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PostSubject: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:52 am

I think I missed May. To make up for it, I'll post the first oil painting I ever did. You may recognize it as being from a Bob Ross series. I didn't do too badly for my first try, but the trees on both sides, especially on the right, leave a lot to be desired. Feel free to laugh if you want.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:17 am

I think that it's pretty good for your first oil painting. You're not going to through it away are you? I've kept my first painting for years.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:54 pm

Thanks Dayle,

I helped my husband do a similar one...he had never painted in his life. His was so soft and undetailed that it was beautiful. Mine was very rigid. he never painted again, but i cherish the one h e did.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:29 pm

Actually, I think the fence is superb
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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:20 pm

Good for Bob if he got you started painting But I'm glad you found your own style! I agree with Dale - the fence is very well done.
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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:07 am

I bet you learned a lot doing the painting, and that's the point of the exercise, but it's great to have developed your own, distinctive style.
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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:38 am

I actually find it kinda charming. You certainly have come a long way Judy. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:37 am

I don't think that I have painted a fence since. I'll have to consider that in one of my paintings to see if I'm still as good at it.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:39 am



okay - my turn. I painted this at the end of last summer at a plein air paint out - 11x14 canvas. The hanging basket and rose bush in the front have never worked for me. Last week I prepped it for painting over because I needed a canvas for plein air painting. My mom told me she would gladly have bought me a canvas and taken this painting home. Wink The ironic thing is that since then it's rained on Tuesday nights so my group hasn't gone out painting. Smile anyway, it's been flushed down the drain.
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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:38 am

Sofie, I think it's a very pretty scene. The railing in the foreground is very well done. The chairs on the lawn could use a little more work. A little shadow under the boat and a little of the sky color blended in the distant hill at the top. The foliage and boats look great! Mostly just a little tweeking is needed in my opinion. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:45 am

Too bad that you couldn't just eliminate the flowers and tweak the rest a little.

I agree with Janet, the railing is great, but I also think the entire scene could be a wonderful painting.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:44 am

Ok anyone that feels bad about their landscapes this might make you feel better. I'll be concentrating on landscapes soon so be prepared for more. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:12 pm

Janet,
It looks better than the one I did with the palette knives. I remember being afraid of landscapes because I had always done mostly birds, but now I do almost all landscapes and enjoy them. They get easier as time goes by. I'm sure they will for you, too.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:30 am

Thanks Judy! It's really great to know that it does get easier. I somehow fell into doing portraits even though it's not what I really want to do and now I find it difficult to venture out into new areas. I guess I'll just have to dive in and not over think it. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:37 am

I know you can do it...Judy

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:13 pm

It's nice and loose, Janet. I think the problem with it is there's no foreground interest.
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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:31 pm

Thank you Judy for the vote of confidence! Smile

Thank you Sofie! I see what you mean about the foreground. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:29 pm

Janet: I have exactly the opposite trouble that you have. My art teachers taught landscapes, and at the end of a dwg instruction the teacher said that he thought that portraits should be my style. I have never painted a portrait. As soon as I can learn to use these WMOs, I'm going to try a portrait. It'll probably be a month or two, since I need to find the brand of paints that work best for me.

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PostSubject: Re: June Down the Drain   Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:51 am

Dayle, I think trying out different subjects is a good idea to find the one that really gets your creative juices flowing. Good luck with finding the brand that you enjoy working with. Smile

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