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Mikey
02-16-2005, 09:31 AM
I've begun this with a quicky biro sketch from my imagination on A4 paper. I'm trying a few things in Bryce 3d software to see if it sparks my imagination. The actual painting should be 24 x 28 using oils.

I've just bought Bryce, but it is quite easy to use. You want mid afternoon, then choose that sky, then you want to try a sunset, simply change the sky. Then you can swivel the scene round for any other viewpoint. I need to do a bit of post-production work on those distant hills. I'll be able to use Bryce to design imaginary builings and hopefully solve a lot of perspective and lighting problems.

Mikey

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Feb-2005/28043-Beautiful_Land_sketch.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/michael.fone1/Bryce_Landscape_2.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/michael.fone1/Bryce_Sunset.jpg

Jim Updegraff
02-16-2005, 07:38 PM
It is hard to tell much about this yet, Mikey, but it has all sorts of possibilities. I can’t think of the name of the painter or the title right now but there is an 18th Century portrait of a couple in a landscape. She is sitting on a bench. He is sort of slouching there with a fowling piece and a spaniel. Both look very satisfied with themselves. There is a gorgeous, soft, expansive English landscape spread out behind them. I can imagine this piece turning into something like that.

On behalf of tchrist and my self and others, Iowa calls its self the Beautiful Land. Supposedly from a similar word in the Algonquin dialect of the Sauk and Fox Tribe. It is said that when Marquette and Joliet came down the Wisconsin River into the Mississippi and became the first Europeans to tred our soil, they asked one of the locals what the name of this place was. The reply was “Io-way.” We are told that means “Beautiful Land,” but there is a school of thought that says the phrase really means “I’ll be damned if I know.” :wink2:

Mikey
02-16-2005, 07:51 PM
Hi Jim, thanks. I think the painting you are referring to must be by the young Gainsborourgh. Was it of Mr. and Mrs Andrews?
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gainsborough/andrews.jpg

The second version of that explaination may seem more likely to our present day minds, but I'll bet on the first.

Mikey

Esmeralinda
02-16-2005, 09:19 PM
Honestly Mikey, I can already see a beautiful scene here. I relate to her very much.

Linda :)

p.s. Jim, that was very interesting. Love history!

Mikey
02-17-2005, 06:11 AM
Honestly Mikey, I can already see a beautiful scene here. I relate to her very much.

Linda :)

p.s. Jim, that was very interesting. Love history!

Linda, I've reallly hit my target if people can relate to a painting.

Mikey

Jim Updegraff
02-17-2005, 07:40 AM
I think the painting you are referring to must be by the young Gainsborourgh. Was it of Mr. and Mrs Andrews?


Bingo!

chammi kaiser
02-17-2005, 05:29 PM
:wave: Mikey I think this has great possibilities. I see sadness (something lost?) I am really looking forward to your next step. Chammi.

Mikey
02-17-2005, 05:41 PM
Chammi, you are surely very empathatic. There is past loss, but I like to think great hope for the future. This was originally inspired by a story I have been writing.

Mikey

Mikey
02-18-2005, 12:01 PM
24 x 28 inch canvas, oils

This shows my basic composition and intention. I intend to work this one up a fair bit, but as you can see begin with the usual mess which seems to suit me well enough.

Mikey

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Feb-2005/28043-Beautiful_Land_1.jpg

Frida200
02-19-2005, 07:53 AM
Mikey,

I really like the mood of it as it is right now.
Lots of atmosphere.

:)

will be following closely

Esmeralinda
02-19-2005, 07:53 AM
Hi Mikey,
I hope I don't discourage you, because it could be just me, but shouldn't she be more to the left. I feel her too close to the edge ! Especially if she has hope for the future. What do you think ?

Lovely mood and colours.

Linda :)

Mikey
02-19-2005, 10:50 AM
Hi Claudia and Linda, here I was replying to your post when my computer went down. It may be the power unit. Claudia, yes it will have atmosphere so I've got to learn a few new things. Yes Linda I thought about her being looking out of the p;icture, but tend to do what comes to mind anyway. We'll see.

Mikey