View Full Version : WDE Catch-up work March 2010

03-03-2010, 07:02 AM
This is a thread in which all can post any catch-up work from any previous week or month.

Please add your image here, with the date of the WDE and preferably the name of the host that week too!

We'll start a new thread each month - so no pressure!!!

February 2010 (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8529020#post8529020)
January 2010. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=600935)

03-06-2010, 04:32 PM
This is a WIP. My husband says I've made the nose too short. I think the nose isn't off by that much, but I made her face too long by putting too much space between her nose and her mouth, which makes her face look oval rather than heart-shaped and also makes her look older Bother! I don't think I got a good likeness, Jean, but I tried. The skin tones are uniformly too pale and not very interesting, so I want to do something about that. They also need to be blended better. Any C/C welcome. This took more like 4 hours than 2.


8x10 oil on hardboard

03-06-2010, 06:06 PM
From Feb. 26, 2010 WDE hosted by justjean of Ontario, Canada
All are digis done in Corel Painter Essentials 4

Autumn Leaves
Fruit Still Life
Girl and Dog
View from my Window
Mom's Rose Pattern

03-07-2010, 08:05 AM
I lengthened the nose, blended the skin tones, added a suggestion of her clothing, and, most of all, got a semi-decent photo that doesn't totally wash out the skin tones. I think I'm going to leave this one the way it is. C/C welcome.


8x10 oil on hardboard

03-07-2010, 11:31 AM
Sue, she looks great :thumbsup: and your right the nose isn't off that much

Nice manips mginsberg :)

Here's my finish of Claire, I'm having a hard time getting my brushes and colours reset to what I had them before I upgraded to Win7 :evil:


03-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Jean, you really caught Claire's likeness. I think it would be so much harder to do a portrait digitally than it is with oils.

I always hate upgrading my operating system because the programmers *always* think they can help me by messing with things that were perfectly fine IMHO.

03-07-2010, 05:51 PM
This is from 5Feb2010 Host Islander NL (Jeanette). It is acrylic on Fredrix watercolor board 8x10 done with Pebeo Acrylicsand I call it 'Dotty Digitalis'.

Toshiko Tanimoto
03-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Jean & Sue,nice & charming portlait you've done!And I love these digi of mginsberg and Kate's wonderful pattern also.

I've done from last WDE "fluits-Grapes" with the calligraphic ink & chopstick.After drawing lines,I putted on it some colors.It's my favorite style.Size is almost 11×14inch.Paper is the one for Japanese brush-calligraphic which is pasted on the scetching pad.


03-08-2010, 11:25 AM
Woo Hoo! I finished the animals from justjean's WDE hosting at the end of Feb.

These are approx. 4x6", watercolour and ink, on watercolour paper.


Toshiko Tanimoto
03-08-2010, 04:18 PM
Wonderful!EP:clap: Your colors are special!:clap: :clap: :clap:

03-10-2010, 10:59 AM
Great work here!
This is one of my own WDE, months back in 2009.
It's acrylics on canvas, 20x20". Not a great likeness, but that's no problem.
I call it "puppy love"


Toshiko Tanimoto
03-10-2010, 11:31 PM
Cuty & sweety lovers!:heart: :heart: :heart: I can remember my younger days.:evil:
Nice acrylic work!

03-12-2010, 08:33 AM
Connie.. I really like the looseness and palette you used. The girls expression really does say puppy love. Very nice

Toshiko.. I love your work.. I am new to WDE, but when I see your postings I know I am in for a treat.

Jean and mginsberg.. Your digis are nice. Its a new medium for me. I like what you and others are doing with it.

Sue.. Your rework of Jean's Granddaughter is very nicely done. I love the deepness of soul in her eyes.

March 2010 WDE hosted by justjean of Ontario,

I reworked the rendition of Duchess. I wanted to add highlight to the antique look, but the more I started to play with the painting the more it went to realism. So.. I guess this is the finished piece.
C & C are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

What I started out with
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2010/186926-puppy3..jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

What I ended up with:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2010/186926-duchess.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

03-12-2010, 12:07 PM

I reworked the rendition of Duchess. I wanted to add highlight to the antique look, but the more I started to play with the painting the more it went to realism. So.. I guess this is the finished piece.
C & C are always welcome and greatly appreciated.

What I started out with
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2010/186926-puppy3..jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

What I ended up with:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Mar-2010/186926-duchess.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Uploader/upload_image_save2.php#)

Catherine I LOVE them both , you caught her cheeky little face just right :thumbsup:

03-13-2010, 04:53 PM
Wow, there's some great paintings here, digi and otherwise. Great going!

This fish just nagged at me. I wanted to do it last week but didn't have time... and then as I decided to do Inktense, I realized nothing else was anywhere near as bright. I'm using it to illustrate my review of Derwent Inktense. Sorry about the scan, I had to tweak it quite a lot to get it to come close to true, the painting is very bright.

Tropical Fish
6" x 7"
Derwent Inktense watersoluble ink pencils
Derwent watercolor book 90lb watercolor paper with strong woven texture
Photo reference by AlainJ for March 5-7th Weekend Drawing Event in All-Media Art Events forum, x-posted in March Catch-Up Thread.

03-14-2010, 07:54 PM
Finally got to the skaters! Thanks to AlainJ WDE of March 5. Proart Watercolor paper, 90 lb. 11X15, Prismacolor pencils. Thanks Alain, this was fun ! Enjoy :)


03-15-2010, 01:12 PM
wow! Your skaters came out great! I didn't even try to tackle that one.

03-17-2010, 07:45 AM
So glad I popped in here. Glowrious work Everyone!!

I finally got a chance to finish this one from Jean's WDE.


03-18-2010, 03:47 PM
Wow, "Kindawet," you did NOT do that with colored pencils!! I am SOOOO amazed - the skaters are fabulous!! I can almost see Apollo's goatee!

03-18-2010, 06:56 PM
what an amazing group of paintings!
I finally finished the batik-like starfish I started in mbecketts WDE from feb 12
it is much too dark, and kept absorbing paint, the highlights are done with gauche


03-19-2010, 01:22 AM
Hi everyone,

This is from Joel's wde some time in Feb I think. Here's a link to the WIP I did if you'd care to look.

Scratchboard 8X10 Trolls

This one was from Mike Beckett's WDE Feb 12th
The WIP...

Scratchhboard 8X10

Bonnie...nice starfish...I have that one saved to do in scratch as well.

03-19-2010, 06:14 AM
Bonnie I love the starfish. The medium looks like it is a lot of fun.
Lorna I was really taken with your trolls. the overall piece is fantastic.. but the hair is spectacular! The Troll in the back is beautiful. The rose.. too!

Crowie, Robert and Kindawet... Your works all shine too! Wet Canvas is so full of talent.

03-19-2010, 09:29 AM
kindwet: your skaters are awesome, such motion ! wonderful CP talent
crowie, your still life glows
Lorna: what can I say? your scratch is magnificent! I LOVE the trolls (I see one has a nordic sweater on- and the hair is superb!)

thanks Catherine

03-19-2010, 02:01 PM
Crowie, great version of the still life!

Bonnie, your starfish on the rocks are glorious. I don't think it's too dark, I think it's perfect -- it came out so rough and natural that it really grabs me. Love the way you got the gouache highlights and little nubbles, that texture helps create the realism.

Lorna, your scratchboard trolls are incredible. I love the way you made them look so natural and lifelike, but they're still those rubber troll toys that I saw all over the place growing up in Minnesota. Details like that Nordic sweater and the hair textures make them perfect, this could be a story illustration. The rose is fantastic, a classic tonal realism scratchboard piece. You really caught the light and the thin delicate texture of the petals, I love it.

Catherine, thanks for commenting on my fish! I'm afraid it got lost at the bottom of a page and not many people saw it.

03-20-2010, 07:45 PM
wow! some awesome work in here... i better check this thread more often!

this is the Lion Fish from my own WDE a few weeks ago. i turned him into an art class project and finished this week...

acrylic on 12 X 14 canvas.


03-20-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks everyone for great comments on the skates.

Lorna: are you kidding!!! Those sketches are wonderful. The trolls are magical!

Mike: love the lionfish! Cruel creature!

03-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments!:) This place sure has a lot of talent from what I've seen of your works. Wish I had more time to spend here.

Mike...awesome work for someone who is color blind!!

Toshiko Tanimoto
03-21-2010, 08:31 AM
What's great works!.. And thanks for your comments.
Now,I've done these lovely tulips yesterday morning.It's taken about 1hr.
12×9.2inch,Watson paper(190g),Holbein watercolor.


03-21-2010, 02:42 PM
Wow...I love what you have done with these tulips...great colors ! One color complements the other !!!

03-22-2010, 08:34 AM
tosh, what a wonderful gentle painting of your tulips
and Mike a marvelous finish to the lion fish

robert: had to go looking and I found your tropical fish! you get the best out the inktense! wonderful job

03-22-2010, 06:12 PM
This painting from the 26 Feb 10 WDE kept bothering me, so today I took some of the advice I received when I first posted it and added some sky holes, split the rock and added a lot of splashing water around its base, and lightened some areas a bit. I think I need to go further with that. I can't seem to strike a balance. My paintings are either uniformly too light or too dark. I think what I really need to do is paint a lot more. I learn something(s) from every painting I do, but I've noticed that I may need to learn the exact same thing a number of times before it sticks and I can consistently apply what I've learned. If that's the case, then volume has its virtues.


8x10 oil on hardboard

03-29-2010, 09:35 PM
I did not get the waterfall done for the WDE last week so will add it here. Done with liquid WC.

04-04-2010, 11:21 PM
Wonderful work everyone :thumbsup: :clap:
Here is the April Thread (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8658835#post8658835)