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Reply #15 on: January 15, 2011, 02:11:09 PM
Trudie, in South Africa, these paintings of mine were very popular :

very vibrant, pure colours, but I have found that in New Zealand they are not so popular so I don't do many of them anymore (pity because I used to LOVE panting them). Here the folks prefer more realistic colours.

Maybe I should just keep on painting them and start a new trend  ;D


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Reply #16 on: January 16, 2011, 01:39:59 AM
 :'( Sorry Nolan...still haven't been able to get the upload to go. Will try again this afternoon.  ;D
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Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 01:11:00 AM
it's fine, I'll just do some excercises in the meantime to keep my mind off the missing UFO 

:cheering: :not_worthy: :goofy: :pullhair: :excercise: :nunchucks:

oooh remind me never to do those nunchuck exercises again  :injured:


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Reply #18 on: January 17, 2011, 07:53:57 AM
 :2funny: You sure know how to tell a story Nolan.
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Reply #19 on: January 17, 2011, 11:09:26 AM
I remember many years back when I was in the dojo learning karate and also how to use the chaka sticks. Had been using the sticks for quite some time but somehow something went wrong during some fast work (Missed a beat?) and the stick whacked me a tremendous resounding  :knuppel2: on the top of my head (Maybe that why I am as I am today :confused:). Having learned not to show any pain at all we all stood quietly without a sign on our faces.

The Sensei (instructor) slowly glanced down the row and then gave me a very imperceptible wink and carried on as usual. I still have my medals for kumite (fighting) - a gold one as well  8)
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Reply #20 on: January 17, 2011, 12:34:16 PM
This is really getting stressful....I can't even load up the smileys! Apparently a provider problem. They hope to have it resolved tomorrow. Here's hoping this makes it through.  Do be careful you two. Van Gogh may have painted with one ear...I have my doubts about crunched up heads and fingers!
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Reply #21 on: January 17, 2011, 02:35:46 PM
NOLAN:
The Kiwis and Aussies call it "real colours", but I call it "washed out".  I also have to admit that the greens in NZland is amazing and winter time in Gisborne area was really beautiful with all the oranges on the green trees.
 
I also found in both countries that our interior decorating was too much and the brightly painted walls were a schock on their systems !! LOL  ::)
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Reply #22 on: January 18, 2011, 01:01:31 PM
I suppose our love for bright colors stems from the Ndebele paintings


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Reply #23 on: January 18, 2011, 05:55:59 PM
Yep, they are masters at decorating their buildings. I saw on the TV some months back about a program in the UK where some of the Ndebele tribe gave demos of their art.

Go to Google images and type in  -  Ndebele.  Then feast your eyes on their bright and happy designs  :clap: :clap:
« Last Edit: January 18, 2011, 06:06:47 PM by dennis »
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Reply #24 on: January 19, 2011, 05:40:02 AM
Nolan, that painting is so cool. I love that style. It would almost seem hard to do just to force yourself not to paint realism. I can see how you'd use very basic composition of elements with little "in between".
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #25 on: January 24, 2011, 10:10:56 AM
Pat, yes that is exactly what we do - simplify and use as close to color wheel colors as possible


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Reply #26 on: January 26, 2011, 03:49:37 AM
 :wave: :pray: Hi All...still working on the upload issue. I'm actually online... wow... so will try to catch up a bit on whats been happening. Did manage to get a look at some Ndebele pictures, I really love that work. Might give that a go after I improve a bit on my island paintings.
This didn't make it so will try again.
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Reply #27 on: January 28, 2011, 01:54:20 PM
I did it!!  :yippee: I think. Here are 2 unfinished paintings. UFO-2 is actually newer than UFO-3 but here they are. #2 isn't showing the distant ?? very well. Sometimes I think it looks like trees way off...or...sometimes a bit like a village. Anyway, I started off quite well and you guessed it...thought it would look better with a bit more colour and blooey!  :oops: major mistake. Now I don't know what to do with it or what to put in the picture. I don't think my original dunes idea is going to work. Haven't tried the magic eraser on it yet...any thoughts?
#3 was an early attempt at trees and coastline, not sure its salvagable. Could be good for experimenting though!  :D
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Reply #28 on: January 29, 2011, 09:26:05 AM
Hi Val....they are both good starts to build more on. I usually try to just roughly suggest by glazing or scumbling over the bigger expanses. Just about ANYTHING will begin to suggest detail. I myself like to let it dry before going too far. It gives me a better focus of what i could do with it next time I pull it out. Main thing is, don't be too afraid of what you do early in the painting process. It's a hard thing to do though. Just go ahead and suggest, but think in terms of culminating details too the end. Early on, it's very loose.
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #29 on: February 09, 2011, 12:03:23 PM
Sorry for the reply Val, just been hectic busy with the pencil course that I don't get to all the other things at the moment.  :-\

UFO #2 - Sky is awesome and so is the sky line. Everything below that is still a blank canvas which you can do heaps of things with. To me it looks like a road going over the ridge, so my eye was expecting to see bushes and trees on either side of the road. Then maybe some splatter to suggest gravel on the road. Main thing that is wrong here is that the foreground doesn't recede. The colour is the same from back to front. You would need to add some colour perspective to the foreground to flatten it.

UFO #3 - Sky is lovely. What is missing here is the darks. If you add shadow colours into the bushes, cliffs and foreground sea, the whole painting will come alive. The foreground is a good magic eraser candidate - lift out some of the blue if possible and add some more of that lovely sky colour reflecting in the water.

Both paintings with heaps of potential O0, they just need that last bit of TLC  :flowers:


 

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