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Hello from Tennessee

Postby JanieFox » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:16 pm

I'm a new member and am enjoying the site, so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Janie Fox and two months ago at 57 years old, I began painting portraits in oils. I entered three of my portraits in the monthly contest.

My current work in progress is of a husband and wife commissioned for a memorial gift. I've only been working on it for a week so it is still rough.
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Re: Hello from Tennessee

Postby Singular » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:07 pm

Hi Janie,

Welcome to ASC. It's nice to meet you. Glad you are enjoying the site and hope to see you around more.

all the best,
Joe
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Re: Hello from Tennessee

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:31 pm

Very nice work for a 'first'. Welcome, Janie and I can't wait to see the finished. Thank You, E
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Re: Hello from Tennessee

Postby JanieFox » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:43 pm

Thanks Joe and E. I'm very happy to have found a community of artists!
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Re: Hello from Tennessee

Postby lesliehansel » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:16 pm

Welcome to ASC and portrait painting. I think some of the best advice I got when I first started was from a song: " The grates weren't great because at birth they could paint, the greats were great because they painted a lot". The more you do the better you get and your best lessons will come from your biggest failure.
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Re: Hello from Tennessee

Postby JanieFox » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:50 pm

Thanks Leslie. Painting a lot is exactly what I've been doing. I knew absolutely nothing about oil painting when I started, but have learned enough by watch videos to complete eight portrait paintings in two months, including a dog and a cat.

My kids surprised me on Mother's Day with a gift card for oil painting techniques classes at the local art museum, along with a very nice wooden artist easel, oil paints, supplies and books. :)
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