PDA

View Full Version : Project Discussion: Colour Me Beautiful


Dark_Shades
11-26-2003, 11:43 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Colour Me Beautiful
Project Leader: Dark_Shades
Relative Difficulty: Medium
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Yes!!! me again ... Enjoying the last project ..... and this had been on my mind as a project, way back ...... everything else kept getting shelved.

I've enjoyed working from Black & White Photos and interpreting my own colours and there has been quite a bit of discussion about obtaining ..... Shape, Form, Tone .... achieving a Mass ........ and I thought this could be a rather fun challenge to try for yourselves.

Here are the rules!

ALL the Black & White photos MUST be rendered in Colour

ALL the Coloured photos MUST be rendered in Monochrome.

ONLY the reference images displayed here can be used and submitted to the project.

The paintings should be accomplished using traditional oil or soft pastels.

I hope you will join me in this ...... it could be rather fun......


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=581)

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.

Deborah Secor
11-27-2003, 12:16 PM
Um..... Could I make one little suggestion? Would you add a landscape image or two for those of us who paint them? This could be a really fun one, and the images you have are great, BUT................................ I want to keep painting in my own subject area! Just a thought.

Deborah

PegR
11-27-2003, 12:53 PM
OK, Dawn, I'll bite.

leojacko
11-27-2003, 02:40 PM
Hi

Just noticed this project, it looks a bit scary though...

Colour to B/W - maybe a little easier than B/W to colour.

Will think about it a little :D

Leo
:cat:

Kathryn Wilson
11-27-2003, 02:51 PM
Hi Leo: I recently turned a b/w painting into color and it was marvelous fun - give it a try and get your imagination cranked up again!

Dark_Shades
11-27-2003, 05:53 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31002

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/12116/tn_A.jpg
Hi Dee ...... Great Idea, sorry I never gave landscapes a thought :eek: :) ...... Now doing Landscapes from B/W is VERY Scary lol ...... Scary enough when in Colour ;) .... I have picked out a couple and greyscaled them...... I will find a couple of colour ones for anyone who wants to, to try monochrome

........ just click on the image above....... should take you to the full version

Dark_Shades
11-27-2003, 05:55 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31003

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/12116/tn_B.jpg

Another one to try ...... I think this would be a very good exercise Dee..... and one I might try

Mo.
11-27-2003, 07:11 PM
Good theme Dawn ;)

Turning a colour to B/W can be easy if you have the software to turn the colour to greyscale, however turning a B/W to colour will be more of a challenge, unless of course you already have the coloured version.

Mo.:)

CarlyHardy
11-28-2003, 01:39 AM
Mo...that's how you use that "value = color" stuff we talked about. Look at the b/w image and choose by value. Of course you can make up local color :)

carly

Dark_Shades
11-28-2003, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by Mo.
Good theme Dawn ;)

Turning a colour to B/W can be easy if you have the software to turn the colour to greyscale, however turning a B/W to colour will be more of a challenge, unless of course you already have the coloured version.

Mo.:)

ahhhh yes, BUT, though easily to turn the photo image.... still have to put the theory into practise for real though :)

Dark_Shades
11-28-2003, 08:30 AM
PS ..... Dee ....... lol, I picked the one of the bridge for you..... to make it harder....... perhaps scenery thats not so native for you :)

Nice Aint I :D :evil: :angel:

leojacko
11-28-2003, 12:45 PM
That Bridge -

Looks vaguely familiar to me :D

Is that Willy Lot's vottage lurking in the background? :evil:

Leo
:cat:

leojacko
11-28-2003, 12:46 PM
sorry [hehe]

cottage

leo
:cat:

Deborah Secor
11-28-2003, 01:16 PM
D_S, how unfair....it's sooooo difficult! Water? A bridge? What are they??? LOL Wait--we have water in our acequias. (I'll let you all look up the meaning of that word.)

Hmmmm, a challenge. I like it. As soon as I finish the articles I MUST write this coming week I'll most likely take this on. Keep pestering me!

I love to paint using value alone. It allows me to use any and sometimes every color I want to. I'm fairly certain your peaceful little English stream won't look natural--but then I wonder if it matters!? How about if I add a New Mexico sky? It'll look like an alien world!

Deborah

Dark_Shades
11-28-2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by leojacko
That Bridge -

Looks vaguely familiar to me :D

Is that Willy Lot's vottage lurking in the background? :evil:

Leo
:cat:

Ha! Ha! Leo...... what ever it is you are drinking.... take more water with it ;) :D hee heee

Hmmmm, a challenge ........... Keep pestering me!


...... lol Dee.... you got it ;) :evil: :D

..... I will have to try a landscape this way myself...... hmmmm wonder if I'd find it any easier.....

Dark_Shades
11-28-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by PegR
OK, Dawn, I'll bite.

not me I hope lol ........ good on ya Peg

sundiver
11-28-2003, 03:21 PM
Oh, man, I haven't even got last month's pastel project started! Oh, well, it's going to involve a using a blurry dark b&w photograph from long ago as my photo ref, so maybe this'll be good practice..
...and JamieWG has a cool project using white that's just started...

pastelist
11-28-2003, 03:35 PM
I think your project is quite interesting, I signed up. Can't wait to start.
:clap:

Deborah Secor
11-28-2003, 06:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31028

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/23609/tn_thatbridgeSECOR.jpg

Okay, I took it on! HA! I had a few minutes and wanted pastel back under my fingernails ASAP. The turkey soup was bubbling, the fire was toasty and I wanted to be in my studio.

It's only about 30-40 minutes from the ground up on bright orange La Carte, 18x24"--and I know it's crooked in the photo! I'm having fun here. I haven't put in any of the details like the railing which is a pretty important part, but I realized that I want to concentrate on the water more as I painted it, so will make the details sparse elsewhere.

Um, what on earth is that THING on the left end of the bridge in front of the house? I didn't even try...

Comment away--and remember that water is scarce in our parts (but it's such a cheap thrill that I paint it whenever I can.)

Deborah

CarlyHardy
11-28-2003, 08:38 PM
Deborah,
for a quick first pass, I'd say you did very well! One thing to watch is the shape that the water makes with that tree reflection beside the boat. The eye is directed two ways...and I think the reflection for the tree is a bit large :)

I wouldn't touch that background!
carly

Deborah Secor
11-28-2003, 09:06 PM
Thanks carly, you're so right. It's just at the point where I need to turn it on its side so I can check the reflections. I removed the wakes from the birds and did just a smidge on the reflections, plus added a bit of the railing, but I ran out of time. The leftover turkey was calling!

I'll check the reflection shapes and take a better picture to post if I have time tomorrow.

Deborah

Dark_Shades
11-29-2003, 05:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31028

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/23609/tn_thatbridgeSECOR.jpg

...... ...... I saw the tinyhead and thought OMG !!! ..... Dee, I am so impressed with this ....... I know you have said things are off etc........ but non the less I think it is beautiful..... are you pleased with the result so far? ...... will you work on it any more?

You really have caught the essence of the Rich English Countryside and colours..... well done indeed


....... as you know I dont really 'do' landscapes..... but Im really itching to try from a B/W...... first I have to get the commission out of the way :(


Look forward to seeing your work Pastellist...... and thanks for joining in......

leojacko
11-29-2003, 12:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31028

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/23609/tn_thatbridgeSECOR.jpg

Debs - Great Start!

:clap: :clap:

That bridge is a real challenge !

I'm still doing watercolour baubles - hope to get back into pastels soon :D

Drinking Yorkshire Tea right now, DS :evil:

Leo
:cat:

Mikki Petersen
11-30-2003, 12:44 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31028

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/23609/tn_thatbridgeSECOR.jpg

Great start! Everything already looks like it's supposed to. Your color choices are quite believeable too.

PegR
11-30-2003, 09:41 AM
No, Dawn, I'd never bite! But I think I've swallowed WC and this forum in particular hook, line, and sinker. ;)

Deborah Secor
11-30-2003, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I'm tripping off to the easel now--but have to work on the paying stuff (the commission painting of the dog!) first. I hope to put in a bit more on this one soon and post more.

Someone make me go write too..... ;)
Deborah

guilliame
11-30-2003, 06:17 PM
Wots this another project:D ok i'm in.just off to post my progress,thats if i can remember how to use the uploader:D

Dark_Shades
11-30-2003, 06:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31090

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/25004/tn_ColourPrjoect-1.JPG

Nice start Peg ....... Ive found when working on light coloured paper, it always tends to keep the overall work light ..... I would perhaps try and get some darks going on in there, and get it really punched up..... perhaps block in some, with pastels ... they will cover more quickly than pencils..... keep going, you are doing good

Dark_Shades
11-30-2003, 06:24 PM
Drinking Yorkshire Tea right now, DS

Ha ha Leo ..... plenty of water in that one ;) ... now, not TOO strong mind lolol ...... hey do you ever eat..... Potatoe Hash or Cheese Dip?

No, Dawn, I'd never bite! But I think I've swallowed WC and this forum in particular hook, line, and sinker.

me too Peg lol .... promised myself was going to bed, erm, about an hour ago :)

Someone make me go write too.....
Nooooo Dee, ya gotta come play.... you know you want to :)


Wots this another project
.... I know, I know..... glutton for punishment or what lol ..... hey, good to see you guilly :)

Dark_Shades
11-30-2003, 06:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31125

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/6932/tn_DCP_0143.gif

woooooo hooooo guilly.... you remembered :) ......... nice work too ..... good warm skin tones and light there....... looking forward to seeing how you develope this further....... thanks for joining in

sundiver
11-30-2003, 08:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31076

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/6393/tn_CMBlandscapemtns.jpg

I managed to sneak in some time to do this. I think maybe the scan is bad but won't know until I check it on my classroom computer tomorrow.

It was fun!
Dawn, you could do this as a WDE theme in a couple of months...maybe? :) :) , with b&w images that could be completed in 2 hours or less. Hosting WDEs is easier than setting up projects. Give it some thought? :) :)

sundiver
12-01-2003, 07:02 AM
(next morning)
Yeah, as I thought, not a great scan. The colors shouldn't be so garish.

Diane, Peg and Guill, I like your progress pics! Diane, I didn't know what that thing on the left was either. I want to try that one too if I can find the time- unlikely, with yet another cool project just starting.

Dark_Shades
12-01-2003, 12:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31076

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/6393/tn_CMBlandscapemtns.jpg

This is one I want to try too ........ and a load of others hee hee...... soooooo short on time ..... wahhhhh

another great Job Wendy...... love your landscapes...... colours are glorious

Dark_Shades
12-01-2003, 12:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31149

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/6932/tn_colour_to_black_%26_white.gif

I think you have done a great job on this guilly..... why dont you like it? ...... Ive never tried working from colour to b/w....... did you find it difficult to do? ........ I think this is a good learning curve too, as you definately got shape and form with this....... hats off to you for trying...... Im not sure that you could do more...... its good as is

well done

Mikki Petersen
12-01-2003, 12:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31149

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/6932/tn_colour_to_black_%26_white.gif

Like it or not...it is definitely an entry and one well done. I don't much care for monochrome painting either so I can understand your lack of enthusiasm.

Dark_Shades
12-01-2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by sundiver
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31076

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/6393/tn_CMBlandscapemtns.jpg

I managed to sneak in some time to do this. I think maybe the scan is bad but won't know until I check it on my classroom computer tomorrow.

It was fun!
Dawn, you could do this as a WDE theme in a couple of months...maybe? :) :) , with b&w images that could be completed in 2 hours or less. Hosting WDEs is easier than setting up projects. Give it some thought? :) :)

Oops..... forgot this..... :D
..... yes ..... sounds a good idea..... yes, lol, remind me in a couple of months ;) :D

Dark_Shades
12-02-2003, 05:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31162

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/14550/tn_Troll_Bridge_%282%29.jpg

Mikki you are TOOOOOOOO hard on yourself...... this is wonderful ....... the colours ARE realistic..... especially the fir tree in the middle... so much so, looks like a photo.... (and thats a big compliment from me - love it when it gets to a photo stage)..... the only thing I might change is the brightness of the chimney pot... perhaps just tone it down a bit...... you really have done a wonderful job on this..... you have added the steps , great job on those too ....... the water has wonderful colours in it...... if it were more realistic in a typical english river lol ... it would be brown and green.... and not half as pleasing to the eye..... the whole picture is very pleasing indeed.....
We are our own worst critiques lolol ..... go easy on yourself...... or Ill bash you one ;) :D

Mikki Petersen
12-02-2003, 05:22 PM
Thank you Dawn but I think you are being too generous.

Don't your brown rivers reflect the sky? God, I'd love to visit the United Kingdom...oh well, keep those photos coming!

Dark_Shades
12-02-2003, 05:57 PM
Nope lol.... not in my nature to be generous :evil: :D ..... I really do think your work is lovely Mikki

lol, well yes I suppose our Brown rivers do reflect the sky...... but ha ha in a Brownish way :D hee hee .... your rendition is so much nicer, and how it should be

PegR
12-03-2003, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the help, Dawn. I've finally done what I should have done in the first place--a thumbnail of the values. I'll probably get time to work on it some more tonight (I hope). I tend to end up using my pastel pencils because of a limited supply of soft pastels.

Everybody else is doing so wonderfully well--it's fun to browse!

Peg (slightly swamped with Christmas shopping and other projects)

Dark_Shades
12-03-2003, 09:57 AM
No Worries Peg..... I know what you mean..... me too ..... and not even been able to join in my own project :crying: :D

Mo.
12-03-2003, 06:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31162

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/14550/tn_Troll_Bridge_%282%29.jpg

WOWEEEE!!! Mikki this is so darn good, I thought it was a colour photo opening up at first. Superbly done! So very 'YOU'

Love it!

Mo.:)

Mo.
12-03-2003, 06:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31076

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/6393/tn_CMBlandscapemtns.jpg

This is beautiful Wendy, love those sunkissed mountains and autumnal colours.

Mo.:)

guilliame
12-04-2003, 07:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31076

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/6393/tn_CMBlandscapemtns.jpg

Hey Sundiver,i like this one and the colours,those red trees remind me of scenes driving thro the delaware and the poconos countryside one september,well done.
B.T.W.,wots a WDE theme when its at home:D

guilliame
12-04-2003, 07:24 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31162

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/14550/tn_Troll_Bridge_%282%29.jpg

Hey Impete,this is really good,like the colours and the pastel strokes to define the trees and bushes:cool: my only nit pic is that the shadow under the boat seems too solid,a goo painting tho nevertheless:)

guilliame
12-04-2003, 07:40 AM
DS & Impete,
Thanks for your comments on my 2 entries,gonna have things to do this month so progress is likely to be slower than i usually am:)

Desert Daughter
12-04-2003, 12:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31125

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/6932/tn_DCP_0143.gif

I could not get the highlights to come up in my photo that I uploaded. The work you posted is beautiful. - She is breathing!
I enjoyed the process, did you find it a challenge?

Omman542
12-04-2003, 12:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31076

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/6393/tn_CMBlandscapemtns.jpg

Wow. I really love the colors you've chosen. I especially like the red against the orange! :clap: :clap:

Omman542
12-04-2003, 12:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31162

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/14550/tn_Troll_Bridge_%282%29.jpg

This has such a serene feel to it! I like! Definetly looks like somewhere I'd like to be.

Omman542
12-04-2003, 12:30 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31296

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/32853/tn_child.jpg

The colors you chose for her face are really stunning! So vibrant and alive. Being against the black really makes it pop to me. I like the sheen you've created in her hair as well. You did great in my opinion!

Dark_Shades
12-04-2003, 12:50 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31296

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/32853/tn_child.jpg

Welcome aboard Desert Child...... so glad you picked this project to be your very first...... you have done a wonderful job..... great choice of colours.... agree with everything Omman has said..... you've broken the ice now :) ...... so you can join in other projects.... and come into the Pastel Forum.... great friendly people there..... and you can also keep adding to this project too .. hint! hint! hee hee.... well done

Dark_Shades
12-04-2003, 12:52 PM
I got close with the name huh? ..... :D

sorry lol... Desert Daughter :o

Mikki Petersen
12-04-2003, 01:44 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31296

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/32853/tn_child.jpg

Oh my! This is so evocative! I love the vibrance and the sheer power of the piece. Very nice work. Now keep them coming!

Guilliame and Omman, thank you for your nice comments.

Mikki Petersen
12-04-2003, 01:45 PM
I completely agree about the shadow on the boat Guilly. any ideas how I might correct it? I played with it but it only got "denser".

leojacko
12-05-2003, 02:40 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/27068/tn_colourme1wip1sm.jpg

OK DS - I'm in now !

Munching on a cream cracker & a slice of Wensleydale cheese :evil:

Been lurking for a while enjoying all the entries :D

Here's my progress entry so far.

Found some bright orange textured pastel stuff, & had a go at the lane & mountains scene. Dismayed to find the bald spot middle centre which will not hold any pastel at all.

Anyone think it could be touched in with acrylic when finished?

Leo
:cat:

pastelist
12-05-2003, 07:30 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31354

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/16787/tn_Young_Girl.jpg

Here is my entry. The young girl was completed in soft pastel on sanded ersta paper. The size is 9 x 12. Thanks for allowing me to participate.

Dark_Shades
12-05-2003, 07:46 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/27068/tn_colourme1wip1sm.jpg

Ohhhh this is looking lovely Leo ...... gorgeous colours... like it alot.... hmmmm would a spot of spray fixative help? for the middle spot...... need to fix that, too lovely to spoil..... looking forward to seeing this one finished..... is going to be beautiful ....

what a cushedy life you lead lol...... Yorkshire tea.... now cheese n biscuits lol

Dark_Shades
12-05-2003, 07:49 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31354

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/16787/tn_Young_Girl.jpg

You are always welcome Pastellist......... erm, BUT .... I hate to tell you this...... but, your portrait should of been Monochrome :eek: .... the ref image was in colour

Ref photos in colour should be rendered monochrome
B/W photos should be rendered in Colour

I hope you will submit again ....... hey, all good practise... right ;)

leojacko
12-05-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Dark_Shades
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/27068/tn_colourme1wip1sm.jpg

Hi DS

what a cushedy life you lead lol...... Yorkshire tea.... now cheese n biscuits lol

'fraid it reflects in my waistline somewhat ! :evil:

Leo
:cat:

pastelist
12-05-2003, 04:40 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I just went pastel crazy :crying:

I will resubmit in monochrome, I thought color and I was wrong :crying:

I will resubmit, thanks for understanding Dark-Shades :cat:

Dark_Shades
12-05-2003, 05:22 PM
awwwwww no worries Pastellist....... glad you are joining in ..... all good practise :) ..... I havent even had a chance to do ONE myself yet :)

pastelist
12-05-2003, 11:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31402

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/16787/tn_young_girl_b%26w.jpg

This is my revised entry. It was completed in soft pastel on ersta sanded pastel paper and in various shades of gray. The size is 9 x 12. Thanks for allowing me to participate. It was fun completing this painting in monochrome. Thanks for a great learning experience.
:clap:

Dark_Shades
12-06-2003, 05:25 AM
well, absolutely well done to you pastellist...... I really love the expression of her face....... nice work, glad you learnt something from it ............ I still want to add more works to your impressionist project..... just so love that

ctmobitz
12-06-2003, 07:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31416

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/7997/tn_CMBApplesWIP1.jpg

Lookin forward to your comments of the apples at this beginning stages? LOL

Regards,
Claude

Mikki Petersen
12-06-2003, 10:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31416

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/7997/tn_CMBApplesWIP1.jpg

So far, Claude, this is looking very good...except for the triangular shadow on the upper yellow apple. I cannot translate it into the apple except as dent. Wish I could tell you how to fix it...maybe someone else can give you tips.

Dark_Shades
12-07-2003, 04:58 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31416

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/7997/tn_CMBApplesWIP1.jpg

Wow :clap: ...... this is coming along really great......... just look at that Red apple!!!! ..... excellent

I can see what Mikki is saying...... BUT it looks exactly as the ref image.... am eagerly looking forward to seeing you work on this some more...... it is turning out wonderfully Claude...... well done

guilliame
12-07-2003, 01:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31296

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/32853/tn_child.jpg

Hey Desert Daughter,nice to see another version,this is really good i like it,it's a nice painting and the orange works but i am not sure about the purple lips tho,just a personal feeling maybe a darker browny or reddy orange instead,just a nit pic but as i say it doesn't alter the fact that it is a good painting well done
:D

PegR
12-07-2003, 06:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31402

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/16787/tn_young_girl_b%26w.jpg

I'm only commenting on your monochrome, but, mistake on the first one or not, I like them both!

Peg

idrewit
12-08-2003, 10:03 AM
Suggest a diffrent type of surface for that p articular medium, the relif points can be seen because either the medium itself is not thick enough or if it is as it looks to be a pastel on some sort of canvus you just mearly have the wrong surface.

otherwise your skill is well expressed in your work. One last tip might be to edge in a little more contrast in your shading the darks dont seem quite dark enough and there should be a glint more highlight in the lights.

Thats all,
You can email me on this subject or any other
[email protected]
or view my website
www.geocities.com/idrewnit/index.html


Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31442

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/25004/tn_ColourProject-Final.JPG

Delete this line then add your comments, but leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!

PegR
12-08-2003, 10:20 AM
Thank you Drew--my skills are pretty minimal at this stage, so it's nice to see someone mention "skill." :)

This is the first time I've tried going from monochrome to color. Most of my drawing has been in charcoal and graphite. Color is still new territory anyway, so I'm feeling my way along.

The problem with the support showing through is the classic problem of using Canson Mi-Teintes (lots of complaints about that on this forum, believe me!). I just used what I had, and I'm, er, *chalking* this up to experience.

Thanks again!

Peg

ctmobitz
12-08-2003, 11:34 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31442

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/25004/tn_ColourProject-Final.JPG

Peg nice work! May I say you should try the smooth side of Canson paper .......I find it much more agreeable to my type of work with pastels. I am still working on the same apples from this project also. Will post another pic today sometime....

Regards,
Claude

PegR
12-08-2003, 12:15 PM
Judy Collins' performance of that song is now running through my mind . . .

I've tried both sides of the Canson, and I've come to the firm conclusion that it just ain't workin' for me. Dakota Pastels has a collection of all of the papers they sell--I think I need to spend some money on that.

Claude, thanks. I'll keep an eye out for your painting!

Peg

Mikki Petersen
12-08-2003, 05:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31442

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/25004/tn_ColourProject-Final.JPG

Peg, this is a good painting. There are pastellists who rely on the texture of the paper showing through so it is not neccessarily a bad thing. My only suggestion for this painting is that you might want to deepen the dark areas a bit for more intensity.

You certainly have the drawing skills and the eye for color, now all you need is practice, practice, practice to become experienced with the medium. Keep at it...you'll be amazed at how fast your work advances by posting here on WC and offering feedback to others. You will learn as much by studying the work of others and what was right about it and what didn't work well, as you will be viewing the comments of others regarding your own work.

PegR
12-08-2003, 08:05 PM
Mikki, you, Drew and Claude have absolutely made my day! It's been kind of a lumpy day (ups and downs), and getting such positive feedback on that little painting has made the day come out on the up side!

I will, I assure you, keep on keeping on. I really feel like I've taken an enormous step. Now, back to the drawing board!:D

Peg

Desert Daughter
12-08-2003, 08:58 PM
guilliame

Thank you for the comments. The work did not photo well. My inability to take the photos well is my challenge. The skin tones are actually more brown - kind of a coffee with cream color. Her lips in the shot are horrible! (you were very kind!!). The tones are mauve but lighter and more subtle. She is a child. I am not pleased with how the work photo-ed. Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.

Mikki Petersen
12-09-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by PegR
Mikki, you, Drew and Claude have absolutely made my day! It's been kind of a lumpy day (ups and downs), and getting such positive feedback on that little painting has made the day come out on the up side!

I will, I assure you, keep on keeping on. I really feel like I've taken an enormous step. Now, back to the drawing board!:D

Peg

You go for it! It's fun to hear your enthusiasm!

SweetBabyJ
12-10-2003, 12:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31527

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/9169/tn_teanlace.jpg

Okay, so I was amongst the missing so long DarkShades sent a search party after me (thanks, DS- the young one with the really wide shoulders and the gleam in his... flask... turned the trick. I think. If you promise to send just him next time, though, I may go back), I have managed to finish one of the projects I signed up for a few weeks ago.

I got a set of Mungyo pastels from E-Bay 'cause they were cheap and I wanted to see just *how* cheap. Turns out that, while they're tiny little squared nubs, they're also quite soft- I'd say close to a Rembrandt, easy, maybe a bit softer. Not what I expected, certainly, and not so good for detail. And I used real, live 400 grit sandpaper- Hubby had some laying around and my mind said "Yanno... that's pretty much the same surface as...." It is, too. Holds lots and lots and lots, and the strokes stay put- mostly. 'Course that archival issue is still a problem, but hey! if you screw up badly enough, you can still use it to finish the frame. Then the ref I chose was chosen simply because I wanted to see if I could do the reflections in the tea set- squinting you just see lights and darks, but if you pay attention, you see the actual lace. I wanted to see if I could recreate that. In some respects I did, but I'm pretty sure if I had learned how to crotchet FIRST, I'd've had a bit better idea of what I was seeing. (Btw- it is pronounced krotch-ette, because it makes you "crotchety" to do it.)

Anyway, the whole thing is a huge experiment, which is why it's named the way it is- and now I'm gonna go find some PreparationCoffee....

ctmobitz
12-10-2003, 03:20 PM
SweetBaby.......
Wow you did a super job !:clap: :clap: :clap:
Love how you did the reflections of the crochet work on the pots.
Very nicely done. The one reflection on the spout of the first pot on the left is a little confusing.........maybe it's just me....I might need the Prep H.......LOL...........still a nice job!!

Regards,
Claude

Mikki Petersen
12-10-2003, 05:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31527

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/9169/tn_teanlace.jpg

SBJ, you created quite a nice painting in your noodling around! I was going to try that one but chickened out because of the reflected lace. You did a great job on it, just grand!

SweetBabyJ
12-10-2003, 07:00 PM
Thank you, 1mpete- it was definately a challenge- especially with those little nubs of pastel. Felt like I was wearing mittens. Claude- I'm just amazed any of the reflections even look like lace- let alone *accurate* lace- lol. In the ref photo and painting, the reflections on the spout are not quite as clearly delineated as on the body of the pot itself, perhaps it is the angle and curvature there, I've no idea. But I was quite pleased I got the reflection of the teapot in on the left side of that sugar bowl....

Dark_Shades
12-11-2003, 12:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31527

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/9169/tn_teanlace.jpg

What an absolutely brilliant job you did on this SBJ ...... no crowbar here lol .... ohh or is that a dropped stitch I see :evil: ;) :) ..... wonderful work...... I absolutely Lurvvvvvv those reflections...... well done indeed :clap: .... love the colour choice too

SweetBabyJ
12-11-2003, 12:35 PM
if you're only seeing one dropped stitch, DS, you need new bi-focals. Trust me... hahaha!!!

ctmobitz
12-11-2003, 02:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31549

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/7997/tn_CMBapples2.jpg

Well........not too pleased ........but it will have to do. It was a wonderful challenge working from a black and white reference picture. It makes you sure think before laying down a color! LOL

Please feel free to comment.

Regards,
Claude

ctmobitz
12-11-2003, 02:35 PM
SBJ......
Wow if you could do all that crocheting with Mungyo (cheapies) soft pastels........what could you do with say Winsor Newtons, Rembrandts, Carbethello pastel pencils......get your Christmas list going. Then painting it on your husband's sandpaper.......???? You have to try Wallis paper, velour or even for some, the much dreaded Canson paper......smooth side is best for me.......LOL

Just keep up the great work......I keep going back to look at your great work.

Regards,
Claude

PegR
12-11-2003, 02:55 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31549

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/7997/tn_CMBapples2.jpg

Claude, I think you did a fine job! It's tough to just make up the colors as you go along (at least, that's what I did). You might have made the shadows darker, but the form and color are right on!

Peg

ctmobitz
12-11-2003, 10:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31564

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/7997/tn_CMBapples3.jpg

Thanks Peg........I reworked the shadow areas and it seems to give the apples more of a punch! Thanks for the comments.

Claude

PegR
12-12-2003, 09:15 AM
I like the changes you've made, Claude. I can fit both my reply and your new posting onto my computer screen, and the difference between the first version and the second is very marked! The colors are much more brilliant with the extra darks.

Peg

ctmobitz
12-12-2003, 10:45 AM
Peg...
Yes, you are absolutely right.....I like it myself! Thanks again

Claude

Dark_Shades
12-13-2003, 05:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=31564

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/7997/tn_CMBapples3.jpg

Great work here Claude.... love those shadows .... look at the gleam you got, and great affect of sunshine..... well done

Some of Everything
02-03-2004, 01:03 PM
HI

I have joined this project a while ago - guess I should have joined the discussion to get feedback?

New at this project thing - do I have to upload the image again to show it here even if I uploaded it into the project itself already?

Anyway - here it is uploaded again.

Dark_Shades
02-03-2004, 01:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=32883

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/progress/31277/tn_Cherries.jpg

Hello Some, sorry not to have commented before..... everything was getting busy with Christmas and all the new changes with WC.... but its good you came and commented ...... as it brought the project back up into view.... well you have done an excellent job on this with shape and form, can really feel the shape... some good light there too...... I cant help but want to see this in colour, with the wonderful reds..... so glad you joined in

Some of Everything
03-14-2004, 04:33 AM
Comment on final entry by: SweetBabyJ

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community...?entry_id=31527 SweetBabyJ, this is absolutely LOVELY!!! Great Job! :clap: :clap: :clap:

I have added my Grayscale version of the cherries to the final entries. :)
Also, I have added the two following final entries - PLEASE do comment on these! :angel:

OOPS! Almost forgot to add the images!!!! :o
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/31277/Tomatoes_small.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/31277/Pears_small.jpg

Dark_Shades
03-14-2004, 08:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=34206

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/581/completed/31277/tn_Tomatoes_small.jpg

Hey, nice to see that you are find lots of things to get you interested ....... this is nice, like this one..... have great looking glass here.... good detail too on the patterns of the cloth..... nice density of the toms too ....... great reflection with those pears...... well done
hope you enjoyed taking part