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Lady Carol
08-17-2008, 10:00 AM
Need help with you masterpiece? This is the place to post it.

noodle1
08-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Left the wave action for a bit and decided to see if I could emulate one of my favorite artists, Nagel. I've always loved his painting and sketches. You'd look at them and never image the amount of colors he actually used. I found simplicity is far more difficult then I thought. Anyway this is no Nagel, but it was fun to see if I could come somewhat close, it's an ebagel..:lol:

Going "supply" shopping, dying to play with Howard's technique. Tend to stay with what I know, or think I know! Acrylic on canvas paper, 15x19.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/139027-3_nagel_spin_off.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/139027-6_nagel_spin_off_close_up.jpg

Elaine

AMuse
08-18-2008, 10:17 AM
That is really nice Elaine!

I'm going to try and work a figure this week I think (after I finish my different strokes... please lord let the ugly stage be over soon... LOL)

I can hardly wait to see what you do with the alcohol technique.... (I wonder if Howard knew what he was unleashing on the boards? LOL )

howyadoin
08-18-2008, 05:38 PM
Left the wave action for a bit and decided to see if I could emulate one of my favorite artists, Nagel. I've always loved his painting and sketches. You'd look at them and never image the amount of colors he actually used. I found simplicity is far more difficult then I thought. Anyway this is no Nagel, but it was fun to see if I could come somewhat close, it's an ebagel..:lol:

Going "supply" shopping, dying to play with Howard's technique. Tend to stay with what I know, or think I know! Acrylic on canvas paper, 15x19.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/139027-3_nagel_spin_off.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/139027-6_nagel_spin_off_close_up.jpg

ElaineNice job. I'm a big Nagel fan, and I think you nailed that one.

eyepaint
08-18-2008, 08:44 PM
Elaine - looks great to me! Have fun with the alcohol experiments and be sure to post them for us to all see :)


Here's a new piece, done from memory, and I've exaggerated some of the scale etc. 12x36" stretched canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5011.jpg

Cheers,

noodle1
08-18-2008, 11:00 PM
Kathy - Thank you. Now to apply that intense simplicity to something of my own, there's a challenge.

EP- Thank you as well. You are endless creativity !

Well I was all excited to try my hand at the technique and I went everywhere, and I mean everywhere except into the city and could not find Isoprobyl alcohol over 70 volume. Came home really disappointed. Did find 99% on line, so if they'll ship it guess I'll have to wait. :(

Bret- Coming from a Nagel fan that's a real compliment, thank you!

Elaine

eyepaint
08-18-2008, 11:14 PM
Elaine - thank you - did you try the liquor store? LOL

eliza ollin
08-18-2008, 11:26 PM
Elaine it looks great! As for the alcohol, I've got the 91%, but I'm still trying to find 99%. Thinking about trying a medical supply before I buy online, but that's the next option--I've been going all over town, arousing the suspicion of the local pharmacists with their "why do you want this???" It's getting old...I toyed with trying to find Everclear after Howya's comments--apparently that stuff's 95%--and banned in Michigan!!! :eek:

I like that panoramic ratio, EP, looking forward to the colors you'll put on it!

Kathy, like minds! I started a figure this weekend--with the alcohol technique! ;)

~~Kathleen
08-18-2008, 11:55 PM
WOW! Elaine, that is wonderful, I think you did very VERY well.
Re the alcohol, If you have a medical supply house around you, they have the alcohol in 99% strength.
What I am beginning, My niece on her Honeymoon in Italy!

(For some reason my yellow pencil just did not show up while sketching, so I overlined it with a soft pencil.
~~Kathleen
The Sketch:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/92567-sketch.jpg


The reference:
With modifications to the scenery and to extend the painting so her one foot fit in for painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/92567-size_of_canvas.JPG

noodle1
08-19-2008, 12:55 AM
EP -did you try the liquor store? LOL Errrrrrr hiccup - yupper! :p

Eliza - That pleases me, thank you!!

Kathleen - And I thank you very very much!
This will be something very special, can't wait to see it come to life.
Modified scenery, well I would have modified it right off the canvas, would scare me to death, like your sketch can see the future in it!

Well I ordered the alcohol from, first-aid product.com...2 16 oz. bottles and 1- 4 oz. 70% spray bottle, must have hiccuped and hit the button, spray bottle was a mistake, oh well. For a grand total of 16.11 course the alcohol only cost me $8.17, the shipping was 7.94 ROFLOL See what you guys did..:lol: :lol: kidding of course it's all Howard's fault!

Elaine

susme48
08-19-2008, 01:47 AM
Bret, thank you for your comment on my painting!! I did not have time to comment before we left! Loving the car!!

Elaine, thank you also! Like your lady!!

Thanks, Kathy! Cannot wait to get home so I can paint...lol!

Eliza, thank you!! Your portrait is great!

Kathleen, Welcome back, and thank you! Love your plant! And your new one!!

EP that looks neat!

Wish I was home...sigh.

howyadoin
08-19-2008, 03:51 AM
The reference:
With modifications to the scenery and to extend the painting so her one foot fit in for painting.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Aug-2008/92567-size_of_canvas.JPGIf I may be so bold, the bottom part of her right foot should be curved, not straight. Remember that you're sorta looking down at it.

OkeeKat
08-19-2008, 09:06 AM
Elaine, Love your painting, not knowing who Nagel is but love what you have done.
EP, looks like your off to a good start!
Kathleen your Sketch is Great!!

~~Kathleen
08-19-2008, 09:49 AM
Thanks everyone.
Bret....Yes, you may be so bold any time you you see something like this in any of my work. It makes me better.
That was just the very basic modification drawing I posted.
Here (probably ) is what the foot will eventually look like.
~~Kathleen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2008/92567-foot.JPG

AMuse
08-19-2008, 11:38 AM
Kathleen - wow... I bet this is going to turn out awesome!!!

I can hardly wait.

howyadoin
08-19-2008, 01:24 PM
Bret, thank you for your comment on my painting!! I did not have time to comment before we left!You're very welcome. It looks great.

meganj
08-19-2008, 01:34 PM
I have two I'm working on, for an art show at the end of the month! Here's the first, not finished, obviously. It is an old theater that is no longer in use (only one in our small town). I wanted it to be a portrait of the theater, and it seems dead. There used to be hula shows there, and I'm thinking about putting some "ghosts" dancing on the top steps with a couple of modern day people sitting on the steps not seeing them.

AMuse
08-19-2008, 02:44 PM
Oh... I missed this... Eliza - I can hardly wait to see your figure (and I can hardly wait to start mine! LOL)

AMuse
08-19-2008, 02:45 PM
Megan... Great start on this. what size is it?

meganj
08-19-2008, 02:53 PM
Doh! 16 x 20. Sorry about that.

AMuse
08-19-2008, 02:57 PM
LOL that's OK - I forget all the time too... and have been gently reminded! :D

eyepaint
08-19-2008, 03:13 PM
Eliza - thank you

Kathleen - great sketch! This is gonna be a GREAT painting. Love that blue water and sandy beach, mmmmm ....

Elaine - when your booze order arrives, remember that it's for your artwork and not for drinking, lol :)

Susan - thank you

Kathie - thank you

meganj - looks great! Is this on the Big Island?

Kathy - your comment to Eliza is funny :)

eyepaint
08-19-2008, 03:15 PM
An update on my seascape. I redid the sky and water, and added the distant mountains.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5044.jpg

... pay no attention to the dried drips :)

Cheers,

AMuse
08-19-2008, 03:18 PM
An update on my seascape. I redid the sky and water, and added the distant mountains.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5044.jpg

... pay no attention to the dried drips :)

Cheers,

LOL "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" ;)

This is really coming together EP! I think it's going to be beautiful. :)

eyepaint
08-19-2008, 03:20 PM
LOL "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" ;)

Oh, yay, you use this reference, too!!

Thank you :) :) :)

phobden
08-19-2008, 04:57 PM
Started this one Today:
Canvas 70 x 50 cm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2008/100883-SaintCroixPlaceduMarche_1.jpg

AMuse
08-19-2008, 04:59 PM
I'm always so impressed with your underpaintings Peter. :)

noodle1
08-19-2008, 09:02 PM
Kathie - Here's a site you can see some of his work in the gallery section if you like. Thank you too! Wait till ya see his work, he was amazing.
http://www.patricknagel.com/html/gallery.html

Megan - Very nicely done! Interesting idea the ghosts and people sitting on the steps. Can't wait to see what you do.

EP - love the water, coming together beautifully! Alcohol on it's way, so excited I hope I get something good going. Watching the video I'm wondering if, as he did in transferring a print, could you transfer a computer orientated piece and combine both worlds. Ahead of myself, first things first
:lol:

Peter - I love watching your work come together. This will be yet another magnificent piece I'm sure.


Elaine

eliza ollin
08-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Oh... I missed this... Eliza - I can hardly wait to see your figure (and I can hardly wait to start mine! LOL)
OK Kathy, here's where it's at right now. Your turn!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Aug-2008/113295-REDentranced1_14.JPG

~~Kathleen
08-19-2008, 10:51 PM
Oh my Eliza!
That is fabulous!
Do you have much more to do on it?
~~Kathleen

AMuse
08-19-2008, 11:07 PM
Oh Eliza! I love it!

what size is it?

eliza ollin
08-19-2008, 11:24 PM
Oh my Eliza!
That is fabulous!
Do you have much more to do on it?
~~Kathleen

THANKS Kathleen! I am currently in love with this one...
Much more to do? Oh I hope not! But ask Bret :)--I got it this far, am *almost really happy* with it, but that headspace! I didn't leave enough room for her head...so I PM'd Bret right away, he's so good with crops, I really like his compositional sensibility, so I wanted to get his opinion. (Everybody else feel free to let me know your thoughts, too!) Still exploring whether to leave it as, change the postion of her head, or repaint...

Kathy, thanks! and it's a 12x9 on cradled Blick Board. Montana gold, alcohol and fluid acrylics so far...

I used a sketch from a life drawing class last fall as my ref--I knew if was a good idea to save them! Can't wait to pull out some more--and get to more sketch sessions!

phobden
08-20-2008, 04:32 AM
Eliza, I think the crop is fine. Even if it gets framed and the top of the head is slightly hidden it's still ok in my opinion.

noodle1
08-20-2008, 08:42 AM
eliza - wow that's fantastic! Framing her at best you'll loose what about 1/4", I think it's fine, just me but I like it the way it is. Very cool!

Elaine

AMuse
08-20-2008, 10:23 AM
OK Folks - grab your shades!:cool:

I finally finished my super bright, abstract, funky, freeform stargazer lily. :D





http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/104029-Lily.jpg

phobden
08-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Very striking, Kathy. And I think it works.

AMuse
08-20-2008, 11:18 AM
Thank you Peter. I had so much fun painting it. I'm not usually so bold so this was really stepping out of my comfort zone.

eyepaint
08-20-2008, 11:38 AM
Peter - great sky underpainting

Elaine - thank you

Eliza - COOOOOOL!!!

Kathy - wild and cheerful!


Here's an update on my seascape. For some reason I changed from a purple/blue palette to the blue/greys for the landmasses and I'm thinking it's not working. Do you think I should revise the landmasses to keep to the blue/purple palette?


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5047.jpg

Cheers,

noodle1
08-20-2008, 12:09 PM
Kathy - Wow Wow and Wow. I really like this. I'm not very bold myself but when I see it I think why not it works when you do it right, as you did!

EP Only personally, I like the color shift in the background masses, but
I'm thinking a return to your original colors in the larger foreground mass would be more stunning. Actually you could use the grey/blue to suggest the depth of ridges etc., but over all I think the purple/blues work, would change the mood so I guess it's really what you're expressing not so much what I would like to see.:) Humble opinion only. Looking good tho, really good!

Elaine

AMuse
08-20-2008, 12:12 PM
Thanks Elaine :)

EP - here is my thought. it seems to me that the foreground land is now in shadow now and the background is in the sun. I was thinking that the blue/purple throughout would have been my choice (but I'm not you!)

phobden
08-20-2008, 12:58 PM
Thank you Peter. I had so much fun painting it. I'm not usually so bold so this was really stepping out of my comfort zone.

As I read somewhere in one of my books on creativity: If it scares you that's maybe where you should go.

phobden
08-20-2008, 01:07 PM
Here's an update on my seascape. For some reason I changed from a purple/blue palette to the blue/greys for the landmasses and I'm thinking it's not working. Do you think I should revise the landmasses to keep to the blue/purple palette?
I like it like that. perhaps just some hints of purple/red in the land masses (or even the water) might help it vibrate.

~~Kathleen
08-20-2008, 01:23 PM
Hey Kathy....any of the "Star" series of the Orientals are an "In your Face" type of lily!
This Lily says it all so well.:thumbsup:
EP....This is coming along wonderfully.
Peter, I am sure you posted another beginning, but I can't find it!
Let it suffice to know that I will be watching anyhow!:lol:
I am mixing the paints for the painting of my niece, so nothing to show there.
But....While I am taking my time on that one, I have begun another botanical The background is lighter in this one because the fronds are so dark.
this time "Euphorbia" 16" X 20" on canvas.
~~Kathleen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/92567-layout.jpg

phobden
08-20-2008, 01:40 PM
Here's an update. EP enjoy the sky underpainting while it lasts it will soon be covered by sky!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/100883-SaintCroixPlaceduMarche_2.jpg

AMuse
08-20-2008, 01:51 PM
Thanks Kathleen :D I can hardly wait to see how your new works turn out.

Peter... I think you are right about stuff that scares us. It seems like my best (and most exciting) works come from outside my comfort zone.

I love watching your paintings progress Peter.

phobden
08-20-2008, 03:56 PM
OK here's the sky

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/100883-SaintCroixPlaceduMarche_3.jpg

Bright Eyes
08-20-2008, 05:37 PM
Wow Peter, thats looking great! I love seeing pictures of the paintings as they are coming along!:clap:

howyadoin
08-20-2008, 07:22 PM
Well, this one's nearly done: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2782658004_26b1c79f68_o.jpg No idea what the problem is with the text formatting, though.

noodle1
08-20-2008, 09:04 PM
Kathleen I'm really liking this background!
The only Euphorbia I'm familiar with is the Milii (Crown of thorns) it'll be fantastic anyway, but which one is it? :) I do love your botanicals!

Bret- this is really something, WOW! I'm in awe.

Elaine

noodle1
08-20-2008, 09:38 PM
Well, this one's nearly done: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/2782658004_26b1c79f68_o.jpg No idea what the problem is with the text formatting, though.just used avitar as example. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/139027-4_willie_.jpgLooks like "wrap-around", usually typographical program to insert image within text.


Take it out of the text line/space (skipping a couple lines) should correct the automatic text wrapping. Text before or after on same line or space will be automatically set in some graphic programs. Don't know what they use but that's what it looks like to me.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Aug-2008/139027-4_willie_.jpg

Elaine

eliza ollin
08-20-2008, 10:39 PM
Here's an update on my seascape. For some reason I changed from a purple/blue palette to the blue/greys for the landmasses and I'm thinking it's not working. Do you think I should revise the landmasses to keep to the blue/purple palette?

Cheers,

EP, I think this is looking stunning! Really coming together! I like the grays...I'm not a landscape painter, so I don't feel like I can give you much color advice, but I agree with what I'm hearing about keeping the background masses gray and maybe adding some color and maybe some sun, to the forground...

mpattie
08-20-2008, 10:59 PM
Kathy, amazing lily. It certainly commands one's attention.
EP, your seascape is looking great. I like the shift in color. It adds a dramatic feel to the painting.
Kathleen. Neat background. Looking forward to watching this unfold.
Peter, really really nice. Love the sky.
Bret, that is quite a painting and all the little spots of color looks very hard to do. You did it very well.
Right now I am just blocking in a painting of my dog in my art class and he currently looks like a monster form H***. I am putting him aside until he gets some more professional help. So I think tomorrow I will start a landscape just for the fun of it.
Happy painting all,
Pat

Café LoLa
08-20-2008, 11:04 PM
Here's my latest. Experimenting with acrylic mediums and abstract.

Started off trying to do some abstract, but I really can't get away from representational work.

I was experimenting with Golden fibre paste, which gives a homemade paper feel to the surface, and it's quite interesting. Also experimenting with light molding paste and garnet gel.

Still more to do though, particularly on the flower. Thinking about using a little bit of the molding paste for petals, to bring about a slight sculptural quality. I definitely like the fibre paste as a surface ground.

Café LoLa
08-20-2008, 11:06 PM
Bret - wow. nice car. I really like the color of the car.
EP - It's looking good. I think maybe part of what's not working is the symmetry of the mountain range. It's too even, too level, if you know what I mean? It's almost the horizon line with some bumps. Maybe add some varying light purple greys to create depth in the range? But I like how you have the colours.

howyadoin
08-20-2008, 11:31 PM
Here's my latest. Experimenting with acrylic mediums and abstract.

Started off trying to do some abstract, but I really can't get away from representational work.

I was experimenting with Golden fibre paste, which gives a homemade paper feel to the surface, and it's quite interesting. Also experimenting with light molding paste and garnet gel.

Still more to do though, particularly on the flower. Thinking about using a little bit of the molding paste for petals, to bring about a slight sculptural quality. I definitely like the fibre paste as a surface ground.That's got a nice feel to it. The background almost looks like rusted metal.

susme48
08-21-2008, 12:42 AM
Wow, everyone is doing such wonderful things this week, and last! Wondering when I will have time to paint...lol! Maybe this weekend, who knows! Been trying to catch up reading the last of last week and all of this week...these are so great!

howyadoin
08-21-2008, 05:16 AM
A new painting just begun:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2782975853_687a2b4d48_o.jpg

36 x 12 canvas.

kwg
08-21-2008, 05:24 AM
Wow! Lots of really cool work in here. I'm working on a giant hibiscus, on a 2'x2' natural linen canvas. Never used one before-- thought I'd give it a try:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/124322-hibiscus1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/124322-hibiscus.jpg

noodle1
08-21-2008, 08:41 AM
Peter - Very beautiful, always even in the beginning stages, awesome!

Laurie - Looking good! Not familiar with what you're using but sounds really interesting.

Bret - well executed sketch, I see what eliza was saying about your cropping. Can't wait til the color begins.

Karen - This is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors, so alive, exceptional rendition. Really like it!!

Elaine

kwg
08-21-2008, 09:00 AM
I think I'm calling this done. C & C welcome!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/124322-hibiscus3.jpg

AMuse
08-21-2008, 11:00 AM
Oh - Bret... I bet this is going to be stunning!

Karen - that is beautiful!

OK Peter - what's next!!!??? LOL

eliza ollin
08-21-2008, 12:21 PM
Eliza, I think the crop is fine. Even if it gets framed and the top of the head is slightly hidden it's still ok in my opinion.

eliza - wow that's fantastic! Framing her at best you'll loose what about 1/4", I think it's fine, just me but I like it the way it is. Very cool!

Elaine

Thanks EP, Peter, and Elaine! I really appreciate your comments about the crop. I am painting the sides, and intend it to be unframed, so that helps, but it's the thin cradle, only 3/4", so it is frameable, and yeah, I think you would lose 1/4", which is exactly how much space is there, so that bugs me even more--I woudn't want the frame to kiss the top of her head, I'd want it to either crop into it or have some space. I am strongly considering letting that go, though, I want to get through this one and on to the next. Working on it today, we shall see what comes of it!

Btw Peter, so good to see you back! I always love your posts, you're underpaintings are so reassuring somehow...(I know, this barely makes sense, but that's how I feel!)
Howya, I love that chrome!!!
KWG, love that hibiscus, they are beautiful flowers, you are really showing it off! I like that crop and you've done really well with the movement and drawing of those petals. One thing, though, and I may be wrong, but I wish the center was darker, to give it more depth (and maybe the BG on bottom a bit lighter?)...my eye is really drawn to the dark on the bottom, and I'd rather it be drawn to the flower...

kwg
08-21-2008, 12:47 PM
RE: "KWG, love that hibiscus, they are beautiful flowers, you are really showing it off! I like that crop and you've done really well with the movement and drawing of those petals. One thing, though, and I may be wrong, but I wish the center was darker, to give it more depth (and maybe the BG on bottom a bit lighter?)...my eye is really drawn to the dark on the bottom, and I'd rather it be drawn to the flower..."

Great suggestion! I totally agree and will fix that. Thanks so much for your input!!

eyepaint
08-21-2008, 01:07 PM
Elaine and Kathy - thank you. The change of colour schemes was bugging me too much so check out the update.

Peter - thanks for your suggestion. I added purple to the water. Oh no, the sky underpainting is covered ... :( :)

Kathleen - thank you. Love the bg!

Bret - looks great! (Car finish + bike beginning)

Eliza - thank you. Hmmm now I"m mulling over greying out the distant mountains

Pat - thank you. I've changed the colour scheme a bit in the update

Laurie - love the loose bg!! Thank you. Good idea about the distant mountain range being too symmetrical.

Karen - stunning! What do you think of painting on the linen? Did you use clear gesso? I have two linen canvases but haven't started them.

eyepaint
08-21-2008, 01:09 PM
Update:

Changed the colours in the landmasses; added a touch of purple to the water.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5075.JPG



Still to do: make the distant mountains more irregular, and possibly grey them out a bit to make them recede.

Cheers,

~~Kathleen
08-21-2008, 01:18 PM
Hi everyone, looks like we all have been busy!
EP....Looooookong good:thumbsup:
KWG...Beautiful flower, having never seen one in real life, no comments/critiques other than
"What a lovely delicate flower!"
Where I am at now;
For whomever that asked, this Euphorbia is the genus "Waringae"
Only two layers of paint on the fronds so far, I kind of wanted to try one to get the feeling of the green as it is (for the most part) very dark.
When I have done them all, each frond will have to be serrated and edged in red!(An I a fool/crazy or what?):eek:
~~Kathleen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/92567-sketch_2.jpg

susme48
08-21-2008, 01:54 PM
"Serrated and edged in red"....yep, you're crazy. But I have faith in your abilities!!

Loving all the work going on here!!

noodle1
08-21-2008, 02:57 PM
Kathleen I was the dodo who asked what kind..thanks
This is coming along well,each frond will have to be serrated and edged in red! maybe not nuts but :eek: the payoff will be however
amazing!

EP- what a difference the color shift made, liking it very much.:thumbsup:


Elaine

Café LoLa
08-21-2008, 03:00 PM
EP - a big improvement! When you start to grey in, just pick one or two parts of the range to grey. You want to create some depth so you can practically see some ravines without actually seeing ravines. :)

AMuse
08-21-2008, 03:17 PM
EP - YAY - I"m glad you changed your palette back! :)

Kathleen... I can hardly wait to see it!

eyepaint
08-21-2008, 06:54 PM
Kathleen - thank you. Serrated red edges? Crazy :)

Elaine - thank you

Laurie - thank you. I've also worked on the mountain range - see the update

Kathy - thank you.

eyepaint
08-21-2008, 06:56 PM
Ok here's an update:
- muted the sky
- tried to make the peaks a bit more irregular
- greyed out the base of the range

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5088.jpg

Cheers,

AMuse
08-21-2008, 07:07 PM
very nice! :)

Shirl Parker
08-21-2008, 07:10 PM
Looking good EP, especially the irregularity change.

kwg
08-21-2008, 07:25 PM
RE: What do you think of painting on the linen? Did you use clear gesso? I have two linen canvases but haven't started them.


Hi EP,

The canvas came coated with clear gesso. The client has lots of natural fibers in neutral tones in her home and she loves it. It's a gallery wrap canvas, so I'm painting to the edge and leaving the sides "raw" and some raw canvas peeking through the painting. I'm enjoying working on it but I wish I had the GO (Golden Open) acrylics everyone's is talking about.... I tried to order some last night after reading all the posts, but the sets are back-ordered. Should come next week... painting will be done by then.

Café LoLa
08-21-2008, 07:59 PM
EP - yes!!! excellent!

eyepaint
08-21-2008, 09:02 PM
Kathy, Shirl, and Laurie - thank you :) Great suggestions from great artists :)


Karen - thanks for your note. Maybe mine has clear gesso on it. Why did you feel you needed the GOs - because the canvas was thirsty? Or because it would allow blending?



Cheers,

kwg
08-21-2008, 10:45 PM
Why did you feel you needed the GOs - because the canvas was thirsty? Or because it would allow blending?

Because I'm playing with water-soluable oils and still working in acrylics, but the GO sounds like a great medium-- stays wet longer... I'm intrigued and I always wanted to paint a big flower (a la O'Keefe) and use a smooth blending technique. The canvas actually has a fairly strong gessoed surface.

vigvig
08-22-2008, 04:40 AM
This week, I am working on this crying baby
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/117927-100B5730.JPG

eliza ollin
08-22-2008, 09:37 AM
Great work Vig--you have such a recognizable style. What's the size?

noodle1
08-22-2008, 10:30 AM
vigvig - Oh I remember those faces!

Wonderful style, I'd maybe change the mouth a bit, but it's not about what I would do it's about what you do. It's truly wonderful.

Elaine

~~Kathleen
08-22-2008, 11:24 AM
Morning all!
Vig....I want to pick up the little guy and just snoozle him.:heart:
Slow work here, got all the green painted, and am now edging the fronds in a deep maroon. The edging is not all that obvious, but I do think it actually makes a difference in the depth of the fronds.
(One down three to go)
~~Kathleen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/92567-sketch3.JPG

phobden
08-22-2008, 12:41 PM
My sunny square - an update

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/100883-SaintCroixPlaceduMarche_4.jpg

mpattie
08-22-2008, 12:56 PM
:wave: Hi all! I started this one yest. It is 16x20 canvas. It is from a picture I took a few weeks ago while at the old Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. The boat is black but I am thinking about changing the color. What do you guys think? The rigging is only charcoaled in at this point and the boat blocked. All the little lines are out of my comfort zone but I am willing to try it.
Pat

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/134993-100_0624.jpg

susme48
08-22-2008, 03:43 PM
Wow everyone is doing wonderful stuff this week!!

vigvig
08-22-2008, 04:27 PM
Eliza: it's a 24X24 Thanks for your comment
ynutp: I really like the colors. Are you working from a reference pic?

vigvig
08-22-2008, 04:28 PM
mpattie, that's a really great start. I cant wait to see the finished product

noodle1
08-22-2008, 05:10 PM
Kathleen -Coming along nicely. No the edge color not all that visible (on screen) but it does make a difference, specially since the others aren't done you can see it.
Terrific!

Peter love the shadow play and the comp angle and the colors and well
what's not to like, it's absolutely you and it's wonderful!

mpattie - hmm don't know about changing the hull, if I were to give myself license I'd probably add a little hint of a rust look towards the bow maybe(unless it's a wooden boat of course),that might give a little color lift to the black, but I think it'll look great overall with a black hull continuing with your highlighting, but I think it looks great in this stage, nice job!
Elaine

howyadoin
08-22-2008, 05:20 PM
So I've refined the drawing of the Indian after doing more research:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/2785641371_aa45ca455a_o.jpg

Now it's occurred to me that I should've laid down the textures before I started doing the linework. Duh.

So now I'll trace it all onto layout paper, get out the super heavy gesso and a knife, and obliterate all traces of what I've drawn on the canvas so far. That'll give me the chance to further tighten up the drawing, so there's something positive, anyway.

Bright Eyes
08-22-2008, 05:36 PM
Peter-I may have missed it but where is this place that your painting? Its making me miss Mexico and awful lot, but I realized it could be anywhere. Either way, its turning out great! I'm from the southwest and up here in Alaska we just don't get those dry, hot, sunny summer days.

Howyadoin- I don't know if you use acrylic gels but the golden line has some really thick gels that could be used as texture. They dry a mottled see through so you would still be able to see the drawing underneath. I've put on up to a third of an inch and can still see pencil on white backing. Your pic being white and black you could put all you want on there and not have any problems.

~~Kathleen
08-22-2008, 05:59 PM
I really like the colors. Are you working from a reference pic? Actually, it is a composite of a bunch of pictures I found on line.
I Have been looking for specifically plants that are unusual/beautiful and present a unique flower/and or stems.
It began with my Split Leaf Philodendron .
the last one "Papaya" and this one constructed the same way.
Here are my reference pics for the final drawing....
~~Kathleen
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/92567-composite.JPG

howyadoin
08-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Howyadoin- I don't know if you use acrylic gels but the golden line has some really thick gels that could be used as texture. They dry a mottled see through so you would still be able to see the drawing underneath. I've put on up to a third of an inch and can still see pencil on white backing. Your pic being white and black you could put all you want on there and not have any problems.Y'know, that's a pretty good point. Something to think about, for sure.

Thanks, you might've just saved me a few steps.

OkeeKat
08-22-2008, 07:09 PM
Wow some great paintings!!! I'm gonna get started on mt next tomorrow I hope!!

howyadoin
08-22-2008, 07:14 PM
Wow some great paintings!!! I'm gonna get started on mt next tomorrow I hope!!Yeah, it's been quite a week. What've you got planned?

AMuse
08-22-2008, 07:32 PM
Hi All - I'm starting something special this week (well two things)

one is a gift for a friends mom who is in a nursing home with MS - she loves Lilacs - so I'm going to give her something to look at for her room (it's big though! since she has to see it from her bed - fingers crossed)

the other is my class project for my abstract art class... based on the word "Order"... I'm a bit stumped on this one and I have to start it on Monday!

~~Kathleen
08-22-2008, 07:44 PM
For "Order" just a thought.
With both little ones now beginning school this year, how about something that you have to "Order" about yourself to adapt to these changes?
Love the Lilac picture idea, keep us posted on both though!
~~Kathleen

eliza ollin
08-22-2008, 07:53 PM
Kathy--OK, you need to do both of those, but I just have to say this: Heeeeyyyy! What about the figure??? I've been waiting all week to see it :) Ah well, at least your teaser got me to post mine...

AMuse
08-22-2008, 09:46 PM
Eliza, I do have something to show you... if I can get a picture! :-)

eyepaint
08-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Karen - thanks for your note

vig - gorgeous! I particularly like how a crying baby in a painting is silent to my ears :)

Kathleen - Was it the topmost leaves that you edged? Oh, wait, maybe the bottom right plant? (I think you're left handed, yes?)

Peter - great blues in your sky

Pat - great start. I recommend you make the boat hull something like deep purple instead of black.

Bret - oops don't you hate when that happens?

eyepaint
08-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Cross-posting from the WDE:

Here's Po the Panda having a snack. Acrylics on 8x8" stretched linen. Two hours on the (wet?) nose.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/96240-IMGP5103.jpg

This guy reminds me of the Panda Sneeze video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk

And the remake by some nuns from Sister Act the Musical:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04e1XVyzJ-k

Cheers,

~~Kathleen
08-22-2008, 11:39 PM
Bret....I'd make a tracing just in case anyhow, never hurts.
(Excellent drawing though)
EP....Yep it reminded me of the sneezing Panda video as well! LOL
Pat....I tend to agree with EP on the hull....you will be changing the black eventually anyhow to achieve shadows anyhow.


EP, actually I am right handed, but I twist and turn the canvas as I paint:lol:
There are only two layers of glazing on it as of yet, and the fronds will all be touched up as the painting develops.
I was sidetracked when my grandson called me in tears wanting me to "Make a new RED light saber" for his Darth Vader that his little brother broke!
(Mission accomplished and one very happy grandson is now in bed)
I do have my priorities you know!
Here is an up-date on mine!
As you can see, the red is barely visable, and that is the way it should be.
I think I will take a break and work on the bulb for a bit.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2008/92567-sketch5.jpg

mpattie
08-23-2008, 01:04 AM
Thanks VIg and Elaine, EP and Kathleen. I thought about purple and red, hubby suggested Aqua. I will have to ponder on it. I got the midground and the water almost finished this afternoon before the grandkids got here.
Kathleen, your painting is looking awesome. Will this have a blossom? With the grandkids, I do understand priorities. They always come first.
EP, love the panda. He is so adorable and sweet.
Peter, I love the way you capture the essence of sunshine and shadow.
Bret, looking forward to seeing yours develop.
Happy painting,
Pat

noodle1
08-23-2008, 01:42 PM
EP - Awwww, I love pandas and hes' soooooo good!:thumbsup:

Elaine

~~Kathleen
08-23-2008, 02:09 PM
Worked a lot overnight on this one, and have to go out for the afternoon, so thought I'd post the up-date before I go!
mainly, I worked on the bulb.
How can something that looks so simple be so complicated?

Pat, it will have a cluster of blossoms centered on one of the fronds, I am not sure where yet. More than likely, either the top right fronds or the
top left ones.
The blossoms are tiny bell-like faded pink ones (almost a white)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/92567-sketch_006.jpg
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Rachete
08-23-2008, 03:27 PM
ynutp - this is going to be a beautiful painting. Takes some skill to balance one like this.

part time artist
08-23-2008, 06:22 PM
this is the painting I have just finished on my easel.It is of a grandson of an old school friend. I am now working on a painting of his other grandson

~~Kathleen
08-23-2008, 06:58 PM
Thanks Ratchet, It will look very nice with the other two in the same series already completed.
And Welcome to W/C Acrylics, make your self at home, you will find there is a great bunch of kind informative people here.

PTA....Great looking little one, I am sure your friend will be delighted with them!
~~Kathleen

OkeeKat
08-24-2008, 12:18 AM
I decided to do my owl friend who visited me recently!! did a wip post on him...

Reference photo:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/137439-Owlcloseup2IF.jpg
this is where I am so far. mostly worked on his eyes.. rest is mostly only blocked it right now.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/137439-Owl1Cif.jpg

OkeeKat
08-24-2008, 12:21 AM
PTA, adorable Grandson. great job on the cutie!!
EP great panda!! Po's so cuddly!!
Bret, Loved your car.. great!!, Your Indian is looking great!!

Bright Eyes
08-24-2008, 02:04 AM
PTA- Adorable picture! I love the eyes! Perfect depth and twinkle!

Kathie- Love the owl. Has lots of character. Looks like it wants to bite some ones finger off! :thumbsup: