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Amateur Art Night

This is a discussion on Amateur Art Night within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Well, I wanted to try oil painting when I retired, so I started in February ...

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    Well, I wanted to try oil painting when I retired, so I started in February and I'm having so much fun! Here are some orchids that grew out of my paintbrush. Maybe I need to find some better trained brushes!
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    PPS - pardon my studio - it's a mess

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    BRAVO, Tami! Those are wonderful. You have an amazing talent! Keep painting!!!

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    Wow--those are beautiful. I should commission you to paint some for my house--we currently have lots of empty walls. (ALthough I think orchid paintings on the will might just drive my husband over the edge--a big ol' greenhouse attached to the house is about all he can handle. )

    Your paintings are beautiful.

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    Well done Tami! That third pic of a Paph is fantastic

    seriously though, I love the vibrancy of the paintings... the flowers look so 3D!

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    Tami, I don't think you need any pointers. They are truly beautiful.!

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    You have great command of the form and color. You must have been painting before? Or at least drawing and using other media?

    I have no pointers to offer, because you are off to such a roaring start. Are you using classes or books as a guide? Local art league, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm View Post
    You have great command of the form and color. You must have been painting before? Or at least drawing and using other media?

    I have no pointers to offer, because you are off to such a roaring start. Are you using classes or books as a guide? Local art league, etc?
    Oh my, thanks, ya'll/ you're very kind! I've taken 4 one day classes and watched some painters on TV so far. Long way to go but having fun. And, no, haven't painted or drawn since I was 10 or 12. Did they have paper and paint back then??? I seem to remember using mud.......

    Tim, that third painting may be a paph :P!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    Wow--those are beautiful. I should commission you to paint some for my house--we currently have lots of empty walls. (ALthough I think orchid paintings on the will might just drive my husband over the edge--a big ol' greenhouse attached to the house is about all he can handle. )

    Your paintings are beautiful.

    Thanks, Sadie! I'd love to have your wonderful greenhouse and your gorgeous selection of 'chids. Hey! Bring your orchids in when they are blooming! Decorate the house AND drive hubby crazy heehehehehehehe

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    Well done Tami, you are very gifted. Your paintings are much "stronger" than the usual soft pastelly flower paintings that I have seen and I like that, your paintings have a lot of personality!

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    they look so realistic! nice detail work

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