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!becca
06-01-2014, 02:31 AM
Welcome to What's on Your Easel for the month of April 2014! Please post your oil paintings that you are currently working on or have just finished.Everyone is welcome to post in this thread - Newbies and experts, as long as the work is in oil paint!

This is a "show and tell" thread...for a more complete critique post in the main forum...

Have fun!:cool:

MarkMark
06-01-2014, 03:44 AM
Lets get the party started.

Oil on Masonite

About half way through this one, some drawing and structural corrections to make

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/46674-Sea.jpg

Just started to sketch this one in ( posted this on the May WOYE) Masonte panel, drawing sketched in ready for painting, part two below

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/46674-2014-05-27_15.21.58.jpg

Laid in a base colour, this is where it all goes really well or really badly..hmmm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/46674-wip1.jpg

Another small masonite panel, figure roughly sketched in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/46674-wip2.jpg

MolybdoniuM
06-01-2014, 04:55 AM
hi
i have recently finished a painting of a water creek.
i did this after a long time (15-20yrs). I wanted to revive my skills in painting so started with this.
constructive comments are welcome
regardshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/1865710-IMG_9450.jpg

Karendart84
06-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Mark nice work on the figures. I'm intimidated by figures. I've been thinking about trying some studies.

Molybdonium... happy your back to art. Nice work. I like the moss and water movement.

Old train station. Really liked the clouds on this day.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/1579710-IMG_20140601_145946.JPG

cheribears
06-01-2014, 06:49 PM
I'm almost done with this piece which is of my favorite weekend lunch hangout. I need to put a bit of reflection on the bottom of the door plate I think. Comments/suggestions welcome :)

adamrice
06-01-2014, 07:44 PM
just put some finishing touches on this portrait of my daughter (re-post from portraiture)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/1270203-rsz_nwprts_012.jpg

Cfralic
06-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Karendart84: love the sense of focus!

I'm finally done this- now I need to take a decent photo.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/1335899-image.jpg

NancyMP
06-01-2014, 09:30 PM
Mark, you're really getting a lot better at figures -- practice and dedication pays big time!

Moly, love the scene! Maybe a little more variety in shape and size in the green growths in the water? The way you've done the falls is very creative work!

Karen, this is such a peaceful scene, and I love your choice of colors!

Adam, I saw it on the Portrait forum, and you have really brought this beautiful young lady to life!

Cfralic, she's looking good!

Karendart84
06-01-2014, 10:53 PM
cfralic she looks great
Thanks Cfralic and Nancy. I will add color throughout. Burnt umber is my underpainting.

karenmain70
06-02-2014, 12:31 AM
Still a work in progress. New to oils and loving the flexibility of them that acrylics don't allow.

Karen

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jun-2014/1700055-image.jpg

Natmarie73
06-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Started this a few days ago. Sunset scene of Sugarloaf Rock near Dunsborough in SW Western Australia. The sky and horizon on the left side of the canvas is much lighter in real life and obviously that bulge in the horizon will be fixed :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/102503-P1070335.JPG

Lawless517
06-02-2014, 02:05 AM
Just finished first ever oil painting! But.....how to upload pics from phone?

MarkMark
06-02-2014, 02:47 AM
CBears agee with the reflection, my guess is that is a matt sheet of metal so keep this in mind when adding any reflections

Good start Marie

Cfralic Wow !!! super work

Lawless depends on your phone but you should have a lead that connects your phone to the USB socket on your computer. Start there check your phone is set to a disc drive setting and if you are using Windows then Explorer should be able to see it as an extra drive.... I use dropbox and all my photos get automatically uploaded to that, so I can download whenever I want

MarkMark
06-02-2014, 06:02 AM
Part 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/46674-WIP3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/46674-WIP4.jpg

geofract
06-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Great work Adam & MarkMark, and everyone else. Always great to see everyone's work.

I think I lost it on the Lemon, completely messed up the colours, will have to go back in and try and fix it shortly. 20x20cm.

812371

mtpalms
06-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Mark, your nudes are wonderful! Are you working from alive model? They have that urgency.

geofract, that happens, one day a subject you have painted with success many times, just doesn't turn out well.

Just finished first ever oil painting! But.....how to upload pics from phone?
You need to be more specific. Android or iOS?
Are you uploading to a computer, or uploading from to phone to WC?

I know there are threads about this, but the site is too big for simple searches (using terms like phone, upload, images, pics etc), and returns waaaaay too many results. Maybe an admin or moderator can post a link.

Mariah1st
06-02-2014, 12:56 PM
Calling this one finished :) . "Rembrandt Tullip", oil on panel 24 * 36 cm. Underpainting in Titan White and Raw Umber. Glazing with Talens Rembrandt Oils and Old Holland medium. Unfortunately cropping the picture caused some lost of color in the background (Green marmered)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/99885-05251219_LR.JPG

Mariah1st
06-02-2014, 01:07 PM
Gin glass with Violines on old table cloth. First color layer. Oil on panel 18 * 24 cm. Still a lot to do...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/99885-06011228_LR.JPG

MarkMark
06-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Nice going Mariah, I cant see the Gin Glass but I guess if its anything like my house A gin glass wouldnt stand around for very long :lol:

Lawless517
06-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Im on Android (a cheap one) and trying to upload straight from phone.

Mariah1st
06-02-2014, 03:23 PM
Nice going Mariah, I cant see the Gin Glass but I guess if its anything like my house A gin glass wouldnt stand around for very long :lol:
LOL Mark! The same around here.. glass will be painted last layer

Dan-007
06-02-2014, 03:55 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/90087-peelst.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/90087-peelclose3.jpg


I see lots of little mistakes all over, will fix as I go...

Lawless517
06-02-2014, 06:06 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/1823956-060214010037.jpg Ok i got it. first oil painting! Being 14 with minimal art experience, I guess it turned out ok.

Mark Szymanski
06-02-2014, 06:34 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/1765836-Black_Creek_Day_3.jpg

I started this last year, but the weather turned and I was unable to get back to it until this year. 18x24" on board. Still needs a BUNCH of work, but it is on its way a bit now.

Natmarie73
06-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Calling this one finished :) . "Rembrandt Tullip", oil on panel 24 * 36 cm. Underpainting in Titan White and Raw Umber. Glazing with Talens Rembrandt Oils and Old Holland medium. Unfortunately cropping the picture caused some lost of color in the background (Green marmered)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/99885-05251219_LR.JPG

I love this! A simple composition yet full of detail and just perfect.

Natmarie73
06-02-2014, 09:02 PM
Some further work done on the water and added in the foreground rocks.

My goal with this one is to focus more on the light (and shadows) and try to not get caught up in capturing minute details.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2014/102503-P1070337b.jpg

MarkMark
06-03-2014, 01:36 AM
Doing Well Marie

Dan all that snow, I love te stuff but in the middle of summer is givng me the chills, still nicely painted

Looks good to me Mark

adamrice
06-03-2014, 02:00 AM
lawless that is fantastic for a first oil!! keep it up, you can only get better....welll, most of the time ;)

Lawless517
06-03-2014, 03:18 AM
Thanks Adam! Btw, I love the portrait!

Keron
06-03-2014, 09:39 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-tukimg_7744_427x640.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-tukimg_7756_456x640.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-tukimg_77581_427x640.jpg
Lots of noteworthy work already for this month...here's something which was begun about two weeks ago during a painting session with three other Montreal area painters. Last night I began painting the fleshtones in preparation for a second sitting with our model, a young Mohawk man named Tuki Loft. The shirt he has been wearing for the session is an 18th century ruffled linen shirt. Visit my blog for more on our sessions with Tuki.


My Blogspot: http://krmontourfineart.com/

Keron
06-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Haha...I'm so vain as to post these pictures twice....but I seem to have lost my way on the image upload process. Maybe Becca knows how to remove the duplicates? I bet she can. :-)
OK, figured it out!

Dan-007
06-03-2014, 04:14 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-tukimg_7744_427x640.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-tukimg_7756_456x640.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-tukimg_77581_427x640.jpg
Lots of noteworthy work already for this month...here's something which was begun about two weeks ago during a painting session with three other Montreal area painters. Last night I began painting the fleshtones in preparation for a second sitting with our model, a young Mohawk man named Tuki Loft. The shirt he has been wearing for the session is an 18th century ruffled linen shirt. Visit my blog for more on our sessions with Tuki.


My Blogspot: http://krmontourfineart.com/

Really nice so far! I am also from Montreal!

kat780
06-03-2014, 07:30 PM
I need to go back in and redefine white feathers around head. The reflection drove me crazy but I feel good about it now! 11x14x1.5

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/1235008-image.jpg

kat780
06-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Dan, enjoy seeing your different stages...looking good!

kat780
06-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Nice work Mariah, the details on the tulip is awesome!

Michaelshane
06-03-2014, 09:56 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/8F897B26-0708-4F69-8C89-7612655D1E05-167-000000059667C3EC_zpsc11ffd51.jpg (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/andycat60/media/8F897B26-0708-4F69-8C89-7612655D1E05-167-000000059667C3EC_zpsc11ffd51.jpg.html)

Blocked in with a large brush.

MolybdoniuM
06-03-2014, 11:26 PM
finished last night...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/1865710-IMG_9449_copy.jpg

request members to let me know where improvement is required and how could i have done this better

thanks all

Keron
06-04-2014, 12:45 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2014/86434-_MG_7778_572x640.jpgYes Dan, I noticed sometime ago that you were from Montreal...those wonderful paintings of the Old Port are a dead giveaway. The cover picture on your FB is a great one. Here's where I ended up today... not entirely thrilled with it...some drawing issues...i.e. chin too prominent; need to work the transitions, edges between the shadow, half tones and the lights. Weather played havoc with our lighting - skylight and artificial.


My Website: http://krmontourfineart.com/

MarkMark
06-04-2014, 01:13 AM
Nice start Michael

adamrice
06-04-2014, 01:16 AM
lawless, thanks!

keron very nice thanks for sharing yur process :thumbsup:

all the other art here is great as well, but i'm so busy with work i have a hard time keeping up these days.. :crying: but i will try to be more diligent soon as i can :rolleyes:

until then happy painting everyone!

Shannon Expat
06-04-2014, 01:43 AM
Really nice so far! I am also from Montreal!

There must be something in the water out there, you are two of my favourite wetcanvasers.

Here is what I am working on during my atelier class time. I am determined to master gesture painted portraits...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2014/1172783-image.jpg

mtpalms
06-04-2014, 10:05 PM
I didn't get to it until after 3:30 (I was procrastinating, for fear I would ruin it in the final stage), but after 2 hours, it's done, and I can hang it on Sunday at my gallery's open show.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2014/208394-0085wc.jpeg

"Spell Binding" (The theme is 'Abrcadabra')

Michaelshane
06-04-2014, 10:18 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/2A70AD4F-DA42-4BE7-877B-6DAD5FB34CE2-458-000000284824B320_zps2c106751.jpg

Shannon Expat
06-05-2014, 12:18 AM
There must be something in the water out there, you are two of my favourite wetcanvasers.

Here is what I am working on during my atelier class time. I am determined to master gesture painted portraits...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2014/1172783-image.jpg

Hmmm, not sure why this photo got replaced with the one I put in the June painting challenge.

Natmarie73
06-05-2014, 03:14 AM
Todays effort. I'm going off on a completely different direction than I usually do and consciously trying to paint a bit looser. I bought myself a flat brush and made myself use it instead of the smaller watercolour brushes I usually use.

I also thought this painting was too gloomy so I jazzed it up with brighter colours. I'm aiming for a more representational "arty" style with this one, not overly realistic or slaving to the photograph.

There's still a fair bit of work to go on the water I think, but I'm off to work for 2 weeks so can leave it be and revisit it when I get home :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/102503-P1070340.jpg

Etiennette
06-05-2014, 06:02 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/1144718-k-IMG_0484.jpg

Still a few things left to do.

Paul Corfield
06-05-2014, 07:16 AM
I've completed all of the right hand side now and I'm gradually working towards the middle. Just 30 days left to complete this ready for a competition entry. 30" x 40" on Claessens Belgian Polyester No.101

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/26325-DSC_3453_2.jpg

geofract
06-05-2014, 09:27 AM
I really like your portrait Keron, lovely work so far.

20x20cm on Board. Might need to make minor some tweaks, not sure yet.

812454

K.Henderson Fine Art
06-05-2014, 11:22 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/300751-A_Perfect_Mason_by_K_Henderson.jpg
A Perfect Mason, 30" x 30", oil on canvas

I've painted several small Coca Cola paintings this year and decided to create a larger Coke painting. My vintage Coke Bottle is joined by an Atlas Mason and a Ball Perfect Mason jar.

Yikes! This painting was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. The raised letters on each of the bottles required shadows and highlights on each of them.

The patina on the Zinc lid added a contrast to the colorful shiny glass.

See more of my Contemporary Realism paintings on My Blog http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/ (http://www.fineartoils.com/)

MarkMark
06-05-2014, 11:29 AM
Very cool Henderson

geofract
06-05-2014, 12:17 PM
That's crazy K.Henderson, in a good/amazing way!

Tweaked things a little. The Stalk was too thin for starters.

812460

mtpalms
06-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Hmmm, not sure why this photo got replaced with the one I put in the June painting challenge.
If you posted the pic from an iPad, for some reason, it only lets you upload one pic a day to WC. If you post another one, it replaces the one preceding it in all of your posts! If you want to post more, you'll have to use an offsite host and image tags
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/misc.php?do=bbcode

Also, if anyone running OS X 10.9 mavericks, is having a problem with your image files being grayed out, add an 'e' to the .jpg file extension ---> .jpeg

K, the bottles are beautiful. Even though I grew weary of painting the little blessing bottles, I think I might find some glass to paint, it's fun and I need the practice.

Geo, the little still lifes are going to make a great series.

Paul, you could leave yours as it is, and it would work as a finished piece right now, imho.

NancyMP
06-05-2014, 01:05 PM
I didn't get to it until after 3:30 (I was procrastinating, for fear I would ruin it in the final stage), but after 2 hours, it's done, and I can hang it on Sunday at my gallery's open show.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Jun-2014/208394-0085wc.jpeg

"Spell Binding" (The theme is 'Abrcadabra')
Wow, Marcia, this is really complex! Congratulations on getting it done on time! Is the Siamese cat in there to show how big each bottle is? ...or is it another bottle?

:wave: The same praise goes to K. Your old Coke bottle and jars were hard work, and look really beautiful!

mtpalms
06-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Thanks Nancy. The siamese cat is just a little ceramic figurine I threw in to break up the composition a little, or maybe it has a symbolic meaning that caused me to add it unconsciously. :clear:

The bottles are 2 1/2" tall including their caps. It was a good exercise in painting small things and glass, and if I had to do it over again, I would have prepped the surface so it was much finer.

Michaelshane
06-05-2014, 04:52 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/0AFEC344-853C-4749-9B39-231673306020-558-0000005594828719_zps8e09fb8b.jpg

Judy Manuche
06-05-2014, 06:16 PM
Geofract, I love your work!

Kay, great as usual.

This is Kayla, my sister's dog. Well, her daughter's dog. She is getting old and my sister wanted to have a painting of her for her daughter who loves her so. It is 12" x 12" on gallery wrap canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/143584-DSC02839.JPG

Shannon Expat
06-05-2014, 08:12 PM
@mtpalms - thanks!

Michaelshane
06-05-2014, 10:16 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/4D79816B-54B4-4915-8737-41E9B8765365-670-000000616306898B_zps6731ddf2.jpg

adamrice
06-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Wow, Marcia, this is really complex!


i'll say! that's some amazing detail

i turn my head for a day and this thread blows up! what nice stuff everyone :clap:

mtpalms
06-05-2014, 11:44 PM
Thanks Adam. :)

Michael, I like that old truck.

geofract
06-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Not sure how I missed your painting earlier, but Lovely work mtpalms!

Thanks Judy!

A little glassware. 20x20cm

812487

OziAfricana
06-06-2014, 11:29 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/300751-A_Perfect_Mason_by_K_Henderson.jpg
A Perfect Mason, 30" x 30", oil on canvas

I've painted several small Coca Cola paintings this year and decided to create a larger Coke painting. My vintage Coke Bottle is joined by an Atlas Mason and a Ball Perfect Mason jar.

Yikes! This painting was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. The raised letters on each of the bottles required shadows and highlights on each of them.

The patina on the Zinc lid added a contrast to the colorful shiny glass.

See more of my Contemporary Realism paintings on My Blog http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/ (http://www.fineartoils.com/)

I am awed by this painting. :clap: :clap:

Karendart84
06-06-2014, 12:00 PM
A little more work done on the treeshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/1579710-IMG_20140606_105111.JPG

xislandman
06-06-2014, 01:23 PM
I am amazed at ALL the glassware... a feast for the eyes.

xislandman
06-06-2014, 01:24 PM
Started this today...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/1145169-IMG_0816.JPG

Michaelshane
06-06-2014, 02:08 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/8A1C3734-157E-41AB-BD06-16E9E58A89F1-796-0000006CCB685413_zpsb9e3cbdc.jpg (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/andycat60/media/8A1C3734-157E-41AB-BD06-16E9E58A89F1-796-0000006CCB685413_zpsb9e3cbdc.jpg.html)

I just need to paint the sign.

Checking values...

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/Mobile%20Uploads/3F378B78-1A5E-4BF0-B509-0EAC7EB9B33C.jpg (http://s547.photobucket.com/user/andycat60/media/Mobile%20Uploads/3F378B78-1A5E-4BF0-B509-0EAC7EB9B33C.jpg.html)

I need to make some value adjustments.The tree is way off.Also the building should be mid tone.

WFMartin
06-06-2014, 02:51 PM
I have this one nearly completed, except for perhaps a few touch-ups.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/13079-Toward_Safer_Ground_01.jpg
"Toward Safer Ground"...16" x 20" oil on Linen RayMar Panel.

xislandman
06-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Tigers... wonderful exacting work to be sure. However if I may... for me the edges of the body and the stripes are too crisp for my liking especially the kitten. A bit more ragged.. furry.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/1145169-th3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/1145169-th.jpg

WoodlandStar
06-06-2014, 06:06 PM
A work in progress...I hope to have it done before my birthday in August. 18x24 oil on acrylic panel.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2014/178951-100_6598.JPG

xislandman
06-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Reminds me of Marylyn Monroe... Bus Stop maybe.

Michaelshane
06-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Never mind.

armada_setyadi
06-07-2014, 07:11 AM
I recently working on these 2 paintings:
All of them are oil paintings (love oil paintings very much!! :heart: ) You can see them on WIP forum: :wave:

This is called "Kisses from Us" a painting commission (WIP):
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2014/1159664-Layer_1_small.jpg

This is "Singing Stars" my first, considered successful landscape (WIP) :p
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2014/1159664-DSC03341.JPG

And this is my finished oil painting, called "SPEECHLES", my first finished portrait painting in oil, also on WIP forum.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2014/1159664-SPEECHLES_-_With_Frame_-_Small.jpg

MarkMark
06-07-2014, 08:14 AM
Update plus detail

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2014/46674-wip8.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2014/46674-wip8a.jpg

Michaelshane
06-07-2014, 05:25 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/9AB3486A-83A3-4DF7-8B63-5B874DCF9A2F-1205-000000B443F00FBF_zpsd15e4cc4.jpg

Just need to paint the sign.EGGS

mtpalms
06-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Nice finish, Michael. Well, almost finished. :)

btw, what program/filter did you use to posterize your painting to check values in your previous post?

Michaelshane
06-07-2014, 07:01 PM
Nice finish, Michael. Well, almost finished. :)

btw, what program/filter did you use to posterize your painting to check values in your previous post?
It's an app called Value Viewer.

xislandman
06-07-2014, 07:03 PM
WIP continue...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jun-2014/1145169-newseascape.jpg

xislandman
06-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Terrific old truck... love it Michael.

mtpalms
06-07-2014, 08:43 PM
It's an app called Value Viewer.
:thumbsup: thanks!

Michaelshane
06-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Terrific old truck... love it Michael.

Thank you much

MarkMark
06-08-2014, 03:15 AM
Very cool painting Michael

Looking good Dennis, lovely dramatic sky

xislandman
06-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Finished... Evening Calm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2014/1145169-evening_calm.jpg

Shannon Expat
06-08-2014, 11:48 AM
Reposting this since it got over-written due to my ignorance of ipad photo posting issues. I am working on gestural portraits. I set a limit to finish in two of my evening class sessions, so this one should be done this coming Tuesday unless I run into troubles. I am having fun with this technique.

http://s26.postimg.org/6l1p8zpdl/image.jpg

Etiennette
06-09-2014, 07:24 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2014/1144718-k-IMG_0499.jpg
Somewhere in Provence

K. Henderson
06-09-2014, 11:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2014/164350-The_Hour_of_Glory_by_K_Henderson.jpgThe Hour of Glory, 30 x 30, oil on linen
This Plains Indian carries a shield with the symbols of hail and lightning. These symbols were meant to protect the shield bearer from the forces of nature and prayer for hail and lightning to fall on the warrior’s enemy.
His hair is adorned with eagle feathers. His face is painted red, white and blue


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

Turpintine45
06-10-2014, 12:28 AM
Started this today. I only had a 10"x10" Canvas and I cropped but maybe should have cropped more. bottle is a bit off and still a lot to do.

10"x10" oil on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2014/216461-IMG_2575R_Small.JPG

xislandman
06-10-2014, 05:09 PM
After numerous suggestions I have made some changes... added some rocks and worked on shadows and sea colors. Seems to be for the better...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2014/1145169-eveningcalm.jpg

Turpintine45
06-10-2014, 07:52 PM
[B]Dennis ,[B] I really like the changes you made and it has definitely made a more dramatic painting.

maksum
06-11-2014, 01:55 AM
Besides varnish, I believe I'm done with this little guy. 16 x 20 oil on canvas. Mountain Bluebird (Idaho & Nevada state bird.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_g.jpg

MSRivers
06-11-2014, 02:09 PM
This is my first image post. I actually grew this Summer Squash and will be eating it soon. There are adjustments still to be made.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/1033542-mms_picture_3.jpg

MSRivers
06-11-2014, 02:10 PM
MAKSUM: I love the little bluebird post.

MSRivers
06-11-2014, 02:14 PM
I am awed by this painting. :clap: :clap:

I hope this posts in the right area for the Ball Jar paintings: They are simply beautiful. I love every aspect of this piece of work. Great job!

geofract
06-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Besides varnish, I believe I'm done with this little guy. 16 x 20 oil on canvas. Mountain Bluebird (Idaho & Nevada state bird.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_g.jpg

Beautiful work maksum! Beautiful Bird too!

geofract
06-11-2014, 03:11 PM
Two more in this Still Life series. The small jar could really have done with something else in the composition, but I think it still sort of works, ish!

812716

812717

xislandman
06-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Maksum.... I find your bluebird masterful and I love the subtle quiet surround.

Geo.... wonderful studies.

captainduh
06-11-2014, 09:21 PM
This is a dual portrait I have completed for my Grandparents who have been married for 67 years. This is my small way of telling them how much I appreciate them and how they have inspired me to live my life. I called this one, "Forever Belles." I will soon have a video on my youTube channel talking more about this and showing my process. Thanks for looking. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/228466-small.JPG

thevaliantx
06-12-2014, 07:52 AM
I'm back to learning how to paint in Oils. 12"x10"

Karendart84
06-12-2014, 02:04 PM
I'll look at this for a day or two a decide, http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1579710-IMG_20140612_125915.JPG but I think its done.

xislandman
06-12-2014, 05:19 PM
WIP... started this early this afternoon. Small 12 X 16 oil...

Oh, and Karen. I think your superb painting is finished as well. I don't have that kind of patience...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1145169-IMG_0821.JPG

Toril
06-12-2014, 07:30 PM
Too much to comment on, but I have to mention the beautiful bluebird and the lovely pear on this page.

Home from Day 2 of a painting workshop. Struggled a lot yesterday with an underpainting that I felt was hideous, colors just enough off to make nothing work, etc.

After lunch today, however, things started turning around and I left on a high note. Look forward to continuing tomorrow with surf, shadows and clouds on the horizon, and a little cluster of houses on the cliff on the left side.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1029272-BeachByDarla.jpg

mtpalms
06-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Looks great Toril! :thumbsup: I like how you fuzzed some of your edges in this step. It will make the details, like the rock in the foreground, really pop!

When my under paintings go awry, I have to keep reminding myself that it will all look better in the next stage, so I don't get discouraged and quit, or worse, try and 'fix' it!

Toril
06-12-2014, 10:28 PM
Thank you for the kind comments, Marcia! :)

It was a matter of pushing through... just keep mixing, keep putting more paint on the canvas (and at times wiping off) and try and try again. :thumbsup:

The workshop teacher showed me how to paint rocks with a stencil and a sponge... :clear: It felt like cheating, or maybe more like craft - but it sure saved time and probably gave better edges than I would be able to do with any brush or knife.

mtpalms
06-12-2014, 11:48 PM
"a stencil and a sponge..."
Sounds like an interesting technique, and it works! Ages ago my instructor showed me how to use a wadded up terrycloth towel to give texture to the rounded granite boulders common to this area.

No boulders in this one. My latest trailer painting, 30" x 30"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/208394-0100wc.jpeg

Toril
06-13-2014, 12:00 AM
Always very cool trailers. :cool: What an intensely blue sky you have out there!

I'm painting from a reference photo, so he made a photocopy in a larger size in proportion to the canvas, then had me cut out the rock with a knife and use a sponge to paint inside the silhouette. It felt too easy. :lol: It was quite a lot more work on it with a brush, though, got to try out my new Isabey. :heart:

mtpalms
06-13-2014, 12:12 AM
It can be very intensely blue! Some days it looks like the blue backdrop film makers use for special effects.

NancyMP
06-13-2014, 12:58 AM
Toril, it's a lovely painting, and it help you learn that however you paint is the right way for you to paint! No rules except the ones you make for yourself!

I think the western U.S. skies could be a bit bluer than eastern skies. I lived in Washington, D.C. for 16 years and it was pale at the beach, and pale at the mountains. And now when I visit my daughter in Massachusetts, the sky is pale. But I've seen you take some pix in Virginia that have very deep skies - I think it may be the time of day that makes the difference.

thevaliantx
06-13-2014, 11:55 AM
The western skies just look bluer after you've passed the smog onto us. ;) I lived in Massachusetts two different times. The skies there didn't seem any less blue than they did in South Dokata or in Kentucky.

mtpalms
06-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Nancy's right, the time of day makes a difference, as does the time of year. By afternoon in the summer, it is pretty washed out. Altitude also has an effect.

thevaliantx
06-13-2014, 12:56 PM
I lived on both sides of MA, the skies didn't look any different in terms of color, but the change in altitude sure was.

lokeforrest
06-13-2014, 02:23 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Jun-2014/300751-A_Perfect_Mason_by_K_Henderson.jpg
A Perfect Mason, 30" x 30", oil on canvas
I've painted several small Coca Cola paintings this year and decided to create a larger Coke painting. My vintage Coke Bottle is joined by an Atlas Mason and a Ball Perfect Mason jar.

Yikes! This painting was a lot more time consuming than I thought it would be. The raised letters on each of the bottles required shadows and highlights on each of them.

The patina on the Zinc lid added a contrast to the colorful shiny glass.

See more of my Contemporary Realism paintings on My Blog http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/ (http://www.fineartoils.com/)

This is unbelievable.

lokeforrest
06-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Besides varnish, I believe I'm done with this little guy. 16 x 20 oil on canvas. Mountain Bluebird (Idaho & Nevada state bird.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_g.jpg

You've done an amazing job on this little guy. Bravo!!

Mskaty23
06-13-2014, 11:17 PM
812817Hi My name is Katy and I just finished my first art class and wanted to share with you an oil painting I did.

captainduh
06-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Nice work Katy! Good vibrant color in that painting. Keep on painting. :clap:

thevaliantx
06-14-2014, 05:50 AM
Still working on mine.

HenrietteW
06-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Lovely ambience already. Love the colours too. Looking very much forward to seeing your further progress.
EXCELLENT! :)


Too much to comment on, but I have to mention the beautiful bluebird and the lovely pear on this page.

Home from Day 2 of a painting workshop. Struggled a lot yesterday with an underpainting that I felt was hideous, colors just enough off to make nothing work, etc.

After lunch today, however, things started turning around and I left on a high note. Look forward to continuing tomorrow with surf, shadows and clouds on the horizon, and a little cluster of houses on the cliff on the left side.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2014/1029272-BeachByDarla.jpg

kagiva59
06-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Sky color can be influenced by altitude, humidity, debris. Up in the mountains where the air is thinner, colder, dryer (cold air can not hold as many grains of moisture) the sky can be a darker blue. Sunsets can be redder after a mount St. Helens type volcano event. I remember flying out of the smog cloud over Los Angeles passing through a sharp demarcation between orange/brown and blue sky. Though that was the 1970's, I'm sure things are cleaner now.

Toril
06-14-2014, 01:00 PM
Thank you, Nancy and Henriette. :heart:

It's funny that you like it so well, Henriette, your style is SO radically different from this. :D

xislandman
06-14-2014, 03:28 PM
George....The vase is terrific but I am struggling to grasp the bg and foreground...

xislandman
06-14-2014, 03:30 PM
MsKaty... a very odd painting, but well done.

thevaliantx
06-14-2014, 04:05 PM
George....The vase is terrific but I am struggling to grasp the bg and foreground...
xislandman, nothing has yet been put in the vases or in the foreground. ;)

xislandman
06-14-2014, 07:49 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=812822&stc=1&d=1402735843

I am trying to figure out what and where the surrounding painting it going or what it represents.... I am getting the impression that there are two bottles behind the vase....?

xislandman
06-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Got this finished today....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2014/1145169-seascapeshoreline.jpg

thevaliantx
06-14-2014, 09:31 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=812822&stc=1&d=1402735843

I am trying to figure out what and where the surrounding painting it going or what it represents.... I am getting the impression that there are two bottles behind the vase....?

Lol. Yes, Dennis, the larger item in the background is a vase. The other one is a bulbous-shaped glass. It's on the easel. :lol:

Natmarie73
06-14-2014, 11:27 PM
Gorgeous painting, and bird. The detail is incredible.:clap:

Besides varnish, I believe I'm done with this little guy. 16 x 20 oil on canvas. Mountain Bluebird (Idaho & Nevada state bird.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_g.jpg

Turpintine45
06-15-2014, 12:15 AM
That little bluebird is really beautiful!

Well I finally finished this still life. 10x10"
I got out of patience with it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2014/216461-IMG_2601R_Small.JPG

thevaliantx
06-15-2014, 02:49 AM
Jen, what you have there is really pretty. Did you really mean you are bored with it, or that you don't know what else to do without taking away from it? Composition-wise I feel my eyes keep getting drawn to the bottle on the left. I would love to see more work put into the shadows, especially for the grapes, they appear to be floating. In fact none of the objects seem grounded, to my eyes. Please don't give up on this one.

HenrietteW
06-15-2014, 04:03 AM
That doesn't keep me from appreciating other styles, Toril. :)
More often than not have I caught myself wishing I could do a different style. A lot of us covet what we can't have, no? ;)

Now, carry on with that lovely painting. :clap:

Thank you, Nancy and Henriette. :heart:

It's funny that you like it so well, Henriette, your style is SO radically different from this. :D

geofract
06-15-2014, 12:51 PM
Not sure I can get away with that ragged shadow from the onion on the tankard? I don't want everything to be perfect, but I want detail in places - its just getting the balance right I guess.

Excuse glare in places, painting is still wet.

812876

karenmain70
06-15-2014, 01:46 PM
My WIP is almost done. Sick of these water soluble paints. Can't get the look I want.

Moving on to my newly purchased Gamblin Oils on the next painting. Can't wait!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2014/1700055-image.jpg

Turpintine45
06-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Thanks for your comments George. I guess the answer is I got tired of it probably because I didn't know what else to do with it. It had other objects on the left foreground and I took them out as it seemed too busy and that left the bottle high and dry! I may have to just let this one sit for a while and see if I can come back to it.

thevaliantx
06-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Jen, even if you decide to not add anything to it you might want to work on connecting the objects to the surface.

I noticed that your profile says you are from England, but living in Arkansas. ;)

thevaliantx
06-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Geo, I really like what you have there. I do love the balance and think you should have that up on your wall. Use a fan brush to smooth out the shadow, maybe? The red in the shadow is a little too red.

Karen, I tried water mixable oils .... WN Artisan ..... and hated it ..... do you have children or a significant other? Why not use up the paint by giving each person, including yourself, blobs of color .. all on a piece of glass as a palette. Give each person their own brush and rag and a canvas paper with a border and three sections. Set up a still life and start a timer with 10 minutes and see what each person comes up with. Repeat the process three times, changing the positioning of the still life or the subject matter altogether, and tape up or frame the artwork. Nobody criticizes another's work. That way the bad paint goes away, family spends time together and who knows? You might discover another artist close to you. :)

xislandman
06-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Was not happy with what I thought was a finished piece... more or less reworked the incoming surf...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2014/1145169-seascapeshoreline.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jun-2014/1145169-Surf.JPG

karenmain70
06-16-2014, 12:06 AM
Karen, I tried water mixable oils .... WN Artisan ..... and hated it ..... do you have children or a significant other? Why not use up the paint by giving each person, including yourself, blobs of color .. all on a piece of glass as a palette. Give each person their own brush and rag and a canvas paper with a border and three sections. Set up a still life and start a timer with 10 minutes and see what each person comes up with. Repeat the process three times, changing the positioning of the still life or the subject matter altogether, and tape up or frame the artwork. Nobody criticizes another's work. That way the bad paint goes away, family spends time together and who knows? You might discover another artist close to you. :)

Great idea! I could try that with a couple friends, but I don't think I'd wish this paint on my worst enemy! WN Artisan WM paint is the same crap I've been using. Didn't know better. Now I do thank God!

geofract
06-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Geo, I really like what you have there. I do love the balance and think you should have that up on your wall. Use a fan brush to smooth out the shadow, maybe? The red in the shadow is a little too red.


Thanks for the feedback - I think I will revisit the shadow sometime soon, to tidy it a little. Personally I don't mind the red in the shadow though.

Interestingly that painting was done with Artisan. I do have a set of WN traditional oils too. I'm still deciding wether or not to make a permanent switch to traditional oils. I probably will though, as I find there is limited choice in the UK for WMO, unless you can afford Holbien Duo, Cobra is the only other option I can find - but I'm not sure I like them, Cobra that is, too fluid.

mtpalms
06-16-2014, 03:23 PM
Just finished blocking this one in today. 24" x 36"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2014/208394-0148wc.jpeg
I don't get reference photos with such rich color often enough.

Toril
06-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Oh, that's going to be lovely, Marcia! :heart: Can't wait to see the next step!

I went to an informal painting group today and made a little progress on my seascape.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2014/1029272-Beach_by_Darla_Mon_web.jpg

mtpalms
06-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Good progress! The foam is really starting to look realistic.

Dan-007
06-16-2014, 06:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2014/90087-peelpeople.jpg

mtpalms
06-16-2014, 08:44 PM
Is it done, Dan? It looks done. Quite ambitious, you've worked hard on this one.

NancyMP
06-16-2014, 11:54 PM
Wow, Dan, you make these scenes come to life so beautifully!

Toril, I agree with Marcia, your seascape is developing so nicely and it looks so real!

Marcia, that sunset trailer carries a lot of mood and the reflections in it look superb!

Turpintine45
06-17-2014, 01:24 AM
Wow, All wonderful in there own unique way, Dan, Toril, and Marcia!

Turpintine45
06-17-2014, 01:27 AM
Well I fiddled some more with this and I think this is now finished!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2014/216461-IMG_2603RJPG_Small.jpg

Karendart84
06-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Marcia Wow this is going to be great.
toril really coming together
Dan looks great.
jen I like the changes

I'm back to working on Pittsburghhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2014/1579710-IMG_20140617_125200.JPG

mtpalms
06-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Thanks Karen.

I missed Pittsburgh before. That also looks ambitious!

karenmain70
06-17-2014, 05:50 PM
WIP
Gamblin Oil (Real Oil!) on Canvas.
Baden-Baden, Germany from my original photo.

These oils are superb! Love the way they go on the canvas. I think I'm going to like this transition from acrylics to oils :)

Attempting to loosen up my style. I tend to paint within the lines. Want to be more impressionist than realist (even though I am a realist in real life too).

Karen

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2014/1700055-badenbaden.jpeg

karenmain70
06-17-2014, 11:41 PM
A little more work done. Coming along so easy :). (Hope this posts ok. Using my ipad which I know might mess up my previous photo post.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2014/1700055-image.jpg

Shannon Expat
06-18-2014, 01:30 AM
I worked some more on this, am done now.
http://s26.postimg.org/fcqqdxa9l/image.jpg

mtpalms
06-18-2014, 04:07 AM
I've liked it since day one, Shannon, it just got better each time!

geofract
06-18-2014, 08:22 AM
I had a bit of a fight with the Lemon... not sure who won in the end! 20x20cm.

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wdaniels
06-18-2014, 02:04 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2014/1054932-10401459_761008140586861_5881990346526650584_n.jpg

Turpintine45
06-18-2014, 02:08 PM
Karen wow this is looking great! How do you not go cross eyed with all those windows! :thumbsup:

Karen another painting with lots of windows coming along nicely. Glad you are enjoying your new paints.

Shannon this is a beautiful portrait with lots of life and character!

xislandman
06-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Daniels... this is a serious great painting. So subtle and serene.

Shannon Expat
06-18-2014, 09:57 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2014/1054932-10401459_761008140586861_5881990346526650584_n.jpg

WOW!!!!

karenmain70
06-19-2014, 10:16 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2014/1054932-10401459_761008140586861_5881990346526650584_n.jpg

So realistic looking! Love it!

xislandman
06-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Some touch ups that no one but me can see... needs to dry.

Paris bordello...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2014/1145169-bordello.JPG

karenmain70
06-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Just finished blocking this one in today. 24" x 36"
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2014/208394-0148wc.jpeg
I don't get reference photos with such rich color often enough.

Love your style. Can't wait to see an update.
Karen

karenmain70
06-19-2014, 01:14 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jun-2014/90087-peelpeople.jpg

Dan,
Your level of detail is amazing. I just love the bug right up front. The painting really pulls you through to the end of the street too. Bravo!
Karen

Jon
06-19-2014, 01:15 PM
I always enjoy wandering through this monthly thread.
#47 Paul C, Beautiful WIP and I enjoyed looking at your website, too.
#49 Karen your mason jars absolutely sing!
#89 Love the Mountain Bluebird.

This one by Wayne simply jumps out at me :thumbsup:


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2014/1054932-10401459_761008140586861_5881990346526650584_n.jpg

karenmain70
06-19-2014, 01:18 PM
I worked some more on this, am done now.
http://s26.postimg.org/fcqqdxa9l/image.jpg

Amazing! The thought of painting a portrait scares the heck out of me. You are an inspiration!
Karen

karenmain70
06-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Besides varnish, I believe I'm done with this little guy. 16 x 20 oil on canvas. Mountain Bluebird (Idaho & Nevada state bird.)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2014/6593-mt_bluebird_g.jpg

Beautiful! It looks like a photograph! :)
Karen

Michaelshane
06-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Plein air

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/7D8CEC0D-2AD4-4979-A8EF-3AEE996F58E0-6439-000002C2D45A2DE7_zps406b8d9d.jpg

mtpalms
06-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Very nice Michael, good values!

mtpalms
06-20-2014, 11:37 PM
My, but it has been quiet here today. :)

I didn't have much time to paint, but I got this one blocked in. I am going to enjoy layering in the shadows on this one.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2014/208394-0152wc.jpeg

thevaliantx
06-21-2014, 10:15 AM
I'm working on this one, using the nifty little pochade box I made. The limited space for a palette is making me think more about which colors I do want.

FloatingDove
06-21-2014, 06:37 PM
I viewed all the wip's and I must say you all are doing excellent work. I cannot comment on all, there are too many, and I cannot single anyone out and comment, just because it wouldn't be fair. Here's mine, still not finished,I need to add foliage, work on the rock and water.... and YOU WILL NEVER guess what is going to be sitting on the left rock!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2014/124364-image.jpg

thevaliantx
06-21-2014, 10:21 PM
A beautiful mermaid? Pretty please? 😆

(using a live model, hehe)

FloatingDove
06-21-2014, 10:34 PM
Lol George!

HenrietteW
06-22-2014, 02:10 PM
Beautiful paintings - all of you. I so envy those who can do landscapes so effortlessly. I can't seem to let go of my less than romantic faces - lol. This should be the last face once it's done, though - and then I'll be returning to my figures - or perhaps even try landscapes. ;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2014/1090892-Face-closeup.jpeg

mtpalms
06-22-2014, 02:37 PM
:) I envy your looseness and handling of color, Henriette.

HenrietteW
06-22-2014, 03:00 PM
:) I envy your looseness and handling of color, Henriette.

Cheers, Marcia. :-) I envy your precise strokes and attention to detail. :)

Michaelshane
06-22-2014, 07:48 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/1DB83CB5-C150-4755-ACD9-AFE22955FB98-12147-0000036307E85091_zps3194ecf1.jpg

This was the Gurley house.
It might still be the Gurley house,if I decide to put it back in there.

mtpalms
06-22-2014, 08:18 PM
I like your color placement on this one, and looking forward to seeing the next stage.

Michaelshane
06-22-2014, 09:44 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/6A90159E-BFAD-4604-9245-6BAE1A62DE27-12306-0000038254479151_zpse753fa41.jpg

mtpalms
06-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Bravo! Thanks for the update.

Michaelshane
06-23-2014, 11:55 AM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/FBFF6288-9C90-4BB1-A23D-F4202E754BF3-12643-000003C67B9B216C_zpsae0c0b62.jpg

mtpalms
06-23-2014, 12:01 PM
:clap: this one is going to be one of my favorites.

Michaelshane
06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
At the risk of boring you with too many updates....

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh450/andycat60/88F94853-5A09-442C-8CA1-0E786A6BDE8D-12834-000003DE0368B6F7_zps428ed3dc.jpg

mtpalms
06-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Not at all. It's getting very close!

Toril
06-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Haunting face, Henriette!

Michael, this is a fun painting! Look forward to seeing it finished.

Floating Dove, I'm thinking a frog. The one that the vet was turned into.

Went to open studio today, this is really the best thing I've done - if anyone has trouble getting to the easel, I recommend an informal group like that, it makes you go paint even if you don't think you feel like it. :thumbsup:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jun-2014/1029272-CA_Beach_June_23_web.jpg

FloatingDove
06-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Very nice Toril! Your foam has all those little shapes that I admire and have trouble with.

mtpalms
06-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Is it finished, Toril, or will you keep at it? When I took weekly group lessons, I would be quite proud of my accomplishment, and was ready to call it done. My instructor would say, "You have a nice start. " :rolleyes: She would show me where I needed to go further, and suddenly a painting I thought I was done with, was exciting again, as if I was just starting afresh!

Everyone should have such an inspiring teacher at least once in their lives.

Toril
06-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Very nice Toril! Your foam has all those little shapes that I admire and have trouble with.

Thank you - :) - I had trouble, too, they made me seasick! :lol:

Toril
06-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Is it finished, Toril, or will you keep at it? When I took weekly group lessons, I would be quite proud of my accomplishment, and was ready to call it done. My instructor would say, "You have a nice start. " :rolleyes: She would show me where I needed to go further, and suddenly a painting I thought I was done with, was exciting again, as if I was just starting afresh!

Everyone should have such an inspiring teacher at least once in their lives.

No, not finished at all - the left half needs lots of work, and I've got some minor stuff to do to the rock and the sand in the foreground still.

My drawing teacher is like that ... :heart:

Toril
06-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Just discovered page 4 of this thread, with so many wonderful paintings! :heart:

Marcia, your finished bottle painting really glows, and has an incredible amount of detail. It's so different from anything else I've seen you do, which is always fun. Very cool, the witch doctor must be thrilled! :thumbsup:

tadjray
06-25-2014, 05:43 PM
Really nice painting everyone! :-)

I am almost finished or maybe I have finished with this Delacroix reproduction. the reference pictures online are terrible.
Oil on Canvas 30x24 in approx.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2014/1117842-last-delaroix.jpg

Toril
06-25-2014, 06:24 PM
This is fascinating! So rich and complex in colors. I've never seen it before, will have to look now...

Dan-007
06-25-2014, 06:56 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2014/90087-peelside.jpg finished... sold and shipping out

tadjray
06-25-2014, 07:09 PM
This is fascinating! So rich and complex in colors. I've never seen it before, will have to look now...

Thanks Toril
here's the original one from the French painter Delacroix, the painting is called Women of Algiers.

http://www.eugenedelacroix.org/The-Women-of-Algiers-1834.jpg

FloatingDove
06-25-2014, 07:12 PM
Tad and Dan, Wow!

accivatti
06-25-2014, 08:03 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2014/1891193-1.jpg

I just started oil painting after visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few months ago. Previously I used to screw around with pencil when I was about thirteen but after coming out of that museum with a tear in my eye after seeing these magnificent works of art I felt my true calling. Nothing had ever filled me with this kind of emotion. I always knew I was missing something in my life and I feel I finally found it at 28 years old. I lack any sort of self confidence, so I'm trying a grissaille method I found on the internet. Here is the start to my first real piece of art.

Toril
06-25-2014, 08:42 PM
Thanks Toril
here's the original one from the French painter Delacroix, the painting is called Women of Algiers.

http://www.eugenedelacroix.org/The-Women-of-Algiers-1834.jpg

If that's an accurate reference, I much prefer yours! :thumbsup:

xislandman
06-25-2014, 08:54 PM
Wonderful... you have the touch.


Really nice painting everyone! :-)

I am almost finished or maybe I have finished with this Delacroix reproduction. the reference pictures online are terrible.
Oil on Canvas 30x24 in approx.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2014/1117842-last-delaroix.jpg

DaveInPA
06-25-2014, 09:14 PM
Really nice painting everyone! :-)

I am almost finished or maybe I have finished with this Delacroix reproduction. the reference pictures online are terrible.
Oil on Canvas 30x24 in approx.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jun-2014/1117842-last-delaroix.jpg

heres a good one http://www.photos-galeries.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/femmes_alger.jpg

Shannon Expat
06-26-2014, 12:34 PM
I did a quick sketch of this for the 30 day challenge but decided to make a fully developed painting from the same photo. Here are the beginnings.

http://s26.postimg.org/3uxz3d4xl/image.jpg

http://s26.postimg.org/k4o569fll/image.jpg

kagiva59
06-26-2014, 04:45 PM
Accivatti - I remember being awe struck at age 15 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.. You have an awesome first piece started. Looking forward to seeing it and you progress.

FloatingDove
06-26-2014, 04:57 PM
So many talented works here, I feel so in awe. Well, almost finished, the kitty is going to receive a special gift from the artist upon completion. Bad photo, it looks like a washout in the background.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2014/124364-image.jpg

Turpintine45
06-26-2014, 08:36 PM
The cat looks very happy watching the wonderful sunset and no doubt chuntering at the birds and fish below!

Turpintine45
06-26-2014, 08:38 PM
I finished this today for the WDE so thought I would post it here too!
10"x10" oil on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2014/216461-IMG_2612R_Small.JPG

FloatingDove
06-28-2014, 01:08 AM
Hi Jen, your painting reminds me I better go make a smoothie, very quaint!

K.Henderson Fine Art
06-30-2014, 11:56 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2014/300751-Saturday_Matinee_by_K_Henderson.jpg
Saturday Matinee, 24 x 20, oil on canvas

Remember when movies cost a dime and the cowboy serials were all the rage? Ok, neither do I. But this painting Saturday Matinee brings those time back with a Tom Mix poster, our favorite cowboy, Howdy Doody, a cowgirl sweetheart, American Indian, a horse and a six shooter. What more do you need?

See more of my Contemporary Realism paintings on My Blog http://khendersonart.blogspot.com (http://khendersonart.blogspot.com/2014/06/saturday-matinee-by-k-henderson.html)

HenrietteW
06-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Love the cat, Floating Dove - just in the right position. :).
Jen, lovely colours - they make me feel happy.

And I just have a few hours to upload these WIPs in our June edition of Woye.
Nature is not really my thing which I have already told some friends, but I would still love to hear your opinion.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2014/1090892-Cliffs.jpeg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2014/1090892-Rock.jpeg

Toril
06-30-2014, 09:13 PM
Henriette, I like your rocks - they suit your figures. :thumbsup: It's hard to get the symmetry and randomness that nature does so well, but I think you did it.

Very nice works, Floating Dove, I like the way your kitty looks down in the water. :heart:

Here - just in time - is the latest update on my seascape. Will try to finish it this week, now when things have calmed down a little around here.

Hubby thinks I'm ruining it by including the buildings on the cliff. I like the contrast between nature and man-made rock. Any thoughts?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2014/1029272-CA_Beach_June_30_web.jpg

mtpalms
06-30-2014, 10:15 PM
I think it adds to the rhythm of the painting. What until you finish it, I'll bet he changes his mind!

HenrietteW
07-01-2014, 04:05 AM
Thanx, Toril. :)
And wow! Your painting just looks better and better. Hubby must wait for the finished result before offering any judgement on the buildings IMO. So far, they look promising. :thumbsup:

Henriette, I like your rocks - they suit your figures. :thumbsup: It's hard to get the symmetry and randomness that nature does so well, but I think you did it.

Very nice works, Floating Dove, I like the way your kitty looks down in the water. :heart:

Here - just in time - is the latest update on my seascape. Will try to finish it this week, now when things have calmed down a little around here.

Hubby thinks I'm ruining it by including the buildings on the cliff. I like the contrast between nature and man-made rock. Any thoughts?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jun-2014/1029272-CA_Beach_June_30_web.jpg