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Pallet
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The discussion between Ernie and Michael regarding their pallet was interesting and I was wondering whether other people would post their pallet just as a matter of interest.I use water-soluble oils…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Fone Jan 9, 2015.

Rees Valley
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Just finished this its another special place in New Zealand I don't think I have given it full justice but I gave it a go.Its acrylic on a 10"x16" board…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Given Nov 16, 2011.

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Siobhan commented on Ian Given's photo
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"Ooh Bon voyage plain air painting in the South Island . Look forward to seeing your paintings"
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"Thank you Michael I have had a look at TW"s and I understand what you mean. This painting will be sitting on the easel for another couple of months we are off to the South Island in the Motorhome next week so I should be getting some Plein Air…"
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Michael J. Severin commented on Ian Given's photo
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"Hi Ian, me again.  Hey, take a look at Thomas W's new painting .. his is the opposite of yours ... high key.  Notice how his darkest darks begin at the middle value and work up from there ....  That is what you need to do, but go…"
Jan 14
Michael J. Severin commented on Ian Given's photo
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"Ian, you will discover that when you lower the value of the lighthouse .. which I hope you do ... the value of the sunlit cliffs will be to high ..... you will have 2 focal points ... something will have to "give" .... you will need to…"
Jan 14
Ian Given commented on Ian Given's photo
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"Thank you Michael and Jon for your comments which have been added to my list of todo’s  I agree with the lightness of the light and thats easy, I was thinking of adding some oranges and yellow to reflect the late afternoon light. I am…"
Jan 14
Jon Main commented on Ian Given's photo
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"Hi, Ian - interesting subject and points made by Michael - I'm inclined to agree that it's looking pretty good except the lighthouse - the rock/cliff formation is really nice - and well painted - really draws my eye - could you not put a…"
Jan 14
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Michael J. Severin commented on Ian Given's photo
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"Hi Ian. Ian, this is almost a low key painting as the majority of your paintings values are are all close and at the low end of the value scale. I say almost because your lights ... especially the light house .. jumps way up the scale .. all the way…"
Jan 13
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Castle Point Light WIP-1

13"x28" Oil on Canvas this very much work in progress its been sitting on the easel since before Christmas. I haven't started the list of to be done yet it will be interesting with the comments.
Jan 13
Ian Given commented on Tim weeks's photo
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golden sail

"Have a look at Stu's Sail it could help yours by introducing more colours into it. also the way that you have done the sail of the other boat perhaps showed its not needed at all. I like the way you have zoomed in a bit to make the rock warm…"
Jan 11
Ian Given commented on Stuart J. Gourlay's photo
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Boats at San Virgilio

"Nice one Stu I do agree with Michael however I like the way you have used multi colours in the folds of the sail also the reflections in the water are well done."
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In the Evening Shadows

"I like the sneaky bit of light on the riverbank on the right it makes you want to look around the corner really nice job Michael"
Jan 4

Profile Information

How would you categorize your painting style?
Representational
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
Acrylics and Oils
Are you a full time artist?
Some Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Richard Robinson
Susan Harrison Tustain
Sue Dent
Tim Wilson
Do you have any goals for your painting?
To get up to the next level and become a little looser in my approch
What's your website address? (If any)
http://iangiven.com

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Critiqued Paintings

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 9:56 9 Comments

I Had the opportunity to have two of my paintings Stormy Sunrise and LULU 1306 critiqued at the Tauranga Society of Artists by a recognised artist member of the society.

Stormy Sunrise

Where as the painting was very good and the detail in the foreground excellent he felt the sameness of the sloping rocks on the left spoilt the composition somewhat, also there was a need for more contrast in the splashing wave in the centre foreground. He…

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Aoraki/Mt. Cook

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 15:24 2 Comments

Aoraki / Mt. Cook New Zealand’s highest mountain at 12,316 ft.

Water mixable oils on 10”x15” Board pre painted with china red Gesso (Mistake number one.)

Stage 1. Went ok got my sketch roughed out with shadows and dark places marked.

Step 2. First coat of super thin colour I ended up…

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At 7:50 on May 10, 2015, Nancy Sands said…

Thank you Ian.  I will be happy to be your friend.  Lately I have been hit and miss here, but am determined to keep at it.  Life gets in the way of painting sometimes.  Your painting is gorgeous.  You are obviously quite a wonderful landscape painter.  Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

At 21:29 on August 30, 2014, Steinunn Einarsdottir said…

Hi Ian, glad to be your friend.  Yes everything is ok so far, we had some eruptions north/east from Vatnajökul but nothing to worry about yet, our men monitor every move.

Thank you for caring Ian, wishing you a good day.

Your painting is a beauty with those majestic mountains Ian.

At 19:08 on August 28, 2014, Bob Mitchener said…

Hi Ian,  Yes been in transition. We have left the barrier last Feb. Now living in Coatesville managing a retreat centre. Fabulous property and lots to do keeping 10 acres.

I continue to keep an eye on Complete artist and will jump in when an interesting subject comes up.

I have been along to one paint-out with the plein air group, always a struggle to find the time. Anyway great to hear from you Ian. I see you have been doing some nice work here.

At 9:55 on August 25, 2014, Laura Xu said…

Hi Ian, it is great pleasure to be your painting friend!

At 16:34 on August 17, 2014, Sandi Lear said…

Yes, that would be super.  Lake Barrine is the one with the Tea House.  We are at Lake Eacham, great swimming spot and in the middle of world heritage rain forest, it is 800m walk from our place.  We have a studio/granny flat on our property, almost self-contained and great for guests.

At 16:32 on August 17, 2014, Sandi Lear said…

Yes, that would be super.  Lake Barrine is the one with the Tea House.  We are at Lake Eacham, great swimming spot and in the middle of world heritage rain forest, it is 800m walk from our place.  We have a studio/granny flat on our property, almost self-contained and great for guests.

At 13:00 on August 17, 2014, Sandi Lear said…

Hello Ian - thanks so much for your friend request, delighted to accept!  I am very welcoming of constructive criticism and suggestion and welcome yours - you are one very talented artist!

At 22:13 on July 29, 2014, Maria Woolrich said…

I have just looked and I see that you live in Tauranga Ian. I live in Te Kuiti and occasionally go over to Tauranga. I would love to catch up with you some time. Robin lives down in Taihape and are hoping to catch up with her at some stage. 

At 22:01 on July 29, 2014, Maria Woolrich said…

Hi Ian, thank you for your friend request, I am delighted to be on your friend list. I do love your paintings and have watched them over the months to improve greatly. I love your subjects and your composition. I live in NZ also and love our beautiful country. I see you capture it beautifully in your paintings. I having only been painting a couple of years when I have time to pick up the paint brush. Just love it and doing Richards workshops has been fun and a great learning kerb. Really have enjoyed the correspondence with such lovely people from all around the world. What an opportunity. Great to make new friends and share advise and ideas.

At 23:55 on July 26, 2014, Jon Main said…

Ian, it's a true pleasure to be painting buddies! On we go....

 
 
 

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