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idylbrush
03-01-2015, 05:54 AM
Get those canvases and brushes ready. Time to start fresh.

Easterneye
03-01-2015, 11:00 AM
Tennyson Downs Isle of Wight





http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/layerroad/Paintings/11024796_10152779809074506_3333478674885144323_n_zpsjjzqxswr.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/layerroad/media/Paintings/11024796_10152779809074506_3333478674885144323_n_zpsjjzqxswr.jpg.html)

danielscott2008
03-02-2015, 01:13 AM
Hey Everyone, New hobbyist. What do you think? V/r, Daniel

Fox_eNova
03-02-2015, 08:54 PM
Nice work Daniel! Welcome to the acrylic lounge.

Fox_eNova
03-02-2015, 09:56 PM
Started this last month, made a little progress. WIP reflections need more stones toward the back.
C&C always welcome
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_harbor_04.jpg

Bob in Florida
03-02-2015, 10:23 PM
Just finished this. Not completely happy with it. I struggle with the fur. Drives me crazy.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2015/1966537-FullSizeRender_33.jpg

danielscott2008
03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
I love it. He looks so fluffy!

cliff.kachinske
03-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Easterneye, peaceful landscape. I like it.

Daniel, nicely rendered.

Eric, looking good. That cloud looks ominous. What do you think about putting a little movement into the reflections of the yellow buildings?

Bob I think the fur around the face, ears and top of the head is very well rendered. I like the painting.

idylbrush
03-03-2015, 05:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2015/36241-image.jpg

Work in progress. First painting in a very long time.

Fox_eNova
03-03-2015, 11:59 PM
Interesting piece Howard. Good to see ya back doing some art work and outta wood shop.
Bob, I've been a dismal failure at animal portraits. This was done well, the snout and eyes are perfect, but the ears are a bit confusing to me. Have no clue how to fix it.

Fox_eNova
03-05-2015, 03:17 PM
I did the rain water on the walkway and wall, but am not real happy with it.
In looking at the pic here I think the back end of the wall needs to be a bit lighter. Still have a lot of fixes and details to do.
C&C welcome.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_harbor_05.jpg

Jenafern
03-14-2015, 08:35 PM
Hello all,
I've been trying my hand at some impressionistic type works. They are fun to do, and I know impressionistic works aren't really defined (except by the mind's eye.. or somesuch), but I'm having trouble trying to define my landscape. I'm placing my strokes along the contours of the landscape and try to use less saturated colors in the distance, but I'm having trouble sending the distant mountains 'to the back' and just differentiating each hill or tree (didn't even know I had a few trees in there, did ya? you see my problem).

These are a couple ACEOs I've done in this style. I'd appreciate any ideas anyone has in how to better define my landscapes here.

Thanks in advance! :)
Mountain Hayfield (ACEO):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/jenafern/sm4wc%20Mtn%20hayfield_zpswkwmoren.jpg

Mountains in Spring (ACEO):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/jenafern/sm4wc%20Mtn%20Spring_zpsztady3vj.jpg

tamiboo
03-15-2015, 03:26 PM
Just finished this little bee 12"x16" on canvas

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Mar-2015/9848-image.jpg

cliff.kachinske
03-16-2015, 08:59 AM
Hello all,
I've been trying my hand at some impressionistic type works. They are fun to do, and I know impressionistic works aren't really defined (except by the mind's eye.. or somesuch), but I'm having trouble trying to define my landscape. I'm placing my strokes along the contours of the landscape and try to use less saturated colors in the distance, but I'm having trouble sending the distant mountains 'to the back' and just differentiating each hill or tree (didn't even know I had a few trees in there, did ya? you see my problem).

These are a couple ACEOs I've done in this style. I'd appreciate any ideas anyone has in how to better define my landscapes here.

Thanks in advance! :)


A landscape is a landscape no matter the style. So maybe finding a tutorial here on WC or on the web in general will help you.

That said, you're very close to having some really nice paintings here. When I step back to viewing distance the paintings begin to look landscapey. You need to soften the brush strokes on distant things and cut down the contrast.

I don't know what you mean by "less saturated." Normally you reduce color saturation by adding a complement or black or grey. All the colors seem to have the same degree of saturation, or chroma.

Use cooler colors in the background and reduce the contrast back there.

Easterneye
03-17-2015, 01:42 AM
Morning light in the park


http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/layerroad/Paintings/acrylic%20park_zpstgei4kbo.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/layerroad/media/Paintings/acrylic%20park_zpstgei4kbo.jpg.html)

Fox_eNova
03-17-2015, 10:44 PM
Looks Great. My old eyes had your water horizon going up hill a bit on the left side. However, in a line check, you're dead on. perhaps the edge vegetation needs little more contrast to the water color. or it's camera magic?

cliff.kachinske
03-18-2015, 08:37 AM
Morning light in the park


http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff390/layerroad/Paintings/acrylic%20park_zpstgei4kbo.jpg (http://s1233.photobucket.com/user/layerroad/media/Paintings/acrylic%20park_zpstgei4kbo.jpg.html)

I like this. It's a very calm and pleasant painting, harmonious, nice brush work, good sense of depth, sky well done, water well done and so on.

Not sure about having the brightest spot dead center in the painting. I violate the rule of thirds myself sometimes, but always end up wondering if the painting could have been more interesting.

Also not sure about the reflections on the left. The images in the water don't seem to match what's on the shore.

Easterneye
03-18-2015, 04:09 PM
Thankyou kindly for your comments .

Fox ,, that horizon / water line is bang on , I always measure both sides of any painting and lightly rule in my horizon ,, mabe an illusion .

Stumble you are correct , this was something I pondered over , and I was wrong to place it where I did , I should have placed it one third to the left .

Will be more careful with my reflections in future ,, although I don't like to make things too photo ( ish )

Bob in Florida
03-18-2015, 10:43 PM
Haven't looked at this thread since the beginning of the month. Some nice work being done and poster.

I'm currently doing a portrait of an Indian woman and will post the results here when finished. I've posted my WIP in the Southwest/western art forum.

meggs
03-19-2015, 12:14 AM
I have started working on this, a friend sent me the reference photo and I just want to see if I can pull it off. I worked on the clouds last night. Some hilighting still to be done.
It is all being painted in what I understand to be Chroma black and white... Correct me if Im wrong.
Still have a long way to go....I cant copy faithfully and dont try to. Im also using a recycled canvas, which now has a lot of texture, making it all just a little more difficult.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2015/200778-WIP.JPG

Easterneye
03-19-2015, 01:29 AM
Love the clouds so far

I,m sure you will pull it off

Looking forward to the next shot

meggs
03-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Easterneye,.... thanks so much for your comment and confidence.. I havent managed to much since that last posting, Life keeps getting in the way. However Im happy with the little I have acheived.. Got a new camera so expect a photo soon. Thanks again. What a pity we cant line the posts up side by side... that really shows the many changes that take place however small. :wave:

Fox_eNova
03-21-2015, 01:26 AM
Clouds look awesome!

Fox_eNova
03-21-2015, 06:09 AM
Started this today. It's a gift for my wife's hair dresser's Hair & Tan shop.
She makes house calls and rearranges both hairs on my bald head. :lol:
Still have some detailing and clean-up to do.
C&C Always Welcome
36x24 Canvas panel, acrylics.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2015/1714334-Trish.jpg

PattiLou
03-21-2015, 10:18 AM
Cool!

tbezesky
03-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Idylbrush, I just started painting again too! Great start! It feels good!

This is what I'm working, not quite finished. "School Under the Trees." It's for an auction to raise money to build a school in Africa.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2015/11381-image.jpg

tbezesky
03-21-2015, 11:42 AM
delete

tbezesky
03-21-2015, 12:52 PM
EasternEye, looks very serene, and I especially like the water and trees.
Meggs your clouds are looking good the water looks deep dark and mysterious.
Eric your picture will be perfect in a salon, nice!

tbezesky
03-21-2015, 01:02 PM
Dan, the fish is my favorite, it flows nicely!
Eric your scene is very charming!
Jen I love the texture in your paintings!
Tami your bee is very life like, and the fur is well done!

meggs
03-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Fox_eNova... what an excellent composition... really stylish.. cant wait to see the final. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=1714334)

tbezesky... will be watching to see this develop.

easterneye... what a lovely peaceful scene..

I havent had a great deal of time on this, only managed to sharpen outline of mountains and start introducing light and shade into the water.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2015/200778-Wip2_001.JPG
(http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/member.php?u=1714334)

Fox_eNova
03-22-2015, 01:01 AM
Meg, that looks good, distance is perfect to cloud size. Looking forward to see the finished work.

I am calling my lady finished. I think it is done and I am happy with it.
However, it almost looks like an advertizing poster or clip art. Not my intent.
Does it need more BG graphicsm, color or ???, or leave it alone.
I wanted minimal color, etc. This is a gift, a contemporary portrait of the receiver. (victim) :lol: I cheated with the hat, (I can't do facial portraits.)

C & C always welcome.
"Trish",24"x36", canvas panel, acrylics
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_Trish02.jpg

meggs
03-22-2015, 04:16 AM
Thanks Trish foryour comments..

I think your piece is perfect the way it is, to my eyes anyway.. Its stylish, has impact and draws the eye.... What more do you need.. :thumbsup:

meggs
03-22-2015, 07:16 PM
Made a little more headway last night. Still working on water before I lay in the moonlight, being a little hesitant about this. Bare bones of foreground cliff in place. Photo taken with flash.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Mar-2015/200778-wip3_001.JPG

Fox_eNova
03-22-2015, 11:12 PM
Perfect placement for flash glare :lol: gives the water a nice shimmer.

meggs
03-23-2015, 01:21 AM
Perfect placement for flash glare :lol: gives the water a nice shimmer.

Eric, I'll have you know I have worked damn hard to get that "Shimmer'' :lol: And I can prove it..... Photo without flash.... (poking out tongue):lol::lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2015/200778-wip3_002_resized.JPG

Fox_eNova
03-23-2015, 04:55 AM
Shimmer, its only what I can see, but not create..I tried and failed!
Meg, your painting looks great, the water is perfect. I was just giving you a little ribbing. I hate using gloss paints or gloss mediums as they are always sticky or thick. I prefer to paint very thin, no brush strokes. I can never get my water/wetness to look right. And when I flash photo the gloss. it really looks awful. IMHO. I tried angle shots and they work to subdue gloss/glare, but then the painting is askew and looks like crap.

meggs
03-23-2015, 07:21 AM
Eric, Im an aussie, we love taking the "Mickey" outa peeps.

I knew you were joking and returned in kind...

However I do know what you are saying.. I hate gloss mediums to,, I will use a Matte medium for small areas, but like you... I prefer to use very watery glazes over a large area and blend with a goat hair mop. I cant really take credit for my water... I tend to just play with the paint until I get an effect I like...

Sorta, slinging paint by the seat of my pants :lol::lol::lol::wave:

Fox_eNova
03-23-2015, 03:46 PM
Eric, Im an aussie .........
OMG, Ive been looking at it upside down all this time...:D

meggs
03-23-2015, 05:49 PM
OMG, Ive been looking at it upside down all this time...:D

HEY BOYO...... your on the bum end... we are into a new day before you..... :smug:

Imogene Thomas
03-23-2015, 08:50 PM
I've been staring at this for a couple of weeks, trying to decide if I am done. What do you think. All C & C welcome.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Mar-2015/157219-IMG_0542.JPG

meggs
03-23-2015, 10:35 PM
JT. looks Ok to me.... not an easy scene to paint... It doesnt matter how long you look at it, you will always find flaws and things you wish you had done differently..

To me they are a great indication to look back on and see your skill developing and growth in your artistic life... Seal it, hang it or pack... and move on..:lol:

Fox_eNova
03-23-2015, 11:54 PM
JT looks good. If it needs anything it would be more white an litght grey in the foreground snow maybe.

Fox_eNova
03-24-2015, 12:09 AM
Started this today, another mod red hat. :clear: 1st time using a foam board. When I gesso'd the face/paint side, the panel curved up length wise with almost a 1" arch/warp. Like the paint shrunk it on that side. So I gesso'd the back and she straighten right out. Learned something. :)
Anyway, have the basics in place.
C & C always welcome, 20" x 30" foam panel, acrylics
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_sultry_red_01.jpg

meggs
03-24-2015, 02:58 AM
I wish I knew what a foam board was...can you explain please. It sounds nice and light and ideal for a small frame painting. Im not sure we have this here. Will Google the term in Australia.
:confused:

Fox_eNova
03-24-2015, 10:53 AM
Megg here it is: Elmer's foam core board (http://www.utrechtart.com/Presentation,Elmers.utrecht?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand1_Elmers&9mtype=e&9mkw=15532631437&9mad=5878611769.2&9mraw=elmer%27s%20foam%20board&atrkid=V1ADC89DD2D45-896077404-k-15532631437-5878611769-e)
Yes, it's much lighter then canvas. Smooth as a baby's butt.
I did gesso mine since I wanted a black BG but it's not necessary otherwise. They also have it in black, just not where I buy. Hence..

Also available here: WHOLESALEARTSFRAMES.COM (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/WHOLESALEARTSFRAMES.COM)
http://www.foamboards.com.au/ (http://www.foamboards.com.au/)
(http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/WHOLESALEARTSFRAMES.COM)

Rick G
03-24-2015, 12:41 PM
Megg here it is: Elmer's foam core board (http://www.utrechtart.com/Presentation,Elmers.utrecht?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand1_Elmers&9mtype=e&9mkw=15532631437&9mad=5878611769.2&9mraw=elmer%27s%20foam%20board&atrkid=V1ADC89DD2D45-896077404-k-15532631437-5878611769-e)
Yes, it's much lighter then canvas. Smooth as a baby's butt.
I did gesso mine since I wanted a black BG but it's not necessary otherwise. They also have it in black, just not where I buy. Hence..

Also available here: WHOLESALEARTSFRAMES.COM (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/WHOLESALEARTSFRAMES.COM)
http://www.foamboards.com.au/ (http://www.foamboards.com.au/)
(http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/WHOLESALEARTSFRAMES.COM)

You might want to consider using gatorboard. It's about the same weight, but a lot stronger than foamcore. More expensive, of course, but foamcore seems a bit fragile to me for an original painting. Here's a good source for gatorboard, and it's available in both white and black:

http://www.artsupply.com/foamcore/gatorboard.htm

meggs
03-24-2015, 01:14 PM
Eric, Rick..Thanks for the info... I shall check with my local Hardware now I know what Im looking for.. keeping the the web addies just in case.
You learn something new every day :wave:

bluefish
03-24-2015, 03:00 PM
why would you do a permanent painting on 'foamboard'...the foam will only last a few years and the paper is not archival....it's O.K. for childrens work or display activities but don't waste you efforts doing good paintings on it!:eek:

if you want to utilize board, get 100% cotton heavy duty mat board....at least it is archival and will last....and you don't need the gesso....

masonite, available in a Home Depot type store is also good....untempered is recommended....gesso this surface...

i've also utilized thin sheets of aluminum, gessoed....nice and lightweight and firm...also plywood gessoed will work.....but heavy....

something to think about....

meggs
03-24-2015, 05:11 PM
Blue,..... Settle petal, dont get your knickers in a twist....:lol:

Im always on the lookout for a cheap support.. Masonite is also a possible, but then Id have to buy a circular saw......

Blue can you imagine what I could do with a circular saw :evil::evil::evil:


OK here is session 4 on WIP.. No flash... Im really pleased with this, finally have the water to my liking. Time to lay in the trees and head for the finish line.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2015/200778-wip4.JPG

TamiP
03-24-2015, 06:50 PM
That is striking meggs. Can't wait to see what it looks like with the trees.

meggs
03-24-2015, 08:02 PM
Tami, Thank you... Welcome to Wet Canvas, you will love it.. :wave:

bluefish
03-24-2015, 09:01 PM
I'm very impressed with your clouds...very realistic....I like it so far...keep up the nice work....:thumbsup:

meggs
03-24-2015, 11:14 PM
Kisses to Blue.... (Dont get use to it ) :lol:

Fox_eNova
03-25-2015, 05:11 AM
why would you do a permanent painting on 'foamboard'..

Blue: I make/use my own canvases most of the time or buy Fredrix panels. I needed something to practice my new airbrush on and did not want to waste one of my custom canvases. These are $1.65. This one will never be a gallery piece. :lol: Besides, once I'm gone, I could care less how long my paintings last...

Made a little progress today, playing with the air brush.
Not sure about that hat top. Poor girl's got small, short legs....:D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_sultry_red_02.jpg

meggs
03-25-2015, 06:27 AM
[QUOTE][/ Poor girl's got small, short legs.QUOTE]


Ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh the poor little deformed waif.. You cant leave her like that :crying: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Ok shutting up..:angel:

bluefish
03-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Eric...I was wondering how you got Meggs to model for you....:evil: :lol: :lol: :lol:

meggs
03-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Blue, sorry mate, case of mistaken identity there. I dont wear red. it use to clash with my hair, and Black made my skin look like milk.

Ya better put your glasses on, ya old fart. :lol::lol::lol::lol: I mean you came across the Delware with Washington.. didnt you say recently....

bluefish
03-25-2015, 11:32 AM
looking forward to seeing the trees in your painting, Meggs:thumbsup:

Fox_eNova
03-25-2015, 11:32 AM
Well, not all women are perfect !!! I can leave it and call it "Shorty in Red ".

Fox_eNova
03-26-2015, 06:14 AM
I lengthened Meg's legs, but her feet still need some resizing... tomorrow.
Got her face put on.. that was a bear. I copied one of my older paintings for the face. Ended up using a regular brush on her lips,
just not skilled or steady enough for air brush yet. This is after about 10 attempts. :crying: It's been using my new air tool, learned a lot.
C&C Always welcome
Up all nite..http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2015/1714334-bed.gif
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_sultry_red_04.jpg

bluefish
03-26-2015, 07:42 AM
Meggs is looking good....you are getting that air brush down pat....little more work on her gorgeous legs and a little here and there and you will have a very interesting painting....good job!:thumbsup:

Fox_eNova
03-26-2015, 10:32 PM
Thanks Blue. I just ruined it. Was not happy with part of her face/neck so I thought I would erase it. I wetter it down to soak the paint. I do this on my canvas's all the time. Once it is softened, scrape the paint off. Well this was foam board with paper skin. Paper got soaked, bubbled up and came off.
It's OK, This was just a practice/throw-away piece anyway. She was starting to look decent. My wife wants me to do her again...So, that's what's on my easel.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Mar-2015/1714334-WC_sultry_red_04_ruined.jpg

meggs
03-27-2015, 01:39 AM
Well Thank God for your wife.... Megs dont like being half on half off, she is an all or nothing gal.... I really liked the previous post, before you Stuffed it.... Small 'plates of meat' aside, you did Megs proud.
I have also found that when I want to remove acrylic paint from canvas, I spray and then add a HOT moist pad ... helps soften the paint to remove.



BTW, I called in at my local hardware shop yesterday, had a look at masonite and MDF... I went for the MDF panel.... Do either you or Blue have any tips to impart.. other than a good coat of Gesso first up.

All wisdom and experience greatly appreciated...:wave:

I hope to get back to work on mine tonight, if I can just get my mob to go home and have the house to myself again.... I should have moved further away!

bluefish
03-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Tip for you both....use 'isoprpyl alcohol', 91% to remove acrylic paint....acrylic will dissolve in alcohol....works like magic...

Meggs, gesso is fine on MDF...two coats, applied in 90 degrees of each other...you can sand if you require a smooth surface...I don't utilize because of the weight...it's heavy!

cliff.kachinske
03-27-2015, 07:54 AM
Eric, also be careful using a hair dryer to make the paint dry faster on foam core. It doesn't take much to melt the foam.

Don't ask how I know this.

meggs
03-27-2015, 08:19 AM
Blue must have a different sort of MDF over here. One of the reasons I decided on it was because it was so much lighter than masonite. MDF here can be scored and cut with a knife to size. :)

Priti
03-27-2015, 10:14 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2015/153387-For_-_web_-summer_garden.jpg

bluefish
03-27-2015, 10:57 AM
Meggs....be very careful wth that MDF.....it's a known 'carcinogen'....all sides and the ends have to be thoroughly sealed to prevent the slow evaporation of formeldahyde(spelling?)..do a seach on google.....100% cotton mat board ia a lot safer to utilize, IMHO!....

old_hobbyist
03-27-2015, 09:18 PM
Hey bluefish. Bet you didn't know that titanium dioxide, the opacifier in titanium white and gesso is also a known carcinogen! This is from its MSDS: "The substance may be toxic to lungs, upper respiratory tract. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."
Oh, I forgot to mention that many acrylic paint formulas, usually the earth colors, contain formaldehyde to minimize mold. But you already know that formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, right? So you'll need to avoid using burnt or raw sienna, burnt or raw umber, yellow oxide, red oxide, and so on.

old_hobbyist
03-27-2015, 09:25 PM
Alright, NEW SUBJECT...
Some painters are roughing out in acrylic and finishing in oils. Works fine. BUT this approach was marginalized in a regional show because the judging panel considered said paintings to be MIXED MEDIA.
COMMENTS?

cliff.kachinske
03-27-2015, 10:58 PM
Alright, NEW SUBJECT...
Some painters are roughing out in acrylic and finishing in oils. Works fine. BUT this approach was marginalized in a regional show because the judging panel considered said paintings to be MIXED MEDIA.
COMMENTS?

I can't comment without using words inappropriate to this genteel forum.

cliff.kachinske
03-27-2015, 11:01 PM
Priti, that painting is a knockout. Love it.

meggs
03-27-2015, 11:32 PM
I can't comment without using words inappropriate to this genteel forum.

Heres a few names that will fit in this forum for ya.... Bucket heads, durbrains, di*kheads, Yobbo's.... does that Help :lol:

meggs
03-28-2015, 12:00 AM
I took this photo this afternoon, just to get a different perpective of where I was at. I think a little more attention on the trees and some highlighting in the clouds, and Im done. I have only used Zinc white in this, as I want the lights to have that cool moonlight touch...

Looking at this, Im thinking that first foreground tree, needs to be a little more robust and a tree or two toward the bottom of the escarpment?????
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2015/200778-wip4.JPG

meggs
03-28-2015, 03:48 AM
Priti how gorgeous is this. Love everything about it

bluefish
03-28-2015, 07:43 AM
finishing the painting in oil!.....why, oh why, would anyone do that ?....

go to any museum in the world and look at classic oil painting and they all are cracking....it can't be stopped as long as in contact with air..notice that some paintings are under glass because the museum has deterred the cracking by removing the air and inserting an inert gas around the painting....

TamiP
03-28-2015, 11:20 AM
Priti - that's beautiful.

Meggs - Gorgeous. Not sure if it's the lighting in the room that's different, or if you changed the values a bit, but the overall look of the painting is lighter than before, but I love it. It's stunning.

meggs
03-28-2015, 11:56 AM
Tami the values have been changed thru using lighter glazing, also photo taken a different time of day.. Thanks for your comments. :wave:

TamiP
03-28-2015, 02:13 PM
I loved it before, but the extra little bit of lightness makes it even more appealing. It's really, really beautiful Meggs.

Easterneye
03-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Arles France from a photo

Painted on triple gesso primed MDF

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

cliff.kachinske
03-29-2015, 04:45 PM
easterneye, that's totally cool. I like.

cliff.kachinske
03-29-2015, 05:19 PM
Heres a few names that will fit in this forum for ya.... Bucket heads, durbrains, di*kheads, Yobbo's.... does that Help :lol:

Not looking for terms of endearment, thank you. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice painting.

idylbrush
03-29-2015, 07:35 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2015/36241-new-work.jpeg

Work in progress. Haven't been painting much over the last six months.

TamiP
03-29-2015, 07:39 PM
Oooh, I am sorry for starting that other post. I realize now I should have posted that in here. I have been in this thread, why I didn't think to do it/???? Senior moment???? Anyway, reposting, I'll see if I can delete the other one in a second.

Repost: Just at the sketch stage, but have the frame finished and ready to put on the easel. Sorry, I kind of cut off the bottom taking the shot and trying to stay out of the light.

I'll add any additional painting pics for Rack On to this thread.

Also, was in a very abstract mood today, so this was the result. It's not quite finished, but I alternate between hating it and loving it. LOL

meggs
03-29-2015, 10:42 PM
Sez Hey back to Cliff, AND I was previously being polite :lol:

Idylbrush, Interesting as always...

Tami... bold and beautiful..either emotion is good because it draws a response.

Easterneye,, fabulous reflections, nice comp. Im just about to try my hand on MDF for the first time.


Ok, Im calling this finished, reworked the water as I felt it was to dark in comparison with the sky... Now I dont know if I have enhanced or stuffed it... My Rule..when frustrated, pack it in. :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2015/200778-wip5_final.JPG

TamiP
03-29-2015, 10:44 PM
Hi Meggs, definitely NOT stuffed, lol. I think you made the water more 'water-like' and at the same time, may have change the 'time of day' just a little. More break of dawn, or maybe twilight, than midnight now IMO, but no matter what time of day---BEAUTIFUL.

meggs
03-29-2015, 11:22 PM
Thanks Tami, you have made me feel better. Isnt it frustration when you go to just tweak something and you lose what you had and then have to go back almost to scratch...... Im calling it quits before I smash the bloody thing. :evil: :lol:

TamiP
03-30-2015, 12:46 AM
LOL I command you to step away from the easel, it's beautiful. Next thing you know it will be high noon if you keep at it. haha

Fox_eNova
03-30-2015, 01:01 AM
OMG, You ruined it !!
Just kidding, it's a beauty. Very nice.

meggs
03-30-2015, 02:01 AM
Eric..hmmmmm I saw that and nearly freaked, Your off my Christmas List.:evil:

Another comment like that and you'll get the cattle prodder where the sun dont shine. :lol::lol:

bluefish
03-30-2015, 07:05 AM
as you would say..."it's bloody good"!....:clap:

and I'm sure glad you are picking on poor Eric, giving me a rest! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Fox_eNova
03-30-2015, 11:47 AM
Days always go better when they start with a smile..

Aligator
03-30-2015, 12:16 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2015/985441-102_2458.JPG

I bought some instructional DVDs, this is one of the lessons, about 3/4 done. I plan on repeating the lesson 2 or 3 time.
Joe

Fox_eNova
03-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Looks good Gator.

TamiP
03-30-2015, 03:45 PM
Very nice Joe, the sky is particularly catchy.

amdaoh
03-30-2015, 04:12 PM
Here's my first #woye... and these are my very first paintings! :)

C&C very much welcome and needed!

#WOYEMarch2015
1 - Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2015/1969627-amdaoh-lake-tahoe-emerald-bay-march-2015.jpg

2 - Lavender Fields
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2015/1969627-amdaoh-lavendar-fields-farmhouse-march-2015.jpg

3 - (WIP) Golden Gate Bridge
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2015/1969627-amdaoh-golden-gate-bridge-march-2015.jpg


Thanks!

Fox_eNova
03-30-2015, 11:19 PM
Welcome to WC WOYE. Good job for 1st time. My hat's off http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2015/1714334-hatsoff.gif to you for having the courage to post 1st editions. To many folks are real apprehensive about posting, like they are going to be eaten..it's just not so. This is a very friendly forum. You will find a lot of great help here.
All 3 are great starts. I do think on your Lavender fields your furrows should start big/wide and the narrow towards the back. Gives the scene some depth.
On your bridge, both stanchions should be of same design.
Keep posting up dates.

meggs
03-31-2015, 12:05 AM
Amdoah, lovely bold paintings...:thumbsup: Welcome to WC . You will learn a lot here.
Great Start. :clap:


Joe, love this scene and how you handled it. :thumbsup:

amdaoh
03-31-2015, 01:24 AM
Oh meggs & Fox_eNova!!
Thank you for the encouraging words!

I totally see what you mean about the Lavender!..I knew they looked off. :lol:

1st Editions? I was thinking about doing a bigger version of Emerald Bay... way bigger, only because I want it as piece to fill a massive blank wall in my house. I didn't know it was acceptable to paint it again. Gosh! This is great! I guess that does make sense though.

I'll keep you posted on the bridge, I made very little progress this evening. This one is a little more challenging than the others. It's good though, pushing me outside of my comfort zone.

Thank you again!

meggs
03-31-2015, 04:00 AM
Amdaoh, I often repaint old canvas's.. Just give them a good sand back and re gesso, and away you go... The worse that happens is you end up with a textured canvas.... it all adds interest..:lol:


BTW it anyone has better tips with reusing a previously painted canvas, please post.. Im always looking to improve. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants here, so all info is greatly appreciated.:wave:

cliff.kachinske
03-31-2015, 07:15 AM
Off to a good start. Keep painting.

Notice how your sky and water brush strokes in painting #1 have a slight arc? Compare with your bridge painting where the water strokes are more or less straight and horizontal.

I think the bridge painting is much stronger for that reason.

Fox_eNova
03-31-2015, 09:11 AM
I paint relatively light, no brush strokes if possible. And prefer larger canvases. 24x36 or or make my own larger. So, to save expenses and/or labor I have re-used a canvas many a time. I spray water on the painting let it soak good and wash/scrub the paint off with a scrubby, even after 6 months or so the acrylic paint are still soluble and clean up pretty good. Big ones go in the tub. On hard or sticky places I will use a knife to scrape the soaked paint off. Let the canvas dry good and re-prime and sand a little. Bahm, just like new ;)

TamiP
03-31-2015, 10:57 AM
WOW that's all great info on reusing canvas'.

amdaoh
03-31-2015, 12:16 PM
Off to a good start. Keep painting.

Notice how your sky and water brush strokes in painting #1 have a slight arc? Compare with your bridge painting where the water strokes are more or less straight and horizontal.

I think the bridge painting is much stronger for that reason.
Yes, I struggled with the sky and water in painting #1. I wasn't able to blend with the "fast-drying" acrylic paint easily. It was getting very sticky... I switched over to Liquitex Basics for #2 and #3. I'm definitely ready to re-do #1. I'd like to do better on the foreground trees. I think my trees in #2 are a huge improvement, it was about finding a technique that would work. There are some cloud detail in my reference image that I wanted to incorporate..I'll need to experiment some more to find the technique.

meggs
03-31-2015, 07:02 PM
Amdaoh, Im self taught have to admit I play with paint.. you might find it easier with skys, if you choose the colours you want and then add them to the canvas and blend randomly. Stand back and allow to dry.. You will be amazed at the detail that will emerge than you can then enhance.

I hate these big fluffly clouds, ours in Australia are rarely like that. Try dipping your brush in white and scrubbing in a cloud formation, making the paint go as far as you can before redipping. This gives you the effect of heavy and light cloud, you can then use other colours to enhance where you want.

As a newby, dont try to be precise.. slap your paint on and play with it... it has a mind of its own :lol: Works for me :thumbsup: