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Old 12-17-2007, 01:48 PM
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

Wow! An awesome portrait!
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I've had a longggg absence from Wet Canvas and seeing your work makes me realize how foolish that was; I could have better spent my time learning.

I'm going to be studying your work closely. I'm bound and determined I will be a portrait artist first and foremost. Your work is excellent. Thanks for being gracious enough to share. And that goes for everyone else, too.
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Uh huh, I was going to say.. the hands looks so real! How did you manage to get the hands so they look like something from a photograph? Very good... i wud like to see you as you work. Nice piece Aldo!
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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

Very vivid and nice.Well done!
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dear nice artist aldobalding

realy i like your very nice paintings


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Fabulous! It breathes! Wonderful color and values! Thank you for sharing your demo!
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Great work Aldo, I would love to see your work eye ball to eye ball, you might say. Come over to Aus.. for a trip! cheers Yvonne
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Well, Aldo, they've said it all already! Wonderful work!

Regarding painting too quickly, too slowly etc ... I think you paint at the speed that you need to. So what if it "only" took you 2-3 days to paint? You've already spent your lifetime learning and practicing HOW to paint - that's a mighty big investment, and one of the reasons any good artist's mature work is more valuable.

With a lifetime's practice, most of us would still not be able to achieve your level of skill and proficiency, but that's OK - we all need something to aspire to!

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lifting my hat to a true master here -

pls post every chance you get ......

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Not only is the portrait well executed, the feeling it depicts is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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You are absolutely amazing. I would love to paint portraits like that - can you give me any advice on where to begin? Maybe what books I should study, the colors on your palette? The biggest problem I have is when I look at the shadows the colors seem to change.
I have been reading the book on Leffel & found a lot of good information.
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Hi Macy,

I have put my colour palette on the demo threads.

I would say start simply,squint, lay in the basic shapes , keep to a minimum
no. of tones. If you are working over a drawing it is a little difficult not
to cover your underdrawing.

As for the colours in the shadows changing, I am not sure what you mean,is the light changing i.e has the sun come out, perhaps or have you moved some coloured object ?

I have read many books and remember one particularly, "Harold Speed" Oil painting techniques ; not 100% sure of the title. I remember the section on simplifying tones and the portrait demo to have been very good,although, sadly, old black and white plates are used to illustrate his methods.

I do think after a certain level, it is what you leave out or how you simplify something so it arranged within its "aesthetic harmony" So there is a hierarchy ,if you like of,edges, colour, tone etc.
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

quality work man, you should do a video n sell those bad boys for fiddie niiine ninee fiiiiiii no congrats man your reachin the peaks, sweet
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Re: Portrait demonstration from France

Hello... Your painting is stunning. Please, would you share a close up of the eyes? What colors are you using? I have such difficulty painting in shadow, not knowing how much detail to put in the eyes. I have been working on something where the half of the face is cast in shadow and it looks wrong. Thank you for anything you can share.
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