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Postby nigelartist » Sat May 07, 2011 2:43 pm

With many thanks to Joe, Erika and John and their motivational tips I have managed to commence work on this oil.

The rough underdrawing has been done for some time but today I managed to make an initial start on the sky.

The middleground is a city outline and the foreground is water.

I really enjoyed myself even though it did feel a little strange!

Thanks again for your help.
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Postby BYart » Sat May 07, 2011 2:51 pm

Loving that sky, Nigel! looking great thus far!
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Postby nigelartist » Sat May 07, 2011 2:54 pm

BYart wrote:Loving that sky, Nigel! looking great thus far!



Thanks for your very kind words Barb and for replying so quickly!!!
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat May 07, 2011 7:33 pm

Some times we can see a work completed at the start. And we know it will be a great one.
I get that feeling about this one. Keep working.
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The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Postby nigelartist » Sun May 08, 2011 3:40 am

johnwalkeasy wrote:Some times we can see a work completed at the start. And we know it will be a great one.
I get that feeling about this one. Keep working.


Many thanks for your inspiring words John.

God bless you and your work.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Sun May 08, 2011 8:47 pm

Awesome start, Nigel! You'll be fine with this one I'm sure.
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Postby krysta11 » Mon May 09, 2011 5:53 am

Hello Nigel,

I can see a lot of changes in your art and in your personality.
I always knew Nigel, that you are very creative, good person.
I love your art Nigel and always liked your comments on my paintings
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Postby nigelartist » Mon May 09, 2011 8:38 am

Erika Takacs wrote:Awesome start, Nigel! You'll be fine with this one I'm sure.


Thanks very much Erika for you reassurance. Very kind.
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Postby nigelartist » Mon May 09, 2011 9:17 am

krysta11 wrote:Hello Nigel,

I can see a lot of changes in your art and in your personality.
I always knew Nigel, that you are very creative, good person.
I love your art Nigel and always liked your comments on my paintings
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Many thanks Krysta...very kind words.

The last few years have been tough, personally, and my health has suffered which has affected my painting. This year has been much better.

I have come to appreciate that this wonderful site of Joe's has
ought people from around the world to not just talk about art but to become good friends and to inspire and encourage each other.

I have a smile on my face and feel quite moved by the 'togetherness' of the people on this site.

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Postby nigelartist » Mon May 09, 2011 11:05 am

I need to resist the urge to rush this artwork.

Need to calm down!
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Postby nigelartist » Tue May 10, 2011 1:24 pm

More work done to sky.

Slow progress as the sky has a lot of different colours and shades.

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Postby nigelartist » Thu May 12, 2011 5:52 am

Sky nearly complete. Trickier than I thought.

Fell as if I'm rushing to complete it. Any tips on calming/slowing down one's urge to reach completion? Don't want to spoil it by being impatient.
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Postby nigelartist » Sat May 21, 2011 8:42 am

More work done on sky.
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Postby johnbriner » Mon May 23, 2011 2:30 am

This one's progressing really good, Nigel. I love the combination of colors as it is truly lively. Take your time working on this piece so that it will turn out well and for you to be able to capture the emotion that you wish your art would portray.
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Postby nigelartist » Mon May 23, 2011 4:38 pm

john
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This one's progressing really good, Nigel. I love the combination of colors as it is truly lively. Take your time working on this piece so that it will turn out well and for you to be able to capture the emotion that you wish your art would portray.


Thanks for the advice John.

There are so many subtle colour changes in the sky which make it tricky. It has certainly slowed me down!

It is certainly testing my patience!!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue May 24, 2011 8:52 pm

Fire in the sky! This is progressing extremely well, Nigel! Slowing down seem to be working for you right now, the colours are very emotional and beautiful.
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Postby nigelartist » Thu May 26, 2011 3:46 pm

Erika Takacs wrote:Fire in the sky! This is progressing extremely well, Nigel! Slowing down seem to be working for you right now, the colours are very emotional and beautiful.


Thanks very much Erika.

Still more work to be done on the sky. Not happy yet.
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Postby oilpainter2247 » Sun May 29, 2011 8:44 pm

nice work so far on this one will be back :>)
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Postby nigelartist » Mon May 30, 2011 9:49 am

oilpainter2247 wrote:nice work so far on this one will be back :>)


Many thanks for the kind words.
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