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Fiona

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Reply #30 on: June 06, 2015, 12:32:57 PM
 :thankyou: Everyone for your encouragement and support. I really appreciate it.

I'm trying to create a good enough portfolio to take round to a few galleries round here and see it they will be willing to support a new artist. I also have a back-up plan which involves a few friends who are artists as well - too many irons in the fire at the moment!  All part of my "5 year plan" the main aim of which is to be able to give up this working for a living lark and become a full time artist  :)

Cheers
Fi
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Reply #31 on: June 06, 2015, 12:42:05 PM
Beautiful painting...Congratulations!
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Reply #32 on: June 06, 2015, 12:44:30 PM
You will get all the support you need from the Paint Basket to accomplish your ambition :clap: :flowers:
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Fiona

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Reply #33 on: June 14, 2015, 02:50:08 PM
Thank you Jay and Dennis  :)

I have just been commissioned to do a painting based on the theme of Noah's Ark by a lady who wants something original for her son's bedroom - his mane being Noah of course!  And to complicate things a little bit more, Noah will be 2 in a few months and Hannah wants me to paint something he can "Grow into" - so nothing cartoon like or too childish. I will be sticking to my favourite medium of pastels for this one too  :)

This is my preliminary sketch to work out the composition of the elements I want to add. The mountains in the background are loosely based on Mount Ararat in Turkey, and I rather liked the idea of the animals following a winding path to board the ark.

Any further suggestions, comments and crits are very welcome  :)


Thanking you all in advance - I know you will all come up with some great suggestions.

Cheers
Fi
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Sherri

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Reply #34 on: June 15, 2015, 09:36:09 AM
Fi - I love your sketch!!  I think that this will be a lovely painting when you get done and one he can definitely grow into.  Can't wait to see it as you move along and start adding color!!!!

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Reply #35 on: June 16, 2015, 02:42:19 AM
Fi, this is going to be so good. I love your sketch of all the animals walking towards the Ark. Noah will love it as he grows and hears the story of his namesake saving two of every species of animal.  Great job.  Patricia
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Reply #36 on: June 16, 2015, 09:47:01 AM
If this sketch is any indication, I know this will be another fabulous Fi painting!
Cheers,
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Fiona

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Reply #37 on: June 16, 2015, 12:10:59 PM
Thank you Sherri, Patricia and Sharon for your encouragement, it's greatly appreciated. I showed Noah's Mum the preliminary sketch and she was over the moon with my rendition of the story - which is always a good start with a commission painting  :) So I have ploughed on and completed the underpainting, still lots of details to add, but I am quite happy with the progress so far.


As always crits, comments suggestions etc are gratefully received.

Cheers
Fi
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Reply #38 on: June 16, 2015, 03:52:40 PM
Looking pretty good so far, this will be very beautifull.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #39 on: June 17, 2015, 07:36:53 AM
Congrats Fiona!!!!   :clap:  :clap:  :clap:
And a beautiful piece.
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Reply #40 on: June 17, 2015, 03:12:28 PM
Thank you Danielle and Dan  :)  :)

Well here is the next stage of this painting. Most of the detail is there, just need to tweak the halo round the mountain, add a few more shadows to the bottom of the Ark, lob in a few animals and it should be finished  :)


As always crits, comments suggestions etc are gratefully received.

Cheers
Fi
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Reply #41 on: June 17, 2015, 03:17:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: FANTASTIC so far Fi.  Can't wait to see the finished picture.


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Reply #42 on: June 17, 2015, 07:18:35 PM
Fi--This is cool.  Great looking ark.  My only suggestion is to show from what direction the sun is shining.  Seems to be from the left but can't quite tell.


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Reply #43 on: June 18, 2015, 05:58:56 AM
Love what you are doing, Fiona.  This is going to be awesome when its completed.
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Reply #44 on: June 18, 2015, 07:29:18 AM
"Lob in a few animals"  :2funny:

This is really coming along nicely!  O0
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