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Old 03-20-2018, 05:34 AM
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Giving up my chisel for palete

After decades of working with stone , I decided to clear the dust and try painting. Enough to discover that I know so little about it. Quite romantic to start at 65, but what a heck, late is never too late and WetCanvas with its passionate stuff and artists, seems to be the right place to get some air under my wings. Put your hands together, Adrian is here
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Lots of fine folks here, you will meet many of them as you browse about.
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Welcome Adrian and have fun looking around, lots of things to do, learning areas and Monthly Challenges in several forums.
Look at some of the forums and you'll soon find a fit that's right for you, or maybe several forums!
Changing from stone is a big change, what medium do you want to try to painting in?
Things are organized here by medium and also by subject so it gives a good variety of ways to post things.
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Welcome, Adrian!
Switching from the chisel to the brush will be both challenging and exhilarating.
You did not mention if you are thinking oil, acrylic or watercolor painting, but we have forums for all three.
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Diana, Greggo Jon,
WetCanvas is a planet. Thank you for the welcome note. I want to paint in oil and do portraiture. I am experienced in drawing, occasionally I tried acrylics but oils is a different game and I love the challenge. Wish you all, the best in the world.

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Hi Adrian, glad you're here.

Love your website, I've seen your work on the Field Museum in Chicago, amazing and to do that in such a short time! Wow.

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Impressive body of work!
Your classical works are amazing!
Best of luck on your painting, I work in acrylics and never oils so I might not see you much.
Then again I sometimes check in on portraiture.
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Diana, I am sure we will meet here and there. I like your The Trees by Rush Here is a version of mine: https://ionita.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/zero-half-cut/Best wishes
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Virginia, I was very active in Midwest. Most of the projects were done on historical landmarks. Chicago is one of the best cities in the world. Here is my beloved Ish, my studio companion in the Windy City: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=114583308630084&set=a.1540535446830 60.40678.100002352461386&type=3&theater

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Hello, Adrian! Welcome to WetCanvas!

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Hi, AJ
Portraiture is on my mind right now. Occasionally landscape. I am as curious, as you are, about the direction, since many things happen on the road. So far I was digging to see which organising method suits the best a beginner. I have seen John Howard Sanden, Mark Carden, Richard Schmid and a dozen of other videos the net. I am sure that glazing or alla prima style will be a first decision to be taken.
Thanks for the note, see you soon in the forums,
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Ish looks like my dog, Maud, who I had during my teenage years. I loved that dog so much. Ish is a beauty!
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The zero-half-cut axe work is great, powerful and elegant!

Adrian just try out some things and see how it goes. Then you can see what style works for you.
I do alla prima style although I want to try my hand at glazing, just haven't done so yet.
You have the style and the eye, I'm looking forward to what you do.
You'll find Virginia and myself on Fantasy and Sci-Fi a great deal although we wander a bit to other places.
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Dianna, thank you for the encouragement words. I started a portrait and as soon as I get something decent I'll enter the forum for further advise. Working with oils is great, it puts me in a new league. For a steady hand I use a cane like Richard Schmid but I am far away from alla prima, I don't know what I am doing , to tell the true, I work mostly outside the canvas trying to match hues and values, faking bravado and wiping off the canvas to punish my lack of discipline and method, and so on. I am aware of the fact that automatic behavior is harder to change after, than before. With acrylics, I did mostly colored drawings, which I called "Dada coloring books for kids" , just flat art. Closer to oniric, fantasy or storytelling.
https://adiionita.files.wordpress.co...084.jpg?w=1024

I think that alla prima is more successful than glazing because is faster and gives instant gratification. Time is of essence. Just a guess.

Wish you a beautiful morning. In Romania the radio is broadcasting midnight jazz.
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Interesting stuff, sort of pop art also.
I like the evil bunny, cats and rat one, the first frame.
It's weird and wild and looks like it should be telling a tale, of what I do not know.
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