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02-03-2007, 08:03 PM
Hi & welcome to Classical Art Journey
A three week thread this time and week 61 will be the week
some lucky soul will chose challenge 3 for March.

The focus of these threads are to stay "focused on our art"
by study of art. Actually, it like more just go do it. Make some art.
Then post it here.

We hope you will join us by posting something
you are studying, a quick sketch, a wip or something like that.

If you want more information about these threads, look at week 53
our first thread of this year.

When I was searching for a picture to share with you, I just wondered
who painted something about February. Well this man did. I think it
is an awesome picture. Look at these trees & that water!


A February Morning at Moret-sur-Loing - (Alfred Sisley - 1881)

A place to start if you would like to know more about him.


Have a great three weeks. I'm going to be busy painting so I'll have
something to show. :wave:

Make some art!


02-04-2007, 12:30 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Feb-2007/65063-cliffs.jpg Hi Everyone...Thanks Nickel for the great start to our week..produce more art..gotcha ya!!! This was a cold november day last year at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland...thousands of birds are in those rocks...magnificent site...Have a good week everyone...Go Colts:clap: tyree

02-04-2007, 09:22 PM
I like this guy :heart: and will read up about him. Thanks.
I did a WDE today and hope to work on a lino cut design..and the valentine - got a great art week lined up......today we went and cut some firewood and baked........

And I finally got promoted to class 3 in Basic 101 drawing etc.....yes, and i now know and USE some very helpful stuff about perspective.. wetcanvas is THE place to grow:clap:

02-04-2007, 09:25 PM

Here's the link to my WDE

02-05-2007, 12:23 PM
azul...i picked that one out to do also..but mine doesnt come to life like yours...very well done!!!! tyree:clap: :clap: :clap:

02-06-2007, 09:58 PM
Im getting ready to start the valentine challenge:heart: ...anyone going to try it??? Hope everyone is staying warm....tyree:wave:

Mony G
02-07-2007, 03:39 AM
Hi everybody!

Tyree... I remember the Cliffs of Moher very well when I went to Ireland in 1991... I also remember all the birds flying around the Skellig Isles and I've got the same picture you've got


this is another one... with the variation of the wild flowers ! (my husband took it )
we can see that there haven't been too many changes there, thank goodness!

well, back to my work... I've been studying hands as a sort of homework for my art classes and apart from using live model ones... I made a quick study of Durer's " Praying Hands "... made using a very very old Compte pencil which is at least 30 years old ... a faithful tool anyhow! .. and for being the kind of drawing "the first line has to be the good one" as you can't cancel... I don't mind the result.

please let me know what you think about it !


Mony G :wave:

P.S.: I don't know whether I can take part to your other projects .. I'd love to challenge with a pig !... hope to have the time.

02-07-2007, 07:36 AM
hi mony!!! the picture your husband took was lovely..it was a very chilly day there when i was there and windy!!! Your hands turned out beautifully..terrific study...tyree:thumbsup: :clap: :wave:

02-07-2007, 07:39 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Feb-2007/65063-assign_1_swan.jpg diane is now doing water tutorials in the d/s thread...this is my first assignment for the water...graphite..and staedtlers on smooth bristol...tyree:wave:

02-07-2007, 09:09 PM
Hey is this place the same as what they call the White Cliffs of Dover?
Nice hands Mony, very good line and mass!

Hi Susan, nice water reflection on this swan.

Hi Azulparsnip, I took a look at your wde, it's cute! :)
You can post it here too!

I saw yours too Susan, it's good too.

Makes me want to do it too!

Mony G
02-09-2007, 03:06 AM
[quote=Nickel]Hey is this place the same as what they call the White Cliffs of Dover?

No, it isn't... the so-called cliffs of Dover are on the Channel (England) between Calais and Dover , these are the cliffs of Moher ... overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the County of Clare.:wave:

Mony G
02-09-2007, 06:37 AM
....I mean in Ireland!

Hey, tyree..looking at your swan, I was curious and went to see the drawing and sketching thread class... good stuff going on there....you did simply such a good job on those reflections I wanted too see where you learnt it!

I've got another post in the Figure thread http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5389044#post5389044

02-09-2007, 07:55 PM
mony...wow...that figure is absolutely beautiful..great darks...beautiful pose...very very nice...!!! tyree:clap: :clap: :clap:

02-13-2007, 06:15 AM
Hi all.:wave: :D
I am getting very interested in landscapes myself although a newbie at this kind of imagery. I love the impressionist landscape work. I saw the cliffscapes by Monet at an exhibition once, maybe in the National Gallery, I can't remember. I was awestruck. Just brilliant!!

I love those photos of the cliffs in Ireland. Now I am so near Ireland and yet so far!! I've NEVER visited the emerald isle, yet half my ancestry is Irish and half Scottish.

Those praying hands are beautiful. The water and reflections of the swan in the water are very good. Reflections in water...its definitely a subject that comes up again and again. Maybe a good thing for a challenge...not that I've much time these days. But I try...:confused:

I've been brushing up on figures.

here's a quick study pose from a photo ref of a nude (I put clothes on her because my final paintings will have clothed figures).

Its very rough but was enjoyable to sketch. Graphite, about 7.5 ins square.:music:

02-13-2007, 06:22 AM
Mony, I just checked out your link to your figure drawing. Its beautiful. 6B is great for darks.

Thanks for the link...because I saw the work going on there...and because I've never visited the figure forum before and it looks so interetsing!!

02-13-2007, 10:24 PM
junebug..excellent figure work..looks very accurate...:cat: :cat: :cat: tyree

Mony G
02-14-2007, 08:39 AM
Hi girls and everybody!

Hi stm...the body drawing is very nice... with its clothes on :clap:
its really funny that having Irish blood in your veins you have never been to Ireland yet ... while we have!

I'm back as I have been practising on pastels again :o .. this time I am rather satisfied with the results ... although my scanner doesn't give me an entire image of it... I'll try to get a better one with my camera : I'll certainly let you see it when I will.

in the meanwhile ...


Hummingbird... pastels on simple brown wrapping paper.

hope you like it !:wave:

02-14-2007, 01:01 PM
Tyree - I like your graphite work. I went thru the negative drawing class with Mike Sibley when I first came to WC and I got "skills" but I have since not used and hence forgotten them....sigh

Mony - that is a flighty bird....motion , motion, somehow the plant is moving with the bird.....that is neatl......

I'm studying perspective when I am not doing a classical something--boring but necessary

I love it when you guys post what your are doing.

02-14-2007, 01:02 PM
June, I tried to post a comment on your blog but my message was never posted just my azul name......what do I do???

02-14-2007, 02:33 PM
mony...that is a fabulous pastel..i love the turning leaves..the bird in the corner..composition is great and that colour is vivid...!!!! tyree:thumbsup:

02-14-2007, 02:36 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Feb-2007/65063-sparrow.jpg i too did a bird this week..a sparrow...done for the d/s for the week...its graphite and staedtler pencil on smooth bristol...i got that effect in the bg with blu tak...tyree

02-16-2007, 06:38 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2007/65063-tea_in_ops.jpg i did this from a photo in the pastel challenge..its oil pastels..little abstract..but its a lemon in some tea:o everyone stay warm!!!! tyree:D

02-17-2007, 01:11 AM
I like that!