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Author Topic: Cartagena Calle De Baloco 1 of 2 (revised 3/30/2019)  (Read 5248 times)

csebesta

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Reply #15 on: January 16, 2019, 03:36:15 PM
Thanks Dennis and Sharon, I agree completely that it needs people.  There was also an artist painting 4" x 10" mirrors for $10 each.  He needed three other people to help him handle the business. So he is clearly in my mind but not sure which of the two paintings I want to put him.  I also liked the cab and driver in the background of the 1st, my wife didn't though, so maybe later.

The people (and seagulls) are planned to be added when I 'true up' the two paintings.

Charles

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Here is the photo I am using for #2.  The white borders are areas that need to be added that aren't in the photo.  The left side is really to small so I will add add space there to center the street an inch or so (with out effecting the inverse C curve as a composition element) and allow another 1 1/2 inches for the gallery wrap.


Charles
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nolan

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Reply #16 on: January 20, 2019, 10:45:21 PM
they are going to make a good match :gl:


csebesta

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Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 09:35:44 PM
Sorry for the late reply, sometimes things get so busy as a retiree, I wonder how I had time for a career!

Agree they will make a good match.

The second painting, is coming along fine, like the first I will finish the buildings, and add people on other points of interest with the final changes.

I have a more orange walls in the foreground which I am trying to add texture as to break up the orange, planters (like planning on the first) will work, but maybe adding a bit of value change will make a difference.

Really looking forward seeing these finished.

Nolan, thanks again for all of the support.

Charles


csebesta

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Reply #18 on: March 30, 2019, 08:01:39 PM
OK, so now after a lot of distractions (life happens) 1 of 2 has been revised.

This is a 20"x24" canvas, so unfortunately not all the details show up on this photo.  There are 3 'Texas gulf coast' sea gulls in the sky, and the word TAXI is very blurred on the cab with the cabby, but hopefully you can get the idea.  (I just figured out how to make the view very large and now the details come out fine).



Here is the first version.

As always I appreciate any comments and recommendations.


Charles
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Reply #19 on: March 31, 2019, 05:42:25 AM
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Reply #20 on: March 31, 2019, 09:31:27 PM
The additions have added texture and life to the scene :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


csebesta

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Reply #21 on: March 31, 2019, 11:31:25 PM
Thanks Dennis and Nolan, your comments and guidance are the base that makes this website so great!

#2 is almost exactly where #1 was when I first posted it, so maybe within a week or two the next one will be ready.

Thanks again.

Charles


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Reply #22 on: April 01, 2019, 12:31:05 AM
I like the details you have added Charles. I’m looking forward to seeing the next one.
EmmaLee


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Reply #23 on: April 04, 2019, 09:44:57 PM
Thank you Emma, you may not have noticed that the dog in the picture is a likeness of Angie who we lost in November, and the lady at the artist table is a likeness of my wife. 

Not sure that the painting had an influence, but when I got back from a bluebonnet photo shoot last Friday I met Zoe who is a 68 pound chocolate lab my wife found in a rescue shelter.  Five years old and perfectly trained.

So now I am not sure which of the two will go into the 2nd painting.  Guess we will see.

Thanks again for stopping by, and your comments.

Charles


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Reply #24 on: April 04, 2019, 10:11:29 PM
That is so special! I didn’t realize it was your sweet Angie. I love that you added her.
That’s wonderful news about the new rescue. I love labs, and I’m sure Zoe will bring you and your wife lots of happiness.  :smitten:
EmmaLee


csebesta

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Reply #25 on: April 04, 2019, 11:47:43 PM
Thanks Emma,

Zoe fits in so well with us, perfect fit.  Our vet for the last 30+ years agreed he would never have a puppy again.  When you get older the demands a young pup puts on you are too much.

Thanks again, thought you would understand!

Charles


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Reply #26 on: April 07, 2019, 09:49:20 PM
enjoy Zoe. I hope she brings you years of joy :smitten:


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Reply #27 on: April 08, 2019, 08:12:12 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Charles, your paintings are beautiful. I thought that I had commented earlier but couldn't find my post ... must be getting old.  Anyway, your work is a pleasure to view.


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Reply #28 on: April 09, 2019, 11:48:30 PM
Thanks Patricia, like us all I keep learning from others, and keep trying to improve my approach.  I like the idea of putting something personal in paintings.  If I was ever to consider commission work (unlikely) I might suggest putting something personal, like a dog or cat, in them based on the type of picture it was.  Even adding a small framed picture of a pet in a still life, would be an example. 

Nolan, Thanks again for your comment, you have been completely forgiven for your not so favorable comment, regarding my comment, on Vincent V. G.  hehe!!  Now if I can keep from being distracted I can finish up Cartagena #2 with Angie, and begin another one with Zoe in a field of wildflowers. As always thanks for your and the other PB support available here.

Thanks again to both of you for stopping by.

Charles
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Reply #29 on: April 13, 2019, 05:10:23 PM
 :yippee:BRAVO!  :yippee:  I want to try a street view one day too.  Thanks for posting your work, Charles, is an encoragement for me....posibly one day!