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Johannes Instructor

02-12-2012, 08:42 AM

Here is the reference photo for your homework. Don't forget to indicate the top part of the stream so the water does not seem like it comes out of a rock.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Feb-2012/135220-DSC02841.JPG


Sienna black

02-12-2012, 10:12 AM

Yikes, this will be my first waterfall, what a challenge! (Sonia Z Palik)


jezurus

02-12-2012, 10:53 AM

Beautiful picture!


ckball

02-12-2012, 12:06 PM

Thank you so much for sharing you incrediable talent for free. I am a novice painter, self taught and didn't start painting until 7 or 8 years ago and due to life's circumstances I haven't always had to the time to paint as often as I would like to. I lost my home in a fire Jan 2010 and lost all my art work. Now I am ready to paint again, so thank you for inspiring me to try again.
Here is a link to my website where I have posted pics of my art, thank goodness I did this as I lost all my photos and the art work in the fire. I just saw I am not allowed to post links until I have posted 2 times. So just type ckballmylife in google and you will find the site, the album named Snowy Creek has my art work.

I would appreciate any comments that any one would like to make. If you click on the Photo Gallery once on the site you will see photos that I had taken as well. I live in a beautiful place and had about 50,000 photos at one time, please browse them and if you would like to use any of them to paint, please let me know. Thank you and look forward to the class and getting to know all of you. Carla


ckball

02-12-2012, 12:10 PM

Since I am new here I need to post so I can be allowed to post my homework. I have a second website called Carla's Stained Glass Creations, just type it in google and you will find it. I started out doing stained glass, but again late in life and self taught. I lost all my tools and supplies in the fire so no longer do it but had some peices in a art gallery so those are now hanging in my new home. I appreciate and comments you would like to make. I am just trying to share who I am and learn more to be inspired by seeing others work too. Thanks-Carla


mjellis64

02-12-2012, 12:40 PM

Will have to try this! Thank you, Johannes, for conducting these webinars. Wish I had known about them from the beginning but I see you are conducting a workshop in Green Bay, maybe I can attend that and meet you in person. I also have purchased all of your prior webinars; they have been very helpful. I just starting painting a couple of years ago and am doing the community ed route; luckily I have met a lot of talented artists (like you and others in this forum) who are happy to share artistic pointers!


aolaranora

02-12-2012, 01:40 PM

Oh, WOW! This will be an "easy one"!...( NOT!... )

Sure! Master picked up whole 100% of night mare of painting waterfall from the picture!

Thankssss!... :lol:


gerimia

02-12-2012, 01:54 PM

Thanks for all the info you are giving us. Looking forward to trying this waterfall. Hard to do in a vertical format , but will try. If I enough can ever learn how to submit photos for critique , might get brave enough to submit some of my work. Gerimia from NC


imaginationcounts

02-12-2012, 02:07 PM

I will have to try this one too... Its beautiful


hallie

02-12-2012, 02:23 PM

Thank you so much for sharing you incrediable talent for free. I am a novice painter, self taught and didn't start painting until 7 or 8 years ago and due to life's circumstances I haven't always had to the time to paint as often as I would like to. I lost my home in a fire Jan 2010 and lost all my art work. Now I am ready to paint again, so thank you for inspiring me to try again.
Here is a link to my website where I have posted pics of my art, thank goodness I did this as I lost all my photos and the art work in the fire. I just saw I am not allowed to post links until I have posted 2 times. So just type ckballmylife in google and you will find the site, the album named Snowy Creek has my art work.

I would appreciate any comments that any one would like to make. If you click on the Photo Gallery once on the site you will see photos that I had taken as well. I live in a beautiful place and had about 50,000 photos at one time, please browse them and if you would like to use any of them to paint, please let me know. Thank you and look forward to the class and getting to know all of you. Carla
Went to your website and I especially like #37, your latest piece that you did before the fire. I like the feeling of depth that you created in that piece. I am new here too. I hope I can post work for critique on this latest subject that Johannes has posted, even if it's not finished.
Delilah


ceswhiz

02-12-2012, 04:26 PM

Well, this photo should be interesting to try to paint. I am a newbie at this, so hope I can do a passable job. I am not sure how to go about posting a picture of the homework, once it is done...maybe someone else who has done it before could let me know. Thanks,
Rosella


*Deirdre*

02-12-2012, 05:07 PM

Good ref Johannes....where is it? I mean what is the name of the waterfall?


cmedford

02-12-2012, 05:19 PM

Wow! This will be challenging. I'm ready for my first try. Too bad I haven't watched the DVD on how to paint rocks. I'll give it a whirl anyway. :lol:


Johannes Instructor

02-12-2012, 06:37 PM

Good ref Johannes....where is it? I mean what is the name of the waterfall?
Somewhere behind Jenny Lake in Teton National Park. I don't know if it has a name.


*Deirdre*

02-12-2012, 08:29 PM

Somewhere behind Jenny Lake in Teton National Park. I don't know if it has a name.
Jo...no wonder you love Teton National Park...and Jenny lake and Gosh...there so much there - you are so lucky to be able to paint there...I've just been for an hour long ramble using Google Earth.(I'm exhausted already!!:D ).Thought I'd get a general overview before I attempt to paint one of it's features......It's a magnificent area! I've found the fabulous Hidden Falls...and Jackson Hole....and lots of other fabulous scenes you haven't talked about yet....YOU ARE SO LUCKY to be able to paint there! Lots of people have put their photos of the area on Google Earth...and you can actually view it at street level but the off road photos are better. I wonder if I can persuade my husband to move there? (With me of course!:lol: )


Johannes Instructor

02-12-2012, 08:59 PM

Jo...no wonder you love Teton National Park...and Jenny lake and Gosh...there so much there - you are so lucky to be able to paint there...I've just been for an hour long ramble using Google Earth.(I'm exhausted already!!:D ).Thought I'd get a general overview before I attempt to paint one of it's features......It's a magnificent area! I've found the fabulous Hidden Falls...and Jackson Hole....and lots of other fabulous scenes you haven't talked about yet....YOU ARE SO LUCKY to be able to paint there! Lots of people have put their photos of the area on Google Earth...and you can actually view it at street level but the off road photos are better. I wonder if I can persuade my husband to move there? (With me of course!:lol: )

Good luck if you can find a house cheaper than 1 million dollars! However in an RV it is a breeze.


aolaranora

02-12-2012, 09:26 PM

Good luck if you can find a house cheaper than 1 million dollars! However in an RV it is a breeze.


Don't have an RV... but we took a drive down in a rented car and stayed in cheap but nice place in Jackson.Drove around every day and I'm soooo looking to go back... It IS magnificent! And it was so great to see everything after we took our "landscape" course in 2010. One familiar looking place after another... just like meeting of old friends.
Guys, if you can, you have to go. Life-time experience!


Sonni

02-12-2012, 10:13 PM

Hi Johannes. Nice photo. I see about three paintings in it. Guess that means some editing is going to happen. Jenny Lake, huh. Been up around there many years ago. You didn't happen to hike up behind Grand Teton and look across at it did you? That's an experience. Fairly easy hike up, not mtn climbing. Then at the top there's a huge gap (and very strong wind). Across the gap is the face of Grand Teton. Feels like you can almost reach out and touch it. Enough to knock your socks off. If you ever go back, you go in from the Idaho side from a town called Alta. I think we drove up Teton Cyn road and at the end, there's a trail leading to the top of the mountain behind Grand Teton.


nicker312

02-12-2012, 11:10 PM

Hello from Oregon. I really have enjoyed and appreciated your instruction Johannes! Thank you so much.

I work in oil, pastel, pen & ink and pencil. I also have a pottery studio. I am trying to kick start my painting again after several years of being away from it. My last painting was done in oils 9 years ago, but I love working in pastel and I'm excited about next Saturday's class in pastel.

I'm looking forward to the homework assignment and seeing what others create also. I've never painted a waterfall...after 9 years, this is going to be an interesting challenge to say the least! I hope to learn to loosen up my style. I also train horses and "harmony" is a major part of successful training.

I appreciate the way you credit and compliment the other professional artists Johanne. I am familiar with their work and I am so glad I found your site. Thank you for your generous gift of knowledge!


nougat

02-13-2012, 04:17 AM

Thank you so much for sharing you incrediable talent for free. I am a novice painter, self taught and didn't start painting until 7 or 8 years ago and due to life's circumstances I haven't always had to the time to paint as often as I would like to. I lost my home in a fire Jan 2010 and lost all my art work. Now I am ready to paint again, so thank you for inspiring me to try again.
Here is a link to my website where I have posted pics of my art, thank goodness I did this as I lost all my photos and the art work in the fire. I just saw I am not allowed to post links until I have posted 2 times. So just type ckballmylife in google and you will find the site, the album named Snowy Creek has my art work.

I would appreciate any comments that any one would like to make. If you click on the Photo Gallery once on the site you will see photos that I had taken as well. I live in a beautiful place and had about 50,000 photos at one time, please browse them and if you would like to use any of them to paint, please let me know. Thank you and look forward to the class and getting to know all of you. Carla


i am sorry you suffered this devastating loss and glad you are able to paint again. i will have a look at your websites this evening when i have some free time.
i'm glad you've found johannes' classes.
welcome to wet canvas :)


nougat

02-13-2012, 04:21 AM

beautiful photo Johannes!
this will be the first waterfall i've ever painted....a huge challange!!


Hi Johannes, I wonder if we are supposed to post our homework here... don't see any submissions, yet found some in the critique thread..

Anyway, my first try painting waterfalls in watercolor , in mini size about 6x9", after sketching loosely from your ref photo, stretching in height etc. I wonder if the rocks are too busy? I want ruthless critics :evil: before I start the next try...
Colors ultramarine blue, indian red, paynes gray (blueish), some undefinied green. Most Winsor & Newton, paper is Arches.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2012/171274-m_IMG_3289.jpg

Despite of paying attention to abstract forms I still find some.... Another question is if the two waterfalls are too similar in size? And do they look like waterfalls at all...? Used a touch of white pastel to soften those parts where the water crushes down, as my wet-in-wet did not quite work. I believe one major issue is the painting is too small, so it's difficult to use bold brush strokes :o


Johannes Instructor

02-13-2012, 11:09 AM

Hi Johannes, I wonder if we are supposed to post our homework here... don't see any submissions, yet found some in the critique thread..

Anyway, my first try painting waterfalls in watercolor , in mini size about 6x9", after sketching loosely from your ref photo, stretching in height etc. I wonder if the rocks are too busy? I want ruthless critics :evil: before I start the next try...
Colors ultramarine blue, indian red, paynes gray (blueish), some undefinied green. Most Winsor & Newton, paper is Arches.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2012/171274-m_IMG_3289.jpg

Despite of paying attention to abstract forms I still find some.... Another question is if the two waterfalls are too similar in size? And do they look like waterfalls at all...? Used a touch of white pastel to soften those parts where the water crushes down, as my wet-in-wet did not quite work. I believe one major issue is the painting is too small, so it's difficult to use bold brush strokes :o
That's why you need to resize different areas and not let the photo dictate. I will comment on homework submissions in class.


Bjorngunnarschou

02-13-2012, 12:50 PM

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Parasolka

02-13-2012, 01:04 PM

Hi everyone:clap:
this is my homework1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Feb-2012/999602-homework1.jpg


Lyudmila


LadyMadonna

02-13-2012, 01:36 PM

I left your photo early on during the painting process and made my own world up. I feel this took on a life of its own and was in danger of being dramatically overworked so I stopped. Why is so difficult to stop?
This an acrylic underpainting with oils and Liquin layer in between.


robertsloan2

02-13-2012, 03:45 PM

Beautiful photo reference for homework, thank you, Johannes! Looking forward to painting from this one. I'm getting ideas already!


henriquesouza

02-14-2012, 05:24 AM

Thanks again for another great webinar! I saw your oil demo and you use in the first layer acrylics. I cannot use acrylics because give BIG headaches...because this I was thinking use cobalt drier for this first layer, do you have any recommendations about how to use this? Thanks for yor help!


shrswmn

02-14-2012, 06:53 AM

This was difficult for me. I don't think it's finished, but I'm setting it aside until after I hear what you have to say about it. I'm including the photo---it's Banias waterfall, one of the headwaters of the Jordan River. The painting is soft pastel, 11x14in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2012/973438-banias-waterfall.jpg2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6340.JPG


Susi B

02-14-2012, 10:04 AM

Good luck if you can find a house cheaper than 1 million dollars! However in an RV it is a breeze.

Deirdre, I was lucky to paint with Jo and Kenny for a few days in the Tetons NP last summer - what a great experience! In addition to spending time with them and Patty - there's a scene to paint in every direction of pretty much every spot of that park! It's well worth renting a camper (so you can store all your wet canvasses and sleep next to the moose, moosi?) and spending a few weeks there.

Susi B
www.SusiHavensBezaire.com (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/www.SusiHavensBezaire.com)


painter 55

02-14-2012, 10:40 AM

The Jordan River headwaters Banias photo is gorgeous. What a magnificent site. Thank you for sharing that, Barbara. There is a lot there and I can see why it may be difficult to paint
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crazywoman53

02-14-2012, 11:33 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2012/137465-Waterfall-1.jpg

Pastel 8 x 10

This is my first ever waterfall and as such I am not too dissappointed in it but see things I could improve on. Not sure I am happy with the water as it approaches the waterfall but not quite sure whether the water should be slowed down there or receded more or what. Looking forward to your critque on Sat. Christine


beart

02-14-2012, 12:12 PM

Homework for class of Feb 11th, I tried using the Windsor Red, W cad yel lt, Ultra Marine blue for the most part and no black. I added yel ocher yel pale, burnt sienna, raw siena, a D Purple. I did the acrylics first, than liquin, and then oils. I had trouble getting darks as I usually used burnt umber but I pushed it away. I think my picture looks more like a flood. Please comment.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2012/88528-IMG_1294.jpg


honeypainter1

02-14-2012, 03:12 PM

Hi everyone, I'm very new here & only started painting over a couple a months ago. I did the skies class & learned a lot. But I never have posted my paintings for critique. I'm a very realist painter which is a big difference from what/how Johannes paints. But I'm open to new learning. I'm disabled so learning from someone of Johannes caliber for free is an absolute blessing. I don't have any painting buddies, I live in po-dunk USA, on the western slope of Colorado. The great thing about Colorado is there is so much of a marvel of beautiful landscapes, as well as being so varied. So my username is Honeypainter1, but my name is Erin. I read all of your conversations to each other & would be glad for the support & comraderie, that so many of you seem to share. Thank you Johannes for what you give of so freely. I don't find that here. I've been told I'm an excellent painter & have a woman who wants to sell my paintings come the beginning of the spring/summer season in Ouray, CO; as many as I can bring her. But I'm so new & I get afraid of being ridiculed. Since I've never had any lessons till last month. I'm self taught as I read someone else say. Maybe, no not maybe, I will learn more of different styles & different mediums. Thanks for letting me blather on, put it down to being nervous. If there is someone on the western slope of Colorado in the Grand Junction/Delta/Montrose area, please contact me, I need a painting buddy.:wave: :o


ckball

02-14-2012, 03:56 PM

Hello everyone and wow there are some beautiful waterfalls painted here. While mine is quite different than the photo I was struggling as I am not a "loose" artist-lol. It has been so long since I have painted and oils are not my thing and only have a few tubes from a kit I bought after my house burned down. I love pastels and did this in oil pastels on poster board-don't shudder-lol, but I only have a few canvas's that I am saving. I bought a large package of poster boards at a estate sale a while back for $1 so couldn't go wrong. I did use oils on top to do the water.

Thank you Halllie and Nougat for your comments. Hallie I think the painting you are talking about it from a book from Johannes's as he has one very similar on his site. I work PT for a lady that does estate sales and 2 weeks before my fire she had one that was from a hoarder that was an artist. I bought 20 North Light books and misc art books for $1.00 each! But lost them in the fire and I know some were Joahanne's.

I appreciate any comments or advice and look forward to Sat's class since it is pastels. Thanks-Carlahttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2012/127591-waterfall_class.jpg


beart

02-14-2012, 04:12 PM

Christine, I think your waterfall looks great, if this is the first I can't wait to see the next one.


ceswhiz

02-14-2012, 05:20 PM

Christine, I like your picture as well. It looks very inviting. I also love the picture of the Banias waterfall from Barbara. I paint in soft pastel also, so am looking forward to this Saturday's lesson. I am going to try last Saturday's waterfall assignment, in acrylic as I don't have oils and will try to post in the next day or two. Everyone's pictures are looking great and I know we will get wonderful, helpful critiques on Saturday.

Rosella,
Winnipeg, MB


spudsmom

02-14-2012, 07:06 PM

Jo,

Did you post the oil painting you did in Saturday's class anywhere?

I'm in the middle of my homework assignment and need to look at your's once again. My rocks came out pretty well and I'm now working the water but may have it too dark. This is my second oil painting and it has been fun. Still learning to mix the oils and may have the whole picture too dark but, I can see depth in the rocks!
I do get to a point where I worry about ruining my picture and fortunately it makes me walk away from it for a day or so. I'm there now!

Thanks for all of your help!

Sherri


ckball

02-14-2012, 07:26 PM

Hello everyone and wow there are some beautiful waterfalls painted here. While mine is quite different than the photo I was struggling as I am not a "loose" artist-lol. It has been so long since I have painted and oils are not my thing and only have a few tubes from a kit I bought after my house burned down. I love pastels and did this in oil pastels on poster board-don't shudder-lol, but I only have a few canvas's that I am saving. I bought a large package of poster boards at a estate sale a while back for $1 so couldn't go wrong. I did use oils on top to do the water.

Thank you Halllie and Nougat for your comments. Hallie I think the painting you are talking about it from a book from Johannes's as he has one very similar on his site. I work PT for a lady that does estate sales and 2 weeks before my fire she had one that was from a hoarder that was an artist. I bought 20 North Light books and misc art books for $1.00 each! But lost them in the fire and I know some were Joahanne's.

I appreciate any comments or advice and look forward to Sat's class since it is pastels. Thanks-Carla

I deleted my first one as it didn't photograph well and made a few changes. It is a 16 x 20 and it is hard to photograph


KarinKarin

02-14-2012, 07:55 PM

Hi Johannes,

I completed the homework, but can't post the image. I've been trying for a number of hours. Perhaps since I haven't posted for a bit, this isn't working. I'll post twice to see if that helps. Apologies to everyone for the posts.
Karin

Update: I was able to post after I changed my browser from Google Chrome to FireFox.


KarinKarin

02-14-2012, 08:00 PM

Hi Johannes,

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to last Sunday's class. I'm sorry I missed it. I so enjoy painting with the master! But the snow report didn't sound too promising, and I didn't want to get into snow.

I saw the reference last nite, painted it this afternoon, and have attached my painting.

I probably did the water in the least amount of time. The tricky parts for me were the background trees on the left and determining the colour of the sky. I am disappointed in the trees. I likely painted them about 7 times, each time worse. The only good thing was deciding on the pink sky, so it wouldn't conflict with the water. (I changed it to a sky since I felt it added depth and opened up the image.) The trees on the right are OK, though rough.

What else is wrong? I likely need more variety per inch for the rocks, though I hope I have some in place. The trees (did I mention them?) they are still making me crazy. I tried mist: it turned into something very, very ugly. I was deeply impressed by it, but scraped it off. (I'm getting good at scraping.)

Quite the amazing reference, though it does prove to me the point that you really need to work from your own references: the tiny patch of white in the distance I assume is water--but I can't be sure. I once worked from someone else's reference putting in the shore of a lake, off to the side of a broken down house (the focus of the photo) only to find out that it wasn't a shore, rather another building. And I wasn't the only who 'read' the photo wrong!

See you Sunday. Looking forward to Saturdays' webinar!

Best,
Karin


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2012/981132-wk_1_hmwk_waterfalls.jpg


Pinklady219

02-14-2012, 11:32 PM

Homework week one!! I found out I do my best work at 1:30 am. I liked it yesterday today I am not so sure. I do see some improvements that could be done. It's funny how you get caught up in an area and the golden nuggets fall on the floor. It is only 11:30 maybe that's the problem:lol: . I attached a close up also. Thank you Johannes!
Atelier Acrylics on 12x14 board


robertsloan2

02-15-2012, 02:07 AM

Start of my homework painting. I cropped in very close and started making changes, decided after "cropping" by enlarging the photo and moving the sliders that this would be perfect for a "Notan" style underpainting - leave it white under the light areas and just connect all the darks so it's two simple masses. It's just under 6" x 8" in size so I wanted to keep it simple - and it happened to want only two complex masses. Mid Value and Mid-Dark value are combined but I've got an idea where they go.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/70184-2-14-2012-Waterfall-Sketch-stage.jpg

I'll probably play a bit more with the shapes while I'm painting, but this looks like a good start to me. I won't know till I get there whether I'll need white accents anywhere in the water. I might not. Pastels are good for very light tints instead of pure whites. I could also fiddle with time of day to give all the sunlit areas a golden or rosy glow.

Hm... having defined "rocks" from "water," I'm now completely free to imagine the sun angle different. I just realized that if I've got the sun "behind" me, the more distant rock face could be lighter than the nearby wet rocks, which would be dark anyway. Might try some value mass thumbnails to play with this design before painting, now that I've decided my crop.


shrswmn

02-15-2012, 08:39 AM

Dear Jo--

I'm posting this again because I added a bit but mostly because its a much better, sharper photo. Since this represents the current state of the painting, I hope you'll critique this one, but know I'm more than happy with whatever I get!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6346.JPG

thanks for the comments/compliments. The photo I found is so beautiful its hard to top with a painting. I may try it again after a year or two practice!

Donna/Lady Madonna-- your work gives me pleasure every time I look at them---wonderful waterfalls.

Rob-- thank you for showing us your start--you help me so much--I understand why you want to stop taking notes, but I will miss them.


ninasart

02-15-2012, 08:44 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/947839-100_7881.JPG


ckball

02-15-2012, 10:37 AM

708632Wow I a so impressed to see all the different interpretations of the photo. I am embarrassed to post my drawing again but I did get a better photo of it. I loved the photo that someone else showed, I am sorry, I am horrible with names and memory, that I went back to work in acrylics and my biggest problem is mixing colors. I am horrible at it, I end up with mud. I need a 100 colors already mixed in tubes-lol. I do have several "color recipes" books, but haven't even come close to mastering it. That is why I like pastels, so many colors. I have wasted so much paint. I also thought the point of the lesson was to do it in a portrait type style since that is what Jo did in his demo. I am really looking forward to Sat's class.

Is printing the photo and tracing cheating? This is how I have done many of my other paintings. I have a program that prints out several sheets of paper you cut and tape together to get as big as size as you need. But this drawing is just out of my head and my first oil pastels. I just bought them the week before the class. I do use mineral spirits on the first layers, let it sit over night then add the other layers and then oil paint for the water. I would appreciate any advice in using oil pastels. I am on disability like the other lady in Colorado and can't afford to buy the right things needed for oil painting then waste them trying to mix colors. So I work with what I have. Sorry to go on so much but I am so excited to do art again. Again, thank you Jo for sharing your talent with the world for free! It is a Godsend for me-Carla


Felisa

02-15-2012, 12:28 PM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/122109-waterfalls_homework.jpg

My homework for this week. Thank you for your comments.


hi again,

my second waterfall took a life of it's own, as well :o. I need a fresh approach, maybe I will give myself a 3. try, after seeing some magnificent entries here. And, I'm afraid, this watercolor is more about the rocks than waterfalls... Tried to use abstract shapes and gradient planes and avoid cloning...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/171274-m_IMG_3295mm.jpg

all critics gladly accepted!


crazycatstudio

02-15-2012, 02:53 PM

Here is my homework on painting waterfalls. I appreciate the opportunity to join the free webinars. Please let me know where I can improve. Thanks.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/1021232-Teton_Surprise_800x649.jpg


Pinklady219

02-15-2012, 03:47 PM

Hi, I am re-posting my homework because I didn't like the separated waterfall on the first one. (really I wanted to overwork the darn thing) The darker colors looked washed out what is with this camera. thank you Johannes! Carol


just noticed a cropped version of my watercolor might be better...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/171274-m_IMG_3295mmdd.jpg


Hi J
Thanks again for more great classes! Here is my homework for week 1, with lots of help from my 100 landscapes group.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/40174-ValsTrees33.JPG


LadyMadonna

02-15-2012, 06:45 PM

My second waterfall attempt is more on the abstract side but I hope you can still see the form.


Malinda252

02-15-2012, 07:15 PM

Here is my homework on painting waterfalls. I appreciate the opportunity to join the free webinars. Please let me know where I can improve. Thanks.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/1021232-Teton_Surprise_800x649.jpg

sweet mother mary! this is fantastic... I love it!


painterted

02-15-2012, 10:31 PM

Another great course Johannes. A week ago I ran away from waterfalls, not I like them.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg


bearcreekartist

02-16-2012, 01:42 AM

The homework photo reference is great, guess I better get busy.Yikes.


bearcreekartist

02-16-2012, 01:43 AM

The homework photo reference is great, guess I better get busy.Yikes.:wink2:


Lady Madonna, wonderful, I like your waterfall very. It's abstract but stil. It's just the way I would like to paint.


I used 300 g/m2 Schut paper. Watercolor.
C&C are very welcome.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/421961-waterval_week_1.jpg


jezurus

02-16-2012, 06:01 AM

Good Morning Johannes and fellow painters!
First off I would like to thank Johannes for his excellent teaching, I believe you go far beyond what is expected of you and I see a real concern that your students learn.
Now here is an attempt at the 1st week homework W.I.P., I need to loosen up my painting, has been a real problem for me coming from a technical drawing back round, water has always been a problem for me too, I need to get more movement into it.
Please let me know what I can do to improve!! Thanks for all the
knowledge!:)
16 x 20 oil on canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/157715-W,F_Homework_1.jpg


elisamaria

02-16-2012, 10:50 AM

Jonannes, love your lessons and your teaching. Thank you so much! They are gold! What a challenge with the waterfall. Pastel sticks, Rembrandt and Schmincke on Sennelier Pastel Cart, 9,5" x12,5".
Looking forward to Saturday.
Elisabeth

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/735472-P1070147.JPG


LadyMadonna

02-16-2012, 11:33 AM

Today I added more highlights and lowlights ..knowing when to stop is like a disease !


spudsmom

02-16-2012, 12:22 PM

Another great course Johannes. A week ago I ran away from waterfalls, not I like them.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg

Ted,

I absolutely love your watercolors!
I'm striving to get there and will some day. Thank you for the inspiration!
Sherri


marsva

02-16-2012, 02:16 PM

Jo, Thanks so much for all of you hard work preparing and presenting these classes for us. I have learned so much from you this past year.
This particular assignment was a huge challenge for me.
The photo came out very red on the computer so I tried to adjusted the color to be more accurate. I hope it works!
All I had available was and 8"x8" canvas so I had to work very small.
This is oil paints.


jmcedeno

02-16-2012, 02:49 PM

Another great course Johannes. A week ago I ran away from waterfalls, not I like them.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpgTed, very nice it is wondeful. CONGRATULATIONS!


judyfilarecki

02-16-2012, 05:01 PM

Here is my waterfalls for week one.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/190342-waterfalls1.jpg


jezurus

02-16-2012, 05:34 PM

Ted, very nice it is wondeful. CONGRATULATIONS!
Man, I love this painting!!!

Meant to attach this to Teds Painting!!


ckball

02-16-2012, 06:29 PM

Hello everyone, After seeing the incrediable paintings all of you have submited I was embarrased of my first one, like someone else wrote "it took a life of its own". So I gave it another shot, I will admit I used a little of this and that from the paintings here and hope I came up with my own. It is oil pencils on all media board with mineral spirits. The naked tree towards the middle was going to have a interesting branch sticking out but changed my mind. I played with it in photoshop and didn't like it, so it is naked-lol. As a beginner, I would appreciate any and all comments. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful talents-Carla


painterted

02-16-2012, 06:50 PM

Thanks jezurus, jose and spudsmom for your kind comments. It took 4 painting to get this.

ted


Mary54

02-16-2012, 08:29 PM

This is my waterfall homework.


artnick

02-16-2012, 08:50 PM

709002
Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 11x14


MauiArtist2

02-16-2012, 11:09 PM

I am realllllllly reluctant to post this, as you folks all have done such beautiful work. I never paint this way, I am more methodical, and "tight" (or so I am told, LOL), so I tried to do this in a couple of hours, per Jo's lessons . . . ARGH. Oil on canvas panel . . . http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/815352-IMG_0177.jpg


bearcreekartist

02-16-2012, 11:19 PM

This is a 5x7 inch oil, on hardboard. Had trouble getting good pic without glare,but thank you Johannes for the fun class.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/1021322-013.jpg


jeanetteg

02-17-2012, 12:51 AM

original too big for my scanner so had to take a picture. lost some of my whites and contrasthttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2012/922012-img036.jpg


Susi B

02-17-2012, 09:49 AM

Hi Jo - I decided to try using the pallet knife on this one to keep sharp edges on the rocks. I found your rock feedback on my painting from the student critique helpful in the execution of this one. As always, feedback is desired...
Susi B
www.SusiHavensBezaire.com (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/www.SusiHavensBezaire.com)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/983284-IMG_0112.JPG


wow... wonderful entries here. Here my 3. try

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/171274-m_IMG_3303.jpg


brandywyne

02-17-2012, 11:14 AM

I didn't use your photo. This is Udine Falls.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/53234-udinefalls.jpg


irishpainter

02-17-2012, 11:30 AM

Wonderful workshop Johannes thanks here's my homework Robert






http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/88394-DSC_0380.JPG


jezurus

02-17-2012, 12:19 PM

Hello all,
I just finished my home made easel, welded it up from aluminum tubing, it has a sliding shelf, adjustable angle, (needs bolts or pins), etc, and it has a revised waterfall pic on it!!, lol, trying to get the water to move more, also get some more color in the rocks, thanks!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/157715-DSCN3244.JPG


marsva

02-17-2012, 12:24 PM

After looking at my painting in the photograph I found all kinds of things I could have improved on and so..... with uninterrupted time this morning ( a rare occasion) I reworked the painting and was able to take a photo of it outside in natural light. I think it looks pretty close to the original.
This painting drove me nuts, what a challenge! I spent way too much time on it and fussed too much with it.

I seem to be unable to upload the image. I will try again later.


Sgourlayart

02-17-2012, 12:36 PM

Homework week 1 Waterfalls course -- 9" by 12" oil on canvas panel. A little glare from ridges of brush strokes of gesso (Liquitex Thick Gesso) on panel. Stu
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/175408-Waterfall.JPG


kittierue

02-17-2012, 12:41 PM

Better late than never, I always say. Did this on top of a failed study, and finished in about 2.5 hours. Great homework, I missed last week, but am looking forward to tomorrow! :clap:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/222668-H2OFalls-002.jpg


susie g

02-17-2012, 01:16 PM

johannes ...this was a difficult challenge - getting ready to post my waterfall but i have a question...- i don't think i've heard in any of your previous lessons - what do you use as a medium?


Jessica M

02-17-2012, 01:25 PM

Thank you for another great class, Johannes! This photo was an enjoyable challange.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/1011452-IMG_6627.JPG Please excuse the thumb tacks on the upper corners of this painting!


CatherineOnTheLake

02-17-2012, 01:33 PM

Very difficult for me. I am reluctant to show this but it's all about learning to do better right? :) (The submissions here by others are humbling but also inspring.) First waterfall in watercolor I've done. Not too happy with the rocks. (Next time I would do them in masses vs. singly.) I think I need pastel to show the foam and model the fall of water with more mediums and darks. And definitely some white foam at bottom. I was pretty happy with the composition but I'll see what Johannes says!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/983267-Waterfall_1_JV_Class_Feb_11_2012_adj.JPG


marsva

02-17-2012, 01:37 PM

I uploaded an image yesterday and I seem to be unable to upload today. Can anyone clue me in as to why this might be happening.
I have the photo at about 650 x650 pixels 92.6 kb 72 pixel/ inch

Can someone please help me?
Thanks
Marsha


kittierue

02-17-2012, 01:40 PM

Marsha, Is that 7292.6 kb's? That's the problem. It needs to be less than 800. If it's the correct size, then try the attachment tool, it's the paperclip symbol. Sometimes the uploader gets busy and it takes up to 30 seconds to upload...



I uploaded an image yesterday and I seem to be unable to upload today. Can anyone clue me in as to why this might be happening.
I have the photo at about 650 x650 pixels 72 92.6 kb 72 pixel/ inch

Can someone please help me?
Thanks
Marsha


marsva

02-17-2012, 01:41 PM

Sorry...that was a typo...I just fixed it


*Deirdre*

02-17-2012, 02:03 PM

The site is a bit flakey at the moment...if you can't upload and you have at least 2 other posts, then leave it 30-60 minutes and try again... there are instructions on uploading in my signature for those who haven't looked yet.:D


DaveGhmn

02-18-2012, 07:53 AM

Odd - several pages have disappeared... nothing posted after 2:03 pm 2/17 is showing up.

??

EDIT:
Nevermind-- early this am, Yorky reported:

"MISSING THREADS since today's downtime
"I have reported 79 threads posted within past 21hours which have disappeared since the site was restored after today's down time.

"It has been reported and hopefully they will be able to find them :crossfingers:

"Doug"


*Deirdre*

02-18-2012, 08:17 AM

It is possible that Jo has taken them already....
I've only had time to spend 2 hours on mine...not happy with it.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/33616-homeworkwk2waterfall-jv-dp.gif
Pastels and some pan pastels on 9.5 x 12" Pastelmat


Artcat369

02-18-2012, 08:36 AM

Well, i thought I posted this, but can't find it. anyway, here's my homework submission fot wf. It's not as blue - I think the lighting in my room skewed the colors. This is my first attempt at a landscape, it was done in acrylics. I'm happy with the composition, having "flipped" the photo, and subtracting/adding elements hopefully to enhance the composition and depth. The challenges I worked on were composition, depth, color temperature, and value. My critique of my homework is that I overworked it, and feel it's "too tight". I'd love to include more broad, impressionistic masses next time, and infuse more color variations in it. Comments would be appreciated! Thank you!!!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/979124-waterfall_assignment_1_resized.jpg


Artcat369

02-18-2012, 08:39 AM

Deirdre, I love your sense of weight and mass in your work, as well as the temperature shift of the rocks...very dramatic, and it works!!! Also, you captured the shadow on the rocks and wf very well! Great job for 2 hours!!! Mine took me 3 days...I overwork and fret too much. - Artcat

It is possible that Jo has taken them already....
I've only had time to spend 2 hours on mine...not happy with it.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/33616-homeworkwk2waterfall-jv-dp.gif
Pastels and some pan pastels on 9.5 x 12" Pastelmat


aolaranora

02-18-2012, 08:40 AM

Mine was a one of those that got lost in Bermuda Triangle of this night...
Have to re-post..
Oil and oil sticks. Not finished painting for sure, but study.. It was interesting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/177144-IMG_0401.jpg


Artcat369

02-18-2012, 08:40 AM

Hi - I liked your interpretation...great soft and hard edges and atmospheric perspective. Very "poetic" interpretation of the wf! - Artcat. wow... wonderful entries here. Here my 3. try

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/171274-m_IMG_3303.jpg


Artcat369

02-18-2012, 08:42 AM

Hi Kit - I envy you...such great colors and value in 2.5 hours. This looks like a refreshing woodland waterfall - very serene...I want to jump in! - Artcat
Better late than never, I always say. Did this on top of a failed study, and finished in about 2.5 hours. Great homework, I missed last week, but am looking forward to tomorrow! :clap:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Feb-2012/222668-H2OFalls-002.jpg


Artcat369

02-18-2012, 08:47 AM

Ted, LOVED your watercolor on this one. Incredible composition, balance, color, and the push and pull both of value and detail! I'd hang this one on my wall!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Ted, how did you save your whites? masking fluid? or did you use pastel or gesso?


Another great course Johannes. A week ago I ran away from waterfalls, not I like them.

ted

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/909312-Scan20001.jpg


beachlover

02-18-2012, 08:55 AM

Oil on canvas board

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/188769-homework_waterfall_2.jpg


claydesigner2156

02-18-2012, 08:56 AM

Ok since pictures/ pages have disappeared, I will post mine again...though after seeing some of the beautiful paintings..like "Painteted"'s I should forget about it. On the other hand, I am hoping Jo will say something that will help improve my efforts. Let's hope the WC "Gods" will not only upload but keep our work.

Decided to do this painting in pastels since this is today's focus. 9 x 12 on Colourfix Umber sanded paper. All different pastels with Unison the predominant brand.

Yvonne


Vida Evenson

02-18-2012, 09:08 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/979063-20_water,_waterfall_homework_try_2.jpg


Great exercise.... challenging.


Artsyme

02-18-2012, 09:09 AM

OK, since my waterfall has "dried up" and gone away, I'll re-submithttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/95504-Waterfalls_1edit.jpg


lovecriters

02-18-2012, 09:10 AM

homeworkhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/1022992-homework_1.jpg


chodi

02-18-2012, 09:14 AM

I am reposting my homework as it was one of the posts that mysteriously disappeared from the thread during the night.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/990932-040_600x800.jpg


Linda Reyes1959

02-18-2012, 09:37 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/978726-Photo0856.jpg 2nd post.


lovecriters

02-18-2012, 09:38 AM

I signed up last night and they lost me. So I had to sign up again this morning
Gayla


suzlebeau

02-18-2012, 10:04 AM

OK, it's STILL not done, but I'm picking it to death. It's acrylics. (I have problems with oils and asthma.) However, I'm having trouble making the rocks look real, but not overworked. I'll include how it started and how far I've gotten, but it will probably take another week of fiddling before I'm happy. Also, I haven't added any trees yet. Well, I had added some, but didn't like them and am changing that. C & C welcome. I need help!!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/626112-waterfall_painting001.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/626112-waterfall_painting003.JPG


marsva

02-18-2012, 10:09 AM

This seems to have disappeared so I am re-posting my reworked painting.


pamshowcase

02-18-2012, 10:11 AM

Re-post. Acrylic 11 x 14 on 140 lb. Had trouble with rocks and may have the falls too blue. Pamhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/174457-P1050156_800x600waterfall_wk_1.jpg


NorthCarolinaStudent

02-18-2012, 10:16 AM

Waterfall Homework--(still wet in the left corner)
Oil; 16"x20"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/774972-mywaterfallhomework1.jpg


LynnM

02-18-2012, 10:43 AM

Talk about the last minute....I didn't have time for the homework, but I painted along last Saturday, and I like some of the things here, but there's a long list of work still to do! Mainly, work more on the light values to develop more 3D.

Gouache, 5x7 inches, iron oxide, UB, yellow ochre light, veridian, prussian blue, a tiny bit of alizarin, and white of course.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/97813-Waterfall_004_Large_Web_view.jpg


Nahant

02-18-2012, 10:55 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/38406-003_640x488.jpg Hi Jo,

My first play date with hard press and pan pastel (both arrived yesterday). I laid in a light watercolor wash and have only put in one layer of pastel. Very different for me with much to get used to...but I love it!


Vida Evenson

02-18-2012, 10:55 AM

oops.... wrong one!


upthebloodytree

02-18-2012, 11:13 AM

Here's my attempt at Pwll-y-wrach ( The Witch's Pool ).
Waterfall in The Brecon Beacons in Wales, UK.
Oil on MDF board.

Regards,

Ray.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/161785-Spruce-Falls I didn't have time to do the assignment. This is one I did a few years ago.


upthebloodytree

02-18-2012, 11:28 AM

Here's my attempt at Pwll-y-wrach ( The Witch's Pool ).
Waterfall in The Brecon Beacons in Wales, UK.
Oil on MDF board.

Regards,

Ray.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/226446-pwll-y-wrach-small.gif


hewill4giveu

02-18-2012, 12:00 PM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/184319-my-web-waterfall.gif

Here is my version of the homework. My camera makes the yellows stick out but they are not that harsh in reality. Okay you said not to be slaves to the picture so as you see i was not. Also more is less i didnt put the trees in i kinda liked it with out them.What do you think Joe also as i took the picture i noticed the rocks on the right almost clone. Trying to figure out how to change that. Or are they okay like they are. Thanks


libby2

02-18-2012, 12:02 PM

OK, here's my painting.....I have to say that I can never get good pictures, they always have colored speckles instead of clarity (but at least it isn't blurry!). :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/977256-IMG_2035_sm_at_92kb.jpg

Libby


lorimccall

02-18-2012, 12:54 PM

I think my file was missing, so I'm uploading again


phishnet1

02-18-2012, 12:59 PM

Nth try!


artastic

02-18-2012, 01:41 PM

good thing my post never showed up, I did post it last night, but it disappeared. the pastel offering will be much better, great show today Johannes. good too see all the paintinngs together and hear the critique.


BGorski

02-18-2012, 01:43 PM

Here is my homework on painting waterfalls. I appreciate the opportunity to join the free webinars. Please let me know where I can improve. Thanks.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2012/1021232-Teton_Surprise_800x649.jpg

This is my absolute favorite. I appreciate JoHannes' comments on your painting, but this one I would pay money for.

It's beautiful, and shows the sunlight beautifully.

Thanks.
Bob G:thumbsup:


robertsloan2

02-18-2012, 02:23 PM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/70184-2-17-2012-Waterfall-Homework.jpg
Waterfall
5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Color Conte and Carb-Othello Pastel Pencils
White Colourfix Suede pastel card
Photo reference by Johannes Vloothuis for week 1 homework

The orange accents and gold accents in the water came out stronger in the scan, they're more subtle in the original.


Sienna black

02-18-2012, 02:38 PM

I posted a painting yesterday. It got posted and I checked to see if it was ok. Today, it's gone!


Sienna black

02-18-2012, 03:07 PM

I posted a painting yesterday. It got posted and I checked to see if it was ok. Today, it's gone!
Well, here it is again!:wave:


Felisa

02-18-2012, 03:50 PM

Thank you anyway for your classes.


suzlebeau

02-18-2012, 04:30 PM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/626112-waterfall_painting003.JPGYikes, now I see why he didn't comment on mine. It's totally gone! Boo hoo. I'll try to re-post after I mess with it a bit more.
Suz-


ArtbyPeggy

02-19-2012, 02:05 AM

First waterfall, first rocks, first trees. Boy, I'm way out of my comfort zone!
Approx. 9x5
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/977655-WhatsThat008.jpg


shrswmn

02-19-2012, 05:22 AM

Worked on this more in light of your critique in class, Jo. I see a big difference with darker water in back, more purples and violets in the rocks. I also attempted to create more depth in the trees, but I'm not sure I succeeded. What do you think? Thank you.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6381.JPG

Here's before:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6346.JPG


Johannes Instructor

02-19-2012, 09:01 AM

Worked on this more in light of your critique in class, Jo. I see a big difference with darker water in back, more purples and violets in the rocks. I also attempted to create more depth in the trees, but I'm not sure I succeeded. What do you think? Thank you.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6381.JPG

Here's before:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/973438-IMGP6346.JPG
Huge difference. Yet the purples are better in the distance. You can leave the warm rocks up front. Also reduce the dark on the rocks further back to help enhance the illusion of depth.


Johannes Instructor

02-19-2012, 09:01 AM

First waterfall, first rocks, first trees. Boy, I'm way out of my comfort zone!
Approx. 9x5
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Feb-2012/977655-WhatsThat008.jpg
I wouldn't have the water pour into the frame.


Johannes Instructor

02-19-2012, 09:02 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/626112-waterfall_painting003.JPGYikes, now I see why he didn't comment on mine. It's totally gone! Boo hoo. I'll try to re-post after I mess with it a bit more.
Suz-
Background rocks are cloned. Closer rocks are better designed but need color variances.


Johannes Instructor

02-19-2012, 09:03 AM

Well, here it is again!:wave:

Thou shalt not clone! Check your tree trunks and evergreens.


Johannes Instructor

02-19-2012, 09:04 AM

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/70184-2-17-2012-Waterfall-Homework.jpg
Waterfall
5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Color Conte and Carb-Othello Pastel Pencils
White Colourfix Suede pastel card
Photo reference by Johannes Vloothuis for week 1 homework

The orange accents and gold accents in the water came out stronger in the scan, they're more subtle in the original.
I would do something about the background so you don't have the same look all the way across the painting.


GriselMontes

02-19-2012, 07:05 PM

Talk about the last minute....I didn't have time for the homework, but I painted along last Saturday, and I like some of the things here, but there's a long list of work still to do! Mainly, work more on the light values to develop more 3D.

Gouache, 5x7 inches, iron oxide, UB, yellow ochre light, veridian, prussian blue, a tiny bit of alizarin, and white of course.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2012/97813-Waterfall_004_Large_Web_view.jpg

I like this alot....great colors


GriselMontes

02-19-2012, 07:10 PM

Ted, LOVED your watercolor on this one. Incredible composition, balance, color, and the push and pull both of value and detail! I'd hang this one on my wall!!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Ted, how did you save your whites? masking fluid? or did you use pastel or gesso?

Yes, Ted....this is amazing....is it all watercolor?


painterted

02-19-2012, 07:47 PM

Thanks GriselMontes, the whites in the waterfall are mostly pastel.

ted


libby2

02-20-2012, 02:44 AM

Here's my painting again. I took the opportunity to use another photo that looks a little better for my little *masterpiece* :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/977256-WaterFall_1_new.jpg


honeypainter1

02-20-2012, 03:12 PM

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :o
Jo, is there homework for week 2, I keep checking the link but don't find anything. I know its not important as you don't know me, but I'm having surgery on Thursday & would like to be able to paint & submit the painting this week to you. If not I'll finish last weeks painting & submit that. I was quite impressed with the 2 paintings you did with Panpastels; it was amazing & they were beautiful paintings. I was quite impressed with the speed with which you worked & the materials of Panpastels was so much that I want to go right out & get them. Even though I have never worked in pastels. Just amazing! Thank you for the time you give, its so appreciated:clap:


ArtbyPeggy

02-20-2012, 03:22 PM

HoneyPainter1 here is the homework link for week 2
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15130792#post15130792


R Leon

02-20-2012, 05:00 PM

My homework posting for last week was also one of those that got disappeared. :( That was bad.

But:cat: the good is that, in light of the critiques, I did it over.

Anyway, here it is. I have to start on this week's homework instead.


artastic

02-20-2012, 06:11 PM

here is my homework for wk 1 again, it is very scary, so today I just messed around with a black and white ohoto I found in the newspaper, and did that too
among all the wonderful nuggets I am learning, I am also learning that I am not a landscape paper, but it has been fun trying

both are acrylic on matboard. (the latter has a splash of pastel)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/104250-wfall_hmwrk1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Feb-2012/104250-DSC_0111.jpg


crazycatstudio

02-21-2012, 02:40 PM

I enjoyed the panpastel demonstration painting last Saturday. I will have to try them. Here is the rework of my painting as I understand it. I believe it is an improvement over the first. It is hard to believe that eliminating all the cracks in the rocks and changing the values could change its looks so much. I also darkened the values of the trees on the right side with a glaze.Thanks so much for the critique.:) Thanks, Janet

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/1021232-Homework_Teton_Surprise_2_edited-1_resized.jpg


Sienna black

02-21-2012, 05:27 PM

Hi Johannes, here it is again. I made some changes to the background trees, as per your advice. If you have a moment, could you let me know what you think.:wave: Sonia Z Palik


Johannes Instructor

02-21-2012, 08:58 PM

I enjoyed the panpastel demonstration painting last Saturday. I will have to try them. Here is the rework of my painting as I understand it. I believe it is an improvement over the first. It is hard to believe that eliminating all the cracks in the rocks and changing the values could change its looks so much. I also darkened the values of the trees on the right side with a glaze.Thanks so much for the critique.:) Thanks, Janet

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2012/1021232-Homework_Teton_Surprise_2_edited-1_resized.jpg

Wow! What an improvement! Now it is simplified and much easier to digest.


untalented

02-22-2012, 05:25 PM

It's a bit late-- but with luck I'll get this uploaded and be a little quicker next week Thanks "untalented"


nicker312

02-23-2012, 08:06 PM

Well......here is my homework for week 1. The moral of my story is to not wait 9 years to paint again! :rolleyes: Anyway, it is pastel on an 8 x 10 masonite board w/gesso & pumice ground. I think there are 10 pounds of pastel on it! Taking a photo sure reveals the warts, but it gave me a chance to make some changes. This isn't my usual palette and I'm surprised by my colors in the finished painting. In hindsight, a larger format would have been way less frustrating. I did a color wash (pastel & turpenoid) to tone the board first. I want to loosen up and use more abstract shapes. I really appreciate the classes. I've spent the last several years working in clay, but want to get back to painting. The classes are getting me motivated to dust off the painting supplies and get to work.

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge Johannes!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Feb-2012/1019812-WetCanvas800pixel.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/118398-waterfall_homework.jpg

Photo comes our more harsh than the painting. Doug Deller


nicker312

02-24-2012, 11:54 PM

After a few adjustments....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2012/1019812-2WetCanvas800.jpg


kadon

04-04-2012, 01:35 AM

I am trying to pick up what I can. Did not know about this Webinairs until it was over..then registered for the second one, but at 3am. in the morning with an early start to boot..chickened out::o Have registered for April and hope I get the reception alright as I do not have an early start next morning and hope I have the right equipment.

Sad I will not see the critiques....is it possible for someone to post them on a new thread?

Apparently you start in acrylics, then liquin(?), then oils. Is the liquin just painted over the acrylics then painted into whilst wet? You are urged to crop the picture I think. Whatever I pick up I will try to get someone here to confirm or clarify it for me please:crossfingers: In the meantime, I will have a go.


kadon

04-04-2012, 01:48 AM

I just looked at the dates...looks as if it is finished, bit will still have a go.


Rosemarie

05-17-2012, 03:07 PM

Hi!
I am very late to upload my homework. This is my first pastel painting and it was so fun to use the PanPastel even though the paper wasn't good enough. I even forgot to design the image before starting to paint!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/2623-DSCN1228justerad_liten.jpg


Johannes Instructor

05-17-2012, 05:55 PM

Hi!
I am very late to upload my homework. This is my first pastel painting and it was so fun to use the PanPastel even though the paper wasn't good enough. I even forgot to design the image before starting to paint!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2012/2623-DSCN1228justerad_liten.jpg
I can already see the neat results.


Alta Imp

07-16-2012, 09:21 PM

16X20 oil on canvas panel...trying to get caught up on these lessons and paintalongs. Barb


mjellis64

07-17-2012, 08:37 AM

Wow -- good for you for sticking with this! I really like the colors in your rocks. The color variation is subtle and not too "orange." I also like the two pine trees on the right side of the painting. They have good movement and keep the focus in the painting. Very nice! The only thing I noticed that you might look at again is the water -- it seems to be curving in mid-air in places. Water falls straight down because of gravity. Where it appears to "curve" or not fall straight it needs a rock or something to redirect the flow. I think the rocks are there, but I wonder if they need to be a little more obvious? Is the water flow obstructing too much of them? Just my thoughts and it is always easier to critique someone else's work than your own. But I think your piece is pretty awesome!


Alta Imp

07-17-2012, 09:48 AM

Thank you so much for your C & C and you are so right about the curvy water!! I felt that something was not right but could not put my finger on it and now it is crystal clear especially with the explanation, just needed a fresh set of eyes. That's why posting these late or not is great because learning goes on. Barb


sherrysherman

07-17-2012, 12:37 PM

Thank you so much for your C & C and you are so right about the curvy water!! I felt that something was not right but could not put my finger on it and now it is crystal clear especially with the explanation, just needed a fresh set of eyes. That's why posting these late or not is great because learning goes on. Barb
What bothers me about the water relates to this and may be what makes the water look too "curvy." It appears to just "drape" into the water at the bottom, like curtains that are too long and drag on the floor - a kind of "curved" look. You have left out the splash of water at the bottom, which varies in height and intensity but is always there with a waterfall falling as straight and long as this one.

I'm not as good as Johannes at photoshop, but here's an example - I did change how the water seems to curve around the rock at the right, so I think it now looks behind the rock. Other than that, the main thing I did was just add splash at the bottom, plus a little contrast where water enters the splash.

One other thing to consider: The water flowing down will change in value depending on its angle to the light - much of yours is the same. Make the lightest at the part that is 90 degrees to the sun; then darker as it is more horizontal or more vertical or if it is facing more to front or side than to the sun. (Hope that made sense.) I did a little of that but you could do more.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2012/616112-homework_alta_imp_waterfall.jpg


Alta Imp

07-17-2012, 02:19 PM

Thanks Sherry, I can already see with your photoshop that the splash will make a big difference along with the straightened water. Now I am also remembering Jo saying to use gradation and that relates directly to your comments about the color change in the water as well, not only for being correct but for interests sake. All these things to remember, I'm hoping they just flow off the brush after you have been painting awhile. Barb


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