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10-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Let's do a photo paint along. We'll give it two months, breaking off a couple weeks before Christmas. I tried to select 6 photos that reminded me of classical paintings.
Lets have fun. Paint or draw in monotones or colors; try imitating a style - whatever these scenes inspire you to do. It's open ended.
The sewing room scene reminds me of Matisse with all the patterns and textures. The houses with tumble weeds resonates with some what of Palmer .
How about it. What are you reminded of???? I bet you can paint it.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Oct-2008/88676-489865833_82b612ce6b.jpg

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10-11-2008, 12:40 AM
Hi azul. Marvellous photos. I am glad we have 2 months to do this project!! I really like the woman sewing but I like the landscapes and man working too. It may take 2 months for me to decide what to pick!! Many thanks for setting this project up.

10-12-2008, 04:46 PM
thanks for stopping in June.

Mony G
10-13-2008, 06:56 AM
The autumn landscape is lovely!

10-13-2008, 12:34 PM
Hi Ho Mony - glad you stopped in

10-16-2008, 11:13 AM
Hey June, Mony,
Azul, I like the woman sewing too :D
Great selection of images!
Your a great hostess!:heart:

I fell last night, so this morning I feel pretty rough, lol,
wasn't a pretty classical scene though ;)
hope to join in the group.

10-17-2008, 12:47 AM
Hi Mony and Nickel. Hope you are feeling better now Nickel!

Lauren F-M
10-18-2008, 09:41 AM
Nickel -- I hope you are feeling better soon! :D

I just found this thread -- very interesting, and I like two photos for this project: the coffee pot one and the woman sewing. Are these photos from the WC photo ref. library? I'm just wondering about it, in case I do a painting; want to make sure there is no copyright problem if i show it somewhere in the future. :confused:

I am finally painting in oils again, after many years away, so this project appeals a lot to me. However, we are having laminate flooring put in 2 rooms this week; one being my studio and the other being the bedroom. Both have LOTS of shelves and stuff to move, so I won't be able to do any art there until after I set the studio up again. :eek:
Good news, is I expect I'll find all kinds of things that have gone missing... :lol:

I hope to spend more time in the Classical channel, and look forward to what folks will be painting in this thread! :thumbsup:

Cheers, Lauren :wave:

10-19-2008, 11:45 PM
Hey Lauren, it's so cool to get new floors! ;D
I bet they will be real pretty.
It will be wonderful to see your paintings in oils.
Do you use board or canvas?

Azul I'd love a close up of you in the last photo.
It's a very beautiful picture.
I'm loving those blue walls!!!!

June, Lauren, I fell on my right knee, oh momma did it hurt!!!
I don't know why I can't fall without flying through the air first?
Thanks both, I feel better!

I hope everyone has a great week!

10-25-2008, 11:49 PM
Hi all - been a very busy week sorry to get back to you so late but my I hope you are just a bit bruised, Nickel. And do you have a flicker membership? I can post that photo on my flicker and you can get it any size you like....in fact I am not sure you even need a member ship. Well it is late now so I'll do this tommorrow. Or if not maybe I can just post a bigger version, We'll figure out something.

Lauren the two photo's you are interested were taken by my husband and you are welcome to use them however you wish. I will post both of them on flicker if you like, if that would be better?

11-05-2008, 01:10 PM
Okay, I finally got some time to paint. Here's the young man working on the ladder. Watercolor

11-06-2008, 02:30 AM
Beautiful study, azul. I like the limited palette. He really looks as if he is concentrating on his work. I love the trees in the background.

I haven't started anything for this project yet. I am a slow-coach!!

11-06-2008, 12:14 PM

I managed a quick charcoal and soft pastel sketch of azul sewing. (9 by 12 ins on pastel paper).

The photo reminded me of work by Degas and so I used softies.

I like the image and so I may do a more considered painting, hopefully by the end of the month.

Thanks for the photos azul!!:thumbsup:

11-07-2008, 09:52 AM
Azul, I thought the ladder man would be the most difficult to do, but you did a great job.

June, Azul sewing is just lovely.

Here is my quick take on the sewing lady. Will try a more painterly one later.


11-08-2008, 06:11 AM
Hi Trafford, what a fun take on the sewing lady. I like how you took the idea and did your own composition.

11-10-2008, 11:57 AM
June - this is lovely, alot of light bouncing around, and all the stroke marks,

Trafford - fun humor, you took the ball and ran with it alright, I like your whimscal style.

11-14-2008, 10:59 AM
I did some detail work on Nate with pen

11-14-2008, 03:56 PM
I like that pen work. Just enough detail. Sharpens it up beautifully.