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Gary B
03-21-2001, 06:16 AM
Hi all...

Portrait of my poodle with her parents. Top to bottom: Marvelous Marvin, professional father......Cushion, my Mother's dog......Pansy as a pup.

I did this for fun in about 2 hrs. 14" x 18"

This is an oil on prepared, hot-pressed illustration board. Painted with my fingers.
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Gary

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LarrySeiler
03-21-2001, 07:42 AM
Excellent work Gary....!!! What else can be said...!

Finger painted too! What fun. Something devious and amusing to fly in the face of the "must have the best brushes" thinking. -Larry

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Roan
03-21-2001, 08:50 AM
This is just wonderful!

Great work.

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Gary B
03-21-2001, 09:14 AM
Thanks...

This was great fun. Doen't work too well with canvas...wears the skin off. But with a slick surface...White, smooth masonite paneling works great. interesting approach for portraits also. I usually use this to explore possibilities for a canvas painting. I'm usually able to sell these prelims also.

Gary

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Roan
03-21-2001, 09:49 AM
Heh, I can imagine how that would feel on canvas! You should try using bare fingers on sanded pastel surface.

Sanded papers like Wallis FEEL smooth, so you forget and start using your fingers instead of a tissue or other tool http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif OUCH! You very quickly end up with no fingerprints or a bloody finger :P

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<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;--- supply resources for pastelists!

Gary B
03-21-2001, 10:37 AM
I know the feeling well. <IMG SRC="http://www.radiks.net/~ghb/Hurt.gif" border=0>

Gary

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Shirl
03-21-2001, 10:41 AM
Amazing....wonderful....with your fingers?--in 2 hours? Might take me weeks with the best brushes ya can buy. Kid sure looks like his dad http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Roan
03-21-2001, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by Gary B:
I know the feeling well. <IMG SRC="http://www.radiks.net/~ghb/Hurt.gif" border=0>


You GO Gary!

Hugs!



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<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Bu shoilleir a dhreach, 's bu luath
Shiubhal: Sith-fada b'e ainm." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">"Shining his coat, and speedy
His pace -- Si-Fada his name."
Si-Fada = "long pace"</FONT s>
RoanStudio.com (http://RoanStudio.com) &lt;--- supply resources for pastelists!

pgetha
03-21-2001, 02:42 PM
These are great! Fingers! I would have never guessed. Even the eyes? That is pretty incredible. I just started painting in oils and bought a 4x8 sheet of masonite to use. I like the smooth surface. I haven't painted on canvas in years and the last time I did it was with acrylics in college. I just didn't like how the paint moved. Could be that I wasn't doing it right though.
Pat

tammy
03-22-2001, 12:34 AM
Did you really finger paint? Looks great!

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GC
03-22-2001, 12:46 AM
Hi Gary,

You already know that I am in love with this painting.

Ginette

[This message has been edited by GC (edited March 22, 2001).]

Gary B
03-22-2001, 07:14 AM
Originally posted by GC:
Hi Gary,

You already know that I am in love with this painting.

Ginette

[This message has been edited by GC (edited March 22, 2001).]

Hi Genette...

Great to see ya.

Got to admit...I did some detail work with a Q-tip and an eraser (typewriter), with just a soup-con of brush.

Gary



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