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Finally finished.... now all I need is the grandchild to go with it!
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Learning oil painting on the side.
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At the risk of boring y'all - here is the newest on local Finstersee based on an autumn walk we did. (acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm)

Happy summery Sunday!

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M_McPoyle - your last piece has a richness of colour/tone with real depth, quite beautiful.. structured, strong form, yet it all flows: harmonious movement, natural and organic. They must look even better in the skin. Good art always stands solidly on its own, and your pieces do exactly that.

Never boring. A pleasure to see them.
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At the risk of boring y'all - here is the newest on local Finstersee based on an autumn walk we did. (acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm)

Happy summery Sunday!
You're not boring at all. We like your paintings.

P.S. I for one always check this thread when I see you or Smoky have posted something.
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Old 11.07.2016, 09:21
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Thanks for the lovely encouragement, Swisstree and Greenmount! This is always a very supportive and fascinating platform for sharing member's art, handicrafts, and all sorts of other creative endeavors. I think that is important. Involvement in these hobbies are so wonderful for mental and emotional health, and I think that most of us that create such things really do want to share with others, but may not have a (non-commercial) venue in which to do so.

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Thanks for the lovely encouragement, Swisstree and Greenmount! This is always a very supportive and fascinating platform for sharing member's art, handicrafts, and all sorts of other creative endeavors. I think that is important. Involvement in these hobbies are so wonderful for mental and emotional health, and I think that most of us that create such things really do want to share with others, but may not have a (non-commercial) venue in which to do so.
Quite! I love painting, but have difficulty exposing it to critique. Much like asking people to admire one`s baby ...... everyone ooh`s and aah`s and says it`s lovely - but do they mean it I ask myself? Or are they just being kind.
Well, of course my babies were beautiful, to me. Actually they were probably kind of just like all babies - cute. Art is something else. If someone actually BUYS it is the best compliment. (I wouldn`t sell my babies, but the artwork is always for sale - I`m just afraid to put a price on it)
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Lovely. Is it a portrait? Of someone you know?
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Lovely. Is it a portrait? Of someone you know?
Thank you. Its based on a B&W photo of Monica Belluci from about 20 years ago. No I haven't met her, and she didn't sit for me.

... I had a lot of guidance from an excellent art teacher, otherwise it would not have worked out. Its my first portrait.
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Thank you. Its based on a B&W photo of Monica Belluci from about 20 years ago. No I haven't met her, and she didn't sit for me.

... I had a lot of guidance from an excellent art teacher, otherwise it would not have worked out. Its my first portrait.
Well you certainly have loads of talent! Try as I might I cannot capture the expression properly, so I gave up on trying to paint faces.

By the way, (rather funny actually) ... My sister in South Africa has now switched to "slap-dash" abstract painting style - and is having amazing success. She used to paint realistically (and time consuming), and didn`t sell much. But now her paintings are being sold before they`re hardly dry! And galleries are clamoring for more!
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I took a lot of time making tiny tweaks to get the expression right, and often needed someone to spot the different between the photo (the face) and what I had painted so I could correct it.... harder still as its not a large format painting (just 15cm by 15cm) so the brush strokes were minuscule, at times like changing pixels using one hair of a brush, litrally!

I look forward to have a go at some slap dash painting, on a bigger canvas, need to be more natural and confident in my strokes to do that, but it some with practice!
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By the way, (rather funny actually) ... My sister in South Africa has now switched to "slap-dash" abstract painting style - and is having amazing success. She used to paint realistically (and time consuming), and didn`t sell much. But now her paintings are being sold before they`re hardly dry! And galleries are clamoring for more!
That's interesting. Could you please post a link to your sister's paintings? If she will allow it, "before" and "new style"... Thanks.
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At the risk of boring y'all - here is the newest on local Finstersee based on an autumn walk we did. (acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm)

Happy summery Sunday!

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DIY summer project large dinning table 200x120cm and matching bench
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I made 4 holes on each one from sides, then glued two of them and tight them with spanners, after glu get dry 3rd, 4th, 5th... And every time I expand spanners and wait 45min before putting new one. Until all (in my case 12 pcs) are glued together. After that I put threaded rods trough that holes I made and tight with washer and bolts from each side. Only thing I didn't do it are those zig-zag cuts from sides (don't know actual term for this- in my country we call it "diht-abriht cuts") I pay local carpenter 50chf for that.
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I made 4 holes on each one from sides, then glued two of them and tight them with spanners, after glu get dry 3rd, 4th, 5th... And every time I expand spanners and wait 45min before putting new one. Until all (in my case 12 pcs) are glued together. After that I put threaded rods trough that holes I made and tight with washer and bolts from each side. Only thing I didn't do it are those zig-zag cuts from sides (don't know actual term for this- in my country we call it "diht-abriht cuts") I pay local carpenter 50chf for that.
Nice piece of work. Particularly as it was done in a small, furnished room.
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