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Jakeally
07-18-2003, 03:28 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Summer Nights
Project Leader: Jakeally
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Think of a really balmy summer evening......what would you most like to do?
Take a walk....go for a drive.... Do you paint or create or watch the TV. Have a BBQ on the beach or enjoy an Al fresco meal with friends. Play tennis.... or maybe jog round the park.

My favourite...... I love to sit in the garden with a glass of wine and just soak up the view...... just heavenly.


So what do you do?

Your challenge, if you choose to accept, is to paint, draw, create an image or object that reflects how you like to spend your perfect summer evening.
You may use just one or as many mediums as you like in your creation. Experiment with something new or stick to the medium you are happy using.

Most of all have fun and enjoy the project

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=480)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Kalibabe
07-19-2003, 01:46 AM
Have signed up for this, dunno what i'm going to do yet but, hey!!!!!

I enjoy a challenge!
:D

Jakeally
07-19-2003, 04:48 AM
Hey Kali..... glad to have you on board. Have fun.
I was quite shocked to find this up and running this morning...it was approved very quickly.
I had better go and sign up myself Lol:D

dolors
07-20-2003, 07:40 AM
Hello Chris. If you have started a project, I have to sign it up. I don't know what to do but I will think something.

Jakeally
07-20-2003, 08:32 AM
Wooooohooooo....excelent. I am so happy you joined Dolors. I really look forward to seeing your entry:D

paintergirl
07-20-2003, 11:07 AM
I have signed up too...kind of like shooting myself in the foot with time being at such a premium lately, but I will come through with something :D

Jakeally
07-20-2003, 12:19 PM
Thank you Julia..... whenever you have time:D Lololol....I know that shooting yourself in the foot feeling very well:D :D

Cntrymouse
07-20-2003, 08:30 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24010

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4535/tn_Summer_Nights_Painting.jpg
:clap: :clap: May I join you? Your garden looks delightful ...especially with the sunset in view and the flowers in silhouette! I love your sky! Good job! Makes it look most inviting!

Jakeally
07-20-2003, 10:54 PM
Please do Carolyn:clap: :clap: :D
Thanks for your lovely comments....I know I am very lucky to that view.

rapolina
07-21-2003, 11:24 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4535/tn_Summer_Nights_Painting.jpg

it looks really an unforgettable night!
very beautiful and full of emotion painting.
ciao Chris!
rapolina.:)

Jakeally
07-21-2003, 02:01 PM
Thanks Rapolina...... I worked very hard to get this picture right.....lots of trys and lots of binned attempts....but I think this one worked OK:D

jacqueline_sheppard
07-23-2003, 08:16 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24010

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4535/tn_Summer_Nights_Painting.jpg

Wow, that's your view from your garden!

Jakeally
07-23-2003, 08:50 AM
Lol...Yes it is Jaqueline....but it doesn't always look like that....it was a pretty unusual and spectacular sky that night:D Usually it's pretty grey most of the time.

DuhVinci
07-27-2003, 12:31 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24233

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/1711/tn_summer.jpg

My eyes are drawn to the wonderful "brushwork" of the trees. I feel a great sense of depth.

Jakeally
07-27-2003, 05:18 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24269

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/6156/tn_Trees_at_dusk.jpg

Oh Dee...this is wonderful. Such a lovely scene and your trees are fantastic. Very well done:clap: :clap: :clap:

Jakeally
07-27-2003, 05:25 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24233

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/1711/tn_summer.jpg

This is just delightful:clap: :clap: Wonderful mix of colours and textures. I think you digital artists are so clever...I wouldn't know where to start:D

kitaye
07-27-2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Jakeally
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/6156/tn_Trees_at_dusk.jpg

Oh Dee...this is wonderful. Such a lovely scene and your trees are fantastic. Very well done:clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks Chris. I was quite pleased with the leaves myself. Now if I could just find that peaceful place...life is hectic right now :D

kitaye
07-27-2003, 12:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24010

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4535/tn_Summer_Nights_Painting.jpg

Very nice effects with watercolour Chris. I love sunset scenes with silhouettes of plants and animals.

kitaye
07-27-2003, 12:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24233

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/1711/tn_summer.jpg

Very lovely. I think digital is such an interesting medium but like Jakeally I wouldn't know where to start.

lisilk
07-28-2003, 04:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24346

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/25393/tn_Days_End.JPG

This looks like my neck of the high desert. Beautiful colors and composition. Lovely detail on the saddle.:cat:

Li

lisilk
07-28-2003, 04:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4535/tn_Summer_Nights_Painting.jpg

How the heck do you do that with watercolor. The thunbnail looks like a photo. Beautiful dramatic sky Chris.:clap:

lisilk
07-28-2003, 04:44 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24233

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/1711/tn_summer.jpg

I'm in the digital moron club too but this is gorgeous !

Li

lisilk
07-28-2003, 04:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24269

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/6156/tn_Trees_at_dusk.jpg

A lovely retreat you have created. Nice detail on the leaves. Hope you find your peaceful place very soon.:cat:

Li

lisilk
07-28-2003, 04:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24350

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/17813/tn_Adrift.JPG

Here's my effort. As you can see, I took the road more goofy. ( Those are my husbands feet BTW )

Li

Jakeally
07-28-2003, 05:09 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/17813/tn_Adrift.JPG

How much fun is this:D Great entry Li and you are really doing very well with the watercolours:clap: :clap:
I really don't envy all the hot conditions you have to cope with....I would just melt:eek: and I can imagine how wonderful floating down the river would be.....just heavenly.
Hey....I thought you said you were going to concentrate on the work for your shows:evil: :D :evil: I am so glad you joined the project before you have to get down to some serious work:cat:

Thank you for your lovely comments on my summer evening....it took me several attempts to get that sky looking anything like the photo....I will probably end up doing it lots more times. That evening was very special and I really want to nail it the very best I can:cat:

lisilk
07-28-2003, 05:17 PM
:mad: Shoot ! You totally nailed me. This is my last project before my show, I swear..:evil: I just couldn't resist it was sooooo danged hot last night.

Thanks for your comments on my technique. This is the first painting where there was no effort to the watercolors. I didn't go too heavy or opaque, kept the lights without really thinking about it. A goofy painting but sort of a breakthough for me so I'm happy..

Okay...I am getting off the computer now.....or at least switching to projects you are not in. LOL. :D

Li

Jakeally
07-28-2003, 05:17 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/25393/tn_Days_End.JPG

:clap: :clap: :clap: I couldn't agree more rdwagg:D and what makes it even more special is when you have a view like this at the end of the day.
This is simply beautiful. I love the composition and the colours are stunning. Thank you so much for joining the project:D

Jakeally
07-28-2003, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by lisilk
:mad: Shoot ! You totally nailed me. This is my last project before my show, I swear..:evil: I just couldn't resist it was sooooo danged hot last night.

Thanks for your comments on my technique. This is the first painting where there was no effort to the watercolors. I didn't go too heavy or opaque, kept the lights without really thinking about it. A goofy painting but sort of a breakthough for me so I'm happy..

Okay...I am getting off the computer now.....or at least switching to projects you are not in. LOL. :D

Li LOL....No chance......I am as project mad as you Hehehehehe.

Kalibabe
07-29-2003, 06:41 AM
Eeeeeeeeekkkkkkk, these are looking really stunning....

I'd love to paint the waterfront looking across the water to liverpool, at sunset. It is stunningly beautiful. If you look one way it's dark, if you look the other it's still light, then there's the middle bit.

I can't do landscapes though...
AND... pathetic person here.... I'm usually in bed at the moment before the sun goes down lol....

I am going to have a go at something though, and if i can get a photo of the promenade I'll post one.

lisilk
07-29-2003, 04:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24380

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/5557/tn_Key_West_Sunset2.JPG

Very lovely handling of the shore and light. Looks like a nice place to spend an evening.

Li

lisilk
07-30-2003, 04:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24406

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/7220/tn_ACUAR%7E88-1.jpg

Your swimming hole looks very inviting. Wonderful handling of light....as usual.:clap: :clap:

Li

Jakeally
07-30-2003, 05:26 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/7220/tn_ACUAR%7E88-1.jpg

Oh Wow Dolors....this is gorgeous. I love the way the water is sweeping over the rocks and the contrast between that and the calm pool.
What a fabulous way to cool down on a hot night. Beautiful painting:clap: :clap:

Jakeally
07-30-2003, 05:33 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24380

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/5557/tn_Key_West_Sunset2.JPG

What a beautiful setting and a wonderful watercolour.
Your washes are just stunning. I think you captured the light and the reflections just right:clap::clap: :clap:

Isn't this world a marvelous place.... such wonderful scenery for us to enjoy and paint. Thanks for joining the project Sally:D

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:38 AM
Thank you Li and Chris. I have done this watercolor because I like the shadows and reflexions and the underwater rocks. I have painted another one because I am not satisfied with the calmed waters, please tell me which one do you like more.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2003/7220-ACUAR~88-2c.jpg

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:41 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24010

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4535/tn_Summer_Nights_Painting.jpg

Wonderful sky Chris. Also the foreground is fantastic.

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24233

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/1711/tn_summer.jpg

I want to be there! Beautiful!

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:44 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24350

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/17813/tn_Adrift.JPG

I love this watercolor Li. Original and well done (and refreshing).

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24380

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/5557/tn_Key_West_Sunset2.JPG

I also love the ocean, and your painting reflects perfectly the colours in the evening. Very nice.

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:46 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/25393/tn_Days_End.JPG

Excellent painting. I also agree with what you said.

dolors
07-30-2003, 05:47 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24269

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/6156/tn_Trees_at_dusk.jpg

Wow, this sky is great and also the trees.

lisilk
07-30-2003, 06:28 AM
Dolors,

Can you post your second effort along side your first in the finals gallery ? Sometimes it's easier to spot problems in the thumbnails.

Thanks for your comments on my silly effort. It's the first watercolor I've ever done where it felt easy and natural so I may be having a breakthrough. ( I think you and I are following each other around the boards tonight. LOL. )

Li

dolors
07-30-2003, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by lisilk
Dolors,

Can you post your second effort along side your first in the finals gallery ? Sometimes it's easier to spot problems in the thumbnails.

Li
Well, I will post as a final entry, I didn't do it before because they are so similar. Chris you as project leader please tell me if you want me to delete one of them.

Jakeally
07-30-2003, 10:18 AM
No problem Dolors:D
I put both pictures side by side in PSP. I like them both....they just look to be painted to reflect different times of day. The first one later in the day because of the darker shadows in the water.
I do like what you have done with the swimming pool in the second picture..... so much more translucent and I love the colour you added to the rocks.
However I just love the way you rendered the flowing waters in the first attempt....I think you captured the moment perfectly.
So.....I like both pictures very much and both are more than worthy to be part of this project:clap: :clap: :D

kitaye
07-31-2003, 11:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/7220/tn_ACUAR%7E88-1.jpg

I love this Dolors. I wish I could join you in your swimming hole tonight . It's ruddy hot here.

kitaye
07-31-2003, 11:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/25393/tn_Days_End.JPG

Beautiful. I especially like your meaing since I just finished a 2 month stint traveling for work and I am glad its over.

Jakeally
09-10-2003, 10:25 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=26712

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/23361/tn_reflection4.jpg

What a stunning photo.... it looks like a very magical place. I love the reflections in the water. Thanks so much for joining the project:D :clap: :clap:

Jakeally
09-19-2003, 08:00 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/28017/tn_notte_stellatas.jpg

Hey....this is great. I love your interpretation. Wonderful vibrant colours. Thanks so much for joining the project and sharing your lovely painting:D :clap: :clap:

lisilk
09-23-2003, 05:03 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/28017/tn_notte_stellatas.jpg

An absolutely lovely intrepretation of a Van Gogh night. Nice job and thanks for entering your painting. :clap: :clap: Hope to see more.

Cheers,

Li

( Sorry I'm so late in replying. Had a busy summer. )

Jakeally
09-24-2003, 10:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27523

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/13186/tn_sunset.jpg

Wonderful sunset Alan:clap: :clap:

Jakeally
09-24-2003, 10:32 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27524

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/13186/tn_sunset2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27525

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/13186/tn_sunset3.jpgSuch beautiful images and such a gorgeous view. I bet you can really breathe and relax when you're there.
Thank you for sharing them in the project:D

Jakeally
09-30-2003, 09:15 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/19437/tn_IM000684a.JPG

What a dramatic sunset ....wonderful:clap: :clap:

Jakeally
09-30-2003, 09:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/19437/tn_IM000683a.JPG

and this is amazing ....all the different colours and the shapes of the clouds. I never tire of looking at sunsets.
Thank you so much for joining the project and sharing your lovely photos:cat:

Jakeally
10-04-2003, 08:54 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4054/tn_winespectator.jpg

Oh! Yes....this is my absolute favourite way to spend a summers evening.
I really like your composition Pam...a really well balanced image. I like your working of the cloth too:clap: :clap:

Jakeally
10-04-2003, 08:59 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4054/tn_pour.jpg

and this is just a classic Pampe painting. Glorious washes and a wonderful use of colour. It's gorgeous .... I can feel Italy:clap: :clap: :D

Jakeally
10-04-2003, 09:04 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/4054/tn_moonoverWF.jpg

Wow.... what a stunning photo. So atmospheric, peaceful and just beautiful. Look at all those colours in the sky. You are a very accomplished photographer.
I am thrilled you joined the project Pam .... thanks so much:D :clap: :clap: :D

pastelist
03-29-2004, 08:24 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/16787/tn_One_Brush_Landscape.jpg

It is so humid tonight, that the only person in the park is me and my brush.
Thanks for allowing me to participate.

Jakeally
03-29-2004, 12:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/480/completed/16787/tn_One_Brush_Landscape.jpg

Thanks so much for joining us in the project. What a marvelous watercolour. Did you really use just that big brush ....I would have had to use a small brush for the details .... great stuff :clap: :clap: :clap: