WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Media > Watercolor > Watercolor Studio
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-01-2017, 03:05 AM
Yorky's Avatar
Yorky Yorky is offline
Administrator
ORMSKIRK, Lancashire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 93,386
 
Hails from United Kingdom
December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

This month's challenge is a wonderful panorama near Glenorchy in the South Island, New Zealand. I saw a video by Graeme Stevenson on Colour in your Life by John Crump who painted a panorama nearby. I hope you like it.

Street View Link:https://goo.gl/maps/2Kz2N9pXLPM2



Here's my version that I did in class and finished by repainting the foreground at home, 1/8 sheet on 200lb Saunders Waterford rough paper. I extended the foreground after zooming in on the scene.



Doug
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-01-2017, 02:24 PM
Lyndylu's Avatar
Lyndylu Lyndylu is offline
Senior Member
Oregon
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 295
 
Hails from United States
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Beautiful scenery! It's on the other side of the world, but it looks like home.
__________________
Lyndylu
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-01-2017, 02:47 PM
Yorky's Avatar
Yorky Yorky is offline
Administrator
ORMSKIRK, Lancashire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 93,386
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Yes, the Southern Alps on the South Island are very beautiful. I couldn't get enough of the scenery when we visited.

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-01-2017, 07:44 PM
ArtsyMom's Avatar
ArtsyMom ArtsyMom is offline
WC! Guide
New York City
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4,990
 
Hails from Puerto Rico
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Doug, this is a beautiful scene and will be trying it soon.
Like your version especially the little sheep.
__________________


LIL
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-02-2017, 01:23 AM
Yorky's Avatar
Yorky Yorky is offline
Administrator
ORMSKIRK, Lancashire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 93,386
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

I confess I had to touch up the sheep with white gouache when repainting the grass even though I had used masking fluid first time.

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-02-2017, 05:22 AM
DickHutchings's Avatar
DickHutchings DickHutchings is offline
Veteran Member
RI - Rhode Island
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 521
 
Hails from United States
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Well, you confessed so well let it go this time. I've got to try masking fluid. Did you use it for the mountains? They look great.
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-02-2017, 05:58 AM
ArtySinger's Avatar
ArtySinger ArtySinger is offline
Senior Member
Praia Da Luz,Algarve
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 384
 
Hails from Portugal
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Nice one Doug.I shall have a go at this.
__________________
Sandie
Watercolor condenses time and consolidates experience. (Frank Marcello)
www.sandiecroftart.com
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-02-2017, 06:18 AM
Yorky's Avatar
Yorky Yorky is offline
Administrator
ORMSKIRK, Lancashire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 93,386
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

No Dick, I just painted the shadowed areas and left the white of the paper for the snow.

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #9   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-02-2017, 06:48 AM
DickHutchings's Avatar
DickHutchings DickHutchings is offline
Veteran Member
RI - Rhode Island
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 521
 
Hails from United States
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

This is an awesome challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone else does with it. I'm sure I'll have to spend some extra time on this one.

Have to go shopping today and get a new pad and some paint tubes to refill the empty trays. Oh yeah and some masking fluid.

Thank you Doug for hosting this. I really look forward to these.

Last edited by DickHutchings : 12-02-2017 at 06:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #10   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-02-2017, 07:00 AM
Yorky's Avatar
Yorky Yorky is offline
Administrator
ORMSKIRK, Lancashire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 93,386
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

I must confess I did a 22x11˝ landscape version but I wasn't happy with it, it looked rather bland. That's why I tried adding texture to the foreground on the smaller one, overdid it and had to reglaze it to reduce the texture:



Doug
Reply With Quote
  #11   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-03-2017, 06:10 PM
redfir redfir is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 41
 
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

My first sheep. 9X12 Arches 140 lb CP



Never tried to paint a sheep before. It looks a bit better than my photo appears.

Red.
Reply With Quote
  #12   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-03-2017, 06:22 PM
Yorky's Avatar
Yorky Yorky is offline
Administrator
ORMSKIRK, Lancashire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 93,386
 
Hails from United Kingdom
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Bravo for giving it a go. Sheep are like that, they always keep an eye on you when you approach.

Doug
Reply With Quote
  #13   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-03-2017, 07:36 PM
CaliAnn CaliAnn is online now
Lord of the Arts
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 2,680
 
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

wow Doug - that's awesome, the colors are simply divine!
Good job Red - your sheep is great!
Reply With Quote
  #14   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-04-2017, 08:38 AM
DickHutchings's Avatar
DickHutchings DickHutchings is offline
Veteran Member
RI - Rhode Island
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 521
 
Hails from United States
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Very cool interpretation Red! The log and stump are a nice addition.
Reply With Quote
  #15   Report Bad Post  
Old 12-05-2017, 01:02 AM
Lulu's Avatar
Lulu Lulu is offline
A WC! Legend
Aotearoa NZ
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 23,541
 
Re: December 2017 Watercolor Challenge - Dart Valley, NZ

Yay!! Great memories of this trip with you and Ruth.
Love the paintings.
__________________
Proud to be Kiwi

Carpe Diem!
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.