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Title: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 16, 2012, 08:52:49 PM
Today I managed to set out the outlines for my forthcoming painting of 'The Eggsecution'! (aptly named courtesy of Dennis). http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,1896.msg25514.html#msg25514 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,1896.msg25514.html#msg25514)
The outline is drawn in water colour pencil and, I hope you can see them on the photo if you expand it. (I'll post a quick close up video later too).
I'm hoping to get time to plan the painting then,  post about 3 progressive pictures & short videos to completion.

Here's the 1st pic on a 16" X 20" W&N double primed, deep edged canvas:


Here's the Gallery link for a larger image if you click on the picture:

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2507 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2507)

   
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on April 16, 2012, 10:08:51 PM
looks good  :gl:
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Post by: jennylynn on April 17, 2012, 01:26:56 PM
tony initial stages looks good!!   can't wait for the next!    :clap:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: C.Bodine on April 18, 2012, 02:19:06 PM
Looking good, Tony.  Can't wait to see your progress! :gl2:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 19, 2012, 11:25:33 PM
I've managed to paint in the next stage for my 'The Eggsecution' painting. I spent a while wondering what colour to do the background in and, whether I should add anything. I decided to create a dark brown/deep red backdrop.
I've lost my 'Colour Buster/Grey Scale' and, my printer inks have run out again!  >:(  (I wanted to use it to determine the colour for the Eggs).
I've ordered the black cartridge from internet and I'm getting the colour from Argos at the weekend so I can print the 'Color Buster' again.

Here's the next stage. I know I'm slow but, I'll speed up later and become more prolific with paintings:


Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on April 20, 2012, 12:32:03 AM
You are off the ground with your painting,  :congrats:  It's looking good!

Take your time and enjoy the process.  It's going to be awesome, can't wait for the next update.   :yippee:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Kelley on April 20, 2012, 06:17:36 AM
It is looking great Tony.  I think it was a wise choice of colours for the background. 

For the colourbuster, are you able to view it on your computer screen?  I don't know what your painting arrangements are so perhaps you have a laptop or such to paint and glance at the computer at least until the ink cartridge arrives.  Then again, it is nearly the weekend.

Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 20, 2012, 07:32:29 AM
 :thankyou:  Lillian ;) I've been real sluggish with getting on with my paintings. There's always something getting in the way including tiredness 'cos I don't sleep well due to Sue's snoring!  >:(  It makes me rough all day and inclined to do nothing.


Kelley, thank you for your suggestion! That's a great idea and, I've just tried it and it works great! I've no excuse now but to crack on with these Eggs!  :2funny:
 O0 :thankyou:
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Post by: Leana on April 20, 2012, 08:21:40 AM
Really looking good so far Tony... love the background  O0
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Post by: Kelley on April 20, 2012, 03:02:41 PM
Love your work Tony.  O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on April 20, 2012, 08:42:43 PM
I'm glad you have left some texture in the background, it's gonna look great O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 20, 2012, 09:46:46 PM
I painted in the 'background' today. I wasn't sure of the colour of this plate 'cos it ended up a grey colour! (It's one of the optical issues that require the other objects to be painted that makes this grey look normal).
I've been assessing what colours to use for the Eggs. (It seems like a lightened version of yellow orange on the chart).
A note about this painting I'd like to point out is, the clean lines require a very steady hand! I still need to make a few minor adjustments to some shapes for a accurate rendition.
I'm tempted to wait for the background to dry before I proceed with the Eggs.
The rim of colour round the edge of the plate proved to be trying. I need to add a lighter version of the dark blue.
Painting the sides of these deep edge canvases is a bit of a pain when you forget to allow for it! Painting 'em also makes moving the canvas problematic.
I'm thinking about repeating this painting in a very loose brushwork/knife interpretation, just as an exercise and comparison.
Thanks for comments  :thankyou:
 :painting:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Kelley on April 21, 2012, 12:22:55 AM
You did this all without masking?  Wow Tony, your hand is steadier than mine.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 21, 2012, 06:14:07 AM
You did this all without masking?  Wow Tony, your hand is steadier than mine.

Hey Kelley, I didn't paint the outline round the Eggs and plate free hand! I used a cut out of contact paper. It was the adjustments, the inner line of the plate and the rings that have proved difficult to hold steady. (My Mahl Frame won't fit on the Easel because this canvas is in the landscape mode! (My mistake of not allowing for that in the making of it!)
Today I might have a go at the Eggs.
Cheers Kelley ;)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: jennylynn on April 21, 2012, 09:39:46 AM
really well done tony "the eggsecution"   of your painting so far is awesome!  can't wait for the next update of your progress  :yippee:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Kelley on April 21, 2012, 11:48:49 PM
It is looking very good.  Take a snapshot of the eggs once you get to a stopping point.  I am quite interested in seeing how you did this. 

I have an ostrich egg I was considering painting as if it were a Faberge egg.  You're Eggsecution has intrigued and inspired me.  I am odd like that.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on April 22, 2012, 11:29:13 PM
that's another interesting project for you Kelley  :heeha:
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Post by: Val on April 29, 2012, 10:46:58 AM
Great background Yorkie.... has the look of rosewood. Can't wait to see the eggs.   :clap:   :clap:

Faberge ostrich egg...intriguing, hope you do it Kelley.   O0
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Post by: Kelley on April 29, 2012, 03:49:57 PM
Thanks for the encouragement.  I will check around the web for other Faberge photos and see if I can blend it with my ostrich egg.  Ought to be fun.

Tony, how is your painting coming along?
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on April 29, 2012, 06:25:42 PM
Thanks for the encouragement.  I will check around the web for other Faberge photos and see if I can blend it with my ostrich egg.  Ought to be fun.

Tony, how is your painting coming along?

 :thankyou: Thanks for asking about the painting Kelley ;)  I'm sorry I haven't posted further progress pictures yet. I'd intended to do the Eggs last week but things keep getting in the way.
I'll definitely post an update tomorrow afternoon Kelley.
 ;)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Kelley on May 01, 2012, 06:34:45 AM
Alright!  Look forward to it Tony!   O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 01, 2012, 07:59:34 PM
Hi Kelley, sorry for the delay in reply. Here's a pic showing how far I've got since last posting. Not much different really but, I'm hoping for some time to have a go tomorrow. So, I'll update again if I manage to get some done.

Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on May 02, 2012, 12:35:40 AM
don't worry about us Tony, we will patient wait for you to hurry and and get this painting sorted immediately  :whistle:  :o  8)  ;D
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Post by: patindaytona on May 02, 2012, 04:03:02 PM
Lookin' good Tony. Take you time, who's rushing? We all, and i included tend to want to hurry things. And I know how you feel about no sleep believe me. I'd rather be mowing the lawn by the time morning comes instead of painting again.
I know negative...I'm just honest.   I have found by doing very small amount of work each day keeps things in order (and it's surprising how much can be done before you know it!)
Looks like a really nice composition. What is your medium your using?
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Post by: Sandra Haley on May 03, 2012, 04:07:58 PM
Looking Good!
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Kelley on May 04, 2012, 04:22:44 AM
Tony, I am impressed so far.  It is moving along quite nicely, sir!  Do not be disheartened or discouraged that it is taking a bit of time.  We are here to gently encourage you, not to rush you.  You're doing great.   :yippee:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 04, 2012, 07:32:59 AM
Tony, I am impressed so far.  It is moving along quite nicely, sir!  Do not be disheartened or discouraged that it is taking a bit of time.  We are here to gently encourage you, not to rush you.  You're doing great.   :yippee:

Hey Kelley! Thank you for your patience and encouragement. ;)
I have got some time today and so, I'm gonna do the Eggs.  :yippee: I've learned quite a few lessons from this painting already:
1. I'm not sure if I like these deep edge canvasses any more. Painting the sides is a pain and a weird distortion and, doesn't allow you to hold the canvas to move or turn it round until the paint has dried. I may go back to the thinner ones that require a frame, esp. after seeing how the 'Rose' looked in one.
2. My paints have oxidized in the fridge quicker than I expected between sessions. This makes recreating the colours a real pain, esp. if I can't remember how I got the original! (I'm gonna pop 'em in the freezer from now on and see if that helps.
3. Smaller canvasses fit in kitchens better so, I should have thought about that before I chose a 20 X 16" for this 'Eggsecution' painting. I'll use a smaller one for the 2nd 'loose/impressionistic' version of it.
4. To make a full size outline on baking paper for overlay checking of the image when painting, like Nolan recommends.
5. Remember to clean my brushes the same day!

I'll update later today but, won't promise it this time!  :blush: could be tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 04, 2012, 10:15:51 AM
Update (4th May 2012):

I've used the 'Colour Buster' to try determine the colour of the Eggs. I got near the mid tone color and the highlight & Shadow. Problem was, I didn't stick to refering and using them reference points!  :idiot2: So, the Eggs have turned out too dark so far!

Here are the images for the colours I selected (I have videoed the mixing too but, it takes 12 hours to upload a short video to Youtube these days! So, I'll just keep 'em for reference)

Colour selection:

(Gallery link for a close up version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2599 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2599)


Colour Mixes (Mid, highlight, shadow & Impromtus in between):

(Gallery link for a close up version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2601 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2601)

Eggs so far (looking too dark!):

(Gallery link for a close up version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2600 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2600)


I've learned that, perhaps the best way to help with the Eggs development is to wait for previous layers to dry. (maybe, I'm not sure yet)


Any tips for these Eggs Nolan?
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Post by: Sandra Haley on May 04, 2012, 12:20:00 PM
Beautiful work. Zinc white will lighten those eggs right up for you because it is transparent it gives it a nice brightener but not whitener.  I use that in place of Titanium white due to it turning yellow over time.  I have heard of zinc getting brittle but I have yet to see that happen.

A few tips I found working with Water mixable oils: might be better to cover them with saran wrap with a wet paper towel or sponge inside till your gonna use them again. But I wouldn't wait to long these oxyidize much quicker that is why I use them, for the drying time.  I always mix up a batch and use very small containers to store them in and I always top them off with a few drops of water if I am not going to use them for weeks on end.  I never put them in the frig or freezer I do belive that with these being water mixable they will not do the same as the regular oils. 

I have stored them on my painting tile over a day or two under saran wrap and they do fine as long as I get all the air bubbles out.  Lay the saran wrap over the pallette or what ever you have them mixed on and gently press out all the air around each pile of paint making sure the saran wrap is like a vacume pack and then you don't have to worry about the paint drying out.  If you decide to use a wet paper towel or sponge just make sure you wring out the excess. 
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Post by: Val on May 04, 2012, 02:30:11 PM
Coming along Tony  :clap:  They may seem a bit dark to you but they actually look like some of the eggs here....maybe you've painted Caribbean eggs!!  :heeha:
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Post by: Lillian on May 04, 2012, 02:35:47 PM
It's early in the process, Tony.  There's nothing you can't change of you wish to.

It's going to be a great painting.  I'm confident you can do it.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 04, 2012, 05:37:44 PM
Beautiful work. Zinc white will lighten those eggs right up for you because it is transparent it gives it a nice brightener but not whitener.  I use that in place of Titanium white due to it turning yellow over time.  I have heard of zinc getting brittle but I have yet to see that happen.

A few tips I found working with Water mixable oils: might be better to cover them with saran wrap with a wet paper towel or sponge inside till your gonna use them again. But I wouldn't wait to long these oxyidize much quicker that is why I use them, for the drying time.  I always mix up a batch and use very small containers to store them in and I always top them off with a few drops of water if I am not going to use them for weeks on end.  I never put them in the frig or freezer I do belive that with these being water mixable they will not do the same as the regular oils. 

I have stored them on my painting tile over a day or two under saran wrap and they do fine as long as I get all the air bubbles out.  Lay the saran wrap over the pallette or what ever you have them mixed on and gently press out all the air around each pile of paint making sure the saran wrap is like a vacume pack and then you don't have to worry about the paint drying out.  If you decide to use a wet paper towel or sponge just make sure you wring out the excess.

 :thankyou: for your tips for use with the Water Mixable Colours and the Zinc White paint usage Sandra ;)
I'd not thought about placing a drop of water over the paints (or using a atomiser spray of water). That's a great idea and should give me a little extra time between sessions.
I'll have a go at using the Zinc White paint when I buy some. (I knew I should hav got some last time I was in the Art Store!)
 O0
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 04, 2012, 05:40:03 PM
Coming along Tony  :clap:  They may seem a bit dark to you but they actually look like some of the eggs here....maybe you've painted Caribbean eggs!!  :heeha:

Sun tanned Eggs!  :2funny: 
Val, you always come to the rescue ;)
I just need some eggstra time then crack on with this or, it'll become a yoke!  :D
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 04, 2012, 05:43:42 PM
It's early in the process, Tony.  There's nothing you can't change of you wish to.

It's going to be a great painting.  I'm confident you can do it.

Thanks Lillian ;)  I hope I can steer this in the right direction with a few tweeks here and there. I'm learning more each time I paint. I just need to discipline my lazy self!  :blush:
I may leave this layer to dry and use it as a 'undertone' exercise. Or, I may continue this eve while it's still a wet-in-wet painting. A little bit of scraping off should help.
Cheers ;)
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Post by: Kelley on May 05, 2012, 07:09:08 AM
I agree with Sandra, Tony.  This is coming along beautifully.  I haven't tried the zinc white so I look forward to seeing this particular step.  Carry on good sir! 
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Post by: Leana on May 05, 2012, 07:46:32 AM
Tony...loving it so far  :clap: :clap: :clap: and really enjoy you sharing the process :thankyou:  ;)
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Post by: Val on May 05, 2012, 01:00:29 PM
 :eek:  Oh no!!  A 'yolking' Yorkie? Not sure I could stand it!!!   :heeha:
Actually its coming along brilliantly, can't wait to see the outcome.  Have you thought about a follow up....'aftermath' , empty eggshells, crumbs about the table......
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Post by: Anya on May 05, 2012, 11:56:10 PM
Thanks for updating us on your progress.

A good tip I learned about painting the edges of the deep canvas is to paint the sides with acrylic paint instead of oils, otherwise you can't handle the painting for a long time.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 06, 2012, 10:24:39 AM
:eek:  Oh no!!  A 'yolking' Yorkie? Not sure I could stand it!!!   :heeha:
Actually its coming along brilliantly, can't wait to see the outcome.  Have you thought about a follow up....'aftermath' , empty eggshells, crumbs about the table......


Hey you!  :fight: cheeky monkey  >:D  Have you never tried a 'Yorkie'? The smooth, chunky, appealing chocolate type! (I think they are still available to buy but, they are not for girls!)
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=709&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZaTNQ1inD9j-mM:&imgrefurl=http://adultpickyeatersuk.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/bad-candy-when-confectionery-isnt/yorkie/&docid=QkP8YbxUqWmqHM&imgurl=http://adultpickyeatersuk.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/yorkie.jpg&w=431&h=300&ei=ZFCmT-aZC4i80QWDxtiFBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=619&sig=102924484865606960163&page=1&tbnh=140&tbnw=201&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:138&tx=68&ty=70 (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=709&gbv=2&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZaTNQ1inD9j-mM:&imgrefurl=http://adultpickyeatersuk.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/bad-candy-when-confectionery-isnt/yorkie/&docid=QkP8YbxUqWmqHM&imgurl=http://adultpickyeatersuk.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/yorkie.jpg&w=431&h=300&ei=ZFCmT-aZC4i80QWDxtiFBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=619&sig=102924484865606960163&page=1&tbnh=140&tbnw=201&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:138&tx=68&ty=70)

I love the idea of an 'aftermath'! Or, a eggs frying in a pan. Hey, I'm pretty good at throwing them too so, you best behave or.... :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 06, 2012, 10:26:39 AM
Thanks for updating us on your progress.

A good tip I learned about painting the edges of the deep canvas is to paint the sides with acrylic paint instead of oils, otherwise you can't handle the painting for a long time.

Whoah Anya! That's a great idea  O0 I'll look to do that 'cos it'll allow me to continue to use them 'cos of it drying quick. I'll use an appropriate matching colour of the scene. Perfect!  :thankyou:  :hug:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 06, 2012, 10:31:23 AM
We're off on holiday for 4 days till late Friday 10th so, I won't be able to crack on with my painting till I get back. Not so bad really 'cos I wanted the colour to dry anyway, so I can use it as a tonal exercise instead. (I'll have to remember to make the next coats flexible with the addition of a drop of medium in order to adhere to the 'fat (flexible) over lean' rule to prevent cracking later.
I've realized that the colour of eggs are like skin colour and, they vary just as much too. I'll push on and get this finished next weekend, then I can get on with the 'loose painted version'.
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Post by: Lillian on May 06, 2012, 10:51:28 AM
Enjoy your holiday, Pat.  You can get cracking on your eggs when you get back.  ;D
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 06, 2012, 11:15:41 AM
Enjoy your holiday, Pat.  You can get cracking on your eggs when you get back.  ;D


 :thankyou: We are going in our motor-home to a place called 'Searles' at Hunstanton in West Norfolk, on the top coast:
http://www.searles.co.uk/things-to-do/ (http://www.searles.co.uk/things-to-do/)

Google zoom in map (Click on 'Earth' on the right, wait, then, click on the map and zoom in.  You can travel round the area to see it in near reality:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=searles+at+hunstanton&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=709&pdl=300&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=searles+at+hunstanton&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=709&pdl=300&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl)
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Post by: jennylynn on May 06, 2012, 12:32:10 PM
have a "cracking" good holiday tony!  hope the weather is kind to you.
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Post by: Val on May 06, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
Bon Voyage!!! I knew you were a cruiser.....even if it is a land cruiser!   :2funny:

Never had a chocolate Yorkie....but oh those walnut whips, finished up my last bag of allsorts on the last leg...just straight up licorice for the next one. Boy I hope I can get allsorts in Guatemala   :idea:  I'll have to have a care package sent in!!   O0   :2funny:
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Post by: Leana on May 07, 2012, 08:44:54 AM
Tony, wishing you a relaxing, funfilled break with great weather.  Safe travelling.
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Post by: patindaytona on May 07, 2012, 04:46:52 PM
Have a good Holiday Tony. I'm curious how you blended your egg. I am doing one that's got alot of blending in it like an egg on the side along with my main painting. I have figured out their are a few ways you can do blending on things like that. One would be to just paint the whole thing over with a flat tone that is the value of the highlight (except I'd save the brightess value of all for later), then dry, then gradually one layer at a time, keep building up the darks till you end up with the darkest. Sounds like a fool proof plan, but I have not tried that.
I'm doing what Nolan did in portraits...side by side values..is that what you've done already on it?
But I can't get it real smooth, so letting it dry, then will glaze thinnly where it needs it. Let me know your procedure.
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Post by: nolan on May 07, 2012, 08:32:58 PM
Looking good so far Tony. It's okay that the eggs are too dark, it's easy to lighten and brighten from there. I think the colour you have now is a great undertone for the brighter colours. The left hand egg needs more blending though. The egg is perfectly smooth so you have to get the shadings smooth to show that.

Have a great holiday  :boat:
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Post by: NHC50 on May 08, 2012, 12:52:40 PM
Hey Tony have a great time. Take a lot of pictures.
Nina  :flowers:
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Post by: patindaytona on May 08, 2012, 03:40:32 PM
Not trying to take over this thread..but Nolan, once something isn't blended real well, can you give some advice on how to correct it somewhat once it's dried already? Is their a way?
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Post by: nolan on May 09, 2012, 08:10:58 PM
use colour washes Pat. Take a look at the tulip tutorial on Paint Basket TV and you will see how I do that O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 01, 2012, 10:06:11 AM
Gosh! this colour mixing for these Eggs is making me crack up!  :D
I decided to place the mixtures on the actual egg instead of matching to the screen. This was a much better way. I realised that the 8 parts Yellow Ochre + 1 part white didn't give the right colour but, I'm not surprised 'cos, all the eggs in my dozen (12) tray are all slightly different!  After messing about with various mixings and getting frustrated, I tried adding Burnt Umber and some Raw Sienna + white. This got somewhere near. I've painted the tones of this mix and, posted the palette pic. I need to blend them and add the darker shade (with a slight addition of the background colour mixed in).
One of the things I've realised is, how the colour of Eggs are very similar to skin colour and, we all know how problematic that can be to recreate!  :sweat:
I'll post more as I go on. I just wanted to show the comparison of this new additional colour before I move on further.
Cheers ;)

Larger image in gallery here:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2817 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2817)

Palette:

Larger image in gallery here:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2818 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2818)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 01, 2012, 12:21:37 PM
Tony, it's coming along really well and you're making it a learning experience for us all.   :clap: :clap:  :thankyou:

It's interesting that egg shells can be compared to skin colour.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 01, 2012, 12:52:15 PM
I like it, it is coming along very nicely

Penny
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: jennylynn on June 01, 2012, 01:41:02 PM
tony really like your eggsecution  up to now FANTASTIC!!!   the egg colour you seem to have cracked ha! ha!  and like lillia :clap: :clap:n said a great learning experience for the rest of us  can't wait to see the next update !
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 01, 2012, 02:20:37 PM
Pat, it's coming along really well and you're making it a learning experience for us all.   :clap: :clap:  :thankyou:

It's interesting that egg shells can be compared to skin colour.
Thank you Lillian  ;)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 01, 2012, 02:33:14 PM
I've been very slow with this project and, I apologise for it dragging on in small steps. With work issues and one daughter moved back home while the younger one setting up home with boyfriend and needed huge help, life is quite busy! I hope to do more soon.
I've looked up the base colour mix for silver in the book I've started using. It saves a huge amount of guess work, time and paint. This is one on Amazon. (don't buy it though 'cos there's a new one due out that covers oil, acrylics & water colour):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Color-Mixing-Recipes-Colour-Combinations/dp/1560108738/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338560679&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Color-Mixing-Recipes-Colour-Combinations/dp/1560108738/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338560679&sr=8-1)

Oh, and today I managed to impress Sue by saving 150 by repairing the oven myself! I used Youtube http://youtu.be/rVOGhil4Avs (http://youtu.be/rVOGhil4Avs)  to find how to replace a element. Ordered wrong one then picked up right one today and fitted it....bingo! it works perfect (after smoke burn off on new element). (Belling wanted to charge 180! to include 12 months compulsory insurance).
(We paid 30 total!)  :smart: :yippee:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: sapphirelynn on June 01, 2012, 09:05:42 PM
gotta love u-tube :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Anya on June 01, 2012, 09:10:32 PM
Tony, great colors. Thanks for posting step by step because now I know how to come up with that color.

I have that color mixing book you have been telling us about, haven't looked at it in ages, time to dust it off and use it.

This is going to be a wonderful painting!
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 02:39:36 AM
Sorry, Tony!   :blush:  I went back and put your real name in my post.

By the way, where is Pat these days???   :confused:  I hope he's doing ok, been missing him here.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Anya on June 02, 2012, 03:25:56 AM
Lillian, I was wondering the same thing lately.

Pat, if our out there give us a shout.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 02, 2012, 10:11:04 AM
Today I added some more to this 'The Eggsecution' painting.
The yellow wasn't easy to create. I messed around for ages trying to get somewhere near it. I added Ultrumarine Blue to get a darker version but, it looked greenish. I was surprised to see the Yolk was actually greenish!
Something I've learned while doing this painting was, how your eyes/mind plays tricks. What I mean is, determining a colour is a strange entity when that colour is painted on your canvas. The surrounding areas of white seem to distort it. It's a strange phenomena and perhaps it's already been named. It's a relative issue I think. Anyway, I find that isolating the colour gives me a better perspective on whether its somewhere near.
I've done the yolk because, I wanted to see that in relation to what I've already done. I know I should have done the silver spoon first though!  :blush:

I'm gonna do the silver next. This requires a very steady hand to get them curves, as I discovered while painting the yellow!
I've blended the Eggs more and just need to do the 'head' part on the plate.
I'm not going to do the bread in detail 'cos I want to adhere to that compositional tactic of leading the eye to the focal point.
I'm tempted to paint some sun rays coming in from the left but, I'll wait for it to dry before I attempt them! I'll seek Nolan's advice for tips on that one.
I'm gonna do some more later today if I get the chance and, before my paints dry!

Addition of Yolk:
Larger image link to Gallery:  http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2826 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2826)

Close up:
Larger image link to Gallery: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2827 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2827)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Maryna on June 02, 2012, 10:32:32 AM
looking good  O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: jennylynn on June 02, 2012, 11:46:46 AM
looking good enough to eat!!
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 02, 2012, 12:12:39 PM
I managed to paint some more. I'm learning a lot doing this painting. Next time I want to do a more detailed drawing that outlines/shades the tonal values to help in the paint application. Also, I paint a bit like 'Paint By Numbers'!
Once I've added the silver, I'll go back in and modify some areas I'm not happy with.
I hope it's ok to keep posting each little bit I do and, please don't feel obligated to post a comment. I'll seek some proper heavy hitting critique soon and I want full punches please! That's the only way I can improve! :
Larger image gallery link:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2828 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2828)

Photo I'm working from:
Larger image in Gallery here (click on it to make it bigger):
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2829 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2829)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 12:50:14 PM
Tony, your painting is coming along beautifully!

I like the egg shell that's lying on the table.  It shows the little membrane in the end, so realistic!

You did a great job of painting the yolk, spilling down over the egg cup and onto the table.  How are you reserving the white?

I also like how you link us to your gallery so we can see the photo without the "X" box thingy.

Keep posting!  It's like a mini lesson for us all, love it!  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 02, 2012, 01:00:20 PM
 :thankyou: Lillian ;)  I'm 60% pleased how it's going so far.
I've posted the photo I'm working from since your comment. ( You can open both to see the comparison).
Here's a short video I just posted to Youtube. (I haven't recorded the process though because, I don't want people get free video lessons! They will have to come to Paint Basket if they want them!  :smart:):

Oil Painting 'The Eggsecution' 18 X 24" by (ASM) Part 1 of 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quioJGJJYhQ#ws)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 02, 2012, 01:19:34 PM
Tony, your pic is looking good.  I admire you for the dedication you have. Bang up job.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: NHC50 on June 02, 2012, 01:41:53 PM
Awesome Job on this painting Tony.  O0 O0
I've got to go and fix breakfast, your egss are making me hungry.  :2funny: :2funny:
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 02, 2012, 02:00:58 PM
If there's one thing I have to confess, it's that I jumped into this painting long before I was ready. Although I've  done the Rose and Tulip and read about colour mixing, I hadn't gone through the proper method of learning painting practically and colour practicals. I've tried to run before I can walk! I'm worse than Claude for misbehaving!  :2funny:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 02, 2012, 05:59:30 PM
Update:

I've made up the base colour for the silver (I used the recipe book recipe 146  page 17)
I've had a go at the egg holder. A bit of a hit and miss affair in joining up the lines and holding steady. The focus has now shifted to that area but, once I do the focal egg, it should go back.
I'll update when I've done the next bit.


Larger image in Gallery (click on image to enlarge):
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2835 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2835)

Palette for the silver:
Lager image in Gallery link here (click on image):
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2836 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2836)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 02, 2012, 06:06:53 PM
Just an amazing job on that silver!  Wow!  It looks so real!

Keep on running!   :run:  You're winning the race!
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Kelley on June 02, 2012, 07:43:31 PM
Clever Tony.  I am highly impressed.   :clap:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Anya on June 02, 2012, 08:38:41 PM
Tony, the silver.... :heeha: AMAZING!
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: anita on June 03, 2012, 12:00:50 AM
Wow ... looks amazing so far Tony, I can almost feel how sticky that yolk is  ;D

Anita
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on June 03, 2012, 12:57:01 AM
Tony, this painting is turning into a master piece, just keep taking your time and don't start rushing now that it is almost complete  :heeha: :clap:

I can't wait to see the final painting
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: valweb on June 03, 2012, 08:03:38 AM
Wow Tony, I had to enlarge your painting to see if it was painted or if it was a photograph.   You can be proud.    :clap: :clap:

Nolan, you and Dennis must be so proud of all your students beautiful paintings.    Shows what fantastic tutors we have.   :thankyou: 
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 03, 2012, 09:02:07 AM
Thank you Nolan! We are going off for 4 days from tomorrow and I was tempted to try get this done today...in a rush! After your advice, I'll leave it till we return.  ;)
I've painted the spoon with this base silver and I was wondering about the drying time issue. Is it okay to paint over it once the base is touch dry or, do I have to wait for it to fully dry (not sure how to determine that though)?
Also, as I like to create a painting area in a session, in a wet-in-wet/paint-by-numbers type of way, what tools and techniques would you recommend for scraping lines out of a wet base colour (I'm thinking of the spoon handle here if I was to paint in the darkest dark and highlights)?
I've seen quite a few areas I want to improve in this painting but, I'll know when to stop and move on without fiddling forever!.
There is another lesson I've learnt, that I'll apply to my next painting. To do a far more detailed and visible under-drawing. I'll shade in the areas of darkest parts 'cos the dark paint will cover the pencil anyway. The weave of the canvas is something I'm not keen on either. Even though it's a fine weave, I'd like to get a smoother finish. Is  this something other people do Nolan?



Thank you to everyone who have posted a comment. I really appreciate them and, I'm very open to critique so please feel free to say because, I can't change it later once it's framed and varnished!

*addition*:
I've done a few tweaks today and now I'll have to leave it till we return Friday. We're off to Blackpool South & Hormskirk in Lancashire (weather forecast is... rain!  :thumbdown:).
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: C.Bodine on June 03, 2012, 01:19:59 PM
Tony, your painting is fantastic! Can't wait to see it completed! O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 03, 2012, 03:18:33 PM
 Really Great Tony.  Enjoy the vacation.  See you here in a few days.  O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Anya on June 04, 2012, 01:36:32 AM
Hi Tony,
thought I would give you my two cents re. Smoother canvas.
I don't like to see the texture of the canvas at all, just a personal preference.

I sand and gesso a minimum of three times with a fine grit sandpaper. Even when you buy canvas that says its triple primed that doesn't mean anything, it was just factory primed doesn't make much difference.

There is an artist whose work I greatly admire who does layers upon layers of glazes to achieve unbelievable realism. He sands and gessos 8-12 times, I don't have any inclination to go to that extreme. Three times gives me a smooth enough texture.

Saw you on YouTube, your painting looks amazing.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on June 04, 2012, 09:30:44 PM
another option to get a smooth support to paint on it to prime an mdf board with gesso, then there is no canvas weave at all.

To scrape lines out of wt paint you can use almost anything, the back of a brush, knife, old pen, fingernail, stick, etc.

If you leave something to dry to the point where the oil paint becomes tacky, then it's better to leave until dry. It the paint is thinly painted and touch dry, I would still add some medium / oil to the layer above to ensure it dries slower then the lower layer. If the paint is not tacky yet, then it should still be wet enough to just continue painting as normal
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Anya on June 04, 2012, 11:09:14 PM
Good option Nolan, I want to try to paint on board, would you just gesso it once? And would you have to do both sides?
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on June 06, 2012, 07:58:15 PM
give it one coat, if you still see the board when dry, then give another coat.

You only need to gesso the painting side
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Leana on June 07, 2012, 09:37:35 PM
 :heeha: Tony, your Eggsecution is truly coming along famously!  It looks really great! Your eggs look real... can I have a taste  :licklips: ...and your silver looks very realistic!  :clap: :clap: :clap: Hope you are having a fun time on your 4 day break.  Looking forward to the progress.  O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Val on June 08, 2012, 11:02:12 PM
Tony, I can see there won't be any egg on your face!   >:D  Brilliant work while I've been away, really looking forward to seeing the outcome.   :clap:   :clap:
Hope you enjoy(ed) your holiday.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 08, 2012, 11:22:09 PM
 :welcome: back Val!  Glad to see you with us!

Where are you and what have you been up to?  ...done any painting or drawing lately?

How are things in general?  Are you staying away from any stormy seas?

Maybe we'll see you in the next watercolor class???   :gl2:  with the internet reception.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Val on June 09, 2012, 02:12:41 AM
I'll pop over to PJ's and put in an update.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 09, 2012, 07:33:02 AM
another option to get a smooth support to paint on it to prime an mdf board with gesso, then there is no canvas weave at all.

To scrape lines out of wt paint you can use almost anything, the back of a brush, knife, old pen, fingernail, stick, etc.

If you leave something to dry to the point where the oil paint becomes tacky, then it's better to leave until dry. It the paint is thinly painted and touch dry, I would still add some medium / oil to the layer above to ensure it dries slower then the lower layer. If the paint is not tacky yet, then it should still be wet enough to just continue painting as normal

 :thankyou: Nolan for this great advice ;) I'm much clearer on how I'll progress and adapt my techniques of painting. I like the option of scraping off wet mid tones and applying other colours in a wet-in-wet technique so I can do a area in a session.
I haven't tried the MDF board and, strangely enough, we met a artist at Blackpool South (nearby garden centre) doing a live painting on a MDF board! (He's called Graham Arthur Jones).
Thank you for the great info and clarification on the paint drying subject. It's given me more confidence built on this knowledge and should dispel fears.
 O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 09, 2012, 07:34:42 AM
I just wanted to post a link to how my painting process started and, how/why I chose the name 'The Eggsecution' via Dennis:
http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,1896.msg25514.html#msg25514 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php/topic,1896.msg25514.html#msg25514)



PS.
We had a great 4 day holiday despite the rain!

I hope to get this painting near finished by the end of next week. (no promises though!  ;D)

Here's an update to where I got before we went on holiday:


Link to larger image in the Gallery here (click on image to enlarge it further): http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2870 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2870)

Photo reference to see what I'm painting:
Link to larger image in the Gallery here (click on image to enlarge it further): http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2829 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2829)
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: jennylynn on June 09, 2012, 08:58:46 AM
tony!!  your eggsecution is turning into a masterpeice!!  the eggs and the bread look so real well done!
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 09, 2012, 10:44:56 AM
tony!!  your eggsecution is turning into a masterpeice!!  the eggs and the bread look so real well done!

Thanks for your lovely comment ;)  (I've yet to bake that bread though!)  ;D
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 09, 2012, 10:48:26 AM
I've never used 'Zinc White' but, given it's semi-opaque, I may have a go at painting in sun ray beams of light from the left once the painting is dry enough.  Has anyone used this colour as a semi transparent before for anything similar?
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: NHC50 on June 10, 2012, 01:43:59 PM
One thing about MDF Board if you can fined it in the 4x8 sheets. It has to be untempered. Because the tempered has and oil resin on it. they say in time it could impair the adhesion of the gesso. I know you can buy it in the art stores.
But if a person could fined it in the 4x8 sheets you could save a lot of money by cutting your own sizes. Just a thought.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Leana on June 10, 2012, 08:19:49 PM
Tony, I am in absolute awe at your 'eggsecution' ... brilliant work and completely so realistic  :clap: :clap: :clap:.  I am really enjoying seeing the W.I.P's.

I have used zinc white before, also because of it's semi-transparent properties... however I recall Dennis mentioned some time ago that Zinc white gets brittle... since then I have been too scared to use it anywhere.  But I am sure Dennis or Nolan will stop by and will give you some better clarity on this.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Anya on June 10, 2012, 09:24:31 PM
Tony, I have used zinc white to paint reflections in a wine glass, it gives a very nice filmy, wispy kind of  effect.

Nina thanks for the info on the oil resin, I am just about to buy mdf.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 10, 2012, 09:32:56 PM
Nina,  :thankyou: for your advice on the MDF board. I was going to ask if anyone has experience with this board anyway so, it's a coincidence you posted your advice!

 :thankyou: Leana for your kind words of encouragement! I'm hoping to continue and get it finished this week but, as it's my birthday tomorrow (11th June), I may have a days setback! I'm hoping that Sue has forgotten about my iPad 3 acquisition and gone out and got me another gadget!  :D i like the new 'Apple TV' (plugs into the TV and allows me to remotely send anything from my iPod or iPad 3 to the TV for viewing). I DESERVE ONE AND, I NEED ONE  NOW!  :2funny:  http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/apple_tv (http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/apple_tv)

Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: C.Bodine on June 11, 2012, 02:08:56 AM
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birrrrrthdaaaaay dear Tony, happpppy birrrrrrrthdaaaaay toooooo yoooooou! ;D
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 11, 2012, 10:44:39 AM
 :bday: Tony!  I hope you have a wonderful day and you get everything on your wish list.

Just remember the bill will be along later.   :2funny:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 11, 2012, 10:56:12 AM
LOL!  :thankyou: C & Lillian for your Birthday wishes  :) :hug:
I just know it's gonna be a great day 'cos, I've given BIG hints to friends and relatives that, although I'm concious of the economic situation excuses, my NEED for gifts is GREATER than their fiscal scrimping!  I've hinted (very heavily!) that I can't survive without my gadgets and, I won't be forgiving of those who parm me off with a text message or Facebook 'smile'! I DEMAND feeding with technology! I'll starve if I'm not furnished with more gadgets!  :crazy2:


I just know I'm gonna end up with a pair of socks!  :2funny:  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: dennis on June 11, 2012, 11:02:30 AM
Happy Birthday Gadgetman   :bday: - may you have many many more gadgets  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Lillian on June 11, 2012, 11:17:03 AM
Tony, your greed for all that techy stuff can do nothing but good for the economy!  Keeps people in jobs, etc., etc., etc.   :)  So hint heavily!   You're worth more than a pair of socks!   :)

Anyway, I just want to say  :bday: again and  :thankyou: for all the support and encouragement you've been to me, especially lately while I'm absorbed in the drawing course,  and to so many others here on Paintbasket. :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 11, 2012, 02:18:42 PM
  :bday: to you :bday: to you  :bday: dear Tony.  Make it a great one.  :painting:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 11, 2012, 03:33:00 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  for all your lovely Birthday wishes  ;) :hug: 
I just got a iTunes voucher off my daughter and, a big fat 'Subway sandwich' and a chocolate 'Snickers Bar Milkshake' in town! I can get some 'apps' for my iPad now and I'm gonna get 'Pac Man', 'Asteroids' and a racing game.. so I can be 12 all over again!  :D :2funny:
I've treat myself to a book too (just in case I got neglected on the gift front!).


I must get on with my painting though. I intend to finish this 'The Eggsecution' this week.

I'm off now to eye up some more gadgets.
Lillian, it's a tough job being a man in need of this high tech wizz stuff but, someone has to do it!  ;D :2funny: O0
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: jennylynn on June 11, 2012, 04:40:18 PM
 :bday:  tony glad to see you've had a great day, so far anyway!!!   I'm sure there's a lot more gadjets out there just for you! lol    :yippee:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Leana on June 11, 2012, 07:37:04 PM
 :bday: to you,  :bday: to you,  :bday: dear Tony,  :bday: to you. Hip hip... HOORAY!  Wishing you a very blessed day and year...filled with mmm, let me think a bit... gadgets?  :2funny: Hope you had an awesome day Tony  :1hug:
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Val on June 12, 2012, 12:07:12 AM
Many happy returns 'Yorkie'     :-*  Love ya.
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: nolan on June 13, 2012, 09:51:14 PM
 :bday: :bday: Tony, did you get you Apple TV?
Title: Re: 'The Eggsecution'! by ASM (Tony's updates)
Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 14, 2012, 06:13:56 PM
:bday: :bday: Tony, did you get you Apple TV?

Nolan, I have to admit that I was neglected on this front. So, today I went out and treat myself to a .....iPhone 4S!  :yippee:
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Post by: Lillian on June 14, 2012, 07:02:09 PM
 :yippee:  Enjoy your new toy, Tony!   :flowers:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 14, 2012, 08:25:51 PM
:yippee:  Enjoy your new toy, Tony!   :flowers:

Lillian, I'm struggling to choose which gadget to play with!  :D  I got away with acquiring my new iPhone 4S http://www.apple.com/iphone/ (http://www.apple.com/iphone/) by telling Sue that she pinched my iPad 3 and that was very unfair!! Seriously, she has proper nabbed it and is playing on a very artistic looking game called 'Catapult King'! (Little does she know how much these iPhones are!  ;D :sweat:)
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Post by: nolan on June 14, 2012, 09:41:32 PM
Dennis also has a habit of buying himself a birthday / Xmas present just before the event  :crazy2:
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Post by: Val on June 15, 2012, 12:22:30 AM
So Tony ..... I'm sure your little iphone   :smiley6600:  has a camera .... send us an update on the eggsecution!   :knuppel2:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 15, 2012, 01:22:45 AM
So Tony ..... I'm sure your little iphone   :smiley6600:  has a camera .... send us an update on the eggsecution!   :knuppel2:

Lol!  :blush: I shell crack on with my 'Eggsecution' tomorrow! Otherwise I'll be the one to get 'Eggsecuted'!  ;D
I'm just enjoying being 12 years old again Val!  :2funny: 
PS
I must confess, I'm in love with my iPhone 4S already! (Sue is not a happy Bunny!)  >:D
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Post by: Val on June 15, 2012, 11:23:57 AM
I understand completely Tony, I encourage people to never fully grow up ... takes all the fun out of life. BUT...as all us children know...we can also be impatient....    :angel:   :whistle: 
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Post by: Lillian on June 15, 2012, 04:44:12 PM
Hi Tony,

Re your Color Mixing Recipes book you mentioned in your June 1st post, I just came across a book on Amazon.com

Color Mixing Bible: All You'Ll Ever Need to Know About Mixing Pigments in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, Soft Pastel, Pencil, and Ink [Paperback]  It's an older version, Publisher: Watson-Guptill (April 1, 2002) 

I'm wondering how it compares with the new one you talked about, Tony.  Sounds interesting, anyway.

I just want to keep things simple.  I'm relying on Dennis and Nolan for their expert opinion and I don't want to complicate things.

I'm wondering though, if this would be a worthwhile purchase.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 15, 2012, 05:50:32 PM
Lillian, I can only really remark on the book I have. I don't know how it compares to the one you mention but, I can say that the investment in my version was money well spent.
The book is a reference first and foremost. You determine your requirements from the index at the back and, by going to the 'colour recipes' to compare. From there you see the proportions of paint mixes that make it. These are measures accurately on a grid (you scrape off the paint and transfer to your palate so you can clean the grid and pop it back in the book).
I posted information about a new version that's due out sometime this year.  Here's a link to it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1600582834/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1600582834/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE) 
I hope this helps.
Tony ;)  :painting: :hug:
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Post by: Lillian on June 15, 2012, 09:07:13 PM
I'm going to be watching for it,   :thankyou: Tony.

I see there was a new one out, April 30, 2012 by the same author, William F. Powel,  but just for landscapes.

"Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes: Mixing recipes for more than 400 color combinations"

The one you refer to will be comprehensive, useful for all mediums.  I will seriously consider getting that one.  I will bookmark this page.  Spiral bound too!  How handy.

I'm not quite clear on the grid pallet.  Is it a clear sheet that you would use to match the color of the subject?

 
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Post by: Kelley on June 16, 2012, 06:08:28 AM
Tony, I think I like your painting more than the actual reference photograph.   O0  Amazing work my friend.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 16, 2012, 10:48:30 PM
I just realised how long I've dragged this painting on for!... Since April  :blush:
I've put my new gadgets aside (as much as it pains me!) and, got my paints out.  :yippee: I intend to get this painting finished this week. (if I can resist 'Temple Run' and 'Catapult King' on my iPad!  :D)

It's baking time. The bread is calling me and, the spoon wants some polishing. I've done a bit of the shadowing and, I need to do tweaks to the silver holders.  :painting:
I'll post 2 more progress reports over the next week and then, draw this thread to a close on completion!  ;)
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Post by: Val on June 17, 2012, 01:08:38 AM
 O0   Looking forward to seeing it.   :clap:
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Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2012, 11:49:55 AM
I've been waiting and waiting and waiting.... :2funny:

I'm looking forward to seeing it too, Tony.
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Post by: Val on June 17, 2012, 10:17:10 PM
No pressure Tony......   :knuppel2:
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Post by: Lillian on June 17, 2012, 11:47:13 PM
No pressure???!!!  Get Crackin' !!!   :2funny:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 18, 2012, 06:27:12 AM
Ladies! lol!  I'm whipping these eggs into shape and scrambling to get it served! Breakfast will be served soon but, you know us men, we can't multi-task like you women!  :2funny:
 :painting: :painting:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 18, 2012, 05:07:14 PM
I've finished at last!  :yippee:


Larger image link in Gallery here. Click on the image to enlarge: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2984 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2984)

Photo reference:

Gallery larger image: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2829 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2829)

Short video:

'The Eggsecution' by ASM. Now Finished! Oil On Canvas 24x16" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGL7DxTavxk#ws)
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Post by: Lillian on June 18, 2012, 09:19:21 PM
This has been fun for all of us.  So many puns!   :2funny:  Plus, you've created a masterpiece.   :yippee:

What are you going to do to entertain us next time, Tony?
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Post by: Val on June 18, 2012, 10:19:41 PM
 :clap:   :clap:  Brilliant work Yorkie!   :clap:   :clap:  Your painting looks better than the photo   :heeha:
Wouldn't mind a drop of OJ when you serve up that breakfast ....  :whistle:
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Post by: valweb on June 19, 2012, 07:08:55 AM
 :clap: Eggcellent Tony.  I like the way you got your colours so clear and bright.   You can be proud of this painting.   I can see you didn't rush this one as it comes across as a "warm springtime breakfast".  Hmmmmmm
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Post by: Maria Canino on June 19, 2012, 11:28:43 AM
Tony congratulations on finishing your painting...  ;D     From my point of view, the original pales against your work  O0

You have also opened up a totally new venue for us when it comes to presenting our work in its entire process.  It was  fun, it was enlightening and it allowed all of us to become a part of your triumphal ending :clap: :clap: :clap:

What next?

Maria  :painting:
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Post by: GailBrown on June 19, 2012, 04:02:30 PM
I have to agree with Val, your painting does look better than the real thing.  Great job!
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Post by: Maryna on June 19, 2012, 04:53:19 PM
Excellent stuff Tony, very very well done.  :clap: :clap:   :not_worthy:
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 20, 2012, 10:32:52 AM
I couldn't resist putting in some sun ray beams! I went for it with this bravery test and I'm pleased with the outcome! I've also signed and dated it. It's now finished:


Larger image in the Gallery here. Just click on the photo to enlarge it:  http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2996 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=2996)
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Post by: pnewcomer1 on June 20, 2012, 10:49:10 AM
Tony, your painting is totally amazing, you have done a fantastic job but I only have one question "where's the pepper?" lol It just needs a little pepper on the egg and on the table, but again you have done a remarkable job  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Penny
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 20, 2012, 11:05:31 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
to everyone who has followed me on this journey and shown such patience. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement that's kept me from abandoning it when I thought I'd jumped it too deep! I apologise for dragging it on so long and, even adding more at this point (I just had to dare to have a go at adding sun ray beams!  :blush:)

Penny, I've closed shop now so, I'll have to leave the pepper out! It makes me sneeze anyway!  ;D

I'd never have been able to accomplish such a painting if it wasn't for Nolan and Dennis teaching their fantastic skills. They've allowed me to do something I've longed to do for years. (I know I veered off on my own path with this painting too early too  :blush:) but, I was excited to create my own picture. I'm thrilled with the result ;)  :yippee:
 :thankyou:  O0
Tony  ;)

Oil Painting Complete! Signed 20th June 2012 'The Eggsecution' by ASM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-yu8VtgtBQ#ws)
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Post by: Val on June 20, 2012, 11:32:32 AM
And so you should be Tony.   :clap:  I don't think its ever to early to broaden one's horizons. Of course knowing that when you've really put your foot in it there's two very smart people   :smart:   :smart:  to throw you a line and reel you back in to safer waters   :boat:   really helps!   ;D 

Dare to dream,   :sleep:   dare to fly,   :flight: we'll all be your safety net.   :hug:   O0
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Post by: Kelley on June 22, 2012, 02:48:54 AM
Congratulations on your perfectly eggsecuted painting. Great colours and composition.  This should go in a gallery for sure.   :clap: :clap:  Thank you for including us in the adventure.  O0
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Post by: jennylynn on June 22, 2012, 08:43:18 AM
tony what a brilliant idea to put the sun rays in!   this sure has been an eggciting adventure, for us all!   the video was a really good addition love it O0   kelley is right it definately should be hung in a gallery!!  it goes to show what can be done when you put your mind to it once again really well done tony!!
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 24, 2012, 06:43:55 AM
Wow! lots of wonderful comments  :blush:   :thankyou: :thankyou: 
And, to top it, I've been chosen as the 'Featured Member Of The Week'! http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8ad810c9582a2416506e61fab&id=0775e41af9&e=f5160964f9 (http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8ad810c9582a2416506e61fab&id=0775e41af9&e=f5160964f9)
  :thankyou: :yippee: :hug: :clap:

I'm very pleased with this outcome and, I've only got there thanks to all the Paint Basket encouragement and Teachers skills. I'm honoured and humbled by your care and generosity.
 :thankyou:  everyone
Tony  :)
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Post by: Lillian on June 24, 2012, 11:47:01 AM
Tony, I'm not surprised you're featured in the Newsletter, praise so well deserved.

You did an absolutely outstanding job on your Eggesecution painting.

Thankyou for including us in the process it was a lot of fun.   :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Honeysuckle73 on June 24, 2012, 06:43:17 PM
  :yippee:  Tony. Congrats for being featured member of the week in the newsletter. You very well deserved it.  Eggsecution is fantastic.
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Post by: Maria Canino on June 24, 2012, 09:00:18 PM
Tony, Congratulations on being the Featured Artist of the week :clap: :clap: :clap:  A well deserved nomination.  O0 Looking forward to your next project.  :)

Maria  :painting:

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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 24, 2012, 09:18:17 PM
I'm getting spoilt with all these wonderful comments!  8) ;D   :thankyou: for taking time out to post such lovely replies.
Maria, I'm looking to my next project at the moment. I'm gonna apply the learned lessons I got from this painting in my next one. I'm tempted to do a portrait. It's a big one to go for but, I'm buoyed up for the challenge after my ego boosting feedback!  :painting: I'm just considering who to paint or, perhaps not a portrait but a Zoo animal instead.
I just don't know yet. I just don't want to do a painting that will date or, have some celebrity that proves to be unsavoury later! At least animals are not controversial!
I'm also intent on working at some of the lessons too.
 :hug:
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Post by: Karen on June 24, 2012, 11:01:10 PM
The videoclip was a great idea, Tony. I love the final version - it's certainly not a boring painting and so beautifully done.
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Post by: Tony (ASM) on June 25, 2012, 11:00:01 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:
for all the wonderful comments. I'm so grateful. ;)
I'm now moving on to my next painting and, I hope it goes as well as this one.
You are all such wonderful people and the reason why I'm addicted to Paint Basket ;)  ;D :yippee: :yippee: :hug: :flowers:
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Post by: patindaytona on June 27, 2012, 05:18:29 PM
Tony....what a masterpiece...you did a great great job on this one. Congratulations on it! Did you do glazes on that egg? It's so incredibly smooth.      The whole painting is an excellant job. O0 O0 O0