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12-29-2009, 02:26 PM
:wave: Hi all.

End of a productive year.

Post two of your favourites from your own work in this thread.... and tell us why you picked them...you used a new technique, composition worked well, imagery, etc etc.

Looking forward to seeing the artwork.:heart:

01-01-2010, 05:31 PM
These two probably head my list of favorites:

"Rose Emerging"...16" x 20" oil on Linen

"Homeland Security"...16" x 20" oil on Linen

These were among my first painting efforts painted on Linen Canvas. I have discovered that I like it very much for employing my glazing process

Here are the work-ups of the "Homeland Security" painting:

01-01-2010, 06:41 PM
Hi Martin - that is some keen work you've done. Hope you enjoy the classical forum.

01-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Thank you. But, y'know what? I actually MEANT to post these in the "What's your favorite 2 paintings in 2009?" thread. Perhaps a moderator can move it to that thread. It looks as though that thread could use some activity.:angel:

01-02-2010, 07:20 AM
Here are my two...I think.

The first is a monotype from the Prendergast project we did here. It's one of my favorites because it came out, being new to this type of printing, pretty much as I wanted it to.


This one is 6"x 6" tile I did for a friend's birthday and included all her pets....I love to do personal paintings like this.


On to 2010 and more ART. :heart:

01-02-2010, 09:57 AM
Ah yes, I remember the Prendergast. He did lovely work. I love that monotype you did for that project, janet. I can see some cockateils in your tile for your friend. I once had a cockateil called 'Squeek', because all he did was go squeak squeak'...no talking at all! The tile is a very good idea for a gift.

In the meantime, I have moved WFMartin's work over here from the welcome thread in the general forum, as requested.

And it is lovely work.

I have just started a small oil painting on linen canvas and I'm using glazing...I agree its excellent for detailed work such as yours WFMartin!!!:D

01-02-2010, 12:28 PM

Study after Daumier


Study after Arthur Rackham.

One from the oldies project; and one from the children's illustrators project.

I picked these 2 because I enjoyed doing them. Funnily, both are pen & ink with watercolour wash. I must like this combination.:D


01-04-2010, 07:53 AM
Yes, June...they are cockatiels and she has four of them, slightly smaller than I painted them.

I remember your Daumier study, and how much I liked it and your Rackham is just lovely. What a beautiful illustrator he was.

WF, your paintings are fantastic...and you say these were early efforts. Wow! The work in progress is a big help and I like how it fits neatly at the bottom of your post. I hope you are going to show us more.

01-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Janet - I remember that Prendergast piece . It has the loose look of his work. I'm sure your friend will treasure that tile. Those animals look so attentive and happy. The Gennie's world comment makes their tails wag!

June - I remember that Daumier piece too. The one after Racham could be one of his. Both these are lovely . I like the simple color scheme too

Here is my favorite - it is a piece I finished in November for collorabation exchange. It is ink and colored pencil...(.like Bill Peet - :) ) I think the title of this should be The Happy Couple and here is the poem Andy wrote for it.

It's kinda funny
You and me
Sitting here
Don't you agree
While all the world
Goes rushing by
Such foolishness
To many an eye
To take
the simple things at hand
And dwell at peace
In Beulah land

11/26/09 Andy Anderson