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madmum
11-08-2002, 11:58 AM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: Christmas Still Life Project
Project Leader: madmum
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Still Life
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Create a sparkling work of art to display every Christmas, and hand down to your children and grandchildren as a unique heirloom!!! Open to everybody using any medium (PLEASE NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR DIGITAL ART) The only rule is that you must use one of the reference images provided.

Sign up, choose your image (or do them all!) and start creating!

Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/browse_details.php?proj_id=306)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

babybrush
11-08-2002, 12:02 PM
i just signed up, but there is no link to any reference photos, the ones that we chose from Em's set. (this is my first project so there may be something i'm missing). Tahnks for getting this going.

Bethany

madmum
11-08-2002, 12:37 PM
All fixed Bethany :)

Ruth

tigre255
11-08-2002, 01:08 PM
Ok Ruth I signed up......this should be interesting. Gave me ideas for my xmas cards.....lol

Thanks......

painterbear
11-08-2002, 01:27 PM
Yippee, Ruth, glad you got all the wrinkles ironed out. I'm heading there now to sign up and pick my image to paint.

Sylvia

madmum
11-08-2002, 01:36 PM
I posted a link to this in the Cafe Guerbois forum, so more poeple could join in, and somebody has already kicked up a fuss about it being a "Christmas" project! Aaaaaaaaaaargh! I just can't win!!

Ruth

MALARKEY
11-08-2002, 01:40 PM
Don't worry about it Ruth, the project is fine just like it is. We know you are not out to make any political statements with it. I'm signing up too. thank you, Sandy

madmum
11-08-2002, 01:42 PM
Well thank you Sandy :) I appreciate that.

Ruth

mustcreate
11-08-2002, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by madmum
I posted a link to this in the Cafe Guerbois forum, so more poeple could join in, and somebody has already kicked up a fuss about it being a "Christmas" project! Aaaaaaaaaaargh! I just can't win!!

Ruth

Ruth, if there's one thing I've learned in life is that you CANNOT please everyone :)

I can hardly wait to start my painting and to see what other's come up with:)

em

pampe
11-08-2002, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by mustcreate


Ruth, if there's one thing I've learned in life is that you CANNOT please everyone :)

I can hardly wait to start my painting and to see what other's come up with:)

em


especially in the cafe, kiddo ;)

painterbear
11-08-2002, 03:54 PM
Ruth,

Those people who want to destroy and delete any reference to Christmas are very nasty individuals. If they don't want to participate, there are several hundred other projects they can do. Many of us still want to celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday.

Just ignore them.

Right now, it seems as if some nasty bug has bitten people in the Cafe. There are all sorts of little cat fights going on.

Bah, humbug, to them all!

Your project is a good idea and sounds like fun. I've already signed up.

Sylvia

madmum
11-08-2002, 03:58 PM
:)

I just find it sad. I never try to stop any other religions celebrating their own festivals. At least I know it's welcome in here :)

Ruth

tigre255
11-08-2002, 05:48 PM
You better believe it's welcome here...and it will be fun for all...

Don't worry about those other few that are just not as fun as us watercolorist......lol

I've already signed up......

al22
11-08-2002, 05:58 PM
Ditto to all the above
Thanks for starting this one.........
.......al

madmum
11-08-2002, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by tigre255
You better believe it's welcome here...and it will be fun for all...

Don't worry about those other few that are just not as fun as us watercolorist......lol

I've already signed up......

:D Barb!

I changed the wording slightly (for a quiet life) so hopefully there will be no more trouble :)

Al, thanks to you too!

I know where my friends are, I really love this forum :clap:

Ruth

Little Old Lady
11-08-2002, 09:10 PM
Another friendly "Amen". Some people have to complain about everything. I haven't had time to visit the Cafe recently and I guess I am lucky.
JoAnn

ArcticRose
11-08-2002, 10:37 PM
Sounds like fun Ruth!!! I'm signing up...:D

madmum
11-09-2002, 04:46 AM
It's ok everyone, I spoke to the lady involved last night and there is no problem between us. I say we drop it and get on with the project. I hope it's fun and challenging :)

Ruth

madmum
11-10-2002, 09:19 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15308

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/10535/tn_Xmas_still_life_1.JPG

Just uploaded this, first progress pic for the project. Now I'm waiting for some more to get painting!!!!! Come on, it's FUN!

Ruth :D

*edit* also uploaded second progress pic :D

painterbear
11-10-2002, 10:17 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15308

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/10535/tn_Xmas_still_life_1.JPG

Ruth,

Just looked at the larger image. I like where you are going with this. The drawing is nice and your initial washes look soft and glowing.

Will have to get some paper stretched and ready to go soon so I can keep up with you. ;)

Sylvia

Ruth
11-10-2002, 01:52 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15321

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/887/tn_candles.jpg

Am I the first one? :D Here's mine. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20. This was especially challenging because I don't have a computer in my studio, and couldn't get my printer to work! So I sort of made it up based on a sketch from the photo.

Ruth

madmum
11-10-2002, 01:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15321

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/887/tn_candles.jpg

Awesome job Ruth! I like the composition you created and the colours are luscious. :clap: :clap: :clap:

(and you beat me to it!!! lol I have 2 progress images tho :D )

Ruth

madmum
11-10-2002, 02:01 PM
Thank you Sylvia, I hope I don't disappoint you with the completed painting!!! Looks like I'll have to continue tomorrow, the light has gone now and I don't like painting in artificial light. And my kids will be out of my way again!!!! ;)

Ruth

mustcreate
11-10-2002, 04:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> by Ruth
http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15321

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/887/tn_candles.jpg


Gorgeous colours and I love how you personalized the reference photo !!

mustcreate
11-10-2002, 04:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> by madmum
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15311

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/10535/tn_Xmas_still_life_2.JPG

This is coming along really nicely Ruth!!

Rod
11-10-2002, 04:55 PM
I'm slow , but I've signed up, great project,

Rod.

painterbear
11-10-2002, 05:02 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15321

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/887/tn_candles.jpg
Ruth,

This is really beautiful. I like the glow of the candles and the composition. Your colors are lovely. Very nice painting.

Sylvia

Becky-Bob
11-10-2002, 05:14 PM
Wow!! Both look JUST fantastic. Can't wait to sign up and get started. :)

Starsprite
11-10-2002, 07:07 PM
Yes, both of these are wonderful!!! I am going to sign up for this one too.......I'm already getting into the Christmas spirit and actually picked one of the winning pictures for this, so I'll be painting that one. :)

prairie painter
11-11-2002, 12:54 AM
Oh, Ruth, your painting is so lovely!
Heavens, I didn't know the cafe could get so unpleasant. And here I've been whining because I couldn't seem to get me computer to go there!
I'm not signing up for this project but will be tackling it on my own. Seems like whenever I have a painting to do that I'm any degree accountable for, I just keep messing it up. Definite psycho blob there! *lying on the couch, "well doc, it all goes back to performance anxiety in childhood:D *

madmum
11-11-2002, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Visionary
I'm not signing up for this project but will be tackling it on my own. Seems like whenever I have a painting to do that I'm any degree accountable for, I just keep messing it up. Definite psycho blob there! *lying on the couch, "well doc, it all goes back to performance anxiety in childhood:D *

No problem :)

Can I request that, if (when!) it turns out well, you will sign up and post it? :D

Ruth

Ruth
11-11-2002, 08:13 AM
:D Some of my best work was done on the back of something else, or painted over something else, or on some old ratty paper. I guess it's because I wasn't worried about messing it up.

Thanks for all your nice comments! Thanks Ruth for making it open to any medium. I don't know how y'all do anything with watercolor! :D

Ruth

madmum
11-11-2002, 09:35 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15349

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/10535/tn_Xmas_still_life_3.JPG

I've nearly finished my first entry :D Had fun doing it and I really think I might do another one :D Finished today I hope :)

Ruth, I didn't think it would have been fair to leave everyone else out of the fun ;) You are very welcome - interesting to see how things are done in other mediums. I'd be fascinated to see some more progress images too!

Ruth

madmum
11-11-2002, 09:40 AM
Regarding this entry --> by momsyward
http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15329

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/5309/tn_Christmas.jpg

Nice colours :) Hope you had fun.

I notice that so far, everyone has used the same reference image! (apart from me, I went for the landscape composition!)

Ruth

els
11-11-2002, 09:58 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15321

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/887/tn_candles.jpg

Ruth, this is just fantastic, you really got the feeling...

els
11-11-2002, 10:03 AM
OK, I have signed up. Maybe before Christmas I can upload sth...

madmum
11-11-2002, 11:05 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15350

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/10535/tn_Xmas_Still_Life_Final.jpg

All done!!!!!!

Ruth

mustcreate
11-11-2002, 11:10 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15350

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/10535/tn_Xmas_Still_Life_Final.jpg

Great job Ruth!! I am enjoying the foliage, I love the variation of colours in there:) Just a thought, maybe some more warmth in the shadow background?

mustcreate
11-11-2002, 11:11 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15329

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/5309/tn_Christmas.jpg

Nice reflections in those decorations!!

mustcreate
11-11-2002, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by madmum

I notice that so far, everyone has used the same reference image! (apart from me, I went for the landscape composition!)

Ruth

Ruth, I chose the nativity set and I am hoping to get a start on it this morning:)

em

madmum
11-11-2002, 11:14 AM
Em I see what you're saying, the shadows are a bit more pinkish really :rolleyes: I like purple :D

Ruth

mustcreate
11-11-2002, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by madmum
Em I see what you're saying, the shadows are a bit more pinkish really :rolleyes: I like purple :D

Ruth

Purple is one of my faves too....you should check out the Purple Passion project of Gnu's!!

em

madmum
11-11-2002, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by mustcreate


Ruth, I chose the nativity set and I am hoping to get a start on it this morning:)

em

Can't wait to see :D

Ruth

prairie painter
11-11-2002, 03:20 PM
Thanks, madmum. But I'm pretty sure it's going to be just an experiment in technique (see next comment)
Em- I'm very glad to see someone else is tackling the nativity set. I have No clue what I'm doing with this but it sure is fun to try! I chose it because it looks so impossible- look forward to seeing your results!

mustcreate
11-11-2002, 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Visionary
Em- I'm very glad to see someone else is tackling the nativity set. I have No clue what I'm doing with this but it sure is fun to try! I chose it because it looks so impossible- look forward to seeing your results!

and I chose it because it looked the easiest to me!!:eek: :D

seriously, I wanted something that I could really concentrate on the shading via the underpainting and I feel those figures in that nativity set are custom made just for that!!

VERY interested in seeing how YOU approach it:)

em

painterbear
11-11-2002, 05:39 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15350

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/10535/tn_Xmas_Still_Life_Final.jpg

Ruth,

It turned out beautifully. I really like the reflections on the balls and the ribbing on the candles. The colors are lovely throughout. Definitely worth matting and framing.

Sylvia

painterbear
11-11-2002, 05:40 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15329

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/5309/tn_Christmas.jpg

Very nice painting. The soft colors enhance the candles' glow. Hope it will hang with pride this Christmas season.

Sylvia

Becky-Bob
11-12-2002, 08:23 AM
Well, mine needs work yet on reflection in the large balls. I was thinking my smaller balls were looking more like berries, but now after leaving it for the evening and looking at it, I think I achieved the reflection in those. Oh...and my ribbon turned into a rather weird pointsetta. :D Artist's license?? LOL

Would someone be really kind, and put these together. My digital pooped out on me. Thanks so much.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2002/Pict0640.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2002/Pict0641.JPG

Well, I see it practically went together itself. :D

madmum
11-12-2002, 09:32 AM
Becky I think you did really well! And the ribbon IS shaped like a poinsettia anyway. Lovely rich colours you used in that, and the little baubles really sparkle. :clap: Sorry, I am technically inept when it comes to stitching together :rolleyes: Sure somebody can help tho!

Ruth

Becky-Bob
11-12-2002, 10:01 AM
Thank you Ruth! Well, I did a little bit of work on the balls/bulbs...but not sure I've achieved what I wanted to. I'll scan it again and post. Guess I better post it in the project thingy too. Fun stuff! Think I'll try something else.

Em...of course I would have guessed you would pick THAT one to do....hard, hard, hard in my estimation. Maybe I'll be brave enough to try that one too. Can't do much more than learn, I guess. And that's a good thing! :clap:

painterbear
11-12-2002, 11:08 AM
Becky,

Nice one--I like the rich color and sheen in the ribbon and the shadows of the candles on the wall and your greens have nice variety.

I like this one.

Sylvia

Becky-Bob
11-12-2002, 12:39 PM
Thank you Sylvia. I'm still not certain of the balls/bulbs. But, I redid them. I'll post them here.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2002/Pict0640.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2002/Pict0642.JPG

mustcreate
11-12-2002, 01:06 PM
Well done Becky! The reflections work much better now. I enjoy the rich pointsettia/ribbon:)

Is there any way you can post larger images? It's kind of difficult to get to the wonderful nuances of a painting when it's so small.

prairie painter
11-12-2002, 01:40 PM
Well, heres my attempt, a definite WIP, but let me just state now, Tiggers Don't Like Painting Glass!
Yep, I did it in blue instead of orange. Artistic liscence is running rampant!:D
Oh, and it's lighter than my scanner wanted to make it.

madmum
11-12-2002, 01:47 PM
Looking :cool: !!!!!

Works well in blue too (I remember seeing Em had taken a photograph in blue light, in the ref. library!)

I knew this would be fun!

Ruth

madmum
11-12-2002, 01:49 PM
Becky I agree with Em, those reflections are a great improvement! :clap:

In my haste to comment on all the other work, I keep forgetting to thank people for their comments about mine. So thank you :)

Ruth

Nandie
11-12-2002, 02:04 PM
Madmum,

I'd love to take part in this...... but I don't have a color printer to print one of the winning photos and my computer is too far away from my art table (or I'd just stare at the screen!), so I can't use one of your wonderful pics for a reference!!!

If you don't mind, I've chosen a photo from a magazine of Christmas baubles in a glass bowl of pine boughs and I'm going to give it a try. Even though I won't be signing up to officially take part in your project, I'll post the finished product so you all can critique it for me.

I don't have a clue as to how reflections are done on glass balls (I'm learning as I go) so the WIP's you've been posting here already are giving me lots of help as I study how everybody does it. I'm really impressed by what everybody has done so far - I hope I could be half as good!

Nandie.

madmum
11-12-2002, 02:11 PM
Nandie welcome!

Of course that is fine, and sign up and post in the project too. I think as long as you put that explanation in your description nobody will be confused :) I look forward to seeing your painting
:angel:

(Mental note: in any future projects, put in a clause so anyone in a similar situation can use own reference! :cat: )

Ruth

Nandie
11-12-2002, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by madmum
Nandie welcome!

Of course that is fine, and sign up and post in the project too. I think as long as you put that explanation in your description nobody will be confused :) I look forward to seeing your painting
:angel:

(Mental note: in any future projects, put in a clause so anyone in a similar situation can use own reference! :cat: )

Ruth

Thanks Ruth,

As long as that's fine with everybody, I'll do that!!!

The painting is almost finished already so I can't post a WIP, but you'll see the final product and the photo I based it on, soon.

Nandie.

prairie painter
11-12-2002, 06:30 PM
Hi Nandie-
I have a rather low-res image I printed out in b/w for value/form reference only. I think it frees you to do things in the colors you love best (like my blue above. I love orangey yellows, but am positively nutty about blue glass. Go figure)

Becky-Bob
11-12-2002, 06:39 PM
Visionary....love your blue glass manger scene...WOW!!! Very nicely done!! :clap: :clap:

Nandie...yep, join in...the more the merrier! (no pun intended :D)

Oops...sorry Em. I'm a bit distracted cause I can't piece them together. I'll resize them...brb.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2002/Pict0647.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Nov-2002/Christmasbottom.JPG

mustcreate
11-12-2002, 06:53 PM
Mary I love your version!! And Ruth is correct, I do have a blue lighted one in the reference library!!

painterbear
11-13-2002, 04:18 AM
Hi Visionary,

Your blue manger scene is lovely. It captures the feeling of glass softly illuminated from above beautifully.

I hope you will post it in the Project Forum too so others can see it along with all the other entries.

Sylvia

painterbear
11-13-2002, 04:20 AM
Hi Becky,

Your changes really brought out the sparkle in the Christmas balls. I like your reflections a lot.

Please post your painting in the Project Forum as well as here so everyone can enjoy your entry in the Christmas Still Life Project.

Sylvia

Becky-Bob
11-13-2002, 09:32 AM
Thanks Sylvia. I keep forgetting to do that. I was hoping I could put it all together. Tried to do that in my word program, but of course, it won't allow me to use it in any other program. I think I need Paint Shop Pro for Christmas. I'll add that to my Christmas wish list. :D :)

mustcreate
11-13-2002, 12:12 PM
Thanks for posting a larger image Becky! It really does make a difference. I really enjoy the warm shadow on the back candle....on the smaller image I didn't notice it at all:eek:

ps. you have a pm :)

babybrush
11-13-2002, 12:30 PM
Here you go Becky. Lovely painting BTW.

Bethany

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Nov-2002/Christmasbottom.JPG

madmum
11-13-2002, 12:33 PM
Bethany I'm glad you did this for Becky :) I tried earlier but photoshop kept crashing on me :mad:

Looks great now Becky, and you could post the whole thing in the project :D

Ruth

pampe
11-13-2002, 01:56 PM
ok'


guess I am started

mustcreate
11-13-2002, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by pampe
ok'


guess I am started

woohoo!! go pam go pam!!!

Becky-Bob
11-13-2002, 02:07 PM
Thanks Em, Ruth and Bethany. Seems when it rains it pours, thanks again!! Nice of you to spend the time to do that. I owe ya. :)


Wow Pam!! Looking good so far. :clap:

madmum
11-13-2002, 03:10 PM
Good start Pam!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ruth

mustcreate
11-13-2002, 03:14 PM
I've uploaded my WIP photos. This is where I am right now. Kind of stuck. Not sure if it needs much more than the lower ground added in and some darks. Let me know if you think I should "punch" up some of the warmth in the figures. I am not happy with Mary's face :( It's so small that it makes it difficult to paint and the Nativity set itself has very few details.

title: Nativity

size: 8"x10"

300lb Arches cold pressed.

thanks for any input :)
em
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/9879/DSC02788wc.jpg

madmum
11-13-2002, 03:24 PM
EM!!!!! I think this is just perfect! Your technique of painting in the purple underwash really did a good job. I don't see a problem with Marys' face. :)

You know I have to try this one as well now, don't you? :D

Ruth

madmum
11-13-2002, 03:31 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15407

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/4054/tn_XMAS1.jpg

Garlic Pam?????? ROFL!!!!!!!!! No way!!!!

I really like your treatment of this, and I'm amazed at the lack of purple!!!! ;) :clap: :clap: :clap:

Ruth

Becky-Bob
11-13-2002, 03:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15407

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/4054/tn_XMAS1.jpg

Wow Pam!! This really worked out nicely!! Great work. :clap:

mustcreate
11-13-2002, 03:35 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15407

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/4054/tn_XMAS1.jpg

Pam, this is gorgeous!! The reflections and colours are beautiful. Fresh and very Christmas!!

*I'm Ukrainian, garlic figures prominently in Christmas Eve dinner* lol

mustcreate
11-13-2002, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by madmum

You know I have to try this one as well now, don't you? :D

Ruth

cool!!!

:cool:

thanks Ruth:) gonna go paint that ground area now.....I'll post the finished photo soon.

em

prairie painter
11-13-2002, 06:14 PM
Em- your nativity is beautiful! Looks like you could see alot more detail than I could (darn this being partly blind, anyway!)
Hmmm. Garlic, eh? I have a Ukranian sister in law- perhaps I should pluck a few cloves for Christmas for her:D

mustcreate
11-13-2002, 06:30 PM
Thank you Mary:)

em

pampe
11-13-2002, 06:34 PM
ruth

you would be amazed at how much purple is in there......look closely

;)

madmum
11-14-2002, 03:08 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15416

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/9879/tn_DSC02789wc.jpg

Great finish Em :) I like the highlights on the ground, it could have been too flat but this works well. :clap: :clap:

Ruth

madmum
11-14-2002, 03:10 AM
OK Pam I see purple, but where is the purple bauble????? I'd have thought that was a gift to you!!!!! ;)

Ruth

painterbear
11-14-2002, 05:32 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15416

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/9879/tn_DSC02789wc.jpg

Em,

Your soft purple shadows defining the shapes of the figures and their garments are wonderful. (BTW, I've borrowed your purple shadows technique in my paintings lately, I really like it. :p )

I like the way the glow from the background spills over onto the figures. Very nice painting. I thought this was one of the more difficult reference photos.

Sylvia

painterbear
11-14-2002, 05:35 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/image_viewer.php?entry_id=15407

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/4054/tn_XMAS1.jpg

Pam,

Love the way the colors spill over from one shiny ball to the adjacent ones. The silver ball in the center radiates with so many different shades, it's great!

This is the same photo I've earmarked to try. Thanks for the inspiration on the reflections.

Sylvia

pampe
11-14-2002, 10:34 AM
Aw, Ruth...I'm such a copy-cat-not-real- artist that I couldn't change Emily's picture that much!


Thanks, sylvia...it was kinda fun

madmum
11-14-2002, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by pampe
Aw, Ruth...I'm such a copy-cat-not-real- artist that I couldn't change Emily's picture that much!


Pam that is the LAST thing I'd say about you! :cat:

Ruth

ginatec
11-14-2002, 12:13 PM
Yep
I agree with all the other posts and last night was having a chat with old Santa...and he said it is a wonderful idea...HONEST!!
Will be starting this project as soon as I get my image.:)

coffee_girl3000
11-14-2002, 03:24 PM
Bit of a silly question, but for a project newbie, do you have to keep the ref images the same, or can you miss out bits in the painting?

Sarah

Nandie
11-14-2002, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Visionary
Hi Nandie-
I have a rather low-res image I printed out in b/w for value/form reference only. I think it frees you to do things in the colors you love best (like my blue above. I love orangey yellows, but am positively nutty about blue glass. Go figure)

Hi Visionary,

Thanks for the tip...... I actually did try that already, but my b&w printouts didn't emphasize the values (darks & hilights) as well as the color photos did, and so they weren't good enough to figure out how to do the reflections on the glass baubles.

It seemed to work great for you though, good job on your picture. Blue was a great color to choose for all that glass!

nandie.

madmum
11-14-2002, 03:30 PM
Hello Sarah, the reference images are there as inspiration. What makes projects fascinating is how different people adapt the image to suit their own style and method. So feel free to choose just one part of a picture. :) Have fun!

Ruth

mariela
11-14-2002, 10:12 PM
:clap: Hi Ruth! i like very much the idea of your project!
i have already sign in....
Start painting now!!

Nandie
11-15-2002, 05:22 PM
Madmum,

Thanks for allowing me to take part with my own reference photo. I had a lot of fun with this, and it was sure a challenge trying to figure out how to do reflective surfaces. I used a lot of scrap paper practising baubles before I tried to do it on my painting!!

Hope you like it, I've already posted it over in the projects.

Nandie.

mariela
11-15-2002, 05:29 PM
:clap: Hi Nandie... very good painting! I like very much the reflections on the round surfaces.....

madmum
11-15-2002, 05:32 PM
Nandie great job on all those baubles!!!!

Foliage is nicely painted too, and the bowl. Well done! :clap:

Ruth

mariela
11-15-2002, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by madmum


baubles!!!!

Ruth

This is the word i was looking for........ Thanks Ruth for mention it!

madmum
11-15-2002, 05:45 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/12307/tn_xmascandledraft.jpg

Nice sketch Sarah :) Now when you get to this stage in the final painting, you need to add more darks. It'll help to make the highlights really pop! For the highlights remember to keep them rounded on the baubles, somebody likened them to eyeballs ;)

Ruth

Nandie
11-15-2002, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by madmum
somebody likened them to eyeballs ;)

Ruth

That was Me!:angel: LOL!!!

Nandie.

sundiver
11-15-2002, 11:45 PM
I was just browsing through the gallery for this project and wanted to say how much I enjoyed all your beautiful paintings! :clap:

Becky-Bob
11-15-2002, 11:53 PM
Nandie, beautiful!! You did a GREAT job! :) :clap:

Well, join in sundiver. Then we can enjoy yours as well. :)

mariela
11-16-2002, 05:47 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/10535/tn_Xmas_still_life_3.JPG

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Looks great so far!

babybrush
11-16-2002, 12:15 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/138/tn_christmasdecorations.jpg

Very good Rod!! I love this crop.

Bethany

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:24 PM
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This is beautiful Ruth :)

I see two Ruths have posted already. This Ruth will have to wait until I have finished PP3 (only 2 and 1/2 cards left to go). Hope to join you before Christmas.

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:31 PM
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Beautiful Ruth :)

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:34 PM
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Great reflections - they glow even in the thumbnail.

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:45 PM
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Love all the different colours is this Pam :)

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:52 PM
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The dark outlines are very effective. Would make a nice card :)

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:56 PM
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A lovely soft watercolour.

RuthT
11-16-2002, 12:58 PM
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I like the composition Rod, and the detailing of the top of the bauble :)

RuthT
11-16-2002, 01:06 PM
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The dark, rich red is gorgeous.

RuthT
11-16-2002, 01:09 PM
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The reflections look great Nandie.

coffee_girl3000
11-16-2002, 04:07 PM
Becky - that ribbon is lovely and dark, looks like the little velvet bows on our tree! Rod - I really like the baubles, great and sparkly!

Merry Christmas (a bit early but I'm excited already!)

Sarah :D

pampe
11-16-2002, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by RuthT
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Love all the different colours is this Pam :)

thanks, Ruth

painterbear
11-16-2002, 04:55 PM
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Very bright and cheerful rendition. Looks great.

Sylvia

painterbear
11-16-2002, 04:57 PM
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Turned out very well. Nice job.

Agree with idea of cropping left side a little bit.

Sylvia

painterbear
11-16-2002, 05:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/6385/tn_Xmascandles.jpg

Nice loose rendition of the reference photo, I like the way the colors go together and the way the balls shine.

Sylvia

madmum
11-16-2002, 05:04 PM
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Lovely Sarah! Yes, crop the left side a bit but then you have a very nice, personal Christmas card for your family to treasure :)

Ruth

madmum
11-16-2002, 05:07 PM
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I like the colours you've used alot Patty! Nice work, and it looks like you had fun (of course the MOST important part of this project!)

Ruth

oleCC
11-16-2002, 06:07 PM
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You say you are new to watercolor? I think you have done a really nice job on those balls, and they do reflect nicely! This must be "your medium" for sure ... lol Carol aka oleCC

oleCC
11-17-2002, 09:44 AM
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I love the contrasts in this one...and your composition too!

Here is my final version (already in the project)...was not able to do wip pics since my puter is home not where I paint in my gallery.
Comments and suggestions welcome!



http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Nov-2002/wcchristmproject2002.JPG

madmum
11-17-2002, 10:51 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Carol I don't know whether I had seen your work before this week but WOW!!!! I can't believe you did this with watercolour! Amazing detail and colour, and the reflections on the baubles are fantastic!

Ruth

Nandie
11-17-2002, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by oleCC


Here is my final version (already in the project)...was not able to do wip pics since my puter is home not where I paint in my gallery.
Comments and suggestions welcome!


Ooohhhhh Carol!
Yours is my favorite so far (although, just by a hair - all the excellent entries have given you stiff competition!!!)

Thanks Carol, and everyone else for your very kind comments on my picture. There are things that I'm not happy about with it (I'm learning as I go!) but I am happy with the reflections. Thanks for sharing in my little accomplishments.

Nandie.

oleCC
11-17-2002, 11:32 AM
Thank you Ruth and Nandie... it was fun to do !
Carol

Becky-Bob
11-17-2002, 11:44 AM
Carol!! Absolutely beautiful!! I really like that. Glad you joined in.:clap: :clap:

mariela
11-17-2002, 12:00 PM
:clap: Excellent one Carol!!! I just love it!!!!!

Starsprite
11-17-2002, 12:07 PM
Excellent Carol!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
You really captured the shadows and reflections perfectly! How did you make the garland look so realistic? I love your entry!:)

mariela
11-17-2002, 12:14 PM
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:clap: :clap: I like it very very much!

mariela
11-17-2002, 12:16 PM
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:angel: :angel: Very interesting light effect!!!

mariela
11-17-2002, 12:19 PM
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:D :D Very good Pampie.... i like it!

mariela
11-17-2002, 12:21 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/138/tn_christmasdecorations.jpg

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:clap: Excellent reflections!!!!!

mariela
11-17-2002, 12:25 PM
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:clap: I like very much the atmosphere of your painting, the lights and darks, the bold colors!

oleCC
11-17-2002, 12:32 PM
:D You all make me feel so encouraged! Starsprite, the garland was done in several washes..with a bit of lifting here and there.
I can see it is going to be hard for me to discipline myself on the time I spend here...LOL.... think I have "bit the dust" again..!!!
Carol

painterbear
11-17-2002, 01:45 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/17/tn_wcchristmproject2002.JPG

This is beautiful. I love the way the candle glow is reflected on the cloth behind them, you've captured so many fine details (like the white edge on the red ribbons) in such a painterly fashion. Very lovely painting.

Sylvia

babybrush
11-18-2002, 02:28 PM
just thought i'd bring this thread back to the top so it doesn't get lost. I still haven't managed to paint my entry, but intend to begin today.

Bethany

pampe
11-18-2002, 02:55 PM
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING:clap: :clap:

painterbear
11-20-2002, 05:01 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/14534/tn_candles.jpg

This is lovely. The dominant blues really appeal to me. Very nice painting.

Sylvia

ginatec
11-20-2002, 10:07 AM
Thank you for the kind words Sylvia...I enjoyed doing this project, it was fun.

babybrush
11-20-2002, 11:03 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/9833/tn_firstwashes.gif

This is looking really good. lets see some more.

Bethany

babybrush
11-20-2002, 11:07 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/17/tn_wcchristmproject2002.JPG

i have to say that this is probably my favorite of all the candle versions. way to go!!

Bethany

Nandie
11-20-2002, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by pampe
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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING:clap: :clap:

Pam

Thank you so much - that really means alot to me, coming from someone like you, who's obviously been doing this for a long time and consistently produces stunning paintings themselves.

Thanks very, very much.

Nandie.

pampe
11-20-2002, 02:53 PM
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Coming along well...keep it up!

pampe
11-20-2002, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Nandie


Pam

Thank you so much - that really means alot to me, coming from someone like you, who's obviously been doing this for a long time and consistently produces stunning paintings themselves.

Thanks very, very much.

Nandie.

well, THAT certainly means a lot to me...what a compliment...thanks!:D

madmum
11-21-2002, 12:46 PM
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Interesting start Sylvia, very colourful! How much more is there to do?

Ruth

painterbear
11-21-2002, 04:37 PM
Hi Ruth and Pam,

Thanks for looking in on my progress pic. I've added more colors and some darks, now I'm beginning to do the shadows and details. The silver ball I'm leaving til last. Hope to finish tomorrow.

Sylvia

Dark_Shades
11-23-2002, 10:47 AM
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This is gorgeous...... love the warmth and feel...... how Christmas should be (well to me anyways) ..... especially love the highlight on the ball far right

Dark_Shades
11-23-2002, 12:50 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/14534/tn_candles.jpg

Love the overall colouring of this one

Dark_Shades
11-23-2002, 12:53 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/9879/tn_DSC02789wc.jpg

This really looks as if the figures are carved - well done

Dark_Shades
11-23-2002, 12:54 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/10535/tn_Xmas_Still_Life_Final.jpg

This is really nice...... love the candles and the light on the Pointsetta's

Dark_Shades
11-23-2002, 12:57 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/4536/tn_Christmasbottom.jpg

This is really lovely too..... the richness of the Pointsetta's against the lightness of the candles and background...... the transparency of the baubles and ...... the foliage is gorgeous

:clap: real good one

Dark_Shades
11-23-2002, 03:57 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/progress/12116/tn_Baubles.jpg

Just started this today....... Green is :p ... hey this is my FIRST still life :D

babybrush
11-27-2002, 12:06 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/11882/tn_candle_and_baubles.JPG

I'm finally finished and dragging this thread up to the top. we have really got some great artists on this site.

Bethany

Nandie
11-27-2002, 12:31 PM
Bethany, that's beautiful!!!

I especially like the way you did the pine needles and reflections on your baubles.

Very nicely done!!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Dark_Shades
11-27-2002, 01:15 PM
Good for you babybrush

I must try another one...... mine didnt look Christmasie :( .... my DS said ohhhh nice coloured onions ya got there ;)

babybrush
11-27-2002, 03:35 PM
thanks! :D :D You are so kind

Bethany

coffee_girl3000
11-27-2002, 04:08 PM
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This is lovely, the flame is so bright and the baubles look fab. Like the close-up idea! :)

painterbear
11-28-2002, 05:37 AM
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Bethany,

This is beautiful! I really like the way you've captured the glow of the burning wick through the skin of the candle. The greens and shiny balls showing reflections are lovely too. The little pine cone is perfectly placed and very nicely finished.

Sylvia

painterbear
11-28-2002, 05:39 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/12307/tn_xmascandle2.jpg

I missed this when you posted it--very nice, cheerful Christmas scene. I like your soft colors and loose brush strokes.

Sylvia

madmum
11-29-2002, 12:39 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/8692/tn_tesspxmas.jpg

Hello Tess :) This is really beautifully painted, well done!!! And with only 6 colours in your palette I am very impressed :clap: :clap: :clap:

Please post more in the watercolour forum :)

Ruth

Dark_Shades
11-29-2002, 12:45 PM
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This is really well done..... lovely sense of light

coffee_girl3000
11-29-2002, 02:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/8692/tn_tesspxmas.jpg

This is lovely, and with only 6 colours! Wow!! Hehe, hope to see more of your work on the watercolour board.

tessp
11-29-2002, 07:00 PM
Thanks so much, Ruth, Dark Shades, and Sarah!

painterbear
11-30-2002, 06:02 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/8692/tn_tesspxmas.jpg

Very nice painting--lovely glow in the candle, interesting background, and lovely glass look in the balls. The greens and shadows and diagonal composition add to the overall success of your painting.

Sylvia

BTW, welcome to the Watercolor Forum here at WC--hope to see more of your paintings.

tessp
12-02-2002, 07:53 AM
Thanks, Sylvia. I appreciate the encouragement.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/306/completed/7714/tn_Xmas_project_1.jpg

Joann, this turned out really well. The stained glass style is very fitting for this subject, and I like how you simplified it!

painterbear
12-02-2002, 10:01 AM
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JoAnne,

This is terrific--love the ink lines. There is a feel of stained glass. Very nice and original style.

Sylvia

madmum
12-03-2002, 04:09 AM
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Sorry I took so long to reply JoAnn :o

Really lovely stained-glass effect, suits the subject perfectly. :clap:

Ruth

MALARKEY
12-05-2002, 03:49 AM
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I'm so happy I got this painted... I had to show y'all.

Just went through the final images, they sure are beautiful :D

madmum
12-05-2002, 03:54 AM
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WOW Mal!!!!!!!! Fantastic, lovely warm glow. Just what Christmas is about! I'm glad you finished it too!!!!!

Ruth

llis
12-05-2002, 06:18 AM
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Mal:

You really did a good job with this!

llis
12-05-2002, 06:26 AM
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Lovely.... I'm so glad to get to see your work again!

painterbear
12-05-2002, 05:22 PM
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You picked a difficult one to do and did it very well! I like the way the golden light glows through the figures.

Sylvia

pampe
12-05-2002, 06:19 PM
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this is awesome , ole...where ya been?????

pampe
12-05-2002, 06:20 PM
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wow

talk about painting light!!!

great work, Sandy!!!

pampe
12-05-2002, 06:22 PM
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JoAnn

this is really FINE...you are loving that ink, aren't you????:D

mustcreate
12-05-2002, 06:23 PM
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wow!! talk about glowing Sandy!! it's so very reverent and beautiful.

em

MALARKEY
12-05-2002, 07:28 PM
Thank you for all the nice comments :) I had a lot of fun with this. I painted it on white watercolor blank card about 5x7 inches. The red and yellow is winsor&newton gouache and I used burnt umber and antwerp blue watercolors. I am seriously thinking of trying a pencil drawing of this too. Thanks for looking, Sandy

mustcreate
12-09-2002, 09:06 PM
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What a beautiful glow to this one Tess!! especially those shadows!!

em

tessp
12-09-2002, 10:18 PM
Thank you, em

Just trying to bring out what was in the photo :)

zyffyr
12-17-2002, 01:38 PM
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I really like this, Carol. I find most Christmas still-lifes pretty boring. Your background and glowing candles really makes this one special. Zyffyr :clap:

Becky-Bob
12-17-2002, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Dark_Shades
Good for you babybrush

I must try another one...... mine didnt look Christmasie :( .... my DS said ohhhh nice coloured onions ya got there ;)

LOL Aren't husbands WONDERFUL!! :D :D

I don't see it posted, I checked. ;)

Becky-Bob
12-17-2002, 01:48 PM
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THIS IS JUST GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!! OK.....now, I'm jealous!! :clap:

Becky-Bob
12-17-2002, 01:50 PM
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Gorgeous!! You REALLY captured this!! :clap: :clap:

OK...you guys are just outdoing the rest of us....what's up with that?? :confused: :D :D