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02-21-2010, 09:54 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.

Commenting is optional but it is highly appreciated. If you don't have much time to comment then don't worry but please keep on posting your art. New faces are always welcome. Have a great week everyone and looking forward to another week of great art.


02-23-2010, 12:43 AM
looks like I am the first
I finished both these today, from last weeks WDE (Jeannette)
on WC cards


02-23-2010, 08:36 AM
Bonnie, oh these are fabulous!! You are a master at watercolors...all I ever got was mud.:lol: ~!~Crowie

02-23-2010, 08:39 AM
From this weeks WDE hosted by Joel. ~!~Crowie


02-23-2010, 09:45 AM
Crowie....beautifully done!
artastic....love the softness of these 2...particularly the 2nd one.
Here is a pastel, 6x6 inches on bugra paper:


02-23-2010, 11:06 AM
Judi, that is so lovely. Love those colors you used. Great job.

Joan T
02-23-2010, 11:29 AM
Bonnie - Both florals are great!! The rhodie is beautiful!!!

Crowie - Love that seascape.

Judi - Beautiful rich colors and texture.

"Upstate Farm" is 4 x 6 and done in watercolors and ink in plein air.
"Hairdresser Needed" is 4 x 6 done in watercolors and ink for the WDE.

02-23-2010, 12:01 PM
Crowie and Joan, thank you so much!
Joan..LOVE these...your hair-raiser made me laugh out loud!

02-23-2010, 03:11 PM
Judi, your water is spectacular
Joan, I love both of these, the pastoral scene has wonderful detail

this is a WC of Robert Sloan's Ari
6x9 WC book

I used only french ultramarine blue
and brown madder ( a bit of hansa yellow added for the pillow) he seems to have a fluffier face than your Ari Robert.


02-23-2010, 07:26 PM
Bonnie, you painted Ari! This reminds me of how he looked when he was about four or five months old -- when his tail floofed out but he still hadn't totally grown into his fur and was super puffy fluffy. I do recognize him! Also Ari does have a very fluffy face, whether it looks that way or not depends on how he washes it and how he slept. He's gotten bedhead over his whole body sometimes. He just looks like a quite young Ari! Beautiful!

Gorgeous flowers too!

Joan, both of your watercolors are as great as ever. So lovely.

Judibelle, the strong diagonals in this lakeshore scene really make it pop. I love the composition and you get better every time in your landscapes. It's wonderful.

Crowie, that's elegant. Brrrr! You got those mountains looking very harsh and icy!

After a week of nothing but flu, I finally got back to painting in a small way.

ATC size 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Color Conte hard pastel sticks
Light gray ClaireFontaine PastelMat
Photo reference "Summer" from Feb. 2010 Landscape Challenge posted by Paula Ford.

02-23-2010, 09:56 PM
Robert I am glad you like him, I will have him in the mail by next week!!

love the greens in your hedgerow too.
hope you are felling better.

02-24-2010, 05:41 PM
Beautiful work everyone. Robert hope you get to feeling better

Oil Bristle Brush and Fine Fan Camel Brush. ~!~Crowie


02-24-2010, 05:44 PM
Old Shack in the Snow
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2010/55027-OLD_SHACK_IN_THE_SNOW.jpg I used a ref. photo from DebUpNorth over at Phoenix Photography group.

Painter 8 ~!~Crowie

02-24-2010, 05:49 PM
Unless for WDE or one of the OP or CP challenges I rarely complete a work in a day... in fact I have several oil paintings I started in 2006 I still haven't completed!!!

However, having started with a sketch and a study I decide to make this into a complete 'work'.

I drew the sketch ( I posted it on the All Media Sketching Thread), with a pencil then put in tones with ink.


I then scanned it and printed it onto some proper paper...

W & N Heavy Weigth Medium finish Cartridge paper A4 220 gsm.
I then went over the sketch with ink pen.
After this I prepared the background by laying down the colours and blended with a small brush and Sansodor.

I then started to work on colouring the dragon. After which I coloured over the background again.

I used Polychromos pencils.

Took about 4 hours to finish.

'Night Dragon'

I intend at some time to include this dragon in a larger oil painting with a fantasy night landscape...but knwoing how long it takes me to finish an oil painting...... one might wait a while.

Thanks for looking and please let me know if you like it or not.;)

02-24-2010, 07:30 PM
Crowie, what gorgeous digis, especially the snow shack
oh MY Lin, that is a wonderful dragon!!! my DH would love him too

my dragon is rather pale in comparison
mostly it is about the northern lights, and instead of putting an inukshuk, or fir trees in the foreground, I painted a silhouette of a dragon, for my sister;s birthday
it is 11x14


02-24-2010, 09:34 PM
Wonderful work everyone. My new acrylic paints arrived today and I have the whole day free tomorrow to play. I also have a pad of Pastelmat that everyone is raving about so I'm looking forward to giving that a work out too.

02-24-2010, 10:24 PM
Lin, your dragon's gorgeous!

Bonnie, I like yours too, they're so very different and both so cool!

Crowie, both your Summer Landscape and old shack in the snow are so beautiful.

02-25-2010, 10:37 AM
Bonnie your dragon is well cool..he looks camouflaged into the mist... it gives him an ominous look as if he is watching with intent. Lovely

02-25-2010, 03:38 PM
Very beautiful work Crowwoman,wonder how did you that style,thanks for the pm!!

02-25-2010, 09:59 PM
Golden Acrylics on WC paper approx 10x4 ins


and again on rough canvas approx 18 x 14 inches


Happy painting


02-26-2010, 02:45 AM
Great work here! Bonnie - those florals are gorgeous.

Fingers crossed I get/make time for art this weekend :)

02-26-2010, 01:27 PM
Gary, both of those landscapes are great, my favorite is the second one though where the path leads me through into the scene. It's gorgeous!

I did a sketch today! Tested the sample Blick Artist's pastel that I got -- definitely want the full set now!

Rose Sketch
4" x 6" approx.
Blick Artists' soft pastel with a Sennelier and a Terry Ludwig for comparison
From imagination to test the sample Blick Artist pastel.

02-26-2010, 07:12 PM
And just when I thought that sketch was all I'd do today, I did this on impulse.

Poppy Alla Prima
8" x 10"
Winsor & Newton OilBars and Sennelier Oil Sticks
Blick canvas board primed with Rose Grey Colourfix primer

From imagination, daring to try the Oil Sticks that I bought in the Swap Shop here. The giant sticks and paintlike very soft texture, softer even than Senneliers, left me feeling like doing crazy impasto stuff. They blend well but didn't overblend the way oil paints sometimes do when I'm painting.

Made a huge mess and got all over everything, but they were a lot of fun and I'll use these again on canvas boards. I'm not sure the sanded primer was even necessary, I'll try them on regular canvas board next.

02-26-2010, 11:41 PM
this is awesome! Very nice capture! And I like the mood!
Old Shack in the Snow
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Feb-2010/55027-OLD_SHACK_IN_THE_SNOW.jpg I used a ref. photo from DebUpNorth over at Phoenix Photography group.

Painter 8 ~!~Crowie

02-26-2010, 11:48 PM
I kinda had a mood try something new...so I finally decided start discovering colors.....pastels. This is what my hands created today:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2010/202051-Herbie_3a_-_Copy.JPG

02-27-2010, 08:17 AM
Robert that is great did you put the Senns on top of the Oil bars or use with?

02-27-2010, 09:05 AM
Hi everyone
What great pictures!
I love the pictures of Ari...old shack in the snow and of course the dragons too.
This is my second posting in this forum!
This is a picture I did for the water colour monthly challenge...painted today.
I'm not too happy with it...I should have spent more time I think, it seems a bit flat!
Anyway C&C most welcome.

02-27-2010, 10:32 PM
Great work everyone. Still playing with acrylics here, approx 16x20 canvas

l Heather l
02-27-2010, 11:37 PM
Wow that river is amazing Gary, love the reflection in the water:thumbsup:

02-28-2010, 02:08 PM
cuttineagle, wow! Your horse is fantastic, I think pastels are a good medium for you. Is that on velour paper? It's got a velour feel to it, that softness and beautiful toning is so right for animal painting. Great proportions, you're very good with horses.

Linn, the poppy is only with oil bars. I could add Senneliers over the top once it's dried but I think I want to keep it as is. I was just comparing the softness of the sticks -- the OilBars and Sennelier Oil Sticks are both just short of paint from the tube, which makes them a lot of fun in their sticky messy gooey expressive way. It helps me avoid overblending, which can happen when I'm doing regular oil painting.

Brincrish, I like your peacock -- good strong color and excellent accuracy in proportions.

Gary, your latest acrylic landscape is striking!

Pines by River
8" square
Color Conte hard pastels
Light grey ClaireFontaine PastelMat
Photo reference by DAK723 for February 2010 Spotlight challenge in Soft Pastel Talk forum.

02-28-2010, 05:06 PM
This is an oilsketch after a selfportrait by Gabriel Münter, one of the founders of Der Blaue Reiter. She was Kandinsky's lover for about 12 years, and later hid his work from the Nazis.


03-01-2010, 10:47 PM
[quote=robertsloan2]cuttineagle, wow! Your horse is fantastic, I think pastels are a good medium for you. Is that on velour paper? It's got a velour feel to it, that softness and beautiful toning is so right for animal painting. Great proportions, you're very good with horses.

Robertsloan2: I think pastels fit me as much as graphite pencil.:clap: No, it`s actually not velour paper..it`s regular sketch paper....i just wanted to try the pastels before I crazily jump into it (buy more stuff).I just got couple shades of used pastels from my friend...thank you...it`s not perfect..there is lot of room for improovement but...I`m heading there....:smug: :thumbsup: