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on: December 23, 2010, 09:32:12 PM
I have done photography the past 35 years. I always wanted to paint but just got too frustrated. I know it's much better than any photo will be. Anyway, here's my website. Anyone who likes a certain image..just let me know, and I can send it to you larger if you would be interested in painting something from it.     http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Default.aspx?id=65401&mp=V1
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Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 09:37:21 PM
Ta for that Pat, I'll go along and have a look. Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 09:47:46 PM
Your photos are brilliant.
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Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 10:05:56 PM
WOW, thanks for the link Pat, have bookmarked it :clap: I wish I could take photos like that  :-\ You are clearly multi talented O0


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Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 11:31:15 PM
Well, photography only goes so far. I always tried so hard with it. Unfortunately I started out long before high resolution was available, so my photos can only be enlarged pretty small. Anyway, I always wanted to paint. It has alot more romance associated with it than the sterile photograph. You just can't capture that in a photo no matter what. It is flat and you can see the artist did very little work on it, unlike a painting. But I have spent many hours on every photo I've done. I'm currently trying to choose some of my own photos to paint. I think I've got a head start though with tonal value and things like that. I'm very keen with that in photography, so that should lend itself hopefully into painting. Anyone is welcome to have my photos to paint from. I can send it to you via email.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 02:18:24 AM
Pat,  I am very fond of a few of your photographs.  I am looking at faces and places.  :)  It is very generous of you to offer them for us to paint.  I've submitted a few of the desert here in southern California as well that you are welcome too.
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Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 02:46:17 PM
Let me know if you like anything and I'll send it to you Kelley.
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Reply #7 on: December 25, 2010, 12:13:28 AM
There are a few remarkable shots I like.  Let me check out some that I think I might be able to paint..perhaps one at a time.  Thank you Pat.
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Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 04:33:54 AM
I like the shots you took at Antelope Canyon in Arizona.  I am intrigued by the contour lines and am wondering how to go about painting such beauty.  How big are the file sizes?
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Reply #9 on: December 25, 2010, 12:00:34 PM
Not exactly sure how big the file size is right now, but I can send it via email large enough for an acceptable print, say an 8 x 10 or so.
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Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 06:35:52 PM
That should work.  PM me for my email address  It ought to be fun.  Thank you and Merry Christmas Pat.

[Edit by Nolan - Removed email addy to protect privacy]
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Reply #11 on: December 26, 2010, 11:42:31 AM
Kelly, can you give me the exact name of the image(s)?
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Reply #12 on: December 27, 2010, 04:34:24 AM
Well, from what I saw it is called Antelope Canyon, but there appear to be more than one by that name.
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Reply #13 on: December 27, 2010, 12:16:48 PM
Ok, I need your email address again. It was edited to protect your privacy. So, I'm not sure what you would like to do.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.