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JamieWG
02-01-2006, 06:38 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Interior Scenes from Life
Project Leader: JamieWG
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Not Applicable
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Your challenge, should you decide to accept it, is to paint or draw an interior scene from life. It can be inside your home or somebody else's, in an art studio or cafe, but it MUST be done from life, using no photo references, looking at the scene as you draw or paint.

This project is for new work only.

Feel free to show us progress images along the way. Whenever you post a new image, please comment on it to bring it to our attention in the project discussion thread.

We'd love to see photos of your scene too, if you care to share them. You may post a pic of your scene as a progress image, or share it in the discussion thread instead when you comment your work to the thread.

If you click the "more information" link below, you'll see reference images on the left displaying interiors that other artists have done, which I'm posting for your inspiration. The artists are:
Cochereau
Vredemann de Vries
Kandinsky
Hopper
Sargent
Neeffs
Vermeer
Vuillard

Please browse the reference links below to see pages of interior scenes.

Let's get out those brushes, pastels, charcoal, pencils...................! See y'all in the discussion thread. Have fun!

Jamie

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=1000)

Click here to see Progress Images for this Project (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_progress_all&proj_id=1000)

Click here to see Completed Works entered in this project (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_final_all&proj_id=1000)

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.

Katherine T
02-01-2006, 07:07 AM
I'm in Jamie - but you knew that didn't you! And thank you for leading this one.........should be interesting.

Now the only question is do I go back to Saint Pauls to have a go at that bit which I ducked last time - or do I do my very attractive new boiler which is being installed as I type!

BTW Jamie - I'm writing to Laura to let her know her interiors project has a new audience!

For everybody else: Laura has an extremely nice (and very popular) art blog called Laurelines (http://laurelines.typepad.com/my_weblog/) which I came across when putting mine together. In January she had a project to do an interior scene every day. And this is the link to her blog posts in January (http://laurelines.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/01/index.html) in which she comments on producing her interior sketches. She missed the odd day here and there but produced a staggering amount of drawings, sketches and paintings which you can see referenced in the gallery on the main project page.

JanB
02-01-2006, 08:33 AM
I'm in !! But ummmmm....I guess this means I need to clean my house :evil: :evil: :evil: :D Well it's the best reason I've ever had LOL

JamieWG
02-01-2006, 08:51 AM
Jan, clutter looks reeeeeally good in a painting. ;) There's a link to Sovek's interiors in the reference links of the project, you'll be glad to know! :D

Glad you and Katherine are both in!

Jamie

ChuckL
02-01-2006, 08:52 AM
I'm in!!
....Gee I never sign up for anything, well I guess I just proved that wrong:rolleyes:
...chuck

JamieWG
02-01-2006, 08:54 AM
Woohoo! Welcome aboard, Chuck!

I need to get my current painting off the easel today so I can start this exciting project! Robert is a step ahead of us and is already working on an interior painting. :eek:

Jamie

Katherine T
02-01-2006, 11:43 AM
Laura has now written back and is joining Wet Canvas today!

Katherine T
02-01-2006, 01:09 PM
Would you mind very much if I used your project title as the title for my gallery on the website - it's just so much better than plain old "Interiors"

And whoops - forgot to actually sign up :rolleyes: - now remedied!!!

JamieWG
02-01-2006, 02:39 PM
I'd be honored, Katherine. Great news that Laura will join. :)

Jamie

Perry
02-01-2006, 03:02 PM
I just signed up. Sounds like fun.

JamieWG
02-01-2006, 03:05 PM
Excellent, Perry. Glad you're joining us.

Jamie

Robert
02-02-2006, 10:06 AM
Jamie, I love the selection of interiors you posted and look forward to joining the project. I hope to have the scene I've been working on finished today or tomorrow.

JamieWG
02-02-2006, 12:15 PM
Jamie, I love the selection of interiors you posted and look forward to joining the project. I hope to have the scene I've been working on finished today or tomorrow.

Robert, I'm so much looking forward to seeing another of your interiors!

Thanks so much for noticing the reference images. I spent a looooong time searching for images and reference links for the project. Glad you enjoyed seeing them.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-02-2006, 01:33 PM
I've added a direct link to the first post of this thread for participants to be able to view all the Progress Images without having to return to the project system page. That should make it easier for everybody to reply to images as they come in. Progress Images are here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_progress_all&proj_id=1000)

I'll create another link for completed works, as soon as one is entered and that page created. :)

Jamie

JamieWG
02-02-2006, 01:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52500

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/progress/1759/tn_kitchenprogress.jpg

Woohoo! We have a first image posted. Congratulations, Robert. It's looking great. I'd love to see some close-ups also when you post your finish.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-03-2006, 06:06 AM
There is now a link for Completed works (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_final_all&proj_id=1000)for this project in the first post of this thread. Just click there to see all the entries on a single page.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-03-2006, 04:08 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/1759/tn_kitchenstove.jpg

Robert, I really like what you did with the composition on this one. I never would have thought to put the stove smack in the center of the painting like that, but with the partial red horizontal above and your white refrigerator 'stop' on the right, this works very well.

Jamie

motherhippo
02-04-2006, 09:39 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/1759/tn_kitchenstove.jpg

Robert,

Lovely shadows and reflections!

Well Done,

Motherhippo

brianc
02-04-2006, 02:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/1759/tn_kitchenstove.jpg
Excellent Robert. I thought it was a photo. Really nice job.

gallery318
02-05-2006, 05:21 PM
Well, this is exciting, because I've just recently been sketching interiors whenever I have free time and have enjoyed it so much. I'm not sure if I should link my works here or not, but I did post them in my finished works folder.

JamieWG
02-05-2006, 05:49 PM
Kathleen, if your sketches are done from life, you are more than welcome to add them to the project by clicking on the link for more information in the first post of this thread, then clicking to join the project. From that point, you can add your images.

If you prefer to post them as sketches rather than finished pieces, you can post them to the "Sketches" thread in this forum.

Glad to have you here in either case! :)

Jamie

gallery318
02-05-2006, 06:15 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52674

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_First_United_Methodist_Interior2.jpg

Here is one of the interior drawings I did of the inside of a local church where my daughter rehearses with the orchestra. Rotring ArtPen and watercolors in my large Moleskine.

gallery318
02-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52673

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_Family_Room2.jpg

I used the same materials for this drawing. Rotring ArtPen and my watercolor kit. This is my husband's favorite corner of the family room by the fireplace, sketched in my large Moleskine.

gallery318
02-05-2006, 06:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52675

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_Hana_Sushi.jpg


I sketched this at our favorite restaurant, Hana Sushi, here in Altamonte Springs while we were waiting for our sushi order to be made. I had enough time to draw the corner where the aquarium and bamboo display is exhibited.

Sketched with the Rotring ArtPen and painted with my travel watercolor kit in my small Moleskine. The waitress suggested that next time I paint/draw her! LOL :D Not sure if she is ready for my "figurative" attempts. ha ha She may change her mind. :eek:

gallery318
02-05-2006, 06:24 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/1759/tn_kitchenstove.jpg

Robert,

I like the shading you achieved on the white appliances (white can be tricky to paint, but this came out great). Also, the reflections in the appliances read very true and realistic... wonderful job!

JamieWG
02-05-2006, 07:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52674

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_First_United_Methodist_Interior2.jpg

You sure make great use of that rehearsal time! I love the combination of ink and watercolor.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-05-2006, 07:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52673

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_Family_Room2.jpg

I sure can see why your husband would like this chair so much. You've made the scene so warm and inviting in your work. I want to go sit in it too! What a great gift. You really have a knack for this medium.

Okay...I gotta ask, cause I'm hearing it a lot these days...What's a moleskine?

Jamie

JamieWG
02-05-2006, 07:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52675

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_Hana_Sushi.jpg

Heehehee! What cute lil fishies! It's a great corner of the restaurant. Your work has a spontaneous flair that takes us right there to the spot. These are so much fun to look at. I think your husband is much more patient than mine. ;)

Thank you so much for sharing some of your interiors with us. Wonderful entries!

Jamie

gallery318
02-05-2006, 08:03 PM
Jamie,

A Moleskine is just a hard covered sketchbook that opens flat (found mine at Borders and Barnes and Noble), and has fairly heavy pages. Unfortunately, they are a bit on the smooth side, so the ink loves it... but watercolors take some scrubbing in. I'm a brute with my watercolors, so I manage to get the paint rubbed into the paper with no problem. But seriously, I've done acrylic paintings/sketches in these too, and the paper really holds up well. Also I can sketch right across the page, so I can have a larger format. The best part is that they have hard covers and an elastic strap to keep it closed as it is abused in my pocketbook. I don't leave the house without my Moleskine, my travel watercolor trays, my Niji brush and my little tin of pens.

Thanks for the compliment. Lately I've become the mad public sketcher. LOL I'll have to post the sketches that I doodled while waiting for our table at Olive Garden. My family didn't even blink an eye when I stood in the middle of the restaurant waiting area sketching the grapes and the vases. ha ha!

I work really fast, not sure if that is a good thing or not. I think I've become less patient with really big works, and I'm having fun just trying to capture the essence of a place or scene, and not get all wonked out crazy if it isn't a "perfect" piece of art. Must be a more forgiving nature towards myself as I enjoy my 40's. LOL

gallery318
02-05-2006, 08:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52683

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_OliveGarden.jpg

Here's the Olive Garden on location sketch frenzy... :D

This sketch was started at our Olive Garden restaurant while we waited for our names to be called. I began sketching the grapes in the basket with my Rotring ArtPen and had most of it finished when they called our names. I decided to capture the essence of the place by adding the vase that was next to our table and put in the stone that covered the wall across from us. I kept the sketchbook on the table and drew in between bites of manicotti. ;) My family puts up with this particular behavior. It sure is a lot of fun. Ink and watercolors in my small Moleskine art journal.

ChuckL
02-06-2006, 04:49 PM
..Here's a preliminary sketch, perspective got pretty squashed trying to fit on tablet( photo made it even worse:eek: ),Everything is much longer/taller IRL I wanted to keep going with it, though. I've wanted to draw this view for sometime, this project gave me the incentive. I will do a final version(maybe a watercolor) after the 14th; i'm a florist..about to enter rose-hell:evil:!!
....Love the kitchen scene, Robert, excellent painting.
...great sketches Kathleen...they really have nice whimsical quality.
...chuck

c&c welcome
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2006/49402-interior.jpg

gallery318
02-06-2006, 05:13 PM
Chuck, when you emerge from Rose Hell, I'll be looking forward to seeing your painted version. ;)

I like all the detail you've captured in this graphite sketch. I'm still working on perspective and also trying to fit everything in one the drawing tablet. I altered my church interior a bit, due to the small area of space I had to work with... artistic license out of necessity.

Katherine T
02-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52698

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/48045/tn_web_StBartstheLess060206.jpg

OK I've posted folks!

16.5" x 11.5" - pencil across two pages of a Daler Rowney hardback sketchbook - and I had to merge two scans for this!!! It's gone straight into final images as I don't imagine I'll do anything more with it this month - maybe later...........

gallery318
02-06-2006, 07:55 PM
Katherine, you've really captured the grandness and height of this gorgeous church interior. I especially like the chandelier to the left, as it really gives one a sense of expansiveness, a point of reference as a viewer. :) Thanks for sharing.

ChuckL
02-06-2006, 10:48 PM
Thats a wonderful drawing Katherine:)
..chuck

DLGardner
02-07-2006, 12:27 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52500

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/progress/1759/tn_kitchenprogress.jpg

Wow! Looking good Robert! I hope you give us a close up.

I just signed up. Now, what to paint.
Dianne

DLGardner
02-07-2006, 12:34 AM
Chuck what a neat drawing! I love the view. Charming house.

Katherine, your church scene is lovely. A well executed drawing.

Dianne

Katherine T
02-07-2006, 02:09 PM
Kathleen, Chuck and Dianne - thank you for your comments - much appreciated.

My "Interiors" page on my website is being used as a reference source for this project BUT I've just completed an exercise which means that the content is now spread across two pages plus the thumbnail images are no longer cropped (across the site as a whole)

So for those wanting to reference the revised pages these are:

Interior Scenes from Life (http://www.pastelsandpencils.com/interiors.html) (domestic / hotel / restaurant and Friends Room at the RA); and
Drawing the Bigger Inner Space (http://www.pastelsandpencils.com/drawing_the_bigger_inner_space.html) - which is being devoted to my drawings of the interiors of City of London churches - and for anybody interested in these I've included some website links to information about the churches. I always like people who give me extra links to click on their websites - I'm an inveterate surfer! :DI think I need to go and do some more churches for this project! I've now got a little book as well as the website so I'm just wondering which one I might have a go at next. If you wrap up warm they are lovely places to do drawings outside a studio in winter as they are dry and windfree - even if thet are rarely warm.

JamieWG
02-08-2006, 09:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52698

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/48045/tn_web_StBartstheLess060206.jpg

I love the tall view across two pages on this one, and the crop of the chandelier at the top.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-08-2006, 09:10 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52684

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_Marriottlobby.jpg

So colorful and spontaneous. I love the *zing* that the watercolor adds.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-08-2006, 09:15 AM
..Here's a preliminary sketch, ........

Wow, Chuck, that's a great comp! I love how it weaves me through the doorway and around the bend. Can't wait to see what you do with it in color.

Would you please upload it to the progress images for the project? That way, even as the thread gets longer, everybody will be able to see the drawing when they click to see progress images. You can load it by going to the main project page here (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=1000), and clicking the link at the bottom to upload progress images.

Jamie

Perry
02-08-2006, 12:14 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/1759/tn_kitchenstove.jpg

Looks really good Robert. Like the comp and colors.

LindaMarie
02-08-2006, 02:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52796

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/progress/49402/tn_interior.jpg

I really like it. Can't wait to see it done.

inkcat
02-08-2006, 08:34 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52684

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_Marriottlobby.jpg

I just adore your entries,they are so wondeful,loose and colourful,I think you capture the essence of a thing when it is done quickly,I am truely inspired to get my gear back into my bag and start sketching and painting while Im out and about,I havent done it in months,thanks for the motivation,cheers for now Kim.:clap: :clap: :wave:

inkcat
02-08-2006, 08:39 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52698

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/48045/tn_web_StBartstheLess060206.jpg

The tonal values are fabulous in this,I havent done pencil work in ages as I use ink and colour,this has also motivated me to pull out a pencil,this is a great peice of work,cant wait to see more of your stuff :clap: :clap: :wave:

inkcat
02-08-2006, 08:42 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52512

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/1759/tn_kitchenstove.jpg

I love the use of light in this one,this scene seems very real and dare I say it moody,I dont know how a kitchen scene could be moody but for me this one is,I wish I could use oils but Im alergic to them so I cant but I can still admre other peoples use of them :clap: :clap: :wave:

JamieWG
02-09-2006, 02:01 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52797

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/progress/49654/tn_Interior.JPG

What a fun vantage point from which to paint! Love that overview perspective. I'm not sure what you mean about the walls of the stairway...I don't see them in the painting????

This looks like an excellent start. Can you tell us your medium and surface?

Please, everybody, be sure to comment on your own work when you enter your images so that we won't miss it! That will bring it to our attention in the discussion thread.

Jamie

rhysyllanfair
02-09-2006, 02:28 PM
Jamie, thanks for looking. The walls I am refering to form the irregular angles along the top and right (your right) side of the painting. My idea is to capture the slightly 'tunnel-like' perspective I see when I view the scene, but I'm unsure how to capture it. I'm working with some shadowing in these areas to see if I can achieve it. Any advice would be appreciated. It's oil/canvas board 9"x12".

Robert

JamieWG
02-09-2006, 02:45 PM
Jamie, thanks for looking. The walls I am refering to form the irregular angles along the top and right (your right) side of the painting. My idea is to capture the slightly 'tunnel-like' perspective I see when I view the scene, but I'm unsure how to capture it. I'm working with some shadowing in these areas to see if I can achieve it. Any advice would be appreciated. It's oil/canvas board 9"x12".

Robert

Robert, I have two suggestions for you. One is that you can print out the picture of your painting and play around with painting on the picture to get an idea for the rendering of the stairway/railing/walls.

The other is that when dry to the touch, you can place a piece of clear plastic wrap over the painting and paint a little on that to see what it will look like with the additions you have in mind.

Jamie

rhysyllanfair
02-09-2006, 05:53 PM
Jamie, those are both great ideas. I have tried the clear wrap technique before on a portrait and it helped tremendously. Thanks for reminding me. It's moments like this that make me value WC so much.

Robert

gallery318
02-14-2006, 07:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=52797

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/progress/49654/tn_Interior.JPG

I've been busy with music activities this week, so I've missed this entry. I like the viewpoint of this study.

I want to try capturing a unique perspective such as this. I know I have to give myself the freedom to experiment, because I know I can really mess up my perspective lines sometimes and the fear of that may hold me back.

I like the way we can see down on the table like that! Bravo! :clap:

gallery318
02-14-2006, 07:15 PM
Thank you Jamie and Kim for commenting on my watercolor and ink studies.

I appreciate your encouragement. I'm hoping to get finished with these music obligations and get back to doing some interior sketches. :D

Perry
02-20-2006, 08:59 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53220

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/22627/tn_interior3.jpg

Here's my attempt.

Katherine T
02-20-2006, 09:22 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53038

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/25517/tn_Evening_8x6_oil_on_canvas_board.jpg

Julianne - I like this. Very simple composition, almost abstract and lovely muted and almost complementary colours - nice.

JamieWG
02-20-2006, 12:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53038

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/25517/tn_Evening_8x6_oil_on_canvas_board.jpg

Oh, yes! I really like the way the color of the light shows itself on the sofa. It does have that dreamy, middle of the night quality to it. Great job with capturing the atmosphere and indoor lighting.

Jamie

JamieWG
02-20-2006, 12:25 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53220

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/22627/tn_interior3.jpg

Perry, good job with the angles and turns. If it was harder and took longer than you expected, it must have been worthwhile! ;) Congratulations on a tough job successfully accomplished. Thanks so much for your participation in the project.

Jamie

Perry
02-20-2006, 07:47 PM
Thanks Jamie, It was worthwhile. I know that it is not a very interesting painting and it doesn't look very good but I did learn a lot about doing large flat surfaces. I did one before this one and I ended up throwing my pallette knife into the canvas.:) It was a disaster. I'm going to try another one later on in a different room with more interesting lighting.
Maybe third time will be the charm.

Chouchou
02-22-2006, 02:26 AM
Gosh ... I hope I'm doing this right. Saw the project and thought I'd jump on board. Speaking of which, this is painted in oils on a 9 x 12 canvas board.

Here is my effort: http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_final2&userid=72911&proj_id=1000


What I like about it: the sense of light from the lamp and the resulting warmth. What I don't like about it: messed up the chair's right arm and the values of the chair's lower portion.

Here's the photo of my scene ...

Thanks for the challenge ... comments & critiques invited.

Katherine T
02-22-2006, 07:52 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=53271

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/72911/tn_Living_Room_Sm.jpg

Nice composition and lighting Chouchou. And a lovely palette of complementary colours. Well done!

JamieWG
02-22-2006, 08:33 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/72911/tn_Living_Room_Sm.jpg

WOW, Chouchou, very, very well done! I love the warm light and the play of the complements. It's a very inviting reading corner, and looks so cozy with the warm light and the candle. You must be thrilled with this. Yes, a challenge indeed. What did you feel was the most difficult part of the project?

Jamie

Julieanne
02-22-2006, 10:34 AM
Thank you Katherine & Jamie for your kind comments:)

Chouchou: I really like the soft light you established from the lamp, great edges.
Gallery 318: I have always liked pen w/ watercolor washes and these have great character and feeling in them.
Katherine: Great detail especially the chain & the chandelier.
Parry: I like the soft color and the thick paint. Great composition.
Rhysyllanfair: Unique perspective and I like the vibrant color.
Robert: Great values and composition. My fav is the tea-kettle w/ the reflected light.

Great work everyone!!

Chouchou
02-22-2006, 11:49 AM
Julianne ... Your entry is so soft and inviting with great brush strokes; I also love the crop you chose. Thanks for noticing the edges ... I'm woorking on that!

Katherine, Jamie ... thanks for looking and commenting! Since you both mentioned the interplay of complementary colors, I have to admit: that was a happy accident that resulted from smooshing around paint to achieve what I thought I was seeing. :)

The most difficult part of the project? Finding a place in my house that wasn't inundated with clutter! Seriously ... the drawing was the hardest part: trying to get ellipses and perspective lines accurate, attempting to correctly portray the odd shapes of the overstuffed chair.

Interestingly, because I wasn't emotionally involved with the idea of the painting (I viewed it as an exercise, likely destined for the garbage), I was able to get paint on the canvas with more abandon. Still too noodly, though ... With more projects like this, maybe I can kick that habit!

Thanks again for doing this!

Katherine T
02-22-2006, 06:26 PM
I've just posted another one. Like the first a detailed sketch which is unlikely to be developed any further due to the difficulties associated with trying to "copy" two rather well-known paintings by Monet.

I was in the National Gallery and the problem of having people constantly viewing the paintings was resolved by having three on the go at once - so which ever one they stood in front of I did one of the others. But then I had the problem of how to represent the people coming and going in this interior. And so I used a technique I learned recently - which is to suggest them without giving them full form. After all they are transitory and the paintings will go on in this place for ever!

This is the sketch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Feb-2006/48045-web_NGmonet220206.jpg

JamieWG
02-22-2006, 09:28 PM
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Very clever, Katherine! I love the idea of doing one while the others are blocked by spectators. The suggestions of the forms of the viewers give it a special 'live' feeling.

Jamie

Chouchou
02-22-2006, 09:42 PM
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Very evocative of a busy museum with the suggestion of ever-changing human figures. As for the issue of "copying" famous works. you handled that challenge expertly ... by indicating enough key elements that we know which pieces you're representing.

JamieWG
02-22-2006, 10:08 PM
The most difficult part of the project? Finding a place in my house that wasn't inundated with clutter!

Hahahaha! Oh, can I ever relate to that! :D :evil: :D I've been trying to decide which corner of living space will be easiest to straighten up to do the project!

Interestingly, because I wasn't emotionally involved with the idea of the painting (I viewed it as an exercise, likely destined for the garbage), I was able to get paint on the canvas with more abandon.

Hmmm....Maybe this is the way for me to go about it too....Just paint it directly and go for it in one fell swoop. Yours was certainly successful!

Jamie

JamieWG
02-23-2006, 01:44 PM
Regarding this entry -->
Clickable thumbnail on next post....sorry!

So many folks are doing 'favorite chair' paintings....Thought I'd join the crowd! This is hubby's favorite chair. He falls asleep in it all the time while saying he's not tired. :D Painting is 8x10, oils/canvas board. Light was partially overcast daylight and partially incandescent from the lamp, so it was an interesting mix of warm and cool light. I loved doing this, and will definitely do more interiors!

Since I was painting in the living room, I used Van Gogh water soluble oils. I'm such a paint snob, so I'm always surprised every time I use these by how much I like them. Highly recommended!

Jamie

JamieWG
02-23-2006, 05:37 PM
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Oops...I did a few tweaks, rephotographed the painting, and deleted the previous "final" entry. So this is my final, final painting. Final. :D *slaps hand and puts down brush*

Jamie

brianc
02-25-2006, 10:40 AM
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Wonderful composition and light. It feels so cozy. (Hyggeligt in Danish).

- Brian

gallery318
02-25-2006, 12:07 PM
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Jamie,

I really like the cool colors on the wall and how they contrast to the warmth of the lighting. All men must have "a chair", no? Very well done! :clap:

gallery318
02-25-2006, 12:08 PM
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Oh the colors are so relaxing and harmonius in this painting. I could plop in that chair and read for hours. Lovely! :thumbsup:

gallery318
02-25-2006, 12:09 PM
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I love these kinds of projects, sketchy and "undone" so to speak. Sometimes I find them more appealing than more "finished" works. Great idea on the transitory people. :D So creative!

gallery318
02-25-2006, 12:12 PM
Gallery 318: I have always liked pen w/ watercolor washes and these have great character and feeling in them.


Great work everyone!!
Thank you for your compliment. I'm quite addicted to the pen and ink with watercolor style, mostly for convenience, but I do like the freshness of line. Truthfully, I'm petrified to get out real oil paints to use around the house... I'm afraid I'll end up with a new abstract carpet. I am a messy painter. :lol:

Katherine T
02-25-2006, 12:28 PM
Thanks Jamie, Chouchou and JulieAnne for the comments on "Drawing Monet".

It's attracted quite a few comments in my blog as well - with one person commenting that I was one of the few people she knew who would draw the Monets in the frames on the wall rather than the painting itself! :rolleyes::)

JamieWG
02-26-2006, 07:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/progress/13766/tn_022606_fireplace_450.jpg

I spent the afternoon hanging out in the living room by the fire. It seemed a good opportunity to do my very first sketch in a Moleskine sketchbook, and boy oh boy do I love this sketchbook! This is ink pen and Prismacolor Artstix, blended with turpenoid and a Q tip, then more Artstix added, more blending, etc. There's still some tweaking left to do with shadows and some other additions. I'll post a finished version once that's done; this is a WIP. The image makes the top part look skewed, but that's because I couldn't get the page to lie flat, so there's camera distortion. The drawing is 8x10, across two pages.

I've heard these books don't take watercolor well. Is that right?

Jamie

JamieWG
02-26-2006, 07:38 PM
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Robert, I just noticed that you finished this and submitted it! It looks great. If you could upload a larger image without the frame so we could see it better, that would be helpful. You asked for C&C....I think your color is very good, and I llike the looking-down perspective on the scene. Compositionally, there is a tiny strip of floor to the left of the carpets; I think it would look better if the carpets came all the way to the edge as if they were overlapping it, rather than leaving that small strip. Well done! I hope you enjoyed the project.

Jamie

rhysyllanfair
02-27-2006, 05:31 PM
Thanks for your comments, Jamie. I struggled with that strip of floor and agree with you. This was a real enjoyable effort for me, and taught me a lot, particularly to include less, rather than more. I'm difinitely going to try some more interiors, some with people.

I'm uploading a larger image without the frame (or the strip of floor) but it is a bit soft at this size. If there is anything I'm less proficient at than painting it's photographing my paintings. I need to use a tripod and take more time with lighting, but it's time I would rather spend painting. Oh, well. Thanks for this project.

Robert

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Feb-2006/49654-Roll_131_-_1.JPG

stevenbg
03-01-2006, 10:37 AM
Hi everyone.
I'm just beginning this "from life" painting stuff, and I've never been a part of a "project" before, so I hope I don't screw this up too bad, but count me in.
I started a painting of my dining room as seen from the living room.
I still have a ways to go with it so please keep the laughter to a minimum.
BTW, it's a 14"X18" acrylic on canvas.

JamieWG
03-01-2006, 11:02 AM
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What a great start! It's so much fun to see everybody's interiors.....Like going on house tours. Heehee Nice color and sense of light and openness.

Jamie

Terry_I
03-01-2006, 11:08 AM
greetings!
just found this thread...oddly enuf, I had decided to do a series this month, all *live* and in black and white...foregoing the illusions of color, to work on the "bones of tone". We'll see if I can stick to it...hard to make time/setup plein air, in or out...and not use color ;)
acrylic, 8x10 60min.
-Terry I
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http://terryisraelson.com

JamieWG
03-01-2006, 11:29 AM
Hi Terry. I'm so glad you found us here in the Artwork from Life forum! I hope you'll post threads of your paintings in the forum as you do them.

Nice work on the values in this one. I went through the Sovek book at one time and there were lots and lots of exercises with monochrome work. It's great to go back to that kind of study from time to time.

To enter your work in this project, click here (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=1000), then scroll to the bottom and click to join the project. From there, you can click again to submit entries. Thanks for joining in!

Jamie

stevenbg
03-01-2006, 12:36 PM
greetings!
just found this thread...oddly enuf, I had decided to do a series this month, all *live* and in black and white...foregoing the illusions of color, to work on the "bones of tone". We'll see if I can stick to it...hard to make time/setup plein air, in or out...and not use color ;)
acrylic, 8x10 60min.
-Terry I
Terry,
I really like what you've captured here with just black and white.
I especially like the brushwork and the feeling of strong light.
Well done!
BTW, I was curious whether you've ever taken your acrylics outdoors for plein air work and if so, how did that work out for you?

Terry_I
03-01-2006, 02:51 PM
Hi guys...thanks for the warm welcome and feedback!

Jamie: thanks for the info...and yup, that 'ol rascal Sovek is a virtual fount of info...and a great guy, too!
I'm pulled in thanks to the newsletter, so you can tell the admins it's working ;-)
I'd like to get more involved here...it's been a couple years since I've been in a similar format forum (Remote control airplanes:here (http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=169257)), and it was a hoot. Can't remember nor figure out how to bookmark or subscribe to a thread? Maybe someone could help me there...thx

Steve: I decided last year to travel farther to paint plein air...and you know the problems with oils 'n airplanes...so I forced myself to learn to use acrylics outdoors...and, hey! they work great, as long as you're set up right.(mister and a stay-wet pallette). I live in the high desert in Sedona, and have painted successfully in 100* heat, and a 15 mph breeze. I keep them 12x12 and under, tho. Peek at my site...you'll see a whole bunch of 'em...all acrylic. Happy to answer any more questions about using them outdoors
-Terry
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stevenbg
03-01-2006, 04:15 PM
Steve: I decided last year to travel farther to paint plein air...and you know the problems with oils 'n airplanes...so I forced myself to learn to use acrylics outdoors...and, hey! they work great, as long as you're set up right.(mister and a stay-wet pallette). I live in the high desert in Sedona, and have painted successfully in 100* heat, and a 15 mph breeze. I keep them 12x12 and under, tho. Peek at my site...you'll see a whole bunch of 'em...all acrylic. Happy to answer any more questions about using them outdoors
-Terry
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http://www.terryisraelson.com
Terry,
You're indeed a lucky person to live in such a beautiful location (I'm quite jealous).
I lived just outside Phoenix for MANY years, and have been to Sedona lots of times. Tons of art galleries there. In fact, on one trip up there, I was asked by a gallery representative to submit samples of my work, but at the time I was very shy and self-critical of my work and never responded. :crying:
Are you represented by any?
Thanks for the response, and I'll be sure to check out your web site.

inkcat
03-06-2006, 09:58 PM
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I just adore this,Im glad that you had to do it quickly as it gives it honesty,the looseness of this work is exciting and fun,I love it..:clap:

inkcat
03-06-2006, 10:01 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/18482/tn_OliveGarden.jpg

I love your work it is so free and loose,fabo...:clap:

inkcat
03-06-2006, 10:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/36225/tn_Sunny_Chair_on_Winter_Day_web.jpg

Your use of light is awesome,love this work..:clap:

inkcat
03-06-2006, 10:07 PM
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This a very impressionistic work I think, soft and textured,I enjoy you use of the paint,dont know that it loks dingy though,anyway I like it,I think it works well...:clap:

inkcat
03-06-2006, 10:08 PM
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I wouldnt change this work,I think it is fine as it is,I love the colours and style,it is very unique,great stuff.....:clap:

inkcat
03-06-2006, 10:10 PM
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there is such a charm about these soft drawings,I do so enjoy them...:clap:

inkcat
03-06-2006, 10:11 PM
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This makes me want to snuggke down for a good movie and a glass of wine,nicely done..:clap:

Bill Foehringer
03-07-2006, 08:01 PM
Tonight I submitted a final image called "Corner Cabinet" Pastel 18x12. Don't know how to make the link from here though. I was going for the morning sun lighting up the room with direct and indirect light. BillF

JamieWG
03-08-2006, 11:12 AM
Tonight I submitted a final image called "Corner Cabinet" Pastel 18x12. Don't know how to make the link from here though. I was going for the morning sun lighting up the room with direct and indirect light. BillF

Hmmmm....Bill, I don't see your image. In fact, when I look at the list of participants, your name isn't on the list! To sign up for the project, click the link on the first post of this thread for more information. At the bottom of that project system page, there should be a link to click on to sign up for the project. Once you're signed up, you will be able to upload entries. :) Looking forward to seeing what you've done!

Jamie

silvermoon7
03-12-2006, 02:43 PM
i'm signed up. i'm new to WC and this is my first project. it looks like fun:thumbsup: i just have to finish my current painting before I get started on this one lol...:wink2:

JamieWG
03-12-2006, 02:47 PM
i'm signed up. i'm new to WC and this is my first project. it looks like fun:thumbsup: i just have to finish my current painting before I get started on this one lol...:wink2:

Welcome to Wetcanvas! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the project.

Jamie

shadoe
03-25-2006, 03:17 PM
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i really liked this. i instantly thought of my own rather dingy laundry space in the deep bogs of our basement. i think you've captured the mood!

shadoe

Csight
04-03-2006, 04:41 AM
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Living Room
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/1000/completed/72911/tn_Living_Room_Sm.jpg

I'm new to this sight but just had to stop and admire the beautiful effect you got with your cozy lighting. Really nice! Csight
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Chouchou
04-03-2006, 11:03 AM
Welcome to WC, CSight ... You're gonna love it here! And, thank you for stopping by to comment on my living room. :)

Perry
04-03-2006, 12:18 PM
Thanks Shadoe

Katherine T
04-04-2006, 10:52 AM
Excuse me if this is inapprpriate in this post - ie right topic but the painting isn't here - but there's an excellent thread over in the Oil Forum which provides a demo about "How to Paint in a Cafe" - with photographs of the process - palette next to the Danish and the coffeee etc

This is the link http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4451238&mode=linear#post4451238

JamieWG
04-04-2006, 01:14 PM
WOW, Katherine, thanks for the link!

Jamie