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03-07-2010, 09:02 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.


03-07-2010, 09:52 PM
Happy Sunday!

Ink sketches from the WDE.

Acrylics on gallery wrapped linen, 8"x8".


03-07-2010, 10:55 PM
I love the acrylic fish. They're so cheerful.


03-07-2010, 11:39 PM
EP, those fish are fantastic! I love that painting. Here's today's in case they get lost at the tail of the old thread.

4" x 5"
Derwent Pastel Pencils
Gray Canson Mi-Tientes, smooth side
Photo reference by AlainJ for WDE March 5-7 2010

6" x 8"
Derwent Pastel Pencils
Gray Canson Mi-Tientes, smooth side
From imagination.

Which one do you think I should use for my review on the pastel pencils?

A) Coconut-Strawberry
B) Dandelion
C) Both
D) Neither, do another one and this time get it right.

03-07-2010, 11:56 PM
EP, great sketches and I still love those fish.
Robert, I like both but the Dandy Lion:D are my fav.

It has been awhile since I have done a still life..so I did this one today.


03-08-2010, 09:34 AM
Crowie, the still life is cool! Like the overall composition and the apples are fantastic. I feel like I could pick them up out of the painting. (Wouldn't want to with the lemon. lol)

Thank you! I'm going to write the review soon and I think "both" is leading the way, especially since a couple of comments suggested ways to make both of them useful to the points I make in the article.

03-08-2010, 11:27 AM
Sue - thank you

Robert - thank you. Love that dandelion piece

Crowie - thank you. Love the shine and 3D-ness to your fruit

I finished my pieces from justjean's WDE at the end of Feb. These are approx. 4x6", watercolour and ink.


03-08-2010, 01:53 PM
What a wonderful start to the week from all of you.

This is after a selfportrait by the Hungarian artist Hugo Scheiber, 1873-1950.


03-09-2010, 09:31 AM
EP: I love the school of fish (just saw it in the WDE)
I adore your 'primary' animals
Robert: also say this just now, and I love the strawberrys and coconut, makes me want to go shopping for both
the dandelion sketch is fresh
Crowie, and speaking of Juicy fruit!
ymm slurp
Lawrence what a wonderful character painting

maybe I can be more productive this week for the dailys. last week I finished up 15 bookmarks (but didn't post them all as they are for an exchange, and wanted them to be a surprise)

03-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Cheers, Bonnie.

Another one after Hugo Scheiber.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Mar-2010/60616-DSC_00061.JPG

03-09-2010, 06:04 PM
Lawrence, Hugo Schreiber's palette is freaky! Thanks for doing two of his pieces so I could compare them and see the similarities. Interesting style and skin tones, almost underwater looking. The chap in uniform is very powerful.

Thank you so much for your comments on my coconut-strawberry and dandelion pieces. I did use both of them together in the review and that helped me write it too. Yesterday after writing them up, I spent most of the day watching movies with family -- their schedules are so crazy most of the time that getting any family time is a treat, so I put everything else off and relaxed.

Today I needed to review another Derwent product, so I decided to use the 12 color set of Coloursoft they sent me for this:

6" x 8"
Derwent Coloursoft colored pencils
Light grey ClaireFontaine PastelMat coated pastel card

It's from life. I put the marbles and aquamarine crystal on the shiny touchpad of my laptop and then typed funny in my breaks. Took six hours doing this, I don't know what possessed me to do it that big. It came out a neat cross between colored pencils photorealism and impressionism. I used some pastel tricks in the background.

03-09-2010, 08:46 PM
EP - Neat sketches and the fish look really good.

Robert - Nice work with the pastel pencils. The 2nd one would be my choice for reviewing and I look forward to your opinions. I like the Derwents for their earthy colours, especially the Umbers and Chocolates and have a few favourites I use regularly.

Crowie - Good still life, great mood

EP - Really stylish WC and ink, I like the way you keep your 'colour signature' throughout your work.

Lawrence - Terrific strong flowing lines in Hugo Scheiber 1 and I like the simplicity and colours in #2.

Robert - Great work with the Coloursofts. I bought the full wooden box set of 72 a while back thinking it would suit me but alas it didn't and I sold them along with a full set of 120 Polychromos pencils. I really think it's a case of not having the patience and knowing that pastel pencils will cover my needs although I have kept a set of 36 Derwent artists colour pencils to try again in the future. Having said that I bought both sets off Ebay and sold them for more than I paid so got a free trial at least. I have the full wooden boxed set of 72 Derwent WC pencils still and also almost the full range of their original formula pastel pencils. I also have a really nice graphite set too which I don't use often enough. Their tinted charcoal pencils are also superb and combine well with the pastels.

Bye for now


03-10-2010, 12:40 PM
Hi Robert, Scheiber started as an Impressionist but then moved into Expressionism, hence his palette.

Thanks for your comments, Gary.

This one today is after "Le Voile Persan" 1909 (The Persian Veil), by the Scottish painter John Duncan Fergusson, 1874-1961.


03-10-2010, 03:36 PM

Lawrence, wow. Another lively, dramatic painter and I like the lady's face, she looks very serene in the midst of all those bright patterns -- it's a reversal of attention grabbing, all the busy patterns resolve into one that really makes sense and that's her face. I'm enjoying your masters series!

Another sketch for a review I'll write later tonight, might sketch some more while I have light out.

Bone and Gall
8 1/2" x 11"
Derwent Pastels six color blister pack earth tones
White sketchbook paper
From life.

03-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Iridescent Clearies
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Derwent Metallic Colour Pencils
Black Rising Stonehenge heavy rag drawing paper.

From memory. Another challenge to my memory and one I'm satisfied with -- helps that I looked at all my marbles just yesterday, the memory's fresh.

Joan T
03-11-2010, 11:38 AM
These were done in plein air this Saturday. I looked warm enough to sit out and sketch so I took my supplies to a local farm museum to sketch the chickens. By the time I finished one I was freezing, and mind you it was a tiny painting...just 1/2 of my 3/5 x 5 moleskin page done with watercolor pencils. Then I went to a winery and sat in my car (much warmer) in the parking lot to paint the roofs. The building is very Tuscan looking. This one is 3.5 x 5 done in ink and watercolors.

Joan T
03-11-2010, 11:59 AM
:evil: This is the third time I'm typing these comments.:evil: I keep trying to upload other paintings, but then everything freezes and I'm back to nothing. I'll do the comments separately.

EP - Super ink sketches. I love the acrylic fish the way you did it wrapped around on linen. Excellent job on the animals...my favorites are the gorilla and giraffe.

Robert - Nice job on the berries and coconut...good texture. Love the dandelion...looks so whispy! Oooh...love the two glass pieces!!!:clap: The reflections in the glass are wonderful. Nice job on the leaf and bone.

Crowie - Lovely still life. I want to reach in and grab the apple.

Lawrence - Great collection of portraits. Love the rosy cheeks in the first one and the colorful look of the last one.

03-11-2010, 02:20 PM
quote: "all the busy patterns resolve into one that really makes sense and that's her face"......spot on, Robert.

Joan, love that building, very Tuscan, as you say, and could be Spanish too.

This is after "Mira," a painting by the English artist William Etty, 1787-1849. Very different from Fergusson's Scottish Colourist approach.


Joan T
03-12-2010, 11:21 AM
Lawrence - Thanks! I like this portrait...sensitive eyes and mouth.

Both of these were done in plein air the other day at a local arboretum. They have a greenhouse devoted just to camellias which happen to be blooming indoors right now. The second painting was in a courtyard setting in another greenhouse. Both were done in my moleskin journal so they are 3.5 x 5 watercolors.

03-12-2010, 02:17 PM
Nice paintings Joan, I especially like the camelias.

This guy was looking at me today.


03-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Hello there,

It's been an awfully long time since my last post considering that I've been reading forums constantly. Couple of days ago I got the flu and in my fewerish shudder I found the WDE page and decided to contribute something. The fewer went down last night, allowing me to draw again, but photos weren't the thing for today, so I abandoned the WDE and found this perfect place.

This is one of the two ink drawings I made today. It's 27,5x13,5cm (about 11" x 5" ? :) ). This one was easier to scan ;) See you around!

03-12-2010, 05:07 PM
Lawrence, I like your latest lady, "Mira". She's so lovely and you're right, very different from the Scottish Colourist. The guy that's looking at you is cool too, is that a self portrait?

Joan, thanks! I liked the chickens and roof, but the camellia is fantastic and the garden really speaks to me. They're all great.

ArtScience, great ink drawing! That's so cool.

I'm working on one right now but I'm watching it dry, so it isn't scanned. Got a sketch for an OP one done but not exactly something to post. Maybe later. Depends on whether this weather lightens up, today was colder and overcast and much harder on my back.

Just finished putting in the tree, dry over having washed everything else in this. It came out better than I thought it would!

Cloudy Day
4" x 6"
Derwent Graphitint tinted graphite washable pencils
Hot press 140lb Lanaquarelle watercolor paper
From life, this is how the sky has looked all day with varying bands of dark and light muted colors. It's the far distant view from my window with the tops of buildings and branches from another tree on the left side left out.

03-12-2010, 09:42 PM
Very Nice collection. Eye I love your animals and especially your fish. Robert I love the crystals and marbles. LG portraits great as always both young ladies very nice! Crow Your digi's still making me want to give it a try...Joan very nice WC! My watercolor here is from a workshop I took this week and it really fell into my style.

03-12-2010, 11:50 PM
Mariese, I love this workshop painting. Gorgeous strong values and good depth, beautiful color.

Joan T
03-13-2010, 10:37 AM
Lawrence - Thanks. Great colorful portrait!

ArtScience - Nice ink drawing!!

Robert - Thank you. Your "Cloudy Day" came out great. Good color choice for the overcast, moody sky. I like how you blended it too...the horizontal strokes are perfect for the cloud layers.

03-13-2010, 01:53 PM
Artscience, feverish shudder? Apt words for that critter.

Robert, yes, a sp trying to show a primitive Expressionistic effect. Good trees.

Mariese, great result from the workshop.


03-13-2010, 04:56 PM
Lawrence, I love your latest Avatar self portrait -- with glasses and all. That's too cool. Thanks for your comment on Cloudy Day.

Joan, thanks for your comment. I think it came out better than many of my previous Graphitint pieces. It's always odd to come back to a medium I haven't used in a while after improving a lot in something else -- the results are startling and encouraging.

Here's one from last week's WDE:

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.

03-13-2010, 09:27 PM
Current WDE painting

Yellow Iris
4" x 6"
Derwent Aquatone washed
Hot press Lanaquarelle watercolor paper
Photo reference by Helen for March 12-14 WDE.

03-14-2010, 01:55 PM
Few comments on the latest additions.

Mariese, that is simply beautiful.

Lawrence, the way your last portrait combines seriousness to giddiness and is also very explosive in nature is something you don't see every day. I like that.

Robert, your flower just shines light and warmth, it has something similar to the effect of nicely overexposured photo combined with hot sunlight. Makes me anticipate spring.

03-14-2010, 04:18 PM
Thanks Robert. Love that colourful fish.

ArtScience, thanks so much for leaving your kind comment.

I like the neck on this one, makes me look like Hulk Hogan, don't you think? :lol: :lol: :lol: