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10-01-2004, 11:22 PM
Hi folks,

Here are three paintings I have worked on this week. They have been done using reference photos from the image library. The one of the pink one seen from above from a photo by madmum, the other two from photos by tessp.

The white one is 14"x14", the rectangular one 16"x24", and the other 18"x18". All three acrylic on canvas.

The colours of the images are pretty close to the paintings but not bang-on.

What do you think, is the subject worth pursuing a little more?

Lady Carol
10-02-2004, 12:04 AM
These are really good Frank. I am impressed. So you have a wider repertoire than just birds eh?

10-02-2004, 07:50 AM
"What do you think, is the subject worth pursuing a little more?"

Frank you are so talented and I think you need to pursue whatever and whereever your Muse directs you. Carry on! :clap:

10-02-2004, 07:56 AM
The subject is definately worth pursuing!! Good work there! :clap:
Hey there birdies - make room!!! :)

10-03-2004, 08:50 PM
Thanks Carol, yes I do, I have done flowers before, as well as cats, dogs, people, a few still lifes...

Thank you Pastelmama and Bertoni. I think I will do one with a little more detail, more lilies and some golfish in a pond, as soon a s I get some more canvasses. I may be doing some landscape studies en plain air (sp) on masonite this week. First time on that surface and first time doing that type of painting.

10-03-2004, 10:57 PM
Great work Frank. Wish I were that fast. :) Pam

10-04-2004, 04:54 PM
Thanks Pam. Did you get the private message I had sent you?

10-04-2004, 05:18 PM
I really like these - definitely a subject worth pursuing.

10-05-2004, 07:33 PM
Thank you Sonia.

Charlie's Mum
10-06-2004, 02:49 PM
Definitely keep on doing what you're doing! these would/do make a nice series.

Marty C
10-06-2004, 06:58 PM
Very nice work, Frank. It will be interesting to hear of your plein air experience. Good luck and good painting!

10-06-2004, 08:26 PM
Thanks Charlie's Mum. How did you get those pictures at the bottom of your posts? I have a banner I would like to put in mine but have not been able to figure out how to do that.

Thanks Marty. I did not get a chance to paint outside yet this week. My Mom was admitted into the hospital on Sunday with internal bleeding (she has cancer). We don't know as of yet what's happening. I did manage to work on another painting between hospital visits, it's very therapeutic. It's of a cockatoo, using a reference photo I took, on canvas.

10-06-2004, 08:31 PM
hi there. I just took a look at your water lily pictures. Very nice work. I love the white one. I am pretty new hear and can't wait to get to know others and see all the artwork. Keep up the good work. :clap:

10-08-2004, 08:52 AM
Thanks for looking and commenting strawberryfields.