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Artistically, what would you most like to acheive in 2015?

 Taking part in an exhibition
 Entering a painting competition
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Mirror, Mirror on the wall, show me where i've gone wrong

23 Oct 2011 16:36
Updated 23 Oct 2011 16:38

Portraits: Thanks to Carole Massey, the use of a mirror is a good way of showing jaw line faults in a portrait. It only takes a tweak to make a difference, and it can take a while, to get it right. As an example,I post this portrait, the lhs jaw was the main problem area.

Posted by JAMES A DEAL

Artists I Admire

03 Jul 2010 18:44
Updated 04 Jul 2010 08:55

Harley Broiwn American Pastel Artist Writes & displays regularly in the International Artist Magazine. His use of colour in his patntings is frantastic.

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08 Mar 2010 16:15
Updated 08 Mar 2010 16:16

Ths is the painting

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My Mervyn Peake Entries 2010

08 Mar 2010 15:59
Updated 08 Mar 2010 16:00

My entries this ettesyear are a photo "Silhouettes" and a Sea, Mountain, Sunset painting entitled "Facing the Sunset" (silent g). The reason for the latter is that my Wife Muriel pointed out , the mountains looked like a face, this was not planned, but lo and bnehold there it was! As the buzzword is Creativety, I nthought why not, so instead of sending Lindisfarne Castle,which I likeI have sent "FACE".

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Mervyn Peake Awards 2010

22 Feb 2010 21:24
Updated 22 Feb 2010 21:26

This is another possible entry for the comp. Lindisfarne Castle (I think) Comments are invited.
This Comp is run by The Parkinsons Disease Society, in Memory of of Mervyn Peake, Artist and Author

Posted by JAMES A DEAL

Snowed in

07 Jan 2010 15:21
Updated 07 Jan 2010 15:24

This is the current view of the back garden Thursday 6 Dec 2010.
To all those enjoying better weather, you lucky people. Current lowest temp in UK -20 C
Garden statue in his winter coat.

Posted by JAMES A DEAL

Happy New Year

03 Jan 2010 11:13
Updated 03 Jan 2010 11:14

Happy New Year to All at POL. Well what a winter, it has not been like this since 1947, when I ws 14, ( giving my age away.). Snow has been down for nearly 3 weeks, Pavements are treacherous. Been out once on Christmas Day. Roll on Spring.

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Mervyn Peake Entries 2010

19 Nov 2009 17:02
Updated 22 Feb 2010 21:37

This is the 2ndof the 3 possible paintings to choose from.

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Mervyn Peake Entries 2010

18 Nov 2009 14:21
Updated 18 Nov 2009 14:25

"2nd Photo

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MERVYN PEAKE Entries 2010

17 Nov 2009 16:01
Updated 17 Nov 2009 16:04

I'm going to post 3 Photos and 3 Paintings for your consideration. Here is the first photo. Regards JAMES

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Mervyn Peake Awards 2010

12 Nov 2009 11:00
Updated 12 Nov 2009 11:09

The Parkinsons Disease Society have an annual event which includes poetry, photo, and paintings.I have enterd for the last two years and managed to get one of my works displayed at Liverpool. I am going to have another go this year. with a photo and painting. When I have decided what to enter I would be delightd to receive your comments good or bad . James

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The Doge after Giovanni BELLINI Finished

31 Oct 2009 11:48
Updated 02 Nov 2009 13:15

Corrected Spelling

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Doge Leonardo Loredon after Giovanni Bellini

30 Oct 2009 14:49
Updated 31 Oct 2009 11:39

Having a go at copying n OLD MASTERS WORK , the Venitian DOGE Leonardo Loredon. said to havebeen painted in 1541.

Posted by JAMES A DEAL

Copy Right

26 Oct 2009 16:18
Updated 26 Oct 2009 16:43

The Leisure Painter contacted Terry Harrison for me and he replied to me a few days ago and very kindly gave me permission to add my version of his demo pic to my Galllery and asked me to give him a mention. James

Posted by JAMES A DEAL


21 Oct 2009 16:15
Updated 21 Oct 2009 17:38

Well thats it, loaded all my old works, at last. Now for a rest, I'll give the shed a clean out, Then sit and admirel as many of your paintings as I can. Comments on mine are welcome whether they be critical or not. if so inclined you can see my work at http://www.painters-online.co.uk/gallery/albumlist.asp?user=10589
Portraits 33
Seascapes 7
Still L:ife 8
Birds 3
Animals 15
Regards to you all JaMES

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Baby Joel

05 Oct 2009 15:40
Updated 05 Oct 2009 15:46

Daughter in Law was thrilled with the Framed Painting of JOEL.
Thanks again for your comments

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James A Deal Gallery

30 Sep 2009 12:08

With thanks to Phil Kendall
The Link below will get you to my Gallery:

Copy & Paste in your Browser

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29 Sep 2009 10:34
Updated 29 Sep 2009 10:35

Thank you all for your help. JAMES

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28 Sep 2009 17:21

When I deleted, (accidently!), my portraits file I lost all the coomments. Though they still appear in my Email in basket. Is there an easy way to get them back.
Is" store "now defunct ?

Posted by JAMES A DEAL

Baby Joel

27 Sep 2009 21:20
Updated 28 Sep 2009 10:48

Spent most of the afternoon, redoing the picture and put it in my Gallery"James A Deal".. Have deleted the previous version
Comments would be appreciated. Regards JAD

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Baby Joel

25 Sep 2009 11:11
Updated 25 Sep 2009 11:13

I'm a bit nervous about this one, the first work i have done for someone I don't know well. Comments are welcome. JAD

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3D Effect

22 Sep 2009 16:48
Updated 23 Sep 2009 09:35

Lacking inspiration I was doodling, in Pastel,with a copy of a dogs head, trying different colour backgrounds. The last one tried was RED, all of a sudden the RED took a step backwards and the dogs head appeared unconnected from the background. Hope this picture shows the effect.
Dog from Fiona Peart Project Page 16 Leisure Painter APril 2009

James A Deal

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17 Sep 2009 16:07

My apologies I entered the Leisure Painter copy..Have now rectified my error.

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15 Sep 2009 21:32
Updated 15 Sep 2009 23:57

I have just put a question to Leisure Painter regarding copyight on Acrylic Demonstration by Terry Harrison Oct 09 issue. AS I have just finished a copy in Galeria Acrylic.

Posted by JAMES A DEAL


11 Sep 2009 10:56
Updated 26 Sep 2009 22:30


Consists of the following:

31- Portraits
6 - Seascapes
\0- Landscapes
8 - Still Life
13 - Animals
3 - Birds feathered kind
Feel free to comment.

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11 Sep 2009 10:30
Updated 11 Sep 2009 10:31

Patsy: I was referring to recovery of my Portraits !. Thanks for the welcome back. You must have missed my latest works.

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10 Sep 2009 18:22
Updated 21 Sep 2009 10:47

Nearing the end of the recovery. That'll teach me to be more careful.

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10 Sep 2009 12:47

I am fine Patsy thanks for enquiring, been taking advantage of the good weather to do a bit of bowling before the greens close.

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Liverpool Exhibit

04 Sep 2009 14:35
Updated 04 Sep 2009 14:37

Yes Phil, It was 27/07/09 to 07/08/09 I received the painting back last week.

Posted by JAMES A DEAL


03 Sep 2009 15:28

Oh what laughter and joy BLOG typing brings.

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Potted Plants

02 Sep 2009 23:48

for PANTS read PLANTS!

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02 Sep 2009 23:46
Updated 02 Sep 2009 23:46

Nearly finished loading them, after my misadventure

Posted by JAMES A DEAL

My Entry,Potted Pants was in Liverpool Display

02 Sep 2009 23:39

display will be at the Centre from the afternoon of the 27th of July until around the 7th of August during the Centre’s opening hours. It will be a smaller selection of around 30 pieces, but I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit the centre and see your entry on display. This would also be an opportunity for you to view and read the other entries in the art, photography and poetry category.
I hope you are happy for me to send your entry to Liverpool for display? If you have requested that your entry be returned I will send it to you before the end of August. However, if you have any questions or need your entry returned before then, please get in touch.
The display will take place at the below address. If you are planning to visit please call the Centre to check timings - 0151 298 2999
The Neurosupport Centre
Norton Street
L3 8LR
Kindest regards,
Rosemary Neil
Fundraising Administrator
Email: rneil@parkinsons.org.uk
Tel: 020 7963 9330

Posted by JAMES A DEAL


28 Aug 2009 15:13

I have deleted my portrait gallery again, a chump.

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27 Aug 2009 10:07
Updated 28 Aug 2009 11:33

To all the kind people who commented on Muriel I have got my wifes age Wrong! The painting was done using an exceptionally good photo taken in Paris by a Strret Photographer And we think she is about 55., certainly not 70


She does not like the later version.

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26 Aug 2009 17:28
Updated 26 Aug 2009 17:43

when i get a comment on a painting I reply and hit the reply button and get an EMAIL back from me with my reply. Do you ever receive my thank you ?

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25 Aug 2009 19:38

Diana Hudson.

Thanks for the comment, I will amend

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25 Aug 2009 12:33

Help wanted. How do Transfer picures into Portraits, Landscapes , etc

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24 Aug 2009 15:47

Would rec\ommend trying the Demo in Oct 08 of Leisure Painter by alison Griffin P. 29.
Not the miniature , The teapot stands out from the Background. Great 3D effect. I have posted my attempt


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23 Aug 2009 11:12

To those who sent comments on my pictures I thank you. I did send a reply but as a newcomer I am not certain if it was received.

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