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Title: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 14, 2017, 01:44:17 pm
Hi Everybody,

I hope it's okay to put these here. Keith and I have been expanding our collaboration from music into visual art. Since we met on this forum, I thought you might like to see what we're doing.

Keith planted the seed for these collages in my head when he made one on his computer for our song Sylvia Plath. After I saw it, I found some collages I had made back in the 90's that I had forgotten I'd done. It seemed like a sign that I found them then, and noticed our sensibilities once again meshed. As Digger pointed out, we are off the same page.

So, the way we make these is one of us starts them and mails them to the other, who completes them. Although the medium is collage, and Keith has been painting on them as well, a new venture for him. Actually, making art is completely new to him. I don't know how he fell through the cracks in school.

Thanks for checking them out, and any feedback is appreciated.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 15, 2017, 05:26:00 am
Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

Very interesting.  Kind of make me think Bosch or Dali ... but I am no student of art.

Looking at these I end up wondering where on earth the ideas come from and then what to make of it ... and I confess I end up not making too much more than "very interesting"  :)

May be inappropriate, should perhaps start a different thread ... or maybe this chat morphs a little ...

This is my favourite work from a brief foray into the art world ...

(https://i.imgur.com/r4ovdC8.jpg)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on December 15, 2017, 10:15:10 am
Hi David,

thanks for the comments.

The ideas came from some of the songs we did together. I just used one magazine, the Radio Times, and tried to find pictures in my head that went with the songs. The only one that wasn't a song was the LBJ one. I thought it was a great picture and the headline seemed to go with it.

I'm very impressed with your painting. Why did you stop?

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 15, 2017, 11:00:45 am
Thanks, David! If you got Bosch and Dali out of them, I'm very pleased. Your painting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I hope others will as well.

Keith, which song is Oscar and the Lion about?

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 15, 2017, 01:41:05 pm
I'm very impressed with your painting. Why did you stop?
Thanks Keith. 

It was a matter of time constraints and other interests getting priority. 

I started to get more and more into Toastmasters, which also took time out from the house in evenings.  I enjoyed the painting and it was something different but I found I was getting more benefit from Toastmasters personally. I also began to feel I was able to make a difference in mentoring and coaching other people, helping them overcome fears and build confidence.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 15, 2017, 01:45:46 pm
Your painting is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I hope others will as well.
Thanks Lynn,

Will be fun if others do the same.

I have another upload and easy to share.  The first was Table Mountain, famous landmark of Cape Town, South Africa (for the record).  This one is the last work I finished and is of the Namaqualand daises.  Also local to South Africa and bloom in a most spectacular show every year.

(https://i.imgur.com/ww4zuqS.jpg)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 15, 2017, 02:52:31 pm

Wow, really beautiful, David. Thanks for sharing that. You are very skillful.

Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 15, 2017, 06:27:03 pm
Wow, really beautiful, David. Thanks for sharing that. You are very skillful.

Lynn
Thanks Lynn. I had a good teacher and I just tried to follow her teaching. Hmmmm....much like here and following Justin's teaching on the BC. I think if one is open and willing to be taught and apply feedback then one can learn and achieve a lot.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on December 15, 2017, 07:34:22 pm
Your teacher taught you very well. If any of my paintings come out half as good as yours I'll be well pleased.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 15, 2017, 07:49:02 pm
Your teacher taught you very well. If any of my paintings come out half as good as yours I'll be well pleased.
Thanks Keith.  When I think about it the parallels with learning guitar here are clear. I began with pencil drawing. Did 4 projects. Then worked with pastels, can't remember the number of projects...another 4 I think. Only after all that did I start with painting. So like the BC there was a lot of focus on basics first and took quite some time before I did these.  And I firmly believe that I am not naturally talented. Certainly as a young child in primary school none of the art teachers singled me out as talented.  So if you persevere I'm sure you'll make progress.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DarrellW on December 15, 2017, 08:19:40 pm
I love that sort of stuff, but my real love of art forms is of the Canal art, the art form used to decorating working canal boats (and now Leisure boats) my brother in law had a boat, these are a few things I made for him!
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nyzjcxdUvBvFuuO1lpNjvl4F-ihRH4Qc (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nyzjcxdUvBvFuuO1lpNjvl4F-ihRH4Qc)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x_8PDpc0k6UJTu3rZiB0fT8MGaRLqtt6 (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x_8PDpc0k6UJTu3rZiB0fT8MGaRLqtt6)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ahau0pUv6euNOyFHwiGbwtvV2w8qFpRm (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ahau0pUv6euNOyFHwiGbwtvV2w8qFpRm)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 15, 2017, 09:01:42 pm
@ DarrellW
Oh, that's lovely. That reminds me a little of the Russian laquerware my mother collected. Similar motifs, especially the flowers. I haven't heard of canal art before. It looks pretty timeless.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: TB-AV on December 16, 2017, 12:55:35 am
Must be something in the air. I've been gearing up to try my hand at some art.

I've bought a couple airbrushes and some supplies and things. Problem is now it's so cold I can't paint outside so I need to rig up some sort of exhaust.

I'm also going to try some pencil / charcoal drawing. Seems a lot of YT vids that have beginner instructions.

I have a couple guitars that are ready to be airbrushed though and I want to get started. But apparently the water based arylics I've got are bad juju as far as breathing the vapors. I'm building an exhaust fan / filter / hood but still needs venting which is the problem. Unless I get one of those little ceramic heaters and paint in the shed.

I've got a bad feeling my 'art' is going to look like a 2 year old did it but what the hell. 
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 16, 2017, 01:26:20 am
@ TB-AV
Haha. I'm sure it will be excellent, and at least like a 6 year old did it. Please show us when you have something done. Especially the guitars! I want to see those.



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: oldhead49 on December 16, 2017, 04:29:18 am
Lynn and Keith:  Now that's some different art form that actually reminds me of earlier days.  What a neat idea to collaborate like that.

David:  Looks like you've got some talent there too.  I could picture that in my house.

DarrellW:  Those are nice.  Reminds me of some things I saw in Amish country in PA not too long ago.


I dabble in photo art from time to time:

Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DarrellW on December 16, 2017, 05:14:53 am
Some really great stuff here, and lots of talent!!!
I think we need a thread for other interests we do in our leisure time or our working time also (I started a thread like so on the Multirotor (Drone) forum I was a mod on.
It was really interesting!
Anyway, for those who don't know about Canal art this is my teacher - she lives about 3 Km away and was a lovely patient teacher. I was never any good at art but I did use CorelDraw to do my own clipart; Canal art is very easy, the way you do things is very structured!
http://www.canal-art-by-julie.co.uk
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 05:35:28 am

Striking work, Darrell, such vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 05:40:32 am

I'm also going to try some pencil / charcoal drawing. Seems a lot of YT vids that have beginner instructions.
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Have fun, TB.

From my experience pencil drawing is the way to go, to get started.

I did one charcoal work. It is special in that I did it at home rather than in the class with the support of the teacher. Maybe I'll take a pic and post it in this art thread  ;)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 05:43:13 am

David:  Looks like you've got some talent there too.  I could picture that in my house.

I dabble in photo art from time to time:
Thanks Dave

Me being the predictable little fella I am, you know what is coming ...

Come on...share an image or two...just to give us a taste  :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 05:51:55 am
Some really great stuff here, and lots of talent!!!
I think we need a thread for other interests we do in our leisure time or our working time also (I started a thread like so on the Multirotor (Drone) forum I was a mod on.
It was really interesting!
Anyway, for those who don't know about Canal art this is my teacher - she lives about 3 Km away and was a lovely patient teacher. I was never any good at art but I did use CorelDraw to do my own clipart; Canal art is very easy, the way you do things is very structured!
http://www.canal-art-by-julie.co.uk
Well this has become an interesting chat, just like that ... well done Lynn & Keith for getting the ball rolling.

Wonderful website. And on my bucket list would be a holiday spent boating on the canal ways.  I have colleagues who've done that and say it is just the most wonderful experience.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DarrellW on December 16, 2017, 06:42:55 am
Wonderful website. And on my bucket list would be a holiday spent boating on the canal ways.  I have colleagues who've done that and say it is just the most wonderful experience.
It is David, two weeks on a Narrowboat and you get so used to the much slower pace of life that when you get in your car at the end of it it’s frightening even at 30mph!!!
We had thought about selling up and living on one as many do but our hobbies take up way too much space to make it practical :(
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 07:49:38 am
It is David, two weeks on a Narrowboat and you get so used to the much slower pace of life that when you get in your car at the end of it it’s frightening even at 30mph!!!
We had thought about selling up and living on one as many do but our hobbies take up way too much space to make it practical :(
:)

I can go for the slower pace, for sure.  But likewise, hobbies in our house need space.  Not so much mine, though would love a room that I could turn into a dedicated music room, like say Omar's or Graham's (Recording Revolution dude) Home Studio, but my wife's ...

She is an avid woodworker ... makes the most beautiful furniture ... I'm beyond impressed and proud !!  All the tools and the lathe take up space ... hmmmm ... could do with an extra two single garages  :)

But that holiday is a dream I can imagine being able to make a reality ... although our currency doesn't make anything overseas easy.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: close2u on December 16, 2017, 09:12:01 am
Wow ... at Lynn & Keith and then at all you other arty / crafty people for sharing your talents and passion.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DarrellW on December 16, 2017, 09:15:33 am
But that holiday is a dream I can imagine being able to make a reality ... although our currency doesn't make anything overseas easy.
If you do go I would recommend this one, it’s absolutely stunning!!!
https://www.black-prince.com/chirk-base-llangollen-canal-boat-holiday-hire/
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 10:18:26 am
I did one charcoal work. It is special in that I did it at home rather than in the class with the support of the teacher. Maybe I'll take a pic and post it in this art thread  ;)
Guess who  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/5mnxi98.jpg)

Picture not best quality ... its framed behind glass and has a reflection of a ceiling fan in it  :-\
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 16, 2017, 06:03:43 pm
Guess who  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/5mnxi98.jpg)

Picture not best quality ... its framed behind glass and has a reflection of a ceiling fan in it  :-\
I'm going to take a stab at this. Haha. Neil Young?

It's a beautiful drawing, just all those guys kind of looked the same in the 70's.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 16, 2017, 07:25:21 pm
I'm going to take a stab at this. Haha. Neil Young?

It's a beautiful drawing, just all those guys kind of looked the same in the 70's.
:)
Well at least if my attempts to play and sing his songs aren't close enough, at least the portrait was recognisable  ;)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 16, 2017, 08:39:30 pm
:)
Well at least if my attempts to play and sing his songs aren't close enough, at least the portrait was recognisable  ;)
Yes! But the songs are definitely coming along.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 18, 2017, 10:27:17 pm
I made a collage for a new song we are working on called Welcome to my Forest. I'll post the song soon. Keith's putting on the final touches.

Lynn(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171218/7e65f2831342e9bbeaded821c5d641ae.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 19, 2017, 05:08:25 am
Little red riding shoes  ;)

Interesting image Lynn.

Looking forward to another L&K production  :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 19, 2017, 11:04:32 am
Little red riding shoes  ;)

Interesting image Lynn.

Looking forward to another L&K production  :)
Haha. Hopefully we'll post it soon and you'll see if you're right.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 24, 2017, 12:46:18 am
I've started drawing, and I did one I like.  Yay. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171224/a77d8545fadf589d7f518cd20dcbbb99.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 24, 2017, 05:50:23 am
I've started drawing, and I did one I like.  Yay. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171224/a77d8545fadf589d7f518cd20dcbbb99.jpg)
Looking good, Lynn. Immediately made me think MC Escher, earliest work.

My brother is into drawing (He's an artist, sculpture. Better than I am on guitar, has sold a few pieces) and has one website he uses a lot, like Justin Guitar for drawing.  If you interested I'll ask him for the URL.

Interested in critique ..... if you are read next sentece, otherwise. Keep sharing as I enjoy your work. Even if you may have to add a small guitar in the bottom left corner  ;)





On the eye, I liked the top eye lid, the way it clipped the top of the eye ball.  It seemed like a realistic sketch so would suggest doing the same on the bottom eye lid next time, for a more natural appearance.  Picky point but I remember my art teacher making a lot of the fact that tge pupil is cut off top and bottom by eyelid rather than being a circle normally.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 24, 2017, 11:04:10 am
Thanks David. Sure, put a link to that site here. People might find it useful.

Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 24, 2017, 12:33:14 pm
Looking good, Lynn. Immediately made me think MC Escher, earliest work.

My brother is into drawing (He's an artist, sculpture. Better than I am on guitar, has sold a few pieces) and has one website he uses a lot, like Justin Guitar for drawing.  If you interested I'll ask him for the URL.

Interested in critique ..... if you are read next sentece, otherwise. Keep sharing as I enjoy your work. Even if you may have to add a small guitar in the bottom left corner  ;)





On the eye, I liked the top eye lid, the way it clipped the top of the eye ball.  It seemed like a realistic sketch so would suggest doing the same on the bottom eye lid next time, for a more natural appearance.  Picky point but I remember my art teacher making a lot of the fact that tge pupil is cut off top and bottom by eyelid rather than being a circle normally.
David, look at your eye in a mirror. Keep looking at your eye, but tilt your head down, as if your drawing paper is below you. Your iris will stay in the same place as you hold your gaze, but as you tilt your head, you will start to see the white of your eye below the iris. That's the position I was in when I drew my eye. The more you tilt your head down, the more white you'll see.

I think what your teacher was saying was for a specific straight ahead position.

Lynn



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 24, 2017, 08:03:05 pm
David, look at your eye in a mirror. Keep looking at your eye, but tilt your head down, as if your drawing paper is below you. Your iris will stay in the same place as you hold your gaze, but as you tilt your head, you will start to see the white of your eye below the iris. That's the position I was in when I drew my eye. The more you tilt your head down, the more white you'll see.

I think what your teacher was saying was for a specific straight ahead position.

Lynn
Ah-ha, a self portrait of the eye...didn't consider that.  Was indeed thinking about straight on. And I'm no expert, it must be said, probably best to keep my opinion to just how much I like the work   :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 24, 2017, 08:17:00 pm
Ah-ha, a self portrait of the eye...didn't consider that.  Was indeed thinking about straight on. And I'm no expert, it must be said, probably best to keep my opinion to just how much I like the work   :)
No, you shouldn't. I really appreciate your feedback, David. You don't have to be an expert to give it! Now you understand what I did, which is cool.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: TB-AV on December 25, 2017, 12:37:24 am
David, look at your eye in a mirror. Keep looking at your eye, but tilt your head down, as if your drawing paper is below you. Your iris will stay in the same place as you hold your gaze, but as you tilt your head, you will start to see the white of your eye below the iris. That's the position I was in when I drew my eye. The more you tilt your head down, the more white you'll see.

I think what your teacher was saying was for a specific straight ahead position.

Lynn



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Interesting. So we see you looking at us as though we were you. At the same time most of us will look at that and have our attention drawn by the hand wondering what it is doing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNMEktJDArA


Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 25, 2017, 12:44:48 am


Interesting. So we see you looking at us as though we were you. At the same time most of us will look at that and have our attention drawn by the hand wondering what it is doing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNMEktJDArA

I am your mirror, and you are my mirror.

Play it again, Sam.

Merry Christmas!

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 25, 2017, 08:08:13 am
No, you shouldn't. I really appreciate your feedback, David. You don't have to be an expert to give it! Now you understand what I did, which is cool.

Jolly good.

Here a couple of links my brother finds useful, maybe you will also ...

http://www.proko.com/ (http://www.proko.com/)
https://www.alphonsodunn.com/ (https://www.alphonsodunn.com/)

And given this is a "Just chatting" board, here's his website.  Really proud of my brother, so love to share ...

http://www.neilpreece.com/ (http://www.neilpreece.com/)

Hope you enjoy ...
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 30, 2017, 01:13:11 pm
Jolly good.

Here a couple of links my brother finds useful, maybe you will also ...

http://www.proko.com/ (http://www.proko.com/)
https://www.alphonsodunn.com/ (https://www.alphonsodunn.com/)

And given this is a "Just chatting" board, here's his website.  Really proud of my brother, so love to share ...

http://www.neilpreece.com/ (http://www.neilpreece.com/)

Hope you enjoy ...
Thanks for the links, David. Your brother looks very talented. His sculptures look great. I like the wire ones the best, but they're all cool.

I've done a self portrait. First one in probably 30 years (yes, I'm that old.  ). At first all I saw were the flaws, but now it's grown on me. Freshman drawing class evidently made an impact. I keep remembering things I didn't know I knew, which is really cool.

Lynn(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171230/2ad3f395f57a5f2a6f05c3d1e49c3306.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 30, 2017, 03:18:36 pm
Great likeness, Lynn, based on all I can remember from the videos ... back in those days when you still strummed the odd tune and shared videos  ;)

Funnily enough I just came to the end of a marathon song-playing session ... one of which was Wish You Were Here which I was inspired to try to learn after your posting of it on the Gibson.  Playing it much better than I recall playing it back then ... though that may be a combination of age and wishful thinking. 

But I digress ...

Thanks for the compliment of my brother's work.  I shall pass it on ... he'll be delighted. 

As for talent, yes, I suspect he always had some natural ability.  This was evident in his primary school days.  In hindsight, he might well have done well to have taken art through high school which was an option, just don't recall it being discussed (there's that age thing again).  He ended up with a more academic set of subjects. 

That aside, he is a great subscriber to the school of deliberate practice ... knowledge + practice + feedback ... and you will learn and develop skill.  He's been at this sculpture quite some time, first as a hobby and now that he has retired (I struggle manfully to keep my envy in check) with the goal to be a recognised artist.  has sold a few pieces, some on commission, so his dream is becoming reality.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 30, 2017, 03:44:28 pm
I look forward to hearing your Wish you Were Here! I don't even remember how to play it anymore. The cover songs have mostly fallen by the wayside as I write more songs than I can play in a practice session.

I started feeling uncomfortable with the videos being public. I'm sure you understand, as I think you've only posted one, if I recall correctly. I made most of them private, but the links from this forum should still work. But I think I've flattered myself with this self portrait. I look the same as I did at 20. It's a miracle! Haha.

I am lucky to be doing this for my creative enjoyment and personal growth. I've had a business in the arts and selling my work had an impact on everything, from concept to execution, at least it did for me. It became about making things I thought people would buy, rather than what I wanted to make. It was way less fun than I'm having now, especially with songwriting, but now also with the artwork.

I'm glad your brother is finding success. That's wonderful.



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 30, 2017, 04:31:14 pm
I look forward to hearing your Wish you Were Here! I don't even remember how to play it anymore. The cover songs have mostly fallen by the wayside as I write more songs than I can play in a practice session.

I started feeling uncomfortable with the videos being public. I'm sure you understand, as I think you've only posted one, if I recall correctly. I made most of them private, but the links from this forum should still work. But I think I've flattered myself with this self portrait. I look the same as I did at 20. It's a miracle! Haha.

I am lucky to be doing this for my creative enjoyment and personal growth. I've had a business in the arts and selling my work had an impact on everything, from concept to execution, at least it did for me. It became about making things I thought people would buy, rather than what I wanted to make. It was way less fun than I'm having now, especially with songwriting, but now also with the artwork.

I'm glad your brother is finding success. That's wonderful.
I do, Lynn, felt more scary posting a video rather than just the link to SoundCloud.  Though in my case, I'd probably get over that for the possibility of getting feedback on my technique from a physical form perspective, as well as how it sounds.  I may have an old webcam floating around, so maybe I'll have a go at a few videos if I can figure out how to get all the bits and pieces sync'ed up.  But no promises and also no idea when I met get myself set to record WYWH ... need to practice those riffs again.

This is the season of miracles ... so why not  :)  I'll stand by my opinion that it is a great portrait. :)

As for turning what one does for love and fun into a commercial venture or at least starting to sell ... you're right.  He wrestles with this as well.  What he wants to say as an artist and being true to that without selling out to rank commercialism.  The artists dilemma ... be it visual arts or music for that matter (don't get Neil Young started on MTV and songs being sold for use in commercials  ;D ) Luckily he is not trying to make a living, so slightly less pressure from that perspective ... more wanting recognition as an artist ... I think.  We have interesting Skype chats about all this ...
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 31, 2017, 01:47:19 am
Thank you!

I'm really enjoying drawing. I just realized I've picked up right where I left off. It's like riding a bike. Or playing guitar. Don't worry, I'm still playing guitar. Haha.

This one is called A Cup of Tea with Oscar.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/9738ed9099e71a208b54352a382a1487.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 31, 2017, 05:00:24 am
Love it, Lynn, my kind of playfulness and a great drawing.

Look forward to these as much as your musical collaborations with Keith.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on January 01, 2018, 07:49:47 pm
Can you guess who this is?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/61d0a3586a3b7cdbef7f6a8e319a6e4a.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on January 01, 2018, 08:22:37 pm
Looked familiar ... my wife reckons maybe Della Reese ....
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Post by: redrhodie on January 01, 2018, 08:24:23 pm
Nope. She was a pianist.

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Post by: redrhodie on January 01, 2018, 08:28:02 pm
Nope. She was a pianist.

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But known mostly for her amazing voice.

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Post by: DavidP on January 01, 2018, 08:34:23 pm
Ah .... lady pianists .... not too many come to mind.

Amazing voices .... Ella, Aretha, Bessie, Nina, Sarah, Cleo, Whitney .... hmmmm .... but would struggle to recognise them in a coffee shop  :o
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Post by: redrhodie on January 01, 2018, 08:36:39 pm
Ah .... lady pianists .... not too many come to mind.

Amazing voices .... Ella, Aretha, Bessie, Nina, Sarah, Cleo, Whitney .... hmmmm .... but would struggle to recognise them in a coffee shop  :o
Yes. One of them. Haha.

It's Nina Simone.

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Post by: DavidP on January 01, 2018, 08:44:52 pm
Good one. A fair likeness based on a quick Google image search.

You're really getting into the drawing,  producing some good looking work.

Do miss your playing and singing  ;)
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Post by: MrBumble on January 01, 2018, 09:58:12 pm
An excellent likeness!

A very fine musician and a favourite of ours here at Bumble Towers.
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Post by: redrhodie on January 01, 2018, 11:02:47 pm
Good one. A fair likeness based on a quick Google image search.

You're really getting into the drawing,  producing some good looking work.

Do miss your playing and singing  ;)
I just posted a song because you said that.

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Post by: redrhodie on January 01, 2018, 11:04:41 pm
An excellent likeness!

A very fine musician and a favourite of ours here at Bumble Towers.
Thank you! She was amazing, and fun to draw.

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Post by: redrhodie on March 10, 2018, 12:37:46 pm
Hi Davidp (I know you'll for sure see this, haha) and anyone else who wonders over here!

I started painting last week. I tried to paint when I was about 12 and convinced myself I couldn't do it, and other than that, and a few watercolors in high school, I've never painted before.

These are my first two. They're egg tempera, because I liked the idea of making my own paint. It is indeed really fun. I'm pretty happy with the results. You'll recognize one of them from the drawing it evolved from.

Lynn(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180310/22a2c7d547cb8d8472435c19b123cf01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180310/044800e98232a0f4bf90334c2e5cf108.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on March 10, 2018, 02:41:38 pm
You seem to kow me well Lynn ... so well I think you can call me David now  ;D

Lovely painting ... love the surrealism, less is sure more here.

Well done
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Post by: redrhodie on March 10, 2018, 03:42:34 pm
Haha, I usually do call you David, I just used your formal name to avoid confusing some other David.

Thanks for commenting. I appreciate that. Yes, I kept it simple and focused. Interesting experience, for sure. I'll be doing some more soon.

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Post by: redrhodie on April 02, 2018, 08:00:55 pm
My latest paintings, a self portrait, and a portrait of Frida Kahlo, done in egg tempera. I'm really enjoying the medium. The process of mixing the pigments with the egg yolk is very Zen. I have a set of  12 colors which has been really wonderful to start with. I sit up in my attic under the skylight for hours. My guitar's right there if the inspiration strikes. But I usually paint in silence during the day, and play guitar at night when the house comes alive. Haha.

Keith has been painting, too, and already has a painting that's going to be used as a poster for an organization he submitted it to. Yay! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180402/cc8ed93c9ef0f36aac54151b57750b3d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180402/450b5a58ce414b13b20e594d9cfdd47b.jpg)

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Post by: redrhodie on April 02, 2018, 08:02:34 pm
Oh, don't know why I'm sideways. Haha. Sorry.

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Post by: DavidP on April 02, 2018, 10:01:44 pm
Thanks Lynn. Love that you continue to share your paintings. Always enjoy having a look.
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Post by: MrBumble on April 02, 2018, 10:09:35 pm
These are very good.

The Frida Kahlo in particular is stunning - very Frida Kahlo in style as well.

You have a real talent.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 03, 2018, 12:15:00 am
These are very good.

The Frida Kahlo in particular is stunning - very Frida Kahlo in style as well.

You have a real talent.
Thanks so much, Mr Bumble. I just finished Frida today, so I'm really glad you like her. She's my favorite painter.



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Post by: redrhodie on April 03, 2018, 12:17:33 am
Thanks Lynn. Love that you continue to share your paintings. Always enjoy having a look.
Always look forward to seeing your comments, David. You're a huge asset to the forum.

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Post by: DavidP on April 03, 2018, 08:02:29 am
Always look forward to seeing your comments, David. You're a huge asset to the forum.
That's kind of you to say, Lynn, thank you.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 03, 2018, 09:59:20 pm
I'm not sure this is going to work, but I'm trying to upload a painting Keith just started of Zach Lout of King No One. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180403/ddc3d494b5a543575c57318093b00c0f.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on April 03, 2018, 10:26:04 pm
Seems to have worked Lynn

Looks interesting,  Keith.
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Post by: diademgrove on April 04, 2018, 08:10:19 am
Seems to have worked Lynn

Looks interesting,  Keith.

Sorry to disappoint you David but that's just the blocking in so I know where, roughly the light and dark skin tones go.

I agree though it does look interesting and I may use the effects I've created accidently in another painting later.

Keith
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Post by: DavidP on April 04, 2018, 04:43:20 pm
Sorry to disappoint you David but that's just the blocking in so I know where, roughly the light and dark skin tones go.

I agree though it does look interesting and I may use the effects I've created accidently in another painting later.

Keith
LoL ... not disappointed, Keith.  Hope we get to see it when you are done.  Have fun.
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Post by: diademgrove on April 04, 2018, 04:55:12 pm
LoL ... not disappointed, Keith.  Hope we get to see it when you are done.  Have fun.

Thanks David, I just didn't want you to think its finished. I'm only learning how to paint and thought it was time to try a portrait. When I did the initial washes to see where the darks and lights were I thought that looks cool. Unfortunately my objective is to have a go at a recognisable portrait so more colour will go on over the next few days.

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

Keith
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Post by: DavidP on April 04, 2018, 05:09:00 pm
Thanks David, I just didn't want you to think its finished. I'm only learning how to paint and thought it was time to try a portrait. When I did the initial washes to see where the darks and lights were I thought that looks cool. Unfortunately my objective is to have a go at a recognisable portrait so more colour will go on over the next few days.

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.

Keith
Lynn was clear that it was still a WIP, Keith, so don't fret (good to sneak a guitar pun in to this visual arts topic).  I enjoy taking a look at the other art works of folk over here, appreciate your sharing.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 05, 2018, 02:17:24 pm
I won't make you guess who this is, because I don't think I really captured her very well. Aimee, if you see this, sorry! I really do love you. Haha.

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Post by: DavidP on April 05, 2018, 03:24:41 pm
I can see some likeness, Lynn.  Certainly caught some of her characteristic features but not all.  I've never heard of her so wouldn't have been able to begin to guess.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 05, 2018, 03:35:30 pm
I can see some likeness, Lynn.  Certainly caught some of her characteristic features but not all.  I've never heard of her so wouldn't have been able to begin to guess.
She's a brilliant songwriter, and has a really beautiful Alto voice. You should check her out.

She mostly wears glasses and a scarf these days, but I decided not to go there. Haha. I know my limitations.

Thanks for looking!

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Post by: DavidP on April 05, 2018, 03:47:52 pm
She's a brilliant songwriter, and has a really beautiful Alto voice. You should check her out.

She mostly wears glasses and a scarf these days, but I decided not to go there. Haha. I know my limitations.

Thanks for looking!
I did take a quick look.  When she started talking about another cheerful, optimistic song, with long blonde hair it started me thinking ...
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Post by: redrhodie on April 05, 2018, 03:56:51 pm
I did take a quick look.  When she started talking about another cheerful, optimistic song, with long blonde hair it started me thinking ...
About what? That I want to be Aimee Mann when I grow up? Haha.

Yup. She's my Neil Young.

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Post by: DavidP on April 05, 2018, 04:15:05 pm
About what? That I want to be Aimee Mann when I grow up? Haha.

Yup. She's my Neil Young.
LOL ... the music you produce and share with us suggests you are growing up real quick.  But yes, I thought I could sense some influence  :)

And you know me too well ... "my Neil Young" ... never fear, I am working on another NY to record soon.  I may grow up to be able to make a better fist of playing like Neil, but the long grey hair is beyond me  ;D  But next up a song written by one of my other guitar heroes ...
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Post by: redrhodie on April 05, 2018, 06:32:51 pm
LOL ... the music you produce and share with us suggests you are growing up real quick.  But yes, I thought I could sense some influence  :)

And you know me too well ... "my Neil Young" ... never fear, I am working on another NY to record soon.  I may grow up to be able to make a better fist of playing like Neil, but the long grey hair is beyond me  ;D  But next up a song written by one of my other guitar heroes ...
Well, luckily Keith is trying to grow up to be Jimi, and Dave is trying to become Roedelius. Put us all together and hopefully we sound like ourselves (or like the velvet underground, haha).



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Post by: DavidP on April 05, 2018, 10:07:08 pm
Well, luckily Keith is trying to grow up to be Jimi, and Dave is trying to become Roedelius. Put us all together and hopefully we sound like ourselves (or like the velvet underground, haha).
:) you sure do, and a fine sound it is
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Post by: redrhodie on April 13, 2018, 01:38:47 am
I think I just finished another painting. This is Modigliani. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180413/d40a90deabb9527fee76811e43cb4410.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on April 13, 2018, 09:50:57 am
Apart from enjoying your paintings, Lynn, I am getting a further education in the world of art ... had to google Modigliani as I'd never heard of him.  His paintings are interesting ... I'm not going to get into my impressions ... shaky ground as an art reviewer :)  I didn't see too many images of the man himself (was a super quick google) but based on the couple I saw, I think you certainly caught a likeness of a young Modigliani.  Thanks for sharing, I for one, do enjoy them.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 13, 2018, 11:36:58 am


Apart from enjoying your paintings, Lynn, I am getting a further education in the world of art ... had to google Modigliani as I'd never heard of him.  His paintings are interesting ... I'm not going to get into my impressions ... shaky ground as an art reviewer :)  I didn't see too many images of the man himself (was a super quick google) but based on the couple I saw, I think you certainly caught a likeness of a young Modigliani.  Thanks for sharing, I for one, do enjoy them.

Thanks David. There's a lot of symbolism in my painting and even I don't always get it. Haha.

Modigliani is worth learning about. Really interesting life and works. I'm glad I turned you on to him. There may be some more artist's portraits to come. As I learn more about the ones I like, I want to paint them.

Glad you enjoyed it.

Lynn

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Post by: redrhodie on April 18, 2018, 09:12:02 pm
Keith has finished his portrait of King No One's Zach Lount.

Keith, it's really cool. The composition is striking and powerful. Really impressive first portrait.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180418/39991fe6a8b473f80aef7e94038cdf6c.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on April 18, 2018, 10:06:55 pm
Good job, Keith, I like it.
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Post by: close2u on April 18, 2018, 10:56:18 pm
Keith, I think it's great. Good job.
 :)
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Post by: diademgrove on April 19, 2018, 07:50:52 pm
Thanks for the kind comments, I really pleased you both like it. It came out different to my intentions but I didn't manage to ruin it.

I started my art course and did my induction and assessment. What a bureaucratic farce education in the UK has become. 2 hours filling in forms and proving I have enough ability to do the class. next week we start on the class project, painting a psychedlic cow.

Thanks again,

Keith

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Post by: DavidP on April 19, 2018, 08:07:25 pm
Enjoy the class, Keith, look forward to hearing updates and seeing the cow ...
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Post by: redrhodie on April 20, 2018, 01:26:58 pm
Yeah, I'm excited to see the psychedelic cow, too.

I did another painting. It might look familiar from a collage up thread, which it was painted from. My idea is to make a series of prints that will be included in our LP, so there will hopefully be some more paintings that relate to our songs coming soon.

We're getting further along with the LP, and I'm starting to think about what the album will look like now. It's exciting and a little scary.

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Post by: DavidP on April 20, 2018, 02:24:53 pm
All sounds ever so exciting, Lynn.  Album is going to be great.

Whoa ... that latest one is a little different. Like the eye-head surreal thing. The title also had me scratching my head....
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Post by: redrhodie on April 20, 2018, 03:09:40 pm
All sounds ever so exciting, Lynn.  Album is going to be great.

Whoa ... that latest one is a little different. Like the eye-head surreal thing. The title also had me scratching my head....
Thanks David. It is exciting. We have finally settled on the tracks. It's going to be a very different album than our original intent. We've been working on it for almost two years now, and we and the music have changed over time (thanks Keith!). Although we have far too many songs, it's taken a while to get enough that all work together within our concept. We could keep working and seeing what the next song is forever, but I think it's time to finally do it.

We'll make a more pop oriented CD available with some of the older songs that didn't make it onto the list. I may throw that in with the LP, and will look into having that available online. Justin and I talked about that during my Skype lesson. He told me that CD baby prints to order, so the problem of trying to find a place to store hundreds of CDs is solved.

But the LP will be more like a piece of art, hopefully. We're just going to press 100 copies. We're not doing this with the intention of becoming famous or going platinum, or even breaking even on. Haha. We just want to make something we are happy with. I can't remember if I've mentioned why we were doing it, but it started as way for Dave and me to commemorate our 25 (now almost 27) years together. So this is instead of jewelry or a vacation, and it's way more meaningful to us.

Thanks again for commenting on the art! We're having a lot of fun making it.

Lynn


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Post by: MrBumble on April 20, 2018, 04:58:50 pm
I can't remember if I've mentioned why we were doing it, but it started as way for Dave and me to commemorate our 25 (now almost 27) years together. So this is instead of jewelry or a vacation, and it's way more meaningful to us.

What a lovely idea! I look forward to hearing it.
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Post by: DavidP on April 20, 2018, 09:33:36 pm
Lynn, I don't recall you talking about this album originating as a celebration of you and Dave being together...knowing makes it all the more special...and remind me, which one of the 100 earmarked for me :)
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Post by: redrhodie on April 20, 2018, 10:36:15 pm


Lynn, I don't recall you talking about this album originating as a celebration of you and Dave being together...knowing makes it all the more special...and remind me, which one of the 100 earmarked for me :)

Number one!

Thanks, David.

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Post by: redrhodie on April 29, 2018, 08:10:14 pm
I just finished another painting. I learned a lot technically with this one. I'm pretty excited about her face. Haha.

It was inspired by our song The Long Dark Stairwell. I'll put a link to the song below.

I could definitely do more paintings from the imagery in this song. I did a lot of drawings, and have many more ideas from it. In the end, the painting isn't really how I see the song in my mind, but I decided to not be too literal, and focus on the visual impact instead. It is how I see them dressed.

Perhaps this painting will lead to another song. I'm sure I could tell you a story about these two. Haha.

Here's the song:

Listen to and hull soul collective The Long Dark Stairwell by faraway my lovely #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-468459034/long-dark-stairwell-fourth-final-master


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Post by: DavidP on April 29, 2018, 09:53:12 pm
Not how I imagined the stairs, Lynn. But love this picturs, it has something about it. Great work.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 30, 2018, 11:29:07 am
Glad you like it! Thanks David. Not really how I picture them either. I may need to do another painting to try to capture it. But I'm glad I did this one, and excited at how it came out, even if it tells a different story.

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Post by: redrhodie on May 20, 2018, 01:24:55 pm
I've been busy. I'm a bit all over the place stylistically, which I'm pleased about. I'm someone who can be very set in my ways, so exploration and trying new things I'm sure is good for me.

The first painting with the animal heads is part of the series I continue to work on based on our song The Long Dark Stairwell.

The second is the one of the two young women. I was exploring light and dark, and hoping to capture their expressions. I'm not satisfied I did everything I set out to. Oh well. I learned some things.

The third one is of my boyfriend's band playing a gig in Chicago. I stayed loose because their perform improvisational electronic music, and you have to be pretty loose to do what they do. He thinks it may end up on their next album cover, which is pretty cool if it happens.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180520/a3933ccdb13acb0ce7100b6d0703e105.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180520/f7c2e3ef2073faf8d406751df2ccf6de.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180520/33a4d5393f07d43b173bd4cf606f857b.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on May 20, 2018, 01:57:53 pm
Lovely.  I always have a delightful sense of anticipation when I see a new post in this topic appears in "Unread Posts".  And have never been disappointed.  Can't really say much more than I enjoy your work, some more than others, but always enjoy and appreciate your creativity.  Critique is beyond my artistic abilities.

Of these three, I really like the next one inspired by the song.  The style of both really appeals to me.

And the painting of Dave's (it is Dave, if I remember correctly) band performing is great.  The atmospheric, impressionistic style appeals to me.

The two girls ... well, it looks fine but doesn't tell me much of a story, so kind of just (not the best word but not coming up with a better one) a painting, nothing for me to grab onto.

Thanks again for sharing your paintings.  I really do appreciate that you do.
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Post by: redrhodie on May 20, 2018, 02:26:28 pm
Thanks so much, David. We're on the same page about these. I'm most excited about the animal heads. They're fun to paint and conceive. I think they're interesting to look at. I hope to have a few more in the series.

Totally agree with the one of the two women. It was done the day before my friend's surgery, so maybe it's about our friendship, in a way. I see them as friends or sisters, and that's how I feel about my friend. More like sisters. We don't know what they're looking at. That's how I felt about her surgery. It's always interesting to know what the artist was thinking about, but for the viewer, without any other information, it doesn't really work.

I'm glad you also like the one of Dave's band. He's the one on the right.

I always like reading your opinions about them. Nice to hear you look forward to seeing them. Thanks again!

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Post by: redrhodie on June 12, 2018, 12:54:21 am
Hi guys,

I just finished another painting in the Stairwell series. This one's called Fire Escape in the Moonlight. The title is a lyric from the song above.

This one took me a while. In case you can't tell what they are, he's a goat, and she's a coyote. We actually have coyotes show up occasionally in Newport.

The street is one I lived on in Greenwich Village.

Thanks for checking it out,
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Post by: DavidP on June 12, 2018, 09:30:00 pm
That's real cool, Lynn. Love the style you've got going. Going to be great compliment to the album...cover art or on an insert booklet. Coyote head....after Cagn and Roman's latest cover, sure it isn't a fox's head :) She's foxy for sure  ;)
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Post by: redrhodie on June 12, 2018, 09:42:59 pm
Thanks David! I know, we probably should make a book with my and Keith's art, and the lyrics. That would be cool.

She does look Foxy. Maybe she's a fox. Haha.

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Post by: pkboo3 on June 13, 2018, 12:12:12 am
Hey Lynn. I’m reading through several of these posts. Your eye & self-portrait are awesome. I’ve recently started back trying to draw - Inspired by #CREATIVESPRINT.  Also like those inspired by other artists; and what Keith has done. Still want to see the Psychedelic Cow. Keep them coming. I do need to go back & listen to your “Stairwell Song” to get a better sense of some of your paintings.


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Post by: redrhodie on June 14, 2018, 02:46:19 pm
Thanks Pam! I hope you'll put your artwork here so we can see it.

I'll see if Keith will let me put his cow up. He finished it a while ago and it's really cool. He's done a bunch more paintings, too. Hopefully they'll be here soon.
Hey Lynn. I’m reading through several of these posts. Your eye & self-portrait are awesome. I’ve recently started back trying to draw - Inspired by #CREATIVESPRINT.  Also like those inspired by other artists; and what Keith has done. Still want to see the Psychedelic Cow. Keep them coming. I do need to go back & listen to your “Stairwell Song” to get a better sense of some of your paintings.


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Post by: redrhodie on June 14, 2018, 06:30:37 pm
Here are some more of Keith's paintings. As you can see he's been very busy! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/61a732ea3f75926f89b182d6cdb3e993.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/822238808bc913c48c1af9b3217ecc0d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/6ebe5311cff03cb0ef3161dbd70de2b1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180614/1c8e576053428a8be54c218ef3d11f97.jpg)

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Post by: redrhodie on June 14, 2018, 06:31:43 pm
Oops, his cow Ermintrude is sideways. Haha. Sorry Keith.

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Post by: DavidP on June 14, 2018, 10:14:11 pm
More paintings to enjoy. Good work, Keith. I interesting looking at the different styles you've used.

Thanks for sharing Lynn.
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Post by: diademgrove on June 15, 2018, 08:21:23 am
Thanks Lynn for sharing them, I haven't worked out how to upload them. I think my files are too big.

Thanks David. One of the great things about learning to paint is you can copy who you want, within the limits of your ability of course.

I find painting a lot of fun.

Thanks again,

Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on June 15, 2018, 11:35:32 am
Thanks Lynn for sharing them, I haven't worked out how to upload them. I think my files are too big.

Thanks David. One of the great things about learning to paint is you can copy who you want, within the limits of your ability of course.

I find painting a lot of fun.

Thanks again,

Keith
I don't mind uploading them for you, so don't worry about it.

I also see that whatever you copy becomes your own. Not many people can do that. I've found a whole new way of working because of you, and I've learned more about art in the half year we've been working on these  than I did in college. So thank you Keith for everything. You're the best!

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Post by: redrhodie on June 17, 2018, 11:09:35 pm
I just finished this to give my friend for Christmas. This is her sweet and talented dog Dakota. He just finished Justin's intermediate course. Haha.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180617/2fda5b96e7eeccfc0cec9fd25702c40b.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on June 18, 2018, 06:11:54 am
What a wonderful gift, lovely painting, Lynn.

Dakota has a good taste in guitars :)

Should I be recognising the face on the t-shirt?
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Post by: redrhodie on June 18, 2018, 02:32:16 pm
What a wonderful gift, lovely painting, Lynn.

Dakota has a good taste in guitars :)

Should I be recognising the face on the t-shirt?
Thanks David. I hope she likes it. She asked me to paint him, but it's a surprise that I did it. She loves music, so hopefully she'll appreciate that he's playing guitar.

That's Bob Marley on his t shirt.



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Post by: redrhodie on June 18, 2018, 02:35:56 pm
Thanks Lynn for sharing them, I haven't worked out how to upload them. I think my files are too big.

Thanks David. One of the great things about learning to paint is you can copy who you want, within the limits of your ability of course.

I find painting a lot of fun.

Thanks again,

Keith
Keith, you really captured the luminosity of the Maid of the Mist. It glows, in a good way.

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Post by: DavidP on June 18, 2018, 04:22:07 pm
Thanks David. I hope she likes it. She asked me to paint him, but it's a surprise that I did it. She loves music, so hopefully she'll appreciate that he's playing guitar.

That's Bob Marley on his t shirt.
Ah ... a rasta hound.  I'm sure she will.
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Post by: pkboo3 on June 18, 2018, 07:09:51 pm
Neat, Lynn & Keith. Lynn I love your style. Love the collection of animals on human bodies. Thanks for the Psychedelic Cow. 


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Post by: redrhodie on June 19, 2018, 11:26:28 am
Thanks Pam!

Here's Keith's latest. This is the first in a series of nine, based on song titles. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/ed4ed3737895b0c9de4c903f204553fd.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on June 19, 2018, 12:48:33 pm
Looks great Keith. If I may, what's the song title?
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Post by: redrhodie on June 19, 2018, 01:18:31 pm
Looks great Keith. If I may, what's the song title?
We're supposed to guess. I think I know, but I don't want to spoil it for you.

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Post by: DavidP on June 19, 2018, 03:43:17 pm
We're supposed to guess. I think I know, but I don't want to spoil it for you.
Ah ... I assumed they were song titles of your originals, from this I am thinking, popular songs; yes?
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Post by: MrBumble on June 19, 2018, 04:59:33 pm
"Strange Fruit" perhaps?
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Post by: diademgrove on June 19, 2018, 10:15:47 pm
"Strange Fruit" perhaps?

Strange Fruit indeed.





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Post by: redrhodie on July 16, 2018, 02:54:30 pm
Here's another song title by Keith. He's doing a series of 12 of them, so this is #2.

Good luck guessing it. It's a hard one!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180716/5ebf6a81379fa89767ed2e6f9bde6180.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 16, 2018, 04:00:07 pm
Another painting and quiz...thanks Lynn.

Nothing came to mind so had to do some digging on Google...is that cheating?  If it is I shall keep quiet, otherwise I'll share my guess.  Which I would never have got from my own general knowledge.
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Post by: redrhodie on July 16, 2018, 04:05:04 pm
Googling is fine. Take a guess!

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Post by: DavidP on July 16, 2018, 04:35:57 pm
Just a way to look even more silly that I can't crack it even with the aid of Google HA HA

What about Clarksdale Moan by Son House ...
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Post by: redrhodie on July 16, 2018, 04:37:26 pm
Sorry! That's not it.

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Post by: DavidP on July 16, 2018, 04:48:41 pm
More Google is required :)
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Post by: diademgrove on July 16, 2018, 10:26:53 pm
More Google is required :)


You could try the Bible. Its your one and only clue from me. Apart from it being on a Greatest Hits compilation that is. Good luck.
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Post by: DarrellW on July 17, 2018, 05:31:44 am
Could it be Bring it on home to me by Sam Cooke?
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Post by: diademgrove on July 17, 2018, 09:29:37 am
Could it be Bring it on home to me by Sam Cooke?

Sorry Darrell, its not Bring It On Home To Me. Although Sam Cooke wrote A Change is Gonna Come after hearing a different song by this songwriter.
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Post by: DarrellW on July 17, 2018, 10:37:06 am
Beyond the horizon - Bob Dylan?
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Post by: kontenda on July 17, 2018, 11:53:16 am
Highway 61 Revisited?
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Post by: redrhodie on July 17, 2018, 12:00:31 pm
Congratulations, kontenda!

Sorry Darrell. I was coming to say right artist, wrong song. I'm sure you would've gotten it then.
Highway 61 Revisited?

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 17, 2018, 12:06:28 pm
Darn, didn't recognise Abraham with his back-turned :)

Going to have to develop my lateral, associative thinking way more to feature in this game.

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Post by: redrhodie on July 17, 2018, 12:45:34 pm


Darn, didn't recognise Abraham with his back-turned :)

Going to have to develop my lateral, associative thinking way more to feature in this game.

Yes, there are ten more coming. You'd better start practicing that. Haha.

Really impressed it was solved so quickly. Keith is probably going to have to up the ante.

Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: kontenda on July 17, 2018, 12:59:38 pm
Once I heard it was a Dylan song and the word revisit was on the signpost - only one song came to mind - so I guess it wasn't really lateral thinking for me. I had to Google to see if Clarksdale is near Highway 61 as my knowledge of American geography is close to zero.
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Post by: redrhodie on July 17, 2018, 08:38:08 pm


Once I heard it was a Dylan song and the word revisit was on the signpost - only one song came to mind - so I guess it wasn't really lateral thinking for me. I had to Google to see if Clarksdale is near Highway 61 as my knowledge of American geography is close to zero.

I bet you're a good test taker. I had to Google Clarksdale, too, and I have decent knowledge of American geography.


Here is another of Keith's paintings. This is his exploration into Pop art. This isn't a song title, but she is a musician. Any guesses who?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180717/025c7f7072591226abb1f1134a1def58.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on July 17, 2018, 09:12:10 pm

Yes, there are ten more coming. You'd better start practicing that. Haha.

Really impressed it was solved so quickly. Keith is probably going to have to up the ante.

Lynn
Clearly no ante upping needed to challenge me  :)

Love the paintings and the puzzle
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Post by: DarrellW on July 17, 2018, 09:28:58 pm
It’s Kim Gordon from Sonic youth
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Post by: redrhodie on July 17, 2018, 09:35:52 pm
It’s Kim Gordon from Sonic youth
Wow, that's a record! Yes!

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Post by: DavidP on July 17, 2018, 09:52:55 pm
Kim who .... ha ha ha

Great likeness. I can see it now that I have Googled her  :)
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Post by: diademgrove on July 18, 2018, 09:23:22 am
Highway 61 Revisited?

Congratulations kontenda. A brilliant album as well as song that I played a lot during my school days.

Here's a version by P J Harvey




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Post by: DarrellW on July 18, 2018, 11:22:36 am
P J Harvey is ace, seen her playing a Gretsch Broadkaster and a Gibson firebird! She’s kinda weird but a great artist and talented on several instruments, would love to see her again!!!
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Post by: kontenda on July 18, 2018, 01:21:42 pm
Congratulations kontenda. A brilliant album as well as song that I played a lot during my school days.

Here's a version by P J Harvey

Yeah those first 8 or so albums of his were fairly constantly on my walkman through college. I have "Let England Shake" by P J which I enjoyed but not enough for me to pursue her further.
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Post by: DarrellW on July 18, 2018, 04:13:41 pm
This is more my memories of PJ, 2004 Glastonbury I saw her but this is on Jools Holland the same year!


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Post by: redrhodie on July 19, 2018, 12:29:21 pm
I have been listening to PJ Harvey since Keith posted that video. I knew the name but not her music. She's really great.

I finished another painting yesterday, my largest to date. It took me a few weeks of really long sessions. Poor Dave only sees me when he comes to bring me snacks. Haha. This is my exploration into a new way of working, which I'm pretty excited about. It's still egg tempera. I learned a lot on this one. I also moved my painting area to a different area in the studio, so I have better natural light, and it's more comfortable.

It's called The Disremembered Dream.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180719/67bf213c96309dec10f5710fca966ac2.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on July 19, 2018, 07:43:34 pm
Very interesting,  Lynn. Especially like the building as hypodermic.
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Post by: redrhodie on July 19, 2018, 11:05:34 pm
Thanks David. I was very excited to paint the Empire State building reasonably well.



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: MrBumble on July 20, 2018, 08:21:56 am
It's immediately recognisable as the Empire State building.
A very interesting painting.
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Post by: DavidP on July 20, 2018, 09:20:47 am
Agreed ... I knew it was the Empire State.  My mind was completely absorbed by the notions of the Empire State becoming a hypodermic to shoot up some dream dismembering substances.  Not a typical association with the Empire State.
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Post by: MrBumble on July 20, 2018, 10:02:14 am
I was just wondering if Lynn turned the painting round so that she was painting it the right way up - I would have to but I'm sure that Lynn didn't!
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Post by: redrhodie on July 20, 2018, 11:09:51 am
I was just wondering if Lynn turned the painting round so that she was painting it the right way up - I would have to but I'm sure that Lynn didn't!
Thanks for commenting on the building. I was really unsure of how to do it, was thinking about stencils or different guides I could use, but in the end I just free handed it. I actually paint and draw from all angles when I'm working from a photograph, like I was with the building. We were taught in high school from a book called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, which had some exercises about drawing things upside down which were, and are still, very helpful.

Do you paint?

Thanks again,
Lynn



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 20, 2018, 11:12:23 am


Agreed ... I knew it was the Empire State.  My mind was completely absorbed by the notions of the Empire State becoming a hypodermic to shoot up some dream dismembering substances.  Not a typical association with the Empire State.

Very good, David! I really thought you'd have to be American to understand it.

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Post by: redrhodie on July 23, 2018, 11:59:58 am
Another one from Keith's pop art inspired series. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180723/84617e24e0bcdf9eacd92e86941025c2.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: MrBumble on July 23, 2018, 12:13:40 pm
Oh yes, I like that!

Zebedee with attitude - that might find its way on to the office wall (if you don't mind).
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Post by: diademgrove on July 23, 2018, 01:54:45 pm
Oh yes, I like that!

Zebedee with attitude - that might find its way on to the office wall (if you don't mind).

I have no problem with that. Let's hope your employer doesn't either. I had a poster of Lenin on my wall for years. Someone from work went to the USSR on holiday and bought it back as a joke. I just left it where he put it :)

Now I'm retired its on my music room wall.

Good luck.
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Post by: MrBumble on July 23, 2018, 01:57:35 pm
Thanks!

Like you, I am retired so it will be on the wall in my office / study / music room.

Look out  for a picture at some point when I've finished the current phase of reorganisation.
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Post by: redrhodie on August 19, 2018, 10:42:11 am
I've completed two paintings, but I'm saving one for sound cloud because there's a song that goes with it. How's that for a teaser? Haha. Hopefully I'll post it in the next couple of weeks. The song is still being worked on.

This is my most recent, most realistic painting, but still feels kind of surreal to me.

Thanks to anyone who looks. I appreciate it.

Lynn(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180819/5b2f9057f06849157cbd728e2039cc23.jpg)

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Post by: redrhodie on August 19, 2018, 10:55:04 am
Here is a new one from Keith. Linocut is a new medium for him as well. I think it's fantastic. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180819/fc7d858aa20bf09987caf6ab527c7979.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on August 19, 2018, 11:15:08 am
Hi there, Lynn, how you keeping?

Lovely painting.  My sense ... take the nun out and you have a traditional sea/land-scape.  I like that sort of thing.  The nun ... well that changes it up a bit, no reason why a nun shouldn't be taking the sea air sitting on a rock, but just looks slightly incongruous ... she does seem to have a normal human face, rather than that of a fox, golden retriever or lamb, so not as surreal as some of your others :)

Look forward to the song ... I'll counter tease ... my most ambitious production will be posted soon, by end of Sep in the latest contest.

Thanks for sharing, Keith's

Really interesting technique, Keith, enjoyed that one as well ... no song title hidden in that one?  Good, save me from feeling baffled and showing my lack of lateral thinking combined with classic songs.
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Post by: redrhodie on August 19, 2018, 12:14:41 pm
Thanks David. When I saw her there, I thought the same thing, how out of place she looked sitting there on that rock. I knew I had to paint her then. Found surrealism.

Can't wait to hear your song. Intriguing...

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Post by: redrhodie on August 19, 2018, 12:40:22 pm
David, I'm well. Thanks for asking. I've just been in a creative head space and reading a lot. I'll be posting more on the forum soon.

How are you?

I've decided to put my other painting up. Sound Cloud might cut off too much of it.

I didn't really know what this was about when I started it, but then it became clear when the song lyrics came as I was working on it.

A bit of a contrast to the nun. Haha.

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Post by: DavidP on August 19, 2018, 03:06:36 pm
Now I am even more "teased" up, Lynn :)

Thought-provoking painting and I look forward to the song.

I am well ... life rocks along pretty much in the usual patterns.  Until different adventures crop up, like I am in Juba, South Sudan doing some work in our Bank there.  Not something I imagined and expected.  Did take sundowners while looking over the Nile River which is one to remember.

And apart from work and family, the guitar/music hobby is equally rocking along ... am really enjoying trying to get finger-picking to the same level as my strumming, such as it is.
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Post by: diademgrove on August 20, 2018, 01:01:21 pm


Really interesting technique, Keith, enjoyed that one as well ... no song title hidden in that one?  Good, save me from feeling baffled and showing my lack of lateral thinking combined with classic songs.

My attempt at German Expressionism. No song title. That will have to wait a while. I have a few other paintings to finish first.

Thanks for the comments.

I think Lynn's nun on a chair gazing East to Ireland makes the painting. The beauty of art, its all in the eye of the beholder.

Keith
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Post by: DavidP on August 20, 2018, 08:11:37 pm
My attempt at German Expressionism. No song title. That will have to wait a while. I have a few other paintings to finish first.

Thanks for the comments.

I think Lynn's nun on a chair gazing East to Ireland makes the painting. The beauty of art, its all in the eye of the beholder.

Keith

Keith, well German Expressionism means nothing to me ... not well educated in the visual arts.  I look and like it or not, from the simplest possible point of view ... the eye of the beholder without any technical or stylistic knowledge.

Hope we get to see the other paintings when they are done ... I do enjoy your and Lynne's art.
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Post by: redrhodie on August 21, 2018, 08:02:02 pm
Wow, David, that sounds very exotic! Sundowners over the Nile should be your album title. See, I'm doing it again. Haha. You'll thank me later...

The song is coming along. I think it's my best lyrics. Unfortunately, it will definitely not work in the happy song contest. It took me several takes to finally sing it without crying, and many, many takes to do them justice. I put my heart into this one, for sure.

Oh boy, I just upped the ante again. Now you're gonna be disappointed! Haha.



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Post by: DavidP on August 22, 2018, 02:35:26 pm
Well less exotic than in sounds, but certainly something a little out of my ordinary.

LOL ... I think before I worry about an album maybe a single with A & B sides :)

Go well with your song ... as for the Contest, I can imagine in a contest it may be your happiest song ever if it is your best lyrics and heart in it ... even if it is an emotional ride.  I think a lot of lattitude in how you explain your choice :)

Look forward to hearing it and shall be careful to have tissues on hand when I listen ...
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Post by: Rufusragatip on August 22, 2018, 09:31:41 pm
Hi,

Talent within the confines of this thread?
I should cocoa - and in abundance, too.
From painting to drawing to sculpture.
Thought provoking in parts, but absolutely amazing all the same.
If the art is anything to go by - where do I find a link to the music?

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on August 22, 2018, 10:02:51 pm


Hi,

Talent within the confines of this thread?
I should cocoa - and in abundance, too.
From painting to drawing to sculpture.
Thought provoking in parts, but absolutely amazing all the same.
If the art is anything to go by - where do I find a link to the music?

Kind regards,
Rufus

Thanks so much, Rufus. I really appreciate that. I had to look up "I should cocoa". Haha. I thought you'd had an auto correct issue. You're too kind.

Here is a playlist of some of our songs:

Listen to fmlhsc by faraway my lovely #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-468459034/sets/fmlhsc

Thanks again,
Lynn

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Post by: Rufusragatip on August 22, 2018, 11:21:21 pm
Hi,

Just finished listening to the 9 tracks from the link, and for what it is worth - I thoroughly enjoyed all nine tracks and have added you to my fav's file.

First impression(s) -
I could visualise, in my minds eye at least on several of the tracks - Mike Oldfield meets John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley and Phil Collins, who then meets Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle with a touch of Kate Bush.

I closed my eyes to concentrate - trying to think of something to be able to say by way of critique, be it from a laymans' point of view - but I can't.
,... and for the highest praise that I can offer - if the above appraisal needs boosting - each and every track could be added to a certain pc game - the biggest mmo in history (WoW) - and it would hold its own and be enjoyed by millions.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the tracks.

Kind regards,
Rufus

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Post by: redrhodie on August 23, 2018, 12:28:18 am


Well less exotic than in sounds, but certainly something a little out of my ordinary.

LOL ... I think before I worry about an album maybe a single with A & B sides :)

Go well with your song ... as for the Contest, I can imagine in a contest it may be your happiest song ever if it is your best lyrics and heart in it ... even if it is an emotional ride.  I think a lot of lattitude in how you explain your choice :)

Look forward to hearing it and shall be careful to have tissues on hand when I listen ...

I like your logic, David, but I think putting it in the happy contest might cloud the message.

Have a safe trip home!



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on August 23, 2018, 12:38:00 am


Hi,

Just finished listening to the 9 tracks from the link, and for what it is worth - I thoroughly enjoyed all nine tracks and have added you to my fav's file.

First impression(s) -
I could visualise, in my minds eye at least on several of the tracks - Mike Oldfield meets John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley and Phil Collins, who then meets Stevie Nicks, Belinda Carlisle with a touch of Kate Bush.

I closed my eyes to concentrate - trying to think of something to be able to say by way of critique, be it from a laymans' point of view - but I can't.
,... and for the highest praise that I can offer - if the above appraisal needs boosting - each and every track could be added to a certain pc game - the biggest mmo in history (WoW) - and it would hold its own and be enjoyed by millions.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the tracks.

Kind regards,
Rufus

Wow, Rufus, thank you for that amazing review. I didn't think you'd listen to the whole playlist. You're much too kind!

Lynn



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on August 23, 2018, 05:57:24 am

I like your logic, David, but I think putting it in the happy contest might cloud the message.

Have a safe trip home

Wherever, whenever, look forward to the song, Lynn, yours solo or with the others are ways a great.

Thanks, head home tomorrow.
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Post by: LievenDV on August 24, 2018, 07:28:13 am
Great job on the faces and the ESBuilding is very recognizeable, even for someone from Belgium ^^.

It seems like a hommage to Dalì (surrealism), but the rudimentary and perspective-less chair injects* the painting with an explicit dose of postmodernistisch collage style. (*pun intended) .

I guess the collage style associated with punk suits you as well? :)
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Post by: redrhodie on August 27, 2018, 02:59:38 pm


Great job on the faces and the ESBuilding is very recognizeable, even for someone from Belgium ^^.

It seems like a hommage to Dalì (surrealism), but the rudimentary and perspective-less chair injects* the painting with an explicit dose of postmodernistisch collage style. (*pun intended) .

I guess the collage style associated with punk suits you as well? :)

Thanks so much Lieven. I really appreciate your thoughts and am glad you like them! Sorry I didn't respond to this sooner, I've been focused on something. But yes, you understand the style, and get the references. Im trying something a little different on the next one, but it won't be suitable to post here. Haha. But I'm excited and hopeful it will lead to my growth.

Thanks again,
Lynn

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Post by: DavidP on August 27, 2018, 04:06:20 pm
Im trying something a little different on the next one, but it won't be suitable to post here. Haha. But I'm excited and hopeful it will lead to my growth.

Thanks again,
Lynn
That sounds intriguing, Lynn ... I'm broad-minded so would love to receive a PM of the next one :)
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Post by: redrhodie on August 28, 2018, 12:51:59 pm
That sounds intriguing, Lynn ... I'm broad-minded so would love to receive a PM of the next one :)
Okay. It's in the works and so far isn't as racy as it was in my head, so I may just post it. If it gets questionable I'll pm you a picture.

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Post by: DavidP on August 28, 2018, 05:12:51 pm
Okay. It's in the works and so far isn't as racy as it was in my head, so I may just post it. If it gets questionable I'll pm you a picture.
Look forward to it Lynn.
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Post by: redrhodie on August 29, 2018, 01:30:13 pm
Look forward to it Lynn.
It's done. Hopefully the thing I'm concerned about showing is abstract enough to not be offensive. I will understand if the mods need to remove it.

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Post by: DavidP on August 29, 2018, 03:37:17 pm
It's done. Hopefully the thing I'm concerned about showing is abstract enough to not be offensive. I will understand if the mods need to remove it.
IMO not offensive, Lynn.  This one has me pretty baffled, not sure what to make of it.  Will have to let it percolate in my subconscious and see what bubbles up.  Love the face of what I think is a parrot or macaw.
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Post by: redrhodie on August 29, 2018, 04:01:31 pm
IMO not offensive, Lynn.  This one has me pretty baffled, not sure what to make of it.  Will have to let it percolate in my subconscious and see what bubbles up.  Love the face of what I think is a parrot or macaw.
I thought that might be the case. Haha. I think that's good, though. Everything shouldn't always be so easy to understand. If anything bubbles up later, I'd love to hear it, but no worries if it doesn't.
 
As always, thanks for commenting!

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Post by: Rufusragatip on August 30, 2018, 11:54:38 pm
Hi, The self portrait of the guy holding the ‘baby’ on GBBO (UK cooking show on TV) was more offensive than the picture, imo, and the former had my wife and I crying with laughter. First thoughts when I saw the art here was,... ‘I caught a fish this big’  ;), then I pictured the scene from Platoon. The subject matter, in my minds eye is showing despair, even pain. Every way as much thought provoking as the other works of art. Kind regards, Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on August 31, 2018, 12:11:59 pm
Hi, The self portrait of the guy holding the ‘baby’ on GBBO (UK cooking show on TV) was more offensive than the picture, imo, and the former had my wife and I crying with laughter. First thoughts when I saw the art here was,... ‘I caught a fish this big’  ;), then I pictured the scene from Platoon. The subject matter, in my minds eye is showing despair, even pain. Every way as much thought provoking as the other works of art. Kind regards, Rufus
Thanks so much, Rufus. I find that very encouraging. I don't know that cooking show, so that part was lost on me, but it sounds very funny. As for my painting, there was a story behind it which I thought it was hilarious, but it changed along the way. Now I see something different every time I look at it, but not pain. Today it's an ascension.

Thanks again for taking the time to look and comment,

Lynn

Below is the latest from. Keith.

Wow, Keith, I love this one! Gouache certainly agrees with you. Great use of color and patter. It's really stunning. You should do this in oil.


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Post by: Rufusragatip on September 12, 2018, 04:02:32 pm
Hi,

Another thought provoker. This time I'm lost,... almost. ;D
When I first saw the picture - first thing that went through my mind - Star Trek control room.... well it did. :P
Then, on closer inspection - I saw a bath-time rubber duck sat above the fireplace. ;D

Could it be a thinker?
I see solitude. Not to be misconstrued with loneliness.
Burning the midnight oil.
More than likely wrong, but minds-eye and all that. ;)

Kind regards,
Rufus
 
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Post by: DavidP on September 12, 2018, 05:01:59 pm
Thanks for the upload, Lynn.

Interesting look about the picture, Keith.  I know precious little about art, just look and like or don't like.  This is intriguing to look at.  The message ... no idea :)  But the rubber duck also caught my eye as well as the shape of the skull and hair style. Thanks for sharing your work.
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Post by: redrhodie on September 12, 2018, 05:17:24 pm
I will let Keith explain his painting, even though I know what the rubber ducky is. Haha.

I've done another painting, but fear it will be seen as sacriligious (even though the reason I painted it was personal and the religious aspect came about organically). I feel it's too controversial and possibly dangerous to show on the internet, especially with the current state of affairs where I live (the USA), so I've decided not to post it, but if anyone wants to see it, shoot me a pm.

Lynn

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Post by: diademgrove on September 12, 2018, 08:05:54 pm
Thanks for the comments Rufus and David.

The rubber duck is a sculpture of a person's head. The purple man is Picasso sat in a chair contemplating what he'll do in 1932. Add in a touch of Matisse and voila. Judging by the type of art he created in 1932 I don't think he was contemplating solitude.

The great thing about art is it belongs to the viewer. We are each entitled to add to it what we think its about.

Thanks again

Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on September 27, 2018, 05:15:26 am
Here is another one by Keith. It's acrylic on canvas, and he's been painting it for weeks. All I can say is wow!

It's called Sunset on the Humber through the lens of Albert Johnson.
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Post by: redrhodie on September 27, 2018, 05:29:53 am
And here's a little watercolor from me. I'm on holiday, which is why I haven't been around much lately.

This is the view out my window in Northern Ireland. My painting doesn't due it justice.

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Post by: DavidP on September 27, 2018, 06:06:19 am
Beautiful Lynn

Celebrate and enjoy time with your friend.

And if I can be cheeky, when you get a mo go check out my second original.  As one of the inspiration song-writers here, listening to you encouraged me to also try.
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Post by: brianlarsen on October 02, 2018, 02:16:11 pm
Rainy day here on Merseyside and I was avoiding productivity, scanning through the forum, when I stumbled on this
Lots of interesting and thought-provoking art work in this thread. It's a privilege to have 'windows' into others' creativity :)

It made me smile, because it reminded me of why I took up the guitar.

Towards the end of last year, I decided to spend more time being creative and learn a skill, now that my children are growing up and becoming independent.

I’ve always loved art and had promised myself I’d learn to paint one day.

I joined a still life art class last November.
My teacher laughed when I asked whether I should use oils or acrylics. He gave me a pencil to begin with and said I should move on to pastels before trying to paint.
I was happy with my first pastel (below) and my enthusiasm led to me receiving loads of paint brushes, oils and acrylics from the family for Christmas.
They’re all lying unopened in the room next door, as soon after Christmas, my son decided he’d like to take up the guitar (he’s switched to bass now) and I thought, if I don’t do the same, I never will.

It was the right choice, as I’ve really enjoyed it- and- I still look forward to picking up a brush someday  :)

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Post by: DavidP on October 02, 2018, 02:26:03 pm
Lovely still life, Brian. I spent a couple of years walking that road and painted a few oils before I went off to pursue Toastmasters. I think I shared a couple, maybe on this thread earlier on.
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Post by: brianlarsen on October 03, 2018, 09:56:35 am
I think I shared a couple, maybe on this thread earlier on.

Hi David,
Yes, I saw the sea and Table mountain- lovely!
It's an enjoyable frustration to know what you want something to look like (or indeed sound like!) and struggle to even get close to that.
Ah well... inch by winch as the sailors say  ;)
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Post by: redrhodie on October 06, 2018, 02:21:39 pm


Rainy day here on Merseyside and I was avoiding productivity, scanning through the forum, when I stumbled on this
Lots of interesting and thought-provoking art work in this thread. It's a privilege to have 'windows' into others' creativity :)

It made me smile, because it reminded me of why I took up the guitar.

Towards the end of last year, I decided to spend more time being creative and learn a skill, now that my children are growing up and becoming independent.

I’ve always loved art and had promised myself I’d learn to paint one day.

I joined a still life art class last November.
My teacher laughed when I asked whether I should use oils or acrylics. He gave me a pencil to begin with and said I should move on to pastels before trying to paint.
I was happy with my first pastel (below) and my enthusiasm led to me receiving loads of paint brushes, oils and acrylics from the family for Christmas.
They’re all lying unopened in the room next door, as soon after Christmas, my son decided he’d like to take up the guitar (he’s switched to bass now) and I thought, if I don’t do the same, I never will.

It was the right choice, as I’ve really enjoyed it- and- I still look forward to picking up a brush someday  :)

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Hi Brian,

Your still life shows a lot of skill. I hope you do and post more.

If I were your teacher, I would have encountered you to paint if that's what you wanted to do. What's the worst that can happen?! I would be concerned that the advice he gave you would take the fun out of learning and exploring. I vaguely see his point, but know it's not the only way to do it. So my advice is open your Christmas presents and see what happens, and most importantly, have fun.

Thanks for the comments on our art,
Lynn

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Post by: redrhodie on October 11, 2018, 09:47:39 pm
A pen and ink drawing I did from the Portrait of Lady Agnew by John Singer Sargent. Wow, what a painting. My drawing doesn't do her justice, but I'm pleased it didn't go too far off the rails. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181011/4cd6b62a98d12c2a5d9e05886f79b904.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on October 12, 2018, 10:49:13 pm
Fair likeness, Lynne, looks good.
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Post by: Rufusragatip on October 13, 2018, 02:57:02 pm
Hi,

Lynn, I soooooo hope that the gantry cranes are just that, and not teeth. You know what I'm like. See things that aren't what they are. :P ;) ;D

Love the colours in the Humber picture by Keith. Another fine piece.
As for the picture of Northern Ireland - the use of the greens are fantastic, and very reminiscent of the lanes of South Armagh. Coincidental thought, no doubt.
I went and looked at the original of the Lady Agnew painting to compare the two - on the site I ended up viewing there were many 'copies' by artists, and it is very safe to say that your head shot sketch is up their with the best of them, and better than most.

Brian - I wanted to reach into the screen and take a bite out of the apples. Loved it.

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: brianlarsen on October 13, 2018, 03:48:39 pm
Brian - I wanted to reach into the screen and take a bite out of the apples. Loved it.

Ta Rufus,

I was happy enough with it to give to my daughter to hang in her room at uni  ;)
Perspective needs a bit of sorting, as in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXypyrutq_M

You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose-
but you can't pick your friend's nose  :P
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Post by: redrhodie on October 14, 2018, 01:41:21 am
Thanks Rufus. Your comment about the cranes through me off, because I just started one that also has cranes, and couldn't figure out how you knew that. Haha. Yes, those are cranes on the jetty in Keith's painting, not teeth.

Thanks for saying that about lady Agnew. Thanks David, too.

I gave the little water color to the owner of the farm, and she said she loved it, so I'm glad I did.

Lynn





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Post by: diademgrove on October 14, 2018, 10:37:58 am
Thanks Rufus I'm glad you like the painting. It was a great photograph taken by the brother of somebody I went to school with (a huge coincidence) and I thought I'd try to be Turner for a day.

Brian, shame you've stopped painting, you can do both. I'd have ignored the teacher and done painted anyway.

Lynn, great drawing, one day I may attempt to paint her. Seeing the original next to a couple of Van Gogh's gives you plenty to think about. Frightening and inspiring at the same time.

If any of you are in Edinburgh you should definitely make time to see Lady Agnew.

Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on October 19, 2018, 01:08:13 am
Hi guys,

This one came about after watching a video on the Scottish artist John Byrne, who paints amazing self portraits without looking in the mirror, because, he says, he knows what he looks like. Well, I thought I knew what I looked like, and decided to give it a whirl. Turns out, it's not as easy as it sounds.

Not sure this looks anything like me, especially since I'm portrayed here as a saint, haha. Yes, I'm being ironic.

Oh, and I'd like to share some great news! Keith is having his first opening in a group show tonight. Keith, I'm REALLY happy for you. I knew right from the start that this day would come quickly, and here it is! Have fun tonight!

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Post by: Rufusragatip on October 20, 2018, 01:47:29 pm
Hi,

Heads that the orange circle is a celestial body - tails it is a sombrero.  ;) :P ;D
I liked the painting the first time I saw it and my onions haven't changed.
Love the colours used, and for what it is worth - other colours wouldn't have worked anywhere near as impactive, imho.

Keith - Yessssss! Awesome news and well deserved.

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: DavidP on October 20, 2018, 03:16:13 pm
Pretty good Lynn, fair likeness for the first go.  And I guess you may look more closely at yourself in the mirror for take 2 :)

Congrats and all the best, Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on October 20, 2018, 06:09:47 pm
Haha Rufus! I thought the same thing. A little ambiguity is almost always a good thing. It's always a treat to read your comments! Thanks so much!

Thanks David. Definitely will give it another go. I think I'll do one with my guitar next time.

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Post by: redrhodie on October 20, 2018, 10:30:53 pm
Salome with the head of John the Baptist in the style of Picasso, by Keith.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181020/64453d08aa948ef8c61032f4b1b19407.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on October 21, 2018, 06:09:54 am
Thanks for sharing Lynn

A little different,  Keith.

How was the gig?
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Post by: diademgrove on October 21, 2018, 08:08:25 am
Thanks David. A local art collective organises skill workshops from their own gallery. They are currently holding an exhibition of work created by the attendees. I and my wife have a number of pieces in it and Friday was the official opening. The evening went well and the walls of the gallery looked very good.


I've drawing a painting of Salome with the head of John the Baptist which is in our local municipal art gallery to improve my drawing skills. When its time to go the drawing is finished. I should have a number of drawings to look at over time to see if I'm improving. This was based on last week's drawing and I thought why not make it a little different. Maybe not quite Picasso but its something I could have seen him doing.

Thanks again,

Keith
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Post by: DavidP on October 21, 2018, 09:31:26 am
Sounds great, Keith, good for you !!
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Post by: redrhodie on October 22, 2018, 08:20:19 pm
Okay guys, another song title painting by Keith.

Any guesses? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181022/75d63a15785e90be9fea5d072fea0693.jpg)

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Post by: redrhodie on October 25, 2018, 03:20:06 pm
Okay guys, another song title painting by Keith.

Any guesses? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181022/75d63a15785e90be9fea5d072fea0693.jpg)

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Keith has obviously made this one too hard. Haha. I admit I didn't get it, and neither did his wife.

Anyone want to take a guess? I'll give you a hint, there are two versions of this song with similar titles, just one letter difference.

Good luck!

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Post by: DavidP on October 25, 2018, 04:15:31 pm
Thanks for the bump, Lynn.  Saw this and then forgot about it.

I'm going to say Hendrix's Voodoo Chile
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Post by: redrhodie on October 25, 2018, 08:48:04 pm
Thanks for the bump, Lynn.  Saw this and then forgot about it.

I'm going to say Hendrix's Voodoo Chile
We have a winner! Good job David!

Give yourself something special. Haha.



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Post by: DavidP on October 25, 2018, 08:55:00 pm
We have a winner! Good job David!

Give yourself something special. Haha.


 ;D
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Post by: Rufusragatip on October 25, 2018, 10:29:38 pm
We have a winner! Good job David!

Give yourself something special. Haha.

I'm going to have a nightmare now wondering what he will give himself.  ;D
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Post by: diademgrove on October 25, 2018, 10:56:56 pm
Congratulations DavidP. I've now bought the stretcher bars for no 4 although I've no idea which song to pick. Maybe something a little easy.

Keith
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Post by: DavidP on October 26, 2018, 05:38:33 am
Thanks Keith

Always a lot of fun to stretch the creative thinking powers.

Look forward to the next one.  You say something easy ... well I guess that's relative.  I came up with that quite quickly and haven't got anywhere close before, so this was my "easy" one :)
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Post by: redrhodie on October 27, 2018, 10:32:34 pm
Another self portrait without looking at myself. I cheated a little by photographing my ear. It's hard to figure out all those shadows without looking at one. The rest was just from my imagination. 

It's called The Daydreamer.

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Post by: DavidP on October 27, 2018, 10:43:06 pm
Love your style in these paintings, Lynn ... so peaceful, simple but not
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Post by: Rufusragatip on October 30, 2018, 06:06:51 pm
Hi,

Awesome, Lynn.
I was sat down watching a recorded TV show last night with my wife. The show is called 'The Chase'.
There was a question on the show - 'Which classic artist did most self portraits'?
As quick as you like, I said - 'I know - Lynn from Justinguitars'.
My wife and I both burst out laughing. She also loves yours and Keith's paintings.
I even guessed the correct answer. Rembrandt with 62 to his name.

Kind regards,
Rufus

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Post by: redrhodie on October 31, 2018, 12:44:59 am
Thanks David. I like simple, but not. I might strive for that again.

Haha Rufus. I better get cracking if I'm gonna get to quiz show answer status. Thanks for checking it out, and I'm glad you like it.



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Post by: redrhodie on November 02, 2018, 08:42:01 pm
Yet another self portrait. I'm going for Rembrandt's record. Haha.

I painted this one several months ago from a photograph and wasn't happy with it, so I didn't post it. It was very gray and my chin was too big, and I looked kind of scary. Haha.

I spent yesterday going to museums in Boston, where I saw a few amazing paintings by the artist who inspired this one's pallet, Max Beckmann, and after thinking about it I decided to try and fix it today. Although it still doesn't look like a Beckmann, it was a success. I don't look as gray as a ghost anymore.

Speaking of Rembrandt, one if the museums I went to yesterday, the Isabella Gardner, had a famous heist in the 90s where a Rembrandt self portrait was among the stolen works. Also taken was a Vermeer, and several Degas. Their frames hang empty in their original places, and it's quite a sad reminder that they're gone.

This one is called Self portrait in the Secret Caverns.

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Post by: DavidP on November 02, 2018, 09:27:12 pm
Love the shadows and orangey textures in the background, Lynn, very cool.
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Post by: Rufusragatip on November 03, 2018, 01:13:59 pm
Hi,

Lynn - I knew instantly who your latest benchmark, self portrait reminded me of, and then I looked again, and again and again......
I then called my wife in to see your latest work, and I very nearly fell out my chair with her reaction.
I asked her who it reminded her of and my wife offered the exact same name as I had running around in my head.
Janet Street-Porter.
When one places a hand to obscure from the nose-tip down - it is Janet.
Wow! Just wow!
Yet another fine piece of work.
Like David, I too love the orange and shading, especially around the neck.

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on November 03, 2018, 03:22:31 pm
Thanks David. I'm glad you like the background. I picked the orange color to compliment the blue.

Rufus, I don't know who that is, but that's funny you both thought the same thing. I googled her. It's probably the haircut and eyes. My hair is actually much lighter red hers, and than it looks in this painting. But there's a picture of her in an outfit similar to something I wear. Funny.

Thanks for commenting, and I'm glad you like it!



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Post by: redrhodie on November 08, 2018, 01:29:32 pm
I finished another one, not a self portrait! Don't worry!

This is based on a song I wrote called the Russian Song. You can hear it here:

Listen to Russian Song (with Intro) by faraway my lovely #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/user-468459034/russian-song-with-intro

The song came to me in a dream, and I've always been able to picture the woman, so much so that I often wonder if the story is something from a past life, or of an ancestor, her death somewhere in my DNA. Or I could just have an active imagination. Haha.

Anyway, I'm pleased with this one. This is the woman I sing about.

Lynn



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Post by: DavidP on November 08, 2018, 01:46:07 pm
What an evocative piece of music, Lynn ... could feel the coldness, bleakness, barrenness. Painting depicts the same sense of things.  Did like the peaceful look on her face, despite the circumstances of the story, such as the song shares.  She looks kind of ethereal, has a glow about her, as she lies in the cold darkness.
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Post by: Rufusragatip on November 08, 2018, 02:02:39 pm
Hi,

Personal opinion - I think this is my 'bestest' favourite of all your works. ;D ;)
The feet on the woman are almost photographic. The shading of the ankle and toes are what actually draws the viewer in - or at least - this viewer. ;)
The angry sea is fantastic.
You call the song 'Russian Song', which I think is also great - however, returning to the sea, if I may - I've witnessed seas with such colourings off 'The Bill' and your picture takes my dreams and memories back.
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You're also an edjumikayter (amongst your other talents of being a fine song writer, singer and all-round good spud) - I learnt a new word today when looking up 'surrealism art' - juxtaposition ;) ;D ;D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on November 09, 2018, 04:22:46 pm
Thanks David! You know, I didn't consider showing her having any signs of trauma. Those might be the secrets left untold from the lyrics. Glad you like the song as well.

Thanks Rufus. It's really encouraging that this is your bestest favorite. Maybe I'm headed down the right path. I'm also glad you learned the word juxtaposition. Haha.

Lynn



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Post by: redrhodie on November 23, 2018, 11:40:58 am
Here's Keith's latest painting, Waiting for Andy (although I think he should call it Waiting for the Wrecking Ball). It's oil on canvas.

Wow. Fantastic, Keith. I love it!

I've been painting up a storm myself (not literally) but needed the help of a photographer to capture the last one due to the extreme differences in dark and light. I also applied to my first show. A big step forward.

We also have a song or two in the works. I'll be posting one next week for sure.

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Post by: DavidP on November 23, 2018, 02:40:32 pm
Thanks Lynne

Interesting style and colours.  I suppose it is a particular style that an art student would recognise.  For me just looks a bit different.  The title is also intriguing.  No tins around so maybe not waiting for Warhol.  Fine work, Keith.

How exciting to hear about a show ... good luck, I hope that comes off as desired.

And more songs ... excellent :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 23, 2018, 07:49:42 pm

Interesting style and colours.  I suppose it is a particular style that an art student would recognise.  For me just looks a bit different.  The title is also intriguing.  No tins around so maybe not waiting for Warhol.  Fine work, Keith.


Thanks David, I mixed up the styles so an art student may have difficulty recognising it. The colours are too cold for expressionism. The drawing is also too close to reality. Some of the colours are accurately painted and some came out of my head.

Andy is Warhol. he did more than paint tins of soup. He along with fellow pop artists re-introduced real things into art. Something neglected by abstract expressionism.

Thanks again your comments are much appreciated.

Keith 
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Post by: DavidP on November 24, 2018, 05:04:22 am
Thanks David, I mixed up the styles so an art student may have difficulty recognising it. The colours are too cold for expressionism. The drawing is also too close to reality. Some of the colours are accurately painted and some came out of my head.

Andy is Warhol. he did more than paint tins of soup. He along with fellow pop artists re-introduced real things into art. Something neglected by abstract expressionism.

Thanks again your comments are much appreciated.

Keith

Keith, thanks for taking time to provide some background. Went off and googled expressionism and abstract expressionism.  Just that smallest titbit of knowledge gave me fresh eyes and mind. So I can see what you mean on the style.

As for Andy ... oversight on my part not to have a tongue-in-cheek emoji after the comment  :)

And I am guessing I may grasp more of the title's significance if I knew more about Andy...more than tins and (if I am correct) association with The Velvet Underground.

My brother and I were chatting about how deeper knowledge shifts how one experiences and appreciates things, particularly creative arts, like painting and music. My very superficial appreciation based on how the image appeals to me is a very limited basis to offer comment. I guess fair to either like or dislike but any comment as to artiistic merit or quality should be avoided.  Our observation is many folk offer comments on merit or quality on things with zero knowledge and we conclude that it is best not to enter into discussion in such cases when you actually have knowledge...a sure path to frustration.

Goodness me, I have rambled off this morning  ;D

Thanks again for sharing the painting and more about it.
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Post by: diademgrove on November 24, 2018, 09:45:37 am
Keith, thanks for taking time to provide some background. Went off and googled expressionism and abstract expressionism.  Just that smallest titbit of knowledge gave me fresh eyes and mind. So I can see what you mean on the style.

As for Andy ... oversight on my part not to have a tongue-in-cheek emoji after the comment  :)

And I am guessing I may grasp more of the title's significance if I knew more about Andy...more than tins and (if I am correct) association with The Velvet Underground.

My brother and I were chatting about how deeper knowledge shifts how one experiences and appreciates things, particularly creative arts, like painting and music. My very superficial appreciation based on how the image appeals to me is a very limited basis to offer comment. I guess fair to either like or dislike but any comment as to artiistic merit or quality should be avoided.  Our observation is many folk offer comments on merit or quality on things with zero knowledge and we conclude that it is best not to enter into discussion in such cases when you actually have knowledge...a sure path to frustration.

Goodness me, I have rambled off this morning  ;D

Thanks again for sharing the painting and more about it.

Comments based on little or no knowledge can be the most helpful of all. Especially if you're not painting for art students and art critics. Art, like music, is so subjective that all opinions are valid, in my view.

Andy Warhol and a few other pop artists put people and things back into paintings. The dominant trend at the time was abstract expressionism which excluded the actual representation of real things. If you look at his prints of Marilyn Monroe he married colour from the expressionists with a publicity shot of Marilyn and to me it worked. Yes you can spend hours looking at a Jackson Pollack and daydreaming about the feelings it creates inside you but sometimes you want to be woke up with a bucket of cold water and that's Andy. Some of his work just grabs hold of you and you say wow! You don't really need a lot of knowledge for that. A bit like listening to She Loves You by the Beatles for the first time in 1963 as a child.

Please keep on commenting I find it really helpful.

Thanks again,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 24, 2018, 04:05:55 pm
Comments based on little or no knowledge can be the most helpful of all. Especially if you're not painting for art students and art critics. Art, like music, is so subjective that all opinions are valid, in my view.

Andy Warhol and a few other pop artists put people and things back into paintings. The dominant trend at the time was abstract expressionism which excluded the actual representation of real things. If you look at his prints of Marilyn Monroe he married colour from the expressionists with a publicity shot of Marilyn and to me it worked. Yes you can spend hours looking at a Jackson Pollack and daydreaming about the feelings it creates inside you but sometimes you want to be woke up with a bucket of cold water and that's Andy. Some of his work just grabs hold of you and you say wow! You don't really need a lot of knowledge for that. A bit like listening to She Loves You by the Beatles for the first time in 1963 as a child.

Please keep on commenting I find it really helpful.

Thanks again,

Keith

Makes sense and I agree, Keith.

I will keep commenting based on my own experience in looking at a painting, sharing what I like and what I don't and the specifics.  Actually I do the same with music, since I am not that knowledgeable about music  ;)

The context of the conversation with my brother was more in terms of people who judge something as being of good quality or merit based solely on whether or not they like it.  In my case, I can say I don't particularly like Warhol's Monroe prints; however, I can't say they are "rubbish" art since I really haven't any basis to make that call. Similarly for Pollock's work. 

In the music context, Howard Goodall's first example from his appreciation of the Beatles was I Am The Walrus.  He had a great reason why this is such a magnificent song, which I can't recall.  That maybe so, however, I don't like it.  Much happier listening to She Loves You, even if it is musically far simpler than the later works that Goodall so values.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 24, 2018, 10:04:21 pm
I finished another tempera painting. Unfortunately I didn't have it done for my photography session the other day. It's not quite as bright as in this photograph.

It's called Two Scottish Blackface Waiting for a Rainbow. It's a gift for my friend who took me and another friend on a trip to Ireland, where we toured a sheep farm one day. Turns out touring a sheep farm is more like hiking up a mountain than we realized it would be, or were prepared for. None of us brought food or water, and we climbed and climbed and climbed for hours. A little bit from the top was a deluge, and we suddenly were drenched and cold and I thought, how am I ever going to make it the rest of the way?

Then, like magic, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and a double rainbow appeared; all of our effort was clearly worth it. We got to the top, then we practically ran back down because it was getting dark, and the idea of hiking down a mountain in the dark was very motivating. Haha.

You might wonder why I didn't paint the rainbows. Well, I knew I couldn't do them justice. They were really, really beautiful.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 25, 2018, 05:53:08 am
What a lovely painting, Lynn.

The shades and textures of the fields, the sky and your sheep are spot on.

Also adds to the enjoyment to know the story behind the painting.

I do enjoy this quiet non music corner ever so much. Glad you and Keith keep jt going.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 25, 2018, 01:09:37 pm
Thank you, David.

I am glad you're enjoying this area. No pressure to comment, but we both really appreciate that you do!

Lynn



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 25, 2018, 01:14:34 pm
Thank you, David.

I am glad you're enjoying this area. No pressure to comment, but we both really appreciate that you do!

Lynn

 ;D Feel no pressure at all, Lynn. Enjoy the conversation and appreciate you taking time to share.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 25, 2018, 08:32:54 pm
Hi,

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world

First thoughts after reading your post ;) :)

Love the picture, Lynn.

@Keith -
Love the colours you used.
Dare I say - the picture, in my minds eye, is very reminiscent of Lowry.

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 25, 2018, 08:53:01 pm
Aww, thanks Rufus. I'm pleased you like it and were reminded of that song. Now it's gonna be stuck in my head. There are worse things in life.

I just got my photos from the photographer. This was the one I couldn't photograph myself. Although this is better, it's still not right. The camera seems to see much more than the naked eye does. In real life, the man just barely visible. I'm a little disappointed.

Do you remember I painted her before? This is what was happening in the opposite direction.

The Russian Song 2
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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 25, 2018, 09:03:19 pm
Dark story, Lynn ... just how you like it  ;)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 25, 2018, 11:14:19 pm
Hi,

The capturing of the left leg, whilst underneath the transparent material, is very similar to that of Lady Agnew's left and right arm, and that is held in, and spoken about, with high regard from critics of Sargent's work which I recall from edjumikayting myself after you posted your vision of the Lady.

kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 25, 2018, 11:33:09 pm
Hi,

The capturing of the left leg, whilst underneath the transparent material, is very similar to that of Lady Agnew's left and right arm, and that is held in, and spoken about, with high regard from critics of Sargent's work which I recall from edjumikayting myself after you posted your vision of the Lady.

kind regards,
Rufus

Wow, I'm very impressed. I was indeed thinking of Lady Agnew when I did the dress. Good eye, Rufus. Sargent is an inspiration. So is Bosch. And Van Gogh. Haha. I steal from the best. And so did they. Although I'm not sure who Bosch stole from. I think he just time traveled into the 1960s and met Timothy Leary. Haha.

Thanks again for checking them out and being too kind!



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 25, 2018, 11:37:49 pm
Dark story, Lynn ... just how you like it  ;)
But too dark to photograph! It's a huge problem.

(But in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal. Haha).

Thanks again David.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 26, 2018, 07:54:26 am
Thanks Rufus, glad you like the colours. Nothing wrong with Lowry. I have a postcard of his painting of York Castle on my wall. Not in his usual style but I like it.

Sargent may not be too impressed with the comparison though. That's where the inspiration for the two women came from.

Thanks again,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 26, 2018, 12:03:08 pm
Hi,

I think I can shed some light on who Bosch stole from, Lynn.

Black & Decker, DeWalt and Makita. :P :D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 26, 2018, 12:42:41 pm
Hi,

I think I can shed some light on who Bosch stole from, Lynn.

Black & Decker, DeWalt and Makita. :D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
Not only could he wash dishes, but the man could paint. My kinda guy. Haha.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on November 27, 2018, 03:26:17 pm
Another 12" single by Keith.

Can you guess the artist and song?

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 27, 2018, 04:42:17 pm
Aaaargh ...  No idea ...
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 28, 2018, 11:10:20 am
Hi,

Could the artist be the legend that was Bowie?

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 28, 2018, 04:21:03 pm
Hi,

Could the artist be the legend that was Bowie?

Kind regards,
Rufus

Yes Rufus, it's Bowie, how did you guess :)

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 28, 2018, 04:37:32 pm
Yes Rufus, it's Bowie, how did you guess :)

Keith

And I thought it was two ladies :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 28, 2018, 04:51:48 pm
Hi,

I took an edjumikayted guess by viewing through the 'fine' detail that the 'mighty fine' artist placed on the Anisocoria  ;) ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 28, 2018, 07:42:13 pm
And I thought it was two ladies :)

The song works if they are both women. You are not the only one to think Bowie looked like a lady, especially when he appeared on Top Of The Pops singing Starman.

Good luck finding the song,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 28, 2018, 07:43:32 pm
Hi,

I took an edjumikayted guess by viewing through the 'fine' detail that the 'mighty fine' artist placed on the Anisocoria  ;) ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus

Hi Rufus,

have you got the song yet. Apologies if I'm mistaken but if you come from Liverpool you should be able to get it.

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 29, 2018, 07:53:28 am
Hi,

Sadly, I don't know the song alluded towards, Keith.

I'm not a scouser, Keith.
For a start - I would never be able to get all four wheels off a car that stopped at traffic lights quick enough. ;) ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 29, 2018, 09:21:28 am
Hi,

Sadly, I don't know the song alluded towards, Keith.

I'm not a scouser, Keith.
For a start - I would never be able to get all four wheels off a car that stopped at traffic lights quick enough. ;) ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus


No worries Rufus. I'll give DavidP, and any others, the opportunity to have a guess before revealing the answer. I thought it was fairly easy, easier than Voodoo Chile anyway, but then I painted it. I found out from Lynn that it hadn't been released as a single in the US.

I've friends in Liverpool and drove there a few times and returned with my wheels in tact :) 

I've never seen Hull City win there though. Its a great City and we get a warm welcome every time we go.

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on November 29, 2018, 12:06:06 pm

No worries Rufus. I'll give DavidP, and any others, the opportunity to have a guess before revealing the answer. I thought it was fairly easy, easier than Voodoo Chile anyway, but then I painted it. I found out from Lynn that it hadn't been released as a single in the US.

I've friends in Liverpool and drove there a few times and returned with my wheels in tact :) 

I've never seen Hull City win there though. Its a great City and we get a warm welcome every time we go.

Keith

Thanks Keith

Will have another think later.

Personally, I found Voodoo Chile was fairly easy to figure out.  Guess if you pick a suitable association from the clues then it is "easy" and if you don't "impossible".  And lateral associative thinking is in itself a skill that takes practice.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on November 29, 2018, 07:14:28 pm
Hi,

Out of curiosity, does the song appear on the 1973 album, side 2, track 8 of 'Pin Ups' by any chance?

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on November 29, 2018, 10:39:07 pm
Hi,

Out of curiosity, does the song appear on the 1973 album, side 2, track 8 of 'Pin Ups' by any chance?

Kind regards,
Rufus

Congratulations Rufus. Track 8 on the cd, track 2 side 2 on the LP. With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue the only thing I ever got from you was





Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 03, 2018, 01:00:43 pm
Hi guys,

Here's my latest landscape from Ireland.

Still haven't got a title. Open to suggestions.

Thanks!
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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 03, 2018, 01:02:19 pm
Lovely Lynn.  No title springs to mind.  So tell us the story behind this one and maybe something will ...
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on December 03, 2018, 03:20:20 pm
Hi,

Is the painting a part view of 'Slieve Gullion' by any chance, Lynn?
As usual - stunning piece.
You can almost hear the wind in the grass.

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 03, 2018, 08:41:29 pm
Hi David,

Thanks for asking that, and making me think. We were in Ireland celebrating my friend's life after a long and grueling, but thankfully successful battle with cancer. On the surface, it's a painting of a mountain and a pole. Under the surface, I think it's about everything we'd been through, and seeing that glimmer of hope return in the way the dark clouds are parting to reveal the blue sky, as hope begins to return to life.

Or it's just about a mountain and a pole. Haha.

I'm still not sure what to call it.

Rufus,

We were on the road for weeks. I can't tell you half the places we went to. It's all a blur, as was the picture I based this on. I took it out of the window of the backseat of the car as we drove by. Luckily, there's an info button on my photo app that tells me it was taken in County Galway, probably close to County Mayo. The mountain in the photograph is more of a hill, and the pole isn't leaning as much. Artistic license.

Thank you both for commenting. Let me know if you have an idea for a title. I'm thinking along the lines of A Glimmer of Hope, but I'm not sure.

Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 04, 2018, 05:25:38 am
Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

Looking and hearing the story, what popped into my mind was "The Other Side of the Mountain" ...
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 04, 2018, 11:16:08 am
Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

Looking and hearing the story, what popped into my mind was "The Other Side of the Mountain" ...
That's it! Thank you, David. That's perfect.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 13, 2018, 11:23:55 pm
Hi everyone,

I've been talking about this since I joined the forum, and it's finally happening. Our LP is at the press, being cut at the end of January. Wow.

Here is the front cover. Artwork and design by Keith. I am beyond excited.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 14, 2018, 06:20:59 am
WOW WOW WOW

That's awesome Lynn and Keith !!

Is this Holborn the Holborn in London?

Congrats !!!
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Post by: redrhodie on December 14, 2018, 12:59:53 pm
WOW WOW WOW

That's awesome Lynn and Keith !!

Is this Holborn the Holborn in London?

Congrats !!!
Yes, it's that Holborn. Keith painted it last year. It was one of his first paintings.

He did so much work on this, not just with the cover, but with the music, the concept, the writing, and the production. It was so much work, but it didn't feel like it to me. It was just fun and easy. That his name is smaller than ours on the cover is how he wanted it. This is as much his as ours.

Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 14, 2018, 01:13:01 pm
Well it shall be a super sunny day when I get to hear it :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on December 14, 2018, 01:19:53 pm
Hi,

Happy as a dog with two of them.
Well done Lynn and Keith.

When the LP is cut, where will I be able to purchase a copy, please, and will it be available in 'cd' format as well as vinyl?

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 14, 2018, 07:20:24 pm
Hi,

Happy as a dog with two of them.
Well done Lynn and Keith.

When the LP is cut, where will I be able to purchase a copy, please, and will it be available in 'cd' format as well as vinyl?

Kind regards,
Rufus
Hi Rufus,

You'll be able to buy it here:

http://austinsignal.com/vinyl-on-demand-store/

In addition to providing a place to sell them, Austin Signal was the most affordable option for us to print without ordering hundreds of copies, which also solved the problem of where to store them.

If anyone has the burning desire to make a record, even just one copy of a single song, it can be done at Austin Signal. And they include a full color jacket and label for the low low price. Unbelievable! (Haha. I swear I don't work for them).

I'll let you know how manufacturing goes and how it sounds, in a new thread in AAVOYP when I get my copies.

We won't be doing a CD at this time, but it's possible we will down the road.

Cheers,
Lynn




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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: digger72 on December 18, 2018, 06:55:12 pm
Hi Guys,

Cool sleeve design.
Great choice of fonts and colour scheme.
And pressing vinyl... just awesome.

Digger
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 28, 2018, 10:14:01 pm
Thanks Digger. I like the sleeve, too. Can't wait to see it in person! Should be coming next month.

In the meantime, I've done another tempera painting, and I've gotten a new job. It's related to both painting and music. You'll never guess what it is I'll be doing.

Here is Niagara.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Rufusragatip on December 29, 2018, 12:32:09 am
Hi,

Do you have to do a Health and Safety course to alert you to the signs of Salmonella to appease the PC Brigade, Lynn. ;) ;D
Love the painting.
As for the job - will you be working in a spray booth for Fender? :P ;D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 29, 2018, 03:01:10 am
Hi Rufus,

I'm glad you like it.

Good guess, but nope, I'm not painting fender guitars.

Have a great New Year.

Lynn


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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on December 29, 2018, 06:15:40 am
Another lovely painting, Lynn.

My guess ....

Painting props and backdrops for a musical stage production.

How's guitar playing going .... seems age since you posted a video of you playing and singing. I always enjoyed those.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 29, 2018, 01:20:08 pm
Thanks David. I'm glad you like it.

I'm not going to be painting backdrops, but that sounds like it would be fun.

Maybe Darrell can guess what I'll be doing, if he sees this.

I'll try to record a video of a new song we're working on. It has been a while, but I'm still playing my guitar every day and writing songs when an idea strikes. Videos always make me a little self conscious (you know how it is) but I know it's a good thing to do.





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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DarrellW on December 29, 2018, 02:26:08 pm
I have seen it and am going to take a guess that maybe you could be designing/painting Album covers.
Nice painting of the Falls, very nice 👍👍👍
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 29, 2018, 02:36:46 pm
Well Darrell, I did do the back cover of our lp, but that's not my new job. Another really cool guess. That would be an awesome gig.

I loved that Strangler's song you posted the other day. I listened to it a bunch of times. Really cool. I may try to cover it someday.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: embishop on December 29, 2018, 03:56:33 pm
Are you going to sell electronic copies of your album? I don’t have a record player 😕
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on December 31, 2018, 01:37:06 pm
Are you going to sell electronic copies of your album? I don’t have a record player
Hi Mari,

We don't have plans to yet, but it's entirely possible, if not likely, we will down the road.

I'm pleased you're interested! That means a lot to me. Thanks so much,
Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on January 05, 2019, 01:12:05 pm
Here's Keith's latest, a copy of Hopper's "The Automat" in acrylic.

I know he's learned a lot on this one. I'm really amazed by your progress, Keith. Excellent!

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Post by: DavidP on January 05, 2019, 02:45:01 pm
Fine work, Keith !!
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Post by: diademgrove on January 06, 2019, 09:46:39 am
Thanks David, it was fun to paint and I learned so much. It's my favourite painting by Edward Hopper.
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Post by: Rufusragatip on January 07, 2019, 10:20:36 pm
Hi,

Fine copy of the original, Keith.
Really enjoyed the way in which you capture the despair in the subjects face.
Maybe a 'Scousers moll' waiting to catch the train home from Molineux tonight. ::) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D

ps,
What with you and Lynn edjumikaytioning us in fine art I feel just about ready to offer my services to The Tate,.............That is the Tate & Lyle by the way. ;D ;D ;D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on January 07, 2019, 10:48:04 pm
I had to look up Tate and Lyle. You Englishmen. Haha.

Keith gave me a talking to today. Called me lazy. Said I needed to get cracking. He didn't said it in so many words, but I knew what he meant.

So, Rufus, guess what I did?  Can you? 



I painted a self portrait. I bet you didn't guess.

Here it is:

Self portrait in a Kimono.

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Post by: Rufusragatip on January 08, 2019, 01:20:24 am
Hi,

Hud ov thunkit!!  :P ;) ;D ;D

Two things -
Firstly - what's the new job if it isn't painting 'Fenders'? ;D
Secondly - the painting, in my opinion, is very thought provoking and very possibly my new 'bestest' favourite.
I can't remember there being a time when I became so lost in paintings. Being a layman I never really took the same level of interest in paintings before other than to appreciate the talent of any given artist, but what with 'knowing' you and Keith (albeit not personally) I have become hungry. I spend ages looking at the paintings and coming around to what I see. (Not always what is in front of me either) ;D ;D ;D
I was a gantry crane operator in one of Keiths fine pieces. Well I was!!  ;D
This latest painting is mind blowingly good. I sat and viewed/stared at it for ages - even to the point of writing an 'in the mind' screenplay based around it. Oh, wait - 'Little House on the Prairie' has been done before, right?

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: DavidP on January 08, 2019, 06:05:10 am
Superb Lynn.

Especially liked the colouring of the walls, the fabric of the kimono, the flow of hair to shoulders to arms, and light playing through kimono round your legs.

I'm with Rufus, took some guesses on that new job ... time to reveal, me thinks.
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Post by: redrhodie on January 08, 2019, 11:59:54 am
Thanks Rufus and David. I'm so pleased you like it!

You'll have to wait a little longer to find out what I'm doing for work. Hopefully I'll be able to reveal it with a picture within the next few weeks. I'm still training. I can say that I already love it and it's really fun.

Thanks again for commenting,
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Post by: DavidP on January 08, 2019, 12:22:29 pm
Such a tease, Lynn  ;)
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Post by: redrhodie on January 08, 2019, 12:29:52 pm
Sorry! But a picture is worth a thousand words. It'll be better if I show you.

I hope you're not too disappointed. It's not that exciting. It's actually kind of old fashioned.



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Post by: DavidP on January 08, 2019, 12:35:31 pm
Sorry! But a picture is worth a thousand words. It'll be better if I show you.

I hope you're not too disappointed. It's not that exciting. It's actually kind of old fashioned.

HA HA not a worry Lynn.  I'm working on another song and hopefully post it later ... not saying what song HA HA
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Post by: redrhodie on January 08, 2019, 12:36:54 pm
Touché! Haha.

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Post by: diademgrove on January 08, 2019, 10:47:58 pm
Hi,

Fine copy of the original, Keith.
Really enjoyed the way in which you capture the despair in the subjects face.
Maybe a 'Scousers moll' waiting to catch the train home from Molineux tonight. ::) ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D

ps,
What with you and Lynn edjumikaytioning us in fine art I feel just about ready to offer my services to The Tate,.............That is the Tate & Lyle by the way. ;D ;D ;D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus

Thanks Rufus. I certainly learnt a lot from painting her. Hopper is such a great artist to study. Good win for you last night. Liverpool were woeful.

Tate Modern and tate Britain are really fine galleries. I could spent weeks in them looking at pictures.

Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on January 12, 2019, 12:49:35 pm
Well, this is a bit of a cheat because I only painted the outside of this one. Haha. It'll be a while before I get to do the sound board (which is the part with the flowers and birds).

Do you know what this is???? It's why I thought Darrell would know after posting the Strangler's song.

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Post by: DavidP on January 12, 2019, 12:53:45 pm
Got me beat, Lynn.  Some kind of piano-like instrument.  Looks impressive, whatever it is :)
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Post by: DarrellW on January 12, 2019, 03:09:33 pm
Hmm, a Harpsichord maybe - so are you doing the decorative parts of Harpsichords?
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Post by: Rufusragatip on January 12, 2019, 03:25:13 pm
Hi,

Could it be painting the 'housing' of a Grand Piano or a Harpsichord or an Archicembalo or a Clavicymbalum or a Spinet or a Clavicytherium or a Piano or a Fortepiano or Tangent piano?
Just guessing!

I dream of having a workshop like the one in the picture, but the one in the picture is very high class.
I would settle for a kettle to boil the water for my 'Pot Noodle' but the one shown has a 'ping-ping'.
Jealous much? >:( :D ;D ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on January 12, 2019, 04:41:21 pm
Yes, I'm working for a company that restores harpsichords.  It's so much fun. I'm loving it. I'm learning a ton. Unfortunately, the man I'm replacing is leaving very soon, and I have to learn all his tricks of the trade in 4 more days. He's been doing it for 25 years. Luckily I do love a challenge. Haha.




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Post by: Rufusragatip on January 12, 2019, 09:29:40 pm
Hi,

You'll do just fine Lynn.
You have a job that pleases you which is a bonus in its own right.
Good luck - not that you'll need it. Cream always rises. ;)

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: redrhodie on January 14, 2019, 11:25:43 am
Thanks Rufus. I've been practicing lettering all weekend and feel slightly more confident, or less terrified.

Here's Keith's latest, a still life from the set of David Copperfield:

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Post by: close2u on January 14, 2019, 12:05:12 pm
Here's Keith's latest, a still life from the set of David Copperfield:

And for my next trick I will make it disappear! :) :) ;)
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Post by: DavidP on January 14, 2019, 01:24:41 pm
Yes, I'm working for a company that restores harpsichords.  It's so much fun. I'm loving it. I'm learning a ton. Unfortunately, the man I'm replacing is leaving very soon, and I have to learn all his tricks of the trade in 4 more days. He's been doing it for 25 years. Luckily I do love a challenge. Haha.


With patience, practice and gentleness (with self) you will learn and master this, Lynn...I am confident.

Thanks Rufus. I've been practicing lettering all weekend and feel slightly more confident, or less terrified.

Here's Keith's latest, a still life from the set of David Copperfield:

(Sorry Keith, I can't remember the exact title, but I love it).(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190114/4279008ffad488697f31162e2a554b0f.jpg)


Most interesting picture, Keith

And for my next trick I will make it disappear! :) :) ;)

Good one, Richard :)
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Post by: Rufusragatip on January 14, 2019, 10:08:07 pm
Hi,

Like it a lot, Keith.
First thoughts when I saw it - Like how you have licensed from Picasso. Really impressed. Borrowed but not borrowed - and that makes as much sense as usual. Good job I know what I mean, huh. :P ;) ;D

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: diademgrove on January 15, 2019, 08:58:33 am
Thanks David and Rufus. Hopefully when The Personal Life of David Copperfield is released we'll be able to spot my still life.

Yes Rufus Picasso and Braque were the inspiration, painting in that style is more difficult than it looks. I initially thought I'd failed miserably but it's starting to grow on me. Maybe more Juan Gris than Picasso.

Thanks again,

Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on January 26, 2019, 09:35:53 pm
I'm going for the record. Yeah. Another self portrait. The little ham is Twiggy. She's as sweet as she is pretty. It was a joy to paint her.

Thanks for your last comment,on David. My new job is fantastic. I love it. I'm learning so much about painting. I'm not worried anymore. I can do it.

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Post by: DavidP on January 26, 2019, 09:41:00 pm
Painter and musician, you're wonderfully artistic and expressive, Lynn.  Thanks for sharing another lovely picture...ever so thoughtful mood there.
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Post by: tobyjenner on January 26, 2019, 11:26:58 pm
I'm going for the record. Yeah. Another self portrait. The little ham is Twiggy. She's as sweet as she is pretty. It was a joy to paint her.

Thanks for your last comment,on David. My new job is fantastic. I love it. I'm learning so much about painting. I'm not worried anymore. I can do it.

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Great work Lynn  8)
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Post by: Rufusragatip on January 27, 2019, 02:00:28 am
Hi,

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I looked at the painting before I read what you wrote in your post, Lynn, and the thing that first struck me was the eyes on the cat. Very contented, and then your expression - also of contentment, but it is much more than that.
At first, I saw contentment, but the more one looks at the painting it speaks so much more.
Relief.
Sadness.
A kind of look in your eyes that says - 'you can try but you wont beat me'.
Whatever the painting is supposed to say - it is another fine piece of work, and I especially like the way your parting has dropped from the body of hair over your left eye.

Kind regards,
Rufus
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Post by: close2u on January 27, 2019, 09:32:23 am
Great work Lynn.
I know the face is the crucial thing - and your expression is a peach.
But for me what makes this double wow is *that colour* cloth you're wearing.
Talk about vivid.
:)
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Post by: redrhodie on January 27, 2019, 10:25:52 pm
Thanks David. I know what I was thinking about, but I'm not gonna tell you. Haha.

Thanks Toby!

Rufus, twiggy was actually a little annoyed that I squeezed in next to her. Haha.

I'll say one thing about my eyes. They were finished, and then we lost our gas service for five days in a citywide outage. After five days of being bitterly cold, everyone started getting on my nerves. I redid the eyes at that point. I call that look the hairy eyeball. Haha.

I'm so glad you like that green, Richard. It is my own secret formula (yellow and blue. Haha). Luckily the color also worked for Twiggy's eyes, which are also vivid, looking at me now, wanting her dinner.

Thanks again everyone,
Lynn

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Post by: DavidP on January 28, 2019, 05:57:51 am
LOL ... put a few wrinkles and puckers around the eyes between the eye brows and I can totally see a hairy eyeball  ;D

What an odd expression that is but one that is common in my neck of the woods as well ...

Hows the work artwork going?  Looking forward to the next pic of that.
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Post by: redrhodie on January 30, 2019, 03:14:46 am
Work is great. I'm learning so much. I still haven't done anything particularly artistic, but the work is physical and mental and I really like it. It's fun.

This is me today, with my first finished instrument.

I'm not sure the photo is coming through. Haha. Might be just as well.

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Post by: DavidP on January 30, 2019, 06:32:13 am
Work is great. I'm learning so much. I still haven't done anything particularly artistic, but the work is physical and mental and I really like it. It's fun.

This is me today, with my first finished instrument.

I'm not sure the photo is coming through. Haha. Might be just as well.

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Good to hear, Lynn, I'm delighted for you.  Sure the picture worth a look, so hopefully in due course it will come through ...
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Post by: redrhodie on February 14, 2019, 12:50:47 pm
I'm still learning a lot at my job, and I've successfully completed my first lid interior, including the lettering, which was the thing I was most worried about when accepting the job offer. Caused me some freak outs and sleepless nights. It's very stressful because there's no way to correct a mistake. Got a big thumbs up from my boss, so I'm really happy.

As I was painting this, I remembered my middle school teacher, Miss J, who taught my class calligraphy. I googled her recently, and saw that she had just passed away. Thanks Miss J, and rest in peace. I couldn't have done this without you.

I'm not sure if my photo is coming up.

I can't remember if I mentioned I have a new painting studio in my house. One of our housemates moved out last month, and I inherited his storage space. I'm really lucky, both to have this awesome space, and to have the new job. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190214/415efd87f3703c987b563912764d38ec.jpg)

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Post by: redrhodie on February 14, 2019, 12:52:17 pm
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Post by: DavidP on February 14, 2019, 02:16:32 pm
Thanks for the update, Lynn.  Super happy that all is working out so well.

Both pictures came through.  Space looks brilliant and the lettering looked grand.
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Post by: redrhodie on February 17, 2019, 08:14:47 pm
Thanks David!

I just finished another painting. It's called Still Life With Dave. If I haven't been on the forum much, this is why. Painting it took up all of my free time over the last couple of weeks.

It's sometimes hard to know when a painting's done, but I think a sign is when, like today, I painted for two hours and it didn't look any different. Haha.

I look forward to catching up with everyone's songs and progress in the next few days.

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Post by: DavidP on February 17, 2019, 08:59:01 pm
A fine pair, Lynn  ;D

Your paintings look great.  Would love to see them in the flesh, so to speak
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Post by: redrhodie on February 18, 2019, 02:32:49 am
Took me a minute to get that, David. Haha. The original pear is not by me, but by a local artist I know. I did a fairly good representation of his work, I think. He sells a lot of paintings. They're well priced and he paints them assembly line style. Very different than me. I spent weeks on this, and I'll never sell it.  

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Post by: DavidP on February 21, 2019, 01:04:26 pm
Took me a minute to get that, David. Haha. The original pear is not by me, but by a local artist I know. I did a fairly good representation of his work, I think. He sells a lot of paintings. They're well priced and he paints them assembly line style. Very different than me. I spent weeks on this, and I'll never sell it.  

LOL ... glad the pun got a laugh

Hmmm ... "assembly line" .... that seems off for me but I can appreciate the need to earn a living vs being more inspired by one's own creative muse.

At risk of becoming philosophical ... the need to make a living tends to bring an element of "commercialism" into the creative world that IMHO often leads to poorer art ... be it paintings, music, novels. 

How might he paint if the living he wants was taken care of.  And of course maybe I am being presumptuous and reading more into the phrase than I ought to do.

Somebody asked me if they could buy one of my paintings ... the one with the daisies ... I said no without hesitation, didn't need to think about it.  But in deeper need .... maybe I'd respond differently.  But it would be hard to sell my paintings.

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Post by: redrhodie on February 21, 2019, 01:18:20 pm
Interesting thoughts, David. I feel the same way. I'm lucky that I can paint for myself. I am lucky to work part time and have enough time to paint without worrying if anyone will want to buy it. Yes, taking that into consideration would affect my creative process, to try to paint what people want.

The artist who did the pear literally does paint assembly line style. From the way he described it to me, he does a dozen or so at a time, painting them simultaneously. He paints the same things over and over. He makes a lot of money and seems happy, so it works for him. I'm not sure how he'd paint if it was just for himself.

I'm not at the point where I could sell one. The thing that might motivate me to will be if I run out of space to store them. Haha.

That painting of yours is really good. I'm not surprised someone offered to buy it.



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Post by: DavidP on February 21, 2019, 03:10:34 pm
Yup, can pour a coffee, herbal tea or glass of red wine and indulge in fascinating conversations on this sort of topic.  I do love the philosophical :)

And thanks for the second "like" of my painting ... I still enjoy looking at on the wall, both aesthetically and with the sense of achievement, having developed enough skill to produce.  I guess learning guitar, making recordings of songs and being able to listen is similar.
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Post by: redrhodie on March 02, 2019, 01:58:25 pm
Here's one by Keith. I guessed who it is after the hint there's an airport named after him.

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Post by: redrhodie on March 02, 2019, 01:59:33 pm
Oops, it loaded sideways. Don't know how to fix that. It was correct on my screen. Sorry Keith!

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Post by: close2u on March 02, 2019, 06:03:16 pm
sideways is cool - he could be lying in his bed  ;)
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Post by: redrhodie on March 02, 2019, 07:07:16 pm
sideways is cool - he could be lying in his bed  ;)
But he'd spill his tea.

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Post by: DavidP on March 02, 2019, 08:16:54 pm
Hmmm, replied earlier but don't see it ... shall try again.

Thanks for sharing,  Lynn. Luckily I could rotate my laptop  ;D

I reckon this is Beatle John. If correct then the airport is news to me. And confirms a great likeness, Keith.

If incorrect then an awesome likeness of somebody I don't know  ;D
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Post by: DarrellW on March 02, 2019, 08:35:38 pm
I reckon you're right David, Liverpool airport was named after John Lennon in 2002, so the likeness is pretty good

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Post by: diademgrove on March 03, 2019, 11:06:26 am
Richard, I seem to recall John wore white pyjamas in bed not a blue shirt :)

DavidP, yes its John Lennon. The photo its based on is in the deluxe edition of the White Album. I must have been thinking his fat Elvis period as I made his face wider than it should have been. So a good spot.

DarrelW thanks for the comment and saying my painting looks like John.

Lynn, sideways is funky, I could call it waiting for the tea to fall off the edge of the world. That would be very John :)
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Post by: DavidP on March 03, 2019, 12:34:36 pm
Once again, fine art, Keith (my attempt at an arty pun of sorts)

It was the glasses, eyes and hair that did it for me.  Looked again and don't know him well enough to make any comment on the width of the face.
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Post by: close2u on March 03, 2019, 01:13:01 pm
Richard, I seem to recall John wore white pyjamas in bed not a blue shirt :)
It was all very white I think.
:)
Although I'm sure he sported a subtle pair of stripes at one point.

Quote
I could call it waiting for the tea to fall off the edge of the world. That would be very John :)
Indeed it would … John Lennon was fond of his nonsense Lear-inspired imaginings.
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Post by: redrhodie on March 23, 2019, 08:28:33 pm
Here is Keith's latest drawing. He's been experimenting with charcoal, and also still working on several paintings.

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Post by: redrhodie on March 23, 2019, 08:43:09 pm
Here is what I've been doing at work. Not as creative as what Keith's been doing, but I've been learning lots and having fun.

The original harpsichord sound board painting, which was from the 1970's, was not to the current owner's taste, so I have removed it and painted on a decorative border. Removing it was done by hand sanding, which took days and days. The ghost images of the flowers will always be there, but believe me, it's better this way.

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Post by: DavidP on March 23, 2019, 08:47:55 pm
Here is Keith's latest drawing. He's been experimenting with charcoal, and also still working on several paintings.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190323/d4d466d5f2e08f9a440757197b768c08.jpg)

Interesting, Keith, heading towards a little strange, even disturbing.  Hard for me to fathom.  Charcoal is tricky, to avoid smudging everything beyond recognition.

Here is what I've been doing at work. Not as creative as what Keith's been doing, but I've been learning lots and having fun.

The original harpsichord sound board painting, which was from the 1970's, was not to the current owner's taste, so I have removed it and painted on a decorative border. Removing it was done by hand sanding, which took days and days. The ghost images of the flowers will always be there, but believe me, it's better this way.

I love my new job.

I'd call that creative, Lynn ... just different to Keith's creative.

Thanks for sharing ...
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Post by: redrhodie on March 23, 2019, 09:24:58 pm
Interesting, Keith, heading towards a little strange, even disturbing.  Hard for me to fathom.  Charcoal is tricky, to avoid smudging everything beyond recognition.

I'd call that creative, Lynn ... just different to Keith's creative.

Thanks for sharing ...
David, you're right, my work is creative. It's just that I'm painting within the confines of what's "acceptable". Working in an historically accurate manner is really important, at least at first . So I've been studying like crazy, reading books, practicing painting, talking to other artists, and looking at and photographing lots instruments. We have many beautiful ones in the shop, and I'll be seeing some in European museums soon.

The sound boards (which is what my picture is of) are traditionally painted in gouache, and luckily it's not that different than tempera, so that's been good. The big mistake I made on this one was in using the wrong color at first. Luckily I was able to correct it, but that made me feel sick when I realized it wasn't what the owner wanted.

There's often nothing you can do if you screw up, so working slowly, thinking ahead, and being careful has been something I've had to put a lot effort into. With my tempera paintings, if I mess up, I can wash it off and start over. I actually do that a lot. That's not a option here, so that's been scary.

So that's why I haven't been around here much lately. I feel like I'm in grad school. It's been pretty intense, but so exciting. Actually, it's probably the opposite of exciting. Haha. The latest book I have been reading is called "Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums". I'm sure you've read it.

We will be restoring an instrument from 1584 that will be heading to a museum soon. I won't be doing any painting on it because the original one is still intact, believe it or not, but at least I'll get to hear it. We're making it playable.

Thanks for commenting! I'll try to catch up with everyone's guitar progress tomorrow. Hope you're having fun and learning new songs and techniques.

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Post by: diademgrove on March 23, 2019, 10:57:16 pm
Thanks David. The title of the drawing is Burning The Wizzard (after Bacon). It might help, there again it might not if you're not familiar with Francis Bacon's work.

I'm sure to have another go with charcoal. Its fun but messy to work with.

Thanks again,

Keith
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Post by: DavidP on March 24, 2019, 07:44:54 am
David, you're right, my work is creative. It's just that I'm painting within the confines of what's "acceptable". Working in an historically accurate manner is really important, at least at first . So I've been studying like crazy, reading books, practicing painting, talking to other artists, and looking at and photographing lots instruments. We have many beautiful ones in the shop, and I'll be seeing some in European museums soon.

The sound boards (which is what my picture is of) are traditionally painted in gouache, and luckily it's not that different than tempera, so that's been good. The big mistake I made on this one was in using the wrong color at first. Luckily I was able to correct it, but that made me feel sick when I realized it wasn't what the owner wanted.

There's often nothing you can do if you screw up, so working slowly, thinking ahead, and being careful has been something I've had to put a lot effort into. With my tempera paintings, if I mess up, I can wash it off and start over. I actually do that a lot. That's not a option here, so that's been scary.

So that's why I haven't been around here much lately. I feel like I'm in grad school. It's been pretty intense, but so exciting. Actually, it's probably the opposite of exciting. Haha. The latest book I have been reading is called "Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums". I'm sure you've read it.

We will be restoring an instrument from 1584 that will be heading to a museum soon. I won't be doing any painting on it because the original one is still intact, believe it or not, but at least I'll get to hear it. We're making it playable.

Thanks for commenting! I'll try to catch up with everyone's guitar progress tomorrow. Hope you're having fun and learning new songs and techniques.

Lynn

All sounds fascinating,  exciting and quite intense. Does seem like you are in your element,  Lynn. The restoration sounds like a really special project.

Can't say I've read that classic  ;D

As for me....yup still keeping up with music.  I confess I can't recall if you commented on my last song, too many songs, too many comments,  too many people for me to remember specifics. Can say I was pleased with the last two: Redemption Song and Stray Cat Strut.

Learning wise, I am still busy with learning the first 4 patterns in the folk finger style module. Its two patterns with alternating bass notes either on string 6 & 4  or 5 & 4. Started that over Dec holidays. Still aways to go before left hand fretting and picking is sufficiently automatic to try songs. And folk-country-blues finger style like Robert Johnson, James Taylor, Lindsay Buckingham...well playing like that is going to be a long journey.  But that's ok, keeps me out of mischief  ;D

I hope you still make time to at least play for rest and relaxation,  even if not putting lots into pushing on with learning more.

Be well

Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on March 24, 2019, 07:48:19 am
Thanks David. The title of the drawing is Burning The Wizzard (after Bacon). It might help, there again it might not if you're not familiar with Francis Bacon's work.

I'm sure to have another go with charcoal. Its fun but messy to work with.

Thanks again,

Keith

Always enjoy taking a look, Keith. Though I confess my knowledge and exposure to art is limited. So I've heard the name Bacon but cannot recall when and context.

Look forward to the next work in charcoal.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on March 24, 2019, 09:08:30 am
Always enjoy taking a look, Keith. Though I confess my knowledge and exposure to art is limited. So I've heard the name Bacon but cannot recall when and context.

Look forward to the next work in charcoal.

I need to buy some fixative before doing another charcoal drawing. If I do too many they are likely to be smudged to hell and back if my grandson finds them.

Working in charcoal was fun and I'll definitely do some more.

Francis Bacon is worth a quick google. Some of them are not for the squemish.

Thanks again,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on March 24, 2019, 09:33:02 am
I need to buy some fixative before doing another charcoal drawing. If I do too many they are likely to be smudged to hell and back if my grandson finds them.

Working in charcoal was fun and I'll definitely do some more.

Francis Bacon is worth a quick google. Some of them are not for the squemish.

Thanks again,

Keith

Keith, having Googled, I suspect the Bacon I had in mind was probably the older relative.  Not that I am well educated in matters of philosphy either :)  Have more names in my head than deep insights into what the person was all about.  Be that as it may ...

I scanned the Wikipedia artical and looked at some of the paintings.  Powerful and at times quite disturbing.  My take is lots of pain and anguish, tortured.

I am thinking that some of the images I associate with Pink Floyd's The Wall were either Bacon's or an artist inspired by him ... equally tortured and disturbing at times.

I'm glad you and Lynn continue to share here, even if it is not the post popular topic in the Community.  I feel I get to know the two of you better here, and like that.

Did I share my charcoal portrait of Neil Young, done back in my dabble in drawing, painting?  I expect I did.  I cheated and used a white pastel to try and fix a smudge in just the wrong spot :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on March 24, 2019, 10:57:07 am
All sounds fascinating,  exciting and quite intense. Does seem like you are in your element,  Lynn. The restoration sounds like a really special project.

Can't say I've read that classic  ;D

As for me....yup still keeping up with music.  I confess I can't recall if you commented on my last song, too many songs, too many comments,  too many people for me to remember specifics. Can say I was pleased with the last two: Redemption Song and Stray Cat Strut.

Learning wise, I am still busy with learning the first 4 patterns in the folk finger style module. Its two patterns with alternating bass notes either on string 6 & 4  or 5 & 4. Started that over Dec holidays. Still aways to go before left hand fretting and picking is sufficiently automatic to try songs. And folk-country-blues finger style like Robert Johnson, James Taylor, Lindsay Buckingham...well playing like that is going to be a long journey.  But that's ok, keeps me out of mischief  ;D

I hope you still make time to at least play for rest and relaxation,  even if not putting lots into pushing on with learning more.

Be well
That sounds fun, David. Finger picking is challenging but once you get it you got it.

Yes, we still play guitar more days than not. Not everyday like we used to, though. My job has a very long commute and I work longer hours than I used to, so I have to go to bed earlier. The thing I'm doing less of is my own painting, but I hope that's just temporary while I'm learning my trade. Once I feel like I know what I need to know, I'll hopefully get back into it.

Take care,
Lynn



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on March 24, 2019, 02:07:54 pm
Keith finished another painting today. It's called Saturn After Goya.

Keith, is it acrylic? It's excellent.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/24e3acfa055fb2f1006c1a7bdcc2323f.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on March 24, 2019, 02:09:21 pm
Sorry, Keith. Another one's gone sideways.

It looks like he's having a snack while watching TV. Haha.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on March 24, 2019, 02:09:41 pm
I think I like it better that way.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on March 24, 2019, 03:54:43 pm
Thanks Lynn

Another inspired by Bacon, Keith?  Basing that on my newly acquired knowledge that Bacon was into big open screaming mouths :)

And I am wondering what exactly is being snacked upon ... or maybe I don't want to know :)

And wondering about some of the anatomy as well :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on March 24, 2019, 03:58:29 pm
Thanks Lynn

Another inspired by Bacon, Keith?  Basing that on my newly acquired knowledge that Bacon was into big open screaming mouths :)

And I am wondering what exactly is being snacked upon ... or maybe I don't want to know :)

And wondering about some of the anatomy as well :)

It was painted well before Bacon was born. Goya painted it on his dining room wall, allegedly. Saturn is eating one of his children.

Thanks for the comments,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on March 24, 2019, 04:10:13 pm
It was painted well before Bacon was born. Goya painted it on his dining room wall, allegedly. Saturn is eating one of his children.

Thanks for the comments,

Keith

Goodness me, Keith.  I had a feeling that what was being eaten was a being of some description.  Not quite the thing I'd like on my dining room wall ...

Had a look at the original.  I'd say well done.  I think you got the feel of it, especially the expression in the eyes.  Still not quite sure about the left arm, something looks odd about to me.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on March 24, 2019, 04:42:00 pm
Goodness me, Keith.  I had a feeling that what was being eaten was a being of some description.  Not quite the thing I'd like on my dining room wall ...

Had a look at the original.  I'd say well done.  I think you got the feel of it, especially the expression in the eyes.  Still not quite sure about the left arm, something looks odd about to me.

I noticed that as well but decided to leave it as I'd drawn it because I thought it was funky. Warped just like his mind.

Thanks again,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on April 19, 2019, 11:16:55 am
The latest by Keith. It's called Bloomsbury Triangle (a study in the style of Francis Bacon). I hope I got that right.

I think it's very cool. I think it would be a good album cover. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/67cad3e94585776b562d04d7128835d3.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on April 19, 2019, 12:42:51 pm
Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

Keith, well I can recognise the Bacon-esque mouths this time round.  For the rest ... pretty strange looking image.  Have no idea what to make of this one :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on April 19, 2019, 02:53:31 pm
Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

Keith, well I can recognise the Bacon-esque mouths this time round.  For the rest ... pretty strange looking image.  Have no idea what to make of this one :)

Join the club, I have the same reaction to Bacon's paintings. Unsettling and intriguing at the same time.

The paintings my reaction to my former boss' boss being declared surplus and facing redundancy.

Thanks for the comment,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on April 19, 2019, 04:27:48 pm
Join the club, I have the same reaction to Bacon's paintings. Unsettling and intriguing at the same time.

The paintings my reaction to my former boss' boss being declared surplus and facing redundancy.

Thanks for the comment,

Keith

Thanks for more back-story.  I can relate to redundancy ... seems to be lurking around the next corner almost all the time and inspires "unsettling" for me.
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Post by: redrhodie on April 19, 2019, 04:47:37 pm
Thanks for more back-story.  I can relate to redundancy ... seems to be lurking around the next corner almost all the time and inspires "unsettling" for me.
That's why I paint harpsichords. I'll never be redundant.

Sorry if you're worried about your job security. I know that's nothing to joke about. But I suspect you can do anything you put your mind to. We've all seen that here. So perhaps rather than be worried, you should start thinking about what you'd love to do next, and start preparing. Maybe it could be a good thing. Sound engineering, maybe? Or rock star?

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on April 19, 2019, 09:16:26 pm
That's why I paint harpsichords. I'll never be redundant.

Sorry if you're worried about your job security. I know that's nothing to joke about. But I suspect you can do anything you put your mind to. We've all seen that here. So perhaps rather than be worried, you should start thinking about what you'd love to do next, and start preparing. Maybe it could be a good thing. Sound engineering, maybe? Or rock star?


Oh you are the best, Lynn.  Can only laugh and smile (while nodding in agreement, at parts other than rock star :) )
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on April 20, 2019, 01:28:08 pm
Here's my most recent painting. It's gouache on spruce. I made this before realizing I was going to Hull, and discovered everything is indeed funky there. No joke. I loved it. As an American, I felt very exotic when some cheeky little kids called me out from my accent. One of them offered to buy me for $1.05. I think that might be about the right price for me, but maybe $1 too much. Haha. But what a cool city. I got to see the building, which I'd painted from a photograph as a gift for Keith and his wife. They also took me to the home of the man the statue is of, so that was really cool, but kind of depressing. We walked around old town in the wind, saw the river, saw where the hull of the bounty was built, went to the art museum, and later saw a football match, where city won! I got a good taste of the city. I can see why Keith loves it there and calls it home.

Keith and I also got to play together, and managed to get a song started, which hopefully will end up as something we can post soon. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190420/cd20e027eba447d75bb9af8b79857bc4.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on April 20, 2019, 02:05:48 pm
Sounds like a fine old visit, Lynn.

Like the painting.  Interesting effect painting it on wood.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on April 24, 2019, 10:43:55 pm
Here's a recent one by Keith, called sketch for the fall. It's gouache.

Keith, will you be painting this larger in acrylic or oil?

I'll be relieved if it posts. I've been having trouble all day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190424/e29540bf3e7aab252258e9269d095883.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on April 25, 2019, 06:23:22 am
That looks pretty cool, Keith.

Thanks for posting Lynn.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on April 25, 2019, 01:24:32 pm
Thanks DavidP, much appreciated.

Keith
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Post by: redrhodie on May 04, 2019, 10:29:32 pm
I had an exciting day today. For the first time since college, I attended a life drawing class. It was awesome! The model was amazing. She was a former dancer who said she was inspired by her cat and Degas.

I found my old box of charcoal. I won't tell you how old they are, but I'm surprised they haven't turned to diamonds by now. Haha. They still worked great. As I drew, I kept hearing the voice of my college drawing professor reminding me to do things. Really cool the way the words of people important to you stay with you forever. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/db353e55016a4acf7a25a9d726f73454.jpg)

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Post by: tobyjenner on May 04, 2019, 11:07:22 pm
I had an exciting day today. For the first time since college, I attended a life drawing class. It was awesome! The model was amazing. She was a former dancer who said she was inspired by her cat and Degas.

I found my old box of charcoal. I won't tell you how old they are, but I'm surprised they haven't turned to diamonds by now. Haha. They still worked great. As I drew, I kept hearing the voice of my college drawing professor reminding me to do things. Really cool the way the words of people important to you stay with you forever. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190504/db353e55016a4acf7a25a9d726f73454.jpg)

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Really impressive Lynn for a box off BBQ fuel  ;)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on May 05, 2019, 06:39:15 am
Love it, Lynn. Charcoal delivers such great sense of atmosphere and mood for me.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on May 16, 2019, 09:51:47 pm
Thanks Toby. You're silly. I'm glad you like it.

Thanks David. I really love working in charcoal. Nice and messy. Haha.


Keith has just finished this one, called
Woman in a Poncho (echoes of Matisse):(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190516/4d94fc9e86a6fe1b53ea724854540656.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on May 16, 2019, 09:52:43 pm
Sorry Keith! I don't know why that went sideways.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on May 16, 2019, 10:13:54 pm
Thanks Lynn

Enjoyed the shapes and colours on this one, Keith
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Post by: diademgrove on May 23, 2019, 11:57:14 am
Thanks DavidP, much appreciated.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on May 23, 2019, 01:41:14 pm
I've been busy, but I'm finding more time to paint and make music, and finally have more time to post again.

My job is going very well. I've made friends with my boss's son, who is disabled; in a wheelchair, and can't speak. I communicate with him through music and yes and no questions. He sits with me while I paint, and I talk to him and play him songs. He can laugh and has a devious sense of humor.

He liked this painting, my second in oil. I got a set last week, and an easel! I haven't posted the first one yet. Still thinking about it. This one was from a drawing I did from the life drawing session I've been going to.

Nude on a Beach







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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on May 23, 2019, 04:27:39 pm
Good to hear things going well, Lynn.

Intriguing painting,  the position of the head and twist I see on the body position.

As for music, would sooo love another video of you playing and singing your acoustic or Gibson, ok any guitar  ;) original or cover, not fussy. Just always enjoy your videos.
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Post by: redrhodie on May 23, 2019, 04:59:40 pm
https://youtu.be/ZpdrQBaVV7Y

Here you go, David. I recorded this when we were working on this song last month. I don't think I need to start a new thread for it.

The guitar is actually my boss's. It's a gorgeous 1973 Guild acoustic, made in RI, my home state. He lent it to me, so Dave and I have been playing acoustics together most nights. It's been a really cool new sound for us. I bet my neighbors don't mind. Haha.

Thanks for the comment on the painting. It was a good pose. I tried to imagine where she'd be in it, and the beach seemed to work better than the super market. Haha.

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Post by: DavidP on May 23, 2019, 05:10:19 pm
You're a darling .... thanks for the video Lynn, lovely as always. Guitar sounded fabulous.

Two acoustics together ... hope you guys play and record some acoustic originals to go with the usual songs you produce.

Years and years ago I spent a couple pf days in Providence on business.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on May 23, 2019, 07:01:55 pm
Providence has gone through a bit of Renaissance since then. It's pretty cool now.

We should record ourselves, but it's getting harder and harder to find an angle, and just the right lighting, to blind the viewer. Haha.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on June 03, 2019, 08:39:19 pm
Keith's latest watercolor made me happy. Haha.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190603/ee530f688bb7e7bed290753e42d9ff63.jpg)

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Post by: Sc77 on June 04, 2019, 07:29:50 pm
Cool paintings

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Post by: DavidP on June 04, 2019, 09:07:33 pm
Somehow missed the last. Love it, Keith.

Thanks for sharing it, Lynn, I'm also smiling looking at it.
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Post by: redrhodie on June 10, 2019, 10:23:01 pm
https://farawaymylovely.com/

I am very pleased because I did this myself! I made us a website. I am not great with technology. In fact, it usually stresses me out to do anything like this.

I know it's basic, but it's exactly what we wanted.
It's user friendly, everything is on one page, and seeing all of our work together like this, as a body of work, shows what we're all about.

I didn't know I could do this. I bet someone is rolling their eyes because they know it was easy. Haha. I don't care. It was a big deal for me.
 

 


 

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on June 10, 2019, 10:44:03 pm
I've also still been going to life drawing. This was a 5 minute pose. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190610/f781e10fa1924196de6462d8ea14c32b.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on June 11, 2019, 04:36:42 am
 Lynn, still life is great ... moody.

Good job on the website. Remember everything you've learned to do becomes relatively easy, and that which you have not learned is hard but probably or possibly not impossible and easy for somebody who knows how.

No time to rewatch videos but loved looking back at the pictures. Especially the sun set or rise over the water and city background. Lovely colours and don't remember it.
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Post by: redrhodie on June 14, 2019, 12:45:29 pm
Thanks David. Realized the videos look way too large on a PC. Oops. Not as great at this website stuff as I thought. Haha. It's okay, we've decided to live with it. I figure most people will be looking at the mobile view anyway.

Here's Keith's latest painting (the abstract one) called The Fifth Beatle. Its in oil.

The flowers are by me, studies for my job. The iris is in gouache, and the tulip in egg tempera. Really having fun. Can't believe I get paid to paint.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190614/16139b50395c6b6a2239d6ff1f53cebd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190614/8ea929202dffa2929fc481293e4a25da.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190614/8ae5cc3f78b1428ccc5ce67162d1e52d.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on June 14, 2019, 01:55:33 pm
Always have a tingle of anticipation when I see another message here, Lynn ... hoping for more paintings.  And more lovely paintings from you and Keith. 

Wonderful to earn a living doing something you love, something so creative.
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Post by: redrhodie on June 14, 2019, 01:58:50 pm
Oh good. I am glad you like to see them. I always look forward to reading your comments.

Thanks again!

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Post by: redrhodie on June 15, 2019, 07:40:47 pm
Life drawing from today. By me.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190615/5547a101900acf66323738ae8c485a5a.jpg)

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Post by: DavidP on June 15, 2019, 08:10:02 pm
Love it Lynn...the colour, sense of texture and would that be impressionistic in nature.  Well whatever you call it, I think it is great.  You (and Keith) both produce wonderful art.
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Post by: redrhodie on June 16, 2019, 01:00:04 pm
Thanks David! We both appreciate that.

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Post by: sunjamrblues on June 20, 2019, 10:16:26 pm
That's really great, you guys!  Visual art can be expressed in many ways.  My wife is heavy into an art form called "Floral Art", which has nothing to do with flower arranging.  It's making sculptures out of plant materials - leaves, branches, bark, and flowers - kind of like ikebana, which is a more minimalist form of floral art.  As for me, I'm learning to create visual art by making music videos for my guitar creations.  I shoot videos using my iPhone, then assemble them and add effects using Final Cut Pro.  All art is good art.  Thanks for posting.
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Post by: redrhodie on June 20, 2019, 10:54:58 pm
Thanks sunjamrblues! Keith started by making videos, too. Would love to see them, and your wife's art, too. Does hers last long? It sounds like it would decay.

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Post by: diademgrove on June 21, 2019, 03:49:12 pm
Thanks for the positive comments SC77 and DavidP.

Thank you sunjamrblues. I started out making videos for my songs but haven't done one for a long time. You've reminded me that a video is long overdue. Hopefully I'll have a music video to upload in a few weeks.

Thanks again,

Keith

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Post by: Alex6strings on July 01, 2019, 06:51:31 pm
Just wanted to say,  thanks for a great thread, Ive recently read it all and I'm so impressed with both of your work.  Amazing paintings thanks for letting us enjoy then. 

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Post by: redrhodie on July 01, 2019, 09:39:04 pm
Just wanted to say,  thanks for a great thread, Ive recently read it all and I'm so impressed with both of your work.  Amazing paintings thanks for letting us enjoy then. 

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Wow, you read the whole thing...and lived?!!  Thanks so much. I really appreciate the encouraging words.

I've almost given up on this thread a couple of times to save poor Davidp from having to respond (although we sometimes wonder what he's going to say ), so it makes me feel good that it held your interest.

Thanks again,
Lynn

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Post by: Alex6strings on July 01, 2019, 09:48:00 pm
Absolutely held my interest,  over a few days! I love your self portraits, really cool.   My mum paints and always wanted to paint me but I don't even like pics of myself so a big painting,  no way.  Look forward to your next painting.     DavidP is possibly the nicest man on the internet, no,  the planet.   He is so genuine and honest it's impossible not to love the guy.   



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 02, 2019, 01:43:03 pm
Absolutely held my interest,  over a few days! I love your self portraits, really cool.   My mum paints and always wanted to paint me but I don't even like pics of myself so a big painting,  no way.  Look forward to your next painting.     DavidP is possibly the nicest man on the internet, no,  the planet.   He is so genuine and honest it's impossible not to love the guy.   



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I leave out the gory details in my self portraits. Haha. That's not always possible in a photograph, at least not without Photoshop.

Davidp is a louse and causes nothing but trouble.

Luckily he can take a joke. That's the only good thing about him.

Thanks again for the positive feedback. Really appreciate it!





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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 02, 2019, 03:22:36 pm
Just blushing profusely, while laughing at the joke ... joke  ??? ... joking aside.  Long may this side show into the world of art continue ... I love seeing what you and Keith produce. 
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 03, 2019, 12:26:49 pm
Thanks David. Yes, joke. No one on Earth could possibly think I was serious. You're not a louse. You're a scoundrel. Haha.

My botanical studies for the harpsichords continue at a frenzied pace. I've gotten the news that I'll be painting a sound board soon.

Dahlias and a butterfly in gouache. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190703/9f8a503ae794d15e55965404160dd679.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 03, 2019, 01:02:41 pm
And isn't there just a small part within that would like to be a bit of a bad boy scoundrel ... in a not at all nasty way, of course :)

The latest painting is fabulous.  I like this gauche medium.  Not a big fan of watercolours in general but this looks vivid and rich, even via the dodgy experience of viewing a photo through the internet.

I'm sure you'll do a top job of the sound-board.

Now what about another video of you playing and singing?  Being a scoundrel and since asking last time worked, figure I'd take a chance and ask again :)


Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 03, 2019, 01:05:26 pm
Yes I agree a singing and playing video would be great. 

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 06, 2019, 10:39:09 am
Lynn and Keith,

Given this topic is not at all about guitar-playing and matters musical and not wanting to start another off-topic topic and having a sense that you may be interested, who knows who else might be; please forgive a topic hijack.

And before perpetrating my hijack, say the word and I'll delete this.  Hmmm and if you think worth putting up as it's own topic, then I'll do that too.  And now to my hijack ...

My brother is (now) an artist.  I shan't dwell on all that, would really be a liberty. He has started a YT series about his latest project.  As I watched the video, I first thought about the parallels in learning guitar and then about the two of you as visual artists.  I thought you might enjoy the video.  OK, I am also proud of my brother and with a brother's love and pride, felt like sharing this.

Hope you enjoy it.  And as I said, happy to move it, delete it, if you'd prefer that ...





Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 06, 2019, 11:23:43 am
That's a very cool project Neil is taking on.  I've liked, subscribed with notifications on and I'm very interested in following his journey.   Thanks for sharing that David.

What a surprise that your brother is such a verbose, intelligent,  well spoken gentlemen.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 06, 2019, 01:20:23 pm
That's a very cool project Neil is taking on.  I've liked, subscribed with notifications on and I'm very interested in following his journey.   Thanks for sharing that David.

What a surprise that your brother is such a verbose, intelligent,  well spoken gentlemen.

Thanks Alex and too kind  :-[ 

I suggest you watch his other videos ... I find them interesting and inspirational.

Now back to the art of Lynn and Keith  ;D
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 06, 2019, 01:28:32 pm
No, please post! I'm halfway through. Really interesting video, project, and piece. I want to see his progress and hear how he tackles the problems that arise.

I'm about to start copying some paintings of flowers, which I hope will merge into my own style. Copying is an important tool. It's great that your brother is working in his own material.

My suggestion for him is to perhaps video on a dark background. The wire showed up better against his shirt, so I think it might be better. Maybe he can show it both on dark and light? And also, since he says the shadow is an important part of the piece, maybe show us that as well.

He didn't know what he was getting into, did he? Haha.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 06, 2019, 01:41:12 pm
Oh hi Lynn.  I forgot to comment on your last painting.   It's quite lovely and I think it would make a great tattoo, for a female most likely.   Very nice.    8)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 06, 2019, 01:55:23 pm
Oh hi Lynn.  I forgot to comment on your last painting.   It's quite lovely and I think it would make a great tattoo, for a female most likely.   Very nice.    8)
Interesting thought. I could design a whole back like a soundboard. That would be funky.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 06, 2019, 02:27:56 pm
Interesting thought. I could design a whole back like a soundboard. That would be funky.

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Yeah funky as...(edit self censored).    You been picking and stummin?  We collectively hope so.  Meaning me and David at least.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 06, 2019, 03:21:32 pm
No, please post! I'm halfway through. Really interesting video, project, and piece. I want to see his progress and hear how he tackles the problems that arise.

I'm about to start copying some paintings of flowers, which I hope will merge into my own style. Copying is an important tool. It's great that your brother is working in his own material.

My suggestion for him is to perhaps video on a dark background. The wire showed up better against his shirt, so I think it might be better. Maybe he can show it both on dark and light? And also, since he says the shadow is an important part of the piece, maybe show us that as well.

He didn't know what he was getting into, did he? Haha.

Thanks Lynn ...

I'm happy to pass the comments on, or you could comment directly on the YT video.  That'll give me the extra joy of him telling me about a comment his received from a total stranger.

Usually he then follows the upload to YT with a referencing post on his FB page, which is where most of the comments come from FB Friends.

It struck me that this project is like some folk here picking a special song to learn.  One day I may get to that point as well :)  For now, just happy playing simple songs as I get to grip with the basics.  Perhaps it might be one of those songs that Alex plays so beautifully :)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 06, 2019, 03:35:19 pm
Thanks Lynn ...

I'm happy to pass the comments on, or you could comment directly on the YT video.  That'll give me the extra joy of him telling me about a comment his received from a total stranger


I left a comment on the video David.   I thought that might be a nice start to his David of the North East Project.   I think he'll get quiet a bit of interest though.  I'm genuinely excited for him.   Epic project.

Oh and copying is how we do it in music.   Chet Atkins and T.E. have both  spoken openly about it.   Petty theft Chet would say.   Tommy goes into detail in some interviews.  'I stole, ahem borrowed that lick from Merle Travis ' etc.   Everyone needs inspiration, for guitarists it's important I think.  I don't know why cause it's 1am.    I know that the guy I'm watching right now inspires me.   And so will the next guy.   John Mayer,  Eric Clapton. 
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on July 06, 2019, 09:22:09 pm
DavidP, it was great to see your brother's video. Keep posting I really want to see how he progress.

Alex6Strings, thanks for the positive comments. Very much appreciated.

There may well be a new track plus a video coming along in a few weeks. All of which depends on how much energy I have left.
Its been a hectic few weeks but the decorating is finished, at least until we start the next room. I just need some time to recover.

Unfortunately the video will feature neither Lynn or me.

It'll help if you have a will to be weird :)

Thanks again,

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 06, 2019, 11:04:46 pm

Hey Keith, good to see you mate.   Yep we all need that recovering time,  sounds like its been a busy time so if you can catch some rest now, take it and enjoy it.   

Hey great,  looking forward to a video, and thats ok that you two won't be in front of thee camera.  Whatever form your art comes in is sure to be worth the wait.   I read your whole thread in a couple of days,  it was like binge watching a TV series except in art.   I even considered a trip to the local art gallery just to feed this craving.      
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 07, 2019, 01:41:11 am
Thanks Alex and David. I've been painting as much as I can before my big project, so not much time for guitar (I do play a little most days) but I'll make a video soon.

I'm also falling behind on listening to everyone's songs! I hate to think about what I'm missing. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up tomorrow.

David, I don't know how to comment on YouTube from my phone. Sorry! Tell him we'll be watching him, and think his project looks cool.







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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 07, 2019, 01:28:21 pm


Thanks Alex and David. I've been painting as much as I can before my big project, so not much time for guitar (I do play a little most days) but I'll make a video soon

Dude you just do your thing.  We're encouraging you cause we love your art either way it comes.   

Oh yes the big project!   well that's great.  Hey what was the big project again?    it's a secret right? 

Anywho Keith told me he doesn't like Tommy Emmanuel,  so Ive blocked him.  I'm joking, I wasn't able to.



Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 07, 2019, 01:43:15 pm
David, I don't know how to comment on YouTube from my phone. Sorry! Tell him we'll be watching him, and think his project looks cool.


No worries, Lynn.  He appreciated that you took a look, are interested and will act on the suggestion (just got off our weekly Skype chat, all about art, music, learning, sport and life in general)
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 07, 2019, 02:17:12 pm

Dude you just do your thing.  We're encouraging you cause we love your art either way it comes.   

Oh yes the big project!   well that's great.  Hey what was the big project again?    it's a secret right? 

Anywho Keith told me he doesn't like Tommy Emmanuel,  so Ive blocked him.  I'm joking, I wasn't able to.
Haha, I thought I'd posted about it. I'm going to be painting a Rucker's style harpsichord soundboard, so I've been focusing on learning to paint flowers in the traditional Flemish style. Luckily the harpsichord I'm working on was a train wreck, so whatever I do will hopefully be an improvement. Haha. But I want to do a really good job. While technically my second soundboard, it's the first with all the flowers and birds. I'm really excited. It'll be fun to do, but a little scary. Fortunately, I know how important it is to practice, so I'll be ready for it. I've been painting lots of flowers, drawing up a plan from the harpsichord "blueprint", reading and researching what's been done before, photographing real and painted flowers, hopefully developing a style.

I have probably a week or two before I start the fun part, although this part is pretty fun.

I'll post pictures along the way.

Thanks again,
Lynn

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 07, 2019, 02:27:15 pm
Yes of course I remember now Lynn,  I just have to confess, I don't know what a soundboard is.   I'll google it.   Probably a translation thing.   My English is really bad.   Which is a shame cause it's the only language I speak.

Nope googling didn't help.  I'm sure I'll work it out.   
All I got was like mixing desks etc. Anywho look forward to your pics along the way.   
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 07, 2019, 02:57:39 pm
Ahhh. Haha. Hopefully this link will work:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_harpsichord#/media/File%3AClavecin_flamand.png

The soundboard is the area that the strings go over. They're usually decorated with flowers, insects, birds, the occasional crayfish or fiddle playing monkey. Haha. I think the decorations originally came to hide repairs. The sound board is prone to cracking due to changes in humidity and tension from the strings. You see a lot of caterpillars covering up a splice of new wood. Eventually they started painting them just for decoration. So that's what I'm doing. A goofy job, but I love it.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 07, 2019, 03:15:49 pm
Ahhh. Haha. Hopefully this link will work:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_harpsichord#/media/File%3AClavecin_flamand.png

The soundboard is the area that the strings go over. They're usually decorated with flowers, insects, birds, the occasional crayfish or fiddle playing monkey. Haha. I think the decorations originally came to hide repairs. The sound board is prone to cracking due to changes in humidity and tension from the strings. You see a lot of caterpillars covering up a splice of new wood. Eventually they started painting them just for decoration. So that's what I'm doing. A goofy job, but I love it.

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Ahh yes, yep I got it now and I'm fully educated and ready to go.  I'm looking forward to your pics even more now I know what your'e doing.  OK thanks, I think you'll do a great soundboard,  awesome.  OK bye
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 13, 2019, 07:56:48 am
Hey Lynn how's the soundboard going?   Not sure if you would have started yet but if so hope it's going well.   I'm sure it is.    Throw us a pic when you get a chance.   

Hey Keith hope you have had a good break.   How's the video coming along?
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 13, 2019, 11:08:11 am
I'm in the process of making the paint from natural pigments, which is fun. I sanded the soundboard yesterday. I should be ready to start painting in a week or two. Maybe.

Here are some practice flowers. I'm still developing my style. The orange lily on the wood was just a test to see how my homemade paint worked, and I think it's closest to what a Flemish harpsichord flower should look like. I'm excited but a little anxious that I'm gonna screw it up, so I'll keep practicing.

Thanks for asking! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/68d15d4c09676a87e5d885dc769a91d2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/e8250e1d953fc42fc73ee626eb5ccb5b.jpg)

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 13, 2019, 11:20:39 am
They really look amazing Lynn.  I think some nerves and a little anxiety is helpful, but you're gonna paint a beautiful soundboard, so just relax and enjoy it cause sb's needing painting don't come around very often. Not around here anyway.  I assume that's a general thing? Anyway you know what I mean.

edit.   Thanks for checking my tune btw.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 13, 2019, 12:34:03 pm
They really look amazing Lynn.  I think some nerves and a little anxiety is helpful, but you're gonna paint a beautiful soundboard, so just relax and enjoy it cause sb's needing painting don't come around very often. Not around here anyway.  I assume that's a general thing? Anyway you know what I mean.

edit.   Thanks for checking my tune btw.
Thanks! Yes, a little anxiety is helpful, and will hopefully keep me from doing anything too stupid. I need to remember to stop when I think "this will probably be okay" to make sure it will be okay. Haha. I'm a leap before I look kind of person in some ways, so knowing I can't remove a mistake is a little scary. If I remember to breathe and go slowly, I should be fine.

Yes, a painting like this doesn't come around often, so I'm enjoying it. I hope it leads to more things; more painting, improved skills, possibly traveling. I've read about a harpsichord painter from here (US) who gets commissions in Europe, and travels there to paint. I'd love to do that. I don't know what's possible, but I'm going to do my best, and hopefully the customer will like it.

I'll try to record a song soon. I feel like my voice is changing, and I want to see if it's all in my head.

Thanks again!





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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 13, 2019, 03:47:13 pm
No idea what originals look like, Lynn, can only say your further practice paintings look fabulous. Looking forward to seeing more as you progress the project.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 13, 2019, 08:39:00 pm
Thanks David! I've been painting all day. I should have stopped hours ago, but I didn't. Whether this is good or bad doesn't matter. I learned a lot today. My homemade paint works, and can take alot of abuse. Haha.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 13, 2019, 09:37:42 pm
Ahh wow that reminds me of my ex wife so much.   Not the painting, the line you used,  'it works and can take a lot of abuse' 

   Lynn I'm sorry I shouldn't use your thread as a testing ground for my stand up.  Yeah I dabble.   Hey,  seriously I have a rose tattoo,  two roses,  very similar to those.  They look great! 
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 13, 2019, 10:24:26 pm
Poor her.  Haha. I'm sure she misses you.

I may have missed my calling as a tattoo artist. I have a million ideas. An entire body done up in one solid color. It would be laborious and painful for everyone, especially if it was white. Yeah.











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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 13, 2019, 10:41:47 pm
I have to stop quoting all the time.   I think @close2u spends all day following me around editing my posts taking out quotes.    I  got the message Richard.   And I'm joking,  I saw the post you edited.   

Yeah white is cool but lots of work I think.   I have some tatts,  even a guitar one I designed myself.    idiot.   

Yeah she misses me,  they always do. 
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 13, 2019, 10:54:06 pm
At least we can laugh about it now. Haha.


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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 13, 2019, 11:48:54 pm
No problem, Alex. I put a video in aavoyp for you and David. Sorry it's not finger picking.


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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 14, 2019, 12:11:30 am
If it's not fingerpicking then I don't want to watch it. 
Seriously It's very cool Lynn. 
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 14, 2019, 08:55:40 am
No problem, Alex. I put a video in aavoyp for you and David. Sorry it's not finger picking.

Thanks again for the performance of Janee, Lynn. 

The roses are beautiful indeed.

And to continue the hijack ... here is the latest from my brother





I'm so glad he's doing this, since I've not yet had the opportunity to visit him, I am seeing his garden and now workshop for the first time in these videos.

And, Alex, thanks for the comments.  I suggest you share some of your guitar links with him.  He is a great lover of music and I know he'll appreciate your fingerstyle arrangements.

Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 14, 2019, 10:29:21 am
@David,  cool I might, thank you.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 14, 2019, 10:43:20 am
Hey Lynn thanks so much for posting that awesome original gem for us.   Im not being nice.  You are a story teller.   I've known you for five minutes and I know that.   Through art, music, or just posts,  it's cool.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 14, 2019, 03:19:53 pm
David, really cool video of your brother's. I'm envious of his studio (although mine is quite satisfactory, it's not in Brazil ). His sculptures looks great, and remind me a little if Calder. There's a sketch he did of Josephine Baker in MOMA that your brother might like if he hasn't seen it.

I like the rusty background a lot. I think it's perfect, so maybe he doesn't need to paint it black. There's an organic quality to the rust that's a beautiful contrast to his wire.

I like the bald heads. I can see hair is troublesome. He could take a page from Degas, and use a wig. Degas didn't use wigs, but real tutus on his ballerina sculptures. That also makes me think he should put a tutu on David. Haha.

Really impressive work and I can see your love of learning and creating is genetic. I look forward to next week's.

Keith, notice the mosaics.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 14, 2019, 03:24:02 pm
Alex, thanks for watching it even though it's not finger picking. Thanks for the kind words and the stand up. You liven up this thread.

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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 14, 2019, 03:28:20 pm
Thanks Lynn.  Took the easy route ... copy and paste of your comments to my brother.  David in a tutu ... there's a thought ... would have to be a diaphanous tutu  HA HA
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 14, 2019, 04:10:17 pm
Alex, thanks for watching it even though it's not finger picking. Thanks for the kind words and the stand up. You liven up this thread.

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My pleasure.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: diademgrove on July 15, 2019, 10:43:47 am
Hi David,

I don't think I could work in your brother's studio, looks way too hot in Brazil for me. His walk through was impressive though and I've noted down his advice on doing many studies. I liked the bald headed figures, no need for hair or a wig. Does your brother still do mosaics? I'd like to have seen more of them but if he's fulfilling commissions he may not have time.

Looking forward to episode 3.

Keith
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 16, 2019, 10:43:03 am
My pleasure.
Thanks again for all the kind words, the support and humor. I hope you're trip will be good, and you'll come back feeling much better.



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Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 16, 2019, 12:15:26 pm
Thank you Lynn,  I'm sure I will,  and thanks again.

Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 16, 2019, 12:24:38 pm
wtf.  I'm seeing a goat.. ok whatever. Bye for now
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: Alex6strings on July 16, 2019, 12:35:57 pm
Lol I just realized I posted the goat..  thought it was you.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: DavidP on July 16, 2019, 09:33:08 pm
Hi David,

I don't think I could work in your brother's studio, looks way too hot in Brazil for me. His walk through was impressive though and I've noted down his advice on doing many studies. I liked the bald headed figures, no need for hair or a wig. Does your brother still do mosaics? I'd like to have seen more of them but if he's fulfilling commissions he may not have time.

Looking forward to episode 3.

Keith

For sure, Keith, super hot. He is a just about on the equator.

More mosaics one day and maybe a bald Goliath, he says.
Title: Re: My art collaboration with diademgove
Post by: redrhodie on July 21, 2019, 11:50:55 am
Keith made a playlist for my friend Nate. When Nate complained about the reggae on it (my interpretation), Keith drew this.

I'm curious to hear the next playlist. Something tells me Keith didn't get the memo. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190721/c0835e24a481c1921755c17940c9d957.jpg)

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