Mary Beth Bellon
Mary Beth Bellon
Artist: Draw, Paint, Animate (various media), Family, Self-improvement. Past: visiting artist, educator, animator, gallerist.
Mary Beth Bellon
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Ira Mishchuk
I'm so happy that I finished this in time :) I love landscapes! Done with Caran'd Ache Studio gouache and flat 3/4" brush.
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Mary Beth Bellon
Beautiful ...Do you like the Carn'd gouache?
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fumansiu
Stoked for this challenge! Loved doing these little "minis" :D Submitted my 5 faves
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Mary Beth Bellon
I like the palette you chose for each one. Love the Boats..
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Mauricio Bedolla
Submission for the landscape thumbnail challenge. Thanks for setting this up. Done as 2X2 in. squares in watercolor/gouache and based loosely in the attached reference. My very best regards. Mauricio
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Mary Beth Bellon
I agree, the texture work is amazing....
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Mary Beth Bellon
Hi, These are my first attempts, I read that we coud enter more than once, if that is not so, please use my entry below. Using my own Photography, Geneva Lake, weather has limited onsite painting. I used M Graham Gouache on bristol board 2x2. Enjoyed the challenge and seeing everyones entries and how they work. Thank You again.
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Mary Beth Bellon
Hi, I used my own photography taken at Geneva Lake, the weather has been in the lower teens and dipping below zero making it unsutable for painting out. I loved the challenge of painting from photos and small. I used M Graham Gouache on cur Bristol board. Thank You for the challenge. Thinking that this might be perfect for a morning exercise.
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Mary Beth Bellon
HI, Round two....using my own photos, M Graham Gouache, on cut 2x2 cresent board. This time I used more of my larger brushes attempting to use sweeping strokes. Un-edited paintings.
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Kelly Ratcliff
My first 4 thumbnails in gouache. This was my first time using this medium. I did 2 images from the same reference photo because I was struggling.
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Mary Beth Bellon
good job, gouache can be really tricky, getting the right amount of water and pigment is always a challenge for everyone. Keep going...
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JOSHUA ELEK
I would love any feedback on this, I’m trying to simplify this image in my mind for this challenge. I keep wanting to add the rocks in on the left, but I don’t know if they help or hurt. I’m leaning toward getting rid of them in keeping with the simplification part of this challenge.
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Mary Beth Bellon
Nice perspective, and nice light flow.
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Victor Perez
These are some sketches and value rendering before I paint them. I mainly work traditionally so I'll be painting these in gouache.
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Mary Beth Bellon
Interesting, good idea keeping it in perspective.
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Donnie Lindsey
My first 5 attempts of 2"x2" landscape thumbnails. Photoshop. Reference images I took myself. Except the image on the top right.
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Mary Beth Bellon
I agree, the lighting is spot on. They bring emotion to the paintings, i believe more than the stunning photos do, if that make sense.
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Tomek Kowalczuk
Here's my sumbission. I was using Photoshop and reference images from my private gallery
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Mary Beth Bellon
Love your brush workwith the simplicity of strokes Very cool... skill.
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inez
Hi! Wow this was so much fun! It was years ago that I painted. So I got myself the basic colours of gouache and a some large brushes and got started on some landscapes from the Ialian Alps. Certainly a challenge, especially with the large brushes and the thumbnail size. But I had such a good time! I learned while painting, mixing the colours and getting to handle the brushes to bring in smaller details. I tried to paint these landscapes in the same athmosphere.
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Mary Beth Bellon
Hi Inez, I like that you taped off the 2x2 on watercolor paper. I can give you my humble thoughts as Im far from being an expert. The first image is my favorite, I like that the house is partially covered , hidden by the greenery. I think its a successful compostiton and painting. Lots of interesting images that you compiled from the two different photo references that help to move the eye around.
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Mary Beth Bellon
HI, With temperatures in the low teens with some days dipping into the negatives, I took photos of Geneva Lake from the shoreline. Painting from my ipad I used a variety of brushes with M Graham Gouache. Working small intrigued me. I learned more about my paints without having to labor over a larger painting. I will contuinue this as part of a Plein Air practice -- looking forward to seeing how I can work this small outdoors. I had trouble with the uploads cropping my images, I photographed them in a line to show full images, I know it's not optimal, if anyone has ideas let me know. I'm using a light ring partnered with an old iPhone. Tomorrow before the deadline I will see what I can do in photoshop as these images are unedited. I hope to be posting more in hte future .
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Mary Beth Bellon
How to control the gouache when it dries to dark?
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Mary Beth Bellon
what Kinds of substrate, surface s you paint on and or recommend.
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