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trafford
08-01-2014, 06:46 AM
Hi, everyone. Here we are in the middle of summer, and for some, winter,

Nothing new this month, but we would love to hear some of your ideas for projects in the fall.

I thought we could fill the cafe with art, photos, poems and vacation sketch books...anything you like....maybe a cafe arty recipe or two as well. Make August a fun time here. Lets see what you are up to.

janet :heart: :heart:

brianvds
08-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Around here, the first signs of impending summer: it is not quite as cold in the mornings anymore, and the masked weaver males have turned into their yellow summer coats and are enthusiastically building nests.

Whether I'll have much time for art remains to be seen: as usual, things are going wild at work. :-)

artbyjune
08-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Hi Brian and Janet. I am still waiting for my laptop...so I may go to the shop tomorrow and see if its fixed yet..its been away a month.

Luckily, I have an old laptop which is starting to behave itself now that I am deleting the backlog from its memory!!

I am keen on making found poem journals these days.

I am also experimenting with watercolour.

Looking forward to seeing everyones summer work. Sketchbook entries and so forth...

Also would love to hear from you if you have ideas for new projects for winter.

:thumbsup:

trafford
08-04-2014, 08:26 AM
Ny new computer came with an app called Fresh Paint and I have been struggling along trying to get control over my movements. Here is my best effort so far.....but it took forever.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2014/42757-fresh_paint.jpg

trafford
08-04-2014, 08:35 AM
Making this today, my favorite bread:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2014/42757-buttermilk_bread.jpg

Buttermilk bread...you can throw anything inyo the basic recipe

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-buttermilk-quick-bread-with-10-different-variations-164621

artbyjune
08-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Beautiful bread, Janet! I have never got to grips with digital painting programmes. My laptop is back..holding my breath to see if it works. This msg is still on a small tablet. I ordered a new printer. I hope to have it by the end of the week. Its an A3 (12 by 16 ins) so that should be fun!

artbyjune
08-04-2014, 01:41 PM
The lady digi painting you did is awesome Janet. I couldn't imagine doing it . It must take a lot of control...I may have a paint programme on my laptop...maybe I will try it someday.

brianvds
08-10-2014, 10:38 PM
I would think digital painting would be easier if one uses a tablet and stylus. Can't afford that, so here is something more traditional, albeit a cross post from the miniature forum, ACEO size in ballpoint pen and watercolour:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Aug-2014/142294-2014_Overgrown_cabin_ballpoint_and_WC_ACEO.JPG

trafford
08-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Nice cabin Brian. You must have a whole collection of tiny paintings by now. Are you still giving them away?

I'm back doing regular art...the digital is too time consuming, and my hand jerks all over the place. I have a stylus and a soft screen.....but it's still a pain. I do like to use it as finger paint.

Have a nice day :cool:

brianvds
08-14-2014, 10:07 PM
Nice cabin Brian. You must have a whole collection of tiny paintings by now. Are you still giving them away?

Some, though I don't really have all that many people around to give them to. :-)

Here's the latest ACEO: a sketch after Fragonard:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Aug-2014/142294-2014_After_Fragonard_ACEO.JPG

Muddied the colours a bit, something that is frightfully easy to do with watercolour.

I'm back doing regular art...the digital is too time consuming, and my hand jerks all over the place. I have a stylus and a soft screen.....but it's still a pain. I do like to use it as finger paint.

I have seen some brilliant work done digitally, but it is not something i have ever wanted to do myself. There is really nothing like the feeling of real pencils and brushes in the hand. :-)

brianvds
08-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Two sketches after the masters.

Hals:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2014/142294-000_0001.JPG

And Vermeer:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2014/142294-000_0002.JPG