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Mo.
09-29-2003, 10:23 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Painting Water
Project Leader: Mo.
Relative Difficulty: Medium
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Most of us are fascinated by water, whether it be seascapes, crashing waves, lakes, rivers, streams or simple rain puddles and rain drops.

Those of us who are, strive to capture the wonder of the colours, the patterns of the waves, the reflections in the water and to simply make it look like water.

This project is for you to test your skills and have a go at painting your favourite water scene, this can be from life, from your own photo or from one of the reference photo's shown here.

The reference pictures are for that purpose only and should not be just copied. Use imagination, alter things around .... use your artistic license. Make that reference picture into a painterly piece of art and in doing so maybe learn a bit more about how to paint water.

The paintings you submit for the project must not be previously worked pieces.

Most of all enjoy the project and have fun!


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=543)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Dark_Shades
09-29-2003, 10:48 AM
Nice One Mo

Dark_Shades
09-29-2003, 10:51 AM
The paintings you submit for the project must not be previously worked pieces

What a bummer :evil: :D

looking forward to this one...... its going to be popular am sure
..... cant wait to get started

Adrienne
09-29-2003, 11:07 AM
Oi. Now I HAVE to finish that painting. Criminey.

Mo, I don't even know you yet, but I can tell: you're pure evil :evil:

Just kidding [sort of] ;)

Well, I'm signing up, but I'll be sobbing as I do it ;)

:angel: :evil: :angel:

blissfullyunaware
09-29-2003, 11:16 AM
Great idea Mo.! With the reservoirs at max capacity and the fall colors just about to show, I'm going to try to be brave like Sandy and go try a plein air. This will help motivate me! :D Sharon

Adrienne
09-29-2003, 11:37 AM
Mo, I was just glancing at the reference images you've chosen. They are very nice -- you've found an excellent range of beautiful images of water.

SweetBabyJ
09-29-2003, 12:55 PM
I'm in- I love water!

Mo.
09-29-2003, 08:13 PM
Hi folks... thanks for signing up for the project, this is the project for October.. will eventually be stuck at the top of the page, Craig's project for September is still ongoing, so keep posting there..... it's a wonderful project and so informative. Craig has done a superb job!

Dawn... sorry girl. you have to paint a fresh one.... but I know you can.;)

Adrienne.... me evil? :eek: :eek: No never... I'm a little :angel: Ask Dawn if you don't believe me.:D.. thanks for joining ... you'll be fine I know you will.

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful paintings..... better go sign up myself i suppose.:D

Mo.:)

Greeble
09-29-2003, 08:55 PM
ok, I know I haven't done the cloud project yet, but I am signing up for this one too, it sounds like fun

Jen

ctmobitz
09-29-2003, 10:26 PM
Mo..........
You can count me in..........water is always a challenge!
Sounds like fun......

Claude:clap:

Craig Houghton
09-29-2003, 10:49 PM
I'm in, but can I work a cloud reflection into the waves? ;)

-Craig

Dark_Shades
09-30-2003, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by Craig Houghton
I'm in, but can I work a cloud reflection into the waves? ;)

-Craig

lol Craig, I like your thinking.......

I confirm Mo :angel: ..... has a blue face and wears a funny yellow hat :D :evil: hee heee

Mo.
09-30-2003, 04:39 PM
I'm in, but can I work a cloud reflection into the waves?

-Craig

Cracking idea Craig! :D... I've nearly finished my cloud pic for you, should get it posted tonight.


I confirm Mo ..... has a blue face and wears a funny yellow hat hee heee

:D:DDon't forget the sore red nose as well... colourful hey:D:D

I've noticed I duplicated one of the ref pics, so have deleted it and added a different one ....it's very dirty water. :D

I have more pics if you want me to share them just shout.

Mo.:)

Dark_Shades
09-30-2003, 04:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27991

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens.jpg

This is my WIP...... but Im suffering...... so If Im suffering you can too and listen to me whinge and wine :D

Why DO I do it to MYSELF!!!... I hate Greens.... didnt think this would be too much bother, as there isnt much foliage.... WRONG!!! Im covered in dust, and got the 'ump..... need to have a bath now!!! .... tomorrow will take that silly 'green' stuff off and try again :p

*** Throws pastels in the bin....... and stomps off..... ** slamming door behind me .... dont wanna play no more
:evil: :D

Adrienne
09-30-2003, 07:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27991

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens.jpg

This is looking great! Why would you take off the greens. Very moody and beautiful I think. I can see one tiny scratchy area that might be out of character (and it happens to be green), but as you finish this, it may take care of itself. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next, assuming that there are any usable pastels left in your bin!!! :evil:

I'd love to see more of the underlying pebbles, etc., in the shallows...

Mo.
09-30-2003, 07:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27991

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens.jpg



You do it because you know you can, and you know you want to master your phobia about GREENS :D.... come on Dawn, this is gorgeous, and you know it is... and you are first to post.... retrieve those pastels, and do another one!

It's a gobsmacker Dawn. :clap:

Mo.:)

Adrienne
09-30-2003, 08:11 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28005

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens2.jpg

Ooooo I like how the reflections are developing from the far shore. This continues to be lovely. Can't wait for the 3rd installment.

Dark_Shades
10-01-2003, 12:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28045

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens3.jpg

This is where I got to at 1am this morning :D

.... ohh didnt see you guys there lol ...... Do ANOTHER one!!! :eek: lol Ive not finished this one yet hee hee...... well I am hoping to improve the top right :p ..... this may be the last you hear of me ha ha GRRRRRRRR I HATE Foliage¬¬!! :( :p

Dark_Shades
10-01-2003, 05:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28075

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens4.jpg

Oh well it looks like I have the whole project to myself at the moment.... so will just prattle away :evil: :D

Well as everybody should know by now I HATE Greens :D ..... worked some more on the top right.... and I doubt I can improve on this (lack of ability) :p, but I think it is some improvement on earlier WIP's..... will tinker with the boat some more tomorrow, and then call it done..... Grrrrrr *mumble.... greens :P Bah! .... Phff!


... thank you Adrienne.... thanks Mo..... you are both toooooo kind!!! ....... but I like ya ;)

ctmobitz
10-01-2003, 06:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28075

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens4.jpg

This has come a long way.............loving it more and more. You have done a wonderful job ......greens or no greens.......

Keep it up....

Claude

Adrienne
10-01-2003, 10:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28075

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens4.jpg

Ummm, deepening back into the moody -- I love it. So expressive.

One thing I'm wondering about... I think it is the scan, but the submerged rocks directly above the middle of the canoe make me think that the end of the canoe should be riding a little deeper in the water. Or maybe, now that I think about it, canoes are so light that their bows (is that the correct canoe terminology?) would never go down into the water no matter what???

Well as everybody should know by now I HATE Greens
LOL -- do you just hate them to work on, or do you also hate them to view in others' work? And why? You sure do a wonderful job with them for someone who hates them :evil:

you are both toooooo kind!!! ....... but I like ya
Baquatcha!!! :D

Dark_Shades
10-02-2003, 03:19 PM
Thanks you guys lol ...... looks like I still have a captive audience :D .... thanks CT, thanks Adrienne ....... nope think the canoe and how it sits on the water is fine, but thanks for your thoughts and comments........ lol the reason I HATE Greens, is because I cant do them, everything I attempt with foliage/bushes/leaves....... looks amateurish or child like, and NOT the way I want it to look, though I dont know how I want it to look, except for not like this LOLOL.... perhaps .. Grown Up :D, and to look as if I KNOW what Im doing :rolleyes: :p :D lol

Adrienne
10-02-2003, 03:46 PM
ROFL -- Dawn, you're so funny :)

Your greens are simply beautiful though. I don't know where or how you got any idea to the contrary, but your artwork is compelling, and from looking at your work, I'd have to say you have an affinity for the green spectrum. It really comes off your stick well.

I hope someday your paintings bring you as much joy as they have already brought to me in the short time I've known you.

Adrienne
10-02-2003, 04:13 PM
On a different note, the subject of disclosure has been brought up in relation to my work the past couple of days. E-J has suggested that full and complete disclosure would be a helpful. Carly has suggested the same to me in private e-mail.

I agree, as long as everyone is held to the same standard so that nobody is singled out or excluded.

In this project, anything I may submit will be v.pastel. v. stands for virtual. There is no substantive difference between the way I work and the way any other pastel artist works.

---> I make strokes with either the edge or the end or a corner of a stick of v.pastel. Occasionally, I might even crumble and scatter it.

---> Pressing harder or lighter results in more or less pastel being applied, like anyone else.

---> The angle that I hold the v.pastel at makes the same differences in the stroke for me as for each of the rest of you.

---> The pressure with which I stroke also makes the same differences in width, and grain interaction as with each of you.

---> I use v.tissues, and v.fingers to smudge and blend from time to time.

---> The interaction between different colors of v.pastels depends on the type of pastel (sticky, blendable, hard, etc.) and the pressure and angle applied, just like with you. Some v.pastels don't blend well at all; others are very compliant and mix much better.

---> Sometimes I use v.pastel with other mediums to create a v.mixed media effort.

---> The v.pastel is either hard or soft or waxy or crumbly or slick or sticky.

---> I pour over catalogs as well as Wet Canvas, and hang out at art supplies to learn about new types of pastels, and gain new inspiration.

Every question or comment I've asked or made, or ever could make, relating to my work with v.pastels can be responded to in the same manner as for anyone else, by all the same people that would answer for anyone else.

For an example of the fact that I have nothing to hide, and do not attempt to mislead anybody, please check this thread from approx. 7 months ago:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94759

You'll notice that right off the bat I mention that I sketched it freehand, in Painter, using my Wacom and v.charcoal. I have never mislead anybody on Wet Canvas, and I never will. I have never hid anything on Wet Canvas and never will.

If there is any other disclosure that anybody would like me to provide, please let me know. I'd be happy to do so, and I look forward to seeing everyone's disclosures be as complete as I will attempt to make mine, as a result of E-J's and Carly's suggestions.

I am the same. You are the same. We are all the same. We need and deserve each other's friendship, and to nurture that, it is important that we treat each other as the equals and co-creators that we truly are. You have all come to mean a great deal to me in the last few days. I value and care about each of you.

P.S. Remember, for those of you that are still uncomfortable with this, that before I switched to virtual (for health and environmental reasons), I was breathing the dust like you guys and inhaling the turps like my Oil friends. I look forward though to the time when I wouldn't need to mention that in order to obtain credibility. We really are all the same under these dusty skins of ours.

Dark_Shades
10-02-2003, 04:33 PM
Yikes!!!
now come on Adrienne.... dont mince your words...... spit it out, get it off your chest....... what you trying to say ;) :D

(only teasing lol )

Adrienne
10-02-2003, 05:01 PM
((((((( Dawn )))))))

LOL Dawn -- you are too funny girl!!! :D :evil: :angel: :eek:

blissfullyunaware
10-02-2003, 06:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=27991

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens.jpg

DS ... excellent job... :clap: :clap: don't be afraid of that green girl... from what I see, you have nothing to be afraid of!!!! The water is beautifully rendered, I love the pallet you use on your paintings of water... It's so inspiring :D. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon

Mo.
10-02-2003, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by Adrienne
On a different note, the subject of disclosure has been brought up in relation to my work the past couple of days. E-J has suggested that full and complete disclosure would be a helpful. Carly has suggested the same to me in private e-mail.

I agree, as long as everyone is held to the same standard so that nobody is singled out or excluded.

Adrienne, no one who is using pastels need to be singled out.... you were singled out because you did not state at the beginning of your thread that you were using a software programme to produce pastel effects, thus misleading people into thinking that you were a pastelist, you are in fact a digital artist, producing pastel/watercolour/oil/charcoal etc., effects using a piece of digital software such as Painter, and a Wacom tablet

In this project, anything I may submit will be v.pastel. v. stands for virtual. There is no substantive difference between the way I work and the way any other pastel artist works.

Don't wish to be a party pooper , but the project is for pastelists, not digital work.

---> I make strokes with either the edge or the end or a corner of a stick of v.pastel. Occasionally, I might even crumble and scatter it.

---> Pressing harder or lighter results in more or less pastel being applied, like anyone else.

You produce the strokes using a pressurised Wacom tablet, there is a big difference.

---> The angle that I hold the v.pastel at makes the same differences in the stroke for me as for each of the rest of you.

---> The pressure with which I stroke also makes the same differences in width, and grain interaction as with each of you.

---> I use v.tissues, and v.fingers to smudge and blend from time to time.

Again all down to the brushes you have or build and the Wacom tablet


---> The interaction between different colors of v.pastels depends on the type of pastel (sticky, blendable, hard, etc.) and the pressure and angle applied, just like with you. Some v.pastels don't blend well at all; others are very compliant and mix much better.

---> Sometimes I use v.pastel with other mediums to create a v.mixed media effort.

---> The v.pastel is either hard or soft or waxy or crumbly or slick or sticky.

digital pastel is all about painting with light, not colour as for real, you also have an advantage in that you can save umpteen number of files, umpteen number of redo's should you make a mistake, which in life just doesn't exist.

---> I pour over catalogs as well as Wet Canvas, and hang out at art supplies to learn about new types of pastels, and gain new inspiration.

That's good. :)

Every question or comment I've asked or made, or ever could make, relating to my work with v.pastels can be responded to in the same manner as for anyone else, by all the same people that would answer for anyone else.

For an example of the fact that I have nothing to hide, and do not attempt to mislead anybody, please check this thread from approx. 7 months ago:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94759

You'll notice that right off the bat I mention that I sketched it freehand, in Painter, using my Wacom and v.charcoal. I have never mislead anybody on Wet Canvas, and I never will. I have never hid anything on Wet Canvas and never will.

If there is any other disclosure that anybody would like me to provide, please let me know. I'd be happy to do so, and I look forward to seeing everyone's disclosures be as complete as I will attempt to make mine, as a result of E-J's and Carly's suggestions.

I'm not really sure I understand what you mean here, by everyones disclosure, we are all pastelists here, and really don't need to disclose anything unless someone specifically wishes to know what brand of pastel/paper etc we use, which is normally done anyway, can you please explain more fully?

I am the same. You are the same. We are all the same. We need and deserve each other's friendship, and to nurture that, it is important that we treat each other as the equals and co-creators that we truly are. You have all come to mean a great deal to me in the last few days. I value and care about each of you.

P.S. Remember, for those of you that are still uncomfortable with this, that before I switched to virtual (for health and environmental reasons), I was breathing the dust like you guys and inhaling the turps like my Oil friends. I look forward though to the time when I wouldn't need to mention that in order to obtain credibility. We really are all the same under these dusty skins of ours.

Yes indeed we are all human beings and artists in in that we are the same, I too have health problems which is why I turned to oil pastels, I too have painted using Painter software and a wacom, and if you care to do a search you will find my work, but I used to post my work in the correct forum which is the Digital forum, or non specific media forums such as Animal and wildlife... Adrienne you are most welcome in this forum, but your artwork belongs in the digital forum, that isn't to say you cannot still frequent this forum, but as has been said to digital painters in the past, post your work in the respective forum and then post the link of your work here.

Mo.:)

Adrienne
10-02-2003, 07:16 PM
Mo,

I just wrote to somebody else about this, before reading your post. My heart is heavy.

You are wrong about the differences.

There are some differences in printing and in tools -- just like there are differences in Senneliers and Holbeins.

But in the act of laying down the strokes, we are the same.

As I told someone just a moment ago, your words make me feel homeless. I will quote what I told them a moment ago:

Quoting myself to someone else in PM: " You know what makes me saddest I think. I see that I really have no virtual home. Although I've left Wet Canvas a couple of times, as you know, I've come back. But there is a digital discussion forum that I left years ago and have NEVER gone back to. Ironically, the people on that forum were very nearly unanimous in their decision that I wasn't like them. And I AGREED. My process truly is drastically DIFFERENT on practically every level than every single other person I met on that entire forum.

In a further note of irony, it was on their recommendation that I visited Wet Canvas to begin with. They said I'd find people here who did what I do, which is sketch, draw and paint freehand. And they were right. I've found literally THOUSANDS of people who paint with strokes that are affected by pressure and angle, and who are concerned with tone, composition, balance, and light. THOUSANDS. And yet, I'm perceived as doing something different by enough of them to bring me to a defensive posture, and to tears.

So I don't have a home with the digital folks because I really AM different. And I don't have a home with the painters because I'm incorrectly perceived as different.

I'm homeless.

And I'm heartbroken."

There was a time when racism was rampant in America. How could black individuals deny that their skin was a different color than those who told them to stand at the back of the bus, or enter the restaurant through the back door, or not at all? It was clearly different. It made it easy for people who wanted to draw lines and separate people to do so, while ignoring that under the skin, they were the same -- human beings with emotions, talents, feelings, dreams, hopes, and intellects. (Of course, it was not so easy for a white English person to differentiate a Swedish person, and both escaped racism because their looks were more similar.)

Under the "skin," Mo, you and I and each of the pastellists on this forum are the same. I am a pastellist and you are a pastellist. Yet I've been told by some to go to the back of the bus, and by others to get off because my "skin" is a slightly different "shade."

I may be "black" and you may be "caucasian," to continue the analogy, but each of the "caucasians" on this forum have differences in brand and usage, and "black" is just another shade of gray like "caucasian" is.

---------------------

This is, by a long, long way, the saddest day of my artistic life.

I never would have guessed that this type of selective bias would have come from you people. You are each better than this. I have seen many of you be very kind to one another; giving of your time, effort and emotion. Because of that, the sting of your bias hurts so much more deeply.

I am in tears, and in pain. I am homeless in the art world.

I am banned from a project that I should rightfully be enjoying my participation in.

This is so deeply wrong, so deeply hurtful.

And, worst of all, you Mo, and others who I have come to genuinely like and value as individuals and as artists, are the ones pushing my work away, devaluing my pastel efforts as nonpastel, trying to establish a distinction where we are really the same and should be enjoying one another.

I am a pastel artist (among other mediums). So are you. When you devalue my work, you devalue my most sacred inner voice. You devalue my humanity.

Do not do this Mo. Do not do this.

CarlyHardy
10-02-2003, 09:39 PM
As moderator I would like to add here.....

Projects can be set up to be medium or subject or technique, etc., specific. That is the choice of the originator of the project. There are many projects at WC! that are not medium specific, but this project is.

Adrienne, you said "there are some differences in printing and in tools". In this project, your tool is not the one specified...it's just that simple. Your work is not being devalued in any way...I'm sorry that you feel that. I value your contributions to our forum, and glad that you've gained information which has been helpful in creating your own virtual pastels.

I'm off to bed now!:o <- it's the only one with eyes closed!

carly

E-J
10-03-2003, 04:09 AM
Originally posted by Adrienne
Do not do this Mo. Do not do this.

Adrienne, I did try to warn you that you would encounter this.

Getting back to the project ...

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28075

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/12116/tn_DamnGreens4.jpg

Dawn, I love the purples with the greens ... not so dissimilar from some of the skin colours in your portraits ... and the water effect is great. Good on you for persisting with this one despite the frustrations of GREEN! :)

sundiver
10-03-2003, 03:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28140

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_IndianSummer1.jpg

quiet, restful, great color....lovely!

Dark_Shades
10-04-2003, 07:55 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28240

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_Indian_Summer.jpg

for some strange reason I have 4 final entries!!! :confused:
... this IS the Final Lol.... took daylight pic

thanks EJ, Sundiver......... I see others have finally got round to entering :D ...... going to have a look ...... Im obviously up the creek without a paddle :eek: ..... theres still ONLY me here :crying:

ChasCreek
10-04-2003, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by Dark_Shades


Im obviously up the creek without a paddle :eek: ..... theres still ONLY me here :crying:

... did I hear someone say Creek?? ;) :p and no I can see the paddle ontop your your boat ;)

ok..I'm in a bored but listless mood today..I need something to concentrate on and stop me making endless cups of tea and coffee so I'm signing up :p

Charlie

Dark_Shades
10-04-2003, 08:15 AM
lol Chas....... glad to see you, been on here alllllll morning, must GO and make myself a cuppa :) ..... ok, 5 mins has passed..... were's your painting :D ......... Im in a :evil: Mood :D

ChasCreek
10-04-2003, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by Dark_Shades
lol Chas....... glad to see you, been on here alllllll morning, must GO and make myself a cuppa :) ..... ok, 5 mins has passed..... were's your painting :D ......... Im in a :evil: Mood :D

lol... I'm just having a cuppa while I think about what I'm going to draw :p lol

Charlie

Dark_Shades
10-04-2003, 08:30 AM
..... erm lemme help you......... try...... water :clap: yeahhhhhh .... I got my coffee..... Im raring to go lolol...

ChasCreek
10-04-2003, 08:47 AM
Originally posted by Dark_Shades
..... erm lemme help you......... try...... water :clap: yeahhhhhh .... I got my coffee..... Im raring to go lolol...

water???? really.. dang nabbit suppose i'd better put this yellow rubber duck still life setup away then? :p

OK I have my reference...I'm going to.....erm.....erm....yeah.... get another cuppa and make a start! :D

..better boil the kettel ;)

Charlie :)

Dark_Shades
10-04-2003, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by ChasCreek


water???? really.. dang nabbit suppose i'd better put this yellow rubber duck still life setup away then? :p


Charlie :)

..... seems I beat you to it Lolololol

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2003/12116-ComeOnIn.jpg

ChasCreek
10-04-2003, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by Dark_Shades


..... seems I beat you to it Lolololol

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Oct-2003/12116-ComeOnIn.jpg

Fantastic! I love it :clap:

now I really am going to get drawing..honest! :D

Charlie

blissfullyunaware
10-04-2003, 09:15 AM
LOL... the duckies are darling! :clap: :clap: and that is water... I simply love the canoe at the stream... the reflections in the water and the dappled sunshine.. its like I'm there!!! Okay, I have an idea for a painting, now if I can just find the time... This has been the craziest week ... covered over 500 miles in the past 2 days going to see things with hubby and have a party (during the day...yuck!) today and a jazz show to attend tomorrow ... BUT I promise I will at least start and have something to post by Monday.... promise promise promise!!! Have a good one !!! Sharon

CarlyHardy
10-04-2003, 05:37 PM
Regarding this entry by Dark-Shades--> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28240

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_Indian_Summer.jpg

Dawn, great job with the lighting on the water! This is a peaceful scene and you captured it perfectly.

Hey...you're not alone anymore!
carly

CarlyHardy
10-04-2003, 05:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28254

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcconcretewater.jpg

Just realized that I forgot to mention the medium and size...its soft pastels on Art Spectrum, image about 14 x 16 inches.

Mid-way thru this painting I had to throw my jacket over the painting and pastels and run inside out of the blowing rain! So it really is a 'water' painting! LOL
carly

CarlyHardy
10-04-2003, 05:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcforegroundpuddles.jpg

This one is about 15 x 18...too large, I should have painted smaller! The puddles caught my eye after the rain stopped and the late afternoon sun began dropping. Water is fun...creates all kinds of illusions!
carly

Dark_Shades
10-04-2003, 07:33 PM
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Lol, thanks for keeping me Company Carly...... this is lovely..... I love the puddles and the colours you have in them...... looks very wet

Dark_Shades
10-04-2003, 07:35 PM
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This is REALLY lovely. ........ beautiful colours....... so pretty :clap:

Ceiliog
10-05-2003, 05:15 AM
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This is my attempt at water - not great - but in my defence I read painting water, signed up , then read it again and saw that it had to be pastels, I nearly unsigned! I really struggle with pastels, I did try it on proper pastel paper but found the grain to be too pronunced, and the dust kept coming off - so its back to cartridge paper, anyway enough waffling - an honest C&C would be welcomed as I would like to improve, so need to know what I am doing wrong

cheers
Pete

Dark_Shades
10-05-2003, 08:34 AM
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Cant say that you are doing anything wrong Ceiliog..... glad you joined in...... certainly looks like crashing waves on the cliffs ..... the thing that jumps out at me at the moment, is the difference in the colours of the rock faces..... to stark a contrast..... I would perhaps start adding in some different shades, and get some textures going on in there...... perhaps some subtleties in shades, so there is not such a jump in colours..... hope this helps in some way, and you keep with this..... well done, it must of been a shock lol, realising it was pastels..... Im sure you will enjoy it

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 11:38 AM
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I kinda cheated- just not quite- lol. I was trying a landscape, and the water portion is the only part that truly *worked*- so I got out the Fiskars and cut out what I wanted as a painting. So it's coming in as an entry for now. I've got a grand idea for a small fall- but the style is very different for me, I'll have to see how it goes.

Dark_Shades
10-05-2003, 12:14 PM
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Hey SBJ ........ you know Ive been watching this :) .... I love the effect of the water too .... especially the part right next to that main rock....... which I might add is brilliant....... I do hope you will work on all of the picture more.... its too good not to.

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 12:43 PM
I'll re-do it- I just need to study a few more of the Hudson River School artists 'fore I do. They're masters at dramatic detail in landscapes and then fading out to indicate awesome backgrounds. With EXCELLENT use of green- I might add- lol.

Look at this one and you'll see what I mean- (yes, I know it's dark- but pull it up in PSP and magnify it- check out the foreground detail- makes you wonder how much of that "dark" is age).

(Oh, it's Bierstadt)

Dark_Shades
10-05-2003, 12:50 PM
SBJ ...... take it into PSP, and use the papette tool over it.... see what colours come up and try and imitate it....... was going to say to you in your thread........ what do you want as the focal point..... obviously in this image its the mountain..... but see how dark their foreground is, Making the eye go to the light

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 12:54 PM
"We're drifting here"

I'm sure a lot of that foreground dark is- while meant to be darker in tone- due to age more than tone. When you pull it up in PSP it comes up with beautiful warm browns, umbers and bricks- with some actually *green* greens. I'm studying this school style now- will report as I progress.

"And now back to your regularily scheduled thread...."

Dark_Shades
10-05-2003, 01:00 PM
lolol ......

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Oct-2003/12116-bierstadt_among3.jpg

Normal Service will Resume Shortly...... please Do Not Adjust Your Sets :D

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 01:19 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_waterfallette.jpg

Okay, so I got a little exuberant with the spray- but it was surely fun to do.

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 01:21 PM
(If not, it was all *her* idea)

Wow! You really popped it! See what I mean? There's a whole lot of color going on in that foreground- soon as I get my fall project done, I'm gonna re-try that ouray county landscape in this style- it's just too dramatic!

Dark_Shades
10-05-2003, 01:53 PM
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its everything you said it was...... cool and warm. ...... really lovely colours..... very pretty and I like it alot.... the white sets off so well against it ...... well done

...... yeah, hadnt even noticed the little animals in the foreground, till lightened it up........ alllll wonderful stuff ..... Ohhhh you Squealer!!! :eek: ;) :D

Mo.
10-05-2003, 02:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_Indian_Summer.jpg

Turned out really lovely Dawn, lovely colours in the shadows, the water looks so lovely.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-05-2003, 02:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcconcretewater.jpg

Gorgeous reflections Carly, it may be wet, but I can see the sunshine too in this painting. I like it.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-05-2003, 02:47 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcforegroundpuddles.jpg

Reminds me of early Spring, so fresh and alive with colour... a little beauty.

Mo.)

Mo.
10-05-2003, 02:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9270/tn_south_stack.jpg

Hi Ceiliog.... Are you from North Wales? The coastline looks like that area... You've captured the drama of the waves and cliffs very well, I agree with Dawn, some more textures to the cliff face to make them more rugged and 3D.

Thanks for taking part.

Well done!

Mo.:)

Ceiliog
10-05-2003, 03:41 PM
Mo - Yeah I am from the far North - originally from Holyhead - this scene is of South Stack lighthouse, a couple of miles from the Town - I am thinking around how to get some texture going - one problem though - it has ben sprayed - is that going to be a problem???

Mo.
10-05-2003, 05:10 PM
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So while you were playing with your pastels did this lovely scene pop into your mind, or did you use a ref pic.... it's enchanting I love it, the water looks cold and so clear, there's only one thing missing a little fairy sat on the rocks.... It's a delighful piece of work! :clap:

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-05-2003, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Ceiliog
Mo - Yeah I am from the far North - originally from Holyhead - this scene is of South Stack lighthouse, a couple of miles from the Town - I am thinking around how to get some texture going - one problem though - it has ben sprayed - is that going to be a problem???

Ceiliog spraying your work will give it additional tooth to work over, you should be able to apply a couple more layers now.

Anglesey hey, I've never had the pleasure of visiting there, but looks very beautiful.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-05-2003, 05:25 PM
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It's beautiful JBS. You have captured the movement and clarity of the water so well, looks like a rugged piece of countryside with the rocks and what looks like a big rocky mountain in the background.


Mo.:)

Mo.
10-05-2003, 05:31 PM
Just want to say I'm in awe of all the work here so far, each and everyone of them are lovely pieces of work, water scenes always have a calming effect on me, even the roughest of seas.

I've started a piece, but just haven't had a chance to do much with it so far.

Keep them coming folks. This is fabulous work! :clap::clap: for everyone.

Mo.:)

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 05:44 PM
Ha! What a visual- I immediately saw a male gnome figure for some reason. You know how guys love to compete.... hahaha!

Mo.
10-05-2003, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by SweetBabyJ
Ha! What a visual- I immediately saw a male gnome figure for some reason. You know how guys love to compete.... hahaha!

:D... a garden gnome with a fishing rod? Atch no... unless he's nude! :D

Mary Robinson
10-05-2003, 08:46 PM
I love the ocean, crashing waves, etc, etc... So here is my entry. I saw a rock and ended up with a seascape, which is usually how I end up with my paintings.

As always thank you for taking the time to look, comments and critiques are greatly appreciated,

SweetBabyJ
10-05-2003, 08:50 PM
ummm... no- not exactly a fishing rod....

CarlyHardy
10-05-2003, 10:53 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9270/tn_south_stack.jpg

If pastels are not your usual medium, then you have overcome more than the challenge of painting water! Hope you'll be joining us more often!
carly

CarlyHardy
10-05-2003, 10:55 PM
Akamorgie,
Excellent light shining thru the waves!

Did you upload your image to the project?
carly

CarlyHardy
10-05-2003, 11:00 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_waterfallette.jpg

Lovely colors! Whether from reality or imagination, you really captured the movement and 'sound' of water splashing down the rocks!
carly

Ceiliog
10-06-2003, 08:09 AM
Thanks Carly - I think I will have a lurk around and see what tips I can pick up - At the minute I use Reeves cheap n nasty pastels - may have to invest in some better ones?

Mo.
10-06-2003, 08:28 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_oceanscape1.jpg

Lively, lovely, great colours and crashing waves, I agree with what you said about the rocks, a bit more texture and darks and they'd be fine.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-06-2003, 08:29 AM
Originally posted by Ceiliog
Thanks Carly - I think I will have a lurk around and see what tips I can pick up - At the minute I use Reeves cheap n nasty pastels - may have to invest in some better ones?

Ceiliog... for tips and info on pastels, check out the Pastel Library sub forum at the top of the page.

Mo.:)

sundiver
10-06-2003, 09:39 AM
Gorgeous, gorgeous work, you people!
I did one on the weekend for the project but wasn't very happy with it. I'm even less inclined to post it now that I see what's already in here!

Deborah Secor
10-06-2003, 10:41 AM
I just can't figure out how I missed water?? Guess it was the car accident last weekend. We were pretty banged up and I slept for a few days. But I LOVE water and need an excuse (reason) to get back into the studio. I'll sign up, really I will...

I'm so enjoying all the work I see here and want to comment but need more time to do it justice. I'll be back!
Deborah

Mo.
10-06-2003, 06:23 PM
Plenty of time Deborah.... make sure you are fully recovered first.
Take care,

Mo.:)

leojacko
10-06-2003, 11:16 PM
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I love the colours you are using here.

Leo
:cat:

leojacko
10-06-2003, 11:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_oceanscape1.jpg

Lovely colours here, reminds me of a bilbical scene - parting of the waters maybe.

Leo
:cat:

E-J
10-07-2003, 01:21 PM
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As with the tower/seascape picture you posted the other day, I get the feeling that something momentous has begun to happen in this painting ... that water churning and parting as if it has a life of its own. It makes me think of a favourite fantasy novel of mine. Great work!

leojacko
10-08-2003, 02:07 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/27068/tn_water1wip3.jpg

This is my first entry for this project. I have found it difficult as I chose to work on a much smaller scale than my ususal pastel paintings.

My seas are rather grey I am afraid - maybe something to do with the colour of the North Sea which I look at most days. :D

Leo
:cat:

Dark_Shades
10-08-2003, 03:06 PM
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I like this....... like the strong colours of the rocks...... some nice shades for the sea, makes it more interesting than just grey :) ....... I always think when you get to the point when you are fiddling...... thats the time to stop..... because all you are doing is fiddling with it lol...... the only thing I did wonder about is such a light blue.... I might of been inclined to add a few darker ones here and there..... as in the front.... dont know.... just thoughts

leojacko
10-09-2003, 02:53 AM
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Thank you for your comments, Dark_Shades. You are right about the blue in the distance it really stands out as being wrong in the thumbnail.

Leo
:cat:

Mo.
10-10-2003, 06:33 PM
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Good work on the foreground water, lovely natural colours there, but the light blue band at the back catches the eye, the colour change is to drastic, perhaps as D.S. says some muted greens would do the trick, you have a good feel of distance taking the eye out to the open sea very nicely... love how the water changes colour around the rocks in the foreground, looks very realistic. A lovely painting all round.

Thanks for taking part, I'd like to see another from you. ;)

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-10-2003, 06:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/7997/tn_Boats_at_Cape_Porpoise_Maine.jpg

I can see why it's your favourite painting, it's peaceful and calming, reminds me of a lazy day's boating just drifting away with your thoughts.:)
The reflections are great , can see you enjoyed painting this one.

Well done and thanks for taking part.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-10-2003, 06:48 PM
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Well I for one am glad you took part and posted it.... for someone who is new to pastels, you have done very well, I love the vibrant loose strokes .... you've captured the scene so well.
Well done to you!

This scene is one of my favourites from the park near where I live, it's the little foot path/bridge that passes over the overflow of the lake, the other side of the little bridge the water gushes down like a torrent , tried a few times to take a pic of it, but can't seem to get close enough without endangering my life. :D

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-10-2003, 06:57 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6393/tn_FtAmherstlight.jpg

This was a challenge in that the day was hot and sunny and the ref photo I took showed water and sky with no color at all. I'm not too thrilled with the result.

And why ever not? I like it, I think it's great!!!
I'm a great fan of all your work... you forgot to say what size... let me guess 5 x 7?

Nice one Wendy!

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-10-2003, 07:00 PM
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LOL! Leo.... you must have sneaked that one in while I was commenting on your other one! :D

Now you have the WOW! factor... This is so much better, and I love the addition of the gulls.... Well done! :clap:

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-10-2003, 07:06 PM
Where my effort for the project is,..... I'm working a piece it's taken me about 4 hours in as many days so far..... Darn DIY is getting in the way :D... but I hope to get it finished over the weekend, at an hour a day, that will be about 6 hours .:D

Must say all the work I've seen so far really awesome work.

Well done to everyone!

Mo.:)

leojacko
10-11-2003, 01:48 AM
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Thanks for your comments Mo, and D-S. I feel a lot happier now that the bright blue has gone.

Those seagulls :evil: They get in most of my paintings. :D

There must have been 3,000 of them sitting in our harbour last night. I don't remember that many last year, they must have been having fertility treatment!

Leo
:cat:

leojacko
10-11-2003, 01:57 AM
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Hi Gina,

I like it a lot, you have some wonderful lush greens in there.

:D

Leo
:cat:

Dark_Shades
10-11-2003, 04:07 AM
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ohhh thats so much better now...... well done

Dark_Shades
10-11-2003, 04:10 AM
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Hi Gina....... good to see you again :) ...... glad you posted this....... got some really lovely colours in the water there....... and look at all those strokes

...... very impressive

mhimeswc
10-11-2003, 11:52 AM
I just looked at all the entries in this project, and they are all wonderful! I have not picked up my pastels (or watercolors either) for a few months, and this gives my some inspiration to get to work. Good job everyone!

Michelle

samby77
10-12-2003, 12:06 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

I love the green in the water. Very nice, cj!

Ceiliog
10-12-2003, 04:19 AM
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This is great - cant help thinking that she is about to lose her hat when that wave strikes

Dark_Shades
10-12-2003, 04:46 AM
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Love that wave........ congrats on all your goals and achievements
...... well done

E-J
10-12-2003, 06:47 AM
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Love those colours in the water nearest to us, and in the sky!

blissfullyunaware
10-12-2003, 07:24 AM
I've signed for this project
but I've got nothing done.

Stopped here this morning
to admire everyone.

Can't help but notice that
everyone posting here

Has got so much talent,
better get my act in gear!

Okay Okay...:p no dr Suess but you all bring out the poet in me. Everyone has done such lovely work! Wish to comment on all, that a super job that has been done by everyone.... but so many entries, I'll never be able to start painting ;) . Stopped here actually to get inspiration and happy to say its worked! :D Hopefully I'll be participating by tomorrow... well maybe.... Everyone take care and keep posting ... it is inspirational!

Sharon

leojacko
10-12-2003, 07:50 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/27068/tn_water1fin.jpg

Thank you D-S & E-J,

I'm looking at the image photos to see which next to tackle.

Leo
:cat:

sundiver
10-12-2003, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by Mo.
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6393/tn_FtAmherstlight.jpg
And why ever not? I like it, I think it's great!!!
I'm a great fan of all your work... you forgot to say what size... let me guess 5 x 7?
Nice one Wendy!Mo.:)

No, this one's a biggie- 8x10!:D
Thanks!

artist_pw
10-13-2003, 01:25 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Yallingup_WIP2a.JPG

Hi:

I think your work is progressing well and I just wanted to try to add some hopefully helpful suggestions. To try to increase the feeling of depth in your image, do try adding some yellows or warmer colors in the foreground, and on the horizon, you might try to make it a little lighter and towards the blue or grayer. Also, it might be good to keep in mind that the lightest lights and darkest darks in an actual landscape are more likely to occur in the foreground area than anywhere else. I hope this helps!

Mo.
10-13-2003, 06:01 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Yallingup_WIP2a.JPG

Love that luminous big roller, so full of light...this is a lovely painting.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-13-2003, 06:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

Well at last I have completed one, not terribly happy with the end result, the cam has not picked up the colours correctly, the sky should read a greyish green, with blue/purple clouds, the blues and greens in the sea should read a darker value, but there you go. Oil pastels on pastel paper.... sorry don't know which make.

Mo.:)

cjkelly
10-13-2003, 09:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

Thanks Samby, Ceiliog, D-S, and Mo for your comments.
Paula: thanks for your suggestions. The warmer tones I added to the foreground in the final entry seem to have been bleached out in the photographing and subsequent adjusting in PhotoImpact :rolleyes:
Will try toning down the horizon line though :D

cj

cjkelly
10-13-2003, 09:53 PM
Just thought I'd post an example of how differently images can appear using different methods of capturing.
While I was working on this project I decided to scan the picture (I was waiting for the camera batteries to charge up :) )
The image was clear, every stroke was visible, and the colours were much closer to the original. I then photographed subsequent stages and the difference was amazing. No matter how I tried to adjust the tone and contrast/brightness of the photo I could not get it clean enough - it was very 'cool' all over, and the pastel marks were indistinguishable.
A very interesting exercise - the unfortunate thing is I like to work larger than scanner size (even though I scanned the wave pic in by sections I found I left pastel powder all over the scanner!
:D )

SCANNER

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2003/26542-Yallingup_WIP2a.JPG

DIGITAL CAMERA

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2003/26542-Yallingup_WIP2.JPG

I'm sure there's plenty of others who can relate to this :(

cj

sundiver
10-13-2003, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by cjkelly

I'm sure there's plenty of others who can relate to this :(
cj

I certainly can, and I've had the opposite happen as well, as with my entry in the clouds project. The scanner version was the awful one.
Your painting is beautiful, btw!

leojacko
10-14-2003, 02:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

It looks great to me, love all those dark greens & blues.

Where is this? Holyhead?

Leo
:cat:

E-J
10-14-2003, 02:46 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

Your work on that wave is really beautiful, cj ... lovely impressionist strokes ... good on you! :clap:

spindrift
10-14-2003, 03:45 PM
So glad to see this topic, i love to paint water!
Heres a detail from a painting I did a while back..sorry about the quality, I had to use a digi cam.

Can I post more than one pic?

Hope to see more excellent paintings, well done guys.

Mo.
10-14-2003, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by leojacko
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

It looks great to me, love all those dark greens & blues.

Where is this? Holyhead?

Leo
:cat:

Thanks Leo, it's Godrevy Point Lighthouse in Cornwall.


Mo.:)

Mo.
10-14-2003, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by spindrift
So glad to see this topic, i love to paint water!
Heres a detail from a painting I did a while back..sorry about the quality, I had to use a digi cam.

Can I post more than one pic?

Hope to see more excellent paintings, well done guys.

Wow Spindrift! This is superb work!:clap: Welcome aboard:)

Have you signed up for the project?
You need to got to the first page of the project to sign up, then upload your pics to the project... you can enter as many pieces as you want, I'll look forward to seeing more of your excellent work.

If you have any problems let me know.

Where in South Wales are you living?

Mo.:)

Laura Shelley
10-15-2003, 12:04 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

This has a lovely surface texture! You are definitely on to something here. Scads of light bouncing off those thick, powdery drifts of color, which is a lot of what pastel is about, I think.

spindrift
10-15-2003, 03:56 AM
Hi Mo.
And many thanks for the welcome!

Thanks for the lovely comments, i'll stick a few more up if it's ok with you?

I love water and rarely paint anything else, here's the rest of the previous detail .

p.s.(Mo)..I forgot to say that i live in port talbot, where are you living ?

spindrift
10-15-2003, 04:02 AM
Sorry about the size of the images, im still trying to figure how to post them as thumbnails?

Mo.
10-15-2003, 05:46 AM
Hi Spindrift.... what you must do is go the the project page, where you signed up, on the left of the page alongside the ref pics, you will see where to upload your images, whether it's work in progress or finished, just click on one of these to upload your image, the thumbnail will be automatically generated for you, once it's uploaded you can give your work a title and a description about the piece....

Your work is absolutely superb, you sure know how to paint water.... keep them coming, I'm really enjoying these.

BTW... Not too far from you... I'm just outside Newport.... The new City. LOLOL!

Mo.:)

p.s. if you still get stuck send me a PM.

Forgot to ask do you work from ref pics, or is your work purley imagination? They are really terrific :clap::clap:

cjkelly
10-15-2003, 09:07 PM
Sundiver, E-J, MM: Thanks for taking the time to comment - I know I have a way to go yet with an impressionistic style, but at least now I feel I might have my feet on the right path.... :)

cj

Mary Robinson
10-17-2003, 12:55 AM
I've been working on this piece for several weeks now, and though I've posted it elsewhere on wetcanvas, I'd like to enter it as a water example. And thanks to all those that helped me with the piece. :) This is done on Canson Mi-Tientes grey, with a variety of soft pastels and pastel pencils. I used workable fixative inbetween layers. I blended some areas with my finger and other areas with a harder pastel pencil. And I must admit, the final piece is not even close to what I envisioned when I started, but I have reached a point where I know it is time to stop fiddling with it....so here it is....


Thanks
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2003/29489-IMAGE048.JPG

sundiver
10-19-2003, 02:28 PM
Akamorgie, go 2 posts back from yours and you'll find the instructions on how to post your (cool!) pic in the actual project.

Lilygirl
10-19-2003, 07:23 PM
So many lovely accomplished pictures! I have a way to go using dry pastels to paint water!! Mo, I love that lighthouse. I have a thing for lighthouses and yours is so lonely I felt it in the pit of my stomach.

This is a great project. Lily

Greeble
10-19-2003, 07:37 PM
Ok, well I finally added my entry, so now I can go look at everyones and read up on the comments!!

Jen

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:32 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30126/tn_island_point_l.jpg

Very, very nice - I really like the colors in this one!

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:34 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/15073/tn_mywater.jpg

Greeble!! Good to see you posting this one - a very different take on the theme of water - I would not have thought of it, very imaginative.

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:36 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/27068/tn_water1fin.jpg

I like the added touch of the gulls down by the water. Finished out nicely.

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/21887/tn_watersmall.jpg

Good water color and ripples on this one! Sorry you had trouble with the Senneliers, but alot of people have been having the same trouble and have gone on to other brands.

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

Mo: I like what I see on my monitor - it looks stormy and ready to rain.

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_033.jpg

Wow, you know your boats - all that rigging and the water whipping around - very, very nice.

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:42 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_036.jpg

This is so realistic looking, I got seasick. I'll bet this is impressive in person!

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6393/tn_FtAmherstlight.jpg


This looks so inviting - I want to be there! Nice one Sundiver!

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:46 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_ourayH2O.jpg

Not sure if I posted a comment on this before, but I admire that you are challenging yourself to do something you haven't done before. You have a definite style emerging and I like it!

Kathryn Wilson
10-19-2003, 08:47 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_waterfallette.jpg

I really like this one!

E-J
10-20-2003, 03:17 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30126/tn_island_point_l.jpg

Luscious, looks like an oil!

E-J
10-20-2003, 03:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14941/tn_water1.JPG

Gorgeous impressionist stuff. The use of colour still reminds me of Monet! Would love to see you do more in this style, Kat :clap:

Dark_Shades
10-20-2003, 08:32 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14941/tn_water1.JPG

This is absolutely wonderful Kat......... the colours and atmosphere brilliant....... infact.... I think this well could be my fav of yours todate...... excellent.... well done

Dark_Shades
10-20-2003, 08:34 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_033.jpg

WOW!!! >>>>>> what an action picture ..... so much to see and look at in this one...... Brilliant atmosphere...... feel quite sea sick lol.... dont envy them at all out in that weather

:clap: well done indeed!!!

Dark_Shades
10-20-2003, 08:35 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30126/tn_island_point_l.jpg

Wonderful effect....... great colours

Dark_Shades
10-20-2003, 08:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6393/tn_FtAmherstlight.jpg

You are too hard on yourself Wendy........ Id be thrilled with it if it was mine...... I just love your colours..... I think it turned out delightful

Dark_Shades
10-20-2003, 08:38 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/15073/tn_mywater.jpg

Good one Greeble....... love the idea...... good colours too........ looking for more ideas of where you see water, rather than just sea and rivers etc.....

well done

Mo.
10-20-2003, 09:44 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/15073/tn_mywater.jpg

Nice one Jen... good for you for the novel thinking!

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-20-2003, 09:52 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14941/tn_water1.JPG

I like this loads, It's lovely to look at and beautifully painted, Love all the colours reflected in the water.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-20-2003, 09:57 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30126/tn_island_point_l.jpg

Not sure what is meant by " boonies".... your painting is super though, stunning use of contrasting colours, I like your technique very much!

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-20-2003, 10:05 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/21887/tn_watersmall.jpg

I disagree with you... I think your water spout is excellent, the only critism I have is the patterns formed on the water, they are too regular and uniform, breaking these up would be better, the colour of the water and the actual spouting water is superb!

It must be frustrating when the pastels don't perform well, I've not tried the soft Senneliers, only their oil pastels, and have to say didn't like those very much.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-20-2003, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by Lilygirl
So many lovely accomplished pictures! I have a way to go using dry pastels to paint water!! Mo, I love that lighthouse. I have a thing for lighthouses and yours is so lonely I felt it in the pit of my stomach.

This is a great project. Lily

Lily thanks you! :)... Go on have a try, it doesn't have to be a seascape, it can be anything.... as long as there is water in the painting somewhere.

Mo.:)

Mo.
10-20-2003, 10:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_IMAGE048.JPG

What a wonderful imagination you have....this is beautiful!

Mo.:)

bcraver
10-21-2003, 05:05 PM
That is an American term for being out in the boondocks, way away from "civilization", out in the country, past the roads . . . etc. Get it? I knew what it meant, but did a search and turned up this interesting history of the word! (Being in Alaska we are quite familiar with the concept! We even have a special word for being out in the villages - the Bush - i.e. Bush Pilots of Alaska)

Boondocks
Derived from the Tagalog word bundok, meaning mountain, "boondocks" became part of American vocabulary during the Philippine-American War. Mountainous terrain offered refuge and strategic advantages to Filipinos fighting for their country's independence, and patrolling the boondocks became a common task for the U.S. military as it sought to eliminate resistance to U.S. rule. The boondocks were a contested terrain. They were bases of resistance. In American usage the word means hinterland, back country, or a remote and underdeveloped area.
:)

Dark_Shades
10-21-2003, 05:19 PM
lol thanks for that bcraver....... thought it was something to do with a TV prog like Teletubbies :D hee hee..... we have a similiar word for the same sort of thing ...... 'out in the sticks'

Mo.
10-21-2003, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the explanation BC...that is now another piece of history I did't know about, :D.... I'm living in the sticks here as D.S says, Boonies has a much nicer ring to it though!

Mo.:)

Laura Shelley
10-22-2003, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by kyle
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/21887/tn_watersmall.jpg

Good water color and ripples on this one! Sorry you had trouble with the Senneliers, but alot of people have been having the same trouble and have gone on to other brands.

I certainly am hearing that a lot. Some of the Sennelier colors are marvelous, but I wouldn't buy a big assortment again.

Thanks for commenting!

MM

Laura Shelley
10-22-2003, 10:59 PM
Originally posted by Mo.


I disagree with you... I think your water spout is excellent, the only critism I have is the patterns formed on the water, they are too regular and uniform, breaking these up would be better, the colour of the water and the actual spouting water is superb!

I agree entirely on the water patterns. Man, did I fiddle with those ripples--I took a stiff brush to the whole water surface at one point and entirely redid the area, and it STILL looks like green beach sand or something. :)

Thanks for your comments! I appreciate them very much.

MM

pampe
10-23-2003, 05:25 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_waterfallette.jpg

This is really a lovely piece!

pampe
10-23-2003, 05:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_IMAGE048.JPG

Interesting and well rendered!

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 01:51 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcconcretewater.jpg

Great work,Carly! I think that painting wet things is often more difficult than painting bodies of water. You've done a good job of making that pavement look wet and even slippery.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 01:55 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_Indian_Summer.jpg

Dawn, I see nothing child like in this work. It is a lovely serene work of art. Your pallette is one of the softest I've seen. When I try a soft pallette like that I get a washed out , faded look, but you manage to get depth and interest with a mystical touch to all your work. I'm a fan!

Oh, and I think it's time for you to give in and admit that maybe you are getting used to greens...you can still have wine without whine:p

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:06 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_oceanscape1.jpg

Very believable job on the foam on the waves. Interesting subject. I can really see why those rocks would draw your attention.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:08 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_IMAGE048.JPG

This one has the look and feel of a sci fi book cover...Love it! Great mood and the sky is terrific.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:10 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9270/tn_south_stack.jpg

Don't know where South Stack is but can sure see where it got it's name. This is a beautiful painting. I can almost smell the sea salts in the air.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:12 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcforegroundpuddles.jpg

there are all those lovely unexpected colors of nature that my eye does not see unless viewing one of your paintings. Delightful!

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:14 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

Nice tecfhnique CJ. Where is this? It almost looks like there is a whole in the beach making a swimming pool.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:15 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/7997/tn_Boats_at_Cape_Porpoise_Maine.jpg

Great job on the boats Claude. I can see why this sould be a favorite. I can certainly see Maine here.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:17 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14534/tn_Pastelwater.JPG

Nice impressionistic work. Really well done for having a limited range of colors to work with.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:18 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/15073/tn_mywater.jpg

LOL, this is fun!

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:20 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_sea.gif

Did you posterize the image? On my screen, it looks very pixelated. Is that how you painted it? wish I could see what the real painting looks like. I'm sure it's lovely.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:22 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14941/tn_water1.JPG

Oh, good one. Great use of color here and I really like the stroke work.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:24 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/11811/tn_REFLEC%7E2.jpg

Very pretty piece! Almost an oriental flavor. I love those autumn colors.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:25 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30126/tn_island_point_l.jpg

Where to start...Marvelous colors! Great style! Very painterly! I really like this one.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:27 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/27068/tn_water1wip3.jpg

Looks finished to me. Very nice work. Has a watercolor feel to it.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:30 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/21887/tn_watersmall.jpg

I think your waterspout came out quite well. Interesting to read about the technique you usede for it. Will have to try that. Great view you chose as your subject!

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:33 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

Mo. this is quite nice. wish we could see the real painting. I've noticed that cameras have a difficult time distinguishing some blues and greens...seem to get them mixed up. So I am imagining this greyed down and I like it.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:34 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_033.jpg

Really dramatic! Bet the full painting is a stunner.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:36 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_036.jpg

Oh...uh...wow! This is so believable I can't look at it much without my stomach churning. The movement is making me dizzy. Great job.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:37 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6393/tn_FtAmherstlight.jpg

Actually, I've seen days like this on the shore and I think you have portrayed it well.

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_ourayH2O.jpg

Can't say how the rest of the landscape worked, but your cropped version here works very well. Good job!

Mikki Petersen
10-25-2003, 02:40 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_waterfallette.jpg

Good experiment. Wonderful effect! It all works well.

bnoonan
10-25-2003, 11:48 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30126/tn_island_point_l.jpg



Wow - this is gorgeous!!! I love your application of pastels and would love to know more about how you've done it.

I've only seen your other posting in Katherine's and I have to say I'm a huge fan already. Lovely work.

Barb

guilliame
10-26-2003, 03:13 PM
Hi Mo,saw this fri when i was flipping thro the threads,there are so many good paintings posted already and i imagine many more to come,so well done everyone so far,its going to take me ages to go thro and comment,anyway signed up and i have done 2 of your ref pics already:D

Mikki Petersen
10-26-2003, 04:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_sea.gif

I think you've done a good job on the breaking waves and the see behind it is very believable. I also like the rocks. Guess I just like the painting.

guilliame
10-27-2003, 11:26 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcconcretewater.jpg

Hi CHG ,I like this one i get impression from your pastels strokes it is still raining:)

guilliame
10-27-2003, 11:32 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/250/tn_wcforegroundpuddles.jpg

Hi CHC,I love the colours in this and the trees and foliage are supermmy nit pic is the perspective on the building:D

guilliame
10-27-2003, 11:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_IndianSummer1.jpg

DS.nice soft touch on this one,the water looks good,like it :)

guilliame
10-27-2003, 11:45 AM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_Indian_Summer.jpg[/IMG

Hi again,trying to work my way thro all the posts :D like the light filtering thro on to the shore and the water and reflections are really really good:)

guilliame
10-27-2003, 11:53 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_ourayH2O.jpg

Hey SeetbabyJ,your landscape is pretty good and i just love the water bubbling thro those rocks:)

guilliame
10-27-2003, 11:58 AM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/9169/tn_waterfallette.jpg[/IMG
Hi again,lets hope we see some more fooling around with those senneliers,this is really good:D

guilliame
10-27-2003, 12:05 PM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/27068/tn_water1fin.jpg[/IMG
Hey leojacko,glad you made those changes,it was good before, now it's brill:D

guilliame
10-27-2003, 12:16 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_033.jpg

Hey spindrift,another WOW,i really like these studies:)

guilliame
10-27-2003, 12:21 PM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_036.jpg[/IMG

HI again,WOW again,excellent work, hope you will post more like this but if you do i'll have to take my seasickness tablets first before looking lol :D

Greeble
10-28-2003, 11:07 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_oceanscape1.jpg

The foam certainly turned out well this time. :)

Jen

Greeble
10-28-2003, 11:11 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_IMAGE048.JPG

This is a wonderful fantasy painting. As others have said, it looks like a bookcover (one that would tempt me to read the book)

:D

Greeble
10-28-2003, 11:14 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

Beautifully done. I love the colors in the water and really wish I could go swimming there!

Jen

Greeble
10-28-2003, 11:17 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=28296

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14534/tn_Pastelwater.JPG

I like this one. It looks so different from far away, a nice wet landscape, but almost looks abstract from close up.

Jen

Greeble
10-28-2003, 11:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29233/tn_Picture_033.jpg

This is absolutley wonderful! Wasn't pleine aire was it... :D

Jen

guilliame
10-28-2003, 01:11 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/21887/tn_watersmall.jpg

Hey MadameManga,unusual pic but i like very much the texture of the stonework in this,some nice strokes in the water too nice one:)

guilliame
10-28-2003, 01:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

Mo,nice one tho,the blue and greens in the sea show up on my monitor and there is plenty of movement there and i like the effect of the wave,only the sky shows up a bit flat:D

guilliame
10-28-2003, 01:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/26542/tn_Yallingup_Fin.jpg

Hi cj,love this one,the wave is good but i really like the effect of the foam and water to the right of the wave,and the figure is super,makes the pic :D :clap:

leojacko
10-29-2003, 01:09 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Pacific_Black_Ducks_WIP2.JPG

This is lovely already

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Can't wait to see the finshed pic.

Leo
:cat:

Deborah Secor
10-29-2003, 10:25 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Pacific_Black_Ducks_WIP2.JPG

Wow! This is looking just great. The water is excellent...and deleting the wall in front of the ducks is much better. I feel they can paddle off now.

I plan to shoot some photos and submit here soon, too. Just need more TIME in a day, y'know?

:D
Deborah

Greeble
10-29-2003, 10:46 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Pacific_Black_Ducks_WIP2.JPG

Oh my, I just saw this, it is wonderfull! The water is so.... wet

I suppose more contrast would make it look better but it looks gorgeous as is! :clap:

Jen

Dark_Shades
10-29-2003, 11:54 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Pacific_Black_Ducks_WIP2.JPG

FANTASTIC WATER :clap: :clap: :clap: ... will look forward to seeing it when you have finished too....... well done

calowa
10-29-2003, 08:56 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/12116/tn_IndianSummer1.jpg

I love the serenity you have portrayed in this painting. There is nothing I can see wrong with the greens.

Mary Robinson
10-30-2003, 03:29 PM
Hi there,

I'm betting most of you have seen this already, however, I was asked to post here and the Cloud project, so here it is...



Ta Da....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Oct-2003/29489-wipseascape16.jpg


Thanks,


Mary

Mikki Petersen
11-01-2003, 02:47 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14550/tn_Sierra_creek_%282%29.jpg

I know it was the October project...I started it in October...

The painting is much richer in color than is shown on my monitor. I have discovered that my whoop de do laptop does not do a good job of displaying the art images so I have no idea what you will see.

I spent about ten hours on this one. I was most challenged by the varied lighting in the setting. The reference photo was taken on a very bright, crisp fall afternoon around 4:00pm. Unlike still lifes, I find that outdoor lighting is tricky because there are shadows and light in all odd places. I guess it is more like doing a still life where the light source is aimed down on the subject at a slight angle. Tricky to get it right. Anyway, I'm generally pleased with this and only wish you could view the original which is much more dramatic than this image.

Kathryn Wilson
11-01-2003, 03:44 PM
Mary: I had not seen the final version of this cloud/water painting. It is wonderful and you should be very happy with it. How cleaver of you to do two Projects in one - :D


Mikki: My monitor shows this with a big punch!! No lack of color here. What a cool, crisp autumn day that must have been!! Very, very nice - :D

Mikki Petersen
11-01-2003, 03:51 PM
thank you Kat for letting me know about the monitor image. Thank you also for commenting on my painting.

Mo.
11-01-2003, 06:10 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_red_rocks0002.gif

Nice one Guilli, good realistic rocks and water.

Mo.:)

Mo.
11-01-2003, 06:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_lilies.gif

Well done Guilli, i like this one.... ...two entries, you've been busy, looks like you ejoyed the project......touch of Monet here, but maybe some blues in the highlights?

Mo.:)

Mo.
11-01-2003, 06:16 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_sea.gif

Hey Guilli, apologies, you have three entries. WOW! You must like water.:)... this is the best of the three..... the sea in the background is lovely as is the rocks, can see what you mean about the breaking waves though, they look a little stiff, but I'm sure you'll conquer that! Super! :clap:

Mo.
11-01-2003, 06:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30667/tn_spring_mill.jpg

What a lovely peaceful scene.

Mo.:)

Mo.
11-01-2003, 06:29 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/29489/tn_wipseascape16.jpg

Brilliant painting, the atmosphere gives me shudders! I can feel the storm ...it really is electric. (pun intended here).
:clap::clap:

Mo.:)

Mo.
11-01-2003, 06:34 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14550/tn_Sierra_creek_%282%29.jpg

Mikki.......this is such a beautiful array of colours, they are so bright and clear.....gorgeous!....You've done what you intended......the lighting is fantastic, superb super work...I love it!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Mo.:)

Dark_Shades
11-02-2003, 12:36 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_lilies.gif

This is great Guilly....... like the lightness of the water, gives it the feeling you can just see under the surface

Dark_Shades
11-02-2003, 12:37 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/6932/tn_red_rocks0002.gif

another good one Guilly......... great feeling of warmth and sunshine ....... could do with that right now lol

Dark_Shades
11-02-2003, 12:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/30667/tn_spring_mill.jpg

This is absolutely charming ..... well done, like this alot...... there seems to be something about a white building with a red roof, that is so appealing .... you should really be pleased with this one

Dark_Shades
11-02-2003, 12:40 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/14550/tn_Sierra_creek_%282%29.jpg

Wow Mikki...... this is a stunner :clap: ..... you have set out and achieved all what you wanted to do ..... absolutely well done

....... you too, have grown so much over the year ...... its good to see you posting again

Dark_Shades
11-02-2003, 12:41 PM
:clap: claps to everyone....... I think every single entry has been brilliant....... well done to all :clap:

Mikki Petersen
11-02-2003, 07:40 PM
Thanks Dawn for your kind remarks! Wet Canvas has been a wonderful learning tool for us both I think. And we get to have so much fun, too!

stonewhiteclown
11-07-2003, 02:57 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/completed/5154/tn_lighthouse.jpg

I like this one, water looks great to me, very vivid indeed! Only lighthouse seems kinda smallish compared to waves and landscape details. Otherwise ok, I imagine it looks quite colourful and fresh in reality.

Mo.
11-07-2003, 07:51 PM
Thankyou very much Stone:)...... the lighthouse is a small one, this is just a little rock off the coast of Cornwall, actually quite near to the shore, called Godrevy Lighthouse, must admit I'm not a brilliant landscape/seascape artist, but it was fun to do, why don't you enter?.....The project is still open, would like to see your work.

Mo.:)

cjkelly
11-19-2003, 12:22 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Pacific_Black_Ducks_413.JPG

Still going.....I'm just gradually plugging along with it between other things. The big feather needs toning down a bit - looking at the image on the computer it almost pokes me in the eye!!

cj

Mikki Petersen
11-19-2003, 02:29 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/543/progress/26542/tn_Pacific_Black_Ducks_413.JPG

You are doing beautifully on the ducks, and on the water for that matter. The only problem I can see is there is no tonal variation. Why not try adding some dark greens to the water? and giving your ducks some deeper shadowing? Anyway, this is really coming out beautifully.