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    So I started a couple night classes. Painting II and Landscape and interior drawing. In both he just had us spend about an hour and a half doing a quick piece. Kind of evaluating the class I geuss.
    So here's an oil done off a B and W photo, done in B and W with the addition of one other colour, alizarin in my case. Also the drawing from the other class.

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    That fat kidThanks for stopping in, and for giving a crit.

    Homework and some plant

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    Went drawing last night to the downtown theatres garden type area. Some pen sketches and one I did up in pencil.
    Sorry about the poor image quality, they're 18 x 24 so I photographed them. Something that dousn't seem to work the best with graphite, at least for me.

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    I like your pen sketches. Nice way to help you put more thought into each stroke. On the one with the glass and the bottle, maybe try adding some darker values to make the foreground items pop more?

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    Hey, you're definately coming along! How are you enjoying your classes so far? Your pencil drawing is definately quickly improving.
    I think the most interesting thing here for me though is the pen drawing that you did. I know they're just sketches but really, they look really strong, and like you were really loosening up and in effect being more accurate with your lines.
    I can't wait to see more work from your classes, I'm sure they'll push you leaps and bounds forward in your art!

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    0OoooDave thanks Dave. I'd comment back but you seemed to have stopped updating. post ya bum!

    14 by 18" oil from last night. Maybe 2 hours of fruity goodness

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    Really like the still life.

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    Oregano Thanks, I really appreciate that.

    Sketching in the park last night.

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    i would desaturate some of your oil painting colors (watercolor is lovely)...personal preference though.

    gorgeous life drawings, hope to meet you at the workshop.



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    hpslashluvrthanks, We missed each other in Montreal I think, so we'll have to change that in San Fran.

    Oil from this afternoon, sorry about the glare. (edited to replace pic with better quality one)

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    went out to draw last night. Local Government House. 18 by 24 conte on manila

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    OK went back the other day and drew the mansion again. Also a still life for your perusal.
    Thanks for lookiing,
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    I really like the way you rendered the glass on the still life.

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    Thanks purplerose.

    Went downtown last night to do some quick sketching with some people.

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    another quick oil painting exercise, glass in mirror type of thing. Botched the perspective in the lower part of the jar.

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    Hey man, just wanted to give you a little boost and encouragement. The still life's are looking good, just keep pushing your observational skills; it's all about practice, practice, practice! I wanted to ask, are you going to San Francisco? Just wondering how many of the Montreal-hostel peeps were going. Cheers man.

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    Zord Thanks man, and yes I,m probably going.

    So worked on these stairs for at least a couple hours last night. Just couldn't get them right. Just keep repeating "my eraser is my friend"

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    20 by 24" oil
    after A. J. Casson 1931 Old Shore at Salem

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    Nice work with that last one mate. Now I'm off to check the original!

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    Thanks Jake

    couple scribbles from the last week
    the one with my first attempts at markers is HUB mall on the Univ of Alberta campus where 00Dave00 lives.

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    some quick scribbles in my moleskine at the mall "zoo"

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    OK this was actually kind of fun. Paint a simple landscape then make it look like its actually on folded paper taped to the surface

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    oh wow.

    that's really cool. any tips on how you did this?



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    Here's what I did. Using masking tape, mask off the area in the center of your canvas to paint in and then paint in a scene. Use flat painting, in the sense of a lack of any physical texture or brush marks. Let thouroughly dry.

    Now fold up a piece of blank paper and use that as your ref for the lights and shadows. I masked off with tape each section and lightly painted in the value changes. Add shadows to edges etc.
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    There was a reason to paint this, but I didn't really take it seriously. At least I painted something last night, need the mileage.

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    quick sketch out a window,

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    So I've been taking this non-credit painting class and had to paint a table place setting 3 times with different views etc. This did not make me inspired to say the least but here's two of them. Two more done of the 1000 bad paintings they say you need to do to get good. God I need a holiday.

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    drawing assig, same scene, different times of day etc.

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    I posted these elsewhere and I wouldn't normally double post but I'm trying to keep this thread as a fairly complete record of my progress.
    Some oil sketches from the San Fran workshop, the last two were done on frosted Mylar. Not sure about that surface yet but it is awfully conveniant.

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    Craaaaaaaaaig, time for an update dude.
    You need to get better photos of these paintings too.
    I think, the first one suffers a bit from being more of a line drawing than a painting - great color notes on it and proportions though!
    2nd is really nice, but small and poor quality photo
    3rd also has really nice color notes I think, but could use some finessing in the edges perhaps?

    Just thoughts, UPDATE! <-- not a thought, command!

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