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If you go to the link http://improvemypaintings.com/ and click on watch free live class --top left there is a link to the reference images....
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Just log in at 11:30 AM EDT. No need to register. Just go to http://improvemypaintings.com and click on "Watch Free Live Class"

Thank you Jo !
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I have personal students that come to my studio for classes. I came up with the idea that because I am painting and teaching why not let everyone in on these live classes. They are informal in relaxed social atmosphere. But you will feel you are in the studio with me and my students. The classes are 6 hours. So it you are an obsessive artist, this is for you. The one on April 15 will be free. The other neat thing about this is because of the time length you can paint along with us. Just put your monitor next to your painting. I will provide the reference photo before the class. April 15 is free. After that the idea is to charge a decent fee to continue visiting these classes. Let's see if you like it. Here is the link again:
http://improvemypaintings.com/UstreamFeed.html
April 15 at 11:30 AM EDT


Hi Johannes, Question? you have two conflicting times...
I might as well give you the link now.
http://improvemypaintings.com/UstreamFeed.html
1st - The broadcast will be Sunday April 22 at 11:30 PM EDT. - You are all welcome to take this free class.
I know its on 15 April...
2nd - Then next message you say April 15 at 11:30 AM EDT
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Hi Johannes, Question? you have two conflicting times...
I might as well give you the link now.
http://improvemypaintings.com/UstreamFeed.html
1st - The broadcast will be Sunday April 22 at 11:30 PM EDT. - You are all welcome to take this free class.
I know its on 15 April...
2nd - Then next message you say April 15 at 11:30 AM EDT
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Is it 11.30am or 11.30pm - EDT - as I live in New Zealand it mean I get up at either 3.30am Monday morning or - 3.30pm Monday afternoon... ~ Barbara

It will be on two dates, both April 15 and April 22 (different class, different ref photo; NOT just a repeat). On each of those dates it will be at 11:30 am EDT. (I am sure that's a horrible time for you!)
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Hi Jo! I hope you are having a great week. I am so excited about the open-studio class tomorrow. The paints are lined up (your palette) and ready to squeeze onto my palette, and a canvas is on the easel. See you in the AM!

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It will be on two dates, both April 15 and April 22 (different class, different ref photo; NOT just a repeat). On each of those dates it will be at 11:30 am EDT. (I am sure that's a horrible time for you!)


Hello Sherrysherman, Thank you
Yes it very early 3.30am NZ time -but well worth it, I'm looking forward to tomorrows class... ~ Barbara
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Hello Sherrysherman, Thank you
Yes it very early 3.30am NZ time -but well worth it, I'm looking forward to tomorrows class... ~ Barbara

I'll be joining you at 3.30 am Barbara and agree - it will be well worth it.
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Johannes,
I couldn't join the Sunday paint-along until it was over and you were painting on someone's picture. I saw the photo for the class. Would you please post YOUR version of it so I could see what you did with the photo in your art work?
Thanks, Kathy
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I've got two questions.

1) Can I use concave indentations on the front surface of a rock?

Throughout "Essentials of Painting Rocks" and earlier in Trees and other courses you've insisted on avoiding concave edges on abstract shapes. I kept thinking about flint, chert and other rocks, some of them beautiful, that naturally fracture along a graceful curve. It occurred to me today that if I turn the bit of flint so the concave section is facing me, it's an indentation that gives 3D depth - described only by the shading of the modeling shadows.

Is that what you mean by "No concave lines"? Just watch for them in the outline of the abstract shapes, not avoid them in creating depressions and projections in the front surface of the rock?

2) Can I use reflected colors from sky, foliage, nearby flowers and warm ground to paint 'concrete gray' or other neutral color rocks (black, white) without making them dull and monochrome?"

The simple answer to dull rocks seems to be to paint them all with the warm earths - yellow ochre, iron oxide reds, burnt sienna and so on. But I've painted a lot of white and black cats, gray cats, other neutral color objects. If I heighten the reflected colors is that another effective way to break up the monotony of boring looking rocks?

Thank you for doing a streaming demo again on the 22nd. I made it to this one but didn't feel up to painting along, had the shakes from pain and my hands ached. Hopefully next week I can paint. This might beat up my Internet bill but it might be worth it too. I should probably check online to find out how much access I used.
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Johannes, thank you for the wonderful class Sunday. I painted along with you but did not get finished. I got behind with the grass foreground and did not finish. (Really looking forward to your next session on painting Grass and Snow! It is quite a trouble-spot for me with larger areas of grass.)
Did I hear you correctly that you plan to post the video somewhere to be viewed? I hope so, but if not could you post your finished painting for those of us who got behind? Thanks for all of the wonderful instruction! Joanne Cook
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Hi Johannes, Question? you have two conflicting times...
I might as well give you the link now.
http://improvemypaintings.com/UstreamFeed.html
1st - The broadcast will be Sunday April 22 at 11:30 PM EDT. - You are all welcome to take this free class.
I know its on 15 April...
2nd - Then next message you say April 15 at 11:30 AM EDT
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Is it 11.30am or 11.30pm - EDT - as I live in New Zealand it mean I get up at either 3.30am Monday morning or - 3.30pm Monday afternoon... ~ Barbara

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I've got two questions.

1) Can I use concave indentations on the front surface of a rock?

Throughout "Essentials of Painting Rocks" and earlier in Trees and other courses you've insisted on avoiding concave edges on abstract shapes. I kept thinking about flint, chert and other rocks, some of them beautiful, that naturally fracture along a graceful curve. It occurred to me today that if I turn the bit of flint so the concave section is facing me, it's an indentation that gives 3D depth - described only by the shading of the modeling shadows.

Is that what you mean by "No concave lines"? Just watch for them in the outline of the abstract shapes, not avoid them in creating depressions and projections in the front surface of the rock?


2) Can I use reflected colors from sky, foliage, nearby flowers and warm ground to paint 'concrete gray' or other neutral color rocks (black, white) without making them dull and monochrome?"

The simple answer to dull rocks seems to be to paint them all with the warm earths - yellow ochre, iron oxide reds, burnt sienna and so on. But I've painted a lot of white and black cats, gray cats, other neutral color objects. If I heighten the reflected colors is that another effective way to break up the monotony of boring looking rocks?

Thank you for doing a streaming demo again on the 22nd. I made it to this one but didn't feel up to painting along, had the shakes from pain and my hands ached. Hopefully next week I can paint. This might beat up my Internet bill but it might be worth it too. I should probably check online to find out how much access I used.

Answer to first question
As long as you don't show a happy smile in the rock unless it is angled by straight lines rather than curved ones.
Answer to second question
I would not relfect a gray sky. I would reflect a blue sky.
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Johannes,
I was told that last Sunday's paint along would be made available to us as a free download. I couldn't attend and would love to get that download. Is it true that it will be made available, and, if so, when and where?
Kathy
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Hi Jo. I've read through this thread, but I am still not sure: Will there be a charge for the class on April 22? I wasn't able to attend April 15. if so, how much will it be?
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