Michael Lang
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Dredger in Le Havre Port
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I painted this view of a dredger in the port of Le Havre in northern France from my own reference photo. It's in oil on 16x12in, 40x30cm canvas. Comments and critiques welcome.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lang Jul 24, 2013.

Lake view in Italy
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This is a view of the beautiful and serene lake Iseo in northern Italy that I painted en plein air. It's in oil on 16x12in, 40x30cm canvas. Comments and critiques welcome.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lang Jul 31, 2013.

Black Vase with Peonies
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I was really taken with this vase, which inspired me to paint it along with the peonies. I used various hues of mixed blacks as well as some ivory black  Your comments or critiques are very welcome.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Lang Jul 31, 2013.

Examining his Shadow?
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I am a new boy here and this is my first posting. I am taking Richard's encouragement to post a recent painting. Comments very welcome.I saw these two children on the beach at St. Ives in Cornwall…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MAL Apr 11.

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Daffodils in Violet Vase

"Thank you, Linda."
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The Stare

"Thanks Michael for your explanation and i understand your point. This guy is staring at me and makes me nervous after a while. I figured that i can nicely avoid eye contact and rest my eyes on the yellow side of the background ;-)"
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Village behind

"Nice. A large block study! Consistent handling of the colours across the planes. A small comment would be that the composition could be simplified a little, for I stand by reducing the number of trees or the complexity of the house or removing the…"
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Self-Decepation

"Wow, that's impressive, Thomas. Well done."
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The Stare

"Many thanks, Thomas. Yes, I can see why you're saying that. The counter argument is that the eyes in a portrait are normally the focal point, so that the background is less important and if anything it becomes a secondary focal point. Also I…"
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The Stare

"Hi Michael, great work on the face. Expressive amd very believable to me. Just a minor comment: the background on the right is fairly inhomogeneous and takes some attention away from the face."
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Daffodils in Violet Vase

"Thank you again, Britt. Yes, not easy. However I finished some of the yellow the next day, so the paint had dried a little by then."
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The Stare

"Thank you , Britt, for your observations. I painted him from life and it's not permitted to take a photo of the model. For the values, it's difficult to be sure. I did a value assessment after the initial drawing to work out the values and…"
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Daffodils in Violet Vase

"You did a great job keeping your yellows clean!  SO difficult with wet on wet technique!"
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The Stare

"Michael, it's very powerful!  I think your values may be a little off...it's hard to judge, (but I know it's scary to post) without a reference photo.  That is the only way we know if you caught the likeness.....if that is…"
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"Linda, Cristina and Craig, thank you so much - much appreciated."
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Profile Information

How would you categorize your painting style?
Not sure!
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
Oils
Are you a full time artist?
Part Time
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Difficult to list only two, but I do like Sargent and Sorolla
Do you have any goals for your painting?
To become as proficient as possible
What's your website address? (If any)
http://www.michaeljuleslang.blogspot.co.uk

About me

I have been drawing and painting all my life without any training until 2010, when I started attending a studio with tuition half a day a week. In the past I painted mainly in watercolour, but in the last few years, I've immersed myself in oils and I love it. I have read many books (around 80) on various topics and artists.

 

In 2011 I started the Virtual Art Academy course (virtualartacademy.com), a home-study course with an online campus.

 

I live in London and make the most of the wonderful art museums here (almost all free) and the numerous commercial galleries to study paintings at first hand.

 

I have lived and worked in Brazil too (Rio de Janeiro) where I enjoyed seeing the styles of painting there and returned to London with a number of paintings that I bought! I have lived too in Canada (Calgary) and Nigeria.

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At 10:45 on March 30, 2014, Dorian Aronson said…

It is my pleasure Michael.  Thank you..............smiles : ))

At 19:46 on July 18, 2013, Somayeh said…

Dear Michael nice to find you too. I was so sad you leave there. happy to see you and your works again. Good luck

Best;

Somayeh

At 18:19 on October 5, 2012, saghi said…

Dear Michael

You may already be aware that you can post all you paintings under the photo tab.They all collect here as an album, which  allows you to share them with friends and family via the facebook button.

At 16:50 on October 4, 2012, saghi said…

Good to find old friends here.I hope to do this month,s workshop and get some practice.

At 12:28 on October 4, 2011, Rick Harder said…

My pleasure Michael.

Otto

At 10:39 on October 4, 2011, Rick Harder said…

Dear Michael,

I see you made it over here okay.  Welcome to "The Complete Artist."  I'm sure you'll have fun here and learn a lot too.

Best,

Otto

 
 
 

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