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Nickel
09-16-2006, 10:08 PM
Hi my lovely classical friends! How are you?
Welcome to a new week of classical art journey!

Hope you will join in and post a piece you are inspired by.
Any media is welcomed.

We have a new workshop started down in the main forum to learn about some methods and techniques of Italian Renaissance. Take a peak, I am sure you'll find something interesting.

Botticelli is one artist that comes to mind for an example of this style.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Sep-2006/39040-primavera.jpg

Have a great week
Nickel :)

PushingPixels
09-16-2006, 11:43 PM
Nickel I love this painting you have chosen... Ahhhh Botticelli!

tyree
09-18-2006, 03:46 PM
nickel....beautiful piece....dont know if im mixed up or not...but is this week for week 38 and week 39...or did i miss week 38??? i think i just did week 36 and 37...:confused: tyree...confused in the land of quakes, tornados, canes and heat:cool:

tyree
09-18-2006, 03:48 PM
nickel....beautiful piece....dont know if im mixed up or not...but is this week for week 38 and week 39...or did i miss week 38??? i think i just did week 36 and 37...:confused: tyree...confused in the land of quakes, tornados, canes and heat:cool:

tyree
09-18-2006, 03:48 PM
nickel....beautiful piece....dont know if im mixed up or not...but is this week for week 38 and week 39...or did i miss week 38??? i think i just did week 36 and 37...:confused: tyree...confused in the land of quakes, tornados, canes and heat:cool:

tyree
09-18-2006, 03:49 PM
ooops..must have been another quake:lol: :lol: :lol: tyree

Nickel
09-18-2006, 08:31 PM
Hey Barb, what's up on your side of the country? :)

I do like Botticelli, should apply myself to learning more.



Lol Susan, I see I'm not the only one doing weird things around here.....

So you say it's 38 hmmmmmmmm.........

of course


You are right ;)

guess what?

I went to the used book store today.

Got " In an Irish Country Kitchen"

I hope you come back after your trip, if you stay, keep a room open for visitors.

I don't know but life is just not long enough to enjoy all the beauties out there. Still looking for my camera, don't know, seems to be missing. Guess it will be the last place I look :)

tyree
09-18-2006, 11:16 PM
i fixed scones for supper tonight...is that in your new book nickel??? or is that just an english tidbit!!!! tyree:wave:

Nickel
09-19-2006, 12:00 AM
Let's see

Got scones

buttermilk
cheese
drop
fruit
griddle
leek
treacle
wheaten

Scones are part of the soda bread tradition, served for morning coffee and afternoon tea.

ah ha

a tip

the secret of making good scones is light quick mixing and a hot oven. :)

this is a cool book, so what kind of scone did missy make?

we have a tidbit of irish in me blood. hence the love of red heads. ;)

and the sea......

here's one link to see, don't fire the cannons yet, wait till tomorrow

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=371157

Nickel
09-19-2006, 12:18 AM
Ok so it is tomorrow

Never let it be said women can't do something if they want

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2006/39040-gower_elizabeth.jpg

Elizabeth I.

Queen of the Seas

tyree
09-19-2006, 12:27 AM
my scones were a package deal...all i had to do was add water into mixture and plop on a flat pan:p :smug: dont know if they had leek or treacles in them:lol: :p they were yummy though...an irish friend gave me the package...i doused butter and jam on them and had left over stew to boot...i love that painting...bette davis played her perfectly:wink2: shopping tomorrow for a new piece of luggage:thumbsup: tyree

PushingPixels
09-19-2006, 12:50 AM
When are you leaving Tyree? Be sure and kiss the Blarney Stone!!! and of course catch a leprachaun.:wave:

Granby
09-19-2006, 01:24 PM
Greetings All,

Nickel, thanks for picking Botticelli. He is an amazing artist. If you get a chance - take a look at a high resolution image and view the delicacy which he renders the hands of the graces. Absolutely amazing stuff - He masterfully uses both line and shade to render form and sneaks quite a bit of detail into things which at first glance look simple. Two other works by him I find absolutely amazing are a circle of angels floating at the top of his 'Mystic Nativity' , and the two women whispering in the ears of Midas (can't recall the name of the work off the top of my head).

Recent work I stumbled upon which I feel inspired by 'The Triumph of Neptune' - by Poussin. http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/p/poussin/2/15neptun.html

Revving up for the new workshop: study of Hands from Botticelli's graces.

Random Notes:
(Recent great site I stumbled upon:
http://www.frenchdrawings.org )

Nickel
09-19-2006, 01:31 PM
Granby, you got my attention. Good work on the hands:clap:
Really great link on the french drawings :thumbsup:
Do you have one for the Botticelli?
Are you making your own panels?
:wave: Nickel

Granby
09-19-2006, 02:22 PM
Here's a link to high-resolution image of the Three Graces:

http://www.abm-enterprises.net/artgall2/botticelli_threegraces.jpg

709 kb.

(I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to participate much in the workshop, but I will be reading with great interest and enthusiasm)

Mony G
09-19-2006, 03:16 PM
What a nice study on hands !:thumbsup:

I really like your work!.. is it pastel?

...and I love Botticelli too! So "modern" but so classical in the same time !
I love his delicacy in rendering the grace of his subjects.
I don't remeber which painting you are talking about... the one about Midas.. I mean.. I should look up for it in my book.



Greetings All,

Nickel, thanks for picking Botticelli. He is an amazing artist. If you get a chance - take a look at a high resolution image and view the delicacy which he renders the hands of the graces. Absolutely amazing stuff - He masterfully uses both line and shade to render form and sneaks quite a bit of detail into things which at first glance look simple. Two other works by him I find absolutely amazing are a circle of angels floating at the top of his 'Mystic Nativity' , and the two women whispering in the ears of Midas (can't recall the name of the work off the top of my head).

Recent work I stumbled upon which I feel inspired by 'The Triumph of Neptune' - by Poussin. http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/p/poussin/2/15neptun.html

Revving up for the new workshop: study of Hands from Botticelli's graces.

Random Notes:
(Recent great site I stumbled upon:
http://www.frenchdrawings.org )

Mony G
09-19-2006, 03:20 PM
When is Tyree leaving for Ireland ?
Please send my love to that place... it's in my heart!...perhaps because my godmother was Irish?

Have a great trip over there!:)

Mony G

Granby
09-19-2006, 04:08 PM
I've attached two detail images of the Boticelli works I referenced. The first is a detail from the 'Mystic Nativity'. The angels make a full circle at the top of the painting. It is visually fascinating (at least to me for some reason).

2nd is King Midas from the 'Calumny of Appeles'. (Appelles?) It is a detail of the king Midas part.

(Thanks Mony G. - it was nice to seriously pick up a pencil after struggling with painting for a while now. The hands were done in charcoal,white chalk and graphite, on some grey toned paper. I spent about an hour on each set and it was a lot of fun )

Nickel
09-19-2006, 08:56 PM
Beautiful images Granby.

Hi Mony :)

tyree
09-19-2006, 09:43 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2006/65063-latour.jpg georges de la tour...the penitent magdalen 1640-1645...from the age of baroque...louvre.paris...pastel...tyree

tyree
09-19-2006, 09:51 PM
hi everyone.....my trip will be starting oct 31 to nov 19...i will go from ft myers fl..to detroit to chicago..to meet my brother...from there to dublin..and around the country for 10 days from there we fly to barcelona..spain to about 50 mi to taragon spain where we will spending 10 days exploring the country...i got my luggage today..a red swiss pullman...now i need a digital camera and i will be ready freddie....can you tell im psyched...granby...those hands are most exquisite!!!!!:eek: hi mony so glad your here!!!! nickel...did ya try any of those irish recipes???? hi barb!!!! two days off now ...back to work tomorrow:mad: :mad: tyree:wave: :wave:

Nickel
09-19-2006, 10:12 PM
the penitent magdalen Susan, very penitent and I like. Beautiful mood. Sincere.
Jealous, me, your trip......wow. Spain too, you rat. :) Very happy for you really. Haven't cooked yet. You are going to have the best time....:)

Mony G
09-20-2006, 09:50 AM
Hi again ! ..Inspired by Granby's King Midas by Botticelli....
This is my new entry! Tyree... your Magdalene is nice..original! Have a nice holiday!


Good-bye for now! :wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Sep-2006/77963-Botticelli_La_Calunnia1.jpg

Nickel
09-20-2006, 04:13 PM
Nice sketch Mony! You caught the emotion, very nice.

tyree
09-21-2006, 07:25 PM
mony...what a beautiful study...love the poses and emotion!!!! tyree:clap:

Granby
09-22-2006, 11:19 AM
Great job Mony. (PS: If i remember correctly those two women are 'Envy' and 'Strife' ).

Nickel
09-23-2006, 07:34 PM
Want to here a sad story?:p lol
Can't find my camera, or the tote I had it in.
Among 100 other things I lose and can't find. :rolleyes:
Digging for something to post for this week I uncover an unfinished lighthouse.
I really should do this one again. I forget, I think I left this one in the rain, one of those cavas on cardboard for studies. You can see how I ripped the canvas off the board at the top.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Sep-2006/39040-Image007.jpg


Nickel

tyree
09-23-2006, 09:07 PM
nickel....what kind of camera was it???? did you remember where you took some pics last???? :crying: :crying: i like the lighthouse painting, especially the b/w in it!!!! tyree:heart: