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Old 01-21-2012, 02:46 PM
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Old Philosopher




I finished this one a few months ago however, it got deleted along with some other threads.

I struggled with this one. It is an exercise in trying to get that old master feel. The image doesn't show the texture that was built up in translucent layers to get the crusty face the way I wanted.

The photo isn;t very good it was taken from my phone.

Any feedback is always welcome.

Any questions will be answered as best I can.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:16 PM
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Beautiful!!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:03 AM
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Thank you Sparkle. Love your name.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:41 PM
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I like this one a lot...Should we recognize the old master....? Impressive!...Terry
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:26 PM
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thanks a lot Terry. LOL of course Rembrandts Aristotle was my starting point.
Wasn't trying to duplicate his (who can) but get as close as I could to a feeling.

the translucent glaze approach sure built up some texture and depth and allowed me to work on getting the feeling of introspection. I have much to work on to get a real character study..
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks Artguy for your response...It is my ambition to paint like that..I should have recognized a Rembrandt figure...Is there a book or place to go to pick up instruction such as you described.?..I do like the old masters but I'm fairly new at this...There is so much depth in your painting and it sparks my hopes to paint that way. Terry
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:51 AM
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Hi, firstly, "bravo".

What medium do you use to make your glaze.

I'm new, I have everything to learn. I start the portraits. I think that's what it was more difficult.

(excuse my english I am french)
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:37 PM
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Thanks Daniel,
What medium? Well, since this was done in acrylics, the medium is water with a retarder. The retarder slows the drying time down. But I did layer it with pure gel medium over an initial translucent rendering. Then come back in and do more glazing. and then more.

It almost ended in the trash a couple of times.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:09 PM
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Thank you Artguy!
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: Old Philosopher

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I have much to work on to get a real character study..

I really hope your kidding...or being extremely modest.

Even with a low quality camera this is clearly a finely crafted piece. I'm sure I would even praise it more highly if I could see the layers better.
If you get a change try to take another picture.
This is one of those galvanizing portraits the underlings will work harder to follow in your footsteps for.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:53 AM
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Thanks so much for your comment Shark.
Hopefully I will get a better pic of this soon.
I am not one to sing praises of my own work, it just seems tacky.
Just like everyone else once a painting is done I always see things
that need work. But we have to stop somewhere.
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Nicely done. Looking forward for more.
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