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Nickel
01-14-2006, 02:35 PM
Weeks one and two have come to a close! It was so nice to meet new and old friends during our travels. We have seen many lovely works of art this past week. If you would like to see where we have been, please view our gallery. If you missed a week you can still catch-up and post to that week. Or start right now with week #3. The road calls and we are off on a new journey! Saddle up the ponies and lets hit the trail! Week #3 begins right now!!!

See you soon!:wave:

Nickel, Rose, and Barb

rosebard
01-14-2006, 08:06 PM
Hi Nick girl!! I will skip week two and jump on week three. This was a very busy week, but a good one.

Cant wait to see everyone again here this week!! :)

tyree
01-15-2006, 11:44 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/65063-Gros2.jpg Antoine Jean Gros,, Portrait of Madame Bruyere,, 1771-1835,,,Neo Classical Period,, graphite on stonehenge, 8x8....tyree

AriadneArts
01-15-2006, 11:55 AM
Lovely piece, Susan. I like the softness.

Here is my effort for Week #3:

Ingres: The Bather of Valpincon ('c' has a tail and is pronounced like 's')
Graphite, 3.5x2.5
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/6306-Bather_of_Valpincon-eod_study_rz.jpg

Original:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/6306-Ingres-The_Bather_of_Valpincon_rz.jpg

rosebard
01-15-2006, 12:46 PM
Tyree, expressive portrait drawing! :)

Eilleen, very soft and good rendition of the original. :)

Chloe_1
01-15-2006, 01:47 PM
tyree~very nice.., love the expression;-)
Ariadne~well done and soft like..good work.;-)

mauricar
01-15-2006, 07:12 PM
Good work Tyree and Eileen. Nice renditions. I tried to post mine, but WC is moving very slow right now. I'll try again later.

mauricar
01-15-2006, 07:24 PM
Sir Joshua Reynolds. My rendition of Love me, Love my dog.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/71456-sir_joshua_reynolds.jpg
CP on sketchpaper 9x14

Chloe_1
01-15-2006, 10:56 PM
So much affection in this painting Mauricar..Very nice~

Chloe_1
01-15-2006, 11:04 PM
This week I've chosen a painting from Northern Renaissance Roger VanDerWeyden(1399-1464), which is called :The Magdalen Reading:
I call it "Guided by the Light" on 2.5x3.5 watercolor paper..acrylic ink,graphite,and pen.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/68155-IMG_0049.JPG

tyree
01-15-2006, 11:22 PM
eileen, very softly done, great attention to detail...midge, how lovely!!!! chloe, love your mixtures of colour and graphite, very expressive! tyree

Chloe_1
01-15-2006, 11:48 PM
Tks. tyree;-)))

mauricar
01-15-2006, 11:58 PM
Thanks Tyree, Thanks Chloe. Isn't it fun that we can all participate in such a fun event!

PushingPixels
01-16-2006, 02:06 AM
This week I am trying my pastels since I had some time to play. I chose Carravaggio as my inspiration but with my own interpretation.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2006/44004-CaravaggiosAngel.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2006/44004-MyAngel.jpg

mauricar
01-16-2006, 02:38 AM
PushingPixels - very nice job. She looks like an angel.(pun intended) What is the name of this piece?

Chloe_1
01-16-2006, 02:47 AM
Very nice PushingPixels~I like the flow of the robe around her leg, and the background. What size is it?

PushingPixels
01-16-2006, 01:53 PM
Very nice PushingPixels~I like the flow of the robe around her leg, and the background. What size is it?
Thanks for the kindness

Title is "Rest on the flight to Egypt" 1594
For a better more complete view go here
http://www.caravaggio.rai.it/index_en.htm
this work is in Room 2 under WORKS I believe.

My rendition was done on 9x12 Wallis pastel paper but I cropped it a little when I scanned it. Hard to get defined features on soft pastel.

As usual I'm loving the images and the tallent I'm seeing here - great work, I love the new posts to see what my friends are up to.
Have a wonderful week.
barb

PushingPixels
01-16-2006, 02:00 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Jan-2006/65063-Gros2.jpg Antoine Jean Gros,, Portrait of Madame Bruyere,, 1771-1835,,,Neo Classical Period,, graphite on stonehenge, 8x8....tyree

This one is my favorite yet of your art cards tyree, so gentle and pensive.
I especially like the eyes. A work to be proud of. You might want to work her up in size and do an oil or whatever your medium of choice.
I really really like her.

tyree
01-16-2006, 02:43 PM
Thanks all for kind comments, i went larger instead of atc size, so i could work more with detail, it does help:p .. im working on trying colour, i get too impatient, colour pencils, watercolour,,,:envy: :envy: however, PUSHINGPIXELS, You are not afraid of colour:clap: great background and flow of robes, has a great playfullness about her!!!! Its really nice seeing the different picks of artists everyone has chosen,,,,,tyree:wave:

Fish<><
01-16-2006, 03:28 PM
Tyree-I really like the softness you've gotten here with the blending.
Eileen-Great details on such a small scale.
Midge-I really like Reynolds portraits. You've done a Wonderful job.
Chloe-Wow! Love the soft lighting you've given it.
Pixels-Beautiful work.

Thanks everyone for sharing.

Fish<><
01-16-2006, 03:34 PM
Ooops. Wrong button. :rolleyes: I'll figure this computer thing out some day...

Wanted to share my WIP for the week. El Greco's A View of Toledo.
I've decided to start experimenting with some different media as we travel so this week I broke out som NuPastels that someone had given to me a while back. I like them a lot but they are a bit messy. Here's what I got so far...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2006/54332-Toledo_wk3.jpg

Below are my reference image and a detail of the castle to the left.

Nickel
01-16-2006, 05:25 PM
Hi Rose, don’t work to hard this week but try to squeeze a beautiful landscape our way!

Hi Tyree, you are first this week! My what beautiful eyes you found in Madame Bruyere!! Very regal, beautiful and all knowing! I like her a lot! She should invite us for tea! I'd like to see you do her in color too! One way you may want to consider is to add just one color ( warm or cool) to a black and white study.

Hi Eileen, your Bather has great drapery detail! You caught all the shadow and light! I agree your softness has added to the charm of a private moment. Well done! Ingres really likes to stretch the figure a little!

Midge I agree we are having a great time!!! Your “Love me, love my dog” is great! Have you sold this one already? I like the faces on all three! Their color really makes them very expressive and friendly!

Chloe “Guided by the Light” is a wonderful name! Your Magdalen Reading is very intent in her studies! I like her a lot! I like the color you’ve added to increase the drama as it gives a warm glowing feel!

Barbara, Pastels! Oh, my, Your angel is delightful! Very nice set of hues you have chosen to use! Psst, I am thinking Caravaggio’s model for the angel is a young boy. Hard to tell from the back but he used young boys a lot as models. The Mary to the right of this angel was supposed to be his girlfriend; she is also the model for his Magdalene.

Here is a link to a great thread started by EileenClaire so we could study Caravaggio's work here in the Classical Forum. Lots of interesting information. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310089

Keith, Great start to “A View of Toledo.” I see you got the camera back from the kids! Good Job, enjoy using your new NuPastels. I can’t wait to see where you take this painting!


I've got to get the saddle on my pony and catch up with you all! These are happy trails! I don't want to miss the fun!

:) Nickel

mauricar
01-16-2006, 05:52 PM
Nickel. I have not sold this one yet. It is hanging in my livingroom. I did another rendition of it and it sold before it was finished. I was really surprised. Would you like it? I would be happy to send it to you in exchange for one of yours. You can PM me if you want it.

Nickel
01-16-2006, 10:37 PM
Nickel. I have not sold this one yet. It is hanging in my livingroom. I did another rendition of it and it sold before it was finished. I was really surprised. Would you like it? I would be happy to send it to you in exchange for one of yours. You can PM me if you want it.


Midge you are so sweet!!!! I am so fortunate to be on this journey with the kindest, most interesting people! Thank you very much and I will be in touch! Did you notice I moved from the North Pole today? I don't have a new home yet:D I couldn't figure out where I could go. I think I should just park my pony at the Classical Forum. ;) The internet is such a great tool to travel the world. :wave: You can go anyplace in the world and explore space too! :) Nickel

tyree
01-17-2006, 01:04 AM
KEITH, A Very very nice start, haunting looking!!!! NICKEL, Your not from the North Pole:eek: Here i was picturing you in an igloo with your little paintset:evil: !!! tyree:wave:

PushingPixels
01-17-2006, 01:50 AM
Wow - what great stuff here...
Fish can't wait to see the finished piece.
Nichel - such juicy tidbits about my artist... or at least my imagination is running away.

Chloe - I like your guiding light, Midge very adorable scene there, and Adriane I want to draw like you someday.

dex
01-17-2006, 05:49 PM
as I was late for class2#,thought I'd make effort to catch up:).Here's my 1hr45min Luca Signorelli (1450-1523)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jan-2006/69694-Luca_Signorelli.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

dex
01-17-2006, 06:05 PM
TYREE........she's a beauty,like your soft touch

EILEEN.......nice one.........love the drapes

MIDGE......"puppy love!",nice work

CHLOE.........nice 1,looks very free and easy!

PUSHINGPIXELS.........looks like you get your wing's for this 1:)

if I missed anyone,you must be hiding!:) (sorry!)

dex

Chloe_1
01-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Your gentleman looks distinct.. great use of graphite;-)

tyree
01-17-2006, 08:17 PM
dex, your drawing has a wonderful dark foreboding look, very nice....tyree:clap: :wave:

Nickel
01-17-2006, 11:00 PM
Tyree, lol, so sweet, just picture my igloo on wheels packed with my little paintset headed south toward a majestic palm tree near your sunny Florida with sweet Atlantic or Gulf Coast breezes! This is the season for being in Palm Beach.:wave:

Barbara, yep, Caravaggio is one interesting and mysterious painter!:D

Dex, your on a roll! Glad you don’t have a full deck of cards yet, I would be sure to lose! You are still enchanting us with the mystery your putting into the dark lines. Is this pencil or charcoal?? :wave:

:) Nickel

Fish<><
01-17-2006, 11:29 PM
Dex - That it fantastic. Even more so knowing it was done in less than 2 hours! Great job!

dex
01-18-2006, 07:40 AM
Tyree, lol, so sweet, just picture my igloo on wheels packed with my little paintset headed south toward a majestic palm tree near your sunny Florida with sweet Atlantic or Gulf Coast breezes! This is the season for being in Palm Beach.:wave:

Barbara, yep, Caravaggio is one interesting and mysterious painter!:D

Dex, your on a roll! Glad you don’t have a full deck of cards yet, I would be sure to lose! You are still enchanting us with the mystery your putting into the dark lines. Is this pencil or charcoal?? :wave:

:) Nickel
Hi Nickel,hope you're feeling better,
only use 2B/6B graphite(mainly 2B!)in my drawing/sketches,thanks for your kind comments:wink2:,and encouragement.
doodleoo!:)
dex

dex
01-18-2006, 08:01 AM
CHLOE.........TYREE,thanks

KEITH........thanks,sorry I missed you out last post!(dont know how!:( ),very powerful pic,(and spooky!) :)nice 1

Nehalenia
01-18-2006, 03:30 PM
Hello! :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2006/67591-destiny.jpg


Destiny -John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Neo-Classicism/Pre-Raphaelite
Paintshop Pro + Wacom
3 hours

mauricar
01-18-2006, 03:35 PM
Oh my! This is a beautiful piece. Job Well Done! (IMHO)

Nehalenia
01-18-2006, 04:48 PM
Midge - Thanks!

Your rendition of Reynolds is very sweet. I particularly like the dog :)

Nehalenia
01-18-2006, 04:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jan-2006/54332-Toledo_wk3.jpg


Keith: Looking forward to see this develop. The gloomyness is already there and your style of drawing is well matched.

I have a "thing" with El Greco too. He was around in El Escorial, the palace of Philips II, overlord of the Netherlands (not for long). It's interesting Philips favoured dark paintings like those of El Greco and Hieronymus Bosch.

tyree
01-18-2006, 08:47 PM
Nehalenia...a very nice choice, beautifully done!!!! tyree

rosebard
01-18-2006, 09:04 PM
:clap: You guys rock!! Amazing stuff going on here!! :D :clap:

Life has taken over, but I will make sure I am not left out of the fun this week!! See you soon!! :) :wave:

obxladybear
01-19-2006, 05:18 PM
I've arrived later than I had hoped with my humble contribution to the journey...but I am having fun with it....everyone here is so talented that it makes me work harder to try to fit in....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2006/30099-week-3.JPG

I chose this artist because his last name is the same as my maiden name....perhaps we are related down the line, but I may never know, because trying to trace back my roots, I ran into the stumbling block of no one on that side of the family knowing anything...:)

Chloe_1
01-19-2006, 11:55 PM
NehaleniaGood Job;-))
obxladybearLove your Marie Antoinette...Great background;-))

mauricar
01-20-2006, 12:02 AM
Marie Antoinette is looking good.

Nickel
01-20-2006, 11:55 AM
Hello! :wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jan-2006/67591-destiny.jpg


Destiny -John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)
Neo-Classicism/Pre-Raphaelite
Paintshop Pro + Wacom
3 hours


Really great job with the eyes! I think she is thristy!!!:D

:) Nickel

Nickel
01-20-2006, 11:59 AM
I've arrived later than I had hoped with my humble contribution to the journey...but I am having fun with it....everyone here is so talented that it makes me work harder to try to fit in....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2006/30099-week-3.JPG

I chose this artist because his last name is the same as my maiden name....perhaps we are related down the line, but I may never know, because trying to trace back my roots, I ran into the stumbling block of no one on that side of the family knowing anything...:)

:clap: :clap: :clap: Wonderful talent! Very nice colors! She looks very regal!

I love the colors you have used!!! :wave:

:) Nickel

Nickel
01-20-2006, 12:27 PM
Infant with a Bird. c.1624-1625. Oil on panel. Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/39040-ppRubens.jpg

From Barb's Mom: The Infant with Bird was a study made for an angel in the Madonna with a Floral Wreath in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. The child is probably Rubens' first son Albert, who was born in 1614.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/39040-Image014.jpg


Added more pinkie finger. Changed the bird to a cockatiel. Charcoal on newsprint of the planet Mars. 7x7 inches.

:) Nickel

mauricar
01-20-2006, 01:58 PM
aww my. I love it. So sweet.

dex
01-20-2006, 09:19 PM
Infant with a Bird. c.1624-1625. Oil on panel. Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/39040-ppRubens.jpg

From Barb's Mom: The Infant with Bird was a study made for an angel in the Madonna with a Floral Wreath in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. The child is probably Rubens' first son Albert, who was born in 1614.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/39040-Image014.jpg


Added more pinkie finger. Changed the bird to a cockatiel. Charcoal on newsprint of the planet Mars. 7x7 inches.

:) Nickel

My word Nickel,
you are a busy little bee!:D,
lovely job!:clap:,
love the "perm!" :evil: :wink2:,
dex

tyree
01-20-2006, 10:03 PM
charlene, lovely, especially the detail on dress!!!! nickel,, Very delicate, a wonderful rendition....tyree:wave:

Chloe_1
01-21-2006, 12:43 PM
What a nice touch nickel.. :cat: Adorable~~

rosebard
01-21-2006, 05:35 PM
I have finally made this week. I was so sad I coulnt submit anything last week. Problem was I coulnt decide what landscape to pick. This week I am presenting an artist you probably dont know him. He was one of the first students of Academy of Fine Art in Brazil that was brought to Brazil by the Portugues Emperor D. Peter II in Rio de Janeiro, where today still teaches fine art, but not as in the past. The place is also a fine art museum.

A photography of Almeida Junior
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2006/54461-photos_005.jpg

Almeida Junior, as he is known was an artist of the late 19th century. He studied under Victor Meireles and Jules le Chevrel. Jules le Chevrel was French and was brought brought from French academies of Bella Arte among other French artists to teach fine art in Brazil.

Portrait of D.Peter II, 1889
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2006/54461-photos_009.jpg

One of the emperor D. Peter II to the Brazilian Art Academy, he met Almeida Junior. The Emperor than sent Almeida to study in Paris, where Almeida stayed for 5 years. Where he studied under Alexandre Cabanel. Though still appying what he learned in the French academy of Bella Arte, his late work show quite the simple man of his old town. Aswell as historic theme that were comissioned by government authorities.

Atelier in Paris, 1880
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2006/54461-photos_011.jpg

Pics and info from Mestres das Artes no Brasil. A brazilian publication of Arte.

rosebard
01-21-2006, 05:44 PM
Here is my Week 3#. It is not a card though. I used a A4 size Watercolor paper, watercolor paints, colored pencil and some touches up with pastel at the end.

Reference from the book cropped
Amolação Interrompida, 1894 hangging on a museum Pinacoteca in Sao Paulo.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2006/54461-photos_004.jpg

My study of it:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2006/54461-photos_002.jpg

rosebard
01-21-2006, 05:54 PM
:clap: Charlene, very nice rendered! :)

Hi Nickel! You did capture the baby look from Rubens. Are you in the Rubens MOM too? :clap:

Oh boy dont believe, another week starting tomorrow. Time sees to fly around this thread. I hope I have a chance to participate next week too. :)

tyree
01-21-2006, 08:16 PM
rose,,,lovely watercolour of this cottage, wonderful soft colours!!!! tyree:clap: :wave:

Nickel
01-21-2006, 08:19 PM
Thanks very kindly Midge, Tyree, Dex, Chloe and Rose for the review. Babies are the so hard. I was trying really hard. It is not so easy to do something every week is it? You all keep me very motivated and encouraged. Great job on the landscape Rose and the introduction to a new artist! Very glad you are back with us this week! I am off to start week four. Keep posting here your week threes. I know some of you are already to show your week fours! See you soon! Nickel :wave:

rosebard
01-21-2006, 09:08 PM
Thanks Nickel and Tyree. :)

I just noticed i have forgot to change my sig line. It is still linking to week two. Well, I guess I will have to get it from 2 to 4 now. :)

Cant wait to see the gallery for this week. The gallery is good so we can see all of them at once.

I am off to subscribe to Week 4 then. See you!! :)

Chloe_1
01-22-2006, 12:02 AM
Hi Rose,
Very nice softlike quality of your painting:wave:

PushingPixels
01-22-2006, 01:09 AM
Very nice additions to week 3!!!
Nehalenia, I love the soft quality to your lady... well done
Rose, thanks for sharing a little of Brazil's art history with us :) and your work this weeks shines. Watercolor is a VERY difficult medium but you seem to have no trouble.
obxladybear - such a beautiful rendition and Nickel - your cameo is lovely...how did you do that cameo treatment - the childs hair is nice, lots of detail. And you changed your Avatar!
Where does the time go it's time to start next week already. But I am thankful that this has opened my eyes to so many beautiful works of art.

rosebard
01-22-2006, 11:37 AM
Thanks Chloe and Barb. It has being such a pleasure and fun time to work with other medias like Watercolor, colored pencil and pastels. I have a little set of each. But not easy medias to handle for me though. Because oils is very forgiven and I am a blender in nature. LOLOL But watching other artists come out with such nice works of art in so many different medias is very inspiring indeed.

Next Week is waiting for all of us!! :)

Nehalenia
01-22-2006, 02:24 PM
I've got some catching up to do here!

Rose: Thanks ever so much for telling a little about Brazilian art. I know so very little about it and Brazil in general for that matter. I only know two fabulous Brazilian classical guitarist (Sergio and Odair Assad) and they knocked my socks off when I heard them in a concert here in Holland!

(On a political note and off topic, I've been following Lula da Silva in the news, hoping he would do something good for the Brazilian people, but it doesn't look good, or am I mistaken?)

The watercolour of your cottage....can I rent it and live there? It looks so peaceful and tranquil. Lovely!

Margie

Nehalenia
01-22-2006, 02:42 PM
Infant with a Bird. c.1624-1625. Oil on panel. Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/39040-ppRubens.jpg

From Barb's Mom: The Infant with Bird was a study made for an angel in the Madonna with a Floral Wreath in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. The child is probably Rubens' first son Albert, who was born in 1614.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/39040-Image014.jpg


Added more pinkie finger. Changed the bird to a cockatiel. Charcoal on newsprint of the planet Mars. 7x7 inches.

:) Nickel

Now I know we're all duely impressed by Rubens' virtuosity, but I really think you shouldn't have downplayed your interpretation by making it smaller. It's a lovely rendition and worthy of being shown larger! I've never seen the painting, but I have a reproduction of the study. For some reason, I also think I've seen it somewhere exactly as you have drawn it: in a round frame. It makes perfect sense to me!

Margie

Nehalenia
01-22-2006, 03:20 PM
I've arrived later than I had hoped with my humble contribution to the journey...but I am having fun with it....everyone here is so talented that it makes me work harder to try to fit in....


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jan-2006/30099-week-3.JPG

I chose this artist because his last name is the same as my maiden name....perhaps we are related down the line, but I may never know, because trying to trace back my roots, I ran into the stumbling block of no one on that side of the family knowing anything...:)
I think you've got Marie Antoinette portrayed a bit more truthfull than Wiles. Yours looks regal, yet slightly tragic, which she in fact was. In Wiles' version she looks haughty, maybe he did that because of the "let them eat cake" remark. But she really was a young girl overpowered by a desparate attempt of the Royal houses of Europe to maintain their power. I feel it's unfair she ended up under the guilloitine.

About your ancestory: maybe you could find the answers in the USA census? I'm by no means an expert on USA genealogy, but I found the USA census to be extremely detailed and helpfull whenever I needed them. (But not for recent generations). Good luck in your quest. I'm in a somewhat similar position. One of my great grandparents name is...van Gogh. I haven't found out yet if I'm related (yes, I've still got my ear).

http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/

P.S> I have W & N water solubles. Have you tried them? How do they compare to Holbein?

rhysyllanfair
01-23-2006, 11:40 AM
I'm trying to sneak this into Week Three because I've already missed the first two weeks and actually did paint this last week. I've decided to try to use this game as an incentive to work on portraits throughout the year. If I finish 52 I'm sure I'll have learned a lot. This first is after an El Greco simply entitled "Portrait of a Man", although it seems to be a study of a saint for a larger work. Here's a link to the original: http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/greco_el/10/1014grec.html
I don't know if others have this problem, but the colors in web reproductions of art seem to be all over the place, and I don't know how you choose between them. I simply chose the one I liked the best. I could work on this a lot more, but then I'd fall even further behind so I'm posting it and getting to work on Week #4

Robert

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2006/49654-El_Greco_I.JPG

rosebard
01-23-2006, 03:19 PM
I've got some catching up to do here!

Rose: Thanks ever so much for telling a little about Brazilian art. I know so very little about it and Brazil in general for that matter. I only know two fabulous Brazilian classical guitarist (Sergio and Odair Assad) and they knocked my socks off when I heard them in a concert here in Holland!

(On a political note and off topic, I've been following Lula da Silva in the news, hoping he would do something good for the Brazilian people, but it doesn't look good, or am I mistaken?)

The watercolour of your cottage....can I rent it and live there? It looks so peaceful and tranquil. Lovely!

Margie


Hi Margie, glad you liked my landscape study. It does look like a great place to spend time. He was great painter for sure. I have a book with a little biography and some of his paintings, I just love it. :)

Yeah you quite right about our politics. ;) Brazilian music seem to be very popular around the globe. :)

rosebard
01-23-2006, 03:23 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2006/49654-El_Greco_I.JPG

Welcome to the Classical Journey Robert!! Very nice portrait after El Greco.

What size, support and media did you use to paint this one? :) :wave:

rhysyllanfair
01-23-2006, 07:29 PM
Hi, Rose. It's a 5"x7" canvas on board in oil. I followed the classical process of grisaille, velatura and glazes, plus some direct hgihlights at the end. I'm going to stick to this size over the year because I can do one in a week and it's inexpensive.

rosebard
01-23-2006, 07:42 PM
Hi, Rose. It's a 5"x7" canvas on board in oil. I followed the classical process of grisaille, velatura and glazes, plus some direct hgihlights at the end. I'm going to stick to this size over the year because I can do one in a week and it's inexpensive.

That is cool Robert! See you in WEEk #4 then. Have fun on your next painting!! :)

AriadneArts
01-25-2006, 01:38 PM
Belated thanks for your lovely comments on my entry for this week, Midge, Chloe, Rose, Susan, Keith, Nickel, Barbara and Dex. Sorry it took me so long to get back here.

Midge: I love your study, especially the expression on the dog's face and the way it leans into the girl as she grasps it. Well done.

Chloe: Very nice. I love the looseness of your pen strokes.

Barbara: Lovely job on the angel--I like the brightness of it--very happy-feeling.

Keith: You've really nailed the mood here. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Dex: Nice! I really like the eyes--lots of expression. And great tonal values.

Nehalenia: Simply wonderful job on the Waterhouse!

Charlene: Your version of the Marie Antoinette is excellent! How do you like the water miscible oils? I've just purchased some.

Nickel: That's a very nice Rubens study. I agree, though, I'd like to see it larger.

Rose: Beautifully done. I adore your sky.

Robert: Very well done. El Greco is certainly popular in this project, and I can see why. Hope to see more from you.

Nickel
01-25-2006, 05:47 PM
I'm trying to sneak this into Week Three because I've already missed the first two weeks and actually did paint this last week. I've decided to try to use this game as an incentive to work on portraits throughout the year. If I finish 52 I'm sure I'll have learned a lot. This first is after an El Greco simply entitled "Portrait of a Man", although it seems to be a study of a saint for a larger work. Here's a link to the original: http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/g/greco_el/10/1014grec.html
I don't know if others have this problem, but the colors in web reproductions of art seem to be all over the place, and I don't know how you choose between them. I simply chose the one I liked the best. I could work on this a lot more, but then I'd fall even further behind so I'm posting it and getting to work on Week #4

Robert

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jan-2006/49654-El_Greco_I.JPG

Way to go Robert! I really like your color choice and you have shown great sensitivity with the brush strokes. Welcome to the journey! :wave: Nickel

Nickel
01-25-2006, 05:50 PM
Margie and Eileen, hi, guess when I updated the gallery, my image shrank :eek: Never fear, I will be more than happy to show you both the bigger work. It is glued into my sketch book now so here it is, forever to rest under daddy Goya :D

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2006/39040-Image067.jpg

Fish<><
02-06-2006, 09:04 PM
OOPS! I just realized I never got the finished product up on this one. Sorry about that guys! :rolleyes: I forget where I am from time to time. Anyways, here it is:

View of Toledo, El Greco, 12 x 12, pastel on cardstock. I really like it.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2006/54332-Toledo_wk3.jpg

Nickel
02-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Keith this is beautiful! I knew I was missing this painting!

You really have the look of the thunderstorm and the view !!!

Great Job!!!!:D

You did well with the lights too! They reflect well against the darks!

Fish<><
02-06-2006, 10:52 PM
Thanks Nickel. This one is my favorite (of mine) so far. :)