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Mo.
07-27-2003, 04:49 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Rainy Day in Oil Pastels
Project Leader: Mo.
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Other
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Rain...don't we love it....when it rains we paint...so why not paint a rainy day?

The challenge for this project is to use Oil Pastels as your medium; so, even if you have never tried oil pastels, now could be the right time to do so.

You may choose any or all of the reference pics provided....some are from the WC! Image Library and some are my own...or if you prefer use your own reference pic as long as it relates to a rainy day, ....or set up your own still life with objects related to a rainy day... the choice is yours...have fun and enjoy!

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=487)

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.

Kathryn Wilson
07-27-2003, 09:10 AM
Good Morning Mo! Nice to wake up to a new Project in Oil Pastels! Of course, I will give it a go. Not sure which pic yet - but one of the pix is in My Favorites folder to do already.

Interesting subject and happy to see an OP Project!

:D

Dyin
07-27-2003, 11:57 AM
Good way for people to try out the OPs Mo!! I will try to squeeze one in...I actually have a similar picture to one of these that I have all cropped and adjusted to do one day...so I'll try to get my other stuff done and get to it!

sundiver
07-27-2003, 03:16 PM
Looks good! I've signed in, although it will be a while before I can start and longer before I can post.

Mo.
07-27-2003, 05:08 PM
Thanks all... Sue No problem... you can use you own ref pics or the ones shown.....look forward to seeing what you all do.

~ :) Mo.

gnu
07-27-2003, 07:12 PM
I'm in!! This week sometime I will start..the umbrellas I think..may change the colour..or perhaps on the second go..
what is a suitable paper?? would 300gsm (very sturdy heavy WC paper) be OK..? I have no canvas left that is larger than 5 x 7"..
MY favourite pastel work (not oil) was of amny talbes with umbrellas hence the attraction here..
I'd love to work towards doing the figure with umbrella too.
any starting hints with this medium.??? .I feel like the gun is about to go off and I'm not sure which direction to run, but run I feel like doing...:D:D

Mo.
07-27-2003, 08:42 PM
Hi Gnu.... thanks for taking part.....have you used oil pastels before?... they are different baby to soft pastels, the paper you suggest sounds fine to me..... some people like to gesso water colour paper first, but I personally prefer not to...it is a matter of choice.....

Starting hints.... well if it were me I'd lightly sketch the pic with coloured pencils first, then plunge right in with colour, laying in the darks and lights with the pastels, you may find that it's easier to lay dark over light with oil pastels... you can blend them with torchons, colour shapers, brushes dry, or moistened with turps or liquin, some use linseed oil, baby oil too, although I've not tried oil for blending... also you can use a folded piece of tissue or kitchen roll to blend, Q tips, ...fingers... much the same as soft... but OP's are harder to blend, you also need a heavier touch when applying the first layer... also make sure you wipe the pastels clean often, as otherwise you will transfer unwanted colour into areas where you don't want it... if you need more help jus drop me a PM, I'll help if I can. :)...

Also check out the sticky on Oil pastels ...lots of info there for you too....

good luck.
~ :) Mo.

Dyin
07-28-2003, 07:11 PM
Well, mine's done!!!! Finally I did something fast...only 2 whole days to do it!!!!! :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=24356

Now.....where's everybody elses????:evil: :p

gnu
07-28-2003, 08:33 PM
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hey very well done!!!:clap: boy I know how hard detail is and I know how 'lost' one can get in petals:D
lovely rose..and don't worry recognisably rain drops!!:clap: :clap:

Dyin
07-28-2003, 08:50 PM
Thanks, Gnu! Yeah...I really WAS wishing I had a map to find my way through those petal patterns lol! Looking forward to seeing your umbrellas....

Kathryn Wilson
07-28-2003, 09:01 PM
Dyin (Swampy): soooo many petals, not surprised you couldn't keep track. I have the same problem with flowers - can't figure out which petal I am doing. Hmmm . . . I wonder if numbering would help.

Experiencing some kind of block this weekend and today - I think I'll go visit the artist block thread and get unblocked - LOL.

Seriously, this is very nice - what is the background made up of and how did you achieve this effect? Size? Paper? When doing raindrops is it the same idea as doing glass - pretty much an outline with the petal color in the middle?

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Dyin
07-28-2003, 09:12 PM
Hey Bear! Lot of that b word going around...maybe it's the summer doldrums...
this is 9x12 on cold press watercolor paper...Background..did a rain streak effect with turps and a grey green and a touch of pink (it looked real good but was just too light) and then skimmed a dark cold grey color pencil over the top to catch the high spots...my original ref had a black background and I didn't feel like black...on the rain drops it's like you described with a white highlight due to light hitting it, but theres also a little dark reflection underneath and sometimes behind...
Is the heat still keeping you out of your studio? That might be all that's wrong...I'm sure you'll come up with something nice and loosey goosey before you know it!

Kathryn Wilson
07-28-2003, 09:27 PM
Dyin: That background looked like burlap or grasscloth - very interesting background!!

Not going to bore the rest of the folks here about being "blocked." What terminology - LOL. I'll give you a PM.

Mo.
07-29-2003, 05:25 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/19147/tn_OP_project_rose.jpg

Your raindrops have turned out beautifully Sue... ! I've not done many flowers either, I look at flowers and love painting to paint them I've painted about 6 so far, but they are not the easiest of subjects even though they look easy to do, especially roses and carnations so many petals.....

Your rose is gorgeous! Well done!

~ :) Mo.

Mo.
07-29-2003, 05:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/7242/tn_IMG_7645umbrellas_done.jpg

WOW!! Great job on this on Gnu.....love that field of umbrellas :)
Did you enjoy doing this and what size is it...looks small here...love the colour choices too.

~ :) Mo.

Dyin
07-29-2003, 09:54 AM
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Hey, Gnu...didn't realize yours was done! I just wish it was a little bigger! Agree with Mo...pretty neat composition....so did you enjoy the OPs? How big is it and on what surface? Great job!!!

Dyin
07-29-2003, 10:51 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/5154/tn_water_puddle.jpg

Mo!!! This is awesome! Seriously...I really like this one...sort of abstract but definately a lovely reflection in a puddle. The drip ripples are really good and I like the leaves...nice touch!!! So..you're as bad as the rest of us...what size, what support?? Did you use turps or straight OPs???
Oh and thanks for your too kind words on my rose...a little lacking in composition...but still recognizably a rose...so mission accomplished lol!

Kathryn Wilson
07-29-2003, 11:28 AM
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Gnu! This looks really nice - the blues give it a rainy day mood and the umbrellas give the composition texture. Good one!

Kathryn Wilson
07-29-2003, 11:30 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/5154/tn_water_puddle.jpg

Mo. You did a great job in brightening up this photo - great color combination. You handled the raindrop ripples very well.

I signed up for the project and picked out a photo - now I have to just get to it hadn't I? LOL

nougat
07-29-2003, 12:14 PM
Count me in!!! Tho I can't start till tomorrow. What is it about rain that makes it look soooo desirable and cooling when its a sweltering hot summer?? And then we grumble at the wet in winter!!:)

Mo the colours inyour puddle are super!!

Gnu all those umbrellas must have been soooo difficult!

Sue your rose is really beautiful!!


Well done!!




:clap:
nadine

MKathleen
07-29-2003, 06:50 PM
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Hi Sue:
Hey you got busy! I love your rose is it from your garden? Boy I think your rain drops turned out great. Lovely...:clap:
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
07-29-2003, 06:54 PM
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Hi gnu:
Oh I love your umbrellas great job on the colors!
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
07-29-2003, 06:59 PM
thanks, Kathy...my friend's mom's garden...wish it had more 'punch' but will maybe go back and play with it one day...hmmm...have you done yours??? I better go check!!!!

gnu
07-29-2003, 07:50 PM
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oh this is Brillliant!!! So much life in it..I also thought the ref was a little drab..you've done an awesome job..how big is it? I can see it in a large spacious foyer/reception area..you should do more!!:clap: :clap:

gnu
07-29-2003, 07:54 PM
thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments..
I have added the details in the project..this was about 5x7" on WC paper..(a little too textured..I've started another on smooth 100% cotton paper with solvent to blend;) )
I would like to do another umbrella one, large..ones without those double layers on..I think I could do my own original comp, now I've walked thru one...perhaps with bold colours and some close up rain drops..like ?Sue's wonderful drops..

Dyin
07-29-2003, 08:50 PM
Gnu...that's cool that you're going to do another one!! I've started another too...different one tho....oooh....can't wait to see how your original comp comes out!!!!

MKathleen
07-29-2003, 11:23 PM
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Hi Mo:
Beautiful rich colors and I love the way you created the pooling of the water. Very nice abstract handling on this one!:clap:
Best,
Kathy

Dyin
07-29-2003, 11:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/5343/tn_RainyDayYellowRoseROBBINS.jpg

Geez Louise! Kathy....this is fantastic!!!! Can I please withdraw my rose now???? Seriously...you should be keeping those OPs out girl...I can't believe this isn't the ref pic!!! Geez, down to the little tears in the petals!! I think you did the rain drops just fine...they're a bit hard with OPs....Love the red here and there...geez..you should be giving ME tips on how to use the OPs!!! Great job and hope you'll be doing more OPs with us!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

MKathleen
07-30-2003, 12:42 AM
Can I please withdraw my rose now????
Hi Sue: NO YOU MAY NOT! I think your rose is lovely:clap: and your rain droplets are far better than mine. I must have a 'how to' on rain/dew drops in one of my books.
I'm really rusty with the op's but while working on the rose I could feel some knowledge returning. Guess it's like riding a bike you never really forget how no matter what your age (you just can't peddle as fast).lol
Boy you bet I'll be doing more op's with you all--you all you have been so supportive--you've lit the op fire.:D
Best,
Kathy:)

nougat
07-30-2003, 01:09 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/5343/tn_RainyDayYellowRoseROBBINS.jpg

This is really lovely!! I thought it was the foto too!!!

nadine

Kathryn Wilson
07-30-2003, 06:03 AM
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Picking my jaw up off the floor! I could have sworn this was the photo - so realistic! Wonderful job Kathleen! Oh how I wish there were progress paintings on this one. How about a demo sometime? So glad you picked the OP's up again and that you are willing to share your knowledge with the rest of us.

Still working on my drawing for pete's sake - LOL.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

MKathleen
07-30-2003, 06:15 AM
Hi nadine:
Thank you, I tried to be true to the image because it is pretty perfect. One of the reasons I got away from pastel was my work was becoming more and more realistic. Not that I don't have an appreciation for realistic work I do--it's just that I needed a change. Even while working on this painting I could feel myself wanting to add everything I saw in the photo image. Those rain droplets sure aren't very realistic, so still very rusty with the op's--lol
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
07-30-2003, 06:36 AM
Hi kyle:
Thank you too, as I mentioned to nadine I did stay pretty true to the photo image. Every element of the photo was really beautiful, but if you look I didn't paint everything in the photo (will ok almost not everything).lol
You know I forgot about being able to show progress updates--next time I will. If I do the lily flower, which was my second choice then I'll remember to add progress steps.
Maybe later on I can do a demo, but need lots of op practice before that happens. lol
Still working on a drawing is better than not working on a drawing.:D
Best,
Kathy
PS: My knowledge is 'old' knowledge I'm very pleased to share, but it's you all who I wish to learn from as you have the 'new' knowledge on these op's....

Kathryn Wilson
07-30-2003, 09:06 PM
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When the heck did you sneak this one in here! This looks cool! Would love to do water lilies some day. Tell me about the ampersand board and OP's - did you like it? I used art spectrum paper and much preferred it over the last paper I used.

Uploaded my finished entry (had 3 progress shots too).

Dyin
07-30-2003, 09:15 PM
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Ha...probably the same time you snuck THESE in lol!!! Kyle...I love how it came out...how I imagine a rainy day in London...love how you did it grey with the hints of color and the umbrella!!! And that was genius how you dealt with the background...the rain knocks it back beautifully!!! Yay!!! Kudos to you!!! And...guess what??? WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY???? This is NOT loosey goosey!!!!!

Oh...hate the pastel board with OPs...hate the acrylic undercoat I put on worse LOL!!! So far just like the velour and the Fabriano Tiziano but still have to try the Wallis...
this is really great girl!!!!

Dyin
07-30-2003, 09:16 PM
Oh...I see lucy goosey...she got her hand on that's guys butt lol!!!!
Oh I just crack myself up!

Kathryn Wilson
07-30-2003, 09:24 PM
Dang it Dyin - I knew I had to go back and fix something - LOL. Of course, I did not view that as a "goose"!

I really, really like the Art Spectrum for OP's. I was able to do a watercolor wash with no problems. AND, I finally figured out what you and Mo have been talking about - pushing the color with whatever you use - I used a colorshaper and it worked great. It is like painting, but more like pushing the color around and into the paper filling the low spots.

I thought I read somewhere that OP's on acrylics (unless a very, very thin wash) does not work well.

Dyin
07-30-2003, 09:29 PM
lol~! Leave it...I see people doin it all the time! I haven't got any Art Spectrum...will have to give it a go...yeah, it's neat pushin those OP's around...I planned on my piece just being loose and didn't think I'd worry about the acrylic and I have to use up those boards somehow!! You can also use a brush...I have a tiny flat acrylic brush I like, I just swipe it on the OP and it's nice for edges and subtle highlights...sort of like glazing...but have to have a very light touch...really...was just kidding about the goose!!!

Kathryn Wilson
07-30-2003, 09:37 PM
Naw, it's already fixed - of all the stuff in this picture, I hate how the girl turned out. I did try scraping her out, but it did not work. Any ideas - I want to leave her in, but want to improve.

Of course, at one time in the picture she did look fine and then I had to go fussing again.

Dyin
07-30-2003, 09:47 PM
been there, done that lol!!! My brain is strained and can't think of a thing...leave it sit a day and remind me by PM to look at it tomorrow...and we'll see what could be done...off to sit in front of the telly a bit....nity nite!

nougat
07-31-2003, 02:09 AM
Well done Kyle and Sue!!!

I'm behind with mine....try and start today!

nadine

MKathleen
07-31-2003, 11:27 AM
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Hi kyle:
I like the way you cut threw the minor parts of the photo, and consentrated on the interesting elements of the composition. The red umbrella leads my eye into the heart of the painting and back to the foreground figure. I think your finished! lol
Best,
Kathy:)

Mo.
07-31-2003, 12:19 PM
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WOW oh WOW!!!! Kathy this is fantabulous, thought you'd posted the ref pic at first......such detail.... and the colours are so vibrant....those old pastels are serving you well..... I reckon now you should do a WIP for us, you are obviously a master at these.

Fantastic work! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Glad you participated in this project. WOW!

Mo.
07-31-2003, 12:23 PM
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Oooh this is super Kat... you've summed up the rainy day theme brilliantly... love the hand on the butt too.:D:D, and the dash of red is a touch of magic!

Mo.
07-31-2003, 12:26 PM
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Like it Sue, I like, some great effects there, looks like you loads of fun doing this one, not your usual style, can see what you meant to with the VG thingy, but it's worked.

Dyin
07-31-2003, 12:55 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2003/19147-VG_CU.jpg
this is a close up of one of the lily pads...it was loads of fun...but the reason I had to smooth the water out is I couldn't figure out how to do controlled random strokes...I could get wild and choppy but couldn't get rippley...if you know what I mean...and wild and choppy was just too much for the area...thinking about you Mo...doing the kneecap on my WIP...sans lumps....:D

MKathleen
07-31-2003, 03:51 PM
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Hi Sue:
Wow I love your Monet lily and I love the colors your chose everything works together to create such a visual treat. :clap:
What's next on your list?
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
07-31-2003, 04:03 PM
Hi Mo:
Thank you, I really had for got how much I loved working with oil pastel--your project brought it all back.
The rose was a real treat to paint except those pestsky rain droplets. lol After finally getting my oil pastels cleaned up they really looked and performed really well after several years of non-use.
I absolutly love 'The Pastel Forum' and plan to participate in as many projects as I have time for. Y'all are the greatest.
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-01-2003, 02:16 PM
Kath...need to finally finish my WIP portrait! Then I have a friend's adorable grand daughter to do for a Christmas present and then a super portrait of my Chow-Chow Boots...and I actually have 2 more lined up after that...well, 3 lol!!! Plan to be very busy and happy...the projects are fun but have to get to what I love and do best...didn't you say you were going to do the lily pond too???

MKathleen
08-01-2003, 05:03 PM
Hi Sue:
Always good to be busy especially if it's our art work!!!tee hee:D, and it sounds like you have one right after the other to do--please share all.:clap:
I'll be looking for more WIP's coming from you--So you have a Chow Chow bet Boots is adorable. I did a portrait of a Chow in soft pastel for a Vet Clinic--I'll see if I can find it and put it in a thread. We had some boating friends who had two Chow's they were a little on the cross side (short tempered). And they'd turn on each other at a minutes notice-then other times very please to be with each other. I love their reddish color especially when their puppies (black)--they look like little bears.
I like the projects too--there pretty fast--I decided to do the watering can as it hadn't been done as of this posting. Already did one flower anyway...lol
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-01-2003, 05:55 PM
Ok...I'll start a thread with my old pastel of Boots...he was cute and it's my husband's favorite piece I've done...so please, either add yours to that or start another!!! Oooh, can't wait to see the watering can and I'll share as I go on the other pieces...

Mo.
08-01-2003, 07:12 PM
See Sue... you wouldn't listen to me would you.....TSK

Kathy... looking forward to seeing what you do with my watering can.... I put it under the drainpipe to catch the rainwater for my plant tubs.... I hope you appreciate how wet I got when taking that pic and the yellow rose which you painted brilliantly, sorry it's not that clear .... the red blob in the background is my dog's football.:D... thought I'd leave it there to add a little contrast.:)

Dyin
08-01-2003, 07:47 PM
hanging head, Mo...lol!

MKathleen
08-01-2003, 11:24 PM
Hi Moe:
Almost missed your post--was drawn into Sue's close-up of her lily pad.....It makes for a neat abstract, interesting how many little painting can be a part of a larger one. I like it Sue:D

Moe--Thank you, for giving me some back ground on the watering pale. I had planned leave the ball in the composition the color is perfect! Also I appreciate you getting wet for art sake...At A Girl!:clap: I'll do my best to make you proud!:D
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-03-2003, 01:30 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/15364/tn_a_rainy_day.jpg

Hi nadine:
I think shes lovely--I know it's difficult to recover over black it like the black hole in space! Even with so you did a wonderful interpretation of this photograph.:clap:
Best,
Kathy

Dyin
08-03-2003, 01:46 AM
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Good thing Kathy's on the ball! I didn't think to go see if there were any new entries! I think it came out nice....black really IS hard to do...but I have found it's better to use the highlight color and then use a charcoal or medium grey to get a black look and then when you go to put lighter highlights it picks up the highlight tone...but I think it came out very nice! The rain looks very rainy too!!

nougat
08-03-2003, 02:09 AM
Hi

Thanks Kathy and Sue for looking. And Sue I will keep those tips in mind for next time!!! She didn't turn out half as pretty as the lady in the foto - my hubby looked at it and said 'My she's ugly!!!' ....sigh....:o

nadine

Mo.
08-03-2003, 07:16 AM
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Nadine you've done a super job with this one... yes it is hard to put colour over the top of black...sometimes it's best to leave it for a day or so, or pop it into the fridge to harden a bit, then you can lightly stroke another colour over the top, what I'll also do is wipe back with a cotton bud dipped in turps, then apply the lighter colour .

Mo.
08-03-2003, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by MKathleen
Hi Moe:

Moe--Thank you, for giving me some back ground on the watering pale. I had planned leave the ball in the composition the color is perfect! Also I appreciate you getting wet for art sake...At A Girl!:clap: I'll do my best to make you proud!:D
Best,
Kathy:)

I know you willl....looking forward to seeing what you do.

~ :) Mo.

Kathryn Wilson
08-03-2003, 08:25 AM
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Nadine: I think you did a really nice job on the "lady in black" - the background looks super and very rainy. When I did the same picture I copped out and only did greys and blacks so I didn't try to put any color on top of the black - just white and grey highlights. I know from past experience that black will dull down any color and change the value totally. Not sure how I would have solved the problem.

Dyin
08-03-2003, 10:32 AM
Hey, Nadine and Kat...take a nice rich brown and put it on a scrap piece, nice and thick...then take an acrylic brush, swipe it on a dark blue until it's loaded and then try lightly brushing over the brown...wipe on a papertowel to clean the brown off and load up as needed...it makes a super rich dark color that fools the eye into thinking it's black...

Dyin
08-03-2003, 11:47 PM
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So glad you are doing progress pics...I forgot! Looks like you've got a good basic layout. What is charcoal paper??? Does it like these OPs??? Can't wait to see the rest!

nougat
08-04-2003, 05:34 AM
Thanks for the tip Sue!!

Kathy your watering can is looking great - looking forward to more!!

nadine

Mo.
08-04-2003, 06:47 AM
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Looking good Kathy.. like the well placed ball there.....please tell me what exactly is charcoal paper, what is the difference between it and pastel paper?

MKathleen
08-04-2003, 01:01 PM
Sue & Mo
I've used Strathmore 300 series Charcoal paper with OP's for several paintings. It's not dis-simular to pastel paper in texture except it's not quite as dense as pastel paper. It has a very nice tooth and holds both OP and SP very nicely. You can also use turps with charcoal paper.
Mo
Thank you, I thought for interest the ball would be better placed nearer to the pale--what I wasn't sure of is how large the ball is and how large it should be in relation to the pale. So do you think it reads ok?
Sue
If you do another one I'd love to see progress pic's from you too! okay:D It would be great if everyone would do at least one of their project images with progress pic's--I know it takes more time and effort, but it's such a terrific learning tool.
Another reason I've been using the charcoal paper is I've been to lazy to go to the art store for some illustration board to prime.:D--should have just ordered some when I ordered my canvases. Which by the way I got a note from Dick Blick there on the way...
Thanks for your comments about my progress image:D
nadine
Thank you, glad you like my progress so far, and I will post a few more as I go along.:) I check everyday often to see who has put up something new.

Thank you all for your questions and comments they all are very much appreciated.
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-04-2003, 01:12 PM
thanks for the info, Kathy! I did progress shots on my first portfolio...but just forgot here...will next one!

MKathleen
08-04-2003, 03:57 PM
Hi Sue--:Dhey no pressure here :evil::D ;) :angel: :cat:
Sadley there is just so much time in the day to do everything we'd like to do. :D
My hubby just looks at me when I'm on the computer and says 'are you still working'? I tell him 'no I'm playing' lol
Best,
Kathy:)
I have our computer and my studio (converted bedroom) room combined. So I just get up from the computer and move over to either the drafting table or the easel. If I could just figure out how to use my left hand for painting and my right hand for typing I'd get lots done.:D Yuck Yuck Yuck....Ok back to playing
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-04-2003, 04:17 PM
Yah...I think you and Mo are TOTALLY ganging up on me! :evil: :p
My studio is about 4 feet from the puter...so if you figure out that left/right hand style...give me some pointers lol!

Mo.
08-04-2003, 06:43 PM
Hi Kathy...sorry to be so slow in replying.... I've had a few traumatic days and some things have gone by the board.....

The ball in question is the size of a football..so maybe a tad bigger, but not that much as the watering can is quite large....what I can do tomorrow if you like is place the ball as you have it in your sketch and take a shot of it for you...it won't be raining tomorrow though as we are in the throes of a heatwave here...most uncomfortable weather... hmmm I'll have to make sure my dog is inside when I do this, or he'll take it away just as I'm about to snap it.:D

Kathy and Sue, we three seem to have similar studios/workplaces. I have the spare bedroom which is about 11x 10 feet not oversized :D... I swing around from my computer to my desk and easel too, lots of excercise Heehee......... not nearly enough room, and the lighting is all wrong too, very often working in my own light....just have to put up with it... thanks also for the info on the paper.... I intend to do another painting, but it may be in a few weeks time... I have to concentrate on my exhibtion for a while now...let's keep this going for as long as we can..... I only wish more OP's would join in, maybe the subject doesn't appeal.... like the idea too of showing progress pics of your work... must remember to do that.....

Sue whose ganging up on you? :eek: Not me......relax Muffy.....:D:angel:

MKathleen
08-04-2003, 09:53 PM
My studio is about 4 feet from the puter...so if you figure out that left/right hand style...give me some pointers lol!
Hi Sue:
It's a deal I'll be sure and let you know! As for me figuring it out please don't hold your breath.:D lol
I worked some more on the rainy day project this afternoon and will try and get further along before I post again. Not sure how many progress images you can post--do you know?
Oh geez I didn't think I was picking on you, shame on me...:evil::D
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-04-2003, 10:17 PM
Hi Mo:
Please don't feel you have to be sorry for being slow in replying or even not replying.:) I'm sorry to hear you had some bad days I hope all is ok now.
Mo you don't have to take a picture of the ball--I can figure it out. Sounds like you have enough on your plate--spend the time you would be using to take the photograph painting. OK...
hmmm I'll have to make sure my dog is inside when I do this, or he'll take it away just as I'm about to snap it. then I'd just have to add him to the painting. lol
My first studio and for a long time was my kitchen table. After every painting session I'd have to pick every thing up and stow it away. Oh well not a large studio does an artist make--but sure would be nice to have one.:D You know one that has areas for painting, large area for your easel so when you step back your not tripping over your dog, cat, chair, husband, doggie toy, room for a matting and framing table--you know one of height so you don't have to bend over:rolleyes: room for your drafting table--oh and a large table just to lay things on! Some body stop me--oh geez I must have been dreaming.
We'll keep the project going for as long as anyone wants too!:) I think it's a terrific project and others will join in from time to time I'm sure...Right All:)
Mo when is your exhibtion? I must have missed hearing about it, how wonderful!:clap: please keep us informed....
Best,
Kathy:)

Kathryn Wilson
08-04-2003, 10:19 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/progress/5343/tn_WaterPale2.jpg

Wow, that blending with the turps really does pull it all together. Will check back for more progress posts!

Dyin
08-04-2003, 10:33 PM
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coming along really great, Kathy...you can put as many progress shots as you want...I did 9 on my last one lol! By the time I got done most everybody was long gone on something else...can't wait to see the next step!

MKathleen
08-04-2003, 10:46 PM
Hi kyle
The turps works really nicely I know there are better mediums than turps out there. Probably easier on the paper too...
Thank you for looking at my progress I appreciate it. Oh been meaning to mention to you when I was a little girl my grandfather use to always call me 'Cat'--short for Kathleen.:cat:

Hi Sue
Thank you for the compliment and also for answering my 'work in progress question! Mucho thanks...:D
By the time I got done most everybody was long gone on something else...can't wait to see the next step!
It might just happen to me tooooooooooooo:D
Best,
Kathy:)

sundiver
08-05-2003, 12:26 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/5343/tn_RainyDayYellowRoseROBBINS.jpg

This is absolutely gorgeous!
I'm in the middle of my trip to Winnipeg and got a few internet minutes to check out WC. This project is looking very good...can't wait to start mine.

MKathleen
08-05-2003, 01:43 AM
Hi sundiver:
Thank you for the nice compliment, and we'll look forward to you joining the project.
Have a safe trip,
Best,
Kathy:)

Mo.
08-05-2003, 09:50 AM
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This is developing beautifully Kathy.. you can paint my little garden anytime..... I also dream of a studio as you described.... but for now this is one of the hazards I have to put up with while I work.:D Macky, my pet cockatiel chewing my paintbrushes on my overly cluttered desk! :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Aug-2003/5154-macky.jpg

Hi Wendy.... looking forward to seeing you join in soon. :)

cheers,
Mo.

guilliame
08-05-2003, 01:05 PM
Hi Mo,thought i'd sign up for my first oil pastel project,so i have started this and posted in progress,strange territory this oil pastels and rain,and it's hot and humid and dry as a bone everywhere:D so this initial painting is to try and give the impression that it's really wet before i do any more on the background buildings and figures:)

MKathleen
08-05-2003, 01:19 PM
Hi Mo:
Oh, thank you for sharring this little fellow with us--Macky is adorable. My son-in-law had one of these birds and he was so darn smart. We got to birdie set him a few times and had such a chuckle with his antic's. He loved anything in a drinking glass I mean anything--beer, bourbon and soda--he was a real man's bird. lol As I recall his name was Piddi:) You need to paint this one when time permits. Mo thank you it would be my pleasure to paint your garden again.:):clap:
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-05-2003, 01:30 PM
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Hi:
Your painting is coming along nicely and I sure can tell it's a rainy day. You've convinced me that everything is wet. Will look forward to your next progress report...
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-05-2003, 01:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/15073/tn_intherain.jpg

Hi There:
I like the way you zero'd in on the two figures--I love the colors of the yellow-orange rain coat and the red umbrella along with the nice greenery. Keep up the good work.
I love OP's too!:D
Best,
Kathy:)

Kathryn Wilson
08-05-2003, 02:37 PM
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It certainly looks all wet and rainy to me! You even have side-ways movement, as if the rain were blowing from left to right. Can't wait to see more! :clap:

Kathryn Wilson
08-05-2003, 02:39 PM
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Yay, someone else is trying this photo - this progress post looks good and I like the bright colors you are using.

nougat
08-05-2003, 03:56 PM
Kathy - your watering can is looking fab!!! Looking forward to more - I like the position of the red ball.

Guilliame - Your rainy day looks very wet indeed!!!

Greeble - what a good idea to focus on that couple in the foto!!!

Mo - Macky is lovely!!!

nadine

Dyin
08-05-2003, 05:12 PM
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Looking good and wet!!! Glad you joined in...will watch for progress shots!

Dyin
08-05-2003, 05:17 PM
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I agree, nice crop for this one...and the umbrella pops against the green to the left...good rain too...

Dyin
08-05-2003, 05:19 PM
Hey, Dundee...does the bird paint??? pretty cute...

MKathleen
08-05-2003, 05:46 PM
Hi nadine:
Thank you, Thank you--still working on progress #3.
Best,
Kathy

Mo.
08-05-2003, 06:10 PM
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Guilli!!! This is super....lots of great reflections and colour going on there, yes it does indeed look wet, I wouldn't think you need to do much more to it either, it's looking great as it is.

Cheers,
Mo.:)

Mo.
08-05-2003, 06:14 PM
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Oooh Great another new entry, so glad you've joined in. :)
Your painting is lovely, good colours making a dull rainy day look cheerful. Hope you won't stop with one.

cheers,
Mo.:)

Mo.
08-05-2003, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Dyin
Hey, Dundee...does the bird paint??? pretty cute...

Hey Muffy...maybe I could teach him.... you never know you may have hit on something there. :D

Dyin
08-06-2003, 08:46 AM
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Someone has been a busy girl!!! Like the colors you're using...are you still using turps???? Can you make your final a little bigger??? I love looking at details!!!

Dyin
08-06-2003, 08:48 AM
Dundee....yep...I see fame and forturne...and a feature on David Letterman's Stupid Pet tricks :evil: :D

E-J
08-06-2003, 09:03 AM
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Mo ... this is my first squizz at the Rainy Day OP project and WOW, there's some really super stuff going on here! Your puddle is fantastic ~ beautiful swirls, vibrant colours, and what an unusual subject! Will be back later to look at everyone else's entries :clap:

MKathleen
08-06-2003, 02:49 PM
Can you make your final a little bigger??? I love looking at details!!!
Hi Sue:
Sure I can:D I'll make the final larger--getting close to finishing--yes I'm still using the turps. If there is an area I want to remove some of the color (to go over again) or an area I want to blend I use the turps. My method must not be to conventional but that is how I learned.;) Having a problem with the walkway and puddle, but will work it out....well maybe suggestions welcome:D
My canvases came in yesterday and boy are they beautiful!:clap:
I'd like to get started on the acrylic ruff-in today.:) Probably will put a WIP into The Acrylic Forum--I'll add a link into one of my posts or one of yours if it's ok. I feel that y'all are a part of this painting as it had it's roots in The Pastel Forum:).

Dyin
08-06-2003, 02:52 PM
yeah...do give us a link...would be nice to see...and you had planned for OPs til we threw a monkey wrench in the works....I'll look for your finished piece later!

MKathleen
08-06-2003, 03:43 PM
Hi Sue:
Thank you, hey that is ok you all saved me some real potential problems! And look at the OP's I would have gone thru!:D
Best,
Kathy:)

Mo.
08-08-2003, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by E-J
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Mo ... this is my first squizz at the Rainy Day OP project and WOW, there's some really super stuff going on here! Your puddle is fantastic ~ beautiful swirls, vibrant colours, and what an unusual subject! Will be back later to look at everyone else's entries :clap:

Thanks E-J... why not have a go yourself. :)

Dyin
08-08-2003, 04:10 PM
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TADA!!!! Geesh...keep forgetting to check...you have to nudge us with these final entries...at least me! This came out great...I'm super loving the can, faucet and building...Mo...is this home or what???? Great job, Kathy!

guilliame
08-08-2003, 04:18 PM
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Dyin,so this is your delicate side huh,for one who dont do flowers you have given it a durn good go,love the rose and all the swirls in the petals,interesting to read about the background technique,nice one,shame your pastels wouldn't cooperate on the rain drops they must be so hard to do but i feel [and lord dont ask me how] that they need a little something just to make them pop:D

MKathleen
08-08-2003, 04:21 PM
Hi and Thanks Sue:
I think I blew the ball--looks more like a tomato lol...the walkway didn't really come out as I'd hope. I had reached the part where you just have to say it's as good as it's going to get!:D
You picked out my favorite parts of this photo and resulting painting too. Are we related? tee hee...
Best,
Kathy:)

guilliame
08-08-2003, 04:23 PM
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Heu gnu,love your brollys,ditto the comments on colour and composition,well done:D

guilliame
08-08-2003, 04:28 PM
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Puddle Hell Mo,your sure twirling them sticks:D super puddle rings and it's got that abstact feel too and the blue of that water pops love it:clap:

guilliame
08-08-2003, 04:39 PM
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MKathleen,wonderful entry :clap:

Dyin
08-08-2003, 04:51 PM
Guilly...well, looks like the trashman will have to take care of the 'pop' lol! Secret's out...I don't have the room to keep any but the ones that come out the way I planned. Once in awhile I'll throw an experiment in my old portfolio...sometimes I develop a fondness for them...but this one was just a touch too washed out for my tastes...but I made Mo happy!!!!:angel: :evil: :angel:

Sister Kathy!!!! I KNEW mom didn't tell me the truth!!! lol!

and hmmm...yes, Guilliame...shall we see if YOU can make raindrops pop?????:evil: :evil: :evil:

guilliame
08-08-2003, 04:52 PM
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Hey Nougat,i saw this in the ref pic and thought of doing it,but all the black put me off,i like the way you have zeroed in on the girl tho and i like what you have done especially the rain well done:D

guilliame
08-08-2003, 04:59 PM
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MKathleen,interested to read how you are working on this pic,it looks good so far,i like it and i'm looking forward to see how you how you handle the water dripping from the drainpipe into the watering can :D

nougat
08-08-2003, 05:01 PM
Thanks for looking Guilliame. The black was quite mucky to work with. My first instinct was to use black paper - wish I'd done that it would have made my job easier!

nadine

guilliame
08-08-2003, 05:13 PM
MKathleen,Kyle,Nougat,Dyin and Mo,glad to see you all think it's wet lol:D gotta cross thatch some reds and blues on the guy's mac on the left dont want a big black patch there and the building and windows are a bit skew whiff,gonna stew on it a while:D

Kyle,where is the goose,i wanna see the hand on the butt,but everytime i clicked on the image i got error this has been deleted.:confused:

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 05:17 PM
Guilliame: I erased that sucker along time ago . . . had too many old women gawking at it . . . LOL

Mo.
08-08-2003, 05:19 PM
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Wow! Kathy.. didn't realise that you had finished either... what a grand job you've done of this one, it's strange seeing this painted, who would have thought that such a plain photo could tun out so beautiful, love the way you have handled the water trickling into the can.... Super work Kathy, so glad you took part.

Cheers,
Mo.:)

Dyin
08-08-2003, 05:23 PM
ha ha...the goose came up again...lol lol lol...

Mo.
08-08-2003, 05:25 PM
Sue... yes that's my humble abode..scruffy looking garden path that Kathy made beautiful :)

Guilli thank you kind sir for you comments I'm tossing up the idea of including this one in my exhibition, not sure as it's so different to what I usually do what do you guys think? Should I or not:D


Aww kat... put it back at once... how dare you delete it and deny Guilli a looksee. :D:D.... Naughty girl..... Besides I liked it.

Dyin
08-08-2003, 05:31 PM
Yes, include it...don't know why, but it DOES seem different to me...liking it different...just a mood you have going there...
and you're a forum guide...MAKE HER PUT IT BACK...my ROSE came back to haunt ME....mommmmmmmm.......MAKE HER!

guilliame
08-08-2003, 05:35 PM
Dyin,nooooooooo waaaaaaaaay jose,it was only a minor thought,wish i hadn't mentioned it now:D

Dyin
08-08-2003, 05:38 PM
teehee...you are too fun to tease! I'll make Kat put the goose back...does that make up for it??? oh....Kat!!!! Puleeze put the goose back....:evil:

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 06:08 PM
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Kathy: This turned out so well! This was a rather dark photo and you brightened it up - that's hard to do - coming up with color that is hard to see or not there. I really like the red bricks behind the watering can.

Now, we can't wait to see the acrylics when they get done!

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 06:14 PM
Man, you guys and your postings are getting hard to follow - I thought we were talking about Mo putting the goosie picture in her exhibition (not really - LOL) - BUT you sure do jump around from subject to subject.

Mo, I think you should put it in your exhibition - it's different and I love the colors you used in it.

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 06:20 PM
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I've been so intrigued with this painting since I first saw it - can you explain how you got the diagonal movement through the painting to make it look like rainwind coming across from left to right. Pretty please :D

guilliame
08-08-2003, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by kyle
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I've been so intrigued with this painting since I first saw it - can you explain how you got the diagonal movement through the painting to make it look like rainwind coming across from left to right. Pretty please :D

HI Kyle,you gonna put the goose back lol:evil: :D

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 06:32 PM
If I still have a photo of it - I may have written over the top of it.:crying: ;) :evil:

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 06:36 PM
aww right, just for you randy old broads . . .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2003/14941-rainy-day-4a.JPG

Dyin
08-08-2003, 06:40 PM
see....GOOSE!!!! lol lol lol! You're a sport, Kat! Who's Randy?

guilliame
08-08-2003, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by kyle
aww right, just for you randy old broads . . .

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Aug-2003/14941-rainy-day-4a.JPG

Wowzer Wowzer,it's the girl having all the fun,and all the time i thought it was the man taking advantage,you going to work on this some more lol:D noooo not that,i was thinking if you extend their legs a bit more then her arm would be around his waist,you got a good interpretation of this pic and the red brolly and lips are :cool: and the rain swept building is neat too.

Kathryn Wilson
08-08-2003, 07:42 PM
guilli: I actually posted a final of this (without the goose girl) - that's why the RB were all up in arms - LOL.

Now, how about your part of the bargain - thought I forgot - huh. How'd you do those perpendicular lines to signify rain/wind?

:p

guilliame
08-09-2003, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by kyle
guilli: I actually posted a final of this (without the goose girl) - that's why the RB were all up in arms - LOL.

Now, how about your part of the bargain - thought I forgot - huh. How'd you do those perpendicular lines to signify rain/wind?

:p Hi Kyle i'm not ducking the question,first of all i used a purple dicular colour lol he he :D sorry bout that couldn't resist it:) i know vertical and horizontal had to go and look it up,at right angles to plane of horizon,so now i was intriqued as well,where are these perpendicular lines,i looked at my painting thinking this must be one of those happy accidents which sometimes happen,i am left handed so my pastel strokes would be from right to left horizontally across the page and left to right at right angles,most of my brollys are also at a right to left angle,i hoped that the woman going off the left of the pic,the man in the suit coming forward and across left to right,and the man with the orange brolly going from left to right and the couple on the right going forward would help with the movement of the pic,so where was the strokes that you could see to signify the rain and the wind,so i clicked on my post to view the 2 pcs together, on the one on the screen which i posted there are strokes at right angles across the yellow sign and 2 more under the womans shopping bag on the right,are these the ones you mean,coz they are not on my pic,hhmm a mystery,thinking about it i happened to look over to my table by the window the newspaper had some right angle shadows across the front page,so this must have happened when i took a digi pic of my painting,they look quite neat tho and maybe i can include them in my painting:D .

Kathryn Wilson
08-09-2003, 02:18 PM
Yes, those are the lines! Happy accidents do happen - take advantage and go with it!

E-J
08-09-2003, 02:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/5343/tn_RainyDayYellowRoseROBBINS.jpg

This is really pretty.

MKathleen
08-09-2003, 05:19 PM
Hi E-J:
Thank you so much, but you know I really blew it on the droplets on the pedals. I used to dark a pencil when I drew in the droplets and try as I may could lighten them enough. Oh well good lesson for next time I do droplets. lol
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-24-2003, 01:34 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/1471/tn_oprain.jpg

Hey There:
Glad you joined our merry band of rainy day oil pastel-er's. It sure does look rainy and I love the red bird.
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-24-2003, 10:56 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/1471/tn_oprain.jpg

Oh....glad someone saw this...afraid I forgot to look for new entries! Love the cardinal and you really got that rainy, dreary look...I can almost hear that dripping onto the grass sound you get in the woods on a day like this...glad you joined in!

MKathleen
08-24-2003, 03:54 PM
Hi Kat:
Like Sue I need to remember to check the Projects more often. Found Leaflin had joined the project with a wonderful forest scene.
Thank you for your generous compliment I must say it wasn't one of the easier things I've done. I fell short on the pathway, the ball looks like an apple or tomato and the water puddle could have been more realistic. lol
My acrylic paintings are coming along really well I've gotten spoiled working in smaller formats--so the big canvases took some getting use too. Will post to 'The Acrylic Forum' when they are completed and will post a link here in 'The Pastel Forum'.
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-24-2003, 04:13 PM
Hi guilliame:
Just found your reply somehow I failed to answer it--sorry:(
The painting is finished I had taken it as far as I had time too.
The dripping water came out pretty well--it was the pathway, water puddle and ball that could have been better.
Thanks you for taking the time to look and comment.
Best,
Kathy:)

MKathleen
08-24-2003, 04:20 PM
Hi Moe:
Thanks you for your nice compliment I feel I fell short on this one, but enjoyed the experience and most of all the friendship.
It is interesting how different objects, landscapes can look when painted. As they say "art is in the eye of the beholder". WHO SAID THAT ANYWAY? any one know?
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-24-2003, 04:48 PM
As they say "art is in the eye of the beholder". WHO SAID THAT ANYWAY? any one know?


probably some artist having trouble selling their work...:p

MKathleen
08-25-2003, 01:00 AM
probably some artist having trouble selling their work...
:DOh Sue----you quack me up---yuck, yuck, yuck:D
Best,
Kathy:D

flower
08-25-2003, 02:58 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/14941/tn_rainy-day-5.jpg

Wow i love this one Kyle, and that touch of red..................

Dyin
08-25-2003, 03:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/14941/tn_rainy-day-5.jpg

Geez, Kat....you never said you did this...(thanks, flower for posting)...and it looks LOTS better this way too! Hope you're feeling better, Kat...been missing you around here...

MKathleen
08-26-2003, 10:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/6393/tn_Mass_Turnpike_rainy.jpg

Hi sundiver:
You weren't driving and trying to paint were you? lol ;)
All kidding as side it's a lovely misty painting.
Best,
Kathy:)

Dyin
08-26-2003, 11:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/6393/tn_Mass_Turnpike_rainy.jpg

this is too cool...the things we do for art's sake! You caught the mood wonderfully...

nougat
08-27-2003, 01:33 AM
Lovely paintings all!!

nadine

Mo.
09-04-2003, 06:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=25800

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/487/completed/6393/tn_Mass_Turnpike_rainy.jpg

WOW!!!... You absolutely amaze me with your 'moving' art.. this is brilliant!

Wendy....sorry for taking so long to reply... had to search for the thread, but so glad I did.:)

Mo.:)