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  • Re: New painting challenge?

    Sargent's Notes

         1.   Painting is an interpretation of tone. Colour drawn with a brush.

     

        2.   Keep the planes free and simple, drawing a full brush down the whole contour of a cheek.

     

         3.   Always paint one thing into another and not side by side until they touch.

     

         4.   The thicker your paint—the more your color flows.

     

         5.  Simplify, omit all but the most essential elements—values, especially the values. You must clarify the values.

     

         6.  The secret of painting is in the half tone of each plane, in economizing the accents and in the handling of the lights.

     

         7.  You begin with the middle tones and work up from it . . . so that you deal last with your lightest lights and darkest darks, you avoid false accents.

     

         8.  Paint in all the half tones and the generalized passages quite thick.

     

         9.  It is impossible for a painter to try to repaint a head where the understructure was wrong.



          PALETTE: Silver White, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Ochre dew (English Red), Red Ochre, Vermillion, Ivory or Coal Black, and Prussian Blue.

     

    Sargent's notes above are from George Pratt via James Gurney. He found these nuggets in the library when he was a student at Pratt Institute.

     

    This is about portraits but I guess it could apply to other things.

    Could we have two items?  Plus a cloth?   I think that would make for a more interesting painting especially if you want reflections.
    Martin_J_CraneSummerBOB73ForgivenessJulianna
  • Re: Painted Christ for my Grandfather This Christmas

    Wow, really nice work @ackerman.  Your grandfather will love it.
    ackerman
  • Re: HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TO FORUM FRIENDS

    Every year I put one of my paintings from that year on my Christmas card.  It isn't always a winter scene but my family doesn't seem to mind.  This is a crummy cell phone picture  but just want to say Merry Christmas to all my old and new friends on the forum.

    Flatty[Deleted User]rautchetanSummerBoudiccaMikeDerbytassieguyForgivenessIrishcajunBOB73
  • International Artist Magazine Oct/Nov

    I don't think this has been posted yet.  Our Esther is a finalist in the Florals & Botanicals for the International Artist Magazine.  I just happened to be in the book store today and flipped through the magazine and saw her entry.  It's fantastic.  Awesome Girl!
    michalisFlattyForgivenessanweshaMoeyMichele
  • Re: Portrait Challenge Voting Closed - Congrats ERG!

    Congratulations @Erg,@Roxy,@Moksart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Moksarterg