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rickymanchester
09-16-2004, 02:45 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Peppers in Acrylics
Project Leader: rickymanchester
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Acrylic paints
Subject: Still Life
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

I have taken a picture of some Peppers from the WC Reference Library and decided to paint them. It would be interesting to see other people\'s efforts also.

It\'s also been a while since anyone posted any Projects for the Acrylics people so I think it would be nice to all share in something.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=742)

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.

rickymanchester
09-16-2004, 04:48 PM
Hello all,

I don't know if I needed to register myself as a participant in this Art project as I initiated it but I have done anyhow. I've already got under way with my painting and am pleased with my results so far (for an amateur :) ).

I do hope that a few people will join me in this, oldies and newbies alike. For the newbies (like me) it's a chance at a relatively simple subject just to practice our drawing skills, and then our colour mixing etc.

For the old reliable's :wink2: it's a chance to show us how it's done (hopefully with some v helpful photo's of it in progress).

It would be great to also see more projects posted as often I am either lacking for inspiration or have too many ideas and can't settle so that it would be nice to just paint for the pleasure of it.

Anyhow... bye for now

Eileenjm
09-17-2004, 02:46 AM
Glad you started this post. You can count me in. :)

Eileen.

rickymanchester
09-17-2004, 08:32 AM
Thanks Eileen. I look forward to seeing your work.

Kind Regards

Queen Bee
09-17-2004, 09:15 AM
I look forward to this project. I am new to acrylics and need all the practice I can get. The big problem now is finding the time to get it done.

joa
09-17-2004, 09:17 AM
I've registered, but must wait until I finish my present painting; shouldn't be too long (I hope). The peppers will be fun--I already know how I want to do it.

Jo

emadden
09-18-2004, 12:33 AM
Hello Everyone! Boy was I excited when I saw this project. You see, my first attempt in acrylic after a 20 year lapse was of PEPPERS!! Yes, I have already attempted the subject matter. I hope it's OK for me to upload the image of my painting, I'm anxious to get some feedback from someone besides my family!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Sep-2004/49679-Peppers.gif

Elizabeth :wave:

emadden
09-18-2004, 11:15 AM
Hey guys:
I had someone tell me in another forum that my painting was hard to see because I didn't upload it correctly. I'm going to attach my new file and see if it's easier to view. Thanks.

Lady Carol
09-18-2004, 11:34 AM
These are great peppers. You should officially load them into the project file so everyone can comment.

Lady Carol
09-18-2004, 05:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39813

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

This was fun!!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

emadden
09-18-2004, 08:28 PM
Thanks Carol, I love your peppers also. I've never tried to paint with acrylics on paper. I'll have to try that.

Elizabeth

Bioartist
09-18-2004, 10:06 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39813

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

Beautiful, love the colour graduations (tonal variations) in the peppers.
Well done :clap: :clap:
Stacey

rickymanchester
09-19-2004, 12:24 PM
Elizabeth (emadden) - I really love your Peppers! :clap: How strange that they were your choice after not painting for so long. Perhaps as they are something colourful we all see quite often we are drawn to them. I also like your background... at the moment my background is just white, and I am struggling to know what to do with it (if anything).

Kind Regards

Lady Carol
09-19-2004, 01:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39813

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

Beautiful, love the colour graduations (tonal variations) in the peppers.
Well done :clap: :clap:
Stacey


Thank you Stacey. It did occupy a day of really bad weather.

hamsterdance
09-20-2004, 01:34 AM
Thought I'd toss my hat in the ring as well. Frankly I suck at acrylic (despite the fact that it's one of my 3 most-fave media) so I need the practice.

Eileenjm
09-20-2004, 03:00 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39813

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

Carol I love this, the colours are brilliant. Nice work.

Eileen

Eileenjm
09-20-2004, 03:04 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39821

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/49679/tn_Peppers.gif

After twenty years of not painting, you have still got talent :D These are lovely, nice work.

Eileen

SummerSun
09-20-2004, 03:35 AM
I just signed up for the project. I could really use the practice and the peppers in the photo just looked so fresh and bright... And the finished paintings look wonderful!

I can't wait to get started on the painting...I've been longing for a nice acrylics project for a while now - we should definately have more of them :).

Lady Carol
09-20-2004, 11:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39813

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

Carol I love this, the colours are brilliant. Nice work.

Eileen

Thank you Eileen :o

Also I agree with Summersun's comment. We should have more projects. :clap: :clap: :clap: to keep those creative juices flowing

rickymanchester
09-20-2004, 12:32 PM
Hi all,

Due to some pre-emptive Peppers, and some pretty quick painting... I am the third to post my painting even though I started the project! :wink2:

You will be able to find my painting in the project gallery so I hope you will all have a look.

I am glad that people are pleased with the fact that we have a project on, and I intend to post more in the not too distant future. Also I am looking forward to seeing more entries for this one so keep them coming, and let us know in here when you have uploaded your paintings. :wave:

Many thanks

rickymanchester
09-20-2004, 04:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg

Hi all,

I hope this posts a link of my image into the correct thread!! I'm not too sure how I am meant to do this... :)

Cheers

lensman
09-21-2004, 01:48 PM
Ich möchte Deutsch lernen.

Traurig, spreche ich nicht deutsch, also kann ich nicht Ihnen helfen!


Glenn

Lady Carol
09-21-2004, 03:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg
Wow!!!!!!! Great shine on the peppers. You have made these look really solid. A great compliment to any kitchen.

rickymanchester
09-21-2004, 03:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg
Wow!!!!!!! Great shine on the peppers. You have made these look really solid. A great compliment to any kitchen.

Thanks Carol. It's truly a compliment to receive praise from someone as qualified as yourself. I really liked your take on this project.

I hope others too enjoy this project as we did.

Eileenjm
09-22-2004, 03:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg

Richard these almost look real, good enough to eat :D Brilliant work. :clap:

Eileen

romell
09-24-2004, 10:53 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40013

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/45988/tn_bell_peppers_24Sep04.jpg

Here's my entry. Hope you like it.

Cheers,

Lady Carol
09-24-2004, 11:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40013

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/45988/tn_bell_peppers_24Sep04.jpg

These are really well modelled and they look really solid. The shine is great as well. Only one small crit...the shadow cast by the green pepper onto the red and the yellow pepper is not going to be purple except on the table. The red pepper should have a deeper red and the yellow a deeper yellow as you have modelled the other sides of these where there is shadow. Great job though

joa
09-24-2004, 11:10 AM
Where is the project gallery? :confused:

romell
09-24-2004, 11:12 AM
Thanks Carol for your comment. :)

tbezesky
09-24-2004, 12:12 PM
I have always been facinated by peppers.
Thought I would join in.
I'm new to acrylics, I put down my oils in favor of them. ;)

The finished peppers look great thus far! :clap:

Charlie's Mum
09-24-2004, 04:24 PM
Where is the project gallery? :confused:

Hi joa,
You can access the gallery by using the 'Content Areas' link at the top of the page, click and follow the links to find the project you want......
OR,
Click on any of the links in the threads to a painting and it should take you to the the entry for that painting; on the left, in a list, you will see 'index of projects', click this and look for the title of the project, then follow the links again. Sounds confusing but once you know, you'll be OK! :D

Charlie's Mum
09-24-2004, 04:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/45988/tn_bell_peppers_24Sep04.jpg

The shine and texture of the peppers is very good - colours also, and shapes are very well observed.
I think you need to look a little more closely at the way a cast shadow follows the form of the object it falls on - just little points of observation to make the work even more believable!
Did you know that in shadows, there is usually some reflected colour of the object casting the shadow? Good work tho'! :D

Charlie's Mum
09-24-2004, 04:42 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39813

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

This is a lovely jumble of peppers Carol! The skins are really authentically shiny and firm and the colours excellent!
Don't think you'd like another hurricane tho to do more! :D

Charlie's Mum
09-24-2004, 04:54 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39821

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/49679/tn_Peppers.gif

For having had a 20 yr gap you've done really well! :)
I like the texture you've achieved, the lovely brushstrokes and the convincing high lights.
I'm a little concerned about the apparent contradiction in lighting tho': the light bk/gd makes it appear back-lit while the high-lights appear to be from R front.......and the black(?) base tends to make the peppers float. Still, it wouldn't need much adjusting and WC! is wonderful for helping us all paint better......look forward to seeing more from you! :D

Charlie's Mum
09-24-2004, 05:04 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg

Beautiful light, shade and high-lights Richard and you've got a really good tough feel to the skins, this will look great on the wall! Are the chillies next? :evil: :eek: .The heat will help with winter approaching! :D

romell
09-24-2004, 08:17 PM
Thanks for your comment Maureen. Need to set up my own still life and observe colors and shadows...practice...practice...and more practice :evil:
Hope more projects in acrylic. This motivates me a lot to paint. :D

uncertainid
09-24-2004, 09:04 PM
Hi everyone,
I just popped in and thought I'd sign up for this project after seeing the refrence photo. I'm a serious newbie when it comes to painting,and like others have said, I really need the practice. I really enjoy acrylics and all the neat effects one can achieve with them. A few months ago I decided that I needed to practice doing some still lifes so I went to the local grocery, scrounged through my house and came up with this. I tend to paint too small, too conservatively and get caught up in way too much detail. My purpose with this was to loosen up, paint big and try fun new colors and combinations that I usually am too chicken to try. I purposely fooled around with the background and my lack of planning there shows. Anyway, not to get too wordy...Just thought I'd start out showing you all this just for fun and laughs. Funny, I cant find anyone who wants this in their kitchen :D
11x14 acrylics on water color paper
sara

tbezesky
09-24-2004, 10:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/45988/tn_bell_peppers_24Sep04.jpg

I like your composition, nicely rendered too.

Maygoblin
09-26-2004, 09:44 AM
Right, count me in on this project. I've been incredibly busy these past few days, and I will start being busy again tomorrow, so I'll try my best to finish my painting tonight, otherwise I'll have to wait until next Saturday to continue and I would have lost all momentum already. I've done the yellow pepper only so far, and my background has been rendered a ghastly blue, so I have a lot of work ahead of me. If I don't finish, I'll post it up in the progress gallery so that I have something to show, at least. :D

Maygoblin
09-26-2004, 09:46 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg

These are by far the juciest looking peppers I've ever seen. Too bad they don't actually taste as good as they look. :rolleyes:

joa
09-26-2004, 08:35 PM
Just finished this. Entitled "Peppers" for some reason. Acrylics on canvas board, 18"x24'

rickymanchester
09-28-2004, 07:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg

Beautiful light, shade and high-lights Richard and you've got a really good tough feel to the skins, this will look great on the wall! Are the chillies next? :evil: :eek: .The heat will help with winter approaching! :D

Charlie's Mum: Thanks for your reply. They do look nice on the wall... if not a bit lonely. I have already started on some tomatoes from another reference picture... I was going to start a project for it but this one is still busy and I don't want to crowd the discussion boards!! :)

rickymanchester
09-28-2004, 07:45 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=39895

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/42857/tn_peppers2.jpg

These are by far the juciest looking peppers I've ever seen. Too bad they don't actually taste as good as they look. :rolleyes:

Maygoblin: You don't like Peppers!! Yellow ones are my favourite with their watery sweet goodness. :p

Also thanks for your kind words...

rickymanchester
09-28-2004, 07:48 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40138

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48631/tn_Peppers_in_Acrylic.JPG

Maygoblin: Your style is great... I am so envious! I would love to loosen up and still achieve great results like yours. With regards to your background I can't really offer any helpful advice as I left mine white! I think like you I found it difficult to pic one colour to best highlight three different coloured peppers. :wink2:

tbezesky
09-28-2004, 09:48 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40138

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48631/tn_Peppers_in_Acrylic.JPG

I like the feeling of light and the colors.
Nice painterly feel.
I like how the blue goes with the peppers.
When I don't know what to do with a background, I just put in a wash and experiment.

joa
09-28-2004, 02:03 PM
Why don't I have a thumbnail in this thread? I went to the projects page and uploaded my image there--so what happened? :confused: Jo

Charlie's Mum
09-28-2004, 04:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40138

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48631/tn_Peppers_in_Acrylic.JPG

I like these peppers and the rich colours and high-lights - good!
Re bk/gd - perhaps thinking, and arranging a suitable 'setting' would help;e.g., would they be on a plate?, chopping board?, marble surface?,wooden board?, tea-towel, nestling in a bowl? etc, etc. Does this help? :)

Charlie's Mum
09-28-2004, 04:37 PM
Why don't I have a thumbnail in this thread? I went to the projects page and uploaded my image there--so what happened? :confused: Jo
Jo, did you upload your image through the 'Browse Final Images Gallery' in the list at the bottom of the main Peppers project page?
When you click on the final entries link, it should take you to the upload window for project entries.....that way, it should place your work in the gallery with the others, from which anyone can view and comment.
Please give it another try! :D

joa
09-29-2004, 12:25 PM
Thanks, Maureen! it's in final entries now. :) Jo

Charlie's Mum
09-29-2004, 12:30 PM
Joa, glad that's sorted! :D

rickymanchester
09-29-2004, 05:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40235

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/20222/tn_pepper_painting_resize.jpg

Hi Joa... thanks for joining in this project. Your work is great! I love how reflective your Peppers are and the tight view you have of them... almost abstract.

Keep on doing what your doing.

Eileenjm
09-30-2004, 08:14 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40014

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/45988/tn_bell_peppers_24Sep04.jpg

Like Carol said these certainly do look chunky. Nice composition and colours.
Eileen.

Eileenjm
09-30-2004, 08:17 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40138

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48631/tn_Peppers_in_Acrylic.JPG

Nice loose style. Well done.
Eileen

Eileenjm
09-30-2004, 08:21 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40235

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/20222/tn_pepper_painting_resize.jpg

This is a very nice composition, love the colours.
Eileen

Maygoblin
09-30-2004, 08:58 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40250

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48307/tn_peppers1.jpg

Fantastic stuff Queen Bee!!! I love the contrast of the peppers, and I love the way the bakground was done.

Maygoblin
09-30-2004, 09:00 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40235

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/20222/tn_pepper_painting_resize.jpg

Ooh this is nice! :clap: No need to worry about the background eh, unlike the rest of us. :D

Maygoblin
09-30-2004, 09:09 AM
Thanks for the comment guys. I was kinda nervous about posting up my painting because it was more of a slap-and-dash style, but I'm glad people appreciate it.
I used to paint like a neat freak in school, but I was always reprimanded by my teachers for being too neat. And then one day after a long holiday without doing anything remotely artistic, I don't know what happened but my painting, sketching, drawing style just changed to become looser. It's like I was finally enlightened :evil:, and I haven't been able to revert to doing things neatly ever since.
Charlie's Mum, thanks for the advice. I think I might try the chopping board suggestion. :)

Eileenjm
09-30-2004, 09:36 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40250

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48307/tn_peppers1.jpg

Stunning work. :clap: :clap:

Eileen

Charlie's Mum
09-30-2004, 04:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40250

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48307/tn_peppers1.jpg

Very nice texture on these - lovely waxy skins! :)

joa
09-30-2004, 05:28 PM
:) Thanks, Ricky, Eileen, & Maygoblin for your very nice comments! And you are so right, MG, no background to worry about!

jbitzel
10-02-2004, 07:05 AM
Just signed up and looking forward to it. :wave:

joa
10-02-2004, 03:43 PM
How do I post a comment on here with "regarding this entry-----" on it. I would like to comment on several, but don't know how. Obviously it's different from regular posts. TIA

Jo

Queen Bee
10-02-2004, 06:01 PM
Maygoblin, Eileen, and Maureen, thanks for the kind comments on my piece. I really enjoyed doing it. I never have done still lifes. I did not think I would like them.

jbitzel
10-02-2004, 09:01 PM
here it is, what do you think? :wave:

tbezesky
10-02-2004, 10:26 PM
Nice colors! I like how blue is working with that.
I tried brown.

pastelist
10-03-2004, 12:30 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40340

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/16787/tn_Peppers.jpg

I created my Pepper Still Life in acrylics on a 9 x 12 panel.
I really enjoyed painting in acrylics again. Thanks for allowing me to participate in this project.
:clap:

Maygoblin
10-03-2004, 12:46 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40322

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/47846/tn_041002_small.jpg

Great job on this one! Your title made me laugh. :D

jbitzel
10-03-2004, 06:17 PM
I was so pleased with my last attempt that I did it again. This time with a photo by olika. Oh, I had a type o on my last project description it is actually midwest not north west, I am from Indiana. :wave:

ExpressiveAngie
10-03-2004, 06:22 PM
I finally signed up :rolleyes: --but I probably will not have anything to show for a coupla days okay? :)

ExpressiveAngie
10-03-2004, 06:23 PM
WOW James you sure can paint peppers! :clap:

tbezesky
10-04-2004, 11:06 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/47846/tn_041003_small.jpg

I like your composition. I hadn't thought of that. Nicely done too.

jbitzel
10-05-2004, 07:26 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40354

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/47846/tn_041003_small.jpg

I like your composition. I hadn't thought of that. Nicely done too.

Thank you, I really enjoyed this one. :wave:

Lady Carol
10-08-2004, 01:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40322

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/47846/tn_041002_small.jpg

This really is stunning. The colours are brilliant and the combination is eye catching. These make a great pair (other from above) for a kitchen.

Lady Carol
10-08-2004, 01:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40235

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/20222/tn_pepper_painting_resize.jpg

The texture is wonderful and the limited palette really works.

Lady Carol
10-08-2004, 01:39 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40138

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/48631/tn_Peppers_in_Acrylic.JPG

A solid colour for the background would work really well. Have a look at what canadienjames has done with his.

The peppers look great and you have achieved a really nice shine on them.

Lady Carol
10-08-2004, 01:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/16787/tn_Peppers.jpg

I am glad that you are enjoyng the acrylics again. It is a great medium and very forgiving, which I really like. That is a cool as in :cool: green you have there. How did you mix that?

ErthAnngel
10-09-2004, 12:08 AM
Well here is my first attempt at still life. I'd love any comments and critiques about what is and isn't working as far as shadows and highlights go. :confused:

PS- I have no clue how to link this to my project page. :confused: :cat:

ErthAnngel
10-09-2004, 12:10 AM

ErthAnngel
10-09-2004, 12:15 AM

Charlie's Mum
10-09-2004, 05:42 AM
[QUOTE=ErthAnngel...... I have no clue how to link this to my project page. :confused: :cat:[/QUOTE]

Hi ErthAnngel and welcome to Acrylics and the pepper project :wave:
Here's how to upload to the Project Galleries:

In the blue bar above, go to Content Area,
on the drop down menu, choose Art Project System,
Choose Browse Projects,
Choose Peppers in Acrylics.
On the L of the screen, choose Upload Final Images,
Fill in the form with the appropriate title, etc, when you submit this, all should be well!
Then everyone will see and comment, because quite often people browse the galleries for latest uploads.
Hope this helps :D

Lady Carol
10-09-2004, 10:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/50332/tn_Peppers.JPG

You have wonderful colours here and this makes a great contribution to the project. I really like the background stipes

ErthAnngel
10-09-2004, 02:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11381/tn_pep1b.jpg

Wow! This is superb. I love the scumbled colors for the table and wall. Can you explain more about how you acomplished that.

joa
10-09-2004, 03:30 PM
Carol, thank you for your kind words!

:)

Charlie's Mum
10-09-2004, 04:00 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/50332/tn_Peppers.JPG

You've made a good start here.
Probably the best advice is to learn to observe - shapes, shadows, colour changes, form...........
look, look and look again; the more you look the more you will see and you will then find colour in shadows and reflected colour on forms..........so many things!!!
Set yourslf tasks so that you can achieve success in one thing and build upon that.
Good luck and happy painting.....it will be nice to see more of your work, even with kitty's input!!!!! :D :wink2:

Charlie's Mum
10-09-2004, 04:05 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11381/tn_pep1b.jpg

Beautiful texture achieved - the waxy skins are very believable!
The reflected light on the yellow pepper glows - well done! and the background enhances the whole comp. :)

ErthAnngel
10-09-2004, 09:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/50332/tn_Peppers_2.JPG

Thank you for the comments on my first attempt.
This is a second attempt at the pepper project. This one was done on top of a "experiment page" where I had practiced blending. I used a thin line sharpie to draw the outlines for the shapes. Then I layered on the color with about a half a dozen washes. Everything is still a bit trasparent, but I kinda like the effect. :cat:

romell
10-09-2004, 11:26 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11381/tn_pep1b.jpg

Excellent piece of work, Tracy. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

jbitzel
10-10-2004, 08:34 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11381/tn_pep1b.jpg

I love the harmony of this! :wave:

tbezesky
10-10-2004, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the comments. I really enjoy working with acrylics, my new favorite. :wave:

ErthAnngel- I included a close up. No scrumbling, I use glazing, and start with mid-range base colors underneath.

Charlie's Mum
10-10-2004, 04:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/50332/tn_Peppers_2.JPG

What an original concept this one is! I rather like the see-thru' peppers and that bk/gd is much stronger!

uncertainid
10-10-2004, 09:01 PM
Hi again everyone. After a couple of weeks of craziness I was finally able to get back to this today and finish it up. Any comments or critiques would be most welcome and helpful. I built up thin layers working back and forth until it felt "right". It is acrylic on canvas 5x7".
sara

artist forever
10-11-2004, 02:19 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

One very well composed painting :clap: I'm feeling inspired to take camera with me to produce aisle next time I go to the grocery store :) bottom half of the painting is my favorite, I like how the curves of the bell peppers aren't maybe 100% what they looked like in real life that they may be exageratted some gives painting that mexican master painter flavor (I studied goya a lot in college :) well done :clap:

artist forever
10-11-2004, 02:25 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/11811/tn_capsicums2.JPG

One very well composed painting :clap: I'm feeling inspired to take camera with me to produce aisle next time I go to the grocery store :) bottom half of the painting is my favorite, I like how the curves of the bell peppers aren't maybe 100% what they looked like in real life that they may be exageratted some gives painting that mexican master painter flavor (I studied goya a lot in college :) well done :clap:

Black Pearl
10-11-2004, 02:38 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/40366/tn_pepper_trio.jpg

Sara, well done. I see you conquered the green pepper.
I especially like your use of the printed background.

jbitzel
10-11-2004, 12:43 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/47846/tn_041002_small.jpg

Just wanted to let everybody know that. I just sold my first painting!!!! This is it I sold it for $20 but hey it will add to my collection of paint tubes quite nicely. I am very excited... the best $20 I earned since I was 5 years old. :D

uncertainid
10-11-2004, 02:10 PM
Black Pearl,
Thank you. You are too kind. I see you conquered the green pepper Does that mean that I'm not the only one who wanted to delete it from the refrence photo? :D
I thought the printed background would be kind of interesting and help me get past that :evil: BLANK CANVAS :evil: . LOL I was pleased to see that it did peek through the glazes of paint. It adds a dimension I didn't expect.
CandienJames: That's wonderful news! Nothing seems to affirm one more as an artist than when someone is willing to plunk down some cold hard cash for one's efforts. Keep up the good work!
sara

tbezesky
10-11-2004, 05:34 PM
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Just wanted to let everybody know that. I just sold my first painting!!!! This is it I sold it for $20 but hey it will add to my collection of paint tubes quite nicely. I am very excited... the best $20 I earned since I was 5 years old. :D

Congratulations! :clap:

Charlie's Mum
10-11-2004, 06:07 PM
Just wanted to let everybody know that. I just sold my first painting!!!! This is it I sold it for $20 but hey it will add to my collection of paint tubes quite nicely. I am very excited... the best $20 I earned since I was 5 years old. :D

Well done James - nice feeling yeh? :clap: :clap:

jbitzel
10-13-2004, 07:59 AM
This definately was fun. I mailed it off yesterday. :wave: James

marshallgh
10-01-2005, 11:07 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/34131/tn_finishedACRLYpeppers.jpg

Hurray! At last I'm finished!
Let me know what you all think.
Regards,
Terry :wave: :wave: :wave:

Leslie Pz
10-03-2005, 10:50 PM
Excellent Terry! I have to admit, your post on the regular forum motivated me to join the project. And to think you weren't done and still had this beauty up your sleeve! Congrats! You should be proud of the painterly feel it has. Your yellow pepper, no your red, gosh your green -- heck, they all glow with such warmth!
:clap: :clap: :clap:
-Les

bullyluvver
10-03-2005, 11:02 PM
Simply.....beautiful!

Gail

wlslady
10-04-2005, 12:07 AM
In re: to painting by marshallgh

I really like your painting.It inspires me to try. I am a newbie here and this is my first post. I saw your painting and just had to comment. I liked how you have them on what appears to be a stone counter and the detail and color of the piece. I just joined this and decided to try my hand at it. All the paintings done are really great, but yours made me come out of hiding to post.

Leslie Pz
10-04-2005, 09:16 AM
In re: to painting by marshallgh

I really like your painting.It inspires me to try...
See! Told ya so!!! LOL!

Leslie Pz
10-04-2005, 09:36 AM
Okay, I uploaded my first (7x5" -- forgot to mention that, on the upload).

Thinking about doing another, this time larger and gallery wrapped because this painting was so much fun!!! :clap:
-Les

marshallgh
10-04-2005, 11:10 AM
Leslie, Gail, and Alyssa,

Thank you so much for you kind comments about my painting. Other artists like yourselves are what make wetcanas such a great and wonderful place! We all learn from each other and provide inspiration and motivation when it is needed.

Alyssa...when I first came to wetcanvas I was inspired by wetcanvas member Dyin in the oil pastel forum. Sue (Dyin) is just one of the many many artists on this site that provide inspiration and guidance. If the whole world was made up of wetcanvas members it would be beautiful thing! I hope that my painting and others paintings on this project will prompt you to post one of your own. What makes art such a great thing is that each artist's interpretation is unique. The beautiful works found in this project are only one example of many on WC. I am looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this "acrylic peppers" project! Like I said it is the perfect project for "getting your feet wet" with acrylic painting and wetcanas!

Leslie,
What can I say. Your reverse image/macro crop is OUTSTANDING. I especially like how you presented your final image in the frame. It looks absolutely GREAT! One of my favorite teachers (thru books and video) is Helen Van Wyk. She says, "paint simple things". Simple objects teach us so much, and the viewers of the art piece can really relate to images like the "acrylic peppers" project. I am looking forward to see what you do with the gallery wrap canvas, but it will be hard to beat the one you just posted!

Cheers,
Terry :D

marshallgh
10-04-2005, 11:24 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/16754/tn_3peppers-frm.jpg

Leslie,
Kudos!
The colors are amazing. And the reverse/macro crop! And the blending looks just GREAT on my monitor. And... it looks GREAT framed.

As per the directions on my bottle of solvar, I put a top coat of gloss acrylic medium over my painting and allowed it to dry for three days. I will be applying the soluvar tonite. By placing the top coat of gloss medium, my painting seemed to take on a whole new glow! Maybe the soluvar will add even another dimension. I will let you all know.

The reason I mention this is, I would like to know if you follow this procedure with your finished pieces?

After my soluvar dries I will take another pic to post. I got this amazing frame at target on clearance for 13$. It must be 4inches wide. It is simple so it only adds focus to the painting.

Again, I'm looking forward to your next "acrylic peppers" painting. But then again you are sooooo fast you already probably have it finished!

Regards,
Terry

Charlie's Mum
10-04-2005, 12:37 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/16754/tn_3peppers-frm.jpg

Oh Les! What a pity we can't see this in more detail - I'm sure the glazes and textures are quite beautiful - no reason to believe this will be any less than your usual standard!
I like the flip of the image too.
Is this another small format painting? looks about 5x7"?

Incidentally, for anyone looking in at this re-activated project, it was Ricky's statement that hardly any Acrylics projects were on offer that led to the creation of the Monthly Acrylics Projects! :)

Leslie Pz
10-04-2005, 06:38 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/16754/tn_3peppers-frm.jpg

Thank you everyone! Bought the gallery wrapped canvas and am going to start the sketch, tonight. Tomorrow's the busiest day of the week; hoping there will be time to put that first layer!

Eager to see more entries!!! Always have a good time with the projects and all the wonderful works of art!
-Les

marshallgh
10-05-2005, 04:24 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/68897/tn_grn_pepper.JPG

Alyssa,
Your painting is not bad. You can make it much richer by putting one glaze on top of the other. Don't put your brightest highlites on til the last step.
Go back and browse my progress images for my painting.

For example:
on my green pepper, the shadow (dark) areas of the pepper I underpainted with red. Why did I do that? Because when I use subsequent glazes (made of phthalo green and a glazing medium....which is like elmers glue....goes on milky but dries clear), the red shows thru the TRANSPARENT glazes of green that are on top and neutralizes the green (i.e. makes it look darker). What you also have to know is that with each successive layer of glaze (ie glaze medium and paint), the image will get darker and darker. The only way to lighten it up is to use an opague pigment on top and then glaze over that again with a transparent glaze. This is what people are talking about when they say "I went back and forth". But why did I use red on the green pepper??? Because red is the compliment of green (opposite of green on the color wheel). When you mix complimentary colors they neutralize one another. This is true whether you mix the two on your pallette or by layering one glaze on top of another.

You can't tell too well in my progress pic of the yellow pepper, but I used a very light glaze of purple on the shadow areas of the yellow pepper. Again, I used purple because it is the compliment of yellow. When you layer in colored pencil you are doing the same thing except they call it layering instead of glazing.

Say you wanted to make the bottom part of your green pepper much darker because it is in shadow (close to the table top) you could put a lite glaze of a transparent red and blend it out. Paint the top where the light hits with a mix of a semitransparent yellow mixed with a green and a little white to make a vivid lime green. Let these dry. then layer on thin transparent glazes of thalo green (for example). In the darker areas (creases or concave areas) you can also add in some thalo blue (just a miniscule dot) into the thalo green glaze and blend it out. Once you are satisfied with how it looks by going "back and forth" you can then put on your bright highlites.

I used zinc white in the area of the highlite. I use that because zinc white is somewhat transparent. Then after that is dry I use titanium white (or white gesso) to put on the brightest highlite. I also usually mix in a little (tiny tiny amount) of cobalt blue so that it isn't too too white, but it still "reads" as bright white since it surrounded by a hazing zinc white that is just a fraction darker in value.

Again,
go back to my progress images to see how I did it.

Hope this helps. I know it can be frustrating. Also I think there is a classroom project this month for glazing and blending.

Post another image after you give it a shot. The subsequent glazes all dry rather quickly so it doesn't take much time at all.

Remember it only a little picture made with a little paint and paper (or canvas). Give it a go, I was amazed when I tried it out for myself. Also remember this technique works for most of the mediums (eg oil, watercolor, acrylic, CP...anything where you can make a transparent layer on top of another layer!).

Looking forward to your next post!

Terry :wave:

PS also look closely at my final image and you can see how I used some green on the yellow pepper on the right hand side. This is because some of the green pepper is reflected onto the yellow pepper. I could have exaggerated this more but I did not. Also notice the left and top of red pepper...there is no defined sharp edge...it sort of blends into the background. Lost and found edges are yet another story. Found edges bring images to the forfront and lost edges receed. They add visual interest and depth.

wlslady
10-05-2005, 04:37 PM
marshallgh,

Thank you for all the great tips. I will try again I have to go out and get some glaze first. I saw the classroom project on glazing and blending and already joined. Looking forward to learning a lot here. Will try to get my new attempts posted tomorrow, going to check out your progress pics now.
Thanks again or all the advice it really helps.

marshallgh
10-05-2005, 06:27 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/completed/34131/tn_CROPPEDfinishedACRYLpeppersFRAMED.JPG

Varnished and framed. Much greater depth with the soluvar!
Thanks for looking! :clap: :wave:

Leslie Pz
10-05-2005, 08:38 PM
To single out some of the recent entries would be to hard. All have such individual qualities to them so different but equally as artistic!!!

This had been an excellent project; the start date (and I almost dropped my jaw when I saw the date) shows how wonderful the project is!!!!
-Les

wlslady
10-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Ref to -->http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50455

Ok I applied the glazing and now feel my pepper looks much better. I still have a ways to go. Thank you for all the tips due to them I feel I will do much better in the glazing and layering class. :p

wlslady
10-06-2005, 01:39 AM
In ref to -->http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50449

I like your first try at painting Jessica. If you follow the tips that Terry gave me you will see a big difference in how your pepper looks. Good job keep up the practice I'll see you in class. :D :wave:

wlslady
10-06-2005, 02:01 AM
In ref to: -->http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=50451

Terry I just love the finished project. That will look great in any kitchen.
Thank you for all your help and a round of applause to all the great painting done here. Hope to see you all in another project soon. :)

marshallgh
10-06-2005, 08:03 AM
Alyssa and Jessica,
A mother-daughter painting team! What a great artists support system!! :clap: :clap: Are your paintings on paper? The cast shadow has a watercolor look/feel to it. It is a nice contrast with the green of the pepper. Also, what are the sizes of your paintings?
When you do this glazing thing, you both will get better and better with each piece that you do. I will also see you in the classroom. I am looking forward to it also. I have learned so much from other artists here on WC! A GREAT community of artists helping artists.
Remember...the most important thing in painting is "value" (meaning light and dark....not $). If you think your painting doesn't look right, convert your picture file (jpeg) to a grayscale. If there is a problem this will show you where the problem is. Color is only secondary to "value". A computer can be a wonderful tool for helping us with our art.
Hope to see a lot more of your work here!
Cheers,
Terry :wave:

wlslady
10-06-2005, 11:30 AM
Terry,
Yes we have done them on sketch paper that is 8.5" x 11". I'm going out today to pick up a few supplys including acrylic paper pad 8x12, canvas, and artist quality acrylics as we have been using my craft acrylics to do this with. As we progress we want to do some of our paintings on wood backgrounds. An idea I came up with for christmas gifts. Thanks for the greyscale tip I'll remember that for my next painting. Looking forward to seeing you in the Oct. classroom.

Leslie Pz
10-08-2005, 08:56 AM
Having trouble uploading a WIP of the latest Pepper piece... is anyone else having any trouble?

Thanks!
-Les

Charlie's Mum
10-08-2005, 10:02 AM
Les - I think we're all having this uploading problem - plenty of others have reported it in Site Discussions. ..... including me!

Leslie Pz
10-08-2005, 12:41 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/progress/16754/tn_prim-yel-gw-wip.jpg

TaDa! It uploaded!!! This is a WIP of "Primary Yellow".

This is a WIP of the 11x14, gallery wrapped canvas. Really is fun to do gallery! :clap: Hard to remember to paint the sides!

Hope you like. When the weather clears up, I will take pics of the finished piece; hoping to have it completed today. Thanks for looking!
-Les

wlslady
10-08-2005, 03:47 PM
Leslie,

Your peppers are terrific! I really like the detail you put into it they really look real.

marshallgh
10-08-2005, 06:17 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/742/progress/16754/tn_prim-yel-gw-wip.jpg

Leslie,
The latest painting looks great! I can't wait to see the picture of the painting where I can see the sides of the gallery wrap. I have never painted one of those. I think they look great. It really gives a super finish to a beautiful painting on the front. Your colors are superb. I especially like the highlite on the green pepper and the stem detail on the yellow pepper. The warm color in the cast shadow on the yellow pepper is superb!!!
Thanks for sharing this update with all of us. :clap:
Do you do a lot of glaze layers for your technique?
Cheers,
Terry

Leslie Pz
10-08-2005, 09:01 PM
Thank you Terry! And thank you for giving me the inspiration, with your well done piece!
-Lse

Leslie Pz
10-08-2005, 10:15 PM
Oh sorry, I neglected to answer your question... I paint in many layers, thinned with just water. Start my painting, much like you; with an underpainting of yellow, first (although, not always).

Thanks for asking!
-Les

marshallgh
10-18-2005, 04:08 PM
Leslie,
I took a Saturday workshop this past August with a local artist...Christine Swann. Your technique must similar to her's. She always starts with an underpainting in yellow. She says that she paints the light first. I learned a great deal from her in that one day. An excellent artist and excellent teacher....a nice combo! This is a link to her website:

http://www.swannportraits.com/Main.html

Did you ever try glazing compound instead of water? The glazing compound seems to make the pigments glisten more. I showed my painting to a friend and they couldn't believe it was done with acrylics. I told them it was the glazing medium I used.

Cheers,
Terry

Leslie Pz
10-18-2005, 06:34 PM
I've tried mediums, with decorative painting but find water is the easiest and always on hand.

Sometimes I underpaint and sometilmes I do not... depends on my mood. The "under" color depends on the overall tone of the painting. Since yellow was such a common color in all three peppers, I thought it was a good color with which to start. =)!

Thanks for the link! Checked it out and you are right, VERY impressive work! Must havve been fun to watch her work!
-Les