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Reply #30 on: January 30, 2019, 10:10:37 PM
I think it has something to do about being observed. People may not like this intuitively. We have to rely upon people who don’t mind observation.
Recently, while we were sketching in the old timer hall, they asked us to vacate their benches... so you see, Brian, this could happen anywhere.
Warhol said: Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.


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Reply #31 on: January 30, 2019, 11:02:13 PM
 :oops: Pardon to the lady of the house. Shame, I'm so lucky to have lovely people all around me... even when I accidentally butcher their language.  :-X     I love that I can give them a good old belly laugh!  :2funny:
You are doing brilliantly with your plein air.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #32 on: January 31, 2019, 01:50:26 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Brian your work is beautiful.  Just sad that some people are so mean spirited but I am pleased that Kimberley wasn't put off.   


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Reply #33 on: January 31, 2019, 03:06:28 AM
I recently bought a small box easel that fits on a tripod. It takes 2 - 9 x 12 panels in the lid. I bought it used on Craigslist for $40 and I love it. I'll try and get a picture of it set up and closed.Nice and light.
I also have the art chair I bought from Jerries Artorama which has a big pouch that will hold a full size French easel and has wheels. The best thing about it is it has a chair built in too so it's very handy.

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Reply #34 on: January 31, 2019, 03:17:25 AM
Not plein aire but still oils. I attend a life drawing open studio on Wednesday. Usually it is centered around poses from 2 minutes to 20 minutes.
This week was a "Long Pose" session and the model sat for 4 hours! That let me break out my big French easel, a large canvas and my much loved oil paints.
The model was "Sam" who is a belly dancer as well as a model.
Brian
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Reply #35 on: January 31, 2019, 06:01:25 AM
Nice work, Brian.

You are really living an artist's life.

aloha

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Reply #36 on: January 31, 2019, 08:18:29 PM
ah, yes I misread your post :doh: (which is great in a sense because I don't get to use the face palm emoji enough, which lets me use this one too :  :tooth: )
Fabulous work on the live study - would have like a larger version to see better though ::)


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Reply #37 on: January 31, 2019, 11:00:11 PM
 :(   Yes, any chance of a bit larger photo we can enlarge? It looks good.... but these lookers of mine don´t see enough of your fine detailing  :detective:
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Reply #38 on: February 01, 2019, 12:59:53 AM
Try this one, I forgot the image was from my cell phone and resized it 60%
Brian
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Reply #39 on: February 01, 2019, 10:22:14 AM
Better, thank you Brian. She is very well painted, the details around her shirt are very good.  O0    The closest front leg of the chair seems a bit odd, not quite sure what is happening there. Wait for a better pair of lookers on that. Over all, very well done. great job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #40 on: February 01, 2019, 03:44:17 PM
Thanks Val,
The chair wasn't my focal point!
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Reply #41 on: February 03, 2019, 10:32:57 PM
there we go, now we can see all the lovely details you have added to this study, love it! :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #42 on: February 04, 2019, 06:17:06 AM
Brian,

Looks good.  Lovely shades of blue.

I see what Val means about the chair leg.  Looks like it has a paw next to it.  Maybe it's a shadow, but looks strange.

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Reply #43 on: February 04, 2019, 02:16:47 PM
The chair! It's a Queen Anne leg viewed end on with the shadow.
Is it so distracting??
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Reply #44 on: February 04, 2019, 09:14:50 PM
it didn't bother me