. I have a couple more (oh goody!) but the uploader is acting up. Oh - 9x12 oil on gessoed wc paper.

sherrysherman
10-20-2011, 06:40 PM
Feeling a little nervous/uncertain about posting this - not the deciduous or evergreens we've spent time on. We were talking last week about palm trees and how to make them NOT circular. Here's a painting I did last year, then earlier this year added additional variegation in the distant hills and some in the BG palms .... but the main player here is the big palm and its pals in the foreground left. I got kind of lucky that it's not perfectly symmetrical.

Comments, suggestions for improving this painting are welcome. Since it's not framed and in fact is still taped to a board, I can of course make changes. Until it's framed, all my pastels remain WIPs. Just about forever. :)

I think it's about 12.5x18 on ArtSpectrum.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2011/616112-windwardwelcome800.jpg

elisamaria
10-21-2011, 08:23 AM
So happy joining your classes again. Love them! This is a cropped pastel painting with some deciduous trees. Happy for critique and comments.
Elisabeth
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2011/735472-P1060286.JPG

rib00
10-21-2011, 09:23 AM
Here's my assignment for the first class on tress, an attempt at a fall scene.

Alta Imp
10-21-2011, 09:44 AM
I like this tree but would sway the trunk to the left when painting it.

Scotkatidid
10-21-2011, 01:16 PM
I hope this one is considered asymmetrical Johannes...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2011/174208-Courtland_Ave.JPG

Colorix
10-21-2011, 03:56 PM
I've searched for good trees all summer, and came up with one (1) that was fairly asymmetrical and fairly pleasing to the eye. (There are plenty of lollipops-onna-stick, perfect cones, perfect balloons, and perfectly symmetrical ones, romboids, and spooky freaky halloween trees, though.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Oct-2011/117343-J-Abstr-Tree-outline.jpg

Hope I can make it to the class, as I have an opening. So glad for the streaming.

sapphirelynn
10-22-2011, 03:03 AM
It is not easy to find asymmetrical trees but this is one that I pass everyday on my way to work. It's been raining so I would like to photo it again in the sunshine before all the leaves fall off.:crossfingers: Lynnhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/122205-P1010754.JPG

raxu
10-22-2011, 03:53 AM
here some more I found in my collection

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_0820.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_0816.jpg

the above are apple trees with mistels, a bit spooky at first sight

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_5028m.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/171274-m_IMG_5049m.jpg

some of these fall into the halloween category, I guess... hope some of these are qualified for painting winter trees...

Laurie W.
10-22-2011, 09:07 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/58672-Tree_for_painting_class.jpg
Hoping this is the right thread to post tree homework. I originally posted this on the wet canvas discussion forum. It's my attempt at a live oak tree.

Amandine
10-22-2011, 10:01 AM
... before all the leaves fall off.:crossfingers: Lynn

Lucky you are, Lynn. Here, in Eastern Townships, QC, we now have mostly (90 %) bare trees except for evergreens. :crying:

distantriver
10-22-2011, 10:07 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/92046-Winter_Weather__email.jpg

This is detail from a painting "Winter Weather". Orchards grow strange and assymetrically in our area.

raxu
10-22-2011, 11:22 AM
One more, autumn birch tree


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/171274-m_P1040679det.jpg

HazelP
10-22-2011, 11:50 AM
On walking through the centre of our city of Palmerston North, New Zealand one day, I was struck with the unusual shape of this tree so pulled my camera out of my bag where it lives and took this shot.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/915542-P1000525small.jpg

Mustbenuts
10-22-2011, 12:04 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/107653-Homework_Trees_1.jpg

A quick study trying to keep in mind, oval shape, asymmetry, and abstract negative space.

Love these classes and thank you for outstanding sessions.

Dharma_bum
10-22-2011, 12:57 PM
I found these on a walkabout in my neighborhood.

Locust
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/41430-P1030777.jpg

Elm:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2011/41430-P1030790.jpg

Dan

painterted
10-23-2011, 10:09 AM
I'm so aware now of asymmetrical trees, thanks Johannes.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Oct-2011/909312-PA020007_2.jpg

Johannes Instructor
10-23-2011, 10:21 AM
I'm so aware now of asymmetrical trees, thanks Johannes.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Oct-2011/909312-PA020007_2.jpg
Ted you know I like your work. Try to leave larger foliage clumps. Try not to overlap paint on top of a highlight rather work under the foliage clumps. The eye wants big shapes to process the information. I definitely am seeing your thinking front to back. Such simple composition like this, yet the painting has very good recession.

painterted
10-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Thanks Johannes, for the critique, I like the tips.


ted

xli
10-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Is there anyone here attended yesterday's workshop Oct. 22? Did you have any problems? I lost my connection after the break and the website said the webinar is closed. I tried to re-login and the message said: you are connected and waiting for sponsor. But I could not get back on the rest of the afternoon.
I went to "http://www.artistsnetwork.com/uncategorized/essentials-of-painting-mountains-wetcanvas-live-with-johannes-vloothuis" trying to watch the recorded one today and found out the site was moved and no longer available.
Is anybody else has the same problem? Johannes Please help!!

*Deirdre*
10-23-2011, 11:50 AM
As you now know, it was the wrong url...and the webinar had shut down once we moved over.

Johannes Instructor
10-23-2011, 11:51 AM
Is there anyone here attended yesterday's workshop Oct. 22? Did you have any problems? I lost my connection after the break and the website said the webinar is closed. I tried to re-login and the message said: you are connected and waiting for sponsor. But I could not get back on the rest of the afternoon.
I went to "http://www.artistsnetwork.com/uncategorized/essentials-of-painting-mountains-wetcanvas-live-with-johannes-vloothuis" trying to watch the recorded one today and found out the site was moved and no longer available.
Is anybody else has the same problem? Johannes Please help!!
Your link is not the tree course. It is of the mountain course which was given months ago. Send me an email and I will give you the correct link to watch the streaming recording from the tree course.
[email protected]

xli
10-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Your link is not the tree course. It is of the mountain course which was given months ago. Send me an email and I will give you the correct link to watch the streaming recording from the tree course.
[email protected]

Hi Mr. Johannes, Thank you for answering my question. I am sure my link is not for the mountain course because I just signed up last week and have watched the first class of the tree course. I have been told about your lessens only last week so I don't know anything about the mountain course. I have been getting the email information about the tree course only never any mountain courses. Bellow is the message I received with the email reminding the tree courses on Oct. 22.


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