Cute little fellow Alex. Hard to think of him as a rack of ribs
C and C always welcomed
Sarha lovely painting. The rain is very well handled and I love the wind farm.
Joe nice surfing painting. I don't think the board is too short. Back in the day they were much longer about 8'
Bonnie great drawing of the sunflowers. I am kind of partal to good drawings.
E.D. your painting is ducky. Excuse the pun please. It would have been neat if it would have been a drake and a hen with a few fuzzy ones in tow.
Sarha the farm scape looks like it coluld have came from Hallmark. Very nice.
I know what you mean about the machinery getting so big. We have one guy here that has a 42 row planter .It folds up on both sides and they still need a blocker in front and rear to direct traffic. They still have to weave in and out to miss the power poles and mail boxes
OK, it was hard for me to cope with a straight representational painting, so I got out of bed and splashed color on it!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Alex 5 x7 wow that's huge. Great job using the complementary colors and nice composition too.. Love your style even at these gigantic proportions
Bonnie and Geri, thank you for your very nice comments on my sunflower bud. Flowers have given me a lot of trouble, so I'm glad I did a decent job on one. Geri, um ... You mean that's where baby back ribs come from? Oh, no!
Hello Alex...prefer the first sunflower, lively and strong.......the added red makes it too exotic a bloom in the second posting.
Best floral to date!!!!!
those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach - Peter Laslett
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hello everyone, i did not had access to a a computer latley and catching up on all the work that was posted might be hard.
I enjoyed going thru the posts and the sailboat paintings (Bonnie and Sarah) are great. I could feel the breeze and the wind in the sails.The carousel horse is very nice and colourful, Jen. All the pig pictures are lovely (Sarah, Jen, Catherine and Alex). Nealy, the REO is very well done.Sheila, the paintings of the tractor and portrait of your son on the tractor are outstandung. E.D. very nice duck pastel. Shameer, very nice details in your drawing of the boy drinking. Denis, great job on Sheilas daughter in the field. Jen, i love the puddle jumper!. Sarah, I love how you capture all the details in your plein air and just driving by like your windmills. Very impressiv. Joseph, the surfer seems like he he is going thru the morning mist on the beach. Very nicely done. Fred, the puppy eyes are so cute.
And now to the sunflowers:
Sarah I love the details and the bees wings. Bonnie, just like on Sheilas picture, Alex, wow, i also vote for best floral.
sorry if I missed any of your pictures or got your names mixed up. It was very confusing going thru all the pages, but I had fun doing it and I'm getting alot of lessons out of it. Thank you for charing.
C&C always welcome
I also couldn`t do any encaustic or egg tempera. I read a book about making natural colors and pigments instead. I tried to extract sunflower, walnut and needles and started a watercolor with it. The sunflower paint was very nice and bright, but the walnut and the needles didn't turn out so well. I used colorpencil to put details in. The floral drawings are not my strong part and the perspective is a little off.But as alway C&C are welcome.
It is called " 400 years Hortus Eystettensis"
Alexandra you did good with you color splashing I like it
Comment and critique are welcome
Claudia, I think you have done very well with this sunflower and reference to the florilegium. This would be a very difficult subject for me and your perspective seems fine. The darker background highlights your sunflower nicely. I looked up the Hortus Eystettinsis and it has a very interesting history. It is hard to believe so many hours/years of work could go into producing this wonderful book.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Sarah, Claudia and Denis, thank you all for your wonderful comments on the sunflower bud!
Claudia, congratulations on "400 Years Hortus Eystettemsis." This is such an interesting piece for several reasons - the fact that you created colors using very old recipes, the complexity and story-within-a-story told by the piece, the lovely elements of the drawing, and the origin of the wonderful subject. To read about the remarkable book that served as Claudia's inspiration, visit http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/landprint/hortus/