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01-31-2010, 06:49 AM
Thought I might start the WOYE as well, I am up, might as well be doing something a bit constructive.

Prepping some small canvases for either a triptych or a polytych. Still debating that one.:eek:

01-31-2010, 10:34 AM
Ohh I can't wait to see your next one Howard!

Here is what I did yesterday at the show.. painted 5 1/2 hrs whle there.

My Beloved Vinnie.. still need to do some more work on it before calling it done. especially his nametags.


01-31-2010, 11:24 AM
Looking good Kathie.

01-31-2010, 11:37 AM
Kathie, ooohhhhh so sweet.

01-31-2010, 11:57 AM
This is wonderful Kathie - so photorealistic - Great work!!

I'm working on my computer this week in that the editor of www.acrylicpaintreview.com has asked me to write a short article on Chroma Interactive Acrylics. Of course we all know how much I love to talk about these fantastic paints and mediums. I hope this will be the first of several such articles. Not sure when it will be up on the web, but I'm sending it in this week and then it's off to Mexico (La Paz) for almost three weeks.

01-31-2010, 12:36 PM
Kathie - Oooh Vinnie ... how handsome!!!

Richard - good luck with the article

part time artist
01-31-2010, 01:12 PM
here is the next stage of my tulip tree painting

01-31-2010, 01:57 PM
That is great Kathie! It must be fun to show people how you paint. I would be fascinated.
La Paz Richard! I am so jealous. Goodluck on your article.

Really like your painting Part Time! :)

01-31-2010, 04:01 PM
Kathie,, Vinnie is looking so sweet! great job on him!
still too cold to go downstairs to work, don't want to make myself sicker,,
maybe later,, 11 below here this AM,, BRRRR

part time artist
01-31-2010, 08:09 PM
Kathie your little vinnie looks so sweet
his is the finished tulip tree picture . onto number two now

01-31-2010, 09:38 PM
Ohhhh Kath! Your Vinnie painting is equisite!! LOVE it! Great job!
Beautiful tulip painting too Part time artist!!Hugz,Jan

01-31-2010, 10:53 PM
THANK YOU EVERYONE!! I finished Vinnie tonight.. he will be under his own thread in a few minutes.. Titled Vinster.. our nickname for him.
THANKS.. if I stared at it too long it realy made me teary eyed, but it does hold SOOO Many Memories.. 13 of his 15 yrs. thats alot of yrs.. if I can only remember them all!! :lol: tough to get old!!:smug:
I'm glad you all like him.

Jane, Just love your Tulips.. the leaves are awesome!!

Now back to the big landscape! my Taylor Creek Riverbank.
This is the last update sometime last week, I havent done too much more on it. hopefully by tomorrow eve I will.. did a little more work on the water since.

01-31-2010, 11:05 PM
Wow! It looks awesome Kath! Vinnie was such a sweetheart! Bless him! Hugz,Jan

01-31-2010, 11:35 PM
Early stages on this weeks painting. Will post updates as I work, over the next few days.


01-31-2010, 11:38 PM
LOVE it Angus! Your work is fabulous!! Hugz,Jan

02-01-2010, 01:33 AM
Angus - I love your style!

This is the start of one. 8x10".


02-01-2010, 11:11 AM
Wonderful work Angus

02-01-2010, 11:52 AM
I loved seeing all the paintings on here by:
Part time Artist's tulipe, Kathie's Taylor Creek, Fungus and Eyepaints. l
Hope I didn't miss anyone.

Here's what I have on my easel, a painting I did of my grandmother from a very old faded photo, it wasn't easy but I did my best.:o


02-01-2010, 12:54 PM
That is so beautiful Purple. What a great idea to paint your family from old photos!

02-01-2010, 01:27 PM
That is so beautiful Purple. What a great idea to paint your family from old photos!

Thank you, I might try another one soon. Have you ever done this?

02-01-2010, 02:17 PM
Nice stuff going on here 'gang'!!

Shrl....planning on doing one myself...we shall see how it turns out.

02-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Wow! Great stuff as always! Here are the last 2 I dropped off at the gallery on Sunday - whew. Gotta get ready for 1st Friday Fun!
Chincoteague Marsh, 24 x 30, Interactive Acrylics on canvas, based on a favorite photo
Susquehanna Spring, 12 x 16, Interactive Acrylics on panel, based on a plein air painting I did. Now I have spring fever, and want to see flowers again!

part time artist
02-01-2010, 03:40 PM
lovely colours in your still life Angus, very matisse .
OkeeKat , your riverbank is so peaceful to look at ..the water looks good , the reflections work well
jennifervs..oh how I know what you mean about wanting spring flowers, I have snowdrops and a few hellebor flowers out in my garden as well as the tiny dainty but heavenly scentled winterflowering honeysuckle flowers

part time artist
02-01-2010, 03:41 PM
just looked at your two paintings Jennifervs..wow what lovely delicate colours ..beautiful landscapes

02-01-2010, 10:15 PM
Jan, thanks!
Angus, looking good already!!
EP, looking great!
Shrl, Love this, wondeful!!
Jennifer, Love the tones and brushstrokes!! it might be the photo but the horizon looks a bit crooked.. too low on the left side. Might want to fix it before you get tooo much farther. Fabulous Details!
Jane, THANK YOU so much, have a lot more work to do on it. will post another photo soon.

02-02-2010, 12:45 AM
A little further along, getting close but not quite there.

02-02-2010, 12:53 AM
Everyones posting up great work!

jennifervs, love your landscapes, lots of great energy in the first one, particularly the sky and middle ground.

OkeeKat, well done for getting something so refined in one short sitting. I'm envious of such speed.

02-02-2010, 02:18 AM
Thanks Angus, you surely are coming along great!

Here is an update, spent about 4 plus hrs tonight on the grasses and trees in the background. I'm not touching the far right big trees and brush to the right of the far right cow! mostly worked on the distant treeline and the riverbank. whatcha think so far.. a little more here and there to fix.. especially the dirt areas on the left. and waters edge.
still have to detail the cows yet.. touched up the distant 4.


close ups:


02-02-2010, 07:38 AM
Kathie your moving right along on this one and it sure is looking good
Fungus, love that painting

02-02-2010, 08:14 AM
Thanks Shrl, I just want it to look realistic, hope it shows enough distance/depth. unfotunately the colors off a bit, due to lighting last night inside.

Bob Rooney
02-02-2010, 09:19 AM
I need to put something at the end of the road, but I haven't thought of what it will be yet. Unorganized, unplanned, and painted from imagination as usual. :confused:

.................... http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Feb-2010/76304-road-to-nowhere-1-wc.jpg

02-02-2010, 10:14 AM
Nice work purplepansy and it has that "OLD PAINTING" look to it - very nice!
Quite "Fine Art Like"

02-02-2010, 11:19 AM
Here's what I have on my easel, a painting I did of my grandmother from a very old faded photo, it wasn't easy but I did my best.:o

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Feb-2010/52562-Grandmother.jpgI love the background!!!

You have done really well here, oh my, this is a lovely painting. Painting from old photos is a challenge in itself.. I bet you are very pleased. :)

02-02-2010, 09:16 PM
Bob, This is great. what about maybe some green trees on the left side?

02-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Bob, how about a figure on the road walking to whatever is around the bend?? Agree with Kathie, adding a tree would add something to the left side also make the grass a little greener with a little texture as well. Looking good so far. shrl

Bob Rooney
02-02-2010, 11:30 PM
Thanks Shrl & Kathie for the suggestions.

The sky color doesn't seem to be in harmony with the other colors. I used Ultramarine but I think I should have used Cobalt. All this thinking is making my head hurt. :eek:

02-02-2010, 11:56 PM
More Beautiful things going on here!

02-03-2010, 01:20 AM
Bob, I think your sky color seems in harmony and to work, at least in the digital image? I also agree with other comments that a balanced tree would work well on the left.

02-03-2010, 01:23 AM
Here's the painting, done I think. Well done for now, I'm going to put it aside for a few weeks. I may in time tweak the foliage on the right hand plant....Or, I'll leave it alone.



02-03-2010, 07:42 AM

First attempt with acrylics.
We found this great Osteria in Riva del Garda.

I've just got some values in. Next thing I'll do is develop the area above the osteria. The balcony, doors and windows with light blue/grey shutters, suggestions of interiors.

I'll post that stage but any comments at the present stage are very welcome.


02-03-2010, 08:37 AM
Lockettpots, it's looking very good so far and I really do like these sidewalk cafe scenes they are so appealing. Love the white of the tablecloth with the light shinning on it.
Fungus your painting is wonderful
Kathie, you sure know how to paint fur, would love to see you on Youtube giving a demo.

02-03-2010, 08:50 AM
Angus, Looks awesome!!
John, Hi and welcome!! Love this painting, seems your doing well for your first in acrylics, fabulous already!!
Shrl, ahhh gee, thanks, wouldnt even know how to start to make a demo. will have to ask hubby.

02-03-2010, 10:14 AM
Nice work Angus and lockettpots

02-03-2010, 05:24 PM

four 8X8" panels.

Still under construction.

02-03-2010, 05:59 PM
Love those icicles , do you see those from your window?

02-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Wow Howard, this is looking great already!

what kinda framing do you have between the canvas'?? did you make it to hold them in place while working on them??

02-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Kath, it is a piece of parting stop and a .25" X 2" piece of wood. I made them for another purpose but needed to have the .5" separation for the final assembly and used these pieces to hold that spacing while I worked on the piece.

02-04-2010, 02:30 PM
coming along.

02-04-2010, 06:07 PM
Oh this is looking good, Howard!

02-04-2010, 07:33 PM
OHHH Howard, I love it!! thanks for the explanation too!!

02-04-2010, 07:58 PM

I think this is done. It will eventually be mounted on a .24" X 22.5" X 22.5" board painted black and lifts added to the back.

02-04-2010, 11:29 PM
Wonderful Howard.
just wonderful:wave:

02-05-2010, 08:56 AM
Howard it's great, liked the strips of wood to keep your place straight in the painting, clever idea.

02-05-2010, 10:55 AM
Fabulous finish Howard!!

02-05-2010, 11:07 AM
here is an update.. I think I'm finished with the background now, I'm happy with it.. although I could continue to tweek it till the cows come home!!:lol: sorry couldnt resist!!

I think I still need to tweek the bull on the right and of course have not worked on Momma and calf yet and the water with Lillypads need work yet.


Close ups.
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02-05-2010, 12:06 PM
You have so much more patience than I my friend. Coming along nicely.

02-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Thanks Howard!
now to work on Mama and calf. then onto the water.

02-05-2010, 04:27 PM
Kathie, when you get to the calf, his back leg is too straight, needs a bend at the hock, ever so slight, but it is never straight-straight. Mama's face looks better, I can see the side now.

02-05-2010, 05:24 PM
Kathie....its coming along GREAT!! Howard is right, you are sooooo patient!

Howard....this is very cool! What kind of "board" do you mount these on??

I started a new painting, a floral. Here's where I'm at...


This isn't the whole canvas....just a close-up of the main part. Still a long way to go before I even think of starting with color.....but I'm liking it already. :smug:

I had taken the ref pic decades ago, and found it when I was searching through my "safe places" :lol: while looking for something else! Amazing what treasures can be re-discovered! :D

02-05-2010, 07:37 PM
I think I'm ready to start putting down layers of color on the lily! :clap:


02-05-2010, 09:28 PM
Hi Folks:)

I'm hoping that it's ok if my easel is actually canvas on my wall this week as I'm trying to jazz up the dining room in my house. I've been posting to Decorative/mural/faux but thought since this was acrylic and this week that it might be ok. There's a running story as to the details of this endeavour but today's additions were the little goat and chickens. Thanks for sharing all your works.......it's always inspirational :thumbsup:


take care


02-06-2010, 01:22 AM
Love how this is coming along, Dee!

Soo, this is very nice and will look great when it is done. Keep posting your progress here, I would love to see it as it is tweaked.

Howard, very interesting, love the colors.

02-06-2010, 03:22 AM
Sue, thank you will try to work on his leg more! See what you think so far of this.

Soo, hi and welcome!! Great work so far. Love the little goat!!

Here is my update.. the bull on the right realy isnt this dark, if make it lighter, Mama and calf get too pale.
Still need to work on the water and tweek the cows a bit more.


02-06-2010, 05:40 AM
Dee, this is coming along beautifully. Very nice.

I will mount this one on 1/4" MDF with 1/2X3/4" parting stop on the back to "lift" it off the surface (wall). I am thinking of painting it black, matt finish.

So much good work this week.

greg p
02-06-2010, 10:10 AM
angus , i like alot, curious of the fractured lemon and background? beautifully done, thanks greg p

02-06-2010, 11:57 AM

Just getting this one started, 8X8" on multimedia artboard. There is a desert interference color that gives it that green "sheen". Mostly Titan buff, burnt orange and van dyk brown so far. But, as with all things art, it is about to change.

02-06-2010, 12:35 PM
Howard, looks awesome, realy like metal. Love it.
Dee, oops sorry missed commenting last nite, Love the florals.. great background, anxious to see it with color.

having company today, was out running around doing errands before hand.. so not sure when I'll get painting, hopefully later this eve.

02-06-2010, 07:33 PM
Hi everyone:clap: this is a piece I am currently working on it is a 8"x10" on gessoboard of a Northern Hawk Owl. I need to finish the stump the Barb wire fine tune the Owl and I will be done. The dark areas of the owl are raw umber with a small amount of Burnt umber.Light markings are titanium white tinted with the raw umber and burnt umber mixture. Bill is Raw sienna yellow ochre and white. I use Golden open along with golden fluid acrylics. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Feb-2010/195647-IMG_0039.jpg hope you all like it.

02-06-2010, 08:53 PM

Its not done...but I'm done for the night!

02-07-2010, 12:02 AM
NatureArtist, Love the owl!! Coming along great!!
Dee, beautiful with color!!

02-07-2010, 12:30 AM
Hi Richard ... I just read your articles on the Chroma Interatives. I love them too. I'll have try using the slow dry medium in my sprayer with the water. What ratio do you use?

Dee, your lily is going to be awesome when you add in the color. Actually, I think it's already awesome!

Natureartist - I really like your owl. He really connects with the viewer.

Howard, I'm going to be watching to see what you do next. :wave:

Kathy, while my hubby and I travel I study the cows we see in the pastures along the way but I still think they could be nearly as difficult to paint as horses. I have a photo that I took of a brindle longhorn that I hope to paint sometime in 2010.

02-07-2010, 05:42 AM