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congdon
01-26-2006, 01:45 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/74724-2.jpg
OK - I wanted a challenge... if anyone wants to join in feel free. Here's what I'm looking to do. I will try my fun loving post impressionist style on this and see if it will come out at all... then I'll switch over to my standby watercolors for some more "study" time. Photo by moi, so if you'd like a higher res emailed to you, just ask.

congdon
01-26-2006, 08:31 PM
Needs lots more work, but with 2 kids hanging on me here's what I have so far...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/74724-outline.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jan-2006/74724-spoons.jpg

The Art Corner
01-26-2006, 09:04 PM
Christin nice I really like your style I will give this a shot as soon as I can get a few free minutes.........................Please send me the High Res Pic
Thanks

carly
01-26-2006, 09:17 PM
You have a nice color scheme working on this one. Watch the handle on the spoon that is tilted up so it doesn't look too bent. This will take the focus off your other elements in the painting.

Really like your unstructured array!
carly

Pat Isaac
01-27-2006, 09:47 AM
Oh, what a fun thing. I'm in on this one. I especially like the challenge of working from a B&W photo. Carly is right about the spoon angle. What size is this?

Pat

congdon
01-27-2006, 12:35 PM
Size is 12"x16"

stonewhiteclown
01-27-2006, 01:58 PM
Very interesting, I'll keep my eye on it! I was wondering were you going to use colour... 100 times more fun with colour I guess!

Pat Isaac
01-27-2006, 04:13 PM
Okay, here is my start, just establishing lights and darks and drawing....This is a good challenge, Christin. Thanks.
Pat
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jan-2006/35760-spoons.jpg

ColorMyWorld
01-27-2006, 05:20 PM
This is interesting using shiny object in a B&W ref photo.
Even more fun is seeing that you are both introducing different colors.
Can't wait to see them both done.

The Art Corner
01-28-2006, 07:18 PM
Christin thanks for the challenge. I really enjoyed it. ACEO Caran D'Ache on light blue, Art Spectrum Colourfix.
Pat yours is looking good.:)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Jan-2006/34631-spoons_OP_WC.jpg

congdon
01-28-2006, 10:22 PM
You guys are doing some great work... I'm still frowning at mine in the corner, trying to figure out where to go next. Waiting for that "ah-ha!" moment.

k9artisan
01-29-2006, 05:44 AM
What a neat idea! I will enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with.
Amber

stonewhiteclown
01-29-2006, 07:36 AM
Shoshana, nice job throwing in some colour!

Pat, yours look so far like made of glass lol!

Pat Isaac
01-29-2006, 10:12 AM
Great job, Shoshana. You're quick and nice color in there. I'll get back to mine when I go to my studio tomorrow. Glass?...Hmmm that's a thought, Alex. transparent silverware. Actually, some plastic picnic ware is transparent. lol

Pat

sundiver
01-29-2006, 07:20 PM
These are looking really good! I'll get to it, I hope, when I deal with the backlog of projects I can't wait to do!

Kathryn Wilson
01-30-2006, 07:03 PM
I'm going to go ahead and "sticky" this challenge - and change the title a bit - more people will see this and participate.

ColorMyWorld
01-30-2006, 11:49 PM
I liked the idea of spoons and reflections. So I grabbed my own spoon, put a light on it and did this 6x9" on watercolor paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Jan-2006/48177-060130-spoon-A.jpg

zuzubol
01-31-2006, 12:18 AM
I like it!!! Nice choice of colors!
Len

Pat Isaac
01-31-2006, 07:49 AM
Great spoon, Ann and beautiful colors.
Thanks, Kat.

Pat

The Art Corner
01-31-2006, 04:47 PM
Ann very nice. I too really like your choise of colors.

ColorMyWorld
01-31-2006, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the kind comments.
My first thought was that the spoon was light and dark silver color. But I was amazed at the colors I saw when I squinted and looked hard.
I haven't done Pat's glass class yet but I did take what I saw there and apply it.

PeggyB
02-01-2006, 12:57 AM
What a wonderful array of examples of the same subject and the same photo. Each of them has a character of its own. Ann, I like your single spoon too. Seeing the way you all interperted "silver" is interesting, and instructive.

Peggy

Pat Isaac
02-02-2006, 05:03 PM
I had a chance to work on these today so here is another update.

Pat
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2006/35760-spoons1.jpg

ColorMyWorld
02-02-2006, 07:31 PM
Pat, that is wonderful!
Please keep posting progress images!

Pat Isaac
02-03-2006, 08:16 AM
Okay, I will, Ann. I'm having fun with it.

Pat

Kathryn Wilson
02-03-2006, 08:38 AM
Pat, your spoons are coming along really well - all the subtle colors and shading shows what a master OP artist you are.

Pat Isaac
02-03-2006, 09:43 AM
Thanks, Kat.

Pat

mimitabby
02-04-2006, 12:57 PM
I spent an hour on spoons. Very frustrating. NOticing problems with vision as well as knowing what to do!

The Art Corner
02-04-2006, 01:30 PM
Pat wow very realistic. Mimi I think your doing a very good job. I really like the reflection on the table.

Pat Isaac
02-04-2006, 03:27 PM
Mimi, I think you did a great job with the spoons and yes, they are very frustrating. So many things to see in them. They reflect everything. Really like your reflections on the table top.

Pat

Pat Isaac
02-06-2006, 04:06 PM
Here is another update to the spoons. I'm almost done.
Pat
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2006/35760-spoons2.jpg

The Art Corner
02-06-2006, 04:27 PM
WOW Pat Awesome Love the Red!!!

mimitabby
02-06-2006, 04:31 PM
Pat, how big is the paper you are working on?
(yes, it's gorgeous!)

Pat Isaac
02-06-2006, 04:36 PM
Thank, Shoshana and Mimi. It is about 9 x 12. I intended it to be a quick study, but I really got involved with the challenge.

Pat

Pat Isaac
02-10-2006, 09:11 AM
Okay, here is the final of the spoons. C&C always welcome.
Pat
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Feb-2006/35760-spoons3.jpg

Thanks for the challenge, Christin.

mimitabby
02-10-2006, 11:10 AM
this is wonderful. I can see it as a large painting, on the wall of a fancy restaurant!

zuzubol
02-10-2006, 12:24 PM
Very nice Pat!
Len

Pat Isaac
02-10-2006, 02:51 PM
Thanks, Mimi and Len. Hmmm.....if I did a larger one it would be in oils as I'd probably use up all my OPs. lol

Pat

The Art Corner
02-10-2006, 03:07 PM
Just Fabulous!!! Ice Cream Anyone?

k9artisan
02-10-2006, 06:40 PM
Pat,

What an awesome job you did! It almost looks like a photograph! Wonderful work!
Amber

Pat Isaac
02-11-2006, 07:28 AM
Thanks, Amber. It was a fun challenge.

Pat

FrigEh
02-18-2006, 09:31 PM
I like the spoons etc. but I have trouble with the bright red background which takes alot of attention away from the beauty of the spoons.

But well done anyway!

FrigEh
02-18-2006, 09:32 PM
I like the spoons etc. but I have trouble with the bright red background which takes alot of attention away from the beauty of the spoons.

But well done anyway!

DrBrad
04-10-2006, 05:36 PM
Decided to give this a go. (Great idea and great source pic.) Spent about an hour while watching the Simpsons etc. last night. It's very nice that OPs lend themselves to multitasking-- at least when just playing around. Don't have to retreat and be antisocial.

Just experimenting with this stuff-- so decided to stop early and not overwork (as I often do). 3 things I might point out... First, after I did my line drawing (full disclosure-- traced again! In a hurry to play with the OPs!) I then used Prismacolor markers to lay in the grey values roughly. I wanted an underpainting but didn't want to get out the acrylics. My idea was that what the OPs didn't cover would still have a reasonable value. I wanted to try ths without blending and without using colored pencils. Also, I first tried dulling the brightest white with light blue- which worked well. Then for some odd reason I thought about adding yellow ochre-- giving me a green which really didn't work. Tried to correct but it's still peeking out. No problem- learned something.

I also confused myself with my value drawing (probably paying too much attention to The Simpsons!) and painted part of background as if it were a spoon <G>. So there's no separation between the longest spoon and the neighboring stem. Oh well, this is just for practice!

Can't tell you how much I love these things. If I'd tried this in soft pastels I'd have made a total mess of it and given up in disgust.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Apr-2006/70684-SpoonFunOPWeb.jpg

Pat Isaac
04-10-2006, 05:47 PM
Great job, Brad. You have some wonderful reflections going on in the spoons. i had to laugh at your distraction with the Simpsons.:lol: :lol:
so glad you are having a good time.

Pat

PeggyB
04-10-2006, 05:53 PM
Pat - Love your spoons! The contrast of the warm red with the cool silver is marvelous.

Brad - Your cooler version is just as exciting. I totally understand playing with OP while watching TV. Aren't they just the best for this? My only concern is regarding the shadows - if the table is green (as it appears on my monitor) would the shadows be so red? - musta been the Simpsons! lol

Peggy

DrBrad
04-10-2006, 06:07 PM
Thanks Pat! And thanks Peggy-- good eye. Actually the shadows were all done in different intensities of orange down through red-orange brown (in theory to complement the blue). But looking on screen I really do see now how some darker browns lean a little toward green on the monitor. Double checking it's not very pronounced in the real thing-- looks much more settled in the orange-brown range. I didn't Photoshop this scan before posting- but even when I have it's been a real challenge to get the colors to read right. Frustrating. These are fairly close otherwise I think tho. Thanks for looking!

The Art Corner
04-21-2006, 08:42 PM
Brad, very nice job on the spoons. I'm going to have to try the marker idea. Thanks for sharing.