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04-29-2006, 08:12 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2006/39040-hellorb.gif Welcome to Week 18 Classical Art Journey! :wave:

We hope you will join us as we travel along through time in our study of art.

A BIG thank you to Barb, Eileen, and Rose for hosting the last three weeks!


You girls did a great job while I was away to visit my daughter.

I hope if anyone else would like to host, please feel free to sign-up and say you want to drive the car for a week! We'd love to have you!

04-29-2006, 08:22 PM
Now on to our travels.

Monday is the first of May. What better way to start this week than to see
this painting by

Maurice Brazil
Prendergast to celebrate a very old tradition of May Day.

May Day, Central Park
Watercolour and pencil
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

American Impressionist painter, illustrator, printmaker, designer & watercolorist
born 1859 - died 1924

Link to large image at ARC


04-29-2006, 08:22 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2006/65063-apple.jpg Leon Bazile Perrault student of Wm Bouguereau..The Apple Picker...1879...A French Academic classical Painter 1832-1908...mixed media on Arches Watercolour...tyree:wink2:

04-29-2006, 08:27 PM
How pretty she is Susan! I favor redheads, their personalities are so strong! She is sweet as the apples she is picking! Charming and lovely! Your softness shows and I like her, you and your art very much! :) Nickel

04-30-2006, 05:59 PM
thank you nickel...for your kind comments...hard to believe we are on our 18th week!!!! love the may day painting too!!!! tyree:wave: :wave: :eek: :p

05-01-2006, 10:09 PM
Hi Susan, it is hard to believe it is week 18. I just finished updating our galllery. Such a lovely place to visit. I really feel my art is helped by this journey. Your all so kind and I just enjoy myself so much here. I appreciate each of you.

I am working tomorrow on starting a new adventure for us here in the project fourm. It will be painting from life, all media will be welcomed. All skill levels.
I hope you all will check it out this week. After studing the masters, it is important to test yourself doing art from life. It is surprising to me, just what becomes second nature from our studies and flows over into creating your own art. The new program will challenge you I hope. I know it will challenge me. More to come soon.

See you all! Nickel :wave:

05-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Hi Nickel!!! :p :heart: :p :heart: :thumbsup: It is good that you are back!

Susan each week you making those faces looks more and more sweet and expressive. I love this one so much! :clap:

Gosh, 18th week means that we being together in this project for over 4 months now!! :eek: Which is great. Thanks Nickel for starting it up, because I have met through it awesome WC members and I am happy some of them are still here with us sharing their work. :clap: :clap:

A new project will surely be exciting. From life??? Gosh now you speaking my language. I have really being addicted to it. But be patient with me, I am not that good. :D

Hi Barbara, Keith, Eilleen, Mony, Barb, hope I havent forgot anybody else. See you guys!! :)

Mony G
05-04-2006, 02:31 AM
Hi again !

Tyree, your girl is really sweet- did you use pastels to make her look so smooth and soft? She's nice ... and regarding Nickel's new project... quickies are a real challenge for me as I have very little time for painting!

This is my new one for the week ( my 4th one ) ... it's a copy I have just made of "Odalisque" by Mariano Fortuny ( at ther Modern Arts Museum in Barcelona) just plain line... as the last one ! ( I have been working a lot on nude recently )


hope you like this one ... your comments are welcome !

good-bye for now !


05-04-2006, 11:25 PM
Beautiful Girl Tyree.. she could be a stand in for Snow White :wave: She looks so innocent and I love the color.

Mony your drawing is excellent, what size is it? I like the exotic subject matter as well :wink2:

05-05-2006, 11:56 PM
Finally got some sketching done... my study today is by Titian about 1515 Flora


05-06-2006, 01:49 AM
Hi there! Looks like a few people have gotten busy this week doing other things. I know it is hard to keep going. I know that our friends are missed.

I have been working tonight reading about Chardin. A few quick sketches of some of his work and will post later.

Hi Mony, I think your line drawings are very nice. Where do you find your inspiration? I thank you for comments about the new project quickies. You are welcome to draw from life, any media is welcome.

Hi Rose, thanks for the welcome back. :heart: So where is your heart taking you these days?

Hi Barbara, I was expecting to see an update on your mosaic :D
But I am delighted to see you are drawing :D fess up, I can't tell, charcoal or other? Your lady looks as if she is looking back at her love. :)

Hi Susan, how's it going? :wave:


Mandy Valin
05-06-2006, 01:07 PM

This is my first of this project, however I hope to catch up :)
This is 2x3.5, pencil on sketch paper

After Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "A Coign of Vantage"


Mandy :D

05-06-2006, 01:11 PM
Beautifly rendered Alde!! Nickel color pencil and some background work done in photoshop.
Alde I have to go find your artist this is a facinating piece.

05-06-2006, 02:56 PM
hi nickel!!! little slow this week, two jobs keeps me too busy:( mony...very exotic work!!!! barb...great contrasts, and i like the mood to her!!! mandy...welcome...and lovely lady youve drawn!!! tyree:wave: :clap:

05-06-2006, 06:59 PM
Hi Mandy, welcome, so nice to meet you and see your art :thumbsup:

Your study of Alma-Tadema is great! Very soft and romantic!

Lovely to see!

Hi Barbara, I never would have guessed. :D Lovely work!
You have a very creative edge. I love it!

Susan Hi! You are one hard working lady. I am so glad you do give your art
important time. I see development in your seeing each week.

I think I am getting better too. ;)

I decided to jump on this Chardin with color. Working first with shadows.
Camera and I are not getting along. Too many things popping out at me in real life and not having the time I want to do. I will get over it, as it is pretty
normal. Consider this a wip kind of, I need time to go and focus the drawing.
I do think I am crooked. This Chardin is over in the MOM in oils. I can't let the guys have all the fun. Mike who is hosting has some good info on painting copper and glass if you want to check it out.

:wave: Nickel


Mony G
05-07-2006, 06:21 AM
Beautiful Girl Tyree.. she could be a stand in for Snow White :wave: She looks so innocent and I love the color.

Mony your drawing is excellent, what size is it? I like the exotic subject matter as well :wink2:

Hi again,

The sketches are really good, I especially love Alde's... it's fascinating indeed!
It's really encouraging to know you like mine... they aren't really large ones... just 33x24 cms! They are just studies I make for painting classes as the model hasn't shown up much lately!
I love this exotic subject myself... I found it on a book I have at home, I really didn't know it before I noticed it there!
... but I think next time I'lll change to something else!
I'll try to join the "quickies"as soon as I can! It can be so challenging to have a limit of subject and time .
Be reading from you all..:wave:


05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
Tyree - Another great portrait!
Mony - Another fantastic drawing from you as well. I hope you will share some of your paintings before too long!
Pixel - Lovely sketch! I bet that a nice break from that mosaic, huh? :)
Mandy - Welcome! That is a stunning and I love the texture you've got in the hair!
Nickel - If this is a WIP, I can't wait to see the finish. I like how soft things are looking there.

I know I am running way behind, but as you all know, life happens. I hope to catch back up this week. Here is a quick sketch I'd like to submit here inspired by a sculpture by Edgar Degas.

05-07-2006, 07:55 PM
Keith worth the wait for you :) this is a great sketch.
I love the horse, what, how did you do it?
It looks really nice, I like the white on black. Very 3-d!
Thanks for the nice comments, I am trying to keep just
at the shadows and keeping it soft. Reworked some places
today to fine tune the shapes. Tinker, tinker, tinker :)

05-07-2006, 10:19 PM
keith...wonderful job on degas...good form, and striking with the black bg!!! tyree:clap: :thumbsup: :wave:

05-10-2006, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! This was just white charcoal on black paper. A little different for me but a lot of fun and I like the way it came out. :)

05-13-2006, 11:06 AM
I missed seeing week 18th fully. Welcome to Mandy! Nice to have you here with us. Nickel my heart is still taking me into still life studies. I am trying to study especially composition.

Mony, Barbara, Keith and Mandy lovely drawings!

Nickel Chardin is another favorite of mine, good job there too. :)