2019 Art Thread

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by Archimage, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

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  2. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    Seems I misspelled the title, and unable to edit it.
  3. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Thread tools -> edit title
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  4. Archimage

    Archimage Kat Knapper

    Thank you!
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  5. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    A couple of 'day off doodles'. First from Cascais (fancy coastal town close to Lisbon). There will be more about the train ride from Lisbon to Cascais on my blog within coming weeks, because it is a fabulous 40 Minutes. Passes through the supposed new hip barrios of Alcantara and Alges also.


    A manipulated camphone shot of the funky monster building - home to Christies auctions.


    A sketch and photo from local park today. Have been warming up for work.


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  6. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    That Brutalist beautiful thing is right on the edge of Cascais - picturesque little seaside town. The next glorious delight is the casino at Estoril. Hundreds of years worth of beautiful imaginations before. Anyone who enjoys architecture needs to visit soon. It is the unnoticed residential stuff that works for me. The grandeur (old and new) is great, but the thousands of coastal retreats are just brilliant.
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  7. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    Another Two today (A4 on watercolour paper).



    Nice contrast between nature and man-made. Wonder how the architect and garden designer imagined things would be. The garden was redesigned. Not sure why.

    The oak is a Spanish oak. Not to be confused witn Portuguese, or Cork oak which also grow locally. The richest man in Portugal died last year. His fortune came from cork. It is now safe in the hands of *Rhodesian banks. How safe would that be?

    --// *Mozambique banks apparently. Not that it matters to me. Just thought it was worth correcting.
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  8. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    Bit fresh to be sat still working on the streets, so I have been half completing sketches on-site to complete in the warm with a mug of hot chocolate. I will post a finished Sao Paulo as and when.

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  9. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral. R.I.P.

    Another from my local park.

    I was down yesterday. Back up enough to do gentle work. Actual sketching, or painting, whatever accounts for possibly less than 10% of my time and effort. The real work is much more difficult. People just don't see it. They never will. So, you have to focus your value on your art, and your art only.

    I am about to move up another level. Or, at least move up during this year. Lisbon is the right place to start right now. And, I am stuck here anyway :D
  10. FabricLiveBaby!

    FabricLiveBaby! Live Baby Fabric!

    Still continuing my art journey into watercolours. I practise nowhere near enough (maybe five a year - lol).

    In my illness I managed to finish one postcard of a krakow flower shop which I started in the autumn, and a study of an avocado (wet on wet exercise). I ended up really overworking the paper. :(



    I've decided to venture into portraits. So far I'm. Not too unhappy.

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  11. FabricLiveBaby!

    FabricLiveBaby! Live Baby Fabric!

    I finished it..

    It's the first painting Ive done I'm pleased with.

    Finally feel like I'm getting there! IMG_20190210_174444.jpg
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  12. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    That's excellent. Who is she?
  13. FabricLiveBaby!

    FabricLiveBaby! Live Baby Fabric!

    :) thanks.

    It's just a random portrait I found on the webs. She looks a little older in my picture.. Still not sure why.

    I really liked her expression. Oozing confidence. girl-835057_1920.jpg
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  14. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    It's a great photo, and a great painting.
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  15. Ladystardust

    Ladystardust New Member

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