Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chu Chu

Chu Chu
Originally uploaded by Edanim

Washington Woods
Originally uploaded by Edanim

Some quick crayon sketch in my A5 sketch book for WDE at Wet Canvas. Haven't used these neocolor II crayons for some time.... have to relearn how to use them. They seem to go well in this little sketch pad... wonder what will happen if I put water on them....????

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by Edanim


Originally uploaded by Edanim

WDE November 26 2009

This weekend WDE was hosted by Sharrm with a great group of images. But seems that today just wasn't my day... but I want to try an continue sketching and posting no matter WHAT!!!
Win some ...loose some.
All done in A5 sketch pad..... 2B Mechanical pencil about 15-20 minutes... Amaryllis a bit longer but didn't help much.....

Hoffman's Buff
Originally uploaded by Edanim

Originally uploaded by Edanim

Originally uploaded by Edanim

May try a few more sketches during the week!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Edut-Testimony Program Covers

This summer my art teacher Dov Segev referred me to the Yahud-Monosson city to illustrate a program for Edut-Testimony Theatre. This is a program for high school students and Holocaust survivors to meet and act out the survivors stories. This year Ezra and Irit Dagan worked with the students at the Yahud-Monosson Jr High School. Here are the illustrations that appeared on the program cover and the invitations to the production.

Edut-Testimony Program Cover
Originally uploaded by Edanim

Edut Testimony Back Cover
Originally uploaded by Edanim

The first illustration was based on a oil painting I made of a forest. Cropping and inverting the colors in photo shop... I then added some faces and other images fro the Holocaust.

The back cover photo collage was made up of images from the families of survivors that took part in the program. The whole program in PDF format can be seen here. The top image sketch taken from a photo from March of the Living.

My granddaughter Mor just returned from Poland where she visited many of the camps.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Drawing Hand

Drawing Hand
Originally uploaded by Edanim
I will be trying to do some sort of sketching or other art work daily... except of course for days that I am in Jerusalem... Really need to get back in practice. Sketch was done in my small A5 sketch book that I bought at Kravitz... not expensive... paper has a nice texture... HB pencil

Sunday, November 22, 2009

WDE November 20 2009 at Wet Canvas

Decided it was about time I got to doing some drawing sketching and what better place then the weekend drawing event at Wet Canvas. This weekend's host is RubyRedDog.
Here are a few quick sketches done in my A5 sketch pad.

All done with 2B mechanical pencil... Really like this new sketch pad... paper is 98 grams and has a nice texture. Will have to see how it takes my crayons!!!

Hello World Member Challenge

One of the forums I take part in is"Hello World" forum. It's a small group mainly interested in photo-shop and other photo editors, study groups. Some of the books being studied are Katrin Eismann's books on restoration, darkroom, and compositing and masking. Hello World is a great place to meet and show off our latest shoots.. pets, software, camera tips, and anything else under the sun... take a look around and join us..

This month Krisse proposed a challenge of fall colors giving two examples from a stock photo site called Freerange .
Everyone is invited to try their hand at it. I decided that it may be a good idea to have a Flikr group so that we can view all the entries together.. I re-learned the use of the art history brush... which I think will be a great tool for my regular painting projects.

Used basically two sources for the art history brush... one that I used a underpainting filter and the original. Made two paint layers.. first with a large brush from the underpainting source and then a smaller brush using the original for putting in more details.
Photo was done by Ron Chan and can be found here.
May try my hand at the second image also by Ron Chan that Krisse gave us. To download images from this site you must register.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Photography--Image to Painting

Haven't done much photography work of late.... just family stuff and all.... but I have posted a group of photos on the Wet Canvas reference library....

Recently noticed the many comments on my images and to my surprise a watercolor painting was done from one of the images taken in the alleys of Old Jaffa.
Here is the reference image....

My art class went for an outing to the alleys of old Jaffa last spring 2008... didn't do much sketching... was busy capturing it all on camera...

The painting is done by Jack Steele.The painting can be seen on his website! Love the sun drenched colors. Really happy that someone used my image for inspiration.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wet Canvas -Drawing Event July 17 2009

Thanks Robert for the great group of images... I know you asked for COLOR but thought of doing some sketches and it has been ages since I used my Wacum tablet so started to do the references in B&W patterns... maybe that is Kosher for the pattern challenge.....horses are way out of my comfort zone as are portraits... Sascha looks a bit older..

These were all done free hand on the computer using one pencil called "vin pencil" that I got from the web pencil a few years back. Pencil width 4 px at 70% opacity... on 300dpi image. Each was done on its own layer. each took about 20 -to one hour.... didn't keep track on each one.... really wanted to get them ALL done... I really had a great time with these and realized that I should use this tool more in planning traditional works. My only drawback with digital is that its NOT hard copy.... and you really need a good printer to get quality prints... so it just sits on the computer....

Wet Canvas -Drawing Event July 10 2009

Great images Sandy... really fell in love with those trees!!!
Did two versions because the first didn't like the sky background....
190 gsm watercolor 21x14.8cm
Watercolor crayons mixed... Caran d'ache + Lyra
Each about an hour +

Friday, July 24, 2009

WetCanvas -Drawing Event July 3 2009

Great images this week Jean!!! Thanks for hosting!!!
Did the hills and cone-flower.
Both done on A5 watercolor [14.5x20 cm]pad 190gsm
Watercolor crayons
1 hour each

The cone flower was done without water but used a blending stick. After taking the picture I feel the upper right petals should be much lighter.... to go back and try to lift some off with water???? I will let it rest for a few days!!!Leave ell enough alone.!!!

The hills was done with some water and more crayon layers... sorry about the sky... I felt it was much too yellow so carefully lifted it off ... but its still buckling and some paper got lifted as well... will put it under some heavy books...this was a fix I HAD to do!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Boater on Lake Michigan

DSFDF Challenge for week 39-40 hosted by Karin Jurick.

This was a real challenge for me...couldn't get the figure done properly... this was third attempt. The boat is off..and left oar is crooked... 20x15 cm canvas using Caran D'Ache Neocolor I oil/wax crayons.. with added medium and a little oil pencil.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wet Canvas -Drawing Event June 26 2009

WDE on WetCanvas June 26 2009 Hosted by Gail aka RubyRedDog.

Thanks Gail for the wonderful opportunity to visit Tibet!!! Was fancinated by the folds of the red fabric of the Monk against the mottled foliage. I do wish I could learn to work a bit slower....maybe I could get more control over the crayons and water.

20x14.8 cm 190gsm watercolor paper
Time: 1hour+
Watercolor crayons

With #1 I felt I had put too much crayons and it was a bit heavy so tried to lift some off with water and paper toweling....UGH!!! so I gave it a real bath... and tried to re-do....Should have left well enough alone!!!!

#2 after the bath, dried and pressed under heavy books... about another 3/4 of an hour...I like the background but that's all... All in the spirt of WDE!!!

Monk #3 Did a redo from suggestions I received of the faded #2 Next time I will learn to leave well enough alone!!!

Wet Canvas -Drawing Event

WDE on WetCanvas June 19 2009 hosted by Kay aka KreativK

Yellow Cactus

Hollyhocks 1

Hollyhocks 2

All were done on 14.8x21 cm A5 190gsm watercolor pad
Hollyhocks were done about 1 hour +
Yellow catus was started but didn't like the results so soaked most off and tried again after it dried....less than an hour....I liked the dark and light patterns the cactus made but painting didn't turn out the way I planned...

WetCanvas -Drawing Event June12 2009

WDE on WetCanvas Hosted by Dewi My Lotus does not do justice to your gorgeous bloom! Reference images can be seen here

Things were turning into MUD so I figured it was time to STOP!!! Sorry some loose some!!!
Size: A5 20x14.5cm 190grm watercolor paper
Time: About 1 1/2 hr
Medium: watercolor crayons

WetCanvas -Drawing Events June 5 2009

WDE on WetCanvas

Found a nice inexpensive watercolor pad to use with my watercolor crayons. I feel I must get to grips with the crayons and water. Only way to learn is to DO! Mixed feeling about this... still have MUCH to learn .
Size: 21x14.5 cm A5
Time about 1:30 hrs
Medium: Lyra watercolor crayons + water

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lake Louise Revisited

From carol - mywork

Did the first version for Visual Sketch Date last February using just oil/wax crayons. Finally decided to use the crayon as a base and finish it with oils. This is the result. See just the crayon version here!

Catch Me If You Can

From carol - mywork

Finally finished and framed the painting of grandson Noam and daddy Shabtai!!! Will be bringing it to them tomorrow... I kind a like how it turned out...not to happy about how Shabtai turned out...hard to do likenesses especially family!!!

The beginning of this work here.

WDE May 22 2009-Mandavilla and Petit Casino finished

I finally finished the Petit Casino and the Mandavilla crayon sketch.
I am really not happy with the casino oil and really need some good constructive advise. I think I tried to put too much in such a small A4 format.

From carol - mywork

From carol - mywork

The beginnings are here.

Tomatos Corn and Onion Still Life

From carol - mywork

This is the new DSFDF bi-weekly challenge ... summer veggies.... Thanks Karin... have been meaning to try painting still life. This is a small watercolor crayon sketch on a new watercolor A5 (5.75x8 inches) pad. This time I actually added water...and enjoyed it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

From B&W to Color

Here is my entry for week 35-36 on DSFDF!
Karin posted a beautiful Pennsylvania landscape in B&W. Challenge was to break away from the conventional and as Karin said "invent the colors based on what information you have."

This is a crayon sketch using Caran d'Arch Neocolor I wax-oil crayons
Black photo stock paper A4 [11.75"x8.25"]

Thursday, May 28, 2009

WDE May 22 2009

This past weekend challenge was hosted by Jean Aka Jakesgram I chose 3 of her references: the tree trunks, Mandeville flower, and the urban scene of the Petit Casino.


Graphite done in my small Zap sketchpad


Lyra watercolor crayons on black photo A4 stock paper This is a work in progress!!WIP

Petit Casino
This is also a WIP... bit off more than I can chew with this reference.... but will stick it out and finish the job!!!

Oils on canvas pad 11.5x8.125" Did some sketching over the underpainting with my oil crayons and will continue in oils...

Sunlit Path

Done in oils on canvas pad 11.5x8.125. This was done for WDE challenge of April 24th 2009 hosted by dupliKate on WC.
Here is the reference.

Catch Me if You Can

This is another seascape done in oils on canvas pad 11.5x8.125". The reference photo was taken by my daughter of my grandson and son-law at the beach. I fell in love with the spontaneity of the scene. Painting figures and especially those you know is quite want to at least get some likeness but also keep the work from being too overworked. This photo is not the finished piece.... I forgot to photograph the finished one before I gave it to my daughter. Will add it later...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Beach Scenes

I really liked doing the beach scene for DSFDF so decided to do a few more. Found this scene on wetcanvas by Yorky's Beach and promenade at Lyme Regis, Dorset ...

Done in oils on canvas pad 11.5x8.25 inches

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Wet Canvas WDE April 24 Hosted by dupliKate Bruce at little cove

Done in oils on canvas pad 11.5x8.25 inches

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Beach People

This was done for the Different Strokes for Different Folks bi-weekly challenge. Reference image can be found here. It was a double challenge for me because I wanted to learn more about wet on wet techniques. Up till now my oils have been more or less done by layers. I like to work in a more spontaneous way so I will have to find my way between the two different methods.

Took a print of the reference image that I cropped and changed a bit to my art class where I seem to have more confidence. Done on a canvas pad 11.75"x8"

From carol - mywork

Really have to work on figures... drawing and painting!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Forest Girl

This is the beginning of a new oil painting. The references for this are a photo I took of a small wood area near a beach in Cape Cod. I added the nymph type figure in the woods. It still has a bit of work to complete... hope to get that done next class.

This is a small canvas 30x40 cm /12"x16"


This is an oil painting I did from one of my photos that I took In Romania. The town was Sighisoara in Transylvania. This was the town where Vlad III, the character that inspired Stoker' novel of Count Dracula. It is a very picturesque village and was in the process of being restored when we visited in 2000.
The painting is 50x40cm'20"x15.75"

My reference image.

From carol - mywork