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PostSubject: April 2010 Challenge   Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:46 am

I've selected a several reference photos. Post your updates to this thread and or finished painting. You can work on as many of the photos you would like. You can use any style you would like and change the photograph in any way you'd like.

Have fun! Smile

India by Steve Evans from Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/babasteve/3904069258/sizes/o/


Brazil by Steve Evans from Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/babasteve/3117684745/sizes/o/


Thailand by Steve Evans from Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/babasteve/1994235552/sizes/m/


Apple by Abhijit Tembhekar from Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/abhijittembhekar/3345977842/sizes/l/


Lion by Kjunstorm from Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjunstorm/3462528237/sizes/l/

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:50 am

I'm posting this a little early because I'll be out of town Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:21 pm

I've got my picture sketched on a black canvas. It's going to be a portrait.....
of an apple
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:08 am

I'm looking forward to seeing your apple Callie! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:14 pm

Interesting....I can't wait

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:10 am

Nice to have you on board Judy! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:56 am

I've finished the underpainting for the apple. I used acrylics the golden brand which has the full range of neutrals. I'm really rusty when it comes to acrylics so weird not being able to blend but much easier then mixing my own range of neutrals. It's just the underpainting so I guess needing the blend is not a major factor.


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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:13 pm

Looking good, Janet! What size is this? Are you painting on paper?
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:49 pm

Janet,

The apple looks great. Once you glaze it, I bet the detail will just jump out at you. The way Callie demonstrated it previously, I couldn't believe the depth of color once I glazed it.

I'll be watching with anticipation.

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:27 pm

Thank you Callie! It's 6X6 on canvas.

Thank you Judy! I won't be glazing but using it more as a roadmap. I think if I would have went with glazing I'd use oils for the underpainting in order to have a more refined underpainting. I'm not very good with blending with the acrylics. I know some people use acrylics and do an amazing job.

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:49 am

Hi everyone! I'm finished my apple.


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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:33 pm

Janet
It is beautiful. Good enough to eat.

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:35 pm

I love it!
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:07 am

Thank you Judy and Callie! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:09 pm

I've completed the underpainting for the portrait. 8X10 on canvas. Not perfect but I think it will do as an underpainting.


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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:09 pm

OOO. This is gonna be good
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:50 pm

Your under paintings are always almost good enough to stand alone. You definitely have the skill for portraits.

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:17 am

Thank you Dale and Judy! I'm still working with 8 values but I will gradually lessen the values to 4 or 5. I'll do most of the paintings this month with 8 then reduce them next month. I think for now the 8 values are giving me an extra learning experience with the underpainting in form and values. I think the real test will be with that landscape. That's going to be a real challenge. I'm trying to work on control and the underpainting really helps with that.

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Looks like another winner - the eyes are very expressive.
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:48 am

Thank you Callie! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:47 pm

Well, this black background is quite the challenge to paint on! Got off to a weak start, not sure if I'll be able to make something of this or not
10 x 14 inches, stretched canvas:



I've put the single red apple with his friends from the January Challenge.
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:16 am

Callie, I think it's looking good. One thing I do when working on the black background is I don't use transparent colors and I don't use medium. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:40 pm

There are definitely differences using the black background. I use translucent colors where I want to take advantage of the shadowing effects of the black such as what I did with the rose in the February Challenge.http://watersolubleoils.forumotion.com/group-challenges-f9/february-challenge-t217.htm

Highlighting I do in more opaque colors. Layers in between vary with how much I want the previous layers to show through.

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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:50 am

Thanks for the tips! I think I'll try to get some thick paint on this next - no medium, just straight paint and really lay it on.
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PostSubject: Re: April 2010 Challenge   Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:29 am

Looking forward to seeing the results Callie. Smile

I'm finished the portrait. I think he looks like he's pouting. Smile


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