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12-31-2011, 11:41 AM
Jacqui, thank you.:) Your landscape is wonderful, such beautiful color with nice soft value changes. I look forward to seeing your portraits when you venture back.
Thank you. One of my "issues" with portraiture is how tight I felt I needed to be. I was attending model drawing sessions for a while and that forced a looseness - really need to go back.
Georg J.P. Wowk
12-31-2011, 01:21 PM
Becca: love your painting very soft adorable.
Jacqui: Vibrant colors
I have finnished these two painting 30 x 40"
12-31-2011, 01:50 PM
Jaro,thank you, nice set!
12-31-2011, 03:30 PM
I like your painting much better now, Becca! Sometimes you have to spend more time to get the effect you want.
I did a quick painting from a picture I took of a guy in a grocery store. Love those little cameras that allow you to be so "undercover". I did change the man's face a lot so no one would ever guess it is him.
12-31-2011, 03:48 PM
Nora, thank you, I like your grocery store sketch...I guess those sneaky cameras are handy.
12-31-2011, 10:33 PM
Here's a new one I painted today - Grandfather Mountain Colors (North Carolina). It's 9" x 12" on board. I like the mountains and the trees on the left but think I lost in on the right and the lower foreground. It's okay I like it anyways. - I'll try it again, maybe in pastel.
12-31-2011, 11:05 PM
Jacqui, lovely bold color in this one, I like it and really think the eye is carried to the spot of light on the left, which is not bad.
01-01-2012, 05:48 AM
This is a gift for my aunt who is turning 80 in a few weeks.
oil on canvas 45cm x 45cm
I hadn't done a still life for quite a while. It was fun.
01-01-2012, 06:58 AM
Great work bethanyt! I think everything about this painting is right. Good job especially on the rendering of the table :clap:
01-01-2012, 07:07 AM
This is amazing! And I agree - the table is beautifully done.
01-01-2012, 07:16 AM
here's what's on my easel at the moment ... my first oil in absolute ages ... !!! ... :o ... in fact, probably only about my 4th in total ... and very much a wip indeed at this stage .... :angel: ....
and since i haven't been in this forum for so long i think i should reintroduce myself ... i have only been painting since 2005 and dabbled in watercolours first (:eek:), then oils, then pastels and then acrylics ... probably did too much dabbling ... !!!.... and it was 2+ yrs ago that i started this oil, as well as an acrylic at the same time, before totally losing my muse ... this year, tho, in order to pull out of my slump i committed myself to an atc project and i managed to do a rush acrylic in september and i rush/finished the acrylic that was sitting 3/4 done to get it into a show ... but this oil is the one that i'm excited and anxious about finishing ... and is what's making me feel most like i'm coming out of my slump ... i am painting it at a studio with other artists working on their own oil paintings and the artist manning the studio space will be a wealth of information and advice as i experiment once again with oils ... i'm just winging it mixing my colours on supplied freezer paper for a pallet and thinning my paint with solvent til it feels a comfortable consistency to apply ... any further advice would be appreciated ... :heart:
the scene is from one of my own photographs ... enlarged using the grid method ... and i picked up at the point of having done the sky and the sunlit parts of the buildings so long ago ... the water's what i've been able to focus on in the two sessions so far recently ... i hope to loosen up a bit with this one and enjoy the process ... :) ... however slowly ... :)
apologies for the blurry photo ... i'll try to get a better one of this stage before progressing now that i see it !! ... (first day with a new cam :lol:) ...
Hi - this is going to be a really nice painting! It must be fun painting with other artists - I've never done that and I think I should try it. Be sure to post the final painting - would love to see it.
01-01-2012, 07:21 AM
my first attempt for animal painting
This is really great! One thing I notices right away was that even thought there a lot of definate verticals marching across half the canvas the composition works extremely well and your eye is led throughout the painting - good work.
01-01-2012, 07:30 AM
commission piece 20"X16" on canvas
Beautiful - love the colors in the bottle and the wine. Looks like you could pick it right up.
01-01-2012, 07:33 AM
4 x 4" Oil on Gessobord, painted from life in the studio "Orange Slices".
Some beautiful work in this thread! Paint on!
I love the simplicity of this arrangement and the colors are delicious :)
01-01-2012, 08:11 AM
Bethany, exceptional work with this all! The light sings in it.
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