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    Studies, Paintings, and oil sketches

    Hello everyone...I'm practicing to become a professional painter, I've been teaching myself for years, its been an extremely long and painful struggle.
    I'm hoping to apply for one of those scholarship programs on the ARC. Hopefully It'll workout...
    I'll be posting whatever I paint from life or from reference or from a photograph of a master painting on this thread.

    I hope you guys like my work and critiques are very much welcome.

    For starters here are a couple of miniature oil studies of old master paintings
    Sizes 10x15cm and 8x10cm with detail .

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    Dimensions 10x15cm porcelain painting
    Study after William Bouguereau.

    It took me a month with this one. In 2009.it had to be burnt in various kiln temperatures...it was a long process I learnt a lot from it.
    But I wish I would've been able to control the results more accurately.
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    10x15cm oil study of a black & white photograph....
    I wanted to study value with this one...

    These are the stages it went through.

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    This was the final result waiting to be varnished.
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    This was a painting of a Japanese doll I painted it from life and it's still a work in progress

    Here are the stages


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    This is the picture of my setup

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    This is a Grisaille sketch of a nude model from reference
    Dimensions are 13x18cm oil on canvas

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    This is a a portrait study oil on canvas dimensions are 5x8cm for the portrait I painted it on an A4 canvas.

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    And this I just started from life.

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    Nude color study 12x13cm

    I started this tonight...I think I made quite a few mistakes on this one...should define the pectoralis better...and should probably put in some shadows.. since i wasn't really concerned with accuracy but was aiming for color, I'll let it pass, I will however add some blues in the skin tones.

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    I worked on her today a little bit. I gave her some form, a bit of color, an eye and a nose...
    It is a bit difficult to paint that small, if you think about it.

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    Just painted this today...on a round canvas...diameter is 30cm.

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    Dorottya. Oil on canvas. WIP

    I've been busy with a Bouguereau, thought I'd refresh my eyes, I wish I can afford to have models from life but ...
    Geuss good reference of my sister-in-law will have to do.

    Dimentions : 20.5x30.5cm. This is a detail, I'll be posting updates as the work progresses.

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    Master copy After William Bouguereau ..Work in progress....Oil on paper

    So the painting I'm copying is the painting of "Madame la Comtesse de Cambaceres" painted in 1895. I'm painting it from a high quality photoprint...dimentions are 20x27.5cmMy Painting is also 20x27.5cm.
    Oil on paper.
    I'll be posting updates as soon as i can.

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    & a closeup of the portrait

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    Great stuff Seems like you are on a very solid track. I will take more time tomorrow to enjoy those shots, but I cant just stop by quickly and leave nothing in here when there are images like that.

    cheers, Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by AckermannPhilip View Post
    Great stuff Seems like you are on a very solid track. I will take more time tomorrow to enjoy those shots, but I cant just stop by quickly and leave nothing in here when there are images like that.

    cheers, Phil

    Thank you man I was begining to feel sorry for myself I could hear the sound of nothing in my thread...if nothing" had a sound

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    Dorottya. Oil on canvas. WIP, Update

    This is the latest progress on the portrait..
    Im still starting with color here...

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    Keep up the good work! It's nice to see the progression. post #6 is an especially good one!

    "A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed
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    Thanks man, That one in particular had a long story with me, the next time when i get back to it i'll post about it some more with updates and final look

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    Dorottya. Oil on canvas. WIP, Update

    I've been busy drawing bones....
    Anyway...I've worked on her tonight and I think i still need to work more on the mouth and her right eye (our left)

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    Dorottya. Oil on canvas. Update final

    Hello, I've been busy with a couple of paintings didnt have time lately...
    Anyway I finished her i think its just enough work..

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    Fun with color Oil on paper 20x33cm WIP

    This one to me is a bit of a treat...
    It not how I usually work but its been fun.



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    Just gotta say these are fabulous! love your work. I particularly like seeing the process. seing the different stages is very enlightening for someone who doesn't paint. please keep posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chas View Post
    Just gotta say these are fabulous! love your work. I particularly like seeing the process. seing the different stages is very enlightening for someone who doesn't paint. please keep posting!
    Thanks man! I'm glad you like my work I'll be posting more pretty soon

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    Fun with color Oil on paper 20x33cm WIP update

    I think I'll be cutting the paper from the top and bottom it wont be 20x33cm anymore....but that remains to be seen for now here is a little update.

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    My Wife Oil on canvas 30cm diameter continued after post #9

    This is a portrait of my wife I think its coming out pretty nicely in the previous post I didnt like how it came out . I'm gonna work on it and fix it later but right now here is this piece

    Crits and comments are welcome hope you enjoy it folks.

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