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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2017, 04:37:42 PM »
I've seen some very attractive moody blue portraits, Robyn, and I love the multi-coloured ones. I would like to try one myself Multi-coloured, but I'm a bit daunted by the thought of getting the values right as you shift from colour to colour. I guess Nolan's colour Buster might come in handy again.

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2017, 10:26:15 AM »
Yes,  regarding blue in portraits - just take a look at Vladimir Tretchikoff's paintings of the Chinese Girl, or Miss Wong.  :)

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2017, 04:57:24 PM »
Your question really got me thinking the last couple of weeks.  I seem to enjoy many different styles when I visit art museum.  I appreciate visual art more and more, and every museum I have seen in 3 continents open my eyes and my appreciations (and thanks to the Nolans' teaching my emergent critical appraisal).  When I paint I am mostly attracted to realistic paintings.

Just spent 2 weeks vacations and had a chance to visit a number of art museum, including old Japanese prints and paintings, classic styles, and contemporary paintings.

I can only answer the question in circumvoluted manner by saying that I realized I neither enjoy nor admire pop art.  I do not imply it is a less of an art movement and I know is was a big one in the 50's until the 70's.  It just does not do anything for me, viscerally.

Even my answer interests me...  why is it that I don't see?
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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2017, 04:17:48 PM »
This is an interesting question.  I love so many old masters--of course Michelangelo (especially those incredible drawings). Fra Angelico etc.  But I adore Sargent and Turner.  I am also blown away by Degas and Cassatt, perhaps because I love pastel.  I don't really appreciate the contemporary painters of the 70s and 80s, when realism was diminished.  As for current people I adore David Kassan, Juliette Aristides and Osamu Obi.

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2017, 04:16:40 PM »
I've been fortunate to go through some of the world's best art galleries, several before I ever picked up a brush.

Personally, I don't care for modernism and I rarely 'get' abstract.  Stuff by, for instance, Rothko, are meaningless to me.  Perhaps permanent double vision is a large factor.  I'm not a fan of Cubism.  Some of the stuff by Dali (the melting watch for instance) I find quite interesting.

Perhaps a lot of things I've trouble with I've not yet learned to 'read'.  Perhaps it my eyesight, or both.

I suspect both are why I have trouble with impressionism.  I do understand they're trying to show what they can in a short amount of time.  It may also come down to the 'bug-a-boo' of how much detail is enough.

I find street art where you view it from one direction to get the proper view and 'fool the eye' things to be fascinating.

As to what I paint; it's whatever catches my interest.  The running joke in class deals with I still don't have a good handle on how difficult something is going to be due to lack of knowledge (my background is electronics) and I flunked stick figures in school.

A full-size Mona Lisa (20 x 30 inches) took me, I think, a little over a year.  I happened to see it decades ago in Paris.

The flip side is it may take me a long time, but I generally manage to pull it off.

Here in paintbasket, I learn from lots of good folks and get lots of encouragement.  When I get stuck, there's always folks with helpful suggestions.  :)

Calendar-wise my current 24 x 40 inch project I've been working on for three years.  I can only paint when my body cooperates.  The time it takes is the time it takes.

This one's the largest I've ever done and I've worked as small as ATC Cards (2.5 x 3.5 inches).

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2017, 05:17:17 PM »
Stoney,

I've seen the ATC (Artist Trading Cards) in art stores.    Do people actually trade them?  Never heard any of my art friends mention them..  Maybe I should start something!


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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2017, 05:25:42 PM »
Apparently there are some big clubs that paint and trade these cards..... can't say that I've heard of one down here though...  ;)      ;D
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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2017, 03:15:02 AM »
Young teen and kids have fun with this.

Here is an idea for your senior.  For a special holiday, they paint a special card, or small painting, and play a trading game before leaving.  They will all have a painting card from a classmade... hopefully with good wishes!
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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 10:44:57 AM »
Stoney,

I've seen the ATC (Artist Trading Cards) in art stores.    Do people actually trade them?  Never heard any of my art friends mention them..  Maybe I should start something!

aloha

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They do.  Some of mine are in; Europe, Britain, and, if memory serves, Oz.  This was part of a limited project.  A couple of those folks never sent anyone anything back.  So, it goes.

I suppose one could utilize it for advertising purposes saying, truthfully, that their works were in art collections all over the world. 

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 01:54:08 PM »
 
I suppose one could utilize it for advertising purposes saying, truthfully, that their works were in art collections all over the world. 

 :think:     :heeha:   I like that idea Stoney!   :2funny:
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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2017, 03:35:08 PM »
I have a friend who says, "I handle the truth carelessly." - Guess that would apply to  those who "have their work in collections all over the world."

Hey, think about it, as PB contributors to the FORUM, we have fans all over the world!

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2017, 11:20:22 AM »
I've seen some very attractive moody blue portraits, Robyn, and I love the multi-coloured ones. I would like to try one myself Multi-coloured, but I'm a bit daunted by the thought of getting the values right as you shift from colour to colour. I guess Nolan's colour Buster might come in handy again.

It takes time for one's color and tone 'eye' to develop and it gets better as time goes on. Same thing for one's artistic 'eye'.

If you're concerned about tones in a color painting; look through some red cellophane.  It takes all the color out and you see the tones.

You can sandwich some red cellophane between a couple pieces of scrap mat board.


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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2017, 07:09:10 PM »
Thank you for the tip, Stoney.

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2017, 04:35:36 PM »
Thank you for the tip, Stoney.

You're more than welcome.  I'm glad it was something you can use.

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Re: What period of painting style do like most?
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2017, 02:47:26 PM »
Aloha from Blue Hawaii- HI to all my PB friends!


I like 2 words VAL mentioned-
   Play- Enjoy and have fun with art;
   Values- Values are everything!


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