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azulparsnip
06-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Here are some photos for painting.

Thanks to Highangle & spicyvi, & Fuzzpic Flickr folks friends of mine.

azulparsnip
06-02-2010, 09:52 PM
and a few more..

azulparsnip
06-02-2010, 10:04 PM
Did put a couple of these (the Scott and the monster one) on a paint along a few months back????

gakinme
06-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Robin, these are great photos. I haven't seen any of these before. I like the turtle definitely! Thank you!!

artbyjune
06-03-2010, 01:17 PM
Good selection. I like that turtle!

azulparsnip
06-04-2010, 07:46 AM
Both the turtle and fawn were taken here on our land within the last two weeks

gakinme
06-06-2010, 01:42 PM
This is in response to Photo Paint Along June and July (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=624370) at the Classical Forum here.

I have to say that the best investment I ever made for the last 2 years got to be this 120 pc set of Faber Castell Polychromos Hard Pastel sticks followed by the assortment of Derwent, Carbothello and Pitt Artist pastel pencils in terms of dry color medium.

Pacon Drawing paper 9x12 inch

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Jun-2010/86669-hp_turtle1.jpg

trafford
06-07-2010, 12:00 PM
Love your turtle, Sandra. I had turtles for years, not as big as that one though and then they stopped selling them.

Here's my take on the flowers:

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trafford
06-08-2010, 07:21 AM
I couldn't resist...besides, I needed a night out :heart:

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brianvds
06-08-2010, 08:12 PM
I like all the creative interpretations thus far!

I have been asked to contribute a photo or two if I can. I can't remember whether I have posted these in the past, and I am too lazy to go look, but as always, they are copyright-free and anyone can use them for whatever purpose.

Two views of the bud of Protea flowers:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2010/142294-Protea_small.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2010/142294-protea2_small.jpg

And some autumn leaves from an American sweet gum tree (Liquidambar styraciflua; originally from North America but frequently used as street and garden tree here):

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jun-2010/142294-liquidambar_small.jpg

gakinme
06-08-2010, 11:28 PM
Janet, what a happy couple there. Good take on their expressions! They make a great pair. Is that you beside him? Hehe...

What an interesting flower, Brian. How big are these? Do they bloom outwards at some point?

trafford
06-09-2010, 06:39 AM
Yes, Sandra, that's me living it up.

Neat pictures, Brian.....:angel:

azulparsnip
06-09-2010, 02:08 PM
Janet - those are fun and creative - good way to avoid a hang over

Brian - oh, nice flowers - we haven't anything at all like that here. thanks for posting them.

brianvds
06-10-2010, 07:28 AM
Janet, what a happy couple there. Good take on their expressions! They make a great pair. Is that you beside him? Hehe...

What an interesting flower, Brian. How big are these? Do they bloom outwards at some point?

They are quite large compound flowers, about the size of an outstretched hand when they open. Here's an open one:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2010/142294-protea3.JPG

gakinme
06-10-2010, 09:27 PM
Thank you, Brian, for the compound flower. I did a drawing of it with hard pastels and pastel pencils.

Faber Castell Polychromos Hard Pastel sticks
Derwent Pastel Pencils
Carbothello Stabilo Pastel Pencils
Academie Heavyweight Sketchbook 8.5 x 11 inch half page

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Jun-2010/86669-hp_proteaflower.jpg

robertsloan2
06-10-2010, 09:51 PM
Robin and Brian, thank you so much for these great photos! I'm definitely attracted to several of them.

azulparsnip
06-11-2010, 01:05 AM
Sandra - somehow I missed your turtle - you nailed that angry face, fierce turtle YES. Nice flower - peaceful gentle colors.

Robert Sloan - hi ya

ikan
06-26-2010, 09:29 PM
Morning all. Being fairly new to Wet Canvas I came across this lovely photo of a protea which I wanted to draw and then couldn't remember where I had seen it :confused:

But hey ! here you are so here is what I did to the photo, hope you like it

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2010/176078-Protea_web_size.jpg

I would like to have a go at another one so hopefully it will happen :crossfingers:

brianvds
06-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Morning all. Being fairly new to Wet Canvas I came across this lovely photo of a protea which I wanted to draw and then couldn't remember where I had seen it :confused:

But hey ! here you are so here is what I did to the photo, hope you like it

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Jun-2010/176078-Protea_web_size.jpg

I would like to have a go at another one so hopefully it will happen :crossfingers:

Beautiful work. I take it it is coloured pencil? You managed very nicely to capture all that complexity, which is something I never quite managed to master!

ikan
06-27-2010, 12:38 AM
Thank you Brian. Yes it is coloured pencil.

gakinme
06-27-2010, 02:27 AM
Ikan, it's very delicately done. The outer petals really set it off nicely.

ikan
06-29-2010, 07:09 AM
Thank you Sandra. There are a couple of others I would love to attempt but there are so many interesting things happening on this site I think I am going to run out of time.

trafford
07-01-2010, 07:07 AM
Interesting and such different takes on the Protea flower. Sandra sketchy and bold and Kerry's soft and delicate. That's why I like Paint-a-Long, the many ways the photos can be interpreted.

Thanks to Brian for sending us photos of plants and flowers that some of us have never seen before.....such fun! :heart:

azulparsnip
07-05-2010, 10:32 PM
Ikan- lovely protea blossom. I like all the blended color in the leaves and outer petals. nice shading makes the forms nicely

Here is one - I too hope to do one more at least.

ikan
07-06-2010, 12:31 AM
Thank you again Robin. I hope to give the country scene a go in acrylics. I'm not great at long grass so it should be interesting.

ikan
07-19-2010, 01:43 AM
I made it!! Here is my attempt at the country scene in acrylics. I painted on acrylic paper 30cm x 21cm.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Jul-2010/176078-IMG_2509.JPG

Any tips on painting grass and trees would be appreciated.

gakinme
07-19-2010, 10:07 AM
Robin, you made the place looks like Disneyland! You inspire me on that one. I might give it a try.

Ikan, good classic look to your piece and very inviting. I'd like to visit a place like that.

I might give a few more of these a try in a day or two.

ikan
07-20-2010, 12:20 AM
Thank you for your kind comments Sandra. I wouldn't mind living in the country. Go for a visit and never leave.lol

trafford
07-20-2010, 07:13 AM
This photo, Ikan, I thought, was the hardest to tackle, but you've done a very nice inviting painting from it. :heart:

Robin, lots of energy and beautiful colors.:heart:

meeeow2002
07-21-2010, 06:46 PM
Hi Everyone :-) theres some really lovely paintings here, here is my contribution, started a while ago, left it and finished it today.
I added the broken window, door and the pigion err just because!!! I just can't leave things alone!!
Its acrylic on canvas 50x40cm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Jul-2010/8436-farm_buildings.jpg

I'll probably end up fiddling with it further knowing me

trafford
07-22-2010, 07:20 AM
Hi, Meeeow....Really like what you have done with this photo. The bird and broken window make this rather deserted scene come alive. I also like the texture on the white wall and the black shape (door?) that you added on the lower right hand corner which balances the picture. :thumbsup:

I hope we will be seeing more of your work.

meeeow2002
07-22-2010, 09:51 AM
Hi Trafford, thanks :) I knew I wouldnt be able to leave it alone, I've removed the door, changed the colours and added a tree, more pigeons arrghhh, going to leave it be now!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jul-2010/8436-pigeon_002.jpg

trafford
07-22-2010, 12:57 PM
Even Better, Meeeow. :clap:

gakinme
07-25-2010, 02:01 PM
Meow, a very good improvisation there with a tree and more birds. And I like the colors of the water towers or whatever they are called.

Here's my quick sketch on my Fabriano Artist Journal 6.5 x 8.5 inch with kids' near dried up markers.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jul-2010/86669-photopaintalongaug03.jpg

azulparsnip
07-25-2010, 09:47 PM
ikan - your country scene is great...the greys on tthe foreground tree are wonderful, and the whole scene provokes an odd sad feeling

Sandra - thanks, I think moving others to get out their art stuff is the best achievement possible......yes!! it does look like disneyland! Oh, a big slobbering kiss for the scott! Great fun!!

meeow - very nice.....I like the improvisational addition...great job on the cement wall on the right and the broken window - the touch of life and movement is an excellent contrast with all the hard, sharp images. Oh YES< YES, more pigeons and a branch makes it better.......