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Old Tuesday 13th February 2007, 20:12   #76
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will have a Isle of Jura please....
am jealously watching the artistic talent on show here.........
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Old Tuesday 13th February 2007, 21:05   #77
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Hi Martin - Is that a Jura with spring water, or neat? - Coming straight up, sir!

Feel free to bring some of your own stuff, if you wish - it's a sharing forum.

Here's how the painting's progressing (or not!). may get some more done later tonight, but Footie's on Sky, so may have to vegetate instead.
Think I'll go for a Brandy and Bailey's next, over rocks.
Cheers!
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Old Tuesday 13th February 2007, 21:35   #78
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Hi Martin - Is that a Jura with spring water, or neat? - Coming straight up, sir!

Feel free to bring some of your own stuff, if you wish - it's a sharing forum.

Here's how the painting's progressing (or not!). may get some more done later tonight, but Footie's on Sky, so may have to vegetate instead.
Think I'll go for a Brandy and Bailey's next, over rocks.
Cheers!
Burning the late lamp Tim? Look forward to following this one progress, will pull up a pew! Cheers!
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 01:38   #79
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Thank you for the insight Peter (one cold Guiness on the bar) - these are fabulous. The contrast you get into your work is astounding; liquid colour and movement - really super. Are you working towards an exhibition? Keep us all posted, please. And you've only shown five pieces in progress - that means there must be a few more on the go!
I'll join you with a lager - Cheers.
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The virtual Guinness went down smooth. I think it may be time for a real one! I love the progression of your painting. Great composition and I can't wait to see further progress! Also, the life drawing are really well done. What a great idea to get a group together for that purpose.

Here are the other three unfinished paintings in my studio. I am not working toward an exhibition right now but toward a deadline with my publisher at the end of next week... There is an exhibition in May however and a couple of smaller shows in between so I am always trying to get paintings finished. Unfortunately, right now, that means I'm only in the field once a week doing sketches and taking pics.

As seen below, I paint other animals too. The tiger is in a really raw stage and is a piece that has been sitting for awhile... and again they are all pretty low-res.
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 12:27   #80
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Progress Report

Had chance for a couple of hours this morning, once I'd managed to get the kids to school and the design job out of the way. Couldn't possibly do any last night - footie went to penalties, good game.
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 12:44   #81
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Had chance for a couple of hours this morning, once I'd managed to get the kids to school and the design job out of the way. Couldn't possibly do any last night - footie went to penalties, good game.
Nice Tim, I begin to see the light shimmering 'impressionist' styleee. It's great to follow this through from start to finish. You work quickly don't you, that's to be applauded in my book. It means you don't overwork things which can be a problem for me.

Thanks for the Zoco and the comments on my landscape. I don't see myself as a landscape artist and it's great to get such positive feedback from you and everyone else.

My snowy landscape barn owl is turning into a late summer landscape now as a direct result of all the comments so THANKS ALL! I'll let you see progress soon.

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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 13:59   #82
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Honestly Tim, I find your work more on the mark than I think you give yourself credit. The simplified palette and the 'economy of burshstrokes' are the very reasons I love your paintings (and sketches). I think the artists you mentioned have moved a little further away from that, without being quite as successful. That is, I don't mean to say these other artists suck, because I think I would be in a heap of trouble for that, but they don't carry across that purity of color and brushstroke, keeping the images fresh, while also keeping it representational as well as they could.

I like 'modern landscape tradition' and your definition behind it. If I don't forget it also, I would like to use it some day, if that is all right with you?

All that said, I really love Peter's work. It is sharp, tight and the complete opposite of anything I would ever do!!

Oh and Woody, keep the landscapes going. I love the light and brushstrokes.
And you GOTTA always put the birds in them right?
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 16:06   #83
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Elizabeth - you are welcome back - ANYTIME! - All drinks on the house - er, studio.

Peter - thanks for showing these latest pieces - it's a real insight to see these in progress like this (very brave too, if you don't mind me saying, for a 'realist' to do! - thanks). The waterscape looks to have huge potential, a very remote and romantic scene - love it.

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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 18:07   #84
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Had chance for a couple of hours this morning, once I'd managed to get the kids to school and the design job out of the way. Couldn't possibly do any last night - footie went to penalties, good game.
You are excellent at capturing the attitude of birds! This painting is really looking good... I can't wait to see more.
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 23:19   #85
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Couldn't do any tonight, either - another storming match. Really unlucky Bolton (well they weren't really) and a grudging well done to The Gunners, close thing for Rangers (who will succeed in the 2nd leg) and I guess well done Tel Aviv (who won't). I DO wish they wouldn't keep putting footie on when I'm supposed to be working - it means I have to sit on my lardy, drinking copious amounts of lager, exercising my larynx at the goggle-box - sooo unfair!
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Old Wednesday 14th February 2007, 23:25   #86
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Hey Timmo

stonking pics mate - makes me very jealous that i can't paint half that well.

anyway, we had a great training session tonight, followed by a great game on TV - I too was hoarse when Bolton equalised, all washed down with Champagne (Valentine's dontchooknow) and chocolate coated strawberries.

back on the Stella now though. Looking forward to some more paintings Tim
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stonking pics mate - makes me very jealous that i can't paint half that well.

anyway, we had a great training session tonight, followed by a great game on TV - I too was hoarse when Bolton equalised, all washed down with Champagne (Valentine's dontchooknow) and chocolate coated strawberries.

back on the Stella now though. Looking forward to some more paintings Tim
Good lad Tim - Sounds like the break from school is going down well. Sally's got 2 days off now (kids at school still) so we're gonna have some qual. time also - a drive up to Birsay for some landscape painting and then lunch in a country hotel. (Something's bound to go wrong!!!) - Guiness OK for you, sir? - or are we sticking with champers?
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Elizabeth - you are welcome back - ANYTIME! - All drinks on the house - er, studio.

SWEEEEEET!

I'm completely snowed in at the time, my hubby is on a job interview, and the only companion I have had all day is my lovely four year old, who I love VERY much, but now that he is asleep I think it is time to request something a little strong...whiskey-something rich and slighty buttery please. Screw the glass, give me that bottle.
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SWEEEEEET!

I'm completely snowed in at the time, my hubby is on a job interview, and the only companion I have had all day is my lovely four year old, who I love VERY much, but now that he is asleep I think it is time to request something a little strong...whiskey-something rich and slighty buttery please. Screw the glass, give me that bottle.
From an irish viewpoint the score was Arsenal 3 goals, 2 pts. to boltons 1 goal. Real gaelic players would of gone for goal rather than the point....
Flattering score!
Sorry if the thread is making you paint more often Tim, great really though eh? Nice painting, looking forward to seeing the next coat!

Ps: Had a few guiness tonight!
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Hi Elizabeth - hope you managed to serve yourself in my absence - please return all bottles. Hope the little'un is being good andd I hope hubby is successful. See ya later.

Hi Alan - although I try to keep as much stock in as possible, real Guiness is infinitely nicer. What was happening with those penalty takers???!!!! For my own part, I thought they'd been watching Johnny Wilkinson.
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Old Thursday 15th February 2007, 09:40   #91
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stonking pics mate - makes me very jealous that i can't paint half that well.
Hey Tim,

Let's see some of your pics. I'm sure they can't be that bad.

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Progress

Just taken a closer examination of the sketches which are forming the painting in progress and thought I'd post them. Also - here's the small oil painting I did at the time (it's A4 in size).
Quite strange - the original sketches were done on Valentine's Day - exactly one year ago - the painting in the same week. Bit weird!
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Progress . . .

The trip to Birsay has been postponed - having two scruffy little girls at home, Sal's decided the house needs a fettle - so that's today's job. But it means I get a couple of hours at this piece, which is probably a good job as I'm quickly running out of patience with it. If it doesn't get finished in the next 2 hours - it'll never get finished (cos that's how I work).
So - onwards for the final push - coffee, coffee and yet more . . .
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Progress ended

Managed to keep focused to complete it.
"Ancient Marinus" - acrylic on canvas, 20"x16" - Feb, 2007.
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"Ancient Marinus" - acrylic on canvas, 20"x16" - Feb, 2007.
Hello there

I was within a whisker of posting this morning to ask whether you were going to darken the shadows around the buoy and rope, to match the intensity of those around the gulls- and lo and behold that's exactly what you were busy doing this morning.

So all is well with the world..
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I was within a whisker of posting this morning to ask whether you were going to darken the shadows around the buoy and rope, to match the intensity of those around the gulls- and lo and behold that's exactly what you were busy doing this morning.

So all is well with the world..
Cheers Ed - it's supposed to be scattered seaweed, but it has shadows within it. She sits on a bed of it regularly while he stands about waiting to be required for something.

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It has been really interesting watching your progress and process.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
When I get in the mood to paint I usually find an old scrap piece of plywood or something similar and paint on that. It seems to be my canvas of choice. Is that just wrong for me to be so in love with painting on wood?
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Your painting is beautiful...

Very nice! The painting is absolutely beautiful and I especially like the play of complimentary colors. I was having some fun clicking between the one just before completion and the completed painting and it was interesting to see the final details you added. They made a real difference. What will you do with the finished painting?

Thanks for posting the progression.
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Fantastic, Tim! If I get to be half as good as that then I'll be well happy!
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I love the picture, you don't hang about do you., arthur
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