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New painting: White flowers in a coffee pot

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by hemingway, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have always struggled with still life painting, which is annoying as it's my favourite kind. But this one fell into place nicely.

    So . . . someone sent me flowers . . . but, being a man, I don't own a vase. So I jammed them roughly into the coffee pot, just to snap a picture for the sender, to say thanks.

    Then I decided that the flowers deserved better. So I arranged them tastefully and took some more photos, with a painting in mind.

    But, in something of a "Nebraska" moment, I realised that the nice pictures looked too nice, and the jammed-in-the-pot snap looked perfect. So that's what I painted, and I think it turned out pretty well.

    Hope you like it.

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  2. trev333

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    Triffids?...;)
     
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  3. hemingway

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    There were actually lots of beautiful roses and tulips in there . . . once I rearranged them. As I said: jammed in a coffee pot.
     
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    I like what you did with the Jug... they way the shading works and it even looks like it has a glaze to it... :)
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Very nice. That would look great in my sister’s kitchen/breakfast nook
     
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  7. hemingway

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    Well ya can't have it, so there.

    I'm often torn when it comes to selling my work. If it's something I like I just don't want to part with it. I'd make a lousy commercial artist.

    I painted a portrait of a friend recently and he wants to buy it, but I keep putting him off because I'm really pleased with the picture.

    Useless hemingway. Useless.
     
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    Wow man, just wow.
     
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  9. tanplastic

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    Nice and fresh!
    So is this painted from life or from a photo?
     
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    Excellent (as usual)
     
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  11. hemingway

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    Everything I do is from a photo.

    I don't know how people paint flowers from life. They would die long before I finished the picture. My hero, Cezanne, used to use silk flowers and fake fruit, because he worked so slowly.
     
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    WHAT?
    That's great!! As if.
     
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    I like it!

    You know your paintings are always so blue....;)

    (I’m just giving you a hard time,because you let that cat out of the bag;) )
     
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  14. stxrus

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    I know, you’ve said this before. I understand not wanting to part with something you like. That’s my only pack rat trait I have
     
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    It looks just like a coffee pot with some white flowers in it .
     
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    Outstanding. One of your best. I'd have trouble selling that one, but would likely give it away to someone who really gets it.

    Looks like you could paint anything you want......and then some.
     
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    I suppose the Flemish guys like de Heem had to replenish their rotting subjects, and rely on their mind's eye a great deal as well.
    When Soutine was painting his famous beef carcass he had an assistant pour fresh blood over it from time to time.
    I don't know if Rembrandt, whom Soutine was emulating, did the same.
     
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    Nice painting. But I've never heard the expression a "Nebraska moment". What's that mean?
     
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    I can take a photo, but I will have to wait on the painting part for the next life. Usually I'm happy enough with the photo alone.

    But your paintings are so much better than what I imagine is the actual photo. In a still photo "life" may be captured, but in a painting "life" is expressed.

    I discovered long ago that, among things I collect, acquiring art for the walls is a constant. Let me know when you start issuing prints of your work.

    Well done, hemingway.
     
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    It looks like an Henri Rousseau landscape crammed into a coffee pot. Nice.
     
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