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Tony (ASM)

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on: October 13, 2011, 03:08:45 AM
When I attended a Bob Ross Instructor course, it was the first time I'd worked within a group of people doing the same project since leaving school in 1980. We were painting the seascape on my profile picture. It required many colours. I was engrossed in my own work to produce something I could be pleased with and, when I'd finished, I'd gathered a crowd of the students round my painting. I felt well embarrassed because I wasn't in the game of competing. But to my surprise, not only were they giving me some ego boosting comments about my near finished painting, they were all talking about how immaculately clean I kept my work area & palette and, how I had not a spot of paint on my hands or clothes! Don't get me wrong, I didn't do this intentionally to impress. I looked around and couldn't believe my eyes. Every single persons palette and work area were like a kids paint party! (Apart from the Instructors).
I learnt a great deal about myself that day. My obsessive dislike to anything sticky on my hands or clothes (apparently something you can get if you are born premature!) had manifested in my different approach to painting and made me seem odd compared to others! 
It's come as a bit of a surprise to see Nolan keeps his work area and palette very tidy and organised too!
Have you done this as a result of toxic paints in a class teaching environment or, is it natural?
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 03:11:04 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 07:01:15 AM
I hadn't really thought about it, I suppose I must keep my work area organized mainly due to space limitations. I tend to keep everything close to hand even when I have more space to work with, I spread it out a bit more at the start but by the time I'm done...everything is close again.  :2funny:  Force of habit I suppose.
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Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 10:01:56 AM
I find that if I don't keep a tidy palette I get a speck of paint on myself or on something that isn't supposed to and it spreads exponentially on anything and everything.  The neater I keep my palette, the less likely I am to make a mess on the canvas or blunder elsewhere.
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Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 12:11:52 PM
dunno, maybe I was born premature  ;D


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Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 01:59:42 PM
 Could be a thriller movie there..".Who knows what dwells in the psyche of the artist...  "  'Psyche of An Artist'  :faint:
Sounds like a bad remake of "The Shadow"   :2funny:
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 02:02:19 PM by Val »
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Reply #5 on: October 13, 2011, 02:19:06 PM
The Nolan knows.. muhahahaha!
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Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 02:20:30 PM
 :2funny:  :2funny: You've got that down pat Kelley.  :2funny:
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Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 02:21:27 PM
 ;)
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