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03-31-2011, 09:38 AM
Here we are in April. It is cold and clamy here but bits of chartruese are up.

IN photo paint - a - long (if you are new) we paint from these photos in any style you like. Emulating a classical artist is a good way to learn and enjoy the process.

For a suggestion I'm posting this color site.


I hope to do several of these photos in a colorscheme and style of some of these classical artists mentioned here.

These are all copyright free. As you see I got carried away with the various teaparties.

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03-31-2011, 09:48 AM
the sailing barge ' Nationa Maritime Museum - 1886 - Thacker

Conrado H. Antuna, Jefe Revolucionario - April 20 1912 - Creator:Yanex, Culiacun
Part Of: American border troops and Mexican Revolution - Southern Methodist University Libraries

Fun at the amusement park Artist Atelier Knud Knudsen - May 1928, Bergen, Norway - Bergen Public Library, Norway

Inigo & Marion Jones having afternoon tea at Crohamhurst, Queensland Australia - Photograper unindentified -undated Description -Description: Inigo Jones, long-range weather forecaster, was born at Croydon, Surrey, England, on 1 December 1872, the son of Owen Jones, a civil engineer and a descendant of Inigo Jones, the noted English architect. Jones' parents migrated to Australia in 1874 and settled forty miles north of Brisbane. Inigo was educated at Brisbane Grammar School. Clement Wragge, the Queensland Government Meteorologist, was so impressed by the boy's interest and ability that he recruited him as an observer. A few years later the family acquired a farm and settled at Beerwah naming their property 'Crohamhurst' after Lord Goschen's Surrey estate. Here Jones set up his meteorological station, which he maintained for almost sixty-six years. In 1923 Jones began issuing long-range weather forecasts for which he was to become famous.
He received financial aid from the Queensland Government and in 1934 built an observatory at Crohamhurst. Jones was elected a Fellow of the Astronomical Society in 1935. He died at Crohamhurst on 14 November 1954. His work was taken over by his chief assistant, Lennox Walker. (Information taken from: Federation and Meteorology, retrieved on 28 June 2005 -
State Library of Queensland

Children from the Cundith family at Gympie, Queensland, having an outdoors tea party, ca. 1918
Photographer: Unidentified
Location: Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Description: Family tea party at the Cundith family home, Gympie, ca. 1918. Len, Myrtle (with her doll), -?, Ruby, -?, and Elsie. (Description supplied with photograph)
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection:

Girl pouring tea in a garden, 1915
Photographer: Unidentified
Location: Queensland, Australia
Description: Girl and a doll in a garden, 1915. The girl pours tea from a toy tea set. She has a bow in her hair and wears a dress, belt, shoes and socks. The doll is placed in a chair. A cloth covers the table on the lawn. A hedge and fence can be seen in the background.
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection

McIntyre family at tea in the grounds of Enville, Toowoomba, in 1913
Photographer: Unidentified
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection

Tea on the verandah of a Mount Nutt home, Bowen, Queensland, ca. 1900-1910
Photographer: Unidentified
Location: Mt Nutt, Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Description: A man and woman having tea on the verandah of their Mt. Nutt home at Bowen in the early 1900s. A young boy sits to the side and the woman is making a cat beg for a snack. Caption: 'From Mt. Nutt. With X-Mas Greetings.'
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection

Nurses having tea at St. Helen's Hospital, South Brisbane, ca. 1905
Photographer: Unidentified
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: Undated
Description: description here
Information about State Library of Queensland’s collection

Afternoon tea in a tree house, Brandon, ca. 1880-1890
Photographer: Unidentified
Location: Brandon, Queensland, Australia
Description: Donald and McKenzie (or Young) families, Pioneer Sugar Mill, 1880's. (Description supplied with photograph) The families, including a baby and young child, are having tea in what appears to be a tree house.

The supreme triumph of a popular song -- its hand-organ appe...
Digital ID: 832989. The supreme triumph of a popular song -- its hand-organ appearance on the East side.. 1898
Notes: Written on border: 'Nov. 1898'
Source: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Music -- street organ (more info)
Repository: The New York Public Library. Mid-Manhattan Library. Picture Collection.
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Bamboo Grove, Kioto
Digital ID: 110011. 189-?
Source: [Album of photographs of Japan.] (more info)
Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.

Kind of Rope Dancing
Digital ID: 109996. 189-?
Source: [Album of photographs of Japan.] (more info)
Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.
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Daibutsu, Hiogo
Digital ID: 110013. 189-?
Source: [Album of photographs of Japan.] (more info)
Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.

Miyajima, Aki
Digital ID: 110014. 189-?
Source: [Album of photographs of Japan.] (more info)
Repository: The New York Public Library. Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.See more information about this image and others at NYPL Digital Gallery.

03-31-2011, 01:17 PM
Well I can see these photos are too good to resist....Even though I'm off in April I'll probably have to contribute to this thread by the end of the month.
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04-01-2011, 07:28 AM
your whimsy will suit these well

04-01-2011, 08:58 AM
wow...are there ever some great photos here...pencil artists allowed??:D tyree

04-01-2011, 03:26 PM
Robin, superb choices. Thank you so much for the Asian pieces. You know I love that stuff and yes, you could do all the tea parties you want. :lol:

First pass with Sharpie extra fine markers. My middle son asked me for some bookmarks this morning so I made a few. Should have left them with just pen work and not colored it with Shinhan markers. These permanent markers are really permanent. I couldn't even take them off with pen cleaner.





04-02-2011, 06:08 AM
sandra...these are very lovely...these photos are right up your alley!!!! tyree:wave:

04-03-2011, 10:40 PM
Tyree- by all means - pencil art is wonderful! I've been watching Darrel (Darrell?) Tank - 5 pencil method videos lately......"clean edge to value" keeps going thru my mind of late. He is so even tempered and very talented.

Sandra - great way to study the pieces. Do any of your children draw or paint?

04-05-2011, 09:54 PM
My daughter is a very good budding manga artist. The boys struggles to flesh out their soldiers.

04-06-2011, 08:42 PM
my daughter likes drawing manga too. I love to read Naruto!

04-07-2011, 12:45 PM
:wave: Interesting photos. Thank you very much for collecting them for us!!

I hope to do something before the month is out. Not sure what yet. I will maybe try the colour scheme idea to see how it pans out.:wink2:

04-12-2011, 12:03 PM


Graphite version. around 8 by 12 ins, sketching paper.


Watercolour on thin sketching paper, around 8 by 12 ins...to try out colours meant to be from the Picasso colour scheme for The three musicians. Interesting challenge!!

Maybe I will redo her/him on good watercolour paper. ;)

See you later.

04-12-2011, 12:06 PM
Sandra, I really like the boldness of your marker pen sketches. Marker pens are so good for bright colours.:clap:

04-14-2011, 03:38 PM
lovely sketches June - both

04-21-2011, 12:34 PM
june....those are very lovely......im working on the three men at the tea party...coming along very slowly....with the mech pencil....tyree:wave:

04-22-2011, 07:52 PM
I too have had a sketch down to paint for over a week......

04-28-2011, 01:10 PM
here's on I did .

I also have one drawn and ready but I keep avoiding it for some reason. I want to do it in one of the color themes on that webpage using some new gouache I just bought....both processes are are new and hence the avoidance?.....probably

04-29-2011, 07:31 AM
I love the feeling of the swinging of those swings, Robin. Colours very fetching.

04-29-2011, 08:36 PM
I used the palette of Dali's - Persistance of a Dream for this one of the tea party and then used the paint up on the cave/boat .http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2011/88676-teagirls159_copy.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Apr-2011/88676-cave158.jpg

04-30-2011, 07:55 AM
Nice sketches Sandra....and a serene drummer, June. Robin love those bones people in your flying children sketch.

These were such good photos..I think I'll go over time and do a couple. :cool:

05-01-2011, 11:10 AM
Robin, the fairground one is so good. The colors are so unusual and the skeletons walking around...must be another land.

05-01-2011, 11:55 PM
thanks for your kind comments

I'm with you on that Janet - I'd hope to do some more of these too

05-02-2011, 12:04 PM
Here are the nurses:


05-02-2011, 12:39 PM
robin and janet...these are very lovely....i tried to post what i have done so far...but no go...will try again tonight:wave:

05-02-2011, 09:33 PM
at last...its not finished...and it looks a bit stiff to me...its done with mech pencil in my sketch pad....a little saturizing for aging:evil: tyree:wave: http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-May-2011/65063-men_at_tea.jpg

05-05-2011, 12:04 AM
tyree - this is wonderful...I love it....then men are a bit stiff and each one is different and the one on the left is kinda rounded and introspective....very nice......I'm so glad you posted it.

I did really like alot of these photos and hope to do some more....

05-05-2011, 12:07 AM
Janet - Bravo - those nurses are fun - I love their expressions and body language......you kept the whites nicely

05-05-2011, 12:53 PM
thank you.... i want to try those nurses...its just too neat of a photo not to give it a shot...!!!!! tyree:D