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ripvanblair
05-14-2003, 08:35 PM
I was away in Ireland last week for my nephew's wedding and had a great time so I've missed a lot of the last postings My frien with whom we were staying has access to the internet si I did get to see some of them ,I did a couple of sketches while I was there, first is one of Olga , I know I haven't joined the portrait project but I've made a start
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2003/3667-olga.jpg
The second is taken from a photo my friend took while on a mountaineering expedition trying to climb the Eiger North Face, he's got more guts than me, unfortunately the climb failed they were driven off the mountain by adverse weather, I was quite jealous when he was relating the story
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-May-2003/3667-eiger_north_face.jpg
I think I might try this as a full scale painting

Alan

artmom
05-14-2003, 08:43 PM
Alan, you are so talented--both of these are wonderful!

I think the Eiger would make a great full-size painting.:)

CharM
05-14-2003, 10:40 PM
Alan, looking forward to seeing how you develop both sketches.

ripvanblair
05-15-2003, 03:20 AM
Thanks very much Lyn, I was away for afew days I didn't realize how much I missed this forum

Char M thank you very much
The Eiger looks a bit out of focus I'll post another one later-----------thanks everybody--------------Alan

madmum
05-15-2003, 03:48 AM
I think the Eiger will be a wonderful painting! What are you waiting for? ;)

Ruth

ripvanblair
05-15-2003, 04:53 AM
Thanks Ruth I did some more this morning ,the sketch book is A3 size that's around 12"x 17" so it's fairly big already If I do a painting of this I don't think I'll go much bigger, I've put a little paint on it but it's mostly watercolour pencils--------Alan
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-May-2003/3667-Eiger_North_Face_wc.jpg

Olga
05-15-2003, 05:03 AM
Wow, Alan--what fun!
Got to Wc and the first thing I see is...myself.
Good job... and I don't mind at all you made my face a bit slimmer...lol

Olga

M.A.
05-15-2003, 05:15 AM
Looking good. Eager for more.

ripvanblair
05-15-2003, 06:52 AM
Olga thanks very much I'm glad you like the portrait I'm going to do a bigger and hopefully better one, this one is A4 size but I'm going to try it in A3, let you know what happens

Thank you fun2cook I like the play on words--------Alan

Darren
05-15-2003, 09:53 AM
Alan, great work. I'd love to see the Eiger as a WIP (?). Maybe you can watch "The Eiger Sanction" as inspiration (1975 Clint Eastwood film--I'm an Eastwood fan).

thanks

darren

ripvanblair
05-15-2003, 10:36 AM
Thank you Darren I liked that film very much, I've got a clyde steamer painting to do then a F1 painting then I'll lokk properly at the Eiger--------Alan