View Full Version : The WDE Hall of Fame 2006

12-27-2006, 09:46 PM
We would like each participant to post ONE of your own images selected from all the WDEs you have done in 2006, in this thread!

Pick your favorite, your best, your worst, your breakthrough, your experiment, whatever you want, but just one. You can tell something about it if you like, or just mention which WDE it was (if you still know).

We'd like to keep the thread to our image postings, without commenting on each other's work this time, so the thread won't get too unwieldy.

Hall of Fame:2005 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318157)

Hall of Fame: 2004 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239701)

12-28-2006, 08:54 AM
I don't know which WDE it was, but I'm sure these grumpy cows were from a WDE. Acrylics on canvas, 40x40". It's one of my favourites from 2006.


12-28-2006, 09:55 AM
:confused: Flipped through my paintings from 06 ... hmmm... thought I had participated more often in the WDE's than I did :confused:
When I couldn't participate, I lurked and/or commented... so still feel like one of the WDE Gang ! :)
I would choose this as my favorite, it was one of my firsts for WDE, I believe it was in March 06. Why I chose this one, is because the ref photo was black and white and presented a wonderful creative challenge for me.
Thanx to the WDE gang for a fabulous year of fun ! :clap:

"Clock Tower"
Acrylics On Canvas Board
12"H x 16"W

" Participated in a weekend drawing event. Was presented with a black and white photo of this clock tower. Consentrated on split compliments for colour scheme. "


12-28-2006, 10:02 AM
This was in Nov. but I don't remember exactly when it was. :D

12-28-2006, 11:10 AM
This was my first entry to the WDE and I was so pleased to have found you all. Connie, what can I say? Your cows inspired me. I've done better ops but this one has a lot of sentimental value for me. It was also one of my first ops. Thanks for a wonderful year at WDE. My New Year's commitment is to participate at least 3 times a month!

12-28-2006, 11:21 AM
I've only missed one or two events, if any, so that's 50 or so images to pick from! I've been very happy with some, sold or gave away some, painted over quite a few, chucked some:p , and have some in a drawer in limbo.
Mostly I've been very glad to be able to participate in the WDEs; they are there even when inspiration isn't,there is the fun and encouraging comradeship of sharing with other participants, and when I've been too busy with RL to do any other artwork I've made it a point to set aside 2 hours a week to do this.
I'd have to say my favorite is from my own WDE, of Lizzie, my daughter's cat, and she is now the owner of the painting.:)

12-28-2006, 11:48 AM
It's been a long time ago, but the piece I did for a WDE waaaaay back in January still gets the most comments from people that see it is the "Storyteller." Sorry it is a little rough from the scan.


12-28-2006, 03:14 PM
I have only been on WC for less than a month but this is the pic that I received the most positive responces .
:wave: I happen to like it as the sky has been grey for days and the summer sun is so nice to see !

12-29-2006, 07:40 AM
Animals are always my favorites and what sells for me, but this was kind of a breakthrough piece - a still life in pastels. From Silverflagon's WDE in April (thanks Steph!) - this is "Staff of Life" about 10" square on Canson paper.


Valri Ary
12-29-2006, 12:20 PM
Angie hosted this WDE back on 7-21-06. I like how I caught the light in her face and the glow that resulted. I don't do portraits much anymore.......looking at this one kinda makes me want to try again!
I need to mail this off to Angie. BAD VALRI for taking so long!!!


12-30-2006, 03:54 AM
I had to go with this one just because I had so much fun doing it...



Charlie's Mum
12-30-2006, 02:28 PM
Here's mine, from Dewi's WDE in November......... her hat, in acrylic inks.
This was/is one of my favourites from this year - even using it as a desktop on the computer!
For me, it evokes the heat of summer, the coolness of luscious foliage, light glancing through the leaves and the sheer extravagance of decorating the hat with such beautiful flowers - because I never would have the nerve! :lol:


12-30-2006, 02:44 PM
I've been on the busy side this year and haven't participated in the WDE's much this year. Out of 4 I've only completed 2. I'll get back to the other two eventually. Of the two completed one was a sketch and the other is the one I did last week. Both were a stretch for me, but colour wins out over gray.


12-30-2006, 03:00 PM
This is not my absolute favorite, but it's up there. I chose this one because it exemplifies all the things that i've learned this year... and it has been a lot!

1) I can TOO do portraits!

2) Loose is not a bad thing.

3) How much 'impression' of color can be achieved with earth toned conte.

4) Even though i'm partially color blind, i can TOO use color!

5) And this is something i knew already... how supportive this group is... thanks guys! :clap: :wave: :D

From OzonaLori's WDE of October 27th...


12-30-2006, 05:35 PM
Here is my entry, I didn't have any trouble choosing because the Dec 29 06 WDE was my very first WDE. I had a terrific time doing this and am glad that I found such a supportive group!! So, here is Padstow in watercolour. I am looking forward to the WDE's of 2007!!! :wave:


12-30-2006, 08:48 PM
I reacon this has to be my favorite of 2006. From Li's wde Jan 6. It wasnt work yanno, it was me in my zone and I was pleased with the outcome.

12-30-2006, 09:20 PM
Was harder to pick a favorite than I thought it would be. Probably because of the memories of each WDE, more than I thought they were good! lol What fun it has been to be a part of the WDE's this year!

This is from Jeanette's WDE.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Dec-2006/17681-scan0018.jpg

12-31-2006, 11:43 AM
Hi everyone :wave:
I love flowers so much, but painting them are difficult and I think this is the first flower quite good IMHO though. :wink2:
Thanks to you all and hope in 2007, I still could paint flowers...better yet. :D
Thanks to Mike, MBackett WDE Aug-19-2006

Acrylic on streched canvas.

12-31-2006, 12:22 PM
Hi Everyone.
I would have to say this is one of my favorite. It is on masonite board in acrylic 8x10http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Dec-2006/68155-22700_409788.jpg

12-31-2006, 01:19 PM
I'm new so my first WDE was the last one of 2006. Here is Oliver the demonic looking goat! The WDE's are fun, I will be back in 2007.

12-31-2006, 03:24 PM
I had a lot of firsts this year, some hits, many misses. First real portraits, first acrylic completed paintings, first flowers, first realized painting of filtering light, first (ugh) animal paintings. I have great sentimental attachment to a few, Mr. Forbes and Alexis in particular but I am going to choose this darned cat from Elain's Nov 24th WDE because it was such a struggle but I didn't quit like I have with animals in the past. I was covered with scratches, bites and fur balls by the end but I finally calmed the old puss down! ( Soft pastel on Ampersand board)

Great to see all these beautiful works you all have done this year. It is a pleasure knowing all of you!

12-31-2006, 10:26 PM
I've done a few of these in the last few months. My favorite of mine was from Al's week...his granddaughter Kennedy.


12-31-2006, 11:57 PM
I have now been participating in the WDE for a whole year and I have enjoyed being here.
I love the inspiration I get from viewing all your wonderful work and I appreciate the feedback I get from you all on my work.
I decided to do the WDE as an excuse to paint/draw and a reason to use all my art stuff. A way to practice and experiment. WDE has done all that for me and more.
Thank you to all of you for your encouragement and freindship.
As my pick for my best, I think it was the apples from September. Colour pencils on cartridge.
Thanks again,

So far there are some stunning works in this thread! Fantastic to see, I missed some of them the first time around!

01-01-2007, 05:44 PM
Watercolour 14 x 11 in

Click for Bigger image in my Gallery (http://www.pbase.com/rogerpf/image/62724905/original)

Looking back, I am quite pleased with this one. :)

Original Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356138)


01-02-2007, 10:49 AM
Okay. I cheated a little, but it is only one image and I have been planning to do this anyway. You all know i can hardly resist a flower, so this is from lots of WDE's. I enjoy them all, no matter what the subjects are, but usually paint some flowers. This is the only way I am going to make a quilt these days.

01-03-2007, 04:42 AM
This was from the first WDE of 2006. I looked through I only managed to do about 6 WDE's last year i hope to be able to do better this year.

01-03-2007, 08:48 PM
This would have to be mine...it was my first WDE and the first picture I finished so I'll have to say I'm quite proud of it.:clap:


Great picks for 2006 everyone!:thumbsup:

01-03-2007, 10:39 PM
WOW...this was harder than I thought it would be to narrow it down to only one. Here goes....

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU! to all of you here at the WDE. You have inspired me, supported me, enlightened and educated me. I am honoured and privileged to spend time among such great people! I look forward to many more weekends with you all in 2007. :grouphug:

I had a hard time chosing between my first WDE on Aug 11 this one and the very last one of the year. Although there were many that I liked and all for very different reasons. I finally decided on this one because I had so much fun doing it and it is my first real watercolour painting attempt. I don't think it's my best work this year, but I did learn a lot doing it. Hopefully I will get brave enough to try some more watercolour this year.:evil:

"Willie Lotts Cottage" from WDE hosted by Deirdre September 1


Thanks again WDE'rs!:wave:

01-05-2007, 01:14 PM
This is from the 11/24 event. It's not the best WDE I did, but it represents a kind of milestone in that I never -- ever, if I can avoid it, or even if my life depended on it -- do landscapes. For this WDE, not only did I select a landscape, I completed it, and it wasn't horrible. As simplistic as this is, it
made me proud. :music:


01-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Rosieís Team was a brake through for me. I like working with Acrylics because they work as fast as I do. (And that's all Iíve ever worked with so far). Learning how to find that altered state, when it just happens with a little bit of luck and magic, when to control or not, is the quest. But above all just having fun and perusing your passion.


01-05-2007, 03:51 PM
Hi all...it has been a long time since I have participated in a Wde but I had a couple of pictures that I liked...one entitled "On Vacation", and the other "Regal Goose"....I chose to post the "On Vacation" painting....watercolor on 11"x13" colored paper...it was fun to do this one...
I look forward to being a part of many Wde's to come this year...
:clap: Noel

01-05-2007, 05:16 PM
Hi all, back from a bit of a hiatus from painting (actually I am not painting yet but am back from traveling) and saw this so gathered my paintings which by no means was once a week this year and this is the one I chose. Mainly because I was kind of pleased how my doing portraits is coming along, or was, and I enjoyed learning about skin tones etc. You guys are great with suggestions if we need or ask for them and for encouragement for those of us that are not quite as talented as others but we still feel good. That is great! Here is my offering for 2006.


Arches 140#, watercolor, 9 x 12

01-05-2007, 10:48 PM
I would have to say My Favorite and My Best I think for 2006 WDE's was from the First WDE in Jan 2006 and lisilk was the host.
It was my painting of Mr. Forbes. He was my first full Portrait and I was very pleased with the results.
It opened many doors for me, and I found myself very emotionally attached to him and his life.
I've had many offers to purchase him, but I cannot, he was my first! :) :evil:

Mr. Forbes
9 X 12 Gallery Wrapped Canvas Acrylics

01-06-2007, 01:50 PM
Just going thru the Gallery to this point.... o wow... while learning is a constant, ongoing process, i feel i've learned so much here... could NOT have done it without you... the challenges, the comments, the compliments.. thank you for caring enough.... :wave:

i chose this one from Maureen's WDE in the Fall, i thought it would be the challenge of a lifetime; it turned out relatively simple with a ruler, but i have it double matted (darkbrown to white outside) and it's a handsome addition to my WDE collection. it's only a 6 1/2 X 8 inches, but with the matts, it's an imposing 16X20!!!! mostly Prismacolor pencils.


01-07-2007, 06:37 PM
I just found WDE in the spring of this year -- and it has been so much fun! I look forward to Sundays when I plan to open up the images and do some drawing! I have learned SO much from seeing other people's responses to the same reference photos! In fact my "best" so far was only done after I saw how other people had done the same photo! So, many, many thanks to all my teachers here! I look forward to playing many times in 2007! I loved how this pastel of "Coconut" came out. It was pure beginners luck! Pennyhttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Jan-2007/79451-Coconut.jpg

01-10-2007, 03:55 PM
Last year I feel I seem to have participated more often and I was pleased with some of my work.I dont Quite remember who the host was or the week,but I liked this image of early fog.Thanks Imeldahttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jan-2007/60016-Early_Fog_.jpg

01-14-2007, 02:36 PM
So many lovely works of art here...it's been SO difficult not to post comments :) I happened upon Wet Canvas toward the end of 2006 so I didn't have many to choose from. I picked this one to place here because I learned so much during the process of creating it and is probably the best pencil drawing I've done so far. From Jane's photos, this is her son, Charlie.



01-15-2007, 10:27 PM
Here is my favorite WDE from the July 14 Lisilk hosted. Was my first bear. I love this one.

01-15-2007, 11:00 PM
This has been a lot of fun, I just discovered you guys late in 2006. I hope to participate in more this year! Not too many to choose from, but this one is way outside my norm, so That is good! Combined 2 WDE into one:

01-19-2007, 01:30 AM
This was my first WDE,it looks TONS better in person-the pic dulls the colors like mad but still I like it a lot. I kind of strayed from doing WDEs when my compy went crazy and my cam snuffed it(in addition to my weekend nerdy habits-dungeons and dragons lol). I have lurked and done quite few drawings since my last postie.Perhaps I'll put them up somewhere.But I'm a WC addict so I plan to be more active for the coming year. :D

01-19-2007, 10:03 AM
I didn't participate in many WDEs, but this one is my favorite of them all. It's from a WDE in July/28.

"Mount Carmel Mission"


:wave: yazmin

01-19-2007, 10:14 AM
This year I've managed to join in WDE events much more often :thumbsup:
- so it's been really hard to choose a favourite. Quite a few of them were done as postcards and swapped.
Lots of recent ones have changed the way I work. I was most happy with the cat paintings and with the boatchild done at the end of the year.

But here are Maureen's Flaming-goes from June - what a struggle to get them to stay in the water! and all that Pink :p
Oil on canvas 10 ins square

01-19-2007, 09:05 PM
As I looked back through my 2006 WDE paintings, I had a hard time choosing. I did mostly portraits this year and was happy with all of them. Here's my favorite from Ottwork's WDE in April. :)



02-11-2007, 07:15 PM
I did not get a chance to do many WDE. But this one is my fav.
A Hard Goodbye.

03-26-2007, 05:07 AM
I had a difficult time choosing a favorite...I chose this one because it was a big challenge and one that gave me much satisfaction when I finished. It was from alfredarts wde Dec 8th

05-27-2007, 10:06 PM
I can't believe that I somehow missed this thread.
This has to be one of my favorites from 2006.
It's "Connie's Mom", from the 5/19 WDE.

9X12" acrylic on canvas.

10-06-2007, 01:10 PM

My favourite from 2006 Lori's mum - Madonna