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12-02-2009, 05:08 AM
Because December is a busy time in many countries, we will extend this Paint - a- Long thread thru January. I hope all the WetCanvas gang can enjoy working from these, each in their own special way.

Here is a wonderful group of photos for us to paint from. The photographers have been very gracious to grant permission for us to paint from them. Please - ONLY USE THESE PHOTOS TO PAINT FROM. Also listed here is the Flicker photo stream of each artist.

Again a big THANK YOU to these artists.

(oh boy, oh boy , oh boy, I'm so wanting to get to this!!!!)

Bean & Company - Hint of smile ------

pine canyon - two horses galloping ------

Holanda Cavalcanti - Liberia -------

Joel Wigelsworth - Fall at Bosque Del Apache, NM

avdasgup - Tabo Monastery & Ki Monastery
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Gerard Lemee - smile/sept 15

ollipitkanen - rhino
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

lophura - chamaeleo calyptralus, veiled chameleon

Electric Sprout - Geriatric Jedis --

12-02-2009, 05:19 AM
continuing -

12-02-2009, 08:45 AM
OMG, these are so pretty. Thank you so much, Robin!!!!

12-02-2009, 02:01 PM
These are exciting Robin. Thanks for getting us permission to do them in our artwork!!

12-07-2009, 07:48 PM
And here is a photo I took some time ago, which everyone is also welcome to use:


12-09-2009, 02:14 PM
Brian, great photo of the tortoise. I'm going to tackle that one soon too!

I bought some one dollar frames recently and they are totally minute in size and today, I did four images.

1.5 x 3.25 inch 2 pieces
1.5 x 2 inch 2 pieces
Dr. Ph Martin Bombay India Ink
Micron 0.25 mm pen for detailing

Here's the frame before the glass insert.



12-09-2009, 05:35 PM
Really nice work Sandra...all are very good, but I'm partial to that little green guy. :heart:

12-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Sandra - what nice little pieces. My favorite is the monastery buildings.

Brian - that tortise photo is fun. Thanks for posting it. I bet that guy is older than any of us!

12-11-2009, 08:33 AM
Lovely sketches Sandra. I love the seated figures!!

12-20-2009, 01:40 AM
Thank you, Brian, for the turtle photo.

This one is Cretacolor chunky charcoal blue for background, smudged with a tissue. What I couldn't achieve with watercolor smoothly, I managed to recreate washes with charcoal.

General's Sketch and Wash pencil
Cretacolor Chunky charcoal blue stick for background
Pacon Drawing Pad
Leaf Lover is Blue pen (Leaves from my garden)


12-21-2009, 12:05 AM
good textures going on there, Sandra

12-21-2009, 03:38 PM
Thank you, Robin. Here's another one.

Prismacolor Pencils and Verithin


01-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Sandra - that is pretty sweet......

Here are a couple .......

01-01-2010, 08:16 PM
Robin, very nice piece of the rhino. I gathered it's pencil and watersoluble graphite perhaps?

Love the expression of the cook - it's like he's saying, "What? You don't like my food?" and great details. As soon as I have a moment, I want to do a couple more from this batch of photos.

01-02-2010, 06:32 AM
Nice sketches and things thus far. I hope to squeeze in some time for this month's paint along as well; probably just another of my famous ballpoint sketches, but anything is better than nothing, not?

01-02-2010, 06:50 AM
Pretty angry looking Rhino, Sandra and then a sweet faced little critter:thumbsup:

I always love your sketches Robin. You definetly have a style that is all your own. Yes, that food stall guy seems pretty mad about something :)

Hope to get to this soon...:heart:

01-02-2010, 07:43 PM
Robin, I love your sketches. The shop guy could be a cartoon if you thought of a saying for it. The rhino technique is wonderful!!

01-03-2010, 07:25 PM
Thanks Sandra - yep the rhino watersouluble graphite and caran'ache waterpencils and the cook is pen & ink and colored pencil

Brian - ball point is lots better than nothing...definitely

01-14-2010, 05:34 PM
Thank you, Janet, for your comment. Here's one more.

Derwent Inktense Pencils
Academie Heavyweight Sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch


Mette Rörström
01-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Hi. Great photos!
Here are 4 I did yesterday and today...
All are watercolor. ( pen and ink)...on canson paper.24 x 32 cm.





01-15-2010, 08:48 PM
Wow, Mette, four very good pieces. I couldn't tell that the last two has pen work in it. Flawless! You gave each man very different expressions in the first one. The far right two has such anticipation in their pose! Neat. Very good chubby cook too.

01-16-2010, 05:29 AM
Hi Sandra. Like your food stall and for some reason especially the plates...maybe its the colors.

Beautiful work Mette...watercolor and pen and ink, really nice. Great Rhino. :)

Mette Rörström
01-16-2010, 05:40 AM
Sandra...trafford....thank you.
and here is one I did tonight, I could not sleep so I painted instead. :)


01-16-2010, 12:24 PM
Thank you, Janet. Mette, another delicate piece. The dessert really shows very well. Never figured out how to draw food. Very good.

01-19-2010, 01:21 AM
Mette, your work is wonderful. I love that little hamster as he reminds me of the hamsters I've had in the past. The rhino is very good...so massive looking. And I really like the men on the bench too!! You have been busy!

Mette Rörström
01-19-2010, 04:22 AM
thank you all for your nice words. I enjoy painting them. :)

01-19-2010, 07:25 AM
Very nice work, Mette! And everyone else, for that matter. Alas, looks like I am not going to have time for this month's paint along. I do have a few nice photos that I'll share for next month's though!

01-19-2010, 10:56 PM
Mette - bold, strong work, you really got a spark going in each of those paintings. Congratulations.

Mette Rörström
01-20-2010, 01:52 AM
Brian..Robin...Thank you.