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03-21-2010, 04:43 PM
Hello im new to wet canvas, Ive been looking around for quite a while and i am really impressed by the quality of art work here, Ive decided to post my work in progress of the above title, I may have long gaps between update progress as im not a fast painter so please bear wth me,It is oil on canvas c&c welcome but be gentle :) regards TIM

03-21-2010, 07:05 PM
here are the rest of the pictures for this stage:)

03-21-2010, 11:11 PM
:wave: You should be pleased with this, Tim! You have a very nice painting in the works here, and welcome to WetCanvas!

03-22-2010, 02:31 AM
Thankyou nancy, yes i am pleased with it at the moment however this is the the biggest canvas ive ever tried painting on :D

03-22-2010, 03:49 AM
I absolutely love, love love her dress! It looks wonderful!

03-22-2010, 04:10 AM
Thankyou wendy :) . i think the next stage im going to block in all the back ground before i do anymore on her so that she isnt floating around so much .

03-23-2010, 10:47 AM
I love the the whole composition. Very, very pretty! Can't wait to see it finished.

Thanks for sharing your art with us.


03-24-2010, 04:51 PM
thankyou for the nice comment Yvette, i cant wait till its finished but might be a while :D

03-25-2010, 09:15 AM
I love everything about this painting......It has a very pleasant feeling

04-20-2010, 12:19 PM
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04-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Hello all here is an update to this painting as I saidin one of my last posts that I will concentrate on the background at the moment I also said it might be a while before I post again as I'm a slow painter :-) I'll keep you updated right till the end result I'm using Windsor and Newton paints and Downey Georgian . My colours for the back ground are sap green burnt umber Windsor yellow and flake White

04-20-2010, 03:23 PM
lovely painting Tim....excellent work on the folds of her dress!!!
Cheers from Nova Scotia Canada

04-22-2010, 04:04 PM
Thankyou for your comments Suirena:-) I'm going to do some more tonight on the back ground :)

04-23-2010, 05:21 AM
Hello Tim,

great choice, this is one of my favorite paintings. Have you ever seen a Waterhouse painting in person? Most of the originals probably are in collections in Great Britain, aren't they? I was wondering what they actually look like, surface & brushwork as well as colors you can never quite catch on a reproduction. I saw a couple of Burne-Jones last year in the Delaware Museum of Art (their Pre-Raffaelite collection is awesome!!!) and was surprised at the thick application of the paint.

I would love to look at a better (larger) photograph of your work, it is not easy to see your progress on the small images you posted. What size of canvas or panel do you use?


04-23-2010, 09:54 AM
Hello susanne the size of this canvas is 48"x36" the painting so far is flat when I come to painting the girl again I'll use thicker paint so the brush marks are visible where appropriate. As to your question aboutseeing a waterhouse in the flesh then the answer is no there was an exhibition last year at the royal academy london but I couldn't make it :crying:

09-04-2010, 12:14 PM
crikey youve done well mate!!! that must hae taken yu ages to cover al of that canvas- you are a diligent hard worker!! it really pays off- bravo