Wednesday, March 14, 2012

PPF & SS - Photos! From first one to a day ago, minus one

Here I am simply seeking to post the pictures representing all that are finished, or in the process of finishing - all save one which for some reason I forgot to photograph - and the one I finished today. I may write a brief note re. each one but mostly will just let it all speak for itself. Will also set up a Flickr account at some pt.

Am linking this to Paint Party Friday & Sunday Sketches as an encyclopaedic view of all I've been working on since Feb 24th :D I fell off the face of the earth during this process but now will strive to get into the swing of things again! And everyone please go check out all these awesome artists' work...



Fishermen at Sea - exhibited 1796 - this was the very first painting I worked on for this project, back on Feb 24th. As it would have just sucked had I slacked on not making it an indirect painting (like God meant it to be ha ha) I went ahead and did it. What this meant is that due to drying times and other considerations, the thing didnt finish till 3 days ago. Yay! finished now.



Second one ever done, "Morning Amongst Coniston Falls", exh. 1798. I was not entirely happy with it., but I reserve the right to rework it later. Photo's not too brilliant either, but it has potential.
















Buttermere Lake - Exhibited 1798 - I am sad to say the wood might be splitting! will have to fix this. Still, enjoyed working on this nice slab of wood. This one was created on FEb 26th.





Aeneas and the Sybil - c. 1798 - colours look different :D This one was on Feb 27th - it was a lot of fun.

There's an image I neglected to photo for some reason - it was called "View on Clapham Common", and quite a enjoyable small fun one - soon I will photo it again. Meanwhile can be seen here in bad webcam photo.



Shipwreck - exh. 1805 - This was the photogenic representative throughout this journey! The first one I ever did back in summer of 2011. I have since learned this piece actually measures over 8 feet by 5 feet. Needless to say this one's far smaller!


Goddess of Discourse Choosing the Apple of Contention in the Garden of the Hesperides - c. 1806. Quite a mouthful, I know. This one originally was based on and inspired by Titian and other masters. in general composition, figure styles, and coloring. I am building a grisaille base - before the color. Am significantly further along now, as can be seen in another photo somewhere






Spithead: Boat's Crew Recovering an Anchor - exh 1808 - this is the 3rd one I ever made, also sometime last summer - here's another painting that was essentially bigger than me in every direction!








A Country Blacksmith disputing the Price of Iron - exh. 1807 - I find this an interesting painting, due to the intriguing social political notion behind it. I am undertaking the same process as with "discord" but obviously far behind







Barge on the River - c. 1806 - 7 - one of many sketches of the Thames area - many layers of linseed oil







Washing Sheep - c. 1806 - 7 - I really enjoyed making this. Second of a series of in-place sketches he made









Willows Beside a Stream - c. 1806 - 7 - thought this sketch would do well on this very distressed piece of wood!







Goring Mill & Church - c. 1806 - 07 - another sketch. More finished though










London - I had occasion to write about this one earlier


"Where burthen’d Thames reflect the crowded sail
Commercial care and busy toil prevail
Whoese murky veil, aspiring to the skies
Obscures thy beauty, and thy form denies
Save where thy spires pierce the doubtful air
As gleams of hope amidst a world of care"

(Words by Turner - from the display caption February 2010)








Shipping at the Mouth of the Thames - wrote about this one as well. c. 1806 - 07










Fishing upon the Blythe-Sand, Tide Setting In - exhibited 1809

I also had something to write about this one earlier.








Mahogany on wood series - these are four of a mini series Turner made on mahogany. I unfortunately did not realize that he'd painted these on a wood coloured ground as opposed to white, so I sought to amend this by giving all a dark undercoat of burnt umber.

From top to bottom:
The Thames Near Walton Bridges - c. 1807

Windsor Castle from Salt Hill - c. 1807

Godalming from the South - c. 1807

Treetops & Sky - c. 1807







Ploughing Turnips Near Slough - exh, 1809 - this is another one I love - the idea of turnip pickers - such a nice idea. Begun committed to finishing it - did the sky, begun the scene - but I gave in to the idea of making another indeirect painting. Will probably have to wait another week for it is what that means.












Battle of Trafalgar - exh. 1806 - reworked 1808 - this one is one I was sort of putting off because I guess it is my fave :D didn't want to kill it. Am probably 80% done - planning on finishing in the next few hours


That is all for now! Some of them are farther along than shown, one is missing, etc. In any event, wanted to show folks where I am in the process.

Am looking forward to some very difficult, challenging paintings, and some that will be unfinishable in a day. If I can have 4 working at once, however, it will still be 'being caught up'.

Please leave a comment if you've come this far - could not have done it without you if you're reading this now! Have a great week everyone...

43 comments:

  1. What amazing perseverance you have-the talent goes without saying. The updates are so fun and amazing. Keep up the good work and the cats say hi.
    Renee

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    1. thanks Renee! say hi right back to them cats for me ;)

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  2. This is so inspiring. I've known you had this sort of talent roiling just below the surface of ugh ;). I am so happy to see it spilling forth.

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    1. yay Lashae! it's tough at times! were it not for Jimbo policing the situation I might be tempted to fall behind!!! let us talk sometime

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  3. These are wonderful! Congratulations on your progress. Keep up the good work.

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  4. beautiful reproductions! You're very talented.

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    1. thanks Christine! I appreciate the vote of confindence ;)

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  5. just fabulous ! amazing and wonderful
    God has given you a great talent

    -KAT-

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    1. thank you Kat! what a nice thing to say!

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  6. Wonderfully done ~ all them ~~ thanks namaste, Carol ^_^

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  7. wow you have done a fantastic amount of paintings and they are truly wonderful. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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    1. thanks Netty! it's been a crazy amount of work. good weekend to you too!

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  8. Very original used tree trunks to create art, beautiful!. Pity that the pictures are not more large to appreciate it better. Saludos

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    1. gracias :D sorry to know about the pictures - will have to do something about that, such as a Flickr account - that might be better.

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  9. Hi Alicia, I'm enjoying your updates and I'm glad I got involved. Regards

    Ken

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    1. Thanks so much Ken! Glad you are enjoying the updates! now...... off to paint now :D

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  10. Your textures and details and colors, wonderful!!!

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    1. thanks, Peggy! I try to follow in his stead a lot of the time

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  11. Congratulations! What accomplishments!
    Love seeing the body of work together in one post.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Awesome project, great results so far! Really impressive considering how challenging this must be. Great job!

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    1. boy, you have no idea LOL! A lot going on...

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  13. wow what a great project - so neat! Thank you for sharing with us...i like your blog background, too!

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    1. thanks Heather! this is a pretty cool template which allows you to customize the background image

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  14. Wow! What an impressive body of work. Awesome brush strokes, so fluid. Wonderful colour blending and very original canvases.

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    1. thanks Paula! good that so much can be seen even with small photos

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  15. such amazing pieces, i love how you are painting on organic shapes, it seems so perfect for your scenes and expressive style.

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    1. THANKS, Tammie! we can thank dear Jimbo for the shapes idea & execution :D

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  16. Wow Alicia!!! What an incredible job you have done so far!! Just awesome.

    You're be done in no time at this rate!

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    1. yes, how's bout 70 days? LMAO... thanks :D

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  17. Wow, some great artwork here. Love your fishermen at sea. :) Thank you for joining us, too, and do hope you return. :)

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    1. Thanks Sophia! it's much more fun doing ANYTHING with you guys around :D

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  18. Oh My!What an artist you are.Thank you for visiting Me.I'm also going to peek at your other blog.This work is so beautiful.Denise

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  19. Days of work, heartfelt, passion.. Fantastic

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    1. thanks Lenora I love this- it could be a poem! it sort of is...

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  20. Wow, what a super bunch of awesomeness! Wonderful!

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  21. These are really wonderful Alicia. I am totally blown away by the first one, how your painting the wood created such an expressive piece. These are really fantastic!

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    1. thanks so much Jehanne! I like the first one the best too :D glazing technique can be so exciting once its done

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  22. Alicia, I am glad to find you!Your paintings is so beautiful!!!I want to inform you that you can select the option to Translate my blog, there is a list for you to choose your language for translation (for example English) in the upper - right corner of my blog! It's easy, you can use it and my blog will be translated in a very short time so you can understand my posts too! Thank you for your kind comments! Lots of love from Greece my friends!"Kisses from Greece.

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