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    I really like the one with the little bird in the water in the foreground. And your pen and ink landscapes. Quite impressed by the line quality and sense of light with all that white space you leave.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualeot View Post
    I really like the one with the little bird in the water in the foreground. And your pen and ink landscapes. Quite impressed by the line quality and sense of light with all that white space you leave.
    Thank you! I've been doing a lot of pen & ink sketching with the local Urban Sketchers lately so I'm getting lots of practice in! Unfortunately it's all quick, rough work because we only meet for a couple of hours. It will be nice to do some more finished pieces again. Actually I did this still life just a couple of weeks ago and it turned out quite nicely: http://vineris.deviantart.com/art/An...hoes-386373118 , I think I'd like to do more work like that.
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    Looking good vin, keep it up! I think the duck one is my favorite so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syle View Post
    Looking good vin, keep it up! I think the duck one is my favorite so far.
    Thanks! It was a really nice female Goleneye with a little horde of ducklings. Sadly they were moving too much in the water to paint them on site and none of my reference photos turned out even a little. They all look like a blurry duck with an amorphous black cloud behind it.

    I'm heading out to paint later this week so maybe I'll catch a few more waterfowl. I'm all about the waterfowl at the moment.
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    I've been busy painting since the beginning of August, finishing up some older paintings and starting new ones.

    This is from last fall, some hay bales at the University Farm:
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    From a trip to a nearby provincial park a few weeks ago. I found a place to sketch near a pond where I liked the lighting, and it turned out to be a beaver pond. I got to paint to almost non-stop beaver chewing.
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    A field on the outskirts of the city. Getting to that viewpoint was a bit of an adventure so I ended up settling for what I could get. It's a bit messy and the composition is kind of lousy, which is too bad because I really liked the backlighting on the sunflower. Oh well... live and learn.
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    You've got a nice left lower corner on the sunflower painting. Not sure what it is painted on and whether it can be cropped or not, but the yellow sunflowers look really nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualeot View Post
    You've got a nice left lower corner on the sunflower painting. Not sure what it is painted on and whether it can be cropped or not, but the yellow sunflowers look really nice
    Thanks!
    The painting is on hardboard, unfortunately. And while I've taken the table saw to a painting before, I rather like the big sunflower bud on the right and I can see no way to split the two without wrecking one of them. I am considering doing a second painting of just the small sunflowers, though. I took a bunch of reference photos while I was out there and they did attract me to that hill in the first place.
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    My second experiment in using a palette knife:

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    Two mostly-plein-air landscapes from the past month. I've been driving around the surrounding farmland trying to get some work done while the weather lasts.

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    I've also started writing down what happens when I go out plein-airing. Because there's always *something*. If I'm not lost then I'm covered in bugs and if I'm not covered in bugs then I've sat down on a thistle. Here are the links to my dA page where you can read them, if you are interested in that sort of thing and haven't already seen them there.

    Amongst the Reeds
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    I'm learning how to paint in oils! This is my 3rd or 4th painting, the first one that didn't completely suck. It was done from one of the reference photos I took at the Badlands workshop.

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    I passed this farm every Sunday on my long-distance bike ride and finally got a chance to come back with the car and paint it.

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    This is something I started in May of last year and finally finished. I may go back in and do a more detailed job on the brick. I don't know. Perspective is my enemy!

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    Trying something slightly new with the acrylics. Two mostly plein-air paintings from October:

    The ravine near my house:
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    Fall colours at the University farm:
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    And here's my second landscape in oils! This is a remake of one of the first posts in this thread, but the attachments don't seem to be showing up. I'll have to fix that sometime.

    Hills at Dry Island Buffalo Jump:
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    Love the palette knife waterfall painting! The texture is beautiful.

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    Great stuff! I especially like your pen-and-ink drawings from Banff. This thread makes me want to draw some landscapes.

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    Thanks Aqualeot and Notophthalmus! I'd like to play with the palette knife a bit more, it's difficult to work with but a lot of fun. And there's always more pen & ink work coming up. Check out my pen & ink thread if you haven't already.
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    Acrylic paintings from the past few months.

    A creek near my house, from back in the fall. Mostly painted on location:

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    Playing with the palette knives a bit more:

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    Winter. This was from some photos I took last year. I was going to paint outside more this winter but I don't have a good setup for oils yet and it was relatively warm so that everything looks brown and disgusting. If I'm going to paint brown things I might as well wait for warmer weather.

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