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Mac-Tan 09-05-2014 07:34 PM

what I'm up to now...
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LOL... I've gotten some suggestions from friends that I try something different other than rocks and trees, water... clouds and more of the same, So...

Over the years I've done several hundred quick sketches and going through them I found this 15 minute pencil sketch I did back in 2008. Following on with the concept of spontaneity.. some call it 'alla prima' or doing it in one sitting, I blocked this in in about 15 minutes and went back with detail for about 25 more.

I have, and I think many artists do as well, a tendency to beat the thing to death and it ends up looking like it. Keeping it quick and bold preserves the intent and the spirit of doing it and not just working at length to get it done.

OLD SALT Acrylic on Card Stock

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jayboulware 09-05-2014 07:51 PM

Nicely done Mac. I can feel the thousand yard stare.

slacker- 09-05-2014 07:53 PM

Nice - you're very talented

marinemom 09-05-2014 08:02 PM

Very nice!

Mac-Tan 09-05-2014 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by jayboulware (Post 2061308)
Nicely done Mac. I can feel the thousand yard stare.

Yeah... I know how he feels... Like when I retired.
Takes about a year to get back to being a kid again :)

Mac-Tan 09-05-2014 08:12 PM


Originally Posted by marinemom (Post 2061311)
Very nice!


Originally Posted by slacker- (Post 2061310)
Nice - you're very talented

Thanks, I appreciate that! :)

3rd3y3 09-05-2014 10:46 PM

I like where its going.

What kind of surface are you working on there?

tarnoch 09-05-2014 11:21 PM

Fiddler on the roof?

Mark Putnum 09-25-2014 08:37 PM

Hey thats really nice its....HEY! wait a minute,Ive seen that in Red Lobster!

I kid I kid !!! Nice painting Mac-Tan.

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