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Old 02-25-2005, 01:15 PM
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This would certainly work well. It is going to combine a lot of elements that will help fool the viewer. First, The floors would probably be wood plank, which will give you lots of lines to draw the eye back into the painting. Then, you have the bowling pins, which make a great focal point. Your other ideas sound good, too! Patrick Hughes has a train tunnel in his book, which looks really cool. Perhaps you should do the hallway with doors- The dream could be a sign??
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Thanks Andrew and I see what you mean about having furniture and such sticking out from the walls. Sorry my quick sketch of a bowling lane was on its side! Yes, That would be a good one to refine and try out. I may have to actually step foot into a bowling alley for research. LOL
I am going to pm you about your address - it got covered up with the packing label on the box.
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ps the dream as been recurring for years! Usually its like a dark attic passageway with lots of twists and turns.
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You make this look so easy. From a tactical point of view, thinking backwards is a callenge.
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Re: Project Discussion: Reverspective

Just to let you know, my blockgot here last week and as soon as I finish up a couple of other projects, will start on it. In the meantime, I'm thinking about ideas to paint. Thanks for all your work on this project.

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I've got my block puttied, primed but won't be able to paint until after the 13th most likely... but that is first on my list of things when we get back from our trip...

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Re: Project Discussion: Reverspective

I finally have the block in my hands after a bit of an argument with USPS (my apartment building has a concierge that accepts packages, there are large lockers with keys designed for use by USPS for packages that won't fit in the mailbox - the keys should get put in the mailbox, and my fiancee was home when they "tried" to deliver it - twice!!! and after the first time I left instructions in the mailbox). Eventually I just went and picked it up from the post office.

Anyway, I intended to go and get the primer and so on tonight but bad weather hit a couple of hours ago so it'll be tomorrow night before I get started. I can't wait to get going now I have this wonderful box to paint on (thanks again Andrew).

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You make this look so easy. From a tactical point of view, thinking backwards is a callenge.

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Thinking backwards is a challenge, for sure!! I think that my printmaking background helps, though- after all, printmakers have to do EVERYTHING backwards to get it to print right
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Glad to hear all the blocks are arriving safe and sound

I dont want anyone to feel rushed at all- Paint when you can! There is no deadline... Just have fun with it.

I am working on my 6th reverse perspective now... I think that I am addicted...

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Is it starting to work? I think I should have used my other flash so you got a better pic of the left side.
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That looks very interesting Lady Carol. It is dark on the left though - maybe you could lighten it?
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Looking good!!

I like the look of this one, The trees and path will draw you in to the middle- Just like they are supposed to!!

Thinking backwards like that is a challenge at first, but it is also half the fun of the project!! At this point, you should be able to step back a bit and see the effect first hand, too. This is when it gets fun!!

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A few tips for displaying, lighting and photographing-

Since there are some people out there busily painting away, I thought I would post some info on how to best display and light these buggers.

First- Display. I mount mine on a PLAIN, GREY backboard, made of plywood. I like to have about a 2-3" border all around, to serve as a frame. My house has kind of wild colors on the walls, so I generally matt all my artwork with a neutral grey to provide seperation- See the example on 'Doors to Space'-



Hang them close to eye level, for the greatest effect. You also want to hang them so that the viewer has room to move around and 'explore' the piece.


Now, LIGHTING. They need to be lit directly, from multiple sources. You want to avoid any shadows, as they will tend to ruin or lessen the effect. I have track lighting, so it is very easy for me to adjust the lights as required to light mine perfectly.

Photographing these is also a problem. I usually try to light them well, and take the photo from a tripod without flash. Flash tends to cause harsh shadows and glare. Now, I will stress that I am certainly not a photographer by any means, but this is what has worked for me.

On nice days, I just bring them outside, put them on the ground, and photograph them from above....

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Hope I did this right - Carol, this is wonderful!!!! Such a great idea too! It looks great in the "finished " gallery [ic - so much better than the dark pic you had in the thread here - now I can really see it and I love it!
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Oh, I am working on the bowling lane! Shhhh......its going to be a birthday present for my DH.
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Looks good!!

Do you get that odd 'twisting' feeling when you look at it and move from side to side? If so, it was a sucsess!! It appears that it will work, but it is SO hard to tell in 2-d, you really have to see it in person!!

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Re: Project Discussion: Reverspective

I couldn't upload into the progress image section...because the project is full....but here is my sketch....I was thinking (always scary ) that you could probably create a sketch that could be stretched in photoshop to be painted on the angled surfaces to make the painting go a bit easier...I'm trying to make the "back" wall on the left, (through the doorway) on the same plane as the front door.....the large wall hanging on the right side is to be a detailed quilt...and that's why I'm trying to figure out a simpler way to transfer the sketch to the surface!

I know I know...quit thinking and start painting



Just realized...figures are back lit...and I will put their shadows on the rug in the house....
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This looks great!

I think it will work well.

Transfering the image from the flat 2-d plane of a sketch to the 3-d world of the block is a challenge, but it gets easier as you go. Once you have done 2 or 3, it becomes second nature!!

I can't wait to see this one finished...

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