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Old 11-23-2003, 02:18 AM
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WIP: At the Parade

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Title: WIP: At the Parade
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Oil
Surface: Canvas
Dimension: 18X24
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!

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Just did this underpainting over the last two hours. Composition is based on photos I took at a recent parade (the watches are always more interesting to me than the watchees).



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Old 11-23-2003, 03:34 AM
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its hard to tell because it is a underpainting, but so far it looks like a good start.
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Old 11-23-2003, 11:03 AM
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I feel a lot of excitement from this.
you could get away with 2 splashes of color
or none
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Interesting things going on here...can't wait for the rest!
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i like the
lines and
leans and
swirls and
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Old 11-23-2003, 12:08 PM
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vrashton & pat - thanks for the encouragement.

jerry - I'm glad you are liking this. I'm hoping to keep colour simply unified so two colours might well do...we'll see what happens.
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Don't know why- this made me think of Fellini. I'm excited to see where this goes.

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Don't know why- this made me think of Fellini. I'm excited to see where this goes.

M.

I'm glad your interested.

I added a little bit of colour for the darks. I think I save the lights until it dries.
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:06 PM
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Well, I'm not thinking of Fellini anymore....Looking great... Love to watch your progress.

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love the palette...you keep it interesting.
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Old 11-23-2003, 06:23 PM
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M & paintonbrush - Thanks - I hope the addition of colour has benefits that outweigh the consequences.
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busy, busy......who is on first?
terrific colors Dave...
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Watching where you take this. Love the composition. I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Curious if you'd consider doing a second version of this looser like that other crowd scene you did. I'm wondering if painting the same scene, more than once, allows you to get more clarity. (not questioning your clarity) it's just a thought that popped into my head about my own work.
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WOW, Dave! What a fantastic start...and it is progressing quite nicely. Jim
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Old 11-24-2003, 10:08 AM
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artbabe21 - Does it look too busy to you? My hope is that I can tame the crowd a bit and keep things in harmony. Thanks.

artinoils - That's a very good idea. I should try it. I've heard of people working that way - where a quick loose painting comes after a long meticulous drawing. I guess memory of the original composition plays a big role in producing the second. Since I've recently been working on smaller sized canvases, I find painting with the same brushes in the same free way ends up looking tighter with a larger canvas.


woodguy - Thanks!
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