Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuscan Village Oil Painting by Chris Hobel Daily Painting

This baby is finished! 
Tuscan Village Oil Painting 24x36"canvas
on deep sided  frame painted around the sides
and is for sale 
Contact me to purchase

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The final step, painting the sides Tuscan Painting by Chris Hobel

I finally decided to end it all after much fusing around with this painting. ie painting the sides the final step. Such a large traditional landscape 24x36" 61x91cms  for me is new.  I should have painted it quickly with house painting brushes to stop that dreaded thing distraction and detail. I did enjoy it and learnt a lot from it I hope. When it dries I  can photograph it and will show it to you

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuscan Village Oil Painting progress by Chis Hobel daily painter

another step, can you spot the difference. I remember playing these games with my kids.
 Its still not done but a bit closer.
the road on the right is less obvious. The olive trees in the front are done, Ive signed the painting as I did not want to overwork this side of the painting

Monday, November 15, 2010

Some hints for Professional photos of paintings and latest Tuscan Village painting Chris Hobel Daily painting

Painting 24x36" Tuscan Village  Oil Painting
Unfinshed photo1 and top photo  what Im up to so far. I ve been working on another tuscan village scene, much larger than any others Ive  done of this type of thingThe large expanse of green is a bit daunting especially the right hand foreground.I like it now but it is a bit unfinshed. The perennial problem.. knowing when to stop. It is not the focal point so I need to be careful not to overdo the detail here. Im not happy with the road leading into the houses on the right. I think it will have to go

My promise to blog more often has been hijacked by family stuff. My head feels like cotton wool ie no logic and my stomach has a migraine, not a good combination. Hopefully the fog will clear soon
My butterfly movie  was fun to do, although I have already forgotten how to do it. Currently Im learning photoshop at U3A Noosa. Im really enjoying it but it means less time for painting and blogging.
The fine art international site is fun as Ive sold a couple of prints on it. The problem is you need really professional photos taken for them to be able to print  from them. I will need a new camera at least 8 megapixels, a tripod , outdoor even light, and the ability to hang your painting flat. Not sure if its worth it for a few dollars profit. I will need to sell a lot of prints.
This week a quick trip to the gold coast Qld Australia airport ( all the cheap overseas flights go from there) to send off my baby for a 2year adventure,
breakfast at Cooloongatta and  some great shots were taken at Pt Danger
Top photo the floating city of the surfers paradise, lower photo Duranbah, a top surf spot
Ikea in Brisbane for some new lamps etc


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