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    Well, here's my latest project waiting to be framed. It's my first hack at Renaissance type art so it's a little "busy". I used artist oils, wood stain and shoe polish to color it. The next one should be a little better. The oils didn't work as I thought they would so I had to go a little heavier on the color than I wanted. I tried to thin them down to a stain but the oil soaked into the wood and left the pigment on I just painted the segments that represent clothing. Criticism is requested and welcomed!! OOPS....the file is too big!!! Back in a minute with the attachment!!
    If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

  • #2
    Hey... I got all excited to see this.... hope you get the file attached soon. Have to head back in the shop.

    Take care


    • #3
      Third Try

      OK.....Here it is...I hope!!!!
      Attached Files
      If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


      • #4
        Well Done

        Very nice Neal! I enjoy doing the life forms, as you know, and like the contours to her face. I particularly like how you did her eyes!

        Look forward to seeing more of this sort.

        Take care


        • #5
          nice job first glance I must say that I was thinking that Toni was giving lessons in her spare reminded me of some of her projects.. that really is a compliment to you as well since I think her life forms are awesome

          If you really meant it about wanting's a couple of my thoughts..i doubt that they're worth even a penny LOL..I would tone down the lips a bit..and watch the really light areas on her flesh..need to be a bit darker (not much) to blend better (again,just my thoughts)..

          I totally love the way you did her eyes and will be studying that carefully (big smile!! I'll give ya credit as the teacher of that if I can get it right)..Really really love her eyes

          did you cut the indiv pieces of blue? well done!! she looks like a swimmer to me and I would have liked to see more shoulder..but then I wouldn't have the pleasure of simply imagining which your way encourages

          well done!! Thanks for sharing the pics and I hope that my comments were not offensive

          Sue Chrestensen


          • #6
            Thanks Toni....I really had fun with this one and want to experiment a lot more with the artist oils. I really don't know where I'm headed with this but I guess I'll know when I get there!!! LOL!!
            If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


            • #7
              Not sure what "Renaissance type art" is supposed to be....
              but your work is nice to look at.....pete
              Pete Ripaldi

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              • #8
                No Sue, your comments were not offensive....they are what I'm looking for. The image is my hack at reproducing a cropped photo of part of one of Michaelangelo's paintings so that's how much shoulder that was showing. Yes, the hood is made up of several segments which were individually painted. It isn't glued up yet so the relief isn't evident in the photo. You're right about the facial highlights too. I really sort of cut this one "on the fly" so to speak. I learned a lot from it. As far as the eyes go......I sort of just "winged" them too...LOL!!!
                If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


                • #9
                  Wonderful work there Neal :-)

                  "Everything Happens for a Reason"
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                  • #10
                    Neal, she is fantastic.very very wonderful. I love the debth of the painting. looks almost, velvet like. and I too love the eyes. I think the eyes aways tell the story of a mood,or attitude.they have great debth to them.
                    On the painting thing, boy i am not a exspert here at all. but in my other crafts, we use gesso, don't know if i spelled that right. but it leaves a good foundation to paint on. works on most all surfaces. wood, mettale, cloth, not sure about plactic. but is some good stuff. it helps when you wont the true color to come through. not sure how it works with stains, but i think i will try it myself. I wish you, and tonie and sue lived closer to me, and gave classes. I would love to learn to paint better. Wow, you are all artis. your friend Evie


                    • #11

                      That is very nice indeed.
                      You did a great job, and I like the colours.

                      On a side note: I just got my copy of SSW&C: in the picture for the open house advertisement why did you bite that lemon right before the picture

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                      • #12

                        Thanks Marcel, Evie and everyone else!!! I didn't bite a lemon Marcel...LOL..that's just the result of a dominant gene in the Moore family I suppose. My Father always looked like he was angry too. I'm just one of those folks who can't fake a smile...but when I do smile it's REAL!!
                        If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


                        • #13
                          AWESOME! The eyes are Fantastic. What are the overall dimensions of the piece? (won't fit on a 5x5 will it?)

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                          • #14
                            First let me say I am constantly amazed at the talent we have in this community.
                            Although scrolling has been around for hundreds of years I really think the past few are expanding horizons.

                            Sue and Toni are so qualified here I hesitate to say anything. Specially since I do very little finishing.
                            But here goes anyway.
                            I love the eyes, they are alive.
                            I love the lips! You seem to have some depth in there that gives them 3 dimensions.
                            The folds in the fabric really come through. I really like the cloth over her arm.

                            I feel the skin tones and the other colours are a little out of balance.
                            Like you said it is hard working with different media.
                            Either the skin tones need to be bolder or the colours more muted.

                            One final comment.

                            I wish I could do half as good as that! Awesome job.
                            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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                            • #15
                              Thanx Carl....I appreciate the comments. Core Eagle...the piece is 16 inches high by 14 inches wide.
                              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!


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