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artbyjune
09-05-2016, 08:18 AM
Hi all. Sorry I'm late posting this month.

I joined a bloghop which is to do 1 face a day during september, so that will give me an excuse to draw and paint faces...

Here's the link if you are interested.

http://29faces.blogspot.co.uk/p/september-2016.html

Post your projects and WIPs, done this month, for us to see


:grouphug:

artbyjune
09-05-2016, 09:01 AM
My posts for the bloghop are on my blog at

http://artbyjunewalker.blogspot.co.uk/

See you later!

Nickel
09-05-2016, 05:59 PM
Hi June, your going to be busy drawing 29 faces. Sounds like you will have fun and I will check out your blog! It will be interesting to see what you do.
Hi Robin, Janet, Susan how are you all doing?

I've been gone most of the summer from WC. Kids have gone back to school and a new grandchild two weeks old. Most of the summer has been excessively hot, over 90 and still so this week. So I've just kind of tried to stay alive.

Thinking I will now have some time to paint.
I ordered some paints this morning, a few tubes of watercolor, a tube of white gouache, some brushes, the faux mongoose type, and a Finetec mica watercolor set. Don't they look yummy?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2016/39040-finetec.jpg .

They are suppose to work well with calligraphy. I'm not sure how mica holds up long term?

That's pretty much what I've been up to.

artbyjune
09-06-2016, 01:49 AM
Lovely gold paints. They do look ready to go!! Looking forward to your paintings. I have a gold and silver in my Japanese set but haven't used them.

Nickel
09-06-2016, 12:55 PM
Good to see you have the Japanese set!

I've been poking around on the internet this morning and found this.

I love it! I love the bravery of the young boy fighting that ferocious eagle!
Also love it's in the round. Leighton was a marvelous painter.

That for sure looks like a big bottle of Chambord liqueur.... Guess that is just in case.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Sep-2016/39040-leighton_boy_saving_a_baby_from_eagel.jpg

Frederick Leighton. A Boy Saving a Baby from the Clutches of an Eagle. c. 1850. Watercolor, diameter 31 cm. Private collection.

credit image: abcgallery.com

artbyjune
09-07-2016, 05:48 AM
Hi Nickel. That painting is so full of action!

I sympathise with you in that heat!! I don't like hot weather myself. The worst places for heat, where I've lived for a few months each, were Rarotonga and Thailand. Both hot and humid. It was like living in a sauna,

Being Scottish, I guess my genes love snow and cool air!

Nickel
09-07-2016, 08:51 AM
Hi June, lovely places you have lived. :)
My best friend is a little blast of air condition.

You mentioned your heritage, Scotland.
A fondness in my heart for your country.
Love Robert Burns

Here is a painting by Sir David Wilkie. Isn't she beautiful. I love how the blue sets her mood.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2016/39040-sirdavidwikie.jpg

Seated Lady of Constantinople. 1840.
Black, white and red chalk with red, blue and white washes.
British Museum, London, UK.

credit: abcgallery.com

artbyjune
09-07-2016, 09:48 AM
My face for today in the #29faces project. From a photo in the reference library.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2016/106623-fashionhoodwcphoto1a7kc.jpg

watercolours, 10 by 8 ins., paper

She was fun to paint...all those stripes.:heart:
:wave:

artbyjune
09-07-2016, 09:52 AM
The portrait by sir David Wilkie is lovely Nickel. Did he do many watercolours? I must investigate.

I got a Dover book yesterday: Old master portrait drawings. works by Titian, Durer, Rembrandt etc. Lovely to look through.

brianvds
09-07-2016, 11:14 AM
Glad to see everyone is busy and productive. I am still suffering the after-effects of the flu, and did not get much done, except these two 10 x 8 inch panels:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2016/142294-16-43_acrylic_canvas_board_8x10inch.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2016/142294-16-44_acrylic_canvas_board_10x8inch.JPG

And then I am working on one that looks like it might work out nicely, although that remains to be seen. Will probably complete it tomorrow...

brianvds
09-08-2016, 05:58 AM
So I managed to complete the one I referred to yesterday. Here it is:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2016/142294-16-45_acrylic_on_board_420x297mm_A3_medium.JPG

My whimsical title: Lucy and the sky with stars. :-)

Acrylic on board, 420 x 297 mm (which around here is size A3).

Nickel
09-08-2016, 01:37 PM
Brian, really like the brightness in your color choices. Beautiful. Especially like your kitty cat. My neighbors' cat has taken up with our new dog. They are best buddies. Hope you are feeling better.

June, you lady is full of mystery and intrigue. Beautiful. All those strips, excellent fashion statement.

Here is a Paul Gauguin.
Mimi and Her Cat. 1890.
Gouache on cardboard. Private collection.

This kitty is too busy getting loved to look for her starry night. :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2016/39040-gauguin28.JPG

credit:abcgallery

azulparsnip
09-08-2016, 04:09 PM
Hi Nickel - good to hear from ya….I think I have a pod of that I ordered recently….haven’t used it yet ……..this is a good reminder…..I’ll use it a post something here….you do it too…..Wow, congratulations on the new arrival!!!

June - I like this face….she reminds of my daughter in law whose face and body is all looong…..and delicate….inside she is a tender dear too, but those tender words keep my son in line like nothing else!!!:rolleyes: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Sep-2016/88676-shy.gif she is awesome…….Both my daughter in laws amaze me……

Brian - wow, I was thinking how lovely it would be for you to make larger forms to go with the smaller formats but I did not want to direct you and here it is……COOL….and you cat looking out the window gives me a shiver because I’ve been thinking and missing Janet …and she always painted cats just like that………
Sorry you’ve been under the weather…….bye the bye, how is your cat? did he finally get settled in?

Here's a recent coffeehouse sketch

artbyjune
09-08-2016, 05:34 PM
Beautiful crisp and bright work Brian!
I love the Gauguin image nickel!
Fabulous coffee shop sketch robin.

I am part way thru another girl...tonal study this time...not finished yet!

brianvds
09-09-2016, 01:26 AM
Brian - wow, I was thinking how lovely it would be for you to make larger forms to go with the smaller formats but I did not want to direct you and here it is……COOL….and you cat looking out the window gives me a shiver because I’ve been thinking and missing Janet …and she always painted cats just like that………
Sorry you’ve been under the weather…….bye the bye, how is your cat? did he finally get settled in?

She's nicely settled in and once again fully in control of her entire household and staff. :-)

I wouldn't mind painting larger, but at the moment space is a bit of a problem - both space to paint and space to store all the huge paintings. :-)

artbyjune
09-09-2016, 03:54 AM
Here's my tonal drawing of a girl from a photo in the RIL.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Sep-2016/106623-blacktop1a7kb.jpg

OP and ink on paper, 12 ins sq.

I was going to do more to this drawing...in the way of shaping the face, but decided this morning that it was OK like this...as a sketch.

:wave:

brianvds
09-09-2016, 05:33 AM
Here's my tonal drawing of a girl from a photo in the RIL.


I like it - reminds a bit of ancient Greco-Roman art...

thevaliantx
09-11-2016, 07:31 AM
I just happened upon this thread, it looks interesting but I don't know what goes in here or who can participate.

Nickel
09-11-2016, 09:49 AM
thevaliantx, hi, post your paintings. :wave: talk.

I don't have any new paintings to post. Yesterday I used acrylic gesso tinted with acrylic bronze paint on cold pressed watercolor 140lb. Managed to glue sides of the paper to the board it was drying on. So lesson learned. It was an experiment for me.

Here is an artist I didn't know of Nicholas Roerich.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Sep-2016/39040-Treasure_of_angels.jpg

Treasure of angels

1904-1905. Exhibited in 1911 in Moscow

I think it is tempera.

Also think this is a busy piece for him, most of what I've looked at is more quiet. Love his colors.

credit Wikipedia.

He has an amazing oeuvre.

Hi Robin, is that sketch in your hand made journal? Looks great!

Hi June, lovely girl. Nice shading to her head. Her features are very attractive.

thevaliantx
09-11-2016, 05:15 PM
Since this thread is in the Classical Art section, what sorts of paintings are we to post in here? :confused:

brianvds
09-11-2016, 11:49 PM
Since this thread is in the Classical Art section, what sorts of paintings are we to post in here? :confused:

Anything. You will find that most of what is posted here isn't classical. I don't know how that happened, but I don't mind at all. This is just a pleasant section of the board where everyone gets to post whatever they have been up to, and styles vary from quite realistic and classical to very stylized.

Nickel - I will have to go look up Roerich. I like the bit you posted.

Nickel
09-13-2016, 12:12 AM
Brian, glad you liked the Roerich.

Yesterday, tinted gesso more watercolor paper, still experimenting, this time paper did not stick, waited till it was really dry. The paper released itself, mostly, ;) still a little stuck.

The gold paint came, lovely, Robin you are going to love it. Nice and creamy and deeply pigmented. Used a dedicated brush to test, and a glass jar for water. Just trying to keep the mica out of other paints. Reminds me of Christmas glitter. Mica migrates to it's surroundings.

Here's a painting I could see anyone painting today. She is lovely and ready to party. Think she got photobombed on the lower right.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2016/39040-Lucysomov53.JPG

Constantin Somov.
Columbine's Little Tongue. 1915.
Watercolor and gouache on paper pasted on cardboard.
The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
credit: ABCGallery.com

Nickel
09-13-2016, 09:30 AM
What do you think about this composition? I like it.
Very different from above. ^


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Sep-2016/39040-delacroix44.JPG

Eugène Delacroix. Odalisque. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France.
credit abcgallery

brianvds
09-13-2016, 11:25 AM
That painting by Somov is very much to my taste. The Delacroix less so, but it might just be the reproduction.

brianvds
09-14-2016, 12:46 PM
And the latest bit:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Sep-2016/142294-16-46_acrylic_on_board_420x297mm_A3_medium.JPG

Acrylic on board, 420 x 297 mm.

Took me ages to do, with all those leaves that had to be individually painted, and the result is perhaps not much to write home about. But it was fun and taught me the one and other. :-)

Nickel
09-14-2016, 06:39 PM
One of my favorite flowers. All those heart leaves, cupid can't be far away. Love the greens and of course the blue. Love the weight of the goose. Very nice.

brianvds
09-15-2016, 01:40 AM
One of my favorite flowers. All those heart leaves, cupid can't be far away. Love the greens and of course the blue. Love the weight of the goose. Very nice.

Thanks. Yes, I was well aware of the possible symbolism of the heart-shaped leaves, but the picture's genesis is more mundane: this month's project in the Floral and Botanicals section of WC is morning glory, so that is where I got it from. ;-)

brianvds
09-15-2016, 08:40 AM
And promptly made another, for a project in the miniature forum:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2016/142294-16-47_acrylic_on_canvas_board_7_x_5_inch.JPG

Acrylics on canvas board, 7 x 5 inch.

artbyjune
09-20-2016, 07:55 AM
Heres a graphite sketch of a guy wearing a hat(based on a photo from RIL). For the 29faces project. We are at day 20. Wow, it is fun to do but quite a committment.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Sep-2016/106623-maninhat1a7kb.jpg

The practice should help when it comes to making paintings later!!

:wave:

brianvds
09-20-2016, 09:02 AM
I doubt if I'll ever have the discipline to go through with a thing like the 29 faces. Well, at least in such a short time. I once decided to do 120 small "daily" paintings, and it took me something like five years to complete them. :-)

Here's the latest bit:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Sep-2016/142294-100_3163.JPG

It was initially a total disaster of bad composition and drawing. I don't know what the heck I was thinking. I decided to try to salvage it by adding a lot of stuff and changing the color scheme a bit. Not sure I really succeeded, but anything would look better than the first version (which I would not post here even if I took a photo of it - some embarrassments are too big for publication.) :-)

Acrylic on board, 20 x 25 cm (= about 8 x 10 inch)

thevaliantx
09-20-2016, 03:10 PM
Such beautiful work in here! Would anyone care to point me in the right direction as to HOW to paint like the works shown here? I love what you're doing, Brian!

artbyjune
09-20-2016, 04:20 PM
The bright colour schemes of your latest pieces feel very cheerful in emotion. My personal favourite is the one with the goose!

brianvds
09-21-2016, 04:58 AM
The bright colour schemes of your latest pieces feel very cheerful in emotion. My personal favourite is the one with the goose!

Thanks. I also think the goose one is the best, but then, it is quite a bit larger and took more time. The others are more post-goose fun pieces. :-)

brianvds
09-21-2016, 04:59 AM
Such beautiful work in here! Would anyone care to point me in the right direction as to HOW to paint like the works shown here? I love what you're doing, Brian!

Thanks!

How I do it? I imagine a picture and then paint it. Well, that's the short answers. :-)

You'd have to be more specific... :-)

thevaliantx
09-21-2016, 07:33 AM
Brian, the forum is in the Classical forum, so I'm thinking it's supposed to be paintings in the classical style. I'm confused as to what this forum is for, exactly, and what the parent (Classical) forum is for. None of my paintings resemble the styles shown in here, so it makes me wonder if it would be inappropriate for me to post here. Hopefully someone can explain this part of WC to me.

brianvds
09-21-2016, 10:40 AM
Brian, the forum is in the Classical forum, so I'm thinking it's supposed to be paintings in the classical style. I'm confused as to what this forum is for, exactly, and what the parent (Classical) forum is for. None of my paintings resemble the styles shown in here, so it makes me wonder if it would be inappropriate for me to post here. Hopefully someone can explain this part of WC to me.

I think it was originally supposed to be for art in classical style, but that hasn't been the case for many years now. The parent forum seem to me to be more strictly for classical work, but here in the "current projects" part I would think anything goes. I don't know if there even is a moderator here who controls what kind of art is posted.

So I would suggest to you to feel free to post your work here, whatever style it is in.

artbyjune
09-24-2016, 04:27 AM
Here's a watercolour portrait for the faces project. Its from a reference in the RIL.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Sep-2016/106623-sportsday2a7kb.jpg


As to the question about posting artwork in this forum....

We have a very loose definition in the projects arena...as Brian says, more or less any style and any subject goes here.

For the main forum, it should be art in a classical style.

In the projects area, we think of things as exploring art history which means ALL styles welcome.

We haven't had many HOW To DO IT projects here though. But if anyone wants to teach a particular style, they would be very welcome to host a project in this area!!

:wave: :clap: :thumbsup:

brianvds
09-25-2016, 06:12 AM
June: I like the portrait; you captured the light very nicely.

My latest attempt - a bit better than my previous, I think, but I'd leave that to others to judge... ;-)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Sep-2016/142294-16-49_acrylic_on_board_20x25cm.JPG

Acrylic on board, 20 x 25 cm (about 8 x 10 inch).

artbyjune
09-25-2016, 12:27 PM
Beautiful cat amongst the irises, Brian! Just how cats go about in the flower gardens at night. I like this contemporary style!

brianvds
09-28-2016, 05:30 AM
I seem to be in a cat phase; this one was for a project over at the miniature forum:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Sep-2016/142294-16-50_acrylic_on_canvas_board_10x15cm.JPG

My first attempt looked horrible, so I covered it up in a layer of white and redid it in a completely different style, which I think worked better.

Acrylic on canvas board, 6 x 4 inch.

artbyjune
09-29-2016, 11:20 AM
Lovely ginger cat, Brian. Looks like a ginger cat I had many years ago, called Timithy. who was a gorgeous long-haired ginger tabby.

artbyjune
09-29-2016, 11:24 AM
Some catch up for the 29 faces project I joined during September. These are the last 2 faces....28 and 29, and are drawn from a small figurine I have in my studio.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2016/106623-japanprofilef1a7kb.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2016/106623-japanfrontf1a7kb.jpg

The figurine is a seated Japanese lady which I got at the flea market for around £6.

:thumbsup: