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    Doug Hoppes (SketchBook)

    Hi all,

    Okay, guess it's time to create my sketchbook. I'm a Vermont oil painter and fairly new to the art world. I started drawing/painting seriously about 5 years ago and decided that I can actually sell my works.

    Most of my work traditionally sell at craft shows/art fairs with random painting sales to various clients at my office.

    My paintings can be seen at: http://www.HoppesStudio.com and I have a Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/DougHoppesStudio). Here's a good place to start posting some of my work, also.

    Dougie
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    yep definitely digging your surreal vs real landscapes, really cool!

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1297947304

    love it!
    i think the colurs and lights in post2 arnt quite realistic though; the greens are very bright, even on the evening scene for example.
    here are some amazing studies i refer back to a lot by Min, whos a god of this sort of thing and piants impeccable studies

    http://minart.net/studies/other-studies/379
    http://minart.net/studies/other-studies/373/
    http://minart.net/studies/other-studies/372/
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    Thanks!

    Do you mean the landscape one with the orange sky? Yeah, that's not real. Should have put it in the abstract/color landscape one. I was just mixing the daytime landscape with a weird sky.

    I LOVE those studies. Excellent work!

    Dougie

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    Latest Painting: Apple, Vase, Grapes. Oh My!

    Here's my latest still life painting.
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    Here's some small 6 x 8 practice landscape studies. The paintings were loosely based from some photographs. Trying to make sure that I incorporate what I learn during my plein-air sessions into interpreting a photograph, properly.

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    Still Life Studies: 3/11/2011

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    Portrait study from a cast.

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    Sketchbook drawings of dinosaurs (from my nephew's toy collection).

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    kay, it was absolutely gorgeous in Vermont today. The day was bright and sunny... and coooollllldddddd......

    When I was driving home from setting up my nephew's computer for DSL, I saw this seen near my house. I decided that: "It's bright, it's sunny, and I would LOVE to paint that scene". So, I got home, rushed out to get my gear and then headed back to the spot (it's about 5 minute drive from my house).

    As I started my setup, the wind was seriously kicking up in the field that I was working. However, I had my hoodie, hat and gear. I should be warm enough! Hah! No chance. Standing in a windy open field on a cold day is just asking for your hands to stop working. However, as you can see... here's my effort for the day. Took about 1-1/2 hours to paint. Later on, I'll post the basic procedures how I do my paintings and my setup.

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    Ohhh I really like the colors you use... Lovely paintings.

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    Thanks... I'm a fan of strong colors and linear design. Lots more work to do to create more realistic landscapes and still lifes, but it's getting there. Now I just have to convince my wife that I can quit my full-time job to do it (yeah, right) :-).

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    Wow, I love the paintings. The Dinosaurs looks awesome.

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    Thanks! The dinosaurs are my nephew's toys. On vacation, I set them up in different window sills to change the natural light on them and practice my drawing. I'm trying to figure out how to paint them. That's been a challenge for me.

    Dougie

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    Hia Doug, you advised me to look at getting the book "The Technical Pen". I think its out of print as I can only find very expensive second hand copies. Would you know if there is an E-book version available?

    much love

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    Hi Crowv... wow, just did a google search about it. Man! It's totally gone up in price. I did a google search on "The Technical Pen pdf", but I think that the site that had it is not a legal site.

    Sorry, dude... don't know. If I still had my copy, I would have been happy to sell it to you, but I sold it a number of years ago.

    I would try going to WetCanvas and going onto the Pen/ink Forum. They may know where to get an inexpensive one.

    Dougie

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