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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Painting Today, "Afternoon Dreaming" Gordon van Vliet



Today's Painting is 11 x14 oil on canvas. The sketch took about two hours at this point and will probably continue or start a new piece based on this. "Afternoon Dreaming" inspired by the hot, hot weather in upstate New York. Enough to make mirages appear and the mind escape. I need a better camera, so much is missed by the grainy shots.

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At 1:49 PM, Blogger Oceanne said...

Always interesting to see what amateur painters produce.

I paint myself, watercolour and acrylic, I can't stand the smell of oil painting!

It takes years before you actually understand any technique.

How long have you been painting portraits?

What courses can you get in New York?

I live in france and only know our museums in Paris.
There are galleries for modern painters, and of course "Beaubourg", but only old famous modernists.

I'll take time to have a closer look at the links you give.

Very lively paintings you make!Great!

F.

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Thank you Oceanne for your kind comment. I use an oderless solvent which greatly reduces the order, plus ventilation.

 

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