Paint Basket Art Forum

Author Topic: The Horse went on strike  (Read 178 times)

linley.plester

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 815
  • Never say die!
on: January 26, 2018, 07:56:20 AM

Sorry for the sideways view.  This is part of the ambience of the courtyard of a popular wedding venue, or so I'm told. I wince at the idea of full skirts and delicate lace anywhere near those blackberries. Actually started this painting at a senior cits class about 4 years ago. The class stopped and the painting was put way for 'ron (later on to non-Aussies).... I found it again late last year and have been fiddling with it off and one ever since. Fiddle was the operative word, because most of the time I wasn't sure how I wanted it to look or how to progress. ???  Finally hit on the idea of some very dark darks, and I tried out my Daniel Smith Permanent Brown for the rusty bits and the stems. Much more vibrant than the rather watery W&N Burnt Sienna I had been using previously. It was a difficult painting not only because of the multitude of leaves and stems but also because I wasn't sure of the arrangement of the collapsed beams and planks (This is what happens when you copy someone else's reference photo!) :-\ On the whole I'm quite pleased with it, but would welcome any suggestions for tweaks, or suggestions about what I should have done with the drawing of the structure if I decide to tackle it again.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2018, 03:05:07 PM by Val »


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 20179
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 03:05:53 PM
Looks fine to me....  :whistle:       ;)


Happychappy

  • Master Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 9217
Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 04:55:38 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Linley, I think this painting is beautiful.  Just love the way you have done all the leaves with the lights and the darks, the rusted wheel and broken planks which really give the painting atmosphere, if that is the correct word.  Great job.


Patricia
Patricia
Blessed are those who give without remembering and blessed are those who receive without forgetting - anonymous


MaryAnne Long

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 13928
  • Oh, my! ART!
    • Long Lost Art by MaryAnne Long
Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 05:06:18 PM
Linley,

Nice nostalgic piece.

Yup, blackberries and wedding dresses are not a good mix!

aloha

mea
A day without art is like a day without sunshine.


Sacgal/Sharon

  • Experienced Artist
  • *
  • Posts: 4939
  • Make it a great day!
    • Sharon Gerber Art
Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 07:12:45 PM
Cheers,
Sharon


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 20179
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 08:25:44 PM
Ok, finally made it back for a proper look see. I like the colourings and nicely detailed. Well done you  O0     :clap: :clap: :clap:


linley.plester

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 815
  • Never say die!
Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 11:59:39 PM
I see someone has twitched the picture 90 degrees so it sits the right way up. How did you do that? and can I do it for myself in future? We can't have our PB members all with cricked necks because they are trying to view my pictures! (so large is my fan base, you understand... :2funny:) Thanks for the comments, Mea, Sharon, Val. I'm feeling mightily reassured.


TeresaM

  • Easel
  • *
  • Posts: 1014
Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 03:40:42 AM
Well done finishing this painting  :clap: looks good
TeresaM
"It always seems impossible until it's done" Nelson Mandela


Val

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 20179
  • SMILE, It's a brand new day!
Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 03:42:38 AM
 :surrender: Dang...I've been nicked!  :2funny: Guilty as charged! I just copied your photo into windows photo and rotated it. Then posted it back into your thread.


linley.plester

  • Paint Brush
  • *
  • Posts: 815
  • Never say die!
Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 06:36:47 AM
Aha... thanks.... I've been using google photos, because I use Chrome, and it was sent the right way up so i don't know why it turned sideways. Next time I'll see what windows can do.


MaryAnne Long

  • Global Moderator
  • Master Artist
  • *****
  • Posts: 13928
  • Oh, my! ART!
    • Long Lost Art by MaryAnne Long
Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 05:07:09 PM
Linley,

This happened to me a couple times and I realized I had set it upright, but then forgot to SAVE it.

aloha

mea
A day without art is like a day without sunshine.