If you were as prolific as I am you wouldn't have time for so much wonderful detail and I'm sure you'd be unhappy with the less detailed work. I'm retire so there's no calls on my time
I've slowed down a lot although I did do three sketches in a cafe that I haven't posted yet. I can also flit between my scribbles, watercolour and acrylic paintings all in the same day
It is getting very disappointing Hov few people post now and some of those that post never reply to comments or comment on others work which is a big shame because when I joined there could be 3 or 4 pages of comment.
I'm please that the community art gallery that I'm a member of has just reopened at least I can show three pieces on a gallery wall now.
Thanks Martin. It is a good feeling when a client is happy. I recall one lady in tears and talking to my portrait of her departed dog. She gave me more money than I had asked for. I was just so pleased that she liked it.
I'm sure your clients will love Sofie's portrait. When I do a commission of an animal I always look at their faces when I show them my work. I can usually tell if they really like it or if they are doubtful. Let us know if they like it please.
Thanks Martin I was pleased how the perspective worked out on this. I much prefer working on canvas than paper and as you can imagine they take up lots of rooms. I must have at least 300 canvases then I have over a 1000 on A3 paper plus a big box full of pads from my scribbles so the occasional culling is needed
That you Martin for your kind comment. I've had a long break from acrylic painting because I've started to run out of storage. What I normally do now is look through them and attack the ones that I don't like, with a Stanley knife last time I chopped up 50 paintings
Hope your well, I was reading an article yesterday about Laurel & Hardy how they both died pretty well penniless, sad they brought so much joy for so many people. First time I have drawn or painted them, made me smile even as I was creating this.
Hi Martin...you are very welcome...I have been doing some art but not really at the caliber they should be at...most of what Im doing now are jus doodles and simple stuff...things that jus pop in my head at the moment and I jus go with it...nothing grand...lol...
If you ever find yourself in Edinburgh take a wander into the Nation Gallery of Scotland where you will see (up close and personal) a painting by Constable. You can see the brushstrokes. I stood there peering it at and hoping to learn from it. Again I do not have the talent. There were no barriers around this painting but I expect that if you tried to take it from the wall all hell would break loose. Enjoy your day.
Hi martin. I google Alexander and his work is amazing. Like you I had never heard of him. The way he handles satin and velvet like fabrics is to die for. I once spent an afternoon in the portrait gallery of Scotland and one picture was of Madam Pompadour and you would have thought if you touched the silk of her dress it would be just like the real thing.
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.
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