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khourianya
07-02-2005, 05:04 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Pastel Piece by Piece July 05
Project Leader: khourianya
Relative Difficulty: Easy
Type Restrictions: Painting
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: 30
Maximum participants allowed: 25

Description:

No waiting period this month - let's just have fun with this new challenge!

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 month's Project, we will split a photograph into 25 pieces. Each person will be given a piece of the photo and asked to complete it by the end of the 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 photo is of. By signing up for the project and accepting a piece, you are making a commitment to finish your piece and contribute to the puzzle we are creating.

I will number all of the pieces, but it will be somewhat 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. I will upload progress images of the painting in progress as pieces are finished. It is not required that you upload progress images as you go.

The piece you will receive is going to seem really small. That is part of the challenge of the project. The goal is to exactly copy what you see.

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.

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=919)

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
07-02-2005, 05:18 PM
It will be a day or so before i can send out any pieces. When my hard drive died yesterday, I lost all of my preparations for the july project. It won't take too long to recreate them...but my priority today and tomorrow is to wrap up last month's project. Thank you all for your patience.

scall0way
07-02-2005, 05:37 PM
Oh goody, I tried this last month, and even though I got in late it was still a really fun thing to do, enough fun that I decided to try it again! This time I figured I'd get in nice and early. That way maybe the piece I get will be pretty easy. :D

Debbie C.

khourianya
07-03-2005, 12:06 AM
Well - that went much faster than the first time i chopped it up. had a brainflash while I was sizing up the grid, and realized it was my own photo so I could crop it however I wanted :evil: so - a perfectly square crop later, we have 25 pieces! :D

Anyway - this month we are working from a photo and creating a completely original painting! The pieces aren't that big, but the point of the project is to interpret what you see into your paintings. We will be playing with light and shadow this month..as well as picking apart a landscape.

This will be the month where you learn how to apply this project to your own photos to create your own paintings!!

So I have sent out to those who have already signed up! Let's get started and see how our painting comes together!

scall0way
07-03-2005, 08:45 AM
Well, I got my piece and what did I get? TREES! TREES AND LEAVES! My absolute bugagoo in landscape painting. Trees terrify me, especially trees with leaves. LOL, well this will either make me or break me. I guess I can regard it as another new "learning experience". :)

Debbie C.

khourianya
07-03-2005, 12:55 PM
Don't look at them as trees - look at them as shapes. See the bits of sky showing through. Catch the nuances of light on them. Look for colours in the shadows. Relate the negative spaces and go from there (and landscapes are my weakness too - so we shall be learning together. maybe in the end we will both be fabulous at them)

Piper Ballou
07-03-2005, 08:59 PM
Cori- I got my piece....looks like a fun one this month.
piper

scall0way
07-04-2005, 08:39 PM
LOL, maybe I can do better with tree bits when I just have a tiny corner like this. I don't seem to have much luck regarding them as just shapes. Here is my typical "tree" - from a picture I posted today in the 2-hour sketch thread in the Oil Pastel Studio.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=270084

As you can see, I have not really progressed beyond the "green blob" school of tree art. :) Oh well, luckily I got my piece early this month, so that gives me *plenty* of time to work on it (famous last words).

Debbie C.

khourianya
07-04-2005, 09:06 PM
hey - we must have gone to the same school of tree art...mine aren't far off! :D Hence why you will rarely see me doing landscapes. I'm planning on doing some plein air this summer to see if I can't "see" the trees finally!

khourianya
07-06-2005, 01:29 PM
Just a heads up - I will be away this weekend (from Friday night until Sunday night) and will not have internet access (just as well - I might actually get out and do some plein air). Anyway - if you are planning to sign up and want your piece for the weekend...make sure you are in by Thursday evening (no later than 10pm mountain time) so I can get your piece to you before I leave. Anyone who signs up after that...I can't guarantee I will be checking in to send them out. Any pieces submitted over the weekend will be added to the puzzle on Sunday night.

khourianya
07-06-2005, 03:25 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48915

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/50746/tn_July_Piece_7001.jpg

Oh - this is beautiful, John. Thank you for being the first to get yours up in here. I think it is a wonderful example of how we are working together to interpret the photo to create a beautiful painting.

khourianya
07-06-2005, 08:11 PM
And here is our puzzle with it's first piece in place! Who wants to be second?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jul-2005/47843-july01.jpg

khourianya
07-11-2005, 11:13 PM
WHAT?!?! A whole weekend passed by and no one got cracking on their piece?!?! Well, okay - neither did I, but I promise i will this week...and If I can do it in a week where I still have 2 more birthday parties for a 4 year old to attend, and a mother in law coming to visit in a house where we are still trying to unpack all of the boxes...PLUS working full time and getting caught up on my volunteer work...then surely you guys can at least post a progress image for me to gaze at :) pretty please.....

I will likely do mine up tomorrow night. With my plein air experience this weekend I am feeling a newfound confidence to attack my piece with...

khourianya
07-12-2005, 11:06 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49052

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/47843/tn_25_khourianya.jpg

Well, here is mine....where's everyone hiding? I feel like I have been talking to myself all month! :eek:

khourianya
07-12-2005, 11:07 PM
and our update...2 pieces in, 23 to go. Anyone else wanna sign up?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2005/47843-july02.jpg

Grunge
07-13-2005, 09:42 AM
OOPS!! Sorry. I wasn't ignoring you. just working with other media that isn't quite so dusty. LOL I've got an oil on the easel and have been doing little watercolour thingies in the sketchbook. I guess I'm trying to hurry and make up for not doing any art in June. that was not a good thing at all.

khourianya
07-13-2005, 10:28 AM
aha! The guilt trip worked and someone dropped by to talk! :evil:

I notice we have a new person signed up in the project - welcome. I will send your piece out to you tonight.

I can't believe the month is almost half over. we should really get cracking on this. I know it is hard, when the sun is so busy shining, to work inside...but once our puzzle comes together won't it be worth it?

Grunge
07-13-2005, 10:46 AM
aha! The guilt trip worked and someone dropped by to talk! :evil:

I notice we have a new person signed up in the project - welcome. I will send your piece out to you tonight.

I can't believe the month is almost half over. we should really get cracking on this. I know it is hard, when the sun is so busy shining, to work inside...but once our puzzle comes together won't it be worth it?

well, if guilt works for mom...it should work for any woman :) actually, working inside isn't such a bad thing lately. it has been so hot and dry out that my lawn is yellow and dead. not much calling to me out there. my cucumber plant is just crying for water. I think I'll hold old just another day. (tee hee hee)

Ron Biggs
07-13-2005, 10:48 AM
Iíve started honest miss. :rolleyes:

khourianya
07-13-2005, 12:07 PM
lol - thanks, Ron! I'm looking forward to seeing your piece.

CM Neidhofer
07-13-2005, 03:16 PM
I've post my piece. As embarrassing as it's going to be!! Definitely need to check out the Trees WIP lesson some more....waaaay more!! lol

Christine

khourianya
07-13-2005, 03:49 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49059

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/40633/tn_WC_July.JPG

Nonesense, Christine - this is gorgeous. It looks lik etrees and leaves and that is the most important part. I will add it to the pzzle tonight and we shall see how it fits - I'm sure it will be great!

khourianya
07-13-2005, 08:36 PM
And now here is the update...and we have our first adjoining pieces! :clap:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2005/47843-july03.jpg

CM Neidhofer
07-13-2005, 11:24 PM
Hey! It doesn't look too bad after all!!! :clap:

MaryJ
07-13-2005, 11:37 PM
Since you asked so nicely I just had to go sign up for this month's project. You realize that I have NEVER painted a tree that didn't look like a lollipop. I promise to try again, if you promise not to laugh! I do enjoy spreading color around. Cross your fingers.
Regards,
Mary Johnson

khourianya
07-13-2005, 11:52 PM
Mary, I will never laugh at an effort...I might laugh at your comments about your effort...but never at the effort itself. I'll send you out your piece right away.

Christine - just you wait until all of the other pieces are around it and you can see how fabulous it all looks together! :)

ColorMyWorld
07-14-2005, 01:40 PM
Cori, I haven't done this before but it's something different to try.
And it looks like fun.
So I signed up.

khourianya
07-14-2005, 02:37 PM
That's great, Ann! :clap: I'll send you your piece as soon as I get home tonight!

BeckyMc
07-14-2005, 07:34 PM
I'm going to be so late this month, as we're going on vacation. Look for my piece the last weekend of July. It looks so neat, I can't wait to start on it!

khourianya
07-14-2005, 09:55 PM
No worries, Becky - you do have the whole month, after all...just so long as you get it done! :)

And we have two more people who've signed on - I just sent out the pieces so hopefully y'all will have some fun with them.

khourianya
07-14-2005, 09:56 PM
hmm - odd. I just posted my reply and it isn't here now...oh well - it was short so I'll do it again.

no worries, Becky. You have the whole month after all! I'm looking forward to seeing your piece!

And for our two new participants - I just sent your pieces to you. Have fun!

Anda G
07-15-2005, 12:26 AM
OK, I want in. :wave:

khourianya
07-15-2005, 10:27 AM
lol - ok. Just sign up (if you haven't already) and i will send you a piece tonight. :D We might just fill up this month's project yet! I was starting to get worried there for a minute that this would end up being the last month because of lack of interest.

Grunge
07-15-2005, 12:21 PM
HI. I'm here! Just popped in to say hello and take a look at the update. Looking great!

scall0way
07-16-2005, 05:30 PM
Well, I think I give up on this one, this is it. It does not look like trees, it does not look like leaves. The reference pic was so small I could not make out anything on it. I don't think I can do any more! I posted mine because I'm fed up with it! Still have 2 weeks to change my mind I guess. :)

Debbie C

Piper Ballou
07-16-2005, 07:56 PM
Just finished my piece, Number 23 and I uploaded to the project file and will also upload a photo here...this was fun to do this month, thanks Cori
piper

khourianya
07-17-2005, 10:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49099

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/8539/tn_July_project.jpg

This is gorgeous, Piper. I'm jealous of your shadows!

khourianya
07-17-2005, 10:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49097

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/62165/tn_Image_resized.jpg

As long as you copied the piece as you saw it, that is all that matters. Month after month we learn that what we see as our worst ffort...is often beautiful in the big picture. Just you wait and see. You got the sunlight perfectly and th eleaves are all out of focus in the reference so don't worry so much! :)

khourianya
07-17-2005, 10:43 PM
Our update
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2005/47843-july04.jpg

I am sensing that you guys are not thrilled with your efforts. You think they don't look like what they should and that they just all around suck. PLEASE STOP THINKING THIS WAY!!! We are not making a photograph...we are making a painting FROM a photograph. Your pieces are all looking lovely in this painting so y'all should stop knocking yourselves. Just do your best. It isn't supposed to be easy...it's supposed to be a challenge. And when we are done, you might be a step closer to realizing that you can paint landscapes from your own photographs.

Piper Ballou
07-17-2005, 11:03 PM
I am liking what I see so far, can't wait until more enter their pieces and it gets all put together.....
piper

antgeek
07-18-2005, 02:51 AM
hi project pals,
just checked on the project page and it looks like you have room for me, so i signed up. will wait patiently for a piece. :wave: thanks

scall0way
07-18-2005, 09:10 AM
I'll agree that everything is looking quite nice as it comes together, and I can't wait to see more pieces being added.

Debbie C.

scall0way
07-18-2005, 02:58 PM
Just do your best. It isn't supposed to be easy...it's supposed to be a challenge.

Harumph! Then how come the project intro post says:
"Relative Difficulty: Easy"

:D :D :D

Debbie C.

khourianya
07-18-2005, 03:10 PM
lol...cuz i'm tricksy! :evil: lol...it's an EASY challenge!

khourianya
07-19-2005, 12:18 AM
Okay - it is getting to that point in the month where i am going to have to start sending out second pieces. By my calculations, I have 6 left. Anyone want to do another?

And for those of you still working on your first one...time is ticking away...it is already July 18...only a week and a half left to finish up! I'll be sending out a PM at the end of the week as a reminder.

emagineer
07-19-2005, 09:21 AM
Corey,

Just uploaded my piece. You may have to crop a bit. Yes, this was a tad different......can understand the angst of the others. Admission that I only spent 15 min on it and cheated by using blue paper rather than having to create the background. Always an education, learned this time that dabbing little dots just didn't do it for me and I don't do much with them.

I'm stillwith your for next month.....the mystery of each month keeps me in.

Sandy

khourianya
07-19-2005, 11:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49131

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/18240/tn_wc06.jpg

This looks beautiful and I bet it fits into the painting perfectly. I will add it in this evening.

As for future months....I don't know how much longer I will be able to sustain this project. I realize that summers are harder for people to participate and they are just as hard for me to coordinate. I am starting to find that running the project is seriously cutting into the time that I could be speinding painting. I guess we'll have to see. I may end up reducing the number of pieces to 15 to make it more manageable and more likely to fill up. I will probably keep it going for at least another month and then reassess.

scall0way
07-19-2005, 03:35 PM
Well, since I'm a glutton for punishment I'll sign up for a second piece. But I will run screaming if it's more trees! LOL. But how do I sign up? I don't see a way to ask for a second piece at the project site. Is just putting the request here enough?

Debbie C. - this is such a fun project, but next month may be out for me as I'll be up in Canada for three weeks with limited computer access, but I *might* sign up and get it done before I leave.

MaryJ
07-19-2005, 08:27 PM
I just posted my piece. It's been on the easel for the last two days and I decided if I didn't send it now I'd pester it to death. It's piece 18. I can't wait to see where (and if ) it fits in. I'm holding my mouth just right that the angles are anywhere close. Thanks, by the way, for guiding us on these monthly adventures. They have been a wonderful learning experience.
Regards,
Mary Johnson

khourianya
07-19-2005, 09:06 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49144

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/4189/tn_Julypc18.jpg

Ohh - this looks so cool - I can hardly wait to add it to the puzzle!

khourianya
07-19-2005, 09:11 PM
And our update. This is looking so neat! And everyone is so close so the photo! It is great!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jul-2005/47843-july05.jpg

khourianya
07-20-2005, 09:12 PM
Well, since I'm a glutton for punishment I'll sign up for a second piece. But I will run screaming if it's more trees! LOL. But how do I sign up? I don't see a way to ask for a second piece at the project site. Is just putting the request here enough?

Debbie C. - this is such a fun project, but next month may be out for me as I'll be up in Canada for three weeks with limited computer access, but I *might* sign up and get it done before I leave.

I'm sorry, Debbie - I completely forgot to write back an danswer your question. When it comes to second pieces, I just send them out a week before the project ends. Usually, by that point, there are no more new signups. I will be sending the pieces out on Sunday and will make sure one gets to you.

Where in Canada are you going to be? I'm in Calgary so if your travel plans include this area maybe we can get together for a coffee or a paint out. :) Unfortunately, there aren't many other pastelists on this forum from the calgary area or I'd say we could gather up a group.

scall0way
07-20-2005, 10:42 PM
Where in Canada are you going to be? I'm in Calgary so if your travel plans include this area maybe we can get together for a coffee or a paint out. :)

Alas, opposite side of the country! I'll be in New Brunswick, right near the border of Nova Scotia, and the bridge to PEI, with a foray up into Quebec's Gaspe pennisula to get together with a bunch of friends from a (non-art related) internet group I belong to.

Debbie C.

ColorMyWorld
07-20-2005, 10:44 PM
Cori, I got the piece you sent me. Will be working on it this weekend.
The composite painting looks very interesting so far.

khourianya
07-20-2005, 11:53 PM
Alas, opposite side of the country! I'll be in New Brunswick, right near the border of Nova Scotia, and the bridge to PEI, with a foray up into Quebec's Gaspe pennisula to get together with a bunch of friends from a (non-art related) internet group I belong to.

Debbie C.

That sounds like a beautiful trip. I went to halifax and Peggy's Cove last summer and it was gorgeous (my first time ever on the east coast). Have a great trip!

antgeek
07-21-2005, 04:32 PM
hi all,
just uploaded piece 19, mostly used oilies, but there's a little softy in the green. the 'quilt' is looking good, a lot of the enjoyment is in the variations of the individual piece colorations and styles.
thanks for another month of effort, cori. :wave:

khourianya
07-21-2005, 10:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49169

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/52085/tn_july-pastel-piece.jpg

Very very cool...


and, Here is the update:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2005/47843-july06.jpg

MaryJohnson
07-22-2005, 01:12 PM
If you still have pieces going begging I could do another over the weekend, or at the very least, by Tuesday of next week. After enough tries I might even figure out what I'm doing. At least it's lots of fun trying.
Regards,
Mary Johnson
[email protected] or
[email protected]

khourianya
07-22-2005, 02:00 PM
Oh - you changed your nem on here - it took me a second to realize. If you want, you can sign up under your new name too and I will send you out another piece...that way you will be able to upload it under the same log in as you are using currently.

khourianya
07-23-2005, 10:52 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49187

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/55259/tn_wcjuly24.jpg

Looks wonderful, Ron. I love your shadows...you can really feel the temperature change.

khourianya
07-23-2005, 10:55 AM
And here is another update:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jul-2005/47843-july07.jpg

Time is a-tickin' guys. Let's get those pieces done! I will start sending out the second pieces tonight, be sure to tell me if you want one!

CM Neidhofer
07-23-2005, 11:40 AM
Cori, it's SO much fun to watch these pieces come together! I really hope you'll be able to find time to continue hosting these for us. I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into this every month for all of us. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Christine

ColorMyWorld
07-23-2005, 09:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49199

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/48177/tn_July-puzzle.jpg

I just dropped this into the project. I'm not happy with it, particularly that blob in the corner that should be an evergreen.

khourianya
07-24-2005, 12:35 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49199

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/48177/tn_July-puzzle.jpg

I think this is lovely. great job!

khourianya
07-24-2005, 12:36 AM
And an update...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2005/47843-july08.jpg

scall0way
07-24-2005, 08:47 AM
woo hoo. The piece is coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see more of the project, and hope I get my second piece soon so I can work on it today while I have free time Once the work week starts all bets are off. :)

Debbie C.

khourianya
07-24-2005, 11:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49212

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/60853/tn_Kuriana.JPG

For as horribly as you had thought you'd done, I think you rose to the challenge beautifully. And as a piece of the larger puzzle, it is quite lovely.

Now keep going with those pastels. I think you will find they get easier and easier the more you use them! :)

khourianya
07-24-2005, 11:28 AM
And another update:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2005/47843-july09.jpg

And I am working at getting the second pieces out. I meant to do it last night, but we ended up being asked at the last moment to go to a movie with our niece...

khourianya
07-24-2005, 08:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49231

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/1530/tn_pastel5sm.jpg

This looks gorgeous. great job! (and it fits perfectly)

khourianya
07-24-2005, 08:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49230

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/50746/tn_July_Piece_20.jpg

Ohhh, just look at this one! great shadowplay John!

khourianya
07-24-2005, 08:51 PM
And now for another update:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2005/47843-july10.jpg

scall0way
07-24-2005, 09:16 PM
Okay, I uploaded my second piece, which is piece 9. I used my oilies for this one, and I tried them out on another sheet of this watercolor paper I have. The water color paper was not very good with the softies, and it is not very good with the oilies either, but it was an interesting experiment.

But does this mean I'll have to try watercolors again to use up this paper? Gee, I sure hope not! :D

Debbie C.

khourianya
07-24-2005, 09:20 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49232

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/62165/tn_small_second_puzzle_piece.jpg

Wow - I'd just barely uploaded an update and I get to upload another! Thanks Debbie! This is great. As much as leaves are the bane of your existence, are you seeing how to adapt a photo of them to your style?

I'll post a big picture update in 2 secs...

khourianya
07-24-2005, 09:22 PM
And another update:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Jul-2005/47843-july11.jpg

Grunge
07-25-2005, 05:46 PM
ah geez, I'm about an hour too late. I just finished my piece and am ready to post. quite yucky, but oh well. live and learn.

khourianya
07-25-2005, 09:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49245

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/60457/tn_july_piece_01.jpg

And one you rose to the challenge of beautifully! Great job Teresa.

khourianya
07-25-2005, 09:31 PM
Here's another update!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jul-2005/47843-july12.jpg

I still have a couple more pieces to go if anyone wants to sign up for the project or if someone is looking for a second piece. I may take one of them myself. We'll have to see how this week shapes up.

Piper Ballou
07-25-2005, 11:02 PM
Cori- if you still have an extra piece I will do another one.
piper

khourianya
07-25-2005, 11:04 PM
I'll pm you right now... :D Thanks Piper.

Piper Ballou
07-25-2005, 11:13 PM
thanks Cori- got the piece...this has been a good practice, warm ups, and just plain fun to paint this month for me
piper

khourianya
07-25-2005, 11:44 PM
Glad to hear it, Piper. I'm thinking I may tackle another one. I need work on my shadows...and my GAs want a work out! :D

Natalie NZ
07-26-2005, 12:29 AM
Have posted my piece - rather a rushed effort and the usual wishy/washy result. I have been rather involved with house alterations lately and haven't done anything much in the way of painting except for woodwork etc. in the kitchen :rolleyes: ............hope to get back into it soon.

Grunge
07-26-2005, 06:13 PM
And one you rose to the challenge of beautifully! Great job Teresa.

You are too kind. This one is really looking cool. I'm especially liking the grassy areas.

eagle owl
07-26-2005, 07:30 PM
Hi Cori

I haven't forgotten. Will probably do my piece tomorrow (Wednesday).

Best wishes

Carol

khourianya
07-26-2005, 09:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49250

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/47453/tn_Puzzle____Tree.jpg

I think this came out great, Natalie! I'll add it to the puzzle shortly.

khourianya
07-26-2005, 09:31 PM
Here we go - update number 13...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2005/47843-july13.jpg

The countdown is on...there are no more pieces available and we only have 5 more days...be sure to get your pieces in by Sunday so we can wrap up the project for this month!!!

Piper Ballou
07-26-2005, 10:08 PM
Cori- Just finished my second piece, had a lot of trouble seeing it this time, but gave it a good shot....I look forward to seeing all the puzzle put together.
piper

khourianya
07-26-2005, 10:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49282

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/8539/tn_trees2.jpg

Where do you buy those magic pastels, Piper? I must pick up a few if they will help me do beautiful work like this...

here's another update:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jul-2005/47843-july14.jpg

emagineer
07-27-2005, 08:10 AM
I really love the tree's shadow pieces. They glimmer like fallen silver. And congrats to all of us on this project. Cori got us to really see things differently rather than paint an object.

Cori, I know this takes up a lot of your time and especially when you are having to wait on us. Please know that you are greatly appreciated.

Sandy

scall0way
07-27-2005, 08:36 AM
Just finished my second piece, had a lot of trouble seeing it this time

LOL, you had trouble seeing it *this* time? I have trouble seeing them *every* time! Those teeny-weeny little reference shots are really way too small for my old eyes to be able to make out much of anything on them, so I pretty much make up what I'm doing, since the reference pix mostly just look like nameless blobs to me. :D

Debbie C.

Ron Biggs
07-27-2005, 08:40 AM
Cori, I know this takes up a lot of your time and especially when you are having to wait on us. Please know that you are greatly appreciated.

Sandy

Cori. Iíd like to second Sandyís vote of thanks.:clap: These projects are fun to do.
I love watching the pieces come together, even though itís very frustrating waiting after Iíve put my piece in. :D

Piper Ballou
07-27-2005, 10:17 AM
Debbie- that is part of the fun of this project, letting our minds go, I try not to think about what I am painting, just try my best to concentrate on the shapes, shadows....and I think you did a great job on yours
piper

khourianya
07-27-2005, 10:30 AM
The look like nameless blobs to me too, Debbie. Except that I know that the finished picture is so I have to try to forget that as I do it (hence why my pieces are always slightly off...:(

I am going to try to do this project at least one more month, but with fewer pieces to see if it is more manageable that way. I like hosting it, but in the past 5 months, I can count the number of paintings I've done on one hand. Luckilly I no longer have trips or conferences or moves for a while and in a week I have a week and a half off so maybe I can get things in order so I can manage the project easier. It may mean I make the committment to only updating the puzzle once a week, but that won't really be the end of the world. I'd just like to see the project fill up more quickly so I can send out the pieces all at once and then just add the updates. Guess we'll see.

emagineer
07-27-2005, 10:55 AM
Debbie,
I don't know if this is cheating or not....but, I enlarge my piece (3 times) and work from this. The working/finished piece is this large, then I scale the final piece back to original size. It would be interesting to know how others approach the puzzle.

Sandy with old eyes too.

Piper Ballou
07-27-2005, 11:02 AM
I cheat too...at least I try to enlarge the piece, but sometimes it just does not help
piper

scall0way
07-27-2005, 02:49 PM
LOL, I also cheat and enlarge the piece, but it usually does not help much! It just looks like more blocky blobs, LOL.

Debbie C.

johndill01
07-27-2005, 08:09 PM
I also normally enlarge the picture, but have learned not to make it much larger than 6 x 6 in. 4 x4 works well most of the time, and if it's like one of the first projects, enlarging it caused pixelation and required really working with a small picture. Still a lot of fun, and this helps when looking at other larger objects to paint.

Thanks again Cori!

CM Neidhofer
07-29-2005, 02:05 PM
I just can't get over how well we all match up the pieces!! It's amazing!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Christine

khourianya
07-29-2005, 04:24 PM
Just goes to show how good we are all getting at this :)

khourianya
07-30-2005, 12:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49321

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/65283/tn_47843-17.jpg

Wowza! perfect fit - this just glows! :clap:

khourianya
07-30-2005, 12:10 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2005/47843-july15.jpg

Well, we're getting close, guys...still a few pieces short....and only 2 more days to go so I do hope people get their pieces done and submitted

Speaking of which - I still have my second piece to do...

khourianya
07-30-2005, 01:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49334

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/49117/tn_July_piece.jpg

So I just finish sending out my reminder PM to tell everyone that's left to remember to submit...and then I go to the project thread and find out Carol is reading my mind and has submitted this beautiful piece for our puzzle...thanks Carol! This looks great in there, dontcha think?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2005/47843-july16.jpg

khourianya
07-30-2005, 01:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49335

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/45982/tn_DSCN0835.JPG

Looks great, becky! Thanks for getting it in.

Guys - it is starting to get har to tell the difference between the photo pieces and the painting pieces in my master version. Great job team!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2005/47843-july17.jpg

oh - and I looove the new image uploader! Sooo fabulous!

MaryJ
07-30-2005, 02:04 PM
I just uploaded my piece (No.5) so I slipped in under the deadline. Thanks again for hosting the project.
Mary

khourianya
07-30-2005, 02:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49336

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/4189/tn_Julypiece5sm.jpg

Piece 8, actually. Thanks Mary - this looks great! And justy look at it in the progress puzzle...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2005/47843-july18.jpg

(still loving the new image uploader :D)

scall0way
07-30-2005, 03:50 PM
Wow, it's looking gorgeous. What's interesting to me is how differently we "see" the various colors, but it's looking great as it comes together.

Debbie C.

MaryJ
07-30-2005, 07:31 PM
Well, I never said I could count! <g> That's what happens when you type with mittens on. Every one has done such an amazing job. What fun!
Mary

khourianya
07-30-2005, 10:07 PM
ok - with my 2nd piece in, that leaves 3 more pieces to go...I think we may just wrap up on time! :D
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jul-2005/47843-july19.jpg

Guess I'd better get the next month all ready to go. I think I said there would only be 15 pieces for August...

khourianya
07-31-2005, 04:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49355

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/28135/tn_WC-Pastel_Project-July_Piece.jpg

Very nice Diane. a perfect fit!

Well - 2 more pieces to go and we are done. So you two better get cracking and submit, k :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2005/47843-july20.jpg

Anda G
07-31-2005, 11:19 PM
Cori, that is so pretty. It would make a nice quilt to go on my bed.
I'm having trouble with my camera/picture download and edit program. I'm trying to get the picture on. I might have to get offline to do that. I can't click on the little icon thingys, either. :-( Boo hoo! I click and the screen moves up.
I'm going to try again....
Andagail

khourianya
07-31-2005, 11:21 PM
You can always email it to me if you are still having issues: [email protected]

Anda G
07-31-2005, 11:36 PM
It's up! Eww! I'm not keeping that one. haha
Andagail
shoot, still can't put in the thingys. :(
I'm waving bye...

khourianya
07-31-2005, 11:48 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=49359

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/919/completed/59007/tn_july31st_go.jpg

You crack me up, Andagail...this piece looks great and I will add it into the puzzle right away so you can see it.

khourianya
07-31-2005, 11:54 PM
And our update with only one piece missing. I hope Barry can get his piece in...I'd hate to have to wrap up the project with only one piece missing...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Jul-2005/47843-july21.jpg

You guys this has come together so well - even given the number of eeks I was hearing at the start of the month...you all grumbled through and some even asked for a second piece! :clap: I'm so proud of you all.

Next month is also going to be a photograph...but i promise there are no trees. Not a single one.

emagineer
08-01-2005, 07:55 AM
I personally think this turned out wonderful and the best yet. Each piece is so unique and done well....what each of us sees, signatures to our creativity.

Thanks again Cori!

scall0way
08-01-2005, 03:13 PM
I'm dying to see the last piece filled into the puzzle though. Okay, who's holding out on us? :D

Debbie C.

khourianya
08-01-2005, 03:35 PM
I have a feeling our last piece isn't coming. :( He PMd me a few days ago to ask where the photo of his piece was so i re-sent it to him (it was in the original message - according to my sent file) and he hasn't responded since...I emailed him yesterday as a reminder and still no response.

I think I'll just post what we have and wrap up the project so we can concentrate on the August project and it's challenge. Give me a second.

khourianya
08-01-2005, 03:48 PM
So here we are:

I kinda came up with a title for this one. Sunlit Shadows
The location is a park not far from my house (Confederation Park in Calgary, Alberta) and the photo was taken last fall about a week before the leaves fell.

Here are all of the pieces you guys made:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2005/47843-july21.jpg

Here is the final image with the photo poking through that one piece:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2005/47843-julyfinal.jpg

And here is the photo we were working from:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Aug-2005/47843-sunlit_shadows_photo.jpg


You guys did a great job with this challenging photo! I can't wait to see how you all do in August.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Diane Cutter
08-01-2005, 10:01 PM
Well, I have to say that it was a lot of fun... and some of the parts I was working on were not what I thought them to be. I knew I was working on trees, but I thought I had some vine-covered wires, too.

Next time I think I'll work on it upside-down. And I worked from that little itty-bitty piece, griding it off 4x4. Sure was hard on the old eyes, especially trying to figure out the colors...

Diane