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03-01-2015, 02:34 PM
Hello Art Buddies........

Hope you caught a little art last month.

I had two calls for henna in private homes. A first for me. One was maternity (mother's tummy) and one was a ladies birthday party .

Participated in our wc scavenger hunt and liked this one the best......I have a thang for orange and pink lately......It is under the sink...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2015/88676-Photo-on-2-26-15-at-12.44-PM.gif

03-05-2015, 04:51 AM
Love it! Your sketches of your home environment are SO good Robin.

03-05-2015, 09:40 AM
ROBIN...this is so clever and good....wow..a henna party..how cool...tyree:wave:

03-14-2015, 08:24 PM
thanks for the encouraging comments June and Susan.

well, March is half over. What projects ya'll got going on??

I've been wanting to paint an elephant on one wall of our new study/studio. Rose moved out in September (deep sad sigh:( ) and we've moved our desks in and I have a spot for my easel. I'm hoping to get that elephant situated this week especially since we've been calling it the elephant room ever since the idea came.

Janet, I bet Mr Snow has moved on.

Susan are you still doing portraits of famous.??

June, your tags and journal pages are so RICH!!!

Cindy, what is your favorite medium??? I'm primarily a pen and ink nut .

Hope we all get some fun art moments this week:crossfingers: :crossfingers:

03-15-2015, 07:46 AM
I am enjoying watercolours at the moment! I will post a couple when I get to my laptop!

03-15-2015, 08:04 AM
Here are my 2 recent watercolour doodles.



Both are A4 size, around 8 by 12 ins. I used practise paper and pans. Maybe I will try some on better paper later on...:D

03-15-2015, 05:47 PM
nice - thanks for sharing WIP's and practice stuff....that is REALLY encouraging , inviting play and doodling......

weeded the garden this afternoon.....cilantro is perking' up, and munched several tender garlic chive leaves.......

03-17-2015, 06:32 AM
june...those are fabulous..you have such a great style......robin..no, I haven't been doing any famous portraits...I try to do one drawing a week, working maybe three hours on it, it takes me so long because most of my work is pencil...tyree:wave:

03-17-2015, 06:33 AM

03-18-2015, 11:29 AM
Nice work Robin and June. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day.

This morning I'm having fun with negatives. I have a box of them that I was going to toss. Most of them are my fathers shot with a Roliflex camera. I did use some on tags, but today I thought I'd see if I could fool around on PaintNet (Can't afford Photoshop) and this is what I ended up with after trying all the adjustments


I'm going to try some more....maybe base for an abstract. :heart:

03-18-2015, 12:33 PM
wow Janet...that is an extremely interesting work...I like it...tyree

03-18-2015, 04:34 PM
Happy Birthday June!!

Janet - intriguing photo work

03-22-2015, 05:28 PM
CaffeinateBrew shared some sad news she received about our member Saintlukeguild.

Passing the information along here because Luke was an active poster here in Classical. I liked his friendship and think you all were his friend also in the love of art, especially Rembrandt and the Old Masters.

03-30-2015, 10:15 AM
oh my, I was thinking of him just the other day........the piece of work she posted is great. Each one of us is so important.

Peace be to his soul. And to us as we carry on.

03-30-2015, 10:23 AM
March is almost over. Anybody have any suggestions for April project??

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Mar-2015/88676-psalm97last.gif Here's something I just sat down and did yesterday for fun.

The lettering is backwards because I've been using Photo Booth. The Hebrew is backwards but it says - be glad ye righteous in the Lord and give thanks to His Holy name.

03-30-2015, 11:39 AM
Just came across an interesting quote from Tracy Emin: 'art isn't for looking at, art is for feeling'...I think that was it but I'll check. Anyway, its a good lesson, especially if you feel you get too caught up in 'making it look right'.

03-31-2015, 06:46 AM
robin...that's a very lovely piece.....june..that is excellent, I always try so hard on my portraits, to make them look right, yet some how they always..all look the same:lol: .....just an idea Robin,after looking at your piece; have we ever done artists who do religious works?....tyree:wave:

03-31-2015, 11:21 AM
Susan - no I don't think we have. The closest we came was Iconic art. Studying religious art could go all kinds of cool classical places with different religions. It could be really fun. Maybe we could do it for a project April?

June - I really like that quote, looking at my feelings / anxieties when making art , how they are reflected in the work.....it's hard to not be lazy and yet not get uptight.......

03-31-2015, 12:26 PM
The religious art methods sounds like a very interesting project idea!
Especially looking at all the different types of religions: Western, Eastern, tribal-such as African, Australian etc., too.

Would you like to run with that idea...Robin and/ or Susan??

03-31-2015, 01:13 PM
I will be glad to help...ill start looking for some interesting photos and or artists tonight..i do wonky beginnings, maybe Robin could start it:) ...tyree

03-31-2015, 07:47 PM
I got as far as looking at works of Michelangelo ..i was fortunate enough to see the Sistene Chapel.....they only allowed my brother and myself 20 minutes to view it......the religion thread could be very vast...any one come up with some ideas ? http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2015/65063-zzz_classical_Hand_of_God_Michaelangelo.jpg Perhaps we should each go with the path that interests us most...a particular artist..a certain period....etc....Ill start us here ..the last day of march with 'The Hand of God'...

04-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Your wish is my command ;>)