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03-31-2007, 11:16 AM
Hi and welcome to the Classical Forum Gallery Thread.

(Finished Work Only*)

Please post your classical forum style work
in any media
that you have just finished!

Everyone is welcome to post in this thread -

Newbies and experts

Please share details as to your support, size, media.

We look forward to seeing your work...

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A jpg works best.
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however, please tell us what you like about the work and why.


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04-07-2007, 05:40 PM
Hi Everyone, this is my 1st post on the classical forum and I really enjoy the works presented here.
This piece is based on a sketch by Michelangelo called ďThe Head of a SatyrĒ, itís made of fired clay, painted with a bronze powdered paint and is about life-size, although now that I think about it I donít know the size of a satyr. Anyway, I thought this would be a good place to post it and say hi.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Apr-2007/67-s_2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-Apr-2007/67-s_3.jpg

04-08-2007, 10:45 AM
Welcome Frank

Your detail is wonderful! I enjoy seeing and reading about
how you've made your Saytr.

From what I've seen most everyone else thinks
they are about life-size too. :)


04-08-2007, 04:23 PM
Thanks Nickel, here is a link to an image of the drawing.



04-08-2007, 05:20 PM
Frank, it's beautiful! So nicely done. Welcome to the Classical Art forum, it's good to have you here! Val

04-08-2007, 06:28 PM
Easter Flowers


Oil on Canvas 16x20

04-08-2007, 06:30 PM
Frank, Thanks very much for the link !!!!!!!!!!!!!


04-09-2007, 11:04 PM
Hi Val, thanks for the welcome and encouragement.
Nickel, nice floral, colorful and seasonal.

04-10-2007, 12:13 AM
Why the Butt icon? Is there some secret phallic symbol in Nickle's flowers I'm missing?

04-10-2007, 12:37 AM
Why the Butt icon? Is there some secret phallic symbol in Nickle's flowers I'm missing?

lol! I think Nickel was just being prepared for what images might follow. The icon is gone for now...until we need it. :) Val

04-10-2007, 12:18 PM
I don't think I've ever posted any of my work here at the Classical forum... but then for the last 4+ years I have been working abstractly in collage. Just recently I've felt the need to return to oil painting and even images:eek: once more. I've been slowly getting a feel for oil painting and its various demands and possibilities once more and I look forward to summer break where I can paint 5 or more days a week all day long. Nevertheless... it seemed logical to stick with some simple still-life imagery at first and so here are the third and fourth paintings I have completed after more than a four year hiatus from painting all together. Thanks for looking.:wave: (Now I'll duck all Lukes expected barbs:lol:)



(both oil on canvas over cradled panel, the first approx. 12x15" the second 24" square)

04-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Barbs? I'm not a barberous barb thrower. Never have been. But the butt icon needs to be restored, and we must credit Nickel with prescience, knowing by some form of extra-sensory perception what was to follow. All that toilet paper fetish. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Anita Murphy
04-10-2007, 02:53 PM
Frank - WOW! Superb! What a delight!

Nickel - lovely spring flowers!

Luke - I really like the second one! Wonderful abstract quality to the shapes. Just delicious! I could live with this hanging on my wall! Its SO interesting!

04-10-2007, 05:07 PM
Here we go again.

I'mmmmmmm LUKE! He's Dave.

04-10-2007, 09:19 PM
Thanks Frank and Anita for the comment on my floral.
My child sent an email and said, mom your flower is droopy.

David like your still life. The colors are just enough.

Believe it or not I considered
this type of paper for the fold challenge. :)

I meant to say I had seen your plant in the other forum.
The one with the glove. I liked it too.

I can think of no place I'd rather be than in

the same forum with

two Saints


((our)) Patron Saint(S) of Painters. :)

I have no trouble telling you either apart from the other.

You Both are handsome and complete gentlemen always

and protect and guide us. Saints both of you.

Anita Murphy
04-10-2007, 11:32 PM
Lukes (1 and 2) - neither of you have your real name's in your siggy line so for the unintroduced among us you are both Luke!
You have to remember I am a bear with little brain and it takes very little to confuse me completely!
In my defense it is also because Luke is one of my favourite names and if I get to use it twice as often it has to be a bonus!

04-10-2007, 11:37 PM
Luke, Anita, Nickle... thanks for looking and for the comments. I should add that I am very much intrigued with Anita's images of empty rooms. I have been looking at similar-themed paintings by Avigdor Arikha and Vilhelm Hammershoi. Such subjects certainly lend themselves to my compositional interests as developed in all those geometric collage pieces... and there is the added psychological impact of the space devoid of human presense... which is nevertheless suggested. And Luke... once again I must credit you with one of your moments of rare lucidity and brilliant observational commentary:

"...and we must credit Nickel with prescience, knowing by some form of extra-sensory perception what was to follow. All that toilet paper fetish."

Nickle is most certainly deserving of credit if not for her gift of prescience, then certainly for her mastery of diplomacy!:lol: By the way, Luke... how could you possibly have missed the obvious phallic imagery present in the bottles:confused:?

04-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Lukes (1 and 2) - neither of you have your real name's in your siggy line so for the unintroduced among us you are both Luke!

Of course there are those who are so confused that they are certain that we are merely literary inventions of a single master-mind. Indeed, one would have been hard-pressed to have invented a more unlikely/perfect duo of Dopplegangers. If we weren't real one might think that I merely invented Luke to carry on my schizophrenic discussions in public. Not that I would ever do such a thing:wink2:.

Oh there you go again... giving us all away!

Er... umm... I mean... Luke! Shut up!

04-11-2007, 01:05 AM
Dave, (do I have the name right?) Wonderful paintings, I'm so glad you finally posted some for us in this forum. A especially like the timeless style with the very modern objects within. Val

04-11-2007, 10:30 AM
Yes, Valorie, you have the name right. Dave is his name. Or David. And just to let you in on a little secret, he likes to be called "Bubba" too. As for me, my name really is LUKE. Has been since I was born. And I will fight to the death to hornor and preserve that distinction. I have never met another Luke in person, and I am rather old. Read the name in newspapers and such, but never met a live one. Now does every one understand the distress this imposter is laying on me? Sowing his seeds of confusion as he continually seeks firmer purchase on my coat tails? In a desperate need to keep apace with my never ending ascendency? Disgraceful. Utterly disgraceful.

04-11-2007, 10:40 PM
Hi Nickel, Luke, Anita, Val and David!!! :D :heart:

Nickel you love to inspire me to paint florals, don't you!! I haven't painted much in ages! Good to be able to see your art again and share you dear company. Aswell as everyone else. :heart:

And a warm hello to Frank. :wave: Great work. :cool:

David, cool still life. What a pleasure to see your artwork. :)

Even though I couldn't paint much since last December. I got inspired to paint this portrait for a beautiful child who's birthday is today. I've just finished few days ago.


Anita Murphy
04-11-2007, 11:28 PM
Rose - every piece you do takes a leap forward! The eyes are lovely! Well done!

04-12-2007, 12:02 PM
Hi Present and Rosebard, thanks for the welcome and kind words.
I agree with Present on the eyes Rosebard, alot of depth and clarity.

Mony G
04-12-2007, 12:21 PM
Hi! I dropped in here after updating myself on the tree challenge ...there's a lot of nice work in here... after seeing Nickel's spring flowers I decided to post in a recent work of mine in watercolour pencils on Fabriano 2b rough paper , the paper wasn't thick enough for watercolours thus the crinkly look !


it also looks a bit crooked because the picture wasn't taken straight... but I can assure you that the painting is!

have a good time ,


04-12-2007, 04:56 PM
Hi Rose! ((Busy Bee)) :)

What a pretty baby!!!
I'll be third to say oh my "the eyes!"
I know you are happy painting!
It's good to see this painting!

I like the background color against the red shirt.

Now about painting
pretty flowers :)

Hi Mony!

Your tulips make me smile!
It's a lovely spring painting!

I like the background color.
And enjoy the design in the
table cover.
You did this from life
and not a photograph, right?

You see the definitions very well.:)


Mony G
04-13-2007, 06:20 AM
Hi Nickel... yes it was done from life...I was inspired by a watercolour painting I saw in a book with a vase of red tulips with a similar rug underneath... I like the way the tulips hang so loosely over the vase, don't you?

Have a nice day, everybody


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04-15-2007, 12:32 PM
Thanks Anita, Frank and Nickel.

Nice work with the floral still life Mony. :)

Mony G
04-25-2007, 09:53 AM
Hi My friends!
I'm afraid I've got a double post this time as I lost this thread... so I first posted it into the Classical Art Journey while this one was perhaps its right place... then Nickel gave me the link so I managed to get here again!
Thanks Nickel!

It is one of my most recent oil paintings I have just taken it home from Art classes and took a picture of it ... but there is a lot of reflection in the photo thus being of rather poor quality !
I was anxious to post it here , though... as I'm not too good at painting people's faces and making portraits yet ...

it is a portrait of my daughter Barbara together with my dog Snooze


so I'm sorry if Iseem rather repetitive having posted it in twice in this forum !

Have a nice day!


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