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Nickel
07-08-2006, 07:50 PM
Hi and Welcome to Classical Art Journey Week 28!
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.
Our purpose is to do one study a week for 52 weeks.
It is a small way to stay focused on our art, our studies,
and to learn from one another.

Sometimes I have to share a story, just to peek the imagination. :)


Le Corsaire, (The Pirate)
A ballet based on the poem The Corsaire by Lord Byron.

Medora, is a beautiful Greek girl who is sold into slavery. She is rescued by a dashing pirate Conrad but she is recaptured and re-rescued. Along their way, you will find comedy, seductive harem dancers and a shipwreck at sea.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Corsaire

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jul-2006/39040-dumilatreanddesplaces.jpg

Adèle Dumilatré as Medora and Henri Desplaces as Conrad
in a revival of Decombè

I hope you will enjoy yourself this week! Nickel :wave:

Anita Murphy
07-08-2006, 09:34 PM
Nickel - every week I swear I am going to do this and every week life gets in the way! Maybe soon!

tyree
07-08-2006, 10:48 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jul-2006/65063-tiger_pelts.jpg pelt merchant of cairo..1869..jean-leon gerome...french orientalists....tyree

tyree
07-08-2006, 10:51 PM
:angel: nickel....yet another great start for our art journey...always interesting!!!! many thanks to you!!!! tyree:wave: :heart:

Anita Murphy
07-08-2006, 11:14 PM
Tyree - this is fabulous!!!!

PushingPixels
07-09-2006, 01:29 AM
This week I chose a piece by Theodore Chasseriau a student of Ingres and Delecroix. The peice titled Ester in 1842 I believe it is in the Louve, Paris

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Chasseriau
[URL="http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/c/chasseri/esther.html[/URL]

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jul-2006/44004-week28estersm.jpg

PushingPixels
07-09-2006, 01:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jul-2006/65063-tiger_pelts.jpg pelt merchant of cairo..1869..jean-leon gerome...french orientalists....tyree


Yummy!! Now this one I love. The best yet Tyree. I like the pose and the striking use of color. well done!!

tyree
07-09-2006, 10:31 PM
thank you anita and barb for your very kind comments...ive been playing with charcoal for a couple of weeks,,,and i found in a tiny box, tiny pieces of broken pastel, and have been experimenting with them and the charcoal......messy, frustrating, but sure gets a snap in colour....barb...your work this week is exotic....she has an egyptian look..very nicely done on the figure work!!!!tyree

Nickel
07-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Girls!!!!!!!you are rocking!!!!!!!!!:wave:
Hi Anita!

We still have a few weeks left with your name honey!!!:wave:

Susan, love the pelt merchant :thumbsup:
Every piece has come together beautiful!
From the pelt to his lips......awesome ! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Hi yah Barabara! Now you have a real beauty! She reminds me of earlier girls except this time she either has taken down her braids or is getting ready to braid. Maybe she is a friend of Medora? :D So details, now what was your technique? You've got the middle of her trunk just perfect! :thumbsup:

I started a landscape this morning.....lets see if I can finish by Saturday:lol:

Nickel

Mony G
07-12-2006, 06:27 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jul-2006/65063-tiger_pelts.jpg pelt merchant of cairo..1869..jean-leon gerome...french orientalists....tyree


This is really good.. tyree, the best thing you have ever done!
It's snappish... the drawing is really great! I also love the hues and shading... bravo!:clap: :clap: :clap:

as for me... I was somehow attracted by a study of last week's journey... I don't really remember the author at the moment ... it was a rather long name.. anyway, it was really nice, even if it seemed rather squashed at the trunk,the model seemed more bended http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2006/77963-File0559zip.jpg

than in the original one... I made a quick sketch of it myself... just to keep you guys company!

Well, that's all for now...

Mony :wave:

tyree
07-12-2006, 09:55 PM
thank you nickel and mony for your ever so kind comments...im glad you all enjoyed my work this week...mony...a beautiful nude...well done on the torso...tyree:wave: :heart:

PushingPixels
07-13-2006, 12:09 AM
Mony I like your sketch... it is more loose and free than what you have done before. That is what I like about it.

Nickel I have no Idea why this one came out well, must be all the practice. I did stat using the length of my pencil as a visual measurement tool when sketching this week and it seems to help alot. I had forgotten about that old art school tip.

Can't wait to see your study for this week.
barb:rolleyes:

Mony G
07-13-2006, 06:20 AM
This is really good.. tyree, the best thing you have ever done!
It's snappish... the drawing is really great! I also love the hues and shading... bravo!:clap: :clap: :clap:

as for me... I was somehow attracted by a study of last week's journey... I don't really remember the author at the moment ... it was a rather long name.. anyway, it was really nice, even if it seemed rather squashed at the trunk,the model seemed more bended http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2006/77963-File0559zip.jpg

than in the original one... I made a quick sketch of it myself... just to keep you guys company!

Well, that's all for now...

Mony :wave:


I was laughing by myself as I found two mistakes in my last post ... not "bended"... but "bent" and the upper part of the body isn't a "trunk" (that's an elephant's ) but a "torso" isn't it?

My English IS rather rusty sometimes!

Sorry for the hilarious mistake !:o :lol: :o

Bye for now...and thank you for the compliments... the sketch is loose as it is a really fast one... I just put it down in a very short time !

Mony

Nickel
07-13-2006, 02:23 PM
I thought trunk was a good word :D
Very good for fast work Mony!

Hey Susan, Hey Barbara

Nickel

Nickel
07-13-2006, 02:27 PM
Well have been using a limited palette with tips from John working on a Sargent waterfall....

It is starting to shape up but I am getting a little lost, I think today is just a day to rest.

Here tis is...:wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jul-2006/39040-25.jpg

tyree
07-13-2006, 06:21 PM
nickel...a wonderful use of the limited palette,,,i like the light on the rocks, and the colours of the water that are going into the falls....please tell me how you start a painting like this...its amazing to me!!!! and by the way..its stunning!!!!tyree:wave:

PushingPixels
07-13-2006, 11:42 PM
Funny I knew exactly what you ment when you said trunk... I have a little extra in my trunk these days LOL. Wow Nickel beautiful landscape--- I like:clap: :clap: :clap:

Nickel
07-14-2006, 12:18 PM
Hey girls! trunk, haha, got one of those behind me too. :)
I saw your photos last night in the library.
I want to paint them. :)
Your eye is good in photographing too Barbara

Susan, I want to paint or do something with us that we do the same together.

Would that be fun?

Pick something out....I am in!

Hi Mony!

Nickel

Nickel
07-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Ok I am posting this as finished, lol, must stop tinkering. ;)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jul-2006/39040-61.jpg

:wave: Nickel