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04-02-2010, 12:42 PM
Hi Ho - Here are a bunch of copyright free photos from the Flickr commongrounds.

Paint along however you like but I have Two suggestions -

ONE------ try painting in one of the art movements we have been studying. The expressionists movement has been a favorite.

TWO ---------Try limiting your palatte to one of the palatte in the classical style of one of these great masters. Check out this cool link--


04-02-2010, 12:47 PM
Here is description and credits on photos

Collection of scrap aluminium in Welshpool by the Women's Voluntary Service
July 27, 1940 photographer - Geoff Charles (1909-2002)

Longden Bay Go-cart Racers Sept. 8, 1953 Photographer Geoff Charles

Racegoers at Warwick Farm racecourse - Thomas Lennon Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum (stylish women)

Kookaburras - Tyrrell Photographic Collection, Powerhouse Museum

Egypt - uploaded by New York Public Library (musicians)

(Luxor) Temple, statue de Ramses II (XIX dyn.) - uploaded by New York Public

04-02-2010, 12:48 PM
and the last one and we're off on our adventure - Looking forward to the fun!

04-02-2010, 01:10 PM
Those are fun Robin!! I want to do one ....or more!!

04-03-2010, 12:59 AM
TWO ---------Try limiting your palatte to one of the palatte in the classical style of one of these great masters. Check out this cool link--

Nice page. It shows something I have also noticed: even work that on the face of it is bursting with colour often actually uses a surprisingly limited range of colours, and the colour is frequently far more muted than one would think.

Anyway, as always in the photo paint-along, here are some I took myself, so they are copyright free as well:


And various views of sunflowers:




04-03-2010, 11:24 AM
Thank you, Robin, Brian, for the photos.

I did a couple of them in miniatures. The other night I went to this architectural/art shop and the sales gave me half a sheet of the Graphix Dura Lar Matte 0.005 thickness free. I was so happy because I wanted to try this paper for a long time.

Zebra M301 0.5 mm pencil
Size 1.5 x 2 inch



PrismaVerithin colored pencils
1.5 x 3.25 inch


Superb paper. The color just go on magically, especially graphite and so easy to erase!

Here's the picture frame. The other one is from landscape challenge of this month.


04-05-2010, 08:46 PM
nice set of sketches Sandra. You got nice depth with the arches. Nice paper is wonderful. I have some my kids gave me a few years ago before I started doing much art. I really must use it or the silverfish will feast.

04-15-2010, 01:59 PM
Nice sketches Sandra, especially those crazy looking birds:)

I never seem to get around to the paint along, so here is Fashion Ladies at the Race Track?


04-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Wow, Janet - that is so neat. I really like the way you brought them to attention and subdued the surrounding crowd. I love the simple color scheme too. And it has you vibe loud and clear too. nice

04-16-2010, 02:24 AM
Wonderul work, Sandra and Janet! Full of character. I like the building/arches and the smiles on the kookaburras. Those fashionable ladies stand out so well against the suggested background crowd.

I haven't done any yet.

04-16-2010, 11:59 PM
Janet, I didn't even notice those ladies until now. Your piece makes them stand out so well.

04-22-2010, 10:39 AM
Thanks all...I'm loving paint-along this month.

Here's another...World War II Ladies with Pots and Pan:


04-23-2010, 08:14 AM
Really cool, Janet. I love it!!

04-24-2010, 12:06 PM
Here are some more:

Sun Flowers:



04-25-2010, 08:08 AM
Janet these are wonderful.

04-25-2010, 08:18 AM
Love the sunflowers. The second one with spirals is very uplifting.

04-28-2010, 12:09 AM
Janet, you have the utmost patience. I wouldn't even dream of doing all the pots and pans but you seem to have such fun doing it. Great sunflowers especially the second one. It's like they're wilting in the sun.

05-14-2010, 12:52 PM
here is the couple and the girl with dog. Both in egg tempera.

05-14-2010, 10:20 PM
Very cheery sunflowers, Janet. The second one almost could have been personified. They look so alive.

05-15-2010, 06:46 AM
Thanks Sandra. Robin, your couple walking seems to have a story behind it. Maybe during the World War. The egg tempera really does look great.
I need an eye dropper to go ahead with E/T...just an excuse.:lol: I'm sure I can find a substitute. Plunge in Janet! :heart: :heart:

05-20-2010, 02:15 PM
Great work on these two, Azul. I particularly love the walking couple...seems like a story behind that one as Janet says, and it has really attractive colour combinations and contrasts in tone.

05-24-2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks Janet and June - I too am sure there is a story, but it may be sad....I hesitated to paint it but life IS sad sometimes, but there is beauty in what is happening too....