View Full Version : JULY 26th WDE- IMAGES HERE!!!!!!!

07-26-2013, 12:29 AM
Welcome to the July 26 Weekend Drawing Event. I can't wait to see what you all do. I have one more day of Sea Camp ( with 50 Bahamian kids) so I hope to have time to paint with you on Sat.

I will be posting 16 images.
Please wait until all are uploaded before commenting - thank you.

You have 30 minutes to make your choice and choose your materials - you may use any medium.

For the next two hours, just go for it……then STOP!, scan or photograph your work and post it in your own new thread with your title, beginning with WDE, plus date, plus title.

When you introduce your work, please add a description of size, medium, support (paper, canvas etc) and time taken.
If your work is digital, we'd appreciate a description of whether it's freehand drawing/painting, manipulated image or done using the filters available in some programs - you could also say which program you've used.
All are acceptable but we'd like to know the "hows, whys and wherefores"!!:)

Use WIP for any work in progress at the 2 hour mark, and MI for multiple images if other works are to be added before the following Monday.

NB. To avoid forum flooding, please put all of your work during the weekend, for the current WDE, into a single thread: multiple threads will be merged!
From the following TUESDAY, you may open a new thread for later work.

You have the whole week to participate - until the next WDE starts (usually Friday). If you finish a piece after that time, just add it to your next WDE thread and don't forget the original date.
After posting your contribution, please view others’ entries and comment and encourage when you can. Unless requested, please refrain from critiquing.

Please don't comment until you see 16 images. Thanks! Off we go!

Photo 1) Summer in Costa Rica. That walkway disappears and you can wander for miles around the preserve. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=173002&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 2) On a clear day at my home of San Salvador, Bahamas. Snorkeling Sue Reef, one of my favorite spots. Stoplight Parrotfish. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175911&size=big&cat=all&limit=last7)

Photo 3) We have had a lot of rain here in the Bahamas this summer and the Cuban Tree Frogs have been singing their hearts out every night. They are just wee little things, about and inch and a half. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175801&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 4) Sun beginning to set along docks along the Panama Canal. Amador, Panama City outskirts. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=172590&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 5) Hand made canoes waiting for the fishermen. Portobelo, Panama. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=172941&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 6) Harley motorcycle parked in Va. City. I thought it made for an interesting still life. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=174787&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

07-26-2013, 12:33 AM
Photo 7) Two rocking chairs waiting for riders. Porch of old home in Key West, Florida. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175392&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 8) Old barbershop in Key West. The Florida Keys used to be pretty run down and outlaw. Now the old history and architecture is finding new life. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175295&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 9) Last time I showed you the African Queen. This week we meet the esteemed Captain. Capt. Jim runs the tours on the original boat used in the film the African Queen, which has been lovingly restored in Key Largo, Fla. Of course, being old movie geeks, we had to take a ride! My arse sat where Katherine Hepburns bum sat! Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175391&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 10)The Red Door. Entry to one of the many lovely houses in Key West, Florida. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175543&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 11) Those of you that know me in life or on Facebook know all about my adventures in (and obsession with) the magical Bernier Cave on my home island of San Salvador, Bahamas. In Jan, 2013 I went into this cave for the first time and I've been on San Salvador Island for years. It was only first discovered 2 years ago. This year it took me 4 days to reopen the trail, lots of growth and downed trees after the hurricane and rainy season. I have been helping a micro-biologist to collect wee itty-bitty brittle starfish that were discovered here on one of his first explorations of the cave and helping a geologist to map the cave. The cave is very humid and my camera did not like it so it was hard to get clear photos. It is extremely exciting to be one of only a few people who have ever been in to this cave. This year, we found a new room! Every trip in, we discover something new. Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=175343&size=big&cat=)

07-26-2013, 12:34 AM
Photo 12) I have been wanting to paint this for a long time, this will give me an excuse. Local Bahamian woman digging for snails and clams along the rocky shore. San Salvador, Bahamas. ( Feel free to turn the ugly bucket into a beautiful basket!) Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=132853&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 13) Man at a Rastafarian peaceful demonstration, Emmancipation Day. Nassau, Bahamas. I loved his intensity.Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=132878&size=big&cat=)

Photo 14) Wild Papaya Fruit trees grow all over our research station, here on San Salvador, Bahamas.. As you can see, the birds love them! Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=129526&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 15) And now for something completely different for me….city lights! The Las Vegas Strip at night. We flew in there after our trip last year to Central America and it was complete culture shock after the peacefully quiet life we lead. Beautiful in it's own way, I suppose….. but I will not be taking up residence there any time soon! Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=172556&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

Photo 16) Yes, these fine specimens carry hundreds of passengers a weeks back and forth from mainland Panama to the surrounding cays. Bocas Del Toro, Panama . Please feel free to throw the engine overboard when you paint it! Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=172977&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

INVITE Photo- Larger Image Here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=172718&size=big&cat=&ppuser=17813)

That's it folks. Have fun!!!!!

Challenge (always optional) - paint the whole thing upside down! You'll be amazed!


07-26-2013, 12:42 AM
Wonderful photos Li - hope to be able to paint at least one. Thanks for hosting and providing these lovely refs.

07-26-2013, 12:45 AM
And I didn't even get a dog.

07-26-2013, 12:49 AM
Haha, sorry Jeanne. The last time Doc showed up... you didn't! Thanks Kate. After seacamp this week, I'll be happy if I can stay awake long enough to paint.


07-26-2013, 01:03 AM
Li, great choices! Several I want to do. If I did not have to "work" tomorrow I would spend the day playing with my brushes and paints. But, I have some kids that I need to work with. I always love your choices. You have great taste! Thanks I hope to not disappoint!

07-26-2013, 01:06 AM
Last day of kids hanging off of us in the water Billy. Phew! You made it through Seacamp!


07-26-2013, 01:20 AM
Thanks for hosting Li, all your photos are great as usual.
I was recently in Las Vegas and did not get any shots nearly as good as yours.

07-26-2013, 01:23 AM
Beautiful pictures Li thanks

07-26-2013, 03:16 AM
Great pics as always Li :thumbsup:

Charlie's Mum
07-26-2013, 05:59 AM
You're a magical camera-operator Li:lol: ..... such beauties!
Thanks yet again.:)

07-26-2013, 08:25 AM
Nice & early.... :D
Your refs are always so exotic.... there must be about 6 I like..... but...... which to do?!

I have limited space and between WDEs I do othe stuff and I have pastel pencils out atm..... but the ones I want to do would require paint.... it is so hot here and usually by the time I've got stuff out and put other stuff away I'm usually too tired to use it! I so wish I had a workspace and could leave stuff out instead of just working in a seat with one table in a shared lounge....

off to do the lottery..... ;) :crossfingers: while I have a think :P

07-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Li, thanks for hosting! All of these as usual are great coming from you and your magic camera.

07-26-2013, 10:40 AM
is t just me or are there 2 threads the same but with a different icon at the start :confused:

07-26-2013, 10:43 AM
scrub the last post.... lol :rolleyes: one was the invite one is the refs....

the heat has addled my one surviving brain cell:rolleyes: :lol:

07-26-2013, 11:04 AM
fantastic Li, have been waiting for a cave ref. followed your adventures on FB
I am in a workshop all day Sat, but hope to get to some of these sunday or next week.

07-26-2013, 12:03 PM
Snagged a couple to work on when I get back home. As always, great images Li. Thanks for hosting.

07-26-2013, 12:27 PM
I want to paint them all, Li!

I'm glad I have lots of time right now. ;)

07-26-2013, 04:36 PM
:clap: Great images! Thank you for posting. There are several I like. ~Lissa

07-26-2013, 07:33 PM
Beautiful photos as usual. I will definitely try to work on at least one!

Michael Akin
07-26-2013, 11:01 PM
awesome photos. i hope to break out the paints sunday and have some fun. thanks again for a picture of your world.

07-27-2013, 01:38 PM
It's always a pleasure when you host, Li. I'm really going to try to join this weekend. Now, so many great choices...".hmm. 1st 2 hours gone trying to decide. ;-)

07-27-2013, 07:23 PM
These are incredible as always. Thank you for including the reef! What is that strange, insanely difficult to paint fish in the invitation? Its fins are so huge, it looks familiar but I can't place that. It's screaming to be a two or three month Prismacolor project but I don't do those any more. I'll probably do the parrotfish if I'm up to participating this week.

07-27-2013, 07:32 PM
What is that strange, insanely difficult to paint fish in the invitation? Its fins are so huge, it looks familiar but I can't place that.
Robert, it's a Flying Gurnard. They are almost always seen in pairs. The "wings" are their greatly enlarged pectoral fins. When the fins are closed, they can barely be seen walking along the botton on their pelvic fins because they are beige and brown. When the fins are open...electric blue!


07-28-2013, 01:00 AM
Just love the cave photos in the ref - amazing - thank you for sharing them

07-28-2013, 02:52 PM
Spending time with the Grandsons this weekend/week. Hope to get a chance to do something. This is a creative house with plenty of supplies.

08-01-2013, 08:09 PM
Li, great images, and sorry I was not able to participate this week. It was back to school for us teacher here in Pierce County and I just was too tired and too busy. Especially after coming home Sunday to find not one, but two broken water pipes under my house. Saturday will be pipe replacement day. I did, however, download a couple of pics to do at a later date. Also, no camera to take pics to post. Will have to remedy that. Thanks for the challenges.

08-02-2013, 01:04 AM
No problem Billy. I didn't get one in either. lol. I have two started. I think it will be easier for me when Broadreach leaves so I can paint all night and not worry about making noise. I know you will do one later. It was fun having you all here. (Sorry about the pipes!)