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Nickel
05-20-2006, 01:10 PM
Hi and Welcome to Classical Art Journey week 21!

We'd love to see your studies of classical art.
Any media or skill level is welcome to participate on our journey.

If you have any questions, please ask.

This is a fun journey.
You are invited to join us!

This week, how about joining me in a little dance!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2006/39040-renoirbougivalcollor.jpg


Dance at Bougival
1883
Oil on Canvas
181.8 x 98.1cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919

When Renoir began painting, his teacher caustically asked,
“No doubt it’s to amuse yourself that you dabble in paint?”
Unabashed, Renoir answered,
“Why, of course, if it didn’t amuse me, I wouldn’t do it.”

To Renoir, the dark colors of neoclassical masters seemed to him a betrayal of life.

“No shadow is black…
It always has a color, nature knows only colors.”

In 1908, at the age of 67,
rheumatism forced Renoir to tie his paintbrush to his wrist to paint.

He summed up his technique,

“I arrange my subject as I want it,
then I go ahead and paint it,
like a child.”

In Bal à Bougival, Renoir paints his brother and Suzanne Valadon in
a Parisian pastime,
dancing outdoors in the summer time.

Some links you may enjoy browsing :thumbsup:

http://www.renoir.org.yu/
http://www.chez.com/renoir/indexe.html
http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Art/Renoir/Renoir.shtml

Hope to see you soon!

Nickel

tyree
05-20-2006, 07:21 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2006/65063-ren2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2006/65063-rapha.jpg My Renoir was done in the weekly drawing thread, this week number 21 is Raphael, La Donna Velata, 1514....Thank you nickel for the always inspiring start of my week!!!! tyree:wave: :heart: :D

tyree
05-20-2006, 07:54 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2006/65063-mona.jpg this was as close as i could get to the little lady back in 2001...with the da vinci movie out, thought i would show you my pic i took then!!!! tyree:wave: :D

rosebard
05-20-2006, 08:05 PM
I love the first one Susan. Really cool entries! :)

Awesome Susan. What a great trip you had. Thanks for sharing the pic. :)

Nickel
05-20-2006, 10:46 PM
Hi Susan, your dancers are moving to a summer breeze!
I should check out the drawing threads. I miss so much.
Your Raphael has a nice solid appearance, and of course
her eyes. (they smile)
Love seeing your Lisa too! You have some really nice
photos from your trip.
Even in the photo, she smiles too!
Hi Rose!

Nickel

PushingPixels
05-22-2006, 12:50 AM
Lovely Tyree I can hear the music as the waltz.....:music: :music: :music:
here is mine a Renoir...http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2006/44004-natte_grandwk22.jpg

and my sketch...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2006/44004-braidssm.jpg

Nickel
05-22-2006, 08:15 PM
Barbara, bravo, such feeling you have in your lady!
She is beautiful and lovely!!!!!!
Very nice gentle gentle touch! :D :D :D

tyree
05-23-2006, 12:00 AM
barb...wonderful!!!!!..quite captured her pensive mood...great job with the hands in the hair too!!!! tyree

Fish<><
05-23-2006, 10:16 AM
Tyree - 2 great sketches!! :clap: :clap:
Pixel - Your drawing is excellent as well. You've really captured the felling in her face! :clap:

PushingPixels
05-24-2006, 12:23 AM
Fish so good to see you back, hope you can stay a while. Thanks girls, I got a new pencil (mechanical .07 hb) and I'm really enjoying the control. Also using soft vine charcoal for shading. what fun. I actualy had to threaten my son,... he sort of "borrowed" it without my knowledge. So now I'll go out and get him one.:envy: :cat:

Mony G
05-24-2006, 09:13 AM
Hi , I'm back!

You are working hard... I have this little study for you this week... it's a detail from a famous painting by Dante Gabriele Rossetti... on my book it's called "La Ghirlandata" in Italian... could you please tell me its original English name?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2006/77963-File0537zip.jpg I like Tyree's version of "La Velata"... it's a bit Raffaello but its so modern it's almost a bit Picasso too!
So original!
:clap:

Be reading from you and thanks for the good company

Mony:wave:

Nickel
05-24-2006, 01:07 PM
Hi Mony, nice work on your Rossetti. Are you going to paint it?

I don't know the translation.
Here is a web site you might like to look at for Victorian Art.
This is Rossetti's link.
http://www.victorianartinbritain.co.uk/biog/rossetti.htm

Good to see you back this week Mony!

Lol, Barbara, it is funny, your son, stealing momma's pencil. Bad boy!
You might as well buy him some paper to sketch with too!

My daughter snickers stuff all the time.
And of course, she just showed up and it wasn't her.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2006/39040-wasntme.gif


Hi Keith!

:wave: Nickel

Mony G
05-25-2006, 02:22 AM
Hi Mony, nice work on your Rossetti. Are you going to paint it?

I don't know the translation.
Here is a web site you might like to look at for Victorian Art.
This is Rossetti's link.
http://www.victorianartinbritain.co.uk/biog/rossetti.htm

Good to see you back this week Mony!

Lol, Barbara, it is funny, your son, stealing momma's pencil. Bad boy!
You might as well buy him some paper to sketch with too!

My daughter snickers stuff all the time.
And of course, she just showed up and it wasn't her.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-May-2006/39040-wasntme.gif


Hi Keith!

:wave: Nickel

Hi Nickel!
thank you for the link on Victorian Art... I like Rossetti very much! I gave a look into the gallery and found the original name of the painting... it really is "la Ghirlandata"!
(you can translate it as something like "the Wreathed")
I don't think I'm gonig to paint it as these are only little studies I do for practise, I'm working at something different at the moment: a self-portarit in oils which is becoming a real challenge for me!
I just hope to finish it for the painting classes exibition in mid-June!

My daughter can be michievous too.. she always used to take my art material away when she was little and would leave something else in its place ( a little toy, or something like that):heart:

bye-bye

Mony :wave:

tyree
05-25-2006, 10:30 PM
mony...what a great sketch, love the extra little darks you added for emphasis...interesting work too!!!! thanks for the neat little story about your daughter, i had a crummy day, and it put a smile on my face:D tyree:wave: hi keith!!!!!

Nickel
05-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Hi Tyree, hope your day is better today!

Hi Mony, glad you liked the web site.
That is really cute what your daughter did.
Good luck on your self portrait! They are a challenge.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

I worked some on my Chardin this afternoon, but I think I screwed up
the copper color I mixed today. Will wipe it down, and do it again.

See ya, Nickel

Nickel
05-27-2006, 10:28 AM
I don't know about this painting at all. I think I offically hate it.
My attempts have been a disaster from the start.
Just way to dark, so I think it will be the last anyone will see of it
after today. I think it is called having two left feet.

After Chardin



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2006/39040-wc29copper.jpg

PushingPixels
05-27-2006, 11:49 AM
I disagree nickel... you got some nice texture going there and some interesting reflections. Put it aside a while and then look at it again. Fresh looks are often more truthful when you've stepped back for a little while.

Mony, very nice.. i love seeing your contributions... keep em coming!:thumbsup:

tyree
05-27-2006, 02:54 PM
nickel....i so agree with barb...i love the texture, the shadows, the darks, ill be glad to take it and hang it in my little corner of the world:wink2: tyree:heart:

Fish<><
05-27-2006, 03:59 PM
Nickel - You are unbelievable!!! That is a beautiful painting! However, if you need to get rid of it, I have this nice little empty spot on my wall. :lol: I too am my own worst critic.

I'm gonna scroll back in here and see if I've missed anything. :)


Mony - Great drawing! I love the detail you get in your line!

Nickel
05-27-2006, 05:58 PM
You all know how to pep up a girl don't you!!! Thanks for lifting my spirits.
Ok, I won't run over it with the car.
Really, I just get down when I can't seem to hit the high note.

At my age, maybe I have 50 or so more years to keep trying.
I am not against having a brush taped to my arm
like Renior. I think it was Picasso who on the day he died, age 92, he said, I think I've learned something today.
Off to start week 22.
And thanks again, really, you've all made me feel better. Nickel

Mony G
05-28-2006, 01:34 PM
Hi Nickel!

I don't think your painting is so bad as you say either!.. the textures and the shadows aren't bad at all... anyhow, you can't always have everything the way you want!... the only thing I can say is ... that I don't actually like the subject!... but that's only a question of taste... it has nothing to do with the tecnique and so on...

Good bye and be seeing you in week 22!

Mony

rosebard
06-02-2006, 08:29 AM
Coming by to have a look at the wonderfull stuff here! One of my favorite thread are the Art Journeys! But sorry life being sort of unsettle somehow.

Hey Barbara, that is so lovely. Wow!

Hi Mony nice to see you back! Arent that just gourgeous!?

Nickel please. I agree with everyone here. Come on, it is beautifull. I love it. Please my wall is empty too. LOLOLOLOLOL

Hi Keith!! How is class teaching going? I have started mine. The couple of week was just an 11 year old boy. Lovely child! Gave him an assignment to sketch everyday from life, and he is enjoying the task. Next class will have to more boys in the class. Hope you enjoying too. :)
Hey Keith check out this website!
http://www.goshen.edu/art/ed/westv.html

rhysyllanfair
06-02-2006, 11:39 AM
I'm back from travels and lots of different painting challenges and wanted to jump back in among my friends here. This is not exactly a copy of any classical painting, but it is my humble attempt to reflect some of the beautiful
English nature drawings and watercolors of the nineteenth century. I took my colored pencils along on a recent trip to North Carolina and spent an afternoon drawing these lenten roses. There is nothing like concentrating for a couple of hours on flowers to reveal to you the marvelous details and subtleties of nature. Hope you like.

Roberthttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jun-2006/49654-Lenten_Rose.JPG

Nickel
06-02-2006, 12:12 PM
Bravo Robert, your roses are charming and very beautiful.
Hope your trip to NC was nice.
Today it is like a swamp with the humidity and heat.
Summer arrived, heavy rains last night.
Good to have you back we missed you & your art.
Nickel

tyree
06-02-2006, 06:51 PM
robert....welcome back!!!! glad you had a good time.....your flowers are just stunning, very soft and lovely!!!! tyree:clap: :wave: :)

rosebard
06-05-2006, 12:46 PM
Robert this is lovely. Great to see you back! :)