View Full Version : The Wde Hall Of Fame 2005

Charlie's Mum
01-09-2006, 12:39 PM
We would like each participant to post ONE of your own images selected from all the WDEs you have done in 2005, in this thread!

Pick your favorite, your best, your worst, your breakthrough, your experiment, whatever you want, but just one. You can tell something about it if you like, or just mention which WDE it was (if you still know).

We'd like to keep the thread to our image postings, without commenting on each other's work this time, so the thread won't get too unweildy.

You may include a hyperlink to your image thread if you wish, so that comments may be made there.

Here's the link to our Hall of Fame 2004 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239701).

01-09-2006, 12:46 PM
"Lucky Number 8" 7"x10" watercolour. From Jan 05
I love this painting. It was one of a few that helped me get over a misscarriage.

Charlie's Mum
01-09-2006, 01:20 PM
This azalea painting - one of the first I did using Acrylic inks, which I 'discovered' almost a year ago, and fell in love with! It was a learning process finding out how they'd behave.


Valri Ary
01-09-2006, 02:02 PM
It was hard to choose.......this one or the other seals (sealions) I did the same weekend. This was from 11-04-05's WDE.
Also, my whole chicken phase was fairly tempting too........but this was at last the top contenter.
It makes me want to paint more underwater life and water....maybe this will re-inspire me as I have alot of ref photos for this subject.


01-09-2006, 02:26 PM
Here's my favourite. It was from the July 22 WDE hosted by Valri, I believe.
I call it "Sea Tulips". I started it without any idea of what I was going to do, but it just seemed to take on a life of it's own!

It's watercolour on Arches 140lb. CP and it's 10" X 13".

01-09-2006, 03:11 PM
Bleeding hearts from Valri's hosting on 7.23.05 -

I picked it because it was my first WDE and the start of a wonderful journey here in the AMAE!


01-09-2006, 04:26 PM
I think my best WDE painting of 2004 was the boxer from october 7th.
Acrylics on canvas, 28x28".


01-09-2006, 04:33 PM
Here's one of my favorites, from bluepellinore's WDE on Oct 21. I enjoyed doing it and everything seemed to go right with it. 5x7 oil pastel on suede matboard.

01-09-2006, 05:22 PM
I have a few; but prefer this one. I was excited about learning a new mix of watercolor to produce black, and was very happy on how this came out. It is a watercolor 7x9.4 titled , "Mama and Babies ".
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2006/68155-IMG_0045.JPG :wave:

01-09-2006, 06:34 PM
This was a tough choice...but I decided to choose this one just because I really liked how it turned out! It was from Christine's (HRH Goldie) wde June 24th.

Acrylics on masonite 8X10 The Poppy Patch

01-09-2006, 06:54 PM
This was from Kyle's Wde in Jan 2005.... first time i: listened to advice (changed the wall shadows 3,000 times); painted glazed pottery (found out i do it rather well... when i need uplifting, i paint pottery!); had only started WDE i think the month before, so was determined to make this my learning year..... have since tried all KINDs of things, styles, media (including melting oil pastels on a hot plate,remember that???!!!) (where IS my hotplate buddy??), subject-matter..... and this remains on my wall, duly framed. Kyle lives in the neighboring city: we have yet to meet....busy, busy people!.... :wave: Kordelia

edit... now that i look at it, i dont remember if that's the final shadow decision!!!! nope.....it was the next one!!! and now that you see them side/by/side, you can see how 1. we help eachother; 2. sometimes the difference is so subtle, but matters; 3. sometimes you can just make yourself crazy on the little stuff!!!!!! :D Kordelia

01-09-2006, 09:19 PM
I suppose it has to be Scruffy because of the reaction of his family (his human mom, dad, grandmother and grandfather :) )

01-10-2006, 01:45 AM
Well for me it was fairly easy pick. I just started doing WDE's this summer and I feel that the best one for me was the egret from 10/29.
I just love the way it turned out.

01-10-2006, 12:40 PM
Hi everyone .. I join WDE on June 17- 2005 without knowing much about WDE nor painting/drawing.
On Aug. 20-2005 but sorry didn't write the host name but still remember this Oscar was her late dog with his sad story. First time using graphite and still my favorite and been on my signature since then.
So here is Oscar.


01-10-2006, 02:23 PM
Mine is the "Spice Kitty". This was my very first WDE and this painting sold as soon as I put it on my blog. Painting in under 3 hours and a sale in 3 minutes. Can't beat it with a stick. The beginnings of something good thanks to WDE and you folkshttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2006/69248-Spice-Kitten-by-Artist-Lori.jpg !!!

01-10-2006, 09:07 PM
Definitely not my best, but the first of many more pastels. I remember how different it felt from painting and it grabbed me! Valri's chicken.

01-11-2006, 04:57 AM
Wow, I'd forgotten I had done so many WDEs this year.
I choose "The Rumble Seat" because it's something I never thought I'd be able to do, I'm not sure why I tried, but I was surprised and happy with the results! It's a digital painting, that I later placed in one of my watercolors, that I had scanned.
I've learned so much by trying new things in the WDEs and the challenges in the digital forum.

01-11-2006, 07:32 AM
I chose this one from Cori's WDE in November as it was the first I did after a long break where I was struggling to find a style I was happy with, and I feel this is a good example of the progress I have made towards that goal, mostly through participating in the WDE.s


01-11-2006, 12:02 PM
I have chosen my painting of Blessing - WDE Sept 16th. Not necessarily because it is the one I like best, but because it was my first painting of an animal and I was very pleased with it. It is in pastel on grey Ingres paper, approx 30x22cm

01-11-2006, 10:00 PM
This is my favorite from all of my WDE's that I painted, but didn't have time to post. This will remind me not to let life get in the way of the things that I love doing, especially since the sands of time are running out! :eek:

This is from Joy's WDE - she had all these great photos from Greece!

Sennelier Oil Pastels on 10x13 Canson mi Tientes


01-11-2006, 11:41 PM
hmmm... *scratches head* :D

there is some fantastic artwork from the WDE folks here. Wow! :clap: :clap: :clap:

D & S just had a similar thread, and i posted one from the WDE that i thought was a milestone for me. Here i'm just going to post my favorite from last year instead. i enjoy both graphite and charcoal, but when it comes to picking a favorite, i'm in love with the rich darks of charcoal. This is from Twyla's (Ironhorse) WDE of November 11th.


01-15-2006, 12:36 PM
"Lab Love" is my fav for '05. I used acrylic overlayed with Berol Colored Pencil. On Artboard, 9"x12".

01-15-2006, 07:46 PM
Awesome paintings. I'm glad I get to see some of the ones I missed...I have several favorites. This is ArtCrazy's son, Skyler, from a fall WDE. "Puddle Jumper"


01-16-2006, 01:23 PM
I think mine has to be the Hawaiian Ginger Watercolour from the 1st of April, it was the first painting that really went pefectly, and everyone who has seen it has said wow...so i must have done something right! http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263695&goto=nextnewest

i've had a bit of a sparse patch lately with WDE's so i'm hoping to improve my record as part of my new years resolution! lovely work everyone...shame we cant see them all on a wall somewhere...

01-19-2006, 06:51 AM
The best part of the WDE's is trying things that you normally don't do.
So, I was actually happy with the Hawaiian Parrot from Terralyn's WDE
on 4-1-2005


01-20-2006, 04:53 AM
Wow! So many fabulous paintings and drawings. Katju, your W/C's are breathing.:clap:

I chose this acrylic still life I did for one of the late summer WDE's.:wave:


01-20-2006, 06:26 PM
Sheesh, a very difficult decision for me. I didn't realize I had done so many that I liked, and all for different reasons. I chose this because it gave me a new direction to explore. But then, so many of the others did too. This came from the WDE on 9/23. Sorry, don't remember whos it was.


01-22-2006, 12:25 PM
I come here regularly and see so many talented people who share their knowledge and art work. It is inspiring to me. The one painting (I didn't even have to look it up) that stood out for me this year is one that is larger and took longer than my usual offering for WDE. It is from Sept 2, a yellow rose. I posted at least two steps, but altered it again slightly after the comments. It glows. That is common on the monitor, but this one glows IRL. I know I should take more time on a lot of my work.

01-22-2006, 02:44 PM
I think this one was my mile stone, even without the animation it made me feel magical and Christmasy. It was the best one of last year, though it only just beat my version of Helens traditional Santa by an hairs breath.
It's my favourite because it helped me to get back that seasonal feeling that I thought I would never find without my friend being there on the end of the phone Christmas day. We never saw each other on the day because of our respective families but we always spoke and thanked eachother for our gifts.

This was from Slaterza_Sam's WDE weekend.


01-22-2006, 04:31 PM
This one is out of my comfort zone. I am not good at people.
With this one I learnt that I can do it.

And this lady bring back memories and remind us something about human being and time.


01-27-2006, 02:40 PM
I did quite a few of these WDE's in 2005, and it's difficult to single out any one as my favorite. However, this one just feels kind of special to me.
9"X12" acrylic on board.

01-28-2006, 01:45 PM
I've been a bit hit and miss with the WDE's this year but there have been some memorable ones amongst the ones I have managed and it was a hard decision. It finally came down to this one *The Apple Basket* from Kathy's WDE on 9th September. It found a home almost before the paint was dry.


02-05-2006, 03:41 PM
These boats on the Mediterranean are one of my favorites from the wde's. It was a challenge getting the reflections in the water and one I enjoyed. Pastel on Wallis, from a September wde.

02-05-2006, 04:38 PM
This wasn't the very first WDE I did but one of them. I got totally involved in the project and became addicted to the WDE's. (Even if I can't do them every week). This was from a June WDE but I can't remember who hosted. It's in watercolor pencil.


03-05-2006, 08:58 AM
I'm putting in my Exotic Pot, or rather Kathy's:lol:

Because it took me out of my comfort zone - using pastel on acrylic and a still life - which wasn't my usual choice of subject - especially from a photograph.
12 x 16 ins WDE dated: 9/9/05

And - it got me painting still life in the studio - especially from above - so thanks to this WDE :thumbsup:

03-18-2006, 10:30 AM

Link to thread



04-30-2006, 04:03 AM
It has been a while now since I have been able to participate in the WDE.. but summer is coming and I look forward to having more free time when school is o-u-t and I don't have to get up every morning and head to work :)

This was from Lorna's WDE from Sept 16.. the peony painting is special to me because after posting it and receiving some great feedback, I did a second painting.. and I am so happy with the pair of them that they are now framed!

05-02-2006, 02:11 AM
Mine has to be Madonna....

05-20-2006, 08:02 AM
I'm not a frequent WDE participant so it was easy to choose... I think I only did one in 2005 :rolleyes:

August 2005 - Connie's cow (and the background is also from one of her photos)

I enjoyed looking at everybody's favourites... so many stunning pictures!

05-21-2006, 08:28 PM
I had a lot of favorites... if I had to pick one it would be this one because it was the first pour I tried and it led me in a direction that has been so very rewarding... and it isn't a boat:smug:

05-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Hi Gang,
I picked this one because I had a hard time getting the perspective right, but I did enjoy the battle. Late July, I think.

Cheers all,


06-07-2006, 03:41 PM
My favourite painting of 2005 were the poppies of Remembrance Day november 11, of Twyla (Ironhorse). Because it was my first acrylic knife painting. It has changed a bit after the posting.

HRH Goldie
07-09-2006, 08:32 PM
Oh wow every year I have missed submitting a piece for this thread so I am thrilled this one is still open.
It was difficult but this one I chose of a jellyfish (sorry can't remember which wde'r who was hosting) was so satisfying both to do and also the outcome.
I had only started using acrylic ink so it was exciting to do and you never know the outcome when you start.

Deb Leger
07-23-2006, 08:16 PM
I participated in one wde in '05 but it's one of my favourite paintings. :) (From the weekend of March 27.) This year though, I've done a few and plan on aiming for every weekend. :D


11-18-2006, 05:58 PM
For me I guess my drawing of Monty was the highlight of my painting year. I learnt such a lot when doing this and have to say the tutelage from my sister was the best part of the learning process. Thank you Deirdre.

12-31-2006, 11:11 PM
I'm Late Doing this as usual!!

To Me, this was my greatest achievement in 2005. My first Santa, and Portrait.
Done during a workshop by Aquarelle in the watercolor forum. This however was done with Acrylics. No drawing, just pushing the paint around.
Learned so much from this demo, given by such a wonderful artist and teacher.