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December 30th, 2007


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05:04 pm - Picture of the painting
Because Illious asked for it, here is a picture of the painting I finished. It's not the best of pictures, but it gives you an idea of what I did. The picture is of the largest waterfall in the Lower Penninsula of Michigan. It's called Akiak, or something like that. It's an Indian name.

Here it is
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From:squirejoe
Date:December 30th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I cant get to the image....
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From:uberrod
Date:December 30th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
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I forgot to upload it to my webpage. Then I didn't upload it to the images folder. It's working now.
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From:squirejoe
Date:December 30th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
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That is really cool!

Mucho thanks for sharing!!
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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
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You are welcome.
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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:acousticdryad
Date:December 30th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Wow that's gorgeous Rod :) I had no idea you were so talented!
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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I had a hard time with this painting for some reason. It was emotionally draining and the paint wouldn't work right. That's why it's taken me 10-11 years to finish it.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:December 30th, 2007 11:19 pm (UTC)
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That's beautiful!

What type of paint did you use?
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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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I used acrylic on canvas.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:December 31st, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
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That explains the problems you had with the paint. Oils are *much* better for depth & color & just about everything when it comes to paint (except ease of use). Acrylics like to flatten everything out.

However, the fact that you did get some really nice depth to your painting with the acrylics makes me even more impressed. Good work!

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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)
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I've used acrylics since high school. The problem wasn't the paint, it was something else. I've never had this much trouble with a painting. It was like I'd lost my skill or something. This painting should have taken a week or two to finish.

The trees and the waterfall were ok, but the rocks were the biggest pain in the butt. I couldn't get the color right, and when I found the right paint, I couldn't work the paint. It was very frustrating. I'm still not completely satisfied, but I have done as much as I can on it and must call it finished.

I'm going to see this painting like a plateau when exercising. Now that it is finished, I'm hoping to expand my skills.
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From:singingwren
Date:December 30th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Oh my gods it looks so real! You are so talented, Rod! <3
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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I try for a photorealistic look. My goal as an artist is for it to look like a photograph.

Keep in mind that the photo didn't come out very well. The painting actually looks a lot better than this.

Edited at 2007-12-31 02:11 am (UTC)
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From:triskele
Date:December 30th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
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:::applause::: Did you work from a photo?
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From:uberrod
Date:December 31st, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
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Yes, I did work from a photo, as I normally do.
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From:romandruid
Date:December 31st, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
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Bravo! It's lovely!
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From:road_trip_judi
Date:January 2nd, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
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Wow! That's really good. I had no idea you painted!

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