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brianvds
11-01-2016, 05:14 AM
Decided I'd start the monthly thread for a change. Here's a cupcake:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Nov-2016/142294-16-54_acrylic_on_board_15x10cm.JPG

Acrylic on board, 15 x 10 cm.

And a protea:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Nov-2016/142294-2016_protea_100_3292b.JPG

artbyjune
11-01-2016, 06:16 AM
Love the cupcake. Many thanks for starting the thread!!

I am taking things easy this week as a bit under the weather...just sleeping a lot!

tyree
11-02-2016, 06:07 PM
lovely cupcake..yum ! hope your feeling better June ! you must be getting the cold cold weather now? Hi Nickel, Azul, Janet !!!!

here is a little cabin i did..i do miss the fall of all the seasons !

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2016/65063-IMG_20161007_0002.jpg


and a kitkat..

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Nov-2016/65063-IMG_20161007_0004.jpg

brianvds
11-03-2016, 05:44 AM
I like the little cabin. Looks very rustic and atmospheric. Line with wash is a particular favourite of mine.

Here's another cupcake:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Nov-2016/142294-16-55_acrylic_on_board_15x10xm.JPG

tyree
11-03-2016, 07:02 AM
brian...do you make the cupcakes? then draw/paint them? then eat them? :thumbsup: they are wonderful ! tyree

azulparsnip
11-03-2016, 07:16 AM
Lovely Cupcakes, Brian.....gentle engerizing colors
yes, thank you for starting the thread.

Tyree - these watercolor pieces are creative and full of depth. Cohesive sketches with rich color and fun detail......great sense of play too.....

Well, I have a number of the featured artist NicholasRoerich on desktop , and collected other photos I wanted to paint in Nich's style but did not get any farther.......but I'm still hoping to.....:rolleyes:

Here's to a good November.

Nickel, are you going to the Art in the Carolina's. in Raleigh??I'm meeting a new friend who is working it.....we met in a coffeeshop ...I was sketching and we struck up a friendship........

brianvds
11-03-2016, 11:41 AM
brian...do you make the cupcakes? then draw/paint them? then eat them? :thumbsup: they are wonderful ! tyree

Nah, my cooking skills aren't that advanced. Just used a bunch of stock photos and loosely based the paintings on them. I'd eat a cupcake any time though, if you're going to make some... ;-)

artbyjune
11-03-2016, 11:41 AM
I particularly like the way you do the paper cup holding the cake Brian.

I love your richly coloured pen and wash drawings, Tyree.

Hi Robin.

We are definitely getting into Autumn, or Fall, with orange leaves all over the place, and tumbling into my front door too!

Its not too cold compared to the usual weather for this time of year...so that's good.

tyree
11-03-2016, 07:51 PM
If you all have some fall photos of your area, i would love to see
the photos !
Here is a recent shot i took of a florida boardwalk that we frequent, i thought it looked magical !

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Nov-2016/65063-IMG_0274.jpg

brianvds
11-05-2016, 12:44 AM
Nice forest picture!

Some autumn photos from years ago when I lived in the Netherlands:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-114-1467_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-114-1472_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-114-1484_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-114-1485_IMG.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-114-1490_IMG.JPG

Digital cameras were still in their infancy then, and I had yet to learn how to take proper pictures, hence the blurriness... :-)

brianvds
11-05-2016, 12:48 AM
Here in South Africa we don't have much in the way of spectacular autumn colours, and what we do have is mostly from non-indigenous trees...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-2016_autumn_100_2520.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-2016_autumn_100_2569.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-2016_autumn_100_2580b.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-2016_autumn_100_2643.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Nov-2016/142294-2016_autumn_100_2644b.JPG

artbyjune
11-05-2016, 05:12 AM
Lovely Autumn photos. Maybe I will go out with my camera tomorrow and capture some fall photos to show.

tyree
11-05-2016, 09:43 AM
brian...these are fascinating..the colours in the netherlands are beautiful..after looking at them it makes me miss Kentucky even more ! looking forward to seeing yours June !! tyree:clap:

artbyjune
11-07-2016, 08:46 AM
Here are a couple I took on Sunday morning. Just my immediate neighbourhood so nothing fancy. I meant to go to the park but I did the WDE instead...my local park has some beautiful trees. Maybe I'll get there one day this week!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2016/106623-yellowbush1a5kb.jpg

Bush outside my front door.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2016/106623-claremont1a5kb.jpg

My street.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Nov-2016/106623-learoad1a5kb.jpg

The walk along to the vegetable stall.

:wave:

tyree
11-07-2016, 12:53 PM
how lovely June ! love the street you live on, have you ever painted it ?
tyree:wave:

tyree
11-07-2016, 12:56 PM
This weekend my hubby and I went to the Fakahatchee Strand ! We spotted two panthers on the Strand !! It was fantastic, because it is rare to see them in the wild !!! woohoo !!! tyree:clap:

brianvds
11-09-2016, 05:35 AM
Nice autumn colours! Here's a sketch of a ruined temple:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Nov-2016/142294-2016_ruined_temple_100_3316.JPG

I got a bit overwhelmed by the complexity and didn't achieve good contrast, so now the thing is too busy with nothing for the eye to latch onto. Will have to give it another go some time.

I'm trying to improve my ability to deal with extreme complexity (something I have always had a lot of trouble with) and I think I bit off a bit more than I could chew! :-)

brianvds
11-10-2016, 10:10 AM
Been a while since I have tried out this kind of thing:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Nov-2016/142294-1656_acrylic_on_board_15x10cm.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Nov-2016/142294-1657_acrylic_on_board_15x10cm.JPG

Last time I made them ACEO size; these are slightly larger. Acrylic on board, 15 x 10 cm (about 6 x 4 inch).

tyree
11-11-2016, 11:20 PM
that temple is very impressive..i would have been too lost in trying something like that ! love the kite and the windmill scenes ..especially the bright colour skies...tyree:)

brianvds
11-12-2016, 02:11 AM
[B]that temple is very impressive..i would have been too lost in trying something like that !

I actually did get completely lost, and ended up greatly simplifying it and improvising quite a bit. :-)

brianvds
11-15-2016, 07:37 AM
Portrait of the late, great Leonard Cohen...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Nov-2016/142294-16-58_HB_and_2B_24x18cm_on_A4.JPG

24 x 18 cm drawing on A4 paper.

tyree
11-15-2016, 10:49 AM
what a fabulous likeness... !!! tyree:thumbsup:

artbyjune
11-16-2016, 06:19 AM
Love the portrait of Leonard Cohen Brian. Lots of people... in groups I check in on....have been doing art journal pages to celebrate his music.

I have been listening to his music. Actually listening right now...

azulparsnip
11-17-2016, 06:45 AM
Hi ya'll - love the photos and will try and post some of mine soon. Looks like we have the makin's of a photo paintalong.......I'm going for it!!!

June- looks like Mr. Bean might be a neighbor of yours?:lol: I love Rowan Atkinson.

Thanks Susan - looks like it was a good day for a walk. We have had alot of smoke in the sky.....very dry and several forrest fires raging in the surrounding mountains.

Brian - lovely photos....I think I've painted from the one with the trees on both sides of the road......

Here is one of some cool leaves I found from a tree in a shopping center planter. And a piece I did a week or so back.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2016/88676-leaves.gif http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2016/88676-moon-flowers.gif

azulparsnip
11-17-2016, 06:56 AM
oh, didn't see the page 2 entries......lovely work Brian......

I too have been playing Leonard's Hallujah on my ukelele , thinking about what in pervasive influence he was.

I'm glad you're getting to do some study art.......it is a good feeling to study something you've been hoping to work on.......(tinge of envy)

artbyjune
11-20-2016, 06:34 AM
Robin...beautiful art! I love this colourful style.

I went to the cat rescue today and got a lovely little tabby kitty. I think I'll name her Susie! She's settling in as I type this...running about trying to get her bearings. I think she's about 5 months old and came with her own supply of food!

I'll post pics later when she's settled!

artbyjune
11-20-2016, 10:18 AM
Here is Susie....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2016/106623-DSC01361a6k.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2016/106623-DSC01369a6k.jpg

:wave:

brianvds
11-21-2016, 12:48 AM
Looks like Susie is already settled in and in full control of her entire household and staff. :-)

artbyjune
11-21-2016, 05:52 AM
How right you are Brian. I am at her beck and call.

tyree
11-23-2016, 10:14 AM
robin..lovely leafs and another gorgeous painting !

june...oh my what an adorable cute kitten !!!

i am getting ready for thanksgiving tomorrow..turkey and oyster dressing.. the weather is going to be in the lower 80's and it is wonderful to have the windows open !

tyree :wave:

brianvds
11-23-2016, 11:26 AM
Two new drawings; both 18 x 24 cm on A4 paper:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2016/142294-16-59_HB_and_2B_24x18cm_on_A4.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2016/142294-16-60_HB_18x24cm_on_A4.JPG

artbyjune
11-25-2016, 10:01 AM
Beautiful art, Brian. I love the personality and expression on the girl.