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COMPLETED - Cinque Terre

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  • It is working really well and it's very convincing! I would not change a thing, maybe like Richard said only few spot of higher value. 
    PaulB
  • The sea looks brilliant as it is..you don't want to detract from the rest of the scene...
    PaulBRenoir
  • It looks great. If you really felt compelled to tinker maybe a light value here and there to suggest reflected sun. But really, it looks good as it is and does not need that. 
    PaulB
  • The water rendition is perfect.  Makes me want to go back. 
    PaulB
  • Thank you everyone, I'm happy with it now.
    Renoir
  • @PaulB Many years back I was out star gazing with a 9.25 inch Celestron Ultima, no cheap scope.  One of the legs of the tripod failed, and I observed the scope going over  but at a speed quicker than my reflexes could respond, I was a helpless witness to a disaster happening right in front of me.  So I imagine watching your hours of work head for disaster is significantly worse.  Glad all is recovered. nothing like a fine replacement tripod to set things right.
    PaulB
  • uh_clem said:
    @PaulB Many years back I was out star gazing with a 9.25 inch Celestron Ultima, no cheap scope.  One of the legs of the tripod failed, and I observed the scope going over  but at a speed quicker than my reflexes could respond, I was a helpless witness to a disaster happening right in front of me.  So I imagine watching your hours of work head for disaster is significantly worse.  Glad all is recovered. nothing like a fine replacement tripod to set things right.
    Yes, that describes it perfectly, although "hours" doesn't quite come close.  All is well now, but a tripod with a single mount point simply doesn't cut it for a heavy piece, so it's on quadrapedal supports now.
  • The water is fine from my view.  Calm enough so that the viewer can concentrate on other parts of the painting.  :) 
    PaulB
  • You dedication never ceases to amaze me @PaulB :open_mouth:
    PaulB
  • Great job, I think all of the decisions you made along the way make it uniquely yours, I wouldn't change anything unless you were not happy with it. Looking forward to seeing the finished painting in the frame, amazing job. Congratulations !
    PaulB
  • If the waves were any better you'd have to be painting from a boat. All the hotel details are almost as good as you wanted them and much better than I could have imagined them.
    PaulB
  • SummerSummer -
    edited April 9
    These Notans are interesting in themselves.  Love your progress.   
    PaulB
  • Summer said:
    These Notans are interesting in themselves. 
    It's especially fun when I stitch them together into a movie.
  • Can hardly wait!  =)
    PaulB
  • I love how so many people here are routing for you @PaulB   How's it going?  Rest well, take deep breaths - you can do this!
    PaulBRenoir
  • I cannot get over this. Holy cow! Amazing!
    PaulB
  • I am in absolute awe! Just spent the past hour reading through all of this. bravo! And good luck in the competition!  I feel bad for the competitors! Haha
    BobitalyRenoir
  • Julianna said:
    I love how so many people here are routing for you @PaulB   How's it going?  Rest well, take deep breaths - you can do this!
    Yes, I'm very grateful, I find it motivating.  It won't be long now before we can put this thread to bed.

    How's it going?  Well, I'm tired, and I'm spending more time on this, but I'm not speeding up the painting, which I think would be a bad idea.  The looming deadline is working for me, and it forces me to plan carefully.  I'm enjoying every moment of it.  Still on track to finish in time.

    I've secured framing for this now.  I tried ordering online, at <WELL KNOWN ART SUPPLY PLACE>, but they cancelled my order because their website didn't include a $200 oversize shipping charge.  Screw that.  I shopped locally and got a decent price for a very solid wooden frame.  They even agreed to build the frame without having the painting, and finish the work a couple of days before the deadline.  I'm giving them an identically sized but blank aluminum panel to work with in the meantime.  They don't trust my measurements, and I can't blame them.
    BobitalyJuliannaRenoirIrishcajun
  • Let's hope you don't drop the frame on your head.. :open_mouth:
    PaulB
  • Too bad there's no one close to throw water at your face.
    Julianna
  • Ahahha go Paul gooo! 
    Julianna
  • Keep at it @PaulB. Nearly there. :)
    DipaliPaulB
  • Be prepared to be on the nightly news in your area and possibly elsewhere with this painting.  This may even launch your career!  The bidding begins.  :)


    PaulBRenoir
  • Wow @PaulB going great. Good luck
    PaulB
  • Spilt/spit coffee on my tax return laughing.
    Boudicca
  • this thread is getting even more amazing. LOL Love this group! Go PAUL!! Here's my contribution. I am sure you can all hear the appropriate voice. 
    PaulBBoudiccaRenoirFiluren
  • Thanks for the support folks.  @Boudicca and @JessicaArt that's hilarious.

    I'm cruising along now, and here comes another full weekend with no plans other than getting my elbows wet.  I'm hoping to make a major dent in all this remaining white area.  In the bottom left third, I'm ready to start adding in all those foreground grasses and leaves.  Black is the area that I will not be revisiting again = done.



    Meanwhile, the boats are being painted, and I've only just begun really, but it is really testing my faith in the method.  Without details, subtlety or water surface ripples, this looks terrible.



    I'll be trying to turn this pig's ear into a silk purse.
    SummerBOB73RenoirFiluren
  • Your control over colour is amazing. Go Paul go!!
    PaulBFiluren
  • Don't feel bad about taking a year, I jut about have one of those on my easel. I have been pretty slow this year trying to significantly improve my technique, which is going slow. But what you have accomplished so far is great! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    PaulB
  • PaulB said:




    I'll be trying to turn this pig's ear into a silk purse.
    Nice cats! :)



    ;)
    PaulB
  • have faith! I am sure it will work out. Cant wait to see these progress. 

    PaulB
  • remind me of paddle boards - 
    PaulB
  • Good Luck to you!!!
    PaulB
  • Absolutely breathtaking Paul! Simply stunning! I am so excited for you that you are going to make it on time, as you had some worries you wouldn't,  and it's all coming together so well. Thank you so very much for sharing your progress on this masterpiece. Your natural disposition for planning, accuracy, and precision renders this project perfect! Because no one else has the temperment to stay the course!

    PaulBFilurenBOB73
  • Would still love to know where this masterpiece will end up. Hopefully where gazillions of people will get to feast their eyes on it and marvel at the incredible detail.
    You can ‘go for a long walk ‘ in this painting 
    FilurenRenoir
  • Hilary said:
    Would still love to know where this masterpiece will end up. Hopefully where gazillions of people will get to feast their eyes on it and marvel at the incredible detail.
    @Hilary, I'm not sure that I'll find out where.  With luck it will sell.
    Renoir
  • Just keeps getting better and better, and I'm certain you'll make the deadline. I'm sure you've done the maths, but this averages nearly 4hrs per day over the 169 days. I am in awe.
    PaulBRenoir
  • Just phenomenal!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this journey with us, @PaulB.
    PaulB
  • Keep going and don't worry about giving us updates.
  • BOB73 said:
    Keep going and don't worry about giving us updates.
    @BOB73, it takes two minutes to write a post and include photos I already take every day.  It's a nice short break.

    Or do you instead mean you're tired of seeing updates?
  • You know better than that @PaulB ; This is 14 pages long and I've enjoyed every word and image. We all have learned a lot from this experience. When I log in, I look first to see if this thread has had recent comments/updates. Then I look for your blog.
    RenoirPaulBFiluren
  • PaulB said:
    BOB73 said:
    Keep going and don't worry about giving us updates.
    @BOB73, it takes two minutes to write a post and include photos I already take every day.  It's a nice short break.

    Or do you instead mean you're tired of seeing updates?

    Oh quite the contrary, we all want you to successfully complete this painting, we love your updates, but don't worry about posting for us it if means taking any time away from your painting time :-)  This is great! and you're in the homestretch!
    BobitalyPaulB
  • 4 hours a day? Man that's a lot to keep up. I imagine a lot of pro painters don't even workthat much
    It's under 4 as an average.  One or two longs days on the weekend, then a couple of hours in the week.  It's not that gruelling.  Yet.
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