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02-15-2004, 02:38 PM
Actually I bet you all find this part alot easier. For those of you reading this for the first time, I please ask you to first do the Masters project part one which can be found HERE (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=151357&perpage=30&pagenumber=1)
Part 2 is to take what we've learned and to apply it to making our own drawing using the same techniques, colors and a similar subject matter. For example if you did a person, do another person. How would you render him/her so they would come out looking like the same master had painted yours?
On this one you can go as big or as small as you want...you can use your masters painting and the setup and create your own using your own people and materials.
A good example of someone influenced by masters but not by anyone in particular is myself. I love the still lifes of the baroque period, but particularly the Flemish and Dutch masters. I think it shows in my current still life. Matter of fact I spent a day at the met looking at paintings from that period.
Ok nuff said about me...The difference is I want you to follow the techniques from the painting you copied. Again post links here!
And know it will be in the Hall of Fame.
Hey, I already started practicing for this bit..(only I didn't know it)
in the Master's still life I want to do, I realised what made it so attractive was the fact he picked the whole branch with the fruit on,plus added some of the fruit's flowers.. and I did a setup with vegetables...It looks so much more natural than plonking fruit in a bowl, or piling them up all without stems..
BUT..I WILL do the first project first..:D:D
02-15-2004, 05:00 PM
ROFLMAO .... LOL :D :D :D :D .... LOL :D :D :D :D Ohhh, my sides hurt...oh, oh, oh LOL :D :D :D Ok, I'm picturing my hubby, the living Dutchman, in a Bosch setting...oh oh oh...LOL :D :D :D I don't think I can compose myself enough to compose this drawing.... haha Oh LOL Hahaha.
I can't stop laughing....sorry. I know what you want, but I don't think it's possible...besides the plague has passed here along time ago and the reformation won...rofl
Seriously, I do think it's a logical step to your lesson, but uhmm, I don't think I want to paint like Bosch, I don't have that much 'spirituality' in me. (still laughing)
I'll think about it arlene, but NO promises that I'm doing part 2
02-16-2004, 12:56 AM
02-16-2004, 01:16 AM
LOL...Arlene, do you feel like you just announced an outbreak of the plague??
I think it's an excellent 2nd part and as soon as I finish part 1 will move on to part 2. I have a close-up photo of my granddaughter in black and white which would make a suitable subject that is similar in composition to poor Lucrezia (who never gets any of my attention). I can at least get started on the composition and drawing and will post that soon.
Thanks for guiding us to new places!!!
02-16-2004, 01:34 AM
Thanks for the challenge Arlene. I'm still working away on Part 1 (my daughter, who's in art school, informed me I work INCREDIBLY SLOWLY!). This project has really inspired me to do it, and I WILL finish it!
02-16-2004, 02:20 AM
Way to go Arlene!!! That is exactly why I decided to go with a portrait! I thought I'd copy a master and see if I may want to do a portrait like that some day! (and if I can get it right) :D and I do!!!
I also thought it could be really interesting to redo the portrait in the limited palette!
I have just a few more areas to check on Barbara, and I'll be ready to do the next one.
02-16-2004, 06:57 AM
OK Arlene I'm up for it - my daughter thinks she is a Pre-Raphaelite beauty anyway! But I have something else to finish first, and a demo to do this week for an art group, so it may take me a while.
I KNEW I shouldn't have done a person.....another one!!!! Yikes! Okay I took some bandw photos of my daughter a few years ago will dig them out and give it a go. I had alot of fun doing the first step and my daughter would be thrilled if I painted a pic of her. So I'm in if my sketches look anything like my kid that is!!! ;) wanda
02-17-2004, 10:08 AM
I am looking forwards to this but....where on earth am I going to find a pre raphaelite beauty to take a foto of...lol
(Gets arrested for running around the town centre asking beautiful girls if I can take thier picture)......lol
Seriously, waht a great idea Arlene....a real challenge.... :clap: :clap: :clap:
This may take me a while as I am working on a still life at the same time.
02-20-2004, 10:39 AM
I'm waiting Cindy...get to work.
Lynda don't sweat it, I work slowly too.
Meisie finish Barb already...I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do.
Bob, I know it will come out great...just remember...VALUES.
Dave, my tinyhead? j/k...lol
02-25-2004, 04:20 AM
Made a start on mine. Now I'm committed!
Can be found here :
and is of a distant relative, who I'll simply call 'Lady'
02-25-2004, 07:23 PM
Hello everyone and especially Arlene,
I am apologizing here for my intial hysterical laughter when I read the intro to Part 2...so, I'm sorry Arlene (although I really did do a spit-take when I read it...lol)
I'm also gonna say that now after having recovered from my intial hysterics (sort of), I have been giving it a ton of thought as to how I might approach part 2 in a "Boschian" manner. I am not a portrait person, nor am I a fantasy/spiritual sort of person, so this will be an interesting adventure - for me at least.
Sooooooo, I'll be joining in afterall (don't start throwing stones just yet...). I have something working it's way from the depths of my clouded mind and almost onto the planning board... a double portrait of my husband and myself, in profile, as maybe a dyptich - like they might be on small panels in a Bosch style, sort of. Maybe even both on one big piece of paper and something in the middle that we are both looking up at...what that something is?- I don't know yet. Well, eventually you'll see. I wish I was a better writer of my own thoughts, like LeAnne is. But it's gonna take another week just to sort out this idea. :rolleyes:
By the way, I did get to see Bosch's "Head of a Woman" in real life and that thing is tiny! only about 6.5" high by maybe 3" wide...really small! The flesh tones are not so modeled as you might think, really just sort of pink paint straight from the palette... yikes! Bosch was not a "glazer" like Van Eyck. It was in a special glass case along with other fragments of some other panel paintings.... it was GREAT!
OK, so beware, I'm doing this now... :eek:
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