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Nickel
09-23-2006, 07:44 PM
39! 39! 39!

Hey, I got it right this week :wave:

Big thanks to Susan for letting me know and

to Barb for fixing up the number and

my spelling for last week :cat:

Welcome to another adventure in classical travels.....

Please join us, any media is welcomed.

Nickel
09-23-2006, 07:47 PM
I'll be all over so here is

a link that is fun

http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Humanities/Art-Terms-4897.html

a link to learn techniques and tips

http://www.myamericanartist.com/tip_of_the_day/

and a link to just sit and enjoy

http://travel.msn.com/Guides/FallFoliageSlideShow.aspx

Nickel
09-23-2006, 08:08 PM
Inspired by a poem "La Jeune Tarantine"; "L'Aveugle" (on the legend of the blind Homer) byAndre Marie de Che'nier, a painting by Bouguereau

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

Nickel
09-23-2006, 08:10 PM
Andre Chenier: Andre Marie de Che'nier (1762-1794) was the foremost French poet of that eighteenth century. Appointed in 1787 to a post at the French Embassy in London, he returned to France three years later. Disgusted with the excesses of the Revolutionaries, he threw in his lot with the Moderate party. With the defeat of this party and the execution of Louis XVI, Chenier was arrested, imprisoned, and died on the guillotine four months later.

Nickel
09-23-2006, 08:11 PM
A place to start

Homer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer

Nickel
09-23-2006, 08:13 PM
Cézanne to Picasso: Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the Avant-Garde
September 14, 2006–January 7, 2007
Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor

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

http://www.metmuseum.org

*more than traditional classical

Nickel
09-23-2006, 08:19 PM
40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection

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

Auction site

http://www.christies.com/special_sites/startrek/overview.asp

*more than traditional classical

Nickel
09-23-2006, 08:20 PM
“Domains of Wonder: Masterworks of Indian Painting”

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

http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/sub.asp?key=15&subkey=2142

*more than traditional classical

tyree
09-23-2006, 09:11 PM
yowza nickel...youve been busy busy....thank you so much for all this great info and pictures....tyree:thumbsup: :wave:

pritchetty
09-24-2006, 02:09 PM
First layer of color

tyree
09-24-2006, 06:48 PM
pritchetty....welcome...what a wonderfull piece youve started...thanks for showing your start!!!! tyree:wave: :clap:

Nickel
09-25-2006, 01:34 AM
pritchetty, hi and welcome
post more when you can.
interesting

Susan, did you get to see the fall slide show yet?
It's the last link in post 2

artbyjune
09-25-2006, 05:47 AM
Hi Nickel, pardon me...but what is the classical art journey series. What do we do? What do we attempt to paint etc...

Sorry I'm a late-comer to your project!! But I do love classical Indian art.

artbyjune
09-25-2006, 05:48 AM
:wave:

Nickel
09-25-2006, 11:13 AM
Hey June, welcome, how are you? We'd love to see what you are working on.

Thanks for asking about what we do here. The journey here has changed over time since we began. The purpose has been to work on our skills by studies each week of a traditional or classical artist or a work of our own using a skill we have learned from our studies.

It could be a work in progress, a quick sketch, study of muscles, etc.

You really get to pick your subject, media, whatever you as a artist want to study and share here. Doing these studies helps to learn composition, color, tone, realistic work, classical, romantic theory, 19th century, impression. I think our common interest here is to learn how to record reality. And have a good time together.

Here is a tip, mainly to remind myself, lol.

How do artists record a solid with weight and space? One way is taking logical steps. Record your shape, add shadows, add highlights, add reflections, refine cast shadows.

It is a strech for this forum to bring in other cultures as I do sometimes but on a journey we see somethings we want to share with each other. I believe it is good to share. And I think it's good to know what is out there.

What Indian Art I have studied has been by religious studies at the university. According to Hindu aesthetic theory, a central purpose is embellishment. Art is not to imitate or accurately depict nature as historically western ideals have taught. But and this relates to classical, Indian Art seeks to depict nature as it should be, as it might exist ideally. "Classical theory" These ideas go back to aesthetic texts which describe in detail the ideal way of nature. To deviate is considered poor art. Just the same theory in Western, deviate, poor art. lol. Just different ways.

There is a wonderful online exhibit at this link to study. Give it a 5 star for detail. You can even read about the pigments used and technique, etc.
The online exhibit is fourth from the bottom subject line on this page.
http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/collections/collect_asian_south.html

Hope you'll join us! :wave: Nickel

tyree
09-25-2006, 01:39 PM
nickel....yes i did view them...very vibrant colour!!!! i liked the white cliffs...thats a good site too..i checked out the weather site for ireland...its in the 60's there...im going to be chilly willy for a change:p i plan on checking out more of the sites you gave us too on my mon tues off days!!!! hi june...glad you found us!!! By the way nickel...any luck finding the camera?????tyree:wave:

Nickel
09-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Oh :) you can buy a new Irish sweater....hint hint :) for those chilly days.
Poking around in strange places, for sure I am going to find my camera.

:) Nickel

artbyjune
09-26-2006, 02:45 AM
Hi Tyree.

Many thanks for the information, Nickel. A very interesting website. I may look into Indian art in more detail and try something in watercolour, using principles from this artform...miniature colourful watercolour art.

At the moment, I am doing the MOM-Modigliani in oils. Trying to follow the Italian Renaissance workshop, and doing the WDE fairly often, as well as continuing to work on my own OP style (with animal subject contemporary style). So pretty flat out. But I hope the various studies cross-fertilise!!

I did some 'Indian-style' paintings many years ago (lost now) and I'd like to get back into it.

Last week at the WDE, I did a kind of 'classical' interpretation of one of the photos there. I'll post it here...so you can see what I've been doing.

Mony G
09-26-2006, 05:45 AM
Hi Tyree.

Many thanks for the information, Nickel. A very interesting website. I may look into Indian art in more detail and try something in watercolour, using principles from this artform...miniature colourful watercolour art.

At the moment, I am doing the MOM-Modigliani in oils. Trying to follow the Italian Renaissance workshop, and doing the WDE fairly often, as well as continuing to work on my own OP style (with animal subject contemporary style). So pretty flat out. But I hope the various studies cross-fertilise!!

I did some 'Indian-style' paintings many years ago (lost now) and I'd like to get back into it.

Last week at the WDE, I did a kind of 'classical' interpretation of one of the photos there. I'll post it here...so you can see what I've been doing.

Welcome among us , June... thanks for showing us what you're doing...
I like it! :thumbsup:

Mony G.:cool:

Mony G
09-26-2006, 01:02 PM
I was thinking of you girls and so thought to do some drawing as my contribution for this week... I'm still fixed on Botticelli ... this is top corner detail from the "Adoration of the Magi" !http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2006/77963-File0152_zip.jpg

I don't know whether I like working with pastels or not.. I don't really think they are my favourite tecnique ! ... perhaps I should use them more often?

Good - bye to all of you.. :wave:

Mony G

tyree
09-26-2006, 03:27 PM
june....i remember this piece...i loved it!!! great muted colour!!! mony...you should do more pastel...it turned out wonderful...great work on the rocks and the lovely coloured bird....what a great piece for the week!!!! tyree:clap:

Granby
09-26-2006, 06:00 PM
Hello all,
Welcome June, I like the boats. Mony - I love the peacock: really beautiful. I have some pastels and I have no idea what to do with those clunky square things-just can't figure it out.

Here's an ink study after a chalk drawing by Dante Rossetti, "La Donna Della Finestra". I'm not entirely thrilled with it, - ink is fun and beautiful but very unforgiving: I guess somebody with any sense would draw it first.

http://www.victorianweb.org/painting/dgr/drawings/index.html

Hi Nickel - hope all is well and you find your stuff.
Have a good week all-

PushingPixels
09-26-2006, 11:18 PM
First layer of color
beautifully pristine, so calming! :clap:

PushingPixels
09-26-2006, 11:29 PM
Wow you guys have been round the world and back. LOL.. that startrek classic series is a keeper. "Live long and Prosper... Nickel" Just a joke for you girls that are not Trekies.
You must be getting SO EXCITED..Tyree!!!!!!!

Saturday I will be leaving for the Sierias for my annual fall trek (no pun intended) to capture fall color and revel in the beauty of God's creation. I'll take photos....

Any how here is a sketch I did a couple of weeks ago while waiting for the John Fogerty concert to begin (Creedence Clearwater Revival) at the Santa Barbara Bowl. The sun was setting and the moon was rising.:lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Sep-2006/44004-SBmoonrisesm.jpg

Nickel
09-26-2006, 11:57 PM
I think this has been the best week of all your works!
Just beautiful and so full of life.
June love the painting! That website has the minatures on it, very interesting.
Mony great job with the pastels! They are messy. I like a stick with hair. lol
Granby, one of my favs by you! Really! Like her attitude!
Barb, just a lovely sketch. Reminds me of a Rembrandt. Have a great trek!
Don't give up on me yet. I may surprise you, lol. watch out!
"Live long & prosper!" :)

Nickel

Mony G
09-27-2006, 02:53 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2006/77963-Live_long_and_prosper.jpg

Live long and prosper !!!

Nickel
09-27-2006, 03:17 PM
roflol haha

you got me!!!!!!:D

tyree
09-27-2006, 03:52 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2006/65063-leaving_england.jpg the last of england 1852-1855...ford madox brown...i tried this work with opaque paint on a small canvas board...i havent done justice to the piece...but...im still experimenting with colour and paint...tyree

tyree
09-27-2006, 03:58 PM
granby...a lovely strong drawing..ink too..impressive..thats a great site too..thanks..i picked out a drawing i want to do already for next weeks!!!! barb,,,CCR wow...cool beans...i always wanted to see them!!!! bring back lots of pics for us!!! and what a great bad moon rising drawing for the week too!!!!:p I agree with nickel...great works this week...its nice having some new people!!!! tyree:angel:

tyree
09-27-2006, 03:59 PM
granby...a lovely strong drawing..ink too..impressive..thats a great site too..thanks..i picked out a drawing i want to do already for next weeks!!!! barb,,,CCR wow...cool beans...i always wanted to see them!!!! bring back lots of pics for us!!! and what a great bad moon rising drawing for the week too!!!!:p I agree with nickel...great works this week...its nice having some new people!!!! tyree:angel:

artbyjune
09-27-2006, 04:14 PM
Hi again.

MonyG: I love that peacock..I'm interested in it particularly because I'm doing one too at the moment in watercolours (not finished though)...
Granby: I love your ink drawing. Very impressive. Its really good to see the different mediums being used. Gives me a push to explore more...
Pushingpixels: a beautiful moon landscape study. Delicate and right for the subject.
Tyree: marvellously expressive dual portrait. I Love the expression on the woman' s face and the deep colours you used.

Cheers!!

Nickel
09-28-2006, 11:45 AM
Susan

:D :D :D

Great painting! You did good! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nickel:D

Nickel
09-28-2006, 11:54 AM
Funny, I've been kind of looking at the history of peacocks, their are many stories about them as symbols. Just some nice pictures of them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock

Nickel
09-28-2006, 11:59 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Sep-2006/39040-1884staircaseleighton.jpg

This image is from when I studied Leighton. This at his home. If I remember right, his studio is upstairs.

artbyjune
09-28-2006, 01:01 PM
My take on Indian style classical art. Its based on my research so far, which is not exhaustive. I think classical artists painted with body colour (gouache) instead of watercolour.

Mine's started out as a graphite sketch on cartridge paper. Then I decided to put a bit of watercolour (transparent) over it. I rushed it a bit (I'd prefer to go slower) but enjoyed painting it. I call it 'The picnic'. About 7 by 7.5 ins.

I rather like the story element of these kind of paintings.

Must go and look at the peacock pictures now...my peacock is teeny tiny so hopefully you won't notice if its correct or not.:lol:

Thanks Nickel for getting me to consider Indian art again!!:)

Sorry about the quality of the photo. Must try and get a better one.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Sep-2006/11473-picnicfwc1.jpg

artbyjune
09-28-2006, 01:02 PM
IRL, the colours are actually slightly paler. I see I forgot to put the little crown on the peahen!!

Nickel
09-28-2006, 09:43 PM
It's beautiful June. :)

PushingPixels
09-29-2006, 12:07 AM
facinating week from Spock to Peacocks. I loved the Indian Peacock June. very pretty. nice tyree, love seeing your progress over the weeks.:wink2:

Mony G
09-29-2006, 06:03 AM
What a nice week this one is!... Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising"... Star Trek... the studies on peacocks and Indian Art...it's great having new people too! I really enjoyed it!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


have a nice weekend everybody!

Mony G.

tyree
09-29-2006, 08:18 PM
june....i love that border...your painting is very exotic...great detail!!!! tyree:thumbsup: :wave: :clap:

PushingPixels
09-30-2006, 01:12 AM
I'm off... be back in a week here is a preview of last years trek... Mamoth Trail Head

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2006/44004-TrailHead.jpg:wave:

artbyjune
10-01-2006, 03:01 AM
That trek looks great fun...marvellous scenery!