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12-31-2004, 04:43 PM
(I should have started this on our first anniversary..... hindsight, huh?)
When you have finished doing this week's WDE :) ....... I thought it would be nice if everyone posted ONE image selected from all the WDEs you have done in the past year, in this thread!
Pick your favorite, your best, your worst, your breakthrough, your experiment, whatever you want, but just one. You can tell something about it if you like, or just mention which WDE it was.(if you still know ;) )
Since the WDEs came into existance in Oct. of 2003, we can include those last months, too.
And let's keep the thread to our image postings, without commenting on each other's work this time, so the thread won't get too unweildy.
Can't wait to see them all together!
12-31-2004, 08:01 PM
8/7/04 WDE Transparent Watercolor on Arches Bright White 140# WC Paper. Approx. 15"x11". My style ( :D definately not subtle nor understated :wink2: ) seems to have crept out into the light for the first time.
12-31-2004, 08:06 PM
Terrific idea Wendy :)
10x13 Pastel on Wallis, WDE 10.22.04
This will have to be my favorite WDE painting or any painting of 2004...it sold a few weeks ago in a public sale to a non-family member :D I was high on art for a solid week!
12-31-2004, 08:46 PM
This was my favorite. I didn't know I could paint glass, till I tried this WDE.
12-31-2004, 11:20 PM
Super idea, Wendy ! :clap: I had no idea that WDE's were so young !
My fav. because I think if I'd met him in real life. I'da really just liked the dog for the sentient being he is. I was pleased the wc was strong yet water-y. (I think this was about April '04, but I'm not sure anymore).
01-01-2005, 06:21 AM
I second the motion! Fabulous idea Wendy :clap: :clap: :clap:
I picked the very first WDE I did from Jan. 24, 2004 that Celestia hosted.
It started the "addiction"
Can't wait to see the other entries to the WDE hall of fame
01-01-2005, 10:23 AM
It's difficult for me. I have two favourites. "big cows" 18/9 or "sleeping child"
3/12. Okay, let's say the latter. Acrylics on masonite, 61x81cm.
01-01-2005, 01:34 PM
From Nov 6, 04... this was either my third or fourth try at charcoal (can't quite remember), but it was the first one that I felt that I was controlling it, rather than vice versa. :wink2:
I like trying new media, techniques or experiment with composition with the WDE. It's really gratifying when one 'clicks'. :D
01-01-2005, 02:36 PM
I've enjoyed all the WDEs, since late last January, but this one may be my favorite. From March 27. I am a major fan of Georgia O'Keefe, so that may be why I like the macro view of flowers. Watercolor, as most of mine are.
Glad you decided to do this Wendy. What fun!
This was really hard to decide. As a general rule, my favorite tends to be what ever I am working on at the time. :D However, I keep coming back to this one. I like the expression in his eyes. I also like the way the ears flop. I just think the photo was adorable and I was pleased with how my drawing of it came out. This was from WDE 7/3/04.
5 x 7 colored pencil on Stonehenge
01-01-2005, 02:58 PM
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to post something from 2004's WDEs. :clap:
I discovered the WDEs in August, but didn't post anything until Sept. 3, which was the first time I showed any artwork I had done on WetCanvas.
I have followed the WDEs ever since, though have only had the time to do any artwork for them 3 or 4 times. I plan to do better in 2005! I'm working on time management strategies. :D :rolleyes:
Here is a charcoal pencil drawing I did for my Christmas/Yule card this year, though I did it about a month after the reference photo was posted for a WDE.
Nicole (Caulfield) of New Hampshire included a lovely photo of her daughter, dressed as an angel for the November 20 WDE. Here is my version of it. Size is 4-1/4" x 6-1/2".
New Year Blessings to all! :D
Lauren F-M :wave:
01-01-2005, 04:49 PM
What a great idea ! :clap:
i haven't been participating as much as i should - but i'm going to try to make better attendance at the WDEs a 2005 priority!
This one was from July 31, 2004, and "she" is living in France now!
01-01-2005, 06:40 PM
Excellent idea Wendy!!! :clap: But where's your's???
I have so many favorites from the past year...there were so many great images to choose from! I dabbled in all mediums...some were good and some not so good. Most of all I am most proud of how my w/c improved with the help of WDE's.
But I chose this one because it was the first one that I did and it really got me hooked on WDE's. It's from Mkathleen's WDE Jan 3/04 and I haven't missed one since...been late a few of times but didn't miss any.
I did a sketch for the actual WDE but it became the basis for one of my favorite scratch pieces and also my first non-animal scratch.
Grandma's Boots 8X10 on Clayboard Black scratch art
01-01-2005, 08:37 PM
This was fun, if just for the reason of going through all of my WDEs again..... I had a hard time choosing, because there are 3 or 4 that I love........ but this is my choice........ Sascha the pup....... July 17, 2004.......
01-01-2005, 11:27 PM
This was fun, if just for the reason of going through all of my WDEs again.....
I enjoyed that, too! :) And this thread is looking amazing already! Do we rock or what?! :clap:
Here's my favorite, from lisilk's Oct 20 WDE : oil pastel on 5x7 suede matboard
01-02-2005, 12:01 AM
This is my breakthrough piece. It was the first time that I could see how to paint the picture in watercolour, and exactly which colours I wanted to use. It turned out how I wanted, except for the horse, which looks more like a donkey.
It is also the first one that my secretary liked. She is my best critic!!
01-02-2005, 12:46 AM
It was hard to pick my fave from my WDE submissions, until i saw this one again...
approx 4 X6, soft pastel on Lacarte
01-02-2005, 05:19 AM
Since I have only done less than a dozen WDE's I didn't have to look through many, but still had a hard time deciding, since each week there was something that I remembered (good or bad) LOL I think I will go with the first, since that is when I began to think maybe I could put paint on paper and make it look like it should. There are others that I think turned out better, but this was definitely a first in many ways.
01-02-2005, 12:57 PM
Hi Wendy - thanks for starting this thread. It really makes you sit up and think about your progress when you look through all the WDE's you've participated in.
Here's my favorite because I think I finally got how to work those blasted oil pastels - :D
01-02-2005, 02:01 PM
Oh, I do love the WDE's, but I've not done one in a long time. Here's one from Feb. 28, 2004:
01-02-2005, 02:34 PM
Thanks Wendy - what a great idea! I've only been painting since last April, and I haven't participated as much as I'd like, due to work constraints. Hope I do better in 2005!
I had a hard time choosing between my Harvey kitty painting and one from Angie's (PastelMama) WDE. I think I'll go with the Red Antique store. It's newer, so it has to be better, right???
Sennelier Oil Pastels on approx 10x16 beige Canson mi Tientes
01-02-2005, 04:18 PM
This was a superb idea, Wendy. It's fantastic to see something from everyone in the same thread and what a marvellous variety there is.
I'm sorry I haven't been with you for a while. I have been lurking but just no time to join in. My husband has been in hospital for over a month now about 40 miles from home and I'm visiting every day which means being out of the house for nearly 12 hours. With any luck I shall have him home again around 17th Jan so fingers crossed I shall be able to participate once more after that.
Meantime, I think this is my personal favourite from 2004. Artisticly because still life is way outside my normal comfort zone and I was pleased with how this one turned out but also because of the memories the subject matter evoked for me.
It's a 16 x 12 watercolour W&N on 140lb NOT.
01-02-2005, 07:43 PM
I really enjoyed slopping the paint on this one and liked the scene. Something that I anxiously anticipate every week.
01-03-2005, 09:39 AM
Well i guess my fav is fiddlesticks,the challenge was in the painting of the musical instruments and i was pleased the way the whole thing came together.
01-03-2005, 03:15 PM
Yes, You all ROCK! :clap: :clap: :clap: Wish I had started sooner. I only did the most recent 2 WDEs and the first was somewhat incomplete. I will join in as much as possible this year and hope to be posting some lovely paintings along with you next year. Hope its ok that I popped in here to comment.
01-03-2005, 03:50 PM
This was from the August 7th, 2004 event. Memorable to me as its the first time I went with full color and succeeded.
01-03-2005, 04:31 PM
"Salsa" from October 8. Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12". An artist whose work I'd been admiring for awhile purchased it, which to me is the ultimate compliment.
01-03-2005, 05:49 PM
So difficult to choose just one, I have had such fun doing these and the opportunity to paint subjects I would never have painted without the good people who have hosted the WDEs. This is from Christine (HRH Goldie)'s WDE on 2nd October.
01-03-2005, 08:29 PM
I have so much to choose from..because I get really excited by the WDEs and want to paint as many of the images as possible! Just knowing that there will be so many challenges really gets my attention, however I've chosen one that is memorable for me in that I was asked to sell it before it was finished! I think it was Marilyn's WDE
01-03-2005, 10:33 PM
What a great idea!
I'm a relative newcomer to the WDE family and I've missed a lot of the wonderful images posted in this thread.
This is one of my first posts here, and has to be my favorite so far...
From November 5....
Watercolor - 6" X 9" - on sketchbook paper.
PS...My sister-in-law fell in love with this one, so it has a new home now... :D
01-03-2005, 11:20 PM
Great Thread Wendy,
Due to Health reasons, I was only able to participate in seven WDE's this past year, but I have watched many of the WDE's these past months, and have seen so many grow with their art. This painting was done Feb 2lst 2004, it was my second WDE, the second painting I had ever done, and my first Bird or animal. I remember, I was so amazed when I realized the painting really looked a lot like the pic, and I didn"t know how I had done that....(neither did my family) Ha Ha...Who Knew...Not I. Two months before, I was surfing the Web, and found WetCanvas, and here I was Painting a Bird. Quite a surprise, but that's what it does to some of us.LOL So the Hawk to me brings a smile to my face, and Happy Memories. :music: Sharron
01-04-2005, 01:18 AM
01-04-2005, 01:33 AM
Without question, my favorite painting for WDE was the rose. It was June 12, '04 and hosted by Noma. For those of you that don't know, my wife Kay passed away on April 11...Easter. All my friends on WDE gave me heartfelt words of condolence and encouragement. One quote that stuck in my soul was: "the light in your paintings has a name...it's name is 'Kay'". From there on, I dedicated the light in all my paintings to Kay and her love. The rose was her favorite flower.
Bless all you WDE artists.
01-04-2005, 08:44 PM
One of my favorites from a November WDE....
01-04-2005, 11:23 PM
I am a newcomer not just to the WDEs but to WC! also. I am amazed at everyone's artwork! :clap: :clap:
If I may be so bold as a rookie here, here is my favorite so far. I have only done 2 WDEs since joining and this was my first painting with oil pastels. It was from last weekends, so I hope I am not boring you with it. :)
Thanks for giving me the chance to join in and learn from you guys! :wave:
01-05-2005, 01:39 AM
It was very hard to pick my favorite from laast year but Yellow Aspens won out. It was between them and woman in a red scarf. Watercolor. This is a great idea and very interesting.
The Aspens are matted and framed and very easy to live with.
01-05-2005, 10:42 AM
I haven't done as many wde's as I would have liked but it was still hard choosing one for this thread! Sorry, I couldn't remember which month or who hosted.
I am so happy to see a few from the wde I hosted!! :D
colored pencil on black canson, almost exactly actual size
01-06-2005, 08:21 PM
So much beautiful artwork! It's been amazing looking at everyones! This is from when I hosted on 12/18. It's my favorite so far, because I think it has been my nicest painting since getting back into my art. Pastel on Wallis.
01-07-2005, 03:06 AM
Man, this is tuff. This is not my favorite but... it was a crossover for me from drawing to painting. This was from Dec. 18th. and it was my first time ever using acrylics.
01-07-2005, 02:19 PM
Heavy Metal. After being away for a few weeks and then returning with this metal like peace was a new experience for me. Metal with wc, a strange combination, but for the first time I had the feeling I could control the water and paint a bit better. So I improved. Thanks to WDE's for the great inspirations. WDE 12-18-04 Alfred.
01-07-2005, 09:22 PM
This isn't my favorite but it was a break through as I am usually timid about brilliant color and I really do like color.
01-08-2005, 03:43 AM
What a fabulous idea this is - lovely to see everyones favourite piece from these WDEs. As I like, many can't always make the event, miss seeing so much of past & present work here.
This is one of my favourite always hoping to 'do better next time'
STORMY SKY RAGING SEA From HRH Goldie hosting - I think in Sept
01-08-2005, 07:46 AM
I'm quite new to this, so I don't have much to choose from, but this one was probably my best effort of the year:
01-08-2005, 12:01 PM
This was from Celia's trip to Alaska - I was intrigued by the thought of such a pretty, WARM display in what I always thought of as a COLD country!
WC! has taught me many things - not least, of how the world has shrunk :wink2:
01-08-2005, 12:13 PM
Hi, what a great idea this is and oh so hard to choose. But this painting is a favourite as it was the first one I entered: July 28
10 x 8 ins alkyd.
01-08-2005, 01:25 PM
This is a wonderful thread and great fun to go through! This guy is still my favorite, from back in Feb. 2004. He encourages me when I produce less successful efforts. Plus I like how the nut on the radiator came out.
01-09-2005, 11:09 AM
Choosing a favorite is every bit as challenging as participating in a WDE! I have to go with my Don Quixote from Jet's Dec. 24 picture gallery. I have always loved the book, and I frequently feel I am tilting at windmills when I paint or draw!
Thanks to all the hosts this year for some awesome reference photos.. I have only been participating for a few months and I feel like I have traveled over half of the globe with the wetcanvas wde community.. and what great travel companions you are!
01-11-2005, 04:58 PM
I have chosen this acrylic as it signified a great start in experimenting and meeting and greeting great people in the wde's.
I had great trouble with this I think some of you will probably remember and it was I believe the first time Maureen and I exchanged e-mails as she tried to explain perspective and how to correct lol! I bet she regrets ever sending me one that day :wink2: I was blown away by the help and support I got even if it was just to say how they respected me not giving up. I am sorry I can't remember which WDE it was but remember it was an old back street in Vienna. I received many offers of help and I was really moved by that but at the time was a little shy (yes folks me) and didn't want to put anyone to any trouble - my how I have changed lol!
Thank you for all of your support through good times and bad and I wish you all success in your next year of creating superb works of art to brighten our darkest days. :wave:
Special note - An indulgence I know - Sorry. Deano I did not know of the saddest of circumstances and was very moved to read your post. You yourself have been a guiding and comforting light with all of your positive and uplifting comments. I have always admired that rose as I have already told you but now I know why it was painted with such love and tenderness. May your light continue to shine.
01-11-2005, 11:27 PM
I only participated in a couple WDEs last year, but hope to do a lot more this year. I really enjoyed hosting last week's WDE, as well! The talent seen here every week is really mind-boggling! I've also seen several folks whose work grew by leaps and bounds last year, largely due to their participation in these weekly exercises. Great event!
Here was my first WDE (sometime in the summer, I think).
01-13-2005, 08:23 PM
Wow! It's nice to see the beautiful WDE works from all the different weeks again.
For me, who hasn't really done a lot WDE's, this has got to be my favorite because it was my first ever WDE. Done in watercolor (9x12) and I also posted it for sale under the Tsunami Victims Project.
I liked the effect of this painting I did in Feb 2004. I was taking a watercolour class at the time, and just kept trying to paint different things. I got this from a reference picture somewhere.
Khadres (Sooz) and Caulfield (Nicole) -- FYI -- your paintings came from the WDE I hosted on June 19th -- and they turned out great!
Even If It Rains
01-21-2005, 01:59 PM
Certainly not best hated it, but what a breakthrough! Almost chucked my brushes in the bin after doing this. After a good talking to from fellow WDE members I finally saw the wood amongst the trees. A definite turning point for me. It's been plain sailing since then! :D (well almost)
01-22-2005, 01:28 AM
What a neat idea. I have save my WDEs just so that I can see some of the things that I have done and try and watch for some improvement. But most of all this has been so much fun. I have been able to host a couple and pleased to see a couple of my photos transformed into beautiful artworks.
Anyway here is mine. I chose this one as it was the first time I had done any crystal and it was so much fun and I was totally pleased with the result and I ended up framing it and giving it to my daughter as she collects crystals and I thought it might fit in with that theme.
03-20-2005, 06:55 AM
This is one I am pleased with because it was a chance to try out the pointillist technique, which is very time-consuming, but I think worth it for the colourful end-result. I'd only attempted it once before and that one turned out quite well too.
This one is miniature size, about 5 by 4 ins.
Maybe one day I'll try another in pointillist style.
I must admit, looking back over my WDE's, I have actually improved from my first tentaive attempts. So I say, Bravo, to the WDE project!! :clap: :clap:
04-29-2005, 02:39 AM
Ohhhhhh dearrrr, impossible to decide. This one in the end, because I feel I've made a journey through various mediums, but finally ended back with the medium I love best... cp!
07-17-2005, 01:51 PM
What an amazing art collection! - have enjoyed looking at every single one..... they are all fantastic, what a talented bunch you are :) - its wonderful seeing all the different mediums too.....
I havent done many WDE's, but this one sticks in my mind
Pastels 9 x 12"
01-08-2006, 12:30 AM
What an awesome thread! Such Beautiful work produced last year. :clap: :clap: :clap: Its my first time going through the whole thing and who did it end with? My beautiful grand daughter. Gorgeous!
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