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azulparsnip
03-11-2016, 07:21 AM
Hi Art Buddies -

Here are some great photos for a paint-a-long.

Just paint them however you like.....or do an abstract approach, or a one or two color study.....use pencil instead of paint,...........

anything goes here in Classical cause we are at the " top of the stack" so to speak....with all the glorious art history underneath us, encouraging us to syncronize or divert.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-39040-daffyduck.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-39040-daffysister.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-65063-IMG_0179.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-65063-IMG_0194.jpg all I know is that I'm glad to have your company on this journey!

azulparsnip
03-11-2016, 07:24 AM
more great photos
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-65063-IMG_0224.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-142294-2013_hadeda_on_roof-1.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-142294-2016_cycad_100_1879.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-142294-2016_gauteng_landscape_100_1873.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/88676-142294-rose_100_1870.JPG

brianvds
03-11-2016, 07:55 AM
And two more:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/142294-2016_motorcycle_engine.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Mar-2016/142294-2016_strelitzia.JPG

tyree
03-11-2016, 09:54 AM
some great challenges here !!! I have a couple in mind picked out..thinking about bringing out the oil pastels ! tyree:clap:

azulparsnip
03-13-2016, 07:18 AM
Oh, So glad you posted those photos Brian......we now have a well rounded bunch with the additional mechanic and botanical......

Yes, yes, tyree...am looking forward to seeing the oil pastels....they are marvelous .....so different from water mediums.......

Just realized that March is half over.....I'll extend this thread to thru April.

brianvds
03-17-2016, 09:55 AM
And just because, here are two more.

Took the picture of the monkey in the tree not far from here, in a semi-urban area. I like the negative shapes made by the tree branches:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2016/142294-2014_irene_monkey_2.JPG

And this old wagon I encountered in the artsy town of Parys while on an outing there with friends. It just begged to be photographed, and drawn:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2016/142294-2015_wagon.JPG

brianvds
03-18-2016, 10:45 AM
And here's my attempt at one of the pics:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2016/142294-D_16-10_2xACEO.JPG

Ballpoint pen, 5 x 3.5 inches (i.e. double ACEO size).

tyree
03-18-2016, 12:10 PM
brian..love the monkey photo ...I am going to have to try that one...
you've done an excellent piece,,love that tree detail !

wow...back to being hot...not summer time hot...but hot !

have a great art filled weekend everyone:wink2: tyree

warwulf
03-18-2016, 02:14 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2016/1977746-1907400_376723429183394_7309436326230892021_n.jpg

azulparsnip
03-27-2016, 03:35 PM
These are some more great photos Brian and Warwulf ----thanks

Brian - great sketch of the monkey in trees....love the detail on the tree bark, lovely......:)

Here's one of the landscape....I got in sooo deep but managed to make it a little more than the basic muddle....:lol: acrylic gouachehttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2016/88676-landscape.gif

azulparsnip
03-27-2016, 03:36 PM
the road is not curved enough.......paint and learn, eh..

tyree
03-29-2016, 03:56 PM
robin...that is just gorgeous..wonderful colour and a
van gogh style...tyree:wave:

artbyjune
04-02-2016, 06:06 AM
Love the fauve landscape Robin. Adore the little monkey Brian.

Odin2
04-10-2016, 03:10 PM
Out of my Comfort Zone with this one, However an Enjoyable Spring Challenge.
Acrylic on 9x12 Canvas.
C&C welcome

tyree
04-10-2016, 04:49 PM
Odin...that is gorgeous...wonderful colours !!! tyree:clap:

Odin2
04-10-2016, 06:32 PM
Thank you Tyree... Having never seen this type of Flower in the flesh created an extra challenge to paint its form from the photo.

azulparsnip
04-12-2016, 12:02 PM
Odin - very nice, I like the greenish gray background.....the flower does have a illusive sultry quality that is brought out this way.....and it's purple and flamboyant shape is lovely in this setting...:clap: totally works well

azulparsnip
04-22-2016, 07:24 AM
Here is another take on the landscape...watercolor and ink.....and the red is NOT really that red but more brownish......scanned in wonkyhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2016/88676-landscape2.gif Still not satisfied with the road......:evil: