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idylbrush
04-18-2010, 07:08 AM
A fresh start for a new week.

Still not much going on with my easel. In a recuperative mode at the moment.

biddlebeach
04-18-2010, 10:44 AM
posted this , this morning on last weeks thread,, duh,,
this is Nicky,

purplepansey
04-18-2010, 10:54 AM
Mary, what a precious face on your dog, it's adorable expression is so appealing.

idylbrush
04-18-2010, 01:40 PM
About time I got off my duff and did something.

First work using gampi silk tissue and a transfer technique.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/36241-gampi-1.jpg

Pretty interesting stuff I must say.

biddlebeach
04-18-2010, 02:13 PM
oh Howard,, very neat!
thanks Purple! he was a sweetie.. I hope I do him justice..

J-Knez
04-18-2010, 02:42 PM
Worked a bit on painting over my over painting lol.
This is closer to what I wanted and will probably stay this way.
Any CC's welcome.
12x32 studio canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/218689-baddlands.jpg

Kathrin G.
04-18-2010, 03:21 PM
Mary, you are off to a great start :clap:
Howard, good to see your work again :) Love the blue :thumbsup:
J-Knez, oh how cool :clap: Looks like some other world planet.

The landscape commission is ready to hand over tomorrow and the pony is off the easel for now anyway ( still not approved tho, my friend didnt like it :( )
But I am ready for a change and so I got a painting back on my easel what only got as far as a rough-in-stage last time round before being kicked off.
So this is whats on my easel again ....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/113357-f_2.jpg

biddlebeach
04-18-2010, 03:36 PM
J-Kness, love it! REALLY love it!
Kathrin,, I can not believe she didnt like the horse,, geesh,,
love the lions,
off to the studio now!

later!

idylbrush
04-18-2010, 05:08 PM
Knes, this piece has come a long way.

Kathrin, the lions are coming along nicely.

Glad everyone is staying busy.

Mary, like the pup, are you doing more with this?

biddlebeach
04-18-2010, 05:41 PM
Oh Lord Howard,, lots and lots more to do on the pup,, LOL
here is today's installment,, and a quick pic of the extra one I am doing..

PattiLou
04-18-2010, 06:13 PM
Mary your doxie in a cup is going to be cute. The other one will we good to but I like the 'cuteness' of the small doxie in a cup.

Oh Katherine, how could your friend not like the pony, it was very good in my opinion.

J-Knez I like it better with the brighter colors. Yep, you should leave it, looks like Bryce Canyon in a way, is it?

Howard this one looks like letters floating in outer space, love the blue... well I'm partial to blue anyway.:lol:

My easel has a just gessoed canvas right now. Would be pretty boring if I showed it to ya'll.:rolleyes: :D

J-Knez
04-18-2010, 07:53 PM
Thanks everyone.
Just a random landscape Patti, but yeah, kindof a southwest deserty think like moab/bryce.
Wasn't happy with this board so I painted it over. I had painted in values with umber/white and was real happy with it, then glased with too thick of paint... So I layered it up with more.

Still need to get back the good darks I had.

Not sure if I should go for some blue shadows overlay or not...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/218689-Arch.jpg
Thanks everyone.
Just a random landscape Patti, but yeah, kindof a southwest deserty think like moab/bryce.
Wasn't happy with this board so I painted it over.

biddlebeach
04-18-2010, 08:01 PM
Thanks Patti.. lol

*dee*
04-18-2010, 09:00 PM
I've got a new portrait on my easel!!!! (Even though at the end of the last one I said I didn't want to touch a portrait for a while. :rolleyes: )

This one has me excited...I love the ref pic!!!! :smug:

Got the sketch done last night & today I sealed it by spraying on a thin layer of acrylic varnish.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/156775-001.JPG

She's 1yr old, and quite the cutie!!!!!

*dee*
04-18-2010, 11:27 PM
A little bit more done...I'm excited about this one!!!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Apr-2010/156775-004.JPG

If anyone notices anything I need to address, please let me know. :heart:

biddlebeach
04-18-2010, 11:37 PM
Dee, she is a real dollbaby! looking great!

eyepaint
04-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Dee - she's a cutie patootie!! One niggle ... confirm the relative placement of the child's left eye - it might be right as-is?

*dee*
04-19-2010, 01:11 PM
Thanks....I think its actually her nose that's a little wonky....I'll have to work on that. :o

Just Ami
04-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Wow! Everyone is staying busy with such nice paintings. They really are looking great.

Idylbrush- I really love what you are working on. it's such a unique design and such soothing colors. It's really interesting.

howyadoin
04-19-2010, 09:43 PM
Lots of promising-looking stuff on your easels this week. Howard, that new one is pretty cool. What's different about the transfer process?

As for me, I'm wrapping up a piece commissioned by a buddy of mine for his wife's birthday. Just a small detail here:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4535966493_5cbbd9596b_o.jpg

Matte medium over black lava gel (black gesso base). The skulls are only visible when the light hits 'em just right. It's a nice effect; might have to do something else this way.

idylbrush
04-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Bret, it is a tissue transfer. I print the image on the tissue with either a laser printer or a copy machine and then cut it close. Lay down a layer of liquid gloss medium and lay the tissue into it. Then smooth things out and get the wrinkles out.

biddlebeach
04-20-2010, 12:39 AM
Bret,, VERY cool!
never did make it to the studio today,, :(

PattiLou
04-20-2010, 07:52 PM
Dee that baby is adorable. Looking forward to your progress.

I finally scanned this one that I started months ago and never finished. When I was looking for something to work on I picked it up and thought I would finish it. It is 7"x5" on matboard. I usually paint on canvas and found that matboard and I don't get along very well.:lol: :o At least I can say I finished it and moved on to something else.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Apr-2010/125378-Redbud-w.jpg
Looks a tad bit darker here but pretty close. I posted my Different Strokes also... that was an interesting challenge.

biddlebeach
04-20-2010, 08:06 PM
Nice Patti
I drew today,, well tried,, LOL

OkeeKat
04-21-2010, 07:04 PM
Hi all!!
Awesome works in the making here!
Hope to post something soon.

RobinZ
04-21-2010, 07:42 PM
I'm working on a "portrait" of a motorcycle. I need to get my circles and straight lines perfect, any suggestions are welcome!!

I can do them with ruler and circle templates, but really do need to use something other than a brush for the circles. I can tape the the straight edges.

(dogs don't have all these straight lines and circles....) :D

idylbrush
04-21-2010, 10:36 PM
RobinZ, have you looked at a dip pen? Might just be the right tool. May take some practice to get accustomed to how they work.


Dip Pen (http://www.dickblick.com/products/little-dipper-pen/)

howyadoin
04-21-2010, 11:50 PM
I'm working on a "portrait" of a motorcycle. I need to get my circles and straight lines perfect, any suggestions are welcome!!

I can do them with ruler and circle templates, but really do need to use something other than a brush for the circles. I can tape the the straight edges.Why not mask the whole area off, draw the circles with the templates, and then cut out what you don't need? It'll take some time, but it'll give you the edges you need.

idylbrush
04-22-2010, 07:45 AM
Lots of promising-looking stuff on your easels this week. Howard, that new one is pretty cool. What's different about the transfer process?

As for me, I'm wrapping up a piece commissioned by a buddy of mine for his wife's birthday. Just a small detail here:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4535966493_5cbbd9596b_o.jpg

Matte medium over black lava gel (black gesso base). The skulls are only visible when the light hits 'em just right. It's a nice effect; might have to do something else this way.

Are these hand cut skulls, screened or hand painted? I do something similar with highly dispersed interference colors and gloss medium. Makes a shadowy, etherial effect. Often thought that a silk screen might be of some value if I had the idea of doing a design more than three times.

jennifervs
04-22-2010, 03:01 PM
Cool stuff - love the skulls, babies, puppies and landscapes! I actually have been working with oils lately, but I created some monotypes with Interactive Acrylics the other day on Reeves printmaking paper - yum. Calling this one Baby Dreams, because of the bright pinks and baby blues. Very, very different from my landscapes, but lots of fun!

howyadoin
04-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Are these hand cut skulls, screened or hand painted? I do something similar with highly dispersed interference colors and gloss medium. Makes a shadowy, etherial effect. Often thought that a silk screen might be of some value if I had the idea of doing a design more than three times.They're handcut. I started like this:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4536432730_391e59e6e8_o.jpg

Made a small stencil of the basic shape. Then once they were cut, I applied the matte medium with a small brush.

The funny thing was, when I first laid down the lava gel, I mainly intended it as a textural base. I was planning to drybrush some earth tones over it, till the matte/gloss idea occurred to me.

biddlebeach
04-22-2010, 08:18 PM
Worked on my "pup in a cup" today and "Nicky"

biddlebeach
04-23-2010, 06:13 PM
Worked more on Nicky today,, am not even close with his coloring,, dang it!

*dee*
04-24-2010, 05:12 PM
Mary, your 2 doggy portraits are coming along WONDERFULLY!!!!

You are right about the coloring being off a bit on Nicky's. What I would do is open the photo up in PhotoShop (or something similar)....zoom waaaay in on the areas in question and "sample" the colors. ( I don't know the real technical terms. :rolleyes: ) That is how I match colors when having trouble. Granted you will be matching the colors of the photo via the monitor, not the dog, but when we are working with photos that's the best we can do.

I'd post an update of the portrait I'm currently wokring on....but my brother has taken over my desktop.....and that's where all my pics are! :evil: By introducing him to the wonderful world of the internet, I've created a MONSTER! :lol:

biddlebeach
04-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Well after thinking I totally ruined this, I checked again on the original pic,, had to tweak it a bit as it was not right either,, I think this actually may be a bit closer,,

*dee*
04-24-2010, 07:55 PM
Mine...in the beginning of the dreaded "UGLY STAGE"! :eek: :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Apr-2010/156775-012.JPG


Haven't painted a lick today......just been "decompressing" from the past few days at work. :(

biddlebeach
04-24-2010, 08:35 PM
OMG! Dee,,:eek: :eek: :eek: this little one is coming to life!:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

howyadoin
04-25-2010, 07:32 AM
Well after thinking I totally ruined this, I checked again on the original pic,, had to tweak it a bit as it was not right either,, I think this actually may be a bit closer,,I think you're doin' just fine there. Don't see any problems at all.

biddlebeach
04-25-2010, 08:25 AM
I think you're doin' just fine there. Don't see any problems at all. OMG ... thank you for that.. :crying::crying:I was freaking there for a while..:crossfingers: