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Thread: Oil Paintings
October 25th, 2007 #1
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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October 25th, 2007 #2
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.
Last edited by DSillustration; October 25th, 2007 at 02:46 PM.- Dan Dos Santos
October 25th, 2007 #3King of Dragons
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Really damn good!!
October 25th, 2007 #4
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.
October 25th, 2007 #5
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?
October 26th, 2007 #6
From Gegarin's point of view
October 26th, 2007 #7will draw for food
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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.
October 26th, 2007 #8www.tomvandewouwer.com
"There is no such thing as 'accurate drawing'. There is beautiful
drawing, and ugly, and nothing else." JAD Ingres, Ecrits sur l'art
October 26th, 2007 #9
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.
October 26th, 2007 #10
these are awesome... i lvoe the colors... great work!
October 26th, 2007 #11
Do you live in the US or the UK?
From Gegarin's point of view
October 26th, 2007 #12
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
October 27th, 2007 #13
October 27th, 2007 #14
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. Itís 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 ) Iím even tempted to start some new paintings! Oh and I live in the UK.
October 16th, 2011 #15
these are quite remarkable
give me crits...neeaaoooooowww
October 17th, 2011 #16
October 17th, 2011 #17
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.
thanks for sharing.