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sherrysherman
11-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Someone suggested a new thread to keep homework separate from last week's homework, so here it is.

I understand the Homework is the same as last week:
Create a small black and white vignette of at least 5 evergreen trees, pretty much clumped together.
- You can create by hand or by computer, e.g., gimp, Photoshop Elements.
- Pay attention to creating abstract shapes, both in the positive (tree) shape and the negative shapes (around and between the trees).
- No symmetries on trees or spaces;
- No clones;
- Trees should be different heights and widths;
- Neg spaces should be different widths and depths.
- Bottom line of the clump should be a melodic line.
I think that's basically it - if you watch J's review of homework from last week, you'll see he covers a lot of typical errors.

Sandra39
11-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Thanks Sherry, for being so good to us.

Sandi C.

Johannes Instructor
11-13-2011, 08:08 PM
Someone suggested a new thread to keep homework separate from last week's homework, so here it is.

I understand the Homework is the same as last week:
Create a small black and white vignette of at least 5 evergreen trees, pretty much clumped together.
- You can create by hand or by computer, e.g., gimp, Photoshop Elements.
- Pay attention to creating abstract shapes, both in the positive (tree) shape and the negative shapes (around and between the trees).
- No symmetries on trees or spaces;
- No clones;
- Trees should be different heights and widths;
- Neg spaces should be different widths and depths.
- Bottom line of the clump should be a melodic line.
I think that's basically it - if you watch J's review of homework from last week, you'll see he covers a lot of typical errors.
Let's add a kicker to this. Combine a grouping of evergreens with decidous trees all done in a solid black value. Have it start from the straight edge of the canvas or paper where the frame would go so you don't have to worry about both sides. Also use a white medium to negative paint out the trees to improve their design.

Pinklady219
11-13-2011, 10:19 PM
My deciduous trees are in the middle of the evergreens. Thank you Johannes.:) Carol

Amandine
11-14-2011, 12:31 PM
Let's add a kicker to this.
Always improving my english ... Had to check my dictionary for this word, how it could apply to painting. :confused: So, we'll play football with our trees ? :lol:

Combine a grouping of evergreens with decidous trees all done in a solid black value.
No matter of the number of evergreens and/or decidious ?? Or, still 5 evergreens ???

Fiestyone
11-14-2011, 02:59 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2011/952791-HW_5_w_dicidous_trees.jpg Here is last weeks submission with decidous trees added to it...Hope this is what you were looking for.
It is done in acrylics.

Janet

pastelmimigt
11-14-2011, 04:16 PM
Johannes,

I added a cypress tree with Spanish moss to a crop of my week4 group of evergreens. This is done in Gimp and I did use white to show some of the branches with moss. Is that OK? I know you said to do it all in black.

Michele

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2011/78182-Homework_Week_5_-_with_cypress_-_crop1.jpg

sherrysherman
11-14-2011, 06:50 PM
Johannes said, "Let's add a kicker to this" and Amandine responded:

Always improving my english ... Had to check my dictionary for this word, how it could apply to painting. :confused: So, we'll play football with our trees ? :lol:


LOL! Well, I guess football could work as well as chess as an analogy, except football players don't stand nice and still once a play starts, unlike chess pieces. A "kicker" would be an unexpected twist or turn of events or an extra clause, often negative or unpleasant, like in a contract.

Amandine
11-14-2011, 08:45 PM
A "kicker" would be an unexpected twist or turn of events or an extra clause, often negative or unpleasant, like in a contract.
Well ... I'll twist a tree or two and turn evergreens in decidious :lol: :lol:

Seriously, thanks for your explanation Sherry ; it helps me to understand this expression.

tennisqueen
11-14-2011, 11:50 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2011/88714-homework_week_5.jpgMy first attempt at this week's homework. :clap:

HazelP
11-15-2011, 06:02 PM
Here is my homework for week 5. I am learning so much in these great classes - thanks Jo for putting up with my stumbling (not kicker) efforts.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Nov-2011/915542-Homework2.jpg

Johannes Instructor
11-15-2011, 11:06 PM
Johannes,

I added a cypress tree with Spanish moss to a crop of my week4 group of evergreens. This is done in Gimp and I did use white to show some of the branches with moss. Is that OK? I know you said to do it all in black.

Michele

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Nov-2011/78182-Homework_Week_5_-_with_cypress_-_crop1.jpg
Sure we will talk about it next Saturday

susanc
11-16-2011, 12:10 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/1697-treesweek5_copy1.jpg

The kicker really got to me--I couldn't resist trying it out right away.

beart
11-16-2011, 01:40 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/88528-trees_5.jpg
I think I left too many open spots and one trunk seems like it is off ground. I didn't notice before.

Wetpaint0938
11-16-2011, 02:39 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/980416-lesson5_trees.jpg
Here is my trees for this lesson with deciduous trees and firs

pacificNW
11-16-2011, 02:51 PM
Put me in, Coach! Wait...which goal is ours, lol? :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/49552-Homework_III_Week_4.jpg

Johannes Instructor
11-16-2011, 04:54 PM
Put me in, Coach! Wait...which goal is ours, lol? :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/49552-Homework_III_Week_4.jpg

Oh Wow! Now that's what I am expecting!

HazelP
11-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Oh Wow! Now that's what I am expecting!

You scored a goal :clap:

pacificNW
11-16-2011, 06:56 PM
Awwwwww, HazelP, you are a sweetie-pie, thanks. One for the team...GO TEAM! :grouphug:

Wetpaint0938
11-16-2011, 11:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/980416-trees6.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/980416-trees___5.jpg Second try

kathart
11-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Any comments criticisms welcome, Fran
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2011/964116-HOMEWORK_WEEK_5_640x491.jpg

beart
11-17-2011, 02:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2011/88528-trees_5_edited-1.jpg Here I think I fixed it.:clap:

harospro
11-17-2011, 02:58 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2011/210339-Picture.jpg This is done in charcoal. I think trees is just not my thing. But I'm practicing and improving a little. I'm still doing the icon thing and not the shape thing to often.

Alta Imp
11-17-2011, 03:04 PM
Painted the trees then used digital program to cut in from negative space.

mfarns
11-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Best guess?
Mike Farnsworth
Aurora, CO
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2011/979309-trees.jpg

sherrysherman
11-17-2011, 11:37 PM
Gave me something to play with while "watching" the football game.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2011/616112-Trees_homework_week_5.jpg

Vida Evenson
11-18-2011, 02:51 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/979063-homework_5.jpg

This really WAS a "kicker" :lol: and a fun challenge.... See you all tomorrow:)

raxu
11-18-2011, 09:53 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/171274-m_IMG_2780.jpg

oops sorry, just read about the upgraded challenge... will come back soon!
As I am using watercolor, I cannot carve out with white, have to plan better.

raxu
11-18-2011, 10:36 AM
ok, here the next ones, I undesrtood there should be some trees with leaves integrated.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/171274-m_IMG_2785.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/171274-m_IMG_2784.jpg

Amandine
11-18-2011, 11:47 AM
There I go (oil on canvas paper) :

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/661062-semaine5.jpg

Not really satisfied with the result, though. :( Think I might do it again with decidious trees more abstract and leaning more to a side or another. Not easy to paint evergreens as a mass, specially in black only. Have to do it again and again and again and .......

lorimccall
11-18-2011, 02:20 PM
This was much more difficult than I thought it would be. I guess that's why I'm taking the class...

rib00
11-18-2011, 03:58 PM
Last assignment, welcome comments. Thanks for a great class.

Artglo
11-18-2011, 03:59 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/941462-Sillo_wet_canvasA.jpg

Sandra39
11-18-2011, 04:01 PM
Hi Johannes;
Here is my effort. Feeling like I am in kindergarten again: just Dib the paint and Dab it on paper. In this case I am using markers.
My observation from 30 plus yrs. living in Colorado, evergreens tend to grow in big group but I have a hard time making a mass of them.

Sandi C.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/228319-Trees_Week_5-2.jpg

jmcedeno
11-18-2011, 05:26 PM
I started doodling on the left side and kept going.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/159973-IMG_2624.JPG

elisamaria
11-18-2011, 06:29 PM
Looking very much forward to tonight´s class.
Elisabeth

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/735472-P1060484.JPG

Moyer
11-18-2011, 06:32 PM
Put me in, Coach! Wait...which goal is ours, lol? :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Nov-2011/49552-Homework_III_Week_4.jpg

Thumbs up:clap: :clap:

valh
11-18-2011, 06:40 PM
Hi J, here is week 5 homework. I also started on one side and just kinda kept on going.....
It's been a great class, thanks SO much! =)
Cheers
Val

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/40174-ValsTreesWk5.JPG

Sue Stiltz
11-18-2011, 08:15 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/949086-homework1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/949086-homework5.jpg

1st image was homework week 4 and 2nd image is homework week 5

This is my 1st attempts at any artwork in about 12 years ... look forward to comments thank you for your excellent teaching skills as well as your art skills
:wave:

Mary54
11-18-2011, 08:26 PM
This was tougher than I thought it would be. I painted & negative painted several times. But, I forgot to think in masses.

tennisqueen
11-18-2011, 09:59 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/88714-homework_week_8.jpghere is my second try:wave:

Sgourlayart
11-18-2011, 11:24 PM
Homework Trees -- week 5
This was harder than last week. Stuhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2011/175408-TREES--Week_5_homework.JPG

Holly B.
11-19-2011, 01:25 AM
694312

pacificNW
11-19-2011, 02:18 AM
Thumbs up:clap: :clap:

Thank you, Moyer! I appreciate the nice comments. :heart:

LLeone
11-19-2011, 02:38 AM
I hope that we've finally got our computer issues resolved. I haven't been able to access many of the last classes: thank goodness I can watch them after the fact. I hope that my homework will upload this week.

raxu
11-19-2011, 04:03 AM
OK, once more with feeling... graphite instead of watercolors

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/171274-m_IMG_2786.jpg

Forgot the sky gaps intentionally, to concentrate to the contours and melodic lines only.

Vida Evenson
11-19-2011, 05:23 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/979063-homework_5c.jpg

Try #2. Then I got really bold and tried to do a complete negative painting. I found it liberating to do it this way because it felt so foreign to me and using black helped me concentrate mostly on the negative shapes rather than thinking "tree".
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/979063-homework_5_b.jpg

Very interesting homework assignment for me. I used oil on paper for these.

See you all later today:)

Sandra39
11-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Second try. I did fill in the pine trees mass.


Sandi C.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/228319-Trees_Week5-3.jpg

JayLynn
11-19-2011, 10:54 AM
I just had surgery and my homework is done with colored pencils since that is all I have access to right now. I tried to make it look like watercolor, but wasn't very successful; however, I wanted to at least submit homework.
Thank you for your classes.

Moyer
11-19-2011, 11:53 AM
This may be out of place for this weeks homework but find it interesting. This is one of Jo's trees and I started studying by picking colors and made a color pick on just a few of the colors used in the middle tree shown on the bottom of this image.. Sorry Jo you can delete if you like. Jim

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Nov-2011/187408-Joe_tree_sample.jpg

R Leon
11-19-2011, 12:35 PM
Here is homework for week 5. Still not happy with it. Cannot seem to get the knack of negative painting.

Moyer
11-19-2011, 01:53 PM
I just deleted, sorry Jim
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LLeone
11-21-2011, 05:34 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2011/107387-Trees_5.jpg

I've tried to upload this image one more time.