View Full Version : What's on your easel 4/1 to 4/7/07

04-01-2007, 02:41 AM
Spring cleaning is upon us. What is going on in the studio this week?

04-01-2007, 04:39 PM
Here's a real quick one from today - just for fun.

04-01-2007, 06:00 PM
I'm thinking of starting portraits of my kids. Black and white. 8 x 10

I also have been playing with the idea of a mountain scene "mini" series on 3 5 x 7 canvases.

I'll post if anything turns out halfway decent. :)

Gayle, your picture is lovely. Looks like watercolor.

04-01-2007, 06:05 PM
Here's my latest w.i.p. This is a U.S. Airmail pilot,William "Wild Bill" Hopson, circa 1920. Grisaille on 11x14 wrapped canvas

04-01-2007, 07:43 PM
Well, actually . . . Spring cleaning is going on--and a few fixes to last week's post. Nothing like seeing your work on WC to give you a wake up call. That horizon was so not level!

04-01-2007, 10:41 PM
Here's what I did today. WIP so any help is appreciated.

04-02-2007, 11:19 AM

"The Hunter" is delightful...:)

04-02-2007, 11:23 AM
mine is the one I just showed in the classical forum;)


04-02-2007, 11:24 AM

The first work is stunning. The colors and composition leap right out to say good morning!!!

Very nice.

:clap: :clap:

04-02-2007, 12:39 PM
Dog WIP - need to add colour!http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Apr-2007/101118-labsleep2.jpg

04-02-2007, 12:44 PM

What a cutie, Raz! :thumbsup:

04-02-2007, 01:37 PM
Thanks - it's going to be an attempt at a black/white painting!

04-02-2007, 01:50 PM
Thanks, aard. The second one is an old steam engine.

04-02-2007, 02:07 PM
Here's what I started today, with its ref.
Acrylic paper 19x14 inches


04-02-2007, 03:30 PM

04-02-2007, 03:35 PM
dont ask... :)

04-02-2007, 04:10 PM
Wow, all of these look delightful! Good work everyone. I love seeing what's being done. I'm not going to do an acrylic painting this week, I'm focusing on my drawings and photography. I like to rotate things around so I don't get burned out.

04-02-2007, 11:07 PM
Worked a bit more on the apple from the glazing tutorial in the Info Kiosk:

Got started on the gourd (more to do on this):


04-04-2007, 06:12 AM
For the first time in weeks I am back at the easel. Whew! Thought I was in for a long dry spell.

This is still in the works and has a lot more to get done. It is a start. So far it has 10 layers of color in thin and translucent layers. What can't be seen is the metallic sheen from three layers of gold paint. Colors were applied and wiped away with a cloth giving it a very polished/buffed look. It really plays on the texture of the modeling paste and the artboard. So far it is rather interesting.


04-04-2007, 12:45 PM
A good view of my studio and my easel. As you can see Iím off to some new ideas, I call it 'White' and some old in the background.

04-04-2007, 01:51 PM
Great studio shot there and the new concept seems to be working well.


Certainly some fun.

04-04-2007, 09:25 PM
Howard, I love the texture. You do such great work.
Ecobb, your white is looking good, too. LOL
I have been accepted to my first juried exhibit. I found out today.
And, my art class has an exhibit at the local library (http://www.colin.edu/shstewart/art/artexhibit.htm).

04-05-2007, 07:15 AM
Howard, I love the texture. You do such great work.
Ecobb, your white is looking good, too. LOL
I have been accepted to my first juried exhibit. I found out today.
And, my art class has an exhibit at the local library (http://www.colin.edu/shstewart/art/artexhibit.htm).

Congratulations on the shows. They are always wonderful to get accepted into. Keep at it.

That is the same hanging system I installed in my home last year. It is an amazing system and so versatile.

04-05-2007, 01:31 PM
Nothing on my easel this week.

My new show opens tonight and I've been a frantic bundle of energy and nerves all week.

04-05-2007, 06:15 PM
redtreestudio. hang in there. We all get the jitters before a show. Take careof yourself and try to not get to worked up. You need all the energy you have for this evening.

In the meantime, I am back at the easel, same ole, same ole.


This I just started an hour ago and have been procrastinating on it. Making ginger snap cookies. Damn I am good at putting things off.

04-05-2007, 08:59 PM
MG20 is getting closer to being done.

I made a transfer with a print from the new laser printer. Worked out very very well.

Even picked up some of the nuances.

The whitish area is still wet acrylic medium.


04-06-2007, 10:56 AM
Howard, how did you stick the transparency down?

04-06-2007, 11:16 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I appreciated the support.

04-06-2007, 12:41 PM
So, how did the opening go?

Cat. I make the acrylic transfer and then use clear gloss gel to "glue it down" and then you wait. It can take 24 hours or more to clear.

04-06-2007, 02:51 PM

Spent a tiny bit more time on this today. Working between paperwork and a mailout.

04-06-2007, 05:06 PM
Hey, :wave: glad to see everyone painting. I've been in a dry spell for awhile. But I started back today(fri) adding to my series on women through history, or some sort of simular title. It's on textured arcylic paper. My goal is to keep it loose and colorful, I'm pleased with it for the most part. But my flesh tones always seem rather lifeless. And the light from the window bothers me, not "sunlight" enough. C and C welcome."Ladies in Waiting"

04-06-2007, 09:55 PM
So, how did the opening go?

Ah, Howard, as we all know: "Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.":eek: :eek:

The opening was NOT a pleasant event, but it was profitable and most importantly, it's done with now.

Thank you for asking...:)

04-06-2007, 10:26 PM
Well, guess we can't have it all. Sorry to hear it wasn't a pleasant event but certainly thrilled to hear it was profitable. it's that old double edged sword event.

Openings are almost always a bizarre thing at best.

04-07-2007, 06:29 AM
I have 3 on the go, a snowy winter scene, an "old farm equipment rusting" landscape, and an abstract for using up leftover paint before it dries.

04-07-2007, 09:24 AM
Powerscourt, glad to have you here at Wet Canvas, Acrylics Forum. Welcome.

Looking forward to seeing your work. Stick around a while and enjoy.