View Full Version : Week 25 Classical Art Journey

06-18-2006, 12:31 AM
Hi and Welcome to Classical Art Journey Week 25!

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!

I didn't get a chance to search out some obscured artist I'd never heard of so guess who this is?


hehe, yep couldn't resist starting out with Fat Cat. A grandkitty.

Now guess who? A real classical artist. No fair right clicking on the pic ;)


Don't you just love the light on his hat?

:wave: Nickel

Mony G
06-18-2006, 03:27 PM
Hi!... I'm sorry I haven't anything new for now... thank you so very much for your kindness and sympathy!
I'll try to work hard this week so I can post in something "classical"... I'm fond of you all and see you love cats... how nice! I love them too! .. so I'd like you to see my good old Birba!
She's 18! In the first photograph she is younger ..http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2006/77963-Birba.JPG

the other is a recent one!... she loves rubbing her furry self around human legs asking for food!

Here she really looks like a wild cat!
Hope you love her as much as I do ...

Thanking you again for the good company

Mony :heart:

06-18-2006, 10:39 PM
Pretty cats for a pretty cool week ahead of us.

Just stopping by to say hello!!!

06-19-2006, 12:41 AM
Hey Rose!
Hey Mony, cool cat, love the wild and sweet look.
Hope your week is good.
Hi Susan, Hi Barbara,
hope you all have a nice week ahead.
Any ideas who you are going to study this week?
I've finished the Cassett study, but I am not sure if I am ready to go back
to the moonlight study or not.
I am leaning toward maybe a study of Peale. :D

06-19-2006, 07:01 AM
Peale would be cool Nickel. I have couple of sketches in pencil from him that I thought I could do a painting of, just cant decide which one yet.


06-19-2006, 02:38 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2006/65063-lautrec_2.jpg lautrecs...a corner of the dance hall....1892-1893....this piece reminds me of degas' ..a glass of absinthe....pastel, on vellum....tyree

06-19-2006, 02:40 PM
hmmmmm.....are all artists cat people????? Fat Cat and Birba are sooooo cute!!!!! Have a great week everyone!!!!! tyree:wave:

06-19-2006, 03:38 PM
Meow says me.....hehe...of course it must be true......we be catwomen..lol

lautrecs...a corner of the dance hall....1892-1893....
Great choice!!!!!!!!!!
Susan, you always delight my eyes! The lady in front actually, would be Betty Davis I am sure. Lovely and colorful and delightful!!!!!!


06-21-2006, 01:37 PM
I've fallen behind in my contributions to this journey but hope to get back on track. A weekend attempt to sketch in public proved to me how much I need to work on drawing, so I have a new commitment. Started with this pencil copy of Degas' study for his painting of Young Spartans. Guess which is the original. Ha! Robert

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2006/49654-Degas.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2006/49654-Copy.JPG

06-21-2006, 02:19 PM
Pretty Good Drawing Robert, really good proportions to his. That is a hard one to study because the shapes look a little distorted to start in Degas' but he is a good choice to study. It is really hard for me to work the shadows in with sketch pencils, ((is that what you used)) it seems so much easier/faster to do with paint. But I am with you, drawing is always good. Are you still drawing/ painting from life too?

06-21-2006, 11:30 PM
very nice Tyree, groupings can be very difficult but you have certainly done a good job. Good going Robert. When I skectch there are some days I have it down and some well we won't go there. A difficult pose done well.

meowwww... Artists like cats because they are happy just being in the room. Not always begging for a walk or a bisket. An occasional scratch behind the ear is just fine, :thumbsup:

Mony G
06-22-2006, 09:33 AM
Hi everybody... just popping in for a look and to say hello!
I've been pretty busy lately with my troubles and the art school exibition... I'm glad to say my drawings had good success , more than my oils :o ! Somebody suggested me to try to get as good at oil painting as I am in drawing... but.. as I have just started painting in olis , it could be a good aim for me in the future (I think)
Robert's nude is OK, a bit more stretched than Dega's original one , but drawing the human figure isn't really the easiest thing in the world although I consider it one of my favourite subjects, real challenging!
Tyree's group is well done too...:thumbsup:

Good bye for now to all of you cat lovers, I'm too busy to draw in these days, tried something by Caravaggio again but wasn't in a good mood ... be reading from you in a while !


06-22-2006, 04:23 PM

I am right ready to put horns on his head.....fat cheeks looks more like somebody else than Ben lol!

After VanLoo.

06-22-2006, 08:55 PM
robert....the legs are good and strong....good work...nickel....wonderful work on Ben...you always have great unusual work!!!! tyree:wave: :clap:

06-22-2006, 08:58 PM
thank you barb and mony for kind comments....wheres keith???? and anita????? tyree

06-23-2006, 02:24 PM
Thanks Susan, still tempted to do horns on him. hehe, but will resist.
I think I drew about a dozen of these images of him yesterday, I wonder who is next?????? :D It is funny, not use to color pencils, one blue eye and one green eye. Maybe he really did have them. Nickel

06-24-2006, 01:41 AM
nice job nickel... I did a sketch after an opera publicity photo from the 20's found at Library of Congress site or Smithsonian (one of the two anyway)


06-24-2006, 07:53 PM
Susan love the color! What a nice one you did!! :)

Robert cool drawing. I am enjoying a bunch drawing more. :)

Nickel good job! :)

That is a lovely touch Barbara. The red gives a nice touch really into the drawing. :)

I am behind as usual. But still keeping an eye on you guys. Please dont pull me out of the ride. :) :) :)

06-24-2006, 07:55 PM
Hi ya Barbara, what a lovely study of an opera singer.
Of course she has braids :D
I like the red, firey hot!
So is her emotion a " I am going to pass out look!"
or " I can't believe I ate the whole thing!"
Very nice!!!!!

06-24-2006, 07:56 PM
Hey Rose, I see you! Come on we are saving you a seat!

06-24-2006, 08:08 PM
barb....the red and black just really stand out in this,,,quite the drama queen she is,,,and youve captured it beautifully....hi nickel...rose....mona...robert ...keith...anita!!!!!! tyree:heart:

06-25-2006, 11:39 AM
Nickel.. you crack me up girl. LOL.
I was looking at Roberts drawing and reminded of one of my art teachers comments... look at the negative space as well as the subject. Robert if you stop by.. compare the space between the legs as aposed to the legs themselves on the original and the sketch.

She used trees as a classic example but it works for anything. Hope this little tidbit helps you on your journey .. always barb:angel:

06-26-2006, 04:50 PM
Thanks, Barb:

I've looked back at this drawing several times since I did it and that negative space is one of the first things I noticed. Also, by leaving out the horizontal line across his back (I'm not sure what that was in Degas' drawing) I also left out (his) right side beneath his arm, which gives his back a distinctly strange curve. Well, that's what practice is for, right?