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Old 01-23-2020, 04:58 PM
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Dorrat - That is colourful, and very nice. Well done you. I like colour. When I think impressionist I think of the chaps that painted from the Heidelberg school.

"Covering the period 1888-1920 - the time of the Heidelberg School and the beginnings of post-impressionism - this section includes many of Australia’s best known artists, including Tom Roberts, Streeton, Conder, McCubbin and Hans Heysen"

In that painting you started with, Evening at Kuerners, even though it was darkish, I liked the trees within that one. It certainly had a 'something good' factor. ( thanks for alerting me to that artist - I love that we learn from everyone here)

Kudos for doing two paintings for this challenge, both wonderful.

Just saying, one fav contemporary artist for me is Rob '. an English chap working in Scotland. I have purchased one of his prints as a memory to my stay in Oban. He uses colour by the ton and paints Naïve style. You might perhaps have a peek.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=rob+hain+artist&qpvt=rob+hain+artist&FORM =IGRE

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ps.. Sorry, using old computer and it jumps everywhere. Rob Hain somehow the second name disappeared.
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Cindy-- that's beautiful! Looks crisp and cold. Is that somewhere in B.C.?

David -- I definitely see the Fauvist influence there. Again, nice palette.
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Thanks for the link to Rob Hain's work, Merri. I'd like to be able to get into something like that with our local cityscape. In my own style, of course. Would be appealing to the local tourist market I think. Whales, seals, mountains, flower baskets and quaint old buildings. The punters off the cruise ships would snap 'em up and keep me in wine & chocolate.
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Anyone up for hosting the February Challenge? It's easy. It's fun. It's coming up soon. This is a leap year, so feel free to jump right in.
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Thanks for the link to Rob Hain's work, Merri. I'd like to be able to get into something like that with our local cityscape. In my own style, of course. Would be appealing to the local tourist market I think. Whales, seals, mountains, flower baskets and quaint old buildings. The punters off the cruise ships would snap 'em up and keep me in wine & chocolate.

Great minds think alike, I tried.
The very first acrylic painting I ever did. I tried that style, it worked.

Subsequent one... um..
I wish you well, as I have painted one scene of my fav snorkelling place 3 times now, and it has not worked. Wonky buildings are easy, but perspective of a beach full of people wasn't. !

Never mind, will keep on with it.
Good luck to you. The idea was to Giclée
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RoadLessTaken, thanks so much. Yes, Wyeth split his time between PA and Maine. He did a lot of work in Maine as well. I get what you are saying about observing, but you should still do an entry, there is still time. Thanks again!




Thanks but it's not about the time painting, it's about the mess and the inconvenience of having to get the paints out, leave things laying around again waiting to dry as cats add their own "art."



I've been playing with my pens and inks- it's much less messy although just as entertaining.


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LavenderFrost, thanks! I have a hard time fighting the urge to tone everything down. Thanks again!

talisman, I like the Wyeth family art as well, there is also Henriette Wyeth, Andrew's oldest sister; she too is an artist. Thanks for the comments on my work!

Merriweather, some great works in that link. Really bright exciting works. I really enjoy the vibrant colors and the distorted drawing style. I also really like the Heidelberg School paintings. The almost tonalist, yet more colorful look. Lovely art. I was not familiar with that movement. Wonderful way to learn new things.

ColinS, I guess I caught some of the Fauvist feel. Thanks for the comments!

RoadLessTaken, I now have a studio that I can leave setup how I please all the time. I forget others do not share that luxury (for years all I had was a damp basement, or clear a spot on the dining room table). Yup, finding space and time can be hard. Well, you'll be missed, but glad you still drop in to comment!
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You enticed me to look. Beautiful portraits by Henrietta Wyeth Hurd, and florals. Seems like the whole family had talent.

Thank you Dorrat
I had a good look through.

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Colin, can you tell me what makes your work "Impressionism"? I've been juggling the concept for a few decades and still cannot figure out what it means to me and to others.

Sheila

Well, perhaps it isn't very Impressionistic after all.

I was thinking of some of Monet's snow scenes, and trying to work with my reference. Normally Impressionist paintings try and capture the light and the play of light and shadow. But my reference was taken on a dull day. I tried to place small dabs of colour into the snow, and I tried not to focus too much on detail on the faces or the foliage, to suggest an impression of the background.
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Great minds think alike, I tried.
The very first acrylic painting I ever did. I tried that style, it worked.

Subsequent one... um..
I wish you well, as I have painted one scene of my fav snorkelling place 3 times now, and it has not worked. Wonky buildings are easy, but perspective of a beach full of people wasn't. !

Never mind, will keep on with it.
Good luck to you. The idea was to Giclée
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My normal buildings look wonky and my wonky buildings always look as if they really are about to collapse. Hmm...the start of a new art movement? "Ruinism".
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My normal buildings look wonky and my wonky buildings always look as if they really are about to collapse. Hmm...the start of a new art movement? "Ruinism".


Ah "Ruinism"… has a familiar ring..
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Great works from everyone....

Merri - I love the palette and textures. The shapes of the mushrooms are wonderful.
Christel - Brrr! It looks really cold there. Those mountains look so sharp against the sky.
ColinS - great image of the kids eating snow and prelude to a snowball fight. A great memory.
Dianna - live the powerful mythological image. Including the Aurora Borealis really sets the mood.
David - I love it. If Hopper ever painted winter I'm sure it would look like that. Great job.
Cindy - that looks really cold, I like the little boat. Great choice of cold, muted palette.
David (again) - very impressionistic second work. - the colours are lovely
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Here's mine. I'm late and so I did this in a hurry.

As an experiment I thought I'd try using palette knife to get more of an impressionist feel on the skaters. Its my first time with palette knives and I'm not sure I'll bother again. Back to brushes in future.

Its A3 size and on paper.

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Ron I think you did very well with the palette knives.
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