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Lady Carol
10-27-2004, 05:00 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Analogous Colors
Project Leader: Lady Carol
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Acrylic paints
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

This is the November project.

Analogous colors are also referred to as close colors, these colors are contiguous or next to each other on the color wheel. Analogous colors create harmony through a pictorial unity and tie the composition together.

You may choose to have one primary color in common. For example: green is analogous to yellow, which is analogous to orange. Alternatively, you may choose to use two primaries and one secondary. For example: red is analogous to orange, which is analogous to yellow.

You can only choose three analogous colors for your painting. Using white is acceptable.


In choosing an analogous palette for a painting, one should look for a "mother color" in the reference or source, use that as their "common" color, then choose the colors on either side of the common color on the color wheel. For example, if you see the mother color of a painting as blue, that would have green on one side and violet on the other. To further expand your palette, you can push the green to a more yellowish green, and the violet to a redder hue of violet.

Subject matter can be taken from real life or from photographs depending on your level of comfort. The goal of this project is to understand the relationships between analogous colors. Please submit new work only, done for this project and document which of the colors you have used, the size and surface used.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=781)

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.

busy91
10-27-2004, 05:41 PM
Sounds interesting, I think I understand what you mean by Analogous Colors.

I'm a little slow though.

You are talking about the primaries and the variations of that primary?

And only the ones next to it right. (ie: green, yellow, orange).

I just need it worded differently I guess. Did I get it right?

Quiet
10-27-2004, 05:48 PM
Sounds like fun. I've never participated in one of these projects before. When is the due-date? Thanks. . .

John H
10-27-2004, 07:20 PM
Can muted versions of the 3 analogous colors be used (burnt sienna instead of orange, transparent oxide red instead of a high chroma red, caput mortum violet instead of purple, etc.)?

John H
10-27-2004, 07:30 PM
Also, can white be used in addition to the 3 analogous colors?

Lady Carol
10-27-2004, 07:53 PM
Sounds interesting, I think I understand what you mean by Analogous Colors.

I'm a little slow though.

You are talking about the primaries and the variations of that primary?

And only the ones next to it right. (ie: green, yellow, orange).

I just need it worded differently I guess. Did I get it right?

Hi Liz, only the colours next to each other on the wheel can be used as you said, green yellow orange.

Lady Carol
10-27-2004, 07:55 PM
Sounds like fun. I've never participated in one of these projects before. When is the due-date? Thanks. . .

It is for November. So submit sometime in November

Lady Carol
10-27-2004, 07:59 PM
Can muted versions of the 3 analogous colors be used (burnt sienna instead of orange, transparent oxide red instead of a high chroma red, caput mortum violet instead of purple, etc.)?

John you can push the analogous colours a bit but it is an exersize in colours. For example if red is your primary colour then all variations of orange are acceptible if mixed by adding yellow to red same with purple all variations are acceptible when mixing red with blue.

Question: do you see white in the colour wheel? So ideally no. :D

prospector
10-27-2004, 08:23 PM
Can ya use the white of the support like with WC, and using thin washes to get highlights? I am always more concerned with values than hues.

Jack

Lady Carol
10-27-2004, 11:45 PM
Can ya use the white of the support like with WC, and using thin washes to get highlights? I am always more concerned with values than hues.

Jack

Yes. As long as you only use 3 colours

Quiet
10-28-2004, 11:06 AM
JQuestion: do you see white in the colour wheel? So ideally no. :D

*cough cough* Okay, *that's* silly. If it's white pigment that's being ruled out, then that could be easily circumvented by working transparently on white paper.

Anyhow, if you work with good pigments, some of them are likely to come out of the tube near-black because the pigment is so dense. The colors are going to have to be lightened somehow. . . as well as darkened somehow.

Quiet
10-28-2004, 11:42 AM
It is for November. So submit sometime in November

Thanks!

JamieWG
10-28-2004, 12:18 PM
Quiet, John and all,

The project description has been changed to state that you may use white in addition to your three colors. :) You should be able to get your darks by mixing the colors you choose.

Jamie

Quiet
10-28-2004, 12:47 PM
Quiet, John and all,

The project description has been changed to state that you may use white in addition to your three colors. :) You should be able to get your darks by mixing the colors you choose.

Jamie

;-) Thankee!

JamieWG
10-28-2004, 12:51 PM
;-) Thankee!

Thank Carol! :D :clap:

Jamie

John H
10-28-2004, 09:00 PM
Using white is acceptable.

Thanks, Carol.


(You're spoiling us rotten, you ol' softy) :D

Heather Martin
10-29-2004, 06:42 AM
Ah, just what I need. A project for my first go at using acrylics.
Thanks for this. Now I can enjoy thinking about colours and planning my subject. Is any subject allowed? I was thinking a nice little still-life.

Best wishes
Heather

Charlie's Mum
10-29-2004, 07:01 AM
Well Carol, you've got 'em all thinking here...........now let's get'em aworkin'!!!!!!! (Crack of whip!) :evil: :D

busy91
10-29-2004, 04:16 PM
I am going to join, however, since my digicam is tempramental, I won't know if I'll be able to post a picture. I usually can get it to download, but sometimes I don't know. Either way, it looks like a good excersise.

prospector
10-29-2004, 07:30 PM
After we have done the painting do we post it on this thread. I am thinking of doing a sea scape with green, blue green, and blue, and now white. Would that work?

Jack

leojacko
11-02-2004, 02:55 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41668

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

This is 5" x 7" on mount board, painted from a photo in the reference library - thanks to MonicaB.

The colours I used were ...
Vandyke Brown.
Burnt Sienna,
Titanium White

hope this fits in with the project guidelines. :D

Nina

Lady Carol
11-02-2004, 03:46 PM
After we have done the painting do we post it on this thread. I am thinking of doing a sea scape with green, blue green, and blue, and now white. Would that work?

Jack

Yes :clap:

Lady Carol
11-02-2004, 03:47 PM
After we have done the painting do we post it on this thread.
Jack
The painting is posted in the project and then you upload it into the thread by commenting on it in the project system.

Charlie's Mum
11-03-2004, 12:59 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41668

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

Well Nina, Carol can comment on your question!
This is a lovely little painting - well found ref!
I love the magical light coming from behind the leaves!

leojacko
11-03-2004, 02:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41668

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

Well Nina, Carol can comment on your question!
This is a lovely little painting - well found ref!
I love the magical light coming from behind the leaves!

Thanks Maureen,

I really enjoyed painting it :D

Nina

joa
11-03-2004, 02:30 PM
I would like to paint my dad's Irish setter for him for Christmas, and will be using red, orange and yellow. I will need some dark brown or black for values--how do I get those from the colors I am using?

JamieWG
11-03-2004, 02:54 PM
I would like to paint my dad's Irish setter for him for Christmas, and will be using red, orange and yellow. I will need some dark brown or black for values--how do I get those from the colors I am using?

Jo, I can envision a couple of options for you here:

Option 1: Use burnt umber for your red, or burnt sienna for the orange, or raw umber for your yellow (Einion, please correct me if I'm off-base about that!)

Option 2: Push your analogous colors to the edges. For example, if 'red' is your mother color, choose a very blue-leaning violet like dioxazine for one of the other colors, and a yellow-leaning orange (like hansa yellow deep or yellow ochre) for the orange.

Personally, I'd use option 2 because it gives you a cool color to work with in addition to the warm. I think it will make for a more interesting painting.

Craig Nelson, in his book 60 Minutes to Better Painting, did an analogous palette painting with red as the mother color, using a bluish violet and yellow ochre (plus white).

Jamie

JamieWG
11-03-2004, 03:05 PM
I think a number of members are having difficulties with determining their color selections for this very interesting project! It is helpful to remember that there are really only six analogous palettes (all may use white as a fourth "color"):

Yellow
Orange
Red

Orange
Red
Violet

Red
Violet
Blue

Violet
Blue
Green

Blue
Green
Yellow

Green
Yellow
Orange

The colors do not have to be mid-range; in other words, a blue like French Ultramarine, which leans toward violet, can be used as your blue, or an orange-yellow like hansa yellow deep could theoretically replace either orange or yellow, as it is about mid-way between them. I hope this helps some of you in making your color selections.

Jamie

joa
11-03-2004, 07:01 PM
Thanks, Jamie,

I'm about to decide to paint something else for this project. I don't want to limit myself so much on the dog painting--it will be difficult enough without having to struggle with colors.

You did make the choices more clear, and this will be a fun project! Thanks again!

Jo

Einion
11-03-2004, 09:29 PM
No Jamie, that sounds fine to me! I would suggest maybe an opaque red earth for the red (Indian Red, English Red, Light Red, Venetian Red, Red Oxide, Mars Red) to help provide coverage, but using Burnt Sienna for the orange and Raw Umber for the yellow should provide Jo with a fairly wide hue and value range and actually be fairly realistic.


We should remember that the term analogous colour really refers to the colours' hues, so any colour of a given hue can be chosen, along the lines that Jamie has suggested above. Because there aren't any complementary colours, or black, to lower intensity most colour selections we make aren't going to give us realistic results but that's perhaps one of this project's best features, forcing us to stretch and make something a little unexpected.

On the other hand, when I read the term analogous colour I automatically think of yellow, orange and red and the first subject that popped into my head was something like an Arizona desert scene where a dominant 'warm' cast would fit to a T. Using the same range of hues one could also do a sunset, or maybe a bowl of oranges, pumpkins, even peaches.

Now that I think about it, you could just as easily do a winter scene with an overall 'cool' cast. I saw a reinterpretation of Caspar David Friedrich's The Sea Of Ice (http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/bilder/cdf.htm) by Gottfried Helnwein a few months ago where it appeared he limited himself to only one colour (http://www.helnwein.com/werke/landscapes/bild_1559.html) so if we imagine using a green, a blue and a violet we have a pretty wide latitude by comparison :)

Einion

diphascon
11-04-2004, 10:58 AM
I think a number of members are having difficulties with determining their color selections for this very interesting project! It is helpful to remember that there are really only six analogous palettes (all may use white as a fourth "color"):
[snip]
Blue
Green
Yellow
[snip]
The colors do not have to be mid-range; in other words, a blue like French Ultramarine, which leans toward violet, can be used as your blue, or an orange-yellow like hansa yellow deep could theoretically replace either orange or yellow, as it is about mid-way between them. I hope this helps some of you in making your color selections.

Jamie

Well, the above palette might not be called "analogous" in any case. Ultramarine should roughly be the complementary color of cadmium yellow deep. The way from yellow to red looks shorter than from blue to yellow via green.

For six analogous palettes of comparative wingspan I'd propose:

yellow-orange/red-magenta
orange/red-magenta-blue
magenta-blue-cyan
blue-cyan-green
cyan-green-yellow
green-yellow-orange/red

Orange/red should be in te region of cadmium orange - cadmium scarlet (burnt siena).

But this may just be philosphical ranting ...

cheers - martin

:wave:

busy91
11-04-2004, 07:26 PM
Thanks so much Jamie for the colors written out. It does help, the color wheel confuses me.

busy91
11-04-2004, 07:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41711

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous2.jpg
Wow I really like the vibrancy of this. Good job.

debimari
11-06-2004, 10:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

I am an 'ol Vermonter... and this brings me back to my childhood, and the chilly November days... Love the serenity, and peaceful feeling this painting has given me ... Your work is fabulous in detail, and color !... Thank you!.. debi

John H
11-07-2004, 12:04 PM
Hi Nina. These restricted palletes amaze me - the colors we "think" we're seeing. I see blue notes (not really blue) in the fungi. I've always liked the combination of van dike brown and burnt sienna. You did a good rendering. :)

John H
11-07-2004, 12:05 PM
Thanks, Liz.

John H
11-07-2004, 12:07 PM
Debi, I've never been to 'verdant mountain' (Ver-mont) but would like to get up that way sometime. Your kind words just reminded me to slow down and paint with serenity & peace - I've been painting quite intensely this past week and needed to hear that!

leojacko
11-07-2004, 12:21 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

Hi John,

This is a magical landscape - :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'd love to try those colours, but don't have them in my current range of acrylics. :D

Maybe I'll have something closer in my watercolours to experiment with a bit, although I do know that adding white to acrylics makes such a difference.

Thanks for your kind comments on my fungi painting - no-one commented on my colour selection, so I thought I'd goofed by usiing Vandyke Brown :(

Nina

Lady Carol
11-08-2004, 11:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

This is really pretty and harmonious. You have achieved great atmosphere with your selection of colours

Lady Carol
11-08-2004, 11:03 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41711

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous2.jpg

This colour combination works really well together. You have achieved a great sense of depth and there is lots of really interesting things to look at. Nice example.

Lady Carol
11-08-2004, 11:05 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41668

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

The composition is simple but stunning. You have a good choice of colours.

Lady Carol
11-08-2004, 11:11 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41798

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/20222/tn_bluejay_final_photo_2_resize.jpg

For old paints, your blue jay turned out wonderfully. He has a lot of character and the colour choice is excellent.

JamieWG
11-08-2004, 11:20 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

Wow, John. I mean........

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Nov-2004/13766-15964-Wow.gif

This is gorgeous. I'm definitely inspired to try the palette you used! 'Love your rendering too.

Jamie

Donald_Smith
11-09-2004, 11:25 AM
Lady Carol,

I consider this painting (click link) to be analogous. I wish I could paint like this person.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211566

It has a Green dominant or Mother color, with Yellow for support and highlights. However, if you look real close, you will see other colors in the fine detail. Blues are in the shadows. But unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, there are some small spots of red along the shore.

So, my question is simple. As long as the dominant colors are analogous, can a few contrasting colors be used in the small detail work, like a small group of flowers and things like that? Or do you have to just use the three colors plus white? I would assume that burnt sienna and diox purple could be used for mixing darks? or is this a wrong assumption? I would have to use ONLY the three colors plus white, what about a black to darken colors with?

Thanks,
Don

JamieWG
11-09-2004, 03:22 PM
Lady Carol,

I consider this painting (click link) to be analogous. I wish I could paint like this person.

Don, Carol's having trouble with her internet connection, so I hope you don't mind if I step in here until she can return.

LOL....Yes, we all want to paint like Robin! She is soooo good. For that painting, her palette was ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow pale, and alizarin crimson. So, it was not done with an analogous palette.

An analogous palette would indeed be just three analogous colors and white. You don't need to use black if you choose the three carefully. ;)

I would assume that burnt sienna and diox purple could be used for mixing darks?

If you have a choice of an orange or a violet in your analogous palette, yes, you could select burnt sienna for your orange or diox for your violet, which would indeed help in mixing the darks.

Jamie

Donald_Smith
11-09-2004, 06:05 PM
Jamie,

Thanks for jumping in and answering my question. It sounds like this project is strictly adhearing to the analogous rules of only 3 consecutive colors on the color wheel + white, period, end of discussion, not even a hint of a complimentary color. Hmmm, I'll have to give that some thought. I've already got 2 paintings I'm working on and trying to get wrapped up and finished before Thanksgiving. I usually only get to work for 15 to 30 minutes once per day IF I'm lucky, and on rare occasion 60 to 120 minutes of uninterrupted time. It is something I've wanted to play with, just for fun.

thanks again,
Don

Quiet
11-09-2004, 08:32 PM
So, I've got a goofy little painting in analagous colors. Now where do I post it? Thanks!

John H
11-09-2004, 08:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41817

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/52171/tn_Analogous_Painting1_.jpg

Looks good, Debi. Blue for darks, green for mids, yellow for lights, and tasteful mixtures of the three ... a well drawn subject with nice textures; shingles, bricks, foliage ...

John H
11-09-2004, 08:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41798

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/20222/tn_bluejay_final_photo_2_resize.jpg

Very nice rendering - a beautiful bird in real life and a beautiful bird here - very realistic.

John H
11-09-2004, 08:57 PM
Thanks, Nina, Carol and Jamie!

busy91
11-10-2004, 10:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41798

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/20222/tn_bluejay_final_photo_2_resize.jpg

What a lovely bird. I really like the way the colors work well together.

Godzoned
11-11-2004, 11:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41668

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

ok after seeing these two I am impressed and inspired!

Never heard of analogous colours before (or either I have and wasn't paying attention in school) Must have been hiding my head in the sand.

Now to find a subject to paint......

Lady Carol
11-12-2004, 10:10 PM
So, I've got a goofy little painting in analagous colors. Now where do I post it? Thanks!

Hi Quiet. You go to the Art Project System and post it in the project for autologous colours. You can find the project in Content Areas at the top of the page. Just click on that and there is a drop down menu. Choose the first...Art Projects.. on the left of the Art Project page is Index of all Projects. Click on that and look for Autologous Colours. Should be near the top of the list. Then click on that link and there is a link to upload the final image. Hope this helps. Looking forward to seeing it there.

Lady Carol
11-12-2004, 10:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41863

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/48307/tn_Analogous_Zebra.jpg

Hi Queen Bee. What colours did you use? I agree with you. Out of the ordinary colours for a zebra work well.

Lady Carol
11-12-2004, 10:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/6937/tn_Dscf0001.jpg

Hi busy91. Good effort. The project is about mixing using only three colours. Either 2 primaries and 1 secondary, or, 1 primary and two secondaries. Not bad though.

Maygoblin
11-13-2004, 02:17 AM
Hi every one. :wave: I peeped into the gallery and the all paintings there are just amazing! :clap: I never thought three colours alone could make such fantastic looking paintings, so when I saw the pictures, I was like WOW!!!I just signed myself up for the project. Hopefully I'll have something to show in the next couple of days because I'm absolutely free this weekend.

Artguy29
11-13-2004, 08:26 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

Amazing work, John!
You've done a great job working with these colors.
Well done :clap: :clap: !

Dave

Lady Carol
11-13-2004, 12:05 PM
Hi every one. :wave: I peeped into the gallery and the all paintings there are just amazing! :clap: I never thought three colours alone could make such fantastic looking paintings, so when I saw the pictures, I was like WOW!!!I just signed myself up for the project. Hopefully I'll have something to show in the next couple of days because I'm absolutely free this weekend.

Welcome to the project. Looking forward to seeing your contribution.

Gracie7
11-14-2004, 02:11 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42027

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/51524/tn_DSC00574.JPG

I welcome all constructive criticism. I have just started to paint, with a lot of encouragement from my neighbor, and who turned me on to WetCanvas. What a great source of information and support! It's nice to know there are artist from every level here.

Maygoblin
11-14-2004, 05:06 AM
After finishing my painting and looking at everyone else's again, I noticed that my colours seem a little too intense. I think maybe I should have gone lighter on the background. At least my mom likes it. :D

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41967

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/6937/tn_Dscf0001.jpg

Busy91, though you used a few different shades of three colours, my untrained eye can't really tell the difference. :D Not really certain as to how many layers of paint you used because some parts have a really good texture while others look kinda thin. It would be nice to see this developed further. :)

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41817

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/52171/tn_Analogous_Painting1_.jpg

debimari, this one captures the serenity of an early morning mood; the colours are pastel like and very fresh.

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42027

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/51524/tn_DSC00574.JPG

Gracie7, welcome to wetcanvas. Good start for your first entry ever. I'm a sucker for water lilies so I love your subject matter, particularly the petals. You managed to render the texture of the paper frills. Good job.

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41798

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/20222/tn_bluejay_final_photo_2_resize.jpg

Joa, I like the loose background in contrast with the neatly painted bird and the branches. Makes it look really sleek. :clap:

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41710

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous1.jpg

This is a beauty John H. It looks frosty and at the same time it looks like one of those faded photographs that make you really nostalgic.

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41711

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/1622/tn_analogous2.jpg

Love this one as well. It's very dramatic compared to Analogous 1. Good choice of colours.

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=41668

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

Leojacko, very smart of you to use really similar colours. Not only do they suit the mushrooms well but you don't have to sweat over blending the colours. :D I like the shadows on the stalks. This also kind of reminds me of the sugarplum fairies.

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Queen Bee, this is really cool, really cheerful, really fun... :clap: The colours just go really well with the whole stripe thing.

Just my opinion, hope I don't offend anyone. You can just ignore me. :D

Gracie7
11-14-2004, 05:17 PM
[QUOTE=Maygoblin]Gracie7, welcome to wetcanvas. Good start for your first entry ever. I'm a sucker for water lilies so I love your subject matter, particularly the petals. You managed to render the texture of the paper frills. Good job.

It was scary placing my first entry. Thank you for your encouraging feedback Maygoblin.

Lady Carol
11-14-2004, 05:49 PM
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Well done Gracie on your first attempt at acrylics. And you picked a difficult colour project to start with. Your choice of colours was excellent and in keeping with the autologous concept. Cup cakes. Now I am hungry

Gracie7
11-14-2004, 06:05 PM
Thank you for your comments Lady Carol. What a great way to develop the artist I know I want to be.

Godzoned
11-15-2004, 03:25 PM
Thank you for your comments Lady Carol. What a great way to develop the artist I know I want to be.

Welcome Gracie
You will LOVE wetcanvas. I couldn't afford art classes but found this site. Since then I have learnt so much and still learning and it doesn't cost me any extra in the budget! (Except maybe artsupplies! lol)

Here everyone is a tutor and everyone a learner. I love the inspiration from this place.

Ok enough raving. I really should do my Analogous colour painting. I have one in mind. I really hope that my paints I ordered arrive this week I am running out of yellow really fast!

Gracie7
11-15-2004, 11:37 PM
Welcome Gracie
You will LOVE wetcanvas. I couldn't afford art classes but found this site. Since then I have learnt so much and still learning and it doesn't cost me any extra in the budget! (Except maybe artsupplies! lol)

Here everyone is a tutor and everyone a learner. I love the inspiration from this place.



That's exactly how I feel :D :clap:

Godzoned
11-16-2004, 07:03 PM
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My entry. I just had to have a go. I was going to do yellow pansies with their green leaves but I have run out of yellow. :crying:

So did this one. I may try another. I enjoyed this alot.

Godzoned
11-16-2004, 09:22 PM
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My second attempt. This is so much better than my first. Got the hang of it again I think.

Gudrun
11-16-2004, 11:21 PM
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Oh that is beautiful, well done.I love the blues...in all tones..

Godzoned
11-17-2004, 03:07 PM
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Oh that is beautiful, well done.I love the blues...in all tones..

Thanks
How have you been. I have missed you in the ATC's.
I'm having a break from them for a while.

Gudrun
11-17-2004, 03:45 PM
Thanks
How have you been. I have missed you in the ATC's.
I'm having a break from them for a while.


I had so much other stuff..but I think I paint new ATCs soon..I see so much wonderful cards and need something to trade with :) ...I prepared a show at Crete, had a big gospel event, lost to do at work, articles for the encaustic journal in Germany....yes..but now I see land..that is a saying in Germany....I love your robin...is it a robin?
BTW i do an interview next week after Thanksgiving (26.th of nov.) for a Florida radio channel...via phone, about encaustic and art and..and

Lady Carol
11-17-2004, 07:26 PM
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What a great colour combination and it works well with the subject matter. I also like the texture you achieved. How did you do that?

Godzoned
11-17-2004, 11:57 PM
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What a great colour combination and it works well with the subject matter. I also like the texture you achieved. How did you do that?

Thankyou

Dry brushing on the textured paper I chose.
Then I put a thin wash of colour overtop once dry.

Godzoned
11-18-2004, 12:01 AM
I had so much other stuff..but I think I paint new ATCs soon..I see so much wonderful cards and need something to trade with :) ...I prepared a show at Crete, had a big gospel event, lost to do at work, articles for the encaustic journal in Germany....yes..but now I see land..that is a saying in Germany....I love your robin...is it a robin?
BTW i do an interview next week after Thanksgiving (26.th of nov.) for a Florida radio channel...via phone, about encaustic and art and..and

Good to see you are keeping really busy (and out of trouble lol)
My bird is a Blue Jay.

The radio interview sounds really awesome. Don't for get to mention wetcanvas ATC's! lol - I'm sure you will be great. :clap:

lazurus
11-19-2004, 12:39 AM
I'm just thankful it's not a monochromatic. :p

joa
11-19-2004, 10:39 AM
Monochromatic? That's and idea--maybe we can do that some time?!

Jo

lazurus
11-19-2004, 11:23 AM
Oh no not MONO :wink2: he he

Wonder if this is exceptable for analagous? Pretty sure, but not a 100% positive- http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=portfolio_entries&userid=38483&proj_id=781

HRH Goldie
11-20-2004, 11:11 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/completed/27068/tn_fungi1fin.jpg

I don't know what is wrong with me but I have just found this project - guess I forgot it was November lol!
Anyway I was reading through the loads of posts and found this first image. Extremely well done with an extremely restricted pallette. I would have thought that you have been really mean to yourself saying as white isn't counted. Burnt sienna is a derivative of the main brown so by my calculation you have used only one colour. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Lovely painting and works so well - good choice of subject. :wave:

HRH Goldie
11-20-2004, 11:22 PM
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Simply gorgeous! :clap: :clap: :clap:
It reminds me of pulling open the curtains just as the light is starting to break through the cold steely darkness. You catch a glimpse of the heavy frosted ground and the twinkling crystals that have adorned all of the foliage around like a million fairy lights - wow!

Lady Carol
11-20-2004, 11:24 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/781/progress/38483/tn_bluemoon.jpg

Interesting colour combination. They would really well together though in this somewhat rurealistic landscape

Lady Carol
11-21-2004, 08:12 PM
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Wonderful colours Wendy. What were they?

sundiver
11-22-2004, 09:30 PM
Wonderful colours Wendy. What were they?

Violet, orange and red, but they had cutesy names like Pumpkin because they were those craft acrylics in the little bottles. I thickened them with texture gel.
I do want to get back to acrylics but have only cmy+titanium white in tubes.
I had to cut down on art supply spending lol. This is with palette knife and isn't very good, I know, but it was fun!

Godzoned
11-23-2004, 03:58 AM
I do want to get back to acrylics but have only cmy+titanium white in tubes.
I had to cut down on art supply spending lol. This is with palette knife and isn't very good, I know, but it was fun!

I have artist quality in Atelier paints and only have Napthol Red light, Arylamide yellow, Mars black, Ultramarine blue, Burnt umber and titanium white - olive green coming soon. I think those colours are all I need for the moment.

The other colours I use are from a student quality acylic paints. As I run out I replace them with artist quality when I get free vouchers from point schemes and money for Christmas/birthdays. I know what it is like on a tight budget. My husband is nervous about me spending heaps of money on paint and canvas but he will love it when I start selling my paintings :D

Love your light house. Really great colours! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Black Pearl
11-27-2004, 10:45 PM
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Snuck in to have a look at your stuff, since you were kind enough to peruse and comment on mine.
I like the way you draw the viewer in with your choice of perspective with the rocky trail.
This scene reminds me of the hobbits trail in their meanderings with Gollum, in The Lord of the Rings.

Godzoned
11-28-2004, 09:11 PM
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Awesome! :clap:
Love the water effect on top love the fish and the hint of the bottom of the pond.

John H
11-29-2004, 02:08 AM
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Nice composition and realistic rendering. I like going to the local pond and feeding these critters. This is just what they look like. You've captured the motion very well.
Good pallete choice ... cad orange, cad yellow and sap green ... you're getting a broad range of values from these (especially the much-needed darks).

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 05:12 PM
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Charming little picture - like the foliage on the left! :)

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 05:19 PM
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Beautifully painted in all respects - colour, tone, form and detail. This painting has a lovely cold, formal atmosphere.

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 05:21 PM
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Again, lovely colour and a nice painting! :)

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 05:25 PM
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A lovely painting Debimari - it's very difficult getting sufficient dark tones with some colour schemes - but that's what we're learning to do with this type of project - stretch our colour mixing capabilities! Well done! :)

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 05:30 PM
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Quite a lot of dry brushwork!
Nice shape -
.....may I ask, did you consider using any white or yellow for mixing? (It's just that you've narrowed the colour range even further, to just the two! Difficult!!) :)

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 05:33 PM
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Top marks again for using whatever comes to hand as a painting surface!!!
Nice shape again - lovely stream-lined body. :)

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 06:04 PM
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Very good first attempt - you chose a difficult subject here, very intricate, but you've achieved a good range of colour and detail.
Well done!

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Beautiful painting Jo with lovely attention to the intricate detail of the blue jay - blending is excellent! :)

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I'm sure I've commented on this before Carol!
Love the rhythm of the fish - has it moved from the easel now? :wink2:
Nice painting! :)

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So would you rather you'd had time to blend more? Is that what you meant about your brush strokes?
This has a very nice 'lunar' feeling to it - is it now hanging in your home?
Nice, restful quality - peace reigns!!! :)

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Now if he was on a zebra crossing over here, the traffic would definitely stop!
I like this individual response to the subject - well done! :)

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I do like this Wendy. The painting has a decided collage-like effect - very strong and chunky! - and the colours are scrumptious!!
Now get some more colours and join us more often - you know I love your work! :)

Charlie's Mum
11-30-2004, 06:07 PM
Carol, I know it's December tomorrow, but I'm about half way through my painting and I'm still going to post it when finished! That's a promise! :angel:
Something called 'Life' keeps getting in the way! ;)

Godzoned
11-30-2004, 10:05 PM
Quite a lot of dry brushwork!
Nice shape -
.....may I ask, did you consider using any white or yellow for mixing? (It's just that you've narrowed the colour range even further, to just the two! Difficult!!) :)

no never occured to me really.
I like the challenge of limiting myself with a small palette every now and again. :)

Lady Carol
12-02-2004, 12:13 AM
Carol, I know it's December tomorrow, but I'm about half way through my painting and I'm still going to post it when finished! That's a promise! :angel:
Something called 'Life' keeps getting in the way! ;)

Maureen, that is what I like about these projects. They are open. Post when you are done and notify us of the post so we can comment.

MsLilypond
12-02-2004, 02:19 PM
Carol, I know it's December tomorrow, but I'm about half way through my painting and I'm still going to post it when finished! That's a promise! :angel:
Something called 'Life' keeps getting in the way! ;)
For me it's christmas that's getting in the way - have 4 sculpts to finish by the 19th because my side of the family is having christmas a weekend early due to my mom and cousin having to work on christmas. argh.
But I do have the painting started - the backgrounds blocked in, mostly.

Godzoned
12-02-2004, 03:12 PM
I have one in progress too.
My yellow paint finally arrived from an internet order. :clap:

Christmas preps also getting in the way. Heaps of people coming around this year. My first very big Christmas around home. Hmmmm might take heaps of natural posed photos. Painting ideas forming........ :D

"think art" :wave:

Godzoned
12-04-2004, 12:10 AM
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Done today.
Really happy with the results.
I even prepared the support myself! :D

Charlie's Mum
12-04-2004, 11:36 AM
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Happy and sunny, just right to brighten a late-autumn-cold-almost-winter day!
Nice coronet of pansies! :)

Charlie's Mum
12-04-2004, 11:39 AM
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I said I'd make it Carol!.....just a few days late!!!

I loved painting these shapes with the sensuous curves (!), cool colours and the sun shining through the flowers.
Forgot to put the size in the Main Project details - it's 30x40cms, approx 12x16ins.

Godzoned
12-04-2004, 09:56 PM
I said I'd make it Carol!.....just a few days late!!!

I loved painting these shapes with the sensuous curves (!), cool colours and the sun shining through the flowers.
Forgot to put the size in the Main Project details - it's 30x40cms, approx 12x16ins.

I forgot the size in mine too -11 3/4" x 8 1/4 "
Thanks Charlie's Mum
Spring here in the Southern Hemisphere :clap: :D

Yours is very good. Like the detail in your flowers. :clap: :clap: :clap:

sundiver
12-07-2004, 08:26 AM
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This has a lovely fresh, light quality that I like.

sundiver
12-07-2004, 08:31 AM
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This is my favorite of yours at the moment. In 5 minutes it might be the other one, because they are both superb!

Lady Carol
12-16-2004, 04:56 PM
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Maureen, glad to see this. I think your colour choice has worked really well here. I particularly like the darker background. It really makes the lillies pop.

Lady Carol
12-16-2004, 04:59 PM
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Interesting support you have used. The pansies are pretty and the composition would make a good greeting card. Glad you like the project.