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tuscanny
05-31-2018, 11:59 AM
For June's challenge I've decided to use a theme of mountains. All photos are from the ril and any other copyright free mountain images are welcome.
Hope you enjoy them.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2018/1256189-7629simplon_pass_road_olga_rils.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2018/1256189-IMG_3618-small_lady_carol_ril.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2018/1256189-mount_gower_Lord_Howe_Island__Vanilla_au_rils.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2018/1256189-teton_trail_for_fb_comicaviart_ril.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2018/1256189-yosemite_late_bloomer_rils.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2018/1256189-the_tetos_aolanora_rils.jpg

SnapV
06-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Beautiful photos Christel, I'm definitely going to try this one :)

tuscanny
06-06-2018, 09:13 AM
My take on Mt Gouwer. I'm still deciding if I should add a wash of blue over it.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2018/1256189-a3_mt_gouwer_vanilla_au_ril_ops.jpg

terriks
06-07-2018, 05:13 PM
It looks really lovely as is, Christel - great job.

I'm curious - if you were to proceed with a "wash of blue" how would you go about it? Would this be done with OP's or a different medium?

tuscanny
06-07-2018, 11:48 PM
Thanks Terri. For a wash I dissolve a little blue in some mineral turps and use a fan brush to very lightly and quickly brush on a layer. I try for 1 layer only so as not to dissolve bottom layers.

terriks
06-08-2018, 11:41 PM
That's interesting! I've not thought about putting a wash like that over previous layers. It sounds more like an underpainting technique applied to an otherwise finished piece. Thanks for the tip, Christel! :clap:

JenieJo
06-11-2018, 07:53 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2018/2064401-image.jpg Hi, I've been looking for the guidelines for posting, but didn't find them. Apologies if I'm early.

It's not a great likeness, but decided to post anyway.

SarahY
06-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Nope, no posting date rules here. I much prefer that, each piece can have more time spent on it by the viewer if the paintings aren't all posted at once, and it keeps the forums a bit more active.

Anyway, I digress. Your painting is lovely! The mountain looks very distant and I really like how you handled the foreground.

tuscanny
06-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Lovely scene, Jennie! What size is it?
For your next trees you could tone down the green with yellow ochre and/or brown:)

JenieJo
06-11-2018, 05:53 PM
Many thanks Sarah, for the info and the comments. I like the idea of having no post date.

JenieJo
06-11-2018, 05:57 PM
It is A3 size. Yes. Thanks for the feedback. I made the mistake of using the deepest green to early. New sticks, Faber-Castell, and didn't predict the impact. After that I was playing catch up - couldn't get rid of the green well enough so thought the rocks needed to be deeper.

terriks
06-12-2018, 12:52 PM
Very nice, Jennie! Great colors in the mountain, it shows distance very well. I do like your deep rich green trees. Adding some touches of blue is another way to get them to recede a bit, and offset some of the green if you want.

Congrats on the new sticks, too! :clap: Always fun to get new materials, though I agree with you that you can't always predict their performance right away.

JenieJo
06-18-2018, 01:46 AM
Thanks Terriks. I am going to have a go at editing this in the next couple of days. Will post if I have any luck.

terriks
06-19-2018, 06:11 PM
Here is my take on the Yosemite ref pic. I struggled to get that hazy blue and it just eluded me, so I went for more grays and purples.

Overall, I did have fun with this one, but I wish I'd done an underpainting to help with some depth.





http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2018/2007441-Yosemite.jpg


This is on 11x14 Bristol vellum paper. Mostly Mungyos with some Senns.

C&C always welcomed - thanks for looking!

tuscanny
06-20-2018, 01:13 AM
Beautiful Terri! I like how you've brought in all the detailing of the trees and rocks. I see you've changed the temperature of the scene with your blueish hues.

tuscanny
06-20-2018, 07:46 AM
Question: what themes or reference pics are you interested in?

SarahY
06-20-2018, 08:32 AM
I was going to message you today, tuscanny, to ask if you wanted me to host one soon, then totally forgot! Let me know, anyway.

I'm finding myself drawn to darker, dirtier things in general - but I wouldn't expect someone to post photos of grotty subways as part of a challenge as it would most likely please only one person!

I would really like a word or a quote to go along with photo refs, though. Something with which I can do something abstract or imaginary. Something that sparks off a chain of thought and images is appealing to me, especially if others join in and I can see where other peoples' brains have taken them.

In the Acrylics forum a couple of months ago, the reference was any quote. The example quote gave me shivers. Something like, "if you turn your face to the sun, you'll never see the shadows". Instantly, my mind was filled with people looking at the sun and being blinded to what was waiting to prey on them from the shadows. I realised only a little while later that this was more likely supposed to be an inspirational quote than some dark warning. Anyway. I scribbled my vision in my sketchbook to paint properly with oil pastel. Unfortunately I have a lot of those to get through! :lol:

Goodness, I have rambled on :clear:

SnapV
06-20-2018, 09:50 AM
Christel Ė Beautiful scene, I really like how you did the cliff details and, in my opinion, itís great as is and I would not add a wash of blue.
Jennie Ė Thatís lovely! Itís fun to see someone elseís take on something I chose to paint too :)
Terri Ė Beautiful landscape and I think the trees shadows in the water are very well done!

As for your question Christel, I do find I really enjoy doing landscapes in oil pastel so this monthís subject was perfect for me. In general though I really like painting animals so those are always appealing to me.

Here is my entry. Itís done in Caran díAche Neopastel with some Sennelier on 11x14Ē Sennelier Oil Pastel Card. As a side note, Iím really happy to have gotten a full slightly used 96 set of Neopastel for a really good price from a member here on Wetcanvas in the Swap forum :) I really, really like them.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2018/1986145-IMG_20180619_1726513.jpg

tuscanny
06-20-2018, 10:13 AM
Sarah - thanks for your offer to host and you're our next host for July:thumbsup:
Virginie - love your style! Your water is cool with the abstract designs against an impressionistic background.
Good to hear of the Neopastels you've acquired. Thanks for your comment on mine - I love painting mountains (and animals)

SarahY
06-20-2018, 10:42 AM
Sarah - thanks for your offer to host and you're our next host for July:thumbsup::thumbsup:

That's looking fantastic, SnapV! Such bold, impressionist colours and textures.

terriks
06-20-2018, 12:38 PM
Christel, Virginie - thank you! Yes, I did blue up/cool down those trees. :)

Virginie, I love your painting! Congrats on getting such a wonderful full set of OP's like this - I see you're already putting them to good use.

Thanks for hosting our July theme, Sarah! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

JenieJo
06-20-2018, 09:27 PM
Still a WIP, not sure if I'm really allowed to post a second one. Let me know if its not the done thing.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jun-2018/2064401-IMGP4488.JPG

tuscanny
06-20-2018, 11:45 PM
Jennie - that looks great so far! Yes, you may post wips and ask questions as you go.

SnapV
06-21-2018, 10:38 AM
Thank you Christel, Sarah and Terri!

Jennie - that's looking good so far, nice colours!

terriks
06-21-2018, 05:09 PM
Very pretty so far, Jennie!

Andrew
06-24-2018, 06:46 PM
Thanks Terri. For a wash I dissolve a little blue in some mineral turps and use a fan brush to very lightly and quickly brush on a layer. I try for 1 layer only so as not to dissolve bottom layers.

I have done glazes and velaturas with oil pastels using an alkyd medium. It dries hard and can be worked over without too much risk of lifting the lower layers.

Andrew

rbhatt
06-24-2018, 10:50 PM
My take on the mountain picture with a hut and river.
Size: 7x10 inches
Craypas OPs on watercolor paper with some strokes of black colored pencils.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jun-2018/2012918-MountainHut1.jpg

Raj

JenieJo
06-25-2018, 12:39 AM
Thanks Christel, another one is almost ready.
Cheers Terri and Virginnie; wasn't as painful as I imagined. In fact, quite enjoyed it. Looking forward to next one.

Is there a process or procedure for hosting?

tuscanny
06-25-2018, 07:52 AM
Wow! Raj - love it! Maybe add a leaping fish?:angel:

That would be super Jennie. Have a look how the other chat and challenge threads are like and post yours. Will August work for you? All you have to do is comment on what we artists paint and share.

JenieJo
07-02-2018, 06:33 PM
August works for me.

JenieJo
07-07-2018, 06:59 AM
Thanks for sharing this.

RainySea
07-30-2018, 09:33 PM
Beautiful mountains everyone. I always seem to struggle when I try landscapes and so tend to avoid them.

AncientMelody
11-29-2018, 12:39 PM
It is A3 size. Yes. Thanks for the feedback. I made the mistake of using the deepest green to early. New sticks, Faber-Castell, and didn't predict the impact. After that I was playing catch up - couldn't get rid of the green well enough so thought the rocks needed to be deeper.

I actually loved the bright vibrant green :) Really made the trees pop