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thevaliantx
08-24-2016, 02:17 AM
"Le Village, France"
12 x 9 inches
Oil on Canvas Panel

Monastic Bat
08-24-2016, 11:12 AM
Not an oil painter so I can't comment other than I like this style.
Regards,
Greg.

thevaliantx
08-24-2016, 11:27 AM
Thanks, Greg! This is the direction I am headed, so keep an eye out for me. :wave:

AnnieA
08-25-2016, 01:51 AM
It's a great direction, and this is a terrific piece. Over the last several months, you seem to have grown a lot as a painter.

thevaliantx
08-25-2016, 02:02 AM
Annie, I appreciate the encouragement ;) Yes, this has been a whirlwind for me.

Tripod
09-04-2016, 07:00 AM
This is so spare yet so informative about the place and it's atmosphere. Textures and colours working well.

thevaliantx
09-04-2016, 08:29 AM
Derek, thanks. :wave: I am really, really drawn to older artchitecture, paint flaking off walls, bricks cracking, cold, dreary atmospheres. Lately I have been cruising the world with Google StreetView, and found that I like the houses in Poland the most. With France having the prettiest flowers.

Tripod
09-04-2016, 10:27 AM
Me too. I am never happier when faced with creaking old buildings be they industrial or residential. Good idea too that Street View gadget

EnPassant
10-19-2016, 04:41 AM
marvellous brushwork as usual.

thevaliantx
10-21-2016, 03:15 AM
I'm glad you liked this EnPassant, but it's all knife.

Derek, have you had a chance to try out StreetView? I'm having my 10 year old son do a painting of a scene with roses on a balcony, using pastels and turps.

EnPassant
11-23-2016, 12:45 PM
u familiar with the work of Tibor Nagy? worth a look...

Tripod
11-23-2016, 01:30 PM
I use Streetview for other things, but haven't for artwork. I find there are enough sources and ref libraries for inspiration other than my many sketches.

thevaliantx
11-23-2016, 08:35 PM
u familiar with the work of Tibor Nagy? worth a look...

I love his work outside of the cityscapes and street scenes. Does he mostly paint with a knife? I am wondering how he gets that effect.

EnPassant
11-24-2016, 12:05 PM
I love his work outside of the cityscapes and street scenes. Does he mostly paint with a knife? I am wondering how he gets that effect.

He uses a knife and brush. There's a demo. here https://nagytibor.com/page/6913/painting-room