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Kathryn Wilson
01-01-2004, 12:35 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Digging Into Architecture
Project Leader: kyle
Relative Difficulty: Medium
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Other
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Buildings, homes, barns, cityscapes . . . they are part of our everyday lives, BUT how often do you avoid including them in your paintings? Not sure how to get the proper perspective? texture? color? placement into the land around it?

How about those architectural elements we all like to paint - windows and doors?

Here's your chance to practice your craft - and that's what it takes - practice. Try, try again. If you don't get it, we are here to help!

I've included 10 ref photos (extremely hard to pare them down to 10) - most of them from our reference library, some from my hubbies photos, and one from a very special WC member.

Crop the pictures, change the color, flip the composition around - do whatever you think is necessary to get the best out of these photos. OR, if you have a favorite you want to paint, please feel free to use that too.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=615)

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.

bnoonan
01-01-2004, 01:27 PM
Hi Kat,

2004 - the year of living outside the box and painting to grow!!!

Thanks for the challenge and I do mean challenge.

Lovely photos to choose from but I may just select on of my own photos as well.

Barb

Kathryn Wilson
01-01-2004, 01:52 PM
That's okay, Barb - I just wanted people to have a broad base to paint from. It was so hard to decide what to put in, maybe I should have just chosen one type of architecture.

Enjoy the Project!

Dyin
01-01-2004, 06:24 PM
need to make this a sticky before it gets lost....well, started the project and will go put up a progress shot, guess I need to sign up first lol....

Kathryn Wilson
01-01-2004, 06:43 PM
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I am so pleased you are going to do this one - looks good so far! Like the colors alot!

Mo.
01-01-2004, 06:59 PM
Great project Kat, and thanks so much for standing in at the last minute, this is going to be a great challenge. Better go and sign up.

Hey Sue you were quick off the mark girl, off to see what you've done!

Mo.

Mo.
01-01-2004, 07:07 PM
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How exciting Sue, this is off to a great start, love it already!
You're going great guns!

Deborah Secor
01-01-2004, 07:07 PM
Okay, I'm in too...sometime. I start classes next week (why did I schedule them so soon???) and still have to de-Christmas the house.

I love the photo of the Ranchos de Taos church! (You have to see that church sometime to understand that it's smack in the middle of a little town with cars and roads and people all around... not serene and sitting alone as it looks here--but I like it this way.) And that window--and the city scene too.

Maybe Saturday.

Good project! Thanks Kat.
Deborah

Mo.
01-01-2004, 07:09 PM
Don't worry about the sticky, it will be done, be patient.:D

Hi Deborah, good to see you joining too.!

Mo.:)

Kathryn Wilson
01-01-2004, 07:10 PM
Hey, Dee - I love that church too. Gonna start on that tomorrow - at least get a start on it.

Hope you get time to participate - but it does go on all month, and there is no time limit after that. Just enjoy the photos.

She-She
01-02-2004, 01:26 AM
I've signed up too. I usually don't hang out in the pastel forum altho I used to work in pastels (pastel pencils). I started using colored pencils & have done a few projects with them.

This will be good for me to get back to pastels again. :)
Doing any sort of building will be a challenge for me, I normally do animals.

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 07:38 AM
Welcome She-She! I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

:D

bnoonan
01-02-2004, 12:16 PM
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Sue this is looking great as a start. I love the colors you've used so far but that can't surprise you. The textured effect is fascinating and it really adds to the piece.

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Barb

MKathleen
01-02-2004, 01:10 PM
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Sue:
I like it so far I think you have a good start. Night scenes I think are really hard that is why I've never tried one. Will be watching your progress to learn how it's done.
Kathy

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 03:25 PM
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Sue! I am so proud of you for making this much progress in one day! Those Holbeins must be miracle workers. Your fogging worked out really well, so no worries there. Just going to wait on more work to comment any further. :clap:

Dyin
01-02-2004, 07:31 PM
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Done!!!

lisilk
01-02-2004, 07:39 PM
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Wow, this looks awesome. You really caught the wet reflections on the street and sidewalks. Well done. :clap: :clap:

*******Okay, I'm jumping in too. My second pastel project ??? Oiy vey

Li

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 07:46 PM
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This is wonderful!!!! You caught the night, the fog, the misty feeling of NY at night - I can feel the damp and cold through my screen. And the detail - my chin is on the floor - and in 16 hours of work!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Mo.
01-02-2004, 07:55 PM
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I hate you, you know that:D:D Sue this is b*****Gobsmacking Fantastic, I'm throwing my towel in now! WOWEEEE!!!! :clap::clap::clap:

Now go get a good massage on those tired shoulders.

WELL DONE!!!!!!

Mo.:)

She-She
01-02-2004, 08:05 PM
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WOW!!! You really got that wet foggy feeling. You worked fast too.
Well done!!!

bnoonan
01-02-2004, 08:18 PM
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sue - nicely done but what's playing at the theatre?

Lovely work and in such short order. Something tells me you are primed for another piece. Don't you agree Kat?

Barb:clap: :clap: :clap:

Love the color choices, the lighting effect and the shimmer of the entire evening light. Great job all around!

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 08:22 PM
Barb - LOL - I know she gave it her all over the last two days. I'll give her a day or two to catch her breath - :evil:

Dyin
01-02-2004, 08:38 PM
lol...talking about me like I'm not even here lol! Thanks all of you...
Mo, there'll be no towel throwing...towel snapping...well, that's ok if a bare butt walks by...
Barb...ahem...WDE tomorrow....high noon...(naw, that's Alaska time)...anyways come ready to 'draw'...snork!
Kat...you cannot paint with your jaw on the floor, so pick it up and get going lol!
She-she....thanks for looking!

Deborah Secor
01-02-2004, 08:39 PM
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Sue, I think one of the strongest elements in this painting is the fact that the signs are clearly signs but mostly remain unreadable, so that you focus on what's really important--the light. Excellent.

Deborah

Dyin
01-02-2004, 08:51 PM
Thanks Deborah...I decided to do this because of the way Kat's xmas tree came out, otherwise I doubt I'd have ever tried. It's such a rush to have something work with the colors I chose and the way I decided to approach it. I've learned so much here in the pastel forum!

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 09:08 PM
Sue - I know that you are working differently, but you really haven't said how or why it has changed. Can you describe how you are applying color as opposed to how you were doing it before. I know the Holbeins are helping, but something is changing here - tell us!

Kathryn Day
01-02-2004, 09:24 PM
Sue,
This is a wonderful painting. Love the feeling of it. You get such nice detail without getting detailed. (did that make sense?). lol

Dyin
01-02-2004, 09:34 PM
I'm not really sure...for sure the nice selection of Holbeins helps...especially since they come in 5 tones to a color, it's helped me to understand tones a little bit more and what's really making a difference is I get a picture in my head of the way I want it before I start. I go to my early edition photoshop and play with things...it's never what I want but it gets me close on crop, composition and close to color. Like this one...I knew I wanted an impression of lights, rather than detail. I played around and ended up crystalizing the picture...it was all just huge dots then...but I need some detail so I printed it out and the original and used them both to decide how much to show as I went. I also like twilight and these colors to me are twilight, so that's why I went with them.
But I guess the biggest thing is I'm going at things now with a mind to stretch the limits...take something and not copy it, (although I really did mostly stick to what was there)...but what I did was take it and make it mine. And the only way to do that is to take a chance. And maybe taking that step out into space frees you somehow, the worse that can happen is it doesn't work and you'll never know if you don't try.
Yikes....you wanted a book, right Kat???:rolleyes: :p

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 10:50 PM
That was good Sue - a good look into the thought processes before and during a painting. It's good that you are using resources beforehand to figure things out - it certainly worked here.

What I really wanted to get at is the technique you are using too - I know that in the past you used lots of layers, brushing OP's onto the paper, using the OP's more like oil paint than pastels.

Now, it seems you must be applying the OP's directly and in blocks of color?? Are you applying heavily and therefore only needing one layer?? How are you mixing your colors, if at all?

See, I really wanted a book - on OP's! :D

Dyin
01-02-2004, 11:12 PM
Well, I'm using lots of different things, depending on the object. For the dark buildings I laid down my darkest blue violet, then I scrubed my darkest Prussian blue over that. In some solid places I left it at that...where I wanted blotched tones I'd just add in another color here and there and then take my nylon cuticle pusher and move it around so they'd merge, but still leave some areas one color or the other. I also used the Prussian with the red violet in dark areas. My paper is a little rough so don't think I have any single layers here. For wet spots I laid the colors next to each other and then used the tool to overlap them. I'm pressing the color in hard on almost everything...scribbling on big areas and the lights were all giant stabs with the corners...of course they rounded out and then the lights were rounder lol! The Holbeins are great for putting light over dark...with a good jab or scrubbing even the white will cover the darkest area....I had thought at the beginning I'd have to brighten the whites with a Sennelier, but after enough going over this was just fine. Kind of neat that you asked, because I had to look at it and think...both the Senneliers and Caran d'Ache Neopastels are too greasy to work with like this, so the Holbeins are making the difference for me. The only thing that is common to all of them is that fine details are really hard to have control over without a tool or pencil...it can be done but it just isn't optimately a hard edged medium...one swipe can fatten to twice its width in a long stroke. Hope I explained it ok!

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 11:23 PM
Yep, that's exactly what I wanted! This is so different for you that I knew you had to be using those Holbeins in a totally different way. I am so glad you discovered that you can work this way - that way we will have more paintings from you.

:D

Kathryn Wilson
01-02-2004, 11:37 PM
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Wow! What a sense of vertigo I got when I first viewed it. Couldn't tell if I was looking up or down. This is a very strong painting - color-wise and design-wise. What is it that you do not like about it or that you think didn't work? Or maybe it just wasn't fun - I feel that way about portraits - LOL.

Dyin
01-03-2004, 12:14 AM
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Yah, Barb, you failed miserably....NOT!!! Geez, I was expecting this to be just so so after you told me about it...the problem is that you're looking at it as all the edges not being straight I think...but they don't HAVE to be when the composition is this strong. The touches of blue really pop with the other colors. The only area that is a touch underdone is the center and it really just leaves the rest more focal. I like this look...it looks like you painted it with oils, not pastels. You take very cool photos too. anyhoo...I think this does have a wow factor for the composition...don't give up on architecture...I've seen some really awesome loose work done...you just need to get a feel for it. But I'll agree...buildings are not my first choice as subject matter lol!!!

majestaero
01-03-2004, 01:58 AM
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WOW!! Have you ever been busy!:D I thought you said you worked slow???:p
It's incredible, Sue!

Seems like you're sure selling a lot of those Holbeins! Think if you let them know, they'd start giving you a commission? Or at least free pastels!!:p

Linda

bnoonan
01-03-2004, 12:23 PM
Sue, Kat - thanks. I guess the parts I don't like about it are the lack of rounded shapes that give something so much more... more... Oh I don't know. It is a strong design and composition, I will agree. I had the best time shooting a series of these different buildings - all from the same angle. the bonus of living in SF is the variety of decorations on each building.

Thanks for the encouragement - done that now... moving on.

Oh - don't tell SweetBabyJ that I haven't even started the project of the "weak areas". Maybe I can submit this one now.

Barb:evil:

Dyin
01-03-2004, 12:59 PM
my lips are sealed!!! and the word you were looking for....voluptuousness???? grin...don't forget...WDE....southwest theme....be there....

cjkelly
01-03-2004, 05:06 PM
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Sue - what a wonderful feeling you have captured here! Cold, wet, city night - where you just want to get home to be dry and warm - even though my stints at city life have been brief - this is one image I can relate to.
oh....and the buildings are great too :D

cj

Dyin
01-03-2004, 06:37 PM
thanks CJ...it's always nice to hear someone relates, next time I'll try to make it a more cheerful relating lol!!

Kathryn Wilson
01-04-2004, 08:27 AM
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Li - this is wonderful so far - so glad you are joining the Project with this painting. It was one of my very favorites out of the image library and you are certainly doing justice to it. If we can help with anything, give a holler!

bnoonan
01-04-2004, 12:49 PM
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Li - I can see you are really enjoying painting this piece. The strong blue shutters you've blocked in and the squiggles of definition that are so assured are a dead give away.

Can't wait to see what the next step brings. (Of course it may be done already now that I type this - I didn't even check the final pieces yet). Barb

pampe
01-04-2004, 01:09 PM
I'm in

But I am going to do something in Arizona in the next 2 weeks.....taking only pastel pencils and a new Sennelier pad....so it will be interesting to see what happens

Kathryn Wilson
01-04-2004, 01:16 PM
Yay, Pampe! Glad you're getting to go to Arizona - one of my most favorite places in the US.

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Dyin
01-04-2004, 01:31 PM
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Li....this is coming out great!!! teehee...can see you're settling in great here...seriously you do have a knack for seeing where you're going...no hesitancy showing here, nice bold indications of where you're going....and I'm looking forward to seeing the finish!!! I looooooove the reflection in the panes so far!

Dyin
01-04-2004, 01:35 PM
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wow, wow, wow...this is beautiful!!!!! I soooooooooo want to be there right now...can feel the warm breeze and the buildings just glow with the southern light!!! And it's so big a size....I wish I could see it that way and see all the little stuff like the terra cotta pots etc! Just beautiful!!!!!

lisilk
01-06-2004, 05:15 AM
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Thank you Bnoonan, Kyle and Sue for commenting on the progess version. Here's as far as I will probably go. My digi- photo is awful so I will try one outside in natural light tomorrow. ( It was 19 degree's today plus wind ! )

I learned a lot about not looking at what we think something is but just following shapes and values. That said, I still suck at florals but I am happy with the reflections. All in all, I am happy with the outcome. This is the most complicated thing I've done in pastel. Next....that night scene of New York.....Ahhhhhhh !

Some of you commented that I looked confident about loosely sketching in darks and indicating where I'm going. The truth is that I have no problem with that in this medium because it can be fixed, corrected...made to go away !

I have worked 9 years with silk painting...non- fixable, where you better know exactly what color and hue you meant cuz you can't take it back ! This is a pleasure !

Cheers,

Li

lisilk
01-06-2004, 05:52 AM
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I like this a lot ! You've got to be from New Orleans or San Fran to have one of these wonderfully whimsical buildings around.

This is bold and abstract. A study of line and color. The only thing that looks unfinished is the center section where there are a lot of broken lines. I still think it's a very strong piece to be proud of.

Cheers,

Li

Diyart
01-06-2004, 07:10 AM
Hello,

I want to do the old mill, I like the difference between left and right side
closed and open forms, the reflections on the water etc..


Martin

PS.: The new "user surface" of WC is really an improvement. I never got very familiar with newsgroups like yahoo and others, WC is really easy and user friendly even for male artists in the +40 :D

Dyin
01-06-2004, 09:02 AM
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Li...this is awesome! Well, you do all of that stuff now! and it's great stuff too...I really love those reflections...and the flowers look just like they should...can't wait to see your city now! :clap:

Dyin
01-06-2004, 09:04 AM
Martin...can't wait to see...and this place isn't too tough for females +50 either lol!

Dyin
01-06-2004, 09:07 AM
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Kat...lovin the colors here....this is looking great and can't wait to see it done! That's some building!

Deborah Secor
01-06-2004, 10:30 AM
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I found a few minutes Sunday to paint! I'm not happy with this one yet but thought I'd go ahead and share it with you. I hope to do far more with it, although I may make another painting instead of messing with this one. I'm not happy with the angles yet.

I start classes today so I don't expect to have a lot of time to noodle around with this. I have a roomful of newbies today, then my continuing gang Thursday.

Help me out with any suggestions you have for this painting!
Deborah

Kathryn Wilson
01-06-2004, 10:37 AM
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Hey, Dee, what's not to like? You've made the buildings feel like they will tip in on you and I love that feel of it. The buildings in the distance are hidden in the mist. Love the colors. Please continue on this one!

Kathryn Wilson
01-06-2004, 10:42 AM
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Kat...lovin the colors here....this is looking great and can't wait to see it done! That's some building!

Thanks Dyin! Worked on it some yesterday, but not enough change to post again. Just strengthened the darks. I am questioning the the angeled strokes - at first I liked them, but now I am not so sure. They are throwing the perspective of the building off in certain places. The building also looks like it is leaning back - so need to work on that some more too. What I do like is the tree shadow in the front of the building - that's been fun playing with.

Deborah Secor
01-06-2004, 10:51 AM
Thanks Kat, but it needs something, I think! I did want to tip in the perspective but there's something about the way the big red angle and the angle of the sidewalk line up that's weird. I think it needs to be more abstract--though I like the cluster of color and lights.

SweetBabyJ
01-06-2004, 01:10 PM
Man- I gotta get a move on here. These are some great pieces- the street scenes are wonderfully rendered! I've been saving a ref pic of a lovely old Victorian I really, really want (yeah, well, I can dream), just need to figure out the accoutrements as it's a realtor pic so it just sits there on it's lot- no life. Maybe do something with snow since that's what I'm looking at today....

TERRIFIC job y'all- very nice work here!

Dyin
01-06-2004, 01:24 PM
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Dee....I like your approach to this...know this one intimately! And I like that you've left out a lot of things and exaggerated others...you also got the feel of the lights without detail...and it looks nice and slick. As to the angles you mentioned...I straightened mine out in PS...using distortion...just widened the top to compensate for the wide angle...so I had a good ref. But yours look neat this way too...

cjkelly
01-06-2004, 04:05 PM
All the entries so far are really inspiring. I have decided to do the front of our house, but it's going to be close to 100 degrees F today, with a storm this afternoon - so not sure when I will be able to post something.
This sort of heat always saps my energy, and motivation.... :(

cj

lisilk
01-06-2004, 04:35 PM
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This is looking great so far. I love the strong angles and color choices. It's very dynamic. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

Cheers,

Li

Luvy
01-06-2004, 09:27 PM
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Wow what a prespective this is. This had to be really hard and you did a great job on it. I'm impressed *S*

Luvy
01-06-2004, 09:29 PM
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Wow did you capture the atmosphere here. Dreary rainy night out on the town and scads of reflections and lights. Great job :clap:

Luvy
01-06-2004, 09:30 PM
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I was thinking about trying this one but then when I started this project the site was down. You did a wonderful job and the reflections of the building across the street GREAT

Luvy
01-06-2004, 09:31 PM
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Love those palms. Would look like Florida if it wasn't for that distant mountain *S* Beautiful work Ruth *S* I love it.

Dyin
01-06-2004, 09:49 PM
Thanks Luvy...you can still do the project...it's all month!

Dyin
01-06-2004, 09:53 PM
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Ha, Luvy...just answered your comment and then thought i'd check for new entries...love this...who's petting the horse??? Nice and bright and can tell which direction the sun's coming from too! Nice job!!!

lisilk
01-06-2004, 10:10 PM
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What a bucolic scene, makes me smile esp. with the little guy and pony. Your colors are sharp and clean. Great job Luvy !

Dyin and Luvy- Thanks for your generous comments on my window box. I'm learning. ;)

Cheers,

Li

Deborah Secor
01-06-2004, 10:16 PM
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Dee....I like your approach to this...know this one intimately! And I like that you've left out a lot of things and exaggerated others...you also got the feel of the lights without detail...and it looks nice and slick. As to the angles you mentioned...I straightened mine out in PS...using distortion...just widened the top to compensate for the wide angle...so I had a good ref. But yours look neat this way too...

I bet you do know this one quite well!

Exaggeration is the name of the game for me so I actually want to make more radical and dramatic angles! I think it looks too 'real' this way and want to enhance the precarious feeling. Cities always make me dizzy, I guess! Think Wayne Thiebaud... that's where I want to head, but a little looser. Love his work, and Diebenkorn's. There's just no city anywhere near me here to practice on...

Deborah

Deborah Secor
01-06-2004, 10:24 PM
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Wow--these reflections are great Li...And the zing of the red and blue and the white reflection in the center is wonderful. Very nice job.

Deborah

lisilk
01-07-2004, 12:52 AM
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Great sense of atmosphere. Beautifully painted. Your shadows are yummy. ( Yep, that's right out of art critique 101.)

Cheers, Li

** Thanks Deborah !

Lilygirl
01-07-2004, 08:33 AM
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What? you don't like this, bnoonan? I think it is terrific. A really interesting view and an original take on it. Great angles! Lily

She-She
01-07-2004, 10:11 AM
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I haven't been around much for this project. I'm still getting a feel of this new change. lol.

I like how you handled this one Lisilk. I also don't do flowers, or buildings or reflections, but you did a great job. Nice detail all around. I was thinking of this one myself. If you can do it so can I. LOL

She-She
01-07-2004, 10:27 AM
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Now this is an atmosphere I can relate to. Nice job Luvy!!

cjkelly
01-07-2004, 04:25 PM
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Well, I had a go in spite of the heat.
I was so taken with Barb's great perspective on the San Fran building I decided to have a go too.
This is the front of my house (tho the photo of the painting seems a little dull :( ) I have used a bit of artistic licence with the colours, and am still undecided about the shadow under the eave. The glass in the windows is a mixture of frosted and clear - quite an interesting exercise in itself!
And the bushes - I'm not very pleased with those.... :(

cj

Kathryn Wilson
01-07-2004, 04:56 PM
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Cool! I am so intrigued with your palette of colors. As I have said before, I think I could pick out your paintings anywhere - there is a different light, or something. Anyway, well done! Great perspective painting. One little thing - the peak of the roof does not line up with the crease just below it. A real easy fix - it just throws off a really great rendition, I know you'll want to fix it.

:clap:

Kathryn Wilson
01-07-2004, 05:30 PM
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Li: This is coming along nicely - strong, bold colors! Be careful of that dust!

Kathryn Wilson
01-07-2004, 05:34 PM
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Luvy, one minute you aren't here and the next I know you've posted a final version! I like this! Nice red barns - a real folksy feel again. You know how I feel about your paintings - you got a style going girl!

Dyin
01-07-2004, 06:01 PM
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I like this stretching the neck views! Very nice and bright too!

Dyin
01-07-2004, 06:03 PM
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this is fun seeing all the different approaches to this city! uh oh...how I got into oil pastels!!! Hope they don't get too bad as you do such lovely pastelling!

cjkelly
01-07-2004, 06:26 PM
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Cool! I am so intrigued with your palette of colors. As I have said before, I think I could pick out your paintings anywhere - there is a different light, or something. Anyway, well done! Great perspective painting. One little thing - the peak of the roof does not line up with the crease just below it. A real easy fix - it just throws off a really great rendition, I know you'll want to fix it.

:clap:

Hi Kat, Thanks for the tip - have added it to my list :) I was so busy concentrating on the other things that one didn't even register!
A realist landscape artist friend showed me his palette a couple of years ago - it held mostly warm colours. He opened my eyes to the fact that the sky here has a warm yellow wash near the horizon (except at sunset when it's pink). The whole ambience here is light, light, light - it's all pervading, and with the colour of the earth being so warm and orange/red, and so open I guess it gets a bit overwhelming!
I have literally hundreds of pastels - but find I am using mostly ochres (No. 1), warm yellows, Australian Red Golds, Aust Leaf Greens, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber,and a wonderful Tasman Blue - most of these are Art Spectrum, but I also use a lot of Winsor Newton.
I also exaggerate my colours as well - I'm still learning all the possibilities.

cj

busy91
01-08-2004, 04:05 PM
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Luvy this is adorable. I love the brigtness of the bldgs. Good job.

busy91
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I have a thing for rainy city scenes, I don't know why. Even though I live in the city, I still like this picture a lot.

busy91
01-08-2004, 04:09 PM
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Very nice view. The reflection works for me.

Dyin
01-08-2004, 04:10 PM
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I have a thing for rainy city scenes, I don't know why. Even though I live in the city, I still like this picture a lot.

Thanks Liz, been a long time since I lived in a city, but it all comes back when you're doing something like this and I actually had fun with this one though I thought maybe I'd gone crazy taking it on!

busy91
01-08-2004, 04:11 PM
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I like this perspective as well as the coloring. Nicely done, looking up is a hard perspective for me. Heck, they are all hard for me.

Kathryn Wilson
01-08-2004, 04:21 PM
I have literally hundreds of pastels - but find I am using mostly ochres (No. 1), warm yellows, Australian Red Golds, Aust Leaf Greens, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber,and a wonderful Tasman Blue - most of these are Art Spectrum, but I also use a lot of Winsor Newton.
I also exaggerate my colours as well - I'm still learning all the possibilities.

cj

CJ, I am really enjoying my box of Art Spectrum colors! Using them on my Taos church - I especially like their Aust. Red Gold, Aust. Grey, Aust. Leaf Green, Burnt Sienna, Light Red, Pilbara Red, Flinders Blue Violet, Green Gray, Raw Umbers and Caput Mortuum. The only real hard one I have found is Indigo - and that is a hard pigment in all manufacturers pastels

Dyin
01-08-2004, 04:26 PM
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SBJ...I like the idea you're trying to get across, will be fun to watch it develop, but er, um...the whole idea of living in a pine forest is to NOT have neighbors lol!!! Looking good so far!

Kathryn Wilson
01-08-2004, 04:34 PM
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SBJ - this is going to be another good one! You're making good progress. Is this your house? And the window in front - what kind of window is that?? Looks interesting - LOL.

lisilk
01-08-2004, 04:39 PM
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This is coming along nicely. I love the shadow color under the eave...eve ? The roof. LOL

Cheers,

Li

lisilk
01-08-2004, 04:52 PM
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I confess after stacking two cords of wood the last 2 days, I had to put this aside cuz my arms were screaming. The left side is beginning to come together. This is insanely complicated for me. LOL. What was I thinking ???

Dyin
01-08-2004, 05:39 PM
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lol....I know exactly how you feel!!!! I hit that exact same stage...and I used to split and stack 7 cords of firewood a summer in Alaska...glad to have the propane truck show up these days lol. And this cityscape is pretty hard to stick exactly to....so much happening! But you're doing a wonderful job...and the part you have undone was actually the building I enjoyed the most...I started wondering who or what was inside the top balcony area and how neat it would be to be up there looking out and down...you've almost got it...stick it out, it looks great!!!!

Kathryn Wilson
01-08-2004, 06:12 PM
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Oh, my, all these nightscape pictures are turning out tremendously. When I was whittling down my photos to just 10, I almost left this one out! It looked so difficult, that I thought it would discourage the newbies. But then again, I knew the more advanced artists would take on the challenge! Way to go everybody!

Dyin
01-08-2004, 06:31 PM
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Oh, my, all these nightscape pictures are turning out tremendously. When I was whittling down my photos to just 10, I almost left this one out! It looked so difficult, that I thought it would discourage the newbies. But then again, I knew the more advanced artists would take on the challenge! Way to go everybody!

or the ones that really have no sanity to lose...brawhahaha :rolleyes:

Kathryn Wilson
01-08-2004, 07:30 PM
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What was I thinking!!! LOL. This is way harder than I expected - I can't get those bump-out thingees right, my photo turned out darker and saturated than the painting really is - may let this one sit for a bit, while I cool down. I getting hot over this one.

Yes, that is a tree on the front of the building, but it is a purple shadow that I spent all day toning down. My pix always seem to darken down when I post - must calibrate my monitor.

Dyin
01-08-2004, 07:40 PM
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Kyle think it's looking good...love the vegetation around it...a little thing, but looks realistic. I think the problem you're having with the tree is that it's changed from the ref effect..in that the tree top extends over lots of the building and seems to be the same tone everywhere . You want to emphaxize it but too much attention is on the darker toned shadow of the trunk and lower branches. For the shadow to be that strong I'd think you'd see the tree casting it. Best you put it down and step away for a bit if it's making you hot lol!...Must be that southern sun effect! :p I think it's looking good..we all have a stage that totally frustrates us at some point...but you always get past them. I like it so far...and to think...I thought THIS one would be easy...

lisilk
01-08-2004, 07:58 PM
or the ones that really have no sanity to lose...brawhahaha :rolleyes:

Oh you think you know me so well. LOL. That's exactly what my hubby said !

Thanks Busy for the comments on my window and thank you Kyle and Dyin for the encouragement.

Kyle, this project has been a great challenge for me. I'm glad you put that cityscape in tho I may be bald by the time I finish. LOL. Thanks for starting the project !

Li

bnoonan
01-08-2004, 09:53 PM
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Hi Kat,

This is great! I love the colors you've chosen and how they play against each other as compliments. It works really well with this particular structure.

Good work - will you start another?

Barb

bnoonan
01-08-2004, 09:54 PM
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Li,

Wow - nicely done. It's very painterly and I love the colors you chose for the green on the right.- Very interesting. Did you enjoy painting the taxis in rain? it seems like a challenge and yet fun at the same time.

Barb

bnoonan
01-08-2004, 09:56 PM
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SBJ - this is coming along great!!! I bet you wish you were in that weather in the photo or perhaps you prefer the snow. Oh - maybe it's rain by now.

Anyway - lovely job on the accuracy of the shapes and angles. Looking really challenging and yet you are doing a wonderfully accurate job on it.

Keep it coming!!! Barb - windows looking really good too.

bnoonan
01-08-2004, 09:58 PM
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I like this perspective as well as the coloring. Nicely done, looking up is a hard perspective for me. Heck, they are all hard for me.

It was a wonderful perspective to photograph but a challenging one to paint. Can't say I like all those angles in a piece. too many straight lines for me.

Thanks. Barb

bnoonan
01-08-2004, 09:59 PM
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Luvy it's great to see you back and it's a delight to see more of your artwork. I do love that style - it's so perfect - those complimentary colors just vibrating off each other. Nicely done!!!

Barb

Deborah Secor
01-08-2004, 11:10 PM
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What was I thinking!!! LOL. This is way harder than I expected - I can't get those bump-out thingees right, my photo turned out darker and saturated than the painting really is - may let this one sit for a bit, while I cool down. I getting hot over this one.

Yes, that is a tree on the front of the building, but it is a purple shadow that I spent all day toning down. My pix always seem to darken down when I post - must calibrate my monitor.

Kat, I've been looking at this painting and since I've painted a lot of adobe buildings I just want to encourage you to keep at it--once you've taken a break. If I could suggest anything it would be simply to use your root color, the gold or peach color underneath the purple, and feather it back over the top. It's not a lot of strokes or heavy work, just a soft cloud that could restore the transparency of the shadows. Don't get me wrong, I like the stroke work you've done, I just think you could give it the look of a shadow with another kind of stroke over that.

On another note, I wanted to show you all what this Taos church looks like in real life--not the romantic version seen here. It's smack in the middle of a dense little town square that is usually crawling with people, cars, trucks, tour buses, etc. It's such a shock to come upon it and realize it's so crowded. (Like the reaction people tell me they have when the actually see the Mona Lisa. Everyone has said "It's so small!") But do you think I can find one photo with more than one tourist in it? No! Amazing. I'm sure the visitor's bureau must confiscate film... <shrug>

Deborah

Kathryn Wilson
01-09-2004, 10:00 AM
Hi Sue, Barb and Dee: Thanks for the comments! I think I am more discouraged by the quality of the photo than I am the actual painting. I may re-take it tonight after utilizing dee's suggestions. The actual painting is way softer than the photo is showing - anyone else having problems in getting the correct color to show in WC postings? It can be very discouraging.

Dee, if you can I would love to see another photo of the church, even if there are a ton of people in it.

Deborah Secor
01-09-2004, 10:20 AM
Hi Sue, Barb and Dee: Thanks for the comments! I think I am more discouraged by the quality of the photo than I am the actual painting. I may re-take it tonight after utilizing dee's suggestions. The actual painting is way softer than the photo is showing - anyone else having problems in getting the correct color to show in WC postings? It can be very discouraging.

Dee, if you can I would love to see another photo of the church, even if there are a ton of people in it.


Well, here's one without folks that might give a little help. There are some others...

Keep on with this one!

Deborah

Kathryn Wilson
01-09-2004, 10:41 AM
Well, here's one without folks that might give a little help. There are some others...

Keep on with this one!

Deborah


Thanks dee! This is a much clearer photo than the one I am working from - it has more of the small details I am struggling with architecture-wise. Now that I can see the true base color, that will help too.

Kathryn Wilson
01-09-2004, 10:43 AM
dee - just out of curiosity, have you ever been inside this church? What are those bump outs for? Or are they just a design element?

Deborah Secor
01-09-2004, 11:07 AM
dee - just out of curiosity, have you ever been inside this church? What are those bump outs for? Or are they just a design element?

Those bumps aren't just a whim of design, they're there to hold the walls up! Think of them as the New Mexico adobe version of flying buttresses. The name of this church is San Francisco de Asis, and it's a typical criciform church layout with rather stubby arms. The adobe slumps in the rainy season (not a problem lately, unfortuantely) and the bumps add stabililty to a lot of old adobe walls. BTW, the front isn't nearly as nice as this back view! I think Georgia made it famous, to the point where it's one of those 'must paint' views in NM. I never have gone inside--I never seem to have time. Usually in the summer it's rife with tourists, as is all of Taos and Santa Fe--which keeps the galleries hopping!

So now you know more than you asked...

Deborah

Ruth
01-09-2004, 11:57 AM
Thank you to those who commented on my painting! I appreciate it.

I removed it from the project because I was informed that this is pastel-only. I thought I had read that it had been opened to all mediums, but I guess that must have been another project. Sorry for my confusion.

Ruth

Dyin
01-09-2004, 12:29 PM
Kat, have you calibrated your monitor??? Also, on the front of my Sony Triniton I can adjust contrast and brightness...helps TONS...I get everybody's pretty good that way and what I see at home comes up the same on WC.
Ruth...sounds like something I'd do lol! I'm glad cuz I got to see it lol!

Kathryn Wilson
01-09-2004, 12:50 PM
Thank you to those who commented on my painting! I appreciate it.

I removed it from the project because I was informed that this is pastel-only. I thought I had read that it had been opened to all mediums, but I guess that must have been another project. Sorry for my confusion.

Ruth


Not to worry Ruth - things happen. Maybe something was trying to tell you to paint a pastel painting!

Kathryn Wilson
01-09-2004, 12:53 PM
Kat, have you calibrated your monitor??? Also, on the front of my Sony Triniton I can adjust contrast and brightness...helps TONS...I get everybody's pretty good that way and what I see at home comes up the same on WC.
Ruth...sounds like something I'd do lol! I'm glad cuz I got to see it lol!


I've got a Sony too! Not sure it is a Trinitron, but will play with the buttons on the right - guess I better get out my monitor manual. I have heard others complaining about the photo quality since the inception of the new site. Scott was going to look into it.

lisilk
01-09-2004, 06:56 PM
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Look out Escher, here comes Mo. Wow, that's a lot of angles and turning planes. It looks good to me so far. I like the blues and purples against that gold banister. Will be looking forward to watching this.

Cheers,

Li

Mo.
01-09-2004, 06:59 PM
Well I'm gobsmacked by all the terrific work here, now I have to catch up on everyones entries, I see the city scene is popular and great to see the different takes on on it.
Kat I started mine tonight, and posted in the progress section, I hope it's acceptable as it's an interior of a building, still architecture hey?

Dyin
01-09-2004, 08:46 PM
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Geez, Mo...ya forgot to tell me you were posting this! And wow! Great depth to this...you're right...good rise and fall. Are you going to leave the door partially open??? Nice interest there. Colors are working good too!

Kathryn Wilson
01-09-2004, 11:07 PM
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Good subject matter Mo! For one hour, you've come a long way. This will be interesting to watch it's development.

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01-09-2004, 11:16 PM
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You certainly look like you almost done - and those taxis don't look like toon cars!

lisilk
01-09-2004, 11:27 PM
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You certainly look like you almost done - and those taxis don't look like toon cars!

LOL. If you squint you can see Jessica Rabbit in the back of the cab ! :cat:

Dyin
01-10-2004, 12:03 AM
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geez, you got a taxi and I got a little foreign pink car lol! I just had to pull out mine and have sat here 10 minutes looking at them together. What fun! I like your realism but whew...the details!!! I'm impressed that you're not wearing a white jacket yet!!! lol...this is a great job...and you've caught the mood very well. Almost there...don't stop now!!!

Mo.
01-10-2004, 09:33 AM
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Terrific work Barb, strong bold colours great perspective, I understand what you are saying about angles versus curves.:D I feel the same way. But you've done a grand job.
Mo.

Mo.
01-10-2004, 10:24 AM
Thanks everyone, I've just spent the last hour looking at all the entries, I was in the process of doing this last night when the site went down. The work here is fantabulous, so great to see and so good to know that we can paint buildings, well you lot can, better get on with my staircase.

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Super piece Luvy, Love those strong red buildings and how you always manage to paint a story into your paintings.

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Li This is absolutely stunning, love those reflections, for someone with all those 'don't do's' you done tremendously well! I think you've been kidding us :)
It does look a hard piece to do, as really there's two pictures to paint there.


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I'm gobsmacked I really am, and wasn't it you who said you didn't think your work was good enough for the Pastel forum? This is fantabulous Li, you have everything there, and my how it all glows too. Gosh you've been working hard.

:clap: :clap:

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This is coming on a real treat, love the mood you have there so far, is this house haunted by any chance? Has that feel to it.

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Kat I like what you've done so far, it's an unusual building so calls for bold treatment, the colours are great, maybe some gentle blending here and there, not too sure about the tree shadow on the front of the building, I suppose it's because I cannot see where it comes from, but it makes a lovely pattern and a point of interest. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

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I love seeing all these city scenes, all different, yours is the complete reverse to Sue's, her's being cool, while your's is warm and with all those wonderful glowing reflections. Super work as always Dee.

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This is looking great CJ, even though it makes my head spin looking up there! Just kidding, these upwards views always seem bold and full of impact, you've painted the windows extremely well.

Kathryn Wilson
01-10-2004, 02:11 PM
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Wow, you got it in here - way to go! Your first go at pastels turned out really well. You might want to strengthen your darks and lights to achieve more contrast. Look at the photo and see what colors you are looking at - where is your darkest dark and where is your lightest light?

I hope you continue to work on this and keep posting your progess shots.

SweetBabyJ
01-10-2004, 02:24 PM
Thanks, y'all, I'm plugging away at it but no more progress shots until I get the house finished- that way I can pick brains on how to make sure it is setting *away* from the planned interior foreground, without having to blue everything up.

No neighbors out here- and the closest thing to a "Victorian" would be someone's old barn cupola down the road a piece. It does have a kind of haunted look- here's the really scary part though: that house is on the market for less than $70k 'Merikan, in a historic district, in an area most others it's size and age are going for closer to $120k. Plus- the listing offers NO interior pics- so I guess someone just slapped a coat of paint on the outside and is hoping a rich person will renovate. Pity I'm not rich- anyone have the prescience to know the next lotto numbers???


And may I say "WOW!" There are some spectacular works being done in this project. I am very impressed.

Dyin
01-10-2004, 07:49 PM
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hey...I think this is a great first effort!!! come spend some time on the pastel forum...you can learn anything and everything there! Not getting mud is learning what colors you can blend...try playing on a scrap piece of paper and see what happens when you put together different combinations...and check out the Pastel forum library too...LOTS of info there!!!

Mikki Petersen
01-10-2004, 11:46 PM
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Barb, I do not think this painting failed at all! It is quite good, in fact. Yes it does take tremendous patience to get all those angles and perspectives correct but you did it and quite a difficult perspective, too. Also it has what I'm coming to think of as your "signature" pallette, which I think just sings.

Mikki Petersen
01-10-2004, 11:49 PM
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Wow, Li! You have some great textures going in this piece and those complicated reflections are amazing!

Mikki Petersen
01-10-2004, 11:51 PM
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Luvy, this is such a warm and cheery scene! I quite like this piece.

lisilk
01-11-2004, 02:16 PM
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I like this ! Almost looks like it was done from a negative. Interesting limited palette.

Cheers,

Li

Kathryn Wilson
01-11-2004, 02:44 PM
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I like this too! What paper did you use, how big, and what pastels - oil or soft?? Very, very nice work, DIYart.

:clap:

Kathryn Wilson
01-11-2004, 02:58 PM
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Wonderful sketch - this is a piece of art all on it's own!

Kathryn Wilson
01-11-2004, 03:04 PM
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Hi Lawrence! Welcome to the Project - this is coming along nicely and for a first pastel in a long time, you're doing a great job. Not familiar with the Bristol Velum - does it hold a good tooth when you layer?? What pastels are you using? You might want to strengthen dark and lights and establish a light source - that will help you with shadows.

Kathryn Wilson
01-11-2004, 03:06 PM
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I like that you flipped the picture :clap: - good dark and rich colors, good texture too. Very, very nice!

Dyin
01-11-2004, 04:26 PM
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love watching your approach to things...and appreciate you showing us the steps you take...and I don't do studies like this except in my head, thinking it would take so long...duh! I could just quick block like this!!!

Dyin
01-11-2004, 04:29 PM
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Are you adding water to this??? I see runs off the paper...you have a unique approach...can't wait to see the finish!

Dyin
01-11-2004, 04:31 PM
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This is looking really good...can't believe its a first attempt! Also I use the Bristol Velum for oil pastels...think it would be unbelieveably slick for softies..is it???

Dyin
01-11-2004, 04:34 PM
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I like how you reversed it! And fun how you wanted the drivers on the other side lol! good job...know this was a toughie, but fun!

Dyin
01-11-2004, 04:35 PM
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It came out great!!! Lots of fun watching this one...hope you'll join in on more projects to come!

Dyin
01-11-2004, 08:28 PM
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this came out great, Kat! It's so soft looking, even though you know it's a hard building! Hmmmm.....something about this project brings out the purples and lavenders!!! And don't worry....there'll be a good project for you come February! :evil:

Kathryn Wilson
01-11-2004, 11:06 PM
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this came out great, Kat! It's so soft looking, even though you know it's a hard building! Hmmmm.....something about this project brings out the purples and lavenders!!! And don't worry....there'll be a good project for you come February! :evil:


Thanks Sue! On to the next one!

Mikki Petersen
01-12-2004, 01:52 AM
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Beautiful! Just beautiful! this painting has such great harmony. Good work!

Mikki Petersen
01-12-2004, 01:55 AM
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This is a terrific cityscape! Lots of movement and interest going on here.

Mikki Petersen
01-12-2004, 01:57 AM
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Great interpretation of this subject, Kat. Your color choices are wonderful and the loose style you've used here let's the viewer see detail or abstract, thier choice.

Diyart
01-12-2004, 04:52 AM
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love watching your approach to things...and appreciate you showing us the steps you take...and I don't do studies like this except in my head, thinking it would take so long...duh! I could just quick block like this!!!

Hello,

I didn`t have much time recently so I just uploaded what I had done.
I can only recommend to do charcoal drawings as often you can. It is very fast and for me it is like sending inspection troops out to find possible difficulties.
The sketch took me only about 15-20 minutes,but then I knew which parts might be tricky for me.
Martin

Diyart
01-12-2004, 04:54 AM
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This is a terrific cityscape! Lots of movement and interest going on here.

I really like this one too. All of these nigth cities are coming out very impressive.
I think there is a WIP in the pastelforum shown where the same scenery is developed.

Martin

Diyart
01-12-2004, 05:06 AM
Dear lisilk,kyle and other members,

thank you very much for your feedback.
The size of the final pastel is ca. 14"X18,8", I used a 300gr/sqm Canson water color paper with rough surface. A bit too hard for my taste.
I use mostly Schmincke (soft pastels) a bit of Winsor Newton,Sennelier and
Rembrand. Also I use charcoal in mixture in dark areas.
I am waiting for my Holbeins.. impatiently.


I would like to know what paper other pastelist are using. I am not 100% happy
with the papers that I have right now. I would like to have a softer surface,but not too soft and irregular as handmade water color paper. I prefer paper of 300 gr/sqm or heavier.

By the way: I want to recommend the December 03 issue of "International artist" magazine. There is a nice feature of my favorite european pastelist Simon Fletcher at the end of the magazine, the advice he is giving to other artist is to do charcoal drawings to learn about composition, space etc. and to do lots of studies of tonalities with charcoal and white pastel on colored paper.

After the frist workshop with him I put more attention to drawing and from
2nd workshop it was the charcoal sketching which was the major "insight".
Follwing that advice my work has improved a lot.

Martin

Diyart
01-12-2004, 05:13 AM
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Are you adding water to this??? I see runs off the paper...you have a unique approach...can't wait to see the finish!

Dear Dyin,

I use thin acrylic colors for preparing the paper sheet. When I get stuck with the pastel colors I splash another layer of acrylics on them. Let it dry as it is
or even put a sheet of news paper on it and rub the backside.
After that everything looks different and one can start again to built up.

In this piece I was a bit trapped in the red color. For that reason I used in small areas some strong reds bits of pink etc. which gives more live to the original.
Martin

Sparkle*Star
01-12-2004, 09:13 AM
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Kat,
This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Beautiful! On my computer, I can see the subtle shading. The colors are bright and intense. How do you do that with pastel? There is NO MUD!!! (Do you give lessons?)

Deborah Secor
01-12-2004, 10:55 AM
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I've edited this one and want to know what you think? I haven't used the scissors yet--but will do it soon, so let me know!

Kathryn Wilson
01-12-2004, 11:08 AM
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Yes, Dee, I like the crop. But I went back to look at your first one and got to thinking I liked that too - I think it depends on strong you want the tall, leaning look because I think the crop may be cut too deep. I felt the long line of the sidewalk led your eye up to the misty tower in the back. Just my opinion, and either one looked fine!

Dyin
01-12-2004, 11:52 AM
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Actually, I think the first lifts your eyes to the sky and the second keeps more interest on the ground...I get more of a towering effect in the first. But both look good and it's ultimately up to you!

lisilk
01-12-2004, 04:58 PM
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:clap: :clap: Looks like you won the battle of the bumpy thangs ! This came out beautifully. Well done, glad you stayed with it .

Cheers,

Li

lisilk
01-12-2004, 05:09 PM
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This looks great ! Really captured the feeling of a bustling city. :clap:

Cheers,

Li

lisilk
01-12-2004, 05:16 PM
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This is a very nice introduction into pastels. You've made some good color choices. As far as getting mud, I agree with Dyin, do some blending practice on another piece of paper. Also if you want guidence, post it as a new thread in the pastel forum. The folks there will happily help.

Cheers,

Li

SweetBabyJ
01-12-2004, 07:25 PM
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Some good, some bad- altogether I'm rather pleased as it is pretty much an idea out of my head and one really blurry reference of the exterior house.

But compared to all the rest of these entries, this is nothing much. Y'all have done some MAGNIFICENT work. It's a pleasure being able to view these and study them.

Kathryn Wilson
01-12-2004, 07:28 PM
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I had no idea where you were going with this - when I opened the finished, I was very, very pleasantly surprised to be looking out a window framing the house across the street. Yes, I do like the glass reflection of the cord too - good one! :clap: (Hope you post a finished version in the Final Images too)

Kathryn Wilson
01-12-2004, 07:31 PM
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Some good, some bad- altogether I'm rather pleased as it is pretty much an idea out of my head and one really blurry reference of the exterior house.

But compared to all the rest of these entries, this is nothing much. Y'all have done some MAGNIFICENT work. It's a pleasure being able to view these and study them.

I beg to differ!! This was a wonderful use of your imagination - I love it!

Dyin
01-12-2004, 07:51 PM
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I think it's great! did you have a ref for the house??? If not...I'm passed out on the floor! I looooove the round over square window in the front. the roof angles are too cool and you wrapped the porch great. The chair back is PERFECT...the spideys just need a little dark to pop them more...and the reflection is great too! It's a great concept and you did a great job with it!

SweetBabyJ
01-12-2004, 07:54 PM
It's definately a pastel, anyway, eh? Reminds me of an Easter basket, colour-wise. I tried uploading in final images, but got an error page- after three tries, and a note each time saying it was being reported, I decided I'd leave Scott and them alone, they've enough to do.

Thank-you, I enjoyed working on it, and think it'll look striking in a pretty moss-green mat and a white wicker-ish frame.

Kathryn Wilson
01-12-2004, 09:25 PM
It's definately a pastel, anyway, eh? Reminds me of an Easter basket, colour-wise. I tried uploading in final images, but got an error page- after three tries, and a note each time saying it was being reported, I decided I'd leave Scott and them alone, they've enough to do.

Thank-you, I enjoyed working on it, and think it'll look striking in a pretty moss-green mat and a white wicker-ish frame.


SWJ - it made it into the Final Images page. I think the green mat and wicker-ish frame would be perfect for this.

lisilk
01-12-2004, 10:52 PM
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What a clever and unique approach and beautifully painted. My husband said it looked like an illustration for a book cover. So clean ! Gad, my pastels are so messy. LOL. It will look fantastic matted and framed. :clap: :clap:

Cheers,

Li

SweetBabyJ
01-12-2004, 11:04 PM
I could only wish my windows were that clean, she said sadly.....

Diyart
01-13-2004, 02:29 AM
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Very cool composition :clap: :clap: and nice choice of colors
also I like the soft edges/contacts... a kind of dream atmosphere.. :clap: :clap:

Martin

Mo.
01-13-2004, 11:45 AM
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Good to see this finished SBJ, I like the idea of looking through the window,it really adds to the mystery of the house, as I still feel it has a haunted look to it,that window on the front is unusual, like a window within a window.
Super work! :clap:

Mo.

Mo.
01-13-2004, 11:48 AM
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Very nice indeed, although it shows quite dark on my screen, I can still see the subtle touches of purple and pink there, Lovely work! :clap:

Mo.

Mo.
01-13-2004, 11:54 AM
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This has turned out beautiful Kat, luscious colours you have used, it has a feel of romance and mystery and grandeur , really, really beautiful!
:clap::clap:

Mo.

Mo.
01-13-2004, 11:58 AM
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This is great, I like the mirrored image, a lovely lot of fine detail there too, to one's interest. Lovely work.

:clap:

Mo.

Mo.
01-13-2004, 12:03 PM
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That's quite a large painting and the pic here a bit on the small side, so difficult to see all that's there, but I think you've done well for a first pastel and hope you'll do more.

Mo.

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01-13-2004, 12:08 PM
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I don't see any mud here, all I see is fresh lively beautiful colours, maybe a tad over blended though, try and leave some loose strokes on the surface without blending to give some texture to the building.
Well done it's coming along beautifully.
:clap::clap:

Mo.

Kathryn Wilson
01-16-2004, 06:04 AM
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Very, very nice - please remember to post your final version in the "Final Images" Thread!

Diyart
01-16-2004, 07:52 AM
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Very well done :clap: :clap: , The lights and people on the street are very
vivid...
Martin

Dyin
01-16-2004, 09:32 AM
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Yikes....don't see that it needs another stroke! You did a great job with this...love the whole thing...but really like the little touches like the color in the brown building...great job! :clap:

Kathryn Wilson
01-16-2004, 03:25 PM
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Hmmm, I don't see that you're needing alot of help :) You've done the glass reflections really well. The window panes look correct and the shutters are looking good too. What exactly is giving you a problem - maybe if you pinpoint it, we can help more. :clap:

lisilk
01-16-2004, 03:56 PM
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This looks really good to me. Is it soft pastels or oil ? I think the reflections , which I know from experience are complicated, look terrific.

What is it that you're not happy with ? I think you should be proud of this !

Cheers,

Li

lisilk
01-16-2004, 04:46 PM
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I'm done !!! Whooooo- hoooo. Thank you Kat, Martin, and Dyin ( and everyone else ) for the encouragement to finish. I'm actually proud of this ( which I don't ever say, esp. in pastels.)

I like the photo enough I am going to try an exagerated version on silk. ( Yes, now I am completely insane ! )

Thanks for the great project ! I learned a lot.

Cheers,

Li

Just noticed my photo is a little crooked but ...oh well.

Dyin
01-16-2004, 04:47 PM
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Well, I have to agree with everyone else! Specific questions would give us an idea of what you're unhappy with...and then maybe we could give you ideas. We all have certain ideas in our minds and sometimes we get frustrated without realizing that to every one else it looks good!

Kathryn Wilson
01-16-2004, 11:10 PM
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Ahh, Mo, I like the way this turned out! I also liked that you tried something you hadn't tried before - hope you do more interiors. I didn't see anything that jumped out perspective-wise, so don't point them out - ;) I just recently saw some of Van Gogh's interiors - very interesting.

Dyin
01-17-2004, 12:02 AM
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Geez, Mo...get out the wet noodle....started to come here ages ago and got sidetracked (something to do with dueling banjos...snork!) Ahhh...you're nuttier than a fruitcake....your frustration blinded you to how cool this really is!!! I just want to see what's behind all the doors!!!!!! I think the whole thing is a cool perspective and never would have thought an interior shot like this could be. I love that shadow on the wall...just one of those things that makes you wonder what you don't see...cool job on this, girl! :clap:

Cheena K
01-17-2004, 06:45 AM
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Hmmm, I don't see that you're needing alot of help :) You've done the glass reflections really well. The window panes look correct and the shutters are looking good too. What exactly is giving you a problem - maybe if you pinpoint it, we can help more. :clap:

Hi!
I think maybe I grumble too much :(
It looks nice from a distance and looks good when I scanned it, but somehow it lack that painterly feel, you know what I mean. I know there is a long way to go :o) and I am really happy that I joined WC. I want to develop the "stroke" style like Lisilk. His window looks so professional!! And I don't know how to go about foliage, leaves etc.

Just uploaded a 1 hour sketch in pastels today, pl. have a look at that too; http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1933833#post1933833

Here's another one I did a couple of days back, still incomplete though:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1933640#post1933640

Regards,
Cheena

vanityfaire
01-17-2004, 08:58 PM
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Your final painting is wonderful. The colors are so brilliant. Great! :clap:

vanityfaire
01-17-2004, 09:00 PM
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This is so unique. The image comes to life. I just feel like I am there looking out the window. Won't you be my neighbor. jz :clap:

Dyin
01-17-2004, 09:22 PM
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oooh, this is off to a great start!!! that's the thing about architecture...all those perspectives!!! Love how the window looks... Looking forward to seeing this as you go!

lisilk
01-17-2004, 09:34 PM
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Welcome to Wetcanvas and the project Vanityfaire !

I was hoping someone would do Ruth's photo. I've seen it done in watercolor but never pastel. This looks like a great start. Dyin is right, this one has a lot of perspective issues going on but looks like you can handle it.

Glad you joined us !

Cheers,

Li

Thank you and Cheena for you comments on my window.

lisilk
01-17-2004, 09:41 PM
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Geez, beat yourself up much ???? I know, none of us really have much perspective when it comes to our own work but give yourself a little break, will ya ? I like all the twists and turns, very difficult subject. What makes this piece for me is the sense of mystery you invoke by your color choices. What happened up those stairs ? Who went out that door so suddenly ? Looks like the cover of a mystery novel. I like it ! :clap:

Cheers,

Li

Kathryn Wilson
01-17-2004, 09:51 PM
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Oooooh, I am so glad someone is going to take on the flower shop. I just loved the photo. Keep pluggin and updating as you go! It's looking very good so far - what is the large black blob at the top tho' :)

vanityfaire
01-18-2004, 04:54 AM
That is the black piece of the building. With the resolution of my camera it is very very black. It really clung onto the contrast. jo :p

lisilk
01-18-2004, 05:23 AM
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This is looking fantastic Porum ! You have so much movement while still keeping the perspective. Enlarging the figures made a big difference on putting us on street level.

I learned a lot on this project too. Keep it up ! Can't wait to see your final piece. :clap:

Cheers,

Li

lisilk
01-18-2004, 05:26 AM
That is the black piece of the building. With the resolution of my camera it is very very black. It really clung onto the contrast. jo :p

I think what is throwing us off about the black sign is that it is not on the horizon line of the rest of the building. It doesn't have the same vanishing point. It needs to follow along the same line as the building.

I applaud you for taking this on. I love that photo !

Cheers,

Li

vanityfaire
01-18-2004, 02:24 PM
this is actually the black portion of the building. I think when the other side gets put in it will make more sense. Thanks for the help, I will watch the lines. In this drawing the sense of rounding the corner of the building and the entry way has been a challenge. The area where the green box on the building still seems a bit off.I will get a better resolution for my next post so everything shows up better. :music:

Dyin
01-18-2004, 03:30 PM
vanityfaire, You're doing great...lots of changes happen in wips and I'm sure in the end it will all pull together for you. It's fun to share and know the issues we have with each piece and it helps us to look out for those things when we do something similar later...I think this'll be great!

vanityfaire
01-18-2004, 07:47 PM
I think what is throwing us off about the black sign is that it is not on the horizon line of the rest of the building. It doesn't have the same vanishing point. It needs to follow along the same line as the building.

I applaud you for taking this on. I love that photo !

Cheers,

Li
You were so right. I took the black out which was not easy to do on velour paper and all the perspective came into line. Didn't get a picture yet, but it is much better.Thanks jo :clap:

Kathryn Wilson
01-19-2004, 11:20 AM
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Kathleen! Hi and welcome to the Project - I love the way all the windows are turning out - and you made this your very own too - I like the crop, the colors and structure - but I think you are right in toning down that building just a touch. The flowers are lovely - as always, a delight to view one of your paintings.

Kathryn Wilson
01-19-2004, 11:23 AM
Hey Everybody! We've got some really great final paintings posted :D

If those of you who have finished a painting are looking to do something else, we still have two weeks left before the February Project starts - but this Project will go on indefinitely - so if there is another photo that grabs your attention, please feel free to start another!

Dyin
01-19-2004, 12:27 PM
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Kathy....when I look at your work I always think that you and color are best friends! If that makes sense. Your work is always lively and fresh and it really shows on this Wallis!!! Very, very nice!

lisilk
01-19-2004, 04:24 PM
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I love this crop Kathleen ! This is beautiful, your colors so bright and the looseness of your flowers. :clap: Nicely done !

( Don't you love the Wallis ? )

Cheers,

Li

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 05:05 PM
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I love this crop Kathleen ! This is beautiful, your colors so bright and the looseness of your flowers. :clap: Nicely done !

( Don't you love the Wallis ? )

Cheers,

Li
Thank you, Li and I do love the Wallis this was my first on this paper. I need to get back and look at everyones work--I posted my finish then had to leave.
Kathy

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 05:10 PM
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Kathy....when I look at your work I always think that you and color are best friends! If that makes sense. Your work is always lively and fresh and it really shows on this Wallis!!! Very, very nice!
Thank you Sue, such a wonderful thing to say I do loves the color indeed I do..yep loves that Wallis too!
Say what happen to the birdie? you didn't give it to someone did you cause I had first dibbys. tee hee
Kathy

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 05:27 PM
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Sue, I remember commenting on the start of this one. I love the colors you used creating a wonderful city night scene. For me to do this one I would have had to crawl outside my box! lol
Wonderful painting!
Kathy

Dyin
01-19-2004, 05:31 PM
Thanks, Kathy...had to crawl out of MY box for this lol! ooops....better talk to Celestia....she really wanted a raven I had anyways...I thought you were just kidding....but I DO suffer from CRS...can't remember ssss...tuff. :D

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 05:34 PM
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Wow Li, man your colors just jump right off the screen at me. To me it appears to be a cold rainly night but the colors are hot, hot, hot.
Great job on drawing those buildings and the cars are terrific.
Wonderful Painting!
Kathy

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 05:41 PM
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Li, I like the way you showed movement in the leaves both real and reflected. I also like the way you showed the flowers and foilage very delicate looking.
Nice Work! And you'd never know this subject wasn't a favorite one to paint.
Kathy

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 05:48 PM
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Kyle, I think your effort payed off as you have some beautiful delicate blending of colors in your work. Here in Arizona when the sun hits these adobe buildings just right your colors are there!
Wonderful Painting
Kathy

lisilk
01-19-2004, 06:38 PM
Kathleen, Thanks for your generous comments. This project really lit a fire under me to explore pastels.

Kyle- BTW , that city at night photo is by DraigAthar.

Cheers,

Li

vanityfaire
01-19-2004, 07:42 PM
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I love this one lis. The center really draws you in. Everything is so crisp. ;)

Kathryn Wilson
01-19-2004, 08:18 PM
The WC Member (DraigAthar) who posted the City at Night photo contacted me and said she had done the same area in an oil painting. Thought you folks who had done the city scene would enjoy seeing it from a different angle.

She indicated I was incorrect in naming it City at Night - it was taken during the day (3:00 p.m.) after a rainstorm. I think we'll leave the title since most of you interpreted it to be a nighttime scene - :)

Here's the link to her painting:

http://thirdroar.com/paintings/2002-07-Deluge/

Dyin
01-19-2004, 08:36 PM
She did a beautiful painting of it...I giggle that I obscured the text except for Loews, when text was the theme of hers...so fun to see all the interpretations!

lisilk
01-19-2004, 08:48 PM
DraigAthar's painting is great. Interesting to see the way it was interpreted from life and the way we all did it. I love all of them for different reasons.

Thanks Vanityfaire for your kind comments.

Cheers,

Li

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 08:49 PM
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Wow, all those angles would have sent me running out of the room. I think you did a wonderful job of it and I love the color choices. We lived in the Bay Area for many years and I always loved going to San Francisco. The Victorians are very special and the ones restored are lovely to look at. I think you made an excellent choice.
Good job!
Kathy

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 08:52 PM
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I love your pastel painting of the mill it reminds me of a tapistry.
Beautiful!
Kathy

MKathleen
01-19-2004, 08:56 PM
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What a wonderful scene Luvy I love that red barn which just stands out so nicely with the green pasture. The figure petting the horse just adds humanity to the scene.
This is a feel good painting,
Kathy

Kathryn Wilson
01-20-2004, 09:48 AM
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Lots of progress here! How are you liking the velour paper - I've not seen too many people use it for things other than portraits - :)

Dyin
01-20-2004, 09:58 AM
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I think this is turning into a cosy little scene, you're doing a great job! :clap:

crazyartist2000
01-20-2004, 02:00 PM
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I must admit..after spending almost an hour checking out all the posts so far(forgot to subscribe to it and was wundering why no mail LOL)....this one is my favourite after sweetbabies. Definitely does look like tapistry. :clap:

I have picked out the photo I want to use(my daughter says it looks like a hobbit house with the roof ...but I havent started it yet. Hope to soon.
Everyones work is awesome so far. The 3 versions of the street lit at night time are all unique!!

vanityfaire
01-20-2004, 09:13 PM
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Lots of progress here! How are you liking the velour paper - I've not seen too many people use it for things other than portraits - :)
I love the paper. I usually do animals or still life so it is a bit different. I bought 2 Unisom and LOVE THEM. I want more. The unisom really works well with velour. Thanks for the feedback. I have another to post from last night sitting.

lisilk
01-20-2004, 09:57 PM
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This is coming along nicely now Vanityfaire. I like that you have made the colors warmer than the photo. It looks very rich.

I've never tried velour paper. I like the toothy stuff ! :D I'll have to add it to my ever growing list.

Cheers,

Li

MKathleen
01-21-2004, 12:17 AM
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Hi, this is really interesting I hadn't thought of a landscape on velour paper. I've used the velour paper for horse portraits never a landscape. I think you are doing a nice job and anxious to follow your progress. Do you find the velour difficult to work on?
Kathy

bnoonan
01-21-2004, 10:51 AM
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Well, I had a go in spite of the heat.
I was so taken with Barb's great perspective on the San Fran building I decided to have a go too.
This is the front of my house (tho the photo of the painting seems a little dull :( ) I have used a bit of artistic licence with the colours, and am still undecided about the shadow under the eave. The glass in the windows is a mixture of frosted and clear - quite an interesting exercise in itself!
And the bushes - I'm not very pleased with those.... :(

cj


Hey CJ - great stuff. I love the fact that I've started a trend here. Of course you are able to paint yours in real life with warm weather I bet.

It was difficult getting all the angles right wasn't it?

Looks great!!!

Barb :)

bnoonan
01-21-2004, 11:06 AM
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This is looking great!!! I've never used such a subtle pallette and I love how it works in this piece so effectively. It's a beauty!!!

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Another great version of that fabulous window - love the flowers very very much.

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Mo, This must have been a total challenge and yet you pulled it off nicely. I like how my eye is drawn into the painting and winding around that staircase. See what you mean about having a longer piece of paper tho.

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SBJ - how dare you think this sucks. Look at what you've achieved by painting one inside another. It's a great effect and challenging to do. It made me stop and think and look even closer at both parts. Good stuff.

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Looks great so far - I hope you are going to finish it. I actually like the fact that the strokes aren't very well defined and loose - it's just a great photograph too!!!

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Woww - you didn't pick an easy one and yet I'm teased by all the detail you are adding into this piece. Keep going - we're watching!!!

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Love that sense of movement you've captured with those lose strokes on the lower left. they are sensational!!! Good piece.

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For someone so new to pastels you really have taken to them nicely. It's coming along great and you need to keep working it. It's going to be wonderful.


Barb

bnoonan
01-21-2004, 11:08 AM
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And lo and behold I forgot this gem. It's coming along great and I know exactly what you mean about making pastels muddy. You'll get the hang of it soon. Actually I think my greatest growth with this came in using paper that had more tooth to it so it wasn't as easy to blend, but to just layer color to get the effect I wanted. Keep going!!!

Barb

vanityfaire
01-23-2004, 04:11 PM
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I love this drawing. The beams come out at me and I want to walk into the picture. You did awesome so far. Keep going :clap:

vanityfaire
01-23-2004, 04:15 PM
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This is really nice Muttley. I found in my drawing that you really have to trim those windows to get the depth. You did just that. Good work. Keep going. :eek:

Kathryn Wilson
01-25-2004, 05:56 PM
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I'm glad you got this into the Finished Projects - people tend to look more quickly at the finished work and this deserves for everyone to see. It's a lovely loose, colorful version of the popular New York City scene. :clap:

Kathryn Wilson
01-30-2004, 03:51 PM
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Hi Lawrence: So glad you posted your final version! I like the textures that you developed all the way through this painting - on the beams and in the shadows of the wall. Very, very nice!

Hope to see more pastels from you!

Dyin
01-30-2004, 04:21 PM
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I cannot believe this was your first pastel!!!! You did a great job, I like the beam detail and the shadow in the doorway best, but it all looks really great! Nice job1

lawrence
01-30-2004, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the kind words :p This was fun and progressed really fast.
I didn't realize that you could layer pastels. I was reading where some else posted about layering, talking about it, tried it, and the build up worked like building on an oil painting. (which is most of my work) If I didn't like something, smudge it down and build on top of it. The co=worker that I gave it to loves it and now adorns her office, so I still get to see it. :clap:
C u around WC,
Regards,

Ld

She-She
01-31-2004, 03:38 PM
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I finally got done. (just under the wire) ;)
I had a very stressful month due to bad weather. We didn't have any major problems, but enough to keep us on our toes. We have been the coldest in North America & it hasn't been like this for a few years. At -40 for most of this month, you got to stay on top of things.

I forgot to mention that this took only 2 hours to complete. I think I will print it off to make mini note cards. This will be a kick start for me to do more.... :D

Kathryn Wilson
01-31-2004, 05:59 PM
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And a lovely rendition it is too! I'm so glad someone picked this one to do - it has such a charm with all the texture in the wood. You captured that wonderfully! Glad you took the time to do this one.

Dyin
01-31-2004, 07:22 PM
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Wow...this is nice, and will make a LOVELY card!! Brrrrrr...used to live in Alaska...that's mighty cold for your neck of the woods!

Dyin
01-31-2004, 10:55 PM
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Oh...wow...this was worth waiting for!!! So pretty and inviting...the block work in front just invites you right into the picture. Hmmm....think I'll buy those yellow guys by the door...they look like spring! lovely job!

Kathryn Wilson
02-01-2004, 07:13 AM
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A lovely finish to this Project - I'm so glad you picked this one - it reminds me that Spring is coming! All the architectural elements, flagstone, windows, front of the building look well done, and I especially like the reflections in the windows. Love those flowers!

vanityfaire
02-01-2004, 01:48 PM
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A lovely finish to this Project - I'm so glad you picked this one - it reminds me that Spring is coming! All the architectural elements, flagstone, windows, front of the building look well done, and I especially like the reflections in the windows. Love those flowers!thank you for the project. This was very encouraging as an artist. I surprised even myself. It was a very disciplined project with all perspective. Comments from the forum really assisted in the final project entry. Thanks to all. Looking forward to February's challenge. jo :)

CarlyHardy
02-01-2004, 07:04 PM
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Better late than never! I suppose :D
I don't often paint buildings but this church in Old Norcross with its interesting shaped spires caught my attention driving and I knew I wanted to paint them fairly early in the day so that the sun would be coming from the east. From the west, there are too many trees and the spires are blocked from direct light. This will have to remain unfinished until next October since I never got back to complete it in 2003!

The paper is about 13 x 15, Art Spectrum, so you're seeing a lot of paper in the foreground!
carly

Kathryn Wilson
02-01-2004, 07:10 PM
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LOL - I'll be sure to leave this Project open - as it is intended to be opend-ended anyway. I like the colors and the start on this - do I understand that the colors won't be right until next fall because of the different light that fall brings??

CarlyHardy
02-01-2004, 07:17 PM
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LOL - I'll be sure to leave this Project open - as it is intended to be opend-ended anyway. I like the colors and the start on this - do I understand that the colors won't be right until next fall because of the different light that fall brings??

Because of the direction of the sun at differing times of the year, yes, it won't get finished until this year at the same time it was begun last year! I didn't take any photos (they are not really reliable anyway) so I won't work on it again until I'm back at the scene in Oct!
carly

Dyin
02-01-2004, 07:20 PM
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Carly...this is gorgeous!!! Those steeples just drip golden glow! I think you really do great plein aire work...the light is awesome....please let us know when you finish this..i'll keep subscribed to the thread, but if you don't post on it I might miss it!

Diyart
02-02-2004, 06:07 AM
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Very interesting building...what a style mix...At this stage the paper color and the painting fit very well together...
But I do not believe that you are waiting for the same light.. you are just too lazy or afraid of the cold.. take an example from Larry Seiler.. be tough with yourself :D :)

Kathryn Wilson
02-04-2004, 07:20 PM
Hi All! I just wanted to thank all the participants in this Project for working so hard and coming up with breathtaking examples. Hope we can do this again sometime -

In the meantime, this Project is going to be left open for anyone to participate whenever they get a chance - just post something in this Discussion Thread so that we will get a chance to view your work!

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vanityfaire
02-14-2004, 04:12 AM
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Carly, I really like your work. I have been admiring it. I decided to look at your Cafepress site and decided to sign up for it myself. I haven't submitted my art as of yet, but plan to. I put you down as referring me. The colors that you use are so vivid. Keep going with this one. It is beautiful. vf

Kathryn Wilson
02-17-2004, 04:01 PM
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Darn, Dawn, I missed this one! Sure it's okay to enter this one - it's an exceptional piece too!

Sure wish there was a way for us Project Leaders to get a notice that someone has posted something on these older Projects.

Kathryn Wilson
03-18-2004, 04:25 PM
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Hi Muttley: I just happened to peek into my Architecture Project to see if there were new postings, and here you are! It's lovely! Did you have fun doing it? I love your strong colors and the reflections are very good too. :clap:

Cheena K
03-19-2004, 12:27 AM
Hi Kyle!
Thanks! Yes, I had good fun working on it, though it took me a while to finsh it :)

- Cheena

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Hi Muttley: I just happened to peek into my Architecture Project to see if there were new postings, and here you are! It's lovely! Did you have fun doing it? I love your strong colors and the reflections are very good too. :clap:

pampe
05-20-2004, 02:01 PM
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this is so chunky and bold..I love it