Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thanks Casey

Your post pushed me in the right Fauvist direction--and the Schmid color chart work I've been doing paid off. I'm still working on this painting, but it's taking on the feeling I want it to have.

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The colors here are not as vivid as they are on the actual canvas-- in fact, nowhere near as vivid. But it was a very good day at the office. Tomorrow will be as good when I attack the lower half.  I can't wait.

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  1. Super ziet dit er uit heel levendig lieve groetjes Danielle

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    1. Thank you Danielle, I need all the encouragement I can get as I find my way through this very ambitious project. But: I am learning so much, all the weeks I've spent have been well worth the struggle. Hugs.

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  2. Bonjour,

    Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver après mes longues semaines d'absence... Le soleil, la lumière et la végétation luxuriante de l'Île Maurice me manquent déjà ! Ma consolation est de pouvoir ouvrir à nouveau la porte de votre blog...
    Quel incroyable travail vous êtes en train de faire ma chère ! Je suis éblouie et j'attends avec impatience d'en entrevoir davantage.Un trio extraordinaire ! Une très jolie palette de couleurs.
    Gros bisous

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    1. It is so sad to come home after a holiday. It takes me a week to accept I'm back and back to work in the house and in the studio. Hopefully, your weather is better than ours; this has been a winter to forget., but excellent, on the other hand, for painting. Thank you Martine for your kind words.

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  3. Its amazing how well a portrait turns out when you take your time! This is beautiful, Linda..and they all look wonderful. I can't wait to see this one finished!

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    1. I'll bet! Me too. I am close. My New Year's Resolution was to finish this one,another one and two large landscapes. Of those paintings, this one was the most difficult, but I can see the Finish Line. I am days away.

      This painting has been a revelation of all I don't know about the medium and color. It has forced me to do some quick studies. The studies have been most helpful. I am glad I persevered.

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  4. Really nice - great colors! The background reminds me of your landscapes.

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  5. It is a rather huge painting I did years ago--12 x 6 feet. As I worked on the boys, I realized it would be a good backdrop.

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  6. Wow Linda this triple portrait is amazing. It's mesmerizing with everyone looking at the viewer !!! The finish can't be too far away.

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    1. Maybe I should change one of them? Have him looking at the next guy to bring some mystery to the set up? I hope to finish soon. It's been a struggle.

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    1. Thanks Linda. It's been a struggle, but I may end up with something worthwhile while having learned a PT about the medium and color. All worth the trip.

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  8. fantastic! You are really bringing it home! I really love it...what a great job you have done.

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    1. Thanks. Learning a lot about oils and color as I go. Getting close to "good enough." Doesn't mean I won't post it again. Studying Schmid on the side.

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  9. Wow, wow and wow! Ambitious and beautiful!
    Happy Painting.

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    1. Same to you Nora. I am having a very productive time in the studio. Learning a lot and enjoying every minute.

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