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Jakeally
10-17-2004, 03:26 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Spring Down Under, Fall Up Top
Project Leader: Jakeally
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Acrylic paints
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: 14
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Announcing our new Monthly Acrylic Project.
In order to get this 'off the ground', the forum team will be setting the first couple of projects for you.

To reflect the World Wide nature of the forum, the first theme is
Fall Up Top, Spring Down Under.

For those who prefer to work from photographic references some have been provided from the Reference Image Library.
Painters who prefer to work from life, or who would like the challenge of doing so, please select your own group of objects or image, indoors or out, illustrating the theme from your own part of the world. Please submit new work only, done for this project.

Let's respond to the season, paint and have fun!

This project has been brought to you by Charlie's Mum but due to some complications in the system we have had to publish under my name.

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=768)

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.

leojacko
10-17-2004, 04:01 PM
Looks good - I'm in for this one :D

Nina

Charlie's Mum
10-17-2004, 05:51 PM
Hi NIna :wave:
Where have you been recently - we've missed you over in AMAE!
Thanks for signing up here! :D

Bioartist
10-18-2004, 12:28 AM
Charlie's Mum - thankyou for the PM, I have now removed myself from the other project and joined into this one.....so I'll go get busy and see ya all soon :p :D :wave:
Stacey

Mystfy
10-18-2004, 02:16 AM
I think I am in the right place, is there where I sign up, only new to acrylics but willing to give it a try. Hoping it will help me develop a little better painting style :D

Blessings
L*L
Char

Theres no time limit is there????

Marty C
10-18-2004, 05:20 AM
I think I am in the right place, is there where I sign up, only new to acrylics but willing to give it a try. Hoping it will help me develop a little better painting style :D

Blessings
L*L
Char

Theres no time limit is there????
Go to the Click Here in pink at the top of this thread and the link will take you to the project area. The sign in link is there.

Charlie's Mum
10-18-2004, 07:46 AM
I think I am in the right place, is there where I sign up, only new to acrylics but willing to give it a try. Hoping it will help me develop a little better painting style :D

Blessings
L*L
Char

Theres no time limit is there????

Hi Mystfy - thanks for signing up!
There is a time limit for signing - the project detail page should say - but I believe it's open-ended for entry because, as I understand all the info, these are for all eternity!!!!!!
The idea for this forum, is to have a monthly project - does that explain? The next one is November, but as we're just getting this of the ground, this one has only two weeks. Clear as mud eh????? :D

leojacko
10-18-2004, 02:51 PM
Hi NIna :wave:
Where have you been recently - we've missed you over in AMAE!
Thanks for signing up here! :D

Hi Maureen

I've been lurking :evil: have saved some WDE images for the future, cos I've been a bit busy lately :D

Did do some "breaking waves" & "fog" pics over in the Marine forum :)

Anyway, I've broken out the acrylics [not used for some time, I may tell you] & made a start on an Autumn/Fall scene!

bfn
Nina

Mybubblewall
10-18-2004, 05:40 PM
This project got me all excited and inspired! Got some great ideas brewing! Can't wait to get started!

Charlie's Mum
10-18-2004, 06:24 PM
Great Nina - can't wait to see your painting!

MyBW - have you got something to upload in the progress gallery - dying to see those ideas on paper/canvas/board!

Charlie's Mum
10-18-2004, 06:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40844

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/39369/tn_first_post_of_progress_autumn_project.JPG

I like the way you're roughing this out Christine - and getting the tones set at the beginning.
Looking forward to seeing the next phase!

leojacko
10-19-2004, 05:04 AM
Great Nina - can't wait to see your painting!

MyBW - have you got something to upload in the progress gallery - dying to see those ideas on paper/canvas/board!

Hi Maureen,

Will post progress later today :angel: ,

Christine, yours is looking good :)

Nina

Bertoni
10-19-2004, 01:18 PM
This is exciting! I've gotten started already!! :D

Charlie's Mum
10-19-2004, 03:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40916

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/20222/tn_card_paint_4_resize.jpg

This is very interesting - coming along well Jo.......never thought of a birdy for Autumn! Lovely autumnal colour.
Could you tell us the size and support please?

Charlie's Mum
10-19-2004, 03:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40918

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/27068/tn_fallupwip1aa.jpg

Coming along really nicely Nina - beautiful colours and nice comp. The sky already looks tremendous!

leojacko
10-19-2004, 03:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40916

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/20222/tn_card_paint_4_resize.jpg

This must be a Cardinal Bird - am I right?

The first time I saw one I couldn't believe my eyes - a flash of red in the bushes!

This is coming along well, his colours go with the Fall theme nicely !

Nina

joa
10-20-2004, 03:55 AM
We see our cardinals here more in the fall and winter because the pairs are not so busy raising 3 sets of babies as they are in spring or summer. They are beautiful, aren't they?

This is 12"x16" on canvas board.

HRH Goldie
10-20-2004, 06:19 AM
Thank you Maureen - still at the very scrappy stage, I hope to find time to do more before the next WDE. I haddn't realised because of computer probs that you'd commented. :)

Jo and Nina - you're way ahead of me already and looking very good.

Question - can we do a couple i.e. one of the supplied ref images say and one of our own interpretation?
If yes do we post on same thread or do we start another in the autumn folder?

Thanks

Christine

Charlie's Mum
10-20-2004, 11:04 AM
.

Question - can we do a couple i.e. one of the supplied ref images say and one of our own interpretation?
If yes do we post on same thread or do we start another in the autumn folder?Thanks

C, my friend, please do as many as you like and post in this project thread!!!!

Do any or all of the supplied images, plus a many of your own as you have spare nights staying up!!!!!!! :evil: :evil:

(I've emailed you a couple of times and had them returned - did any get through?) :confused: :(

busy91
10-20-2004, 11:09 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40844

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/39369/tn_first_post_of_progress_autumn_project.JPG

I can tell this is going to be lovely. I love the red/orange foliage. Can't wait until this is done.

busy91
10-20-2004, 11:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40918

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/27068/tn_fallupwip1aa.jpg

Another beautiful Tree. I love fall trees!

*sigh* wish I could join. :(

Need to see if mom will lend me her scanner, I can't get one until After Christmas. Gotta think of the kids first you know.

joa
10-20-2004, 12:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40844

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/39369/tn_first_post_of_progress_autumn_project.JPG

Christine, this is a beautiful start! I hope you are going to have time to work on iit.

Living alone has its advantages; when I am painting, I don't do housework. When I finish a painting, I take some time off and clean house and do laundry. The pups don't care as long as I feed them and talk to them occasionally!

Jo

Bertoni
10-20-2004, 02:30 PM
Just posted my finish on "Fall On Top"!
It's a really nice project! Get involved folks and do one! :)

Charlie's Mum
10-20-2004, 03:39 PM
Just posted my finish on "Fall On Top"!
It's a really nice project! Get involved folks and do one! :)

.....but where is it? :confused:

Sorry Bertoni, I've checked the galleries in the project and can't find your painting. :crying:
If it's now complete, would you mind re-uploading it to the gallery for finished work - on the project page?

I'm on tenterhooks waiting to see it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Maureen

Bertoni
10-20-2004, 04:26 PM
Maureen:
I put it in "Final Entries" in Project System! It wasn't too clear where exactly to put it. Anyway here it is! I took a ride in the countryside last week and did a sketch and took a photo finishing it in the studio! 16x20" acrylic on gessoed masonite... :)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2004/28168-Autumn_Palette.jpg

joa
10-20-2004, 08:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40918

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/27068/tn_fallupwip1aa.jpg

Leojacko, that is going to be a beautiful tree--nice comp and great colors! :clap:

joa
10-20-2004, 08:39 PM
Nice colors, Bertoni! :clap: Will you be showing us the ref pic?

Jo

Bertoni
10-20-2004, 08:53 PM
Jo: Here's the reference photo I shot! :) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Oct-2004/28168-House_on_top.crop_jpg.jpg

Charlie's Mum
10-21-2004, 09:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40985

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/20222/tn_cardinal--new_direction_resize.jpg

Jo, he's becoming more beautiful as the days progress!
I love these litle birds - they'd certainly brighten the dark, miserable days we're having just now........temp this morning was just 47 at 10am!......and it's only early Autumn!

Charlie's Mum
10-21-2004, 09:19 AM
HI Bertoni - what absolutely beautiful colours - and yet another nice painting to boot! :D
The ref picture is a must for thr RIL - it's super.

As the painting still hasn't gone into the galleries, I've PM'd you!!!!! :angel: :wink2:

hamsterdance
10-21-2004, 09:30 AM
I just signed up. I love acrylics. They're one of my favorite mediums (along with oil pastel and casein). This should be interesting - especially since my skill with acrylics really sucks despite the fact that I like them so much.

leojacko
10-21-2004, 02:51 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41000

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/27068/tn_fallupfinasm.jpg

Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my progress pic. Here is the final version, I enjoyed getting back into acrylics again.

It is actually 8" x 8" - strange - when I was painting it, I thought it was bigger.

Nina

Bertoni
10-21-2004, 03:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41000

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/27068/tn_fallupfinasm.jpg

Nice work!!! :clap:

Charlie's Mum
10-21-2004, 04:44 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40995

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/28168/tn_Autumn_Palette.jpg

What a lovely part of the world yours is B.
The trees are full of autumnal splendour - and I'm glad all can now appreciate the beauty of your painting. Nice one! :D

Charlie's Mum
10-21-2004, 04:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41000

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/27068/tn_fallupfinasm.jpg

Oh Nina, this shows the sheer magic of Autumn!
It's a lovely painting - well composed, good balance of tone and colour and really well executed. Money for the brush well spent!
This is obviously due for framing very soon - if not already - cos it looks finished to me. Well done! :D

Charlie's Mum
10-21-2004, 04:51 PM
I just signed up. I love acrylics. They're one of my favorite mediums (along with oil pastel and casein). This should be interesting - especially since my skill with acrylics really sucks despite the fact that I like them so much.

Now you've got all of us waiting in suspense for the outcome!

Welcome to the club! :D

Bertoni
10-21-2004, 05:10 PM
Thanks Maureen! Glad you liked it! :)

Einion
10-22-2004, 12:02 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41000

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/27068/tn_fallupfinasm.jpg

Nina, I like this a lot - good colour, the structure of the tree is suggested very well, composition is good (off-centre tree http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2003/3842-thumbsup.gif) and there's a good range of values. Nice work!

Einion

leojacko
10-22-2004, 01:36 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40995

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/28168/tn_Autumn_Palette.jpg

Both your painting and photo have captured the riot of colour in those trees !

Well done ! :clap:

Just a suggestion - the house looks a little dark & foreboding compared to the photo.

Nina

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 08:43 AM
Nina: I'm glad you mentioned that house...because it's something that's been gnawing at me every time I look at it. Will have to do some work on that abode!!! Did I say abode? LOL.. Am changing that purple spot as well! :)

Charlie's Mum
10-22-2004, 08:46 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41012

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/46490/tn_paint.JPG

I'm delighted you chose this project for your first landscape painting!
Don't worry, the right way to do any painting is the way that's right for you.

These colours are looking good - just make sure you get the contrast of tones against each other and you'll be fine. Well done! :D

Charlie's Mum
10-22-2004, 08:54 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41005

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/21437/tn_ParkerLakewetcan.jpg

Autumn in all its glory, looking like spring!
Beautiful, sunny painting - I do wish we had aspens over here, but we seldom see them. These really are glorious! I like the sweep of the mountains down to the lake and the overall high colour key.
Thank you for entering the project and I hope you will join us frequently. :D

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 12:42 PM
Here's the absolute finish on my "Autumn Foliage"! Just had to make a couple of corrections!! :) http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Oct-2004/28168-Autumn_Foliage_Done_Fini.jpg

Lady Carol
10-22-2004, 01:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41000

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/27068/tn_fallupfinasm.jpg

This is really really good. I like the way you have handled the colours and your attention to the leaf detail.

deLYNNEation
10-22-2004, 02:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41005

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/21437/tn_ParkerLakewetcan.jpg

Thanks, Maureen, for the welcome & you're right about the colors! I've got fall & spring with both subject matter & color palette. The lake wasn't a steely blue or cobalt blue so I kept it as I saw it . . . I liked the yellow against the thalo-y blue of the lake. I'm still finding it interesting using acrylics - color seems too strident or dull & chalky - trying to find the balance.

OK you have no aspens in the NE but you sure have the other color foliage. . . the knock your eyes out color! In Calif. we usually have to go above 7,000 - 8,000 ft. to find aspen growing in the wild. This year they were outstanding - yellows, golds tingeing to orange.

thanks again.

HRH Goldie
10-22-2004, 02:52 PM
Hi Jo and Liz Thank your support and nice comments. :wave:

Nina - Lovely job of the tree you've got the colours and form spot on. :clap:

Bertoni - congrats on completing and a wonderful job too - it has your style over it.

Christine

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 02:59 PM
Christine:
...and thanks much for your nice comments!!!
B. :)

deLYNNEation
10-22-2004, 03:06 PM
Maureen, forgive my speed-reading. . . NE England (!). . . I glanced & thought New England . . . apologies.

Alrighty then. I was in the Lakes District some time back, gorgeous place but didn't have chance to get to the NE near Tyne & Wear . . At any rate thanks for your comments.

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 03:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40844

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/39369/tn_first_post_of_progress_autumn_project.JPG

Love those shadows off the trees, really dramatic look!! :clap:

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 03:51 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40985

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/20222/tn_cardinal--new_direction_resize.jpg

Jo: He's a beauty!! Well done!! :clap:

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 04:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41005

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/21437/tn_ParkerLakewetcan.jpg

Really nice colors happening here! Like the way they're working coming down to the lake!! :)

deLYNNEation
10-22-2004, 04:21 PM
thanks, Bertoni, that is exactly what I was going for in the feeling of the painting - the aspens coming down the slope, edging the lake & being reflected there.

I am enjoying everyone's work including yours, 'Autumn Foliage', wow, gorgeous portrayal of the range of colors.

Bertoni
10-22-2004, 05:11 PM
Lynne: Glad you liked it. The title is really "Autumn Palette". I flubbed on the name when I posted the last final calling it Autumn Foliage, not that it makes a difference!! LOL
B.

leojacko
10-23-2004, 02:33 PM
Thanks Maureen, Bertoni, Einion & Christine,

My little painting is now varnished & framed, I'm pleased with it.

Bertoni - your house in the woods is looking good !

Nina

HRH Goldie
10-23-2004, 05:15 PM
Bertoni - Thank you but I realised that when I posted the shadows were slightly out - something I have already started correcting and adding the lights and middle tones. I shall post an update tomorrow.
Best wishes
Christine

Charlie's Mum
10-23-2004, 06:41 PM
Maureen, forgive my speed-reading. . . NE England (!). . . I glanced & thought New England . . . apologies. [Lynne]

No apologies necessary Lynne - we do get lovely colours over here too (there's a tree in my garden at present in all its autumnal glory)....we just don't get the same volume of trees !!!!!! :)

The Lake District is beautiful - glad you enjoyed it....perhaps the Roman Wall will be on your itinerary next time!

We have enjoyed a delightful holiday in New England at Fall time - an experience definitely worth repeating! :D

Bertoni - glad you knocked that house back a bit!!!!! :wink2: :D

joa
10-24-2004, 05:43 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41005

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/21437/tn_ParkerLakewetcan.jpg

Very nice, Lynne! I would love to see that scene in person! :clap:

joa
10-24-2004, 05:53 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41012

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/46490/tn_paint.JPG

I like this--very strong start!

Jo

Charlie's Mum
10-24-2004, 06:42 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41058

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/completed/20222/tn_cardinal_cr_to_show_landscape_resize.jpg

Hey Jo! Thanks for posting this - nice to see a close up of a part that would make a nice painting on its own............
maybe we should start a new idea....choose a closeup and guess the painting!
I like this piece! :D

joa
10-24-2004, 03:07 PM
Thanks, Maureen!

maybe we should start a new idea....choose a closeup and guess the painting!

Or suggest that everyone post a closeup with their finished painting--I would love to see that!

deLYNNEation
10-24-2004, 05:29 PM
I think this'd be a unique feature for a project - closeup of the area you want others to see. I'm usually not completely satisfied with my dig. camera & Photoshop images as I see them posted later. The closeup might give a better idea of shadows, brushwork, details, whatever.

Thru a happy accident, maybe a great idea.

Joa - I love that scene; ee caught the Sierras right before the first winter storms.

Mystfy
10-24-2004, 08:18 PM
Thank you. I am really new to painting and landscapes, this would be my first one. I have done two portraits, which is totally differant to this.

I have started to lay in the colours and do it bit by bit. The water is giving me a headache, looked easy, but when you try to paint it. OH MY!!
Its a learn as I go type thing at the moment. It doesnt look as bad as I orignially thought it was going to so thats a blessing. lol :eek:

Will be updating a little later on. :D

Blessings
L*L
Char

Charlie's Mum
10-25-2004, 07:24 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/46490/tn_paint2.jpg

You're really working hard here Char...well done!
It is quite a difficult ref. to use if you're not used to painting trees!.....but keep going, you'll get there!
Don't be afraid to ask for help if you feel you need it - but you seem to be the kind of person who wants to figure it out if possible - enjoy it when you get back to it later.....such stamina! :D

Mystfy
10-25-2004, 08:03 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41119

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/46490/tn_update.jpg

I am having problems with the orange coloured trees. Does anyone have any ideas on this. I cant seem to mix the right colours and I seem to be struggling with the toning, Not sure why, as its only these ones that I seem to be messings up.

Also any ideas hints and tips on the best way to block in the water :D

Blessings
L*L
Char

HRH Goldie
10-25-2004, 08:08 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/46490/tn_update.jpg

Hi - The best way to add a nice juicy orange colour is start with a smidgen of cad red and add cad yellow until you get the shade you like. The more cad yellow you add you will be amazed at the range of oranges you get. You can then vary this by adding a tiny tiny bit of burnt umber to make a shade colour. Important when mixing orange I've found make sure your brush is scrupulously clean and so is the water used to let down the paint. I bet you this will work here. :D :wave:

Christine

Mystfy
10-25-2004, 08:10 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40844

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/39369/tn_first_post_of_progress_autumn_project.JPG

I really liked this picture. Beautiful colours. I cant wait to see the update. :clap: :clap:

Blessings
L*L
Char

Mystfy
10-25-2004, 08:14 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40985

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/20222/tn_cardinal--new_direction_resize.jpg

Beautiful bird, I am a bird lover, we dont have any that look like your little fellow here. Its nice to see the wildlife deplicted this way, it gives you a real feel for what they look like, when you have no way of seeing them in real life.

I really like the background change, it really sets this painting off. :D

Blessings
L*L
Char

Mystfy
10-25-2004, 08:19 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=40918

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/768/progress/27068/tn_fallupwip1aa.jpg

WOW!! I have seen your finished painting and its fantastic, I would love to see a step by step from you. The detail in particular on how you got it looking so real.

Great painting. :clap: :clap:

Blessings
L*L
Char

Mystfy
10-25-2004, 08:24 AM
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This looks like a very beautiful place to sit and just think. I am in Australia and we have some beautiful sights here, this one your have painted looks breathtaking. I have a feeling that you can feel alot of energy in a place like this, the feeling of being small is what I Get with viewing this. Like this place is so huge, and we are so small. Great painting :clap: :clap:

Blessings
L*L
Char

Mystfy
10-25-2004, 08:29 AM
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The play with colours with this picture is great. I love the mixture and textures. This painting feels very free to me. I love the way you did this. I would love to paint as loosly as this. I am a little ridgid unfortunatly. :eek:

Blessings
L*L
Char

joa
10-25-2004, 11:01 AM
Thank you, Char! Your painting is looking good!

I have finished this painting if you want to look in the Browse the Gallery Exhibits (finished works) to see how it turned out. I'm fairly pleased with it, and thinking about doing another bird in its local habitat. Something colorful, maybe a bluejay.

Jo

HRH Goldie
10-25-2004, 12:54 PM
Thank you Char - did you get the orange that you wanted?

Christine

Mybubblewall
10-25-2004, 02:40 PM
Yes I'm still here... :wink2:

I've got my idea pretty strong in my head but I'm hesitating to put it on paper. I know I've just gotta dive in and do it, I mean really, what's it gonna hurt if I scrib-up a few sheets??

Ack!! Only a week left of October!! :eek:

Charlie's Mum
10-25-2004, 03:23 PM
Hi Mystfy......Goldie (Christine) told you how to make orange.....I'll add a little more:

Do a test sheet of colours - a colour chart - and label each colour e.g, lay a dab of each yellow you have along the top and a dab of each red down the side........mix a little of the first yellow and the first red, try equal amounts at first and place it under the yellow, along from the red. Then the first yellow and the second red.....and so on.
Do this with each pairing and study the results.

You'll have a variety of different oranges.

Always start with the weaker colour - ie yellow - and add the stronger. This allows you to strengthen the colour without waste!

To tone down the colour, add a little of its opposite (orange/blue), or to get an autumnal colour try some green......then be a devil and experiment with other colours too. ALWAYS make a note of what you've done!

Colour mixing is one of the great joys of painting (IMHO)! Your charts will be an invaluable reference in future!

MyBubbleWall - I'm panicking too - I did collect all my stuff from the hedgerows this morning and I've got a base coat on the surface.......tomorrow, please God, tomorrow...........!!!! :D

Bertoni
10-25-2004, 04:31 PM
Char:
Thanks for the nice words on my fall landscape!! :)

Bertoni
10-25-2004, 04:34 PM
Char:
Some of that nice juicy looking orange is all it needs and it will surprise you!
Go for it! Christine gave some good suggestions!

deLYNNEation
10-26-2004, 12:10 AM
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Char, thanks for your comments. I am trying to paint more 'feelings', less realism. Yes, this is a grand place - 8,000 ' (2440 m.) altitude with peaks to 10,000' (3050 m.) and the whole landscape was carved by glaciers. One feels very minimal. We've made an annual trip there the last 2 autumns.

You eloquently put into words what I just labeled as 'depth'. Thank you!

Mystfy
10-26-2004, 01:32 AM
Hey Lynne,

I have never been to where you have painted, I could just feel it, from your painting. I was going to use the word depth, but it seems so much more, You have captured the essence of this area very well to be able to feel the enormity of this place by just viewing this painting.
You should be proud of what you accomplished with this. :D

Thank you all for your orange advice, I will be giving it a go later on tonight, I dont seem to have time today to sit and work with it. Will let you know how I go.

Blessings
L*L
Char

leojacko
10-27-2004, 12:51 PM
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Hi Maureen - what a great photo :clap: :clap:

showing painting, hedgerow stuff & your setup too.

Looking forward to seeing how this develops, looking giood already!

Nina

Mystfy
10-27-2004, 07:19 PM
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Looks like a great start, Cant wait to see a close up of the detail. :D

The orange colour from here looks fantastic. :clap: :clap:

Blessings
L*L
Char

HRH Goldie
10-27-2004, 10:38 PM
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Maureen - You finally got down to it then! What a great start too. I want to do a different one from 'life' when I have finally finished the photo painting.
I like the paper so I'll be interested to see what you think. It's no good if you don't like texture as it has quite a deep line to it. :clap: :wave:

Christine

Mystfy
10-28-2004, 04:03 AM
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Finally finished my first landscape painting yipeeeee :clap: :clap:

This is harder than I thought it would be. It looked easy, will watch what I pick in future. I did learn a lot about trees this time around. The water :eek: lets just say I am going to work on painting water.

I would appreciate any comments suggestions and critique. I am only learning this media and would love to hear hints tips etc.... To help me improve, I will be doing the next challenge. Kept me motivated and stopped me from chucking it away after the first lot of trees looked like crap, Still dont like the orange trees, so going to keep working on painting them aswell.

Thank you for letting me join in, had a great time doing this.

Blessings
L*L
Char

deLYNNEation
10-28-2004, 02:28 PM
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Maureen, I love your setup - looking forward to the finish.

Are you using Fabriano? I use Fabriano (the old Uno before Artistico) w/ a canvas texture & really love it, but only while working w/ Acrylics.

joa
10-28-2004, 02:59 PM
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Maureen, at first I thought the photo was the painting--it would make a wonderful painting!!! Your painting is looking good!

Jo

Charlie's Mum
10-29-2004, 06:51 AM
Nina, Char, Lynne, Christine and Jo,

Thanks girls!
The next update will show the painting rather than the set-up! Just thought you'd like to know of the now-dead stuff collected and still being used!!!!!!

Lynne, this is a cheapo, canvas-textured wc paper we bought on Saturday at an Art and Crafts Fair.......if I don't eventually like it I shall blame Christine :evil: :eek: :D

Jo, at least I've got the ref ready for another painting then! :wink2:

Did more to it yesterday, and about to go add to it now........I must get it finished, the next project is on the books!!!!!!! :D

Charlie's Mum
10-29-2004, 06:55 AM
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Char, I think you've done really well for a first landscape, so clappies for you! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Perhaps a little more yellow would help lighten and give a glow, if that's what you wanted.........sometimes a thin glaze of yellow can work (but then I'll try anything!!!)

If you sign up for Carol's project next, you could do another landscape!!!!! :evil: :D

leojacko
10-31-2004, 04:23 PM
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Another Autumn painting - this is based on a photo in the Image Library - thanks go to khourianya for sharing it.

Nina

leojacko
10-31-2004, 04:31 PM
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On a roll now :evil:

This is the beginning of another Autumn colours painting - this time 16" x 12", two further stages are in the progress section. :D

deLYNNEation
10-31-2004, 04:45 PM
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Incredible detail, Nina, for a 5 x 7" ! The colors are harmonious, as is the feeling of this painting . . . a very peaceful & harmonious fall scene.

I am curious about what the smallest size brush is that you used - I use riggers at times w/ acrylic but not often. What size would your smallest brush be? thanks in advance for info.

Charlie's Mum
10-31-2004, 04:49 PM
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Crikey Nina! You really are on a roll.....all this work!
This is shaping up to be another lovely autumnal painting.......keep going!!! :D

Charlie's Mum
10-31-2004, 04:53 PM
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I especially like that back/gd foliage - beautifully organised...........you'll have quite a lovely collection of Autumn paintings now......time to change the pics in the living room!!!!! :D

leojacko
11-01-2004, 02:40 AM
Thanks Lynne & Maureen,

Lynne - my smallest brush size is a "0" I bought it specially to do the twiggy bits on the first tree painting I did for this project. :D

I like using a rigger too but only on watercolours, I'm afraid I ruin all the brushes I use on acrylics & so keep 2 sets. Hence I buy cheap nylon ones for acrylics or oils even.

Maureen - I have a frame waiting for the 16" x 12" painting :angel:

Nina

deLYNNEation
11-01-2004, 12:45 PM
Nina, you've obviously found a subject that inspires you to do some beautiful work. Thanks for answering my pesky questions, but now I believe I'll also get the twiggy bits brush. :)

I use a synthetic rigger reserved for acrylic painting, I just make sure I rinse it extremely well as soon as possible after I use it for thin lines, signature, etc.

Bertoni
11-01-2004, 06:01 PM
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This is really great!! :clap: :clap: :clap: Those are the kind of fall colors we have now in my area of the country! The leaves are falling fast!

Charlie's Mum
11-03-2004, 12:06 PM
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Your usual lovely sense of colour at work here Alexandra!
You've got a real spooky feeling in this really nice woodland scene.
Full of atmosphere!

leojacko
11-03-2004, 02:25 PM
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Lovely Autumnal painting,

lots of contrasts in colours & shapes, especially in the bottom section.

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina

leojacko
11-03-2004, 02:27 PM
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Magical!

Mybubblewall
11-03-2004, 03:06 PM
Is this project still going? *hopeful look* I chalked myself up to being too late because October was over and I had nothing to show for it. The sketch or idea I was working on really didn't go anywhere and I figured there wasn't time for a revisit AND a painting to boot... so I put it away ... buuuuut if people are still working on stuff here, maybe I still have a chance.

Charlie's Mum
11-03-2004, 04:08 PM
Is this project still going? *hopeful look* I chalked myself up to being too late because October was over and I had nothing to show for it. The sketch or idea I was working on really didn't go anywhere and I figured there wasn't time for a revisit AND a painting to boot... so I put it away ... buuuuut if people are still working on stuff here, maybe I still have a chance.

Yep, no closing date --- so get that painting back up on the easel and PAINT!!!!!!
Maybe we should gee up the others too! :D

HRH Goldie
11-03-2004, 04:49 PM
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OOh! This is gorgeous - it has a lovely light feel whilst capturing all of the rich colours that signify autumn. :clap: :clap: :clap:
I know you had trouble photographing but this has come out wonderfully well.
No wonder you've been quiet - this is what you've been up to lol!
I get the feeling you are really pleased with this one too so a big hug from me and I will PM my Mum's address so you can send it to her first class - just the thing she is looking for - Lol! Just joking. I bet you have this one hanging in the Maureen hall of fame already. :D :wave:

Christine
X

Charlie's Mum
11-04-2004, 01:10 PM
Thanks C - it's not framed yet - temporarily mounted tho and just sitting on the shelf!!!! Another will have to come down first! :D

Charlie's Mum
11-04-2004, 01:26 PM
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I was certain I had already commented on this - my apologies if it has gone off into the ether somewhere!!!!

You seem really to be enjoying the physical act of painting this - are you still using a brush or have you resorted to the fingers to get closer??????!!!!! :evil:

Lovely colours - and looking forward to the update! :D

tbezesky
11-04-2004, 06:00 PM
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I like all the interesting lines and the bright colored subjects with subtle color sky that looks like dusk to me.

tbezesky
11-04-2004, 06:02 PM
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This has such atmosphere and mood. Great all around!

Bioartist
12-01-2004, 12:27 AM
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Yah...I actually finished (Ok two months behind everybody else :rolleyes: :o )...anyway..onto the next one :D
Stacey

Queen Bee
12-08-2004, 11:03 AM
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I finally finished. The faster I go the more behind I get. Real life keeps getting in the way.

Charlie's Mum
12-08-2004, 04:37 PM
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A joyful bouquet! The fun comes through in these flowers - if only they were coming through in our garden now!

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Carol, this is gorgeous! Love the patterning of the shapes against the background....really nice!

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Lovely, joyful colour here Debi - these must be aspens? Very nice! :)