Challenge CHATTER - 2014

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on 1 Jan 2014 8:49 AM

Welcome to the Challenge CHATTER - 2014 thread.

This is the place for you to post and chat about things not related to the specific Challenges.   It's an opportunity for us all to share our joys, concerns or just the day to day routine and let us all get acquainted. The Challenge CHATTER thread will run annually rather than changing monthly as our Challenges do.

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on 1 Jan 2014 8:53 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  Let's make this a great year of creativity and beautiful art!

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maryleehane wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 9:59 AM

Happy New Year, Sam! 

I am brand new here. Thought I would start off my new year by joining an artistic community :)

I start art school in a week and am excited to have a place where I can turn to for inspiration and artistic direction.

All the best,

Mary

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on 1 Jan 2014 10:26 AM

Mary, welcome.  We at Artist Daily are very pleased to have you join us, to get to know you and to see your artwork.  What type of artwork do you plan to do in your classes?  Watercolor? Oil? Pastel? Or just general design and composition?  Whatever it is, it should be exciting.

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on 1 Jan 2014 11:18 AM

This post is just to bring this thread to the top of the page.  We should do our chatting in this thread now.  We can respond to posts in the previous Chatter thread here.

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karend84 wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 11:35 AM

Oil on canvas 16x20

I started the New year by finishing a painting of my Grandson I started in the summer.  It proved to be a challenge with the pose I chose so I had to put it away for awhile and then come back.  The features blowing on the clarinet were frustrating but I am happy with the final result.

Karen

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on 1 Jan 2014 12:07 PM

Karen, you should be happy with the results.  It's a very nice portrait.  You have good skin tones and his hair looks really good.

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B.J. Bailey wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 12:32 PM

Karen, a great start on the New Year to finish your Grandson's portrait. It is so lovely, I can understand why you are pleased with it. I really like his hand and as Sam mentioned his hair and skin tone are great. Nice rich colour for his shirt. Nicely done.

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Turps245 wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 2:33 PM

Sammy, thanks for getting us up and running for 2014!! 

Mary, welcome to the forum and good luck with your new venture. We all encourage each other and have fun here so I hope you will share your work and concerns here. You can also try a challenge to get your artists hands warmed up here ready for art school! 

Karen, you did a great job with your grandson's portrait. It is a difficult angle but you caught him blowing his flute nicely. Glad you started off the year with him.

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Claudia S. wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 2:37 PM

Karen, what a lovely portrait. My youngest is playing the clarinet und you did a great job on the lips and cheeks. The lips are realy straight and the cheeks are not blown up. Perfect clarinet pose;)

 

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Claudia S. wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 2:38 PM

Oops, forgot.

Happy new Year!!!

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on 1 Jan 2014 5:48 PM

Mary, welcome to our group! I look forward to seeing your art!

Karen, lovely work on your clarinetist grandson's portrait. That activity has to be one of the most difficult to paint because of the position of the mouth and surrounding muscles, but you did a great job. Wonderful work, too, on the dark blue - denim, perhaps - shirt.

Alex

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wetpaperfan wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 6:13 PM

Happy New Year everyone...

Welcome Mary.   this will be a great site for you to practice your art when you aren't in your class.

Karen:  I agree with everyone on your Grandson's portrait playing the clarinet.   I especially like the way you have done the hands and the lighting on them as well as the skin tones.   great job.

MARSHA

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NealeyPea wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 6:47 PM

Whoopsie, I didn't see the New Year's chatter is up.....Thank you Sam!

I'll re-post my first drawing of 2014 here ~ a doodle a day keeps the crazy away!!

Comments and critiques are welcome.

Nealey

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NealeyPea wrote
on 1 Jan 2014 7:15 PM

Hello Mary and welcome to the group!  You are so fortunate to be starting art school.  Look forward to seeing more of you here!Big Smile

Karen your oil painting of your Grandson is excellent.  The highlights on the clarinet make it so realistic and he is a little cutie ~ FAB!!

Comments and critiques are welcome.

Nealey

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