View Full Version : Master of the Month #33 - May/Jun 2007 (James Whistler)

05-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Welcome To The Master Of The Month #33 !

This MOM study is James Whistler.

New Improved MOM

We are streamlining the MOM threads to give participants more choices, as well as make it a bit easier for whoever heads up the thread. So here's the new, improved concept:

You choose your own work to copy or learn from - all or part of the masterpiece.
Previously, participants chose a work from a limited posted selection. Now, a participant can focus on what challenges them personally.

We are not including photos or biography at the beginning of the thread.
Since there are plenty of online sources, we trust that you are able to research the material that interests you. Of course, if you can't find material, be sure to ask in a thread post and members can help point you to additional links and resources.

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Start Your Brushes!

05-06-2007, 05:30 AM
Some of the images do not appear be holding up very well.


Katherine T
05-06-2007, 08:19 AM
My cyber art group, Fine Line Artists (http://www.spam.com/) don't paint in oils (much!) but are studying past masters on a regular basis. We're also studying James McNeill Whistler this month

I thought you might be interested to know that there are a lot of links to various websites providing information about Whistler in this post on my blog on 1st May

Whistler and Art for Art's Sake (http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2007/05/whistler-and-art-for-arts-sake.html)

05-06-2007, 09:31 PM
Some of the images do not appear be holding up very well.

What do you mean?
Are you having trouble seeing the online images? Or do you mean the paintings?

05-07-2007, 02:35 AM
The images are fine. It is that some of the paintings themselves over time have not withstood archival qualities, like the Cremorne Gardens and Seascapes. The pastels on brown bag have held up quite well.


05-07-2007, 08:36 PM
Thought folks would get a bit of a chuckle from this:


05-11-2007, 06:15 AM
Love the ink work on this. Thank you sharing stoney.


05-11-2007, 10:00 PM
Love the ink work on this. Thank you sharing stoney.


You're more than welcome.

05-15-2007, 05:14 PM
Hi all , Im a relativly new at painting, so I thought this challenge would bring some god lil milage. Here is what came from it.

10x14http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2007/65236-Whistler_Study_02.jpg14x18 http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2007/65236-Whistler_Study.jpg

05-18-2007, 09:59 PM
14x18 http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2007/65236-Whistler_Study.jpg

Not a bad little study . . amazed you can work that small.

05-19-2007, 12:54 AM
Nice job done on both. I the brush strokes on the first one.


05-19-2007, 10:53 PM
Thx Richard, thx peg. I am yet to work biger than 14x18, i just have a large pile of masonite boards around that size that im trying to fill up with a bit of milage. Hopefully by then ill get some sballs to work bigger :P.