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arourapope
03-24-2004, 03:30 PM
Hey!
I said a while back I'd try to do this with the new panels I was getting ready to start. Neither are finished yet, but I figured I'd show you some of the steps along the way so far. Both are 18 x 24's. I started out with the plain gessoed board (using acrylic gesso on these), and then I worked onto that with charcoal.
This one is Tree:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-treewip1.jpg
Then I went back into the charcoal with more gesso. I used a painting knife and a 5 in 1. This is a 5 in 1:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-5inone.jpg

This one is Slight DiscorDance, after the gesso:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip1.jpg
This is Tree, after the gesso:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-treewip2.jpg

Tamana
03-24-2004, 03:33 PM
o O the sharing of secrets ummmmmm...
Watching closely. :cool:

Pilan
03-24-2004, 03:37 PM
Aurorapope this is fantastic :clap: I love how it came out. You can really have some fun doing different shapes and images with this kind of technique.

just vonderbar :clap: :clap:

arourapope
03-24-2004, 03:37 PM
Some more gesso and charcoal:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip3.jpg
and
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-treewip3.jpg
Going into them with the oils, still using the 5 in 1 and the knife:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip6.jpg

and
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-treewip4.jpg

arourapope
03-24-2004, 03:41 PM
Then I let that dry. I had gone over the heavy dark lines with oils also, but I decided I wanted the lines to be skinnier, and more deeply embedded in the textured paint. Only Slight DiscorDance was dry enough to work yesterday, so I went back into it with titanium white, still scratching and scribbling and scraping. And here's where we stand now, while we watch paint dry.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip7.jpg
I figure maybe tomorrow Tree will be dry enough to work some more too, and I'll post again after I mess with it some more.

Pilan
03-24-2004, 03:46 PM
Tam, it's the knife I am lusting after :evil:

o O the sharing of secrets ummmmmm...
Watching closely. :cool:

Pilan
03-24-2004, 03:48 PM
Aurorapope this is really cool. thanks for sharing too! i still like your knife :D

arourapope
03-24-2004, 03:57 PM
They sell them in the paint department of the hardware store. Incredibly useful gadgets. They're good for scraping, opening cans, screwdriving, and even opening beer bottles. :) If you ever paint with a paint roller, you can also use them to help squish the paint out of them when you clean them. No home should be without.

Tamana
03-24-2004, 04:16 PM
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmoilsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
yelllowgoldenummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmgreeeeeeeeeeen
They're blooming little spring things...

ejfarrae
03-24-2004, 06:23 PM
this is so cool to see. i loved them after that first go with the gesso after the charcoal.
the stark delicacy of that last shot of slight discordance. man. it's 'there' already. how much further you gonna push these?

arourapope
03-24-2004, 06:43 PM
Heeeheee... darned if I know. :p

VieSaintSo
03-25-2004, 08:50 AM
i am watching and learning!
Merci Aurora for sharing! :)

Mich451
03-25-2004, 09:12 AM
Now I want one of them knives. Even Bob Villa agrees with you.

http://www.bobvilla.com/wwwboard/messages/21970.html

WOW! I found one with a rosewood handle.They have lots of other knives too.

http://www.goodelltools.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/44_46/products_id/45

ordie4
03-25-2004, 02:13 PM
chop-chop with the updates!

:angel:

somerset
03-25-2004, 03:00 PM
Way to go, Aurora! A good showman always leaves 'em waiting for more.
But enough already,lets have another peek. :angel:

arourapope
03-25-2004, 04:21 PM
Yay! Got to work on them some more today. I'll try to get some pics up for you by this evening. :)

arourapope
03-25-2004, 05:58 PM
Okay. I got em.
I went into Slight Discordance again with color. I think maybe one more layer of stuff on this one, and then hopefully it will be done. It's getting close.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip8.jpg

And then I went back into Tree with white. I went ahead and picked up some of the alziron crimson with the white too, but I thinned the lines out.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2004/568-treewip5.jpg

Now we get to wait again. :(

Tamana
03-25-2004, 06:10 PM
o O o

*waiting*

muchfoolishness
03-25-2004, 08:42 PM
push push scritch scrape
:) i love them already

flight

reynolds
03-26-2004, 12:46 AM
hey babe...
i love these tools...with hubby being a painting contractor we have a few around.

you would be a great faux painter...as in doing decorative finishes on walls...
i mean this as a compliment as it is really hard to move beyond the happy homeowner stage!!! :clap:

i am so glad that you are showing us a wipping or two...i have wanted to see this for quite awhile... :D :evil: :D

Smileawhyl
03-26-2004, 12:55 AM
I'm with Ordie4. You're gonna cause a riot if you don't show more (of course, Ordie would like that because he could paint it!)

Oh wait . . . even as I type . . . Slight Discordance is getting the 'fussy roses' back into its cheeks. Yea yea yea!

Gareth
03-26-2004, 08:00 AM
It's a real treat to see how you work Aurora. The technique isn't what I expected (how do you manage to keep your colours so clean with all that charcoal?), which only serves to demonstrate further how little of the paintings we get when looking at a screen. I feel I have more of an idea already about how your paintings must look in the flesh from watching the development here and am more impressed than ever by them. I'll be watching this one for sure.

TeAnne
03-27-2004, 01:33 AM
Okay. I got em.
I went into Slight Discordance again with color. I think maybe one more layer of stuff on this one, and then hopefully it will be done. It's getting close.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancewip8.jpg

And then I went back into Tree with white. I went ahead and picked up some of the alziron crimson with the white too, but I thinned the lines out.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Mar-2004/568-treewip5.jpg

Now we get to wait again. :(
Way cooooooool :D

Tamana
03-28-2004, 11:12 AM
psssssssssssssst

jnet11
03-28-2004, 01:08 PM
yeah :D I've been so looking forward to seeing some wips from you ... what a treat ! Awaiting the next update

arourapope
03-29-2004, 02:03 PM
Sorry! Had to wait for the paint to dry, and then it was the weekend. I hardly ever have time to do any real painting on the weekends. But I finished them up today. Here ya go:

Slight DiscorDance:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordance.jpg
and the detail:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-slightdiscordancedetail.jpg

Tree:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-tree.jpg
the detail:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-treedetail.jpg

And here's one that snuck in and got finished before I expected it to.
Swings:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-swings.jpg
detail:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2004/568-swingsdetail.jpg

Hope everyone's doing well!

ZOTMA
03-29-2004, 06:15 PM
ha! whatta surprise, we get a bonus one
and those swings *are*
moving by way of your strokes and color
very cool
the tree turned out bold spoken
I like
slight discordance is gentle
I think that suits the grace of the arc
though the black of the lines seems a bit lonely (?)
maybe a bit more dark in the field?
BUT
I think it's fine as is and I like them all mucho

arourapope
04-01-2004, 04:22 PM
Hey Z! Thanks for the looking and the typing. I got to looking at them after reading your post, and decided to add some darks to Slight DiscorDance, and some lights to Tree. So I guess they weren't finished after all. :)
Here be updates:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/568-slightdiscordance.jpg

and

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Apr-2004/568-tree.jpg

Tamana
04-01-2004, 09:10 PM
Beautiful exhibition of form and balance conducted by a palette of song. You KNOW which is my favorite...

The swings! :D Hanging from the tree. :)

it'sALLart
04-02-2004, 07:32 AM
always surprising to me how a few lines, some texture and some color can be so evocative, so memorable, so wonderful.

to see where these started, your technique... and where they ended up...

amazing. i'm stunned.