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Even If It Rains
05-23-2004, 07:27 AM
Hi All,

I haven't been doing this long and would like some advice plz :)

The paintings...

http://www.arbf55.dsl.pipex.com/painting.htm

The drawings....

http://www.arbf55.dsl.pipex.com/

Go easy on the paintings , I've only been at it for 2 weeks!

I've put everything on there , even my first painting ever.

I used to draw portraits just for fun. People said told me i was good and should do something with it, so i promptly didn't :)
Since then I have sold a couple of commisioned drawings of buildings ( pubs and churches) But there is a problem finding the work and it's tedious.

I would love to be able to draw/paint with no reference material at all, and these are my attempts.



How am I doing ?

ExpressiveAngie
05-23-2004, 08:02 AM
Hi All,

I haven't been doing this long and would like some advice plz :)

The paintings...

http://www.arbf55.dsl.pipex.com/painting.htm

The drawings....

http://www.arbf55.dsl.pipex.com/

Go easy on the paintings , I've only been at it for 2 weeks!

I've put everything on there , even my first painting ever.

I would love to be able to draw/paint with no reference material at all, and these are my attempts.



How am I doing ?

First, let me say you have been quite prolific in a matter of 2 weeks!
I think your paintings are vibrant and your drawings are good in that they show a range of value. Keep going. Show the next painting you complete and let us critique it for you. There is a drawing forum to get opinions on those.
:)

HRH Goldie
05-23-2004, 09:56 AM
Amazing if you've only done these in a two week period.
You've obviously mastered the theories behind abstract landscape so go for it. :clap:
All we can do is practice - when things go wrong or we want to change them then drop in here, a different set of eyes on a piece of work will throw up all different ideas.
Oh and by the way there are some great wips in abstract landscapes - you may want to look at mjt's recent postings. He takes you through step by step and its reassuring if nothing else.
Keep it up and keep us posted with your new work. :cool: ;)
Christine

scotchpie
05-23-2004, 09:58 AM
Hi and welcome

I like your paintings alot, theyhave a very abstract nature to themand all in just 2 weeks, wow! I think I like the waves best.

Your drawings are good too. The sence of light in the lapc drawing is excellent.

Keep going.

BTW, why do you want to paint without reference photo's?

Andrew

Even If It Rains
05-23-2004, 01:36 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the speedy replies.
Yes 2 weeks, I tend to paint very quickly , usually less than 1 hour for each. Also I think i have become slighty addicted to painting , I love it !

As to reference photo's, I don't know, i think i just want to be free from that
bondage. It's more pure. Anyway i have a thousand reference photo's in my head :D

blumoon
05-23-2004, 02:09 PM
Don't stop now . . . your works are looking good. Nice color.

Moosehead
05-23-2004, 03:16 PM
Like you, I am new to acrylics and painting in general. In my opinion your work is very good. Very dramatic. I like these.

Lady Carol
05-23-2004, 04:54 PM
You have a distinctive style aready. :D

it'sALLart
05-24-2004, 08:14 PM
not to push you in any certain direction but...

i think the strongest stuff is the work that looks more surreal... especially "flowers"... i'd see what happened if i went even further with that if i were the painter, but i'm not. do whatever!

printzessofthenorth
05-24-2004, 11:57 PM
Even if it Rains,

Your skys are absolutely freakin' fantastic! They all sort of a touch of 'sinister' that I love. Love the surreal thing too. :clap:

debbie