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View Poll Results: How long did it take you to complete your "personal best"?
1-2 hours 6 12.00%
3-8 hours 19 38.00%
2-7 days 11 22.00%
2-4 weeks 6 12.00%
More than 1 month 8 16.00%
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:06 AM
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Re: How long did it take to complete your "personal best"?

Well it seems to me that when I create my work that the less I think about what I am doing, and Just do it, with how I am going to it they just seem to happen right. when I think to long I tend to over work it and well they just don't seem to be as good. One of my best was a quick study took about 20 min. of course it was small 6"x7"
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:31 AM
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Re: How long did it take to complete your "personal best"?

Hmmm.... I tend to find that I like my work more that is quick and loose. That doesn't mean that I get it done quickly though. It sort of depends on how many times I hear... " MOM!!!" or "Honey... could you help me with this!?". Life is part of the art though and I wouldn't change a thing. I think my best paintings take a week or more to finish, but if you could boil it down to time alone on the painting it would be 4 to 6 hrs.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:36 AM
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Re: How long did it take to complete your "personal best"?

Hi there,
My personal best, which is a portrait of my deceased grandfather, took 3 months to complete, but i did not work on it for long periods of time...i was letting it "marinate" between sessions...hahaha
So i would have to say that it took perhaps two full days to complete (if i had worked continuously). I'm not a portrait artist so it was a real effort for me...
Surprisingly...i think of it as my best work yet.
For other subjects, i normally finish a pastel in an average 5 hours unless it is much bigger than 16x20.


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Old 12-28-2008, 10:58 AM
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Re: How long did it take to complete your "personal best"?

Hi Annette!

I just had to reply. What a rich word...marinate ....when applied to painting. So true. I have one on the easle right now marinating!
I'm sure your portrait of your grandfather is a great tribute to him.


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