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Old 01-21-2013, 08:04 AM
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Snow in London

A rare event!


Greenwich 12in by 10in oil


Greenwich 19in by 10in oil


Blackheath, 16in by 10in oil
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:43 AM
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Re: Snow in London

While I believe this is the first time I've commented on your work, I'm a long-time admirer. Do you know Michael R (another British painter who used to post here often)? Your style very much reminds me of his.

I recently have been trying to incorporate more man-made architecture into my plein air pieces, and am finding it to be an interesting challenge. Would you be kind enough to offer some advice on:

a)how to paint straight lines
b)how to paint windows

Thanks, and excellent work as always!
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Thanks for posting these. It is such a pleasure to see your work. The one of Blackheath is especially great for me. Gary
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I recently have been trying to incorporate more man-made architecture into my plein air pieces, and am finding it to be an interesting challenge. Would you be kind enough to offer some advice on:

a)how to paint straight lines
b)how to paint windows

For straight lines I use a ruler held away from the board. The trick is to skip along the line in dots and dashes with a few or tones the danger is if the line looks too crisp. Or you can come back and smudge a little. Sometimes I lay in a line smudge it then redefine it a little.

Windows are the same really. In the distance I just make them shapes. Nearer ones I try to keep as loose as possible. It is a difficult judgement to balance between just right and wonky! Again lines should always be lost and found if you define everything too much then the whole lot looses life.

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Rob, all three look great!
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More treats to linger upon.
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Thanks all!

I missed the other question, yes I do know MichaelR we paint together fairly often.
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Terrific stuff Rob each and every one is a winner, inspirational Dave
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Excellent work …. specially like the way you handle the buildings in your paintings and the cold bleakness of winter snow.

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Great work !
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Beautiful work, Rob. I like your aerial perspective.


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Wow--very, very well done indeed!
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PERFETTO - as always ! SuperB 'cold' snow & atmosphere ...

And u're right! - thxs for your tip & info (line, window,etc)
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Just wanted to add great greys---really atmospheric, and just enough defintion along with it. nice work, holds your interest and lets you linger also.
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