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From St Catherine's Do wn II

From St Catherine's Do wn II

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  • And now its enlarged on the screen, I can see it's somewhat out of focus, but I'm not going to tax your patience with yet another version! Or mine, come to that. It's this blessed cataract that's the trouble....

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Fri 16 Sep 13:13:00
  • Well, I must have missed the first version, acrylic I presume coming from your stable Robert.

    Fiddling is the greatest crime for all us artist's, I am a fiddler, knowing when to stop is difficult unless you set a rigid time schedule.

    Anyway, all that aside here we have a delightful piece, definitely completed and with some interesting colours, not many of them but they harmonise perfectly, a great sky also completes the scene.

    Posted by Alan Bickley on Fri 16 Sep 15:58:25
  • Very subtle change Robert, I am happy now, are you? I like to see Ratty too.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Fri 16 Sep 16:11:39
  • Well, I didn't see the first version Robert, but this is great. I love the impasto work.

    Posted by Pete Batho on Fri 16 Sep 19:48:24
  • Sitting up in bed here in sunny Greece ...this looks sooooo cold, still love that sky and of course all of the rest of it.

    Posted by SYLVIA EVANS on Sat 17 Sep 06:25:17
  • Hee hee, Sylvia - it wasn't cold by my standards (I get very hot very easily - they tell me it's a metabolic disorder, but I just say I gets 'ot) but by comparison with Greece, yes, probably quite right. This has been very interesting for me, out of focus photographs to one side - I left this in some despair the other night; went to bed in a mood, couldn't sleep, but have enough experience to realize I shouldn't just keep attacking it and mucking about with it because I would most certainly muck it up.

    Then woke the next day; didn't look at it; wouldn't look at it; pretended it wasn't there; made my pot of tea, had my breakfast - then looked again. Overnight - I don't pretend it had turned into my Meisterwerk - the paint had settled; (by the way Alan, it's an oil); but it had changed beyond all recognition. This is what oil can do, and - it did. I'm not going to post a better photograph, I don't want to keep adding to the Gallery even if one with a repetitive obsessive disorder doesn't seem to mind, but I'm much happier with it now than I was before; Oil settles and changes, not only over very long periods, about which we know, but also over very short periods.

    But I still wish I could have seen the right jpg to post, rather than this one. The tree's dead, by the way: probably contributed to the sense of September cold.

    Onwards and upwards, then! Thanks for all comments.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Sat 17 Sep 19:40:37
  • PS - the thumbnail looks much more like my painting than the enlarged version does: so - here .... why don't you but it? Stands to reason why you should - surely?

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Sat 17 Sep 20:20:39