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Laura Brito
08-04-2002, 02:14 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Glass Bottles a la Pastel
Project Leader: Laura Brito
Relative Difficulty: Medium
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Still Life
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

I have a large collection of pretty glass bottles of all shapes and sizes and they tend to be a good interesting topic for pastel paintings. I thought I would share these with everyone else. You can of course use your own bottle <grin>

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=262)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Laura Brito
08-04-2002, 03:31 PM
I really have a hard time with glass in paintings, I do not seem able to get the translucency that I desire. So I am hoping this project will help me figure that portion of it out.

If anyone else has tips please post them to this thread as well!

Thank you
Laura

Laura Brito
08-04-2002, 03:55 PM
Here are a bunch more pictures of bottles for the project. Hope you guys enjoy this!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle9.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle1.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Aug-2002/bottle8.jpg

Laura

sundiver
08-04-2002, 05:03 PM
Oooohhhh, look at those bottles!
But which one to pick.............??? :)

KarenU
08-04-2002, 05:53 PM
Okay...I'm in! :D....but like Sundiver says....which one to pick! They are all so beautiful. Should be an interesting project Laura, I have only tried to do glass once, and not very effectively I might add!

hlee
08-04-2002, 09:42 PM
Hallo -

Just signed up ... oh yes, what a wide collection of exquisite bottles! :p With my minimal capabilities at pastel, I'm only afraid I may not be able to do them justice :( ...

Laura Brito
08-04-2002, 10:57 PM
Oh I think all of us can use practice on this item! glass is hard to do but probably once you figure it out it will be easier (I didn't say easy hehe)

Enjoy!
Laura

Birdie
08-05-2002, 12:12 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13556

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/9304/tn_bottle2.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Birdie
08-05-2002, 12:15 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13556

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/9304/tn_bottle2.jpg

Nice start on this project....I can't wait to get started...give me a few days...just got back from Girl Scout camp so I am still recovering:(

Birdie:rolleyes:

P.S. not sure what happened with my last post....:confused:

JustjoGA
08-05-2002, 04:41 PM
Count me in... I just unearhed ALL my art supplies and can finally get busy one one of these... Beautiful bottle collection, Laura...

KarenU
08-05-2002, 04:50 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13556

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/9304/tn_bottle2.jpg

Great job Laura!! Love the color palette and the beautiful fabric beneath the bottle!

I'm still looking over the photos and trying to decide which one to do first! :D

CarlyHardy
08-05-2002, 11:12 PM
Laura, this will be fun and I haven't done a project in a long time. I bought some glass bottles recently on sale at a Michaels...I can't seem to pass us anything that only cost a quarter!!

Off to join your project

I'm working on some small pieces of MiTientes...4x6...so maybe I can do more than one! LOL

carly

Jakeally
08-06-2002, 01:51 PM
Hi Laura.....What a fab idea for a project.....I have just downloaded 2 pictures and I will have a go tomorrow.
Brilliant photos bye the way....and what a stunning collection of glass.
Ooooops.....I suppose I should go and sign up now:D

hlee
08-06-2002, 02:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13556

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/9304/tn_bottle2.jpg

Elegant texture and colours on the glass ...

TeAnne
08-06-2002, 06:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13575

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

Your imagination is incrediable. I love this so much. How big?

TeAnne
08-06-2002, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by hlee
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/9304/tn_bottle2.jpg

Elegant texture and colours on the glass ...
I like this purple bottle :)

DLGardner
08-07-2002, 12:56 AM
I need to do this project too. I avoid glass in my paintings because I have no confidence. Would someone who is good at this please give us some pointers?

By the way that bottle collection is gorgous. Looks like you have some very old ones there.

I think I will try a glass or bottle of my own so I can study it closer.

Laura Brito
08-07-2002, 02:51 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13575

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

Hlee! Wow I really like this one, how did you do such a good job on the tranlucency? That is amazing!

Laura

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 05:19 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13572

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip1.JPG

I don't know why you are unhappy with this hlee....I would be over the moon if I got the glass looking like this.
I didn't know that there were rules to pastel painting either so I've probably broken every one of them:D :cat:

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 05:22 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

WOW this is just stunning :clap: :clap:

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 05:26 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13556

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/9304/tn_bottle2.jpg

I think you did a really good job on this Laura. I love the crackle effect on the glass and the cloth is super:clap:

R1achel
08-07-2002, 06:51 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Aug-2002/a.wc.jars.jpg

Before I joined WetCanvas, I did a painting of these bottles. I took this picture early one morning. I don't know if I am stepping on the project coordinator's toes by adding my image to this thread, so if I am, PLEASE tell me!!! I just love the light in this image, and wanted to share it with anyone who would like to paint these glass bottless.

Rachel

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 09:56 AM
Gorgeous picture Rachel and what fantastic shadows. I'll save the picture if I may....I would love to try it in Watercolours :)

Laura Brito
08-07-2002, 10:04 AM
Oh that picture is fantastic! I think it is great if others share their bottles too! I love Aqua!

Laura

R1achel
08-07-2002, 10:27 AM
Sure - you may use it! If you want to see the painting I did from it, go here.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=895295253

hlee
08-07-2002, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by TeAnne
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

Your imagination is incrediable. I love this so much. How big?

Hi TeAnne, glad to hear you like it :D ... s'not very big, though, 9 x 12 " ...

Thanks, Jake, but when you hear this, you'll laugh your fill at me and shake your head at that piece. I started using the wrong paper (regular A4). Then, to make it worse, I used a 3B GRAPHITE pencil to do the original drawing. To top it all off, the pastels went on too hard, so the whole thing came out as one muddy mess. Heck, I thought the close-ups would've turned heads away, lol.

Thank you, Laura :) ... for the moment, I think some of the most important things for me about the translucency is to have one or two spots of strong highlight, which'll indicate strong light. When you have strong light, glass would appear more translucent. To support that, comes tone contrast. Sometimes, if the light is strong enough, you can see inside to the bottom of the glass; you can draw that in, another hint at translucency. If you've background, introduce some of the bg colours into it. The shadow as well, has to vary a little in tones, so that it's not one solid fill as it would be if the object were opaque. Ack, I really don't know ... hardly ever worked in pastels (oops, forgot to introduce myself in this forum) ... that's just IMHO anyway. :rolleyes:

hlee
08-07-2002, 12:46 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13589

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

Great highlights, clear sharp lines for the outline, especially the brim and neck. (Stupid question-) Could you please tell me a little about that red sugar paper? Is it specially for pastels, and if so, what kind?

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by hlee
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13589

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

Great highlights, clear sharp lines for the outline, especially the brim and neck. (Stupid question-) Could you please tell me a little about that red sugar paper? Is it specially for pastels, and if so, what kind?
Sugar paper is the cheapest pastel paper you can buy.....:D ....it comes in several colours and it is sold here in England everywhere.... and I must admit I quite like it. Just got myself some black W/N pastel paper which is fabulous...but haven't quite worked out how to get my image onto it. I usually trace outlines as I can't seem to draw very well....but how do you trace onto black paper?????
Hey....I use WC paper regularly for pastel work. It works quite well....especially the hot pressed paper. I really don't think your picture was a muddy mess:D ....Whatever you decide to use is OK.
As long as you are happy with the result....don't beat yourself up over this:D

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by R1achel
Sure - you may use it! If you want to see the painting I did from it, go here.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=895295253
I love your painting Rachel.
I will let you see my version when I do it. Those shadows are just terrific.... Thank you :)

mmdm
08-07-2002, 02:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13589

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

This looks great to me! The red paper worked wonderfully here. I've never seen sugar paper. I wonder if we have it in the US?
To trace onto black paper, rub a medium or light colored pastel onto the back of your drawing and then lay the drawing on top of the black paper and trace back over your lines lightly with a pencil and it will transfer your lines to the paper. Be careful not to press hard because you don't want to make an impression in the paper.

mmdm
08-07-2002, 02:32 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13575

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

This is beautiful! Why isn't it in the completed entries section? I love the blue, orange and green together.

Jakeally
08-07-2002, 02:36 PM
MMDM Thank you so much.......now why didn't I think of that....you do feel so stupid at times don't you...the answers so simple and yet you make a big deal of it.:D :D :D ....I really can't believe I didn't twig this one....hell's bells :D :D :D

mmdm
08-07-2002, 02:40 PM
I have a few glass bottle photos in the reference library. I'll add the links below in case anyone would like to use them.

Blue glass bottle with design (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=6233)

Small blue octagon bottle with cork (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=6234)

Clear jar with colorful dried beans and garlic (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=6235)

I'm not the best photographer but if you can use them, have at it!

~Melisa

mmdm
08-07-2002, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Jakeally
MMDM Thank you so much.......now why didn't I think of that....you do feel so stupid at times don't you...the answers so simple and yet you make a big deal of it.:D :D :D ....I really can't believe I didn't twig this one....hell's bells :D :D :D

Same thing happens to me all the time. :)

gmc
08-07-2002, 07:42 PM
I, too, would like to give it a go. Ya know, I hope we didn' have to use one of the photos. I did it from a blue bottle I had on the shelf. Is that alright??? If not it will be a do over.

geri

KarenU
08-07-2002, 07:43 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13589

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

Chris...I think you did a fantastic job on this!! I really feel like I'm looking at a translucent glass bottle and the highlights really set it off! Don't think you need to do much more studying!! :D

KarenU
08-07-2002, 07:45 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13572

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip1.JPG

hlee...don't know why you wouldn't want to add this as a final...I think it looks wonderful! :D You've really got the shape of the bottle well and the translucency looks fabulous! Great job!

KarenU
08-07-2002, 07:47 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13575

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

And my goodness....for an imaginary glass bottle you've got a GREAT imagination. You've got a wonderful color palette going on here and the background shapes through the bottle are right on!

butterup25
08-07-2002, 10:10 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13589

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).:clap:

Wow this is really excellant! I thought it was a photograph of a bottle until I enlarged the picture. Bravo!

Jakeally
08-08-2002, 06:49 AM
Thanks Karen.:D

and thanks Buttercup....welcome to Wet Canvas :)

Jakeally
08-08-2002, 06:58 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13594

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/8095/tn_GlassBottle1.jpg

I think you did really well with this.....I tried to put the shadow into one of my attempts but wasn't successful.
I love your line effect ...it really works well and the bottle looks good with the shadow showing through :clap:

Jakeally
08-08-2002, 07:02 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13595

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/1946/tn_blue_bottle.jpg

Well I definately think it worked. Just fantastic Gloria....the reflections are spot on and you managed to get so much life into the glass :clap: :clap:

KarenU
08-08-2002, 10:03 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13595

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/1946/tn_blue_bottle.jpg

I think you did a wonderful job on this bottle. Love the colors, the structure of the bottle is really well defined, the highlights look wonderful and the reflection below is fabulous!

hlee
08-08-2002, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by KarenU
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13572

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip1.JPG

hlee...don't know why you wouldn't want to add this as a final...I think it looks wonderful! :D You've really got the shape of the bottle well and the translucency looks fabulous! Great job!

Thanks Karen, Melisa!! :D Really made my day ... well, I guess I didn't have enough confidence in myself and in those pieces ... wasn't sure if it was good enough to meet "standards", to be posted as a final (especially when I took a tour round the beautifully finished paintings in the project and in the forum, OMG! :eek: ). I haven't done pastel in ages, and very seldom in the past ... still working on it and having much to learn in a lot of areas of medium.

gmc
08-08-2002, 02:18 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13595

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/1946/tn_blue_bottle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Well, thank you Karen and Chris. I spotted a photo of another blue glass. I think I will try. Awesome collection of glass. Does it belong to someone? That purple, red just wonderful.

Thanks for lookingl

geri

hlee
08-08-2002, 02:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13595

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/1946/tn_blue_bottle.jpg

Think you did a great job in simulating the texture of the bottle ... the strokes of colour and the reflection were nicely done too! :clap:

gmc
08-08-2002, 02:23 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13589

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Chris,

This is wonderful color in your vase!!! What is the color/type of paper you used? I agree looks like the photo.

geri

gmc
08-08-2002, 02:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13594

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/8095/tn_GlassBottle1.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Karen,

I am just loving your piece. But, I am always enjoying your work.

geri

gmc
08-08-2002, 02:31 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/5712/tn_gip2.JPG

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).


Nice piece. All the primaries and secondaries are there. Wow, nicely done.

geri

mmdm
08-08-2002, 03:57 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/1946/tn_blue_bottle.jpg

Well this looks wonderful to me. I think the backlighting worked great! And it certainly looks like glass.

mmdm
08-08-2002, 03:59 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/8095/tn_GlassBottle1.jpg


This bottle is so YOU. I like it a lot!

mmdm
08-08-2002, 04:03 PM
Well, I've finally picked out a bottle but I'm a bit nervous. I've never done glass in any medium I don't think. And everyone else's look so good!

Jakeally
08-08-2002, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by gloria777a
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/4535/tn_Glass_Bottle.jpg

Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

Chris,

This is wonderful color in your vase!!! What is the color/type of paper you used? I agree looks like the photo.

geri Thanks geri...the paper is called sugar paper and it comes in a pad with a mixture of colours. This is the red one. If you look at the larger picture you will be able to see the colours I used but basically it was pink and purple and black and white for the highlights :D

KarenU
08-08-2002, 04:51 PM
Hey thanks everyone for the comments on my bottle. It was pointed out to me that I failed to put the base of the bottle in.....duh! I guess if you can see the shadow through the bottle you'd also be able to see the backside of the bottle. I wondered why I kept looking at this piece and thinking it looked so flat!! Anyway...I'm going to try (try being the keyword here) and do some reworking of this.

Laura Brito
08-08-2002, 08:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/8095/tn_GlassBottle1.jpg

Ahh Karen! Your work is wonderful! I just love it, it will excite my husband (who the collection belongs too) it is a thrill for him to see what everyone is coming up with, and it is making him feel special! hehe

Didn't think about that when I did the project, sorta neat though!

Laura

Laura Brito
08-08-2002, 08:58 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13595

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/1946/tn_blue_bottle.jpg

I just love Cobalt Glass! This came out really nice, and very realistic!

Laura

KarenU
08-08-2002, 09:06 PM
Laura....thank you so much for your very nice comments on my first try!!! :D

hlee
08-08-2002, 10:08 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/8095/tn_GlassBottle1.jpg

Lovely colours ... bold, distinct strokes, yet delicate tones suggested by the translucency ...

KarenU
08-09-2002, 12:20 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/5712/tn_gip3.jpg

Hey this is great! Really like the two different blue colored bottle together, and the highlights and shadows are wonderful! Nice touch with the paintbrush! :D

Jakeally
08-09-2002, 12:45 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/5712/tn_gip3.jpg

This is just great....really good composition...excellent glass bottles and I especially like the way you do your backgrounds:clap: :clap:

mmdm
08-09-2002, 01:26 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/5712/tn_gip3.jpg

I like it! I wish I could paint like that from imagination.

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 04:00 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13636

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/6306/tn_glass_bowl.jpg

Crazed Glass Bowl (or is it the Artist Who's Crazed?)

Really hard. Transparency/translucency is difficult, but then the crazing, Holy Moly!!!!!! Anyway, here it is. It ain't much, but it's all I've got at the moment.

gnu
08-10-2002, 05:07 AM
Guess what Laura, I thought the project was , a bottle to make in glass, using pastel colours...:D :D
You can see I've been away from WC too long :D :rolleyes: been in the sun :cool: :cool: for two weeks :D
I'm gonna join up on this...eventually.....

Jakeally
08-10-2002, 05:18 AM
Originally posted by AriadneArts
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/6306/tn_glass_bowl.jpg

Crazed Glass Bowl (or is it the Artist Who's Crazed?)

Really hard. Transparency/translucency is difficult, but then the crazing, Holy Moly!!!!!! Anyway, here it is. It ain't much, but it's all I've got at the moment.
This is gorgeous Eileen....a beautiful colour and you managed the translucency really well :clap:
Good to see you are painting again and I hope you are feeling much better now

hlee
08-10-2002, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by KarenU
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Hey this is great! Really like the two different blue colored bottle together, and the highlights and shadows are wonderful! Nice touch with the paintbrush! :D

Thanks, everyone ... Karen, Chris, Melisa :D :D :D ... and three cheers to Laura for starting this project :clap: :clap: :clap: ... hmm, maybe I should start drawing REAL bottles for a change. :rolleyes:

hlee
08-10-2002, 09:51 AM
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Excellent reflection and highlights! Particularly like the tone variation and translucency on the bowl ... well done! :clap: :clap:

Laura Brito
08-10-2002, 11:50 AM
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Wow! You got the glow and coloring very well! I really like it!

My husband again will be thrilled as it is his collection! hehe

Laura

Laura Brito
08-10-2002, 11:52 AM
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Very neat! I like the paint brush there...makes it part of us...

Laura

KarenU
08-10-2002, 12:12 PM
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I think you did a fabulous job!!! Love the colors, and you've done a marvelous job with the transparency!

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 01:36 PM
Thanks Hlee, Chris, Laura and Karen for your nice comments. It's not quite symmetrical and that is sooooooo bugging me. I'm trying to stop myself from "fixing" it. :rolleyes: :D

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 01:40 PM
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Very nice, Laura. You did a great job on the crackling--much better than I. I found it very difficult. But because I'm so stubborn, I'll try it again. :) And you really nailed the difficult shape as well as the color.

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 01:44 PM
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This is my fave of yours so far, Hlee. I love the texture of the wall and the juxtaposition of the colors in the drapery and pitcher. The translucency of the pitcher is just perfect. Well done!

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 01:49 PM
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Chris, this is simply superb! You nailed it all, reflections, symmetry, translucency, color------well done!

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 01:54 PM
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Here is my bottle! Boy...that was hard! I spent most of the time scratching my head and trying to figure out how to do this! My perspective is a bit off, both sides of the bottle aren't the same......was a great learning experience though! I don't ever remember trying to draw or paint anything glass before!

K:D

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 01:54 PM
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Karen, this is beautiful, and unmistakeably YOU! I love how you interpreted this bottle!

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 01:56 PM
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I love this one! It is just perfect-- reflections, shadows and glass-glow. Well done!

AriadneArts
08-10-2002, 02:03 PM
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Wow, K, you did an awesome job! I really love the delicacy of the glass and the colors. The reflections and translucency are lovely. And you did so well on such a difficult shape. Fine work!

KarenU
08-10-2002, 02:14 PM
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Outstanding!! You may have thougth it was difficult, but you did a wonderful job depicting this glass! The colors are marvelous and the translucency is great! Fabulous job!

Jakeally
08-10-2002, 02:41 PM
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Wow....just stunning Kate...and you can see straight through that glass. Wonderful colour too:clap: :clap:

Laura Brito
08-10-2002, 04:28 PM
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OH!! I just love this one! It is one of my favorite bottles too! It is a big one, about 17" high or more...

Thanks!
Laura

hlee
08-10-2002, 04:33 PM
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Elegant lines, gentle tones ... the translucency and lighting were actually done quite well, especially on the handle. Great job! :clap:

hlee
08-10-2002, 04:36 PM
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This is my fave of yours so far, Hlee. I love the texture of the wall and the juxtaposition of the colors in the drapery and pitcher. The translucency of the pitcher is just perfect. Well done!

Thanks, Eileen! :D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:02 PM
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Really like the colours and the transparency of the big bottle. Brush just finishes it off! Geez, I don't know how you did any of it from your imagination......that transparency and those highlights are really tough! Great work!

K:D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:03 PM
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Like the way you can see through to the bottle in the back! (and I love the checkerboard surface they are on!) Another nice one!

K:D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:05 PM
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Really, really nice. I can even sense the thickness of the glass! The reflections in the shadow are way cool!

K:D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:06 PM
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I like the technique..it is very distinctive! Lots of work to cover the black paper. I like the way you have done the shadow, and seeing it through the bottle.

K:D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:09 PM
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Ooooo...gorgeous, yummy reds! Nice feeling of transparency, and you really got a good symmetrical shape!

K
:D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:11 PM
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It's shimmering with light! And the reflection under the bowl really is just right! Really like this one!

K:D

dupliKate
08-10-2002, 10:16 PM
Thanks everyone for your comments. I don't know how everyone else found it....but I really had to LOOK at the reference carefully, over and over and over, inch by inch. Took me a long time to stop being intimidated and just start trying to put down what I saw.

Was a great learning experience! Thanks Laura!

K:D

hlee
08-11-2002, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by dupliKate
Really like the colours and the transparency of the big bottle. Brush just finishes it off! Geez, I don't know how you did any of it from your imagination......that transparency and those highlights are really tough! Great work!

K:D

I know ... but trying to draw from a real model or photo, or not messing up the floor's even harder! lolol Thanks for commenting ... :)

Jakeally
08-11-2002, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by dupliKate
Thanks everyone for your comments. I don't know how everyone else found it....but I really had to LOOK at the reference carefully, over and over and over, inch by inch. Took me a long time to stop being intimidated and just start trying to put down what I saw.

Was a great learning experience! Thanks Laura!

K:D Me too Kate.....really found this hard but I enjoyed the experience:D

mmdm
08-12-2002, 12:02 PM
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Looks good! Holy Moly is right! I don't think I will be that ambitious just yet, but you've done really well with it.

mmdm
08-12-2002, 12:08 PM
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This looks good, too! I will have to really study everyone's entries to see how to go about this before I start mine.

mmdm
08-12-2002, 12:30 PM
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Another good one! Is this one from your imagination too?

mmdm
08-12-2002, 12:34 PM
I have a question. Is it better to put in the background and then draw the bottle in over it, or to draw the bottle and add touches of the background to it? If I were doing this in oils, I'd do the whole background first and put the bottle on top but I don't know if that would work in pastels without making mud. How are all of you doing it?

Jakeally
08-12-2002, 01:12 PM
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Excellent hlee...I love the way you do these two bottle compositions and the reflections are lovely:clap: :clap:

Melisa...I didn't do a background this time but If I did one, I would start with the glass and then put the background in.

hlee
08-12-2002, 01:13 PM
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Another good one! Is this one from your imagination too?

Thanks, Melisa (and Jake :) -- had to go back and edit this post) ... yes, more bottles out of thin air. Maybe Laura's already found out (yikes! :eek: ), drawing from imagination seems easier ... with a real model or reference, my knees start shaking, and everything eventually becomes one great catastrophe. A bad habit really, since I badly need the practice with observation and realism.

I have a question. Is it better to put in the background and then draw the bottle in over it, or to draw the bottle and add touches of the background to it? If I were doing this in oils, I'd do the whole background first and put the bottle on top but I don't know if that would work in pastels without making mud. How are all of you doing it?

Technically, I think most people recommend doing the bg first, just because that's "how you're supposed to do it", but as you wisely pointed out, you'll have to be really careful not to layer the bg too thickly, as a tendency to press hard to establish form when you're doing the bottle on top could result in a dry mud bath.

But well, hehe, I've already broken so many rules, so another one won't hurt. I find it easier to do the bottle first, that being the focal point. After I finish toning and just before I solidify the highlights, I turn my attention to the bg. Then I strengthen the light points on the bottle, maybe touch up on the toning (in case I introduced too much bg into the bottle), and finish.

AriadneArts
08-12-2002, 04:33 PM
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Looks good! Holy Moly is right! I don't think I will be that ambitious just yet, but you've done really well with it.

Thanks Melisa and everybody who commented on my piece.

Melissa, I confess that I chose that one because I thought it would be easiest. :rolleyes: LOL. And one more confession--I did go back and make it more symmetrical. I just couldn't stand the asymmetry every time I looked at it. (The anal-retentive in me couldn't leave it alone.) I think it's okay now, though. I didn't ruin it, after all. :D

AriadneArts
08-13-2002, 02:28 AM
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I was initially attracted to this one, but thought I wouldn't be up to such a complicated piece. After doing the glass bowl, I decided to go ahead and challenge myself. Great project, Laura. Thanks.

Dry pastels on Strathmore, approx. 6-1/2 x 6-1/2

AriadneArts
08-13-2002, 02:40 AM
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Laura, I really like this one. I love the colors, textures and the composition. I also like the way the "ellipse is slightly off." It looks deliberate and looks like something Picasso or Matisse might have done. Lovely work!

Jakeally
08-13-2002, 08:22 AM
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I was initially attracted to this one, but thought I wouldn't be up to such a complicated piece. After doing the glass bowl, I decided to go ahead and challenge myself. Great project, Laura. Thanks.

Dry pastels on Strathmore, approx. 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 Oh!!!! you brave girl....and you pulled it off. Excellent work Eileen:clap: :clap:

mmdm
08-13-2002, 08:49 AM
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Fabulous! This is probably the last one I would have attempted, with all those bumps and white to boot! You really did a wonderful job on this one!

mmdm
08-13-2002, 08:57 AM
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I like the colors you used in this one! Grape and peach, yummy!

dupliKate
08-13-2002, 09:39 AM
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Whooaaa! Very nice! This one is so complicated....like Jakeally said....that took courage! I love the subtle little reflection at the base.

K:clap:

dupliKate
08-13-2002, 09:41 AM
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I like the colours....even with a limited palette you have really chosen the colours that work! This must have been a very difficult shape to try and get. Well done!

K:D

AriadneArts
08-13-2002, 12:12 PM
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Whooaaa! Very nice! This one is so complicated....like Jakeally said....that took courage! I love the subtle little reflection at the base.

K:clap:

Thank you Kate, Chris and Melisa. Isn't this a great project? Guess I'll go try another glass piece.

I have some Moroccan rosewater/orange flower water bottles which I think I'll photograph today. If it's ok with Laura, I'll post the photos here. Whaddya think, Laura?

gmc
08-13-2002, 01:06 PM
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Look at all the goodies being posted. I hardly know where to look. This is very nice. I am loving the reflections on this one.

geri

gmc
08-13-2002, 01:10 PM
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AriadneArts

What an ambitious undertaking. The drawing is lovely and piece is just wonderful.

geri

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08-13-2002, 01:12 PM
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I like this piece very much. The blue in the bottle and the yellow in the wall, reflection in the bottle as a greenish tone. Just lovely.

geri

mmdm
08-13-2002, 03:48 PM
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Finally did one today. I don't know, I think my paper may have been a bit too rough for trying to depict glass but I really hate the smooth side so I tried it. This is one of Laura's.

Jakeally
08-13-2002, 04:16 PM
This is great Melisa......beautiful bottle.....and lovely composition......very well done:clap: :clap:

AriadneArts
08-13-2002, 05:08 PM
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Melisa, this is gorgeous! I don't think the rough side of the paper detracted one bit. You really met the challenge, anyway. The reflections and translucency are perfect and your symmetry is wonderful. Fine work!

hlee
08-13-2002, 05:57 PM
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Quite beautiful! Elegant, well-defined form and clean lines for the petal-like top edges ... soft, flattering tones and colours, too. Well done! :clap: :clap:

hlee
08-13-2002, 06:01 PM
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I must say I personally like the texture and pastel strokes ... really enhances the overall effect. Bright colours, great translucency and reflection. Another neat one! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gee, everyone's so good at this...

mmdm
08-13-2002, 06:07 PM
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I must say I personally like the texture and pastel strokes ... really enhances the overall effect. Bright colours, great translucency and reflection. Another neat one! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Gee, everyone's so good at this...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I wasn't at all sure this really looked like glass. Maybe it is one of those things that will look much better to me the next morning. :) Does that happen to anyone else?

hlee
08-13-2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by mmdm


Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I wasn't at all sure this really looked like glass. Maybe it is one of those things that will look much better to me the next morning. :) Does that happen to anyone else?

Much too often, lol! :D Don't worry, it'll definitely look better to you eventually ... think you've done very well with the glass, especially in terms of tone and translucency ... a brighter tomorrow awaits ;) ...

AriadneArts
08-13-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by mmdm


Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I wasn't at all sure this really looked like glass. Maybe it is one of those things that will look much better to me the next morning. :) Does that happen to anyone else?

It happens to me EVERY time. In fact, I'm still not truly happy with the milkglass cornucopias I did last nite. I wish they popped out better. But it may be just me. I've thought about making the background darker, but I just don't know.......... The table it's on is already so dark.

AriadneArts
08-13-2002, 07:34 PM
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Quite beautiful! Elegant, well-defined form and clean lines for the petal-like top edges ... soft, flattering tones and colours, too. Well done! :clap: :clap:

Thank you, Hlee, for your very nice comments.

mmdm
08-13-2002, 07:53 PM
Originally posted by AriadneArts


It happens to me EVERY time. In fact, I'm still not truly happy with the milkglass cornucopias I did last nite. I wish they popped out better. But it may be just me. I've thought about making the background darker, but I just don't know.......... The table it's on is already so dark.

LOL! And I was just thinking how perfect yours was! I'm glad to know it is not just me.

mmdm
08-14-2002, 08:43 AM
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This is your first pastel??? I might as well give up and go back to bed! :) The transparency on this is amazing! It's a beauty.
~Melisa

Jakeally
08-14-2002, 09:50 AM
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Wow...excellent work...well done xixo:clap:

dupliKate
08-14-2002, 09:55 AM
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Really nice work on the transparency.....and I like how the little stopper shows up inside! Like the way you used green, blue and yellow....nice mix!

K:D

dupliKate
08-14-2002, 09:57 AM
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Wow! This is gorgeous! First pastel? (geez..........) The transparency and the symmetry and right on! Wonderful work!

K:clap:

gmc
08-14-2002, 10:19 AM
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That's beautiful!!!!:clap: :clap:

Birdie
08-14-2002, 11:40 AM
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Wonderful....I really like this..
They have all been good ...I need to hurry up and get busy...

Birdie:rolleyes:

AriadneArts
08-14-2002, 11:46 AM
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Superb! First pastel? I'd love to see what you do when you're NOT a pastel newbie! The lines are clean, clear and crisp. Translucency is perfect and symmetry is right on. Excellent work!

xixo
08-14-2002, 02:43 PM
mmdm, Jakeally, dupliKate, gloria777a, Birdie, AriadneArts, hope I didn't miss anyone: Wow!, what a reception.

My wife bought a set of pastels recently so I thought I'd try 'em out.
I was expecting for someone to tell me what a terrible background I did, seeing as I was frustrated at that time, with a small selection of colours, and just wanted to get it done. How you folks have the patience with these cumbersome blocks of colour is a mystery to me :)

Anyway, thank you so much for your kind comments, they're really appreciated.

mmdm
08-14-2002, 05:23 PM
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Ooo, look at all these colors! Beautiful!

CarlyHardy
08-14-2002, 05:24 PM
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I was so amazed when I saw your painting...it looks so much like glass that I wanted to reach out and touch it!
carly

mmdm
08-14-2002, 05:30 PM
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I'm still pretty new at this and I was wondering how you know when to use a bright colored paper like this? It obviously worked great but I would never have thought of it. How do you determine what color to use?

Jakeally
08-14-2002, 05:55 PM
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Carly this is wonderful......so many colours....I love it:clap: :clap:
I had enough trouble trying to do one bottle....but four....well....much respect girl:clap: :clap: :D

hlee
08-14-2002, 08:04 PM
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Crisp, clean lines and subtle blending of colours and tones ... the result seems to indicate careful and accurate observation of the subject matter and lighting. Quite a well-accomplished painting, xixo! :clap: :clap: :clap:

What type of pastels were used? And could you please give us a short summary of how you approached and completed this piece, e.g. what you did first? (thanks! :) )

CarlyHardy
08-14-2002, 10:39 PM
mmdm,
I used the only piece of paper that I had!

But someone told me that darker colors make the pastels pop out more! and I knew I wanted this one to have a bright look. The colors of the bottles were all pastel...yellow, green, dark pink/purple color. I posted a pic of them in the projects folder. I would have chosen a deep purple probably, if I'd had that color!
carly

xixo
08-15-2002, 12:15 AM
carly: thank you kindly (woa!, excellent use of color in multiple bottles)

hlee: Feels funny talking to someone living on an asteroid :)
I used Prismacolor Newpastel, firm pastel color sticks (I had to check the box). The paper is 11" x 14" medium toothed 75 lb. I worked from one of the photos provided, leaving it displayed on my computer monitor. I started with a big white blank page and a bigger blank look on my face :D Then I freehanded an outline of the pitcher with a 4H pencil (I think). Then started working from the top of it, shading in the dark blue rim, very gingerly at first, not knowing how it was going to turn out. I soon discovered it's really difficult to put highlights in when the pastel has built up. I just progressed from top down, trying to identify the colours and picking the nearest one, going over with other colours where it didn't seem to look right (blending is not as good as I had hoped with pastels). The background was done fairly quickly, and I hadn't a colour near that of the table so tried to blend two... that's where I started to mess up and called it a day. It took me several hours to do this and although I'm quite happy with the pitcher itself, I know I could improve the background... still might. Did that cover it?

I guess a looser style is more appropriate to pastels, judging by the marvelous pieces seen on here, but it was a good exercise anyway. Thanks!

DLGardner
08-15-2002, 12:51 AM
Well your entries are all so beautiful! Can't decide which one I like the best. I added mine in the progress report...I have been lurking too long. You all made me feel guilty for not doing one so I pulled out my portrait pastels which are well used away...very few colors left...and an old sketch pad...not at all pastel paper so I don't imagine this piece of work will last too long...anyway, thanks for the inspiration!

Dianne

Jakeally
08-15-2002, 05:26 AM
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Wow....what an imagination. I love the shape of this bottle:clap:

Jakeally
08-15-2002, 05:33 AM
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This is beautifully painted Dianne....the glass is wonderful.
Brought back such happy memories too...bottling friut with my mum. Thanks:D

mmdm
08-15-2002, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by CHClements
mmdm,
I used the only piece of paper that I had!

But someone told me that darker colors make the pastels pop out more! and I knew I wanted this one to have a bright look. The colors of the bottles were all pastel...yellow, green, dark pink/purple color. I posted a pic of them in the projects folder. I would have chosen a deep purple probably, if I'd had that color!
carly

LOL! Well, I still admire you for even owning a piece of bright red pastel paper! You have inspired me! I'm going to buy myself a really bright colorful piece. Something completely different from what I would normally get. It might sit around forever while I wait for the perfect thing to paint on it, but I'll try not to let that happen. :)

~Melisa

mmdm
08-15-2002, 08:56 AM
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This is lovely! So full of light. I don't know why you put it in the progress entries. It sure looks finished to me.

~Melisa

DLGardner
08-15-2002, 10:10 AM
Jakekelly and mmdm thank you so much for your kind words! I did add just a touch and put it in the finished gallery. The pitcher looks a little too thin and not scratchy enough...wasn't too sure about that one., how the glass is. That's why I like working with life better than photos. I can put my hands on it and feel the textures. I love blue mason jars.

TeAnne
08-15-2002, 10:44 AM
Outstanding. They're all beautiful works.
I can't wait to do mine. :)

AriadneArts
08-15-2002, 10:53 AM
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Just lovely, Dianne. You made me laugh because this was exactly the portion I was going to try from that photo. (Great minds think alike. LOL)

DLGardner
08-15-2002, 10:57 AM
You made me laugh because this was exactly the portion I was going to try from that photo. (Great minds think alike. LOL)
Lol! Well, at least I know I'm in the Ball park.
(no pun intended).
Dianne:D

dupliKate
08-15-2002, 11:19 AM
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Love the way you have used colour in this! Great translucency too (is that a word????). The two standing bottles do seem to be at angles to one another...were you looking down at your set up? Like your use of colours in the shadows as well! Well done!

K:D

dupliKate
08-15-2002, 11:22 AM
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Ooooooo very nice! The dark background really works with the clear glass! Always like your work!

K :)

DLGardner
08-15-2002, 11:34 AM
Always like your work!
Why thank you K. Its always refreshing to get comments like this! Kind of makes my day.

hlee
08-15-2002, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by xixo
Did that cover it?



Oh yes, thank you!! <sigh> I keep turning back to that painting ... very realistic, quite incredible for a newbie (you're not pulling our legs, are you? :D )


Feels funny talking to someone living on an asteroid :)


Does it? But oh, it's not just any asteroid ... Savez-vous que c'est la planete du petit prince? :D

hlee
08-15-2002, 12:22 PM
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There's a pleasantly light quality to the tones and translucency of the glass ... the combination of soft aqua and blues against a darker bg very effective ... and adding splashes of the yellow really adds a finishing touch to the painting. Very lovely, d_garden! :clap: :clap:

hlee
08-15-2002, 12:47 PM
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Interesting use of colours and composition ... introduction of some of the purple on the left to the bright pink on the right keeps it fairly balanced and the overall painting coherent.

mmdm
08-15-2002, 01:54 PM
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This looks great to me! Doesn't matter whether it looks like the photo. It DOES look like glass.

Jakeally
08-15-2002, 03:46 PM
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I agree with Melisa.....it doesn't have to look like the photo....it's your interpretation that matters.
It looks lovely to me, perfect shape and beautiful reflections and shadows....Well done.

AriadneArts
08-15-2002, 04:28 PM
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Excellent, Hlee! Love the smokey color, and reflections are great!

hlee
08-15-2002, 04:34 PM
Thanks, everyone ... Eileen, Chris, Melisa ... you're right; it doesn't have to look exactly like a reference photo. <--- feeble attempt at re-inflating my ego. But that really cheered me up considerably, so thanks again for commenting.

MALARKEY
08-15-2002, 05:04 PM
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Just wonderful hlee... love your gold colors :D

Laura Brito
08-16-2002, 01:07 AM
I am so amazed by all the wonderful works everyone has done...what an inspiration to me you all are!

Laura

pampe
08-22-2002, 10:01 PM
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The fact that you used red paper just made me drool uncontrollably!!!


Great image!

pam

CarlyHardy
08-22-2002, 10:09 PM
Pam, I really had to laugh at that comment! This painting is sitting across from me on the floor of my studio...and I've been wondering what to do with it now!! I should have painted the bottle more their real size of 8 inches tall! instead of 18!!

Someone mentioned about the bottles leaning...the bottom of the yellow bottle is slanted so it leans naturally!

I haven't commented on all the entries for this project, but I've really enjoyed seeing all the interpretations! Reflections and glass are always fun to do!! Aren't they folks???

Laura...what will you come up with next?
carly

mmdm
08-23-2002, 10:29 AM
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This looks good to me!

Jakeally
08-23-2002, 11:10 AM
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Hey Jo....lovely work.....love the shape of this bottle and the colours:clap:

AriadneArts
08-23-2002, 11:58 AM
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Hi Jo. Very nice, indeed! Not an easy shape to do and you did well. You go, girl!

sundiver
08-25-2002, 07:16 PM
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oil pastel

I did this early in the month, knowing I couldn't scan it 'til now. I put my 2 favorites together.

What a beautiful job you have all done on these bottles! :D

maverick
08-25-2002, 08:22 PM
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This really looks breakable! Bravo.

maverick
08-25-2002, 08:23 PM
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Great color in this one. I also like the reflected color in the shadows. Fine work.

maverick
08-25-2002, 08:25 PM
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Nice colors and composition. Definitely deserves a frame.

maverick
08-25-2002, 08:33 PM
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Simple, yet still looks like glass. Nice job.

maverick
08-25-2002, 08:37 PM
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I like the green color of this one. Reminds me of "depression glass". Is that what crazed glass is? I have a bunch of amber glass my grandmother gave us. I should get out a piece and join in. BTW, everyone has done a fabulous job on these...I'll resist the urge to comment on every single one. They are all good, and I like the varied styles.

mmdm
08-26-2002, 02:20 PM
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Nice job on these! I wish I could do something this good with my oil pastels, but they don't seem to like me. :)

TheEclecticArtiste
08-26-2002, 03:32 PM
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:cat: I think it is beautiful. I like to see black used in painting.

Laura Brito
08-26-2002, 06:31 PM
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Ohh! This one is really really nice! I like the combination of the two together!

Laura

sundiver
08-26-2002, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by mmdm
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Nice job on these! I wish I could do something this good with my oil pastels, but they don't seem to like me. :)

Thank you, Laura, mdmm, and maverick for your kind comments!

mdmm, I saw a tip in The Pastel Book that suggested more layers of oil pastel could be added if you coated the work with acrylic medium between layers. I tried it on this one, with some success, 3 layers with a final coat of medium on top.

Jakeally
08-27-2002, 07:50 AM
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Just beautiful Wendy....gorgeous colours and I love the way you did the shadows:clap: :clap:

mmdm
08-27-2002, 11:37 AM
Originally posted by sundiver


Thank you, Laura, mdmm, and maverick for your kind comments!

mdmm, I saw a tip in The Pastel Book that suggested more layers of oil pastel could be added if you coated the work with acrylic medium between layers. I tried it on this one, with some success, 3 layers with a final coat of medium on top.

I've been trying to use canvas paper for the oil pastels but the texture seems way too coarse. What do you use?
It also seems impossible to put light over dark which is the way I'm used to working with the soft pastels. Takes some rethinking I guess.

DLGardner
08-27-2002, 12:37 PM
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Thank you TheEclecticArtiste, I'm glad you enjoy this work. However, I never use black in any of my paintings. What you are seeing are a combination of raw umber, prussian blue, and some alizerian crimson layered for the background.
Thanks again, I do appreciate your comments.
Dianne

sundiver
08-27-2002, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by mmdm


I've been trying to use canvas paper for the oil pastels but the texture seems way too coarse. What do you use?
It also seems impossible to put light over dark which is the way I'm used to working with the soft pastels. Takes some rethinking I guess.

For those bottles I used bristol vellum, and because I covered the dark colors with acrylic medium (covered the whole thing actually) I was able to put light colors on top of that.

KamaraDesigns
08-29-2002, 04:15 PM
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

This is excellent!! It's a complicated vase!! What color paper dod you use?? I'm wondering if you used white pastels or white paper. Excellent!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Kim

KamaraDesigns
08-29-2002, 04:41 PM
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This is really excellent!!! I am amazed at how realistic you have painted this. I'm not a newbie to pastels (but by NO means an expert) and I have never been able to get that realistic. Wow GREAT JOB!! Thanks for the explanation onyour approach as well...helps me as I try this project ;) !!

Kim

AriadneArts
08-31-2002, 01:57 AM
Originally posted by maverick
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I like the green color of this one. Reminds me of "depression glass". Is that what crazed glass is? I have a bunch of amber glass my grandmother gave us. I should get out a piece and join in. BTW, everyone has done a fabulous job on these...I'll resist the urge to comment on every single one. They are all good, and I like the varied styles.

Thx, Maverick, for your kind comments. Crazing is that crackled effect one often sees in glass and pottery. Not all depression glass is crazed and not all crazed glass is depression glass. Actually, Laura Brito could tell you more about this particular glass because her husband owns it.

AriadneArts
08-31-2002, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by KamaraDesigns
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Your comments here (please leave the links above intact, so others know what you are talking about!).

This is excellent!! It's a complicated vase!! What color paper dod you use?? I'm wondering if you used white pastels or white paper. Excellent!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Kim

Thanks so much for your lovely remarks, Kim. Actually I used an off-white Strathmore pastel paper, but all the paper is covered with pastel. I began with hard white pastels on the vase and ended with very soft white Schminkes.

Laura Brito
09-01-2002, 12:35 AM
Actually Crackle Glass is not crazed glassl ike the finish you see on Porcelian. It is different. Crackle Glass is hand blown and once the piece has its shape and form, almost finished they dunk it into a bucket of water, which shocks the glass and cracks it all over. So much that the piece would not withstand touching So to make the object durable they put it back into the flame to melt it back together, but not to much as to lose the cracks....in fact there is a project here on WetCanvas that I started called Crackle Glass Beads - Many of us tried our hands at cracking the glass!! hehe, It is alot of fun! So that is where the name crackle glass comes from, my Husband's collection is about 70 pieces currently, no I am wrong about 80. hehe, he really gets into it and can tell you who made which one, how old they are, he has a few important pieces as well in his collection, one that is worth $2000.00 and a few others worth a little less. Most range in price from $50 up to $400.00 each. Most are at least 50 years old. The bottles with stoppers are pretty amazing because usually the stopper or the bottle gets broken, so to have a complete set is really something good! Crackle Glass is very collectible and people really like how it reflects light really well! and how colorful it is.

The White hobnail "Vase" that AdrianeArts did is called an "Epergine". It is a Victorian Piece that is not my husbands but MINE! hehe, anyway these are really interesting too and you don't see complete ones to often. This is one very nice.

Anyway there you go! Now you guys know a little bit more about glass!

Laura

Laura Brito
09-01-2002, 12:37 AM
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Your bottle is very neat!

Laura

Laura Brito
09-01-2002, 12:38 AM
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This one is actually very good! I really like it!

Laura

KamaraDesigns
09-07-2002, 09:26 PM
Well, I finally got this done. A little slow on the draw...;)




http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Sep-2002/w_GVfinish.jpg

KamaraDesigns
09-07-2002, 09:41 PM
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Great job!!! The reflections both from the light and on the table are nicely done!!! :) Kim

Jakeally
09-08-2002, 07:57 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/11579/tn_w_GVfinish.jpg

This is just beautiful.......the colours are marvelous and the glass just shines....... excellent work:clap: :clap:

AriadneArts
09-08-2002, 02:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/11579/tn_w_GVfinish.jpg

This is simply PERFECT! Gorgeous work. Maybe I should try being a little slower on the draw......:D

KamaraDesigns
09-08-2002, 03:13 PM
Jakeally and AdrianeArts, thank you for your comments...I really appreciate it. This was a lot of fun!! :) Kim

mmdm
09-09-2002, 12:22 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14195

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/completed/11579/tn_w_GVfinish.jpg

It looks great! Love the colors in the shadows!

KamaraDesigns
09-13-2002, 11:10 AM
Thanks...glad you noticed...I tried to pay attention to what was going on in the shadows...I'm glad I was successful enough that it got a looksee :). Kim

pampe
09-13-2002, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by Laura Brito
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=13882

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/262/progress/4054/tn_glassbottlepastel.jpg

This one is actually very good! I really like it!

Laura

wow...thanks,.Laura