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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:44 PM
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Another oil painting, finished about 3 months ago.


14" x 18"

The painting was swayed by Gerhard Richter inasmuch as I looked at his candle paintings to see how he handled the flame. But where he was at that point projecting photographs onto canvas and painting to match the projection, I eyeballed. And the flames are quite different in each method. Wouldn't say that my method is superior, as Gerhard Richter can paint circles around anybody. Just sayin'.

The wax melted over the edge of the metal by being in the sun on the front porch over the course of a summer.

This will also be in the December Show.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:50 PM
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1. you are capturing the light quite nicely...
can I have the pencil set for my halloween costume?
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:28 PM
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6. What are you going as?
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:28 AM
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14. I just thought I hang one on either side of my ears and go
as Stephanie Martin....Steve's wild and crazy sistah :P
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:53 PM
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2. You're very good
I especially like the reflection...I'm sure that was hard to do!

Where did you learn how to paint (if you don't mind me asking)?



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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:34 PM
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7. The reflections are always fun.
My mom started me drawing when I was about four or five, and I drew a lot all the way through high school. Picked it up off and on in the years intervening (I'm now 45). Began to learn some oil painting methods about 5 years ago from an old beloved crank who is an adjunct prof at a local college and who teaches during the weekend in the upstairs of an art supply shop nearby. It's fun. If you want to do some painting, find somebody in your area who can teach you what you want to learn.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:55 PM
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3. That's lovely, swag.
One of these days, I'd like to buy one of your paintings. You've good real talent.

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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:35 PM
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8. You're a kind fellow.
I hope to raise some pint glasses with you one day soon.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:55 PM
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4. Nice! I've been working on a seascape today, acrylics.
:)
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:37 PM
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9. That sounds like a good project.
I'm sure you're enjoying it thoroughly.

Throw a pic up when you get a chance.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:06 AM
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11. I will. Haven't been able to paint since my family exploded.
Today was such a relief, light was good. :)

Working from this pix:

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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:59 PM
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5. Very nice....
You feel a sense of motion with the wax flowing over the side...even if it is fixed there.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:38 PM
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10. I wonder where the wax will go next, now that the candle has returned
to the porch.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:59 AM
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12. very good...:) nt
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:37 AM
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15. Thank you kindly.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:00 AM
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13. mmmmm...i really like that.
i am biased -- in that i love still lifes.

but i think that's quite a nice bit of work there.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:40 AM
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16. I like still lifes too. Didn't fall for the form until my first visit to
the Prado, where I came to understand what I had been missing.

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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:43 AM
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17. yeah -- same with me and the musee d'orsay.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:57 AM
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18. I really enjoy how you captured the candlelight. Bravo, swag!
:thumbsup:

On a montana note, this weekend The Prairie Home Companion
Was broadcast from Spokane. Two Montana entertainers were featured:

http://prairiehome.publicradio.org /


October 7, 2006

A week of increased dietary fiber, curry acclimation, and Hatha Yoga has hopefully
prepared us for the National Lentil Festival in Pullman, Washington, where we'll be
broadcasting live this week from the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum at
Washington State University. The surrounding area, known as the Palouse,
is remarkable for its fertile rolling hills where winter and spring wheat, barley, peas,
and of course lentils, are cultivated to perfection. We'll have the singing cowgirl
Stephanie Davis, country western singer Wylie Gustafson, songwriter Charlie Sutton,
mandolinist Richard Kriehn, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Andy Stein, and
the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman.
Join us this Saturday for a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion.




:hi:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:00 AM
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19. Excellent
I love it.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:53 AM
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20. that's pretty good!
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:57 AM
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21. I love your style. The realism
and your way of possitioning and capturing things is very good at grabbing the attention.

I'm jumping to conclusions about your style from few things I've seen, of course. But you definitely have an eye and hand for detail, a sense of perspective and location that takes realism and gives it a subtle twist, and a good use of color. I like.

:)
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:07 PM
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22. nice, always follow heart, your dreams...
i wish someone would have said that to me sometime...so i'm saying it to you
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:21 PM
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23. Proto-Realismus!
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 12:21 PM by Call Me Wesley
:thumbsup:
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