View Full Version : WHAT'S ON YOUR EASEL, Oct 22 - 28

Lady Carol
10-22-2006, 10:38 AM
Hi gang...
Post those unfinished acrylics here for comments and crits if you do not want to start your own thread. Any thoughts and advice, comments, etc, are always greatly appreciated.

10-22-2006, 02:32 PM
I'm in the middle of one that will take a while to paint. I was hoping it would be quick, and that just isn't going to happen. The finished painting will be a collage of different elements I found here and there. The stone wall that I'm working on comes from a different picture than the stairs, there will be coffee plants above and below the wall as well as some old coffee machinery leaning up against the wall when I'm through, and more coffee below. (In other words, I can't show you the reference picture because it comes from 5 different sources!) It's acrylic on canvas, 2 feet by 3 feet and here is where I am so far. I'm taking progress pics along the way as well.


10-22-2006, 04:22 PM
Megan this sounds like so much fun!! I am intrigued. :) Sounds very clever and beautifully executed so far! :clap:

10-22-2006, 08:19 PM
Megan that sounds great. I feel like having some coffee.:) Here's the one I started last week but didn't get to post. I have worked on it some more today. Still have to do the faces, clothing, and forground stuff. Trying to keep it loose. "Preparing Esther"

10-23-2006, 11:04 PM

I've met "WilliamTurner" in a book borrowed in the local library. I've been impress by his "snow storm". I've entered this attempt trying to copy Turner's style. Not quite right, hein?

Very spontaneous and free. Less than 60 minutes. A just wanted to apply paint on the panel and see what will come out of it.

I wanted to paint an "autumn storm" with lot of colorfull leaves flying around and a lot of rain. That ends up like this. No real leaves flying. And a small river appeared ... Looks like child work BTW.

The title could be ...

Summer is over
The east wind blow up the leaves
Now red as time goes by

Feel free to critics or comment ...

mrs willow
10-27-2006, 06:53 PM
Megan,Carol and Daniel, these are all looking good so far. Daniel, I am not too sure how far you are going to take this....are you close to finished?
My painting has been on the easel far too long ....I don't know that it will ever get finished. I am at a full stop at the moment ...have lost enthusiasm for it.
Matisse Acrylics on gessoed Arches 300gsm.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Oct-2006/41548-Friends_wip.jpg

10-27-2006, 07:19 PM
Megan - What a lovely beginning!!
Greyart - Lots of wonderful detail.
Tremblad - I like the dark feel of this.
Mrs Willow - How warm and fuzzy! Frankly, I could hang it in my home as is!
Here's what I'm fooling with - It's from an Artsy friend from NYC and the photo is very stark but I liked the pose against nothing....

10-27-2006, 07:24 PM
Megan , your painting looks very interesting, lovely textures! What kind of block out do you use and how would you rate it?I've used W&N masking fluid and I don't like it. You have to apply it with a brush and it's way too thin, one time I could not remove it, and it set me back weeks. I like Masquepen, but it's not suitable for large areas. Painters tape does the job for big areas , but it's expensive. Sucess with your painting, please post it when your done!

10-27-2006, 08:39 PM
Looks like a "Carmen Rehearsal" to me, Gayle.......;) [or 'carmine' rehearsal?]


10-27-2006, 10:21 PM
Megan - Great start. I have a painting I'm thinking of doing that I can't find just one reference for, so if I do it I'll have to piece it together just like you are doing. Good luck!

Greyart - I really like this. It has a very...intimate? personal?...feel to it. I especially like how you've done the lighting. I imagine this depicts a certain tradition or ritual....can you elaborate?

Daniel - I think this is quite good for a spontaneous 60 minute painting. I'd like to see more llike this. I'm sure you'll get the feel for it.

Mrs. Willow - I agree with Gayle. I think this is an excellent composition! I'd love to see you finish this. I especially like it because the cat is doing exactly what one of my kitties does all of the time. Definitely warm and fuzzy!

Gayle - Wow! Can't wait to see more of this. I also like the simple background. The pose is really cool, very dramatic. I especially love how you've done the hair.

Here is my next project. It's going to be 10"x30" on gallery wrap canvas. Photo is from the IRL courtesy of PETERH which I then cropped to fit my layout. I wanted to do a composition on a long, thin canvas just for something a bit different. I FINALLY got the canvas today, so I'm hoping to start this weekend. Below is the cropped version of my reference photo. This will hopefully be a Christmas gift for my Mother In Law. Why berries? I don't know...they just caught my eye! :lol:


10-28-2006, 02:42 PM
Robert - HAdn't seen that but I think you may have something!

Winter Rose - at first glance I thought it was holly but maybe not. What is that lovely plant??? Show when you're done!

10-28-2006, 08:24 PM
Winter Rose - at first glance I thought it was holly but maybe not. What is that lovely plant??? Show when you're done!

I wish I knew! The person who posted the picture asked the same thing. He said it was taken somewhere in Germany, that's all I know!:rolleyes: It is rather pretty though, isn't it? I really like the leaves that have turned color. I'll keep you posted as I work on it.