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11-04-2001, 10:33 AM
Hi again all;
Okay, here I go again, trying to learn how to post an image from one of my paintings.
This one (assuming it shows up) is titled "Under the Sea". I have never been fortunate enough to actually swim with these magnificent creatures, but have done my share of swimming underwater. Each time, I marvelled at the magical play of sunlight below the surface, and the rapid way it soon disappears after about 25 feet. Drawing on my memories of those days, I thought I would paint a couple of graceful Orca's at play in the refracted sunlight.
I hope it does justice to the subject, and your comments are all most welcome. - Jason:angel:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2001/undersea.jpg
Well I just checked this and the image ain't here...think I'll go swimming!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Nov-2001/undersea.jpg
11-04-2001, 11:54 AM
ok jason this had me wondering as well should have worked... try going to edit at the bottom of your post and make sure right after the line you pasted just after .jpg it has [/img] if not.. type that in and resave it...maybe possible when you copied it you missed the end...if that isn't the problem let me know and I'll keep digging... :) we'llgetyou on here yet LOL
11-04-2001, 11:59 AM
just testing something
11-04-2001, 12:16 PM
11-04-2001, 01:55 PM
Well done Animal! and Well done Jason!
11-04-2001, 02:01 PM
11-04-2001, 02:29 PM
Terrific painting every aspect of the work is blended really well what medium did you use?
Animal good work on getting Jason's image uploaded!
11-04-2001, 05:22 PM
Beautiful work Jason !
I too would be interested to know what medium you used, and the size of the work :)
Good rescue Animal :)
11-04-2001, 05:59 PM
Warmth to everybody from the 'idiot';
Okay, as everyone has seen, I've still not got the hang of this upload thing, and needed rescuing. It's difficult belonging to a group of people who are so darn efficient and smart while I'm doing everything wrong...LOL.
In no specific order; JAN-MICHAEL: Thank-you for having more patients (patience) with me than a doctor has in his office.
ANIMAL: Thanks for the 'rescue', although I don't have a clue how you dooded it! All I can say is "I meant to do that", but you beat me to it...lol/
NORAHT: Your comment on my painting is much appreciated, although I had nothing to do with getting it in here.
COLORME: "WOW" What can I say? LOL.
MKATHLEEN: Thank-you for your very kind comments, and an answer to your question follows in my response to RuthT.
RUTHT: As I was being so concerned with my attempt to get my painting uploaded, I neglected to provide the pertinent information on the painting's creation - so here goes:
Under the Sea - (as are all my paintings) - rendered as a mixed-media which consists of (are you ready?) oils, acrylics, watercolors, gouache, lacquors, pencil crayons and pastels. The size of the original was just under 11" X 14", and was more a preliminary or 'practice' painting for another more 'finished' piece I had planned to do on a 22" X 30". All my paintings are executed on either Illustration board, or on fine linen canvas cut from a roll. Under the Sea in this case was on canvas.
Now a word from my Sponsor! Over the years, I have discovered that each of the above mediums I have experimented with, each have their own plus and minus qualities, so I began developing a method of utilizing the best features from each, and working in layers separated by an application of Krylon matt plastic spray.
This method has allowed me to use mediums normally incompatible, and has produced a vibrancy in my art, not achievable by any other single medium or method I've ever encountered. I of course am still highly experimental in my work, and like my inefficient efforts in uploading in here, will likely spend the rest of my life trying to get things right...LOL.
To all of you - my sincerest thanks for your assistence, patience, warm comments, and for making my inadequacies feel acceptable.
11-04-2001, 07:16 PM
you're very welcome Jason... your paintings rock...:) now upload "Who Me" and blow everyones mind :) love all your work but "Who Me" is so damn cute and so damn GOOD :)
11-04-2001, 07:42 PM
yum this is good i want to see more so keep learning and i will wait, i love the pic, welcome to the site and hey quit calling yourself an idiot we all learn how this thing works differently and at our own speed, now show us more of your work it is great:clap: :clap: :clap:
11-04-2001, 08:38 PM
Well I still can't get the image in here, and what's worse, I can't even 'delete' the failed posting. I get a message telling me I don't have authorization to do anything, even though this is my...er...thread, and I'm 'logged-in'.
Here's what I'm doing, so perhaps someone can set me straight once and for all...or I'm going home to mother! LOL.
I start by making sure the image I want to upload from my computer is no larger than 100k. I then come here, click on the "uploader'" button at the top of the page. I click the 'browse' button, locate my image, then click "upload". That opens a page that tells me to copy the code to my clipboard, then come to the place I wish to post in. I have to spend a few moments trying to return here, then I paste the code from my clipboard into the 'message area'. I've also tried doing that under the "IMG" tag under vB code, and have also tried pasting to the "Image" file at the bottom of the "New Posting". Regardless, the image never pops up in my post. Waaaaaa...help!!!
11-04-2001, 08:48 PM
ok Jason.. :) go back and edit your post... and instead of kitty.jpg change it to whome.jpg I promise it will work.... don't anyone else do it... Jason is a hair away from his first upload let him do it :)
11-04-2001, 09:01 PM
I had changed the name "Who - Me?" to "kitty" on my computer because instructions in Wet Canvas told me not to have any spaces in the code. I dood that, and have since tried the whole process all over again...and I'm getting not one silly centimeter closer to success. I'm getting a really severe inferiority complex here, and I need my kitty's soft purr to soothe my frazzled nerves.:(
11-04-2001, 09:05 PM
the code in your clipboard only needs to go into the message area...nothing fancy.... :) yourgonna get it my friend :)
11-04-2001, 09:09 PM
Jason I typed thatlinkto your image and changed it to whome.jpg no space and guess what I saw :) that sweet kitten..it's there just change that andyou'll have it uploarded :) waiting with baited breath...:)
11-04-2001, 09:54 PM
Well - it seems you were absolutely right J-M. I changed the 'kitty' to 'whome', and 'poof'...purrrrrrr. I don't get it though, because I changed the file's name on MY computer!
Anyway, I best say a few words about the image.
I have been, am now, and always will be a kitty lover. There has hardly ever been a time in my life when I have not been some kitty's pet. This one was a fairly fast mixed-media on an 8" X 10" piece of cut canvas I mounted on a piece of hardboard.
I am really an 'eyes-addict' in my work and I personally feel that the entire soul and life of any living creature is best captured in the eyes. You can make as many errors or mistakes in the rendering of animals or even people - but if you capture the eyes - people will overlook and forgive your other shortfalls.
Hope this painting brings those who view it, even half as much joy as I just got from successfully posting it.
I send my sincerest thanks to my 'buddy' Jan-Michael who has been tireless and patient with me beyond reason. So to you my friend - I dedicate "Who -Me?".
11-04-2001, 09:57 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay !! You did it!
The kitten is lovely. Again, well done :)
11-04-2001, 10:00 PM
Pretty fine work there Jason!
11-04-2001, 10:04 PM
you got it with a little help from the digi giant, jm, well gosh this is great, what medium and on what, would be my ? :D thanks again and look forward to your work and your words and if you figure out the tiny head thing let me know cause i would like my pic there but have not had the time to learn to do it, see we all are learning...
the eyes are exquisite, damn nice...
11-04-2001, 10:11 PM
Racin Jason or Reynolds,
If you need any help with your tinyhead(the picture under your username) feel free to private message me.:angel:
11-04-2001, 10:21 PM
ALL RIGHT.... :) BIG SMILE HERE :) now go post that in the critique discussions and show them your stuff :) and I am honoured for the dedication... I just love this image :)
11-04-2001, 10:41 PM
I knew you could do it R-Jason!!!! And thanks for putting the kitten one on - I LOVE this one!!! The fur and shading are so fine and those eyes ... well haven't seen any better on a live cat!!! Oh yeah ... love also the under the sea one!!! Now that you've got the swing of things I want to see more .... lots more!!!!! :D
11-05-2001, 12:22 AM
11-05-2001, 12:26 AM
Greetings fellow artists and wizards;
Okay, I think I may be getting the hang of being hung, but bear with me and don't threaten to hang me...LOL
This painting titled "All Things Beautiful" is a 'mixed-media' rendered on a 22" X 28" piece of Illustration board. It was a true labor of love, and represents 'All' the magnificent 'Things' that I personally find 'Beautiful'...thus it's title...duh!
I am awed by the majesty of our diverse and complex universe; have a deep reverence toward the inner beauty of the female; adore the cat family, especially the saddly endangered Siberian Tiger. I am hypnotized by the look, texture and scent of flowers, especially the Rose. I have a love of water (the dew drops on the rose) and their inherent ability to add both life and the reflection of colors that surround them. Last, but by no means least - I adore the trancparency of lace, with its ability to only hint at what lays beneath.
Okay...I've bored you all long enough...thanks to all who've gone out of their way to encourage me and make me feel a part of a unique forum.
11-05-2001, 12:29 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: wow it is so good, and it only took two tries, thanks for posting, nice tinyhead:D
11-05-2001, 06:35 AM
Another wonderful painting. Your technique on how you do your paintings mind-boggling - you're great!! I love this one too! The name so suits it - all things beautiful!!! Thanx for sharing this one too.
11-05-2001, 07:16 AM
The more I get accustomed to using this forum's tools, the more I'm beginning to enjoy it. Having the ability to make almost instant replies to those who are kind enough to add their personal thoughts - gives Wet Canvas a personality all its own.
REYNOLDS: Thank-you again, and I know that's a repeat, but as you have made me feel welcome, I cannot express gratitude often enough.
AUNTIE_CHAOS: What can I say - you have been so supportive right from my first 'Idiot' tries at getting the hang of this. Also, thanks for your approval of 'tiny', I was so pleased when I accomplished that one all on my own.
I love woves Cheryl, and will be posting a painting of two baby Coyotes, which in their cub state - look very much like wolves. I have plans to do an actual wolf painting, but not right away - too many loose ends to complete. Wish you would post a 'tiny' of yourself too Cheryl, unless of course that's really you...LOL :p
11-05-2001, 06:36 PM
Your painting skill continues to amaze me you really have an artists sole!
Looks like you have the uploading thing working for you now.
Will look for you in some of the other forums soon!
MKathleen :clap: :)
11-08-2001, 05:16 PM
Wonderful work Jason :)
I feel like I have been in the waiting room of the maternity ward :D
CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your posts :D
11-08-2001, 06:50 PM
I am so glad that I saw your postings. Especailly that they were all in the same thread. They are magnificant! I especially love "WHO ME!" So perfectly precious. I am waiting to learn more techniques from you. Grand Display of Art. Thank you!
11-08-2001, 07:54 PM
Your cat is exquisite RJ - very beautifully done !
Ok so you can paint I can do puters HEE HEE I'll give you half my talent in the puter arena if you give me half your talent in painting LOL Another great painting *S*
11-12-2001, 05:46 PM
:cat: WOW WOW WOW that is one very cool pusscat. I'm soooooooooo envious, I wish I could draw/paint kitties as beautiful and soft as this. (I am cat crazy, I have images everywhere) Thank you for making my day, Sandi sent me here. :D :cat:
12-09-2001, 08:25 PM
awesome work. I think you are right the eyes tell it all. Beautiful work.
Wow, amazing, what a wild painting!
love to see more paintings soon.
Awesome is right! Wow! Just gorgeous work...! Please, please give me a little hint on how you do whiskers. I am struggling with whiskers on a cougar for my daughter for Xmas and they look more like worms than whiskers! It's an oil painting, and my first attempt at an animal - and looks it! LOL!
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