Hi jenn . I'm still here. Crazy work hours and working on the 3 oils when I have an hour or two. I also wonder were everyone is. . The clay angel will be great.
C&Cs always welcome
Crechat welcome to the group. I haven't tried oil pastels your marbles look very nice.
Sarah you stork is very nice.
Jenn you did a great job on the haki sacs. You nailed the leather look.
Hello Karen! Good to know you're working on those oils - can't wait to see the final projects.
Hello Jen! I'm still lurking around, though I have nothing to contribute "art-wise" just now. My surgery is tomorrow so maybe afterward, I can calm down & relax & do some art.
Your cherub is precious & I believe it will be fun to play with this subject in clay. Also thanks for explaining how you make your clay turtle! Hope it turns out.
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Karen and Nealey, thanks for stopping by! Nealey hope all goes well with your surgery and you can come back inspired to do art again!
Well today I played around with the clay. It has been some years since I was making gnomes all the time. I ended up doing a custom gnome for just about all the art group. I have lost my touch and like anything else it will take practice to get back my clay building artists eye back. The result today is a bit space alien meets the planet of the apes! I will get there but at the moment leaves a lot to be desired. It is loosely based on the angel but will be a gnome. It will look better with clothes and hair to say nothing of a face! LOL
the sticks will come out when it is at the leathery stage when it will hold position better!
Jen C & C's always welcome
Sparrows nest...new beginnings.
Water colour, actual size from life
feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
hope your surgery went well...just found time to read a few past postings.
Look forward to seeing your next piece of work.
Jen it looks like you have been busy this month. Sorry I have not been too active. I do have a stipple drawing of the cherub that is almost finished and should be posted soon. I liked your ROAD MARKET. Colorful without being overwhelming. Composition works real well too. Your Hackey Sacks are very well done. They look like one of those subjects that looks easy until you start on it but you handled it very well.
Karen your geese look like real geese in the way they set in the water. Very lifelike. I think if there was more of a value range you would have liked it better.
Claudia glad to here about the girl elephant I thought I may have been hitting the sauce a little too much.
Nealy there is only one word to describe your locks and it isn't wow. It is WOW. Enough said. (Hope you are doing okay)
Ruthie your little bush with the buds popping out is fantastic. I see that old man of yours is a good teacher.
Sarah very lifelike stork. Reminds me of the Stone Head Storks that would walk around Moms back yard when she lived in Florida. I think it would have been better without the little bundle of joy but that is a personal opinion and has nothing to do with the quality of the work. Your sparrows nest is very nice. We have little chipping sparrows that nest in the spruce tree every year. Their nest looks just like that.
Crechat welcome to the group. Bunch of nice people here. If you decide to become a regular you would be welcomed and we would be glad to have you. Your marbles were well done. I admire someone that can get reasonable detail with oil pastels.
C and C always welcomed
Sarah, good to see you posting again I guess your daughter got you sorted. This is a lovely WC of the Sparrows nest. Looks like Spring is finally on it's way! I don't know why the font is doing this.
Gerri, good to see you here. I look forward to seeing your work.
Well it is me again!
Here is where I got with my gnome today if anyone is interested.
Jenn I love your gnome. I wanted a hand clapping icon. icon. The detail is fabulous. He looks a little like Rembrandt.
Jen I am impressed.
Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, Jen that I couldn't participate much and still I don't have the time to catch up on the latest posts yet.
Hope everything will slow down here by the middle of the week.
Sarah asked me to ubload this WC of the cactus for her.
Actual size of the painting is 4.5” x 3.5”
If you turn it 90 degrees to the right it becomes a landscape.
Hope I did this right.;)
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Thank you so much Claudia...I managed to get so far and then lost my way again.
The thorns/spines reminded of the wind turbines hence the look of a landscape; as you can see I have used only one half of the ref. 'photo. The subject also reminded me of Graham Sutherland's work which I greatly admire.
Once again, my grateful thanks to Claudia for coming to my aid.
Sarah I like both versions. These could be abstract or close ups either one.
Karen and Gerri, thanks for the nice comments. I still have a way to go with cleaning up and details but got a good start yesterday.