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Terri

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Yayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks beautiful! A lovely gallery and they did a great job with the installation. Your work looks fabulous on those walls! ❤️

Congrats!!!
 

Marc

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Let me see if I feel anything about this show. I think, I think I can detect something..............reach deep inside..........breath in, breath out. Ah, yes there it is. Jealousy!
 

Artyczar

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Thank you Terri! I appreciate it. The installation was a collaborative effort. I was there all day.

Marc, don't be jealous. It's not as fabulous as it looks from the outside. You know...pictures can be deceiving.
 

joe1It

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RW, Wonderful start, Marc, nice job.I like it, fantastic setting, it reminds me of movies and comics that I liked. Ayin, you did an amazing job, beautiful works
 

Marc

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Funny how you can get this far into a picture and only then realize it's filled with bottoms. Not sure if I want to show reflections in the pool. On one hand, No, but is that because I don't think it would work? or because I'll find it hard to do? The helmet's going to change, but not sure how. And maybe the cloud shapes on the left.
 

Desforges

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Wow! Ayin!
Beautiful!
Love, love your theme and colours on those white walls. So luminous.
Good luck! ❤️
Was that black tree painted on the wall?
 

oldtimer

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Can you paint acrylic over oil? Yes but you need to seal the oil paint first. I like to paint large and I like to use ornate frames. But I don't like to pay $$$ for these items. So I haunt yard sales and thrift stores for these items - used and cheap. Remember the craze for SOFA ART? They were cheap oil paintings on canvas but with relatively good supports. But how to deal with the oil paints? I use Zinnser Bulls Eye Semi-Gloss Clear Water-Based Shellac Finish and Sealer. It's available in a spray or in a can. I only use one coat. It dries very quickly. Ready to paint over in about an hour.
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Marc

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Picture feels a bit too poise for the book cover. I mean, I knew that when I started, but I've realized I like my pictures to be more of a captured still of a moment or film. Not happy with my clouds. Already said that, but may or may not now change them completely.

Actually something I might now do with my paintings in general is make two identical pictures at the start. Then when I get different ideas, one can go off in a different direction, but also keep the original track.
 

ZenDruid

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Picture feels a bit too poise for the book cover. I mean, I knew that when I started, but I've realized I like my pictures to be more of a captured still of a moment or film. Not happy with my clouds. Already said that, but may or may not now change them completely.
You didn't ask but sort of suggested a question: In my opinion, the clouds look too dark, like something growing out of the ground. Maybe lighten them with tones of reflected sunlight, internal fire, etc.
 

Artyczar

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Marc, what do you think of getting some contrast in there? That's really the only thing I see that could use improvement.
 

Artyczar

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oldtimer, I see what you're saying about sealing the oil paint first, but I wouldn't trust that one spray coat would do that. I would think it would need multiple coats with sanding between, but I guess I'm a perfectionist? I also probably wouldn't do this in the first place. I only use this Universal Sealer for wood panels.
 

Marc

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Back when linen was like the price of woven gold and people still only used animal hide glues I heard of people soaking old painting in water for a day or so and then carefully sloughing the whole surface off with a large scraper.
 
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