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01-25-2003, 07:36 PM
I am new here and already am addicted. Great site!!!
Ok, on with my question. . . . .I have noticed that most of the art here is original ideas (not done using a pattern). I am not creative enough at this time to do that, I use patterns. . .Is that frowned upon at this site????
I have been tole painting for years and am just now experimenting with more realistic paintings, however, like I said, I usually use some kind of pattern, or at least a picture to follow.
I am looking forward to getting to know you all better and cant wait to recieve my critiques after my first postings.
Have a great day!
01-25-2003, 07:54 PM
If the image you're using is copyrighted and you don't have permission...then you aren't allowed to post it...but if it's from a kit or patterns and you're allowed to post, then go ahead.
Hi Dina, welcome to the best site on the Internet!
I hope you'll gain confidence here to step out and try doing some of your own original designs. You have lots of experience, if you've been painting for years!
Also, there are lots of copyright-free photos in the reference library here if you need reference material.
So give it a try, show us what you do, and you'll be surprised how much help and encouragement you'll get.
Welcome, and get painting!
02-17-2003, 08:36 PM
Hello Dina: Most of the patterns I used in the past were from decorative painting magazines. Check inside the front cover and they usually say : may be reprduced for fun or profit and not mass produced. When in doubt , check for an e-mail address and send an e-mail to the artist. I always feel honoured when someone wants to paint something I have photographed or painted.
Hope this helps.
02-20-2003, 04:50 PM
In the article I wrote for here, I contacted the magazine where we found a design that we liked and used it for our cupboard. The designer was very happy that we used her name in the article.
It'll be easy enough to make up your own patterns from photographs taken by yourself if you have access to a camera, all you need to do is take several photos of a flower from different angles, and at different times like:
1) full flower
2) partially opened flower
as long as they match in proportion you should be able to trace off the flowers/buds/leaves to a composition of your choosing. I read an article in the Decorative Artist's Workbook based on this, I'm sitting here waiting patiently for spring to arrive to take photos of my flowers :D I could buy from the florist but that costs money :D
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