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Old 01-12-2003, 10:12 AM
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Rocks and Watch WIP

Hey all,

After struggling with composition for some time I've decided that I will do a fairly long narrow piece using a theme similar to the ones I posted. However, I've got to do a piece for a February exhibition in which there are strict size limitations . .so gonna do this smaller one for now . .the rocks and the watch which seemed to be a popular composition anyway.

First here the ref pic to jog your memory:



wanted to start top right and work my way to the watch as that will be the most detailed and I don't want dust flailing everywhere at that stage.



Here's a close up


Kept working along in this fashion . .this one shows how I was doing the rocks with a soft underpainting followed by some very painterly blotches . .actually turned out easier than I thought . .and then was fairly quick


And this is where I got to


. . and the close up


It's going to slow down now as the weekend is over but I will post further WIP's as I progress.

Hope you all like the way the plagioclase crystals take on the green tinge next to the ferromagnesiums such as hornblende and the pyroxenes. I found it difficult to put the cleavage planes on the potassium feldspar but don't ya just love the small interstitial magetite grains!! ROFLMAO . .sorry . . just had to do that!! . . . I've studied and seen a few rocks in my time but found them quite difficut to draw until I got my eye in!!! . . still quite a bit of work to do on the reflected lights and shadows but will massage them later when I get more of the painting down so the relative values are correct

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Old 01-12-2003, 10:18 AM
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Hey Crumby ... what happened ... swallowed a dictionary?
Most amused.

Gorgeous-looking STONES, coming along nicely.
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Old 01-12-2003, 11:27 AM
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Wonderful start! I am very impressed....both with your painting of the rocks and your OVERWHELMING knowledge....didn't have a clue what you were talking about!
REally nice...I am going to watch this one....


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Crumby.....absolutely....gorgeous looking stones! I don't think I've ever seen you work on anything but black paper and I was amazed when I opened the thread I'm really looking forward to watching this one progress....thanks for the WIP shots!
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Re: Rocks and Watch WIP

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Hey all,



Hope you all like the way the plagioclase crystals take on the green tinge next to the ferromagnesiums such as hornblende and the pyroxenes. I found it difficult to put the cleavage planes on the potassium feldspar but don't ya just love the small interstitial magetite grains!! ROFLMAO . .sorry . . just had to do that!! . . . I've studied and seen a few rocks in my time but found them quite difficut to draw until I got my eye in!!! . . still quite a bit of work to do on the reflected lights and shadows but will massage them later when I get more of the painting down so the relative values are correct

Cheers
Crumby

Well Crumby the green tinge on the plagioclase crystals is superb, As for your cleavage planes and the small interstitial magetite grains, well I think it's magnificent,

This is really taking shape, those textures...superb mate.

Good going.
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Old 01-12-2003, 01:49 PM
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THis is gonna be a pastel painting right?????
Havnt got a clue as to what you are yappin about but whatever it is it sounds complicated.....lol
BUt in all seriousness, its commin along great mate, great to see some new work commin from you too, cant wait to see this little beauty finnished.
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Looking good Crumbed One..... ya got bloody verbal diarrhea mate??? Ah well guess it helps that you're a rock doctor....LOL

Keep it coming!! and I PMd you back on the wood stuff...

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Yesss!!!......

......The Watch .... great stuff .... you just amaze me Crumby.......... what pastels and size is this?

..... enjoying what I am seeing already.... look forward to more
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It's a shame the weekends go so fast....

Watching with my green tinged crystal eye....Mighty fine Crumby.
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Geeeez mate-they are ROCKS!!!!!-what a show-off!!!!
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Well...I have a pretty good idea what a crystal looks like and I can recognize granite, but I don't know from a plasto whatsis or any of that.

I do know a bit about pastel painting and I'm loving what you are doing here. Those rocks are really popping off the page. Can't wait to see more. Also I love the still life set-up. I think it was an excellent choice of the one's you posted.
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Awesome work here. Can't wait to see it finished What ever it is LOL
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Well...I have a pretty good idea what a crystal looks like and I can recognize granite, but I don't know from a plasto whatsis or any of that.


Yep same here 1mp!
After that last progress pic...I read...."BLAH BLAH BLAH, BLAH....and blahhhh blahblahblahblah..!"
and then, English appeared after ROTFLMAO

Great work SirCrumby, its a good thing youre so damn Cute, cause your Scientific side kills me!!!LOL
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fabulous work! of course I knew what you wuz talkin' about ............. NOT! LOL
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Old 01-13-2003, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for looking all,
Geeeez those nice comments really do help keep the interest up . . .thanks again . . . struggling with the wood grain at the moment (should've chosen an easy pine rather than this silky oak!!) . .where's the wood gran expert when you need her (Chook!!! where are you????)
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PS will post an updated photo tomorrrow hopefully

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