View Full Version : Painting Challenge Jan 20

01-20-2006, 04:17 PM
Is everyone ready?
These references are pictures taken by my daughter on a trip to Texas. Some of them would make good paintings as is, some of them will take a bit more creativity. Lets see what you can come up with.
Paint one, a couple, or all of them.
These are my grandaughters.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2006/23771-KK.jpg Terrific reflection practice in this one!




Paint On!

These pictures are for use of this group only. Any paintings resulting from these references may not be sold without permisson from me since some are of family members.

01-21-2006, 10:59 AM
Here's my attempt. I didn't do the reflections, I thought they spoilt the pic.
Feehand using a trace. Mainly the sargent brush in Painter 8


01-21-2006, 12:16 PM
An interpretation....:D

01-21-2006, 12:35 PM
And another...:)

01-21-2006, 01:05 PM
Great job on this Barry. You have captured her attitude very well.

Kareen, both of these are good but my fav is the first one. Even though you did her a bit more interpetive you too have captured the mood very well.

01-21-2006, 03:14 PM
Kareen - I like your first interpretation.

01-21-2006, 03:31 PM
Good response to the challenge, Barry and Kareen. I like them! :wave:

01-21-2006, 06:55 PM
Here's my try at the two young ladies. :D
Done in Painter 8 acrylics with some blending.
Hope you like it!


01-22-2006, 03:14 PM
Lots of great work here already!! ;o) Good job everyone! :clap: :clap: :clap:
I had to go for the clouds (love painting skys LOL) I left out the houses and road went for a creek instead. This was done entirely with the impressionist brush. Some soft blender and grainy flat blender.

01-22-2006, 07:38 PM
Trying out the digital watercolors (P-IX). Not quite happy with them, but they do have potential.

Loved that "Oh no, an adult with a camera" attitude!



01-23-2006, 12:48 AM
Kirk you sure gave the girls some pizzazz!

Marge, me too, skys are fun especially when there is a pretty sunset. Nice job.

Digi, you got it, that "sigh, go away" look.

01-23-2006, 02:44 PM
Marge, looks really good, I like your treatment of the sky and your change to the stream. Well done!! :clap:
digi! Very pretty work! the watercolors did well for you! I love to work with Painter 8's watercolors. :clap:

01-24-2006, 09:48 PM

Here's my attempt. I used the first picture but only painted the girl on the left.


01-24-2006, 10:06 PM
I like it Nancy.

01-24-2006, 10:56 PM
Nancy, yours is soft and warm. I like it! :)

01-25-2006, 05:17 AM
Well, I'd love to do portraits, but I always get hung up on "It doesn't look like the picture, or the nose or mouth is crooked" so I decided to paint on a layer over the original,-(yeah, you could call it tracing!) then do a dark brown layer over the original photo. Lots of painterly blending of different colors, and ta da!!!!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2006/42008-portraitopt.jpg
C&C always welcome!

01-25-2006, 05:36 AM
And a good result Elaine, your light source enhances the pic.

01-25-2006, 05:39 AM
Nice painting Nancy. It looks like soft pastels.

Elaing I like the addition of the creative color!

01-25-2006, 02:35 PM
Elaine, very good image! I like the addition of color. Tracing is a very valuable tool of many artists, like projection is for some. You used the digital equivalent, that's all. :clap:

01-26-2006, 12:18 PM
Every one of these is unique...what a great group!!! Excellent paintings

01-26-2006, 02:16 PM
Elaine, egads I don't have any idea where my brain was when I made that first post! I swear, I wasn't drinking. LOL

01-28-2006, 01:59 PM
Thank you Sherry, for a lovely photo to work on!
All done in pscs2. Hope you like it!
VIEW LARGE IMAGE HERE (http://www.pbase.com/judy2810/image/55392844)

01-28-2006, 02:07 PM
Jaymis this is great. I love the bright colors. One suggestion is to darken the area under her chin a little. It is too similar to the neck which is in shadow.

01-28-2006, 03:27 PM
Jaymis, beautiful work! You captrued the reflections very well! :clap:

01-29-2006, 01:42 AM
Janet, Kirk, thank you very much!
Janet, you're right, but since i can't edit the image i posted here, i did that with my original and the one that's in my (new and first time!) gallery.

01-29-2006, 01:47 AM
I saw it and it look great. I love your gallery and the celebrities. Congratulations.

01-29-2006, 03:05 AM
Hi Janet, since i changed my image the new one is HERE (http://www.pbase.com/judy2810/image/55417103). Thank you for visiting!

01-29-2006, 03:27 AM
Jaymis I love that! Terrific style and you even did the window and caught the reflections perfectly. Wonderful! I must say I am so glad you did the whole picture. I was hoping some one would because I did visualize a great painting from it even though I don't seem able to do it myself.

These are my grandaughters and I have been trying to paint the first picture off an on all week and just can't seem to get it. Seems like it should be easier for me that other portraits but it sure isn't.

01-29-2006, 06:00 AM
Okay, here they are. I have been working off and on for a couple days on this. I did not do a pre sketch I just started with blocking in paint then sketched in eye, mouth placement. I thought I would include a couple of wip pics too. I see I forgot to put a sparkle in their eyes too.


01-29-2006, 10:22 AM
They look good Sherry.
The only thing is that on the girl at the left, her forearm needs to be wider. If not the hand will look too big for her.

01-29-2006, 12:11 PM
WOW what a lot of wonderful paintings, :clap:

01-30-2006, 03:15 PM

Took a long break from drawing, (teehee, well a week seems too long for me). Anyway, thought Id try somthing fun and new, I used NO BLENDER :eek: . It was fun , i couldnt say what brushes i used really, cept it was alot of em. just played really.

01-31-2006, 10:17 AM
Smokin...that's fantastic!

01-31-2006, 11:47 AM
That's beautiful, Smokin!

01-31-2006, 01:07 PM
I like it. Is it as hard for you not to blend as it is for me? Even when I don't use a 'blender' I find myself adjusting my brushes till I get the blending effect and thats really not what I want.

01-31-2006, 04:33 PM
Smokin, I love the style! It has a lot of life put into it. Great way to contrast the mood and colors. :clap:

01-31-2006, 06:06 PM
Thx you for the coments!

Chier, its VERY difficult for me not to blend, and I hate messing with brushes to get a nice blend setting, the whole vscosity, blend, opacity , all those multiple settings play off each other so much its so hard for me to set them with any understanding of what to expect.

This was fun, as you can see no brush setting, just slap color, I was surprised how addicting this lil practice session turned out to be, ... couldnt stop slapping more color!.