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Sandy1
05-05-2005, 04:32 PM
Hi all :wave:

Here is what I have been up to. You can see close- up at this link http://www.countrycottagestudio.homestead.com/WHATSONTHEEASEL.html


Full sheet , Arches 140lb paper, Winsor Newton Paints.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-May-2005/9104-for_easel.JPG

NorahT
05-05-2005, 04:47 PM
Lovely - great yellows and purples and no mud - looking forward to seeing it finished :)

Gary B.
05-05-2005, 04:48 PM
Wowsers this is beautiful. Even better on your website. And what an impressive full sheet color chart you have! Also like the WIP on the easel. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Elainepsq
05-05-2005, 04:55 PM
Just beautiful!!!! great detail right down to the rain drops!!!!

painterbear
05-05-2005, 05:06 PM
Sandy,

This is looking really wonderful.

It took a while to open up on the website, but it was worth the wait to see your color chart and set up.

Love to watch your progress.

Sylvia

jbrules
05-05-2005, 05:53 PM
this is very lively looking forward to seeing it finished. Jan

Strawberry Wine
05-05-2005, 07:50 PM
Sandy, The pansies are perfect and the background dynamite.

I saw this IRL and it is truely one of your finest Sandy. Looking forward to the updates

Cheers,

Gail

Sandy1
05-05-2005, 09:07 PM
Thanks Gail :wave:

Hi Jan thanks, it sure is lively, I hope I finish it before next year :D

Hi Sylvia thanks so much! I will go and resize it on the site to make it load faster, thanks for letting me know.

Elainepsq thanks, I will sure know how to do drops by the time I am finished. Funny thing is there are marks on the flowers and the paint is doing funny things. Not sure if it is the sizing or what but I am forced to put lots of drops because of it.

Hi Gary :wave: Thanks, the colour chart has been an unbelievable lesson for me. I learned so much about glazing. I really suggest it to anyone who whats to learn about glazing colours. It is so easy now, all I have to do is look at that, pick the colour I need and glaze away. All the guess work is done.

Thanks so much Norah I hope you don't have to wait to long till I am finished but we know how long I take :D

Strawberry Wine
05-05-2005, 09:12 PM
Sandy, I think, that the glazing chart and how you did it would be a valuable addition to the "handbook" .

Cheers

Gail

CharM
05-05-2005, 09:31 PM
Hi Sandy... Will we get to see this in June??? I hope so... you colour is clean and crisp... I wish that pansies would grow all year because I do love them so... AND a full sheet, here... wow...

I agree with Gail about your glazing chart...

Strider
05-05-2005, 11:39 PM
Super Sandy! Love the colors...and your color chart on your site is amazing! The site did open slow, as already noted above, but worth the wait. :wave:

laudesan
05-06-2005, 12:23 AM
Pulling up a chair here Sandy,,, :)

JJ

Uschi
05-06-2005, 12:32 AM
Looking wonderful Sandy!!!
Uschi

gerbera
05-06-2005, 06:55 AM
Hi Sandy,
it looks great yet.
I just finished my pansies-painting, so I know, what a lot of work it is.
Yours will be very beautiful.
Doris

bluegenes
05-06-2005, 08:25 AM
Wow! I love all the little details you get to see on your website, like the little ant and ladybug! You have the patience of a saint!!
Are you going to show us this technique in June? I can't wait!

Patty

Sandy1
05-06-2005, 08:42 AM
Hi Patti :wave: Thanks so much. As for showing how I do this well it took me 6 hours to do the white pansy with the purple center, I am afraid everyone would fall asleep. I am not sure what I will be doing in June yet.

Thank you Doris, you are right about how much work these are, I never imagined a pansy would be so hard to paint. I am sure I will have the hang of it by the time I am finished.

:wave: Uschi thanks for taking a peek.

:wave: JJ so glad you could make it. :D

Thank you Strider. :)

Hi CharM :wave: I hope to have this finished and I will bring it in June.


:wave: Gail I am in the process of making it into a CD book on colours and glazing. And I am thinking of having prints made of the chart.

olliewood0702
05-06-2005, 11:38 AM
ANOTHER lovely floral Sandy! I've found pansies hard to paint but you make it look easy. :wink2: :clap:

mustcreate
05-06-2005, 11:44 AM
oh my!!

your work takes my breath away!!!

patiently waiting for an update :)

em

Alan Cross
05-06-2005, 12:25 PM
Great start I usually pass on flowers but always check yours out and I am never disapointed.
Alan :)

Sandy1
05-06-2005, 12:49 PM
Alan thanks that means alot to me :)

Hi Em thanks for the complement!

Hi Olliewood thank you for your comment. You are right, they are not easy to paint and I have to say I am struggling. I hope in the end it doesn't show and become overworked. Which I am very good at doing. :p

Here is an update for today. Worked on the front purple pansy, still a ways to go, worked some more on the orange ones in the back.They are pretty much done. I want less detail so they appear to be in the background.

SandraB
05-06-2005, 01:09 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, as always, Sandy!
Love your WIP's! It's so amazing how your paintings seem to really come to life!
Sandra

nes7827
05-06-2005, 01:45 PM
Outstanding Sandy! Any chance this will be bug-free? (my vote)-Nick

pampe
05-06-2005, 01:55 PM
lovely work, Sandy....love that purple :wink2:

Fairy
05-06-2005, 02:12 PM
One more beautiful painting-to-be! I admire your attention to details Sandy, this muct take soooo much patience... Excellent! :)

Sandy1
05-06-2005, 02:21 PM
Oh I get so nervous at this stage and I usally stop because I am so afraid to ruin it. :evil: :eek: :D

Thanks Sandra,Pampe and Fairy for you wonderful comments.

:wave: Nick Thanks so much. I know some people don't like the bugs but I can't help myself.
There are two lady bugs as well. They are very hidden as the picture is so busy.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-May-2005/9104-bug_for_wc.JPG

Sandy1
06-10-2005, 03:00 PM
I forced myself to paint today. Here is an update.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2005/9104-IM004675for_wc.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2005/9104-pansies_for_WC.JPG

Sonia
06-10-2005, 03:39 PM
Another stunner! I have a commission to do a small pansy picture, but I shall hide it in shame after seeing yours.

Sonia

CharM
06-10-2005, 03:57 PM
Hi Sandy... I hope you're feeling better... ((()))


This will be a stunning painting when you've finished it... Your meticulous attention to detail keeps me looking around for all your interesting elements... Your water drops are just perfect.... AND...


I LOVE YOUR BUGS!!!

Yorky
06-10-2005, 04:32 PM
Wonderful work!

Doug

pampe
06-10-2005, 05:01 PM
getting more beautiful each time


*fun to watch*

painterbear
06-10-2005, 05:03 PM
Sandy,

So good to see you painting again. Thanks for the update on your pansies.

Your flowers are exquisite, but I am really fascinated by the spaces between the blossoms. Wonderful negative painting on the stems and leaves.

Sylvia

madmum
06-10-2005, 05:42 PM
Sandy this painting is so good, it's well worth waiting for updates! The 3 dimensional appearance is already there, it's reminding me of decoupage almost!

Ruth

VeldaJ
06-10-2005, 06:44 PM
This is absolutely fantastic, Sandy. Can't wait to see the end result. It must look marvellous IRL.

wcartistsr
06-10-2005, 09:53 PM
I love watching this emerge from the paper, as if it is all there just waiting to come out and show itself. I greatly admire your work.

Shirley

genna
06-10-2005, 09:57 PM
Sandy your skills are truly amazing. The color and the drawing both are so amazingly crisp! I'm glad to see you back again!

Proverbs 3:5-6
06-10-2005, 10:31 PM
This is looking wonderful!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: I'll be watching! :eek: :)

Morgan

AnneBedford
06-11-2005, 10:35 AM
Rushing today, thus my use of Quick Replay. Just wanted to say, "Wow, what a great start!" I would not presume to make any corrections. Keep painting and bring us the finished product, please.
Anne

Sandy1
06-11-2005, 05:21 PM
Hi all thanks so much for the comments, I haven't been on to much we have been having some wild thunderstorms here. :eek: Hope to get some more painting done this week. :D

mhimeswc
06-12-2005, 07:29 PM
I always look in when I see your name, because I know it's going to be good. The pansies look terrific so far. There sure are a lot of them. :) Can't wait to see it finished.

Michelle

laudesan
06-13-2005, 10:07 PM
Wow Sandy.

Pam said it..........Just getting more and more beautiful!!!

JJ

Sandy1
06-28-2005, 12:41 PM
Well here is an update. I have added some more depth to the leaves and did some more work on the pansies.

bluegenes
06-28-2005, 04:58 PM
Wow, it's so 3 dimensional!! I've said it before and I'll say it again, you've got the patience of a saint!! :D

Patty

laudesan
06-28-2005, 08:20 PM
Hasn't she just.. Looking gorgeous Sandy!!!!

Strawberry Wine
06-28-2005, 08:39 PM
Absolutely gob smacking beautiful Sandy. Keep going!!!!! No critiques from me.

Cheers

Gail

Granny R
06-28-2005, 08:43 PM
Love it. Your talent is amazing. Your pansies speak for themselves. Happy little faces. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Ruth

Sandy1
06-28-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks Patty, Ruth, JJ, and Gail :wave:

Uschi
06-28-2005, 10:48 PM
Sandy, your patience deserves a medal!!!! Coming along beautifully, so glad you are carrying on with it, it is going to be an absolutely stunning painting - each and every flower is gorgeous!!!!
Uschi

painterbear
06-29-2005, 04:50 AM
Sandy,

I love the little face on the purple and white flower. This is so fascinating to watch each flower emerge in its finished state.

Loving this thread. I am going to give it a rating (if I haven't already). LOL!

Sylvia

mustcreate
06-29-2005, 01:02 PM
I am still following along and still thoroughly impressed with your "sticktoitiveness" :D

em

Sandy1
07-02-2005, 08:18 AM
Thanks so much Uschi for your comments and words of encouragement.

Hi Sylvia, thanks so much for the rating and comments. Here is another purple flower for you.

Hi Em, "sticktoitiveness" I like that word, I think I am doing something simple for the next painting, a red dot on a white background. :p :D


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jul-2005/9104-IM004806wc.JPG

CharM
07-02-2005, 08:30 AM
Hi Sandy... you definitely are the master of sticktoitiveness!!! Your glazing technique has created amazing depth of colour in every one of your elements... the petals, the leaves and all those dew drops!

Yorky
07-02-2005, 09:02 AM
Wow! this is wonderful, Sandy! Love those dewdrops.

A real tour de force! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Doug

Turtle33
07-02-2005, 12:33 PM
hi Sandy :wave: :D
ok, this is definitely another http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jul-2005/16927-20514-14007-eek_jawdrop.gif painting! amazing is the word! i'm also rating this thread! i'm going to have to paint flowers soon as a commission and this is very helpful for me! thank you!

Sarah

ElizabethAnne
07-02-2005, 04:29 PM
Absolutely stunning! I gave this a richly deserved 5-start rating and mentor point.

I will continue to watch. :D

ElizabethAnne

laudesan
07-03-2005, 12:25 AM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy1
12-15-2005, 11:10 AM
OK I know it has been a really loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooog time but I sat down for a few hours and painted. Don't know if you can see the difference but here it is.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2005/9104-IM005222wc.JPG

Sandy1
12-15-2005, 11:17 AM
Here is a close up

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Dec-2005/9104-IM005223.JPG

Alan Cross
12-15-2005, 12:40 PM
Sandy its yummy......
Alan :)

arches
12-15-2005, 01:22 PM
Sandy, you have a wonderful ability to render and a great sense of color and design. I visited your site and was dazzled by the various paintings there. You have more patience than I and your paintings attest to your ability to observe. I love your studio! it is so clean and organized. If you could see mine you might think it looks like an explosion in a watercolor book factory! Looking forward to seeing the piece progress. Donald O'Roark.

Sandy1
12-15-2005, 02:21 PM
Hi Alan thanks:wave:


Hi Donald thank you very much for you kind words, and my studio doesn't always look like that. You should see it after the kids classes are over on Saturdays. :eek: I am glad you enjoyed the site as well.

Sandy1
12-15-2005, 02:23 PM
Donald I just checked out your paintings and oh what I wouldn't do to paint like that. Wonderful style. :clap:

laudesan
12-15-2005, 05:52 PM
Sandy they are coming along beautifully as usual.. :D

You are an awesome artist!!

Sandy1
12-16-2005, 08:30 AM
Hi JJ

Thanks a bunch and I love your site!:wave:

laudesan
12-17-2005, 02:39 AM
Hi Donald. I just checked out your paintings and oh what I wouldn't do to paint like that. Wonderful style. .

How????????????


.

camton
12-23-2005, 09:07 PM
Hi Sandy

I loved the WIP. I went and checked out your website. Very nice. I was wondering if you are from Barrie, Ontario? Maybe I'll send you a e-mail at your website. Anyways love the art.

Klint

Sandy1
12-24-2005, 10:57 AM
Hi Klint:wave:

Thanks so much and yes I am from Barrie. Small world. I would love to get the chance to see your art in real life.
Sandy

devotedmomof7
12-24-2005, 09:11 PM
Sandy: This is SO FANTASTIC!! I'm glad you cam back to show us. I love your color chart. My mom has one like that and I cannot figure out how to do it to save my life. Maybe a class on that in the Watercolor Guide??

You are sooooooooooooooooooooooo talented.

Cheryl

dahliaman
12-25-2005, 05:01 AM
Charm, you can see Pansies all year round, Winter pansies!!!

dahliaman
12-25-2005, 05:03 AM
Sandy, fantastic painting, beautiful colour.

Frank Fan
12-25-2005, 05:57 AM
lovely lovely painting, it seems spring is comming.........:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dake
12-25-2005, 10:02 AM
Sandy, I'm not big on floral art but I have to commend you on superb control of the medium. Those drops of water and the greens in the foliage are to die for.
Dake

HarvestMoon
12-27-2005, 09:12 PM
Sandy- beautiful job!
Linda

Sandy1
01-31-2006, 02:59 PM
Thank you so much for your comments, trust me they have been a huge part of me being able to finish this one. :eek: Here is another update, I got a chance to do some more after class today.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jan-2006/9104-IM005354wc.JPG

Yorky
01-31-2006, 04:27 PM
Seems a bit late, Sandy, but I'd better move this to the Studio as it's a WIP. I'll leave a link in the Gallery.

It is coming along very nicely.

Doug

Marcd
01-31-2006, 06:02 PM
Wow, this is amazing! Your technique is so clean and fresh it's like the flowers are continuously blooming. The dew drops are incredible. It is fun watching someone, with so much talent, create!!

Sandy1
01-31-2006, 06:46 PM
Thanks Doug: If there was a prize for the painting that took the longest to paint I am sure I would win it with this one. :o :)

Hi Marc thank you so much for your comment, I just wish my technique didn't take so long :rolleyes:

rue d'oak
01-31-2006, 09:16 PM
Sandy,
The pansies are fantastic! And I love the idea of the glazing chart!
Jen

Marcd
01-31-2006, 09:21 PM
Just sent you a merit point, this is great stuff. You deserve it.

laudesan
01-31-2006, 11:12 PM
Woot Sandy, loving the update!!

Sandy1
02-01-2006, 09:22 AM
Thanks Jen , you know the glazing chart is an amazing learning tool about colour.

Thanks Marc and thanks for signing my guestbook too.

Hi JJ

Yorky
02-01-2006, 12:28 PM
I would call it "A Panoply of Pansies" :D

Doug

Sandy1
02-01-2006, 01:28 PM
:D Doug , I am thinking of doing these next, hope everyone has another year or two.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2006/9104-wc.JPG

sketch-a-holic
02-01-2006, 05:27 PM
I love the large veiws you have on your site, I hope you arent planning to do away with those. They really show how truly detailed and wonderful your paintings are. I am curious about your color chart, I am interested in making one of my own, also I was curious about the brand of paints that you use. I wish you were closer so that I could take a class. =)

Sandy1
06-14-2006, 12:52 PM
I know what your thinking, is she ever going to finish. :o

I have had two days to paint and here is what I got done.

:wave:



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2006/9104-IM006035.JPGwc.JPG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2006/9104-aaaaa.JPG

Yorky
06-14-2006, 12:57 PM
That's just AMAZING Sandy!

Doug

Sandy1
06-14-2006, 02:14 PM
Thanks Doug. :wave:

laudesan
06-14-2006, 10:48 PM
Well I have been waiting here quietly in the sidelines..:D :wave:

murugesan
06-15-2006, 12:19 AM
Great, for a moment I thought I am looking at a picture postcard, lovely colours!

Sandy1
07-31-2006, 04:20 PM
Oh JJ sorry to have you waiting so long in the sidelines this is a painting that will never end,:crying: thank you murugesan for your comment.

Here is an update.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2006/9104-IM006323wc.JPG

laudesan
08-01-2006, 09:04 PM
Well there you go, patience is a virtue hey and it was well worth the wait. :clap:

Your painting is looking so beautiful..:clap: