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Reply #15 on: September 18, 2017, 07:06:30 PM
The background looks great, half the battle won  ;)   
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Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 08:02:51 PM
Thanks mea and Win! I used hunters green for the background. Sent this to the hotel and they like it too! So yes, Win - a big battle won since I was nervous about the background. Had to use three layers of paint to get the wallpaper effect.
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Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 11:02:38 PM
I knew our "background queen" would do an awesome job.  It looks GREAT so far Sharon .... I had no doubt. Am looking so forward to seeing the final painting.


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Reply #18 on: September 19, 2017, 12:02:28 AM
Aha!!!  :heeha: Sharon you are sneaky...  :sneaky: thought you could slip this one by me and my crystal ball did you?  :2funny:

Good news! Excellent job of the background.  O0   Agreed the collar should be black, the jacket perhaps a medium gray to charcoal?  You are well and away with this one. It will be positively marvelous darling, almost halfway there!  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:


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Reply #19 on: September 19, 2017, 12:28:04 AM
You have a wonderful start and I know this will be fabulous when finished!! You have some excellent tips from the others.
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Reply #20 on: September 19, 2017, 11:10:27 PM
Thank you Patricia, Val and Mary Lou!

 Patricia - I always think of you when I do my colored backgrounds!!!

Val - Glad that crystal ball is nearby! And I agree about the jacket color. I've painted the collar black and put a first layer of gray down. It's too light so once it's dry I'll add another darker layer. 

Mary Lou - your belief in me means such a lot!
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Sharon


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Reply #21 on: September 20, 2017, 01:53:20 AM
There you go, so far very good  :yippee:

When you are done with this one... what about van Gogh self portrait?   I dreamed you would do it well.


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Reply #22 on: September 20, 2017, 11:11:41 AM
Sharon, whenever I see beautiful, vibrant backgrounds, I ALWAYS think of you, our background queen!!   Patricia
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Reply #23 on: September 20, 2017, 03:33:35 PM
Thanks Annie! If I do well with this portrait the hotel wants me to do one of another of their early owners - George Smith. Maybe then I'll tackle Van Gogh!

XOXO Patricia!!
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Reply #24 on: September 20, 2017, 04:05:38 PM
Wow, Sharon.  Another great opportunity.

Speaking of Van Gogh, I got to see his "Wheatfield with Sheaves" painting yesterday at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  I was really excited to see something he had actually done. Also saw two by Gaughan, a Renoir, and a Monet.

My friend, a fabulous artist, did this one of Van Gogh in an aloha shirt as part of his "Artist of Vacation" series.


He also has a great Mona Lisa with Diamond Head in the background.

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Reply #25 on: September 21, 2017, 12:02:25 AM
 :heeha:  Excellent resemblance! (despite the shirt, lol) Nice to see I'm not the only one that likes tacky shirts!


What a treat to see those paintings Mea! I am positively green  :envy: .


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Reply #26 on: September 21, 2017, 12:43:25 AM
Seeing a Van Gogh in person is awesome - so happy you got to do that! I had the privilege to visit the Van Gogh museum years ago. And I used to have a framed poster of the painting he did of his bedroom in my own room for years. Love the aloha shirt!! Thanks for sharing!
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Reply #27 on: September 21, 2017, 05:43:06 AM
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Reply #28 on: September 22, 2017, 12:13:06 AM
Thanks Gita!

Finished the collar.  Been playing around with creating charcoal gray and getting texture on the jacket. I've created the color mixing alizarim crimson with viridian green. Put a couple of light layers down. Then on the left shoulder I've tried to create a texture vs keeping it a flat color. What do you think before I continue?
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Reply #29 on: September 22, 2017, 02:52:57 AM
I think the jacket needs to be darker. Coming along nicely.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: