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khourianya
02-28-2005, 10:16 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Piece by Piece in Pastel
Project Leader: khourianya
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: 30
Maximum participants allowed: 28

Description:

In the book "Drawing on the right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards, she describes a drawing technique called "squaring up". In this technique, you take a square of a picture and capture every detail within that square. Though it may not look like much of anything, if you do this to an entire picture (capturing it all square by square), you will have all of the detail of the complete image.

In this Project, inspired by a thread in Pastel Talk, we will split a well known painting into 28 pieces. Each person will be given a piece of the painting and asked to complete it within the next month. As the pieces are submitted, both participants in this project and others in the forum are encouraged to try to guess what the actual painting is of. If we have more than 28 people sign up in a month, another painting will be started. If you finish your piece early and would like another piece, PM me and I will assign another to you.

I will number all of the pieces, but it will be randomized so as to not make it too easy to guess. Please submit your finished piece in the "Final Images" section and use the assigned piece number as the title for the piece. If you wish, you can submit progress images as you are working on the piece, but it is up to your personal preference and is not required.

Once all of the pieces are submitted, I will "stitch" them together in Photoshop to reveal the finished painting to us all...as well as the famous artist and painting that was used as inspiration.

This project will last for exactly one month and is open to both soft and oil pastels. The paintings should be completed in a square format only (you can choose whichever size you want - just make sure it is square) and I will PM the individual pieces to each participant as they sign up.

I would like to send a BIG thank you out to Binkie, whose thread inspired this project! If the response to this project is really good, there is a chance we could make it into a monthly project for us! So let's have a bit of fun...and get down to painting.


Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=837)

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.

khourianya
03-01-2005, 02:43 PM
Well, how exciting is this? I have already assigned 11 of the 28 pieces! In case you all were wondering, I took the piece with the signature for myself so as to keep the challenge up! Here's to us all having a great time putting together this puzzle! :D

Kathryn Wilson
03-01-2005, 03:03 PM
I got mine! Very interesting colors -

sundiver
03-01-2005, 04:04 PM
Mine's going to be....painterly! :D
Too fun!

Kathryn Day
03-01-2005, 04:10 PM
Thanks Cori,
Got mine! This sounds like fun!!!

antgeek
03-01-2005, 05:15 PM
thanks, i got the piece. this is a very fun idea, hope we do it monthly! now i just have to choose, op's or sp's, hmmm...

serra

Deborah Secor
03-01-2005, 07:57 PM
Okay--I'm in! Can't wait to see my piece... :D

Deborah

khourianya
03-01-2005, 08:44 PM
There you go, Deborah. I just PM'd it (and it's an interesting one...:D)

Okay - I have 5 more square pieces to go and 6 smaller rectangular pieces (the painting is an odd size so the last pieces are half squares in the grid...) . I am so excited to see the enthusiasm for this project so far. This promises to be a fun month!

Khadres
03-01-2005, 09:55 PM
Yes, this will be fun. Happily, I knew what it was and by whom as soon as I got my piece, but I won't blab....promise! I noticed my piece had a thin white bar along the left which kept it from being square...I lopped that off...hope that's okay? If you WANT 'em to have the bar(s), let us know so we can include them.

Also, I'm assuming we're supposed to COPY these rather than interpret them? Interpreting might be fun, but a whole other puzzle, I suppose.

khourianya
03-01-2005, 10:28 PM
Yes, please do ignore the thin white bars along any edges. that is just over cropping on my part. and double yes to the copying the piece. we want the piece to look somewhat close to the original. (and darn, you guessed already Sooz...and i thought I had made the pieces small enough to be a bit tricky...oh well, hopefully it will still be a challenge to some of the participants)

Khadres
03-01-2005, 11:08 PM
Yes, please do ignore the thin white bars along any edges. that is just over cropping on my part. and double yes to the copying the piece. we want the piece to look somewhat close to the original. (and darn, you guessed already Sooz...and i thought I had made the pieces small enough to be a bit tricky...oh well, hopefully it will still be a challenge to some of the participants)

Not to worry...it's just that I lucked out and got a piece I recognized immediately...if I'd gotten any other part, I probably woulda gone crazy trying to figure it out! I'd seen this one in person, BTW, years ago in Denver on a collection tour. Awesome to see genuine articles whenever you can. That's where I fell in love with Singer Sargent too.

bogbeast
03-01-2005, 11:33 PM
I'm game!
I saw a project like this at school a few years back--as it was displayed "live", the pieces were all the same size, but there was plenty of interpretation by the various artists, and the end result was fun--sort of like a patchwork quilt.

Piper Ballou
03-01-2005, 11:48 PM
This is going to be fun, can't wait to get my piece. what a wonderful idea, thanks
Piper

CM Neidhofer
03-02-2005, 06:35 AM
Got my piece. Thanks, Cori!

Mikki Petersen
03-02-2005, 02:55 PM
Well, I'm in...what an interesting experiment! Should be really intriguing considering all the different painting styles! Thanks Cori!

Mikki

khourianya
03-02-2005, 03:23 PM
I'll send out your piece when I get home from work tonight, Mikki. Same goes for anyone else who signs up today...

Piper Ballou
03-02-2005, 11:52 PM
I received my piece, but in the pm the picture is really small. I did copy and pasted it to a paint program but when I made it largerbut it is blurry....anyone else have this problem?
I can still see enough of it to paint, but it will drive me crazy.
piper

khourianya
03-03-2005, 12:04 AM
The sizes of the pieces has been questioned to me many times. I searched until I could find the largest size digital image possible. When I split it into pieces, I did so in such a way that would allow for the colour information to be carried forward without pixelating the image. The small size of the image is part of the challenge here. :)

Piper Ballou
03-03-2005, 12:19 AM
Thanks Cori-I will do my best, okay, I am really laughing but only because I think this is going to be fun...I can't wait to see how it is going to all turn out.
piper

Catkin
03-03-2005, 04:26 AM
Got my piece but can't make out any detail - can make out colours so I have no idea what it's meant to be!
Sharon :cat:

Mikki Petersen
03-03-2005, 02:43 PM
How is all this going to come together? Are you going to cut and paste it Cori? Do we need to be uniform in image size? I have to admit this little stamp you sent has me just dying to see what it's a piece of!

Mikki

BeckyMc
03-03-2005, 03:09 PM
It's so tiny!!! :eek:

khourianya
03-03-2005, 05:41 PM
I will resize them all so it doesn't matter the size you submit to the project (preferably not smaller than the file I sent each of you, though - or else we will have a teeny tiny painting to display :D). I will them put them all together in photoshop and do the big reveal to the group both in this thread AND in the Final Images of the project.

khourianya
03-03-2005, 10:09 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45429

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/6393/tn_pastel_section_project.jpg

This is great, Wendy! You nailed it! :clap: Great job!

Fish<><
03-03-2005, 10:26 PM
Am I too late? I am finally getting back on my feet again after this flu bug going around here and saw this project. Sounds like a lot of fun and I have recently become addicted to my OPs.

Hope I can join in! :wink2:

Keith <")))><

khourianya
03-03-2005, 10:38 PM
There should still be 3 more spots if you go quick. Just click on the link in the first post and sign up for the project! :)

sundiver
03-04-2005, 07:23 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45429

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/6393/tn_pastel_section_project.jpg

That was fun! There may be some detail left out because the file was so small, but I painted what I saw- or at least I think I did! :D

khourianya
03-04-2005, 08:00 AM
And here is where we are at...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress.jpg

I will upload an update as we go to give people a chance to guess....

Cheena K
03-04-2005, 08:05 AM
Hi!!
It's a great project, and I am waiting for my piece...haven't painted in several months now...haven't touched my pastels since my dad passed away...i hope I will be able to work on this one...

khourianya
03-04-2005, 10:56 AM
Hi Cheena! I'm glad to see you back again! :) I'll send you your piece when I get home from work today.

bogbeast
03-04-2005, 01:57 PM
Cheena! how nice to see you again!!! This project seems so accessible, I'm using it as part of my "back to pastels", too--but pull out your magnifying glass-those pieces are tiny!

I should get a little time to work this weekend, tho I may not get it uploaded until Mon.

dragonlady
03-04-2005, 02:38 PM
Welcome back, Cheena :wave: Hope this gets you back into painting and we see more from you after this one.

khourianya
03-04-2005, 10:58 PM
Well - we only have one piece left!!! I must say that I am so thrilled with how fast this one filled up. Now we can all get down to painting and get that painting revealed! :D

khourianya
03-04-2005, 11:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45445

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/47453/tn_My_Piece_reduced.jpg

Awesome work, Natalie! I just superimposed it over the painitng and it is hard to tell where the painting leaves off and the piece begins! :)

and now an update with the two pieces so far...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress2.jpg

khourianya
03-04-2005, 11:07 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45444

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/progress/50746/tn_puzzlepiece1.jpg

Good job! Is this one still a work in progress or is it all finished?

Mikki Petersen
03-05-2005, 12:34 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45451

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/14550/tn_puzzle_piece.JPG

Here is piece #8...

khourianya
03-05-2005, 12:40 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45451

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/14550/tn_puzzle_piece.JPG

Looks good, Mikki!

johndill01
03-05-2005, 09:15 AM
At this point, this one is still a WIP. Having a hard time picking out all that is going on in piece. Still a lot of fun.

khourianya
03-05-2005, 10:53 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45456

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/37194/tn_050305Part17.jpg

Ohh..this one looks great! I love those strokes!

And now for an update with the 4 submitted pieces...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress3.jpg

Thanks, John...I'll hold off on adding it to the puzzle for now! :)

Piper Ballou
03-05-2005, 01:26 PM
I finished my piece and uploaded it to the project page. Do I need to do anything else?
I had no idea what I was painting, but now will look at the ones that are finished....
this was a fun project.
Piper

khourianya
03-05-2005, 01:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45463

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/50746/tn_Final_Puzzle_piece.jpg

Looks good, John! Nice job!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45465

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/8539/tn_piece_14.jpg

A perfect fit, Piper! Looks really nice in there! You don't have to do anything else except try to guess now! :D

And now for an update!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress4.jpg

antgeek
03-05-2005, 04:15 PM
here's my piece, no 28. i know who the artist is and the name of the piece, but don't want to spoil the fun.

i used op's on art spectrum.


serra

did i put this in the wrong place?

khourianya
03-05-2005, 07:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45477

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/55259/tn_wc.JPG

Looks good, Ron! A perfect fit!

khourianya
03-05-2005, 07:57 PM
did i put this in the wrong place?

Yes and no - you can upload it into the final images too so it stays with the actual project.

This looks really good....I'll add it to the puzzle...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress5.jpg

Deborah Secor
03-05-2005, 11:04 PM
My piece is finished but it's been raining so much (in our formerly arid state) that the phone lines have an echo, and right now I'm on with a whopping 19.2 kbps, making staying on line long enough to upload a photo difficult! I'll keep trying...

I think I know this painting.... :D

Deborah

Deborah Secor
03-05-2005, 11:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45483

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/23609/tn_piece%2318done.JPG

Whoo hoo! I'm on a roll--finally got it to upload!

This is a really fun exercise, Cori! Thanks for doing it--and thanks to binkie, too, for the idea.

Deborah

khourianya
03-05-2005, 11:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45482

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/56757/tn_piece16.jpg

Great Job!!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45483

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/23609/tn_piece%2318done.JPG

Awesome, Deborah! It's a perfect fit and, as you can see from the puzzle, it starts to answer some questions I hope....

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45484

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/22002/tn_Cori_s_Challenge_3_06.jpg

Looks good!


And now for the update - boy how our picture is suddenly coming together. I guess I'd better get cracking on my own piece now :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress6.jpg

khourianya
03-06-2005, 05:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45503

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/47843/tn_7_khourianya.jpg

Well, I wasn't sure how well this one would fit as I was doing it...turns out I wasn't as far off as I'd thought, when I finally added it into the final image.

Now that I have submitted this, you all know who the painter is (though most of you have probably guessed by now...

Here is the updated puzzle...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress7.jpg

Kathryn Day
03-06-2005, 07:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45510

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/7947/tn_project_002.jpg

Here is mine! It was interesting only having shape, color and value to go by, not knowing what this was exactly. Hope it fits in the puzzle ok. This was fun to do Cori!

khourianya
03-06-2005, 08:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45510

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/7947/tn_project_002.jpg

This looks great, Kathy! Hopefully it will start to make sense soon for you!:)

We are really close to being half done...it is really exciting watching this one come together and start to make sense! I can hardly wait for the rest of the pieces... :D :clap:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress8.jpg

regina0123
03-07-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm new to this website, and am having trouble navigating it, but a pastelist friend of mine and I would like to know when you do this project again. It's sounds like a lot of fun!
Thanks.

CM Neidhofer
03-07-2005, 01:57 PM
My piece has been submitted! Piece #22. Hope it fits in! This was fun. Looking forward to another. I finally had a chance to put a sample of Wallis paper to use. Worked small and didn't take long. Thanks, Cori, for a fun project. :D

khourianya
03-07-2005, 01:58 PM
Hello and welcome, Regina! If you keep an eye on the Pastel Talk forum, any new offering of the project will show up here!

khourianya
03-07-2005, 07:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45527

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/40633/tn_Piece_22.JPG

Looks so good. I love that green! :D

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45528

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/43451/tn_peice11.jpg

That yellow is amazing....and a great fit where it goes!

And now you can both see where it fits in the puzzle....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress9.jpg

khourianya
03-08-2005, 07:53 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45543

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/47881/tn_PIECE21.JPG

Your colours are so close to the original piece that I almost thought it was a larger version of what I sent you! :D

And now for the update! :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress10.jpg

CarlyHardy
03-09-2005, 04:59 PM
Just wanted to say that this has been a great project to watch come together. I knew the artist after the second piece but couldn't remember the painting's title until a few other pieces had been placed :D I've seen this one in person too!!

I hope this will be a project that we can have repeated. Seems like everyone has had a great time with it!

:clap: :clap: to all the participants! Fantastic job with putting the pieces together :)
carly

khourianya
03-09-2005, 09:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45593

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/14941/tn_degas.jpg

A perfect fit, Kat! Great job!

And now for another update!
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress11.jpg

This one has been alot of fun, Carly. I am hoping we can make it a monthly project and have some fun with some challenging paintings!

khourianya
03-09-2005, 10:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45590

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/progress/12116/tn_Project.jpg

This is coming along really nicely, Dawn! I am looking forward to the finish and seeing it in our growing puzzle!!!

ExpressiveAngie
03-11-2005, 07:10 PM
Just found this! How cool! :clap: :clap: :clap:

khourianya
03-11-2005, 07:54 PM
You should join us next month, Angie, girl. it's been a fun project to work through....

E-J
03-12-2005, 01:05 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45674

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/13865/tn_march_piece19.jpg

Piece 19 is done! I got a nugget of purest black surrounded by a few vague blobs of browny red. Great :D

khourianya
03-12-2005, 02:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45674

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/13865/tn_march_piece19.jpg

Looks great, E-J! You seem to be having alot of fun with those OPs!

And now for the update...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress12.jpg


...We only have 10 more pieces out there to be submitted! The month is almost half over...so the rest of you should get cracking :)

BeckyMc
03-12-2005, 03:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45676

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/45982/tn_DSCN0489.JPG

Please let me know if you need another photo of this - the first pictures I took were too light, the next set was too dark and now this group is too red. Normally I don't care if my photo is off, but when I'm trying to get it exactly right... :( I can see that I need to get out my camera manual and read the directions!

khourianya
03-13-2005, 12:58 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45676

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/45982/tn_DSCN0489.JPG

This was the piece right next to mine and lemme tellya, your colours are much closer to the actual painting than mine are (and I HAVE the actual painting to cheat from :D) I think this photo is just fine!

No need to pull your hair out to make it exact since all of our monitors likely differ anyway!

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45685

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/12116/tn_Project.jpg

Why the sad face? This is lovely, Dawn!

And now for another update!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress13.jpg

BeckyMc
03-13-2005, 08:28 PM
This is so neat - at first I thought mine was part of some landscape. When I saw the painting coming together I figured it was a body part and hair! ROFL... Thanks so much for hosting this Cori!!! :wave:

CM Neidhofer
03-13-2005, 08:31 PM
Watching this come together is SO much fun! It's amazing how well all the pieces match up. What a great group of artists! :clap:

khourianya
03-14-2005, 04:27 PM
It has been a fun project to host too...I am looking forward to making it monthly! :D It really is amazing how a group of 28 different artists can make the painting look so close to the original.

Any guesses yet?

Kathryn Wilson
03-14-2005, 04:51 PM
My guess - Cabaret by Degas

Deborah Secor
03-14-2005, 07:25 PM
I'll second that guess! I've had a lot of fun watching it come together, comparing to a copy I pulled off the net. Thanks, Cori!!

khourianya
03-14-2005, 07:30 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: DING DING DING!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: You're both right!!! But I'm still not posting a side by side until everyone submits!

Sooo, that means the rest of you need to get painitng and show us how well we can bring this painting together!!! :D

JWilliams
03-14-2005, 10:06 PM
Great project. Did the best I could with the small image. Hope it blends well with everything else.

khourianya
03-14-2005, 11:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45770

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/1092/tn_picture_1_B.jpg

This looks really good! I'm glad you could join in on the fun!

And another update!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress14.jpg

khourianya
03-17-2005, 08:25 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45873

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/33233/tn_piece_of_art.jpg

Nice work! Thank you for coming out and participating in the project!

and another update...we are so close now...we only need 6 more pieces and we are done. the month is half over so I do hope the rest of you will be able to find time to spend at your easels.... :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress15.jpg

johndill01
03-17-2005, 10:46 PM
Cori: Just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you have put in on this project. As it is almost completed, might forget to say thanks. This is really turning into a neat painting. After I submitted my piece of the puzzle, my daughter helped me determine the original work and the artist. What a great way to spend some time and get to paint something so great.
Congratulations to all who participated in this. There is some great work showing here. :clap: :clap:

khourianya
03-17-2005, 11:30 PM
It has been A LOT of fun to work as leader of this project. Everytime I add another piece in to the work in progress it really makes me take a step back and truly appreciate the very talented artists that participate in the pastels forum here at WC!

Now to think about next month...I have a couple of ideas...we could do another limited project like this, or do a project open to as many people as possible and work square by square randomly through an entire painting...(does that make sense? I mean a painting would be selected and I would reveal a random square each day for a month)

What do you guys think? It would be a good way to make sure everyone could participate who wanted to...

Natalie NZ
03-18-2005, 04:00 AM
Thanks Cori for a fun project. I am looking forward to the next one. :clap:

sundiver
03-19-2005, 12:08 PM
What do you guys think? It would be a good way to make sure everyone could participate who wanted to...

I think it worked really well the way you did it. You could ask former participants to wait a couple of days to give new participants a chance before signing up....

CM Neidhofer
03-19-2005, 12:24 PM
I like the project just the way it is. I'm sure not all the same people have time, every month, to participate, so there would always be room for someone who hasn't participated. And as suggested, those who did participate can wait a few days to let others sign up and then pick up the slack from there. Again, thanks for a great project, Cori. :clap:

E-J
03-19-2005, 02:03 PM
Yes, I also think the project is fine just the way it is. It was a good exercise in being very careful about what I painted ... felt bizarre to paint something not knowing what on earth it was (my piece wasn't giving ANYTHING away) and unexpectedly nerve-wracking, thinking how carefully I had to transcribe it so that it would fit in with the adjoining pieces! Seeing the squares all together is great fun. Thanks, Cori!

johndill01
03-19-2005, 05:23 PM
I'll have to agree. I like it the way that it is, but have no problem with waiting a couple of days to let others participate, before jumping in. I would think that if you announce a two day period for those who were unable to participate on the first to sign up, then opened the signup to all should not create any problems. Again thanks for the fine job you are doing. :clap:

Fish<><
03-19-2005, 11:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45949

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/54332/tn_PPbyP.jpg

There we go. Sorry #13 took so long. Having some small computer issues but they are cleared up now.

Hope the size works! :wink2:

Thanks for letting me play!

khourianya
03-20-2005, 12:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=45949

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/54332/tn_PPbyP.jpg

Looks good! Thanks!

and another update...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress16.jpg

Mikki Petersen
03-20-2005, 12:50 AM
Ha! My piece, #8, finally makes some sense. :D

This thing is looking familiar to me but I still could not name it. Then again I couldn't name post paintings placed in front of me. :o

Mikki

khourianya
03-20-2005, 01:00 AM
lol - never fear, Mikki - Kat and Deborah guessed it a couple of pages ago :) It's Cabaret by Degas. Once everyone has submitted, I will post a side by side.

Cheena K
03-21-2005, 12:14 PM
I am really sorry, haven't really been able to do my bit...I have it taped on to my easel but don't get any time...just shifted to a new office, and facing a lot of work overload...please pray for me...hope I get to work on my piece this saturday...sorry...I am late :(

khourianya
03-21-2005, 12:46 PM
No worries, Cheena. I know you have alot on both your plate and your mind right now. You still have a week and a half! I am looking forward to seeing your piece

weckster
03-22-2005, 08:55 PM
Hi Cori - Thanks for the project - it's fun!! I've only just cottoned on to the ongoing patchwork. I thought it would only be done at the very end, but this is great!! I've had fun looking through the serial pics as it all goes together.

I like the way you've done it...same way again is fine by me!!.

khourianya
03-22-2005, 09:58 PM
Well - I just submitted the outline for next month to Kat. It will be the same, except that everyone who signed up tis month will have to wait 5 days before signing up again (meaning, if there are still spots on April 5th, you can then sign up for a second consecutive month).

CM Neidhofer
03-22-2005, 10:44 PM
Fair enough! :)

weckster
03-23-2005, 02:15 AM
Fair enough! :)
Guess that's right!! Always fun to try and jump in!!!

johndill01
03-23-2005, 07:22 AM
Sounds fair enough to me. :)

tubbekans
03-25-2005, 12:29 AM
I am really sorry, haven't really been able to do my bit...I have it taped on to my easel but don't get any time...just shifted to a new office, and facing a lot of work overload...please pray for me...hope I get to work on my piece this saturday...sorry...I am late :(

Hi Cheena, Thanks for making me feel better! I am just starting to get somewhere on my square. I plan to try and finish it this weekend too. So, you know how the old story goes right? The hare doesn't always win the race! Sometimes us turtles come in just fine at the end! ;)

khourianya
03-25-2005, 12:45 AM
All that matters is that it is in by the end of the month. :) Those of you, who haven't had time to do theirs yet, still have a week (and a super long weekend, I might add) to finish up and submit! Then we will be done! I won't start getting nervous until Tuesday :p (Technically, I believe this project closes Wednesday night, but i could be wrong).

Cheena K
03-28-2005, 06:50 AM
Here's my piece! Finally...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2005/34120-28.jpg

Though, now as I am comparing it with the original, a lot seems out of place :( but I managed to do something...I had completely given up painting...and now, I am back!!

JWilliams
03-28-2005, 08:25 PM
Cheena, not to worry. My piece seemed way off also but when added to the rest it didn't look too bad. All these pieces are very hard to draw when you do not have the whole picture. Teaches you to really look at shapes and colors and not at what the object is that you are drawing.

tubbekans
03-28-2005, 08:40 PM
Ok, cheena beat me to it. See Cheena, you are fast compared to me! :cat: Here is Square 27 progress pic, possibly final.

Oh well. I posted my square also. I can't seem to get the pic too come out right. I have tried different settings on my camera, but it either comes out to orange or too green. Not sure what to do about it. Tried a pic outside too and that didn't even work. It actually looks closer to the square than it does in my pic, but I guess you all will have to take my word on that. Stupid camera. :mad: I must have done something to piss it off, cause it used to do pretty well. Tried adjusting in my photo tool, but it changes too much in the wrong direction every time.

This may just have to be the final, unless someone has some great ideas on how to make the photo work better. Actually, I think I have tried about everything, except setting up a special white room for the photography part.

khourianya
03-28-2005, 11:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=46281

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/progress/32632/tn_new4.JPG

This looks great! Keep in mind that even if the colours don't look quite right on your monitor, it might look perfect on someone elses. none of our monitors will have exactly the same colours represented - they will always be slightly off.

Cheena - yours looks really great as well! you shuld submit it as a final image in the actual project so it will be there for everyone to see and comment on (with a thumbnail)

Both are a perfect fit for this painting! Thanks for participating.

I hope now the pieces will make some more sense to you...seeing them as a part of the big picture. :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress17.jpg

Three more pieces and we are done. Time is running out very quickly! I will PM those who are left. Hopefully we can end up with a completed painting in the next day or so.

Merethe T
03-29-2005, 11:51 AM
Uhm..... *blush*....anybody here? Sorry for being sooo late, but I finally finished my piece of the puzzle. Just a tiny bit "timechallenged", story of my life it seems....

Don't know what I've painted - what an odd feeling! - but did my best!

Merethe

tubbekans
03-29-2005, 05:48 PM
Hi Cravia,
I just posted square 27 as a final myself. Cheena posted hers just last night I think. Before me of course. Thanks for being slow Cheena and Cravia, its nice to have company :cat:

khourianya
03-29-2005, 08:53 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=46310

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/34895/tn_mypuzzlepiece.jpg

Looks great Sooz. Pretty close to a perfect fit! :)

Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=46299

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/837/completed/22081/tn_Crop_1.jpg

Merethe, your colours are spot on the original! Good job!

And we are down to the wire now...one more piece and we will be totally and completely done....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Mar-2005/47843-inprogress18.jpg

khourianya
03-31-2005, 12:08 AM
And then there were none... :D

Well this wraps the March 2005 Piece by Piece project. The April project should be set up late tomorrow night, for those of you who are looking to join next month. remember that if you signed up this month, you need to wait until April 5th before you can sign up for April's project. The pieces are ready to go and a new puzzle awaits! I hope to see everyone there (btw - there are 35 spots for April so we can have a few more people join in)

And now for the side-by-side finale on the March project...

Ours:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2005/47843-finished.jpg

Degas:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Mar-2005/47843-degas_cabaret.jpg

About the painting that was used this month:
Degas, Edgar
Cabaret
c. 1877
Pastel over monotype on paper
9 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (24.1 x 44.5 cm)
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington

http://www.artchive.com/artchive/d/degas/degas_cabaret.jpg


Thank you all for participating this month!

tubbekans
03-31-2005, 12:28 AM
Very cool Cori! Thanks for a great project idea :clap: this was fun and a good learning experience too!

Jo Castillo
03-31-2005, 12:45 AM
Interesting to watch. Good job! A good time was had by all.....
Jo

E-J
03-31-2005, 03:32 AM
This was a fun project, Cori. Even if I did get the woman's backside!! :D

johndill01
03-31-2005, 11:19 AM
Thanks again Cori :clap: To all who participated, thanks, this was great fun and a job well done. :clap: :clap:

weckster
04-08-2005, 04:47 PM
Gosh....I thought my piec was a woman dancing with a man. GOt the woman right I suppose!!!

Fun project. I have just signed up for the next one. Waited more than 5 days, but mostly cos I missed the post in the Projects main page. ...Got it though!