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Greg Long
04-30-2014, 05:12 PM
'Becca's off gallivanting and asked me to start WOYE this month.....there is absolutely nothing on mine :lol: Happy May-day to our antipodean friends.

snoball
04-30-2014, 07:26 PM
On my easel is last month's painting. It may as well set there and dry because there isn't one to take its place for now. :)

PVHooper
05-01-2014, 03:57 AM
Called this done last night, just needs to varnish - titled "All the people on the left"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/93464-allthepeopleontheleftweb.jpg

Now off to the next one. Going through a whole pile of unfinished pieces one by one.

AllisonR
05-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Called this done last night, just needs to varnish - titled "All the people on the left"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/93464-allthepeopleontheleftweb.jpg

Now off to the next one. Going through a whole pile of unfinished pieces one by one.

Wow, what fun. I really like this. Well painted and very interesting.

snoball
05-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Called this done last night, just needs to varnish - titled "All the people on the left"

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/93464-allthepeopleontheleftweb.jpg

Now off to the next one. Going through a whole pile of unfinished pieces one by one.

Wild! What an inigma, very interesting, holds viewer.

OziAfricana
05-01-2014, 10:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/13874-IMG_20140501_144258.jpg

Early days.

16 x 20 on canvas.

mtpalms
05-01-2014, 11:29 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/13874-IMG_20140501_144258.jpg

Early days.

16 x 20 on canvas.
It already has my attention! I like it just as it is, but looking forward to seeing where you take it.

Dan-007
05-01-2014, 09:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/90087-dt...jpg Still so much to do... will try not to post for a while, dont want to bore anyone with tons of posts...

Greg Long
05-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Still so much to do... will try not to post for a while, dont want to bore anyone with tons of posts...

:clear: :clear: Bored? who's bored? :clear: :clear:

OziAfricana
05-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Still a work in progress.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/13874-IMG_20140501_183121.jpg

ajkon
05-02-2014, 01:06 PM
I'm liking the way this painting is going OziAfricana.
AJ

Keron
05-02-2014, 01:31 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2014/90087-dt...jpg Still so much to do... will try not to post for a while, dont want to bore anyone with tons of posts...
It is an ambitious piece but persevere with it. I am certain you will be pleased with the outcome.


http://krmontourfineart.com/

OziAfricana
05-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Thanks AJ and mtpalms.

OziAfricana
05-02-2014, 04:43 PM
And... before I go to bed...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/13874-IMG_20140502_203543.jpg

Sorry about the colours. Night time.

maksum
05-02-2014, 05:10 PM
A still life I'm starting... oil on 24" x 30" canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_a.jpg

kagiva59
05-02-2014, 08:08 PM
I read somewhere that you should throw away your first 100 paintings, as it takes that long to develop a style and a subject matter preference. I have another 65 paintings to go. This is going to take years.

Two more practice pieces (copies of other works) done and off the easel today:

24x18 Fantasy Mountain
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/1262074-FantasyMntSmall.jpg

and a 36x24 Cherry Blossom Tree:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/1262074-CherryBlossomsSmall.jpg

Keron
05-02-2014, 10:54 PM
I read somewhere that you should throw away your first 100 paintings, as it takes that long to develop a style and a subject matter preference. I have another 65 paintings to go. This is going to take years.

Two more practice pieces (copies of other works) done and off the easel today:

24x18 Fantasy Mountain
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/1262074-FantasyMntSmall.jpg

and a 36x24 Cherry Blossom Tree:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/1262074-CherryBlossomsSmall.jpg

Very beautiful work! The landscape feels bigger than the actual dimensions of the canvas. Impressive technique.

My Website: http://krmontourfineart.com/

beetee
05-02-2014, 11:05 PM
9 x 16 inches oil on mdf.
started this trying not to be to tight or precious.
c & c welcome
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/197555-paintings_052.JPG

all the best
Brian

OziAfricana
05-03-2014, 05:52 AM
A still life I'm starting... oil on 24" x 30" canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_a.jpg

Great background going there.

Turpintine45
05-03-2014, 10:27 PM
Some really wonderful and varied works on here already and the month has barely started. Well done everyone!:thumbsup:

this is what is on my easel today. Lots of fun with this one.
12x24

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2014/216461-IMG_2395R_Small.JPG

snoball
05-04-2014, 08:39 AM
Love that Jen!

OziAfricana
05-04-2014, 11:33 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2014/216461-IMG_2395R_Small.JPG

I love this composition Jen.

Cfralic
05-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Working on a small oil on canvas of my Venezuelan friend. I have no idea how to mail it because their houses have names instead of addresses?!?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-May-2014/1335899-image.jpg

tarsier
05-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Well, this is last months painting finally done - for lack of a better word for I'm not able to fix it. As usual I both like and dislike it at the same time. C&C is always welcome. I intended everything you see, but the water proved problematic...and the cattails....and the b-b-blue...sigh. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-May-2014/1547043-Aprilfinalsm.jpg

Dan-007
05-04-2014, 08:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-May-2014/90087-dt0-21.jpgsharpening and moving on....the guys legs need to be worked on, they look like chicken legs...

Keron
05-04-2014, 11:39 PM
Hey I just realized you're in Montreal Dan. I'm in Kahnawake. I think your painting is coming along nicely.


My Website: http://krmontourfineart.com/

HenrietteW
05-05-2014, 04:08 AM
In that case, I should have been there long ago. ;)
I think it is safe to say that these matters are on an individual basis and that you have come far already. :D


I read somewhere that you should throw away your first 100 paintings, as it takes that long to develop a style and a subject matter preference. I have another 65 paintings to go. This is going to take years.

Two more practice pieces (copies of other works) done and off the easel today:

24x18 Fantasy Mountain
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/1262074-FantasyMntSmall.jpg

and a 36x24 Cherry Blossom Tree:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/1262074-CherryBlossomsSmall.jpg

HenrietteW
05-05-2014, 04:11 AM
Excellent! Love the vibrance and the life of it. :D

9 x 16 inches oil on mdf.
started this trying not to be to tight or precious.
c & c welcome
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2014/197555-paintings_052.JPG

all the best
Brian

HenrietteW
05-05-2014, 04:11 AM
And your fun is communicated. It's almost like being there. :)

Some really wonderful and varied works on here already and the month has barely started. Well done everyone!:thumbsup:

this is what is on my easel today. Lots of fun with this one.
12x24

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2014/216461-IMG_2395R_Small.JPG

HenrietteW
05-05-2014, 04:15 AM
Tarsier - I kinda like your colours. The shapes are a bit askrew, but I like that too.
Dan - I do admire your attention to detail - so extreme and fascinating.

And I have finally committed a painting myself. The first oily of the year. For the lack of a better title, I call this 'Ghost'.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2014/1090892-Ghost.jpeg

Toril
05-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Some really wonderful and varied works on here already and the month has barely started. Well done everyone!:thumbsup:

this is what is on my easel today. Lots of fun with this one.
12x24

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-May-2014/216461-IMG_2395R_Small.JPG

This one makes me think of Rockwell. No pressure! :thumbsup: It's how you've captured a natural, unguarded moment but still edited it so it works great as a painting.

Toril
05-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Working on a small oil on canvas of my Venezuelan friend. I have no idea how to mail it because their houses have names instead of addresses?!?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-May-2014/1335899-image.jpg

This will be interesting to follow, feels very sculpted with lots of depth. :thumbsup:

I'm sure it will get there if you have been given a mailing address?

Toril
05-05-2014, 10:37 AM
Henriette, good to see you here, even if it's in ghostly form! ;)

Kagiva, beautiful and imaginative paintings, I don't think you need to worry about the 100... :thumbsup:

Dan, your painting makes me see reality sharper than I do in real life! :)

mtpalms
05-05-2014, 12:06 PM
:wave: Hi Hentiette! good to see you painting again. Stop by the Oily Rag if you get a moment. :)

Karendart84
05-05-2014, 01:59 PM
Jen love the soccer boys.

My WIP this monthhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2014/1579710-IMG_20140505_125414.JPG

Easterneye
05-05-2014, 02:57 PM
This is a little creek scene close to where I live ,, in the lane leading down to this area Jack The Ripper used to reside .







http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/layerroad/Paintings/P1030249_zpsc4a71609.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/layerroad/media/Paintings/P1030249_zpsc4a71609.jpg.html)

Easterneye
05-05-2014, 03:14 PM
Karen there is a lot going on in your picture ,, are you sure about some of those roof lines ?

Karendart84
05-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Karen there is a lot going on in your picture ,, are you sure about some of those roof lines ?
Thank you Easterneye. The reference pic is confusing. I'd love to know your roofline concerns. This is a view next to my daughters house but I haven't been there in a while so I am relying on faded memory.
Hee is the referencehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2014/1579710-7026.tamaqua.jpg

Easterneye
05-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Well the second house with the dark roof seems to be going uphill and the second gable end looks to be at a funny angle to me , leaning backwards ?

Cfralic
05-05-2014, 04:45 PM
Toril, thankyou very much for commenting.
My other Venezuelan friend is going next year and may have to take it with her- Venezuela is in a serious crisis right now and the mail may not be safe. I'm gonna think about it while I complete it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2014/1335899-image.jpg

Started a brunaille on some tiny boston terrier paintings.

beetee
05-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Jen love the boys,great stuff!

henriettethanks for the comment.

All the best
Brian

midwest
05-05-2014, 11:19 PM
Ozi, I love seeing that develop. Dan, keep them coming. Maksum, that's a good start.

Turpintine45
05-05-2014, 11:21 PM
Brian, Nice movement already.
Henrietta This is an interesting painting. Is it finished?
Cfralic Good work on the portrait. It is coming along nicely. Good start on the dogs.
Karen How you are keeping sane doing this one I don't know. agree the dark one is off a bit.
easternye well it looks like a lovely peaceful place for a Ripper site! Beautifull.

midwest
05-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Turpintine, the soccer boys have a wonderful ambience.

Turpintine45
05-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Thank you all for all the good comments. I cannot take credit for the composition as the photo was taken by a friend, Claudia, of her boys.
I just cropped and edited a bit.

Here is where I am today. The last boy is giving me a hard time! Still got work to do including those balls which will probably be tough as the have rings going around them all different.:eek:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2014/216461-IMG_2411R_Small.JPG

midwest
05-05-2014, 11:32 PM
turpentine, love everything about the soccer boys.

tarsier
05-06-2014, 01:19 AM
Jen these boys are perfect.

Karendart84
05-06-2014, 01:40 AM
Jen thank you, yes this one is making me crazy.

Easterneye thanks for pointing that out. I see it now. Now to figure out how to fix it.

K.Henderson Fine Art
05-06-2014, 11:49 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2014/300751-Apricot_Jam_by_K_Henderson.jpg
Apricot Jam, 8 x 10, oil on board

I have learned that this small painting has been awarded Best of Show at the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville.

The show will run from May 2nd - 31st, 2014.

See more of my Contemporary Realism Food Art on my Blog (http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2014/05/best-of-show.html) http://khendersonart.blogspot.com

HenrietteW
05-06-2014, 01:15 PM
[B]Henrietta This is an interesting painting. Is it finished?


Hi, Turpintine - and thank you. :) Finished? Perhaps. I'm not sure. Keep feeling it needs a break in all the green.

ianuk
05-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Still on this. Finished the sky, now the horses and background. There's more texture to the sky than the photo shows from my phone,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2014/70343-sss.jpg

snoball
05-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Looks great so far, nice rich colors. :)

ianuk
05-06-2014, 04:01 PM
Thanks Margaret, probably richer than they really are with my phone. It's a bit dopey light wise :)

tarsier
05-07-2014, 01:58 AM
Tarsier - I kinda like your colours. The shapes are a bit askrew, but I like that too.


Thanks for the comment Henriette, I'm looking forward to seeing your apparition. Below is the photo that inspired the painting..I liked the quirky masculine odd posture too. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/1547043-12.04.14_MerrittIsland_332-Edit-Edit.jpg

maksum
05-07-2014, 05:38 AM
was sure hoping to finish by Mother's Day. I don't think it's going to happen. Coming along though. I plan to glaze in more shadows when it's more dry.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_b.jpg

Shannon Expat
05-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Here is mine, almost finished I think.

OziAfricana
05-07-2014, 08:51 AM
That's really nice Shannon.

HenrietteW
05-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Tarsier - oooooh! What a hunk. ;) I see what inspired you.
Shannon - lovely. I loved the landscape of her hand. :)
Ianuk - great colours!

snoball
05-07-2014, 10:40 AM
Shannon, what a great portrait!

maksum
05-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Shannon, I love paintings that just keep my attention - make it so I can't look away. I just want to stare at this, wondering about what that woman is thinking about. Very beautifully done.

Is the subject someone you know?

beetee
05-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Ian ,looks good,would like a closer pic!

Shannon love that portrait.:thumbsup:

A bit more messin on this,also added a sky ,whether it actually adds anything,that is another question.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/197555-horses_7.5.2014_001.JPG

all the best

Brian

maksum
05-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Worked on this quite a bit last night. Besides some glaze shading or minor touches I may do, I believe that pitcher is done. The photo made it look noticeably brighter and redder than it really is.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_c.jpg

xislandman
05-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Have not been too active lately. Had some medical issues but all is well and I finished this today.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/1145169-IMG_0785.JPG

ianuk
05-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Some really nice work this month here.

Thanks HenrietteW.
Thanks Beetee (seems we're on the same subject), here's close up, long way to go but getting there. I want loose then to add details and small slashes of colour to finish. (I think)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/70343-IMAG08.jpg

Dan-007
05-07-2014, 04:57 PM
I went back to this one to do some touch ups... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/90087-oldpmontreal_2.jpg

snoball
05-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Brian, great racing close up.
Maksum, the red pitcher is super.
Dennis, nice sky.
Ian you are starting to kick it for sure (but I see you are still struggling with the legs :))
Dan, looks great.

ianuk
05-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Thanks Margaret... I'm not struggling as such, just leaving them until the last possible moment as I fear them, they frighten me! :)

Shannon Expat
05-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Shannon, I love paintings that just keep my attention - make it so I can't look away. I just want to stare at this, wondering about what that woman is thinking about. Very beautifully done.

Is the subject someone you know?

Nope, don't know her, it was a study taken from a reference photo on pixabay.

Thank you all for the nice comments. This is my third and most successful portrait. I have to credit the quality of the reference photo as key to the success. I hope to get good enough to take lesser quality reference material and make a great painting, if that makes sense.

Turpintine45
05-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Well this is where I am today. Nearly done!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2014/216461-IMG_2420R_Small.JPG

Michaelshane
05-07-2014, 09:45 PM
Turpentine,that's great.

snoball
05-08-2014, 06:27 AM
Jen, I think you can call it done at any time, that is adorable.

Toril
05-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Jen, it's going to be great! There's something about the light on the backs of the two boys at either end that seems a little abrupt, though, like their backs are bent a little too hard. I'm on a phone, though, so not perfect conditions.

Ian, like your horses a lot!

geofract
05-08-2014, 02:40 PM
20 x 20 cm - Bottle & Onion - a slightly odd ensemble perhaps :) I think the camera flatters it slightly. It does seem the camera can't really produce a faithful colour copy.

The finish is quite glossy. Is there a way to create a matt finish without varnishing? Perhaps something I can add when I oil out...

811450

MarkMark
05-09-2014, 10:56 AM
Female Figure sitting, more a sketch than a full painting

Oil on Board

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2014/46674-FemaleFigureSittinga.jpg

Karendart84
05-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Did some correction on the roofline. Started on trees.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2014/1579710-IMG_20140509_113305.JPG

maksum
05-09-2014, 01:19 PM
20 x 20 cm - Bottle & Onion - a slightly odd ensemble perhaps :) I think the camera flatters it slightly. It does seem the camera can't really produce a faithful colour copy.

The finish is quite glossy. Is there a way to create a matt finish without varnishing? Perhaps something I can add when I oil out...

811450

I really like this. I appreciate a work that expresses a subject effectively with few strokes - something you've done very well here.

HenrietteW
05-09-2014, 02:01 PM
Geofract - so rare to see a stilleben sizzle so much with life. Well done. :)

mtpalms
05-09-2014, 05:47 PM
:) I finally got this one blocked in with no huge corrections to make.:crossfingers: I am feeling confident now that I will have it finished iin time for the June deadline.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2014/208394-9887cw.jpg
18" x 18"

ianuk
05-09-2014, 06:42 PM
That's a lot of little bottles Marcia, and, well done they are! By the way, I could do with a bottle of 'Lucky Mojo' if you have one spare! :)

mtpalms
05-09-2014, 08:11 PM
Thanks Ian! Here's a little luck, on the house!
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/d1/37/aa/d137aac349c107963a482279af9e1fb8.jpg
You may need to keep a whip and chair handy to fight off the ladeez!

ianuk
05-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Marcia, thank you, I'm accustomed to it, fight em off in their hundreds I do! :D

So, weekend's here and I drew out some rough daffodils on a sideboard, drawing looks bad, painting will look better -- I believe! It'll be loose anyway and I don't like drawing too many lines, it ruins my spontaneity :)

I used up some spare paint to coat the canvas black as I thought I'd try painting on it to see what it's like. Plus, I have the perfect little frame for it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-May-2014/70343-black.jpg

mtpalms
05-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Interesting, Ian. I have to resist the temptation to buy black gesso once in awhile, because I would probably never use it. :clear:

MarkMark
05-10-2014, 02:09 AM
Cool Marcia looking really good

Should be fun Ian, never used black as a base myself

HenrietteW
05-10-2014, 04:35 AM
Just finished this. Thinking of calling it "Rejection". What do you guys think? :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/1090892-Rejection.jpeg

geofract
05-10-2014, 05:53 AM
Thanks for your generous comments Maksum and Henriette!

ianuk
05-10-2014, 09:58 AM
Geofract - Love your still life.

HenrietteW - Like it, it's kinda spooky but it makes me think (dangerous).

My daffodils are coming along nicely after a couple of hours this morning, I think I can tweak them and make em pop a little with some darks and lights. Hope so. I think they suit the little frame :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/70343-daf.jpg

HenrietteW
05-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Ian - apologising for making you think - lol. ;)
Love your daffodils. First, I actually thought 'water colour!', then next I realised what it was. Fits the frame beautifully - what a classic piece. :)

ianuk
05-10-2014, 10:36 AM
Thank you Henriette :)

K.Henderson Fine Art
05-10-2014, 11:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/300751-Hopalong_Cassidy_by_K_Henderson.jpg
Hopalong Cassidy, 20" x 30", oil on canvas

This vintage game has a copyright date of 1950 from Milton Bradley. The vintage cap gun is a Pony Boy.

Hopalong Cassidy was the hero of 28 western novels, 66 movies and 52 episode for Television. Every movie and TV showed starred William Boyd. His popularity was astounding. He received 15 thousand fan letters a week.

This game, badge and gun are from my ever growing personal collection of vintage toys.
See My Blog (http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2014/05/hopalong-cassidy-by-k-henderson.html) for a Detail image of the Pony Boy gun. http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2014/05/hopalong-cassidy-by-k-henderson.html

snoball
05-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Henrietta, the title suits. They look as if they are going away from something.
Ian, quite a fine little painting and it looks just right in the frame.
K, super as usual, almost too perfect.

Toril
05-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Marcia, so different from what I've seen you do before! Love how the 'Lucky MoJo' pops out, very good energy in this one. :D

Henriette, good title and I love the icy blue. :thumbsup:

Ian, I really like your modern take on a classical arrangement. And the contrasts is brought out even more with the traditional frame. :)

ianuk
05-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Thank you Toril.

mtpalms
05-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Thank you Toril, I guess it's been awhile since I did a formal still life, although the rusty pieces I've done are still lifes of a sort.:) I am going to call it "Spell Binding", sort of a play on words.

Henriette, I agree with Toril, your colors are very bold, but they are balanced. It's hard to pull off, but when it works, as it does with yours, it's very emotionally powerful.

Ian, did you find having the black ground help with values, and/or help tone down your colors? It's coming out great, but I think I would trim some of the roundness off the bottom of the vase, I find it draws my eye to the bottom of the frame.

llawrence
05-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Some fantastic still lifes and other paintings this month.

Here's the covered canvas on the Weaver, though there's some parts of the loom thingie mechanism I haven't even drawn in yet:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/132386-weaver-2.jpg

My painting style is changing over the course of this painting. Anyone else ever had that happen?

snoball
05-10-2014, 07:48 PM
llawrence, the weaver is looking really good.

mtpalms
05-10-2014, 07:53 PM
My painting style is changing over the course of this painting. Anyone else ever had that happen?
Your weaver looks great. :thumbsup:

Usually I tighten up, fortunately with this last one I seem to be loosening up somewhat from when I started it.

ianuk
05-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Ian, did you find having the black ground help with values, and/or help tone down your colors? It's coming out great, but I think I would trim some of the roundness off the bottom of the vase, I find it draws my eye to the bottom of the frame.


Thanks Marcia. I never noticed any real difference, I tend to paint the same way using the same palette every time so the background really made no difference, except it was oil paint and slippery and not the best for alla prima as the paint kind of slid and it was hard to get the opacity I wanted in some places, if it had been gesso it would I'm sure, have been easier.

I agree, there's a few things that need correcting, I can do that if I apply further layers and maybe some final scumble. I love the affect that glazes leave over texture so I might well do that. I'll let it dry and see.

WFMartin
05-10-2014, 11:09 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2014/300751-Apricot_Jam_by_K_Henderson.jpg
Apricot Jam, 8 x 10, oil on board

I have learned that this small painting has been awarded Best of Show at the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville.

The show will run from May 2nd - 31st, 2014.

See more of my Contemporary Realism Food Art on my Blog (http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2014/05/best-of-show.html) http://khendersonart.blogspot.com

Congratulations on your Best Of Show! It certainly deserves it. I greatly appreciate this sort of work.

Turpintine45
05-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Lawrence the weaver is awesome and coming along nicely.:thumbsup:

today I did a little quickie of Buttercup!
5x7 oil on canvas board.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/216461-IMG_2437R_Small.JPG

Kory
05-11-2014, 04:19 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2014/986612-20140511_001646.jpg

A commission I'm working on. I have to get it done this weekend so I am working on it into the wee hours of the night lol. I find I can think best at night though so it works out well.

HenrietteW
05-11-2014, 05:27 AM
Thanks, Toril and Marcia :) - great feedback!
Lawrence: great weaver! Yes, more than once have I experienced my style changing in the middle of a project - it's called 'developing'. ;) Well done.
Jen - beautiful cow - love the looseness of the strokes. Could use a bit more contrast? Or is that the photo acting up?
Kory - wonderful landscape as always. :thumbsup:

Turpintine45
05-11-2014, 02:26 PM
Kory, coming along nicely but it is too dark to really see.

henriette thank you. She was very wet so a lot of glare and loss of subtleties. I wanted to keep the painting light and airy as a lazySummer afternoon.

snoball
05-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Lawrence the weaver is awesome and coming along nicely.:thumbsup:

today I did a little quickie of Buttercup!
5x7 oil on canvas board.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/216461-IMG_2437R_Small.JPG

Mooooo, she looks like a Charlie. Very nice. :)

tadjray
05-11-2014, 11:18 PM
Just a quick painting I am doing from a book!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-May-2014/1117842-Painting-1-12.05.14.jpg

MarkMark
05-12-2014, 03:55 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/46674-hardboard.jpg

One bit of Masonite..............Now what to paint ? Watch this space

Karendart84
05-12-2014, 12:53 PM
Lawrence the weaver is great!
Jen I really like the loose strokes on Buttercup
Kory fabulous landscape. Would love to see a closeup.
Tadjray great winter scene
Mark can't wait to see what you decide.

I am going let this sit and decide if its done. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/1579710-IMG_20140512_113928.JPG

mtpalms
05-12-2014, 03:34 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/46674-hardboard.jpg

One bit of Masonite..............Now what to paint ? Watch this space
:clear:








:D
Looking forward to watching this one develop!

snoball
05-12-2014, 06:34 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/46674-hardboard.jpg

One bit of Masonite..............Now what to paint ? Watch this space

And what do you plan to add to the white cat in a white room drinking milk from a white dish?

tadjray
05-12-2014, 07:14 PM
There I Fixed It :cool:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/1117842-toile.jpg

Keron
05-12-2014, 08:09 PM
Here is mine, almost finished I think.

Wow this is a really stunning piece! Rich color, excellent draughtsmanship.

My blog: http://krmontourfineart.com/

Keron
05-12-2014, 08:24 PM
Lots of great work here. The last time I posted a self-portrait here on WC was back in about 2008 or so. It was in response to a drawing a day for a month challenge. I decided to do a portrait a day but soon realized I needed to opt to do a SP a day. So I did about 30, culminating in the last two being alla prima oil SPs. I started this in my studio a couple of days ago in between other tasks. You can read about the process on my blog:http://krmontourfineart.com/


My Blog: http://krmontourfineart.com/

Keron
05-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Some fantastic still lifes and other paintings this month.

Here's the covered canvas on the Weaver, though there's some parts of the loom thingie mechanism I haven't even drawn in yet:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-May-2014/132386-weaver-2.jpg

My painting style is changing over the course of this painting. Anyone else ever had that happen?
Great piece...excellent blog too!

My blog: http://krmontourfineart.com/

Turpintine45
05-13-2014, 12:32 AM
Karen, great finish.:thumbsup:

Keron, Looking good!

Well I started this today. I have to rework the sea as it is too blue.

12x10 oils on canvas

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/216461-IMG_2450R_Small.JPG

Anda G
05-13-2014, 01:35 AM
Hi! I'm back. I've been listening to Artists Helping Artists on my iPod and I am doing the 30-day challenge. (attempting):)
I figure I can learn oil painting by doing. This took about 5 hours throughout the day today.
Rainbow Springs, Florida. 9' by 12" hardboard, oils
Please feel free to comment. I am learning painting as I go. It is a lot harder than pastels, for sure.
Andagail
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/59007-rainbowspringswc.jpg

MarkMark
05-13-2014, 01:59 AM
There I Fixed It :cool:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-May-2014/1117842-toile.jpg

:lol: :lol:

MarkMark
05-13-2014, 02:02 AM
Im liking as is Jen and would hold off any fix to the water just yet.

I thought I was looking at a pastel Anda Well done, yeah oils are tough keep going

Very Very nice Keron

MarkMark
05-13-2014, 02:04 AM
And what do you plan to add to the white cat in a white room drinking milk from a white dish?

LOL !!!

Joking aside white on white is a lot more tricky than it sounds, but Im thinking a still life but you funny guys will have to wait

tadjray
05-13-2014, 09:11 AM
I added Claude Monet pie :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/1117842-oil-painting-2.jpg

AllisonR
05-13-2014, 12:26 PM
I haven't posted in this thread in forever. Now I am waiting, waiting, waiting… for paint to dry so I can continue on the next layer. Series of 3 pear paintings. 1st one done last month.
2nd one, I think finished:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/133314-3_paerer_painting_2_finished_not_prof_photo.jpg
verdaccio and setup:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/133314-3_paerer_painting_2_working_setup.jpg
3rd one setup:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/133314-3_paerer_painting_3_working_setup.jpg
3rd one working. Have at least one more color layer to go. I hate the fabric.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/133314-3_paerer_painting_3_working_1st_color_layer.jpg
And a little study. It is also from life, except me - I have a photo for that. A bit difficult to be hanging on an easel naked and painting myself at the same time -even with a mirror isn't practical or possible. If I like it I will do it much larger.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/133314-Making_Lov_to_the_easel_study_verdaccio.jpg

maksum
05-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Not much more of the canvas covered than last update.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_d.jpg

xislandman
05-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Sharing with Marine thread...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-May-2014/1145169-IMG_0790.JPG

geofract
05-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Nice work Dennis!

kpotmt
05-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Awesome work! Fun to browse Sooo much talent.
Well,
Here's mine..a pet portrait... and palette knife Cardinal. Have to let it dry, then go in for some ficin. They make a fun pair http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2014/1826237-IMG_20140511_130311_989-1.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2014/1826237-IMG_20140510_165514_010-1.jpg

Dan-007
05-14-2014, 03:17 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2014/90087-dt09.jpg adding the cloud placement ... then back to the buildings

when you sell your paintings do you charge tax? I am wondering if I need to declare tax?

mtpalms
05-14-2014, 03:40 PM
It's coming along nicely, Dan! :thumbsup:

In the US you have to collect sales tax. I don't know about Canada.

Dan-007
05-14-2014, 03:56 PM
It's coming along nicely, Dan! :thumbsup:

In the US you have to collect sales tax. I don't know about Canada.

If there is sales tax in the U.S then there has to be in Canada! Will look into that..

xislandman
05-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Tax? Not unless its through a registered business, ie. a gallery.

OziAfricana
05-15-2014, 03:39 AM
Great talent on this thread!

A small study from life.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2014/13874-IMG_20140515_073856.jpg

K. Henderson
05-15-2014, 11:22 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2014/164350-Day_Will_Be_dawning_by_K_Henderson.jpg
Day Will be Dawning , 24 x 18, oil on canvas


This is a most recent painting in my Silver Screen Cowgirls series.


This lovely cowgirl wears a hat and fringed shirt embellished with stars.

See more of my Western Art on my BLOG http://khendersonart2.blogspot.com/
(http://www.khenderson.com/)

Dan-007
05-15-2014, 06:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2014/90087-ship01.jpg new one 48 x 48 6 hours about.... sketch it out the day before

Turpintine45
05-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Dennis, Beautiful clouds!
Kipotmt Good work on the parrot and kitty
Dan, Incredible detail on both, awesome.
Ozivery nice portrait sketch. Will you continue it?
K.Henderson, Wow!



Well here is where I am today. I think I need to get rid of the speed boat which gave me fits today. I seem to have a COI problem. also need to lay the green seaweed down a bit more. What do you think?



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2014/216461-IMG_2461R_Small.JPG

Cfralic
05-16-2014, 04:14 AM
So I must say I always prefer my work at an earlier time, when the colours are simplified. After so many layers the complications of oil paint arise and it becomes a bit of a fight. In black and white this looks near finished, in colour this painting has a ghastly contrast between background and fore. Not sure how I should change the background to help save this... :( also note my lighting is quite yellow, which creates a lovely Simpsons effect...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-May-2014/1335899-image.jpg

Michi-Gander
05-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Wow, This is amazing, I love the detail and bright colors.

Michi-Gander
05-16-2014, 10:14 PM
I agree, the speedboat takes away from the composition.

MarkMark
05-17-2014, 02:30 AM
Some amazing paintings coming along here

Kory
05-17-2014, 04:27 PM
12" x 16" Commission almost done. If there is anything you see that could use improvement or anything missing, please let me know. This is of a creek near my home in BC, Canada.

I am charging $100 for this one but just need to know if that sounds about right for when I do other commissions. I haven't really worked out a per sq/inch price or anything but what do you guys usually do?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2014/986612-2014-05-17_11.17.23.jpg

xislandman
05-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Is this stretched canvas or art board? Its very nice. I am not a landscape guy and it takes a real talent to impress me. Of course all painting need a décor to make them shine and the right frame. I think $100 bucks is a bit on the low side however as we all know artists are dime a dozen until you manage to make a name for yourself. I am not a working artist but have sold several this past year and I charge $1.00 dollar a sq. inch. If I frame it I don't make any money on the frame but I don't lose any either. Shipping for a painting your size can range from $15 to $25 depending on locations in the US.

Turpintine45
05-17-2014, 10:52 PM
Korythis is a good landscape I am sure your client will be pleased. $100 is what I would charge for that size plus another $30 for a frame. It is hard getting established into the art world especially in the present financial climate.

Turpintine45
05-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Well I think this is finished, I sunk the speed boat, messed with the seaweed, and added some seagulls!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2014/216461-IMG_2462R_Small.JPG

Michaelshane
05-18-2014, 12:16 AM
12" x 16" Commission almost done. If there is anything you see that could use improvement or anything missing, please let me know. This is of a creek near my home in BC, Canada.

I am charging $100 for this one but just need to know if that sounds about right for when I do other commissions. I haven't really worked out a per sq/inch price or anything but what do you guys usually do?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2014/986612-2014-05-17_11.17.23.jpg

You should get $100. for a print of that.

ianuk
05-18-2014, 03:24 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/70343-easel.jpg

snoball
05-18-2014, 06:20 AM
No more left over paint on that one Ian, step away from the easel.

geofract
05-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Another still life. Not sure the composition and choice of objects is that great. Happy to be done and moving on to the next one.

20x20cm

811777

kat780
05-18-2014, 11:14 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#

I haven't posted a painting before so hope this works. Hubby and I just came back from the tropics and wanted to remember it!

kat780
05-18-2014, 11:17 AM
Didn't work sorry a newbie

kat780
05-18-2014, 11:36 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/1235008-maui_beach_living.jpg

used my mac computer vs ipad this time! Finsihed painting the bottom yesterday, I wrapped image around the 1.5 sides

ianuk
05-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Nice serene landscape Kory.


I like your still life Geofract.

Kat -- Nice vibrant painting, but you know you're going to pine away for the next vacation every time you look at it! :)

cheribears
05-18-2014, 12:26 PM
This is my latest painting of the Cypress Inn in Carmel. I loved how the pots were displayed on the stairs.

cheribears
05-18-2014, 12:27 PM
This is my latest painting of the Cypress Inn in Carmel. I loved how the pots were displayed on the stairs in contrast to the white washed building

Karendart84
05-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Really great work here.
Cory I agree with Michaelshane about your pricing. Jen love the changes.
Kat really nice
Ianuk great color and texture

Trying something different again. I live in a former industrial area where coal was king.. Underpainting of Wip. based on coal fields nearby still in use.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/1579710-IMG_20140518_124224.JPG

FloatingDove
05-18-2014, 05:54 PM
So many wonderful paintings here, all talented artists! This, I think is done, it is my cat, Cassandra watching a ship sink that beheld the veterinarian that yanked her claws out...14x18 inches oil on board http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/124364-image.jpg

Cfralic
05-18-2014, 07:13 PM
karendart84- wonderful start, it seems to glow.
Floatingdove- great work but I must say the context is my favourite part ;) haha I love it!

I'm so astonished how many paintings you all seem to run through. This one is going on 2 or 3 months >.< but it was in storage awhile to be fair...

It's hard for me to tell but is the one cheek she's leaning on, far too large?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/1335899-image.jpg

snoball
05-18-2014, 07:17 PM
It's hard for me to tell but is the one cheek she's leaning on, far too large?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/1335899-image.jpg
Ordinarily I would say no, since her thumb is pushing that cheek up but if you look at the eyes, nose and mouth, which are centered, you will see that the whole side of her face on that side is too wide. Good job on the painting though.:)

Shannon Expat
05-18-2014, 07:55 PM
I participated in a portrait workshop today. This is my result after approx 3.5 hrs on the easel total.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/1172783-image.jpg

snoball
05-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Very nice Shannon, excellent lighting.

Dan-007
05-18-2014, 09:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/90087-boat1.jpg


added a bit more...

geofract
05-19-2014, 02:46 AM
Lovely work Shannon.

xislandman
05-19-2014, 07:48 AM
The old gentleman is quite nice... excellent work on the face.

xislandman
05-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Dan.. excellent work. This is quite impressive.

tadjray
05-19-2014, 10:04 PM
Nice work everyone!

Another painting from a book 10 x 12 in

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2014/1117842-3.jpg

Turpintine45
05-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Floating Dove. Poor kitty but beautiful painting. Never mess with a cat!

CfralicVery nice portrait but agree about the right side.

Shannon, you captured a lot of character in 3 hours, Nicely done.

Dan Awesome.

tadjray It looks much richer than the book. Beautiful.

Turpintine45
05-19-2014, 10:53 PM
well I finished this 10x10 today. Oil on canvas. It is very wet.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2014/216461-IMG_2476R_Small.JPG

OziAfricana
05-20-2014, 08:29 AM
I participated in a portrait workshop today. This is my result after approx 3.5 hrs on the easel total.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2014/1172783-image.jpg

This is lovely Shannon. Although the palette is limited, the painting sings.

snoball
05-20-2014, 08:43 AM
well I finished this 10x10 today. Oil on canvas. It is very wet.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2014/216461-IMG_2476R_Small.JPG


That is sweet Jen, looks like she is playing peek-a-boo.

FloatingDove
05-20-2014, 09:18 AM
Turp, your kitty is beautiful, lol, my cat loves flowers too! Speaking of never messing with a cat have you read the Tara the Hero news?

Dan-007
05-20-2014, 06:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2014/90087-boat--02.jpg

worked again... was difficult due to allergies :crying:

maksum
05-20-2014, 08:22 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_e.jpg

Just about one pear away from at least having the canvas covered. Still lots of shading to do and such.

geofract
05-21-2014, 01:19 PM
Nice work everyone!

Another painting from a book 10 x 12 in

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2014/1117842-3.jpg

Lovely work :) I prefer your colouration to the original.

xislandman
05-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Got some more work done on this..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2014/1145169-IMG_0801.JPG

K. Henderson
05-22-2014, 11:33 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2014/164350-Buffalo_Rider_by_K_Henderson.jpg
Buffalo Rider, 14" x 11", oil on linen

I've painted a series of 1880's Cowboys. This Cowboy wears the hat, vest, scarf and scarf slide typical of that time in the American West


See more of my Western Art and American Indian paintings on My Blog http://khendersonart2.blogspot.com

Judy Manuche
05-22-2014, 03:24 PM
This is my sister's cocker spaniel, really her daughter's dog. She is 14, so my sister wanted to have her painted for her daughter, as they grew up together and she will certainly miss the dog when she is gone. It is 12" x 12" on gallery wrap.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2014/143584-IMG_0428.JPG

mtpalms
05-22-2014, 04:50 PM
I am getting close to finishing this one. When I started it, I felt like I had plenty of time to finish it before the end of this month, but life had other plans.
http://s30.postimg.org/yoy5iam0x/0066wc.jpg

xislandman
05-22-2014, 05:39 PM
Palms...

WOW!

Karendart84
05-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Dennis I love your sky. Looking great.
Karen so realistic as usual.
Judy cute puppy. Love his eyes
Palms Dennis said it...Wow. Incredible detail

Did some more work on the coal fieldhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2014/1579710-IMG_20140522_170827.JPG

tadjray
05-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Thank you geofract :-)

Another quick sketch in oil 10x12in
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2014/1117842-lake.jpg

mtpalms
05-23-2014, 12:25 AM
Thank you , Dennis and Karen. :)

tadjray, I like your use of color, it looks much better that the reference.

kagiva59
05-23-2014, 03:31 PM
Followed Sidbledsoe's thread 'Minimalist Tonal Landscape' and found Dennis Sheehan paintings/web site. So this Oil on 24x18 stretched canvas turned into a practice/experiment in that style. The top half copies one of his paintings, while I added more water and vegetation to the bottom half.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2014/1262074-SunsetPondSmall.jpg

xislandman
05-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Geo... I absolutely love your painting.

Kagiva.... very nice and so serene.

Judy... sweet.

Mariah1st
05-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Hi there, nice work all of you :thumbsup: !

First colorlayer on the underpainting. Oil on panel 60*90 cm. After drying Ill start with background, details, shadows, highlights etc all glazing.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2014/99885-05241211_LR.JPG

Mariah1st
05-24-2014, 06:14 AM
And (of course) another one on the easel... Small stillife with old Dutch gin glass and violet on antique Dutch tablecloth.. Oil on panel 6 * 10 *. Underpainting in titan white and raw umber.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2014/99885-05161206_LR.JPG

Paul Corfield
05-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Thought I'd post an update with progress on my latest hyperrealism painting. The painting is based on one of my own designs and my reference image can be found here (http://paulcorfield.deviantart.com/art/Topmod-Art-No-28-439873091). Oils on polyester measuring 30" x 40"

Some other news, my last hyperrealism painting made it into the finals of this years ARC 2013/2014 Salon. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2014/26325-DSC_3436_1.jpg

geofract
05-24-2014, 07:26 AM
More still life. 20x20cm. I think my camera has made the pic more contrasty than the original, but I like it, so will have to correct the painting to match later on :)

812030

xislandman
05-24-2014, 12:56 PM
The work continues.... I am trying to figure out what to do with that open beach... ???

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2014/1145169-IMG_0803.JPG

OziAfricana
05-25-2014, 01:42 AM
Great work everyone.

This is what I'm working on at the moment:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2014/13874-20140524_172415.jpg

Judy Manuche
05-25-2014, 02:09 AM
geofract, contrast or not, it is lovely...

OziAfricana
05-25-2014, 09:45 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2014/13874-IMG_20140525_074542.jpg

An update.

xislandman
05-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Geo... Nice garlic bulb.

I finished my beach scene...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2014/1145169-IMG_0804.JPG

mtpalms
05-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Congratulations Paul! :clap:

Dennis, you made a good decision, the boulders look very natural.

geofract, I love the garlic!

OziAfricana,, that is a swell portrait, I am looking forward to watching your progress.

I finally let the bottles alone, and started putting some color on the shiny RV painting. I would like to get it to the point where I can submit it for the studio tour catalog in the Fall, but the deadline is the end of this month. I know I can't finish it by Saturday, but I would like to have something current in the catalog, even if I have to put 'unfinished' after the title.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-May-2014/208394-0069wc.jpg
I might take the day off from work tomorrow (this freelancer doesn't observe holidays), and work on it some more.

NancyMP
05-25-2014, 11:22 PM
This is marvelous, Marcia! I think you would be safe to just submit it unfinished; then when they come for the tour, they'll be even more impressed with it!

mtpalms
05-26-2014, 03:49 AM
Thank you, Nancy.:heart:

xislandman
05-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Palms... that's a hell of a painting you have going there. I would not show until finished... imho. I marvel at the reflections...

Karendart84
05-26-2014, 12:35 PM
Dennis the addition of the rocks really finished it off. Great work.

Marcia...Wow.

Almost done with the coal fields. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2014/1579710-IMG_20140526_113020.JPG

OziAfricana
05-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Thanks mtpalms. How on earth did you achieve those reflections?

Easterneye
05-26-2014, 03:04 PM
Boating on the Yulon river China , water mixable oils on board .



http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/layerroad/odds%20and%20sods/P1030333_zps8edfc5f0.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/layerroad/media/odds%20and%20sods/P1030333_zps8edfc5f0.jpg.html)

xislandman
05-26-2014, 04:06 PM
Eastern... definitely an Asian quality to the painting. Serene.

Paul Corfield... I took some time to enjoy your work on the website. Amazing paintings... I am a bit more a realist but recognize suburb talent when I see it. The latest seascape waters are stunning...

Karen... I have reserved a comment until your painting reached a stage I felt I could be positive. I would never have attempted such a subject but you have done a fine job...

Dan-007
05-26-2014, 07:57 PM
few more hours...need to start leveling the lines a bit more and add a better lighting and shadowshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-May-2014/90087-peel1.jpg

Easterneye
05-27-2014, 12:17 AM
Wow ! theres a lot going on there Dan , something of that scale would be on my easel all year ! incredible work

Karendart84
05-27-2014, 03:06 AM
Dennis...thank you for your comment. I wanted to try some regional landscapes. Coal was a major part of this area in NE Pennsylvania in the 1800's and early 1900's. We still have some operating mines. We have a tour were you go 300 ft underground in an abandoned mine in coal car to a museum. We have many of these fields in the area. The field has been an interesting challenge to paint.

maksum
05-27-2014, 04:27 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_f.jpg

Pretty happy overall with how it's coming out. I like the colors and such. Except I used liquin to glaze in some shadows in the background and now it's super glossy. Anyone have a good suggestion on how to make everything more matte? Just wait til it's dry and varnish it? Think that will maintain my colors and get rid of the gloss?

Thanks,

Mike

MarkMark
05-27-2014, 11:35 AM
Nice Garlic Geo

Easterneye
05-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Love your pear colours Mike

MarkMark
05-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Started to sketch this figure in on a sheet of masonite

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/46674-2014-05-27_15.21.58.jpg

xislandman
05-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Mark.. do you paint on the smooth side or rough? I ask because I was given an odd size frame and picked up some Masonite to cut to fit...

MarkMark
05-27-2014, 02:34 PM
I paint on the smooth side. I have used the rough side in the past and it can give an interesting result if you use the texture to enhance the subject matter. In my case I did a couple of urban scenes ( buildings and stuff in NYC) Mostly however it is accepted practice to use the smooth. Be sure to prime your surface before painting

mtpalms
05-27-2014, 06:02 PM
I made good progress the last couple of days. It is amazing how much you can get done when a deadline is looming.:rolleyes:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/208394-0071cw.jpg

Dan-007
05-27-2014, 07:34 PM
Not to pleased with this, will work hard at making it look more real.....:o pretty unhappy..
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/90087-peelclose_2.jpg
nice palms!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/90087-peelclose_copy.jpg

Dan-007
05-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Going to try liquin tomorrow for detail do you use that straight out of the bottle? and is it good to glaze with?

Alan P. in OC
05-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Going to try liquin tomorrow for detail do you use that straight out of the bottle? and is it good to glaze with?

Kind of a loaded question, in a way:).
It is often used right out of the bottle, but prepare to blend within minutes of paint application, if not immediately right after you place your paint stroke.

I can crap on alkyds for days, but I won't, 'cause many people use them successfully, but if you're like me where you paint for a while then go back over the area and blend with a separate dry brush, I don't think you'll be as successful with Liquin as you wish to be.

dollardays
05-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Great thread this month. I cleaned up this painting of a model we had in February at our portrait group. I didn't touch the clothing, just lightened some highlights in her face and added detail to her eyes.

Happier with it now, but it is still not perfect.

karenmain70
05-28-2014, 12:53 AM
WIP
My first true oil painting with medium and all. I was (still am) intimidated by oil paint. I am gaining some confidence with it though and I'm excited it's coming along this well so far. Now to build it up some more.

Karenhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/1700055-image.jpg

MarkMark
05-28-2014, 01:27 AM
Super portrait Dollar !!!!

Oooooh the Camper van Marcia Great Job :clap:

maksum
05-28-2014, 02:46 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_g.jpg

Ok, think it's done. I'll likely varnish it later, but I think it's done.

MarkMark
05-28-2014, 04:25 AM
Good job on the Stiill Life Maksum

mtpalms
05-28-2014, 12:29 PM
Thanks, Mark. :)

Norah, that is a great portrait, I love your work!

Karen, you have a nice start, confidence comes with practice, although I must admit, some days I think to myself, "I hope I am not ruining this"

Maksum, I have enjoyed the progress on your still life, the colors are enviable.

punkmuppet
05-28-2014, 01:29 PM
mtpalms - I love it, am I right in thinking you've been working on this for over a year now? I seem to remember it from last time I was here... It's looking fantastic

dollardays - beautiful portrait, I love the softness you've got here.

Here's a painting I'm working on just now, after probably a year off from painting :( Two mice on a bramble bush.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2014/984123-20140528_170830-1.jpg

Dan-007
05-28-2014, 05:40 PM
worked more on this... want to go far in details..going to level and fix at the same time bit by bit I guess...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2014/90087-peelcloseii.jpg

mtpalms
05-28-2014, 07:36 PM
mtpalms - I love it, am I right in thinking you've been working on this for over a year now? I seem to remember it from last time I was here... It's looking fantastic

Thanks! I started it in February, that's not so long, but I have done quite a few trailers at this point, so you may be thinking of another one.

Your mice are adorable, even at this early stage. :)

Hang in there, Dan, that is an ambitious piece.

Michaelshane
05-28-2014, 08:59 PM
I changed the sky on this.It was distracting.

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/B30933F3-0351-4C77-9EA5-6F6E9643484D-11677-0000041A8F1CEA0F_zpsfca8836c.jpg (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/andycat60/media/B30933F3-0351-4C77-9EA5-6F6E9643484D-11677-0000041A8F1CEA0F_zpsfca8836c.jpg.html)

karenmain70
05-28-2014, 11:38 PM
Thanks, Mark. :)

Karen, you have a nice start, confidence comes with practice, although I must admit, some days I think to myself, "I hope I am not ruining this"



Thanks MTPalms! I think I'll feel that way forever.

Easterneye
05-29-2014, 01:55 AM
well done Karen , coming along nicely looking forward to the progress

geofract
05-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Great work on the Camper Van mtpalms, loving those reflections and colours!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last pic, much appreciated :)

20x20cm. Think I fixed the contrasty camera and dodgy colours in post, so this picture seems more faithful than normal.

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Shannon Expat
05-29-2014, 09:03 AM
Another quick study from me. Trying to apply the techniques I learned in last week's workshop to my own subjects. It is tricky. This is also my attempt to paint with only a few reference lines, getting away from grid transfers.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2014/1172783-image.jpg

I now see that I am not happy with the throat area. Live and learn.

FloatingDove
05-29-2014, 09:41 AM
I am a little embarrassed to be posting my wip, I am humbled at so much talent and good works here, glad everyone is at their easels! I am using Aivazovsky as a reference for this.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2014/124364-image.jpg

maksum
05-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Started a new one... 20" x 16" oil on canvas. Smaller and simpler than that big still life I did. I'm happy to do something that will materialize faster. This will be a mountain bluebird on a fence post. Although I didn't block it out, I'll be painting in a rusting strand of barbed wire across the scene (horizontally behind the post), which should be fun to paint and hopefully look nice.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_a.jpg

Thanks for your nice comments on my pears. There're some great works posted on this thread that I've really enjoyed following. I'm very grateful for people who share their works-in-progress and for the their comments that provide some insights to their decision making. Awesome resources for a beginner.

dollardays
05-29-2014, 02:52 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-May-2014/6593-whats_on_easel_may14_g.jpg

Ok, think it's done. I'll likely varnish it later, but I think it's done.


I think it is lovely.

Thank you Marcia, Dan and Marky for the nice comments on my portrait. I am trying to improve but find I don't have as much time to paint as I used to. Work, a new dog, life in general... :)

maksum
05-29-2014, 08:12 PM
Fence post worked in. I'll do some more shading and details on it once it's dry.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-May-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_b.jpg

FloatingDove
05-30-2014, 01:19 PM
Still have a lot more work to do...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-May-2014/124364-image.jpg

mtpalms
05-30-2014, 03:23 PM
This is as far as this one goes until I get the painting of little bottles finished, which needs to be dry enough to hang on the 8th.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-May-2014/208394-wcReflection.jpg

Shannon Expat
05-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Fantastic work this month. Love the trailer.

NancyMP
05-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Wow!!! I'm glad I came in late, because all of you have some really terrific paintings going on here.

Marcia, your RV looks so real I can almost see its wheels turn! Kudos!

Nora, that's a lovely portrait!

Dan, your talent is astonishing. I do wonder if the buildings would look a bit realer if you softened the hard edges as they recede toward the mountains?

All of you are inspiring me to get over the blues, and get back to painting again so I'll feel right!

OziAfricana
05-31-2014, 04:10 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2014/13874-20140530_230621.jpg

This is where I am at the moment.

Keron
05-31-2014, 04:27 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2014/86434-Selfie_426x640.jpg

I have been so busy with other projects that I have yet to get the paint going on this self-portrait but I wanted to get this in before the calendar flips over to June. I have returned to the drawing numerous times, attempting to refine the likeness. To see more on the progress of this and some other fun stuff check out my blog @: http://krmontourfineart.com


krmontourfineart.com

geofract
05-31-2014, 07:42 AM
The camper looks superb mtpalms!! As does lots of other work on the thread!

More Still Life. 20x20cm.

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mtpalms
05-31-2014, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback on the RV. Obviously I want the best, most interesting piece in the catalog, to coax visitors to my studio. I live quite a ways out, so it is always flattering that people will take the time to come to mine, when they have 50 or 60 to choose from over a 2 day weekend!

Geofract, I love your simple still lifes, they are classic! And you are so right, so much great work gets posted here, it's a pleasure to see it all.

Roady
05-31-2014, 07:02 PM
Working on this during my free time.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2014/108847-desert.jpg

mtpalms
05-31-2014, 07:46 PM
Very different approach Roady, it's very nice! :thumbsup: the Arizona desert is so different from what I am used to.

Natmarie73
05-31-2014, 10:34 PM
Wow there is so much awesome talent on this thread. Its been so inspirational going through and watching everyones paintings evolve. There are too many great paintings on here to name individually but I really am impressed and inspired by the variety of styles and subject matter.

This is one I finished a few days ago. Done from memory of a trip to Cape Leveque near Broome in Western Australia.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2014/102503-Cape_Leveque.jpg

maksum
06-01-2014, 02:38 AM
20 more minutes left of May for me, so here's my last update on this thread. I've worked in about 1/3 of the body on my Mountain Bluebird. I've really enjoyed following people's works here. Thanks to all who posted.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_c.jpg