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    Oil Paintings

    There seem to be a lot more oil paintings on the site of late, so I thought I'd share some of mine.
    The bottom two are both Britney Spears. I'm not a fan of hers at all, but its difficult not to get
    sucked into the whole drama of her life. For some reason I had this vague idea about taking paparazzi
    photographs ( something I find deplorable ) and turning them into works of art.

    Now I'm not so sure if that sort of argument would ever hold up. I get the feeling that if I did a show
    based on this theme I'd probably get accused of using her fame and misfortune in a similar fashion.

    Anyway hope you like them. Tankerbug

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    These are pretty darn sweet.
    The last two are particularly good,
    the one on the left being my favorite.

    The turped-out oils really remind me of Bernie Fuchs on that one.
    (Not an easy thing to do)

    My only crit would be the foreground foot on the last one.
    It looks too small.
    I guess it's possible it's accurate due to some weird perspective, but I find it bothersome nonetheless and would reassess it.

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    Really damn good!!

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    Thankyou

    Thanks Dan, really heartwarming to get a comment from the man who did those Bonnie and Clyde hands. ( Awesome and Unforgettable ! ) And yeh I agree about that foot, definitely needed a bit more work.

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    I like the top right one and the middle one. Although the cropped head and the tangent with the tea pot kinda bug me.
    The shirts are nicely done.

    Looking at them again they all feel kinda cropped. Did you not photograph them completely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSillustration View Post
    My only crit would be the foreground foot on the last one.
    It looks too small.
    I guess it's possible it's accurate due to some weird perspective, but I find it bothersome nonetheless and would reassess it.
    Agree with this - it's a pity because her other leg is simply a marvelous piece of painting. It is probably to do with the fact that there is a sculptural 'low relief' vibe going on (which is very beautiful by the way) and the strong forshortening goes against it sylistically.

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    Wow! - especially the first one. Nice to see some traditional (non-photoshop) artwork around here.


    Wait, those last two look like Britney Spears!!??? - wait, read the post, IT IS!!!
    What a way to trash up an otherwise classy painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mes View Post
    Wait, those last two look like Britney Spears!!??? - wait, read the post, IT IS!!!
    What a way to trash up an otherwise classy painting.
    ? If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say anything at all.

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    Thanks Micaiah

    Art Addict - They're cropped a bit, but just to clean up the rough edges. Now that you mention it I do have a tendency of letting things ( like heads, teapots, etc ) creep off the edge of the canvas. I'll have to think about this one. It's either just poor planning at the start of a painting or a desire to stop the image from being perfectly encased in a frame.

    Chris Bennett - Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately the painting has been given to a relative, so there's no hope of correcting the dodgy leg, unless I prise it off her wall!
    Any tips on getting my work accepted by DeMontfort Fine Art? I submitted some stuff last year, but to no avail.

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    these are awesome... i lvoe the colors... great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tankerbug View Post
    Chris Bennett - Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately the painting has been given to a relative, so there's no hope of correcting the dodgy leg, unless I prise it off her wall!
    Any tips on getting my work accepted by DeMontfort Fine Art? I submitted some stuff last year, but to no avail.
    Oooh now yer asking! It's very much to do with you being what they are looking for at that particular time. I presume you sent them stuff similar to what you have just posted here. The style is fine - the contemporary feel linked into the work of Lempika and Schiele among others is a good one and your draughsmanship skills are way better than practically all the figure painters they have there. My main tip is that you find a way of keeping the expressionist thing going (which I really, really like) but somehow 'tone it down a bit' because they think 100% commercially and take absolutely no chances. This doesn't mean they are right, just that that's the way they work and there is no point trying to budge them on it - believe me I've tried. They are a nice bunch though.

    Do you live in the US or the UK?

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    Great colour usage ... too bad about the cropping ... that kinda ruins some of the works for me ... it happens to me also sometimes ... especially if you don't plan upfront ... I try to draw a box on the canvas of at least 10 cm from the edges where I force myself to stay out ... that helps in avoiding body parts getting truncated :p

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    beutifully executed paintings mate. I would love to see them in person. what size are they??

    anyways keep posting your wonderfuls tuff.

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    Re comments

    Thanks to Killer Napkins and Sedas.

    bhanu - They're all quite small, a bit larger than A4, the middle one being the biggest. ( more of your comic please )

    Chris Bennett - Thanks again for your kind words. It’s really good to get such a clear response on the type of work I should be submitting. ( Rejection letters never go into the specifics of what you could do to improve your chances ) I’m even tempted to start some new paintings! Oh and I live in the UK.

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    Nice paintings! I kinda like the gutsy composition/cropping choices. Think you pulled it off pretty well.

    Please Sir, I'd like some more.

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    Nice proportions design in the 1st & second one, nice work,
    Just a suggestion, i would recommend you to use a camera with
    lens of 35mm to get better image quality & accuracy, also do white balance setting.
    cheers
    thanks for sharing.


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