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on: November 10, 2012, 08:36:30 AM
   Here is some some encouraging notes i found on Vermeer.
I knew this before, but here it is again...Gowing's idea has been corroborated by Phillip Steadman's more recent hypothesis that Vermeer may have used the camera obscura not only to trace the projected camera obscura image on the canvas, but also to paint in strict correlation with camera obscura image always close at hand.

Here's something interesting: Of course, his work would take a real long time to complete each piece, but still...the point is, why hurry if you can do only a small amount, but GREAT work.         

.... the total number of paintings executed between his first dated work, The Procuress (1656) and 1675, range approximately between forty and sixty, a truly paltry number if compared to the standard output, often counting into the hundreds, of Dutch painters of the Golden Age. Thus, Vermeer would have painted only two or three works a year, most likely, according to Montias, two highly finished works and one small painting of a lower price range///Renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Hals and Van Goyen produced works in the hundreds and in Van Goyen's case, more than one thousand paintings have survived.
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 #1 on: November 10, 2012, 08:59:44 AM
And those of us with 12 months of Paint Basket's Oils/Acrylics AND Watercolours courses...

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Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 09:07:02 AM
Batman, also Henri Rousseau started when he was something like 42 years old. He is a kind of primitive painter, but at least their's hope.
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 #3 on: November 10, 2012, 09:12:54 AM
Cool, I have a bit of a head start...  :2funny:

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