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Trudie Niehaus

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on: January 12, 2011, 01:35:20 PM
In art class (hobby) we had to paint something with the theme : Awakening.  I remembered about a photo of a fossil footprint which I took while visiting the family farm.  I decided to use the million years old fossil footprint, my own 50plus year old foot and a green crock shoe and green painted toe nails to represent the awakening of another set of footprints.  I used gesso and acrylic and liquid glass, to portray the little bit of rainfall which fell  in the drought stricken Prince Albert in the half desert Karoo in South Africa.
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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 02:24:40 PM
Very nice.
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 #2 on: January 12, 2011, 02:29:59 PM
Trudie, you are a special type of artist. You display such wonderful insights to life that I have not seen for a very long time. It is not easy to add symbolism to a painting and you have that special gift - don't lose it. Because of this don't try too hard (I don't say must not) to "improve" your paintings to the ultra realist style. If you do you will lose the spontaneity of your style.

There is place for your style in the Mansion of Art. You occupy one of the many rooms in the Mansion.
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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 02:42:33 PM
Dennis, Thank you so much.   Trudie Niehaus
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Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 01:02:33 PM
Trudie, I agree with Dennis, I said it on our Facebook Fan Page too, you really do have a talent at symbolism and I think your paintings will sell well because of it. More more more  ;)


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Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 01:36:21 PM
Thank you so much Nolan and Dennis.  I really feel humbled, but happy.  It took a lot of courage to show you my pictures as I felt "shy" to show it to anyone, especially to masters like the two of you.  Trudie Niehaus
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Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 01:56:48 PM
you certainly have nothing to be shy about, your paintings are awesome. In fact we want to see more  ;)


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Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 05:03:45 AM
I'll 1st, 2nd, or 3rd that! Or whatever numbers are left.  ;D Wonderful stuff  :yippee:  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 07:39:07 AM
A 1 000 000 thanks to all of you for your kind words and for the wonderful service that you lend too amateurs like me.   Trudie Niehaus
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Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 09:12:36 AM
None of us have arrived yet. We are all at different stages along the  journey of Art. What a wonderful journey it is. 8) :clap: Some are thinking of starting; some have started, some are just further ahead than others, and some are fortunate enough to have traveling companions - such as on this Forum  :yippee:
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Reply #10 on: January 15, 2011, 01:57:19 AM
There's always an extra seat on this bus!! Push over guys!  ;D
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Reply #11 on: January 15, 2011, 03:25:53 AM
I want a window seat  :hammer:


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Reply #12 on: January 15, 2011, 09:35:45 AM
Choose the between the front window or the back window - To see where you are going or where you have come from - they both work well  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #13 on: January 15, 2011, 02:12:34 PM
I'll take the front window thank you, the view ahead looks good  :heeha:


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Reply #14 on: January 16, 2011, 01:58:55 AM
You guys are just nonstop! I've just had another inspiration.....take your head out of your hands...on a few of the islands their 'buses' are actually converted pickup trucks with bench seats in the back. They are painted up in all sorts of colours and designs and each is named. They are open on the sides and some have roll down sides in case of rain. If I'm going across island I'll usually look for one with a religious connotation....open sides and the way they drive those tight mountain corners  :heeha:  you really do need some sort of intervention ! :2funny:  :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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