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Old 05-10-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: P.A.L. (Paint-a-Long): Edges, lost and found, hard and soft....

I told myself that I would go slowly... since I should be cleaning, or packing...or something. I did do a preliminary 'sketch'/painting on the back of an old 12x12 piece of paper...

I so tend to just jump right in (which probably shows), but I am going to try and slow myself down. I know...all of you are laughing...I am too....

I drew the objects loosely in black water color pencil...then grabbed a 2" brush and filled in some black on the left and in the shadows, and van dyke brown for the next darker. I took the ref photo, and looked at it in grayscale...then used my program to posterize it...and just started painting in a few colors, using cheap paints (orange, yellow, and flesh colored) just to give an idea of shapes. Amazingly...I almost like it as it is...hopefully the one I do on canvas works as well!
"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech."
"Who said one paints with colors? One employs colors, but one paints with feeling."

~Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
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