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Charlie's Mum
01-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Time to display our best paintings from last year.:)

You are invited to post ONE painting from 2014 -

it must be acrylic,
it must have been posted in this forum last year
you must include a link to the thread in which it features.

When you post please tell us why you have chosen that particular work:was it
- your best?
- the one you learned most from?
- the one which gave you most pleasure to paint?
- any other reason?

Your choice may have been shown in your own thread or in any of the challenge threads in the forum.

Please note that we will remove work if they do not fit the above criteria.:)

Please do not comment on any other work shown here but if you do wish to comment, follow the link to the individual thread, I'm sure that would be appreciated!:)

Charlie's Mum
01-04-2015, 09:26 AM
This was one for the June Different Strokes challenge - on mountboard - approx 13"x9.5" (odd size as these are all off-cuts of the boards from framing!)
It's the Gatineau Park image from the references.

I chose this one as I seldom do landscapes and needed to try to stay loose! It was an enjoyable couple of hours painting!:)


Original thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1352372&page=4&highlight=Strokes), post #160

01-04-2015, 11:15 AM
I can't say why this is my favorite except that perhaps I feel stronger in this new style I've been using. It's fun for me though not as easy as I originally thought it would be. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361379


01-04-2015, 12:38 PM

Original thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368386)

01-04-2015, 10:59 PM
This was an experiment ITSO Leroy Nieman. Pushed the palette to enhance the action. Donated it to minor league booster club for their silent auction. Turned out it never made it to the auction table. The GM of the baseball team has it hanging in his office. He bought it for $25.



01-05-2015, 11:57 AM
It was fun to paint this Christmas card using my brother-in-law and his grandchildren, influenced by the style of Raphael.



01-05-2015, 12:33 PM

Crossroads Indian Summer

This one best shows the area I live in and the lovely Autumn colors.

Happy New Year, Derek

01-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Done from a photo I took at a local museum. This one was a bit challenging because of overexposure of the view outside and the shading on the log walls. But I like how it turned out in the end.

10x8" on canvas board



01-06-2015, 01:46 AM
Here is my selection for 2014:


Originally posted here:


A picture from a photo I took in 2010 while on a trip to Ireland. I think it's my best from last year, but it's also where my mother used to spend summers with her mother when she was a small child in the 1930s.

01-06-2015, 10:06 PM
I chose this one just because I like it! 820067 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1364083

Kathrin G.
01-11-2015, 03:40 PM
I am posting my Jaguar painting which is titled "Out of the dark"
Its my only painting in 2014 so the choice was made for me in that regard.



01-11-2015, 11:29 PM
I painted this for the Different Strokes Challenge in October.
18" X 24" Acrylic on Canvas
Title Naked and Afraid in Costa Rica
Photo Source Paul Sherman http://paintmyphoto.ning.com/photo/sri-lankan-leopard


01-12-2015, 12:12 PM
I painted this one actually right towards the end of the year. The title is "Rising" and depicts my German Shorthaired Pointer on point with a flushing pheasant. I chose this piece for two reasons; 1. I feel this is the best work on any structure that I've done so far and still being relatively new, I feel I made some good strides in this work; 2. I ended up giving this painting to my Grandfather for his 92nd birthday and he really enjoyed it.

Here is the link to the original thread: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368850


01-16-2015, 03:10 PM
Wild Autumn
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2015/201970-ACR044-12X16-1114-L.jpg Original Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1366012)

03-05-2015, 01:49 PM
I only showed 4 last year. This is one of them. the Original thread is here (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1360822)

Acrylics on canvas, 24x24".


03-13-2015, 12:13 PM
This was my favorite for the year, and I have it hanging in my front room.

I like the sky the most, but also it reminds me of where I grew up.

First posted here; http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1367997


03-13-2015, 03:49 PM
This was a Christmas gift for the owners of the felines.


Find the thread here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1368217

03-20-2015, 09:12 PM
This is my favourite painting in the acrylics forum for 2014. It was painted from an outing in the spring on a local lake with my grandson in one of our kayaks.


Find the thread here :http://www.wetcanvas.com./forums/showthread.php?t=1357233