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At 9:11pm on July 13, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Many thanks for your comments Martin. I though it was time to get back onto my easel in my playroom.

I've been doing lot of my scribbles, I've done a number of watercolours and as I counted 25  blank canvases in my room  I though its time to use some, this one of the smaller ones

At 6:06pm on July 11, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

I was surprised that you are that quick, I've see others that can take months over a similar. Piece 

At 7:58pm on July 8, 2019, Adam Darr said…

Thanks Martin, been a while since I posted anything on the site. When the weather is nice I would rather be out there pottering around. I think this must be my third version of this image. I did this few nights ago, so pleased that you like it.


At 11:36pm on June 11, 2019, Laurel Nichols said…

Thank you Martin for your comments! Your portraits are wonderful, always be those I admire! Have a nice day!

At 6:17am on June 1, 2019, Eleanor Van De Bogart said…

You do impressive portraiture.

At 2:34pm on May 30, 2019, Nelson Failing said…

Cheers my friend!

At 2:53am on May 30, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Thank a lot Martin , I have to thank my cousin for suggesting  the write ups ,   he told me" sometime a painting can be enhanced  by a bit of background  story  but other time they want to make their own story up" I chose to tell my version of things..

I 'd worry to much about how i write  to even think of approching someone about illustrated  books not that I'd  have the faintest idea where to go with one

At 6:23pm on May 13, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

I don't  suppose the cyanide,  warfin,  that they used to give themselves a buzz, the white lead that they on their faces  and in their wigs  also the many other strong drugs that were used  . Even the original group humble victory v lozenges  were laced with ether, chloroform  cannabis.

He was certainly  a strange old thing Lord bath i dont  suppose  he'd  have sold anything without his name  

At 10:28am on May 11, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Many thanks. keeping up with me in full flow would be extreamly  difficult  as i got to 25 in one busy day. It  doesn't  matter how busy a day is there are alway lulls  where i can get a few scribbles in  and then I often batch  colour them so i might have 4 or 5 picture and using one colour at a time flick through  the pages using that colour until I've  used the colours I want , its an extreamly fast process  as i don't  have to keep cleaning my brush

At 9:43pm on May 10, 2019, Adam Darr said…

Hello Martin,

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my artwork Al Pacino.


At 2:48pm on April 30, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Thanks Martin  . To be truthful  looking at your art I always thought that You've  been classically  trained as they look like they're  in the style of some of the old masters  which make your work all the more amazing that you're  self taught.  Your practice sessions must have been long and hard won and you must have a great deal of Patience and dedication , 

for me I have very little  patience and very little dedications and if i'm  not happy with a painting in 3 to 4 hour I'd  probably  blank it out. It's why I do so many of my scribbles they're fast,  i  can record all the days events in an houror two  of scribbling

Talking to other people who do work like yours they always say that find it almost impossible to  paint in a looser  style and finding it frustrating  that every time it gets a Bit  Freer they have a fight with themselves  trying not to to correct  things. i do envy  your dedication  but I think I'm  happy with things how they are with what I do.

Best wishes paul

At 8:16pm on April 29, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

That's a lot Martin.  Apart from a bit of pottery at school I've  not had any art training so I try and make  the lack of it with enthusiasm and having as much fun as i can with painting.. I managed  another quick painting while waiting for the grandkids to come out of school  and as i caught a glimpse  of the river Thames in my travels today  i thought I'd  do one of the people fishing on the old sea wall

At 4:30pm on April 24, 2019, Laurel Nichols said…

Your artwork looks like finished by brushes, they really look nice!

At 4:41pm on April 8, 2019, Laurel Nichols said…

You are welcome and thank you Martin!

At 12:19pm on April 8, 2019, Mairi McLeod said…

Thankyou Martin for all the likes and the lovely comment

At 5:47pm on April 7, 2019, marilyn grimble said…

Thank you Martin - it's from my own photograph too.

I have given the framed painting to the owner of this local camp site. Mxx

At 4:39am on April 5, 2019, Nelson Failing said…

Youre welcome Martin...oh and thank you for the compliment on my art....I really appreciate it

At 10:51am on March 25, 2019, marilyn grimble said…

Thank you Martin - it's a complete change for me! Mxx

At 9:02pm on March 24, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

Thank you very much on your comment on my scribbles. It has been mentioned before  about doing some form of children's book but i wouldn't  know where to start . These  only started out as a visual  diary  and they still are about events that happen around me  best wishes paul

At 5:16pm on March 20, 2019, Paul Dodd said…

That you Martin  I'm glad that you like them


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