Somethings new, somethings old, somethings blue

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nice work Angus,  they're all good  but if I could only pick one it would be painting #2  

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to Angus M:

    Angus M said:

    Wotcha folks,

    I finally got fed up with this trilogy. I calling the last two done.

    Painting number 3, Splash down.  This one caused me the most grief. The photo I worked from was somewhat fuzzy.

    This is the original photo I took (one early Saturday morning, on my ancient Canon 350) as the basis of the last painting in the trilogy.

    Cropping out the birds

    I'm not expert enough to really work in the detail, and exercised considerable artistic license. The level of detail for the first two paintings wasn't a whole lot better. Still, it proved a good exercise in switching to acrylics.

    Photography is a form of art, and it's what you enjoy, whether it be straight landscapes, wildlife, portraits, artistic images or the whole works, it's what you enjoy, and believe it or not, a lot of people will also enjoy your works of art.

    They were all very good, but my favourite is the one I've included in the quote.

    Stick with it Angus, they're brilliant. Even I play around with some of the artistic features in Adobe Photoshop, and also the photo editor on my mobile device.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Thank you all. Your comments are much appreciated.

    My next foray into acrylics will start this afternoon; once I've sprayed a flat coat of varnish onto the three in the trilogy. I have gone, recently, for a plain background. It makes the subject stand out and is a lot less work. In contrast the next project has a busy and challenging background. I am still trying to work out how to approach it.

    I found it best to tackle challenging subjects as a way to learn how paint behaves. It does, however, plenty of angst and frustration, but it works.

    I have already decided on the proceeding project after the next one.  It will be edgy. I don't really like edgy paintings, but I feel in this instance that the appalling mess we are making of the planet calls for it.  The next few months should be interesting.

  • In reply to Angus M:

    These look great Angus!

    see my photos on Flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggyn/

  • They are lovely

    J