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03-04-2013, 10:25 PM
We are going back in time to December 31 - 2005

Nickel posted this project of an ATC with a classical theme - one a week for 52 weeks.!!!!! :eek:

Here is the link for Week #1…….

www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316070we see some good work from Tyree and other old friends. Wow, a blast from the past.

Here are a couple more Threads with some great cards.


So I thought this would be fun to do for two months. Just a card - any size - featuring your rendition of any piece of classical art, any medium you like.

I'm posting this late, got caught up in the a new job I'm starting….no big deal, just one day a week helping at a Vegan Delivery Restaurant my yoga instructor started last year. I loved it.

Well, not many days left in this week…..Hope to see your work here sometime.

03-05-2013, 06:13 AM
This looks good Robin...but I'm a little confused. This is not an art trade but just a posting of our rendition of a classical art work pre Impressionism. We will post before Sunday each week for two months. Am I correct?


I did Leda some time ago, so I don't know if that is fair...Will do some research for next week. :heart:

03-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Yes, Janet that is right.

We are making cards any size we like, ( trading if there is a general consensus in that direction). ; Of any classical art we like, one a week for 8 weeks. And I think the goal of posting it on Sunday good.

Thanks for helping me clarify.

Your Leda is lovely.

03-06-2013, 06:20 AM
i had forgotten about this project....it was fun..i do miss our nickel!!!! tyree......sounds like a very good idea...i love doing them....:heart:

03-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Susan - I enjoyed seeing some of you work. I admired it and looking at it now I still enjoy your work a lot. wet canvas and nickel will always go together in my mind. I miss her too.

03-08-2013, 06:27 AM
thank you Robin...this has always been one of my favorite forums, i always seem to come back here because of the interesting subjects and artists....tyree:heart:

03-08-2013, 04:24 PM
okay - sunday is coming. I hope to post my first one - of Venus on the Half Shell.

03-09-2013, 04:19 PM
Here is my first one for March 10:


original inspiration:


Perugino (1450-1523)
Angel Musicians detail from The Vallombrosa Altar 1560

03-09-2013, 04:58 PM
Just noticed my angel is missing part of her violin :) Well, I guess angels can make music out of anything,

03-10-2013, 06:09 PM
Janet - perhaps that is an angelic upgrade? That is a sweet angel.

03-11-2013, 12:26 AM
got carried away with this.....when I first started I just didn't feel like doing this but I built up steam.....it was FUN!!!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2013/88676-V2.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2013/88676-v3.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2013/88676-v4.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2013/88676-ven1.gif

these are ink on ATC size cards- 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 "

03-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Wow, you really went to town. Very nice and imaginative. My angel is a little bigger 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Maybe I can do smaller next week.

Looking through the art books for inspiration I'm finding some very good artists I had never heard of. An education.

03-11-2013, 08:46 AM
thanks, Janet - doesn't it feel good to "get acquainted" with new artists -
in fact I think I'll do that too. My goal for next week's card is an artist new to me.

03-14-2013, 12:54 PM
janet....very soft lovely angel....robin...i just love these...wonderful pieces......im running behind....as i said in the atc,,,been sick, and cant seem to find my mojo.....hopefully will find it this weekend...tyree:wave:

03-15-2013, 12:14 AM
Tyree - I do hope you get better & better. My daughter and husband were sick about a month ago are are still coughing intermittently. aback

03-17-2013, 09:00 AM
Sunday March 17:


"The Bishops of Cluny" 1095 - artist unknown.

Detail from an Illumination...The Crusades

I thought they had funny faces.

03-18-2013, 09:26 AM
Can't stop doodling these guys:


03-18-2013, 09:51 PM
Oh Janet these are so cool! Love'em. The first one makes me smile:D

Here is my offering for this week. I learned about Maurice Denis. He was a member of the Nabis artist group. He lived from 1890 to 1947 approximately (as I'm too lazy to go look at my file) . He did some cool stuff.

Here are after two of his pieces

the two sisters & Easter Mystery....

my renditions are in ink. It was a lot of detail to get into a small format for the Easter Mystery.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/88676-easter.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/88676-two1.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2013/88676-two2.gif

03-22-2013, 07:59 AM
These are really good, Robin. Maurice Denis? That name is familiar, will look him up.
I like the idea of doing artists that are new to me. I'm sure there are plenty. I'm probably more familiar with the modern artists, except for the real famous old guys of course. Speaking of old guys, what about old gals. I know there is a famous woman painter of the Renaissance (?), whose name I can't recall and there had to be others. Research time :cool:

03-24-2013, 10:37 AM
OK, my son is sorting his comic book collection out on the dining room table, which also is my art space, so this contour was done on my lap. Couldn't find my good eraser so I still have pencil marks. Anyway under adverse circumstances it isn't too bad.


Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) "The Card Players"

Might try another one (collage?) when the house is empty tomorrow.

03-25-2013, 01:08 AM
Good deal on the card game!. Interesting to look at, wonder what they are thinking?

I've got mine inked and drying before I add the watercolor.

I'm gonna go look at Georges de La Tour's work.

03-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Most of his paintings have those suspicious eyes...His signature< I guess. I know him from the movie La Divorce with Kate Hudson, where there is a dispute over ownership of a presumed La Tour painting. Fun movie, by the way. :heart:

03-28-2013, 05:00 PM
Pretty quiet in here.

I'm always up for a recommended movie:)

Here's my offering after Pierre Bonnard's Woman in Red Polka Dress.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2013/88676-polka-dots.gif

These are 1 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch

ink and watercolor

03-31-2013, 03:31 PM
I do like Bonnard. This is an interesting group picture.

Here's mine Easter day:

Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494) Italian Renassance painter, from Florence.
Two portraits:



pen and ink with colored pencil

03-31-2013, 08:25 PM
Nice ones Janet. Yes, those portraits of ladies are the typical classical fare. They look fun to do too. What???? no double chins? haha....I'm in an odd mood.

Wow it's sunday already.

03-31-2013, 11:13 PM
I'm the one with the double chins. :(

04-01-2013, 05:58 AM
Just popping in to see how its going. Nice work Robin and Janet. And great idea to look at artists that are new for you.

04-03-2013, 06:20 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Apr-2013/65063-michaelangelo.jpg i think im 4 weeks behind.....:eek: :eek: i decided finally to do small portraits of the old masters....4x5///mech pencil ....sketchbook...michaelangelo....i wanted it dark and foreboding sketch.....my next will be leonardo....i know this is wed ...not sunday,,,,but, hopefully this is acceptable...since i cant seem to follow directions:wink2: tyree

04-03-2013, 06:52 PM
janet....such wonderful fun figures and faces....wonder what they were thinking....they always had those enormous neat eyes......robin..so neatly detailed...wonderfully done...i always like everyone elses b/g ...have you noticed mine are usually black:lol: ////janet...i love georges la tour.....women do cheat at cards....love to be there at that table....probably couldnt understand them though or their game.....and i like to cheat:smug: /////robin ..i especially like the lady in the middle, she has a sly suspicious look and with a striped pup...how cool is that......janet....love these side portraits....your little designs and her beautiful long hair....the second one is quite interesting,,,with the wavy hair and is that a hat or one of those knit caps they seem to use to favor.....i notice that women of these periods took great pride in their jewelry.....i buy cheap stuff,,,,because,,,,i lose everything,,,,i have one of everything in my jewelry collection....speaking of double chins, i no longer like my picture taken,,,,because everything seems to have doubled....:D cheers......tyree

04-04-2013, 10:07 AM
Post whenever you want Tyree. I think Robin just meant us to do some interesting classical artist a week. The Sunday idea, I'm afraid was mine...mostly to keep me doing at least one piece of art a week. :heart:

04-07-2013, 08:16 AM
April 7th:

"The Peaceful Kingdom"
Edward Hicks 1780-1849 born in Bucks County, PA
3"x 5"


04-08-2013, 06:12 AM
janet...love the harmony to this one....and all those wonderful animals....tyree!!!!

04-10-2013, 11:00 PM
Tyree - your michaelangelo looks like a complicated person…..yeah, I think dark and foreboding is complicated…..you do so well maintaining the treys…this is very nice…I just like to look and loooook at it.

Yeah, post anytime. WE were just trying to pace ourselves….but I too have fallen behind.

Here's one after Vuillard. I really like this one and hope to do a watercolor rendition - this is marker. 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 approximately

Hey, you look happy in your avatar. I like that. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2013/88676-sisters.gif

Oh Janet, that IS a very famous piece.....always get a Christmas card with that on it. And when I think how messed up the world is I think about that peace and harmony to come portrayed in that work or art. Hicks, eh. I'm gonna go look and see what else he did. I like the objects....they are arranged kinda like a nest.....a nest of peace

04-11-2013, 06:29 AM
thank you muchly janet.....i love those stripes and different designs in this one....and their shoes....all fits ......a w/c would be very cool to do.....love it....tyree!!!

04-16-2013, 11:48 AM
Magic marker is the way to go. lots of color and a sketch too.

Here is a quickie-Jean Antoine Watteau 1684-1721


04-17-2013, 06:26 AM
the artist sure didnt live very long did he.....nice and simple,,,,i love all those buttons and outfit......tyree:clap:

04-21-2013, 10:20 AM
For April 20th:

A collage interpretation of a portrait of Peter Ivanovich Potemkin by Juan Correno 1614-1685:


One more to go.

04-23-2013, 12:33 PM
love the mix of patterns and colour....so stern looking!!!! i am now working on leonardo...a mech pencil work...tyree:clap:

04-29-2013, 11:39 AM
The last one,,,April 29th

Self portrait with model....Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 1880-1938

Oil pastels:


04-30-2013, 12:58 PM
thats a wonderful one,,,,when i do self portraits,,,i always make myself much much much younger:D ....i just finished my leonardo....i still have six more to do....:lol: ...okay to go into may, im having fun with these master portraits? tyree:wave:

04-30-2013, 05:54 PM
I hadn't read the title of the painting and wondered why she had a cigar in her mouth :lol: Surprised to find out it was Kirchner himself.

Keep going with the portraits...We will be happy to see them. I'm going to look over Paint a long now and work on that for a while. :heart:

05-05-2013, 12:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2013/65063-leonardo.jpg finally got the master posted....mech pencil in my sketchbook....tyree...4 more to do:)

05-07-2013, 06:48 AM
Great series Tyree. Can't wait to see more.

Maybe you should post these in Cafe Michaelangelo. They are worth more looks.

Blast was a good Thread. Kept me at it each weekend. :heart:

05-08-2013, 08:32 PM
Janet - you have good variety with these artist

I like you rendition of Pierrot - his expression is solo interesting…..it tickles me. The buttons, the fore arm sleeves and the two parallel trees in the background……all have a sense of humor

Lovely, LOVELY collage of Peter Ivanovits Potemkin…..so rustic and solid.

and ending with Kirchner - lots of color and smug alienation with a cigar!!!. I love Kirchner's colors. Great job. lots of little details make it zoo nice….the stiff kite almost quailty of the house coat and her body surrounded with black…… You have a very nice piece there!!!

Susan - Lovely Leonardo The eyes are beautiful to look at there in the shadow.....you got them just perfectly subtle but easy to see....and the feeling of looking up at him is well accomplished. Bravo!!

05-08-2013, 08:37 PM
Tyree - I though I commented on your Michaelangelo but don't see it. It is wonderfull too. He looks like a monk sort of. What a warm face. Your portraits are so pleasant to just look at over and over. They seem so warm and full of life. Thanks for sharing with us!!!

05-09-2013, 06:17 AM
thank you all for your such kind comments , almost finished with my tintoretto....tyree:heart: