Michael J. Severin
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Composition discussion
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The 3 photos are of the same scene,but are different ..what is the the difference between each photo.  These photos represent an important element in the making of composition and a good learning…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Ippolito Jul 23, 2014.

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Started Feb 24, 2014

Color Harmony
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Mannerrin brought up a comment about the color harmony I used on my painting, "A Captive Audience".  As Mannerrin pointed out, it is a double complimentary color scheme:  Violet/yellow, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steinunn Einarsdottir Feb 15, 2014.

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"I hope soon Michael!!! :)"
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"Hi Silvana! I was just thinking about how we have not heard from you for awhile. ... and here you are! When are we going to see some of your paintings?"
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"Love to see your paintings again!! :)"
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"Thanks Aurelia ... umber might be a good choice ... thanks."
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"You can bring some value variety into the background as well as Jeff Legg did in this painting. "
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Aurelia Sieberhagen commented on Michael J. Severin's photo
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"You have to wait till the purple is dry before you do that.  I have never used Indian Yellow, so I don't know how it will look, but if you don't like it, you can just wipe it off.  Burnt Umber of Burnt Sienna will also make it a…"
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"Hi everyone .. help me out please! ....  how would it look if I glazed an Indian Yellow (very transparent warm yellow) over the back drop? .......  just to tone down the purple and give it some warmth ... any glazing experts out…"
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Rework Rose Still Life

"Aurelia, I have a question.  Did you paint the decor on the teacup after it had dried, or did you paint it on wet into wet?  .... just curious .. I like to hear about other artists techniques. :)"
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"I get a Much better "feeling" with this painting, Aurelia.  Nice job with your shadow colors and values! .. really helped to unify your painting.  Much better poetry in your rose ...  there is a much quieter, delicate feel…"
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"Hey Pauline ....  I find myself continuously going back to your painting and re analyzing it ... and, by golly, my comments were totally wrong ... I like your interpretation of the sail! ..   sometimes, after looking at so many…"
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"Thanks Cristina .. I thought you might like this one .. since your paintings are always so full of color!"
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"A feast for the eyes,so beautiful! "
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"Thank you Aurelia! My concept was chiaroscuro and color."
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Aurelia Sieberhagen commented on Michael J. Severin's photo
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"You create a nice chiaroscuro effect.  I like how you paint the flowers and simplify them and the orange looks lovely against the complimentary purple."
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Profile Information

How would you categorize your painting style?
semi impressionism
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
oils
Are you a full time artist?
Full Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Jean LeGassick, Ray Roberts, Jim Wilcox
Do you have any goals for your painting?
To paint with more "Music/Poetry" and learn to control color harmony. To strengthen my compositions, better edge control, and brushwork.
What's your website address? (If any)
http://www.michaelseverin.com

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At 7:39 on January 6, 2017, Marta Nowicka said…

Hi Michael. Thank you for accepting my invitation.

At 7:26 on October 27, 2016, Chuck Warner said…

Hello Michael, thank you for your nice comment on my ink/wash of the old barn.  I do love doing old structures.  What tales they could tell if they could speak.  Chuck :) 

At 6:51 on July 8, 2016, Ruby said…

I once again browsed your website and WOW!!!!  Such a delight!!!  There is no doubt about it, you are certainly a ‘MASTER’ Michael.   Your paintings are a delight to the eye and a huge inspiration to me, to many of us, if not all of us.  I envy those who live close enough to you, who know you and who can experience your tutor, your knowledge, as well as your friendship first hand.  You are certainly a very noble, generous man, who offers his time and knowledge freely.  Thank you Michael, you are a very precious GEM.

At 0:29 on June 9, 2016, Roena King said…

Thanks Michael.  I appreciate your help and copied it to my folder for review.  I was still trying to use up left over paint, but perhaps it is hurting me instead of letting me practice using it up?  (no telling how many times those piles have been combined?).  The sky being lighter......it is almost pure white now......so does that mean the distant mountains should be a bit darker to make the sky appear lighter?  

At 4:13 on June 4, 2016, Roena King said…

Thank you Michael........big grin

At 4:05 on June 4, 2016, Roena King said…

One last revision for Evening Light......no rush......as your time allows to comment.

http://thecompleteartist.ning.com/photo/evening-light-revised-2?context=album&albumId=2450081%3AAlbum%3A321728

Thanks so much. Roena

At 9:57 on June 1, 2016, Roena King said…

Thank you Michael for your additional comments on my Evening Light revision.  I understand what you are telling me about the shadow receiving light from the sky and reflected light on things around it.  I will start to really "take note" of shadows and how /light/dark they are compared to other things.  Understanding what you should be seeing to know to look for are

"tricks in the bag".  Thank you for adding my knowledge.  Roena

At 4:26 on May 28, 2016, Roena King said…

Thank you Michael, I was hoping you would comment about my painting, Evening Light.  I copied it.  I understand what you are saying except about "watch those edges".  I tried to soften........where are the problem edges you are talking about.  Michael, I want to learn how to paint good landscapes.  They are much harder than still life where all I had to do was copy values, colors, etc.  For learning purposes would it be best to continue on with other new ones and try to remember about color temp, ect.........or should I completely try to repaint this one.  or should I just try to fix it?  What would be best for me to learn?  Thanks for your time which I know is very valuable.  Roena

At 9:43 on April 10, 2016, Kathy Guenkel said…

Thank you for the comments Michael. I see what you mean about the white flower :) Yes, I agree those edges need work. I hope to improve as I learn to handle the paint with practice in alla prima.

At 12:44 on April 9, 2016, Cathy McClelland said…

Hi Michael, thank you for welcoming me, it's wonderful to connect with you.

 
 
 

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