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artbyjune
06-01-2012, 02:47 PM
Here are some photos - from RIL and wikimedia- so copyright free for us to use as inspiration for painting/drawing.

Use any media for this project. I will post around 5 photos and a challenge.

Happy painting!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-6720buddah1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-Manggoes_007.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-IMG_0001.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-manandskeleton.jpg

More to come!:wave:

artbyjune
06-01-2012, 02:49 PM
Some more photos

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-IMG_0001_1.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-IMG_0001_4.jpg

Now for the challenge....:D

artbyjune
06-01-2012, 02:53 PM
The challenge -which you are free to do or not do as you feel-is this:-

Look at a painting by Matisse and analyse his colour scheme in that painting and use those colours to do your paint-along from one of the photos above.

Here are a couple of Matisse's to get you thinking;

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-laurettes-head.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/106623-blue_window.jpg

That's all for now.;)

gakinme
06-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Thank you, June, for the wonderful photos. I always enjoy photo paint along.

Here are some quick sketches.

Pentalic 70 lb sketchbook 5.5 x 8 inch

Pentel Calligraphy Pocket brushpen
Sakura Koi watercolor palette
Pencil and Lyra 2B watersoluable graphite crayon

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/86669-doodle_old_street.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/86669-doodle_dancing_skel.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/86669-doodle_monkey.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2012/86669-doodle_buddha.jpg

artbyjune
06-05-2012, 10:36 AM
Super sketches Sandra! You really captured the kind of sad look on the baboon's face!

artbyjune
06-05-2012, 10:40 AM
Here are a couple of attempts at the seated girl.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2012/106623-chinesemangoes1a6k.jpg

6 by 8 ins, watercolours


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2012/106623-chinesehat1a6k.jpg

12 by 16 ins, watercolours


The second image is dull because it was overcast when I took the photo. Its brighter IRL.;)

trafford
06-05-2012, 11:30 AM
I like them both June. You have a nice touch with water colors.

Here is the street...made to look as Matissey as I could:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2012/42757-matisse_like_street.JPG

tyree
06-06-2012, 07:22 AM
i think ill try the mangos, that might be interesting with some dark lines and bright colour.....sandra ,,, i love the dancing skeleton and professor.....june,,,,lovely oriental girls, beautiful faces....janet....love the woman hanging out the woman,,,colours are perfect for the challenge...tyree:wave:

artbyjune
06-06-2012, 11:55 AM
Hi Janet. The Matisse street is a beautiful riot of Matisse-like colours.

trafford
06-12-2012, 01:44 PM
Painted up a storm this morning.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2012/42757-matisse_budha.JPG

Went through my Matisse book to see if I could find any animals and all he had was a couple of dogs and a weird looking cat...so treated the monkey like a design.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2012/42757-matisse_monkey.jpg

Matisse's paintings are so beautiful they give me a pain in my heart.

trafford
06-12-2012, 02:03 PM
Forgot to mention how much I liked your sketches, Sandra. I like what you did with the Buddha and vase and the skeleton looks like a pretty neat dancer....I thought this one was a pretty hard one to intrpret, but you made it fun.

artbyjune
06-12-2012, 06:10 PM
Hi Janet. I love your use of pattern in your designs...so Matissey.

I got a little paperback on Matisse the other week. I love the way he painted women beside plants.

I haven't tried anything Matissey with the photos yet. The month is young yet. ...so hopefully.

tyree
06-13-2012, 07:14 AM
janet....i agree very matissey....love that monkey....hes terrific...tyree:wave:

azulparsnip
06-13-2012, 07:44 AM
wonderful, wonderful -

You all are so inspiring. Lots of energy here!

Sandra - the dancing skelton is delightful!!......very spontaneous....love the colored form next to the Buddha

Janet - wow!! great Matissie stuff......playful, you had a good time

June - I love the challenge idea. I love the ALL the photos. Thanks for this fun opportunity.

Tyree- Hi - I hope we both get a chance at something here. yes

artbyjune
06-13-2012, 09:55 AM
'Girl with mangoes'

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jun-2012/106623-mangoes1a6k.jpg

here's my Matisse-inspired version of the Chinese-hatted girl. Somehow transformed into a Polynesian,;)

trafford
06-14-2012, 09:55 AM
I love the combination of photos, june. The colors are very Matissey. This has been a fun paint-a-long.

tyree
06-15-2012, 07:40 AM
:wave: june.....great combination together, love the colours......tyree

gakinme
06-16-2012, 12:53 AM
Janet, love the bright colors and the Matisse treatment. It's so attractive!

June, yours too have such great colors. She does look more Southern Asian. Very nice touches to fruits and clothing. Your watercolors have a softness to them.

azulparsnip
06-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Love it, June....

I like the freedom everyone has with adding and melding the pieces

and there is alot of humor here too

I hope to get something done soon!