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Johannes Instructor
01-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Below are two photos. Select any of the two and use it as reference to do your painting. Remember what I taught you in the water course. Do not create flat water planes that normally appear in lakes, so I added some sunshine in one of them. The sea picture needs a subtle crashing wave for interest. Good luck! See you next Saturday.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/135220-IMG_1926.JPG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/135220-IMG_3540.JPG

nougat
01-15-2012, 10:07 AM
oooh - very beautiful photos!! thanks :)

wetbob
01-15-2012, 11:39 AM
Joh you ve done your best finding these difficult photos to paint. A challenge!
Lot of things that arent correct on the photo, melodic lines, protrusions, rail road tracks, colours etc.
Good luck to all!:thumbsup:
Joh did you photoshop the gradations in the water in the first photo?
so I added some sunshine in one of them.
Sorry didn t read this! A reminder for others.
WB

Sonni
01-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Okey dokey... vary the "squares," get rid of the bullet train lines, don't let the water shape and sky shape compete, stay outta the no fly zones, don't paste on the cloud shapes, keep the value of the water different from the sky and that's just the beginning. A lot of stuff to remember here. Think I'll try it in pastel--it's such a forgiving medium...

pastel37
01-15-2012, 05:55 PM
margret schuurs
I am interested in the seminar:My world in pastel. Is that available somewhere? Essentials of painting skies is great. Looking forward to next saturday..

Johannes Instructor
01-15-2012, 06:53 PM
margret schuurs
I am interested in the seminar:My world in pastel. Is that available somewhere? Essentials of painting skies is great. Looking forward to next saturday..
There will be a pastel demo the last class.
Here is the link to sign up for the classes:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/537032297

Welcome aboard!

Johannes Instructor
01-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Joh you ve done your best finding these difficult photos to paint. A challenge!
Lot of things that arent correct on the photo, melodic lines, protrusions, rail road tracks, colours etc.
Good luck to all!:thumbsup:
Joh did you photoshop the gradations in the water in the first photo?

Sorry didn t read this! A reminder for others.
WB
Yes I photoshopped the light in the water as a reminder not to paint a flat rectangle. I wasn't concerned doing a real good job at it. It is extremely rare to find a photo that will give you almost the perfect composition. All paintinggs will need tweaking and chnages. Only once I have I found a photo that you can almost take a face value in all my years. It was an angle of "Crowfoot Glacier" in Banff. Remember photos are only to give ideas no to be copied.

Kat5
01-15-2012, 07:28 PM
The second one reminds me of home. May I ask the location Jo?

dotcanvas
01-15-2012, 07:57 PM
I am one of the lucky ones to attend Johannes's art class at his studio. We painted the two skyscapes of the images posted in this thread. Johannes is a great teacher and I have learned a great deal. I hope to post the paintings we made on the forum soon.

dotcanvas
01-15-2012, 11:28 PM
A few of us paint at Jo's studio where he gives a workshop. It is an awesome opportunity to paint with a master painter. Jo is able to supervise each one of us and gives instant feed back. The atmosphere is tremendous and I must confess inspirational. How else can I explain that we paint for 6 to 7 hours straight!!!

I wanted to post images of the paintings we did today ... realized how hard it is to take photos of a painting and keep the color balance, hue etc ... hopefully I will be able to get some decent images and post these soon.

Thanks,
Parvez

dotcanvas
01-15-2012, 11:31 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/992982-PMK_skyscape_1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2012/992982-PMK_skyscape_2.jpg

Here are the two paintings using the photographs from this thread as references. Note: You may see some brush strokes reflected as a result of the way the reflected photoflash hit the canvas.

Thanks,
Parvez

maryinasia
01-16-2012, 09:54 AM
here are 2 versions. which is better?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2012/185672-2_skies.jpg

Johannes Instructor
01-16-2012, 11:14 AM
All your homework will not be addressed until the first class.

jeanetteg
01-16-2012, 11:56 AM
Great Pictures. I will have to use colored pencil (a chalange for me lol) as I can't get to my studio to get different supplies.

wetbob
01-16-2012, 11:57 AM
here are 2 versions. which is better?

I like the darker one on the left more:thumbsup: very nice,
wb

Scorpio
01-16-2012, 02:18 PM
Here is my week 1 homework--

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2012/55138-2012_Jan_16_0306_edited-2.jpg



Thanks for looking, Johannes.
Emilie

Borntobeanartist
01-16-2012, 03:09 PM
I have so enjoyed your classes! I took the first ones when you were do the painting water! It was great! I was looking forward to the next class but not sure I will make it. My best friend passed away and the service is this coming Saturday. But you said you can get the recordings later, correct?

Thanks for sharing your painting techniques!

Anita

horsthh
01-16-2012, 04:25 PM
Thank you Johannes for the first class, no major transmission issues on my end.
Here is my homework, would appreciate a few remarks, since I am taking a prepaid art workshop next Saturday and unable to watch yours.

Johannes Instructor
01-16-2012, 04:30 PM
I have so enjoyed your classes! I took the first ones when you were do the painting water! It was great! I was looking forward to the next class but not sure I will make it. My best friend passed away and the service is this coming Saturday. But you said you can get the recordings later, correct?

Thanks for sharing your painting techniques!

Anita
Correct you can get the whole course for $29.99

untalented
01-16-2012, 05:50 PM
This is going to be great fun! I wish I could recall half the gems taught in the painting water class and and had a bit of success up to this point with my watercolors! I read some place "here's to the success of our impossible mission"- here it is! Once it's finished - is it to be uploaded on wet canvas or as an attachment to an e mail? Untalented

untalented
01-16-2012, 06:48 PM
I have just had my question answered regarding uploads. My wife took one look at the instructions and simply said - I know how to do that! Now all I have to do is paint something. Maybe she can do that too. Untalented:clap:

domeland
01-16-2012, 11:20 PM
I used acrylic and pastels for this homework painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2012/812842-CIMG0659.JPG

ninasart
01-17-2012, 10:04 AM
painting in acrylicshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/947839-webinar_1-14-12_7818.JPG

winecountry
01-17-2012, 03:30 PM
6x9 pastel on colorfix

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/103030-41-skys.gif

T13 St Jean
01-17-2012, 03:48 PM
I am allready painting a landscape with clouds, and I know that I will not have time to paint another one from your reference photos before next class, therefore I hope that the attached can count as homework. This is a painting in progress. I am waiting for the paint to dry so I can work on the sun and its reflection in the water. It is far from being completed so any critiques will be most welcome. My brother captured this sunrise at his cottage in northern Ontario, on Cecebe Lake.
Attached are the reference photo, 24'' X 12'' oil on canvas, Close up of the right side of the canvas.

NeldaJansen
01-17-2012, 04:27 PM
Some gorgeous work being submitted here.

I especially like the ones by Colleen and Parvez. Beautiful.

Nel

NeldaJansen
01-17-2012, 06:51 PM
And here's my attempt, done first in acylics, and then overpainted in oils. I DO like this technique, very much. Most of the canvas was painted over, but it was good to have the base down first.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/84957-Sky_Study_2.jpg

It was much more difficult than I thought it would be, and I think I could have gone deeper with the values, especially in the dark clouds. Overall, though, I'm fairly happy with it.

Nel :)

Holly B.
01-17-2012, 07:25 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/217673-026_640x480.jpg
Watercolor and pastel.

LadyMadonna
01-17-2012, 08:05 PM
Cloud homework In pastels..

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

PrimaryColours
01-17-2012, 09:25 PM
Hi Jo and everyones,

I feel very lucky to have such a great teacher!

Here is my effort on homework for lesson 1: (A little wild on the colors.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/82429-IMGP3923_web2.jpg

Oil on canvas 11x14, no acrylic was used here; just oil.

Thank for the look and critique.

Sonni
01-17-2012, 10:03 PM
(A little wild on the colors.)

Dunno what Johannes thinks, but I think it's one of the more interesting...

Johannes Instructor
01-17-2012, 10:46 PM
Remember all homework submissions will be addressed in class.

pacificNW
01-17-2012, 11:16 PM
Hi Johannes,

The multiple short demos in this class were so helpful and this one was a lot of fun!

Many wonderful paintings so far!

Oil 8 x 12

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2012/49552-Painting_Homework_Week_1_small.jpg

nougat
01-18-2012, 06:41 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/15364-IMG_4728.jpg

acrylics.
there is a shine down the center of the photograph.
i DID try to remember all the rules...but i'm sure i forgot some.
thank you

shrswmn
01-18-2012, 08:17 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/973438-IMGP6168.JPG
I'm learning so much from your classes, I look at the world differently!
Here's my sky homework---looking forward to your critique.

sylvia
01-18-2012, 10:41 AM
OK my first attempt at this painting is a little rough around the edges but will do till I get time to try again..I really like this lesson plan I think I will learn a lot out of doing these practice pieces.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/265-sky_sketch.jpg

Linda Reyes1959
01-18-2012, 11:01 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/978726-Photo0816.jpg I think this needs more work but I will wait till after saturdays class.

rizzok72
01-18-2012, 02:07 PM
Hi Johannes,

The multiple short demos in this class were so helpful and this one was a lot of fun!

Many wonderful paintings so far!

Oil 8 x 12

pacificNW - love the highlighted green color in your background hills - what colors did you use to create that shade of green?

Vida Evenson
01-18-2012, 04:37 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/979063-sky_homework_1.jpg

Here's my first try.... I had no idea skies could be so much fun to paint! Can't believe I basically ignored them till now.

See you all soon!

LadyMadonna
01-18-2012, 04:42 PM
When I saw this posted I decided to carve into the nearest cloud that bothered me .. so please use this one instead.
Thanks.

callady
01-18-2012, 06:25 PM
here's my homework....two paintings. As a BIG thank you for this class I just purchased two books thru your website, and they're on the way to my house as I type.

Susan Peltonen
01-18-2012, 07:09 PM
Hi Johannes,
This is my first attempt at a skyscape, and I found it to be very challenging indeed! I tried hard to adhere to all those "golden nuggets" you gave us in Saturday's class. I have been wanting to learn how to paint skies and clouds for a long time. Your class was fantastic, and I learned so much. This is pastel on 9x12 Cansen paper. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/153022-homework-1-sky.jpg

Tresgatos
01-18-2012, 08:35 PM
First attempt at clouds - did a combo of desert photo I had taken at sunset that had no clouds and sky from the homework. Watercolor and Pastel on Arches Bright White 140 lb WC paper 11 x 15". I will keep on trying - thank your for all the time you spend imparting your knowledge.

Barbara


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/113757-EMAIL_-_1ST_TRY_ON_CLOUDS_-_WC_AND_PASTEL_DSC_0752.jpg

kittierue
01-18-2012, 09:49 PM
Here is my homework #1.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2012/222668-DSC_9939.jpg

pacificNW
01-18-2012, 10:03 PM
Thanks, Rizzok72...I like mixed greens. It was probably some blue with yellow ochre.

pacificNW - love the highlighted green color in your background hills - what colors did you use to create that shade of green?

shrswmn
01-19-2012, 06:24 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/973438-IMGP6176.JPG
Another, this time oils. Skies are really fun!

elisamaria
01-19-2012, 07:17 AM
This was really challenging and not an easy task for my. I tried to remember lots of golden nuggets and know very well that the sea is a rectangle and didnīt do much about and at the horizon to avoid a straight line I took my artistīs license though and created islands. Thank you Johannes for all you give us, I appreciate and learn sooo much and just love the way you teach! Hope you have time to comment on my work. Looking very much forward to Saturday!
Elisabeth

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/735472-P1060988.JPG

LadyMadonna
01-19-2012, 07:48 AM
I decided to do a second sky study this time in oils. I do not have many tubes as oil painting is new to me . I wish I had yellow for highlights but I had to lighten up some cadium orange instead. I was able to make your grey .

hai
01-19-2012, 09:37 AM
Its a very difficult assignment painting clouds in watercolor. It's a problem to see the clouds. Maybe I should plan it more and beter: first drawing the clouds then painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/421961-sky_week_1.jpg

nougat
01-19-2012, 10:11 AM
the demo this saturday is watercolour. i know i will learn a lot from watching johannes paint. :)

just having fun
01-19-2012, 10:12 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/794782-Art_Lessons_1_001.JPG :clap: Here is my watercolor sky homework. Thank you for another great course.

mlgk
01-19-2012, 10:38 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/161785-_-beach-scene-0075.jpg Watched on Justin which was good. Couldn't see on webinar becase it said I needed Java 5. Couldn't upgrade to Java 5 because I don't have Mac 10.5. I have Mac 10.4.11. Use to not have any trouble getting webinar. Know it is my computer. Just want you to continue using Justin or something similar. Thanks so much for your willingnesss to share your knowledge.:clap:

Rosemarie
01-19-2012, 11:04 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/161785-_-beach-scene-0075.jpg Watched on Justin which was good. Couldn't see on webinar becase it said I needed Java 5. Couldn't upgrade to Java 5 because I don't have Mac 10.5. I have Mac 10.4.11. Use to not have any trouble getting webinar. Know it is my computer. Just want you to continue using Justin or something similar. Thanks so much for your willingnesss to share your knowledge.:clap:

Hi! I also had some problem with Java though I have MacOS 10.6.8 and it worked fine the month before. The Problem seemed to bee with Safari because I tried Firefox and it worked fine. The weird thing is that I had the same problem two month ago after an update so I had to downgrade both Safari and the latest Java and then it worked until last week. Computers live their own life sometimes.

emilyopal
01-19-2012, 12:57 PM
here is an attempt with oil over acrylics sky

LadyMadonna
01-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Help I am getting carried away ..snowstorm outside and nothing to do but paint !

Parasolka
01-19-2012, 01:58 PM
:wave::clap:
Hi
we are knew here.
My son Maximillian, he is 7 and me Parasolka.
I am considering myself as beginner so as my little one.
We did painting in acrylic before the Homework was polished, becouse my son was off on January 16. I am teaching hem from books and what a can get my eyes on.
Ok the first pic is my son's.

its sad it would not allowed me to post pic

Rosemarie
01-19-2012, 02:03 PM
:wave::clap:
Hi
we are knew here.
My son Maximillian, he is 7 and me Parasolka.
I am considering myself as beginner so as my little one.
We did painting in acrylic before the Homework was polished, becouse my son was off on January 16. I am teaching hem from books and what a can get my eyes on.
Ok the first pic is my son's.

its sad it would not allowed me to post pic

Welcome to the forum!:wave:
You have to post two times before you can post an image.

Parasolka
01-19-2012, 02:09 PM
Thanks I will try

Parasolka
01-19-2012, 02:10 PM
:clap: :wave:
Hi
we are knew here.
My son Maximillian, he is 7 and me Parasolka.
I am considering myself as a beginner so as my little one.
We did painting in acrylic before the Homework was published, because my son was off the school on January 16. I am teaching him from books and what I can get my eyes on.
Ok the first pic is my son's.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/999602-maximillian011.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/999602-mine012.jpg

Parasolka
01-19-2012, 02:22 PM
I have question to Instructor Johannes.:confused:
My son wont's to start painting in oil How should I introduce him to that?

crazywoman53
01-19-2012, 02:50 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/137465-sky_homework.JPG

Pastel 11 x 15 As usual the purplish reds are not quite as strong as they show here.

ddel
01-19-2012, 02:59 PM
There is something about a photograph that takes away feeling of a painting!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/118398-IMG_1522.JPG

Doug

callady
01-19-2012, 03:02 PM
After looking at my homework for a day....OMG.....I've tweaked it again but never seem satisfied. Seems like my sky is too busy. So here's my final and I promise to move on to something else!!!!!

marsva
01-19-2012, 03:35 PM
Alligator Lighthouse Florida Keys
As you can see I added the lighthouse. The color of the water is reflective of the color of the water here in the Keys. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/48773-AligatorLighthouse.jpg

Scotkatidid
01-19-2012, 03:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/174208-COMPLETED_HOMEWORK.jpg Johannes this is my homework done in pan pastels because I basically do portraits and still life in watercolor and am still not certain about doing skies and landscapes in this medium, whereas I love pan pastels cause I feel that it is like sculpting a painting. it's messier though and living in a small space I have to wait for warmer weather to spray.

CatherineOnTheLake
01-19-2012, 04:42 PM
Like Hai (above) this was also VERY challenging for me in watercolor and the first time I have done a skyscape so all C + C are welcome and needed! Also I hesitate to post this because I'm not very pleased (that's an understatement!) I think it might have benefited by more value differentiation of the 3-4 main masses. Also I think the sky would be more effective if it were less 'complicated'. I think I got off to a bad start when my initial sky colour was too dark right from the beginning (JV warned us of this!) Also I wasn't sure about what colours (in wc) would be best. I used Cobalt Blue, Indian Red, New Gamboge, Viridian and Antwerp Blue. I am REALLY looking forward to seeing J. wc demos on Sat! Thanks JV for your review if you can squeeze this one in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/983267-JV_Skies_HWork_1_008_Jan_14_2011_adj.JPG

catinlapaz
01-19-2012, 04:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/145950-Essentials_of_Painting_Skies_006_resized.jpg

Thank you so much for all your talent and time.

Catherine (catinlapaz)

LadyMadonna
01-19-2012, 06:03 PM
I am sky addicted and getting hooked on oils. I have no yellow so my palette is the same !

rosehip
01-19-2012, 06:37 PM
Having trouble uploading a photo of my painting....it is 2.8 MB. Too large, I think, but how do I make it smaller???

pamshowcase
01-19-2012, 06:41 PM
Acrylics 11 x 14 on 140 lb Arches
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/174457-Johannes_Sky_homework_wk_1.jpg
Oops, NOW I see the clones. A lot to remember.
Pam

rosehip
01-19-2012, 06:44 PM
Just trying to upload a photo...maybe I have to post 2 replys before I can upload a photo? Here is my second post. ....

pacificNW
01-19-2012, 06:52 PM
Oh la la, Pam look at those colors...would love to see your painting at a larger size. :heart:

Malkuth
01-19-2012, 07:25 PM
I wish I could have spent a bit more time on this. There is a lot wrong with it but I think I managed to get the general idea. Thank you Jo for a fantastic tutorial. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/48963-skyw.jpg

rosehip
01-19-2012, 08:21 PM
699682

VanPaint
01-19-2012, 08:56 PM
An attempt at the homework by a beginner. Oils on an 11 x 14 canvas panel. I tried to incorporate the 'golden nuggets' that I learned, and added sun shining through the clouds for interest, but I know it needs more work. I would like to learn to be more painterly...I have a lot to learn and welcome any / all advice. Thank you, see you in class on Saturday.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2012/983977-IMG_3519a.jpg

Robert

Sienna black
01-19-2012, 11:11 PM
:wave: I painted a combination of the 2 pictures you gave us as reference on a tiny 5" x 7" canvas. I know the water still needs work, but I didn't work that area enough. The sky was a challenge for me as I never paint negatively and my skies are usually done Sfumato style. I loved the challenge!
The picture appears a little darker than it is. Thanks for everything!
Sonia Palik

rizzok72
01-20-2012, 12:15 AM
Hi Johannes - would like your thoughts on this....I don't think my sky reads as I want it to....the dark clouds at the top I was hoping to make them seem closer, and I think I should have sharpened up the edges a bit? I hope the rain in the background hills on the left side makes sense.

Also, what do you think about my overall value mapping? Thanks!

kordelia
01-20-2012, 01:54 AM
my dear Jo, please know i love listening to you pour forth all this off-the-cuff & never to be read anywhere else WISDOM.... at times i actualllly understand a concept.... ... for a moment here, i thought i might 'have it', but it seems to have eluded me again.... more classes needed, obviously.... 5x7 pastels on black, about an hour........ thank you... nonnykor
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/22002-Jo_Sky_homework_1_19_12_640x408.jpg

tstellma
01-20-2012, 05:22 AM
As Johannes asked me I submit this painting. Reference is a sketch in the Dolomites.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/199900-100_9471.jpg

LadyMadonna
01-20-2012, 06:51 AM
Three skyscapes . One day. Done.

Amandine
01-20-2012, 07:53 AM
Hello all. Here's my homework for this week. I'm not sure clouds look like clouds or if everything is just a colored sky :o . Anyhow, really different from a boring blue sky. I know the sea is quite a rectangle but I didn't concentrate on it at all. Focused on the sky.

Oil on canvas paper :
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/661062-sky.jpg

upthebloodytree
01-20-2012, 07:56 AM
699802
Here's my attempt.

Ray.

birdwatcher
01-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Here is my homework. I painted the first layer with "Atelier" acrylic paints then used "Winsor & Newton oil paints for the rest of the painting. I am enjoying your painting classes very much and hope to be able to apply all I have learned eventually. Thanks so much , Birdwatcher

marina_art
01-20-2012, 09:53 AM
Hi
I need to post two messages before I will be allowed upload image. Sorry for posting junk messeges

marina_art
01-20-2012, 09:54 AM
One more junk post message

marina_art
01-20-2012, 09:55 AM
Hi Johannes
I was busy at work the whole week and have no time painting, but last weekend I just finished painting of Cape Cod landscape and hope that you could critique it.
Thanks for all your wsebinars. I learned a lot.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/1000502-P1060633_800x600.JPG
Marina

sylvia
01-20-2012, 10:05 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/265-sky_sketch_2.jpg
Here is the second try at clouds..hope there is some improvement!
Now I see that the shapes are too similar..Oh well, cant wait to see the next session.

SusanR
01-20-2012, 10:32 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/4111-seascape3.jpg

This was a great lesson! Another beginner getting her her feet wet, and getting ready to plunge.

Susan

valh
01-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Week 1 homework. I had fun painting the sky, thanks for another great lesson.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/40174-ValsSkies1.JPG

Felisa
01-20-2012, 11:37 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/122109-skies.JPG
Here's my homework for essentials of painting skies. Thank you for your comments. Oil on canvas 29 x 43 cms. approx.

Holly B.
01-20-2012, 01:01 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/217673-002_640x480.jpg Watercolor and pastel (Please help with the rain too). :grouphug:

Mustbenuts
01-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Here's another homework... about 6 X 9 acrylic on acrylic paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/107653-HW_Sky.jpg

It still needed more work but I've run out of time.

Valleygarden
01-20-2012, 01:52 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/933712-P1200036.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/933712-P1200037.JPG Two paintings of sky with clouds from Jo's reference photos: 1) watercolor, and 2) in acrylics. Personal note, it was easier to render the clouds while using acrylics. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

tedzart
01-20-2012, 02:31 PM
Really appreciate this class on skies. I have a lot to learn but enjoyed trying anyway. After rereading my notes, I think the cloud shadows are too-o-o dark. I like the blue portion of the sky; but, I failed on the clouds. Learning experience - will do a better job next time.
Thanks, Teddy
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/180589-2012_01_19_Skies_1st_weekcs800_edited-1.jpg

nougat
01-20-2012, 03:33 PM
ted - i don't think you failed at all. imho this is the best homework submitted!!

mBluebear
01-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Hi,
Here is my home work for essentials of painting skies.
80 cm x 60 cm, oil on canvas.
This is my first attempt at painting sky. I'm learning a lots from your classes, Thank you so much.
I did try to apply what you taught into the painting. However, as a beginner I still have a lot to learn and practice.
Thanks,
QQ
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/213117-IMG_2482ee.jpg

rib00
01-20-2012, 03:52 PM
Could use a bit more work. But, what??

HazelP
01-20-2012, 03:56 PM
Here is my homework for week 1. 20 x 20 in oils. I used Jo's photo for the sky but added my own base as I had just visited and taken photos of Mt Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/915542-Mt-Cook-from-Lake-Pukaki.jpg

Mary54
01-20-2012, 04:10 PM
Skies Homework - Week 1

pamshowcase
01-20-2012, 04:29 PM
Oh la la, Pam look at those colors...would love to see your painting at a larger size. :heart:
Hope this one is larger....http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/174457-P1050147Sky_week_1_Lumix.jpg

CatinVT
01-20-2012, 04:37 PM
Didn't have as much time as I would have liked to focus on the water.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/147827-Sky_Homework.jpg

judyfilarecki
01-20-2012, 04:49 PM
I didn't have time to paint from your reference pictures, because I was busy working on this one. I tried to follow your rules about warm to cool, and I think I did it with the cloud shadows, but I found that being a sunset, the sky had to go from cool to warm instead of the other way around. I used the zinc white in the center to accentuate the effect of the sunlight being so low to the horizon. I'm including the reference picture I used to give me the beginning ideas for the painting, which is still a work in progress by the way. The values of the dark clouds are actually 6 and 7 but the camera didn't show it that way.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/190342-sunset_reflections2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/190342-orange_sunset_crop_small.jpg

painterted
01-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Wow, I found this tuff.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/909312-Scan20002.jpg

markusrydh
01-20-2012, 05:16 PM
Hopefully in time :) Not really finished yet, but anyhow. Clouds are hard!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/974592-Homework_1_unfinished.jpg

beachlover
01-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Posting a junk post so I can upload homework.

beachlover
01-20-2012, 05:27 PM
Homework week 1-- acrylic on canvas pad --loading from a pc, but the file keeps failing. Will try later...

MrsBeth
01-20-2012, 06:27 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/30777-1.jpg

this was very hard to do on wet oil. a real challenge for me

KCP123
01-20-2012, 07:17 PM
margret schuurs
I am interested in the seminar:My world in pastel. Is that available somewhere? Essentials of painting skies is great. Looking forward to next saturday..
What a great way to spend my Saturday. Loved this last class and can't wait for the one tomorrow.

KCP123
01-20-2012, 07:24 PM
oooh - very beautiful photos!! thanks :)
And a real challenge. It was hard to decide which picture to use as a reference!

KCP123
01-20-2012, 07:26 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/990562-DSCN1892b.JPG
This is done in Water mixable Oils. I'm uncertain where to put the sun highlights or maybe its the clouds shadows on the land that I need? Looking forward to Saturday's class. Thanks, Kayre

pjbenson
01-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Here's my homework for the week. Looking forward to a critique.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/75398-Homework_clouds2.jpg

Eagle-eye
01-20-2012, 07:43 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/190227-1-20-2012-Skys_Homework_800_x_600_J._Vloothuis_instructor.jpg

rosehip
01-20-2012, 07:49 PM
700282
This is 11 x 14 oil. Would appreciate any comments. Thanks, Jeannette

pacificNW
01-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Rosehip, check your private messages. :)

suzlebeau
01-20-2012, 09:51 PM
I would post my homework, but I've never entered a contest. It says in the instructions of how to post photos of our work to click the "insert image button" which I don't see. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Sorry, maybe next week. Oh wait, I went into edit and there it is. We'll try. It is a small watercolor 5x8.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2012/626112-cloudscopy.JPG

nougat
01-21-2012, 01:58 AM
And a real challenge. It was hard to decide which picture to use as a reference!

that's true :)

i picked the seascape cos i'm more familiar with sea than lakes etc...can't wait for THAT course :)

wetbob
01-21-2012, 03:31 AM
Homework week 1-- acrylic on canvas pad --loading from a pc, but the file keeps failing. Will try later...

I think you re able to do it now

Rosehip
Re: Essentials of Painting Skies- Homework Week 1

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Rosehip, check your private messages
Can t be opened!

ArtistKate
01-21-2012, 03:32 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/974408-100_6415.JPG
Artist Kate--After attending all your classes from the beginning of last year, I'm finally submitting a homework Watercolor assignment. Wheeeee! Hope I've entered it right...From Lakewood (Denver) Colorado

xli
01-21-2012, 03:49 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/979242-IMG_5105.JPG

Thank you for the great lesson. This is much harder than it looks. It is a really good excise

pixieartist
01-21-2012, 07:48 AM
Here is my homework for the skies class. Been a very cold week and the house would not warm up enough...went to the farm to paint this Thurs., but not very happy with how this w/c turned out. Perhaps pastels would help, but wasn't able to continue on Fri due to job. Anyway, found it very difficult to obtain a nice peachy color for the clouds...tended toward too yellow or too pink. Tried several different color combos using trans. yellow with perm. rose; yellow ochre light with perm rose; lemon yellow with quinacridone red (Stevenson brand) which worked ok at first but at the end not sure what I did, but the peach wouldn't work again!!!! Probably tried the first 2 combos again as they were on the palette. Also, I think my purples are too dark for now. Used phthalo turquoise with quin. red, then tried antwerp blue with quin. red. I used to get ok purples using phthalo blue with the quin. red with my student grade w/c's, but was hoping to stick with a limited palette etc. using my artist grade w/c's!!! Thanks for taking all the time to teach all of us, I really appreciate your dedication to us, Johannes. Looking forward to Sat's class!!!......Kyna aka Pixieartist
Looks like the image will not download as I neglected to use the 3.1mg size and had used the normal 5 mg size so back to retaking the photo, downloading and then resending to you. Sorry about this problem. Be back in a sec....K

pixieartist
01-21-2012, 08:17 AM
Hi again, please find the homework pic. re: post #120 Kyna

Well, the 'insert image' will not carry on to the next part to 'browse' so not sure what I did wrong. Will try again

pixieartist
01-21-2012, 08:29 AM
For post #120, photo of my homework for skies...Kyna

So the .....image will not come through......Technology sucks! I guess it will only work once! Sorry, but I'm fed up again Can't get into the browse part for some reason...I thought the image button was the one to use..it worked for post #120 but the file was too big to come through. So, I'm stuck...again Help

Rosemarie
01-21-2012, 08:32 AM
Yesterday Attachments didn't work but using the image icon http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/2623-bilden_2012-01-21_kl._14.31.31.jpg worked well.

Artcat369
01-21-2012, 08:33 AM
I had a lot of trouble with this assignment - not only because I really don't have any oil experience, and was using acrylics (dry too quickly???), but also thought the photos had a lot of difficult attributes to contend with all at once. So, I'm posting my unfinished work in a progression, so I can obtain your critique as to what I'm doing wrong. I found that I went over and over the work, just pushing paint around, until I lost the composition. Please help!!!!
I had difficulty uploading the images, but finally figured it out. See it a few posts down....

pixieartist
01-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Okay, I think I found the problem while trying to get off the computer so I'll try this again.

For post # 120, here is my homework for Skies....w/c painted on 140 lb Arches paper, size approx. 7.5 in. X 11 in.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/883082-July_20,_2011_-_Jan._20,_2012_855.jpg

Donald_Smith
01-21-2012, 08:36 AM
This is a WIP. The sky is finished, I'm still working on the water, and then I need to tweek it a little. It's a combination of both of the photos that Jo posted for our homework.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/34342-A222012-4_WIP.jpg

Thanks for looking,
Donald

pixieartist
01-21-2012, 08:37 AM
Bingo...it finally worked...Thanks for your patience, I know I ran out of it!!!! Kyna

Artcat369
01-21-2012, 08:51 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/979124-art_homework_sky_1_resized.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/979124-art_homework_sky_2_Large_Web_view.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/979124-art_homework_sky_3_Large_Web_view.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/979124-art_homework_sky_4__Large_Web_view.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/979124-art_homework_sky_5__Large_Web_view.jpg

Artcat369
01-21-2012, 08:54 AM
I'm so new at uploading...please have patience. anyway, this was a difficult assignment for me. i used acrylics, which dry so darned quickly. The next to last work in the progression seems to be the best, as far as values and hues. I was attempting to add more, which resulted in the last attempt...ugh! I gave up. Please advise. - ArtCat

Donald_Smith
01-21-2012, 08:56 AM
pixeyartist,

There are two ways to upload images. The image uploader was or is sporadic at best. The second way is to type the following:



In the row of icons above the box you type in is a little Icon that looks like a mountain. If you click it, then click BROWSE and navigate to the image you want to upload, then click UPLOAD, it will upload your photo (hopefully, unless you have Wildblue like I do.) You will see your image in the upload window and at the bottom is a URL to your image. You have to copy that URL and past it between the and and then remove any spaces. Finish the text in your post, and when up submit your post, the image should display.

The URL will look like the following.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/34342-A222012-4_WIP.jpg

I hope you have better success uploading in the future. You can only upload one image at a time with this method, but it works better than the uploader the last few times I've tried it.

Have a fun day painting,
Donald

Donald_Smith
01-21-2012, 08:59 AM
Artcat369,

You have to resize your image to a maximum of 800x800 pixels, and file size is limited to 1 megabyte.

I use Photoshop, but IRFANVIEW is free and works well too.

Donald

Johannes Instructor
01-21-2012, 09:42 AM
I have question to Instructor Johannes.:confused:
My son wont's to start painting in oil How should I introduce him to that?
I would get him dvd's

JIMMYSUN
01-21-2012, 10:00 AM
Hi Johannes, I have finished this painting as my home work, please give critiques. Thank you very much for your teaching. :)

Johannes Instructor
01-21-2012, 10:12 AM
Here is my homework for the skies class. Been a very cold week and the house would not warm up enough...went to the farm to paint this Thurs., but not very happy with how this w/c turned out. Perhaps pastels would help, but wasn't able to continue on Fri due to job. Anyway, found it very difficult to obtain a nice peachy color for the clouds...tended toward too yellow or too pink. Tried several different color combos using trans. yellow with perm. rose; yellow ochre light with perm rose; lemon yellow with quinacridone red (Stevenson brand) which worked ok at first but at the end not sure what I did, but the peach wouldn't work again!!!! Probably tried the first 2 combos again as they were on the palette. Also, I think my purples are too dark for now. Used phthalo turquoise with quin. red, then tried antwerp blue with quin. red. I used to get ok purples using phthalo blue with the quin. red with my student grade w/c's, but was hoping to stick with a limited palette etc. using my artist grade w/c's!!! Thanks for taking all the time to teach all of us, I really appreciate your dedication to us, Johannes. Looking forward to Sat's class!!!......Kyna aka Pixieartist
Looks like the image will not download as I neglected to use the 3.1mg size and had used the normal 5 mg size so back to retaking the photo, downloading and then resending to you. Sorry about this problem. Be back in a sec....K
Raw Sienna and Permanent Rose would work

Alta Imp
01-21-2012, 10:22 AM
6X9 Oil on canvas board. Only had this morning to work on this so was too wet to put in any accents.

usucitrus
01-21-2012, 10:40 AM
I tried the first photo. This was a pretty challenging task for me. I stayed pretty close to the original, doing the most adjustment on the clouds. The golden nuggests really help. This is a 9 x 12 oil on canvas board. Any feedback is welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/130394-DSCN0894sm3.jpg

pat-trew
01-21-2012, 10:50 AM
Acrylic on acrylic paperhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/105243-DSCN1027.JPG

Felisa
01-21-2012, 10:56 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/122109-skies_.jpg

This is an attempt on the second picture. Oil on paper 22x30 cms. Thank you for your comments.

beachlover
01-21-2012, 11:04 AM
home work--week 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/188769-homework_week1.jpg

Parasolka
01-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Hi:wave: again Instructor Johannes.:confused:
I meant what project to start to paint with my son in oil (skies, water, threes, animals, objects), with what to introduce him to oils? Maybe start with one color first?
Also thank you for the live classes. My son and I will be there, but we will not able to answer any questions. We will watch and hear you.
Sound was very good!.., and I believe will be good…
Thank you again.:):grouphug:

NorthCarolinaStudent
01-21-2012, 11:34 AM
Okay, finally finished enough to post. Oil, 24" x 18".
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/774972-hw4.jpg

wetbob
01-21-2012, 11:49 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=700442&stc=1&d=1327157833
This is a really nice painting! wb

Colorix
01-21-2012, 12:45 PM
Unfinished. Shot at night. Not well 'shopped'. Too late for class.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/117343-iz_8106.jpg

wetbob
01-21-2012, 12:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/100299-2.JPG
i really had troubles with the skies, had to make the photo, made adjustments later. Some stacking effect in my painting! thnx for watching :thumbsup: wb

spirothet
01-21-2012, 01:34 PM
Here is my entry. This is a Pastel painting on PastelMat. thanks, Cali

tedzart
01-21-2012, 03:34 PM
ted - i don't think you failed at all. imho this is the best homework submitted!!
Thanks, Nougat. You have made my day.....tedzart.

usucitrus
01-21-2012, 04:04 PM
a little better photo taken outside rather than in the basement.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/130394-DSCN0895sm.jpg

Obion
01-21-2012, 04:20 PM
Hi Johannes, enjoyed to-days class of 3 painting - amazing how skies can change. The 3 references photo's can we see a copy as I interesting in having a go at painting them :-) Barbara

idahomeow
01-21-2012, 04:29 PM
I am so confused by this site. I am taking this class, but have never posted.

idahomeow
01-21-2012, 04:31 PM
I can't believe that it took my post. Sorry to bother you all with my ineptitude. I never would have found this thread were it not for Johannes's link.

idahomeow
01-21-2012, 04:37 PM
One more post and then I will quit. I am curious to know whether the Golden nuggets given in the classes apply to all paintings or just to landscapes.

Thanks

jezurus
01-21-2012, 04:46 PM
Hello all, I did not get to do one of the homework pics due to work and family stuff, but here is the painting I was working on during the webinar, I defhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2012/157715-Week_1_pic.jpg need to tone down the rocks some!

Johannes Instructor
01-21-2012, 04:56 PM
One more post and then I will quit. I am curious to know whether the Golden nuggets given in the classes apply to all paintings or just to landscapes.

Thanks

All paintings. It's just that you need more of them in lanscapes than let's say for portraits due to the complexity of the subject material. Good portrait artists position their subjects to have body contours that are gracecul and modify a person hair to make the subject more appealing.

nougat
01-22-2012, 12:50 AM
I can't believe that it took my post. Sorry to bother you all with my ineptitude. I never would have found this thread were it not for Johannes's link.

hehehe poor you :)
wetcanvas can be overwhelming when you first use it. but here's the easy way - click on this link - http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=522

that is the whole forum to do with johannes's classes.
at the top of the threads to the right click 'forum tools' and a list will appear.
pick 'subscribe to this forum'

next time you visit WC (wetcanvas) look carefully at the blue bars at the top and click on the white words 'My WC' and you will find the forum link - as well as any threads that you posted in or subscribed to.

shrswmn
01-22-2012, 02:42 AM
Jo---last night you encouraged us to remove alizirin crimson from our pallet. You said something about all neutriels. What are they? And is this just for landscape paintings ?

Thank you---your classes are really pushing me in a good way.

wetbob
01-22-2012, 04:05 AM
I took this pic with daylight, and about a hour work more

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2012/100299-3.JPG
second post of the same work, wb

shrswmn
01-22-2012, 04:40 AM
reworked this in light of your critique---got rid of the symetrical top cloud, tried to do negative painting, but what was supposed to be sky looks more like a blue cloud to me. Tried to increase a left to right thrust (even though Hebrew is my 2nd language;) ). Added some hint of rain since it's storming outside right now. Have to buy a tube of cobalt, so had to use ultramarine. Would phthyllo blue work better? Hoping for new critique. Thank you for all your help.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2012/973438-IMGP6184.JPG

I think I like it better in grey tones:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2012/973438-stormy_sky_grey_tones.jpg

Johannes Instructor
01-22-2012, 09:08 AM
Jo---last night you encouraged us to remove alizirin crimson from our pallet. You said something about all neutriels. What are they? And is this just for landscape paintings ?

Thank you---your classes are really pushing me in a good way.
Neutral yellows or primary yellows.

elizabeth ours
01-22-2012, 12:20 PM
Three skyscapes . One day. Done.

I'm not an expert, but I know what I like when I see it. I love this. Reminds me of old paintings or stormy sky/seas. I would hang this proudly.

Artcat369
01-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Will there be a homework assignment for skies class 2?

Johannes Instructor
01-22-2012, 07:08 PM
Working on it right now

KarinKarin
01-22-2012, 07:21 PM
I am waiting for Maria's approval of her inclass image. It's a bit bluer and not as bright as the original, but I hope she likes it.

KarinKarin
01-22-2012, 07:23 PM
I am waiting for daylight to take a photo of my inclass image from last week. I thought I had taken a photo of it, but didn't. I adjusted the colour of the sky on the right hand side to echo the left hand side. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be since we followed your suggestions of how to 'blue' the sky.

Sonni
01-22-2012, 09:32 PM
Hi Johannes,
I was unable to post this painting until now as I don't have a card reader with me. A painting buddy took a photo for me and sent it to me today. Sorry about the delay, but I'd really like your input. I tried to follow the format, for the warm/cool and found I really had to concentrate on doing it. Tried to stay out of yellows, though when it got to the horizon line, I felt I had to do something to enhance the warmth. This is pastel, BTW, on the smooth side of Canson Mi Teintes. 12x18" maybe. Thanks!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2012/111873-sky_homework_week_1.jpg

When I can, I like to do notans to check out the design, I did this on the computer (with a mouse!) first

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jan-2012/111873-photo_2_4value_notan.jpg

KarinKarin
01-23-2012, 10:49 AM
I'm attaching Maria's painting from our Sunday class with Johannes. Of course, the original is amazing and the photo doesn't do it justice, but it will certainly give you an idea of what a great painter Maria is!

I met Maria last summer during a two week plein air course in Northern Ontario. (Yes, to everyone: there were bears.) She spoke endlessly about how great Johannes is as a teacher. I have her to thank for introducing me to this amazing, talented, generous, kind teacher. We are fortunate to be in a small class. Everyone is happy to be there and willing to help each other. And then, with Johannes gentle guidance, we're able to grow quickly, learning all his amazing nuggets!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2012/981132-MIva.jpg

KarinKarin
01-23-2012, 10:51 AM
On Sundays, we all gather in Johannes' studio for an intensive six hour class. It's an amazing experience, with all of us receiving personal instruction and guidance. I'm learning so much! Attached is a sky we did in class. I've never been able to do waves and now, I get it. Oh, and I get skies too!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2012/981132-karinsky.jpg

mlgk
01-23-2012, 11:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2012/161785-Wave I am resubmitting this as you said it was too pixelated to critique. Don't know why but I used a different camera. Made some slight changes after hearing the other critiques. Please consider again if possible.

chodi
01-24-2012, 09:45 AM
Is it too late to post my work for week 1?
I will be able to do so later today.
Hope I will get some critics.

chodi
01-24-2012, 12:11 PM
My picture won't upload.
It is always failing even if the file is not too big.
Could somebody help?

Rosemarie
01-24-2012, 12:20 PM
chodi are you using the image http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2012/2623-bilden_2012-01-24_kl._18.17.46.jpg icon ?
Is the image format jpg or gif format?
Have you posted at least 2 times before trying uploading an image?

chodi
01-24-2012, 12:33 PM
Thank you Rosemarie!
Trying again!

chodi
01-24-2012, 12:48 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jan-2012/990932-076.JPG

Not used to skyscapes and painting sea for the first time.
Some mistakes but happy with the result overall.
Oil on canvas paper.

catinlapaz
01-24-2012, 02:06 PM
Hi,

I don't see the homework for week 2. I would assume it's at the same place....

Thank you.

CatherineOnTheLake
01-24-2012, 07:05 PM
To catinlapaz - Catherine Morgan
To post homework for week 2 there is a new thread called Essentials of Painting Skies Homework Week 2 back on the prior page - it is just above (or below?) this thread. I was trying to paste the link right to you but it seems the site won't allow me to do so. I want to make sure that you find the right spot to post. I think Johannes has a new homework thread started each time. I hope this is helpful to you. And good luck with your homework BTW. (I am on my 3rd attempt this week...!) :)

mlgk
01-25-2012, 11:13 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2012/161785-_Wave-3 http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2012/161785-Wave I am resubmitting this as you said it was too pixelated to critique. Don't know why but I used a different camera. Made some slight changes after hearing the other critiques. Please consider again if possible.

I made this darker. Hopefully this will help.

catinlapaz
01-25-2012, 06:40 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2012/145950-Essentials_of_Painting_Skies2_001Resized.jpg

Here is my second attempt without toast in the sky.

Thank you.

rosehip
01-26-2012, 01:16 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2012/213294-IMG_2320_cropped.jpg
This is my final attempt to post this... tried unsuccessfully last week. Probably too late for critique, but I do want to figure out this posting thing!

rosehip
01-26-2012, 02:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2012/213294-IMG_2322resized.jpg
I have made a few changes here...blended and softened the color of the clouds. I realized I had way too much paint on there. As it started to dry I was able to blend a bit better. I still see cloned shapes. Lots to learn! I'm enjoying these webinars. Thank you Johannes!

Jessica M
01-27-2012, 07:26 PM
Thank you so much for these classes Johannes! I have attended a number of your webinars since the winter/spring of 2011 and have learned so much. I finally decided it was time to get serious, become a member, and post some homework.

Jessica M
01-27-2012, 07:33 PM
I realize this is last week's assignment. I painted last friday and never got it uploaded before the webinar. If it is too late for critiques that's fine. At least, as rosehip said, I will learn this "posting thing"!

Jessica M
01-27-2012, 08:00 PM
I will admit I am rather new to the world of oils. Thanks to your cloud demonstration, Johannes, skies have become more exciting and understandable!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/1011452-IMG_6375.JPG

Sienna black
01-27-2012, 09:09 PM
I am reposting this hoping the pic comes out better. Thanks for a great course Jo. :clap:
Sonia Palik

Susan Peltonen
01-28-2012, 12:34 AM
Johannes, here is my resubmission as per your request.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/153022-original2.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/153022-re-do1.jpg
I tried knocking back the overall orange tone, and changed the configuration of some of the clouds. I also re-worked the water and took out the large wave on the lower right. I really struggled with this picture, trying hard to remember all the rules. I'm not very happy with the overall look of it. There is more I would like to change, but I'm tired of working on it. I had such a hard time with the paper. It was very difficult to work on because of it's odd texture. I also realized that I didn't have the correct pastel hues that I needed. I don't like the harsh orange look that I kept getting. I wanted it to be more peachy, but I couldn't get there with what I had available. I originally posted that this was done on Canson paper, but it was done on Strathmore. I have some Canson that I think I will try next time.

Johannes Instructor
01-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Johannes, here is my resubmission as per your request.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/153022-original2.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/153022-re-do1.jpg
I tried knocking back the overall orange tone, and changed the configuration of some of the clouds. I also re-worked the water and took out the large wave on the lower right. I really struggled with this picture, trying hard to remember all the rules. I'm not very happy with the overall look of it. There is more I would like to change, but I'm tired of working on it. I had such a hard time with the paper. It was very difficult to work on because of it's odd texture. I also realized that I didn't have the correct pastel hues that I needed. I don't like the harsh orange look that I kept getting. I wanted it to be more peachy, but I couldn't get there with what I had available. I originally posted that this was done on Canson paper, but it was done on Strathmore. I have some Canson that I think I will try next time.

Too me it is much better than what you give credit for it. I am quite pleased with the sky.

Johannes Instructor
01-28-2012, 09:08 AM
I will admit I am rather new to the world of oils. Thanks to your cloud demonstration, Johannes, skies have become more exciting and understandable!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/1011452-IMG_6375.JPG
Good, you are thinking fron to back but apply atmospheric perspective as the planes recede.

Johannes Instructor
01-28-2012, 09:09 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2012/161785-Wave I am resubmitting this as you said it was too pixelated to critique. Don't know why but I used a different camera. Made some slight changes after hearing the other critiques. Please consider again if possible.
Still too pixlelated. It's not the camera. You need to save the file about 100 KB

mlgk
01-30-2012, 12:23 PM
Still too pixlelated. It's not the camera. You need to save the file about 100 KB
Thanks I will try that. I didn't know what was causing it.

pacificNW
01-30-2012, 01:40 PM
Susan, I really like your new sky. :)

Johannes, here is my resubmission as per your request.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/153022-original2.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2012/153022-re-do1.jpg
I tried knocking back the overall orange tone, and changed the configuration of some of the clouds. I also re-worked the water and took out the large wave on the lower right. I really struggled with this picture, trying hard to remember all the rules. I'm not very happy with the overall look of it. There is more I would like to change, but I'm tired of working on it. I had such a hard time with the paper. It was very difficult to work on because of it's odd texture. I also realized that I didn't have the correct pastel hues that I needed. I don't like the harsh orange look that I kept getting. I wanted it to be more peachy, but I couldn't get there with what I had available. I originally posted that this was done on Canson paper, but it was done on Strathmore. I have some Canson that I think I will try next time.

*Deirdre*
01-30-2012, 04:21 PM
Not sure if I'm in the right thread...but I thought I should post my WIP of the clouds homework...better late than never?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2012/33616-johannes-homework.gif
Not started on the land yet...Soft Pastel on Colourfix dark blue paper.

Johannes Instructor
01-30-2012, 10:39 PM
Not sure if I'm in the right thread...but I thought I should post my WIP of the clouds homework...better late than never?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2012/33616-johannes-homework.gif
Not started on the land yet...Soft Pastel on Colourfix dark blue paper.
The cloud above seems manufactured. Reshape it to look more natural.

Jessica M
01-31-2012, 10:30 PM
Wow! Thank you for taking time to critique my late homework Johannes! I was thrilled to see your reply last Saturday.
I tried to soften the edges on the distant mountains. Should I have made them cooler and/or lighter?
Thank you for all you put into making these classes so helpful.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2012/1011452-IMG_6408.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2012/1011452-IMG_6405.JPG

Johannes Instructor
01-31-2012, 11:14 PM
Wow! Thank you for taking time to critique my late homework Johannes! I was thrilled to see your reply last Saturday.
I tried to soften the edges on the distant mountains. Should I have made them cooler and/or lighter?
Thank you for all you put into making these classes so helpful.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2012/1011452-IMG_6408.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2012/1011452-IMG_6405.JPG
I see the background mountains are fine. I would make the evergrees more violet though.

Johannes Instructor
02-03-2012, 10:44 PM
Not sure if I'm in the right thread...but I thought I should post my WIP of the clouds homework...better late than never?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2012/33616-johannes-homework.gif
Not started on the land yet...Soft Pastel on Colourfix dark blue paper.

Will I get to see the finished painting?

*Deirdre*
02-04-2012, 12:06 AM
It's not in the bin...yet!:evil::lol: Yes...hope to finish tomorrow!

*Deirdre*
02-04-2012, 05:19 PM
Didn't exactly finish it...sky seems OK but will need to either work more on the rest of it...or bin it as planned....seems I want to go dark on the land, but your words keep telling me no darker than a 7!
Here's what I have

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Feb-2012/33616-johannes-homework1.gif

Johannes Instructor
02-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Didn't exactly finish it...sky seems OK but will need to either work more on the rest of it...or bin it as planned....seems I want to go dark on the land, but your words keep telling me no darker than a 7!
Here's what I have

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Feb-2012/33616-johannes-homework1.gif
Yes, that sky looks much better. The line on top of the mountain is good too. I feel the mountain could be more compatible with the hue of the cloud. I would shift it more towards the blue violet not violet itself.

Jessica M
02-07-2012, 10:47 PM
Thanks, Johannes. I struggled with those trees for a while but I think I've got it now.

*Deirdre*
02-08-2012, 12:55 PM
This actually looks a bit better in real life, not sure why it should, still looks a bit raw, and not well bedded in.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2012/33616-johannes-homework2.gif

Johannes Instructor
02-08-2012, 07:49 PM
This actually looks a bit better in real life, not sure why it should, still looks a bit raw, and not well bedded in.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2012/33616-johannes-homework2.gif
Want to create a real neat effect? Add an orange shimmer to a section of the water as if the sun is hitting that area. You will love it.

painteriam
02-09-2012, 01:29 PM
I am a newbie to Johannes' classes and this forum. There are many puzzling aspects to the procedures for me, the uninitiated.
I am enjoying your paintings and although the Painting Skies course has ended, I continue to work through all he taught us.