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linley.plester

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Reply #15 on: March 27, 2018, 12:15:26 AM
I'm looking forward to following you on this journey!


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Reply #16 on: March 27, 2018, 01:51:37 AM
Hope you are there to right me when I get lost, Linley!

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Reply #17 on: March 27, 2018, 11:38:44 AM
With abstracts, I'm just a watcher and a marveller (Is there such a word?). Useful criticism from me isn't very likely.


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Reply #18 on: March 27, 2018, 10:37:33 PM
Abstracts aren't my favorite, but I have to say I really like yours!!!
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Reply #19 on: March 28, 2018, 04:19:45 AM
WOO HOO!!! THIS IS SO EXCITING, MAL!!! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


I always knew there was excitement and adventure in your spirit wanting to be released!!!  Abstract art can be mind-blowing as yours certainly is with big, bold colors, shapes and lines, perspective that takes your imagination away to distant places to explore.  Maybe abstract art will be a new interest for you!
I really like your boldness and freedom of expression!!!
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Reply #20 on: March 28, 2018, 04:43:07 AM
Thanks, Liz and Sharon.  Starting out with baby steps.

Want to do another bigger one for the next Honolulu Country Club show.  Reception will be April 15, 5 to 7.  May have 3 pieces this time.

Hee, hee, Linley, we can get lost together.

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Reply #21 on: April 03, 2018, 10:24:51 PM
I was given some Williamsburg oil paints (red, blue, yellow) to try from the Golden Paints company.  Love the rich color.

Used a small 5 x 5 inch canvas to try my first, solo abstract painting.  I say solo, because my other attempt was an abstract sunset from Nolan's lesson. http://www.paintbasket.com/paintbaskettv/online-art-class.php?class=how-to-paint-an-abstract-sunset-in-oil-649

I have titled this "Window on My World."  I feel quite good about it although I am not much of a fan of abstracts.  Willing to give it a try a few more times though.


Your thoughts?

aloha

mea


Can't help you here.  I've no idea how to 'read' abstracts.
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Reply #22 on: April 03, 2018, 10:30:22 PM
Thanks, Neil and Robynann.  I am going to study more about abstracts.  I struggled so much with realism and it takes so long.  Abstract is much faster and more forgiving.

Robynann - I felt the same way for the longest time.  My art friends are very accomplished and I would compare my work to theirs and feel so discouraged.   They kept telling me that every artists does things differently and that I was doing really good work, it was just different from their particular styles.  Don't compare!

aloha

mea

I've been told many times each artist's path is an individual one.  That the Masters were once at the level of any individual painter.  Each person has their own particular approach to things which can change through time.
The time a work takes is the time it takes.