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tina verpoorten

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on: August 23, 2012, 10:26:49 AM
After having watch the free online classes, I made this paint from a photo of the side fa├žade of my house in France. What do you think about ?

And this one from a photo given by a friend of mine.
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Beth Albright

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Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 11:01:14 AM
 :clap:I love it and the other as well.  Nice clean lines and details. The second one reminds of pictures of the Bahamas.


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Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 11:11:12 AM
Very, very lovely, Tina!   :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Your house is adorable!  It looks like a quaint and cozy place.  I love the blue shutters on the windows.

The second one is also very beautiful.  Gorgeous flowering vines, colors bright and beautiful.

I will be interested in what Dennis has to say.  Personally, I don't think it's far from being perfect. 

What I wonder about in the second painting is the perspective of the windows.  Dennis and Nolan have gone into great depth to teach perspective in the drawing course which I went through recently. But I find perspective is sometimes difficult for me to grasp.

You have very good painting skills.

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Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 11:17:31 AM
I think they are both lovely, Tina.
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Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 11:29:17 AM
these paintings are adorable very well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 11:38:58 AM
Very beautiful, Tina.. Nice job :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 01:02:54 PM
The painting of your house is very well done with lovely variations of colour and tones in your shadows. A very pleasant painting indeed  :clap: :clap: :clap:

The second painting is a good example of what I wanted most to do with the bougainvillea in the Lesson on Simplification. Well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:.

I have a small problem with the perspective of some of the lines (windows and door) Check to see that they all point to a single vanishing point.
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tina verpoorten

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Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 01:10:06 PM
:thankyou: Polliwag, Jennylyn, Musika, Beth,
Lillian you are right perspectives are very difficult to draw, and for me it is a really big problem.
Dennis,  :thankyou: for your comments and advices, in the second painting, the problem was worth because the windows are placed deeply (?!), in a very big wall and I haven't show very well the depth of the window whole  :confused: i'll try to correct it ...
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tina verpoorten

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Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 01:48:05 PM
With your comments Lillian and Dennis's advices, I see better what's wrong and how I'll correct it but right now, it is 23:41 and there is no light enough in my office for :painting:  :-\ , i'll better do it to morrow morning  ;) 
Here is the photo I used as subject and you can see  ::) the difficulty represented by the dickness of the walls.
I also removed the bicycles and the big wall of the other house at the right side.


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Lillian

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Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 01:58:06 PM
 :wave: Hi Tina,

I guess I took in more in the perspective section in the drawing course than I gave myself credit for!   :2funny:

I think it might be hard for you to change your painting now.  It's so beautiful, I'd hate to see you ruin it!  I do see depth in the windows.  Perhaps if you darken the deep walls a wee bit, you might be more happy with it, but I think it's fine.  You will see this with new eyes in the morning.  Rest well!

What a lovely photo and so inspiring!

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Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 02:07:18 PM
OK. There is nothing wrong with your painting except that you should slightly darker the wall with the small window in the top left in order to show that there is corner in the building. Well done  :clap:
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Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 05:32:46 AM
Really lovely paintings Tina!  I love your friend's garden! :smitten:
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Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 05:53:44 AM
Tina, your paintings are just beautiful!  :clap:  :clap:  Great job!!!!

I love your home!It has so much character!

 
Christina


tina verpoorten

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Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 07:46:46 AM
Here is the painting corrected ... does it show better ???

Tina


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Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 08:23:50 AM
WOW absolutely beautiful! Excellent job  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Penny
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