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Old 05-22-2019, 04:53 PM
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Thanks Barb. Am still learning, and enjoying the process. That's why I am continuing with this form of self-learning. Wanting to do at least fifty by September. Which onviously means I'll be doing other Masters.

A couple more starts: The Balcony (minus the railing and detailing) and The Spanish Singer (also missing detailing).

The first was done entirely using a Round 2 brush. All acrylics. Used two different brands: Hooker's Dark Green, Mars Black; and Orange and White for the base and mixed colours. Then reused paints for second piece adding Yellow and Scarlet into the mix. Blocked in the second piece using a Round 0 brush before continuing with the 2.


This took me less than an hour.


This took an hour and half. The bench stool threw me out a little and thus it took a little longer as a result.

Have one more to go to complete this first group before detailing. Then back to the birds. Cheers.
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These are great. I've always like the Fifer, it's one of my favourites.

Even missing detailing, I can clearly see what paintings these are.

Your palette is like a tweaked Zorn palette. I like it very much.


(i changed your thread title, let me know if you'd like something different)
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:28 AM
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Thanks for changing the title, Virginia. If you could add the naked butt icon as well to help warn/notify visitors it would be appreciated. Had to google the Zorn palette reference as I've never heard it before. Learnt something new. Although I've probably did it unconsciously.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:18 AM
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Hi Lawrence, really enjoying seeing your work. What an ambitious project you have in front of you 50 by September. I知 sure you値l make it. You inspire me to try something similar. I don稚 think I could make 50 by September maybe 20. I can hardly wait to see them finished. I could tell right away just like Virginia what the paintings were. I too will have to look up the Zorn palette as I have never heard of it either.
Virginia thanks for mentioning the Zorn palette. I am always learning here.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:51 AM
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Nice goal, Barb. Someone once told me many years back, "Reach for the stars, and touch the moon." I always refer to that whenever I face the unknown. Having goals are useful on one's journey. Hope you reach yours. I will nudge you from time to time just like your generous support has aided me with my quest.

I will let you in on a secret though: I had already decided (shortly after the ATC Challenge was done) to continue with these delightful cards and format. I had chosen four Masters because they offered specifics lessons for me. With twelve paintings from each one also selected my project was ready to begin.

At the present rate of doing two per day, I can easily have the fifty roughly done by the end of June. Which then leaves me July and August to finish and present at my leisure. I expect the detailing will take much longer than the initial "sketching in".

And then the NFL regular season begins. Yay! Don't you just love it when a plan organises itself. Regards.
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Thanks for the plan. I think I will try something similar and thanks for the encouragement, it helps a lot.
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Four more started tonight.


Spring.


Blue Venice.


Boating.


Gypsy with cigarette.

Did four instead of intended two because I had too much paint leftover.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:43 AM
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What great starts. My dad loves Renoir and collected reproductions of his works. I知 looking forward to seeing these finished and also the next ones. They look Like giant paintings but I know they are much smaller. I saw a Renoir exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute years ago. It had most of his major works it was spectacular. The colors in the works are so much more vibrant than what they appear in reproductions. You are on your way to capturing that.
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Thanks. Had to make some more foil cards and took a wee break. Finish the Manet selections. Next Master after a break.


Portrait of Victorine Meurent.


Laundry.


Chez le Pere Lathuille.


Luncheon in the Studio.

And group shot.


A good plan is a flexible plan. Original plab modified thanks to wife's suggestion. Given the speed with "sketching in", I am allowing two weeks to finish this group off.
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They are looking amazing. I like how organized you are, that's a great way to follow through!

I think my favourite so far is "Chez le Pere Lathuille", I like the whole attitude and the colors too.
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Hi Lawrence. My goodness you are ambitious, prolific, and your cards are looking SO GOOD!
Love your birds!
Looking forward to seeing the rest all finished. You have made a lot of progress so far.
Thank you for sharing your projects and steps with us.
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Thanks Virginia. I liked that piece as soon as I saw it so had to include it. Yes, Christine, it is a very ambitious endeavour I've set for myself, but one needs to set self challenges always. As the saying goes, I will rest when I die.

Started my second Master a few days back. No guesses who: he has certainly left a deep inspired impression on me.


San Giorgio Maggiore at dusk


Parlement, coucher de soleil
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Monet is amazing. I recognized them right away, what beauties.
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Thanks Virginia. They are a challenge but one worth attempting. Some more starters done today.


Weeping Willow. A favourite that I would happily lose myself if I sighted the original.


Boating on the river Epte (can't read my own writing).


Arrival of the Normandy train, Gare Saint-Lazare.


Bords de la Seine a Argenteuil.


Snow at Argenteuil.
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Wow these are so beautiful. I知 happy that you are painting Monet. These looks so much like the originals and I知 sure your learning a lot from each master. These are going to be spectacular when they are completed. I read or saw on you tube about the train depot it was an interesting story on how he was able to get into the station and what they had to do to get the smoke to fill the station so he could paint it. The snow at Atgenteuil is wonderful. I keep coming back just to see what you致e posted.
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