16 February 2017

Fox

A break from decorating. So where did I go? To my painting class of course! But the painting class doesn't cover matt emulsion or the best way to use paint rollers. No. It's about Art with a big "A".

This was the last of six sessions. I am pleased to say that the class has given me a boost and I suspect and hope  I will continue with the pastime in a solitary fashion. It has been a case of rediscovering my mojo.

Meike in Ludwigsburg, Germany asked if I might make a picture of a fox for her so this evening I took along a photo of the old fox that used to come in our garden. We called him Fred Fox and this is the photograph I decided to base my painting upon:-
Working on coloured paper, this is the version of Fred Fox that I created after two hours at the final Art class. Perhaps Meike will like it but if she doesn't I will try to make her a different fox painting.

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  1. Nicely done, Mr. Pudding!

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  2. Dare I say it, but that truly looks like a "work of art" to me, Mr Pud.

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  3. That's a good one. I hope Meike likes it.

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    1. So do I - she is not easily pleased.

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  4. I think she'll like it. It's very pretty! Lucky Meike...I'm a tiny bit jealous! :)

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    1. Some way off in the future I might make you a picture too Jennifer.

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    2. I would love that. I really would! And like Meike, I would pay you for it, as well as the cost of shipping it to me. ❤ Something with birds (maybe the pheasant?) would be perfect!

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    3. That would be wonderful!!

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  5. Bravo! A great Fred fox likeness. If Meike doesn't like that she is hard to please.....

    Alphie

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  6. You did yourself and dear old Fred proud, Yorkie. Basil Brush will be very jealous! :)

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    1. Coming from a decent amateur artist like you - I appreciate the affirmation Lee.

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  7. How talented and kind you are YP...well done.

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  8. Neil!!! This is beautiful, wonderful, brilliant - I love it! Now let's negotiate terms & conditions per email.
    I am already thinking about the best place for it in my flat.

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    1. Your idea of a fox painting may not have been like this one. If you prefer I will be happy to have a go at a fox with a body - not just a head. See you in e-mail.

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    2. Meike, I think it would "go" perfectly in your newly painted flat! You'll have to post photos of it hanging on your wall!

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  9. Excellent YP, Meike says it all.
    How sad that your classes have come to an end. Although painting is a solitary thing, it's often good to have the company, and input, of others. Do keep up the good work. You've got the longer days ahead, as you stride out into the countryside, camera at the ready. Your sketch book, pencils, water and cheese sandwiches safely stowed in your knapsack on your back....
    (now I wonder if anyone's going "val de re, val de ra !)

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    1. I wonder what "Val de re, val de ra!" means. I'm thinking "Get off the path cos the happy wanderer's coming through!"

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  10. Very nice. Do you watch BBC's British Painting Challenge? I find it fascinating how different (amateur) artists approach each challenge.

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    1. I have never seen it Sue. When is it on?

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    2. BBC1 6.00 p.m. on Sunday.

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  11. You are seriously good. Love the fox.....and the previous art work you have shown. Not sure if I said!

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    1. And you are very kind Frances. Thanks.

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  12. Wow. Roll over Renoir, Constable, Van Gogh, Manet, Rubens, Titian etc etc. You are good!

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    1. I wasn't sure or confident how the picture would turn out but in the end I was happy with it.

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  13. Bloody brill painting YP.
    Further to Sue's comment, you should really enjoy the British Painting Challenge, I enjoy it and I'm not into painting.

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    1. Okay I will try to catch in Derek. Thanks for the endorsement.

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  14. Good job, my friend. Looks like Fred has been reincarnated! Even tho your painting class has ended, there are so many teachers online and on youtube. I particularly enjoy Andy Geeson from Britain and Angela Fehr from Dawson Creek, British Colombia. But there are many others.

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    1. Hi Sis... I rather think that the best teacher that would-be artists should call upon is themselves. Practice may not make perfect but it can make one's work a damn sight better.

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  15. I am impressed. Poetry and painting. To those that have......

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    1. To those that have... send a fat cheque... please!

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