You folks have been into painting hands this month and I thought of you when I came across this photo. Six of our seven great-grandchildren were dipping their hands into paint and applying hand prints to the body of a white horse (poor thing). Here are their painted hands.
Oops, I was wrong. I've been looking for pictures of the horse and, in the process, learned that this was chalk on their hands. I feel better about the horse now.
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Sam the santa looks as jolly as he's supposed to , what a photo the horse would have looked right at home in Oz
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Oh Sam, I just love the colored JOLLY HAPPY WOODY SANTA...I adore what you have done. both of them are amazing and I can see them sitting on a mantel or side table. I love it. your work is amazing. you captured him exceptionally well.
Now for the Hands. This is a handy situation.... I think this would make a beautiful colored painting for yourself as well. a wonderful colored representation of many of your grandchildren... I would love to see a picture of the horse, if you have one please post it.
My daughters used to get together and stand in a circle and take pictures of their feet, send them to me and ask me to figure out who is who...
This is a delightful picture. if you don't paint it Lore should have a go at it.....
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
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Sam upon reading that it was chalk, isn't there a celebration in India where they throw colored chalk on people? The horse would love the bath afterwards, I do hope this was in the summer or fall months... I would hate to bath a horse in the winter.... tee hee...
Sammy, : It would be a hands on project with a lot of handy work involved with the hands of time, hand in hand working together.
Sam I see that they used blue and purple so that they wouldn't be caught red handed
Sam your Santa is real nice. The only thing that I see is the lines in his forehead and the bridge of his nose are a little dark and stick out more than they should. I realize that this may be the camera if so please disregard. Glad to see you doing artwork again.
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Marsha and Geri, I give you both a hand for your hand puns. Hands down, they were amusing. On one hand, they were creative and on the other hand they were slightly corny. But they were handy for a laugh or at least a grin. Sooo, I have to hand it to you!!!
I'm going to ask my son and grandsons if they have the picture of the painted horse. I know I saw it somewhere. One of them may have shown it to me on their phone. I'll keep looking. I don't care if someone wants to do something with those hands but I don't want to usurp you, Marsha. I will be posting some of the great-grands with chalk all over them. We don't know what months we have in 2013 and that would be helpful in organizing reference photos.
Sam I have to hand it to you .... you came up with a few handy puns yourself....
I'm tickled pink and purple that you posted it, I am thrilled that the hand items were such a big hit in this challenge. I mean what else is a challenge for. maybe we can turn another challenge into a feet fetish... tee hee.
I love your Santa and the fact that you took a monotone woody and turned it into a color is a genuine challenge in itself. congrats.
I forgot what months for the hosting schedule that I mentioned in a past email... what months do you want Sam, and Jen and whoever else? I saw Geri's selection.
James I also like the wood grain you used with the Madonna. nice
Catherine, looking forward to see your new piece
I am working on a landscape CP and it seems to be taking along time for some reason, I can't seem to concentrate to long on it due to the TV...
Marsha, I left it up to Holly to put me where she needs me - anything but April and October. We will make a run up to SC to see our grandchildren and great-grandchildren those two month. I offered February and/or July and/or December - any or none of those months or any other months. I think that you requested March and September. Did you send a request to Holly via private Conversation? If not, that may be what's holding it up. If she doesn't have the requests, she can't post anything. I hope that something is posted soon - at least the first few months.
Hi everyone, I have certainly enjoyed all your postings and all the art work. After a first attempt with watercolour pencil I ended up with the ermine in pastel. This one has been a lot of fun trying. The green under him looks a little dark compared to the rest of the painting and I may try and tone it down a little.
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Bonnie, you did an outstanding job with the Ermine, He looks like he has just come up over a little rise and is scoping out where he wants to go next. This is very nicely done. I myself had trouble with his underneath. I saw yellows myself, but maybe he has just pulled down a branch off of that little tree and is standing on it. All in all great job....he is cute as can be
Bonnie, very nice rendition of the ermine. It's amazing that you used the same colors and values on him that you used in the sky and on the snow, yet he is very distinct. You skillfully placed the light against dark and the dark against light. You did a good job on him and on the greenery. The green under him is a little bright and could be toned down with it's complement, a very light touch of pink. However, I'm not sure why there would be green under him. It could be a shadow and just a darker value of the grays you have been using. This is a very nice painting. Tell us the size and what support (paper) you used.
Thank you Marsha, and yes there was a lot of yellow in the photo which I had in my first attempt but I overworked it and I was trying to get the soft look of the ermine so simplefied the colours. I don't know if it would have mattered with the pastels though.
Bonnie... your little ermine looks really good! I agree with you that the shadow under the front of his/her chest is a little bit dark at the top but other than that it looks great!
Sam...I like your santa with his red face! It looks like he's just finished a long blustery night of delivering packages.
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