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KamaraDesigns
09-09-2002, 03:36 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Pastel Still Life w/ Glass
Project Leader: KamaraDesigns
Relative Difficulty: Medium
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Pastels
Subject: Still Life
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

I liked the pastel glass bottle project so much I thought it would be fun to try a larger still life. The only requirements of the still life is that it contain a glass object somewhere in the setup and it has at least two items. The glass can be clear, colored, contain items, empty, or even part of a larger item. The still life can be indoor or outdoor. Have fun!!!

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=278)

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

maverick
09-10-2002, 07:19 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

My entry for the Pastel Still Life w/Glass project. Wow, the things you see in glass. My eyes have had it.

AriadneArts
09-11-2002, 12:39 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

Very nice. Love the bright, sunshiney colors and the loose style.

TeAnne
09-11-2002, 08:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

This is one wicked artwork WOW

chookbrown
09-11-2002, 10:21 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

Maverick, love the bold colors in this one - just gorgeous!!

Colleen :clap:

mmdm
09-11-2002, 12:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

Love it! The colors, the shapes, everything!

KamaraDesigns
09-11-2002, 04:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

Beautiful!!! I love the red color of the steps and the yellow of the flowers. It's very striking!! Great job!! :)

Kim

AriadneArts
09-12-2002, 01:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14260

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/progress/11579/tn_w_sketchwinebottlesstill.jpg

Based on your great setup, this is very promising.

AriadneArts
09-12-2002, 01:03 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14259

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/progress/11579/tn_w_winebottlesstill.jpg

Great photo. Has the look of a classical painting. Did you take it yourself?

maverick
09-12-2002, 11:31 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14251

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/10671/tn_sunflowers.JPG

Just a word of thanks to everyone who commented on my piece. I was lucky to have this already started (although almost thrown away), so I was quite early in getting mine in. I'm really anxious to see some more entries! Go AriadneArts! Go AriadneArts!

sundiver
09-13-2002, 09:35 PM
I'm having trouble accssing the reference images. A page pops up that says "you must be registered before you can access these images", then I click on the register button, then a page pops up that says I'm already registered.
Anybody else have this problem?

CarlyHardy
09-13-2002, 10:37 PM
Sundiver, that's a glitch that happens to everyone...I think...sometimes. I know Scott is aware of it and has it on his "to do" list! Try using your back button when you get that and sometimes it will just open the images. Sometimes I leave the ref library and come back later....that has worked too.

One time it would allow me to see anyone's images...except my own!LOL


Will have to go and sign up for this project, too! I'm really loving the pastels.
carly

sundiver
09-14-2002, 02:02 PM
Thanks, Carly. Didn't work, though. :( I've tried quite a few times to get into these. I guess I can set up a still life of my own. But still I'd like to get a peek at these!

AriadneArts
09-14-2002, 06:44 PM
Originally posted by sundiver
Thanks, Carly. Didn't work, though. :( I've tried quite a few times to get into these. I guess I can set up a still life of my own. But still I'd like to get a peek at these!

SD, they're all in the ref library:

Ref#1: Still Life --> Household items--> search user--> Nicoletta --its the first pic-- Bottles 1.

Ref #2: Still life--> Household Items--> search user--> Ivyleaf. Ball Jar Still Life 16b.jpg

Ref #3: Still Life--> Floral Arrangments--> search user-- Ivyleaf. Flower in crystal vase (the 2nd pic).

Ref #4: Still Life--> Household Items--> search user --> Ivyleaf. It's a ball jar with a silver bowl and lid on a red cloth.

Ref #5: Still Life--> Floral Arrangements--> search user --> Leaf. Yellow Tulips with Strawberries.

Hope this helps.

sundiver
09-15-2002, 01:36 PM
Thanks, Eileen. I saw the thumbnails, but couldn't get any further. Same thing: "You must be a registered user"etc. :(
But I can still upload, so here are some glass bottles from around the house, done in oil pastels.

AriadneArts
09-15-2002, 03:57 PM
This is very nice, SD. Soft yet the glass is definitely glass. I like your comp, too. Great colors.

I didn't think you'd have a prob in the reference library. And
do you mean to say you couldn't upload into the project? I'd definitely let Scott know about that.

maverick
09-15-2002, 04:02 PM
This look really good. Nice work. I like the colors and the applicatoin of the pastels.

Maybe you should check your web browser to see if cookies are enabled? That might have something to do with your problem. I remember having the same problem when I first joined, but can't exactly remember how I solved it.

sundiver
09-15-2002, 06:06 PM
I don't have automatic log-in. I finally figured out that I have to log in to the image library separately, even if I'm already logged in to WC. Then after seeing a few images I have to log in AGAIN.It's the same as in the projects...I can't view others' entries without logging in over and over again. I did manage to upload my pastel picture to the project, and eventually did see thr reference images. I just have to get used to continually logging and re-logging in.
Thanks!

AriadneArts
09-16-2002, 04:56 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6306/tn_absinthe_glass_with_carafe_study-eod002.jpg

This is my study in dry pastels of Van Gogh's oil "Absinthe Glass with Carafe." Strathmore pale pink 9 x 12

This is the second Van Gogh study I've done. I'm learning so much about this complicated artist. What I thought, as an observer, were quick spontaneous marks, turn out to be well thought out brush strokes.

The original is in the Progress Gallery. Here's the link:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_progress2.php?userid=6306&proj_id=278

KamaraDesigns
09-16-2002, 05:37 PM
AriadneArts,

Thanks for the input. Yup...took the photo myself. I love all of the classic still life paintings....especially the dramatic lighting. I read the article on setting up shadow box on the Still Life forum and the next painting I'm going to give it a try.

By the way...nice job on yur VanGogh study. :clap: He was an amazing artist. I've read a lot about him but I've been unable to find much on his technique and what he was thinking about when he was putting down those strokes of paint. Most everything I've read is how depressed he was and his psychological problems.

Sundiver,

Nice job!!! I like the way you applied the pastels and your composition!!
:clap:

KamaraDesigns
09-22-2002, 12:41 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14392

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6393/tn_onion_herbed_vinegar.jpg

This is really great!! I love the colors, especially the way you've suggested the sunlight!!:clap: Kim

sundiver
09-22-2002, 09:38 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6306/tn_absinthe_glass_with_carafe_study-eod002.jpg

Love the colors!

AriadneArts
09-25-2002, 02:13 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14392

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6393/tn_onion_herbed_vinegar.jpg

Sundiver, this is gorgeous! I love the frosty look of the reflections on the bottle.

AriadneArts
09-25-2002, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by sundiver
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6306/tn_absinthe_glass_with_carafe_study-eod002.jpg

Love the colors!

Thanks for your lovely comments Sundiver and Kamara.

KamaraDesigns
10-01-2002, 05:27 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14650

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/13378/tn_Sunflower_in_Vase.jpg

Nice!! I like your composition!!

Kim

TeAnne
10-02-2002, 09:11 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14392

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6393/tn_onion_herbed_vinegar.jpg

This is so beautiful. Love those colours. :clap:
I have a simillar bottle, I should be getting it out and doing my piece for this project too.

Sorry for being so naughty :(

TeAnne
10-02-2002, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by KamaraDesigns
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14650

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/13378/tn_Sunflower_in_Vase.jpg

Nice!! I like your composition!!

Kim
WOW, I love this too. :clap: :clap:

TeAnne
10-02-2002, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by AriadneArts
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=14348

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/6306/tn_absinthe_glass_with_carafe_study-eod002.jpg

This is my study in dry pastels of Van Gogh's oil "Absinthe Glass with Carafe." Strathmore pale pink 9 x 12

This is the second Van Gogh study I've done. I'm learning so much about this complicated artist. What I thought, as an observer, were quick spontaneous marks, turn out to be well thought out brush strokes.

The original is in the Progress Gallery. Here's the link:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/browse_progress2.php?userid=6306&proj_id=278

Oh wow, make me fall down. Soooooo beautiful :D And Sundiver, those blue bottles are excellent, especially with oil pastels.

KamaraDesigns
10-04-2002, 07:03 AM
I have a simillar bottle, I should be getting it out and doing my piece for this project too.

TeAnne,

I have two projects that I signed up for two months ago and haven't finished the pieces...I keep waiting for someone to boot me off (haha). They are always open and have no limit on the completion time so I think I'm ok.

:)

Kim

TeAnne
11-07-2002, 08:28 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15230

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/278/completed/1887/tn_awstilllife.jpg

I did mine with the digital paint brush. Now that WAS fun but oh my poor hand. The mouse bit me. :(

KamaraDesigns
11-13-2002, 05:04 PM
The mouse bit me.

Hope it didn't hurt too much!!;)

This is really neat?? Did you use photoshop??? I haven't done much art on the computer, but I've seen some really neat stuff. I'm still trying to teach myself photoshop....just never seem to have the spare time!!! :)

Great work!! Kim

PS hope your hand is feeling better!! :)

TeAnne
11-13-2002, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by KamaraDesigns


Hope it didn't hurt too much!!;)

This is really neat?? Did you use photoshop??? I haven't done much art on the computer, but I've seen some really neat stuff. I'm still trying to teach myself photoshop....just never seem to have the spare time!!! :)

Great work!! Kim

PS hope your hand is feeling better!! :)

Thanks Kim :)
I use CorelDraw. :)
The pain sometimes shoots up to my shoulder. (My own fault, too much computer) :(

KamaraDesigns
11-14-2002, 10:13 AM
The pain sometimes shoots up to my shoulder. (My own fault, too much computer)

I'm sorry...I thought your were making a joke!!! I didn't realize you were really in pain!! :(

Do you use wrist supports/pads in front of your keyboard?? I use a mouse pad that has a wrist support/pad as well and it seems to work. When I was working in an office we use to have all of these notices about ergonomics, proper seating/posture, and having hand and wrist supports. I thought at first they were just a waste of paper, but as time has gone on I've come to realize how important it all is.

Hope your arm, hand, and wrist are feeling better!!

:)
Kim

TeAnne
11-14-2002, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by KamaraDesigns


I'm sorry...I thought your were making a joke!!! I didn't realize you were really in pain!! :(

Do you use wrist supports/pads in front of your keyboard?? I use a mouse pad that has a wrist support/pad as well and it seems to work. When I was working in an office we use to have all of these notices about ergonomics, proper seating/posture, and having hand and wrist supports. I thought at first they were just a waste of paper, but as time has gone on I've come to realize how important it all is.

Hope your arm, hand, and wrist are feeling better!!

:)
Kim

No, I need to get one. I have the Microsft keyboard though, I rest my hands and let the fingers do their thing. :)