New painter - logging my journey

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jrdn wrote
on 28 Aug 2012 11:51 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I've been painting more lately and feel that I'm improving. Still trying to gain the courage to take some classes.

Here's one I think turned out well. Thanks again.

 

 

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on 29 Aug 2012 7:43 AM

Very nice!! Like this one!!

 

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jrdn wrote
on 29 Aug 2012 8:04 AM

Elizabeth Macchio:

Very nice!! Like this one!!

 

Thank you!!

 

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KatPaints wrote
on 29 Aug 2012 5:41 PM

There is lots of information online - videos on Utube, tutorials for free or ten bucks, books from the library. My suggestion is to keep painting without a workshop for about a year. Find a buddy to paint with especially someone who is more skilled. Invite them to come to your house for a painting party. The thing I don't like about workshops is that the teacher gives a short talk and maybe a demo and then their time is split up amongst several people. I find that the feedback is very limited and you can get some good advice from other artists.

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jrdn wrote
on 29 Aug 2012 7:05 PM

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.  I had been looking at this place in my city, what do you think?  

 

http://ricanc.com/default.html

 

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on 29 Aug 2012 8:19 PM

I like the idea of a painting party I think i am going to have one of those!!!

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jrdn wrote
on 12 Sep 2012 10:20 PM

oops, double post

 

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jrdn wrote
on 12 Sep 2012 10:21 PM

Lightnin' Hopkins. 11x14 Acrylic on board

 

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watermike wrote
on 13 Sep 2012 11:03 AM

Lightnin Hopkins!  What a cool dude to paint.  I like it!  Definitely looks like him from the photos I've seen.  Is it this "pinkish" color in real life?  I think that works.

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jrdn wrote
on 13 Sep 2012 11:58 AM

Thanks for the reply Mike. Lightnin' is definitely one bad dude! As for the color of the portrait, it's just monochrome using black and white acrylic paint. My crappy cell phone camera is to blame for the pinkish tone. The border is oil paint, viridian and titanium white. I was planning to go over the portrait in oils but I think I'm just gonna give the border another coat and move on to the next one! Thanks again!

Love your avatar by the way, great vibe

 

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jrdn wrote
on 18 Sep 2012 1:56 AM

Some drapery studies

 

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watermike wrote
on 18 Sep 2012 8:27 AM

Good work.  VERY 3-D effect

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jrdn wrote
on 18 Sep 2012 9:33 AM

watermike:

Good work.  VERY 3-D effect

Thanks Mike. I'm really digging these drapery studies, they're fun! I'm gonna try a few more today with a different subject, I'll post them if they turn out well. Thanks again!

 

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jrdn wrote
on 19 Sep 2012 11:04 AM

Two more drapery studies. I'm going to move onto to studying something else for now! Will visit these again later and try more complex folds!

 

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jrdn wrote
on 2 Oct 2012 7:27 PM

Oops

 

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