First ever oil painting (Apocal)

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First ever oil painting (Apocal)

Postby JJWilliamson » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:45 pm

Last picture for awhile.

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Apocalypse OR Not a Fucking Shepherd in Sight OR The Night the Moon Farted.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby bodkin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:08 am

I see oils make you swear :-) I quite like "Apocal" (from the file name) as the title...

I like it. I have a poem about this exact subject. The second one in here http://www.ianbadcoe.uk/2016/06/death-and-maybe.html -- if I recall correctly...

Technical points, I know, but the speed one of those would come I think the trail would look straight, and it would be too bright to look at...
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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby JJWilliamson » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:37 am

bodkin wrote:I see oils make you swear :-) Sometimes it just bursts out of me. :)

I quite like "Apocal" (from the file name) as the title...Nice observation. I wrote it and didn't see it. Great suggestion.

I like it. I have a poem about this exact subject. The second one in here http://www.ianbadcoe.uk/2016/06/death-and-maybe.html -- if I recall correctly...

Technical points, I know, but the speed one of those would come I think the trail would look straight, and it would be too bright to look at... True and true. The line should be straight, you're absolutely right, and it is a definite mistake. I can live with the brightness. This painting also could never have been painted, unless I somehow managed to paint it posthumously. :) Let's call it artistic licence and pretend nobody noticed, OR I did it all on purpose to satisfy my inner spirit. :)

I say all this with tongue in cheek.

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed your To Wish Upon poem, finding it very human and delightfully accessible. Loved the quote at the beginning, "Ask me again in another five hundred years". :lol:



Thanks again, Ian, I appreciate the way you respond to these efforts.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby Macavity » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:51 am

What colours have you used in your palette JJ?

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby JJWilliamson » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:00 am

Macavity wrote:What colours have you used in your palette JJ?

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Quite a few because I mixed most of the colours.

Black, white, yellow ochre, lemon yellow, sap green, viridian, ultramarine and crimson. Some only required a touch.

Why do you ask? You've got me curious.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby Macavity » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:58 pm

No mystery JJ - just interest - you may want to consider Prussian Blue; Burnt/Raw Umber; Vermilion. I found the Umbers very good for moody reds. Not that I bother anymore.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby Ros » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:05 pm

I like it, too. You are very skilled, JJ.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:31 am

Thanks for the tips, Mac. Anything about colour is valuable material. Finding the right colours is 90% of the battle.

I recently completed a painting of Aira Force and found colour selection to be really difficult. Everything looked dark and drab when viewed indoors, suddenly coming to life when viewed in normal daylight.

You used to paint! Do you have any examples left to show?

Macavity wrote:No mystery JJ - just interest - you may want to consider Prussian Blue; Burnt/Raw Umber; Vermilion. I found the Umbers very good for moody reds. Not that I bother anymore.

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Ros wrote:I like it, too. You are very skilled, JJ.

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Thanks, Ros. I'm still feeling my way, taking one step at a time. Really pleased you liked this, and thanks for letting me know.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby Antcliff » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Hey JJ, I really like the reflections on the water.
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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:38 pm

Thanks for that, Seth

Really appreciate you picking out the water. I was hopeful, so your comments are very encouraging.

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby Macavity » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:21 pm

You used to paint! Do you have any examples left to show?


Afraid not JJ, but look forward to more from yourself! :)

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Re: First ever oil painting

Postby JJWilliamson » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:04 am

:( :D

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