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!becca
01-01-2013, 12:55 AM
Welcome to What's on Your Easel for the month of January 2013!

If needed, please remember to place the butt icon.

Please post your oil paintings that you are currently working on or have just finished.

Everyone is welcome to post in this thread - Newbies and experts, as long as the work is in oil paint!

For the most part, this is a “show and tell” thread, if you would like more detailed help or critiques, the main oil forum would be the place to post and ask

LadyD
01-01-2013, 08:22 AM
Hi Becca, Hi everyone :) :clap:

This is what I'm working on at the moment... Still learning... :) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/80629-long_bodalla_wip_800.jpg

Freesail
01-01-2013, 09:02 AM
LadyD, wonderful landscape. What size is it?

!becca
01-01-2013, 09:46 AM
Lady, thanks for starting our new year!!! Beautiful scene...I like that format!

mmdm
01-01-2013, 10:11 AM
Happy New Year Everyone!
Danielle, your landscape is beautiful. So peaceful. I'm also wondering what size it is. I like the long horizontal format of it.

!becca
01-01-2013, 10:14 AM
Melisa, that is Danielle's, I agree love that format!

mmdm
01-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Melisa, that is Danielle's, I agree love that format!


Oops, sorry! I haven't had much sleep. :) I probably shouldn't be trying to communicate with people yet! I'll fix it.

!becca
01-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Oops, sorry! I haven't had much sleep. :) I probably shouldn't be trying to communicate with people yet! I'll fix it.:thumbsup: don't worry about it...likely few here have had much sleep..;)

TruEnuff
01-01-2013, 11:53 AM
Hi Artist Friends!
I posted this last night in the December WOYE and, at Becca's suggestion, I'm re-posting to January, 2013!! Happy New Year!

This is a study for a future painting I'd like to do. There were several issues I wanted to work out so I decided to try a smaller (8"x6") canvas panel for a preliminary sketch. I rarely (never) paint on small canvases, but after this I'll be doing it more often, I think. (In fact, I did a small still life today.) There's probably less than 1 1/2 hours in this, but I feel like I'm more prepared for a larger canvas now.

Keep Painting! :wave:
Bruce

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/37443-IMG_0205_edited-1.jpg

TruEnuff
01-01-2013, 11:55 AM
LadyD, I really like the light sweeping across your landscape. Striking!

Keep Painting! :wave:
Bruce

!becca
01-01-2013, 11:56 AM
Bruce, your paint handling is wonderful here..beautiful light and clean colors...good luck with the painting..look forward to seeing it!

mmdm
01-01-2013, 12:04 PM
Bruce - Your study can definitely stand on its own as a completed painted. It looks great! I love the dappled blue sky among all the warm colors.

libby2
01-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Danielle, love your landscape
Bruce, same with your woodscape, truly I can see the handsawn timber in it!



OK, yikes :eek: just realized that this is an ACRYLIC and I posted in OILS :lol::lol::lol:

!becca
01-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Libby, love the boldness you have in this!

OK, yikes just realized that this is an ACRYLIC and I posted in OILS

:lol: I thought you meant you had finished it in oils..:lol:

I still like the boldness..:thumbsup:

OziAfricana
01-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Happy New Year everyone. Bruce I love your study even though I agree it can stand as a painting proudly framed. When you paint this size of canvas, what brush sizes do you use to get these results? I am sure the bigger canvas will be awesome.

OziAfricana
01-01-2013, 02:40 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/13874-dancer_day_3_small.jpg

Still working on this from last week. The neck colours do not seem to be working and the left hand is difficult to define as he was dancing and the picture was blurred there.

!becca
01-01-2013, 03:03 PM
Looks like good progress, Ozi..in spite of your challenges here..

llawrence
01-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Nice work to start off the new year, everyone! I zonked out around 11:30 last night, ready for another day of painting.

Neil here is almost done - just a bit of value adjustments around the eyes, and a glaze of Prussian blue over the shirt once it dries a bit harder:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/132386-neil04b.jpg

The photo's a bit on the red side.

halbert5150
01-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Just started this. Very, very beginning of the painting. Im very inspired by Karl Runguis.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/1167725-wep_moose_1_copy.jpg

!becca
01-01-2013, 04:04 PM
llawrence, you just keep getting better...amazing expression!

!becca
01-01-2013, 04:23 PM
hal, looks to be a very good start!!!

libby2
01-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Becca, maybe if I put a final coat of oil over the acrylic it'll become an oil?....Then I'll repost. :lol: :D :evil:

Ozi I love the motion and expression you've captured in the dancer, I see his rhythm and body flowing.

llwarence, fabulous portrait. I'm always so impressed when an artist can lay down character with brush.

halbert, wonderful beginning, love those trees, can't wait to see how it progresses.

!becca
01-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Libby, it would work for me..:lol:

Freesail
01-01-2013, 04:44 PM
llawrence you did a fantastic job on this last painting.

LadyD
01-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Thank you all so much for the interest and encouragement. I'm so proud of the Wet-canvas Oil painters. :) My painting is 10 inches by 20 inches - so it's actually pretty small, and would fit along the length of my arm.

mtpalms
01-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Looks like 2013 is off to a roaring start!

This was a barter in trade commission* from last year, and I am trying to wrap up last year's loose ends by finishing it, before starting anything new. Unless I see something in the next couple of days that I can't stand not to fix, all I need to do is add the whiskers.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/208394-wc5890.jpg
*the reference is from a photo the client took, of a bobcat in his backyard that just took a sip of milk from a saucer he set out.

!becca
01-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Marcia..:thumbsup: nice work!

mtpalms
01-01-2013, 07:50 PM
:heart: Thanks Becca, you are always johnny on the spot!

Toril
01-01-2013, 08:33 PM
Lovely, Marcia! I like the muted colors and the shine in his eyes. Very cute :cat:!

Freesail
01-01-2013, 08:41 PM
Very nice painting Marcia.

NancyMP
01-01-2013, 08:55 PM
:clap: Marcia, your cat looks like it could walk out of the painting - I love:heart: it! The only thing I might suggest would be to dull the sky above him a bit, but that is just a tweak if you want it to be; absolutely unnecessary work unless you think so, too.

Coastal
01-01-2013, 10:43 PM
Marcia, Great lighting on the ears!
Well everywhere actually

mtpalms
01-01-2013, 11:42 PM
Thank you, Everyone!:heart:

I was a little unsure whether I could pull off the lighting, most of the subject being in the shade, I feel much much better about it now!

libby2
01-02-2013, 12:20 AM
Marcia, love your cat, wish I could take him home.

mtpalms
01-02-2013, 12:27 AM
I know! They seem as though they are as cuddly as my house cats. Wish they were.:rolleyes:

bethanyt
01-02-2013, 03:32 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2013/110135-gall5.jpg

on unstretched canvas 40cm x 30cm (16 x 12)
painted in 2 sessions as I host my exhibition, from a photo I took this past winter- in an historic part of Sydney.

OziAfricana
01-02-2013, 05:17 AM
Lovely bobcat Marcia. I love the definition in the cat. What size is it?

!becca
01-02-2013, 07:29 AM
Bethany, nice to see you here..lovely one..color is great and nice work with the little figures....good luck with your exhibition!

libby2
01-02-2013, 11:22 AM
Bethany, lovely painting, you really nailed the figures. :heart: Good luck with the show!

VicDiPilato
01-02-2013, 11:05 PM
I am still working on the coloring of this one... This is the first portrait that I might complete

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2013/337511-224938_10101490971443121_100329385_n.jpg

!becca
01-02-2013, 11:20 PM
Vic, nice to see this again..and glad to know you will finish..:)

VicDiPilato
01-02-2013, 11:28 PM
Thanks, it's nice being on vacation and having time to paint

!becca
01-02-2013, 11:30 PM
Yes, it's always nice having time to paint..

dollardays
01-02-2013, 11:40 PM
This is my 15 yr old Compassion International-sponsored child, who lives in Columbia. I have been her sponsor for four years and we exchange letters about four times a year. The money I send allows her to attend school. She found me on facebook a couple years ago and I saw this picture of her taken in a white dress. I changed the background quite a bit but the look on her face was so happy I had to paint it.

Anyway- it is my first painting of the new year and I am very happy with it, unlike most of my pieces. I am going to send her a print of it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2013/1144581-Yasmina-small.jpg

!becca
01-02-2013, 11:45 PM
Nora, what a beautiful painting and girl...how wonderful you are sponsoring her...just like you to do it though.

Junier
01-03-2013, 12:56 PM
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here just to post the last post of my painting , uff it is finally finished. I have to thank Becca for her last comment. Nice paintings so far this month, keep working hard and mainly have fun!.

I also post my first Video Presentation of this painting and post it in YouTube if you will like to see it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X2i5V8hiR_4

I really hope I could bring some thinking in saving our rainforest.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2013/833292-Home-Is-Gone-FINAL-800.jpg

!becca
01-03-2013, 12:59 PM
Junier, I do love this painting!! You got it right, I think...so interesting...and so true, I hope things change enough in time.

llawrence
01-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Thank you all for the encouraging comments.

Nora, what a great portrait. That's a great connection to your sponsored child.

Junier, I remember when this was a brunaille. It's turned out great!

Here's a finish (I think) on Neil:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2013/132386-neil05a.jpg

He could go in Oil Painting, Portraiture and Southwestern - I'm supposed to pick two, but I can't decide! Anyway, he'll get a thread in some two out of those three.

I also started on my little niece Evelyn. Photo was when she was visiting Jackson Hole last year. 24 x 36:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2013/132386-evelyn01.jpg

All her riding gear, including the apple... if I can pull this off it'll be cute as hell.

chonbi
01-03-2013, 01:55 PM
Hello everyone,
This just started, my project for January. I'm starting to fall in love with vintage photos... I think she must be from the 1920s. Tell me what you think!

Jared

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2013/203380-IMG_20130103_124928.jpg

!becca
01-03-2013, 02:08 PM
llawrence, it looks finished to me..nicely done! and nice start too..

chonbi, interesting subject, should be fun..

wdaniels
01-03-2013, 02:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2013/1054932-741056_511060315581646_1393020729_o.jpg

Junier
01-03-2013, 02:58 PM
Thank you Becca and llawrence for you nice comments. Yes I am trying to use the little skill I have to post a message this time an enviromental one. This one it took a lot of work as you both know. I have learned a lot, specially on how to work with these Artisan colors , its quite a challenge because they dry so quick. After this I think I will change some of the techniques I used. For example no more Dead Layers, and marmel guess sculpting. I will go now for Bouguereau way working with Ebauches instead. Lots research ahead...
Nice painting llawrence! you work with Under Umber layer too right?

chonbi
01-03-2013, 03:15 PM
Thank you becca, it should be a lot of fun... still debating whether to add colour and how much/where to put it. There is also an empty space on the table that seems to crave an object... but what? How would I add relevance to this piece... what should be placed beneath her precarious juggling?

Junier
01-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Nice painting wdaniels, I also like dollarsday Degas style, mtpalms wild Lince and LayD afternoon warm landscape.

!becca
01-03-2013, 03:28 PM
wdaniels, beautifully done, your clients will be very happy I'm sure.

llawrence
01-03-2013, 03:41 PM
Thanks Becca and Junier!Nice painting llawrence! you work with Under Umber layer too right? Junier, I usually do a brown underpainting, but I've really gotten into using brown ochre instead of umber these days. I used Da Vinci's Arizona Brown Ochre and Rublev's Lead White to get this one started off.

mtpalms
01-04-2013, 02:15 AM
Lovely bobcat Marcia. I love the definition in the cat. What size is it?
:) Sorry I was out of town for a few days. It is 16" x 20"

Great stuff everybody! I missed a lot the last couple of days.

wetbob
01-04-2013, 04:58 AM
great paintings so far! 2013 is starting just fine,
$days its a beautiful one!

SquashedToad
01-04-2013, 08:50 AM
Finished this one (10" x 8") the other day....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2013/33605-IMG_1887.JPG

Working on my robin (10" x 8")....
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2013/33605-IMG_1892.JPG

And started a new project for my new niece (will be 12" x 16" when I am done)...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jan-2013/33605-IMG_1885.JPG

!becca
01-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Madelaine, a busy start to this year for you....nice finish for that owl!!!

mmdm
01-04-2013, 09:40 AM
I can't seem to keep up with commenting but I do love to come in here and see what's new. There is always something wonderful!

Nora - the colors in this just knock my socks off! She's lovely and she is going to be so thrilled when she gets the print.

anth_knight
01-04-2013, 06:02 PM
Hi all, been a looonnnnnggg time since I've posted as I haven't done much for the last year or so. I've finally pulled my finger out and found some enthusiasm, so here's the latest work in progress!

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii287/58_440_sixpack/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20Anthony%20Knights%20Computer/superstars_5_lores.jpg

A belated Happy New Year by the way :)

Anth.

!becca
01-04-2013, 06:19 PM
Anth...Happy New Year back at ya!! and great composition for this..glad to see you back.

zbarrister
01-05-2013, 04:00 AM
It certainly looks like everyone is off to a great start this year. Bravo ! :clap:

This little piece is set to come off of the easel this weekend, and is a departure from my usual still lifes. 12x16 on stretched canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jan-2013/228978-cloud_resized.JPG


Z

!becca
01-05-2013, 04:45 AM
z, great, dramatic cloud...nice!

WoodlandStar
01-05-2013, 10:45 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jan-2013/178951-100_6475.JPG

K. Henderson
01-05-2013, 11:34 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jan-2013/164350-Hear_the_Spirit.jpg
Hears the Spirit, 30 x 40, oil on linen

I've been painting several monochromatic, limited palette (http://artworksandartwords.org/?p=606) paintings lately and I wanted to paint something with lots of color. This painting is the result
http://khendersonart2.blogspot.com (http://khendersonart2.blogspot.com/2013/01/hears-spirit.html)

TruEnuff
01-05-2013, 11:39 AM
wdaniels....I'm impressed with this painting. There is such a sense of stability and belonging here. The home seems to be a part of the landscape, yet has a majesty of its own. Solid, permanent, welcoming. Nice job! What is the size of the painting?

Nora....Lovely portrait of a beautiful subject. I really like this one.

to all....many good works posted this month! Too many to mention individually, but it is such fun to watch them appear.

I just finished this one, so technically, it isn't "on my easel", but here it is anyway. This is a small 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel done from a photograph posted in the wetcanvas reference library. Sorry for the somewhat blurry photo!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jan-2013/37443-IMG_0209_edited-1.jpg

Keep Painting! :wave:
Bruce

anth_knight
01-05-2013, 11:41 AM
Hi Becca, good to be back!

Beautiful work as ever K. - I love the detail and realism you achieve. And I'm always a sucker for bright colour :)

!becca
01-05-2013, 11:51 AM
While I've been cleaning the cad red lt from my carpet, you have all snuck in here on me..lol

Rocco, looks like a large undertaking..

K, there is clearly a sadness about it.

Bruce, love the color and texture here..

wdaniels
01-05-2013, 04:23 PM
Bruce, Becca, and Junier, thanks for the compliments. Bruce, the painting is 30x40".

llawrence
01-05-2013, 04:43 PM
Got a start on the block-in of Evelyn - moving on to the background.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jan-2013/132386-evelyn02.jpg

!becca
01-05-2013, 04:44 PM
llawrence, lovely start...

mtpalms
01-05-2013, 05:03 PM
This one's going to be darling, llawrence.:)

I did a quick underpainting today, it will be ready for color Monday, when I can next get to my easel.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jan-2013/208394-5893wc.jpg

!becca
01-05-2013, 05:05 PM
Marcia, I love your fish series...you are doing beautiful work with them...

Sarah Edgecumbe
01-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Ah ha... Here are the fish....

I was wondering how the others on the "chat thread" has seen your fish. They were over here.

Love the fish!!

Sarah

mtpalms
01-05-2013, 08:47 PM
:heart: Thanks Sarah and Becca!

mmdm
01-06-2013, 09:25 AM
I love seeing these paintings progress.

Rocco - There must be an interesting story behind this one, as I see a gorilla and an alien in the crowd!

redsbow
01-06-2013, 02:15 PM
Lots of good stuff here....Ya'll make me feel so inferior...gotta grab a brush and try again...

!becca
01-06-2013, 04:30 PM
Here is where I am now...40x30..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2013/100116-_DSC3959_6196_copy4.jpg

anth_knight
01-06-2013, 04:44 PM
llawrence and Marcia, some great-looking progress! Can't wait to see some colour on those fish!
This is my latest finished, barring some detail on the toes and a coat of varnish:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii287/58_440_sixpack/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20Anthony%20Knights%20Computer/processed/superstars_6_hires.jpg

anth_knight
01-06-2013, 04:46 PM
Becca, this portrait is beautiful! I love the strong contrast you've created, it gives your work a luminosity that really appeals to me.

!becca
01-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Anth, nice!!! I love your shoes..and those hairy legs are great!

And, thank you, I'm planning to do a whole series of these, so glad they are appealing..:)

dollardays
01-06-2013, 10:24 PM
This is a beautiful painting Becca. The light is wonderful.

dollardays
01-06-2013, 10:26 PM
This is Jessica from my life painting group. Finished the hat at home and concentrated on her face while she was posing. Painted over an old and unattractive painting.

14" x 18" oil on linen

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2013/1144581-Jessica-small.jpg

!becca
01-06-2013, 11:54 PM
Thankyou ,Nora, I am loving yours...the texture and color...perfect!!!

HeatherDawn
01-07-2013, 01:49 AM
First still life in oil. I was so scared to actually put paint on the canvas but after getting over that hump, I totally lost myself for the whole day. I still have lots to do, but it's coming around, I think.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2013/1170005-2013-01-06_22.03.57.jpg

!becca
01-07-2013, 02:05 AM
Yay, Heather...yes it is true..the first stroke is the hardest!!! Nice start!

wetbob
01-07-2013, 05:17 AM
Yay, Heather...yes it is true..the first stroke is the hardest!!! Nice start!
a very good start:thumbsup:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2013/100299-1.JPG
3 hours

!becca
01-07-2013, 07:41 AM
WB, I just love this..colors are wonderful! As is your paint handling.

MarkMark
01-07-2013, 09:23 AM
Gorgeous work Becca, love the light. For some reason it made me think of the artist Jane Corsellus

MarkMark
01-07-2013, 09:25 AM
Super lovely as always Nora

!becca
01-07-2013, 09:45 AM
Gorgeous work Becca, love the light. For some reason it made me think of the artist Jane Corsellus
Mark, what a beautiful comparison...thank you..:)

HeatherDawn
01-07-2013, 02:26 PM
llawrence and Marcia, some great-looking progress! Can't wait to see some colour on those fish!
This is my latest finished, barring some detail on the toes and a coat of varnish:

Wonderful detail, anth_knight. Hairy legs - great!

anth_knight
01-07-2013, 05:21 PM
They're my very own HeatherDawn! :)

LadyD
01-07-2013, 07:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2013/80629-Autumnpathonstand.jpg

!becca
01-07-2013, 10:32 PM
Danielle, very nice..great color..

Vic, doesnt look all that orange to me..brilliant!

VicDiPilato
01-07-2013, 10:34 PM
For some reason in the photo in looks more orange... but here is the updated painting
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2013/337511-DSC_3515.JPG

Sarah Edgecumbe
01-07-2013, 10:40 PM
i do like your work Vic...

Lady - love the colour in your trees

VicDiPilato
01-07-2013, 10:42 PM
I changed cameras...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2013/337511-408736_10101500861782801_121032340_n.jpg

VicDiPilato
01-07-2013, 10:43 PM
Sarah, thank you

halbert5150
01-08-2013, 12:15 AM
Love your stuff Bruce and Becca! Beautiful stuff.

WIP number two. For some reason my camera always seams to brighten the blues but not any of the other colors.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2013/1167725-wip2.JPG

Just started this. Very, very beginning of the painting. Im very inspired by Karl Runguis.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2013/1167725-wep_moose_1_copy.jpg

SSB
01-08-2013, 02:18 AM
Here is where I am now...40x30..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2013/100116-_DSC3959_6196_copy4.jpg

This may be my favorite of all your work that I've seen. Bravo!

K.Henderson Fine Art
01-08-2013, 02:23 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2013/300751-Dark_Kiss_by_K_Henderson.jpgDark Kiss, 20 x 20, oil on linen

I usually work on a painting until it has been completed. On occasion, I'll set a painting aside for some reason and complete it later. I began this Chocolate Kiss painting in June 2012, working on it and putting it aside several times. Finally (!), this oil painting came to a happy conclusion a few days ago in January 2013.

I think it was the purple/magenta foil that caused my dilemma. This is not a color that is usually on my palette and I struggled getting the colors just right.

This painting is on its way to Chasen Galleries (http://www.chasengalleries.com/henderson/index.html) in Richmond, VA
http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/ (http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2013/01/dark-kiss.html)

!becca
01-08-2013, 02:42 AM
Hal and SSB, thank you both, nice to hear..:)

hal, your scene is coming together well..

K..great kiss.

Junier
01-08-2013, 04:37 AM
Nice Work Becca, a la Rembrant, beautiful lighting.

!becca
01-08-2013, 06:23 AM
Junier, thank you very much.:)

anth_knight
01-08-2013, 04:20 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2013/300751-Dark_Kiss_by_K_Henderson.jpgDark Kiss, 20 x 20, oil on linen

I usually work on a painting until it has been completed. On occasion, I'll set a painting aside for some reason and complete it later. I began this Chocolate Kiss painting in June 2012, working on it and putting it aside several times. Finally (!), this oil painting came to a happy conclusion a few days ago in January 2013.

I think it was the purple/magenta foil that caused my dilemma. This is not a color that is usually on my palette and I struggled getting the colors just right.

This painting is on its way to Chasen Galleries (http://www.chasengalleries.com/henderson/index.html) in Richmond, VA
http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/ (http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2013/01/dark-kiss.html)

Stunning K., you've captured the foil perfectly! Absolutely amazing detail...

Anth.

bethanyt
01-08-2013, 07:38 PM
Becca- this is a stunning painting from you! The way you have handled the paint to portray the light is to be admired! (giving me some composition ideas!)

!becca
01-08-2013, 08:45 PM
Bethany, thank you so much.. I'm embarrassed...I just go with my gut for compositions..sometimes it works..

!becca
01-09-2013, 10:27 AM
I'm not sure about this one..and there is a little glare, again 40x30

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2013/100116-_DSC3975_6213_copy4.jpg

!becca
01-09-2013, 11:21 AM
Becca, l love the ethereal quality of your lady in the sunlight.

Melisa, thank you so very much.:)

mmdm
01-09-2013, 11:22 AM
Becca, l love the ethereal quality of your lady in the sunlight.

ETA: I see you have 2 ladies in the light! Both are wonderful. Totally adoring the first one.

mmdm
01-09-2013, 11:32 AM
Finished this one. 6x12, oil on cradled board.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2013/9614-hands500.jpg

!becca
01-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Melisa, what a precious subject..and those hands are very well done..

!becca
01-09-2013, 11:46 AM
I managed to get an image without glare..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2013/100116-_DSC3982_6220_copy4.jpg

Georg J.P. Wowk
01-09-2013, 06:51 PM
Good Afternoon:

Great paintings by all;
Here are two paintings I just Completed, The Thinker, oil on canvas 30 x 40
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2013/152088-The_Thinker-6.jpg

This one is Three Women On A Beach, oil on canvas 24 x 36http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2013/152088-Three_Ladies_on_a_Beach.JPG

!becca
01-09-2013, 08:54 PM
Jaro, nice to see you here in 2013...:wave: great works, both of them...I find the second to be especially interesting..

WoodlandStar
01-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Update...nearing completion. Title "Holi, my way" (festival of color)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2013/178951-100_6479.jpg

!becca
01-10-2013, 04:53 PM
Woodland...interesting purple haze..

Judy, nice work..the eyes especially..

Judy Manuche
01-10-2013, 04:53 PM
On my easel, the latest in my live model portrait project, this is Alex, 12 x 16", about 7 hours.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2013/143584-DSC02136.JPG

WoodlandStar
01-10-2013, 05:27 PM
Woodland...interesting purple haze..

Holi 2012: Festival Of Colors Celebrates Spring (SONGS, PHOTOS)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/07/holi-2012-festival-of-colors-spring-songs-photos_n_1326812.html

!becca
01-10-2013, 05:31 PM
Woodland...Wow!!! What stunning and amazing photos..thanks..:thumbsup:

Michaelshane
01-10-2013, 06:45 PM
I did a watercolor now I'm back to oil....
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/ACA2407A-6F91-4737-AADB-6D0DBB42890B-10188-000010D415470A40.jpg

!becca
01-10-2013, 09:03 PM
Welcome back to OIls. Michael..and for some reason, this scene looks familiar...lol :thumbsup:

Michaelshane
01-10-2013, 10:00 PM
16"X20" board.I'm doing it thick and loose.Dust will cover most of the background.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/72E008A3-4A15-4851-9F14-AED46145C779-10188-000010F361263A59.jpg

!becca
01-11-2013, 12:28 AM
Ooo, nice start! Yes, the dust is powerful in this...

Sarah Edgecumbe
01-11-2013, 01:51 AM
ooohhh Michael, can't wait to see this one!!!

:-)

Sarah

Michaelshane
01-11-2013, 12:32 PM
I'm going to take a break and go shovel snow.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/1421A81B-B43C-48B4-925E-B254DE4B062C-10393-0000116034421129.jpg

!becca
01-11-2013, 12:53 PM
Michael...you have snow? The painting is looking great! and btw..that scene was an odd day...very dusty, yet it was cloudy with a mist falling..

Michaelshane
01-11-2013, 01:08 PM
Dosn't look wet at all.I guess that's why the guy has on a slicker.

!becca
01-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Yes, I know...really was just a mist..no moisture on the ground hardly and all the dust is the result of 2 years severe drought...

Terry61
01-11-2013, 03:34 PM
A small portrait painting 8x10 - oil.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jan-2013/1173392-terryPort.jpg

!becca
01-11-2013, 03:39 PM
Terry, very realistic..nicely done!

Michaelshane
01-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Calling it finished....
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/650F30EA-9497-4677-BF73-64BD5639C9B7-10393-000011DC6943F928.jpg

!becca
01-12-2013, 02:44 AM
Ooooo, Michael, I like it!!! :thumbsup:

Michaelshane
01-12-2013, 11:33 AM
I'm going to paint it again.It's not really what I had in mind.it's OK but I wanted great....

!becca
01-12-2013, 11:36 AM
Ok, don't stop til it's what you want..

Here's one I did of a similar scene from that drive..its 24x30..painted alla prima

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2013/100116-my_paintings_014_copyc.jpg

Michaelshane
01-12-2013, 12:09 PM
That looks good,by the way,I'm also going to paint you.

!becca
01-12-2013, 12:18 PM
Michael..thank you....you are painting me? Which one? I'm flattered..

Michaelshane
01-12-2013, 12:35 PM
This...
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/E1E72FA0-969E-499C-A784-F9285BE94C6A-10393-000011FF244655F6.jpg

!becca
01-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Oh, I'm anxious to see it...

redsbow
01-12-2013, 12:52 PM
Just a few finishing touches to do...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2013/1164722-barn2.jpg

My Grandfather's barn, circa '70s

!becca
01-12-2013, 12:59 PM
reds, nice detail..old barns are so picturesque..

!becca
01-13-2013, 10:06 AM
Ahh, Mariah, sweet...looking forward to watching you paint this one..

Mariah1st
01-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Trying to restart painting after a long time suffering. Work-in-progress, underpainting Oil on panel (40*60cm) in Titan White and Raw Umber. :) Showing our 2 Main Coon cats.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2013/99885-01130090_LR.JPG

Coloring will be a challenge, the left cat, called Misty Blue is a greyish blue and the other, called Big Sammy, is cypric colored.

mmdm
01-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Just popping in for a quick peek. Michael, I can't wait to see your painting of Becca!

taskin.butt
01-13-2013, 02:06 PM
redsbow loving the trees behind the barn and mariah cant wait to see Misty Blue and Big Sammy when complete.

mtpalms
01-13-2013, 02:52 PM
Just finished the underpainting on the first of my machinery series. 16"x16"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2013/208394-5897wc.jpg

Bibi Snelderwaard
01-13-2013, 06:24 PM
I just finished this still life of some of my old toys. Thought it would be cute and a good opportunity to try out new techniques. It's 11x14 oil on canvas 'From the old toy box'.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2013/115814-11x14_From_the_old_toy_box_oil_on_canvas.jpg

!becca
01-13-2013, 06:27 PM
Marcia, I like your new series...:thumbsup:

Bibi, I love old toys..nice job on that jackinthebox..

mtpalms
01-13-2013, 06:34 PM
Thanks Becca.

The dovetails on the box are very good, Bibi. What a look of mischief on Jack's face!

!becca
01-13-2013, 06:37 PM
I'm anxious to see one of these completed now Marcia!

mtpalms
01-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Thanks again! Since I want to have them done and ready to hang by Feb 3, I believe you shall! :)

!becca
01-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Thanks again! Since I want to have them done and ready to hang by Feb 3, I believe you shall! :)
Good news!!!

Bibi Snelderwaard
01-13-2013, 06:46 PM
Thanks Becca and mtpalms:-)

TruEnuff
01-14-2013, 11:28 AM
A small study painted on a Sunday afternoon when I'd had enough Football...and the last game of the weekend was not in doubt anyway!

This is from a photo I took a couple of years ago along the South Fork of the Yuba River near a small gold rush era town called North San Juan, CA. It's 8" x 6" oil on canvas panel. About an hour.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2013/37443-stream_near_northfork-1.jpg

The image above is a little darker than the painting. I need to tweek that in photoshop.

Keep Painting! :wave:
Bruce

K. Henderson
01-14-2013, 12:18 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2013/164350-Song_of_Life_by_K._Henderson.jpgSong of Life, 48 x 24, oil on linen

This Plains Indian wears a bonnet of feathers, beads, bells, ermine tails and trade cloth. His face is painted white with a black Coup Mark (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/coup) (hand)
http://khendersonart2.blogspot.com (http://khendersonart2.blogspot.com/2013/01/song-of-life.html)

!becca
01-14-2013, 12:59 PM
Bruce, it looks gorgeous..

K..nice detail.

Michaelshane
01-14-2013, 04:38 PM
Here goes nothing....
16"X20"
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/72952049-8E42-4B33-84D9-135D10CBA376-11471-00001348612C905B.jpg

!becca
01-14-2013, 04:45 PM
Oh, Michael..I'm so excited by your start..btw..the shinny thing on my wrist is a butterfly pin..:) It's been a while since someone else has painted me..

saintperez
01-14-2013, 10:52 PM
Wow what a great start to the year, my hat goes off to all the talent in here.

This is something I just finished at a 3 day David Gray workshop. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jan-2013/61169-Andrea.jpg

!becca
01-14-2013, 10:55 PM
Sandriago, congrats on goin to the workshop..and a beautiful portrait!

Michaelshane
01-14-2013, 11:27 PM
Putting in some color.....
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/A12205AA-7B4B-4DEF-B839-010D03C92038-11602-0000137505BE6FE0.jpg

!becca
01-14-2013, 11:35 PM
Putting in some color.....
Yes you are...it is bold..I like that..

wetbob
01-15-2013, 03:11 AM
Putting in some color.....
Yes you are...it is bold..I like that.
Interesting, ill follow this!

andrew judd
01-15-2013, 04:52 AM
Well it has been a very long time since I posted. Maybe 2013 will be a more Posting Kind of year.
Here's a painting of some little old ladies in a café in Vienna Austria. If you sit in one of these cafés long enough you will see some of these little old blue haired ladies tipping a wee bit of alcohol into their tea.
The conversation becomes more animated over time. Pretty soon umbrellas are drawn and the fight takes place. The loser is the one who has to pay the bill.

Cheers ..... Andrew Judd.
www.andrewjudd.com

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/74910-image.jpg

!becca
01-15-2013, 05:04 AM
Maybe 2013 will be a more Posting Kind of year Andrew, I hope so..your paintings are so inspiring and fulfilling to look at...thanks for sharing...stunning!!!

steveoreno
01-15-2013, 07:13 AM
K....your native American painting is great.

Michael.....can't wait to see your end result.

Freesail
01-15-2013, 07:22 AM
Andrew wonderful select details.

Bibi Snelderwaard
01-15-2013, 07:40 AM
Great portrait, Santiago and K.! How fun that you're painting Becca, Michael. Maybe that's a great idea to do together with other forum members, like, we each post a picture of ourselves and every next person paints the person before him/her... (new topic of course).

Bibi Snelderwaard
01-15-2013, 07:43 AM
Beautiful painting, Andrew!

MarkMark
01-15-2013, 11:14 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/46674-Expectant.jpg

MarkMark
01-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Mouldy Orange WIP

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/46674-Mouldy_Orange.jpg

TruEnuff
01-15-2013, 11:18 AM
Andrew Judd...a striking painting! Wonderful brushwork, striking light, amazing control of edges. Successful in every possible way. And it all comes with a great background story too! Thanks for sharing both!

Keep Painting! :wave:
Bruce

Michaelshane
01-15-2013, 11:43 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/46674-Expectant.jpg
That's not Becca.:D

!becca
01-15-2013, 11:50 AM
Mark, nice painterly work..

Michael, :lol:

MarkMark
01-15-2013, 12:07 PM
Very very very nice Andrew !

Michaelshane
01-15-2013, 12:16 PM
andrew,I love your painting.

chonbi
01-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Just started something new, pulling inspiration from Edmund Sullivan:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/203380-IMG_20130115_114415.jpg

!becca
01-15-2013, 12:58 PM
chonbi, you'r working with a great inspiration..

taskin.butt
01-15-2013, 01:50 PM
A study I have began of the view of Lands End in South West England oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm 792357

Michaelshane
01-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Looking a little scary,but I think it will come around.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/E6CAC8B0-41E4-49D5-BE31-08D09A2FAB56-11602-000013C0C1FB3A01.jpg
Cooper is bored with the whole thing.

!becca
01-15-2013, 02:03 PM
taskin, what a beautiful coastal area...nice start..

Michael..what can I say, I just paint out scary...think you have a good start..

Michaelshane
01-15-2013, 02:18 PM
Becca,you are beautiful,a perfect model for painting.Whats scary is painting someone who I have never seen in real life.

!becca
01-15-2013, 02:24 PM
Michael, you are too flattering..thankyou.

andrew judd
01-15-2013, 05:48 PM
Thanks Becca, Freesail,Bibi, TruEnuff, MarkMark,and Michaelshane.
I sure enjoyed painting this one.

Here's another cafe scene.... Long and narrow taken from photos on my iPad. I just took shots from left to right and put them together in paint without any concern for perspective etc...(that is why you see so much distortion) I am trying for the mood... Not so much the detail.
No drunk old ladies in this scene but the man who sat next to me was pretty rude with his wife. Dangerous places.. These cafes...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/74910-image.jpg

Cheers... Andrew Judd
www.andrewjudd.com

!becca
01-15-2013, 05:51 PM
Andrew..lol...yes, danger everywhere...beautifully done, and thanks for the explanation of your method..:thumbsup:

NancyMP
01-15-2013, 07:40 PM
I wanted to show you why I like using pastel pencil so much to get my drawings on canvas. I have used oils, especially for time-constrained sessions, to start my drawing, but I needed to be careful with the foreshortening of her head and face here. It looks a little extreme, but it will soften when I get the paint in.

I had to draw angles and lines on an upside down canvas in order to get away from my preconceptions about what faces look like. You can see that I've brushed off pastel about twice now on head to get it accurate. Now I need to work on her arms and legs...I think the ones on the left are okay, but I also need to capture the foreshortening on the legs more accurately.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2013/203830-Block-in_2.jpg

!becca
01-15-2013, 07:43 PM
Nancy, I think this is going to be gorgeous..

Michaelshane
01-15-2013, 07:59 PM
I hope this is starting to look a little like you becca.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/FC17F8A3-28B6-42EF-B673-361CD4E7F030-11925-000013E78F7BD75C.jpg

!becca
01-15-2013, 08:32 PM
Yes, I think so Michael..it was a very quiet look..

mtpalms
01-15-2013, 08:41 PM
Andrew, the colors in your cafe scene are outstanding! I rather like the distortion, it fits perfectly with the loose technique and bold brushstrokes.

Nancy, that is an incredibly hard angle to do on her face. Thanks for sharing this stage of your painting. Getting this part as close to what you want as possible is 80% of the battle. Being able to refine instead of fix in later stages is a pleasure. Having to fix can be torture.

Michael, there is no mistaking who that is! This is going to be a dynamic piece. You know, it kind of reminds of the time a hundred years and more ago, like in Paris, for instance, when painters like Homer and sargent would paint each other for practice.

My own painting today seems to be going at a snail's pace, but it's intricate, and I want to ge the underpainting well done, so I can sail through the next stages. :crossfingers:

MarkMark
01-16-2013, 03:46 AM
Lookin realy great Michael

NancyMP
01-16-2013, 06:04 PM
My first rough block-in; I still need to alter that angle on her head, and I have the ear too far out. I think I need to exaggerate foreshortened things a lot when I start out, and then go spend a few hours straightening out what I did!:clear:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2013/203830-rough-in_.jpg

!becca
01-16-2013, 06:11 PM
Nancy, I think it is looking great..that ear could be worked on a bit..

NancyMP
01-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Thank you, Marcia, and Becca! Sure enough, even after drawing it right, I'll have to fix it! I need to get my divider out to check how much to take off.

Michaelshane
01-16-2013, 08:01 PM
Everything's blocked in,just need to refine a little.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/AEE70065-19C9-48C3-A68D-9D2E4074437F-12207-000014936B5918CF.jpg

!becca
01-16-2013, 08:12 PM
Looks good, michael

andrew judd
01-17-2013, 04:06 AM
Here's another cafe scene.
This is a closer view of the people sitting in the window that I used for reference for the long skinny painting.

The light was a challenge in this painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/74910-image.jpg

Cheers... Andrew Judd
www.andrewjudd.com

!becca
01-17-2013, 07:38 AM
Andrew, the light may have been a challenge, but you have rendered it very well.

MarkMark
01-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Just somehting small.

Oil on Board and still very much a WIP.

If I still like tommorow I might carry on on this one otherwise I might bin it.. Dont know

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/46674-C_Pregnant.jpg

!becca
01-17-2013, 11:06 AM
Mark, very nice brush work..and soft colors..

AllisonR
01-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Hi, new to oils. Wonderful to see the progression. Love the figures and the long cafe scenes with the fun perspective. Nice lighting effects.

Nothing to post yet - current painting was so cheesy I had a good laugh at it. A least I can reuse the canvas for something else. 2 portraits and a drum, I'll start on one of them tomorrow. If I do the grisaille in acrylics and then the rest of the painting in oils, can I post here?

Great portrait, Santiago and K.! How fun that you're painting Becca, Michael. Maybe that's a great idea to do together with other forum members, like, we each post a picture of ourselves and every next person paints the person before him/her... (new topic of course).

I'm not up to this yet, due to crazy schedule January and February, but I think this is a GREAT idea. I have a photo of myself shortly after I gave birth to my son, had extreme sleep deprivation (2 hours in 5 days) and PTSD. The scene is full of memories and emotion. It is one of the paintings I will eventually paint - I won't do it until I am skilled enough, I figure about 2 more years. I'd love for someone else to also paint it, see how another artist views it. And I would love to paint someone I don't know, would be a challenge.

MarkMark
01-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Super work Andrew I agree with Becca

MarkMark
01-17-2013, 12:07 PM
Great going Nancy perhaps check her left/right Shoulders that they are not out of alignment. Looking like a very positive start look forward to seeing more

mtpalms
01-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Andrew, I want want want one of your cafe scenes, you caught the harsh light from the window well. It reminds me of Becca's work.

Mark, your nudes are great, you are saying a lot with a minimum of well-placed brush strokes.

NancyMP
01-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Here's another cafe scene.
This is a closer view of the people sitting in the window that I used for reference for the long skinny painting.

The light was a challenge in this painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/74910-image.jpg
Oooo, I like this one very much, Andrew, with all that dynamic perspective. It really pulls the eye toward the couple at the tale.

NancyMP
01-17-2013, 01:06 PM
Nothing to post yet - current painting was so cheesy I had a good laugh at it. A least I can reuse the canvas for something else. 2 portraits and a drum, I'll start on one of them tomorrow. If I do the grisaille in acrylics and then the rest of the painting in oils, can I post here?
Yes.

Sarah Edgecumbe
01-17-2013, 05:07 PM
ooooohhh love the cafe Can just imagine sitting down there....

Sarah

skroez
01-17-2013, 05:41 PM
Hi Some brilliant work here, I've been checking the pictures and threads I've so much to learn.

I'm posting here, partly due to my self confidence and my lack of motivation I have to get started on paintings..I just cant seem to get in that state and get bored or uninterested.
I must say I'm sketching so much though, more than any time in my life, its become more of less an habit where ill draw a lot of drawings each day from quick sketches and doodles to more "finished" sketches if that's the correct way of putting it? from ref or ideas like watching TV, the web or just my imagination. Its funny as drawing wasn't something I done as much in the past.
I Just used to draw straight on to my paintings and basically go from there.
I still have that habit of painting as I go along I guess..

Anyway I don't want to clog the thread, I'll post my work here.

As part of my lack of motivation to paint I thought Id buy some oil paint, I only touched oils years back, and just worked with acrylic or spray paint. Anyway this is the first oil in 12 years. I like the medium, though I'm still a bit uncomfortable with it.
I'm hoping maybe the new medium might spark that love of painting and art I have..
Sorry for blabbing on, here's two WIP photos, The photos are poor from my phone, I hope to invest in a camera maybe some time..

I live in the UK, But this painting is based on the NYC subway graffiti subculture that I love/d & grow up with, that helped me into different art forms..
Its of an artist that's no longer with us, A tribute I guess from Memory/imagination. I must add He's messing an arm due to getting electrocuted. I'm still not sure what to add to it..Anyway...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/skroez/paintings/kase2ripwip_zps072e4bbb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/skroez/paintings/kase2oilwip_zpse62f0a3b.jpg

Many thanks..

!becca
01-17-2013, 06:07 PM
skroez, nice that you'r doing a scene....telling a story...

skroez
01-17-2013, 08:08 PM
Thank you very much, Yeah I suppose I try to convey some kind of story behind my pictures, ideas, etc,

I've just done a few more hours on it tonight I feel I could of carried on in that "painting zone" if theres a word for that?
But Its late here now.
I do like the smell of oil paint. So hope this will be the start of more.

Just one Question, I've a few uncompleted acrylic paintings, Would painting on top with oil make the paintings look odd, like added extra features on top say? As Acrylic drys more matt, While oil has a more glossy feel/look. Would there be noticeable problems do you think? or would it be OK. If i put thin washes or glazes of oil/liquin over the acrylic paint too?

I do know you can't paint acrylic on top of oil though.

Thank you Becky, I really like your work with the light you seem to capture with loads of paint, they really look great..
Thats another thing, When painting thick with oil, it feels more right somehow than acrylic, not to knock acrylics, esp some of the modern ones out.
Just oil seems to retain thick brush marks, and texture a little better IMO.. but that's only from my view from what i've seen..

Sorry for the Q's

Thank you again.. Becky. :)

!becca
01-17-2013, 08:13 PM
Just one Question, I've a few uncompleted acrylic paintings, Would painting on top with oil make the paintings look odd, like added extra features on top say? As Acrylic drys more matt, While oil has a more glossy feel/look. Would there be noticeable problems do you think? or would it be OK. If i put thin washes or glazes of oil/liquin over the acrylic paint too? If you are only doin a few areas...I'd do acrylics...

Thank you Becky, I really like your work with the light you seem to capture with loads of paint, they really look great..
Thats another thing, When painting thick with oil, it feels more right somehow than acrylic, not to knock acrylics, esp some of the modern ones out.
Thank you....and it's Becca!:thumbsup:

NancyMP
01-17-2013, 08:29 PM
Here's my third day of work on this painting. I've decided to call it "Aura." Mark, don't worry about the shoulders; I will even them out when I add the background colors so that they'll show more stress. Need to start adding some color to those portions I've already done. I like what I've come up with on her left arm, at least in this late afternoon light. It's a mix of Transparent Earth Red and Transparent Yellow. I used Vasari Raw Umber on the darkest areas, and I think I'll need to warm some of it up and cool some of it down to get the varied depth of her flesh showing nicely.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/203830-Painting_Session_2.jpg

!becca
01-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Nancy, it's beautiful..

mtpalms
01-17-2013, 10:05 PM
Nancy, I am so glad I got the underpainting done, so I could allow myself to come here and see your progress. Stunning. Apparently you haven't forgotten to paint after all. Imagine that. :heart:

This is a 24" X 36", the underpainting of which I started Monday (I think). Can't believe it took me so long, but I know attention to detail here will pay off when I start adding color.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/208394-5899wc.jpg

!becca
01-17-2013, 10:10 PM
Marcia, wish I could see this irl...I think it would be very impressive..

mtpalms
01-17-2013, 10:21 PM
It isn't showing up? Here is the link:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/208394-5899wc.jpg

I am having bad luck with links today.

NancyMP
01-17-2013, 10:33 PM
Marcia, whatever it is, it's beautifully done! :clap: Um, what is it?

Coastal
01-17-2013, 11:34 PM
Nancy, your painting breathes with life
I think you have a masterpiece on your hands

inside
01-17-2013, 11:39 PM
Here is where I am now...40x30..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2013/100116-_DSC3959_6196_copy4.jpg

This is amazing - I love it. I almost feel like I know the subject - and that you've really captured a character and personality...lovely.

!becca
01-17-2013, 11:41 PM
inside..what a lovely complement..thank you very much..:)

inside
01-17-2013, 11:44 PM
I'm not sure about this one..and there is a little glare, again 40x30

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2013/100116-_DSC3975_6213_copy4.jpg

Hi becca - are these painted from life? Or photo? The quality of the light is transfixing...

I think a series of WIP's for these painting would be so interesting...do you have any progress shots? Light is something I admire so much and have so much trouble achieving the desired outcome (which you have achieved!)

!becca
01-17-2013, 11:48 PM
inside they are the first of a series I plan to do at least 25 and hopefully 40...no progress shots,.too busy painting..they take about 6 hours painting time for me...but I don't like to break, so it is intense.

They are sps from photos I have taken of myself..

thank you for your generous complements..

I have the next drawn, but have had no time to paint lately..or for a while yet.

inside
01-17-2013, 11:54 PM
My first rough block-in; I still need to alter that angle on her head, and I have the ear too far out. I think I need to exaggerate foreshortened things a lot when I start out, and then go spend a few hours straightening out what I did!:clear:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2013/203830-rough-in_.jpg

Lovely - so subtle. Makes something that I imagine to be extremely difficult look effortless. Beautiful.

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 12:38 AM
Marcia, whatever it is, it's beautifully done! :clap: Um, what is it?
:) It is a detail of some gears on an old threshing machine that has been on the family farm since my grandparents bought it. The previous owners just left it there. The arm across the top says "McCormick - Deering" a predecessor to International Harvester. I remember seeing a lot of these rusting away in pastures and alongside fields when I was a kid. Guess it was a combination of nostalgia and a love for steampunk that made me want to paint some of the gears and mechanisms. Took lots of photos of it when I was back home in Dec.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2013/208394-5798.jpg
The part I am painting is in the boxed area, but from a different angle.

NancyMP
01-18-2013, 01:16 AM
Oooo, I like the wheels, too!

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 01:32 AM
Yep, for me getting the ellipses right is crucial in the underpainting, there are a few mistakes I didn't catch until the paint was dry, but they will be easy to fix.

The wheels are cool.

I seem to remember that you are very proficient at those things Nancy, from all of your years in commercial art.

NancyMP
01-18-2013, 01:56 AM
Well, I used to draw products like canned coffee and oats and such. I learned that you really can't use a standard plastic ellipse guide for the tops and bottoms. It takes a free hand and a good eye. What I would mostly do is draw half of the ellipse carefully, but freehand, on one side and fold it to transfer it onto the the other half. Then refine it until it's perfect. It's harder work drawing from photos, though. We generally were handed the products to draw, so no photo distortions could creep in.

My worst project was drawing a shopping cart. "Folding Carrier" invented them here in OKC, and they wanted every wire in it drawn. I thought I would go blind!

!becca
01-18-2013, 02:36 AM
It's a pull type combine..think the whole piece would make an interesting painting..

MarkMark
01-18-2013, 02:40 AM
Nancy...Wow! Powerful stuff and apologies if my comments may have come across as out of order

MarkMark
01-18-2013, 02:43 AM
Very cool Marcia love the comp

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 04:24 AM
It's a pull type combine..think the whole piece would make an interesting painting..
:lol: Like Nancy's shopping cart, I think I would go blind. I feel so inadquate/ Seven shades of happy awesomeness, I found a high rez ad for it:
http://www.farmcollector.com/uploadedImages/FCM/articles/issues/2012-10-01/DSCF1795-76.jpg

Sorry for hijacking the thread, now back to your regularly scheduled painting...

Bibi Snelderwaard
01-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Mtpalms, we have a similar thresher behind our barn, so cool. I once tried to paint it but I guess I didn't have the patience for it. Guess I could do just a part of it like you are doing.
Nancy, love your nude!

I finished this painting yesterday:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2013/115814-11x14_Brions_barn_revisited_oil_on_canvas.jpg
Brion's barn revisited, 11x14 oil on canvas

!becca
01-18-2013, 10:50 AM
Bibi, I love the texture you have in this..very nice!!!

Mariah1st
01-18-2013, 11:39 AM
Small painting (10 x 10 cm) on panel of a common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius), Still some work to do..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2013/99885-IMG_0775_LR.JPG

Mariah1st
01-18-2013, 11:41 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2013/99885-01180101_LR.JPG Mmm, getting into painting again (still suffering over here,,,). Continued with this one as well. Oil on panel 50*70 cm. Leafes and leafes and.....

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 12:41 PM
Mtpalms, we have a similar thresher behind our barn, so cool. I once tried to paint it but I guess I didn't have the patience for it. Guess I could do just a part of it like you are doing.
Nancy, love your nude!

I finished this painting yesterday:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2013/115814-11x14_Brions_barn_revisited_oil_on_canvas.jpg
Brion's barn revisited, 11x14 oil on canvas
Bibi I love how you rendered this! :) Obviously, looseness is something I have to work at, although I am better at it with some subjects than others. Maybe after I have done a few details, I will try painting the whole machine.

skroez
01-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Just one Question, I've a few uncompleted acrylic paintings, Would painting on top with oil make the paintings look odd, like added extra features on top say? As Acrylic drys more matt, While oil has a more glossy feel/look. Would there be noticeable problems do you think? or would it be OK. If i put thin washes or glazes of oil/liquin over the acrylic paint too? If you are only doin a few areas...I'd do acrylics...


Thank you....and it's Becca!:thumbsup:
I'm Sorry I hope I haven't offended you in anyway, I'm dyslexic so usually make mistakes Also my sisters name is Becky.

Stupidly I've begun to paint on top of one painting with oil, Its dry now Maybe when I put a varnish or something you wont notice, the others I think your right I'll complete with the Acrylics.

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Mix media with oil, Based on the NYC subway paintings, the one person is based on lady pink, a female graffiti artist. ive based this in the subway tunnels, with a transit poilce raid.
Another from imagination and ref images of the lay ups under the city.
People also live in these tunnels

Ive tried to make the pictures look better but failed.

I must invest in a decent camera when I can, Like many people, I Just haven't got much money spare. also need to get pictures without the glare, reading artists and illustrators, they had a feature about filters, just they where for slr's which are out of my price range.
..

anyway thank you

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 02:12 PM
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I must invest in a decent camera when I can, Like many people, I Just haven't got much money spare. also need to get pictures without the glare, reading artists and illustrators, they had a feature about filters, just they where for slr's which are out of my price range.
..

anyway thank you

I think your paintings are great! Yes, you can paint over acrylic with oil, but usually it's only over a thin layer, like an underpainting. After all, most gessos are acrylic, right?

As for a camera - if you have a problem with glare, a more expensive camera isn't going to help you much: if you had glare issues with your $75 point and shoot, you'll have glare with your $900 dslr. It's just that the latter investment may motivate you to better learn how to use it. A polarizing filter will help, but I can get a decent picture out of my 7 yr old Canon powershot elph, if I follow these simple instructions:

Buy a cheap tripod ($10 - $15), shut off the camera's flash and find the timer setting on the camera that will delay the shutter release a couple seconds after you push the button. 99% of digital cameras (that aren't built into phones, tablets etc), have that function. Try taking the picture outdoors in the shade, stand it as vertically as possible. If the paint is wet, it is nearly impossible to avoid glare, but these tips should improve your photos of your work tremendously, for very little expense.

Keep posting, glare or not, your work is terrific!:thumbsup:

skroez
01-18-2013, 04:06 PM
MTPalms, Thank you so much, You explained this perfectly. Just the information I need, Yes I'll deffo invest in a £60-£100 I think now.
I really want to work on my artwork this year, ive been wasting so much time, Time goes past so much faster as you get older So I'm really wanting to work. All the drawing is helping me alot, I've bought a few books on art too.
So I know the motivation is there somewhere, just my health is bad and I'm on a cocktail of strong medications, which I'm sure is effecting me with the side effects of a lot of them, (eg Tiredness, drowsiness, etc) but I must continue to take them.
Also I don't get out much because of my health issues, So fellow artists such as yourself are a truly great help with the "artists block" painting motivational issues I'm having.

A camera is an important tool for an artist, Without one, your unable to share your work build up a portfolio or get inspiration from others.
I must get one and a tripod now, deffo.
I'm truly thankful.. You've put my mind at rest with your tips perfectly explained.
and thank you on your comments about my paintings, I've so much to learn, thats what i love about art, its a life long learning exercise in so many ways.
Your so true about acrylic too. of cause gesso, and priming canvases with colour, I've seen some artists do on you tube..

I really appreciate your comments and tips, I'm going to get some painting done while I'm feeling in the mood : )
You've been a great help..

PS Ive added your post to my favs so I can read back...
And your website I had to fav too, the colours/ standard are amazing on your work.

:)

!becca
01-18-2013, 04:13 PM
Mariah, what a cutie in the little one..and nice progress on the figure..

skroez, see you have another scene in progress...and Marcia has helped with the other issues..(thanks Marcia)

NancyMP
01-18-2013, 06:32 PM
Mark, I would never take offense at you. And you may notice at the bottom of all my posts, I like to hear opinions of my work; it's very helpful to me.:)

Bibi, what a beautiful painting! The farm and its background are lovely, but I love most the sense of atmospheric depth you've achieved with the looser brighter foreground.

Mariah, I'm enchanted with the little dormouse! Your Leda looks like she is coming along nicely, too.

Here's my latest update on "Aura." I think at least one more session is needed for it, and I'm going to post it in figures, for critique. The background colors are a lot more subtle than they appear here; I had just painted them when I took the pic.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2013/203830-Painting_session_3.jpg

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 07:06 PM
Skroez, you are very welcome! Good luck and Good Health!

Nancy, I am going to miss Aura when you finish her.

Freesail
01-18-2013, 07:11 PM
Nancy I really like where you have taken this. Wonderful flesh tones. I also like where you're going with the background.

NancyMP
01-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Thank you, Marcia! I may have other views of her that I'll paint. I think she's a wonderful model!

Thank you, Freesail! I really had a lot of variation in color in both the darks and lights with her. It's really hard to see that in an online shot. I've fallen in love with Winsor & Newton Transparent Yellow when mixed for the lighter flesh tones.

I need to adjust her clavicle a bit so it doesn't look broken. After dinner...

Michaelshane
01-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Nancy that's beautiful.

mtpalms
01-18-2013, 09:02 PM
oops! Wrong thread.:rolleyes:

Toril
01-18-2013, 10:19 PM
Lots of brilliant stuff here!

Nancy, that is a fantastic painting - it seems very inspired, I have to agree with Marcia that I think you remember how to paint. :thumbsup:

Mariah, that mouse is uncommonly adorable! :thumbsup: I couldn't help making little ahw-ahw-ahw noises. That could be fun to listen to if it hung in a gallery! :D

Beautiful barn, Bibi! Very nice to see something that makes me think this winter will ever be over. :thumbsup: