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Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

Work In Progress Thread

I'm working on commissions whilst working here also. My actual business is artist (self employed) and my business is under contract to FAA/Pixels. I'm not actually a member of staff. Just to clarify our working arrangement a little.

So as an artist mainly, I still get to paint (yay)

I know we have many artists here who also are doing commissions, or working on things for themselves... Galleries etc

Please feel free to share your WIP here. This is a show off thread mainly but, if you'd like advice from other artists, please feel free to jump on

It doesn't have to be painting.... It can be any work in progress......

HOW TO SHARE IMAGES WITHOUT HAVE TO UPLOAD HERE

I'm actually creating an upload sharing site in my own site at present, but until then use this link https://postimages.org/

You will see you can shrink the image before sharing. And then use the website hotlink code

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Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

Ok I'll start... I hope others jump on

My latest is a birthday present for someone, commissioned by his mum.

I'm a few days from finishing yet. She's very wrinkly lol

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Iris Richardson

3 Months Ago

So cute. Having worked commercially I am shying away from commissions.

 

Ed Meredith

3 Months Ago

OK I have a few and here's one

Development sketches of Simone the first in a hopeful series of fictional portraits and stories
that are rambling around in my thoughts. Wish me luck... lol

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Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

Facial is so hard to do. Great respect for people who can do people

 

Becky Titus

3 Months Ago

This is a great idea for a thread… thank you! I generally have about 30 illustrations and mandalas in various stages of completion. Today I’m working on One-Eyed Jack, from an original pencil drawing. I’ve retraced and colored him in Illustrator and am adding details… hope to be done soon!

WIP-one-eyed-jack

Good luck Ed! Looking good so far!

Love your painting Abbie! What an adorable snuggle-pup :-)

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Months Ago

 

Terrific idea for a thread, Abbie. Your bulldog's going to be a hit!

Enjoying everyone's posts, much to ponder.

Will post my WIPs later.

Commissions are always welcome. They've proven to be a significant element in my career.

 

Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

What a lovely image Becky!!!

Looking forward to yours, Carmen!

 

Johanna Virtanen

3 Months Ago

Thank you Abbie for this thread!
Here's my WIP, big acrylics on canvas.


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Steven Ralser

3 Months Ago

great work Becky - always interesting to see what you are working on.

 

Roger Swezey

3 Months Ago

Here's what I'm working on , down in the cold cellar (It snowed yesterday)

3, 10" x 14" framed 3D Vulture Wall Hangings,that are in various stages towards completion

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Note: the hunk of metal in the right piece, and the piece of glass in the middle piece are meant to prevent drippings from the work on the vultures falling onto the background.


Once, everything is honky dory, the 3 pieces will be brought upstairs to go through an aggravating process of being properly photographed for introduction to the Cyber Universe

 

Bruce Bodden

3 Months Ago

A few weeks ago I did an oil pastel. I am working on a bigger version, this time done in acrylic on canvas. I have been trying to paint more like my oil pastels, with looser scumbling.

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Becky Titus

3 Months Ago

Thank you Steve and Abbie! Here is another one I’m working on… also from a pencil drawing; I’m just beginning to trace it in Illustrator. It doesn’t have a name yet… sometimes they start out with a name and other times the name is the most difficult part of the work to create.

WIP-zentangle-land

Very cool work Bruce and Roger :-)

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Months Ago

 

My WIP series I'm enjoying to the max is Bot Off Course.

My avatar's the most recent incarnation of this premise. This piece posted below was a WIP until it galloped along to conclusion in the wee hours this morning.

There are many more underway, but of course   ;)


Tanzerei (German) translation: Dancing

My mother tongue influences musing once again.

My cyborgs transport to realms where everything is free of restraint.  My dreams are rife with levitation, always so disappointed on waking to find that's only in dreams.

Although, it's fun there anyway.

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Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

Carmen, I'm the same... Always flying... And then... Not. So disappointing. I even wrote a story about it.

https://abbie-shores.com/2020/02/01/the-problem-with-love/

Roger, you are the most prolific artist I know aside of Darice McGuire. You give me great hope for my future. You're a force to be reckoned with and your imagination is unequalled.

Bruce, I adore your work. Looking forward to the finished product!

Johanna, so wistful and pastel.... Sublime

Becky, how many things do you work on at once?


 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

3 Months Ago

Great thread Abbie, I always share my wip images about my paintings on my IG and Fb accounts.
This was one of my last cat portraits. Not a commission, my last two custom pet portraits are still hidden as they will be surprise gifts.

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Dora Hathazi Mendes

3 Months Ago

And here is another, work in progress stages of one of my latest painting Lisbon Trams At Rua Da Madalena watercolor.

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Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

I love your cats!

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

3 Months Ago

Thank you! (=^.^=)

 

Becky Titus

3 Months Ago

Abbie, I think I’m generally working on 30 or so images… one idea leads to another, so I get many things started and then each one takes so long to finish! Also, I like to fiddle with new techniques and materials, and I end up in experimentation black holes from which there is no escape :-)

Meanwhile, One-Eyed Jack is finished, wooo hooo!

https://becky-titus.pixels.com/featured/one-eyed-jack-becky-titus.html

one-eyed-jack

I love your cats, too, Dora!

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Months Ago

 

Abbie -- re : your story. That's really something.   


Meanwhile...back in WIP land — Johann Sebastian Bot's contemplating a composition, to join in my Bot Off Course series.
 

Click/press image for enlarged view on my website https://carmenhathaway.com






 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Months Ago

 

Frolicing something or others on their way into a new composition.

WIP May 12, 2020.

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

3 Months Ago

Thank you Becky!
I show another one, a watercolor painting about a sleeping fluffy kitty titled Just A Little Nap

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africa my continent poem


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/just-a-little-nap-dora-hathazi-mendes.html

I was experimenting before to make timelapse videos about doing my paintings, they loved it but made me nervous and paint faster than nornal.. Also didn't like to spend so much time editing cropping my videos, I prefer to paint instead so I stopped to do them.

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

3 Months Ago

Just started a new watercolor to my Portugal paintings Collection, hopefully will finish today. I am at the stage that anything can happen, or could because I have to go to cook lunch now :D .
A pity because it is the most exciting part

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I am enjoying that finally I found out how to put images into threads :D didn't know it is that simple.

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dora-hathazimendes?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=818597

 

Abbie Shores

3 Months Ago

Carmen, that looks like me!

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Carmen Hathaway

3 Months Ago

 
Then I'll take it they're charming.   ;)

 

Tony Singarajah

1 Month Ago

Thanks Becky,
Lol , the hunter or a little boy is in the right top corner, he is holding a catapult,
I had many bunnies once in my farm, now the wild once still comes.
Buunies and horses were my childhood dream and my favorites too. I am happy it came to pass. Had many horses and many bunnies among other animals,

So rhe bird , you like to leave it the way it is.
Ok, less work for me. Lol
I was thinking of creating a tropical valley with hills and lush greens, but it will be a lot more work. Another one later.
No cage or hunters, nature's bird lol.

 

Suzanne Powers

1 Month Ago

Abbie, I love your dog portrait. It looks like photorealism but if it's not it's still really cool! Please post your progress, I would love to see it.

I have started a series of quotes on yarn and knitting. I love textiles of every kind and knit clothes, objects are included. I took a master class on how to make your own fonts and I fell even more in love with the subject of fonts and lettering. The teacher was awesome, youngish, and becoming well known with clients like The NY Times, The New Yorker, and other well-known publications. Bought one of her books (one of half a dozen) that shows exactly how she creates her lettering. I haven't created or changed the fonts in these images yet although I plan to do one next.

I want to write about a number of images on the same subject on my blog to give readers some substance and not just one short blog on one image. I also feel it will give my audience an idea of my style and work because anyone can make one really good image. The background is the same knit sweater I shot although I think they look very different from one another. The quote I came up with and the inspiration from the book 'Eat Pray Love.' The next image I create I need to change up the background.

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Carmen Hathaway

1 Month Ago

 

Suzanne -- fun premise -- been into some knit based creations recently. I began incorporating knit textures in pieces a couple of years ago - When Bears Wander, & You're Knit Alone.

WIPs from new series posted below. I'm a texture aficianado -- crochet, weaving ,beading etc. -- especially love teasing imagery out of impasto painting surface à la pareidolic mode.

Years ago, I came across a knitting book at the library -- the preface intrigued me, as it went into a fair bit of detail on the history on knitting -- for example, it described that it was par for the course for men to knit stockings & such for royalty.

A great blog about this : History of Men Knitting

Meanwhile -- sharing another WIP based in my Bot Off Course original series.


 
Soft Core War Paraphernalia original series © 2020

 

Abbie Shores

1 Month Ago

I'm so sorry I've not been back. DISGUSTINGLY busy!! Gardening (had to do it alone) and completely transformed a yucky space into a country garden. Just finally finished and laid grass seed and lawn flowers. Hopefully it will turn into a lush working space if we ever get nice weather again.

Throwing out tat as I'd become a hoarder. Still ongoing unfortunately.

And the site has been spectacularly busy!! So Work has doubled. But my help has been working in CS so I'm battling to catch up (sorry if waiting for tickets, I WILL get there)

I've obviously finished the commission, plus I've done the beginnings of a small work for myself.

I'll share that new one shortly after I've caught up with some emails and tickets

Here is the dog completed. Photo awful but okay for prints. Her owner has the original so lost my window of opportunity for good shots

Her name is Sascha

She had just lost 4 puppies. This would have been her first litter. Her human was heartbroken. These puppies are worth thousands now, so not only the upset of his much loved (and spoiled) furbaby losing her babies, but also thousands lost in income.... Right at the beginning of lockdown.

But I saw her yesterday, head out of the window, visiting her human Nana, getting biscuits, lol

She looked incredibly fit and happy. I'm not sure if he'll try again with her as it was all very upsetting.

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Suzanne Powers

1 Month Ago

Thank you Carmen for the backstory and image of the knit guns. I can always use inspiration! Love your quote 'Your Knit Alone.' You are techy and creative with your bots - a fresh view of a subject I don't know much about.

Abbie, I'm so glad you didn't give up on painting! I love the dog and the light in your work. I would be very happy if I were the owner. Good to hear the baby girl is doing well.

 

David M Bridburg

1 Month Ago

The purpose here is to show the man made structure and organic structure against a wide open sky.

This is easier to do, because the utilities are underground.

I used the portrait mode to make the image more dramatic.

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Karen Zuk Rosenblatt

1 Month Ago

Abbie....Love Sascha!. Great job!

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Month Ago

 
Thanks Suzanne...fun thread, enjoying all the shares.

My avatar's a WIP of sorts -- from a couple of years ago, reincarnated today with the addition of a knit handle paint brush   ;)

Bear texture's from an image of a portion of one of my favorite sweaters.

 

Suzanne Powers

1 Month Ago

Carmen, great ideas for a sweater texture!

 

Carmen Hathaway

1 Month Ago

 

Thanks Suzanne!

Last month I posted in this thread, the beginnings of this year's photo subjects.

In 2010, I documented the process of growing sunflowers from seed that I used as subjects of prints I featured in my
2011 multimedia solo exhibition Self-Similarity

Amazing weather this year -- hit 100 degrees a couple of weeks ago -- so much for the frozen North (Canada)   LOL.

    Sunflowers

This half of our front garden's looking fine too -- the tall row against the wall are sunflowers.



My avatar is of one our new roses -- survived a tough winter & back in their second year better than ever.

Coincidentally, looked up the care tag that came with last year's red rose. We liked the look of it at the greenhouse because it was pretty.

Hope For Humanity  

So named in honour of the Canadian Red Cross 100th anniversary, 1996.

 

David M Bridburg

1 Month Ago

This is a simple experiment in mid summer light at the hour of 9 am. A few of the scrapped shots had more cloud cover darkening the foreground. As the clouds lifted, this shot offered the most color.

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David M Bridburg

1 Month Ago

About once a week depending on the skies, I am going to take late afternoon shots of the Farmlands in Simsbury.

The skies change powerfully over these horizons.

This is a clearer sky over the fields. With clouds along over the tree line. The light is summer 7:30 pm. The detail in the sensor is powerful, so the abstract of brutal clouds while workable is not printable.

The aesthetic is the wide open American landscape and sky.

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Tony Singarajah

28 Days Ago

This morning doodle turning in to a challenging project. I like to do this as best as I could get to close to realism.

Is this sketch is enough to start painting? It could be improved a lot, If it is going to be pencil drawing, but I want to paint it.

Like to get some second opinion from the painters.
Thanks

This is a covid production! Making of an Artist!

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David M Bridburg

28 Days Ago

As a budding photographer, one of the most interesting things for me is to revisit a location. In the process choosing a different way to work with the light.

Instead of having the sun setting to my left, in this the sun is setting to my right. I am pointed east. It is about 700 pm, well before sunset.

This particular shot in the series, the clouds in the image give a greater sense of depth.

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DK Digital

28 Days Ago

This painting has been on my easel too long, need to finish it soon.

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David M Bridburg

15 Days Ago

The lesson here is not to be too recessed into the shadows. As I drove away, I realized, I could have an incredible golden field at sunset.

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David M Bridburg

11 Days Ago

The lesson here, the tower is massive. I still managed to dwarf it.

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Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

David.... I'm not certain that these are what is, or I, meant by works in progress

I'm meaning an editing on one work... Or a painting, or sculpture

Not ideas and learning curves

Stages of one work

Work in progress

Not ideas, or photographs

In fact the only photos in here should be of the work in progress

 

Tony Singarajah

11 Days Ago

Hi Abbie,
I thought I will post this here, as a work in progress sample, though it is my learning process.
If it turned out to be good then it will be a successful project
Hope some one may comment on it.
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Becky Titus

10 Days Ago

I’m working on a new contours illustration… pencil sketch plus simple coloring with Pebeo acrylic paint markers… relaxing and fun! Later I will add digital effects… it might look substantially different than this when it’s finished :-)

6io8.jpg

 

David M Bridburg

10 Days Ago

Abbie,

Just see myself as a work in progress training my eye for camera work. The images are not for sale.

Dave

 

Tony Singarajah

6 Days Ago

My dolphins need to undergo a series of plastic surgery, mostly face lift. After recovering I will need to fatten them up to a good weight , then they will be ready for the show! 😊
They are coming along good.
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Tony Singarajah

4 Days Ago

Another stage in progress,
Lot more work to do....

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Tony Singarajah

2 Days Ago

Still in Progress with a question.
The photo look much better than the original painting, why would that be?
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Annette Winter

2 Days Ago

A fun thread...interesting to see others wip.

This is what I started last night

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David Marcus

2 Days Ago

I am so impressed seeing what people here are capable of putting together.

 

Tony Singarajah

2 Days Ago

I know , Abbie just got back, but is there anyone else monitoring this thread🤔

 

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