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Old 07-30-2007, 09:40 AM
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Really love your skin tones! Wow wish I could work as fast and confidantly..find your demo very impressive! Thankyou for showing it....something to aspire to!
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:16 AM
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

Thanks, Aldo!

Loved the WIP shots -- it's a wonderful portrait. The subject seems to be thinking deep thoughts; kind of absorbed in thought.

Just wondering if you posed him to reflect this mood, or were you posing him this way to portray his personality?

Palette: was it the same as the skintones used for the accordian player?

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Old 08-11-2007, 01:36 PM
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

Don't take too long on your painting-- you can end up noodling a painting to death. The loose brushwork is lovely. Like some who posted earlier on this thread, I too thot the last thumbnail was the photo ref until I clicked on it and then remembered you said you did this from life. Awesome!
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Old 08-12-2007, 04:43 AM
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great skills Aldo! Outstanding
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:24 PM
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

Thank you, Aldo, it's a real treat not only to see your finished work, but to see the progression as you painted this work.

What I especially like about your work is the story embedded in each painting. Your paintings and portraits feel deeply personal; they engage me (the viewer) as if I am right there with the subject, as if they are each a passing moment of my life. The self portrait with the palette is especially engaging, giving the viewer the sense of being the painting as it is painted.

Personally, I'd say go ahead and try taking more time with a painting, maybe even less, too. You can always return to working as you do now, and no matter what your result, you'll have learned something of value.

Thanks again for posting!
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I'm so happy to have seen this! You are certainly a master, Aldo. It's such a pleasure to have you take the time to post your WIPs. Lord, it makes me feel humble!

Amazing fluency and sensitivity.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:52 PM
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Thankyou very much for your comments .I didn't see this thread was in the Portrait classroom until recently .

Regarding taking longer over my paintings , it seems to be improving the quality althought it is still early days yet . I normally paint at quite a speed , I am just thinking more before I apply the paint and trying to curb my
impatience to finish. I notice that some older paintings the colours and edges could have been a little more accurate . I am not really spending anymore hours on applying the paint , just trying to be disciplined to look more closely at what I am putting down .
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When I saw the thumbnails, I thought the last one was a photo. These are amazing.
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thank you for sharing. That is why I joined this forum. I want so very much to learn to paint skilled and emotional portraits. You certainly have accomplished that.
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Just great; thank you so much for sharing, please can you post more?
I love the way you work and your skill with oils
Your palette is great
What work did you exhibit at the BP portrait awards?

Looking forward to more!
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:53 AM
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Just great; thank you so much for sharing, please can you post more?
I love the way you work and your skill with oils
Your palette is great
What work did you exhibit at the BP portrait awards?

Looking forward to more!

Thankyou everyone ,

"Marcus" was exhibited,it is on my website,the man with the goatee.
I didn't get in this year with my self portrait that was a demo here.
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I thought I would try to post a demo that I did recently that may or may not be of interest.Perhaps I should have photographed it earlier as the first stage was after an hour or so.It was painted oil on canvas.


I have further works on www.aldobalding.com

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lovely work no words to express but enjoy from my heart
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Hello Aldo.

Astonishing work! I'm in awe.

I'm new to art and am preparing to start taking a class in portraiture the first of January. It seems that most people have focused on the expert way you have rendered the hands in this demo.

My focus was quite different. My eye went directly to the pensive expression on the face of the man. He seems deep in thought and perhaps just a little sad.

I've looked at this painting very carefully and at the link posted in the last message.

There's a man preparing to paint who looks like the same one in the demo and I'm thinking it might be YOU. Tell me if I'm right?? Marge

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Old 11-21-2007, 09:46 AM
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Yes Marge, you are right it is a self portrait. I am often deep in thought, so I am told, so I named it "Elsewhere"

Thankyou for your comments.
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

I am SOOO inspired!!! and humbled!!!!

I spent some time at your website and am feeling fresh air blowing through my Being receiving not only the visual, but the atmosphere of energy in your paintings.
I just finished my second portrait (from a photo) last night, I learned so much, and have so much to learn!!! Studying your work is encouraging.

Thank y oufor the WIP demo, rich and helpful,

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