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IMNRTST
11-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Welcome to the Master of the Month #36 Wild Card, where you choose who you wish to study for the next few months.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2007/39999-question.jpg

Here are some links to the past 2007 MOM threads for ideas and inspiration:

#31 Henri Matisse (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391526&highlight=master+month)
#32 Andrew Wyeth (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405321&highlight=master+month)
#33 James Whistler (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418617&highlight=master+month)
#34 David Hockney (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430036&highlight=master+month)
#35 Ilya Repin ( http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434462&highlight=master+month)

I plan on finishing the year with a brush in my hand and start the new one in the same fashion, care to join in? :D

IMNRTST
11-18-2007, 09:13 PM
I probably wont be able to start my study till Dec as I have a few projects on the go that need finishing. Hmmmm wild card huh....so many to choose from...ima have to give this some thought :)

stoney
11-18-2007, 10:06 PM
Oh, yeah. November/December. I was thinking single month units.

Smokin
11-18-2007, 11:17 PM
Since David Hockney does not resemble anything close to a real master, I'll just pretend that say Rembrandt :thumbsup: . Im on a Rembrandt kick lately, got a few more of his portraits i want to paint. Gosh I love his stuff.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Nov-2007/65236-Image015.jpg
9x12" Mosonite
Hands and fru fru ....:o Guess i need to practice them or pick some portaits that dont sport em.:lol:

Grotius
11-19-2007, 10:56 AM
Glad to see the new MoM thread up! I'm thinking of studying a Manet or perhaps even a Renoir.

Dennis
11-19-2007, 12:00 PM
How about a Monet?

stoney
11-19-2007, 01:16 PM
How about a Monet?

He's too baroque....
[running very fast and not in a straight line]

Grotius
11-19-2007, 09:45 PM
How about a Monet?
Mmm, nice thought.

Dennis
11-20-2007, 11:39 AM
"He's too baroque...."

I'll send him some money.

cat1lady
11-20-2007, 06:44 PM
I've never been involved in these before but what about Freda Kahlo?

Smokin
11-23-2007, 11:45 AM
Hey Cat, find anyone you'd like to study, and share what your found and done.


Here are a few more studies of mine on Rembrandt. all 9x12" on masonite + a 6x6 lil one. The last one is an early wip stage.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image003.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image004.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image007.jpg

guillot
11-23-2007, 12:58 PM
Hi Mike and everyone!

A wildcard, huh? What a brilliant idea!! I will have to think on this one :thumbsup:

Tina

Smokin
11-23-2007, 01:28 PM
K, just wanting to talk outloud about Rembrandt here. Id love to here any thoughts or facts about the guys processes.

Three things I admire most of Rembrants is his rendering of eyes, his knowledge on making his paints, and mostly on his application of paint on the canvase.
High-res Image can be found here (http://www.mydigitalworkshop.com/Gallery/Traditional/RembrantStudy/Rembrandt_Eyes.jpg).
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Rembrandt-Eyes.jpg
In looking at Rembrant's eyes it was interesting to me that all his eyes were extreamly expressive and powerful and yet only a fraction of them were done a high level of detail with catchlights or glare/glint. For the most part I saw some big fat irises and big heavy fat upper and/or lower lids. I cant help but think the lids are where Rembrant attention is on best display.

How he made and applied his paints is far more difficult to apreciate with just photos. But I admire his ability to make paints that would perform in a way to accomplish his goal. Weather its to add texture or apply smooth long strokes or to build a thick underlayer , seems like he whipped up his paint according to the work he was doing rather than any specific recipe.

I dont know how he made paint or what he used, theres definetly alot of theories on all that. Im less interested in mimicing what the guy did but rather it is inspiring and encourageing the whole experimenting process. To try different things and to see what happens to the paint.

WV.Artistry
11-24-2007, 08:49 AM
K, just wanting to talk outloud about Rembrandt here. Id love to here any thoughts or facts about the guys processes.

Interesting . .
http://www.northernlightstudio.com/burnoil.php

IMNRTST
11-24-2007, 10:20 AM
Ah Rembrandt! the master of frottage. I really like his use of the Chiaroscuro technique, where his center of interest is illuminated by direct light, and the rest of the picture stays in partial shadow, or with just enough light to distiguish form.

I dont really care for his full impastos though, here's a passage in a book I have that I found interesting.

"To those who went very near the canvas to look at his pictures were astonished to see the "careless" finish and thickness of the paint, Rembrandt said that the pictures weren't for smelling, but for looking at. :lol:
And in this connection, the impasto on some faces was so thick, it became a popular joke in Amsterdam that Rembrandt's portraits could be hung up "by the nose." lol

Nice work smokin' I like the detail in your first painting.

Hi Tina :wave:

Smokin
11-24-2007, 12:04 PM
Interesting . .
http://www.northernlightstudio.com/burnoil.php

Seen that! I found it interesting enough to try it myself. If you get to the part where they advise doing this outside and with a hotplate, LISTEN TO IT :lol: :o ! I never actually tried it enough to form an opinion on burnplate oil, but I can say the stuff can be VERY VERY sticky and tar-like. Its best to be prepared with a bottle to store the stuff and pour it from the pan straight into the bottle before it cools. Once that happens the stuff is impossible to deal with.

Here is a sceptic on Rembrandt using BPO and wrote a lil about his own experiments.
http://www.calcitesunoil.com/VanEyckSecret.html

the impasto on some faces was so thick, it became a popular joke in Amsterdam that Rembrandt's portraits could be hung up "by the nose." lol

LOL, see I've heard that on some PBS special. Unfortuanly they spun it to make it sound like his paintings were so good, that you could pick it up by the nose.

IMNRTST
11-27-2007, 03:38 PM
I started mine and finally decided on a Caravaggio. I wanted to start with a verdaccio cause I nver tried one before but ended up using Burnt Umber + Ivory Black for my value study cause the picture is mostly in warm tones.

Here's my underpainting - about half way done. 18X24 on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Nov-2007/39999-mike_st_jerome_1.jpg

WV.Artistry
11-27-2007, 10:04 PM
I started mine and finally decided on a Caravaggio.
Good choice!

I have a couple of photos I took of a painting in NGA Sydney, school of Caravaggio vein, that you might find useful. Still on the road, but I'll forward them to you when I get back.

IMNRTST
11-28-2007, 02:42 PM
thx Richard...look forward to seeing them. It was between Caravaggio and David or maybe another Ingres :D

Here's my finished underpainting of St Jerome. I'll have to further adjust the values with my color glazes, cause some are out of wack lol

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Nov-2007/39999-mike_st_jerome_2.jpg

WV.Artistry
11-28-2007, 07:13 PM
Haven't decided yet . . hashing ideas.

The Nude Snake Charmer
-- Paul Désiré Trouillebert
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Paul_D%C3%A9sir%C3%A9_Trouillebert%2C_The_Nude_Snake_Charmer.jpg

Judith
-- Paul Albert Steck
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:2judithpas.jpg

Fleurs des Champs
-- Jules Joseph Lefebvre
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Fleurs_des_Champs.jpg

Danaides
-- John William Waterhouse
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Waterhouse_-_Danaides.jpg

Grotius
11-28-2007, 07:38 PM
Imnrtist, I'm enjoying watching your progress. Keep us posted!

guillot
11-29-2007, 10:39 PM
I started mine and finally decided on a Caravaggio. I wanted to start with a verdaccio cause I nver tried one before but ended up using Burnt Umber + Ivory Black for my value study cause the picture is mostly in warm tones.

Here's my underpainting - about half way done. 18X24 on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Nov-2007/39999-mike_st_jerome_1.jpg


Totally Awesome!! God I love Carravagio's work!! I was thinking of doing a Carravagio, came on to see what was going on, and all I can say is WOW! Always a joy to watch you work Mike!! And of course looking forward to seeing your results.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's work - I'm still trying to decide what I want to do - :o so many choices .... I know that I want to do a big one though - I have the support picked out - just not the subject :eek:

Tina

Smokin
11-29-2007, 10:51 PM
I started mine and finally decided on a Caravaggio. I wanted to start with a verdaccio cause I nver tried one before but ended up using Burnt Umber + Ivory Black for my value study cause the picture is mostly in warm tones.

Here's my underpainting - about half way done. 18X24 on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Nov-2007/39999-mike_st_jerome_1.jpg

Very VERY nice! :thumbsup: Looking forward to seeing this develop.

IMNRTST
11-30-2007, 10:24 AM
Thx everyone for your comments....I appreciate it. =)

What I love in using a burnt umber underpainting is that it dries so damn fast :thumbsup: I'm now ready to start adding some color glazes. :D not like some of my other mom projects which are eternally stuck in grisaille lol I wanna try to push the color saturation as far as I can with this one so i'm shooting for at least 5 layers of glazes. We'll see what happens :)

dutch_hedgehog
12-02-2007, 07:30 PM
Hi guys n girls,

Very nice idea, this wild card MOM. That makes it possible for me to introduce a local dutch painter, Jan Mankes, who lived from 1889 - 1920. I like the 'silence' in his paintings and he uses a blue-green range of colors that I really like.

More info can be found here :

http://www.janmankes.nl/start.html
http://www.mankes.nl/

This is my copy of one of his works.
As usual I start with a copy, but at some point I loose the connection with the original and finish it as if it were a painting of myself :D.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2007/98216-IMG_5824b.JPG

And here you will find a picture of Jan Mankes original:
http://www.janmankes.nl/images/mankesbeeld/MANKESGrote_uil_op_scherm.jpg

I hope you like his work as well.
(It's a pitty the sites I quoted here are in dutch, but I can't change that)

stoney
12-02-2007, 11:47 PM
Hi guys n girls,

Very nice idea, this wild card MOM. That makes it possible for me to introduce a local dutch painter, Jan Mankes, who lived from 1889 - 1920. I like the 'silence' in his paintings and he uses a blue-green range of colors that I really like.

I hope you like his work as well.
(It's a pitty the sites I quoted here are in dutch, but I can't change that)


Nicely done. :)

IMNRTST
12-03-2007, 08:20 AM
This is my copy of one of his works.
As usual I start with a copy, but at some point I loose the connection with the original and finish it as if it were a painting of myself :D.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Dec-2007/98216-IMG_5824b.JPG




very soft and love the mood of the painting. nice work!

Cat0075
12-03-2007, 09:52 AM
Wild card mmm, Im thinking maybe a glazed ham, with all the fixings...

WV.Artistry
12-03-2007, 10:46 AM
Still offline, cell phone pic via cyber cafe, doing some preliminary sketches on a brown paper bag for Danaides by John William Waterhouse.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Sechteks/276.jpg

WV.Artistry
12-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Still offline, cell phone pic via cyber cafe, preliminary sketches for study of Danaides by Waterhouse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaides

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Sechteks/277.jpg

IMNRTST
12-03-2007, 07:14 PM
always enjoy seeing your prelim sketches Richard, they're great :thumbsup:

WV.Artistry
12-04-2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks Mike . . need to break out a calculator to be sure, but I've had a 30"x40" canvas sitting in the closet for a few years, and I think that will work. Original "The Danaides" by Waterhouse is 60 5/8 x 43 5/8 inches (154.3 x 111.1 cm).

I've only seen one Waterhouse painting, "Diogenes" at NGA Sydney Australia, not my favorite, but I took from it as much information as I could. And I really don't know how he did some stuff!

. . in search of an honest man

ARC Photo
http://www.artrenewal.org/images/artists/w/Waterhouse_John_William/small/museum/Diogenes.jpg

My detail photos . .
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Photos%202006%20Oz/200609167ul.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Photos%202006%20Oz/200609166ul.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Photos%202006%20Oz/200609446ul.jpg

Anyway . .

f.y.i., re: painting in NGA Sydney Australia . . photo I took. Don't remember the name off-hand, but it was in the school of Caravaggio vein. Lots to notice, and I thought the little pin-pricks of white beneath the hand were fascinating. I haven't actually seen a Caraviggio, but this painting is not as blended as it looks . . it's just carefully painted.

Thought you mind find it useful.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Photos%202006%20Oz/200609084uldetail-1.jpg

IMNRTST
12-04-2007, 01:59 PM
wow those images are fantastic. thx! It's almost like seeing them in person... really puts things in perspective.
The reference image of St. Jerome that I've been working from isn't that great of quality and makes it hard to study any kind of brush mark when it all becomes pixelized.
Your images give me a good idea of how he worked, the last one is stunning!

I'm waiting on some Venice turpentine that I ordered to replace Damar which I can't stand anymore in my glazing medium before I continue working on mine.

WV.Artistry
12-05-2007, 05:55 PM
The reference image of St. Jerome that I've been working from isn't that great of quality and makes it hard to study
Yah!

One fine day I'd like to do a study of "Inspiration of St. Matthew" but I can't see what's happening in the shadows of Caravaggio with online images. I'd gander they're tough paintings to photograph . . cameras tend to wash the upper-mids and highlights into white, and lower-mids and shadows into black. Resigned to see one with my own eyes first.

Recently moved, so . . lots of to do's in-between working on this, still posting from a cyber cafe, but I'll do a small preliminary oil sketch next, working out the palette.

WV.Artistry
12-06-2007, 01:49 PM
Still offline . . cell phone pic via cybercafe.

Preliminary study getting a feel for it, thinking it through. Will use this for test splats as I go.

Oil sketch 8"x10" (20.32cm x 25.4cm)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Projects/JWva1.jpg

Grotius
12-06-2007, 09:56 PM
Nice, Richard. Sheesh, your cellphone pictures are better than my fancy shots with tripod, SLR, tungsten lighting, etc. :)

WV.Artistry
12-07-2007, 12:42 PM
Nice, Richard. Sheesh, your cellphone pictures are better than my fancy shots with tripod, SLR, tungsten lighting, etc. :)
Nah, cell phone pics are like playing guitar . . turn it up it up loud enough to distort and anything sounds good :)

Just getting a feel for the composition, and thinking through how to approach it. It's going to be a challenging study.

3+ portraits
5 figuratives
6+ still lifes
1 landscape
add drapery and water

stoney
12-08-2007, 12:19 PM
Yeow!

IMNRTST
12-08-2007, 12:25 PM
It's going to be a challenging study.

3+ portraits
5 figuratives
6+ still lifes
1 landscape
add drapery and water
:eek: That's alot of work :thumbsup:


I completed the first glaze layer on St JErome. 4 more to go! :D The paint is so thin in some areas the camera barely picks it up. I"m slowly building up my darks and not using white till the very last layers. Anyways, here's my progress shot:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Dec-2007/39999-st_jerome_2.jpg

WV.Artistry
12-08-2007, 04:01 PM
Mike,

My glaze mix as best I can remember (been a while) :
2 pt Venetian
1/2 pt Turp (to thin)
1/2 pt Stand (offset turp)

Or thereabouts . .

If you don't mind sharing, how'd you do yours?

IMNRTST
12-08-2007, 04:48 PM
Hey Richard,
I'm experimenting alot on this one. Glazing mediums have been giving me some trouble lately. I use them as a "couch" for glazing so I'm trying WFMartin's recipe with turp instead of spike oil as the solvent but getting high off the fumes so till I can find spike oil I can't use it.

1 part Linseed Oil
1 part Walnut Oil
1 part Venice Turpentine
2 parts Turpentine

I've also been playing around with simply Linseed Oil + a touch of Venice Turpentine as the resin, also tried it with a touch a Liquin =O (synthetic resin?)
Once I even tried using pure linseed oil (very thin) and rubbed an onion between layers but the paint film seemed weak and it made me hungry all the time :lol:
With all this experimentation and these chemicals who knows, my painting may blow up:D

I wish I could find a way to glaze with no medium at all (sorta dry brush it on very thin) but when I try that and the paint dries...I just wipe my finger on it and the pigment comes off :confused:

koz54
12-12-2007, 07:52 AM
I haven't posted here before but would like to be involved. Since its a wild card I think I will go with Bouguereau. I've seen many wonderful posts on him here and gathered info from them that I find very helpful. I've seen a few of his paintings and always admired them. I'm sure I'll learn alot and if any one has any suggestions I would appreciate them. I would like to start with the Story Book.

Koz

stoney
12-12-2007, 10:11 AM
I haven't posted here before but would like to be involved. Since its a wild card I think I will go with Bouguereau. I've seen many wonderful posts on him here and gathered info from them that I find very helpful. I've seen a few of his paintings and always admired them. I'm sure I'll learn alot and if any one has any suggestions I would appreciate them. I would like to start with the Story Book.

Koz

Wow.

koz54
12-12-2007, 10:35 AM
Stoney,
I appreciate the WOW but this is just the referrence photo, I only hope that I can come close. But thanks for the vote of confidence.

Koz

IMNRTST
12-12-2007, 10:38 AM
Hi Koz :wave: Welcome

Great choice! Will you be working with glazes on a value study? Look forward to seeing your work.

koz54
12-12-2007, 11:06 AM
Hi Mike,
This will my first attempt for this type of subject matter, normally its still life. I'm going to do some sketches in Conte first just to get the feel of it, then then an underpainting, and most likely grisaille and glazing. I feel more confident with doing alot of prelim work so this will take me awhile I'm sure. St. Jerome looks like its coming along nicely, I will be following as well.

Koz

Journeyman
12-13-2007, 06:01 AM
This is my first post here, Richard iii cross posted his studies on the figure forum so I thought I would have a go and did a WIP (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461975&page=2)and got some wonderful feedback on the figure forum. Being very new to painting I have not done anything very technical as far as mediums and pallet are concerned. Mediums were turpentine and liquin. The palette was Burnt Umber, Deep Madder, Prussian Blue, Chrome Yellow and Yellow Ochre. It was painted wet on wet.


Thanks for looking :wave: Dave.

stoney
12-13-2007, 01:54 PM
Stoney,
I appreciate the WOW but this is just the referrence photo, I only hope that I can come close. But thanks for the vote of confidence.

Koz

So I got ahead of myself.... :)

stoney
12-13-2007, 02:04 PM
The Wild Card work's been posted in the marine forum. I've not been able to do more on it for awhile. I had started it in August, and since it is a master/mistress painting it also qualifies here. I might be able to get back to it in a couple of weeks.

The thread is here:
[marine forum] http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6029466#post6029466

Last update:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2007/33705-DSCI4360_crop_sm.JPG

WV.Artistry
12-13-2007, 07:02 PM
. . it also qualifies here.

The Shore of the Turquoise Sea
Albert Bierstadt
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=924

It's a challenging study Stoney.

WV.Artistry
12-13-2007, 07:03 PM
Koz, Dave . . welcome.

Probably not going to be able to get into mine as a project until I get back in January . . on the road again, but I'll lurk in on the w/i/p's.

IMNRTST
12-18-2007, 02:33 PM
I dont usually work on canvas and i'm struggling with the texture. I figured 5 coats of gesso was enough to wipe it out...guess not :)
I purchased some modelling paste for my next project on canvas...that'll take care of it :D

Here's my update after the 3rd layer of colour.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Dec-2007/39999-st_jerome_3.jpg

stoney
12-18-2007, 10:20 PM
I dont usually work on canvas and i'm struggling with the texture. I figured 5 coats of gesso was enough to wipe it out...guess not :)
I purchased some modelling paste for my next project on canvas...that'll take care of it :D

Here's my update after the 3rd layer of colour.


Awesome.

IMNRTST
12-21-2007, 10:41 AM
thx Stoney :)

I just discovered this great website on Caravaggio btw, It's sort of a virtual gallery and lets you zoom in pretty darn close to his works. it's great! It's called "The complete works of Caravaggio - an impossible exhibition"

Here's the link:

http://www.caravaggio.rai.it/index_en.htm

Smokin
12-21-2007, 04:39 PM
Wow, GREAT SITE, thank you for sharing it. Great job on your study mike, thats great work!

WV.Artistry
12-21-2007, 06:16 PM
Does help a bit. Thanks Mike.

kadon
12-21-2007, 06:27 PM
I'd like to study Pissaro's works.

IMNRTST
12-22-2007, 10:17 AM
thx smokin, I was going for 5 layers of color but now I think I"ll need more to get the saturation i'm looking for. Working in layers sure does test the patience though :)

Kadon welcome! Hope you join in.

Rosic
12-22-2007, 01:12 PM
Here are a few more studies of mine on Rembrandt. all 9x12" on masonite + a 6x6 lil one. The last one is an early wip stage.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image003.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image004.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image001.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Nov-2007/65236-Image007.jpg

Awesome studies!

Rosic
12-22-2007, 01:19 PM
Here's my update after the 3rd layer of colour.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Dec-2007/39999-st_jerome_3.jpg

Looking GREAT Mike... thanks for organizing this cool MOM thread!

Rosic
12-22-2007, 01:22 PM
Last update:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Oct-2007/33705-DSCI4360_crop_sm.JPG

Great sense of movement! :thumbsup:

Rosic
12-22-2007, 01:48 PM
Still offline . . cell phone pic via cybercafe.

Preliminary study getting a feel for it, thinking it through. Will use this for test splats as I go.

Oil sketch 8"x10" (20.32cm x 25.4cm)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/r601020/Projects/JWva1.jpg

Looking good Richard... Hope you are settled into the new place for the holidays...
B

stoney
12-22-2007, 03:21 PM
thx Stoney :)

I just discovered this great website on Caravaggio btw, It's sort of a virtual gallery and lets you zoom in pretty darn close to his works. it's great! It's called "The complete works of Caravaggio - an impossible exhibition"

Here's the link:

http://www.caravaggio.rai.it/index_en.htm

Awesome site! Thank you. I'm going through it now {bookmarked it, too}. Is there an equivalent site for Canaletto?

stoney
12-22-2007, 03:25 PM
The Shore of the Turquoise Sea
Albert Bierstadt
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/image.asp?id=924

It's a challenging study Stoney.

Yes, and it certainly is that! I was looking to see if I could do a master work well enough for others to identify it. I've got my answer. :D

stoney
12-22-2007, 03:27 PM
Great sense of movement! :thumbsup:

Thank you. I had to set this aside for a time as I had three weeks to get two 16 x 20's on canvas board done. :eek: Three months work condensed.

Keron
12-26-2007, 12:15 AM
My pick should surprise no one... I tend to lean toward Rembrandt. This was started Christmas morning, finished later in the evening. I am thinking of it as a study for another run at trying to copy the painting. The drawing will need work to make it more accurate of course. Note: I colorized the image in photoshop to give it an aged red chalk look. It's actually in graphite.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2007/86434-rembrandtman.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2007/86434-rembrandtstudycrop_copy.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2007/86434-rembrandtcloseupstudy.jpg

IMNRTST
12-27-2007, 09:43 AM
Nice start Keron...I like the crosshatching effect, looking forward to your updates :wave:

Keron
12-27-2007, 05:34 PM
Thank you kindly Mike. By the way Mike, that painting, 'Country Home' you posted in July...boy I don't how it ever ended up but I have to say in the first posting it looks like any given dry hot day in southern Ontario anywhere from Maxville on down to Arnprior to Ottawa. I think you nailed the light but got spooked by the computer! Very real painting! K

IMNRTST
12-28-2007, 07:27 AM
Thx alot K, sounds like you know Ontario very well. Crazy climate for sure. Are you from there? :)

Keron
12-28-2007, 03:16 PM
Thx alot K, sounds like you know Ontario very well. Crazy climate for sure. Are you from there? :)

South shore from Montreal... I used to live in Cornwall area and drive 138- the 417 to Ottawa...or for extra flavour up through Long Sault up through Maxville then to the 417.... so yeah, I know the lay of the land and you captured it authenically. This was always a knock against Ken Danby - that he never got the colour of the southern Ontario sky right. K

Smokin
12-28-2007, 06:07 PM
Sweet! Nice job there!

WV.Artistry
12-28-2007, 06:28 PM
Reading . .

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/december96/remb_12-16.html

koz54
01-06-2008, 11:09 AM
I can't believe its January :eek: I've been working on the underpainting
and I think I'm ready to start some of the fleshtones. I need to work on her nose and mouth alittle more but I'm hoping the the fleshtones will
help soften and define. Her hair looks like it will be fun but alot to do
as I only have just a midtone in right now. Let me know what you think please, this is the first attempt for me. I have been following this link and
think you all have alot to offer, your work is terrific. Keron, I really like the sketches, I can't wait to see the progresse.

Koz

guillot
01-06-2008, 11:26 AM
Very Beautiful work Koz!! I'm looking forward to your progress ..

I know - can't believe it's January either. Where does the time go? I really wanted to participate in this MOM - just couldn't find the time. I've promised myself this year to make time.

Everyone's work is just beautiful ...

Tina

IMNRTST
01-08-2008, 04:17 PM
Koz, nicely done! can't wait to see your updates. <pulls up a chair> :)

koz54
01-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Thanks, Mike and Tina

besides waiting for paint to dry I've been gathering info on childrens flesh colors. It's coming along, let me know what you think.

Koz

wetbob
02-18-2008, 06:33 AM
Nice thread. Many beautiful paintings. I like rembrandt the most.

Blue Pencil
02-18-2008, 12:20 PM
great thread!!

Bobartist
03-16-2008, 05:23 PM
I have been reading Max Doerner's book The Materials of the Artist and I think I will try some tempera and oil painting mixed like the Flemish in the 15th century. I'm getting my materials together now. I hope I find enough time to paint something without taking forever.
The non tradition materials I plan on using are hardboard or plywood support and titanium white in the ground.

french.painter
04-19-2008, 04:56 PM
How he made and applied his paints is far more difficult to apreciate with just photos. But I admire his ability to make paints that would perform in a way to accomplish his goal. Weather its to add texture or apply smooth long strokes or to build a thick underlayer , seems like he whipped up his paint according to the work he was doing rather than any specific recipe.

I dont know how he made paint or what he used, theres definetly alot of theories on all that. Im less interested in mimicing what the guy did but rather it is inspiring and encourageing the whole experimenting process.
Hi Smokin!
Have you ever read "Rembrandt, a Master at Work" by Ernst Van de Wetering? I'm sure you will appreciate this book!

Andree89
04-23-2008, 02:20 AM
well didnt know any of the list but,im painting a goya right now...ll do caravaggio and sargent...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Apr-2008/124974-ole.JPG