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Reply #30 on: November 08, 2017, 05:32:11 PM
Charles my heart goes out to you and your wife but be thankful that you survived and are insured.  Hoping to hear that you will soon be back to normal.


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Reply #31 on: November 08, 2017, 05:41:13 PM
I'm glad you survived and were insured, but what happened to the CHEESE? I remember it was a subject of great debate when you first posted your intentions. Congratulations on getting back to it so soon and I love the progress so far. :gl:

Actually Costco has a third of a cheese wheel for half price!  So I think I am on my 8th wedge and my tenth round of the cranberry bread, all before the storm.

Really good stuff.

C


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Reply #32 on: November 08, 2017, 06:11:03 PM
Thanks for the thought Patricia, Mea, Linley, and Teresa.

So much of this is how you approach it.  We are looking forward to new cabinets, counter tops, cabinets, and remodeling of the kitchen and baths. New flooring and paint throughout the house as well.  We hope to be back in in early January, about four months of living with our daughters family (no one has died yet)!

Looking forward to finishing this pretty soon, what I can do as far as the remodeling goes is pretty well done.

Thanks again.

Charles


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Reply #33 on: November 08, 2017, 08:08:00 PM
Wow, Charles - I’m so glad you survived Hurricane Harvey and are on the road to rebuilding your home. How frightening that must have been. But how wonderful your painting survivored - and it’s a Glorious one at that!!! Glad your insurance is helping you recreate your home - and thank goodness your daughters are there for you too!
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Reply #34 on: November 09, 2017, 01:57:39 AM
Charles it is good to hear you remain undaunted after your experience. With the right attitude there is always something to look forward to.  :-*

Your painting is looking great so far.  O0 I understand replacing the cheese, the bread, the pear....painting is hungry work!  ;) But the Veuve..... surely that can not be the same bottle!!!!  :eek:      :drunk:       :2funny:

Relieved to hear you are both safe and sound and to date you and your daughter's family are all alive and well. You'll be back home soon enough...I hope!  ;)    ;D
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Reply #35 on: November 11, 2017, 05:06:58 AM
First off,  :thankyou: Val and Sharon for your comments!

Besides the flood my wife is having back problems and won't be able to have surgery until after we move back in and are unpacked.  So no Veuve for her for a little while longer, but there will be more than one consumed once that is all over.  Side note, seeing her floating with our dog Angie in a rubber raft (white water tube) during the evacuation, was worth the price of admission.  The rest of us waded in up to 5 feet of water..

Thanks again Val and Sharon!

Secondly, here's the (first) final of the Still Life,  I am in the process of putting together the (first) punch list.

Feel free to add anything you see that might need touching up or changing.

Charles


My punch list so far (it will be growing):

Pear needs more red.
Cranberry highlights need more bright red.
Smooth the red background where the walnut oil red and linseed crimson didn't blend well.
Clean up label around black bottle.
Add fine black lines to top label.
Consider including label on end of cheese wedge.
Touch up edges of bread face.
Add light highlights to dark areas of bread face.
Consider lightening the shadows.
Add more Yellow Ochre to oatmeal.
Add loose oatmeal to board near glasses.


And here is the best digital copy I have of the reference photo.  I painted from a printed copy which varies from the electronic versions.

(just noticed I had left this off-so here it is.)

C
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Reply #36 on: November 11, 2017, 06:25:07 AM
Charles:  Love the set up.  Can not wait to see your drawing and start on painting. :clap: :clap:
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Reply #37 on: November 11, 2017, 06:31:11 AM
Charles:  Love the set up.  Can not wait to see your drawing and start on painting. :clap: :clap:

Thanks Kathy, just noticed I inadvertently deleted the reference photo, which has now been added.

Charles


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Reply #38 on: November 11, 2017, 07:42:58 AM
The bottle and glasses are picture perfect, Charles.  Oh, so good.

Once you get your punch list complete, it will be incredibly good.  Fabulous as it is, though. Such clean, vibrant colors. colors

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Reply #39 on: November 11, 2017, 01:38:58 PM
Besides the flood my wife is having back problems and won't be able to have surgery until after we move back in and are unpacked.  So no Veuve for her for a little while longer, but there will be more than one consumed once that is all over.  Side note, seeing her floating with our dog Angie in a rubber raft (white water tube) during the evacuation, was worth the price of admission.  The rest of us waded in up to 5 feet of water..

I truly sympathize with your wife and back problems. Hopefully all will be well shortly. I'll be sure to put a word in with the fellow upstairs.
Honestly, the things you find amusing, but that's the spirit that sees us all through. You'll have to paint us a picture!  ;)    ;D

This is awesome Charles!  :heeha: You are well and away on this. I'm just going to sit back and watch on this one. Can't wait to see it in next stage.

 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #40 on: November 16, 2017, 02:47:12 PM
Thanks Val and Mea,

I am pretty much done with the painting but the final picture is flawed.  Trying to fix it in Photo Shop, but not pleased so far.

Maybe I will wait and take other pics tomorrow, when I go back to the garage.

Thanks again for your support!

C


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Reply #41 on: November 17, 2017, 01:25:10 PM
I am calling this final though like today I may find something I can't live with.

Here is the final print - FINALLY!

Charles



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Reply #42 on: November 17, 2017, 02:30:24 PM
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Reply #43 on: November 17, 2017, 08:54:09 PM
Glassware and background excellent  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #44 on: November 18, 2017, 09:17:12 AM
Hazel tov on creating this painting - it's really excellent - especially, as Dennis points out, the background and glassware, which are always so challenging to paint!  :clap: :clap:
Cheers,
Sharon


 

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