View Full Version : THE WEEK THAT WAS - Nov 1-7

L Skylar Brown
11-07-2010, 06:18 PM
This is the NEW THREAD for the week ending Saturday, Nov6th.
Please share impressions from your week, a piece that might be special to the timeframe, Something you're still working on, or maybe share random thoughts for the week. Whatever, just remember the thread is for sharing something that pertains to the past week.
Looking forward to seeing what pops up...

This is a piece I just started, about an hr's worth of work - and it needs many more!

L Skylar Brown
11-08-2010, 06:06 AM
Mags - What Exciting News! This is going to be such an adventure for you. Keep us up on it, I think everyone loves to know family histories.
And - Thanks for participatig in this thread!!!

11-08-2010, 06:31 AM
Skylar, looking good, waiting for the finish :D

Magen, great idea (I just might borrow this idea :D ), and I know the feeling well, after 10 years of searching I finally found the birth place of my maternal ggparents in Ireland ,

this one has been on my comp for awhile and will be another while before I'm finished LOL, it's my son many many years ago.

11-08-2010, 08:13 AM
Nov 5th was Guy Fawkes Night also know as bonfire night or fireworks night so there were lots of bangs in the skies with wonderful colours. I sat inside and watched from the comfort of my cosy chair.:)
(this was done with a kinda take on Peters tut that then went a way of its own lol)

11-08-2010, 11:34 AM
Cool stuff.

Feel free to use that as a template if you want. It's a great start, I think it's about 6 generations or so.

I want to get it printed on some fancy paper and framed when I get done.

11-08-2010, 05:43 PM
I'll be watching this!

11-08-2010, 05:46 PM
Nice pictures all of you and very good thread.

I was thinking what to paint in the short time and not beeing on my laptop but the desktop....do not have my programs here so i went to the good free,basic artrage and painted this little scene.... the trees are originals i am seeeing out of my window and that squirell is an original also... see her dayly carying the combs in her paws... so i made up a little scene to make it more interesting... without ref... cannot see the trees now when on the comp... but how could i forget those beautiful colors.It took me about one hour and half... hope you will like this... i enjoyed painting it so much...

L Skylar Brown
11-09-2010, 05:31 AM
Jean - Very good, so far. Don't feel too bad about how long it's taking, I recently finished a piece of my nephew on the pee-wee soccer field (He is grown now, and they are expecting their second child).
Coops - Tho I've heard of Guy Fawkes, I wasn't aware of how big the "Holiday" was. I like the image - very expressive.
Mage - I'm sure it will be "borrowed" more than once.
Jibes - Watching is good, participating is better!
AT - That little free program is what I started with. By the second Day, I bought the full one. What a Great scene (Is it plein air if you're indoors?! - joke)

11-09-2010, 06:34 AM
I think it could be called "plain aire" if painted sitting by the window... but this is not plainaire definitely, because i do not have comp by that window and so i just remembered what i have seen a while ago. Interesting exercise, to paint what you have seen a short while ago...
Thanks for commenting, Skylar.

L Skylar Brown
11-09-2010, 11:46 AM
At-Ta - It's amazing how our memory can edit, even in the short term. You did a heck of a job - just recalling the image!

11-09-2010, 12:44 PM
Dear Skylar,
This week in particular I was thinking of friends and drew this one. Here is one that I uploaded in my gallery first that I named: "Thank You for Your Kindness".:)
BTW, I am still enjoying the beautiful music so much.

11-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Beautiful painting Sandra, Hope all is well with you as I have missed your lovely paintings.:)

11-09-2010, 02:19 PM
Dear Katie, I appreciate that so much. Thank you.

11-10-2010, 05:07 PM
great works fellow weekly friends. :)
I am still working on making brushes so I did this little sketch. a quick imaginary one done with a brush I made called sketchbook brush 1.
pretty exciting name huh? :)

11-10-2010, 08:01 PM
Beautiful Sandy !

You are so goodGz, bringing this brushes in ar... i just love them...but i must learn how to work with stickers... and i do not like doing that...boooo...:-)but i have to make myself to do that... :confused:Wonderfull sketch.

11-11-2010, 03:19 PM
Thanks Annie. I think I was inspired by Suzi's portrait of her husband she did on ipad and although I wasn't even looking at it... I think it came out in my doodle. Even the color of his shirt. How embarisking.

11-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Looks like all had a great week with their wonderful paintings

I was missing the years when g/kids were small and christmas was exciting and this popped into my head from memories of days of reading the night before Christmas :D

11-11-2010, 04:04 PM
That's so cute Jean. I love the fact that someone is getting artrage for Christmas~! :) :) :)

11-15-2010, 01:48 PM
Hi all, this was my week - probably best described as a scruffy game of snakes and ladders. :)

This has given me an idea for another kind of board game, one where when you land on a square you miss a go due to lack of artistic inspiration, or get to move ahead three spaces because you've had a picture displayed in a gallery etc :D

edit: forgot to say, great pictures everyone! See you next week.