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Old 04-12-2012, 02:05 AM
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Re: What's on Your Easel: April 2012

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Howard, Looking great!!
Spencer, thanks, your tractor and field are really looking nice!
Jon, love your stone foreground,excellent details, how long have you been painting??
Barbara, Mr Winters looks a bit better!! coming along great!!
Steven, Love the bright blue, kinda patriotic with the red lights!
Looks great!
Andre, great work on the building, great depth with the right shadows too
Blackwater, fascinating piece!

I started painting with oils in the mid-1960's and have moved to acrylics and water colours in the 1970's and am starting to dabble in gouache doing my first with a bit of scratchboard technique thrown in for good measure. I also work in lacquers and water-based paints with the airbrush as well as pencil crayon by itself or with mixed media. I dabble in carving also, mostly wood but antlers as well as some sculpture of a variety of materials. Just retired two years ago and am finding more time over the winter for my art.
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Re: What's on Your Easel: April 2012

Ahah! I thought I detected an experienced painter/artist in you Jon!
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Spencer, thanks, your tractor and field are really looking nice!

Thanks Kathie! I'm not happy with the pictures I have of it, so I'm going to take more tonight, but it's finished!

Love how your French Horn is turning out. I played the French Horn when I was in middle school. It's looking great!
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Thanks Kathie! I'm not happy with the pictures I have of it, so I'm going to take more tonight, but it's finished!

And here is the picture of the final painting. Done!

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Nice summery colours. Is that a fish below the signature?

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Nice summery colours. Is that a fish below the signature?

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Thank you Jon. Yes, it is. Something I picked up from Thomas Kinkade. It's on all my paintings.
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Jon, I had a feeling you've been at it a while... your very talented..
I've only been at it for 4 yrs now..since feb'08,
I have Wet canvas Acrylic folk to thank for the progress I have made in that time!
Spencer, Nicely done!
French horn completed, will post it tomorrow nite..Juried art show is tomorrow!!
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Thanks Kathie! Better not let Raymo know you're up so late!

Can't wait to see the horn! Good luck tomorrow/today!
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Spencer, That was quite a shock to hear of Kinkade's recent death.

Kathie, Thank you for the compliments. I've been browsing your animal paintings and like what you are doing. I've just started doing some work with goauche and scratchboard and hope to do a few practice pieces with small boards, probably animal related also. I'm also looking forward to seeing the completed french horn. It is looking excellent. I like the idea of the metalic paint application.

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Re: What's on Your Easel: April 2012

A lot has happened here since my last visit. I'll see if I can catch up.

Barbara, your portrait looks really good. I like it!

Howard, I like your abstracts a lot and I'm fascinated by your process.

Steve, that Ferarri is another winner. Stunning!

Andre, great colors and a lovely, peaceful scene!

Blackwater, you've peaked my curiosity. I'm wondering where this is going. Interesting.

Kathie, your French Horn is wonderful. Your colors and contrasts between light and dark are beautiful! Your work is so masterful it's hard to believe you've only been painting 4 years.

Spencer, terrific finish!! The contrast between the deep red of the tractor and the sparkling green grass is eye-catching.

I've finally finished my cliff scene and wrung every possible learning experience out of it I possibly could. I re-did the lower third of the painting several times and significantly changed it from the reference. The sky is actually more golden than the way it looks on screen. I'm more proud of the learning than of the painting. It's 11 x 14 on #300 Arches CP paper.



This next one is not finished but I think I know where I'm going with it. It's also on 11 x 14 #300 CP paper and I used some techniques from Nancy Reyner along the way.



I'm open to suggestions and comments. That's part of my learning process. Thanks!
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Re: What's on Your Easel: April 2012

Finished my Tulips, and sold it the next day! Crazy. Only my second sale, so pretty exciting. Maybe I need to post here more often, brings me good luck?

Andre...wow...that completely draws me in, your style is wonderful.
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After a rather frustrating bout with paper and tape, I had to restart the newest work. So, here are the steps to get me there.







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Re: What's on Your Easel: April 2012

THANK YOU ALL!!
Judy, love the warmth of the cliff piece, great colors in both!!
Learning new things everyday!! Its also fun too!!
Howard, Love these colors and shapes.. the chinese word looks great now with the last step, I like how its " in the Mist" look. Does it mean anything??
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This is my progress since returning from spring break. A couple of hours last night. I'm just putting in the background on the top half of the board and taking a break from the rocks on the bottom half.
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Another evening working on the upper half. Not the best photo but still shows progress.
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