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tigre255
11-21-2003, 01:13 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Memories from your Past
Project Leader: tigre255
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Watercolor paints
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

This will be things or places of years passed in your life time. Can be objects or places where you grew up.

There are no photo references. Be creative.

Find old photos laying around your house or paint from your memories of where you grew up or objects that trigger memories of your childhood.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=574)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

artmom
11-21-2003, 01:41 PM
Super idea, Barb!! I've been wanting to paint something from my past--I did it in oils over 25 years ago, but would like to try it in watercolors. This will give me an incentive to do so!

Lyn

tigre255
11-21-2003, 06:44 PM
Oh good.....you know i didn't even get a notice that the project was approved.......oh well let the games begin......

Lyn looking forward to your painting.........

artmom
11-22-2003, 08:27 AM
I haven't painted in a couple of weeks, so don't hold your breath! LOL

Lyn

tigre255
11-22-2003, 05:37 PM
Thats ok .........LOL I'm having trouble coming up with something myself.....and I'm the one that started this project.....:rolleyes:

M.A.
11-22-2003, 07:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=30830

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/18725/tn_FG-study.jpg

Barb, thank you so much for starting this project, I think it is a great idea! And now, I have a place to tuck this study of my favourite icon ... Freddie Green, the rhythm guitarist in Count Basie's Band.

tigre255
11-22-2003, 07:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/18725/tn_FG-study.jpg

Very nice MA and I like the little story behind the painting.....now if everyone that does join would relate a story to their paintings would very nice.......

You did good GF.......:clap: :clap: :clap:

artmom
11-22-2003, 07:45 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/18725/tn_FG-study.jpg

Great story, M-A, and a happenin' painting! Cool! Love the yellow and purple.

Lyn

M.A.
11-22-2003, 07:46 PM
Thanks Barb and Thelma ... appreciate your kind words :)

pampe
11-22-2003, 09:40 PM
ok ok

I really need another project:rolleyes:

I'm in

tigre255
11-22-2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by pampe
ok ok

I really need another project:rolleyes:

I'm in

Welcome aboard Pam........lol

M.A.
11-22-2003, 09:57 PM
I predict a silver bracelet ;)

pampe
11-24-2003, 11:55 AM
?????????????

silver bracelet?

Cathie Jones
11-24-2003, 12:59 PM
Like Pam, just what I needed - another project. :rolleyes: But I've been wanting to paint something of my grandmother's, so this is the perfect place to do it. May take some time, though, so I'm glad this is open-ended.

Thanks, Barb!

madmum
11-24-2003, 03:30 PM
I'll sign up too, as soon as I work out exactly what to paint.

My happiest childhood memories are of my Nana, particularly helping her in her haberdashery shop. I think I need to find balls of wool, buttons, ribbon and reels of cotton for this project :)

Ruth

madmum
11-24-2003, 03:33 PM
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Wonderful story, and I understand the message. That can be applied to so many things in life :) Painting is great, he looks like he's totally lost in his music!

Ruth

M.A.
11-24-2003, 03:49 PM
Thanks, Ruth. Looking forward to seeing your entry and reading the story. Words and paintings, they go together well, yes?

Pam >>> bracelet >>> Montana :D (I've been thinking that one day I'd see that painting out of you ... figuring it'll be this project)

tigre255
11-24-2003, 03:51 PM
Welcome aboard Ruth and Cathie......

Ruth that sounds like a great bunch of things to paint......good idea........I still haven't come up with anything yet........:rolleyes: Any photos i have are of nothing but family members.......so will have to think on this one myself.........lol

deLYNNEation
11-25-2003, 01:14 AM
For this project, I'm in. There's nothing more inspirational and 'roots' and basic for an artist than where they came from. Luckily where I grew up, the setting is inspirational.

Location revealed later. I'm in. . . photos & paintings will follow, maybe even plein aire later in February when we pay a visit to the folks. No time limit, grace period is open, that's a good feature!

I am looking forward, but it'll be after a Dec. 1 deadline.

tigre255
11-25-2003, 07:12 AM
Great to have you aboard Lynne....any time is fine.
Look forward to seeing your paintings.....

jaytee
11-27-2003, 08:29 PM
What AM I doing signing up.............. must be out of my mind........... of coure. ............THATS why :D:D

Do I have to paint something fresh........... Ive 3 gouache scenes from childhood painted some few years ago.. could I sneak them In while no-ones looking or is that breaking the rules :D

tigre255
11-27-2003, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by jaytee
What AM I doing signing up.............. must be out of my mind........... of coure. ............THATS why :D:D

Do I have to paint something fresh........... Ive 3 gouache scenes from childhood painted some few years ago.. could I sneak them In while no-ones looking or is that breaking the rules :D


LOL Wellllllll , you could sneak them in only if you paint one new one........:evil: :D

I'm working on mine tonight.......... :rolleyes:

tigre255
11-27-2003, 08:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31005

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/progress/3748/tn_Elvis.jpg

Just to show you guys i'm working on mine........here is a progress image.......I grew up idolizing this guy........:D

Also this gives me practice in portraits.......which i need badly.....:D :D

artmom
11-28-2003, 03:14 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=30992

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_youth.jpg

This is great! My sons were kids in the 60s--I'll have to show this to them and see what they think. LOL

Lyn

artmom
11-28-2003, 03:16 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/progress/3748/tn_Elvis.jpg

This is going to be a great one of Elvis! Be still, my heart! LOL

Lyn

painterbear
11-28-2003, 06:01 AM
Ok, Barb, you talked me into it! LOL!

I was just going to look and see what the project was about, but you made it sound too inviting to pass up. I need another project like a hole in the head, but I think there are a lot of possible things I would like to paint so this is a good reason to do it.

It may take a little bit of time though. In the meantime, I'll enjoy seeing others paintings and reading the stories behind them.

painterbear
11-28-2003, 06:08 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/18725/tn_FG-study.jpg

Wonderful portrait, Mary-Ann. You can almost see him counting the beats and keeping the rhythm going on his guitar.

Interesting story too.

painterbear
11-28-2003, 06:12 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_youth.jpg

Interesting collage of an interesting time. Different for me than you though because I'm a bit older so my '60's experience was one of getting married, having my babies, and traveling to new places with my husband's career in the Air Force.

I can see I'm going to have to go through some of my old photos as I plan my entry in this project.

Thanks for sharing your memories this way.

tigre255
11-28-2003, 08:05 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_youth.jpg

This is wonderful....and yes i remember all the things you mention........you did a fantastic job with this piece....lets see another.....

tigre255
11-28-2003, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by painterbear
Ok, Barb, you talked me into it! LOL!

I was just going to look and see what the project was about, but you made it sound too inviting to pass up. I need another project like a hole in the head, but I think there are a lot of possible things I would like to paint so this is a good reason to do it.

It may take a little bit of time though. In the meantime, I'll enjoy seeing others paintings and reading the stories behind them.

:D Great glad you dicided to join......hope you have fun and bring alot of good memories back to you.......

tigre255
11-28-2003, 09:51 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis-finished.jpg

Here is my finished piece. Sure brings back lots of memories.:rolleyes:

painterbear
11-28-2003, 10:41 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis-finished.jpg

This is a lovely way to remember Elvis, Barb, the way he was at the beginning, not the end of his life.

Can't you hear him crooning
:music:"Are you lonesome tonight, are you lonesome tonight,
are you sorry we drifted a-par-t-t-t?
Does your mem-o-ry stra-a-a-y to that bright summer day,
when I kissed you and called you Sweetheart?…" :music:

The music does stick with you, doesn't it?

tigre255
11-28-2003, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by painterbear
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis-finished.jpg

This is a lovely way to remember Elvis, Barb, the way he was at the beginning, not the end of his life.

Can't you hear him crooning
:music:"Are you lonesome tonight, are you lonesome tonight,
are you sorry we drifted a-par-t-t-t?
Does your mem-o-ry stra-a-a-y to that bright summer day,
when I kissed you and called you Sweetheart?…" :music:

The music does stick with you, doesn't it?

Oh yes......I've always love his music even to today.....
This is the best way to remember him, didn't feel like he was as sexy in his jumpsuits later in life.........thank you for your comment......"now looking for something else to paint"

Spyderbabe
11-28-2003, 03:26 PM
Silvia, Lyn, Tigre - thank you all..... another thing I am enchanted with is old photos... I buy them at flea markets. Sometimes my children think the photos in my art really are their relatives. There is a certain universality to everyone's Kodak moments..... gathered around the Christmas tree, at the dinner table, with the proud graduate.
I posted another collage that includes a photo of two ladies at the pool. Either one of them could have been me, but it's not:cool:

tigre255
11-28-2003, 03:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_Summertime.jpg

This is so cool.....love how you do these pieces......you should be proud of this one......... :clap: :clap:

lyn lynch
11-29-2003, 12:54 AM
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COOL, MA—showing motion in there. Great story, too.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis.jpg
Great job on the King, Barb. Love how you did the hair—something I STILL can’t work out. He is so beautiful.

I’m not joining the project, although I think it an excellent idea, but I’m lurking!!!

artmom
11-29-2003, 03:50 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis-finished.jpg

You did good, gal!!! Wow, that DOES bring back memories of sitting in the Florida theatre in Jacksonville, Florida with Ginger Zier, my best friend, and watching "Love Me Tender!" Awful movie, but we watched it twice because Elvis was in it! LOL

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Lyn

jaytee
11-29-2003, 06:49 AM
I was well into classical music by the time Elvis appeared so missed out on most of that scene. ............but a few months ago they showed a TV interview with him when in his prime............ and OH BOY! OH BOY! Sexy wasnt in it :D He certainly got my old blood coursing ;) :o :)

Great Portrait :clap: :clap:

tigre255
11-29-2003, 07:37 AM
Thanks Fookie.....lurk all you want....

Thanks Lyn, yeah that wasn't one of his better movies.....but just to sit and gaze at him was enough.......;)

Jaytee......thank you, my friend said that he had bedroom eyes.....sorry i could capture that in this portrait.....maybe the next one........:evil:

lyn lynch
11-30-2003, 03:55 AM
Barb, it's an excellent job on Elvis--we're all steamed up. All his movies were "B", but it wasn't his fault; the producers just wanted him to sing, not act.

If I could, I'd paint a old-time metal floor grate. My aunt and I used to lie on the second story floor and giggle at her drunk husband flexing his skinny muscles in the mirror--honestly, he looked like Popeye before the spinach but he thought he was Charles Atlas. Auntie used to wake me "Fookie, come look at Uncle Jack".

pampe
11-30-2003, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by fun2cook
Thanks, Ruth. Looking forward to seeing your entry and reading the story. Words and paintings, they go together well, yes?

Pam >>> bracelet >>> Montana :D (I've been thinking that one day I'd see that painting out of you ... figuring it'll be this project)

LOL...OH THAT BRACELET


you know, MA...that's a wonderful idea

pampe
11-30-2003, 01:00 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_youth.jpg

LOVELY WORK

and I remeber it all!

pampe
11-30-2003, 01:01 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis-finished.jpg

nice BARB-style rendition of the King!

tigre255
11-30-2003, 01:25 PM
Thanks Pam........one of my best memories........:D

madmum
11-30-2003, 02:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/10535/tn_Memories_of_Nana_final_med.jpg

15x22 inches, watercolour 300lb Arches CP.

Where do I start? Nana was the most wonderful person, I loved her to bits. She was a huge influence on my life while I was growing up, and even now I think of her and what she would say when I have to make a decision. The teacup and saucer were hers, she always had a cuppa on the go, and never in a mug. The ribbons, lace and buttons were from her shop, where I spent many happy hours on weekends and holidays, organising the cotton bobbins or sorting the buttons. This is a tribute to my Nana, Mrs Margaret Anne Williams, of Lovely Lane, Warrington.

Ruth

madmum
11-30-2003, 02:53 PM
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A really clever way to make a collage! Thanks for sharing your method, as well as your memories!

Ruth

madmum
11-30-2003, 02:56 PM
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Barb he's gorgeous!!!!!! I love Elvis in all those old movies, he was so sexy!

Ruth

tigre255
11-30-2003, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by madmum
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Barb he's gorgeous!!!!!! I love Elvis in all those old movies, he was so sexy!

Ruth

Thanks Ruth.......he was sexy wasn't he.......;)

tigre255
11-30-2003, 03:02 PM
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This is just beautiful....I watched the WIP on this and was just loving it.....you did so good.....thanks for sharing the story behind it........

M.A.
11-30-2003, 04:26 PM
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Ruth, this is beautiful. Reading about the story behind it gave me goosebumps. My grandmother had a little store that I hung out when I was a child too. Really strong memories there for me too.

M.A.
11-30-2003, 04:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/3748/tn_Elvis-finished.jpg

Look at those beautiful lips! (and eyes and everything else about him too!). Beautiful.

M.A.
11-30-2003, 04:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_Summertime.jpg

This is wonderful. Why did you choose the items you used in this collage? Was that your first bike? Does the bike represent freedom? I'm curious, lol, want to know more. :)

M.A.
11-30-2003, 04:30 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/23281/tn_youth.jpg

Another beautiful collage. Notice the 10-speed in this one. The pic from the pool is cool, why is it under the ball field (oops, being really nosey again, lol) ... I really like your collage work and wonder what makes them special to you. Why you picked what you did. :)

Spyderbabe
12-01-2003, 01:52 PM
Hi Fun2Cook -
When I think of my childhood - I grew up right outside New York City, in a very suburban area - these are the things I remember.

The 50's and early 60's were an innocent time.
The children would go out on their bikes in the morning and if we came home before before lunch our mother's thought something was wrong! We explored in the woods and rode and rode. My bike was a Schwin - a pink bike!! It was called The Pink Lady. The Yankees were on the radio all the time - we would take our transistor radios and hang them on the handlebars of the bike. We also attached playing cards to the spokes of the wheels in order to make a cool clicking sound as we rode.

During hot afternoons we would fill the wading pool in the backyard and splash about. When I was a little older we would walk to the public swimming pool and spend the day there.

I guess the Good Humor man (ice-cream vendor) was a very important person in my life as he seems to be in all my art:angel:

Kathleen

tigre255
12-01-2003, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by Spyderbabe
Hi Fun2Cook -
When I think of my childhood - I grew up right outside New York City, in a very suburban area - these are the things I remember.

The 50's and early 60's were an innocent time.
The children would go out on their bikes in the morning and if we came home before before lunch our mother's thought something was wrong! We explored in the woods and rode and rode. My bike was a Schwin - a pink bike!! It was called The Pink Lady. The Yankees were on the radio all the time - we would take our transistor radios and hang them on the handlebars of the bike. We also attached playing cards to the spokes of the wheels in order to make a cool clicking sound as we rode.

During hot afternoons we would fill the wading pool in the backyard and splash about. When I was a little older we would walk to the public swimming pool and spend the day there.

I guess the Good Humor man (ice-cream vendor) was a very important person in my life as he seems to be in all my art:angel:

Kathleen

Interesting,......I remember those days well......alot of mine were spent at my friends farm either riding her horses or roaming around behind the farm in the woods looking for hidden treasures........AH HA thanks just got an ideal for a painting......just remember a small part of my past childhood.......:rolleyes: Thanks for the jolt into the past.......;)

M.A.
12-01-2003, 04:24 PM
Thanks for sharing that Kathleen. It really brings the meaning of your collages home for me. Hope to see more. I think they would make a wonderful series (with narration ;))

pampe
12-05-2003, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Spyderbabe
Hi Fun2Cook -
When I think of my childhood - I grew up right outside New York City, in a very suburban area - these are the things I remember.

The 50's and early 60's were an innocent time.
The children would go out on their bikes in the morning and if we came home before before lunch our mother's thought something was wrong! We explored in the woods and rode and rode. My bike was a Schwin - a pink bike!! It was called The Pink Lady. The Yankees were on the radio all the time - we would take our transistor radios and hang them on the handlebars of the bike. We also attached playing cards to the spokes of the wheels in order to make a cool clicking sound as we rode.

During hot afternoons we would fill the wading pool in the backyard and splash about. When I was a little older we would walk to the public swimming pool and spend the day there.

I guess the Good Humor man (ice-cream vendor) was a very important person in my life as he seems to be in all my art:angel:

Kathleen

HM

I grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey...same pictures....sweet

Spyderbabe
12-05-2003, 04:03 PM
Did you go to Palisades Park?

pampe
12-05-2003, 05:35 PM
LOL

OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!! *got my first French kiss there*

artmom
12-19-2003, 06:03 AM
This is a fun thread! I got a little behind on commenting, but am really enjoying the art and the comments. I'm still trying to figure out which memory I'm going with, but will get to it sooner or later! LOL

Lyn

Spyderbabe
12-19-2003, 03:24 PM
Somewhere in the closet I have a poster of 'Palisades Park" - I bought it from a catalog a few years ago and still haven't gotten it framed! They had the best root beer in the world.
My grandmother lived in NJ and she would take us there.

painterbear
12-19-2003, 04:00 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/10535/tn_Memories_of_Nana_final_med.jpg

Ruth, This is a beautiful painting, composed and painted with thought and love every inch of the way.

You did a superb job on the painting. The ribbons shine and the lace is delicate and opaque. The china cup is very nicely shaped and painted. Lovely painting for your Grandmother who lived on Lovely Lane.

tigre255
12-19-2003, 04:14 PM
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Can't remember if i remarked on this or not.....so i will now.....I think it is just great.......I love it

pampe
12-24-2003, 04:23 PM
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Ruth, this is such a wonderfully nostalgic painting......

painterbear
01-07-2004, 05:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/9833/tn_rollerskates.jpeg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77739&stc=1

I attached a photo of me wearing my rollerskates. I think I was about 6 years old. Don't you love those finger curls my Mom used to put in my hair???? LOL!

That is my dad's car I am standing in front of and the row houses we lived in at that time.

I loved my skates. I wore them all summer long for hours a day. Had the skate key on an old shoe lace hanging around my neck so I could tighten them whenever they got loose. Those were the days! :p

tigre255
01-07-2004, 05:21 PM
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Goosh I remember shoe skates......boy what memories they bring back....great job Sylvia........ :clap: :clap: :clap:

artmom
01-07-2004, 06:58 PM
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Sylvia, this is delightful! Yes, those were the days.

Lyn

Cathie Jones
01-07-2004, 10:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=32403

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/9833/tn_rollerskates.jpeg

Good job! I remember these, too. Thanks for the memory!

painterbear
01-08-2004, 04:46 AM
Thanks Barb, Lyn, and Cathie, glad you have happy skating memories too.

PierceClark
01-08-2004, 08:01 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Memories from your Past
Project Leader: tigre255
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Watercolor paints
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

This will be things or places of years passed in your life time. Can be objects or places where you grew up.

There are no photo references. Be creative.

Find old photos laying around your house or paint from your memories of where you grew up or objects that trigger memories of your childhood.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=574)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

PierceClark
01-08-2004, 08:06 AM
Sorry about that mistaken "post"-- I hit the wrong "reply" button and your previous post looks like it came up as mine --- sorry sorry sorry. I am new to WC and I think I understand how this works now!!

Anyway, I just sent you an email regarding cafepress.com on your post. I hope to hear from you asap because I am making a MARKETING presentation to a local art and crafts group tonight. It would be nice to know the scoop on cafepress. Thanks, PierceClark (the newbie :angel: )

tigre255
01-08-2004, 08:10 AM
Pierce, sent you an e-mail.......thank you.

Scioscia
01-08-2004, 03:53 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31118

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/10535/tn_Memories_of_Nana_final_med.jpg

So soft and lovely. It sounds like your Nana was a supurb person. Excellent tribute!!!!

Scioscia
01-08-2004, 03:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=32403

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/9833/tn_rollerskates.jpeg

I remember seeing pairs of this type of skate lying about in my Grandfathers garage. Thanks for the memory.,.....

Scioscia
01-08-2004, 03:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31708

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/4054/tn_firstsnowman.jpg

Light & colorful (as childhood should be), I particularly like your shovel, and your sky.

tigre255
01-08-2004, 06:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31708

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/4054/tn_firstsnowman.jpg

WOW Pam.....does this ever bring back memories......use to build snowmen all of the time...... :clap: :clap:

pampe
02-05-2004, 10:58 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31708

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/4054/tn_firstsnowman.jpg

Light & colorful (as childhood should be), I particularly like your shovel, and your sky.


thank you


Barb...thanks, memories for me....that little bundle in the snowsuit is 27 now :(

tigre255
02-05-2004, 05:35 PM
thank you


Barb...thanks, memories for me....that little bundle in the snowsuit is 27 now :(
Beautiful.......yeah the years do fly by don't they....my daughter will be 33 next month....... :eek:

tigre255
03-06-2004, 12:33 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34151

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/completed/1941/tn_tag-factory.jpg

well it took you long enough :rolleyes: .....but what a great painting........thanks for posting it...... :clap: :clap:

artmom
03-06-2004, 04:02 AM
Tag, great palette, as usual! You have completely changed my concept of the "Emerald Isle!" LOL

Barb, I haven't forgotten this project--I just haven't been painting! :)

Lyn

tigre255
03-06-2004, 07:02 AM
That's oh right Lyn I really have painted but one picture for it and had planned on painting more....lol not a problem..... :)

jrkreitner
03-31-2004, 09:30 PM
Hi
Thought I would give this project a try. I spent many a wonderful summer at a lake cottage my family used to rent and I came across an oil painting that took me back. So here is my first watercolor landscape not quite done yet. It looks darker than it actually is.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35227
Jim

tigre255
04-01-2004, 05:51 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=35227

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/574/progress/4808/tn_Art0024a.JPG

Welcome to my project jrkreitner. I think you did really well. Maybe darken some of your shadow for contrast. Other than that it looks great. And looks like a great place to be.

jrkreitner
04-04-2004, 10:36 AM
This was a fun project. I have three images posted with comments associated with each. The images appear darker than they really are. I like the way the center of interest projects.
Jim

tigre255
04-04-2004, 12:06 PM
WOW I really like that third one the best.....high contrast in it......