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Thank you, Becca and Paul! It's 9" x 20" on linen, Paul.
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Graham, you seem to have good self control with your color - I love paintings that focus on one color and have only a few other subdued, complementary colors. Did you use a very limited palette? As a beginner, I have to use a limited palette just for the sake of harmony, but my colors still tend to be brighter than I want (I love tonalist works, I just can't produce them!)

Hi Heather, thanks for the compliment. My palette isn't particularly limited - on it I have 3 yellows, 4 reds, a green and 2 blues, plus white of course - although I probably only use about half of those colours in most paintings.

What I do find helpful in maintaining harmony is to use one base mix - might be of any colour, perhaps sky or background foliage, something like that - and then try to incorporate that into other mixes as I make them up.

Hope that is of some help!
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Untitled work in progress, oil on panel, 20 x 10". From a photo I took in Arizona with my brother-in-law Dan last year; hopefully I'll get some more done to it in the not too distant!

Bit of glare still from the wet paint, but you get the idea I expect
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Lovely, Graham...You do well with these arch features.
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Have been very busy lately.

Here are a few recent paintings. Quite small.


5" x 7"


8" x 10"

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Nora, they are beautiful!!!
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Wow, Nora! These are incredible, and they're both from life, right? I wish I could paint fast enough to get results like that.
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Hi Nora,

I have a question about the top painting of the two - it looks like there are brushstrokes or indentations from a brush going across the colors - from the woman on the left all the way to the right edge of the painting. Does it just look that way from the photo, or... oh, did you paint over another painting?
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Re: What's On Your Easel?....May 2012

Elvis - Fantastic, very atmospheric.

K - I really like it, the handprint on the face, never seen anything like that before, is that traditional? Symbolic?

Been working more on Captain Jack, I like the looseness in the hair but really need more detail, itching to work on him more but the paint is still too wet.
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Punk, he does have attitude!
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Hi Nora,

I have a question about the top painting of the two - it looks like there are brushstrokes or indentations from a brush going across the colors - from the woman on the left all the way to the right edge of the painting. Does it just look that way from the photo, or... oh, did you paint over another painting?

Thanks Becca and Nancy. . Only the woman is from life Nancy, I did the painters from a picture of two do my friends.

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You are seeing the gessoed Masonite surface, which I sometimes use to prime my wooden panels. I like to leave the the roughness showing on some of my pieces. The light is hitting the surface just right so you're seeing it a bit more prominently than they are in person. These digital cameras pick up every detail.
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Nora, I wish my digital camera picked up every detail. Every time I post something it looks like I airbrushed it - no strokes at all! I am going to dip into my savings this weeks and get a Canon Power-shot! Cheap as I am, I'm still determined!!!!!!
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Re: What's On Your Easel?....May 2012

Thanks for your replies, Freesail and Becca!

Can't wait to see your painting completed, Graham. Looks great so far.

Nora, you have made your style yours! Love how you leave the brush strokes showing. When I try do this, I can't seem to get it so it is not too distracting. You manage that so well.

punkmuppet, I'd love to see how Captain Jack turn out. I like the background already.

Nancy, go for it! A good camera really does make an artists's life so much easier.

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Nora, I wish my digital camera picked up every detail. Every time I post something it looks like I airbrushed it - no strokes at all! I am going to dip into my savings this weeks and get a Canon Power-shot! Cheap as I am, I'm still determined!!!!!!

Can't go wrong with a Powershot. I have three Canons and my small Canon point n shoot is just about as good as the other dslrs. Love Canon cameras.
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Re: What's On Your Easel?....May 2012

Nancy,

I really love your use of color and the mood it creates! It is really beautiful.

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Her face is beginning to look more like Edith. she's still cute, but a little more majestic. The last post I did of her had her right eye rolling out of its socket, which would never do! I still have some color adjustments to make there, but I think I need to get the rest of the figure in, instead of going "windowshade" method!

Here's the next step on "Edith has left the building."



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