Thanks again for looking at my work. As you can see, not all my sketches are totally worked up before I start the painting, but you can see where the idea is headed.
I have made an album - "From this to That", with a few more sketches and finished paintings.
Keep up the good work on your gum leaves. BTW, do you dry them first? Or fresh?
Thank you so much for your comment on "Drinking outside the square". Amazing what being in a rut and pondering on how to get out of it, can cause the mind to think about when you keep telling yourself to - think outside the square! :-))
http://community.how-to-draw-and-paint.com/profile/Damaclese This site is another NING so operates like this one. Scroll down. He has several blogs. Look for the painting landscape - something like Old Town Qubeck and then the ballerina. Really nice guy....goes by Paul. He also did the entire painting of the landscape in WC first! Sure willing to work hard for the tallented end result! Let me know what you think of all this. Ro OH, he is really good to give the WIP so you can see the steps taken.
Another thought. I did a plien aire (imagine that when I remembered I used to do plien aire in WC!) of a scene and I did not like it at all........had lots of green -- strange, I dont like green! A landscape artist that does not like green. he he.......anyway, because I hated the pic and was not proud of it, I almost did not put it in the show. It sold first! That was way back in the late 70's or early 80's so I dont remember anything about pricing but the point is put everything in a show that you have. My highest price painting that I ever sold was the Cowboy (just posted it not long ago) that the Bank in Iraan bought for $500 in 1978. Traveling the way we do and not wanting to bother with the "traveling art shows" I may never sell art. I keep thinking of how I might try something someday, but I am still only thinking slightly. Do you have any desire to paint similar to Delmus? I have another friend who has tried his method of Old Town Qubec - a landscape - and he is working on a dancer at the moment. If you are interested in seeing other subjects beside flowers and still lifes, I can send you a link. Pauls' work is the quality of the old masters. Let me know if you want the links. Ro
http://dailypainters.com/paintings/tag/apple?paintingsPerPage=60&page=11 See if this will oppen up for you. What I was thinking is if you framed your leafs like this apple is done. In my mind I see a small, inexpensive black frame, with a piece of black or colored mat board, then the irrigular edged WC paper just layed and glued on top of the mat board. Then glue the leaf on top of the WC paper and add glass and frame it. The leaf would be protected, and the overall pic would be just a bit more painting like. ///// Just in case that will not open go to http://dailypainters.com and search (look near the top on the left) for ARTIST. Search for Jacqueline Gnott. She has quite a few different fruit that is framed like this. They are very impressive I think. Ro ////// Thank you, I am so glad you enjoyed my gallery.
I find the pice with the mermaid and kittens quite intriguing.... Tell me more, please. I am interested in the shape...
The shape of the bird painting too...
It occurs to me on looking closer that the mermaid, etc., may be paintied on feathers????