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01-03-2016, 12:51 AM
Happy New Year Everybody![/I]
Here are some references to start off the New Year.
Please add the size of your painting.
Park by Lady Grey
Barn by acrylicartist morguefiles
Portrait by Phillip RIL
Rose by stalksthedawn
01-03-2016, 12:57 AM
And some of my own photos. The Flower is a tumble weed also known as Gifbol which is poison bulb in English.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2016/1256189-jan_ops_small.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2016/1256189-tumbleweed_janops.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jan-2016/1256189-picf_009cjan_ops.JPG
Please feel free to add more references that you might want to paint this month.
01-04-2016, 10:39 AM
Great images....thanks for hosting Christel and Happy New Year!!!
01-04-2016, 10:53 PM
I painted the rose a while ago on A4 black card with white gesso for the under painting on the rose and using Pentels.
01-05-2016, 09:08 AM
This is lovely Christel. Great work on the leaves and the rose sits in the space perfectly.
01-05-2016, 06:54 PM
7"x10" finished in roughly 4 hours...
I see some areas I may want to tweak, we'll see. :clear:
01-05-2016, 10:56 PM
Beautifully painted, Amasacross! Your color choice brings him to life.
01-06-2016, 09:09 AM
Nicely done. This is full of energy..
01-09-2016, 07:02 PM
this looks very good the way it is. i would vote against tweaking it. i like that it looks more like a painting and less like a photograph.
01-17-2016, 12:25 AM
I decided to combine 2 references and ended up with more changes to the foreground. I can't really decide if it was very successful though. 18x29cm
01-17-2016, 10:35 AM
I like it....nice idea and it works.
01-17-2016, 11:17 PM
01-18-2016, 07:18 PM
What beautiful photos.Thank you.Decisions decisions. Maela49
01-19-2016, 12:43 AM
Thanks Maela. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
01-19-2016, 03:25 PM
Hello :) i am sort of new to oil pastels so i see these monthly challenges as a great opertunity to try out more! First time posting here now. Size: A3. Time: about 2h.
01-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Welcome and you would never know you were new to OPs...This is a wonderful painting, great color and texture on the horse.
01-19-2016, 11:01 PM
Welcome, Frents:wave: . Well done on the horse portrait. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.:thumbsup:
01-19-2016, 11:21 PM
Love the horse Frents. Love both horses. Tried the lovely young lady. oil pastels on Strathmere 11 x 15. Maela49http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2016/1205495-image.jpeg
01-20-2016, 12:23 AM
Well done, Maela! Those facial features are so difficult to paint and you've managed very well. I like the full neckline of the dress.
You might think of extending the green to under her hand.
01-20-2016, 10:23 PM
Thank you Tuscanny yes the face was difficult And am not real pleased with end result. Photo was very lovely to work on. Yes Iwill add more grass Maela49
01-20-2016, 10:43 PM
I also tried the young lady and combined the tumbleweed reference. A4 gold card.
01-21-2016, 05:53 PM
Yes, I agree nice work on the face, Frents....and good color tones.
Lovely, Christel and I like your combination of references.
01-21-2016, 10:57 PM
Tuscanny. I love the way you combine photos and the great detail in our ladies dress . Maela49
01-22-2016, 12:24 AM
Thanks Pat and Maela.
01-26-2016, 09:40 AM
amasacross and Frent
nice horse portrait good work well done ! l also like your portrait Tuscanny you could be a good portraiture :clap:
01-26-2016, 10:37 AM
Hello, I dug out my oil pastels this morning and did a quick take on the Forest reference pic, tried some scratching and a bit on the abstract side!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2016/1034772-img6811.jpg Love the works posted so far, especially the horse on the first page!
01-26-2016, 12:14 PM
And here is the horse, I always find horses very challenging...so this was a better result for me than I expected:clap:
01-27-2016, 12:29 AM
Thanks Allan. I do find portraits slightly challenging though.
Raini - great paintings. The blue forest has a cool abstract feel to it
The horse is cool. I like the repetition of the blues.
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