CHALLENGE #40 - February 2014

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 20 Feb 2014 10:49 PM

Here is a door knocker I did in April of last year, it is pastel 3.5 x 4.5

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Turps245 wrote
on 20 Feb 2014 10:51 PM

Marsha, thanks. It is so wet and slippery and it is because I wanted to get paint on everything. I am not patient with oil and sometimes you just have to be. The white would not hold colour as I was using soft mixing white and well it is a mess! As I said horses give me fits!  Still a challenge is a challenge! :)

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Berkenstock wrote
on 20 Feb 2014 10:58 PM

Jen just stick an arrow in that horses rump and say he is wounded.  Just kidding you are doing fine.

How does Moses make tea??  Hebrews it.

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Joyce Lydia wrote
on 20 Feb 2014 11:08 PM

I can't get over how good most of you artist are, the painting you show are beautiful.  I decided to show you a watercolour painting I did last year for this months challenge.  Enjoy

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 20 Feb 2014 11:30 PM

GERI:   that is just toooo funny....

Jen:  you certainly have more patience than me

Joyce:  lovely Rose.   Mucho lovely color...  Love is still in the air.....

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Turps245 wrote
on 20 Feb 2014 11:34 PM

Joyce, say after me. " I am a good artist!" Twenty times. This is a beautiful rose painting with great shadows and curling petals and something to be proud of.

Gerri,LOL sounds like a plan! :)

Marsha, looks like we crossed. You did a wonderful job of the knocker! 

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Claudia S. wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 1:45 AM

Jen, your roman soldier is coming along super. The background is perfect and I'm sure since you noticed all you little mistakes yourself, you will, after the paint dried a little, fix them all. Looking forward to see the finished version. Evenso Geri's idea of fixing the problem is funny.

Marsha,Beautiful doorknocker, Could you read my mind, how did you know in April last year that I would post a challenge picture just like that. Thank's for sharing this with us.

Joyce, this is a very well done rose and you don't have to hide behind anybodies artwork with this little masterpiece of yours.

Carol, this is the link to the museum, it's a museum for Roman and Bavarian history. If you scroll down in the red box you find one of the paintings.

http://www.bajuwaren-kipfenberg.de/programm/pro_event.htm

 

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Hearadh wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 2:55 AM

Hello all...in a hurry as usual

Jen...Roman horseman... agree with Claudia...by the way mixing white isn't a pigment (or have I mis understood what you meant). There are two whites (which you would know about of course, Titanium and Zinc). The soldier's legs...paint what you see not what you think is there. 

Geri.  add the lettering...turn the painting upside down and it will make it easier to do (I expect you would do that anyway)

Joyce....... beautiful rose

 

Marsha ...knock on wood....is this a Green Man doorknocker?

Sarah

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 6:41 AM

Sarah, I don't know,   it was a photo challenge last April.  What is a green man knocker?

Well here is my post and I am working on another....  not like I'm waiting until the last minute...

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Claudia S. wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 7:46 AM

Marsha, very good job on the paint tube. I especially like the metall front, great choice of colors.

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 7:57 AM

Jen, your horse and rider is coming along nicely. The horse's stance is not an easy one. I have never used oils so do not totally understand your difficulties but am understanding that it is not an easy medium to use. It's great to see your work progress.

Marsha, I remember this knocker. He almost looks real looking at us. Love the colours of this one.

Joyce, what a beautiful rose. Love it. Each petal is perfect. Hope you are managing in this most recent bout of weather. I am sure we will really enjoy the roses after this winter.

Marsha, great work on the tube of paint. I like that you added some of it's colours to the background so it looks like it should be there not something painted on top. Nicely done.

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Claudia S. wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 8:28 AM

I got carried away on this one. I wanted to do some sketching, but the package of water soluble  wachs pastels called and said:"use us!".

not thinking that I was doing it on Canson, smooth Surface paper I finished it. It was fun  ( little square on the bottom of the nautilus). The paper didn't like the water too much so.

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 8:58 AM

Thank you for the compliments Claudia and Bonnie

/claudia,  I like the Nautilus,   the wc pastels gave it a real watery look   great job.  

I tried something earlier tonight with yupo paper and tossed it cause it was just  tooooo smooth...

so I have done three tonight,   will post the new one.

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Joyce Lydia wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 8:59 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments on the rose I did.  I received roses for valentine's day and it made me remember I painted a rose had to check under the bed to find the painting but sure enough I still had it.  Also thanks for the comments on using acylics and oil.  I'm working on something using the two. 

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 21 Feb 2014 9:04 AM

Here is another one I just finished.... don't do anything for a month then crank em out.... that's me....

this one is 8.8 x 5.5 watercolor, kilimanjaro paper140 lb cp    I added a mirror for interest as I know Geri thinks something should be there... what,   well we don't really know... this house is empty and ready to move in...  I think this will be the living room.... I think I will put a Grand Piano there....

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