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

06-30-2007, 11:50 PM
Break out a fresh canvas and start something new. Try something different. How about a new color or texture.

Have some fun.

07-01-2007, 12:35 AM
18x24 - from the WDE - my first time painting something underwater.



07-01-2007, 06:49 PM
I like your sea horse, plump and purple and looking good.

07-01-2007, 07:52 PM
Paula - thank you :)

Here's another from the WDE - "Just call me Al..." 18x24 acrylic on canvas


Hmm I think it needs more work on the snout/head area...


07-01-2007, 08:55 PM
WoW EP! These are great! The textures are fantastic! I especially LOVE the second one! The highlights you've added are the perfect touch! :clap: :clap:


07-02-2007, 02:05 AM
I'm hoping...hoping...to try another plein air. Focusing on values more. In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. :)

07-02-2007, 02:58 AM
Elizabeth - thank you - these two were fun to paint :)
Linda - hooray for plein air - show us soon?

07-02-2007, 08:49 PM
First step.

This is only the second time I have tried bonded acrylic sheeting.

I think I rather like the feel of it.

07-02-2007, 09:25 PM
Here's my latest. Started yesterday, July 1. The second photo is todays work. It is just blocked in, well not all of it yet. 16 x 20 canvas. All c&c welcome. I did post it in animals too.

07-02-2007, 11:43 PM
I actually have something on my easel this week. I finished drawing it tonight. It is 2' x 4' canvas. My sister-in-law bought the canvas and some craft paint to make a little decoration for her living room. She never did anything with it and my wife told her I would paint it up. She said she was just going to do some circles and stripes so I gave it my own artistic touch.

The second picture that actually has some paint on it is the one my "little brother" is doing. I volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. I went to gesso a canvas one day and he was all excited to help me. So I bought him some brushes and a canvas and he made a painting for his mom for Mother's day. The one in the picture if for his sister for her birthday. I showed him how easy it was to overlap circles and gave him some ideas and he went to town.

I am not a great artist and the last person to teach someone how to paint but he loves it so what the heck. Sorry for the quality of the pictures.

07-03-2007, 12:08 AM
Just started this one today. I had Viet Nam flash backs this morning while blocking it out. Not sure where it will end up and hoping for some magic along the way. 48 x 72 Acrylic on Cotton Canvas.

07-03-2007, 05:45 AM
Ascrofford, sounds to me like you are the right teacher. If your little brother is excited to paint and it is because of what you are doing. Couldn't be any better than that. Your are giving that child the gift that could last a lifetime.

ecobb, great start. Amazing the power of art. It can create such strong emotional responses and quiet a mind when need be. Hope it helps in the long run.

I don't know about others but there is a moment in the studio when time seems to fly by when standing still. That moment of transcendence when you are in sync with everything. I can be so there, especially when drawing from life. I can get there when painting as well but more likely during drawing.

Good luck all.

07-03-2007, 09:36 AM
EP - Very interesting. That seond one is my favorite.

Howard - Love the red so far!

Nancy - Just precious!! I cant do animals - can't wait to see this one done!

Accorford - this will be fun with all those circles! I look forward to seeing how your student does as well.

Ecobb - That's certainly an ambitious size! Looking forward to the finish.

Bob Rooney
07-03-2007, 11:23 AM
Hooray, it's done (I think). I'm ready for something new and quick.

07-03-2007, 10:57 PM
Spent most of today making acrylic skins. It is a slow tedious process but oh the results.

Here is a small section of it that I cut to put into a new work.

07-04-2007, 01:13 AM
I had fun today...painted my second plein air. 8x10 inch canvas board. I worked about 2 hours on this...right before a storm blew in.



07-04-2007, 02:46 AM
grand view. Nicely done.

Silent Jaguar
07-04-2007, 03:42 AM
Nothing is on my easel(s).... EEEEEEEEEEEEKKK!

07-04-2007, 12:50 PM
Morning two on this one.... Update:


I call it 'Lush" for now.

07-05-2007, 12:27 PM
I just started this one. I was fiddling about trying to find a subject, and, unable to decide on one yet, I decided to do this self portrait to stop the itching.

Canvas panel 33 x 22 cm. I painted the whole thing gray and started...


07-05-2007, 08:52 PM
Whew, just finished catching up here in acrylics after being away from wetcanvas for over a week. We just bought a house so all I've been painting is walls. Lots of walls, lol. We might start moving in after this weekend if we get the flooring done.

I see many of you have been active. Can't wait to join you again.

07-06-2007, 10:08 AM
Here's an update a day later ...


07-07-2007, 11:08 AM
Another day later.
Seems quiet around here...