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Old 06-04-2008, 11:17 AM
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knockonafrin landscape Wip FINISHED!


Hi ALL
I have not painted in over 5 months. So, to get myself back into the dust I have set myself a challenge. This is 36cm X 56 . And I am going to allow myself just 4 days to complete it
Knockonafrin is Gaelic for Mass Rock. During the Reformation Priests and religious services were forbidden. The people used to travel for miles to this place to hear mass. They had men placed high in the mountains to watch out for soldiers while they prayed.
At the bottom of the painting there will be a dirt track which will be surrounded by trees and shrubs. C/C very very welcome ( and needed most likely ) along the journey.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:33 AM
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Hi Mary!
I am pulling up a chair to see this! It'll be a beauty. Thanks for the background info on the title.
Good idea for the time table to get back into the groove.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:34 AM
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip


Underpainting of dark brown and dark purple
Thanks for looking
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:44 AM
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip


Oh I need pc lessons. I was not able to load the photos in the one post.
I have started now laying my greens on top. I used unison darks for underpainting and now I am using pan pastels. I just love using the large soft sponges. They just glide over the Wallace paper.
Cherrio for now
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:45 AM
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Mary, this will be exciting to what develop. I like knowing some things about the places where we paint. It is all part of the story. Donna
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:49 AM
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Thanks for dropping by Cindy. We crossed posted. I do hope it will be worth your while pulling up a chair Cindy.
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Mary Brigid, am pulling up my chair too! Interesting whith the history of the place. I have a short (one decade) straight and open rosary, made out of Irish marble, which were used at that same period in history. It looked just like a string of square beads, couldn't look like a standard rosary, as the owner would becom a head shorter if found with one in possession. It is marvellous how humans find ways to cicumvent oppression, and never give up.
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

joining charlie and cindy to watch this *sure to be lovely* landscape develop ... ... love that you're doing it in a wip as they're always so informative !! ... also appreciate the background on the subject matter !! ...
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Good to see you posting Mary Brigid!! I am glad you're back!
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This is going to be a beauty! I'm watching also!
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Donna Thank you for dropping in. I really have to have a feeling for a place to paint it. I am hopeless at working from references. I have sometimes even restorted to working from my imagination

Hi Charlie: I reckon the rosary beads you have were made from Connamara marble. People don't really use them much now. Even though it is traditional to give a gift of them to children. It always amazes me that when something is forbidden there is aways a surge of interest. Now in Ireland there is definetly not too many people going to church.

Violet I hope that I won't dissapoint you ! I do hope that this one turns out ok. Thank you.

Tress its good to be back. Thank you for your nice comments. Have read all about your trip to France. Such a wonderful trip you had.
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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

You go, Mary Brigid! Have some fun and we'll all sit back here behind you and cheer you on...

My advice would be to put in a light layer of color all over the paper to establish the overall value pattern and color scheme, but perhaps given the time constraints (great idea!) you're actually doing that, so you go girl!

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Great start. I look forward to watching your progress.

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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Mary, I could not have been happier to see someone back in the dust!!

I will watch this develop and look forward to more after this one! You go girl!

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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Hi Mary!

This isn't knockonafrin, out here in the wild west we call it knockthisoneout!

I'm so glad you are back in the dust! I'm celebrating this painting!

I'm here until the finish! Just remember you set the bar to 4 days

I think the Pans will help you achieve that.

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Re: knockonafrin landscape Wip

Great to see you back and getting dusty again Mary, im pulling up a chair thats for sure, its looking great so far..
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