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Old 09-09-2018, 11:56 AM
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Re: Welcome to What's On Your Easel......September 2018

It's looking terrific, Marcia. Great job on capturing the look of rust and decay of an old sign, and the color scheme is perfect.

Heh...at first I thought the scene included the top of an old building, but it was just your easel ledge. The color works perfectly!
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Coming along nicely now - 13 days and counting before Alan's birthday and the big reveal!

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An update. Sorry for the dark picture taken last night with the light clipped on to the canvas. I had to reduce it to eliminate glare. (Not sure I succeeded).

I hope to have this completed next week.

Stuck on background colours. What do you think?

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Nice work everyone!

Ozi, I think the woman's nose looks better. No advice on the background though.

I have been working on the lettering. The large ones are looking good, I had to stop for the day at 'VAC'. I want it in a show next month, so I have to get it 'done enough' to send the gallery an image by Saturday. The letters all have neon tubing, but if I can just get the lettering done without it by saturday, that will be well enough, I think.

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Ozi, looking great! The composition is very good and you've captured such an exuberant expression on the woman - it's very appealing. I think you may need to center the bridge of the nose a little better - right now it seems to be a little too far to the left (as viewed). For the background, why not just go a little darker with that greenish brown that's already there? It's the complement of the red in her clothing, so it would probably work very well.

Michael, looking forward to the finish. I really appreciate that you post progress pics. It gives hope to those of us who have several paintings stuck at the "ugly duckling" stage right now.

Marcia, another winner! The lettering looks very, very good as is, so you should be fine for Saturday. It's looking terrific overall, too.
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Nice work everyone!

Ozi, I think the woman's nose looks better. No advice on the background though.

I have been working on the lettering. The large ones are looking good, I had to stop for the day at 'VAC'. I want it in a show next month, so I have to get it 'done enough' to send the gallery an image by Saturday. The letters all have neon tubing, but if I can just get the lettering done without it by saturday, that will be well enough, I think.


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Thank you, Annie. Michael, I am not surprised.
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Re: Welcome to What's On Your Easel......September 2018

18x22 oil on ACM panel

Friend of mine used to work summers taking care of this garden near St. Cloud and sent me a few digital photos. I taped the main photo to my easel for reference and kinda borrowed from the others for minor ideas.

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Re: Welcome to What's On Your Easel......September 2018

Oh, so this is where everybody's WIP are !
Looks like some great stuff going on.
Ozi, I love the colour of the girls hijab, and I think where you are already going with the BG is a good direction, it will be fab when its finished.
Michael that landscape looks like it will be very dramatic, great idea to put the blues into the BG first, I shall have to try that.
Mtpalms that sign is looking great.
Jaebeam, thats a pretty garden.

Im in the middle of 2 paintings atm, the portrait which has its own thread and this sunset seascape which is probably about half done now, still adjusting the colours as I found it really hard to get them right, the sun is too yellow now and I have to go in and put the highlights in the water.

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Re: Welcome to What's On Your Easel......September 2018

Thanks Anth, and thanks for friending me at the 'other place', although I am not super active there.

The truck looks great, isn't it amazing how fast we can work when there is a deadline, and still do great work?
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PS, I really miss mine, seeing your painting. IMO, those were the last models that really looked like pickup trucks. Now they are all ludicrously massive looking, but it's all a plastic facade, and the engines aren't even as powerful. I remember that model was the last of the 'Industrial 6' cylinder engine, now the 6s are smaller, at least here in the States.
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I think someone posted a giant image.
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Yeah, Anth's image is giant on my computer screen, but then I have to scroll and scroll, and normal size on my ipad, but everything else is teeny tiny.

You (or Anth) can report it, and have the mods remove the post, or we can just post away until the thread moves to a new page and everything will be normal sized again.

Since this is an image focused thread, everyone please try to resize your images no larger than 800 pixels, or 11" (72K dpi) on the longest side, so the pages don't get wonky.
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Re: Welcome to What's On Your Easel......September 2018

Hi everybody,

Here is my first attempt at painting on a white background using the Blocking-in technique.
This is the blocking in finished. I'm using oil paint on a manufactured-primed gesso wooden panel.
It absorbs the paint super quickly and behaves pretty much worst than acrylics.
I will have to oil it out in linseed oil before even attempting the Detail layer, as a ton of blending is needed, especially in the background.

(nothing original here, I'm following a tutorial by Michael James Smith)


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