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AriadneArts
04-16-2006, 11:04 AM
HAPPY EASTER/PASSOVER! Welcome all! Sorry about being late, but due to my computer crash, yesterday left me totally busy trying to get back on line. Apologies to all!

From the Frick Museum:

www.frick.org (http://www.frick.org)

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746 - 1828)


"Born in Fuendetodos, Goya served his apprenticeship in nearby Saragossa and then studied with Francisco Bayeu in Madrid. He was in Italy in 1770/71, and in 1774 he became a designer for the Royal Tapestry Factory. Appointed court painter to Charles III in 1786, he continued to hold that post under Charles IV and Ferdinand VII. In addition to portraits, Goya painted historical, religious, and genre subjects, bitter satires, and demonological fantasies; he also was a brilliant graphic artist. In 1824, out of favor with the court, he left Spain and settled in Bordeaux, where he died."

Portrait of a Lady, Goya, 1824
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/6306-Goya-_Portrait_of_a_Lady_1824.jpg

There was an interesting piece on the Sunday Morning (Osgood) show today regarding Goya. They pointed out that both Goya and Beethoven did some of their greatest work after losing their hearing. One of the last self-portraits of Goya is often called 'the Beethoven portrait.'

Hope you all have a joyous week creating in our lovely Classical Art project! And Nickel, don't get too much sun or eat too much junk food or have too many pina coladas......'kay? :D

bjs0704
04-16-2006, 06:30 PM
Hi Eileen,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/11410-38069-BUNNY_11.gif Happy Easter!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/11410-38069-BUNNY_11.gif

Thanks for starting this week's thread! Everything looks great! I'm sorry to hear about your computer, I'm glad to see that you are back up and running now!

That's a gorgeous portrait by Goya!

Barb:cat:

tyree
04-16-2006, 06:58 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/65063-maka.jpg Anna von Waldberg 1883-84...Hans Makart...Austrian Academic classical painter 1840-1884...at the age of 27 the Paris exhibition made him famous! He did wonderful portraits, cathedrals, floral paintings....please check out his work in the ARC thread if you can!!!! ....happy easter to all!!!! thank you eileen for the start of this weeks thread, a beautiful painting by Goya!!! im sorry you had trouble with your computer, they can be so frustrating!!!! my work this week is pastel on grey scale paper....tyree:heart:

PushingPixels
04-16-2006, 09:09 PM
Happy Easter to all:rolleyes: Beautiful poitrait by Goya!! Ariadne, Very beautiful girl Tyree :cat:

I have been working on an Easter themed picture but I do not believe I will get it done this week. I may post a past pic if I don't anyway my fellow travelers may sring rise up to tickle your nose.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/44004-greenHopper3.jpg

AriadneArts
04-17-2006, 12:02 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/65063-maka.jpg Anna von Waldberg 1883-84...Hans Makart...Austrian Academic classical painter 1840-1884...at the age of 27 the Paris exhibition made him famous! He did wonderful portraits, cathedrals, floral paintings....please check out his work in the ARC thread if you can!!!! ....happy easter to all!!!! thank you eileen for the start of this weeks thread, a beautiful painting by Goya!!! im sorry you had trouble with your computer, they can be so frustrating!!!! my work this week is pastel on grey scale paper....tyree:heart:


Tyree, what a lovely study of this Makart piece! I'm especially fascinated with how you left the bg textured (looks like Mi Teintes paper?) and then her face and neck are so incredibly smooth. Great effect. Lovely work!

Oy, computers! Don't know what happened. I could work with everything in my comp except anything online. Couldn't even open my mail, even though it kept clicking in while I was online. Very strange. Luckily, I have a contract with Vaio and they will either fix it good as new or give me a brand new one. Meanwhile, my hubby, who is here on hiatus for 10 days (leaves tomorrow morning to go back to teaching in California) told me immediately--you need access to a computer TODAY! So, the Vaio will take till about May 26th to figure it all out (can you imagine?), so we bought me a Compac as a backup. Not a bad guy, is that hubby of mine........:thumbsup:

AriadneArts
04-17-2006, 12:05 AM
Happy Easter to all:rolleyes: Beautiful poitrait by Goya!! Ariadne, Very beautiful girl Tyree :cat:

I have been working on an Easter themed picture but I do not believe I will get it done this week. I may post a past pic if I don't anyway my fellow travelers may sring rise up to tickle your nose.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/44004-greenHopper3.jpg

Lovely, lovely, lovely, Pixie! It's beautifully done, and does put one into the proper mood. Good work!

AriadneArts
04-17-2006, 12:15 AM
Hi Eileen,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/11410-38069-BUNNY_11.gif Happy Easter!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2006/11410-38069-BUNNY_11.gif

Thanks for starting this week's thread! Everything looks great! I'm sorry to hear about your computer, I'm glad to see that you are back up and running now!

That's a gorgeous portrait by Goya!

Barb:cat:

Barb, love your Easter Bunny pair. Very cute! Glad I was able to get the project up correctly. You'd be amazed (well, at least if you're me) how difficult it is to get used to a new computer. I must have posted that thread at least six or seven times before it showed up! Still can't figure that out, but all is well now, at least.

Hope you had the very best day! Mine was okay, considering.....;) Now all I have to do is choose something to work on and enter this week (I'm behind yet again....:mad: ) but Goya's lookin' good. I'll get something done anyway, especially since my other half goes back to teach in California tomorrow, so I'll he able to focus a little better (on me, of course--it IS all about me, isn't it? :evil: :D ;)

PushingPixels
04-17-2006, 09:58 AM
The little green hopper is actually a photo... He lived in my garden on that lilly until it shriveled up and was gone. Then he left as well. It looks as if he was munching on his home!:lol:

rosebard
04-17-2006, 12:15 PM
Hi Eilleen no need to apologize, glad you were able to get us started in our journey. Thanks a bunch!! :)

Goya quite inspiring artist for the Journey!!

Susan how lovely those pinkish, red and purple tones. Looks lovely!!!

Barbara, arent that pic so spring like!

Hi Barb!! Hope you all had a good holiday!!

AriadneArts
04-17-2006, 04:29 PM
The little green hopper is actually a photo... He lived in my garden on that lilly until it shriveled up and was gone. Then he left as well. It looks as if he was munching on his home!:lol:

Very well spotted and captured, then, Pixie. Love him. Maybe you can use the pic as a ref if you're interested in painting it.

tyree
04-17-2006, 06:19 PM
wow barb, i thought that was a painting, its so vivid and spring!!!! eileen, glad your computer woes are gone, never heard of that brand before, i have a hp which i have had since last july and seems to work okay for me...i still couldnt tell you all the functions it does:( :o hi rose!!!! thanks all for compliments!!! tyree:wave:

Nickel
04-17-2006, 06:42 PM
Hey, Eileen, I love Goya, now he is the MAN! :) Hear Nickel purr......:)
Just want to pop in
Just back and ready to make a little racket
Been gone too long and lots of stories to tell...:) I know look out...:)

Susan, I am so loving your paintings each week. Pretty eyes, very pretty.
You have such a tender romantic touch. I love it!

Hi Barbara, did you adopt this grass hopper? Cutie! I can tell you are a nature girl :)

Hi Rose, what are you painting this week? Flowers:)

Eileen, I hear there is a wanted poster out on women that break computers, lol, you are joining my club, welcome:) Thanks for hosting this week. You are a doll!

I have to get busy.......been relaxing too long, big cookie belly to work off with my painting exercises this week :) Nickel

tyree
04-18-2006, 11:01 PM
WELCOME BACK NICKEL!!!!! Cant wait to hear about your adventures!!!! tyree:wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

Nickel
04-19-2006, 05:34 PM
Thanks Susan, adventures, :eek: at least I got home in one piece :lol:
Sorry to my dismay, yesterday, I discovered I didn't take the lens cover off the camera. :( no pictures. I do this so many times you would think I would learn. I guess I just got to go back :)
I think my daughter is glad to see mom go home. :evil: oh, she loves me, she loves me not. :D
Other than that , no painting either but I did take my little paintbox and planned to paint. Sometimes things just don't go smooth. Now I am behind on the journey and need to get busy.
Do any of you watch the tv channel Ovation? They had a really good program on Goya hosted by Robert Hughes. I think I watched it 10 times. :o Sometimes I think Spain dosn't get enough credit for the arts they have produced. Some of the best in my opinion.
Eileen, what does your husband teach? Just want to know. I so love learning. And I would love to know more of your studies of Japan. Arts of the East, one of my passions and I think they are bypassed all too often. :wave:

Not to stray too far, the link Robert had last week, they have a real nice exhibit on the Art of Aisa http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/explore/

Mony G
04-20-2006, 02:42 AM
Hi, everybody!

What a lovely potrait by Goya!... and the girl picture has a lovely contrast between the roughness of the background and the smooth texture of the skin! Well done! ... and what lovely, fresh colours the grasshopper photo has !
Lots of good inspiration...

as for myself... I had been working on another famous Italian Renaissance subject... The "Birth of Venus " by Botticelli... but things didn't turn out as I had wanted to ... I tried to watercolour the colour pencil background and am afraid I had ruined it ! (Compare it to the other photo how it was as uncompleted)... I'd like to know your opinion about it...

Thanks and cheers to you all.... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2006/77963-File0516_zip.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2006/77963-PB060001_zip.JPG

Mony G :confused:

PushingPixels
04-20-2006, 10:06 AM
mony, I don't think you ruined it at all. What's not to like, beautifully done.:clap: The only thing I could possibly criticize is the different treatment to the water below but I kind of like that too. You might be able to subdue the color a bit by lightly going over it with white pastel or semi-opaque white guache if that detracts from your lady. She is so beautiful she should be most prominient.. don't you think? Or Cropping with a mat.

I like her just as she is :heart: adds drama.

Loved the link Nickel and welcome back... did you bring us any cookies???
I have a wacky schedule this week but I may post the progress I made and keep going next week Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew byt I've never had that problem with cookies :) .
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2006/44004-Cookie_monster.jpg

PushingPixels
04-21-2006, 11:30 PM
Progress as promised
Not exactly classical. It is a paper collage mosaic done with magazine pages. WIP overall and closeup.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2006/44004-wip16.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2006/44004-wip16closeup.jpg

8 x 12 I think on Bristol

Nickel
04-22-2006, 12:27 PM
as for myself... I had been working on another famous Italian Renaissance subject... The "Birth of Venus " by Botticelli... but things didn't turn out as I had wanted to ... I tried to watercolour the colour pencil background and am afraid I had ruined it ! (Compare it to the other photo how it was as uncompleted)... I'd like to know your opinion about it...

Thanks and cheers to you all.... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2006/77963-File0516_zip.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2006/77963-PB060001_zip.JPG

Mony G :confused:

Hi Mony, sorry your color pencil didn't turn out like you wanted. Happens sometimes.:crying: But I like the effect so don't dispare. Very nice and not ruined.
There is a real feel to the background, almost like JMW Turner. :thumbsup:

Nickel
04-22-2006, 12:29 PM
Cookies for Everyone Barbara!:wave:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2006/39040-COOKIES.jpg

Nickel
04-22-2006, 12:31 PM
Progress as promised
Not exactly classical. It is a paper collage mosaic done with magazine pages. WIP overall and closeup.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2006/44004-wip16.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Apr-2006/44004-wip16closeup.jpg

8 x 12 I think on Bristol


Very, very classical I think! :D And I really, really love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wave:
Can't wait to see more

Nickel


PS Barabara, it would be interesting to see your piles of papers pieces. You have a good range of colors and the values looks really nice! :D

Nickel
04-22-2006, 12:38 PM
Went to the eye doctor yesterday, all the drops messed with my vision. :eek: Better today.

Fighting to get back on track myself, a sketch borrowed from Roberts' week 15 of the Cardinal in his Study by Lorenzo Costa.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2006/39040-hourglass2.jpg

3x2.5 pencil on notepaper, close to zoom size.

PushingPixels
04-22-2006, 12:58 PM
Went to the eye doctor yesterday, all the drops messed with my vision. :eek: Better today.

Fighting to get back on track myself, a sketch borrowed from Roberts' week 15 of the Cardinal in his Study by Lorenzo Costa.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2006/39040-hourglass2.jpg

3x2.5 pencil on notepaper, close to zoom size.
:clap: not bad at all nikel... an artist speaks the lanquage of the eyes of the soul - I said that. bet you didn't know I was a phillosopher huh... LOL:rolleyes:

Nickel
04-22-2006, 01:04 PM
hehe, Then you can tell my eyes are hurting a little! Glad to have the company of a philosopher on the journey! :)

rosebard
04-22-2006, 01:37 PM
Nickel is back! Nickel is back! Nickel is back!!

Well Nickel I have being a very bad girl and nothing from me this week. But to be participative I will be hosting Week 17! Be patient with me guys. Pick me on next stop right? I seemed to have lost the other ones. :)

Mony good to see your Boticceli. It is really lovely. :)

Barbara, that is cool mosaic. Really like it. Is that you in the pic? Well, if yes, how lovely lady you are. :)

Nickel cool sketch. :) Thanks for the cookies.

Hey Robert and Susan nice to see you two over the Classical STudio thread. Anybody else like to stop by there and have a cup of coffee?

:)

rosebard
04-22-2006, 10:25 PM
Hi Guys. I have started week 17. Take your sit and lets ride! :)

Next stop....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4556947#post4556947

See you all there!! :)

Fish<><
04-22-2006, 10:37 PM
Gosh I can't keep up! :envy:

Great work everyone!
Mony - I think your Venus is quite lovely and agree with everyone elses comments.

Pixel - The mosaic is really cool! Keep us updated on that. I can;t wait to see how it turns out.

Nickel - Welsome back. Sorry I missed the "Welcome Back" party. :o I've been absolutely swamped the past couple weeks. That is a great sketch! Glad to hear your eyes are getting better.

Did I miss anyone? I hope not. Sorry if I did.

I cheated this week and used the Weekly Drawing Thread over at the Drawing & Sketching forum. Here's my "Mending the Nets" by Winslow Homer.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2006/54332-16_Homer.jpg

Nickel
05-01-2006, 07:01 PM
Here's my "Mending the Nets" by Winslow Homer.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Apr-2006/54332-16_Homer.jpg

Keith, sorry I've missed commenting on this work. I think this is a very moving piece of art. I love the quietness of these ladies working. Very nice. :thumbsup: Nickel