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Shirl Parker
12-30-2007, 04:56 PM
Welcome to the January 2008 Oil Pastel Monthly Challenge. We will be supplying two photos for you to attempt. You can do one or both. Be creative with the images - you can crop them, change colours, interpret them in any way you like. Post your completed paintings in THIS thread for everyone to see. And remember to comment on other people's work. There are larger versions of each in the RIL for ease of cropping.

This first picture is in the heart of the Harlingen Downtown District. It is around the corner from the D'Arte Centre - Home of the Harlingen Art Forum. The Harlingen Art Forum presents its Annual Beachcombers Fine Arts Show on South Padre Island. It is held in July and in 2008 it will be their 49th show. They sell enough art then to support a gallery in Harlingen which displays member’s art all year long.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Dec-2007/113427-P1000140.JPG


Bigger image:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=82318&what=allfields&name=lueur (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=82318&what=allfields&name=lueur)


The alternate image is that of a squirrel of unknown origin, other than that it was photographed by my father in or around Minneapolis, Minnesota in the 1940-1950s.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Dec-2007/113427-P1000326.JPG

Bigger image:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=82319&what=allfields&name=lueur


My goal was to give "green" a break. Hope you enjoy.

Shirl

LJW
12-30-2007, 08:16 PM
Shirl, thanks for hosting for January, and for putting larger versions in the RIL. These are great non-green choices. Animals are a favourite subject of mine, and I don't think we've had a street scene before (including the joint challenges with the Pastel Forum). Jane

Pat Isaac
12-31-2007, 09:20 AM
Thanks for hosting, Shirl. These are great images and I WILL get one done this month.

Pat

tyree
01-01-2008, 08:14 AM
great images shirl!!!! might try the buildings with my cheapo op's (sorry jane, santa didnt get to my house with new supplies:crying: :p ) tyree:D

Pat Isaac
01-01-2008, 08:33 AM
Sorry, Tyree...:crying: maybe he got lost. Have fun anyway..

Pat

LJW
01-01-2008, 10:29 AM
Tyree, I'm sorry to hear Santa didn't get to your house with some new OPs. I guess you'll have to struggle on with the cheap ones for a little while longer....maybe the Easter Bunny? Jane

sparkling
01-01-2008, 10:31 AM
Hmm....
a squirrel of unknown origin
Well, I usually paint pedigree squirrels only, but methinks that I shall make an exception to this rule concerning this particular one. :evil:;):lol:

And this photograph was taken (more than) 50 years ago? This is unbelievable! It's looking really good for that age. There is only a little bit fading on the left side of the photo. Regarding the quality of the colors I must admit that it looks much better than many photographs I have taken in the 1980s. That's stunning.

AngelaF
01-01-2008, 02:10 PM
Great images, Shirl. Thanks for telling us about the art in Harlingen. I have never been there, but it sounds lovely and very interesting there.

I hope to try the squirrel this month.

Angela

wabbitt
01-01-2008, 05:39 PM
Yay, I'm first on the first :) I've been to Harlingen so I had to do this. I had in-laws in Raymondville, Harlingen, and San Benito. So although I don't remember these buildings, this is a common style in the area.

These are my cheapest (Art Studio) OPs because the colors were closest in my 9x12 sketchbook. Perspective & proportions aren't perfect, oh well. About 30 min.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Jan-2008/76057-jan08-op1.jpg

LJW
01-01-2008, 07:32 PM
Julie, great job. The colours look great and the perspective looks pretty good to me. Jane

Pat Isaac
01-01-2008, 07:36 PM
Nice color, Julie and the perspective looks fine to me also. You did a lot in a short time.

Pat

tyree
01-01-2008, 08:48 PM
julie...i like those nice subtle colours...looks great!!!! tyree:wave:

eyepaint
01-02-2008, 12:09 AM
Shirl - thank you for hosting. Hard to believe the age of the squirrel photo! Who knows how many squirrel generations have come and gone in the 50 years between then and now...
Tyree - where did Santa take your new art supplies? They must have been dropped off at another house by mistake? Maybe they fell out of the sleigh.
Julie - whammo! First one! Good stuff. Love the candy-cane twisty barber pole.

Here's Mr. Squirrel, the great great great great great great grandson of the fellow in the photo. 9x12 Sennelier on Fabriano Ingres pastel paper, around 40 min.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2008/96240-IMGP1451.JPG

(sorry for the flash - nighttime photography)

Cheers,

wabbitt
01-02-2008, 12:16 AM
Thanks Pat, Jane, EP and Tyree. That was what I was after, softer more subtle colors.

EP - great job with that squirrel. He's a lively one!

Pat Isaac
01-02-2008, 08:04 AM
Great use of color EP and you have really captured his frisky nature.

Pat

LJW
01-02-2008, 11:55 AM
Great sketch of the squirrel, EP. Love the blue background with his red coat. I can see, looking at the original photo, that the position of his tail is a little tricky to decipher. I think in your sketch the midsection running along his back is not quite furry enough on the top. The sky hole may need to be made smaller at the lower edge. Jane

eyepaint
01-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Julie, Pat, and Jane - thank you.

Jane - I don't quite understand your feedback? Where was the skyhole (under his belly, behind his leg on the right, or ...?)?

I found the tail confusing and I've done a few edits. Unfortunately the "sky" behind the squirrel got a bit muddy :(

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Jan-2008/96240-IMGP1485.JPG

Cheers,

LJW
01-02-2008, 09:42 PM
EP, you improved it by the changes you made. Reads much better now, so ignore my previous comment. Jane

tyree
01-03-2008, 05:38 PM
ep...love the vibrant colours youve added to this little guy...nice n lively!!!! tyree:D

sparkling
01-04-2008, 05:14 PM
Julie: very nice streetscene! You made those bright houses even brighter. I've never been to Harlingen before, but from what I can see it reminds me of a candy town :D .

EP: your choice of colors really emphasizes the vivacity of this squirrel. :thumbsup:

eyepaint
01-05-2008, 04:36 PM
Jane, Tyree, and sparkling/Silvia - thank you :)

Shirl Parker
01-05-2008, 05:44 PM
I'm liking what I've seen so far, especially that squirrel, EP, and looking forward to more. I haven't gotten started yet.

Shirl

eyepaint
01-05-2008, 10:35 PM
Shirl - thank you :)

sparkling
01-06-2008, 09:43 AM
Here it is, my squirrel is ready to go (or eat?:lol: ):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jan-2008/97229-op_squirrel2.jpg

Size is ap. 9" x 5,5" (23cm x 14cm), Neopastels on self-made pastelboard. :wave:

Shirl Parker
01-06-2008, 09:51 AM
That's a beauty!

Shirl

sparkling
01-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Thank you very much, Shirl :)

Pat Isaac
01-06-2008, 10:05 AM
Great squirrel, Sylvia and I love your bold color. He is ready to eat or to hide it...

Pat

tyree
01-06-2008, 03:31 PM
silvia...thats a terrific squirrel,,,great bold colours and golden highlights!!!! (no eating please:p ) tyree:wave:

udlamjo
01-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Julie: Nice sketch , i have started do it myself hopefully i will finish it soon

EP: Very colourful squirrel love it

Silvia: Wonderful painting of the squirrel , love the colours you have used, nice new avatar


Míkael :wave:

Shirl Parker
01-06-2008, 03:49 PM
We're talking about the squirrel doing the eating here aren't we? Not being eaten!

Shirl

sparkling
01-07-2008, 07:07 AM
Pat, Tyree and Mikael thank you very much for your nice comments.

And, yes, Shirl we were actually talking about the squirrel eating (or hiding) that nut and Tyree was only joking since she discovered the pun in my sentence. :D

wabbitt
01-07-2008, 11:28 AM
Well done, Silvia! She's a beauty.

LJW
01-08-2008, 11:35 AM
Silvia, I love the colours you have used and you've done a great job getting his tail to read correctly. Jane

Bars
01-11-2008, 02:50 AM
I have done my version of the squirrel, unfortunately after two attempts to upload it . no go keep been told I have sent it to the wrong site. I haven't so will try again some time Bars

LJW
01-11-2008, 03:12 PM
Bars, what method are you using to upload? Have you resized your image? I tend to use the Manage Attachments method which you find when you click on the Go Advanced button in the Quick Reply window. You need to have resized your image to the appropriate size for this method (no larger than 500 pixels wide by 600 pixels high by 72 ppi). If you use the Insert Image button in the tool bar across the top of the Quick Reply window, it will try to resize the image for you, but may not succeed if it's too large to begin with. Can you provide more information so that it is easier for us to help. Jane

Bars
01-12-2008, 02:13 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2008/119075-7-01-2008_8-02-06_p.m._0006_resize.jpg Tried again and hopefully here it is. Got carried away with the colours with this one. Not my best drawing Bars:wave: sorry it is sideways, dont know how to turn it around

Pat Isaac
01-12-2008, 08:13 AM
the color is lively in this painting and I like your addition of the tree trunk.

Pat

Shirl Parker
01-12-2008, 10:48 AM
Bars Painting

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2008/113427-119075-7-01-2008_8-02-06_p.m._0006_resize.jpg

LJW
01-12-2008, 10:54 AM
Thanks, Shirl, for rotating the image - I was just about to post a rotated one myself.

Bars, lots of great colours here, and you've created an interesting scene. Good job on the squirrel. Jane

sparkling
01-12-2008, 03:04 PM
Bars, the squirrel regards that trunk with such a huge curiosity ... what did it hide there?;)

eyepaint
01-12-2008, 03:30 PM
Silvia - your guy is so cute! Super big nut for him to carry!
Mikael - thank you :)
Bars - oh my your guy is so interested in that tree trunk!!

udlamjo
01-12-2008, 08:01 PM
here my painting of harlingen my second OP
try A-S colourfix this time my fingertip is sore:eek: of all blending

12x16 Sennelier op

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jan-2008/116969-h-1e.jpg

C & C Welcome :wave:

Mikael

Shirl Parker
01-12-2008, 08:54 PM
Wow, this is a really good job Mikael.

Shirl

LJW
01-12-2008, 09:06 PM
Mikael, this is fantastic! You've caught the scene so well. Great job on all the door and window details, and the canopy. And your reflections are terrific - omitting the cars gives a sense of abandonment to the buildings. You've clearly got the knack of using OPs. Jane

Bars
01-13-2008, 01:22 AM
:D What is my sqirrel looking for/ Coconut Ice what else:D :D :D Thanks for tuning him around Bars

tyree
01-13-2008, 07:41 AM
bars....what a cute guy,,,now...what is coconut ice?,,,,mikael...excellent work with the detail,,,nice job!!!! tyree:wave:

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
01-13-2008, 08:04 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap: WOW everyone's works are amazing!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Here is mine, and my 2nd oil pastel painting!:eek:
(7.5 x 6.25 inches on cream colourfix, about 1.5 hours)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Jan-2008/89438-Jan08_OP_Single.jpg

C&C desperately needed!!!!!
Thanks for looking!!!!

sparkling
01-13-2008, 09:00 AM
Mikael: I'm amazed to see all the details you've put into that painting. :eek: You are always working so precise. Amazing :thumbsup: . I'm sorry for your fingers. What about using color shapers or tortillons?

Stacey: Nice closeup! This is only your second op painting? Wow! :thumbsup: With what kind of OPs did you work?

Pat Isaac
01-13-2008, 09:15 AM
Wonderful interpretation of the street scene, Mikael. Great color and reflections. You are a natural with the OPs.

Pat

LJW
01-13-2008, 10:16 AM
Stacey, really great crop. I like your use of strong colour, and especially the variation in the pavement. Some of your perspective lines are off - is this intentional? If not, look at the bottom of the glass door with reflections, the top of the step, and the yellow niche - the slope of these lines should match the direction of the slope of the pavement. The vanishing point is off to the left and all the perspective lines should meet at the point. Great job overall. Jane

Pat Isaac
01-13-2008, 10:28 AM
Nice crop, Stacy and good strong color. I agree with Jane about the perspective lines. This is great for your second OP!

Pat

udlamjo
01-13-2008, 11:42 AM
Shirl, Jane, Tyree,Sylvia and Pat

Thanks for your nice comments

I have excluded the cars because easyier not to draw them, but it gives a more spooky feeling over it

I have 15 Colur shapers but use my fingers on large surfaces it's faster



Mikael :rolleyes:

udlamjo
01-13-2008, 12:02 PM
Bars: Cute little Squirrel have litte cunning expression on his face, strong nice colours

Stacey: nice painting for so short time my took more like 8 hours

Mikael :wave:

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
01-13-2008, 05:30 PM
THANKYOU Silvia, LJW, Pat, and Mikael

Silvia - I used gallery OP, they are student grade, but really quite soft.

LJW - Yep I realised that AFTER I finished, so I need to watch out for this next time (thankyou for the information too!)

Bars
01-14-2008, 01:50 AM
:cat: Well Tyree, Coconut Ice is a sweet, coconut,sugar milk,food colouring, all boiled together . Yummy, kids and adults love it. Not good if you are on a diet. Can give the recipe if you want it. Thanks everyone for the comments about my squirrel I really wasn't too sure about him. Bars:thumbsup:

Beautiful_Butterflies_Studio
01-14-2008, 03:34 AM
Coconut Ice is a sweet, coconut,sugar milk,food colouring, all boiled together . Yummy, kids and adults love it. Not good if you are on a diet. Can give the recipe if you want it. Bars:thumbsup:

Can I have it too??????? PLEASE:p

Bars
01-16-2008, 01:24 AM
:cat: To all those who would like the recipe for cocnut ice, where should I post it? Bars

Pat Isaac
01-16-2008, 08:19 AM
I'd put it in the Oil Gusher. Since it has been mentioned in this thread, you could put a link to it here.

Pat

Bars
01-17-2008, 01:20 AM
Thanks Pat I will do that now Bars

tyree
01-17-2008, 06:06 AM
thank you bars, that sounds yummy....~~stacey, wonderful piece, i love how you made the barber bar the focus, great colours too!!! tyree:wave: :clap: :clap:

Pat Isaac
01-17-2008, 08:30 AM
Here is a link to Bars Coconut Ice.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6429466#post6429466

pat

LJW
01-19-2008, 05:00 PM
Here's my entry for the January Challenge. I used a tight crop and simplified the window image by omitting the curtains and the decoration on the reflected fence and one of the cars. Sennelier, Holbein Artist, and Caran d'Ache OPs, with pastel pencil for details, on 6 1/2" X 9 1/2" Artspectrum Colourfix beige. Jane

Shirl Parker
01-19-2008, 05:05 PM
Very nice Jane. Great reflection.

Shirl

Pat Isaac
01-19-2008, 05:08 PM
Great crop, Jane and I like the window reflection.

Pat

tyree
01-19-2008, 10:51 PM
jane,,,its a wonderful unique work,,,love the design to it!!!! tyree:clap: :clap:

LJW
01-19-2008, 11:14 PM
Thanks, Shirl, Pat and Tyree. I found it an interesting challenge to do. Jane

udlamjo
01-19-2008, 11:56 PM
Good crop jane, i like the car best in the reflection

very good job :)

Mikael

sparkling
01-20-2008, 04:47 AM
I ldo not know what I like better, the crop or your painting, because both are very good and creative :clap:

eyepaint
01-20-2008, 03:22 PM
Mikael - love your piece in post 42
Stacey - LOVE the bold diagonal strokes in your piece in post 47
Bars - thanks for the recipe :)
Jane - well you know how to knock my socks off! Brilliant! Wow!

LJW
01-20-2008, 03:50 PM
Mikael, it was your entry that inspired my version. Silvia and EP, thanks. Jane

udlamjo
01-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Thanks jane , you was one of the people who inspired me to begin with OP in the first place

Mikael :rolleyes:

Tracy Lewis
01-21-2008, 12:06 PM
WIP.
I have been working on this for ages. It is begining to drive me crazy. I used a grid to sketch out the drawing, but it seams I wasted my time. These pastels are so cumbersome, that persicion is impossible.

Iam TRYING to do something worthwhile with this media, but I am failing.

Right. Should I get the turps out and blend with that, (as I am dying to do)?

Can a fixative be used, allowing me to add more detail?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2008/101106-scan0006.jpg

LJW
01-21-2008, 01:11 PM
Tracy, can you remind us what size and type of paper, and which OPs you're using. If you are using Wallis or Artspectrum Colourfix paper or canvas board, you can use turpentine. If you are using Canson, or other such types of uncoated paper you can't, as the turps will just soak through. From the look of your painting so far, I would say you do not have enough OPs on the paper for blending. You need to fill in the surface more before they will blend into each other. It may be the hardness of the OPs as well, but try to add more OPs. Jane

Pat Isaac
01-21-2008, 04:01 PM
Yes, I agree with all that Jane said and it does look as if you need more OPs down to get a good blend. It's a good start and I like your color.

Pat

tyree
01-21-2008, 07:29 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2008/65063-op_bldg_2.jpg here is my challenge for the month,,,3''x5 1/4'' on strathmore w/c paper, faber castell op's with a derwent inktense pencil for my shaper...i should have used a grid for perspective, but i usually just eye it....tyree :wave:

Pat Isaac
01-21-2008, 07:35 PM
Wow, this is really bold color, Tyree. Nice crop too. I llike seeing all the different versions of this street scene.

Pat

LJW
01-21-2008, 07:35 PM
Tyree, GREAT colour. You did very well with the perspective doing it freehand. I always tend to use a ruler to make sure everything lines up, except in older buildings where things don't. :lol: Good job. Jane

tyree
01-21-2008, 08:26 PM
:wave: tracy...excellent work with the perspective,,,coming along nicely...:wave: thanks pat and jane,,, i do use a ruler, but have tendencies to colour over the lines:p tyree

Shirl Parker
01-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Paintings like this one Tyree are why the Acrylic crowd calls their challenge "Different Strokes". Well done.

Shirl

sparkling
01-22-2008, 08:49 AM
I would say that it's a tyreefic painting :D , as always :thumbsup:

tyree
01-22-2008, 09:00 PM
:smug: why thank you kindly, shirl and silvia...tyree

Scarefishcrow
01-24-2008, 03:07 PM
WIP.
I have been working on this for ages. It is begining to drive me crazy. I used a grid to sketch out the drawing, but it seams I wasted my time. These pastels are so cumbersome, that persicion is impossible.

Iam TRYING to do something worthwhile with this media, but I am failing.

Right. Should I get the turps out and blend with that, (as I am dying to do)?

Can a fixative be used, allowing me to add more detail?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jan-2008/101106-scan0006.jpg
++++
Tracy:

As someone that has been trying to learn about and do something reasonably good in all sorts of art media, including OP's, after getting interested rather late in life I understand your frustration. However, I think you are being to hard on yourself! The more frustrated you become, the more you begin to try all sorts of things and the more things you do sometimes the worse it seems to get!!! (Been there, STILL DOING THAT).

I would be happy to have something turn out like this on many days. Even if you aren't happy with it, as a whole, look for the parts that did work, or what you may have realized went wrong this time that you can remember to fix on your next project. For example, the reflections in the window is really cool! I probably wouldn't have been able to get that to work.

I think Jane is right that you are probably using OP's that are on the hard side. My guess would be something like Craypass, VanGogh, or perhaps some of the cheaper brands that tend to be rather stiff.

If so, then perhaps try a small set of Neopastels, Holbeins or Senneliers. Yes, they are expensive, but it is probably like trying to learn to play a musical instrument (many of which I have also remained a lifetime beginner at). You will always have more trouble learning to play with a cheap instrument since the quality of the sound is not as good and they are generally harder to keep in tune, etc. These are specifically the frustrations that make continuing to try seem pointless because you might be doing everything right and still not be hearing the proper sound.

I look at art the same way; even though I might not be very good yet, I know that I am much less frustrated since I quit trying to make masterpieces without learning about what brands of materials, appropriateness of each, and studying books on technique till I have ideas running around in my head.

The more critical you are of yourself, and less willing to see even the small progress you are making, the less likely you are to ever succeed. In fact, even great artists still felt frustrated when others were astounded at the beauty of their work!!! It tends to be an occupational and avocational hazzard of trying do things that are creative.

Many artistis have expressed the sentiment that a painting is never really finished, it is a long, continuous journey with periodic stops along the way. Sometimes those stops are brief, other times final, but the idea of the "finished" work is always a matter of perspective and personal decision; there is no formal END. It's done when you say it's done. Others might agree, some might disagree, some might have done it differently, but that doesn't mean it is bad or good. Having visited many art galleries (most recently the Hermitage in St. Petersburg) I have seen artists whose work is hailed as timeless, but I really don't care for it that much. On the other hand, some of the works and artists I absolutely worship, others think are terrible.

I think everyone should study the history of the Impressionist movement and origins. Artists that we stand in awe of today were laughed at and derided. The term Impressionism was actually a derisive term used by critics at the time to describe works like the one Monet produced witht he word Impression in the title. Monet is considered great by most, but there are some of his works I don't like as well as others.

Ok, Ok. I know I'm rambling, but that's the way I am and I learned to live with so the rest of you better as well!

Tracy: Short version--- Don't be so critical of yourself. There are lots of folks around that will be glad to do that for you and it will save you a lot of psychic energy you could expend on trying to use what was good in today's work in tomorrow's project.

Keep painting, keep making mistakes, and keep learning from each one. I doubt there is a novice or master artist alive that doesnlt feel that they could have done better than they did. If it was easy, then what's the challenge and where would you ever get that feeling of accomplishment (big or small) that keeps you going??

Does any of this make sense or is my stream of conscience just gotten stuck???


Bill:wave:

Pat Isaac
01-29-2008, 07:13 PM
Okay, I am going to post my progress so far. I had hoped to finish this today, but alas, it was not to be. I won't have time to work on it again this week, so here it it is. I played around with the colors.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2008/35760-Jan_challenge.JPG

Pat

LJW
01-29-2008, 08:11 PM
Pat, great that you at least got a start on this one. Love the colours you've introduced into the wall and pavement so far. Window's looking good. Hope you'll get a chance to finish it sometime. Jane

AngelaF
01-29-2008, 08:17 PM
Hi, everyone, coming in late -- but better late than never. I've glanced at things here, but did not take the time to comment when running in here really fast. So,...:

Julie - That is a really great sketch of the Harlingen Downtown Distirict -- I wouldn't know you used the cheapies. You captured the scene very well.

EP -- Love your very colorful squirrel -- great job-- especially for only 40 minutes!

Silvia - Your nut addition is wonderful. I like how you handled the values on the squirrel's body -- it has a very good 3D effect. His eye is great too!

Bars - You were very creative with you squirrrel scene -- it is an interesting picture and he looks very lively!

Mikael -- Your street scene is beautiful. Your colors and the reflection in the window are really great -- can't believe it is only your second OP!

Stacey -- Love your bright colors -- very, very well done.

Tracy L.-- I think your colors are great. I think you did a very good job -- ability to do more precise details would depend on the size and would come with practice. Some of us use a colored pencil here and there, alos.

Tyree -- very interesting interpretation! Good hand if you did not use a grid or ruler!

Pat -- Yet antother interesting interpretation of the street scene. I really like your colors thus far -- looking forward to seeing how it ends up!

I spent about five hours on the squirrel between yesterday and today. I did it with Holbeins mainly, some Sennilier with a little colored pencil on a light teal 9X12 velour paper. I added daisy's -- after looking a Lesley Harrison's book on painting animals in (soft) pastel. It is impossible to blend OP's on the velour with one's fingers -- it calls for a different way of working -- but I people do great animals on it with soft pastel and I will keep trying it to see if I can get good effects. I enjoyed doing this, the tail was confusing as has been said, but finally figured it out. C&C welcome. He's a tad bit softer and the flowers show up a little more detailed in real life. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jan-2008/84584-squirrel3_editedRESIjpg.jpg Angela

LJW
01-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Great squirrel, Angela, especially all the colours in his tail. The daisies really add something extra to the scene. Well done. Jane

Pat Isaac
01-29-2008, 09:11 PM
Great squirrel, Angela and the fur texture is super. I, too, like the introduction of the daisies.

I will finish it next week, but know it won't be done by Friday. Thanks.

Pat

AngelaF
01-30-2008, 06:06 PM
Thanks Jane and Pat. I hope you do a thread with you painting, Pat, if it isn"t finished by Friday. Angela

Pat Isaac
02-05-2008, 09:08 AM
A little late, but here is the finish and I see I forgot to finish the stoop. Oh well. On to the next one.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Feb-2008/35760-Jan_challenge.jpg

Pat

LJW
02-05-2008, 10:52 AM
Pat, great finish. Love the colour in the door, and the top of the barber's pole is glowing! Great treatment of the wall, as well. Jane