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03-17-2007, 04:11 PM
Hi :D

A big thanks to Susan for our week 62! :clap: :clap:

It's been a funny year so far but I hope to get back on track
with sketching and short takes to post weekly.

So looking for some artists to share with you this week
I found one I like, he's American,
I'd love to tell you all I know about him, but it's not much.
He wrote books, and painted and he has a son that is carrying
on with the family tradition of painting. I know he thought
artists should look outdoors for inspiration. I hope to do
that some this month.

So to delight and inspire you

"March Thaw"



Emile A. Gruppé
[American Painter, 1896-1978]


Classical Art Journey is about sharing and learning. We study past artists, techniques, work on mini projects or challenges, try new media, and encourage each other. Paint from life, draw, it's your choice. Use a photo, that's ok. Part of the goal here is to work each week. Learn and explore.
You are welcome to join us. It's more about us here as individuals sharing with each other and talking and doing art. There is no one here who will make you do anything or try anything, it about you wanting to be here. No two weeks of art journey are the same. If you are saying :confused: ok, just post something you worked on this week and all will be clear :heart: Nickel

03-17-2007, 08:07 PM
Nickel --never heard tell of this painter but I absolutely LOVE this painting

I ' gonna go work on a pencil study of that da vinci fold - later

03-18-2007, 12:26 AM
hey everyone...what a beautiful painting nickel..look at that light!!! I have two pencil works this week i want to work on...one is the material and folds study (satin and egg)..what did you all think of that one?? And another study of two work horses..i got the photo from the all media thread..by mbeckett...Im also working in my yard...weeding, cleaning, planting seeds..putting up another snag...(the mockingbird really love these snags..to sit in and sing) .....have a good week and nickel stay well!!!! tyree:wave:

03-18-2007, 01:06 AM
Hey Azulparsnip, I can't wait to see your drawing :D
Susan, what's a snag??? I want one for my birdies ;D
I am jealous, can't work in the yard :(
how funny is that, later this summer I'll complain too much work :D

About Gruppe, he was the first painters I ever did
a study of, still I don't know very much about him.
I think he was well liked, his books are mega $$$$ to buy,
and I think you can get them through inter library loan.
I love the water, he painted a lot of water, and his boats,
just wonderful to see what he saw. My friend let me borrow
because I begged begged begged her, a book by him Brushstrokes,
I normally keep
study notes from books, except I am disordered in other words
I have tons of notebooks but you only find what you are looking
for by default. I'm all enamored by some of these artists. I'd list them
but would be here until dawn. :) Hey they snagged me :)

03-18-2007, 11:41 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Mar-2007/65063-snag.jpg nickel...this is a snag...This one is in my front yard...It is the heart of a pine tree...the trees dies and the heart of it crystalizes and it turns into pine rosin...We get cardinals, butcher bird, grackles, turkey and black buzzards, bluejays, mockingbirds, blackbirds...I have three large snags,,and some small ones...we like to incorporate neat finds like this and pieces of wood and rock into the yard...today i planted hummingbird seed...tomorrow some sunflower seed...tyree:wave:

03-19-2007, 12:41 AM
Anyone interested in learning to draw trees or leaves..Diane Wrights class is just beginning in the d/s forum in the classroom section...im going to do it..because my trees are horrid...i never take enough time with them...i want to be able to draw landscapes and horses this year!!!:D tyree:wave:

03-19-2007, 10:16 AM
Thanks Susan for the info on drawing trees, your saying cool beans:D

I like the snag, do you buy them? Are they still sticky?
They look really neat. Never seen one before.

03-19-2007, 11:41 AM
nickel...lol...no you dont buy them...you go to woods or palmetto patches where trees are...theyre just dead trees!!! then you cut them down.. not sticky!!! birds wouldnt be able to get off the branches then:p :lol: :evil: ....my satin and egg that im doing for the materials challenge...is the drawing for the week in the d/s forum:smug: convenient:p tyree:wave:

03-21-2007, 10:41 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Mar-2007/65063-2nd_stump.jpg speaking of dead wood...here is a study ive done for dianes tree class...tyree:wave:

03-21-2007, 01:28 PM
I saw this yesterday Susan, you look like you did a little more!
I took a peak at the class yesterday. ;)
I like it! Have you ever seen a bottle tree? I saw one and
that was my goal for this year's yard ornament. lol, I just don't
have a dead tree. Lol, just wait a while, I'll have a dead tree I'm sure.
ANyway, I like your tree root! :D pretty!

03-21-2007, 01:34 PM
I thought this was beautiful ;)


Governor's Creek Florida

03-21-2007, 01:38 PM
This is an example of a bottle tree :D

According to legend, evil spirits cannot resist crawling into the colored glass of the Southern Bottle Tree. Once inside the bottles, they become trapped and are destroyed by the morning sun. The Bottle Tree is one of the oldest traditions in the South.


This tree was "grown" by Kentuck artist Steve Davis.

03-21-2007, 01:43 PM
Isnt that a beautiful setting!!!...Bottle tree...is that the one where it has red blooms?? if so yes ..we have them here...very vibrant..!!! You can grow those there??? Your winters are fairly hard??? tyree:wave:

03-21-2007, 01:48 PM
Two peas in a pod :D

I went and looked, mine don't have red flowers~they look fuzzy like a baby bottle brush
ivory, if I don't forget, I'll snap a picture when it blooms, it has pretty fall color like
a dogwood.

03-21-2007, 01:50 PM
I have a bush that I think is called a bottlebrush or something like that. :)

Mony G
03-22-2007, 04:57 AM
Hi girls!

Talking about trees ....
I was starting to think of some topics for the next monthly challenge.. I think trees would be a great idea... but also hands!

I'm doing some practise on hands lately... I was thinking about Monna lisa's hands and so started a study on them!


... they aren't really finished yet... but with all those little creases on the sleeves aren't they worthy to appear in the March Challenge too? .. I'll do a double post.... ! do you know that I actually had never noticed that she has a book under her hands?

03-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Mony, I am going to watch this with interest. I did not know it was a book.
So far very beautiful, and these hands will only grow with beauty :)

A tree challenge would be good.

03-22-2007, 09:19 AM
ahh, Mony - very nice I thought those hands were familar

03-22-2007, 03:14 PM
:clap::thumbsup: mony...such a beautiful job on those...the hands i draw have a tendency to look like claws:p or paws:lol: ...i need to pay attention more to doing them!!! trees or hands...either one is cool beans with me:smug: tyree