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    Chris Bennett ________ Paintings ________ Update 08/11/2012

    Night clouds, courtyards, passing figures, shadows and cool nocturnal air...

    Name:  Woman passing the Sphinx and the Moon.jpg
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    Woman passing by a Sphinx and the Moon 35cm x 45cm

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    Name:  Girl in Blue - Chris Bennett.jpg
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    Girl in Blue 45cm x 35cm

    Name:  Blue Girls.jpg
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    Blue Girls 70cm x 54cm

    Name:  The Lower Garden 45cm x 35cm.jpg
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    The Lower Garden 45cm x 35cm

    Name:  Woman in a Garden.jpg
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    Woman Running in a Garden 45cm x 35cm

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    Red Dress 45cm x 35cm

    Name:  Autumn.jpg
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    Autumn 35cm x 45cm

    Name:  By Myself.jpg
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    By myself 70cm x 54cm

    Name:  Gail.jpg
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    Gail 28cm x 22cm

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    Woman in a Black Hat 45cm x35cm

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    Beach Volleyball 70cm x 45cm

    Name:  Two Figures and an Observatory.jpg
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    Two Figures and an Observatory 22cm x 28cm

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    I still really like your work & will get a painting by you for my apt (when that occurs).

    I like the provocative feel of Renishaw. How it looks like she's sightly hidden and peering out from some hidden area.

    If you don't mind my asking, what are your rates? I'm thinking about an Xmas gift for a friend.

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    Lovely as ever. My fav it The Blue Girls.


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    Omenspirits: It's really wonderful you like the work Omen - 'Renishaw' was a picture about a happy memory, a beautiful day spent walking around a stately home with my mother. As for your Xmas buddy, they must be very special as my prices are steepish and have to be kept consistent throughout the galleries that show my work. A typical 45cm x 35cm painting is 1,800 (can't be certain what that is in Dollars or Euros). Put your money into that apartment!
    Nevertheless, it's always an honour to have someone who wants to actually live with one's work. In an ideal world (one where I didn't need money...) the only criterion as to who gets the paintings would be those who appreciate them - and sod the money!

    Black Spot: Thanks Ms Spot! 'Blue Girls' is my favourite too, though the recent painting is very, very close. As I said, it can be seen in the flesh at the ROI Mall Galleries show.
    PS - BTW, I think you can be A LOT more cavalier vetting and culling the FF section!

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    I'm digging the Woman Running in a Garden piece. The translucency of the shadows on the figure's dress is very interesting to me.

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    So say (in USD) $2800 to $3000 in USD by the currency calculator http://www.currencyconverterrate.com...bp-to-usd.html that I used.

    Good to know, thanks.

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    Hi Chris,
    Its always a pleasure to see your work. You really capture the feeling, expressions, of those girls. Your brushstrokes seems so soft, really nice! Definitely id hang it on my wall
    Keep posting

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    ZombieMariachis: Thanks, it's achieved by repeated scumbles of acrylic applied similar to pastels.
    OmenSpirits: You're welcome - it sounds a lot more in $!
    Luk999: Thanks for your kind words and encouragement Luk!

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    Here's one I don't think I've posted before

    Name:  Coins in the Fountain.jpg
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    Coins in the Fountain 54cm x 70cm

    Night clouds, courtyards, passing figures, shadows and cool nocturnal air...


    Name:  Woman passing the Sphinx and the Moon 1.jpg
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    Woman passing by a Sphinx and the Moon 35cm x 15cm

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    Your work is incredible. The more I see, the more I find new things, new ways to approach the canvas. I feel like a child lost in a high-tech lab. Do you have any place where you have put down your thoughts on art, especially composition? A book, or a blog, maybe?

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    Thanks very much Vritra.
    My thoughts on art are all over the place on CA - just do a search on my name. Regarding composition; it's a huge subject and something one is doing (or should be doing) even in the briefest sketch. To draw is to compose, and to compose is to draw. They are one and the same. There is no such thing as composition seperate from what you do when you make marks on a surface. A bad drawing (or painting) is simply something poorly composed - and this goes for a study of somebody's hand as much as a landscape panorama.

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    the sphinx is magical. now i want to go read the time machine for some reason!
    btw healthy salcious, thats the coolest description, thank you sir.

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    Thank you, I feel like I benefited immensely from that post alone. I will definitely search for your other posts on CA.

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