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06-14-2009, 09:42 PM
All media are welcome and the goal is to complete a painting or a piece of art within a day. There is no set subject, or time limit to work within.
All are welcome so don't be shy. Looking forward to another week of great art.
06-14-2009, 09:50 PM
I'm hoping to keep up this week and here's tonights to get us started. Based on a portrait by Jon Davis, Unison pastels on Royal Sovereign 13 x 9 inches
Have a great week everyone.
06-14-2009, 11:57 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2009/76639-boytia.jpg Gary.. love this... great colors & so unusal!
Guess I will post the two WDs I did tonight.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Jun-2009/76639-tia_woman.jpg & one from the portrait forum challenge.. Ive been busy painting while I can before the kids get back in town:)
Gary: Very enchanting portrait. What a great start of the week!!!
Maw-T: Fabulous WDE pieces, especially Patrick portrait. Now I need to get back and do some WDE.
06-15-2009, 04:36 AM
Nice collection T but the expression on the first one is steals the show, lovely work.
06-15-2009, 06:00 AM
Nice portrait Gary!
T...all 3 of your portraits are lovely.
This is a result of WDE this week. This Thai pheasant is about 9x10.5 inch on sketchbook using Rembrandt soft pastel.
06-15-2009, 03:07 PM
Great portrait, Gary! Thanks for starting off this week and hosting again. Your bloke's a bit scary in a wonderful, dramatic way. He looks sly.
Maw-T... wow. I love your pastel portraits and you've outdone yourself again, especially with the lady. She has such a deep expression.
Ai, you did the pheasant so well! I love how you got a sense of motion as he turns his head.
I need to get at the WDE ones too -- didn't do them over the weekend and then got sidetracked because Kitten gave me live flowers to paint and I'm doing this watercolor course. This is the second lesson in Watercolour Secrets, titled "Gentle." After Bob Davies, though I made up the background and Kitten (my daughter the farrier aka blacksmith who does horseshoeing) corrected me and Bob on the horse's markings.
The background foliage and background field are actually a smoother olive green, the scanner distorted them but I wanted to get the horse truer to the real painting. It looks better in life. I gave Kitten the painting. Daniel Smith watercolors on W&N Cotman watercolor paper, cold press. 5" x 7"
Then I finished the page with the daylily on it in my watercolor journal, Daniel Smith watercolors on 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Moleskine watercolor journal page.
I'd love to know what the yellow ones are, they definitely aren't Black Eyed Susans. The little white daisyish flowers are the same kind I did before in the journal and have very fine almost hairlike petals, lots. I don't know what they are either, I think oxeye daisies have fewer petals and are bigger with flattish petals like normal daisies.
06-15-2009, 04:44 PM
Wow, the week has only just started and already we have 7 really great contributions.
This is the same gentleman I did on Sat. and Sun., but this time I tried to do him in the style of Modigliani's portrait of his friend and fellow artist Chaim Soutine.
06-15-2009, 05:01 PM
Gary - That's different. I like it!!
T - The WDE pastels are super! Love the portrait of the young girl.
Ai - Nice job on the pastel pheasant. Are pastels a new medium for you? I don't remember you working with them much before.
Robert - Nice job on the field and horse..good granulation. Wonderful job on the journal page.
Lawrence- Another great portrait!!
Both of these were done for the WDE. The zinnia painting is 7 x 10 done in watercolors and the building is 4 x 6 in ink & watercolor.
06-15-2009, 05:01 PM
Lawrence, this is a trip! I love seeing the way you paint him different every time.
Pheasant from the WDE
About 3 1/2" tall, 4 3/4" wide
Marie's transparent watercolors on Canson Biggie Junior watercolor paper, which is 90lb, heavily sized and has a strong canvaslike texture. I had Crimson Red, Lemon Yellow and Ultramarine blobs out on a palette to teach my five year old granddaughter Sascha about mixing -- we used the same colors and she got a brilliant blue-green mixing them that she put on almost at tube strength in her crimson, blue and green abstract. So afterward since I hadn't been going quite so crazy putting great lots of paint on the paper I had a lot of paint left, so decided to do this little painting to use it up.
They're good student watercolors at a loony cheap price for sets of 12 or 18.
Robert: Thanks. The horse lesson looks great and so does the flowers with dark background. The pheasant is lovely and well-proportion.
Joan: Thanks. Yes, Tone just bought a 30 color Rembrandt for me from the US. last April. I just start to open it to use this past weekend ;-) Your zinnia piece is lovely. I like your crop. The Thai palace is beautiful.
Lawrence: I agree with Robert. You are amazing in painting people in so many interesting styles.
06-15-2009, 11:42 PM
Back later to comment. Here's tonights, Faber hard pastels on Murano
Gary, I love his expression: self-pride and dignity. Well done.
06-16-2009, 01:00 AM
Ai - I like your pastel, great shading on the face and placement of the catch light to give life and realism to a looser piece. I love stuff like this
Robert - Excellent background to frame your horse. He looks very majestic. I like the granulated look of the scan myself. You should try scanning graphite pieces for a real headache :lol: Fabulous vibrant flowers in your journal. Great variation on the pheasant too
Lawrence - Your variations are not only great to see but also inspiring me to so the same and revisit a piece or theme
Joan - Lovely watercolours but the pot in the 1st piece is exemplary
looking forward to tomorrows contributions
06-16-2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the comments, friends, here he is again as one of Georges Rouault's sad clowns.
06-16-2009, 05:51 PM
great clown.. i was just studying some of his paintings and reading about his life last night .. you really captured his style well
06-16-2009, 07:12 PM
Many thanks to lurker Antaluth who identified the golden flowers with maroon centers on my watercolor journal page as Plains Coreopsis. I wrote in a small label for them. Now when I figure out what the white ones are I'll do so with them too.
Joan, we must have been posting about the same time! Thank you!
Lawrence, you are doing this incredible series. I like the Soutine one. I'm learning so much about these artists from seeing your series. The sad clown is striking too.
Gary, the old man's portrait is glorious. I'm really tempted to get those pastels sometime. Not real soon but I know eventually I will.
Today I painted a little ACEO of my cat, Ari. I was fooling around with the watercolors for the course I'm doing, had the palette all set up for them when I decided to try sketching him asleep, using the method from the watercolor class. Boy did that speed up the drawing, I was done in what felt like moments, way under a minute. I had a good line drawing in a one minute gesture. Of course the size helped -- 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" like a trading card.
He was still sleeping, so I painted him.
Ari Likes The New Comforter
ACEO -- 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour
Lanaquarelle hot press watercolor paper, 140lb.
I had the small 4" x 6" block that got coffee splattered on one side out on my table, marked off for two ACEOs before the accident. So I just used the clean side. I decided not to throw out the stained side but cut it out to paint something on it that'll use the coffee blotch as an underpainting. It's too pale to use as a real element unless I paint around it.
Lawrence: The clown really have good expressive sad eyes. Nice one.
Robert: Fantastic Ari portrait. I love how you do his fur. How did you do the tiny whiskers? Fasinating !!! BTW, I heard of people paint with coffee too but I am not sure of the lightfastness of the coffee.
06-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Pastel pencils on Royal Sovereign approx 13x9, back later
Gary: Gorgeous dog portrait. Excellent fur and whiskers. What a perfect pair of eyes.
06-16-2009, 09:48 PM
Lawrence - love the eyes on your portrait series. I particularly love the expressionist version :)
Life-Self portrait with Plumeria flower on my hair. I x-post this in Scavenger Hunt#135 thread. This is about 9x11.5 inch using Rembrandt soft pastel on my giant sketch book.
Thanks for looking.
06-17-2009, 11:30 AM
I can just hear his wife when she sees this "Ecce Homo" version: "Oh my gowd, it's 'orrible!" :) :) :)
06-17-2009, 04:13 PM
Lawrence, love the Ecce Homo one! You're right, his wife will flip. What I love is how well you have the likeness so that every version in this series, I recognize the man. He must be having a ball seeing these!
Ai, you look so pretty with the plumeria in your hair! Beautiful self portrait. One thing that helps on skin tones is to use a brown for the darkener -- which one depends on complexion really, but it can get dark enough for even deep darks. Some pastelists will also use blues and violets in shadows on skin tones, which comes out making the lit areas warm looking and somehow reads right even though it's extreme color intensification. That's what I love about pastels -- you can use really unusual colors for things and they read true.
How I got Ari cat's whiskers was with a little Titanium White from my Winsor & Newton Field Box. I didn't buy a tube of the Titanium White because I never need much of it since all I use it for is cat whiskers and mixing with yellow or blue for pollen and other dots. I used the very small pointed brush that came with the Field Box and just loaded a lot of paint on it, then flicked carefully. I'm used to using that brush for detail painting.
Gary, your dog portrait is so good. I love the look in the eyes and the way you conveyed that doggy longing expression. It's a true likeness with so much love in it. Wonderful animal portrait. I should get my cat's face so good. Of course his expression might be more sarcastic.
Unless I sharpen my artistic memory well enough to actually capture that sweet pleading look he gives me when the cat food bowl is empty.
Today I have been studying Watercolour Secrets again. Thanks to everyone who came over to http://www.idrawandpaint.com and friended me there! I started out with a sketch from the second DVD, the Drawing one, and did a sketch of the Statue of Liberty in my sketchbook that I can use later on if I want to paint an ACEO of it or something. It's a little bigger than ACEO size.
Or just about right if I cut off half the pedestal.
HB and 9B pencil on paper.
I skipped the perspective lessons after viewing them again because it was all familiar to me and I don't usually have a problem with perspective on buildings. I just don't do them very often out of personal taste.
Then I ran aground on one of the big reasons I bought the course in the first place, The Flat Wash.
First Botch at Flat Wash
Winsor & Newton Artist watercolor Ultramarine on Cotman cold press watercolor paper, 5" x 7"
I'm thinking of turning it into an underwater scene of Atlantis by lifting out some color for coral shapes and then turning that striped area to the right into something like a temple or ziggurat all more or less monochrome Ultramarine in the distance. Waste not want not. This isn't even tinted paper unless I rinse it off.
Second Botch at Flat Wash
Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolour Ultramarine on Lanaquarelle cold press watercolor block, 4" x 6"
This one it just wasn't fair. It looked flat when it was wet and then dried striped. I tried again on the second Lanaquarelle cold press block:
Third Flat Wash
W&N Artist Ultramarine on Lanaquarelle Cold Press 4" x 6"
This one actually looks mostly flat in person but it scanned like a graded wash. Arrrrgh! How do good watercolorists get these flat washes to come out flat? This one I got the paper wet before I started and it went a bit lighter, but darkened to one side by the scan distorting it. This one really does look flat in person though. Whew!
06-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Monochrome Blue Rose
Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolour -- French Ultramarine
Lanaquarelle Cold Press (Not Surface) watercolor paper
4" x 6"
My idea for something to do with Botched Flat Wash 2 worked better than I thought! I borrowed the reference from the Colored Pencils Forum June Challenge, but it's from the RIL anyway: Peach Rose by Crias.
I might have a go at the Atlantean Ziggurat or turn the third, best wash into something like a landscape washing out some hills and things or just painting trees and grass onto it.
Robert: Thanks for the pastel tip. Your monochrome rose comes out nicely. I'll check out that web for lesson.
06-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Thank you, Ai! This is my second fix on a botched flat wash, with the first really dark and ugly blotchy one.
5" x 7"
Winsor & Newton Artist watercolor
Winsor & Newton Cotman cold press (Not) watercolor paper
The scan is a little off in color, it was make the reds lean a little too orangy or the blue lean too greenish, so I erred on the side of the blue. Still, I like how it came out!
06-17-2009, 10:23 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jun-2009/76639-flimimg.jpg Very impressive stuff!!
Robert your water colors are beautiful!
Ai, what a nice soft portrai.. lovely!
Gary, good work as usual!
Lawrence.. you know I love your stuff.. so many different looks, but definately your own style!
Joan very nice WCs.. those flowers are just beautiful!
Well, here is one I attempte for portraiture challenge.. my usal pastels.. (I want to give Water colors a try someday).. I just love to see yalls...
06-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Maw-T -- that one looks so soulful! I always love your pastel portraits. When you do a classical one you really capture the spirit of the original, almost as if you had the sitter with you.
Watercolor is extremely difficult but rewarding, I hope you try it! Don't think you'll have as much of a problem as I did since you already paint so well in pastels -- half of it you already know!
06-18-2009, 12:22 AM
Evening Time To Get Away
4" x 6"
W&N Artist Watercolor on Lanaquarelle cold press (Not) watercolor paper
I did one with the flat wash that turned out as a flat wash too, composed this scene from imagination and think I want to do some more of these sometime.
Today I used up all the Ultramarine that I had squeezed out into the palette for the course and I need to recharge the half pan in my field box too. Definitely time for a larger tube.
06-18-2009, 08:15 AM
Wow what great art posted here well done everyone.
Maw-T: Thanks. Yes, I love the classic aura glow in your portrait.
Robert: What a wonderful serene imagination !!!
06-18-2009, 10:38 AM
Robert - Very nice collection of paintings. Love your pheasant and sleeping cat...nice shading. Good monochrome rose and Atlantis leading to that super evening landscape. Good work!
Gary - Thank you. Nice pastel portrait...shows his strength!!! Beautiful shading on the dog...love the sheen on his coat!
Ai - Very nice job on your sp!!!!
T - Thank you. Super classical pastel...you did such a great job on the lighting on the face!
Here are two that I did for the Scavenger Hunt. Each of these is about 4 x 6.
06-18-2009, 11:55 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 Oil Pastel on top. Possessed kitty is done with Sennelier OPs, 4 colours used, on 7x10" watercolour paper coated with acrylics and pumice gel.
06-18-2009, 02:51 PM
Hi Robert, what a coincidence, before reading your post I also did a monochrome blue one today. And your "Atlantis" is fascinating.
MawT, she's lovely.
Ah Joan, you're making us hungry.
EP, it's great to experiment like that.
Here's my same model in Picasso's Blue Period. (The eyes are Transparent Yellow Green--Talens Rembrandt.)
06-18-2009, 03:21 PM
Joan, thank you! Your watercolors are yummy, both of them so beautiful and well, tempting!
Your possessed cat is wild, EP! I love what you've done with those few Senneliers, you're really getting the most out of them. I'll bet you wind up having to get those colors in the Le Grande ones soon with how fast you're wearing them down -- and kitty is so cool with the pumice texture and acrylic background. Gorgeous rendition of an acid trip interrupted by a demand for cat food, clean litter or petting.
Lawrence, I really like this one! I liked Picasso's blue period more than anything else he'd done except Guernica, and you really got it. Again, you have the likeness so well!
Today the first thing I drew was this morning during our special showing of "Walking with Dinosaurs." Sascha brought in her two dinosaur toys and I drew the styracosaurus with her toy as a model for her to paint. I haven't scanned her painting -- she didn't exactly stay within the lines or anything, but she loved it. I also scanned it so that when we find the printer again I can keep printing it out as a coloring page.
Prismacolor Archival Marker size 05 (fine point pen)
Canson "Biggie Junior" 90lb watercolor paper.
Latest in a long, long, long series of coloring pages drawn by Grandpa on demand.
06-18-2009, 10:11 PM
Finally got a chance to stop and comment and say thank you for your kind comments.
Lawrence - I like your clown, was interesting to look up the original and see where you based the styling. I'm getting quite an education following your works, great stuff.
Robert - That's one comfy cat!
Ai - Nice self portrait. Good expression and the flower works really well
Lawrence - "Ecce Homo" ..... 'orrible? No Interesting Yes :)
Robert - Great adventures in blue. Could the granulation in the scans be due to the nature of the pigment? The first one is nice but the second one with the addition of those warm tones is really very striking and has great depth. A fine lesson in creativity, thank you for sharing
T - Great classical look on your challenge piece. You appear to have captured an aged look in the colouring and in the costume especially.
Robert - I like the imaginary scene, looks very peaceful there
Joan - Did you eat some of the pear to save paint? Nice work
EP - Arrghh Psycho Cat comes back from the grave !! :eek:
Lawrence - I really like the blue version and the eye colouring is just a perfect compliment
Robert - Aww what a nice thing to be able to for your grand daughter. Is it just me or hiding in the trees is there one of those camouflaged dinosaurs? The Isupposeyathoughtyasaurus :lol:
06-18-2009, 10:22 PM
Here are mine for today, both charcoal pencil and white pastel pencil. On the second one I threw some hard faber sticks at it to see what the effect would be.
06-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Gary, both of those portraits are so cool! That old man has a huge jaw under his fluffy white beard, it comes forward so much. Thick beard and a big rocky jaw under it. I love the way you captured his strong features -- that big nose really goes with that big a jaw. I've seen guys that look like that. The other one with the hints of color is striking too. You are a great portraitist.
Tonight I did the Graded Wash and then did an Asian style painting on it -- can't even categorize it as Japanese inspired or Chinese inspired because I learned from both and from the Sumi-E Book. I love visiting that whole section in museums and can see the differences in style by nationality -- but mine is none of them so I don't have the cultural traditions pure any more than I have any European ones pure.
Birds, Mountain, Trees
Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor
Lanaquarelle cold press 140lb watercolor paper
4" x 6"
I got the graded wash right but a bit too light -- and yeah, I think some of the granulation exaggeration comes from the scanning process, it vanishes when I do webcam shots. The values are right on this one and the colors close but it is actually a clear blue all the way down, not grayish as it looks in the lightest parts.
Here's the webcam version which has its own problems but also comes sorta close.
Birds, Mountain, Trees webcam shot.
06-19-2009, 05:45 AM
Beautiful paintings by everyone! I still hope to paint and post at least one before the week is out.
06-19-2009, 07:08 AM
Fab work everyone, a pleasure to browse this thread as ever! I'm aiming to get some time to paint tomorrow, hopefully I'll post something then.
Linn & Sharon: Hello.
Robert: What a sweet and cool coloring page, you did for your grand daughter !!! I love your Asian inspired watercolors.
Gary: Both charcoal drawing are excellent.
06-19-2009, 12:28 PM
EP - Nice color and texture to that cat!!
Lawrence - Thanks. Good blue look to that portrait!
Robert - Thanks. The dinosaur page is great...Sacha must love it. Love the Asian look to the last one..nice cranes!!
Gary - Thanks. The pear was almost a goner before I thought about painting it. Love the first portrait...wonderful job on the beard!!! Great expressive eyes in the last one.
06-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Here are two more experiments - liquid acrylic on wc paper trying for the wc wet-into-wet approach. These are from the current WDE ref images.
Snowball the rooster
06-19-2009, 05:04 PM
Robert, you must wow her with what you're drawing for her. Dunno if that's Chinese or Japanese but it's sure Oriental looking.
This is the last of this series, background is van Dyke brown, all the rest except for the eyes is Transparent Oxide Brown and Titanium White.
06-19-2009, 10:05 PM
Thanks, everyone! It looked even better by daylight, sometimes I wind up mixing watercolors on the memory of what they looked like at three in the afternoon instead of how they look at the moment. Especially without my Daylight lamp.
Sascha isn't easily wowed -- but I think she compares my drawings with those she sees in printed books and various movies. She just takes it all in and tells me what to draw trusting that if there's anything she wants I must be capable of it! But she also likes them whether or not I make proportion errors or other mistakes too. She's just sweet.
EP -- you and your primary palette! Love the rooster and the hollyhocks and I didn't need to see the signature to know "Eyepaint is using her three favorite colors!" You rule with primary triads. It's so cool.
Lawrence, a great finish to your portrait series. I like the way you used a different, darker brown in the background and still have his likeness so perfect and so beautifully rendered. He's got to be thrilled out of his mind with all of them, it's so cool.
Today I went on an excursion to Mt. Petagine (spelling by guess, it's pronounced pet-a-gene) to get some reference photos for a painting I'm doing for a local friend who helped us move in. I counted the photos as my daily art, but I also did a little notan of the composition I'm considering.
I will have better sketches and preliminary drawings and paintings as time goes by, but once I got home and the excitement wore off the pain slithered in. I'm exhausted and probably not going to be doing anything more complex tonight than this scribble. It counts though!
First Notan for Barbara's Painting
9B pencil on Moleskine thin-paper pocket sketchbook.
06-19-2009, 10:36 PM
Robert - I like the oriental piece, it has all the flavour but where on the map? Who knows :confused:
EP - Good to se your acrylic adventures. :thumbsup:
Lawrence - Great series and very impressive how you manage to retain the likeness throughout :clap:
Robert - Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your photo trip :)
I decided it was time for another self porteait, this from photos around October last year when the winter coat was on. Faber hard pastels on paper
06-19-2009, 11:13 PM
Gary, that is a great self portrait! I recognized you immediately -- you're good at portraits anyway but this one's got something cool about it with the light, you did something great with the tones between the shadow and the light. I love it.
I was still awake, clicked on the images for the heck of it, maybe to do a sketch of something if there was something easy. I remembered there were lots of good ones.
I couldn't resist the kittens yawning.
9B graphite pencil on thin-paper Moleskine sketchbook 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" cropped out some blank paper above and below.
Kittens. Yawning. I could not resist.
06-19-2009, 11:30 PM
Hi Robert, thank you, Cute kitties
06-20-2009, 10:27 AM
EP - Great job on Snowball and the hollyhocks!!
Lawrence - Mesmerizing eyes!
Robert - Glad you got a sketch done for your painting. Cut job on the yawning kitten.
Gary - I like your sp!!! Nice shading.
The first one here is 4 x 6 done in ink and watercolor at the beach yesterday. The second was done in ink & Inktense pencils for the WDE and is 4 x 6. It is Duval St. in Key West.
06-20-2009, 11:20 AM
WOW. Another week of great stuff!! Heres the only daily I did this week, but at least I managed to get one in.
Oil pastel on colorfix paper.
06-20-2009, 01:08 PM
Great work everyone!
Two today so far for the WDE...still staying with the pastels.
06-20-2009, 05:36 PM
What a pile of good work. Joan, I especially like that beach scene.
A copy after Cassatt for the June Portrait Challenge, 40 X 30 cm., oils on unstretched linen, 90 minutes.
06-20-2009, 07:53 PM
Thanks everyone. Yep, those kittens are too cute and I see I'm not the only one who found them irresistible.
Lawrence, the little girl is lovely. She looks like she's not happy about being all dressed up with a big hat. Love the pout.
bchlvr -- Wow! Your kittens are great! Color! I love the strong background strokes drawing attention right back to the little yawner and the way you got the black one staring up so dubiously. You got his little button nose highlight perfect and that bemused deadpan black-kitten look that goes right to my heart. Wonderful.
Great version of the rooster too. He's fun, I might do him this week too.
Reeta -- that is incredible! I love your oil pastels landscapes. This one still has your softness but it's very strong and vivid. I love that reflecting water and its blue depths in the near ground. Everything in this one is perfect. I can't say enough good about it -- you really outdid yourself and you were a spectacular landscape pastelist to begin with. Wow wow wow purr.
I think this one took about two hours but it was all in short bits with long waits watching paint dry in between, plus several-hour breaks for installing new antivirus software. Another from the WDE:
Yarka Professional watercolors
Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
All day on and off. Paint five minutes wait an hour or two. But I did solve the software problem!
06-20-2009, 08:24 PM
Joan...nice beach scene!
Gary...your self portrait turned out great!
Ree...love your pastel landscape!
Lawrence...nice copy of the portrait!
Robert...love the colors you acheive with your watercolors!
06-20-2009, 08:32 PM
Wow, thank you! That background was tricky. I had to use a couple of layers to do it right and still have no hard transitions, so I did it first and painted everything else afterward.
06-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Great work everyone. I will come back and comment tomorrow. I managed to find the time to have a play with the watercolours again tonight
06-21-2009, 06:01 AM
Great job on this one Gary...the grasses and foilage have great textures.
06-21-2009, 06:10 AM
Just playing with this one...the reference was in the WDE this week. Cactis Flower
06-21-2009, 11:15 AM
Nice work everyone,
Heres my latest 12x16
06-21-2009, 01:22 PM
Don't the weeks go flying by!!
This is the second one from the June Portrait Challenge, after a painting that Wm. Merritt Chase did of his daughter Alice.
06-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Still practising here :) More watercolours
and trying be looser
06-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Jim, your light-filled forest is lovely! Really fantastic light there.
Lawrence, once again you've done a tremendous classical portrait. This one is so lively and warm. I love the look on her face. Beautiful rendering.
Gary, both of these landscapes are cool. I see you're messing with hills and views up and down them, that's great. The reflections on the loose one are grand and both of them have good strong color. Way cool.
Today I went back to the Colored Pencils June Challenge and did another ACEO in watercolor pencils on unidentified good white art paper sent to me from a friend. I mislaid the letter that said what the paper was, might be high quality Bristol as it's smooth and heavy.
ACEO size: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Cretacolor Aqua Monolith watercolor pencils on heavy paper.
Photo reference by WetCanvas member Stalksthedawn
I washed the background to soften it and push it back. Didn't notice the baby under her tummy till I was half through crawling over it sketching in detail!
06-21-2009, 03:59 PM
Thankyou Robert, like your chimpmunk :)
Lawernce like your portrait :)
Like thoes wc gary like the second one ,like the reflection :)
06-21-2009, 05:06 PM
Just did another one from the WDE:
4" x 6"
Erengi oil pastels
ProArt wirebound sketchbook paper
Photo reference by KreativeK for WDE June 19-21 2009
It's a color study in oil pastels based on the stuff in Colorix's class Colourful Still Life and Capturing Radiant Light & Color by Susan Sarback. It's a little different using oil pastels and I had to do some serious scraping here and there, but it worked and I like how it came out. I used nothing but the screaming super bright colors in this, no neutrals.
EP: Cool rooster and Hollyhocks.
Gary: Wonderful SP. I also love the light. Nice watercolors, my favorite is the road with tree lines.
Linn: Your WDE pieces are great but the rooster is my favorite.
Lawrence: I love the warm radient lady portrait.
Robert: Cute yawning kitties. Awesome fruits in the bowl, and super cool Chipmonk. Now my daughter is Chipmonk fan ever since we visited our in-law family in Alabama. Iris loves to look out grandma's kitchen window to the many Chipmonks in the back garden.
Reeta: I love your soft effect using OP.
Joan: Super cool beach scene and the charming Keywest street scene.
Here is mine from this week WDE:
First, the angel about 6x8 inch in watercolor.
Second, The joint-effort with me and my 4 yr old daughter, Iris, to do the WDE Geraniums. I am happy with the more loose result. This one is about 11x13.5 inch on my giant sketchbook.
06-22-2009, 03:13 PM
Reeta - Love your landscape! Nice feel to it.
Linn - Thanks. Good kitten, but super rooster!!!! Nice work on the cactus bloom too.
Lawrence - Thanks. Love the little girl and the striking portrait of Alice.
Robert - Very dramatic colors in the windowbox. Good job on the chipmunk and the tomatoes. Nice ATCs.
Gary - Lovely landscape...I'd like to be driving past that view. Wonderful textures. Love the downhill street!!! Nice job on the stream with the waterfall.
Jim - Nice look to your forest scene...well done.
Ai - Thanks. Love the angel and the geraniums!
06-22-2009, 05:26 PM
Thanks Robert Jim Eye and Joan for your kind comments.
Another one after Wm. Merritt Chase, needs work but ain't gonna get it. :) :)
06-22-2009, 05:32 PM
Lawrence, this one is striking even without corrections. I'm not familiar enough with the original to spot the errors.
Ai, both of yours are great. Wonderful that your daughter collaborated on those beautiful geraniums!
Thanks for everyone's comments. Much much appreciated!
06-23-2009, 04:01 PM
Hi Robert, well, the original is really superb.
Today's is after John Singer Sargent's portrait of Asher Wertheim.
06-24-2009, 01:42 PM
It's gone very quiet around here, except for my 3 successive paintings. Hope it's not a case of the bad driving out the good. Hmmmm.
Today is Saint John the Baptist's Day so I did this copy of the saintly gentleman as seen by the Spanish painter Luis de Morales.
06-24-2009, 05:50 PM
It's gone very quiet around here, except for my 3 successive paintings. Hope it's not a case of the bad driving out the good. Hmmmm.
I'm loving your series of portraits and studies :)
Everyone is over in the new daily painting thread that started on Monday.
06-25-2009, 04:15 PM
Thanks EP, I reckon it's Oldtimer's Syndrome, and when you're retired and every day is Sunday it's difficult to keep track of the days, the weeks, etc. :)
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