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02-25-2006, 05:06 PM
I can hardly believe the journey we have traveled so far.

It has been a great experience for sure!

Now it is time for week #9 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Where do you want to go this week?

The party is started, let's turn the music up and have some fun:wave:


02-25-2006, 09:27 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Feb-2006/65063-caba.jpg this week i did a sketch by Alexandre Cabanel of La Comtessee de Keller, 1873...A French Academic Classical Painter 1823-1889....graphite on vellum Strathmore 300 series...tyree:grouphug:

02-26-2006, 09:15 PM
Hey Susan, you have such a beautiful way with chosing your eyes to do each week! I really enjoy each one, they are all so beautiful!

She has a bit of saddness don't you think?

However it is very attractive though, it pulls at my emotions!

***On a side note, just finished updating the art gallery 2. The first one was so image heavy on the first page, that is the reason for gallery 2, the first one takes too much time to load. I wish I had knew not to put so much on a post when I started. Live and learn :)

:heart: Back to you all Nickel

02-26-2006, 10:24 PM
Very beautiful Susan. Very pensive.
I just looked at the collection and we have quite a gallery going with lots of very talented submissions.
Imagine what we will have by the end of the year!!!

02-26-2006, 10:32 PM
This week I felt very Gothic so I decided to do a Tomb.. The tomb of the Raspal Family - Paris France 1854
I'm not sure who the sculpter is ..but I made my Gothic lady apear slightly transparent to get that ghostly effect.
photo here
my rendition here

and it's not even halloween

02-27-2006, 10:47 AM
Barbara, this is absolute one of your best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so far!!!!!

I love the ghost, just a great composition and love the whole thing!!!!

:clap: :thumbsup: :lol: :D :wave:

Very good! Made me smile too! :D


02-27-2006, 05:57 PM
barbara...:eek: that spirit hanging on the window is frightening!!:eek: very unique!!! very very well done!!! tyree

02-27-2006, 11:34 PM
You guys are so sweet... Thanks for the kind words. I am enjoying our journey together it is keeping me focused and growing my skills.

I was able to go to a wonderful exibit in Santa Barbara Sunday... here is the link to some of the works on exibit.

My favorites were the Caravaggio’s The Ecstasy of Saint Francis, dating from 1594-95 and Francisco Goya’s Gossiping Women, from 1792-96... so many beautiful works I want to go again before it moves on. I would not have enjoyed this nearly so much were it not for our little journey. :)

02-28-2006, 10:29 AM
You guys are so sweet... Thanks for the kind words. I am enjoying our journey together it is keeping me focused and growing my skills.

I was able to go to a wonderful exibit in Santa Barbara Sunday... here is the link to some of the works on exibit.

My favorites were the Caravaggio’s The Ecstasy of Saint Francis, dating from 1594-95 and Francisco Goya’s Gossiping Women, from 1792-96... so many beautiful works I want to go again before it moves on. I would not have enjoyed this nearly so much were it not for our little journey. :)

I am so happy you shared the link Barbara! Fantastic:)

I am so glad you enjoyed the exhibit. :thumbsup:

I think I must come and visit California for the spring:D you know me and my igloo.:D Of course I have heard you guys over on the west coast are getting a ton of rain. Hope it tetters off ((the rain)) soon.

I do really like your painting!

Hi Susan!

First it was Eileen with the skull
Now Barbara's ghost

I think Susan, we should get them :lol:



02-28-2006, 07:32 PM
nickel....ill see what i can raise up!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: tyree

03-01-2006, 09:44 AM
nickel....ill see what i can raise up!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: tyree

I tried to do this last night, but alass, no network, arrg

Here for you Susan:)


:wave: Nickel

03-02-2006, 09:26 PM
only two sketches this week??? where is everyone!!!!! tyree .....hi nickel!!!! :wave: :wave: :wave:

03-02-2006, 09:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2006/65063-chapli.jpg this was a very very quick sketch...graphite on vellum...the painting was of Charles Chaplin...an academic classical artist from France 1825-1891....tyree

03-02-2006, 10:52 PM
Hey guys! :wave: Great work so far!
Two great portraits, Tyree! An the haunting is really neat too, Pixel! :D

I had a late night with a book from the library about ancient art and this is a copy of some medieval illustration that caught my eye.

03-02-2006, 11:32 PM
Oh, this could count in here as well even though I hadn't planned on keeping it in "the book" of this journey...

See if you recognize this:

03-03-2006, 12:39 AM
Susan, Keith, both of you are so good!

The armless woman, looks like me after I get caught on a midnight run of the frig:eek:

Confess, I have done nothing today but play around, happy in spring like delight, tomorrow, I hope to inspire or make one want to run away. :wave:

I don't know where everyone is, maybe they are bitten by the spring bug.

So I have a question, is anyone finding a particular artist's work they like, me, I flounder from one to the other, not much I don't find interesting. I feel like I should be obligated to one style or one type but it seems so restrictive to me. Does anyone ask themself this question? It's not that I doubt what I think, because I see good in most real art. Sneaky word there, real, some I can't get. That is another story for another time, I know I read that old masters did not have the problem with showing their spirit and mastering the craft and that it is much harder today, but everything seems harder today.

03-03-2006, 02:54 PM
Hey, everyone!

Tyree, I love both of your pieces, but love the softness of the second one.

Pixie: Great tomb, wonderful ghost and I like the lack of sharpness of the graves beyond--they look so ephemeral.

Keith: I love medieval art, illuminations, etc, so love your piece--also love the Venus de Milo. I find it difficult to draw statues so that they look like statues. Good job.

Here's mine--not posting the original because I think everybody in the world knows this painting. Colored pencil on Arches hot-pressed.

Woman with Turban (or Girl with Pearl Earring)-Vermeer

03-04-2006, 12:34 PM
Something a little unusual - for me, at least. There seem to be constant debates in the classical forum about what constitutes 'classical' art. This may pre-date any classical category. Its inspiration is a Seated Harp Player from the Cyclades Islands from the 3rd millenium B.C. I saw some of these pieces from the Cyclades about ten years ago in an art exhibit and was fascinated by them. I took this figure from a book and do not have a link for it, but you can see some of this art if you Google Cyclades. I put the figure in an imaginary setting near the dawn of history. It lacks something, but I can't figure out what. Any suggestions? It's 8"x10" oil/canvas board.



03-04-2006, 05:28 PM
keith...your illustration is wonderful, i love his look of concentration of his faith,,something different its very nice...also well done on your inkwork of Venus, very accurate!!! eileen...this is one of my most favorite pieces, i think i might have to try it sometime...you have that stare done quite well!!! robert...i wouldnt add anythiing..it has great simple composition and a main focus on the harp player..very interesting....tyree:clap: :wave:

03-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Hi there!

Robert I love this painting! One of your best and I agree with Susan, it is perfect the way you have it. Very nice. There is a good feeling to your painting.

Hi Eileen, Girl with a Pearl is my favorite of yours so far! Just beautiful eyes and a daring exchange of a black pearl earring, very exotic!

Keith I reallly do like the expression of your medieval writer! What is the name you have at the bottom? It looks like Luther. I know I am wrong. Anyway, he is very intent on his mission and I like it a lot. So do I like your drawing of Venus de Milo. You show great skill at form.

Susan, your Charles Chaplin, is that a man? Sorry, but I love the eyes and they are so soft and beautiful. I am :confused: Looks like a teddy bear in the lower front. Please tell me more.

Just so you dont think I fell out of the car, here is mine for this week.

Another Lady Hamilton

Lady Hamilton as Ariadne
George Romney
Large image here:

Mine is graphite, actually a 2.5x3.5 :lol:


She looked to me like she is sitting at the shore against the rocks, there is a ship at sea in the bottom right. The black and white drawing looks also to be a nocturne, a night scene. But I think after looking around, that is not right, but mine is by the moon light.

03-04-2006, 11:23 PM
Nickel - You are too funny! LOL Keep out of the fridge! :) Sorry I forgot to include that in my post. OOPS! It is "Matthew the Evangelist, Book of Matthew, Ebbo Gospels, c. 816-40"

Eileen - Thanks for your comments. Yours is very well done! I was going to do this next week, but now I guess I'll have to wait a few more weeks huh? LOL

Robert - I seen this very sculpture in theArt History book I was reading this past week (same book I had my reference from). Great job! :clap:

Tyree - Thanks so much! I didn't like the look on his face at first, but it grew on me quickly once I let it sit for a while. :)

PS - Nickel - Great drawing. She looks very timid in you piece! I like it!

03-05-2006, 12:09 AM
Hey Keith,


I just had to take a pic with a nickel so you could see how tiny my ship was.

So much for waiting on my riches, huh? Not much on this ship.


03-05-2006, 08:52 AM
Robert: I really like your piece. I love the setting--it seems so appropriate, and as I play the Irish lap harp, I think he looks just right, as if he's getting comfortable and just about to start playing.

Tyree: Thanks so much. This one was really hard for me. I'd love you to do it, too. It's so valuable to see how different artists 'see' the originals. What I love about this project.

Keith: Thanks for your kind comments. I'd love to see you do this one next week. Please do! It wasn't easy for me and I'm frankly unhappy with my treatment of the skin tones on her face. I'm not used to doing people, so I probably need to read up on painting skin tones.

Nickel: I really like your treatment of this version of Ariadne. As you probably guess, Ariadne is important to me. I think the ship is perfect because, if you know the story, after Theseus killed the minotaur and won Ariadne from her father, King Minos (with Ariadne's help sneaking him out of the maze), they sailed off for Theseus' homeland. On the way, they stopped to rest on an island (I forget which one) and as Ariadne slept, Theseus sailed off without her, abandoning her there. So I can imagine she waited by the shore and hoped, sadly, for some time before Bacchus came and rescued her. Very nice, Nickel.

03-05-2006, 11:58 PM
Nickel - LOL. That's about the size my ship will be too... if it ever comes in. :lol:

Eileen - If you insist, I will give it a go. I've been working with my figures and portraits so I'll do Vermeer, part 2 for next weeks thread. :)

03-06-2006, 11:36 AM
Keith, yaaaay! :thumbsup: I look forward to seeing it.

03-06-2006, 11:53 AM
Hey, who is rocking my boat? :lol:

What a journey!!!

Eileen, thanks for sharing the story.

Glad you liked her. :)

Keith, I wish you a larger ship!!:)

Oh, good luck with your new classes!!!!

That will be so much fun!!!!