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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:24 pm

Janet - I really like this Love the brush strokes on the apples - well done!

I think with those canvas pads, it helps to get a layer of paint (no mediums) on first so you have something to paint into. It's like painting on plastic.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:37 pm

Janet,
Did you only use the alkyd or did you add other stuff to the paint. I used
it alone and didn't have any problem. I used a little as I went along, dipping my brush in the puddle of alkyd as the paint I was using needed thinning.

Even with your problems, the apples look very "post-impressionistic"

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:25 am

Thank you Callie and Judy! Smile

Callie thank you for the tip I think I'll try the laying down some paint really thin no medium or maybe try my other alkyd medium because it dries really fast just to underpaint. I did this one with an underpainting in acrylics very thined down with water but I don't think it sticks the same way as it would to a layer of WSOs.

Judy, I didn't use any other medium. It certainly could be just a matter of getting use to it or maybe the brand of canvas that I'm using. I'll try a few more and see how it goes.

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:44 pm

Made a little more progress on this, not quite finished:



I think it needs some of the light greens and yellows in the neck area.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:45 pm

Callie your painting is coming along great! I love seeing how color can create form. Looking forward to your next update. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:19 pm

This challenge is so much fun - I love looking at all the updates. Smile

Janet - your apples are looking great.

Callie - very bold colour use! I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:21 pm

Callie,

It's beautiful just as is.

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:43 am

Thanks y'all!
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:47 pm

Finally done:

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:55 pm

Callie, she's beautiful! The colors are wonderful! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:02 pm

I'm going to call it Portrait of Beatrice Cenci
(see art history mystery thread #3)
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:23 pm

LOL!!

She's gorgeous Callie!
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:11 am

Thanks Sofie!
This was a lot of fun to paint - I may experiment some more with this style.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:50 am

Callie wrote:
I'm going to call it Portrait of Beatrice Cenci
(see art history mystery thread #3)

You're too funny Callie! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:26 am

Callie,

She's beautiful and you can call her anything you'd like.

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:08 pm


Now to decide what's next... cat or flowers....
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:33 pm

We're almost at the end of the month, so I wanted to let anyone who's still working on a painting for the challenge (I still have 2 going) - no rush! The challenge threads will remain open, so if you've missed one or just found this forum and want to do one of the challenges - please jump right in!

If the challenge is more than a month old, you might want to post your painting in one of the other forum sections (completed paintings, works in progress or critiques) as well - just mention which month the challenge was in your post so we can refer back to the theme/references.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:11 am

Thank you Callie for clarifying that. Their are several that I would like to try in the older threads. I'm looking forward to seeing the 2 that you're working on. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:04 pm

I've started the pond and the flowers. Just backgrounds - not much to look at yet.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:29 am

I did start a painting for this challenge but really could not get into it. I was glad the month ended and I didn’t have to go back to it but then I see its still open ! Well not sure how I feel about that, LOLOLOL maybe I will show it off in the down the drain section!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:04 am

Just when you thought you'd missed the deadline and could move on
Maybe you should put it aside for awhile - start something new. Then you can look at it with a fresh eye and decide whether to finish it
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PostSubject: First Challenge & First Portrait   Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:04 pm

There was a mention that we could post w/ any challenge when we finished -- thank you for leaving this option open.

This is the 1st portrait I have ever painted…I know I it needs work and I will sit with it for a while and make changes as I ponder where and what it needs – feel free to let me know how I can improve….I already see some areas which I want to tweak.


Last edited by Dana C on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:07 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Wanted to Thank you for allowing us to start and post as we complete a chanllenge)
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:58 am

I think your portrait is exceptionally good. The fact that this is your first portrait is amazing. Thanks for showing us.
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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:22 am

Your portrait is terrific. I'm glad you shared it with us. The blending in the face forms perfect, delicate features. The subtle hint of patterns in the fabrics add just enough to enhance the entire picture without taking away from the focus on the face. Nice work.

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PostSubject: Re: January Challenge   Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:04 am

Sorry for mixing up where I write what, not so good on forums, as this is the first time for "A Forum" also and how it works, please be patient with me...I will try to learn it fast


Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement and welcoming me, I have never had any sort of formal art training....and it is difficult to view or know how your own art work really looks, it's been my daughter who has encouraged me to go for it and myself determination/strong-will, along with the love of painting.
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