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Jacek
12-30-2004, 03:15 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: The Patterns of Nature
Project Leader: Jacek
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Watercolor paints
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

This is your challenge to explore Nature in its many forms close-up.

Make a painting or drawing of a close-up of some natural object like a plant, cloud, net, feather, etc.

Such fragments of the surroundings may show just the structure of an object or an impression it has made on you.

Good luck and have fun!
I'm looking forward to seeing your entries!



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=808)

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.

Gudrun
12-30-2004, 03:31 PM
I'm in....hello and dobry den from Germany...I ill not be able to start tomorrow but as soon as I have time....
Gudrun

Jacek
12-30-2004, 05:53 PM
Welcome Gudrun, the first participant! Dzien dobry, Herzlich Willkommen!
I am looking forward for your entries, good luck :wave:

Rainbow71
12-30-2004, 06:06 PM
Thanks, jacek, sounds like fun!

Jacek
12-30-2004, 06:42 PM
Hey Rainbow71, thank you for joining us
I hope you will enjoy :wave:

Jacek
01-01-2005, 03:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43299

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/6626/tn_missmouse_tulip.jpg

Orchide, this close-up of Miss Mouse's Tulip makes powerful intriguing square composition. glad to have your submissions to the project.

Jacek
01-01-2005, 03:30 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43342

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/21646/tn_driftwood.jpg

Aquila, your mystical abstraction is inspiring for different interpretations. It is very brave and effective the way you use blacks – they builds strong diagonal composition. Thanks for taking part!! :wave:

Jacek
01-01-2005, 03:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43297

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/progress/44355/tn_fence_masking_ink_washes.jpg

Hi Donna,
your sketches and watercolour both in Progress and Final Entries are quite expressiv close-up images of nature. It is also interesting to see how you explore unconventional areas to look for patterns. Thank you for posting! Looking forward to seeing more of your work. :wave:

pampe
01-01-2005, 06:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43342

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/21646/tn_driftwood.jpg

This is really stunning!

aquila
01-02-2005, 01:29 PM
Thank you both for your kind comments. I can take criticism too if you have any suggestions of what I should take in to consideration to improve my next attempt at this project (which I'm already working on) ;)

Pampe, I've been following your paintings for a while now so it was especially flattering to get such a nice comment from you! :)

My thanks to you both,
Judy

leojacko
01-03-2005, 02:56 AM
This looks an exciting project. I'm impressed and inspired by the works posted so far !

Will be back soon. :)

Nina

Jacek
01-04-2005, 03:26 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43528

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/21646/tn_naturespattern.jpg

Three colors gives good discipline, I like the way it harmonizes your beautiful painting. Thank you for both great entries with original patterns!
Looking forward to seeing more of your work. :wave:

Jacek
01-12-2005, 06:44 PM
Tsunami Art Aid took over our attention recently,
but perhaps it’s time to come back to our search for patterns of nature … :wave:

Jacek
01-16-2005, 04:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43992

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/744/tn_sassi_acquaWC.jpg

ciao rapolina, it is absolutely great pattern!
Can also be regard as decorative design for textile

I admire your water distortion experiments
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=42366
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/798/completed/744/tn_sottacqua.jpg

Jacek
01-16-2005, 04:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=44139

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/27068/tn_butterfly1sm.jpg

It is powerful and very original entry, Nina. I like the way you let paint and brush to talk their way. It is interesting to see how different areas artists look for inspiration!
Thank you for posting! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
:wave:

Jacek
01-28-2005, 02:11 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=44467

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/32077/tn_JK_W4_32x.jpg

We often discover orders in nature, but sometimes we find configurations so compound, that it is hard to discover any order features, and they seems to be chaotic. Our attempts to paint it may lead to abstract depiction.

DonnaE
02-02-2005, 09:05 PM
Thank you for your comments Jacek - sorry I did not respond sooner - I've been having an adventure in relocating from one end of Australia to the very other. I have no access to my scanner until it arrives with my pots and pans and etc so I can't continue to contribute at this stage but will asap.
Regards
Donna

tia13
02-27-2005, 07:29 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43290

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/32077/tn_JK_W4_Trzciny6x.jpg

I am still SO NEW and SO INSPIRED by everyone's work! A credit card??? Maybe I won't cut them up after all! LOL!

There is a calm from the colors amidst a flurry of lines. It speaks to me.

tia13
02-27-2005, 07:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=44139

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/27068/tn_butterfly1sm.jpg

leojacko - I am a moth enthusiast and raise wild silks - I always try to make them so precise! You have given me "permission" to just let nature take her course! Thank you!

ameliajordan
03-01-2005, 09:40 PM
I just found this project and it sounds great. I took some photos of rocks in Yellowstone Park a few years ago. Told myself I'd paint them and now I have the pressure to get going :p Are we suppose to post our reference image here?

ameliajordan
03-01-2005, 09:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43528

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/21646/tn_naturespattern.jpg

I like your background and think it enhances the painting!

ameliajordan
03-01-2005, 09:51 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=44139

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/27068/tn_butterfly1sm.jpg

What wet-in-wet control :clap: :clap: Can you offer any hints on how to know when the paper is the right amount of wet to keep this much control of the paint while having the small wet-in-wet spread of the paint.

leojacko
03-02-2005, 01:17 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=44139

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/27068/tn_butterfly1sm.jpg

What wet-in-wet control :clap: :clap: Can you offer any hints on how to know when the paper is the right amount of wet to keep this much control of the paint while having the small wet-in-wet spread of the paint.

Hi Tia & Amelia,

Thank you for your kind comments :)

I like painting wet in wet & use it a lot in my paintings.

I often wet the back of the paper then the front, slap it onto a board :D and then it stays flat while I am working.

The secret in controlling the spread of the applied paint is to wait until it is almost dry before adding stronger pigment.

This is a bit hard for me to explain but here goes ...

This is a bit tricky and depends upon the room temperature and humidity too. Generally the paper is about right for this technique when the wet shine on the paper starts to become dull. Another thing to remember is that the pigment on your brush needs to be wet enough to run off the tip of the brush but not so wet that it causes "cauliflowers" or "Run backs" on the paint you have already applied. :(

[unless, of course that you intend to create these features in your painting :evil: ]

Hope this helps

Nina

Jacek
01-21-2006, 05:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52062

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/32077/tn_JK_aq_W2005_06.jpg

There has been quite silent here :(
I have uploaded two paintings made last summer hoping this project will inspire you to paint and submit your works.
:wave:

leverettfinn
01-28-2006, 07:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52062

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/32077/tn_JK_aq_W2005_06.jpg

this is beautiful in it's simplicity...

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=43528

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/21646/tn_naturespattern.jpg

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=44467

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/32077/tn_JK_W4_32x.jpg

Interesting textures and design.....

this is wonderful...great limited palette


What a great project!

Lauren

Jacek
01-29-2006, 10:47 AM
Welcome Lauren, I am glad you like the project. :)
Thank you for your comments on paintings. I hope to see you entries here, as I admire your paintings a lot.
I visited your web page with such a variety of themes and techniques! It was exciting to go all around it and find such a treasures like for example the “Nant” (http://laureneverettfinn.com/wk18.html) portrait – a real masterpiece!
Your painting of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania (http://laureneverettfinn.com/wk4.html) resolves somehow my Tsunami painting, that you made comment on. Especially the part I cropped where “the Crater is touched with the clouds”. Well, however it is not the seascape but at least the mountain is big as tsunami wave.
I admire its simplicity. The way it was painted reminds me of my favorite Prince Charles’ simple watercolor (http://www.belgraviagallery.com/IMAGE/PW113.jpg) sketches from his journeys.
You planned to paint a huge acrylic of the crater – did you manage?

leverettfinn
01-29-2006, 08:06 PM
Well Jacek...I'm so flattered! Thank you! I have long admired your work....I remember your donation to the wetcanvas Tsunami fund raiser....It was gorgeous!...

I think I will sign up for your project...I'm involved in the postcard exchange and perhaps will paint some "patterns of nature" postcards.


I am ashamed to say that the crater is still only painted in my mind....That trip was so inspiring....I would love to go back. Beautiful landscape, beautiful people, beautiful animals. I see the similarities in our two paintings...thanks for illustrating that!

Lauren

Jacek
01-31-2006, 06:56 AM
I think I will sign up for your project...I'm involved in the postcard exchange and perhaps will paint some "patterns of nature" postcards.
Lauren
Very good idea, Lauren. Welcome!

buffholtman
02-24-2006, 04:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53370

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/9458/tn_Nature_2.jpg

Carrie, your colors are clean and bright! Wow! I love it. It strikes a chord within the viewer that is harmonious and lyric. Wonderful.

Jacek
02-24-2006, 06:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53370

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/9458/tn_Nature_2.jpg

Carrie, your colors are clean and bright! Wow! I love it. It strikes a chord within the viewer that is harmonious and lyric. Wonderful.
You are right Buff, it is really dynamic patterns of nature, bright and vivid.
Carrie, is this vibrant concentration of color energy your dream of spring?

Carrie
02-25-2006, 02:19 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53370

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/9458/tn_Nature_2.jpg

Carrie, your colors are clean and bright! Wow! I love it. It strikes a chord within the viewer that is harmonious and lyric. Wonderful.

Thanks Buff. I made a little series of these small format absracts to be used for greeting cards at OSA. I think you are a member.... right?

Carrie, is this vibrant concentration of color energy your dream of spring?

Thanks Jacek. I'm ready for Spring. Supposed to be 50 today and no rain.

Jacek
12-08-2006, 05:57 AM
:wave: Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53369

Nature 1
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/9458/tn_Nature_1.jpg

Cerry I just find out another of your bright and colorful entries. Thank you for posting this images
of Simplify nature to color, contrast and texture.
Wonderful! I love its dynamic and positive energy.
Water Media applied with brush sticks and fingers
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53375

Nature 3
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/9458/tn_Nature_3.jpg
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53400

Crustacean
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/808/completed/9458/tn_NatureCrustacianwc.jpg