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Penny220
10-16-2004, 11:05 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Autumn
Project Leader: Penny220
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Itís autumn, a truly inspirational time of year. The colors, the sights, the sounds, the smells, the festivities. This project is simple and open to everyone of all levels and media. Simply use autumn as your inspiration and enjoy the season.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=766)

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.

lisilk
10-17-2004, 05:43 AM
Count me in. I need the inspiration. :wink2:

Li

Gudrun
10-17-2004, 06:52 AM
Count me in. I need the inspiration. :wink2:

Li


Li if you are in than WE all will have inspiration, you are always goo for great ideas and artwork :clap: :clap:

Mary Woodul
10-17-2004, 11:09 AM
Count me in also, maybe this will unblock me, to start something different.

lisilk
10-17-2004, 07:11 PM
Li if you are in than WE all will have inspiration, you are always goo for great ideas and artwork :clap: :clap:

That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a long time. Thank you Gudrun :angel: ..... and right back at you !

Will start working on this after I send my hubby off to the airport tomorrow.

Li

Penny220
10-18-2004, 08:12 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/completed/13186/tn_early_fall_snow.jpg

Great job on the colors Alan, you covered the entire spectrum without getting mud, the woods look ablaze.

lisilk
10-18-2004, 08:19 AM
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Hi Alan

Wow, has your style ever evolved ! You are just getting better....if that is possible. This is so much more saturated and crisper in detail. It's beautiful ! Great contrasts, very dynamic. Nice to see you over in our humble forum again. Did you use friskette ( sp ? ) on those trees and waterfall ? What ever you did works.

Li

P.S. No, I never did fall in love with watercolors ! LOL.

Pilan
10-18-2004, 01:39 PM
I'm in. Suggestions, go through your yard or local park or neigborhood and collect leaves of all types.

You can take these leaves and press them for a day or two, or glue them onto a sheet of wc paper or gesso cardboard. Then go around them with fall colors ie. orange, yellow, red, rust etc. pop them out with a various shades of fall colors that show in the leaves. Then, take gel medium and brush over this collage. I did this last year and it turned out beautiful and here is a picture.

I could have used tissue paper over these leaves. Matter of fact, I think I did.
P

Pilan
10-18-2004, 01:49 PM
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yes, I definately agree with llis. Your a fantastic painter anyway :clap: .

Remember me and those little ditties I painted :D .

P

Penny220
10-18-2004, 02:33 PM
I'm in. Suggestions, go through your yard or local park or neigborhood and collect leaves of all types.

You can take these leaves and press them for a day or two, or glue them onto a sheet of wc paper or gesso cardboard. Then go around them with fall colors ie. orange, yellow, red, rust etc. pop them out with a various shades of fall colors that show in the leaves. Then, take gel medium and brush over this collage. I did this last year and it turned out beautiful and here is a picture.

I could have used tissue paper over these leaves. Matter of fact, I think I did.
P

Great advice. I started just this last night. Here is what I have found. It was raining when I collected the leaves, this is good because we are past peak here so the leaves were not brittle being saturated with water. Over night though they dried and curled so I stuck them in a pan of water to keep them soft until I can press them and use them on my canvas. Not pressing them before I stick them on the canvas is hit and miss as some lay down as nice as can be and others will curl up no matter what you do. I'll get the iron and wax paper out tonight and start pressing. I'm thinking about trying to peal up what I started last night. I don't mind the texture but I don't want them to rip either.

Penny220
10-18-2004, 02:58 PM
Advice and suggestions needed. Like I said I started by putting the leaves on the canvas but since they weren't all flat enough I decided to remove them and start over. I took a spatula and scraped off everything I could. What I am left with is quite interesting. I used clear acrylic medium to do this, so now I have leaf inprints in the canvas with flakes of colors throughout the canvas where some parts of leaves stuck and won't come out. This is interesting in and of itself and I'm not sure if I should continue what I was going to do (I loved the colors and textures) or improve upon this accidental art and if I keep what I have and go from there, what direction should I take with this? I'd show a picture but like I said, I worked with clear acrylic medium and it's not going to show up in a pic.

lisilk
10-18-2004, 04:04 PM
Pilan- I love your colors and textures. Very pretty. Can you upload it to the gallery so others can comments on it easier ?

Penny- Hard to comment without see what you are working on. Can we have a peek ?

I hope to start working on mine the next few days.

Li

busy91
10-18-2004, 04:44 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/completed/13186/tn_early_fall_snow.jpg

Wow Alan, that is awesome, it doesn't look like watercolor on the bottom. I love the way you worked the foliage and the branches stand out. Great job.

Mary Woodul
10-18-2004, 04:50 PM
Alan, that is a gorgeous painting. I love the shadows of the trees on the ground and the red behind the trees. It is a beautiful painting.

Pilan, yours is absolutely autumn. Those colors are so beautiful and the composition of the whole piece is very relaxing and warm.

Penny are you saying you peeled some off and the imprint was left? I don't think it would matter if some came off and some didn't even if part of the leaf is there. You can either paint it in or leave it as is. You might find that it gives the painting an interesting effect.

I will start mine tomorrow.

Penny220
10-18-2004, 11:32 PM
What the canvas looks like now. It's REALLY hard to photograph, I did my best.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2004/31562-P1010004.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2004/31562-P1010009.JPG

lisilk
10-18-2004, 11:41 PM
I kind of like it the way it is ! LOL. I can see some lettering, maybe some drip painting, some contrasting colors to those natural reds, hand made papers, all sorts of possiblities. Bring it over and we'll experiment ! :wink2:

Great beginning Penny.

Li

I finally have an idea of how I want to srat, a bit od construction to do. :D

Penny220
10-18-2004, 11:54 PM
Bring it over and we'll experiment ! :wink2:

Somehow I knew you would say that. Red + orange + texture = Li drooling :D

Mary Woodul
10-19-2004, 12:01 AM
I love the way it is looking!!!

Penny220
10-19-2004, 09:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/progress/31562/tn_P1010009.JPG

Canvas is still wet. Tomorrow I will fix what needs fixing and add another coat of gel. I will look pretty much the same for awhile as this needs some serious dry time.

lisilk
10-19-2004, 09:43 PM
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Why thank you snookums.LOL ! Right back 'cha baby ! :p Do you need my address ? :D

You already know what I am going to say....blah blah...love the texture...love the colors...blah.... want to touch....blah blah.

Lookin' good Penny ! :clap:

I had a cosmic breakthrough last night. ( 3 paintings in a dream, clear as day. ) Mine is going to take a while. It's going to be 3-D.

Li

Penny220
10-19-2004, 09:50 PM
Do you need my address ? :D

Let's see how you like it when I am done. I bought gold paint today. ;)


I had a cosmic breakthrough last night. ( 3 paintings in a dream, clear as day. ) Li

WAY COOL! I want whatever you had to cause that. Dunkin Donuts Coffee Cake muffins work quite well but it's the recreation that's tough.


Mine is going to take a while. It's going to be 3-D.

Can't wait!

Mary Woodul
10-20-2004, 08:06 AM
Penny that sure is looking good. I love the colors and the texture is sharp.

Li, I also want a little of your cosmic breakthrough.

I will start mine today, I've been drownded with delated housework this week. :mad:

Penny220
10-20-2004, 08:48 AM
Mary,
You can have a clean house or live a full life but unless you have a maid you cannot do both. I opt for the dirty house and full life :D Of course, mine at the moment is a bit over the top from where I would like it. I try to find my floors and counters once a week. ;) How bad am I?

Mary Woodul
10-20-2004, 01:29 PM
Hahaha, Penny, I'm finding that out, I'll just have to forget the house, I had a maid, (you can still have them down here), but she got pregnant, never told me and I didn't notice until she was seven months. Good thing I only have my grandchildren on Fridays and that I get up at 5:20 :eek:

Penny220
10-20-2004, 01:49 PM
I want a maid, I just can't afford one. I tried to hire my neighbors daughter but that didn't work. Lack of motivation on her part :(

Penny220
10-20-2004, 11:04 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/progress/17813/tn_Japanesemaple.jpg

Oh how pretty Li. When ever you wish to trade dreams let me know OK, yours is sarene.

Gudrun
10-20-2004, 11:51 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/completed/31562/tn_leaves.JPG

It's a great one, can you explain more about it, materials, how did you do this?

lisilk
10-20-2004, 11:53 PM
Thanks Penny. Can't sneak anything by you ! :p

I hope to get into town tomorrow if the weather co-operates, for some materials ( bamboo in Bishop ? Good luck with that Li ! ) I may end up having to papier mache ( sp? ) dowels into bamboo , then make Japanese maple leaves out of copper.

We'll see. :wink2: I may be way over my head here. The dream didn't give me directions !

Li

lisilk
10-20-2004, 11:57 PM
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Penny, try photographing it outside but in the shade.

Coming along beautifully. What are the round thingy's ?

Black Pearl
10-21-2004, 03:33 AM
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:wave: Hi, I'm just visiting from the ATC project and your lovely, very unique work caught my eye. It reminded me of book I once read by Elizabeth Goudge, which depicted a Utopia being made in Tir-na-nOz, the land of heart's desire. (old scottish speak) This image so perfectly reflects her writing I thought.

Black Pearl
10-21-2004, 03:42 AM
I'm in. Suggestions, go through your yard or local park or neigborhood and collect leaves of all types.

You can take these leaves and press them for a day or two, or glue them onto a sheet of wc paper or gesso cardboard. Then go around them with fall colors ie. orange, yellow, red, rust etc. pop them out with a various shades of fall colors that show in the leaves. Then, take gel medium and brush over this collage. I did this last year and it turned out beautiful and here is a picture.

I could have used tissue paper over these leaves. Matter of fact, I think I did.
P

Pilan, I LOVE your example. If I wasn't on this side of the world and in the middle of a gorgeous spring, I'd ask to join this project. Darn it. Black Pearl.

lisilk
10-21-2004, 04:13 AM
Pilan, I LOVE your example. If I wasn't on this side of the world and in the middle of a gorgeous spring, I'd ask to join this project. Darn it. Black Pearl.

It may be spring where you live but you still have your imagination ! Join us anyway.

Li

Penny220
10-21-2004, 08:09 AM
Thanks everyone,
To answer Gudrun's question, I used leaves for the base. I glued them down using Golden's gel. I then painted wheat gold and the little round things are from a money tree painted gold. I named it Utopia because, it's vibrant and interesting yet warm and simple. I will photograph it outside when I can, it's been raining the last few days making it impossible so far.

Black Pearl, you are more than welcome to join in! The project is autumn but who said it had to be autumn where you live. :cat: If you would rather wait, the project is not set to expire.

Mary Woodul
10-21-2004, 03:53 PM
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Penny this is luscious. I just love the texture in it and those burnt reds are my favorite. I'll post a WIP of mine tomorrow, hopefully. :D

Penny220
10-21-2004, 09:47 PM
Thanks Mary, as soon as it stops raining I will try to take a better pic and maybe a closeup. I used Li's fingers as my guide so it has LOTS of texture and warmth :D

lisilk
10-22-2004, 12:04 AM
I used Li's fingers as my guide so it has LOTS of texture and warmth :D ...That explains why I was all thumbs today ! :D :p :D

Went on a scavenger hunt today and found what I was looking for so I should have layer 2 posted by morning.

Okay...where are the rest of the participants ???

Li

lisilk
10-23-2004, 05:49 PM
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Step 2

Penny220
10-23-2004, 05:53 PM
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One word, esoteric. Is that the paints that gives the bamboo the look or is that how you painted it? They almost look like glass.

lisilk
10-23-2004, 06:11 PM
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One word, esoteric. Is that the paints that gives the bamboo the look or is that how you painted it? They almost look like glass.

I painted the bamboo with washes of fluid ( transparent) acrylics ( after sanding ) then with about 4 layers of matt acrylic varnish. Now for the Fall part...hmmm. Need copper. :rolleyes:

Thanks for commenting !

Li

Mary Woodul
10-23-2004, 07:22 PM
Li, that is so, so beautiful and esoteric as Penny says, and exotic. The shine in it is incredible. I can't wait to see the fall part, it is so beautiful as it is. I'm sorry I wasn't around yesteday and this morning, but my husband fell and fractured his shoulder yesterday. They were talking about surgery to replace the top arm bone that goes into the shoulder socket but it looks like they won't have to after all. Tomorrow will be and easier day and I will post my progress image. Se ya'll, Mary

Penny220
10-23-2004, 11:42 PM
Mary, I hope all is well. Our thoughts are with you.

Li, did you say copper? yummmmmm

nowaihed
10-24-2004, 06:35 PM
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I don't have the words in English to say all I would like to say about this painting.... The raised work of the texture looks fabulous, the combination of the colors, the leaves, fantastic!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40863

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/completed/13186/tn_early_fall_snow.jpg
I love this watercolor painting! The snow, the water and the colors of autumn are harmonical and make a special painting!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41045

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/progress/17813/tn_JapaneseM3.jpg

I love the combination of the greens, early autumn. It's a very good painting.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

leojacko
10-26-2004, 02:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/progress/27068/tn_Leaves5.jpg

Here's my contribution to the project so far, the Autumn colours are really starting to show now.

This is a direct leaf scan, done last year. Will be out on the scavenger thing later this week. :D

Nina

lisilk
10-26-2004, 03:17 AM
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What great colors Nina. I miss that, we go straight from summer to freezing. LOL. Pretty.

Li

Thank you mary, Penny and Nowaihed for your nice comments.

Penny220
10-26-2004, 08:37 AM
leaves are so beautiful aren't they? I've been past peek for a couple of weeks now and with the rain most of the trees are bare. :( Enjoy them, they don't last long.

Pilan
10-26-2004, 11:58 AM
How about I send you some leaves :D . It is raining here today but will collect some, dry and send them in wax paper to keep them pressed. Then, would you join this project?? I am working on mine today. It could be considered finished but want to add more. I will upload it soon.
:wave:


Pilan, I LOVE your example. If I wasn't on this side of the world and in the middle of a gorgeous spring, I'd ask to join this project. Darn it. Black Pearl.

Pilan
10-26-2004, 12:01 PM
I don't know how you get all the little images to show up but, yes these are beautiful. The colors are all my favorites. I love fall. It is a wonderful time of the year. :clap:

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/completed/31562/tn_leaves.JPG

I don't have the words in English to say all I would like to say about this painting.... The raised work of the texture looks fabulous, the combination of the colors, the leaves, fantastic!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40863

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/completed/13186/tn_early_fall_snow.jpg
I love this watercolor painting! The snow, the water and the colors of autumn are harmonical and make a special painting!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41045

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/766/progress/17813/tn_JapaneseM3.jpg

I love the combination of the greens, early autumn. It's a very good painting.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny220
10-26-2004, 12:07 PM
Thank you,

To view a larger image of these click on the link below where it says Regarding this entry --> and it will open the image in a new window.

Looking forward to seeing your entry.

nowaihed
10-26-2004, 07:42 PM
I don't know how you get all the little images to show up but, yes these are beautiful. The colors are all my favorites. I love fall. It is a wonderful time of the year. :clap:
I saw them big, I did what Penny says. I also love fall, here in Mexico, specially here where I live it's a wonderful time, it's not cold, not hot, it doesn't rain as much as in summer, and the leaves of the trees, change their colors, as we see in the pictures, Veracruz is a wonderful state, specially for artists and photographers. Hope some day you come down here. :wave:

Cntrymouse
10-26-2004, 11:27 PM
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WOW!! I really like the effect you achieved with the tissue paper and rust flakes! I am familiar with doing similar things with watercolor but never considered oils! What did you use for a backing? The painting rocks! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mary Woodul
10-26-2004, 11:49 PM
Thank you countrymouse for your nice words, The backing is canvas panel and the background is the tissue paper. I used a lot of staining with oil color. The rust flakes are the trunk of the tree. I'm glad you liked it.

Pilan
10-27-2004, 12:10 AM
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pretty awesome!!!! :clap:

Penny220
10-27-2004, 12:45 AM
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Mary, this is fantastic. I would have never thought of mixing oil and tissue paper. I'm so bad, I have your aluminum flakes ready to send you, It slipped my mind for awhile but I did get as far as getting an envelope for them. Forgive me, I will try to get them out to you this week. It's probably more important to me than it is to you because I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.

nowaihed
10-27-2004, 12:55 AM
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It surely does look spooky, specially after hours and hours of reading ghost stories, that are very, very good! I like the colors and your painting a lot!!!!! It surley is a Halloween's :clap: :clap: :clap:
Ghost stories http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=137275

lisilk
10-27-2004, 02:10 AM
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My jaw is dropping. This is STUNNING Mary ! :clap: :clap: :clap: I know you mentioned before but how are you attching the rust flakes ? ( I'll have to dig through your old posts.)

Gorgeous !

Li

Jakeally
10-27-2004, 10:13 AM
Hi Folks

Just moved this thread into into the Project Discussions sub forum where it belongs.
Here is a link to the sub-forum (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=113) for those who have trouble finding it at the top of the main Mixed Media forum page.

Mary Woodul
10-27-2004, 02:00 PM
Thank you Pilan!!! :D

Penny thank you, don't worry, you have a lot on your hands and I just hope that whatever I come up with, will be artistic, I am dying to get my hands on that.

Nowaihed, thank you for the ghost stories, I'll go to that site and read them next to my painting. :eek:

Thank you Li, the rust flakes don't weigh much and in fact are powdery so I just stuck them on with white craft glue, quite a bit of it and then went over the flakes with more and they are really stuck on.

Hi, Chris, nice to see you back!!!

Jakeally
10-27-2004, 02:05 PM
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Lordy Lordy... this is just stunning Mary. I love it to bits :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mary Woodul
10-27-2004, 03:40 PM
Thank you, Chris :D

nowaihed
10-29-2004, 08:41 PM
Nowaihed, thank you for the ghost stories, I'll go to that site and read them next to my painting. :eek:


Mary, next Sunday is Halloween, so before going treat or trick, read some stories. I suppose your painting is ready to hear them! :wink2:

myorca
10-30-2004, 08:27 PM
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Hi Penny,

I love this! The glare actually makes this look like fallen leaves floating above and covering the bottom of a fast moving creek. Nice job!!

Bob

Penny220
10-30-2004, 08:28 PM
Thanks Bob

lisilk
11-03-2004, 07:16 AM
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Very nice photo Magikmuse. :clap: I like the lost colors in the water.

Li

lisilk
11-03-2004, 07:21 AM
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Kathleen, this is coming alomg beautifully. Those bg trees have wonderful depth. Can't wait to see it finished ! What is the medium(s) ?

Li

Penny220
11-03-2004, 07:50 AM
Magikmuse, nice picture. Good depth.

Kathleen, I want to walk through the gate. It's seems magical. :cat:

Penny220
11-03-2004, 07:53 AM
OK Li, we left you alone all weekend but it's Wednesday now and I want an update on yours. :D

lisilk
11-10-2004, 01:27 AM
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My new one. Sorry Penny, had to put the other one on hold, waiting for some materials.

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Detail of above.

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Very pretty Joy esp. for someone new to acrylics. Reminds me of new England.

Li

Penny220
11-10-2004, 07:17 AM
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You did a wonderful job. Like Li said, it reminds me of New England. A covered bridge scene would be at home next to this.

Penny220
11-10-2004, 07:20 AM
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Ah Li, it's like a garden path, only the viewer knows where it leads. I love the dimension of this.

Mary Woodul
11-10-2004, 01:30 PM
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This is gorgeous Li, I'm facinated with the way you handle so many materials and make it all look so light and delightful.

Mary Woodul
11-10-2004, 01:33 PM
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This is so beautiful. It is incredible how nature always has the perfect composition but it needs a good eye to see it and interpret it. I love it!!!

lisilk
11-10-2004, 10:41 PM
Thank you Penny and Mary for your knind remarks. :cat:

Li

nowaihed
11-12-2004, 10:38 PM
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It's delightful! I can feel the fresh of the trees, no doubt that you have the colors of autumn and you make the spectator feel your in the painting. :wave:

Pilan
11-15-2004, 09:00 PM
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Well fellow participants. This is about as good as I am going to get on the fall project. I enjoyed doing this one little leaf!

It is a ATC 2 1/2 x3 1/2
P

Penny220
11-15-2004, 09:12 PM
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This is really interesting, can you take a picture from farther away. I'm trying to figure out all of your textures and put them in perspective. It almost looks like you have leaves molded in there. Brilliant colors and great texture no matter how you rendered it but ya go me guessing LOL

T.U.C.
11-19-2004, 07:46 AM
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What I can make out in the pic, it looks really cool and interresting (like the textures especially), but you're right about the glare killing you. As a professional, self-employed woodworker and woodturner, I have to photograph my pieces all the time, and frequently they have a high gloss finish. Even low gloss pieces can show "hotspots" (aka bright highlights).

To deal with the glare issue, turn your flash off and photograph it using ambient light. The trick to that part is getting enough light in the room without creating hotspots on the surface. Light coming in from a north-facing window or an overcast day (outside) is ideal but not always possible to arrange.

You can use a couple of photo floods with reflectors (if you wish to invest that kind of money - will run atleast $300 US for new low-end equipment). When I first started, I used a couple of incubator lights ($15 each), photo flood light bulbs ($5 each), PVC pipe to form crude stands (about $25), and white foam core board for the reflectors ($5 for the foam core and $8 for the four 2 inch spring clamps). Total cost of the starter rig: about $78 US, a little less than one low-end photo flood and almost as good.

Here's the tricky part. The lights aim away from the piece you are photographing towards the foam core, which bounces the light back at the subject. Experiment a little with different heights, angles, and distances and you will soon find one that works for you. (Of course I was shooting with a digital camera, so the expence and lag time of photo development didn't come into the question with the experimenting phase.) I prefered my right-hand light higher and closer (primary light source) than the left-hand light (used to soften dark areas/shadows and lightly illuminate the lower curve on my turnings), but which light used as your primary light source is a matter of taste. I do recommend that once you decide on a side as your primary light source, try to always shoot that way. Your portfolio will look more professional and consistant. But don't hesitate to switch them if a piece requires something different. Better to have a few pieces lit differently in your portfolio than to have a bad picture.

BTW, I'm writing this over morning coffee, so I probably forgot something or wasn't as clear as I could be. Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask. If I can't answer it, I'm sure one of the photographers here can.

Devon

Black Pearl
11-19-2004, 05:32 PM
How about I send you some leaves :D . It is raining here today but will collect some, dry and send them in wax paper to keep them pressed. Then, would you join this project?? I am working on mine today. It could be considered finished but want to add more. I will upload it soon.
:wave:

Thank you Pilan. Now I have no excuse, after your lovely leaves arrived last night. I have an idea floating around and will have some time later today...typically a double symbolism idea. :wave:

Pilan
11-23-2004, 02:50 AM
yeah! I so hope your doing well. I miss seeing all you lovely nuts on this side of wetcanvas. :wave: XO


Thank you Pilan. Now I have no excuse, after your lovely leaves arrived last night. I have an idea floating around and will have some time later today...typically a double symbolism idea. :wave:

Pilan
11-28-2004, 01:44 AM
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WOW Penny, this is fantastic colors. I love that you used several leaves. Great fall colors :clap:

P

Penny220
11-28-2004, 05:33 AM
Thanks.

Penny220
11-28-2004, 05:36 AM
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sundiver,
This reminds me of many places I use to ride my horse growing up. I like the light and shadows, very realistic.

pamelina
02-19-2005, 12:24 PM
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:clap: beautiful watercolor!!! :clap: i prefer oils myself, but this is great. you have much talent.

pamelina
02-19-2005, 12:29 PM
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:wink2: this picture really turns my crank!!! i like to paint rocks under the water ,but i am now going to try my hand at leaves! :wave:

Black Pearl
02-21-2005, 05:00 AM
yeah! I so hope your doing well. I miss seeing all you lovely nuts on this side of wetcanvas. :wave: XO
Pilan, I have to apologise. I spent so long pondering (okay, procrastinating) that your wonderful leaves crumbled. But I am currently beading a fall ATC I shall probably call :music: all the leaves are brown :music: Black Pearl :evil:

Black Pearl
02-21-2005, 05:04 AM
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:wink2: this picture really turns my crank!!! i like to paint rocks under the water ,but i am now going to try my hand at leaves! :wave:
I agree. This is such a beautiful picture. I look forward to seeing your version Pamelina. I have actually never tried painting reflections in water. Not brave enough to at this stage either. Black Pearl