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Nickel
09-02-2006, 09:33 PM
Surprise, a two week thread. Most of you know I'll be gone for a bit, but will be checking in but won't be able to post piccys for next week's thread so this will be a double your pleasure thread :)

Welcome to week 36 & 37 of our classical art journey.
Any medium is welcomed to show and tell.

You can post once or from now on it is up to you.
We'd love to see a new face here, bring food and coffee,
pets are ok.

Here is our ride for the next two weeks, hop in and let's go!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Sep-2006/39040-1970dodgechallenger.jpg

Yeah Baby, it's a 1970 Dodge Challenger :cat:

Nickel
09-02-2006, 09:35 PM
Art is the food :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Sep-2006/39040-stage.jpg

http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/gallery/3goujon.html

Diana and the Stag by Jean Goujon. (c. 1554); Marble, 211 x 258 x 135 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris

Part mannerist, part classical Goujon. Said to be a portrait of the Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Francis’ son, Henry II.

http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/goujon_jean.html

Nickel
09-02-2006, 09:38 PM
How cool is this to go with Diana and the Stag by Jean Goujon.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Sep-2006/39040-studio.jpg

http://www.artnet.com/Galleries/Artists_detail.asp?G=&gid=244&which=&aid=674568&ViewArtistBy=online&rta=http://www.artnet.com

Alexandre-Évariste Fragonard
(French, 1780-1850)


Henri II and Diane de Poitiers in Jean Goujon's Studio



http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/fragonard_alexandre-evariste.html


:wave: Nickel

Mony G
09-03-2006, 03:24 PM
Hi everybody... I'm back from my holiday on the Riviera... did some quick "plein air" drawing there too... bought some paper and some cheap colour pencils !

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2006/77963-La_secca.jpg

This is a place in Moneglia called "la Secca"... a walk by the cliffs overlooking the sea!

I'd love still to be there ! :envy: :lol:

PushingPixels
09-03-2006, 05:18 PM
Hi everybody... I'm back from my holiday on the Riviera... did some quick "plein air" drawing there too... bought some paper and some cheap colour pencils !

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2006/77963-La_secca.jpg

This is a place in Moneglia called "la Secca"... a walk by the cliffs overlooking the sea!

I'd love still to be there ! :envy: :lol:

fatto in modo bello;)

Nickel
09-03-2006, 09:17 PM
Very nice drawing Mony! I can feel the breeze :)
Thanks for sharing your vacation in this lovely place with us!
Good line work with the fence!

Hi Barb! :)

Now I wonder what Susan is up too???????:)
Nickel

Mony G
09-04-2006, 10:40 AM
Thank you ladies!:wink2:

...And bye for now !:grouphug:

Mony

tyree
09-04-2006, 05:08 PM
hi all!!!! mony...glad you are back with us,,,what a lovely drawing...i bet you had a wonderful time!!!!! we will be glad to see any of your pictures and drawings!!!! nickel...im still working on this weeks,,,,sure will miss you:crying: tyree

tyree
09-05-2006, 04:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/65063-gauguin.jpg gauguin....two women on the beach 1891....i tried something new!!!! gouache paint on 6x8 canvas board....only did one of the women...wasnt sure what i was doing...but thought i give this one a try.....this is my week 36 effort....tyree

Nickel
09-05-2006, 05:19 PM
You did good Susan!!!!!!!!!!!
She's got some look in them eyes.......lol
I like her.

Nickel

Nickel
09-05-2006, 05:22 PM
Just so you don't forget me while I am gone

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Sep-2006/39040-Image001.jpg

Poppa & Daughter After the Rain...

tyree
09-05-2006, 11:32 PM
nickel....this is beautiful...wonderfully done....tyree:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mony G
09-07-2006, 02:34 AM
Yes... I did have a good time on the Riviera... I 'd love to live there !:crying:

The Gaugin girl has a good look in her eye... I like her...

Is Nickel's one pastel or oil? I can't understand!
It's nice too... well done ladies!:clap:

Mony G

Nickel
09-07-2006, 01:09 PM
Mony get a spare room for Nickel. I'd like to live on the Riviera too! :)
Thanks both Mony & Susan for the comments.
It's oil on canvas. An early Nickel.

Granby
09-08-2006, 11:49 AM
Good work everyone:

Here's my Effort for the week:

Loose study of Angel:

After Titian:
from detail of Polyptych of the Resurrection: 1520-22
Santi Nazaro e Celso, Brescia
http://www.ze-card.com/images/titian/titian3.jpg


(Acrylic (yikes) and Oil (yes-mixed together - double yikes) on Manilla File Folder (hint: these work better for acrylics than many expensive acrylic papers))

I did another study of a Titian angel - Raphael from 'Raphael and Tobias' - if anyones interested I can post it too.

(Learned a ton about painting drapery from these two studies)

tyree
09-08-2006, 07:17 PM
hi granby!!!! welcome!!!! a beautiful study youve done too....oil and acrylics...thats unusual isnt it???? on a manila folder???? very interesting work!!! tyree:wave:

PushingPixels
09-08-2006, 08:16 PM
Lovely work ladies.... Tyree you captured the essence just right I knew right away it was a Gauguin!

So sweet Nickel!

Nice work Granby very dramatic!!:cat:

tyree
09-09-2006, 06:42 PM
hi barb!!!! thanks for lovely comment!!! whatcha got cookin' on your pallette???? tyree:wave: :heart:

PushingPixels
09-10-2006, 03:08 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Sep-2006/44004-woodworkerSM.jpg

I did this for my brother... I spent most of the day on it so I could give this to him for a birthday gift. My father was a woodworker and I found the reference photo on the internet.
dont ya just love the internet:smug:

tyree
09-10-2006, 10:00 PM
i cant think of a more wonderful birthday gift than this....its absolutely perfect!!!! well done on those hands too! tyree:heart:

Nickel
09-10-2006, 10:29 PM
Good work everyone:

Here's my Effort for the week:

Loose study of Angel:

After Titian:
from detail of Polyptych of the Resurrection: 1520-22
Santi Nazaro e Celso, Brescia
http://www.ze-card.com/images/titian/titian3.jpg


(Acrylic (yikes) and Oil (yes-mixed together - double yikes) on Manilla File Folder (hint: these work better for acrylics than many expensive acrylic papers))

I did another study of a Titian angel - Raphael from 'Raphael and Tobias' - if anyones interested I can post it too.

(Learned a ton about painting drapery from these two studies)

Hi Granby, it's so nice to see your work here! And yes I would like to see your Raphael too :)
I like your Titian angel. Has a wonderful presence and powerful.
So any tips to pass along on drapery? :wave: Nickel

Nickel
09-10-2006, 10:36 PM
Barb how sweet! Just love the craft of wood carving and wood carvers too.;)
I think this would be a perfect gift for a brother.
Sure Pop is smiling :) to be remembered in such a loving way.
I can almost see the whole wood shop in my mind.
Great Job!
Nickel

Granby
09-11-2006, 12:59 PM
Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

I'm posting my week 38 effort a bit early because its the last time I'll be near a scanner for a while and I've got far too much real stuff to do than hang out on wetcanvas this week - Just begun yesterday and it is still in progress but I'm real happy with it so far (darn I wish I had spent a little more time getting the figure right).

A Sifter (oil on canvas) after "The Grain Sifters" by Gustav Courbet.
http://www.oldmasterpiece.com/temp/578_0_638_500_165_130_0_ffffff_0_efeadc.jpg
(I love this painting for some reason)

Per you request Nickel,
My second Titian practice (Acrylic): After "Raphael and Tobias by Titian"
http://www.classicartrepro.com/data/large/Titian/1508_Raphael_&_Tobias.jpg

Nickel, you can be the judge of whether my practice has paid off - since I'm pretty sure I recall you as a witness to an earlier drapery disaster in my 'Circe' painting. Keep up the great work everyone. (You know better than asking me for tips - should be the other way around)

Nickel
09-12-2006, 02:03 PM
Awesome Granby!!!!!!!! Practice always pays off!
Hard pick between which one I like the best here, like them both and they stand on their own merit. I like angels :) & redheads. :D

Susan, has the ground shaked where you are, or should I ask has it shaken anymore???????

Hi Barb & Mony

Nickel

PushingPixels
09-13-2006, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the encouragement everyone.


A Sifter (oil on canvas) after "The Grain Sifters" by Gustav Courbet.
http://www.oldmasterpiece.com/temp/578_0_638_500_165_130_0_ffffff_0_efeadc.jpg
(I love this painting for some reason)


Nickel, you can be the judge of whether my practice has paid off - since I'm pretty sure I recall you as a witness to an earlier drapery disaster in my 'Circe' painting. Keep up the great work everyone. (You know better than asking me for tips - should be the other way around)

I love the Sifter... very tender and pleasing. Great job on drapery:clap:

Nickel
09-15-2006, 10:30 AM
Hi ,just a note to say the gallery is uptodate.
Will check back a little later. Nickel

tyree
09-15-2006, 09:39 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Sep-2006/65063-van_gogh.jpg van gogh 1889...green wheat field w/cypress..pastel on pastelboard....surprize for week 37...no people in it:evil: :lol: :lol: tyree:wave:

tyree
09-15-2006, 09:42 PM
nickel....we have all kinds of weather conditions here...now we have earthquakes...i keep suggesting to people...could this be the result from offshore drilling??? which no one has given me an answer to yet....i did not feel it personally...i live fairly far from the water....tyree:mad: :mad: :mad:

Nickel
09-15-2006, 10:25 PM
Beautiful work Susan. Love the motion in the trees, you caught the magic :D of his style, I think :)

I would worry of the environmental disaster from oil spilling from the quakes.
Don't know if drilling enhance plates slipping or not.
Florida I heard is moving north...:D

PushingPixels
09-16-2006, 10:49 PM
nickel....we have all kinds of weather conditions here...now we have earthquakes...i keep suggesting to people...could this be the result from offshore drilling??? which no one has given me an answer to yet....i did not feel it personally...i live fairly far from the water....tyree:mad: :mad: :mad:

Actually it is not all that rare to have quakes on the east coast. I remember a good shake in NC when I was about 16 or 17. There are Volcanic Hot spots all across the globe. The most active being the pacific rim. The most influential factor is when a release (volcano) or a quake somewhere in that chain of hot spots acts up. This causes the shelf plates under continents to shift and release somewhere else. Causing a quake. There are rolling quakes where the land kind of rides a wave and there are crashing ones where plates collide and surge up ward. Facinating!!!

PushingPixels
09-16-2006, 10:54 PM
http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/index.cfm?content=worldmap

It you check this volcaic activity map you will see Costa Rica just had some hickups. That is probaly what caused your tremble.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/
Here is recent earth quake map

http://www.gly.fsu.edu/%7Esalters/GLY1000/9Volcanoes/Slide8.jpg
Here is a pic of all the worlds tectonic plates and the active volcanos alons their perimeters. Notice how many California has! We are actually going to Mt. Lassen in two weeks to get up close and pesonal with an active (but not erupting) volcano. Can't wait!!!

tyree
09-18-2006, 03:41 PM
thanks for the great info barb...ive been to costa rica and seen a volcano..very eerie..the colour inside one...like a bright pea green colour...it was freezin cold up top on one too!!!! tyree:wave: