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idylbrush
05-17-2009, 06:35 AM
Things have been a bit slow in the studio this week but am working on a 36X36" canvas. Reworking it anyway. Trying out some new ideas and pigments. Really liking the "Sludge" or Vancouver Gray that I got recently. Had a definite lavender/purple undertone that is attractive.

idylbrush
05-17-2009, 11:16 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2009/36241-image.jpg
just getting started on this one. It was a very cool colored piece and I am in the process of turning that around and pushing the transfers back a bit.

biddlebeach
05-17-2009, 02:48 PM
Looking good Howard!
I am sewing curtains for the bedroom at this time, so the easel is bare, so is the table.

RPut
05-17-2009, 04:18 PM
Oooh, Howard, another beautiful intriging piece! Love the colors~

Mary, get done with those curtains--then come and work on mine. My sewing machine is in the shop!

Still working on my Rialto Bridge and here's the progress so far. Hubby is out of town so will get in a good sesion today.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-May-2009/117502-Paintings_144.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

idylbrush
05-18-2009, 08:57 AM
Ruthie, coming along great.

Not sure where this one is going just yet but it moves along.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2009/36241-new05-18-09.jpg

OkeeKat
05-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Anxious to see the curtains done Mary!
Ruthie, wow that bridge is realy looking great!
Howard, I love that background! Looking good so far.

Been playing with some oils and they are definately different.
here is my rabbit, have alot more to do yet, but its a start, trying to get used to the paints.(8x10 canvas)

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idylbrush
05-18-2009, 09:28 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2009/36241-new-evening.jpg

Coming along, still not happy with it or about it somehow. Might be time to hit it with a splash of color and a big brush.

susme48
05-18-2009, 10:29 PM
Nice stuff going on here this week!!

RPut
05-18-2009, 11:50 PM
Kathie, your little rabbit is addorable. Good job on the fur!
Howard, you always surprise with yet another layer of wonder!

I've done a bit more on my project. Feels like I'm working on a huge puzzle!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-May-2009/117502-Paintings_149.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

dances_with_oils
05-19-2009, 10:31 AM
I'm still working on that portrait which is vexing me now. I've never had this happen that up close, you can see all the layers of colours and subtle tone changes in the skin... from a distance, it looks like I've painted a Barbie doll (TM). Usually ,for me anyway, I have problems with the opposite. You have to be a fair distance away to see the blends because up close it looks like a paint soup. Any ideas how to correct this?

I'll post a few sample pics later...

Ruth, now I can see the perspective... makes sense now.. good job!

Howard, as usual, your work is stunning...and imaginative.

Liking the rabbit too...good control of the blending in oils...yay!

idylbrush
05-19-2009, 05:56 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2009/36241-new_5-19-B.jpg

getting closer.

idylbrush
05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2009/36241-New-C.jpg

Coming along but not without its trials and tribulations.

OkeeKat
05-19-2009, 08:49 PM
Thanks Dances!!
Ruthie, wow that building looks awesome
Howard, Love the bold red and yellow area, realy dynamic!!I like addition of the blues.

howyadoin
05-19-2009, 09:33 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-May-2009/36241-New-C.jpg

Coming along but not without its trials and tribulations.Seems to be building nicely, Howard. That band down the side really changed things for the better.

idylbrush
05-20-2009, 05:28 AM
A few details.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2009/36241-newdetail1.jpg
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2009/36241-newdetail2.jpg

Sizun
05-20-2009, 09:22 AM
Idylbrush, I love your colors, very warm and rich, esp. the green on the side, which seems to have golden hues in it.

Sizun
05-20-2009, 09:23 AM
Idylbrush, I love your colors, very warm and rich, esp. the green on the side, which seems to have golden hues in it.

Here are the two paintings currently "on my easel" although I don't use any easel for those.

First a portrait on pieces of Masonite, acrylic, approximately 24"x24", or 60cmx60cm
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2009/176244-DSCN3004-small.JPG

Then an abstract landscape diptych, acrylic, approximately 36"x48" or 90cmx120cm.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2009/176244-DSCN3014-small.JPG

Only working small sessions on them each day...

howyadoin
05-20-2009, 06:33 PM
Then an abstract landscape diptych, acrylic, approximately 36"x48" or 90cmx120cm.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2009/176244-DSCN3014-small.JPG

Only working small sessions on them each day...That really works well. Love those blue/greens at the bottom in particular.

Flopka
05-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Ruthie, your picture looks like it would be a great picture for a jigsaw puzzle too. It's so detailed, it would be very hard to solve!

I have not come too far on the bicycle girl, just laying in the top corner. Still need to get some values right.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/26428-bikewip2.jpg

old_hobbyist
05-21-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm not sure this is "proper", but this is a X-post from the monthly challenge on MAPS. It's a knock-off of Dali's The Persistence of Memory. 9 x 12 on canvas paper. About 7 h this week. The old adage, "You always learn something" holds here. I learned to never, ever, use masking tape on canvas paper! I guess that's what happens when you're just a hobbyist. Jim

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/115806-the-persistence-copy-21_May_2009.JPG

Landale
05-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Had the day off so I got some more done this morning. I know I need to rework the ellipse and star on the USAF insignia on wing. Lettering and numbers came out ok on tail although I know they can use some fixing. I ran out of time to work on it for the day.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/117376-f1009.jpg



Andy

part time artist
05-21-2009, 07:43 PM
I hve two pictures on my easle today. the first one "someones's home" I have just finished. the second one, " queen ann's lace" I am working on now.It isnt finished yet I need to do some more work on the trees and on the flowers(the queen ann's lace). The reference photo for this opne was taken on monday when i was walking along a local lane. I loved the contrast between the bare branches of the ash tree and the foaming flowers of the hedge parsley along the verges.

Bob Rooney
05-21-2009, 08:56 PM
I decided to add a fisherman. Maybe a campfire too.

............... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/76304-Water-WC-5_21.jpg


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dances_with_oils
05-22-2009, 03:34 AM
Wow, everyone has been busy. Howard, love your latest piece. Flopka your piece is amazing. Sizun, love your concept and imagination on your pieces. Andy, she's looking purdy snazzy. Bob, I love the way your edges are so soft that they give the piece a dream appearance. Part-time, love your landscapes, lovely colours.

I finished the portrait and started on my other commission tonight. I managed to sketch it out and I'm happy with the composition. The title is, PS, I Love You. This is the keepsake 20x24 gallery wrapped canvas for the client as they want a larger piece 36x48 of the same scene done to present at a later date.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/109508-PSIloveyou2.jpg

Bob Rooney
05-22-2009, 11:52 AM
Thanks Dances with Oils. Soft edges always seen to be a challenge in acrylics. It looks like you have a good start on your underdwawing.

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vigvig
05-22-2009, 06:22 PM
Unfortunately I don't get to paint too often. I am working on a PhD in Mathematics and it is consuming all my life and time. Here is one painting that I have just completed today.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2009/117927-100_3193.JPG

howyadoin
05-22-2009, 09:57 PM
I have not come too far on the bicycle girl, just laying in the top corner. Still need to get some values right.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/26428-bikewip2.jpgI think you could stop right there. That's phenomenal.

raizes
05-23-2009, 02:22 AM
Ruthie, your picture looks like it would be a great picture for a jigsaw puzzle too. It's so detailed, it would be very hard to solve!

I have not come too far on the bicycle girl, just laying in the top corner. Still need to get some values right.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-May-2009/26428-bikewip2.jpg


I think its perfect just like it is. Something very interesting about this girl on a bike and where is she going. It leaves much to the imagination and I like that.

Flopka
05-23-2009, 08:37 AM
Thanks for the feedback! actually you are making me feel good about what I intend for this project. There is not much more detail to add to this picture as the cyclist is indeed at the edge of the water. But there is some more to add so I have to get going...

As I mentioned last week, this is a study for another project - essentially it is the right half of the intended project, although hopefully it works in its own right. The other left half of the project will widen the vista to see more lake. (if the setup of her on the bike heading straight toward the water seems slightly illogical, it's supposed to be...) I didn't have the proper proportion of canvas for the bigger one I wanted to do (I need a 2/3 ratio, which 24x36 would work for, but I didn't want to do it that large - I was hoping to find 16x24 and am not very good at stretching my own...) Perhaps it won't work as well as the smaller version but we'll see.

idylbrush
05-23-2009, 09:06 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2009/36241-c-17.jpg

Got some of the new Golden Prussian Blue Hue a few weeks back. I adore prussian blue but I am not fond of this one. It is a bit garrish and lacks the subtle gray undertones. May need to add some black to this to get it to the more subtle tone I like about the Graham Prussian Blue. This is the just the first layer of many to come.

dances_with_oils
05-23-2009, 11:40 AM
Howard, I simply adore this colour and search high and low in shops, markets and little corners of the world to find pieces containing it. I consider this my happy colour and if I'm particularly down or tired, I always find renewed energy and mood buoyancy when I come in contact with it. Stick with it, you'll find it likes being beside delphinium blues and creams and delft greys.

Plastechie, I apologise for skipping over your piece. At first I thought it was a cropped pic of Dali's work... until I went back and saw you had done it... could have fooled me... err.. you did...good job!

idylbrush
05-23-2009, 12:59 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2009/36241-C-17A.jpg

a few more layers.

GORD HUGGETT
05-23-2009, 01:53 PM
i likee the work you done:clap:

idylbrush
05-23-2009, 02:44 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2009/36241-C-17B.jpg

Step by step. Today is a very humid day and I am having to wait for things to dry.

idylbrush
05-23-2009, 04:58 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2009/36241-C-17C.jpg

A bit more added.

~~Kathleen
05-23-2009, 06:39 PM
Amazing Howard, just amazing.
The mind boggles at your creativeness.:clap:
All my energy has been channeled into packing today:crying:....so watching your work is decidedly an up-lift for me.
~~Kathleen

idylbrush
05-23-2009, 10:24 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-May-2009/36241-C17-D.jpg

Will get a better picture in the morning but I am trying to post one last image for tonight.