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Yorky
10-01-2013, 04:34 AM
This is inspired by combining two beautiful beautiful diving photos in the RIL by lisilk as reference.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2013/1046-Turtlelisilk.jpg

Here are the originals in the RIL. Gliding by (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=172809) and Out on the Reef (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=60302)

And here's my class painting of the scene done quite quickly. Unfortunately I put my hand on the wet paint on the right so I tried to make it look like a reef :rolleyes: Quarter sheet on Saunders Waterford 200lb rough.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2013/1046-Turtle.jpg

I suggest you first mask out the turtle and a few fishes and apply the background wet in wet. I used a mask to wash out some of the fish.

Enjoy!

Doug

WthrLady
10-01-2013, 05:28 AM
Awsome! He's in my sig line!

ArtsyMom
10-01-2013, 09:01 AM
Doug, like this one, very colorful scene, will try this one. Thanks for the idea.

m50paul
10-01-2013, 01:57 PM
Doug, nice ref and nice painting.... look forward to giving this a shot

lrv
10-01-2013, 05:43 PM
Doug.....good one for this month:thumbsup: .....wish I had a little more time to spend on it but have a lot going on this week:) ....Here it is:wave: Strathmore WC paper 90#, Pitt pens & Sukura Koi watercolors.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Oct-2013/1172010-turtle.jpg

Yorky
10-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Nicely done Larry in your inimitable style.

Doug

mirizar
10-01-2013, 11:43 PM
Oh, so exciting ref picture!

iroquois
10-04-2013, 12:34 PM
oh boy, this is going to be tough.........James

Yorky
10-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Not if you mask out the turtle first James. It is surprisingly easy to paint.

Doug

LynnM
10-04-2013, 01:46 PM
Love the reference, Doug, so many interesting things to do this month! I'll watch this thread, even if I don't get anything done on the subject.

Lovely one, Larry!

Yorky
10-04-2013, 02:52 PM
It doesn't take long to do, I did the bulk of mine in my 2 hour class.

Doug

peteralv
10-05-2013, 04:46 AM
Excellent your interpretation, Lary......:thumbsup::clap::clap:

Terranova
10-06-2013, 05:39 AM
What an interesting challenge, thanks! I will try it, but am not sure whether it will be show-able :D
I like your turtle-work - and for me one cannot see at all that you came into the wet paint: it is a very good supplement to the painting.

Larry: I love your work, it shows your style beautifully on the turtle! I especially like those 2 fish - their colors and perspective.

:wave:
Gaby

Patty_E
10-06-2013, 08:03 AM
Doug - thanks for the reference photo.

I made an attempt at the cute turtle and found it quite easy to paint ..it was the surroundings that were a challenge! Very enjoyable though.

Patty

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Oct-2013/33675-turtlepainting.jpg.JPG

Yorky
10-06-2013, 08:07 AM
Nicely done Patty, it truy is easier than it looks isn't it?

Doug

samben84
10-08-2013, 10:51 AM
Great job on the photos Doug! I think I might give this one a try. Everyone's paintings are looking awesome.

iroquois
10-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Here's my try Doug.....James
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2013/1144158-turtle.JPG

Yorky
10-09-2013, 10:11 AM
Quite good James, though I wouldn't have brought the water surface down as far as the turtle. We are looking at the underside of the waves.

Doug

iroquois
10-09-2013, 04:14 PM
ok Doug,I tried.....James

Yorky
10-09-2013, 04:29 PM
ok Doug,I tried.....James
Yes, and that's the important thing.

Doug

m50paul
10-09-2013, 05:50 PM
Doug,

Here is my shot at the challenge.... both the turtle and the background were difficult :evil: but it was fun.........

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2013/208378-turtle.jpg

Yorky
10-09-2013, 05:52 PM
Nice work Paul, glad you enjoyed the challenge.

Doug

lisilk
10-10-2013, 03:21 AM
I am honored that Doug chose some of my images for this months challenge. I absolutely love all of the interpretations so far and can't wait to see what you all do next. There is no right or wrong when painting underwater scenes because it is a constantly changing landscape of light, color and movement. Have fun and let your imaginations go wild.

Li

m50paul
10-10-2013, 07:15 AM
Li,

I can see why Doug used your photo, very, very nice..... I did check out your other photos in the RIL and was very impressed... lovely is an understatement....

lisilk
10-11-2013, 12:42 AM
I love your efforts Paul. Painting the surface water is always tricky but it looks good. I esp, like the pops of light in the second one. It feels very whimsical.

Li

Larkfour
10-12-2013, 02:36 PM
Working on the turtle in my new handmade journal:
10" x 11" page size of Saunders Waterford Rough
I unmasked my turtle and am charging colors in for the shell.
Large chunks of sea salt thrown into lower right, just for fun, and pulled off before paint dried. I like it.
After I finish the turtle will try putting in some sea ferns, and play with adjustments on the upper water (which looks too stringy) and the salted area.
I like having a handmade journal for experimenting. Nancy
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2013/1120452-Seaturtle2.jpg

lisilk
10-12-2013, 02:59 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Yorky
10-12-2013, 05:31 PM
Coming along great Nancy, I like the salt effect.

Doug

Dubh
10-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Hi, this is my first try at a challenge. It was created on paper of approximately 10 x 8. I decided against doing the fish and plants on the bottom. I started to add them and thought I was going to mess it all up so decided to leave it alone.



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/1392671-turtle-sm.jpg

Yorky
10-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Well, it turned out well. Good work on the turtle.

I think there is scope to add a few weeds, fishes.

Doug

ArtsyMom
10-13-2013, 08:31 PM
Doug, I like how your turtle painting came out, nice and colorful.
I worked on mine today in my sketchbook in watercolors 5 x 7. Like everyone's version here.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2013/88614-IMG_0973.JPG

Yorky
10-14-2013, 02:45 AM
Hey that's great Lil, especially at 7x5.

Doug

ArtsyMom
10-14-2013, 09:29 AM
Thanks Doug, enjoyed doing this colorful scene.

Echecs
10-14-2013, 11:43 AM
Hello!
I just love everyone's efforts, really not an easy subject and I wasn't going to participate as I found it rather daunting. I finally had a go this morning, and so here it is.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Oct-2013/293621-DSCN0998WC.JPG

Arches rough 300grms 31cm x21cms

Cheers,
Deborah

Yorky
10-14-2013, 11:45 AM
Glad you gave it a go Deborah, turned out fine :thumbsup:

Doug

ThatLazyCrazyLady
10-22-2013, 11:06 AM
Hello all!

This is not my first time to try a hand at a WC challenge, but it certainly is the first time I will post it here. :)

That reference image is gorgeous... I just fell in love with all the beautiful textures. And I got so excited to paint that I kind-of rushed with the background. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2013/557401-P1250667.JPG

Thanks for this challenge. I learned so much just doing it.

Yorky
10-22-2013, 11:16 AM
That's wonderful Hazel, gorgeous colours and sea life. :clap:

Doug

ThatLazyCrazyLady
10-22-2013, 10:14 PM
Thanks Doug! Everything about the photo was so beautiful I couldn't not try. :)

WthrLady
10-23-2013, 03:39 PM
sorry about the slightly blurry cell phone shot
Half sheet Jack Richeson
Dan Smith Paints all transparents but for Cascade green
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Oct-2013/385681-turtle.jpg

Yorky
10-23-2013, 03:47 PM
Nice close up Caryl. She looks very wise and friendly.

Doug

tamouse
10-23-2013, 09:20 PM
Unfortunately I put my hand on the wet paint on the right so I tried to make it look like a reef :rolleyes:

... is this ever the story of my painting life.....

tamouse
10-23-2013, 09:22 PM
Hi, this is my first try at a challenge. It was created on paper of approximately 10 x 8. I decided against doing the fish and plants on the bottom. I started to add them and thought I was going to mess it all up so decided to leave it alone.

I very much like this one! I think it's perfectly okay to leave things out in a painting -- that's artistic license. Really well done. :clap:

tamouse
10-23-2013, 09:25 PM
I am super in love with the way you did the coral on the left hand bottom! It looks so great in that scene. Can you say how you did it?

webLes
10-26-2013, 02:34 PM
I love the colours on post 39 it really stands out .

adieaf6
10-27-2013, 11:10 AM
To be honest, for no good reason, the challenge this month left me cold. I've returned to it several times wondering how it might inspire me, without success. Then I saw #39 and at last I saw what I wish I had had the inspiration to do.

Well done.

adie :-)

WthrLady
10-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Wow! Thanks everyone!

tamouse
10-28-2013, 07:54 AM
Then I saw #39 and at last I saw what I wish I had had the inspiration to do.

Something is not right here, forum-wise. When I'm reading it, my reply post to someone is marked #39....

Yorky
10-28-2013, 07:58 AM
Hmm, your post is marked #47 here.

Doug

docxart
10-28-2013, 08:24 PM
Hello All,
Well it has taken me all month to do it but here is my attempt at the turtle. I invite your c&c please.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Oct-2013/1074922-Turtle_rz.jpg

Qadir

Yorky
10-29-2013, 02:14 AM
Nice work Qadir, did you use gouache?

Doug

docxart
10-29-2013, 07:38 AM
No, I did not. I masked the turtle and fish and started with a simple watercolor wash. Then painted the plants and finally the turtle and fish.

Yorky
11-01-2013, 05:40 AM
Congratulations to all who have taken up the challenge. If you haven't posted your version, post it in this thread, I will be following it.

The November Challenge is a complete change in subject HERE. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19841613)

Doug