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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-06-08 02:51 am   Permalink

very nicely done.. I like it just the way it is. theres enough going on in the foliage and rocks, with moss, leaf details, etc. I stil wanna go there. I think its got a real vintage feel to it too. Dawn
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bgizzy
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Joined: Apr 14, 2008
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From: Tallahassee, FL
Posted: 2008-06-08 7:22 pm   Permalink

Great painting. I just want to dive in!

 
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octopussy
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Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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Posted: 2008-06-09 1:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks MadDogMike and Mr. Gambino,
I enjoy painting the human figure in it's natural form (Not that I enjoy the half naked wahine's like you guys do!)but ... I live in the wrong place - to mid west here so I'm glad you guys don't mind them somewhat clothed.

Thanks Dawn and bgizzy, I visit there in my mind. I think it's my new happy place!

thanks for looking

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Blowfish
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From: Hula-ifornia
Posted: 2008-06-09 2:10 pm   Permalink

Nice! Please send that to my home address immediately!

 
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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-06-10 04:47 am   Permalink

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Nice! Please send that to my home address immediately!



Hehe, thanks, well hubby would be a bit miffed! You'll need to sort it out with him.


 
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octopussy
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Joined: Mar 30, 2007
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Posted: 2008-07-23 06:34 am   Permalink

Here goes another try. This time she'll have a face and two hands! And yes GMAN there are bobbies...

Here's the sketch of the mermaid. I couldn't find any reference photos so I grabbed an art model book and some imagination and went to work.


Here's the start with the oil paints and the next few stops along the way. And yes I know your not supposed to put things on corals cause it can kill them - I'll let the mermaid know next time I see her -or maybe I'll paint a nice grassy spot around the treasure chest...







 
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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-07-25 7:37 pm   Permalink

I got some more time to work on her today.

I'm planning on doing a wash over her skin either of blue or purple - haven't decided yet - any suggestions? I also got some corals in and worked on the octopus. Now I get to wait again for the oil to dry...



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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2008-07-25 8:58 pm   Permalink

Great composition on the waterfall painting. I think blue wash over the mermaid, perhaps to simulate reflected water would be cool.

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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-07-26 06:41 am   Permalink

Thanks TikiMango, with any luck she'll turn a bit blue today...in a good way I hope.

O


 
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tyger jymmy
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Joined: Apr 14, 2003
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From: califorina
Posted: 2008-07-26 2:19 pm   Permalink

Love your Mermaid very kool , im workin on a Life size one right now . KEEP ROCKIN.

 
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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-07-27 6:18 pm   Permalink

Hey Tyger Jymmy, thanks. Just checked out some of your kool stuff too - awesome. Have you posted your mermaid?

Here's the newest update. I'm still working on her hands and started on her face, worked on the torso some more so I'll have to wait till it's dry to add a tint. I'm liking the octopus so I think it's done. And I keep messing with the coral.



thanks for looking
O

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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-07-31 06:11 am   Permalink

and the next update:

and a close up of her face:


 
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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-09-19 06:26 am   Permalink

Took a little time on other projects but now she's finished.



C & C welcome.


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-09-19 07:13 am   Permalink

This one's been hiding for a while. I like the tentacle wrapped around the finger, almost like Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel. The coral turned out great and the shadows on the octopus head. Decided not to go with scales on the mermaid body?
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octopussy
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Posted: 2008-09-24 06:44 am   Permalink

Thanks Mad Dog, good old Michelangelo would probably roll over in his grave... he he. She does have scales you just can't see them from where your at, you have to get very very close...
actually the scales weren't coming out right then I realized if you saw a fish from that distance you probably wouldn't see the scales either.

thanks for looking!

O


 
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