View Full Version : What's On Your Easel Sept. 16-22

09-16-2007, 08:27 AM
The start of a new week. Have a second rose painting for the Different Strokes on my easel plus painting a bit outside.

09-16-2007, 01:18 PM
I just caught up on last weeks thread. Bill, congrats on getting your paintings accepted. I hope you sell them.

Geez, Peter, three paintings at once? That's obsessive. :lol:

Linda, I've heard to just paint some of the bricks on a house, not all of them, anyway. I haven't done brick, I don't think, but I've done wooden houses, and one time I just put in the lines coming from the edge of the walls and fading in. But other times I couldn't help myself and painted in all the lines.

Nothing on my easel, but trying to do some faux wood around a built in display case on the wall. Looks terrible so far, lol. I should have just done my old way of putting stain over the paint.

09-16-2007, 02:02 PM
Geez, Peter, three paintings at once? That's obsessive. :lol:

Yup :D

09-16-2007, 02:34 PM
Thanks for the tip, Michele. I hope to get at it sometime today.

I did this yesterday afternoon. My son brought a rock in for me and I thought, "That needs a painting". :) It's about 5 inches across. The horizon of the water is actually straighter than it looks. I got the inspiration from an advertisement in a magazine, and I used to like to draw ships when I was a kid.


09-16-2007, 05:28 PM
Thats is so cool.. I have never tried anything other than canvas or clapboard and some watercolor paper.
Did you have to treat it in any way to hold the paint? My uncle wants me to paint on a 5 ft saw blade he has been holding on to for yrs but not sure if it needs treated. I was wondering if things like that or like your rock needs treated. I would love to try new things.
I love your ship its amazing.

09-16-2007, 05:50 PM
Linda - I love the rock! What a grand idea that was.
As you will see I have not made much progress. Had house guests all week......


09-16-2007, 07:17 PM

Nice work Gaykir!

Here's what I'm working on. My style's a little different than most here...


09-16-2007, 07:29 PM
Sorry, the image got messed up in the last post.

This time it's an attachment.

09-16-2007, 07:49 PM
Matt - I love your contemporary style! Nice color work. What size is it?

09-16-2007, 07:54 PM

Sorry, I forgot to post all the info.

Woman, Repeated (WIP); Acrylic on 24" x 20" x 1.5" stretched canvas

09-16-2007, 08:51 PM
Katie, I just taped off what I wanted to paint and gessoed it before painting.

Gayle, that's an amazing portrait! Love the perspective with the mug, and the at-ease pose.

Nice work, Matt.

Worked on my house commission today. Evening photo under a lamp, not the best. I've got to work on the foliage in the front next. Off to check a couple things that are jumping out at me.

09-17-2007, 12:33 PM
Good progress Linda (and nice stones)
Matt I like your style!
Gayle, I like the portrait. Keep at it.

Some progress on my Townscape with plane tree

09-17-2007, 12:48 PM
That'll be a dramatic piece, Peter.

I have a big boo-boo on the house I have to fix. The upstairs and downstairs windows aren't lining up properly. Arrrg. Live and learn :)

09-17-2007, 01:12 PM
Nice job on the rock, Linda. I painted rocks before, but put them outside and they didn't last long.

I see you went ahead and did all the stones on the house. Looks more real that way.

09-17-2007, 01:24 PM
Thanks guys!
Linda - You have such a way with architectrual psintings! I'm just converned that all that ivy will damage the morter - ha!
Peter I love that tree - it looks very much like a pepper tree with those lacy frond sort of branches.

09-17-2007, 03:18 PM
Katie, I'd be worried about rust on the saw blade. It probably should be sealed somehow first? Peter, if you don't mind my saying so, after the really fascinating color choices you've made for your portraits and how well they work for you, I'm surprised by the more predictable nature of the colors in your townscape (though they work, too).
I'm still working my leaves, though I'm a little frustrated with it right now.

09-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Gayle, I really don't like doing architecture very much. I must grid everything out. I don't really have an eye for it, hence the window problem. I did fix it. And I worked on the ivy. I agree...that thing looks like it will eventually eat the house for supper, but it is pretty. I'll post again after more progress on the greens.

09-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Angela, I think the colors in that leave painting are FAB!

09-17-2007, 05:02 PM
Peter, if you don't mind my saying so, after the really fascinating color choices you've made for your portraits and how well they work for you, I'm surprised by the more predictable nature of the colors in your townscape (though they work, too).
You never know... its not finished yet:D.

I'm still working my leaves, though I'm a little frustrated with it right now.
I more or less take it for given that there will be one or more phases of frustration in a painting. I 'm trying to learn to take it in my stride (still a ways to go)

09-17-2007, 08:46 PM
Linda, cool rocks and amazing work on your house portrait. Beautiful stuff going on it it.

Gayle, I've been watching the WOYE and looking forward to your progress on this one. It is llooking great so far.

Matt, neat style. I like the contemporary look and loose brush work.

Peter, your street scene is coming along very well. What a gigantic, majestic tree.

Angela, this is eye candy you are working on. I think it is coming along very well.

Here is a small study (5" x 6" on 300# wc paper) of a baking powder can. The lid gave (is still giving) me fits. I'm looking down on the can so more of the top of the lid should show but for some reason I could not get it to work. Also, the ellipse on the bottom of the can is off. I'm sure there is more wrong too lol. Still it has been well worth the effort and frustration. :)



09-17-2007, 11:35 PM
Ann, I would think the lettering would be hard. You did good. A fun piece. Would look cute in a kitchen.

09-18-2007, 03:25 AM
the latest.
this is going to be a challenge piece between myself and my painting partner in crime. I took a bunch of shots of a friend and we're going to both paint from the same photo to see the different styles we come up with.
I've attached the ref. photo and where i'm at on it. If I can bug my friend, I'll try to get hers up here too! :)



09-18-2007, 12:21 PM
You ALL are doing some great work this week. So much diversity, and it all looks good. You guys are inspiring me to get back to the easel. I've been in a bit of a funk for a few weeks not wanting to paint. I know this is not why you posted your work out here, but thanks for inspiring me :)

09-18-2007, 07:18 PM
Getting closer. I need to work on the mid-yard and shrubs. Also the center tree. It's funny how things jump out at you after you see the photo.


09-18-2007, 08:42 PM

I think they're gonna like it!

- the lawn is perfect
- tree just needs a little light/dark play
- house needs some shading (bricks/stones are really hard - good luck)

09-18-2007, 09:47 PM
Thanks, Matt. I was going to put it away tonight, but I went ahead and finished it, **I think**. I'll take a photo tomorrow. I'm pooped!

09-19-2007, 03:01 PM
I'm pretty sure this is done.


09-19-2007, 04:27 PM
Linda - Beautiful finish! They will adore it. Great grass and street not to mention the stellar home itself.

09-19-2007, 05:11 PM
Thanks Gale! I was relieved when the house was done and I could have fun with all the green stuff. :)

09-20-2007, 03:03 AM
Wow! Looks great!

09-20-2007, 10:28 AM
Thanks, Matt. :)

09-21-2007, 04:56 PM
Linda, it turned out wonderful. You should be very proud. I'm sure the purchasers will be VERY pleased.


09-21-2007, 05:26 PM
Thanks John.

I'm returning back to this one that I started awhile back. The foreground is all rock. 18x24 wrapped canvas. Image came from IRL, Larry Seiler.


09-21-2007, 05:47 PM
I just finished this one last night
30" x 40". Acrylic

Step to the rhythm of red

Jeff Rage
09-21-2007, 06:24 PM
Awesome job, raizes!

Selahs art
09-21-2007, 06:33 PM


one of 2 small works.


09-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Just finished it yesterday night -- it was part of the September challenge

Bob Rooney
09-23-2007, 05:43 AM
11" x 14" on canvas.