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truck driver
05-31-2009, 05:02 PM
Are you ready? I dont think so not quite yet, first I must explain the selection proccess, Gosh and I agonized over several hundred photos, taken in some 40 states, looking at all manner of landscapes, waterfalls, snowscapes, seascapes. Then we started looking at other things, trains, cars, and pictures of kitty cats. Then we remembered our teachers fascination with all things yellow, we decided that perhaps our yellow, senneliers and holbiens dont get enough use, so we decided upon the following. Feel free to modify them in any way, crop, cut, whatever you want, but mostly have fun.

Leonardo, Gosh, RG


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2009/136518-june_challenge1.jpg


This is leonardo describing how he should be drawn, and letting us know he really likes the yellow and white frame for his portrait.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2009/136518-junechallenge3.jpg

Well, I dont think I've ever seen a car posted in the challenge before, at least in the oil pastel one. So it here it is, but it isnt just any car...


AND last but not least, we werent gonna do this, but Bill insisted for nearly 30 days, and finally we gave in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2009/136518-flowers_and_drawings_025.jpg

So here we go, the June Oil pastel challenge has been brought to you, by my entire family, cat, wife, and myself..

RG

Scarefishcrow
06-01-2009, 12:06 AM
Thanks Leonardo,GOSH,and RG for hosting the challenge for June.

BTW,I see the cat ref and car image, but there must be an uploader problem as the 3rd image you mention seems not to show up on MY monitor! Guess I'll have to do one of the other two!:evil: :evil:

Don't worry about it, though!:smug:

Bill:heart: :music: :music: :heart:

PiscesWoman
06-01-2009, 05:28 AM
Love the blue flower and will attempt it if I have the time, but I'm giving priority to Leonardo!!:cat: Excellent choices.

RG - you have to tell us all about the yellow car - where did you see it, does it belong to someone you know, also exactly what year and make is it (for those of us who aren't into cars but appreciate style and history)??:o

lovin art
06-01-2009, 06:19 AM
Hi All,
I have had a go at Leonardo, when i saw this i just had to sit down and have a go at him, what a beautiful kitty Rg, he reminds me of my own cat only he is a she and she is the grey-black version of yours. I haven't done animals before but this was fun, i'm a bit sad my camera hasn't picked up the ture thickness of the ops as i piled it on, this was done on oil sketch pad with holbiens anyway he is.
P.S, i found the yellow was really hard to get down any c&cs welcome.

Sandra..

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sparkling
06-01-2009, 06:26 AM
Wow Sandra, that was fast :). Leonardo looks so cute in your painting.

Pat Isaac
06-01-2009, 07:02 AM
That was fast Sandra and great job on Leonardo....
Thanks, RG and Gosh for hosting this month and I can't thank you enough for all those yellow images to paint....:evil: :D

Pat

truck driver
06-01-2009, 11:46 AM
The story of the car. That 1934 ford roadster, which by the way is about as original as say my copy of da vinci's drawings... Showed up at lews drive in in milwaulkie,or for one of the classic car drive in things they do here all the time. Details.. The chassis is a 34' ford roadster, engine is a L76, 327 CI produces around 470 HP Eddelbrock heads and manifold, Holly double pumper on top.. I could go on and on.. but trust me that car is as special as it looks..

RG

truck driver
06-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Lovin Art, Great quick take on Da' Vinci.. He isnt awake at the moment to ask him for his opinion, but I do believe he will be happy with your efforts.. I will let you know..

RG

Scarefishcrow
06-01-2009, 12:12 PM
Sandra,

You were really quick on this one. Good Job!:clap: :clap:

Bill

Blue flower? What blue flower?

oldrockchick
06-01-2009, 02:49 PM
well ain't that just the cutest cat :) He's gorgeous. I think he is demonstrating the school ? (if that is the word) of art .. Trompe l'oeil. He reminds me of that work where the boy is stepping out of the picture frame.

I did a car for the WDE in CPs the other week and another again last week. Gosh so many cars and kitties.

Now I wonder if Bill is one to accept a challenge or hide fro one?

Come on BIll get out those OPs and show us your blue flower!

paul444
06-01-2009, 03:37 PM
Great pictures RG, I think I'll have a go at the car, its a beauty.

Sandra, An excellent painting of Leonardo , and so fast.

lovin art
06-01-2009, 04:50 PM
Thanks guys,:) just wish you could see he did come out more striking in person, plus dont forget i have a slight advantage over you time wise i think we're nearly a day head so no i'm not superwoman:lol:. Now i think i will have to have a go at the flowers as i not touching that dam yellow again:)

Bill, if you want you can use my effort when its done:cat:

Sandra....

truck driver
06-01-2009, 05:17 PM
Thanks guys,:) just wish you could see he did come out more striking in person, plus dont forget i have a slight advantage over you time wise i think we're nearly a day head so no i'm not superwoman:lol:. Now i think i will have to have a go at the flowers as i not touching that dam yellow again:)

Bill, if you want you can use my effort when its done:cat:

Sandra....

Do NOT help Bill, He got himself into this.. He alone can get himself out of it.

RG

truck driver
06-01-2009, 05:19 PM
Da Vinci's school of art is one unto his own.. kinda strange that one.

RG

lovin art
06-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Opps Sorry RG, Bill" looks like your on your own for this one:)

Sandra...

GOSH
06-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Scarefishcrow - Bill, itís a beautiful flower, trust me. With themes like blue and yellow, the blue sky is the limit!:cool:

PiscesWoman Ė Leonardo pic is cute isnít it? I was lucky he was playing with a feather in the corner of the room so I took bunches more. I thought it would be a fun composition and it was hard to pick one only for the challenge. Youíve done a great job in such a short period of time: you captured his aura and photos donít do justice to any work most of the time.:thumbsup:

Oldrockchick Ė I donít know which school of art it is, but the composition is interesting (at least for me) and I couldnít let go of the opportunity to stick a cat picture in here somewhere:cat: . Either that or another hot rod.

Paul444 - The yellow car is pornography on wheels. Iíve got a close-up of the engine :evil: . I thought about posting that one instead but reconsidered. Now Iím thinking of tackling the car but Iím still working on the mime and the seagull from the previous month, so weíll see how it goes.

PiscesWoman
06-01-2009, 06:53 PM
Oops, slight boo-boo there GOSH. It's Sandra that has done Leonardo. I intend to start this afternoon (hopefully) after I've taken my mum out and about on a few errands. I know, it's just that all us Aussies look alike!!

Pat Isaac
06-01-2009, 07:19 PM
hmmmmm....somehow I think they are teaming up on us, Bill...:lol: :evil: :lol:

Pat

halthepainter
06-01-2009, 07:26 PM
Beautiful job Sandra, kind of an expressionistic approach??

I don't think the international date line explains your jump on us. Somehow you must have hacked into RG's system to get an early heads up. :(

GOSH
06-01-2009, 08:23 PM
Oops, sorry about getting names mixed up:o

GOSH
06-01-2009, 08:24 PM
hmmmmm....somehow I think they are teaming up on us, Bill...:lol: :evil: :lol:

Pat

:music: Naaaah. :music:

Scarefishcrow
06-02-2009, 12:55 AM
Now I wonder if Bill is one to accept a challenge or hide fro one?

Come on BIll get out those OPs and show us your blue flower!

Nice try,Lin!:rolleyes:

Bill:evil:

Scarefishcrow
06-02-2009, 01:00 AM
Do NOT help Bill, He got himself into this.. He alone can get himself out of it.

RG

RG, Could you go over the part about HOW I got myself into this. Somewhere I must have missed that episode!

"Alas, Will no one rid me of this troublesome Blue Flower?" HENRY II


Bill
:rolleyes:

Scarefishcrow
06-02-2009, 01:05 AM
hmmmmm....somehow I think they are teaming up on us, Bill...:lol: :evil: :lol:

Pat

Why don't whomp 'em with that Big STICK, Pat?:evil: :lol: :evil:

Bill:eek:

lovin art
06-02-2009, 02:14 AM
Thanks Hal, that sounds good to me, i'm really into hacking pc's for a living, doing art is just a sideline,:lol:

GOSH, thats ok us Aussie's do tend to blend in:lol:

Bill, i offered to let you use my flower effort and pass it off as yours:wink2: but RG said you've got to do your own dirty work.

What stick are you guys talking about!!!

Sandra...

Shirl Parker
06-02-2009, 09:06 AM
...Could you go over the part about HOW I got myself into this. Somewhere I must have missed that episode!...

Bill, maybe this is how: EP was really into blue for a while there, and you did something blue as an homage to EP.

truck driver
06-02-2009, 05:25 PM
Bill, I'm hurt, you asked me for a blue flower in this months challenge, heck you even begged. Now you want to pretend this wasnt your wish? You see I have witnesses.. now get out your Blue ops.. and get to work, and quit acting like a spoiled professor :) Sorry, you got no graduate students to help with this...

RG

kadon
06-02-2009, 08:56 PM
I'd like to have a go at the flowers RG....have become sidetracked by so many things I want to try....overchoice! As well as being new to pastels and generally trying to become better at everything....I've frozen myself to a standstill. However, I expect to thaw out soon. Kathy

Scarefishcrow
06-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Bill, I'm hurt, you asked me for a blue flower in this months challenge, heck you even begged. Now you want to pretend this wasnt your wish? You see I have witnesses.. now get out your Blue ops.. and get to work, and quit acting like a spoiled professor :) Sorry, you got no graduate students to help with this...

RG

I can see I am fighting a losing battle here! :angel:
But YOU and GOSH know the true story and will have to live with this charade!:eek:
And you are both pretty sneaky!!!:p

Bill:confused:

robertsloan2
06-04-2009, 08:03 PM
Hehehe -- Bill and the Blue Flower again. This one's a beauty. Bill, I can't wait to see it when you get out your Blue OPs!

Me, I can't resist a cat. Leonardo is so cool and that shot is so clever with him explaining how he wants the frames set up so jazzy so the yellows set off his splendid ginger fur! Got to do the cat this month. Thanks to all three of you for some great photos!

eyepaint
06-04-2009, 11:06 PM
AND last but not least, we werent gonna do this, but Bill insisted for nearly 30 days, and finally we gave in.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2009/136518-flowers_and_drawings_025.jpg

RG

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! :) :) :)

And yes, EP still uses a lot of blue. Currently I'm working on a BLUE dog in acrylics .... :)

eyepaint
06-04-2009, 11:07 PM
A

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-May-2009/136518-june_challenge1.jpg


This is leonardo describing how he should be drawn, and letting us know he really likes the yellow and white frame for his portrait.


RG

What a wonderful pose! So kind of Leonardo to allow us to paint his distinguished face :)

Scarefishcrow
06-08-2009, 01:36 PM
AHA, the originator of this curse finally shows up!!

See what you started, EP! Blue flowers are going to dog me to my dying day because of you (with a tad of help from RG and GOSH)!

Long time no see. Good to see you back, even though you are harbinger of "BLUE FLOWER" curse!
:lol: :lol:

truck driver
06-08-2009, 01:52 PM
AHA, the originator of this curse finally shows up!!

See what you started, EP! Blue flowers are going to dog me to my dying day because of you (with a tad of help from RG and GOSH)!

Long time no see. Good to see you back, even though you are harbinger of "BLUE FLOWER" curse!
:lol: :lol:

What did I do, you asked for blue flowers, we looked and looked, and looked for 2 whole months in order to fulfill your wish, now all you want to do is complain.. geesh.. and I thought we where friends... :(

And this all started with a blue petunia I think it was in the challenge last year. Though I know Bill has made every attempt to forget that particular blue flower. However if he keeps it up I'm gonna remind him of something else.... Hint it has to do with birds...

RG

truck driver
06-08-2009, 01:54 PM
EP: I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the kitty cat.. Though somehow I doubt he'll be yellow when your done.

RG

truck driver
06-08-2009, 01:55 PM
Hehehe -- Bill and the Blue Flower again. This one's a beauty. Bill, I can't wait to see it when you get out your Blue OPs!

Me, I can't resist a cat. Leonardo is so cool and that shot is so clever with him explaining how he wants the frames set up so jazzy so the yellows set off his splendid ginger fur! Got to do the cat this month. Thanks to all three of you for some great photos!


I'm waiting, and expecting spectacular results from you. I know your busy unpacking and stuff.. but you will have time.

RG

truck driver
06-08-2009, 01:56 PM
I'd like to have a go at the flowers RG....have become sidetracked by so many things I want to try....overchoice! As well as being new to pastels and generally trying to become better at everything....I've frozen myself to a standstill. However, I expect to thaw out soon. Kathy

The only solution to this problem is to get started :) looking forward to it..

RG

truck driver
06-08-2009, 02:05 PM
Oops, slight boo-boo there GOSH. It's Sandra that has done Leonardo. I intend to start this afternoon (hopefully) after I've taken my mum out and about on a few errands. I know, it's just that all us Aussies look alike!!



Well, you intended to start.. did you? looking forward to it..

RG

truck driver
06-08-2009, 02:08 PM
Why don't whomp 'em with that Big STICK, Pat?:evil: :lol: :evil:

Bill:eek:

Dont you remember what happened last time you threatened me with a big stick? Do I need to get out the big blue stick .... Anyway next thing I knew you had all kinds of doctors appointments, and heck I dont think your over that one yet... isnt it a little to early to try it again :angel:

RG

oldrockchick
06-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Hi All

Will have a go soon. I have an idea of something I want to do with the cat but I want to wait until I can do it justice.

It's all go for the move this week but if I get a chance I'll do a quickie.

GOSH
06-08-2009, 08:15 PM
Just started on the June challenge. I picked the car and I've done some of it, mainly measuring and trying to get everything right. The wheels, oh they ARE a challenge. I decided to go for a larger format this time around to fit as much detail as possible, especially since I had already a background painted in watercolor paper 18"x22", acrylic primed and with some brushwork in oil, for at least a year. Feels smooth and I can wipe my mistakes very easily. About longevity of the work, I don't know. Perhaps with some fixative...?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2009/143278-S7300690_.JPG

Pat Isaac
06-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Great start, Gosh...and yes, those wheels are ellipses....:eek:

Pat

GOSH
06-08-2009, 08:59 PM
Great start, Gosh...and yes, those wheels are ellipses....:eek:

Pat

:evil: Evil isn't it? :evil:
:evil: :evil: I'm dwelling in my own HELL out of my own choosing :evil: :evil:

But it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be at first.

eyepaint
06-08-2009, 09:40 PM
EP: I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the kitty cat.. Though somehow I doubt he'll be yellow when your done.

RG

I bought a new OP today that is ...... (drum roll).... not blue! It's Naples Yellow! Oy!

GOSH
06-08-2009, 11:03 PM
And now this is as far as I've gone with it today. I'm a little tired and I'm begining to make mistakes, more than usual, I mean.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2009/143278-S7300696_.JPG

Scarefishcrow
06-09-2009, 12:28 AM
Dont you remember what happened last time you threatened me with a big stick? Do I need to get out the big blue stick .... Anyway next thing I knew you had all kinds of doctors appointments, and heck I dont think your over that one yet... isnt it a little to early to try it again :angel:

RG


Oh, you are a sly one. Yes, we are great friends. That's where I got into trouble!:lol: :lol:

Boy, it may be worth the BF just to see you have to play nice and be angelic for the month!:evil: :evil:


Besides, how come all the ones behind those are white and the ones in front are blue? Been playing with our graphics tools again, RG?


GOSH, what a great car.

EP, I love naples yellow. Let's mix it with some blue and make green!

Bill:clap:

GOSH
06-09-2009, 02:52 AM
Thanks, Bill. Have yous started any of the challenges yet?

lovin art
06-09-2009, 06:05 AM
Hi Everyone, wow Gosh, now thats one cool looking car and my i say how talented you are:) , i cant beleive i'm posting the blue flower first as i thought it would be Bill:evil: , I'm not very happy with this as i'm not feeling well so I'll put the poor effort down to that, and thats my excuse and i'm sticking to it:wave:

Sandra...

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Pat Isaac
06-09-2009, 07:35 AM
That car is looking great, Gosh.
Naples yellow!!! goes with the primary blue..
Nice effort on the flowers, Sandra.

Pat

eyepaint
06-09-2009, 10:42 AM
EP, I love naples yellow. Let's mix it with some blue and make green!

Bill:clap:

Nah ... that would contaminate the blue ....

GOSH
06-09-2009, 05:00 PM
Hi Everyone, wow Gosh, now thats one cool looking car and my i say how talented you are:) , i cant beleive i'm posting the blue flower first as i thought it would be Bill:evil: , I'm not very happy with this as i'm not feeling well so I'll put the poor effort down to that, and thats my excuse and i'm sticking to it:wave:

Sandra...

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Hi Sandra (I hope I'm getting it right this time :D )

Not bad flowers at all! I think they're hard to paint so great job! Too bad Bill is chickening out, isn't it? :angel:

lovin art
06-09-2009, 08:53 PM
Yes Gosh, your right they were hard to get down and thankyou for your's and Pats lovely comments, and i think Bill should get those blue ops out:wink2:

Sandra....

GOSH
06-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Yes Gosh, your right they were hard to get down and thankyou for your's and Pats lovely comments, and i think Bill should get those blue ops out:wink2:

Sandra....

:cool: Yep. Shame Bill is letting his psyche get the best of him. :cool:

Here is an update on the car I'm working on. I'm quite proud of it not turning out to be complete crap. Now it needs to get the chrome right and fix mistakes made because of poor measuring:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jun-2009/143278-S7300698_.JPG

Fixing mistakes will take a while especially the exhaust pipes...

C'mon gringos!

lovin art
06-09-2009, 10:49 PM
this is not crap at all Gosh, you should be very proud of your work its super cool, i love it...

Sandra...

PiscesWoman
06-10-2009, 08:45 AM
RG,

Unfortunately, Leonardo is only a drawn outline with a bit of OP on him at this stage. I'm a bit short of time at the moment and the art has stalled. Don't worry though, I have full intentions of finishing him before the end of the month (and hopefully doing a good job of it!) My mother has taken to asking me to run her around doing a few things. She usually gets my older sister to do this sort of thing but I did remind her a couple of months ago that I have more available time than my sister, who still works a full-time job whereas I work less hours. It seems she has suddenly decided to take-up my offer.

halthepainter
06-10-2009, 10:04 AM
It's looking great Gosh.

oldrockchick
06-10-2009, 12:59 PM
I'm really looking forward to the finish of your car GOSH.
I'd liek to do it too, and I have a special idea I want to try for Leonardo.
At the moment when I have time I dont' have the energy, I went to bed at 8pm last night I was so pooped!

I have some time for art tonight. I might have a go at the blue folower as I think there will be a lot of drawign prep required for the car. Plus I need a larger support and can't find anythign atm. Everythign is in boxes or piled up to go into boxes.

I doubtI could do as much justice to the car as you have though GOSH.

GOSH
06-10-2009, 05:29 PM
Thanks Pat, Sandra, Pisces Woman, Hal, OldRockChick

At the moment I'm giving the car a rest and started doing the cat. Sandra, I look at your take on the challenge with different eyes now because doing that cat is not so easy.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your works.

lovin art
06-10-2009, 06:15 PM
Yep, your right there Gosh, but your puss had such a all-knowing expression on his face that i just had to get him down on paper, it took me all day i did two sketch's of him first then started with colour you cant really see it in the pic but layered it on i was trying to go for that impressionstic feel. i'm sure you'll depicked him just fine:cat:

Sandra..

oldrockchick
06-11-2009, 11:00 AM
Nice flower Sandra. :thumbsup:

I wonder when we get to see Bill's version after RG and GOSH went to so much trouble to find that ref for him :evil: :lol: :D

oldrockchick
06-11-2009, 06:00 PM
I decided ot have a go at the Ford Roadster. I'm hoping to do something a little different and maybe put it on a funky background. Perhaps like an advert for racing:lol:

anyway I've been trying to draw it out on paper and when I got something somewhere near I tried to transfer my outline to a carboard oil primed panel to use. Trouble is my transfer paper is yellow, which should be cool and easy to cover by OPs. One would think at fist this is a good idea. However, lol I can't see yellow on white :rolleyes:

So now I guess I'll have to find another way to transfer it, and probably another support too. Trouble is having something appropriate to hand.

Anyway, at least I have made a start.

This is a scan of preliminary sketch but I had to mess with the scan settings to make it dark enough to show up.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2009/179312-OP_Ford_Roadster_sketch_outline.jpg

I think the basic perspective is ok, I used the 2-rulers method to slide across from ref to paper. I doubt I will be able to put in all the engine detail exaclty.

lovin art
06-11-2009, 06:13 PM
This is looking great Lin, looks very detailed to me...

Sandra...

truck driver
06-11-2009, 07:03 PM
Lin, looking good so far. nitpicks.. left tire looks flat, and is the license plate on the ground?

RG

Pat Isaac
06-11-2009, 07:06 PM
This is a great start and RG has some good suggestions to look at.

Pat

oldrockchick
06-11-2009, 07:07 PM
Lin, looking good so far. nitpicks.. left tire looks flat, and is the license plate on the ground?

RG

yeah, both of those are really bugging me right now. I'll have another look tomorrow and a fresh day may give me a better view. It hought the number plate looked off centre - but it does on the ref too. :confused: It looks like it has fallen off doesn't it lol?

truck driver
06-11-2009, 07:09 PM
Oh, you are a sly one. Yes, we are great friends. That's where I got into trouble!:lol: :lol:

Boy, it may be worth the BF just to see you have to play nice and be angelic for the month!:evil: :evil:


Besides, how come all the ones behind those are white and the ones in front are blue? Been playing with our graphics tools again, RG?

Bill:clap:

You would mean to insinuate, that I have altered those wonderfull flowers in any way from the original photograph? I am deeply hurt. I will tell you the secret of the blue flowers after you post your completed version of them. And only after.

RG

truck driver
06-11-2009, 07:32 PM
That was fast Sandra and great job on Leonardo....
Thanks, RG and Gosh for hosting this month and I can't thank you enough for all those yellow images to paint....:evil: :D

Pat


I let this one go for a while, not quite having the same affinity with our wonderfull teacher, as I do with our guide. But alas, I cant keep still..


Does this mean you will be gracing us with a kitty cat, or a car this month Pat?


RG

GOSH
06-11-2009, 10:08 PM
I decided ot have a go at the Ford Roadster. I'm hoping to do something a little different and maybe put it on a funky background. Perhaps like an advert for racing:lol:

anyway I've been trying to draw it out on paper and when I got something somewhere near I tried to transfer my outline to a carboard oil primed panel to use. Trouble is my transfer paper is yellow, which should be cool and easy to cover by OPs. One would think at fist this is a good idea. However, lol I can't see yellow on white :rolleyes:

So now I guess I'll have to find another way to transfer it, and probably another support too. Trouble is having something appropriate to hand.

Anyway, at least I have made a start.

This is a scan of preliminary sketch but I had to mess with the scan settings to make it dark enough to show up.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jun-2009/179312-OP_Ford_Roadster_sketch_outline.jpg

I think the basic perspective is ok, I used the 2-rulers method to slide across from ref to paper. I doubt I will be able to put in all the engine detail exaclty.

Looks GREAT so far! You got the angle right and the measurements very well! Figuring out where all the bits and pieces go in relation to each other is what takes the longest. You'll be so happy once you start puting the color to your work. The tires are tricky, especially the one further right but they won't be half as bad as the... ...headlights, exhaust and license plate. The whole car is very low to the ground, unlike normal vehicles.
I'm looking forward to seeing that work evolve into a road killer!

oldrockchick
06-12-2009, 03:50 PM
I doubt I'll be doing much on this, this week. I am moving on Wednesday and have to pack. Then Thurs and Friday I have to clear and clean this old place. We then have to get on the net over there. We are going with the same supplier so I hope it won't take too long, but they will have to install it as I am going cable and our predecessor seems to have had Sky satellite. We will have to wait for an installation date. I'm going to try to get it on by the end of the month and hopefully by that time I'll have some progress to post.

Spice3514
06-14-2009, 09:53 AM
Dear everyone,

For June, I am trying the blue flowers. Here is todays work. I'm not sure whether to carry on, or start again - I have a feeling that this could be overworked very very easily. Anyone, here goes:
Neopastels on Canson Mi-teintes white paper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2009/183415-Flower1-OP-June-09-WC-chall.jpg

RG, thank you for the challenge.

Pat Isaac
06-14-2009, 10:36 AM
I think this is a good start, Brenda. I always like to cover the whole paper first like you have done. I'd now go back and work on the flowers some more, building up some layers.

Pat

halthepainter
06-14-2009, 11:18 AM
Like Pat says give it some time to set up and add more layers. Good start.

Spice3514
06-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the encouragement Pat and Hal. I'll do as you suggest and some back to it after some set-up time.

GOSH
06-14-2009, 09:08 PM
hi Spice,
Nice start to your start to your blue flower there.

lovin art
06-15-2009, 12:52 AM
Hi Brenda, love the colours you've started with in your blue flowers.:)

Sandra....

Scarefishcrow
06-16-2009, 08:10 AM
Hi to all. Everyone is doing great work here (except me).

Sorry to have been away so much, but studio remodeling project and some health issues have kept me busy. Hope to be back in full swing soon.

Thanks to all for helping out. I greatly appreciate it.

And,RG, I'll have to do those flowers to find out your "secret"!

Bill:thumbsup: :wave: :thumbsup: :heart: :music: :music: :heart:

Spice3514
06-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Dear everyone,

Thanks to some previous encouragement I worked on the blue flowers some more. I might tweak it a little but wont post again - I look forward to seeing what others do with this. It wasnt the most straightforward painting to do but it was very interesting and in the end enjoyable - the monthly challenge is great because you all set stuff which is a little outside my comfort zone. Thanks RG and GOSH for your selection.
Neopastels on canson mi-teintes white paper, 13.5 x 10.5 ins.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2009/183415-Blue-flower-OP-June-09-WC-C.jpg

B.

GOSH
06-17-2009, 06:12 PM
Hi Brenda, what a wonderful job you did with the flowers! I thought it was the hardest of the three to do. You're right, a litttle tweaking the leaves and the flower buttons and you're done. You have Monet going on :clap:

:cool: See Bill? There is really nothing to worry about...

Pat Isaac
06-17-2009, 06:36 PM
Great job, Brenda. These really stand out.

Pat

Scarefishcrow
06-17-2009, 07:40 PM
What, me worry?

Great job Brenda! Not much point in my doing blue flowers with so many wonderful versions already posted!!:smug:

GOSH
06-17-2009, 08:11 PM
What, me worry?

Great job Brenda! Not much point in my doing blue flowers with so many wonderful versions already posted!!:smug:

Any version already posted will surely pale in comparison to yours, as thine keen sense of color is magical and thine endeavors filled with wondrous mystery, so becoming of an artful wizard of thine stature, oh lord of the blue flower!
Ney, WE ALL await thy botanic masterpiece with barely contained enthusiasm!
:music: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :music:

Scarefishcrow
06-17-2009, 11:25 PM
Any version already posted will surely pale in comparison to yours, as thine keen sense of color is magical and thine endeavors filled with wondrous mystery, so becoming of an artful wizard of thine stature, oh lord of the blue flower!
Ney, WE ALL await thy botanic masterpiece with barely contained enthusiasm!
:music: :wave: :wave: :music:


Looks like I should have put on my waders before openning this thread! -:lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:

Of course, I don't succumb to flattery; but I certainly wouldn't want to disappoint someone of uncommonly good taste and artistic perceptiveness!!

:angel: :wink2: :smug: :cool:

easy breeze
06-17-2009, 11:33 PM
Um, I'm new to this site, just learning how to use it. Would love to join in the fun, and post some images. Guess I'll learn by doing ....

andre

Scarefishcrow
06-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Um, I'm new to this site, just learning how to use it. Would love to join in the fun, and post some images. Guess I'll learn by doing ....

andre

Andre, Welcome to the Oil Pastel (OP) channel!

Have you worked with OP or other media in the past?

Below is info to give you links to information on navigating the site, how to get started and links to threads dealing With common questions!Hope it helps!
Just to help you get oriented to this place, click on the link in my signature line called <GO FIRST> (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7172380&postcount=1) and it will take you to a thread that contains links and overviews of all the subforums in this Channel and what is in each one. There are also links to basic OP info and guidelines about posting, critiques, etc.

The following link contains an annotated list of links by topic discussed for recent threads that deal with issues commonly asked by people starting out in OP. Looking through those with give you some additional insight into materials, techniques and various issues dealing with OP:

<FAQs LINKS> (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7494753&postcount=1)

That should save you some time searching around.

This place is great because there are people of all experience levels and we try to have everyone help everyone else. So if there is any way we can help, we will do our best to assist you.

If you have any questions, just start a thread in the OP Talk (http://wetcanvas.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=432)forum and ask away. In the OP Talk forum is a weekly thread called the Oil Gusher which is a thread started each Monday that is a"no topic" thread. People can just say hi, let others know what's going on in their life, catch up on what going on with others, or just meet folks.

Hope you share the fun of working in OP with us! Lots of
Look forward to seeing your work around the forum!!

Welcome to the OP Family!

Bill:thumbsup:

truck driver
06-18-2009, 12:42 AM
Looks like I should have put on my waders before openning this thread! -:lol: :lol: :clap: :clap:

Of course, I don't succumb to flattery; but I certainly wouldn't want to disappoint someone of uncommonly good taste and artistic perceptiveness!!

:angel: :wink2: :smug: :cool:

Ah, the master of the flower has spoken, not drawn nor painted, but the words flow forth from the depths of the soul, as the wisdom of the blue flower pours forth in a fountain of brilliance, showering us with yet more ways to prolong, and perhaps avoid ever doing a darn thing!

RG

lovin art
06-18-2009, 01:20 AM
Very cool words GOSH and RG, if you keep at him he just mite give-in:evil:

Sandra...
P.S, love your flowers Brenda

Scarefishcrow
06-18-2009, 11:36 AM
Very cool words GOSH and RG, if you keep at him he just mite give-in:evil:

Sandra...
P.S, love your flowers Brenda


I seem to be losing ground, here! I'm trying to figure out how to draw the "spotlight" in the lower left corner of the reference image!

Bill:p :D

eyepaint
06-18-2009, 11:54 AM
Here's my quick contribution. This is what happens to the cat when EP starts experimenting with a bg of fluid acrylics and new pumice gel, and then applies OP on top. Possessed kitty is done with Sennelier, 4 colours used, on 7x10" wc paper coated with acrylics and pumice gel.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jun-2009/96240-op_june2009_cat01.JPG

Cheers,

halthepainter
06-18-2009, 12:40 PM
ep!! What Are You Tripping On?? :eek: :evil:

lovin art
06-18-2009, 05:55 PM
This is cool Ep, i love it, very abstrack art going on there....

Sandra...

Pat Isaac
06-18-2009, 06:04 PM
:eek: ....it is a possessed kitty, but I love it and the texture is GREAT!!!

Pat

GOSH
06-18-2009, 09:46 PM
Definitely a rough texture to play with.

truck driver
06-18-2009, 10:11 PM
EP: leonardo looked at that meowed twice and ran off...

RG

Scarefishcrow
06-18-2009, 10:27 PM
Does this signal the end of your "Blue Period"? What shall we call this? Your "Sand Castle Period"?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bill:wave:

eyepaint
06-19-2009, 01:45 AM
Thanks, everyone. Hope Leonardo comes back for his supper. Didn't mean to scare him. I just might be in my sand castle period ... until I use up the jar of pumice gel :) I do still own blue OPs and you notice I did not use up my blue OP on this experiment... instead I shredded a red OP :)

Cheers,

Mmadsen
06-19-2009, 05:43 PM
Here's my effort. Not much of a car guy so, no offense, I un-hot-rodded it. As long as I can figure out where to put the gas I'm happy. And I get a free car for work so I don't even own one.

I removed the buildings, streets, shops etc. And it's my first try using a gessoed panel 6 x 8 of masonite. Its a little tougher to deal with than paper, I think, due to the brushstrokes in the gesso being fairly deep and good texture, but the in between is pretty slick.

Senns, using Pat's suggestion of sepia for the dark tones.

Thanks for looking,

Mark

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2009/131193-09_06_19_car.JPG

halthepainter
06-19-2009, 05:50 PM
Mark your car looks great.

Pat Isaac
06-19-2009, 05:57 PM
This is just great, Mark. I use a sponge roller to apply the gesso and makes a nice smooth surface. I didn't like the texture of the brush strokes, but they certainly work for you here.

Pat

Mmadsen
06-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Hal,
You know I'm a little afraid of these senns with toxic warning labels so I used stumps on the yellos rather than my usual fingers. I'm just happy you could tell it was a car.

Happy friday!

Mark

Mmadsen
06-19-2009, 05:59 PM
Pat,
You're telling me all your secrets. I'll try the roller trick too. Thanks a ton,
Mark

Pat Isaac
06-19-2009, 05:59 PM
:eek: I use my fingers a lot and I meant to comment on those dastardly yellows. You did a great job with them....

Pat

truck driver
06-19-2009, 11:16 PM
Mark, great job, though a few things I want to point out.. no hotrod and you dont have chrome pipes coming out the side.. .they would of ended up coming out the rear. Also on this car there would of been engine vents in the side of the hood :) but hey other than that.. and no you would not of known those two things.. Gosh has several more comments for you, but I will let her go into those. Rather than steal her thunder. Good job bro..

RG

truck driver
06-19-2009, 11:20 PM
:eek: I use my fingers a lot and I meant to comment on those dastardly yellows. You did a great job with them....

Pat

Gosh enjoyed working on the gesso and oil paint background a lot, so I've decided to try it. We bought us a new toy to share today, not a big one but a little something.. A bottle of Bob Ross's Black Gesso .. should be worth playing with a bit. I dont use a foam roller but instead a foam brush and that seems to work well for gesso, and or Goldens acrylic ground for pastels.

RG

truck driver
06-19-2009, 11:22 PM
Mark, if Pat told us all her secrets wetcanvas would run out of disk space :)

RG

truck driver
06-19-2009, 11:23 PM
Hal,
You know I'm a little afraid of these senns with toxic warning labels so I used stumps on the yellos rather than my usual fingers. I'm just happy you could tell it was a car.

Happy friday!

Mark

This is quite simple dont eat, while you play with them, and wash your hands afterwards. The real toxicity of the cads, and even lead is in dust form, not nearly so much in the form we use it in.

RG

truck driver
06-19-2009, 11:25 PM
This is quite simple dont eat, while you play with them, and wash your hands afterwards. The real toxicity of the cads, and even lead is in dust form, not nearly so much in the form we use it in.

RG

Gosh says eat the crayolas if your hungry, dont eat the senns :)

RG

Scarefishcrow
06-20-2009, 12:00 AM
Mark, great job on the car!

Bill
:clap: :clap:

GOSH
06-20-2009, 01:38 PM
Here's my effort. Not much of a car guy so, no offense, I un-hot-rodded it. As long as I can figure out where to put the gas I'm happy. And I get a free car for work so I don't even own one.

I removed the buildings, streets, shops etc. And it's my first try using a gessoed panel 6 x 8 of masonite. Its a little tougher to deal with than paper, I think, due to the brushstrokes in the gesso being fairly deep and good texture, but the in between is pretty slick.

Senns, using Pat's suggestion of sepia for the dark tones.

Thanks for looking,

Mark

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Jun-2009/131193-09_06_19_car.JPG

:clap: Not bad at all! I love the texture you have going here and how you transformed the background. Your car is pretty neat, and Pat's suggestion of the sepia tone worked real well. Nobody needs to be a car expert to paint it and they're free to alter the reference picture to do whatever they want. Love the yellows: like egg yolk and I particularly like the far right wheel, how it turned out just right.

GOSH
06-20-2009, 01:40 PM
Gosh says eat the crayolas if your hungry, dont eat the senns :)

RG

RG, you are replying to quotes of yourself now? :evil:

lovin art
06-20-2009, 09:04 PM
Mark, cool hot rod, you have done a great job on it, the car looked to complicated for me to have a go at it but you have pulled it off, i look forward to seeing everyone's effort on here...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Sandra...

truck driver
06-21-2009, 12:57 AM
, the car looked to complicated for me to have a go at it
Sandra...

oh just do it :)

rg

lovin art
06-21-2009, 03:53 AM
Thats easy for you to say Rg, i'm no-where near as good at this oil pasteling thing as you guys are,:) but i was pretty happy with my take on leonardo as i have never attempted animals before:cat:

Sandra...

truck driver
06-21-2009, 11:46 AM
Thats easy for you to say Rg, i'm no-where near as good at this oil pasteling thing as you guys are,:) but i was pretty happy with my take on leonardo as i have never attempted animals before:cat:

Sandra...


umm I see once again you have me confused with somebody else..

Let me see if I can clarify for you..


Pat = good
Fishfan = good
paul = good
Robert Sloan = good

and if you promise not to tell her..

GOSH = pretty good as well.

several others = good however I cant remember how to spell there names at the moment.. but they know who they are.. this isnt meant to be an all inclusive list, if i didnt include you, and you belong here, well you know it already and dont need me to tell you :) but anyway i'm sorry if i missed you.



truckdriver = not so good


see i'm not that great either.. :)


But what I can tell you is this, the only thing that seperates us from being able to do anything we want to do with ops and do it well is practice, that is what the challenge is about pushing ourselves to do things we normally wouldnt try.. Which is the sole reason the car is there. We could of went with a lot of different things, however we thought the car was interesting, not near as hard as it looks. as well as just plain fun..

RG

Scarefishcrow
06-21-2009, 04:13 PM
umm I see once again you have me confused with somebody else..

Let me see if I can clarify for you..


Pat = good
Fishfan = good
paul = good
Robert Sloan = good

and if you promise not to tell her..

GOSH = pretty good as well.

several others = good however I cant remember how to spell there names at the moment..

B...I...L...L...!
Now that wasn't so hard to spell now was it, RG?

I can see how you could foryet a complicated name like that!

But gee, you seem to have no trouble remembering how to spell it when the subject is BLUE Flowers, do you?:p

I am going to post my version of your Blue flower RI (which, by the way, was far too busy, could have been better composed,and lacked a good range of color values to work with).

Notwithstanding, I have, THIS TIME, succumbed to peer pressure (probably through the drain of my pain on my willpower!

However, let me make one thing perfectly clear, that I,being of sound mind and questionable body, will in the future paint ONLY those BLUE FLOWERS which I, using my free will, do myself choose to Paint!!! I hereby declare the BLUE FLOWER monkey as banished forever!!

With that statement I hereby subject you to my version of RG's "BLUE FLOWERS". Look at your own risk!

Bill
:evil: :D :smug: :rolleyes: :lol: :angel:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2009/108067-sm22009-06-21_142455.jpg

Mmadsen
06-21-2009, 05:20 PM
Bill, that's blue that keeps on giving. Like a great cup of coffee . . .

Thanks for all the great comments too. I wasn't actually planning on eating my senns . . . but they are pretty buttery? Who makes a comment like that and expects you not to eat one?

Actually this whole art thing started a year and a half ago when we were in Anchorage for a Legislative thing for my wife. After taking care of our daughter (4 months old at the time) for 5 days of conference, my wife talked me into taking a 4 hour class from Andy Sonneborn in her studio. That day she came upstairs to check my progress and caught another lady with her brush in her mouth. Needless to say she uncorked on her about toxicity of cad oils. Hmmmmmmm, so it happens, and everythings better with butter . . . buttery. you know.

Mark

eyepaint
06-21-2009, 06:48 PM
Notwithstanding, I have, THIS TIME, succumbed to peer pressure (probably through the drain of my pain on my willpower!

However, let me make one thing perfectly clear, that I,being of sound mind and questionable body, will in the future paint ONLY those BLUE FLOWERS which I, using my free will, do myself choose to Paint!!! I hereby declare the BLUE FLOWER monkey as banished forever!!

With that statement I hereby subject you to my version of RG's "BLUE FLOWERS". Look at your own risk!

Bill

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2009/108067-sm22009-06-21_142455.jpg


Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Way to go, Bill!! :) :) :)

Pat Isaac
06-21-2009, 07:32 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jun-2009/35760-81895-33616-32965-woohoo-dancingtext.gif
for you, Bill.....no more teasing....:lol:

Pat

Scarefishcrow
06-21-2009, 10:57 PM
Thanks to all my loyal supporters for t

heir tactfully noncomittal comments!:clap: :clap:


I did fail to mention the size. This is 20 feet tall X 16 Feet wide.

Yes, a size ever F.E. Church and Albert Bierstadt would be in awe of!

I figured that size would consume any remaining BLUE OP in my collection just be safe.

EP-Looks like I won't be able to paint BLUE in the near future!!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

RG, You're paying for the framing, right?

Pat, any guess what framing a 20ft x 16ft OP under glass will set RG back?:evil: :evil: :D



Bill
(see, only 4 letters and 2 are duplicates, RG. Work on it!! Maybe GOSH can help!)

:thumbsup:

Disclaimer:This and my last post fell into a bucket full of sarcasm and I was unable to squeeze all of it out. Therefore, read while in a not overly serious mood!

lovin art
06-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Thanks to all my loyal supporters for t

heir tactfully noncomittal comments!


I did fail to mention the size. This is 20 feet tall X 16 Feet wide.

Yes, a size ever F.E. Church and Albert Bierstadt would be in awe of!

I figured that size would consume any remaining BLUE OP in my collection just be safe.

EP-Looks like I won't be able to paint BLUE in the near future!!!

RG, You're paying for the framing, right?

Pat, any guess what framing a 20ft x 16ft OP under glass will set RG back?



Bill
(see, only 4 letters and 2 are duplicates, RG. Work on it!! Maybe GOSH can help!)



Disclaimer:This and my last post fell into a bucket full of sarcasm and I was unable to squeeze all of it out. Therefore, read while in a not overly serious mood!

Good for you Bill, and i think your Blue Flower is Brilliant, i love it, very Van Gogh like going on here: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ps, Bill just remember that even though this Blue flower has been the vain of your pain, it just mite turn out be worth alot of money one day, i'm thinking:smug:

Sandra..

Scarefishcrow
06-22-2009, 01:59 PM
Good for you Bill, and i think your Blue Flower is Brilliant, i love it, very Van Gogh like going on here: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: ps, Bill just remember that even though this Blue flower has been the vain of your pain, it just mite turn out be worth alot of money one day, i'm thinking:smug:

Sandra..

Thanks, Sandra! It's all been in the spirit of good fun!:thumbsup:

When we get to where we take ourselves too seriously we lose some of what makes up an important part of our creativity, IMHO. It seems to me we are less likely to fall into a rut when we hare a touch of whimsy in our spirit!

However, kidding around doesn't mean we aren't serious about the art we do!

One of the reasons I love this forum is NOT that OP is the only medium I enjoy.... it is the friendships and pleasure of interaction with some of the nicest, friendly, caring and fun people I know!

If art comes from life, then good life should help make good art!

(BTW, I'm flattered by the comparison but I suspect Vincent would not be so gratified!

In reality none ofus are "good" and all of us are "good"! We are all traveling down the same road and exploring the sights that interest each of us. Some are farther along the road, but reaching whatever destination you seek means you begin with that first step. Like a baby we first crawl, then cling to something to steady us, eventually let go and make our first clumsy steps. But the more we do it the better we get. Of course some progress faster than others, and we all periodically stumble along the way or need help clearing a barrier blocking the road. All we can keep doing is move forward as best we can!

Moral:D: Don't put yourself down as "not good". You are where you are. None of us that are honest with ourselves really thinks we are as "good" as we should be.

Don't think about "making excuses";in reality you are simply stating what you have gleaned from self critique. Once you begin to be able to critique your own work then you begin to learn from both positive and negative aspects of your work.

Bill

:wave: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wave: :heart: :music: :heart:

lovin art
06-22-2009, 08:30 PM
:) Thanks Bill for for your wonderful insight into the world of art, and i shouldn't be so hard on myself and i do think that i'm getting the hang of ops its just so different from using paints, and if Vincent was around in our day i think he wouuld say your flower was cool:thumbsup:

Sandra...

GOSH
06-22-2009, 11:42 PM
Thanks to all my loyal supporters for t

heir tactfully noncomittal comments!:clap: :clap:


I did fail to mention the size. This is 20 feet tall X 16 Feet wide.

Yes, a size ever F.E. Church and Albert Bierstadt would be in awe of!

I figured that size would consume any remaining BLUE OP in my collection just be safe.

EP-Looks like I won't be able to paint BLUE in the near future!!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

RG, You're paying for the framing, right?

Pat, any guess what framing a 20ft x 16ft OP under glass will set RG back?:evil: :evil: :D



Bill
(see, only 4 letters and 2 are duplicates, RG. Work on it!! Maybe GOSH can help!)

:thumbsup:

Disclaimer:This and my last post fell into a bucket full of sarcasm and I was unable to squeeze all of it out. Therefore, read while in a not overly serious mood!



Well Well Well at last! A blue flower :thumbsup:

GOSH
06-22-2009, 11:47 PM
Thanks, Sandra! It's all been in the spirit of good fun!:thumbsup:

When we get to where we take ourselves too seriously we lose some of what makes up an important part of our creativity, IMHO. It seems to me we are less likely to fall into a rut when we hare a touch of whimsy in our spirit!

However, kidding around doesn't mean we aren't serious about the art we do!

One of the reasons I love this forum is NOT that OP is the only medium I enjoy.... it is the friendships and pleasure of interaction with some of the nicest, friendly, caring and fun people I know!

If art comes from life, then good life should help make good art!

(BTW, I'm flattered by the comparison but I suspect Vincent would not be so gratified!

In reality none ofus are "good" and all of us are "good"! We are all traveling down the same road and exploring the sights that interest each of us. Some are farther along the road, but reaching whatever destination you seek means you begin with that first step. Like a baby we first crawl, then cling to something to steady us, eventually let go and make our first clumsy steps. But the more we do it the better we get. Of course some progress faster than others, and we all periodically stumble along the way or need help clearing a barrier blocking the road. All we can keep doing is move forward as best we can!

Moral:D: Don't put yourself down as "not good". You are where you are. None of us that are honest with ourselves really thinks we are as "good" as we should be.

Don't think about "making excuses";in reality you are simply stating what you have gleaned from self critique. Once you begin to be able to critique your own work then you begin to learn from both positive and negative aspects of your work.

Bill

:wave: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wave: :heart: :music: :heart:

You have written some wise words, Bill.

GOSH
06-23-2009, 12:15 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2009/143278-S7300714_.JPG http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2009/143278-S7300751_.JPG

First picture is for the first try on plaster of paris (and some baby oil to dilute the senneliers). As you can see I was going for the big three: Blue, Yellow and Red but didn't look very successful, so the second picture is my second try on a 18x24" wc paper with 1 layer of acrylic gesso as primer and another of Bob Ross's black primer. The application of both has warped the paper a bit but the senneliers (naples yellow, white) and the one orange holbein seem to like the smoothness and I'm hoping that with time the surface will straighten again.
No blending tools were used in either the car or this one. My fingers seem to be sufficient in dragging the colors around. In the first cat I used a ruler and pencil to draw but in the black one I just applied color like I did with the car and it seems like I'm going somewhere with it.

lovin art
06-23-2009, 01:46 AM
Nice start there Gosh, i think the black background is my preferance also cool you just use your fingers im lazy and use blending tools for big colour..

Sandra...

GOSH
06-23-2009, 02:59 AM
:evil: Nice start there Gosh, i think the black background is my preferance also cool you just use your fingers im lazy and use blending tools for big colour..

Sandra...

It's easier to use your fingers if the surface is smooth and large and different painters will use different methods as they feel comfortable so I don't think you're lazy at all. Just...different :eek: :rolleyes: ;)
Besides, I ruined my blenders with the wallis sanded and colorfix and I'm too cheap to buy more.
Of course having said that I'm off to the Artists Anonymous thread.

Black background isn't black anymore but at this stage it's experimentation with different effects inspired perhaps by things I never did like PCP, THC, LSD and artists I've only begun knowing like Louis Wain. It's going to be one psychedelic kittie :evil:

The Challenge is for your enjoyment and you can transform the references into anything you want.

paul444
06-23-2009, 06:00 AM
Lovely paintings everyone, Bill great blue flowers, ( what was all the fuss about. :wink2: :lol: )
GOSH great start, I like the black background best too.

Well here is my try at the car, not to happy with the background so I might change that later, still not sure.
Its 12 X 9 on watercolor paper using mostly Senns.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jun-2009/82968-2009_0622photosnew0005_3.jpg

GOSH
06-23-2009, 06:50 AM
Lovely paintings everyone, Bill great blue flowers, ( what was all the fuss about. :wink2: :lol: )
GOSH great start, I like the black background best too.

Well here is my try at the car, not to happy with the background so I might change that later, still not sure.
Its 12 X 9 on watercolor paper using mostly Senns.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Jun-2009/82968-2009_0622photosnew0005_3.jpg

:eek: How did you manage the nice smooth yellows and the detailing of the engine? Great work on such a small surface. The back wheel seems a little funky but you got all the others perfectly and I like the front, exhaust and the underside of your car a lot too. I guess it pays to measure more carefully
:D

Your whole work looks good and if you are adding more detail to the background I'd love to see it too.:thumbsup:

Scarefishcrow
06-23-2009, 12:37 PM
Thanks, Paul, GOSH and everyone else!

GOSH great beginning on Leonardo!

Paul fantastic car. The engine is incredible!
King of the Yellows!

(BTW, Blue Flower fuss mostly to let RG think he's getting to me; otherwise he gets cranky!:lol: :lol:

Bill

:thumbsup: :wave: :thumbsup:

Pat Isaac
06-23-2009, 01:08 PM
Great car, Mark. Seems I'm the only one that has trouble with yellows. Yours are great Mark.
Nice start on Leonardo, Gosh. I actually like the red yellow and blue one.

Pat

GOSH
06-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Great car, Mark. Seems I'm the only one that has trouble with yellows. Yours are great Mark.
Nice start on Leonardo, Gosh. I actually like the red yellow and blue one.

Pat

:wave: Thank you Pat. Now I feel like that picture isn't a complete waste of time. Perhaps I will make something of it later. One more unfinished project.

lovin art
06-24-2009, 06:01 AM
Gee Paul, Brilliant painting of the yellow hotrod, how long did it take and did you do this from a straight copy or free hand cause that detail is so cool i think the background looks fine to me its the blue sky that makes the yellow hotrod pop, this is a cool op

Sandra...

oldrockchick
06-26-2009, 07:49 AM
Hello all :wave: I'm back - have you missed me :lol: ?

I've been looking at all yoru work....

Bill - 'Artists & illustrators' magaaine has a feature on how to build your own studio. YAY for the blue flower :thumbsup: Glad you could take the time off to do it! It is rare to see your work.

Brenda - Nice blue flower, lovely rendition

Andre - hello and welcome to OP forums, as Bill has already welcomed you. All WC forums are different but on OP we are a little 'different'. We are all a little whimsical and light at times. Like a family having some general bantering. Join in and don't be reticent about showing us your work. We are all supportive here and if you need help or advice - just ask.;) Also check out the Ar Supplies Anonymous forum, where despite our unabashed confessions of impulsive buying there is plenty of advice on materials too.

Eyepaint - is this what happens from toxic pastel poisoning ? Stop eating your Senns! :evil: Your abstract kitty is more Klimt than Leonardo :cool:

Mark - on a small size 6" x 8" it is hard to get detail with an OP. I find shapers really help here as I can lightly place the line thinly then guide it with a very stiff shaper. Also I find I can do lines by taking OP off the tip with a very hard shaper and placing it for delicate detail. You can get Royal Clay Sahpers they are called, go for the extra firm if you can get them and I find them great for detail and pushing colour.
Moving things about on the referecne is all part of the challenge. It is what makes us all different. It wouldn't be interesting to have 10 different almost exact versions would it?

GOSH - I'm a little confused about plaster of Paris and baby oil?
Did you paint the first one directly onto plaster of Paris and how exactly did you use the baby oil :confused: I quite like the primary coloured one, especially the way the frame shows up. Will be interesting to see how the black one develops.

Paul - your car is exceptional :clap: :clap: :clap: The detail is amazing. I really like the background. It is enough to creat atmosphere without too much detail to distract. It reminds me of being parked on a long beachside road ready for a drag race.

As for Gesso i can't even get at mine, it is in the bottom of some box or other in the shed? or maybe Dave's room or wherever I put it.

oldrockchick
06-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Druing all of the mayhem of this last week I found time to do this.

First I amended the drawing bearing in mind the comments made and then transferred it to what I had to hand (not a lot). I used a piece of heavyweight Fabriano HP wc paper.

I then did an under'painting' with Polychromos to map out the area and so I could see where I was going.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2009/179312-Ford_Roadster_CP_underpainting.jpg

Here is the finished piece.....

12" x 9" on heavyweight Fabriano HP paper
Daler Rowneys, Neopastels, Sennelier and Gallery metallics

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2009/179312-OP_Ford_Roadster_-_finished.jpg

Pat Isaac
06-26-2009, 08:53 AM
Welcome back, Lin. I hope you are getting settled in now. Your car is AMAZING!!! Don't know how you found time for that.

Pat

robertsloan2
06-26-2009, 01:19 PM
Great cat beginning, GOSH, it's cool that you tried different backgrounds.

Paul, your car is looking good. I'm amazed at the detail and accuracy. Never could get cars or any vehicle or mechanical thing right.

Lin! You're back! Yayyy! Thank you for showing the detailed Polychromos underpainting. I saw your car in the all-media sketch thread and raved about it, which I will repeat here -- this is gorgeous and I love it. I'm awed. Especially in the conditions you had to paint when you're that busy and dislocated from moving so fast.

PiscesWoman
06-27-2009, 12:50 AM
Lin, it is great to have you back. Moving house is always a pain. No matter how organised you think you are, something will always throw a spanner in the works. I hope the shower problem is fixed soon.:eek:

I'm submitting my challenge effort for the month. I'm not really happy with it. It's done on gessoed card, something I've never used oil pastels on before. I was trying for a 'loose' effect. It started off looking okay, but then I was not happy with the surrounding frames. Then I started tweaking Leo here and there, so naturally I overdid it. Have tried to fix, but think I now need to leave well enough alone:o . But I cropped out a lot of the surrounding frame, it was just too yucky!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2009/180481-Leo_2.JPG

truck driver
06-27-2009, 04:07 PM
Paul great work on the car. That background works fine.

Pisces woman looks great

linn, only issue I've got is what is wrong with the front end on that thing, a-arm busted? Steering linkage fried? the front wheel farthest away is making a hard right. While the one closest is heading straight ahead :) Looks great though.

i've got some other nitpicks i'm sure but I just got online after being gone for a few days.. Thanks to everybody who has participated so far.. we got a few days left come on....

RG

CLWilliams
06-27-2009, 05:25 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2009/90933-100_8166_blue_flower_web.jpg
Here is my attempt at the blue flower. It doesn't look anything like the reference but I really enjoyed doing it, lol. Charlotte

Pat Isaac
06-27-2009, 05:51 PM
Nice job, Karen. I like the purple background, complements the cat.
Nice design to the blue flowers, Charlotte. i has a nice abstract feel. Welcome to the OP forum...:wave: what OPs did you use.

Pat

CLWilliams
06-27-2009, 09:48 PM
they are skylight studio, which I purchased at an estate sale. They don't set or harden. I am having a slow art year & this was the first one I did since posting in the weekly thread at the end of May. I'm hoping to be more active in the future. Charlotte

GOSH
06-27-2009, 10:08 PM
Paul great work on the car. That background works fine.

Pisces woman looks great

linn, only issue I've got is what is wrong with the front end on that thing, a-arm busted? Steering linkage fried? the front wheel farthest away is making a hard right. While the one closest is heading straight ahead :) Looks great though.

i've got some other nitpicks i'm sure but I just got online after being gone for a few days.. Thanks to everybody who has participated so far.. we got a few days left come on....

RG

:evil: Stop being so picky. Where is your take on the challenge this month? Where are your blue flowers?

GOSH
06-27-2009, 10:09 PM
ORC, your car IS really good. Love what you did to the background and the engine!

GOSH
06-27-2009, 10:11 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Jun-2009/90933-100_8166_blue_flower_web.jpg
Here is my attempt at the blue flower. It doesn't look anything like the reference but I really enjoyed doing it, lol. Charlotte

Looks like stained glass. :wave:

lovin art
06-28-2009, 01:04 AM
hi everyone, Linn, nice take on the car, when did you get that down in your sleep:thumbsup:
Karen, love what you did with the kitty,:thumbsup: and hi Charlotte nice to meet you, cute flowers, :thumbsup:

Sandra...

GOSH
06-28-2009, 02:51 AM
Lin, it is great to have you back. Moving house is always a pain. No matter how organised you think you are, something will always throw a spanner in the works. I hope the shower problem is fixed soon.:eek:

I'm submitting my challenge effort for the month. I'm not really happy with it. It's done on gessoed card, something I've never used oil pastels on before. I was trying for a 'loose' effect. It started off looking okay, but then I was not happy with the surrounding frames. Then I started tweaking Leo here and there, so naturally I overdid it. Have tried to fix, but think I now need to leave well enough alone:o . But I cropped out a lot of the surrounding frame, it was just too yucky!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2009/180481-Leo_2.JPG

I absolutely LOVE your cat!:heart:
That dark thing on his paw is actually a feather.

oldrockchick
06-28-2009, 12:06 PM
Paul great work on the car. That background works fine.

Pisces woman looks great

linn, only issue I've got is what is wrong with the front end on that thing, a-arm busted? Steering linkage fried? the front wheel farthest away is making a hard right. While the one closest is heading straight ahead :) Looks great though.

i've got some other nitpicks i'm sure but I just got online after being gone for a few days.. Thanks to everybody who has participated so far.. we got a few days left come on....

RG

Pfft I'm an artist not a mechanic :lol:

My only experience with cars is driving them or watching them being driven :rolleyes:

:evil: Stop being so picky. Where is your take on the challenge this month? Where are your blue flowers?

tum te tum :rolleyes:


Lovin art- I started the drawing before I moved and redid it one night, transferred it onto paper and then CP'd it. I OP'd it the next night, when I was too tired to unpack any more boxes.

I was suffering form exhaustion lol

Scarefishcrow
06-28-2009, 05:34 PM
Lin, We DID miss you terribly. No one but GOSH has been around to keep RG under control and she desperately needs a backup, poor lady!

Your car is great!


Karen, your cat is fine! If we want never to be disappointed then the easies way is to never do anything. But that also means we give up the chance for the sense of accomplishing something positive.

Life's a bummer like that! You want to move forward you have to risk falling a few times along the way. Otherwise we sit and wonder what we might have done if we had only tried! Trying itself is a reward no matter what the result; you cannot help but learn something in the trying!

Charlotte, your blue flowers are great and we look forward to more of your works!

Bill

:wave: :clap: :thumbsup: :clap: :wave:

PiscesWoman
06-29-2009, 12:13 AM
Hi Everyone

Thanks all for your comments. Leo really was a challenge with all those frames surrounding him, plus his pose. Next time I gesso up some cardboard, I think I will try the foam roller that Pat has previously mentioned, as I do have one which I had forgotten about, but unearthed the other day when I was giving my studio a bit of a clean-out.... I'm hoping that I am going to have time next month for the July challenge.

truck driver
06-29-2009, 03:20 AM
ORC :) wasnt trying to be a pain, the problem is caused by the circle instead of an ellipse on the inside of the wheel. and for the other one..

Gosh: I will deal with you when I get home..


RG

GOSH
06-29-2009, 07:25 AM
Not much has been done to the kitty or the the car. I had a bit of a flu to deal with for the best part of last week up until today. This is what has been done to the cat. As the deadline approaches I feel pressured :o to finish but fearing I won't.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Jun-2009/143278-S7300757_.JPG

GOSH
06-29-2009, 07:29 AM
ORC :) wasnt trying to be a pain, the problem is caused by the circle instead of an ellipse on the inside of the wheel. and for the other one..

Gosh: I will deal with you when I get home..


RG

You don't need to deal with me. You need to deal with the deadline.:evil:

GOSH
06-29-2009, 07:41 AM
Hi Everyone

Thanks all for your comments. Leo really was a challenge with all those frames surrounding him, plus his pose. Next time I gesso up some cardboard, I think I will try the foam roller that Pat has previously mentioned, as I do have one which I had forgotten about, but unearthed the other day when I was giving my studio a bit of a clean-out.... I'm hoping that I am going to have time next month for the July challenge.

Surely you'll find some time for the July challenge?
What got me at first in his pose was how overextended his "arm" was, the one that stretches almost touching the outer frame. It had a groovy look to it I haven't been able to replicate.

oldrockchick
06-29-2009, 08:04 AM
ORC :) wasnt trying to be a pain, the problem is caused by the circle instead of an ellipse on the inside of the wheel. and for the other one..

Gosh: I will deal with you when I get home..


RGi know lol ;)

I have no idea what an A-arm is though :P I've worked quite hard to loosen up with my art. I used to painstaikingly try to get everything technically perfect. Lol comes from the scientific background. Now I've loosened up I still can't win :lol:

I see your point about the wheel. It looked fine when it was in the drawn state. It just seemed to go awry after I applied the OP. I didn't notice myself until after i had posted... by that time I was too exhausted to do anythign about it. I just prided myself that I had actually managed to get something done at all this month.,:cool:

oldrockchick
06-29-2009, 08:07 AM
GOSH sorry to hear you have been below par. Loenardo is coming along nicely. I like the effects on the wallpaper... done with shapers ?

I'm sure you can sort out RG when he comes home :lol: :lol: :lol:

Scarefishcrow
06-29-2009, 10:58 AM
Gosh: I will deal with you when I get home..


RG

GOSH, are you cowering in fear of his wrath??????? Need some protection???

Nah! I suspect you having the flu probably evens the odds for RG!!! :lol: :lol:


Bill:evil:

lovin art
06-29-2009, 05:40 PM
Gosh, hope your feeling better, i agree with linn you have done a great job on leo:thumbsup: the colours are lovely and vibant, and least you have attemped 2 out of the 3 pics, wheres RG's:evil:

Sandra.

Pat Isaac
06-29-2009, 06:02 PM
Hope you are feeling better, Gosh. the flu is no fun...

Pat

Scarefishcrow
06-30-2009, 09:04 PM
GOSH, hope the flu flees fairly fast for you! (Sorry, couldn't help the alliteration! Pat won't allow me to do puns anymore! It really "gulls" me, but the boss gets to decide when you have to be "pun"ished! Ugh, that big blue stick!!!)

Get better soon!

Bill:heart: :music: :music: :heart:

truck driver
06-30-2009, 09:38 PM
Life has been quite hectic this month, I am a dismal failure....somehow in my 3 days off this month I didnt get anything done for the challenge. Nor did I find time in between sleeping and driving to complete a single one of the challenge pics. I am so far behind right now, I'm wondering if the grapes will get done before christmas. Let alone starting on something else.

RG

truck driver
06-30-2009, 09:41 PM
GOSH, are you cowering in fear of his wrath??????? Need some protection???

Nah! I suspect you having the flu probably evens the odds for RG!!! :lol: :lol:


Bill:evil:

Are you suggessting you are capable of protecting my wife from me?

are you hinting she needs protection from me?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....................

Gosh, doesnt need protection from anybody but me:)

She is wonderfull :)

RG

GOSH
07-01-2009, 04:03 AM
:clap: Thank You All for contributing to June's challenge. Now on to July!

GOSH
07-01-2009, 04:06 AM
And thank you for all your well wishes and thoughts. I'm surely better now and ready for July

jubeads
07-01-2009, 04:53 AM
Newbie here!

Bring on July! I lurrrrrrrvee oil pastels!

Scarefishcrow
07-04-2009, 05:16 PM
Are you suggessting you are capable of protecting my wife from me?

are you hinting she needs protection from me?

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....................

Gosh, doesnt need protection from anybody but me:)

She is wonderfull :)

RG


RG, I have a feeling GOSH can take care of herself! She must be tough! She takes care of you!

Just poking a little fun at ya!

Besides, you wouldn't want hurt an old guy with multiple heath problems, wou/d you?

Don't be so self critical! Yoa are no failure!You have been working a tough schedule!

Bill

GOSH
07-05-2009, 10:02 PM
"Besides, you wouldn't want hurt an old guy with multiple heath problems, wou/d you?"

I can hear the violins :D

Scarefishcrow
07-06-2009, 02:25 AM
:eek: "Besides, you wouldn't want hurt an old guy with multiple heath problems, wou/d you?"

I can hear the violins :D

Hey, Can't a fellow get no respect around here??

OTOH that's exactly what I got!


:music: :music: :music: :music: :music: :music:
(The violin music to cover my screams of agony as RG pummels me to a pulp as GOSH tries to sketch the scene!)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
(I don't know what I'm laughing about!:confused: )

truck driver
07-06-2009, 07:37 PM
:eek:

Hey, Can't a fellow get no respect around here??

OTOH that's exactly what I got!


:music: :music: :music: :music: :music: :music:
(The violin music to cover my screams of agony as RG pummels me to a pulp as GOSH tries to sketch the scene!)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
(I don't know what I'm laughing about!:confused: )

And that would be my luck, comitting a crime against a well liked artist, and my wife drawing detailed and accurate pictures of it, for posterity's sake.

RG

Scarefishcrow
07-06-2009, 10:40 PM
And that would be my luck, comitting a crime against a well liked artist, and my wife drawing detailed and accurate pictures of it, for posterity's sake.

RG

Not to mention how useful illustrations will be for the trial!

:lol: :lol: :lol: