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Tony (ASM)

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on: April 12, 2012, 07:33:06 AM
I feel I've been non productive on the painting side while gassing too much on the forum!  :blush: :2funny:
It's time to get back on track with my paintings so, I'm not going to be on the forum for a while until I've got a painting to post for critique.
I've yet to finish the 'Rose' and, I want to create some of my own. I'll check back in but won't spend time posting comments until I practice what I preach!
Bye for now  :painting: :hug:
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Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 12:13:44 PM
Tony, I know what you mean.  I spend too much time here too!  Enjoyable time though.   :)

I'll be watching to see what you do.  Happy  :painting:
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Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 02:35:10 PM
Good idea Tony. I have to do the same.


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Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 07:34:08 AM
Which format is a personal choice. That being said my personal choice would be the horizontal format.

It is very nicely cropped to bring the viewer right into the action on the plate - the decapitated Humpty Dumpty with his head right there on the ground among the dripping yolk. The Executioner standing to the left (having left his axe at the point of application  :heeha:) and bread strips (audience) leading the eye to the focal point.

All in all a very nice composition in my opinion. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to seeing the finished painting.
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Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 09:22:33 AM
Wow! Thank you Dennis  :thankyou: That's really got me encouraged to crack on with this (pun intended!) ;) I love the way you see this composition and the story you convey! I never thought of it that way and now I see it in an entirely different way. It really adds drama and excitement to it.  Thanks Dennis  O0 :
I'm just finishing the Rose painting today then, I'll set about the drawing and painting of this one. I can't get there quick enough!   :yippee:
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Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 09:26:17 AM
Wow, think that would make a great painting.

Love your explanation Dennis, sounds like an idea for a novel - hehe

Good luck Tony, looking forward to the final painting :)
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Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 09:56:36 AM
very interresting, cant wait to see the painting.
Penny
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Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 12:12:53 PM
It's breakfast time here, I'm going to the fridge for a hard boiled egg!   :2funny:

Tony, this is an awesome setup and I'm really looking forward to seeing your painting.

I'm waiting in anticipation to see your rose painting too.

Carry on  :painting:   :)
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Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 02:17:15 PM
It's progressing nicely Tony. It should turn out to be one fabulous rose. You should paint more.


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Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
Tony Love your 'execution'  I too like the horizontal format best.  As for ideas the only thing I could think of was perhaps showing more crust to break up the white, just a thought
Your Rose is developing nicely :clap: :clap: :clap:
Linda


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Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 03:07:06 PM
Tony, you're off to a great start on the rose!   :clap:  It's gonna be beautiful!!!

What a great name for your still life!
"The way to be happy," said Winston Churchill, "is to find something that requires the kind of perfection that's impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it."


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Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 05:10:34 PM
I'm very pleased with my 'Rose' painting so far. I've nearly finished the petals. (the previous photos show where I messed up the colours the first time I tried this painting. Mid petal browns). I've got the colours near enough now.

 :thankyou:  Gloria, Lynn & Lillian for your comments. Lynn, I appreciate your tip on the crust of bread and I will look to incorporate that. I really like peoples suggestions at this stage and as I progress.

Yeah, the name I'll use for the still life 'The Executioner' is great Lillian! I shall never look at an boiled egg meal the same again!  :2funny: 

I've taken a break from the 'Rose' painting and put the palette in the fridge. I want to get the petals finished today then, do the leaves and stork tomoz.
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Reply #12 on: April 14, 2012, 05:10:12 PM
Wow Dennis!  It makes me wonder what Humpty did to deserve execution.

I look forward to seeing the progress of this painting Tony! 
Kelley


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Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 05:28:42 PM
True to form, Dennis's story is very similar to one my Nan used to tell. To this day I still can't have a soft boiled egg without dunking the 'soldiers'!!!   :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 08:31:16 PM
Kelly, he got himself too boiled up  :heeha:  :2funny: :2funny:
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